Peninsula Pulse – Aug. 19-26, 2016

In this issue

  • Fort Frances, Mushroom Hike & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend, take some time to enjoy art of all types. You’ll be blown away once you encounter the culinary creations, contemporary wearable art and thought-provoking theater available to you this final August weekend. Friday, Aug. 26 Fall Harvest Celebration Get some good gear at the rummage sale, silent auctions and raffles while supporting a […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League 2016 Final Standings

    Final Standings 1. PC Junction 42-6 T2. Blue Horse Beach Café 41-7 T2. Husby’s 41-7 4. Sister Bay Bowl 29-19 5. Wilson’s 23-25 6. Nicolet Beach 18-30 7. Main Street Market 14-34 8. Camp David 5-43 9. Team Tomato 3-45   Results Aug. 17 Wilson’s 2, Nicolet Beach 1 Main Street Market 0, PC Junction […]

  • Door County Historical Society Shares the Story of County’s First African American Citizen

    The Door County Historical Society’s yesteryear presentations continue as Society member Marlene Allen will share the story of Door County’s first black citizen, Peter Custis. The program will be held on Sunday, August 21 at 2 pm in the Collins Learning Center. “The first black to settle in Door County was Peter Custis, a former slave,” […]

  • Many Thanks for House & Garden Work

    The Door County Medical Center Auxiliary wishes to thank all those who contributed to the success of the 56th Annual House & Garden Walk held on July 26. It was indeed a success, hosting more than 1,100 people touring the homes. Proceeds totaled $37,000 and all will go to benefit the Ministry Door County Medical […]

  • Voters Will Decide if Town Buys $1.4 Million Property to Expand Fish Creek Beach

    On Aug. 31, property owners in the Town of Gibraltar will vote on whether the town should purchase a $1.4 million property adjacent to the Fish Creek Beach. The property at 4108 Main St. would allow the town to nearly double the size of the beach. “When the opportunity presents itself, jump on it,” said […]

  • Just Say No to Pig Wrestling

    I just finished reading the article titled “Group Charges Pig Abuse at Valmy Thresheree Event.” I don’t know from whence the accompanying photograph of four burly men manhandling the pig came from, but it certainly embodies the flavor of a pig wrestling bout. For those of you who didn’t have a chance to catch this […]

  • Walker Approves Soccer Complex Construction at UW-Green Bay

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor announced the State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved several key projects across the state, including a new soccer complex at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “We want to make sure Wisconsin students continue to choose the UW System as they pursue their higher education degrees, and the new Soccer Complex […]

  • Mow, Mow, Mow Your Grass!

    Sister Bay has never looked as beautiful as it does this year. Store and restaurant owners have really outdone themselves, planting flowers that have been constant bloomers. Village-owned areas have been planted in grand style, the village maintenance workers have diligently mowed, pruned and pulled weeds to keep every flowerbed looking perfect. To have and […]

  • Jamaican Jerk Chicken Hot Off the Grill in Door County

    It started in the summer of 2012 with a reggae band at Husby’s and led to a wedding in 2013 and the start-up in 2015 of a one-of-a-kind business in Door County. When Georgina Saunderson and four of her classmates at Excelsior Community College in Kingston, Jamaica, came to Door County to work four years […]

  • Meet State Assembly Candidate Utesch Aug. 26

    Meet Assembly Candidate Lynn Utesch at Amy’s Coffee House, 406 Milwaukee St., Kewaunee, on Aug. 26, from 9-10:30 am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and discuss any questions and concerns you may have for the First Assembly District.

  • Is Change Good?

    When things are sailing along smoothly, when there’s a proven solution to a problem, there is really no need to change direction, or reinvent the wheel. But when things aren’t working, when things go wrong, the only way to solve the problem, the only responsible thing to do is to examine what’s gone wrong. For […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Aug. 19 – 26

    DOOR COUNTY  City of Sturgeon Bay: The Parks and Recreation Committee meets at 7 pm on Aug. 24. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board meets at 3:30 pm on Aug. 25. County of Door: The county board meets at 9 am on Aug. 23. The board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm on Aug. 23. […]

  • 101-Year-Old Mike Candioto Recalls Old Days in Baileys Harbor

    He wasn’t born in a log cabin, but spent much of his childhood in one. When he was 12, he cruised Baileys Harbor in a 1919 Dodge, with lots of pillows under and behind him so he could look through the steering wheel to see where he was going. (“I’d get two wheels in the […]

  • Door County Schools Receive Additional State Funding

    Small rural districts across the state will share $17.7 million in sparsity aid for general school operations, which will be paid on the third Monday in September. For the 2016-17 school year, 141 districts qualified for sparsity aid based on enrollments of 745 or fewer students and membership of less than 10 pupils per square […]

  • Bring Stability Back to Sevastopol

    We are all parents of current Sevastopol students. Some of us are Sevastopol alumni. Watching all the negative press about Sevastopol has been painful for us. For many years we enjoyed a very peaceful existence in our district, where mutual respect amongst staff and students prevailed. Our students excelled inside and outside of the classroom. […]

  • You Can Choose to Be Better or Bitter

    On August 23 a recall election will take place for the Sevastopol Board of Education. I am not a voter in the district but I am a recently retired Sevastopol teacher, and served on the Manawa Board of Education for 15 years, prior to moving to Door County. It is with 42 years of experience […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Leaping Leopard Frogs

    Editor’s note:  While Roy Lukes died at the age of 86 on June 26, his nature columns will continue to live on in the Pulse with the help of Roy’s wife, Charlotte, who has agreed to continue providing work from Roy’s extensive archives. For that reason, the column includes both their names. There is an amphibian in […]

  • Looking for Accountability

    In the Peninsula Pulse on August 5, 2016, Sevastopol Board President [Sue Todey] said that “it’s time to get over the drama and refocus on educating children.” Later in the same article she says, “People were fearful. They still are. They see the battering some of us have taken at board meetings and they have […]

  • Water Problems Continue at Baileys Harbor Marina

    The Baileys Harbor Marina Committee took a walk onto the north pier of the marina during its Aug. 16 meeting to consider what to do about a water main break buried beneath a foot of concrete. The break is in the area of a fairly recent addition to the north pier. The leaking water might […]

  • Let the Healing Begin

    We want you, the community, to understand our motivation for taking the challenge to run for seats on the Sevastopol School Board. We want to be a part of our Sevastopol community healing process and reunite the district to focus on ensuring that every Sevastopol student is well equipped and prepared to excel in school […]

  • Burglary at Brew Coffeehouse in Ellison Bay

    The Door County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a burglary that took place at Brew Coffeehouse in Ellison Bay on Aug. 12. According to the report on the incident, around $900 was taken.

  • Sevastopol Principal Donaldson Speaks Before Recall

    If you look at student achievement, Sevastopol School seems to be firing on all cylinders. The State of Wisconsin ranked Sevastopol High School the 17th best high school in the entire state. Newsweek recognized Sevastopol as one of the top 500 schools in the nation. The U.S. Dept. of Education recognized the middle and high […]

  • Anglers to Meet with DNR on Fish Management

    High-priority management actions for the Lake Michigan fishery identified by charter captains, recreational anglers and other stakeholders will be shared by leaders from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources at the Aug. 29 meeting of the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum. The public meeting runs from 6 to 9 pm at Lakeshore Technical College, 1290 North […]

  • Sister Bay Considers Ending Marina Fest

    At the Aug. 16 Sister Bay Village Board meeting, board member Patrick Duffy asked for more village funds to support Marina Fest. After the short pitch, the village board started discussion whether the Labor Day weekend festival should continue at all. “We’ve intentionally expanded the footprint of the event to showcase our waterfront. A second […]

  • My Perspective as a Taxpayer

    These comments concerning the upcoming Aug. 23 Sevastopol School District Board recall election are written from my perspective as a taxpayer. After evaluating recent decisions made by board members Todey and Behme, I have concluded that they have been poor stewards of my tax dollars. Although they seem to be well-meaning public servants, they need […]

  • Obituary: Randall F. Maedke

    Randall F. “Randy” Maedke, 70, of Forestville, died at Helping Hearts Assisted Living in Luxemburg on August 16, 2016.  He was born on March 30, 1946, in Brussels to Grant and Lorraine (Colle) Maedke.  On August 13, 1966, he married Lois LeDocq at St. John’s Church in DePere. Randy joined the Army Reserves in 1965.  He […]

  • Obituary: Michael DeDecker

    Michael DeDecker, 64, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at his home on August 15, 2016.  He was born April 20, 1952, in Sturgeon Bay to Elmer and Florence (Jeanquart) DeDecker.  Mike graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1970. After high school, Mike attended UW-Oshkosh and later moved to Denver.  After working in Denver for […]

  • Obituary: Linda Jean Geisel

    Linda Jean Geisel, 65, of Brussels, passed away on August 14, 2016 at her home.  She was born May 11, 1951, in Berwyn, Illinois to Ralph and Dorothy (Frank) Luckhard. Linda graduated from Argo High School in 1969.  In 1970, her family moved to the Town of Gardner and Linda worked for Virginia’s Lunch in […]

  • Obituary: Scott Cornell

    Scott Cornell, age 53, died Saturday, August 13 at his home on Washington Island. He was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease at age 42. Scott was born on the Island to Gilmore and Angie Cornell on January 31, 1963. His first 16 years were spent growing up in Kenosha, Wis. His family moved back to the Island and […]

  • Obituary: Eugene “Gene” Bellin

    Eugene “Gene” Bellin, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died August 13, 2016.  He was born Nov. 5, 1927 in Appleton to Raymond and Edna (Knaack) Bellin.  Gene graduated from Kaukauna High School and settled in Appleton to start his career with AAL which is now Thrivent.  On Nov. 23, 1950, he married Beatrice Anton at St. Martins […]

  • Obituary: Joanrita A. Schultz

    Born to Charles and Elanor Gabel, Joan lived the majority of her life in Illinois, and Door County for the last seven years. She was a respected plastics engineer, but her passions were animals, nature’s peace and quiet and the love of family. Joan is survived by Steve her husband of 17 years; Tia her […]

  • Obituary: James E. Coombs

    James E. Coombs, 72, Washington Island, died in Kewaunee. Graveside services with full military honors were held at the Washington Island Cemetery on Aug. 14, 2016.

  • Births: Aug. 7-9, 2016

    Jessica-Taylor McAllister, Sturgeon Bay, and Quan Jackson, Racine, are the parents of a son born on Aug. 9, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Jodie McAllister, Sturgeon Bay, and Joseph Anderson, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparent is Marcia Jackson, Milwaukee.   Danielle and Jason Szmanda, Jacksonport, are the parents of a son […]

  • Featured Pet: Greta Garbo

      Greta Garbo is a beautiful five-year-old feline. This little lady came to Door County Humane Society (DCHS) this summer as a stray with her litter of kittens. Now that her kittens have grown and are ready for adoption, Greta Garbo is looking for a family to call her own as well. Her gray coat […]

  • Judge Weber Sworn In

    Holly Weber looks on with pride as her husband, David Weber, is sworn in by Judge D. Todd Ehlers as Door County’s newest Branch II circuit court judge on Aug. 16. Weber told the assembled audience that it is an honor for him to be “your honor” in his hometown. Weber was named to the […]

  • Jacksonport Historical Society Presents “The Cote Family” at Aug. 24 Meeting

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society as Les Kiehnau and Terry Magno present “The Cote Family” on Aug. 24 at 7 pm at the Jacksonport Town Hall, County V, Jacksonport. The Gaspard and Selina Cote family entered the Jacksonport scene in 1899. Initially farming at a site on what is now County A, Gaspard also operated […]

  • Two Opportunities to Donate Blood at St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a critical summer blood shortage. In appreciation for helping to save lives, those who come to donate blood or platelets with the Red Cross now through Aug. 31 will receive a $5 gift card claim code. […]

  • Sexual Assault Center of Family Services Needs Volunteers to Serve as Advocates

    The Sexual Assault Center of Family Services is seeking volunteers to work as sexual assault advocates in Brown, Door, Oconto and Marinette Counties. No experience is necessary; all advocates receive extensive training provided by the Sexual Assault Center prior to working with victims of sexual violence. By participating in the training, volunteer advocates learn methods […]

  • Basic First Aid Class Offered at Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in basic first aid on Aug. 31. The class will be held at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road in Sister Bay from 6 to 8:30 pm. It focuses […]

  • Rev. Barb Sajna to Visit Church of Atonement Sept. 8

    The Rev. Barb Sajna, vicar of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay, will speak at 7 pm on Sept. 8 at Church of the Atonement in Fish Creek. Her topic is “Looking at ‘otherness’ through the lens of anti-Semitism (and other ‘isms’).” The church is at Main St. and Cottage Row. For more information […]

  • Cooks Needed for Neighbor to Neighbor’s Rib Fest

    Neighbor to Neighbor is sponsoring its Eighth Annual Door County Rib Fest on Nov. 12 at the Lodge at Leathem Smith. Cooks are needed to compete for the title of Best Ribs in Door County. Professional chefs, restaurants and amateur chefs are invited to share their tastiest ribs with the public. Approximately 250 people will […]

  • Fresh Riviera Clothing Becomes Part of ‘One Percent for the Planet’

    Fresh Riviera Clothing, headquartered in Door County, recently joined One Percent for the Planet, pledging to donate one percent of annual sales to support nonprofit organizations focused on the environment. Tracy Andropolis of Fresh Riviera says, “We are thrilled to become members of One Percent for the Planet. For us it just makes sense and […]

  • Door County Community Foundation Awards Grant to Unity Hospice

    Unity Hospice has been awarded a $3,000 Sustainability Grant from the Door County Community Foundation to provide end-of-life care for critically ill patients who have limited to no financial resources. As a 501(c)3, Unity relies on the financial contributions of community members and organizations like the Door County Community Foundation to help cover the end-of-life […]

  • We Are HOPE Inc. Honors Volunteers at Celebration of HOPE

    We Are HOPE, Inc. will honor a number of important volunteers this year at the Celebration of HOPE event on Sept. 26 at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. According to Sandy Duckett, CEO of We Are HOPE, Inc., “Volunteers play a critical role in any nonprofit organization. We are grateful to […]

  • Northern Door Children’s Center Campers Set Up Garden

    This is the summer of flora and fauna for the students of Northern Door Children’s Center’s (NDCC) Camp Cloud summer program. Designed for the 2½ to young five-year-olds, Camp Cloud is an enjoyable, relaxing and educational way to spend the summer in northern Door County. Thanks to the efforts of NDCC dad Chris Oakdale, the […]

  • NextGen Young Professionals Hosts Aug. and Sept. Events

    The NexGen YP Network has some upcoming events in August and September for members and non-members alike. On Aug. 22, 6-9 pm at Bier Zot (10677 N Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay), there’s a gourmet Mac & Cheese and Craft Beer Happy Hour. On Sept. 15, 6-10 pm, “Explore Ephraim” at the Ephraim Historical Foundation, […]

  • Isherwood: How to Build A Bird

    Grandparents have a critical role in a kid’s education. My wife and I disagree on gender lines exactly what this role is, you can surmise the details: fire, gunpowder and jokes about farts. For myself I believe a grandfather’s role can be summed up by the acronym SOTG, Second Only to God, this where I […]

  • Server of the Week: Jenna Delchambre @ Waterfront Mary’s

    We ate at Waterfront Mary’s, what a treat. Had a wonderful waitress, she was very sweet.   She brought out our dinner, it tasted just great. The food and the service was really first rate.   So if you want a great meal and a friendly smile, go to Waterfront Mary’s, it’s the best by […]

  • Weather Wizard: Sailing with the Dragon

    The morning sun reflected in the dragon’s golden eyes, and its massive silver teeth curved down toward its ornately carved neck. The eyes with their piercing glow demanded that the large steel bridge be raised, as its massive oak body plowed through the channel of Sturgeon Bay. I found myself aboard the world’s largest Viking […]

  • County Residents Head to Chicago for MLS Match

    Door County residents traveled to Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Ill., on Sunday, Aug. 14, to attend a professional soccer match between the Chicago Fire and the Orlando City Lions. The City of Sturgeon Bay Parks and Recreation Department organized the community field trip that drew nearly 60 residents to the Major League Soccer match. Babler […]

  • Science Snippet: Gut Flora, Obesity and Social Behavior

    Obese mothers are 50 percent more likely to have children that become autistic than are mothers of normal weight. One theory is that the difference is due to gut bacteria. A recent study with mice did indeed show a relationship between gut flora, obesity and social behavior. Mice can exhibit autistic-appearing behavior, such as not […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Aug. 19, 2016

    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 almost took your advice on tweezing my brows when I’m really bored but I have so much time on my […]

  • Cheers!: Welcome to the Soft Parade

    Who wouldn’t want to try a beer called Soft Parade, which, according to the label, is a “high gravity ale fermented with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries.” I know not everyone likes fruit beers. I love ‘em – if they are good fruit beers. When I homebrewed, fruits were part of my palette, just another […]

  • An Ageless Art Form: Nancy Akerly and Paper Marbling

    Nancy Akerly first learned origami during a Chicago park program when she was just eight years old. Since then, she has continued to pursue her love of paper arts, expanding her skills to include bookbinding and making paper-covered boxes. She also added marbling to her repertoire, an ancient practice that dates back to at least […]

  • Framed: Peninsula’s Historic Camps

    Emily Irwin (Ephraim Historical Foundation) and Laury Day (grandson of Camp Meenahga founder Alice Orr Clark) pose in front of an exhibit panel featuring Peninsula State Park’s two historic camps, Meenahga (1916-1948) and Camp Peninsular (Civilian Conservation Corps, 1935-1937). The exhibit features rare photographs and memorabilia and is open to the public through fall. Submitted.

  • Trivia: Alligator Teeth

    Question: Alligators have up to 80 teeth in their mouth at a time and when they wear down, they are replaced. How many teeth can an alligator go through in a lifetime?   Answer: Between two and three thousand.

  • Lessons, Golf Schools and Clinics

    Over the course of my career I have been fortunate enough to teach golf at several outstanding facilities across the country. During this time, I have taught all three of the basic ways to learn golf. These different methods of learning are private lessons, golf schools and clinics. Private lessons are the most common way […]

  • The Climate Corner: A Fisherman’s Perspective

    By Charlie Henriksen   I believe in science, but my life is ruled by the unpredictability of Mother Nature. Weather is changing and so is our environment and many of these changes occur with astonishing speed. I am a food producer and take great pride and care in providing a healthy, local product. A very […]

  • Manners Matter: My Employees Are Burned Out

    Dear Mary Pat,   I’ve noticed that my employees are starting to get a little impatient with customers. Most of them work lots of shifts throughout the week, and quite a few of them work two or more jobs. How do I help them overcome burnout? It’s obviously not good for my business if customers […]

  • ‘Alabama Story’: A Librarian, A Senator and A Children’s Book Collide

    by Audra Baakari Boyle Peninsula Players Theatre has produced a variety of works for Door County audiences in its 81 seasons, from madcap comedies to toe-tapping musicals; from thrilling mysteries to captivating dramas. This week Alabama Story, by Kenneth Jones, made its Midwest debut at Peninsula Players. Alabama Story flourished from playwright Jones’ fascination with […]

  • Brandon Bogenschutz Finds His Calling in Acting

    It’s fair to say that 10 years ago, Brandon Bogenschutz never would have imagined graduating from college with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. Though the Egg Harbor native’s imagination was larger than life, his reserved nature as a child kept him out of the limelight. But when a group of friends convinced him […]

  • Elena Santiago’s Dancing Dream Comes Full Circle

    As is the case with many young girls, Elena Santiago took dance classes when she was little. But her interest in the art form didn’t really take hold until she went to the Door County Festival of Dance at the Door Community Auditorium in the 1990s. “They had dance companies like Alvin Ailey and Paul […]

  • Katie Scullin Brings Pop-Blues-Rock to Door County

    The crystal clear, edgy voice of Madison singer-songwriter Katie Scullin is one that has drawn comparisons to some of the greatest female singers of recent decades: Heart’s hard rocker Ann Wilson, pop-indie rocker Kimbra, and the late soul singer Amy Winehouse. Those are fitting comparisons for a young woman whose dad was a huge fan […]

  • Door County Sales Tax, Room Occupancy Show Strong Growth

    Around this time of year, residents and business owners begin asking around to get a pulse on how the season is going for the tourism industry. While crowded streets and sold-out shows may be an anecdotal indication for a successful year, there is some data that provides a more direct explanation of how the year […]

  • Door County League Baseball: Aug. 14 Results

    Door County League Baseball   Final Regular Season Standings As of Aug. 14 Egg Harbor 12-2 Sister Bay 12-2 Kolberg 10-4 Maplewood 6-8 Washington Island 6-8 West Jacksonport 6-8 Institute 4-10 Baileys Harbor 0-14   Results Aug. 14 Sister Bay 6, Institute 0 Baileys Harbor 0, Kolberg 13 Sister Bay 4, Kolberg 0   Schedule […]

  • Destroyers in Sheboygan this Weekend

    On Aug. 13, the Door County Destroyers hosted the Racine Raiders in Week 8 of MidStates Football League (MSFL) action. Door County was leading after the first quarter 3-0 and that’s when the Raiders came alive and poured on the points en route to a 45-25 victory. With the win the Raiders are 8-0 on […]

  • Breast Cancer Survivor Pitches In for Others

    A Baileys Harbor breast cancer survivor has organized a co-ed slow pitch tournament to benefit local cancer charities. The Lavender Slow Pitch Series takes place Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Baileys Harbor Recreational Park, 2623 Summit Road. “I was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ, stage zero breast cancer, in June of last year,” said […]

  • Tour LEED Platinum Home in Sister Bay

    Everyone interested in learning how to build a highly sustainable, energy-efficient home is invited to attend the first of four educational open houses for what will be Door County’s third LEED Platinum home. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an international program designed by the U.S. Green Building Council to create, build, and […]

  • Gov. Walker Approves Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport Improvements

    Gov. Scott Walker has approved a $625,000 project to design the development of a new hangar and tie-down areas for local and transient traffic at the Ephraim Gibraltar Regional Airport. The Governor’s action releases $31,250 in state funds for the project, and the villages of Ephraim and Gibraltar are contributing another $31,250, with the Federal […]

  • VIDEO: Behind the Curtain of A Door County Summer Theater

    Behind the Curtain, and takes viewers behind the scenes at life at Peninsula Players, the so-called "summer camp for artists" in Fish Creek.

  • TAP Announces Cast for “The Gin Game”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the cast for D.L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Gin Game, running Sept. 8 – Oct. 16. TAP’s 2016 summer/fall artist-in-residence Drew Brhel is Weller Martin and TAP favorite Claire Morkin plays Fonsia Dorsey. Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted […]

  • Peninsula Players Presents “Alabama Story”

    Peninsula Players Theatre continues its 81st season when it presents the Midwest premiere of Kenneth Jones’ Alabama Story, playing now through Sept. 4. Inspired by actual events in 1959, Alabama Story centers on a fearless, no-nonsense librarian, a vocal segregationist senator and an innocent children’s book. In a parallel story, childhood friends Joshua and Lilly, […]

  • Singing Men of Oak Brook Take Sturgeon Bay

    The Singing Men of Oak Brook are coming to the Sturgeon Bay and Jacksonport United Methodist churches on Aug. 28. They’ll offer a concert during services at Jacksonport United Methodist Church at 9 am, located at 6154 Cave Point Drive in Jacksonport (near the corner of Cave Point Drive and Highway 57), and then at […]

  • Birch Creek Announces 2016 Fall Concert Series

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor will host six evening concerts this fall/winter from Aug. 27 to Dec. 3 as part of its 2016 Fall Concert Series. The Fall Concert Series begins Aug. 27, 7:30 pm, in the Dutton Concert Barn, with a performance from The MC Swingtet. Led by jazz guitarist Steve […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Resumes Aug. 23

    Midsummer’s Music Festival resumes concerts Aug. 23 with the French Inflections program featuring three piano trios written by French composers. Charles-Édouard Lefebvre’s Ballade unites flute, cello and piano in a fairly short piece that exemplifies the Romantic Movement. Maurice Ravel, who is best known for Boléro, wrote his Basque-inspired Piano Trio in A Minor in […]

  • Colorful Fall Ceramics at Artzy Studio

    Artzy Studio presents its new autumn line of ceramics in festive fall shapes and colors. There are trays shaped like ceramic leaves in almost every color of apple green, harvest brown and pumpkin orange. There is also a variety of orange pumpkin platters, also a new addition to the line. There is also every color […]

  • Local Artists Included in Door County Wearable Art Show

    The second of three Door County Wearable Art Shows is Aug. 27, 9 am – 5pm, & 28, 10 am – 4 pm, at the Sister Bay Village Hall. A wide range of styles, sizes and prices are available for one-of-a-kind women who want original designs in contemporary, artist-made women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry. Sue […]

  • Björklunden Workshop for All Poetry Styles

    A poetry workshop, “Inside the Box, Outside the Frame: Writing Poetry Your Way,” will be held at Björklunden from Sept. 11-16. This poetry workshop is designed for poets of all preferences, styles and approaches, whether their poems usually lean toward the free and easy, the experimental, the playful, or the gracefully structured and intricate. Some […]

  • Beautiful Webs of Silver and Gold at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery is proud to feature the latest work of resident jewelry artist Angela Olson-Luberger. Working in sterling silver and gold, Olson weaves intricate patterns of metals producing beautiful webs of silver and gold. She also features a variety of gemstones in her work, creating matrixes of color within the wirework patterns. […]

  • The Bestseller List: Aug. 16, 2016

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins 3. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen 4. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes 5. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. The Boys in […]

  • Baileys Harbor Photographer Included in Madison Exhibit

    “Atonement” by Arlene Stanger of Baileys Harbor has been juried into the 2016 Photo Midwest Festival Exhibition at the Overture Center for the Arts in Madison. The exhibit will run from Sept. 9 through Dec. 5, 2016. Stanger’s images have been juried into galleries here in Door County and have been included in the Hal […]

  • Enter Raffle for Emmett Johns Painting

    Peninsula Preschool is excited to announce the second-year partnership with The Hardy Gallery as part of the “Art from the Heart” raffle. This summer, Peninsula Preschool and The Hardy Gallery are selling raffle tickets to win an original painting by well-known Door County artist Emmett Johns. Johns’s painting is titled “One Still Moment in Time,” […]

  • Draw Doco Silent Auction Benefits Community

    Draw Doco presents a figurative drawing and painting exhibition at Base Camp Coffee Bar from Aug. 18 through Aug. 31. Come celebrate the human body while helping others in your community. Artwork will be up for silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a member of the community in need. The […]

  • Unexpected Pairings at Woodwalk Gallery

    Woodwalk Gallery is featuring artists Tom Maakestad, Dale Vanden Houten, Tom Jenz and Cynthia Linnabary with an interesting combination of 2 and 3-dimensional works. Experience the pairing of the contemporary infused with organic energy. Diverse mediums juxtaposed to reveal an unexpected harmony and beauty. Tom Maakestad is just returned from working in Austria for a […]

  • Abstract Photography at Art League Gallery

    Nationally recognized photographer Steve Stanger is The Gallery of the Door County Art League’s self-taught artist of the week beginning Aug. 20. Stanger’s abstract photography has received numerous awards in Door County including the Pulse’s Hal Prize in 2012 and 2014; the Miller Juried Exhibit 2014; the Hardy Gallery Juried Annual in 2014; and a […]

  • Jewelry Artist Joins Cappaert Contemporary Gallery

    Jewelry artist Shelly Thrall is now represented in Door County at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor. Thrall mixes sterling silver, copper, brass and found objects in her jewelry designs that look organic and well worn. She often leaves the marks and imperfections made during the hand-building process to enrich the finished pieces. Thrall uses […]

  • Sculptor Bren Sibilsky Wins Two International Awards

    Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma artist, received two awards in the recent Manhattan Arts International show, “The Healing Power of ART 2016.” The show’s purpose is to promote the scientifically proven fact that art heals by transforming one’s physiological state and perception. According to the curator, Renee Phillips, “Historically, Manhattan Arts International has attracted the most […]

  • Valmy Thresheree 2016 Schedule

    August is a time to reflect on the days gone by, and in Valmy, things are cranking up because it’s thresheree time. See first-hand agricultural equipment in operation that was used from the years of 1900 until about 1960. The thresheree runs Aug. 19 – 21. Below is a schedule of events.   Friday, Aug. […]

  • Valmy Thresheree Chainsaw Competition

    Want to channel your inner lumberjack? The Valmy Thresheree hosts a chainsaw competition on Saturday morning for anyone and everyone looking for a woodcutting challenge. There are anywhere between 10 and 15 divisions, with each division reserved for a specific class of chainsaw. Within these divisions are separate sections for stock, antique, and modified saws. […]

  • Segway the Door Tours Receives Certificate of Excellence

    The Segway the Door Tours Fish Creek location just reached 200 reviews on Trip Advisor. One hundred and ninety-nine of them are four or five stars, indicating very good or excellent service and experience. These reviews include their Peninsula State Park and Fish Creek Sunset tours. TripAdvisor gives a Certificate of Excellence to accommodations, attractions […]

  • Crossroads Celebrates Park Service Centennial with John Muir Exhibit

    In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay is collaborating with the Door County Historical Society and the Door County Libraries to host the Wisconsin Historical Society “Wisconsin’s John Muir” Exhibit from Aug. 30 to Sept. 11. The exhibit will be housed in the Vignes School in the […]

  • Horseshoe Bay Cave Tours Aug. 20 & 21

    The County of Door announces that public tours of Horseshoe Bay Cave will be conducted on Aug. 20 & 21, between 8:30 am and 3 pm. Reservations are not required, but are recommended to ensure a spot on the cave tour. Tours will depart on the hour, commencing at 9 am with the last tour […]

  • Golf League Results: Aug. 4–12

    GOLF LEAGUE RESULTS   ALPINE   Alpine Women’s Golf League (Aug. 9) Event – Chip closest to pin on Red #9: A Flight – Julie Perley; B Flight – Jane Mastrangelo; C Flight – Lynn Barkinge; D Flight – Phlyllis Lampos. Low Score: A Flight – Sara Junion 43; B Flight – Jane Mastrangelo 48; […]

  • Björklunden Offers Seminars on Film, Morality and More

    From Aug. 28 to Sept. 2, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering these seminars: “A Closer Look: How and Why the Best Films of the Classic Era Still Matter Today” with Jack Rhodes, “What Makes Right Acts Right” with Terry Goode, “Everyday Herbalism: Backyard and Kitchen Remedies for Natural Health” with Jacquelyn Dobrinska, and “Espionage and […]

  • Katie Dahl to Perform at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

    International touring artist and Door County local Katie Dahl will perform at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville on Aug. 27 at 6:30 pm. Dahl has performed her original songs everywhere from the dusty cliff country of Mali, West Africa, to the winding canals of southern France, to the cedar forests of the American northwoods. […]

  • Ruthie Foster Returns to Door County

    Ruthie Foster returns to Door County to perform at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center on Aug. 21 at 7 pm. Foster was born in the small rural town of Gause, Texas. Raised in a family of gospel singers, she first learned to sing during worship services at her community church. With a chapel-bred bravado […]

  • Honey Dewdrops Perform at Woodwalk Gallery Aug. 19

    Woodwalk Concert Series is excited to welcome the Honey Dewdrops to their stage Aug. 19 at 7 pm. The house band, Small Forest, will open the show. Virginia natives Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America, stretches of […]