• “Gardens and Scarecrows” Presentation

    Roy Swanson will show a slideshow presentation at Base Camp Coffee Bar on June 2 at 6:30 pm. The slide show, “Gardens and Scarecrows,” is the story of Swanson’s time spent as the coordinator of the Community Garden Program for the city of San Francisco, California.

  • Bjorklunden Offers Diverse Seminars

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering diverse learning seminars set to take place at Bjِrklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor. From Sunday, June 13 until Friday, June 18, “I and Thou” taught by Jay Brickman will explore the profound difference between treating another as a person or a thing by studying relationships depicted in the Bible.

  • 2nd Annual Heritage Days

    In honor and celebration of the farmers, lumbermen, and fishermen who settled their families in the Township of Gibraltar over one hundred years ago, the Town of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Historical Association will present the second annual Heritage Days.

  • Door County Maritime Museum Features Paranormal Exhibit

    The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay delves into the world of the paranormal with the opening of its new exhibit “Ghosts! Haunted Lighthouses of the Great Lakes.

  • UUF Shows Michael Moore Documentary

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim will show Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore’s hard-hitting documentary on June 15 at 7 pm.

  • Treasures or Trash?

    In the spirit of the popular PBS Antiques Road Show, the Gibraltar Historical Association is inviting area residents and visitors to have local appraisers examine their “Treasures or Trash.

  • Door County Maritime Museum Resumes Tours of the John Purves

    The Door County Maritime Museum resumes tours of its popular in-water exhibit, the tug John Purves, with a daily slate of 40-minute, docent-led tours in May.

  • UUF Features “Silent Spring”

    Most agree the impetus for the environmental movement was a book written by Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, later made into a movie of the same title. Silent Spring will be shown at the UU Fellowship’s Movies That Matter monthly series May 18, 7 pm.

  • Orchard Country Winery & Market Features Limited Edition Wine

    Orchard Country Winery & Market will release in limited quantity, the third edition of their Door County Lighthouse Wine featuring Sherwood Point Lighthouse and artist Bridget Austin on May, 15, 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Volunteer for the Crossroads’ Historical Village

    The Door County Historical Society is busy preparing the Historical Village at The Crossroads at Big Creek for the summer. They are looking for volunteers to interpret the village on Sunday afternoons and during special events.

  • Successful Bahama Mamas Getaway

    The annual Groovin Sisterhood event in Sturgeon Bay, April 23 – 25, was a successful and groovy weekend. This year’s theme was Bahama Mamas Getaway by the Bay, where 270 ladies spent a whirlwind weekend enjoying a variety of classes and sessions, including a fashion show, comedy show, indoor beach party, and B&B tour.

  • Heritage Days begins June 6

    Heritage Days 2010 will kick off a week of fun-filled activities with a dinner at the Gibraltar Grill June 6. Continuing throughout the week, special events include something for every member of the family: a sunset serenade, walking tours through Fish Creek’s historical village, an antiques road show, and dance at the firehouse.

  • Tishler Speaks at Baileys Harbor Historical Society Meeting

    On May 15 at 2 pm William Tishler will give the first presentation of 2010 for the Baileys Harbor Historical Society on the Frogtown Art Colony in Baileys Harbor, the subject of his next book, at Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Celebrate Astronomy Day May 15

    Astronomy Day 2010 comes to Sturgeon Bay on May 15. The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society wants to use this day to share the Astronomy Campus at Crossroads at Big Creek, which includes the Leif Everson Observatory, the Ray and Ruthie Stonecipher Astronomy Center and the StarGarden.

  • Keeping Out the Carp

    It’s big, it’s ugly, and it has sparked yet another border battle between Wisconsin and Illinois. The Asian Carp, an invasive species that typically grows to 12 – 15 pounds but can approach 100 pounds, has made its way up the Chicago Shipping and Sanitary Canal and near Lake Michigan.

  • Tours Resume on Tug John Purves

    The Door County Maritime Museum resumes tours of the Tug John Purves this month with a daily slate of 40-minute docent-led tours. The immaculately restored 149-foot vessel was rededicated in late July 2008 after completion of a remarkable five-year restoration project.

  • The Audio Files

    As somewhat of an audiophile, I find that I instantly gravitate toward people who like music. It doesn’t matter if you and I don’t happen to like the same music – any passion one might have for any kind of riff, lyric, or beat is what means the most to me. So, it may not […]

  • Speeding Off to “Virtual Work” on the Information Highway

    Every morning Jana Raines of Baileys Harbor finishes her morning coffee and a chat with her husband and leaves for work – in Somerset, New Jersey, 1,047 miles away. It takes only seconds as she sits at her desk, just off the living room, turns on her computer and logs onto the company’s website with […]

  • Revealing Hidden Treasures: Locating antique furniture and restoring it to its original splendor

    Anyone who has ever watched the public television series Antiques Roadshow knows the thrill and excitement of finding the treasure of a valuable, previously unknown antiquity. As the appraiser evaluates the item, the owner nervously replies to questions about the provenance and history of the piece. By the time the expert finally gives their professional […]

  • Fireside Coffeehouse Concerts: Coffee Culture Arrives at Door Community Auditorium

    Whoever would have thought that a little black bean could be powerful enough to create a culture all its own? But small as it is, the coffee bean has resulted in a phenomenon that crosses cultures around the world. In the years since the simple bean was first discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder, drinking […]