Area: Carlsville

  • How Carlsville Got Its Name

    When we decided to focus on Carlsville for this issue, I thought, great! I sort of knew the history. It was named for a bunch of guys named Carl who lived in the area. Hilarious! I thought the subject was just absolutely ripe with humor. Six guys named Carl walk into a bar… But it […]

  • Obituary: Caleb ‘Cal’ Raymond Petersen

    Caleb “Cal” Raymond Petersen, 80, of Carlsville, died Tuesday morning, August 30, 2016 in the comfort of his home, with family at his side. Arrangements are pending at this time and have been entrusted to Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay. Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at

  • Native Plants Subject of Wild Ones Aug. 13 Demonstration

    “How to propagate native plants” is a garden demonstration offered by the Door County Chapter of Wild Ones in the propagation facility and gardens of Door Landscape and Nursery. The public invited. The event takes place at 9:30 am on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 6329 Hwy. 42, one mile north of Carlsville.

  • Rec Run, Blues Disciples & More Weekend Plans

    July may be coming to an end, but the fun summer events just keep coming. Try some unusual chocolates, catch a new production of an old favorite, or take part in a ukulele jamboree. Friday, July 29 Planetarium Program for Adults and Families Check out the night sky during the daytime. Author and amateur astronomer […]

  • Framed: Renaissance Ride

    Jill Hoffman and Lumberjack Cash take a ride in the magical carriage at the Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire earlier this month. Submitted.

  • Framed: Water Park Adventures

    Dempsey, Landon and Wyatt enjoyed a day of sunshine and waterslides at Harbour Village Campground and Water Park in Carlsville. Photo by Mary Zielke.

  • Door County Distillery Holds Grand Opening Party July 9

    Door County Distillery announced a Grand Opening Party on July 9 to celebrate the completion of its long awaited expansion. The Grand Opening Party, which is open to the public, will be from 4 to 8 pm and feature hors d’oeuvres and live music by Three Sheets to the Wind. Attendees will be able to […]

  • Server of the Week: Mandy Plaszkiewicz @ Door County Coffee & Tea Co.

    The one summer activity Mandy cannot forsake Is hanging out with her friends at the beach at Clark Lake On her well-earned day off; it’s her way to relax After serving her customers all sorts of snacks.   A Sevastopol senior, her high school career’s almost complete But in the meantime, she’s going to go […]

  • Rusty Wheel Garden Art Sold at Rusty Tractor Café

    Jon Vander Bloomen will sell the last remaining of his rusty sculptures at The Rusty Tractor Café. Shortly after moving near Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Bloomen took skills that he cultivated throughout his life – from watching his father in his shop to carving marble in the ‘70s to learning welding in high school – to […]

  • Renaissance Faire, Lumberjacks & More Weekend Plans

    This busy holiday weekend is chock-full of activities for adventurers of all types. Delve into the county’s geographic past, dance the night away at Fishstock or discover some of the best beers on the peninsula. Curious about Fourth of July firework and parade schedules? Find them here. Friday, July 1 Beer & Burger Trolley Tour […]

  • Seven Fest Weekend: June 25 – 26, 2016

    Tis the weekend of festivals in Door County! Whether you’re a wino, lover of olde things or new, cardboard boat connoisseur, Renaissance re-enactor or stand-up paddleboard yogi, there’s a festival for you on the peninsula. Olde Ellison Bay Days Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26 The 50th annual festival offers fun for the whole […]

  • Salsa Dancing Available Across Door County

    Salsa with J-Ro is the premier provider of ballroom, wedding, salsa and Latin dance classes in Door County. Located in Sturgeon Bay, Salsa with J-Ro offers both private and group dance classes for individuals, couples and groups of all sizes. On Sundays, “Salsa Under the Stars” at Harbour Village Resort in Carlsville. There will be […]

  • Big Prize Available for Door County Coffee’s Recipe Contest

    Door County Coffee will hold its third annual recipe contest, and they’re excited to announce the winning recipe will be a “preferred qualifier” to participate in this year’s 2016 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama. “Our recipe contest winner will receive one year of free coffee sent to their home each month, plus be […]

  • Door Peninsula Winery Wins Gold at Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

    Door Peninsula Winery has won three new medals for their wines, including a gold metal for Blackberry Wine. The 2016 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition awarded Door Peninsula Winery’s Blackberry Wine with a gold medal, and Cranberry Wine and Sunset Splash (a white, tropical blend) each with silver medals. The 16th annual Finger Lakes International […]

  • Door County Distillery’s Single-Malt Whisky Wins Gold at Tasting

    Door County Distillery won a Double Gold medal for its Single Malt Whisky from The Fifty Best. The Fifty Best recently hosted its first ever American Single Malt Whisky Tasting, where contenders were evaluated for the distinguished “Best American Whisky” awards for 2016. Using professional criteria, The Fifty Best’s panel of judges blind-tasted the single […]

  • Bistro 42 to Close to Make Room for Door County Distillery

    Door County Distillery is expanding to meet rising demand, and to make room for the expansion they are closing Bistro 42 restaurant at 5806 Hwy. 42 in Carlsville. Bistro 42 will be permanently closed after 10 years in business. The expansion will include a second still and barrel storage area with viewing windows, plus a […]

  • New J. P. Express BP to Open Feb. 5 with $1.04/Gallon Gas

    J. P. Express BP, a $1.5 million gas station and convenience store, has opened at the intersection of Hwy. 42 and Monument Point Road in the town of Egg Harbor. Parvinder Jandu, president of Jandu Petroleum, retained Bachmann Construction, Madison, as the general contractor. The store is open 5 am – 10 pm. Beginning May […]

  • Buy Peppermint Mocha to Benefit United Way

    For every Peppermint Bark Mocha sold at Door County Coffee & Tea in December, 50 cents will be donated to the United Way. The donated funds will go toward meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign need for 2015. United Way of Door County’s mission is to empower people to build better lives. They focus their efforts […]

  • Server of the Week: Hayley Eaton of Door Peninsula Winery

      Not sure which type of wine Is best when it’s time to holiday dine? Stop in at Door Peninsula Winery to see Hayley Who dishes out wine advice on the daily.   Along with advice comes a good dose of laughter Providing a good experience is what she’s after. Being a mama to Mara […]