Arts & Entertainment Archives for 2018-03

Belgian Heritage Center adding improvements before opening in May

By Paul Schmitt

The Belgian Heritage Center is working to make the experience for visitors even better this year as they plan on opening again in May.  The Belgian Heritage Center near Brussels has a mission to preserve and promote the area's unique culture, history and architecture.  Co-president Joe Alexander explains some of the new improvements.



 

The Belgian Heritage Center is located on County DK in Namur just west of Brussels.  The first event of the year is the annual booyah and bread set for Sunday April 22 from 11 am until 2 pm.

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Area Destination Imagination teams heading to Knoxville in May

By Paul Schmitt

Thirteen area Destination Imagination (DI) teams will be moving on to the global competition in Tennessee after the Wisconsin State tournament last weekend in Stevens Point.  Sevastopol led the way with five teams heading to Knoxville in May.  Robyn Harper, Baylake Regional DI Director, shares the area teams that placed in the top three and will be moving on.

 



 

You can find a listing and photos of the BayLake teams that placed in the top three in each Challenge along with the 1st place IC award winners that will be moving on to  the globals in Knoxville below.

Technical Challenge
Elementary Level
1st: Something's Fishy, Denmark
3rd: Officially Outside the Box, Sturgeon Bay

1st place Instant Challenge: The Mad, Imaginators, Luxemburg-Casco

Middle Level
1st: We The Carry-On Luggage, Denmark (also 1st place Instant Challenge)

Scientific Challenge
Elementary Level
2nd: The Chain Reactors, Sevastopol

Middle Level
2nd" The King and D.I., Sturgeon Bay

Secondary Level
3rd: Last Raps, Algoma

Fine Arts
Elementary Level
2nd: Cotton Candy Monsters, Algoma

Improvisational Challenge
Secondary Level
1st: Omega Improv, Pacelli Catholic Schools

Engineering Challenge
Elementary Level
1st: The Ultimate Ninjas, Sevastopol

Middle Level
1st: The Salty Crackers, Sevastopol  (also 1st place Instant Challenge)

Secondary Level
1st: The United States of Lamyrica, Sevastopol

Service Learning
Middle Level
3rd: Mo & the Blue Footed Boobies, Sevastopol

(Sevastopol team pictured above)

 

Sturgeon Bay team



 

Algoma team

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Egg hunts highlight Easter festivities in Door, Kewaunee Counties

By Tim Kowols     

Kids of all ages will grab their baskets Saturday morning for a number of Easter egg hunts planned for residents in Door and Kewaunee Counties. While Easter egg hunts date back to the time of Martin Luther according to CBS News, many local events have developed strong traditions spanning more than a decade. Louise Howson from the Sister Bay Advancement Association says the Easter egg hunt is a great way to get kids out.

 



 

Shining Stars 4-H leader Melissa Norton says the Easter egg hunt her club puts on in Brussels teaches their kids great skills.

 



 

With the National Weather Service expecting rain and snow on Saturday, some egg hunts may have indoor options. You can see a full schedule of Easter egg hunts online with this story.

 

LUXEMBURG: March 31 from 9-10 a.m. at Luxemburg Community Center
KEWAUNEE: March 31 at Hollyhock House and Gardens from 1 to 3 p.m. to benefit Lakeshore Community Food Pantry
ALGOMA: March 31 at Algoma Long Term Care Unit from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
ELLISON BAY: March 31 from noon to 2 p.m. at Fitzgerald Park
SISTER BAY: March 31 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Waterfront Park
JACKSONPORT: March 31 beginning at 11 a.m. at Lakeside Park
BAILEYS HARBOR: March 31 beginning at 10 a.m. at the town hall
BRUSSELS: March 31 beginning at 9 a.m. at Brussels Town Park

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Kewaunee County Fair lining up big musical acts for 101st edition

By Tim Kowols     

An 80s arena rock tribute group and the former lead singer of country act Trick Pony are some of the early headliners announced by Kewaunee County Fair officials earlier this month. Hairball kicks things off the night of July 20 as they go full costume to pay tribute to bands like Kiss and AC DC while Heidi Newfield brings her solo and Trick Pony hits to the stage July 21. Throughout the fair, attendees can find music and other activities of all different styles to enjoy, something Al Hoppe of the Kewaunee County Fair committee says is by design.

 



 

Also returning to the Kewaunee County Fair beginning July 19 is the farm tractor pull, enduro stock car race, and talent competition.

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Gibraltar Historical Society featuring four special talks this coming season

By Paul Schmitt   

FISH CREEK, WI (Paul Schmitt)-- The Gibraltar Historical Society is planning their four special talks for the upcoming season.  According to Director Laurie Buske ::BUS-KEY ::  the presentations will feature Lautenbach's Farm, Bird Migration, the first Door County residents, and the fourth one is about the Fish Creek Yacht Club in September.



 

Buske says the Living History Demonstration will be held in August at Noble Square again.  The Gibraltar Talks are held at 7 pm at the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek beginning on June 21 with the Lautenbach's Farm story.  You can find the complete schedule online with this story.

https://www.historicnoble.org/gibraltar-talks

 

(photo compliments of Gibraltar Historical Society)

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NBC's The Office's Wilson, wife Reinhorn to highlight Door Kinetic Arts Festival in Baileys Harbor

By Tim Kowols

                 Star of NBC's "The Office" Rainn Wilson and his wife Holiday Reinhorn will take up residency in Baileys Harbor this summer as a part of the third Door Kinetic Arts Festival. Wilson will be working on his screenplay based on the life of writer Stetson Kennedy and his mission to bring down the Ku Klux Klan, while Reinhorn will lead a writer's workshop and host a book signing. The six day event offers artists across the spectrum an opportunity to collaborate on different projects, but festival producer Alan Kopischke admits Wilson and Reinhorn are the biggest names to attend the event that is growing with prestige.

 



 

Founded by Oscar-winning director and part-time Fish Creek resident Eric Simonson, the Door Kinetic Arts Festival runs from June 10-15 at Bjorklunden. The festival features short films, play readings, and dance pieces.

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Midsummer's Music names new executive director

By Eric Fischer

Midsummer's Music will have a new executive director, Allyson Fleck, as current executive director Russ Warren is stepping down to relocate to Portugal.  Fleck will officially take over the position on April 1st, but Russ will still contribute and work with the company from overseas in a different role.  Warren says that Allyson is a great candidate to fill the position, having been with Midsummer's Music for years.



Midsummer's Music starts its summer season on June 15th with the Opening Night Gala.  For Tickets and the full performing schedule information email:  midsummersmusic@gmail.com.

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Gems of Sturgeon Bay: Options

By Tom Jordan



 

 

Over in the corner of the salon is an ancient perm machine with a tangle of about forty electrical cords dangling from the top. It looks like something that would be in a Frankenstein movie. As I'm getting my hair cut by Abby, I overhear the owner, Linda Kurz, explain its function to the woman whose hair Linda was styling right next to me.

 

"Oh, that old monstrosity? They called it a "pocket perm." They would roll your hair up and hook each braid to one of those wires, turn the juice on and it would curl your hair. But it was so damaging that after your perm your hair would fall out in clumps. You were supposed to put those clumps of hair in your pocket."

 

At this point I had to join the conversation. "Are you serious? I added. "Who would do that?"

 

Linda responded, "Throughout history people have always done crazy stuff. Especially when it comes to trying to improve their appearance."

 

Option Hair Studio, which began about twenty years ago in this location on Louisiana Street in Sturgeon Bay, is run by Linda and her husband John. In addition there are two other stylists, Abby and Cassi. But besides providing incredible haircuts, colors, manicures and pedicures this one-hundred year old building is almost a museum for hair styling.

 

"I just stated collecting things years ago and people added to that collection," said Linda. That, plus the art deco couches and chairs around every corner makes the entire salon feel like a cool, funky mixture of nostalgia and that old show "Pee-Wee's Playhouse". Each stylist has an antique credenza and mirror. Old hair dryers decorate the shelves.  You can find boxes with old hair-care products. Of course the salon is completely up to date and filled with all the latest products and potions but seeing all the old stuff creates a special vibe.

 

"We get comments all the time from people who come in our shop," Linda offered. "Some of them even ship us some stuff they found antique hunting."

 

I started coming here about a year ago. I had been going back to Milwaukee, even though we moved up here full time five years ago. It was my wife's suggestion. "Let's see," she began, "you have your doctor up here and your dentist up here and you drive all the way to Milwaukee for a haircut?"

 

Good point. And I'm sure there are plenty of other great places throughout Door County. But how many have a bright red barber chair with a booster seat?

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Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade set for Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

By Paul Schmitt     

Sturgeon Bay will again be turning green for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade this Saturday.  Although the bay will not be turned green like in Chicago, the city will have plenty of green represented in the parade route that starts at Sawyer Park on the west side and proceeding over the Maple-to-Oregon Bridge through downtown on Third Avenue.  One of the original organizers over twenty years ago, Mike Taylor who now resides in North Dakota says the parade has grown in popularity over the years.

 



 

Taylor says he along with Dan and Mark O'Hern, John Scanlon and Brian Cofou came up with the idea to get the community engaged and enjoying an outdoor activity before the tourism season begins.  The St. Patrick's Day parade will begin at 11 am Saturday.  You can find more information on entering a float in the parade with the link below.

 

http://www.sturgeonbay.net/events/special-events/st-patricks-day

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Kewaunee Library teaching a science lesson with "Slime-brary" event

By Paul Schmitt    

The Kewaunee Library is turning the facility into a chemistry lab Thursday evening to entertain and educate children.  The first-ever "Slime-brary" event will be held at 5:30 p.m. after the teen advisory board meeting.  Teen and Adult Services Librarian Cambrie Kolka says she has come up with a special recipe for the messy evening.

 



 

The event is for children from 12 years of age to seniors in high school.  You can find out more information on the Kewaunee Library and the "Slime-brary" event with the link below.

https://www.facebook.com/KewauneePublicLibrary/

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"Singing Farmer" returning to his passion

By Tim Kowols

Forty years after a career that included shows impersonating Elvis in Las Vegas and appearing on the Don Ho Show in Hawaii, Egg Harbor farmer Don Kuehn is beginning his comeback to music. Recording mostly covers at Studio 330 in Sturgeon Bay, following his passion for music was one of the last wishes made by Kuehn's late wife. Kuehn says that now was the time to get back into the studio to give music another shot.

 



 

Calling Kuehn "the singing farmer" and a Door County original, Studio 330 owner Hans Christian says working with Kuehn has been a joy.

 



 

Kuehn performs throughout the county, including a benefit for Neighbor to Neighbor in Institute next weekend. He is also an alternate for NBC's The Voice.

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"Raising of America" documentary series to be featured during Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor events

By Tim Kowols

Raising children to lead a healthier, safer, and more prosperous life is the focus of a pair of events hosted by the Door County Partnership for Children and Families. The group will a host a pair of events in Baileys Harbor and Sturgeon Bay showing the premiere episode of "The Raising of America," a five-part documentary series that dives into what communities can do to ensure the best start they can for their children. Door County UW-Extension Family Living Educator Tenley Koehler says children are important to the success of their community and hopes this starts a dialogue on how to uplift them.

 



 

The documentary will be shown at the Door County Government Center on March 20 and at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall March 22. You can find additional details on these events and "The Raising of America" documentary series online with this story.

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