Quick Notes: June 12 – 26

The Jim Larsen Boys & Girls Club has kicked off their Annual Campaign with a goal of $50,000. To perpetuate their mission – to inspire and enable all youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens – the organization is asking community members to share their time, talent and treasure.

Last year, the organization reached more than 600 community youth, as well as served 3,748 healthy meals and 1,872 healthy snacks to Club Members. The Jim Larsen Boys & Girls Club continues to accept members, with a $10 per year membership.

In addition, a Teen Youth Program at the Prince of Peace Center will begin June 16 at 5:30 pm, and a Summer Youth Program will also be held at the Prince of Peace Youth Center, and teen nights will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 9 pm.

Contributions can be sent to The Jim Larsen Boys & Girls Club, P.O. Box 579, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. For more information, please call Club Chief Executive Officer, Sally Weber Hasenfus at 920.746.5125.

Two Sturgeon Bay residents were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Door County Home Builders Association (DCHBA). Daniel Andres, 19, and Kurt Guilette, 18, were recognized by DCHBA for showing enthusiasm and promise in the home building profession. The money is earmarked for their tuition at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). Andres is completing the wood technology courses at NWTC and will begin the heating program in the fall. Guilette will begin his studies at NWTC in the fall, focusing on the architecture technology program. Both teens are graduates of Southern Door High School. An official presentation of the awards will take place in the fall. More information about DCHBA is available at

This year’s Door County Fair will be held August 5 – 9 and deadlines to pre-register exhibits are approaching fast. The deadline to pre-register Junior Fair exhibits (4-H, FFA, Boy and Girl Scouts, and school items) is July 2, and the deadline for Open Class entries, which include all Door County residents who do not qualify for the Junior Fair category, is July 23.

For more information or to obtain rules and regulations for exhibiting, stop by the Door County UW-Extension Office, 421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay, visit or call 920.746.2260.

Samantha Phillips, an eighth grade student at Gibraltar, was recently awarded the Directors Award and Betty L. Wiltse Memorial Scholarship. The Directors Award is presented to the middle school student who has demonstrated superior dedication and devotion to learning and performing music. The Betty L. Wiltse Memorial Scholarship has been established by her children to honor the memory of their mother and her commitment to local area music students. Samantha will use the scholarship money to continue lessons with her private flute instructor, Mary Bell.

• The Entrepreneurship Student Company, in cooperation with the Gibraltar DECA Club, raised $500 for DOOR CANcer through their company operation and spring raffle. The dance, held last February, hosted a Chinese raffle with prizes donated by Culvers, McDonalds, Sunseekers, Family Video, Baylake Bank, Bridget Schopf, Wal-Mart, Sturgeon Bay Cinema & the Town & Country Mobil Station. DOOR CANcer helps Door County families suffering from the effects of cancer.

A Sister Bay native, Maggie Hansen, now studying as a graduate student at the University of Virginia, will spend her summer in Mali, Africa. Through the Hart Howerton Fellowship, Hansen will study how urban infrastructure can create stronger and more sustainable communities. Despite being one of the world’s poorest countries, Mali, Africa has one of the most even distributions of wealth among its citizens. Hansen will study which elements of the Mali model can be duplicated to improve quality of life via projects of water collection and urban agriculture.

On Saturday, June 13, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor will be serving Spuds ‘n Splits starting at 6 pm, following the Praise Service. Enjoy a baked potato with your choice of toppings and then have a make-your-own banana split or ice cream sundae for desert. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds will fund Immanuel’s Outreach projects.

The Liberty Grove Historical Society will host their annual Fish Boil on June 25. It will be held at the Viking Restaurant in Ellison Bay from 4 – 8 pm. The fish boil meal consists of whitefish, potatoes, cole slaw and of course a wonderful cherry dessert. Broasted chicken will also be available for those who prefer it. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children.

The Northern Door Children’s Center will raffle off a 2009 Smart ForTwo Passion Cabriolet and $5,000. Proceeds from the raffle help fund the NDCC’s non-profit work for early childhood education and care.

Only 4,000 $20 raffle tickets will be sold for the car valued at $18,885. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Sister Bay center on Sunday, October 25, at 2 pm (winner need not be present). Raffle tickets are available at all events the car will make appearances at throughout the summer, as well as by calling 920.854.4244, online at, and at participating Northern Door businesses.

Women can develop their “green thumbs” and learn about “growing” career opportunities at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in June. The one-night Landscape and Horticulture Demonstration will offer hands-on horticulture practice, introduce tools and skills used in plant care, and outline how to prepare for NWTC’s Landscape Horticulture degree or certificates. Women who are unemployed or underemployed are especially encouraged to attend. Participants will attend two 40-minute, hands-on breakout sessions. Please register by June 22. For more information and to register call Betsy Baier, 920.498.6996 or 800.422.NWTC, ext. 6996, or email [email protected].

The Door Daisies first meeting of the summer is June 17 at The Square Rigger in Jacksonport. The luncheon will begin at noon, and Alan Kopischke from the Peninsula Players will be the guest speaker.

The Door Daisies are a group of P.E.O. women who may live in or be visiting in Door County. P.E.O. is an International Philanthropic Organization that supports women who need help in continuing their education.

The second meeting of the Door Daisies will be held at Maxwelton Braes on July 15 and the August 19 meeting will be held at The Bistro in Egg Harbor. Call 920.854.4427 or 920.854.4705 for reservations or more information.

Boating, fishing, camping, hunting, outdoor gear, and small housewares will be for sale at the Nautical Flea Market, Saturday, June 13, 10 am – 3 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club parking lot, 600 Nautical Drive. Individuals are encouraged to come and shop, and The Yacht Club will be open for lunch purchases. The flea market rain date is Sunday, June 14.

Individuals who wish to sell items at the sale have two options. A table can be rented for $25, where participants can keep all proceeds from the sales. The other option is to have Door County Sail & Power Squadron volunteers sell your items for you, with the squadron receiving a 50 percent commission.

Contact Mary Welch at [email protected] or 920.746.1179 for a complete list of guidelines. Visit for more information.

The Settlement Farmer’s Market will open for the season on Wednesday June 17 from 10 am – 2 pm, or sellout. The market, beginning its sixth season, is a gathering of local growers and vendors using sustainable practices for their natural products. Fresh seasonal produce, some organically grown, herbs, fresh flowers and plants will be available along with handmade soaps, jams and jellies and fresh bakery and teas. A homemade lunch of seasonal organic greens with grilled chicken or homemade tortilla chicken wrap made by Door County Private Chef will be available to take or eat on the grounds. The Settlement Shops are located at 9116 Highway 42, one mile south of downtown Fish Creek.

There will be an outreach sale on Friday, June 26 at 6:30 pm at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. Everyone is invited to shop the 3rd World Marketplace, which is an outreach program of Shepherd of the Bay that helps to create employment and opportunity for artisans in 36 countries. Beautifully and fairly traded gifts, housewares, accessories and other hand-crafted items from artisans and farmers living in developing regions around the world will be for sale. In addition to the sale, the annual talent show and ice cream social will be held at the church as part of Olde Ellison Bay Days.

The Team Leadership Center (TLC) is once again offering Adventure Day Camp to youth ages 10 – 21 with special needs. They will participate in week long adventures focusing on fishing, climbing, water, cooking, arts and crafts, music and dance along with a variety of field trips. Each week will be geared towards a specific topic. TLC programs have been developed to assist participants in recognizing themselves as being successful, resourceful people. For more information contact TLC, located at 4497 Ploor Road, by calling 920.746.9539, emailing [email protected] or visit

UW-Extension agents have reported that in some areas of the state farmers are practicing a potato leafhopper (PLH) management program on alfalfa that can be best coined as the “Cut, Bale, & Spray System” (CBS). Just as it sounds – alfalfa is cut, baled, or chopped – and then an insecticide is applied shortly after the forage has been removed. While some would not recommend this method, a joint effort of UW-Madison, Integrated Pest Management Program and UWEX agriculture agents is underway to provide farmers with the information and training necessary to properly manage PLH. The first training session will be held on Wednesday, June 24 at 10:30 am at Dairyland Farms, 5240 Gauthier Road, New Franken, WI. There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. To sign up, contact either Mark Hagedorn, Brown County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent, at 920.391.4612, or Dean Volenberg, Door County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent, at 920.746.2260.

The Door County YMCA will be holding an American Red Cross blood drive at the Sturgeon Bay program center on Wednesday, June 24 from 10 am – 2:30 pm. The entire community is invited to attend to give blood and use the YMCA for the day for free. Anyone who becomes a member of the YMCA on June 24 will receive 50 percent off the joining fee. For an appointment, please visit or call the Door County YMCA at 920.743.4949. Walk-ins are also welcome.

HELP of Door County’s annual Private Reserve presented by Main Street Market will be held on Monday, June 22 from 5 – 8 pm at Horseshoe Bay in Egg Harbor. The event will include tasting of domestic and international wines; sampling of regional cheeses, Door County’s best hors d’oeuvres; and a souvenir wine glass. Silent auctions will occur with items that reflect Door County’s finest merchandise and services, as well as the opportunity to win a week’s stay in Hawaii. Tickets will be $60 and available at the door or in advance at Main Street Market, Madison Avenue Wine Shop or HELP of Door County. For more information contact HELP of Door County, Inc. at 920.743.8785.

Everyone is encouraged to celebrate Door County’s Festival of Blossoms in their own backyard by ordering spring flowering bulbs from the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB). Six different kinds of flowers, including the Door County USA daffodil, will be available for purchase in bags of 50 by June 19 with a pick up date after September 16. Proceeds from the sale of these bulbs will be used to beautify and landscape the Welcome to Door County signs on State Highways 57 and 42 as well as on County S. Order forms are available at the DCVB, 1015 Green Bay Road, Sturgeon Bay or online at For more information call 9200.743.4456.