United Way of Door County Sponsors “Day of Caring”

• Saturday, April 30 will be the 15th Annual “Day of Caring,” sponsored by the United Way of Door County. During the event Door County residents can donate their time to provide support to non-profit organizations such as the Kimberley House, Sunshine House, The Historical Village at Crossroads and JAK’s Place.

The day will begin at 8 am with breakfast donated by McDonald’s served at the Sturgeon Bay High School. At the breakfast site, participants will pick-up their complimentary T-shirts, before heading out to job sites. Pre-registration for breakfast is encouraged. Projects should be completed between noon – 2 pm.

To volunteer contact United Way of Door County at 920.746.9645 or visit

• Sunday, May 22 will be the 10th Annual Dining Around the Door event, a unique occasion that offers an opportunity to taste a variety of restaurant specialties. This year’s event will be held at The Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor and include live music and a silent auction featuring merchandise, artwork, show tickets and more, all donated by Door County businesses. Cocktails will begin at 5 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.

A few of the restaurants signed up to participate are Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse, Mission Grille, Mojo Rosa’s, Villagios, Village Cafe, Door County Bakery, Brew, Mink River Basin, English Inn, Espresso Lane, and many more.

Tickets for Dining Around the Door are $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight. Tickets are now available for purchase at both Door County YMCA Program Centers. All proceeds from Dining Around The Door will benefit Door County YMCA programs. For more information contact the YMCA at 920.743.4949 or 920.868.8660.

Any restaurants interested in participating can contact Erin Hoffman via email at [email protected].

• The Wellness Center of Door County, Inc. will be a sponsor for the second annual 2011 Wisconsin Women’s Health Policy Summit. The event will be held at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI, on May 11 from 8 am – 5 pm.

Held during National Women’s Health Week, the event is organized to gather women’s health advocates, providers, survivors, and policymakers to host a joint conversation on how to raise the status of Wisconsin women’s health.

“This event brings together a collective of diverse Wisconsin women from rural to urban settings and a multitude of roles to address issues and prioritize legitimate areas of concern to women and their families,” said Michele Geiger-Bronsky, executive director of the Wellness Center of Door County. “We’re proud to be a sponsor for the second year!”

For more information or to sign up to attend, visit

• Afternoon coffee and informational gatherings sponsored by Nor Door Adult Day Services (NDADS) will be held at the Northern Door YMCA on May 5 and May 12 from 1 – 3 pm.

Caregivers and other interested persons are encouraged to attend and learn about the collaborative program between the Y and NDADS which provides respite as well as a safe, secure and social environment for loved ones in need of care or supervision.

For more information, call Carl Shakal at 920.495.2016 or the Northern Door Y at 920.868.3660.

• The Community Clinic of Door County was selected to receive a grant through the CVS Caremark Community Grants 2010 Grant Application process. Grants were awarded to organizations that share a common interest with CVS Caremark of supporting programs for the uninsured, which help to make health services affordable and easy to access.

The Community Clinic of Door County (CCDC) provides primary health care, mental health care and complementary health care to the uninsured and under-insured of Door County. Since 2005, CCDC has helped 2,000 locally uninsured with their health care needs.

The Community Clinic operates two clinical facilities; the main clinic is located in Sturgeon Bay and a satellite clinic is located in Sister Bay.

“This grant will help us buy much-needed prescription medications, lab supplies, and other medical provisions that are necessary for running two clinics,” stated Laura Moeller, executive director of the Community Clinic. “We are just so thankful to all of our donors, including CVS Caremark.”

For more information, call Moeller at 920.746.8989 or visit

• The Gibraltar Viking Baseball Team is hosting a Jeff Weborg Fish Fry fundraiser Tuesday, May 3 at Alexander’s restaurant in Fish Creek. Proceeds will go to the Gibraltar baseball program and scholarship fund. The fish fry includes boiled potatoes and onions, coleslaw, rye bread, dessert, and drinks, plus hot dogs for the kids. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children, and kids age 5 and under eat free!

• The Door County Women Build volunteers will take part in National Women Build Week by hosting Women Build Days on Tuesday, May 3, Thursday, May 5, and Saturday, May 7. The Women Build Days will offer the work crew a chance to use their skills to continue work on the Women Build house, located at 606 N. 4th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.

Women Build volunteers have been busy training over the past few months, learning about safety on the worksite, basic construction skills, framing, roofing, drywall and insulation.

For more information or to volunteer in the project, contact Katy Moore, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator at 920.743.2869 ext. 101 or via email at [email protected].

• Adam Breseman, son of Mark Breseman and Jane Hillstrom, Baileys Harbor, has been elected to Lawrence University’s chapter of Lambda Sigma, a national honor society that fosters leadership, scholarship, fellowship and the spirit of service. Students are initiated at the end of their freshman year. Breseman is a 2010 graduate of Gibraltar High School.

For more information about Lawrence University, located in Appleton, visit

• The public is welcome to a viewing of the award-winning film For the Bible Tells Me So, and participate in a discussion about the Bible, church congregations, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This documentary explores the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how some interpretations of the Bible stigmatize the gay community.

The film introduces viewers to five Christian families, each with a gay or lesbian child. Parents talk about their marriages and church-going, their children’s childhood and coming out, their reactions, and changes over time.

The viewing will take place May 1 from 2 – 5 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim.

PFLAG of Door County ( and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County ( are cosponsoring the screening.

• April is Financial Literacy for Youth Month, but it’s important for everyone – adults and children alike – to be informed about making good financial decisions, including how to recognize and avoid bad ones.

Wisconsin’s bankers have been visiting students of all grade levels for decades, talking to classrooms about the basics of saving money, how to balance a checkbook, the pros and cons of credit cards, and responsible spending habits.

To teach kids how to make smart financial decisions, Baylake Bank and the Wisconsin Bankers Association encourage parents and guardians to be financial role models and discuss money and financial choices with their children. They also suggest that parents and guardians allow their children to manage some of their own money and learn the consequences of their financial decisions.

For more information visit or call 920.743.5551 or 1.800.267.3610.

• The Boys & Girls Club of Door County full-day summer program will operate from June 21 through August 26. The summer schedule will run from 8 am – 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, at the present Sawyer School location on Willow Drive in Sturgeon Bay.

The summer program will focus on youth ages seven to 12. The cost is $10 per day, per child, with a club membership and is limited to 40 children daily. Due to limited openings, families must make a commitment to follow the same schedule for the entire 10 weeks. Schedules may be flexible but will not offer a “drop in” option.

The Boys & Girls Club also will be running a summer program called Torch Club for 11 to 13 year olds. Torch Club will focus on the special character development needs of adolescents at a critical stage in their life.

For more information on summer programs visit or stop by the Sturgeon Bay Boys & Girls Club location at Sawyer School from 2:30 – 6:30 pm, Monday through Friday. To learn more about volunteering or sponsoring a child, call the Boys & Girls Club at 920.746.5125.

• Door County Medical Center Auxiliary Volunteer Day will be held on Wednesday, May 18 from 9 am – 1:30 pm in the Ministry Door County Medical Center conference rooms.

This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Sarah J. Keller, M.D. Rheumatology. There will also be a power point presentation about the auxiliary in action, with lunch provided by the hospital.

All members, prospective members, and the public are invited to attend. A reservation is required by May 11. For more information or to make a reservation call Pat Kowall at 920.743.4631.

• Jim Sarkis, president of Door County Charities, has announced that Scholarships Inc. and the Volunteer Center of Door County will share the proceeds of the Door County Charities Golf Classic which will be held Monday, June 20 at the Orchards Golf Club in Egg Harbor.

“We are pleased to welcome these two fine organizations to our event to further Door County Charities’ mission of providing funds to local women and children causes,” said Sarkis.

Door County Charities has distributed over $200,000 to such organizations as The Sunshine House, Peninsula Pre-School, The Community Child Care Center, The Justin Nesbitt Addition to the Sturgeon Bay High School, as well as dozens of other fundraisers and charitable events.

This year’s event host is Lynn Dickey, the new president of the Green Bay Chapter of the NFL Alumni.

• Every second Saturday in May letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America participate in the NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive – the largest one-day food drive in the nation.

On Saturday, May 14, Sister Bay carriers will collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them to local community food banks, pantries and shelters.

The U.S. Postal Service and Campbell Soup Company are major supporters of the drive, which has received a number of accolades over the years, including two Presidential Certificates of Achievement.

• The 7th Annual Sister Bay Village Rummage Sale will be held Saturday, May 21 from 8 am – 4 pm. The first 35 registrations are guaranteed a place on the widely distributed and advertised map. Deadline for registration is Monday, May 2 and may be completed at the Village Administration Office.

This is a permitted outdoor sales event by zoning code, and requires everyone participating to be registered. Participants will share the expenses of advertising on thousands of printed maps, a website, and mass media advertising for a nominal fee of $10. They will also receive official signs to mark their location on the day of the sale.

Sister Bay restaurants are also invited to take part with offered coupons on the maps. To be included, call Sharon Doersching at 920.421.1941.

• United Way of Door County held its Annual Meeting and Community Celebration April 13 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. In addition to celebrating their 50th anniversary in Door County, the United Way elected new board members.

Paul Kok has taken over the role of board president. He is recently retired from Sunshine House, Inc., where he was the CEO. Kok is involved with Destination Imagination, Rotary, Door Tran, and the Peninsula Singers.

Lyle Amundson, Sue Anschutz, Warren Bluhm, Gene Caldwell, and Mark Forbes have also joined the board.

Other board members continuing their terms are Dina Boettcher, Billy Kletzien, Orie Milton, and Mary Morrow. Also on the board are three youth members: Rebecca Fredrickson and David Tauber, Jr., representing Sturgeon Bay High School, and Sophie Nelson from Gibraltar.

Kaye Carter was honored with the Out-Going President’s award and five board members were honored after completing their terms: Leslie Gast, Nancy Hanson, Cozy Helm, Peter Kerwin, and Sue Todey.

Also during the event, Julie Behnke and Steve & Kelly Hellmann were awarded the 2010 Bob Steifvater “Magnificent” Volunteer Award for their dedication to United Way of Door County. These individuals are responsible for the dunk tank at the annual Sturgeon Bay Side Walk Sale, as well as volunteering and fundraising for the United Way throughout the year.

For more information call 920.746.9645 or visit