• Obituary: Donna May Mencheski

    Donna May Mencheski, 59, of Carlsville, in the Town of Egg Harbor, died at home Nov. 19, 2017. She was born Nov. 6, 1958 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Marvin and Martha (Willis) Turner. Donna was united in marriage to Mitchell Leo Mencheski in Door County in April of 2000. Their two existing families became one, […]

  • Door County Coffee & Tea to Donate Some December Proceeds to United Way

    In December, Door County Coffee & Tea in Carlsville is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every 16-ounce Peppermint Bark Mocha sold during the month, they will donate 50 cents to United Way. The funds donated will go toward meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign need for 2017. Door County Coffee & Tea is […]

  • Nine Door County Drop-Off Sites for ‘Big Bundle Up’ Campaign

    Door County’s tourism industry is currently collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” donation campaign. The campaign is a statewide collection program that runs from now through Jan. 2, 2018. All items donated locally will stay in […]

  • Obituary: Kenneth Francis Werkheiser

    Kenneth Francis Werkheiser, 88, of the Town of Egg Harbor near Carlsville, Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Thursday morning, September 28, 2017 in the comfort of his home with family at his side. His life was honored with a funeral service Oct. 1, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Chaplain Mark Richards […]

  • You Take the Corn, I’ll Take The Pie: Leist brothers eat up competition at Carlsville Corn Fest

    Corn is in the air. And so are bits of cherry pie. Flying off cobs and out of pie tins as hungry jaws clamp down on their prize in a race to completion. On Sept. 9, attendees will flock to Schopf’s Dairy View Country Store in Carlsville to enjoy the huge corn maze, food and […]

  • Silent Auction, Eating Contests, Music from Modern Day Drifters at Corn Fest

    Sunshine House will present their 15th annual Corn Fest, taking place at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy on Sept. 9. There will also be a bake sale, corn maze, sweet corn and pie eating contest, live music by the Modern Day Drifters (11 am – 3 pm), raffles, silent auction, food from the corn café and more. […]

  • Decorated Veteran and Simon Creek Winery Founder Tim Lawrie Dies at 73

    Colonel Thomas “Tim” Lawrie, one of Door County’s most decorated veterans and founder of Simon Creek Winery, died Saturday at age 73 of an apparent heart attack. Lawrie volunteered for two tours in Vietnam as a paratrooper with the 101st airborne and as an adviser to a Vietnamese paratrooper battalion. As a combat infantryman he […]

  • Obituary: Thomas “Tim” Lawrie

    Col. (Ret.) Thomas “Tim” Lawrie, 73, of Baileys Harbor died suddenly Aug. 12, 2017, at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born Oct. 16, 1943 in Berlin, Wisconsin.  He is the son of the late John and Vera (Moeller) Lawrie. Lawrie graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1961 and received […]

  • Down on the Farm Since 1902: The Henschel Family

    If Joe Young and Sam M. Lewis had known about the dynasty that had begun in Door County 17 years earlier, their 1919 hit song, “How You Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm,” might never have been written. Ed Henschel, one of 15 children in a family from Elkhart Lake, needed to strike out […]

  • Overheard and Shoutouts: June 30, 2017

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “Seriously, if there is a sewage fountain today, I’m taking a personal day.” “It just smells like you pooped a candle.” “I […]

  • Independence Celebrations, Blacksmith Demos & More Weekend Plans

    The Fourth is almost here. Every village has their own festivities planned. Everyone celebrates in their own way. The rest of the calendar is just as full as usual: live music, theater, and a birds of prey. Here are some suggestions to round out your weekend plans. Friday, June 30 Art/Speaks Hosted by Edgewood Gallery […]

  • Door County Renaissance Faire 2017 Opens June 24

    Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, June 25 Saturday, July 1-Sunday, July 2 Step back into Olde Worlde Europe for the opening weekend of the Door County Renaissance Faire. Shop, eat and revel with a cast of colorfully costumed, exotic and intriguing characters in a re-creation of an early 16th century European country market faire. Feast […]

  • Door Peninsula Winery Wins Two New Medals

    Door Peninsula Winery has won two new medals for their award-winning wines, including a Double Gold Medal for their Cranberry. The inaugural Great American International Wine Competition awarded Door Peninsula Winery’s Cranberry wine with a Double Gold medal and Blackberry wine with a Gold Medal. The 1st annual Great American International Wine Competition was held […]

  • Door County Local Producers

    Looking for local food in Door County? Find resources for local produce, meats, cheese, canned goods, and much more in our updated guide. What Makes A Local Producer? We’ve refined our criteria and broken the Door County Local Producers list into separate segments.We hope you find that this new list makes more sense, is easier […]

  • Door County Coffee Recipe Contest Winner to be Featured at the World Food Championships

    Door County Coffee is excited to announce the winner of their Annual Recipe Contest will qualify to be a featured representative at the World Food Championships in Alabama as well as receive a year’s worth of Door County Coffee – delivered to their home monthly. Door County Coffee and Tea Co. is seeking recipes made […]

  • Manners Matter: Moving Forward

    Dear Mary Pat,   My wife and I moved to Door County in the mid 1990s. Though my wife passed away in 2001, I still live in Door County and have been single ever since. After my wife died, friends and family suggested I clean the house out of her things as soon as possible. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Trump Cuts Threaten Our Way of Life

    As a concerned citizen, resident and lover of Door County, I am writing to urge you to consider writing an article about the proposed cuts to the EPA, focused particularly on how such cuts would affect the Great Lakes Restoration Project. The National Association of Clean Air Agencies confirmed on March 2 that an initial […]

  • Door County Distillery Wins Gold for “Best American Single Malt Whiskey”

    The Fifty Best, rating the finest in wines and spirits, recently hosted an American Single Malt Tasting, where nine contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best American Single Malt Whiskey” awards for 2017. The Fifty Best announced on Feb. 10 that Door County Distillery’s Single Malt Whiskey was awarded a Gold medal. Using professional criteria, […]