Peninsula Pulse – Dec. 15-22, 2017

In this issue

  • Pet Talk: Don’t Fret About ‘Poisonous’ Poinsettia

    Poinsettias are commonly recognized as a holiday plant with their beautiful crimson red leaves that fill a home with color and Christmas cheer. But many pet parents avoid having a poinsettia plant in their home. They believe the plant is poisonous and if their pet nibbles on the leaves it could kill them. Scary stuff. […]

  • County Debates Future of Former Ambulance Garage

    In the months leading up to the opening of the new EMS center, the county is debating what to do with the ambulance garage located on the property owned by the Door County Medical Center. The county’s lease with the hospital for the land was signed in 1990 and extends to 2040. Corporation Counsel Grant […]

  • Gibraltar School Tightens Gun Policy Before New Senate Bill

    A proposed state Senate bill would loosen restrictions on carrying weapons in and around schools. Gibraltar School District is taking steps to tighten and clarify its own gun policy in anticipation of its passage. Guns are not allowed on school property in Gibraltar and the bill will not change that, but it does repeal restrictions […]

  • Kewaunee Seeking County Board Candidates

    Kewaunee County residents who wish to make an impact in local government by running for a seat on the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors have just 13 business days to get completed candidacy nomination papers turned in to the County Clerk’s office. Kewaunee County is seeking to fill 20 seats on its Board of Supervisors […]

  • Door to Nature: Mistletoes of Europe and America

    A custom with ancient pagan connections that was frowned upon by the church for many years, then used secretly in homes for a long time, has finally become a common holiday practice. Nevertheless, the very nature of mistletoe and its uses are poorly understood by many people today. So rigid were the beliefs of some […]

  • Find Christmas Spirit at Sturgeon Bay’s Bliss

    By virtue of the novella A Christmas Carol alone, Charles Dickens is considered the literary godfather of what we know as the spirit of Christmas. Despite producing four other Christmas tales after the 1843 publication of A Christmas Carol (The Chimes, 1844; The Cricket on the Hearth, 1845; The Battle of Life, 1846; and The […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Dec. 15 – 22

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at noon Dec. 19. County of Door:  The Finance Committee meets at 1 pm Dec. 18. The county board meets at 10 am Dec. 19. Town of Egg Harbor:  The town board meets at 7 pm Dec. 18. Town of Forestville:  The town board meets […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Powerlifters Making Marks Statewide

    What began as a side gig for football players and track athletes at Sturgeon Bay High School has transformed into a competitive club all its own. The Sturgeon Bay Powerlifting Club has grown to around 24 students, including a strong female representation. “It’s transformed me as an athlete,” said Brenna Zuehlke, junior, who also participates […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Please State Your Position on CAFO Expansions

    An open letter to Representative Joel Kitchens: I was hoping to hear by now a public statement on your position regarding more cows and CAFO expansions, particularly in the highly contaminated regions on karst, such as the Town of Lincoln. I recently read that you were “thrilled that the Clean Water Access Bill was signed […]

  • Grant Funds Awarded for Emerald Ash Borer, Runoff Reduction

    The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission has received $300,000 with two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants from the U.S. Forest Service to assist communities, counties, and tribes with planting trees to mitigate Emerald Ash Borer impacts and reduce runoff. The funding will be available to all Wisconsin jurisdictions within the Great Lakes Basin. Funded projects will […]

  • 48-Unit Hotel Part of Flurry of Plans for Sister Bay Developments

    Correction: The 48-unit apartment complex by Pre/3 proposed a five-foot setback, not a five-yard setback as was originally stated in this article. Sister Bay Village Administrator Zeke Jackson, known for his boundless support for economic development projects in the village, spent his last public meeting in a similar manner: three hotel/inn projects, a wedding campus […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Faustian Bargains

    Dear Representative Kitchens, Our neighboring county just to the south of us have had to suffer the ever expanding development of CAFOs in their county and are forced to watch as their water quality continues to decline to the point of being toxic to use. It is not just the wells of Kewaunee’s private citizens […]

  • Take a Magic Carpet Ride at Kewaunee Winter Park

    Close your eyes girl Look inside girl Let the sound Take you away! Yes, the lyrics of Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride” really did whirl through my head as the new magic carpet ride – a conveyor belt lift – at Winter Park in Kewaunee brought me to the top of the tubing hill without any […]

  • Featured Pet: Calvin

    Meet Calvin! This handsome guy is 2-3 years old. He is a black lab mix and weighs 68 lbs. Calvin came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) as a stray. He’s very affectionate and loves people. He’s so friendly that he also gets along great with other dogs. Calvin is currently on a special […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Lost & Found

    If anyone out there finds our moral compass, please send it to the President. It appears he believes in the trickledown theory.   Pete Thelen Baileys Harbor, Wis.

  • New Karate Session Starts Jan. 4

    Karate instructor Brad Elkins held rank examinations for students Dec. 9 at Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay. Having received their promotions are (front row, left to right) yellow belt Oliver Collak, orange belts Landon Sitte, Sam Ciesar, Eternity Cunningham, Ema Collak, (back row) Karen Ciesar and renshi Brad Elkins. The winter session begins Jan. 4. […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Dec. 15 – 22

    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 12, 1873 TAYLOR, the man who is preparing to build a pier at Horse Shoe Bay, was in town last Tuesday. He informs us […]

  • Committee Examines Options for Sevastopol School

    As the diagram accompanying this story illustrates, Sevastopol School is a consolidation of buildings dating back to 1924. The next addition came in 1946, followed by another in 1965, then nothing until the 1990s, when three separate additions were necessary. “We’re busting at the seams right now,” said a member of the newly created Citizens […]

  • Washington Island Centers Receive Challenge Grants

    The Washington Island Trueblood Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and the Washington Island Foundation/Mosling Recreation Center (The Rec) have received a second challenge grant from the same anonymous donors who provided matching funds of $100,000 to each center in 2015. The grant these generous donors are proposing is based on each center doubling certain portions of […]

  • By the Numbers: The Bill of Rights

    On Dec. 15, 1791, Virginia became the last state to ratify the 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution that make up the Bill of Rights. “I think we should obtain the confidence of our fellow citizens, in proportion as we fortify the rights of the people against the encroachments of the government,” James Madison said […]

  • UUF Movies That Matter: What Can’t Climate Change Destroy?

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) will screen How to Let Go of the World and Love all the Things Climate Can’t Change as part of the Movies that Matter Series on Dec. 19, 4:30 – 7 pm. While many of us are aware of the immense consequences of climate change this film asks, […]

  • High School Winter Athletics Schedule: Dec. 15 – 22

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Dec. 15 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Dec. 19 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Dec. 21 @ Peshtigo, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Dec. 19 @ Southern Door, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Dec. 21 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Wrestling Dec. 16 @ Preble, 10 am   SOUTHERN DOOR Boys Basketball […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens Visits Youth National Guard Program

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens was among a group of state legislators from across Wisconsin who met with cadets and staff from the Wisconsin National Guard Challenge Academy Nov. 29 to gain a better understanding of the program and the youth who participate in the program. Challenge Academy is a two-phase program – a 22-week […]

  • Commentary: For Best Results, Leverage Credit Wisely

    Hi, my name is Caleb, and I’m a recovering banker. Just kidding. But seriously. Prior to my current post at Door County Economic Development Corporation, I worked for nine years in commercial real estate finance for two banks, M&I Bank (now BMO Harris) for four years and U.S. Bank for five, originating construction and acquisition […]

  • Ephraim Seeks Firms for Streetscape Rebuild

    The Village of Ephraim approved a request for proposal (RFP) to be sent to five engineering firms for design work on all village projects associated with the highway reconstruction, including utility line burial, sidewalks, street lighting and stormwater abatement. The village hopes the proposals will help determine true cost of each individual project. Ken Nelson […]

  • Sturgeon Bay YMCA Volleyball Standings: Dec. 11

    STANDINGS As of Dec. 11, 2017 A League, W-L Door County Fire Co., 10-5 Music Masters DJs, 9-3 Some Spike It Hot, 9-3 Nicolet Beach Concessions, 6-6 Olson Dental, 5-7 Boom Town, 4-8 The Caffeinators, 2-13 B League, W-L Red Room, 12-3 Hatco Serve-Rites, 9-6 Bull Pen, 8-7 Brick Lot 1, 7-8 Peninsula Podiatry, 7-8 […]

  • Kangaroo Lake Association Continues ‘Fish Sticks’ Project

    The Kangaroo Lake Association (KLA), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and funded by the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership, will continue placing “fish sticks” in Kangaroo Lake in February, according to Tom Schneider, Kangaroo Lake Association president. Fish Sticks are mid-sized trees that have been harvested elsewhere, transported to a lake and placed in the […]

  • Three County School District Receive Sparsity Aid

    Small, sparsely populated districts across the state have received $18.5 million in sparsity aid. Unlike most categorical aids, which are targeted to a specific program or service, sparsity aid may be used for general school operations. In the 2017-18 school year, 144 districts qualified for sparsity aid based on membership of 745 or fewer students […]

  • Compromises in Sister Bay, Liberty Grove Wastewater Plant Battle

    In terms of government speed, the Village of Sister Bay and the Town of Liberty Grove are heading at breakneck pace toward a solution about the shared wastewater treatment plant. Three biweekly meetings have resulted in some compromises while the larger question of ownership is still looming. At the Dec. 11 meeting between the two […]

  • Young Bowlers Roll at Sister Bay Bowl

    Five young bowlers learned about making spares during their Dec. 9 Junior Bowling lesson at Sister Bay Bowl. Bowler Jason Daubner explained to the young keglers where to aim when seeking a spare, then let them try to accomplish spares. Alex Shepit, 9, led with seven spares (he is pictured after getting his sixth spare). […]

  • Letter to the Editor: CAFOs in Kewaunee and Door Counties, By the Numbers

    In reaction to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources holding a public hearing on Nov. 28, 2017, regarding wastewater treatment permit renewals for four Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, two of which are seeking expansion (expanding by 4,289 total “animal units”) in Kewaunee County, I look at some of the numbers on CAFOs. 2 CAFOs in […]

  • In Memoriam: Bob Davis Remembered as Behind-the-Scenes Philanthropist

    Perhaps you saw the obituary last week. Bob Davis, 92, died Nov. 30 in his Ephraim home with his wife of 66½ years Nancy by his side. Despite the fact that Bob and Nancy were named Door County Philanthropists of the Year in 2015, you won’t find their names emblazoned on things. Bob Davis did […]

  • Obituary: Helen D. Carlson

    Helen D. Carlson, 95, died peacefully Dec. 11 ,2017 in Sister Bay, Wis. As a lifelong resident of Sister Bay, she was born on December 26, 1921 to Herman and Mayme Erickson. Helen was married to Clayton C. Carlson in 1942 he was killed in action in 1944. On January 20, 1947 Helen married Douglas […]

  • Obituary: Rhoda Eloise Kollberg

    Rhoda Eloise Kollberg (nee Jaeckel), 90, of Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of her family and awoke in the arms of the Lord, early Friday morning, December 8, 2017 at Living Tree Estates in Greenville where had been staying the past couple months. She was born in Two Rivers on April 29, […]

  • Obituary: Mae Sorenson

    Mae Sorenson, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Dec. 7, 2017, surrounded by her family.   She was born on May 13, 1927 in the Town of Forestville to Norman and Gertrude (Jensen) Christenson.  Shortly after she was born, her mother passed away and Mae was raised by her Aunt Ida Haganes and […]

  • Obituary: Eleanor Ann Olesen

    Eleanor Ann (Meuser) Olesen, 91, passed away December 4, 2017, at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was born June 26, 1926 in Elgin, Illinois, to Charles and Wilhemina (Sturm) Meuser. Eleanor married Robert J. Olesen, Sr. on June 1, 1946, at Epworth Methodist Church in Elgin, Illinois. Robert preceded her in death on […]

  • Obituary: David Estrem

    David Estrem, 57, of Sturgeon Bay died Dec. 4, 2017.  He was born on June 13, 1960 in Chicago to Robert and Ann (Kvarstan) Estrem. David grew up in the Chicago area, attended college and later worked as a sales person in the printing industry. He is survived by a daughter Ava (Kyle) Brannon of […]

  • State Park Posters Raise $5,000 For Open Space Fund

    Sales of the Door County State Parks Poster Series from the Peninsula Pulse have generated $5,000 for open space preservation. Pulse founder and publisher David Eliot presented a check for the Open Spaces Fund at the Door County Community Foundation in December. Twenty percent of the revenue from each poster sold is designated for the […]

  • Door County Community Foundation Introduces Ellie Helm Foundation

    Door County Community Foundation announces the Ellie Helm Foundation – Giving with a Heart. Elizabeth “Ellie” Helm grew up in Fish Creek, a community that supported her and helped shape who she was to become – a lover of the outdoors, animals, kids and the elderly. She believed in touching the lives of everyone she […]

  • Holiday-Giving Opportunity Available for Northern Sky Constellation Campaign Donors

    With the end of the year fast approaching, Northern Sky Theater has announced a holiday-giving opportunity for donors making a contribution to its Constellation Campaign. In an effort to continue the strong momentum of Northern Sky’s Constellation Campaign to raise funds for a new Creative Campus in Fish Creek, the company is giving donors the […]

  • Door County Sheriff’s Department Introduces Newest Member of Team, K-9 Odinn

    The Door County Sheriff’s Department is pleased to announce the newest member of the Department, K-9 Odinn. Deputy Matt Tassoul, the lead officer in the department’s K-9 program, started a six-week training program in mid-September at a facility in New Mexico. Dep. Tassoul worked with a two-year-old German shepherd at the training facility before it […]

  • Exceptional Equestrians Hosts Christmas in the Barn Dec. 19

    Exceptional Equestrians will host Christmas in the Barn Dec. 19, 4:30 – 6:30 pm at their facility in De Pere. Santa is making a special a visit to Exceptional Equestrians for Christmas in the Barn. The holiday celebration is for children, teens and adults with special needs and their families to enjoy horse rides, refreshments, […]

  • Algoma Chamber, Youth Club Bring Back Caroling Tradition

    The Algoma Youth Club, Algoma Kindness Matters movement, and the Algoma Chamber have teamed up to bring back an Algoma community tradition that’s been lost throughout the years – caroling and celebration. All residents of Algoma are invited to the Youth Club on Dec. 20 for jingle bell bracelet making and a cookie exchange. Crews […]

  • Sevastopol Schools Invite Senior Citizens to Holiday Meal, Concert Dec. 20

    The School District of Sevastopol invites all Sevastopol Township senior citizens to an afternoon of musical enjoyment and good food Dec. 20 in the elementary gym. Sevastopol elementary students and fifth grade band will treat all to a concert beginning at noon. Following the concert, a grand holiday meal will be served at 1 pm […]

  • Lakeside Community Church Announces Christmas Service Times

    Christmas Eve services at Lakeside Community Church in Algoma will be 8:15 and 10 am. Children ages birth to 5th grade can experience programs designed just for them. The church will also celebrate communion with a Family Communion Service, just drop in anytime 4 – 5:30 pm. Lakeside Community Church is located just off Highway […]

  • Door County YMCA to Start LIVESTRONG Program for Cancer Survivors

    The Door County YMCA will begin offering LIVESTRONG, a research-based physical activity and well-being initiative that helps people affected by cancer reach their holistic health goals this coming January. The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program is available to cancer survivors in the Door County community and will be offered Jan. 2 – March 22 on […]

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Receives Green Bay Packers Foundation Grant

    The Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded a grant of $3,500 to Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers to support their Medical Equipment Loan Program through equipment upgrades and maintenance. In addition, the Door County Community Foundation has also awarded a grant of $2,200 to Neighbor to Neighbor, through the Ruth & Hartley Barker Memorial Fund, […]

  • UUF Announces $1,000 Scholarship for Senior Committed to Social Justice

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) is pleased to announce a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded to a Door County graduating senior who demonstrates an outstanding personal commitment to social justice. This scholarship opportunity is open to graduating seniors from Gibraltar, Sevastopol and Washington Island high schools, as well as Door County homeschooled […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Consider Your Constituents

    Dear Congressman, I am asking you to seriously consider your constituents as you work on this new tax bill. It appears to every average citizen that this tax bill is one that only satisfies your wealthy donors. There is really nothing in this awful piece of legislation that helps the average working person. This bill […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tears for My Democratic Party

    My eyes are saddened with the pompous, acrimonious performance by the Democrat senators who fell into line, like following the sheep with the bell around its neck, to condemn Senator Al Franken for those accusations of sexual harassment. Yes, it is bad what he did, with the photo as well, but with politicians seeking opportunities […]

  • DATCP Advises Consumers to Learn about Charities Before Donating

    Many consumers open their hearts and wallets during the holiday season, donating generously to charities. Unfortunately, the season of goodwill opens the market to scammers who use high-pressure pitches to gather funds through fake charities. Two state agencies ask consumers to do their research on charities before making a contribution this holiday season and to […]

  • State News: Dreamers, Asian Carp, Democrat Joins Governor Race

    Dairy Industry Wants Congress to Protect ‘Dreamers’ Members of Wisconsin’s dairy industry are joining immigration lawyers and faith leaders in calling for Congress to act on a program that protects young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, commonly referred to as “Dreamers.” Business groups helped kick off a nationwide campaign pushing for […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Dec. 13, 2017

    Crop prices (Dec. 13) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $2.88 -0.61 $2.89 Soybeans $8.88 -0.89 $9.47 Wheat $3.22 -0.93 $3.16 Oats $2.44 -0.2 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.89/bushel -0.60 New-Crop Corn $3.12/bushel -0.70 Wheat $3.25/bushel -0.90   Basis: The difference between the local […]

  • Ice Carvers Needed for Fire & Ice 2018

    Challenge yourself and express your creativity in an uncommon medium – ice. The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice carvers for the 2018 Fire and Ice Festival, Feb. 17. Ice carvers compete for cash prizes and begin carving at 9 am in various locations throughout Sturgeon Bay. A panel of […]

  • Stephanie Trenchard Included in “Breaking the Glass Ceiling”

    The art glass of Stephanie Trenchard of Popelka Trenchard Glass in Sturgeon Bay will be included in a group show at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pa., titled Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women in Glass, which runs Dec. 9 – Jan. 27. The exhibition will survey Trenchard’s work as well as the achievements of […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Dec. 15, 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? “Are you hungover or being introspective?” “I’m not drunk! This is just how I get around people.” “If you say ‘no’ all […]

  • Server of the Week: Dorothy Lindsey

    This issue we honor a woman most dear Server of the Week? Try Server of the Year! It’s our friend, Dorothy Lindsey, whose prose you have seen Our very own Server of the Week-writing queen.   In excited quips and clever rhyme, She honors service industry folk with whom she’s had a nice time. Postal […]

  • Framed: The Arrival of Santa

    In an arrival fit for the peninsula’s maritime culture, Santa Claus approaches the Door County Maritime Museum to greet families and hear wishlists on the tug John Purves earlier this month. Photo by Gary King.

  • TheLatehomecomer. door county reads 2018.

    Door County Reads 2018 Announces Book and Author

    Door County Reads 2018 will host an National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read author and book when residents of Door County are once again invited to read one book and get together to discuss the book and subject. Copies of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang will be available […]

  • Weather Wizard: The Art of Carving Deer

    Steam rolled around the cold hands that tightly gripped the skin that was being gently torn and peeled away from the flesh of the deer. The wispy steam swiftly faded into the cold, stale air of the garage. An hour ago I was perfectly content sitting on my floor next to a fire, sorting through […]

  • The Bestseller List: Dec. 15, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Uncommon Type, by Tom Hanks 2. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 3. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng 4. Future Home of the Living God, by Louise Erdrich 5. Artemis, by Andy Weir HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson 2. Grant, by Ron Chernow 3. Prairie Fires: […]

  • Crossroads Invites All to Participate in the Christmas Bird Count

    Again this year, Crossroads at Big Creek will participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count, a part of the Sturgeon Bay count, on Dec. 16. The public is invited to join in for part or all of the day. On Dec. 16 at 9:30 am or 1 pm, birding groups will leave the Collins Learning […]

  • Dates Announced for the 2018 Door County Short Film Fest

    The Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA) has announced that the ninth annual Door County Short Film Fest (DCSFF) will take place in the Sister Bay Village Hall on Feb. 16 & 17. On Friday night, the premiere of a locally produced film will kick off the festival, while on Saturday, short films from around the […]

  • It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Movies

    Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life became a beloved Christmas classic due to a clerical error that allowed the 1946 film’s 28-year copyright to expire in 1974, which meant the film fell into public domain, making it accessible to TV stations across the country for airing during the holidays. That clerical error turned out to […]

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 598

    By Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate I’d guess that many of us like old toys. As a boy I had a wind-up tin submarine that dove and surfaced, and a few years ago I saw one just like it in the window of an antique store, making me, of course, an antique. Here’s a poem […]

  • Trivia: Which group of individuals in England are credited with starting the Christmas tradition of kissing under the mistletoe?

    Question: Which group of individuals in England are credited with starting the Christmas tradition of kissing under the mistletoe? Answer: Servants

  • Questions & Artists: Pinhole Photographer W. Joseph Christiansen

    In November, the Cedarburg Art Museum unveiled its Iconic Wisconsin exhibit, a diverse collection of art inspired by the state’s landscape, culture and heritage. Fifty-six Midwestern artists created nearly 75 pieces for the exhibit. Among them were Door County artists Steve Stanger, Jim Rossol and W. Joseph Christiansen. Christiansen is a Maplewood artist and lifelong […]

  • Cheers!: A Misheard Lyric and Missed Flavor Means Nothing in the Larger Scheme of Things

    Holy snapping synapses, Batman! Thank you New Belgium Brewing for your Lips of Faith Series. I must admit the Tart Lychee did not call out to me at first, but when I finally picked up a bottle and had my first taste, I wished I had more. I wish I had it all…mwah..hah..hah! The tartness […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents Two Stories for their Holiday Show

    Rogue Theater will present two classic stories for the holiday season. A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, whose evocative prose takes his listeners back to a childhood Christmas in turn of the century Wales, when December was “white as Lapland,” and “mistletoe hung from the gas brackets in all the front parlors and […]

  • Rolf Olsen Photography at TAP Lobby Gallery

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the opening of Rolf Olsen’s art installation Elements. Olsen’s show runs now through Feb. 25. Patrons can view the show during the runs of Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Dec. 20 – Dec. 31) and TAP’s Winter Play Reading Festival (Feb. 16 – 25). The TAP Lobby Gallery hosts a rotating […]

  • Folk Alliance Hosts Holiday Barn Dance

    The Door County Folk Alliance is holding a barn dance Dec. 16, 7 – 9 pm at the Institute Saloon dance hall. Join the barn dance for a fun time and some great exercise. Some dancers have reported that they can put in three miles of steps in one night. Admission is free, but as […]

  • New Work from Chad Luberger

    Plum Bottom Pottery is excited to announce the arrival of new work from resident porcelain artist Chad Luberger to the gallery and online. Come in and see the latest bottle forms as well as a full collection of his classic ikebana. Been waiting for a Luberger mug? Now is the time to act – they […]

  • Hunt Quartet Performs at Two Winter Concerts

    Midsummer’s Music Ltd. presents the Hunt Quartet in two free winter concerts. The group will perform Dec. 15, 7 pm at Sister Bay Moravian Church, and Dec. 16, 3 pm at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay. The highly acclaimed group is the elite graduate string quartet for the Mead Witter School of […]

  • Base Camp Opens Dec. 17 for Small Forest Christmas Show

    Small Forest will hold their annual Base Camp Christmas Show Dec. 17 at 7 pm. Joining Jeanne Kuhns, Marybeth Mattson and Patrick Palmer of Small Forest is special guest George Sawyn. They will perform their favorite Christmas songs, including originals, sing-alongs and traditional and contemporary carols. Songs include “The Huron Carol,” an arrangement of “I […]

  • Manners Matter: Grieving During the Holidays

    Dear Mary Pat, I don’t feel like celebrating Christmas this year. I’m grieving the loss of my wife who passed only a few months ago. I know my kids want me to put on a happy face for my grandchildren, but I’m not sure I can pull it off. I’m not sure I even want […]

  • Ice Skating Available at Fitzgerald Park

    Ice skating will be available in Liberty Grove this winter at Fitzgerald Park off of Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay. Look for the rink beyond the driveway near a small house. The town highway crew maintains the small ice rink. The rink won’t be flooded until the temperatures are below freezing for a few […]

  • City Can’t Get Quorum to Select Granary Bid

    The City of Sturgeon Bay failed to reach a quorum at two special meetings Monday and Wednesday to vote on bids for dismantling the Granary on the west side waterfront. Alderwomen Barbara Allmann, Laurel Hauser and Kelly Catarozoli were absent from the first meeting Monday, Dec. 11. All three said they informed the city that […]