Peninsula Pulse – March 10-17, 2017

In this issue

  • Dirty Deuce, Logan Creek Hike & More Weekend Plans

    Winter is showing no signs of slowing down in its final days! Stay warm with our top picks for the weekend ahead. Friday, March 17 Musical Mathematicians Join Door County favorites Dirty Deuce for a rockin’ good time at Carrington Pub’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration. 8 pm. Saturday, March 18 Beauty and the Beast Catch […]

  • Judge Refuses to Halt Work on Egg Harbor Library, Holds Village to $1 Million Max Spending

    Door County Judge D. Todd Ehlers issued an injunction against the Village of Egg Harbor that prevents spending any more than $1 million of village funds on construction for the new library/community center. Work on the $5 million building began last month. “I need to put the brakes on this thing,” Ehlers said at the […]

  • Public Comment Period for State Natural Areas Extended

    The public comment period for draft management plans for 13 State Natural Areas located in south-central Wisconsin and the Door County Peninsula has been extended through March 21, 2017. Draft property management plans for these 13 properties, which include current conditions, recreational opportunities, property and acquisition boundaries, habitat management prescriptions, and motorized road inventories are […]

  • These Terrorists Must Be Stopped: President Trump, Release the Asian Carp Report

      If President Trump and his Administration really want to stop “bad hombres” and illegal immigrants and terrorists from messing up our great country, why would they delay the two-years-in-the-making U.S. Army Corps of Engineer report on preventing the invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes? These Asian carp are the ultimate “bad hombres.” […]

  • The Cat's Pajamas

    The Cat’s Pajamas Perform at the DCA

    The Cat’s Pajamas, a high energy professional a cappella group based out of Branson, Missouri, will perform at the Door Community Auditorium on Friday, March 10 at 7 pm, as part of their 10th annual Music in Schools Tour. This tour brings student choral clinics, school assemblies, and evening shows to communities across the nation […]

  • Fish Creek Civic Association Launches New Website

    The Fish Creek Civic Association (FCCA) was proud to announce the launch of the new-and-improved on March 1. Several individuals’ hard work and dedication went into the new website. Each of the FCCA’s 139 member-businesses are featured, along with image galleries, media links, a comprehensive calendar-of-events, blog and more. “The primary goal of this […]

  • Manners Matter: All Things Irish

    Dear Readers, Since St. Patrick’s Day is a week away, here are a few tips to help elevate amateurs to experts of all things Irish…or at least some things Irish: Don’t confuse the shamrock (very Irish symbol and one used by St. Patrick to explain the Holy Trinity to the Irish) with four-leaf clovers (commonly […]

  • Featured Pet: Bleu

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) featured pet for the week is Bleu, an 8-year-old tri-color Beagle mix who was recently surrendered and is looking for a new family to love. At 65 pounds he is overweight (it just means there’s more of him to love, but he does need to lose a few pounds […]

  • NOAA Marine Sanctuary Meeting March 13

    The U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proposing to designate an area of Lake Michigan adjacent to Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties as a marine sanctuary to protect historic shipwrecks and boost tourism. Kewaunee County is requesting that its offshore area be included in a NOAA preferred plan. A meeting […]

  • Pet Talk: Covered Litter Box Could Be Answer to Messy Cat

    Q: I was wondering if one of those covered litter boxes would be good for a cat who throws his litter all over the floor. Our cat makes such a mess every time he uses his box. A: Some people prefer covered litter boxes to decrease the amount of litter their cat throws out of the […]

  • Door County CAFO Skewered at Hearing

    At a packed public hearing in the Forestville Town Hall the morning of March 2, modern industrial farming was repeatedly pitchforked for being a monster on the landscape – too many cows on too little soil – and for being allowed to run amuck with mindless governmental complicity. The occasion was an “informational” hearing on […]

  • Wyatt Bultman and Wesley Wegner

    Framed: Snowman Master Builders

    Winter sleeps, made from the snow remnants at Frank E. Murphy County Park south of Egg Harbor, courtesy of master builders Wyatt Bultman and Wesley Wegner. Submitted.

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: March 10, 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? “Last year he was a grass licker.” “It’s like getting hit in the face with a bowling ball made of fish.” “I […]

  • Owl

    Ridges Host 2nd Annual Owl-O-Rama

    The Ridges will host its 2nd Annual Owl-O-Rama on Saturday, March 11 from 10 am – 4 pm. These fascinating birds of prey are known for their distinct calls, nocturnal habits, and silent flight. There will be great learning experiences for the entire family. Activities range from night hikes, crafts and workshops to live birds […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: March 10, 2017

    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, March 10, 1876 We have examined the book Mr. H. B. Stevenson, of Sevastopol, is selling, “An Expose of Mormonism by Ann Eliza, 19th wife […]

  • Ahnapee Summer Solstice Run Introduces Ultramarathon

    The fourth running of the Ahnapee Summer Solstice Run will now include 30-mile and 50-mile solo ultramarathon divisions. The event, traditionally a 50-mile relay along the Ahnapee State Trail from Sturgeon Bay to Algoma, raises funds to support the trail and is set for June 24, 2017. Even aside from running a distance greater than […]

  • Municipal Meetings: March 10 – 17

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Zoning Board of Appeals meets at noon on March 14. The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on March 14. The Plan Commission meets at 6 pm on March 15. County of Door: The Highway Committee meets at 9 am on March 13. The EMS Committee […]

  • Kewaunee Winter Park Closes for Season

    The Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department and Winter Park Association have officially closed Winter Park for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and snowshoeing until next season. In the nearly two months of being open to the public, Winter Park had welcomed more than 7,000 visitors, including private parties to the hills. Unfortunately, due to the […]

  • Peninsula Players

    Single Tickets Now Available for Peninsula Players 82nd Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre is thrilled to announce that single tickets are now on sale to the public for its highly anticipated 82nd season. Individual tickets range in price from $38 to $47 while a five-show subscription offers a 10-percent discount as well as exclusive benefits such as free ticket exchanges. Groups of 15 or more […]

  • Camp Confidence

    Door County Adventure Center Offers Camp Confidence Sessions

    This summer Door County Adventure Center will offer two sessions of Camp Confidence, which focuses on self-esteem enhancement, leadership development, problem-solving and building communication skills. Session I, for youth ages 12-16, is an overnight experience from July 10-13 and includes experiences like biking, hiking, zip lining and stand up paddle boarding. Session II, for youth […]

  • Door County Master Gardeners Hosts “Green Initiatives at Crossroads”

    On Tuesday, March 14 at 7 pm, the Door County Master Gardeners will host a program, “Green Initiatives at Crossroads.” This program will cover green initiatives ranging from safe lawns and bird and pollinator-friendly landscaping to the use of renewable energy and Crossroads’ work-in-progress, an environmentally responsible parking lot expansion. The Collins Learning Center, located […]

  • State News: EPA Cuts, Water Diversion, Shipyard Investigation

    Read what’s happening around the state, courtesy of Wisconsin Public Radio. Local Leaders Fear Proposed Cuts To EPA, Great Lakes Cleanup Program Great Lakes mayors say the Trump administration’s proposed 25 percent cut to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s budget could have disastrous effects on water quality and the regional economy. Bayfield Mayor Gordon Ringberg […]

  • AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli

    AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli Take the Stage at Door County Co. Fire Company

    On Friday, March 10 at 7 pm, national touring artists AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli will take the stage at the Door County Co. Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay. Swearingen & Kelli recreate the music, memories and magic of the most famous folk-rock duo of our time, Simon and Garfunkel. AJ Swearingen has been performing […]

  • Egg Harbor Businesses Consider Farmers Market

    At a recent meeting of the Egg Harbor Business Association, member Kathy Navis talked about plans for a farmers market in the village. She said as far as she knows, only Egg Harbor and Ephraim are without farmers markets in Northern Door. While details are yet to be worked out, she suggested Thursday or Friday […]

  • Shoreland Zoning Changes Could Mean More Work for Builders

    After more than a year of redrafting the shoreland zoning ordinance and explaining it to the county board, the Door County Planning Department presented the changes before a packed house of town officials, architects and landowners at the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek on March 6. “If you want to go read […]

  • Trivia: On March 11, 1888, one of the worst blizzards in American history struck the Northeastern United States. How many inches did the blizzard drop on New York City?

    Question:  On March 11, 1888, one of the worst blizzards in American history struck the Northeastern United States. How many inches did the blizzard drop on New York City? Answer:  Approximately 40 inches from March 11-14, 1888. More than 400 people died from the surprise storm, which had wind gusts of 85 miles per hour […]

  • Secret Gardens in Black and White

    The uncurling of bright blooms and vibrant greens is the telltale sign of new life in a garden, but if you ask artist Rebecca Venn, it is arresting these elements in black and white that truly brings out a garden’s character. Venn is one of more than 40 regional artists represented in Miller Art Museum’s […]

  • Red

    TAP Announces its 2017 Summer/Fall Season

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay announces its 2017 summer/fall season. From June 29-July 22, TAP brings the Tony Award-winning RED to the stage, written by John Logan and directed by Robert Boles. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of artist Mark Rothko’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a […]

  • Local Leaders Attend State Tourism Conference March 12 – 14

    Correction: The original article incorrectly stated that the Walker administration had invested more in tourism than any administration in the past. Walker’s administration has invested more in tourism than the previous administration. The Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism will take place at the Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee March 12 – 14 and it will bring […]

  • Questions & Authors: Hal Prize Judge David Haynes

    Fiction writers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2017 Hal Prize contest will have the chance for their creative works to pass before the eyes of novelist and English professor David Haynes, this year’s fiction judge. Haynes is a Professor of English at Southern Methodist University and since 1996 has taught with the MFA Program […]

  • By the Numbers: Best States for Women

    In 2017, women in some parts of America still get the short end of the stick – even as they outnumber men in all but six states. For instance, women represent nearly two-thirds of all minimum-wage workers in the U.S. They also constitute the majority of poor, uninsured adults in the 19 states that had […]

  • Price Report: Wisconsin’s Kerrygold Butter Ban

    A 40-year-old Wisconsin state law banning foreign butter has churned to the surface once again after resurfacing in a Milwaukee Magazine feature in February. Kerrygold, Ireland’s premier grass-fed butter and the biggest player in the United States’ foreign butter market, is being stripped from the shelves of Wisconsin food stores. The law has floated to […]

  • Third Avenue Playhouse. True West.

    “True West” Opens at TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay announces its opening performance of True West on March 16 at 7:30 pm will benefit Habitat for Humanity. A special pay-what-you-can preview performance will take place March 15. The production runs through April 9 and features Doug Mancheski, Jonathan Wainwright, Mark Moede, and Laurel Brooks. Robert Boles directs. Estranged […]

  • Algoma Offers Tax Preparation Help March 17

    The City of Algoma is offering tax preparation help for seniors from 8:30 am to 2 pm on Friday, March 17. Call the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 877.416.7083 to make an appointment.

  • Spring into Jazz! at Prince of Peace Church

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay invites the community to Spring into Jazz! on Friday, March 17. Local talent is featured as up-and-comer Emilie Taylor opens for veteran jazz musician Rändi Fay. Spring into Jazz is part of The Master’s Cup Coffee House concert series, held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 […]

  • Ahnapee Brewery Offers Unique Pin Tapping During March

    Ahnapee Brewery invites the public to join them every Saturday in March starting at 2 pm for a unique pin tapping from one of the local breweries in Northeastern Wisconsin. The five-gallon pins will be naturally carbonated, unique and sure to be gone quick. This week’s featured brewer is Hinterland Brewery and they will bring […]

  • Ford Removes CD Players, Teen Memories from 2018 Models

    Ford recently announced that they would be replacing CD players with streaming music in their 2018 models. A spokesman for the company told NPR that with CD sales falling and streaming being the primary source of music consumption, the automobile giant is just trying to stay ahead of the curve. Unfortunately NPR did not ask […]

  • Christy Sully

    Server of the Week: Christy Sully

    Christy Sully is your clerk up in Sister Bay Making ballots, paying bills, all without delay! She’s a veteran at the village, more than the rest It’s been 26 years and village residents feel blessed.   Although she adds much to Sister Bay and never tires Come this fall, she will retire. So congrats to […]

  • Birch Creek 2017 Concert Tickets Now Available

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center is pleased to announce that tickets for the 2017 summer concert season are now available for purchase at or by visiting The Birch Creek Facebook Page Events tab. All 2017 concerts will begin at 7:30 pm with 7 pm pre-show music unless otherwise noted. The Percussion & Steel Band […]

  • Lynn Schuster Leads Guided Meditation at Saguaro Day Spa

    Lynn Schuster will host a Third Thursday’s Guided Meditation on March 16 at Saguaro Day Spa. Schuster will gently guide participants through a loving meditation. All are welcome, no previous experience is necessary. The event will take place from 6:30 – 8 pm and guests are asked to arrive by 6:15 pm. A Gift of […]

  • Mike Kelsey

    Door County Historical Society Discusses Palmer Johnson at Winter Luncheon

    The Door County Historical Society will host a winter luncheon and presentations about the “History of Palmer Johnson” on March 18. The lunch and programs is a benefit for the society’s newly established endowment fund and will be at Stone Harbor Resort beginning at 11 am. Presenter Mike Kelsey Jr. spent his entire life in […]

  • Group Sues to Stop Egg Harbor Library

    A group of concerned citizens in the village of Egg Harbor have filed a lawsuit seeking a permanent injunction to prevent construction of the proposed library/community center because, the group alleges, the village failed to follow its own ordinance that requires a public referendum for village projects that cost the village more than $1 million. […]

  • Hope United Church Hosts Irish Sing-Along

    The community is invited to attend an Irish Sing-Along at Hope United Church of Christ on Monday, March 13 at 7 pm. Come join in the Craic (pronounced “crack,” means good times). John Contratto is master of ceremonies and will lead the singing. Printed lyrics provided. Come sing along, listen to soloists, and join us […]

  • Ahnapee Brewery Expanding to Fox Valley

    Ahnapee Brewery of Algoma is adding the Fox Valley to its distribution network. Distribution has been limited to a handful of counties surrounding the brewery’s home county, Kewaunee. Keeping distribution close helped brewmaster and now owner Nick Calaway learn how distribution worked, and how to keep the beer as fresh as possible. He now believes […]

  • Crossroads Ski For Free Program Update

    There is a remote chance that Crossroads at Big Creek’s Ski For Free program is not over for the year. Should we receive adequate snow, they will groom trails and lend skis. Visit for current conditions and Ski for Free status.

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Helping Bluebirds

    One of our most favorite signs of spring laced the air in our woods early on a recent morning. A male cardinal, perched near the very tip of a tall basswood tree sang his heart out – “CHEERrr, CHEERrr, WHITcheer, WHITcheer” – trying to impress his lady love nearby. A few days earlier a male […]

  • Kewaunee Winter Park Closes for the Season

    It is time to thank everyone who has recently visited Winter Park in Kewaunee as the Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department and Winter Park Association have officially closed the park for skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and snowshoeing until next season. In the nearly two months of being open to the public, Winter Park had […]

  • 2016 Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine

    Cheers!: No Apologies for My Premature Brewskiulation

    American television shows were popular when I lived in England during the last half of the 1970s. Star Trek ran every Saturday night on one channel, opposite American westerns on another channel, BBC 2, I think (John Wayne might have been more popular in England than he was here). I forget what ran at that […]

  • Lake Trout Harvest Expansion Goes to Governor

    The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved expanded harvest opportunities for Lake Michigan lake trout using the emergency rule process. Brad Eggold, Great Lakes district fisheries supervisor for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said the new rule would: Expand Lake Michigan lake trout harvest opportunities to a daily bag limit of five. Include the five […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: March 10, 2017

    STANDINGS Regular season final standings A League, W-L Music Masters DJs, 36-9 Nicolet Beach Concessions, 33-12 Some Spike It Hot, 29-16 The P.E.S.T.S., 23-22 To Be Determined, 14-31 The Rads, 1-44   B League, W-L Red Room, 39-6 Econo Double Baggers, 38-7 Door County Coffee, 31-14 Bay Ship Sharks, 26-19 Hatco Serve-Rites, 23-22 Brick Lot […]

  • Learn to Hunt Turkey at National Wild Turkey Federation Class

      First-time turkey hunters are invited to a National Wild Turkey Federation class, sponsored by the Wisconsin DNR and Door County Fish, Farm and Game Club. The class is scheduled for April 1, 8 am – 3 pm, at Sevastopol Town Hall, 4528 Hwy. 57, north of Sturgeon Bay. Lunch will be provided. The hunt […]

  • High School Spring Athletics: March Track Invitational at UW-Oshkosh

    GIBRALTAR   Track and Field March 16 – Invitational @ UW-Oshkosh, Kolf Sports Center, 4 pm March 17 @ Sheboygan North, TBD   SEVASTOPOL   Track and Field March 16 – Invitational @ UW-Oshkosh, Kolf Sports Center, 4 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR   Track and Field March 16 – Invitational @ UW-Oshkosh, Kolf Sports Center, […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: March 2, 2017

    High Series: Aaron Shepit 684, John Voight 646, Ken Church 616   High Game: Aaron Shepit 246, John Voight 232, Justin Anderson 232   High Team Game: Sister Bay Bowl 940   High Team Series: Mink River Basin 2,646

  • Letter to the Editor: How the Repeal of ACA Will Affect You

    The Republican Congress has begun the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, apparently to save money. Before this train leaves the station, we need to ask how much the repeal will cost us and who will benefit from it. The costs are well researched. Repeal will eliminate health care […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Trump Cuts Threaten Our Way of Life

    As a concerned citizen, resident and lover of Door County, I am writing to urge you to consider writing an article about the proposed cuts to the EPA, focused particularly on how such cuts would affect the Great Lakes Restoration Project. The National Association of Clean Air Agencies confirmed on March 2 that an initial […]

  • Letter to the Editor: I Screwed Up and I’m Sorry

    I screwed up and I’m sorry. When’s the last time you heard that from a politician? Let me say it again. I screwed up and I’m sorry. Last session, in his budget, Governor Walker proposed adding 102 new auditors to the Department of Revenue. I didn’t like the proposal, nor did many of my colleagues […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Never Before

    I’ve lived through the assassination of a president, his brother, an esteemed civil rights leader, and the attempted assassination of another president. I’ve lived through “take shelter” drills under our school desks during Russian bomb drills, through the Soviet Union’s demise, through the birth of the European Union, and through the reunification of a divided […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Make America Great Again?

    Our current president claimed he would make America great again. He has lied more than anyone who ever ran for office dating way back to when he claimed to have proof that Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Apparently that may be why so many of his cabinet appointed people and his […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Our Gift to Each Other is Peace

    In response to more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the country, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to address this latest crisis. The proposed legislation would ensure that the Dept. of Homeland Security provide state and local law enforcement with adequate resources to protect faith-based community centers across the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Transparent to Who?

    My friend Bruce Hill beat me to the punch in last week’s letters to the editor. This is a statement that I read at the last Gibraltar Board meeting: I’m wondering what the terms of the room tax commissioners are? I don’t ever recall having “re-appointments” since it started. As with our other appointed commissioners […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Unaffordable Health Care Act

    AARP is running a video claiming that the new G.O.P. American Health Care Act is really an “age tax.” They have a good point. In a letter to Congress, the AARP states a 64-year old making $15,000 a year could face health insurance premiums of up to $8,400 under the GOP House healthcare bill. A […]

  • Our Reps: Congressman Gallagher Introduces Bill to Set Term Limits for Congress Members

    Congressman Mike Gallagher Congressman Gallagher introduced a bill to impose term limits on members of Congress. This is the first of several reforms that Gallagher pledged to make in his first 100 days of Congress. “I’m holding true to my commitment to bring some Wisconsin common sense to Washington D.C. and change the way business […]

  • Crossroads at Big Creek Explains Green Initiatives at Free Program

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces its sixth free public program, “Green Initiatives at Crossroads,” will be held March 14, 7 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Presenters are Coggin Heeringa and Rich Propsom. For the last 15 years, Crossroads has been offering programs on “going green,” but realized that if […]

  • Fund for Lake Michigan Invests in Regional Projects

    The Fund for Lake Michigan has made another round of innovative and collaborative investments in Wisconsin’s future. Twenty projects – totaling $1.25 million in grants and leveraging an additional $5.36 million in federal, local and private dollars – will help build and educate Wisconsin’s workforce, support diverse communities, and strengthen economies throughout the state while […]

  • Door County Thrive to Screen Film about Transition Movement

    “Transitioning to a Sustainable Future” will be the topic of the upcoming meeting of Door County Thrive! on March 10 at 6 pm at the Bertschinger Center in Egg Harbor. Dave and Renny Lea of Sustain Door will give a brief outline of the organization, which began in 2006. This will be followed by a […]

  • Nominations Sought for Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation Awards

    The Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership and The Lake Michigan Stakeholders sponsor the annual Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation Awards. This environmental awards program recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements of any individual, business, organization or policymaker in a wide range of environmental initiatives throughout the Lake Michigan basin. The awards honor those who have demonstrated […]

  • Southern Door Student Named Semifinalist of Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee

    Julian Mulroy, a Southern Door Middle School eighth grader, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is now one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2017 Wisconsin National Geographic State Bee. The contest will be held at the American Family Training Center in Madison on March 31, 2017. This is […]

  • Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department Hosts CPR Classes

    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 will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $20 per […]

  • Gibraltar DECA Organizes Amazing Minute to Benefit Door CANcer, Inc.

    Gibraltar High School’s DECA hosted an Amazing Minute during half-time of the Sturgeon Bay-Gibraltar boys basketball game on Feb. 23 and raised $509.88 for the local organization, DOOR CANcer, Inc. DOOR CANcer, Inc. is a community-based, completely volunteer organization dedicated to helping serve Door County families with cancer in times of need. Senior Brandon Emery-Janzen […]

  • Indivisible Door County Takes Part in ‘Send Trump A Postcard’ Event

    On March 15, members of “Indivisible” in Door County are joining with other groups across the country to send postcards to President Donald Trump ( This “Send Trump A Postcard Event” will meet in the parking lot behind the Sister Bay Post Office at 10 am. The group will march to mail postcards expressing concern […]

  • Southern Door School District Holds Referendum Informational Meetings

    The Southern Door County School District will do brief presentations about the upcoming referendum on April 4 to exceed the revenue limits. Voters are encouraged to learn more about the district’s need for the proposed operational referendum by attending one of these local government meetings and/or going to the district’s website at: March 16: […]

  • Learn Immunization Myths and Realities at Next Community Health Presentation

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Immunization: Myths and Realities” on March 19, 4 pm, at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. This month’s speakers, from the Wisconsin Immunization Program, are Taylor Larson and Kailynn Mitchell. The past decade has seen an increase in controversy surrounding immunizations and vaccines: […]

  • Enrollment Now Open for Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp

    Enrollment for Boys & Girls Club Summer Camp is open, with a financial advantage for early sign-ups. Boys & Girls Club offers a series of adventures, new experiences and positive fun for Door County kids from June 12 to Aug. 25. Cost per week is $65 if the sign-up is received by April 10. After […]

  • New Door County Fair Secretary Needed

    The Door County Fair Association is looking to fill the position of Door County Fair Secretary. The county fair has been a summer staple for more than 145 years. The Door County Fair Association, which consists of the entire Door County Board of Supervisors, yearly elects the Fair Board Officers. The fair officers plan and […]

  • New Volunteer Orientation Sessions for Unity in March and April

    Unity, Northeast Wisconsin’s leader in end-of-life care, announces two upcoming New Volunteer Orientation sessions for community members willing to share their time, talents and treasures to help us carry out our mission. Unity’s Volunteer Services Department works with individuals on a personal basis to find a meaningful way for them to assist with a variety […]

  • Kinnard Farms Now Accepting ‘Excellence in Agriculture’ Scholarship Applications

    Applications for Kinnard Farms’ three 2017 Excellence in Agriculture Scholarships of $1,500 each are now being accepted with a deadline of March 15. The scholarship aims to recognize and reward graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing a career related to agriculture. Emphasis is placed on students’ performance and humanitarian qualities. To be considered for […]

  • Jacksonport Women’s Club Not Selling Trees in 2017

    The Jacksonport Women’s Club will not be conducting the tree sale in 2017. The crabapple trees sold in the past were Prairifire, Sugartyme and Purple Prince. They will be available for purchase from Earthscapes (920.743.7645). For more information about the trees and future sales, call Jo Wahlen at 920.823.2032.

  • $20,000 Raised at 2017 Winter Fest for Local Nonprofits

    In its 30th year, Fish Creek Winter Festival has grown to become one of the peninsula’s largest fundraising events for multiple Door County nonprofit organizations. Aside from the Fish Creek Civic Association (FCCA), nine area nonprofits collectively raised nearly $20,000 through games and other festive endeavors. “The funds raised at ‘All Things Chocolate’ at Fish […]

  • Centenary Celebration of Baileys Harbor Grade School Scheduled for June 2017

    Baileys Harbor Grade School (BHGS) celebrates its centennial this June. Lynn Mattke has taken the lead in planning a school picnic and presentation at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on June 25 at 11 am. Traditionally, the end of the school year was marked by a festive outdoor potluck picnic that included the students, teachers […]

  • Spring Job Fair at Cherry Point Mall on March 15

    The Door County American Job Center, operated by We Are HOPE, Inc., will host its Spring Job Fair on March 15, 2 – 6 pm, at Door County American Job Center located inside the Cherry Point Mall at 1300 Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay. Sponsors include: Jim Olson Motors of Door County, Door Landscape & […]

  • Chef Lawrence Hutchinson Joins Glacier Ledge Restaurant

    Slated to open in April 2017, Glacier Ledge, the casual fine-dining restaurant experience that is part of the Door Artisan Cheese Company, is getting ready for its first season. Glacier Ledge will feature a tantalizing menu for both lunch and dinner as well as indoor seating for 60 and outdoor seating for 60. Inside, you […]

  • Action Realty Agents Awarded for 2016 Production

    Dean Dvorak, owner of Action Realty in Sturgeon Bay, recently presented his agents with the following 2016 awards: Laddie Chapman, Rising Star Award; Julie Henkel, Multi-Million Dollar Award; Cindy Koutnik, Top Producing Agent; and Ken Beutler, Above & Beyond Award.  

  • Stopping Bullies in Cyberspace: National Expert Comes to Work with Three Schools

    Remember the good old days before the internet when bullies were largely limited to torturing their victims by word or deed in person? Welcome to the cowardly new world of the cyberbully. These modern-day bullies torment their victims via text, email, chatrooms, social network sites, gaming sites and video hosting sites. “In some ways it […]

  • Weather Wizard: Spring Is Coming

    “One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of a March thaw, is the spring.” Aldo Leopold   Every year in the Midwest, after the cold dark winter, March comes along and starts dropping hints. Leaving a trail of crumbs to lead one out of that frigid stillness […]

  • Celebrate the Luck O’ the Irish with St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 11

    Come celebrate County Door and enter your float or group in the annual Sturgeon Bay St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is now accepting entry applications for the 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade taking place Saturday, March 11 at 11 am. The parade begins at Sawyer Park and proceeds to Oak Street, […]

  • Obituary: John Joseph Zettel

    John Joseph Zettel, 54, of the Town of Baileys Harbor, passed away at home late Sunday afternoon, March 5, 2017 with family and friends at his side. He was born August 10, 1962 in Sturgeon Bay, the only child of Cletus and Agnes (Washichek) Zettel. John graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1980 before attending […]

  • Obituary: Bette J. Phillips

    Bette J. Phillips, Green Bay, passed away March 3, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital after a short illness. She was born April 22, 1939 in Baileys Harbor to Edward and Myrtle (Albertson) Appel Sr. Bette married Robert Phillips in Algoma on July 28, 1962. The couple moved to Milwaukee for 2 years were Bette taught […]

  • Obituary: Katharine B. Faulkner

    Katharine B Faulkner, age 75, of Sister Bay, passed away unexpectedly in her home due to natural causes on March 1, 2017.   She was born Nov. 2, 1941 and raised in Waukegan, IL and moved to Sister Bay in 2004.  She spent her time gardening, quilting, playing with her grandchildren, and volunteering at Bargains.  […]

  • Obituary: Clara ‘Claire’ Baack

    Claire Baack, age 93, long-time resident of Sister Bay, died peacefully on March 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Rudie; her parents, Ole and Gunhild, and her sister, Alice Harkins. She is survived by her children, Paul Baack and Mary Abrahamson (Ralph); her grandchildren, Christian Abrahamson, Alexander Baack […]

  • Obituary: Jean Hendricks Lichty

    Jean Hendricks Lichty, 82, died Feb. 25, 2017 at Silvergate Retirement Community, Fallbrook, CA. She was born Aug. 23, 1934 in Sturgeon Bay to Henry and Lulu Hendricks. After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School, she attended Gale Institute in Minneapolis. Jean then went to Washington, DC, working at the Pentagon as a stenographer for […]

  • Births: Feb. 23 – March 3, 2017

      Dr. and Mrs. Phillip and Molly Arnold are proud to announce the healthy arrival of their son, Jack Phillip Arnold, born Mar. 3, 2017, in Seattle, Wash. Maternal grandparents are Don Bumpus of Sister Bay and Barb Lundquist of Sister Bay. Parental grandparents are Dr. and Mrs. PG and Susan Arnold of Rochester, Minn. […]

  • Jim Rossol’s Photography at UUF

    Award-winning fine art photographer Jim Rossol will exhibit his work at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery in March. Rossol won Second Place Judges’ Choice in the Door County Visitor Bureau’s 2010 “Around the County” photo contest and received a “Photography of Note” designation in the 2014 Peninsula Pulse Hal Prize competition. He has frequently been juried […]

  • Wintery Scenes for Spring Exhibit at Quarry House Gallery

    A spring opening presentation of the work of Mitch Heinrichs will be held at his Quarry House Gallery in Fish Creek. The show is titled “Behind the Door,” and it’s a collection of seldom seen rural life and winter scenery. Heinrichs said his motivation to highlight these scene was that “many summer visitors and guests […]

  • Algoma Sculptor Selected as Juror for New York Art Competition

    Award-winning Algoma sculptor and art instructor Bren Sibilsky has been chosen as a guest juror for Manhattan Arts International HERStory 2017. The Manhattan Arts International HERStory 2017 is an online exhibition of women artists that runs from April 27 – June 27, 2017. It will feature the artwork of more than 50 outstanding women artists […]

  • Friends of DC Libraries Hold ‘Cabin Fever’ Book Sale

    Despite a glimpse of spring now and again, winter is likely to hang around a while longer. So why not use these waning days of burrow-time to delve into some good books? Just in time to help with that effort comes the Friends of Door County Libraries’ “Cabin Fever Book Sale” on March 11, 9 […]

  • The Bestseller List: Feb. 26, 2017

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen 3. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood 4. The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George 5. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Library Holds Cookbook Exchange

    The Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Ave., announces its annual cookbook exchange Saturday, March 18 from 9 am – 1 pm. Sort through your cookbooks, set aside the ones that are no longer wanted or used, and then donate them by Saturday, March 18 or exchange them on March 18 for cookbooks that have […]

  • Waukesha Writer’s Workshop Announces Contest

    The Waukesha Writer’s Workshop has announced its 2017 Bo Carter Memorial Contest. Writers are invited to submit unpublished nonfiction (article, essay, nostalgia), fiction or poetry pieces to this contest through April 17, 2017. For guidelines and submission information, visit