• Algoma’s National Treasure: Bearcat’s Fish House

    Algoma, a lakeside city roughly 20 miles south of Sturgeon Bay, is where the Ahnapee River runs into Lake Michigan. The area serves as an access point for plenty of avid anglers, and the port is known as one of the greatest on the Great Lakes for sport fishing. In fact, Algoma is home to […]

  • One Health WI Opens in Algoma

    A veteran-owned, woman-owned CBD oil company called One Health WI is opening at 219 Steele St. in Algoma, and the public is invited to its opening and ribbon-cutting on May 17, 12-1 pm. The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce will host a light lunch and cocktails, and guests can learn about CBD oil and the […]

  • Server of the Week: Allison Kruse

    She works with Nick at Ahnapee Brewing,Traveling the state, saying Ahnapee beer is great.Thanks to her, the distributors have started accruing. When not at work, she’s found in Green Bay.Allison is her name, and Crossfit is her game,And she’ll do Romanian deadlifts all day. Oktoberfest is a beer she’ll double-fist.Workout in the morning, by the […]

  • Algoma Community Garden Opens May 11

    The Algoma Community Garden, 1528 Sunset Ave., will open May 11. Garden plots (20 feet by 20 feet) are $25 each; four-by-eight-foot raised beds are $10 each or three for $25. Registration for returning and new gardeners will be May 11, 1-3 pm. All are welcome, and scholarships are available. Call or text 920.255.3857 if […]

  • 2019 Algoma Beacon Award Winners

    Nearly 90 people gathered at the historic Hotel Stebbins for the annual Algoma Chamber Beacon Awards, recently renamed from the BIE Awards. Chamber President Tracy Nelson of East Shore Industries opened the ceremony that honored the following individuals and entities for their contributions to the Algoma-area community.   Scenic Shore Inn was named Business of […]

  • Algoma Chamber of Commerce Offers Roundtable for Nonprofits

    The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce will offer a special roundtable program to all nonprofits and civic organizations in the area on May 8, 3-4 pm, at East Shore Industries, 813 Rabas St. It will provide a forum to share thoughts and ideas and to learn what has worked for others in the areas of […]

  • New Wedding and Event Venue Opens in Algoma

    The Grain Loft – Algoma’s newest urban rustic wedding and event venue – invites the public to wander the premises and explore the newly renovated spaces on May 10, 5-8:30 pm. The evening will include food trucks, on-site music, complimentary beer and champagne, and a cash bar. Stacey and David Vecellio own and operate the […]

  • SummerSongs Musical-Theatre Program

    The Algoma Performing Arts Center is offering the musical-theatre program SummerSongs for students 14 to 18 years old. Taught by UW-Stevens Point associate lecturer Lisa Golda, SummerSongs will feature two five-week sessions of private voice lessons, dramatic coaching and group workshops, with a public performance at the end.   Golda has worked in Chicago, Milwaukee, […]

  • ‘Cozmo’s Wish’ on Boardwalk

    Stay Toon’d Publishing has published Janet Tlachac-Toonen’s 10th work: Cozmo’s Wish. This time the Dyckesville children’s book author and illustrator has created a rhyming tale about a unicorn and his dream to be more colorful. Cozmo’s dream is not magically realized after wishing on a star, so he and his firefly friends embark on a […]

  • James May Gallery Participates in ‘Art of Water III’

    Water is the most crucial resource for life, so James May Gallery is honoring it by exhibiting the water-focused work in all media of more than 150 regional, national and international artists: serious topics such as conservation and protection, but also water’s simple beauty. Visit James May Gallery and James May North in Algoma for […]

  • ‘Art of Water III’ in Algoma, May 3-5

    Art Algoma invites the public to join more than 150 regional and national artists celebrating “our most vital resource” throughout downtown Algoma during the Art of Water III. Inspired by Algoma’s beautiful Lake Michigan coastline, the event focuses on the conservation and protection of water. On May 3, Art of Water III features opening receptions, […]

  • Good Friday and Easter Services at Lakeside Church

    Join Lakeside Church in Algoma for a Good Friday service of music, scripture and communion on April 19, 6:30 pm. Child care will be provided for children through age six. The Easter service will be held on April 21, 9:30 am, with special programs offered for children through fifth grade. The church (, at E6295 […]

  • Manners Matter: Camera Shy

    Dear Mary Pat, My brother never wants his picture taken. He’s in his early 20s and has been shy of the camera his whole life. It’s practically a phobia, and I can’t understand it. We don’t have any family photos together. Any picture we do have has his hand blocking the shot. So annoying and […]

  • Celebrate Holy Week with Algoma United Methodist Church

    All are welcome to celebrate Holy Week on April 13, 10 am – 2 pm, at Algoma United Methodist Church, 804 Parker Ave. in Algoma. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus through an in-depth slide show of the Holy Land presented by Marilyn Hein at 10 am, 10:55 am, 12:30 pm and 1:25 pm. Visit […]

  • Beacon Award Winners Announced

    The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the recipients of its Beacon Awards. Scenic Shore Inn won in the business category for its addition, which doubled the number of rooms and added a pool, sauna and large deck. Co-owners Bob Davis and Laurie and Kristina Griffin seek to provide a quiet, scenic, small-town stay […]

  • Algoma Bird City Celebration April 6

    The annual Algoma Bird City Celebration will offer plenty for bird lovers to like. Stop by the Algoma Youth Club, 620 Lake St., on April 6, 9 am – 2 pm, to participate in activities for kids and adults, including seminars, vendor booths, informational displays, a children’s area, authors, a photo contest, food and more. Enjoy […]

  • Read for Fines at Algoma Public Library

    To help get children’s and teens’ library cards back in good standing (and inspire more reading), the Algoma Public Library is hosting Read for Fines, a program in which a child or teen spends time reading at the library. Library staff will tally the time each person reads and waive up to $15 in overdue […]

  • Hunter Jossie benefit

    Benefit Held for Algoma Fisherman, Hunter Jossie, April 13

    Hunter Jossie – the son of Brad and Pam Jossie, the fiancé of Meagan Jones and the brother of Taylor, Logan and Jordan of Algoma – was involved in a devastating accident on March 16 as he returned home after working a full day ice guiding on Green Bay. The accident caused major brain trauma […]

  • Spring Formal at James May

    Plan to attend the Spring Formal opening reception at James May Gallery ( on April 5, 5:30-8 pm, and arrive dressed to the nines. Part of the monthly Art Algoma gallery night, the reception will include a photo booth, food and drink, music by classical guitarist Sean Faccio, and the continuing Rupture exhibit, featuring pottery […]

  • Algoma Chamber Takes Awards in New Direction

    The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce is taking its annual awards banquet in a new direction. Formerly called the Business, Industry and Education Awards, the ceremony will now be known as the Algoma Area Chamber Beacon Awards and will be presented at Hotel Stebbins on April 22. Members of the public can submit nominations online […]