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Peninsula Pulse – Feb. 9-16, 2018

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  • Student Loan Debt Counseling

    Money Management Counselors powered by FI$C CCCS will be providing 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 any source. In addition, Money Management Counselors powered by FISC CCCS will provide speaking engagements […]

  • Cheers!: A Tea-Stained Stout

    I was excited to see Michael on the shelves recently. This beer is named for the keg filler at Lakefront Brewery and is No. 24 in the brewery’s egalitarian My Turn Series, where everyone who works for the brewery gets a turn creating a beer for the rest of us. The six-pack comes with a […]

  • Customized Union Hotel Photo Art Piece Finished

    Erin Tauscher, Baileys Harbor photography artist, finished her largest piece yet. She fit 35 metal plates together and framed them with old barn wood to form the historic image of Union Hotel in De Pere. It all started with a low-quality scanned image of the hotel. She used Photoshop to cut people, signs, powerlines and […]

  • Reps in the News: Gov. Walker Expects Tough Election

    Governor Scott Walker With the gubernatorial race coming up this year, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is stepping up its preparations. Gov. Walker was in Waukesha on Feb. 3, meeting with party members, where he said last month’s race for Wisconsin’s 10th Senate district turned out to be a wake-up call, after a Democrat won […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball Scores and Schedule

    STANDINGS As of Feb. 5, 2018 A League, W-L Door County Fire Co., 22-5 Music Masters DJs, 20-7 Nicolet Beach Concessions, 18-6 Some Spike It Hot, 15-9 Boom Town, 5-19 Olson Dental, 5-22 The Caffeinators, 5-22 B League, W-L Red Room, 26-4 Hatco Serve-Rites, 19-11 Brick Lot 1, 14-16 Bull Pen, 14-16 Peninsula Podiatry, 13-14 […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Feb. 9 – 16

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Feb. 13 vs. Oconto, 7:30 pm Feb. 16 @ Peshtigo, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 9 vs. Peshtigo, 7:30 pm Feb. 12 @ Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Feb. 15 vs. Southern Door, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Feb. 13 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Feb. 16 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball […]

  • The Bestseller List: Feb. 9, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng The Immortalists, by Chloe Benjamin A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles The Woman in the Window, by A.J. Finn Sing, Unburied, Sing, by Jesmyn Ward HARDCOVER NONFICTION Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, by Michael Wolff The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning, by […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support for Dallet

    On Feb. 20, 2018, Wisconsin will hold a primary election to determine which two of three Supreme Court candidates will be on the April ballot. We are supporting Judge Rebecca Dallet. Judge Dallet has worked actively in Wisconsin courtrooms for more than 20 years, first as a prosecutor and for the past 10 years as […]

  • By the Numbers: Top Wisconsin Consumer Complaints

    Telemarketing continues its streak at the top of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) annual list of consumer complaints. “It is critical that consumers continue to report the unwanted and unsolicited calls they receive to DATCP,” said Michelle Reinen, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection. “In an effort to enforce […]

  • A Cappella Group Recorded by the British Library

    American vocal group Bounding Main announces their recent international performance was recorded by the prestigious British Library. This institution is equivalent to the American Library of Congress. Bounding Main is an a cappella vocal group from Chicago that has been performing across North America and Europe for the last 15 years. Their songs have been […]

  • Dinner and Documentary at Greens N Grains

    Greens N Grains will screen the Michael Pollan documentary In Defense of Food Feb. 15. “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants,” said Pollan. With that seven-word maxim, Pollan distills a career’s worth of reporting into a prescription for reversing the damage being done to people’s health by an industrially driven Western diet. In Defense […]

  • Saguaro Day Spa Offers Guided Meditation Sessions

    Relax, reflect, revitalize and rejoice during Third Thursdays Guided Meditation sessions with Lynn Schuster. The next meditation session is Feb. 15, 6:15 – 8 pm at Saguaro Day Spa; sessions continue on the third of every month. Schuster will gently guide participants through a loving meditation. All are welcome; no previous experience necessary. A donation […]

  • Town of Sevastopol Candidate Forum Feb. 28

    The League of Women Voters of Door County urges voters in the Town of Sevastopol to mark their calendars for a candidate forum to be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 pm. (Snow date is Monday, March 19, at 7 pm.) The forum will be held at the Sevastopol Town Hall, Highway 57, next to […]

  • Curious George Visits Crowd at Sturgeon Bay Library

    More than 190 children and adults attended the Annual Winter Children’s Party with Curious George Jan. 27 at the Sturgeon Bay Branch of the Door County Library. Those gathered enjoyed Beth Lokken, youth services librarian, reading books projected onto a large screen, photos and high-fives with George, a boat building craft from newspapers, various games […]

  • Foxconn Seeks 7 Million Gallons a Day from Lake Michigan

    The Taiwanese tech-giant Foxconn is seeking permission to draw seven million gallons of Lake Michigan water daily to support its 1,200-acre campus proposed outside of Racine. The location of the $10 billion site and the company’s plan to return approximately 60 percent of the water back into Lake Michigan is triggering heightened scrutiny under the […]

  • Ski for Free and Master Gardeners Lecture Offered at Crossroads

    Snow conditions permitting, Crossroads at Big Creek will continue to offer the Ski for Free program. Ski for Free is offered on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 3:30 pm. Ski equipment and snowshoes in a wide range of sizes will be available from the Maintenance Building, free of charge. This program is staffed […]

  • Purchase Kewaunee County Real Estate Records Online

    A new service provided by the Kewaunee County Register of Deeds gives the public the option to purchase copies of real estate records online. You can find a link to records by clicking Real Estate Search & Copies under the “Quick Links” section on the county website, kewauneeco.org. A preview of the record details is […]

  • Algoma Authorizes Phase I of Crescent Beach Plan

    This summer, the City of Algoma will complete the first phase of planning for its Crescent Beach Improvement Plan with the engineering firm SmithGroupJJR. Supported by two grants from the Fund for Lake Michigan and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the improvements will take a big step in addressing water quality at the beach. The […]

  • State News: Gas Tax, Deficient Bridges, Kimberly-Clark

    Nearly 1,200 Bridges In ‘Deficient’ Condition A new report finds 8.7 percent of Wisconsin’s bridges have at least one key component in poor condition, or worse – making about 1,200 bridges in the state what’s considered “structurally deficient.” Seven of the most traveled bridges on the list are in southeastern Wisconsin. The American Road & […]

  • Michigan Governor Calls for Carp Partnership

    Last week Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the creation of a new Great Lakes Basin Partnership to Block Asian Carp to reduce the risk of the invasive fish from entering the Great Lakes. In particular, Snyder wants to focus strategic and financial resources to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan, which proposes reducing […]

  • Framed: Snow Much Fun at the Grandparents’ House

    Coralee Pereira, of Belgium, Europe, had fun making an igloo at her grandparents’ home in Ellison Bay. Submitted by Lee LeVoy.

  • Bob Dylan Lyrics Unfold in PenArt Exhibit

    Reaching heights above two stories, 44 hand-stenciled banners by Baileys Harbor artist Skye create dramatic, fabric alleyways that envelope gallery visitors in the lyrics of Bob Dylan. These banners make up the exhibit, Shakespeare’s in the Alley: A Tribute to Bob Dylan, on display Feb. 9 – March 17 at Peninsula School of Art. The […]

  • DCA Fills Weekend with a Film and Lecture

    On Feb. 16 and 17, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a lively weekend with a film and lecture on tap. DCA will present a screening Feb. 16, 7 pm, of the Academy Award-winning film Moonlight. The film tells the tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining […]

  • The Search for La Salle’s Lost Ship ‘Le Griffon’ Continues

    In his day, 17th century French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur [Lord] de La Salle, was considered haughty, temperamental and reckless. Some thought him arrogant and self-serving. And at least one person called him a mad, crack-brained adventurer. Steve Libert knows the feeling. “I’m not some kook, like the State of Michigan might tell you,” Libert […]

  • District 19 County Supervisor Primary Questionnaire

    Three candidates are vying for the seat being vacated by Don Sitte, so a primary election will be held Feb. 20 to determine which two candidates will face off in April. The 19th District encompasses Ward 2 of Baileys Harbor and Ward 3 of Liberty Grove. The League of Women Voters of Door County is […]

  • Trivia: The 1980 children’s book “The Twits” was inspired by Roald Dahl’s hatred of what?

    Question:  The 1980 children’s book The Twits was inspired by Roald Dahl’s hatred of what? Answer:  Beards. He once described them as “hairy smoke-screens behind which to hide.”

  • Server of the Week: Jeff Shallow

      Whether casual grub or fine dining is for you There’s nothing at the grill Jeff can’t do He’ll soon be your new favorite cook At the Bayside Tavern and Whistling Swan too!   The Chicago native has a knack For gemstones and jewelry So stop by for a beer and a snack And Jeff […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Candidate Forum Video Available Online

    Eight candidates for the Sturgeon Bay City Council took part in a candidate forum on Feb. 5, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Door County. A primary election will be held Feb. 20 for District 2 and District 6 candidates, which include, respectively, David Hayes, John Lodl and Bob Starr (incumbent Ron Vandertie […]

  • Peruvian Ceramics Lecture at DCA

    Debbie Kupinsky, assistant professor of sculpture at St. Norbert College, will present the lecture “Love and Sacrifice: Pre-Columbian Ceramics in Peru” on Feb. 10, 10 am at the Door Community Auditorium. In her lecture, Kupinsky, who maintains an active ceramics studio in Appleton, will explore the naturalistic and representational approach of Moche ceramics, the stylized […]

  • Letter to the Editor: We Need a Better Way

    Maybe some of you read the same article that I did. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics more than one half of American babies are at risk for malnourishment. Quite a statistic for one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Does it have to be that way? Is our economic system so perverse […]

  • Restore Balance and Harmony with Sound Wellness Spa

    Sound Wellness Spa is holding four group sound immersion events in February. Sound vibration helps restore balance and harmony to the mind, body and spirit. Experience a gong, Tibetan bowls and other instruments. Sound immersion releases and enhances the body’s innate ability to heal. Classes are scheduled for Feb. 13, 10-11:15 am and 6-7:15 pm; […]

  • Door County Wine Fest Finds New Home

    The Door County Wine Trail announces plans for the third annual Door County Wine Fest on June 30 in a new location – Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy unlimited tasting of award-winning Door County wines from eight local wineries, paired with complementary cheese, and relaxing music. There will also be live entertainment on the […]

  • Manners Matter: Sick Days

    Dear Mary Pat, My husband insists on going to work even though he has a bad cold, possibly the flu. He worries about how it looks to his boss if he isn’t there. I think his boss would prefer that he stay home and get better and keep his coworkers from getting sick. He thinks […]

  • Cynthia Stiehl and Ben Larsen Perform in the DCA Fireside Lobby

    On Feb. 10, 7 pm at Door Community Auditorium (DCA), mezzo soprano Cynthia Stiehl will perform a concert of “loving songs” in the fireside lobby. Known for her recitals of American art song, opera, and musical theater, Stiehl’s repertoire extends from Bach to Gershwin and beyond. She has appeared as a guest soloist with symphonies, […]

  • Lost Moth Gallery Features Dan Navarro in March Concert

    Lost Moth Gallery presents Dan Navarro in concert March 8 at 8 pm. For more than 30 years, Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career. Navarro started his career as a songwriter, often working with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar, The Bangles, Jackson […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Wake Up, Door County

    As a frequent visitor and supporter of tourism to Sturgeon Bay (I started in 1964 as a child), I watch and read from afar about your beloved granary and the ensuing battle over its future existence. Please don’t make the same mistake as St. Louis and tear down an irreplaceable landmark. Here is why… St. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thoughtful Deliberation Needed on ‘Welfare Reform’

    Governor Walker has called for a special session of the Legislature to begin work on a package of bills related to “welfare reform.” Interestingly, the term “welfare” has long been thrown around loosely to describe any program for the poor – from food stamps to housing assistance. Traditionally the term has referred to the federal system […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Feb. 9 – 16

    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 9, 1876 A mysterious light near the mouth of the bay, not far from the point on the south side has attracted considerable attention for […]

  • Jerry Apps Paperbacks Share ‘Stories from the Farm’

    Paperback editions of two Jerry Apps classics – Every Farm Tells a Story: A Tale of Farm Family Values and Living a Country Year: Wit and Wisdom from the Good Old Days – are now available from Wisconsin Historical Society Press. In both books, the noted rural storyteller preserves memories of life on his family […]

  • Local, Professional Sports Standings: Feb. 4

    Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Southern Door, 12-1, 14-4, .923 Kewaunee, 9-3, 11-6, .750 Gibraltar, 8-4, 12-6, .667 Algoma, 8-4, 8-7, .667 Oconto, 7-6, 12-7, .538 Peshtigo, 6-6, 11-7, .500 Green Bay N.E.W., 4-9, 4-15, .308 Sturgeon Bay, 2-11, 4-14, .154 Sevastopol, 0-12, 4-14, .000   Boys Basketball […]

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Features Gibraltar Student Poets

    In the first year of the Emily Dickinson Poetry Series, 2009-2010, a Gibraltar High School student was the featured reader. The reading was such a success the poetry series organizers felt compelled to encourage more student readers. One reading each year was established just for students. The audiences have been moved by the depth and […]

  • Show Your Library Love

    Celebrate Valentine’s Day by coming to your favorite Door County Library Branch on Feb. 14 & 15 to get an “I Love Door County Libraries” sticker and share a photo on Facebook with a custom “I Love Libraries” filter. There is a total of 17,566 public libraries in the United States, including eight branches serving […]

  • Municipal News: Feb. 9 – 16

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm Feb. 13. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm Feb. 15. County of Door:  The Highway Committee meets at 10 am Feb. 12. The Emergency Services Committee meets at noon on Feb. 12. The Board of Health […]

  • Gardner Gab: Meet Town Plow Truck Driver Kevin Stauber

    by Michele Ploor Hello, Town of Gardner residents. Know of someone I should talk to or have anything to share? Email me at [email protected] Recently I had the privilege to spend some time speaking to Kevin Stauber, our town plow truck driver. Kevin has worked for the Highway Department for four years. He has also […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Common Sense?

    Rarely have I been so subtly and yet blatantly astonished by a “common sense” column. The Feb. 2-9 authored by the Egg Harbor administrator scored a goal! I note that the author lists his previous residences were Michigan and Florida. He also expressed in an article in the Peninsula Pulse, that he would work to […]

  • Author Miranda Paul to Visit Door County Schools

    Door County School Library Media Specialists at all four mainland schools are working together to bring Wisconsin children’s author Miranda Paul to visit Door County Schools Feb. 12-15. Paul is an award-winning author of One Plastic Bag and Water is Water, both named Junior Library Guild selections. Her titles have received starred reviews from School […]

  • Johnson’s Park Solidifies Hold On First in Broomball

    Johnson’s Park shut out the Peninsula Painters 4-0 to put a stranglehold on first place in the Northern Door Broomball League in week four. Griffin Cole scored two goals for Johnson Park. Alexander’s shut out Door County Brewing Co. 11-0 as Brian Tourmo notched four goals for Alexander’s. And in the nightcap, e-Tailer, Inc. topped […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Achievements of Paul Ryan

    I felt it important to note some of the many achievements of Paul Ryan on behalf of the citizens of Wisconsin and the U.S. First, his efforts to destroy the Affordable Care Act and cause millions to be without health insurance coverage is noteworthy and should be remembered. Second, his embrace of the tax bill […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Dismantling and Disposition of Our Historical Granary

    Will the pieces of the granary be sold to the highest bidder? And will the pieces be sold separately or will priority be given to keeping the granary whole? So that it can be reassembled and retain as much of its historical value as possible? My personal feeling is that our city fathers (staff and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: No Alternatives to Food

    Regarding your note “Western Wisconsin Led Nation in Farm Bankruptcies,” it’s a shame that President Trump chose “big, beautiful coal” as his poster child for MAGA when everyone knows that it was farmers that made America great in the first place. There are many alternatives to coal but no alternatives to food. If you accept […]

  • Door to Nature: Ice and American Tree Sparrows

    The snowstorm of mid-January brought 17 to 18 inches of dry powdery flakes that were easily shoveled away from the feeders. I was not concerned with the seven gray squirrels being able to jump from the piles to the feeders because the snow was so soft and non-supportive. Then Jan. 22 brought eight hours of […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Feb. 9, 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’m not feeling enthusiastic about wet things in spring.” “Free advice from a semi-successful hermit.” “He’s Sundaying on Saturday.” “Are you ready […]

  • Art and Redemption

    From Feb. 5 to March 25, the community has an opportunity to see art at the UU Gallery that is not usually featured in Door County. DarRen Morris is a self-taught artist who has been in prison since 1994, when he was 17. Painting in acrylic on cardboard, along with Rastafarian religion, served as a […]

  • Hall of Fame Inductee Continues to Support Boys and Girls Club

    The newest Green Bay Packers player to get the call from the Pro Football Hall of Fame has long been a hall of famer to one local organization. Jerry Kramer, the Packers legend who led the way for Bart Starr to sneak into the end zone to win the famous Ice Bowl in 1967, is […]

  • Charlotte Lukes Leads Two Bluebird Programs

    Charlotte Lukes will present a bluebird monitoring program for participants in the annual Ridges Sanctuary bluebird nest box building workshop. The event will be held March 17, 10 am to noon at the Cook-Fuller Center at 8166 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor. The cost for the workshop is $10 for Ridges Sanctuary members, $13 for general […]

  • Obituary: Mary Wery

    Mary Frances Wery, 58, of Green Bay passed away at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center on February 2, 2018.  She was born April 24, 1959 in Algoma to Kenneth and Marion (Lauscher) Wery. Survivors include her mother, Marion Wery, Forestville; six siblings, Debbie (Jim) Nell, Diane Wery, Julie (Mark) Cole, Dennis Wery, Nancy (Jim) Anderson […]

  • Obituary: Gerald Frederick Schmidtke

    Gerald Frederick Schmidtke, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Sturgeon Bay Health Services on Feb. 2, 2018.  He was born July 25, 1935, in Sturgeon Bay to John and Dora (Wolske) Schmidtke.  On June 17, 1967, he married Rosalie Rickert in Milwaukee.  Gerald worked at Bay Shipbuilding for 22 years. Survivors include his wife, […]

  • Obituary: Rev. Roald Christian Haugen

    Rev. Roald Christian Haugen, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died Feb. 1, 2018 at Door County Medical Center. He was born May 23, 1928 in Eau Claire to Alfred and Dena (Julson) Haugen. On June 20, 1952, he married Marilyn Siggens at the First Baptist Church of Eau Claire. Survivors include his wife, two sons, Tim […]

  • Obituary: William ‘Bill’ Brophy

    October 9, 1922 – January 24, 2018 William “Bill” Brophy was born in Rockford, IL to Allen O. Brophy and Ruth Tucker Brophy. After completing his early education in Rockford, during which time he earned his pocket money delivering newspapers and playing cornet professionally in dance bands, Bill attended the University of Illinois where he […]

  • New Diabetes Prevention Classes to Begin at Door County YCMA

    New classes will soon start for the Door County YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. Informational sessions will be held Feb. 9 at 9:45 am and Feb. 13 at 5:30 pm. If you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes, small, measurable steps can be taken to reduce your risk. Lose weight, boost energy and reduce your […]

  • St. John Bosco Holds Open House Feb. 9

    St. John Bosco School is holding an open house Feb. 9, 8 am – 4 pm, for any families interested in learning more about their 4K – eighth grade program. The school offers fundamental programming in reading, math, Spanish and the arts. A nationally recognized STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program – Project Lead […]

  • 2018 United Way Endowment Fund Grant Applications Now Available

    Applications are now available for the 2018 United Way of Door County Endowment Fund Grants. The United Way Board of Directors established this fund in 1997 to assist in the future financial stability for the organization and our community. They are pleased to announce that the amount of money available for Endowment Fund Grants for […]

  • Free Health Program at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church

    Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church is hosting the free health program “Moving Your Way to a Healthy Heart” on Feb. 14, 4 pm. Callie Barber, supervisor of Cardiopulmonary Rehab at Door County Medical Center, will lead the presentation. A soup supper will be held after the program. Everyone is invited. The church is located at […]

  • KICK Coffee Muffin Sales to Benefit United Way of Door County

    For every muffin sold at KICK Coffee during February, 50 cents will be donated to United Way of Door County. The funds donated will go toward United Way’s Annual Campaign need for 2018. To learn more about United Way, go to unitedwaydc.com. KICK Coffee is located at 148 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay. To learn […]

  • Friends of Peninsula State Park Accepting Applications for 2018 Studies

    The Research Grant Committee for the Friends of Peninsula State Park is accepting applications for 2018 studies. Up to $1,000 grants are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students looking to expand their education and get their work published. The committee is open to a broad range of ideas and interests, and encourages submissions from any […]

  • ‘Herbs and Health Care’ Is Next Topic of Community Health Program

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs Feb. 18, 4 pm, with “Herbal Medicine” at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. David LaLuzerne, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, will present information on herbs and health care. LaLuzerne  practiced as a staff pharmacist in both hospital and […]

  • Boys & Girls Club of Door County Holds Weekly Dinners for Members

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County (BGCDC) invites all area young people to join them for dinner three nights per week, and a $10 annual membership card is all that’s needed. From February through mid-June, it adds up to more than 50 dinners to be enjoyed with peers and friends. “We serve nutritious […]

  • Technical College Scholarships Available from Sturgeon Bay Rotary

    The Rotary Service Above Self Vocational/Technical Robert Muckian Scholarships have been awarded for the past 12 years to deserving high school graduating seniors who are planning on attending a two-year accredited technical college. Students who are selected must have a 2.0 GPA, be involved in school extracurricular activities and demonstrate service to others in their […]

  • Trade Time and Skills in Door County Time Exchange

    Sherry Koenig, Chas Hartl and Jean (Gwen) Severson encourage Door County residents to join the Door County Time Exchange, which is modeled after Edgar Cahn’s TimeBanks concept. Their goal is to create a membership of people from all walks of life who can offer their talents and skills to each other. As a member, every […]

  • Families Invited to Southern Door School District’s Child Development Day

    The Southern Door County School District will hold Child Development Day on March 1, 8 am – 6 pm. In the event of inclement weather, the screening will be held March 8. This is a free community service which will provide information and assessment on how children are developing. Parents with young children ages 2 […]

  • Weather Wizard: Walking Across the Bay of Green Bay

    It’s 6:30 am, and I’m standing barefoot in the backyard. The temperature is one degree…one. It’s twilight, and to my left, I can begin to make out the rich green needles of a white cedar. Four inches of crystalline snow blanket the ground, cover my feet and brush my ankles. I lean over and gently […]

  • Isherwood: How to Dress Warm

    Weather forecasters like NOAA include advice of how to dress for a cold winter’s day. Never mind for Northerners alerting the hazard at a measly zero degrees seems a touch wimpy. Once zero wasn’t cold enough to be considered hazardous, and that with six volt batteries and a hand crank. This warning demonstrates the remarkable […]

  • Questions & Artists: Children’s Book Illustrator Bonnie Leick

    “I always judged a book by its cover when I was a kid,” Bonnie Leick admits. “I’d go to the library and be like, ‘That’s a beautiful book! I don’t care what the story is.’” It’s not an admission of guilt but a pinpoint of childhood interest that inspired Leick’s eventual career as a children’s […]

  • Pet Talk: Rare Submissive Grin Can Be Mistaken for Aggression

    Q:  We have a very friendly Golden Retriever who always shows her teeth when people first arrive at the house to visit. We know she is being friendly, but some people become scared when they see her showing her teeth like this. We think it is cute, but how can we convince people she is […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Feb. 7, 2018

    Crop prices (Feb. 7) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.19 -0.45 $3.04 Soybeans $9.05 -0.80 $9.56 Wheat $3.86 -0.71 $3.42 Oats $3.13 -0.40 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.23/bushel -0.41 New-Crop Corn $3.46/bushel -0.48 Wheat $3.92/bushel -0.65   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Featured Pet: Bandit

    Meet Bandit, a 54-lb. lab/German shepherd mix. She was surrendered to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) on Jan. 11 due to the owner having too many animals to keep up with. She is young, about two-years-old and energetic. Bandit is very affectionate, sweet and quiet. She loves to give kisses and sitting on laps. […]

  • Visuals Inspire Lyrics at Love on Holiday Song Fest

    Pottery, textiles and a short film are among the visual arts that were mined for lyrical inspiration this week by 30 musicians preparing for this weekend’s seventh annual Love on Holiday songwriting festival in Sturgeon Bay. This is the fourth consecutive year of the music-art mashup at Love on Holiday, the Music Motel’s wintertime invitation […]

  • Rare Pair of Perfect Games Rolled at Sister Bay Bowl

    History was made in Sister Bay on Feb. 1 during league play when two men bowled perfect games at Sister Bay Bowl. “First time ever two 300 games bowled in league one night at Sister Bay Bowl,” said the message from Door County United States Bowling Congress Vice President Jason Daubner. “It was a good […]

  • Speaker to Address Emotional Intelligence at Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Presentation

    On March 6 at 8:30 am, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) will host Bill Marklein, founder and CEO of Employ Humanity, at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center. The presentation is titled “The Ride of Emotional Intelligence for Humanity,” and is free to SBVC members and their staff. A $20 donation at the door […]

  • Lane Taylor Named Guest Speaker for Sister Bay Lion Club’s Packer Night

    The Sister Bay Lions Club announces Lane Taylor will speak April 9 at Packer Night at the Sister Bay Bowl. Taylor played four years for Oklahoma State and signed with the Packers in 2013. He started all 16 games for the Packers last year playing left guard on offense. He and his wife Casey have […]

  • Hatch Distillery Breaks Ground in Egg Harbor

    Ground was symbolically broken in the Village of Egg Harbor on Feb. 9 for the Hatch Distilling Co., a 7,250-square-foot distillery and tasting room that will open this summer. Excavation started Feb. 12 and footings will be poured Feb. 19. The distillery will be located at 7740 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor. “Our plan is […]

  • Janine Buechner Wins First in Professional Picture Framers Association Competition

    Artists Guild announces Janine Buechner, MCPF, won first place in the 2018 PPFA (Professional Picture Framers Assoc.) International Framing Competition. Buechner is Door County’s only Master Certified Picture Framer and one of only 100 in the world. The purpose, goals and objectives of framing competition are to encourage the creativity of PPFA members, to establish […]

  • Full-Service Travel Agency Relocates to Door County

    Ann Vander Wyst, TravelTrends by Ann LLC, an independent agent in the Avoya Travel Network, has relocated her residence and travel agency to Door County. Prior to this move, she had been working at storefront travel agencies in the Fox Valley for 19 years until she joined the Avoya Network three years ago. Her agency […]

  • Awards Presented at ERA Starr Realty Awards Banquet

    ERA Starr Realty held its annual Awards Banquet Jan. 27 at the Mill Supper Club in Sturgeon Bay. Awards were presented to the top producing agents for the year 2017. Broker Robert Starr conducted the ceremonies congratulating agents on a very successful year, emphasizing that ERA Starr again listed and sold more properties in Door […]

  • Farm Service Agency Reminds Foreign Persons to Report Agricultural Land Holdings

    Tim Siehr, executive director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Door County, reminds foreign persons with an interest in agricultural lands in the United States that they are required to report their holdings and any transactions to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. “Any foreign person who acquires, transfers or […]

  • Door County Products at Fox River Mall

    Door County Christmas at the Fox River Mall in Grand Chute had a successful November and December with a number of Door County businesses and Wisconsin crafters selling from the site. The owner, Jon Kugle, signed a lease for 2018 through December to secure a location for next holiday season. He’s looking for businesses and […]