Peninsula Pulse – July 29-Aug. 5, 2016

In this issue

  • Island Music Festival, The Dead Soldiers & More Weekend Plans

    August has arrived, and with it some of the season’s best events. Witness some professional mini golf, take in some dark southern tunes and learn about stained glass artistry.   Friday, Aug. 5 Opening Reception Make your way to Algoma for James May Gallery’s opening reception, featuring mixed media by Donny Gettinger, jewelry/metalsmithing by Emily […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League: July 27, 2016

    Standings As of July 27 PC Junction 33-3 Blue Horse Beach Café 32-4 Husby’s 32-4 Sister Bay Bowl 23-16 Wilson’s 18-18 Nicolet Beach 12-24 Main Street Market 7-29 Camp David 5-25 Team Tomato 0-36   Results July 27 Husby’s 3, Camp David 0 PC Junction 3, Wilson’s 0 Nicolet Beach 1, Sister Bay Bowl 2 […]

  • Tall Ships Arrive Wednesday, Aug. 3

    The flotilla of nine tall ships is expected to arrive in Sturgeon Bay late Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 3, after finishing the Lake Michigan portion of the Tall Ships Challenge Race earlier in the day in Algoma. The parade and overnight stop in Sturgeon Bay is the prelude to the three-day Tall Ships Festival Aug. 5-7 […]

  • Steve Cromell Appointed Sevastopol Interim Superintendent

    The Sevastopol Board of Education is pleased to announce the employment of Steve Cromell as interim superintendent for the Sevastopol School District. Cromell had been the district administrator in Sevastopol from 2007-2012. He has served as an elementary, middle and high school principal, as well as special education director, business manager and transportation director in […]

  • Viking Ship Almost Stalled for Lack of Pilot

    It’s kind of funny if you have time to stop and think about it, but consider this: A historic voyage was planned this year on a Viking longship sailing from Norway all the way to the world’s most inland seaport, Duluth, Minn. The replica Viking ship Draken Harald Hårfagre was scheduled to be part of […]

  • County Authorizes Phase II of EMS Station, Senior Center

    At its July 26 meeting, the Door County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the authorization of phase II of the central ambulance station and human services resource center project. The presentation by Venture Architects and Immel Construction included a preliminary cost estimate and an updated design concept. Both groups spoke toward the environmental concern with […]

  • Frank Lasee’s True Residence Questioned

    Representative Joel Kitchens The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters has announced that it endorses Rep. Joel Kitchens (R- Sturgeon Bay) for re-election to the 1st Assembly District seat. The league cited his “strong support for Wisconsin’s air, water, land and sporting opportunities.” Rep. Kitchens was also the only Republican Assemblyman named to the group’s Honor […]

  • The Great Arc Corridor: National Geographic Interested in Geotourism Collaboration

    A convergence of likeminded geotourism advocates could help put the Niagara Escarpment on the map – literally. Last week and early this week, Jim Dion, sustainable tourism program manager with the National Geographic Society’s maps division, spent time in Dodge, Calumet and Door counties to discuss with various stakeholders the idea of creating a regional […]

  • Municipal Meetings: July 29 – August 4

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at noon on Aug. 2. The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board meets at 4 pm on Aug. 4. County of Door: The Highway Safety Commission meets at 9 am on Aug. 4. Town of Gibraltar: The town board meets at 7 pm on Aug. 3.  […]

  • DNR Seeking Help in Manage Tall Manna Grass Invasive Species

    The Wisconsin DNR is asking for help from property owners in Dane, Jefferson, Waukesha, Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Ozaukee, Washington, Dodge, Door, Calumet, Winnebago, Wood and Oneida counties so that the department can find populations of an aquatic invasive species commonly known as tall manna grass, map the extent of its spread and plan chemical treatments. […]

  • Kitchens, Utesch Speak at 1st Assembly Forum Oct. 12

    Candidates in the 1st Assembly District race have agreed to meet on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Door County. Republican incumbent Joel Kitchens and Democratic challenger Lynn Utesch will appear at the Southern Door High School auditorium, 2073 County DK, Brussels, from 7 to 8:30 […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Hawkmoths and Hornworms

    While Roy Lukes died at the age of 86 on June 26, his nature columns will continue to live on in the Pulse with the help of Roy’s wife, Charlotte, who has agreed to continue providing work from Roy’s extensive archives. For that reason, the column will include both their names. Late July and August […]

  • By the Numbers: The First Global Flight Without Fuel

    On July 26, 2016, the Solar Impulse 2 (SI2) landed in Abu Dhabi, completing the first solar-powered flight around our globe. “This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it’s before all a first in the history of energy,” said Swiss innovator and pilot Bertrand Piccard while exiting the cockpit of SI2. […]

  • Candidate Q&A: Door County District Attorney

    Challenger Colleen Nordin will face incumbent District Attorney Ray Pelrine in the Aug. 9 Republican primary. Nordin is a Sturgeon Bay native with a law firm in Green Bay, M.C.Law Group. Pelrine has served as district attorney since 2004. Colleen Nordin Describe the qualifications and experience that make you the best candidate for the district […]

  • It’s Tournament Time at Red Putter

    It’s tournament time again at The Red Putter Miniature Golf. Players are busy qualifying and practicing for the 15th annual Red Putter Pro Tournament. The top prize is $2,000 – one of the largest for a miniature golf tournament. Pros will come from near and far to compete for the prize money, trophy and, of […]

  • Hey Hey 5k Price Increases Aug. 1

      Registration fees for the second annual Hey Hey 5k in Baileys Harbor go up $5 on Aug. 1. Join the fun for Door County’s best new 5k run Sept. 24 in Baileys Harbor, presented by Door County Brewing Co. Runners get a race shirt, free Hey Hey 5k pint glass and the first fill […]

  • Door County League Baseball: July 24, 2016

    Standings As of July 24 Egg Harbor 10-2 Kolberg 8-2 Sister Bay 8-2 West Jacksonport 6-6 Maplewood 5-7 Institute 4-6 Washington Island 3-8 Baileys Harbor 0-11   Results July 22 West Jacksonport 4, Institute 12 July 24 Kolberg 3, Egg Harbor 2 Sister Bay 8, Washington Island 2 Baileys Harbor 0, Maplewood 17   Schedule […]

  • Another Week, Another Victory for Door County Destroyers

    On July 23, the Door County Destroyers hosted their rival, the Muskego Hitmen, in a MidStates Football League (MSFL) regular season match-up. Muskego had the lead going into halftime by a score of 12-10 and that’s when the Destroyers took over the game and cruised to a 41-12 victory. Standout performers of the day: Quarterback […]

  • 2016 Run the Door Point Standings as of July 28

    The Door County Silent Sports Alliance has been keeping track of Run the Door points and recently shared the standings to date. New for this year, the overall point standings are not separated by gender. The top 25 overall runners and the top five out-of-county runners will receive distinctive pottery awards made by Liz Butler […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Youth Football Meet-and-Greet is Aug. 4

    The 2016 Sturgeon Bay Clippers Youth Football Camp was held July 18-21 at Sturgeon Bay High School. The camp was run by Sturgeon Bay high school and youth coaches. The camp provided instruction in the basics of playing defensive and offensive line, running back, receiver, quarterback, linebacker and defensive back. Individual and large group sessions […]

  • Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, Aug. 1-7

    World Breastfeeding Week is approaching Aug. 1-7. Our local Door County Breastfeeding Support Group is planning a picnic and family event for breastfeeding mothers and their families, in the interest of supporting breastfeeding in our community. A breastfeeding support group meeting will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 10:30 am at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: We Vote For Ray Pelrine

    We come to our friends and neighbors and the Southern Door community by way of this letter to ask for your support at the Tuesday, Aug. 9, Primary Election by voting for incumbent Ray Pelrine for Door County District Attorney. Ray Pelrine comes to the ballot with more than 30 years’ experience as a seasoned […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Laws Do Not Prevent Crime

    In response to the letter to the editor titled “Can We Control Ourselves?” [volume 22, issue 29], I am moved to respond. I have come to the conclusion that “sensible gun laws” and “common sense” gun laws refers to those laws that a person simply likes and is dependent upon an agenda that is not […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Ribbon Cutting Time in Kewaunee County

      On July 29 at 12:30 pm, Governor Scott Walker will be in Kewaunee County and will be a featured speaker at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on behalf of the Kewaunee Harbor Restoration Project groundbreaking event. This project is a timely project that was funded by taxpayer dollars to the amount of $4.2 million. This will […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Vote for Experience in Recall

    I have followed with increasing concern the news and editorials regarding Sevastopol School District’s recall of school board members in the paper. I received a number of phone calls to sign a petition for a recall accusing certain school board members of inappropriate use of public funds. Alarming accusations if true! So, I attended the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Where Are the Black Cops?

      Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri, have given us glaring hindsight of the potentially explosive mix of a predominately white police force within a predominately black neighborhood where some racial tensions are bound to exist. But it doesn’t take much foresight to see this would be the case in many similar circumstances. So, where are […]

  • Science Snippet: The Many Names of the Marmota Monax

      Anyone seen a land-beaver recently? How about a whistle-pig? These are among the names assigned to Marmota monax, known around Door County as a woodchuck or groundhog. These mammals emit a high-pitched whistle as a warning to others, earning them the whistle-pig moniker. The name “woodchuck” is derived from the Algonquian name for these […]

  • Vendor Space Still Available for Cherry Fest

    Showcase your creative talents at this year’s 22nd Annual Cherry Fest in Jacksonport on Saturday, August 6th. Craft booth space is still available. Contact Vicki Bley at 920.823.2316 and leave a message if interested.

  • Manners Matter: What Do I Get my Boss for Her Birthday?

    MANNERS MATTER   Dear Mary Pat,   I work in a small office and am always torn on what to get for my boss for her birthday. She always gets a thoughtful gift for each of us and I would like to reciprocate, but it really isn’t in my budget. Do you think she expects […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: Cygnus, The Northern Cross

    by Tom Minahan Would you like to see a black hole? Well, you can’t and no one can because the strong gravitational field near a black hole prevents even light from escaping out into space. Would you like to see a star that co-orbits a small black hole? You can – with binoculars! It’s a […]

  • Trivia: Lazy Turtles

    Question: According to Guinness World Records, what is the laziest freshwater turtle in the world?   Answer: The Giant Soft-Shelled Turtle (Pelochelys Cantorii), which spends 95 percent of its life motionless in sand on the river bottom and comes to the water surface to breathe just twice each day.

  • Framed: Egg Harbor in Bloom

    Kenley, 2, and Bailey, 4, (granddaughters of Rob and Cathy Edmundson) enjoy the beautiful weather during a visit to Egg Harbor. Submitted.

  • A Year In the Life of Third Avenue Playhouse

    by Robert Boles, Co-Artistic Director With theaters, concert halls, galleries all bursting with activity, the summer and fall is a very busy time for the arts in Door County. So it is for the Third Avenue Playhouse in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay. We hit the ground running on June 30 with our current production of […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: July 29, 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?   “She done broke my stapler!”   “Basically, the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Terrorism, racism and people throwing […]

  • Featured Pet: Fiona

    Fiona is a four-year-old, blond, longhaired Yorkie mix that just wants to have fun. She only weighs 10 pounds and has gorgeous, dark, big eyes that will make everyone who glances her way fall in love with her. This lovely little lady recently came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) because her former family […]

  • Marking History: Wisconsin transplant brings state history to the digital age

    When it came time to distract herself from a bleak future, one Wisconsin transplant decided to turn to the past. In the process, she has brought the state’s rich cultural heritage to the masses through a solo journey that has revealed her own Midwestern roots. California native Melinda Roberts was only in Wisconsin for a […]

  • Golfing with Goofy

    Mike Schellpfeffer, Mickey, Goofy and Tigger get ready to tee off at Bay Ridge Golf Course on July 20. Submitted.

  • Portraying Famous Women of History

    Historical impressionist Jessica Michna is widely known for her impressions of First Ladies, including Abigail Adams, Edith Wilson, Dolley Madison and Eleanor Roosevelt. As of this May, Michna has been portraying historic women for 16 years. When she first began in 2000 she was already working a full-time job, which limited her availability and ability […]

  • The Cheese Insider: The Art of Artisan Cheese

    I will be off to Des Moines, Iowa this week attending the annual American Cheese Society conference. This event takes place in a different city each summer and is attended by more than 1,200 cheese enthusiasts, including cheesemakers, retailers, specialty food companies, and an assortment of other cheese-related industries. It is a fun event because […]

  • Danami Brings Detroit Sound to DC Brewing

    Soul and hip-hop artist Danami started writing music at an early age. He first started writing lyrics in 1997 while he was still in elementary school. He wrote throughout middle school and high school, performing in talent shows in his home city of Detroit, but his professional career began when he moved to the Twin […]

  • Server of the Week: Miranda Roop @ Lautenbach’s Orchard Country

    When she’s not at the orchard working hard at her job, Miranda goes to the beach; in Lake Michigan she’ll bob. She used to compete on the Sturgeon Bay swim team But now she’s in college, and in ROTC.   This will be her junior year at University of Redlands Where she plays ultimate frisbee, […]

  • Questions & Artists: Lawrence Churski

    I first saw Lawrence Churski’s paintings when I was looking at the list and work of the invited artists to this year’s Door County Plein Air Festival. Many of you will notice I have interviewed many of this year’s invited artists, some more than once. As I looked at the work of the artists I […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Markets and the Election Year

    With the Republican nomination of Donald Trump and the Democrats choosing Hillary Clinton at their respective conventions in the past two weeks, including a stronger-than-ever push from the Libertarian Gary Johnson, the true presidential election is underway. Political ideology aside, history shows that the rise and fall of the stock market ties itself pretty closely […]

  • Charlie Henriksen Provides A Fisherman’s Perspective at Next Climate Change Coalition Meeting

    “Real Time Effects of Environmental and Climate Change — A Fisherman’s Perspective” will be the topic at the next Climate Change Coalition of Door County program. On Aug. 3 at 7 pm, Charlie Henriksen, a professional fisherman with 40 years of Lake Michigan fishing experience, will discuss weather changes and their effects, invasive species and […]

  • Obituary: Roger Charles Charney

    Roger Charles Charney passed away on July 22, 2016. He was born October 27, 1930 to Dewey and Ethel (Witalison) Charney in Ellison Bay, WI. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce (Martin) of 65 years, Sister Bay, beloved children, Michael (Cheryl), Joliet, IL, Debbie (Dewil) Alday, Phoenix, AZ, Terry (Robin), Green Bay, Kim […]

  • Obituary: Michelle P. Maisonneuve

    Michelle P. Maisonneuve, 53, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay on July 19, 2016.  She was born February 22, 1963, to Donald and Arlene (Corbisier) DeGuelle.  On December 5, 1981, she married John D. Maisonneuve in Namur. Michelle worked at Emerson Electric for a number of years, and most recently worked […]

  • Obituary: Margaret McMullan ‘Mickey’ Quinlan

    Margaret Mary McMullan “Mickey” Quinlan, 95, passed away July 19, 2016. Mickey was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 23, 1920 and resided there while raising her 11 children with Albert F. Quinlan. They began spending summers in Door County in 1950 at the recommendation of the Danis family. The Quinlans soon built a […]

  • Obituary: James Fredrick Charles

    James Fredrick Charles, 77, of the Town of Nasewaupee, Sturgeon Bay, passed Saturday morning, July 16, 2016 at his home with family at his side. He was born December 18, 1938, the son of Bradford and Dorothy (Lavassor) Charles. Jim was united in marriage to Carol Lynn Kurowski. He owned and operated his own roofing […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy Marie Greninger

    Dorothy Marie Greninger, age 87, passed away Thursday, July 14, 2016, at her residence. She was born in Racine, June 11, 1929, daughter of the late Frank and Luella (nee Rolfs) Lange and had been a lifelong resident moving recently to Sturgeon Bay to be close to her son. Dorothy graduated from St. Catherine’s High […]

  • Obituary: Duane N. Dickinson

    Duane N. Dickinson died on July 13, 2016 at his home in Ephraim. Duane was the beloved husband of Franne Dickinson for 65 years. Loving father of Jeffrey Dickinson (Kathleen) Milwaukee, Wis., Jane Lee, Ellison Bay, and Kent Dickinson (Kine) Atlanta, Ga. Grandfather of Jennifer Lee Davis (Christopher) Ellison Bay, and Alix and Erik Dickinson, […]

  • Marriage: Taylor Schultz and Anna Hood

    Taylor Schultz and Anna Hood of Vista, Calif., were united in marriage Feb. 19, 2016 in Oceanside, Calif., and celebrated with a second reception on May 28 at Fish Creek Campground. The groom is the son of Scott and Kathy Schultz, Fish Creek. He is a graduate of Gibraltar High School and Rochester Institute of […]

  • Birth: Jhonnesha Rice and Sam Stanciel

    Jhonnesha Rice and Sam Stanciel, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on July 19, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Door County History in Pictures: Schram Hall, Baileys Harbor

    The building originally known as Schram Hall in Baileys Harbor celebrated its centenary in September 2008, although in 2008 and now it is two separate businesses – Harbor Fish Market & Grille and Custard’s Last Stan. The building was erected in 1908 by August Schram, who operated a tavern and dance hall. August died from […]

  • Celebrate Camp Meenahga at Peninsula State Park

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of Camp Meenahga (1916-1948). To celebrate this historic camp, visit Eagle Terrace at Peninsula State Park on Aug. 2-3, 10 am – 1 pm. Look for the white and blue tent. At this event, learn about the camp, see Meenahga’s 1932 Woody Station Wagon, greet camp […]

  • Door County Antique and Vintage Market Returns to Gibraltar School July 28-30

    The Door County Antique and Vintage Market comes to Gibraltar School in Fish Creek for its 42nd Annual Sale on July 28-30. 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 Club […]

  • Upcoming Blood Drives at Baileys Harbor Town Hall and Northern Door YMCA

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients throughout the summer. Upcoming blood drives will be held July 30, 9 am – 2 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall at 2392 County F; and Aug. 10, 12-5pm, at the Door County YMCA at […]

  • Door County Yoga to Host Group for Mothers, Starts Aug. 4

    Starting Aug. 4, Door County Yoga on 143 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, will host a group for mothers of children who are newborns to 5 years old. The group will meet 11 am to 12:30 pm, and coffee and light refreshments will be provided. There will be a donation jar with a $3 suggested donation […]

  • Noon Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay Holds Picnic Meeting at Sawyer Park

    The Noon Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay’s meeting for Aug. 4 will be at a special place, the Rotary Pavilion at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay, still starting promptly at noon. All Rotarians, regardless of club, and their guests are invited to this burger and brat picnic being served by the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary […]

  • Brussels Church Holds Festival to Honor Saint Mary the Virgin

    The historic Episcopal Church of the Precious Blood will continue a tradition of more than 80 years in celebrating the annual festival honoring Saint Mary the Virgin on Aug. 6. High Mass begins at 11 am. The Rt. Rev. Matthew Gunter, Bishop of Fond du Lac, will preach. A Belgian-themed meal follows as well as […]

  • Bring Memories of Roy Lukes to The Ridges’ Annual Gathering

    The Ridges Sanctuary will celebrate the life and legacy of Roy Lukes at its annual meeting Aug. 6. Attendees of this year’s meeting are asked to bring stories about the late Roy Lukes, as they will have a tribute to his time spent at The Ridges. The meeting takes place Aug. 6 at 4 pm […]

  • Women’s Fund of Door County Now Accepting Applications for Sustainability Grants

    The Women’s Fund of Door County announces the opening of its Sustainability Fall Grant cycle. Through its grants to charitable agencies, it seeks to enable women and girls reach their full potential. Sustainability Grant applications may be obtained from Application deadline is Sept. 12, 2016.  

  • Ephraim Men’s Club Holds Pancake Breakfast for Scholarship Funds

    Eight graduates of Gibraltar High School have won college scholarships from the Ephraim Men’s Club. The club’s annual breakfast to raise scholarship money for Northern Door students is Aug. 6. It runs from 7:30 to 11 am at the old Ephraim Village Hall, 9996 Water St. Tickets are $10 adults, $6 children. Diners can win […]

  • Rev. Scott Stoner Visits Church of the Atonement on Aug. 10

    The Rev. Scott Stoner, a priest, psychotherapist and spiritual director, will speak at 7 pm on Aug. 10 at Church of the Atonement in Fish Creek. His topic is “Biblical Views of Healing, Wholeness and Wellness.” “Healing is central to the ministry of Jesus, and yet is either misunderstood or rarely talked about in the […]

  • Fourth Session of Therapy Dog Training is Scheduled for Fall

    In 2015, the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) launched its pilot Therapy Dog Training Program, and it was such a success there will be a fourth session of Therapy Dog classes this fall. This program consists of three classes to prepare owners and their canine friends for the Therapy Dog Certification Test. Ron Maloney of […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Reunion for Men Who Graduated in ’66 or Earlier

    Sturgeon Bay High School 2016 Men’s Half Century Club Reunion will be held Aug. 17 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Social hour begins at 11:30 am and lunch is at 12:30 pm. This 46th annual reunion is open to all men who graduated/attended Sturgeon Bay High School 50 or more years ago. Invitations are […]

  • Tips for Staying Safe in High Temperatures

    The Door County Public Health Department recently released some tips for staying safe in high temperatures. Here are the tips: never leave children or pets in a parked vehicle; drink plenty of fluids; be cautious of garden hoses – water sitting in a hose in the sun can reach up to 190 degrees; do not […]

  • Sturgeon Bay School Registration is Aug. 4 & 9

    Sturgeon Bay school registration takes place Thursday, Aug. 4, and Tuesday, Aug. 9, from noon to 7 pm. All public school students regardless of grade level should register in the Sturgeon Bay High School Commons on these dates. Completion of registration materials and payment of fees will be taken care of at that time. Those […]

  • Cellcom Job Fair at Door County Job Center

    Cellcom, a leading wireless telecommunications company in Wisconsin, is looking to hire high-energy retail sales consultants for their Sturgeon Bay store. If you love technology and have great sales and service skills, join their job fair at the Door County Job Center on Aug. 17, 10 am – 2 pm. For more information visit

  • UWGB Seeks Businesses for Fall Job & Internship Fair

    The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (UWGB) is holding the 2016 Fall Job & Internship Fair, and is looking for businesses to take part. Promote your full-time and career-related internship positions to our students and alumni by participating in the 2016 Fall Job & Internship Fair at UWGB. The fair will be held Sept. […]

  • Cadence, Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening of Sturgeon Bay Facility

    Cadence, Inc. announced unaudited results for the first six months of 2016 including a five percent increase in revenue compared to 2015 to $45.3 million. Earnings per share declined four percent over prior year to $1.52 per share. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was flat at $7.4 million. “Q2 of 2016 was […]

  • James May Gallery Announces Artists in August Exhibit

    James May Gallery of Algoma presents their August exhibition, curated by Kara Slamka, at Algoma’s Friday Night Art Walk and their opening reception on Aug. 5, 5:30-8 pm. Artists in the exhibit are:  Donny Gettinger, mixed media artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota; Emily Rogstad, jeweler/metalsmith from Asheville, North Carolina; Elysia Michaelsen, mixed media/installation artist from Egg Harbor; Ashely Peifer, […]

  • Door County Fair 2016 Grandstand Events and Live Music

    DOOR COUNTY FAIR Aug. 3 – 7, 2016 John Miles Fair Park, 812 North 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay   Grandstand Events Thursday, Aug. 4: Lena Mini and Modified Tractor Pullers, 6:30 pm Friday, Aug. 5: Tractor Pulls with Schnell Aggravator, 6:30 pm Saturday, Aug. 6: AMA Dirt Track Motorcycle Races, 7 pm Sunday, Aug. 7: […]

  • Maritime on Madison Street Festival Aug. 13

    Calling all pirates, scallywags and landlubbers! Shine up your boots, put on your eye patch and sail down to Maritime on Madison street festival, Aug.13, 11 am – 5 pm. Stroll the decks along Madison Avenue from Maple to Oak Streets, jigging and swinging to music by Whiskey Ditch and Glas Hamr. Test your luck […]

  • Crossroads Family Programs for Aug. 1 – 3

    In August, Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay continues to nurture learners of all ages by offering free family programs at 10 am, Mondays through Thursdays. Summer educator Joan Wilkie and naturalist Joel Kaminski will share the teaching responsibilities. Below are dates and topics for the family programs for the week. On Aug. 1, […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week Begins July 30

    The City of Sturgeon Bay will once again honor its rich maritime heritage with a diverse collection of entertaining and fun-filled events taking place July 30 to Aug. 13. Officially titled “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard,” the celebration includes many long-standing annual waterfront events and activities. In addition to […]

  • County Authorizes Phase II of EMS Station, Senior Center

    At its July 26 meeting, the Door County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the authorization of phase II of the central ambulance station and human services resource center project. The presentation by Venture Architects and Immel Construction included a preliminary cost estimate and an updated design concept. Both groups spoke toward the environmental concern with […]

  • Bren Sibilsky Juried into NYC Show

    Algoma sculptor Bren Sibilsky was juried into the upcoming national show Salmagundi Non-Members’ Painting and Sculpture Juried Exhibition. Founded in 1871, the Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious art organizations in the United States. Housed in a historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, the Club offers programs including […]

  • Pastel Artists Featured at Art League Gallery

    The Gallery of the Door County Art League (DCAL) welcomes guest artist Karen DeNoto in August and features Dianne Saron as artist of the week beginning July 31. DeNoto is an award-winning oil and pastel artist with a love of plein air painting. She is passionate about maritime and water subject matter. She is a […]

  • Egg Harbor Galleries Bring Back Art Crawl

    The second annual Progressive Art Crawl, featuring four women’s fine art galleries in Egg Harbor, is happening Aug. 4, 4-8 pm. Artists/galleries on the crawl are Angela Lensch (Angela Lensch Gallery), Ginnie Cappaert (Cappaert Contemporary Gallery), Jeanne Kuhns (Lost Moth Gallery) and Renee’ Schwaller (Off the Wheel Pottery). The Progressive Art Crawl will offer a […]

  • New Miller Exhibit Celebrates National Parks

    The Miller Art Museum will open a new exhibit, Paint the Parks, a national traveling exhibition curated by the Coutts Museum of Art in Eldorado, Kansas, on July 30. A reception will be held that same day from 5 to 6:30 pm for the public to explore the works by nearly 50 artists from across […]

  • Workshops Offered at White Barn Gallery

    Donna Brown’s White Barn Gallery has been newly rearranged to accommodate small workshops. Brown loves sharing her expertise and is offering classes that will provide individual attention and stimulate creativity. Brown has been a respected artist in Door County since 1994. She has a reputation for innovation, continually adding new media and processes to her […]

  • Emmett Johns Shows Work at Settlement Shops Art Fair

    The Settlement Shops Art Fair will be held July 30 from 10 am to 5 pm. Local and regional artists will set up their latest creations along the path that encircles the Settlement Shops at 9106 Highway 42, located one mile south of downtown Fish Creek. This is the Settlement’s 14th annual art fair. This […]

  • The Natural Beauty of Root and Wood

    The Linden Gallery will host a unique exhibition of Chinese figurative root and woodcarvings from July 25 through the end of August. These hardwood treasures were carved by some of southern China’s leading artists and range in size from ten inches tall to more than seven feet in height. The carvings play off the natural […]

  • Fine Line Announces Final Exhibit of Season

    A collection of new artists and longtime favorites come together for Fine Line Designs Gallery’s final exhibit of the 2016 season. Exhibit IV, which features the work of oil painter Lori Beringer, woodworker Dave Turner, oil painter Hal Koenig and mixed media artist David Sear, kicks off on Aug. 4 with an artist reception from […]

  • Artists of the World

    An artist travels by packing a bag and their job. The world can supply inspiration and subject matter. This allows art to translate living experience of different lands and cultures into visual expressions. Cooking smells outside of a café. The sea breeze in a fishing harbor. A famous citizen walking along a pathway in winter […]

  • Summer Trunk Show Series Continues

    What do Patricia Shoppe of Egg Harbor and Louis Vuitton of France have in common? They both picked Rach B Jewelry as a distinct collection to feature. Chicago jewelry designer Rachel (Bommer) Price is in a recent book, Louis Vuitton’s City Guide to Chicago, but has been a favorite of Erin Bosman’s (owner at Patricia […]

  • Art Lovers in for a Treat at TAP Fundraiser

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) presents its annual Gala Fundraising event, “Celebrate TAP!” on Aug. 15 at the Door County Fire Co., 38 South Third Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The event takes place from 6 to 9 pm with an hors d’oeuvres buffet followed by a live art auction, raffle and entertainment from company members. “Celebrate […]

  • Plum Bottom Welcomes Daithi to Gallery

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery is excited to welcome Daithi to their family of artists. Based in Madison, Daithi’s work is vibrant and truly one-of-a-kind. Layers of paint and resin give his work depth and detail, each hiding a story for you to discover. The collection includes many larger standalone paintings but also smaller works […]

  • New Dala Horses at Frykman Studio Gallery

    For his recently completed collection of handmade wooden horses, carver David Frykman has reached way back to the traditions of his forbears in central Sweden for inspiration. For centuries farm people in this area have passed long winter nights carving pine horses, most likely first as toys for their children but eventually as items of […]

  • Eclectic Photography Collection at TAP

    Award-winning fine art photographer Jim Rossol will exhibit an eclectic mix of images through Sept. 3 in the Lobby Gallery at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. Retiring early after a successful sales and marketing career, Rossol feels lucky to have had the time over the last 13 years to pursue one of his lifelong […]

  • McDowell Favors Bold Shapes and Shadows

    The Hillside Inn of Ephraim is excited to welcome Dorothy McDowell as its showcased artist for August. McDowell’s original plein air paintings will be displayed in the first floor lobby area of the recently reopened historic inn. McDowell looks for bold shapes and shadows in the landscape to create strong compositions. Architecture, boats and geometric […]

  • “Guys and Does” Returns with Original Cast

    In only six weeks, the hunt for the wily whitetail is on. Northern Sky Theater is bringing back the hit musical comedy that promises “more bang for the buck.” Guys & Does, by Frederick Heide, Lee Becker and Paul Libman, broke box office records and earned rave reviews during its premiere run with 54-straight sold […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival Celebrates 64th Season

    When the 64th season of the Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) opens Aug. 2, audiences will be treated to some new and exciting concerts.

  • “Grace and Glorie” Opens July 29

    Lola DeVillers and Keri Grimsley star in Rogue Theater’s production of Grace and Glorie, a play set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Grace, a feisty 90-year-old cancer patient, played by DeVillers, has checked herself out of the hospital and returned to her beloved homestead cottage to die alone. Her volunteer hospice worker, Glorie, […]

  • Peg Egan Presents the Jackie Allen Quartet

    The Jackie Allen Quartet will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center’s Sunset Concert Series on July 31. This concert series, free to the public, takes place at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center on Church Street at 7 pm. Born in Milwaukee, Allen grew up in McFarland, a suburb of Madison. […]

  • Bruce Molsky Performs at FiddleFest

    American fiddler Bruce Molsky will appear in concert at the fifth annual Door County Nordic FiddleFest on Aug. 12 at Björklunden, just south of Baileys Harbor. The concert begins at 7 pm. Molsky joins Vidar Skrede of Norway in an evening that will explore commonalities between American roots music and the Nordic fiddle tradition. Molsky […]

  • Fishstock Hosts Mal-O-Dua

    Mal-O-Dua draws from French swing, Hawaiian slack key, and Parisian waltz to produce a sound you won’t hear anywhere else this summer.

  • Ukelele Wizard to Perform at DCA

    Ukulele wizard Jake Shimabukuro will take the stage at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on July 31 at 8 pm. In his young career, Shimabukuro has already been declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and played in front of the Queen of England. His live concerts are […]

  • Krista Detor Performs at Woodwalk Gallery

    Krista Detor will take the stage as part of the Woodwalk Concert Series on July 29 at 7 pm. Detor always fills the Woodwalk Gallery barn with musical magic. She is an inspired and brilliant performer, vocalist and pianist, touching hearts with her earthy, husky voice and incredible lyrics. Detor’s solo albums have reached national […]

  • Door County Fire Company Hosts Ruby James

    For the past few years, Ruby James has been rocking dance halls all across the nation as half of the duo fronting the wildly popular R&B/new vintage ensemble WiFEE and THE HUZz BAND. Prior to WiFEE, James, an established singer-songwriter in her own right, toured the country in support of four solo albums she generated […]

  • Björklunden Offers Seminars on Truman and Putin’s Russia

    From Aug. 7-12, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering these seminars: “Harry S. Truman: An American Life” with Tim Crain and “Putin’s Russia: Culture and Politics” with Peter Thomas. Harry S. Truman is considered one of the greatest presidents in all of U.S. history. Yet while in office he also had the lowest presidential approval rating […]

  • Belgian Pie-making at Heritage Village

    On July 30, the Door County Historical Society will celebrate the county’s Belgian heritage at the Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay with Belgian pies and recollections from the Peshtigo Fire. The first thing that comes to mind when you think “Belgian” is a delicious Belgian pie. Traditionally, the pies are served during […]

  • New League Starting at Alpine

    The JR Shamble League will begin at Alpine Golf Course in Egg Harbor on Aug. 18. The league takes place on Thursdays at 4:30 pm. A “shamble” is a type of golf league format in which a team of golfers selects the one best drive among them after teeing off, then all three play their […]

  • Golf League Results: July 19 – 21

    ALPINE   Alpine Women’s Golf League (July 19) Event – Odd Hole Score: A Flight – Mary Aiken 20; B Flight – Shraon DuJardin 28; C Flight – Sharon Bergseth 31; D Flight – Joan Balistreri 32. Low Score: A Flight – Mary Aiken 40; B Flight – Kathy Triolo 52; C Flight – Gail […]

  • The Bestseller List: July 26, 2016

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins 3. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman 4.Our Souls at Night, by Kent Haruf 5. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. H Is for […]

  • Readers Rampant Releases 2016-17 Book List

    The Readers Rampant Book Club, held monthly at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, recently released their book list for 2016-17. Meeting dates and books are: Aug. 9 – Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland; Sept. 13 – The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown; Oct. 11 – A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne […]