Peninsula Pulse – Dec. 1-8, 2017

In this issue

  • Buck Harvest Up During Gun Season

    Another Wisconsin nine-day gun deer season is in the books, and preliminary registration numbers show a slight increase in statewide buck harvest. Similar to 2016, northern counties again showed the most significant increases in both buck and antlerless harvest. “No matter how you look at it – whether from a social or economic standpoint – […]

  • Featured Pet: Fanta

    Meet Fanta! She’s a six-month-old tabby and came in as a stray in early September. Fanta has been at the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) for three months and hasn’t had much attention. Fanta is in need of a patient and gentle home. She is incredibly lovable on her own terms. She prefers if you […]

  • Granary Demolition Decision the Latest Strange Turn in Strange Fight

    Members of the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society (SBHS) expected to take a big step toward saving the Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator at the Nov. 21 meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council. Instead, they left the chambers distraught after the council voted 4-3 to take the historic structure down. The historical society was set […]

  • Server of the Week: Lisa Anschutz

    Visit the Door County Co-op Where Lisa is the clerk She’s efficient and friendly And likes her work. Just what you need She’ll help you find. She’s fast and smart Truly one of a kind! – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Liberty Grove Not Giving Up on Wastewater Plant Yet

    At the start of a joint meeting between the Town of Liberty Grove and the Village of Sister Bay on Nov. 27, town board member John Lowry made it clear that his board was not relinquishing a claim of ownership of the shared wastewater plant yet. Despite a mutual understanding that Sister Bay was named […]

  • Sevastopol Remains Thumbs Down on Winery

    In a 3-2 vote, the Sevastopol Town Board on Nov. 27 refused to support a conditional use permit for Door 44 Winery to build a winery at County P and Highway 42 in the town. Town Chair Dan Woelfel announced the board would not hear any public comment or testimony on the winery proposal because […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Simplification At What Price?

    Once again we are witnessing the spectacle of clever advertising designed to sell us the opposite of what we want and need as U.S. citizens. Last night on CBS I saw an ad sponsored by one of the Koch brothers’ organizations that featured Trump himself claiming that “simplification” of the tax code is for the […]

  • Packers Lose Late to Steelers, Ready for ‘Battle of the Bays’

    Green Bay’s heartbreaking 28-31 loss in the closing seconds in Pittsburgh makes the Packers’ road map to earning their ninth consecutive playoff berth a monumental task indeed. Dropping to less than .500 for the first time this season, at 5-6, Green Bay most likely will need to win its final five games of the season […]

  • Final Frostbite Open at Red Putter

    Red Putter Mini Golf in north Ephraim will kick off 2018 with the final Frostbite Open tournament on New Year’s Day. The Red Putter owners announced that after eight years the annual tradition well end this year. Unlike the annual Pro Tournament held in August, there is no need to qualify for the Frostbite Open. […]

  • Manners Matter: Gift Giving

    Dear Mary Pat, My son is 15 and has had a girlfriend since October. He wants me to buy a Christmas present for her that would essentially be from him. The item he picked out is $200. Naturally, I’m not going to allow him to spend that much. But it did get me wondering…what is […]

  • Wisconsin Marinas Awarded ‘Clean Marina’ Status

    The Wisconsin Marine Association (WMA) presented two marinas with “Clean Marina” certificates Nov. 21 at its fall conference in Rothschild. The certificates recognize marinas and boatyards that implement numerous green practices that protect water quality, public health and fish and wildlife habitat. Southport Marina in Kenosha and Egg Harbor Marina in Door County were re-certified […]

  • Door to Nature: Confusing House and Purple Finches

    My Grandma Skala saw eye-to-eye, in a sense, with Roger Tory Peterson, famous ornithologist, artist and writer. Grandma, not influenced by prior reading or ornithological study, provided my mother and me with a perfect description of the male purple finch’s color in 1941. We were relaxing on lawn chairs in the shade of the McIntosh […]

  • Great Lakes/Great Books Club Meets Dec. 7

    The next meeting of the Great Lakes/Great Books Club is Dec. 7, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. The group is a collaboration between Write On, Door County and the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, where meetings are held. Great Lakes/Great Books Club is a monthly book club discussing works of fiction, nonfiction and […]

  • Lottery Tax Credit Lower Than 2016

    Door County Treasurer Jay Zahn has received information from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue on this year’s lottery credit for the 2017 tax bills. This year’s credit is a bit lower than 2016. Credits vary according to the school district property is located in. Credits are as follows:  Sturgeon Bay School District, $126.22 down from […]

  • Pet Talk: Cats and Christmas Tree Safety

    Q: We have two cats. One is older and pretty mellow. The other one is less than a year and into everything. With Christmas right around the corner I am worried about putting up a tree with the younger kitty and wondering if we even should. Do you have any suggestions to keep him away from […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Dec. 1 – 7

    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, December 3, 1875 The schooner Mary Ann Scott of Bailey’s Harbor ran on the beach near Two Rivers last Saturday. She was scuttled to prevent […]

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 661

    By Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate The University of Minnesota Press has published a fine collection of bee poems, If Bees are Few. Here’s one by one of my favorite poets, Naomi Shihab Nye, who lives in San Antonio. Her most recent book is Famous from Wings Press. Bees Were Better   In college, people […]

  • Ornament Show at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery will hold their annual ornament show Dec. 2, 10 am – 4 pm. The show features ornaments from the Plum Bottom family of artists as well as an ornament painting demo from Door County artist Mary White. Come and enjoy a glass of von Stiehl wine and see all that […]

  • High School Winter Athletics

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Dec. 1 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Dec. 4 @ St. Mary Catholic, 7:15 pm Dec. 7 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Dec. 5 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Dec. 1 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Dec. 7 @ Oconto, 7:30 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR Boys Basketball Dec. […]

  • Poet Laureates Gather for Celebratory Reading

    Door County Poet Laureate Sharon Auberle joins former Wisconsin Poet Laureates Max Garland and Kimberly Blaeser in an evening of music and poetry on Dec. 1, 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water Street, Ephraim. Emcee for the evening is Ralph Murre and music is provided by pianist Beth Coleman. The program is […]

  • Mastering the Art of Framing

    Janine Buechner has worked with many unique and random items in her 12 years with the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay:  original paintings by Rembrandt and Pablo Picasso, parts of old ships, and an entire collection of Twinkie memorabilia. As the art supply store’s custom framer, it comes with the territory. Similarly as rare as […]

  • The Bestseller List: Dec. 1, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Oathbringer, by Brandon Sanderson 2. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 3. Uncommon Type, by Tom Hanks 4. The Rooster Bar, by John Grisham 5. Future Home of the Living God, by Louise Erdrich HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Grant, by Ron Chernow 2. Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and […]

  • Climate Corner: What’s Limiting Us?

    I believe  –  no, I know  –  we can leave a better world for our children. We have the knowledge, the tools and the ability to do it. We can change course today and leave a thriving planet for future generations. So why don’t we? Are we limited by our science? No, not really. While […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Dec. 1, 2017

    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? “Sniff this one dry.” “It’s nice from the front but the sides are institutional.” “Kids – they think they’re human or something.” […]

  • Trivia: In 1995, Manitou Springs, Colorado began hosting the Great Fruitcake Toss the first Saturday of January. The all-time record for the toss was set in 2007 by a group of Boeing engineers. How far did they toss their fruitcake?

    Question: In 1995, Manitou Springs, Colorado began hosting the Great Fruitcake Toss the first Saturday of January. The all-time record for the toss was set in 2007 by a group of Boeing engineers. How far did they toss their fruitcake? Answer: 1,420 feet. It was launched by the “Omega 380,” a mock artillery piece fueled […]

  • Framed: Thanksgiving Parade

    The Jacksonport “Redneck Klub” wishes the community a merry holiday season during the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day parade Nov. 23. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Cheers!: Wowed by Roodness

    Baffled by a seemingly unreadable label on a bomber bottle, I overrode my initial reaction to just walk away from it and pulled on a pair of cheaters to see if I could decipher the label. In a small, shaky script, I made out the name of the brewery – Borealis Fermentery of Knife River, […]

  • Nest: Locally Written Dance Explores Sense of Place

    Jackie Thelen had managed to find a rare moment of summer solitude at Toft Point when she drew out the first physical movement that reflected her recent stream of thought on finding a sense of place. Three months later, that little bit of dance has evolved through self reflection, writing and research to form the […]

  • Sister Bay Residents Will Vote on Resort Area Tax

    A resolution from the Sister Bay Village Board set in motion a village-wide vote on adoption of a Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT). The vote will take place with the Feb. 20 spring primary. The village expects the 0.5 percent increase in sales tax will generate more than $174,000 in additional revenue. “We believe the […]

  • Local, Professional Sports Standings

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Nov. 28 Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Southern Door, 2-0, 3-0, 1.000 Gibraltar, 2-0, 2-1, 1.000 Peshtigo, 1-0, 2-0, 1.000 Oconto, 1-1, 3-1, .500 Kewaunee, 1-1, 2-1, .500 Green Bay N.E.W., 1-1, 1-2, .500 Algoma, 0-1, 0-2, .000 Sevastopol, 0-2, 2-4, .000 […]

  • Abstract Representationalism

    The Hope Church Art Alcoves Gallery welcomes Ernest Beutel as featured artist in December at the Sturgeon Bay gallery. Beutel’s art is “abstract representationalism” – an interpretation of reality, with elements of abstraction – sometimes a reminder that life is a balance between the grotesque and the playful. Subject matter is extremely important, yet it […]

  • Tourism Zone Grapples with State Room Tax Changes

    The Door County Tourism Zone Commission (DCTZC) is struggling with changes to room tax that were included in the 2017-19 biennial budget. But the commission is on an island when it comes to calling for change. Now, their hope is to convince the multi-national corporations such as Airbnb and VRBO to change the way they […]

  • United Methodist Thanksgiving Meal Sets Record

    Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church was humming with good energy on Thanksgiving Day as volunteers performed the many tasks required for the church’s 38th successful community Thanksgiving dinner. “What’s amazing is the community of people who volunteer,” said Leslie Youngsteadt, who with her husband Duane, both former educators, has organized the community dinner since 2009. […]

  • DNR Holds One Hearing on Five CAFOs

    Cow manure – the great dilemma of our time and place – was running deep figuratively in Kewaunee County on Nov. 28 when a single public hearing was held on permits for five different large dairy farms known as CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations, for those who haven’t been paying attention). A little more than […]

  • Celebrate Emily Dickinson at Birthday Tea

    The 187th anniversary of the birth of Emily Dickinson is coming up and Write On, Door County is offering special ways to celebrate the legendary poet. On Dec. 9, a workshop offered by visiting writers Jane Ewens and Dion Kempthorn will explore the unique wordplay of Dickinson’s poems and encourage participants to do the same […]

  • Commentary: The Cruel Irony of Bootstraps

    “People should pull themselves up by their own bootstraps.” It’s a concept of self-reliance and independence that has become the quintessentially American idea of our time. Pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps is no longer just an idiom, it has evolved into a core value that is central to much of our civic and […]

  • Door County Sled Dogs Hold Pet Pictures with Santa

    The Door County Sled Dogs will open their doors for a special event Dec. 9, 6 – 8 pm. Bring friendly furry friends inside for pet pictures with Santa in the beautiful log cabin room setting located at the Door County Sled Dogs Discovery Center at 10355 Water Street (Hwy 42) in Ephraim. Each pet […]

  • Maritime Speaker Series Welcomes Model Ship Builder

    The Door County Maritime Museum hosts the Maritime Speaker Series Dec. 7, 7 – 8 pm. The next program is “Building Model Ships,” with presenter Larry Herbst. Herbst will focus on how to build model ships and what goes into it. He’ll discuss how to construct a hull – using a minesweeper to make his […]

  • By the Numbers: National Women’s Conference

    Last week marked the 40th anniversary of a high water mark in women’s rights – the first National Women’s Conference, held in Houston Nov. 18-21, 1977. Keynote speakers included First Ladies Rosalynn Carter and Lady Bird Johnson, activists Coretta Scott King, Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Barbara Jordan, Liz Carpenter, Jean Stapleton and Maya Angelou. Here […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the Support

    The 38th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner, held at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, was a rousing success feeding 360 individuals – a new record. Over 170 people dined at church and another 190 home deliveries and carry-out meals were provided. People who had no one to be with on the holiday enjoyed warm fellowship […]

  • State News: Redistricting, Budget Imbalance, Bo Ryan

    State Budget Projected to Have Large Imbalance Gov. Scott Walker’s most recent budget is projected to have one of the largest spending imbalances of the past decade, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. The imbalance was one of several trends identified in the report. Alliance director Todd Berry said the state […]

  • Reps in the News: Governor Signs Kitchens’ Clean Water Access Bill

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens and Senator Robert Cowles released the following statements after 2017 Assembly Bill 226, the Clean Water Access Bill, was signed into law as 2017 Act 69:  “I am thrilled that the Clean Water Access Bill was signed into law earlier today by Gov. Walker,” Kitchens said. “This crucial piece of […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Dec. 1 – 8

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at noon Dec. 5. Sturgeon Bay’s winter parking ban goes into effect Dec. 1 and ends April 1. On-street parking is prohibited from 2 am to 6 am during those months. Special parking permit applications and information can be obtained from the City of Sturgeon […]

  • Kewaunee County Annual Food Drive Begins

    The Kewaunee County Department of Human Services is asking the local community to “Be a Shining Star” this holiday season and make a donation to the 5th Annual “Giving for Sara” Food Drive to help stock the shelves at the Kewaunee County Food Pantry. The fundraiser is in the memory of Sara Malay, who was […]

  • DNR Seeks Comment on Clean Water Act Plans

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment through Dec. 15 on a new set of Clean Water Act water quality plan updates. These plans help the department to better understand the state’s water resources and plan for future improvements. At least one plan update was conducted in each DNR region, with a […]

  • League of Women Voters Encourages Candidacy

    The Door County League of Women Voters reminds citizens that it is time to take action if you are considering running in the spring non-partisan election. Non-partisan elected positions are not affiliated with any political party and include seats on county, city, town, village and school boards. To become an official candidate you will need […]

  • Michigan Street Bridge Closed Dec. 4 – 12

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region office announces the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to vehicle traffic and pedestrians Monday morning, Dec. 4, through Tuesday, Dec. 12. This continuous closure is necessary to repair multiple bridge beams struck by over-height vehicles. The bridge will continue to open for marine traffic […]

  • Kewaunee County Launches New Public Survey System

    Kewaunee County announced it is launching an advanced public survey system, where residents can provide their opinion on local issues and county government within a matter of minutes and at a time convenient to them. Kewaunee County has contracted Polco, a web-based polling firm that assists local governmental agencies nationwide with improving transparency by providing […]

  • Two Municipalities Join in Resolution Opposing Citizens United

    In November, the Town of Brussels and the Village of Forestville each passed a resolution calling on our state representatives as well as the Door County Board of Supervisors to actively support a statewide non-binding referendum next November. The referendum would allow all state voters to respond Yes or No to a single question on […]

  • The Special Consensus Adds Second Concert to White Gull’s Winter Series

    The Grammy-nominated bluegrass band The Special Consensus returns to Fish Creek Dec. 6 to perform at the White Gull Inn. The first night sold out immediately after being announced, so a second performance has been added the following night, Dec. 7. Tickets for the 8 pm concert are $23. Formed in the Chicago area in […]

  • ‘Solid Ground: The Songs of Fred Alley’ Reaches #15 on Folk Radio Chart

    Katie Dahl, Eric Lewis, Rich Higdon and Fred Alley are all household names in Door County, but lately they are garnering recognition from much farther afield. The album Solid Ground: The Songs of Fred Alley (a joint effort by Dahl, Lewis, Higdon, and David Alley) hit #15 on the national folk radio charts for October. […]

  • Beekeepers of Door County to Hold Dec. 4 Meeting at Crossroads

    Last Monday, the Friends of Crossroads decked the halls of the Collins Learning Center. They invite all to visit the Center between 2 – 4:30 pm daily to check out the Snowy Owl in the Wildlife Exhibit, enjoy the new bird feeding station and see the decorations. On Dec. 1 at 2 pm the Friday […]

  • Caroling, Tree Lighting in Fish Creek’s Noble Square

    Bundle up and join together for the Gibraltar Historical Association’s annual holiday tree lighting and caroling celebration Dec. 9, 5 pm in Noble Square on the corner of Main Street in Fish Creek. Along with the tree lighting, the special event offers traditional songs for all to sing with special guest Gibraltar Schools’ choirs will […]

  • Baileys Harbor Holds ‘Harbor Holiday’ Dec. 2

    Baileys Harbor hosts Harbor Holiday Dec. 2. Join the town for a great community event including a Christmas parade, arts and crafts and a tree lighting ceremony. Take a stroll through downtown and check out all the great trees that local businesses and families have decorated before the parade. Warm up with treats at the […]

  • Obituary: Ardis M. Price

    Ardis M. Price, 94, of Sturgeon Bay, was called home to be with family and friends on November 26, 2017.  She was born on June 9, 1923, in Gresham, WI to Glen and Melissa Quinney. Ardis retired from Doerr Electric/Emerson in Sturgeon Bay.  She was a great bowler, softball player, fisherman and suspected cheater at […]

  • The Clearing Hosts Winter Reception, Open House

    Come and welcome winter with a reception at The Clearing Folk School’s Jens Jensen Center Dec. 5, 3-6 pm. Wine, fine cheeses and specialty chocolates can all be relished while enjoying some live seasonal music with George Sawyn. The beautifully decorated Jens Jensen Center at 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay is a delight […]

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Screens ‘Inside Out’ Dec. 2

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s (UUFDC) Lifespan Education Committee is hosting an Inside Out movie night not only for entertainment, but for the meaningful lessons the film can teach about human emotions. The film’s star characters – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – are also star “characters” in our own life as we […]

  • Two Premieres for Northern Sky’s 2018 Season

    Northern Sky Theater has announced its 2018 summer season in Door County. The season includes three musical comedies playing in repertory at their outdoor amphitheater in Peninsula State Park. Northern Sky will premiere two new musicals next summer and offer a new twist on one of its all-time favorite shows. Boxcar, written by Laurie Flanigan […]

  • Obituary: Gordon ‘Gordy’ James Schram

    Gordon “Gordy” James Schram, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully in the comfort of his residence, Saturday morning, Nov. 25, 2017 with family at his side. He was born at home on the family farm in Baileys Harbor on July 27, 1927, the son of Martin Leon Schram and Esther Margaret (Resler) Schram. Gordy attended […]

  • Obituary: James Frances Jauquet

    James Frances Jauquet, 77, died quietly Nov. 23, 2017, at his home in Fish Creek with his wife at his side. Jim was born Dec. 25, 1939, in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Ervin and Alice (Rentmeester) Jauquet. He attended Premontre High School in Green Bay and apprenticed with architect Robert Takaichi. After graduation he worked […]

  • Obituary: Jeanette Mae Schinkten

    Jeanette Mae Schinkten, 94, of Nasewaupee, died on November 21, 2017, at Door County Medical Center – Skilled Nursing Facility.  She was born Sept. 30, 1923, in Sturgeon Bay to Henry and Sylvia (Chapman) Taube.  In January of 1945, she married Dr. H.G. Fehl, he preceded her in death on October 20, 1959.  In 1961, […]

  • Obituary: Maurice Harold Kurschner

    Maurice Harold Kurschner, born Nov. 14, 1931, joyfully went to be with his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Nov. 21, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy (Gehrke) Kurschner, daughter Deborah (Darrell) Denson, son Douglas (Lois) Kurschner, daughter Danelle (Caleb) McCoy, son Marshall (Lorrie) Kurschner, daughter Kimberlee (William) Czaja, and […]

  • Obituary: Eunice M. Graf

    Eunice M. Graf was called Home to be with the Lord and reunited with her husband, Robert, on Monday morning, Nov.  20, 2017 at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF in Sturgeon Bay as her son, Bill, prayed the Rosary with her. Eunice found comfort in praying the Rosary throughout her life. Eunice was a lifelong resident of […]

  • Obituary: Suzanne Elizabeth Rizzo

    Suzanne Elizabeth Rizzo, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Whispering Heights CBRF where she had been residing the past eight years. She was born December 7, 1921 in Marani, Romania, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Lohmiller) Rothas. Suzanne attended Senn High School then Lakeview High School in Chicago and […]

  • Obituary: Earl A. Lorenz

    On the morning of Nov. 19, Earl A. Lorenz ended his long, hard-fought battle with lung cancer. He died at home with his wife and close friend at his side. His kind and gentle soul will be dearly and forever missed by all those who had the gracious privilege to know and love him. He is […]

  • Justin Isherwood: The Tree In the Barn

    My father was a curious man, perhaps strange, perhaps odd, the streak of oddness as routinely happens to dairymen. A lifetime of what ungodly early mornings will do to you, as will the abiding love of cows. My dad loved his cows. Our father went into a Zen state at evening milking, as could less […]

  • Obituary: Donna May Mencheski

    Donna May Mencheski, 59, of Carlsville, in the Town of Egg Harbor, died at home Nov. 19, 2017. She was born Nov. 6, 1958 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Marvin and Martha (Willis) Turner. Donna was united in marriage to Mitchell Leo Mencheski in Door County in April of 2000. Their two existing families became one, […]

  • Bay Ship Christens New Tug and Barge

    A warm November sun welcomed executives from Pennsylvania-based Wawa Inc. convenience stores and gas stations to Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding on the morning of Nov. 28 to christen two new vessels. The 130-foot articulated tug barge Millville and the 578-foot barge 1964 will help Wawa provide 17,000 barrels of fuel per day to Florida. “I, for […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: Nov. 13-18, 2017

    Nathan and Ellen LeClair, Jacksonport, are the parents of a daughter born Nov. 13, 2017. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Julie Diltz, Jacksonport. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Nancy LeClair, Baileys Harbor, and Elizabeth (Little Bit) LeClair, Jacksonport. Adam and Jessica Koskubar, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born Nov. 13, 2017. Maternal […]

  • Don’t Buy A Department Store Telescope for Christmas

    by Tom Minahan, Door Peninsula Astronomical Society Let’s assume you have a budding astronomer in the family or as a friend. If you are thinking about getting them a telescope for a holiday gift, please heed this sound advice from experienced amateur astronomers:  Don’t buy a cheap department store telescope! They typically have inferior optics […]

  • Literacy Door County Holds Tutor Training Sessions Dec. 6 & 12

    Literacy Door County (LDC) will host tutor-training sessions in December for individuals interested in tutoring through the organization. The goal of LDC is to provide one-on-one tutoring in English for adults. The training sessions will be Dec. 6, 4:30 to 6:30 pm and Dec. 12, 4:30 to 6:30 pm; both sessions are required. Each session […]

  • Parks, Phillips and Co. to Perform Prince of Peace Christmas Concert

    Parks, Phillips and Co. will perform a Christmas concert, titled “When Love Was Born!,” Dec. 3, 6 pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay. All are welcome to attend and begin the Advent season in a heartfelt manner. Enjoy traditional carols and songs to prepare your heart for Christmas. Featuring […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Lions Host Breakfast With Santa Dec. 3

    The Sturgeon Bay Lions are hosting Breakfast With Santa Dec. 3, 7:30 – 11:30 am at the Corpus Christi Social Hall, 25 N. Elgin Ave, Sturgeon Bay. The all-you-can-eat meal includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, pork sausage, Door County cherries, sweet rolls, coffee, milk and juice. Advanced adult tickets are $8 ($9 at the door) and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club Delivers Dictionaries to Door County Third Graders

    Continuing a decade-old tradition, the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club has delivered dictionaries to every third-grade student in the county. From Washington Island to Southern Door, club members brought the books to each classroom during the past two weeks. Public and parochial schools were included for a total of more than 250 books. “Dictionaries are […]

  • Birch Creek Celebrates Christmas Around the World

    After the success of their inaugural Christmas performance last year, Birch Creek returns this year for a “Christmas Around the World” holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 2, marking the end of their fall music series. Speaking with Birch Creek Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christensen, they decided to expand their programming this year as a […]

  • Gibraltar High School Senior Holds Sock Drive for the Homeless

    Every year, Gibraltar High School seniors pick a project to focus on for their senior projects, and this year Ava Beaudot is holding a sock drive for the homeless. All of the socks collected will go to St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter in Green Bay. Drop-off boxes will be around the community until Jan. […]

  • Doulagivers of Door County Hold Discussion at Next Wisdom Wednesday Dec. 6

    At the next Wisdom Wednesday meeting at the Northern Door YMCA, the Doulagivers of Door County group will discuss end-of-life care and introduce what an end-of-life doula is. The meeting is scheduled for Dec. 6, 10 – 11 am. Since this is a newly evolving specialty, all present will be invited to share together as […]

  • Gary Scharrig Named Immanuel Lutheran Church Associate Pastor

    Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor is calling Gary Scharrig as an Associate Pastor. From his baptism at Immanuel, Scharrig has had a lifelong connection with the church. He has been serving in ministry for many years and has long supported Immanuel with preaching and pastoral care when needed. Immanuel is thrilled to have him […]

  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Receives Kaleidoscope Fund Grant

    On Nov. 6, the Kaleidoscope Fund, a granting program established by Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), announced the 2017 grant recipients. The fund awarded a total of $601,000 to 11 Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) ministries throughout the United States. Among the ministries receiving grants includes Prince of Peace Lutheran Church of Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Moo-La-La Giveaway is Underway at Sturgeon Bay Shops

    The Moo-La-La Giveaway tradition continues for the 2017 holiday season; shoppers can enter for a chance to win $1,000. Participating businesses around Sturgeon Bay will have Moo-La-La Giveaway entry boxes. Fill out an entry slip each time you shop or visit one of the participating businesses. No purchase is necessary; no cost to participate. The […]

  • Door County Baby Boutique & Door County Kids Introduce Adora Doll Collection

    Door County Baby Boutique & Door County Kids, located in the Main Street Shops in downtown Egg Harbor, will present the award-winning doll collection from Adora Dolls. The Adora dolls are of the highest quality and meet or exceed the Consumer Product Safety Commission Guidelines. Adora Dolls are hypoallergenic, BPA Free, and most styles are […]

  • Door County Coffee & Tea to Donate Some December Proceeds to United Way

    In December, Door County Coffee & Tea in Carlsville is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every 16-ounce Peppermint Bark Mocha sold during the month, they will donate 50 cents to United Way. The funds donated will go toward meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign need for 2017. Door County Coffee & Tea is […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Nov. 27, 2017

    Crop prices (Nov. 27) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $2.94 -0.45 $3.00 Soybeans $9.06 -0.90 $9.27 Wheat $3.29 -0.81 $3.08 Oats $2.58 -0.10 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.92/bushel -0.60 New-Crop Corn $3.15/bushel -0.70 Wheat $3.38/bushel -0.90   Basis: The difference between the local […]