• Algoma Chamber of Commerce Joins Big Bundle Up Campaign

    The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce encourages residents to donate new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s Big Bundle Up campaign: a statewide collection program running through Nov. 25. To date, the program has collected 155,893 warm winter items to help […]

  • Community Nurse Navigator Introduced at Algoma Wellness Center

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) and Prevea Health are teaming up to provide a community nurse navigator and health programs at the Algoma Wellness Center.  Starting Nov. 6, DCMC’s Kim Swiggum will fill the community nurse navigator role at the Algoma Wellness Center on Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 am – 12 pm, to provide blood-pressure […]

  • Try Wellness Weaving in Algoma Nov. 24

    Roots Yoga in Algoma will host Wellness Weaving with Haack Art on Nov. 24, 2-3:45 pm. Crafting is a great way to express yourself, and a guided meditation and yoga stretches will help you get in touch with your inner crafter. You’ll learn the basics of circle weaving; then you’ll get creative with a variety […]

  • Veterans Honored at Algoma Elementary School Luncheon

    Algoma Elementary School will hold its annual Veteran’s Day luncheon and program Nov. 11. The free event provides lunch for veterans and senior citizens at 12:45 pm and showcases students in a 1:30 pm Veteran’s Day program that’s open to the public in the Algoma Performing Arts Center. Make lunch reservations by Nov. 1 at […]

  • Algoma Sculptor Hosts Studio Tour for Lifelong Learning Institute

    Algoma sculptor and painter Bren Sibilsky ( hosted a sculpture demonstration Sept. 10 for the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), a nonprofit program that’s part of UW-Green Bay’s Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement.  Those at the LLI office contacted Sibilsky because they thought it would be a great learning experience and a lot of […]

  • James May Gallery Highlights Paper in ECHO Exhibit

    James May Gallery, 213 Steele St. in Algoma, is presenting ECHO – a three-person exhibition featuring Reni Gower, Maureen Fritchen and Julie VonDerVellen – through Dec. 30. Join the artists for the opening reception Nov. 1, 5:30-8 pm, and a brief, informal artist talk at 6 pm.  The exhibition focuses on quiet, monochromatic works created using paper: […]

  • Students Participate in Manufacturing Career Day

    More than 200 ninth-grade students from the school districts of Luxemburg-Casco, Kewaunee and Algoma participated in the 2019 Kewaunee County Manufacturing Career Day on Oct. 15. Students could tour three manufacturers in Algoma – Multi Color, Olson Fabrication and CTI Hospitality – and attend breakout sessions during their lunch period to hear presentations by EMT/Public Safety, the […]

  • ‘It’s the Way You Ride That Trail That Counts

    by Dale Goodner Leonard Slye was only 19 years old, and a high school dropout, when the Great Depression hit in 1929. Among various odd jobs, he tried to make a few bucks as a “singing cowboy.” After some not-so-successful attempts, in 1933, Slye – along with Tim Spencer and Bob Nolan – formed what they […]

  • Door County Board of Realtors Receives $5,000 Placemaking Grant

    The Door County Board of Realtors has received a $5,000 Placemaking grant from the National Association of Realtors to help transform an unused space in Algoma into a vibrant public space along the city’s Lake Michigan shore. The funds have created Christmas Tree Ship Point ( a partnership with the Algoma Parks and Recreation Department, […]

  • Two-Person Exhibit Opens at James May North Gallery

    Join James May North Gallery, 219 State St. in Algoma, for the opening of an exhibition featuring Marshall Maude’s ceramics and Mary Anne Jordan’s textiles. Curated by Jimmy Eddings, the exhibition brings together two of his mentors from graduate school at the University of Kansas. The opening reception will be held Oct. 4, 5:30-8 pm, […]

  • Swedish Photographer to Speak about Auschwitz at James May Gallery

    Örjan Henriksson, an award-winning Swedish photographer, will show his Auschwitz KZ I-II photographs alongside new minimalist landscape paintings by Kyle McKenzie, a Missouri Southern University professor of art, Oct. 3-28 at Algoma’s James May Gallery. Join the artists at the gallery for an artists’ talk and an intimate preview of the exhibition Oct. 3, 7 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: From Ireland to Algoma to Riverdance

    It was lovely to read the article about the [Algoma] murals project [in the summer 2018 Door County Living magazine, [] as I was one of the Walldogs that took part in the event but I wanted to mention that I travelled a bit further than was mentioned in the article.  I came over from […]

  • Sibilsky Honored for ‘Crone Wisdom, Eve’s Legacy’ Sculpture

    Algoma artist Bren Sibilsky has earned an Award of Excellence in the 2019 HerStory international juried art show hosted by New York-based Manhattan Arts International. She also received an Award of Excellence in this annual show in 2016 and 2007. Sibilsky is a full-time sculptor and painter who works in a wide variety of media. […]

  • 2019 Wet Whistle Wine Fest

    The 2019 Wet Whistle Wine Fest will be held Sept. 13, 5-9 pm; and Sept. 14, 10 am – 6 pm, at the von Stiehl Winery (, 115 Navarino St. in Algoma. If offers a grape stomp, hearty sandwiches, cider, beer, soda and lots of wine: red, white, rosé, semi-sweet, dry, you name it. Food […]

  • Obituary: Joan H. Clark

    Aug. 4, 1944 – Aug. 15, 2019 Joan Clark, 75, of Algoma died at the Algoma Long-Term Facility.  She was born in Sturgeon Bay to Charles J. Vertz and Lena Oberer. On May 16, 1964, she married Eugene L. Clark in Sturgeon Bay. Joan was a former First Lady of the Elks Club, past president […]

  • Algoma’s Soar on the Shore Kite and Beach Festival!

    Friends of Crescent Beach and the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce are once again partnering to present the fifth annual, family-friendly Soar on the Shore Kite and Beach Festival ( on Crescent Beach on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. (All activities are weather-dependent; the rain date is Aug. 18, 11 am – 4 […]

  • Volunteers Needed at ADRC of the Lakeshore

    Do you have one or two hours once or a few times a week that you could offer to the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore? The Algoma meal site has an immediate need for volunteers to deliver meals to homes. This program ensures that the homebound in our community receive a nutritious […]

  • Algoma Library Now Accepting School Supplies Donations

    In partnership with the Algoma Optimist Club, the Algoma Public Library is accepting school donations through Aug. 27 on behalf of the families and children in our community who are in need. Drop off donated school supplies at the Algoma Public Library, 406 Fremont St.They will be given to local teachers at the annual Teacher […]

  • Financial Peace University Coming to St. John’s Lutheran

    Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) classes will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Algoma beginning Sept. 10 at 6:30 pm. This nine-lesson course taught by Dave Ramsey, Chris Hogan and Rachel Cruze helps attendees to live with a budget, defeat debt and reduce money worries. The small-group discussions and lessons will be […]

  • Kendra Bulgrin in ‘Indiana Green’ Exhibit

    James May Gallery owner and artist Kendra Bulgrin ( is a featured artist in Indiana Green: 10th Year Anniversary – a regional group exhibition of 2-D and 3-D works by Wisconsin, Illinois and Oregon artists – at the Cedarburg Cultural Center that’s on display until Aug. 25. The exhibition features a diverse body of work by […]