• DC Historical Society Dinner to Host Jim Draeger

    The Door County Historical Society will host – and Jim Draeger will present – the monthly dinner program Bottoms Up on Aug. 26, 6 pm, at the Institute Saloon, 4599 Hwy 57 in Sturgeon Bay.  Wisconsin native Draeger is a co-author of the national-award-winning books Fill ’er Up: The Glory Days of Wisconsin Gas Stations and […]

  • Sweet! Community Honey Harvest Aug. 24

    The Door County Beekeepers Club, in cooperation with Crossroads at Big Creek, will host an educational, family-oriented community honey harvest for all ages on Aug. 24, rain or shine.  The event will begin at 9 am with activities centered around the Collins Learning Center and adjacent grounds. Children’s activities include dressing up as a beekeeper, […]

  • Crossroads Focuses on Bees and Pollinators

    Crossroads at Big Creek is preparing for the upcoming honey harvest hosted by the Door County Beekeepers Club by focusing on bees and other pollinators. The week will begin with an invasive-species work party Aug. 17, 10 am. Meet the Friends of Crossroads at the maintenance building. No experience is necessary, but work gloves are […]

  • Learn about Baileys Harbor Range Lights from Ed Miller

    The Door County Historical Society will host – and Ed Miller will present – the yesteryear program “Baileys Harbor Range Lights” on Aug. 17, 1 pm, in the Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St., at Sturgeon Bay’s Crossroads at Big Creek. There is no admission charge, but donations are appreciated.  Miller will discuss the history of the […]

  • Learn How to Put Up Your Harvest

    The Door County Seed Library (DCSL) is offering a Putting Up Your Harvest class Aug. 17, 10 am – 12 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. This is a free community event with no registration.  DCSL planning-team members Renee Borkovetz and Cathy Edmundson will discuss how to safely preserve the fall bounty of fruits and […]

  • Obituary: Betty Jean Tipler

    Dec. 15, 1941 – Aug. 9, 2019  Betty Jean Tipler, 77, of Sturgeon Bay died peacefully at home. Betty was born in Fish Creek to Walter and Agnes (Resler) Eckert. (Betty was also known as Jeanie by many of her early friends and family.) Betty grew up in Egg Harbor on the bluffs of Horseshoe Bay Farms.  On Nov. […]

  • Obituary: Leland Clare Johnson

    May 5, 1937 – Aug. 9, 2019 Leland Clare Johnson, 82, of Sturgeon Bay died peacefully at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. He was born on Washington Island, the son of Ben and Annabel (Jacobsen) Johnson. After attending Washington Island School District, he enlisted in the United States Army. Lee worked as a painter […]

  • Obituary: Carol Gregg Overland

    Feb. 17, 1960 – Aug. 8, 2019  Carol Gregg Overland, 59, of Sturgeon Bay died at her home in the company of her family and beloved black labs. She was born in Lima, Ohio, to Thomas and Jane (Schierloh) Gregg. On August 14, 1993, she married Kenneth J. Overland in Sturgeon Bay. Carol graduated from Lima Shawnee […]

  • Southern Door’s Countryside Motel Hosts LA Filmmaker

    Liz Merner found herself fed up with the stress of the corporate business world, so three years ago, she decided to change careers entirely. That’s when she bought Countryside Motel and RV sites in Little Sturgeon, and went from insurance operations management to hospitality. Now she runs the place with her boyfriend, David Wilkins. They […]

  • Wild Ones’ Pop-Up Hike

    See native-plant pollinator gardens at their beautiful summer peak in both residential and field settings during the Door Peninsula Wild Ones’ August pop-up hike Aug. 11, 1:30 pm. Learn how the gardens were created and which plants work well, and see how well they fit in with the neighborhood. This easy hike will begin at […]

  • Community Praised for Support of Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center

    “This is exactly what we wanted,” Jelaine Horton said after the Aug. 1 dedication of the new skilled nursing and hospice center named for her and her husband, Pete. “We live in the best community.” The idea for a new facility came from the Hortons, along with $2 million to kick-start the campaign. The inspiration […]

  • Kelsey Fox Joins DCEDC

    Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) welcomes Kelsey Fox as a new workforce development specialist. The 2005 Sturgeon Bay High School graduate earned her bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in 2009 and was most recently a digital marketing assistant manager at Briggs & Stratton Corporation. “We are excited to have Kelsey return home to Door County […]

  • Financial Adviser Hosts Coffee Club for Women

    Edward Jones financial adviser Tara Pierre will host a coffee club for women on Aug. 21, 8 am, at GLAS Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple in Sturgeon Bay. She’ll provide education on financial market topics. Seating may be limited, so call Pierre’s office at 920.746.0781 to reserve your spot.

  • Registration, Freshmen Orientation at Sturgeon Bay High School

    The School District of Sturgeon Bay will hold school registrations on Aug. 13, 12-7 pm, in the middle school gym for all public school students, regardless of grade level. Registration materials can be completed and fees paid in one location. If you will be unable to register on Aug. 13, visit your school office. All […]

  • Sawyer School Student Wins AMVETS Contest

    Sawyer School student Mason Watermolen earned a check and certificate from the Wisconsin AMVETS for winning second place in the organization’s state coloring contest. First Vice Commander Bob Gamble presented the certificate.

  • Golf Scramble Benefits Lady Clippers’ Basketball Program

    The Front Court Club, which supports the Sturgeon Bay Lady Clippers’ basketball program, will hold its 17th annual Golf Scramble at Idlewild Golf Course on Aug. 24, starting at 9 am. “The Golf Scramble is always a great time and for a great cause,” said varsity basketball coach Erik Tauschek. In the past, the club […]

  • Sign Up for Jocko Rader’s Senior Scramble

    Attention, golfers ages 55 and older: Enter Jocko Rader’s 28th annual Senior Scramble – as individuals or teams – at Sturgeon Bay’s Idlewild Golf Course on Aug. 15. Both divisions – Nicklaus for golfers with handicaps of 55 to 74, and Palmer for golfers with handicaps of 75 and higher – pay out the same. […]

  • Rogue Theater Honors Memory of Judy Porter

    Rogue Theater has gained many loyal patrons, but none quite like Judy Porter, who, with her husband, Harry, began attending Rogue shows from the start. They attended every show and often multiple times during the run of a show. Judy and Harry were known at Rogue as “Mom and Pop.” Judy died on Dec. 25, […]

  • ‘What’s All the Buzz about Bees?’ at ADRC

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County presents “What’s All the Buzz about Bees?” on Aug. 16, 10 am. Max Martin of the Door County Beekeepers Club will discuss beekeeping and the fate of bees due to colony collapse disorder – a phenomenon that occurs when the majority of worker bees in a […]

  • All Things German at Sturgeon Bay’s Heritage Village Aug. 10

    Join the Door County Historical Society to celebrate German Festival on Aug. 10, 10 am – 3 pm, at the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.  Learn some German history; indulge in German foods, from brats to cake; and enjoy German music and demonstrations of blacksmithing, silk dying and knapping. At 11 am […]