Peninsula Pulse – April 8 – 15, 2016

In this issue

  • Jacksonport Women’s Club Tree Beautification Order Deadline is April 17

    The Jacksonport Women’s Club Tree Beautification Project will take orders for flowering trees until April 17 for delivery in early May. Three trees are being offered – Prairifire, with rosy blooms and green foliage that turns orange-red in the fall; Sugartyme, white blooms and green foliage; and Purple Prince, with maroon leaves and pink blooms. […]

  • Two Door County Hotels Named Lodging Directory Cover Finalists

    The Ashbrooke in Egg Harbor and Westwood Shores Resort in Sturgeon Bay are in competition with 10 other hotels and resorts in the state for the cover of the 2017 Wisconsin Lodging Directory. The cover will be determined by votes. Bay Breeze Resort of Ephraim won the cover contest for the 2016 Lodging Guide. You […]

  • Two Statewide Tornado Drills Thursday

    Wisconsin Emergency Management reminds you that two statewide tornado drills are scheduled for this Thursday, April 14. The drills are part of the annual spring severe weather campaign to encourage people in Wisconsin to get ready for possible tornadoes and severe weather. For the first time, a mock tornado warning will be issued at 6:55 […]

  • Human Kindness Project, Crane Count & More Weekend Plans

    If variety is the spice of life, then the Door Peninsula is cooking up something extra sweet for you this weekend. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth, love for theater or a love of fiddler jigs and reels, you’re bound to find something you enjoy in the days to come. Friday, April 15 Sugar, Spice […]

  • TJ Walker Middle School Principal Finalists Named

    Thirty-eight applicants from five states applied for the middle school principal vacancy brought about by the retirement of Mr. Randy Watermolen after 15 years of service here in Sturgeon Bay and a career in education. Interviews were held with five candidates on April 6 & 7 involving a student-led tour of the building, writing task, […]

  • DOT Announces Southbound Detour in Sister Bay

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office has announced Hwy. 42 construction in Sister Bay will resume on Monday, April 11. The project had been shut down for winter. Work will continue with sidewalk construction, remaining intersection construction, retaining walls, and miscellaneous finishing such as pavement marking, signing, and landscaping. The project began […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Jazz Band Performance April 8

    The Sturgeon Bay High School Jazz Band will perform a free concert in the casual coffeehouse format of the school’s Commons area at 6:30 pm Friday, April 8. The Jazz Band will perform a variety of tunes the students have learned throughout the year.

  • Volunteer Clean Up at Scandia Village April 30

    Volunteers are needed to help with grounds clean up at Scandia Village Good Samaritan, at 9 am on Saturday, April 30. This is a great opportunity for students looking to fulfill community service hours needed for graduation, Girl & Boy Scout troops and people of all ages to celebrate spring. Lend nature a hand and […]

  • Walker Objects to Obama’s Lawmaking Authority

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker joined the Republican governors of Texas, Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota in signing a brief objecting to unilateral lawmaking by President Barack Obama. The brief, filed April 5 in the U.S. Supreme Court, challenges President Obama’s promulgation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program […]

  • Sign Up for Sister Bay Rummage Sale

    It’s time to sign up for the Sister Bay Community Rummage Sale coming on Saturday, May 21. The registration form is available now at the village website or at the Sister Bay Advancement Association office at 10668 N. Bay Shore Drive. That registration form, along with $10, must be dropped off at the SBAA Office […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Gives Final Approval to New Apartment Complex

    At its April 5 meeting, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council gave approval to the Final Planned Unit Development (PUD) to New Urban Focus, Inc., for its planned four-story, 35-unit apartment building on the site of the former Harbor Square Shoppes at 49 N. Madison Ave. The council also approved a landscaping plan for the site […]

  • Steve Jacobson Ends 37-Year Utility Career in Sister Bay

    The “unofficial keeper of the history of public works” in Sister Bay retired this week after a 37-year career of ensuring that if you are hooked into the Sister Bay utilities that the water coming out of your taps is clean and that the waste you send out is properly treated. “It’s been a wonderful […]

  • Kewaunee County Municipal News: April 5 – 18

    City of Algoma:  The Tourism/Promotion Committee meets at 1:30 pm on April 12. City of Kewaunee:  The Finance Committee meets at 6 pm on April 11. The Common Council meets at 7 pm on April 11. Town of Carlton:  The town board meets at 7 pm on April 12. Village of Casco:  The village board […]

  • Work, Play, Earth Day Events at State Parks

    The public will have more opportunities than ever to celebrate Earth Day while helping out and enjoying a Wisconsin state park, forest, trail or wildlife property during the eighth annual Work*Play*Earth Day events that will be held around the state. This year there are 29 properties holding events, up from 25 in 2015. Volunteer events […]

  • Frog Listeners Needed for Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey

    Volunteers power the Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey, which celebrates its 35th anniversary this spring as North America’s longest-running frog calling survey, and organizers hope even more people will hop at the chance to listen to frogs at a wetland near them to see if frogs are beginning their calls earlier. “People often wonder how […]

  • Restoring the Ahnapee: Reps Push for River Clean Up

    Republican Assemblyman Scott Krug told Kewaunee County residents to be “loud and active” at an informational session he and Rep. Joel Kitchens held on restoring the Ahnapee River. A near-capacity crowd filled the Algoma council chambers on March 31 to hear the two legislators talk about what can be done to remove the river from […]

  • Conference on Brown County Water Issues April 16

    To mark 2016’s Earth Week, the League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay will present a mini-conference on Brown County water issues on Saturday, April 16, beginning at 9 am. The event is free and open to the public. The mini-conference will include short programs from Titus Seilheimer, fisheries specialist at UW Sea Grant […]

  • Science Snippet: New Treatment Discovered for Migraines

    A new treatment may be on the horizon for those who suffer migraine headaches. Researchers discovered that overproduction of a chemical called CGRP may end up sensitizing pain pathways and causing blood vessels to constrict. The combined effect is a migraine headache that lasts until the chemical is cleared from the brain and brainstem. Treatments […]

  • Trumpeter Swan Numbers Soar

    The number of trumpeter swans in Wisconsin has zoomed from zero to nearly 4,700 a generation after the Department of Natural Resources and partners launched recovery efforts, national surveys results show. Population estimates from aerial surveys of interior North America peg Wisconsin’s number of adult and “sub-adult” trumpeter swans at 4,695 birds in 2015, more […]

  • Gibraltar Kindergarten Registration April 26

    Kindergarten registration at Gibraltar School will be held on Tuesday, April 26. If you have a child who will be five years old by Sept. 1, 2016, please call Cindy Phillips at 868.3284 ext. 265 for a registration appointment. Please bring your child’s birth certificate and immunization records. Appointments will be approximately 30-45 minutes. Public […]

  • Municipal News: April 8 – 15

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  A public hearing will be held at noon on April 12 before the Zoning Board of Appeals regarding a petition from Russell Cihlar to use an existing log building as an accessory building at 1623 Clay Banks Road. The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on April 12. The […]

  • Obituary: Kim Austad

    Kim M. Austad, 47, of Highland Park, IL, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly, Saturday night, April 2, 2016 following a recent illness. Edward Ernest Austad and Donna Lynn (Tess) Austad received their Christmas gift the day after Christmas in 1968 when welcomed their daughter, Kim, into the world in Sturgeon Bay. Kim graduated from […]

  • Obituary: Andrew Rodney Billerbeck

    Andrew, age 29, the son of Angela Jo Billerbeck and stepfather Ronald Bochek, was born November 11, 1986, and died April 2, 2016, due to Glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer. He attended Sevastopol Elementary and Middle School, and graduated High School in Gladstone, MI where he enjoyed a successful HS career in Drama, Choir, and Barbershop […]

  • Obituary: Robert Graef

    Robert ‘Bob’ Graef, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away late Thursday night, March 31, 2016 at Golden Living Center-Dorchester in Sturgeon Bay. He was born Robert John Graef on July 19, 1925, in Chicago, IL, the son of Henry Hubert Graef and Magdalen (Elenz) Graef. Robert attended St. Alphonsus School in the Lakeview neighborhood of […]

  • Obituary: James Richard Milbach

    James Richard Milbach, 58, of Sturgeon Bay, Town of Nasewaupee, passed away Thursday evening, March 31, 2016 at his home fighting the good fight as long as he could. He was born September 13, 1957 in Appleton, the son of Elaine Matuszak and Richard Milbach. Jim graduated from Seymour High School in 1976. On December […]

  • Obituary: Elizabeth L. “Betty” Abrahamson

    Elizabeth L. “Betty” Abrahamson, age 85, of Loyal, Wis., formerly of Sturgeon Bay, peacefully passed away at her home on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, with her devoted and loving family at her side.  With her unwavering faith in God and tremendous will to live she fought a courageous battle with breast cancer and was an […]

  • DCEDC Names Therma-Tron-X Industry of the Year

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) honored Sturgeon Bay’s Therma-Tron-X, Inc. with the Door County Industry of the Year Award Thursday, April 7. The announcement came as part of the DCEDC’s annual investors meeting at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. The Door County Industry of the Year Award recognizes a local construction, […]

  • Obituary: Walton Henry Mathison

    Walton Henry Mathison, 90, of Clay Banks, passed away at his home on March 30, 2016.  He was born on December 11, 1925, in Door County to Henry and Olga (Jome) Mathison.  On February 19, 1949, he married Nina Uecker in Forestville, she preceded him in death on January 16, 2004. Walton graduated from Sturgeon […]

  • Obituary: Teri Ann Oberg

    Teri Ann Oberg, 54 of Washington Island died at Scandia Village in Sister Bay on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. The family is honoring her wishes and there will be no services held at this time.

  • Obituary: Ruth D. Miller

    Ruth D. Miller, 96, of Sister Bay, died on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. She will be buried next to her husband Willis at Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay. The family will be honoring her wishes and having a Memorial Service at Scandia Village in Sister Bay at a later date. A Complete notice will […]

  • Obituary: James H. Groves

    James H. Groves, 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Pine Crest Village, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. He was born November 10, 1924 in Chicago, the son of the late James and Marie (Folkerts) Groves. Jim served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII, where he was a gunner in the South Pacific. […]

  • DCEDC Names Peninsula Publishing’s David Eliot, Madeline Harrison its Entrepreneurs of the Year

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation named Madeline Harrison and David Eliot Entrepreneurs of the Year April 7.

  • Your Chance to Vote on Conservation Issues

    Wisconsin residents will be able to nominate and elect local representatives to the Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) at the DNR Spring Hearings & Conservation Congress’ annual county meetings on April 11, starting at 7 pm in each county of the state (the Door County meeting will be held in the Commons area of Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Midwest Renewable Energy Association Announces Energy Fair Speaker

    Sandrine Mubenga, keynote speaker at the 27th annual Energy Fair, is a Professional Engineer (PE), Master Electrical Engineer (MSEE), CEO of SMIN Power Group, and if that isn’t enough, she developed a fuel cell system for an electric vehicle and a solar-powered hydrogen generating station. Through SMIN Power Group she implements renewable energy solutions in […]

  • Featured Pet: Charlotte

    This is Charlotte, a nine-month-old Pitbull mix. She recently came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) because her family could no longer care for her. As you can see from the profile picture, she has a stunning pewter coat that feels extremely soft and velvety. There are a few special requests for Charlotte’s future […]

  • Foster Families Needed for Humane Society Kittens

    Kitten season in Door County is in full swing, which means the amount of feline residents at Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is about to make its annual climb upward through spring and into fall. So far, two litters of kittens have been born at DCHS and there are two other expectant mothers. In an […]

  • Got A Good Grilled Cheese Recipe?

    Making a delicious grilled cheese is always a good idea, but this month – National Grilled Cheese Month – there is an extra incentive. When you create an original grilled cheese recipe using Wisconsin cheese, you’ll have a shot at a grand prize of $15,000 when you submit it in the 2016 Grilled Cheese Recipe […]

  • With USDA Microloans, Your Farming Idea Is Closer than You Think

    By Warren Hanson, Acting State Executive Director  Access to reliable credit was an important issue for farmers and ranchers long before President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Farm Loan Act in 1916. Even 100 years later, the cost and ease of access to land and equipment remains a challenge to those wanting to either begin […]

  • Cheers!: Hit With a Cashmere Hammer

    Someone enthusiastically recommended I try Cashmere Hammer from the 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. of Sheboygan. This was from a homebrewer with the last name of Pilz. I take his recommendations seriously, and not just because of his beery last name. He makes good beer, too! I found a sixer of Cashmere Hammer Nitro Rye Stout […]

  • TAP Brings Cold War-era Play, ‘A Walk In the Woods’ to Stage

    Arms negotiations and international politics form the foundation of Lee Blessing’s Cold War-era play A Walk In the Woods, but it is the power of human connection and humor that triumphs in Third Avenue Playhouse’s production, now playing through April 17. The 1988 play, which has been nominated for both a Tony Award and Pulitzer […]

  • Server of the Week: Kay Wilson at Loaves and Fishes

    On each month’s third Tuesday at St. Rosalia’s Church in Sister Bay People come for meals and good wishes At the volunteer driven Loaves and Fishes.   Since the beginning, it’s had one mainstay A wonderful, graceful woman named Kay. More than 7,000 meals she has served with a smile, A woman always willing to […]

  • By the Numbers: Frogs

    April is National Frog Month. Like a canary in a coal mine, frogs are considered bio-indicators, meaning they can be used to determine the state of health of freshwater habitats. Changes in the abundance and diversity of these amphibians can be used as a measuring tool to determine environmental quality. Did you know that a […]

  • Trivia: How Much Did A Model T Cost in 1908?

    Question:  What was the price of a Ford Model T when it was introduced in 1908?   Answer:  $850. It was lowered to less than $300 in 1925.

  • Master Gardeners Highlight Garden Rooms April 12

    The April 12 meeting of the Door County Master Gardeners Association will feature a program by Tom Luebker, a certified landscape designer and greenhouse operator. The first half of his presentation will include the history of garden rooms and structures, styles, walls and floors that are used in these rooms, photos of rooms he and […]

  • Framed: Chris Cote

    The Peninsula RePulse’s April 1 cover model, Chris Cote, reveals himself. Submitted.

  • Roy Lukes: Pileated Woodpeckers

    Last week I was about to walk into the front yard to fill the bird feeders when a pileated woodpecker produced the most beautiful, loud, resonant “drumroll” from the bottom of the nearby moraine that I’ve ever heard. I paused to listen to his love call two more times before finishing my task. No sooner […]

  • Nicole Helget

    Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Fiction Judge Nicole Helget

    This summer, fiction writers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2016 Hal Prize will have the chance for their creative works to come before the eyes of multi-genre Minnesota writer Nicole Helget. Helget is the author of The Summer of Ordinary Ways, The Turtle Catcher, Stillwater, Horse Camp (co-authored), Wonder at the Edge of the […]

  • Questions & Artists: Printmaker Erin Nolan

    When Illinois artist Erin Nolan presses her carving tools into a Tengucho-covered woodblock to create her nature-inspired woodprints, her goal is to share the “haiku moments” of her life – the glimpses of heightened awareness and spiritual clarity she experiences in the great outdoors. So it makes sense that many of the relief prints reflect […]

  • Door County Brewing Company Partners with United Way to Benefit Annual Campaign

    In April Door County Brewing Company in Baileys Harbor is partnering with United Way of Door County. Five percent of Little Sister single bottles, six-packs, cases, and draught pours sold in the taproom during April will benefit United Way. The funds donated will go toward meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign need for 2016. To learn […]

  • Senator Dave Hansen to Speak at Democratic Pie Party

    The Democratic Party of Door County will host its 10th Annual Pie Party on April 10, 3 – 5 pm, at the Bertschinger Community Center, 7860 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor. Come and sample delicious pies, a la mode. State Senator Dave Hansen will be the keynote speaker. Senator Hansen, the assistant Minority Leader and inspiring […]

  • Northern Door Children’s Center Celebrates Week of the Young Child

    Each year during Week of the Young Child (April 11-15), Northern Door Children’s Center in Sister Bay highlights different aspects of outstanding early literature and the importance of early literacy experiences for even the youngest of children. The purpose of Week of the Young Child™ is to focus public attention on the needs of young […]

  • School Superintendents to Speak at DKREA Meeting

    The next meeting of the Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators (DKREA) Association Meeting will be held at The Log Den in Egg Harbor on April 20. Social hour begins at 11 am followed by a noon luncheon. School superintendents from Door and Kewaunee county schools will share a few thoughts on the successes and challenges of public […]

  • Be Mindful of Signs of Depression during Mental Health Month

    It’s National Mental Health Month in May, and Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) behavioral health coordinator Barb Johnson-Giese, LCSW says parents of adolescents can help kids navigate difficult periods by being aware of signs and symptoms of depression. According to the federal Center for Mental Health, depression affects as many as one in eight […]

  • Alcohol Referendum Had Support of ‘Old’ Ephraim

    The oft-described “quaint” Village of Ephraim faced its third wet referendum in its 163-year history in the April 5 election, and voters overwhelmingly opted to end the community’s dry status. Hugh Mulliken, the Ephraim business owner who started the petition drive for the referendum, said on the day after the successful campaign that he expects […]

  • NWTC Seeks 2016 Alumni Award Nominees

    The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award and 2016 Alumni Employer of the Year Award. Individual nominees must have graduated from NWTC, and will be considered based on their professional accomplishments, community involvement, and contribution to technical education. Employer nominees will be considered based […]

  • 2016 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholars to Receive Extra $2,000

    High school seniors, invited to a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation luncheon in Chippewa Falls on April 3 to honor their selection as Herb Kohl scholars, were stunned and delighted with the surprise announcement that all 2016 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation scholars will receive an additional $2,000 toward their scholarships, effective immediately. Students were notified by […]

  • Samantha Phillips Named to Luther College Dean’s List

    Samantha Phillips, Luther College senior, of Egg Harbor, has been named to the 2015 fall semester Dean’s List. Phillips is the child of Cynthia and Dennis Phillips. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and must complete at […]

  • “Made in Door County” Episode of Discover Wisconsin Airs April 9

    Discover Wisconsin, and its hosts, Mariah Haberman and Jake Zimmermann, are showcasing a handful of local businesses in an upcoming program. The episode, called “Made in Door County,” premieres April 9 at 6:30 pm on WFRV TV 5. It may also be streamed online at after April 9. “Part of what makes Door County […]

  • Sue Wehrli Receives 2015 Million Dollar Agent Sales Award

    Sue Wehrli of Sturgeon Bay was recently honored with the 2015 Million Dollar Agent Sales Award by the MAST Travel Network, a sales and marketing travel agency trade group based in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. Wehrli, a seasoned travel professional with more than 40 years experience, is the former president and owner of Wehrli Travel, a […]

  • Find Employees at Southern Door Summer Job Fair

    Southern Door High School is sponsoring a summer job fair on April 13, 11 am – 12:15 pm. Do you need to fill jobs for the summer? Are you looking for responsible teens known for their great work ethic? Consider attending this job fair. Southern Door students will have an opportunity to meet local businesses […]

  • Door County Brewing Company Hires New Assistant Brewer

    As demand for Door County Brewing Company’s beers continues to grow, CEO and Founder John McMahon announces Kyle Gregorash has joined Head Brewer Danny McMahon in the Baileys Harbor brewhouse. Gregorash, a Wisconsin native, will contribute his wealth of knowledge in order to aid the brewery’s increased production to fulfill demands for beers produced at […]

  • Bruce Low Attends WAHI Spring Training Seminar

    Bruce Low, owner/inspector of Bottom Line Home Inspection of Luxemburg, attended the spring training seminar of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors (WAHI) on March 18 and 19 in Milwaukee. He successfully completed course studies in Airtight Recessed Lights; Contracts, Liability & Personal Lawsuits; Understanding & Inspecting Hydronic Heating Systems; Stone Façade Systems. Low is […]

  • Base Camp Hosting April 13 Life Drawing Night

    Base Camp Coffee Bar, 10904 Hwy. 42 in Sister Bay, will host a Life Drawing Night for interested artists on Wednesday, April 13 from 6:30-8:30 pm. All mediums are welcome and guests are asked to come 15 minutes early and bring their own materials. Cost of the session is $12. For more information, email [email protected].

  • New Guided Meditation Program Offered at Spa at Sacred Grounds

    The Spa at Sacred Grounds announce the addition of Lia Montgomery to its talented staff. Montgomery will develop and implement a new guided meditation program at the spa. She began her training in Transcendental Meditation in 1977. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You to the Community

    Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) is deeply grateful to everyone who helped us make our 2016 Super Bowl-A-Thon fundraising event on Saturday, April 2, so successful. First and foremost, thanks a million to Penny Anschutz and the amazing staff of the Sister Bay Bowl for hosting us. We couldn’t do it without you! We are […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Party I Will Not Vote For

    During this presidential campaign we have heard the candidates state their goals. We have heard abolish Obamacare, abolish the EPA, build a wall, rebuild the middle class, make college tuition free and others, all of which can only be accomplished if a supportive Congress is in place. Given the uncertainty of voting for what has […]

  • Eagles Wrestlers Place at State

    Congratulations to Southern Door Eagles wrestlers Zakery Wrobel and Katelyn LeCloux for placing third and fourth place respectively at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation State Championships in Madison, March 25-26. Wrobel and LeCloux participated in some great wrestling and put forth a lot of effort to get to the championship rounds against the best wrestlers in […]

  • High School Spring Athletics: April 8, 2016

    GIBRALTAR   Baseball April 8 & 9 – Tournament @ Woodside Sports Complex, 2 pm April 11 @ Sevastopol, 5 pm April 14 vs. Southern Door, 5 pm   Golf April 14 @ The Woods, 4 pm   Softball April 11 @ Sevastopol, 5 pm April 14 vs. Southern Door, 5 pm   Track and […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: April 8, 2015

    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?   “I like all these things: old people, yoga, drinking.”   “I been into girls since K-4!”   “You don’t have to […]

  • Pizza Palooza Fundraiser on April 7 Benefits Community’s Garden

    The Community’s Garden will hold their fifth annual Pizza Palooza fundraiser on April 7, 5 – 7 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Participants will work alongside local chefs Veronica Ripp of the Get Real Café and Casey Andrews of Sevastopol Schools to create their own personal pizzas. Pre-made whole wheat or cauliflower pizza […]

  • Take A Visual Trip of the Amazon at First Baptist Church of Sister Bay

    Kiwanis Club and Rotary Club of Door County North’s final travelogue program of the season takes moviegoers on an adventure deep into the least inhabited and pristine rainforest of the Rio Negro and Amazon rivers’ region of the Amazon basin. Returning to present this exotic and rarely visited destination is award-winning filmmaker Marlin Darrah. Darrah […]

  • Wisconsin Railroads Featured at Next Door County Historical Society Meeting

    All aboard as the Door County Historical Society kicks off its monthly dinner and program series featuring “Wisconsin Railroads – From the Lead Mining Badgers to Transportation for Door County Cherries!” by Bob Lettenberger of the National Railroad Museum. This program is a joint meeting and presentation with the Peninsula Genealogical Society. The meeting will […]

  • High Schoolers Combine Talents for “LEAP – The Human Kindness Project”

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC), together with 30 Door County high school students and 10 creative facilitators, proudly presents “LEAP – The Human Kindness Project” on April 15 at Southern Door Community Auditorium. LEAP is an acronym for “Learning to Empower and Appreciate all People.” Inspired by Terry Lundahl, in her role of developing […]

  • Peninsula Arts & Humanities Alliance Joins “Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5” Study

    The arts mean business. That is the message being delivered by Door County’s Peninsula Arts & Humanities Alliance (PAHA), who announced it has joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5, a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. The research study is being conducted by Americans for […]

  • Peninsula Singers Hold Pair of Mother’s Day Concerts

    Join The Peninsula Singers on Mother’s Day weekend as Door County’s premier choir presents their biennial concerts, dedicated to the late Robert Oftedahl, long-time singer and member of the Board of Directors. Artistic Director Merle Colburn has chosen a variety of music to challenge the 60-voice choir, including a medley of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most […]

  • Viewing Nights Held Rain or Shine at Leif Everson Observatory

    With the first peep of the spring peepers, Crossroads at Big Creek launched a Challenge Match to raise money to expand their parking lot in an environmentally responsible way. They hope to develop a storm water runoff system to ensure that the water leaving the lot and entering the wetlands will be as clean as […]

  • Volunteers Needed for Midwest Crane Count

    The Ridges is seeking volunteers to participate in the 41st Annual Midwest Crane Count on April 16, 5:30 to 7:30 am. Join volunteers from across Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan to monitor the return of cranes to their northern breeding grounds. Counters are needed to survey on designated sites throughout Door County. No […]