Peninsula Pulse – December 4 – 11, 2015

In this issue

  • Night Hike, Mobsters in Milwaukee, Tree Lighting & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend, take a break from the stress of the holidays to enjoy a hike under the night sky, classic holiday tunes, an author presentation or folk music by Door County singer Katie Dahl.

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Dec. 4, 2015

    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?   “I only bend over for chocolate.”   “‘Grow up?’ I’m seven!”   “Would you rather I fork you to death or […]

  • “Cowspiracy” Screened at GNG Café

    The season of Dinner and a Movie Nights at the Greens N Grains (GNG) Café begins Dec. 10 with a screening of Cowspiracy. Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world’s leading environmental […]

  • Write On Receives Sustainability Grant to Support Intergenerational Writing Workshops

    The Door County Community Foundation has awarded Write On, Door County a Sustainability Grant from the Arts Fund.

  • Obituary: Alan S. Betts

    Alan S. Betts, 72, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center.

  • Obituary: Paul J. Goetz

    Paul J. Goetz, 64, of Sturgeon Bay, in the Town of Nasewaupee, died November 23, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center emergency room.

  • Manners Matter: Dec. 4, 2015

    Dear Mary Pat, My brother’s best friend got married six months ago. I’ve known “Joe” for more than 25 years now. Joe and his fiancée were on a very tight budget and when they asked me to make their wedding cake to help save on cost, I was happy to do it. I’ve been baking […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Dec. 4, 2015

      STANDINGS As of Nov. 30, 2015 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 12-0 Music Masters DJs, 8-4 Bayshore Powerballers, 6-6 Bay Area Transplant, 4-8 YMCA, 0-12   B League, W-L Red Room, 15-0 Renard’s Cheese, 11-4 Brick Lot, 9-6 Para Tran, 9-6 Hatco, 7-8 Whiskepedia, 4-11 Econo Double Baggers, 3-12 Peninsula Podiatry, 3-12   […]

  • Science Snippet: Archer Fish

      One of several animals that survive by calculating distance and direction is the Archer fish (genus Toxotes). These small fish live in Thailand and Southeast Asia. They spend their time just beneath the water’s surface looking up for insects perched on overlying vegetation. When a fish sees an insect, it corrects for the visual […]

  • Meet Door County Sled Dogs at Sunshine House Open House

    Join Sunshine House Inc. on Dec. 10, 4 – 7 pm, for their annual Holiday Open House. Enjoy a tree lighting ceremony at 5 pm followed by a visit from the Door County Sled Dogs from 5 – 6:30 pm. Take a tour of the Sunshine House facility and learn about their rich history and […]

  • Governor Scott Walker

    Reps in the News: Dec. 4 – 10

    The latest news and notes from our state and national representatives.

  • MDCMC Skilled Nursing Facility Brings Holiday Spirit to Residents

    Throughout December, the social aspect of the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) hits a new level with the facility’s Secret Santa program.

  • PenArt Calls Artists to Wonderland

    Creative adventure awaits all artists of any media in the Artists in Wonderland exhibition, to be held Jan. 9-23 at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. Artists of every skill level are invited to submit both 2-D and 3-D work not larger than 8” in any dimension − including framing or other display needs […]

  • SBVC Announces Christmas by the Bay Parade Winners

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center hosted its annual Christmas by the Bay holiday parade in Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 21, with a total of 38 entries. This year’s award-winning entries are as follows: Best Nonprofit Entry – Girl Scouts of Door County; Best Christmas-themed Entry – St. John Bosco Catholic School; Best Business Entry – […]

  • Door County Secret Santa’s Trivia Night at JJ’s Dec. 7

    J.J.’s La Puerta in Sister Bay will host Door County Secret Santa Trivia Night Dec. 7 at 6 pm.

  • Sail AnyWay Featured in Latest “Discover Wisconsin” Episode

    Sail Anyway of Egg Harbor will be featured in a special episode of Discover Wisconsin, airing Dec. 5-6 across the Midwest, the subject of accessibility takes center stage.

  • Obituary: Geraldine B. Petty

    Geraldine B. Petty passed away in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, on Thursday, November 26, 2015, where she had been living for the past six months.

  • Cheers!: A Portly Barleywine

    My eyes almost popped out of my head when I saw another variety of J.W. Lees’ Harvest Ale on the shelves of my local. Not long ago I mentioned two 2013 vintage Harvest Ales – one aged in Calvados casks (liquid candy) and another aged in peaty Scotch casks (Robitussin DM and iodine). This latest […]

  • Barb Kenyon Shows Paintings at UU Gallery in December

    After 38 years as a graphic artist, Barb Kenyon retired in Door County to enjoy painting for herself. To improve her technique, she studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and participated in workshops conducted by well-known artists such as Phil Austin, Shapiro, Joe Fettingis, Tom Lynch, Emmett Johns and Rob Williams. Her […]

  • Municipal News: Dec. 4 – 10

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committees meet at 4 pm on Dec. 8. County of Door: The Human Service Board meets at 8:30 am on Dec. 8. The Ag & Extension Committee meets at 8:30 am on Dec. 9. The Communication Advisory Technical Subcommittee meets at 9 am on Dec. 9. The […]

  • Reader Poll: What is the most interesting thing you’ve ever found at a thrift store?

    “A collection of old comic books. We didn’t know any better and priced them at 10 cents each. A woman came in and bought the whole stack. One was an original comic book that was worth over $2,500. There were a bunch that were worth over a thousand dollars.” ~ Doug Van Vorous, Bargains Unlimited […]

  • Great Northern Hosts Christmas Open House

    Join Great Northern by Design in celebrating the season at their annual Christmas Open House on Dec. 5, 10 am – 5 pm. Festivities include hot apple cider and cookies. Everything in the shop is on sale for gift giving. Selections include many small items that make perfect hostess gifts as well as larger items […]

  • TAP Announces 2016 Season

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) recently announced its 2016 Winter/Spring Season. From March 3 – 20, TAP brings The Amish Project to the stage, directed by James Valcq and featuring Katherine Duffy. The Amish Project is a stirring tribute to the strength of community and the power of forgiveness. The Amish Project is a devastating and […]

  • Pen Players Introduces Exciting Mix for 2016 Lineup

    The 2016 season of Peninsula Players Theatre offers an exciting mix of productions, including a gentle comedy, a thrilling whodunit, a lively pop-rock musical, an engaging new drama, and a wildly comic spy thriller. The 81st season opens June 14 with Chapatti, a late-in-life romance by Christian O’Reilly running through July 3. Unexpected sparks fly […]

  • Schoolhouse Cheese Shop Continues Perfect Pairings

    Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese in Egg Harbor has been hosting a series of cheese pairing events in a series titled “Perfect Pairings.”

  • “Piano Teaching in the 21st Century” Seminar at Björklunden

    From Aug. 28 – Sept. 2, 2016, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering the seminar “Piano Teaching in the 21st Century” with Lawrence University Conservatory piano department members Catherine Kautsky, Michael Mizrahi and Anthony Padilla. This special seminar is intended for pianists and piano teachers and will take place at Björklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys […]

  • Making Waves: Northern Door YMCA Swimmers

    Northern Door YMCA Swimmers For both the swimmers and parents, it is a serious commitment to live north of Sturgeon Bay and be an active part of the DCY SWIM team. A small group of swimmers on the team practice at the Northern Door YMCA consisting of Dolphins, Juniors and Junior Elite swimmers. Practice on […]

  • Questions & Artists: Bob Beck

    This interview is with Bob Beck, an accomplished Manitowoc, Wisconsin artist. This year Bob was an invited artist to the Door County Plein Air Festival and although I missed seeing him paint, seeing his name and examples of work on the festival website reminded me of a cold fall morning in 2011. Both Bob and […]

  • State Producers Awarded Grants

    Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary Vernita F. Dore recently highlighted the importance of rural entrepreneurs to the U.S. economy and announced that USDA is investing nearly $34 million to help 258 businesses nationwide. The funding comes from USDA Rural Development’s Value-Added Producer Grant program (VAPG). “This funding will enable farmers and ranchers to develop new […]

  • Phil Hansotia to Share Travel Poetry at Next Dickinson Poetry Reading

    Phil Hansotia will share his travel poetry as the Dickinson featured reader on Dec. 9, 7 pm, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in north Ephraim. Hansotia, a neurologist who retired from the Marshfield Clinic, moved to Door County in April 2004. He and his wife Marilyn thoroughly enjoy life and the community of […]

  • TAP Receives 29 Broadway World Milwaukee Theatre Award Nominations

    Nominations for the 2015 Broadway World Milwaukee Theatre Awards were announced Nov. 20. Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) received 29 nominations in the categories of Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Play, Best Musical, Best Set Design, Best Costume Design, Best Direction and Theatre of the Year. The following are 2015 TAP nominees: BEST ACTOR IN A […]

  • The Bestseller List: Dec. 4, 2015

      TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. The Martian, by Andy Weir 3. A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James 4. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante 5. Lila, by Marilynne Robinson   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown 2. […]

  • County Welcomes Seven New Tourism Ambassadors

    Seven individuals completed the Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Program offered through the Door County Visitor Bureau on Nov. 5.

  • Sourced Gears Up for the Holidays

    The local artists and artisans who are part of the collaborative maker community at Sourced have been busy creating pieces for gift-giving. Photographer Kelly Avenson-Goettelman has a new passion – creating metal art. Stop by to see her colorful torch-cut copper creations, her most popular ones are in the shape of hearts and states. Order […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Presents Two Free Winter Concerts

    Midsummer’s Music Festival presents two free winter concerts featuring Madison Bach Musicians and Sevastopol School madrigal singers. The two concerts will be held Dec. 18 at 7:30 pm at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek, and Dec. 19 at 3 pm at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay. Both performances are […]

  • Bill Seeks to Adjust Sweeping Shoreland Zoning Changes

    A number of lakes organizations and counties have adopted resolutions asking for repeal of the shoreland zoning changes,

  • High School Winter Athletics: Dec. 4, 2015

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Dec. 4 @ St. Lawrence Seminary, 7:30 pm Dec. 5 vs. Green Bay West, 7:30 pm Dec. 7 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Dec. 10 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Dec. 11 @ Kohler, TBD Girls Basketball Dec. 4 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Dec. 8 @ Oconto, 7:30 pm Dec. 11 @ […]

  • Maritime Museum to Host Largest Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle

    In a countywide celebration of the holidays, the Door County Maritime Museum’s Merry-Time Festival of Trees culminates on Dec. 8 with the largest ever Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle event. Join the festivities, a heavy hors d’oeuvres buffet, a new and energetic live auction, a themed gift basket silent auction, and the Merry-Time Festival of […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Dec. 4, 2015

    Crop prices (Nov. 30) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price Basis Soybeans $8.13/bushel -0.60 Wheat (SRW) $4.06/bushel -0.60 New-Crop Wheat (SRW) $4.20/bushel -0.71   Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.24/bushel -0.35   Basis: The difference between the local cash price for a commodity and the Chicago cash price (where the […]

  • The Power of Now!

    Every single album in the main series of Now That’s What I Call Music! has reached the top 10 in the Billboard 200 charts.

  • Sevastopol Girls Basketball Preview

    By Justin Skiba The Sevastopol girls basketball season is underway and the Pioneers are looking to further improve on the success they had during the 2014-15 season. The Pioneers finished 2-12 in conference play, but managed a 7-2 non-conference record to bring their overall record to 9-14. Second-year coach Dan Judas hopes to see continued […]

  • Brunch with Santa at Corpus Christi Catholic Church

    The Sturgeon Bay Lions Club invites everyone to their all-you-can-eat “Brunch With Santa” at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church Social Hall on Dec. 6, 8 am – noon. Visit with Santa from 9 to 11 am. The cost is $8 adult ($9 at the door) and $4 children (3-10). To order tickets in advance call […]

  • Holiday Teas Once Again Offered at Inn at Cedar Crossing

    Celebrate friendships, family and the joy of conversation with an afternoon of refreshments and holiday cheer. Inn at Cedar Crossing will host the popular Holiday Teas on Sundays in December. Teas will be held in the festive B&B lobby where guests will enjoy beverages as well as sweet and savory treats. The tea menu includes […]

  • “Money for Food” Classes Offered at Door County Job Center

    The UW Extension Nutrition & Education Program, together with the Door County Job Center and Forward Service Corporation, now offers “Money for Food” classes. The following are the dates for the class sessions: Fall Session – Dec. 7, 14 & 21; Winter Session – Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22; Spring Session – April 4, […]

  • Births: Dec. 5, 2015

    Francisca Perez Mejia and Gabriel Garcia, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on Nov. 25, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Soledad Majia and Urbano Perez, Mexico. Paternal grandparents are Elvia Jauregui and Herminio Garcia, Sturgeon Bay.   Abigayl Pleau and Charles Marienthal, Sturgeon Bay, are […]

  • Book Review: ‘Just Mercy’

    Bryan Stevenson’s book Just Mercy is both a memoir detailing the author’s experience as a lawyer and an indictment of the failings of the justice system in this country. As a college student the author had studied philosophy, but during his senior year realized that “no one would pay me to philosophize when I graduated.” […]

  • The Special Consensus Returns to White Gull for Winter Concert Series

    The Grammy-nominated bluegrass band Special Consensus, performing at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wednesday, Dec. 9, has added a second performance on Thursday, Dec. 10, according to Innkeeper Andy Coulson. The first concert has been sold out for over a month with a lengthy waiting list, Coulson said. Formed in the Chicago […]

  • Obituary: Ronald Karl Richardt

    Ronald Karl Richardt, 71, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday evening, November 26, 2015, at Anna’s Healthcare surrounded by his loving family.

  • Artists Guild Boasts Latest Master Certified Picture Framer

    Janine Buechner, custom framer at Artists Guild LLC in Sturgeon Bay, was recently named a Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF) by the Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA). The title is the most prestigious professional credential in the international framing community. After rigorous testing at a third-party site, recipients are judged to demonstrate an expert skill […]

  • Washington Island Matching Challenge Funds Closes In On Its Goal

    As of Oct. 31, the Washington Island Matching Challenge fund was 89 percent of the way to its $200,000 goal and the Washington Island Foundation, Inc. (the REC) had virtually attained 100 percent of its $100,000 goal.

  • Be A Ski-for-Free Volunteer

    Free volunteer training for this winter’s Ski-for-Free program will be held Dec. 8, 6 – 7 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Preserve, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay. Hands-on volunteer training will be provided to teach volunteers how to assist new skiers who visit Crossroads to borrow skis and snowshoes for use on Crossroad’s […]

  • Roy Lukes: Native Squirrels – the Tree Planters

    iI is early December and nature’s tree planters are still hard at work.

  • Obituary: Bernice L. Hartl

    Bernice L. Hartl, 98, of Sturgeon Bay, died November 24, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. She was born June 6, 1917, in Antigo to the late Frank and Carrie (Place) Ingalls. On October 15, 1936, she married Frank Henry Hartl at St. Mary Catholic Church in Antigo. Frank preceded her in death on February […]

  • Trivia: Dec. 4, 2015

    This week’s question: How tall was the largest recorded snowman ever built? Answer: In next week’s issue.   Last week’s question: What are auroras in the southern hemisphere called? Answer: Aurora australis  

  • High Schoolers Invited to Audition for “The Laramie Project”

    Auditions will be held for the StageKids production of The Laramie Project on Dec. 12 at noon and Dec. 15 at 5 pm. The Laramie Project is a play about the real-life events surrounding the murder of Matthew Shephard, a gay University of Wyoming student. It caught the attention of the world and sparked a […]

  • Shoreland Zoning Changes

    A list of the changes to shoreland zoning under the 2015-17 state budget that passed earlier this year.

  • Commentary: Become a Sister City Volunteer

    By Mark Jinkins Are you a resident of Door County? That’s not required to give back to the community we love. The Door County community is made up of full-time, seasonal and periodic residents, as well as first timers. Diversity makes the Door Peninsula the place we love. Giving back to the community we love […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Put It In Perspective

    Maybe I’m selfish but if any pollster would ask me how I’m doing under Obama’s leadership I would say just fine. I’m not sure if the Affordable Care Act had anything to do with it but since it started, our (my wife and I) monthly premiums have gone from $495 to about $321 with the […]

  • Algoma Community Band to Present Holiday Concert

    The Algoma Community Band and Chorus will present a holiday concert on Dec. 9 at 7 pm in the Performing Arts Center. Tom Mueller is the director of the band; David Robertson directs the community chorus. The band and chorus will play and sing some favorite Christmas songs, including Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” “Greensleeves,” “Silent […]

  • Sign Up for Clearing Classes at Open House

    Why not stay active and social during a chilly winter? The Clearing Folk School is offering more than 80 classes in its annual two-month long Winter Program, and the Winter Open House on Dec. 10 & 11, from 10 am to 4 pm, is the perfect time to register. Classes start Jan. 4 and run […]

  • Steve Grutzmacher: Music for the Many Moods of Christmas

    Thanksgiving, which just passed, is a relatively easy holiday when you compare it to Christmas. Sure there can be lots of cooking and cleaning and dishwashing, but it spans just a couple of days, at most. And the music choice for Thanksgiving is simple: Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” in the morning followed by football and […]

  • Capt. John to Sing Holiday Tunes at Brew Coffeehouse

    Capt. John will play and sing many Christmas favorites with his 12-string guitar at Brew Coffeehouse in Ellison Bay. Concerts will be held Dec. 5 & Dec. 19, from 11 am to 1 pm. There is no cover charge; all gratuities will go to a local charity.

  • Server of the Week: Hayley Eaton of Door Peninsula Winery

      Not sure which type of wine Is best when it’s time to holiday dine? Stop in at Door Peninsula Winery to see Hayley Who dishes out wine advice on the daily.   Along with advice comes a good dose of laughter Providing a good experience is what she’s after. Being a mama to Mara […]

  • Obituary: Phillip G. Prange

    Phillip G. Prange, age 81 of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away on November 27, 2015.

  • Obituary: Charles “Spike” Peterson

    Charles “Spike” Peterson, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 24, 2015.

  • Book Club Spotlight: Cherry Pit Literary Society

    Club: Cherry Pit Literary Society, a name chosen after reading The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. Meetings: Monthly. We also have an annual “literary review” of our year’s reading every November and an annual Christmas party each December. What We’ve Read: Some of the books we’ve really enjoyed include Still Alice, The Help, […]

  • Ellison Bay Tree Lighting is Dec. 6

    On Nov. 19, Ellison Bay marked the commencement of the holiday season by “transplanting” a Christmas tree downtown on Hwy. 42. As in years past, the stately spruce was donated by Paul and Lynn Haas of Ellison Bay, and a hardy band of Ellison Bay “lumberjacks” did the planting. The tree-lighting celebration will be held […]

  • Obituary: Timothy J. Strege

    Timothy J. Strege, 54 of Ellison Bay, died peacefully at his home on November 22, 2015 after a short battle with cancer.

  • Jacksonport Business Owners Want Sidewalks

    The idea gained traction after a business forum for Jacksonport businesses was held on Dec. 1 and the consensus was that installing sidewalks to connect businesses should be the main concern for improving the town’s stagnant business climate.

  • By the Numbers: Millennials

      21 Percentage of Millennials (born between 1981 and 1997) who still live at home.   26 The percentage of married Millennials.   32 The percentage of Millennials in the U.S. homebuying market.   44.2 The percentage of Millennials who belong to a minority race or ethnic group.   49 Percentage of Millennials who say […]

  • Festive Dioramas Part of ‘Harbor Holidays’ Celebration

    Carol Wuollett-Pinkalla may not remember exactly what the Christmas window displays at Marshall Field’s looked like when she saw them as a child in the 1940s in Chicago, but she does remember the fascination they created. “Marshall Field’s had animated windows, lots of them, the whole store and the adults were more crowded around the […]

  • Hike to the Evergreen Forest at Crossroads

    Using the proceeds from the Crossroads Trail Run, a grant from the Raibrook Foundation, and gifts from the estate of Ray Stonecipher and the Door County Silent Sports Alliance, Crossroads at Big Creek is buying new waxless skis for the Ski for Free program. Once there’s enough snow to groom the trails, Crossroads will sponsor […]

  • News Bulletin: Dec. 4 – 10 Reward Offered for Jewelry Break-in Information

    The Door County Sheriff’s Department and Rummele’s Jewelers are posting a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for committing burglaries to Rummele’s Jewelers in Fish Creek on Oct. 18, 2015, and Nov. 1, 2015. Those with information are asked to contact the Door County Sheriff’s Department at […]

  • Olde Curiosity Shoppe Reopens in Sturgeon Bay

    The Olde Curiosity Shoppe, an antiques and collectibles boutique, has opened at 41 N. Third Ave., located between Michigan and Louisiana Streets in Sturgeon Bay. The shop features vintage mementos, memorabilia, bric-a-brac, nostalgia, keepsakes, artwork and tried-and-true treasures from more than a dozen consignors. “It’s been my experience that people are more likely to travel […]

  • Featured Pet: Scout

    Hi there, my name is Scout. I recently came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) as a very ill stray. The DCHS kennel staff spent many hours nursing me back to health so that I could find my forever home. I am proud to report that I am now back to being my healthy, […]

  • Books for Thrifty Holiday Shoppers at Sturgeon Bay Library

    The Friends of Door County Libraries invites all thrift-minded elves to its 8th Annual Holiday Book Sale, which takes place on Dec. 5, 9 am – 1 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Avenue. Once again, shoppers will find hundreds of books in new and like-new condition suitable for gift-giving; most books […]

  • Obituary: Karen Elizabeth (Schmidt) Mathews

    Karen Elizabeth (Schmidt) Mathews, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by loving family November 22, 2015.

  • Learn to Make Classic Drinks from Wicked Cocktails

    Do you want to learn how to make great craft cocktails at home? Then check out Wicked Cocktails, the new web TV show from DoorCountyPulse.TV. The monthly show features Mike Holmes of The Wickman House and other great bartenders teaching you how to make classics and local specialties. Check out the next episode, featuring a […]

  • State Park Sticker is Gift that Keeps Giving

    People looking for a holiday gift that keeps giving throughout the year can give outdoor enthusiasts access to thousands of miles of trails, hundreds of nature hike opportunities, dozens of beaches, and some of the most scenic areas found in Wisconsin with a 2015 Wisconsin state park admission stickers or state trail pass. 2016 stickers […]

  • Plenty of Ornamentation at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery celebrates the holidays with Ornamentation: The Ornaments Show on Dec. 5, 10 am – 4 pm. Visit Plum Bottom and see one-of-a-kind, handmade ornaments in glass, clay and mixed media from a variety of the gallery’s artists. Celebrate the season with warm cider just in time for the trimming of […]

  • Bret Bicoy: Giving Made Easy

    The fastest growing vehicle for philanthropic giving just revved its engine and experienced one of its best years ever.

  • Sevastopol Schools Celebrates Blue Ribbon Designation with Flag Raising

    The Sevastopol School community rallied on Nov. 24 to celebrate being named one of eight Blue Ribbon public schools in the state, along with raising the Blue Ribbon flag on the school flagpole. The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named Sevastopol Middle and High School as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. Sevastopol was […]

  • Obituary: Verna Gebauer

    Verna Beatrice Gebauer, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with her husband, Wilford, on Wednesday, November 25, 2015

  • Tips Lead to Burglary Suspect’s Arrest

    An anonymous tip and an astute snapshot led the Door County Sheriff’s Department to arrest Jimi Micheau, a 40-year-old Green Bay man, for a series of home burglaries

  • Hans Christian Hosts Additional Gong Concert

    Sturgeon Bay artist Hans Christian is offering a fifth gong concert as a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Door County. All previously scheduled gong concerts are sold out and a steady stream of requests has led to the addition of this concert on Dec. 6 at 7 pm. The event is open […]

  • Construction Updates: Dec. 4, 2015

    SISTER BAY Schedule: July 2015 to June 2016 Length: 0.8 miles Cost: $5.8 million Location: Village of Sister Bay, Country Walk Drive to Scandia Road Description: This project involves the reconstruction of Hwys. 42 and 57 in Sister Bay. The work includes traffic and erosion control, signing, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, curb and […]

  • Obituary: Dora Marie Schmidt

    Dora Marie Schmidt, 98, wife of Frank J. Schmidt, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 30, 2015. She was born April 30, 1917, in Little Sturgeon to William and Louise (Tassoul) Roberts. On June 14, 1939, she married Frank J. Schmidt at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, who preceded her in death on January 17, […]

  • Make Reservations for Medical Center Auxiliary’s Angel Ball

    The Door County Medical Center Auxiliary invites the community to the Angel Ball to benefit the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund on Dec. 5. Proceeds from this event are awarded to high school graduates, hospital employees, and anyone in Door County pursuing their degree in the medical field. The Angel Ball will be held at the Sturgeon […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Open Door Bird Sanctuary Thanks Supporters

    We find ourselves coming to the close of another year and what year it has been! 2015 saw the sanctuary really begin to fly. With the generosity of Paul and Fran Burton, we broke ground in May on the Bird Care Center, our first building that includes housing for our birds that do not winter […]

  • Framed: Kids at Santa’s Mailbox

    Mikala Gorham, Liam Lindenberg, and Lillian Gorham send their letters to Santa at his mailbox on the corner of Highway 42 and Mill Road in Sister Bay. Submitted.

  • Door County Distillery Introduces Some New Spirits

    Door County Distillery introduces two new spirits: Java Infusion and Barrel Finished Gin. Java Infusion is a rich, warm combination of Door County Distillery’s neutral grain spirit and locally roasted coffee from Door County Coffee & Tea. It has a deep chocolate color that’s slightly opaque and aromas of sweet cocoa bean, nuts, and caramel. […]

  • Humane Society Hosts Holiday Open House Dec. 5

    Mark calendars for the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) Annual Member and Volunteers Meeting Dec. 5, 10 am – 12 pm. During this meeting members and volunteers will look over this past year at DCHS and take a look forward at what is to come in 2016. From 12 – 4 pm, DCHS will also […]

  • Celebrate Christmas in the Village on Dec. 5

    The Ephraim Business Council invites you to celebrate the season at Christmas in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 5. Fun, festive family activities are planned throughout the day. New this year to Christmas in the Village is “Santa Land.” This professionally designed holiday set inside the Ephraim Village Hall will be a prime opportunity for […]

  • New Parade in Baileys Harbor for “Harbor Holidays”

    This year, the Baileys Harbor Community Association and Baileys Harbor Historical Society are teaming up to bring you “Harbor Holidays” on Dec. 5 from 1 – 6 pm. Come out for a wonderful day full of activities in the heart of Baileys Harbor. Bring the kids out to see Santa, march in the parade, make […]