Peninsula Pulse – June 16-23, 2017

In this issue

  • Commentary: State Scores A Rare Trifecta and No One Wins

    by Lee Luft, Kewaunee County Supervisor Wisconsin state officials can point proudly to their recent “wins”…or can they? Win #1: Ben Brancel and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) have reportedly achieved Governor Walker’s long-term goal for Wisconsin milk production. The 30x20 goal (30 billion pounds of milk produced in Wisconsin by […]

  • June 23-25, 2017

    Wine Fest, Foodies’ Heaven & More Weekend Plans

    Festivals abound. This weekend, Ellison Bay and Egg Harbor become epicenters of weekend-long festivities. What better time then to spend your weekend away from the crowded shops and commuter traffic? While you’re at it, make your way up to Washington Island for some community theater and, since you’d miss the ferry, spend a night under […]

  • Municipal Meetings: June 16 – 23

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 3:30 pm on June 19. The common council meets at noon on June 20. County of Door:  The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am on June 19. The Finance Committee meets at 2 pm on June 19. The Library Board meets […]

  • Hardy Gallery. Juried Exhibit.

    Hardy Opens Juried Exhibit with Juror Panel June 16

    The Hardy Gallery is pleased to present its 55th Annual Juried Exhibit, June 16 – July 16, featuring a dynamic range of artwork from local and regional artists. Opening reception is June 16 beginning at 5:30 pm. The most notable of the Hardy exhibits, this exhibit features a variety of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, […]

  • "Summer Breeze" by Ginnie Cappaert.

    Evening Reception at Cappaert Contemporary June 24

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery announces their annual evening reception on June 24, 4 – 7 pm. This year’s exhibit is a group show celebrating the talents of all the 40 artists represented at the gallery. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome. Ginnie Cappaert opened the gallery in the Spring of 2015 in the […]

  • Turtle Ridge Expands Offerings

    After 40 years of traveling to prestigious shows, Turtle Ridge Gallery-Boutique is expanding their offerings to include carefully selected clothing lines and adding to their jewelers. Turtle Ridge offers an artful head-to-toe look. A unique piece or a whole ensemble can be paired up with Turtle Ridge accessories to make any person regardless of age […]

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    June 22 Birch Creek Concert A Showcase Of Percussion Faculty

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center will celebrate the opening night of its 42nd season on June 22, with “Percussive Panoply I: A Faculty Showcase.” The event will commence Birch Creek’s four-session concert season, starting with seven concerts of Percussion & Steel Band over the course of two weeks. Dan Moore, Professor of Percussion at University […]

  • Crossroads Trail Run. David Harsh.

    Course Reworked for Crossroads Trail Run

    Door County’s first Trail Run welcomes all runners and walkers to Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Learning Preserve in Sturgeon Bay on June 24. Participants have the choice of three routes: a 2k fun run/walk, 5k and 10k run/walk, all with chip timing. Trails take runners through coniferous woods, over wooden bridges crossing Big Creek, […]

  • Door County Property Taxes Among State’s Lowest

    Door County communities have some of the lowest property tax rates in the state, according to data from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). “It’s because of high vacation property values,” said Dale Knapp, Research Director for the WISTAX. “If there are a lot of vacation properties there, that’s going to drive the rate down.” The […]

  • Republican Assembly Education Plan Sends More to Rural Classrooms

    Republicans in the state assembly are pushing for an education funding plan that would mean more money for Door County schools. Senate Republicans have already rebuked the plan, leading to a stalemate weeks before Gov. Scott Walker is expected to sign the biennial budget. The proposal would increase revenue levy limits, general school aid and […]

  • Bazyli Studio Puts the Focus on Jewelry

    In 2002, local artists Peter Ciesla and Skye launched Bazyli Studio. That year they sold their home in Illinois, packed up their van and lived a gypsy life awhile, making jewelry together and growing their business along the way. Their goal was to find a home in Door County. As many do, they fell in […]

  • Fyr Bal Festival. Cynthia Koshalek. Medal.

    Cynthia Koshalek Designs Fyr Bal Medallion for 2nd Year

    For the second year in a row, the Fyr Bal medallion has been created by local artist Cynthia L. Koshalek. The 2017 Fyr Bal Chieftain will be honored June 17 at 8:30 pm in front of the Village Hall. The medallion presentation will be one of the highlights of the 53rd Fyr Bal Festival in […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens’ Well Funding Bill Passes Senate Committee

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy voted unanimously in favor of SB 168, relating to local assistance for remediating contaminated wells and failing wastewater treatment systems and award limits for contaminated well grants. “I was pleased to see the Senate Committee on Natural […]

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    Hanson Norwegian Homestead Open After Two Years

    The Door County Historical Society’s interpretive sites, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and the Heritage Village at Big Creek, are open for the season. For the first time in two years, due to the generous gift of time by society volunteers, the Hanson Norwegian Homestead will be open on Saturdays from 10 am until noon through Oct. […]

  • YMCA Seeks Artwork Donations

    The Door County YMCA Northern Door Program Center is excited to announce the inaugural “Let Art Live On” installation and fundraising event will begin this July and run for three months. Do you own pieces of art that have value but no longer have a place in your home? This summer the Door County YMCA […]

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    Dr. Karen Black: June 17 Evening Organ Concert

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is pleased to present organist Dr. Karen Black in an evening concert on June 17 at 7 pm. The program will include works by J. S. Bach, Ernst Bach, Hugo Distler, Paul Halley, Craig Phillips and Pamela Decker. Black is the Rudi Inselmann Endowed Professor of Organ at Wartburg […]

  • SB Sports Day

    Sister Bay’s June 24 Sports Day A Day Of Play

    Sister Bay’s Sports Day on June 24 heralds the beginning of summer and provides everyone an opportunity to get outside and enjoy activities on and around the water. Yoga on the pier, Paddlefest, disc golf tournament, and pick-up volleyball provide a great way for the whole family to unplug and play in Sister Bay. The […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Police Department Warns of Flooding

    The Sturgeon Bay Police Department was warning motorists to be careful of flooded roads on Wednesday after a series of storms hit the area. The photo from the department shows 14th Avenue and Georgia Street, by Thunderhill Estates and Evenson Laundry. There was also flooding when coming off Michigan Street Bridge and 1st Avenue. The […]

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    Lucky Plush Brings Chicago Dance To Door Community Auditorium June 19

    On June 19 at 8 pm, Chicago-based dance-theater ensemble Lucky Plush Productions will take the stage at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek. Lucky Plush Productions is led by founder and artistic director Julia Rhoads. The company is committed to provoking and supporting an immediacy of presence—a palpable live-ness—shared by performers in real time […]

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    Comic Will Durst At Third Avenue Playhouse Sept. 24-26

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the addition of political satirist Will Durst in Durst Case Scenario to the 2017 Summer/Fall Season. The five-time Emmy nominee brings his comedy show to TAP in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay on Sept. 24, 25 & 26 at 7:30 pm. Fresh from the national tour of his award-nominated, hilarious chronicle […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Poet Awarded Honorable Mention in State Contest

    Wisconsin People & Ideas, the Wisconsin Academy’s quarterly magazine of Wisconsin thought and culture, is pleased to announce the winners of their 2017 statewide fiction and poetry contests. Winners receive awards of $500 to $100, publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas, and a reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival. First-place winners in both categories also […]

  • Kinetic Arts Festival Returns To Baileys Harbor June 15-18

    Founder and Artistic Director Eric Simonson announced the roster of accomplished actors who will help develop two new plays and read them for Door Kinetic Arts Festival (DKAF) audiences at Björklunden June 15-18. New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Door County actors will work with playwrights Jeffrey Hatcher (Strongman’s Ghost) and Catherine Trieschmann (One House […]

  • Travel Photography at Hope Church Gallery

    The public is invited to the Hope Church Art Alcoves Gallery for an opening reception on the exhibition of photographic artist Dennis Connolly on June 23, 5:30 – 7 pm. The public is invited to the exhibit, Connection: 30 Years of Visual Relationship. It incorporates both black and white and color, film and digital images […]

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Jefferson Street Celebrates Summer June 17

    Take a stroll down Jefferson Street on June 17, 10 am to 5 pm, and shop, learn about, and experience the district of boutiques inside beautifully restored historic buildings and homes during Jefferson Street’s Celebration of Summer. Admire the beautiful gardens in the front yards of the historic Jefferson Street buildings, and shop the unique […]

  • Award-Winning ‘Red’ Comes To Third Avenue Playhouse June 29

                          Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces a benefit performance of John Logan’s Red at the year-round professional theater in downtown Sturgeon Bay. On June 29 a portion of ticket sales will go to the Miller Art Museum, a nonprofit cultural arts institution open all year […]

  • The Bestseller List: June 16, 2017

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 2. Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi 3. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett 4. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood 5. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder 2. Evicted, by Matthew Desmond 3. We Are Never Meeting […]

  • The Chippewa. Richard Cornell.

    New Book Delves into Chippewa River History

    Inspired by August Derleth’s seminal book, The Wisconsin, memoirist and paddler Richard D. Cornell travels the Chippewa River in Wisconsin from its sources south of Ashland to where it joins the Mississippi in the new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, The Chippewa: Biography of a Wisconsin Waterway. This collection of river tales uncovers the heart […]

  • Trivia: How Many Miles of Bookshelves Are In The Library Of Congress?

    Question: The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with more than 164 million items. How many miles worth of bookshelves does it have? Answer: 838

  • Destroyers Force Shutout in First League Game

    The Door County Destroyers traveled down to Chicago on June 10 to play the Mustangs in the first week of the Mid States Football League season. The defense dominated right from the start, as Bryan Beachler took a fumble in for a touchdown on the very first play of the game. From then on, the […]

  • "Portrait of Ralph" by Sharon Auberle.

    Door Prize for Portraits Exhibition Opens June 30

    The 8th annual Door Prize for Portraiture opens for public viewing June 30 at Chez Cheryl Artspace in Baileys Harbor. This invitational exhibition features 28 regional emerging and established artists brought together to celebrate the portrait. All artists in this year’s exhibit are Door County residents with many new artists featured. Each year new artists […]

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    July 1 Civil War Presentation Portrays Confederate POWs

    The Door County Historical Society kicks off its Saturday afternoon yesteryear programming with “Confederate Rest,” presented by Larry Desotell on July 1, 2 pm, in the Collins Learning Center. Following the battle of Island No. 10 across from New Madrid, Missouri in March/April 1862, more than 1,100 Confederate prisoners were sent to Camp Randall in […]

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    UWGB Voice Professor Welcomes Guest Judge to Oct. Competition

    Professor Sarah Meredith Livingston of Sturgeon Bay was invited to be part of the international jury at the 22nd Schneider/Trnavsky International Voice Competition, May 20-28, in Trnava, Slovakia. The competition consisted of 115 singers from 16 countries. Prizes were monetary and guest performances/concerts with opera companies and orchestras in Eastern Europe. Livingston, University of Wisconsin-Green […]

  • 800 Cyclists Expected for Spring Classic June 17

    More than 800 cyclists will hit the road June 17 at the 29th annual Peninsula Century Spring Classic bike ride in Baileys Harbor. Riders will take on routes of 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles through northern Door County, mostly riding on scenic back roads and less-traveled shoreline roads. Participants will experience a ride through […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Little League Softball

    Little League Softball in Full Swing

    Sturgeon Bay’s Little League Softball is underway for the 2017 season. Approximately 200 participants on17 teams are competing within their respective leagues this summer. Girls ranging from six-year-olds through high school ages from across the county take to the diamonds to play the game. Leading the organization is league board member and coach Ben Rikkola, […]

  • Great egret by John Van Den Brandt.

    Get Pro Tips from Wildlife Photographer

    “Professional Wildlife Photography: An Afternoon with John Van Den Brandt” is planned for June 24, 2:30 – 5 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay. Join professional photographer John Van Den Brandt for a presentation of wildlife photos from around the world and “shot of a lifetime” tips for novice and pros alike. Attendance […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League: As of June 7, 2017

    Standings As of June 7 Blue Horse, 6-0 PC Junction, 8-1 Husby’s, 7-2 Nicolet Beach, 6-3 Main Street Market, 4-2 Roots, 5-4 TypeSetters, 0-6 Camp David, 0-9 Wilson’s, 0-9 Results June 7 Main Street Market 1, Roots Inn 2 PC Junction 3, TypeSetters 0 Camp David 0, Husby’s 3 PC Junction 2, Husby’s 1 Blue […]

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    “The German Spirit” Begins Midsummer’s Music Series on June 18

    Door County’s Midsummer’s Music is launching its 2017 season with the “The German Spirit” program, featuring music by Anton Eberl, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Joachim Raff. Eberl’s Quintet in G Minor, Op. 41 takes its impetus from Mozart’s Piano Quartet, K. 478. The piece features the mellow string sound of two violas and a cello, which highlights […]

  • Ephraim Resurface Deadline Extended, Seeking Outside Help

    Ephraim will have some more breathing room to finalize plans for its highway resurface after the Department of Transportation (DOT) gave the village a verbal agreement to push the deadline back three months from the original Aug. 1 deadline. The village will hire a hydrologist to help develop a stormwater management plan and seek additional […]

  • State News: Health Care, Property Tax, Wolves

    Pence Promotes Health Care Overhaul Vice President Mike Pence promised “help is on the way” for Wisconsin residents he says are struggling under the Affordable Care Act. Pence spoke in Milwaukee on June 10 to about 200 people inside the headquarters of Direct Supply, a firm that services the senior living industry. Pence also held […]

  • Tickets on Sale for Sunset Cruise with Friends of Plum and Pilot Island

    The Friends of Plum and Pilots Islands (FOPPI) have announced that tickets are on sale for this year’s Sunset Cruise set for July 15. Cruise passengers will board the Island Clipper in Gills Rock at 6 pm and enjoy a three-hour cruise that features close-up views of Plum and Pilot Islands. Cruise tickets are priced […]

  • Little Lake Wetland Restoration Cleanup June 17

    Last fall, work on the first phase of the restoration of Little Lake in Sturgeon Bay, the construction of the engineered wetland south of the lake, was pretty much completed. On June 22, the street runoff or storm water from 260 acres east of Little Lake will be allowed to flow into the wetland. Although the north […]

  • DOT Maintenance on I-43/Hwy. 57 in Brown County June 16-18

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office announces state highway maintenance work at the I-43/Hwy. 57/54 interchange in Brown County. Maintenance crews will repair an inlet pipe at the southbound I-43 on-ramp from southbound Hwy. 57/54 beginning 4 am Friday, June 16, through 10 am Sunday, June 18. The ramp will be closed […]

  • Egg Harbor Hosts Community Meetings on Library June 20

    The Village of Egg Harbor, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Extension, will host a series of community meetings at the Egg Harbor Bertschinger Community Center, 7860 Hwy. 42, to discuss the Egg Harbor Library Community Center. The Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion is a public facility anticipated to be ready for public enjoyment by […]

  • Reckless Driver Arrested on Hwy. 57

    On June 6, an anonymous call of a reckless driver on Hwy. 57 was reported to the Door County Sheriff’s Department. The 53-year-old male driver was located in city limits by a Sturgeon Bay Police Department officer and was arrested for his seventh offense for operating while intoxicated and operating after revocation.

  • Camp Invention at Southern Door School

    The halls of Southern Door School were alive with the sounds of activity this week for Camp Invention, a weeklong day camp for students entering grades K-6. There are 73 campers this year, in addition to eight Counselors in Training (entering grades 7-9), and seven Leadership Interns (entering grades 10-college).

  • Mike Peters Recounts Tall Ship Adventures at Next Jacksonport Historical Society Program

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society on June 21 at 7pm at the Jacksonport Town Hall, Cty. V, for a wonderful presentation by Mike Peters as he recounts his fascination with sailing ships of all types, and in particular, the Pride of Baltimore II. Peters is a life-long sailor and ship’s captain, holding a US Coast […]

  • VIDEO: Freddie K. Tractor Ride

    The annual Freddie K. Tractor Ride took place Tuesday, June 13 in Baileys Harbor. Jacob Dannhausen-Brun and Jackson Parr caught up with the parade to raise a glass and find out what it’s all about. Watch the video to see for yourself.

  • Boat Runs Aground in Baileys Harbor

    A 20-foot sailboat ran aground in about five feet of water not far from shore in Baileys Harbor Tuesday, June 13. No passengers were hurt, but the boat was taking on water and required rescue. Personnel from the Door County Sheriff’s Department, Baileys Harbor Fire Department, and U.S. Coast Guard responded. The Baileys Harbor Fire […]

  • Shredding/Appliance Recycling Day for Liberty Grove, Sister Bay Residents June 17

    The Liberty Grove Town Board and the Sister Bay Village Board have authorized a cooperative venture to increase recycling and protect the environment. 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 […]

  • Climate Change Coalition Hosts Screening of ‘From the Ashes’

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will host a screening of a new National Geographic documentary, From the Ashes, on June 21, 7 pm, at the Sevastopol Town Hall. The program is free and open to the public. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, From the Ashes goes beyond the rhetoric of […]

  • Door County Humane Society to Hold Annual Breakfast Meeting, Satellite Adoption Event

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) annual breakfast meeting is June 22 at 7:30 am at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. During the meeting, members and volunteers will look over this past year at DCHS and take a look forward at what is to come in the rest of 2017 and […]

  • Belgian Heritage Center Holds Waffle Breakfast June 25

    The Belgian Heritage Center will have a Belgian waffle breakfast on June 25, 9 am – 1 pm, at 1255 County Road DK, Brussels (the former St. Mary of the Snows Church in Namur). The breakfast will include waffles, eggs, potatoes, beverage and Marchant’s Belgian trippe (a traditional sausage from the Belgian community). This year, […]

  • Kewaunee County Hosts ‘Know Your Rights’ Workshop for Service Providers of Undocumented Immigrants

    A “Know Your Rights” presentation for service providers of undocumented immigrants will be given free of charge by the Violence Intervention Project, Inc. The presentation will be held June 28, 1-3 pm, at the Kewaunee County Human Services, 810 Lincoln Street. Many recent events have made immigrants afraid to reach out and seek help when […]

  • Door County Medical Center Southern Clinic Announces New Summer Hours

    Door County Medical Center Southern Clinic located at Southern Door School campus will start a summer schedule. Summer hours will be as usual with the exception of June 26 – July 14 and Aug. 14-18. The Southern Door Clinic opened in February of 2016 to provide healthcare to residents of southern Door County. During summer […]

  • Community Presentation on Suicide Prevention Details QPR Response

    On June 27, 6-7 pm, Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay will host a community presentation on suicide prevention and QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). Public Health nurses Sue Powers and Katie Van Laanen, certified QPR trainers, will instruct people on QPR – an emergency response to someone in crisis. Suicide occurs among all groups […]

  • Webb Scholarships Awarded to 3 Sturgeon Bay Students

    Three scholarships of $4,000 each were awarded at the Sturgeon Bay High School Honors Assembly on June 1. The scholarship winners were Brandon Forbes, Kathren Kaminski and Jeffery Alberts. Each scholarship winner was rated “Outstanding” by the Scholarship Committee. This marks the 17th year of Webb Scholarships.

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    Evan Murdock, Cajun Strangers To Play Door County Beer Fest June 17

    The 1,200 beer fans expected at the 6th annual Door County Beer Festival June 17 will enjoy the sounds of two great bands all afternoon at Brann Field in Baileys Harbor. First up is Evan Murdock and the Imperfect Strangers, back for more after their 2014 festival appearance. They’ll be followed by Cajun Strangers. The […]

  • Carley Baer and Andrea Wittgens

    Carley Baer, Andrea Wittgens To Kick Off Woodwalk Concert Series June 16

    Woodwalk Concert Series first show of the season features two incredibly powerful singer/songwriters on June 16 at 7 pm. Hot off a week of songwriting at Steel Bridge Songfest, Carley Baer and Andrea Wittgens are each a force of nature. Bring them together and you get one fabulous show. Carley Baer and Andrea Wittgens met […]

  • Climate Corner: How Can We Effectively Communicate About Climate Change?

    My years as a science journalist taught me to value evidence. When I became a social scientist, I continued to assume that evidence had real power. Learning about a warming climate should prompt individuals to “buy” into the problem and do something about it. Boy, was I wrong. Understanding a problem is an important first […]

  • Pet Talk: Watch for Signs of Petting-Induced Aggression

    Q: My cat will be sitting on my lap purring and enjoying being petted when all of a sudden he turns and bites me, then runs off and stops to groom himself. I am starting to be leery of petting him because of this happening. Is there anything I can do to stop this?   […]

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    Master Taxidermist To Give Talk At Door County Historical Museum June 17

    Master taxidermist Mike Orthober will be at the Door County Historical Museum in Sturgeon Bay on June 17, 10 am – 4:30 pm. He designed and built the museum’s nature diorama and he will be mounting a new animal for the exhibit and talking about the art and science of taxidermy. Orthober, of Egg Harbor, is […]

  • Ephraim’s Civil War Soldiers Remembered

    Some wars stand out amongst the sea of conflicts mankind has suffered through. The American Civil War is one of them. On June 16, the Ephraim Historical Foundation will open its summer exhibit detailing the stories of eight Ephraim residents who volunteered to enter one of the bloodiest times in U.S. history. This is the […]

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    Don Makuen Remembered At Ephraim Sunday SingAlongs

    Music and laughter return to the Ephraim Village Hall for the 23rd season of Sunday SingAlongs. Revived in 1994 by Armella and George Norton and run with the help of dedicated volunteers such as Scott Weborg, who hasn’t missed a SingAlong in 23 seasons, the Nortons’ goal was to bring visitors of all ages together […]

  • Fireside Restaurant In Ellison Bay To Host Charity Music Series

    The Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay is offering all-acoustic sessions with Hard Maple Music. The proceeds go to local Door County charities. Each week special guests are invited to play with the group, and a new charity will benefit. That week’s charity is picked by the group and the “special guests.” The public is, of […]

  • Golfers Raise $110,000 for Boys & Girls Club

    Horseshoe Bay Golf Club welcomed 120 golfers to its course June 6 in support of the 8th Annual Boys and Girls Club of Door County Celebrity Golf Outing. A host of notable figures from Wisconsin, including several past and present members of the Green Bay Packers organization, spent a day on the greens while 50 […]

  • Manners Matter: Beach Etiquette

    Dear Mary Pat, I was at the beach and the woman next to me shook out her towel and the wind blew the sand all over me and my towel. I was not happy and she was oblivious to what was going on around her. Could you please go over some basic rules of the […]

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    Matthew Santos Opens Peg Egan Concert Series June 18

    The Matthew Santos band opens the Peg Egan PAC Sunset Concert Series on June 18. This concert series takes place at the Peg Egan PAC on Church Street in Egg Harbor on Sundays throughout the summer. All concerts are free to the public. Matthew Santos is an American rock and folk singer-songwriter, musician and painter. […]

  • Questions & Artists: Oil Painter Mara Manning

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery opens its doors to the 2017 season with the addition of Michigan oil and encaustic painter Mara Manning. This award-winning Escanaba artist and recently retired art teacher boasts an impressive artistic resume, having run a pop-up gallery space in Milwaukee, lived out the artist’s dream in the alternative art scene of 1980s […]

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    July 12 Folk Festival To Feature Traditional Dance, Song Workshops

    The Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) presents a fun-filled and educational dance/music weekend that attracts hundreds of participants from around the U.S., Canada, and beyond. DCFF offers an extended weekend July 12-16 of dancing, singing, learning, networking, eating, partying and making friends in a congenial, relaxed, community atmosphere. The festival runs across venues in Baileys […]

  • Open Door Pride Brings Support of LGBTQ to Door County

    By Jeanne Kuhns The Door Peninsula is a place of natural beauty, but we also want to be a place of cultural beauty, where all human beings can feel safe, free and able to pursue their lives and dreams without discrimination, judgment or harassment. There are many types of social diversity: religious, racial, financial, intellectual, […]

  • Island Players Brings Theater Trilogy to Close with ‘The Islanders’

    “Everyone is new at some point.” On June 23, a saga will finally be brought to a close on Washington Island. The Islanders, a play by Washington Island native Gayle Johnson, will be the third installment in a trilogy of plays written for, and concerning, the Island and its colonization. The Islanders will display an […]

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    Framed: Sunset Park

    Jensen Baun celebrates the end of another early summer day at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay. Photo by Samantha Baun.

  • Undocumented Immigrants Film To Be Shown June 20

    On June 20 at 4:30 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County will host a free screening of East of Salinas. The film illuminates the challenges and hopes of undocumented immigrants. This film begins with third grader, José Ansaldo. José is a bright student. With little support available at home, José often turns to […]

  • The Clearing Folk School Celebrates New Forge

    by Mike Schneider, Executive Director, The Clearing There’s a line in a David Crosby song that goes like this: “It’s been a long time comin.’” I have sung that line in my head countless times over the past year or two with regard to The Forge at The Clearing, the planning and building of which […]

  • For Made in the USA Flavor, Cheers to Craft Beer, Not Macro Marketing

    Last summer the biggest name in beer erased its name from bottles. Budweiser changed its name to America for the summer of 2016, seeking to capitalize on patriotism to sell a beer whose sales and stature have slipped as drinkers increasingly turn to craft beer and wine to quench their thirst. Over the years Budweiser […]

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    Server Of The Week: Cristina Johnson

    This is Cristina She’ll lend you a book If you can’t find the right one, She will help you look   A librarian she is in northern Door County If it is a book that you seek There is always a great bounty   Cristina is always ready to give you a hand So visit […]

  • Fifty-Year-Old Vinyl That Follows Me Around

    I learned too late about Donovan’s 50th anniversary Sunshine Superman tour, and his two early June appearances in Wisconsin. In lieu of seeing the great Donovan live, I pulled out my copy of the Sunshine Superman album, the same copy I have owned since I was 15 (the year I moved on from buying 45 […]

  • Traveling Exhibit Displays ‘How Water Shapes Wisconsin’ June 27- July 8

    From June 27 through July 8, the traveling exhibit Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin will be on display at the Corner of the Past Historical Museum in Sister Bay. The exhibit, which is part of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s “Dive In” initiative, provides a history of water in Wisconsin from pre-historic times […]

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    Gibraltar Talks Program Presents: Camp Meenahga June 22

    Join Gibraltar Historical Association’s first Gibraltar Talks program of the season on June 22, 7 pm, at Fish Creek’s Old Town Hall, 4267 Maple Street. The subject is Camp Meenahga, a camp for girls that ran from 1916 to 1948 at Peninsula State Park. It is important to find an expert when providing a program […]

  • 2017 Door County House and Garden Walk Features Artists’ Homes, Demos

    The 57th Annual Door County House and Garden Walk is scheduled for July 25, 9 am – 5 pm, hosted by the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary. The proceeds are earmarked for the Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic. This is the third and final year the Dental Clinic will receive the Walk proceeds, and […]

  • Submit Applications Now for United Way of Door County Grants

    If your organization offers a program that meets human service needs in our community, the United Way of Door County is now accepting applications to grant funds. They are opening up their Annual Community Investment process to any nonprofit organization that meets the needs of people in Door County and strengthens the United Way’s mission […]

  • Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship Announces 2017 Recipients

    Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship surpasses $600,000 in gifts to high school graduates from Wisconsin who are committed to pursuing careers in agriculture. Since 1986, a total of 105 graduating high school students have benefited from more than $600,000 in scholarships gifted through the Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship. Each scholarship recipient is given a […]

  • Bier Zot Hosts Blind Beer Tasting, Dance Party June 16

      Join Bier Zot and their pals from Almanac Beer Co. for a beer experience unlike any other on June 16. As a kick-off to Beer Fest weekend, this event will tug at the heartstrings of the most passionate of beer lovers. Featuring the juiciest ales they have to offer, including Cherry Picker, Passion Project […]

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    Cheers!: Ephraim to Celebrate with Fyr the Byr

    The 53rd Annual Fyr Bal Festival in Ephraim on June 17 will be unlike any of the previous events because for the first time the newly wet community will have its own beer to help celebrate the event. The move to go wet in Ephraim was approved by voters in the spring of 2016 and […]

  • Featured Pet: Ginger

    Three-year-old Ginger, a terrier mix, is this week’s featured pet from the Door County Humane Society (DCHS). She came to DCHS as a stray and now spends her days looking for a loving home. She has a beautiful coat of white and black and weighs a healthy 27 pounds. Ginger may be a little unsure […]

  • Obituary: Salvador Cruz

    March 27, 2017 Having exemplified an active and full life, Salvador Cruz suffered a fatal heart attack at age 73, and died peacefully at home on March 27, 2017. Retired from the Northwestern Railroad, Sal typically spent winters in his home outside of Guadalajara, Mexico near his large family, and summers tending his Door County […]

  • Obituary: Judy Neumann

    Feb. 12, 1938 – June 8, 2017 Judy A. Neumann, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, died June 8. She was born in Milwaukee to Erwin and Renata (Budahn) Neumann. Judy became an LPN after high school and in 1959 she entered Walther Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago. She worked at Michael Reese Hospital in […]

  • Obituary: Louise Nault

    Dec. 19, 1921 – June 9, 2017 Louise Mary Ann Nault, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services (Dorchester). She was born in Iron Mountain, Mich., to Armand and Elizabeth (Blitte) Prenevost. After high school, Louise enlisted in the U. S. Army (WAC) in 1943 and worked at the Pentagon. When discharged, […]

  • Obituary: Frederick Ditewig

    Dec. 6, 1927 – June 10, 2017 Frederick Jerome Ditewig, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Bay Harbor Assisted Living in Suamico. He was in the Town of Nasewaupee to Conrad and Esther (Gunderson) Ditewig. On Nov. 15, 1947, he married Donna DeLair in Sturgeon Bay; she preceded him in death. Fred was a boilermaker […]

  • Births: June 7

    Lindsey and Billy LeMieux are the parents of a daughter born on June 7, 2017, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay.   Mallory and Robert Haberli, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on June 7, 2017, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Carrie and Doug Petersilka, Sturgeon […]

  • Engagement : Amanda Larson & Tyler Fischer

    Amanda Larson, daughter of Daryl Larson and Jackie Larson of Ephraim, and Tyler Fischer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fischer of Sheboygan Falls, are pleased to announce their engagement and plans to marry September 2018 in Ephraim.

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    ‘Ulysses’ Author Celebrated on June 16 with Nanofiction, Pub Crawl

    If you ever had a math teacher in school with a nerdy bone in their body, then you likely got to eat pie in class on March 14 to celebrate Pi Day. If class had extended later into the summer season, then perhaps you would have celebrated Bloomsday on June 16 in English class. Since […]