• Settlement Shops’ Plant Sale and First Farmers’ Market: May 25

    The Settlement Shops will hold their first 2019 farmers’ market – and annual plant sale – on May 25, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. The farm market will offer local, in-season produce such as salad greens, arugula and asparagus. And just in time for spring planting, the plant sale will include shrubs, trees, bushes, annuals, perennials, organics, tomato […]

  • Fish Creek Postal Service Encourages Mailbox Improvements

    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) asks all Fish Creek homeowners to inspect and repair their mailboxes during Mailbox Improvement Week, May 12-18. Repairing mailboxes improves the appearance of the community and makes delivering mail safer for carriers and more convenient for recipients.Homeowners may need to replace loose hinges on a mailbox’s door, repaint the mailbox, […]

  • Peninsula State Park’s Blossoms and Birds Program

    Join the Peninsula State Park naturalist on May 14 and 21 for the Blossoms and Birds program: an easy walk of about a half mile to look for spring wildflowers and migrating birds – shorebirds and palm, yellow-rumped and other warblers. The walks start at 8 am and last about an hour. Take binoculars if you […]

  • Patricia Skalka Launches New Book

    The Peninsula Bookman will host a reception and launch party May 17, 5-6 pm, celebrating the release of Death by the Bay, Patricia Skalka’s fifth installment in her Dave Cubiak mystery series. Her earlier novels in the series have occupied the top spots on the Door County bestseller list. Skalka will read from her work, […]

  • Glowacki Visits Her Art at U.S. Embassy

    Painter Connie Glowacki and her husband, Mike, visited nine of her artworks in April at the U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic. Ambassador Steve King and his wife, Karen, selected the paintings, which depict Door County scenes. Steve King said that the art is appreciated by many of the guests at the couple’s frequent ambassadorial […]

  • ‘You Dropped Your Fremmel On the Gris!’: Students remember their eccentric art teacher, Tom Smith

    On April 22, I learned of the passing of my former art teacher, Mr. Smith. My initial reaction was that it was a horrible rumor, but the obituary online confirmed my worst fears. Tom Gerhart Smith passed away on April 15, 2019. Smith was hired as a substitute teacher at Gibraltar in 1996 before coming […]

  • Christensen Paces Fastest Women’s Field Ever in Door County Half Marathon

    F The 2019 Door County Half Marathon featured a pair of familiar faces breaking the finish line tape. Rodee Schneider of Madison won the race for the fourth time, while Hanna Christensen, also of Madison, won her second as she shattered her own women’s course record with a time of 1:22:05. Christensen lead the fastest […]

  • One Runner’s Slow Course to Recovery

    Most of the 750 runners standing at the starting line of the Nicolet Bay 5K race Saturday morning will have similar stories. Some will be recreational runners taking in the beauty of the course in Peninsula State Park. Others will be more serious runners trying to break a personal record. Finally, there will be participants […]

  • Gibraltar Elementary Registration Held on May 9

    Gibraltar Elementary School kindergarten registration will be held on May 9. If you have a child who will be five years old by September 1, 2019, call Cindy Phillips at 920.868.3284, ext. 265, for a registration appointment that will last 30 to 45 minutes. Please take your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. Public-health nurses […]

  • Northern Sky Provides Free Tickets to DC Students

    Northern Sky Theater ( will once again invite all Door County students to a complimentary evening of entertainment under the stars by distributing nearly 4,000 free tickets. Every elementary, middle and high school student in all five Door County school districts, as well as area homeschool students, will receive a ticket, which includes an opportunity […]

  • Edgewood Opens 50th-Anniversary Season with Benefit Cookbook

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries is celebrating the beginning of its 50th-anniversary season with a group show of artwork featured in a new benefit cookbook. During an opening-day reception on May 4, 10 am – 5 pm, the public is invited to visit the gallery and sculpture garden, enjoy complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, and view newly […]

  • DCA Announces 2019 Season

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) announces its 2019 performance schedule, featuring a diverse array of performers. “It’s a big season,” DCA Executive Director Cari Lewis said. “With our longtime fall resident company, Northern Sky Theater, moving into its new home this fall, we gained six to seven weeks of programming time, so we were able to […]

  • Musical Comedy ‘Hello! My Baby’ Will Charm at DCA May 3-5

    Remember those exciting days a hundred years ago on Tin Pan Alley in New York City when musicians such as Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and Eubie Blake began their careers as teenagers, plugging their latest songs by hawking sheet music on street corners, in shops and saloons? No, probably not. But you can […]

  • Gibraltar Legion Baseball Host Fish-Fry Fundraiser

    Join the Gibraltar Legion Baseball Team for a fish-fry fundraiser on May 5, 3-6:30 pm, at Alexander’s in Fish Creek. Dinner includes whitefish, boiled potatoes and onions, coleslaw, rye bread, dessert and drinks, and hot dogs will be available. Northern Door fishers will donate the whitefish. All proceeds will go to the baseball program. No […]

  • Framed: Gibraltar Elementary Field Trip

    Nearly 40 Gibraltar fourth-graders, parents and teachers took a field trip to Madison on April 17 to visit the State Capitol. They toured the rotunda and the chambers of the Supreme Court, Assembly and Senate. This was the first group of 2019 to be able to access the observation deck. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin […]

  • Hike at Peninsula State Park

    Join a Peninsula State Park naturalist for a hike along Skyline Trail on April 27, 10 to 11:30 am. Leatherleaf, a pretty shrub with yellow blossoms, should be blooming; migrating shorebirds may be visible at the outset; then it’s into the woods for a walk past the historic girls-camp site and up to Sven’s Bluff. […]

  • Mile Twelve at White Gull Inn May 1

    The White Gull Inn will feature the Boston-based bluegrass band Mile Twelve in concert on May 1. The group comprises five promising, young musicians: David Benedict on mandolin, Catherine “BB” Bowness playing banjo, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes playing fiddle, Evan Murphy on guitar and lead vocals, and Nate Sabat on bass and lead vocals. Although Mile Twelve’s sound […]

  • Framed: Play Ball!

    Karley Schram of Sevastopol goes to bat against Gibraltar during the April 4 softball game at Gibraltar Schools. The Pioneers beat the Vikings 7-6. Photo by Grace Johnson.

  • Work, Play, Earth Day at Peninsula State Park

    Peninsula State Park will participate in the statewide Work, Play, Earth Day event on April 20, 9 am – 12 pm. The Wisconsin DNR and Friends of Wisconsin State Parks are sponsoring the event. Volunteers — individuals, groups and children accompanied by an adult — are needed to plant trees, clear brush and pick up litter. They […]