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Peninsula Pulse — June 29-July 6, 2018

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  • Weekend Primer Podcast: 4th of July Special

    4th of July is a week long event in Door County, so Andrew and Matt have you covered a day early. This is your guide to food, live music, family fun, and fireworks, so you can get the most out of Independence Day 2018.

  • Sevastopol FFA Breakfast Draws Crowd

    Representative Joel Kitchens served ham and eggs to attendees at the 37th annual Sevastopol FFA Dairy Breakfast. Ed and Debbie Staats expected 4,000 people to come to Country View Farms the morning of July 1. Proceeds from the event support scholarships for FFA students. With thousands of likely 1st Senate District voters in attendance, it […]

  • Sister Bay’s New Sales Tax Kicks in July 1

    The Premier Resort Area Tax (PRAT) that Sister Bay voters approved in February goes into effect Sunday, July 1. The 0.5 percent tax increase will bring the village sales tax rate to 6 percent. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue, which administers the program, estimated the tax increase will bring an additional $174,000 in revenue to […]

  • Debut Single from Seth Raddatz

    Door County singer/songwriter Seth Raddatz announces the release of his debut single, “Embrace the Day,” on July 3. According to Raddatz, “‘Embrace the Day’ encourages listeners to embrace every second of every day we have, wherever we are, with the people we have, the love and pain, the joy and sorrow, and try and find […]

  • Kick Off the Fourth at Fish Creek Hairpin Run

    The Hairpin Run returns to the Fourth of July fun in Fish Creek this year. After moving to the 1st last year, organizers have returned the long-running 5k race and walk to the morning of the Fourth of July. More than 1,000 runners are expected to toe the starting line at the bottom of the […]

  • ‘Chenille Bedspreads’ Exhibit

    The Door County Historical Society (DCHS) is hosting a temporary exhibit, Chenille Bedspreads: From Rummage to Treasure. The exhibit is held in the Village Chapel at the Heritage Village at Big Creek through July 14. What started as a donation of several old linens to the DCHS for its annual rummage sale evolved into a […]

  • Come Sunday at Woodwalk

    The genre-bending jazz septet, Come Sunday, brings music, ideas, and people together for the Woodwalk Gallery concert series. Come Sunday delves into rich musical traditions seeking songs with soul, be they gospel, pop, folk or jazz. The tunes emerge transformed by hearts and harmonies into a swingin’ good time, delivered by four powerful singers and […]

  • Music and Nature Come Together for ‘Songs of Nature’

    On July 6, the Friends of Peninsula State Park will host a benefit concert at the Kress Pavilion supporting additions to the Nature Center. Providing entertainment is Beth Chafey-Hon, a well known violinist, violist and composer from the area. Called “Songs of Nature,” this program will present original compositions from Chafey-Hon, paired with images of […]

  • Discounted License for First-time Fishermen

    Wisconsin’s $5 first-time buyer resident fishing license or a one-day fishing license may be just the ticket for fun for family, friends and visitors gathered for the Fourth of July holiday. The regular annual fishing license is $20 for residents. Anglers who have never purchased a fishing license – or who haven’t purchased a fishing […]

  • Maritime Museum Honors Door County Fishing

    The Death’s Door Maritime Museum hosts festivities July 4 to celebrate its new name at the Gills Rock location. A special bronze statue will be unveiled to honor northern Door County’s fishing industry and traditions. The afternoon will include free admission to the museum from 2 to 5 pm. Previously known as the Door County […]

  • County Seeking New EMS Garage on Washington Island

    The Door County Board of Supervisors and the Town of Washington Island passed good faith resolutions to continue a healthy relationship between their respective emergency services as the county looks to relocate their ambulances to a new property on the island. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich said the town allows the county to keep some […]

  • Hans Christian at Woodwalk

    Hans Christian performs July 7, 7 pm at Woodwalk Gallery. Christian’s work as a performer, producer and composer has been documented on countless recording projects since he arrived in Los Angeles from Germany in 1982. Trained as a classical cellist and a professional bassist, Christian quickly developed as a talented recording artist and record producer, […]

  • Door Shakespeare Pre-Shows

    Celebrate the legacy of William Shakespeare by gathering with friends and family for a lively and interactive pre-show discussion at Door Shakespeare. Led by artistic director Michael Stebbins, Will In The Woods allows the audience to get a bit closer to the centuries-old history and tradition of Shakespeare’s work by introducing the evening’s performance, discussing […]

  • Peninsula Players Receive Award

    Peninsula Players Theatre received a $15,000 award from The Shubert Foundation. The Shubert Foundation awarded a record total of $26.8 million to 533 not-for-profit performing arts organizations across the United States. The Shubert Foundation provides grants only to organizations that have established artistic and administrative track records, as well as a pattern of fiscal responsibility. […]

  • Ice Cream Social

    On July 7, 1-3 pm, stop by the Ephraim Moravian Church for a free ice cream social. Ice cream is donated by Wilson’s Ice Cream Parlor & Restaurant, with toppings galore donated by the Piggly Wiggly. The social also features a silent auction for a framed print of Ephraim in winter by artist Karsten Topelmann. […]

  • Harpeth Rising at Woodwalk

    Woodwalk Gallery welcomes back Harpeth Rising for a June 29 show at 7 pm. The trio of Maria Di Meglio, Michelle Younger and Jordana Greenberg are classically trained musicians who play original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet. Lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both […]

  • Everyday life, relationships examined in TAP’s Lungs

    Third Avenue Playhouse is putting on a show far unlike the many before it. Lungs, which premiered June 28, is a play by British playwright Duncan Macmillan. Cast members Nick Narcisi and Elodie Senetra tell the story of two people navigating the sometimes unclear waters of being in a relationship, and one that spans the […]

  • Crossroads to Offer Summer Family Programs

    Thanks to a grant from the MMG Foundation, Crossroads at Big Creek offers Family Programs throughout the summer so people of all ages can learn about their environment together. Summer educator Joan Wilkie will present hands-on activities for all ages each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (except July 4) at 10 am starting in the Collins […]

  • By the Numbers: The American Flag

    With the Fourth of July just around the corner, let’s take a look at flags that have flown on these shores. 13 The number of red and white stripes on the American flag. However, an act passed in January 1794 grew the number of alternating stripes to 15. 27 The number of official versions of […]

  • ‘Traveling Down the Tracks’ Yesteryear Program

    The Door County Historical Society hosts its yesteryear program “Traveling down the Tracks,” a double feature presentation on June 30, 1 pm in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The double feature combines the culture of local train history and original folk theater. Northern Sky Theater favorites Jeff Herbst […]

  • The Garden Door Announces Summer Events

      The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMG) announces the second in a series of summertime educational events celebrating their free public display garden, The Garden Door. The garden is located on the grounds of the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station. Join the DCMG in the Garden Door on July 10, 7 pm for a […]

  • Wine Fest in Sturgeon Bay

    Summer is officially here and with it comes the third annual Door County Wine Fest on June 30 at Martin Park, located at 207 S. Third Ave. Enjoy the beautiful weather and waterfront view in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Savor unlimited tasting of award-winning Door County wines from eight local wineries, paired with complimentary cheese and […]

  • Working Group to Decide on Forestville Millpond Plan

    At a joint meeting of the county’s Land Conservation and Park committees on June 21, county board supervisors on those two committees heard from Soil and Water Conservationist Brian Forest on the recently released report on the Forestville Millpond. The Pulse received a copy of the report before the joint meeting and reported on the […]

  • ‘The Homespun to Exotic’ Concert

    Midsummer’s Music continues its programming with “The Homespun to Exotic” concert. The “From Homespun to Exotic” program includes Schubert’s “Notturno,” Haydn’s “Piano Trio,” and Raff’s “Piano Trio No. 2.” The three German/Austrian composers stretch the boundaries of their native existence via their music. Schubert was known for his intimate gatherings where friends shared music and […]

  • Obituary: Ruth E. (Deitmer) Wagner

    Ruth E. (Deitmer) Wagner, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away June 20, 2018 at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF in Sturgeon Bay with her husband by her side. She was born September 19, 1924 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Carl and Bernice (Schoelzel) Deitmer. On May 5, 1945, Ruth married Eugene “Gene” Wagner […]

  • Lake Michigan Cookbook Signing

    The pride of the Upper Midwest shines through in The Lake Michigan Cottage Cookbook, a collection of recipes from Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana from Amelia Levin. Home cooks head to Door County, nicknamed “Cape Cod of the Midwest,” for recipes that herald the region’s Scandinavian roots. Sheboygan’s traditional German fare shines through in dishes […]

  • Obituary: Don A. Johnson

    Don A. Johnson, 87, passed away on June 20, 2018 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Don was laid to rest alongside his wife Marie on June 23, 2018 at the Little Sister Cemetery with the immediate family in attendance. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on […]

  • Bingo Nights at Kress

    Dust off your dauber and get your cash ready, the Egg Harbor Historical Society (EHHS) will start hosting once-a-month bingo night at Kress Pavilion. As part of their book mobile fundraising initiative, the EHHS and Kress Pavilion are hosting bingo the last Thursday of the month with cash prizes and beer and soda for purchase. […]

  • Ephraim Summer Concert Series

    Evenings in Ephraim, Ephraim’s free summer concert series, kicked off on June 18. Last Man Standing performed an entertaining bluegrass set for attendees as the sun set over Eagle Harbor. Evenings in Ephraim brings back many local favorites, including Deathfolk, Katie Dahl and Mighty Mouth. New this year is the Erin Krebs Duo and Zachary […]

  • Kayak Tours at Peninsula State Park

    Peninsula State Park has offered naturalist-led kayak tours since 2004, and this summer is no different. Two-hour tours take place Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm, from June 29 through the end of August. See the peninsula’s incredible bluffs from the water, learn how they formed and learn about area fish, water birds and […]

  • Birch Creek Percussion & Steel Band Finale

    On June 29, a superstar in the world of percussion music will light up the stage in Birch Creek’s Dutton Concert Barn. Birch Creek presents guest artist Michael Burritt for “Shadow Chasers: The Music of Michael Burritt.” Burritt is one of the world’s leading percussion soloists and is in frequent demand performing concert tours and […]

  • BUG Fire Department Celebrates New Home

    It seemed to those who didn’t know any better that BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie is an adept quick-change artist. At the start of the dedication ceremony of the new BUG fire station on June 24, Vandertie was there one moment in his ceremonial dress uniform with white gloves, and then he was in his […]

  • Sturgeon Bay School Awarded Safety Grant

    Last week Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel held an event at Highlands Elementary School in Appleton to award more than $1.7 million to 14 schools and school districts for school safety updates, including almost $104,000 for the Sturgeon Bay School District. Earlier this year the state announced it would award $100 million to schools throughout […]

  • Birds of Chicago Return

    Birds of Chicago take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center for their Sunset Concert Series. The duo performs July 1 at 7 pm. Birds of Chicago is a collective based around JT Nero and Allison Russell. Whether touring as a duo or with the full family band, Nero and Russell have emerged […]

  • Doug Forrest at Lost Moth Gallery

    Texas singer/songwriter Doug Forrest returns home to Wisconsin with a suitcase full of songs to share on July 1, 7 pm at Lost Moth Gallery Concert Series. A passion for art, music and theater has taken him on a long and winding creative path as an artist, musician and actor. Forrest said, “Of any of […]

  • Programs with Ephraim Historical Foundation

    Summer brings a variety of free Ephraim Historical Foundation (EHF) programs, including Sunday SingAlongs, History Speaks, Schoolroom Lessons and Child’s Play. A local and visitor favorite, Sunday SingAlongs bring families and friends together in the Ephraim Village Hall for an hour of music and song. SingAlongs are held at 7:30 pm every Sunday now through […]

  • Perspective: Seeing the Light at Egg Harbor’s Kress Pavilion and Library

    My first trip to the library was a short one, all the way downstairs from our family’s apartment.   In 1982, the Egg Harbor Library was housed in a space rented in my parents’ shopping complex, the Stagecoach Shops. Squeezed between a boat repair shop and a general store selling fishing poles, knick-knacks, and minnows, […]

  • Sponsored Trip to Italy

    Lawrence University’s Björklunden is sponsoring a trip to Italy, Oct. 18-28. Ancient Romans took the famous Via Appia when they headed south for the seasonal pleasures of the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. Trip-goers will take the A1 autostrada, which links some of the biggest cities on the west coast of Italy. The […]

  • Martin Park Concert Series

    A concert series begins July 9 at Martin Park with the Peninsula Symphonic Band, and will continue each Monday through Aug. 6, highlighting Door County Library’s summer theme of “Libraries Rock.” The outdoor concert series features Door County musical acts in classical, rock and jazz styles. “Martin Park is such a wonderful venue in the […]

  • Fireworks Prohibited on DNR Land

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds people that fireworks are prohibited on all DNR lands including state parks, state forests and state owned public hunting and fishing properties. Anyone using fireworks should take precautions and prevent wildfires. “For the safety of our guests and our natural resources, fireworks are prohibited on state properties,” said […]

  • Ephraim, Gibraltar 2019 Highway Plans and Detours

    The Department of Transportation (DOT) laid out the anticipated construction schedule and proposed detours for the 2019 Highway 42 resurfacing project before the public on June 28. While portions of Fish Creek are slated for some hard closures and detours around the downtown district, the DOT is hoping to avoid the bulk of the tourist […]

  • One Barrel Brewing Owner Outlines Plans for Egg Harbor Taproom

    In July 2012, Peter Gentry opened what was believed to be the first nanobrewery in Madison. He called the operation on Atwood Avenue One Barrel Brewing, a name embracing the concept of a small-scale operation. On June 26, Gentry stood before the Village of Egg Harbor Plan Commission to outline his plan and start the […]

  • Parading Through History: Historic Floats of the 4th

    With the help of some old local photo albums, we pulled together some of the sights at Door County’s historic Fourth of July parades. For a list of events taking place to celebrate in 2018, click here>> [

  • Sister Bay Warm to Athletic Club Expansion

    While there were no formal approvals, the Sister Bay Plan Commission encouraged developer Mike Tomasian to proceed with creating plans for an “adult playground” and lap pool in a vacant lot near the Country Walk Shops. Tomasian, owner of the Twisted Tree active clothing store and soon-to-open Sister Bay Athletic Club in the Country Walk […]

  • State News: Flood Maps, Flu Season, Democratic Convention

    Coastal Flood Study to Pinpoint High-Risk Areas The Federal Emergency Management Agency is conducting a Great Lakes Coastal Flood study that will be used to update flood maps for coastal communities and define areas most at risk of flooding. It’s is part of a national initiative to update flood maps and show areas prone to […]

  • Gibraltar Hires First Full-Time Fire Chief in Northern Door

    After several years of discussion on how to improve emergency services in the Town of Gibraltar, the town has hired Andy Bertges as the first full-time fire chief in northern Door County. “We just feel with the number of things we expect from our fire department and emergency responders this is the right way to […]

  • Buddy Guy in Door County

    Blues guitar legend Buddy Guy takes the stage at the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on July 7, 8 pm. Eric Clapton once described Buddy Guy as the best guitar player alive. He has won seven Grammy Awards and toured worldwide. With his storied career and countless accolades, Buddy Guy has nothing left to prove, but […]

  • Sturgeons Underwater Hockey Team Place Seventh

    The Door County Sturgeons played at the underwater hockey nationals tournament in Denver June 8-10. They played a total of 12 games during the three-day tournament against teams from Phoenix, Colorado, Chicago, Ohio, Orlando, Fla., Oregon and more. The team finished seventh in the B division. This was the first national level tournament for three […]

  • Fish Creek Resident in Detroit Masters Senior Games

    John Protolipac, of Fish Creek, was part of the championship basketball team in the 65+ Detroit Masters Senior Games, June 8-10. Teams from Michigan, Canada, Indiana, Illinois, California, New Jersey and Ohio competed in the tournament. Protolipac’s team, A1beespecialists.com, defeated Indianapolis Allison 84-47 for the championship. The team is pictured:  (Standing, left to right) James […]

  • Door County League Baseball Results, Schedule: June 29

    June 24 Results Sister Bay 2, Egg Harbor 5 Maplewood 10, Institute 2 Washington Island 7, Kolberg 1 West Jacksonport 14, Baileys Harbor 1   Standings Sister Bay, 6-1 Washington Island, 6-1 Egg Harbor, 5-2 West Jacksonport, 4-3 Baileys Harbor, 3-4 Institute, 2-5 Maplewood, 2-5 Kolberg, 0-7   Schedule June 29, 7:30 pm Kolberg @ […]

  • Cal Ripken Baseball League Results: June 28

    Rotary 19 Co-op 2 WP- Derian Muraski Muraski – 3 hits (home run) Nick Beck/Blayre Writt/Sam Zirbel – 3 hits, Zack Krueger – 2 hits (home run) Braden Sitte – 2 hits, Blake Neuville – double, Caden Pierre – hit   Red Room 9 Nicolet Bank 5 WP- Brady Kita/Calvin Richard/Isaac Marsh Marsh – 3 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for the Chance

    I’m very excited to be a candidate on the November ballot for the State Assembly 1st District and I want to send out a big “Thank you” to all the people who helped with circulating nomination papers, all who signed them and all the words of support and encouragement I have received from so many […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Separating Children from Parents

    One rationalization often cited to justify the policy of separating immigrant children from parents is that if the parents never brought the children here in the first place they wouldn’t be separated. While logically true, this rationale is irrelevant, since the ones suffering most from this policy are not the ones that made the decision […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Four Pinocchios!

    On Tuesday, June 19th, the Washington Post reported that Fact Checker assigned four Pinocchios to the Administration’s claim that its new “zero tolerance” immigration policy is the result of laws or decrees passed by others. “Four Pinocchios” means that the claim is a “whopper.” No laws have changed since April when the zero tolerance policy […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s Protect Our Waterways

    Last week the article “Single-use plastic has reached the world’s deepest ocean trench” published by UNEP-WCMC reminded readers that our waste is killing our wildlife. Our economy encourages us to make, use and toss at the greatest possible speed. Often, we don’t think about getting our coffee to-go in a foam cup, or food in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Many Thanks to Everyone Involved in Celebrity Golf Outing

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County would like to thank all those involved in making our 9th Annual Celebrity golf outing a resounding success. The outing was held on Tuesday, June 12 at the prestigious Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor. We have many to thank for the outcome of this event, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Much Kindness on a Wet Weekend

    My wife Mary Hedblom and I were in Door County for the Saturday, June 16 Peninsula Spring Challenge bike ride. We’d like to make you aware of a wonderful example of Door County hospitality the day of the ride. The first four miles, there was no rain. But then there was! We made it 15 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: 1,000 Waffles Served at Belgian Breakfast

    The Belgian Heritage Center in Namur would like to thank everyone who came out to our Waffle Breakfast last weekend. Center volunteers whipped up more than 1,000 waffles, Belgian trippe, fried potatoes and scrambled eggs, all made even better with fresh strawberries and homemade maple syrup! With the support of our visitors, volunteers, and donors, […]

  • Reps in the News: Trump Threatens Harley Davidson Amid Relocation

    Congressman Mike Gallagher On June 25 the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. The bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Rep. Gallagher extends VA benefits for veterans who served in Vietnamese coastal waters or along the Korean demilitarized zone during the Vietnam Era and are suffering from diseases linked to […]

  • Municipal Meetings: June 29 – July 6

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at 7 pm July 3. Town of Gibraltar:  The town board meets at 7 pm July 3. Town of Jacksonport:  The Parks Committee meets at 7 pm July 2. Town of Sturgeon Bay:  The town board meets at 7 pm July 2. Village of Sister […]

  • New Manure Rules in Effect July 1

    New rule revisions designed to reduce manure groundwater contamination, specifically in the northeast section of the state, take effect July 1. The changes, under the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ NR 151, Wis. Adm. Code, relate to Silurian bedrock, which are areas where the soil depth to bedrock is shallow and the bedrock may be […]

  • Sturgeon Bay School Board Seeking Candidates

    Candidates interested in interviewing with the School District of Sturgeon Bay Board of Education regarding the vacant board seat previously held by John Hauser should express their interest in writing to Superintendent of Schools Dan Tjernagel and Board of Education President Teri Hooker no later than 4 pm Monday, July 16. The Board of Education […]

  • State Cherry Production Down 17 Percent

    According to a new report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Wisconsin tart cherry production totaled 11.3 million pounds in 2017, down 17 percent from 2016 production levels. Wisconsin’s bearing acreage was estimated at 1,500 acres, down 200 acres from last year. Average yield per acre, at 7,530 pounds, was down from 8,000 pounds […]

  • Bay Shipbuilding Contracts to Build New Barge

    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding has signed an agreement with VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc. to construct a new self-unloading barge for transportation of bulk products throughout the Great Lakes region. Measuring 740 feet in length, the vessel will be constructed in Sturgeon Bay. VanEnkevort Tug & Barge, Inc. (VTB) of Escanaba, Michigan, is a growing company […]

  • Nsight Awards Scholarships to Gibraltar Students

    Nsight Telservices selected six graduating high school seniors from across its service area to receive $1,000 scholarships, including Paige Thompson from Gibraltar Area School District. “Our scholarship application emphasizes community involvement, which is a core value of our business. Each of our recipients has gone above and beyond in his or her community to make […]

  • Kewaunee Farm Technology Days Gives Back

    Nearly a year after the close of the 2017 Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days event, members of the Executive Committee are proud to announce the different avenues the remaining funds from the show at Ebert Enterprises will be distributed as charitable donations. To date, $103,000 has been donated to 20 local charities that volunteered during […]

  • Christ Child Society Seeking Members

    The Door County Wisconsin Chapter of the Christ Child Society is a non-denominational, nonprofit 501(c)(3) group of involved volunteers who have come together to meet the needs of children and families in the Door County community in practical ways. Their layette program provides essentials for babies. Many items included in the layette, like quilts, sweaters, […]

  • Stands Still Open for July 31 Pop-Up Shop

    There are still a few stands open at the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary House and Garden Walk Pop-up Shop. The Pop-up Shop is a one-day event on July 31 and is hosted at the Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 Cty G in Egg Harbor. Local and regional artists will be featured. Unlike the House and Garden […]

  • Cholesterol Screening Offered July 19

    The Door County Public Health Department will hold a cholesterol screening July 19. Results include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, glucose and triglycerides. Attendees should fast for 12 hours before the test. The cost is $35 and is by appointment only; call Katie at 920.746.2238.

  • Southern Door Students Receive Cellcom Scholarships

    Cellcom has selected 16 graduating high school seniors from across its service area to receive $750 scholarships, including Meghan LaCrosse and Jared Baudhuin of Southern Door High School. “Our scholarship application emphasizes community involvement, which is a core value of our business. Each of our recipients has gone above and beyond in the community to […]

  • Presentation on Food Allergies in Sister Bay July 22

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation, “Food Allergies 101: Myth vs. Reality.” The speaker, Amy Jessup, RN, is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Allergies. The presentation is July 22, 4 pm at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay. Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry offers […]

  • AED, CPR Courses Offered in Sister Bay

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

  • Jacksonport Historical Society Annual Meeting Dinner July 18

    The Jacksonport Historical Society’s Annual Dinner Meeting is July 18 at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. The Society celebrates Jacksonport’s storied fishing history with their third annual traditional Door County fish boil. Live music provided by Dale Graf. Music begins at 5 pm and dinner starts at 6 pm. This event is open to the public. […]

  • Church of Atonement Announces Summer Seminars

    The Church of the Atonement in Fish Creek announces their lineup of seminars for 2018. The seminar for July 5 is “Sports and Music” with Dr. Stephen Alltop. He is the senior lecturer of the Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. Other seminars are:  July 19 – “Letters from ‘G’ (1917-1919): Restoring a Forgotten Life” […]

  • Father Chris Alar is Featured Speaker for Marion Retreat Day

    Father Chris Alar is the featured speaker for Marion Retreat Day on June 30 at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. Father Alar, director of the Association of Marian Helpers, will give a two-part talk on “Mary and Divine Mercy: What We Learned at Fatima.” Part one of Fr. Alar’s discussion begins […]

  • YMCA Expands Meal Program

    For the past seven years, the YMCA has made it a priority to address the issue of food insecurity for area children, which becomes a critical need during the out-of-school months. The Door County Y currently serves fresh, nutritious meals through the Summer Foods Program to more than 500 children. This program has served more […]

  • Obituary: Norma Bauldry

    Norma Bauldry, 82, passed away January 10, 2018 in Camden, NJ. Her husband, Myron Robert “Tex” Bauldry, preceded her in death on February 2, 1988. Norma is survived by her children and their families; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and other relatives. Norma will be laid to rest […]

  • Obituary: Mary Margaret Gordon

    Mary Margaret Gordon, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, passed on the morning of March 20, 2018, at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. She was born January 16, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay to the late Roderick and Margaret (Stedman) Gordon. Mary graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1957. She received her undergraduate degree from Lakeland College in […]

  • Obituary: Barbara Leanne Hopp

    Barbara Leanne Hopp, 81, of Sierra Madre, California, passed away on May 22, 2018. She was born April 23, 1937 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Aloysius Francis Hopp and Marie (Wiegand) Hopp. Barbara graduated from Mayfield Senior High School in Pasadena, California in 1955 and from Pomona College in Claremont, California. […]

  • Obituary: Linda Sue Danek

    Linda Sue Danek, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on June 19, 2018 at her home.  She was born March 10, 1949 in Sturgeon Bay, WI to William and Joan (Quam) Worley. Linda earned a B.A. degree from UW-Oshkosh.  She married Robert Danek on January 13, 1979.  They owned and operated Bob and Linda’s Little […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: June 12

    Ben and Kristina Hubing, Sturgeon Bay, are parents of a daughter born June 12, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Juan and Lisa Pozo, Belgium, Wis. Paternal grandparents are Wayne and Maggie Graff, Caledonia, Wis.

  • Crossroads Offering Summer Family Programs

    Thanks to a grant from the MMG Foundation, Crossroads at Big Creek offers Family Programs throughout the summer so people of all ages can learn about their environment together. Summer educator Joan Wilkie will present hands-on activities for all ages each Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (except July 4) at 10 am starting in the Collins […]

  • Door to Nature: The Red-eyed Vireo

    There is a bird whose unusual persistence at singing is only outdone by its exquisite and wonderful nest building. If more people would learn its repetitive song and nesting area, this very well could be one of the best known birds of eastern North America. Unfortunately there are only a relatively small number of birdwatchers […]

  • Pet talk: Consider Your Pets During Fireworks Season

    Fourth of July is almost here. The holiday is full of fun with family and friends. One thing for sure to be on the agenda is fireworks. As much as humans enjoy the displays, it can be quite the opposite for our furry friends. Many pets suffer extreme anxiety from fireworks and their loud noises. […]

  • Alice in Dairyland Visits Northern Sky Theater for Dairy Heirs

    Kaitlyn Riley, Wisconsin’s 71st Alice in Dairyland, visited Door County for the first time on June 19. During her year-long, full-time professional position as an agriculture ambassador, she expects to travel more than 30,000 miles and attend hundreds of events to facilitate a deeper understanding of the many facets of the state’s agricultural industries. (Our […]

  • April Snowstorm Smothers Room Tax Collections

    The two feet of snow that fell on Door County in mid-April is credited with a 21-percent decline in April room tax collections year over year. Of the 14 municipalities with room tax collections in April, 13 saw decreases in April compared to the same month last year. Washington Island was the only gain with […]

  • Review: Us Against You

    You’re going down. Down, defeated, beaten and sent home. You’re losing, not winning, and you need to know how it happened so it won’t happen again. Winners are champs, losers are chumps, and the latter is no fun. Besides, as in the new book Us Against You by Fredrik Backman, losing can take an entire […]

  • Woodwalk Artist Explores the Meaning of Places

    Jill Ewald brings an eclectic and ancient medium to Woodwalk Gallery with her painted and stitched textiles and paper. Ewald said the visual images she paints have to do with mapping. She strives to create work from different geological, psychological and emotional places, work that is informed by movement between then and here, between time […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Bewitched Cows, Camp Peninsula

    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 Independent June 30, 1876 If you don’t believe that Sturgeon Bay will have an orator on the fourth who can soar high enough to pluck […]

  • Server of the Week: Jennifer Bender at Peninsula Pub

    Jennifer works at Peninsula Pub. She will serve you terrific grub. She will greet you with a grin. She’ll open the door and say come right in.   – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Cheers!: Rye Not?

    Rumor has it that One Barrel Brewing of Madison is moving to my village of 200 folks, right next to the new distillery that opens next month. Well, it’s more than a rumor. Owner Peter Gentry expects to close on the building any day now. So, it’s time for me to get to know One […]

  • Fine Line Designs Features Work of Murphy, Evans

    Fine Line Designs Gallery features two Door County-based artists and longtime favorites of the gallery: oil painter Pamela Murphy, and sculpture artist Stephanie Evans. The two artists will be on hand for an artist reception to celebrate the new exhibit July 5, 4 – 7 pm. Murphy’s work has long revolved around old photographs and […]

  • Trivia: When and where was the first cheesehead worn?

    Question:  When and where was the first cheesehead worn?   Answer:  The first cheesehead was worn at County Stadium during a Milwaukee Brewers game in 1987. It was made out of a couch cushion.

  • Plum Bottom Holds Independence Day Trunk Show

    Plum Bottom Gallery invites everyone to Shine, an Independence Day jewelry trunk show on July 1, 10 am to 5 pm. Come see the latest work from Lara Knutson, Ann D. Kearney and Alicia Winalski. Knutson’s Nebula Necklaces feature her unique glass fiber filigreed with 50,000 mirror-backed glass beads per square inch. This totally unique […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Quincey

    With captivating green eyes and a beautiful orange and white coat, Quincey is one handsome cat. This eight-year-old is a great combination of inquisitive and loving. He is sure to make you smile. Quincey is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated, so all he needs now is a home. If you are ready to meet Quincey, stop […]

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 688

    by Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate   We honor the memory of the thousands who died in Vietnam, here’s a poem by Bruce Guernsey, who divides his time between Maine and Illinois, about Maya Lin’s memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall Someone has opened a giant map and with the tips of our fingers, each […]

  • Golf League Results: June 15-22, 2018

    ALPINE Women’s Golf League June 19, 2018 Winners: Flight A – Diane Hanley; Flight B – Mary Limoni; Flight C – Elaine Penpek Low Score: Flight A – Mary Aiken 44; Flight B – Deb Staats 52; Flight C – Dolly Emerson 57; Flight D – Sue Matthies 60 Low Putts: Flight A – Mark […]

  • Len Villano’s Pic of the Week: Celebrate

    For this week’s pic of the week I chose a photo from last year’s Fourth of July Parade in Egg Harbor. I chose this image because what says July 4th better than a big, bright American flag. But what really makes the image for me is the young man up front with mirrored sunglasses, crossed […]

  • From Films to Fine Art: Artist Nicola Kaftan

    Nicola Kaftan – Niki to those who know her – grew up believing she could be whatever she wanted to be. “My parents made us feel like we can do anything,” she said of her and her five siblings, who are now artists, writers and musicians living across the country. She grew up in De […]

  • The Bestseller List: June 29, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson 2. There There by Tommy Orange 3. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 4. Florida by Lauren Groff 5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Calypso by David Sedaris 2. The Soul of America by Jon Meacham 3. […]

  • New Weavings, New Works on Paper at Martinez Studio

    Wence Martinez has returned to Door County with fresh designs such as “Indigo Moon” and “Ojo de Aguas.” He also brought back pieces from his daughter Malena and her husband Jacobo, including “Buffalo Robe Finito,” “Flora Red” and “Mujer Gold.” The work of Wence’s wife Sandra’s latest series, “Harlot’s Progress,” is painted on large-scale text […]

  • ‘June Falling Down’ Set to Release on iTunes

    June Falling Down, a feature film shot in Door County, is set to release on ‘June Falling Down’ Set to Release on iTunes this summer for rental and purchase. Pre-sales started June 27 and the film will be available July 18. DVDs will also be available. The film centers on a young woman, June, returning home […]

  • Door County’s Toughest Holes: Peninsula State Park Golf Course, No. 12

    Golf is supposed to be relaxing, right? Being outside and enjoying the beauty Door County provides is very soothing. However, there comes a time when a hole just has your number. No matter how many times you play it you feel deflated and wonder why you play this game. Throughout the season the Peninsula Pulse […]

  • Culture Club: Door Shakespeare Visits with Director Leda Hoffmann

    by Michael Stebbins, Artistic Director, Door Shakespeare   It was very late November 2017 when I walked into the Door Shakespeare office as the new producing artistic director for the first time. I knew one thing was certain:  the summer season was to get underway in less than six months. Plays had not been selected, […]

  • 42 on 42 Show at Clay Bay

    Clay Bay Pottery invites the community to the opening of their summer show, 42 on 42, July 6, 5-8 pm. Enjoy wine, appetizers, the live music of David Hatch and Lynn Gudmundsen. On July 7, 11 am to 3 pm, there will be pottery demonstrations. Jeanne and David Aurelius have been creating pottery at their […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: June 29, 2018

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “They’re like sloths with makeup problems.” “I couldn’t tell if I was being soothed or nauseated.” “Pale people always look different under […]

  • ‘Seasons of Life’ at TAP Lobby Gallery

    Seasons Of Life, the paintings of Bethany Kirwen, comes to the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) Lobby Gallery during the run of Lungs, June 27 – July 21. The exhibit may also be seen by calling 920.743.1760 to arrange a viewing time outside of performances of the play.   The Seasons of Life collection is new, […]

  • Popelka Trenchard to Lead Presentation on Thailand Academy

    Popelka Trenchard Glass visits the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor on July 11 to present “From Thailand to Murano: Introducing the Newest Glass Studio to the Oldest.” Glass blowers Stephanie Trenchard and Jeremy Popelka will be joined by their Thai student, Araya Phanprom, as they show images and discuss their experience last year in helping […]

  • Baileys Harbor Fourth of July Celebrations

    July 3 8am-5pm:  Arts & Crafts, Town Hall   July 4 7:30am-10am:  Baileys Harbor Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, Fire Station (2404 Park Rd) 7:45am-4:30pm:  Shuttle rides pre-parade and post-parade to Baileys Harbor Rec Park & County EE/F South Field 8am-5pm:  Arts & Crafts, Town Hall 9am til gone:  Baileys Harbor Women’s Club Strawberry Fest, Town […]

  • Idea Gallery Debuts Kelly Davies Sculptures

    Idea Gallery, “a visionary gallery of contemporary art,” invites the public to the debut of Kelly Davies’ new sculptures with an Exhibit 2 opening reception July 7, 4-7 pm. Davies works from his studio in Minnesota creating free-flowing sculptures that define quality. He typically fabricates his creations in either stainless steel or aluminum. Davies’ unique […]

  • Book Corner Celebrates One Year in Business

    The Book Corner in Algoma celebrates their one year anniversary June 30. Come celebrate this occasion with extended hours, doors open at 9 am, and prices in the entire store are reduced by 50 percent. For $1 play a 50/50 scrabble game for a chance to win half the pot. Refreshments with birthday cake are […]

  • Book Club Gives Readers Second Chance at High School English

    We’ve all done it. Our high school English teacher or a college lit professor assigned a novel that we had every good intention of reading, but time slipped away. Here’s a chance to read those books without having to worry about your GPA. Enjoy some of the fine crafted beers of Starboard Brewing Company and […]

  • Ceramic Demonstrations at Artzy Studio

    Cynthia L. Koshalek has designed and created new ceramics based on her travels in Greece. The blue and white patterns of flowers, symbols and stripes are based on Greek mythology and ancient pottery. Demonstrations will take place July 1-4, 2-4 pm in the butterfly garden at Artzy Studio. Koshalek will demonstrate her slab building techniques […]

  • Farmers Market Find: Lola’s Spicy Cheese Bread

    The farmers market is a summertime tradition amongst many of the Door County communities. Markets are held throughout the week around the peninsula: Jacksonport on Tuesday; Fish Creek and Sister Bay on Wednesday; Egg Harbor, Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee on Friday; Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg on Saturday; and Baileys Harbor and Algoma on […]

  • City of Green Bay Supports Paper Mill Rebuild

    Bryan Hollenbach, executive vice president of Green Bay Packaging Inc., released the following statement after the Brown County Board of Supervisors passed its resolution providing infrastructure improvements for Green Bay Packaging to build a new paper mill in Green Bay. “We are pleased to see the Brown County Board of Supervisors recognize the economic value […]

  • Door County Medical Center Recognized Nationally

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) was recognized by national health care research leader Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC). DCMC was honored with the awards during the 2018 Excellence in Health care Conference in Charleston, South Carolina, May 22. They were awarded the following:  5-Star in Inpatient Services for Overall Hospital Rating, Care Transition and Discharge […]

  • Winter Burn on Evergreen Trees and Shrubs

    From driving around the county, there is no other way to put it:  some trees just look bad. In actuality, the number of damaged trees is much less than the healthy ones, but those are the ones that catch our eye. There are various reasons for dying trees. Currently, emerald ash borer is wreaking havoc […]

  • Bay Shipbuilding Earns Excellence in Safety Award

    The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) announced that for the fourth consecutive year in a row (2014-2017), Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding received SCA’s prestigious Excellence in Safety Award. Through their proactive approaches and dedication to improved safety and health of their employees, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding is one of 19 SCA member companies to receive awards for […]

  • Linden Gallery Owners Earn American Architecture Award

    Brian and Jeanee Linden, owners of The Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay, announce their Shibaoshan National Park design received the prestigious American Architecture Award. The Lindens, who have developed a series of award-winning heritage hotels in China’s Himalayas, have evolved their social enterprise model to increasingly focus on sustainable rural development and intangible cultural preservation. […]

  • Tourism Secretary Visits Door County Coffee & Tea

    Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Stephanie Klett visited Door County Coffee & Tea Co. on June 26 to help them kick-off their 25th year in business. Like Klett, Door County Coffee president and founder Vicki Wilson understands the importance of providing opportunities to live and work in a place like Door County. What […]

  • Fourth of July Farmers Market at Settlement Shops

    The Settlement Farmers Market will hold a special July 4th holiday market from 9:30 to 12:30 pm, ending a little early due to the nearby festivities. Unique handmade collectible Door County items will be for sale along with delicious homemade Asian sauces for your cooking needs. Violinist Beth Chafey-Hon will play in the morning. The […]

  • Errin Kolden Wins Edward Jones Award

    Errin Kolden of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Door County recently won the firm’s exclusive Spirit of Partnership Award for outstanding performance during 2017. Jim Weddle, the firm’s managing partner, calls Kolden a leader in the firm and an example of what a dedicated Edward Jones financial adviser can achieve. “Errin has demonstrated […]

  • What is Causing Evergreens to Turn Brown?

    From driving around the county, there is no other way to put it:  some trees just look bad. In actuality, the number of damaged trees is much less than the healthy ones, but those are the ones that catch our eye. There are various reasons for dying trees. Currently, emerald ash borer is wreaking havoc […]

  • Chill County: The Perfect Summer Snack

    At the Door County Ice Cream Factory in Sister Bay I found the perfect summer snack, The Chipper. Made on site with their own vanilla ice cream, squeezed between two freshly made chocolate chip cookies, and coated in more chocolate chips, The Chipper can cool anyone on a hot summer’s day. Though not on the […]

  • Pulse Price Report: June 25

    Crop prices (June 25) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.01 -0.50 $3.13 Soybeans $7.94 -0.81 $8.37 Wheat $4.03 -0.74 $3.49 Oats $2.40 0.00 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.04/bushel -0.47 New-Crop Corn $3.24/bushel -0.48 Wheat $4.12/bushel -0.65   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Edward Jones Coffee Club July 11

    Tara L. Pierre, a local Edward Jones financial adviser, will host a coffee club for women on July 11, 8 am at GLAS Coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay. At this upcoming coffee club, Pierre will provide education on financial market topics. To reserve a seat, call Pierre at 920.746.0781.

  • Von Stiehl Winery Wins Double Gold at International Wine Competition

    Von Stiehl Winery’s 2014 Sierra Foothills Montepulciano red wine was awarded a double gold at this year’s Tasters Guild International Wine Competition, which is a chapter of the American Wine Society. Von Stiehl’s Montepulciano is a unique and hard to find wine. Their winemaking team sought out the Montepulciano grape to provide wines not commonly […]

  • Parador Pours Spanish Sangria with a Local Twist

    “We are always looking for the opportunity to marry local ingredients with a Spanish style recipe,” said Larry Majewski, owner of Parador in Egg Harbor, talking of how he and his wife Rebecca approach their menu. In this case, he was referring to the Door County rhubarb from Greens N Grains that is incorporated in […]

  • Now in Your Ears: Introducing the Door County Pulse Podcast

    Want some Peninsula Pulse in your ears? Start listening to the Door County Pulse Podcast. Each week host Andrew Kleidon talks to the writers and editors of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living magazine about the stories behind the stories covered in that week’s issue. “There’s often much more to the story than we […]