United Way of Door County Hosts 16th Annual Chefs for a Day

• The 16th Annual Chefs for a Day event will take place October 15 at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Doors will open at 6 pm and volunteer servers will be distributing hors d’oeuvres from 6:30 – 7:15 pm. At 7:15 pm guests will sample entrees, served by each chef at numerous buffet stations.

This year’s guests will have the opportunity to sample 45 gourmet dishes, including hors d’oeuvres, entrees, and desserts. This year will have an International theme.

A few of this year’s chefs include Jenny Spude from The Community’s Garden, Russ May & Bob Hayes, and Jill Forbes. A Door County retail store manager, a naturalist, and a school superintendent will also prepare dishes.

A variety of desserts will be served at each dining table later in the evening. Throughout the evening there will be a silent auction and raffles. Some items include artwork, jewelry, dining certificates, golf certificates, clothing, and much more.

This year’s event is also the end of the A –“DOOR”-able Mailbox raffle sponsored by Coldwell Banker – The Real Estate Group. All raffle proceeds will benefit United Way.

Tickets are available for $45 at the United Way office and must be purchased in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets call the United Way office at 920.746.9645 or visit

• The Door County Public Health Department is hosting 2011 Season Flu Vaccine Clinics at various locations throughout Door County.

Flu Vaccine Clinic for adults, which will cost $30 in cash, check, or Medicare, will take place on Oct. 10 at the Door County Government Center in Sturgeon Bay from 3:30 – 5:30 pm; Oct. 13 at the Door County Senior Resource Center in Sturgeon Bay from 1 – 2:30 pm; Oct. 14 at the Liberty Grove Town Hall in Sister Bay from 11:30 am – 1 pm; and Oct. 18 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall from 10 – 11:30 am.

A Flu Vaccine Clinic for children, which is free for children ages 6 months to 18 years, will take place Oct. 13 at the Door County Government Center in Sturgeon Bay from 3:30 – 5:30 pm.

From October through May, regular scheduled immunization clinics for adults and/or children will be held on Wednesdays from 10 – 11:30 am and 1:30 – 4 pm at the Door County Public Health Department in Sturgeon Bay and on the last Tuesday of the month from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at the Door County Government Center in Sturgeon Bay.

For more information call 920.746.2234 or visit

• October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Curves continues to work to raise awareness in women about the life-saving importance of risk management, early detection and treatment. Throughout the month, Curves of Sturgeon Bay women’s fitness center is waiving the joining fee for new members who show proof of a mammogram within the past year or make a $25 donation to breast cancer research.

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, each participating Curves center will focus on three important goals in supporting this annual campaign: helping women learn the facts about breast cancer and the importance of early detection; encouraging women to work out three times a week to help reduce their risk of developing breast cancer; and participating in fund-raising efforts to support the research and outreach efforts of the ACS.

For more information contact Curves of Sturgeon Bay at 920.746.0399.

• Installation of the first 100 bricks in the Commemorative Walk leading up to the Old Anderson House at Sister Bay’s Corner of the Past Museum has been completed.

The “Path to the Future” project, which began one year ago, provides an opportunity to dedicate an engraved brick to recognize a deceased family member or friend, a family name or a local organization or business.

Proceeds support the Sister Bay Historical Society’s ongoing commitment to serve as a local “family album,” preserving the heritage of the community and making it publicly available as an educational resource and a unique view of life as it was in early Sister Bay.

“The appeal of Door County is reflected by orders locally and also coming from people who have a Northern Door connection and now live in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, New York, Texas and throughout Wisconsin,” reported Tom Sadler, project chairman.

The Commemorative Walk program will continue into next year, with orders placed over the next several months held for installation by society volunteers next spring. Bricks are available in several dimensions: the 4×8 inch size with up to three lines of type is $100 and the 8×8 inch size with six lines of type is $250. Larger sizes can be special ordered.

For more information or to receive order forms call Sadler at 920.421.1448 or visit

• The Friends of the Ephraim/Gibraltar Airport are seeking two area students (age 14 – 15) to receive all expenses paid scholarships to Air Academy Base Camp at the EAA grounds in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The academy is an exciting introductory step into the world of aviation. Trained volunteers and aviation professionals will lead students in “hands-on” experiments, classroom and media presentations, specialized laboratory activities and aviation related demonstrations.

Activities during the weeklong camps, which take place in June and July, are designed to let the student explore the history and science of hot air ballooning, aeromodeling, rocketry and airplanes. They will “fly” EAA’s flight simulators, tour the world renowned EAA Airventure Museum, visit Pioneer Airport, build aircraft components and cap it off with flights in both airplane and helicopter with FAA licensed flight instructors.

Students will stay at Air Academy Lodge while attending the academy. All meals are included.

Interested students are asked to contact their school advisor for an official EAA Application Form. Application deadline is Janunary 31, 2012.Address applications to EAA Air Academy C/O Gary Chaudoir – EAA #640185, 10130 Old Stage Lane, Sister Bay, WI 54234.

For more information call Tim Halbrook at 920.621.3018, Pete Newkirk at 920.854.1147 or Jon Nevill at 414.791.4522.

• The public is invited to view the Green Bay Packers take on the St. Louis Rams on October 16 and support FISC Consumer Credit Counseling, a 501(c)3 serving Door and Kewaunee Counties. The organization’s mission is to increase financial literacy.

For $25 attendees will enjoy a four-hour cruise on the Harbor Lady, the game, as well as homemade chili, snacks, desserts, and two for one drinks. The event will also include a football score raffle, silent auction, and door prizes.

People come to FISC for help with managing medical debt, unsecured debt, job loss, foreclosures, and more. FISC helps answer questions and gets people back on track. Client numbers are 30 percent higher than last year, so community support is needed.

The Harbor Lady will launch from the Stone Harbor Dock in Sturgeon Bay. The game will be screened on multiple televisions. For more information or tickets call 920.743.1862.

• Residents and business owners of Baileys Harbor are sponsoring a dinner to thank the hard working emergency medical responders (EMR) staff on October 12 at 6:30 pm at the Harbor Fish Market & Grille. The public is welcome to attend, share stories and appreciation of the EMR staff. Thank you letters may also be sent to P.O. Box 545, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 or emailed to [email protected].

The following area businesses and residents are sponsoring the dinner: Anschutz Plumbing, The Sandpiper Restaurant, Dale & Mary Anne Williams, the Baileys Harbor Athletic Club, the Beachfront Inn, Nathan Nichols & Company, the Harbor Inn, the Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub, the Blacksmith Inn, 57 Depot, the Baileys Harbor Yacht Club, Noor Door Flooring, the A.C. Tap, the Coyote Roadhouse, Peninsula Pub, P.C Junction, the Peninsula Pulse, and Harbor Fish Market & Grille.

• The Sister Bay Moravian Church will hold its Famous Chicken Dinner on October 27 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm. The dinner will feature delicious baked chicken with all the trimmings. Proceeds will help victims of the tornado in Joplin, Missouri (May 22, 2011) and Hurricane Irene (August 2011), which took place along the East Coast.

Adults will cost $12.50; children will cost $5, and those five and under are free. Reservations are not required.

Sister Bay Moravian Church is located at the corner of Hill and Old Stage Road, one mile east of Sister Bay. For more information call 920.854.5218 or 920.854.4080.

• The Door County YMCA encourages the community to participate in health and wellness activities during the month of October with “Let’s Move Door County” at the YMCA. During the month of October, families and individuals can participate in various activities at the YMCA that will get them moving.

“Over the next month, the Y hopes to provide opportunities for everyone in the community to come into the Y and try something new,” said Mary Claire McHugh, Health & Wellness director at the Door County YMCA. “Our Walktober program with ‘Let’s Move Door County’ gets people thinking about making healthier choices at home, work, school and throughout the community and what better way than to try the Y for free to get some extra steps in.”

All ages can come to the Door County YMCA to participate in any of the month’s free activities. There will be a different event nearly every Saturday in October, as well as many opportunities to come to the Y free throughout the month. To view specific dates and times visit

All who come to the YMCA will also be encouraged to sign-up for our Walktober exercise program and track their exercise throughout the month with a chance to win prizes just for participating.

For more information, contact the Door County YMCA at 920.743.4949 or 920.868.3660.

• The Ridges Sanctuary will host an open house on October 12 from 4 – 6 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall to discuss its plans to build a new Interpretive Center on the site of the Sandpiper Restaurant. Executive Director Steve Leonard and members of The Ridges staff and board will be on hand to discuss the scope of the project and to answer questions regarding its importance to The Ridges and to the community of Baileys Harbor.

Situated on the corner of Highway 57 and Ridges Road, the Sandpiper property is adjacent to existing Sanctuary property. The site, selected in 2010 following a thorough analysis process, was chosen because it will provide a highly visible public entrance to The Ridges and give the 1,600 acre preserve an orientation point for visitors. The organization is currently in the final stage of a highly successful campaign to raise funds for the property acquisition.

Since July of 2011, The Ridges has been raising money to acquire the property. To date, they have raised $425,000 – over 75 percent of their goal. The organization has until October 26 to raise the remaining $150,000.

“We’re delighted to announce that, in recognition of this important project, Ruth Barker will match, dollar for dollar, the first $50,000 in donations to help us meet our goal,” said Leonard.

Donations to the campaign can be sent to The Ridges Sanctuary, P.O. Box 152, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202. Contributions can also be made online at

For more information call The Ridges Sanctuary at 920.839.2802 or visit