Peninsula Pulse – April 21-28, 2017

In this issue

  • Administrative Committee Will Consider Changing County Board Meeting Times

    At the April 18 meeting of the Door County Board, Supervisor Susan Kohout brought up the issue of meeting times, suggesting that a larger pool of candidates might be available for the board if meetings were held at night instead of during the day. Supervisor Megan Lundahl agreed and said she regularly hears from people […]

  • Celebrating the Cream City and Literature: Milwaukee’s ‘Cream City Review’

    In the early 1970s, a literature enthusiast named Mary Zane Allen approached the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Student Union with one goal in mind: to create a literary journal and reading series for the university’s creative writing department. Her interest stemmed from her involvement in the early years of the University of Wisconsin – […]

  • Jacksonport Residents Vote for Larger Town Board

    Voters at the annual town meeting held in Jacksonport on April 18 voted to increase the three-member town board to a five-member board, which will break the tie between the number of towns in the county that have three- versus five-member boards. Of the 14 towns in the county, only six will now have three-member […]

  • By the Numbers: Earth Day

    In Honor of Earth Day, we take a look at some sustainability numbers. 5 The number of rapidly growing economies where the majority of plastic enters the ocean – China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Their waste management infrastructure has failed to keep up with the exploding demand for consumer products. 18 Percentage of […]

  • Start of Alpine Ladies Golf League

    League play for the Alpine Ladies Golf League begins June 6 at 8:15 am. This is an informal, friendly nine-hole league. Play with golfers with different skill levels. Practice rounds begin May 2 at 9 am. If interested in joining this league, contact Mady Ferdinand at [email protected] or call Mary Aiken at 920.743.4920.

  • U.S. Immigration Policies Not Expected to Impact J-1 Visa Program

    Housing Shortage Seen As Greater Impediment for Summer Workers On April 13, the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) brought representatives from student visa sponsors and the United States Department of State before local business owners to discuss the purpose, process and goals of the J-1 Student Work and Travel Visa program. Visa officials recognize the […]

  • KochanskiFamily. Wood Orchard managing partner.

    Wood Orchard Market Introduces New Managing Partner

    Steve and Janice Wood of Wood Orchard Market are excited to introduce the new managing partners of Wood Orchard Market, Mark and Crista Kochanski. Mark and Crista reside in Jacksonport with their three young children. Mark is originally from the Milwaukee area and graduated from UW-Madison. He worked for more than 15 years in banking. […]

  • Ecology Sports Hosts Eagle Trail Hike

    Alicia Kersebet and Team Ecology will host a two-mile hike on Eagle Trail in Peninsula State Park to celebrate Earth Day April 22.  Hikers can stop by Ecology Sports throughout the day to enjoy family-themed activities, including a campfire at 3 pm. The store is open 10 am to 5 pm. The event celebrates Earth Day, the […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: As of April 13, 2017

    High Series: Ken Church 717, Aaron Shepit 706, Ken Haskell 650 High Game: Ken Church 287, Aaron Shepit 246, Jason Daubner 242 High Team Game: Sister Bay Bowl 952 High Team Series: Husby’s 2,702

  • Fishin' for Trouble. Rogue Theater.

    Rogue Theater Returns Murder Mystery for Two More Shows

    Rogue Theater is at it again! Their recent murder mystery is back for two more shows on April 22 at Stone Harbor Resort and April 23 at Jaycee Hall. Fishin’ for Trouble (A Whale of a Fatal Tale) is packed with fun, laughter, suspense, and some great Jimmy Buffett tunes. Penned by Tony Schwartz and […]

  • Corpus Christi Fellowship Committee to host a Walk for A Cause

    The Corpus Christi Fellowship Committee will host a Walk for A Cause, taking place at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on May 6, 8 – 10 am. The Sturgeon Bay Catholic Community and Corpus Christi Parish are sponsoring a one- or three-mile Walk for a Cause for Leukemia. The money raised will benefit the Go Bo […]

  • Sen. Gaylord Nelson’s Earth Day Speech

    Earth Day founder Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin gave the following speech in Denver, Colo., on the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970: I congratulate you, who by your presence here today demonstrate your concern and commitment to an issue that is more than just a matter of survival. How we survive is the critical […]

  • DNR Rules in Favor of Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Hotel

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on April 14 sent a letter to Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham that places the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) in a location that allows for the disputed waterfront hotel. In the letter from the DNR’s Russell Rasmussen, it is noted that “the physical or biological indicators typically […]

  • Framed: Egg Hunting

    Rainy weather held off long enough for dozens of children and families to enjoy the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Jacksonport on April 15. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Ayinger Bavarian Pils. Cheers!

    Cheers!: Let Us Consider Bavarian Pils and Gross National Happiness

    Shortly after His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the Fourth Dragon King of Bhutan (1972-2006), began his reign of the small, Shangri-La-like Buddhist kingdom on the eastern edge of the Himalayas, he opened his country to the outside world with tourism. You have to wonder if he did that in order that the world could view […]

  • Dekker. Featured Pet. Door County Humane Society.

    Featured Pet: Dekker

    This week’s featured pet from the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is Dekker, a three-year-old lab and golden retriever mix. He came to DCHS as a surrender because his family no longer had time for him. Dekker tips the scales at 60 pounds and has a rich dark brown coat with rust highlights. He is […]

  • DCEDC to Offer Business Counseling Sessions

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay will offer free, one-on-one business counseling sessions on May 4, 8:30 am to 5 pm, for any new or existing business owners in Door County. Chuck Brys, business counselor for the SBDC, will provide advice on business planning, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Earth Day 2017

    This year will go down in history as “the year the earth started to cry.” We use to think that our elected officials have our best interests at heart and are working for us; not any more. We now have a government that works for corporate America. The laws that are being passed both at […]

  • Sport Standings: As of April 16, 2017

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of April 16 Baseball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Sturgeon Bay, 2-0, 2-1, 1.000 Algoma, 2-0, 3-1, 1.000 Gibraltar, 2-1, 3-3, .667 Kewaunee, 2-1, 3-3, .667 Southern Door, 2-1, 3-2, .667 Oconto, 1-1, 2-3, .500 Green Bay N.E.W., 0-3, 0-3, .000 Sevastopol, 0-4, 1-4, .000 […]

  • Kewaunee Demonstration Calls Attention to Sexual Assault

    Nearly 50 people gathered at the Kewaunee County Courthouse in Kewaunee on the cold afternoon of April 12 to take a stand against child abuse and sexual assault. The event, called Hands Around the Courthouse, was organized by the Kewaunee County Dept. of Human Services and its Violence Intervention Project (VIP). The event was held […]

  • Celebrate Earth Day with Crossroads

    Earth Day will expand to a frenetic month devoted to environmental education at Crossroads at Big Creek. They will collaborate with a number of groups to increase awareness of our uniquely wonderful planet Earth. Earth Day starts at Crossroads at 1 pm with a “Sucker Run” Earth Day Hike. The odds are good (though not […]

  • Your Reps in the News: April 21, 2017

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement regarding the package of bills Assembly Republicans released to combat homelessness: “…my colleagues, Representative Steineke, Representative Snyder, Representative Rodriguez and Representative Pronschinske, introduced four bills aimed at addressing homelessness in Wisconsin. Highlighted in the Assembly Republican Forward Agenda, Assembly Republicans kept their promise in working towards […]

  • SBHS Hosts Wisconsin Humanities Council’s ShopTalk Series

    Alison Staudinger, Assoc. Professor at UW-Green Bay will present a talk and lead a discussion on “Women’s Work during Prohibition” for the Wisconsin Humanities Council’s ShopTalk series. The discussion is hosted by Sister Bay Historical Society (SBHS) and will focus on the stories of real Wisconsin women, including Sister Bay bootleggers and their families, to […]

  • Door County Cancer Center Holds Screening Event

    The Mary Hendrickson-Johnson Skin Screening event will be held in Sturgeon Bay on May 4, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, at Door County Cancer Center, 323 S. 18th Ave. The screening is free, but space is limited. Skin cancer risks are based on many factors including family history, biological characteristics such as hair color, eye color, […]

  • Emily White.

    Door County Musicians Katie Dahl and Jess Holland Joined by Chicago singer-songwriter for Concert

    Popular Door County musicians Katie Dahl and Jess Holland will join Chicago singer-songwriter Emily White for a concert above Base Camp Coffee Shop in Sister Bay on April 30 at 7 pm. Katie Dahl, Jess Holland and Emily White are Midwestern songwriters with loyal fan bases and multiple accolades to their collective credit. Though they […]

  • Manners Matter: Dealing with Expectations

    Dear Mary Pat, My niece makes her First Holy Communion this month and my sister just called to say that she is hoping/expecting that I will pay for the dress and the party since I am her Godmother. I know that things are lean right now for my sister since her husband is out of […]

  • Algoma Tree Management Committee to host Spring Tree Care Program

    On April 22, the City of Algoma Tree Management Committee will host a Spring Tree Care Program at 9 am in the Algoma City Hall Council Chambers at 416 Fremont St. The speaker will be Dan Traas of Ranger Services Inc. in Appleton, an urban forestry and landscape management consulting firm. Traas is a certified […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Library Hosts Presentation on “Doulagivers of Door County”

    Marggie Hatala, author and end of life consultant, will present “Doulagivers of Door County” on April 29, 12:30 – 4:30 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. This event will offer each participant the information they need to allow them to assist others from the time of a terminal diagnosis, all the way through creating a […]

  • Club Holds Day of Mending

    The Harborettes Club of Egg Harbor/Fish Creek (a Home and Community Education group) held its first “Day of Mending” in the Jacksonport Town Hall on April 8, inviting the community to bring clothing in need of a little TLC to this civic-minded club to repair free of charge. The club hemmed pants, mended jeans and […]

  • Algoma Community Band Presents “After Taxes” Concert

    The Algoma Community Band and The Lakeshore Singers will present their annual After Taxes concert on April 26 at the Performing Arts Center at 7 pm. Spring is in the air and so is the band and choral music. One of the numbers that the band will feature is in honor of a very loyal […]

  • County Merges Zoning, Sanitary, Real Property, GIS Office

    There has been a merger of the Door County Planning & Zoning, Sanitarian, and Real Property Listing Departments, and the county’s Geographic Information Systems/Land Information Office Coordinator position, which was previously part of the county Information Systems Department. The purpose of the merger is to better coordinate and thereby improve the departments’ already intertwined programs […]

  • Join Door County Bee Keepers for Presentation at Crossroads

    Join the Door County Bee Keepers Club in welcoming Dr. Becky Masterman, Assistant Extension Professor and Program Director for the UMN Bee Squad, as she presents, “Keeping Bees Healthy: Updates on Bee Research, Management and Mite Check,” on April 25, 6:45 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. A potluck will be held […]

  • State News: Proposals Could Increase Park Fees, Mandate Drug Testing for Medicaid Recipients

    Flexible Fee Option Proposed for State Parks Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget proposal would let Wisconsin state parks charge more for admission during peak times and could raise prices for some annual passes. Some parks advocates contend the governor and lawmakers are relying too much on fees and donations to keep the parks system running. […]

  • Door to Nature: Earth Day and John Muir Day

    There are few people whose ideas and beliefs I would be quicker to defend, whose daring adventures many wish they could have duplicated during the prime of their lives and whose nature writings should be read and taken to heart by every American – young and old – than those of John Muir. His many […]

  • Allyson Fleck. Midsummer's Music.

    Allyson Fleck Performs with Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra

    Midsummer’s Music Ltd. Assistant Artistic Director and Greeley, Colo., resident Allyson Fleck, viola, recently performed with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Butterman, during the inaugural SHIFT Festival at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The program reflected several of the Boulder Phil’s recent initiatives, particularly the theme of “Nature and Music” that […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: April 21, 2017

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors. The Expositor Independent, April 18, 1879 Michael Hayes Jr., of Egg Harbor, was in town Friday, and reported killing a monstrous animal, of the cat specie, in the […]

  • New Sturgeon Bay Alderwomen Take Oath of Office

    Barbara Allmann takes the oath of office to serve as the alderwoman of the 5th District on the Sturgeon Bay Common Council during a ceremony on April 12 to welcome all four April election winners to the council, two new and two returning. Allmann won as a write-in candidate. Laurel Hauser is the other newcomer […]

  • ALICE Presentation in Baileys Harbor April 22

    The League of Women Voters of Door County present a community conversation about working families struggling in Door County. The topic is ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The event runs on Saturday, April 22, from 9 am to noon at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Keynote speaker is Charlene Mouille, executive director of the […]

  • Join Park Naturalist to Learn About Timberdoodles

    Love is in the air, literally, at Peninsula State Park. Male timberdoodles, a brown, chicken size game bird, entice mates with a spectacular, circular sky dance at dusk. Join the Peninsula State Park naturalist on April 21 or April 28, 8 – 9 pm, at the Nature Center. After seeing a taxidermy timberdoodle up close, […]

  • Door County Thrive Emphasizes Sustainability

    Connect, inspire, share, educate, act; these words describe the direction and intention of the new collective, Door County Thrive. This new environmentally conscious group has come together in the past few months with great success. Thrive started with two brainstorming sessions to see what individuals and groups were already doing, searching for and/or contribute in […]

  • High School Spring Athletics: April 21, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Baseball April 21 @ Kewaunee, 6:15 pm April 22 @ Coleman, 12 pm April 24 @ Algoma, 5 pm April 25 @ Crivitz, 4:30 pm April 27 vs. NEW Lutheran, 5 pm Girls Soccer April 27 vs. Kiel, 6 pm Golf April 24 @ Vernon Hills, 4 pm April 27 @ IdleWild, 4 pm […]

  • Amanda Danforth. Coyote Roadhouse. Server of the Week.

    Server of the Week: Amanda Danforth at Coyote Roadhouse

    Right on the shores of Kangaroo Lake, Amanda serves beer, shots, sandwiches and steak. Washington Island was her home for 12 years Before moving to the mainland, to which we say Cheers!   A true Wisconsin gal, coming from Kewaunee, She even spent some time in Madison and Milwaukee. Bartender by trade, photographer on the […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: April 21, 2017

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “She’s like a milkshake on a hot summer day – tasty, delicious and spoils fast.” “You know, there’s only a one-letter difference […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Deny Home, Property Insurance for Climate Change Deniers

    There is climate change despite what our well-funded government leaders say. Climate change is costing every one of us in some way. Whether it is the strong winds that blow down trees and take off roofs, multi-vehicle accidents on our roads caused by crazy weather, hail damage to crops, roofs and cars, 60 degree temperatures […]

  • Small Forest

    Lost Moth Celebrates Earth Day with a Concert

    On April 21 at 7 pm, Lost Moth Gallery is pleased to celebrate Earth Day by presenting a “Love the Earth” Concert. Three musical acts will perform that have a heart for environmental issues and love to sing about their love of the ecology of Door County and our planet. Tarl Knight describes himself as […]

  • Trivia: How many barrels of crude oil were spilled in the Pacific Ocean as a result of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969, which inspired the creation of Earth Day in 1970?

    Question: How many barrels of crude oil were spilled in the Pacific Ocean as a result of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill of 1969, which inspired the creation of Earth Day in 1970? Answer: Between 80,000 and 100,000 barrels.

  • DCHS Holds Annual Rummage Sale

    It’s time once again for the Door County Humane Society’s Annual Rummage Sale. The community can take part in the annual sale by donating gently used items or scoring some great bargains. Drop-off for items is April 27, 5 – 8 pm, and April 28, 9 am – 5 pm, at the Jaycee Clubhouse located […]

  • Municipal Meetings: April 21 – 28

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on April 25. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board meets at 3:30 pm on April 27. County of Door: The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm on April 25. Town of Forestville: Open book review will be held from […]

  • Pet Talk: Many Things to Consider in Choosing Dog

    Q. My husband and I have decided to get a dog. The problem is deciding what kind. I want a small lap dog and he wants a big dog. Do you have any ideas in helping us decide so we are both happy with the dog we choose? A. Picking your future companion is a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Dark and Light

    Today, like many others in our country, I find myself deeply troubled by the mean-spirited, selfish, greedy, disingenuous, paranoid, arrogant, dishonest and angry state of mind that pervades our country. I see this anger as the outward manifestation of inner fear. I see greed and selfishness as an outward manifestation of an inner loneliness bred […]

  • Gibraltar Elementary Receives Title I School of Recognition

    Gibraltar Elementary School is among 178 schools and districts in the state to be recognized as a Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition, an honor that recognizes success in educating students from low-income families. “These schools stand out for their efforts to educate our kids,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers. “They are staffed by dedicated […]

  • Door Peninsula Winery Wins Two New Medals

    Door Peninsula Winery has won two new medals for their award-winning wines, including a Double Gold Medal for their Cranberry. The inaugural Great American International Wine Competition awarded Door Peninsula Winery’s Cranberry wine with a Double Gold medal and Blackberry wine with a Gold Medal. The 1st annual Great American International Wine Competition was held […]

  • Sturgeon Bay DI team

    Sturgeon Bay DI Team Wins First Place at State Competition

    The Sturgeon Bay 5th Grade Destination Imagination team of Jandrin/Stephens (the D.I.sappearing Act) won first place at the Wisconsin State Competition on April 8 in Stevens Point in the Scientific Challenge. With the win, they have advanced to DI Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn., this May.

  • "Doctor! Doctor!". Northern Sky Theater.

    Northern Sky Theater Offers Free Tickets to Door County Students

    Northern Sky Theater will once again invite all Door County students to a complimentary evening of entertainment under the stars. Northern Sky will distribute nearly 4,000 free tickets to every elementary, middle and high school student at all five Door County schools as well as area homeschooling students. “We always try to foster an inviting, […]

  • New Daily Bag Limit for Lake Trout

    Expanded lake trout harvest opportunities are now in effect in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan thanks to an emergency rule approved by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB). The rule takes into account current lake trout populations including the re-establishment of natural reproduction in some refuge areas and is not expected to affect long-term […]

  • CHIP Presents “Feeling Safe at Home and on the Go”

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Feeling Safe at Home and on the Go,” on April 23 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. The speaker will be Jennifer Gaddes, physical therapist from Door County Medical Center. Gaddes will discuss how to safety check your living […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Great March for A Great Lake

    The pending federal budget will ultimately be a statement of national values. Right now, we have both the responsibility and an opportunity to have a say in the Congressional budget process and final product. I believe that there are potentially dangerous consequences for Door County residents and guests in the budget, as currently proposed. We […]

  • TAP Offers Special Ticket Sale Promotion

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) has a special offer for those interested in the upcoming production of Velvet Gentleman. When patrons buy a ticket to all three shows in the Summer/Fall Season, Red, Candide, and Every Brilliant Thing, they will be able to purchase a ticket to Velvet Gentleman for half the price. Offer available over […]

  • Tax Filing Procrastination on the Rise

    The traditional day for taxes to be due is April 15 but thanks to weekends and holidays, it got pushed back to April 18. Still, those extra three days aren’t doing much for Americans filing by the deadline. In 2016, around one-fifth of tax filings came in the final two weeks before the due date. […]

  • 2017 Savory Spoon Classes to Start

    The 2017 season of classes will soon begin at Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay. Join Chef Janice Thomas for her 14th season of offering delicious classes, recipes and memories. Bring a friend and sign up today. Also on the calendar for this year a number of special classes just for kids. The classes […]

  • Unitarian Universalist Screens Last Episode of “Race” Series

    The last RACE: The Power of an Illusion video will be screened on April 24, 3:30 – 5 pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim. Today, the typical white family has eight times the wealth of the average black family. Why is that? This screening will take a look at that historical […]

  • Eagle Tower More Than Halfway to Fundraising Goal

    The Eagle Tower Fund is more than halfway to its fundraising goal as a committee is preparing to release design plan options to the public in mid-May. “We are in the third and final design phase. The finalized options will be determined by the end of the month and a public meeting is expected to […]

  • The Clearing Announces Workshop Program Classes

    The Clearing Folk School introduces this year’s schedule of diverse one-, two- and three-day Workshop Program classes. Classes begin May 8 and run through Nov. 4. Registration is now open. Multiple disciplines of classes in the arts, fine crafts, natural sciences and humanities are offered. New this year, after five years of fundraising, The Clearing’s […]

  • Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc. Recognizes Sister Bay’s Marketplace Redevelopment

    Sister Bay’s Marketplace Redevelopment was recognized by Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc., a statewide nonprofit corporation, in its Top Rural Development Initiatives for 2017 during a ceremony at the Heidel House Resort and Spa in Green Lake on April 20. “Rural Partners received 17 nominations this year for these prestigious awards, and there were many wonderful […]

  • Climate Change Coalition Sponsors Earth Day Events

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is sponsoring a pair of events in Sturgeon Bay on April 23 as part of Celebrate Earth Week Door County. Entomologist Dick Smythe will speak at 9:10 am in the Fellowship Hall at Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S. 12th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. His talk, “The Paris […]

  • ‘Paper Thin’ Poetry at Meadows Gallery

    The annual Poetry Show, titled Paper Thin and featuring Door County poets, has been installed at the Meadows Art Gallery. Included with the poetry art is a collection of pieces of origami by Nancy Akerly. Paper Thin is the theme of the current Meadows Gallery show celebrating Poetry Month. Twenty Door County poets have submitted […]

  • Annual Student Salon Returns to Miller Art Museum

    Once a year, the main gallery of the Miller Art Museum is transformed into an exhibition space for the students of the Door Peninsula. A keystone of the museum’s exhibit calendar, the 43rd Annual Salon of Door County High School Art opens April 22 with a public reception scheduled for April 24, 7 – 8:30 […]

  • Martinez Studio in the Big, Wide World

    Wence and Sandra Martinez, of Jacksonport’s Martinez Studio, are busy with a number of East Coast shows, where they’ll debut new work. Their spring road trips include: April 27-30, Washington D.C., Smithsonian Craft Show and May 5-7, Princeton, New Jersey, the Morven. The Rare Craft Fellowship Award, presented by the American Craft Council in association […]

  • Local Photographer Gets Magazine Cover

    The cover photo of a statewide magazine features the work of Sturgeon Bay photographer Jim Hoyer. One of Hoyer’s photos was selected for the April/May issue of Our Wisconsin magazine. The title is “Spring Forest Carpet” and shows a beautiful Door County forest scene of trillium. The original photo is on display in the dining […]

  • Sue Jarosh Releases First Children’s Book of New Series

    The first in a series of children’s books about Door County’s legendary lighthouses has been released. Door County’s Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Mouse, written and illustrated by Sue Steckart Jarosh, is now available in a number of Door County shops. It can also be found in locations in Green Bay, De Pere and in Dubuque, Iowa. […]

  • A Man Called Ove

    The Bestseller List: April 9, 2017

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly 3. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 4. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood 5. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren 2. Listen, Liberal, […]

  • Weather Wizard: The Trout That Almost Wasn’t

    Returning home from a four-hour drive, and after a long week of work, I found myself melding with a big comfy chair in my living room. The late afternoon sun pouring in the bay windows and dog resting at my feet, I was comfortable and content. But this spring day had too much to offer […]

  • Pianist Kate Boyd Stops in Ephraim Before NYC Concert

    She’s given recitals at Schubert’s birthplace in Vienna, at the National Concert Hall in Dublin and at the Musikhalle in Hamburg (where Strauss, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Horowitz and Menuhin also performed). And on April 29, classical pianist Kate Boyd will be in concert at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County. The “joyful” program she will […]

  • Questions & Authors: Poetry Editors of Milwaukee’s ‘cream city review’

    This year, the team behind the Peninsula Pulse’s 2017 Hal Prize poetry, prose and photography contest is pleased to announce a partnership with the Milwaukee literary journal, cream city review. Through this partnership, the poetry editors of the 42-year-old publication, considered one of the Midwest’s premier literary magazines, will serve as judges for the Hal […]