• Great Northern by Design to Donate Portion of Aug. 1 Sales to Challenge Walk MS

    The Wisconsin Challenge Walk MS will return to Door County on Sept. 27-28, and Great Northern by Design – at the Settlement Shops, 9126 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek – will again support the walk by donating 10 percent of its sales on Aug. 1. Challenge Walk MS is an endurance walking experience that tests walkers’ strength and […]

  • Culmination of Door County Plein Air Festival

    Thirty-nine of the finest plein air artists from around the country have put brush to canvas to capture the peninsula’s landscape during this year’s Door County Plein Air Festival (  It wraps up July 27-28 with opportunities to see the completed works. On July 27 and 28, 9 am – 3 pm, the Guenzel Gallery […]

  • Original Oil Paintings at Northern Door YMCA

    Jim Leatham’s original, impressionistic oil paintings of Door County will be on exhibit throughout August at the Northern Door YMCA in Fish Creek. The works showcase Leatham’s style in capturing all the seasons: summer’s beach breezes; the bright, warm colors of autumn; the snowy white of winter; and the green of spring in the towns, […]

  • Settlement Shops’ Farmer’s Market Welcomes Birch Creek Jazz Ambassadors

    Birch Creek Jazz Ambassadors will play their excellent big-band jazz music July 31 at the Settlement Shops’ farmers’ market. The top-notch student band will give a free concert, and donations will be accepted. Every other week this year, local musician Beth Chafey Hahn will play violin, and Windriven will play lively Irish folk music during […]

  • Final Performances of ‘A Murder Is Announced’ at Peninsula Players

    The final performances of Peninsula Players Theatre’s A Murder Is Announced will be July 26-28. In this play written by Leslie Darbon, Agatha Christie’s endearing yet shrewd detective Miss Marple is on the hunt for a crafty killer. Penny Slusher is portraying the sharp spinster in Miss Marple’s debut at Peninsula Players Theatre. “I saw […]

  • Fleetwood Mac Fans, Don’t Miss Tusk

    Tusk: The World’s #1 Tribute to Fleetwood Mac will hit the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) stage in Fish Creek on Aug. 1, 8 pm, with no wigs, backing tracks or gimmicks – just five musicians recreating the hits of Fleetwood Mac with note-for-note renditions.  Tusk’s seasoned musicians have been making music together in various combinations […]

  • I Can’t Hear You!

    Drums drown out Righteous Brothers and rest of band I like drums. I once wanted to be a drummer. In fact, I still want to be a drummer. But I don’t think drums should be the lead instrument at a concert featuring vocals.  Unfortunately, that was the case at the July 22 Righteous Brothers concert […]

  • Lovett or Leave It!

    Lyle and His Large Band own the DCA again Lyle Lovett and His Large Band put on their third great sold-out show at the Door Community Auditorium the night of July 19, but I sometimes felt my mind wandering and wondering why Mike Pence was playing lead guitar and Edgar Allen Poe was on pedal […]

  • Artists’ Reception at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries ( will host a reception July 20, 4-7 pm, for its Exhibit III featured artists: Michele Dangelo, Judi Ekholm, Marcia McDonough, Jim Rose and Leslie Wu. They will speak briefly about their work at 5 pm, and wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Dangelo’s distinctive painting style centers around a basic […]

  • New Wood-Fired Work at TR Pottery

    Tony and Renée Gebauer are featuring new wood-fired pottery from the spring firings at their Fish Creek gallery, TR Pottery ( “One of the many things I like about the wood kiln is the minimalist approach to making pots,” Tony said. “The surfaces we are most excited about lately are unglazed, or super-simple glaze formulations […]

  • Meeting Miss Marple in ‘A Murder Is Announced’

    The latest play to grace the Peninsula Players’ stage is the murder mystery A Murder is Announced, based on the novel by the great English writer Agatha Christie. Well known for her 66 detective novels involving Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, and more, Christie has long been a treasured literary name. Unfortunately, […]

  • Vintage Wedding Gowns on Display at Noble House

    Tour an exhibit of wedding gowns from the mid-1800s to the mid-1900s, and learn about the customs and origins of popular wedding traditions at the Noble House Museum. This exhibit, which will be up for the summer, also details other Victorian customs: the language of flowers, the best day to marry, courting cards, wedding baskets […]

  • ‘Quo Vadis’ Continues Longtime Fish Creek Residence with New Owner

    The Latin phrase “Quo vadis” asks, “Where goest thou?” or, more informally, “Where are you going?” If you’re a passenger aboard Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours’ Quo Vadis, you’d have no trouble answering this question. The Quo Vadis leaves Fish Creek for tours daily, weather permitting, to cruise past Millionaire’s Row and the west islands […]

  • Two New Sweet Spots in Fish Creek

    Sweet treats are one of life’s simple pleasures. Many good memories from childhood and beyond involve a celebratory dessert or summertime indulgence. For me, family vacations meant waking up to share a bag of powdered donuts and ending the day with ice cream from the Door County Ice Cream Factory.  Here on the peninsula, we’re […]

  • Keeping It Righteous

    Bill Medley brings new Brother to the DCA “Always looking forward to coming to Bobby Hatfield country,” said Bill Medley, one half of the blue-eyed soul duo The Righteous Brothers. Medley was referring to the fact that his late partner, Hatfield, was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Hatfield died in 2003, which seemed like it […]

  • Roseanne Cash and Band Rock the DCA

    Roseanne Cash promised to bring a kickass band to her July 16 show at the Door Community Auditorium. She did not disappoint. Joining her on stage was her husband of 24 years and guitarist extraordinaire John Leventhal. Opposite him was electric and acoustic guitarist and pedal steel player Kevin Barry, whose day job is director […]

  • Door Community Auditorium Is Jam-Packed in July

    On July 22, legendary soul duo The Righteous Brothers (Bill Medley and Bucky Heard) will perform their classic hits and more: “Unchained Melody,” “Soul and Inspiration,” “The Time of My Life” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.” Tickets range from $70 to $95. (See the feature article, “Keeping It Righteous.”) On July 26, the world’s […]

  • Roseanne Cash Brings ‘She Remembers Everything’ to DCA

    The last time Roseanne Cash played the Door Community Auditorium, it was a duo show with her husband, guitarist John Leventhal. She returns Tuesday with a band, including Leventhal, who serves as music director. “It’s just been rocking,” Cash said of shows with the band. “Interpreting the new songs with the band has been so […]

  • Great Night of Music from mAcdonald, Escovedo

    Two wordslinger survivors owned the Door Community Auditorium stage the night of July 8. It was a great night of music from Sturgeon Bay’s pat mAcdonald and Texas music legend Alejandro Escovedo. Escovedo, on the last night of a national tour, announced during his set that after almost 45 years of being on the road, […]

  • Culture Club: Little Instrument Packs Big Wallop

    The ukulele in Door County and beyond by Cari Lewis, Executive Director, Door Community Auditorium The ukulele arrived in Hawaii from Europe during the late 1800s. A Portuguese immigrant named Joao Fernandez arrived by boat and wowed Hawaiians with his miniature guitar called a branguinha or machete. The locals, fascinated by Fernandez’ fast picking, called […]