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Peninsula Pulse – June 23-30, 2017

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  • Door to Nature: Native Wild Orchids

    It is thought by many that orchids are to the plant kingdom as man is to the animal kingdom, at the very top. Some botanists list as many as 30,000 or more species of orchids in the world, roughly 10 percent of all flowering plants. The native orchids of late May and June are a […]

  • Traveling Great Lakes Exhibit Stops in Sister Bay

    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 from June 27 – July 8. 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 through the present. Comprised […]

  • New Book by Ellison Bay Poet

    Ellison Bay resident Lee LeVoy has spent years nurturing family, fostering faith, and discovering beauty that is all around her. Still Voice, her first collection of poems, celebrates those interactions and offers poignant insight about people and place. Still Voice was recently published by Sand Beach Press, and a reception is planned to celebrate the […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League: June 23 – 30

    Standings As of June 14 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   Schedule June 28, 2017 7 pm Roots vs. Typesetters Wilson’s vs. Husby’s Blue Horse vs. Main Street Market 8 pm Main Street Market vs. Typesetters […]

  • Karate Promotions at Sturgeon Bay YMCA

    Daniel Barnard promoted to First Degree Black Belt and Connie and Carson Stude promoted to Brown Belt 2 Black Stripes in USA GOJU Karate on June 13 at the YMCA in Sturgeon Bay. Submitted.

  • Local Groups Already Seeking Egg Harbor Library Rental

    At a recent municipal meeting on the “quiet side” of the peninsula, a town board was considering buying a “strategic” piece of property for its future when a resident suggested by even considering the property purchase, the town board was becoming as spendthrift as the Village of Egg Harbor. Of course that resident was referring […]

  • Librarian of Congress Names Tracy K. Smith Poet Laureate

    Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on June 14 announced the appointment of Tracy K. Smith as the Library’s 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2017-18. Smith will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season in September with a reading of her work in the Coolidge Auditorium. Smith, a […]

  • Crossroads Goes Green With New Parking Lot

    Crossroads at Big Creek Director Coggin Heeringa has admitted to having Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi” running through her mind ever since the Sturgeon Bay preserve and education center decided to pursue its parking lot rehabilitation and expansion project two years ago. While there will be paving and putting up of a parking lot, it […]

  • Site Purchased for Niagara Escarpment Interpretive Center

    Ellison Bay moved a step closer on June 15 to creating a regional center celebrating the Niagara Escarpment. The Greater Escarpment Organization of Door County (GEO-DC) purchased a home from Paul and Judith Flottman across the street from the Grand View Overlook to be used as the home of the Niagara Escarpment Interpretive Center. The […]

  • Perspective: Car Trouble in a Small Town

    by Jim Honig, Pastor, Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church   A few weeks ago, I picked up one of my parishioners at his house to accompany him on a visit to his wife in a care center so he could properly introduce her to the new pastor. He’s lived nearly 30 years as a […]

  • Rogue Theater Brings Golden Age Of Comic Television Alive

    The fourth installment of The Best of The Golden Age of Comedy is back, presented by Rogue Theater. The company is bringing back the days when family television was king. Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Lucille Ball, Abbott and Costello, Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Tim Conway, George Burns, Gracie Allen and Lily Tomlin come to life […]

  • Newport State Park: The Art of Backpacking With Your Camera

    Yahoo! Summer has finally arrived in Door County. Cooped up all winter, I can’t wait to get out in the fresh air to photograph, and there are plenty of photos to be taken this time of year in Door County. For me the most enjoyable way to experience photography in the outdoors is backpacking. Man […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Another Idea to Make Us Great Again

    Mr. President, I tip my hat to you, Sir. You are the consummate showman and entertainer. Your White House is the most bizarre and compulsively watchable soap opera on TV. I wake each morning wondering what new plot twists are in store for the country now. More Russia investigations? New twists in the Comey firing? […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s Celebrate Positive Action

    These are contentious times in the world of politics. Let’s not miss an opportunity to celebrate and support legislators working together for the good of the people. A bipartisan bill to benefit young people has been introduced to the U.S. Senate by two Democrat and two Republican senators: Senator Tammy Baldwin of our state along […]

  • Reps in the News: Gallagher Questions Mattis on Defense Funding

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker appointed DeShea D. Morrow as Marinette County District Attorney, replacing outgoing District Attorney Allen R. Brey. “DeShea Morrow is a respected community leader who has devoted her life to family and justice for her community,” said Governor Walker. “Her legal experience, professionalism, and respect amongst the community make her an […]

  • Department of Public Instruction Considers Rule Change for Teacher Shortage

    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing in July on emergency rules that will make changes in educator licensing to address teacher shortages in time for the 2017-18 school year. The July 6 hearing will be held from 2:30 to 4 pm at the DPI’s headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125 S. […]

  • "Heins Creek Solitude" by Sandra Place.

    Egg Harbor Painter Accepted into Chinese Exhibit

    Sandra Place, of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Egg Harbor, has a Door County pastel, “Heins Creek Solitude,” accepted in the first International Exhibition of Artists for Conservation at the Lanwan Art Museum in Qingdao, China. The exhibit will run from Aug. 1 to Sept. 30. A portion of artwork sales will support youth education […]

  • Room Tax Collections Up Eight Percent in 2016

    The Door County Tourism Zone Commission (DCTZC) brought in $4.459 million in room tax dollars in 2016, an increase of nearly 8 percent from 2015 revenues, according to its annual report and audit. Of the $4.459 million in room tax collections, $2.942 million was allocated to the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) to use primarily […]

  • Pen Players Theatre Partners with Door County Library

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces a youth reading partnership with the Door County Library in conjunction with its production of the hilarious and swashbuckling play, Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. “This is a fantastic opportunity for both of our organizations to highlight a really […]

  • Baileys Harbor Provides Loan for 18-Hole Disc Golf Course

    Baileys Harbor is on its way to becoming the focus of Door County as a disc golfing destination with the town board’s approval on June 19 of an $8,550 loan to Door Disc Golf to purchase the equipment to create an 18-hole, tournament-level disc golf course. At the town board meeting, Shane Solomon and Jordan […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Peninsula Preschool is Rare, Wonderful Gift

    As some of you know, I have, with tears of gratitude, retired from my teaching job at Peninsula Preschool. I have been at the preschool for several decades and I can honestly say I have loved every minute of my time teaching there! I believe Peninsula Preschool is a rare and wonderful gift to our […]

  • "Double the Pleasure" by Bridget Austin.

    Cottage Row Features Bridget Austin and Jack Anderson

    Watercolorists Bridget Austin and Jack Anderson are the featured artists at Cottage Row Gallery June 24 through July 8. The show opens June 24 with a “Meet the Artists” reception from 10 am to 1 pm. Light refreshments will be served. The show will feature a wonderful selection of new original watercolors by each artist. […]

  • Carol Pflughoeft.

    Contemporary Rural American Art Show at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery is holding their Contemporary Rural American Art Show on June 24. Meet the featured artists: Sara Vanderkleed, Carol and Mark Pflughoeft. All will be at the gallery to answer questions and discuss their creative process. Vanderkleed will paint on site from 11 am to 12:30 pm and the Pflughoefts will […]

  • By the Numbers: Summer of Love, 1967

    This being the 50th anniversary of the summer of love – 1967 – we take a look at some numbers from those heady times. 30 The age you had to reach not to be trusted by the younger generation. 1,200 The cost of a two-tone suede Levi jacket dedicated to the Summer of Love theme […]

  • Destroyers Face Muskego Hitmen June 24

    After a forfeit from the Zion Swarm on June 17, the Door County Destroyers play next on June 24 against the Muskego Hitmen. The game will be played at Whitnall Field in Greenfield. The Destroyers will return to the Baileys Harbor Rec Park on July 15 to play against the Milwaukee County Chargers.

  • Natural Resources Board to Hear 14 Management Plans

    A request for approval of the Menominee River State Recreation Area Master Plan, a request to approve management plans for 12 State Natural Areas, and a request to initiate an amendment process for the Kohler-Andrae State Park Master Plan are among the items the state Natural Resources Board will address when it meets June 28 […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Concerts in the Park, Trolley Service, Memory Cafés

    by Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator Sister Bay has offered free concerts in the park for more than 25 years, and the first concert of the season was conducted June 14. Concerts will now be held Wednesdays through Aug. 23, and movies will be shown on select Saturdays throughout the season. The featured artists at the […]

  • Wild Tomato Hosts Open Door Bird Sanctuary for Fundraiser

    On Friday, June 23, Wild Tomato invites guests to meet some of Open Door Bird Sanctuary’s residents in an event that combines pizza and birds for a great cause. As part of their Donation Creation initiative, Wild Tomato features Open Door Bird Sanctuary as their June beneficiary. The program, started in 2007, donates $1 of […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Proposal Under Review

    The controversy that has dominated Sturgeon Bay city politics for three years may finally be nearing a conclusion. The City of Sturgeon Bay and Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront held talks with a mediator June 12 and 14 to discuss the placement of the ordinary high water mark on land on the city’s west […]

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    Door County Confectionery Celebrates 45 Years

    It was 1972 when Judi Doman first started digging through troves of rummage sales around Chicago looking for antique furniture that would become the hallmark of the Door County Confectionery. Among other things that would outfit the old-fashioned candy store she opened with her husband, Greg, she settled on a big red bathtub and filled […]

  • Municipal Meetings: June 23 – 30

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on June 27. County of Door:  The Door County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 am on June 27. The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm on June 27. Town of Gibraltar:  The Plan Commission meets at 7 pm […]

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    Midsummer’s Music, Women’s Fund Highlight Women In Music

    Midsummer’s Music Ltd. and the Women’s Fund of Door County are partnering in four concerts featuring works by three female composers. When creating the repertoire for the 2017 festival season, Midsummer’s Music Artistic Director Jim Berkenstock and Assistant Artistic Director Allyson Fleck pondered a variety of ideas that would rival the appeal of the Downton […]

  • Brushmarks on the Water to Benefit Charity

    On June 25, Combat Blindness International invites the community to see Brushmarks on the Water featuring artist Mary Jo Montgomery. The art show will benefit Combat Blindness International (CBI), a Madison-based nonprofit organization that eliminates preventable blindness around the world. Globally, there are 39 million people suffering from blindness; 80 percent of these cases are […]

  • Commentary: Citizens United Ruling, Bringing Attack Ads to You Since 2010

    A few months ago, you may have noticed another negative TV political attack ad. This, of course, is not unusual. During election season, candidates from both parties get attacked all the time. The ad follows the predictable pattern of distorting or demonizing the target. In this particular ad the target is Senator Tammy Baldwin. What’s […]

  • Brazilian Soccer Camp Returns to Door County

    The excitement of Brazilian soccer came back to Door County June 19 – 23 when area youths experienced the unique Brazilian-style of soccer at the TetraBrazil Soccer Academy. The camp returned for the second year to John Miles County Park and featured four Brazilian soccer coaches. Camp attendees took part in half-day and full-day camp […]

  • Free Emerald Ash Borer Program in Algoma

    On June 24, 9 am, the City of Algoma Tree Management Committee will host an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) program at Algoma City Hall with presenter Dan Traas. EAB is an invasive, wood-boring beetle that kills ash trees by eating the tissues under the bark. This metallic green beetle that is native to East Asia […]

  • Letter to the Editor: We Need Comprehensive, Fair Health Care Solution

    The secretive, proposed GOP health care bill is shameful for America. It would leave about 50 million citizens without decent coverage and mean exorbitant premiums or copays for hundreds of others, many who through no fault of their own need surgery or accessible medical attention. When many smaller and less fortunate countries have shown the […]

  • The Bestseller List: June 23, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Camino Island, by John Grisham 2. Into the Water, by Paula Hawkins 3. Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz 4. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, by Arundhati Roy 5. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Al Franken, Giant of the Senate, by Al Franken 2. Theft by Finding: Diaries, […]

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    Kelsey Wang Returns As TAP Artist-In-Residence

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the 2017 Summer/Fall season artist-in-residence: Kelsey Wang. She will perform in Leonard Bernstein’s comic operetta Candide as well as designing the costumes for Red (June 29 – July 22), Candide (July 27 – Sept. 2), and Every Brilliant Thing (Sept. 7 – Oct. 15). Returning for a third season at […]

  • State News: Gerrymandering, Sheriff Clarke, Prevailing Wages

    Supreme Court to Hear Gerrymandering Case The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear an appeal of the lawsuit that struck down Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn legislative map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander. The move gives Republicans defending the map a chance at vindication, and it gives Democrats challenging the map a chance to set a new […]

  • Baileys Harbor Approves Constitutional Amendment Limiting Campaign Money

    On June 12, the Town of Baileys Harbor unanimously approved a resolution “Supporting a Constitutional Amendment to Allow Limits on Campaign Contributions and Conducting a Non-Binding Statewide Referendum.” One week later, on June 19, the Town of Egg Harbor passed an identical resolution, also unanimously. Clarence Scherer, who organized the Town of Egg Harbor resolution, […]

  • TAP Lobby Art Gallery Welcomes Ginnie Cappaert

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the opening of an art exhibit by guest artist Ginnie Cappaert to run June 28 through July 22. Cappaert is a full-time visual artist with a summer studio in Egg Harbor and a winter studio in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her surroundings of nature and her travels inspire and […]

  • This Week in Door County History: June 23 – 30

    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, June 18, 1875 Telegraph Line to Bailey’s Harbor. Mr. Moses Kilgore, with his well-known spirit and energy has secured enough subscription to put in operation […]

  • Historic Gibraltar Beach Bathhouse Beyond Saving

    A saddened Barb McKesson finally admitted what other Gibraltar town board members have thought for months: the historic Hotz cottage and beach bathhouse on the newly acquired portion of Fish Creek beach is beyond saving. An inspection confirmed that the building would not be suitable for bathrooms, which the town board has pursued for years […]

  • Forestville Officials Granted Citation Authority Against Waste Haulers

    Town of Forestville officials were issued with citation booklets at the June 20 town board meeting. The citations are to be issued to trucks carrying more than 48,000 pounds on the town’s four Class B roads. On Class B roads, haulers can carry only 60 percent of the maximum weight of 80,000 pounds allowed on […]

  • NWTC Sister Bay Center Aims for Jan. 1 Opening

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) plans to open its newest learning center in Sister Bay in January of 2018. The center, a former Nicolet National Bank branch that was purchased by NWTC, is officially named the Learning and Innovation Center (LIC) in Partnership with Nicolet Bank. Since Nicolet National Bank has been a major financial […]

  • Soapstone Owls at Artzy Studio

    Clarence P. Cameron’s hand-carved soapstone owls are currently featured at Artzy Studio. Cameron is a Wisconsin artist and has been creating owls for more than 50 years. He is better known as the “Owlman.” Cameron’s owls can also be seen at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay during the Wildlife Biennial XVIII. He is […]

  • Young Inventors Show Their Work at Southern Door Camp Invention Showcase

    It was very tempting to touch the box with the warning in purple crayon that said if you touched it you would “get electrocuted.” It was one of many inventions on display during the Inventors Showcase at Southern Door School on June 16, the culmination of Camp Invention at the school. Camp Invention is a […]

  • Obituary: Virginia Kreft

    Virginia (Paque) Kreft, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on June 20, 2017, at Cardinal Ridge CBRF.  She was born October 24, 1925, in Sturgeon Bay to Louis and Clara (Prevost) Paque.  On June 18, 1947, she married Marvin G. Kreft, he preceded her in death on December 20, 1993. Virginia graduated from Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Obituary: Ronald Lee Bull

    Ronald Lee Bull, 64, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Algoma Long Term Care Unit on June 17, 2017.  He was born May 14, 1953 in Grand Rapids, MI to Clarence and Martha (Dobrowalski) Bull. Ron graduated from Laona High School.  In 1977, he married his high school sweet heart Cynthia Kay Schneider of Crandon.  […]

  • Obituary: John James McCoy, Jr.

    John James McCoy, Jr., 65, of the Village of Egg Harbor, peacefully passed away Tuesday morning, June 13, 2017 at his home with his family. He was born January 25, 1952 in Milwaukee, the son of John James McCoy, Sr., and Ruth Sarah (Lange) McCoy. John graduated from Whitefish Bay High School in 1971. Following […]

  • Obituary: Richard Joseph Gadient

    Richard Joseph Gadient was born in Davenport, Iowa on January 18, 1922. He met Bette Jean Horst on a blind date the summer before they attended Grinnell College in 1940. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in February 1942, and he and Bette were married in 1944. He served as an officer on the USS […]

  • Obituary: Harold F. Deutsch

    Harold F. Deutsch, 98, of Belleville, WI, passed away Monday morning (June 12, 2017) at Door County Medical Center. He was born September 2, 1918 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Frank and Anna (Spahn) Deutsch. Harold graduated early from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1935. He attended Marquette University before transferring to […]

  • Obituary: Michael Scott Skare

    Michael Scott Skare, 59, of recently of Door County, died June 6, 2017 at HIL Florida in Sturgeon Bay. He was born August 10, 1957 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Arvid Richard Skare and Rose Marie (Haracz) Skare. Michael was raised Catholic. He is survived by his three brothers and two sisters, Richard “Dick” […]

  • Obituary: John Francis (Jack) Martin

    John Francis (Jack) Martin died 90 years young, unexpectedly, on March 15, 2017. He was born and raised in Chicago, but spent most of his life in Appleton. He was in service during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Jack graduated from Northwestern University, Chicago, on the GI Bill in 1949. He married Patricia […]

  • Memorial Service: Jean Hendricks Lichty

    A memorial service for Jean Hendricks Lichty, 82, will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, June 28, at Shiloh Church, 2468 S. Shiloh Road, Sturgeon Bay. Lichty died on Feb. 25 in Fallbrook, Calif. Memorials may be given to Shiloh Church Lot and Cemetery Association sent in care of PO Box 72, Sturgeon Bay, […]

  • Births: June 14-16, 2017

    Allie and Isaac Kolterjahn, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on June 14, 2017, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Tina Lauder-Boucher, Sturgeon Bay, and Robert Lauder, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Barbara and Darrick Kolterjahn, Green Bay.   Savanna and Nate Blasier, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents […]

  • Dean’s List: Michaela R. Kraft

    Michaela R. Kraft (2016 Southern Door High School graduate) made the spring 2017 dean’s list for the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Kraft is a BFA major studying theatre.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column: Support Marsy’s Law

    by Steve Vickman, Executive Director, HELP of Door County Survivors of domestic abuse often feel powerless. Currently there is a bipartisan proposal in the Wisconsin State Legislature which addresses victim’s rights. It’s called Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin, and allows our state to empower victims and provide more tools to those who work with victims of […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Mayor Declares June 24 ‘Open Door Pride Day’

    Open Door Pride is proud to present their Inaugural Pride Event, celebrating the diversity of the LQBTQ community and inclusiveness of all people with a Pride Picnic from 11 am to 4 pm in Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay. In an act of vision, June 24 of 2017 has been declared Open Door Pride Day by […]

  • Sevastopol Historical Society Presents ‘The History of Lily Bay’ June 26

    The Sevastopol Historical Society will present “The History of Lily Bay” on June 26, 7 pm, at Sevastopol Town Hall. Come learn about the saw mill, shipping operations, fishing and the box factory production that took place at this busy port and hamlet. Hap Smith will be the featured speaker along with a few others […]

  • Washington Island Yacht Club to Hold Picnic July 9

    The Washington Island Yacht Club (WIYC) under the leadership of Commodore Gary Delzell and the Board of Directors held strategic planning meetings last year. The outcomes of those meetings are the new Vision of Fellowship – Recreation – Service and mission statement: Creating Fellowship through social, recreational, and service activities on the Island and waters […]

  • HELP Of Door County Receives WPS Foundation Grant

    The Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Foundation is pleased to announce a $3,200 grant in support of HELP Of Door County Inc.’s TLP (Temporary Living Program). Lynn Kroll, grant administrator for the WPS Foundation, stated, “We are making this contribution because we believe HELP of Door County benefits our community and because we have a long […]

  • Kewaunee County Health Department Raises Lyme Disease Awareness with Posted Signs

    Summer is approaching and the Kewaunee County Public Health Department is working to increase awareness on Lyme disease by hanging up signs provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on local nature trails and at parks. The health department has seen a steady uptick in the tick-borne illness in recent years. The […]

  • Catholic Writer Visits Champion Shrine for ‘Marian Pilgrimage’ Book

    Marge Fenelon, author of When’s God Gonna Call Me Back? and Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom, will visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion on June 23. Here is the start of a journey that will take Fenelon to nine different Marian pilgrimage sites across the […]

  • Door County Selected to Receive Accessible Transportation Community Initiative Grant

    Door County was among 10 communities selected to receive the Accessible Transportation Community Initiative (ATCI) grant offered by Easterseals Project Action Consulting (ESPAC), the consulting arm of Easterseals, Inc. Door-Tran is committed to finding affordable, available, and accessible transportation for Door County residents. “Research has been an intricate and ongoing project of Door-Tran and this […]

  • Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Sets Up ‘Blessing Box’ with Food, Household Goods

    A Blessing Box was recently set up at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. The Blessing Box combines the Little Free Library with a food pantry, resulting in a freestanding wooden box under the motto: “Take what you need. Bring what you can. Above all, be blessed.” Church members and the community may […]

  • Southern Door Schools Receive 3D Printers from GE Additive Education Program

    Southern Door is one of 400 schools in the nation that will receive 3D printing resources as a part of a grant received from the GE Additive Education Program. Committed to developing pipelines of future talent in additive manufacturing around the world, GE will send the high school a desktop polymer printer package which includes […]

  • USDA Accepting Applications for Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Acting Deputy Undersecretary Roger Glendenning recently announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to help socially disadvantaged agricultural producers and rural business owners. “These grants help ensure that rural business owners have what they need to succeed in today’s competitive, global economy,” Glendenning said. “According to the U.S. […]

  • NWTC Students Conducting Scientific Research on Retroviruses

    Research students at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) hope their work will make a difference in the fight against HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). This is first time in Wisconsin that students from a technical college are conducting scientific research. Four NWTC research students are spending the summer in the most high-tech lab in northeast Wisconsin, […]

  • Featured Pet: Lily

    Lily is a sweet 15-year-old senior cat who came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) after her owner was no longer able to care for her. She has a beautiful coat of short brown fur with grey stripes and some tabby markings, too. Although Lily is pretty shy, especially around a lot of people […]

  • Parallel 44 Celebrates 10 Years of Frozen Tundra Wine

    This year marks the 10th year that Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery has been producing wines on the Frozen Tundra. To celebrate this milestone Parallel 44 is holding a 10-Year Anniversary Celebration on July 8, 12 – 6 pm. The winery is located outside of Kewaunee, between Green Bay and Door County. Sample locally grown […]

  • Mother-Daughter Duo Introduce Bellasia Tea and Book

    Bellasia Tea, a new business inspired by a mother and daughter’s love of fairy tales, is transporting tea drinkers to a fairytale realm, where wizards, fairies and dragons roam, with just a sip of a magical brew. Bellasia Tea medleys are inspired by the teas in a storybook created by Mercedes Wadkins and Sara Coat, […]

  • Pulse Price Report: June 20, 2017

    Crop prices (June 20) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.25 -0.60 $3.85 New-Crop Corn $3.38 -0.66 $3.90 Soybeans $8.58 -0.86 $10.89 New-Crop Soybeans $8.68 -0.85 $10.84 Wheat (SRW) $3.92 -0.80 $4.21 New-Crop Wheat (SRW) $3.82 -0.85 N/A   Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn […]

  • Björklunden Hosts Seminar on Bias In Human Belief June 25-30

    From June 25-30, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering “And We Thought We Were Thinking Rationally: Recognizing the Biases that Shape Human Experience” with Roger Johnson. This seminar takes place at Björklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor. During the past 25 years psychologists have developed a deeper understanding of the role of biases (mental shortcuts) […]

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    Server Of The Week: Aron Greenwood @ Morning Glory Restaurant

    If you are going out for breakfast and need to eat Stop at Morning Glory and you’re in for a treat! Aron, a cute little waitress comes by to take your order and leaves you with a smile “I’ll be right back with coffee if you like” The rest will take a little while but […]

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    Asleep at the Wheel Joins Dale Watson for DCA Double-Bill June 26

    On June 26 at 8 pm, pioneering Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel will join rockabilly honky-tonker Dale Watson for a rollicking double-bill at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek. Ray Benson founded Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel in West Virginia more than 40 years ago. Now an eight-piece band based […]

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    Musical Survey Performed A Capella By The Collegium Ladyes June 24

    A concert titled “Inward Joys Arise: Songs of Love, Joy and Peace” will be held June 24, 7 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The Collegium Ladyes spring concert features a mix of music, from medieval and Renaissance pieces to Shaker songs, as well as rounds, chants and hymns from Spain, Estonia and elsewhere. The […]

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    Cheers!: Please Pass My Raspberry Beret

    After a foggy morning, the sun poked out by midday and it felt like the first day of summer, even though the actual first day of summer was still a few weeks away. I hopped on my bike, spun around the village and worked up a mighty thirst. I knew even before I pointed my […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: June 23, 2017

    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? “A hipster ice bucket is probably a really small Yeti cooler.” “I felt so bad for that dog. It was so ugly.” […]

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    Strawberry Season: Tips for Successful Picking

    In late June, pints of strawberries start showing up on the counter at home. When I was little, mom would slice them in half and put sugar on them. I can still see the sugar, as the juice from the strawberries would erase its granular texture. As time goes on, consumption habits change. Sugar was […]

  • Framed: Door County Beer Festival

    Thunderstorms made way for wispy clouds and blue skies during the 6th annual Door County Beer Festival in Baileys Harbor on June 17. The festival featured more than 180 beers from 58 breweries across the U.S.

  • A New Glimpse of the Past at Alexander Noble House

    It will be Christmas all summer long in Fish Creek this year, at least at the Alexander Noble House. Now open for the season, the Greek revival house built by one of Fish Creek’s founding fathers is now home to this year’s A Glimpse of the Past exhibit, portraying domestic life in Fish Creek at […]

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    Historical Chenille Bedspreads Exhibit Looking For Loaners

    What started as a donation of several old linens to the Door County Historical Society for its annual Heritage Village Rummage Sale will be featured as an exhibit titled Chenille Bedspreads during September 2017. While sorting through the donated assortment of chenille bedspreads, a volunteer commented with enthusiasm, “Wouldn’t it make a neat exhibit?” The […]

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    Jack Williams To Play CD Release Show At Woodwalk June 30

    Veteran songwriter, acclaimed musician and storyteller Jack Williams will play a CD release show at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor on June 30 at 7 pm. Williams is touring in support of his new CD, Far Away, Long Ago. He refers to the record as “old wine in new bottles,” as it features songs that […]

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    Door County Adventure Center’s Youth Summer Camps Almost Full

    There are still a few spaces available in Door County Adventure Center’s youth summer camp programs. Camp Confidence runs in two sessions. Younger campers will experience a day camp from 8 am to 12 pm and enjoy a unique variety of activities at the Team Leadership Center in Sturgeon Bay. This includes paddleboarding, zip lining […]

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    Midsummer’s Music Season Continues With ‘From The Heart’

    Door County’s Midsummer’s Music continues its 2017 festival season with the From the Heart program, featuring music by Wilhelm Braun, Ernst Naumann, and Antonín Dvořák. The three works on this program all possess a kind of heartfelt, homebred sentiment that is honest and forthright without being overly sentimental. They seem to suggest inner feelings rather […]

  • Eric Lewis, Memphis Musicians Come Together ‘Before The Last Time’

    Eric Lewis has a penchant for doing things with friends. On June 15, Lewis held a CD release concert at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek for his newest album, Before the Last Time, an ode to the traditions spanning country, rock, folk and bluegrass. Lewis, known for his trips up to Door County […]

  • Manners Matter: ‘Parenting’ Others’ Children

     Dear Mary Pat, I am a mother of two young children. This weekend we spent time at the playground, where many other children were playing. A few of the older kids started playing catch with a softball just a few feet down from where toddlers were sitting down and playing. The whole situation made me […]

  • Peninsula Players Presents Baby Shower Bombshell of Epic Proportions

    Playwright Steven Peterson was inspired to write a shocking romantic-comedy-drama when he first learned of the “gender reveal” trend of expectant parents eager to learn and share the gender of their baby in creative ways. The reveal often involves the revelation of pink or blue elements: frosting via cake cutting, balloons hidden in a box, […]

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    Dead Horses Play Woodwalk June 23

    Woodwalk Concert Series welcomes the band Dead Horses on June 23 at 7 pm. Since forming in 2010, Milwaukee-based folk band Dead Horses have cultivated a soulful roots sensibility well beyond their years due in part to the powerful musical and literary force that is their frontwoman and songwriter, Sarah Vos. Raised on Bible hymns […]

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    Leftover Salmon Joined by Secret Sisters At DCA July 1

    On July 1 at 8 pm, jamgrass band Leftover Salmon will team up with tight-harmony duo The Secret Sisters for another extraordinary double-bill at DCA. For the past quarter-century, progressive bluegrass jam band Leftover Salmon has established itself as one of the great purveyors of Americana music, drawing deeply from the wells of rock, folk, […]

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    Baileys Harbor Independence Celebrations July 3-4

    This year a ton of activities are planned for the 166th Baileys Harbor Independence Day Celebration, July 3 & 4, including horseback riding, food, drinks and live music. There will be two days of the arts & crafts fair, a pancake breakfast, Strawberry Fest at the Town Hall, pony rides, a parade and fireworks. The […]

  • Isherwood: The Van

    Tom and I were friends, the original fault for this was Vietnam. We were both elderly at the time of that war, the advanced age of 23 and 25, respectively. Both of us medics in the service of our much-mistaken Uncle Sam. Tom was in patient care, I a housekeeping medic, also sanitation, surgical cleanup, […]

  • Trivia: What Are The Five “Big Cats” That Comprise The Genus ‘Panthera’?

    Question: What are the five “big cats” that comprise the genus Panthera? Answer: Lion, Tiger, Jaguar, Leopard and Snow Leopard

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    Child’s Play In Ephraim Offers July Children’s Activities

    With a different theme each week, Child’s Play offers excitement and learning through crafts, stories and games. This program, a collaboration between the Ephraim Historical Foundation and the Ephraim branch of the Door County Library, features a variety of fun topics for kids in 2017. Child’s Play begins at 10 am on June 29, with […]

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    Local Film ‘June Falling Down’ Premieres June 29 at DCA

    On June 29 at 8 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present the public premiere of the Door County-based, festival-favorite film June Falling Down. This feature film set in Door County tells the story of a young woman returning home for her best friend’s wedding, which happens to coincide with the one-year anniversary of her […]

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    Janet Planet Trio Plays Peg Eagan June 25

    The Janet Planet Jazz Trio will take the stage at Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) on June 25 at 7 pm in Egg Harbor. Janet Planet has been paying her dues and studying the craft of singing for more than two decades, steadily building a career that began with a high school talent show […]

  • Behind the Lens of Wildlife Photographer John Van Den Brandt

    John Van Den Brandt and his wife, Jean, had been stalking a leopard through the thick brush of Kenya at dawn when the scene was set for his most memorable photograph. The couple and their guide had been following the notoriously reclusive animal through thick brush, catching only small glimpses here and there, when Van […]

  • Funeral Expense Mailer May Be Scam

    Door County residents have been receiving official-looking envelopes with a post-paid card inside that promises to reveal to those who return the card the information to qualify for “a state-regulated life insurance program” that will provide up to $35,000 “for your final expenses.” The envelope, with a rendering of what appears to be a government […]

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    Door to Nature: Native Wild Orchids

    It is thought by many that orchids are to the plant kingdom as man is to the animal kingdom, at the very top. Some botanists list as many as 30,000 or more species of orchids in the world, roughly 10 percent of all flowering plants. The native orchids of late May and June are a […]