Unity Receives $100,000 Donation

• Unity announced its receipt of $100,000 from the annual Schreiber Charity Golf Classic to support its bereavement program. Unity was selected through an application process, along with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Brown County, to benefit from funds donated by suppliers and partners of Schreiber at the July 25 golf outing at Oneida Golf and Country Club.

In 2010, Unity provided bereavement support to 6,556 caregivers throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Unity supports caregivers of its hospice and palliative patients for a minimum 13 months after the passing of their loved ones and friends, as well as members of the general public who seek the services, at no charge. Care incorporates support for adults and children, including individual in-person and phone visits, support groups, mailings, memorial services and craft projects, including Unity’s Filled with Love and Memorial Quilt projects. Bereavement labor exceeded $300,000 in 2010.

“Schreiber Foods has been a long-time supporter of Unity, both as an organization, philanthropically, and through the individual involvement of its active and retired staff members,” said Nicole Curran, Unity executive director. “We depend upon the generosity of our community to ensure our care reaches all of those in need. Schreiber’s support through their Charity Golf Classic illustrates their concern for a patient’s entire circle of friends and family.”

For more information call 920.338.1111 or visit

• The Rev. Richard Lindsey, rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Hilton Head, SC, will give a presentation at 7:30 pm on September 15 at the Church of the Atonement (Episcopal) in Fish Creek, located on Main Street and Cottage Row.

Lindsey’s topic is “Centering Prayer,” the practice taken up by active Christians who find their lives needing a balance between the busy lives they have and centering intentionally on prayer and silence. The program is free and open to the public.

Lindsey is also preaching at the church at 9 am on September 11 and 18. For more information visit

• The Postal Service is asking guardians and school officials to remind children about taking extra precautions to avoid accidents while traveling to and from school.

“Our postal drivers plan on being extra careful when driving at or near schools or playgrounds,” says Sister Bay Postmaster Karen Sunstrom. “But we can’t do it alone. We need the support of the local community to keep our children safe.”

There are several precautions students can take to avoid potential accidents when near schools or playgrounds. These include limiting cell phone use and other portable devices as well paying attention to local street signs and observing the rules of the road when riding a bicycle.

Children should also never take mail directly from a letter carrier that is delivering from inside a vehicle.

“If children approach a vehicle, the letter carrier will get out and ask the children to move away,” Sunstrom said. “The carrier will deliver the mail directly to the box.”

Observing these tips will help keep children safe during the busy days of a new school year.

• The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) will offer classes about Unitarian Universalism to its members and the public on three Thursday afternoons in October at the UUFDC in Ephraim.

Built upon the Unitarian Universalist Association’s Faith Like A River curriculum, the classes will explore Unitarian Universalist history and culture through stories, timelines, historical movements and their leaders, and discussion. The course is designed for three purposes:

– To educate UUFDC members and friends who have never participated in any other UU congregation;

– To provide information to people who are curious about Unitarian Universalism’s historical context and its contemporary liberal religious identity; and

– To re-acquaint long-time Unitarian Universalists with their UU heritage.

Retired UU minister Cynthia Johnson will lead the series. Faith Like a River will provide new connections to Unitarian Universalism, exploring the people and ideas that, in their time and place, guided their understanding of how to live out their religious ideals.

Other members of the teaching team will include Bob Lindahl, Lynn Olson, Juliana Neuman and Helene Di Iulio.

Classes will be held at the UU Fellowship October 6, 13, and 20 from 2 – 4 pm and are free and open to the public. Individuals may choose to attend the entire series or a single class. Pre-enrollment by October 1 is required so that sufficient materials can be prepared. For more information or to sign up call 920.854.7559.

The UUFDC is located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim. For more information visit

• As part of the national 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, the Volunteer Center of Door County and Volunteer Wisconsin encourage citizens to donate non-perishable food items in honor of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

“The 9/11 Day of Service and remembrance is an opportunity for Wisconsinites to give back to our local communities while honoring the victims and heroes of September 11,” says Rachel Manuel, director of Volunteer Wisconsin. “Individuals are asked to donate food to their local food pantries as part of our statewide 9/11 Food Drive or to find opportunities to volunteer at a local nonprofit.”

Volunteer Wisconsin is a new state initiative launched in 2011 to promote and support volunteerism in collaboration with Volunteer Centers such as the Volunteer Center of Door County.

Here in Door County, the Volunteer Center encourages individuals to use the 9/11 Day of Service as an opportunity to volunteer or donate to one of our local food pantries. For information as to where food donations can be made, contact the Volunteer Center at 920.746.7704 or email [email protected].

To find local volunteer opportunities, visit or for more information on Volunteer Wisconsin visit

• On September 18 from 4 – 8 pm, Fred & Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill in Sister Bay will host a benefit evening for the Wellness Center of Door County, Inc.

Director of Development at the Wellness Center Katie Schnorr is very excited about the opportunity. “It will be a wonderful chance to spend time with family and friends at a beautiful spot, all while supporting our mission of compassionate and affordable health care for women and men,” she said.

The evening will include live music from local musicians John Tinnon, the Nicks, and special guest Jeanne Kuhns, who is also on the nursing staff of the Wellness Center. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and a portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the program and facilities of the Wellness Center of Door County.

Greg “Fuzzy” Sunstrom, owner of Fred & Fuzzy’s is not only partnering with the Wellness Center of Door County, but other area non-profits during the month of September. “It’s a way to thank these businesses for the great work and services that they perform in our community,” he said.

In addition to the Wellness Center benefit evening, Fred and Fuzzy’s will partner with HELP of Door County on September 11 and Habitat for Humanity on September 25.