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  • The Nature of History: Honoring the legacy of Roy Lukes 

    by Julie Hein, Lake Ledge Naturalist and Director of Special Projects, Egg Harbor Historical Society Most often, when one reads the word history, it evokes a vision of people, places and artifacts. Even the definition of the word puts humans front and center: History is the study of past events, particularly in human affairs. Yet […]

  • Photo by Grace Johnson

    Framed: A Life in the Theatre

    (Left to right) Doug Mancheski and Brandon Bogenschutz chat with the audience after their reading of A Life in the Theatre by David Mamet on Feb. 22. The reading was part of the Third Avenue Playhouse Winter Play Reading Series. Photo by Grace Johnson.

  • Snowy Days Medallion Winner Announced

    The Snowy Days Medallion Search, sponsored by the Lodge at Leathem Smith, is over. The search began Feb. 4 and ended Feb. 22. Participants in the Snowy Days Medallion Search could purchase a $5 button for the chance to win $1,000. All proceeds go to the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus. Jedediah Schulz was […]

  • Southern Door Auditorium Host to Free Screening of ‘Paper Tigers’

    The community is invited to join the Door County Partnership for Children and Families for a free showing of the film Paper Tigers and a panel discussion. This film follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to discipline after the principal learned about the Adverse […]

  • St. Luke’s Church Donates to Door of Life Food Pantry

    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church set aside the Sundays in February to collect food and other donations for the Door of Life Church’s free food pantry in Sister Bay, with a focus on hearty, main-course items. Each week, the collected items have been delivered, and the shelves have been stocked. Although we may not see it, […]

  • EHHS Presents Video Interview, March 4

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society (EHHS) will present a video interview with Sarah Anschutz and her late husband, Bill, on March 4, 1 pm, at the Kress Pavilion. EHHS board member Sandra Dirks had a 45-minute chat with the couple, who owned the old Carlsville Tavern, and learned about their Carlsville, Egg Harbor and Door […]

  • In Memoriam: Ken Wendt

    A dozen years ago, when Scott McFarlane left active-duty service with the Army and returned to his hometown of Green Bay, he started discovering the world of veterans benefits. And then he heard there was an opening for Door County’s Veteran Service Officer (VSO). “I don’t know how many people told me, ‘Apply for that […]

  • Vince Sherrick

    Celebrating a Century: Vince Sherrick Turns 100

    Vince Sherrick celebrated his 100th birthday with his entire family – two daughters, four grandsons and eight great-grandchildren – at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 4. Sherrick is a veteran of World War II, having served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bataan in the Pacific. The Brooklyn native has been coming to Door […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Composer-in-Residence a Winner in Worldwide Choral Competition

    When The Gesualdo Six, a UK-based men’s vocal consort, recently announced the results of its worldwide choral competition, Jacob Beranek – Midsummer’s Music’s 20-year-old composer-in-residence – was a winner. The Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, native earned the top spot in the 21 Years and Under category with his composition “Abendgebet” (“Evening Prayer”), which The Gesualdo Six will […]

  • Remembering Rosemary Utzinger

    Door County oil painter died Jan. 28 Having a thriving arts scene is something many Door County residents and visitors can take for granted today. But having something that can be taken for granted is thanks to many artists who laid a foundation for future artists to grow. Rosemary Utzinger was one of these artists. […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Student Is Senator for a Week

    Here’s a thought exercise: If you sign a lease with a landlord who says there are no pets allowed, may you take your dog into the apartment? That may be an easy one, but what about a pet rock? Sturgeon Bay junior Nalani Bicoy and a dozen other students from high schools across Wisconsin debated […]

  • Framed: Lions Club at the Bowl-a-Thon

    The Sturgeon Bay Lions Club was the highest team fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity’s seventh annual Bowl-a-Thon on Feb. 9. With help from corporate sponsors, bowlers raising pledges, raffle-ticket sales and silent-auction bidding, Habitat received about $10,000. Submitted.

  • EHHS Presents on Harvey and Helen Haen, Feb. 25

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will present a free program about Harvey and Helen Haen on Feb. 25, 1 pm, at the Kress Pavilion. The society will discuss “Harvey and Helen Haen, Two ‘Makers’ of Egg Harbor” through a new program that reviews their many contributions. Attendees will also hear from Harvey himself, who was […]

  • Obituary: Pauline Wesley Wanderer

    Pauline Wesley Wanderer, 83, died peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. Family and friends were by her side. Pauline will be remembered for her perpetual motion and spontaneity, her faith in God, the many friendships she enjoyed, and her driving passion for nature, writing, cooking and peaceful protest. She leaves a lifetime of love, generosity, and […]

  • Wheel of Fortune, Algoma

    Algoma Couple Competes on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

    Jamie Allen, business-education teacher at Algoma High School; and her husband, Danny Allen of WDOR Radio, will appear as contestants on the game show Wheel of Fortune. An item on their bucket list, this dream came true for the Allens with the help of some of Jamie’s students and a nearly two-year wait to receive […]

  • Paul Feit, Dentistry By Design

    Door County Dentist Joins Mission Trip to Haiti

    Northeastern Wisconsin residents are on a mission to provide care in Haiti and Honduras during the coming months. The first is a mission trip set for Feb. 15-25 to provide free dental care to a remote region of central Haiti called Los Cacaos. Dr. Paul Feit of Dentistry by Design and Dr. Scott Zak of […]

  • The Rock of Northern Door: Community Thanks the Caspersons

    The moment happened 47 years ago, but the memory is clear to Chris Forbes. A day earlier she had taken her young daughter Stephanie to the hospital wrapped in blankets and struggling to breathe. Hours later she went home with only the blankets, lost in the disbelief, experiencing the numb fog that arrives when a […]

  • Egg Harbor Historical Society Presents Final Program on Dr. Eames

    After a postponement, the Egg Harbor Historical Society will present its final program on Dr. Eames on Feb. 11, 1 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Eames served Egg Harbor and the surrounding area for 48 years. On a day in July 1937, after completing five house calls, he sat down in his […]

  • Remembering A Basketball Junkie: John Toppe Dies at 79

    Door County lost a lifetime of basketball knowledge Jan. 27 when John Toppe, who coached the sport at all four mainland high schools, died at the age of 79. Toppe’s coaching career spanned 50 years, four schools and every level of the sport. Some teams were awful; some teams scraped the pinnacle of the sport, […]

  • Anthony Rosario, Hatch Distillery, Server of the Week, Door County

    Server of the Week: Anthony Rosario at Hatch Distillery

    Do you know how Sam Cooke died, he asksDon’t know much about trigonometry, I sayWe laugh at dangerAnd are not fazed by faded females taking endless selfiesProud father of a 10-day-old daughterHe says as we push out the doorMy mother in New York will be so proud