Area: Door County

  • May Reading Recommendations

    The Thursday Murder Club by Richard OsmanRecommended by Novel Bay bookseller Kimberly Wells Murder? Mystery? Sassy pensioners in a posh British retirement community? Check, check and quadruple check! When four crime-busting senior citizens insert themselves into a murder investigation, they discover a related cold case with personal connections.  The Thursday Murder Club mixes humor and […]

  • Door County Writes: ‘My Welcome to Door County’

    Story by Paul Brophy I can’t stand a crying baby in a restaurant, especially if it is mine. The wailing makes my skin crawl. That first night, my whole in-law Chicago family was just settling into Casey’s Bar in Egg Harbor, when my six-month-old, Maura, began to writhe and cry. I had to get her […]

  • Door to Nature: Early-Blooming Trailing Arbutus

    It is one of the most-anticipated events here in the North Country: the blossoming of the first wildflowers. A few in that category – the skunk cabbage and the trailing arbutus – are secluded and not very abundant. A good friend, Larry Warren, sent me several beautiful photos he made of trailing arbutus in full bloom on […]

  • Harvesting Maple Syrup With Louis Sohns

    Louis Sohns, nearly 85, has been tapping trees since he was six years old As farmers prepare their fields for a new season of growing, the harvest for another season has recently concluded: maple-syrup making.  Hard at the classic tree-tapping business this year, as he has been in one way or another for more than […]

  • Win Bookstore Gift Cards in the MIBA Road Map Contest

    Readers, rejoice! The Midwest Independent Booksellers Association (MIBA) is hosting its popular Midwest Indie Bookstore Road Map Contest: a yearlong affair that includes monthly prizes and an annual grand prize and rewards readers for using the print road map that MIBA releases each year that includes all of the independent bookstores in the region.  Participating […]

  • Door County Reads Looks to Community for 2022 Selection

    Are you excited about the next season of Door County Reads? This year, the Door County Reads committee is turning to the community for help in choosing the 2022 title. Submit a book idea at by the May 15 deadline. The person who suggests the winning title will be notified by May 31, and […]

  • Kurt Brown Prizes Available for Emerging Writers

    Each year, the Kurt Brown Prizes award $500 to three emerging writers in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction to attend a writers’ conference, class or residency program with an organization that belongs to Writers’ Conferences and Centers – which includes Write On, Door County. The three winners and six finalists will also receive a one-year […]

  • Potters’ Guild’s Pottery Tour Returns May 1

    Door County Potters’ Guild members will celebrate the beginning of the 2021 season with a modified version of their traditional opening-weekend pottery tour. All member potteries will be open May 1, 10 am – 5 pm, to welcome visitors. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. Participating Ellison Bay potteries include Ellison Bay Pottery, 12156 Garrett Bay […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Parsnip

    Meet Parsnip (, a two-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus in Sturgeon Bay. She’s a timid gal who will need plenty of time to decompress before feeling comfortable in her new home. Parsnip enjoys the company of other calm cats and would likely do well in […]

  • Sunshine Resources Celebrates Earth Day with Trash Pick-up

    Sunshine Resources of Door County clients and staff celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by picking up trash around the neighborhood and on the Ahnapee Trail to do their part to keep the environment clean and safe. Clients realized that much of the trash they collected wasn’t biodegradable and therefore needed to be picked up: a lesson […]

  • Door CANcer Cancels 2021 Spring Fling Fundraiser

    DOOR CANcer has canceled its Spring Fling fundraiser – the group’s largest, generating nearly half the money it provides to applicants for the entire year – because of the ongoing pandemic. You can still show your support to provide the necessary financial support to Door County friends and neighbors who continue to fight cancer. Mail donations to DOOR […]

  • Emergency Response Fund Opens Assistance Program to Arts, Environmental and Historical Groups

    The Door County Emergency Response Fund (ERF) invites all arts,  environmental and historical groups, as well as other nonprofits that are incurring COVID-19-related expenses to join human-service charities in seeking assistance.  The Door County Community Foundation and United Way of Door County have begun addressing the third priority of ERF’s work: providing support for nonprofit organizations […]

  • Upcoming Blood Drives in Door County

    Interested in donating blood? Plan to attend one of these upcoming donation events. Scheduling in advance is encouraged. • May 3, 11:30 am – 3 pm, at Therma-Tron-X, 1155 S. Neenah Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Call 800.280.4102 to schedule an appointment.  • May 3, 7:30-9 am, Nicolet National Bank, 34 W. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay. Call Natalie […]

  • Peninsula Gun Club Hosts Pizza Fundraiser to Start Junior Trap-shooting Team

    The Peninsula Gun Club, Koepsel’s Farm Market and Calamity Sam’s Pizza are sponsoring a fundraiser to help with the costs of starting a junior trap-shooting team to compete with other schools.  The pizza sale will feature a 14-inch Sam’s Special pizza. Toppings include cheese, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions and green peppers. No substitutions are allowed, […]

  • Supervisors Change Diversity Statement

    The Door County Board reconsiders whether racism is a public-health crisis, resolves that it is and adopts a different way of dealing with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Wild Things: Natural Resources Board Approves Whitefish Emergency Rule

    A seven-year effort led by Northern Door commercial fisherman Charlie Henriksen is finally coming to fruition on Green Bay. Wisconsin’s seven-citizen Natural Resources Board (NRB) unanimously approved an emergency rule allowing an increased quota for whitefish this season in commercial fishing Zone 1 (Lower Green Bay) during an online meeting April 14.  Henriksen, president of […]

  • Lack of Housing Cited as Top Barrier to Hiring Seasonal Workers

    In a recent survey of local employers, many said they’re struggling to find seasonal workers.  Eighty-five businesses from across the peninsula responded to the survey conducted by the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) – enough to offer some valuable insight, according to Kelsey Fox, DCEDC’s director of communications and business development. More than half […]

  • Perspective: The Numbers Tell the Story of Our Labor Shortage

    One of the favorite parts of my job at Peninsula Publishing & Distribution is meeting with, talking with and – occasionally – debating with business owners, community leaders and others throughout the Door peninsula. I learn all manner of things during these conversations, and more often than not, the things I learn I share with […]

  • Hike This: The Black Trail at Whitefish Dunes State Park

    Whitefish Dunes State Park has a number of intersecting trails that offer a diverse cross section of ecosystems. The Black Trail shares a portion of its length with the Brachiopod Trail, taking hikers from a rocky shoreline with a glimpse of the water to dense hardwood forests. This is an excellent hike for beginners because […]

  • Creative Mastermind Course Helps to Clear Distractions

    Are you easily distracted by fear, worry, frustration or long to-do lists? Join Creative Mastermind: a free, light-hearted, virtual event on May 6, 7:15-8:15 pm. Jodi Rose Gonzales will lead the program about how to reduce head noise using an easy art-therapy journaling technique. “Head noise distracts you from your work, and it can contribute […]