Area: Carlsville

  • 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, […]

  • Door County Businesses Featured on Dec. 17 ‘Discover Wisconsin’ Show

    Discover Wisconsin and its hosts, Mariah Haberman and Jake Zimmermann, are showcasing a handful of local businesses in an upcoming program. The episode, called “Made in Door County,” airs Dec. 17 at 6:30 pm on WFRV TV 5. It may also be streamed online at Sister Bay’s Seaquist Orchards Farm Market, Forestville’s Country Ovens, […]

  • Door County Communities Team Up 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, 2017. All items donated locally will stay in […]

  • Obituary: Kristofor ‘Kris’ M. Stichman

    Kristofor “Kris” M. Stichman, age 38, of Leopolis, passed away Wednesday evening, November 9, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Town of Clay Banks, Door County, WI. Kris was born on January 10, 1978 in Clintonville as the son of Chris (Carter) Thoma and the late Mark Stichman. Kris attended Clintonville […]

  • Server of the Week: Cassie Cibik-Moeller @ Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy

    With a constant smile on her face And a cow apron tied ‘round her waist. She’ll dish up ice cream and cut your fudge, And in evenings, wait on you at Donny’s Glidden Lodge. It’s Cassie Cibik-Moeller, Ms. “Sassy Cassie” Keepin’ it fun, keepin’ it classy. Stop by the counter at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy, She’ll […]

  • Northern Door Once Had 26 Rural Schools

    Nyla Wickman Small, a product of a rural school in northern Door County and now a docent at the Door County Historical Museum, presented a program on the history of rural schools in Northern Door at a recent meeting of the Baileys Harbor Historical Society. Small and the other museum docents have also compiled histories […]

  • Get Lost…at Schopf’s Corn Maze

    Roxanne Schopf’s biggest responsibility in the autumn season is to get you lost, and if this year’s corn maze at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy is any indication, she is succeeding at every twist and turn. Roxanne, who owns and operates Hilltop Dairy with her husband Dennis, is one of the main designers of this year’s popular […]

  • Night Photography Tips, Little Eddie Big Cup & More Weekend Plans

    Just like that, September makes way for October. Take in the sights and sounds of autumn’s glory with a twilight tour of Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, stock up on handcrafted wearable art, or head to Potawatomi State Park to learn more about the plants lining the peninsula’s forest floors. Friday, September 30 Night Photography Know-How Join […]

  • Obituary: Caleb Raymond Petersen

    Caleb “Cal” Raymond Petersen, 80, of Carlsville, passed away Tuesday morning, August 30, 2016 in the comfort of his home, with family at his side. He was born October 28, 1935 in Chicago, IL, the son of Caleb Raymond Petersen and Harriet Katherine (MacAllister) Petersen. Cal graduated from Kelvyn Park High School in Chicago in […]