Peninsula Pulse – Dec. 30, 2016-Jan. 6, 2017

In this issue

  • Southern Door Wrestling Alumni Night Jan. 5

    Sights are set by the Southern Door High School Wrestling program as they welcome back all Eagle Alumni wrestlers on Thursday, Jan. 5. Alumni wrestlers simply need to sign in at the table as they enter the Eagle gym so they can be recognized at 6:40pm prior to the varsity match. Alumni Night Schedule 5:30 Middle […]

  • Nature Photography, Irish Folk Jam & More Weekend Plans

    It’s going to be a quiet weekend on the Door Peninsula but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do. Check out some local art or be inspired to make your own, get outdoors on skis or snowshoes, or catch the dancing talents of Door County’s little ballerinas. Friday, January 6 Lens-Based Art The James […]

  • Two-Week Closure of Michigan Street Bridge Begins Jan. 3

    The Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will close to vehicle and pedestrian traffic at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 3, and reopen Friday, Jan. 20. The daily closures are necessary to repair nine bridge beams damaged in a vehicle strike. The bridge will continue to open for marine traffic while repairs take place. Detour signs […]

  • Experts Weigh in On Kewaunee Biodigester

    With a $50,000 grant from the Public Service Commission, Kewaunee County issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) last year “to investigate the feasibility of the development of a community based approach to manure management and methane recapture.” The resulting study – called Project Phoenix – was issued on June 30. Dynamic Concepts of Waukesha conducted […]

  • Memphis on My Mind, Thanks to the DCA Winter Blues Fest

    Tourists stick out like sore thumbs in Memphis, stumbling around trying to read the Google maps on their telephones in the glare of the hot mid-South sun. “Welcome to Memphis,” someone inevitably calls out, just to buck them up. Thinking back on this year that is about to pass us by forever, it is easy […]

  • Scandia’s Partners in Compassion Campaign Nearing Goal

    It was a week before Christmas and the halls at Scandia Village were brimming with smiling faces and good cheer as Nicki Scharrig, director of Resource Development and Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator, gave a tour of the facility along with two dedicated volunteers and capital campaign committee members Terry Goode and Dave Callsen. While it […]

  • Run For A Cause Program Brings Funds, Publicity to Door County Charities

    As runners lace up for the 10th running of the Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k on May 6, 2017, at least a couple dozen will do it for more than the great route, beautiful scenery and health benefits that the event in Peninsula State Park has become known for. They will do […]

  • Volunteers Needed for LCAP Homeless Count

    Lakeshore Community Action Program (LCAP) is looking for volunteers to assist in conducting the semiannual Point-In-Time Street Count in Door & Kewaunee County regarding our homeless population. Volunteers are needed for the night of Jan. 25 and the early morning of Jan. 28. Volunteers can sign up together or as individuals who will be placed […]

  • Polar Bear Plunge Founder to Be Joined by Daughters

    J.R. Jarosh may have found a way to have his cake and eat it, too. At this year’s 31st annual Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge, participants are invited to come dressed in 1980s-themed costumes. Jarosh, the founder of the plunge, famously takes his annual New Year’s Day dip in a tuxedo. So he is considering coming […]

  • Cheese Maker Searches for Liquor License in Jacksonport

    After learning at its Dec. 19 meeting that the Town of Sevastopol wants $100,000 for one of its three reserve liquor licenses, Mike Brennenstuhl of Door Artisan Cheese went to the Town of Jacksonport meeting on Dec. 20 and said he would be interested in one of the three reserve licenses Jacksonport holds. Town Chair […]

  • Kitchens Announces Committee Appointments

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens received his Assembly committee appointments for the 2017-2018 legislative session. Kitchens will serve as chair of the Assembly Committee on Children & Families and will continue serving as the vice-chair of the Assembly Committee on Education. Kitchens will continue to serve as a member of the Assembly Committees on Agriculture, […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Plants and Feeders for Birds

      Just after Christmas every year I get some phone calls or meet someone who says, “I received a bird feeder as a gift and would like to know where I should put it.” I’m sure the answer I’ve given to some of them made them want to hit me over the head with their […]

  • Evacuation at Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort

    Forty-six guests were briefly evacuated from Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay the morning of Dec. 28, after a maintenance man inadvertently mixed a wrong combination of pool chemicals (chlorine pool shock and muriatic acid). The incident occurred at 7:45 am, and the residents were allowed back in after the air was cleared.

  • Shipping Activity in Green Bay Concludes Jan. 20

    The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that commercial shipping activity into the Port of Green Bay will conclude by Jan. 20. At that time, in conjunction with the Green Bay (Brown County) Port Director, the Coast Guard will signal the end of the local navigation season and close the southern portion of the bay to […]

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    Door County Triathlon Registration Opens Jan. 1

    Registration for the July 15-16, 2017, Door County Triathlon opens 12:01 am on New Year’s Day. The two-day event will once again feature a Sprint race on Saturday morning, a Kids’ Triathlon for children ages 6-14 on Saturday afternoon and a Half Iron race on Sunday. Register early – last year’s half iron sold out […]

  • County Deer Councils to Meet on CWD

    County Deer Advisory Councils will hold special meetings in January for the specific purpose of discussing recommendations for responding to chronic wasting disease (CWD) statewide and on a local level. The Door County council will meet from 7-9 pm on Jan. 10 at the Door County government building, 421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay. Each council […]

  • DNR Announces Changes for Lake Trout Limits

    Two separate measures regarding lake trout harvests in lakes Superior and Michigan gained approval by the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board on Dec. 14. The separate measures reflect the difference in lake trout abundance between the two Great Lakes. Next steps will involve stakeholder meetings in both regions. For Lake Michigan: The board approved a scope […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Dec. 19, 2016

    STANDINGS As of Dec. 19, 2016 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 16-2 Music Masters DJs, 15-3 Some Spike It Hot, 10-8 The P.E.S.T.S., 9-9 To Be Determined, 5-13 The Rads, 0-18   B League, W-L Red Room, 17-1 Econo Double Baggers, 13-4 Door County Coffee, 11-7 Bay Ship Sharks, 10-8 Peninsula Podiatry, 9-9 Institute […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Dec. 30, 2016 – Jan. 6, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 3 @ Gresham, 7:30 pm Jan. 6 vs. Southern Door, 7:30 pm  Girls Basketball Jan. 5 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Jan. 6 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm  Girls Basketball Jan. 3 vs. Southern Door, 7:30 pm Jan. 5 vs. Gresham, 7:30 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR Boys […]

  • Local Prep Sports Standings: Dec. 26, 2016

    Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT)  Kewaunee, 6-0, 7-1, 1.000 Southern Door, 5-1, 7-3, .833 Algoma, 4-2, 4-6, .667 Green Bay N.E.W., 3-3, 3-6, .500 Gibraltar, 2-3, 6-4, .400 Oconto, 2-4, 6-4, .333 Sturgeon Bay, 1-5, 1-9, .167 Sevastopol, 0-5, 1-7, .000   Boys Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: Dec. 22, 2016

      High Series: Leif Mickelson 643, Tyler Adams 638, Brett Anschutz 632   High Game: Leif Mickelson 235, Brett Anschutz 224, Tyler Adams 218   High Team Game: Sister Bay Bowl 886   High Team Series: Alexander’s 2,553

  • By the Numbers: Happy New Year!

      1 Orlando, Fla., is the most popular New Year’s Eve destination, followed by New York and Honolulu.   8 The percentage of Americans who are successful in their New Year’s resolutions.   20 Percentage of Americans who plan to spend the night at a friend’s house.   22 Percentage of Americans who admit to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Supporting Salvation Army

    The 2016 Salvation Army red kettle campaign in Door County has once again drawn to a successful close, due to incredible local community support. There are so many to thank for their compassionate contributions to this project. Tom Mulinix – who sets up all the equipment and picks up the money, the store managers at […]

  • Mineral Leases Denied in Boundary Waters

    The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture announced important steps to protect the watershed of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), a spectacular area in northeastern Minnesota comprised of more than a million acres of lakes and forests. Citing broad concerns from thousands of public comments and input about potential […]

  • Science Snippet: Migrants Showing Signs of PTSD

      Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not limited to servicemen returning from combat. It can affect civilians who experience psychological trauma, such as those who suffer chronic mental or physical abuse. Sad to say, many of the 1.2 million migrants fleeing to Europe to escape war and tyranny end up with mental problems. One German […]

  • Obituary: Susan A. Heinz

    Susan A. Heinz, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, was called home Tuesday morning, December 27, 2016, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born August 5, 1947 in Milwaukee the daughter of the late Chester and Alvina (Szymanski) Paprocki. Sue graduated from Notre Dame High School in Milwaukee class of 1965. For many years […]

  • Obituary: Lisel Edith Margarete Russell

    Lisel Edith Margarete Russell, 88, of Egg Harbor, WI, formerly of Michigan, passed away Christmas Eve morning, Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI. She was born October 24, 1928 in Kiel, Germany, the daughter of Otto Wilhelm Karl Schulz II and Edith Gertrud Josephine (Krahstöver) Schulz. During the […]

  • Obituary: Donald M. Petersilka, Sr.

    Donald M. Petersilka, Sr., 87, of the Town of Sevastopol, died Saturday, December 24, 2016 while at Golden Living Center-Dorchester in Sturgeon Bay where he had been residing the past month. He was born May 10, 1929 on the family farm in the Town of Sevastopol on Mathey Road, the son of Milton and Marie […]

  • Obituary: Donna M. Nelson

    Donna M. Nelson, 81, of Ellison Bay, died at Scandia Village in Sister Bay on Dec. 21, 2016. Born July 14, 1935, to Ellsworth and Adeline Sherman, Donna grew up in North Fond du Lac, WI, graduating from North Fond du Lac High School in 1954. She attended UW-Oshkosh from 1954-1956 where she met her husband, […]

  • Obituary: Bonnie Jean Knauf Warwick

    Bonnie Jean Knauf Warwick, 63, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully Monday night, December 19, 2016 in the comfort of her home with her family at her side. She was born January 13, 1953 in Rhinelander, the daughter of Kenneth Robert Wells and Ruth Jeanette (Carlson). Following her graduation from Rhinelander High School in 1971, she went […]

  • Obituary: Clare Miller Wood

    Clare Miller Wood, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Baileys Harbor, died Saturday, November 26, 2016 at her home. She was born May 28, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Whitely Lycan Miller and Dorothy (Augustine) Miller. Clare graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1954 and went on to study at the University of […]

  • Births: Dec. 21-23, 2016

      Katherine and James Gray, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on Dec. 23, 2016, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Laura and Kevin Roberts, Ishpeming, Mich. Paternal grandparents are Judith and James Gray, Ishpeming, Mich. Kimberly and Stephen Thomas, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter […]

  • Featured Pet: Bing

    This is Bing and, yes, he is named after the famous Bing Crosby. Since it’s the holiday season the only present he wants this year is a loving family to call his own. He is a sweet, energetic Lab mix with a raven-black coat and a patch of white on his chest. Bing is only […]

  • Piggly Wiggly Owners and Customers Give to Koinonia Kupboard

    The food pantry at Koinonia Kupboard in the First Baptist Church of Sister Bay got a much needed boost with a $4,200 donation from the customers and owners of the Piggly Wiggly store in Sister Bay last week when the owners, Tom (second from left) and Dan Nesbitt (second from right) and store manager Jay […]

  • Upcoming Red Cross Blood Drives in Algoma and Fish Creek

    As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets. These are upcoming blood drives happening in the area: Jan. 6, 9 am – 1 pm, Algoma Community Wellness Center, 1715 Division St., Algoma; Jan. 13, 12-5 pm, […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Troop 4300 Spread Holiday Cheer at Pine Crest Village

    The third year Cadette Girl Scouts from Sturgeon Bay Troop 4300 spread cheer around the holidays by visiting Pine Crest Village to sing carols and pass out treats and personal care items to the residents. The girls received red necklaces made by resident Arlene. This is the fifth year the girls sang for the residents. […]

  • Writers Sacred Sound Meditation Workshop at Nelson Healing Center

    Author and end-of-life consultant Marggie Hatala will lead “From the Heart to the Pen: Writers Sacred Sound Meditation Workshop” with Chris Zimonick, yoga teacher and sound massage therapist. The workshop will be held Jan. 7, 9 am – 12 pm, at Nelson Healing Center in Sturgeon Bay. Through guided meditation, writing techniques, the sacred sounds […]

  • Scandia Village and Rotary Club Partner to Send Goods to Madagascar

    On Dec. 9, several Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Door County North loaded a semi-truck full of electric beds to be shipped from Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay to Ohio and finally to Madagascar. Administrator Michele Notz had reached out to the Rotary group looking for a solution for the […]

  • Free Personality Program Offered at Door County Government Center

    The Door County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) will present “Personality: Who Am I Anyway” on Jan. 18 at 1 pm in the Peninsula Room of the Government Center. The program is free. Pre-registration is required by calling the Door County Extension Office at 920.746.2260 by Jan. 11. Understanding and appreciating personality differences […]

  • Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church Hosts Annual Lumberjack Supper

    This year’s annual Lumberjack Supper will be held Jan. 25, 4:30 – 7 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan St. This extremely popular not-for-profit event will once again serve all-you-can-eat corned beef, roast pork, cabbage, rutabagas, baked beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, applesauce, bread and butter, assorted pies, coffee and milk. The […]

  • Day-long Seminar at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help on Jan. 7

    Leisure and its relation to the virtue of hope will be the focus as Wyoming Catholic College holds a day-long seminar at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion. WCC President Glenn C. Arbery and faculty members will conduct the seminar on Jan. 7. The seminar includes short readings from Josef […]

  • Northern Door Children’s Center Introduces ‘Change a Child Forever’ Campaign

    Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) recently introduced the campaign, “Change a Child Forever: Support Excellent Early Childhood Education.” Represented by a gold ribbon, the campaign is designed to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality early care and education programs in the healthy development of young children. According to Executive Director Cindy Trinkner-Peot, recent winner […]

  • David Skidmore Named Editor of ‘The Historiographer’

    Following a national search, David Skidmore has been selected to serve as editor of The Historiographer, a joint publication of the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists (NEHA) and the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC). Skidmore is a self-employed communication consultant living in Door County and was formerly director of communication for the Episcopal […]

  • Manners Matter: Thank You Notes Are Not Old Fashioned

      Dear Mary Pat, I have a large family and I give/send gifts to nearly everyone, including my 19 nieces and nephews. It takes me a good amount of time to plan my gift list, purchase the gifts, wrap them, and send them for the ones who live out of town. While we were all […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Market Predictions for 2017

      After the typical short-term holiday boost in stock markets, the New Year marks another watershed moment in the momentum of the stock market. Despite one of the worst stock market starts at the beginning of 2016, the end of the year has brought market highs with the Dow approaching 20,000 and a cautious optimism […]

  • Trivia: Which European Monarch Was Buried in America?

    Question: Who has been the only European monarch buried on American soil? Answer: Yugoslavia’s last king, Peter II Karadjordjevic, who died in the United States in 1970 and in 2013, was taken for re-burial in Serbia.

  • Server of the Week: Dustin Bronstad

      Meet Dustin, this week’s server extraordinaire Ready to serve you some tasty Chives fare He’ll pour you a drink, help cater your party too Is there anything this longtime server can’t do?   His work at Chives he calls a “strange addiction,” Those he serves are grateful for this conviction He shares that love […]

  • Cheers!: Liquid Fudge and Coconut

    Inexplicably, while walking in gale force winds and extremity-freezing cold to buy groceries, I had a nice, soft beer on my mind. I was actually thinking of the Belgian ale Duvel. After a long day at work and then walking in these extreme conditions, I had developed a major thirst, and I know Duvel can […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Dec. 30, 2016

    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?   “How did the mice even get up the pole? Are they strippers?”   “Looks like a dog toy holocaust down there!” […]

  • Framed: Len Villano

    Len on the other side of the lens! Peninsula Pulse photo director Len Villano during The Ridges’ Natural Christmas on Dec. 10. Photo by Ed Miller.

  • Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

    The year 2016 proved to be an exhausting time for the American electorate, but it was a good year for fans of Harry Potter and his magical world. On July 30 a play titled Harry Potter and the Cursed Child opened in London. This play is unusual in that it does not stand alone; it […]

  • Painting with a Thousand Beads

    When the light catches Stella Rogers’ night sky painting just right, the framed image comes alive like the best Door County night sky. Clouds sweep through a moonlit night and thousands of luminous stars sprinkle the dark sky, but unlike the true celestial delights visible only in darkness, Rogers’ creations are a permanent and spectacular […]

  • Songs for Friends: Souther’s New Album Supports Global Humanity Work

    The last time I talked with Sturgeon Bay cellist Kim Souther, in the spring of 2015, things were going just a little fast for the classical cellist-turned-world musician. She was coming off the release of her debut album Missing You and preparing for her attendance at the highly regarded Silkroad Global Musician Workshop with cellists […]

  • The Best Ways to Celebrate New Year’s Day in Door County

    It’s enough to usher in a New Year with champagne and a kiss at midnight but if you are spending the first day of 2017 in Door County, why not kick it off in a way you only can on the peninsula? Take the Plunge Jolt yourself into 2017 with a noontime Jan. 1 dip […]

  • Eagle and Osprey Numbers Continue to Climb

    Good news for Wisconsin’s bald eagles and the people who love to watch them: a record number of occupied nests were observed in spring surveys, signifying the state’s largest population since surveys started in the 1970s, according to the 2016 Bald Eagle and Osprey Survey Report. The survey results continue to document the raptors’ comeback […]

  • Maritime Museum Holds Successfull Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle Event

    Highlighted by one of its largest turnouts in its five-year history, Door County Maritime Museum’s Merry-Time Festival of Trees Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle event was another huge success. The event held on Dec. 13 serves as the culmination for the month-long Merry-Time Festival in which the Sturgeon Bay museum is filled with trees and […]

  • SBVC Announces Moo-La-La and Christmas by the Bay Holiday Parade Winners

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) is sharing the spirit of the season and gave away $1,000 to one lucky person in the Moo-La-La Giveaway. The annual Christmas By The Bay holiday parade kicked off celebrations on Nov. 19, with a total of 31 festive entries. The 2016 award-winning parade entries are: St. John Bosco […]

  • Nicolet National Bank to Hold Retirement Open House for Larry Gajda

    The community is invited to a Retirement Open House for Larry Gajda at the Nicolet National Bank Washington Island Branch on Dec. 30, 1 – 3 pm, at the Sister Bay Branch, 9477 S. Bay Shore Drive, on Jan. 5, 1 – 4 pm, with cake, coffee and conversation. After a quarter of a century […]

  • Julie’s Upscale Resale Moves to Sister Bay, Reopening March 2017

    Julie Diltz, owner of Julie’s Upscale Resale, has purchased a new building on Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay from Linda and Kerry Moore. Renovations are nearly complete, and Julie’s will re-open in early March of 2017. Julie closed her leased store at Townline Road and Hwy. 42 in Ephraim after Thanksgiving and moved in […]

  • Dairy Business Association Invests in Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center

    The Dairy Business Association (DBA) is generously supporting the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center by investing $50,000 in the Create. Educate. Cultivate. capital campaign to build this new educational and agritourism destination. A key educational theme within the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center will focus on Wisconsin as America’s Dairyland. Within its hands-on learning experiences, the center […]

  • Door County Brewing Co. Introduces an American IPA, Pallet Jack Cruiser

    Door County Brewing Company expands distribution to Indiana on Jan. 1, after signing distribution agreements with Craftroads Beverage. Door County Brewing Co. began its distribution in Wisconsin in 2013, expanding to Minnesota in 2015, Illinois in 2016 and now Indiana. “We are excited to partner with a distributor whose only focus is on craft beer,” […]

  • Shreepad Joglekar in Solo Show at James May Gallery

      James May Gallery presents Shreepad Joglekar, Solo Exhibition with an opening reception on Jan. 6, 5:30 – 8 pm. The exhibition runs from Jan. 5 to Feb. 27. The artist will be in attendance at the opening to answer questions and local refreshments provided by von Stiehl Winery and Renard’s Cheese. Join in welcoming […]

  • Diamonds and Druzy Show at Plum Bottom Gallery Dec. 30 & 31

    Add some sparkle to your new year at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery’s last art opening of the season, Art Show 12: Diamonds and Druzy, Dec. 30 & 31, 10 am to 4 pm. Come to the gallery to see the latest collection of druzy quartz jewelry from Aimee Rivka. Each piece is hand crocheted […]

  • Martinez Studio On the Road this Winter

    For the winter, Sandra and Wence Martinez, of Martinez Studio in Jacksonport, will head out west for some winter artwork retreats, including artist talks and pop-up shows. Sandra and Wence commented, “Door County is our little piece of heaven and our loving base here makes the travel possible and celebratory. We look forward to sharing […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Seeks Bench Artists

    Looking for an art project this winter? Are your artistic skills above average? Want to make some money? The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) invites you to create a bench – decorate, improve upon, or free-form – that will be displayed on city streets from mid-May leading up to the live auction at Harvest Festival […]

  • New Painting from Judi Ekholm

    “Wild and Free” is the latest oil painting on linen by Judi Ekholm. The new painting is available for purchase. To see her latest paintings, visit  

  • Smartphone Photography Workshop at Hillside Inn

    Hillside Inn of Ephraim will hold Smartphone Photography Workshops on Jan. 21, 9-11:30 am and 1:30 – 4 pm. Smartphones have revolutionized the way people communicate and take photos, but few people know how to use these powerful cameras to their best potential. Chicago meteorologist and professional photographer Mike Caplan will share his knowledge behind […]

  • Series Lineup for 2017 Celebrate Community Winter Concert Series

    Starting Jan. 6, 2017 Door County Medical Center (DCMC) will feature a broad range of musical concerts open to the public at the Door County Fire Company in their Celebrate Community Winter Concert Series. The series features some of the best blues, jazz, folk and alternative music from national touring artists. All proceeds will go […]

  • Molly Tuttle Band Plays Bluegrass at White Gull Inn

    The Molly Tuttle Band will perform at 8 pm on Jan. 11 at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek. A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award-winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly Tuttle has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. She began performing on stage when she was 11, and recorded her […]

  • Auditions Set for Jan. 14 for StageKids’ One-Act Play Festival

    StageKids Theatre, the educational outreach program of the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces auditions for its spring production: StageKids’ One-Act Play Festival. Auditions are set for Jan. 14 at 11 am. The fest includes the following one-act plays: “Hello Out There” by William Saroyan, “Adaptation” by Elaine May, “Sure Thing” by David Ives, and “The […]

  • Seven-week Somatics Class Soon Begins at Lori’s Spa Essence

    Lori Strantz, owner of Lori’s Spa Essence in Fish Creek, is offering a new seven-week somatics class series. Strantz is a Clinical Somatic Educator and Licensed Massage Therapist, and specializes in helping people to relieve chronic muscular pain and regain freedom of movement. Somatic movement classes teach you how to relieve and prevent pain in […]

  • Savory Spoon Cooking School Hosts Culinary Trip to Basquelandia Region

    Join Janice Thomas of Savory Spoon Cooking School on a culinary trip to the Basquelandia Region of Spain and France. She is taking a group to Basque country from May 24 – 31, 2017. Basque cooking enjoys a reputation for being one of the best cuisines in the world. Indulge in Basque charcuterie, farmstead sheep’s […]

  • Celebrate the New Year at Sister Bay’s Fireworks Extravaganza

    Celebrate the New Year with Sister Bay’s annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks Extravaganza. This family-oriented event will be bigger and better than ever and is the perfect family-friendly activity. There is no better way to bring in 2017 than to watch northern Door County’s only New Year’s Eve fireworks display and party in Sister Bay. […]

  • Ski for Free at Crossroads…If There’s Enough Snow

    Ski trails at the Crossroads at Big Creek Preserve will be groomed whenever snow is adequate and, where possible, the multi-use trails will be packed. Trails at The Cove and the Ida Bay preserve are open, but will not be groomed nor will the parking areas be plowed. Beginning this week, Ski for Free will […]

  • Bestseller List: Dec. 18, 2016

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman 3. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen 4. The Sellout, by Paul Beatty 5. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow 2. […]

  • Maritime Museum Speaker Series Resumes Jan. 5 with Selvick Tugs

    The Door County Maritime Museum’s popular Maritime Speaker Series resumes after the holidays on Thursday, Jan. 5 with a presentation by Steve Selvick delving into the history of the Selvick Marine Towing Company. As with all the programs in the series, the presentation will be held at the museum in Sturgeon Bay beginning at 7 pm. Admission […]

  • DNR Seeks More Input on Whitefish

    To address concerns expressed by stakeholders during initial meetings on the commercial and recreational management of Lake Michigan whitefish, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will host a round of meetings the second week of January to find areas of agreement through which a sustainable harvest framework can be developed. David Boyarski, DNR eastern district […]