Peninsula Pulse – June 1-8, 2018

In this issue

  • While You Were Away: Preparing a Golf Course

    Think about the last time you played a round of golf in April. Maybe it has been so long that you can only remember the rounds you’ve played in May. Wisconsin winter will do that. Now think about your drive to the golf course. You have a golf hat on your head, clubs in the […]

  • Steel Bridge Songfest Passes Available

    The world’s only collaborative songwriting festival, bringing together hundreds of musicians and songwriters from both near and far, is set to bring three evenings of pub crawls and two days of outdoor concerts in downtown Sturgeon Bay. A Pub Crawl is scheduled for June 14, 15 and 16. There are multiple indoor and outdoor venues, […]

  • New Bobcat Exhibit

    A new home for the bobcats at Bruemmer Park Zoo in Kewaunee County is officially complete and the Zoological Society of Kewaunee County (ZSKC) invites all to celebrate. The zoo is open to the public as Baxter and Isabella have been moved into their new exhibit that’s nearly twice the size of their former space. […]

  • Crossroads at Big Creek Nature Hike

    Crossroads at Big Creek is taking advantage of the nice weather ahead with a nature hike. Join the naturalists in a gentle ramble through the Big Creek Preserve on June 3 at 4 pm. The wetland flowers should be in bloom. The hike is free and open to the public, and hikers should meet at […]

  • Northern Sky Continues Fireside Gatherings

    Northern Sky Theater announced the continuation of their post-show fireside gatherings in Peninsula State Park this summer with the addition of special guests and extra evenings in the week. “We call it our ‘Post Show After Glow Gatherings,’ because it’s not really a concert and it’s not really a ‘talk-back’,” said Holly Feldman, director of […]

  • Washington Island Acting Camp

    Island Players once again offers its summer acting camp program. The camp offers acting classes, improvisational theater games, set design and building, technical aspects of the stage process and more. The campers will learn lighting and sound techniques, how to direct, confidence in front of an audience and public speaking skills. Actors are divided into […]

  • A Scientology Cautionary Tale

    Former Scientologist, Cathy Schenkelberg, premieres her solo show at Rogue Theater. The Church of Scientology had actress Cathy Schenkelberg for 14 years; it took another five years to leave them behind in the face of harassing phone calls, midnight knocks on her door by “outreach” staffers, an expensive custody battle and constant paranoia about the […]

  • Winery Hosts Summer Class Every Other Thursday

    Vinyasa in the Vines, with guest instructor Mandy Buntin, includes an hour of yoga and and a glass of wine at Harbor Ridge Winery. Bring your own mat, a limited number are available. The class will be held every other Thursday starting June 14. All classes begin at 4 pm and are $20. Participants can […]

  • Historical Society Program Features Documentary

    The Door County Historical Society hosts its first Heritage Village at Big Creek yesteryear program of the season on June 2 at 1 pm. The program features the documentary The Barn Raisers screened at Collins Learning Center, 2041 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay. The documentary tells the story of barns in the Midwest by examining them […]

  • Master Gardeners Host Educational Program

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces the first in a series of summertime educational events celebrating their free public display garden, The Garden Door. The garden is located on Highway 42 just north of the Highway 42-57 split, on the grounds of the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station. Join the Master Gardeners in the […]

  • Rogue Theater Presents ‘Beer for Breakfast’

    Now through June 3, Rogue Theater presents Beer for Breakfast by Sean Grennan. This preempts the June 12 – July 1 run of his newest play, Now and Then at Peninsula Players Theatre. Beer for Breakfast follows a group of middle-aged buddies as they reunite for a “guys weekend” in a snowed-in cabin to eat chili, […]

  • Yoga at Kress Pavilion

    The Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion offers a number of yoga programs during the summer. Mary Weber leads Chair Yoga on June 25 at 11:30 am. Chair yoga is a gentle yoga class, perfect for students with physical challenges that find it difficult to get on and off the floor as required for a traditional […]

  • DNR Fish Tank

    Want to get up close and personal with a smallmouth bass or bowfin? Visit the Peninsula State Park Nature Center on June 2 & 3, 10 am to 4 pm. Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologists have stocked and set up a 600-gallon fish tank. Professional natural resources educators will be on hand to share […]

  • Bassel & The Supernaturals Bring Neo Soul to Baileys Harbor

    Activism within an artist doesn’t end at the lyrics for frontman Bassel Almadani of Bassel & The Supernaturals. As a band that has raised thousands of dollars for humanitarian aid in Syria, their activism goes much further, and much deeper. Before their visit to Door County June 1, the Pulse talked with Almadani about the […]

  • Matthew Smith

    PODCAST: Curious Door, Sen. Baldwin Visits the County, New Businesses Opening Up

    Andrew Kleidon talks to Myles Dannhausen about Curious Door, the article he co-wrote with Jackson Parr about some of the mysterious places that dot the roadsides of Door County. Also discussed this week: New businesses opening this year, including some new bars and restaurants; Sen. Tammy Baldwin visits Door County to discuss the opioid crisis; […]

  • Questions & Artists:  Martha Fieber

    Now through July 2 the works of embroidery artist Martha Fieber are on display at Fine Line Designs Gallery. Fieber, of Manistique, Mich., uses her background and education in engineering and mechanical design to create what she calls “landscapes in thread.” Her elaborate, layered pieces look like paintings from a distance, but step up close […]

  • Liberty Grove Man Wins Sanitary Standard Award

    Paul R. Bokelmann, a Town of Liberty Grove resident, received the Richard K. Smith Advancement Award for outstanding accomplishments on behalf of 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI). Bokelmann is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Advanced Process Technologies, Inc. located in Cokato, Minn. 3-A SSI is a ANSI accredited standards writing organization focusing on equipment, […]

  • DNR Responds to Criticism About Master Plan

    More than 30 people filtered into Stone Harbor Resort as soon as the doors opened on the public comment open house held by the Department of Natural Resources regarding the proposed master plan for northeast Wisconsin properties. In the three weeks since the release of the draft master plan, which includes Door County’s five state […]

  • Student Councils Raise Money for Water Well

    by Jonathan Bass Door County’s student councils are raising money to pay for a freshwater well to be dug in Africa for a community in need of clean water. The organization that digs the well is Water for Life. Last year Washington Island, Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay schools partnered to support the project, and this […]

  • Shop the Shelves at Library Book Sales

    The Friends of Door County Library is holding a series of book sales on Saturdays in June. Shop the shelves and browse the overflow rooms in the basement – thousands of books, audiobooks and movie titles. Proceeds from the book sales fund programs and projects benefiting patrons at the eight branches of the Door County […]

  • New Owner for Fish Creek Moccasin Works

    Garrett Doubleday was so intrigued last year by Jim Yonker’s moccasin-making abilities at Fish Creek Moccasin Works that this year, Doubleday is the proud new owner of the business in a new location in the Founder’s Square Settlement Shops in Fish Creek. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in December 2016 with a […]

  • Door to Nature: The Intensely Blue Indigo Bunting

    My feeders in the front yard have been well populated with indigo buntings this spring. You can tell them apart by the brilliance of their plumage, at least the young males from the mature. Male indigos that hatched last year will still have some brown in their body and head feathers. Older birds are entirely […]

  • Kids the Focus of Write On Week-long Program

    Write On, Door County announces Kids WOW!, a week-long program of word play and story power for young writers, led by writers and teachers Katie McKy and Kaija Johnson. The program is intended for students entering 4th through 9th grade in the fall. Tuition for the full week is $175. Scholarships are available to local […]

  • Golf League Results: May 23, 2018

    MAXWELTON BRAES Nor-Dor Men’s League 2018 Season Opening Scramble Score 32 – Team #6 (Carlson, Shine, Weisensel, Weborg, Berg) Score 33 – Team #7 (Michalowski, Siegel, Fitzgibbons, Naleway, O’Brien) Score 34 – Team #4 (Stolley, Gaggiano, Musiel, Dwonch, McArdle) Score 34 – Team #1 (Podlasek, Skogsbakken, Whiteman, Steele, Quinn)

  • PenArt Offers Youth Studio Workshops

    Peninsula School of Art offers a number of youth studio programs throughout the summer. Here are some of the June workshops. Nature and art intersect in “From Armadillo to Zebra: Animal Sculptures,” a ceramics workshop where students create their own pack of sculptural animals. Gathering inspiration from pets, the creatures of Door County, and wild […]

  • The Bestseller List: June 1, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Warlight by Michael Ondaatje 2. Circe by Madeline Miller 3. The Overstory by Richard Powers 4. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan 2. The Soul of America by Jon Meacham 3. Barracoon by […]

  • Hillside Inn Hosts Floral Display June 8 and 9

    Ephraim’s Hillside Inn invites people to “Hillside Inn, In Bloom,” a chance to meander through the historic inn decorated with imaginative “do-it-yourself” floral arrangements. The event takes places June 8 & 9, 11 am to 3 pm. Displays include a vintage chantilly lace wedding gown, “Tea for Two” in the library, a formal dining table […]

  • WPS Proposes New Gas Main in Sturgeon Bay

    Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is proposing the construction of a new natural gas main in Sturgeon Bay. The proposal includes construction of an eight-inch steel gas main and district regulator station on 18th Avenue. The application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin said the project is intended to increase capacity for future growth and […]

  • Canvases Available for Community Mosaic Project

    All are invited to join The Hardy Gallery in making art for the 2018 Community Mosaic Project, an event that celebrates the visual arts in the Door County community. More than 300 participants will collectively create a unique mosaic. Canvases are free thanks to the Artists Guild LLC in Sturgeon Bay. Getting a canvas is […]

  • Meadows Art Gallery New Exhibit Explores Artistic Directions

    The Meadows Art Gallery installed eight artists in the Directions – Artists show, featuring eight different artistic directions. Jan Comstock is a painter whose subjects vary from portraits to landscape. Working in oil paint her expressions are rich in texture and show the study she has done of “old master” technique. Rob Comstock has dimension […]

  • Sen. Baldwin Discusses Opioid Crisis with Door County Officials

    The opioid crisis that has ravaged rural communities across the country has yet to surface as a major problem in Door County, but the prospect of it becoming one weighs heavy on the minds of local leaders. That was the message delivered to Sen. Tammy Baldwin at a roundtable discussion with local leaders May 29 […]

  • Door County Golfer Profile: Sean Zak

    Age:  26 Occupation:  Writer for Golf Magazine Home course:  Marine Park Golf Course in Brooklyn, NY Handicap:  12 Best 18-hole score:  81 Years playing:  14 Hole-in-one:  None, sadly. Nicest golf course ever played (Course, City, State):  Pinehurst No. 2, Pinehurst, NC. Favorite golf memory:  Watching Jordan Spieth play Augusta National. I’ve felt goosebumps on a […]

  • June is Jewelry Month at Turtle Ridge

    Each year Turtle Ridge receives jewelry from their artists and it is time to celebrate their many and diverse talents in metal, stone, glass and leather. Favorites Laurette O’Neil, Steve Mitchell and Lesley Bruce Smith have returned. Mitchell will bring in some new work that is sure to surprise, with his use of unique stones […]

  • Cheers!: An Oddball and Heavenly Nectar

    The first thing I wondered when I saw this four pack is why would anyone name a kolsch-style ale Oddball? But, then, kolsch is an oddball beer, a hybrid. Kolsch is an ale that is cold lagered, making it as about as close to a lager as an ale will ever get. It was born […]

  • Rainn Wilson Headlines Door Kinetic Arts Festival

    For the third year in a row, Door County residents and visitors will have the opportunity to peer behind the curtain and watch art making in progress. This, of course, refers to the Door Kinetic Arts Festival hosted at Björklunden from June 10 – 15. Building off the success of the previous years, the festival […]

  • Mock Car Crash Rare Lesson for Students, Responders

    First responders had a rare opportunity to train under real-life circumstances in a mock car crash held in the parking lot of Gibraltar Schools on May 24. High school students sat in bleachers nearby, watching the consequences of drinking and driving unfold with their own peers as actors in the destroyed vehicles. “The purpose of […]

  • Trivia: Which set of brothers are credited with inventing the hot air balloon?

    Question:  The Wright brothers are credited with being the first people to invent, build and fly an airplane. Which set of brothers are credited with inventing the hot air balloon? Answer:  The French brothers Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier built the first hot balloon. It went on its first untethered flight on June 5, 1783.

  • Washington Island Birding Festival: A Recap

    by Tim Sweet My mother always taught me it’s not polite to point, and I shouldn’t interrupt when someone else is talking. I have since learned, however, that manners don’t always count in the world of birding enthusiasts. If you see a bird, you have to let others know quickly, or it will be gone. […]

  • Culture Club: Moving into New Spaces

    My name is Allyson Fleck and I was recently named Executive Director of Midsummer’s Music. I am not new to the Midsummer’s organization. I have been a violist with this amazing chamber ensemble since 2004 and added Assistant Artistic Director to my responsibilities back in 2015. I love Door County. My parents grew up in […]

  • ‘Tis the Season for Rosé: Toast to the pink wine of summer at Trixie’s food and wine bar

    Any conversation about summer sipping would be remiss without mentioning rosé. The light pink wine has become synonymous with sun-soaked socializing and the carefree lifestyle that serves as inspiration for the ever-growing hashtag #roséallday. A quick search on social media presents an array of sunny patios, lavish picnics, poolside toasts, and plenty of pink drinks. […]

  • Framed: Cousins Fishing

    Aubrey, Parker and Dempsey spent time Memorial Day weekend on their grandpa’s dock watching gobies be reeled in. Photo by Jenna Anderson.

  • Review: ‘The Language of Kindness’

    The Language of Kindness Christie Watson/336 pages, Tim Duggan Books, 2018   There was a time in your life when you tried everything. Full-time, part-time, gig-worker, entrepreneurship, you changed jobs like most people change clothes. It’s exhausting and disheartening and author Christie Watson had the same experience:  café worker, milk deliverer, video shop clerk, she […]

  • Fika: Swedish Coffee Break Coming to Fish Creek

    The Swedish coffee break is coming to Fish Creek. “Fika is a term that is huge in Sweden and Norway. It’s the equivalent of English tea time,” said Heather Linstrom, who with her husband David is opening FIKA Bakery, Cafe & Catering on June 1 in the former kite shop at 3903 Highway 42 in […]

  • Asian Carp Committee Announces 2018 Plan

    Nearly $50 million is earmarked this year to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes, according the 2018 action plan just released by the Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC). The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is providing $21 million of the funding. The ACRCC has been coming up with action plans to control the […]


    The Northern Door Genealogy Society provides assistance to those doing research into their family genealogy. This service is offered each Tuesday, 1-4 pm at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Public Library, 2323 Mill Street, Sister Bay. The Society also welcomes people interested in genealogy to its monthly meetings, the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 […]

  • Artist Talk with Environmental Artist

    The Miller Art Museum announces its next Second Thursday Program on June 14, 6:30 pm, in conjunction with the current exhibit Our Water Stories, which is presented under the year-long Celebrate Water initiative of the Door County Community Foundation. The free artist talk features Milwaukee-based environmental artist Melanie Ariens. Ariens is a multimedia artist with […]

  • Celebrated Door County Horseman Rides in Extreme Mustang Makeover

    by Cindy Germain Stay away, thinks the horse, I do not know you. The horseman comes closer and whispers “It is OK, I will not hurt you. Soon we will become very good friends.” And so it begins, the relationship between the man and the horse that will lead to many days of training and […]

  • Reps in the News: Celebrating Wisconsin’s 170 Years of Statehood

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker released the following statement in honor of Wisconsin’s 170th anniversary of statehood. Wisconsin was admitted as the 30th state in the Union on May 29, 1848. “Today is a day to honor the founders and early residents of the State of Wisconsin which became the 30th state in the Union […]

  • Time to Report Turtle Sightings and Crossings

    With turtle nesting season beginning for many Wisconsin turtle species, Department of Natural Resources conservation biologists are asking citizens to submit their turtle sightings, with an emphasis on road crossing hot spots, to DNR’s Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program. “Citizen reports in past years have been very important for turtle conservation,” said Andrew Badje, who coordinates […]

  • Ground Broken for 41st Habitat for Humanity Home

    Ground was broken May 30 in Sturgeon Bay for the 41st Door County Habitat for Humanity home being built for the Purdy family. Pictured in front, from left Purdy children Jack, Alexis, Alaina, Ethan and Jordyn; middle row, from left, Amanda and Jacob Purdy, El Bilodeau, Kendra Clarizio-Bilodeau (daughter and mother and recipients of the […]

  • Pet Talk: Hot Cars Kill

    The weather is finally getting nice here in Door County. With the warmer weather dog owners enjoy getting their canine companions out for more walks and playtime. On hot days there are things you should do to protect your dog. First, gradually acclimate your dog to the changing weather by being out for only short […]

  • ‘Windward’ Sculpture Dedicated in Egg Harbor

    Around 50 people turned out Saturday, May 26, for the dedication of the Village of Egg Harbor’s newest sculpture, “Windward,” overlooking the village beach at Bay View Terrace Park. Central Wisconsin-based blacksmith/wrought iron artist Boleslaw Kochanowski was on hand for the dedication almost one year after he was chosen as the artist for the project. […]

  • Write On Poetry and Prose Awards Open for Entries

    The Norbert Blei Award in Poetry and the new Washington Island Literary Festival Award in Flash Prose are now accepting entries. Poetry and works of fiction or nonfiction of 750 words or less are accepted through July 20, 2018. The theme for this year is water. Judging this year’s awards is writer Albert DeGenova. Administered […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: June 1, 2018

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “You need chair sitting lessons too.” “Circuses are in now.” “I sat under a tree and chain-smoked cigarettes.” “Can blossoms bloom?” “We’d […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: Leif Everson Observatory Turns 20

    Twenty years ago on May 9, 1998, the Leif Everson Observatory had its dedication ceremony. Located at the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society’s astronomy campus at 2200 Utah Street, Sturgeon Bay, the Observatory has been the focus of many stargazing evenings. From the beginning, the building was a cooperative venture between the Sturgeon Bay School District […]

  • Server of the Week: Lucy Hodkiewicz at The Lightbox & Trixie’s

    Like a lovely Prosecco, she’s bright, bubbly and sweet, Lucy is the server you’ll definitely want to meet. She’s been here five summers, which makes her a pro, at Trixie’s or Lightbox, she’s got a knowing glow. Find her screen-printing a tee or pouring brut rosé, Whether shopping or at dinner, you’ll be delighted either […]

  • Memorial Service: James Ellis Regner, Sr.

    James Ellis Regner, Sr., of Sturgeon Bay and formerly of Burlington, Wis., died while visiting his daughter in Arizona. A memorial service will be held June 9, 11 am at Holy Name of Mary in Maplewood. A luncheon will follow the ceremony.

  • Obituary: Robert Calvin Scofield

    Robert Calvin Scofield Jr., 82, of Little Sturgeon, passed away on May 22, 2018 at  St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.  He was born September 23, 1935 in Sturgeon Bay to Robert Charles Sr. and Muriel (Thalman) Scofield. He served his country in the United States Army.  Bob was a long time employee of Bay […]

  • Obituary: Grace Maurine Grasse

    Grace Maurine Grasse 103, a longtime resident of Ellison Bay passed away May 22, 2018 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Born in Chicago Illinois on May 15, 1915 to John and Bessie Parnell, Grace graduated from Schurz High School (Chicago) in 1933 and worked for the telephone company until she met Harvey Grasse from […]

  • Obituary: Silvia Elizabeth Freix

    Silvia E. Freix, 21, of Fish Creek and very recently of Neshkoro, Wis., died unexpectedly on May 24, 2018. Private family services are pending at this time.

  • Obituary: Harriet Vivian Bauldry

    Harriet Vivian Bauldry, 83, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with her husband, Kenneth, early Friday morning, May 25, 2018 at Bornemann CBRF North in Green Bay, surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 19, 1934 in Green Bay, the daughter of Joseph and […]

  • Obituary: Rockford “Rocky” Fairchild

    Rockford “Rocky” Fairchild passed away on Friday, May 25th, 2018 at Century Ridge Assisted Living in Green Bay after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  He was born in Fish Creek, Wis. on April 7, 1927, the youngest son of William “Bill” Fairchild and Hulda Sohns Fairchild.   He was graduate of Gibraltar High School in Fish […]

  • Obituary: Margaret L. Honold

    Margaret Lois Honold, 68, of the Town of Jacksonport, passed away Saturday morning, May 26, 2018 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. Her life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Peter Lindemann, of Zion […]

  • Obituary: Winifred Irene Lovejoy Dahlen

    Winifred Irene Lovejoy Dahlen passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Love. Joy. Two words that so described our mother and were also her maiden name. Her 93 years were filled with her love of God and her church, love of her family, and the joy found in being able to touch so many […]

  • Obituary: Martin Charles Gureski

    Martin Charles Gureski, Sr., 74, of the Town of Egg Harbor, passed away Monday evening, May 28, 2018 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay following a recent illness. He was born December 17, 1943 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Stanley and Frances (Felhofer) Gureski. Martin graduated from Sunny Point Grade School in […]

  • Door County Medical Center Birth: May 21

    Hannah and Steven Rush of Maplewood are parents of a daughter born May 21, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Vicki and Brian Marit, Rio Creek. Paternal grandparents are Sharon and Steven Rush, Algoma.

  • Gibraltar High School Honor Society Welcomes New Members

    On May 11 the Gibraltar High School Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed nine new members. The induction ceremony was held at Maxwelton Braes Resort in Baileys Harbor. The keynote address was given by Charles Eckhardt, instrumental band director at Gibraltar Schools. Each new member had a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or […]

  • Northern Door Wellness Ministry Presents on Mindfullness

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on “Mindfulness” on June 24, 4 pm at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. The speaker, Kathie Hart, MSW; a clinical psychologist in private practice presents a practice model using breath and body awareness to bring consciousness into the present. […]

  • CPR, AED Classes Offered in Sister Bay

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

  • HELP of Door County Annual Meeting June 21

    HELP of Door County hosts its 39th Annual Community Meeting at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor from 5-7 pm, June 21. The event, sponsored by Door County Medical Center, begins with a social hour from 5-6 pm with food and beverages provided by Mojo Rosa’s, with contemporary jazz music by recording artist Donna Ruzicka. […]

  • St. Paul Lutheran Church Opens Community Playground

    St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville introduces a new community playground. The playground project includes the addition of basketball hoops placed at full court length. All are welcome to enjoy the fun. The equipment was selected to appeal to a variety of ages and abilities including a toddler swing and freedom inclusive swing. Burke Manufacturing […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Installs New Metal Roof

    When Judith Lewis first approached Door County Habitat for Humanity about her home, her son had to move out of his bed every time it rained because that is where the roof leaked. Through the years the existing roof sagged more than three inches in some spots and leaked in several places. By creating a […]

  • SHopko Foundation Awards $500 Grant to Altrusa

    Altrusa International of Door County’s Back-to-School Fair announced the receipt of a $500 grant from the Shopko Hometown Foundation. Sister Bay store manager Mike Pride presented the award to Altrusan Cheri Meyvis, who wrote for the grant. The funds are used for school supplies for children attending the Fair in August. This year, Altrusa is […]

  • Retired Educators’ Association Holds Luncheon June 6

    The Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators’ Association will hold a luncheon meeting at Hotel Stebbins in Algoma on June 6 starting at 11:45 am. Social hour begins at 11 am. Algoma School District staff and students will be recognized and will present on the Elementary Wolf Pack Project. Seth Wilson and Korey Mallien will present on the […]

  • Reflective Writing Workshop in Ephraim June 5

    Explore your deepest self in Ephraim during a “Reflective Writing Workshop: Finding the Preciousness of Life.” Participants meet in the rustic luxury of the Svalhus House at the Ephraim Historical Foundations grounds. A light lunch is provided. Using journals for self-reflection, participants explore the difficulty of finding forgiveness, the impact that has on self-esteem, and […]

  • Door-Tran Looks Back on 2017 Services

    One of Door-Tran’s most important services is to track unmet transportation needs. Based on this tracking, staff found that a priority need was from folks on a limited budget who need help with car repairs, but were not eligible for the loan program. In 2017, Door-Tran received funds from a Donor Advised Fund through the […]

  • The Cookery Launches Local Nonprofit Support Program

    The Cookery introduces a new benefit, The Cookery’s Kids’ Project, to help support local nonprofits. On Monday evenings The Cookery will donate a percentage of profits to a rotating calendar of local non-profits with a focus on kids or kids’ programming. In addition, select items on the kids’ menu will be $5 every Monday evening […]

  • Gardner Electronics Recycling Event June 7

    The Town of Gardner is holding an electronics recycling event June 7 open to all Door County residents. Vehicle unloading is provided. Free items include computer towers; laptops; cell phones; servers; wire and cabling; keyboards/mouses; microwave ovens; dehumidifiers/AC units; refrigerators; copiers/fax machines/printers; phone systems; DVD/VCR players; stereos/CD players; rechargeable batteries; washers/dryers/stoves; household appliances (big and […]

  • Sunshine House’s Sunflower Cottage Hosts Open House June 6

    Sunflower Cottage, offering a cozy “home away from home” atmosphere for your adult loved one, is a service of Sunshine House. You can explore Sunflower Cottage at a recurring open house the first Wednesday of every month from 8-9 am beginning June 6. The open house in July is July 11. Visit the home-like facility […]

  • New Scandia Village Facility Hosts Open House June 6

    The new Orchards Rehabilitative Suites and Private Rooms at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village will host an open house and grand opening June 6 at 3 pm. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony, program, tours, complimentary food and refreshments. The completion and grand opening of the new areas of the campus completes the final phase of […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Terra

    Meet Terra, a beautiful eight-year-old domestic shorthair mix available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus. Terra is sure to turn heads with her gorgeous black, orange and gray coat matched with her piercing green eyes. Terra’s beauty matches her wonderful personality tenfold. The Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus is located […]

  • Season Starts in Baileys Harbor for Destroyers

    The Door County Destroyers start their 2018 campaign Saturday, June 2, in Baileys Harbor. Their opponent, the Rockton Rush, have the Destroyers’ number as they have a 2-0 record against them in MidStates Football League play. This is Rockton’s first trip to the Destroyers’ field at the Baileys Harbor Rec Park. Kick-off is at 4 […]

  • Door County League Baseball Results, Schedule: May 27

    May 27 Results Institute 2, West Jacksonport 6 Egg Harbor 9, Kolberg 8 Sister Bay 5, Washington Island 4 Maplewood 1, Baileys Harbor 2   Standings Sister Bay, 3-0 Egg Harbor, 2-1 Institute, 2-1 Washington Island, 2-1 West Jacksonport 2-1 Baileys Harbor, 1-2 Kolberg, 0-3 Maplewood, 0-3   June 3 Schedule All games at 1:30 […]

  • Canal-caught Walleye Earns Angler $100

    Alicia Wang lost track of how many references to the “Golden Ticket” she heard when telling the story of recently catching a banded walleye in the Sturgeon Bay canal. The walleye came with an orange band imbedded in it that says the lucky angler can claim a reward for catching the fish. It’s not exactly […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: June 1 – 8

    GIBRALTAR Baseball June 5 – Sectionals, TBD Golf June 4 & 5 – State @ University Ridge, Madison, 7 am   SEVASTOPOL Girls Soccer June 2 –  Regionals, TBD Golf June 4 & 5 – State @ University Ridge, Madison, 7 am   SOUTHERN DOOR Golf June 4 & 5 – State @ University Ridge, […]

  • 2018 Packerland All-Conference Teams

    Baseball First Team:  Pitchers – Tony Marquardt, Oconto; Darren Dionne, Peshtigo; Jared Van Bramer, Sturgeon Bay; Catchers – Sam Meerstein, NEW Lutheran; Evan Allan, Oconto; Tanner DeGrave, Sturgeon Bay; Infielders – Casey Nelson, Algoma; Cody Bultman, Kewaunee; Daniel Stangel, Kewaunee; Bennett Frazer, Oconto; Brandon Eick, Peshtigo; Max Bordeau, Sturgeon Bay; Outfielders – Ben Johnson, Gibraltar; […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League Schedule: June 6

    Standings 1. PC Junction 6-0 2. Boathouse 5-1 3. Healthy Way Market 4-2 4. Husby’s 3-0 5. Blue Horse 3-0 6. Nicolet Beach 2-1 7. Camp David 1-2 8. Door County Brewing 0-3 9. Main Street Market 0-6 10. Roots Inn 0-6 Results May 30, 2018 Roots Inn and Kitchen 0, Husby’s 3 Healthy Way […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Don’t Be Misled!

    The negative, misleading radio ads attacking Andre Jacque’s service while in the Wisconsin Assembly, underscore our need for campaign financing reforms. Those ads, used by both parties, are paid for by Political Action Committees (PACs) set up by lobbyists, looking for favors once their candidate of choice is in office.   The ads are run […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Flag Protocol

    In Sturgeon Bay, we are surrounded by a display of American flags as is fitting for a Coast Guard City. As we know, there are protocols for when and how to respectfully display our flag, (U.S. Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Sections 3-8). This code does not make exceptions for flags in flower pots left […]

  • Letter to the Editor: I Was Wrong on Kress Pavilion

    Last year as I heard about unfolding plans for the new Egg Harbor Library and Pavilion, I had a ready judgment for just about everything I heard, and my judgments were much smaller than the vision which was being created by city leaders and donors. Why shut down and remove a going business to get […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Rolling Thunder

    This Memorial Day weekend I was watching the news and the sight of all those Harley Davidsons riding through the streets of our capital, as a disabled veteran, I was not only moved, but extremely proud of something so synonymous with the state of Wisconsin. Unfortunately, I then reflected on a prior week’s news item […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Move to Amend Initiative is Well-intentioned

    In the May 18 Pulse, Mr. Felhofer questioned the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution, gives his opinions about campaign spending and blames the media as “opinion shapers” for faults in our election process. I respectfully disagree with his assessment of the meaning of the proposed constitutional amendment; or that “the media” is to blame […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘We, the People…’ Language of Division or Unity?

    I was taught you never say “all, everyone, all the time, always, every time, and never.” “All” inclusive boxes are the bricks in the foundation of intolerance, anger, and division. The cement of the foundation? The verb ‘to be:’ “he is, she is, they are.” Put them together and you get “all of them are,” […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The U.S., North Korea and the Art of the Deal

    With the date of a possible United States/North Korea summit approaching, it is worth considering how the two parties might pursue a deal. The Western mind always starts the deal from the position of demanding everything, giving nothing, and threatening dire consequences if a deal is not reached. The Eastern mind typically starts the deal […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Vote for Frostman

    On June 12 we have the privilege and responsibility to vote for our missing representation in Wisconsin’s Special Election for Senate District 1. We will do this again in November’s regular election. I am thrilled to express my support for Caleb Frostman! I have known of Caleb since elementary school. He turned out to be […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Ephraim Yacht Club Says Thanks

    Bernard Hayman, the editor of Yachting World Magazine, once said, “A man can pretend to be a lot of things in this world; but he can only pretend to be a sailor for as long as it takes to clear the harbor mouth!”   That is the reality and challenge by which sailors live. That challenge […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Trump Wins NFL National Anthem Debate

    The NFL has now ordered all players to stand for the National Anthem and not kneel, or they can just stay in the locker room until after the opening ceremony. President Trump has won his victory over the issue. It is sad to see this since Trump does not honor or respect the U.S. Constitution […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Wizard of La Crosse

    The Wizard of La Crosse has spoken and the Munchkins were given the message that Barack Obama was just wonderful in every way and Donald Trump was beyond description. The Wiz had a poll that said so, where Mr. Obama was number eight in the list of best presidents and Mr. Trump was off the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: New Leadership in Madison Needed

    The Economic Policy Institute, or EPI, an independent economic policy research organization, recently released a study titled “As Wisconsin’s and Minnesota’s lawmakers took divergent paths, so did their economies.” Basically, the authors concluded that an average citizen would have been better off living in Minnesota than Wisconsin the past eight years. Virtually everything Gov. Scott […]

  • Commentary: Unintended Consequence of Unduplicated Services

    When a restaurant, souvenir shop or t-shirt store goes bankrupt in Door County, it’s certainly unfortunate that a few people lose their jobs, but the loss of the service the business provided doesn’t usually have repercussions for the larger community. Typically, there is always another restaurant, souvenir shop or t-shirt store ready to take its […]

  • By the Numbers: U.S. Infrastructure

    2.4 The percentage of gross domestic product the U.S. spends on infrastructure, compared to 5 percent by European countries. 10 The 2016 U.S. ranking by the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report in a broad measure of infrastructure quality, down from fifth place in 2002. That places it behind countries such as France, Germany, Japan […]

  • County Human Services Hosts Public Meetings

    The Door County Department of Human Services will hold the first of two public participation meetings on Tuesday, June 12, beginning at 4 pm, in the Chambers Room at the Door County Government Center. The second meeting will be held Tuesday, July 10, at 9 am, also in the Chambers Room of the Door County […]

  • Bruemmer Park Zoo Opens New Home for Bobcats

    A new home for the bobcats at Bruemmer Park Zoo in Kewaunee County is officially complete and now the Zoological Society of Kewaunee County is inviting you to celebrate. The zoo is back open to the public as “Baxter” and “Isabella” have been moved into their new exhibit that’s nearly twice the size of their […]

  • Door County Beekeepers Dedicate Community Hive

    All are invited to the dedication of Door County Beekeepers Community Hive, on Thursday, June 14, at 4 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. Sturgeon Bay. Attendees may visit the hive area, view the comings and goings of the honeybees, and explore beekeepers’ tools and equipment. Enjoy honey lemonade and refreshments after […]

  • Farmers Catching Up After Late Spring

    There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 27, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Farmers welcomed this week’s sunny skies and hot temperatures as they raced to catch up after a late spring. Waterlogged soils in the southern portions of the state dried out enough for round-the-clock planting […]

  • Kewaunee County, City to Demolish Marquette School

    Kewaunee County and the City of Kewaunee are partnering to demolish a blighted and dilapidated property along the lakeshore. The Board of Supervisors approved a resolution at its May 22 board meeting allowing Kewaunee County to take ownership and acquire the Marquette School property located at 317 Dorelle St., due to delinquent property taxes. The […]

  • Southern Door School Medical Clinic Closed for Season

    Door County Medical Center Clinic – Southern Door will be closed for the summer months due to lower patient activity with school being out of session. As was the case last year, the clinic encourages patients to establish care with a provider at one of their other sites by calling 920.746.0510. In addition, urgent care […]

  • Municipal Meetings: June 1 – 8

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at 7 pm June 5. County of Door:  The Board of Health meets at 9 am June 7. The Ad Hoc Sister City Committee meets at 11 am June 7. The Resource Planning Committee meets at 2 pm June 7. Town of Gardner:  The town […]

  • James ‘Mike’ Barker Named Sturgeon Bay Municipal Services Director

    The City of Sturgeon Bay named James “Mike” Barker its new municipal services director. Barker comes to the city after 23 years with the United States Coast Guard. He was stationed in Sturgeon Bay from 2004 to 2006. “Mike’s prior career, education, and leadership skills are the traits that will help make Mike a success […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Peninsulars Win, Smallpox, Explosive Committee

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors.   The Expositor May 29, 1874 Our boys beat the Modocs at Ahnapee last Saturday in the match game at base-ball pretty badly. The Peninsulars scored 136 to […]

  • Effectively Communicating About Climate Change

    “Effective Communication in the Face of Skepticism: Climate Change” will be the topic at the Climate Change Coalition’s June program, set for June 20, 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Katie Krouse, Climate Change Coalition coordinator, is the speaker. The event is free and open to the public. How do we […]

  • Herbal Healing Workshops at Junction Center Yoga

    Join herbalist Joanne Bauman for a series of workshops at Junction Center Yoga Studio on June 6 & 10. The workshops are “Herbs for Sleep, Dreams and Relaxation,” “Create Your Medicine Garden,” and “Ligaments, Tendons & Bones Oh My! The Musculoskeletal System & Pain.” Bauman is an ardent follower of the Wise Woman Tradition, one […]

  • Slinger Student Wins State Park Sticker Contest

    A pair of hiking boots hitting the trail by Slinger High School sophomore Rory Macha, is the winning design for the 2019 Wisconsin State Park admission sticker design contest. The winning design will be printed on state park and forest annual vehicle admission stickers and will be displayed on more than 265,000 vehicles. “This design […]

  • Michael Ruby Joins KerberRose

    Locally owned KerberRose Certified Public Accountants announces the appointment of Michael Ruby, CPA/ABV/PFS/CGMA to Managing Partner effective June 1. Ruby has 28 years of experience within KerberRose and the accounting industry. Ruby was selected by the firm’s shareholders to lead its growth and expansion throughout Northeast and North Central Wisconsin. “We are pleased with the […]

  • Bundle Packages of Boat Tours, Zip Lines, Museums and More

    Boat tours, zip line, museum admission, golf and kayak tours can now be bundled with a Segway the Door tour, available for booking at Most are discounted 10 percent. Offerings are available seven days a week. Participating businesses include Segway the Door Tours, Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours, Sister Bay Scenic Boat Tours, Lakeshore […]

  • Pulse Price Report: May 29

    Crop prices (May 29) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.57 -0.48 $3.08 Soybeans $9.73 -0.76 $8.80 Wheat $4.74 -0.72 $3.43 Oats $2.52 0.00 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.58/bushel -0.47 New-Crop Corn $3.76/bushel -0.48 Wheat $4.71/bushel -0.75   Basis:  The difference between the local […]