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Door County entertainment news from the staff of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living. Find the latest details on concerts, performing arts, theater, and much more from the Door County scene.

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival

    As with so many good things in life, Midsummer’s Music Festival began as a conversation among friends. And, as often happens in Door County, those friendships were formed amid the excitement of building a long dreamed of home on the peninsula. In this case the home belonged to Jim and Jean Berkenstock, longtime visitors to […]

  • Door County Celebrations

    Olde Ellison Bay Days Olde Ellison Bay Days, June 23rd – 25th, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Sponsored by the Ellison Bay Men’s Club, this three-day event kicks off with a talent show on Friday night at the North Fire Station. Apart from enjoying the amateur talent, locals show up to see who will […]

  • The Golf Course Transformed: Hill 17 in Peninsula State Park

    Hill 17 on the Peninsula State Park course offers golfers a gorgeous treetop view to tee off from. As one drives into the park from the Ephraim entrance, the golf course presents itself immediately to the right, but to the left there’s nothing but a forest of trees. Shortly thereafter, driving to the golf course […]

  • An Ode to Fall Fest: Sister Bay’s Homecoming

    This column originally appeared in the Oct. 14, 2005 edition of the Peninsula Pulse.

    It’s the one weekend of the year when Door County utterly betrays the sedate, relaxed image it has worked

  • The Hybrid Surge

    About ten years ago I can remember walking up a fairway at Peninsula State Park Golf Course with friends on our approach to the green. We were looking at similar distances to the green for our second shot – between 170 and 200 yards. With a slight groan, I pulled out my four iron, which […]

  • A Slice of Americana: Friday Night at “The Outdoor”

    In much of America, drive-in theaters are abandoned relics of a bygone era. Decrepit old snack bars crumble in overgrown parking lots, still pointing valiantly at the bones of a decaying screen. They are some of the saddest sights on the American landscape, the old speaker posts standing like tombstones marking the graves of youth […]

  • Keeping Fairways Fair and Greens Green

    Rolling hills, miles of perfectly manicured, green, green grass views of crystal blue waters…sound like the perfect vacation? Well, if you consider 18 holes a vacation, then you are in luck. Door County’s golf courses contain some of most beautiful landscapes, and landscaping, in our area. Whether you are walking or riding it is inevitable […]

  • Birch Creek Hits a Milestone

    For the past 30 years, Birch Creek Music Performance Center has been helping young musicians develop their skills by working alongside a distinguished performing faculty. In honor of this noteworthy milestone, Birch Creek is offering a few exceptional extras for their summer season. There will be three special guest musicians for this year’s concert line-up. […]

  • Door County League Baseball – A Local Tradition

    The Door County League is an amateur baseball league made up of eight teams with contests held each Sunday at 1 :30 p.m., always beginning on Mother’s Day. Most estimate the level of competition is somewhere near or just a notch below Division III college baseball, with players ranging in age from about 14 to […]

  • Happy 70th to the Players

    “There’s no business like show business!” “Two planks, a board, and a passion!” “The show must go on!” No other art form has traditions like those of the theatre. The stories are legion of how, in the midst of impossible conditions, the curtain always goes up. Actors tease that if they don’t show up for […]

  • Fore the Cause: Charity Golf Outings

    Beautiful golf courses are a part of Door County’s landscape. There are 153 holes to be played at any given time during the season with more being built all the time and, on a good day, there are people playing on most of them. Golf has become a huge business since Tiger took center stage […]

  • Fall Golf: A Loosely Held Secret

    As the sun begins its angled dip into the southern sky and the county recoils from its congested towns and frantic pace, a new season with an entirely different feel descends upon the peninsula. Northern Wisconsin has long been known for its -annual display of outstanding fall colors. October weekends swell with families fully aware […]

  • Putting Practice

    Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a great time to evaluate areas of your golfing game. After improving upon my long game this season (which was my goal), it has become clear that the best place for me to shave digits from my handicap is on the greens. Too many three-putts have left […]

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    Note by Note: The County Comes Alive with Music

    Listen to the music. From folk to classical, from blues to jazz, from ethnic to rock, someone someplace is playing it right now in Door County. Join me on a wander down the peninsula’s sheet music page and discover the heart of this community. Perhaps the two most recognized theater groups in Door County are […]

  • Indulge: A Retreat to the Peninsula’s Spas

    Relax, breathe, and melt into some very talented hands in Door County. Whether for a bachelorette party, honeymoon, or personal time, Door County now has quite a few options for special body treatments. Three spas, Lucia Luxury Day Spa, Lori’s Spa and Nail Studio, and The Spa at Sacred Grounds, provide a menu of different […]

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    A Major Just Down the Shore

    For anyone who loves golfing in Wisconsin, this is going to be a special year. As host of the 2004 PGA Championship, Whistling Straits in Kohler is close enough to the Door Peninsula to be considered “just down the shore.” The event will bring with it the finest tour players, roughly 300,000 spectators, an estimated […]

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    Fyr Bal: 50 Years of Celebration in Ephraim

    Each year on the weekend closest to the summer solstice, the Village of Ephraim undergoes a transformation. Normally a tranquil lakeside community, known for its pastoral atmosphere and deep sense of history, during this weekend the village unfolds into a flurry of activity for ‘Fyr Bal’—one of Door County’s best known, if least understood, cultural […]

  • Good Golf Gifting

    The holiday season is approaching and for many golf enthusiasts, there is no better gift than one that will make for an enjoyable 2004 season.  There’s never a shortage of gift ideas for golfers, but the real question is what will put a smile on the face of that special someone on your list. We […]

  • Any Way You Slice It

    The PGA states that 90% of golfers have a slice. Congratulations if you are one of the lucky minority. For the rest of us, there is hope. With a little understanding and practice, a slice can be corrected. A true slice ball starts off to the left of the intended line of shot and then […]

  • In Stride: A runner keeps pace with the peninsula’s terrain

    I consider myself a fortunate person to be able to witness the dawn of a new day on the peninsula from 75 feet above Eagle Bluff in almost total silence. While getting up at 5:30 in the morning to go for a run isn’t for everyone, the serenity infused by the view from Eagle Tower […]