Area: Jacksonport

  • 2019 Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade Benefits Door County Secret Santa

    The annual Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day parade and benefit on Nov. 28 will start at the Jacksonport Fire Station at 10:30 am. Now in its 23rd year, this fun-loving, eclectic parade continues its mission of neighbors helping neighbors through support for the Door County Secret Santa Project and Feed My People, Clothe My People.  The Secret […]

  • Thanksgiving Parade Will Benefit Secret Santa

    Though the 23rd annual Jacksonport Thanksgiving parade will last only 15 or 20 minutes, the benefits will last much longer. This year, the Sevastopol Student Council and Gibraltar DECA students have organized a raffle to benefit the Door County Secret Santa Project, which pays heating bills for Door County families and individuals in need during […]

  • Hwy 57 Will be Closed South of Jacksonport Monday

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will close a portion of Hwy 57 south of Jacksonport Monday. Crews will be replacing a culvert between Loritz Road and Jorns Road. Work will begin Oct. 14 and continue through Oct. 17. The highway will be closed to all traffic from Loritz Road to Jorns Road Oct. 14 through […]

  • All Pet Owners Invited to Blessing of the Animals

    Christians have long honored St. Francis of Assisi by blessing animals on his feast day: the first Sunday in October in the liturgical calendar. To continue that tradition, Fr. Olin Sletto, vicar of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity, invites pet owners to take their animals – large or small – to a Blessing […]

  • Jacksonport Celebrates Its Sesquicentennial

    Good neighbors, good food and music, and a great fireworks display – some say the best they’ve seen on the peninsula – were all part of Jacksonport’s celebration of 150 years as a town on Aug. 10. Photos by Len Villano.

  • Jacksonport to Celebrate 150 Years

    What would Andrew B. Jackson think of the place that was named after him as it celebrates its 150th anniversary on Aug. 10? Jackson and two other men – Col. C.L. Harris and John Reynolds – started the Jacksonport Lumbering Co. in 1867, two years before Jacksonport became the 14th and last township organized in […]

  • Icon Unveiling at Holy Nativity Church

    An icon depicting Christ’s final week on Earth was recently unveiled at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity, 3434 Cty V, in Jacksonport. It hangs in the nave of the church, which was built in 1889. Iconographer Bob Appel of Ellison Bay depicted the Stations of the Cross on one large panel, rather than […]

  • Server of the Week: Cloudia Yan @ A Little Bit of Coffee

    Here from China for the summer,  Cloudia Yan works at A Little Bit of Coffee.  Walking into the cafe is never a bummer  When Cloudia is working, even when it’s early.  Cloudia appreciates nature and goes on walks;  She especially loves beautiful views of the lake.  You’ll learn her favorite movie is Spider-Man if you […]

  • Server of the Week: Don Jervis

    Don at Town Hall Bakery has been in business since 1991, And from what I gather, those years have been filled with fun. (He collects hats and especially likes his UPS one.) Described by a friend as “a guy who will help you out,”Don’s favorite bakery item is the harvest muffin, with a doubt.  He’s from New […]

  • Art, Craft and Amish Quilt Sale July 11-14

    The 22nd annual Art, Craft and Amish Quilt Sale – sponsored by Jacksonport Cottage Gallery & Gifts, 6275 Hwy 57 – will take place at Mr. G’s Fernwood Gardens July 11-14, 9 am – 5 pm. It will highlight more than 100 Amish-made quilts for sale. Local artists will also demonstrate, display and sell their work. Back […]

  • Martinez Studio Marks 25 Years with Fiesta

    Martinez Studio is celebrating 25 years in Jacksonport with a fiesta on July 6, 3-7 pm. Attend to celebrate the reach and growth that Martinez patrons have fostered, and enjoy Wence’s mama’s Oaxacan tacos, libations and plenty of hugs. Since the last fiesta five years ago, the studio has achieved many things: two PBS profiles; […]

  • Katie Dahl Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Album

    Katie Dahl will launch a Kickstarter fundraising campaign July 14 for her new album, Wildwood, with a special double-header concert at the Jacksonport Town Hall Bakery. A 3 pm performance was added after the 7 pm performance sold out. Both concerts will feature special guests Eric Lewis, Claudia Russell, Andy Coulson, Bruce Kaplan and Rich […]

  • Jacksonport Campground Has New DOT Condition

    The Door County Zoning Board of Adjustment (BOA) wrestled with two legal issues for members of the Lauritzen family, who have proposed an RV campground on Highway 57 in Jacksonport. A group of Jacksonport residents hired an attorney to challenge the board’s April 24, 2018, decision to grant a conditional use permit for the campground. […]

  • Martinez Studio’s Anniversary Fiesta Celebrates 25 Years

    Help Martinez Studio ( mark 25 years at an anniversary fiesta July 6, 3-7 pm. The celebratory thank-you gathering at 5877 Hwy 57 in Sturgeon Bay will feature tacos, libations and hugs all around.

  • Jacksonport Historical Society Honors War Veterans, Lifelong Friends

    Fred Erskine and Charles Butler, both born in Jacksonport in 1890, became lifelong friends. That friendship included participation on teams as young adults and frequent visits of their children in later life. Both went to Europe to fight in the Great War. The Jacksonport Historical Society (JHS) will honor these two men June 27, 7 […]

  • Idea Gallery Hosts Artist Demos and Workshops

    Idea Gallery will host three sets of artist demonstrations and workshops. The demonstrations are open to the public; workshops require registration and a fee. All workshop materials will be provided, and no experience is necessary. Oil painter Jeff Boutin of Minnesota will present the first demonstration June 29, 1-3 pm; and workshop June 30, 12-4 […]

  • Jacksonport Firefighters and EMRs Support Maifest Parade

    From moving equipment to organizing the parade, Jacksonport firefighters and EMRs donate their time to make Maifest successful. They will be on North Cave Point Drive near Highway 57 on May 25 at 9:30 am to help bands, floats and others participating in the 47th annual Maifest parade. No float registration is required.

  • Jacksonport Farmers’ Market Opens May 21

    Jacksonport’s 2019 farmers’ market – sponsored by the Jacksonport Area Business Association – will be held in Lakeside Park on Tuesdays, 9 am – 1 pm, starting May 21 and running through October. The market features nearly 30 booths staffed by local produce growers offering a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that vary with the season. Other […]

  • Rockers and Rollers Drill Team at Maifest

    The 4-H Rockers and Rollers Drill Team – a group of eight to 10 riders, plus their horses, coach and parents – will participate in the Maifest ( parade on May 25 in Jacksonport. They will do-si-do, circle and complete maneuvers, entertaining the crowd along the parade route. Some of their horses will provide rides in […]

  • Martinez Work in New Mexico Fiber Art Show

    Wence and Sandra Martinez will both have a piece in the juried exhibit Fiber as Metaphor, on display at galleryFRITZ in Santa Fe, New Mexico, through May 31. The opening reception will be held May 17. Wence’s Embudo Indigo and Sandra’s Semillas Red will also be included in a printed catalog. The exhibit will be […]