Area: Algoma

  • Physician Assistant Krista Solarek Now Practicing at Bellin Health Algoma

    Physician assistant Krista Solarek is now practicing at Bellin Health Algoma. As a member of the Bellin Health Titletown Sports Medicine & Orthopedics team, she offers her orthopedics and sports-medicine expertise to treat acute or chronic knee, shoulder and hip pain, as well as mild to moderate pain of any extremity, including the foot, ankle, […]

  • Algoma Library Displays Special Quilt

    The Algoma Public Library is featuring a quilt made by Margaret Naysmith that depicts masked faces of people worldwide who have been affected by the pandemic and quarantine. When dropping off her quilt at the library, Margaret said that during this difficult time, it’s so important that our community foster unity and peace.

  • Ongoing Programs at Algoma Public Library

    The Algoma Public Library is offering some ongoing programs through February. On Tuesdays, head to the library’s TikTok page for a new book challenge, fun video to duet or react to, and other interactive content. The library also hosts Write It Wednesdays, when you can sign up to receive virtual writing prompts to get the […]

  • Algoma Bird City Committee Seeks Photo Submissions

    The Algoma Bird City Committee is seeking unusual bird photos for its annual World Migratory Bird Day celebration. Photographers of any age or skill level may submit photos of birds in any natural setting – in backyards, at feeders, in the air, in trees, along shorelines – as long as the photos were taken in […]

  • James May – A Gallery Gone Virtual

    James May Gallery in Algoma has closed its doors, but it hasn’t disappeared. It’s merely gone virtual through the online art platform Artsy and through its own website. Kendra Bulgrin and her husband, Jimmy Eddings, opened the gallery in 2015 and then expanded it in 2019 to a second building, James May North at 219 […]

  • Algoma Public Library Hosting a Virtual Halloween Costume Contest

    The Algoma Public Library is hosting a virtual Halloween costume contest. Send submissions to [email protected] by Oct. 23. Submitted photos will be added to an album on Facebook where viewers can vote for their favorites. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest costume, best costume, best couples costume and funniest costume. All ages are welcome. […]

  • Improve Drawing Skills through Inktober® Contest

    Inktober® is a monthlong art challenge created by artist Jake Parker that focuses on improving drawing skills and developing positive drawing habits. Every day during October, participants create an ink drawing and post it online. The Algoma Public Library ( decided to join the fun last year with its inaugural Inktober® contest. “Though we don’t […]

  • Downtown Algoma Sidewalk Sale Sept. 19

    The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a socially distanced downtown Algoma sidewalk sale Sept. 19, 10 am – 5 pm. Face masks are highly recommended. Steele Street will be closed to vehicular traffic between 2nd and 4th Streets to accommodate the participating retailers. Enjoy the Algoma Lions Club’s steak fry, 10 am – […]

  • von Stiehl Now Offering Hard Ciders

    On Friday and Saturday afternoons into September, you can enjoy draft hard cider at von Stiehl Winery in Algoma. Known for its wide selection of wines, the winery has branched out to offer ciders on its outdoor terrace alongside the Ahnapee River during its popular live-music series. Tables and a tent are set up for […]

  • Concert Series Begins at von Stiehl Winery

    The von Stiehl Winery (, 115 Navarino St. in Algoma, has begun its popular summer concert series on Fridays (2:30-5 pm) and Saturdays (12:30-4 pm). Relax on the outdoor terrace on the Ahnapee River – with a Lake Michigan view – while enjoying some von Stiehl wine or Ahnapee Brewery craft beer.  Upcoming Friday performers include the […]

  • Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center to Open June 26

    The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 1226 Lake St. in Algoma, is reopening June 26. Its new hours are Monday, Thursday and Friday, 10 am – 4 pm; Saturday, 10 am – 1 pm; and Sunday, 1-4 pm.  “We certainly missed our volunteers and visitors alike, and we are very excited to […]

  • Algoma Sunday Farmers’ Market Canceled

    The 2020 Algoma Sunday Farmers’ Market has been canceled to help ensure the safety of customers and vendors. Visit the Algoma Sunday Farmers’ Market Facebook page, where vendors and their products will be featured regularly. The organizers will monitor the COVID-19 situation to see whether it will be possible to open later in the season.

  • Photos by Door County Native Featured in National Geographic

    Photos of Mount St. Helens by Eric Guth – grandson of Jerry and Mary Lou Guth of Algoma – are featured in the current issue of National Geographic. Eric is the great-grandson of Joe and Luella Paul, the original owners of Paul’s Nautical Inn; and the great-great-grandson of Joseph and Christina Zettel, pioneers in Door County’s […]

  • Algoma Cancels Some Summer Festivities

    After careful consideration, the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce is canceling some of its summer festivities due to the uncertainties related to COVID-19. Because of the economic impact the Algoma business community has felt, the Chamber of Commerce did not think it was appropriate to make sponsorship requests at this time. The Algoma City Wide […]

  • Obituary: Betty J. Pies

    June 22, 1930 – April 3, 2020 Betty J. Pies, 89, of Algoma died April 3, 2020. She was born in Sawyer – now Sturgeon Bay – to Christopher H. and Anna C. (Robertson) Trodahl.  She attended Silverdale Grade School and Sturgeon Bay High School. Betty married Judge S. Dean Pies on April 26, 1952, at the Shiloh Moravian […]

  • Nominations Open for Shanty Days Honoree

    The 34th annual Shanty Days will be held on Lake Michigan in downtown Algoma Aug. 14-16. This “celebration of the lake” is a fun-filled family festival that has become an Algoma tradition and yearly destination for residents and tourists alike. The event features one of Wisconsin’s largest parades, a car cruise and show, 150-plus arts-and-crafts […]

  • Get into the Habitat

    My home landscape could be the best one in the neighborhood – this, according to a flyer I received from a lawn-care company. Its innocuous name implied green, beautiful, verdant bliss. All I had to do was subscribe to the service. I would get four applications a year, covering the entire yard with fertilizers and […]

  • Obituary: Janet A. Eicher

    July 3, 1947 – March 19, 2020 Janet A. Eicher, 72, of Algoma died suddenly at Door County Medical Center. She was born in Sturgeon Bay to Charles and Lena (Oberer) Vertz.  On April 19, 1969, she married Frederick Carl Eicher at Bay View Lutheran Church. For many years, Janet worked in housekeeping at Door County Memorial Hospital. She […]

  • Bren Sibilsky’s Work in ‘The Healing Power of ART 2020’

    Algoma sculptor Bren Sibilsky ( has been juried into the Manhattan Arts International show The Healing Power of ART 2020, on display through April 20. The purpose of the show, now in its 19th year, is to promote the scientifically proven fact that art heals by transforming one’s physiological state and perception.  Sibilsky’s 2020 submission […]

  • 2020 Beacon Awards to Take Place April 20 in Algoma

    The 2020 Beacon Awards celebration will be held April 20 at Hotel Stebbins in Algoma. Nominations are being sought for the “Tower” Business Award, for a business that shows leadership in the business community while also having a positive effect on the community; the “Lighthouse” Award, for a volunteer or community member who has made […]