Peninsula Pulse – Jan. 22-29, 2016

In this issue

  • Films, Candlelight Ski, Play Readings & More Weekend Plans

    From classic film-themed parties to a candlelight ski event, you’re sure to find something enjoyable waiting for you this weekend. Friday, January 29 Frostbite Party Pull out your fedora, curl your hair and slip into a vintage frock as Turtle Ridge Gallery celebrates the black and white shades of winter with its annual Frostbite Party. […]

  • Sushi Restaurant to Open on Sturgeon Bay’s Third Avenue

    Aaron Carmody and Brad Hunsader formed a new restaurant group called Blank Canvas Group and are excited to share their first venture called Crate Sushi and Seafood. Crate will open their doors on Jan. 29, 2016. The menu will feature 10 signature rolls with rotating chef’s choice rolls throughout the week. There will be five […]

  • Help Maritime Museum Reach New Heights with Tower Campaign

    The Door County Maritime Museum is figuratively shining a light on its campaign to build an 11-story tower at its location in Sturgeon Bay. The museum recently restored the Fresnel lens that was formerly housed in the Green Bay Entrance Lighthouse on permanent loan from the United States Lighthouse. The light is now situated in […]

  • Sturgeon Bay City Council Candidate Forum Set for Feb. 3

    The League of Women Voters of Door County is sponsoring a candidate forum for candidates running for city council seats in Wards 2 and 6, on Feb. 3 at 7 pm in the City Council Chambers (second floor) at City Hall, 421 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. This is an opportunity for the public to […]

  • Obituary: Richard L. Diemer

    Richard L. Diemer died Jan. 15, 2016. Arrangements are pending for a memorial service. A complete notice will be posted when the information is available.

  • Gibraltar DECA Competitors Earn Numerous Awards at District Conference

    Eight Gibraltar Marketing Education DECA competitors earned outstanding awards at the 2016 District Level Career Development Conference held on Jan. 9 at Bay Port High School in Suamico. DECA is an international student organization developing future business leaders in marketing, entrepreneurship and management. The Buying and Merchandising Team of Audrey Sitte and Collin Strege medaled […]

  • Lodge at Leathem Smith to Hold Benefit for Michele Bogart

    The friends and family of Michele and Tom “Bogie” Bogart will hold a cancer benefit in Michele’s honor on Jan. 23 at The Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay from 4 – 8 pm. Bogie is the owner/operator of Malvetz Furniture and for more than 20 years, he was an organizer of the Aloha […]

  • Commentary: Industry Differences, Twin Cities’ Uniqueness Explain Economic Divergence of States

    For much of the 20th century, Wisconsin’s economy outperformed Minnesota’s, but in the last 40 years, the tables turned. Why? Industry differences between the two states and the unusual success of a single cold-weather metro, Minneapolis-St. Paul, are the main reasons, according to “Two State Economies, One Rare Metro,” a new analysis from the Wisconsin […]

  • Obituary: Evelyn Ruth Nehlsen

    Evelyn Ruth Nehlsen was born on August 2, 1928 in Lombard, IL to John Allen and Ethel (Jepsen) Bunch. She passed on peacefully into God’s presence on January 18, 2016 in Sturgeon Bay, WI. She was survived by her husband of 65 years, Walter I. Nehlsen; her brother Charles Bunch (Connie) of CA; children: Marilee […]

  • Sign Up to Be The Match at Gibraltar Student Council/Red Cross Blood Drive

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council and the Red Cross have collaborated to bring northern Door County another opportunity to save lives at a blood drive and a Be The Match donor registration event. The blood drive will be held in the Door Community Auditorium on Feb. 1, 9 am – 2 pm. An appointment […]

  • Letter to the Editor: King of the Jungle or Bad Tarzan?

    Me Trump – you chump Me build wall you out – you no come in Fear – Hate Me Trump – Me Great!   Pete Thelen Baileys Harbor, Wis.

  • Letter to the Editor: Our Government Deserves Better

    I’m 66 years old and I’ve been involved in the process of politics and government since I was 17. I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of knowing and working with members of both parties, the saints and the sinners alike. It pains me and relieves me to say that I’m no longer an active participant […]

  • Sevastopol Alum Joins Door County Adventure Center at Program Coordinator

    Katie Bagnall-Newman has been hired as Door County Adventure Center’s new program coordinator. Bagnall-Newman is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and she is excited to return to Door County, where she graduated from Sevastopol High School in 2011. Bagnall-Newman has a background in environmental education and brings a new […]

  • DCVB Releases 2016 Door County Official Visitor Guide

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB), the tourism marketing organization for Door County, recently announced the 2016 Door County Official Visitor Guide is available. The free travel guide features a wide variety of content about visiting and planning a trip to Door County. Helpful travel information can be found throughout the guide with special sections […]

  • St. Norbert and Packers Team Up for Conference

    Aaron Taylor, a CBS Sports college football analyst, will speak at the Sport and Society Conference hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, May 23-25, 2016. The theme of the conference is “The Business of College Sports.” Taylor, a former Green Bay Packers player, will take part in a panel discussion at […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Don’t Bully Me Into Fear

    I glance through the obituaries every so often (just to make sure I wasn’t in it). Most of the people I usually don’t know. Some I am familiar with. Anybody I’m close to I already know about. Few directly relate to the causes but old age and its associated maladies appear to be the main […]

  • Pete Oleson Joins Jennifer Schmatz American Family Agency

    The Jennifer Schmatz American Family Agency is pleased to announce the addition of Pete Oleson as an agency sales rep. Oleson’s roots trace back to Newport and Washington Island and he is happy to be back in Sister Bay. He brings more than 15 years experience in insurance. Stop by and introduce yourself to Oleson […]

  • Waseda Farms Sold Broth to Benefit Local Organizations

    On Jan. 1, Sayard Geeve and Vallarie Callies with Waseda Farms joined all the Polar Bear Plunge enthusiasts and spectators down at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. They were onsite selling organic chicken broth for $1, with all of the proceeds distributed between Jacksonport Fire Department and Feed My People in Sturgeon Bay. If all five […]

  • Births: Dec. 11, 2015 to Jan. 15, 2016

    Mike and Gelana Davis, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a girl born on Dec. 11, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Kenneth and Mary Ann Gunnlaugsson, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Dennis and Nancy Davis, Sobieski, Wis.   Ashley LaLuzerne and Mike DeNamur, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents […]

  • Roy Lukes: Mourning Doves

    How well I remember the early spring of 1952 when I was a junior at the Wisconsin State College at Oshkosh, learning how to become a teacher. One of the biology professors had posted a large chart in one of the halls of the main building on which he invited those students and professors interested […]

  • Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” K. Iltis

    Elizabeth “Betty” K. Iltis, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Madison and Minocqua, passed away Saturday January 9, 2016. She was born Elizabeth Helen Kletzien on December 9, 1923, in Appleton, the daughter of the late A. F. “Don” and Florence Alma (Owen) Kletzien. Betty graduated with the New Trier High school class of 1941 […]

  • An Icy Piscatorial Pursuit: Europe Lake Attracts Pair of Kenosha Anglers

    Last weekend was free ice fishing weekend in Wisconsin, meaning anyone could fish without a license. I set out on Saturday in search of hardy ice fisherfolk, convinced that hordes of them would be out there taking advantage of the state’s invitation to fish for free. I first drove to Kangaroo Lake to see if […]

  • Nicole Howard Hosts Jamberry Open House at Door County Fire Company

    Beat the January blues with a Jamberry Open House to benefit the United Way of Door County on Jan. 26, 5 – 8 pm, at Door County Fire Company. Nicole Howard’s Jamberry business will donate 20 percent of the evening sales to United Way. There will be appetizers, cash bar and Jamberry’s one-of-a-kind nail wraps. […]

  • United Way’s Annual Campaign Raises Enough to Help 7,000 County Residents

    The 2015 Annual Fundraising Campaign for the United Way of Door County raised $446,762. Services will be provided to nearly 7,000 Door County residents who will be empowered by at least one of the human services programs that receive funding from United Way of Door County. The Community Investment Committee and Board of Directors will […]

  • Nominations Sought for 2016 Golden Heart Awards

    The Volunteer Center of Door County is seeking nominations for the 2016 Golden Heart Volunteer Awards. Nominees are being sought in the following five categories: Adult; Group; Environmental; Lifetime of Service; and Youth (includes scholarship). All nominees will be recognized, and winners will be announced at the Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration. In keeping with the […]

  • EPA Releases Wastewater Infrastructure Survey

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a survey showing that $271 billion is needed to maintain and improve the nation’s wastewater infrastructure, including the pipes that carry wastewater to treatment plants, the technology that treats the water, and methods for managing stormwater runoff.

 The survey is a collaboration between EPA, states, the District […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Spiritual Or Religious?

    Does organic appeal to you more than organizational? Is worship, for you, an experience that’s personal beyond institutional? Welcome to our inter-faith community! Without a religious service or liturgy, we have no creeds, confessions, or collections…no pulpits or pews…no altar calls, prosperity preaching, damnation-orientation, celestial choirs, or big screen TVs. Rather, we gather monthly to […]

  • Commentary: ‘Property Rights’ Bill Leaves Too Many Questions

    By Senator Kathleen Vinehout If passed into law, a recently introduced bill will have profound implications on the ability of local government to protect its residents from unexpected developments. Assembly Bill 582, written by Sen. Frank Lasee and Rep. Adam Jarchow, would affect local government in a number of ways. The bill expands the legal […]

  • Pet Talk: Should I Worry About Salt On My Dog’s Paws?

    By Sally Salopek   Q:  When walking my dog Rowdy this winter, should I worry about the salt used on sidewalks and roads for melting the ice?   A:  I love walking my dogs on a sunny day in winter when the temperature isn’t too cold and the wind isn’t blowing too hard, but with […]

  • Northern Door Broomball League: Jan. 22, 2016

    Week 2 Results JJ’s 3, Peninsula Painters 1 Alexander’s 9, Horseshoe Bay Golf Club 0 Wild Tomato 4, Peninsula Pulse 1   Standings Win – Loss – Tie – Points Alexander’s 2 – 0 – 0 – 4 JJ’s 2 – 0 – 0 – 4 Wild Tomato 2 – 0 – 0 – 4 […]

  • Featured Pet: Sage

    Hello Pulse readers, my name is Sage. I came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) as a stray more than a year ago. Although a true lady never tells her age, I am proud to report that I am in the prime of my life at only four years and seven months old. I […]

  • Price Report: A Stronger U.S. Dollar

    Putting political affiliations aside, the U.S. dollar is stronger than it has been in a decade. Whether that’s due to a better economy at home or a volatile global economy is for candidates to debate. Regardless of the reason, a stronger dollar means big things in the economic climate both at home and abroad. A […]

  • Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise

    Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Jan. 17 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Jason-3 is an international mission led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in partnership […]

  • White Gull Featured on Upcoming “Discover Wisconsin” Episode

    Eight restaurants across the state, including the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek, are featured in an upcoming episode of the nation’s longest-running tourism TV Show, Discover Wisconsin. “America’s Dairyland – A Dairy Good Breakfast” airs Jan. 23-24 and was produced in partnership with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) and Discover Wisconsin. The program […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Jan. 22, 2016

    STANDINGS As of Jan. 18, 2016 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 29-1 Music Masters DJs, 16-8 Bayshore Powerballers, 11-16 Bay Area Transplant, 7-20 YMCA, 3-21   B League, W-L Red Room, 31-2 Renard’s Cheese, 26-7 Hatco, 17-16 Brick Lot, 16-17 Econo Double Baggers, 14-19 Para Tran, 12-21 Whiskepedia, 12-21 Peninsula Podiatry, 6-27   RESULTS […]

  • Obituary: Daniel Frank Bloom

    Daniel Frank Bloom, 55, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at his home on January 13, 2016. He was born October 14, 1960 in Chicago to Bernard and Nancy (Hoffman) Bloom. Daniel grew up in the Chicago area and moved to Sturgeon Bay about 18 years ago. He was an avid outdoorsman and was a self-employed […]

  • By the Numbers: Racial Integration

    In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of a colorblind society, WalletHub analysts looked at the state of racial progress in the 50 states. They examined 10 key indicators of such progress, ranging from median annual income to homeownership rates to voter turnout. Here are some of their findings.   13 Percentage of Americans […]

  • Pioneers Basketball: Boys, Girls Midseason Update

    By Justin Skiba The Sevastopol Pioneers boys and girls basketball teams recently passed the midway point of the regular season and will push for a strong finish as tournament time approaches next month. Boys The Pioneers boys team record is currently 3-9 overall (0-7 conference). At this point last season, the Pioneers record stood at […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Jan. 22, 2016

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 22 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Jan. 28 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 26 vs. Southern Door, 7:30 pm Jan. 29 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL  Boys Basketball Jan. 22 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 28 @ Stockbridge, 6:30 pm  Girls Basketball Jan. 25 @ Green Bay West, […]

  • New J. P. Express BP to Open Feb. 5 with $1.04/Gallon Gas

    J. P. Express BP, a $1.5 million gas station and convenience store, has opened at the intersection of Hwy. 42 and Monument Point Road in the town of Egg Harbor. Parvinder Jandu, president of Jandu Petroleum, retained Bachmann Construction, Madison, as the general contractor. The store is open 5 am – 10 pm. Beginning May […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Political Preening Again

    While I suppose that area citizens are appreciative of our 1st District Senator Lasee visiting his district this coming Monday, Jan. 25, to discuss the Peninsula State Park tower restoration and to present a Wisconsin DOT discussion on the planned roundabouts immediately north of the Bayview Bridge on Hwy. 42, these visits could be opportunities […]

  • Waseda Farms “You Buy We Give” Campaign Raises Funds for Two Local Nonprofits

    The Waseda Farms You Buy We Give Campaign will once again donate 100 percent of all ground beef sales from both of their retail locations in Baileys Harbor and De Pere during January to four partner charities that focus on feeding those in need in Northeast Wisconsin. Locally, two of the partners are Boys and […]

  • Welters Make $10,000 Donation to Ministry’s Bone and Joint Center of Door County

    Pam and Bill Welter recently gifted Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) with a contribution to their new Bone and Joint Center. Pam and Bill both receive their primary care from Dr. Kelton Reitz. After a fall in the couple’s backyard, Bill underwent treatment and finally, knee-replacement surgery with Dr. Dan Tomaszewski. “I received a […]

  • St. John Bosco Celebrates National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 6

    National Catholic Schools week, Jan. 30 – Feb. 6, is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Through various events, St. John Bosco in Sturgeon Bay will focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to the church, community and nation. The school will have entertainer and […]

  • “Faces of Recovery” Fundraiser at CenterPointe Marina

    The Door County Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition will hold an event called “Faces of Recovery” at CenterPointe Marina Clubhouse in Sturgeon Bay on Jan. 28, 6 – 8 pm. Dessert and coffee will be served as three people share their powerful stories about addiction and how they were able to recover. The event will […]

  • Amy Ensign Joins TAP as Marketing and Development Director

    Amy Ensign has just been hired in the newly created position of marketing and development director for Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). Ensign is well known as an actor on stages throughout Door County, including several plays at TAP. She will bring her extensive knowledge of theater to the position as well as her solid background […]

  • Science Snippet: Jan. 22, 2016

    A longtime smoker would probably not appreciate hearing about the many health problems associated with this habit. However, for smokers willing to pay the price of attempting to give up nicotine, a new study provides additional incentive. The thickness of the cerebral cortex (the “thinking” part of the brain) was measured in brain scans of […]

  • Milwaukee Company Donates Clean Water System

    When the folks at Stonehouse Water Technologies of Milwaukee were contacted about helping with Kewaunee County’s water issues, they had no idea that conditions were worse there than some of the Third World countries the company has worked with. Charles Bensinger, director of water analytics at Stonehouse, said in Third World countries they usually are […]

  • Municipal News: Jan. 22 – 29

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold another roundabout listening session at 5:30 pm on Jan. 25 in the Peninsula Room of the Door County Government Center. Discussions will be with DOT staff, local officials and the public regarding upcoming and long-term road construction projects in Sturgeon Bay and the surrounding […]

  • Reps in the News: Jan. 22 – 29

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor joined faculty, staff, students, lawmakers and community members at UW-Green Bay on Jan. 15 to highlight his college affordability legislative package. This legislation targets ways to make higher education more affordable for Wisconsin’s working families and students. “One of the best things we can do for higher education in our […]

  • Trivia: Jan. 22, 2016

    Who penned Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue?”   Children’s author Shel Silverstein

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Jan. 22, 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?   “I prefer him as a pumpkin headed lothario than a pretend family man.”   “Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are the […]

  • Cheers!: A Witty Denial of Winter

    Many beers ago, somewhere around the turn of the century, a reader berated me for drinking and writing about a big, heavy winter warmer-type beer in the middle of summer. My thought then, as now, is that I will drink whatever I want when I please. I think that fellow was taking the idea of […]

  • Refresh Your Grammar and Have Some Wine at Write On Event

    Comma splices, dangling participles! Don’t whine, wine! Write On, Door County presents a fun grammar refresher combined with a wine-and-cheese networking opportunity for professionals in the beautiful setting of the CenterPointe Marina Clubhouse in Sturgeon Bay. This event is scheduled for Jan. 22, 3 – 6 pm. The cost is $30 or $15 for employees […]

  • Steve Grutzmacher to Speak about Hjalmar Holand at Historical Society Meeting

    To celebrate its 90th year, the Door County Historical Society will host a series of monthly Saturday lunch events during the first quarter. The season kicks off with a lunch meeting featuring “Hjalmar Holand – One of Door County’s Most Interesting Men” presented by Steve Grutzmacher. The meeting will be held at Sturgeon Bay Yacht […]

  • Deborah Dendler’s “American Woman” Earns Honorable Mention

    Deborah Dendler, resident sculptor of Fish Creek, is exhibiting her sculpture, “American Woman,” in Light Space & Time Gallery’s All Women exhibition, where it won an Honorable Mention. Dendler says, “‘American Woman’ is about contemporary woman’s struggle with the idolization and enslavement over her appearance. The roses represent the transitory rewards for a woman’s beauty; […]

  • “Edmund Fitzgerald” Exhibit Open Daily at Maritime Museum

    The Door County Maritime Museum’s exhibit marking the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald can again be viewed daily at the museum in Sturgeon Bay. The wreck, made famous for the mysterious conditions under which the 729-ft. freighter sank and further elevated in the public’s conscience by Gordon Lightfoot’s hit song, remains […]

  • Palestinian Vocalist Ali Paris in Concert at Bay View Lutheran Church

    Bay View Lutheran Church welcomes vocalist and musician Ali Paris to Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 8 at 6:30 pm for an evening concert. Ali Paris is a Palestinian vocalist from Ramallah who accompanies himself on the Arabic 72-string lap harp, the Qanun. His compositions fuse Arabic, Latin and jazz music. Ali was honored with three […]

  • Love/Not Love Stories Needed for “Slings and Arrows”

    Door Shakespeare, in collaboration with Write On, Door County, seeks submissions from writers and storytellers for their second annual Valentine’s storytelling event to take place on Feb. 13 at 4 pm at the Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay. Perfect partners or evil exes? Fantastic first dates or dates from hell? Love fulfilled or unrequited. Slings […]

  • The Bestseller List: Jan. 22, 2016

      HARDCOVER FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 2. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah 3. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff 4. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins 5. Dead Man’s Float, by Jim Harrison HARDCOVER NONFICTION  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo 2. […]

  • Jazz Faculty Returns to Birch Creek for “My Funny Valentine” Concert

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor is pleased to welcome select jazz faculty back to Birch Creek on Feb. 13, 7:30 – 9:30 pm for a special Valentine concert, “My Funny Valentine,” sponsored by Ministry Door County Medical Center. The event will be held in Birch Creek’s Juniper Hall. Following past Club Jazz […]

  • Frostbite Sale at Turtle Ridge

    Celebrate the black and white shades of winter with the black and white film era at Turtle Ridge’s annual Frostbite Party and Sale. The party will be Jan. 29, 4 – 8 pm. Over the years, Turtle Ridge has had lots of different themes: Put on Your High Heels; Mellow Yellow; Chase Away the Winter […]

  • Isadoora Theatre Company Reforms with New Board and Staged Reading

    Isadoora Theatre Company has been resurrected under the aegis of new board members Edward DiMaio (President), Marcel Bruyere (Vice President), Pamela Johnson (Treasurer), Renée Kujawski (Secretary), and Bill Bauernfeind and Sheila Saperstein, Members-at-Large. The mission of Isadoora Theatre Company is “to celebrate theatre through its basic elements of movement, music, story and thought. Isadoora Theatre […]

  • Bringing Hypnosis to the DCA Stage

    The Door Community Auditorium is giving people a chance to go fishing for mermaids, get into a Dancing with the Stars dance-off, milk cows and sign autographs when it welcomes Lizzy the Dream Girl to its stage Jan. 30. Except people won’t really be doing any of that – they’ll just think they are. Lizzy […]

  • Server of the Week: Elly Polomis at Sub Express

      At work she will bring a smile to your face While artisanally decorating your sandwich with grace   She manages the cleverly hidden restaurant by day And at night Pinterests her interests and reads her cares away   Although she prefers a tropical ocean view She stays here in the cold to help you […]

  • Framed: The Olson Ladies

    New Year’s Eve was all about family for the Olson ladies (from left, Fran Keltz, Georgette Farley, Valerie Krause, Dede McCartney and Genni Olson). Submitted.

  • News Bulletin: Jan. 22 – 29

    WHAT HAPPENED The Door County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for the annual Door County Industry of the Year Award and the Door County Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The awards celebrate businesses that help to create a positive business climate in Door County. The award winners will be announced at […]

  • Rogue Theater to Hold Open Auditions Jan. 23 & 25

    Rogue Theater’s co-artistic directors, Stuart Champeau and Lola DeVillers, have been preparing for its spring and summer productions. Upcoming shows include comedy, improvisation, drama and murder mystery. Now all they need is you. Open auditions will be held Jan. 23 at 2 pm, and Jan. 25 at 6 pm, at the Jaycee Hall, 340 Jaycee […]

  • Experimentation and Unconventional Media on Display at Miller Art Museum

    From Jan. 23 – March 8, the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay presents an invitational exhibition featuring two- and three-dimensional media works of 10 contemporary regional artists, including five from Door County, in an exhibit celebrating experimentation and the exploration of unconventional media, You Draw and Paint on What? An opening reception is scheduled […]

  • Explore Geologic Time at Next DCA Lecture Series

    On January 22 and 23, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present the second installment of its 2016 Distinguished Lecture Series and the first installment of its Movies at the Door film series. On Jan. 22 at 7 pm, DCA will present a screening of Finding Vivian Maier, a 2013 film about the mysterious woman who’s […]

  • Ephraim to Vote on Beer and Wine

    Dinner service at The Chef’s Hat in Ephraim isn’t complete without a conversation that goes something like this: Tourists on their first trip to Door County walk into the restaurant to enjoy an Ephraim sunset and a meal. They sit near the window and settle in, beginning to look at the menu. When a server […]

  • County Awaits Environmental Inspection of Highway Shop

    Door County’s Property Committee got a first look on Jan. 13 at what it would take to rehabilitate the former county highway shop on 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay to house the county’s EMS headquarters and create a new home for the crowded senior citizen center. “I think we’re bringing good news today about the […]

  • Door County Reads ‘American Dervish’

    At this time of controversy when some presidential candidates advocate closing U.S. borders to Muslims and carpet-bombing areas in the Mideast held by Islamic extremists, Door County Read’s choice of Ayad Akhtar’s novel American Dervish seems especially appropriate. Akhtar, like his 12-year-old protagonist Hayat Shah, was raised in Milwaukee by Pakistani parents. “I can’t tell […]

  • Questions & Artists: Samantha Beutel

    Colorful and whimsical – two fitting descriptions for the bright acrylic paintings of Samantha Beutel, one half of the duo represented in this month’s Partners exhibit at The Meadows Art Gallery in Sister Bay. Samantha Beutel is the wife of local artist and Southern Door Middle School art teacher Ernest Beutel. While her husband is […]

  • Enjoy A Moonlight Ski at Crossroads

    The ski and snowshoe equipment for Crossroads at Big Creek’s Ski for Free program is housed in their Maintenance Building, but many families wisely stop by the Collins Learning Center to use the restrooms and bubbler before heading out. The volunteers, members of Friends of Crossroads and Door County Silent Sports Alliance, help fit folks […]

  • Frigid Fun In Door

    After an unseasonal detainment, the snowy and cold portion of the year is finally upon us. Winter enthusiasts have had to wait a bit longer than usual to enjoy the activities that are provided during the frigid months, but now the frost-bitten ground seems to be here to stay for its appointed season. As much […]

  • Door County Reads 2016 Schedule of Events

    Door County Reads is now in its sixth year; this year’s choice, Ayad Akhtar’s American Dervish, has been available at Door County libraries thanks to the Friends of Door County Libraries. The program extends from Jan. 25 through Feb. 13, and includes book discussions, guest speakers, films, and play readings in connection with the novel […]

  • TAP to Begin 2016 Season in March with “The Amish Project”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will start the 2016 season with The Amish Project, to be performed March 3 – 20. This play is a stirring tribute to the strength of community and the power of forgiveness. Praised by the New York Times as “extraordinary,” this devastating and beautiful one-woman tour-de-force will be performed by TAP’s […]

  • Manners Matter: Jan. 22, 2016

    Dear Mary Pat, My mom is nearing retirement and just gave her notice to her bosses (she has two). She has worked at this company for 25 years and she is well liked, even loved, by everyone in the office. Due to her generosity, she has given them a four-month window to find her replacement. […]

  • New Production Spoofs “Duck Dynasty” at Southern Door Community Auditorium

    Southern Door Community Auditorium presents Let Me Be Frank’s all new comedy musical Duck Creek Dynasty. Let Me Be Frank spoofs the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty fame with an original story of the Robinsons from Duck Creek in this new production. Duck Creek was named, well, after ducks, so what better place to build a […]

  • “Under Milk Wood” to be Performed by Rogue Theater as Staged Reading

    Rogue Theater’s latest production is Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. Internationally acclaimed for its eccentricity and adored for its lovelorn lyricism, the play follows the comings and goings of the inhabitants over 24 hours and by giving us a glimpse into their lives – both peculiar and somehow peculiarly ordinary – it manages to […]

  • Take A Snowshoe Hike to Hidden Brook with The Ridges

    Is winter’s late onset already giving you a case of cabin fever? Work up an appetite with a snowshoe hike over the brook (Hidden Brook) and through the woods at The Ridges on Jan. 27 at 11:30 am. Afterwards enjoy a delicious box lunch at the Cabins along with lively discussion about winter ecology. Luncheon […]