• New Season Begins Soon at The Clearing

    Get creative by learning to draw or paint, use your iPhone to capture and enhance amazing images, explore wood carving or marble paper, or get messy with clay and collages – all through the Clearing Folk School’s diverse one-, two- and three-day Workshop Program classes beginning June 10 and running through November 15. Offerings include courses […]

  • Charlotte Lukes to Discuss Eastern Bluebirds

    Charlotte Lukes will present a program on bluebirds on March 23, 9:30 am, at Newport State Park’s visitors’ center. She will share the success story of the eastern bluebird in Wisconsin, explain all aspects of bluebird monitoring and discuss the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin and how you can get involved. Lukes will share photos […]

  • White-Cedar Aging at The Clearing

    Late last fall, Roger Kuhns, Brian Buchholz, Katherine Schneider and Mike Schneider aged four of the white cedar trees growing along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment at The Clearing in Ellison Bay. They used an increment borer to extract a pencil-thick core of wood from a tree in order to count the growth rings […]

  • Lindens Open Gallery in China

    For nearly 25 years, Brian and Jeanee Linden have shared the beauty and elegance of Asian culture in America through their Ellison Bay-based Linden Gallery. In response to many inquiries about its artwork, textiles, jewelry, coffee and teas, the Lindens have opened their first China-based gallery in the first floor of the 1930s European villa […]

  • County Approves $450,000 for Purchase of Door Bluff Headland Park Expansion

    At its Feb. 26 meeting, the Door County Board of Supervisors approved “bridge financing” of $450,000 for 72.63 acres of land for the Door Bluff Headland Park while Ben Nelson, county parks director, continues seeking grants to pay for the entirety of the piece of land. At an earlier meeting, the board had stipulated that […]

  • The Clearing’s Annual Exhibit of Winter Student Work

    The Clearing’s Winter Program Annual Student Exhibit will take place March 2 and 3, 10 am – 4 pm, at The Clearing’s Jens Jensen Visitor Center, 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay. The exhibit of original works and class displays highlighting art, fine crafts, nature studies and other projects is the culmination of a wonderful […]

  • Ellison Bay Native Joins Alzheimer’s Association in New York

    The Alzheimer’s Association’s Central New York Chapter has named Martha Hutchinson to the newly created position of community engagement manager. She will oversee the chapter’s volunteer program, grassroots outreach and engagement with diverse and underserved communities. She will also direct ALZTOGETHER, the chapter’s social-engagement program for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. ALZTOGETHER […]

  • Server of the Week: Jayne Harding at the Ellison Bay Post Office

    If you live in the 54210, Chances are you know a woman who helps the mail flow. Her name is Jayne of Ellison Bay, And she has a friendly face that many see to start their day. In her spare time she can make a delicious limoncello, So be nice to her the next time […]

  • Newport Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe

    The tradition continues: Newport State Park will hold its 29th annual Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe event on Feb. 9, 5:30-8:30 pm, when a portion of a trail will come alive by candlelight to lead skiers, hikers and snowshoers into a winter wonderland. Park staff and Newport Wilderness Society volunteers will place more than 300 candles to guide […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival Presents February Fest

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will host three Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) February Fest concerts on Feb. 9, 16 and 23. Performances begin at 2 pm. The Feb. 9 event features pianists Andrew Armstrong and Inna Faliks, who will showcase their talents on the unique “Omega Double” piano created by Washington Island craftsman, furniture […]

  • All Invited to Join Groundhog Day Parade

    The eighth annual Ellison Bay Groundhog Day Parade will be held Feb. 2 at 4 pm. Everyone is invited to build a float, decorate a car or walk a dog for the parade. Participants should meet at Nicolet Bank at 3:15 pm. The parade route goes through Ellison Bay and ends at the Mink River […]

  • February Fest Concerts

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will host three Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) February Fest concerts on Feb. 9, 16 and 23. Performances will begin at 2 pm. The Feb. 9 concert features pianists Andrew Armstrong and Inna Faliks, who will showcase their talents on the unique “Omega Double” piano created by Washington Island craftsperson […]

  • Turtle Ridge Art Camps Are Back

    The Turtle Ridge Gallery team offers one of its most popular Art Camps — Make Your Tote Bag — on Jan. 19-20. The course starts with a Friday-night orientation and refreshments (on Jan. 18). It’s a six-hour class with two three-hour sessions on Saturday and Sunday, so there’s enough free time to explore Door County […]

  • Shepherd of the Bay Honors Casperson Family

    Join Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in honoring Greg and Debbie Casperson for their service to our community on Feb. 10 after the 9:30 am worship service. At about 10:30 am, attendees may thank the Caspersons for their years of service and gather in the fellowship hall for refreshments and conversation.

  • Turtle Ridge Gallery, Art Camp, leather bag, handmade bag

    Upcoming Turtle Ridge Art Camps

    Come to Turtle Ridge to make a bag at one of its Art Camps — a way to put your creativity into a leather bag or small item. There are many camps to choose from, with a variety of prices, styles, colors and customizing. Here is the Art Camps schedule for January and February: Jan. […]

  • Server of the Week: Dan Strege at Mink River Basin

    His name is Dan StregeBut here we call him Boone.If ever help is needed,You know he’ll be there soon. A man of many talents,He has a creative mind.Boone can fix most anythingWith any material he can find. A hard-working individualWith a very caring soul.Always seen with a coffee in hand,That’s how our Booner rolls! – […]

  • GEO-DC to Host Programming Workshop

    The Greater Escarpment Organization of Door County (GEO-DC) is heading into 2019 with a workshop to identify programming and educational opportunities for the approaching season. The organization plans to introduce educational programs such as hikes, lectures and kayak tours that will complement future interpretive and educational exhibits and displays. The programming workshop is scheduled for […]

  • Ellison Bay Pottery Holds Year-end Open House

    Ellison Bay Pottery’s Year-end Open House is Dec. 28 and 29, 12-4 pm. The open house features the new pottery from the last firing of 2018, including “stacking bowls,” tea bowls, baking dishes and mugs. There will also be refreshments and surprise free gifts.

  • OBITUARY: Dale Leland Erickson

    Dale Leland Erickson, 86, lifelong resident of Ellison Bay, died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay with his family at his side. He was born at the family farm on Lakeview Road on Jan. 8, 1932, the son of Henry Levi Erickson and Cecelia Ruth (Johnson) Erickson. Dale attended […]

  • Newly Fired Pottery and Extended Holiday Hours

    Ellison Bay Pottery has fresh goblets, mugs and bowls from the final firing of 2018 now available at the gallery. John Dietrich and Diane McNeil are opening the gallery daily from noon to 4 pm until Dec 31, but it will be closed for Christmas. Gift cards are available online at