Area: Door County

  • Jinkins Hits Hole-in-One at The Orchards

    “Even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while,” said a surprised Mark Jinkins on Aug. 24 when he and the rest of his golf foursome at The Orchards didn’t see his ball on the hole #3 green – because it was in the cup!  Jinkins is a retired Pinkert Law Firm attorney […]

  • Blowout: Inside America’s Energy Gamble

    Join the nonpartisan Climate Change Coalition of Door County ( for an outdoor screening of the compelling documentary Blowout: Inside America’s Energy Gamble on Sept. 25, 7 pm, in the back parking lot of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. The screening is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted […]

  • More Ways to Connect to Nature: Teach by Example

    Major environmental restoration project will show the way to restore degraded properties Like thousands of national and state parks, federal and private preserves, and nature centers throughout the United States, Crossroads at Big Creek will be celebrating National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26. The Crossroads festivities will take place at The Cove Preserve, 817 […]

  • PERSPECTIVE: My Frustration with COVID-19

    I counted 146 cars lined up for food in an aerial photo of the Door County Food Pantry Coalition’s distribution at the Sturgeon Bay fairgrounds Aug. 5. The photo was taken 15 minutes before the first box was even handed out. Looking at the line, I was frustrated, and I was embarrassed. Like so many […]

  • Kitchens, Jensen in Candidate Forum Sept. 19

    Wisconsin Assembly District 1 incumbent Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) and Democratic challenger Kim Delorit Jensen will answer questions about current issues in the state and district during an online candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Door County (LWVDC) on Sept. 19. Assembly District 1 includes Door and Kewaunee counties and part […]

  • Vibrant, Smoke-enhanced Sunrises and Sunsets Forecast

    The hazy days hanging around the peninsula lately are caused by some of the worst wildfires in history that West Coast states are battling. “The dense, continuous smoke from the wildfires out west made its way into the upper atmosphere, where upper-level winds have pushed it east across the country and even out over the […]

  • Slow Down: Ridges, Land Trust Set Timetable for Merger Talks

    The board members of The Ridges Sanctuary and Door County Land Trust have set a timetable for a decision on potentially merging the two nonprofit organizations. They are now targeting March for a decision after realizing that their initial November goal wasn’t realistic, said Ridges board president Linda Brooks.  “We realized we have a lot […]

  • Worldly Artist Drops Anchor in Door County

    Melissa Resch quickly embraces her new home palette Melissa Resch – a painter, sculptor and fabric artist – came to Door County in 2017 and has wasted no time in settling in as an artist. At the end of a three-day scouting trip in December 2016, she was at a diner when Wence and Sandra […]

  • Happening Now: Pick-Your-Own Apples and Aronia Berries

    Although Door County cherries capture the spotlight in the summer, the fruit of the fall is undoubtedly the apple. It’s an annual harvest that begins in September and lasts into October, and there are many places around the county where you can pick your own. Make a day of it by exploring the orchards and […]

  • Hospital Announces Flu Clinic Dates

    Door County Medical Center has announced dates and locations for flu vaccinations. Vaccinations will be offered at clinics in Sturgeon Bay, Algoma, Fish Creek, Washington Island and at the hospital’s Sturgeon Bay Children’s Center. The clinics begin Monday, Sept. 28 and flu shots are available by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted at this […]

  • Peninsula Brewery Battle

    For the first time, five Door County breweries – Starboard, Ahnapee, Bridge Up, Door County Brewing and One Barrel – will face off with blind taste tests to let members of the public vote for their favorite beers during the Peninsula Brewery Battle. A similar event has taken place the past two years, but on […]

  • REVIEW: 40 Thieves on Saipan

    During World War II, the mountainous Pacific island of Saipan was known as Japanese Emperor Hirohito’s “treasure”: the first of a chain of Japanese islands that led to Tokyo. The Japanese were prepared to defend Saipan to the last person.  The United States Marines decided to create and send an elite “scout-sniper platoon” as a […]

  • YMCA, Griffon String Quartet Offer Strings Lessons for Youth

    Following the success of the 2020 spring strings lessons for youth, the Door County YMCA – in collaboration with the Griffon String Quartet and Midsummer’s Music – will again offer an excellent opportunity for area youth to learn to play string instruments. This program is for children in grades three through 12 who are interested […]

  • Northern Sky Offers Special ‘Back-to-School Cabaret’

    The night before Isaiah Spetz and Hayden Hoffman headed off to college in late August, the two friends presented a concert on the Northern Sky Theater patio. It was designed as a private performance for a small group of donors, but Northern Sky quickly decided it was too special not to share more broadly.  The […]

  • Rose Offers YogaDoodles Immersion Workshop

    Do you experience chronic stress, overwhelm, fear, frustration, anxiety and/or panic attacks? Join Jodi Rose for a telehealth YogaDoodles immersion workshop Sept. 26, 1-4 pm, to explore the relationships among stress, anxiety and physical illness. Learn how to identify destructive coping skills so that you can replace them with wellness resources that really work. Participants […]

  • Local Help for National Coin Shortage

    Door County – The U.S. Mint has been operating at full production capacity, minting almost 1.6 billion coins since mid-June. It’s on track to mint 1.65 billion coins per month for the remainder of the year. There’s an adequate supply of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in the economy, according to the Federal Reserve. As […]

  • Youth Apprenticeship Program Ramping Up

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the Ahnapee Regional Youth Apprenticeship Consortium are ramping up the Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Program for the 2020 school year and are looking for partner businesses in all industries to host YA students.  The DCEDC and Ahnapee Regional Youth Apprenticeship Consortium are also hiring a Door County YA […]

  • Final Month to Be Counted in the Census

    Door County – Sept. 30 is the deadline for the 2020 Census, so there’s still time to be counted to help guarantee that Wisconsin communities receive funding for essential services that will shape the future of our state for the next decade.  As of last week, 93.2 percent of households across the state had been […]

  • Featured Pet: Zoey

    Meet Zoey (, a two-year-old tabby who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. If you’re looking for a calm feline friend to be your quiet companion, look no further! Zoey likes to nap in dark, cozy corners and seek your attention with leg rubs.  Like all cats at WHS, […]

  • Northern Door Communications Celebrates 30 Years

    Northern Door Communications ( is celebrating 30 years as an authorized Cellcom agent. The company began as a local pager and radio communications provider in 1985, and in 1990, it became an authorized reseller of Cellcom’s wireless products. “I have been amazed at the 30-year journey I have taken with Cellcom,” said Greg Diltz, owner […]