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  • Still Time to See ‘Dad’s Season Tickets’

    Northern Sky Theater is performing two student matinees of Dad’s Season Tickets this month for four of the Door County school districts. “Offering student matinees has been a challenge in the past, since we were always limited by our rental spaces during the school year,” said marketing director Ann Birnschein. “However, with our new Gould […]

  • Charlie Berens, The Special Consensus, Third Coast Percussion at DCA

    Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens will perform his show Oh My Gosh!? on Oct. 20, 7 pm, at the Door Community Auditorium (DCA), with nationally acclaimed bluegrass band The Special Consensus opening. A comedian, actor and Emmy-winning journalist, Berens is a dynamic talent in the American comedy world. He’s the creator and star of Manitowoc Minute, […]

  • Is the Price Right for Fish Creek?

    Electors will get their say during Oct. 16 vote You wouldn’t know it walking through Fish Creek, but just a short stroll south from the public beach, past the community center and the long-term parking lot, there sits nearly 200 acres of undisturbed watershed, forest and blufflands owned by Marise Redmann.  The Gibraltar Town Board […]

  • Detours Coming to Fish Creek after Fall Fest

    Construction on Highway 42 in Fish Creek will begin in earnest next week. Prep work on the Fish Creek hill by Gibraltar School will begin Tuesday as crews shore up retaining walls.  That work will be done under flagging operations during weekdays only before more intensive construction and detours begin after Fall Festival weekend.  Beginning […]

  • Dad’s Season Tickets Charms Sports Fans and Non-Fans Alike

    I don’t like sports. I like theatre. Seeing theatre about sports is weird for me, but I was very excited to take in a show at Northern Sky’s brand-new, indoor Gould Theater. And, despite my initial reservations as a Minnesota-born Wisconsin transplant about seeing a show based on Packer fanatics – and my Minnesota heritage […]

  • Big Mouth and The Power Tool Horns Ready to Rock DCA

    Big Mouth and The Power Tool Horns will take their wide-ranging, high-energy music to the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on Oct. 5, 7 pm, as part of the auditorium’s fall Blues, Roots and American Stories series. Almost 40 years after guitarist Jay Whitney founded the band in Michigan, Big Mouth is still going strong and […]

  • Miller and Fernandez Impress DCA Audience

    Bill Miller and Wade Fernandez – two internationally known leaders in the world of contemporary Native Americana music – performed at Door Community Auditorium Sept. 28. The performance by these two Wisconsin musical legends – which also included dance – in a one-of-a-kind double bill was part of the auditorium’s fall Blues, Roots, and American Stories series. […]

  • Half Marathon Registration Opens Oct. 1

    Registration for one of Wisconsin’s premier running events opens Oct. 1. That’s when runners can lock in their spot for the 13th Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K. The runs will take place Saturday, May 2, 2020, on a closed-road course in Door County’s beautiful Peninsula State Park.  The half marathon, capped at […]

  • Northern Sky Adds ‘Dad’s Season Tickets’ Performances

    Because of the overwhelming popularity of its new musical comedy, Dad’s Season Tickets, Northern Sky Theater is adding three matinee performances at its new Gould Theater, 9058 Cty A in Fish Creek, on Oct. 11 and 25 at 10 am, and Oct. 16 at 1 pm. The public is invited to join local high school […]

  • Cottage Row: A History of Elegance

    Fish Creek’s Cottage Row is among the few roads in Door County where it feels as if the clock stopped a generation or two ago, and we all get to watch from the road above the water. The narrow street’s thick canopy covers historic stone fences and old cottages that many of Wisconsin’s wealthiest and […]

  • Andrea Kinsey-Jauquet Presents ‘A History in Paint’ on Aug. 29

    Andrea Kinsey-Jauquet invites the community to share her Fish Creek memories through a free event, “A History in Paint,” on Aug. 29, 7 pm, at Gibraltar’s Old Town Hall. Light refreshments will be served. The Thorps, Claflins and Kinseys are longtime residents of Fish Creek. The members of the Kinsey family grew up knowing their […]

  • Northern Sky Theater: Past, Present and Future

    Remember the popular 1990s game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, based on the premise that any two people on earth are six or fewer acquaintance links apart? Holly Feldman, director of development and public relations for Northern Sky Theater, used that idea during a presentation to the Door County Historical Society to relate how the theater company […]

  • Hymn Sing at Zion United Methodist Church Sept. 1

    The community is invited to the second of the Zion United Methodist Church’s two annual hymn sings Sept. 1, 5 pm, at the church, 8781 Cty F in Fish Creek. Begun in 1993 at the little country church that’s now 144 years old, the evening features old-time hymns chosen by the audience. Rev. Don Heeringa, […]

  • Thought-Provoking ‘Silent Sky’ Now on Stage at Peninsula Players

    Peninsula Players Theatre’s Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson will be performed Aug. 21 – Sept. 1 at the troupe’s Fish Creek theater in a garden.  Silent Sky is the story of unsung astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt, who leaves her home in Wisconsin for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. When she arrives at the Harvard observatory, however, she […]

  • Gospel Legend Mavis Staples to Grace DCA Stage Aug. 29

    Gospel legend Mavis Staples will perform at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek on Aug. 29, 8 pm. Staples has been a solid foundation of American music, from the Delta-infused gospel sound that she helped to create in the 1950s, to her engaged protest music during the civil-rights era, to a series of chart […]

  • More Delays for Eagle Tower: New bids still $1 million over budget

    The odds of anyone climbing to the top of a new Eagle Tower anytime soon are getting slimmer.  A second round of bids for the project came in $1 million over budget, leaving the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) scrambling to find additional funds to make up the gap.  When the DNR deconstructed the […]

  • Northern Sky Presents First Show in New Creative Center

    Northern Sky Theater is premiering its newest show, Dad’s Season Tickets, in the Barbara and Spencer Gould Theater at its new Creative Center.  The Gould Theater is a professionally equipped, intimate, 248-seat venue that will serve as an ideal home for the company’s fall and winter shows, and it will be used for rehearsals, readings, […]

  • Squirrel Nut Zippers Put a Smile on the Face

    Opener Sierra Ferrell rips a hole in your heart Do you know how to spell the word “fun” in 18 letters? Squirrel Nut Zippers. The band plastered smiles on the faces of many members of the Aug. 11 audience for the Zippers at Door Community Auditorium. This nine-piece band is a revival of the original […]

  • Six Standout Scenes from ‘Ghost The Musical’

    Being an ’80s baby, I’m a member of the generation that remembers (at least vaguely) the buzz created by the 1990 fantasy-romance film Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. Despite its mediocre reviews, the film grossed $505 million-plus, with a budget of $22 million, making it the highest-grossing movie of the year. […]