Peninsula Pulse – March 16-23, 2018

In this issue

  • Reps in the News: Walker Pulls Out of Marine Sanctuary Plan

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens met with superintendents from the 1st Assembly District for a roundtable discussion March 16 at Sturgeon Bay High School. The superintendents and Kitchens discussed issues affecting local school districts, ranging from sparsity aid and referendums, to school safety and the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding. Source:  Kitchens press release […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support for Avenson

    It is with great enthusiasm that I am writing in support of Kelly Avenson’s bid to become Sturgeon Bay’s next Alderperson in District 4. Kelly is an entrepreneur who has started and continues to operate two businesses in Sturgeon Bay. She is a tireless community builder, a quality that is reflected in her service as […]

  • Register Now for Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League

    Sturgeon Bay Girls Little League registration is now underway for girls ages 6-16. Games are played on Monday and Wednesday nights beginning May 23 and running through the second week of July. Practices will be held for about one month prior to the start of games. Last year 193 girls competed on 17 teams across […]

  • Serenity Bridge Yoga Hosts Mindfulness, Gong Bath Sessions

    Serenity Bridge Yoga is holding monthly Mindfulness Practice & Sacred Gong Bath sessions on the first Friday of the Month. The next session is April 6. The 30-minute mindfulness class will relax the body and quiet the mind. Following mindfulness, the class will flow directly into a gong bath. The gong is a sacred and […]

  • League of Women Voters Seeking Election Observers

    The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin is seeking election observers for the April 3 spring election. The focus is ensuring there is no disenfranchisement; monitoring the voter experience, including registration and showing ID; tracking any problems that can be fixed for the fall elections. If you’re interested in volunteering again for the April election, […]

  • Municipal Meetings: March 16 – 23

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at noon on March 20. County of Door:  The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am March 19. The Finance Committee meets at 1 pm March 19. The ADRC Advisory board meets at 3 pm March 19. The Library Broad meets at 5 pm March […]

  • Artists Invited to Apply for “Alive in the Arts” Exhibit

    Wisconsin professional artists and Wisconsin residents for whom fine art is an avocation, are invited to submit entries for Gallery 110 North’s 23rd Annual Juried Exhibit, Alive in the Arts. Artists must be 18 years or older to enter. Open to all two- and three-dimensional fine art media including, but not limited to, pastel, painting, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Avenson for Alderwoman

    I am writing to share my support for Kelly Avenson, who is running for Sturgeon Bay’s City Council in the coming Spring election. District 4 has the opportunity to elect a local official who is assessable, sensible, professional, and ready for this position in every way. That Kelly has set her sights on and invested […]

  • Manners Matter: Seat Saving

    Dear Mary Pat, Last week, I attended a free community event and, knowing that this monthly event (with limited seating) regularly fills up, arrived 40 minutes early to secure a seat. Shortly after I settled in, I watched a group of four people find seats toward the front. After removing their coats and purses, they […]

  • DPAS Holds Viewing Night on St. Patrick’s Day

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will open the Leif Everson Observatory to the public March 17 at 7 pm. The event is free and will be held if the sky is clear or cloudy. The observatory is located at 2200 Utah Street in Sturgeon Bay.

  • High School Athletics Schedule: March 16 – 23

    GIBRALTAR Track & Field March 16 @ Sheboygan North, TBD March 20 @ Oconto Falls, 4:30 pm   STURGEON BAY Track & Field March 20 @ Oconto Falls, 4:30 pm

  • St. Paddy’s Day Book Sale

    The Friends of Door County Libraries will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Book Sale, March 17, 9 am to 1 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library. This special Saturday event offers a chance to browse the thousands of categorized titles lining the shelves of the lower level Mel Madel Friends Room. From newer books by […]

  • Featured Pet: Gerry

    Readers are invited to meet Gerry, a 4-year-old, buff/white domestic shorthair tabby. He was brought in Feb. 28 as a stray. He’s very friendly and relaxed. He’s also comfortable, confident and great when the staff does any medical work on him. Gerry likes to lay around and chill. He’s great with other cats, but is […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: March 16, 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? “We built a birthing canal out of snow.” “The universe is made of atoms…my Uncle Adam…Uncle’s Atoms.” “It’s the sound of her […]

  • Door Artisan Cheese’s Top Hat Cheddar Stands Tall at World Championship

    When Door Artisan Cheese Co. owner Mike Brennenstuhl called cheesemaker Darrell Demeter last week to tell him he won a world championship for his Top Hat Cheddar, a cave-aged English-style cheddar in the Natural Rinded Cheddar category, Darrell asked, “What do I do now?” “Embrace the moment,” Brennenstuhl said. “It’s a creative effort with our […]

  • Letter to the Editor: My Question Is Why?

    How is it that a lobbying group of almost five million members, the NRA, can hold our nation of 325 million people hostage? Is it because we have a majority of spineless, self-serving elected officials throughout our government? Survey after survey tells us that the majority (84-90 percent) of the country wants reasonable and comprehensive […]

  • Library Offers Free STEAM Mystery Bags

    Door County Library is embracing hands-on learning and engineering fun with free Spring STEAM Mystery Bags available for pick up at the Baileys Harbor Library through March. The young and the young at heart who complete the project by April 6 will receive a certificate of completion along with display of their creations at the […]

  • Kewaunee County 8th, Door 34th in State Health Ranking

    Kewaunee County ranks eighth in the state and Door County sits almost midway at No. 34 among the 72 county rankings in the ninth annual County Health Rankings, released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI). The rankings look at the following metrics:  length and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Open Meetings Law and Public Comment Opportunities

    The Wisconsin State Statutes Chapter 19, Subchapter V, Sec 19.81 provides guidance on the Open Meetings of Governmental Bodies. It provides declaration of the policy, history, definitions, and procedures. A governmental body can hold an open session meeting only if it has been properly posted in accordance with the state statutes. Chapter 19, sadly does […]

  • The Bestseller List: March 16, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead Call Me by Your Name, by André Aciman TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande You Are a Badass, by Jen […]

  • Bird Celebration in Algoma

    The 4th annual Algoma Bird Celebration will be held April 7, 9 am to 2 pm at the Algoma Youth Club, 620 Lake St. This event is free and open to the public with activities for all ages. Programs, children’s activity area, informational displays including landscaping/gardening, sale items, door prizes, food and refreshments will be […]

  • Server of the Week: Rachel Mickelson at AC Tap

    Are you “up north” and searching for a drink and tasty grub? There’s a barstool waiting for you at this beloved local pub. Rachel is ready to serve you in her friendly, easy-going way All you need to do is bring cash – it’s the only way to pay!   If you want to treat […]

  • Learn Proper Pruning Techniques

    UW-Extension will offer a class on proper methods for pruning fruit trees on March 22, 9:30 am – 12 pm. The class will be taught by Scott Reuss, UW-Extension Marinette County agriculture agent, and include an instructional presentation and demonstration. The class will be held at Emerald Acres Farm, 6424 Emerald Drive, Sturgeon Bay. The […]

  • Board Hears Update on Beach Health Program

    A series of incidents took place 16 years ago that has led to Door County being a progressive leader in the health of its 34 beaches. It all began in 2002 when the Door County Public Health Department was notified that an unusual amount of toilet paper and anti-diarraheal medicine were being sold at the […]

  • DCHS Winter Luncheon to be a Triple-feature Presentation

    The Door County Historical Society will host a winter luncheon and triple-feature presentation “Exploring Wisconsin Supper Clubs” on March 17. The lunch and programs will be at the Lodge at Leathem Smith; the first program begins at 11 am. The triple-feature includes a screening of the documentary Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper […]

  • Master Gardeners Association Offers Program with the Midwest Daffodil Society

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces a free public continuing education program featuring George Dorner of the Midwest Daffodil Society. He will present “Different Daffs – Overview of an Addiction” on March 27, 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay. The annual appearance of thousands of yellow daffodils marks the return of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Time Is Now

    We have the power and the tools to transform the suffering of the parents that have lost their children to gun violence; we have the power to stop the senseless killing with guns thought out our country. Our countrymen are dying not because they have to but because we allow it and the decisions each […]

  • Music Festival Announces Scholarships for Musical Seniors

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) is currently accepting applications for its $3,000 college scholarship. Each year PMF awards a scholarship to a graduating senior who desires to further his or her education in music. The recipient must be an outstanding music student, who has demonstrated his or her ability as a performer and has shown […]

  • Artisans Don’t Hibernate

    While most of the county is “closed until spring,” Ellison Bay artisans are working hard to stock up their inventory for the upcoming busy season. Two potteries – Clay Bay Pottery and Ellison Bay Pottery – are making beautiful pots, platters and mugs to be put on the display for many Door County visitors in […]

  • “Taking Flight” Connects History of Birds and People

    From ancient American Indian shamans to Renaissance explorers to modern conservationists, Taking Flight: A History of Birds and People in the Heart of America illuminates the history of human interaction with birds, through a Midwestern lens. This cultural history explores how and why people have worshiped, feared, studied, hunted, eaten and protected the birds that […]

  • Blue Accounting Formed to Gather Great Lakes Data

    With two countries, eight states, two provinces, 249 counties and countless non-governmental organizations and businesses focusing attention on the complex issues confronting the Great Lakes basin, you can imagine the huge amount of data hanging out there with each agency and group. At the 2013 Conference of Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers, […]

  • Join the Hunt for Easter Eggs at Fitzgerald Park, March 31

    The second annual Ellison Bay Easter Egg Hunt will be held March 31, 12-2 pm at Fitzgerald Park. Children ages 2 to 12 years old are welcome to join the hunt. Children older than 12 can volunteer to help hide the eggs. Colorful plastic Easter eggs are provided and hidden by the Ellison Bay Service […]

  • Door to Nature: Red-winged Blackbirds Are Back

    Some ornithologists say the most abundant bird species in North America is the red-winged blackbird. This was stated a number of years ago and perhaps it is still true, but the European starling, seen recently in great masses along county roads, may come in as a close second. I subscribe to Wisbirdn, which is a […]

  • Peninsula Players Receives Grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board

    Peninsula Players Theater announces it was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) through their WAB’s Creation & Presentation program. Funds of the grant will support the Peninsula Players continued development and presentation of theatrical productions and community programs as the theater prepares for its 83rd season in 2018. Peninsula Players ranked among […]

  • Cheers!: Forever Amber

    There was a time in another century when I would go out of my way for an amber beer. I was in love with the caramelly maltiness of the style. And then I wasn’t. I completely lost my taste for red beer. Tasted cloying, like someone trying to hang on in an affair that has […]

  • Northern Sky is Offering Sponsorships for “Lumberjacks in Love”

    Northern Sky Theater has a new sponsorship opportunity for their 2018 summer season in Peninsula State Park. The sponsorship offers fans a chance to get up close and personal with the cast of Lumberjacks in Love. “Lumberjacks in Love has been an audience favorite going back to the premiere in 1996,” said Artistic Director Jeff […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Many Questions to Consider

    With President Trump and many others calling for teachers to carry guns in schools, it is interesting to think about what an actual proposal to this end might look like. The following are some things that such a proposal would need to address. Would it be mandatory or optional for teachers to carry guns? If […]

  • Meet the Easter Bunny at the 11th Annual Sister Bay Easter Egg Hunt

    Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny at the 11th annual Sister Bay Easter Egg Hunt March 31 at 10:30 am. Hunt for colorful eggs with candy inside at Waterfront Park in downtown Sister Bay (inside Village Hall if it rains). Find a Golden Ticket egg and win a special prize. Participants should bring […]

  • Crossroads Searches for Green on a Nature Walk on St. Patrick’s Day

    On March 17, the Irish (and this Saturday, everyone is Irish) will parade, dance jigs and wear green, so in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, Crossroads at Big Creek is holding the “In Search of Green” nature walk. At 4 pm, join the naturalist for the hour-long walk, trail conditions permitting. Hikers should dress for […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Great Service from Herlache Small Engine

    All too often letters to the editor reflect criticism or negative opinions. I would like to give credit to a local business which cheerfully provides excellent service. A while back we had a significant snowstorm and at the same time I experienced a problem with my snowblower. My drive is long and we had to […]

  • Leftover Turkey Harvest Permits Available March 19

    Bonus turkey harvest authorizations (previously known as leftover permits) will go on sale the week of March 19 with each zone having a designated sales date. Bonus harvest authorizations can be purchased online through GoWild.Wi.Gov and at all license agents. Sales start at 10 am and run until midnight each day. The date for our […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Starts its 28th Summer Season on June 15

    For their 28th summer season, Midsummer’s Music brings nine unique programs in 37 concerts spanning a seven-week period. Midsummer’s Music programming incorporates a mix of well-known composers alongside others who are less familiar. Receptions, often with wine and hors d’oeuvres, follow most concerts, where attendees can mingle with friends and the musicians. The 2018 summer […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: March 16 – 23

    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 March 12, 1880 The changeable weather of late has caused large numbers of our people to wrestle with the “epizootic.” The disease is not a […]

  • White Gull Welcomes Grammy Nominee March 21

    Grammy nominee Claire Lynch and her band will perform March 21, 8 pm at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek. Long recognized and praised as a creative force in acoustic music, Lynch is a pioneer who continually pushes the boundaries of the bluegrass genre. Her career has been decorated with many accolades including three […]

  • Trivia: Where did record producer George Martin record the crowd noise for the start of The Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends”?

    Question:  Where did record producer George Martin record the crowd noise for the start of The Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends”? Answer:  During a Beatles concert at the Hollywood Bowl

  • Letter to the Editor: Protect Our Elections!

    The United States is under attack by Russian operatives who meddled in the 2016 elections in at least seven states and is continuing to meddle with our elections today. What has the President of the United States done about it? Nothing! This brazen assault on our U.S. democracy goes unpunished! We can forget all the […]

  • Newport State Parks Welcomes Spring with Two March Events

    Newport State Park is holding a pair of March events that welcome in the spring season. On March 18 at 1:30 pm, Charlotte Lukes will lead “Bluebirds in Door County.” Lukes will present a slideshow and explain the success story of the Eastern Bluebird in Wisconsin. Along with all aspects of bluebird monitoring, she will […]

  • The 2018 Door County Wine Fest to Take Place June 30

    The Door County Wine Trail announces the third annual Door County Wine Fest will take place June 30, 1-5 pm at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy unlimited tasting of award-winning Door County wines from eight local wineries, paired with cheese, and relaxing music. Grab your friends, head to the wine bar and choose your […]

  • Dusty Johnson is King of the Bowl

    The Sister Bay Bowl hosted the King of the Bowl Tournament March 2, and Dusty Johnson was named 2018 King of the Bowl. Thirty bowlers from Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay and Green Bay bowled in three games of the qualifying rounds. The following bowlers made it to the playoff rounds:  Andy Alger, David Cole, Kristie […]

  • Town of Gibraltar Cited for Failing to Acquire Proper Permit for Parking Lot Project

    Pete Van Sistine said he and his neighbors were stunned when crews began plowing down trees adjacent to their property Feb. 22. “We started calling around to find out what was going on,” Van Sistine said. “It was shocking.” The Van Sistines live in the Birch Grove condos, the yellow condos in the center of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Universal Background Checks for Gun Purchases

    When I force myself to think about the recent Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, when I think any of those people could have been my children or grandchildren, I get angry. I get angry because those deaths were preventable through an up-to-date universal background check system for all gun sales.   Universal background […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball Standings, Schedule: March 12

    STANDINGS As of March 12, 2018 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 30-9 (Based on 6-3 head-to-head record) Music Masters DJs, 30-9 Some Spike It Hot, 27-12 Door County Fire Co., 26-13 Olson Dental, 10-26 Boom Town, 8-31 The Caffeinators, 5-34 B League, W-L Red Room, 39-6 Hatco Serve-Rites, 30-15 Peninsula Podiatry, 27-18 Bull Pen, […]

  • By the Numbers: Gender Equality

    In honor of National Women’s Month, we take a look at some gender equality issues. 5 Wisconsin’s ranking in a recent survey of the best states for women. The survey looked at a wide range of social and economic issues. Wisconsin tied with Nebraska for the highest high school graduation rate for women. It also […]

  • Pulse Price Report: March 14, 2018

    Crop prices (March 14) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.45 -0.46 $3.26 Soybeans $9.57 -0.80 $9.52 Wheat $4.08 -0.81 $3.63 Oats $3.01 -0.45 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.35/bushel -0.46 New-Crop Corn $3.62/bushel -0.48 Wheat $4.12/bushel -0.77   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Name a Lake Michigan Champion

    The Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership (LNRP) and 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 policy maker in a wide range of environmental initiatives throughout the Lake Michigan basin. The awards honor those who have […]

  • Karst, Canoes and Climate Change Among Annual Conservation Congress Questions

    Among the 54 advisory questions from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Board list to be voted on April 9 during the annual statewide meeting of the Conservation Congress is one that asks if people would be willing to pay a $5 annual fee to use state fishery, wildlife, natural areas and leased public hunting […]

  • State News: Elk Hunt, Cranberry Tariff, New Prison

    DNR Announces First State Elk Hunt After a 20-year reintroduction effort in northern Wisconsin, the state Department of Natural Resources will hold the state’s first ever elk hunt near Clam Lake this fall. Elk were first reintroduced in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in 1995 when 25 animals were brought in from Michigan. DNR big game […]

  • Governor’s Conference on Tourism: The people and ideas behind Wisconsin’s tourism industry

    Governor Walker Opens Tourism Conference Governor Scott Walker arrived at Appleton’s new Fox Cities Exhibition Center in a Wisconsin-made fire truck, donning jackets representing industries that touch each part of the state, removing them one by one throughout his address to conference attendees. Walker touted the economic impact of tourism and its ability to create […]

  • Grab Your Green Gear and Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the 25th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center and Kitty O’Reillys Irish Pub present the 25th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Come celebrate County Door by watching the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Sturgeon Bay on March 17 at 11 am. There are many participants in the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade who are ready to do their […]

  • Framed: Owl Eyes

    A group of owl enthusiasts at the 3rd Annual Owl-O-Rama on March 3 at The Ridges learn what it might be like to have eyes like an owl during the Owl Prowl pre-hike presentation. Submitted by Lynda Sanford (also pictured, front left)

  • Bedrock Bluegrass Hosting an Open Jam on March 18

    Bedrock Bluegrass Band will host a Bluegrass Open Acoustic Music Jam at Peninsula Pub on March 18, 1-3 pm. Musicians of all levels are invited to play bluegrass, country, folk or a bit of Irish music. The jam will be in a song circle format. So, when it’s your turn, you can pass or announce […]

  • Paper Birds Take the Stage at the Gibraltar Town Hall March 23

    On March 23 at 7 pm, Paper Birds will take the stage at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall. Paper Birds is a pop-up band fronted by local folky Katie Dahl as well as California-based Claudia Russell. Dahl and Russell are joined by their respective husbands, Rich Higdon (bass and percussion) and Bruce Kaplan (mandolin and […]

  • Eileen Bohn Speaker Series Focuses on Groundwater Protection

    The second event of the League of Women Voters of Door County’s Eileen Bohn Speaker Series is April 28, 9 am at the Sturgeon Bay High School Commons. The program will focus on “Protecting Our Groundwater.” UW-Oshkosh Geology Professor Maureen Muldoon and USDA Agricultural Researcher Mark Borchardt will provide an overview of Door County’s unique […]

  • Obituary: Joan P. Lindal

    Joan P. Lindal, 78, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home Monday morning, March 12, 2018. She was born June 9, 1939 in Oak Park, Ill., the daughter of the late Frederick and Bernice (Chapman) Drueen. Joan graduated in 1957 from Maine Township High School. On August 13, 1960, she was united in marriage to William […]

  • Obituary: Clarice Ann Cornette

    Clarice Ann Cornette, 72, of Sturgeon Bay, died March 12, 2018, at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay. She was born Jan. 30, 1946, in Brussels to Edward and Viola (Renier) Englebert. On Oct. 8, 1966, she married Ervin L. Cornette in Brussels. Clarice was a long time and active member of Holy […]

  • Obituary: Evarista ‘Evie’ Nell

    Evarista “Evie” Dorothy Nell, 89, of Forestville, passed away at her daughter’s home on March 12, 2018.  She was born December 25, 1928, in Algoma to Wenzel and Louise (Paul) Fiala.  Evie graduated from Algoma High School and on April 14, 1953, she married Orland Nell in Algoma.   He preceded her in death on January […]

  • Obituary: Keith Korth

    March 28, 1954 – March 10, 2018 Keith Korth, “Kramer the Framer,” 63, died March 10. Simply Cremation is assisting the family. Visit to send the family an online condolence or to share a memory. In lieu of flowers, make donations to the Humane Society.

  • Obituary: Margaret Hollenbeck

    Margaret Lorraine (nee Anthony) Hollenbeck died March 10, 2018. She was born in Waukegan, Ill. on Feb. 4, 1933 to Clarence and Lucille Anthony. Margaret was the only girl in a family of seven brothers. In Feb. of 1952 she married a sailor named Kenneth Hollenbeck from New York State. They returned to Waukegan in […]

  • Obituary: Marion Beatrice Klapatch

    Marion Beatrice Klapatch, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, died Tuesday morning, March 6, 2018 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF. She was born May 14, 1924 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Clement and Laura (DeBaker) Friex. Marion was united in marriage to to Delbert Edward Klapatch, and they shared 52 years of marriage. Delbert passed away in […]

  • Obituary: Orville Henry Kugler

    Orville Henry Kugler, Sr., 86, of Sturgeon Bay, POW, MIA, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart recipient, died Tuesday morning, March 6, 2018. He was born May 20, 1931 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Frederick “Fritz” and Pearl (Ehlers) Kugler. Before graduating high school at Sevastopol, Orville enlisted with the United […]

  • Boys & Girls Club of Door County Announces Mortgage Retirement

    On Feb. 22 the Boys & Girls Club of Door County (BGCDC) achieved one of the most significant landmarks for any organization when the mortgage was paid off. In 2013, the Club took out a $627,000 mortgage on the building at 55 S. Third Avenue when they acquired the property and moved into two floors. […]

  • NWTC Named as Finalist for AACC Excellence Award for Advancing Diversity

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) has been named a finalist for the 2018 American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Excellence Award for Advancing Diversity. The Awards of Excellence recognize the exceptional work among the nation’s two-year colleges. At NWTC, one of College’s main values is “everyone has worth.” The value statement reads, “We are committed […]

  • Door County Women’s Club to Award Scholarship, Looking for Applicants

    The Door County Women’s Club is sponsoring a $500 scholarship for the fall term for women 25 years or older, living in Door County with financial need, who are returning to an accredited higher education institution. The application deadline is April 15. For more information contact RaeLynn Dalske at 920.495.6003 or 920.746.0580.

  • Spring Candidate Meet-and-Greet at Door County Makers Space

    On March 17, 12-2 pm, Door County residents are invited to a public meet-and-greet with several candidates on the April 3 spring ballot. These races include school board, town board, city council and county board. These races represent candidates from throughout the county, not just Sturgeon Bay. The majority of these candidates are women ages […]

  • Scot Ross, Beau Liegeois to Attend Democratic Party of Door County Meeting

    On March 22, Scot Ross will make an appearance at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor from 6 to 8 pm. Beau Liegeois, who will run for the 8th congressional district, will also be in attendance. Ross, One Wisconsin Now and One Wisconsin Institute Executive Director since 2007, has served as a […]

  • Spa at Sacred Grounds’ Postcard Writing Event to Coincide with ‘March for Our Lives’

    The Spa at Sacred Grounds is hosting a postcard writing event March 24 to coincide with the March for Our Lives events around the country. The event begins at 10 am, and Gloria Dougherty will have 1,000 uniquely designed postcards from Cardthartic that were inspired by her desire to make a difference and impact change. […]

  • YMCA Summer Camp Registration Now Underway

    The Door County YMCA opened summer camp registration for members March 12 and March 14 for the community. All of the YMCA camps share a common mission:  to encourage character growth through caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. For more information about the camps or to register, visit, call 920.743.4949 or 920.868.3660.

  • Door County Kayak Tours to Give Local Nonprofits Gift Certificates

    Door County Kayak Tours calls on all local nonprofit organizations to submit their donation request by March 30 and qualify for a complimentary gift certificate. During the 16 years Door County Kayak Tours has been in business it has participated in thousands of donations local and nationwide. The family-owned company solidifies its effort with the […]

  • Good Friday, Easter Service Information for Lakeside Community Church

    It’s Easter season at Lakeside Community Church, and their Good Friday service will include music, scripture and communion. The Good Friday, March 30, service begins at 6:30 pm and childcare will be provided for children through age 7. Easter celebration services will be at 8:30 and 10:15 am April 1. Childcare will be available and […]

  • Community Foundation Awards Grants to Kind Clipper Club, Door County Medical Center

    The Door County Service Club Coalition, a fund of the Door County the Community Foundation, has awarded the Kind Clipper Club at TJ Walker Middle School a youth mini-grant. This grant provided the funds to purchase the materials needed for the sixth graders to create tie-blankets. The students used the funds to purchase fleece, then […]

  • Door-Tran Receives National Recognition for Mobility Management Practices

    This past January, Door-Tran was noted as one of seven mobility management best practices in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) study, A Guide to Successful Mobility Management Practices for Improving Transportation Services in Small Urban and Rural Areas. The NCHRP study, completed by KFH Group Inc., researched more than 100 mobility management efforts […]

  • Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay Hosts NCAA Basketball Finals Fundraiser

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay will host the 16th Annual NCAA Basketball Finals at the Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay on April 2. The event will once again support scholarships for graduating students from Door County’s five high schools. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and include an opportunity to […]

  • Wisconsin Winners of World Cheese Championship

    Mild Cheddar (0-3 months) Mild Cheddar, AMPI-Blair, Blair, Wis., 99.35 points. Sharp Cheddar (6 months to 1 year) Sharp, Land O’ Lakes, Inc., Kiel, 98.5 Aged Cheddar (1 to 2 years) English Hollow Cheddar, Maple Leaf Cheesemakers, Monroe, 99.2 Traditional Waxed Cheddar, mild to medium Old English Style Cheddar, aged 5 months, Sacon Cheese, Cleveland, […]

  • Gibraltar DECA Students Win at State Conference

    Gibraltar DECA, the Association of Marketing, Management and Entrepreneurship Students, returned from the State Career Development Conference with several awards. The chapter earned a state award for general contributions to charities and community service work. The team of Andras Szakala and Ryan Kropuenske earned first place in the Virtual Business Challenge, an online business simulation […]

  • Scenic Shore Inn Breaks Ground for New Facility

    Ground was broken Friday, March 16, for the Scenic Shore Inn’s new conference and motel facility at 2221 Lake St., Algoma. Bayland Buildings of Green Bay is the general contractor for the project. The two-story motel will include eight guest rooms, two kitchenettes, a conference area, gathering space, indoor pool and sauna and a large […]

  • Door County Job Center Holds Spring Job Fair March 21

    The Door County Job Center is holding a Spring Job Fair March 21, 2-6 pm at Cherry Point Mall in Sturgeon Bay. Potential employees can meet with representatives from ABR Employment Services, Door County Medical Center, Door Landscape & Nursery, Evergreen Nursery, Home Instead Senior Care, Homes for Independent Living, Mi Casa Door County Cleaning […]

  • Summer Job Fair at Gibraltar High School April 4

    Gibraltar Secondary Schools will host a summer job fair from 12 to 2 pm, April 4. The event will provide students an opportunity to meet with local employers to explore work opportunities. Businesses interested in participating need to register by emailing Mary Witteborg at [email protected]. Email should include contact name, business and a telephone number. […]

  • Little Sweden Recognized for Customer Service Efforts

    Little Sweden Resort in Fish Creek was chosen as a national example for customer service from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), a nationally recognized organization in the hospitality industry. ARDA looked at thousands of resorts across the country and they chose to highlight three resorts with this designation; Little Sweden was one of them. […]

  • Sister Bay Earns Award for Beach Design

    Sister Bay officials are pleased to announce that SmithGroup JJR, the architectural, engineering and planning firm retained to work on the Beach Expansion Project, recently won the American Society of Landscape Architects “Award of Excellence” for that project. The Award of Excellence is the highest honor the ASLA gives out on an annual basis. Pictured […]

  • The Life of Director, Hollywood Pioneer Dorothy Arzner

    Never give up and never close your mind. This profound idea made itself plain to me recently as I searched for a new and exciting movie on one of my streaming channels. The problem is that my preferred genre is what today is typically dismissed as “classic” film, i.e., old black and white movies, preferably […]

  • Roy Bob Brown & The Country Carrousers Are ‘Superstars of Love’

    The last time I heard from Roy Bob Brown & The Country Carrousers was in 2010 with the release of the CD It’s Cold Up Here & We Ain’t Got No Pants On. Since then, Roy Bob has relocated himself to Nashville and reformed the Country Carrousers with players in that neck of the woods […]

  • Questions & Artists: Maritime Painter Lee Radtke

    North of the Door County Maritime Museum, the giants of the Great Lakes wait out winter’s hold. The sheer magnitude of the ships is awe-inspiring for anyone, maritime enthusiast or not. For Illinois oil painter Lee Radtke, seeing those ships last winter on a cold, February evening at sunset proved an “almost religious experience.” He […]

  • Door County Students Join National Walkout

    Hundreds of Door County students joined in the nationwide walkout March 14 to protest gun violence and memorialize the victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas School in Parkland, Florida. Students at Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar, Sevastopol and Southern Door took part. At Gibraltar approximately 130 students in grades 7 – 12th grade […]

  • Write On Presents Children’s Lit Conference in April

    Children’s book readers, lovers and those who aspire to write them are the target audience of Write On, Door County’s first ever Children’s Literature Conference in Sturgeon Bay next month. Following in the footsteps of last year’s successful two-day poetry conference, the children’s literature conference April 6-8 will bring together some of the region’s best […]