Why pick on Northern Door?
It never ceases to amaze me that when the gentlemen from Union has an opinion on something he always manages to make a negative remark about Northern Door. Instead of worrying about an opinion of a visitor in regards to the design of the proposed pharmacy, I would be inclined to wonder why we need the CVS pharmacy to begin with. We already have five pharmacies in the county, of which three are "big box." Are we all that sick that we need another one?
In his latest letter he mentions how wonderful Kewaunee is, and how eco-friendly. I wonder how the people feel who can no longer use their own wells or the spraying of who-knows-what in the air. Oh, by the way, we do have a subway shop in Sister Bay, it's just not a big chain.
Thanks to all for fun event
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the candlelight ski a blast for kids and families. Sevastopol School opened their doors and let the public use the equipment needed to explore the wonderful trails around the school grounds.
Families went skiing and snowshoeing along the beautiful candle-lit trails and then stopped to make s'mores around the warm campfire provided by Dale Carlson and his FFA members. Hi Tech Fabrications donated a gorgeous fire ring to help make the campfire safe. The clear skies were glistering with stars.
After the outdoor fun, everyone came inside and enjoyed delicious soups donated from the famous restaurants around Door County. Even those who weren't outdoor enthusiasts stopped in to enjoy the soups. Sevastopol's Chef Casey and Patti finished the meal with Texas toast grilled-cheese sandwiches.
What fun it was watching the kids have the time of their life. The cold temperatures didn't stop them. All you need to do is to provide an opportunity for people to embrace the winter with fun and everyone will be golden.
It was because of all your gracious help and donations that made this night a fun one for many kids and families. All profits went to sponsor the Physical Education Ski Brule Downhill and Snowboard adventure. More than 100 students are loading the Babler buses next week to attack the slopes.
Special thanks to:
Sevastopol administration and staff, middle school students and parents, Chef Casey, Patti, and Theresa, Dale Carlson and the Sevastopol FFA, Henschel's Saw Mill, Jason Staats, Lily Bay Sand and Gravel, Door County Highway Department, Witt Peninsula Ford, Hi Tech Fabrications, Carolyn Rock, Door County Coffee, Dick Weidman, Walmart, WDOR, Whitefish Bay Dunes State Park. Delicious soups and chili were donated by 136, Birmingham's, Donny's Glidden Lodge, Institute Saloon, Kitty O'Reilly's, Mel's Place, Mike's Port Pub, Mill Supper Club, Mr. G's, Neighborhood Pub, Nightingale, The Cabin, The Draft Haus, Valmy Happy Hour, Welsing's Foodland and Nell Welsing.
A special thanks to Jane Moeller who gave me her expertize advise on everything imaginable. I apologize if you were missed, but the kids and families of the night will forever remember all of you.
We hope all of you will be able to enjoy the event in 2015.
Physical Education 6-12
Crisis in Ukraine
Much has been said about Ukraine in recent days:
That it is about equally divided between pro-Russian and pro-Western Ukrainians.
That the country is divided on religious grounds - the former being of the Orthodox, as most of Russia is, and the latter Catholic.
On the other hand, Protestantism in Ukraine is about 5 percent of the religious, mainly Baptists, Pentecostals and Lutherans.
However, the media does not tell us what side they are on.
Interestingly, most Ukrainians speak Russian and many of the ethnic Russians speak Ukrainian. Ukraine has been integral to Russia for hundreds of years, first under the tsars, and then part of the Soviet Union, often being referred to as the breadbasket of Russia. One-time Soviet premiere Nikita Khrushchev was a commissar of Ukraine.
The country was also under the Tartars (who continue to be a small part of the population) and then under the Ottoman Empire. But, too, it was part of the old kingdoms of Poland and Lithuania, owing to the Catholic influence.
Crimea was where the famous battle of the "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place, inspiring the poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Also, the Yalta Conference took place there, between the "Big Three," Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, at the end of World War II in 1945.
Only in 1991 did Ukraine gained a semblance of full independence, after the break-up of the Soviet Union. Today Vladimir Putin thinks Ukraine should continue under the sway of his Russia as his military moves into the Crimea. Although many call it an annexation, this is yet to be established.
President Putin may wish to have it as a semi-autonomous region within Russia's orbit, as was made Ossetia after Russian forces went into the country of Georgia during the Bush Administration. Now if only all the religions of Ukraine pray for peace, and that a country called Ukraine continues to exist in freedom.