Maplewood Mets season begins Sunday

3:04 PM, May 10, 2013  |  Comments
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The Door County Baseball League begins its 2013 season Sunday. The Maplewood Mets will play their first game at home as Baileys Harbor comes to town.

Maplewood will continue the tradition of honoring past players as they welcome Lee Petrina to the plate to throw out the first pitch. Petrina was a pitcher for Maplewood in the 1970s.

The Mets will also play at home next Sunday against Kolberg. Play ball!

SDFD raffle sales start soon

The Southern Door Fire Department's raffle tickets should be appearing in area mailboxes soon. Tickets are being sent to all property owners in the towns of Clay Banks and Nasewaupee as well as the town and village of Forestville.

Please consider helping the SDFD with the largest fundraiser the firefighters and emergency medical responders will conduct in 2013. The drawing will be on June 15, following the SDFD vs. Reservists softball game at Legion Memorial Park, as part of the Flag Day Celebration in Forestville.

In other department news, a field representative for Insurance Services Organization (ISO) is planning to be in our area May 20. He will conduct a review of the information that was submitted by both departments during the recent ISO audit. The audit included information about apparatus, equipment and personnel.

A water shuttle exercise will also be conducted that evening. High scores for the departments could help to lower insurance premiums for residents and businesses in both districts. Final determinations are expected in the next few months.

Library news

The Forestville library is looking for donations of used books, DVDs and music CDs that are in good condition. No encyclopedias or musty or damaged materials, please. They appreciate your donations and can give you a tax-exempt slip for your 2013 taxes.

Go under the sea to find sharks and other underwater creatures during next Friday's story time. Read underwater tales and create your own 3D fish during craft time. Story time begins at 9:30 a.m. Fridays. All are welcome.

Regular library hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. Stop in and see what is new.

The summer reading program will be starting up soon. Ask Barb for all the details and get signed up early.

Cheesehead Open

The Carrie Ann Renard Memorial 11th Annual Cheesehead Open is scheduled for July 27 at Royal Scot Golf Course. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. This is a four-person scramble.

A registration fee of $75 per player includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, cart, prizes and dinner. The cost is $15 if you would like to attend the dinner only. Dinner and awards begin at 6 pm.

Contact for more information, register or to see about sponsoring part of this event. Proceeds from this event benefit Southern Door Girls' Athletics and DoorCANcer Inc.


Happy birthday to Nicole Delveaux, Helen Buechner, Michelle Beckman, Hunter Blasier, Debbie Dahms and Aaron Klatt. Happy anniversary to Doug and Chelsea Dahms.

Happy Mother's Day to all those mothers out there. I would like to send out a special thank you to all the mothers in my life, including most especially Wendy Hanson, Marijo Mueller and of course Sally Matyshak. I hope you all have a great week.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

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