Area: Gills Rock

  • Highway 57 Construction Between Jacksonport, Baileys Harbor Begins Sept. 11

    The Door County Highway Department, under the direction of the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be doing patch work to the asphalt surface on Hwy. 57 between Jacksonport and Baileys Harbor starting Monday, September 11 through Thursday, September 14. There will be flaggers for the work so expect some delays. This will be a moving and […]

  • 17th Annual Gills Rock ArtFest Is Sept. 2 & 3

    On Sept. 2 and 3, more than 15 artists will set up their tents filled with art on the grounds of Gills Rock Coffee (formerly the home of Charlene’s Gallery Ten) for Gills Rock ArtFest. The event takes place 10 am – 5 pm both days. Joe Hernandez, ArtFest founder, returns to demonstrate his raku […]

  • USS Little Rock Sea Trials in Lake Michigan

    The USS Little Rock was recently performing sea trials in Lake Michigan. The Freedom-class littoral combat ship was built at Marinette Marine and is expected to be commissioned in Buffalo, New York, in November. In this photo taken by Capt. Jim Robinson of Shoreline Scenic Cruise & Charters, the Little Rock is coming through Deaths […]

  • Book Signing with “Baking Bloopers” Author

    Gills Rock’s newest author Charlene Berg, curator of the former Gallery Ten, will have a book signing at Simply Scandinavian Aug. 22, 12:30 – 2 pm. Berg’s first book, My Baking Bloopers & Other Amusing Anecdotes, is a hilarious look at growing up in a small Illinois town with a cast of characters. Cookies from […]

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    Door County’s Iconic Dessert: Cherry Pie

    It’s cherry harvest season in Door County, which means it’s cherry pie time for thousands of visitors. For Jeni Tveten (pronounced “Tweeten”), general manager at Bea’s Ho-Made Products in Gills Rock, cherry pie never ends. Tveten has been making pies for 15 years at Bea’s, and with her staff short at least two people this […]

  • State Archeologist Coming to Gills Rock to Assess Rock Art

    It was announced at the monthly meeting of the Door County Parks & Airport Committee on July 12 that State Archeologist John Broihahn plans a fact-finding visit to Gills Rock next month in connection with an Indian rock painting on a bluff on the northern end of the peninsula. The rock painting recently came to […]

  • Independence Celebrations, Blacksmith Demos & More Weekend Plans

    The Fourth is almost here. Every village has their own festivities planned. Everyone celebrates in their own way. The rest of the calendar is just as full as usual: live music, theater, and a birds of prey. Here are some suggestions to round out your weekend plans. Friday, June 30 Art/Speaks Hosted by Edgewood Gallery […]

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    2017 Door County 4th of July Events

    Door County 4th of July Parades 10 am:  Baileys Harbor 1:30 pm: Egg Harbor Fireworks July 1 Fish Creek July 3 Egg Harbor Maplewood July 4 Baileys Harbor Gills Rock Sturgeon Bay Washington Island July 8 Sister Bay Egg Harbor 4th of July Parade and Fireworks All activities take place in Harbor View Park, 7809 […]

  • This Week in Door County History: June 2 – 9

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors. The Expositor, May 29, 1874 Our boys beat the Modocs at Ahnapee last Saturday in the match game at base-ball pretty badly. The Peninsulars scored 136 to the […]

  • June 9-11, 2017

    Steel Bridge Songfest, Sister Bay Goat Fest, and More Weekend Plans

    Festivals abound this weekend in Door County. Whether you’re looking for outstanding live music, docent-led tours of some of Door County’s most remote (and not usually open to the public) lighthouses, or even to stand up in the fifth annual Roofing of the Goats parade, there are too many places to be at once. Friday, […]

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    Gills Rock Maritime Museum Now Open

    The Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock is now open for the season. The museum will be open daily through Oct. 15. After taking the scenic trip to the tip of Door County, visitors will find a wealth of maritime history awaiting them at the Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock. The museum […]

  • June 2-4, 2017

    Free State Park Weekend, Bird Fest & More Weekend Plans

    With the season officially welcomed in with Memorial Day, next weekend’s activities are going to get you outside and keep you there. A great mix of park visits as well as strange Door County events are sure to keep you amused. Friday, June 2 City-Wide Garage Sale Taking place both Friday and Saturday of this […]

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    Sgraffito Birds at Gills Rock Coffee

    Kris Franzke and Barbara Spencer are two of the artists formerly represented by Charlene’s Gallery Ten, and they are both exhibiting for the season in Gills Rock Coffee. For the past two years, Franzke has focused on the sgraffito method of working with clay. This process incorporates the drawing up of the idea, building of […]

  • Poem: ‘Ode to Our Wagon Wheels’

    by E. E. Lewis       A pair of wheels adorn our Door County drive. Hewn from wood more than a century past, four feet tall, they’re a wheelwright’s pride. Power and grace in our pair reside to greet our guests as they arrive.   Strength and beauty they combine into one. How were these merged, […]

  • Gills Rock Maritime Museum Opens May 26

    The Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock will open May 26-28 for Memorial Day weekend. The museum will open daily for the season on June 3 and remain open through Oct. 15. The museum traces the area’s commercial fishing tradition and features a shipwreck and a scuba diving exhibit, including artifacts brought up from […]

  • Ellison Bay Hosts Spring Art Crawl May 20 & 21

    Spring in Ellison Bay is greeted by the first event of the season, the Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl. The community welcomes back everyone to stroll, bike or motor through the newly emerging blossoms. The nine established artists, craftspeople and galleries received a lot of inspiration this winter through travel and time off, coming together […]