Congratulations to Krystal Ostrowski, who graduated from Alverno School of Nursing on Dec. 21. Krystal's parents are Rick and Mary Ostrowski of Egg Harbor.
Saving the bees
Over the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world, but the causes of this disaster remain unknown. Honey bees have become chain workers, a machine expected to function upon the simple push of a button. In the struggle between bees and the neo-liberal market economy, bee brokers push beekeepers, who respond by pushing bees, to further increase their performance.
"In that sense, and assuming the risk of sounding presumptuous," says film director Markus Imhoof, "I could almost say that 'More Than Honey' is a bit like Chaplin's 'Modern Times' - as told by bees."
"More Than Honey" examines the crisis at hand by gathering evidence, interviewing and reporting on the beekeepers and their daily work. You can see this important documentary film in Egg Harbor on Thursday at Greens N Grains Deli's next Dinner and a Movie screening.
Greens N Grains Cafe offers a natural and organic dinner special starting at 6 p.m. for $7.50. The Film Society screenings at 7 p.m. are free, but loft area seating is limited to 30 people. Dinner and film reservations are advisable. RSVP by calling (920) 868-9999 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Crossroads at Big Creek from 2 to 4 p.m. today, there is a free "Family Homestead Fair." Part of the Door County Reads program, the public is invited to see several of the buildings open to tour.
In this final adventure, you can step back in time and visit with people demonstrating the arts of canning fruits and vegetables, cheese-making, family-tree searching, cider-pressing, knitting, weaving, spinning, quilting, gardening, blacksmithing, as well as sustainable local farming and chicken raising. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing equipment are also available, and you can make a button-twirling toy. The Crossroads is located at 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.