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Friday, May 23, 2008

Here and there

So much is going on, so many voices have been heard from, so sorry I haven’t written on the blog. Let’s see, I’m going to the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art fair this weekend. This fair (open 10 am to 4 pm. May 24 and 25) moved from the market square a couple years ago to Sunset Park, Third Ave. and Florida St.; it’s close to the shipbuilders.
I love the grassy area, the historic setting for this event and the art by qualified people. Last year, I bought an oil painting by Shan Bryan-Hanson, a wonderful Door County-based painter, who also works at the Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art, Sturgeon Bay. If enough time allows, we may head to Maifest, Jacksonport, too. The crafts are nice, and the setting is the lakeside.
Some people are kind of worried about those trademark Door County cherries. A harsh winter and dry conditions have affected amount of blossoms, but Loretta Robertoy, owner of Hyline Orchard, Fish Creek, told me that good pollinating weather (nice and warm as blossoms arrive) can help make it a good crop even though there are fewer blossoms overall. So keep a lookout for those pretty cherry blossoms on trees now, and we’ll have cherries in July, yes?
The Savory Spoon Cooking School, Ellison Bay, is offering a record 80 classes this year, so if you’re the culinary kind, be sure to get updated on all going on there. Even if you don’t cook, they have some tempting offerings like Tapas Tuesdays and Wine Wednesdays. On the former, they are making the tapas for tastings, and the latter comes with tips by a wine expert. The adjacent marketplace is focusing on locally made, grown and organic.
See you here and there on the Door Peninsula, Donna Marie Pocius, freelance writer.

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