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Sturgeon Bay First Fridays – October 5, 2012

POSTED ON September 28th  - POSTED IN Special Events

First Fridays in Sturgeon Bay is off to a great start! More than 20 businesses are participating each month. The next event is scheduled for Friday, October 5th.  The highlighted nonprofits are HELP of Door County and Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is United Way of Door County.

Local businesses will have expanded hours with some of them open until 8:00pm. Refreshments at many of the participating businesses and live entertainment will help make the evening festive. And while you are out and about, don’t forget to enjoy the fare of our wonderful restaurants on 3rd Avenue and on the West Side.

The Untitled and Used Book Store will have a Poetry Reading/Open Mic starting at 6pm.

Open Mic Night is back at GLAS Coffee House starting at 7pm, hosted by Josh and Elliott.

Downtown Sturgeon Bay is the place to be on the first Friday of every month. Come support our local businesses, learn more about some of our nonprofits, and enjoy the ambiance!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  HELP of Door County is sponsoring a Walk in Her Shoes at 6pm on October 5th on 3rd Avenue between Kentucky and Michigan.  A Walk in Her Shoes celebrates the valuable contribution men are making to STOP Domestic Violence. We are celebrating peace and respect for all. Local male celebrities will “Take a Walk” in women’s shoes!

TAP will have live music in their lobby featuring local singer/songwriter Kory Murphy.  Kory will play guitar and sing in the lobby starting about 6:45pm. Murphy infuses his gentle yet full and powerful vocal gift with lots of heartfelt, sincere emotion and then adds a rich and mellow acoustic guitar sound to produce a refreshing and spirited style of indie folk music that gets your attention immediately.  That evening’s show is “Almost, Maine”.  A romantic comedy under the northern lights, starring local professional actors Chad Luberger, Ryan Patrick Shaw, Amy Ensign, and Anne St. Henry. The show starts at 7:30 pm in the brand new 84-seat Studio Theater. Tickets are $20 General, $15 Senior/Military, and $10 Student.   For this special evening, Third Avenue Playhouse will donate 50% of the ticket revenue to United Way of Door County.

For more information contact United Way at (920) 746-9645 or


Participating Businesses – October 5, 2012


Jefferson Street



Lola May’s




Madison Avenue/West Side


G & J Glassworks

DC Floral


Third Avenue


Small World Market

Artists Guild

KICK Coffee

Book World

DC Candy

Dancing Bear

Draeb Jewelers



On Deck

Untitled Books

Sherry’s Hallmark

Blue Ivy

Door County Confectionery

Wilkins & Olander



Sevastopol Elementary School’s Young Artists Display Their Work at Glas in February

POSTED ON February 1st  - POSTED IN Special Events

The fourth and fifth grade Sevastopol Elementary School art classes are displaying their latest works at Glas, the green coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay during the month of February.

A total of 82 students will have a piece of artwork hanging at Glas. The fourth grade class will have work from their snowman enlargement unit displayed.

“The students had a lot of fun while learning painting techniques,” says teacher Chris Aufdermauer. “Their work turned out great and really celebrates winter.”

The fifth grade class will have still life drawings on display. Students drew a variety of desserts, accompanied by coffee and hot chocolate, while learning about using oil pastels.

“All of the students absolutely love having their work on display,” says Aufdermauer. “It motivates students to do their best and they are very proud to show their artwork to others.”

Glas reserves one month each year to display student artwork as a way to inspire the next generation of artists. The artwork will be on display until February 28.

Glas, The Green Coffeehouse is located at 67 East Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay – phone: 920.743.5575.

Green Drinks at Glas Coffeehouse Hosts Bill Wilson, Permaculture Educator and Transition Town Facilitator, Nov 30

POSTED ON November 29th  - POSTED IN Special Events

“Your Garden as Your Grocery Store” will be the topic of conversation at the November Green Drinks event Tuesday afternoon at Glas, the Green Coffeehouse, in Sturgeon Bay.

Bill Wilson, co-founder of Midwest Permaculture will speak informally about permaculture principles of design and about how communities can achieve sustainability or “permanent culture.” The event takes place Tuesday, November 30 from 4:30 – 6 pm. Green Drinks is cooperatively sponsored by Glas and Sustain Door.

There is no admission fee. Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the concurrent “happy hour” at Glas during which time the establishment offers $2 lattés and cappuccinos. Sustain Door will provide complimentary treats.

Wilson is in Door County to deliver a free public seminar about Permaculture and the Transition Town initiative to achieve a prosperous post oil society. The Transition model recognizes that climate change and Peak Oil require immediate action, and that we must act at the local level to create resilience. Local economic development, supporting local food production and capturing valuable rain water are just a few of the subjects that will be presented at the seminar Thursday evening, December 2 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay.

Glas, the Green Coffeehouse is located at 67 East Maple Street in Sturgeon Bay, 920.743.5575.

GLAS, the Green Coffeehouse, Opens in Sturgeon Bay

POSTED ON February 1st  - POSTED IN Coffee & Tea, News

glas-logoGLAS, the green coffeehouse, opened its doors for business on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. The 1,077 sq. ft. coffeehouse is located at 67 East Maple St. at the foot of the new bridge and is in a shared building with Cellcom. Grand opening festivities are slated for early spring.

“We hope the coffeehouse becomes a gathering place for the Sturgeon Bay community and its visitors,” says GLAS Manager Meghan Riordan. “We offer a great environment with occasional live entertainment. The unique interior design captures a relaxing and welcoming feel with a beautiful view. And we do our part to be earth-friendly, our design reflects that.”

GLAS is the Gaelic word for green. The name of the coffeehouse symbolizes the color, the Irish culture and an effort to become earth-friendly. Reducing the need for new trees to be harvested, tables in the coffeehouse are made from reclaimed wood from lab desks at Lawrence University in Appleton. Other furniture in the coffeehouse, such as the comfy chairs, are second-hand and have been reupholstered. All to-go, disposable items will be 100 percent compostable.

GLAS offers indoor seating for up to 30 customers at tables and various comfy spots and has seating for up to 20 customers outdoors on the patio. Free Wi-Fi Internet is available to customers inside and outside. Electrical outlets are accessible from all seating areas. GLAS also has a computer with Internet access available for free to customers. All Internet service is powered by Cellcom’s wireless broadband Internet.

The menu will include high quality coffees, a variety of loose leaf teas, specialty coffee drinks, bakery items, breakfast items and sandwiches. The coffeehouse will be open seven days a week: Monday – Friday from 6:30 am -8 pm, Saturdays from 7:30 am – 5 pm and Sundays from 11am – 5 pm.

GLAS, the green coffeehouse, is a new venture for Cellcom, a wireless company based in Green Bay. Centrally located in the city of Sturgeon Bay, GLAS offers a panoramic view of the beautiful waters surrounding Door County. GLAS and its building feature various green elements in effort to reduce stress on the environment. The coffeehouse provides quality coffee, tea, food items, live music on select days and free Wi-Fi Internet service. To find more about events and specials, you may soon be able to visit

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