Peninsula Pulse June 28-July 5, 2019

In this issue

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra Owns It

    Is there anything finer than a big band firing on all cylinders? In case you haven’t heard one in a while, let me answer that for you – no, there is not. The Glenn Miller Orchestra proved that Saturday night at the Door Community Auditorium. Wow! What a band. Five reed players, four trombonists, four […]

  • Martinez Studio Marks 25 Years with Fiesta

    Martinez Studio is celebrating 25 years in Jacksonport with a fiesta on July 6, 3-7 pm. Attend to celebrate the reach and growth that Martinez patrons have fostered, and enjoy Wence’s mama’s Oaxacan tacos, libations and plenty of hugs. Since the last fiesta five years ago, the studio has achieved many things: two PBS profiles; […]

  • Cappaert Contemporary Gallery Celebrates Fifth Season

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery ( will host an opening reception to celebrate its fifth season in Door County on July 6, 4-8 pm. Refreshments will be served. Ceramic artist Dale Keller will be doing a demonstration on his potter’s wheel during the reception.  A trip to Taiwan inspired Keller’s recent works: He visited the National Palace […]

  • Idea Gallery Showcases Richard Taylor Sculptures

    The contemporary-art Idea Gallery will highlight new works by renowned sculptor Richard Taylor, whose work has been commissioned in almost every major U.S. city. Taylor will have six new sculptures behind the gallery and many in the main gallery. Idea Gallery, 6551 County Road T in West Jacksonport, is open daily, 11 am – 5 […]

  • Contemporary Quilts by Pat Kroth at Bazyli

    Bazyli Studio Wearable Art Gallery in Baileys Harbor is exhibiting the contemporary art quilts of Verona, Wisconsin, fiber artist Pat Kroth, whose quilts have been featured in many national and international exhibitions.  Kroth creates fragment-collage quilts composed of tiny pieces of fiber, trapped threads and found objects. Using hand-painting, dyeing and other surface-design techniques, she […]

  • Artzy Studio Features Crane Sculptures

    Wisconsin sculptor Tom Nelson – the son of renowned metal sculptor Ellis Nelson – began creating his own large, metal works of art in 1990. He now creates sculptures for collectors and commercial firms and recently made 12 eight-foot-tall metal cranes for a Wisconsin restaurant. He’s also known for his cranes made from old shovels and […]

  • Turtle Ridge Adds Space for New Artwork

    There’s something special about traveling to Turtle Ridge Gallery. When you’re there, some of the best parts of Door County come together: the arts and nature. The gallery is somewhat secluded from the already secluded Ellison Bay, settled about one mile down Mink River Road. Arriving at the gallery, you’ll notice a serene quiet and […]

  • A Tasting-Menu Tour at HEIST

    HEIST, the new “modern tavern” in Sturgeon Bay, is the result of a meeting of the minds among partners Ryan Castelaz, Cait Caccio and Kindred DeGutis. Bringing their various strengths and separate visions to the table to launch the business has been an undertaking involving lots of negotiation, compromise and collective decision-making, but on opening […]

  • Adopt a Soldier Pancake Breakfast

    Adopt A Soldier Door County ( will host its annual pancake breakfast Aug. 3, 7-11 am. The all-you-can-eat breakfast, held at the Sturgeon Bay fire station, will feature auction items and entertainment by Cristy Christensen and John Iverson, Last Man Standing at 9 am, and Sara Lautenbach leading the national anthem at 9:30 am. Members […]

  • French Cookbook Author Teaches at Savory Spoon

    Join Angela J. Reed – who writes the Parisienne Farmgirl blog, is the author of From France to the Farm, and produces the weekly YouTube show Everyday Château – at Ellison Bay’s Savory Spoon Cooking School for From France to the Farm. It’s a new course offered on July 10 and 17 that will take you from […]

  • What’s Buzzin’, Door County?

    Although National Pollinators Week focused special attention on pollinators last week, many Door County business owners and farmers celebrate pollinators (especially bees!) every day.  According to the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, about 75 percent of all flowering-plant species need animals to move their pollen grains from plant to plant for fertilization. Worldwide, approximately 1,000 […]

  • Still Swinging!

    Glenn Miller Orchestra to play hits and rarities at DCA show In 1939, the Glenn Miller Orchestra scored an incredible 17 Top 10 hits. Then the band topped that in 1940 with 31 Top 10 hits, and it was named the top recording artist in the country for the first of three consecutive years. There […]

  • Live Music for Independence Week

    The Fourth of July always has a way of sneaking up on us, and it’s a reminder that the summer is flying by faster than we’d hope. Still, it offers a time to relax and celebrate in the midst of a busy time. What better way to do so than by seeking out live music? […]

  • The Pearl of Door County Is Home for ‘Soul Curious’

    Housed in an airy room in Sturgeon Bay’s Fairfield Building, naturally lit, and lined with colorful art, flags and crystals, the Pearl of Door County is a new venue offering classes in yoga, meditation, medicinal herbs, moon circles, nature immersion and chakra balancing. This past Saturday, the Pearl welcomed the community to a grand-opening celebration […]

  • Golf League Results: June 28, 2019

    ALPINE  Alpine Women’s Golf League June 18, 2019 Event: Low score on #1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 • Winners: Flight 1: Mary Aiken 24, Flight 2: Jeanine Bresnahan 29, Flight 3: Patti Hedeen, Elaine Penpek 33 • Low scores: Flight 1: Mary Aiken 43, Flight 2: Charlene Scher 51, Flight 3: Elaine Penpek 60 • Low putts: […]

  • Review: ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’

    During the reign of the first Queen Elizabeth, William Shakespeare entertained his compatriots with a series of plays about the history of England, including two plays dealing with the sad life and troubled times of King Henry IV.  In the process, he created probably the greatest comic character in English literature, Sir John Falstaff, also […]

  • Hook, Line and Sinker: Fishing Success Requires Nothing Fancy

    Growing up with a fishing pole in one hand and a net in the other, I didn’t need the latest study to tell me that relaxing outdoors and being close to nature were the primary reasons why many people fished, or that folks who participate in outdoor recreation are often more satisfied with life. For […]

  • Optimize Your Fourth of July Celebrations

    The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and as always, there are plenty of activities to attend. But which ones should you go to? Hey, here’s an idea: Why not hit all of them? During a recent Peninsula Pulse meeting when the team was discussing Independence Day content, we tossed around an idea […]

  • REVIEW: Dianna Hunter’s ‘Wild Mares’

    Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer You were going to change the world. It’s true that you were one small voice – just one person with a vision – but you were sure it could be done. You were going to change the world, one corner at a time – starting with the one you called home. And […]

  • By the Numbers: Iran

    3 The percentage of its GDP that Iran spent on its military. 4 Iran’s ranking for the amount of proven crude-oil reserves – 158.4 billion barrels. 5 Iran’s ranking in volume among petroleum-producer states, which amounts to 4.1 million barrels a day. 17 The number of women who won parliamentary seats in 2016, making it […]

  • New Rescue Boat Blessed

    At a ceremony for the new Gibraltar Fire and Rescue boat – held the morning of June 22 in Fish Creek’s Clark Park – Gibraltar Fire Chief Andy Bertges expressed amazement that the boat was fully funded through donations large and small. He thanked the community for its support, adding that it inspires the department to […]

  • Reps in the News: State Budget Support, Education, Medicaid

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens put his support behind the 2019-21 state budget that was passed by the Wisconsin State Assembly. “The budget approved by the Assembly and Gov. Tony Evers’ proposed budget have a lot in common in terms of the priorities for helping all our residents across the state,” Kitchens said. “I strongly […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You for Keeping Door2Door Rolling

    Thank you to the Door County Board of Supervisors for taking the action you did [recently] and approving a continuation of the Door2Door transportation system we have today. Thank you for funding it from unassigned reserve funds by creating a Transportation Fund to operate for the next 3 years, 2020-2023, and for approving a transportation […]

  • Eagle Harbor Inn Celebrates 25 Years

    Craig “Nedd” and Natalie Neddersen are celebrating their 25th year of owning the year-round Eagle Harbor Inn. Their tenure as proprietors is the longest in the resort’s legacy of Door County hospitality. The Neddersens purchased Eagle Harbor Inn while living in Kona, Hawaii, and working in big resort hotels while they raised their two young […]

  • A Legacy of Environmental Stewardship at The Clearing

    by Mike Schneider, Executive Director, The Clearing Jens Jensen, who founded The Clearing Folk School in 1935, may not have been familiar with the term “environmental stewardship,” but he certainly practiced it on these 128 acres, as well as in many other places, during his long career. Although best known for his ground-breaking, Prairie-style landscape-design […]

  • State News: Supreme Court Strips Power from State Schools Leader

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a conservative advocacy group in a case that will shift oversight of some school policies from the state schools superintendent to the governor.  The court ruled 4-2 in the case that began when Gov. Tony Evers was state schools superintendent and former Gov. Scott Walker was […]

  • Cover Crops Harvested Early

    Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, one of the country’s largest dairy co-ops, applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to allow farmers to harvest cover crops early as they work to ensure adequate livestock feed supplies. After hearing members’ concerns, Edge raised the issue with the USDA’s Risk Management Agency in a letter last month. […]

  • Original Jellystone Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary

    Door County campground was the start of international franchise. At least a dozen families with three generations of Door County Jellystone Park campers are expected to attend the park’s 50th-anniversary celebration the weekend of June 28-30. “We’re going to have an anniversary cake for all campers, a DJ dance, two special parades, professional fireworks and […]

  • Municipal Meetings: July 1-3

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: July 2 – common council, 7 pm. County of Door: July 2 – Veterans Service Commission, 11 am; Veterans Service Council, 1 pm. Town of Gibraltar: July 3 – town board, 7 pm. Town of Jacksonport: July 1 – Parks Committee, 7 pm. Town of Liberty Grove: July 3 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Kindness of Neighbors

    Two weeks ago I had gotten about half way finished with cutting my lawn and then, “bang!” It’s that awful noise you hear when you know you’ve just had a break down. A belt had slipped off my mower deck and I wasn’t driving anymore. Not being a handy man I took it over to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: White Clover Drive a Success

    AMVETS Post 51 Sturgeon Bay would like to thank the residents of Sturgeon Bay, Door County and visitors who helped make AMVETS White clover Drive a great success. Thank you again. AMVETS Post 51 also would like to thank Econo Foods and Pic ’N Save for being very accommodating for the AMVETS White Clover Drive. […]

  • News from This Week’s Past: Fourth of July Celebration, Buggy Wreck, Fatal Death

    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 25, 1875 TORNADO MILL BURNED. – The Tornado mill, belonging to Scofield, Leathem & Co., was entirely destroyed by fire last Wednesday. Fire was first […]

  • Door County Historical Society Hosts Restoration Roundtable

    The Door County Historical Society will host its yesteryear program Restoration Roundtable on June 29, 1 pm, in the Vignes School at the Heritage Village, 2041 Michigan St., at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay.  Dennis Statz and Henry Isaksen will lead an open discussion and Q&A session about the essential aspects of restoring old […]

  • Door to Nature: Is That an Oriole or a Redstart?

    One of the most trusting and inquisitive songbirds that more people should come to know might rival even the American robin in numbers in our state. The male of this small, chickadee-sized bird has fooled many a novice birdwatcher into thinking they were seeing a miniature Baltimore oriole. Instead, they were seeing the American redstart. […]

  • Sister Bay Shopko Closes Doors

    Employees join effort to gain severance pay from private-equity owners The doors at Sister Bay’s Shopko closed for the final time at 6 pm Sunday, but that didn’t stop people from driving into the parking lot, hoping it was open. But no. All that remained was a mostly empty store and a group of employees […]

  • Letter to the Editor: MILK Act Facts

    Per your recent coverage of the Milk In Lunches for Kids (MILK) Act sponsored by Senators Ron Johnson and Pat Toomey, their rationale explaining skim milk as the reason that “milk consumption has notably declined in schools across the country” does not correspond with the facts. As noted by Fox News (June 8, 2018,, […]

  • Developers Crucial to Solving Attainable Housing Crisis

    by Jim Schuessler, Executive Director, Door County Economic Development Corporation In February, the results of Door County’s Housing Analysis were released, and to the surprise of nearly no one, it showed a significant need for workforce (attainable), senior and seasonal housing. This study provided data about the units needed both now and in the near […]

  • A Holiday for Small Towns

    A friend of mine who moved to Chicago once told me, “The Fourth of July is a holiday best spent in a small town.” I didn’t get what he meant until I moved away to Chicago, where I had always assumed the celebrations were bigger and better. But the local traditions – and the joy […]

  • Egg Harbor Historical Society Hosts Third Summer Program

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society’s third summer program – to be held July 1, 3 pm, at the Kress Pavilion – will focus on the development of the Egg Harbor Township. Although the Town of Egg Harbor was established in 1861, the Village of Egg Harbor didn’t come about until 1964. The program will discuss the development […]

  • Letter to the Editor: An Open Letter to My Councilwoman

    You were elected to office in April 2018 and frankly I am very disappointed in your performance. You frequently proclaim you are working for the taxpayers/citizens of the 4th district, but your actions suggest you are working only for the NBDH; Friends of Westside; SBHS group. I offer as evidence the following: In July 2018 […]

  • Action Realtors Receive Million and Multi-Million Dollar Status

    Dean Dvorak of Action Realty in Sturgeon Bay presented 2018 awards to Ken Beutler and Julie Henkel for Multi-Million-Dollar Status, Markus Tassoul for Million-Dollar Status, and the Sue Shortall and Lori Flick Team for Multi-Million-Dollar Status.

  • Kewaunee Food Pantry Receives Donation

    The Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge, the Sturgeon Bay Order of the Eastern Star and the Wisconsin Masonic Foundation have donated $700 to support the Kewaunee County Food Pantry. Through efforts such as the annual Steamboat Dinner and matching funds from the Wisconsin Masonic Fund, the organizations raise money and choose local organizations to support each […]

  • Benefit Concert Raises Money for Door-Tran

    Don Kuehn, with the help of the band Rocker, hosted his eighth annual benefit concert May 26 at Institute Saloon. He also asked Catholic Financial Life to do a charity match and chose Door-Tran as the recipient.  The event raised more than $600 to support Door-Tran’s vehicle-repair grant program, which has served almost 35 households […]

  • Nsight Teleservices Award Six Scholarships

    Nsight Telservices is awarding $1,000 scholarships to six graduating high school seniors from across its service area. MaCayla Moore of Southern Door High School was one of the recipients. “Community involvement is a core value of our business,” said Cindy Durand, Nsight’s director of public affairs, “and our scholarship application focuses on students going above […]

  • Cholesterol Screenings Offered by Public Health Dept.

    The Door County Public Health Department will offer cholesterol screenings by appointment only on July 30. Results include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, glucose and triglycerides. The cost is $35. Participants must fast for 12 hours before the test. Call Casey at 746.2255 to schedule an appointment.

  • Legal Aid Celebrates Anniversary at Uncork Summer

    The Legal Aid Society of Door County (LAS) celebrated its 30th anniversary with its first appearance at the Uncork Summer festival on June 22. Participation was part of LAS’s goal to expand its service area to Northern Door County and Washington Island. LAS provides legal services to low-income families and individuals, helping with matters such […]

  • Lightning Safety Tips from Kewaunee Emergency Management

    Wisconsin’s Lightning Safety Awareness Day was June 25, and Kewaunee County Emergency Management (KCEM) is encouraging everyone to learn more about the dangers of lightning and what steps they should take to remain safe.  “When thunder roars, go indoors,” advised KCEM Director Tracy Nollenberg. “Lightning strikes can kill or seriously injure a person in the […]

  • 66th Annual Fly-in Fish Boil on July 20

    The Washington Island Lions Club will host its 66th annual Fly-in Whitefish Boil July 20. Fly in, boat in, motorcycle in or walk in to the Washington Island Airport, where pilots may camp for free under their plane. Food will be served 11 am – 1 pm. There will be music, free hayrides, hot dogs […]

  • Coffee Club for Women on July 10

    Local Edward Jones ( financial adviser Tara Pierre will host a coffee club for women on July 10, 8 am, at GLAS Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay, to provide education on financial market topics. Seating may be limited. To reserve your spot, call Pierre’s office at 920.746.0781.

  • Biking for Babies Starting at Lady of Good Help

    The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help will be the starting point for the northern route of the July 7 Biking for Babies ( event. Biking for Babies is an apostolate dedicated to renewing the culture of life and raising awareness and funds for pregnancy-resource centers. “The Biking for Babies program provides tremendous […]

  • DCHS Feature Pet: Yoda

    Considering that he’s a legendary Jedi master, it’s no surprise that in the presence of Yoda, you’ll find yourself in a nonstop petting trance. Yoda is an affectionate, handsome seven-year-old who is available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. He loves everyone he meets and rolls over for belly rubs. […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Native Takes Command of Carrier Strike Group

    Rear Adm. Paul Schlise relieved Rear Adm. John Meier as commander of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 during a ceremony aboard the CSG’s flagship, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, on June 21. Meier will next report as commander of Naval Warfare Development Command in Norfolk, Virginia.  Schlise comes to CSG-10 following a tour as the […]

  • Updates from Coordinated Community Response

    by Anni Lampert, Advocate at HELP of Door County and Co-coordinator of the Door County Coordinated Community Response Team May 21: Training on Strangulation and Suffocation with Miriam Falk It’s a thing, folks. Strangulation is one of the most effective ways one person can exert coercive control over another. It conveys in very plain terms, […]

  • Servers of the Week: Hazel, Jordy, and Higgins

    You’ll find Door County’s friendliest “barktenders” welcoming guests at White Cottage Red Door in Fish Creek. Hazel, Jordy and Higgins take their job very seriously, making sure customers get their dog fix while they shop and happily posing for photos and selfies. As you can see, they really love the camera, and they cannot wait […]

  • Manners Matter: Children in Restaurants

    Dear Mary Pat, I manage a restaurant that is a little more upscale. We do not have a lot of children who dine with us; it’s mainly couples without their kids. Every now and then, someone brings a newborn in a carrier, and the baby – nine times out of 10 – sleeps peacefully through dinner. There […]

  • Framed: Music Ahoy!

    The Peninsula Pulse’s artistic director, Ryan Miller, sets sail during One Barrel Brewing Company’s Yacht Rock Night on June 22. Photo by Jim Lundstrom.

  • Clarizio Releases First Novel in Crime & Passion Series

    USA Today bestselling author Valerie J. Clarizio released her newest book, The Code Enforcer – the first in her Crime and Passion Stalk City Halls series – on June 25. Having been made the laughingstock of her hometown by her cheating former fiancé, Investigator Markie Pearson has sworn off overly confident, good-looking men. When Bryce […]

  • Clean Boats Blitz July 3-7

    Department of Natural Resources staff, volunteers and regional Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) partners will be at boat launches statewide July 3-7 for the Clean Boats, Clean Waters Landing Blitz. This year, Wisconsin’s effort is part of a larger Great Lakes regional event taking place June 28 through July 7. “This is the first time that […]

  • Invasive Species Archive Updated

    Citizens who report wild chervil and other invasive species are contributing to a comprehensive database that’s helping to detect new invasive species so resources can be directed to control them quickly. The Invasive Species Archive uses new technology to combine data from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), federal agencies, university researchers and citizen scientists […]

  • North Shore Hosts Pet-supply Collection

    North Shore Bank has partnered with the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus to host the Paws and Claws pet-supply collection until July 6 at the Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay bank branches. In addition to dropping off supplies, community members are encouraged to take loose change, the total amount of which North Shore […]

  • Hearing on Back 40 Mine

    The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy held a hearing on the proposed Back 40 Mine in Stephenson, Michigan, on June 25. Sixty people spoke: 49 against the mine for the potential degradation of the fishing, camping and water-sports industries; and 11 in favor of the mine for its ability to bring jobs […]

  • Evers Administration Proposes New Groundwater Quality Standards

    The world’s most ubiquitous weed killer, Glyphosate – known commercially as Roundup – was added to a list of 27 substances that have been determined to be a threat to public health. The proposed limits announced recently mark the first time in a decade that the state’s groundwater standards have been updated. The recommended enforcement standard […]

  • Salary or Per Diem? County board deciding how it will be paid

    The Door County Board of Supervisors is wrestling with how it gets paid. At its June 25 meeting, supervisors heard county Administrator Ken Pabich’s plan for a salaried payment system. The supervisors are currently paid on a per diem basis, meaning they are paid only when they’re “on the clock” for county business, including portal-to-portal […]

  • Sister Bay Shuttle Returns June 29

    Sister Bay is taking another shot at providing free shuttle service for visitors and workers to get around the increasingly popular village core. A 14-passenger shuttle will begin service June 29 and continue running Thursday through Saturday through Aug. 31. After Labor Day, the bus will run only on Friday and Saturday through mid-October. Sister […]

  • June 26 Northern Door Volleyball Standings

    June 19 Results Blue Horse 2, Maxwell’s House 0Roots 3, Camp David 0PC Junction 3, Maxwell’s House 0Boathouse 3, Door County Brewing 0Husby’s 3, Blue Horse 0PC Junction 1, Boathouse 2Maxwell’s House 3, Nicolet 0 Standings As of June 19 PC Junction 16-2     Boathouse 16-2Husby’s 13-2 Roots Inn & Kitchen 9-9Blue Horse 5-9 Maxwell’s House 3-11Door […]

  • June 26 Men’s Softball Standings and Results

    Week Four  Standings  Birmingham’s 3-0Kitty’s 3-0Hibbards Creek 2-1Greystone team 1 2-1Brick Lot 1-2Greystone team 2 1-2Marchants 0-3Poh’s 0-3 Results Greystone team 2 2, Brick Lot 7Home Runs: Ryan Lauscher 1 Kitty’s 14, Poh’s 5Home Runs: Kye Will, Brian LaRoche 1Greystone team 1 9, Marchants 5Home Runs: Tom Sawyer, Tony Bley and Kordell Draves 1Hibbards Creek 5, […]

  • Door County League Baseball Standings (June 23)

    June 21 Results Institute 8, Baileys Harbor 19 June 23 Results Egg Harbor 4, West Jacksonport 0Sister Bay 9, Kolberg 8Maplewood 7, Washington Island 5 Standings Egg Harbor 6-1Sister Bay 6-1Washington Island 3-3West Jacksonport 3-3Institute 2-4Kolberg 2-4Maplewood 2-4Baileys Harbor 1-5 Schedule June 30, 1:30 pmInstitute @ KolbergMaplewood @ West JacksonportEgg Harbor @ Washington Island Sister Bay […]

  • Hey Hey 5K Prices Increase July 1

    Time is running out to sign up for the Sept. 28 Hey Hey 5K at the lowest price of the year. Register for the race before July 1 for just $30. The run starts and ends at Door County Brewing Co. Taproom and Music Hall on the morning of the Autumnfest celebration in Baileys Harbor. […]

  • A July Fourth Tradition: The Hairpin Run

    For more than a thousand runners, the Fourth of July starts the same way each year: with a grueling climb up the Fish Creek hill for the start of the Hairpin Run.  The 5K run is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Friends of Gibraltar, and it has become a tradition for plenty […]

  • 2019 Independence Day Celebrations

    JULY 3 Kewaunee, Lakehaven Hall 12-9 pm: Muskrat City Sportsmen will serve hamburgers, brats and hot dogs. Fried cod, walleye, perch and combo plates will be available at 4 pm. Beverages will also be available. All proceeds will go to scholarship funds and educational programs. 3-6 pm: Performance by The Notables 3-9 pm: Kids’ games, […]

  • ‘A Night at the Opera’ Will Be One to Remember

    Classic Albums Live will re-create Queen’s iconic album A Night at the Opera note for note and cut for cut at the Door Community Auditorium on July 3, 8 pm. Widely regarded as Queen’s greatest album, A Night at the Opera brought the world the unforgettable songs “You’re My Best Friend” and “Love of My […]

  • Birch Creek’s Symphony Season Begins July 3

    Music will fill the air at Birch Creek on July 3 when the Symphony Session’s opening night stars Burton Concerto Competition winners Jonathan Bass (piano) of Washington Island and Gabe Roethle (violin) of Rockford, Illinois.  The music of Barber and Rachmaninoff will flow into the patriotic tunes of John Philip Sousa and John Williams during […]

  • ‘Heavenly Harp’ at Shepherd of the Bay July 1

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 11836 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay, will present Heavenly Harp on July 1, 7 pm. Karin Gunderson and Amanda Pace will take the audience on a heart-touching journey as they weave elegant harp music and vocal harmonies with true stories of God’s surprising presence in encounters with heaven, miracles, […]

  • Trios and Quintets the Focus of Midsummer’s Music’s Next Series

    Midsummer’s Music will presents a series of concerts dedicated to the piano trios of Felix Mendelssohn and Robert and Clara Schumann June 29 through July 7. Featured Midsummer’s Music musicians include violinist David Perry, cellist Walter Preucil and pianist Jeannie Yu. Through music and concert talks, the series will explore the fascinating intertwining of the […]

  • ‘The Dig’ Opens at TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) opens its third show of the season, The Dig, on June 27, 7:30 pm. It will run through July 20, with no show on July 4. Donations received on opening night will go to the Door County Land Trust.  Playwright Marie Kohler has been in residence, and Alexander Coddington directs the […]

  • Take a Walk with History

    The Door County Historical Museum sidewalk-stones app has been updated at Originally, 18 stations were located. Additional stones were found late last year and this spring, and more details will be added to the tour as they become known.  A Civil War veteran and member of the Union veterans’ organization, the Grand Army of […]

  • Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands’ Sunset Cruise Features Kuhns and Sawyn

    The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) are offering their fourth annual sunset cruise July 27. Cruisers will meet at Gills Rock around 5:30 pm, leave at 6:15 pm and return at 9:30 pm. Enjoy the mellow music of Jeanne Kuhns and George Sawyn, food catered by Jackson Harbor Soup, beverages and a silent […]

  • Summer Learning Continues at Crossroads

    Learning continues at Crossroads at Big Creek this summer. Crossroads is a donor-supported learning center comprising three preserves.  Beginning July 2 until mid-August, Crossroads’ summer educator, Joan Wilkie, will offer free family programs at 10 am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Meet in the Collins Learning Center.  The July 2 family program, Insect Safari, will […]

  • Peninsula State Park Naturalist-Led Kayak Trips

    See Peninsula State Park’s soaring, 150-foot bluffs from the water by joining a naturalist-led kayak trip. They take place every Friday (weather permitting), 10 am – 12 pm, starting June 28. The paddles feature the Niagara Escarpment and Green Bay ecology plus park history. The two-mile paddle is best suited for adults and kids 10 […]

  • Two-Year Anniversary Celebration at Book Corner

    The Book Corner, 401 Third Street in Algoma, is celebrating two years in business with a sale on June 28, 29 and 30, 11 am – 3 pm. Stop in to discover the mystery of the red dots! Nala, a friendly service dog, will visit June 28, 11 am – 12 pm, and you’ll receive […]

  • Bestseller List: June 16, 2019

    Trade Paperback Fiction 1. The Overstory by Richard Powers 2. There There by Tommy Orange 3. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 4. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 5. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Trade Paperback Nonfiction 1. The Mueller Report by the Washington Post 2. Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin […]

  • Cheers!: Of Pomegranates and Blushing Monks

    I passed by Blushing Monk many times, wondering why Founders Brewing Co. decided to release two raspberry-influenced beers. I love their Rubaeus. How could they improve on that? Or if not improve, what could the difference possibly be? But I can pass by with those questions only so many times before realizing there is only […]

  • ‘The Conversation Project’ Discusses End-of-Life Decisions

    The Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry ( continues its Community Health Information Programs with “The Conversation Project” on July 28, 4 pm, at Sister Bay’s First Baptist Church. The Conversation Project was launched in 2010 to bring people together to discuss end-of-life decisions and how to express individual wishes about them. Pastor Jim Honig […]

  • CBD + Yoga = COGA at Algoma’s Roots Yoga

    Roots Yoga and One Health WI are partnering to offer Algoma’s first COGA class – which is CBD and yoga – July 10 and 24, 6:30–7:30 pm, at Roots Yoga, 400 2nd St. in Algoma. Drink CBD tea – courtesy of One Health WI – to destress; then relax with guided meditation by Roots Yoga. The cost […]

  • Shannon Carney Joins The Spa at Sacred Grounds

    The Spa at Sacred Grounds is adding master trainer Shannon Carney to its staff. She brings her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification from Milwaukee where, for more than 15 years, her mission has been to teach people how to live better. She will be teaching yoga, conditioning, strength, cardio, sculpting and restorative classes and will be […]

  • Katie Dahl Launches Kickstarter Campaign for New Album

    Katie Dahl will launch a Kickstarter fundraising campaign July 14 for her new album, Wildwood, with a special double-header concert at the Jacksonport Town Hall Bakery. A 3 pm performance was added after the 7 pm performance sold out. Both concerts will feature special guests Eric Lewis, Claudia Russell, Andy Coulson, Bruce Kaplan and Rich […]

  • Steppin’ In It to Perform in Sunset Concert Series

    The prestigious American-roots band Steppin’ In It will take the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s stage for its Sunset Concert Series on June 30, 7 pm. Playing vintage instruments to create a sound that takes listeners back to the days of old-time radio, Steppin’ In It pounds out its own distinct combination of old-time country, […]

  • Ryanhood Coming to Woodwalk Concert Series

    On June 28, the Woodwalk Concert Series welcomes back the Tucson-based Ryanhood – a duo that makes the most of Cameron Hood’s rich and folky lead vocals, Ryan Green’s explosive guitar and mandolin riffs, and their tight vocal harmonies.  Ryanhood was recently named Best Group/Duo at the International Music Awards and Discovery of the Year by […]

  • Grand Scandia Golf Benefit Coming July 21

    Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village will host the Grand Scandia Golf Benefit at Peninsula State Park Golf Course on July 21, with tee-off at 12 pm. This long-standing, popular benefit outing is fun for golfers of all ages and skill levels. It includes 18 holes with a cart, big cup challenges, a golfer gift, prize packages […]

  • Free Swim and Bike Training June 29

    Green Bay Multisport and the organizers of the Door County Triathlon are putting on a free training day at Murphy Park on Saturday, June 29th. This is an excellent opportunity to work on your open water swimming and gain some familiarity with the bike course!  DATE: Saturday, June 29th LOCATION: Frank E. Murphy County Park, 7119 Bay Shore […]

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra: Still Swinging!

    Glenn Miller Orchestra to play hits and rarities at DCA show In 1939, the Glenn Miller Orchestra scored an incredible 17 Top 10 hits. Then the band topped that in 1940 with 31 Top 10 hits, and it was named the top recording artist in the country for the first of three consecutive years. There […]

  • Acclaimed Violinist to Perform on Washington Island

    An “acclaimed soloist with extraordinary abilities,” violinist Andrew Sords will perform June 27, 7:30 pm, at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center on Washington Island. Joining Sords on stage will be pianist Elizabeth DeMio and baritone Daniel Singer. Even though Sords is performing all over the world this summer, he’s excited to be playing at Trueblood […]

  • Obituary: Bernadette M. Moore

    Dec. 14, 1933 – June 23, 2019 Bernadette M. Moore, 85, of Sturgeon Bay died in Green Bay after a lengthy illness. She was born on a dairy farm in the town of Union in Southern Door County to Harvey and Palmy (Chaudoir) Jeanquart. She attended Fairland Grade School in Namur and Brussels High School through the […]

  • Obituary: Michael L. Woldt

    May 19, 1949 – June 20, 2019 Michael L. Woldt, 70, of Sturgeon Bay died at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay. He was born in Green Bay to Lawrence and Lorraine (Cunningham) Woldt. After high school, he served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971. On February 19, 2016, he married […]

  • Obituary: Katharine (Katy) Helen Ostrander

    Jan. 17, 2019 Katharine (Katy) Helen Ostrander, 94, died in Newport, Rhode Island. She was a lifelong devotee of Door County. She spent as much of her summertime as possible at her cottage in Ephraim.   She is survived by son Robert Ostrander, daughter-in-law Jennifer Ostrander, two grandchildren, and many devoted nieces and nephews. Her […]

  • Obituary: Warren Charles Tank

    Oct. 13, 1933 – June 12, 2019 Warren Charles Tank, 85, of Sturgeon Bay and formerly of Baileys Harbor, died at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF, where he had been living for the past year. He was born in Chicago, the son of Charles William Tank and Myrtle Tecla (Peterson) Tank. Warren was a graduate of Steinmetz […]