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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.

  • Paul Sills: Theater Games

    Paul Sills is quite possibly the most influential man in American theater that you have never heard of. Like so many successful people who have chosen to make Door County their home, Paul has had a long career of triumphs in the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles theater scenes, and now focuses on sharing […]

  • Land of Midnight Sun Comes to Light in Door County: Scandinavian traditions in the Door

    Scandinavians staying in Door County have been known to experience a more friendly type of “Stockholm Syndrome” whereby the affected travels thousands of miles to feel as if he never left home. Case-in-point is recent Swedish immigrant Helene Ingsten-Anderson, owner of Flora Special Occasion Flowers in Sister Bay, who sees glimpses of her homeland at […]

  • 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 […]

  • Door County’s Old Ski Hills: Warm Memories of Cold Winter Fun

    Many Door County locals experience a wave of nostalgia every time they drive past Little Sweden on Highway 42 between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. A quick glance in the direction of those rolling hills brings back fond memories of a crackling fireplace, knit caps, seeing your breath in the cold air, lace-up boots and […]

  • Going to Great Heights for Resort Play: Alpine Golf Course

    Oh, to be the ball. Soaring higher in an arc above the “Blue” ninth hole of Alpine Golf Course in Egg Harbor, I’d revel in my purpose and take in the view:  a 15-story bluff below, the panorama of the Strawberry and Chambers Islands in the distance, and just beyond the flag, a wide stripe […]

  • Music Man Charlie Eckhardt is Leading the Parade

    Like Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man, Gibraltar Schools’ music teacher Charlie Eckhardt is leading the parade…and his students are keeping step. Since first walking through the Gibraltar Schools’ music room in 2000, Eckhardt has won the hearts of teachers, students, and parents. With an infectious enthusiasm that radiates through his students, Eckhardt’s influence […]

  • Red Putter Pro Tournament Brings Intensity to Ephraim

    “We’ve got to bring the title back to Sister Bay,” was the refrain running through the crowd at the 5th annual Red Putter Pro Tournament. The contingent of area competitors didn’t seem to care who won, just so long as the trophy came back to Northern Door.

  • Under the Newborn Stars: American Folklore Theatre

    “In our little corner of the woods, those ominous rumblings about the Death of American Musical Theatre are drowned out by the footfalls of 50,000 loyal fans strolling down the path in Fish Creek’s Peninsula State Park each year to laugh and cry with our merry players under the newborn stars.” – Fred Alley, AFT […]

  • Musical Ambassador: Eric Lewis

    The first words Eric Lewis utters on his live recording at Camp David in Fish Creek are, “I have to say, I didn’t expect this many people to show up.” And once you meet the quiet, humble man with an accent that is distinctly not of northern Wisconsin, you can believe that he was surprised […]

  • Unwinding on the Island: Deer Run Golf Course

    For many visitors to Door County a vacation would not be complete without spending a bit of time on the golf course. As a personal challenge or a way to unwind, the game provides an exciting diversion while in the county. While there are many challenging and beautiful courses to be found, only one can […]

  • Cherry Hills

    host, and playing partner at one of our fair county’s hidden treasures, Cherry Hills Golf Resort. Three years ago, I jumped into my own little slice of Door County living as co-owner and superintendent of Cherry Hills. And while there may be a smattering of bias, in general, our golf excursion will be not unlike […]

  • Sha La Di Dah: Jay Whitney’s Got One Big Mouth

    One recent, unusually warm spring evening, on the sidewalk outside the new Ladder House Bar and Grill in downtown Sturgeon Bay, four girls were getting some air, a couple was holding hands and laughing, and a young guy with a tattooed neck and spiky black hair was addressing a couple who happened by, walking their […]

  • 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 […]

  • Off Beat, Off Season: Isadoora Theatre Company

    Some say that theatre had its origins thousands of years ago, with a group of friends seated around a campfire eating a meal and sharing stories about their day. Then, one person decided that the story would be better if two people told the story together, each acting out a different part. Over time, the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Idlewild Golf Course

    Tucked away on the very south side of Sturgeon Bay lies Idlewild Golf Course. The setting is beautiful with forests, ponds and wooden bridges. Driving the cart path seems, at times, more like a tour of a state park than a golf course. At one point on my go-round, a beautiful blue heron (which I […]

  • Fresh Picked: Family-style Fall Festivities

    The sky seems a bit bluer, and the air surely feels a bit brisker. At this time of year, there’s something to be said for just sitting quietly and watching the leaves turn color, but with all of the activity surrounding the peninsula’s autumn harvest, it would be a shame not to reap some of […]

  • Door County 4th of July Celebrations

    Independence Day isn’t just the 4th on the peninsula. Four days of live music, children’s activities, parades, fireworks, and arts and cultural experiences keep you entertained from dawn till dusk in all corners of the thumb. July 1 Fish Creek (at Clark Park)Food, fun, and music all evening by the harbor, including a Venetian Night […]

  • Peninsula Golf Course

    “A mystical place…” That is how the caretakers and staff of the Peninsula State Park Golf Course view the idyllic location where they find themselves working season after season. A paradise by anyone’s standard, the course is set within an unspoiled forest and surrounded by some of the most magnificent views of the county. The […]

  • Bay Ridge: The 40th anniversary of a golf course

    On the Fourth of July of this year, Bay Ridge Golf Course will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Meanwhile, current owners Peter and Dianne Trenchard will be celebrating their 30th anniversary of ownership. From humble beginnings as a potato field and known in its early days as “Stony Acres,” Bay Ridge was built into the course […]