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Peninsula Pulse – Feb. 19 – 26, 2016

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  • Johnny Cash Birthday Fun, Wine Fest & More Weekend Plans

    The final weekend of February 2016 will go out with a bang! Celebrate what would be Johnny Cash’s 84th birthday, help support the Bruemmer Park Zoo, or relax while listening to the beautiful mashup of poets and musicians at DCA’s Words on Fire. Friday, February 26 Johnny Cash Birthday Bash Algoma’s Farm Market Kitchen will […]

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    Unemployment Collection Gets Complicated

    Many of the seasonal Door County businesses close their doors in November and 12 weeks from then, their employees’ lives get a bit more difficult. Changes to work search requirements that began last year are now requiring employees, who expect to be recalled by their employer, to complete four work searches every week after the […]

  • DNR Hosting Online Coyote Chat Feb. 23

    Those interested in learning more about coyotes in Wisconsin are reminded to join Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources experts for an online chat Tuesday, Feb. 23 at noon. Staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging from nuisance wildlife concerns to habitat and behavior. Visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword “chat” to submit questions and […]

  • Peter Sigmann to Present “Wildflowers by Bike” at Crossroads

    On Feb. 28 at 4 pm the Door County chapter of Wild Ones are sponsoring a presentation by Peter Sigmann titled “Wildflowers by Bike.” The presentation will feature a slideshow of photographs of roadsides. A bicyclist photographed the flowers blooming on the roadsides of Door County in spring, summer and fall. The resulting slideshow demonstrates […]

  • Factoring the Arts into the Economy

    By Anne Katz, executive director, Arts Wisconsin I work in the arts, but let me start by talking about the economy. The fundamental reason that the arts are important and worthy of attention and support is because the arts make us human. Without creativity, we’d be robots. But in our rapidly changing 21st century world, […]

  • USDA Sees Strong Demand for Conservation Reserve Program

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reminding farmers and ranchers that the competitive sign-up deadline for its most popular voluntary conservation program, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), is Feb. 26. This will be one of the most competitive general sign-up periods in history, in part due a statutory limit on the number of acres […]

  • Science Snippet: Mapping the World’s Trees

    Who would tackle the task of mapping tree density on planet Earth? Well, almost 40 scientists from all over the globe did just that. After defining trees as plants with woody stems larger than four inches in diameter, the scientists from every continent except Antarctica walked through forests counting trees within pre-established grid patterns. All […]

  • St. John Bosco Hosts “Gala of Giving” March 5

    St. John Bosco parents and students invite the community to their annual “Gala of Giving” on March 5 in the St. John Bosco Gymnasium. The Gala of Giving is an evening of great food, fun, raffles and live and silent auctions. All proceeds benefit St. John Bosco Catholic School. Tickets are $20 per person until […]

  • Learn How to Grow Hops at The Hop Garden

    The Hop Garden will conduct two commercial hop-growing workshops at its seven-acre hop yard, five miles south of Belleville, Wis., or about 20 minutes south of the Beltline from Madison. Workshops will be led by Rich Joseph, co-owner of Joseph Staudt Hop’s and The Hop Garden. The Commercial Hop Growing Workshops are designed for the […]

  • Manners Matter: Feb. 19, 2016

    Dear Mary Pat,   I was very disheartened to see the way that some of my friends responded to Justice Scalia’s death on Facebook. I wasn’t a big fan of the man’s politics and views myself, but I certainly wasn’t celebrating his passing. I know that our country, and our community, is divided by political […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Consider Giving to DOOR CANcer, Inc.

    In a Feb. 5 letter to the editor [“Biggest Bang for Your Charitable Buck” by Sharon Thill], the writer shared some valuable information on charitable giving. We at DOOR CANcer, Inc., would like to share five key reasons why we believe our charity may be a viable solution to many of the issues noted. Your […]

  • McNulty of Forestville To Seek 8th Congressional Seat

    WHAT HAPPENED Terry McNulty has filed his Declaration of Candidacy as a Republican candidate for Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional District and has filed a Federal Election Campaign. McNulty is pro-life and pro-family, and has been married for 23 years to his wife Lori. He and his wife own and operate McNulty Surveying & Mapping. He currently […]

  • Roy Lukes: The Fearless Sharp-Shinned Hawk

    A fearless Blue Jay-sized predatory bird caused me to turn slightly chicken many years ago. The experience undoubtedly helped me to respect these important little “thunderbolts” much more realistically than if I had just read about their attributes in a book. My teaching year just ended and I had come to visit with my parents […]

  • Habitat Hosts Furniture Blitz Fundraiser on March 4

    Habitat for Humanity ReStore announces its second annual furniture blitz fundraiser. With the generosity of the Cherry Point Mall, the ReStore will occupy the former Greisen Appliance location at 1300 Egg Harbor Road for one day only, March 4, 9 am – 7 pm. “We have been blessed this winter once again to hold another […]

  • Celebrate the Centennial of Migratory Bird Treaty

    Thanks to a significant treaty between nations 100 years ago, the diverse birds that Wisconsinites watch, photograph and hunt are protected for current and future generations to enjoy. On Aug. 16, 1916, the United States signed the Migratory Bird Treaty with Canada – the very first of its kind – to protect many migratory bird […]

  • Letter to the Editor: We Are Caretakers of Our Past

    Oh my, Paul Burton suggests that serving alcohol in Ephraim will open up opportunity to have “fine dining” in the village. For that “opportunity,” our village is being asked to give up a very important aspect of its heritage, a part of our culture established by our Moravian founders 163 years ago. Apparently, fine dining […]

  • St. Norbert College to Host Boys Leadership & Development Camp

    St. Norbert College is offering a Boys Overall Leadership & Development Camp (BOLD) July 18 – 22 and July 25 – 29, from 8 am to 3:30 pm on the St. Norbert campus, DePere. The BOLD camp engages boys in grades fourth through eighth in a fun, supportive atmosphere, inspiring them to become their personal […]

  • Inaugural Leap Day Booyah Bash at Sister Bay Moravian

    Sister Bay Moravian Church will hold the inaugural Leap Day Booyah Bash on Feb. 29, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Booyah chicken stew will be served along with bread, fruit, dessert and a beverage. Live bluegrass music will be played by the band 3/5’s Bedrock. All proceeds go toward a mission trip to Moravian Ahuas Medical […]

  • The Climate Corner: Responding to a Moral Imperative

    By Dan Dieterich All the major religions in the world had already made faith statements on climate change long before 2015. In 2009, for example, The Time to Act Is Now: A Buddhist Declaration on Climate Change refers to climate change as the “gravest challenge that humanity has ever faced” and declares that “we must […]

  • Red Cross to the Rescue After Sturgeon Bay Fire

    Just as firefighters were swinging into action to fight the 16-unit apartment fire on Oxford Street in Sturgeon Bay on the bitter cold morning of Feb. 13, volunteers in the Red Cross Disaster Action Team were also gearing up to provide assistance. “I got the call at 4:30 in the morning,” said Ron Maloney community […]

  • Cheers!: Pale Ale, Chicago Style

    A couple of Chicagoland beers made it into the magic fridge recently, courtesy of my colleague Myles Dannhausen, Jr., who was up from his Chicago digs for the recent pond hockey tourney in Baileys Harbor. He asked if he could bring along any beers that we can’t get here. I suggested a couple of Michigan […]

  • Bank of Luxemburg Opens Temporary Branch in Kewaunee

    Bank of Luxemburg opened a temporary branch in Kewaunee at 925 Marquette Drive on Feb. 2, and they plan to break ground for the construction of a permanent Kewaunee location this spring. The permanent location, scheduled to open this fall, will be located at 980 Marquette Drive. This new branch will bring Bank of Luxemburg’s […]

  • By the Numbers: U.S. Slave History

      Compiled by Jim Lundstrom   In honor of Black History Month, we take a look at this nation’s terrible slave history.   26 Percentage of children among the human cargo of a slave ship. As many as 13 percent of them did not survive the voyage.   31 The percentage of all slaves in […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Feb. 19

    Compiled by Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator Joe and the guys at the ice rink are working very hard to make and maintain ice, and hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate. Joe asked me to pass the word along that everybody is welcome and encouraged to come out to the Sports Complex to skate or just sit […]

  • Aging Mastery 10-Week Program to Begin this Spring

    The Door County YMCA and The Senior Resource Center announce that they will offer a 10-week health and wellness program to residents 55 and over beginning in the spring of 2016. The program is called the Aging Mastery Program (AMP). This is a wonderful chance for older adults in our community to participate in and […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Feb. 19, 2016

    GIBRALTAR   Boys Basketball Feb. 19 @ Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Feb. 22 vs. Southern Door, 7:30 pm Feb. 25 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm   Girls Basketball Feb. 23 vs. Brillion – Regional, 7 pm Feb. 26 – Regional #2, TBA   SEVASTOPOL   Boys Basketball Feb. 19 vs. Gibraltar, 7:30 pm Feb. 22 @ […]

  • Hardy Gallery Hires 2015 Intern as Program Coordinator

    The Hardy Gallery welcomes their newest program coordinator, Ann Soderlund, from Green Bay. After a very busy and successful 2015 season, Soderlund served from May through September as the gallery’s intern, and now returns as the newest staff member. She studied Arts Management at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay for four years and graduated with […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The High Price of Idealism

    The middle class has been hanging on by its thumbs for many years. As a recent small business owner of 35 years, I paid into the health care system in my early years with high deductibles to try and save money. As I got older I tried bringing the deductible down thinking I’d be going […]

  • Register Now for Crossroads Trail Run/Walk

    Registration is now open for the seventh annual Crossroads Trail Run/Walk 2k, 5k, 10k on June 18 at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Come as a solo participant or bring the whole family. Major sponsors for the 2016 season include Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay Utilities, and Evergreen Nursery. This event […]

  • Door County Salvation Army Sets New Collection Record in 2015

    The Salvation Army of Door County set a new record for donations collected during 2015’s Christmas Red Kettle Campaign. The amount raised was $44,335, which is five percent higher than the previous record. This marks the fifth year in a row that donations have exceeded $40,000. Of the total, $8,642 was collected in Northern Door […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Crashing Commodity Prices

    Almost all of the graphs showing prices of commodities such as metals, agriculture and energy look like a bumpy slide going further down as the days go on. It’s true that gold is seeing big gains given its implied safety in a volatile market. Lean hogs are also doing well, likely due to their worldwide […]

  • Obituary: Judy Baudhuin

    Judy Baudhuin, 77, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on February 14, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center.  She was born on August 10, 1938, in Sturgeon Bay to Dr. John and Ethel (Green) May.  On August 5, 1961, she married Donald J. Baudhuin in Sturgeon Bay, he preceded her in death on January 23, […]

  • Southern Door North Shore Medical Clinic Is Now Open

    The North Shore Medical Clinic – Southern Door Community opened Feb. 15 with family nurse practitioner Holly Herlache, APNP, providing care. North Shore Medical Clinic – Southern Door Community is a partnership between the Southern Door School District and Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC). A certified family nurse practitioner, Herlache has 10 years experience […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Keep America Safe, Don’t Back Tobacco

    All of our legislators are strumming the harp of “keeping America safe.” Yet, when you look into their backgrounds a good share of them support and take money from industries that are the greatest over-the-counter destroyers of life in the world – tobacco and alcohol. Tobacco kills an estimated six million people annually worldwide. America’s […]

  • Alexander’s Broomball Team Wins Hilander Cup

    At the Northern Door Broomball League playoffs on Feb. 14, the Alexander’s team claimed the Hilander Cup in the championship game against Peninsula Painters with a score of 6-1. Submitted.

  • Full-Day ETC Workshops to Focus on the Arts at Gibraltar

    This is the eighth year that the Friends of Gibraltar (FOG) and the Hardy Gallery have teamed up to bring creative programming to Gibraltar High School in the Exposure to Creativity (ETC) workshops. This year the program will be a full-day experience for all high school students. There will be Studio Art and Art in […]

  • Funding Highlights of 2017 USDA Budget

    The President’s FY 2017 Budget provides $24.6 billion in discretionary resources for the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to invest in rural communities; rural youth; beginning farmers and ranchers; nutrition assistance for vulnerable populations; agricultural research; food safety; and natural resources. This includes: Investing in rural America through programs such as the business and industry loan […]

  • Open Door Birds Now Have Room with a View

    After planning, fundraising, a May 2015 groundbreaking, and hundreds of volunteer and contractor hours, the new Bird Care Center at Open Door Bird Sanctuary (ODBS) welcomed its first resident. In addition to being the “home base” where the Raptor Team volunteers will conduct the care and husbandry for the 10 raptor residents of ODBS, the […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Feb. 19, 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?   “Life’s really sad when you don’t have coffee.”   “This does not work. I tried it at band camp.”   “What […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Feb. 19, 2016

      STANDINGS Regular Season Final Standings A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 35-1 Music Masters DJs, 23-13 Bayshore Powerballers, 19-17 Bay Area Transplant, 9-27 YMCA, 4-32   B League, W-L Regular Season Final Standings Red Room, 37-5 Renard’s Cheese, 31-11 Hatco, 24-18 Econo Double Baggers, 21-21 Para Tran, 18-24 Brick Lot, 17-25 Whiskepedia, 17-25 Peninsula […]

  • Commentary: Wisconsin Needs Certainty on High-Capacity Wells

      By John Holevoet, Director of Government Affairs, Dairy Business Association Last month, the International Dairy Foods Association held its annual Dairy Forum in suburban Phoenix. Not only did the conference provide me great insights on the future of our industry, but the setting highlighted just how extreme some of the proposals for groundwater regulation […]

  • Reps in the News: Feb. 19 – 26

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens announced that four of his legislative initiatives passed the Assembly on Tuesday, Feb. 16. “The Assembly is extremely busy this week and there are many bills being considered this week,” stated Kitchens. “I was happy that my colleagues passed Assembly Bills 174, 493, 664, and 734 and recognized that they are […]

  • Featured Pet: Candy

    Would you like Candy? No, we are not talking about leftover Valentine’s Day candy; we are talking about our very beautiful feline named Candy that has been living at the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) since July of 2015. She came in as a surrender because her previous owner’s children developed allergies and could no […]

  • More Birders Needed for Bird Atlas II

    The Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II needs the help from people who care about Wisconsin’s environment and the role that birds play in it. They need more volunteer birders to join their flock of citizen scientists in 2016. Last year, more than 700 birders statewide participated in the Atlas. This year they’re aiming to grow […]

  • Traven Family Fund Makes Donations to Local Nonprofits

    The Door County Community Foundation recently announced that the gift of the late Lee Traven continues to do wonderful things for Door County. The Traven Family Fund is a permanent endowment that Traven established at the community foundation to forever benefit the charities he cared about the most. For the third year in a row, […]

  • Eight-Player Football Playoffs Set for 2018

    By Justin Skiba   The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s board of control voted to approve a recommendation for the eight-player football division to implement a tournament series beginning in 2018. This would replace the current Jamboree format, which has been used since 2012. The recommendation came from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association who received several […]

  • Obituary: Frank Hanrahan

    Frank Hanrahan, 69, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Bellin Hospital on February 12, 2016.  He was born September 16, 1946 in Amboy, IL to Harold and Adeline Hanrahan. Frank served his country in the U. S. Army from 1963-66. On September 7, 1968, he married Barbara Ann Hunsader in Sturgeon Bay.   He owned and […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Seeks Runners for Charities

    There’s still time to run for a reason at the 2016 Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k. “We’re striving to help our runners raise more than $25,000 for charity in this year’s Run For A Cause program,” said race founder David Eliot. “The sooner you sign up, the sooner we can help promote […]

  • Gibraltar Fire Chief Resigns

    A special meeting of the Gibraltar Town Board on Feb. 11 opened with Fire Chief Caleb Whitney announcing his resignation. “It is not because of politics, because of lack of support, it is simply a function of the economic life that I face,” said Whitney, explaining that he and his wife recently bought a second […]

  • Pet Talk: Why Is Chocolate Bad for Dogs?

    By Sally Salopek   A: What is it in chocolate that makes it harmful to dogs? Q: The ingredient in chocolate that is harmful to dogs is called theobromine. It is a naturally occurring stimulant found in the cocoa bean and is a distant chemical cousin to caffeine. Theobromine is a stimulant that dogs are […]

  • Obituary: Patricia J. Oxenford

    Patricia Jo (Amsden) Oxenford was born Dec. 23rd, 1937, in Carroll, Iowa. I grew up on the Amsden family farm and graduated from Scranton Consolidated School-Scranton, Iowa in 1955. I was a member of Rainbow and was involved in Methodist youth activities. I attended Commercial Extension-School of Commerce in Omaha, Neb. I was employed in […]

  • My Y Weeks to Run through Feb. 26 at Door County YMCA

    To kick off the community portion of their 2016 Annual Campaign, the YMCA is launching My Y WEEKS. My Y WEEKS run Feb. 15 – 26 in both program centers. Two weeks of fun, family friendly events and activities that focus on the importance of the Y in our community. The theme this year is […]

  • Municipal News: Feb. 19 -26

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on Feb. 23. The Parks and Recreation Committee meets at 7 pm on Feb. 24. County of Door: The county board meets at 10 am on Feb. 23. The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm on Feb. 23.  Town of Gibraltar: […]

  • Touring Tavern History: Historical Society Plans Tavern Bus Tour

    It is a Thursday morning and Trudy Herbst isn’t drinking but she is surrounded by tavern life in her Door County Historical Society (DCHS) office. She thumbs through Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars and Breweries by Jim Draeger and pulls up a photo of the Red Room’s beer prices back in 1950. […]

  • Door County History in Pictures: Downtown Brussels, 1910

    Downtown Brussels circa 1910. Photo courtesy of the Door County Historical Museum, 18 N. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Open 10 am – 4:30 pm daily, May 1 through Oct. 31.

  • Framed: Darth Vader at Ministry Door County Medical Center

    The force was strong at Ministry Door County Medical Center, when Darth Vader and one of his stormtroopers (AKA Drs. Paul Filar and James Heise) helped raise funds for the Ministry Door County Dental Clinic. Shown here with members of the Women’s and Children’s Center staff. Submitted.

  • Egg Harbor’s Hands Tied in Cheese Plant Approval

    Egg Harbor residents who oppose plans for an artisan cheese factory/retail store and restaurant across from Wood Orchard Market on Hwy. 42 have brought Not In My Backyard to a whole new level, according to developer and master cheesemaker Mike Brennenstuhl, who said he has received both telephone and email threats from people who said […]

  • Hive Box Construction Tips Shared at Next Door County Beekeepers Club Meeting

    The Door County Beekeepers Club will meet at Crossroads at Big Creek for their monthly meeting on Feb. 23 at 6:30 pm at the Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan St., in Sturgeon Bay. The public is welcome. At the meeting Steve Hupfer will present “What’s Up with the Box?” Hupfer is president of The Brown […]

  • Explore Appel’s Bluff with a Ridges Naturalist Feb. 21

    Make the most of these dwindling days of winter and join a Ridges naturalist on Feb. 21 at 2 pm for a guided hike through the beautiful snowy landscape of Appel’s Bluff. Recently acquired by The Ridges, this 67-acre tract features dense lowland cedar forest with ephemeral ponds and wetlands in the southern portion and […]

  • Poets and Musicians Pair Up for “Words on Fire”

    On Feb. 27 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 last year’s event […]

  • Farm Market Kitchen to Hold “Man in Black Birthday Bash: BBQ, Bourbon and Brew”

    The Farm Market Kitchen (FMK) is announcing the early 2016 event schedule. In response to community input, FMK is cooking up a number of new events, covering interests ranging from pop culture icons, to home and craft brewing, and just plain old excuses to get together; of course, some of the traditional holiday celebrations that […]

  • Jerry Apps

    Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Judge Jerry Apps

    Nonfiction writers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2016 Hal Prize contest will have the chance for their creative works to pass before the eyes of well-known Wisconsin author, storyteller and historian Jerry Apps, this year’s nonfiction judge. Apps has built a career on bringing his childhood stories and coming-of-age experiences to life through more […]

  • Eric Simonson to Lead Björklunden Seminar in June 2016

    From June 12 – 17, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering the seminar “The Grand Synthesis” with Eric Simonson, to be held in conjunction with the Door Kinetic Arts Festival. Since Aeschylus, artists have attempted the ideal of unifying all arts into one. Composer Richard Wagner articulated this concept in his early 19th-century essays, using the […]

  • Introductory Ballroom Lessons Offered through Rogue Theater

    Regional ballroom, salsa and Latin dance instructor Jeffrey Robison (J-Ro) will teach dance lessons at Rogue Theater, 340 Jaycee Ct. in Sturgeon Bay. J-Ro will teach new group, private, wedding and performance team dance classes, as well as coordinating social dance nights providing a variety of dance opportunities for the community. On Mondays, J-Ro is […]

  • Rogue Theater Brings “Under Milk Wood” to UUF

    Rogue Theater’s latest production, Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, returns to the stage for one powerful performance held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim on Feb. 20 at 1 pm. Internationally acclaimed for its eccentricity and adored for its lovelorn lyricism, the play follows the comings and goings of the inhabitants over 24 […]

  • Joe Paquet

    Questions & Artists: Joe Paquet (Part I of II)

    We, living in Door County, are fortunate to have a large number of great artists living and working in the Midwest. This two-part Q&A is with one of these accomplished painters, Joe Paquet. Those readers who remember some of my previous interviews will perhaps remember Derek Davis and recently, Carl Bretzke mentioning Mr. Paquet as […]

  • Baileys Harbor Native Juried into Krappy Kamera Exhibit

    “Ghost Forest” by Arlene Stanger of Baileys Harbor has been juried into the 2016 International Krappy Kamera Competition at Soho Photo Gallery in New York, New York. All images had to be “photographs made with lousy lenses.” “Ghost Forest” is a double exposure taken in Peninsula State Park with a Holga camera, a low-tech piece […]

  • Hike to Find the Birches at Crossroads’ Ida Bay

    Join the Crossroads at Big Creek naturalist for the “Birches at Ida Bay” hike on Feb. 24 at 10 am. At Crossroads’ Ida Bay Preserve the birch trees are particularly striking. The hike will depart from the Zenith Street entrance, but if the snow is extremely deep, participants are invited to stop by the maintenance […]

  • Server of the Week: Haley Adams at the Town of Baileys Harbor

    If you took to the voting polls in Baileys Harbor You likely saw a new face Her name is Haley Adams, the new deputy clerk Who goes about her administrative duties with charm and grace.   In the summer months in Door County She’s a fan of the outdoors, beaches and boats When the cold […]

  • The Bestseller List: Feb. 19, 2016

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Swans of Fifth Avenue, by Melanie Benjamin 2. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 3. My Name Is Lucy Barton, by Elizabeth Strout 4. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah 5. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins HARDCOVER NONFICTION  1. When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi […]

  • The Amish Project

    “The Amish Project” Begins TAP Run March 3

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will start the 2016 season with The Amish Project, to be performed March 3 – 20. Conceived in the wake of the 2006 school shootings in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania, Jessica Dickey’s fictional exploration of a real-life tragedy allows us to glimpse into the world of Amish culture […]

  • Reiki Class Offered at Saguaro Day Spa

    Lynn Schuster, Reiki master teacher and telepathic animal communicator, will present Reiki Level 1 on Feb. 28, 10 am – 5 pm, at Saguaro Day Spa in Sturgeon Bay. Reiki is a type of hands-on bodywork that preserves health and fights disease by using the energy system of the Chakras of the body. During a […]

  • Door County Sled Dogs Give Rides at Wade House

    Embrace the snow this winter by climbing aboard a freight sled and experiencing a sled dog ride at Wade House historic site when representatives of the Door County Sled Dogs present a program and offer dog sled rides on Feb. 27. “The Making of a Sled Dog” program, from 10 to 11 am, will introduce […]

  • Traditional Irish Session at Starboard Brewing on Feb. 20

    The Door County Folk Alliance is hosting two community events in February. On Feb. 20, 4 – 6 pm, there will be a traditional Irish session at Starboard Brewing on Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. On Feb. 27, 7 – 9 pm, there will be a barn dance at the Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish […]

  • Sons of the Never Wrong Take the Stage at Door County Fire Company

    Sons of the Never Wrong will take the stage at Door County Fire Company on March 11 as part of Ministry Door County Medical Center’s “Celebrate Community” winter concert series. The performance begins at 7 pm. Sons of the Never Wrong is a turbo-charged alt-folk trio from Chicago that delivers witty, whimsical songs. Bruce Roper, […]

  • Small Forest to Play Door County Brewing Company Feb. 20

    Small Forest returns to play at Door County Brewing on February 20 at 7 pm. Come by, grab a beer and listen to the musical styling of Small Forest live in Door County Brewing Company’s tap room. “Small Forest is dedicated to creating their own sound with voices raised, drums-a-beating, bass lines grooving, and timeless […]

  • Björklunden Introduces Inaugural Door Kinetic Arts Festival

    Oscar-winning Lombardi playwright Eric Simonson is bringing some major creative talent to Björklunden for the inaugural Door Kinetic Arts Festival in June. The week-long festival will provide Door County residents and visitors a peek at the creative process through two staged readings, a dance presentation and the premiere of a commissioned film by Campbell Scott, […]

  • Birds of Chicago

    Birds of Chicago Releases Second Studio Album

    Just minutes before Birds of Chicago cofounder JT Nero answered his phone for our interview, he found out that National Public Radio had picked up the band’s brand new album Real Midnight for its Feb. 10 First Listen series. It was nine days before the album’s official release date and just one more example of […]

  • Women’s Fund’s Story Slam is Back on March 3 & 4

    Join the Women’s Fund of Door County on March 3 & 4 for their spectacular annual event, Tales of Our Lives – A Story Slam: Empowerment Through Performance. A story slam is more than just storytelling, it’s a rare glimpse into the storytellers’ lives and how they have been transformed into the people they have become. […]

  • Bedrock Bluegrass Band Plays Saturdays at Brew

    Bedrock Bluegrass Band will play traditional and original bluegrass music at Brew Coffeehouse in Ellison Bay. They’ll play Saturdays from 10 am to noon. All tips will go to charity. For more information email [email protected]

  • “Lord of the Rings” Trilogy Screening Begins Feb. 26 at DCA

    On Feb. 26 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a screening of the wildly popular 2001 film Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. This marks the first of three consecutive Friday Lord of the Rings screenings, in which DCA presents all three parts of director Peter Jackson’s film adaptation […]

  • Oboe, Viola and Piano Featured in Feb. 20 PMF Concert

    Peninsula Music Festival’s (PMF) February Fest continues Feb. 20 when PMF principal oboe Eric Olson and violist Ellen Olson arrive from Florida to experience winter in Door County. They will be joined by PMF pianist Judith Jackson. The 2 pm concert will take place at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. The […]

  • Scandia Friends and Family Featured in Latest Meadows Exhibit

    The current exhibit at Meadows Art Gallery, Scandia Family and Friends, takes a somewhat different direction and highlights artwork created by resident artists of Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Collected artwork will also be shown. The show started Feb. 13 and will run through March 12 at the Meadows Art Gallery. The show reception is […]

  • Trivia: Feb. 19, 2016

    Q: What are the original seven wonders of the world, as declared by the ancient Greeks?   A: The Colossus of Rhodes; The Great Pyramid of Giza; The Hanging Gardens of Babylon; The Lighthouse of Alexandria; The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; The Statue of Zeus at Olympia; and The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus