Peninsula Pulse – Jan. 13-20, 2017

In this issue

  • Emma Toft Film, NFL Championship Games, & More Weekend Plans

    Fill your winter weekend with a dose of Door County poetry, art, music and environmentalists with our selection of events for the coming weekend. Friday, January 20 Peace of Poetry Celebrate the legacy of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. with Write On, Door County’s Poetry of Peace/Peace of Poetry reading. Guests are invited […]

  • Obituary: Bernard ‘Bernie’ George Lienau

    Bernard “Bernie” George Lienau, 74, of the Town of Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, died Sunday evening, January 8, 2017 after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. He was born October 6, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Bernard Joseph Lienau and Marion Catherine (Schmelzer) Lienau. Bernie grew up attending Corpus Christi Parish and School […]

  • Obituary: Helen Ann Ploor

    Helen Ann Ploor, 71 years of Sturgeon Bay, Town of Sevastopol, was called to eternal rest on Friday morning, January 6, 2017 at her home, following complications after her open heart-surgery. She was born May 1, 1945 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Henry and Mildred (Writt) Conlon. She was graduated from Sturgeon […]

  • Obituary: Lorraine Mengert

    Lorraine Mengert, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday morning, January 6, 2017 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF. She was born in Milwaukee on March 15, 1927, the daughter of the late Frank and Pearl (Miller) Neuens. Lorraine graduated from West Division High School in 1945 before graduating from Milwaukee State Teachers College with a degree in Art […]

  • Obituary: Marlys Rae Trunkhill

    Marlys Rae Trunkhill, 77, of Sturgeon Bay, died January 6, 2017, at Scandia Village in Sister Bay.  She was born October 29, 1939, in Evansville, WI to Jinx and Gertrude (Feldt) Trunkhill.  On August 15, 1981, she married Paul Klapatch in Green Bay. Survivors include her husband; one son, Seth Wiederanders, Sturgeon Bay; one daughter, Sharon […]

  • Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Moral Beacon of the Civil Rights Movement

    Perhaps the most telling personal moment between Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife, Coretta Scott King, in the 2014 film Selma comes in a scene where she says she is feeling oppressed by “The constant closeness of death.” During the brief 13 years he served as the moral beacon of the civil rights movement […]

  • By the Numbers: Martin Luther King Jr.

        In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 16, we look at some numbers associated with Dr. King.   15 King’s age when he entered Morehouse College. He was allowed to skip the 9th grade, and after completing his junior year in high school, he passed the Morehouse entrance exam.   25 […]

  • Framed: Williamson Family

    Peninsula Pulse writer Patty Williamson recently celebrated the holidays with her entire family of 39 at her St. Louis home. Submitted.

  • Cheers!: Speedway Stout, Black Gold from AleSmith Brewing

    Checkered flags on a bomber bottle? It must be Speedway Stout from AleSmith Brewing of San Diego. AleSmith is another brewery run by a homebrewer – Peter Zien – who wanted to take his award-winning beers to the public. It’s a success story I never tire of hearing. Speedway is an imperial stout brewed with […]

  • Manners Matter: How to Deal with a Party Crasher

    Dear Mary Pat, I have an acquaintance who just shows up at places uninvited. He has an uncanny knack for knowing when a party is happening or a business function is taking place. Sometimes, it is really inappropriate such as when he showed up at our buddy’s wedding reception. There wasn’t a place set for […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Niagara Escarpment Lessons

    The thought of viewing planet Earth from outer space eons ago, before life existed on this 8,000-mile-wide sphere, boggles the mind. Undoubtedly one of the potentially visible landmarks was a feature that today is called the Niagara Escarpment. Appearing like a gigantic bull’s-eye, measuring approximately 300 miles from its west edge to its east edge, […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Jan. 13, 2017

    OVERHEARD Are there tidbits 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?   “It’s not sexual harassment if we’re not at work.”   “Whoa, there’s more kids than humans in here.”   “Oh no, […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: News from this week’s past, Jan. 9-12

    Here’s a collection of news items from defunct Door County newspapers from this week in our county’s history. 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, Jan. 9, 1874 Mr. Cochem’s team broke […]

  • Waterfront Lawsuit Against Sturgeon Bay Goes to Trial

    After denying summary judgment to both parties in the Jan. 10 opening salvo in the case brought against the City of Sturgeon Bay by a group called Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront (herein known as the Friends), Judge Raymond Huber of Waupaca County had some advice for the separate attorneys. “I encourage counsel […]

  • Pet Talk: Cat Chatter is Common

    Q: Is there a reason my cat’s teeth chatter when he is looking out the window at the birds on the feeder? A: This is a behavior that alarms many cat owners the first time they witness it. But not to worry, it is very common. For people who have not seen this particular behavior, […]

  • Server of the Week: Katie Faulkner

      Meet one of the curators of Bargains’ treasures galore, The wonderful Katie Faulkner, a dedicated volunteer since 2004. Posted in the back room to accept and price what you donate Her ability to multitask is certainly first-rate!   More than 6,000 hours volunteered, now that is dedication! Did I mention it earned her a […]

  • Residential Facility Employee Admits to Theft

    At the end of December, police were notified that a 97-year-old resident of a community-based residential facility might be the victim of a theft. Through an investigative operation, police identified the suspect as an employee of the facility. The suspect, a 39-year-old female from Kewaunee, was stealing money from the resident’s wallet that was kept […]

  • Members Say Goal of Peninsula Pride Farms is Conservation, Not PR Scam

    Almost immediately after the March 31, 2016, announcement of the creation of an environmental stewardship coalition created by farmers calling themselves Peninsula Pride Farms, the Pulse started getting messages from people saying we had to expose the group for being just a “public relations” scheme for industrial farms. While it’s true that one of the […]

  • Featured Pet: Barney

    Barney recently came into the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) as a stray. This handsome boy weighs about 60 pounds and is a lab/husky mix. Barney is approximately 6 years old. He has a unique black coat with dark brown fur around his neck and white on his chest. This young man is playful and […]

  • Mixed Reaction to Rep. Joel Kitchens’ ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Legislation

    Representatives Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) and David Steffen (R-Howard) have introduced their “Blue Lives Matter” legislation that would extend hate crime protections to law enforcement officers. “As the son of a law enforcement official, I know firsthand the stress and turmoil that law enforcement officers and their families go through on a daily basis. Any […]

  • Obituary: Virginia Marie Splingaire

    Virginia Marie Splingaire, 84, of Brussels, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at home.  She was born Feb. 11, 1932 in Green Bay to Chester and Jenny Amenson.  On June 2, 1951, she married Edward J. Splingaire in Green Bay and they were married for 63 years.  He preceded her in death […]

  • Obituary: Stephen John Reinke

    Stephen John Reinke, 70, died suddenly on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Door County Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack at home. Steve was born March 24, 1946 in Marinette, WI, graduated from Marinette High School in 1964, and received a B.S. in Marketing from U.W. Oshkosh in 1968.  Following a stint in […]

  • Obituary: James McLeod Thorp

    James McLeod Thorp (Finn), age 89 died peacefully at Good Samaritan Scandia Village on January 2, 2017. Jim was born to the late Merle and Edna (McLeod) Thorp on September 27, 1927. Upon graduating from Gibraltar High School he enlisted in the US Army during World War II. When he returned to Fish Creek he […]

  • Obituary: Robert Charles Stierna

    Robert Charles Stierna set sail from his earthly port of call surrounded by friends and family in the early hours of 2017.  Born in Wadena, Minnesota on May 2, 1946 to Arnos and Hilda Stierna, Robert was a 2nd-generation Finnish-American. Bob married Patsy Buell June 8, 1967 and they spent their honeymoon summer working at […]

  • Obituary: Marilyn Ann Cunningham

    Marilyn Ann Cunningham, 83, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died January 1, 2017 in Wausau. She was born July 29, 1933 in Hammond, IN, the daughter of the late Ernest William and Marguerite Ann (Holtz) Lietzan. Marilyn was a graduate of Purdue University, majoring in Home Economics. She married Marshall Evans Cunningham on June 25, 1955, […]

  • Input Needed for Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days Agenda

    The eighth biennial Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days in Madison is confirmed for Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6, 2017. The purpose of Legislative Days is to educate state officials about Door and Kewaunee Counties, and to lobby for state action to help address local issues and concerns. This year’s events are building directly on the success of prior Legislative […]

  • WisDOT Goes Paperless in 2017 for Self-Reporting Car Accidents

    In the past, if the police department was contacted at the time of a car accident, the law enforcement officer who responds would complete the crash report. If a reportable accident was called in after the fact, police would hand the driver a paper form to self report the accident. Effective Jan. 1, the Wisconsin Department […]

  • More Candidates for April 4, 2017 Election

    Here are a couple of additions and corrections to last week’s report on candidates in the April election. Ron Overdahl filed papers for town board chair of Washington Island, not supervisor as reported last week. He and John Bader will face off in that election. In the Town of Nasewaupee, incumbents are running unopposed: Steve […]

  • Municipal News: Jan. 13-20, 2017

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 3:30 pm on Jan. 16. The common council meets at noon on Jan. 17. County of Door: The Library Board meets at 5 pm on Jan. 16. The Property and Finance Committees will hold a joint meeting at 8:30 am on Jan. […]

  • Gov. Scott Walker Calls Legislature into Special Session to Discuss Heroin, Opioid Abuse

    Representative Joel Kitchens Reps. Kitchens and David Steffen (R-Howard) introduced the “Blue Lives Matter” legislation. This piece of legislation would expand the definition of a hate crime to include law enforcement officers. Here in Wisconsin, if something is a hate crime, there are penalty enhancers that allow for additional fines or imprisonment. In light of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Why I Voted in Favor of the Egg Harbor Library Community Center

    I’ve served as a trustee in the Village of Egg Harbor for 17 years. It comes as no surprise that in the course of time and service I’ve had to make many difficult votes; voting in favor of the Egg Harbor Library Community Center was not one of them. Here’s why: It’s essential for a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Staff and Resources Needed, Not Reorganization

    The recent announcement by the Department of Natural Resources that there will be yet another reorganization to “improve” the efficiency of the department has to be taken with a grain of salt. We have been here before and can expect similar results. Specifically, my expectation is that changes to how environmental permits are issued to […]

  • Letter to the Editor:  Confronting Water Contamination in Kewaunee County

    After more than a year of meetings, the rollout of recommendations last June, more scrutiny the past six months since June, the Kewaunee Co. Board will vote on a resolution to accept these recommendations at their Jan. 19 meeting, beginning 6 pm, at the administration building in Kewaunee. The county board not only needs to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Right to Life Walk on Jan. 21

    As we mark 44 years of legalized abortion, the Door County Chapter of Wis. Right to Life will again be having a silent Candlelight Prayer Vigil Walk on Saturday, Jan. 21, starting at 6:30 pm, meeting in front of the Government Center, 421 Nebraska St., and proceeding to the hospital. This silent prayer vigil walk […]

  • A Look Back at the Packers-Cowboys Postseason Rivalry

    The Green Bay Packers earned their seventh straight win on Sunday evening in front of a home crowd as they defeated the New York Giants in the Wild Card round, 38-13. The win for Green Bay was their first ever playoff victory over the Giants, who had ended the Packers’ Super Bowl hopes in 2008 […]

  • Early Trout Season Offers Angling Alternative to Ice Fishing

    Anglers have a great reason to celebrate the New Year thanks to the return of early trout season. The season began Jan. 7 and runs until midnight May 5. Joanna Griffin, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources trout specialist, said the early catch-and-release season offers opportunities for everyone willing to wade or walk a stream bank […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Jan. 9, 2017

    STANDINGS As of Jan. 9, 2017 A League, W-L Music Masters DJs, 21-3 Nicolet Beach Concessions, 21-3 Some Spike It Hot, 13-11 The P.E.S.T.S., 13-11 To Be Determined, 5-19 The Rads, 0-24   B League, W-L Red Room, 22-2 Econo Double Baggers, 19-4 Bay Ship Sharks, 16-8 Door County Coffee, 15-9 Institute Saloon, 11-12 Hatco […]

  • Northern Door Broomball League: Jan. 4, 2017

    Standings Alexander’s 1-0 JJ’s La Puerta 1-0 Peninsula Painters 1-0 Door County Brewery 0-1 Horseshoe Bay 0-1 Husby’s 0-1   Results Alexander’s 11, Horseshoe Bay 0 * Patrick Foy, goalie for Alexander’s, recorded a shutout. Peninsula Painters 7, Husby’s 1 JJ’s La Puerta 4, Door County Brewery 1

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: Jan. 5, 2017

    High Series: Brett Anschutz 686, Jason Daubner 633, Ken Church 623   High Game: Brett Anschutz 286, Adam Biwer 236, Tyler Adams 233   High Team Game: Mink River Basin 931   High Team Series: Husby’s 2,553

  • High School Winter Athletics: Jan. 13-20, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 14 @ Gillett, 7:15 pm Jan. 16 @ Green Bay West, 7:15 pm Jan. 20 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm  Girls Basketball Jan. 13 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Jan. 17 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 19 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Jan. 13 vs. NEWCHAA (location TBA), 7:30 pm […]

  • Local Prep Sports Standings: Jan. 8, 2017

      Girls Basketball Standings – Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT)   Kewaunee, 7-0, 9-2, 1.000 Southern Door, 6-1, 8-3, .857 Green Bay N.E.W., 4-3, 6-6, .571 Algoma, 4-3, 4-10, .571 Gibraltar, 3-3, 7-4, .500 Oconto, 2-5, 8-6, .286 Sturgeon Bay, 1-6, 1-12, .143 Sevastopol, 0-6, 1-9, .000     Boys Basketball […]

  • Science Snippet: Loss of Arctic Ice

      Ever since the 1960s, loss of Arctic sea ice has been directly linked to the rise in amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. To put this in perspective, new calculations show that on a flight from New York to London, the jet fuel propelling the aircraft results in the loss of a square […]

  • Everyone Welcome to First Meeting of Door County Thrive

    Could Door County be one of the next pioneering communities to pave the way in the areas of renewable and sustainable living? There are many people within the Door County community wanting to organize change, speaking up about climate change, seeking out alternative power sources, growing and buying local food, using local resources, recycling, composting […]

  • Sustainability Strategies Shared at Next Climate Change Coalition Meeting

    Making sustainable living interactive, easy and fun will be the subject for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s next program on Jan. 16 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in north Ephraim. Kathy Kuntz, executive director of Cool Choices, will be the speaker. The program is free and open to the public. […]

  • Annie Deutsch to Present Insect Communication Lecture to Master Gardeners

    The Door County Master Gardeners announce the first of their 2017 Continuing Education Programs. Each year the Door County Master Gardeners offer the public free garden-related educational programs presented at the Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Covering a variety of topics tailored to life in Door County, the presentations take place on Tuesdays […]

  • P.A.T.H. and Autism Support of Door County Team Up for Bowling Fundraiser

    P.A.T.H. (Promoting Access to Help for Families with Special Needs) and Autism Support of Door County is teaming up for a “Fun”draiser at Apple Valley Lanes on Jan. 14. This will be a fun-filled afternoon for the entire family. There will be door prizes, 50/50 raffle, golf tee raffle, restaurant raffle, bag raffles, kid’s corner, […]

  • UUF’s Movies that Matter Series Screens ‘Making a Killing: Guns, Greed and The NRA’

    On Jan. 17 at 4:30 pm, Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA will be screened at the UU Fellowship. This film, directed by Robert Greenwald, tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It features personal stories from people across the country […]

  • Cholesterol Screenings Offered by Door County Health Department

    The Door County Health Department will hold cholesterol screenings on Jan. 18. If interested in a screening, fast for 12 hours before the test. Results include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, glucose and triglycerides. The cost is $30. To schedule an appointment, call Marsha at 920.746.2255.    

  • Literacy Door County to Hold Tutor Training Sessions this January

    Literacy Door County, an organization offering one-on-one adult literacy tutoring for anyone wanting to improve their English skills, is holding Tutor Training Sessions in January. Literacy includes the ability to speak, read and write in English and is critical in achieving personal freedom and enhancing personal and economic well-being. Literacy Door County trains their tutors […]

  • Girl Scout Troop 4369 Made Donation to Toys for Tots Program this Holiday Season

    Girl Scout Troop 4369 donated to “Toys For Tots” in December to help kids in need during the holiday season. The gifts, personally selected by the girls, were purchased with troop funds and with the girls’ own money. A large portion of the troop funds came from selling Girl Scout cookies. Cookie sales begin Jan. […]

  • New Women’s Cancer Support Group Begins at Jak’s Place

    Jak’s Place announces the start of a new Women’s Cancer Support Group. The group welcomes women who have been diagnosed with cancer and are in the process of cancer treatment or have completed treatment. The small confidential groups meet for six-week sessions Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Jak’s Place located at 820 […]

  • Southern Door Fifth Graders Present ‘Willy Wonka, Jr.’ Jan. 26 & 27

    Southern Door fifth graders present the annual musical on Jan. 26 & 27 at 7pm in the Southern Door Community Auditorium. Tickets are $6 and went on sale to the general public on Jan. 12. The musical this year is Willy Wonka, Jr. Wonka hides golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever […]

  • Women’s Fund Presents Story Slam on Feb. 2 & 3

    Join the Women’s Fund of Door County on Feb. 2 & 3 for an evening of “Tales of Our Lives – A Story Slam: Empowerment Through Performance.” A story slam is more than just storytelling. These are not stories for children, but rather a glimpse into the storytellers’ lives that describes how they’ve been transformed […]

  • Registration Open for Peninsula Preschool’s Trivia Night

    The Peninsula Preschool announces the date for their 14th Annual Trivia Night is Feb. 23. Alexander’s Restaurant in Fish Creek will host the evening. Doors open at 5:30 pm and trivia play starts at 6:30 pm. A smashing record of $12,207 was raised at the 2016 trivia night. The school was humbled and honored to […]

  • Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign Has Record Year in Door County

    The Salvation Army of Door County had a record-setting and milestone-setting 2016 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign thanks to the hard work and generosity of the community. In 2016, $52,633 was raised. This money stays local in Door County to help those in need. This is the first time that Door County broke the $50,000 milestone, […]

  • Expect to Spend a Small Fortune Raising a Child

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the 2015 Expenditures on Children by Families report, also known as “The Cost of Raising a Child.” The report, developed by economists at USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), estimates that for a child born in 2015, a middle-income married-couple family (for the purposes of this […]

  • Island Lavender to Open Ephraim Location this Spring

    Island Lavender, the Washington Island-based lavender farm and market, announced plans to open a spacious new retail location in Ephraim in the spring of 2017. Like the Island Lavender Market at the Historic Island Dairy on Washington Island, the Ephraim store will offer more than 150 products made from locally grown lavender plants. “With the […]

  • Wisconsin Bankers Association Predicts Economic Growth in 2017

    Bankers are predicting growth in Wisconsin’s economy during the next six months and steady loan demand in most categories, according to the latest Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA) Bank CEO Economic Conditions Survey. This is the first prediction for growth by survey respondents since 2014. “Wisconsin’s bankers have their finger on the pulse of the state’s […]

  • Trivia: Who Is Only British Prime Minister Assassinated While in Office?

    Question: Who is the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated while in office? Answer: Spencer Perceval in 1812. He was shot in the lobby of the House of Commons.

  • StageKids Holds Auditions Jan. 14 for One-Act Play Festival

    StageKids Theatre, the educational outreach program of the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP), announces auditions for its spring production: StageKids’ One-Act Play Festival. Auditions are set for Jan. 14 at 11 am. The fest includes the following one-act plays: “Hello Out There” by William Saroyan, “Adaptation” by Elaine May, “Sure Thing” by David Ives, and “The […]

  • Step Afrika! Brings Dance, Body Percussion and Spoken Word to Door Community Auditorium

    On Jan. 20 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present an evening with Step Afrika!, a Washington, D.C., dance troupe that performs a riveting mix of dance, body percussion, and spoken word. Step Afrika!, founded in 1994, is the first professional dance company dedicated to the tradition of stepping, a unique art form […]

  • Birch Creek Receives Wisconsin Arts Board Grant for 14th Consecutive Year

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center received a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board’s Creation and Presentation program. Grant funds will provide operational and program support for the music education programs and public concerts of Birch Creek’s 42nd season in 2017. This is the fourteenth consecutive year that Birch Creek has received an Arts Board grant, […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Musicians Perform for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s World Premiere of ‘Bel Canto’

    Midsummer’s Music Festival musicians James Berkenstock (bassoon), Judith Lewis (oboe) and Walter Preucil (cello) performed as members of the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s world premiere production of the opera Bel Canto, which was recorded in Chicago last January and will air nationally on Great Performances on Jan. 13. The Wisconsin Channel will air the opera […]

  • Northern Sky Theater Announces 2017 Summer Season

    Northern Sky Theater has announced its 2017 summer season. This season includes four musical comedies playing in rotating repertory at their outdoor amphitheater in Peninsula State Park. The world premiere of Oklahoma in Wisconsin will take place this summer. Richard Castle and Matthew Levine have written a musical described as a charming “doo-woppin,’ fish-boilin’ good-time” […]

  • Kewaunee’s Winter Park Opens for Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing

    It’s time to welcome skiers, snowboarders and snow tubers to the hills of Winter Park, N3787 Ransom Moore Lane, Kewaunee for the season. Winter Park officially opened Jan. 7. It took approximately 10 days with just the right weather conditions to make enough snow to groom the terrain for the thousands of expected visitors at […]

  • Door Peninsula Astronomical Society Screens Stephen Hawking’s ‘Genius’

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society meets Feb. 7 at 7 pm at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah Street in Sturgeon Bay. Stephen Hawking’s Genius will be screened and astronomy basics on the use of binoculars for sky viewing will be presented. Guests are always welcome and refreshments will be served.  

  • Peninsula State Parks Holds Candlelight Ski/Hike Feb. 4

    Peninsula State Park’s Candlelight Ski/Hike will take place during Fish Creek Winter Festival on Feb. 4, 5:30 to 8 pm. Gail Anderson, a volunteer and member of the Friends of Peninsula State Park says, “The Candlelight Ski/Hike is one of our favorite activities in Peninsula. The one-mile loop is magical, with hundreds of lit candles […]

  • Ski for Free Program Continues at Crossroads

    While skiers are yearning for a snowy winter, Crossroads at Big Creek hasn’t seen a lot of useful snow. When there is, the Ski for Free program will resume. Free skiing is offered on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 3:30 pm. Friends of Crossroads lend ski equipment and snowshoes, free of charge, to […]

  • Yin Yoga Classes Begin at Saguaro Day Spa

    Saguaro Day Spa Presents “Just Breathe” Yin Yoga Classes with instruction from Connie Hafenbredl, reiki master with certifications in yin and hatha yoga. Yin yoga is a meditative approach to yoga. Yin yoga strives toward cultivating awareness of inner silence and bringing to light a universal, interconnecting quality. The yin postures, or asanas, apply moderate […]

  • Crossroads Screens ‘Wisconsin Hometown Stories’ with Extra Baileys Harbor Footage

    Crossroads at Big Creek will screen an extended version of the Wisconsin Public Television documentary, Wisconsin Hometown Stories-Door County on Jan. 13 at 2 pm. Much of the footage could not be included in the one-hour format of the documentary. Friday’s film will include a Baileys Harbor extra – four new segments include: “Birds Park,” […]

  • The Bestseller List: Jan. 13, 2017

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen The Sellout, by Paul Beatty Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur  TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow H Is for Hawk, by Helen Macdonald The […]

  • Local Musicians Share Hope Through All One-Peace Concert Jan. 20

    The second in a series of four winter concerts sponsored by the Door County Medical Center (DCMC) will be presented at 7 pm on Friday, Jan. 20 at the Door County Fire Co. in Sturgeon Bay. The free, two-hour “Celebrate Community” All One-Peace Concert will feature well-known local musicians Dorothy Scott, Jeanne Kuhns with Small […]

  • Winter Art Camps at Turtle Ridge Gallery

    Turtle Ridge is announcing some new art camps will be held this winter. Warm up the winter by exercising your creativity. There are openings in the Jan. 20-22 art camp. Make a lightweight reversible and highly individualized Cameleon Bag in this class. This class includes Friday night orientation with a light dinner, and either morning […]

  • My Priceless Portraits

    There were two portraits. They were high on the wall above my grandparents’ organ in their living room. One was a girl and one was a boy. Each child is sitting in a chair – the girl wearing a light blue smock dress and the boy wearing a light blue shirt with a sailor collar. […]

  • Library Director Becca Berger Retires

    It has been a storied career punctuated by the ever-changing landscape of books and technology, a career at an institution with its fair share of ups and downs and one that has made it through those challenges to now be celebrated as a hub of many communities. After two decades leading the Door County Library […]

  • Weather Wizard: Ice Fishing in Door

    “Why would I go ice fishing? My wife lets me drink at home,” my friend said with a smile and a wink. Ice fishing may not be for everyone, but for some Midwestern natives, the experience can be one of winter’s gifts. The setting itself can be otherworldly. The flat and frozen world spreads out […]

  • Miller Art Museum Kicks Off Season with Print Portfolios

    Prints Matter, Master Mimics, a portfolio of original prints reflecting the influence of a master work of art from any era, whether historic or contemporary, is scheduled to kick off the Miller Art Museum’s 43rd season on Jan. 21, 2017 with a free reception and light refreshments for the public from 3 to 4:30 pm. […]

  • Door County Artist’s Bob Dylan Banners to Hang at Museum of Wisconsin Art

    Door County artist Skye’s artistic tribute to American icon Bob Dylan will be on display at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) from Jan. 28 through March 5. Recipient of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, songwriter and performer Dylan has had a brilliant career for more than half a century. Skye has created a […]

  • $5 Million Egg Harbor Library Contract Approved

    The Egg Harbor Village Board awarded the contract for the library/community center to low bidder Boldt Construction of Appleton at its Jan. 9 meeting. Approval of the $5,034,228 contract was not unanimous. Trustee John Heller voted against awarding the contract, which includes $4,860,000 to Boldt and $174,765 to Lily Bay Sand and Gravel, for a […]

  • Karla Huston Named 2017-18 Wisconsin Poet Laureate

    The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission has selected Karla Huston of Appleton as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2017–18. The commission praised Huston for her longstanding devotion to poetry, and a large body of work acclaimed for its elegance, imagination, humor, and scope, ranging from Greek myths to Hollywood stars. Huston fills the position vacated by […]

  • Hardy Gallery Receives $2,300 Wisconsin Arts Board Grant

    The Hardy Gallery was again the recipient of the Creation and Presentation Grant awarded by the Wisconsin Arts Board, an award the gallery receives every year. The Creation and Presentation grant provides artistic program and operational support to established nonprofit arts organizations whose primary mission is to create or present ongoing arts programming that makes […]

  • New Bench Style for Sturgeon Bay’s 2017 Street Art

    The prototype for the 2017 Sturgeon Bay Street Art project, Benches by the Bay, is complete. This re-design maintains the wider boards of last year’s Adirondack-style and two-seat bench width and generous depth. The 2017 bench has slightly smaller overall dimensions and is less reclined, providing a broad canvas for artists, and making the decorated […]

  • Northern Door YMCA Features Artwork of Susan Reynolds Smith

    The new expressionist art exhibit at the northern Door County YMCA features the distinctive oil paintings of Susan Reynolds Smith, a longtime Door County resident. The paintings will be displayed throughout the facility until the end of January. Smith’s colorful palette and fearless, bold style fills her canvases with energy that is undeniably her own. […]

  • Take a Photography Tour in China

    Spots are still available in the Linden Centre’s Photography Tour in Yunnan, China, with internationally renowned teacher and photographer Douglas Beasley. This 13-day adventure is scheduled for March and includes multiple destinations around the Dali valley and beyond, including day trips to Shaxi, Shibaoshan, and Weishan, where participants will be immersed in Yunnan’s history and […]

  • Write On, Door County Hosts Poetry of Peace/Peace of Poetry Readings

    In honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., Write On, Door County offers two opportunities for people to come together to share poems of peace and to reflect on what peace means in our time. The first event will be held Jan. 15, 9 – 10:30 am, at Hope Church, 141 S. 12th […]