Area: Baileys Harbor

  • Another Request To Reduce Speed On Hwy 57

    The Baileys Harbor Town Board voted Dec. 7 to send a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, reiterating a request for a speed reduction on Highway 57 south of town past County Road E. The resolution – first sent to the DOT in 2003 and discussed repeatedly over the past four years – came […]

  • Weenie Wagon Pop-Up At Sway

    Wally’s Weenie Wagon will be serving out of the kitchen at Sway Brewing + Blending from 11 am – 6 pm every Saturday through Feb. 10. Sway is located at 2434 Cty Hwy F in Baileys Harbor. 

  • Tree-to-Tree Communication Topic of 2024 Ridges Reads Book Club

    The Ridges Sanctuary will host its annual Ridges Reads book club starting in January 2024. This year’s program, titled The Root Issue, will explore the theory of tree-to-tree communication, as well as the scientific evidence that supports the theory and the ongoing debate that surrounds it. Discussions will center on Finding the Mother Tree by […]

  • Announcing the 2023 Hal Prize Winners

    The Hal Prize is finishing another year of celebrating writing and photography, with the announcement below of the winning authors and photographers – some of those Door County residents. You’ll find the top six photography winners in this issue. The winning entries will also be printed this month in the 8142 Review, as well as […]

  • Natural Christmas at the Ridges

    The Ridges Sanctuary gives families and friends an opportunity to participate in an old-fashioned holiday event while surrounded by natural beauty. The event offers a wreath-making workshop and free holiday crafts for all ages. Guided hikes and tours of the Range Light are available throughout the event. Admission is free. The fee for the wreath-making […]

  • New Happy Hour In Baileys Harbor

    Harbor Fish Market & Grille offers small plates and drink specials at their new Harbor Happy Hour, 4:30-7:30 pm every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Open year-round, Harbor Fish Market & Grille is currently open Wednesday-Sunday, serving breakfast and lunch from 10 am – 3 pm, and dinner starting at 4:30 pm. Harbor Fish Market & […]

  • Adaptive Playground Installed

    A local parent, Kari Baumann, and the Baileys Harbor Community Association (BHCA), planned a soft opening for Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 am – 3 pm for a new handicap-accessible playground behind the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Baumann said the opening is mainly for the children to see the new equipment. Baumann and BHCA Destination […]

  • Greener Space by Spring at Former Nelson’s site

    Town board approves contracts for new park The former Nelson’s hardware and motel site will become a park lawn with stone benches overlooking the marina and Lake Michigan come spring. Baileys Harbor Town Board on Nov. 20 unanimously approved park-construction and shoreline stone revetment contracts to complete the new park space. The parkland will include […]

  • Firefighters Raising Money for Woodworker’s Fire Losses

    When a 30 x 50 workshop at 3162 Kangaroo Beach Road in Baileys Harbor was lost to a fire last week, no one was hurt and the structure didn’t touch the owner’s nearby home. But the size of a place doesn’t always measure its worth. What owner Kevin Combs lost that day was decades-worth of […]

  • Black Friday Beer On Tap at Sway

    Local beer fans are invited to Black Friday at Sway – a new beer release event Nov. 24 at Sway Brewing + Blending. On Cold Dark Nights is a beer described by brewmaster Matt Sampson as a fairly traditional stout, and “unlike most stouts that you see craft breweries putting out today that tend to […]

  • A Convo With Cody (James)

    Born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, indie-rock singer-songwriter Cody James started making music when he was a kid – and his passion for the craft has only gotten stronger since then.  He discussed that passion, and what led to it, with the Peninsula Pulse before his Nov. 18 show at Door County Brewing Co. The […]

  • Baileys Harbor Women’s Club Donates Defibrillator

    The Baileys Harbor Women’s Club donated $3,436, with matching funds from First Weber Realtors, to purchase a defibrillator for the Baileys Harbor Fire-Rescue Association. From left to right: Dan Kiehnau (EMR Crew Chief, Baileys Harbor Fire and Rescue), Baileys Harbor Women’s Club members, Nina Beavers (treasurer), Evie Rossol (vice-president,), Susan Barth Geils (president and First […]

  • AROUND THE DOOR: Workshop Fire

    Firefighters battle a blaze in a workshop at 3162 Kangaroo Beach Road in Baileys Harbor on Monday morning, Nov. 6. Baileys Harbor fire chief Brian Zak said the call came in around 8:30 am from the owner who had lit the woodstove, gone back into his house for a cup of coffee, and returned to […]

  • Culture Club: Connecting With Björklunden

    Björklunden Vid Sjön (Birch Forest by the Water) offers a remarkable site for hiking, peaceful reflection, learning and getting spiritually reconnected. It possesses a rare natural beauty which has been in the orbit of my life for nearly 30 years. As the still relatively new Director of Björklunden, let me welcome you to my first […]

  • Harvest Fest At Sway Brewing & Blending

    Sway Brewing and Blending will offer five special beers featuring local ingredients at their Harvest Fest event on Saturday, Nov. 18. Musical guests Hunter Gatherer and Eric Hagen will perform from 4 to 6 pm. Sway Brewing and Blending is located at 2434 County Highway F in Baileys Harbor.

  • Austin Skalecki: ‘I Strum Three Chords and Say What’s On My Mind’

    A Q&A with Austin Skalecki Appleton-based singer-songwriter Austin Skalecki has over 400 live performances under his belt. We caught up with him before his next one in Door County, Nov. 11. The conversation has been edited for clarity.  SW: You mentioned you’re calling me from California. What brings you there? AS: I’ve been on tour […]

  • Server of the Week: Kim DeCock

    Down in Baileys there’s a place called Chives, and amongst the diners is where Kim DeCock thrives. She’s kind, attentive, and quick to regale, with fun conversation and adventure tales. If you want to find a hike, a beach or an inside tip, talk to Kim, she embodies the Door County spirit. She travels, she […]

  • Winning Films At The Door Kinetic Arts Festival

    And a DKAF Recap The Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) returned to Björklunden this September with a unique blend of short films, cocktails, dance, theater and music.  The festival, now in its seventh year, received film submissions from 25 different countries. The winners are as follows: Best of the Fest: On/Off by Jurg Slabbert of […]

  • Halloween Hike At The Ridges

    Come hike the The Ridges Sanctuary boardwalk if you dare! Special Halloween-themed stations along Hidden Brook Boardwalk will highlight creepy critters and spooky sights on Oct. 29, 5-7 pm. If you make it to the Upper Range Light, prepare yourself for a ghostly encounter. The event is appropriate for families of all ages. Flashlights will […]

  • “The Play’s The Thing” Dates Announced

    Peninsula Players Theater’s yearly winter play-reading series, “The Play’s The Thing,” will take place on Feb. 5, March 4 and Apr. 1, 2024. Each free performance will take place at Björklunden’s Vail Hall (7590 Boynton Ln in Baileys Harbor) with seating on a first come, first served basis. Times and play titles will be announced […]