June 26 – July 3

Sam Kahr and Elizabeth “Liz” Stubenvoll were the Badger Boys’ and Girls’ State representatives from Gibraltar High School. They were both sponsored by Billy Weiss American Legion Post 527 of Sister Bay. Badger Boys’ State was held June 13 – 20 at Ripon College and Badger Girls’ State was held June 21 – 26 at UW-Oshkosh.

The Badger Boys’ and Girls’ programs are designed to teach young men and women that the American form of government is stronger and more vital in today’s world of struggle and change than ever before, to develop leadership and pride in American citizens, and to provide greater understanding of our government, stimulating a desire to maintain our democratic government.

On July 16 Birch Creek’s volunteer organization, The Associates, will host an afternoon of fantastic food and fabulous fashions at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club Member Clubhouse in Egg Harbor. The theme of “Stepping Out” will feature ideas for how to put your best foot forward.

Doors will open at 11:30 am for an informal gathering time with cash bar. A salad lunch will be followed by modeling of all the latest in summer fashions and accessories offered by 26 Door County specialty stores and galleries. Marti Spittell Ziegelbauer will be the guest emcee.

This year’s silent auction features unique items and raffle tickets will be for a wide variety of other prizes donated by Door County merchants. The price of the luncheon is $45 and half of the ticket cost for this event is deductible for income tax purposes. All proceeds from the event will benefit Birch Creek. To request an invitation or check on seating availability call 920.743.6859. All tickets must be reserved by mail before July 8.

The Door County Community Foundation recently announced that it is inviting local charities to submit applications for financial support from the Community Foundation’s Arts Fund. The Community Foundation’s Arts Fund supports creative charitable activities in Door County that use the arts to enrich our community and touch the lives of the people of Door County. Applications are available online at Applications and all supporting materials must be received by July 28. For more information, please contact call 920.746.1786 or email [email protected].

Emily Bley and Noah Salmeri of Sevastopol High School each received $1,250 for the Ted Pollman Scholarship award. Ted Pollman, youngest son of the Pollman family, passed away unexpectedly in a tragic vehicle accident. In his honor, the parent’s and brother’s of Ted established the Ted Pollman Scholarship award. An annual scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in financial need in Door County. Congratulations to both Emily and Noah and best wishes with their continued education.

Beginning her seventh season, Gale Ritchey will continue to offer a series of scheduled Pet Psychic Sessions throughout 2009. A popular animal communicator and professional psychic healer artist, Ritchey offers sessions to help animals and their caregivers get into better sync with relationships and wellbeing.

On Friday, June 26, from 11 am – 4 pm, Ritchey will kick-off the 2009 series at the new Trendy Tails shop at Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek. Then, the second event day will be on July 3 from 11 am – 5 pm at the Anderson House Work Bench in Ephraim. The fees for sessions are $30 per animal. Walk-ins will be accepted if openings in the schedule remain; however, to book a session at Trendy Tails call 920.868.5225 or at the Anderson House Work Bench call 920.839.1175.

In addition to her pet psychic sessions, Ritchey has been supporting animal causes for 17 years. She has donated fees for sessions to many animal care groups throughout the country, including focusing on the Spay-a-Stray program at the Northern Door Pet Clinic.

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Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregiver’s Annual Stay-At-Home Ball has surpassed $5,000 in support; however, the non-profit’s need for this event is $20,000. Neighbor-to-Neighbor depends upon the generosity of community donations to support its programming, including peer companions, respite care for primary caregivers, medical equipment loans and The Lemonade Club – all of which are provided at no charge.

Executive Director Jan Scoville stated, “It was our goal to raise one-third of our budget needs through this campaign.” Scoville stated that 1,200 invitations were sent to Door County residents in April and approximately 150 have been returned with a donation. “Donations have ranged from $2 to $400, and we are so grateful for everyone’s support. No amount is too little. Every penny makes a difference,” Scoville added. 

Contributions to Neighbor-to-Neighbor’s Stay-at-Home Ball may be sent to:  PO Box 626, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” That’s the attitude The Lemonade Club takes toward cancer. The Lemonade Club meets at noon, the second Wednesday of every month at My Sisters Cafe.

“We welcome anyone who is dealing with or has dealt with cancer to join us and share their wisdom with others,” stated Jan Scoville, Executive Director of Neighbor-to-Neighbor, the non-profit which oversees the support group. Scoville added, “Our group varies in size and is made up of people at different stages in surviving this disease – newly diagnosed, in the middle of chemotherapy, cancer-free for years, and those who are handling a re-occurrence of the disease.”

For more information, please contact Jan Scoville at 920.743.7800.

Scandia Village Good Samaritan will hold their 14th annual Grand Scandia Golf Benefit at Maxwelton Braes Golf Resort on Monday, July 20. The format will be an 18-hole scramble with a 1 pm shotgun start, registration beginning at noon. The outing includes 18-holes of golf with a cart, and a fabulous dinner to follow. There will be fun contests throughout the day with chances to win many great prizes, including a guaranteed winner of a complete set of custom fit PING golf clubs. The cost is $90 per person. Round up your team today, the registration deadline is July 13. All proceeds benefit the residents at Scandia Village, the Special Care Unit for Alzheimer’s and dementia and staff education. For more information call 920.854.2317.

Cailtlin Roberts of the Portage FFA Chapter was elected to serve as the 2009 – 2010 Section 6 State FFA Officer at the 80th Wisconsin FFA Convention held in Madison, Wisconsin June 8 – 11. Her parents are Dana and Mary Roberts, and she is the granddaughter of Everett and Eileen Roberts of Sturgeon Bay. Everett is a retired Agriculture Instructor who taught at Sevastopol School for 33 years.