Drug take back

Posted: 4/17/2018

April 28th is the Drug Take Back Day in Wisconsin. The Island police will take and safely dispose unused/old prescriptions anytime they are at the office on Main Road and they have containers for sharps that need to be disposed of. 

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Batter up

Posted: 4/17/2018

Door County League baseball starts May 13. The Islanders will face off with Egg Harbor at the ballpark on the Island. 

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Island Party update

Posted: 4/17/2018

This year’s Island Party is Saturday, May 5th, and the ‘red carpet’ is rolling out! Guests are invited to dress as their favorite film character or Hollywood star and win an award during the glittering awards ceremony. This year the raffle tickets couldn’t be mailed. Contact Emily Small or Jim Sorensen for raffle tickets and they will be available for sale at community locations and at the party. 

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Sportsman's Club Banquet

Posted: 4/17/2018

The Sportsman’s Club Fundraising Dinner is April 21st at Karly’s. BB gun target shooting at 5:30 P.M., 5:30-6:30 is snacks and cash bar, 6:30 the Buffet Dinner. $30 per person, $15 age 12 and under. Reservation deadline is this weekend, on Saturday, April 14th. Call Jerry or Marlene Mann TODAY. There will be a silent auction, door prizes. This dinner provides monies for the pheasant program, Learn to Hunt program, Hunter Safety class and they also sponsor the W.I. High School Trapshooting Team. Thank you for your support! 

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April WICHP program

Posted: 4/17/2018

Food, Fun, and Facts of Later Life, sponsored by the Washington Island Community Health Program, will be Thursday, April 26th. It includes a lunch at Holiday Inn and program by Christy Wisniewski about Door County Medical Center’s Rehab and Memory Clinic Services. All 50 and over welcome. Cost is only $6.50. Christy is a Geriatric Outreach Specialist. She is a Certified Care Manager and Dementia Specialist. Contact Laura Findlay Hagen by April 24th for reservations. 

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Special recognition

Posted: 4/17/2018

Congratulations to Cheryl Ganz for being invited to sign the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists, which was established in 1921 by the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain. She has been a leader in stamp and postal history research and has contributed significantly to the world’s store of philatelic knowledge. Cheryl is the daughter of Daryll and the late Don Johnson, and she has a home on the Island. The signing ceremony will take place in northeast England on July 27 during the Philatelic Congress of Great Britain, After seven years as chief curator at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum in Washington, D.C., Ganz retired in 2014 and was named the museum’s curator of philately emerita. She has shared her philatelic knowledge and research through award-winning exhibits, speaking engagements, several books and many engaging articles. The roll board of election reports that prior to this year’s invitees 380 philatelists from 40 countries have signed the Roll of Distinguished Philatelists. 

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Sportsman's Club Banquet

Posted: 4/2/2018

The Sportsman's Banquet is scheduled for April 21, 2018. This is their main fundraiser.

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CC Kitchen Update

Posted: 4/2/2018

Thanks to the Community Center Committee and those that support the Island Party and the Scandinavian Dance Fest, work has been accomplished at updating the CC kitchen. This has been a goal for many years. Thank you to Jake Erickson and the staff of the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Sturgeon Bay for their donation of kitchen equipment and appliances for the Community Center kitchen. Jonathan Mann, Jeffrey Andersen and Dave Small loaded and moved everything. There is more to be done to complete the project. 

Watch your mail for 2018 Island Party invitation.  

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Easter Sunrise Service

Posted: 4/2/2018

The Community Easter Sunrise Service weather was cold with temps about 17 degrees. However, the sunrise was beautiful. About 25 attended. Pastor Rick opened in prayer Pastor Rick and Pastor Alan read Scriptures. Pastor Alan gave the Homily. Two Easter songs were sung. The Lord’s Prayer was recited and Pastor Rick gave the Benediction. 

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Florida Island Picnic

Posted: 4/2/2018

33 attended the Florida/ Island picnic at Naples, Florida on Washington’s birthday.  

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Island Picnic West

Posted: 4/2/2018

The 2018 Washington Island West Luncheon was held on Saturday March 17 at the beautiful home of Rosalie Gunnlaugsson in Arizona. A warm sunny day greeted our 15 attendees in a cozy setting on Rosalie’s patio. Attending: Gil Fornaciari, Ann Martin, Don Jensen, Valerie Nucera, Dick Stoltz, Celia Stoltz, Ken Tyrrell, Jerre Clark, Ruth Kiefer, Bob Miller, Kathleen Morris, Jim Morris, Bill Engelson and Rosalie Gunnlaugsson. A great time was had by all. A big thank you to Rosalie for opening up her home for this event! (Thanks to Don Jensen for the report.) 

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Town Chairman appointed

Posted: 4/2/2018

The town board met in a special meeting on March 20 in the Rutledge Room to discuss plans for filling the chairperson position. After several proposals and discussions, Gordon Jaeger was chosen to fill the vacancy and complete the term of John Rader. 

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2018 Island Party

Posted: 4/2/2018

The annual Island Party will be held on May 5th at the Community Center. The theme is Rolling out the Red Carpet and attenders are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite film star. 

Check out the info on Facebook: fb.me/washingtonisland communitycenter 
Monies made benefit the Community Center, the Red Barn, Red Cross swimming lessons and more.  

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Rec Center new web site

Posted: 4/2/2018

Maintenance was done at the Rec Center pool toward the end of February. Check out their new website at moslingreccenter.org  

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Quilts of Valor

Posted: 4/2/2018

Washington Island's Quilts of Valor event began March 23. Ten teams over four days sewed between 14-16 quilts that will then be awarded to individuals that have served our country. …. About 45 women donate countless hours to make it all happen. 

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