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Little chicken lays one prodigious egg

4:24 PM, Jun. 21, 2013  |  Comments
David Omilinsky's smallest chicken laid one of the biggest eggs the world has ever seen, nearly 3 inches high and 8 inches in circumference.
David Omilinsky's smallest chicken laid one of the biggest eggs the world has ever seen, nearly 3 inches high and 8 inches in circumference.
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One of David Omilinsky's chickens (and I am told it is the smallest one) laid a near-world-record egg. The egg was 5.5 ounces, and the world record egg is 5.75 ounces. The large green egg is much bigger than the average 1.67-ounce egg. It measured out at just under 8 inches around the middle.

It appears that an egg was grown and then another grown around its outside to creat the phenomenal result. The light green egg will be blown out and donated to the Egg Harbor egg collection for the new library. More on this event in future columns. The town office helped us weigh and document the egg.

Egg Harbor is accepting application from artists to paint or otherwise create an egg that the town will provide next year in celebration of its 50th anniversary. I can't wait to see this display.

Great night at AFT

I got to see "Windjammers," the new show at the American Folklore Theatre, this week. I loved it. Gulls, wind, waves, gales, and setting sun are all complementary effects in the outdoor theatre.

They really worked on this one, and it shows. The effect of hauling in lines and reefing sails in a squall were true to life. I was pulled into the story right away.

I loved the stage setting and the creativeness of the whole play. Among the cast members was Egg Harbor's own Chad Luberger, and he along with the rest of the cast did an outstanding job.

As an extra treat this night, the writers of the musical, Clay Zambo and Robin Share, were on hand and introduced at the end of the show.

I look forward to more nights there. Our grandson and many Door County school students received complementary tickets to this event.

I saw "Loose Lips Sink Ships" when it was in its first year there and would like to go back to see it again. "Muskie Love" is the other play, and I don't think I've seen it yet.

The students also received tickets to the Maritime Museum. We visited that, too, and they loved playing pirates. As a bonus, kids under 5 are free at the museum, so load up the family.

Business MVP

Carol Trimberger, co-owner of Door County Interiors & Design, has been named protégé MVP following her participation in the second year of the Green Bay Packers-sponsored Mentor-Protégé program.

The program educates minority and female-owned small businesses in Green Bay and northeast Wisconsin. Trimberger obtained and shared technical, managerial, financial and other guidance with mentor Julie Musial of The Growth Coach in Green Bay.

Door in Marshfield

I was delighted to receive an invitation to the opening reception of the New Visions Gallery at Marshfield Clinic's art opening on July 7.

One of the three paintings on the front of the invitation to the "Culture + Agriculture 2013" show, which runs from July 7 through Aug. 30, was by our own Jan Comstock.

I chuckled at the three playful piglets in the painting. I am also in the show with a painting of hay bales at sunset in oranges and purples.

Stay tuned here to find out who else is from Door County in the show.

You can find more information at www.newvisionsgallery.org and the gallery's Facebook page.

Miss Door

Good luck to Samantha Cole as she goes to the Miss Wisconsin Pageant that started on Wednesday. Our pride and joy goes with you and your family.

Outdoor music

The next concert at the Peg Eagan PAC is Melanie at 7 p.m. Sunday. Bring your chair or blanket to this free concert. Next week it's Tonic Sol Fa at 7 p.m. June 30.

Concerts in the Park features Small Forest at 5 p.m. Thursday in Harbor View Park. This is also a free concert and bring your chair or blanket.

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