• Hoffman to Present at Quilt Expo in Madison

    Landscape Painting with Fabric – a hands-on, daylong workshop led by Susan Hoffmann of Baileys Harbor – will be among the hundreds of lectures, workshops and presentations that quilters of all skill levels can attend during Wisconsin Public Television’s 15th annual Quilt Expo, coming up Sept. 5–7. The expo will be held in the Exhibition Hall […]

  • John Fons Found His Roots in 110-Year-Old Cabin

    The members of the Baileys Harbor Historical Society, like those of every other similar organization in Door County, have heard many presentations by people whose ancestors were early settlers. The most recent program, however, was different. Rather than speaking about his known roots, John Edwin Fons of Madison was searching for them. He had a […]

  • Register Now for Backyard Restoration Symposium at The Ridges

    Registration is open for The Ridges’ ( program Backyard Restoration: A Native Plant Symposium, to be held Sept. 7, 8:30 am – 4 pm. Keynote speaker Neil Diboll will discuss the many benefits of planting native and how to create native communities in your own yard. Tickets are $50 per person. Space is limited, so […]

  • From Vermont to Baileys Harbor, Kat Wright Delivers Vocals and Horns

    Kat Wright – four-time winner of Best Vocalist in Vermont – and her eight-piece band will bring their sound to the Door County Brewing Co. Taproom and Music Hall on Aug. 23, 8 pm. Described as a “young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse,” Wright and her band promise a night of soulful vocals, powerful horns, dancing and […]

  • Historical and Current Holes-in-One

    The county’s first hole-in-one was above-the-fold front-page news in the Thursday, Aug. 30, 1928, edition of the Door County Democrat. Nearly 91 years later, on Aug. 11, 2019, Roger “Timmer” Larson scored his first hole-in-one at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course on hole #17.

  • Making the Audience Think: Door Shakespeare’s ‘Henry V’ 

    Although many people will recognize Henry V as the Shakespearean play that contains the rousing line “We few, we happy few, we band of brothers,” not as many will recognize the far less warm-and-fuzzy line, “In liberty of bloody hand [we] shall range / With conscience wide as hell, mowing like grass / Your fresh-fair […]

  • Bob Schoof Earns KLA Emeritus Status

    Bob Schoof spent his first summer at his family’s cabin on Kangaroo Lake when he was four years old. During the 80-plus years since then, he’s accumulated a wealth of knowledge about the lake’s ecology and has devoted untold hours to reactivating the Kangaroo Lake Association (KLA) and its activities: installing fish cribs, maintaining the […]

  • Jewelry with a Twist at Bazyli

    Tucked away in a private garden setting, yet close to Highway 57 in Baileys Harbor, you’ll find Bazyli Studio Wearable Art Gallery: home to resident artists Peter Ciesla and Skye. In addition to their personal work, they’ve collaborated on hand-crafted beaded jewelry since 2002, winning numerous awards and gracing runways nationwide.  Their most recent work […]

  • Meet the Door Shakespeare Interns during Will in the Woods Aug. 22

    Meet this season’s Door Shakespeare interns during the Aug. 22 Will in the Woods program. Interns come together a week before the full company arrives and dive into all things Door Shakespeare. Hear their stories, and meet the theatre professionals of tomorrow. The program will start at 6:30 pm, prior to the 7:30 pm performance […]

  • Food Trucks and Floaties at Anclam Beach

    No shoes, no shirts, no problem! Celebrate the food-truck scene in Baileys Harbor during Food Trucks and Floaties ( on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. Enjoy offerings from local food-truck vendors – Chives’ Harbor Pizza and Harbor Griddle & Grill trucks, the Lumberjack Taco Shack, Wally’s Weenie Wagon and Ohana Hospitality – and […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents ‘The Odd Couple’

    Neil Simon’s hugely successful play The Odd Couple – the comic story of mismatched, middle-aged roommates – is a ’60s and ’70s staple of stage and screen.  In 1985, Simon updated it with a gender-bending twist: Women now play the lead roles of Olive Madison and Florence Unger, who love to play Trivial Pursuit with their girlfriends […]

  • Toft Point Hike Fundraiser for Climate Change Coalition

    Join the Climate Change Coalition of Door County on Aug. 27, 10 am – 12 pm, for Toft Point: A Nature Lover’s Dream – the second of two guided hikes through this old-growth forest in Baileys Harbor. Charlotte Lukes and Nick Anderson will lead the hike and share their deep knowledge of the forest and […]

  • Garlic Mustard Management at Bjorklunden

    Lawrence University has received a $500 sustainability grant from the Door County Community Foundation to assist with managing the invasive garlic mustard plant on the Björklunden campus – a 441-acre estate on the Lake Michigan shore south of Baileys Harbor that serves as a satellite campus for the Appleton liberal arts college. The grant is courtesy […]

  • Baileys Harbor Historical Society Explores Log Houses

    The Baileys Harbor Historical Society ( will present “The Log Houses of Chapel Lane” on Aug. 21, 7 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall, 2392 Cty F. Almost 100 years ago, log summer homes began appearing on Baileys Harbor’s Chapel Lane. Roy Cole will explain the architectural importance of the 11 homes, who built […]

  • PODCAST: One-on-One with Wally’s Weenie Wagon

    Andrew Kleidon and Aleah Kidd sit down with Wally Vartanian of Wally’s Weenie Wagon to talk about opening a food truck in Door County, their trial by fire opening on 4th of July, and the story behind Wally’s 15 years in the making.

  • Baileys Harbor Welcomes Wally’s Weenie Wagon

    During a recent trip to the Big Apple, one of the meals I indulged in was a street-vendor hot dog. There’s something distinctive about the experience of biting into a fresh-off-the-roller hot dog – no silverware, plate or dining table required. Normally, you would have to head to metropolitan areas such as Chicago or NYC (or […]

  • ‘Being a Brotherhood’ at Door Shakespeare Aug. 14

    Door Shakespeare’s 2019 summer season is entering its home stretch with performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry V running through Aug. 24.  On Aug. 14 at 6:30 pm – prior to the 7:30 pm performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor – the Will in the Woods program is “Being a Brotherhood.” […]

  • Food Trucks & Floaties at Anclam Beach

    Beat the summer heat by heading to Baileys Harbor’s Anclam Beach and Park for Food Trucks & Floaties on Aug. 17, 11 am – 4 pm. Baileys Harbor is celebrating its food-truck scene with Chives’ Harbor Pizza and Harbor Griddle & Grill trucks, the Lumberjack Taco Shack, Wally’s Weenie Wagon and Ohana Hospitality. Also check […]

  • Obituary: Lorraine Louise Klansky

    March 17, 1933 – Aug. 5, 2019  Lorraine Louise Klansky, 86, of Baileys Harbor died at her home. She was born in Baileys Harbor to George and Charlotte (Eckert) Honold. Lorraine attended and graduated from Gibraltar High School. On November 7, 1953, she married Ralph Klansky at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor. After their marriage, they became members of […]

  • Guided Hikes at The Ridges Sanctuary

    Join a Ridges Sanctuary naturalist for a relaxing, informative, two-hour walk through the sanctuary during one of its guided hikes, Monday through Friday, 10 am and 2 pm. The hikes are appropriate for all ages and include the Upper Range Light lantern room and historic cabins. Meet at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, 8166 Hwy 57 […]