Peninsula Pulse: August 24-31, 2018

In this issue

  • Immigrant Song: In tribute to Sturnus Vulgaris

    by Mike Orlock Mike Orlock, of Sturgeon Bay, submitted this poem after reading Justin Isherwood’s “The Starling for Citizenship” in the Aug. 10 issue of the Pulse. Orlock wrote this poem a couple years ago and reading Isherwood brought it back to his mind.   Starling, drab darling, immigrant interloper to these woods, who would […]

  • Algoma Sculptor Named Guest Juror at New York Competition

    Renée Phillips, founder and director of Manhattan Arts International, hosts the Our Bond With Nature art competition and online exhibition at The purpose of this exhibit is to reflect the miraculous beauty of our natural world and raise awareness about the need to honor, protect and preserve it. All 2- and 3-D mediums are […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Resumes

    After a brief break, Midsummer’s Music 2018 summer season resumes with “A Czech Life” program, featuring music by Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, and Midsummer’s own composer-in-residence, Jacob Beranek. Though few in number, Smetana’s chamber music compositions play an important role in his musical output. The piece Midsummer’s ensemble will play is a string quartet titled […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Vote to Keep Your Earned Benefits

    In a recent poll, 81 percent of Americans feel health care tops the list of important issues voters will consider this fall. We know that Senator Johnson voted 90.8 percent with Trump and voted consistently to abolish the Affordable Care Act. Representative Gallagher voted 94.4 percent with Trump and voted consistently to abolish the Affordable […]

  • Jimmy Davis Back at Fishstock

    With a career that has spanned four decades and traversed more than a million miles, versatile singer-songwriter Jimmy Davis is the embodiment of the much too often used term “troubadour.” This Memphis native musician, who first graced local stages at age nine, brings an infectious enthusiasm to every performance. Davis’s songs have been recorded by […]

  • Orchid Symposium

    The Ridges will host an Orchid Symposium at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center on Sept. 14, 8:30 am – 4 pm. This full-day event will feature presentations by leading experts in the field, including The Smithsonian, Illinois College, University of Minnesota, and University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Following the presentations is an orchid focused guided […]

  • Clean Energy Jobs Grew in Midwest States

    Last week when Heather Allen of RENEW Wisconsin was at the Catholic Youth Expeditions campus on Kangaroo Lake to take part in the dedication of a 20kw solar array, she referenced a new report that found 75,000 jobs in Wisconsin are clean energy jobs. “Seventy-five thousand clean energy jobs in Wisconsin means more than all […]

  • Three School Districts Go to Referendum in November

    Voters in three school districts will have two school referenda questions each on their ballots in the November election. On Aug. 21, the Sevastopol School Board accepted the recommendation from the recently dissolved Citizens Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC) to place a referendum on the ballot in the November election seeking approval for a $25.1 million […]

  • Prevent Suicide Door County Holds Annual Walk

    Prevent Suicide Door County – Nathan Wilson Coalition will hold their annual Suicide Prevention Walk on Sept. 10. Participants meet at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay at 5:30 pm, and the walk starts at 5:45 pm. Bring a friend.

  • Commentary: Family Farmers Seek Economic Empowerment, Not Taxpayer Bailout

    by John E. Peck, Executive Director, Family Farm Defenders While the White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) debate ways to spend $12 billion of taxpayers’ money, the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) reiterates its position that family farmers don’t need a short-term bailout – they need systemic changes leading to long-term stability and […]

  • Olson Park in Algoma Opens New Kayak Launch

    The public is invited to ribbon cutting at noon Aug. 30 for the newly installed kayak launch at Olson Park, N8108 Hwy 42, Algoma. The float-style kayak launch will allow for kayakers, canoers and stand-up paddle boarders of all abilities and experience levels to easily access the Ahnapee River. Users can avoid getting their feet […]

  • Review – Black Klansman: A Memoir

    by Terri Schlichenmeyer   You want no part of that. In fact, the farther away you are from whatever-it-is, the happier you’ll be. Nope, some things are not your friend. Some things are not good for you at all. And as you’ll see in the new book Black Klansman: A Memoir by Ron Stallworth, some […]

  • Guest at Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts

    Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts welcomes special guest JenMarie Stevens, an Oneida-Lakota psychic medium, healer, artist, singer and composer. “With all the challenges of the world today, my life muse has become to focus and strive for ‘community building through the arts,’ creating positive ripple effects with my family, friends and communities even in a […]

  • It Takes A Village, Creativity at Trueblood Performing Arts Center

    by Letha Heaton As a surprise in 1981 my husband took me on a getaway vacation on a budget, we were starving students back then. We went camping on Washington Island, a place I never even knew existed. This was pretty rudimentary camping. We threw up a tent on a friend’s lot, five acres of […]

  • Heirloom Cafe and Provisions Opens in Baileys Harbor

    Katie and Andy Gill have brought updated family recipes and Austin-inspired food to a new dine-in and carry-out cafe located in the old Door County Brewing Co. space in Baileys Harbor. The cafe and provisions concept is aimed at providing tasty options for busy schedules and for those who are maximizing their time enjoying the […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Aug. 24 – 31

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm Aug. 28. County of Door:  The county board meets at 9 am Aug. 28. The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm Aug. 28. The CATS Ad Hoc Committee meets at 9:30 am, Aug. 30. Town of Gibraltar:  The Plan […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Biscotti

    Biscotti is a handsome, 2-year-old dog available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus. This guy is a total busy bee and loves going for long walks and checking out all the smells along the way. After a long day, Biscotti enjoys curling up in a cozy spot or snacking on a […]

  • Seminary Professor Speaks at Church of the Atonement

    Prof. Steven Peay of Nashotah House Seminary will speak at 7 pm, Sept. 13, on “Being Oned with God: An Approach to Anglican Spirituality.” Holder of a doctorate from Saint Louis University, he is research professor of homiletics and church history at Nashotah. After leaving monastic life at Saint Vincent Archabbey in 1994, he devoted […]

  • Pet Lovers Invited to ‘Pet Event’ at Door County Co-op

    All pet parents, pet families and pet enthusiasts are invited to the Pet Event presented by the Door County Cooperative Country Store on Sept. 29, 10 am – 2 pm. Popular name-brand feed and food for livestock, hobby farm animals and household pets is on sale during the event. The Rusty Acres Petting Zoo is […]

  • Quilt Expo in Madison

    With hundreds of quilts on display, Quilt Expo is the ultimate adventure for quilt enthusiasts of all skill levels. The 14th annual event takes place Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 6-8, in the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. The three-day event, presented by Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman Productions, invites all […]

  • Unique Chamber Music at Kress

    On Aug. 31, the Kress Pavilion will host Chicago-based band, Nine Worlds Ensemble for a very special performance in the Great Hall. This diverse approach to music results in the groove of pop music, the improvisation of jazz, the complexity of world music and the sensitivity and emotion of classical music. Nine Worlds Ensemble includes […]

  • Unconventional Musical at TAP

    Shinbone Alley, by Mel Brooks and Joe Darion, continues at Third Avenue Playhouse until Sept. 2. Featuring a book by comedy legend Mel Brooks and Joe Darion, and a cool jazz score that remains one of the only examples of this genre in the commercial theatre, Shinbone Alley was one of the most daring musicals […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball Standings: Aug. 15

    Standings As of Aug. 15, 2018 PC Junction 48-3 Husby’s 42-6 Boathouse 35-13 Blue Horse 31-20 Healthy Way Market 29-22 Roots Inn 22-29 Main Street Market 21-27 Nicolet Beach 7-41 Door County Brewing 7-41 Camp David 4-47   Results Aug. 15 Door County Brewing 0, Healthy Way 3 Nicolet Beach 0, Main Street Market 3 […]

  • Edward Minor Presentation

    The Door County Historical Society will host its yesteryear program “Congressman Minor,” presented by Society Member Joe Knaapen on Aug. 25, 1 pm in the Vignes School in the Heritage Village at Big Creek. Edward S. Minor was the only Door County man ever elected to Congress. Knaapen’s program will feature Minor’s Civil War experience […]

  • Lorna Bell Cornell Honored on Washington Island

    The Washington Island Art Association (WIAA) and the Art and Nature Center (ANC) will honor Lorna Bell Cornell with a retrospective exhibit of her work. The opening reception is Aug. 24, 4:30-6 pm. Cornell’s work is on display with other WIAA artists until Sept. 15. Cornell died May 12, 2018 after a brief battle with […]

  • Eric Lewis Returns to Fishstock

    Eric Lewis returns to the Fishstock Concert series for the final show of the season. Lewis is a multi-instrumentalist who performs and records with some of the top Memphis artists including Tommy Burroughs, Earl the Pearl and legendary Hi Rhythm. Lewis is also well known in Door County for his association with Northern Sky Theater […]

  • Monarch Tagging

    Crossroads at Big Creek wraps up the end of summer with a few interactive and informative programs. A highlight is the Monarch Tagging Day on Aug. 26 at 2 pm. Guest naturalist Karen Newbern will present a short program and then participants will spread out through Big Creek Preserve to capture, tag and release monarch […]

  • Golf League Results: August 10-17, 2018

    ALPINE Alpine Women’s Golf League – Throw Out Your Ugliest Hole August 14, 2018 Winners: Flight A – Mary Aiken (43); Flight B – Jean Canney & Mary Limoni (45); Flight C – Mady Ferdinand (45); Flight D – Ann Lindquist (54) Low Score:  Flight A – Mary Aiken (43); Flight B – Jean Canney […]

  • Ben Junion’s Spirit Lives on in Egg Harbor’s Win

    Thirty days after the biggest fan of the Egg Harbor Indians died unexpectedly due to complications from the muscular dystrophy he was diagnosed with in the 1st grade – 23-year-old Ben Junion – Jennifer Kacmarynski was wearing the war bonnet Ben wore to every Egg Harbor Indians game as she attempted to enthuse the crowd […]

  • Ryanhood at Woodwalk

    Woodwalk Concert Series brings in the duo Ryanhood, comprised of Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals and Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, on Aug. 24, 7 pm. Ryanhood was recently named “Best Group/Duo” at International Music Awards, “Discovery of the Year” by John Platt at WFUV New York City, and was a […]

  • The Bestseller List: August 24, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Less by Andrew Sean Greer 2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 3. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 4. The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 5. Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 2. Kitchen […]

  • Georgia Feldman: A First Step Toward Saving the World

    Editor’s note:  Sturgeon Bay High School student Georgia Feldman was awarded a Lowenstine Honors Scholarship to attend Conserve School in Land O’ Lakes for the fall semester of 2018. This scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievement, character and a commitment to environmental stewardship. The Pulse asked Feldman […]

  • Sound of Soul/Hu Chant Held at Sturgeon Bay Library

    The Wisconsin Satsang Society, a chartered affiliate of ECKANKAR, The Path of Spiritual Freedom, sponsor another Sound of Soul/HU Chant on Aug. 25, 2-3 pm. Experience chanting HU (a sacred sound & ancient mantra), contemplative time and spiritual conversation with others of like heart. This is a spiritual, non-denominational experience. Sound of Soul/HU Chant is […]

  • Manners Matter: Empty Nester Dilemma

    Dear Mary Pat, My husband and I just dropped our youngest child at college. He’s our sixth and his oldest sibling is 32 so it’s been a long time since the house has been this quiet. It’s been less than a week but I’m struggling a little. It helps me to know that our son […]

  • PEO Annual Gallerie of Shopppes Returns in November

    The 44th Annual Gallerie of Shoppes returns Nov. 2, 4-8 pm, and Nov. 3, 9 am – 3 pm. The Gallerie has grown to a two-day event at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay. Thirty specialty boutiques and gift shops are coming for this special shopping event. Visitors can find clothing, jewelry, home […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s Support Positive Choices and Our Dairy Farmers

    I don’t often write letters to the editor, but I was so appalled by the huge ad, “The Dangers of Dairy Milk It Does the Body Wrong,” in a recent edition of the Pulse that I felt I needed to voice my concern. As I read the most recent edition of the Pulse, I saw […]

  • Harpeth Rising’s ‘Against All Tides’

    Harpeth Rising is a trio of classically trained musicians who’ve mastered blending genres between folk, classical, newgrass and rock, creating their own version of chamber-folk. Their latest album, 2017’s Against All Tides, comes with a great message – that at a time when the state of things don’t seem quite right, they will continue to […]

  • New Library Tote Bags

    The bag of choice to show off your love of Door County Libraries is back. Perfect for the daily commute, ambling around art galleries and browsing the new books or movies at the library, these roomy, heavy canvas bags have sturdy handles and are both fashionable as well as community-minded. They are also water resistant […]

  • CCR Column: Hidden in Plain Sight

    by Shelby Mitchell, Sex Trafficking Victim Advocate, Family Services, Sexual Assault Center Each day in Wisconsin, millions of us go about our daily routines of dropping children off at school, driving to work, grocery shopping or one of hundreds of other mundane tasks. We often move through the days in a rush to finish one […]

  • Door County Artist Invited to Art in Embassies Program

    Door County artist and gallery owner, Connie Glowacki, is honored to announce that nine of her paintings have been selected to be exhibited at the United States Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic. Ambassador Steve King contacted Glowacki and her husband through the Art in Embassies Program requesting her work. Glowacki, a member of the Wisconsin […]

  • Call for Wisconsin Poet Laureate Nominations

    The Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, in partnership with the Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission, is accepting applications and nominations for the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2019-2020. The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission will accept applications from individual poets who are seeking the position as well as applications from others who are nominating a poet […]

  • Door to Nature: Goatsuckers and Nightjars

    An email came in recently from a good friend telling of seeing the first migrating nighthawks over northern Door County on Aug. 12. This is the beginning of the long drawn-out fall migration of many birds that must spend the winter in warmer climates. Nighthawks are in the family Caprimulgidae (cap-ree-MUL-jee-day), which includes the whip-poor-will, […]

  • Kitchens Hopes for School Funding Revamp in Next Session

    Rep. Joel Kitchens and his co-chair of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, Sen. Luther Olsen, hope to bring a revamped version of the school funding formula before the legislature in the next session. After spending most of 2018 touring the state and hearing from stakeholders on the challenges posed by the existing funding […]

  • Get Lost in Woodwalk’s Sunflower Labyrinth

    Since Andrew Seefeldt and Jillaine Burton Seefeldt became the new owners of the Woodwalk Gallery three years ago, they have been slowly molding the surrounding landscape and gardens on the property to be something new. Andrew, being an avid gardener, has created an inviting front garden full of flowers, pathways, artistic sculptures and a new […]

  • Chaudoir Glass Studio Celebrates 40 Years

    Chaudoir Glass Studio and the Sister Bay Advancement Association invites everyone to Sister Bay Village Hall on Aug. 29 at 7 pm to help Gary Chaudoir celebrate his 40th anniversary as a stained glass artist in Door County.    As an event for Celebrate Water Door County, the focus of the celebration is water. Chaudoir […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Welcomes Susan Platts

    Midsummer’s Music welcomes international mezzo-soprano star Susan Platts, who will perform with the ensemble during the final four concerts of the 2018 summer season. Platts has performed at Covent Garden, Royal Albert Hall, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro di San Carlo, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and many more. She will sing in two pieces. First […]

  • Monitoring the Threatened Pitcher’s Thistle

    If researchers at the Chicago Botanic Garden had their way, the Pitcher’s thistle would be moved from threatened status to full-blown endangered species status. It has been listed as threatened since 1988. “If you could pick a plant that has the worst set of threats facing it, this would be it,” said Kay Havens, a […]

  • Framed: Crayfish Sommerfest

    Patrons enjoyed a buffet of crayfish, baby dill potatoes, fresh corn, Swedish cucumber salad and more at the inaugural Crayfish Sommerfest at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant on Aug. 16. This event was a fundraiser for Wisconsin Public Radio. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Seeing the World in Another Way at Meadows

    The next show at the Meadows Art Gallery is Another Way of Seeing. The show features four artists whose vision, experience and expression create their own unique direction in visual art. Joseph Messicci uses photographic methods but not a camera. These large images are painterly with textures and color work that are built on strong […]

  • Trivia: Who Invented the Polaroid Camera?

    Question:  Who invented the Polaroid camera? Answer:  Edwin H. Land

  • Education Funding a Battleground in Race for Governor

    Education funding and policy is emerging as the top issue in the race for Governor between incumbent Scott Walker and his challenger Tony Evers. Evers, a three-term State Superintendent, welcomes the spotlight on the department he has led since 2009. Meanwhile, Walker can claim a $639 million boost in K-12 funding in the current budget […]

  • Egg Harbor Public Arts Initiative’s Celebrate Sculpture 2018

    From now through October, the Public Arts Initiative (PAI) of Egg Harbor showcases nine original sculptural works by Wisconsin artists for their second annual outdoor exhibit, Celebrate! Sculpture 2018. Pick up a curated map at the Egg Harbor Visitor Center. “The Truth of Geometry” by sculptor Teresa Lind can be found at Harborview Park. She […]

  • Cheers!: All Hail the Hemperor!

    I have to fess up to something. I subscribe to a number of recipe services that send stuff daily. Most of it I don’t pay attention to, but every so often a headline will catch my eye and I will have to look at the recipe, and if it sounds as good as the title, […]

  • New Pen Players Show

    The new Peninsula Players show Living on Love, directed by Linda Fortunato, opened Aug. 15. It is a hilarious new comedy where sparks fly, silverware is thrown and romance blossoms. The show is centered around the flamboyant lifestyle of celebrated opera diva Raquel De Angelis and her equally famous husband, the Italian maestro Vito De […]

  • Your Opinion Matters as Sevastopol Updates Comprehensive Plan

    by Linda Wait Town of Sevastopol citizens, business proprietors and property owners have the opportunity to provide input on how they want their town to look in 20 years. Sevastopol adopted its comprehensive plan in 2008, intended as a guide and tool for physical, social and economic development.   In compliance with the provisions of […]

  • By the Numbers: Marijuana Boom

    According to a new reported titled the 2018 Marijuana Business Factbook released by Marijuana Business Daily, marijuana sales are skyrocketing where legal. 9 The number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana. The District of Columbia has also legalized recreational use, and Canada’s recreational market opens in October. 64 The percentage of Americans who support […]

  • Extra Saturday Means Big Bump for June Room Tax Returns

    Room tax returns were up 5.2 percent countywide year over year for June, aided by a fifth Saturday in the month. Though the numbers are preliminary and don’t include data from 63 properties that have yet to report, the returns show continued strong growth in tourism on the peninsula in the last three years. Lodging […]

  • PenArt Teen Workshops Are Back

    Peninsula School of Art’s (PenArt) Teen Workshop Program is designed to connect local teens with working artists through a series of hands-on experiences. Artist mentorship, peer feedback, and technical and conceptual skill building in a variety of media provide opportunities for artists ages 13-17 to explore their creative potential. In addition to hands-on workshops, Sarah […]

  • New Crocks from Ellison Bay Pottery Recent Firing

    John Dietrich’s new and standard glazes make these handmade stoneware crocks stand out in anyone’s home. The crocks are freshly fired and ready to be filled with beautiful succulents or a chilled bottle recently selected from one of Door County’s fine wineries.

  • Pop-up Jewelry Shop at Turtle Ridge

    Sarah Mann is featured at Turtle Ridge Gallery after finishing up a week of teaching “Connections and Kinetics” at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. For more than 20 years Mann has worked as a professional jeweler. She studied jewelry design under Heikki Seppa at Washington University in St. Louis and at the […]

  • Help Grow a Seed Library

    Avid gardeners, seed specialists and anyone interested in the concept of starting a seed library are invited to attend the first planning meeting on Aug. 29, 2 pm at the Sturgeon Bay branch of Door County Library at 107 S. Fourth Ave. Door County Master Gardener Penne Wilson and Adult Services Librarian Laura Kayacan will […]

  • DCCF Moves to New Home

    The Door County Community Foundation purchased a permanent home at the corner of Third Avenue and Kentucky Street in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The foundation’s physical and mailing address is 222 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. Part of the building remains under construction, but they expect the conference center to open in fall and […]

  • JAK’s Place Hosts Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

    Enjoy “On Top of Spaghetti,” an evening filled with Italian ambiance, strolling violins, a pasta and meatball dinner and a silent auction on Sept. 25, all to benefit JAK’s Place, a program of Lakeshore CAP, Inc. Plan to bid at the silent auction. Donated items include an authentic signed NFL football from Nick Foles, 2018 […]

  • ‘The Emissary’ at Newport State Park

    Enjoy a movie about the stars under the stars on Aug. 31 at Newport State Park. The Emissary is set to be shown at the park pavilion, near parking lot 3, at 7 pm. The Emissary is a family friendly, sci-fi epic adventure film shot in Door County. Many scenes were shot in Newport State […]

  • Learn to Tutor with Literacy Door County

    Literacy Door County (LDC) will host tutor training sessions in September for individuals interested in tutoring through the organization. The goal of LDC is to provide one-on-one tutoring in English for adults. Training sessions are held on Sept. 11, 4-6 pm, and Sept. 20, 4-6 pm. Attendance at both sessions is required. Prior teaching experience […]

  • Southern Door Sponsors Fab Lab Workshops

    The Southern Door Fab Lab will once again be open to community members. The district is sponsoring a 10-week workshop on Wednesday nights from 6-8 pm from Sept. 12 – Nov. 14 for interested adults. Additional open lab time may be added to meet the needs of the participants. The first two sessions are training […]

  • Awards at Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival

    At the Door County Maritime Museum’s 28th Annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival on Aug. 11 and 12, Mark Lockman of Green Bay received the People’s Choice Boat of the Year Award for his 2018 21-foot Mark Lockman Sailing Dory. John and Sandy Seaman of Sheboygan Falls received the Skippers’ Choice Best of […]

  • “Drive Sober” Initiative Runs Through Sept. 3

    The Door County Sheriff’s Department has joined hundreds of law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin to combat impaired driving during the annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative, which began Aug. 17 and runs through Labor Day on Sept. 3. Last year in Wisconsin, alcohol-related crashes resulted in 161 deaths and more than 3,000 injuries.

  • Breaking Stereotypes, Humanizing People

    The Color-Brave Photo Project: Black and Brown Faces, A New Narrative, a travelling exhibit from FIT Oshkosh, Inc., is coming to Door County. Its goal is to celebrate the lives of people of color, including African-Americans, Latinos and Asians from Oshkosh and elsewhere, through portraits and their accompanying stories. The exhibit is coming here in […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Resident Guest at Czech Centennial Gala

    University of Wisconsin – Green Bay professor and Sturgeon Bay resident Sarah Meredith Livingston and husband, Jay Livingston, were special guests for the Czech Centennial Gala held at the Oshkosh Country Club, honoring Radek Vondracek, the Speaker of the Parliament for Prague, Czech Republic, on July 23. In addition to Vondracek as the guest speaker, […]

  • Server of the Week: Charlie Maedke at Door County Rock and Gem

    At Door County Rock and Gem there lay many items from way back when. Fossils, rocks and gems galore Charlie Maedke will show you that, and more. Her favorite is the mammoth teeth or the tarantula in glass, its size-defying belief! You can get lost in the numbers, but she’ll show you the way she […]

  • New Artist at Cappaert Contemporary

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, Egg Harbor, features the work of Krista Reuter. Reuter is recognized nationally for her hand cut and hand torn layered paper creations. Her work is an exploration of light and shadow created from the space between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional. She enjoys using abstract patterns and shapes found in nature as […]

  • Apron Display at Corner of the Past

    There was a one-room schoolhouse in Henderson City, Illinois where Blanch Winifred White Whiteman taught for many years. Instead of getting apples from her students, they showed their appreciation with gifts of many colorful aprons. Through the years her collection grew and her family didn’t have the heart to dispose of them. She had an […]

  • Eric McFadden in Sturgeon Bay

    Eric McFadden makes a brief visit to Sturgeon Bay on Aug. 28 to perform a special show at the Tambourine Lounge. Special guests will join him. McFadden is a virtuoso of the six-string. He has toured the world both as a solo artist, as well as traveling with funk legend George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic) and rock […]

  • Fractal Photography at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom is currently showing the latest collection from fractal photographer Carol Pflughoeft. Pflughoeft combines her passion for creating original fractal images with her love of photography, creating unique imagery, showcasing her masterful use of color. Pflughoeft uses a time consuming process using multiple layers of images, fractals and color. These individual layers come together […]

  • Overheard & Obsessions: August 24, 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? “Do you think it’s because of all the boiled meats?” “Stop making out with people. Let’s go eat nachos.” “Do you experience […]

  • Reps in the News: Sen. Johnson Meets with Brett Kavanaugh

    Governor Scott Walker A conservative advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is launching a $1.8 million ad buy for Gov. Walker. Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin announced the TV, cable and digital ad buy on Tuesday. It’s the latest in a series of seven-figure ad buys in the race that pits Walker against the state […]

  • St. Paul’s School Undergoes Renovations

    St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in Algoma will open a new Early Childhood Center at their school campus in time for the start of the 2018/2019 school year. The school has been going through a renovation process this summer, which also includes new administration offices and an early childhood playground, designed for children ages […]

  • 2018 Mariner Awards Announced

    Eighteen iconic figures in the rich maritime history of the Door Peninsula and three local Coast Guardsmen were honored at the annual Mariner Award Dinner held at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club on Aug. 7. A joint effort by the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, the Mariner Award is presented […]

  • OBITUARY: Lillian E. Pluff

    Lillian E. Pluff, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, died at the Door County Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born in Sturgeon Bay the daughter, one of 12 children, of the late August and Martha (Seneft) Anderson. Lillian finished 8th grade and then stayed home at 14 years of age to help take care of her brothers […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Pig Wrestling Is Not Entertainment

    On Sunday, August 19th, at the Valmy Thresheree the mud pig wrestling competition was held. Four-person teams chase a frightened pig in their attempt to catch it and put it on top of a barrel in under a minute. According to the publicity for the event, “Judges keep their eyes on the pigs to keep […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Non-disclosure Agreements

    We have many government chief executives that interact with our lives every day; presidents of small villages like Sister Bay, Ephraim, Egg Harbor, mayors of cities like Sturgeon Bay, Algoma and Green Bay, the governor of the state of Wisconsin, the chief justice of our Supreme Court to name a few. What if each of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Immigration Quiz

    The following was excerpted from the “U.S. History” website page on immigration to the United States. The article has been redacted to disguise which countries the article is about, but see if you can guess which countries are country (A) and country (B). Answers at   In ___, more than one-half of the population […]

  • Letter to the Editor: In Plain Sight

    As Americans we have witnessed from the beginning of the Trump campaign to the present, an unprecedented number of alarming events. Mocking nicknames of his opponents, an affair with a Playboy Bunny, making fun of the handicapped, the size of his hands, grabbing women’s genitalia, ridiculing a Gold Star Family, a tryst with a porn […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thankful for Generous People

    Last Sunday afternoon, while enjoying a beautiful afternoon of biking with my husband, I crashed off my bike and landed in a ditch near Frank E. Murphy Park at Horseshoe Bay. I skidded on my chest and face and felt dazed to say the least. I would like to thank the two motorists who stopped […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Altrusa Thanks Community Volunteers

    A huge thank-you from Altrusa International of Door County to all the volunteers who helped with the 21st annual Back-to-School Fair this year! Held on Aug. 4 at Sturgeon Bay High School, the Fair provided well over 600 local children in need – a record number this year – with grade-appropriate school supplies, new backpacks, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tammy Who?

    Would it be fair to ask “Tammy who?” Signs or posters, some as large as a 4×4 sheet, have popped up in front yards in recent weeks with a face and the word Tammy printed on them. Could they be to help identify Wisconsin’s junior Senator who was sent to Washington in 2012 and who […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Grateful for a Senator for All Wisconsin

    It is election season and daily I am grateful for Senator Tammy Baldwin and her commitment to all Wisconsinites. Senator Baldwin adamantly supports health care for all including those with pre-existing conditions. Repeatedly she has successfully negotiated bipartisan acts to help fair drug pricing and funding for opioid addiction. Recognizing that 80 percent of the […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Aug. 24 – 31

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Aug. 30 @ Kiel, 4pm Football Aug. 25 @ NEW Lutheran, 1pm Aug. 30 vs. Menominee Indian, 7pm Soccer (Boys) Aug. 25 @ Winneconne, 9:30am Aug. 27 vs. Roncalli, 4:30pm Aug. 30 @ Peshtigo, 4:30pm Volleyball Aug. 28 @ Stockbridge, 6:30pm   SEVASTOPOL Football Aug. 24 vs. Wausaukee, 7pm Aug. 30 vs. […]

  • Continental Duck Population Down from 2017

    With duck hunting seasons just around the corner, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the 2018 continental duck population estimates. These estimates come from one of the largest bird surveys in the world, conducted annually across North America. Historically, these estimates were used to set the waterfowl seasons for the current year; however, […]

  • State News: UW System, Ruffed Grouse, Wheel Tax

    UW System Requests Funding Increase The University of Wisconsin System will ask for a $107.5 million increase in state funding over the next two years, a sizable jump from its last funding request in 2016. The agency’s 2019-21 budget proposal includes a $82.5 million bump for performance-based funding and $25 million for new campus-based programs […]

  • Door County Sheriff Candidate Forum Sept. 13

    The League of Women Voters of Door County will hold a Door County Sheriff candidate forum on Thursday, Sept. 13, 6-8 pm at the Door County ADRC/Community Center, 916 N. 14th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. This is an opportunity for the public to become acquainted with the candidates Patrick McCarty and Tammy Sternard. A forum is […]

  • Clean Wisconsin Statement on Trump’s Plan to Replace Clean Power Plan

    Clean Wisconsin issued the following statement after the Trump Administration announced their proposed rule to replace the Clean Power Plan:  “The Trump EPA’s roll back of  the Clean Power Plan ignores what the energy industry already knows: phasing out old coal plants in favor of clean, affordable renewable energy makes economic sense. While the Trump […]

  • League of Conservation Voters Endorses Evers for Governor

    Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters has endorsed Tony Evers for governor. “Tony Evers will protect Wisconsin’s environment and public health,” Executive Director Kerry Schumann said. “Tony is committed to clean water, fresh air, healthy kids, and preserving the places where we hunt, hike, and make memories with our families.” For years, the Walker Administration has […]

  • Jacksonport Town Meetings at Zion During Construction

    Zion Lutheran Church and School has agreed to allow the Town of Jacksonport to use their facilities as a temporary Town Hall until construction of the new Town Hall and Fire Station work is sufficiently completed to enable its return to service. Zion Lutheran School, 3937 County Highway V, Egg Harbor, is designated as the […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Splendid Roads, Poor Mr. Musgaller

    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 25, 1876 Sevastopol is doing a splendid job of work on the road. Egg Harbor has done a splendid job of grading for […]

  • DCEDC Hosts Manufacturing Days Nov. 1 – 3

    More than 200 Door County students as well as their parents, school faculty and administration will have an opportunity to see high tech in person during this year’s Manufacturing Days. This year’s events take place Nov. 1-3. Friday, Nov. 2, will provide young people with a view of Door County manufacturers’ 3-D printers, automation and […]

  • USDA Surveying Producers for Agricultural Production

    This fall, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers for its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS) and Agricultural Survey. The surveys will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and total yield and production of small grains crops down to the county level. The Agricultural Survey will also […]

  • DCEDC Hiring Workforce Development Manager

    Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is seeking a Workforce Development Project Manager to help connect local employers with prospective new employees. “We have companies telling us about their challenges expanding locally due to lack of workforce,” said Jim Schuessler, DCEDC executive director. “This position merges the great alignment we already have with our local […]

  • Paddle Board Sale Labor Day Weekend

    Door County Adventure Center is holding an end-of-season Paddle Board Sale during Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3. The sale is held at the Egg Harbor Village Beach starting at 10 am daily. Boards are all 11′-11’6″ Maunalua Paddle Boards, used for one or two seasons. Sales are first come, first serve and you must be […]

  • Door County Featured on the Travel Channel Aug. 28

    Door County is featured on the Travel Channel’s series Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations in a new episode that premieres Aug. 28, 8:30 pm. The series, hosted by James Beard Award-winning chef and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern, highlights the not-to-be-missed food that defines a location. The upcoming half-hour episode will scope out the down-to-earth culinary traditions […]