Peninsula Pulse – July 22-29, 2016

In this issue

  • Rec Run, Blues Disciples & More Weekend Plans

    July may be coming to an end, but the fun summer events just keep coming. Try some unusual chocolates, catch a new production of an old favorite, or take part in a ukulele jamboree. Friday, July 29 Planetarium Program for Adults and Families Check out the night sky during the daytime. Author and amateur astronomer […]

  • Reaching New Heights: Boston Duo Tall Heights Brings Fuller Sound to Egg Harbor

    For Boston progressive indie-folk duo Tall Heights, the process of capturing the human condition through poignant lyrics and lush instrumentals is a lot like planting a garden. “One of us will generate the seed of the idea and the other will put it in the ground and give it water and sunlight, and then we’ll […]

  • Tom Clay Named Door County Land Trust Executive Director

    The Door County Land Trust has named Tom Clay as its new executive director, replacing Dan Burke, who resigned in February after two decades of leading the organization. Clay is currently the executive director of the Illinois Audubon Society, a post he has held since 2006. Before that he served as director of the Education […]

  • Door County Land Trust Hosts Free Hike in Sister Bay

    Door County Land Trust is hosting a free hike on Saturday, July 23, at the Three Springs Nature Preserve in Sister Bay, with its majestic cedar forest, wetlands and creek. During the past 120 years, the Three Springs property has been home to only three families. Today, the story of the Three Springs Nature Preserve […]

  • Door Shakespeare Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

    “I liked it a lot,” my grandson Robert said as we were walking back to the parking lot. “It was really funny!” The praise was eloquent coming from a 14-year-old boy who had just seen his first Shakespearean production, and sincere as well; from time to time during the play I had glanced in his […]

  • The Fish Doctor Knows Where to Find Them

      Lynn Frederick and her younger sister, Laurie, grew up on the family farm on Fox Lake. Lynn isn’t sure how old she was when she first went fishing with her parents, but her fascination with fish began very early. She has a picture of herself at age three, holding up a bullhead. (Laurie always […]

  • Walker Requests Assessment on Flood Damage

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency conduct a preliminary damage assessment following torrential rains that caused more than $28 million in damage to roads and bridges in northern Wisconsin. “Communities throughout northern Wisconsin were hit hard by flooding last week. We are doing everything we can to help them,” Walker […]

  • Cana Island Lighthouse. 1913.

    Oh, the Keeper’s Life for Me: 164 Years of Lighthouse History

    Baileys Harbor, rich with lighthouses today, is lucky to have any at all, considering its initial venture in 1852. Everyone knows the village’s origin: The story of Captain Justice Bailey, who chanced upon the harbor as refuge from a storm and reported the rich resources of stone and timber to Milwaukee businessman Alanson Sweet. Sweet, […]

  • Two Developments in Regulating CAFO Operations

    The same week the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released a much anticipated “Statement of Scope” on concentrated animal feeding operation rule revisions “in areas of the state with shallow soils overlaying fractured bedrock” that is being hailed as a victory for the Door-Kewaunee Legislative Days and Rep. Joel Kitchens, it was announced that […]

  • Photo Poll: Coming to America

    We asked some of Door County’s foreign summer workers … What is the most interesting or unusual thing you’ve learned about American culture since coming here?   “I think the most interesting for me is that people will say ‘hi’ to you on the road. Even when they are strangers, they are so kind and […]

  • Cheers!: Tripel Threat

    Coming home from work one recent muggy day, I reached deep into the magic fridge and pulled out a can of Wooden Rooster, a rye whiskey barrel-aged Belgian-style tripel ale from Tallgrass Brewing of Manhattan, Kansas. Tallgrass is the maker of Buffalo Sweat, a beer I won’t drink because of the name, along with Moose […]

  • Framed: Fire Department Outreach

    As part of the Gibraltar Fire Department public outreach on July 2, children were invited to spray water at a house front, knocking down simulated flames in various openings, utilizing a small-scale fire hose and nozzle. (Above) Bob Volpe, EMT/firefighter serving with Ephraim and Gibralter fire departments, assists youngsters with the nozzle. About 300 children […]

  • New Informational Website for Hwy. 42 Resurface Project

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast region is announcing a new, informational website for the Hwy. 42 improvement project from Bluff Lane in Gibraltar to Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay. The project is scheduled to start in fall of 2018. The website will be updated as the project moves through the design phase and […]

  • The Climate Corner: Making A Difference through Green Infrastructure

    By Kevin Shafer   Adapting to a changing climate does not take rocket science to be successful. Everyone can make a difference. Climate change can be overwhelming and scary, but, if everyone implemented one daily simple step to reduce his or her use of resources, collectively we can make a big difference. The challenge comes […]

  • The Cherry Hills Challenge: Returning to my Childhood Golf Course

    Cherry Hills is the “ol’ stomping grounds” for many of my golf friends. We grew up playing the course more than any other, largely because it was relatively affordable. It was the nearest track and let us carry around our clubs for nine holes and nine dollars. It wasn’t great. It was barely even good; […]

  • FootGolf Comes to Stonehedge Golf Course

      In the roughs of Stonehedge Golf Course sits 18 holes of footgolf, a new sport that combines soccer with golf in just 500 courses across the country. “Most of the older golfers look at it like, ‘What the heck is this?’ but they’ll get used to it,” said Jon Oswald at Stonehedge. “They mix […]

  • Eagle Tower Deconstruction Delayed

    The deconstruction of Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park will be delayed until mid-September, according to a press release from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The DNR originally scheduled the razing of the tower for this month but the company the DNR had contracted to do the work could not fulfill the contract. “We […]

  • Culture Club: So You Want to Have a Book Festival?

    by Helene Meyer   Bookstores have long been a favorite hangout of mine. I liked bookstores so much that I went to work at one on Washington Island, where I live. For eight years, I thoroughly enjoyed working with Kathleen Dixon, the owner of Islandtime Books and More. Our association began as many such do, […]

  • Commentary: My Fight with the Lawnmower Man

    In his The Devil’s Dictionary, the unmitigated cynic and professional contrarian Ambrose Bierce describes noise as “A stench in the ear” and “The chief product and authenticating sign of civilization.” Sadly, his sardonic definition seems all too true. Leaf blowers. Gas-powered lawnmowers. Hydraulic ladders used by lazy and inconsiderate house painters. Gonad-rattling motorcycles. Boom boxes […]

  • Server of the Week: Aleah Bauldry @ Pelletier’s

    Aleah has some experience with fish boils, I’d say Since she works at a restaurant that serves them every day. So if Aleah’s your server you don’t have to be stressed Because when you’re getting her, you’re getting the best.   She just graduated from Gibraltar, next she’s off to college Where she’ll study radiation […]

  • Body Recovered in Sheboygan of Drowning Victim from Sturgeon Bay

    The bodies of two young men who were swept off a pier in Sheboygan on July 17 were recovered the next day. The victims were Adam LaLuzerne, 22, of Sturgeon Bay and Kurt Ahonen, 21, of Suamico. A third man, 22-year-old Dylan Abeyta of Sturgeon Bay, was also swept off the pier by high waves […]

  • Roy Lukes: Queen Anne’s Lace and Wild Parsnip

    A wildflower that is beginning its triumphal march across this region belongs to a large and difficult family of plants containing some interesting and widely used flavorings. Anise, caraway and dill belong to the Parsley Family that also includes a plant, which to some people is a beautiful wildflower, yet to others is a wretched […]

  • Pet Talk: Can An Adopted Pet Be Renamed?

    Q: We are adopting a dog with the name Fluffy. No one in the family really likes the name. She is four years old and was given to the rescue by her original owners, so we know this has been her name her whole life. Do you think it is okay to change it?   […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: July 22, 2016

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?   “It’s not alcohol, it’s beer.”   “This is important because Uranus is involved.”   “I already have a cat. Children aren’t […]

  • Trivia: Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland

    Question: How old was Mary Stuart when she became Queen of Scotland in December 1542?   Answer: Six days old.

  • Pulse Price Report: Corn Futures Dive from Strong Yield Report

    Farming is one of the unique industries that doesn’t always reward a successful year. A good harvest and high yield means a big supply and if that supply is not met with equal demand, prices fall. That is exactly what is happening in the United States in 2016 as good weather is increasing the projected […]

  • Civility Column: It’s Not About You

    Q: I recently presented an idea for a project at a meeting of a service club I belong to. While I was talking, I noticed that most of the group members were nodding and liking the idea. One member obviously did not approve and gave me a steely stare. After I finished, he proceeded to […]

  • Governor Walker to Speak at Kewaunee Harbor Groundbreaking

    Governor Scott Walker will be among the speakers at a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the Kewaunee Harbor Restoration Project at 12:30 pm on July 29. The project includes three major components: replacing the seawall, making improvements to Harbor Park and exterior restoration of Kewaunee lighthouse. Funding for the project includes a $4.2 million WisDOT […]

  • Municipal Meetings: July 22 – 29

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on July 26. The Parks & Recreation Committee meets at 7 pm on July 27. County of Door: The county board meets at 9 am on July 26. The Risk Management & Insurance Committee meets at 1 pm on July 26. […]

  • Featured Pet: Tri-Becca

      Tri-Becca is a lovely two-year-old female with a gorgeous longhaired coat of white, black and orange. A few months ago this lovely little lady and her batch of kittens were placed in a foster home in order to raise her young in a healthy and calm environment. Recently, all of Tri-Becca’s kittens were adopted. […]

  • Volunteers Still Needed for Homeless Count

    Volunteers are still needed in Door and Kewaunee counties for the semi-annual count of homeless people that takes place July 27 from 11 pm to 2 am. “We physically go out into the community and look for people without shelter for the night,” said Kate Markwardt of the Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP) office in […]

  • Manners Matter: Litterbugs Leave Me at a Loss

    Dear Mary Pat,   I live in downtown Chicago and am sometimes surprised by the amount of litter I see when I’m walking down any given sidewalk. The city does a pretty good job of keeping on top of it but nevertheless, people leave cigarette butts and various wrappers on the ground and it doesn’t […]

  • If Elected, Nelson Plans to Be Independent Voice in Congress

    Tom Nelson would be better known in the state had the 2010 gubernatorial election gone differently. Nelson was Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett’s lieutenant governor running mate. Nelson, who served three terms in the Wisconsin Assembly representing the 5th Assembly District (2005-2011), which included being elected Assembly Majority Leader in 2008, has served as executive […]

  • Coordinated Community Response Column: Listen to Your Gut

    By Brooke Dey, M.A., L.P.C Domestic Violence Coordinator   Krista and Amy are roommates. At the local coffee shop they shared their recent dating and relationship updates. Krista is dating Steve, an electrician, for three months. Krista informed Amy that she is getting this gut feeling in her stomach that something is off. She states […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League: July 20, 2016

    Standings As of July 20 Blue Horse Beach Café 29-4 Husby’s 27-3 PC Junction 27-3 Sister Bay Bowl 21-12 Wilson’s 18-15 Nicolet Beach 11-22 Main Street Market 6-27 Camp David 5-22 Team Tomato 0-33   Results July 20 Sister Bay Bowl 3, Team Tomato 0 Husby’s 3, Wilson’s 0 Blue Horse 3, Main Street Market […]

  • By the Numbers: Noise Pollution

      1 The World Health Organization identified noise-induced hearing impairment as the most prevalent irreversible occupational hazard.   7 The number of categories of adverse health effects of noise pollution identified by the World Health Organization. They include hearing impairment, interference with spoken communication, sleep disturbances, cardiovascular disturbances, mental health disturbances, impaired task performance, negative […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Welcome Jim Crow

    Congratulations are certainly in order for Representative Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) for using his public office to issue a July 13 campaign press release announcing his intention to pursue Louisiana’s “Blue Lives Matter” legislation, which adds the potential for “hate crime” penalty enhancements against any citizen [targeting] state law enforcement. Kitchens, knowingly or not, is […]

  • Letter to the Editor: My Opinion on Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Development

    I feel Door County, first and foremost, needs a development that can bring year-round income and jobs to existing business. Another hotel is simply not the answer as existing [ones] struggle to stay afloat during offseason and finding help is also an issue in a tourism-based economy as we have. The proposed project could [relocate] […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Hatred Does Not Solve Problems

      By any set of objective measures I know, Hillary Clinton is the best candidate for President we have seen for a hundred years or more! Obama said that she may be the best candidate ever. Who else among the candidates you can remember had her legislative experience and broad knowledge of international affairs, coupled […]

  • Letter to the Editor: And So It Goes

    True to form, like the last eight years of doing nothing, Congress is at it again; going home with a clear conscience, taking their seven-week vacation, without passing a Zika virus funding bill. The reason was the Republicans had tacked on a decrease in funding for women’s health. It sure appears, for whatever reason, Republicans […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Recap RNC Day 1

    Republicans consumed with fear and hate. Trump appears and says we’re gonna win, win, win.   Pete Thelen Baileys Harbor, Wis.

  • Natural Resources Board to Discuss Deer Farm Fence Regulations

    Proposed rules related to captive deer farm fence regulations and cisco (lake herring) harvest in Lake Superior are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets Aug. 3 in Ashland. The board will also be asked to approve the master plan for the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway and approve a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Why All the Surprise?

    The latest Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau report, revealing deficiencies in the DNR’s regulation of water pollution, has evoked responses of “surprise” from various leaders, including the Natural Resource Board, Governor Walker, and those serving in the legislature. For those of us living with the resulting contamination due to lack of enforcement, the audit lacked the […]

  • Pond Hockey Tournament Registration Opens Aug. 1

    Door County doesn’t go to sleep in the winter. Experience another side of Door County at the fourth Door County Pond Hockey Tournament Feb. 4, 2017. Join more than 40 teams in seven divisions competing for the coveted Stanley Thermos, taking hockey back to the pond on Kangaroo Lake in Baileys Harbor to play the […]

  • Wide Margin of Victory in Destroyers’ Win

    On July 16, the Door County Destroyers hosted rival Sheboygan County in a MidStates Football League (MSFL) match-up in week four. The Destroyers put the game away early as they piled up the points in a 52-8 victory. With the win the Destroyers improve to 3-1 and the Rebels drop to 0-4. Standout performers of […]

  • Door County League Baseball: July 17, 2016

      Standings As of July 17 Egg Harbor 10-1 Kolberg 7-2 Sister Bay 7-2 West Jacksonport 6-5 Maplewood 4-7 Institute 3-6 Washington Island 3-7 Baileys Harbor 0-10   Results July 15 Baileys Harbor 3, Institute 4 July 17 Egg Harbor 7, West Jacksonport 2 Maplewood 3, Washington Island 5 Sister Bay @ Kolberg – postponed […]

  • Obituary: Richard Edward Kohn

    Richard Edward “Rick” Kohn 69, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at his home on July 18, 2016.  He was born on December 22, 1946, in Oak Park IL, to Edward and Patricia (Watson) Kohn.  On June 17, 1989, he married Linda Peterson in Mill Valley, CA. Rick was a graduate of Illinois State University and […]

  • Obituary: Adam Matthew LaLuzerne

    Adam Matthew LaLuzerne, 22, of Sheboygan, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died July 17, 2016.  He was born on December 2, 1993, in Green Bay to Steven and Lori (Zirbel) LaLuzerne.  Adam attended St. John Bosco School in Sturgeon Bay and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 2012. After high school, he graduated (cum laude) from […]

  • Obituary: Shirley V. Newman

    Shirley V. Newman passed away on Monday July 18, 2016 in Sister Bay, WI. Shirley Virginia Ross was born on May 23, 1918 to Alexander and Lillian Ross of Edison Park, Chicago. She graduated from Carl Schurz High School in 1936, and began working at the First National Bank of Chicago. She loved vacations with […]

  • Obituary: Mark W. de Young

    Mark W. de Young, 69, of Egg Harbor, formerly of Appleton, Wisconsin, died Wednesday evening, July 13, 2016 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. He was born October 25, 1946 in Appleton, the son of the late Charles and Mary Lou de Young. Following his graduation from Xavier High School in 1965, Mark served the […]

  • Obituary: Donna Louise Johnson

    Donna Louise Johnson died July 13, 2016. Born to John and Verna (Sperber) McCosky on Nov. 6, 1930, Donna lived in Door County her entire life. Secretarial skills learned at Sturgeon Bay HS helped her find work with a Naval Architectural firm and the local District Attorney as a young woman. Married on May 1st […]

  • Obituary: Margaret “Marge” Helen Barrick

    Margaret “Marge” Helen Barrick died peacefully in her sleep on November 27, 2015, at the age of 109. Marge was born in Chicago on May 7, 1906, daughter of German immigrant parents, Richard and Marianna Ruch, and was the last survivor of her four siblings, Florence, Richard, Alfred and George. Marge’s husband of 63 years, […]

  • Sister Bay Sued Over Beach Concerts

    The Yacht Club of Sister Bay filed a lawsuit against the Village of Sister Bay for damaging noise levels during concerts at the pavilion in the village’s Waterfront Park. “Numerous times over the past year and a half, our [Yacht Club] board tried to reach out to the village,” said Rob Zoschke, general manager for […]

  • Chief Oshkosh Mini-Bowl Hosts New Storytelling Series

    Chief Oshkosh began their Creation Stories series July 16 in the mini-bowl behind the shop. Kaluhyak^le, whose name means Rare Sky, presented the evening’s story. Kaluhyak^le is Oneida and works as a teacher in the Oneida school district. Her mother, Coleen Bins, owns Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts. Chief Oshkosh was a Menominee chief and […]

  • Science Snippet: Another Step Taken to Control Cancer

    A giant step toward controlling cancer is emerging because today cancer is seen not as a disease of specific organs, but as a disruption of molecular mechanisms caused by specific gene mutations. In other words, cancer is a genetic disease, and new gene mapping techniques make it is possible to personalize cancer treatment. The National […]

  • Washington Island Butterfly House Welcomes Artist/Intern

    Lake Adventures Uniting Nature & Children With Hospitality, L.A.U.N.C.H., welcomes Ners Neonlumberjack as the Butterfly House intern for the first half of the 2016 summer season. Ners is an artist with painting, sculpture, and art history degrees from Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis. His signature natural object art works may be viewed […]

  • Birth: Hannah Moe

    Hannah Moe, Baileys Harbor, is the parent of a daughter born at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay, on July 14, 2016. Maternal grandparents are Theresa Chaney, Williston, ND, and Jeff Moe, Tioga, ND.

  • Sevastopol Kicks Off Summer School

      Students recently made their way back to the hallways of Sevastopol Schools. The School District of Sevastopol began its summer school program on Monday, July 11. The session lasts for three weeks, running Monday through Thursday until July 28. Nearly 100 students ranging from four-year-old kindergarten through high school had the opportunity to work […]

  • Door County History in Pictures: Hotel Swoboda

    Almost a century of lodging in Sturgeon Bay took place on this corner, beginning in 1868 when the three-story Northwestern House opened to the public. It included a large dance floor on the upper floor, five sample rooms for visiting salesman to show off their wares to potential customers, a barber shop, a harness shop […]

  • Lakeshore CAP Needs Volunteers for Point-In-Time Street Count

    Lakeshore Community Action Program (CAP) is looking for volunteers for the night of July 27 to assist in conducting the semiannual Point-In-Time Street Count in Door County regarding the homeless population. Communities throughout the United States conduct the count twice annually to gather information on homeless individuals who are staying in places such as parks […]

  • Reserve Seats for Aug. 8 Mariner Awards

    The public is invited to join the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club 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. 8 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. […]

  • Help Door County Humane Society Reach New Campaign Goal of $100,000

    Since July 5 the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) has been competing in the national Saving Pets Challenge. This challenge consists of hundreds of animal welfare organizations all competing to see who can raise the most money for their cause in 30 days. DCHS will compete from now until Aug. 4. “Our original goal was […]

  • Grand Opening Planned for Cadence’s New Sturgeon Bay Facility

    Cadence, Inc. recently announced it has completed its move into a new, state-of-the-art, 63,000-square foot facility. The facility is located in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park at 1425 S. Neenah Ave., Sturgeon Bay. A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for July 26. Cadence is a single-source manufacturing partner for medical device, diagnostics, […]

  • DCEDC Offers One-on-One Business Counseling Sessions

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay will offer free, one-on-one business counseling sessions on Aug. 4, 8:30 am – 5 pm, for any new or existing business owners in Door County. Chuck Brys, business counselor for the SBDC, will provide advice on business […]

  • Gaby Cappaert Offers Social Media Services to Door County Businesses

    Gaby Cappaert, full-time social media specialist of Egg Harbor, is offering her services to promote businesses via social media. She will focus on the creation and publishing of relevant, original, high-quality content, manage marketing campaigns and act as a community leader in the Door County area. “I want to generate real results for our area […]

  • Horseshoe Bay’s Ladies Night Out is July 28

    Come mingle, shop and support independent and local business owners with the inaugural Ladies Night Out at Horseshoe Bay Beach Club. Watch the sunset over the bay, shop the night away, and take part in some great giveaways while making new friends. Some of the participants include Citizen Small, Buckley K, Rodan and Fields, Essential […]

  • Lampert Lumber Named to LBM Century Club

    Lampert Lumber of St. Paul, Minn., has been named to LBM Journal magazine’s LBM Century Club, in recognition of the company’s 129 years of service to its community. “We’re honoring lumberyards with a century or more of service to their communities and to our industry,” says LBM Journal Publisher and Editor Rick Schumacher. “For more […]

  • Head to Sturgeon Bay for Annual Sidewalk Sale

    A Sturgeon Bay shopping tradition continues July 28 with super sales and deals at the annual Sail through the Avenues Sidewalk Sale. Head to downtown Sturgeon Bay from 9 am to 5 pm to take advantage of extraordinary deals at a number of premier shops, boutiques and retail outlets. Artisans and craftspeople will line the […]

  • Island Orchard Cider Introduces Ice Cider and Longer Hours

    The tasting room of Island Orchard Cider has new, longer hours: till 9 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Owners Robert and Yannique Purman decided to stay open later so that “residents and visitors can relax with a glass of French-style cider and enjoy the evening on our patio.” Free tastings are offered daily beginning at […]

  • Sevastopol School Board President, VP Recall Moves Forward

    The signatures on the petitions to recall Sevastopol School Board President Sue Todey and Vice President Bill Behme were confirmed on July 18. That means a recall election will be held Aug. 23. Todey, who serves as president of the school board, announced last week that Sevastopol School District Superintendent Linda Underwood tendered her resignation. […]

  • Birch Creek Jazz Ambassadors Perform Outreach Concerts

    Birch Creek’s Jazz Students will perform free “outreach concerts” at the Sister Bay Pavilion, across from Al Johnson’s, on July 27 and Aug. 10 from 3 – 5 pm. The concerts will feature students performing jazz numbers in a big band setup. The bands this summer will be directed by Phil Crews and Gil Wukitsch […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Presents “Romantic Connection”

    Midsummer’s Music Festival wraps up the first part of its season with a concert featuring music from Thomas Dunhill and Robert Schumann. Midsummer’s Romantic Connection program focuses on quintets from the two composers. Dunhill composed the Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 3 in 1898 as the result of a competition for a cash prize. Noted for its extroverted, […]

  • Peninsula Players Host Agatha Christie Scholar

    Peninsula Players Theatre, in conjunction with its production of Agatha Christie’s whodunit The Hollow, will host Christie scholar Christopher Chan on July 23 at 6:30 pm. Tickets to performances are available, admission to the pre-show seminar is free. Chan, a Lawrence University graduate and Agatha Christie website editor, will speak about Christie’s career and her […]

  • “Isaac’s Eye” Completes Its Run July 23

    When two leading scientists of the day meet to discuss differing theories, a battle between two great intellects (with egos to match) results in an entertaining evening of theater that pulses with wit, humor and tension. The fantastically brilliant and fresh new play by Lucas Hnath, one of the hottest young playwrights in the country […]

  • Washington Island Music Festival Celebrates 25 Years

    This year Washington Island Music Festival will celebrate 25 years of beautiful music making. The Music Festival hosts two weeks of events each August, including four chamber music concerts, a children’s concert, an open rehearsal and lecture-discussion at TPAC, as well as three music appreciation presentations at the Red Barn, and the children’s music camp […]

  • Antique Tractor Fair Returns to Century Farm

    Liberty Grove’s Antique Tractor Fair will chug forth again July 23 and 24 at Century Farm south of Ellison Bay on Highway 42. It is the 14th anniversary of the event. More than 50 vintage tractors and related farm implements will be on display and in action from 10 am – 5 pm. Hayrides will be […]

  • The Ridges Offers Stargazing Opportunities

    On July 28 at 7 pm, author and avid amateur astronomer Paul Kinzer will present a short program based on his book, Stargazing Basics: Getting Started in Recreational Astronomy, as part of The Ridges’ Lake Lessons series. Paul will give an indoor introduction to the night sky and the equipment used to see it. Binoculars, […]

  • Schweitzer Presents “Beekeeping for the Bees”

    Brian Schweitzer, Chief Growth Officer of Beepods, Milwaukee, will present “Beekeeping for the Bees” sponsored by the Door County Bee Keepers Club, July 26 at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay, 6:30 pm. Open to the public. Free will donation. According to Beepods, honeybees are responsible for pollinating just more than a […]

  • Family Programs Underway at Crossroads

    Family Programs are underway plus the Door County Bee Keeping Club will be offering a program at Crossroads at Big Creek this week. Trails at the Crossroads Preserve, Big Creek Cove, and the Ida Bay Preserve are free and open to the public. Below are dates and topics for the family programs for the week. […]

  • Cast Glass Jewelry Trunk Show at Edgewood

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a jewelry trunk show for Michael Vincent Michaud July 23-24 from 10 am – 5 pm. Michaud is the son of nationally known jeweler Michael Michaud, whose botanically themed jewelry has also been featured at Edgewood Orchard. Champagne punch and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the weekend. As a […]

  • Native Arts Trunk Show at Chief Oshkosh

    On July 22, Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts in Egg Harbor will host Lac Courte Oreilles member, artist and storyteller Dick Mindykowski. Mindykowski’s art will be exhibited from 10 am to 4 pm, with special storytelling at 2 pm. Mindykowski will feature his artwork (walking sticks, dancing staffs, turtle rattles, shields, dream catchers, etc.) that […]

  • Turtle Ridge Presents Angelrox Clothing

    Turtle Ridge sought out some like-minded designers this year and found kindred spirits in Biddeford, Maine. Angelrox designs and crafts beautiful separates in comfortable sustainable bamboo blends. Designer Roxie Suger embraces every woman with one-size-fits-most and convertible shapes that can be belted, wrapped or layered. Our customers have found the cardigan a favorite in a […]

  • Plein Air Painting Day at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries invites the public to the 10th Annual Plein Air Painting Day at the gallery July 27, 11 am – 2 pm. This event is part of Peninsula School of Art’s annual Door County Plein Air Festival July 24 – 30. Refreshments will be served and visitors are encouraged to stroll the gallery […]

  • DCAL Meeting Features Woodworker Michael Doerr

    Sturgeon Bay woodwork artisan Michael Doerr will be the featured speaker at the July 25 Door County Art League meeting at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay. Doerr started his woodworking career building large wooden sailboats for Master Shipwright Ferdinand Nimphius in Neshkoro, Wis. Three-and-a-half years later he left to start his own […]

  • Linden Gallery Celebrates 20 Years

    Linden Gallery is celebrating 20 years in Ellison Bay with artists who have been exhibiting work and collaborating with Brian and Jeanee though all these years. On July 23 come see the works of different artists and designers. All will be showing work that is exquisite and unique. These artists’ works, which include Bazyli Studio, […]

  • 10th Annual Door County Plein Air Festival

    From July 25 – 30, the 2016 Door County Plein Air Festival, presented by Peninsula School of Art, will provide a full line-up of events for painting enthusiasts of all ages to experience the art of painting outdoors. Thirty-five plein air painters from throughout the U.S. (and one from Italy) will experience the Door County […]

  • Whimsical Figures at Santa Fe Shop

    The work of Justine Ferreri can be seen exclusively at the Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek. Ferreri was born in Irumagawa, Japan. She has lived in North Carolina more than half of her life and considers herself a true-blue North Carolinian who now creates her art in Wilmington. As a young woman she studied […]

  • Artzy Studio Hosts Ceramic Demos

    Starting July 24 – 29, artist Cynthia L. Koshalek will be doing ceramic demonstrations on how to make a chocolate bowl at her Ephraim studio. The demonstrations will take place in the butterfly garden from 1 – 4 pm Thursday – Monday. The second annual demonstration coincides with DC Specialty Food’s Chocolate Fest. “I really […]

  • Lauretta Kelley Featured Artist at DCAL

    In the courtyard at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek, the Gallery of the Door County Art League (DCAL) will feature the work of Lauretta Kelley, artist of the week beginning July 23. Each month the gallery features a prominent guest artist and each week a DCAL member artist is featured. Kelley […]

  • DCA Hosts Pre-show Ukelele Jam

    The Door Community Auditorium will host a ukulele jam/play along from 6 – 7 pm July 31, prior to the Jake Shimabukuro concert. The event is open to all ukulele players. Just bring your uke, your voice and join in on this fun free event. For more information contact Bruce Hake at 920.746.6709.

  • Katie Dahl Takes the Stage at Woodwalk Gallery

    Woodwalk Concert Series is proud to welcome Katie Dahl. Joining Dahl is Rich Higdon on stand up bass, washboard and spoons. Small Forest is the opening act. The depth and power of Dahl’s alto voice, the literate candor of her original songs, and the easy humor of her live performances have earned her the chance […]

  • “Between Wind & Water” Concert Features Three Musicians

    On July 28 at 7 pm Ministry Door County Medical Center will present “Between Wind & Water,” a collection of some of Door County’s finest national touring artists. Musical artists Hans Christian, Dorothy Scott and Julian Hagen will headline the night, offering audience members a full night of folk, jazz, blues, country and alternative music. […]

  • St. Peter’s Hosts Parks, Phillips, and Co.

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville is announcing its 2016 Summer Concert Series. Local favorites Parks, Phillips, and Co. will perform on July 24 at 6:30 pm. The band revives treasured hymns, worship songs, and gospel numbers with their signature Christian country and acoustic style, as well as the dynamic harmonies by father and daughter […]

  • Danny Schmidt Performs at Lost Moth Gallery

    Lost Moth Gallery Concerts presents Danny Schmidt July 23 at 7 pm. Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his acoustic guitar, and his acute commentary, Schmidt’s an authentic timeless troubadour. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Schmidt is considered a preeminent writer, an artist […]

  • DCA Presents Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, groundbreaking pioneers of country rock music, will take the stage at Door Community Auditorium on July 28 at 8 pm. Often cited as a catalyst for launching an entire American roots music movement, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band celebrates 50 years together this year. With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top-10 […]

  • Sister Bay Lions Club Hosts 42nd Antique and Vintage Market

    July 29 and 30 the Door County Antique and Vintage Market comes to Gibraltar School in Fish Creek for its 42nd Annual Sale. Over the years, this sale has become a Door County summer tradition, drawing both locals and tourists. The event has its own tradition of contributing to the community. The Sister Bay Lions […]

  • Q & A with Master Taxidermist Mike Orthober

    Master taxidermist Mike Orthober will be at the Door County Historical Museum on July 23 from 10 am – 4 pm. Mike designed and built the museum’s nature diorama and he will be mounting another bird for inclusion in the diorama and answering questions about the art and science of taxidermy. Orthober, of Egg Harbor, is well known […]

  • Chocolate Fest Returns to DC Specialty Foods

    DC Specialty Foods will celebrate its 2nd annual Chocolate Fest from July 24 – 30. A weeklong enjoyment of all things chocolate. Sample chocolate from many different countries. The event will feature bars from Belize, Ecuador, Madagascar, and the Dominican Republic. Some of the bars contain such ingredients as scorpion peppers, bourbon pecans, bacon, ginger, […]

  • Dancin’ on the Door Hosts Lyrical/Contemporary Dance Workshop

    On Aug. 1 from 5 – 6:30 pm Andria’s Dancin’ On The Door School Of Dance invites you to a lyrical/contemporary dance workshop. The class will be taught by Miss Autumn Dobbeck and Miss Willa Wilde. Miss Dobbeck graduated from Larkin High School in Elgin, Illinois and danced with Larkin Dance Academy all four years […]

  • Björklunden Offers Seminars on Presidential Campaign, “Deep France”

    From July 31 – Aug. 5, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering these seminars: “The Next President” with Terry Moran, “Discovering ‘Deep France’ (La France Profonde)” with Eilene Hoft-March and “Is it Warm in Here? The Intractable Policy Challenges of Climate Change” with David Gerard. Campaign 2016 is the focus of “The Next President”— from the personalities and the politics to […]

  • Jocko Rader’s Senior Scramble is Aug. 4

    Golfers are invited to enter Jocko Rader’s 25th Annual Senior Scramble on Aug. 4 at Idlewild Golf Course in Sturgeon Bay. The scramble is for golfers ages 55 and older; they can enter as an individual or as a team. The team handicap must be at least 52. There will be 26 events on course. […]

  • Bay Ridge: Golf Through the Generations

    Three generations of the Brierton family from Cincinnati, Ohio and Spartanburg, South Carolina enjoyed a round at Bay Ridge Golf Course in Sister Bay. Pictured are Patrick, 7, Mason, 10, Edward, 12, their father, Mike, and grandmother, Peggy.

  • Golf League Results: July 12 – 14, 2016

    ALPINE   Alpine Women’s Golf League (July 12) Event – Toss Out Two Worst Holes: A Flight – Mary Aiken 30; B Flight – Marge Staats 34; C Flight – Gail Anderson, Marge Bricker 36; D Flight – Carolyn Tojek 41. Low Score: A Flight – Mary Aiken 42; B Flight – Marge Staats 47; […]

  • Bestseller List: July 19, 2016

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Girls, by Emma Cline 2. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins 3. Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi 4. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 5. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah   HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2. The Life-Changing Magic of […]