Category: Perspectives

  • 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.

  • Eighth Notes

    With the holiday season well-heralded by two Green Bay Symphony Orchestra programs, we offer an additional gift suggestion for the dedicated music lover.

  • Under the Hood – You and Your Car

    If your car battery is dead or even weak, you’re not going anywhere. It is the leading cause of starting trouble, whether because of lights left on, a charging system problem or other cause.

  • Web Tips

    Our previous two Web Tips columns discussed how search engines (a.k.a. Google, Yahoo) work. A potential website visitor enters a word or phrase into the search engine’s search box and the results are matched against a database.

  • Green Builders and Political Sway

    During the second week of November the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) held their 16th annual convention in Chicago – and over 22,000 people showed up.

  • Buy Door County, Be Door County

    I am a local shopper. At least, I try to be whenever possible. This certainly wasn’t the case a few years ago, when I believed that typing my credit card number over and over into little boxes in online shopping forms was a lot more satisfying than a jaunt to any store on the peninsula.

  • Paper and Ink

    It’s not the normal image that comes to mind when one reminisces about their childhood, but for me, ever-present in many of my most dominant childhood memories is the newspaper.

  • Getting Sober About Making Merry

    As the holiday season approaches amid daily increasing darkness, many factors can contribute to intentional or unintended overuse of alcohol. Wisconsin statistics are pretty scary; they range from dangerous binge drinking on our campuses (60 percent of 18 – 25 year old males) and daily local DUI listings to fatalities on local and nearby highways.

  • A Column from the Door County Environmental Council

    Studies have shown that water-softener brine regeneration wastes not only harm the natural decomposition processes occurring in a wastewater treatment system, they can also cause the septic tank itself to discharge a greater concentration of solids, grease, and oil into the dispersal field.