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  • Small community makes for tough calls for county judges Diltz, Ehlers

    Each morning at coffee counters around the peninsula, locals weigh in with their opinions about cases in the county courthouse – a co-worker appearing in a DUI case, a cousin in a property dispute, a brother facing a drug charge.

  • The Salesman: Remembering the Persistence of Bob Pohl

    Bob Pohl was never hard to find. A relentless salesman, Pohl roamed the county like clockwork, first as an ad rep for the Door Reminder and finally in his own start-up, Door Guide Publishing.

  • Elizabeth Guenzel, Champion of Door County Arts, Dies

    Elizabeth Guenzel was a crucial figure in the reorganization of the Peninsula Art School, Friends of Gibraltar, and as a contributor to many other Door County organizations. She died Tuesday at age 94 in Illinois.

  • Half Marathon Video Highlights Peninsula Beyond Race Day

    The Door County Half Marathon has released a new video that highlights the amenities and activities participants can experience on race day and beyond.

  • Suzi Hass, Kelli Bruns, Peninsula State Park

    Peninsula State Park’s New Superintendent, Kelli Bruns

    Kelli Bruns stepped into the top job at Peninsula State Park on September 1, 2011, filling the position that had been occupied by two interim superintendents since the retirement of longtime Superintendent Tom Blackwood at the end of 2009. Bruns comes to Peninsula with a duel degree in forest recreation and forest management from UW […]

  • Len Villano, foosball, human foosball

    Human Foosball

    Most of us have memorable moments playing the fast-paced table game of foosball, whether in a bar, a college frat house, or a friend’s basement. To fill in those who have lived a foosball-free life, the playing table looks like a miniature soccer field with walls. Players use small figures attached to rotating rods to […]

  • Len Villano, Door County Idol

    Behind the Curtain: Door County Idol

    Contests like Door County Idol are often made out to be a stop-at-nothing race to the top. Mock documentaries about such competitions, like Drop Dead Gorgeous, make fun of rural towns where mothers and daughters hatch deadly plots to win. And, of course, on the national television show American Idol young people fiercely compete for […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens Nov. 1

    Registration for the 5th annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k will open Tuesday, Nov. 1. Both races filled to capacity in 2011, so runners are encouraged to sign up early to secure a spot for the run in Peninsula State Park.

  • Aaron Schneider Doubles Down in Century Pursuit

    The sun was long gone when Aaron Schneider made the turn into Sunset Park toward the finish line of the Fall 50 Saturday night, just as it was when he started his run in the same spot the night before.

  • The Enduring Appeal of Door County Supper Clubs

    For years, the sign outside the roadside restaurant and ballroom south of Jacksonport read “Mr. G’s Supper Club.” A few years ago, Mr. G’s co-owners Bob and Mary Geitner changed the name of the restaurant to Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grille, but in the years leading up to the name change, they regularly fielded the […]

  • Cherryland Open and An Era Gone By

    The 1969 National Geographic cover story that put Door County on the map is perhaps the most famous turning point in the peninsula tourism industry’s history. But it was another event, a meeting held 13 years earlier, that started Door County tourism down the road to where it is today. Before 1956, the tourist season […]

  • Cana Island Lighthouse. Ferdinand Hotz.

    Then & Now: The Photography of Ferdinand Hotz and Dan Eggert

    Door County Living photographer Dan Eggert recreates the iconic photography of Ferdinand Hotz decades later.

  • Stalking Tranquility – Door County’s Hunting Tradition Alive and Well

    When you ask a seasoned hunter what he likes most about his sport, don’t assume the answer is bagging a 30-point buck. More than likely he will mention the tranquility of the woods, the closeness to nature. Civilized man often works inside a building and travels inside a vehicle. Sometimes his only opportunity to commune with […]

  • The Next Generation of Apples: Honeycrisp and SweeTango

    Frequents of local fruit stands may have tasted the crisp, clean flavor of a Honeycrisp apple or the sweet-tart blend of a SweeTango apple, but their little-known histories provide a new look into an age-old industry. Developed at the University of Minnesota in 1960, the Honeycrisp apple brought new life into the struggling apple-growing industry. With […]

  • Jeff Tweedy Riffs at the Door Community Auditorium

    Jeff Tweedy enthralled a packed house with a blend of stripped down songs and off-the-cuff humor at the Door Community Auditorium Friday night in Fish Creek.

    Tweedy, the frontman for the pioneering alt-rock

  • Right at Home: Solomon’s Settle in at Julie’s Cafe

    Julie’s Park Café opens at 6:59 am, but when the coffee’s made the door is open. If a local or tourist happens to wander in a little early, they will be warmly received and served up a steaming cup of joe. This is just one thing that makes Julie’s inviting. Add to that the close-knit […]

  • Speaking of Soul

    The remarkable songwriter/performer Ruthie Foster will be making her way to the Door Community Auditorium on July 22nd as part of their 20th Anniversary Main Stage Season. With two Blues Music Awards under her belt, as well as a Grammy Nomination for her record The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, the artist will once again […]

  • Hiking Peninsula State Park

    In all sorts of weather, let’s hike together, and so we do at Camp Meenahga. Each one is initiated to the beauty of the Fish Creek region by seeing the Bay and its leafy isles, from the summit of the “Tower.”

  • Door County Half Marathon starting line

    Dominick Meyer Wins Door County Half Marathon

    Dominick Meyer took first place in the 4th annual Door County Half Marathon Saturday at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, WI. Meyer finished in 1:12:24, topping a field of 1,223 finishers.

  • Peninsula State park

    The Enduring Value of Peninsula State Park

    “I’m going for a run in the park,” I said to Brian Fitzgerald, a friend and the race director for this weekend’s Door County Half Marathon in Peninsula State Park. We occasionally hit the trails there