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Peninsula Pulse – Jan. 15 – 22, 2016

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  • Door County History, Mad Hatter’s Ball, A Cappella & More Weekend Plans

    If ever there were a time for Door County history buffs to brave the cold in favor of interesting historical presentations, this weekend is definitely it. Learn about the historic girls’ camp that once stood in Peninsula State Park and hear about one of the county’s most interesting men, Hjalmar Holand, from another of the […]

  • Winning Season for Sevastopol’s Eighth Grade Boys Basketball

    By Justin Skiba The Sevastopol Pioneers eighth grade boys basketball team completed their 2015-16 basketball season with a winning record of 6-4. This was an improvement over their previous season record of 5-5. Pioneers coach Phil Symons was pleased with the success that his squad has had. The Pioneers received a first-round bye in the […]

  • DNR Teams Up With Bucks

    Even though deer hunting seasons have come to a close, bucks are still on the mind. It’s not just white-tailed bucks we’re talking about. The Department of Natural Resources is focusing on the Milwaukee Bucks, who they will team up with to bring back “DNR Nights.” Anyone holding any 2015 Wisconsin hunting or fishing license […]

  • Northern Door Broomball League: Jan. 15, 2016

    Week 1 Results JJ’s 1, Peninsula Pulse 0 (forfeit) Wild Tomato 8, Horseshoe Bay Golf Club 1 Alexander’s 4, Peninsula Painters 3   Standings Win – Loss – Tie – Points Alexander’s 1 – 0 – 0 – 2 JJ’s 1 – 0 – 0 – 2 Wild Tomato 1 – 0 – 0 – […]

  • District Free Throw Competition Is Feb. 6

    The local free throw competition for Sturgeon Bay Council 2478 Knights of Columbus was held Jan. 9 at the St. John Bosco gym. Trophies were given for first place and medals were given to second and third place. Embroidered patches and certificates were provided to all participants. Age level divisions ran from 9 to 14 […]

  • Tryouts for the Door County Destroyers

    The Door County Destroyers Semi-Pro Football team has announced details for their first tryout and workout of 2016. All interested players over the age of 18 are invited to attend and will be tested in position-specific drills and one-on-one drills. 2016 will be the Destroyers’ fourth season of competitive play. In their second season, they […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Best We Can Hope For

      Throughout Obama’s presidency his haters have been preoccupied with finding ways to criticize his performance. Unfortunately many of these critics are elected officials who rather than work toward solving the nation’s problems have concentrated entirely on planting in the minds of a gullible (witness Trump’s following) electorate the idea that Obama’s actions or inactions […]

  • News Bulletin: Jan. 15 – 22

    WHAT HAPPENED The Sturgeon Bay Police Department said they have recently received numerous theft reports of game systems and accessories. If you have any information of anyone selling game systems or any unusual activity with game systems, please contact the Sturgeon Bay Police Department at 920.746.2450. For your safety and the safety of your possessions, […]

  • SOS Door County Group to Hold Next Meeting Jan. 18

    The Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Door County group has a meeting Jan. 18 at the Sturgeon Bay branch of the Door County Library. If you have lost a loved one due to suicide, join the SOS – Door County support group from 7 – 8 pm. There will be open discussion and access to education […]

  • Make A Request for Candidate Forum by Jan. 19

    Want to learn more about the candidates running for local office? If so, the League of Women Voters of Door County would like to urge you to request a candidate forum. Anyone can request a forum; however, the League will proceed only if the position is contested and at least two of the candidates agree […]

  • Cholesterol Screenings Offered at Public Health Department

    Cholesterol screening will be offered at the Door County Public Health Department on Jan. 21. 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.  

  • Washington Island Whitefish Heading to IL for Fish Boil Fest

    The second annual Washington Island Fish Boil Festival (WIFF) at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn, Ill., is scheduled for Feb. 6. Ken Koyen (KK), Julian Hagen, boil helpers, kettles, firewood, Whitefish with trimmings, Jerry Mann’s brats, and guitars will be leaving the Island for a journey to Berwyn. Fisherman KK will come ashore to conduct one of […]

  • Upcoming Blood Drives at St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to make a lifesaving commitment to donate blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply in the New Year, beginning in January with National Blood Donor Month. Eligible donors with types O, B negative and A negative blood are encouraged to donate double red cells where available. During […]

  • Door County Nature Conservancy Staff Honored

    The staff at The Nature Conservancy in Door County has been honored by the Department of Natural Resources for helping restore Northern Pike habitat in tributaries and ditches connected to the waters of Green Bay. Jean Romback-Bartels, DNR secretary’s director for northeast Wisconsin, presented the Annual Secretary’s Director Award to Director Nicole Van Helden and […]

  • By the Numbers: Guns

      31 Percentage of U.S. households that keep guns.   60 Percentage of gun owners who say personal safety is the reason they own a gun.   33,599 Number of U.S. gun deaths (2014); 10,945 of those were ruled homicides.   129,817 Number of federally licensed firearms dealers in the U.S. (for a comparison, there […]

  • The Climate Corner: Door County Schools Shine in Environmental Literacy

    By Sara Windjue  What is environmental literacy? Why is it important? How are Door County schools doing? Environmental literacy includes understanding how our world works, the impact we have on our environment, and how we can minimize that impact for the benefit of future generations. Environmental literacy means having a solid foundation of environmental concepts […]

  • A New Era at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport

      At a regular town board meeting in Gibraltar, committee reports were going along as usual. There was nothing from the Noble House committee, a bit on the waterfront redevelopment and a report on a house fire that was taken care of smoothly. When it was time for the Airport Commission’s report, Myrvin Somerhalder stood […]

  • “Transportation & Aging Services” is Next Topic of Community Health Program

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on “Transportation & Aging Services” on Jan. 31 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. Two major issues for the aging and those with disabilities in our county include transportation and supportive services. Pam Busch of Door-Tran […]

  • Pig Out for Pen Preschool at Husby’s on Jan. 21

    Come Pig Out for Preschool at Husby’s Food & Spirits on Jan. 21, 11 am to close, to benefit Peninsula Preschool in Ephraim. Mention the preschool and 50 percent of your check amount will be donated to the nonprofit school. The program at Peninsula Preschool is planned to stimulate intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth […]

  • Corned Beef, Roast Pork and More at Lumberjack Supper

    This year’s Lumberjack Supper will be held Jan. 27 from 4:30 to 7 pm at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan St. For the last 81 years the men of the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church have been hosting the Lumberjack Supper. The Lumberjack Supper includes family style corned beef, roast pork, cabbage, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let the Healing Begin

    We start another trip around our sun, another year begins. I’m hoping this one will be more fun than the last one. The citizens have taken action into their own hands and requested help from the U.S. EPA. Now our DNR is having meetings across the county with experts, all looking for the answers. I’ve […]

  • Winter Golfers at Bay Ridge Golf Course

      The first two golfers of the year played in 24 degrees to begin the 50th year at Bay Ridge Golf Course in Sister Bay. They golfed nine holes with colored golf balls, and were armed with lots of hot coffee. Photo by Dianne Trenchard.

  • Voice Your Opinion for LWV’s “Money in Politics” Study

    Local League of Women Voters (LWV) Door County members invite the public to join them as they participate in a national LWV “Money in Politics” study. The national League’s finance position will be updated with consideration to: the rights of individuals and organizations, under the First Amendment, to express their political views through independent expenditures […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Jan. 15-22, 2016

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 16 vs. Mishicot, 3:30 pm Jan. 22 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 19 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 21 vs. Chilton, 7 pm SEVASTOPOL  Boys Basketball Jan. 22 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm  Girls Basketball Jan. 15 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 19 vs. Green Bay NEW, 7:30 pm SOUTHERN […]

  • Public Comment Open on Waukesha Water Diversion

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) officially forwarded the City of Waukesha’s application to divert Lake Michigan water to the Regional Body and Great Lakes Compact Council for a formal regional review process. Waukesha’s application is the first test to the ban on diversions in the Great Lakes Compact. This decision will have a […]

  • Municipal News: Jan. 15 – 22

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Plan Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 pm on Jan. 20 regarding a petition to change the zoning classification at 49 N. Madison Ave. from Central Business District to Planned Unit Development, to allow for construction of an approximately 34-unit, four-story apartment building. New Urban Focus, Inc., is […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball League: Jan. 15, 2016

      STANDINGS As of Jan. 11, 2016 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 26-1 Music Masters DJs, 16-8 Bayshore Powerballers, 11-13 Bay Area Transplant, 6-18 YMCA, 1-20   B League, W-L Red Room, 28-2 Renard’s Cheese, 23-7 Brick Lot, 16-14 Hatco, 14-16 Econo Double Baggers, 13-17 Para Tran, 12-18 Whiskepedia, 10-20 Peninsula Podiatry, 6-24   […]

  • Science Snippet: Jan. 15, 2016

    Do dilated (wide open) pupils make a woman more attractive? Roman women, and later Italian and Spanish women of the Renaissance period, believed that dilated pupils made them more attractive, so they placed in their eyes a tiny drop of an extract made from nightshade plants, Atropa belladonna. (The word, belladonna, is Italian for “beautiful […]

  • “New Year, New You” Open House at Center for Optimal Health

    The Center for Optimal Health welcomes everyone to their “New Year, New You” Open House on Jan. 19, 5:30 – 7:30 pm. The night includes a Q&A with a panel of the newest staff of practitioners; details on the Center’s Executive Wellness programs (Weightloss for Life, CANcer THRIVEr); healthy snacks; and a raffle of the […]

  • An Outlook: Inadvertently Reinforcing a Male Sterotype

      At the outset of this confession let me state that I consider myself to be an above average listener. And while I recognize that this assertion is prideful, I do have some supporting evidence. While in college I took two different writing classes that included course work on listening skills and note taking. And […]

  • Reps in the News: Jan. 15 – 22

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens voted for a package of bills that will help people suffering from opioid addiction, and provide more tools to fight Wisconsin’s opioid and heroin epidemic. The Wisconsin State Assembly passed four bills that will build on the HOPE Agenda (Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education) and continue legislative efforts to combat addictions […]

  • Help Sturgeon Bay Become the “Happiest Seaside Town in America”

    Time Inc.’s Coastal Living recently announced its fifth annual top 10 list of America’s Happiest Seaside Towns. The 2016 list of the happiest places to live by the sea is live on coastalliving.com/happytowns2016 and in the February issue of Coastal Living, on newsstands Jan. 8. The unranked list includes top beach destinations across the United […]

  • Are You Ready to Vote?

    By Andrea Kaminski Judging by the headlines, you might think the only election this year is the one that will name President Obama’s successor. In fact there will be four important elections in Wisconsin in 2016. In the Feb. 16 primary, voters will select the two top candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court as well as […]

  • The Bowie Hunt Begins

    A lot of good and/or interesting people have left this mortal coil recently, and, for the most part, other than wanting to raise an Ace of Spades at the recent loss of Lemmy, I didn’t feel the need to comment. Plenty of other people are willing to do that. But waking up to hear on […]

  • Sevastopol Doesn’t Renew Elementary Principal Contract

    Parents and Sevastopol Elementary School teachers spoke in heartfelt support of renewing Elementary Principal Mary Donaldson’s contract at the Jan. 7 school board meeting, but the board voted 6-1 not to renew her contract, which expires June 2017. Lisa Bieri was the lone no vote. Donaldson joined Sevastopol after the retirement of former Principal Joe […]

  • Obituary: Bonnie ‘Toots’ Schroeder

    Bonnie “Toots” Schroeder, 72 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died January 4, 2016, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. She was born Bonita Ann Champeau on March 29, 1943, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Oliver and Iva (Bridenhagen) Champeau. Bonnie graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1961. On October 26, 1963, […]

  • MDCMC’s Concert Series Opens with Corky Siegel and Friends

    Starting on Jan. 15, Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) will feature a broad range of musical concerts open to the public at the Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay, featuring some of the best blues, jazz, folk and alternative music from national touring artists. All proceeds from the concert will go to support […]

  • Salsa Every Friday at Benny D’z

    Salsa with J-Ro every Friday night at Benny D’z in Sturgeon Bay with a dance social as well as group lessons in salsa, cha cha, merengue and Bachata. From 8 – 9 pm, dance lessons with J-Ro will be held. The cost is $10/lesson, including lesson and a glass of sangria, cerveza or soda. Free […]

  • Cheese Seminar to Be Held In Green Bay

    Wisconsin ranks as the nation’s top cheese producing state, and at 660 million pounds, specialty cheese accounted for 23 percent of Wisconsin’s total cheese production in 2014, an increase of 19.7 million pounds over 2013. Industry experts say even more specialty cheese could find its way into international markets if the export process was simplified […]

  • Business Mediation Training Workshops Offered at Björklunden

    From Feb. 29 – March 4, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering two Business Mediation Training Workshops with instructor Laura Smythe. These workshops will take place at Björklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor. Business Mediation Training 101 is offered Feb. 29 – March 2. In this workshop, participants will learn the basic steps of mediation […]

  • New Door County Wine Fest Scheduled for June 25

    The Door County Wine Trail and Egg Harbor Business Association are excited to announce a new event – the Door County Wine Fest on June 25. The event will be located at Harbor View Park in Egg Harbor and will feature wine tastings from all eight award-winning local wineries. There will also be wine pairings, […]

  • Full Cast Announced for Sturgeon Bay’s “Lucky Stiff”

    The murder mystery musical Lucky Stiff will be performed at Sturgeon Bay High School from Feb. 4 – 6. Based on the novel The Man Who Broke The Bank At Monte Carlo by Michael Butterworth, Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a […]

  • Featured Pet: Sally

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) would like to introduce a beautiful young female pit bull named Sally. Sally came to DCHS a few weeks ago as a stray. She has a rich brindle coat and is at the great age of only one-and-a-half years old. Currently she is working on mastering the commands of […]

  • Dan Navarro in Concert at Lost Moth Gallery Feb. 6

    Lost Moth Gallery presents Dan Navarro in concert on Feb. 6 at 7 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, […]

  • Door County History in Photos: Baileys Harbor, 1973

    This photo from a soggy day in June 1973 shows a very different Baileys Harbor from today. The Anderson Laundry is now the headquarters of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living. The Texaco station is now the marina. Charlotte Lukes, whose husband Roy took the photo, said that June was full of heavy rains […]

  • Obituary: Avalon R. Patzlaff

    Avalon R. Patzlaff, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, died January 10, 2016, at Whispering Pines CBRF.  She was born May 2, 1928, in Milwaukee to Harry and Pearl Berg.  On June 30, 1951, she married Paul Patzlaff in Milwaukee, he preceded her in death on August 31, 1993. Avalon and her husband lived in Milwaukee for a […]

  • “Cosmic Collisions” and Ski for Free at Crossroads

    On Jan. 15 at Crossroads at Big Creek, the film “Cosmic Collisions” will be screened at 2 pm. The film will feature astronomy. This production, created by the American Museum of Natural History and NASA and narrated by Robert Redford, explains the many collisions which have resulted in the solar system as we know it. […]

  • Obituary: Robert P. Van Duyse

    Robert P. “Bob” Van Duyse, 86 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died January 8, 2016. Robert was born March 19, 1929 in Sturgeon Bay to Francis and Gertrude (Simon) Van Duyse. Bob attended Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol High Schools where he was voted Prom King. He was lucky enough to have two class reunions to attend and […]

  • Audio Adrenaline Coming to Southern Door Auditorium

    When Adam Agee was 19 years old, he snuck into a meet-and-greet after an Audio Adrenaline concert in Phoenix, Arizona. It was one of the first Christian rock concerts he had been to and the band would become one of the biggest influences in his decision to make a career in music. As Agee sat […]

  • Cheers!: ESB, Barleywine and Eisbock, Oh My!

    If you ever get up to Duluth, Minn., as I did recently, I highly recommend a stop at Fitger’s Brewhouse for a beer and bite to eat. The place was bustling when I hit it on a chilly, gray afternoon at the tail end of December and was shown into a nice little nook for […]

  • Ernest and Samantha Beutel Open New Year at Meadows Gallery

    The Meadows Art Gallery’s show for January is titled “Partners” and features the works of Ernest and Samantha Beutel. The Beutels are husband and wife, and working Door County artists. Ernest’s work can range in subject and styles from representational to abstracted realism. Flights of fancy play in delightful ways with color, size and textural […]

  • Pulse Price Report: What Does the Lottery Do for the Economy?

      This week at the Pulse, we each stuffed a couple dollars in an envelope that would go toward lottery tickets. If you haven’t heard yet, the Powerball jackpot is estimated to hit the $1.5 billion mark by Pulse press time, a record-breaking payout. But what does the lottery do for the economy? That depends […]

  • Server of the Week: Willie Swanson

      If you’re in the mood for drinks and good grub Let Willie Swanson serve you at Cornerstone Pub. She’s been at the gig for the past nine years Taking orders, serving food and spreading cheer.   She loves the people that stop into this place Whether or not she recognizes their face. There are […]

  • Music Copyright Groups Hound Local Bars

    Nearly every day during the past few months, bartenders at the Bayside Tavern in Fish Creek have been picking up the phone to calls from Nashville. “This is the pre-legal department at Broadcast Music, Inc. and it’s urgent that you contact us immediately.” Bobby MacDonald replies, “OK, thank you,” and hangs up. MacDonald is the […]

  • Master Gardener Program Focuses On 2016 Trends

    The Northern Hemisphere is less than four weeks into the official winter season but that isn’t stopping the Door County Master Gardeners from looking forward to spring. On Jan. 19, the association will host Sunnypoint Gardens co-owner Kori Zawojski for its second free public program of the year, “What’s New for 2016.” The popular program, […]

  • Sevastopol School Board Says Education Key to Building Referendum

    The Sevastopol School District is planning an educational campaign about the need for a major building upgrade before it asks voters to approve a referendum for up to $34 million. The Sevastopol School Board was presented with two referenda options at its Jan. 7 meeting. No. 1 was to seek a $26.9 million general obligation […]

  • Lake Superior Writers Contest Accepting Entries

    Lake Superior Writers is seeking short stories about Lake Superior for its 2016 contest. Stories should be set in and around the lake and they can describe its people, its history, folklore, environment, wildlife, businesses, communities, culture, or whatever moves writers about this place. Lake Superior should be the main setting for the stories, but […]

  • Book Review: ‘The Martian’

    Daniel Defoe’s story of Robinson Crusoe (1719) has endured for nearly 300 years in large part because the fictional adventure appeals to the primal fantasy shared by men in particular: a solitary survival far from the sustaining comfort of civilization through wits and endurance. “Could I put to use those skills I supposedly learned as […]

  • Obituary: Lillian Buhr

    Lillian (Gerondale) Buhr, 84, of Brussels, died Jan. 10, 2016.  She was born July 26, 1931, in Brussels to Norman and Theresa Gerondale.  Lillian was a graduate of Brussels High School. On Nov. 8, 1949, she married Edward Buhr at St. Mary’s of the Snow Church in Namur.  Together Lillian and Ed liked to fish, play […]

  • Overheards and Shout Outs: Jan. 15, 2016

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?   “Happy New Year! Yep, not even 24 hours into it and I think I already screwed it up.”   “We need […]

  • Manners Matter: Jan. 15, 2016

    Dear Mary Pat,   My friend and I don’t share anything in common with our beliefs. When it comes to religion and politics, we are 100 percent opposite. That doesn’t bother me. What does bother me is the little digs that she makes at my expense, especially if there is an audience. We aren’t really […]

  • Peninsula State Park Needs Help to Complete “VISITOR” Archives

    Peninsula State Park is in need of copies of the VISITOR for the following years for archival storage: 1976, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1990. If you have or know someone who has copies from any of these years please contact Kathleen Harris at 920.868.3258 or [email protected]  

  • Reduced Price for Burning Cow Music Festival Pass Offered for One Week in Feb.

    Burning Cow Music Festival will return to Door County July 21 – 23, 2016. The festival will include three days of southern rock, blues, alt-country and jam bands and will climax Saturday night with the burning of another immense wooden cow. Festival organizers will offer a reduced price three-day festival pass for one week only […]

  • Nominate Door County Businesses that Retain Young Professionals

    YPWeek recognizes the Wisconsin companies that make it a priority to retain and engage their young talent through a dynamic workplace and recently announced a call for young professionals to submit their workplace for the 2016 Bubbler Awards. YPWeek, founded in 2012 by NEWaukee, is a weeklong platform of events focusing on discovery, adventure and […]

  • Obituary: Natalie J. Cornell

    Natalie J. Cornell, 91 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died January 8, 2016, at the Skilled Nursing Facility of Ministry Door County Medical Center. She was born March 10, 1924 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late William and Rose (Guinen) Cornell. Natalie was a kind, gentle, patient and easy going, she never complained. She loved […]

  • Ice Carvers Needed for Fire and Ice 2016

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is currently seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice carvers for Fire and Ice 2016. The ice carving competition will take place from 9 am to 2 pm on Feb. 13. A panel of volunteers will judge all ice carvings. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded based on competitor level […]

  • NWTC Diesel Students Benefit from Technically Advanced Engine

    Students in the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Diesel Program in Sturgeon Bay are now working on the latest technically advanced diesel engine. Thanks to Packer City International in Green Bay, NWTC bought a 2015 emissions compliant International N-13 engine at a reduced price, saving the College thousands. The engine came out of a 2015 […]

  • Margaret Lockwood Featured in Community Foundation’s Winter Exhibit

    The community is invited to attend a reception on Jan. 23, 5 – 7 pm, at the Door County Community Foundation to open its Lobby Gallery Winter Exhibition featuring works by artist Margaret Lockwood. Lockwood has a constant desire to paint canvases that create the feeling of space. Her tools are color relationships, layers of […]

  • DC Specialty Foods Partners with United Way for Chocolate Fundraiser

    In January, DC Specialty Foods in Ephraim is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every Ethereal Confections Chocolate Bar sold in January they will donate 50 cents to United Way. If you purchase five candy bars, the sixth one is free. The funds donated will go towards meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign need […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School City Rhythm to Perform with UW Groups

    UW Redefined a cappella group and UW MadHatters, featuring the Sturgeon Bay High School City Rhythm, will perform Jan. 23 at 7 pm at the Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door for $10 (adults) and $5 (students). For more information about these groups, visit redefinedacappella.com/about and madhattersuw.squarespace.com/#main.

  • Private Pesticide Applicator Training Class Scheduled for Feb. 11

    A Private Pesticide Applicator Training class will be held on Feb. 11 at the Government Center in Sturgeon Bay. This class is intended for persons requiring certification or re-certification in order to apply restricted-use pesticides. A private applicator is a person applying pesticides to produce an agricultural product (including forestry, nursery or greenhouse) on land […]

  • Register Soon for Art for Health Workshops

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) would like to remind the public that the Art for Health workshops for children are beginning at the end of January. These workshops are free to the public and are very popular. The Art for Health program is a series of free workshops for children, ages 4-7 & 8-12 […]

  • CWW Opens Wisconsin Writers Awards Contests

    The Council for Wisconsin Writers has opened its Wisconsin Writers Awards contests. Work published by Wisconsin writers in 2015 is eligible in seven categories, including book-length fiction, nonfiction and poetry; short fiction and nonfiction; a set of five poems including at least two published in the contest year; and children’s literature. (Outdoor writing may now […]

  • Trivia: Jan. 15, 2016

    Question: How many human body parts are only three letters long, and what are they?   Answer: 10. Eye, hip, arm, leg, ear, toe, jaw, rib, lip and gum.  

  • Trenchard and Popelka Heading Out East to Teach

    Stephanie Trenchard and Jeremy Popelka, of Popelka Trenchard Glass in Sturgeon Bay, will teach at the prestigious Corning Museum of Glass in New York. The class is called “Narrative Inclusions” and it runs Jan. 11 – 16. In this class, students will explore the creative possibilities of sand casting hot glass working with the molds, […]

  • George Sawyn First to Perform in “Live @ STUDIO 330” Series

    STUDIO 330 will host a Winter Concert Series called “Live @ STUDIO 330” with three events, each featuring a different solo artist performing live in the studio. Each concert will take place in the actual recording studio where the audience will have a choice of seating in the large recording room or in the control […]

  • The Bestseller List: Jan. 15, 2016

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante 2. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 3. The Martian, by Andy Weir 4. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel 5. Lila, by Marilynne Robinson TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. Lost Ocean, by Johanna Basford 2. The Mindfulness Colouring Book, by Emma Farrarons 3. […]

  • Turtle Ridge Hosts January Art Camp

    After four decades of handcrafting exquisite leather bags for customers, Turtle Ridge Gallery owner Mary Ellen Sisulak is giving the public a chance to put their own mark on one of the gallery’s favorite bag designs during its first Art Camp, Jan. 15-17 and 22-24. The camp, under the direction of Sisulak and Asta Zukauskiene, […]

  • DC Reading Council Holding Growth Mindset Presentation Jan. 14

    Door County Reading Council will host, “HOT Topics in Literacy,” on Jan. 14 at 5:30 pm featuring a keynote speaker and opportunities for breakout discussions. Joyce Uglow, Adminsitrative Assistant of the Wisconsin State Reading Association, will help participants explore their mindset on the growth mindset continuum as well as beliefs, language, and behaviors that contribute […]