• Monarch Tagging

    Crossroads at Big Creek Offers Free Monarch Tagging Program

    Crossroads at Big Creek will offer a Monarch tagging event on Sept. 6 at 1 pm. Guest Naturalist Karen Newbern will present a free program in the lecture hall of the Collins Learning Center. Then, participants will move into the lower level to receive instruction and nets, and spread into the wildflower meadows to capture, […]

  • The Nylons

    The Nylons Performing at Southern Door Auditorium Sept. 11

    On Sept. 11 at the Southern Door Community Auditorium, recording artists The Nylons will stake the stage at 7 pm. After 35 years of performing and touring, The Nylons are on the road in their farewell tour across the United States. The a cappella group, most famous for “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” has traveled the […]

  • Weekly Performances by Katie Dahl at The Tin Plate

    The Tin Plate (the new name of the former Hitching Post in Valmy) is pleased to announce weekly performances by popular Door County musician Katie Dahl every Thursday from Sept. 10 through Oct. 8, 7 – 9 pm. Dahl, a nationally known folk singer-songwriter, will perform with her frequent sideman, upright bass and percussion player […]

  • Eric Lewis

    Eric Lewis In Final Fishstock 2015 Show

    One of Door County’s favorite musicians, Eric Lewis, returns to Fishstock for the final show of the season on Sept. 6 at 7 pm. Eric Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist who performs and records with some of the top Memphis artists. In addition to working as a duo with Rory Hoffman and also Tommy Burroughs, Lewis […]

  • The Water Street Hot Shots

    Woodwalk Concert Series Ends with The Water Street Hot Shots Sept. 4

    Michal Lee Ammons and The Water Street Hot Shots will close out the Woodwalk Concert Series on Sept. 4 at 7 pm. The Water Street Hot Shots are experts at performing blues, rags, hokum, and novelty tunes in the style of the 1930s jug bands. Michael Lee Ammons grew up just a mile away from […]

  • Stamps. Awesome autumn art retreat.

    Awesome Autumn Art Retreat Set for Sept. 11-13

    It’s time to register for the Awesome Autumn Art Retreat in Sturgeon Bay at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, Sept. 11 – 13. The event is organized by Door County Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking. Owner Oscar Hansen has planned an outstanding line-up of classes and workshops. Instructors Jenny Stultz, Vicki Amundson, Pat Niemuth and Louise Healy are […]

  • Bridge, Tree and Watercolor Seminars at Björklunden

    From Sept. 27 – Oct. 2, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering these seminars: “Introduction to Modern Day Bridge” with Carol Konrad; “Fall’s Glorious Trees and Shrubs” with Don Quintenz; and “Watercolor: A Fresh Start” with Helen Klebesadel. “Introduction to Modern Day Bridge” recognizes that beginning bridge players come with varying levels of knowledge of the […]

  • Savory Spoon Offering Labor Day Weekend Classes

    Friends coming for the Labor Day weekend? The Savory Spoon Cooking School has some classes to help prepare for the Labor Day celebrations and to begin the fall season. On Sept. 5 at 9:30 am, join instructor Amy Rebhan and explore tasty salads that are healthy and delicious in “Salads as Savory Meals.” The menu […]

  • Recipes: 4 Great Ways to Use Garlic

    Garlic has been integrated into cuisine from around the world for millennia. It is a basic staple for flavor and depth in just about everything you are cooking. Raw garlic is spicy and will add a funk to your breath; however, when garlic is cooked the flavor is sweetened and softened. In my opinion it […]

  • Casting Colors – The Art of Hooking Fish

    “What those crazy fish see, I don’t know. But it matters.” Todd Haleen is the owner of First Choice Charters in Baileys Harbor and anglers across the county echo his statement. The fishing lure may be the single most important variable between a big haul and driving home with an empty cooler. The science behind […]

  • Great Blue Herons and other Large Waterbirds

    The most widely distributed and best known heron of our country, the largest and most majestic of these fascinating waterbirds, is the Great Blue Heron. In looking back to my high school years in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, 1944 – 1947, some of the most memorable adventures were spent in the old Chippewa wooden and canvas canoe that […]

  • Door County’s Original Historian: Hjalmar R. Holand

    Few, if any, individuals who have called Door County home have led more interesting lives than Hjalmar R. Holand. His interactions with famous people, his world travels, and his prolific writings combine to form a remarkable life. And though he called America home for most of his 90 years, his Norwegian ancestry defined a large […]

  • The Tile Murals of Door County Schools

    When I visit Gibraltar School and walk along the hallway past the old gym, I look on the bottom row of the “Visions of Peace” tile mural created by elementary students in 1997 to find mine, one that I made after teaching Kurt Vonnegut’s antiwar novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. My sense of pride is no different than […]

  • The Girl Who Knew Jens Jensen

    Her parents christened her Malin, a popular name in Sweden, meaning true and trustworthy. When she started kindergarten, school officials changed it to Marlene. But it really didn’t matter, because from the time she was a wee girl, she has been called Tudy, the nickname her father gave her. Her parents were Henny and Titus […]

  • Wherefore Kombucha?

    Everything old is new again. It’s certainly the case with fermentation, the ancient method that preserves and enhances foods from kimchi to sauerkraut, and creates some delightful byproducts as well (i.e. alcohol). Lately, the local foods movement has made fermentation a battle cry, and “fermentation fests” are popping up from coast to coast. Kombucha, a fermented […]

  • Copper Box Draws on True Wisconsin Roots

    When Judy Drew first heard about the band Copper Box in 2004, her mind couldn’t help but pause when the words accordion and Pink Floyd came up in the same sentence. As the executive director of Third Avenue Playhouse at the time, she was charged with building the theater’s audience by bringing family friendly entertainment […]

  • Island Home Built with Aging Couple in Mind

    On a continuum scale with “A Step Back in Time” at one end and “Cutting Edge” at the other, Washington Island’s indicator arrow falls decidedly toward the anachronistic (if you haven’t been fortunate enough to visit, think screen doors and rolling stops and baseball games on Sunday afternoons). When Lucia and Pete Petrie hired architect […]

  • Ginnie Cappaert

    Cappaert’s Art Inspired by Surroundings

    Spontaneity may rule the afternoon and evening hours Ginnie Cappaert spends in her quaint studio overlooking the waters of Egg Harbor, but it is her dedication to a morning routine of meditation and the great outdoors that gets her there. An abstract landscape painter, those quiet moments practicing yoga, hiking the peninsula’s trails, and biking […]

  • Door County’s Kind of Skyscrapers

    The tallest natural point in Door County is not the scenic Sven’s Bluff or the ascent from Ellison Bay. It is an 860-foot mound in the town of Brussels on the county line between Door and Kewaunee. The mound is just a smaller brother to an 870-foot mound in Kewaunee. On a clear day, climbing […]

  • Pro Golf Tips: Roughing It

    No matter what your skill level is in golf, if you have played, you have been in the rough. Rough is the grass along the fairways and around the greens that is typically long grass and can wreak havoc on your next shot. Depending on the conditioning of your golf course, this grass can be […]