Category: Perspectives

  • The Death of the American Vacation – and One Girl’s Quest to Resurrect It (Sort Of)

    Once upon a time, not too long ago, I would scoff at the business people I’d see in airports, hunched over and furiously typing on their laptops, placing hurried calls to bosses and co-workers and clients.

  • Legally Speaking

    This economy and interest rates have created tough times for many. Few things are more difficult to deal with than the possibility of losing your home through foreclosure.

  • Siberian Sabbatical

    Well, how does life go on the other side of the world? It absolutely blows my mind that I left the cozy, protected, environment of Door County almost six months ago! Maybe it is this wonderful weather making the time fly.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pet

    COLLETTE is a delightful adult calico tabby, 2 – 4 years old. Colette was spayed after coming into the shelter with her three, sweet kittens (one of whom has already gone home).

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    Sexual violence violates a person’s trust and feeling of safety. It occurs any time a person is forced, coerced, and/or manipulated into unwanted sexual activity.

  • An Outlook

    Item #1: Last week’s column about thrashing your offspring (or the offspring of your offspring) in any and all competitions generated a fair number of comments, all of them positive.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mary Pat, We visit Door County quite a bit, but it’s usually during the summer since our cottage isn’t winterized. My husband and I came up for a couple of days mid-week at the end of January and were a little startled by what we started calling the “staring phenomenon.” We went out to […]

  • Eighth Notes

    On February 23rd, the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of Green Bay composer Gordon Parmentier’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Sad to say, the composer’s death January 8 will have denied him the chance to hear his final work in full orchestral form.

  • Under the Hood – You and Your Car

    Recently we have had complaints about cars not producing any heat inside the car. There are two things that should be checked first. One is to see where the temperature gauge is reading after 5 to 10 minutes of driving.

  • Door to Nature

    Winter hikes have really appealed to me ever since childhood, growing up in Kewaunee, when one day in January of 1937 my dad drove my two older brothers and me out to Seidel’s Lake a few miles southwest of the city.

  • Legally Speaking

    There are several types of deeds by which property is conveyed in Wisconsin. One type of deed is a quit claim deed which conveys only the interest of the person transferring the property and nothing more.

  • Jon Paul’s Maritime Diaries

    Today as the fourth bridge in Sturgeon Bay is nearing completion, it will be 121 years after the first bridge spanned the downtown area. The new bridge and what should be done with the Michigan Street Bridge has sparked controversy for the last 20 years and is still an active dispute today.

  • Guerrilla Gardening

    “Life’s a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!” – Rosalind Russell as Auntie Mame, 1958 Too broke to make it to a warmer clime this frozen season? Head on down to the Baileys Harbor branch of the Door County Library System and enjoy a little bit of green.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pet

    Hi! My name is Shiloh, and I love treats. Car rides and playing fetch are also high on my list of what my new family will enjoy with me. I’m a Beagle/Australian Shepherd mix – 34 lbs.

  • A Column from the Door County Environmental Council

    We all know it’s coming! That somber day when you may be notified that your shore land wastewater system is defined as a failed system and you get replacement orders from the county.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    January is National Stalking Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity to discuss a very hidden and disturbing behavior. According to the Stalking Resource Center, stalking can be defined as a series of actions that make one feel afraid or in danger.

  • An Outlook

    If you are under the age of 30, you need to stop reading this column now. The words that follow are not for your eyes. In two weeks I will have something for you to read, but for now please turn the page.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m afraid that my life has no meaning now that the Packers have lost. I know that seems extreme, but I really had my hopes set on the Pack playing in the Superbowl this year.

  • Eighth Notes

    Violinist Frank Almond, well known to area residents, continues with nothing but winning programs in his Milwaukee Frankly Music series. On January 10, we ventured to his latest offering, plowing through some of the messiest weather we’ve encountered in years.

  • By the Numbers

    A look at the world in numbers.