Peninsula Pulse – July 1-July 8, 2016

In this issue

  • Donaldo Plans CD Release Party July 11

    Recording as Donaldo, Don Thompson of Door County Bakery is having a happy hour CD release party for Walk On, a CD recorded as Hans Christian’s 330 Studio in Sturgeon Bay. Thompson and the musicians who helped him create the recording will be at the release party on Monday, July 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 […]

  • Comedic Nuns, Ben Folds & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend has plenty to offer in events both in and out of doors. Become a kayaking expert, bust a gut at Rogue Theater, or bring home the win at the Belgian Days volleyball tournament.   Friday, July 8 Rutabaga Door County Sea Kayak Symposium Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome to participate in […]

  • Ephraim’s First Drink

    A New Glarus Spotted Cow gets the honor of breaking Ephraim’s 163-year dry history. Todd Bennett opened up his restaurant, The Chef’s Hat, at midnight on July 1 to sell the first alcoholic beverage ever in the village of Ephraim. Fred Bridenhagen, one of the lead petitioners for the referendum that changed Ephraim’s alcohol laws, […]

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    Sevastopol Students Attend Randall Cobb Youth Football Camp

    Green Bay Packers standout wide receiver Randall Cobb hosted his inaugural Bellin Health ProCamp at West De Pere High School on June 16-17. The youth football camp, hosted by ProCamps Worldwide and sponsored by Bellin Health and Pepsi, offered youth athletes from grades 1-8 the opportunity to learn football skills from Wisconsin high school and […]

  • One Third of Kewaunee County Still Has Tainted Water

    Tangled webs of bureaucracy are apparently the only thing keeping a third of Kewaunee County residents from having clean drinking water. Well, that and the “massive regulatory failure” that has polluted the county’s waters, a situation first pointed out by Administrative Law Judge Jeffrey Boldt in November 2014, and very recently reiterated in an audit […]

  • Roy Lukes: Joyous July

    It’s when wild plants and animals, along with vegetable and flower gardens, have reached their peaks of perfection that we know we are steeped in the magical month of July. The young of many species of birds are now on the wing, bringing their total population to its highest point of the year. One reason […]

  • New Funding Available to Battle Emerald Ash Borer

    A new funding opportunity as been announced aimed at helping communities mitigate the impacts of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and prepare them for invasion by diversifying their urban and community forests. The funding will help municipalities, counties and tribes to plant non-host trees. Four to 80 projects, ranging from $1,000 to $20,000, are expected to […]

  • City of Kewaunee Selling Surplus Docks

    The City of Kewaunee is selling 16 surplus docks. They are approximately 17’ long by 3’ wide. The docks have not been used in several years and are being sold in “as-is” condition. Minimum bid is $50 per dock. Bid forms are available at and must include the price to be paid per dock and […]

  • Science Snippet: The Tully Monster

    There was a monster living on Planet Earth 300 million years ago. Its fossilized remains were discovered in 1955 not far from Chicago by an amateur fossil hunter named Francis Tully. He took his fossil to a specialist at the Field Museum, who was baffled by what he saw. From its imprint in the rock, […]

  • Representative Ribble Releases Survey Results on Muslim Sentiment

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor asked Ted Nickel, the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance, to respond to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to choose health insurance plans for Wisconsin consumers through an “auto-enrollment process.” “When Obamacare passed, President Obama promised Americans they could keep their doctor and they could keep their health […]

  • Door County History in Pictures: 1940s Marching Band

    A marching band in downtown Sturgeon Bay, circa the 1940s according to the cars. Photo courtesy of the Door County Historical Museum, 18 North 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Open 10 am – 4:30 pm daily, May 1 through Oct. 31.

  • Algoma Marina Fire Still Under Investigation

    Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that burned five boats at the Algoma Marina last week. “We don’t have anything yet on what might have been the cause,” said city administrator Jeff Wiswell on June 29. “We have five boats that were principally affected and some others with burns, should […]

  • Wuollett Family Runs A Restaurant Trifecta

    Jody Wuollett has come to the conclusion that genes play a role in personal destiny. He has seen it in action with his family before him, in himself, and in his own growing family. “I’m sure there’s some genetic reason why you want to serve people,” he said recently while sitting at a table on […]

  • Featured Pet: Charlotte

    This is Charlotte, a one-year-old Pitbull mix. She came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) as a surrender in April because her family could no longer care for her. Once people lay eyes on her they immediately notice her stunning pewter coat. It’s not only gorgeous, but it also feels extremely soft and velvety. […]

  • Bret Bicoy: Go Fraud Me

    A newborn baby in Milwaukee needs a heart transplant so a family “friend” sets up a page on a crowdfunding website to collect donations to help care for the child. Unfortunately, the sick child’s parents had no control over the website and all those contributions made by the community never reach the family. A wife […]

  • Stolen Storage Unit Returned to Habitat for Humanity

    The tiny house/storage unit that was reported stolen from Habitat for Humanity in Sturgeon Bay has been found. However, tools and other items remain missing. The theft is under investigation by the Sturgeon Bay Police Department.

  • Fireworks Safety in Wisconsin State Parks

    People planning to camp in a Wisconsin state park or forest for the 4th of July should enjoy fireworks displays in nearby communities, not at picnic areas, campsites or other areas within state parks, forests and trails. Fireworks are illegal in Wisconsin state parks and forests, according to Robert “Chris” Madison, chief ranger for the […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Jul 1 – 8

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at noon on July 5. The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board meets at 4 pm on July 7. Town of Gibraltar: The town board meets at 7 pm on July 6. Town of Liberty Grove: The town board meets at 7 pm on July 6. […]

  • Statewide Survey for Freshwater Mussels Begins

    The first statewide survey for freshwater mussels in 40 years in Wisconsin gets under way this month as conservation biologists scan streambeds for aquatic animals once sought-after for buttons and pearls and now recognized as critical cogs in aquatic ecosystems and indicators of those systems’ health. Freshwater mussels are one of the most imperiled groups […]

  • Pinkert Attorney Weber Appointed Door County Judge

    Attorney David L. Weber of the Pinkert Law Firm learned from Gov. Scott Walker on June 30 that he has been selected to serve as Door County’s newest circuit judge, replacing Peter Diltz, who retired on May 11. “He called me about 12:15 today and said that he had selected me for the judge in […]

  • By the Numbers: Independence Day

      1 Number of signers of the Declaration of Independence who recanted the signing (Richard Stockton of New Jersey, who did so while being held a prisoner of the British).   26 Age of the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence (Edward Rutledge of South Carolina).   56 Number of signers of the Declaration […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Sailing into Summer

    The Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) wishes to thank and acknowledge all of the Door County merchants and businesses that have generously contributed items for the 2016 EYC Aaron R. Moore Sailing Scholarship fundraiser and silent auction. The scholarship program provides sailing scholarships to the youth of Door County that otherwise would not have the resources […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Many Thanks to Write On’s Volunteers

      A bouquet of thanks to the Open House committee, volunteers, and participants at Write On, Door County’s 3rd annual Open House on June 12. The grounds at Write On in Juddville buzzed with activities celebrating National Children’s Day. Special thanks to our featured children’s authors/illustrators: Miranda Paul, Mary Ellen Sisulak, Jill Petra Harding, Kate […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Bottom-up Economic Development

    Hillary Clinton is now campaigning actively and one of her themes is bottom-up development. She refers to helping the poor, to racial equality, all subjects that deserve discussion. But why can’t the Democrats broaden this theme to show how this would help all of us and bring everyone into this discussion? For example, if a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Respect My Limitations

    Volunteering is a win-win, as we all know, but just a word to those who coordinate the volunteers. When a volunteer tells you the limits regarding the time they are able and willing to donate, please respect that. I’ve been doing some volunteer work for what I feel is a very worthy cause, here in […]

  • Thirty-five Percent of State Legislative Races Uncontested

    By Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance   Of 115 state legislative seats up for election this year, 41, or 35 percent, feature only one candidate, according to a new analysis from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). By house, six of 16 senate districts and 35 of 99 assembly districts offer voters no choice; by party, 20 Democratic […]

  • Obituary: Priscilla Ann Jungwirth

    Priscilla Ann Jungwirth, 73, passed away in the early morning hours of June 27, 2016 at Hearthside – Cordial Care in Sister Bay. A life-long Door County resident, Priscilla was the daughter of Peter Carmody and Priscilla (Ormsby) Carmody. She graduated Sevastopol High School in 1961. She married David Jungwirth in 1964. They took over […]

  • Obituary: Harry J. Chaudoir

    Harry J. Chaudoir, 89, of Rosiere, died June 25, 2016 at Allouez Parkside Village in Green Bay. He was born February 25, 1927, to Harry Sr. and Hazel (Englebert). He married Helen Delorit on May 29, 1947. Harry served his country from 1945 to 1947 in the 78th Infantry Division at the end of World […]

  • Obituary: Allen F. Sabin

      Allen F. Sabin, 84, of Ephraim, died at Ministry Door County Medical Center on June 22, 2016. He was born Jan. 8, 1932. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

  • Baileys Harbor Ballet Student Accepted to Interlochen Camp

    Makena Murre, 13, of Baileys Harbor, has been accepted and will attend Interlochen Arts Camp, the world’s premier summer arts program for aspiring artists grades 3 through 12. Murre, the daughter of Adrian and Kelly Murre, will study ballet at the camp. Makena has been dancing under the direction of Andria Nikoupolis Weliky and Terri […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League: June 29, 2016 Results

    Standings As of June 29 Blue Horse Beach Café 20-1 PC Junction 19-2 Husby’s 15-3 Sister Bay Bowl 15-6 Wilson’s 9-12 Nicolet Beach 5-13 Camp David 4-14 Main Street Market 3-18 Team Tomato 0-21   Results June 29 Team Tomato 0, Main Street Market 3 PC Junction 3, Sister Bay Bowl 0 Husby’s 3, Camp […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball League: June 22 Results

    Results   June 22 Baylake Bank 2, Red Room 1 Pitchers: Chris Lodl and Jack Peterson Leading hitters: Charlie Nienas had two singles, and Ryan Melville had a single.   For more information about the league, call 920.746.6922 or visit [email protected].

  • Destroyers Stay Strong on the Road

    Standings On Saturday, June 25, the Door County Destroyers traveled to Wauwatosa to take on the Chargers of Milwaukee County. Both defenses dominated the game, not allowing the offenses to get going. The Destroyers opened it up in the third quarter with some timely turnovers leading to points and never looked back, winning the game […]

  • Server of the Week: Mandy Plaszkiewicz @ Door County Coffee & Tea Co.

    The one summer activity Mandy cannot forsake Is hanging out with her friends at the beach at Clark Lake On her well-earned day off; it’s her way to relax After serving her customers all sorts of snacks.   A Sevastopol senior, her high school career’s almost complete But in the meantime, she’s going to go […]

  • Cheers!: Falling into a Black Hole of Flavor

    There is something deliciously decadent about a Schwarzbier. The roasted malts that make black lager add a lovely depth and complexity that is easy to lose yourself in. Coffee, chocolate, caramel, tobacco and char are the dark flavors that seduce my palate in flavorful waves while drinking the Bible black Dark Helmet from Titletown Brewing […]

  • Manners Matter: My Neighbors’ Fireworks are Upsetting

    MANNERS MATTER   Dear Mary Pat,   I dread this time of year. My husband suffers from PTSD and fireworks are really torture for him. The sound is overwhelming and it triggers bad memories of his deployment. My neighbors have a big BBQ next door every year and they start lighting off fireworks at dusk […]

  • Woodblocks at Woodwalk: Alfred Stark Exhibits Peninsula-Inspired Art

    Some people believe there are no coincidences in life but artist Alfred Stark would surely disagree. In 2002, seven years after completing a degree in painting and drawing from Northern Illinois University, he became interested in woodblock printing. He found several books on the topic at the DeKalb, Illinois library and thought the name of […]

  • Burning Cow Music Festival Returns July 21 – 23

    It started with a vision and ended with a burning cow. And this summer, for three days, it will once again transform the grounds of the Door Devils Motorcycle Club into an eclectic showcase of original music and tantalizing food. The second annual Burning Cow Music Festival will return to Sturgeon Bay from July 21 […]

  • Pulse Price Report: One Week After Brexit

      On June 23, the United Kingdom sent European politics and the global financial market into turmoil following the vote to leave the European Union (EU). Over the next couple of years, Brexit (a moniker for “British Exit”) will take effect, separating one of the strongest nations in the EU from the tumultuous union across […]

  • Pro Golf Tips: The Putting Routine

    by Bob Augustine A consistent routine should be established for every shot that you will hit, from drive to putt. However, keep in mind that the rules of golf only allow the golfer 35 seconds to hit a shot, from the time that it is clearly his turn to play. The first person to putt […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: July 1, 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?   “You were the one with your pants undone.”   “I always like when my boyfriend wears DEET. I just hang out […]

  • “Isaac’s Eye” Opens at Third Avenue Playhouse

    Isaac’s Eye opened at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) on June 30. It will be performed through July 23. Isaac’s Eye is a fantastically brilliant and fresh new play by Lucas Hnath, one of the most produced young playwrights in the country today. This amazingly creative new work playfully presents the 17th Century world of Isaac […]

  • 2016 Book Releases Sure to Make A Splash

    Working in a bookstore has its perks. One of my favorites is the opportunity to get behind-the-scenes glimpses at upcoming books. I was fortunate enough to be invited to Spring Rep Night in St. Paul this May, where two sales representatives from Penguin Random House discussed the books they were looking forward to releasing this […]

  • Weekend Weather Wizard: July 2 – 4, 2016

    Electric pink clouds meet the cold slate water, and its slick, glistening surface mirrors the changing sky. The languid lapping of the bay is occasionally broken by hearty belly laughs and impromptu sing-a-longs. The fire spits and spats, acquiring more attention as the night sky settles in. In military formation, white pelicans skim over the […]

  • Cheese Insider: National Dairy Month

      June, National Dairy Month, is celebrated by dairymen across the United States. National Dairy Month was established in 1937 by a group of chain stores to promote consuming milk and dairy products. The original theme was “Keep Youthful – Drink Milk.” The National Dairy Council took over this effort in 1939 and made it […]

  • Shakespeare: By the Numbers

    by Amy J. Ludwigsen, Executive Director, Door Shakespeare As I sit down to write this article, our company of actors, designers and directors are preparing for their first day of technical rehearsals for the 2016 season featuring William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Joseph Hanreddy, and Julius Caesar, directed by James Pickering. These […]

  • Cherry Growers Have New Pest to Fight

    There’s a relatively new varmint in Door County that is causing concern for fruit growers. Matt Stasiak of the University of Wisconsin Peninsular Agricultural Research Station gave an update on the dreaded spotted wing drosophilia (SWD) fly at an annual meeting of peninsula cherry growers held at Mr. G’s in Jacksonport on June 28. SWD […]

  • Door County Humane Society Starts Month-long Fundraiser July 5

    Starting July 5, Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is participating in a month-long national competition with hundreds of other animal lifesaving organizations to see who can raise the most money in one month. Last year, the DCHS came in 13th out of 310 organizations in the Michelson Found Animals Saving Pet Challenge. 2015 was also […]

  • QMAS to Hold Annual Animal Auction Aug. 6

    The Door County Quality Market Animal Sale (QMAS) will host the 31st annual auction at John Miles Fair Park on Aug. 6. Registration begins at 6 pm, and the auction is at 7 pm in the Cattle Barn of the Door County Fairgrounds. Support Door County youth by bidding and purchasing their animal projects: beef, […]

  • Upcoming Blood Drive on July 6 at Sturgeon Bay YMCA

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer. An upcoming blood drive will be held July 6, 9 am – 2 pm, at the YMCA in Sturgeon Bay. All blood types are needed […]

  • Zion United Methodist to Host Annual Hymn Sings

    Zion United Methodist Church will hold the first of its two annual hymn sings at 5 pm on July 10. Begun in 1993 at the little country church that is now 141 years old, the activity features old-time hymns picked by the audience. The Rev. Don Heeringa, a former Zion pastor, will serve as song […]

  • Learn CPR at Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department will offer classes 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. Classes are offered at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road on July […]

  • “Growing Older in Door County” Conversation Held July 31 in Sister Bay

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Growing Older in Door County” on July 31 at 3:30 pm at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay. Aging is inevitable; how well we age is up to us and our community. Many choose to spend some or all of their retirement […]

  • Christ Child Society Holds Fundraiser at Alpine

    The Christ Child Society of Door County will hold its annual fundraiser luncheon on Aug. 10 at the Hof Restaurant at Alpine Resort. Social hour begins at 11:30 am with raffles and silent auction. The luncheon is at 12:30 pm with a style show by local shops to follow. The cost is $35, with proceeds […]

  • Sophia Pollman Wins Community Service Award at Miss Wisconsin

    Sophia Pollman, daughter of Nikki and Rob Pollman of Egg Harbor, was awarded the distinguished Miss America’s Community Service Award on June 26 in Oshkosh. Sophia competed against 24 contestants for the title of Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen. An award is offered to one woman in each state, competing at the state level. The scholarship […]

  • Neighbor to Neighbor’s Ann Bennett Wins In Cahoots Award

    Ann Bennett, executive director of Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County, was awarded the In Cahoots Award during the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging’s STAR Awards on June 15. Pam Busch, mobility manager at Door-Tran, nominated Bennett for her work serving Door County residents through collaboration with other organizations, such as the Washington […]

  • Women’s Fund Announces 2016 Spring Cycle Grants

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is pleased to announce the 2016 Spring Grant Cycle awards. Sustainability grants will be given to the following nonprofits: Altrusa Club of Door County – supplying disadvantaged girls with school supplies, shoes and registration fees for the new school year; Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEW – one-to-one youth […]

  • Independence Day 2016 Weekend Schedules

    Egg Harbor All activities take place in Harbor View Park, 7809 Hwy. 42 in Egg Harbor   Sunday, July 3 4 – 10 pm: Food and refreshments 5 – 9:30 pm: Modern Day Drifters perform 9:30 pm: Fireworks   Monday, July 4 1:30 pm: Independence Day Parade on Hwy. 42, runs south from County E […]

  • Keep It Safe This Independence Day Weekend

    I have always loved Independence Day weekend and everything leading up to it: the anticipation of what fireworks my mom would buy, the hour of sparkler usage before dusk, and the explosions of vibrant colors when the sky is finally dark enough to set a magnificent backdrop. But there have always been the inevitable news […]

  • Groundbreaking Held for Bay Lofts

    City officials and developers gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony on June 24 for The Bay Lofts, a 35-unit apartment building at 49 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay. The development is the first in the city’s Westside Redevelopment area. The development also includes 2,350 square feet of available commercial space along Madison Avenue. The development is […]

  • July is Vendor Appreciation Month at Door County Flea Market

    July is Vendor Appreciation Month at the Door County Flea Market. Vendors are invited to join Mad Dog and Merrill at the upcoming at the July 8-10 market days. Based on comments from collected from the May and June markets, times have been changed. The market now runs from 8 am to 3 pm each […]

  • Nomination Period Begins for County Committee

    The nomination period for farmers and ranchers to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees began June 15. “Through the county committees, farmers and ranchers have a voice. Their opinions and ideas get to be heard on federal farm programs,” said FSA Administrator Val Dolcini. “I encourage all eligible farmers and ranchers across […]

  • Golf League Results: June 21–23

    ALPINE  Alpine Women’s Golf League (June 21) Event – Discard two worst holes, white: A Flight – M. Aiken 29; B Flight – M. Staats 36; C Flight – G. Anderson 39; D Flight – A. Junion, P. Tosto 41. Low Score: A Flight – M. Aiken 40; B Flight – M. Staats 50; C […]

  • Upcoming 2016 Golf Events

    Maxwelton Braes Couples Scrambles Maxwelton Braes Golf Course will host couples scrambles on the following Sundays: July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11. For more information or to sign up, call 920.421.4653.   Peninsula Golf Course 2016 Tournament Dates The Peninsula State Park Golf Course has announced the dates for its upcoming tournaments. For details, […]

  • “A Walk in the Woods” Opens at Woodwalk

    Woodwalk Gallery hosts their second gallery night with Exhibition II, A Walk in the Woods. The gallery is featuring artists Sue Seeger, Mark Motquin, Dennis Salaty, Lynne Schoenecker and Albert Stark with works ranging from wood to metal to silk screening. Bring your imagination and take a walk through Woodwalk’s enchanted forest of flora and […]

  • Conductor Stephen Alltop to Lecture at Church of Atonement

    Dr. Stephen Alltop of Northwestern University, who has conducted often at the Peninsula Music Festival, will lecture at 7 pm on July 7 at Church of the Atonement in Fish Creek. His topic is “Leadership and the Orchestral Conductor: From Beethoven to Boardroom.” Dr. Alltop is director of music for Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University, conducts the […]

  • Songstress Karen Mal Comes Home to Fishstock

    Award-winning folk songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Karen Mal returns to the stage at Fishstock July 3. Mal has opened for or appeared onstage with performers such as Tom Paxton, Slaid Cleaves, Tom Prasada-Rao, Gail Davies, Buddy Mondlock, and Tom Kimmel. Originally from New England, more recently from Wisconsin, Mal worked in regional theatre for several years […]

  • Ephraim Considers Six Alcohol Licenses Tonight

    The Ephraim Village Board will hold a special meeting tonight at 7 pm to consider the license applications for sale of beer and wine at six Ephraim businesses. Somerset Inn & Suites applied for a Class “B” license for consumption of beer on or off the premises. The remaining businesses applied for both Class “B” […]

  • Framed: Saturday Reading

    Denise Neville enjoying the latest Stephen King novel on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Lower LaSalle County Park in southern Door. Photo by Steve Grutzmacher.

  • Trivia: 20th Century Art

    Question: What 20th century art movement was founded by Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso?   Answer: Cubism, considered the most influential art movement of that century.

  • Astronomical Society Meets July 5

    The next meeting of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) is on Tuesday, July 5 at 7 pm. Jim Maki will present “A Private Universe: Misconceptions of Astronomy,” followed by David Udell’s presentation of the “Viewing Target of the Month.” Meetings are held at the Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay. Everyone is […]

  • Try Beach Yoga and More with Junction Center Yoga Studio

    Start the week off right with yoga at the Egg Harbor Beach on July 4. Bring friends to either of two classes each week: Level II at 8 am or Beginner/Level I at 10 am. Join Kathy Navis each week in Egg Harbor for beach yoga on Monday mornings. The enormous physical benefits of yoga […]

  • Crossroads Offers Programming and Hikes

    Crossroads at Big Creek will be closed the Fourth of July, but many events are still scheduled for the rest of the week. On July 1 at 1 pm, join naturalist Joel Kaminski for an interpretive hike through the scenic Ida Bay Preserve. The hike is an hour long and is of moderate difficulty. Hikers […]

  • Write On Brings Michael Brecke Back to Lead Workshop

    Michael Brecke, former pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Juddville, returns to lead a special offering at Write On, Door County, “Sharing Stories With Someone You Love.” Brecke left St. Paul’s in October of 2013 to serve as interim pastor at a church in Kansas City. “Sharing Stories With Someone You Love” will inspire […]

  • Rusty Wheel Garden Art Sold at Rusty Tractor Café

    Jon Vander Bloomen will sell the last remaining of his rusty sculptures at The Rusty Tractor Café. Shortly after moving near Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Bloomen took skills that he cultivated throughout his life – from watching his father in his shop to carving marble in the ‘70s to learning welding in high school – to […]

  • Reception and Demo at Fine Line

    Fine Line Designs Gallery is excited to announce the third exhibit of the 2016 season. Exhibit III features the work of oil and encaustic painter Pamela Murphy and metal artist Nathan Bennett. An artist reception will be held July 7, 4 – 7 pm, with a corresponding artist demonstration by Bennett on July 8, 11 […]

  • Schoolroom Lessons Provide a Peek into the Past

    Would you like to be part of a day in the life of Ephraim’s Pioneer Schoolhouse? The Ephraim Historical Foundation is excited to announce a new program series for the 2016 season. Schoolroom Lessons will be held each Tuesday in July promptly at 11 am in the Pioneer Schoolhouse Museum (9998 Moravia Street in Ephraim). […]

  • Suzanne Rose Is Guest Artist at DCAL Gallery

      Photographer Suzanne Rose will be the featured guest artist at The Gallery of the Door County Art League (DCAL) in July. A nationally recognized artist and educator who practices and teaches fine art photography as a “mindful minimalist,” Rose remains close to her Midwestern roots by photographing thematic bodies of works of family and […]

  • Landmark Buildings Artwork at Hillside Inn

    Barb Timmerman is the showcased artist in July at the Hillside Inn of Ephraim. Timmerman’s original acrylic paintings and prints will be featured in the first floor lobby area of the newly reopened inn. Light, bright and cheerful; this is how Timmerman describes her artwork. She has found that her love of local iconic and […]

  • New Work at Degenhardt Studio

    New paintings by Patty Degenhardt are now on display at Degenhardt Studio. These works on canvas are part of a series of work in the Random Series. They are a visual response of the idea of life’s random events. This seemingly random groupings of shapes, colors and textures are ordered into a cohesive whole and […]

  • Get Some Storytelling Tips from Jerry Apps

    Fulcrum Publishing announces the release of Telling Your Story: Preserve Your History Through Storytelling by Jerry Apps. A renowned author and veteran storyteller, Apps believes that storytelling is the key to maintaining our humanity, fostering connection, and preserving our common history. In Telling Your Story, he offers tips for people who are interested in telling […]

  • Local Artists Included in Wearable Art Show

    Mark calendars for July 9 & 10 for the first of three 2016 Door County Wearable Art Shows. The show will be held 9am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday inside the Sister Bay Village Hall. Wearable artists included in the July show are Skye and Peter Ciesla, Mary Beth Mead, Pat Rued and Ellen […]

  • The Bestseller List: June 28, 2016

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes 3. Kitchens of the Great Midwest, by J. Ryan Stradal 4. Circling the Sun, by Paula McLain 5. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Alexander Hamilton, […]

  • Belgian Days Screens “Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County”

    There will be a special screening at Belgian Days of the new Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County, a Wisconsin Public Television original documentary that brings Door County history to life. The screening will be held July 10 at 1:30 pm at the Brussels Community Center. The one-hour program includes the story of the unique Belgian […]

  • Aromatherapy in the Garden at Turtle Ridge

    Have a busy Fourth of July weekend planned? Balance it out with a trip to Turtle Ridge. The gallery is hosting a little retreat on July 2, 10 am – 5 pm, with Michelle Anderson sharing her knowledge of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, […]

  • Amish Quilt & Craft Show Returns to Mr. G’s Hall

    The upcoming Amish Quilt and Craft Show will be held at Mr. G’s Hall on Highway 57, just south of Jacksonport, from 9 am to 5 pm, July 7-10. Featured at this 19th annual show will be more than 100 Amish-made quilts in a variety of popular styles, patterns and colors. All quilts are for […]

  • Beautiful Messiness and Possibilities in Oil Paints

    Shan Bryan-Hanson’s oil paintings will be on display at the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) Lobby Art Gallery from June 30 to July 23. Bryan-Hanson is an artist and curator of the galleries at St. Norbert College, where she also teaches painting. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Montana and her paintings have been […]

  • Golf League Results: June 21-23, 2016

    ALPINE   Alpine Women’s Golf League (June 21) Event – Discard two worst holes, white: A Flight – M. Aiken 29; B Flight – M. Staats 36; C Flight – G. Anderson 39; D Flight – A. Junion, P. Tosto 41. Low Score: A Flight – M. Aiken 40; B Flight – M. Staats 50; […]

  • Love and Tacos at Martinez Studio

    Sandra and Wence Martinez of Martinez Studio welcome the community to celebrate at their Jacksonport studio on July 9, 3 – 6 pm. They are celebrating their 2016 Smithsonian Silver Award for overall excellence and will show at the upcoming Museum of Wisconsin Art Show. They will have some new work and tacos. Martinez Studio […]

  • Holiday Weekend Jewelry Trunk Show at Edgewood Orchard

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a jewelry trunk show for Florida jeweler Julie Shaw from July 2-4. The show will run from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served and the public is welcome to attend. Shaw has been designing and crafting exquisite jewelry for more than 30 […]

  • Plum Bottom Displays Expanded Pottery Collection

    An expanded collection from potter Lynn Wood is now on display at Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery. Based in Santa Rosa, Cali., Wood works in white stoneware, which offers a perfect base for her incredible array of glaze colors. Whimsical but functional forms with bold textured surfaces sets Wood’s work apart. Her collection includes pitchers, […]

  • Woodwalk Concert Series Presents Dr. Roger Kuhns

    Dr. Roger Kuhns will take part in the Woodwalk Concert Series on July 1 at 7 pm with music and a monologue. Kuhns’ monologues are known for their entertaining, positive, energetic, science-based storytelling based on his world travels and experiences. In this new monologue, “A View from the Bridge: The Future of Door County,” Kuhns […]

  • Clay Bay Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Summer Show

    Clay Bay Pottery in Ellison Bay celebrates its 40th anniversary with the opening of the their summer show, Turn, Turn, Turn! The public is invited to view new work while enjoying refreshments and music by The Sidekicks – Lynn Gudmundsen and David Hatch – on July 8, 5-8 pm. On July 9, 11 am-3 pm, […]

  • DCAL Selects Jane Hamann as Artist of the Week

    Jane Hamann of Egg Harbor, Door County Art League’s artist of the week for July 2-8, recalls summer trips to Door County to pick cherries in her aunt’s orchard as an early incubator for her interest in nature and art. She earned a bachelor of science in humanities with a concentration in art and design […]

  • Cook Book Kitchen Store Hosts John Kelly

    The Cook Book Kitchen Store will host a meet and greet with Milwaukee chef John Kelly, author of John Kelly’s Cocina: Chef-inspired recipes for the everyday home cook. The meet and greet is scheduled for July 8, 1-4 pm. Get one of the first copies of the book signed and be able to ask him […]

  • Savory Spoon Offers Cooking Classes for Kids

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School is on a mission to encourage young people to cook their own food, and is offering a couple classes for kids ages 7-13. On July 18 at 9:30 am, Heidi Fannin, author of a new children’s cookbook Kitchen Kidz, will teach “Junior Chefs Cook Brunch.” Kids will receive a copy […]

  • Björklunden Offers Three New Seminars

    From July 17 – July 22, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering these seminars: “Winston Churchill: The War Years, 1939-45” with Tim Crain, “Worlds Gone Bad: Modern Dystopias and Their Ancient Roots” with Goeff Bakewell, and “East and West: Renaissance and Islamic Art in Dialogue” with Ben Tilghman and Ryan E. Gregg. Winston Churchill has a […]

  • Tom Groenfeldt Photography at Hope Church Gallery

    The Hope Church Art Alcoves Gallery announces the opening of the exhibit Works of Tom Groenfeldt, with a reception on July 7, 5:15-6:30 pm. The exhibit will be on display through the third week of August. Like many, Groenfeldt has been coming to Door County his entire life but unlike many, he took the opportunity […]

  • Creative Kids Day Returns to Northern Sky Theater

    For more than a decade now, Northern Sky Theater has offered Creative Kids Day – a day of creativity dedicated to children and teens interested in learning more about what it means to be part of a professional musical theater troupe in Door County. Over the years, hundreds of youth have taken advantage of the […]

  • Special Birch Creek Symphony Concert July 4

    Birch Creek invites Door County to celebrate Independence Day with a special Symphony concert on July 4. The concert will be the first of Birch Creek’s Symphony Session, taking place one day after students and faculty arrive on campus. The concert will begin at 4 pm, with the annual pie and ice cream social preceding […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Hosts “Downton Abbey” Period Concerts

    Midsummer’s Music Festival is bringing music of the Downton Abbey period to three concerts that feature three English composers from the turn of the 20th Century. The pieces are ones that may have been played in places like Highclere Castle, the setting of the Downton Abbey PBS series. The following music will be played: Fantasy […]

  • Organist Dr. Gregory Peterson Performs July 2

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is pleased to present organist Dr. Gregory Peterson in concert on July 2 at 7 pm. The program will include works by J. S. Bach, George Frederic Handel, Max Reger, Paul Hindemith, Charles Ives and more. Peterson is head of the music department, associate professor of music and college […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents “Hate Mail”

    On the heels of its hit All My Sons, it is indeed another busy summer for Rogue Theater. July opens with Hate Mail, an epistolary play with two actors reading letters and other correspondence. Hate Mail, written by Bill Corbett and Kira Obolensky, is a parody to the much-produced Love Letters. Hate Mail tells the […]

  • Baskery Opens “Celebrate Community” Concert Series

    Ministry Door County Medical Center’s “Celebrate Community” free concert series begins July 7. Thursday evening concerts take place at 7 pm in a relaxed atmosphere in the hospital’s Green Space on 16th Place, right next to The Community’s Garden. Baskery, a trio of Swedish sisters, will kick off the series with their alternative-Americana-folk-rock music. Baskery’s […]

  • DCA Announces Date Change for Ben Folds Performance

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) has announced a date change for the performance by eclectic piano rocker Ben Folds. The concert, which was previously scheduled for July 7, will now take place July 8, due to personal circumstances on the part of the artist. Multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of […]

  • Door County Brewing Co. Present WIFEE and the HUZz BAND

    Door County Brewing Co. is taking part in Baileys Harbor’s annual Fourth of July Festival and Parade, in a day that guarantees a good time for attendees of all ages. “The Fourth is really the kick-off to summer in Door County, and we go all out,” said Door County Brewing Co. co-owner Angie McMahon. “We […]

  • A Capella Group Performs at Peg Egan PAC

    The kings of a capella – The Persuasions – will perform on July 3 at 7 pm for Peg Egan Performing Arts Center’s (PAC) free concert series. The Persuasions first came together on the street corners of Brooklyn in 1962. All the original Persuasions came from a strong history and deep background in church-based music. […]

  • Dorothy Scott Performs at Door County Fire Company

    Proto-folk artist Dorothy Scott takes the stage at the Door County Fire Company for a free concert on July 1 at 8 pm. Scott’s diverse proto-folk might echo such seemingly incompatible artists as Kate Bush, Ani DiFranco, and Richard Thompson, but the New York/Wisconsin-based singer-songwriter wisely chooses to avoid living in those shadows. A musical […]