Peninsula Pulse – June 10-17, 2016

In this issue

  • Michigan Street Bridge Temporary Closing June 16

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Northeast Region is announcing the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will close to all traffic from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, June 16, for measurements of bridge components. The measurements are to assist bridge engineers with dimensions for support beams damaged in a vehicle strike. Measurements necessary to […]

  • Trotting Into Goat Fest

    The Door Peninsula grows bright green in May and June, signaling the start of another summer. In the Town of Sister Bay, the return of green grass – particularly that found on the roof of a particular Swedish restaurant – means it’s time for one of the county’s most unique festivals. On June 11, Al […]

  • Nicolet Bank CEO Bob Atwell Speaks on Water Quality

    Describing himself as “an economist by training and a banker by trade,” Bob Atwell, CEO of Nicolet National Bank, opened the annual statewide gathering of League of Women Voters, held at the Landmark Inn in Egg Harbor June 3-4, with a challenging talk on the economics of water quality. “It’s part of my job to […]

  • Hometown Business Grew Out of Archaeological Work

      The nature of their work demands archaeologists always be searching for something. Sometimes they’re successful, sometimes not. And sometimes a project yields a reward that’s totally unanticipated. In the late ’70s, as part of his dissertation research for a PhD in archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania, Jim Penny spent two years in northeast […]

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Bird City Designation ‘On the Wing’

    If ecologically minded citizens in Sturgeon Bay get their way, the future of the city will, literally, be for the birds. At a recent meeting, the Sturgeon Bay Parks and Recreation Committee heard input and agreed to work toward fulfilling the criteria necessary to receive designation as one of Wisconsin’s Bird Cities. The city expects […]

  • Sheriff’s Concealed Carry Class on June 16

    Due to the high demand for the concealed carry class conducted by the Door County Sheriff’s Dept., a second spring class has been added. It will be held Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 10 pm. Class size is limited to 25 participants, and the course is open only to Door County residents and property […]

  • Amy and Art, Partners in the Fight Against Cancer

    Art Turnquist sat in the recovery room of Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay waiting for his fiancée, Amy Haleen, to return from her leukemia treatment. He is familiar with the room. It looks just like the one he was wheeled into after surgery to remove his own malignant brain tumor. “We’re definitely in […]

  • Liberty Grove Recycling Day June 18

    All residents, business owners or operators, and owners of property in the Village of Sister Bay and the Town of Liberty Grove are encouraged to participate in a Shredding/Appliance Recycling Day on Saturday, June 18 from 9 am to 1 pm in the parking lot of the Liberty Grove Town Hall. There will be no […]

  • Rapid Decline in County Bat Population

    During a population count in February, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources found the hibernating bat population at Horseshoe Bay Cave in Egg Harbor had declined by more than 80 percent, going from more than 1,000 bats in 2015 to only 200 bats this year. The fungal disease white-nose syndrome (WNS) is believed to be […]

  • Kewaunee County Municipal News: June 10 – 17

    City of Algoma: The Tourism/Promotion Committee meets at 1:30 pm on June 14. The Utility Committee meets at 5 pm on June 15. The Finance/Personnel Committee meets at 8:30 am on June 16. City of Kewaunee: The Finance Committee meets at 6 pm on June 13. The Common Council meets at 7 pm on June […]

  • Algoma Seeks Improvements to Wastewater Treatment Plant

    The City of Algoma in Kewaunee County has requested approval from the Department of Natural Resources to make improvements to its wastewater treatment plant. The existing treatment plant, constructed in 1938, has been modified several times, with the last major upgrade occurring in 1992. Much of the process equipment has reached the end of its […]

  • Roy Lukes: Fossil Hunting

    Sixty-four years ago this month I had an experience that triggered my interest in fossils. I was working during my college summer vacation for the Kewaunee Highway Department. My job was driving the old #5 Oshkosh truck hauling fill to a road-building site north of Luxemburg. It was during a lunch break that, while looking […]

  • Local Poet Featured in Great Lakes Calendar

    Former Door County Administrator Jude Genereaux is one of seven poets to have works appear in the 2016-17 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources calendar focusing on the Great Lakes. The calendar also features submitted photography featuring the Great Lakes and its tributaries. More than 500 photos were submitted. The DNR’s Office of the Great Lakes […]

  • Sister Bay Moravians Mark 120th Anniversary

    Those 45 Moravians who put together the money in 1896 to purchase a log cabin, formerly owned by a Free Baptist congregation, would be amazed to see the beautiful facility their descendants worship in today. As they celebrate their 120th anniversary, members of the Sister Bay Moravian Church are proud of continuing the traditions their […]

  • Walker Issues Statement on Veteran Office Funding

    Governor Scott Walker Walker, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary John Scocos, and Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) Executive Director Mark O’Connell issued a joint statement after a meeting between representatives from the Governor’s Office, WDVA, WCA, and the County Veterans Service Officers Association (CVSOs): The meeting was an opportunity for all parties to come […]

  • Door County Municipal News: June 10 – 17

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4pm on June 14. County of Door: The Highway Committee meets at 9 am on June 13. The EMS Committee meets at noon on June 13. The Board of Health meets at 4 pm on June 13. The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 8:30 […]

  • Eagle Tower Peninsula State Park

    Rebuilding Eagle Tower Begins For 2017 Reopen

    At a June 9 meeting of the newly formed Eagle Tower Fund Committee, representatives from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Peninsula State Park laid out the plan for a new tower on Eagle Bluff. Without hope of repairing the current tower, the DNR set a goal of a new structure opening by the […]

  • Roundabout Education Seminars Planned for June 15

    Despite the growing number of roundabouts across the nation, for some drivers, roundabouts are new and can be a little intimidating at first. Door County will have its first two, multi-lane roundabouts open by July 1 on WIS 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay. Come learn how to safely drive a multi-lane roundabout during a fun, brief […]

  • Births: May 24-31, 2016

    Brittney and Ryan Londo, Forestville, are the parents of a daughter born on May 31, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Kerry and Bruce Walker, Forestville, and Julie and Randy LeMieux, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Debbie and Don Londo, Forestville   Stephanie and Reese Ellison, Forestville, are the […]

  • Obituary: Laura Reeves Stratton

    Laura Reeves Stratton, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, and formerly of Freeport, NY, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016 at Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay with family by her side. She was born March 14, 1924 in Harbour Buffett, Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of Arthur and Ada (Morash) Collett. Laura attended St. […]

  • Obituary: Shirley G. Sykora

    Shirley G. Sykora, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, died June 5, 2016 at Golden Living Center-Dorchester. She was born November 10, 1920 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Gabriel and Ann Marie (Paulsen) Staalsen. Shirley was Administrative Assistant of the Home Based Health Care of Hines VA Hospital in Maywood, IL. On August 7, 1954, […]

  • Obituary: Adrienne M. Oram

    Adrienne M. Oram, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, died after a brief illness, Saturday afternoon, June 4, 2016 at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay. She was born March 13, 1935 in Neenah, the daughter of the late Roy and Emma (Bruckner) Jorns. Adie graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1954 and lived her entire adult life […]

  • Obituary: Tessa C. Erickson

    Tessa C. Erickson, 17, died at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee after a year-long battle with cancer. Tessa was born in Sturgeon Bay to Linden Erickson and Debra Anderson and was welcomed by brothers Isaiah and Eli. Tessa was a beautiful girl with a sweet, sassy, loving spirit and was beloved by the northern Door […]

  • Obituary: April LuMaye

    April (Buhr) LuMaye died June 3, 2016.  She was born May 6, 1980 in Sturgeon Bay to Terry and Carrie (Malvitz) Buhr.  April was a graduate of Southern Door High School.  On March 12, 2011, she married Travis LuMaye at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. April was currently employed by the Ridges Resort in […]

  • Obituary: James R. McQueen

    James R. McQueen, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Jim was born July 16, 1946 in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, the son of the late Clifford Charles McQueen and Joan Isabelle Chapiesky. He graduated from the American School of Chicago in 1963. Jim served his […]

  • Obituary: Harold Knudsen

    Harold Knudsen, 98, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on June 2, 2016 at Bellin Hospital.   He was born with his twin sister Hazel on Aug. 5, 1917 in Sturgeon Bay to Kristen and Hannah (Christiansen) Knudsen.  On Jan. 1, 1941, he married Mabel Kalms in Evanston, IL.  She preceded him in death on Aug. 30, […]

  • Obituary: Kenneth H. Kintopf

    Kenneth H. Kintopf, 64, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Ministry Door County Medical Center. He was born August 2, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay. Ken graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School Class of 1970. Following his education at NWTC Machinist School, Ken began his career as a machinist at […]

  • Obituary: LaVerne Euclide

    LaVerne Euclide, 80, of Brussels, passed away on May 31, 2016.  She was born March 10, 1936 in the Town of Union to Felix and Rose (Mertens) Renard.  On Dec. 14, 1954 she married Harold “Pete” Euclide. LaVerne and her husband farmed in the Town of Gardner for many years.  She also helped her husband […]

  • Memorial Mass Set for Virginia K. Olson

    A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at 11 am at Stella Maris Parish – Baileys Harbor for Virginia “Jinx” Olson. Jinx married Ben Olson, building contractor, of Jacksonport, in 1965. They shared his “retirement years” operating a charter fishing boat out of Baileys Harbor Yacht Club for five years. They […]

  • Pet Talk: Rainy Day Dog Solutions

    Q. Our dog Daisy refuses to go to the bathroom outside if it is raining. She is totally housebroken, unless it has been raining. We let her out, but she only wants to come back in the house and in some cases will pee inside. Any suggestions on getting her to go outside in the […]

  • Featured Pet: Taylor

    Now that the Door County wedding season is upon us, allow the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) to introduce a handsome man that is dressed for all occasions. Taylor is only five-and-a-half years old and has spent the past year of his life living at DCHS. His stunning, sleek, black-and-white coat makes him appear as […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Well Done, Sister Bay!

    I recently spent an enjoyable spring evening in Sister Bay, it’s the first time I have seen it “completed.” I wanted to take a moment to compliment the past and present members of the village board, the committees, and the village administrators who worked on both the vision and execution of this redevelopment of the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Killing Civilians More Efficiently

      During one of his political sideshows, Donald Trump was asked how he would handle our perceived enemies in the Middle East. His reply, “I would bomb the s— out of them.” His diplomatic speak naturally brought screams of approval from the Republican lemmings surrounding him. America’s wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Libya have […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Young Eagles Rally Volunteers

    Thank you everyone for the tremendous job at this year’s Young Eagles event. We flew 71 youngsters who qualified as Young Eagles (see final tally below). We also flew several adults and many children below the age of seven. The comments we received from those in attendance were all in support of the EAA program […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Party of Lincoln

    After viewing Meet the Press June 5, it’s quite clear the Republican Party is lacking integrity and conscience. Mitch McConnell stated that it’s all about winning. He reminded me of Al Davis, the late owner of the Oakland Raiders (“Just win, baby”) – the bullies of the AFC. Now the Republican Party has theirs. Not […]

  • A Message to 2016 Graduates from State Superintendent Tony Evers

    By State Superintendent Tony Evers   Ceremonies for this year’s graduation season carry a uniform message to our 2016 graduates. Life doesn’t end with high school; it’s just beginning. And that’s exciting. The lessons from algebra and English, U.S. history and biology, the attention to detail needed to complete an artwork, write computer code, or […]

  • By the Numbers: National Nursing Assistants Week

      In honor of the 39th annual National Nursing Assistants Week, June 9-16, we look at some numerical facts on certified nursing assistants.   17 Projected percentage of growth rate in CAN employment to 2024 (the average growth rate for all occupations is only 7 percent).   23,920 Number of CNAs working in specialty hospitals, […]

  • Justin Skiba Explains Resignation from Sevastopol Head Football Coach Position

    Faith and family led to my decision to step away as head football coach of the Sevastopol Pioneers this past month. I made this decision to allow me to devote more time to my family, my faith, and to pursue other opportunities in my life. I am blessed to be the husband to a devoted […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Crop Prices Rally

    In what is typically a time of crop price declines, the spring season has brought about massive gains for farmers growing corn and soybeans. The fear of crashing corn prices early in 2016 never materialized amid the volatility of Brazil’s government and crop health. The commodity’s strength could push a higher food cost toward consumers. […]

  • Door-Tran Helps Kayla Kudick in myTEAM TRIUMPH Training

    Kayla Kudick, who resides in Sturgeon Bay, always wanted to participate in the Bellin Run and now she can through her partnership with myTEAM TRIUMPH Wisconsin and Door-Tran. Kim Gilson, volunteer coordinator at Door-Tran, said, “Kayla came to Door-Tran in early April hoping to find a way to her practices on Wednesday evenings in Green […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League: June 8, 2016

    Standings As of June 8 Blue Horse Beach Café 9-0 Husby’s 6-0 PC Junction 6-0 Sister Bay Bowl 6-3 Wilson’s 6-3 Nicolet Beach 2-7 Camp David 1-5 Main Street Market 0-9 Team Tomato 0-9   Results June 8 Team Tomato 0, Sister Bay Bowl 3 Wilson’s 0, Husby’s 3 Blue Horse 3, Main Street Market […]

  • Server of the Week: Trish Gonzales @ Scaturo’s Baking Company and Cafe

    When you’re caught in a rut and you need something sweet, Trish knows of some baked goods that just can’t be beat. When the bakery’s busy selling “2 for 1” bread, She ties her hair up in a bun on her head.   On her days off she tries to get out to the gym […]

  • WINE:30 – Rosé

      Rosé is considered to possibly be the oldest known type of wine. Traveling from what is now known as Turkey, the Phocaeans were believed to have brought along pink hued wine on their search for new trade routes. They ended up in Marseille and so began the growth of the wine industry in France. […]

  • Cheers!: This Weiss Needs More Bass

      While sitting chained to my desk at work, I started fantasizing about which beer I might pick up on my way home. Since I had worked up a terrible thirst and wanted something with a lot of flavor, Weiss floated right to the top among the beery images that flooded my head. Yes, a […]

  • Culture Club: Read A Book To Your Child

    by Maggie Rossiter Peterman   If parents carve out just 20 minutes a day to read to their children, it will help boost them into the driver’s seat on the road to success. Reading exposes children to literature, imagination, storytelling, fluency, vocabulary development and different types of composition, say a trio of Door County educators. […]

  • Questions & Artists: Plein Air Painter John P. Lasater IV

    I first met John last summer when I was doing a demo in a Sister Bay gallery we were both in. John walked over and watched me paint and we talked about everything from Door County to the weather in the South. He has a wonderful sense of humor, is an engaging conversationalist and he […]

  • Long Lost Love Letters Inspire Island Players’ Production

    “In 1986 my daughter and I were rummage sale-ing,” Washington Island resident Donna Russell recalled, “and we found a man who had trunks for sale. I bought two but one was locked and he had no key for it. I hauled them to our garage and there they sat for many years, until my husband […]

  • Weekend Weather Wizard: The Benefit of Not Checking the Weather

    Jack fell into my office with all of the bumbling urgency of Kramer. Jack: “I know a guy.” Me: “What kind of guy?” “A fishing dude,” he said, with his southern drawl. “OK…” I said. “Any other particulars?” Jack explained, “Well… I met him by chance at his place of work, and talked to him […]

  • Door Kinetic Arts Festival Debuts at Björklunden

    Playwrights, filmmakers, dancers, sculptors and other artists will come together to share ideas and creative energy at Björklunden June 12-19 as part of the inaugural Door Kinetic Arts Festival. The festival will include opportunities for the public to participate in discussions and workshops, as well as attend readings, performances and film screenings for projects developed […]

  • Spring Turkey Hunt Successful

    Preliminary totals show turkey hunters registered 45,496 birds during the 2016 spring turkey hunting season in Wisconsin, an 11 percent increase from the spring 2015 season. “It was a very successful spring season for turkey hunters, with many positive reports coming in from throughout Wisconsin,” said Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources upland wildlife ecologist Mark […]

  • Coast Guard Concludes Chambers Island Wake Incident

    After a nine-month investigation, the U.S. Coast Guard has decided not to charge anyone in the Sept. 5, 2015, incident in which wake from the USS Milwaukee damaged a number of recreational vessels off Chambers Island. “The marine casualty investigation determined that enforcement action against any of the parties involved would not forward the integrity […]

  • Stephen McCabe is Back in Business as Redshift Headlights

    Not long into a June 4 live performance at Rock Garden Studio in Appleton of a new album by one of my favorite Wisconsin musicians, I was reminded of the scene in the movie High Fidelity when record store owner Rob Gordon (John Cusack) gets everyone’s head bobbing to the catchy Beta Band song “Dry […]

  • From the LPGA to Bay Ridge: Julie Pyne brings expertise to Door County

    Julie Pyne has played tournament golf as both an amateur and a professional, competing on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour for seven years. This summer, Pyne will bring her knowledge of the game to Door County, offering lessons at the Bay Ridge Golf Course over a six-week period. Pyne made clear that her […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball League

    Results   June 6 Baylake Bank 3, Door County Co-op 1 Winning pitchers: Charlie Neinas, Jack Peterson and Chris Lodl combined for a no-hitter with 9 Ks. Leading hitters: Chris Neinas – solo home run; and Austin Farley – RBI single   For more information about the league, call 920.746.6922 or visit [email protected].

  • Sign Up Now for Crossroads Trail Run

    Register now for the 7th annual Crossroads Trail Run on June 18 at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. All 2k, 5k and 10k participants will receive a native shrub, Ninebark, thanks to Evergreen Nursery. Reflecting the Crossroads Trail Run’s mission of promoting green living in our community, Ninebark was chosen this year as […]

  • iCan Bike Camp Offered in Sturgeon Bay to Adults and Kids with Special Needs

    P.A.T.H. of Door County is partnering with iCan Shine, a nonprofit organization that specializes in teaching children and adults with special needs how to ride a bicycle independently. Trained volunteers use adapted equipment to help individuals with autism, Down syndrome and other disabilities learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle during iCan Bike Camp. The camp […]

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings As of June 5 Egg Harbor 4-1 Kolberg 4-1 Sister Bay 4-1 West Jacksonport 4-1 Institute 2-3 Maplewood 2-3 Baileys Harbor 0-5 Washington Island 0-5   Results June 5 Institute 1, West Jacksonport 9 Egg Harbor 4, Kolberg 6 Washington Island 0, Sister Bay 6 Maplewood 15, Baileys Harbor 2   Schedule All games […]

  • Door-Tran’s Next Free Workshop is June 15

    Door-Tran’s goal for 2016 is to educate and increase the knowledge of Door County residents on what transportation options they have available to them. In order to do this, Door-Tran has the following, no cost options available: monthly workshops – scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month. The next workshop is June 15, 10 […]

  • Running Socks Come With Pre-Registration

    The fourth annual Firecracker Run/Walk will be held at St. Norbert College, De Pere, on July 4, beginning at 8 am. The race will follow a four-mile route close to the St. Norbert College campus. It will start and finish at Schneider Stadium on Lost Dauphin Road. All pre-registered runners and walkers will receive two […]

  • Door County Board of Realtors Hosts Golf Outing to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

    The Door County Board of Realtors (DCBR) has chosen to support Door County Habitat for Humanity’s A Brush with Kindness program. A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) is a program that helps low-income homeowners impacted by age, disability and family circumstances to reclaim their homes with pride and dignity. The Charity Golf Outing to benefit the […]

  • Baileys Harbor’s New Dog Park to Open in June

    The Baileys Harbor Community Association is proud to announce that the new Captain Bailey’s Dog Park will open in June. There will be a grand opening and ribbon cutting on June 16 at 6 pm. The dog park is located on Summit Road, next to the Rec Park. To get all the latest updates, find […]

  • Learn CPR at Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department will offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. Classes are offered at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road on June […]

  • Spuds ‘n Splits Fundraiser at Immanuel Lutheran Church

    On June 18, Immanuel Lutheran Church will serve Spuds ‘n Splits starting at 6 pm, following the Praise Service. Enjoy a large baked potato with a choice of toppings and then have a make-your-own banana split or ice cream sundae for dessert. The Praise Band will supply the music. The cost is $7 for adults […]

  • Wolf Data to Be Released

    Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will hold an informational meeting open to the public June 16 to share and discuss 2015-16 Wisconsin wolf population data. The meeting will be held at the Quality Inn, 2901 Hummingbird Road, Wausau, and will run from 9:30 am to 2 pm. For those unable to attend, summary information […]

  • Science Snippet: The Link Between Football and Brain Damage

    A recent study suggests that most professional football players could incur brain damage as a result of relentless blows to the head. The heads of 40 former NFL football players who played in the league for two to 17 years were examined with a new and very sensitive brain scanner. The players ranged in age […]

  • NWTC and Southern Door High School Hosts Tech Camp, June 20-21

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and Southern Door County Schools are offering elementary and middle school students the opportunity to explore careers at the What’s Your Big Idea? Tech Camp at Southern Door High School. Have you ever wanted to start your own business? Do you have a great idea on how to make money? […]

  • Time to Think About Scale Infestation

    The start of the 2015 summer started out like any other normal year, but when the temperatures started rising, the phone lines at Dave’s Tree Service started ringing off the hook with annoyed property owners wondering why their trees were making such a mess. They were going out every day to clean up their cars, […]

  • Altrusa International of Door County Receives Grant for Back-to-School Fair

    Altrusa International of Door County was recently honored with a substantial grant of $1,500 from the Altrusa International Foundation. Club member Cheri Meyvis wrote for the grant. The donation will be used for school supplies for the club’s largest community service project – the Back-to-School Fair. Grants from the Altrusa International Foundation are available to […]

  • Open Door Bird Sanctuary Opens Select Weekends in 2016

    Experience birds of prey in a natural environment at Open Door Bird Sanctuary in Jacksonport. Be awed and inspired by close encounters with raptors during a one-hour program, see and touch artifacts and visit with birds on display. With 34 acres of serene landscape, three hiking trails in different types of landscape and a picnic […]

  • Door County Triathlon Needs More Volunteers

    Volunteers are still needed for the Door County Triathlon, taking place July 15-17 in Egg Harbor. Volunteer opportunities are still available in: body marking, course monitors, finish area, food tent, kids triathlon roles, medals handout and transition. Every volunteer receives a free t-shirt and are invited to enjoy a free pig and corn roast before […]

  • Jacksonport Farmers Market Opens June 14

    Plans are well underway for the upcoming season of the Jacksonport Farmers Market, sponsored by the Jacksonport Area Business Association. The market begins June 14 at Lakeside Park and will be held every Tuesday from 9 am to 1 pm through October, as weather permits. There are nearly 30 booths registered to participate this season, […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Partners with Local Businesses to Sell Tickets

    Midsummer’s Music Festival has partnered with three local businesses to provide additional concert ticket buying opportunities. In addition to the options of purchasing concert tickets by phone, at Midsummer’s Sister Bay office, and online at, people can now order tickets for individual concerts at Jefferson Street Books in Sturgeon Bay, at Made in Britain […]

  • Next NexGen Gathering is June 28 at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy

    On June 28, NexGen will host a presentation by Lauren Brey, leadership student from the Wisconsin Farm Bureau, “Excitement in Agriculture; How Door County Young Professionals Can Shape the Future.” The event will be held at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy (5169 County I, Town of Egg Harbor), 6 – 8 pm. For both events, entry is […]

  • Dean Martin Promoted at Van’s Lumber

    Dean Martin, previously a foreman at Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders, has been promoted to job coordinator. Martin began his successful career at Madison Area Technical College, where he took a variety of construction classes, and started working at Van’s in 1987. During his time as foreman, Martin primarily worked on commercial buildings in Door […]

  • Luxemburg Bancshares, Inc. Announces Current Dividend

    Luxemburg Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Bank of Luxemburg, held its annual meeting May 17, and announced a semi-annual dividend of $.56 per share, payable on June 15, 2016, to shareholders of record as of June 1, 2016. The current dividend is an increase of $0.02, compared to the June 2015 dividend of $0.54 per […]

  • Framed: Kids at Maifest

    Children decorate a Maypole at Maifest in Jacksonport last month. Photo by Sue Jarosh.

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: June 10, 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 best part about being a receptionist is getting slices of people’s delivered pizza.”   “I avoid number puzzles at all […]

  • Manners Matter: Wedding Gift Etiquette

    Dear Mary Pat,   I’ve been asked to seven different weddings this summer. Two of the seven are for the reception only. I’m just wondering what the etiquette is for gift giving for the reception-only weddings. One I will be attending and the other one is on the same day as a wedding of a […]

  • Trivia: Who Is Baby Ruth Candy Named After?

    Question:  Who was the Baby Ruth candy bar named after?   Answer:  Former President Grover Cleveland’s baby daughter, Ruth.

  • “Isaac’s Eye” To Open at Third Avenue Playhouse

    Opening June 30 at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is Isaac’s Eye; it will be performed through July 23. Isaac’s Eye is a fantastically brilliant and fresh new play by Lucas Hnath, one of the most produced young playwrights in the country today. This amazingly creative new work playfully presents the 17th Century world of Isaac […]

  • Playwriting Lab at Third Avenue Playhouse

    Third Avenue Playhouse is offering another exciting educational experience for adults, Adult Playwriting Lab. This lab is open to people with all levels of talent and experience. It takes place June 20 – July 28, and will be taught by Paulette Laufer and Richard Carroll Carlson. Enrollment is now open. Playwriting Lab will explore what […]

  • Uncork Summer Showcases Food, Wine, and Music

    Door County North, the business association for far northern Door County, has announced that the third annual Uncork Summer Food, Wine & Music Festival is scheduled for June 25, 10 am – 5 pm, on the outdoor grounds of Wickman House. The event will feature 20 food vendor booths, plus wines, local ciders, craft beers […]

  • Sister Bay Kicks Off Summer with Beach Bash

    The Village of Sister Bay has undergone a dramatic transformation and can’t wait to show it off with Beach Bash, a community-wide celebration on June 25. Experience Paddlefest, the first annual co-ed volleyball tournament, music at the Waterfront Park Performance Pavilion, and fireworks over the bay. Sister Bay has plenty to celebrate this summer. The […]

  • 2016 Festivities at Olde Ellison Bay Days

    The 2016 Olde Ellison Bay Days festival will feature attractions for folks of all ages and interests. The weekend will begin officially on June 23 with an olde-fashioned fish boil, 4 – 8 pm, at the Viking Grill. The fish boil will be hosted by Dan Peterson and Wendy Smith, 2016 Co-Marshals of the Grande […]

  • Lake Lessons and Hiking Opportunities at The Ridges

    Lake Lessons, The Ridges popular summer speaker series, continues June 16 at 7 pm with “The Ecology & Management of Shorebirds.” Presented by Bill Volkert, the program focuses on the impact that long-distance migrations and changes in land use have had on shorebird populations. Volkert worked as a naturalist and wildlife educator for the Wisconsin […]

  • Ephraim Heritage Days Begins June 16

    Ephraim Heritage Days, presented by the Ephraim Historical Foundation, begins June 16 with a viewing of the new Wisconsin Public Television program, Hometown Stories: Door County. The screening will be at 7 pm in the Door Community Auditorium. This is a collaborative program with Wisconsin Public Television, the Ephraim Historical Foundation, and the Heritage Alliance […]

  • “Grillologists” Bring Expertise to DC Flea Market

    Nationally recognized and self-proclaimed “Grillologists,” Mad Dog & Merrill entertain and educate backyard chefs all over the country performing in front of live audiences, writing cookbooks and making videos to show people how easy it is to be creative and entertain in their own backyard…and now, they are stopping by the Door County Flea Market. […]

  • Bactrian Camels and More at Stoneboat Farm

    Stoneboat Farm, a family run farm in Door County, has opened its doors to the public, and is now offering hands-on interactive Bactrian camel experiences. Learn all about Bactrian camels, get up close to the camels by petting and feeding them. Their favorite snack, carrots, are provided. There will also be opportunities to bottle-feed a […]

  • Festival Tours Showcase Peninsula’s Lighthouses

    The Door County Lighthouse Festival will take place June 10-12, and tickets remain for a variety of the land-based and boat excursion offerings. This year marks the 23rd annual event in which the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) spotlights perhaps the heaviest concentration of lighthouses in the country. Two different daylong, land-based tours visit the […]

  • Three Dog Night Comes to DCA

    On June 17 at 8 pm, ’70s rockers Three Dog Night will perform at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek. Few bands from the 1970s are more instantly recognizable or widely beloved than Three Dog Night, whose hits “Mama Told Me (Not To Come),” “Joy to the World,” “Black and White,” “Shambala,” and “One” […]

  • George Sawyn Performs at Lost Moth Gallery

    On June 11 at 7 pm, guitarist George Sawyn will be in concert at Lost Moth Gallery in Egg Harbor. After 38 years as a professional guitarist in the Chicago area, George Sawyn relocated to Door County. Since he’s been here Sawyn has become known as one of Door County’s finest instrumentalists, and is well […]

  • Ecologist Don Quintenz Comes to Björklunden

    From June 19 – 24, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering the seminar “Spring’s Beauty” with Don Quintenz. Nature reawakens our sense of beauty every spring. Renewing the earth with her annual spring show, she is specifically trying to attract attention. Plants display their delicate flowers to attract pollinators and birds are draped in lavishly colored […]

  • Mike Mead, Whitefish Featured In Cooking Class

    Whitefish is the definite fish of choice in Door County and Savory Spoon Cooking School is always proud to support local food and to feature chefs who also support local products. Mike Mead is the chef and owner of Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock. Mike and his wife Mary have owned the restaurant for 20 […]

  • Ed Miller Shares Insights Into the Life of a Lighthouse Keeper

    Ed Miller will share information and insights on the daily life and responsibilities of a Great Lakes lighthouse keeper during “A Lighthouse Keeper’s Life.” This Baileys Harbor Historical Society presentation will be held June 15 at 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Refreshments will be served. For more information visit

  • Premiere Screenings of Hometown Stories for Door County Residents

    Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) presents the premiere broadcast of Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County at 8 pm on June 27. Door County residents will have a chance to see the full documentary ahead of the statewide broadcast at two free community premiere screenings: June 11, 7 pm, Baileys Harbor Town Hall and June 16, 7 […]

  • Next Generation of Golfers

    Bay Ridge Golf Course loves to promote the “growing of great golfers.” David and Liam Spahr from Elm Grove and Sister Bay are happy to oblige. Submitted.

  • Swinging Pink

    Thirty-three teams of golfers were thinking pink during the annual Pink Classic Golf Tournament on June 5 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. This year, $21,923 was raised at the Pink Classic, which benefits the Sue Baldwin Fund, helping Door County residents who are fighting breast cancer.

  • Golf League Results, May 31– June 2

    IDLEWILD   Senior League (June 2) Best Scores: Kent Wickman 40; Jim Budny 41; Ken Larson & Don Peterson 45; Pete Hegrenes 47; Arne Odegaard 48. Special Events: Longest putt on #11 – Bob Ellison; Closest to pin on #13 – Pete Hegrenes; Closest to pin on #14 in three shots – Don Peterson; Longest […]

  • All Districts Represented at Link Gallery of Children’s Art

    On June 16, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a screening of Wisconsin Public Television’s “Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County.” Prior to the screening, The Link Gallery of Children’s Art will open a new exhibit of Door County student work titled The Colors of Our Lives: Door County, My Home. Beginning at 6 pm, prior […]

  • New Ceramic Artist at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery

    Scott Leipski’s new ceramics works are being shown at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor. Leipski considers himself an outsider artist who is mostly self-taught. After becoming a full-time artist, he spent the first year developing a style and honing his craft. “Being an artist is learning from failure. There was a lot of that […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Sculptor Featured in Penn State Exhibit

    Sturgeon Bay-based sculptor Robert Anderson is included in a solo exhibition at The Arboretum at Penn State. The Arboretum’s first-ever seasonal art display, Sculptures in Steel will be exhibited now through Oct. 23. By turns monumental and playful, Anderson’s inflated steel sculptures draw inspiration from the Japanese art of origami. Anderson, creator of the popular […]

  • Jim Rossol Featured at DCAL Gallery

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) artist of the week, June 11-18, is award-winning fine art photographer Jim Rossol. He has exhibited at the Guenzel Gallery at the Peninsula School of Art, The Hardy Gallery and Miller Art Museum and other fine art galleries throughout Door County. At a young age, “the lights, shadows, colors, […]

  • Plum Bottom Hosts Jewelry Artist Hannah Wong

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery is thrilled to host a trunk show for jewelry artist Hannah Wong, June 11-12, 11 am – 3 pm. Stop in between 11 am and 1 pm on either day to meet the artist. Wong will bring hundreds of new pieces in for this weekend only – be sure to […]

  • Fractal Photos and Glass Worlds Featured at The Meadows

    The June show at the Meadows Art Gallery will feature two artists: Gale Ritchey and Kim Lyon. The show was installed on June 6 and runs until July 1. The reception will be held June 11, 2 – 4 pm. Gale Ritchey will show her fractal photography. Kim Lyon will show her glass work, photography […]

  • Sievers School of Fiber Arts Begins 38th Season

    Sievers School of Fiber Arts began its 38th season teaching classes in weaving, knitting, spinning, quilting, basketry, surface design, beadwork, book and paper arts, dyeing, wearables and more on June 3. Classes in session now are Batik, taught by Mary Jo Scandin and Thom Scott, and Beginning Weaving with Nancy Adams. A total of 40 […]

  • New, Colorful Exhibit Premieres at Fine Line

    Fine Line Designs Gallery is embarking on the next exhibit of the 2016 summer season, with the premiere of Exhibit II on June 10. An artist reception for the exhibit is scheduled for June 11, 4 – 7 pm, and will feature oil painter Dean Bradshaw, fiber artist Martha Fieber, acrylic painter Richard Patt, and […]

  • Sandra Place Featured at Base Camp

    Base Camp Coffee Bar will host an exhibition of pastels and acrylics by Sandra Place. The exhibit, titled Italy: Journeys and Inspirations, will be up from June 15 to Aug. 15. An opening reception will be held June 17, 4 – 6 pm. Fifteen percent of the artist’s proceeds from painting sales will benefit Médecins […]

  • The Bestseller List: June 7, 2016

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. LaRose, by Louise Erdrich 2. The Nest, by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney 3. Zero K, by Don DeLillo 4. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins 5. The City of Mirrors, by Justin Cronin   HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Lab Girl, by Hope Jahren 2. Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates […]

  • The Bell of the Ball

    Local Butte des Morts author Harold William Thorpe has just released the fourth book in “A Good Friends Storybook” series. Bellamy’s Ball is a tale about two friends, Bellamy and Katie. Bellamy is excited for the upcoming Girl Scouts ball at the Butte des Morts Lions Club Hall. It will be a dance for fathers […]

  • Faith Sullivan to Read, Lead Workshop in Door County

    Award-winning novelist Faith Sullivan visits Door County to read from her most recent novel, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse. The event is co-sponsored by The Friends of Door County Libraries, the Peninsula Bookman, and Write On, Door County. Sullivan will also lead a writing workshop in Fish Creek during her stay. Named by the Wall Street […]

  • Readers Rampant Meeting on June 14

    The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove book club, Readers Rampant, will meet June 14 to discuss The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Whether you enjoyed it or not, there will be a lively discussion. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 2:30 pm in the library’s Community Room. All are welcome […]