stared blankly out the kitchen window with a long face. Gus was already
waiting to come inside the back door, slowly wagging his black
half-tail. Rain was pouring down in sheets and making pinging sounds on
the window panes and flat roof of the back side of the Kelly home near
downtown Jacksonport. Joe hurriedly poured hot black coffee from a large
metal pot into a stained porcelain cup.
“Well, Millie, I sure
wouldn't be surprised if Father Jameson preaches about that ark and that
Noah person again this morning,” he muttered to himself. “Millie, my
dear, you downstairs yet?" He took a big sip of coffee and looked up,
his eyes catching the date on the wall calendar above the kitchen
counter ... Sunday, October 14, 1917. Kelly shook his head in disgust
with the continued miserable weather that had disrupted harvest
activities all over Door County, Wisconsin.
around this time we started a Kickstarter campaign to help us renovate
an old storage space into a working theatre. Because of the overwhelming
success of that campaign, we not only met our financial goal, but met
our overall goal of opening our new theatre to the public.
that big storage space is home to a beautiful, 84-seat theatre, and Door
County's newest professional theatre troupe, TAP's Stage Door Theatre
Our goal this time is a bit more modest, but
nonetheless urgent. We are looking to raise funds to cover costs for
our season opener, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, the great American classic play
by Tennessee Williams, making our Kickstarter donors the major sponsors
for this production.
County Economic Development Corporation announced Tuesday that the
Wienke Family, owners of Wienke's Market in Southern Door County, are
the winners of the tenth annual Door County Entrepreneur of the Year
Award. The announcement came during the DCEDC annual investors meeting
at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay.
Wienke's Market has been a family owned-and operated business for over
35 years. Don and Jane Wienke moved to their unique Door County
farmstead in 1967. When their hobby garden became too large for their
family, they started selling their bountiful crops in a roadside stand.
Blemished fruit and vegetables were canned and preserved by both Don and
Jane's mothers. In 1982 their barn was converted into a market.
May has arrived, and all the animals at the Door County Humane Society
are enjoying the brighter days and softer temperatures. The cats watch
the birds outside through the windows in their new colony rooms, while
our dogs are feeling very frisky on walks with our volunteers around the
The first phase of the extensive building project at the Humane Society
wrapped up in late April, so all the cats and staff relocated to the
new addition. The four cat colony rooms have enabled DCHS to “open up
the cages” – no more cats confined in individual cages. All the
adoptable cats have the freedom of a colony room, moving around,
playing, snacking, and napping with six or eight other cats. They have
room to stretch and leap from a cat tree to a scratching tower, and all
are reveling in the new arrangement. Please stop in any day we’re open
to tour the new facility, and learn more about the renovation currently
underway on the former building.
County Economic Development Corporation announced Tuesday that Renard's
Cheese Store & Deli is the winner of the Door County Industry of the
Year Award. The annual award recognizes a local construction, service
or manufacturing business that has made a substantial impact on the
community and enjoyed significant accomplishments during the past year.
The announcement came during the DCEDC annual investors meeting at Stone
Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay.
Cheese is a family owned and operated business that is now on its third
generation of cheesemakers. Over the past 51 years, Renard's Cheese has
become an iconic Door County business, and is on a trajectory to
successfully build upon that status for many years to come. Though many
things have changed throughout the years, their commitment to producing
quality, gourmet, and handcrafted cheeses has never wavered.
Music will host the first Door County concert in the 2013 chamber music
season featuring the world famous Pro Arte Quartet on Thursday, May 9.
The concert will be held at the Ephraim Moravian Church at 7:30 PM. Pro
Arte will delight the audience with a classic repertoire. Tickets are
priced at $25 for adults and $10 for students. Reservations are
recommended, as it is always a popular and often sold out event.
Pro Arte Quartet is the only quartet in the world to have reached
legendary longevity. The ensemble has been in continuous existence since
1911-1912, when its founding students at the Brussels Conservatory in
Belgium organized the group. Two of the current members of the quartet
are also regular members of Midsummer's Music, violinist David Perry and
violist Sally Chisholm. They are joined by violinist Suzanna Beia and
cellist Parry Karp. All hold positions at UW-Madison.
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