Peninsula Pulse – April 28-May 5, 2017

In this issue

  • CrossFit Gym Opens in Sturgeon Bay

    Door County residents will now have a local CrossFit center at their fingertips as CrossFit Armati opened its doors April 10. Owner and area chiropractor Derek Grenfell is excited about a new fitness opportunity for the area. “The response to CrossFit Armati has been overwhelmingly positive,” Grenfell said in regard to activity on the gym’s […]

  • DCMC Accepts New Patients as of April 1

    As of April 1, Drs. Kelton Reitz and Richard Hogan, along with Dr. Paul Board, began accepting new patients into their practices at the Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Clinic in Sturgeon Bay. Each physician will partner with a nurse practitioner to better serve patients and ensure that doctors are free to handle critical issues, […]

  • Jacksonport Farmers Market to Start mid-May

    Jacksonport will have a farmers market this year and it’s scheduled to begin May 16. Local growers find that they have early varieties and look forward to greeting regular customers as soon as they will have produce available. The Jacksonport Farmers Market will be held at Lakeside Park on Tuesday mornings. It’ll be held through […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Protect Plum and Pilot Islands

    Most Door County visitors go to Washington Island or at least take the “curvy road to Northport.” In any case, they see the lighthouse and keeper’s house on Plum Island across Death’s Door. If they go to the island, they see the former lifesaving station on Plum. They may have spotted Pilot Island and its […]

  • Tanya Godsey to Perform at National Day of Prayer

    This year’s National Day of Prayer, May 4, features the music of award-winning singer-songwriter Tanya Godsey at The Master’s Cup Coffee House, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay. The evening show is part of The Master’s Cup Coffee House concert series. Godsey will begin sharing her music at 6:30 pm, but the public is […]

  • 57th Annual Garden Walk Scheduled for Late July

    The 57th annual Door County House and Garden Walk is scheduled for July 25, 9 am – 5 pm. This event is hosted by the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary. This year, in addition to the wonderful array of homes and gardens, they will have some new activities to make the event even more enjoyable. […]

  • Catholic Financial Life Chapter 213 Event Supports Local Charity

    Catholic Financial Life Chapter 213 – Sturgeon Bay hosted the St. Patrick’s Day Fling on March 17 in Sturgeon Bay. The event raised funds to support Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County, with matching funds from Catholic Financial Life’s Corporate Office. For more information call 920.743.7800.

  • Your Reps in the News: April 28, 2017

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after joining WEDC and local leaders for a Fab Lab announcement at Southern Door High School: “I had the honor and privilege of joining the WEDC Vice President of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Aaron Hagar and local leaders yesterday as they visited Southern Door High School to […]

  • Sonny Perdue Sworn In as Secretary of Agriculture

    Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st U.S. Secretary of Agriculture by fellow Georgian and Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Clarence Thomas in a brief ceremony on April 25 at the Supreme Court building. The U.S. Senate confirmed Secretary Perdue by a vote of 87-to-11 on Monday evening. After Secretary Perdue took […]

  • Door County Buy Local Holds Mixer at Island Orchard Cider

    On May 3, Door County Buy Local will hold a business networking mixer at Island Orchard Cider in Ellison Bay. The event will feature tours of their production facility and tasting room, as well as samples of their products, along with samples from Door County Love Artisan Granola. Bob Purman from Island Orchard Cider and […]

  • Hope United Welcomes Scholar-in-Residence, David Gottlieb

    On May 1, Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay will welcome David Gottlieb as its second Scholar-in-Residence. Gottlieb is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Chicago Divinity School. In addition to his doctoral studies, he is the co-founder and executive director of Full Circle Communities, Inc., a not-for-profit developer of affordable […]

  • Join the Gibraltar Baseball Team for Annual Fundraiser and Bone Marrow Registry Event

    “Give a spit” and join Seth Johnson at the Gibraltar baseball team’s annual fish fry fundraiser and Be The Match bone marrow registry event. Seth is paying it forward in honor of his friend Bo Johnson’s (would be) 18th birthday. He would like people to join the “Be The Match” bone marrow registry. Come give […]

  • Angler Reels in 20-Pound Trout, Wins Tournament

    Steve Nooyen displays his winning 20.35-pound, 36-inch long brown trout caught last weekend during the Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament. Nooyen easily won the contest. The second-place fish weighed 16.33 pounds and was caught by Aaron Brazil. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Bank of Luxemburg Holds Grand Opening in Celebration of New Location

    Bank of Luxemburg will host a grand opening celebration, May 1 – 6, of their new Kewaunee location at 980 Marquette Drive. The weeklong festivities will begin with a ribbon cutting at 10 am on May 1. Activities and specials will continue through the week. The public is welcome to attend all grand opening activities […]

  • Hainesville Lutheran Church Hosts Salad Lunch Fundraiser

    The annual Hainesville Lutheran Church Salad Lunch will be held May 17 at noon. At this church fundraiser a variety of homemade salads will be served. The cost is $10. Tickets can be purchased from Marla Vogel (920.427.8155) or at the door. Hainesville Lutheran Church is located at 3944 County M, off of County C, […]

  • DCHS Enrolls in Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge

    From May 2 to June 1, Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is enrolled in the Michelson Found Animals Saving Pets Challenge. This challenge has more than 500 animal welfare organizations competing to see which group can raise the most money for their organization in 30 days. All competing organizations receive the money they raise online, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Say No to Proposed Wisconsin Medicaid Waiver Request

    At HELP of Door County, Inc. we are aware of Governor Walker’s plans to submit a waiver to the federal government requesting that certain Medicaid enrollees be subjected to drug testing, premiums, coverage limits (including a 48-month eligibility limit) and other requirements to receive benefits. As advocates for those individuals trying to escape from lives […]

  • Southern Door High School Induct New Alumni into the Hall of Fame

    Southern Door High School will induct Gary Chaudoir and Tammy Sternard in the Alumni Hall of Fame on May 12 at 1:30 pm at Southern Door Community Auditorium. The public is invited to attend. The district will honor Gary Chaudoir (Class of 1965) and Tammy (Weckler) Sternard (Class of 1988). Both honorees are outstanding role […]

  • Blood of the Cherry. O'so Brewing. Cheers!

    Cheers!: Do I Look Like a Sourpuss?

    An ambulance flashed its red light right outside my window as I cracked open a corked bomber bottle of Blood of the Cherry from O’so Brewing of Plover, Wis. Is that some sort of omen? Probably not, but it is rather disturbing to see that emergency light flashing just as I sit down to enjoy […]

  • Science Snippet: Caffeine Most Used Psychoactive Drug

    What is the most widely used psychoactive drug in the world? At sufficiently high doses it is a drug that can be lethal, but to die from an overdose, a person would have to drink 50-100 cups of coffee each day. Yes, by this time you’ve guessed that the drug is caffeine. It acts on […]

  • The EAA to Host Young-Eagles Rally at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport

    Area youngsters, ages 8 to 17, will have a chance to take to the skies on May 20 as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Warbirds Squadron hosts a Young Eagles Rally at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport. The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. “Free airplane rides are […]

  • Emergency Vehicle Fun Day May 20

    Emergency Vehicle Fun Day will be held from 11 am to 3 pm at Cherryland Airport on Saturday, May 20. This year kids will be able to sit in a police car, fire truck, ambulance, U.S. Coast Guard boat, as well as see Eagle Helicopter III and Civil Air Patrol aircraft. There is also the […]

  • StageKids One Act Play Festival Features Door County High School Talents

    The StageKids One Act Play Festival runs for three performances from April 28 to 30. Each of the four one-act plays features Door County high school students. The four short plays are selections of both comedy and drama. All plays are directed by Robert Boles, Third Avenue Playhouse’s (TAP) co-artistic director. TAP’s StageKids program is […]

  • Community Foundation to Unveil Discuss Door County Final Report at Public Reception

    The Community Foundation invites the community to a public reception for the unveiling of the Discuss Door County: Growing Older in Door County Community Statement. The reception is May 9, 5 – 7 pm, at Hope United Church in Sturgeon Bay. The Final Report and artwork will be unveiled. Discuss Door County is the banner […]

  • Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce Seeks Nominations for Shanty Days 2017 Honoree

    The Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for a Shanty Days 2017 Honoree. The committee, as well as the community, has enjoyed honoring a special resident/business owner for many years. In addition to the honoree luncheon host by Algoma’s mayor, the honoree has a prominent part in Saturday’s parade and is acknowledged in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: No Deal!

    In response to the threat to shut down the government next week unless Democrats in Congress vote to fund The Wall in return for minor concessions in a revised health care bill, please ask Rep. Gallagher to speak against this travesty. First, the rumored revisions in AHCA will not have been vetted by the Office […]

  • YMCA Hosts Inaugural Birth & Baby Expo

    The inaugural Door and Kewaunee counties Birth & Baby Expo is May 6, 11 am – 1 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA. This free event was created to bring a greater awareness to the local resources available to growing families in our community. Some of the resources at this event include childbirth educators, doulas, […]

  • Frontenac Blanc. Parallel 44 Winery.

    Parallel 44 Releases New Wine

    Over the past decade Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery has made its mark in the Wisconsin wine industry by producing award-winning wines with grapes that are grown in Wisconsin. Recently Parallel 44, in honor of its’ 10th anniversary, released a new wine made with a brand new grape varietal. This brand new varietal called, Frontenac […]

  • UW Extension-Door County and the Aging & Disability Resource Center Offer Communication Skills Workshops

    If you’d like to learn how to prepare for your friend or family member’s medical appointments, consider joining Care Talks, a new series of communication skills workshops for people who help a friend or family member with their health care. Workshops cover a variety of topics and can help you learn how to: prepare for […]

  • Lending a Hand at the Alpine Ski Racing World Cup Finals

    Football has its Super Bowl, golf has its Masters, baseball has its World Series, soccer has its World Cup, and alpine ski racing has the World Cup Finals. This is the epitome of alpine ski racing, where competitors compete in these disciplines: Downhill, Super G, Slalom, Giant Slalom and Team Slalom. For most, watching it […]

  • Kewaunee County High Schools Partner with NWTC and KCEDC to Offer More College Credit Courses

    High school students in Kewaunee County will now have access to more college credit courses in high school through a partnership between Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and the Algoma, Kewaunee and Luxemburg-Casco school districts along with the Kewaunee County Economic Development Corporation (KCEDC). On April 27, NWTC President Dr. Jeff Rafn along with the […]

  • Municipal Meetings: April 28 – May 5

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The common council meets at noon on May 2. County of Door: The Highway Safety Commission meets at 9 am on May 4. The Resource Planning Committee meets at 2 pm on May 4. Town of Baileys Harbor: The assessment roll for the Town of Baileys Harbor for the […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: April 28, 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? “Coming to work with bugs in your hair? Yeah. You’re totally eco chic.” “There are no secrets in Door County!” “That’s drunk […]

  • Bay Property Services Members Receive CMCA

    Bryan Kuehn and Alan Duessler of Bay Property Services of Door County LLC have earned the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) designation by the Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB). The board administers the CMCA examination, a rigorous test that measures knowledge of community management best practices. Bay Property Services of Door County […]

  • 5th Annual Gala Wine and Beer Tasting Trolley Tour Scheduled

    The fifth annual Gala Wine and Beer Tasting Trolley Tour, benefitting Money Management Counselors/FISC, is set for May 10, 5:30 – 9:30 pm. The following stops will be made: wine tasting at Orchard Country Winery, beer tasting at Door County Brewing Co., and heavy hors d’oeuvres at Stone Harbor Resort. The cost is $50 per […]

  • Behind the Miller’s Salon of Door County High School Art

    The Miller Art Museum once again gives the community a glimpse into the inner workings of local art classrooms with the opening of the 43rd Annual Salon of Door County High School Art. A highlight of the Miller’s exhibition calendar, the Salon opened April 22 and highlights the work of 107 students from the county’s […]

  • Door County PBS Companies Receive Top Honors from Chief Buildings of Grand Island, Neb

    Door County based PBS Companies has received the top honor in the 2016 Warehouse Distribution category from Chief Buildings of Grand Island, Neb. This award was received for the design and construction of the Midwest headquarters of Al-Amin Brothers Transportation. The 35,000 sq. ft. building includes 20-acre site development, corporate offices, refrigerated distribution and frozen […]

  • Featured Pet: Mila

    This is Mila, a beautiful, four-month-old black cat with deep golden eyes. She is a very loving, affectionate and playful girl. When Mila first came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) she was very fearful. She is shy when meeting someone new and it takes some time for her to warm up, but she […]

  • United Methodist Host Presentation on Eye Health and Sight Problems

    On May 2 at 1 pm, Angela Zalig from the Office of the Blind and Visually Impaired will visit Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church to talk about “Keeping Our Eyes Healthy.” She will also have some tips on dealing with sight problems in everyday life. The church is located at 836 Michigan Street. Everyone is […]

  • H-2B Visa Cap Could Close Door County Businesses

    Correction: Lynn Zawojski is the owner of Sunnypoint Landscape with her husband Dave, not Sunnypoint Gardens, as originally stated in the article. Sunnypoint Gardens is owned by Tony and Kori Zawojski. The “Buy American, Hire American” executive order signed by President Donald Trump in Kenosha on April 18 could mean the closure of some Door County businesses […]

  • Jak’s Place Offers Free Professionally Facilitated Support Group

    Jak’s Place is offering a free, professionally facilitated support group led by a member of the Green Bay Vet Center. The Combat Veterans Support Group will assist combat veterans having trouble adjusting to civilian life. All veterans are welcome; they can share some of the same experiences in a safe and confidential setting. The Combat […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Family Planning Funding is Needed

    Defunding Planned Parenthood and cutting back on worldwide family planning funding is a disastrous decision for the future of the world. I was appalled by what I read in Thomas Friedman’s book Thank You for Being Late. World population is projected to increase by 2.4 billion people to 9.7 billion by 2050. The populations of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Letter to President Trump

    Mr. President, As I have stated previously, I am a huge supporter. Yuugge! One of the bigliest in my neighborhood. Every morning I wake up knowing we are one step closer to being “great again” because of your brilliant leadership and incredible showmanship. Your administration is, like, the best reality TV show ever, stocked with […]

  • District Attorney to Consider Storage Shed Break-In Charges

    Charges for a Sturgeon Bay man and an Algoma-area man have been referred to the Door County District Attorney’s Office. The two have been linked to multiple storage unit break-ins dating back from late August 2016 through mid-March 2017. The break-ins occurred at a number of storage unit complexes located in northern and southern Door […]

  • DCHS Announces Therapy Dog Program Class Dates

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) has released their dates for the organization’s next Therapy Dog Program Classes. This program takes household dogs with basic obedience skills and trains them to provide affection and comfort. The program consists of three classes to prepare owners and their canine friends for the Therapy Dog Certification Test. Ron […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: April 28, 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, April 24, 1874 Unconcionable Meanness. Reports come to us of a neighborly (?) quarrel between two residents of the other side of the bay, in which […]

  • Isherwood: Asparagus Stories

    Asparagus stories are of emergent things, to perhaps add newness to this list, and hope, and joy, and daring. Once was when that tribe of farmers used to utter private catechisms on asparagus. Asparagus as the spring tonic if not an omen. Crops and margins and chances of drought predicted by asparagus. Farmers did this […]

  • Door County Historical Museum Opens May 1

    The Door County Historical Museum will open May 1 for its 78th season. The museum was chosen by the Chicago Tribune as the “Best Small Museum in the Midwest” and continues to attract visitors from around the country and around the world. Each of the four main viewing areas within the museum highlights a different […]

  • Crossroads Continues to Celebrate 2017 Earth Week

    Celebrations continue at Crossroads at Big Creek during Celebrate Earth Week 2017. In collaboration with the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network, the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership and the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Crossroads will celebrate both Arbor Day and the Niagara Escarpment. Naturally, Crossroads will plant trees on Arbor […]

  • UU Fellowship Hosts Pianist Kate Boyd

    Pianist Kate Boyd presents a piano recital on April 29, 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County. The program consists of works by J.S. Bach, Frédéric Chopin, and Russian composers Sergei Prokofiev and Sofia Gubaidulina. This performance is a preview of Boyd’s upcoming Carnegie Hall performance on May 17. Boyd is Associate […]

  • Door to Nature: National Arbor Day

    I’m not sure what motivated my dad to be a tree planter and to enjoy trees so much, and perhaps he didn’t know either. But he still had a genuine love of trees to his 90th year of life. There were three trees on the original home property in Kewaunee which he planted about 1935 […]

  • Door County Classic High School Track Meet Results

    April 24, 2017 GIRLS 100 Meter Dash Olivia Wagner, Sevastopol (SE), 13.2 Bria Caldecott, Gibraltar (G), 13.6 Alyssa Delfosse, Southern Door (SD), 13.7 200 Meter Dash Olivia Wagner, SE, 27.2 Bria Caldecott, G, 28.2 Demi Ploor, SE, 28.8 400 Meter Dash Maggie Grota, SD, 1:05.1 Allison Alberts, Sturgeon Bay (SB), 1:05.3 Demi Ploor, SE, 1:05.6 […]

  • State News: Sanctuary City Funding Threat, Abortion Restrictions

    Milwaukee Sheriff Hails DOJ Funding Threat Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is applauding a letter the U.S. Department of Justice sent last week. Milwaukee County was one of nine so-called “sanctuary” communities across the country to get a letter from the DOJ threatening to withhold, suspend or terminate grant funding. The letter asked for proof […]

  • FOPPI Seeks Island Volunteers

    The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) have announced their 2017 workday volunteer opportunities. Transportation will be provided on the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service boat (from Washington Island). Seating in the boat is limited, so contact the volunteer coordinator as soon as possible to reserve a spot. Due to weather and other unforeseen […]

  • By the Numbers: U.S. Presidential Second Terms

    1 Number of U.S. presidents who served two full terms in office non-consecutively. Grover Cleveland was president from 1885 to 1889 and again from 1893 to 1897. 2 Number of U.S. presidents who took the country to war during their second or subsequent terms. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt both campaigned on the platform of […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: The August Sky in May

    by John J. Beck At 3 am on May 25 (assuming clear skies) we can see the same part of the sky as we would from the same location on Aug. 15 at 9:25 pm. How does that work? First some basics. The earth rotates on its axis 360 degrees in 24 hours, and the […]

  • Register Now for Pink Classic Golf Outing

    The Sue Baldwin Fund will hold its 2017 Pink Classic on Sunday, June 4, at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. Proceeds from this tournament support the Sue Baldwin Fund, providing breast and other cancer awareness, prevention, treatment and care for Door County residents who have an economic need. Registration is officially open to golf teams of […]

  • Tavern League Donates to PATH

    Door County Tavern League presented a $250 check to Sandy Cucculi for PATH (Promoting Access To Help) for families with special needs in Door County. This donation will be matched by the Tavern League of Wisconsin Foundation.

  • ALICE Gives Face to Door County’s Working Poor

    By Craig Clayton What percentage of employed Door County full-time residents do you think are either impoverished or one emergency away from going broke? Would you guess one-third? Maybe not. Even people who suddenly reach out for public or nonprofit support for the first time might not guess 12 percent of Door County households earn […]

  • Framed: 2017 Bass Tournament Ends

    Reckless Remedy closed out the 2017 Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament on April 23 with a performance during the final weigh-in and awards ceremony at the fire station. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Rogue Theater Presents “The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge”

    Prom? Mystery? Don’t be spooked away. Come support the arts in our community in the Rogue Theater production of The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge, by J. Robert Wilkins. Performances are scheduled for April 28 at 7 pm and April 30 at 2 pm. It all begins when four high school seniors, Stephanie, Justin, Jennifer, […]

  • DCEDC Releases Home Buyer Assistance Video

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), in partnership with a number of other organizations, recently released a new home buyer assistance video, designed to highlight and promote locally available programs that can provide down payment and/or rehabilitation financial assistance for income-eligible households in Door County. DCEDC has maintained a Workforce Housing Committee for many […]

  • If Your Feet Are Wet: Legacy of the Public Trust Doctrine

    Growing up as a tourist visiting Wisconsin, I used to hear the phrase, “If your feet are wet, you’re not trespassing.” I remember hearing it while walking along the shores of Chambers Island as a kid thinking it was such a funny rule. Little did I know it was a rule steeped in Wisconsin history […]

  • Emerald Ash Borer Threat Grows in Door County

    The inexorable march of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) continues in Door County. The devastating borer was first identified in Fish Creek in June 2014.  The Village of Egg Harbor was notified by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on April 19 of the latest discovery of the metallic green EAB at The Landing Resort […]

  • Southern Door Wins $25,000 Fab Lab Grant

    Business and education leaders gathered at Southern Door High School on April 25 for the announcement that the school was one of 21 in the state to win a grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to establish or expand fabrication laboratory (fab lab) facilities. WEDC Vice President of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Aaron Hagar […]

  • Kewaunne County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall Rates Reduced

    The rates to rent out the Exhibition Hall at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds, 625 3rd Street, Luxemburg, for both private functions and commercial events are being reduced. The Kewaunee County Promotion and Recreation Committee has voted unanimously to lower private rental rates to $250 for Kewaunee County residents and cut commercial rental rates to $600 […]

  • Fire Department Offers Classes on Use of AEDs and Performing CPR

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The classes will be held May 18 and 22, 6 – 10 pm, at the Sister Bay Fire Station. The […]

  • Work Day at Pen Park

    Walk the talk on April 29 by lending a hand at Peninsula State Park. Choose your “good earth action” by either helping pull garlic mustard below Sven’s Bluff from 10 to 11 am, or by helping at the Nature Center from noon to 3 pm. There will be jobs for all ages and abilities: raking, […]

  • DCAC Offers Four-Day Confidence Camp

    Camp Confidence, a four-day camp, will be offered by the Door County Adventure Center in two sessions for campers. The first session is July 10-13 and is an overnight camp for ages 12 to 16. July 17-20 is a day camp for kids ages 8 to 11. Both camps focus on self-confidence, leadership development, problem […]

  • Hans Christian Releases New Album

    Hans Christian’s new CD project, titled Be Love, contains seven songs that feature Jim Beckwith’s sensitive vocals and a lush production and orchestration by Christian. Beckwith’s lyrical reflections on life have a timeless beauty to them and his singing in Sanskrit and English is unsurpassed. Beckwith is known throughout the yoga scene for his sensitive […]

  • Fragrant Isle Opens Shop in Fish Creek

    Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop announces their Fragrant Isle Lavender Shop will open in Fish Creek on May 1 at the Top of the Hill Shops. The Fish Creek shop is an extension of Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop’s “flagship” location on Washington Island. The Fish Creek Shop will feature Fragrant Isle’s complete […]

  • French Election and the Markets

    The presidential election in France has frequently been compared to the one in the United States. Marine Le Pen is hailed as the far-right Donald Trump and 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron is viewed, not as Hillary Clinton, but rather a Bernie Sanders figure with his support of younger voters and rebellion against the establishment. Although we […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Do Not Abandon Environmental Protections

    It is shocking to think that the Environmental Protection Agency could be destroyed by being defunded. Throughout our country, every day, numerous activities for the wellbeing of us all are taking place under the umbrella of the EPA. A recent example hits close to home – the Chicago Tribune story (April 16) of a chromium […]

  • High School Spring Athletics: April 28, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Baseball May 1 @ Oconto, 5 pm May 4 @ Sevastopol, 5 pm Girls Soccer May 2 vs. Roncalli, 6 pm May 4 vs. Kewaunee, 6 pm Golf May 1 @ Peninsula Park Golf Course, 4 pm May 4 @ The Orchards, 4 pm Softball May 1 @ Oconto, 5 pm May 4 @ […]

  • Trivia: Which Roman goddess inspired May Day celebrations in pre-Christian times?

    Question: Which Roman goddess inspired May Day celebrations in pre-Christian times? Answer: Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers

  • DCA Announces 2017 Main Stage Season

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is pleased to announce its 2017 performance schedule, featuring an eclectic and energetic mix of dance, theater, and music in a state-of-the-art venue. “The 2017 Main Stage Season is one of the most exciting seasons I’ve worked on,” says DCA Executive Director Cari Lewis. “This year’s performers are of unparalleled artistic […]

  • Manners Matter: Navigating Tips

    Dear Mary Pat, I know that you write about tipping sometimes and that tips can range all over the board. However, I received a tip a couple of weeks ago that has me baffled. I clean cottages for a friend of mine and get paid very well for it. I will receive a tip every […]

  • Server of the Week. Betty Bins.

    Server of the Week: Betty Bins

    Walk through Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts door And there she’ll be Waiting to serve you, and yours – Betty wearing her smile – it’s a sight to see.   Since 1997 Betty’s been there to write up your sale, and talk a bit, maybe even tell you a special tale. That’s why we think […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: April 28, 2017

    April 20 Results High Series: Aaron Shepit & Leif Mickelson 695, Brett Anschutz 666 High Game: Brett Anschutz 269, Aaron Shepit 254, Leif Mickelson 244 High Team Game: AC Tap 920 High Team Series: Viking 2,559 Last Night of League/Roll-Off Results First Half Winner: Husby’s (Steve Higginbotham, John Voight, Jason Daubner, Ken Church) Second Half […]

  • Don’t Let This Grub Bug You

    If you’ve driven anywhere around Sturgeon Bay the last couple weeks, you might have noticed significant damage to grassy areas. The grass may be completely torn up, have areas with some digging, or have large bare patches. Perhaps this describes your yard. What is it and why have I never seen this before? The damage […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: April 28

    By Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator I’m happy to report that the Village of Sister Bay’s Marketplace Redevelopment Project was named as one of four Wisconsin Top Rural Development Initiative award recipients, and village officials received a very nice award at a ceremony conducted at the Heidel House Resort in Green Lake on April 20. Wisconsin […]

  • New Season at Juddville Clay

    Door County artists Rebecca Carlton and Tony Staroska announce the opening reception of New Season/New Work at Juddville Contemporary Clay Studio Gallery on May 6, 10 am to 5 pm. Join them for a “spring affair” in the light-filled one-room schoolhouse gallery for spring treats and exciting and unusual artwork for home and garden. Many […]

  • Impressionistic Paintings at Fish Creek YMCA

    A new exhibit of colorful impressionistic paintings opens May 1 at the YMCA in Fish Creek. More than 20 original plein air and studio landscapes of familiar Door County scenes will be on display for the entirety of May. The paintings were produced by Jim Leatham in his studio this past winter with additional plein […]

  • Door County Makes Top 10 List for Craft Lovers

    For the past month, craft lovers have been logging onto the American Craft Week website to choose their favorite place to enjoy a vibrant craft scene. With more than 17,000 votes tallied, the contest closed April 16 at midnight. The top vote getter in the nationwide poll turned out to be Seagrove, North Carolina. The […]

  • Hal Prize Deadline is Monday, May 1

    There are just a few days left for poets, photographers and writers to submit to this year’s Hal Prize contest. The contest offers publication in the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Literary Issue, reaching a readership of 18,000. Cash awards of up to $150, a week stay at Write On, Door County (a literary retreat located in […]

  • The Bestseller List: April 16, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead 2. The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck 3. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders 4. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman 5. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Hallelujah Anyway, by Anne Lamott 2. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 3. […]

  • Gibraltar Students Present ‘The Addams Family’ Musical April 28-30

    Door County has seen its share of celebrities through the years, but the family that will appear at the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) this Friday, Saturday and Sunday has been nationally famous since the 1930s and internationally loved since the mid-’60s. You’ll know immediately who the multi-generation family is when you see the names of […]

  • Economic Development Corp. Recognizes Al Johnson’s, Pro Products

    Lars Johnson, left, and Sandy Hurley, second from right, share a joke during a photo session after the annual gathering at Stone Harbor in Sturgeon Bay for the Door County Economic Development Corporation’s Entrepreneur and Industry of the Year Awards. The 2017 awards went to two families and their businesses – the Johnson family of […]