Peninsula Pulse – Feb. 2-9, 2018

In this issue

  • Southern Door School Board Asks Residents to Contact Legislators

    At its Jan. 29 meeting, the Southern Door Board of Education decided on a 5-2 vote to send a letter to families and the larger Southern Door community, asking them to contact legislators, especially Rep. Joel Kitchens, regarding Assembly Bill 835, which deals with sparsity aid and revenue ceilings. Most of the board members felt […]

  • Hmong Communities Showcases Heritage with Textile Art

    The Hmong American community makes up almost one percent of Wisconsin’s population and represents the largest Asian ethnic group in the state. And yet, some Wisconsin natives would be hard pressed to tell you where the Hmong community emigrated from, and what exactly their story is. Sturgeon Bay Library looks to correct that with its […]

  • Rogue Theater Announces Murder-Mystery Playwright Competition

    Rogue Theater, established in 2013, traditionally opens each season with a dinner theater/murder mystery presented in various locations in Door County and often in other Wisconsin towns. This year, for example, performances will be scheduled in northern and southern Door County, Sturgeon Bay, Green Bay and Tisch Mills, although the play has not yet been […]

  • Corky Siegel Returns with Young Blues Sensation

    When I mention to Corky Siegel that I’ve been checking out 17-year-old Chicago blues singer/guitarist Will Tilson on YouTube, he said, “Amazing, huh?” Yes, truly amazing. If you call up Tilson doing “Hoochie Coochie Man” or “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” and close your eyes, you would never, ever guess that a teenager […]

  • Door County Reads Author on Writing, Refugee Experience

    This year’s Door County Reads book selection is The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, by Kao Kalia Yang. The book is the memoir of a Hmong family displaced by war, a childhood in the Ban Vinai refugee camp, and her family’s experiences making a life in America. The author will give a keynote address at […]

  • Public Meeting on Material Dredged from Sturgeon Bay

    A public meeting to discuss disposal of dredged material from the bed of Sturgeon Bay will be held by the Department of Natural Resources at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Peninsula Room at the Door County government center at 421 Nebraska St. Roen Salvage Company has requested approval from the DNR to dispose […]

  • Annual Valentine’s Show at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery invites the community to Art Show 1 – the Annual Valentine’s Show,  Feb. 3, 10 am – 4 pm. The gallery is full of new work. Have an artful valentine gift this year from one of Plum Bottom’s featured artists:  Angela Olson-Luberger, Luana Coonen, Heather Allard, Erik Hendrick and Noelle […]

  • DPAS Presents New Yearlong Series at their Monthly Meetings

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) will present two programs concurrently at their monthly membership meetings in 2018. The programs are “The Mysteries of our Expanding Universe” and “Astronomy Basics: Exploring the Heavens” are part of a yearlong series. Drawing from and presenting videos from The Great Courses’ “Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side […]

  • Peninsula Preschool Holds its 15th Annual Trivia Night at Alexander’s

    Peninsula Preschool’s 15th Annual Peninsula Preschool Trivia Night will be held Feb. 22 at Alexander’s Restaurant in Fish Creek. Doors open at 5:30 pm and trivia begins at 6:30 pm. Twenty-four teams of six compete in 10 rounds of questions. The cost is $30 per person. Food and beer are included with the registration fee. […]

  • The Bestseller List: Feb. 2, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee The Sun and Her Flowers, by Rupi Kaur The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur News of the World, by Paulette Jiles TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Evicted, by Matthew Desmond 2. On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder 3. 12 Strong, by […]

  • Commentary: Transparent Meeting Laws May Actually Discourage Public Participation

    It seems counterintuitive, but how and when local elected officials are allowed to communicate with one another regarding government business can often lead to decreased public participation during meetings. If you’ve ever attended a municipal meeting, you’ve likely witnessed someone face their fear of public speaking. Stumbling into an awkwardly placed microphone in the middle […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Feb. 2 – 9

    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 February 2, 1877 Petty thieves are getting plenty. We heard of many depredations being committed by them. The people had best keep their seven shooters […]

  • Black Tie Reception at James May Gallery

    James May Gallery is halfway through their January and February exhibit, and they’re holding a black tie reception Feb. 2, 5:30-8 pm. The exhibit, running through Feb. 26, features the work of Craig Grabhorn, Lesley Wamsley, and Jodi Hays. This reception coincides with the monthly art walk on historic Steele Street in Algoma. Come see […]

  • PMF Instrumentalists Open the 2018 February Fest

    The Peninsula Music Festival will present three concerts in three weeks during February. The annual February Fest will feature members of the Festival’s orchestra in the intimate setting of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Ellison Bay. The 2 pm concerts will take place Feb. 10, 17 and 24. All three concerts can be purchased […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Sharing of Information

    Regarding the Jan. 19 article “Wolf Hearing Heats Up,” it’s a strange world we live in where the federal government is threatening states that do not cooperate with ICE but our state government is considering a bill that would prohibit state agencies from sharing information with federal agencies related to wolf hunting. One defender of […]

  • Nature Conservancy Acquisition Nearly Doubles Local Natural Area

    The Nature Conservancy announced that it has purchased nearly 362 acres of gently rolling coastal boreal forest surrounded by the Baileys Harbor Boreal Forest and Wetlands State Natural Area in Door County. When the land is designated as State Natural Area, it will almost double the size of this unique and diverse natural area. The […]

  • Pond Hockey Tourney Fills, Scorekeepers Wanted

    Forty-six teams will take to the ice on Kangaroo Lake Feb. 10 for the fifth Door County Pond Hockey Tournament. It will be the largest field yet for the tournament organized by the Peninsula Pacers. Teams will play in six divisions on 11 rinks flooded on the ice as they fight for the coveted Stanley […]

  • Governor Walker Lays Out Election-Year Agenda

    In his eighth State of the State address to Wisconsin citizens, Governor Scott Walker laid out a vision that included several Democratic policies he has rejected in the past. Supporters deem it a call for bipartisanship, while Democratic leaders are calling it a political charade for re-election. Democrats sitting in the Assembly chamber of the […]

  • Hunter and Firearm Safety Class Feb. 3

    Department of Natural Resources Certified Hunter Education Instructors and Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha invite all individuals interested in hunter and firearm safety to enroll in upcoming Wisconsin hunter education courses offered in Sturgeon Bay. Those taking the hunter education course will also have the option of taking an add-on bow hunter education course. Classes begin […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Feb. 2 – 9

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Feb. 3 @ Saint Lawrence Seminary, 2:15 pm Feb. 5 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Feb. 8 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 2 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Feb. 6 @ Oconto, 7:30 pm Feb. 9 vs. Peshtigo, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Feb. 5 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 […]

  • Door to Nature: Flying Squirrels

    The morning of Tuesday, Jan. 16 dawned a bright clear 5 degrees. Everything in the yard and woods was covered in pure white after the 17 inches of snow that fell from late Sunday night to the wee hours of Tuesday morning. I went out and shoveled the path to the bird feeders, cleaned off […]

  • Call for Water-Related Art

    James May Gallery in Algoma is seeking all mediums of work to be included in an exhibit focusing on water. The work could be about serious topics such as water conservation and protection, but it could also be about the simple beauty of water. The exhibit is titled Art of Water II and will run […]

  • Garden Expo Offers Spring-like Respite in February

    As winter settles over Wisconsin, the 25th annual Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo brings a bit of spring-like warmth to the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 9-11. Event hours are:  12-8 pm, Feb. 9; 9 am – 6 pm, Feb. 10 and 10 am – 4 pm, Feb. 11. Wisconsin […]

  • Ridges Naturalist Leads Hike

    Join a Ridges Sanctuary naturalist for a guided hike on their trails Feb. 3 at 10 am and 2 pm. The Ridges guided hikes cover the cultural and natural history of the ridges and swales. Hikes end at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center with a mug of hot chocolate or coffee. No reservation necessary. Snowshoe […]

  • Manners Matter: Bridesmaid Selection

    Dear Mary Pat, I don’t know how many bridesmaids to have in my wedding. I know this shouldn’t really be that hard of a decision but it is. My fiancé has three close friends and a brother, so it was obvious for him right away. I have close friends from grade school, high school, college […]

  • Artist Talk with Children’s Book Illustrator

    The Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay announces the first event of the museum’s 2018 Second Thursday Program Series:  an artist talk and slide presentation by Door County-based children’s book illustrator Bonnie Leick at 10:30 am, Feb. 8. The event will take place in the main gallery of the museum and is free and open […]

  • Trivia: Which NFL team holds the record for most points scored in a Super Bowl?

    Question:  Which NFL team holds the record for most points scored in a Super Bowl? Answer:  San Francisco 49ers, who won 55-10 in Super Bowl XXIV (1990) against the Denver Broncos.

  • Super Bowl Saturday at TR Pottery

    Celebrate Super Bowl weekend and Fish Creek’s Winter Festival by watching potter Tony Gebauer throw bowls on his potter’s wheel. The gallery will be open 10 am – 2 pm on Feb. 2 and 10 am – 4 pm on Feb. 3. Gebauer will create super large bowls on Friday from 12-1 pm and will […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Feb. 2 – 9

    DOOR COUNTY County of Door:  The Property Committee meets at 9 am Feb. 5. The Technology Services Committee meets at 2 pm Feb. 8. Town of Gibraltar:  The town board meets at 7 pm Feb. 7. Town of Jacksonport:  The Parks Committee meets at 7 pm Feb. 5. Town of Sturgeon Bay:  The town board […]

  • Spring Classic Ride Registration Opens Feb. 1

    Start envisioning roads without ice and begin looking forward to Door County’s spring century ride, the Peninsula Century Spring Classic. The ride returns for its 31st year June 16, 2018. Registration is open now. Sign up early and save $15 off day-of registration fees through March 31. Choose one of four routes of 25, 50, […]

  • Len Villano’s Pic of the Week: Koldwave Fat Bike Race

    Last Sunday, Jan. 28 was the Koldwave Fat Bike Race in Sturgeon Bay. It was a ton of fun to photograph and a real challenge to the riders. An exciting morning for sure. I wanted to capture that excitement, but how do you show speed and motion in a still image? I used a slow […]

  • Tree of Life Yoga Hosting Partner Yoga

    Join RYT 200 yoga instructor Mae Daniels and her assistant Tony Speer on Feb. 10 and 17 at 5:30 pm for a Candlelight Partner Yoga workshop at the Tree of Life Yoga Studio at the Spa at Sacred Grounds in Ephraim. The workshop is for yogis of all skill levels and will be a bonding […]

  • NR 151: A Rare Political Compromise

    In today’s climate, we don’t hear about compromise, civil dialogue and quick political action very often. But groups from northeast Wisconsin rose above the fray to coalesce around a common goal: clean water. Last week, the Natural Resources Board (NRB) unanimously approved the revisions to NR 151, rules governing manure spreading on agricultural land. The […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball Scores and Standings: Jan. 29

    STANDINGS As of Jan. 29, 2018 A League, W-L Door County Fire Co., 19-5 Nicolet Beach Concessions, 18-6 Music Masters DJs, 17-7 Some Spike It Hot, 13-8 Olson Dental, 5-19 Boom Town, 5-16 The Caffeinators, 4-20 B League, W-L Red Room, 24-3 Hatco Serve-Rites, 17-10 Peninsula Podiatry, 13-14 Brick Lot 1, 13-14 Bull Pen, 11-16 […]

  • Evan Henry Awarded WCCCA Academic All State Award

    Evan Henry, a junior at Gibraltar Secondary School, has been awarded the Academic All State Award from the Wisconsin Cross Country Coaches Association for the 2017 Cross Country season. The Academic All State Award is given to cross country athletes who compete at the WIAA State Cross Country Meet and hold a GPA of at […]

  • Pen Players Presents “Go Save Your Life”

    Peninsula Players Theater presents a reading of Go Save Your Life by Nasir Bin Zakaria, as told to Laura Toffenetti, Feb. 5, 7 pm at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor. Go Save Your Life is produced with support and in coordination with Door County Reads and its exploration of The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir by […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens on Walker’s ‘State of the State’ Address

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after Gov. Scott Walker’s State of the State address:  “Gov. Walker did a wonderful job delivering the State of the State address. As a state, Wisconsin has made tremendous progress in the previous year. Among the accomplishments mentioned, I was proud to see that our state’s […]

  • State News: Bankrupt Farms, Tesla, Confederate Monuments

    Western Wisconsin Led Nation In Farm Bankruptcies New federal court data shows the Western District of Wisconsin had the highest number of farm bankruptcies in the country last year. The Western District had 28 Chapter 12 bankruptcy cases filed in 2017, a chapter specifically for family farmers or fishermen. The district includes 44 counties and […]

  • By the Numbers: Explorer 1

    On Jan. 31, 1958, Explorer 1 became the first successful spacecraft launched by the United States, almost four months after the Soviet Union shocked the world with the launch of Sputnik (on Oct. 4, 1957). Its signal ended when the batteries ran out on May 23, 1958. 4 The number of scientific instruments aboard, including […]

  • Love on Holiday Pop-up Show

    Door County Makers Space will host the Love on Holiday artists at a free pop-up show at the gallery. Running Feb. 4-7, the shop will be open 12-4 pm. Artwork by local artists will help inspire the songwriters as they spin the bottle night after night and get to work penning a set of songs […]

  • Michelle Hefty Leads Mammal Tracking Class

    Michelle Hefty, carnivore tracking extraordinaire from Newport State Park, will lead a free mammal tracking class. This class will cover common mammal tracks, carnivore ecology, and an in-field tracking and howling demonstration. On Feb. 8, 2:30 – 5:30 pm at Newport State Park, the class will go into detail on wolf and carnivore tracking and […]

  • Featured Pet: Peanut

    This week the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is featuring Peanut, a 53-lb. border collie mix. She was surrendered to DCHS Jan. 11 due to the owner having too many animals to keep up with. Peanut is young, about 1½-years-old, and energetic. She is very affectionate, sweet and quiet. She may be better suited to […]

  • Applications Opening for School Choice Program

    Online applications for public school open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year, Wisconsin’s public school choice program, will be available on the Department of Public Instruction website beginning Feb. 5 through April 30. Last year, 58,347 students transferred through open enrollment. Application deadlines are firm. Early and late applications are not accepted. Districts will notify […]

  • Walker’s New Tune on School Revenue Limits Comes Too Late for Southern Door

    At a visit to Gibraltar High School Jan. 11, Governor Scott Walker touted initiatives to increase funding to rural and low revenue schools. At Southern Door School, those boasts are ringing hollow. Walker expressed his support for an increase to baseline revenue levels for school districts that have been locked into lower spending levels since […]

  • Instrument Inventor to Perform in BEGIN Series

    BEGIN is a creative music series held in the studio above The Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay. The series features nationally and internationally known artists working in improvised and other creative approaches to sound and instrumentation. The aim of BEGIN is to engage the Door County community in events that accentuate the decisions and actions […]

  • Paint Cedarburg Registration Now Open

    Registration for Paint Cedarburg: a Plein Air Painting Event began Feb. 1. Recognized as the largest gathering of artists in Wisconsin, this one-week event brings 150 plein air artists to the streets and countryside of Cedarburg from June 3-9, 2018. Interested artists should visit the Cedarburg Artists Guild website ( to complete the registration form […]

  • Commentary: When a Career Becomes a Vocation

    While I find it hard to believe so many years have gone by, my rapidly graying head of hair is proof to the world that February 2018 marks my 10th anniversary at the Door County Community Foundation. In his book The Road to Character, David Brooks writes that when you choose a career you are […]

  • Letter to the Editor: An Ethical Resolution

    As I have written in these pages, I am opposed to “shutting down the government” because our government is made up of real persons (not abstractions) who need a steady source of income in return for their legitimate work. But when there seems to be no other way to get the ruling party of our […]

  • Server of the Week: Tammy

    When customers are needing Good choices for good reading, It is Tammy we know Who has our books ready to go!   You’ll see Tammy at the Book Corner As our shelver and sorter, And her bright smile is one of the reasons Our customers return through all seasons.   Thank you Tammy! From your […]

  • Hacienda Brewing Launches This Weekend

    Danny McMahon knows people are having trouble wrapping their minds around the idea of the successful, young Door County Brewing Co. spinning off a new brewery that launches this weekend. “I’ll probably have to explain it another thousand times. I understand it. We knew this was going to happen,” McMahon said, adding that the easiest […]

  • Nominations Open for Hunter Ethics Award

    If a hunter’s action impressed you as kindness, courtesy, respect, responsible – or any way you witnessed a moral compass in action – consider nominating the individual for the annual Wisconsin Hunter Ethics Award for 2017. First awarded in 1997, the annual Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources honor recognizes the hunter whose action are emblematic […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Kudos to Gibraltar Businessman

    In the Jan. 19 edition of the Peninsula Pulse was a story in the Business section about Don and Lynn Grasse and their desire to start a winery near Ellison Bay. The story was positive and uplifting, here are folks that want to add to the richness and beauty of our county. My wife Amy […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Adding to Dialogue

    Thank you to George Krall and Patrick Cerra in the Jan. 19 letters, stating so well what most Americans feel on a daily basis as we see our country continue to descend into unfair, unwise policy changes and coarse twitters. We must end the bigoted biases, the vast income inequality and political corruption which have […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Feb. 2, 2018

    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 look like a crippled dominatrix.” “Can you get me a Patriots jersey? Size M. They’re not allowed in my house.” “Her […]

  • Peninsula Pride Farms Continues Effort in 2018

    Don Niles, founder of Peninsula Pride Farms and owner of Dairy Dreams in northern Kewaunee County, opened the annual meeting of the farmer-led conservation group on Jan. 31 stressing the expectations that have been placed on the two-year-old group. “We have to prove that we’re getting results,” Niles said to a group of nearly 100 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Listening to Everyone

    Yesterday I read that Laurel Hauser, Sturgeon Bay City Council Alderwoman, is sponsoring Listening Sessions and wants especially to talk “with people who may feel differently than I do…” and “I’d like to hear varied perspectives.” I believe this is what is desperately needed in our country today!   If only this perspective would be […]

  • Buy Local Grants Available for Food Industry

    Farmers, groups and businesses involved in Wisconsin’s food industry who are seeking to grow their local markets are encouraged to apply for grants now available through the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program. Since its inception in 2008, the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant program has generated more than $9.4 million in new local food […]

  • Evolve Physical Therapy Now Offering Fitness Classes at Door County Fitness Studio

    Evolve Physical Therapy now offers small group fitness classes in Sister Bay. Classes are designed to promote general wellness with a link between the medical and fitness opportunities in the community. Licensed physical therapist Kelly Fagundes will lead classes at the newly opened Door County Fitness Studio, across from the Country Walk Shops. “Stretch Zone” […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Three-dimensional, Philosophical Semiotics

    Mr. President, As one of your “Deplorables,” out here in “Real America,” fighting to defend your honor and integrity against all the “Fake Americans” who only want to criticize you for sometimes stretching the truth just a teensy bit, I thought maybe I could offer a worthwhile observation that would help all Americans understand your […]

  • Obituary: Henry G. Eckert

    Henry G. Eckert, 96, died peacefully at Scandia Village in Sister Bay on Jan. 27, 2018. The family is honoring his wishes and there will be a Memorial Service held in the Spring at Scandia Village with a graveside service with full Military Honors the same day. A complete notice with date and times will be […]

  • Obituary: Eva L. Erskine

    Eva L. Erskine, 86, formerly of Egg Harbor, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. She was born January 12, 1932 in Marinette, the daughter of the late George and Anna (Demmin) Kusch. Eva graduated valedictorian of her Gibraltar High School graduating class. She lived in the Egg Harbor area […]

  • Obituary: Lois Harriet Rushton

    Lois Harriet Rushton, 89, of Sister Bay, Wisconsin, died at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay on Jan. 20, 2018. Lois is survived by her children Peggy (Rod) Stewart of Hillsdale, Michigan, Cindy Rushton of Hoffman Estates, Illinois, Sue (Jim) Iverson of Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, and Peter (Carol) Rushton of Crown Point, Indiana; […]

  • Obituary: Evan ‘Shelly’ Kjellenberg

    Evan (Shelly) Kjellenberg, 82, of Sister Bay, died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 18, 2018. Born in Peoria, Ill. and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shelly earned a full scholarship to Dartmouth College and finished his last year at Tuck School graduating in 1957. He went on to the University of Chicago Law School and earned a J.D. […]

  • Obituary: Beverly Purves

    Beverly Purves, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, died Jan. 13, 2018, after fighting a courageous battle against lung cancer. She was born to Vernon and Cuba Siler Sept. 25, 1941.  After her graduation from high school, she began a career as an airline stewardess for Braniff Airlines and flew on overseas flights out of Travis AFB […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: Jan. 22-24, 2018

    Jacklene and Seth Campbell, Sister Bay, are parents of a daughter born Jan. 24, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Timothy Nelson and Kristine Champeau-Nelson, Ephraim. Paternal grandparents are Michael and Kathleen Campbell, Farmington, Mo. Grant and Carissa Erickson, Sturgeon Bay, are parents of a son born Jan. 22, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Connie Jewell and Brian […]

  • Ridges Sanctuary Holds Great Waffle Breakfast Feb. 3

    The Ridges Sanctuary invites the community to join their staff and volunteers for the 10th Annual Great Waffle Breakfast Feb. 3, 9-11 am at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Again this year, the Baileys Harbor Town Hall will be filled with the aroma of golden waffles and breakfast sausage. Enjoy your fill of waffles topped […]

  • Peninsula Preschoolers Embrace the Outdoors at The Ridges

    Peninsula Preschool and The Ridges Sanctuary formed a partnership in 2017 where the 4-year-old preschoolers attend school at The Ridges one day per week. In the recent weeks, the kids have embraced learning outdoors in the snow. Extended time for outside play included opportunities for snowshoeing, fort building, tracking animals, searching for chickadees and walking […]

  • Algoma Shanty Days Committee Seeking Endowment Fund Applicants

    The Algoma Shanty Days Committee seeks applicants for the 2017 Endowment Funds. Each year the committee donates money from Shanty Days profits, including those generated by gate admissions, food sales, etc. Previously, the Shanty Days committee has supplied funding for the Friends of the Ahnapee Trail, Algoma Community Band, Kewaunee County Food Pantry, Algoma High […]

  • Learn to Communicate Effectively at Feb. 8 Workshop

    On Feb. 8, 4 – 5:30 pm, learn how to advocate effectively at the Egg Harbor Town Hall, 5242 County I, just outside of Carlsville. Write On, Door County, Door County Civility Project and the League of Women Voters of Door County present this session designed to give effective strategies to communicate requests, opinions and […]

  • Sister Bay Moravian Church Holds Booyah Bash Feb. 8

    The third Annual Booyah Bash will be held Feb. 8, 4:30-6:30 pm at the Sister Bay Moravian Church. The menu includes homemade chicken booyah, bread, salad, dessert and drinks. Bedrock Bluegrass Band will perform during the event and proceeds will benefit Door County Secret Santa, a nonprofit offering heating assistance to local families, and the […]

  • Community Invited to Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s Chili Cook-Off

    The public is invited to the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s Chili Dump on Feb. 11, 1 to 3 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. The coalition will serve chili and invites other chili masters to bring their own favorite chili to compete in a cook-off. To compete, contenders are asked to bring […]

  • Mardi Gras Potluck at Jacksonport Church

    Jameson Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity will be filled with the fragrant smells of traditional Louisiana cooking on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13, for Mardi Gras. The night before Ash Wednesday in Creole and Cajun culture is the culmination of “carnival” – one last fling before the 40 days of Lenten self-denial. […]

  • Celebrate Mardi Gras at Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

    Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay will host their second Mardi Gras celebration, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner,  Feb. 13 at 6 pm. The Sturgeon Bay High School Jazz Band will delight attendees with their talent and there will be bingo, face painting, games and prizes. Pancakes with a topping buffet will be offered […]

  • Doulagivers of Door County Lead Monthly Discussions about End-of-Life Issues

    Doulagivers of Door County will lead their monthly community discussion Feb. 13, 6-7:30 pm at Sturgeon Bay Library. The discussion will be focused on the question, how can I begin a family discussion about end-of-life issues? A short educational presentation will be followed by open discussion. This is a free community event. Pre-registration is appreciated. […]

  • Sevastopol School District Invites Families to 4K Registration Day Feb. 15

    The School District of Sevastopol invites families living in the district with children who will be four years old prior to Sept. 1, 2018, to a 4K Registration Day on Feb. 15 from 7 am to 7 pm. Register for the 2018-19 school year and meet school representatives. This 4K registration is being conducted in […]

  • Blood Drive at Southern Door High School Feb. 16

    The Southern Door Student Council and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive Feb. 16, 9 am – 2 pm in the high school gym. Anyone who is at least 17 years of age, weighs at least 110 pounds or is 16 with parent permission, and is in good health may donate blood. […]

  • Sick of Winter Food & Health Expo Returns to Prince of Peace Church Feb. 17

    The Sick of Winter Food & Health Expo returns to Master’s Cup Coffee House at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Feb. 17, 11 am – 1:30 pm. The public is invited to sample a variety of homemade, cold-fighting soups, chili, breads and cider. Set up in Expo-style, local businesses and organizations will have booths to […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Holds Informational Meeting for Potential Partner Families

    Door County Habitat for Humanity is looking for partner families for upcoming home builds. Habitat is having a public information session to give people the opportunity to learn about the application process and how partnerships work. The event will be held at Knight Barry Title Services, 945 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay, on March 1 […]

  • Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay Opens Application Process for Class of 2018

    The chair of the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay (RCSB) Four-Year Scholarship Committee has opened the application process for Door County Class of 2018 students. Scholarships will be awarded to four-year degree seeking graduates. The focus of the scholarships is on one of the key principles of Rotary, “service above self.” Rotary will award scholarships […]

  • HELP of Door County Receives Grant for Transitional Living Program from Gannett Foundation

    The Gannett Foundation presented HELP of Door County with a grant of $2,500 to support HELP’s Transitional Living Program. Steve Vickman, executive director of HELP of Door County, said, “HELP is incredibly grateful to the Gannett Foundation for their generous support of this much needed program which provides not just rental assistance to individuals fleeing […]

  • Door County Tavern League Makes Donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters

    Patty O’Rourke from the Door County chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Wisconsin accepted a check for $250 from Mike Lautenbach, representing the Tavern League of Door County. This donation will be matched by Wisconsin Tavern League Foundation. During February the following establishments have agreed to sell and display hearts for Big Brothers […]

  • Gibraltar Students Place First in Wisconsin Virtual Business Competition

    Gibraltar marketing students finished first in the Wisconsin Virtual Business Competition and in the top 20 percent internationally. Juniors Ryan Kropuenske and Andras Szalaka recently competed in the online DECA competition – Virtual Business Retailing Simulation. In addition to taking first in the State of Wisconsin, they earned 10th place in the Central Region, which […]

  • Starboard Brewing Hosts Buy Local Mixer Feb. 7

    The Door County Visitor Bureau is holding a Buy Local Mixer Feb. 7, 5:30-7 pm at Starboard Brewing Company. Join business friends and neighbors for mid-winter mingling at the Sturgeon Bay nanobrewery and tour the taproom. Brewers Patrick and Andrew will share their brewing tales and samples of their in-house brewed craft beers. Bluefront Cafe […]

  • DCEDC Seeks Nominations for New Lifetime Achievement Award

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) Board of Directors announces a new Lifetime Achievement Award to salute members of the Door County community who have made a significant impact economically, via business development and operation, civic engagement and community development. This new award is in addition to the annual Door County Industry of the […]

  • Eric Dufek Receives Promotion at Eppstein Uhen Architects

    Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) announces the promotion of Sturgeon Bay native Eric Dufek to Studio Director of the Learning Environments Studio. With a focus on transformational educational environments, Dufek will engage with clients, partners, and the community to ensure the highest level of service. He succeeds Bob Vajgrt, who previously led the Learning Environments Studio […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Jan. 30, 2018

    Crop prices (Jan. 30) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.16 -0.46 $3.04 Soybeans $9.20 -0.80 $9.56 Wheat $3.87 -0.70 $3.42 Oats $3.10 -0.40 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.21/bushel -0.41 New-Crop Corn $3.46/bushel -0.48 Wheat $3.92/bushel -0.65   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Hunter Education Signup is Feb. 3

    Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha invites all individuals interested in hunter and firearm safety to enroll in upcoming Wisconsin hunter education courses offered in Sturgeon Bay. Those taking the hunter education course will also have the option of taking an add-on bow hunter education course. Classes begin at the end of February and the beginning of […]

  • Boudreau Retiring from Door County Humane Society

    Carol Boudreau, shelter operations manager at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus, and former executive director of the Door County Humane Society (DCHS), announced on Jan. 30  that she is retiring. On Jan. 1, 2018, DCHS officially became part of the larger WHS to ensure continued operations for the animals and families of […]