Peninsula Pulse – April 6-13, 2018

In this issue

  • Reps in the News: Walker Signs Conservation Grants for Farmers

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after Governor Walker signed the Producer-Led Watershed Grant Bill into law:  “I am delighted that Governor Walker has signed my Producer-Led Watershed Grant Bill, which I authored with Senator Rob Cowles (R- Green Bay). This important bill will increase the amount available for Producer-Led Watershed Protection […]

  • Wisconsin to Receive $34 Million for Fish, Wildlife Conservation

    Wisconsin will receive more than $34 million in funding for 2018 generated through the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration and Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration acts (PRDJ). These funds will be used to enhance habitat for fish and wildlife, among other important duties, and help bolster the state’s status as an outdoor destination. U.S. Secretary of the Interior […]

  • Local Author Announces New Children’s Book Series

    Stay Toon’d Publishing announces the eighth work by children’s book author/illustrator Janet Tlachac-Toonen. Firefly Cave: The Tunnel to China is the first book in a new series by Tlachac-Toonen. “I want to introduce kids to the wonders of other places around the world. Each tunnel in the bear cave will lead them to a new […]

  • Pet Talk: A Wagging Tail Does Not Always Mean a Friendly Dog

    You see a strange dog who is looking at you wagging his tail and you presume he must be friendly and wants to be pet. Not so quick. There is a common myth that a wagging tail means a happy, friendly dog saying “come pet me.” While it is true dogs do wag their tails […]

  • Door County Projects Receive Invasive Grant Funding

    Two Door County projects are among 61 lake, river and aquatic invasive species projects included in $4 million in grant funding through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources surface water grant program. A planing grant of $25,000 was awarded to the City of Sturgeon Bay for its Bradley Lake management plan. The Town of Gibraltar […]

  • Cheers!: I’ll Have S’more Stout, Please!

    Who could pass up a stout brewed with graham cracker crumbs, chocolate and marshmallows? Not me. Well, not me in my current post-vegan mode. In the vegan days, marshmallows were off limits. I won’t explain here. You can look it up. Back to beer. The only thing missing from this one is the campfire smoke, […]

  • By the Numbers: National Stress Awareness Month

    April is a month to recognize the stress in our lives, and we should begin by acknowledging the two types of stress – good (eustress) and bad (distress). Chronic bad stress can cause both physical and mental harm, and it affects people in different ways, with everything from digestive problems to headaches, sleeplessness, irritability, lack […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: April 6 – 13

    GIBRALTAR Baseball April 9 @ Sevastopol, 5 pm April 12 vs. Algoma, 5 pm Golf April 12 @ The Woods Golf Course, 4 pm Softball April 9 @ Sevastopol, 5 pm April 12 vs. Algoma, 5 pm Track & Field April 6 @ Neenah, 4:15 pm April 10 @ Peshtigo, 4:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Baseball […]

  • Bayside Tavern Named Best Small Town Bar in Wisconsin

    Digital media company Thrillist named the Bayside Tavern in Fish Creek the best small town bar in Wisconsin in a recent listing of their favorites in each state. The entry reads, in part, “It is perhaps the ultimate Door County bar, one where everybody comes together to b******t, eat perch and pizza, and make new […]

  • Trivia: A polar vortex was the basis of the plot for which 2004 sci-fi/action film?

    Question:  A polar vortex was the basis of the plot for which 2004 sci-fi/action film? Answer:  The Day After Tomorrow

  • State News: Tariffs, Special Election, Sea Grant

    Former State AG Peg Lautenschlager Dies Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager has died from cancer at the age of 62. Lautenschlager was elected as the first female attorney general in Wisconsin history in 2002. She served in the position from 2003 to 2007. Throughout her career, Lautenschlager held a variety of positions in state […]

  • Roy and Charlotte Lukes, Partners in Nature, to be Honored

    On Saturday, April 14, Roy and Charlotte Lukes will join the ranks of John Muir, Increase Lapham, Aldo Leopold, Sigurd Olson, Gaylord Nelson and 87 other past inductees of the Wisconsin Conservation Hall of Fame. “It’s amazing,” Charlotte Lukes said of the honor being bestowed on her and her late husband. Roy died at the […]

  • Featured Pet: Katrina

    This week’s featured pet is Katrina, a nine-year-old domestic shorthair calico cat. She was surrendered to the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus on March 26 because a younger male cat in the home kept attacking her; the shelter is unaware of any behavior issues related to Katrina herself. She is a senior cat who […]

  • Uncork Summer Tickets on Sale Now

    Tickets are now available for Uncork Summer, Door County’s annual celebration of food, wine, and music in Ellison Bay. The festival returns to the grounds of the Wickman House June 23, with bites from more than 20 food vendors, plus wines, local ciders, craft beers, and hand-crafted cocktails. Jazz vocalist Erin Krebs and a surprise […]

  • Joyful Jazz Comes to Baileys Harbor

    Sammy Miller and the Congregation are on a mission to put the generosity back into jazz and bring art back to the people. Sammy and his band will make a stop at Door County Brewing Co. Music Hall in Baileys Harbor on April 7 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6 pm for this free […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Very Interesting

    By the time this letter is printed, the election will have happened, so I almost wasn’t going to comment. But, I find it very interesting how the town politics of Fish Creek are shaping up. I guess if you say that the parking lot was “rammed down” people’s throats enough, it almost makes the 12 […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Elections, Asa Thorpe, Prohibition

    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 2, 1875 Mr. J. Crass, of Sevastopol, has been setting an example worthy of imitation this winter. He has made a snow-plow and after […]

  • Potawatomi Tower Coming Down

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Tuesday afternoon that the Potawatomi State Park observation tower will be closed immediately and deconstructed, Paul Holtan of the DNR’s office of communications confirmed. The tower has stood in the park since 1932. A DNR press release said significant wood decay created unsafe conditions. A similar tower […]

  • The Bestseller List: April 6, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng The Punishment She Deserves, by Elizabeth George HARDCOVER NONFICTION Russian Roulette, by Michael Isikoff, David Corn Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover I’ve Been Thinking…, by Maria Shriver […]

  • Missing Permits Put Gibraltar Parking Lot on Hold

    Editor’s note:  As of the April 3 election, Gibraltar town supervisor Brian Hackbarth was replaced by Bill Johnson, a newcomer to the town board. Barb McKesson retained her position on the board. The parking lot project behind the Gibraltar Town Center is on hold as the town waits for a permit from the Wisconsin Department […]

  • Scrimshanders Opens For 2018 Season

    Scrimshanders, located at the Green Gables in North Ephraim, will open their doors for the 2018 season on Friday, April 6. The shop will be open 10 am until 4 pm, Friday through Monday. Stop in to see the winter creations of resident scrimshander Gary Kiracofe and the works of many other artists.

  • Pat McCarty Announces Run for Sheriff

    Chief Deputy Pat McCarty announced his candidacy this week for the office of Door County Sheriff, after Sheriff Steve Delarwelle publicly announced his intention to retire at the conclusion of his current term in office. “For the last three years, I have served as the Chief Deputy for the Door County Sheriff’s Office. As the […]

  • DACTP Warns Farmers of Telephone Scam

    Wisconsin farmers are receiving telephone calls about supposed grants from the “Federal Crop Registry.” Call recipients are left a message with a phone number to call and are told they have three days to respond to the offer. If you receive this message, take no further action. There is no “Federal Crop Registry” program. The […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: April 6, 2018

    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? “Best relationship of my adult life and it’s with a shoe. Go figure.” “Seems to me like just another overeducated dope.” “It’s […]

  • Vietnam Veterans Honored in Ellison Bay

    Around 40 people showed up at the Military Honor Circle on the grounds of the Liberty Grove Historical Society in Ellison Bay on Thursday, March 29 – National Vietnam War Veterans Day – to recognize and thank veterans who served between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 13, 1975. Vietnam-era Navy nurse Faith Murray welcomed the […]

  • Door County Indivisible Rally at Republican Dinner April 7

    At 5 pm April 7 the three chapters of Door County Indivisible are sponsoring a rally outside the Republican Party-sponsored Door County Lincoln Day Dinner, to focus attention on the disconnect between the current elected Republican leadership and the citizens of northeastern Wisconsin. Whether the issue is common sense gun legislation, affordable health care, funding […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You, Garey Bies

    The voters of Sister Bay recently approved the implementation of a Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT). The vote was the last remaining component required prior to the tax being implemented. The “heavy lifting” for this tax began in 2001-02 when village officials from Sister Bay and Ephraim requested Representative Garey Bies pursue legislation for PRAT […]

  • Peninsula State Park Offers Guided Hikes for April

    In April, Peninsula State Park offers naturalist hikes. Visitors are welcome to see spring unfold on guided hikes with Kathleen Harris, who has been Peninsula State Park’s full-time naturalist for 20 years. The 1-2 pm Saturday hikes are free, but a state park sticker is required. On April 7, meet the park naturalist at Weborg […]

  • Spring Exhibit at James May Gallery

    James May Gallery presents Jordan Buschur, artist duo Bubblegum & Whiskey, Chris Drobnock, Blair Wautlet and Dave Watkins in an exhibit running through April 30. An opening reception is Friday, April 6 from 5:30-8 pm. This show will coincide with the monthly art walk on historic Steele Street. Come see this dynamic group of artists […]

  • Senate Candidate Caleb Frostman Explains His Candidacy

    Caleb Frostman’s moral compass was aligned while attending the University of Wisconsin when a distressed fraternity brother shared a story of disenfranchisement. Frostman was in an agricultural fraternity and its members, he said, had a fairly conservative streak, along with strong family values and work ethics. He said growing up he had conservative role models, […]

  • Legislators Endorse Renard Over Colleague Jacque for Senate

    In a fairly unusual move, a group of sitting Republican state legislators and two retired legislators have endorsed political newcomer Alex Renard rather than colleague Rep. Andre Jacque before the May 15 primary for the empty 1st Senate District seat. Renard’s campaign announced Wednesday that it received the endorsements of seven conservative leaders in northeast […]

  • Trail Trot in Southern Door April 28

    Southern Door Elementary P.I.E. is holding the Southern Door Eagles Trail Trot on April 28. The run/walk will take place on the Southern Door trail system, with the start and registration at the high school track. The two-mile run/walk begins at 10 am, and the half-mile kids run starts at 11 am. There will be […]

  • Cave Point Inspiration at UU Gallery

    The UU Gallery showcases artist Barbara Lee Shakal through April. Shakal finds inspiration on morning walks along the beach and hiking trails of Whitefish Dunes State Park and Cave Point County Park, where she absorbs the rich colors of the ever-changing sky at sunrise and the textures of swiftly moving cloud formations. Pastels offer the […]

  • Sale at Samara

    Samara Jewelry Designs is holding the “Just Because Sale” April 14-28. Samara Jewelry Designs spotlights Samara Christian’s internationally award-winning jewelry and also features a mix of fine jewelry that caters to every price point and occasion. Setting them apart from other jewelry designers, the husband-and-wife team of Greg and Samara work together to create one-of-a-kind […]

  • Servers of the Week: Michelle, Debbie, Jan and Wanda at Bay Hometown Pharmacy

    Here are the gals you will see: Michelle, Wanda, Jan and Debbie They are can-do people who are happy to chat “What’s that you ask for? We can find that!” They are the people who can help you out Stop in and see them when you’re out and about. – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Manners Matter: Funeral Photos

    Dear Mary Pat, My favorite uncle passed away a few weeks ago. As was expected, a lot of family and friends got together to celebrate his life. Despite the sadness of the occasion, it was nice to catch up with some relatives that we don’t get to see that often. Fast forward to last night […]

  • Commentary: Find the Right Mr. and Mrs. Jones

    Keeping up with the Joneses. It’s a uniquely American phrase that typically has a negative connotation. It’s commonly used as shorthand for a concept sociologists call “competitive acquisition.” Our neighbors the Joneses buy some stuff, so we feel a need to buy the same stuff along with more stuff. As a result, the Joneses then […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Can You Spell Emmy?

    Mr. President: I know you are busy (as we all are!) with spring cleaning. Out with the old cabinet, and in with the new, am I right, Sir? During the campaign, which seems so long ago, you reassured voters that you know the “best people,” so it seems only right that you would change advisers, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support Brussels Baseball

    I am writing you on behalf of the future of Brussels baseball. I am a parent of three children in the Southern Door school district and have been a supporter of various sporting programs for more than eight years. Most recently I have been involved with the Brussels Big Dogs, which is a youth tournament […]

  • Farming the Peninsula: Technology Changing Life On the Farm

    The 100-stall milking parlor at Olson Family Farms in Southern Door was empty when I visited in November. It usually is. In fact, Rich and Eric Olson, the brothers who run the farm, don’t call it the milking parlor anymore. Now, they call it “the museum,” thanks to a huge investment in technology they made […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Sister Bay Was Ugly Before, So Why Complain?

    Myles Dannhausen Jr.’s article [“The Missing Context for Sister Bay Hotel Debate”] on March 9th about the Sister Bay ugly hotel debate concludes among other justifications, that since the village has always been ugly it’s okay to put up a large, ugly hotel in the center of the village. This idea deserves further scrutiny. Analogously, […]

  • TAP Gallery Features Gray’s Paths to Healing

    In conjunction with Third Avenue Playhouse’s current production of Gray’s Anatomy, the TAP Gallery presents an art exhibit curated by Woodwalk Gallery that represents the various paths Gray takes in his search for healing. These include a very natural looking artist (for native American sweat lodge experience), an artist with food still lifes (nutritionist) and […]

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Welcomes Wisconsin Poet Laureate

    On April 11 at 7 pm, 2017-18 Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston will be featured at the UUFDC’s Dickinson Poetry Series. A lifelong resident of Wisconsin, Huston started writing poetry in her 40s when she began teaching creative writing at Neenah High School, where she worked for 15 years. Huston thinks of herself as a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Question for All!

    Why should the mega farmers from Kewaunee County be allowed to dump their manure in Door County? We have wells also, and do we want their pollution? Answers please.   Beatrice Jeanquart Luxemburg, Wis.

  • Local Students Present ‘LEAP – The Human Kindness Project’

    Editor’s Note: Due to weekend weather forecasts of hazardous travel this weekend, the producers of LEAP and the Southern Door Community Auditorium have announced that this weekend’s performances of LEAP: The Human Kindness Project, have been postponed. The re-scheduled performances are the weekend of Sunday, April 29. This year’s “LEAP: The Human Kindness Project” frames the high-stakes, […]

  • Egg Harbor Library Welcomes New Circulation Assistant

    After a long career in education as a library media specialist within Wauwatosa Schools in Wisconsin and then working abroad in Ecuador and Germany for the past few years, Jeanine Brennan is joining the library team at the Egg Harbor Branch as circulation assistant. Reading and sharing its joys are her passion, and she enjoys […]

  • Framed: Sap Season

    Shaylyn Asher, 6, enjoys a sweet taste of sap while helping her parents, Mike and Cally Asher, collect from trees in their Sturgeon Bay woods in March. Photo by Cally Asher.

  • Crossroads Opens Registration for a Four-session Gardening Class

    Crossroads is now taking registrations for the Garden Workshop for Families, a four-session sustainable gardening class which is an outreach of Crossroads at Big Creek, Pat’s Patch Organics, and Master Gardeners of Door County. Under the guidance of Pat Thorp of Pat’s Patch Organics and Master Gardener volunteer Patsy Stierna, participants will start seeds in […]

  • Door County League Baseball Opens May 13

    Door County League Baseball will get underway Sunday, May 13. Maplewood will have a new skipper at the helm this year in Kyle Ploor, while Baileys Harbor is still searching for a manager. A golf scramble fundraiser is planned for May 19 at Maxwelton Braes in Baileys Harbor.   Week 1 Schedule Institute @ Kolberg […]

  • Southern Door Present Fine Arts Festival

    The 18th Annual Spring Southern Door Elementary and Middle School Fine Arts Festival is a celebration of the visual arts learning of students in grades kindergarten through 6th and 7th and 8th Elective Art students. The student art is displayed in exhibition style in the main hallways of the school and the open house night […]

  • Husby’s, Donald Driver, and the Worst Best Night of My Restaurant Career

    On Wednesday night the Sister Bay Lions Club held their annual Packer Night for Gibraltar high school students, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts at the Sister Bay Bowl. It marked the 39th year the club has brought a Packers representative to the banquet to speak to local kids. The event has created lasting memories for […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Love the ‘Non Cents’

    The RePulse is just one of the many reasons I gave up reading the Advocate and started reading the Pulse! What a hoot. I am still laughing. The one about the granary was a real piece of work. I tip my hat to you on that one. Great sense of humor. We have to be […]

  • Frog and Toad Survey Underway Soon

    Wisconsin’s largest frog appears to be staging a comeback, a welcome trend documented over the last generation by hundreds of volunteers who’ve travelled roads near rivers, lakes and wetlands listening for the breeding calls of male frogs and toads. The Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey gets underway in coming weeks, and volunteers are likely to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: There Goes the Neighborhood

    CAFOs, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, continue to proliferate throughout beautiful Wisconsin resulting in citizenry throughout the state left to suffer the resulting plunging values on what is, for most, their greatest asset – their home. It is imperative that all Wisconsin’s citizenry left disenfranchised by this agribusiness model in their neighborhood realize that there is […]

  • Obituary: Robert Melchior

    Robert Melchior, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, died March 31, 2018 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. He was born Aug. 20, 1925 in Wrightstown to Leo and Petronella “Nell” (Biese) Melchior.  Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy in WWII as a gunner on merchant ships in the Atlantic and Pacific.  He was then transferred […]

  • Obituary: Keith Elliott Wickert

    Keith Elliott Wickert, 88, of Sister Bay, died March 28, 2018. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, on Aug. 13, 1929 to his parents Melba and Harlow Wickert. He was a graduate of Appleton High School and Carthage College. He met his first wife, Doris Kitz, while at college. They were married on July 23, […]

  • Obituary: John JT L. Thomson

    John JT L. Thomson, 68, of Sturgeon Bay, died March 26, 2018 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay with family at his side. He was born Sept. 1, 1949 in Rangely, CO, the son of the late George and Hattie (Sterling) Thomson. His mother passed while John was very young, and he and […]

  • Obituary: Gary Joseph Haen

    Gary Joseph Haen, 68, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay after his courageous battle with cancer. Gary was born April 15, 1949 in Sturgeon Bay, the first-born son of Lawrence “Shorty” Haen and Evelyn Margaret (Sawyer) Haen. In 1969, he married his Sevastopol High […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy Gertrude Schley

    Dorothy Gertrude Schley, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Door County Medical Center. She was born Jan. 14, 1927 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Exilda (Londo) Johnson. She owned and operated two bars in Milwaukee, the “Look and See” and the “Look and See […]

  • Kewaunee County Holds Events to Raise Awareness for Child Abuse, Sexual Assault

    The Kewaunee County Department of Human Services, Violence Intervention Project (VIP) and Kewaunee County Victim Witness Program are asking the public to help raise awareness in April – Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. During 2017, the Kewaunee County Department of Human Services received 133 reports of child abuse or neglect, which […]

  • Statewide Tornado Drills Scheduled for April 12

    Gov. Scott Walker declared April 9-13 as Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week. Wisconsin Emergency Management, the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) have teamed up to sponsor the statewide tornado drills scheduled for April 12. Schools, businesses, families, and individuals have two opportunities to test their emergency plans during […]

  • Doulagivers of Door County’s Next Meeting is April 10

    Doulagivers of Door County will hold their next discussion April 10, 6-7:30 pm at Sturgeon Bay Library. Each month the group holds a short educational presentation, followed by open discussion. At this meeting, the discussion focuses on how to choose the best end-of-life plan. Since this is a newly evolving specialty, all present will be […]

  • Southern Door High School to Hold Free Tech Help Session April 10

    On April 10, 9:30-11 am, Southern Door High School is sponsoring a free tech help session in the high school library. Have any questions about Facebook, social media, smartphones, iPads and protecting privacy online? Student tech ambassadors will be on hand to provide community members with one-on-one or small group assistance for any technology questions. […]

  • ‘Buy Local, Eat Healthy’ Program Scheduled for April 11

    Paige Funkhouser from Door County Buy Local will share information about the Buy Local program in Door County. The program is a grassroots economic development initiative that seeks to strengthen local businesses, increase employment opportunities and educate the public about the importance of buying locally whenever possible. “Buy Local, Eat Healthy” will be held April […]

  • Children’s Carnival at Gordon Lodge April 14

    Raina Haleen, a senior at Gibraltar High School, has organized a children’s carnival for April 14, 10:30 am to 1 pm at Gordon Lodge in Baileys Harbor. Activities include a cake walk, face painting, silent auction and 50/50 raffle, and many other carnival games provided by local businesses. This event is part of Haleen’s senior […]

  • Northern Door Parkinson’s Monthly Support Group Meets Third Monday

    During April – National Parkinson’s Awareness Month – Northern Door Faith Community Nurse Bonnie Mirkiewicz will add a second Parkinson’s support group to Door County. This group will be held at Stella Maris – Sister Bay Parish on the third Monday of each month from 12:30-2 pm. This group is open to anyone who has […]

  • New Topics Discussed Each Month during Door County Breastfeeding Support Group

    Door County WIC has hired a new Peer Breastfeeding Counselor, Julie Neuchter. She has two sons that she has successfully tandem nursed so she has lots of experience to offer to other mothers who wish to breastfeed. She will host the support group every first Wednesday of the month at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church […]

  • Southern Door High School Dedicates Armed Forces Memorial Plaque April 20

    Southern Door High School, in cooperation with American Legion Post 372, will dedicate a Wall of Honor Memorial Plaque at the school April 20. The plaque will honor all Southern Door graduates who have served in the armed forces. The dedication will be held at the Southern Door High School Auditorium at 1:30 pm. RSVP […]

  • Time Exchange of Door County Welcomes New Members to Join

    The goal of the Time Exchange is to create a membership of people from all walks of life who can offer their talents and skills to each other. As a Time Exchange member, every hour equals an hour of service. Members earn hours by providing hours to others, and spend hours acquired to help themselves, […]

  • Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department Offers Well Abandonment Cost-Share Program

    Unused and improperly abandoned wells are a threat to groundwater quality. If not properly abandoned, wells can be a direct conduit of surface contaminants to ground and drinking water. Whenever you see an old dilapidated windmill, a rusty hand pump, or just a pipe sticking up in the middle of a field, it may be […]

  • Booyah and Bread Lunch at Belgian Heritage Center

    The annual booyah and bread lunch will be held at the Belgian Heritage Center April 29, 11 am to 2 pm. Booyah, a hearty soup typically cooked in outdoor kettles, is a traditional dish and a mainstay at gatherings in the Belgian settlement area. Guests will have the opportunity to view the exhibits that tell […]

  • Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department Offers CPR & First Aid Classes

    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 four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The CPR/AED class is scheduled […]

  • Shopko Foundation Grants $500 to Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic

    The Shopko Foundation and the Door County Medical Center Foundation announced a $500 grant to the Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic. The funds from Shopko Foundation will help support the increased access to oral health care for low income people in the area. The Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic, located in Sturgeon Bay, […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: March 21-27, 2018

    Vanessa Krauss and Nicholas Fox, Sturgeon Bay, are parents of a daughter born March 27, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Barb Grutzmacher, Sister Bay, and the late Peter Krauss. Paternal grandparents are Anthony and Donna Fox, Sturgeon Bay. Emily and Greg Olson, Ellison Bay, are the parents of a son born March 25, 2018. Maternal grandparents […]

  • 3 Door County Restaurants, Skaliwags Listed on Yelp’s Top Places to Eat in Midwest

    Three Door County restaurants and Skaliwags in Algoma were listed on Yelp’s Top Places to Eat in the Midwest. Along with Skaliwags, 5th and Jefferson Coffee House Café in Sturgeon Bay, Door County Creamery in Sister Bay and The Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay made the top 10 list for Wisconsin. Yelp’s Blog stated:  “This […]

  • Door Peninsula Winery Introduces Four Cider Varieties

    Door Peninsula Winery has ventured into cider making with the release of four varieties:  Cherry Mimosa, Perry, Modern Cider and Heritage Cider. All four are exclusively made with Door County-grown apples and cherries or Wisconsin-grown pears. “It’s a return to Carlsville’s roots,” said head Door Peninsula Winemaker Allan Hyland. “Before prohibition, Carlsville produced more than […]

  • Fatzo’s to Donate Portion of April Proceeds to United Way

    In April Fatzo’s in Sturgeon Bay is partnering with United Way of Door County. Fatzo’s Sub of the Month for April is the Super Fatzo’s – salami, bologna, ham and pepperoni with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo and oils on your choice or bread or wrap. Fifty cents from every Super Fatzo Sub sold in […]

  • Pulse Price Report: April 4, 2017

    Crop prices (April 4) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.35 -0.45 $3.12 Soybeans $9.12 -0.80 $8.78 Wheat $3.82 -0.87 $3.46 Oats $3.01 -0.35 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.38/bushel -0.45 New-Crop Corn $3.58/bushel -0.48 Wheat $3.83/bushel -0.75   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Article posted Thursday, April 5, 2018 11:41am

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm April 10. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm April 12. County of Door:  The Highway Committee meets at 9 am April 9. The Emergency Services Committee meets at 11 am April 9. The Human Services Board […]

  • Chillin’ with Bob Ross

    It’s amazing how a gentle soul with an afro can get you to leave behind your lifelong fear of failure. “We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” These words, among the most famous of the late American painter Bob Ross, have had a home in my mind for many years. It wasn’t until […]

  • Hip-hop Artist Makes Tour Stop in Sturgeon Bay

    Rap isn’t usually the genre of music most closely associated with Door County, but that may be due to the fact that few hip-hop acts ever visit the peninsula. Residents will have the opportunity to try something different when T-Zank, hip-hop recording artist, visits the Brick Lot Pub on April 6. Originally from Angola, Ind., […]

  • Last Driver Remembers Bookmobile Days

    When the Egg Harbor Historical Society hosts a celebration of the bookmobile April 11, someone who knew it better than anyone will be in attendance. Gary Bellin drove the Door County Bookmobile in its final two years before it broke down for good in 1989. His route took him to schools and to corners in […]

  • Disease, Mortality Highlighted in TAP’s ‘Gray’s Anatomy’

    It isn’t often an actor is cast as a character whose most traumatic experiences mirror their own. In Doug Mancheski’s case, it was almost as rare as the medical condition he lived with and which establishes the plot of Gray’s Anatomy, opening this weekend at Third Avenue Playhouse. An autobiographical monologue by the late American […]