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  • Bernadine "Bea" Bircher

    Obituary for Bernadine Bircher

    Bernadine “Bea” Bircher, 94, Jacksonport, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 surrounded by her family. Born Oct. 6, 1920 in Robinson, Ill., she is the daughter of the late Harry and Bernice (Newlin) Beabout of Oblong, Ill.  She graduated in 1942 from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago and served as a […]

  • Ed Fenendael

    Student Exhibit at Windmill Farm

    Watercolor artist and instructor Ed Fenendael and several of his students will exhibit their work at his Morning Mist Studio at Windmill Farm. The public exhibit and reception is Sept. 12, 4 – 7 pm. Join the artists for this celebration of creativity and to congratulate all of them for their accomplishments. Many of the […]

  • Semillas by Wence and Sandra Martinez.

    Martinez Family Contributes to Milwaukee Latino Arts Exhibit

    Wence and Sandra Martinez will exhibit Contemporary Flatweave Rooted in Legacy from Sept. 11 – Oct. 14 at Latino Arts Inc. United Community Center in Milwaukee. Wence and Sandra practice the tribal weaving tradition of Wence’s home village, Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. The couple opened the Martinez Studio in 1994 and say their greatest […]

  • 9th Sustainability Issues Asks: How Safe Is Our Groundwater?

    Few of us think twice about the water coming from our faucets, but in our 9th Sustainability Issue, we wonder if we should.

  • Len Villano, Martinez Studio

    Martinez Studio Garners National Recognition

    On a late spring day, brilliant with green and sunshine, I arrived at the studio/gallery of Wence and Sandra Martinez, set in a small, whitewashed barn on their Jacksonport property. As I wandered the gallery looking at Wence’s distinctive flat-weave designs and Sandra’s abstract, organic images, I could hear the easy hum of the couple’s […]

  • Len Villano, Haberli family

    A Life on the Farm: The Haberli Family

    Joseph Haberli doesn’t recall a time when he wanted to do anything but farm. “I just always did,” he says. “I told my dad when I was a kid, ‘you either sell me your farm or I’m gonna go someplace else and buy one.’” There was no moment of inspiration, no time when he fell […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • Takin’ the Plunge

    January 1, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Plunge – an event in which hundreds of daredevils celebrate New Year’s Day by charging into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at high noon. Founder J.R. Jarosh reflects here on the evolution and highlights of this (truly) mind-numbing spectacle. To learn […]

  • Catching Up With Sevastopol Football Coach Ron Frank

    Tonight, Ron Frank and the Sevastopol Pioneers make their first step ever into the WIAA State Football Playoffs, taking on Coleman at Coleman. It has been a long road for the Pioneers, but especially

  • Fun, Casual and Familiar

    For me, JJ’s/La Puerta is the closest I’ll ever come to Cheers:  when I walk in, I usually know the names of many of the customers as well as staff, and vice-versa. If I order a margarita, Dave knows to make it “on the rocks with no salt,” or, if I order the Mexican beer […]

  • A Shrinking Population: Door County Losing Young Families

    Though we live in the age of the Blackberry, dominated by electronic media and social networking Web sites, Tara and Aaron LeClair were drawn back to their hometown through the most traditional of networking methods.

  • A Jacksonport Tradition: The Polar Bear Swim

    Winter in Door County brings to mind cross-country skiing, sledding, ice skating and…swimming in Lake Michigan? Usually swimming in the lake is reserved for the summer months, but an exception is made on New Year’s Day as hundreds of people start their year off with a swim in Lake Michigan. If you are up to […]