Area: Jacksonport

  • Idea Gallery Shows Small Works

    Through Dec. 20, Idea Gallery is showing its Small Works Exhibit: a collection of smaller, moderately priced works that are good for holiday gift giving and provide a great opportunity to shop locally. The gallery features work in pottery, painting, cast glass, blown glass, assemblage, paper collage and jewelry, and each week it adds new […]

  • Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge Postponed until 2022

    Because of health concerns regarding large gatherings, the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club has postponed its 35th annual plunge into Lake Michigan. The next plunge will be held Jan. 1, 2022. The event started with just one swimmer in 1986 and now regularly attracts hundreds of swimmers and hundreds more spectators to Jacksonport’s Lakeside Park beach.

  • Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (WCLMN) Honors Clark Lake Resident Schumacher

    The Wisconsin Citizen Lake Monitoring Network (WCLMN) has honored Clark Lake resident Paul Schumacher with an award for his 30 years of volunteer water-quality monitoring. Schumacher records regular information on the lake’s clarity, as well as phosphorus and chlorophyll levels, water temperature and dissolved oxygen concentrations throughout the spring and summer.  The WCLMN supports more […]

  • Know Your Grower: Waseda Farms Garden

    Photos by Maddy Schierl Location: 7281 Logerquist Road, Jacksonport Acreage: Two acres, situated on Waseda’s 500 acres  Meet your grower: Dave Seabright, Waseda Farms’ garden manager  The garden at Waseda Farms looks like a lush wave, with colorful tomato trellises at its crest, and neat, green rows dipping gently toward the garden’s entrance. Grassy pathways […]

  • Photosynthesis: Solar Panels at Waseda Farms

    In 2017, Waseda Farms on Logerquist Road in Jacksonport installed 190 feet of solar panels. The system covers an estimated 50 percent of Waseda’s energy use, the majority of which goes into the commercial freezers and coolers that store meat for Waseda’s market. Additional benefits of the system include an expected decrease in coal consumption […]

  • Green Photo of the Week: Kelvin-Helmholtz Instability

    This photo of Kelvin-Helmholtz waves in the shallow atmospheric layer over Lake Michigan was taken June 21, 10:08 am, from a shore residence north of Jacksonport. According to the National Weather Service, they are vertical waves in the air associated with wind shear across statically stable regions. They can appear as breaking waves and as […]

  • Fourth of July Car Cruise

    The Jacksonport Women’s Club will host a Fourth of July Car Cruise starting at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. It will head north up the east side of the peninsula and return on the peninsula’s west side on Highway 42. Proceed on your own with a map and suggestions for stops at scenic spots, restaurants, galleries, […]

  • Jacksonport Farmers’ Market to Open June 2

    The Jacksonport farmers’ market is scheduled to begin June 2 in Lakeside Park and continue weekly on Tuesdays, 9 am – 1 pm.  To follow state guidelines regarding helping to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Jacksonport Area Business Association has made some changes for the 2020 season. The market will be open […]

  • Jacksonport Historical Society Cancels Events

    The Jacksonport Historical Society has canceled its June 24 program about Jacksonport artists, its annual fish boil on July 15, and its Aug. 1 Cherry Fest because of the pandemic.

  • Obituary: Mildred McCormick Malzahn

    June 5, 1936 – March 31, 2020 Mildred McCormick Malzahn, 83, was born to Francis P. and Mildred Aeschbach McCormick in Hoboken, New Jersey. She attended Cornell University, except for her junior year, which was spent at the University of Paris. Mildred graduated from Cornell University in 1957 with distinction in all subjects, honors in French literature […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Jess Farley

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • Children’s Carnival at Zion Lutheran School on March 7

    One and all are invited to the ninth annual Children’s Carnival on March 7, 10 am – 1 pm, at the Zion Lutheran School and Early Childhood Center (, 3937 Cty V in Egg Harbor.Enjoy games, a bounce house, face painting, tattoos, food, bucket raffles for children and adults, and more. The carnival is perfect […]

  • Framed: Polar Bear Plunge

    Hundreds of people gathered to watch brave, hardy souls jump into the icy waters of Lake Michigan during the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Plunge on Jan. 1, 2020. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Plans Annual Icy Dip

    The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club will take its 34th annual plunge into Lake Michigan on Jan. 1, 12 pm. For the past 33 years, the club has celebrated the new year by going for an icy dip in the lake at Jacksonport’s Lakeside Park. More than 500 swimmers are expected to take the plunge, which […]

  • THIS OLD STORE: Bley’s Grocery in Jacksonport

    Ralph Herbst and his dad, Elmer, built the first grocery store in Jacksonport in 1949. Ralph left a few years later to join the Navy and ended up making a career of it.  Wayne Bley was six when his parents, Wallace and Laverne, bought the store in 1956 and changed the name to Bley’s Grocery, […]

  • Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade Raised $6,396 for Door County Secret Santa

    Jane Lee & Jennifer Davis, founders of Door County Secret Santa, expressed thanks to Mary Witteborg, Gibraltar DECA students, Lindsay de Young, Sevastopol student council, grass roots committee of Jacksonport, Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Military color guard, and the Sevastopol Marching Band for their contributions to the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade. They also expressed gratitude to […]

  • Framed: Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade

    It was an all-ABBA party at the start of the 2019 Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day parade. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Jacksonport Tree Lighting Dec. 7

    The Jacksonport Advancement Corporation and the Jacksonport Women’s Club invite one and all to the annual Christmas-tree lighting Dec. 7, 5:45 pm, at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. After singing carols around the tree, head to the Jacksonport Town Hall, 3365 Cty V, for a Christmas party featuring food, fun and friends at 6 pm. Admission […]

  • Obituary: Robert Guy Schutt

    Oct. 26, 1936 – Nov. 23, 2019 Robert Guy Schutt, 83, of Jacksonport died peacefully, surrounded by his family, at the Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay. He was born in Milwaukee, the son of George Abram and Aline (Ziebell) Schutt. Bob graduated in 1954 from Milwaukee University School before attending Babson University and the […]

  • 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 […]