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Peninsula Pulse – July 21-28, 2017

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  • Volunteers Keep Meals on Wheels Rolling

    A smile. A kind word. A warm meal. Those are simple things we all appreciate, but it’s easy to forget or overlook that not everyone has equal access to those simplest of pleasures. The elderly living in quiet poverty, the infirm, the chronically ill and other folk on the fringe of society can exist largely […]

  • Lake Michigan Conservation Heroes to Receive Awards

    Behind the scenes, many individuals and businesses are initiating outstanding projects and programs to protect and enhance the lands and waters impacting Lake Michigan. To honor and recognize their achievements, the Lake Michigan Stakeholders sponsor the annual Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation awards at Lake Michigan Day the second Friday of August, this year Aug. […]

  • One Big Home

    DCA Screens ‘One Big Home’ with Director Thomas Bena in Attendance

    There is a 35,000-square foot home on Porcupine Bay Road in Ellison Bay. It was built in 1996 and chances are whatever home was there before was a bit smaller. That kind of growth is the subject of the documentary One Big Home, which will be screened at the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) July 27. […]

  • Brussels Lions Club Member Jim Noll Elected to District Office

    Jim Noll doesn’t mind telling you that he and his wife, Cindy, joined the Brussels Lion Club when they moved to the area in 1993 as a vehicle to meet people. “We thought Lions was a good way to do it,” he said. But it wasn’t long before they realized the Lions are more than […]

  • Climate Corner: Taking Action on Climate Change is Good for Business

    by Roy Thilly While some may assume that businesses will shy away from taking a position on climate change for fear of offending customers, that has not been the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s experience. On June 30, the Pulse printed a half-page advertisement thanking the 124 Door County businesses that have signed the […]

  • Zion UMC Hymn Sing Offerings Total Nearly $29,000

    In 1993, the Rev. Don Heeringa began hosting two old-fashioned hymn sings each summer at Zion United Methodist Church. The events in what was then a little one-room church, built in 1906 for a congregation dating to 1875, proved to be very popular, sometimes drawing nearly 150 people from as many as 13 different religious […]

  • Groundbreaking Grant Approved for Genetic Study

    In what scientists call a groundbreaking effort, the Fund for Lake Michigan has approved a grant to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) School of Freshwater Sciences to sequence the DNA and analyze the genetic makeup of three aquatic species, including Yellow Perch and the Green Bay Mayfly. The Lake Michigan Genome Project will help safeguard […]

  • Featured Pet: Ellison

    This week’s Door County Humane Society (DCHS) featured pet is four-year-old feline Ellison. On June 1 she came to DCHS as a stray and ever since has been looking for a loving family. Ellison is a medium-sized tabby with a coat of brown, black and tan. When you gaze into her eyes you may notice […]

  • Obituary: Roger Hafeman

    Roger Hafeman, 78, of Forestville, died Tuesday afternoon, July 18, 2017 at Whispering Pines CBRF in Sturgeon Bay. He was born on March 10, 1939 in Forestville, the son of Richard and Vinnie (Willems) Hafeman. Roger graduated from Brussels High School. On September 3, 1971, he married Nancy Carol Keller at Holy Name of Mary […]

  • Obituary: Douglas (Doug) Mark Anschutz

    Douglas (Doug) Mark Anschutz, 55, of the Town of Gardner, formerly of Egg Harbor, died peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, surrounded by family and his soulmate, Julie Behnke, after suffering cardiac arrest on Monday evening, July 10. He was born on December 10, 1961 to Byron (Jr.) and Elizabeth […]

  • Births: June 5 – July 10, 2017

    Chelsea and Jaye Antoine Roberts, Fish Creek, are parents of a daughter born on June 5, 2017, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Lisa and Douglas Anker, Wausau.   Lauren and Justin Daoust, Sturgeon Bay, are parents of a daughter born on June 28, 2017, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon […]

  • No Injuries in Washington Island Plane Crash

    A four-passenger aircraft struck treetops and crash landed short of the runway at Washington Island Airport on July 15 during the 64th annual Washington Island Lions Club Annual Fly-In and Fish Boil. Two people were aboard the 1969 Mooney Ranger Model M20C when it crashed at approximately 11:29 am. It was piloted by Donald Hyra […]

  • Announcing 92nd Annual Resorters ‘Match Play’ Tournament

    Peninsula State Park Golf Course invites golfers to participate in the 92nd Annual Resorters Tournament, Aug. 7-10. This very popular tournament is one of the oldest golfing events in Door County. Registration is now open. Flights are determined by either your USGA handicap index, your average score at Peninsula, or your home course average score. […]

  • Savory Spoon Hosts Cooking Classes for Kids

    Calling all kids! Savory Spoon Cooking School has some fun and educational classes lined up for this summer. The classes are appropriate for kids ages 7 to 13. Guest chef Heidi Fannin, author of the new children’s cookbook Kitchen Kidz, will teach an “All Things Chicken” class on how to make great chicken dishes. The […]

  • Bjorklunden Holds 6th Annual Nordic FiddleFest

    The 6th Annual Door County Nordic FiddleFest is proud to present legendary Celtic fiddler Liz Carroll and Norwegian multi- instrumentalist Vidar Skrede in the Björklunden Lodge, Aug. 4, 7 pm. This year the concert will showcase fiddle music of Ireland and Scandinavia, with gifted performer/composers exploring the synergy between the two cultures. Carroll was born […]

  • Golf League Results: July 21, 2017

    ALPINE GOLF COURSE Alpine Men’s Golf League (July 11) Best Scores: A Flight – Mark Dufeck & Darryl Severson 37; B Flight – Dennis Krishka 40 & Paul Riha, Harry Proctor 43; C Flight – Randy Kenny 42, Gerry Berg 44; D Flight – Paul Wiesner, Sr. 48, Tom Young 49 Alpine Women’s Golf League […]

  • Door to Nature: Where Have All the Ospreys Gone?

    During the last 15 to 20 years we found osprey nests in many places that never had them. Nearly every tall cellphone tower or other similar structure had an active osprey nest near the top. Now many towers have no activity. A nest that had occupied the Plum Island Lighthouse was taken down. Friends who […]

  • “The Tin Woman” Makes Chicagoland Premiere

    On July 16, Theatre at the Center (TATC) in Munster, Indiana presented the Chicagoland premiere of Sean Grennan’s play The Tin Woman, starring Erin Noel Grennan in the lead role. Inspired by a true story, it’s a heartwarming comedy that’s a beautiful blend of family, humor and hope. Joy has had a heart transplant and […]

  • Cheers! North Coast Berliner Weisse.

    Cheers!: A Lovely Beer from North Coast

      This beer has been calling to me for weeks. I probably bought it three months ago and tucked it deep into the magic fridge, but it was not forgotten. It’s just that tonight the magic fridge coughed it up when I went looking for something to sample. I never question the magic fridge; I […]

  • Trivia: What is the origin of the phrase “to butter someone up” (to flatter someone)?

    Question: What is the origin of the phrase “to butter someone up” (to flatter someone)? Answer: An ancient Indian custom that involved throwing balls of clarified butter (called “ghee”) at statues of the gods to seek favor. Related Articles Trivia: How many barrels of crude oil were spilled in the Pacific Ocean as a result […]

  • La Cocina Catering Sells Pies With Wings

    Pulling into the driveway of Gil Garza and Karen Maskell, something seems off. This doesn’t look like where you’d find a from-scratch pizza restaurant. It’s in the middle of nowhere on a wooded lot. There’s the garden, sure, but where’s the restaurant? That confusion might come from a misunderstanding. La Cocina is not a restaurant. […]

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    The Hardy Opens Collection Invitational, Mosaic Project

     The Hardy Gallery’s annual Collection Invitational and Collector’s Choice Benefit will be on view July 21 to Aug. 27. The exhibit features two works from each invited artist, one of which has been generously donated for the gallery’s silent auction, with all proceeds going to benefit the Hardy Gallery’s operation and programming funds. In return […]

  • Glow Stick Zip Line. Door County Adventure Center.

    Glow Stick Zip Lining Opens for the Season

    Door County Adventure Center’s Glow Stick Zip Line Tours have officially opened for the season. These nighttime zip line tours gives thrill seekers a new opportunity to check something unique off their bucket list. The Door County Adventure Center runs their Glow Stick Zip Line Tours at the Team Leadership Center location in Sturgeon Bay. […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival: 65th Season, A Season of Firsts

    by Sharon Grutzmacher, Peninsula Music Festival Executive Director Even after 65 years of presenting concerts, it is possible to come up with new music and new ideas, even when it comes to “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Numerous composers have arranged versions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” including John Williams, Igor Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, to just name a […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: July 21, 2017

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “If I had known it was going to rain, I’d have worn a bra.” “I went swimming in Europe Lake yesterday. I […]

  • Lautenbach’s Hosts 13th Annual Summer Harvest Cherry Fest

    Grab your family and friends and discover the fun Door County has to offer this summer. Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market will host its 13th Annual Summer Harvest Cherry Fest July 22, 10 am – 5 pm. The summer festival will include free winery tours, artisan booths, cherry brats and burgers along with tasty […]

  • Moushey Dale

    Egg Harbor Public Art Initiative Unveils Public Statues

    The Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor announces their inaugural year of “Celebrate! Wisconsin Sculptors 2017.” The organization was created with a strong belief in the positive impact the arts have on the world and to celebrate the power of art in public spaces. Celebrate! Wisconsin Sculptors 2017 includes sculptural works of art created by […]

  • DNR Biologist Visits White Cedar Nature Center

    Join DNR Biologist Jennifer Redell July 21, 7:30 – 8:15 pm, at the White Cedar Nature Center to see live bats and learn about Wisconsin’s only flying mammal, bats. Discover why Door County has lost nearly 90 percent of its “cave” bats, and what this means for Wisconsin. This program is suitable for all ages. […]

  • Fishin' for Trouble. Rogue Theater.

    Rogue Theater Presents Murder Mystery for One Weekend

    Rogue Theater returns to its roots, with a murder mystery on stage for one weekend only, July 28-30. Fishin’ for Trouble (A Whale of a Fatal Tale) is packed with fun, laughter, suspense, and some great Jimmy Buffett tunes. The original cast will reunite for the performances. Penned by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, Fishin’ […]

  • Concert Celebrating pat mAcdonald to be Held July 29

    The phenomenal love and loyalty expressed toward pat mAcdonald is evidenced by the number and caliber of musicians participating in “The Songs of pat mAcdonald by the Artists of Steel Bridge Songfest” July 29 at Door Community Auditorium. pat mAcdonald, a Wisconsin native who grew up in Green Bay, began his long career as a […]

  • Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers Take the Stage at the DCA

    On July 24, 8 pm, iconoclastic rocker Bruce Hornsby and his band The Noisemakers will take the stage at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek. Hornsby’s work displays a creative individualism that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”—the title […]

  • Weather Wizard: Elusive Summer Silence

    I once discovered and then later rediscovered, that in summer, true silence is unattainable. Face down in the water, gripping a cold graphite spear, I hovered effortlessly. My controlled breathing sounded like Darth Vader through the snorkel. My eyes wandered back and forth behind my swim mask, looking for movement or shadows on the rocky […]

  • Dimension-Defying Art: Topelmann Debuts Corner-Framed Painting

    At 88, Karsten Topelmann has discovered a new way to envision how the landmark locations of the peninsula could look on canvas. It doesn’t involve a shift in the lifelong artist’s chosen media of watercolor and oils, but a literal shift in perspective that pushes the boundaries of his two-dimensional work. Earlier this month, Karsten […]

  • Egg Harbor’s Library Through History

    Egg Harbor’s library is moving on. For the past 32 years, the Paul J. Bertschinger Community Center has been home to its media collection, serving patrons year round. By January 1, 2018, the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion and Egg Harbor Library will handle that foot traffic, in addition to vastly expanded programming and community […]

  • 40th Habitat for Humanity Home Nearing Completion

    Tuesday was Truss Day at the future home of Kendra Clarizio-Bilodeau and her two children, Matthew and Elizabeth (El). “I have a truss!” Kendra said as the first truss was muscled into place atop the frame of her future home by the volunteer builders with Habitat for Humanity of Door County. “This is what’s going […]

  • Washington Island’s Worldwide Golf Weatherman

    Golf tournaments – from local charity outings to professional spectacles – are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Joe Halvorson understands that well, and he makes sure everyone involved at a tournament is aware of potential weather-related hazards. Halvorson, who grew up on Washington Island and attended Kewaunee High School, is an on-site event meteorologist […]

  • WEB.roadtrip

    Photographer Helbach Showcases Exhibit of Highway Relics

    Door County Makers Space features a special pop-up exhibit of photographic works by Ty Helbach, July 22-29. The show is titled Road Trip: Photos from America’s Two-Lane Roads. Fueled by ardent wanderlust, bestowed with the gift of an impeccable eye and an insatiable love for photography, Helbach has been exploring documenting his favorite subjects professionally […]

  • New Pieces Created by Plum Bottom Jeweler

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery is excited to announce the newest work of silversmith Alice Scott. These beautiful handmade pieces are elegant yet meaningful art pieces in sterling silver and will be featured in the gallery through the end of July. Scott’s Symbology Collection includes a large collection of necklaces and earrings. Her newest necklaces […]

  • gentleman in moscow

    The Bestseller List: July 21, 2017

      HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 2. Camino Island, by John Grisham 3. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy 4. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead 5. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken 2. Astrophysics for People […]

  • Chicago Farmer Brings Songs for the Unsung Heroes to Martin Park

    He sings about farming and skateboarding. He sings about meth and job loss. He sings about climate change, new used cars, and racism. Bloomington, Illinois singer/songwriter Chicago Farmer brings his American stories and protest songs to the stage in Sturgeon Bay at Martin Park’s Harmony by the Bay concert series July 26. Born in the […]

  • Debbra MacDonald. Details Hair Innovations.

    Server of the Week: Debbra MacDonald of Details Hair Innovations

    Need a new ‘do? Or maybe just a nice shampoo? Stop by Debbra in Egg Harbor Call her a hairdresser or a barber You won’t find anyone with more style Loads of skill and always a big smile! Related Articles Servers of the Week: Nadeen DeFere & Amanda LaRoche of Avada Audiology and Hearing Care […]

  • Birch Creek Focuses on Student-Teacher Relationships

    Birch Creek puts a whole new twist to the meaning of summer music academy, with their elite lineup of faculty members from across the country working with students in a century-old barn-turned-concert hall. On July 16, students and faculty from Nevada to New York, Canada, and 10 other states made their way to Door County […]

  • Moegenburg-Fall Festival

    Plenty of Quilts at Woodwalk July 22 – Aug. 6

    From July 22 to Aug. 6, Woodwalk Gallery co-curates Quilting Savvy with Catherine Davidson featuring the quilts of Laurie Moegenburg along with three nationally known quilters, each with a very different look and feel. Davidson introduced Jillaine Burton, of Woodwalk, to the idea of bringing these talented artists to the gallery. Moegenburg’s work will hang […]

  • Krista Detor Returns to Woodwalk

    International touring singer/songwriter, pianist and accordion artist Krista Detor returns to Woodwalk Concert Series July 21 at 7 pm. Detor’s solo albums have reached national and international prominence. She’s shared stages with Victor Wooten, Loudon Wainwright, The Neville Bros. and Joan Armatrading, among many others. No ordinary songwriter, Detor has been involved in several award-winning […]

  • Unanimous Opposition to Back Forty Mine Goes to County Board

    The Door County Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution opposing the Back 40 Mine near Menominee at its monthly meeting Tuesday, July 25. The resolution passed the county’s Legislative Committee unanimously following comment from local and regional residents in opposition to the mine. “Considering our close proximity to the mine, to the Menominee River […]

  • Doug Clarke Teaches Plein Air Painting on Washington Island

    In conjunction with his upcoming Northern Exposures show at The Art and Nature Center, Aug. 4- 21, Doug Clarke will teach a plein air workshop Aug. 4-6 on Washington Island. Last year, he taught a two-day class on Rock Island. What brings him to the Island? In addition to having family there, the Island’s natural […]

  • Framed: Adventures at the Fire Department

    Last week, the campers of Door County YMCA’s Adventure Camp enjoyed a tour of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department. (Above, from left) Cameron Bouche, Mason Fischer, Jared Campbell and Caitlyn Crabb try their hand at the hands-on fire hose demonstration with the help of firefighter Mark Smith. Photo by Thomas Jordan.

  • Dangerous Waters Ends Part One of Midsummer’s Music Festival

    Door County’s Midsummer’s Music ends the first part of its 2017 festival season with the Dangerous Waters program. The Dangerous Waters program includes four pieces that either directly – through the composition name – or indirectly – through undulating movements – evoke thoughts and emotions related to rolling seas. Wisconsin native Jacob Beranek, Midsummer’s first […]

  • Joey Tartell Celebrates 20 Years of Teaching at Birch Creek

    For 43 years, Birch Creek Music Performance Center has brought the best and the brightest faculty from across the U.S. to educate promising young musicians. These faculty members are the best in their respective fields. This year, Birch Creek has the pleasure of inducting one of these great musicians into their 20 Year Club. Joey […]

  • Taj Weekes & Adowa Bring Reggae Groove to the Peg Egan PAC

    Taj Weekes & Adowa will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series on July 23 at 7 pm. Taj Weekes & Adowa unite a true social consciousness with an unforgettable reggae groove. Blending in elements of acoustic roots rock and Afro-folk simplicity, the band’s vibrant sound defies genre and […]

  • WEB.Plein Air Painting

    Plein Air Painting Day at Edgewood Orchard July 24

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries invites the public to the 11th Annual Plein Air Painting Day at the gallery July 24, 11 am – 2 pm. This event is part of Peninsula School of Art’s Annual Door County Plein Air Festival July 23-29. Refreshments will be served and visitors are encouraged to stroll the gallery grounds and […]

  • Manners Matter: Helping Hands

    Dear Mary Pat, Perhaps you can help settle an argument between my husband and myself. We were at an outdoor concert and the woman in front of us had her tag hanging out of the neck of her shirt. I leaned over to fix it and my husband pulled my hand back and shook his […]

  • Haitian Bishop Visits Fish Creek Community Church July 23 & 23

    The congregation at Fish Creek Community Church, 9420 Cottage Row, is looking forward to hosting Bishop Joel and Doris Jeune from Haiti. They are native Haitians and founders of Grace International, an organization that has established churches, schools, orphanages and hospitals in Haiti, where they have worked tirelessly since 1972. All interested individuals are invited […]

  • Door County Destroyers Hold Charity Game July 29 for Humane Society

    The Door County Destroyers will host a charity game to benefit the many animals at the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) July 29, 4 pm. The Destroyers will face off against the Racine Raiders at the Baileys Harbor Recreation Park located on Summit Road. One hundred percent of online tickets sold for this game will […]

  • Motorcycle Charity Ride and Concert with Todd Carey Benefits Sunshine House Inc.

    On July 30, the McClellan Family has organized a Benefit Concert and Charity Ride to help raise funds for the Sunshine House Inc., located at 55 West Yew St., Sturgeon Bay. The charity ride is hosted by the Devil’s Knights Motorcycle Club. It starts at Tippy Canoe, E3261 County Road S, Casco, with kickstands up […]

  • PFLAG Door County Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary with Picnic July 30

    Twenty years ago, in 1997, PFLAG Door County (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), our community’s chapter of the national organization of the same name, was founded. PFLAG Door County has been in the vanguard of the advocacy and progress made for our LGBTQ community. For the past twenty years, PFLAG Door County members […]

  • Bellin Health Sturgeon Bay Offers One-on-One Health Coaching

    A no-cost health and wellbeing program that gives back to the Sturgeon Bay community is launching its next phase with free one-on-one health coaching. Do-Good Sturgeon Bay started earlier this year as a partnership between Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP) and Bellin Health Sturgeon Bay. This multifaceted wellbeing program is complimentary to companies and groups […]

  • Prevent Suicide – Door County Nathan Wilson Coalition Receives Grants to Expand Prevention Training

    Prevent Suicide – Door County Nathan Wilson Coalition thanks The Women’s Fund of Door County and the Door County Community Foundation for providing grants to expand their mission of suicide prevention/QPR trainings. From April 2016 to July 2017 the group dedicated their trainings to “The Year of the Woman.” The QPR presentations train the public […]

  • Learn about Brann Family at July 26 Baileys Harbor Historical Society Meeting

    The Baileys Harbor Historical Society will present the program, “The Branns, a Family in Early Baileys Harbor,” July 26 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall at 7 pm. Leann Despotes, great granddaughter of Jacob Brann and historical society president, will share Brann family stories of boats, burials, businesses, triumphs and tragedies in early Baileys Harbor.

  • Cookle Family Asks for Help After Home Fire

    Kent and Rebecca Cookle’s rental home was destroyed by fire earlier this month. The Cookles have a two-year-old daughter and one on the way. The best way to help the family get back on their feet is with a monetary contribution to purchase items most needed. To contribute, send a check to: Kent and Rebecca […]

  • Christ Child Society’s Luncheon Features Floral Arrangement Demo

    The Annual Christ Child Society Fundraiser Luncheon takes place Aug. 2 at The Log Den, 6626 WI-42, Egg Harbor. Social hour starts at 11:30 am followed by a 12:30 pm plated lunch and floral arrangement demonstration by Maas Floral. The cost is $35 per person and includes luncheon, tax, tip and donation. Contact Debby Wegner […]

  • Current and Former Kappa Alpha Thetas Invited to Aug. 3 Brunch

    Calling all Kappa Alpha Theta actives and alums! The Thetas will meet for brunch and friendship Aug. 3, 10:45 am at the Old Post Office Restaurant in Ephraim. RSVP to 920.854.2822.

  • Mill Art Museum Holds ‘Art and Treasures Fundraiser’ Aug. 5 – 19

    Miller Art Musuem, located inside the Sturgeon Bay Library, will hold the “Art and Treasures Fundraiser” Aug. 5-19, 10 am to 4 pm. Discover bargains from gently used and donated items. Choose from fine art of all kinds, jewelry, accessories, china, pottery, porcelain, silver, crystal, linens, woodcraft, books, art supplies and more. The sale is […]

  • Red Cross Needs Volunteers, Holds Local Info Meetings

    The Red Cross is looking for volunteers who are passionate about helping their communities. Red Cross representatives will host informational meetings at the libraries in Sturgeon Bay (3-5pm) and Sister Bay (6:20-8pm) Aug. 7. Stop in, meet current volunteers, and discover the opportunities the Red Cross has for you.  

  • Indivisible Door County Members Met with Sen. Ron Johnson’s Staff July 12

    About 20 members of Indivisible Door County met with Senator Ron Johnson’s staff in Egg Harbor July 12. Johnson’s constituents voiced concerns about the senator’s position on the current health care bill, his position on climate change and the Paris Agreement, as well as on water quality and tax reform. The group, a contingent of […]

  • United Way Sponsors ‘Crucial Conversations’ Workshop to Encourage Openness

    Leaders and members of nonprofit organizations in Door County are offered an opportunity to participate in the nationally acclaimed skill-building workshop, Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking when Stakes are High. Crucial Conversations teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional, or risky topics at all levels of organizations. […]

  • Kewaunee County Grows During Farm Tech Days

    After three days, the Executive Committee for Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days 2017 is proud to report the event at Ebert Enterprises was an overall success. Kewaunee County is the first to host Wisconsin Farm Technology Days and have more individuals attend the three-day event than the county’s total population, as far as records show. […]

  • DCEDC Seeks Buy Local Mixer Hosts

    There are still slots open to host a Door County Buy Local mixer for 2018. Consider hosting a mixer at your business in February, March, April or November 2018. Hosting a Buy Local mixer is a great way to showcase your business, tell your company’s story, encourage attendees to buy local whenever possible and network […]

  • Pulse Price Report: July 17, 2017

    Crop prices (July 17) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.30 -0.45 $2.97 New-Crop Corn $3.38 -0.50 $3.00 Soybeans $9.05 -0.80 $9.64 New-Crop Soybeans $9.17 -0.81 $9.53 Wheat (SRW) $4.26 -0.80 $3.53   Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.22/bushel -0.53 $2.99 New-Crop Corn $3.41/bushel […]

  • Bays Honor Kenan Bunda with Memorial Game

    The Sister Bay Bays held the inaugural Kenan Bunda Memorial Game July 16. The Bays wore throwback #9 jerseys to honor Bunda, who died earlier this year after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Bunda, a lifelong Sister Bay resident, was a right fielder for the Bays throughout the 1980s and ’90s. A portion of […]

  • DNR, Turkey Federation Partner to Fund Position

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the National Wild Turkey Federation officially joined financial forces to secure hunting and fishing participation by funding a new position to introduce novices and reactivate inactive veteran hunters and anglers in Wisconsin. A signing ceremony held at the DNR Central Office building in Madison on July 14 sealed […]

  • Destroyers Hope to Break Streak on the Road

    The Door County Destroyers lost a third straight game July 15 against the Milwaukee County Chargers in Week 5 of MidStates Football League play. This was the fourth meeting between the teams; in their last meeting the Destroyers won 27-20 in the first round of the 2016 playoffs. Destroyers had high hopes going into the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Reps, Attend Your Own Town Hall Meetings

    Yesterday (July 12) I attended a Town Hall in Egg Harbor presided over by one of Senator Ron Johnson’s staff. Camille Solberg was engaging, forthright and responsive. She listened and took notes as we shared our concerns. The unfortunate part of this event was that there was absolutely no advance notice. Not even the Egg […]

  • Letter to the Editor: President Pence

    Vice President Pence has become much less vocal in his defense of President Trump. Is it possible that he is quietly working the back rooms to convince the party leaders (and this will not be hard) that impeaching Trump and moving him (Pence) into the Presidential office will be the salvation of the Republican Party? […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Stop and Enjoy Your Surroundings

    I enjoyed Dale’s article [“Whitefish Dunes Hits the Half-Century” in issue 28]. Love this area of Door County. We have been Quiet Side people since 1948. Grandfather bought home down on Lake Forest Park Road. We did not have electricity, water, etc. for three years. Wonderful times. When people come to Door County I wish […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Six Months and Counting

    Mr. President, I want to congratulate you on making it through your first six months in office without accomplishing anything too awful. As one of your biggest supporters, Sir, it has been a trying time for me these first six months, having to deflect all the criticism I hear from those “Fake Americans” who obviously […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Why Trees Along Highways Are Trimmed

    This is in response to Roger J. Benedict’s (part-time resident) letter which appeared earlier this month. He was upset by the tree trimming on Beechwood Road which appears to have harmed his view. I was going to point out to him that trees are trimmed to minimize power outages in the winter months. Alas a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What’s My Pride?

    With the first event for Open Door Pride behind us, we just wanted to take a moment to thank Mayor Thad Birmingham, Josh Van Lieshout, Kelly Catarozoli, and Megan Lundahl for all of their support in issuing the proclamation declaring Saturday, June 24th Open Pride Day. We would also like to thank the citizens of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Belgian Heritage Center Thanks Event Attendees

    We at the Belgian Heritage Center wish to thank everyone who came to our Waffle Breakfast in June and Fish Boil in July. Both were a huge success! Our wonderful volunteers make these events possible, but they wouldn’t be successful without all of you who attend. Together, we’re able to continue the mission of preserving […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s Demand Affordable Higher Education

    Five years ago, my community decided to invest in me and fund my university education. A combination of the opportunity for summer employment, along with generous support from local organizations, the state, and my college made it possible for me to graduate debt free. It’s tough to convey the depth of my gratitude, and also […]

  • Door County United to Amend Thanks Village of Ephraim

    I would like to thank the Trustees of Ephraim for joining other villages and towns of Door County and unanimously passing a resolution asking for non-binding referendums at the state and county level asking voters to weigh in on campaign finance reform. The referendum would ask voters if they “support an amendment to the United […]

  • By the Numbers: This Day in History, July 21

    356 BC Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Sevens Wonders of the World. 1542 Pope Paul III begins the inquisition against Protestants. 1796 Scottish poet Robert Burns dies. 1798 Napoleon wins the Battle of Pyramids in Egypt. 1861 The first major battle of the Civil War at Bull […]

  • Climate Corner: Disciplined Disregard for Conventional Wisdom

    By Jeff Thompson, MD You could argue that all we need to solve our impending climate catastrophe is a great deal of courage and the foresight to think long-term. Many global climate change skeptics who are in positions of power and influence lack the courage to admit that their stands are on thin ice. Governments, […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: July 21 – 28

    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.   Weekly Expositor Independent, July 16, 1880 Canal superintendent, Mr. G.H. Sager, informs us that it is his intention to use the “Modoc whistle” – a terrible screacher […]

  • State News: Marijuana, Harley-Davidson, Airbnb

    Walker Called ‘Hypocrite’ For Accepting Marijuana Money Democrats are calling Gov. Scott Walker a “hypocrite” for accepting a political donation from a pro-marijuana group while pushing more drug testing for public benefits recipients in Wisconsin. Walker chairs the Republican Governors Association, which accepted a $25,000 donation from the National Cannabis Industry Association earlier this year. […]

  • Reps in the News: Unchallenged Baldwin Continues Fundraising Efforts

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker mildly struck back after a writer for Wired.com criticized his Instagram feed, which often features photos of his brown bag lunch or bland images, like an airplane emergency exit door. Walker posted a can of Miller Lite on Instagram and wrote, “For those in the liberal media who don’t like […]

  • DNR Releases Draft Manure Plan for Karst Region

    The state of Wisconsin has finally admitted that one-size-fits-all does not work as agricultural policy in a state with vastly different geology. In the recently released draft of changes for manure spreading in the 15-county karst region, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources states:  “The department has found that, in areas of the state where […]

  • Municipal Meetings: July 21 – 28

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on July 25. County of Door:  The county board meets at 9 am on July 25. The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm on July 25. Town of Gibraltar:  A Parking, Street Lighting and Wayfinding Workshop will be held […]

  • Ephraim May Not Wait for DOT on Stormwater Management

    Ephraim’s Physical Facilities Committee has been talking about the Cherry Street steps and village streetlights since at least April 1, 2011, when the committee recommended moving forward with estimates for costs. Stormwater was a topic at the committee meeting on Aug. 30, 2011, when easements, flooding and culvert replacements were discussed. Six years later, the […]

  • DNR Seeks Comment on Recreation Planning

    Department of Natural Resources staff will gather input at five public open houses next month to shape future planning regarding outdoor recreation opportunities in northern and northeastern Wisconsin. In spring 2017, the DNR staff began the Recreation Opportunities Analysis process to collect information regarding existing outdoor-based recreation opportunities and identify future recreation needs in eight […]

  • Public Meeting on Remote Operation of Sturgeon Bay Bridges Aug. 1

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces a public involvement meeting to discuss remote operations of the three lift bridges crossing the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal in Sturgeon Bay. The meeting will be held at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Sturgeon Bay City Hall, 421 Michigan St. A brief presentation will […]

  • Door County Fair Seeking Volunteers Aug. 3, 4

    Volunteers are still needed for the 2017 Door County Fair to assist with exhibit check-in on Thursday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug. 4. Volunteers are needed to assist in many Junior Fair and Open Class departments and will help with checking in items, recording placings on judging sheets and organizing exhibits after being judged. Shifts […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Police Selling Three Vehicles

    The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has three vehicles listed on the online auction site wisconsinsurplus.com. There is a black 2001 Ford Expedition XLT with 92,000 miles; a 2005 white Ford Explorer XLT with 145,800 miles; and a 1992 Ford F350 Custom rescue vehicle. For more information, visit the auction website. The auction ends at 10 […]

  • Fish Creek Sewage Spill into Green Bay

    A Fish Creek Sanitary District station near the bay of Green Bay was overwhelmed by storm waters July 13 and overflowed into the bay. It is estimated the overflow lasted for an hour and released about 900 gallons of raw sewage into the bay. The Board of Commissioners of the Fish Creek Sanitary District recently […]

  • WPR Presents ‘The Canterville Ghost’ at Auditorium July 22

    Take one 300-year-old prideful ghost, a blunt family of materialistic Americans moving into a haunted English castle and you have a comic clash of cultures known as “The Canterville Ghost.” That was Irish author Oscar Wilde’s first published piece of prose, and it first appeared in 1887 as a serial in in the weekly periodical […]

  • Session on Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Settlement Ends Abruptly Without Vote

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council adjourned from closed session July 18 without taking any action on a settlement agreement reached between the Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront (FSBPW) and the city’s ad hoc settlement committee. The adjournment came suddenly about 30 minutes into closed session, when Mayor Thad Birmingham and Alderman Stewart Fett each […]

  • Lily Bay Artisans Open Studios for Open House

    Come stroll or drive the half-mile of North Lake Michigan Drive and walk into local artisans’ spaces as the Lily Bay Lakeshore Artisans host their annual open house. The open house takes place at street numbers 3450-3516 North Lake Michigan Drive July 21-23, 10 am to 5 pm. Jim Hoyer is Lily Bay Originals. His […]