• Miriam Erickson Named Philanthropist of the Year

    For Miriam Erickson of Egg Harbor, a difference made is far more important than a title earned. Ironically, that selflessness has earned her one more title – Door County Community Foundation Philanthropist of the Year.

  • Wildlife of the Niagara Escarpment

    Wisconsin has cuesta (pronounced “kway-stah”) formed topography. A cuesta is a land elevation with a gentle slope on one side and a steep cliff on the other. Undoubtedly Wisconsin’s best known, understood and used cuesta is the entire landmass of Door County itself, stretching from the bay of Green Bay on the west to Lake […]

  • Should Government Get Social?

    Log into Facebook and you’ll find debates on anything from politics to chocolate-chip cookies. Discussions on issues like the Subway proposal in Sister Bay have generated countless posts and comments and increased turnout at public meetings. So is it time for local government to jump into the social media fray?

  • Peninsula Players Mainstay Bob Thompson Dies

    Bob Thompson spent parts of seven decades at Door County’s Peninsula Players.

  • Door County Dairy Barn Becomes Music Mecca

    Dozens of dilapidated dairy barns in Door County stand as sad memorials to what was once a multi-generation family industry. But the owner of one former dairy farm on County Road F has achieved a dream by giving it not one, but two new lives.

  • Southern Taste, Northern Place

    For carnivores, there is no greater scent than the smell of barbeque, of meats being slowly cooked over low heat produced by real wood. It’s the scent of backyard barbeques, competitive festivals and wildly popular restaurants around the country, with regional favorites from Texas to Kansas City, Memphis to the Carolinas. These days, Door County […]

  • Free vs. Paid: The Door County Concert Debate

    This summer, I was part of an upstart company whose primary goal was to bring quality live music to Door County. To be fair, many other businesses and individuals have been doing this for years on the peninsula, but, like those enterprising people, we thought we might be able to fill a different musical niche.

  • From Peninsula Players to Pixar

    Two actors stepped to the front of the empty stage to take a curtain call all their own. Before them, the seats were empty and cold, behind them, the stage was bare.

  • Ever Wonder…why are there two Egg Harbors?

    While the divide between the Village of Egg Harbor and Town of Egg Harbor may go unnoticed much of the time by those outside their boundaries, the split has garnered attention again as the village grapples with its marina issues.

  • Emotions High as Egg Harbor Discusses Marina

    Emotions were on full display at the Thursday, May 28 joint meeting of the Egg Harbor Village Board and Harbor Committee as a defensive village board discussed what to do in the aftermath of Tuesday’s vote against building an expanded marina in the tiny village.

  • Gibraltar Talks: The Life & Times of the Lundbergs

    The Gibraltar Historical Association’s monthly historic talk series will begin on Tuesday evening, May 12 at 7:30 pm at the Old Town Hall located on the corner of Maple and Spruce Streets in Fish Creek.

  • Door County News: Booming Business – Local government ballooned as county developed

    This is the first in a series of articles about the evolution of municipal government in Door County. The 1983 Liberty Grove budget was summarized in a small pamphlet with five pages devoted to the spending breakdown. It was supplemented by a two-page hand-scrawled budget worksheet. The Village of Egg Harbor’s 1984 budget audit is […]

  • Local Entrepreneur: Kim Jensen

    For most restaurateurs, operating one restaurant successfully proves challenging to  even the most driven and talented of owners. For Kim Jensen, running three restaurants, a bakery and a catering business seems to be the most logical thing in the world. She is genuinely puzzled when people inevitably question:  “What possesses you to do this?” Perhaps […]

  • A Glimpse of Door County Wineries

    People are drawn to Door County for a lot of reasons – restaurants, shopping, scenery, and of course, all things cherry – but you don’t find many people who come here with wine on the brain.

  • The Bistro at Liberty Square: The Story of an Old Storefront and a New Restaurant

    When you arrive in the sleepy little village of Egg Harbor by way of Highway 42, the clean, glistening white storefront in the heart of town, across the street from Main Street Market, might surprise you a bit. Not by the fact that it’s there – the complex itself has been there for about 10 […]

  • An Evolution in Clay: Reneé Schwaller

    It’s a bright Sunday morning as Reneé Schwaller sits at her wheel working on throwing a couple of pots before switching gears to get ready for a family party later on that afternoon. As she works the clay her children, Ava (8) and Wyatt (4), wander in to see what’s going on. The studio space, […]

  • Egg Harbor News and Notes: Marina, streetscaping, beach improvements on tap

    Egg Harbor Village President Nancy Fisher sees big things for her community in the years ahead, thanks to a handful of developments in the year nearing its end.

  • Where Trinidad and Tobago Meet Door County: Birch Creek’s Percussion Session

    “Have you ever heard the music of the steel pan? It’s something that goes right through your chest.” That’s how Kate Rericha, Director of Marketing, PR and Grants, describes the intensity of the sound coming from more than a dozen young students playing steel pan and other percussion instruments in a milking shed on a […]

  • Sister Bay, Egg Harbor Move Ahead on Waterfront Projects

    News and Notes for Sister Bay and Egg Harbor

  • Ceramic Performance

    He was trained as an actor at Carnegie Mellon University. So it comes as a surprise to him, as much as anyone, that his life’s work is now forging ceramic art. When Chad Luberger, owner of Plum Bottom Pottery, talks about the transition from acting to pottery he finds an unexpected geometry of connections. “When […]