Peninsula Pulse — July 13-20, 2018

In this issue

  • Making Her Way with Music and a Minivan

    Psychedelic soul/rock ‘n’ roll singer Abby Jeanne was gifted a couple things:  a minivan from an old friend and a voice that’s smoky and sultry and draped in allure – both things bringing her around the world. She’s hitting the road once more and heading to Door Co. Brewing Music Hall, and the Pulse talked […]

  • Paul Sills’ ‘Story Theatre’

    Rogue Theater’s Co-Artistic and Managing Director Stuart Champeau is going back to his roots, bringing the Tony Award-winning Story Theatre by Paul Sills to the stage, in black box theater style. Audiences will meet Henny Penny, the Golden Goose, Venus and the Cat, the Fisherman and His Wife, The Robber Baron, the Bremen Town Musicians, […]

  • Last Effort for a Whitefish Dunes Safe Harbor

    When the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) policymaking Natural Resources Board (NRB) convenes in Green Bay on Aug. 7 and 8 to approve the master plan for the department’s northeast Wisconsin properties, Dick Baudhuin will make one final appeal for allowing a safe harbor near Whitefish Dunes State Park. Baudhuin attended the July 11 Door […]

  • Door County Golfer Profile: Jeff Miller

    Age:  60 Occupation:  President & CEO CBC Coating (Appleton, Wis.) Home Course:  Horseshoe Bay Golf Club Handicap:  15.7 Index Best 18-hole score:  78 Years playing: 50 Hole-in-one(s) (Course, Hole, Club Used):  Horseshoe Bay, Hole 5 178 yards, 5 hybrid Nicest Golf Course Ever Played (Course, City, State):  Stone Eagle Golf Club (Palm Desert, Cali.) Favorite […]

  • Children’s Theater Camp Performance

    The students in Rogue Theater’s Children’s Theater Camp present The Adventures of Peter and the Wolf by Sheila Smolensky on July 14. In this play, Young Peter has devised a plan to capture the fearsome wolf, who has escaped from the zoo to raid villagers’ homes. Apparently the wolf has a rather large “sweet tooth” […]

  • ‘Door Lights’ Lighthouse Show at UUF

    The work of Cathy Meader is on display at the UU Gallery in north Ephraim throughout July. Meader is an active artist who has worked in many art mediums, but her focus has been painting in watercolors. She was an art teacher for 33 years in Racine. With students from 2 to 22 years old, […]

  • Discussion of Film ‘This Changes Everything’

    On July 17 at 4:30 pm, join the Environmental Justice Action team from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) in Ephraim, in viewing and discussing This Changes Everything. Filmed in 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents, this film is a grand attempt to reimagine the immense challenge of climate change. Compelling to even […]

  • Water Folk Festival

    The Water Folk Festival takes the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center on July 15 at 7 pm. Musicians that care about our water and our community are celebrating these topics. Dr. Roger Kuhns is the night’s emcee, known for his Escarpment documentary, Jens Jensen monologue and book author, he weaves informational prose […]

  • FRAMED: Strawberry Fun

    Leah Donovan, of Glendale, Wis., enjoyed picking wild strawberries at her grandmother’s field in the town of Egg Harbor. Submitted.

  • Overheard and Obsessions: July 13, 2018

    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? “She so badly needs stitches in her mouth.” “We could never be brain surgeons or anything, but I accept that.” “You’re gonna […]

  • Trivia: What is the English translation for the name of the German automaker Volkswagen?

    Question:  What is the English translation for the name of the German automaker Volkswagen?   Answer:  People’s car  

  • Juddville Clay Studio Home to Contemporary Ceramics

    As visitors enter Juddville Contemporary Clay Studio Gallery a look of surprise comes over their faces. Wonderfully bright filtered light, from the large, rolled antique glass windows, of the former Juddville School, bounces off the surfaces of contemporary ceramic artwork created by artists Tony Staroska and Rebecca Carlton. From the early 1880s through 1957, hundreds […]

  • The Story of Piano and a Three-Week Festival

    by Sharon Grutzmacher, Peninsula Music Festival Executive Director   In December of 1995 the Peninsula Music Festival purchased a nine-foot Steinway concert grand piano. Why, you might ask, would a three-week music festival need its own piano? How hard can it be to find a piano when you need one? Well, in the 44 seasons […]

  • Yoga Workshops on Washington Island

    In 2000, Patti Coan’s yoga practice was born mat-to-mat in a small studio in Madison. Years later, while reading Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the Sanskrit term “Samāpatti” appeared, in yoga it’s a state of equilibrium or stillness of the mind. Coan’s path had been chosen for her. On July 14, Coan will present two workshops at […]

  • Tracy Grammer at Woodwalk Gallery

    Tracy Grammer is known for her clear alto, perfectly intoned violin, and percussive yet delicate guitar playing. Grammer is also a gifted storyteller whose incantations add a rare mixture of vulnerability, intimacy, and hard-won insight to her performances. Grammer is currently on tour celebrating the release of Low Tide, her first album of original songs, and will […]

  • Spencer Berndt Earns Peninsula Music Festival Scholarship

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) selected Spencer Berndt, a recent graduate of Gibraltar High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. Berndt will attend University of Wisconsin – Stout where he will major in computer science and minor in music. Each year the PMF awards a $3,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who desires […]

  • Join Door County Children’s Choir

    Children are invited to be part of the Door County Children’s Choir. All students in third through sixth grades are invited to participate. The choir holds rehearsals Monday evenings 5-6 pm at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavillion in Egg Harbor. The choir is directed by Shannon Sheehan. For registration information visit

  • July Events With Liberty Grove Historical Society

    The Liberty Grove Historical Society (LGHS) hosts two events during July. On July 14 the Vintage Day sale will be held at the barn from 10 am to 3 pm. The Museum and grounds are also open and kite flying is encouraged on Grand View Park. On July 16, LGHS will host a Liberty Grove […]

  • Blue Dolphin House celebrates 50 years

    Peg and John Lowry sit snug on a bench in the gardens between Blue Dolphin House and BDH Studio in Ephraim. Hostas line the well-used path, windchimes sing lazily in the summer breeze, and art is everywhere – copper mobiles whirl, a rainbow of swirly glass rods poke from plants, and stoneware turtles rest on […]

  • Cheers!: Something Fishy About This Tropical Fruit Ale

    It’s another gruesomely hot day and I’m thirsty for something completely different. And then I see it – a fish beer called OnoLicious. It must be made with the large and ugly tropical fish known in Hawaii as Ono and elsewhere as Wahoo. But then I read on the label that this is not a […]

  • Kayak Tours in Jacksonport

    This summer Door County Kayak Tours opens a new location at 6329 Hwy 57 in downtown Jacksonport. In addition to offering paddle board yoga and kayak tours, this summer they added bicycle rentals that accommodate couples and families of two to six people. They are open 8 am to 6 pm daily. For more information […]

  • Golf League Results: June 29 – July 6

    ALPINE Women’s Golf League July, 3, 2018 Winners: Flight A – Nancy Thannert; Flight B – Lynn Barkinge; Flight C – Georgianne Farley; Flight D – Sue Matthies Low Score: Flight A – Diane Hanley (43); Flight B – Jean Canney, Lynn Barkinge, Kathy Triolo (tied at 53); Flight C – Christine Tierney (54); Flight […]

  • Door to Nature: Cedar Waxwings – The Cherry Birds

    It is the end of June as I begin writing this and for the past three days I have been seeing cedar waxwings eating the fruits on the serviceberry trees in my front yard. The tart cherry orchard trees are beginning to show red color. Roy often referred to these sleek creatures as “cherry birds.” […]

  • Hardy Gallery Announces Juried Exhibit Winners

    The Hardy Gallery announces the award winners of the 56th Annual Juried Exhibit. Out of 159 works of art submitted into the Wall-to-Wall exhibit, 79 pieces were chosen for the Annual Juried Exhibit. This year four individual artists were awarded financial merit awards for outstanding work, including first, second, third and People’s Choice Awards. In […]

  • Blues Traveler at DCA

    Beloved jam band Blues Traveler takes the stage at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on July 17 at 8 pm. Blues Traveler is one of America’s most popular live bands, having built a dedicated fan base with their boundless energy, improvisational live shows, and tireless touring. The band’s breakthrough, multi-platinum selling album four (featuring hit singles […]

  • Dinnerware Featured at TR Pottery

    Potters Tony and Renée Gebauer are making plates and inviting customers to work with them to create dinnerware sets. “Renée and I worked on designing classic plates, and I have been working to build up an inventory of them. We used to take orders for dinnerware sets but sometimes customers had to wait a year […]

  • Traditional Trout Boil

    The Belgian Heritage Center will hold a traditional Door County trout boil July 21 with the first boil at 5 pm and the last at 6:30 pm. Proceeds help support the Belgian Heritage Center and its mission of preserving and promoting the unique history of this area. The meal features trout, potatoes, onions, coleslaw, dessert […]

  • Bach’s Birthday Concert

    Midsummer’s Music continues its 28th season with two celebratory programs: one for Bastille Day and the other for Bach’s 333rd birthday. Performing a program on Bastille Day cries out for an all-French program. Midsummer’s Music features two well-known Parisian composers and two who are not so well known, including the very talented female composer, Cécile […]

  • Monthly ‘Bookmobile Service’ Dinner

    The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner program, “Door County’s Bookmobile Service,” presented by society member Giz Herbst on July 23, 6 pm at the Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay. The program discusses the history and evolution of the bookmobile service in Door County in the 20th century. Herbst became […]

  • ‘School Days’ Tuesday Yesteryear Program

    The Door County Historical Society invites the public to the yesteryear programs “School Days,” presented on Tuesdays during July at 1:30 pm in Vignes School at the Heritage Village at Big Creek. Early schools in Door County were built of logs, but by 1900 most rural schools were constructed of sawed lumber and painted white. […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Firm Earns $2 Million Superior Dredge Contract

    Roen Salvage Co., Sturgeon Bay, has been awarded a $1,933,500 contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, for dredging at Duluth-Superior Harbor in western Lake Superior on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. The firm will dredge approximately 150,000 cubic yards of material from the harbor and deposit the dredged material at a shallow cove […]

  • Natural-Dyed Clothing Collection of Peter Ciesla

    Last fall was a time of intense focus for fiber artist Peter Ciesla of Bazyli Studio. Using locally sourced plants, he created a substantial body of naturally dyed organic and recycled textiles. Cottons, linens, wools and silks were transformed using black walnut, raspberry leaves, sumac leaves and flowers, Japanese knotweed, goldenrod and maple leaves. Ciesla […]

  • IsAbel Beaudoin at Hope Church Art Alcoves

    Hope Church Art Alcoves offers a show of the works of Door County artist IsAbel Beaudoin. The show contains examples of IsAbel’s varied mediums including batik, paintings, metalwork, wood carvings, pointillism, and the progression of styles through her life work. Artwork is courtesy of the private collections of Paul Klapatch and Marlys Trunkhill and Hope […]

  • Family Programs at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Family programs, appropriate for learners of all ages, are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 am during July and August at the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Crossroads continues their Friends Work Party on July 14 at 10 am. Volunteers are welcome at the weekly work parties […]

  • Letter to the Editor: This Isn’t About MS-13

    The Trump decision to separate children from their moms and dads isn’t about MS-13! It is about uniting the Trump “base” around hate, fear and racism. When did we become a country with such cruel values? This past week the Trump Administration revealed its failure and incompetence by admitting that the “zero tolerance” policy has […]

  • Search for Missing Kewaunee Fisherman Now a Recovery Effort

    The search for a Kewaunee fisherman who did not return to shore July 4 has turned into a recovery mission. Mark Wautelet, 38, of Kewaunee was reported missing Wednesday, July 4, to the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department after he did not return to Kewaunee Marina at his expected time. An experienced charter fisherman, Wautelet left […]

  • Meet with Archaeologist

    The Door County Historical Society will host its Saturday afternoon yesteryear program “Native American Artifact Identification,” presented by Dr. Victoria Dirst on July 14, 1 pm in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Wisconsin is abundantly filled with Native American history. The entire state was once inhabited by various […]

  • Meet the Watercolorists at Cottage Row Gallery

    Watercolorists Bridget Austin and Jack Anderson will be featured at Cottage Row Gallery July 14-28. The combined show opens with a “meet the artists” reception on July 14, 10 am – 1 pm. Light refreshments will be served. The shows combines a selection of new watercolors by each artist, with an assortment of limited edition […]

  • Improv Workshop at Lost Moth Gallery

    Sue Demel from Sons of the Never Wrong presents “Vocal Improvisation for Singer-Songwriters,” an improvisation workshop designed specifically for singer-songwriters. Demel loves to teach singers to revel in the possibilities of their voices, and she has the vocal abilities to practice what she teaches. Demel will share improv tips and tricks for live performances as […]

  • The Bestseller List: July 13, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton There There by Tommy Orange A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Warlight by Michael Ondaatje The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah HARDCOVER NONFICTION Calypso by David Sedaris Educated by Tara Westover The World as It Is by Ben Rhodes How to Change Your Mind by […]

  • ‘Miss Holmes’ at Peninsula Players Theatre

    Peninsula Players Theatre opened the riveting murder mystery Miss Holmes, by Christopher M. Walsh, based on the characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on July 4. In this deadly and thrilling story, Walsh’s Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are intelligent and independent women in 19th century England. Neither woman abides by the conventions of the […]

  • Kangaroo Lake Earn High Marks with Association Help

    Fans of Kangaroo Lake had two great pieces of news at the annual meeting of the Kangaroo Lake Association at Baileys Harbor Town Hall July 7. It is in excellent health for a shallow lowland drainage lake. The Kangaroo Lake Association (KLA) is partly responsible for that healthy status, and the organization is considered the […]

  • Help Identify Native Mussels

    With high water levels receding on many streams and rivers, state conservation biologists are now encouraging paddlers, anglers and other water lovers to take a few minutes to help protect some of the most important yet least known members of Wisconsin’s aquatic ecosystems: native freshwater mussels. A new video shows volunteers how to search shorelines […]

  • 2018 Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

    The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is set for Aug. 11 & 12. Now is the time to make plans to participate in the exciting events. Exhibit your boat, compete in the Sikaflex Challenge or volunteer your time to help celebrate Door County’s classic and wooden boats. The Door County Classic & Wooden […]

  • Free Screening of ‘Dark Money’

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) added a free screening of Dark Money, an award-winning, Sundance-featured documentary, on July 26 at 7 pm. The film centers around the story John Adams, an investigative journalist and Door County native now based in Montana, where the film takes place. Adams will attend the screening and participate in a question […]

  • Martinez Weaving Included in MOWA Contemporary Art Auction

    Martinez Studio supports the Museum of Wisconsin Art by donating a weaving to their biennial signature fundraiser, “Vintage 2018: Pedals, Plates, and Pours.” Proceeds of the auction go toward art education programs and museum operations. The auction takes place July 14, 6 pm – 10 pm. Remote bidding is available. The contemporary art auction will […]

  • Introducing Northern Door Scrapbook: The Lost Tapes

    by Bonnie Jo Moore It was January of 1986. My husband Bill and I brushed the snow off our Plymouth Volare and drove up to Door County, escaping Milwaukee for the day to enjoy some open country and fresh winter air. Destination:  Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay. It was mid-morning when we arrived […]

  • New Novel from Door County Author

    Door County native Katherine Hastings celebrates the release of her first romance novel on July 10. The historical romance titled In the Assassin’s Arms: Daggers of Desire is the first book in a series of historical romance novels to be released by Fiery Seas Publishing. This first book in the Daggers of Desire series is […]

  • Memories Preserved in a Quilt

    Family histories are often found in the pages of old photo albums, passed down at family functions or in the cotton swab of a genealogical DNA test. Chicagoan Deb Lindahl, on the other hand, decided to capture her family history in a quilt, and she’s showing it at Ephraim Moravian Church with her program called […]

  • Door County League Baseball Results, Schedule: July 13, 15

    July 8 Results Institute 4, Baileys Harbor 17 Egg Harbor 6, West Jacksonport 5 Maplewood 8, Washington Island 3 Sister Bay 4, Kolberg 2   Standings Sister Bay, 8-1 Egg Harbor, 7-2 Washington Island, 6-3 West Jacksonport, 5-4 Baileys Harbor, 4-5 Maplewood, 3-6 Institute, 2-7 Kolberg, 1-8   Schedule July 13, 7:30 pm West Jacksonport […]

  • Suzanne Rose Wins Door Prize For Portraiture Best in Show

    On June 28, an estimated crowd of 100 previewed the opening of the Door Prize for Portraiture, with guest juror Deborah Rosenthal, Miller Art Museum curator emeritus. The invitational exhibit of 30 works by area artists was an “intimate selection of works exploring a unique variety and interpretation of the genre of portraiture,” said Rosenthal. […]

  • Young Musician Studies at Birch Creek

    Collin Grota, a talented young musician from Sturgeon Bay, spent the week of June 17-23 studying at Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Grota, a student at Southern Door Middle School, was among 22 other musicians from throughout the country to attend the Percussion & Steel Band session at Birch Creek. This prestigious academy has a […]

  • ‘Lungs,’ ‘Shinbone Alley’ at TAP

    Lungs, written by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Robert Boles, continues at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) until July 21. The show contains strong language and frank discussions of sex. It is performed Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. A special showing is scheduled for July 17 at […]

  • Bastille Day at Ecology

    Ecology Sports will host a French Bastille Day celebration in the courtyard behind the store on July 14, 4-8 pm. The Nuit de la Bastille Market features live music by Lynn Gudmundsen and David Hatch, freshly made crepes, beer and wine, vendor booths, and late shopping at Ecology and its courtyard shops. The booths include […]

  • News From This Weeks Past: Oiled Roads and Burglars

    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 Independent July 13, 1877 During the storm of last Saturday evening, a ball of fire came down the spout leading from the eve trough to […]

  • Jacksonport Town Hall Closed During Construction

    Due to the building construction on the Jacksonport Town Hall/Fire Station the town hall will be unavailable for meetings and events after the Aug. 14 primary election until the construction is completed. Please make arrangements for alternate venues.

  • ADRC Offers Brain Enrichment Course

    Starting July 11, the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County will offer BE! Brain Enrichment, a 10-week course designed to maintain thinking and memory skills. Developed by Linda Sasser, Ph.D., this course involves activities designed to target various cognitive skills. Some activities target reaction time and automatic responses. Other activities are designed […]

  • Lily Bay Artisans Hold Art Crawl Open House

    Artisans who call Door County’s Lily Bay their home will open their studios and gardens to the general public July 13-15 from 10 am to 5 pm. This is the 5th annual open house to welcome guests. Artists homes and gardens are located between 3450 and 3516 N. Lake Michigan Drive, Sturgeon Bay. Jim Hoyer, […]

  • Kids from Wisconsin Head to Door County

    The Kids from Wisconsin, the state’s official musical ambassadors, will make their only Door County appearance July 13, 7 pm at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. The Kids will celebrate all summer from June 21 to Aug. 18 in more than 35 towns across the state and twice daily at the Wisconsin State Fair, as […]

  • ‘Harvey Haen’ History Hour in Egg Harbor

    On July 18, the Egg Harbor Historical Society continues their History Hour programs with a presentation on Egg Harbor’s Harvey Haen, owner with his wife Helen of “Harbor Service” from 1942-1979. A gas station and fix-it shop before self service came along, a local distributor of not only gas but up-to-date news. Harvey, “Mr. Fix-It,” […]

  • Reception and Demo at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a reception for Exhibit III on July 14, 4 – 7 pm. Featured artists include Rebecca Kinkead, Marcia McDonough, Jim Rose and Judi Ekholm in the Courtyard Gallery. The featured artists will briefly speak about their work at 5 pm, and wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Kinkead will […]

  • DCMC Awards $36,000 in Local Scholarships

    The Door County Medical Center Auxiliary awarded $36,000 in scholarships this year to Door County and Algoma High School graduates and prior graduates who are currently enrolled in medical programs. These scholarships were awarded to applicants who are committed, passionate and caring about the medical profession and were able to articulate that passion. Each recipient […]

  • New Stained Glass at Artzy

    The stained glass art of Wisconsin artist Norma Hove is the featured exhibit at Artzy Studio July 14-31. Hove saved small stained glass pieces given to her by her parents from an old antique window. Little did she know that 25 years later she would use them in her stained glass window designs. She started […]

  • Timmerman’s Newest Work at Base Camp

    Barb Timmerman returns to Base Camp Coffee for a two-month show in July and August. A mix of acrylic original painting and giclee prints are on display. Timmerman is known for her bright and cheerful interpretations of well known buildings in the county. Her newest work features buildings in the Sister Bay downtown area. Base […]

  • Server of the Week: Ann Lachappelle at Beltone Hearing Aid Center

    Ann at Beltone will help you hear. So if you need hearing aids, never fear. She’s there to make sure you have a good day. So if you need help hearing, see her right away!   – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Waffle

    Meet Waffle, an adorable two-month-old kitten in search of a special home. This sweet kitty is a hidden treasure. Waffle may investigate all the best hiding spots in his new home at first, but with a little patience and love, he’ll come out of his shell and it will be the most rewarding experience for […]

  • 2018 Door County Treasure Hunt

    The Door County Treasure Hunt returns Sept. 29 to test your Door County knowledge and your sense of adventure. Your final days to register your team at early-bird registration rates are here. Sign up your team for $200 through July 15. After that, fees rise to $250 per team. Discover natural, historical, and cultural wonders […]

  • Municipal Meetings: July 13 – 20

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 4:30 pm July 16. The common council meets at 7 pm July 17. County of Door:  The Finance Committee meets at 1 pm July 16. A joint ADRC Advisory Board and Nutrition Advisory Council will be held at 3 pm July 16. […]

  • Mariner and Coast Guard Awards Aug. 7

    The public is invited to join the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM), Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club (SBYC) and the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee in honoring all nominees for the Mariner Award and the Sturgeon Bay Area Coast Guard Person of the Year. The award presentation dinner takes place Aug. 7 at the Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Taxidermist at Door County Historical Museum

    Master taxidermist Mike Orthober visits the Door County Historical Museum on July 14, 10 am – 4 pm. Orthober designed and built the museum’s nature diorama. He will mount a new bird for the exhibit and talk about the art and science of taxidermy. Orthober, of Egg Harbor, is well known in the taxidermy field, […]

  • Questions & Authors: Cynthia Swanson

    The Glass Forest, the second novel from bestselling author Cynthia Swanson, opens on the water of North Bay in Baileys Harbor, circa 1960. The protagonist, Angie Glass, is taking her infant son out in a canoe for an early morning autumn paddle. It’s the most calm moment in the novel. Past the first page, the […]

  • Public Health Nurse Rhonda Kolberg Switches Gears for Retirement

    This week marked the last week of work for Door County Public Health Nurse Rhonda Kolberg. After 27 years, she is stepping down to start a new life in retirement. “This will be very different for me. I’ve worked my whole life,” she said. Before taking the Door County public health nurse position in 1991, […]

  • Back to Drawing Board for Sevastopol School District

    There was good and bad news among the results of the survey that was sent to residents within the Sevastopol School District last month, the Sevastopol School board and the 35-member Citizens Facility Advisory Committee (CFAC) heard the evening of July 10. The good news? Bill Foster, founder and president of the Slinger, Wis.-based educational […]

  • New Door County Band Terry Murphy & the Cherry Pickers

    On July 15, Fishstock will host an exciting new Door County band, Terry Murphy & the Cherry Pickers. Murphy, a prolific songwriter and recording artist, was looking for musicians to bring fresh ears and arrangements in a live setting to many of the songs he has recorded over the years. The members of the Cherry […]

  • Adopt A Soldier-Door County Fundraiser

    Adopt A Soldier-Door County will hold a fundraiser at Martin Park on Aug. 4. The fundraiser starts at 7 am with breakfast at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department on Nebraska Street. This is an all-you-can-eat breakfast including pancakes, Seaquist Orchard cherries, eggs, sausage, bacon, fresh fruit and orange juice, all served with a bottomless cup […]

  • Dr. Keith Fisher Develops Seminar on Neck Pain

    Dr. Keith Fisher, PT, DPT(MSK), OCS, MTC, owner of Northern Door Physical Therapy & Wellness in Sister Bay, recently developed and instructed the seminar “Advances in the Treatment of Neck Pain: Implementing the Current Best Evidence into your Practice.” The course was co-sponsored by Naples Community Hospital Rehabilitation Services, of Naples, Fla., and Hodges University […]

  • Free Athletic Mouthguard Day June 28

    The 10th Annual Free Athletic Mouthguard Day took place on June 28. All area student athletes were invited to receive a free custom-fit, team color-coordinated mouthguard. A custom fit mouthguard provides superior protection from sports related dental injuries when compared to off the shelf mouthguard products. Volunteers and the entire Door County Dental Care staff are […]

  • St. Peter’s Cares Walk Aug. 11

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay is sponsoring its 3rd Annual St. Peter’s Cares Walk on Aug. 11, 8:30-10:30 am. All proceeds are donated to Money Management Counselors, a local nonprofit. The staggered walk is 1 to 2.5 miles through scenic Sturgeon Bay. Maps are available. Pre-registration is due by Aug. 4. The cost […]

  • Sunshine House Program on Special Needs Financial Planning July 24

    Join the Sunshine House for a free presentation on special needs financial planning on July 24, 11:45 am. ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) accounts and SNT (Special Needs Trusts) are the topics of the day. Attorney Richard Hauser, with Pinkert Law Firm, will be on hand to answer questions. Attendees will learn what an […]

  • Food Allergy Program in Sister Bay July 22

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Food Allergies 101: Myth vs. Reality” on July 22, 4 pm at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay. The speaker is Amy Jessup, RN, Nurse Practitioner, who specializes in allergies. Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry offers free blood pressure screenings beginning […]

  • CPR, AED Courses Offered in Sister Bay

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department partners with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class teaches infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The class is $25 per person. Classes […]

  • Sunflower Cottage Hosts Monthly Open House

    Sunflower Cottage, offering a cozy “home away from home” atmosphere for adults, is a service of Sunshine House. Sunflower Cottage has a recurring open house the first Wednesday of every month from 8 to 9 am. All are welcome to stop in at the home-like facility and get to know the skilled and welcoming team. […]

  • UW-Green Bay Student Earns Peninsula State Park Research Grant

    University of Wisconsin-Green Bay student Rebecca Malcore was selected as the Friends of Peninsula State Park’s grant recipient. Pursuing a degree in Human Biology and Biology, Malcore is focusing on orchid research efforts in Peninsula State Park as part of a broader analysis of orchid conservation in Northeast Wisconsin. Her study aims to characterize the […]

  • Tenley Koehler Awarded FCS Rookie of the Year

    The Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (WEAFCS) awarded Tenley Koehler, Door County Family Living Educator, as this year’s winner of the WEAFCS Marley Richert Rookie of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual who has shown leadership, contributions and efforts of innovative and dynamic programming in Family Living. Koehler created […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League Schedule: July 18

    Standings As of June 27, 2018 PC Junction 23-1 Husby’s 18-3 Blue Horse 16-8 Boathouse 14-7 Healthy Way Market 13-11 Main Street Market 10-11 Roots Inn 8-16 Nicolet Beach 3-15 Camp David 3-18 Door County Brewing 3-18   Schedule July 18 6 pm Roots Inn vs. Husby’s Healthy Way vs. Main Street Market 7 pm […]

  • Cycling Tip: Know When to ‘Take the Lane’

    Cyclists should take the lane if it is too narrow for a bicycle and a motor vehicle to travel safely side by side (with three feet of clearance), you should ride in the center of the lane. If you are concerned that this will impede motor vehicle traffic, you can pull off the road (if […]

  • By the Numbers: July 13

    On this day in history, July 13, the following events took place. 100 BC The year Julius Caesar was born. 1568 The year Alexander Nowell, dean of St. Paul’s, London, perfected a method for bottling beer. 1772 The year Capt. James Cook began his second voyage aboard the Resolution to the south seas in search […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Call Our Senators

    Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court is appalling for several reasons, but the one that disturbs me most is his position on presidential power. The Executive Branch has been gaining power for decades to the point where Executive Orders rival legislation by our representatives. But Kavanaugh has suggested that he would go […]

  • Letter to the Editor: An American Tragedy

    “Can you believe this is happening, Bruce?” people ask me, publicly and privately. “Every day, new revelations. The chaos, crises and conflicts are unimaginable! What do you think is happening here?” Wars and battles always have been fought over land and the bounty they can produce to make the elite even richer and more powerful, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Love and Pride

    The sun was shining brightly and hearts were filled with love and pride, acceptance and openness at the second annual Open Door Pride Festival on Saturday, June 23. The festival was a culmination of the first-ever Open Door Pride Week, as proclaimed by Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham. Open Door Pride would like to thank […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Dogs in Hot Cars

    My sister and I were leaving Walmart on Saturday. It was the worst humid day of the year so far. Two cars away from us we heard some yipping and small barking. Three small dogs were inside a black VW sedan, WI plates. Two of the dogs were leashed inside the car. The sunroof was […]

  • State News: Tick Fatality, Wetlands, Solar

    Firefighter Killed in Sun Prairie Gas Explosion One firefighter has died and another was critically injured in a gas explosion and fire that leveled several buildings Tuesday night in downtown Sun Prairie. Authorities said at least six firefighters were injured along with some civilians. At least five structures were damaged. Sun Prairie police Lt. Kevin […]

  • Reps in the News: Local Dairy Farmer Named to State Task Force

    Governor Scott Walker Moriah Brey of Brey Cycle Farm LLC, Sturgeon Bay, is among 13 farmers from around the state who were named to the Wisconsin Dairy Task Force 2.0 at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days. Gov. Walker directed Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Sheila Harsdorf and University of Wisconsin System (UW […]

  • Door County Broadband Expands Into Kewaunee County

    Door County Broadband is expanding its high-speed rural internet service to Kewaunee County. The company announced July 3 that it has purchased Kewaunee-based WIZ Tech and will fold its 350 customers into the service, which provides internet service via satellite. Kevin Voss, owner of Door County Broadband (DCB), said they’ll improve technology across the board […]

  • A First Look Inside New Hatch Distilling Co. in Egg Harbor

    A new distillery is “hatching” in Egg Harbor July 13. Hatch Distilling Company has been working hard during the past year to open a space that enhances the Door County experience. A July 10 soft opening unveiled a space with a balance between industrial and natural. Air vents travel along the ceiling, trendy light fixtures […]

  • Assistance With Voter Registration July 21

    The League of Women Voters of Door County will be at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Ave., on Saturday, July 21, from 9-12 am to assist citizens in registering to vote. Explanations for filling out the form, help in locating clerk and polling places will be provided. A copy of current proof of […]

  • New Study Released on Teen Health

    Teenage drivers are eight times more likely to be involved in a collision or near miss during the first three months after getting a driver’s license, compared to the previous three months on a learner’s permit, suggests a study led by the National Institutes of Health. Teens are also four times more likely to engage […]

  • Watch Interviews With Candidates for Governor

    The Wisconsin Eye Public Affairs Network has been conducting interviews with gubernatorial candidates entered in the Aug. 14 partisan primary, as well as candidates for other political offices throughout the state. To learn more about the primary candidates, visit

  • Peninsula Preschool Hires New Director

    The Peninsula Preschool announced that Jill Harkaway has been hired as teacher/director for the school. For more than 15 years Harkaway has taught three- to six-year-old children in Montessori schools in Illinois. She has also trained as an early childhood music specialist using music and movement to introduce music theory to young children. “I have […]

  • Exhibitors, Vendors Needed for Water Fest

    Sustain Door is partnering with Crossroads at Big Creek to hold a Water Festival at the Crossroads campus on Sept. 15. Planned activities include chemistry demonstrations with Professor Bassam Shakhashiri, musician/storyteller Lee Murdock entertaining with tales of the Great Lakes, local food to eat on site or to take home, a water table to illustrate […]

  • Riders, Horses Featured in Door County Open Show

    The Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Project is hosting the Door County Open Show on July 21 at the John Miles County Park horse arena. This is an opportunity for youth and adults to show off their riding and horsemanship skills for judge Dan Grunewald.   The show will have Pleasure classes in the […]

  • Pet Talk: Hold the Tuna!

    Q: Is it okay to feed my cat canned tuna? She sure loves it and never turns her nose up to it like she does with other foods. A: When we think of what cats like to eat, one of the first things that comes to mind is tuna. Cats seem to love it even […]

  • Celebration of Life: Paul S. Becker

    A celebration of life for Paul S. Becker will be held July 29, 5-7 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Recreational Park (2623 Summit Road) right after the Baileys Harbor A’s vs. Washington Island baseball game. There will be food and refreshments.

  • Obituary: Gloria Mae Tebon

    Gloria Mae (Sacotte) Tebon, 84, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at home on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Gloria was born in Brussels to Mervin and Mayme (Denil) Sacotte. She married the love of her life Donald Tebon on September 20, 1952, he preceded her in death […]

  • Obituary: Clifford James Tice, Jr.

    Clifford James Tice, Jr., 97, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 2018 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. He was born May 16, 1921 in Redgranite, the son of Clifford Jay Tice, Sr. and Pearl Agnes (Skalitzky) Tice. Cliff graduated from Redgranite High School in 1938 and went on to study civil engineering […]

  • Obituary: Jeannine Toppe-Eggert

    Jeannine Anne (Jorgenson) Toppe-Eggert, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on July 4, 2018.  She was born in Maplewood, WI on September 29, 1931 to Elden & Lauretta (Fischer) Jorgenson. She moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1937 and went to the old Sawyer School and the old Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Obituary: James E. Ash

    James E. Ash, 80, of Sevastopol, passed away early Monday morning, July 9, 2018 at his home. He was born January 27, 1938 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Edwin and Vera (Schuster) Ash. Jim graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1956, then attended UW-Madison Farm Short Course in 1957. On May 16, […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: June 27 – July 7

    Anthony Blum and Shawna Garms, Sturgeon Bay, are parents of a daughter born July 7, 2018. Tina Szczesniak, Sturgeon Bay, is the maternal grandparent. Mike and Suzan Blum, Sturgeon Bay, are paternal grandparents.   Sarah and Michael Bergwin, Sister Bay, are the parents of a daughter born June 27, 2018.   April and Max Neubauer, […]

  • Pulse Price Report: July 9

    Crop prices (July 9) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $2.99 -0.55 $3.13 Soybeans $7.78 -0.78 $8.37 Wheat $4.28 -0.80 $3.49 Oats $2.41 2.00 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.98/bushel -0.56 New-Crop Corn $3.19/bushel -0.48 Wheat $4.30/bushel -0.78   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Hospital Association Honors Worrick with Lifetime Award

    President and CEO of Door County Medical Center, Gerald “Jerry” Worrick, was honored with WHA’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the recently held Rural Health Care Conference. Door County Medical Center is a critical access facility serving approximately 29,000 people from Door and Kewaunee counties year-round. That number explodes when more than 1.25 million visitors descend […]

  • Apply Now for Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grants

    Groups of Wisconsin farmers can now apply for the Producer-Led Watershed Protection grants for 2019. Applications are accepted through Sept. 17. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will award grants to producer-led groups that focus on ways to prevent and reduce runoff from farm fields and farmsteads. Each group is eligible for […]

  • Fatal Car Accident in Sturgeon Bay UPDATED

    Update: Steven J. Schmelzer, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, has been identified as the victim of the Tuesday morning fatal traffic collision. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Dennis M. Connolly, 71, of Sturgeon Bay. Schmelzer was struck while conducting a land survey on Mathey Road south of County TT in the Town of Sevastopol. The […]

  • Triathlon Will Draw Thousands to Egg Harbor This Weekend

    Door County will be full of serious endurance athletes this weekend for the 14th Door County Triathlon. The triathlon is staged at Murphy Park in Egg Harbor, where three events will take place July 14 and 15. First up Saturday morning is the Sprint Triathlon, which includes a .25-mile swim, 18-mile bike ride, and 3.1-mile […]

  • Cool Casual Meets Gourmet at Taco Cerveza

    Al fresco atmosphere and casual, quick dining is what visitors are used to finding on the patio at the corner of Hill Street and Highway 42 in downtown Fish Creek. Opened at the end of June, Taco Cerveza is carrying on that tradition with a new bar and eatery focusing on gourmet tacos. The location […]

  • Gibraltar Voters Reject Beach Bathhouse

    Gibraltar town electors rejected construction of a bathhouse at the Fish Creek Beach Monday night by a vote of 153 to 58. “It’s back to the drawing board,” town chair Dick Skare said after the vote tally. The proposed bathhouse would have cost approximately $850,000 and many voters spoke of sticker shock during the public […]