Peninsula Pulse April 26-May 3

In this issue

  • Grease Lightning Fundraiser at Maxwelton May 18

    Calling all T-Birds and Pink Ladies, Maxwelton Braes Lodge, Thyme Cuisine and LEAP the Human Kindness Project bring you a themed fundraiser that will get your motor runnin! The evening starts with a 1950s themed carnival games featuring prizes for all ages inspired by the famous final scene in the film. After trying your luck […]

  • Kewaunee/Door Top in Chinook Harvest

    Year in and year out, there’s no place like home when it comes to catching chinook salmon. The annual charter report and creel estimate released by the DNR show that anglers fishing the Kewaunee/Door County peninsula cranked in nearly half of the state’s entire chinook harvest in 2018. The catch of more than 84,000 was […]

  • On the Hunt for Housing: One Person’s Odyssey

    To the people of Door County and its frequent visitors, the housing shortage for seasonal workers is no surprise. It came as a big surprise to me. I had never been to the peninsula until almost a year ago, when I began an internship with the Peninsula Pulse. At that time, I got lucky with […]

  • Pollman No-hits Algoma, Thursday Packerland Roundup

    Baseball Sevastopol’s Robby Pollman tossed a no-hitter in the Pioneers’ 12-0, five-inning win over Algoma in a Packerland Conference baseball matchup Monday, April 22.. Pollman faced 17 batters, struck out nine and walked three on 76 pitches. “At about the third inning I knew I was pitching well,” said Pollman, who said he threw a […]

  • The Spring Sip: Mint Julep

    A sure sign of spring is the blossoming of mint juleps on bar menus. As the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, the mint julep surges in popularity the first weekend in May, just as spring begins to show signs of summer weather to come. This iconic Southern cocktail, which first appeared during the 18th […]

  • New Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook Highlights Door County Creamery

    Kristine Hansen’s new work, Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook: Creamy, Cheesy, Sweet and Savory Recipes from the State’s Best Creameries, highlights four Door County cheese destinations: Door County Creamery, Door Artisan Cheese, Renard’s Cheese and Wisconsin Cheese Masters. The Milwaukee-based author has written for many nationally recognized food and travel publications and regularly contributes to Milwaukee Magazine, […]

  • Discover Wisconsin Highlights Door County Food Scene

    Discover Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, will shine its spotlight on some of Wisconsin’s best restaurants and retailers in the “Sip. Savor. Shop. Wisconsin” episode airing April 27, 10 am, on Fox Sports Wisconsin. During the hour-long program, co-host Mariah Haberman samples and watches cheese being made at Door Artisan […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Baileys Harbor Annual Town Meeting

    As I have talked with people from towns and villages throughout northern Door County, I have come to realize that having an Annual Town Meeting is somewhat unique for Baileys Harbor, and is truly a great community event bringing together people that care about their community and their neighbors. We definitely had some big topics […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Earth Day 2019

    As we stand on the cusp of the environmental challenges we face, we have choices to be made by all of us. These are no solo journeys; we are a community traveling together on this planet of ours. Our common goals should be to work towards solutions for climate change, the overuse of our natural […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Plea for Respect and Decency

    The mean spiritedness and ugliness that is rampant in our country has to stop. And I believe this has to stop at the top with the election of a new president. Our democracy needs responsible presidential conduct from the leader of our great county. We don’t have to agree with our neighbors or particularly like […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Take a Spin on the Magical Granary Ride

    I wish to submit the following observation and suggestion regarding expanded use for the Granary… The city’s Rocket Scientists should come together, and implement the following plan… 1st. Install windows around the perimeter of the building, 2nd. Install comfortable seating, 3rd. Install a stairway, or a elevator to the top of the Histerical structure. 4. […]

  • Mallien Stars for UW-Madison Club Softball

    A former Southern Door High School softball standout has helped lead the UW-Madison club softball team to an undefeated conference season and a spot in the Great Lakes Regional Playoffs. Sophomore pitcher Hanna Mallien won four games, and the Badgers finished a perfect 10-0 in the Great Lakes-West Conference during a combined fall and spring […]

  • Clippers Sweep Door County Classic Track Meet

    The Sturgeon Bay boys and girls track teams swept the team titles at the Door County Classic Monday at Gibraltar. In the girls meet, the Clippers won the title with 99 points; Sevastopol was second with 99; and Southern Door and Gibraltar followed with 49 and 38 points, respectively. The Clippers scored 92.5 points in […]

  • Makenna Ash Earns St. Olaf Basketball Award

    St. Olaf College seniors Makenna Ash and Ben Westermeyer were honored as the 2019 recipients of the Dave Hauck Award – the top honor for St. Olaf College senior student-athletes – at the St. Olaf 2018-19 Leadership Awards. The award is bestowed annually on one female and one male student-athlete who have demonstrated high levels […]

  • Full-service Estate Sale Business Opens in Sister Bay

    The Simple Solution Estate Sales and Services, 10559 Country Walk Dr. in Sister Bay, is Northern Door’s only full-service estate-sale business. Business partners Heidi Penchoff and Scott Lohman seek to fill a niche with their business model: running onsite estate sales, providing a showroom for estate-sale furnishings, and providing moving services for estate pieces to […]

  • State News: Vaccines, Hog CAFO, Dairy Exports

    Conservation Groups Against Rolling Back Wetland, Stream Protections Groups supporting conservation and restoration of the Great Lakes and the Upper Midwest are speaking out against the Trump administration for proposing to roll back protections for wetlands and streams. In December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed changes to its definition of “waters of the […]

  • Door County Historical Museum Opens for 80th Season

    The Door County Historical Museum will open May 1 for its 80th season. The Chicago Tribune chose it as the Best Small Museum in the Midwest, and it continues to attract visitors from around the world. Each of its four main viewing areas highlights a different aspect of Door County history. The front room (the […]

  • Commentary: The Town of Sevastopol Is a Smooth-Running Operation

    by Randy Nesbitt, Attorney, Pinkert Law Firm I was invited to provide legal advice to the Town of Sevastopol at its annual meeting on April 16, and I would like to applaud the Town Board for its smooth and efficient operation. Having attended town meetings for three decades, I have come to realize that town […]

  • Cannabis Activist Sees Major Impediments to Reform

    Last November, 16 referenda on medical and recreational marijuana passed in various municipalities around the state. In April, the Village of Egg Harbor and the City of Sturgeon Bay voted in favor of medical and recreational marijuana. Various polls in the state have shown widespread support for medical and recreational marijuana legalization. At its 86th […]

  • By the Numbers: Notre Dame Cathedral

    Following the April 15 fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, we looked at some numbers associated with the iconic Parisian landmark. 13 The weight in tons of the grand Emmanuel Bell. It is tuned to F sharp. 120 The average number of minutes a visitor had to wait to tour the cathedral. 157 The width in […]

  • Tour the Sturgeon Bay School Greenhouse May 1

    Sturgeon Bay School District staff and students will host tours of the recently completed school greenhouse on May 1, 3:30-6 pm. The tour hosts will share their growing and learning experiences in this living classroom. Call Natalie Townsend or Jenny Spude at 746.2800 to learn more, or read about the greenhouse in Door County Living’s […]

  • Bills to Watch: Wetland Mitigation, Plastic Bags, Pesticides

    SP-169 Wetland Mitigation The Department of Natural Resources allows a development to dredge or fill a wetland as long as the development compensates for the action in one of three ways: by purchasing credits from a mitigation bank located in this state, by participating in the in-lieu-of-fee subprogram or by completing mitigation within the same […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens Proposes 10-year Renewal of Knowles-Nelson

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens announced on Earth Day that he has submitted a budget motion request to the Joint Finance Committee that would reauthorize the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program for an additional 10 years. “I have heard from many of my constituents, and their voices have been loud and clear: Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to […]

  • 4-H Small Animal Sale and Swap May 4

    The Door County 4-H Small Animal Committee is sponsoring its 17th annual Small Animal Sale and Swap on May 4, 7-11 am, at the Door County Co-op Country Store, 317 Green Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay. The event is open to the public. Vendors are welcomed but must meet all applicable state regulations. Pulorum testing […]

  • 2018 Farm Bill Increases Loan Limits

    The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that agricultural producers can borrow through direct and guaranteed loans from the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) and made changes such as micro and emergency loans. Farm loans help producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. “As natural disasters, trade disruptions and persistent pressure on commodity prices continue […]

  • Municipal Meetings: April 26 – May 2

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: April 30 – Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee, 4 pm. County of Door: May 2 – Highway Safety Commission, 9 am. Town of Gardner: April 29 – Plan Commission, 6:30 pm. Town of Gibraltar: May 1 – town board, 7 pm. Town of Jacksonport: April 29 – road review, 8 […]

  • Sevastopol Pays Last of Debt on Town Hall

    The Town of Sevastopol is debt free! At the town’s annual meeting on April 16, Chair Dan Woelfel announced that the final payment on the town-hall loan was made March 1. Back in 2008, with a population of 2,600, Sevastopol voters agreed that it was time for the town to regain a physical presence. Sevastopol […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: April Snowstorms and Libel

    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 April 24, 1874 THE great need of this section about now is a man with brains enough to construct an Almanac with Spring placed where it […]

  • First Steps Taken for Adult Drug Treatment Court

    Ever since David Weber replaced retired Door County Circuit Court Judge Peter Diltz in 2016, Weber has been interested in bringing an Adult Drug Treatment Court to the county. Now, he said, all the right people are in place to make it happen. He and the team that will be a part of the system […]

  • Fish Creek Highway Construction Update Meeting May 6

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announced a construction-update meeting to discuss upcoming work on Highway 42 from Bluff Lane to Gibraltar Road in Fish Creek. The meeting will begin at 5 pm on May 6 in the Gibraltar Middle School Gym. The proposed improvements include roadway resurfacing, adding sidewalk and lighting, curb […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: April 26 – May 2

    GIBRALTAR Baseball April 27 vs. NEW Lutheran, 10 am April 30 @ Sevastopol, 5 pm May 3 vs. Algoma, 5 pm Softball April 27 vs. NEW Lutheran, 10 am April 29 @ Valders, 4:30 pm April 30 @ Sevastopol, 5 pm May 3 vs. Algoma, 5 pm Girls Soccer April 30 @ Marinette, 4:30 pm […]

  • Door to Nature: Plants in the Arum Family

    We’re looking forward to the spring flowers that will soon carpet the woods – first in the upland hardwoods – with delicate petals of many colors. One plant that my late husband, Roy, and I always thought of as the native harbinger of spring is the skunk cabbage, which grows in cold, low, wet areas. I found […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Naïve

    Assembly speaker Robin Vos attacked Governor Tony Evers as naïve for thinking he could make changes to Wisconsin’s deal with Foxconn. Talk about “the pot calling the kettle black”. The Republicans have promised Foxconn $4 billion and have received in return a guarantee of nothing. Foxconn gave a vague commitment to build some sort of […]

  • DCA Announces 2019 Season

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) announces its 2019 performance schedule, featuring a diverse array of performers. “It’s a big season,” DCA Executive Director Cari Lewis said. “With our longtime fall resident company, Northern Sky Theater, moving into its new home this fall, we gained six to seven weeks of programming time, so we were able to […]

  • ‘Salon of High School Art’

    By Polly Fitz A family trip to Costa Rica inspired 18-year-old Haley Dawson to paint “Mahi Mahi,” one of three art pieces she has on display as part of the Miller Art Museum’s Salon of Door County High School Art. Dawson’s sister likes fish, so she asked Dawson to paint one of the tropical varieties […]

  • Hal Prize Q&A: 2018 Hal Prize Fiction Winner

    Since 1998, the Peninsula Pulse has been memorializing Hal Grutzmacher through our Hal Prize contest in literature, prose and photography. The contest brings in accomplished writers and photographers to judge the hundreds of submissions from the community and beyond. The deadline to submit work for the 2019 Hal Prize is May 1. Visit to […]

  • Bestseller List: April 26, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. The American Agent by Jacqueline Winspear3. Women Talking by Miriam Toews4. Metropolis by Philip Kerr5. There There by Tommy Orange HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Educated by Tara Westover2. Becoming by Michelle Obama3. Working by Robert A. Caro4. Save Me the Plums: My Gourmet Memoir by Ruth Reichl5. […]

  • Acoustic Duo Open Tab Returns to Beer Festival

    Open Tab’s story is as much about love as it is about music. Love is the common thread that brought the duo together at a bar in 2014. Their chance encounter turned into marriage a year later, with a joint music career to follow. From Wausau, Carmyn and Nick Hoen perform acoustically, creating their own […]

  • Musical Comedy ‘Hello! My Baby’ Will Charm at DCA May 3-5

    Remember those exciting days a hundred years ago on Tin Pan Alley in New York City when musicians such as Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin and Eubie Blake began their careers as teenagers, plugging their latest songs by hawking sheet music on street corners, in shops and saloons? No, probably not. But you can […]

  • 2019 Smelt Run Brings Back Memories of ‘Good Old Days’

    One of the best rainbow-smelt runs in years had seasoned smelters scrambling last week to find drop nets, dip nets and seines stored in barns, basements, garages and sheds. As the word spread by phone, sport-shop talk and social media posts, Kewaunee and Door County piers, creek mouths and bays attracted men, women and children […]

  • The Prolific Joe Lansdale

    The first time I came across the writing of Joe R. Lansdale was in a 1987 collection of short stories called The Black Lizard Anthology of Crime Fiction. The brief bio accompanying “The Pit” – his story in the collection – read, “Joe R. Lansdale has written so well in so many genres [that] publishers aren’t […]

  • Cheers!: There’s No Disputin’ Old Rasputin

    I know I’ve probably done this beer before, but I saw Old Rasputin looking down at me from the shelf like I owed him money or something, so I thought it was time to revisit the Mad Monk and his Russian Imperial Stout from North Coast Brewing of Fort Bragg, California. This is a big, […]

  • High Costs Delay Eagle Tower Reconstruction

    When the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) dismantled Eagle Tower in 2016, officials said it would be extremely expensive to reconstruct it in accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It turns out that the expense is even greater than expected. The lowest bid for the project came in at $3.6 […]

  • AMVETS Post 51 Award Prizes to St. Peters Kindergarten Students

    AMVETS Post 51 has awarded prizes to three kindergarten students from St. Peters Lutheran School for their participation in the AMVETS Americanism flag-coloring contest, a patriotic program the organization offers schools and youth organizations to teach children in kindergarten through fifth grade about American heritage, civics and citizenship.It includes a series of contests in which […]

  • Farm Technology Days Awards Scholarships

    Coming up on the second year since the Kewaunee County Wisconsin Farm Technology Days took place, the first students who will receive Second Half Scholarships have been selected. Funds are awarded to students who are now in the second half of their respective postsecondary education program. Scholarships will go to Carmen Haack (Algoma graduate, attending […]

  • Board of Realtors’ Raise $4,000 for Charity

    The Door County Board of Realtors’ annual day of charity this year raised $4,000 through Bowling for Sunflowers. The event benefited Sunflower Cottage, which will put the money in a scholarship fund to help those in financial need.

  • Historical Society Hosts Trivia Night Fundraiser

    The Sister Bay Historical Society is hosting a trivia night on May 9, 6:30 pm, at the Northern Grill in Sister Bay. Dick Burress will emcee the evening of fun, community engagement and general trivia questions in six categories. A spaghetti dinner is included in the ticket price. The historical society is working on outreach […]

  • Gibraltar Legion Baseball Host Fish-Fry Fundraiser

    Join the Gibraltar Legion Baseball Team for a fish-fry fundraiser on May 5, 3-6:30 pm, at Alexander’s in Fish Creek. Dinner includes whitefish, boiled potatoes and onions, coleslaw, rye bread, dessert and drinks, and hot dogs will be available. Northern Door fishers will donate the whitefish. All proceeds will go to the baseball program. No […]

  • Southern Door School Hosts Blood Drive on May 2

    The Southern Door Student Council and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive on May 2, 9 am – 2 pm, in the Southern Door High School gym. Anyone who is at least 17 years of age (or 16 with parental permission), weighs at least 110 pounds and is in good health may donate […]

  • Bret Bicoy Keynote for National Day of Prayer Event in Baileys Harbor

    Bret Bicoy, president and CEO of the Door County Community Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at a National Day of Prayer program on May 2, 8:30-11:30 am, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. It will include a continental breakfast, presentation of colors for the church in America and table discussions. This year’s theme is […]

  • Money Management Counselors Hold 7th Annual Trolley-tour Fundraiser

    The nonprofit Money Management Counselors will hold its seventh annual trolley-tour fundraising event on May 1, 5:30-9:30 pm. Travel by Door County Trolleys from downtown Sturgeon Bay to von Stiehl Winery and Ahnapee Brewery in Algoma for tastings; then travel to Stone Harbor Resort for heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine pull with prizes, 50/50 raffle and […]

  • WPT Holds First Online-only Auction

    Wisconsin Public Television invites viewers to click, bid and win May 1 through May 14 during its first online-only auction: a fun chance to win a wide variety of merchandise and services suited to a range of budgets and tastes. The online auction at features donations from businesses and individuals across Wisconsin and surrounding […]

  • National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Opens New Hall

    The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help will be able to welcome more visitors following the blessing and dedication of the new Mother of Mercy Hall on April 28. The public is invited to the first mass and blessing and to hear guest speaker Drew Mariani, a Catholic radio host on Relevant Radio. […]

  • Roundtable Discussion at Sunshine House Focus on the Senior and Disabled Population

    Sunshine House staff members are hosting roundtable-style conversations that are open to the public to help them understand what the community needs and whether Sunshine House should consider new services and programs for Door County’s senior and disabled population. The discussions will take place at Sunshine House, 55 W. Yew St., Sturgeon Bay, on April […]

  • DCHS: Digging-Dog Tips

    The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus is currently housing nearly 30 dogs from other shelters to assist them as they work through an animal-health situation (visit to learn more), so WHS Door County is temporarily closed for adoptions. It will resume regular adoption processes soon. In the meantime, keep these tips in […]

  • Trivia: Who is the Greek goddess of running?

    Question: Who is the Greek goddess of running? Answer: Atalanta. Her father abandoned her at birth. Later in life, when they reconnected, he wanted to marry her off. Atalanta didn’t think much of that idea, but she said she would marry the suitor who could outrun her. She beat all except Hippomenes, who cheated in […]

  • Server of the Week: Laura Race

    There is a fab girl at the bar,At Shipwrecked Brew Pub, she’s the star.Her name is Laura, and she’s so great.Go visit with her – she’ll tell it straight.When she’s in town, she’ll pour your beer,But there’s more to her than this career:She paints and crafts and takes art courses,And she loves to train and […]

  • Overheard and Shout-Outs: April 26, 2019

    OVERHEARD Are there tidbits 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? “You know how you can usually distinguish bad breath from a fart? I couldn’t.” “Would you like to touch my domino?” “If […]

  • Manners Matter: Screaming Kids

    Dear Mary Pat, I was visiting Florida over Easter break, and every time I turned around, a young toddler was having a tantrum. I’m not talking about a little crying or whining; I’m talking full-on nuclear meltdowns: screaming at pitches that could pierce eardrums, little bodies flopping down on the ground in rage and red […]

  • Framed: Gibraltar Elementary Field Trip

    Nearly 40 Gibraltar fourth-graders, parents and teachers took a field trip to Madison on April 17 to visit the State Capitol. They toured the rotunda and the chambers of the Supreme Court, Assembly and Senate. This was the first group of 2019 to be able to access the observation deck. Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin […]

  • Third Avenue Playhouse Announces Summer Season

    Third Avenue Playhouse has announced its acting company and student interns for the 2019 summer season. The season begins with The Absolute Brilliance of Leonard Pelkey, May 16 – June 9. A detective unravels the story of Leonard Pelkey, a tenaciously optimistic and flamboyant 14-year-old boy who goes missing. Alan Kopischke stars, and Robert Boles […]

  • St. John Bosco Presents ‘Little Mermaid Jr.’

    A cast of 41 St. John Bosco students led by teacher and director Bruce Newbern will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. in the St. John Bosco school gym on April 26, 7 pm; and April 27, 2 pm. The fun, 70-minute “Under the Sea” musical is designed for middle-school-aged performers and is based on […]

  • Crossroads Trail Run/Walk June 22

    The 10th annual, family-friendly Crossroads Trail Run/Walk will be held on June 22 at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. Be one of the participants of all ages who come together for this 2K, 5K or 10K event on the trails of a 200-acre preserve. The course follows the perimeter trail […]

  • Maritime Museum Opens Properties May 1

    The Door County Maritime Museum is opening its properties on May 1 for the 2019 season. Built in 1919, the tugboat John Purves is open in Sturgeon Bay for 45-minute tours through the end of October. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Purves, the museum is also offering a limited number of special […]

  • Life Re-emerges at Crossroads

    On April 27, 1 pm, hike to Big Creek to see whether you can spot any fish. There’s a good chance of seeing suckers this time of year. Meet in the Collins Learning Center. On April 29, 7 pm, join John Dettmers, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission’s director of fishery management and coordination, for part […]

  • Hike at Peninsula State Park

    Join a Peninsula State Park naturalist for a hike along Skyline Trail on April 27, 10 to 11:30 am. Leatherleaf, a pretty shrub with yellow blossoms, should be blooming; migrating shorebirds may be visible at the outset; then it’s into the woods for a walk past the historic girls-camp site and up to Sven’s Bluff. […]

  • New Home for Jazzercise

    Jazzercise Sturgeon Bay ( has a new home in the former Jaycee Hall, newly renovated by P.A.T.H. of Door County, and located at 340 Jaycee Court in Sturgeon Bay. “We will offer our students a larger space with a wood floor and ample parking,” said instructor Leslie Glazier-Werner. “In response to customer requests, we’ll be […]

  • Survey for Parents to Inform DCPCF

    The UW-Madison Division of Extension Door County, in partnership with the Door County Partnership for Children and Families (DCPCF), is conducting a short survey for parents and guardians of children in the Door County area. The DCPCF strives to help children succeed by working with partner organizations and supporting families.   With the insights gleaned […]

  • ‘Be Healthy at Any Age’ Presentation May 19

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry ( continues its Community Health Information Programs on May 19, 4 pm, at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay with a presentation by Dr. Kay Thieryl, “Be Healthy at Any Age: The Power of Lifestyle Medicine.” Your lifestyle can help you stay healthy as you age so that you […]

  • Door County Wellness Festival May 10-12

    With pharmaceutical prices rising and health-care costs a common conversation topic, people are exploring alternative health-care practices and examining their diet. Now Door County will celebrate its burgeoning wellness scene at the Door County Wellness Festival, May 10-12, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. The Friends of the Pavilion will welcome practitioners of natural […]

  • Suicide-Prevention Training

    You may save a life through suicide-prevention training. Prevent Suicide Door County-Nathan Wilson Coalition invites the community to a free, one-hour training session on QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) suicide prevention with certified QPR presenters Monica Nelson and Bonnie Connolly. It will be held May 1, 2:30-3:30 pm, in the Rock Island Room of the […]

  • Dr. Jennifer Olson Discusses Oral Health

    Prince of Peace Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, will continue its Fireside Chats health-topics series on April 28 with Dr. Jennifer Olson discussing oral health. The public is invited. Allow 45 to 60 minutes for this free talk, which will conclude with a Q&A. Healthy Way Market of Sturgeon Bay will provide light […]

  • Sound of Soul/HU Chant

    The Wisconsin Satsang Society, a chartered affiliate of Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom, will sponsor another Sound of Soul/HU Chant on April 27, 2-3 pm. Experience chanting HU (a sacred sound and ancient mantra), contemplative time and spiritual conversation with others of like heart. This spiritual, nondenominational experience will be held at the Sturgeon […]

  • The Barney Fun Run: A Refresher Course on Joyful Running

    How often has exercising become a strain on your schedule or just another obligation to check off? For me, it happens more often than I’d like to admit, especially now that I live here in Door County, where running trails and quiet, curving cycling roads seem endless. Perhaps it’s too many years of training for […]

  • Small Forest to Honor Earth and Arbor Days

    The two-generation duo Small Forest is proud to offer a free concert to honor Earth Day and Arbor Day on April 27, 7 pm, at Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavilion. The performance is part of the Every Day Is Earth Day Festival. Known for their poetic lyrics and exquisite harmonies, Marybeth Mattson and Jeanne Kuhns create […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Girls Win Packerland Relays

    Track The Sturgeon Bay girls track team won the Packerland Conference Relays Thursday. The Clippers scored 118.5 points, Kewaunee placed second with 114.5 and Algoma came in third with 69. First-place finishers for the Clippers: 3×1600-meter relay – Ashley Alberts, Morgan Reinhardt and Nalano Bicoy 3×100-meter high hurdles relay – Alyssa Brendemuehl, Alexa Nelson and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Sweeps Door County Classic Track Meet

    The Sturgeon Bay boys and girls track teams swept the team titles at the Door County Classic Monday at Gibraltar. In the girls meet the Clippers won the title with 99 points, Sevastopol was second with 99 and Southern Door and Gibraltar followed with 49 and 38 points, respectively. The Clippers scored 92.5 points in […]

  • April 22 Prep Baseball, Softball, Soccer Results

    Baseball Peshtigo 1, Sturgeon Bay 0 Brody Heroux’s sacrifice fly in the sixth inning scored the game’s only run and lifted Peshtigo to a 1-0 win over Sturgeon Bay in a Packerland Conference baseball matchup Monday. Peshtigo’s Nick Nielson and Sturgeon Bay’s Trent Ehlers locked up in a classic pitchers battle. Nielson allowed only two […]

  • New Work by John Odin Jensen: ‘Stories from the Wreckage’

    Every shipwreck has a story that extends far beyond its tragic end. Retired marine archaeologist John Odin Jensen dives into such tales in the Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) Press’s newest history, Stories from the Wreckage: A Great Lakes Maritime History Inspired by Shipwrecks. Jensen mined the archaeological evidence and historic records from a selection of […]

  • IPPY Award Winners

    Two Wisconsin Historical Society Press books have earned gold medals in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards – the IPPY Awards. Somos Latinas, a collection of oral histories documenting the lives and work of Wisconsin Latina activists, by Andreas-Teresa Arenas and Eloisa Gomez, won in the Women’s Issues category. How to Make a Life: A […]

  • New Book by Bruce H. Joffe: ‘Expat: Leaving the USA for Good’

    In an unprecedented time of turmoil and political chaos creating personal conflicts and public confusion, increasing numbers of Americans are considering moving out of their country. That’s the subject of EXPAT: Leaving the USA for Good, the latest book by former Sturgeon Bay pastor and retailer Bruce H. Joffe, who now lives in Portugal and […]

  • New Door County Cookbook

    Karen Buhk has kept her traditional family recipes alive in Happiness Is Homemade in Door County, a cookbook that contains recipes for more than 50 delicious desserts and meals from the past to the present. Photographs by her granddaughter-in-law, Sandy Buhk, make this cookbook even more special. Karen Buhk spent her childhood watching her grandmother […]

  • Linden Gallery Closes after 24 Years

    Brian and Jeanee Linden have decided to sell their Ellison Bay gallery and building and devote their attention to expanding projects in China. The Lindens bought the former Trinity Lutheran Church in 1995. Although they were living in Taiwan at the time, they wanted to share their passion for Asian history with people back home. […]

  • Art Scarves at Turtle Ridge

    Scarves – in many styles and made of varied fibers – have been worn since ancient times. In Door County, cool nights make scarves and shawls valuable wardrobe items. Turtle Ridge Gallery ( has long been a source of handmade scarves in pieced silk, dyed and felted merino wool, knitted and crocheted. This spring, Turtle Ridge […]

  • Door County Potters’ Guild Presents Annual Studio Tour

    This year the guild’s nine-studio tour will feature handmade plates and platters May 4-5, 10 am – 5 pm. Each gallery has its own distinctive styles and techniques, ranging from traditional wood firing to contemporary experiments with form and color. Enjoy a variety of refreshments and beautiful new works as you travel around the tour sites. […]

  • Ellison Bay Pottery Opens for 45th Year

    Ellison Bay Pottery begins its 45th year with a soft opening on May 1. John Dietrich bought Driftwood Farms in 1974 and transformed it into a must-visit pottery studio and gallery. Over the years, he has created his own distinctive style, and his functional “art for everyday” is not his only passion: Dietrich has also […]

  • ‘Art of Water III’ in Algoma, May 3-5

    Art Algoma invites the public to join more than 150 regional and national artists celebrating “our most vital resource” throughout downtown Algoma during the Art of Water III. Inspired by Algoma’s beautiful Lake Michigan coastline, the event focuses on the conservation and protection of water. On May 3, Art of Water III features opening receptions, […]

  • Thursday Door County High School Sports Results

    Baseball Sturgeon Bay defeated host Gibraltar 3-0 in a Packerland Conference baseball matchup Thursday. Jake Schneider was the winning pitcher in a duel with Gibraltar’s Eric Hoyerman. Schneider tossed a complete-game, three-hitter, struck out four and walked two. Hoyerman pitched 5 ⅔ innings and allowed six hits and three earned runs. “Solid performance by Jake […]

  • Obituary: Virginia “Ginny” L. Nairn

    Aug. 26, 1946 – April 17, 2019  Virginia “Ginny” L. Nairn, 72, of Egg Harbor, formerly of the Milwaukee area, died at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay following a sudden illness. She was born in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Donald and Leta (Von Der Sump) Nairn. Her childhood was spent in Franklin. Following high school, Ginny […]

  • Obituary: Donald E. Malley

    Sept. 11, 1931 – April 18, 2019 Donald Edward Malley, 87, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, to Edwin and Loretta (Lemberger) Malley. Don graduated from Manitowoc High School in 1950. He enlisted in the Air Force after high school and was stationed […]

  • Obituary: Lorraine P. Goode

    Aug. 25, 1922 – April 16, 2019 Lorraine P. Goode, 96, formerly of Ephraim and the Good Samaritan Society–Scandia Village in Sister Bay, died peacefully in Sister Bay. She was born in Sussex to George R. and Laura E. Podolske and grew up with her brother Raymond Podolske. Lorry, as she liked to be called, […]

  • Obituary: Diana Lee Blagdon

    Aug. 21, 1947 – April 15, 2019 Diana Lee Blagdon, 71, of Ellison Bay died at home. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, daughter of the late Richard and Ruth Pickens. Diana graduated with the Class of 1965 from Arvada West High School in Arvada, Colorado. She then went on to study at Pittsburg State […]

  • PODCAST: One-on-One with Goose & Twigs, Green Lodging, Coffee Shop, and Marketplace

    Andrew Kleidon and Aleah Kidd are joined by Gustavo “Goose” Gallardo and Chef Jamie Dahlin from Goose & Twigs, a new LEED certified Hotel, Cafe, and Marketplace in Sister Bay.