• Obituary: Donald E. Rondou

    July 29, 1932 – March 2, 2020 Donald E. Rondou, 87, aka “Coach,” died at Woodside Manor in Green Bay. He was born in Green Bay as the only child of Marion and Edgar Rondou. Don attended West High School, where he was a star in football, basketball and tennis. While at West High, he excelled […]

  • Framed: Leona Northop

    Leona Northrop took a walk on the boardwalk at The Ridges Sanctuary on Feb. 23. Submitted. 

  • Knit Whit’s Offers Knitting, Felting Classes

    Knit Whit’s Yarn & Crafts is offering a three-day Spring Break Knitting Boot Camp at the shop for students ages 10-18 on March 24-26, 11 am – 12:30 pm. It will give students a chance to learn the basics of knitting and make either a scarf or fingerless mittens. Owner Whitney Gross will teach the boot […]

  • ‘Tales of the Trade’ Storytelling Night at Door County Brewing Co.

    Door County Brewing Co. and Write On, Door County are teaming up to present a night of storytelling about life in the Door County trades on March 14, 7-9 pm. This is the pilot of what the collaborators plan to make into a regular storytelling series. Workplaces are the sources of joy and frustration, laughter […]

  • Peninsula Publishing to Publish Literary Journal ‘8142 Review’

    In 1998, Tom McKenzie and David Eliot established The Hal Prize contest – originally called Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers Exposé and Photography Jubilee – to celebrate literary creativity. “Back in 1995, David Eliot and I envisioned the Peninsula Pulse as a mash-up of some of our favorite contemporary publications – The Village Voice, Chicago Reader, Interview, The Onion, […]

  • Door Shakespeare Announces 25th Summer Season

    Door Shakespeare has announced its 25th summer season. “Twenty-five years is a big milestone for Door Shakespeare,” said Michael Stebbins, producing artistic director. “To celebrate, we decided to bring back an audience favorite from seasons past, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised], as well as share a piece that our audiences haven’t seen […]

  • ‘Haunted’ Is Next Peninsula Players Play Reading March 2

    Peninsula Players Theatre ( will present a reading of Joseph Zettelmaier’s latest theatrical project, Haunted: The Great Lakes Ghost Project, on March 2, 7 pm, at Björklunden. Zettelmaier is a four-time nominee for the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association’s New Play Award.  Limited general seating is available for this free reading. Several years ago, Zettelmaier began […]

  • Join The Ridges for Owl-O-Rama Feb. 28-29

    Join The Ridges Sanctuary for an owl prowl program and hike on Feb. 28, 5:30-8 pm. It’s nesting season for the owls, so they’re hooting with a new set of calls. Join The Ridges’ naturalists to learn more about the county’s owls and the characteristics that make them amazing nighttime hunters. Wear appropriate winter hiking […]

  • Cherry Pickers to Take DC Brewing Stage March 21

    The Cherry Pickers will hit the Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall stage on March 21 to play timeless bluegrass, country and classic rock favorites.  The high-energy group comprises John Rood Lewis, a monster maestro guitar player, singer and recording artist; Terry Murphy, a seasoned guitar player, singer and prolific songwriter, with six […]

  • Questions & Answers with Singer-Songwriter Paige Hargrove

    We wanted to chat with Chicago musician Paige Hargrove ahead of her Feb. 29, 7 pm, show at the Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall. According to her Facebook biography, she has a “very loud voice and a fairly quiet personality.’’ Check out those descriptions for yourself, and read more about her in […]

  • Popour Shares ‘What Love Is’ at Door County Brewing Co.

    Songwriting techniques vary from artist to artist, and for 21-year-old R&B and soul artist Tae Popour, vulnerability lies at the forefront. Ahead of her Feb. 22 show at Door County Brewing Co., we wanted to find out why. Popour started her journey with music in Green Bay at the age of 12 or 13, performing […]

  • Door County Brewery Hosting Climate Change Coalition Chili Cook-Off

    Beat winter’s cold with the Climate Change Coalition (CCC) of Door County and the Door County Brewing Co. as they host the third annual Chili Cook-Off on March 7, 6-7:30 pm, at the Door County Brewing Company Taproom & Music Hall. The cook-off will welcome up to 15 chili meisters and their favorite mouth-watering recipes. […]

  • The Ridges’ Owl-O-Rama Returns Feb. 28-29

    The Ridges Sanctuary will host its fifth annual Owl-O-Rama Feb. 28-29. It’s nesting season, so owls are hooting with a whole new set of calls. Join The Ridges’ naturalists on Feb. 28, 5:30-8 pm, for “Owl Prowl: Nesting Season” to learn about the county’s owls and the characteristics that make them amazing nighttime hunters. Wear […]

  • Questions & Answers with Musician Drew Peterson

    Drew Peterson is about as Minnesotan as you can get, and his music evokes the back-country flavor of growing up on a rural farm and putting in the hard work. His music – folk, bluegrass, singer-songwriter – is most potent when he’s showing off his husky, seasoned vocals, which he’s sure to butter up with a […]

  • Peninsula Players’ The Play’s the Thing Series Continues March 2, April 6

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of James Hindman’s Popcorn Falls on Feb. 3 to a capacity crowd at Björklunden as part of its The Play’s the Thing play-reading series.  The new two-person comedy is set in the sleepy town of Popcorn Falls, whose only claim to fame – its namesake waterfall – has dried […]

  • Obituary: Carl A. Swanson

    Nov. 4, 1959 – Feb. 7, 2020 Carl A. Swanson, 60, of Baileys Harbor died at his home, surrounded by loved ones. Carl was diagnosed with a glioblastoma last fall. He was born in Aurora, Illinois, to Kermit and Jean (White) Swanson. Carl grew up in Naperville, Illinois. He attended Beloit College and North Central College, where […]

  • Gentlemen’s Anti-Temperance League Comes to Drink DC Beer

    And play music, of course Did you know there was such a thing as electro-swing, meaning electronic and swing music combined? Neither did I, but that’s how Daniel Rosen became interested in swing music, and further, it inspired him to start a jazz and swing band – what he calls “Prohibition swing” – with his mates […]

  • Find Your Crafting Family at Knit Whit’s

    “There’s nothing like cold weather to knit a sweater or hats or mittens,” said Whitney Gross, who, along with her husband, Brandon Gross, owns Knit Whit’s Yarn & Crafts in Baileys Harbor.  This is their first winter in business, and she thought winter would be a time to slow down. But, because knitting is a […]

  • Kropuenske on Dean’s List at South Dakota State

    Ryan Kropuenske of Baileys Harbor was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at South Dakota State University. He earned a 4.0 GPA as a student in the Jerome J. Lohr College of Engineering.