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Peninsula Pulse – Dec. 29, 2017-Jan. 5, 2018

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  • A Guide to New Year’s Celebrations in Door County

    We put it all in one place, all the live music, community celebrations, parades and plunges around the county on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Now get out and do it! New Year’s Eve Ski or snowshoe for free at Crossroads at Big Creek New Year’s Eve afternoon from 1 – 3:30 pm. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Supporting Children & Families

    The late summer and fall have seen a series of fundraisers to benefit the young children and families of Northern Door Children’s Center. First was our call out for help with increasing our scholarship dollars. This was followed by a Renard’s Cheese and Pizza Sale, a spaghetti dinner, our annual poinsettia sale, and during Thanksgiving […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Dec. 29 – Jan. 5

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 4 @ Oconto, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 5 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Girls Basketball Jan. 5 @ Gibraltar, 7:30 pm Wrestling Dec. 29 @ UW – Oshkosh, 9:30 am Jan. 4 vs. Kewaunee, 7 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR Boys Basketball Dec. 29 @ Sheboygan North, 7:30 pm Girls […]

  • Door to Nature: Cheerful Chickadees

    Few wild creatures that I have studied, observed and photographed during the past 50 years have prompted me to write about them as often as the black-capped chickadee. These friendly appearing, trusting, beady-eyed, acrobatic spitfires have become favorites of millions of people throughout our country and Canada. The states of Maine and Massachusetts have honored […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Save Our Democracy!

    It is a proven fact that Russian officials tampered with many forms of social media and meddled in our 2016 presidential election. The U.S. President does not seem to care that our national security is at risk as this hostile foreign government continues to infiltrate America. More and more investigations show Trump campaign officials were […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Not Here, Not Now, Not Ever

    Here comes the holidays again. That usually means more driving, shopping, cleaning and cooking. We expect to have our car start up in the cold, our credit accepted, and clean water to come out of our faucets. When any of these necessities are no longer available it will create pain, anxiety and havoc in our […]

  • Kitchens Optimistic About School Funding Panel

    When Rep. Joel Kitchens and Sen. Luther Olsen introduced the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding at a Madison press conference on Dec. 14, one of the questions they fielded is how will this effort be different from past attempts to create a more equitable school funding formula? “The difference is this time we have […]

  • Southern Door School Seeking Community Engagement

    The Southern Door Board of Education will appoint a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), which will help to address the board’s commitment of ongoing, meaningful engagement with the broader community. The purpose of the CAC is to improve the education of the students of the district by advising the Board of Education regarding educational and other […]

  • Letter to the Editor: They Should Be Ashamed

    The other day, I was watching the news on TV. A Congressional hearing was on and a Congressman was grilling the FBI Director, Christopher Wray, about the political affiliation of various staff members of the FBI. It reminded me of the Joseph McCarthy hearings in 1954. It made me think about the potential Gabriel Hearings […]

  • Names Released in Sturgeon Bay Police Rifle Discharge

    The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has released the name of the man arrested in the domestic disturbance call that resulted in a Door County deputy being hit by shrapnel from a rifle accidentally fired by a Sturgeon Bay police officer during a Dec. 18 domestic dispute call in Sturgeon Bay. The officers had responded to […]

  • State News: Hemp Farmers, John Doe, Traffic Deaths

    Barron County Farmers Pack Hemp Meeting Around 100 farmers interested in growing hemp as a cash crop gathered Dec. 20 in Barron County. Some say they’re considering planting test plots as early as next year, just months after lawmakers lifted a ban on the crop. The meeting room at the Barron County Government Center was […]

  • Letter to the Editor: I’ve Thad Enough

    Mayor Birmingham:  I must confess that I don’t really know you. I know who you are, of course, but I have no idea what you are like. Are you a good guy, a great family man, a helpful neighbor? If so, I have never seen that side of you in the months (make that years) […]

  • Help Protect Birch from Timber Thieves

    State officials are joining efforts with federal and tribal authorities to halt birch tree timber thefts threatening Wisconsin’s woodlands, a renewable resource that is important to the state’s economy, environment and culture. Increasing demand for birch products is putting the state’s birch trees at risk as illegal harvests continue on national, state, county and private […]

  • Reps in the News: Air Force F-35s Coming to Madison Airfield

    Congressman Mike Gallagher Rep. Gallagher released the following statement on President Trump’s new National Security Strategy:  “After nearly a decade of leading from behind, the new National Security Strategy is an important step forward in restoring American leadership. It’s clear-eyed about our friends and adversaries, and sets a long-overdue framework for strategic competition with states […]

  • Door-Tran Receives Transportation Funding for Seniors, Disabled

    Door-Tran is one of 52 agencies in the state that will receive funding to support transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities, per Gov. Walker’s announcement on Dec. 19. Pam Busch, Mobility Manager at Door-Tran, said, “Funding will support local mobility management efforts, volunteer transportation services and half-price travel voucher programs.” Based on the […]

  • Kewaunee County Board Seeks Additional Candidates

    The race for Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors is gaining momentum with 24 residents vying for a seat on the 2018-2020 board. Kewaunee County is seeking to fill 20 seats on its Board of Supervisors in the spring general election on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Thus far, all but two districts have a candidate and […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Dec. 29 – Jan. 4

    DOOR COUNTY Town of Gibraltar:  The Plan Commission meets at 7 pm Jan. 2. The town board meets at 7 pm Jan. 3. Town of Sturgeon Bay:  The town board meets at 7 pm Jan. 1. Village of Egg Harbor:  The Parks and Public Works Committee meets at 9 am Jan. 3. Village of Sister […]

  • Commentary: The Importance of Taking Inventory

    Although I have a long way to go for total enlightenment (heck, even partial enlightenment), my personal spiritual practice requires taking regular inventory of my actions and their consequences, my values and their manifestations in my life, and my motives behind what I do and say. And if that inventory process is honest and thorough, […]

  • Climate Corner: How Would We Survive Without Trees?

    by Katherine Krouse and Roy Thilly When we talk about mitigating climate change, people often assume taking action will be expensive and burdensome. Nothing could be less true when it comes to planting trees. The benefits of trees are many, in addition to taking the carbon dioxide that is warming our planet out of the […]

  • League of Women Voters Urging Candidate Forums

    The League of Women Voters of Door County urges any citizen or candidate interested in a forum for the spring election cycle to contact Shirley Senarighi or Bailey Koepsel at [email protected], or 920.743.1691 by Jan. 16 for primary elections and Jan. 30 for general elections. Any candidate, group or individual citizen can request a forum. […]

  • Snowy Winter Not a Tourism Driver

    An analysis of past room tax reports, sales tax revenue and weather data suggests that a snowy winter doesn’t mean much for winter tourism. About ten inches fell on the peninsula in December and skiers and snowshoers were quick to hit the trails with snowmobiles still waiting not far behind. But the busiest winter since […]

  • Apply for Youth and Educator Environmental Awards

    The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Up to two teachers from each of EPA’s 10 regions will be selected for the honor. The White House Council on Environmental […]

  • What is In the New Tax Bill?

    Some are finding the recently passed Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act laffable. Sorry, couldn’t help the play on the name of Arthur Laffer, the supply-side economist and developer of the Laffer Curve, whose theories inspired massive tax cuts during President Ronald Reagan’s first term in office. In short, supply-side economics maintains that lower taxes […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Better Angels

    For the past year the “powers that be” have been telling us that America is not great and that only they can make us “great” again. The way I see it, it’s just the opposite. They are the ones not so great. Somewhere along the way the people in charge have lost their moral compass […]

  • Local, Professional Sports Standings: Dec. 23

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Dec. 23   Girls Basketball Standings – Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record) Southern Door, 6-0 Kewaunee, 5-1 Gibraltar, 4-2 Peshtigo, 4-2 Algoma, 3-3 Oconto, 3-4 Green Bay N.E.W., 2-4 Sturgeon Bay, 1-6 Sevastopol, 0-6   Boys Basketball Standings – Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record) Southern Door, 5-0 Sturgeon Bay, […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Dec. 26 – Jan. 4

    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 26, 1873 An Attempted Robbery. ARREST OF A BOLD DESPERADO. Last night, a German who is known as “Capt. Iron Jack,” after several unsuccessful […]

  • County Prepares Move into New Senior Resource Center

    The Door County Senior Center has expanded and is now the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County. The ADRC is moving to its new facility in the completely renovated Door County Highway shop located next to the current center at 916 N. 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The new facility creates greater […]

  • Room Tax Collections Down 5.4 Percent in October

    October room tax collections were down 5.4 percent from 2016 levels, a sour turn in an otherwise exceptional year for collections in Door County. Occupancy rates were down as well, dropping 10 percent from 2016 levels in October. Total room tax collections for 2017 are still up 3.2 percent. October is one of three months […]

  • Record Number of Walleye Stocked

    A record 881,977 walleye were stocked in key Wisconsin waters this past year as state, private and tribal hatcheries continued to put Wisconsin Walleye Initiative funding to work for anglers, state fisheries officials said. The initiative has paid to upgrade state hatcheries and provided extra operating funds needed to keep fish on site longer and […]

  • 2017 in Pictures: A Glimpse of the Year in Door County

    From the tragic to the joyous, these images help to tell the story of Door County in 2017.   Related Articles Future of Sturgeon Bay Granary Building in Question County League Baseball: Sister Bay Alone in First County League Baseball: Sister Bay Rolls to 5 – 0 Start Shipwrecked Brew Pub Torn Down

  • Letter to the Editor: What About America’s Dairyland?

    Editor’s note:  In November, Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha, proposed a bill that a state art education association conduct a design contest for high school students to come up with a new state slogan and license plate. Wisconsin IS America’s Dairyland. We produce a lot of milk, butter and assorted dairy products. We produce more cheese, […]

  • Server of the Week: Susie Vania @ Door County Paper Boy

    Always cheery, always bright Susie Vania really knows how to serve people right!   Stop in at Walters on a Friday afternoon and you just might catch her smiling face delivering our Peninsula Pulse! Related Articles Servers of the Week: Nadeen DeFere & Amanda LaRoche of Avada Audiology and Hearing Care Server of the Week: […]

  • Dec. 29, 2017: Overheards & Obsessions

    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? “It’s my mission in life:  find the Nickelback of Korea.” “No, you cannot buy a squirrel.” “My sneeze sounds prettier than yours.” […]

  • Winter Art Camps at Turtle Ridge

    Come to Turtle Ridge and make a bag at one of their Art Camps. Art Camps are a great way to put your creativity into a beautiful leather bag or small item. There are many camps to choose from with variations in price, styles, colors and customizing. Here is the current schedule for Art Camps […]

  • Framed: Holiday Greetings From A National Guard Member

    Aaron Ritchie, a Fish Creek property owner and member of the Wisconsin Air National Guard, takes a moment to pose with the Peninsula Pulse while stationed overseas. Ritchie received a copy of the Pulse as part of a care package from his cousins this month. He said a trip to Door County is at the […]

  • Cheers! Heaven and Earth In a Single Peaty Bottle

    Recently I picked up two different beers from the Dutch brewer De Molen. One was produced in 2012 and is called Hemel & Aarde (Heaven & Earth), a 10 percent Imperial stout that suggests on the label that it be enjoyed within 25 years of its birth date. That would be 2037. I’ve never seen […]

  • James May Gallery Artists Inspired by Lake Michigan, 2016 Election

    James May Gallery opens their 2018 season of exhibits Jan. 5, 5:30 – 8 pm with a trio of artists. The artists are Jodi Hays, Lesley Wamsley and Craig Grabhorn. Inspired by place, and how one finds value in material objects as heirloom or product of tradition, Grabhorn works to develop a nostalgic perspective via […]

  • Winter Park. Kewaunee.

    Kewaunee’s Winter Park Announces Hours, Admission Prices

    It’s time to welcome skiers, snowboarders and snow tubers to the hills of Winter Park, N3751 Ransom Moore Lane, Kewaunee for the 2017-18 season. The park will be open Dec. 29 from 11 am – 4 pm for skiing/snowboarding and from 11 am – 5 pm for snow tubing. After Dec. 29, the regular hours […]

  • Crossroads at Big Creek Starts Free Ski, Snowshoe Program

    Snow conditions permitting, Crossroads at Big Creek will offer the Ski for Free program. During the school vacation they will lend ski equipment and snowshoes Thursday through Sunday, 1 – 3:30 pm. In January, whenever there’s enough snow to groom the trails and wind chills are not excessive, Ski for Free will be offered on […]

  • International Recognition for Baileys Harbor Photographers

    Baileys Harbor residents Steven and Arlene Stanger both have had images chosen for Black & White magazine’s 2018 single image contest issue now on newsstands. Steven’s image, “Final Journey,” was taken in a church in Aarhus, Denmark. Arlene’s image “Bulb” was taken in a museum in Aarhus, Denmark and “Sacharow” was taken in Berlin, Germany. […]

  • Take A New Year’s Day Plunge in Lake Michigan

    The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club is preparing to take their annual plunge into Lake Michigan for the 32nd time at noon on Jan. 1, 2018. For the past 31 years the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club has celebrated the New Year by going for an icy dip into Lake Michigan at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport along […]

  • Announcing the 2018 Hal Prize Contest

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper proudly presents the 2018 Hal Prize. Conducted annually since 1998, the mission of the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize is to encourage and appreciate artistic expression through various literary forms and photography. The contest has showcased works from individuals of all ages and backgrounds – novice writers and photographers to professionals. The […]

  • TheLatehomecomer. door county reads 2018.

    Door County Reads Programming Announced

    If it’s winter in Door County, it’s time for Door County Reads. The 2018 selection is The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang. Yang is a Hmong-American writer and The Latehomecomer is the winner of the 2009 Minnesota Book Awards in Creative Fiction/Memoir and Reader’s Choice, and a finalist for the PEN […]

  • Door County Yoga Starts New Year with Unlimited Yoga Special

    Door County Yoga will offer a promotion of $30 for 30 days of unlimited yoga classes. Come to the studio any day in January to start your 30 days. They offer more than 15 unique classes per week to suit all levels and abilities. Beginners are encouraged to come, as well as anyone looking to […]

  • The Bestseller List: Dec. 17, 2017

      HARDCOVER FICTION Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles Uncommon Type, by Tom Hanks Artemis, by Andy Weir Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders HARDCOVER NONFICTION Grant, by Ron Chernow Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose, by Joe Biden Leonardo da Vinci, by […]

  • ‘A Rogue Family Christmas’ on Stage Dec. 28-30

    The weather outside is frightful, but Rogue Theater is so delightful.  Rogue Theater revives their holiday show from 2015 with some new twists. A Rogue Family Christmas is a family classic featuring comedy skits, seasonal music, a little Lambeau fun, improv, and much more. Family-friendly entertainment and timely, just between Christmas and New Year’s when […]

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    Vocalists Tonic Sol-fa Perform in Sturgeon Bay Jan. 5

    On Jan. 5, 7 pm, award-winning vocal group Tonic Sol-fa will take the stage at the Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay. Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as one of the most in-demand vocal groups in the Midwest. The group has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, building their financial base […]

  • Obituary: Roland Bochek

    Roland R. Bochek, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Dec. 24, 2017 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.  He was born April 15, 1928 in Valmy to Rudolph and Anna (Arbter) Bochek.  He served in the U. S. Army during World War II.  On October 17, 1953 he married Alois Polecheck, she preceded him […]

  • Send-Off Concert for Grier’s International Blues Competition

    On Jan. 5 & 6, Cathy Grier will be at Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge for the “Road To Memphis” House Concert. Doors open at 7 pm and the concert starts at 7:30 pm. Winner of Paramount Music Association’s Blues Challenge as a solo artist, Grier prepares for the International Blues Competition in Memphis, Jan. […]

  • Obituary:  Lillian Mae Gauger

    Lillian Mae Gauger, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, died Dec. 21, 2017 at Door County Medical Center. She was born April 22, 1937 in Wausau, the daughter of the late Walter and Stella (Gorski) Stoltz. Lillian graduated from Wausau High School in 1955. On August 16, 1958, she was united in marriage to Ronald Edward Gauger […]

  • Photographer Len Villano’s Favorite Photos of 2017

                                      Related Articles Local Photographers Talk Inspiration Tips for Outdoor Amateur Photography Newport State Park: The Art of Backpacking With Your Camera Catching Up with ‘Photo Secessionist’ Steve Stanger

  • Strong Showing for Strivers Gymnastics

    The Strivers Gymnastics Team had a wonderful showing Dec. 16 – 17 at the “Tumble In the Tundra” Meet at the Greater Green Bay YMCA. Ten YMCAs from across Wisconsin competed. Individually placing in the top three for the Strivers Team were: Level 2 (Gymnasts compete in age categories 8 and younger, 9, 10 and […]

  • Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

    “I think I need to see it again.” My friend Paul Wanish of Ephraim soup infamy said this to me as we leaned on the bar at Trixie’s the other night. His thought about The Last Jedi is one I have heard corroborated from other Star Wars enthusiasts. An embarrassingly high number of my conversations […]

  • Rosenthal Retires after 24 Years as MAM Curator

    Deborah Rosenthal came to Door County in 1986, when her late husband, Cy, was hired by the county as a psychotherapist. She had bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fine arts, art history and museum studies and years of experience working in museums in Illinois, Arizona and South Dakota. Visiting the public library in Sturgeon Bay, […]

  • Door County Brewing Co. Founders Launch Hacienda Beer Co.

    On Feb. 3, 2018, Door County Brewing Company founders Danny McMahon (head brewer) and Ben McMahon (sales manager) as well as Allyce Mohs (operations manager) will launch a new brewing venture, Hacienda Beer Co. Located in Baileys Harbor, Hacienda will primarily focus on producing experimental hoppy ales and stouts as well as traditional and non-traditional […]

  • Pet Talk: The Cat’s Meow

    We all know cats meow, but did you know adult cats don’t meow to each other? They only meow to communicate with their human servant. People think of it as an absolute classic cat behavior, but it’s something they have learned to get our attention. Anybody who was ever been owned by a cat knows […]

  • Six-Foot-Tall Cherry Will Welcome New Year in Sister Bay

    On New Year’s Eve in Times Square, thousands will gather in the streets to witness the spectacle that has ushered in nearly every new year since 1908. The Times Square Ball, a geodesic sphere measuring 12 feet in diameter, weighing 11,875 pounds, and glowing with 32,256 Philips Luxeon LEDs, will descend 141 feet during the […]

  • Poem: ‘A Starry Night’

    No moon is there, the sky is clear, no moisture fogs the atmosphere. Starlight falls on soft white snow, to mark the path on which I go.   The night is cold, the air quite crisp, of wind in the cedars there’s not a wisp. Powdered in white is each limestone ledge, as I wend […]

  • N.E.W. Piano Guys Bring Dueling Performance to Sister Bay Dec. 31

    Dan Rafferty and Peter Hernet knew they were ready to start their own business as the N.E.W. Piano Guys, but weren’t sure if Northeast Wisconsin felt the same way. So far, the public reaction has been far beyond anything they could have imagined. Since officially beginning in July, the N.E.W. Piano Guys have been in […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Dec. 27, 2017

    Crop prices (Dec. 27) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $2.93 -0.61 $2.81 Soybeans $8.70 -0.88 $9.07 Wheat $3.32 -0.94 $3.16 Oats $2.45 -0.2 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.02/bushel -0.52 New-Crop Corn $3.17/bushel -0.70 Wheat $3.56/bushel -0.70   Basis: The difference between the local […]

  • Engineer Says 2013 Report on Granary Misinterpreted

    Mike Till, the structural engineer whose 2013 report has often been cited by those who want to raze the historic Granary building on Sturgeon Bay’s west waterfront, said his report has been misinterpreted. “I have an obligation as a structural engineer to warn public officials of unsafe conditions,” Till said. “And when I inspected the […]

  • 2018 Marks Final Frostbite Open at Red Putter Mini Golf

    The late Bob Yttri was always coming up with quirks to add to the fun at The Red Putter mini golf course in Ephraim. One of those, the Frostbite Open, will take place for the last time on New Year’s Day. Yttri, who died in April, was known for handing out prizes for low scores […]

  • Featured Pet: Breeze

    This is Breeze. She’s a six-year-old cat that can be a little nervous and shy when you first walk in, but if you give her some time, she would surely love your attention. Shelter life is doing this sweet girl no good – it seems to be stressing her out. She’s been at the Door […]

  • Obituary: Raymond F. Rutherford

    Raymond F. Rutherford, 89, of Fish Creek, died Dec. 20, 2017.  He was born in Denver, where he lived until age 18 when his family moved to Long Beach, Cali.  He attended Long Beach State College before entering the Army.  He served in Korea and Japan as a Company Clerk in support of combat operations. […]

  • Obituary: William Robert Small III

    William Robert Small III, 71, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Bill was born October 17, 1946 in Hancock, MI, the son of the late William Robert Small Jr. and Ruth Helen (Kotila) Small. He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1964 before attending Drake University in Des Moines, […]

  • Obituary: Carolyn Christine (Jorgenson) Koyen

    Carolyn Christine (Jorgenson) Koyen, 88, lifelong resident of Washington Island, went home to be with the Lord in Heaven and was reunited with her love in life, Alex, Wednesday morning, December 20, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. She was born on Washington Island on May 23, 1929, the daughter of William “Wally” Jorgenson and […]

  • Obituary: Kathleen Bergsland

    Kathleen Bergsland, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, died at the Skilled Nursing Facility on Dec. 19, 2017.  She was born Aug. 8, 1931 in Sturgeon Bay to William and Mary (Breider) Karas.  On May 13, 1961 she married George Bergsland.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1966. Kathy was a long-time employee of WDOR […]

  • YMCA Holds Info Sessions about Diabetes Prevention Program

    The Door County YMCA will host two additional information sessions regarding the Diabetes Prevention Program on Jan. 2 at 10 am and Jan. 4 at 5:15 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Program Center. If you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help […]

  • Hope United Church and UUF Co-sponsor ‘Race’ Mini-series Screening, Discussions

    Hope United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) are co-sponsoring a screening of the three-part PBS mini-series, Race: The Power of an Illusion. Each screening is preceded by a light supper of soup and bread, and will be followed by a thoughtful, civil and honest community dialogue about America’s […]

  • Door Way Gift Shop Proceeds Go to Hospital, Community

    The Door Way Gift Shop, located just off the main lobby of the Door County Medical Center, is filled with home accessories, jewelry, clothing and much more. The shop is operated by volunteers of the DCMC Auxiliary. All proceeds go back to the hospital and the community. The gift shop is open 8:30 am – […]

  • Doulagivers of Door County Continue Community Discussions Jan. 9

    Doulagivers of Door County’s discussions about death and dying continue Jan. 9 with “How Can I Ensure the Best End of Life Experience for Myself?” Held from 6 – 7:30 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library, the group will discuss how to ensure the best end of life experience for ourselves and family. Since this […]

  • Door County Association for Home and Community Education Sponsors Essential Oils Program

    Door County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) is sponsoring a program on Essential Oils. The program will be held Jan. 10, 2 – 3 pm in the Peninsula Room of the Government Center at 421 Nebraska St,. Sturgeon Bay. The presenter is Grace Petrina, a Young Living representative who will talk about the […]

  • Community Invited to Southern Door High School’s FAB Lab Workshop

    Learn “How to Make Just About Anything” during a 10-week workshop for the community at the Southern Door High School FAB & Innovation Lab. The workshop runs from 6 to 8 pm Wednesdays beginning Jan. 24 through March 28. The workshop is open to any adult who would like to learn how to use laser […]

  • Construction Continues at Sister Bay NWTC Site

    Construction is underway at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Learning and Innovation Center (LIC) in partnership with Nicolet National Bank in northern Door County. Crews are currently remodeling the 5,400-square-foot former Nicolet National Bank building located at 2438 S. Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay. NWTC purchased the building from Nicolet National last year. […]

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Receives Rib Fest Funding from Catholic Financial Life

    Catholic Financial Life – Chapter 180 – Maplewood presented Neighbor to Neighbor with supplemental funding for their Rib Fest event. The Chapter additionally supported the event through the donation of desserts and supplies and by providing volunteers for planning, set up, and at the event. Neighbor to Neighbor is a local nonprofit organization that provides […]

  • Bill Introduced to Address Teen Dating Violence in Wisconsin Legislature

    A bipartisan group of state legislators, including Rep. Melissa Sargent (D-Madison), Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon), Sen. Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) and Representative John Spiros (R-Marshfield), is hoping to help Wisconsin join the growing list of more than 20 states that have implemented dating violence curricula in schools and move the state toward a more comprehensive […]

  • Door County Public Health Department Holds Cholesterol Screenings Jan. 25

    The Door County Public Health Department will hold cholesterol screenings Jan. 25. Results include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, glucose and triglycerides. Fast for 12 hours before the test. The cost is $35. Screenings are by appointment only; call Katie at 920.74.2238 to schedule an appointment.  

  • Friends of Potawatomi State Park Raising Funds for Handicap Accessible Fishing Pier

    The Friends of Potawatomi State Park have met the $25,000 fundraising match put forth by a generous family. The Friends group is working to raise funds for the construction and installation of a new handicapped accessible fishing pier at the State Park. With the help of this matching gift, the Friends of Potawatomi State Park, […]

  • Nsight Telservices Accepts Scholarship Applications through March 15

    The online application for Nsight Telservices scholarships is now open. Nsight will award six $1,200 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in its service area. Applicants must attend high school in Niagara, Florence, Pulaski, Oconto, Oconto Falls, Two Rivers, Shawano, or Door County. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic record, potential to […]

  • Main Street Shops Are Staying Open for New Year’s Day

    The Main Street Shop complex (home to 19 specialty stores), located in the heart of Egg Harbor, is open throughout the holiday season, including New Year’s Day. Most of the specialty stores are open three-day weekends, while many are open seven days throughout the end of the year. The week between Christmas and New Year’s […]

  • Door County Economic Development Corporation Offers One-on-One Business Counseling

    Is your New Year’s resolution to improve, or start, a business? Schedule an appointment for a free, one-on-one business counseling session in Sturgeon Bay with a business counselor from the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay. Business counseling sessions are available for Jan. 4, 8:30 am – 5 pm. Chuck Brys, business […]

  • Door County Cooperative Members to Receive Stock Retirement Dividends

    Door County Cooperative began mailing nearly $200,000 to local residents as part of an aggressive stock retirement authorized by the board of directors. Many co-op members will receive a check for five percent of the total stock they have earned in the company. “This stock retirement represents our commitment to provide a strong cash return […]

  • LazyOne Leisurewear Store Celebrates 2nd Anniversary at Main Street Shops

    LazyOne Door County Leisurewear Store, located in the Main Street Shops in downtown Egg Harbor, is celebrating its second anniversary. For the past two years, this family store offers one-of-a-kind cotton leisurewear for everyone in the family, from newborns to grandparents. New product lines are offered always and the fashion-forward colors offered in the clothing […]

  • JR Vacation Rentals Add New Locations to Rental Offerings

    Pam Jorns, owner of JR Vacation Rentals, announced the addition of several new rental locations to their rental pool. Just north of Sturgeon Bay along a private road is Papa’s Bayside, open for guests starting in January 2018. The waterfront home sleeps 16 and is perfect for a large family getaway. With central air, breathtaking […]

  • Ice Rink Open Dec. 28, Broomball to Start Jan. 3

    The Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink will open for the season at noon, Thursday, Dec. 28 at the Sister Bay Sports Complex. The rink will be open for skating from noon – 8 pm through New Year’s Eve, and will also open at noon on New Year’s Day and stay open as long as […]