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Peninsula Pulse – July 8-15, 2016

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  • Fly-In Fish Boil, “Hate Mail” & More Weekend Plans

    Whether you enjoy eating tasty treats, listening to talented musicians, or biking Door County’s back roads, there’s something for you to do this weekend. Check out model trains, amazing artwork or the monarch butterfly nursery to see the kinds of unique opportunities Door County has to offer. Friday, July 15 Symphony Concert Take in performances […]

  • Commentary: Door County’s Parking Problem

      For decades American city centers, village squares and developments have been designed not around people, but cars. Every development or infrastructure project is constrained by a single question – where will people park? It is now ingrained in nearly every redevelopment discussion we have, even in the tiny villages and towns of northern Door […]

  • Municipal Meetings: July 8 – 15

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on July 12. Town of Brussels: The town board meets at 7 pm on July 12. Town of Clay Banks: The town board meets at 6 pm on July 14. Town of Egg Harbor: The Plan Commission meets at 6 […]

  • Meet Democratic Congressional Candidate Tom Nelson

    The Door County Democratic Party (DCDP) invites you to meet and greet Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson during his first visit to Door County in his campaign to take the Congressional seat currently held by retiring Republican Reid Ribble. This is the DCDP’s traditional potluck to meet old acquaintances, find new friends, share favorite dishes […]

  • Disabled Hunter Participation Deadline

    Eligible hunters with an interest in participating in the 2016 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities are encouraged to contact a land sponsor and sign up for a hunt before the Sept. 1 hunter participation deadline. As of the June 1 sponsor application deadline, 75 landowners have enrolled nearly 77,000 acres of land across […]

  • Door Peninsula Astronomical Society Wants to Help You Find the Dolphin Constellation

      At the observatory viewing nights we’re frequently asked the question: “Is viewing better in the winter or in the summer?” While the sky gets dark earlier in the winter, which is convenient, and a cold crisp night can be exceptionally clear, few things can beat the wonder and awe a clear summer night can […]

  • Failed Public Notice Stirs Sister Bay

    The Village of Sister Bay is reinforcing the way it notices public hearings after mailed notices about a public hearing for a new development did not make it to mailboxes. Residents appeared at the June 28 Plan Commission meeting to voice concerns over a project on what is commonly known as the Schaffer property on […]

  • New Ranger for the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    Photos and article by Tim Sweet This summer the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge (GBNWR) has a new guardian watching over its collection of Lake Michigan islands. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has shown its commitment to these special places by hiring Ranger Dustan Hoffman. “As a park ranger with the USFWS my […]

  • Hlinak Named Volunteer Fire Chief of 2016

    At its recent 88th annual conference in Green Bay, the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association named Greg Hlinak of the Kewaunee Fire Department the volunteer fire chief of 2016. A selection committee comprised of career, volunteer and retired fire chiefs evaluated applications and scores were given in the areas of leadership, innovation, professional development, integrity, […]

  • Gibraltar Fire Department Adds Portable Pumps for Chambers Island

    Four portable pumps have been commissioned for firefighting on the 2,800-acre Chambers Island. With about 50 seasonal homes on the island seven miles off the shore of Fish Creek, Chambers Island is under the municipal oversight of the Town of Gibraltar. Last July 9, a cabin burned to the ground on the island. “Right now […]

  • By the Numbers: National Park Service

    The National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th year this summer. The service was officially created by an act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on Aug. 25, 1916.   .02 Number of acres at the smallest park in the system, Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial, Philadelphia, Penn.   57 The number of national parks that had […]

  • Walker to Speak at GOP National Convention

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker is bucking a trend among Republican elected officials nationwide in agreeing to speak at the GOP national convention later this month, saying a vote for anyone other than presumptive party presidential nominee Donald Trump is a “de facto vote” for Hillary Clinton. In agreeing to speak at the Republican National […]

  • Peninsula Golf Course Answers to Golfers, Park Lovers and DNR

    In our April 22 Sustainability Issue, we examined how golf course superintendents are becoming more conscious of the impact their practices have on groundwater and the environment. No course is under greater restrictions than Peninsula State Park Golf Course, which is managed under the rules of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Peninsula State […]

  • New President of Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association

    Door County Register of Deeds Carey Petersilka is the new president of the Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association (WRDA). Petersilka will serve a one-year term and is the first Register of Deeds from Door County to serve in this role. As president, she represents the 72-member organization and makes sure all the provisions of the […]

  • Algoma Marina Fire Started Inside Boat

    While the exact cause has yet to be determined, Algoma Fire Department Chief Thomas Ackerman Jr. said investigation into the June 23 fire that burned six boats at the Algoma Marina has determined that the fire began inside one of the boats. Ackerman said while there is speculation about the cause, his department’s final report […]

  • Brazilian Soccer Comes to Door County

    The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are fast approaching, set to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 5-21. Rio 2016 will feature 28 Olympic sports. Among them, men’s and women’s soccer is sure to be a fan favorite and will help promote national pride from several countries that look to compete for Olympic gold. […]

  • Science Snippet: Carrying Capacity

    Many distinguished scientists believe that overpopulation is a contributing factor in pushing the planet over the edge to disaster, and biologists argue that nature exerts its own ways to limit overpopulation. “Too many people, not enough land,” says Sir David Attenborough, a famous British naturalist, film-maker and broadcaster. “Either we limit our population growth or […]

  • Roy Lukes: Poison Ivy

    Editor’s note: 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. An interesting […]

  • Ministry to Partner with Hospital Sisters Health System

    With the July 7 announcement that Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) will end its relationship with Ascension Health, President/CEO Gerald Worrick said the first question he has gotten about the change is what will the new name be? While that has yet to be determined (Worrick thinks it might just be Door County Medical […]

  • Eye on the Night Sky: Surprising Sights at Viewing Nights

    Outreach activities sometimes have their surprises. One such happened to me a few years ago when I had a brief outdoor astronomy presentation and then a telescope viewing at a neighbor’s place. Here’s what I wrote afterwards:   Beth and John, wonderfully full of life and laughter, own and rent cottages, a resort started by […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Please Support FOPPI

      As chair of the Friends of the Grand Traverse Islands (FOGTI), it may seem strange for me to be asking you to financially support the Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands (FOPPI) when we have our own financial needs, but that is exactly what I am going to do. Why? I’m a Door County […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Pagel Promises Obstruction

    Claiming that significant “momentum” is underway by farmers in Kewaunee County and defining that as the “right direction” to be finding a balance between clean water, public health and industrial dairy financial profit, while addressing known groundwater pollution in Kewaunee County, John Pagel, the county’s largest liquid manure producer and chair of the Kewaunee County […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Save Resources for Future Generations

    My wife, Lynnann, and I are both retired professionals who have recently chosen to move our place of residence to Door County. We believe that Door County is our heaven on earth. We also hope it can be that same special place for our children. We were thrilled to see the article in the recent […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Kudos for Signing Ceres Climate Declaration

    Congratulations to the many Door County businesses that have signed the Ceres Climate Declaration [volume 22, issue 26]. While state and federal governments stonewall and protest loudly that going green will hurt the economy, businesses in Door County and across the nation are quietly proving that this is not true. These businesses are looking ahead, […]

  • Obituary: Bonnie Lee Baldwin

    Bonnie Lee Baldwin, 67, of Forestville, Door County, formerly of Green Bay, passed away Sunday, July 3 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 27, 1948 in Green Bay, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Blanche (Goffard) Pratsch. Following her graduation from Green Bay West High School, Bonnie received […]

  • Obituary: Corrine Marie (Gasper) Stahl

    Corrine Marie (Gasper) Stahl, ” Tina”, age 69, died at Whispering Pines in Sturgeon Bay, on July 2, 2016. She was born October 26, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay, WI to Norman T. and Frances ( Fairchild) Gasper. She is survived by her children Laura (Tom) Anschutz their children Brynn, Kayla, and Ian. Jon (Sheri) Stahl […]

  • Obituary: Jeanne Tassoul

    Jeanne Tassoul, 80, of Brussels, died July 2, 2016 at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay.  She was born Feb. 29, 1936 in the Town of Union to Albert and Rose (Draize) Lampereur.  On July 10, 1954 she married Robert F. Tassoul in Namur.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1994. Jeanne and her husband farmed in […]

  • Obituary: Cheryl ‘Mammer’ Jane Lackie

    The strongest woman we have ever known Cheryl J. Lackie, better known in later years as Mammer, passed away early Friday morning, July 1, 2016 at her home in Sturgeon Bay, WI. It was a difficult path she walked but Cheryl showed great strength and a positive, loving attitude throughout. She was diagnosed nearly nine […]

  • Lindens Are Back in Door County, Holding Discussion at Sister Bay Library

    Door County residents Brian and Jeanee Linden have been off-and-on residents in China since 1984. Their passion for Asia’s culture inspired them to open the Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay in 1996 and venture into China’s Himalayas to start a chain of boutique hotels and cultural centers in 2005. Their China projects have garnered international […]

  • Gibraltar Talks Programs Focuses on Fish Creek Tragedy, Sinking of the Hackley

    Come to the Gibraltar Talks program on July 14 at Fish Creek’s Old Town Hall to hear the story of the sinking of the Hackley. The wonderful storyteller, Mr. Dickson, will set the mood for the story. Mike Burda, one of the three divers from the 1981 salvage attempt, will bring first-hand answers to many […]

  • Unity Hospice to Benefit from Ephraim Moravian Concert

    Beth Chafey-Hon and Maryellen Pung will present a concert at Ephraim Moravian Church on Sunday, July 10, at 2 pm. The program includes classics from Beethoven, Brahms, Bach, Franck, as well as original piece from Beth Chafey-Hon. Chafey-Hon is a local Door County violinist who has been playing professionally for many years—she recently returned to finish […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League: July 6 Results

    Standings As of July 6 Blue Horse Beach Café 21-3 Husby’s 21-3 PC Junction 21-3 Sister Bay Bowl 15-9 Wilson’s 12-12 Nicolet Beach 8-16 Camp David 5-16 Main Street Market 5-19 Team Tomato 0-24   Results July 6 PC Junction 2, Blue Horse 1 Wilson’s 3, Camp David 0 Husby’s 3, Nicolet 0 Camp David […]

  • Missionary to Speak at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

    Doris Puckett-­Martin, long­time missionary to the Totonac Indians of Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains, will be the guest speaker Thursday evening, July 14, 7 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 18th & Michigan, Sturgeon Bay. A reception in her honor will be held at 6 pm. The program is open to all. A free­will offering […]

  • Triathlon Seeks Course Volunteers for Half Iron July 17

    Do you want to be a part of the event that raises more than $100,000 for the Door County YMCA and Door County Parks Department? The Door County Triathlon is still looking for a few more volunteers to serve at intersections of the bike and run portions of the course on July 17. There are […]

  • Door County League Baseball: July 3 Results

    Standings As of July 3 Egg Harbor 8-1 Sister Bay 6-2 Kolberg 6-2 West Jacksonport 6-3 Maplewood 3-6 Institute 2-5 Washington Island 2-6 Baileys Harbor 0-8   Results July 3 Egg Harbor 4, Sister Bay 1 Institute 2, Maplewood 6 Kolberg 2, Washington Island 1 Baileys Harbor 1, West Jacksonport 16   Schedule All games […]

  • No Injuries at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport Crash

    A small plane had a bad landing at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport on Wednesday, July 6, just as the Pulse was about to go to press. It appeared the landing gear failed. Other than the fact that no one was injured in the crash, few details were forthcoming at press time. Photo by Jim Lundstrom. Related Articles […]

  • Obituary: Jane Olson

    Jane Olson, of Ephraim, WI, passed away on June 30, 2016 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay with her family by her side. Services will be held July 7, 2016 at Ephraim Moravian Church at 10:00 am with fellowship following. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the following: Ephraim Moravian Church, Door […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: July 8, 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?   “The only way I know the day is by looking at my pill box.”   “Camping is a lot more fun […]

  • Framed: Water Park Adventures

    Dempsey, Landon and Wyatt enjoyed a day of sunshine and waterslides at Harbour Village Campground and Water Park in Carlsville. Photo by Mary Zielke.

  • Manners Matter: Reckless Driving Makes for Dangerous Conditions

    Dear Mary Pat,   I live in a condominium development that is particularly busy during holiday weekends. We have a lot of renters and second homeowners who come up on weekends, which makes for a lot of traffic in our otherwise relatively quiet neighborhood. With the Fourth of July weekend, it was exceptionally busy. My […]

  • Pet Talk: How Can I Entice My Cat to Eat?

      Q: We have a cat that’s around 17-18 years of age, and he has lost about half his weight and has no energy. About the only thing he eats is sour cream and very little soft canned food. Any suggestions you may have of things he might like to eat would be greatly appreciated. […]

  • WINE:30 – The Box Wine Revolution

    Box wine was invented in Australia in the 1960s by a research sponsored by Penfolds in order to sell its entry-level wines at a less expensive price. The research produced wine in a plastic bag within a box. This product keeps air from getting to the wine even as wine is released, keeping the product […]

  • Trivia: Flying High

    Question: What is the largest flying animal in the world today? Answer: Andean Condor

  • Server of the Week: Rocky Marciano @ Chef’s Hat

    Meet the man who poured the very first beer that ended Ephraim’s dry run of 163 years. He’s friendly and funny – the perfect server and host, It’s Chef’s Hat’s very own Rocky Marciano!

  • Cheers!: How Tangerines Helped Deflect a Tent Full of Winey Poets

    At a recent beer brunch to kick off an afternoon beer festival, my brain was shanghaied by an incredible imperial stout brewed with Mexican spices, which I will get to in another column. But it was because of that amazing beer that I sort of glossed over the opener in the barrage of brunch beers, […]

  • Local Doctors Inspire Northern Sky’s “Doctor! Doctor!”

    Milwaukee director and performer Matt Zembrowski returns to Northern Sky this season not as an actor (he performed in the 2009 production of Sunsets and S’mores for American Folklore Theatre) but as the playwright, composer, and lyricist of this season’s new show, Doctor! Doctor! Set during the summer of 1938 in the fictional Door County […]

  • Pro Golf Tips: Time to Chip

    by Bob Augustine In our learning journey backwards from the green to the tee, we now move off the green. When we move just off the green and can no longer putt, we add some loft to the club and start chipping. A chip shot is generally defined as a shot with minimum air and […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Shoulder High by the Fourth of July

      With a good mix of hot days and rain in the spring and summer of 2016, farmers throughout Wisconsin are enjoying the expectations of a good harvest. “Reporters statewide commented that corn was well above knee high for the Fourth of July,” read the Wisconsin Crop Progress and Condition Report for July 5, a […]

  • Culture Club: Renovating Jens Jensen’s Landscape At The Clearing

    by Mike Schneider, Executive Director of The Clearing For the last several years, a talented team of landscape architects and others has been working on an important project at The Clearing – the renovation of the landscape on that part of the property referred to as the “central campus.” This is the area where most […]

  • Celebrating Water with Artist Johanna Axelrod

    Watch a few Door County sunsets, with their constantly changing light and colors, and you’re sure to understand the bewitching effect of water. Lakewood, Wisconsin artist Johanna Axelrod represents the beauty of those ephemeral moments where water becomes art in a medium perfectly befitting of the subject matter: watercolor. Axelrod’s particular interest in water-related subject […]

  • Béla Fleck, Chris Thile Join Musical Forces for DCA Show

    On July 13, the audience at Door Community Auditorium will be treated to a double billing of two of the world’s most talented instrumentalists: banjo player Béla Fleck and mandolinist Chris Thile. Thile is the Grammy-winning virtuoso mandolinist, singer and songwriter behind acoustic trio Nickel Creek and progressive acoustic outfit Punch Brothers. He is a […]

  • July 1 General School Aid Estimate Released

    The $108.1 million bump in state general aid from Wisconsin’s biennial budget means 61 percent of school districts (260 of 424) will see an increase in state aid for the 2016-17 school year, according to estimates released by the Department of Public Instruction. General aid – made up of equalization aid also known as the […]

  • Obituary: Michael Robert Jensen

    Michael Robert Jensen, 55, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at his home in Oak Cliff, TX, after a hard-fought battle with ALS. A native of Door County, Sturgeon Bay, WI, Jensen had lived in Dallas, TX, for more than 25 years. He worked as the head of security at the Nasher Sculpture Center. He loved […]

  • Obituary: William (Bill) C. Galligan

    William (Bill) C. Galligan, 83 years, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on April 13, 2016. He was born November 4, 1932 in Milwaukee, the son of Clarence and Ethel (Travis) Galligan. After attending U.W. Madison, he finished his engineering degree at Marquette University. On June 25, 1955 he married Cleida J. Johnson at the Sturgeon […]

  • Obituary: Joseph “Paul” LeMere

    Joseph “Paul” LeMere, Jr., 85, formerly of Egg Harbor, died Sunday, August 23, 2015, at his home in Kentucky. Paul was born June 10, 1930, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Parent) LeMere. Following his graduation from high school, he graduated from UW-Madison in Electrical Engineering. Paul then served his […]

  • Births: June 28-July 1, 2016

    Michala and Keegan Puterbaugh, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on July 1, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Dana and Keith Ross, Bryan, Ohio. Paternal grandparents are Carmen and David Puterbaugh, Geneva, Ind. Melissa and Sam Northrop, Fish Creek, are the parents of a daughter […]

  • Door County History in Pictures: Carmen Hotel

    The Carmen Hotel in downtown Sturgeon Bay began life in 1895 as the Union Hotel. The hotel changed ownership several times, and became the Carmen with the purchase of the hotel in 1927 by Mr. and Mrs. George Larscheid of Green Bay. They named the hotel after their daughter Carmen, who would grow up to […]

  • Featured Pet: Butterscotch

    Butterscotch anyone? No, not the candy or the sweet syrup you drizzle over ice cream. This kind of Butterscotch is definitely sweet and enjoyable but not edible. Door County Humane Society (DCHS) would like to introduce Butterscotch, the cat. This young man is only three years old and is full of life. His white-and-orange longhaired […]

  • Heritage Village Celebrates All Things Root Beer at July 9 Festival

    Celebrate all things root beer during the Door County Historical Society’s Root Beer Festival at Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay on July 9, 11 am – 2 pm. The festival highlights root beer floats, food, sampling seven root beer varieties, and fun. At this festival, sample different root beers including A&W, Baumeister, […]

  • Learn to Deal with Trauma at Nelson Healing Center

    Antonia Nelson teaches individuals and community members who are dealing with the effects of trauma to use the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). On July 12, she will present a free introduction to CRM at Nelson Healing Center from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This set of wellness skills can help to return the nervous system to […]

  • Celebrate Camp Meenahga’s 100th Anniversary with Peninsula State Park

    Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Camp Meenahga at Peninsula State Park with a birthday party on July 12, 10 am to noon. One hundred years ago on July 12, two determined mothers from St. Louis established a girls camp at Peninsula State Park (1916-1948). At the party, meet founder Alice Orr Clark […]

  • Anderson Docks-ology Series Begins with Father Dave Ruby

    The sixth season of the Anderson Docks-ology ecumenical sunset services commences at 7:30 pm on July 13 with Father Dave Ruby of Stella Maris Parish. Each Wednesday at 7:30 pm through Aug. 17, speakers from Door County and Wisconsin churches and local musical groups will provide a sunset service on Anderson Dock in Ephraim. The […]

  • Help Door County Humane Society Meet the Saving Pets Challenge

    From July 6 through Aug. 4, the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is once again enrolled in the Michelson Found Saving Pets Challenge. This challenge consists of more than 300 animal welfare organizations competing to see who can raise the most money for their organization in 30 days. Each week of the Saving Pets Challenge […]

  • Belgian Heritage Center to Hold Traditional Fish Boil

    There will be a traditional Door County fish boil at the Belgian Heritage Center on July 16 at 5 pm. Proceeds will help support the Belgian Heritage Center and its mission of preserving and promoting the unique history of this area. The meal will feature trout, potatoes, onion, coleslaw, dessert and coffee for $14. Beer, […]

  • Jacksonport Historical Society Holds Annual Dinner at Lakeside Park

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society’s Annual Dinner Meeting on July 20 at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. Help celebrate the town’s storied fishing history by enjoying a traditional Door County fish boil, with live music provided by Dale Graf. There will be the Money Bag Purse Raffle, as well as Jacksonport Historical Society (JHS) raffle tickets. […]

  • Upcoming Blood Drive at Sister Bay’s First Baptist Church

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in the weeks surrounding Independence Day to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients now and throughout the summer. An upcoming blood drive will be held July 20, 11 am – 4 pm, at First Baptist Church at 2622 S. Bay Shore Drive, Sister […]

  • Alyse Bosman Named to MSOE Dean’s List

    Alyse Bosman of Sturgeon Bay was a named to Milwaukee School of Engineering Dean’s List for the 2016 Spring Quarter. Bosman is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Undergraduate students who have earned at least 30 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher (out of 4.0) are on the Dean’s List. […]

  • Door County Dental Care Fits 65 Student Athletes with Mouthguards

    Door County Dental Care hosted its eighth annual Free Athletic Mouthguard Day on June 16 at noon. This year 65 local students were fitted for free, custom, team-color coordinated mouthguards. Door County Dental Care of Sturgeon Bay’s entire staff, along with several volunteers, got involved in the process. Creating a custom mouthguard starts with taking […]

  • 2017 Door County Barn Quilt Calendars Now Available

    Door County 4-H has created the 2017 Door County Barn Quilt Calendar, and they are now for sale. The calendars are now available at the UW-Extension Office in the Government Center in Sturgeon Bay and at Barn Door Quilts on Third Avenue and the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. These 2017 calendars include full […]

  • Informational Session Set for Aging Mastery Program

    The Aging Mastery Program (AMP), a collaborative program offered by the Door County YMCA and the Senior Resource Center, recently wrapped up the last session of the 10-week program. AMP is a fun, innovative and person-centered education program that encourages and develops behaviors that improve health, enhance well being and improve societal participation. A variety […]

  • Donations Needed for We Are HOPE, Inc. Auction

    We Are HOPE, Inc. is currently looking for donations to their HOPE Treasure Chest auction, part of their annual Celebration of HOPE Luncheon. Donated items can be in one or more of the following categories: wall décor/home goods; furniture/woodworking; metal/glass art; vintage/handcrafted jewelry; fiber art; and other. Items can be donated through Aug. 31. As […]

  • Door County Distillery Holds Grand Opening Party July 9

    Door County Distillery announced a Grand Opening Party on July 9 to celebrate the completion of its long awaited expansion. The Grand Opening Party, which is open to the public, will be from 4 to 8 pm and feature hors d’oeuvres and live music by Three Sheets to the Wind. Attendees will be able to […]

  • Door County Bar Association Members Awarded Hotline Attorney of the Year

    Door County Bar Association members were awarded the Hotline Attorney of the Year award at this year’s State Bar of Wisconsin Award Recognition Ceremony held on June 16. The Lawyer Hotline is a public service program run by the State Bar of Wisconsin where volunteer attorneys provide answers to basic legal questions to Wisconsin residents. […]

  • Collin & Jennifer Dahl Open Firefly Outfitters in Sister Bay

    Firefly Outfitters has opened at the Professional Center at Hwy. 42 and Highland Road in Sister Bay. Collin Dahl has converted what was once a travel agency office, conveniently located next door to his law firm, into what industry reps are calling a “gem” of a wine shop. Furnished with antiques and folk art, Door […]

  • Richard Price Named to Quality Council of New York Life Insurance

    Richard Price has been named a member of the 2015 Quality Council of New York Life Insurance Company. Members of the Quality Council are among the most successful of New York Life’s elite sales force of 12,000 licensed agents. Price has been a New York Life agent since 1995, and is associated with New York […]

  • County FSA Acreage Reporting Dates for 2016

    Door County and Kewaunee County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Tim Siehr announced that producers who file accurate and timely reports for all crops and land uses, including failed acreage, can prevent the potential loss of FSA program benefits. “In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to […]

  • Poetry in Motion: Motionpoems Brings Poets, Filmmakers Together

    Minneapolis poet Todd Boss frequently reads his work at Nina’s Coffee Café in St. Paul, Minnesota. After finishing an evening’s reading, he was approached by a woman named Angella Kassube. She introduced herself as a designer and animator, and expressed interest in making his poems into short films. “I said sure, let’s do it, let’s […]

  • Broadband Grant Could Increase County Connectivity

    A local broadband company is asking the state for funds to provide internet connectivity to 7,500 more county residents who have no other means of getting connected. Door County Broadband (DCB) applied for a state grant that would provide the funds to install equipment that would reach homes even through dense and rural forest in […]

  • Golf League Results: June 28 – 30

    ALPINE   Alpine Women’s Golf League (June 28) Event – Discard mystery hole, red #6: A Flight – M. Aiken 34; B Flight – K. Krueger & G. Farley 43; C Flight – D. Staats & C. Tierney 48; D Flight – A. Junion & E. Penpek 48. Low Score: A Flight – M. Aiken […]

  • Dancin’ On the Door Offers East Coast Swing Lessons

    Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door School Of Dance in Egg Harbor is excited to welcome back professional dance instructor Kevin Delcarson, offering a four-week series of adult swing dance lessons. Lessons begin July 19 and will be held on Tuesdays for beginners and Thursdays for continuing level students from 7-8:30 pm. East Coast Swing originates […]

  • Baileys Harbor Historical Society Hosts Pioneer Presentation

    The next Baileys Harbor Historical Society event will be the presentation “Otto and Hedwig Peil, a Pioneer Story.” Lynn Mattke will share the story of her German immigrant grandparents’ struggles and successes in early Baileys Harbor. The meeting is at 7 pm on July 20 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall at 2392 County Road […]

  • Qigong Classes Offered at Andria’s Dancin’ On the Door

    Jennifer Aldrich, co-owner of Andria’s Dancin’ On the Door School of Dance, will teach Qigong classes Wednesdays beginning July 13. Classes will be held 6:30-7:30 pm for an eight-week session for $96. Aldrich has been practicing qigong for a couple years with Master Kathy McCabe and decided to take her studies further with Zen Wellness, […]

  • Triathlon Seeks Course Volunteers for Half Iron July 17

    Do you want to be a part of the event that raises more than $100,000 for the Door County YMCA and Door County Parks Department? The Door County Triathlon is still looking for a few more volunteers to serve at intersections of the bike and run portions of the course on Sunday, July 17. There […]

  • Bjorklunden Explores the Compelling Character of the Villain

    From July 24-30, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering the seminar “Villains of the Opera: Why Are the Bad Guys (and Gals) So Good” with Dale Duesing. Duesing explores the curious question of why so many of the most intriguing, interesting and complex characters in opera are villains, not heroes or heroines. Composers as diverse as […]

  • Classic Big Band Jazz Returns to Birch Creek

    Classic Big Band Jazz will return to Birch Creek starting July 20, with four weeks of jazz concerts running through Aug. 13. Birch Creek’s jazz faculty comes from across the country to educate promising young musicians and perform in the Dutton Concert Barn, a century-old barn turned concert hall. Many of the faculty are nationally […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Presents Concerts July 8 – 23

    Midsummer’s Music Festival presents the next three programs in its 2016 season: Flair and Passion; From Light to Serious; and Romantic Connections. In accordance with a Midsummer’s mission of educating audiences about the wide range of chamber music, the concerts feature works by such familiar composers as Beethoven and Shubert, as well as some lesser-known […]

  • Peg Egan Presents Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues

    Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center’s Sunset Concert Series on July 10 at 7 pm. Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music. In 1966, Corky Siegel did just that with the help of world-renowned classical maestro Seiji Ozawa, who […]

  • Artful Garden Walk to Support Boys & Girls Club

    The second annual Artful Garden Walk to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Door County will be held July 30, 10 am – 4 pm. The Artful Garden Walk will showcase 18 local artists working in six blooming gardens located adjacent to Bay Shore Drive. “The combination of talented artists installed amongst lush foliage makes […]

  • Neptune’s Car Performs in Woodwalk Series

    Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes are Neptune’s Car, an acoustic, original, contemporary folk music duo coming to the Woodwalk Concert Series on July 8 at 7 pm. House band Small Forest will open the show. Neptune’s Car offers music in a down-to-earth style that is so good the prestigious Great American Song Contest called their […]

  • DCA Hosts Sarah Jarosz

    On July 11 at 8 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will host songwriter/multi-instrumentalist prodigy Sarah Jarosz in a concert that is not to be missed. Opening for Jarosz will be Brooklyn-based twin brother duo The Brother Brothers. Since signing to Sugar Hill Records at age 16, Sarah Jarosz has barely stopped to catch her breath, […]

  • Renaissance Women at The Meadows

    The Meadows Art Gallery’s next exhibit is Renaissance Women II, a collection of work from Door County women that are fluent in more than one art language. The reception is July 9, 2-4 pm. These artists were selected because of the different art media or style they use in their work. The following artists are […]

  • Patricia Shoppe Showcases Nine Local Makers

    Patricia Shoppe of Egg Harbor is a boutique known for artisan made and vintage inspired merchandise. Over the past few years, more and more talented local designers have been added to the shop’s selection and on July 9, 9 am – 5 pm, they will all be featured in an outdoor pop-up shop. “We wanted […]

  • Lily Bay Lakeshore Artisans Hold Open House

    Come stroll or drive the half-mile of North Lake Michigan Drive (from street numbers 3450 – 3516) and walk into local artisans’ spaces as the Lily Bay Lakeshore Artisans host their annual open house. The open house takes place July 8-10, 10 am to 5 pm. Jim Hoyer is Lily Bay Originals. He repurposes and […]

  • Debra Hadraba CD Release Party at Lost Moth Gallery

    Lost Moth Gallery will hold a CD release party for Debra Hadraba’s Soul To Soul on July 13 at 7 pm. The gallery loves hosting concerts by local singer/songwriters, and Hadraba is special to Door County. In the winters, Hadraba lives and plays music in Minneapolis, in the summers she works very hard as one […]

  • The Bestseller List: July 5, 2016

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Girls, by Emma Cline 2. Barkskins, by Annie Proulx 3. LaRose, by Louise Erdrich 4. Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley 5. Wintering, by Peter Geye   HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Patriots, by David Fisher 2. Grunt, by Mary Roach 3. Between the World and Me, […]

  • Paper Birds Performs at Fishstock

    Door County favorites Katie Dahl, Rich Higdon, Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan join together July 10 to form Paper Birds at the Fishstock Concert Series in Fish Creek. The show starts at 7 pm. Door County is blessed to call Dahl a resident. A gem of a songwriter with a crystal-clear voice, she brings to […]

  • Glass, Auto Parts Used in ‘Second Chance Collection’

    Metal/glass sculptures by Mariano Perez will be showcased at the Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek. Perez was born in Mexico City in 1956. He is an industrial designer and graduated from Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara. With many years of experience, hard work and great talent, he has managed to create astonishing works of art. […]

  • Three Generations of Zahn Folk Art

    Ed Zahn (1923-2012), and great-grandson, Randy Zahn (b. 1953) are featured artists this summer in the Madeline Tourtelot Archives and Study Center at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. The exhibition, titled INSPIRED: The Folk Art of Albert, Ed, and Randy Zahn, runs from June 25 to Oct. 5. Albert Zahn was a […]

  • Arts Wisconsin Seeks Nominations for Arts in the Community Awards

    The eighth annual Arts in the Community Awards, presented by Arts Wisconsin in partnership with the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, honor communities and civic leaders around the state for championing the arts as integral to economic, educational and community vitality. The deadline to submit nominations is Aug. 19. The awards will be presented at the […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents a Humorous Whodunit

    Rogue Theater brings the hilarious And Then There Was Nun to the stage for one weekend. Written by Bruce W. Gilray and Richard T. Witter, this comedy is a spin-off of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None as the Holy Order of the Sisters of San Andreas get together on a secluded island for […]

  • 42 Professional Teams Entered in Death’s Door BBQ Competition

    A full field of 42 professional teams have entered the 5th Annual Death’s Door BBQ (DDBBQ) on Washington Island. Four of those teams finished in the top 10 in the Team Of the Year standings last year. The event will be held at the Washington Island Airport on Aug. 27. The contest is sanctioned by […]

  • Classic & Wooden Boat Fest Makes Call for Entries

    The Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is making its annual call for entries for the various events associated with the festival, Aug. 12 & 13. The call includes boats to be exhibited, teams to compete in the Sikaflex Challenge boat building competition and artwork for the new Art Mart Sale. The Door County […]

  • Death’s Door Sunset Cruise Scheduled for July 16

    The Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands (FOPPI) are hosting a Sunset Cruise through beautiful Death’s Door Passage. This is a critical fundraising effort to assist them with the important work of protecting and preserving Door County landmarks. The cruise is scheduled for July 16 at 6:30 pm, leaving from the Island Clipper dock in […]

  • Crossroads Offers Free Family Programs

    In July and August, Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay tries 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 […]

  • Door County Land Trust Holds Hike at Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve

    The Door County Land Trust will hold the “Conifers and Hardwoods on Ancient Shorelines” hike at Kangaroo Lake Nature Preserve on July 9, 9-11 am. Door County Land Trust protects nearly 500 acres on the northwest end of Kangaroo Lake. The lake lies in a northwest to southeast drainage depression of the Niagara Escarpment and […]

  • Alternative Option Offered to Cross Cana Island Causeway

    Cana Island Lighthouse & Tower remains one of the Door County’s premier tourist attractions despite the fact that the island is, once again, a true island. The historical structures on the island are maintained by the Door County Maritime Museum under the jurisdiction of the Door County Park System. The raising waters of Lake Michigan […]