Peninsula Pulse – Feb. 10-17, 2017

In this issue

  • Fire & Ice, Short Film Fest & More Weekend Plans

    It’s a weekend of snow, ice, fire and films on the Door Peninsula! Friday, February 17 Home for Good with Dan Riley Singer, comic and multi-instrumentalist Dan Riley brings an evening of performance and laughter to the stage of Southern Door Community Auditorium with his recent offering, Home For Good – A Musical Journey. Riley […]

  • Judge Enjoins Sturgeon Bay from Selling Waterfront Parcel

    While the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront declared a win after the two-day trial against the city that ended Feb. 10, Sturgeon Bay Administrator Josh VanLieshout considered it something of a split decision. The case was heard by Judge Raymond Huber of Waupaca County after Door County Circuit Judge D. Todd Ehlers recused himself […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Should Money Equal Power?

    Thank you to the League of Women Voters for a most informative meeting last Tuesday evening at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Sixty plus people heard from Jim Black and Dan Powers about getting money out of politics. Although it would be difficult for me to summarize this excellent presentation, I can tell you that it […]

  • Become a Joiner for 10 Trees

    Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone who joins the foundation this month will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees or 10 free redbud trees to plant when the weather turns warm. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for […]

  • Great Northern by Design Holds Valentines Sale & Open House

    Great Northern by Design will host a Valentines Sale and Open House on Feb. 11 to celebrate the holiday from 10 am to 4 pm. Along with a storewide sale, it’s the last day of the winter season for the shop and time to say thanks to its customers for a good year. There will […]

  • Dancin’ on the Door Hosts Play-Shops for Valentine’s Day

    Two Valentine dance party “play-shops” for kids will be held at Dancin’ on the Door in Egg Harbor on Feb. 18. “I Love Ballet” is an all pink, all love, all ballet enchanted dance party. Intended for ages 5-7, this Valentine themed dance party includes a ribbon wand craft, a dance play-shop with themed music […]

  • Sunflower Cottage to Host “Coffee & Conversation” Sessions

    Sunflower Cottage will host “Coffee and Conversation” sessions every Thursday from 8 to 10 am. Sunflower Cottage will be open for any senior who would like to drop in for complimentary coffee and conversation. This is geared toward seniors who are self-sufficient and would enjoy the company of others, play cards, crafts, etc. Complimentary informational […]

  • DCMC Announces New Technology for Stroke Patients

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) announces a new, state-of-the-art technology that brings faster, improved care for patients suffering from stroke. Telestroke is telemedicine technology that connects stroke patients and their on-site emergency department physicians with board-certified neurologists, allowing for quicker diagnosis and treatment of stroke. “When someone is having a stroke, every minute that passes […]

  • By the Numbers: St. Valentine’s Day

    3 Valentine’s Day’s ranking among consumer holidays, putting it just behind Mother’s Day and Christmas. 20 Percentage of annual flower sales that take place on Valentine’s Day. 24 The percentage of single people who buy themselves a present on Valentine’s Day. 55 The percentage of women who say they would break up with their significant […]

  • Trivia: Approximately eight billion Sweethearts conversation hearts are made each year by Necco. What does Necco stand for?

    Question: Approximately eight billion Sweethearts conversation hearts are made each year by Necco. What does Necco stand for? Answer: New England Confectionary Co.

  • New Legislature Has Few New Faces, More Experience: WISTAX takes a look at new state Senate, Assembly

    By Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Following one of the “greenest” legislatures in years, the new 2017-18 state senate and assembly have few new faces, and thus more experience dealing with major state issues. Their experience will be tested almost immediately as lawmakers use their first six months reviewing and remaking the governor’s proposed state budget for […]

  • Door to Nature: A Winter Butterfly

    Years ago we received a lovely “troll” postcard from a dear Chicago area Swedish friend who was traveling in her homeland. What immediately caught our eye was the beautiful, colored butterfly stamp featuring what to the Swedes is the “Sorgmantel.” In small print below the butterfly on the stamp is its scientific name, Nymphalic antropa, […]

  • Sturgeon Bay City Council Candidate Forum is Feb. 27

    The League of Women Voters of Door County is sponsoring a Candidate Forum for Sturgeon Bay City Council candidates on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 421 Michigan St. The forum is an opportunity for the public to become acquainted with the candidates: District 1: Kelly Catarozoli, […]

  • Ty Lippert Joins Pro-View, Inc. Team

    Pro-View, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of certified home inspector Ty Lippert to its team. The addition of Lippert will offer more flexibility for clients when scheduling services such as residential or commercial inspections and radon testing. With a certification from American Home Inspectors Training (AHIT) and as a past member of the […]

  • Gov. Walker Increases Funding to UW System in Latest Budget Proposal

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement regarding Gov. Walker’s “Every Student Matters” budget proposal: “In this proposal Gov. Walker has made a commitment to support Wisconsin’s rural schools. I am very pleased to see the Governor has made rural schools a priority in this upcoming budget. Rural schools often face challenges that […]

  • The UU Screens “Incarcerating US” for Movies that Matter Series

    On Feb. 21 at 4:30 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County will hold a screening of Incarcerating US for their Movies That Matter series. This documentary exposes America’s prison problem and explores ways to unshackle the “land of the free” through vital criminal justice reforms. With 2.3 million people behind bars, the U.S. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Christian Nation?

    A few weeks ago in an editorial there was a discussion about using the Bible vs. the Constitution in the swearing in of the president. Both gave reasons for which was better. One person stated that “officially, legally and constitutionally we are a Christian nation, and it even says that on our money.” So my […]

  • ‘Fish Sticking’ Continues on Kangaroo Lake this February

    The Kangaroo Lake Association, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and partially funded by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will continue placing “Fish Sticks” in Kangaroo Lake on Feb. 11, according to Tom Schneider, Kangaroo Lake Association president. “The Fish Sticks project attempts to balance homeowners’ desire to enjoy their lake property with habitat […]

  • Sharing Sessions Invites All for a Sneak Peek at the Discuss Door County Results

    The community is invited to join “Growing Older in Door County Sharing Sessions” for a sneak peek at the draft results of Discuss Door County, the county-wide conversation about aging in our community. In 2016, the people of Door County came together in groups small and large to discuss what they want the community to […]

  • How the half marathon made Door County a Healthier Place

    A lot can happen in 10 years. In the case of the Door County Half Marathon, an idea cooked up with some buddies over morning coffee at Al Johnson’s has turned into one of the premier running events in the region. But the change has not been limited to increasing participants and a bigger finish […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Hysteria

    My ability to compose a coherent and apt metaphor in writing may be atrophied – I’m out of practice, and have that fried egg feeling in my head. I’ve been struggling to communicate with people lately, so maybe what I’m about to say doesn’t mean what you think it means. Maybe it doesn’t mean what […]

  • CHIP Program Focuses on Upper Respiratory Concerns

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation, “Coughing, Wheezing and Shortness of Breath: What Can I Do?,” on Feb. 26 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. Callie Barber, BSN, RN, from the Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Department at Door County Medical Center, will discuss upper […]

  • Questions & Artists: Hal Prize Judge Kevin J. Miyazaki

    This spring, photographers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2017 Hal Prize literary and photography contest will have the opportunity for their creative works to come before the eyes of Milwaukee artist and photographer Kevin Miyazaki, this year’s photography judge. Miyazaki’s photography explores family history and ethnicity. It has been exhibited at museums, festivals and […]

  • Review: ‘The Guest Room’

    A classic bachelor’s party gone wrong is the starting point for Chris Bohjalian’s new novel The Guest Room. When his irresponsible younger brother is about to be married, successful investment banker Richard Chapman agrees to host a bachelor party for him, assuming that if the event occurs in his fashionable Westchester home then some of […]

  • Northern Door Broomball League: Feb. 10, 2017

    Standings Alexander’s 3-0 Peninsula Painters 3-0 Door County Brewery 1-2 Husby’s 1-2 JJ’s La Puerta 1-2 Horseshoe Bay 0-3 Results Feb. 1 Peninsula Painters 3, JJ’s 2 Husby’s 4, Horseshoe Bay 1 Alexander’s 5, Door County Brewery 1 Schedule The Northern Door Broomball League will hold their Hilander Cup Championship match on Feb. 12 at […]

  • UW Extension Specialists to Present Special Seminar on Grain Management

    UW Extension specialists will share their knowledge of grain management in low-margin yields at a special seminar March 6, 1 – 4 pm, at the Kewaunee Highway Department Building, E4280 County Rd F, Kewaunee. Join specialists Shawn Conley, UW Agronomy; Dan Smith, UW NPM; Joe Lauer, UW Agronomy; Damon Smith, UW Plant Pathology; Bryan Jensen, […]

  • Door County Public Health Department to Present Program on Keeping a Healthy Heart

    The Door County Public Health Department will present “A Healthy Heart: Know Your Numbers” program on Feb. 21 at 2 pm and again at 6 pm in the Peninsula Room of the Government Center at 421 Nebraska Street in Sturgeon Bay. Cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index numbers are key indicators of […]

  • Pest Profile: Septoria Leaf Spot and Early Blight of Tomatoes

    Effective pest management is only possible when you know: the pest, when the pest is most susceptible to a treatment, if there’s enough damage caused by the pest to warrant a treatment, and the appropriate control measure based on these variables. These four steps hold regardless if the pest is a weed, insect, animal or […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: As of Feb. 6, 2017

    STANDINGS As of Feb. 6, 2017 A League, W-L Music Masters DJs, 28-5 Nicolet Beach Concessions, 27-6 Some Spike It Hot, 20-13 The P.E.S.T.S., 16-17 To Be Determined, 9-24 The Rads, 0-33 B League, W-L Econo Double Baggers, 27-6 Red Room, 27-6 Door County Coffee, 24-9 Bay Ship Sharks, 23-10 Peninsula Podiatry, 15-18 Hatco Serve-Rites, […]

  • Learn About Volunteer Opportunities with Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek encourages potential volunteers to attend the February meeting of Friends of Crossroads on Feb. 13 at 6:30 pm to learn about upcoming projects and volunteer opportunities. Those interested in volunteering at Crossroads are invited to join the Friends as they discuss future projects and volunteer activities. Meet in the Lower Level […]

  • 12th Annual Sturgeon Bay Fire & Ice Weekend

    Carve out some time to come to Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 18 for the 12th annual Sturgeon Bay Fire and Ice weekend. Snow and ice carvers will sculpt masterpieces throughout downtown Sturgeon Bay Friday and Saturday, competing for cash prizes and the recognition of the People’s Choice Award (ice carving only). Revelers will dine and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: In Support of Krall

    In a recent letter, Thomas Moore criticizes letters written by George Krall. I have always enjoyed Krall’s letters because they are based on historical facts and are respectful of his readers. They are also beautifully written. Unlike his critic, Krall never uses sarcasm and seems to be tolerant of opinions that differ from his. Krall’s […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling: As of Feb. 2, 2017

    High Series: Tyler Adams 649, Taylor Mueller 649, Jason Daubner 624 High Game: Tyler Adams 247, Adam Biwer 235, Taylor Mueller 234 High Team Game: Mink River Basin 876 High Team Series: Sister Bay Bowl 2,511

  • Sturgeon Bay Police Department Warns Against Scammers Trying to Access Computers

    Recently, Sturgeon Bay Police took a scam report where a caller with a heavy foreign accent attempted to gain remote access to the person’s computer. The caller implied the person was having problems with their computer/Windows software, and they could correct the problem with their repair service. To gain the trust, the caller said he […]

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Sees Increase in People Benefited from Services

    In 2016, 1,582 individuals benefitted from services provided by Neighbor to Neighbor (an increase from 1,278 in 2015) and 103 volunteers donated 3,273.25 hours to help the organization. Door County residents saved more than $400,000 in medical expenses by using the organization’s services. Neighbor to Neighbor serves residents through their medical equipment loan program, their […]

  • Brewer is New Owner of Ahnapee Brewery

    Anyone who has tasted the beers coming out of Ahnapee Brewery knows brewmaster Nick Calaway, 35, wears many hats while brewing – artist, scientist, explorer, historian, educator. Since opening in a former two-stall garage the summer of 2013, Calaway has brewed clean, crisp, true-to-style beers alongside delicious experimental beers such as Wheat Wine and the […]

  • Winter Festival Crowns King and Queen

    Bob and Bonnie Spielman were crowned the “Winter Festival King and Queen” on Feb. 4, in a surprise ceremony at the Festival’s 30th annual celebration. Owners of Hat Head and the “driving force” behind the festival, the duo’s dedication to the event has transformed it into the iconic Wisconsin-winter celebration it is today. King and […]

  • Day One of Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Trial

    Attorneys on either side of the west side waterfront redevelopment case between the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront spent the morning debating the accuracy and validity of maps ranging back to the 1800s. In these maps and in surrounding soil samples lies the answer to the proposed […]

  • The Voice of Cuba Comes to Door

    Cuban singer-songwriter Adonis Puentes will pay tribute to the accented rhythms, driving bass lines and warm percussion of his homeland with a performance at Door Community Auditorium on Feb. 16 with his backing band, The Voice of Cuba Orchestra. A native of Artemisa, Cuba, Puentes rose to fame in his homeland alongside his twin brother, […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Feb. 10, 2017

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “That’s why I dumped and ran.” “One of my worst fears is accidentally eating a pot brownie.” “Probably good the baby doesn’t […]

  • Winter Play Reading Festival Continues with “The Effect”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) continues its Winter Play Reading Festival with Lucy Prebble’s The Effect on Feb. 18 at 7:30 pm. Alan Kopischke directs Amy Ensign, Nick Hoover, Evie King and Laurel Brooks in the study of love, science, and ethics. Kopischke will also take a role in the play. The Effect centers around two […]

  • What Does a 20,000 Dow Mean?

    The week after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 20,000 points for the first time in history. Most analysts point to Trump’s vow to increase domestic infrastructure spending and cut both taxes and business regulations for the record-breaking market cap. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a calculation of market performance by […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Protections Are Needed

    Reduce regulations? That means reducing protections! Protections for pure food, clean water, clear air. Protections for health and safety. Protections against abuse and fraud. We live in a world where protections are necessary for the public good – protection against greed, discrimination, and cutting corners for higher profits. Protections against corruption in business and government, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Enough is Enough

    I have stood by for the past year and a half, and watched this man degrade ethnic groups, talk about grabbing women’s genitalia, mock people with physical disabilities, etc., etc., etc. As a veteran of the United States Army, I was appalled by his comments during an interview this past week with Bill O’Reilly. The […]

  • Science Snippet: Breaking Down MS

    As many as 2.5 million people in the world have multiple sclerosis (MS), a debilitating autoimmune disease in which a person’s own immune system eats away at the protective sheath around long extensions of neurons in the brain and spinal cord. These extensions, called axons, can carry impulses at high speed because the sheaths provide […]

  • Luis Navarro-Ayala

    DCA Lectures & Film Screenings

    On Feb. 10 and 11, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a lively weekend of film and lecture. On Feb. 10 at 6:30 pm, DCA will present a screening of the animated film Minions, the prequel to the “Despicable Me” series. The film centers on the fictional creatures minions, who evolved from single-celled yellow organisms […]

  • Join Crossroads for Outdoor Family Fun

    On March 9, Door County families are encouraged to reunite with nature at a free event sponsored by Door County Medical Center (DCMC) at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The event includes a presentation of the book Last Child in the Woods, an introduction to the 30×30 Challenge, and a wooded walk to […]

  • PMF’s February Fest to Kick Off with Andrew Armstrong

    Pianist Andrew Armstrong will open the Peninsula Music Festival’s annual February Fest on Feb. 11. The 2 pm concert will be held at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. Armstrong has delighted audiences across Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada and the United States, including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: Feb. 10, 2017

    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, Feb. 12, 1875 J.J. Foors formerly of Little Sturgeon, but more recently of Red River, has been spending several days in town. He is prospecting […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s Work Together

    Why is this Public Waterfront important to me, our community, and our many visitors? I moved to Sturgeon Bay at 13, torn from big city Milwaukee when my father, Raymond Pesch, took a managerial position with Roen Steamship & Salvage. It did not take long to be in awe of the water all around me […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Regarding Health Insurance

    More than 20 million people have purchased insurance through the Affordable Care Act. From what I have read, I understand that it is far from a perfect system, but it is up and running; it functions. So, why doesn’t Congress get together and amend it? Why all the threats, votes and promises to repeal it? […]

  • Habitat International Provides Amazing Opportunities for Local Volunteer

    Polly Knudsen didn’t start life as a world traveler. Born in Milwaukee, she was in first grade when her family moved to Mt. Prospect, Ill. After high school, she was off to the University of Illinois, where she majored in home economics. Then she went home to Mt. Prospect to spend 43 years as teacher […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Speak Out Now While You Can!

    Dear Fellow Americans: We’ve had a rough ride on the new Trump roller coaster this January (with no sign of help for the people who voted for this change). The roughest part, however, has been the ban on entry into the U.S. for people from seven Muslim countries, but not from the five that have […]

  • A Cappella Group to Visit Sevastopol School

    The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band, a high energy professional a cappella group based out of Branson, Missouri, will perform at Sevastopol School on Feb. 14 at 6:30 pm as part of their 10th annual Music in Schools Tour. This tour brings student choral clinics, school assemblies, and evening shows to communities across the nation in […]

  • Rotary Club Hosts 14th Annual Trivia Night

    Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club presents their 14th annual Trivia Night on March 18 at JayCee Clubhouse in Sturgeon Bay. Registration is at 6:30 pm with play from 7 to 10 pm. Teams of up to eight people will answer 100 trivia questions in 10 categories. There will be door prizes and hot appetizers. Tickets […]

  • Packers’ Nelson Voted Comeback Player of the Year

    Green Bay Packers’ wide receiver Jordy Nelson was recognized at the 6th annual NFL Honors award ceremony last Saturday. Nelson was voted as the 2016 Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year, giving one of the strongest receiving performances in the league after missing the 2015 season due to injury. Nelson’s 2015 season ended in […]

  • Len Villano

    38 Teams Compete in 4th Door County Pond Hockey Tournament

    More than 250 players competed at the Feb. 4 Door County Pond Hockey Tournament on Kangaroo Lake in Baileys Harbor. Conditions were perfect for the 4th annual tournament in which 38 teams from Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and Door County competed on nine rinks for the coveted Stanley Thermos. Champions were crowned in six […]

  • Door County Community Foundation Announces Grant for Partial Scholarships to Björklunden Seminars

    A $2,000 grant from the Door County Community Foundation will make it easier for area residents to attend a 2017 Lawrence University-sponsored seminar at Björklunden. The grant will be used to provide partial scholarships to permanent Door County residents interested in attending any of Björklunden’s 37 different adult seminars that begin the week of June […]

  • Washington Island Receives Partial Grant for Mosling Recreation Center

    The Washington Island Foundation, Inc. gratefully acknowledges a partial grant from the Raibrook Foundation toward infrastructure improvements at the Mosling Recreation Center on Washington Island. This grant will increase the level of energy efficiency and safety by replacing aged and malfunctioning equipment used for the swimming pool and hot tub. The Washington Island Mosling Recreation […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Ours Go Up to “11”

    In her famous speech “The Conscience of Words,” Susan Sontag said, “The wisdom of literature is quite antithetical to having opinions… furnishing opinions, even correct opinions – whenever asked – cheapens what novelists and poets do best, which is to sponsor reflectiveness, to pursue complexity.” How loudly this resounds in a time when opinions are […]

  • Locals Place Second in Regional Underwater Hockey Tournament

    Last weekend six members of the Door County underwater hockey team traveled to Denver, Colo., to compete in two adjacent tournaments. Kendall Banks and Paul Filar took part in the two-day CanAm Regional Tournament, in which top players from five regions across the country and Canada compete against each other in high-level play. Banks and […]

  • Legislators Renew Push for Early School Start Date

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) is joining with the Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus to oppose legislation that would remove the ban from starting schools before Sept. 1. “We believe that repealing the school start date legislation will harm our local tourism economy,” DCVB President and CEO Jack Moneypenny wrote in the […]

  • ERA Starr Realty Awards Banquet Wrap-up

    ERA Starr Realty held their 25th annual awards banquet at the Mill Supper Club on Jan. 28. Agents and staff members Kathy McCaulley and Jill Harper were celebrated for their accomplishments in the past year. Receiving Million Dollar production awards were:  Bob Gray, Laura Sutherland, Lori Raye, Gretchen Porten, Barry Sargent, Bill Becker, Lynn Mraz, […]

  • Featured Pet: Merci

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) kennel staff would like to introduce Merci. Merci is a young two-year-old and has a lot to offer her future family. This sweet girl is a Pitbull mix with a stunning light brown coat with white markings. She enjoys playing with her toys and putting on a show for […]

  • Letters to the Editor: What’s the Motivation to March?

    I’m really curious as to why, all of a sudden, Ms. Bremer is compelled to make this pilgrimage to D.C. Isn’t it really a backlash to the results of our elections, both local and national? Ms. Bremer, people don’t trivialize sexual assault and, yes, women lag men in compensation and advancement opportunities but Serena Williams […]

  • Door County Community Grant Opens Doors for Student Loan Debt and Financial Aid Letter Counseling

    Thanks in part to a grant from the Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grant, starting in 2017, Money Management Counselors powered by FI$C, will provide certified student loan debt counseling and financial aid award letter interpretation for prospective post-secondary students and students of all ages carrying student loan debt and/or Parent PLUS loan debt from […]

  • Framed: Story time with Amos

    Mellen Knapp of Ellison Bay reads a children’s book to Amos the therapy dog at the library. Children are invited to bring a favorite book or find one at the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library to read to this friendly, interested canine on Saturday morning from 10:30-11:30 am. Submitted.

  • Municipal News: Feb. 10-17, 2017

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on Feb. 14. County of Door: The Highway Committee meets at 10 am on Feb. 13. The EMS Committee meets at noon on Feb. 13. The Board of Health meets at 4 pm on Feb. 13. The Human Services Board […]

  • Dan Riley

    Southern Door Community Auditorium Presents Dan Riley

    Singer, comic and multi-instrument maestro Dan Riley brings limitless laughs (and talent) to the stage at every turn, and now his latest production is no exception. Tickets are now on sale for Riley’s performance of “Home For Good – A Musical Journey!” on Feb. 17 at 7 pm at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. Well […]

  • Co-Founder of Tesla to Speak at MREA’s 28th Annual Energy Fair

    The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) officially announced that Chief Technical Officer and co-founder of Tesla JB Straubel will take to The Energy Fair’s main stage at 6 pm on June 17 to deliver his keynote address in celebration of the 28th Annual Energy Fair. “Advancements in clean energy technology are a bright spot in […]

  • SBU Powering Up with Solar

    Sturgeon Bay Utilities (SBU) will meet more of its customers’ electricity needs with power harnessed from the sun thanks to a recently announced agreement between Sturgeon Bay’s not-for-profit power supplier, WPPI Energy, and NextEra Energy Resources. WPPI Energy and NextEra Energy Resources recently announced plans to build a 100-megawatt solar energy center – Wisconsin’s largest […]

  • Sports Standings: As of Feb. 5, 2017

    Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Southern Door, 10-1, 14-4, .909 Kewaunee, 9-1, 14-4, .900 Algoma, 7-4, 7-12, .636 Green Bay N.E.W., 6-4, 9-8, .600 Gibraltar, 5-6, 10-7, .455 Oconto, 4-7, 10-8, .364 Sturgeon Bay, 1-9, 1-16, .100 Sevastopol, 0-10, 1-13, .000 Boys Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference […]

  • Fire Department Holds AED and CPR Classes

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer a class to in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $20. A class is […]

  • Sexual Assault Center of Family Services Seeking Volunteers and Interns

    The Sexual Assault Center of Family Services is seeking volunteers and interns to work as sexual assault advocates in Door County. No experience is necessary; all advocates receive extensive training prior to working with victims of sexual violence. Advocates play an important role in victims’ healing process as they not only field incoming hotline calls, […]

  • Wisconsin’s Most Famous Runaway Slave Story

    While parts of this country were still engaged in the trafficking and sale of human beings as slaves in the middle of the 19th century, Wisconsin served as a stepping stone to freedom for many escaped slaves. Perhaps the best-known of those is Joshua Glover, who in 1852 escaped from the 300-acre Missouri farm of […]

  • Peninsula Players Productions Receive Awards

    Peninsula Players Theatre is delighted to announce that theater fans of (Appleton region-professional) voted Peninsula Players productions of Alabama Story as Best Play and The Full Monty as Best Musical as well as awarding members of the acting company. The Midwest première of Alabama Story by Kenneth Jones was directed by Brendon Fox and […]

  • Tenley Koehler & Vicki Dantoin to Present Educational Programs

    Tenley Koehler of UW-Extension and Vicki Dantoin from the Public Health Department will present “Cancer Clear & Simple” three times in 2017. “Cancer Clear & Simple” (CC&S) educational programs will give you a basic understanding of what cancer is, its risk factors and prevention strategies. Participants will also learn how to use cancer screenings as […]

  • Pet Talk: Drooling May Be Sign of Happiness

    Q. Our cat sometimes drools when he is sitting on one of our laps and being petted. He will be very relaxed, purring away and then the drool starts. Sometimes it’s a little and other times if we don’t stop petting him he gets soaked. Is this normal and we can stop it? A. The […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tax Increases vs. Facts

    Governor Walker never lets facts get in the way. In his mind any revenue increase is a tax increase, fact or not a fact. He absolutely refuses to consider any additional funds to maintain our roads, much preferring to borrow the money and let future generations deal with the problem. Who knows, maybe we will […]

  • Literacy Partners of Kewaunee Co. Needs Volunteers

    Volunteers are needed in Kewaunee County to help adults improve reading, writing and speaking skills through Literacy Partners of Kewaunee Co. Training is provided. An informational orientation will be held Feb. 28, 9-10:30 am, and training will be held mornings of March 7, 9 & 23 at United Methodist Church, Algoma. Call Bob, 920.676.2061, with […]

  • Citizens Invited to Join Door-Kewaunee Legislative Days in Madison

    Door Kewaunee Legislative Days 2017 is pleased to invite local citizens to join us in our mission to call on every legislator in Madison this spring. Door Kewaunee Legislative Days main events are scheduled for April 5, when delegates will call on state legislators in the afternoon and enjoy a reception with legislators and guests […]

  • Server of the Week: Michael Lavigne

    If you miss summer’s warmth and green Head over to Egg Harbor’s colorful restaurant scene Where you’ll find Mojo Rosa’s head chef, Michael Who will make sure your experience is anything but dull!   He’s a dedicated employee of the restaurant biz, And thanks his mom Patty for inspiring his cooking whiz. Find him outside […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Thought

    Unchristlike thoughts about other persons creates spiritual guilt, established separation of the mind of the person from the mind of the Creator Spirit; this makes that person vulnerable to Temptation to say or do something foolish bringing later regret. Antidote is to be quick to ask God to intervene when one becomes aware of someone […]

  • Letter to the Editor: It’s Wonderful to Live United in Door County

    As new members of the Door County community, my family and I have felt so welcomed and cared for by those we have met. So, it came as no surprise to me, to experience the beautiful generosity of the Door County residents. On behalf of United Way of Door County, a sincere thank you for […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Feb. 10, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Feb. 13 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Feb. 17 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 13 vs. Southern Door, 7:30 pm Feb. 16 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Feb. 11 vs. Montello, 3:30 pm Feb. 14 vs. NEWCHAA, 7:30 pm Feb. 17 @ Gibraltar, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball […]

  • Restorative Meditation Class Offered at Saguaro

    Lynn Schuster will guide participants in restorative guided meditation during the “Relax, Reflect, Rejuvenate” class. The meditation group will meet on Feb. 16, 6:30 – 8 pm, at Saguaro Day Spa, 3899 Old Highway Road in Sturgeon Bay. Participants should plan to arrive at 6:15 pm so the class can begin promptly. No prior experience […]

  • El Hefe

    Cheers!: Two Session Beers and a Stout for the Ages

    What better on a cold January night than to crack open a glass of liquid sunshine in the form of an unfiltered wheat beer, in this case, El Hefe from Pearl Street Brewery of La Crosse. Hefeweizens are guaranteed to brighten the day. This one is bright and tart, with just a hint of spiciness. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Coming Out and Signing Up

    Thank you to the almost 70 people who braved the snow Tuesday evening (Jan. 31) to learn about Door County-United to Amend (DC-UTA) and our nonpartisan local effort to legalize sensible limits and transparency on Super-PAC money in our elections. Thank you to the 54 people who signed a petition that night, and the dozens […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Group Gathers in Protest against Trump Administration Policies

    Despite a below-zero windchill, more than 35 people showed up on Feb. 2 in Sturgeon Bay to protest Trump Administration policies. The group marched over the Michigan and Oregon Street bridges and, according to marcher Dawn Patel, “got a lot of positive support from passing drivers.” Photo by Heather Harle Frykman.

  • Manners Matter: Braving Winter Weather

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m not a fan of winter. For the past 24 years Wisconsin has been my home but I have never adapted to the cold or the snow. My husband shakes his head at his “crazy Southern gal” when I start shivering when the temp drops below 50 degrees. Now that we are […]

  • Fish Creek Boat Slips Open Up

      Due to a confluence of events, an unheard of five permanent boat slips at Fish Creek harbor are available to a new group of boat owners. “I’ve been on the Harbor Commission for 25 years maybe and we’ve never had more than one slip every four or five years,” said commission chair David Harris. […]

  • Liberty Grove Claims Part Ownership of Sister Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant

      The Village of Sister Bay began the process for a declaratory judgment on ownership of the Sister Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant against the Town of Liberty Grove. The village maintains that it is the sole owner of the plant while the town believes its capital investment provides for part ownership. “The bottom line is […]

  • Obituary: Raymond J. Coisman

    Raymond J. Coisman, 97, of Misere, died February 5, 2017. Raymond was born in Lena, Wisconsin on October 19, 1919 to Eugene and Genevieve (Mallien) Coisman. On June 19, 1940, he married Vida Herlache at St. Francis Church in Brussels. Ray was a farmer through and through.  He loved all aspects of farming his ‘Century […]

  • Obituary: Zetta Veronica Lelia Boden

    Zetta Veronica Lelia (Spice) Boden, born in England on December 26, 1929, joined her husband John Boden on February 5, 2017.  She is survived by her 3 daughters Tamara (and husband Peter), Karen (and husband Jeff), and Leslie; grandchildren Steven, James, Dennis, Daniel, Blake, Andrew, Jessica and Alexander; and great grandchildren Tyler, Emma, Lilly and […]

  • Obituary: Joann Mary Johnston

    Joann Mary Johnston, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, died Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village Retirement Center in Sister Bay. Joann was born April 17, 1926 in Sheboygan to Clifford and Wilma (Robinson) Engeswick. Joann received her Bachelor’s degree in education from Mac Murray College in Illinois. She went on to teach history, […]

  • Obituary: Marion Rose Orthober

    Marion Rose Orthober, 96, of the Town of Egg Harbor, was reunited with her husband, Hubert, late Friday afternoon, February 3, 2017 while at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay with family at her side. She was born July 18, 1920 in the Town of Gardner, the daughter of August and Irene (LeRoy) Corbisier. […]

  • Obituary: James Q. Coleman

    James Q. Coleman, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Thursday morning, February 2, 2017 at his home following a battle with pulmonary disease. He was born November 20, 1943 in Tupelo MS, the son of the late James and Agnes Coleman. Jim served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he […]

  • Obituary: Mark Harold Sunstrom

    Mark Harold Sunstrom, 56, of Sister Bay, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 31st 2017. A memorial service was held on February 3, 2017 at Little Sister Cemetery. Mark was born August 5, 1960 to Harold Sunstrom and Eleanor (Seiler) Sunstrom and lived most of his life in Sister Bay. Mark was a loving father and adoring […]

  • Obituary: Theresa Marie Kathleen Moore

    Theresa Marie Kathleen Moore, 59, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home, Tuesday morning, January 31, 2017. She was born April 11, 1957, in Columbus, OH, the daughter of Andrew Paul Haladej and Norma Marie (Timmons) Haladej. Theresa attended Reynoldsburg High School and graduated in 1975. She was united in marriage to Theodore “Ted” Nelson Moore, Jr., […]

  • Obituary: Kathleen E. Ficks

    Kathleen E. Ficks, 75, died at her home in Baileys Harbor on Tuesday January 31, 2017. She was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI on February 1, 1942 to Christ & Isabelle ( Reynard) Christenson. She loved to be involved in the work around the farm working with Art in the many jobs that needed being done. […]

  • Obituary: Beverley Jean Reed

    Beverley Jean Reed, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died January 31, 2017, at Pine Crest Village. She was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Oconomowoc, WI to William and Rachael (Evans) Koeppler.  On August 26, 1950, she married Jack A. Reed in Concord, WI. He preceded her in death on March 9, 2004.  Beverley was a member […]

  • Obituary: Harold R. Sunstrom

    Harold Sunstrom of Sister Bay died Jan. 29, 2016 at home. Harold was a farmer and loved to do woodworking. He is survived by his wife Eleanor of 63 years. Three children Darlene (Richard) Frederick of Irma, WI, Allen (Kathy) of Appleton, WI, Mark of Sister Bay. Mark died suddenly two days following his father’s death. He is […]

  • Join the Brick Lot Pub for a Good Laugh

    The last Tuesday of the month, Feb. 28, at 7:45 pm, the Brick Lot Pub hosts “The Laugh Lot,” touring and professional comedians from around the U.S. It coincides with .50-cent wing night and the comedy is free. Comedians in “The Laugh Lot” are headliner Steve Hartman, Tracy Schroeder, Matt Kluge and John Egan, who […]

  • Chambers Island Families Buy Catholic Retreat

    Fifteen families on Chambers Island are the new owners of the Diocese of Green Bay’s former Holy Name Retreat. They plan to remove most of the buildings on the property and sell off 10-acre plots in 2018. Mary Jane Rittleman and her husband Ben Laird have been spearheading the effort to purchase the property “with […]

  • ‘Godspell’s’ Gospels Come to Sturgeon Bay

    This weekend, theater students and directors of Sturgeon Bay High School invite the community to the popular musical telling of the life of Jesus with Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell. Woven together with a series of parables and modern music with lyrics from traditional hymns, Godspell shares the teachings of Jesus through a variety of games, storytelling […]

  • Births: Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2017

    Alicia and Sean Lutgen, of Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on Feb. 3, 2017, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparent is Samuel Heimbecher, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Dree Lutgen, Sturgeon Bay, and George Lutgen, Oshkosh. Kimberly Starr and Edward Harris, of Algoma, are the parents of a […]

  • Craig Blietz Paintings at The Paine

    The Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh is thrilled to be the only venue to present Paintings by Craig Blietz on view Feb. 11 through May 28, 2017. From his Door County studio, Craig Blietz creates masterful paintings of farm animals and rural imagery that celebrate the dignity and quiet beauty of agrarian life. […]

  • Make Your Mark on Hardy’s Community Mosaic Project

    The Hardy Gallery is launching a Call for Artists for the wildly popular Community Mosaic Project; people from all creative backgrounds and all ages are encouraged to participate. The Community Mosaic Project was first launched in 2008 in partnership with The Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay as a way to bring together the community and […]

  • Blanche Brown Featured at UUF in February

    In February, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) is featuring artist Blanche Brown. A native of Chicago, Brown is a multi-media artist and community activist who addresses social injustices and their impact on underserved and underrepresented groups. Her work provides a forum for youth, women, minorities and diverse individuals to discuss the challenges […]

  • Poetry Set to Music at “Words on Fire” Concert

    On Feb. 11 at 7 pm, Door County musicians and poets will present “Words on Fire” in the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) Fireside Lobby. Musicians will pair with poets to create a lively coffeehouse atmosphere and a powerful evening of entertainment. This will be the third annual “Words on Fire” concert, after past years’ events […]

  • Door County Libraries to Host Naomi Shihab Nye Discussion Groups

    Poetry discussion groups will gather at three branches of the Door County Library in February and March, in advance of Naomi Shihab Nye’s March 23 visit to Door County. Write On, Door County is sponsoring these discussions to talk about her poetry, as well as her prose. While her collection Transfer: poems will be the […]

  • The Bestseller List: Jan. 29, 2017

      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. A Dog’s Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron 4. Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur 5. Mothering Sunday, by Graham Swift   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION   1. Hidden Figures, by […]

  • Property-Rich Southern Door Pursues Referendum

    Just three days after Gov. Scott Walker announced expanded aid for rural schools, the Southern Door School District held a public forum to discuss why it needs to hold an operational referendum in the April election. “Unfortunately, a lot of the initiatives don’t affect us,” said district Business Manager Mark Logan about the governor’s announcement […]