Peninsula Pulse – August 17-24, 2018

In this issue

  • Why A Poet Laureate?

    If you are lucky, you are stopped in your tracks, from time to time, by beauty. It happens often in Door County, as it’s almost routine to be arrested by something remarkable: a rainbow over a field of grain, waves splashing Cave Point, a boat sailing into the setting sun, a meadow of wildflowers dancing […]

  • Trivia: Which inventor averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life?

    Question:  Which inventor averaged one patent for every three weeks of his life?   Answer:  Thomas Edison

  • Insect Scavenger Hunt

    The summer family programs at Crossroads at Big Creek ends Aug. 23, although there are a few programs left to attend. During “Insect Evidence Scavenger Hunt” on Aug. 21 at 10 am, participants will look for galls, leaf minors, spittle and other insect evidence. Bring along a camera to document your finds. Enjoy the “Early […]

  • Many Opportunities to Learn about Paleo Indians

    On Saturday, Aug. 18, people interested in prehistoric life in Door County will have two opportunities to see and hear about it from the man who first discovered this local link to a culture thousands of years older than Egypt’s pyramids. Darrel Cardy was born in Sturgeon Bay and raised on the property now known […]

  • Framed: Sailing Lessons

    Max Spiegel, 9, took sailing lessons the last week of July through the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Photo by Tim Sweet.

  • DAHI Holds Second Informational Meeting

    According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 48 million American adults (20 percent) have some degree of hearing loss. Hearing Loss Advocates for America (HLAA) provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families and co-workers to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss, and maintain your independence and […]

  • DCHH Home and Garden Fundraiser Scheduled for Sept. 1

    Door County Habitat for Humanity (DCHH) is preparing for its upcoming Vintage Home and Garden Fair Fundraiser on Sept. 1 at the Lazy L Ranch, 5280 Country View Road, Sturgeon Bay. The event features upcycled and repurposed/refinished furniture and home décor items, unique and one-of-a kind garden art and planters, and a birdhouse orchard with […]

  • Cheers!: Parlez Vous Whatager?

    Whoa! Got a gusher here! But let me start at the beginning… Still suffering from a slight case of beer fatigue, I was happy to see a new brewery represented in what looked like a series of barrel-aged farmhouse ales in bottles that look like miniature wine bottles, from a Marquette, Mich., brewery called Barrel […]

  • Pen Players Regional Première

    Peninsula Players Theatre presents the regional première of Living on Love, a new romantic comedy by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin. The show opens Aug. 25 and will be performed through Sept. 2. In the play, celebrated opera diva Raquel De Angelis’ temperament and sense of self-importance […]

  • Door-Tran Hosts Annual Fun Park Fundraiser

    Door-Tran hosts its 4th Annual Fun Event Aug. 19, 2-5 pm. The rain date is Aug. 20 from 4 – 7 pm. Enjoy a day of raffles, a silent auction, and unlimited go karts and mini golf for $20. Door-Tran offers half-price travel vouchers, veteran volunteer transportation, county-wide volunteer transportation, vehicle purchase/repair loans, half-price gasoline […]

  • United Front Shows at Lake Michigan Day

    If there was one overriding takeaway from the 5th Annual Lake Michigan Day Conference held at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc on Aug. 10, it is that there remains in these divisive political times bipartisan support for conservation efforts in the Great Lakes basin. However, one of the speakers, Mike Carlson, executive director of […]

  • Claudia Russell CD Release Party

    California-based singer/songwriter Claudia Russell brings her special brand of folk music to Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) on Aug. 28 for a special CD release concert. Russell is accompanied by her husband and musical partner Bruce Kaplan and Door County’s own Rich Higdon. Russell and Kaplan are nationally touring artists. Russell won Best Musician in her […]

  • Fall Lighthouse Fest

    Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Door County Fall Lighthouse Festival. This annual festival takes place Oct. 6-7, and is comprised of land and boat tours featuring some of Door County’s most iconic lighthouses. Participants can pick between six different tours. See the lighthouses by land during the seven-hour small group bus […]

  • Caleb Frostman and Tom Clay Attend Democratic Party Picnic

    The Democratic Party of Door County will host its annual picnic Aug. 23, 4-8 pm. All Democratic supporters are welcome to this event in the pavilion at Sawyer Park. Meet State Sen, Caleb Frostman and hear from Tom Clay, executive director of the Door County Land Trust. Learn something new and ask questions. Enjoy soda, […]

  • Midsummer Music’s ‘A Czech Life’

    Midsummer’s Music Composer-in-Residence, Jacob Beranek, recently attended the Talis Festival and Academy as a Composition Fellow in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. There, he joined 15 other young Composition or Instrumental Fellows from around the world for two weeks of intensive study and performance. This year, Beranek’s piece, Partita melodica, a three-movement work, features English horn, violin, viola, […]

  • A Tasty Triple Threat: Fresh, Local & Organic Eats at Roots Inn & Kitchen

    Tucked down a calm side street from the busy section of road where Highway 42 and 57 converge in Sister Bay is a refreshing take on the classic bed and breakfast. Roots Inn and Kitchen combines the historic charm of their six bedroom inn with an ever-changing kitchen menu that aims to remix your favorite […]

  • Many Opportunities to Learn about Paleo Indians

    On Saturday, Aug. 18, people interested in prehistoric life in Door County will have two opportunities to see and hear about it from the man who first discovered this local link to a culture thousands of years older than Egypt’s pyramids. Darrel Cardy was born in Sturgeon Bay and raised on the property now known […]

  • Janet Planet at Fishstock

    Janet Planet has been paying her dues and studying the craft of singing for more than three decades, steadily building a career that began with a high school talent show performance. She’ll show off her talent at the Fishstock Concert Series Aug. 19 at 7 pm. As the past century closed and a new one […]

  • Birch Creek Free Concert

    The talented young musicians of Birch Creek’s summer academy have left the campus and are returning to their homes across the country. Even though the young students and faculty members have moved on, music is still in the air at Birch Creek as Adult Band Camp participants begin to arrive for four days of music, […]

  • Lions Club Donates to DCHH

    The Maplewood-Forestville Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to Door County Habitat for Humanity (DCHH). The donation from the club will help families in the county acquire and own decent and affordable housing. DCHH was created in 1993 by a group of individuals concerned about the lack of decent affordable housing in the county. Since then, […]

  • Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Dept. Hold CPR 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 teaches infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The class is $25 per person […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Christ Child Society Thanks Community for Support

    We are grateful for the support of our generous community, attendees and businesses who made our Luncheon Fundraiser on Aug. 1, 2018 a wonderful success. Special acknowledgement goes to Door County Medical Center for sponsoring our event, to Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grille for a delicious lunch and to The Boys & Girls Club Ukulele […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: August 17, 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? “I have to stop taking dead people’s clothing.” “She’s got the blank look of a Tolkien fan.” “You never see anyone smiling […]

  • Doulagivers of Door County Hosts Two Programs

    Doulagivers of Door County continue their monthly program, “Dying to Talk,” on Aug. 21 at 5:30 pm. It is co-hosted with End of Life Doula VJR. Join this community gathering to discuss dying. Learn about what an End of Life Doula is and how much of an impact they can have during the dying process. Share […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Charleston Contest, Sober as a Judge

    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 Independent August 14, 1874 Judge Wright was evidently sober when he wrote that long communication in the Advocate yesterday opposing the village incorporation, as he […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Cookie

    With adorable black and white markings and big brown eyes, Cookie is sure to melt your heart. This sweet one-year-old is a bit timid at first, but will warm up quickly with a little time and tasty treats. Cookie loves going for walks and enjoys the relaxing sounds of nature. Cookie has already been spayed, […]

  • Bestseller List: August 17, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 2. There There by Tommy Orange 3. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 4. Clock Dance by Anne Tyler 5. My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Educated by Tara Westover 2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil […]

  • Writing on Water: The Mahlbergs and Kangaroo Lake

    If it were possible to write on water, the names of Paul and Marilyn Mahlberg would be etched indelibly on Kangaroo Lake. Their connection to the area goes back to the 1800s, when Paul’s great-grandfather worked in the timbering trade around the lake. His grandson, Paul Mahlberg, Sr., and his wife, Antoinette, settled on the […]

  • A Norwegian Take on Americana

    Darling West, a Norwegian Americana group, is headed overseas for their first ever tour in the United States. The husband-and-wife duo, Mari Sandvær Kreken and Tor Egil Kreken, have been making waves in Norway and beyond, earning themselves a Norwegian Grammy Award. They’re headed to Door County Makers Space, so the Pulse caught up with […]

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 698

    by Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate   My mother’s best friend, Ruth Stickfort Kregel, was “Aunt Sticky” to my sister and me, and today I feel like telling you a little about this woman we loved. This poem is from my new book, Kindest Regards, published by Copper Canyon Press.   Post Office The wall […]

  • Door to Nature: Butterflies and Skippers

    I am enjoying the many great spangled fritillary and monarch butterflies nectaring on the tall swamp milkweed that Roy and I planted many years ago in our butterfly garden. I’ve also noticed small rather plain, dark butterflies that are called skippers. This group of insects is not as well-known as many of the butterflies. They […]

  • Catholic Youth Expeditions Goes Solar

    A blue and sunny sky was welcome for the Aug. 13 ribbon cutting for the new 20kw solar system that will supply half of the power used during the 32 annual retreats at the Catholic Youth Expeditions (CYE) campus on Kangaroo Lake. “You are on the cutting edge. The first class,” Heather Allen of RENEW […]

  • Walking Meditation at Crossroads at Big Creek

    A walking meditation is scheduled at Crossroads at Big Creek on Aug. 18, 10-11 am. Enjoy a chance to slow down, become present and aware of your body and connect to the beautiful Door County outdoors. Inspired by the reading of meditative passages, people are invited to develop intuition and intention, discover a sense of […]

  • It’s a John Deere Year

    Celebrating Door County’s rural, agricultural heritage, the Valmy Thresheree, sponsored by the North Eastern Wisconsin Antique Power Association, is three days of family entertainment, Aug. 17-19. Visitors can see threshing machines in operation, antique hay balers, demos of corn bindering, oats combining, etc.; and many other antique machines showing off what they can do. For […]

  • Manners Matter: Burger Blunder

    Dear Mary Pat, My husband and I went to a restaurant last year and loved it. They had fine dining items and also pub grub in their bar area. We went back this year to grab a quick bite before a show and skimmed the menu before sitting down. We had our kids with us […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Orientation Scheduled for Aug. 27

    Parents and guardians of the Sturgeon Bay High School incoming freshman class are invited to an orientation session on Aug. 27 at 7 pm. Orientation is held in the auditorium at 1230 Michigan St. Students are welcome but not required to attend. The orientation begins with a presentation about Sturgeon Bay High School and information […]

  • Alzheimer’s the Focus of Sept. 9 CHIP

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation, “Keep Your Brain Healthy.” On Sept. 9 come hear Lynn Polacek, RN, MS tell how lifestyle factors can decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s. Learn about specific research-based strategies that can make a positive impact on your cognitive function. Northern […]

  • Powerful Tornado Struck Egg Harbor 20 Years Ago This Week

    Powerful tornadoes don’t hit Door County. At least, that was the conventional wisdom before a late August evening 20 years ago this week. Sure, there were sporadic tornado warnings, and occasionally a water spout was spotted over the bay, but rarely was one seen over land. From 1950 to 2017 just 19 tornadoes and waterspouts […]

  • Golf League Results: August 3-10, 2018

    ALPINE Women’s Golf League – Tee to Green Score (minus Putts) August 7, 2018 Winners: Flight A – Diane Hanley (33); Flight B – Kay Krueger (30); Flight C – Marilyn Cushing (33); Flight D – Clare Plachetka (39) Low Score: Flight A – Diane Hanley (43); Flight B – Kay Krueger (46); Flight C […]

  • Climate Corner: Let’s Collaborate to Address Climate Change

    by Keith Reopelle, Director of the Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change Under County Executive Joe Parisi’s leadership, Dane County is a regional leader in clean energy investments and addressing climate change. We would love to collaborate with Door County on climate change mitigation and resiliency strategies. I am confident we could learn […]

  • By the Numbers: Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway Economic Impact

    A new year-long study by the Great Lakes Seaway Partnership looked at the economic impacts of the navigation system. All figures are for the 2017 shipping season. 3 The number of vessel-operator communities that operate in the system – U.S. lakers, Canadian lakers and salties (ocean-going cargo vessels). 110 The number of ports served in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Successful 58th Annual Door County House and Garden Walk

    The Door County Medical Center Auxiliary would like to thank everyone for the huge success of the 58th Annual Door County House and Garden Walk which was held on Tuesday, July 31. The Walk is the Auxiliary’s signature fundraising event each year. We raised approximately $54,000 from the event which will be donated to the […]

  • Door County’s Final Civil War Veteran Remembered

    “Comrades! Attend to this at once, or we shall not know whether you are dead, proud or gone to Texas.” That was the rallying cry for a meeting to be held in June 1880 for a meeting in Milwaukee of Wisconsin members of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a fraternal organization formed shortly […]

  • Final 2018 ‘Buckets of Rain’ Performance

    The final 2018 performance of “Buckets of Rain,” the popular Bob Dylan tribute concert, is Aug. 17 at the Woodwalk Concert Series in Egg Harbor. Since premiering in 2011, “Buckets of Rain” has played almost annually in Door County, regularly drawing enthusiastic, sellout crowds. This year, perennially popular performers Eric Lewis, Jeanne Kuhns, Katie Dahl, […]

  • Server of the Week: Maggie Parzych at Jerry’s Flowers

    Maggie is the girl with colorful hair. She’ll help you at Jerry’s Flowers with plenty of flair.   Among her talents are theater and the arts. She does it all with kindness, a friendly smile and smarts. She’ll soon trade Door County for Thailand, off on an exchange student adventure, to build her worldly command.

  • Sharon Grutzmacher Leaves Peninsula Music Festival

    As noted by that great 19th century standup comedian Johannes Brahms, “A symphony is no joke.” Nor is the job of producing symphonic orchestras a joke. In June 1992, the American Symphony Orchestra League released a report titled The Financial Condition of Symphony Orchestras, which came to the conclusion that symphony orchestras were in dire […]

  • Another Successful Back-to-School Fair

    Smiling faces beamed the morning of Aug. 4 – smiling faces of both students and volunteers taking part in the annual Back-to-School Fair held at Sturgeon Bay High School and sponsored by Altrusa International of Door County. The event is a well-oiled machine that runs efficiently due to the Altrusa volunteers and their friends who […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball Standings, Schedule: Aug 22

    Standings As of Aug. 8, 2018 PC Junction 45-3 Husby’s 38-4 Boathouse 33-12 Blue Horse 27-18 Healthy Way Market 24-21 Roots Inn 19-29 Main Street Market 18-23 Nicolet Beach 7-32 Door County Brewing 7-35 Camp David 4-44   Results Aug. 8 Blue Horse 0, Husby’s 3 Camp David 0, Main Street Market 3 Roots Inn […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Aug. 17 – 24

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Aug. 23 – Chief K Invitational, 2pm Football Aug. 17 vs. Oneida Nation, 7pm Soccer (Boys) Aug. 22 vs. Ashwaubenon, 6:30pm Aug. 23 vs. Algoma, 6:30pm Volleyball Aug. 21 & 22 @ UW-Oshkosh, TBD   SEVASTOPOL Cross Country Aug. 23 @ Gibraltar, 2pm Football Aug. 18 @ Wisconsin Heights, 1pm   SOUTHERN […]

  • Destroyers Make Playoffs, Will Face Top-seeded Team

    The Door County Destroyers football team traveled to Wauwatosa Aug. 11 for their final regular season game against the Milwaukee County Chargers. The Destroyers scored early and often on their way to a 34-14 victory. With a 4-5 record, the Destroyers secured the final playoff spot and will play the Wisconsin Hitmen Aug. 25, 7 […]

  • County League Title Will Be Decided in Playoff

    Egg Harbor spoiled Sister Bay’s hopes for a history-making Sunday on Aug. 12. The Indians rocked the Bays 8-2 in Sister Bay, delaying Sister Bay’s quest for a record fifth straight regular season championship. Egg Harbor will now host Sister Bay Aug. 19 in a special one-game playoff to decide the champion.   Standings Sister […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Stolen Campaign Signs

    Our campaign sign for Caleb Frostman is missing. The State Senator for the 1st Senate District is running for re-election in November. Throughout northern Door County along Highway 57, in Sister Bay, and north off Highway 42 neighbors are reporting missing signs. It really doesn’t matter whose sign is being stolen, or which political party […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Don’t Ruin the Dairy Industry

    Peninsula Pulse Editor Jim Lundstrom claims that the dairy industry has hijacked the word “milk.” In Mr. Lundstrom’s commentary he quotes that “people are pervasively and systematically told to drink this substance at school.” “This substance?”  I ask is Mr. Lundstrom equating the act of drinking milk with “substance abuse?” “The Dangers of Dairy Milk […]

  • State News: Commercial Fishing, Bridge Replacements

    MLB Security Chief Wins Democratic Primary for Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas, head of security for Major League Baseball, won a three-way Democratic primary for the job of Milwaukee County sheriff in Tuesday’s primary election. According to unofficial county results, Lucas won with almost 57 percent of the vote. Coming in second was acting Milwaukee […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens Named Champion of Conservation

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after receiving the 2018 Lake Michigan Champion of Conservation Policy Maker Award at the 5th annual Lake Michigan Day event in Manitowoc:  “I am honored to receive the 2018 Lake Michigan Champion of Conservation Policy Maker Award. This award is very special to me because I […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Aug. 17 – 24

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at 7 pm Aug. 21. County of Door:  The Finance Committee meets at 1 pm Aug. 20. The ADRC Advisory Board meets at 3 pm Aug. 20. The Administrative Committee meets at 9 am Aug. 21. The Museum & Archives Committee meets at 11 am […]

  • Kewaunee County Democrats Rent Office in Algoma

    The Kewaunee County Democratic Party is holding a rent party for its new election cycle headquarters from 5 to 8-ish pm on Wednesday, Aug. 22. “For the first time ever the Kewaunee County Democrats are having an office during the election season,” said Laura Krzysiak, who serves as treasurer of the organization. “We want to […]

  • Voter Registration Assistance Aug. 27

    Members of the League of Women Voters of Door County will be at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Ave., on Monday, Aug. 27, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm to assist citizens in registering to vote. Explanations for filling out the form, help in locating clerk and polling places will be provided. A […]

  • Electronics Recycling Event in Sturgeon Bay Aug. 18

    An electronics recycling event is being held from 8 am to noon on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Tractor Supply Co. in Sturgeon Bay, with proceeds benefiting the Door County program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin. The event will be held rain or shine. You can recycle anything with a plug for […]

  • DATCP Warns of Fake IRS Scam Calls

    DATCP’s Consumer Protection Hotline is seeing an influx of reports from Wisconsin residents about fake IRS scam calls. The scammers are threatening arrest within 24 hours (sometimes within 30 minutes) if the call recipient does not make an immediate payment for phony taxes. This is the standard IRS imposter scam though the threats are a […]

  • Kewaunee County Polling Residents on Broadband Expansion

    An investment into broadband internet access is expected to be part of the next Kewaunee County budget. But, before a financial figure is allocated for 2019, the county wants to hear from residents through Polco, an online public survey system used by Kewaunee County to gather input on local issues. “We have $40,000 in the […]

  • West Nile Infected Crow Found in Door County

    The Door County Public Health Department was notified that a dead crow found in Door County on July 19 tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird this year that tested positive for West Nile virus in Door County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. Door County also had […]

  • Missing Ring Found in Potawatomi State Park

    Earlier this week a women’s ring was turned over to the Door County Sheriff’s Dept. The ring was found at Potawatomi State Park. The owner of the ring has not been located. Contact Sgt. Jason Stenzel at 920.746.2577 if you have any information about the owner of the ring.

  • The Secret Life of ‘Jumping Worms’ Presentation Aug. 25

    Plant, animal, or fungus – all have a story to tell. While digging in the dirt, you may find some magical and menacing animals called earthworms. Their fascinating world is filled with dirt and intrigue that you’ll never read about in a book.  Bernadette “Bernie” Williams is a Plant Pest and Disease Specialist in Forest Health […]

  • Egg Harbor Natural Gardens Earns Certified Naturally Grown Recognition

    Egg Harbor Natural Gardens is now Certified Naturally Grown. Myles and Mary Dannhausen’s garden at 7592 Heritage Lake Road grows fruits and vegetables for local businesses and sells at a small roadside farm stand one mile east of Highway 42. The Certified Naturally Grown (CNG) program recognizes small farmers who practice sustainable agriculture but can’t […]

  • Door County Land Trust Annual Gathering Aug. 18 & 19

    The Door County Land Trust will hold their Celebrating Open Spaces Weekend Aug. 18 & 19. It will be a weekend of hikes, wild adventures, boat and kayak tours and the 20th Annual Gathering. The Annual Gathering is a chance to celebrate the Land Trust’s protection and care of more than 8,000 acres. It takes […]

  • Spa at Sacred Grounds Hosts Yoga Workshop

    The Spa at Sacred Grounds will host a Labor Day Weekend yoga workshop, “Connecting to the Practice of Yoga.” The workshop is led by Patti Coan, RYT 200. The two-day workshop features three interactive sessions. Session One is on Sept. 1, 9-11 am, and will explore the foundations of yoga. Session Two is also held […]

  • Specialty Flower Farm Opens in Northern Door

    Pick-your-own flowers and bouquets are now available at OneEighty Petals, a locally owned and operated specialty cut flower farm located in the heart of northern Door County. More than 50 varieties of specialty blooms are grown onsite. Pick-your-own hours run 8 am to 1 pm Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. OneEighty Petals is located […]

  • Sister Bay Welcomes New Physical Therapist

    Dr. Keith Fisher, PT, DPT (MSK), OCS, COMPT, and his wife Kate Fisher opened Northern Door Physical Therapy & Wellness at the Country Walks Shops in Sister Bay. They describe their clinic as a “boutique, European style, orthopedic physical therapy practice.” Dr. Fisher received his undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Wisconsin […]

  • KerberRose Named Top Accounting Firm

    Locally owned KerberRose Certified Public Accountants was named one of the top 300 accounting firms in the United States by Inside Public Accounting. This independent publication announced the top 300 accounting leaders based on a firm’s competitiveness, innovation, transformation within the industry and change initiatives. “Our team is excited to be listed, once again, as […]

  • DCVB Trains 1,000th Certified Tourism Ambassador

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) celebrated the certification of their 1,000th Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) this summer. Since 2009 the DCVB has facilitated the CTA program, designed to train tourism-related business employees that come in contact with Door County visitors. The multi-faceted program serves to increase regional tourism by enhancing the visitor experience and […]

  • Angelo De Augustine, Anna Sacks at Tambourine Lounge

    Angelo De Augustine and Anna Sacks will wrap up their U.S. tour at The Tambourine Lounge Aug. 20, 7 pm. Sacks opens the show with her own material and sits in with De Augustine. Swim Inside the Moon is 24-year-old De Augustine’s second full-length album. Shortly after the 2015 release of his first record, Spirals […]

  • OBITUARY: Margaret Zak Orsted

    Margaret Agnes Marie Zak Orsted died Aug. 14, 2018. Born April 23, 1920 at home in “The Polish Settlement”, Town of Gibraltar. Margaret was the youngest of 16 children born to Martin and Agnes Kuberski Zak. Margaret attended Pershing School, Town of Gibraltar. She worked as a waitress and maid at the local resorts, and […]

  • Egg Harbor Delays County G Paving

    The county will postpone repaving of County Hwy G between the Alpine Golf Club and Hwy 42 at the request of the Village of Egg Harbor. The village made the request because it has applied for a federal grant to extend and redesign a pedestrian path that would connect sidewalks along Hwy 42 to the […]

  • Kangaroo Lake Causeway Won’t Get Rumble Strips

    There will be no rumbling on the Kangaroo Lake causeway in Baileys Harbor. The Door County Highway and Airport Committee voted unanimously to take no action regarding a request to add rumble strips to improve safety on the stretch of County E that crosses the lake. Committee Chair John Neinas said he was asked by […]

  • PenArt to Host 19th AIS Annual National Juried Exhibit

    The American Impressionist Society’s (AIS) 19th Annual National Juried Exhibit will be held Sept. 27 to Oct. 28 at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. More than $65,000 in cash and merchandise awards will be presented, including a $12,000 cash award for Best of Show. This year’s exhibit features approximately 175 juried paintings. […]

  • Exhibit #3 Opens at Idea Gallery

    Four artists are featured during the third exhibition at Idea Gallery, running Aug. 17 to Sept. 26 with an opening reception on Aug. 18 from 4-7 pm. Artists include Marion Angelica, Cherie Haney, Teresa Lind, and Michael Santini. Meet the artists and hear what inspires their specialized artworks. Angelica forms refreshing, porcelain vessels that are […]

  • New Gills Rock Sculpture Honors Fishing Heritage

    Commercial fishing has a long history on the Door Peninsula, and Death’s Door Maritime Museum does its best to honor that history and those traditions (alongside the museum in Sturgeon Bay and Cana Island Lighthouse). Death’s Door has added yet another item to commemorate Door County’s commercial fishing industry. On July 4, a sculpture was […]

  • Wearable Art Show Returns for 8th Year

    The artists and organizers of the Door County Wearable Art Show will transform the Sister Bay Village Hall into a showroom and boutique full of local and regional made clothing, accessories and jewelry on Aug. 18-19. Returning is jeweler Amy Taylor, whose silver and gold pieces are constructed with an emphasis on hinge work, gemstone […]

  • Bazyli’s Annual Trunk Show at Linden Gallery

    Bazyli Studio of Baileys Harbor will have their 12th annual Jewelry Trunk Show at Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay, Aug. 18-19, 10 am – 5 pm. Peter Ciesla and Skye have been collaborating with Brian and Jeanee Linden since 2006. The Lindens bring back findings from Southwest China and Peter and Skye incorporate these findings […]

  • Make Your Own Drum

    Chief Oshkosh in Egg Harbor will host a drum making workshop Aug. 19 – 20. The workshop is led by Wayne Manthey, who is widely known for the beauty and sound of his custom drums. In this workshop Manthey teaches participants about the drum and takes them step-by-step through the process of making their own. […]

  • Hoedown at Thyme

    Thyme Cuisine will host a Hoedown Sept. 2. The event will take place outside on their patio and include a BBQ, drink specials and live music from Whiskey Ditch. This event is open to the public and western attire is encouraged. Drink specials will feature the Hoedown, a watermelon and cherry liquor cocktail, as well […]

  • ‘Queen of Katwe’ Film at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

    Queen of Katwe will be screened Aug. 21, 4:30 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF). This is an inspiring family-friendly true story of Phiona Mutesi, a 10-year-old girl living in the slums of Kampala, Uganda. The movie captures the hardness of homeless living as well as strong themes of empathy, humility, integrity, perseverance, strategic […]

  • Horseshoeing at Noble Square

    Gibraltar Historical Association has teamed up with Door County’s Thumbs Up Riders to present a horseshoeing demonstration at Noble Square. See live horses, the bending of metal, and learn how to shoe a horse properly. Heather Richard will demonstrate the art of horseshoeing on Aug. 22, 10 am – 3 pm. She will show different […]

  • Stephanie Trenchard to Make 2018 Raffle Artwork for Hardy Gallery

    The Hardy Gallery announces that Stephanie Trenchard has been selected to be this year’s raffle fundraiser artist. Trenchard is one of the most important glass artists working in the medium today whose work is inspired by narrative forms that tell a unique story of time and place. The piece she created for The Hardy Gallery […]

  • New Sculptures Featured at Artzy Studio

    Wisconsin artist Tom Ellis Nelson, a new artist to Ephraim’s Artzy Studio, is the son of world renowned metal sculptor Ellis Nelson. Nelson’s father inspired his own career as an artist starting in 1990. Nelson and his father worked together on metal sculptures for 21 years until his father passed away in 2015. Nelson decided […]

  • Have ‘An Evening with Jens Jensen’

    On Aug. 29 Roger Kuhns will present “An Evening with Jens Jensen” at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. The program begins at 7 pm and is hosted by the Baileys Harbor Historical Society, the Ridges Sanctuary, and the Friends of Toft Point. Jensen was the founder of The Clearing in Ellison Bay when in his […]

  • Seminars at Björklunden

    From Aug. 26 – Aug. 31 Lawrence University’s Björklunden offers the following seminars:  “Hollywood in Transition: Tracing the Evolution of Classic Films into the Modern Era” with Jack Rhodes, “Looking Beyond the Embargo: Art and Visual Culture in Cuba Since 1959” with Beth Zinsli, and “Jane Austen’s Persuasion” with Tim Spurgin. “Hollywood in Transition: Tracing […]

  • Midseason Evaluation

    August has arrived and with it comes a lot of great golf days ahead. Hopefully you have been playing for several months of the season now and have had some awesome experiences. Many of you play golf just for the fun of getting outside with friends. Many of you play golf for the competition. No […]

  • Miller Art Museum Announces Call For Artists

    The Miller Art Museum invites professional and amateur artists to submit works for consideration in the forthcoming exhibition. All two-dimensional media submissions accepted. Artists who submit must be age 18 or older, and must reside in Door County or one of the five surrounding counties: Kewaunee, Brown, Oconto, Manitowoc, or Sheboygan counties. Artists are selected […]

  • Color-Brave Photo Project Visits Hope Church

    Hope United Church of Christ, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC), JUST Door County, Inc., and the Door County Civility Project will bring FIT Oshkosh, Inc.’s traveling exhibit, Color-Brave Photo Project: Black and Brown Faces, A New Narrative to the county. The exhibit, funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the […]

  • New Collection from Sara Vanderkleed

    Plum Bottom presents a new collection from artist Sara Vanderkleed. In the newest batch of work from Vanderkleed, she is dreaming of Door County. Created with acrylic paints and bits that she has collected from her trips to the county, these mixed-media pieces are snapshots of Door County life. Cool and breezy, these pieces come […]