• The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) has selected Jonathan Conjurske, a senior at Southern Door High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. Conjurske will be attending the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in the fall.
Each year PMF awards a $3,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who desires to further his or her education in music. The recipient must be an outstanding music student, who has demonstrated his or her ability as a performer and has shown a sustained interest in music-related activities. Also, the student must major or minor in music while attending college.
“This year the festival received five outstanding applications representing Washington Island, Gibraltar, Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door High Schools,” said PMF Executive Director Sharon Grutzmacher. “The choice was very tough. Each of these schools can be very proud of their students. I know everyone involved with the selection process was very impressed!”
Conjurske, who will be honored at the Aug. 16 PMF Concert, received the award for his long-standing participation in musical activities as well as his academic achievements. In addition to his involvement in the Southern Door High School music programs, he participated in the Green Bay Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Bay Area Music Association Honors Band.
For information call 920.854.4060 or visit the website at http://www.musicfestival.com.
• The Door County Home Builders Association (DCHBA) has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Baileys Harbor resident Aaron Zak, who plans to study electrical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in the fall. Zak is a senior at Gibraltar High School.
The DCHBA annual scholarship program recognizes local students who show promise in the home industry. The students must prepare an essay that addresses why they plan to enter the building profession.
Zak participated in high school woodworking and cabinetry classes and was one of the top workers in the classes. He received awards from the Rotary and from Gibraltar High School for his craftsmanship.
For more information visit http://www.dchba.org.
• Christ Child Society’s next meeting will take place on June 27 at Liberty Square, located at 7755 Highway 42 in Egg Harbor. Members will arrive at 12:30 pm and order lunch from the menu. A meeting will follow at which time the society will discuss plans for their annual fundraising luncheon and style show which will be held August 3 at the Log Den.
Christ Child Society members teach school age children about Shaken Baby Syndrome at schools and babysitting clinics, saving babies’ lives. They welcome and appreciate new members. For more information call Diane at 920.823.2200.
• HELP of Door County’s Visitation and Exchange Program is celebrating 10 years of service for families in Door County. This program aims to provide safer exchanges of children per custody arrangements and offers supervised visits in alignment with court orders.
To commemorate the Visitation and Exchange Program’s 10th anniversary, “Pajamas in the Park” will be offered (rain or shine) for any family on June 18 from 10 am – 2 pm at Cherry Blossom Park, located at 919 South Lansing Ave in Sturgeon Bay.
The event has a fee of $10 per family and involves a rotation of 11 different stations. Families will have fun while working as a team building projects, creating a pyramid, transplanting, creating art, dancing, relay racing, playing games, eating and more.
For more information or to register call 920.743.8819; for more information email [email protected].
• The City of Sturgeon Bay is proud to announce the completion of the band shell at Martin Park, as well as the return of its free summer concert series “Harmony by the Bay.”
Located at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Oregon Street, the Martin Park amphitheater will feature 12 Harmony by the Bay performances that will run every Wednesday night from June 15 through August 31. Showcasing a rich combination of seasoned performers from around the U.S., everyone is invited to bring their blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of high quality music and entertainment outdoors. Refreshments will be available. All performances start at 7 pm and in case of rain the concert will be held at the new Lodge at Leathem Smith on 1640 Memorial Drive.
For more information call Terry Lundahl at 920.493.5979.
• The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) honored the achievements of fourteen area youth at an Open House held at the 4th Annual DKBEP High School Home Construction Program. Student builder Aaron Zak, a senior from Gibraltar High School, took home the Miles Zastrow Excellence in Building and Achievement Award. In a surprise announcement made by Miles’s son Ben, a scholarship fund was also created for recipients of this award to receive $1,000 for future educational endeavors in a trades field.
The students, representing Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, and Southern Door school districts, joined forces with the Door County Home Builders Association (DCHBA), Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the DKBEP to build a home from start to finish during the 2010/11 school year.
Participating students were involved in all aspects of home construction under the direct guidance of NWTC instructors Roger Mayer and the late Miles Zastrow. Revenue generated from the home sale will offset program costs and any remaining will be used as seed money toward future DKBEP High School Home Construction projects.
• The “electronic Post Office” — providing access to postal products and services when and where they’re needed — is available.
Now, a customer who needs stamps but does not want to leave the house can visit http://www.usps.com/shop. If customers need to send a package but cannot leave the office, they can visit http://www.usps.com/shipping. And if they need to track a package or find a ZIP Code while on the go, they can use the Postal Service’s mobile applications. For more information visit http://www.usps.com.
• The following students have been awarded a Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay scholarship for the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 school years payable at $500 per semester, subject to attendance at an accredited college: Gibraltar High School students Maxwell Dickson, Molly Grenchik, Lillian Nelson, and Katherine Schneider; Sevastopol High School student Andrew Honold; Southern Door High School students Abraham Kielar and Mari McClelland; Sturgeon Bay High School students Christian Huehns and Andrea Malek; and Washington Island High School student Nicholas Knudsen.
Tanner Lundquist and Jeffrey Schneider of Gibraltar High School were selected as 2011 alternates.
• The Door County YMCA reminds the community to keep safety first when in or around the water and recommends the following safety precautions for children and adults:
• Only swim when and where there is a lifeguard on duty; never swim alone.
• Adults should constantly watch children in and near the water.
• Inexperienced swimmers should take precaution and wear a life jacket.
• Children who are beginners should stay within arm’s reach of an adult in the water.
Swimming lessons are available at the Door County YMCA during summer camp, through a once a week 8-week session of classes, or by taking lessons everyday for one week in the Super Swim Program.
For more information, call 920.743.4949 or visit http://www.doorcountyymca.org.
• Sister Bay will host the 2nd annual scarecrow contest sponsored jointly by the Sister Bay Historical Society and the community’s Advancement Association.
This year’s contest has been expanded to include both individuals and members of the association. Businesses can begin displaying their entries either outside or inside their establishments on June 10. Shoppers may vote for their favorites by contributing $1 per vote, with proceeds benefiting the operation of the Corner of the Past Museum. “People’s Choice” awards will go to the business collecting the most votes and entries will also be judged by an impartial panel.
In addition, individuals and organizations may create scarecrows to be displayed at the museum from July 5 – 9, when winners in all categories will be announced at the Society’s Farmer Market.
Following the contest, entrants may chose to continue to display their creations until the Door County Festival of the Arts on August 13, when all scarecrows donated to the Historical Society will be auctioned at the Sister Bay Waterfront Park as a fundraiser for the museum.
Deadlines for submitting an entry are June 10 for businesses and July 3 for individual entries. Complete rules and downloadable entry forms can be found on the Historical Society’s website, http://www.sisterbayhistory.org. For more information call 920.854.5487.
• Jennifer Dahl of Sister Bay has recently completed training in leading SENG-Model Parent Support Groups. SENG-Model (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Parent Support Groups are facilitated discussions for parents where they can receive guidance, information, resources, and have a forum to communicate with each other about raising and educating their gifted children.
James T. Webb, Ph.D. and Arlene R. Devries, M.S.E., authors of A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children and Gifted Parent Groups: The SENG Model, 2nd Edition, conducted the training in Stoughton, Wisconsin, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG).
In general, the guided, hour and a half discussions will take place once a week for ten weeks, though the format can be modified to meet the needs of the community. The facilitators bring ten topics to the group for consideration, including communication, motivation, discipline, peers, siblings and only children, stress, depression, and the complexities of successful parenting. SENG facilitators are also able to conduct guided discussion groups for gifted children.
For those interested in starting SENG-Model Parent Support Groups or children’s groups in their school or community, call Jennifer Dahl at 920.854.7100. For more information about SENG visit http://www.sengifted.org.
• A sneak peek at the YMCA’s summer camp program will take place June 13. The Y is inviting parents to give their kids a chance to explore.
The exciting and educational camp and summer programming includes: Day Camp at both program centers, City-Park Half-Day Camp in Sturgeon Bay, tennis camp, team and youth gymnastics camps, Doorfins swimming camp, evening baseball, Art Fridays, sailing in Egg Harbor, kayaking with the Team Leadership Center and more.
Camps are available on a weekly or daily schedule; drop-ins are also welcome. The Door County YMCA offers financial assistance to make it affordable for all families.
For more information visit http://www.doorcountyymca.org or call the Sturgeon Bay YMCA at 920.743.4949 or the Northern Door YMCA at 920.868.3660.
• The Door County American Cancer Society Relay For Life® will take place at John Miles County Park and Fairground on June 10-11, starting at 6 pm.
Relay For Life events are held with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times throughout the evening. American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Door County’s goal is to raise $100,000 this year.
As participants walk the midway they will games and entertainment. The entire event is open to the public; a reception open to all cancer survivors in the community will take place at 5:30 pm.
The Modern Day Drifters will provide live music on Friday from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Relay For Life’s Luminary Ceremony, sponsored by Marine Travelift, will take place at dusk (approximately 9:30 pm). Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaries that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. Luminaries may be purchased with a $10 donation at the Relay before 9:30 pm.
A pancake breakfast, sponsored by Baylake Bank, will be served June 11 from 5 – 8:30 am. The Relay will close with a “Fight Back” Ceremony, sponsored by Hatco, which will include team fundraising awards.
For more information or to donate visit http://www.RelayForLife.org/doorcountywi.
• The family of the late Bill Kuhns will host a celebration in memorial of him on June 18 from 5 – 9 pm. The event will take place at the Woodwalk Events Barn and Gallery, where Kuhns had a special table to enjoy the Woodwalk Concerts every Friday night.
Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share; the Kuhns family will provide drinks and goodies. Various musical acts will perform and attendees will have a chance to share words about Kuhns.
Woodwalk Gallery is located at 6746 Hwy G, south of Egg Harbor. For more information call 920.495.2928.
• A small group of members of the United Methodist Women (UMW) of Zion and Calvary churches, spent the winter knitting and crocheting 71 tiny baby sweaters. The sweaters, along with 38 health kits and 18 school kits prepared by UMW members and others in the two churches, were blessed by the congregations and will be taken to the in-gathering that is part of the annual conference of the Wisconsin United Methodist churches later this month. Each of the health kits includes eight grooming items, and the school kits include 15 items packed into a backpack or book bag. All will be sent to the Midwest Distribution Center in Chatham, Illinois, to be delivered wherever they are most needed in the world. The congregations have also collected money to be sent to an orphanage in East Angola.