Peninsula Pulse – Jan. 20-27, 2017

In this issue

  • Telegraph Exhibit, Candlelight Ski & More Weekend Plans

    Enjoy the best of Door County winters with a weekend of snowy fun at Whitefish Dunes. Prefer to stay cozy indoors? Catch a great music documentary at Door Community Auditorium or spending the day exploring local maritime history at the Door County Maritime Museum. Friday, January 27 Explore the Culture of Tuvan Throat Singing On […]

  • Volunteer at Pond Hockey Tournament, Get Great Gear

    The fourth annual Door County Pond Hockey Tournament is just around the corner. Forty teams will take to Kangaroo Lake February fourth, and you can join in the fun and go home with some great event gear just by lending a hand. Organizers are seeking volunteers for scorekeeping, rink setup, and flooding. Volunteers will receive […]

  • Maggie Swanson

    Server of the Week: Maggie Swanson

    If you can’t start your day without a good cup of coffee, May I suggest you stop at Glas to see Maggie? She is the chill and upbeat barista at the Sturgeon Bay place Ready to serve you with a smile on her face.   She loves meeting people of the traveling kind, Those with […]

  • Genghis Blues

    DCA Presents Week Two of Movie and Lecture Series

    On Jan. 27 and 28, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present the second weekend installment of its 2017 Movies at the Door and Distinguished Lecture series. On Jan. 27 at 7 pm, DCA will present a screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Genghis Blues, a 1999 film about Tuvan throat singing. The film traces the […]

  • Fish Creek Winter Festival, minnow race

    30th Fish Creek Winter Festival: Fun for All

    2017 marks the 30th year of Fish Creek Winter Festival, Feb. 3-5. Originally called Winter Games, the event was started in 1987 by a few Fish Creek personalities looking to have a little fun during the winter months. The atmosphere of “winter merriment” and a fun lineup of games and activities bring people back to […]

  • The Democratic Response to Gov. Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address

    Editor’s Note: Excerpts from Gov. Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address can be found here. by Rep. Gordon Hintz The annual State of the State event is an opportunity to address the citizens of Wisconsin directly, highlighting our successes, challenges, and offering a vision going forward to meet those challenges. As Gov. Walker begins […]

  • Winter Play Reading Festival Cast Announced

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the cast for the staged reading of “Birthday Boys” by TAP’s own Robert Boles and “Dolores” by Edward Allan Baker. Featuring Ginger Auld, Mark Moede, Katie Lott, and Amy Ensign, the two one-act plays make up the first in a series of eight evenings celebrating play writing as part of […]

  • Roy and Charlotte Lukes: Red-osier Dogwood

    Few native shrubs in northeastern Wisconsin are as easy to identify in the winter landscape, even from a distance, as the red dogwood. Their crimson red stems visually announce their beauty along practically every lake shore, in moist thickets, in marshes and along the edges of swamps. The name red-osier dogwood is what many people […]

  • Orchid Restoration Work at The Ridges

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces another free public program on Jan. 24 at 7 pm in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The program is “Orchid Restoration at The Ridges Sanctuary” with Brian Forest, land manager of The Ridges. In just a few months, the ridges and […]

  • Bowlers Needed for 5th Annual Bowl-a-thon

    Individual and teams of bowlers are needed for Habitat for Humanity’s 5th Annual Bowl-a-thon on Feb. 11, 12-4:30 pm. There will be two shifts for bowling at Apple Valley Lanes in Sturgeon Bay: 12-2 pm or 2:30-4:30 pm. Bowlers are asked to collect pledges and bowl two games of Nine Pin Tap Bowling. Pledge cards […]

  • Peninsula Players, Len Villano

    Peninsula Players Receive Grant

    Peninsula Players Theatre is pleased to announce it was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) through the WAB’s Creation & Presentation program. Funds of the grant will support the Peninsula Players continued development and presentation of outstanding theatrical productions and community programs as the theater prepares for its 82nd season in 2017. […]

  • Door County Brewing Company

    Cheers!: Catch a Ride on the Pallet Jack

    I distinctly recall Danny McMahon telling me a few years back that he was not going to bow to the ridiculous clamor for American IPAs. And now here I sit with Door County Brewing’s latest release, an American IPA called Pallet Jack Cruiser IPA. It appears the American IPA weirdoes aren’t going away as soon […]

  • Conservation Project Applications Sought

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack invited potential conservation partners – including private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts and universities – to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). Through this fourth RCPP Announcement for Program Funding (APF), USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will […]

  • Sports Standings: As of Jan. 15, 2017

    Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Kewaunee, 8-0, 11-2, 1.000 Southern Door, 7-1, 9-4, .875 Algoma, 5-3, 5-10, .625 Green Bay N.E.W., 4-4, 6-7, .500 Gibraltar, 3-4, 7-5, .429 Oconto, 3-5, 9-6, .375 Sturgeon Bay, 1-7, 1-13, .125 Sevastopol, 0-7, 1-10, .000 Boys Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference […]

  • Create Handmade Nature Journal at Write On Workshop

    Write On, Door County offers a special one-day writing workshop for nature lovers. “Writing Nature Nearby: Place, Process, and Presence,” will be led by visiting writer, book artist, and naturalist Amber Stoner on Jan. 28, 1 – 4 pm, at The Ridges Sanctuary. Participants will discuss and write about the importance of place, memory and […]

  • Toxic Chemical Releases Fell 56 Percent

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows releases of toxic chemicals into the air fell 56 percent from 2005-2015 at industrial facilities submitting data to the TRI program. “Today’s report shows action by EPA, state and tribal regulators and the regulated community has helped dramatically lower […]

  • Learn to Calm the Mind at Mindfulness Series

    Instructor Barb Wulf invites everyone to join a relaxing mindfulness series to learn ways to calm the mind and develop skills to bring awareness and joy to everyday life. Each class begins with gentle movement, which can be done sitting or standing, and ends with a sitting meditation. Leave refreshed and energized. Everyone is welcome. […]

  • Gibraltar Student Council Hosts Annual Groundhog’s Day Breakfast

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council will host their annual Groundhog’s Day breakfast on Feb. 2, 7:30 – 8:30 am, in the Gibraltar Cafeteria. Doors open at 7:15 am. The breakfast will include scrambled eggs, French toast, sausage, oatmeal, coffee, juice and fruit. The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for students, and only $2 […]

  • Emma Toft Featured at Friday Film

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s Friday Film tells the story of one of the founders of The Ridges Sanctuary. The Wisconsin Public Television Emma Toft, One With Nature documentary tells the story of Miss Emma. The screening is scheduled for Jan. 20 at 2 pm. Come explore the work of one of Door County’s environmental pioneer. […]

  • Climate Corner: When Government Suppresses Science We All Lose

    By Tia Nelson It was reported recently in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources had substantially edited a web page about climate change in the Great Lakes region by deleting longstanding references to climate change and its relationship to human activity. Gone also from the page was a direct link […]

  • New Parent Group Meets in Sturgeon Bay

    There is a new parent group in town – Parent Partnership of Door County. The group will meet the first and third Monday, 9-11 am, at Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay. A light breakfast, speakers and childcare provided. All parents welcome. Upcoming dates are Feb. 6 & 20; March 6 & 20; April 3 & […]

  • The UU Hosts Video Series on Income Inequality

    A new set of TED Talks and other videos will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County at 4:30 pm on four consecutive Wednesdays; the series began Jan. 18. Income inequality is the focus of the videos with discussions to follow after the screenings. Aspects of income inequality will be presented on […]

  • Winter Wine and Cherry Fest, Cherry Pit Spit

    Lautenbach’s Back for Another Winter Wine and Cherry Fest

    Discover the fun of winter at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market on Feb. 4, 10 am – 5 pm. The annual Winter Wine and Cherry Fest will include complimentary wine and specialty food product tasting – featuring the popular tart Montmorency cherry in celebration of National Cherry Month; plus an assortment of food and […]

  • Science Snippet: Is Depression Inherited?

    Is depression inherited? Researchers studied the mental health histories of 251 men and women averaging 18 years of age, and also examined the histories of their parents and grandparents. Compared to participants with no family history of depression, individuals whose parents had major depression were twice as likely to develop the condition. They were also […]

  • Sen. Ron Johnson Confident in Piecemeal Approach to Repeal Affordable Care Act

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after Governor Walker’s State of the State address to the joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature: “After listening to Governor Walker give his address, I am proud of the state of our state and enthusiastic about its future. Wisconsin continues to maintain a strong financial […]

  • Crossroads Offers Free Skiing

    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 lends ski equipment and snowshoes, free of charge, to […]

  • The Bestseller List: Jan. 20, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION  The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett  Moonglow, by Michael Chabon  History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund  Swing Time, by Zadie Smith HARDCOVER NONFICTION Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance The Hidden Life of Trees, by Peter Wohlleben The Book of Joy, by the Dalai Lama Atlas Obscura, by Joshua Foer, […]

  • Wisconsin Receives Grant for Career Education

    A $2 million New Skills for Youth grant was recently announced at a press conference in Beaver Dam that will strengthen and expand career-education opportunities for Wisconsin students. The state is one of 10 grant recipients announced by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and JPMorgan Chase. The three-year grant will allow Wisconsin […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Call DNR, Legislators to Protest Climate Misinformation

    I am greatly troubled by the DNR’s recent decision to revise its webpage on climate change to state that current planetary changes are “being debated.” It used to say human activity was the primary cause. Given that more than 97 percent of publishing climate scientists are convinced, based on the evidence, that human-caused global warming […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Hikers, Stay Off Ski Trails

    While grooming the ski trail at Potawatomi State Park today I found more footprints. Either these people cannot read or they are “special” and rules don’t apply to them. Hikers destroy the ski trail and make it difficult to ski. Groomers put in many hours trying to make the trails nice only to have hikers […]

  • Manners Matter: Friendly Bets Between Friends Turn Sour

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m a Packers fan and my buddy has been a lifelong Cowboys fan. We had a friendly bet for Sunday’s playoff game. If the Cowboys won, I’d have to wear a Dallas jersey to work one day this week and if the Packers won, he would have to wear a Green Bay […]

  • Genealogical Society Meeting

    The Peninsula Genealogical Society will meet Jan. 26 in the Greene Room at the Sturgeon Bay Library at 7 pm. Guests Jerry and Nan Krause will discuss their firsthand experience with the genealogy software program called “RootsMagic.” Visitors are welcome.

  • Anissa Kalms

    KerberRose Hires Gibraltar Alumni

    KerberRose, S.C. is pleased to announce the addition of Anissa Kalms and Meghan Delsart as staff accountants in their Sister Bay office. Kalms recently moved back to the Northern Door area after spending several years working for an Iowa-based public accounting firm. Kalms is a graduate of Gibraltar High School and has a Bachelors degree […]

  • Ann O’Leary, 69th Alice in Dairyland

    70th Alice in Dairyland Needed

    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting applications for the 70th Alice in Dairyland, Wisconsin’s agricultural ambassador. Application materials are due Monday, Feb. 6. In this highly visible and fast-paced position, the 70th Alice in Dairyland will cultivate relationships with various television, radio and print media outlets across the state; write […]

  • Pesticide Applicator Training Course to be Held at Government Center

    A Private Pesticide Applicator Training class will be held Feb. 14, 9 am – 3:30 pm, 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 […]

  • Northern Door Broomball League: Jan. 11, 2017

    Standings Alexander’s 2-0 Peninsula Painters 2-0 Door County Brewery 1-1 JJ’s La Puerta 1-1 Horseshoe Bay 0-2 Husby’s 0-2 Results Door County Brewery 10, Husby’s 2 Brady Olson had four goals for the Brewery Pen Painters 8, Horseshoe Bay 0 Brian Fitzgerald had five goals for Pen Painters Alexander’s 3, JJ’s 1 Patrick Foy had […]

  • Community Health Information Program Discusses “Resources for Living” at Upcoming Meeting

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation, “Resources for Living in Northern Door County,” on Jan. 29, 4 pm, at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. Speakers will be Pam Bush from Door-Tran and Sheila Petroni from Neighbor-to-Neighbor. As people age, their ability to be totally independent […]

  • ReStore Sells Donated Goods in Furniture Blitz Sales

    The Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort is donating the furniture from all 38 of their units to Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore while they remodel their units with updated furniture. The donation includes sofas, upholstered chairs, dining sets, stools of varying styles, lamps and pictures. The ReStore is going to be selling the furniture at […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: Jan. 20, 2017

    High Series: Jason Daubner 727, Brett Anschutz 693, Mike Snell 636 High Game: Jason Daubner 255, Tucker Emerson 253, Cole Biwer 247 High Team Game: Husby’s 932 High Team Series: Husby’s 2,683

  • DCVB Holds Tourism Ambassador Class

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) is holding its first Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) class on Jan. 26, 8:30 am – 1 pm, at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor. The Door County CTA Program is a multifaceted program that serves to increase regional tourism by inspiring front-line employees and volunteers to turn each visitor […]

  • Bill Chaudoir, Len Villano

    Travel is in Bill Chaudoir’s Future: Former DCEDC director recalls highpoints of 28-year career

    Twenty-eight years ago next month, a young man who had spent the past nine years in the Door County Planning Department became the first executive director of the newly created Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC). “It’s kind of an interesting story how we got this thing started,” said Bill Chaudoir, who stepped down from […]

  • Len Villano, Small Forest

    Small Forest to Play at Fireside Coffeehouse Concert

    On Jan. 28 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a concert in the intimate Fireside Lobby by popular Door County trio Small Forest. Small Forest is a progressive folk-rock band featuring Jeanne Kuhns, Marybeth Mattson and Patrick Palmer. Mother/daughter songwriters Kuhns and Mattson sing soaring harmonies together on their own original music, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Deja ‘Blue,’ All Over Again

    Crumbling district roads, completely unabated CAFO-produced liquid manure pollution, threats from his own party leadership to dismantle the DNR, ever multiplying public education dollars siphoned off to religious schools (disregarding the oath of office in the constitutional separation of church and state), no improvement in living wage jobs to be seen anywhere, not a single […]

  • Packers Aim for Sixth Super Bowl Appearance

    The Green Bay Packers will play in their seventh NFC Conference Championship Game in franchise history on Sunday after a thrilling 34-31 victory against the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional playoff round. The Packers (12-6) will travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons (12-5) at 2:05 pm in a Sunday contest. Atlanta is coming […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Perfect Political Storm

    Republican obstructionism against Obama began in 2008 at secret meetings led by Eric Cantor and Mitch McConnell and continues today with efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and other Obama initiatives, all in order to wreck his legacy. Trump was elected by the accident of an outdated electoral college system and by getting votes […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: News from this week’s past, Jan. 16-20

    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. 16, 1874 Why don’t some of the enterprising farmers in this county go into the dairy business? It is not the thing to be […]

  • Door County Maritime Museum, telegraph

    DCMM to Open New Telegraph Exhibit

    The Door County Maritime Museum will open a new exhibit, Telegraphs of the Past, on Jan. 27 in its upstairs lobby of the Sturgeon Bay location. This temporary exhibit centers on communication aboard a ship by way of a four-stage presentation. It is the second in a series of exhibits in the upper lobby designed […]

  • Curd Girl, Discover Wisconsin, Curbside Eats

    Local Food Truck Featured on “Discover Wisconsin”

    Wisconsin’s growing food truck scene is taking center stage on the popular TV show, Discover Wisconsin. The nation’s longest-running tourism TV show and its hosts, Mariah Haberman and Eric Paulsen, highlight seven food carts and trucks across the state of Wisconsin in “Curbside Eats.” The program was produced in partnership with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Silencing Our Voices?

    In a recent letter to the editor, the Pulse was admonished to keep its “editorial commentary” to “beer, food, nature, the arts, etc., not politics.” While I won’t debate this letter writer’s personal politics, to suggest that “politics” should be off limits to the Pulse is at best patronizing, and at worst, smacks of dangerous […]

  • All Invited to Parent Night at Southern Door Auditorium

    The Southern Door County School District invites parents and community members to attend a Love and Logic Parent Night on Feb. 16, 6-8 pm, at Southern Door Auditorium. Jim Clark, a trained Love and Logic presenter and Principal at Notre Dame of De Pere, will present strategies to help parents put an end to arguing, […]

  • Gibraltar High School, DECA

    Gibraltar DECA Students Compete at Career Development Conference

    Fifteen Gibraltar High School business students competed at the Northeast Wisconsin District DECA Career Development Conference on Jan. 14 at Bayport High School. Ten students earned 26 awards in seven different career concentrations. Each competitor took a 100-question career specific exam and participated in two role play scenarios with judges from throughout NE Wisconsin. Freshman […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Jan. 20, 2017

    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? “Oh my god, what a steal. Look how many Fun Dips I got!” “Did you say boots or boobs? One letter makes […]

  • Questions & Artists: Photographer Arlene Stanger

    It was the magic of the dark room that drew Arlene Stanger to photography in 1972 and it is the magic of iPhone photo apps that continues to inspire the award-winning Door County photographer. After nearly four decades of capturing landscapes, flowers and industrial buildings as a hobby photographer, Stanger and her husband Steven moved […]

  • Andrew and Matthew Memorial Fund Donates to We Are HOPE, Inc.

    We Are HOPE, Inc. is pleased to announce a generous gift to support the We Are HOPE, Inc. Annual Appeal from Mrs. Jan Welborn, in honor of her late husband and son, Andrew and Mathew Welborn. The Andrew and Mathew Memorial Fund is making a sizable donation in the amount of $10,000 to help support […]

  • High School Winter Athletics

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 20 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Jan. 24 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 26 @ Green Bay West, 7:15 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 23 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 26 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Jan. 20 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 26 @ Oconto, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball

    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 Serve-Rites, […]

  • Washington Island Fish Boil Festival

    Third Annual Fish Boil Festival Date Set

    The third Annual Washington Island Fish Boil Festival is set for Feb. 4 at FitzGerald’s in Berwyn, Ill. Local Washington Island musician Julian Hagen and commercial fisherman Ken Koyen are heading south again to host another fun-filled evening at FitzGerald’s. Koyen will bring his famous fish boil to this nationally known music venue. Besides the […]

  • 2017 Golden Heart Awards Seek Nominees

    The Volunteer Center of Door County is seeking nominations for the 2017 Golden Heart Awards. There are five categories for the awards:  Adult; Volunteer Group; Environmental Stewardship; Youth (includes scholarship); and Lifetime of Service. All nominees will be recognized, and winners will be announced at the “feel-good event of the year,” the Golden Heart Volunteer […]

  • Fire Department Offers AED & CPR Classes

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer a class to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The class will be […]

  • Trivia: As of 2011, how much does it cost to produce one United States dime coin?

    Question: As of 2011, how much does it cost to produce one United States dime coin? Answer: 5.65 cents  

  • United Way Considers 2016 Campaign a Success

    With all proceeds and pledges from the United Way of Door County 2016 campaign counted, the final tally is $477,784.63. The total represents a $33,237.26 increase over 2015 and is within $7,000 of the highest ever raised by a United Way of Door County annual campaign. “We are so grateful to the over 1,000 people […]

  • Fire and Ice Festival, Ice Carving

    Fire and Ice Festival Looking for Carvers

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) is seeking beginner, intermediate and advanced ice carvers for the 2017 Fire and Ice Festival on Feb. 18. Ice carvers compete for cash prizes and begin carving at 9 am in various locations in downtown Sturgeon Bay. A panel of volunteers will judge all ice carvings beginning at 2 […]

  • Boys & Girls Club of Door County

    Boys & Girls Club Awarded Grant for Academic Programming

    The Door County Community Foundation has awarded Boys and Girls Club of Door County a Sustainability Grant from the Children and Youth Fund, the John and Nell Herlache Community Impact Fund, the Ruth & Hartley Barker Memorial Fund, and the Callsen Family Fund. This grant will be used to purchase supplies to assist the Boys […]

  • By the Numbers: Soup

    In honor of National Soup Month, we asked Paul “Soup Santa” Wanish of Czarnuszka Soup in beautiful downtown Ephraim to provide us with some soupy numbers. Zero The number of rabbits that go into every batch of Rhythm Chili. That’s a chicken, ma’am. Zero to 1 The number of times per year a Seinfeld reference […]

  • Municipal News: Jan. 20-27, 2017

    DOOR COUNTY  City of Sturgeon Bay: The Zoning Board of Appeals meets at noon on Jan. 24. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board meets at 3:30 pm on Jan. 26. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm on Jan. 26.  County of Door: The Administrative Committee meets at 10 am on Jan. […]

  • Cub Scout, Raingutter Regatta

    Framed: Cub Scout Raingutter Regatta

    James Colosimo and Wyatt Bultman during Cub Scout Pack 4120’s Raingutter Regatta at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on Jan. 14. Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos all participated in this annual event. Submitted.

  • Re-Create Old Hobbies with New Horizons Band

    As more Door County adults retire and find time on their hands, they are frequently re-discovering old hobbies and pastimes. The Peninsula New Horizons Band (PNHB) program was developed for adults who wish to learn to play a band instrument, or re-learn an instrument they used to play. Students can learn and play woodwind, brass […]

  • Sustain Door Film Night at Sturgeon Bay Library

    On Jan. 25, Sustain Door will hold a film night and discussion of new ways of living on our delicate little planet. They will meet at 7 pm in the Jane Greene Room of the Sturgeon Bay Library. A variety of short films will be offered concerning agricultural myths, a UN program fostering alternative energy […]

  • NexGen Hosts Networking Event at Starboard Brewing

    On Jan. 26, 6 – 10 pm, the NexGen Door County YP Network will host a trivia night networking event at the Starboard Brewing Company taproom (151 N 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay). Meet other young professionals from the community and enjoy delicious food from Nistebox. Come alone or bring a team (six or fewer per […]

  • David Insurance and Thomas/Pfeifer Insurance Agencies Merge

    Effective Jan. 1, the David Insurance Agency and the Thomas/Pfeifer Insurance Agency offices have merged and are doing business as David/Pfeifer Insurance Agency, located in the Professional Center at 10589 S. Highland Road in Sister Bay. Jeff Pfeifer, Steve Chomeau and their combined staff will work to continue the long tradition of providing insurance and […]

  • Hocus, Door County Humane Society

    Featured Pet: Hocus

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) cattery staff would like to introduce Hocus. This great 5-year-old feline is a very handsome boy with a jet black coat and stunning yellow eyes. Hocus came to DCHS as a stray on Oct. 31, 2016, hence his being named after the Halloween movie Hocus Pocus. His personality can […]

  • Len Villano

    2017 Free Throw Champs

    The 2017 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship was held Jan. 14 at St. John Bosco/Corpus Christi Gym in Sturgeon Bay. Students who participated in the event are, pictured from left: Bailey Henrickson, second place; Dallas Nichols, first place (boys); Ashlyn Delfosse, first place (girls); and Manav Jandu, third place. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Mark Urness

    Birch Creek Holds Jazz Concert

    Birch Creek invites all to a wonderful evening of music during “Matters of the Heart” jazz concert featuring Birch Creek faculty members Reggie Thomas (vocal/piano in Nat King Cole style) and Rick Haydon (guitar) with special guest Mark Urness (bass). Thomas is Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University. Reggie is a longtime consultant/clinician […]

  • Excerpts from Gov. Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address

    On Jan. 10, 2017, Gov. Scott Walker delivered his annual State of the State address. Following are excerpts from that address. On the State of the State More people were employed in Wisconsin last year than at any point in the history of our great state. Unemployment levels are the lowest in more than 15 […]

  • Obituary: Betty Walrabenstein

    Betty Walrabenstein, 93, of Sister Bay, died peacefully on January 16, 2017 in Sturgeon Bay.  She was born in 1923 in Waukesha to Frederick and Josephine Steffen. She graduated from Waukesha High School and was a secretary at Universal Milking Machines Company until she married Arthur Walrabenstein in 1947. They had two daughters, Donna and Susan. […]

  • Obituary: Helen Ann Frings

    Helen Ann Frings, 88, of Jacksonport, died Friday, January 13, 2017, in De Pere. She was born in Kansas City, MO, on December 3, 1928, the daughter of the late William and Irene (Campbell) Johnson. Following her graduation from Holy Angels (DSHA) High School in Milwaukee, Helen received a BA in Education from St. Mary’s […]

  • Obituary: Brenda Clarke Meigs

    Brenda Clarke Meigs, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully, Friday morning, January 13, 2017 at her home. She was born July 29, 1920 in Wimbledon, England, the daughter of the late Harold and Beatrice (Hitchcock) Clarke. When the war broke out, Brenda returned from school in Lauzanne, Switzerland, to join the Women’s Royal Air Force, […]

  • Obituary: Dan Janisse

    Dan Janisse died peacefully in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin on Jan. 11 at the age of 60. Dan is survived by his three sons, Chris, Alex and Matt Janisse, all of Sister Bay and his former wife Janet Janisse, Sister Bay.  He is further survived by his brothers Jim (Pam), Cedarburg, WI and Steve, Eagle River, WI, sisters […]

  • Obituary: Lester A. Volkmann

    Lester A. Volkmann, age 85, of Egg Harbor died on January 10, 2017 at his home. He was born on July 24, 1931, in Egg Harbor to Fredrick and Mildred (Martens) Volkmann. He married Marion Utter on February 10, 1951, in Egg Harbor. He lived on the family farm all of his life. He was […]

  • Obituary: Jim Roberts

    Jim Roberts, 88, of St. Simons Island, GA, died Sunday, January 8, 2017 following a very brief illness. He and his wife, Joanne, who preceded him in death in May 2014, were long-time St. Simons residents, most recently residing at Marsh’s Edge. They moved to the island after completing professional careers in the Chicago, IL, area. […]

  • Obituary: Marvin H. Staver

    Marvin Henry Staver, our Bapa, joined our Nana, Betty Lou Anita, on January 7, 2017. After 69 years of marriage, ten and half months apart were far too long for him, and he was ready. A proud multi-generational small dairy farmer and skilled carpenter, Bapa spent 90 of his 91 years living in the Sister […]

  • Anniversary: Bill and Judy Gregory

    Local Door County residents Bill and Judy Gregory will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday, Jan. 21, 2016. The couple met at a high school St. Patrick’s Day dance in the basement of St. Priscilla Church in Chicago, in March of 1963. Bill was just 16 and Judy was just 14 years old. They […]

  • Michigan Street Bridge Closure Extended to Jan. 26

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office announces extension of the Michigan Street Bridge closure in Sturgeon Bay until Thursday, Jan. 26. Recent ice and rain have delayed replacing nine bridge beams damaged in a vehicle strike last year. Repair work on the bridge began Tuesday, Jan. 3, and was scheduled to finish […]

  • Kewaunee County Launches “State Biogas Project” Web Page

    Kewaunee County has created an informational web page on titled, “State Biogas Project” as a service to the public and local elected officials, regarding the state of Wisconsin’s proposed Integrated Anaerobic Digester System Program. On Nov. 17, 2016, Gov. Scott Walker and officials from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Department of Natural Resources […]

  • Door County Reads “Empire Falls”

    The title Empire Falls might lead some readers to expect a story about the demise of a big city crime syndicate but Richard Russo’s novel, the one about a small mill town in Maine that has fallen on hard times, is anything but noir fiction. Empire Falls was chosen as this year’s Door County Reads […]

  • DeNoto, Schwaller Featured in Community Foundation’s Lobby Gallery

    The community is invited to attend a reception on Jan. 21, 5 – 7 pm, at the Door County Community Foundation to celebrate the Lobby Gallery Winter Exhibition featuring Karen Lee DeNoto and Renee Schwaller. DeNoto is a native New Englander who has made Door County her home. She has spent more than 20 years […]

  • Step Up with Step Afrika! Jan. 20

    On Jan. 20, the stage of Door Community Auditorium will come alive with the sights and sounds of African and African American dance traditions with a performance by professional dance company Step Afrika! What began as a cultural exchange program in 1994 by founder and executive director C. Brian Williams to merge the African American […]

  • Celebrate the Season with Free Fishing Weekend Jan. 21-22

    While the days of boating and beaching may still be a few months away, you don’t have to wait until the spring thaw to enjoy a weekend on the waters of Lake Michigan. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is providing its annual Free Fishing Weekend on Jan. 21 and 22. For the entire weekend, […]

  • Town of Carlton Reaches Settlement Over Closed Nuke Plant Taxes

    The air inside Carlton’s town hall almost crackled with excitement last Saturday morning for the specially called town meeting to vote on a settlement agreement reached with Dominion Resources of Richmond, Va., a company commonly referred to as an “energy giant.” In comparison, Carlton is a rural community of about 1,000 people in southeastern Kewaunee […]

  • Door County Dump Truck Slides off Egg Harbor’s White Cliff Road

    A county highway tri-axle dump truck slid off icy White Cliff Road in Egg Harbor while sanding the road on Jan. 17. Thad Ash, the highway department’s patrol superintendent, said the truck drifted sideways and went over the cliff onto the driver’s side of the truck at 8479 White Cliff Road. Ash said the driver […]

  • ‘Big Bundle Up’ Campaign Has Record-Breaking Year in Wisconsin

    The 7th annual “Big Bundle Up” campaign that concluded earlier this month topped previous years with 1,303 winter clothing items donated. The campaign was led by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and organized locally by the Door County Visitor Bureau. The Door County Visitor Bureau Welcome Center along with visitor centers in Baileys Harbor, Carlsville, […]

  • Southern Door Student Receives $1,000 Wisconsin FFA Foundation Grant

    Jared Baudhuin, Southern Door senior and FFA member, received a $1,000 Dairy Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) grant from the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. He was one of 37 Wisconsin FFA members from 27 different chapters chosen as a grant recipient. Successful candidates were chosen based on the level and scope of their SAE in accordance with […]

  • Campaign Finance Discussion Set for Jan. 31 at Sturgeon Bay Library

    The community is invited to an educational discussion about campaign finance and efforts to reform the current law on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay, sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Citizens frustrated about the amount of money spent to influence recent elections have an opportunity […]

  • Liberty Grove Historical Society Continues to Work on Military Circle of Honor and Heritage Walkway

    The Liberty Grove Historical Society is installing its historic project, the first Door County monument honoring individual military veterans and active duty personnel, according to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Year-round and seasonal residents, as well as all members and donors to the Liberty Grove Historical Society, may honor their family members and friends who have […]

  • Anglers Invited to Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum to Discuss Lake, Brown Trout

    Anglers interested in expanded harvest opportunities for Lake Michigan lake trout and 2017 stocking plans for brown trout are encouraged to attend two meetings on Jan. 26 at Lakeshore Technical College. The first meeting will cover discussion of the proposed lake trout emergency rule and will run from 4 to 5:30 pm. Following a short […]

  • Winter Whimsy at Meadows Art Gallery

    Sometimes artwork is fun to look at: color vibrancy, different combinations of color hues, compositional use of all art elements, subjects that show a sense of humor or irony, etc. The next show at the Meadows Art Gallery includes all of these elements and is titled Winter Whimsy. The work of the five artists included […]

  • Sen. Baldwin Pushes to Keep Dairy-Related Labeling Off Plant-Based Beverages

    Milk 1a :  a fluid secreted by the mammary glands of females for the nourishment of their young; b (1) :  milk from an animal and especially a cow used as food by people (2) :  a food product produced from seeds or fruit that resembles and is used similarly to cow’s milk<coconut milk> <soy milk> 2:  a liquid resembling milk in appearance: […]

  • Saturday Story Hour Begins at Ridges Sanctuary

    Illustrator/artist Pat Dobrinska is having a book signing and reading of her children’s book, I Love You… Unconditionally, written by Wisconsin author Kelly Condon, at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor. Families are invited to meet Dobrinska and get a signed, personalized copy of the book. The original paintings, seen as illustrations in the book, […]

  • Door County Poetry Conference Coming up in March

    Registration is currently open for the 2017 Writing on the Door: Poetry Conference, presented by Write On, Door County. The conference will be held March 23-25, with a keynote reading by Naomi Shihab Nye on March 23, 7 pm, at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Friday and Saturday are filled with a dozen […]