Peninsula Pulse – March 2-9, 2018

In this issue

  • Sharing the Work of Scandia Village Family

    The next show at the Meadows Art Gallery is Scandia Family and Friends, running now through March 31. Along with the new exhibit, the gallery features new LED lighting and a fresh coat of paint. This annual exhibit shows off the artwork of Scandia Village residents, volunteers, staff and members of their families. All types […]

  • HELP of Door County Opposes Welfare Reform Package

    HELP of Door County joins with advocates for victims of domestic violence across Wisconsin to express dismay and frustration about the recent actions of our legislative representatives following votes to pass a package of nine bills aimed at restricting access to social safety net services. Steve Vickman, executive director of HELP of Door County, said, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Led By Children

    “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” Albert Einstein, Rita Mae Brown or Benjamin Franklin. Without disparaging our feelings of grief, hopelessness, frustration and anger in response to gun violence, we turn to “Thoughts and Prayers.” I join others in declaring the time has come for requiring ourselves […]

  • Fish Sticks: Kangaroo Lake Residents Improve Habitat

    Kangaroo Lake was a potentially unhealthy mixture of crusty snowdrift and sheer, smooth-as-glass ice as a dedicated team of lake residents created more fish sticks on the shoreline the morning of Feb. 17. This was the fourth year that Kangaroo Lake Association (KLA) members ventured onto the icy lake, wrestling 35- to 55-foot trees into […]

  • Marathon Reading of “A Sand County Almanac”

    Celebrate Aldo Leopold Weekend by attending a marathon reading of his classic essay collection, A Sand County Almanac. Taking place March 3 at various locations throughout the county, the program is presented in collaboration with The Clearing Folk School, Crossroads at Big Creek, Door County Land Trust, Ridges Sanctuary, and Write On, Door County. The […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: March 2 – 9

    SOUTHERN DOOR Boys Basketball March 2 – Regionals vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7 pm Girls Basketball March 3 – Sectionals @ Kaukauna, TBD   STURGEON BAY Boys Basketball March 2 – Regionals @ Southern Door, 7 pm

  • Door County Groups Join the State in Celebrating Aldo Leopold

    Each year, on the first weekend in March,  people throughout the state gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Wisconsin’s premier conservationist, Aldo Leopold, with a marathon reading of essays from A Sand County Almanac. On the peninsula, a collaboration  of Write On Door County, The Clearing, The Ridges Sanctuary, Door County Land Trust […]

  • Homebuyer Education Workshop March 10

    Lakeshore Community Action Program, Inc., serving Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Calumet counties is offering a Homebuyer Education workshop. The workshop offers practical tools, consumer information and includes handouts for each participant about the home buying process. A certified housing counselor facilitates the workshop. The workshop will be held from 9:30 am to 3 pm […]

  • Sister Bay Makes First Approvals of 40-Unit Hotel

    The Sister Bay Plan Commission took the first steps in approval of a four-story, 40-unit hotel and retail space at the vacant property off of Bay Shore Drive and Mill Road. The commission had few questions, thanking developer Chris Schmeltz of Jaco Management for adjustments he made to the design following the first rendering presented […]

  • Bluegrass Band Hosts Music Jam

    Bedrock Bluegrass Band will host an Open Acoustic Music Jam at Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor on March 3, 1-3 pm. It’s a song circle format and all skill levels are welcome. Mojo Rosa’s is located at 7778 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor.

  • Dan Navarro to Perform at Lost Moth Gallery

    Dan Navarro will perform March 8 in a Lost Moth Gallery concert, making a stop on his national tour with his new CD, Shed My Skin! Navarro started his career as a songwriter for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the Grammy-nominated “We Belong”), The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Keb’ Mo’, Dave Edmunds, The Temptations, Dionne […]

  • Municipal Meetings: March 2 – 9

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at noon March 6. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm March 8. Town of Brussels:  The town board meets at 6:30 pm March 7. Town of Clay Banks:  The town board meets at 6 pm March 8. Town of Gibraltar:  The […]

  • Northern Sky Receives Grant to Produce New Musical Theater

    Northern Sky Theater has received a matching grant of $11,500 from the Wisconsin Arts Board. This grant supports Northern Sky’s commitment to writing and developing new works of musical theater tailored for the company’s unique multi-generational audiences. “With the support of the Wisconsin Arts Board, this summer Northern Sky will add two new musicals to […]

  • The Clearing Holds Annual Student Exhibit March 3 & 4

    The Clearing’s Winter Program Annual Student Exhibit will take place March 3 and 4, 10 am to 4 pm, at The Clearing’s Jens Jensen Visitor Center located at 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay. This event will feature students’ work from their participation in this year’s 94 Winter Program classes that were offered in […]

  • Cheers!: A Heavenly Symphony in Your Mouth

    It was one of those bone-chilling nights when the cold was working from the inside out. It didn’t help that old, cold things were rattling around in the brain pan, in particular, memories of a nasty dry spirit from the past surfaced like a bobbing corpse in inky memory. My own personal Marley, of the […]

  • Artful Consumption

    James May Gallery presents an opening reception for their March & April reception on March 2, 5:30 – 8 pm. The exhibit runs through April 30. Artists are Jordan Buschur, Bubblegum & Whiskey and Chris Drobnock. This show will coincide with the monthly art walk on historic Steele Street in Algoma. Local refreshments will be […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: March 2 – 9

    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 February 27, 1874 A New Post office is just established in Door county to be called “Sevastopol” George Bassford, Post master. Office to be located at […]

  • Reps in the News: Walker Strengthens Obamacare in Wisconsin

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker, one of the nation’s most militantly anti-Obamacare governors, is making strengthening the health care law a key plank of his reelection platform as Republicans fret over potential losses in November. Walker wants to prop up his Obamacare market with a $200 million program that would compensate health insurers for high-cost […]

  • Immersed in the Lyrics of Bob Dylan

    There are many galleries in Door County, but the space and design of Peninsula School of Art’s Guenzel Gallery is one of the most unique. The gallery is a decagon (10-sided geometric form). The high ceilings and various levels make it the perfect space for the installation it now holds – Shakespeare’s in the Alley: […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs

    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? “I just wish other people would get smarter.” “If I can get my car out of the driveway or my Jeep out […]

  • Door to Nature: Mice, Voles and Shrews

    It’s been a lackluster winter for outdoor sports and snow enthusiasts. We have had very few good snowfalls and rain turning everything to ice in between, making conditions poor for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. However the white-footed deer mice, meadow voles and short-tailed shrews are doing well. Some of the more recent snows of an […]

  • By the Numbers: Gun Lobby Money

    Listed are the highest amounts of money donated to members of the U.S. Congress by the gun lobby. The figures represent donations made during their careers. $154,000 The amount received by Roy Blunt, Republican senator from Missouri. $158,000 The amount received by Marco Rubio, Republican senator from Florida. $159,000 The amount received by Pete Sessions, […]

  • League of Conservation Voters Releases Environmental Scorecard for Congress

    Party lines are distinctly apparent in the just released 2017 National Environmental Scorecard prepared by the League of Conservation voters, the annual yardstick for evaluating the environmental records of every member of Congress. For example, in the Wisconsin delegation, Sen. Tammy Baldwin earned a perfect score of 100 percent while Sen. Ron Johnson scored 0 […]

  • Trivia: The marble slab that Michelangelo eventually crafted into the sculpture of David in 1504 was cut 43 years earlier for a different artist. Who was it and what was his intent with the slab?

    Question:  The marble slab that Michelangelo eventually crafted into the sculpture of David in 1504 was cut 43 years earlier for a different artist. Who was it and what was his intent with the slab? Answer:  Artist Agostino di Duccio planned to sculpt the marble slab into a statue of Hercules for installation in a […]

  • Kewaunee Winter Park Closes for Season

    Winter Park in Kewaunee County is ending its 2017-18 season with the highest attendance the park has on record, welcoming 11,073 visitors for snow tubing, skiing and snowboarding during the nine weeks that it was open to the public. The Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department reports 10,004 people spent time snow tubing at the […]

  • Magician Justin Flom to Entertain Fans on March 10

    Be prepared to be amazed, as magician Justin Flom is set to entertain fans March 10, 7 pm at Southern Door Community Auditorium. Flom has cracked the code of close-up magic on big stages, performing everywhere from cruises to Madison Square Garden. The head magician and co-producer from SyFy’s Wizard Wars, Flom amazes audiences with […]

  • Len Villano’s Pic of the Week: Junco in Storm

    I love birds – they are probably my most favorite subject to photograph, so I chose this photo of a junco I took during last week’s storm as my Pic of the Week. 2018 is the Year of the Bird; it marks the centennial of the passing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) which […]

  • 3rd Annual Owl-O-Rama Lands at The Ridges March 3

    The third annual Owl-O-Rama takes place at The Ridges Sanctuary, March 3, 9 am – 4 pm. These 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, nest box building workshop, a visit from […]

  • Commentary: Lessons from a Decade at the Door County Community Foundation

    In February I celebrated 10 years working for the Door County Community Foundation. While this is the longest I’ve ever been in one particular job, I’ll soon be celebrating 20 years working the field of community foundations, and a whole lot longer working and volunteering for charity in general. While I usually prefer to look […]

  • Fish Creek Mother-Daughter Duo Spreads Message of Kindness after Tragedy

    In the eight days between receiving an email from Lara Bush-Pensy about a “feel good story” and sitting down with her outside her office at Little Sweden Resort in Fish Creek, a gunman opened fire in a Florida school, killing 17 students and adults. The act gave Bush-Pensy’s story new impact. The story was about […]

  • Lawyers, Guns and Money Occupy Dems at Pie Party

    Lawyers, guns, money and pie were big topics of conversation at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor on Sunday when five Democratic candidates for governor and two candidate surrogates appeared at the Door County Democratic Pie Party. Around 80 people attended the event. Candidates in attendance included retired attorney and former chair of the state […]

  • Servers of the Week: Stephanie LaHaye & Rylee Johnson

    It’s time to give a shout-out to two wonderful teachers Of the Peninsula Preschool kiddos, Rylee and Stephanie are fearless leaders! It’s the place “where confidence blossoms and knowledge soars” Thanks to these two ladies, learning and play are never a chore.   They exude passion and share joy with everyone they meet Both kind-hearted, […]

  • 2018 Door County Plat Book Now Available

    The recently published 2018 edition of the Door County Plat Book is now available for purchase for $28 at the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department (SWCD) office. The Door County SWCD office is located at 421 Nebraska St., Sturgeon Bay on the third floor. The 2018 Door County Plat Book may also be […]

  • Manners Matter: Babysitting the Grandkids

    Dear Mary Pat, My wife and I moved here a few years ago to be closer to our son, daughter-in-law and grandkids. This really feels like home now and we’ve gotten to make some good friends. We also like to volunteer as much as we can. The only hiccup is how much we are expected […]

  • Lawrence University Seeking Comments on the College

    Lawrence University in Appleton is seeking comments from the public about the college in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The college will host a visit Oct. 1-2 with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. Lawrence has been accredited by HLC since 1913. The team will review the institution’s ongoing […]

  • County Rejects Decrease in Sheriff Salary

    The Door County Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal from County Administrator Ken Pabich to reduce the Door County Sheriff’s salary in anticipation of Sheriff Steve Delarwelle’s retirement later this year. “We do know the sheriff is not going to run and we met with him to discuss that,” Pabich said. “We’re looking at potentially […]

  • Tree Grants Offered to Mitigate EAB Destruction

    In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Northwest Wisconsin RPC, and Southeastern Wisconsin RPC, the Bay-Lake RPC is excited to announce available funding under the 2018 WI RPCs & DNR Tree Planting Grant Program. This funding opportunity is aimed at helping communities, counties and tribes plant trees […]

  • The Bestseller List: March 2, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead Beartown, by Fredrik Backman Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee Call Me by Your Name, by André Aciman TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero The Lost City of the Monkey God, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Conspiracists and Treason

    Let’s start with this question:  What is it that all Americans want? Regardless of political affiliation, all Americans want to see the proliferation of democracy all over the world. What is it that Vladimir Putin wants? Putin wants to see the destruction of all forms of democratic government everywhere in the world, which is the […]

  • Local, Professional Sports Standings: Feb. 26

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Feb. 26 Girls Basketball Final Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record) Southern Door, 15-1 Kewaunee, 13-3 Gibraltar, 11-5 Algoma, 10-6 Oconto, 8-8 Peshtigo, 8-8 Green Bay N.E.W., 4-12 Sturgeon Bay, 3-13 Sevastopol, 0-16   Boys Basketball Final Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record) Southern Door, 16-0 Oconto, 13-3 Sturgeon […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Blood Money

    What kind of infernal, paranormal Congress has captured this country and holds it hostage, allowing a conflicted, self-serving, pathological liar to lead us? While students avoid school, marching in fear and protest – and their teachers are made into martyrs by weapons of war, time and again – the GOP House approved a bill in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Operator Error

    Drive your car too fast for conditions – fatal accident – operator error. Tire blowout due to low air pressure – fatal accident – operator error. Any of us can make a list of 20 forms of auto accidents that can be blamed on operator error. The auto industry fought safety improvements for decades, things […]

  • “The Emissary” Featured at Next Dinner and a Movie

    Meet for a screening Q&A with Tim and Holly Erskine, the Ellison Bay couple who created the first sci-fi epic adventure film shot entirely in Door County with a cast of local actors, at the next Greens N Grains Dinner and a Movie on March 8. When a lone space traveler named Koyper (Peter Ciesla) […]

  • New Paintings from Lee Radtke of Sturgeon Bay Ships

    Award-winning artist Lee Radtke will have an exhibit featuring his maritime-focused oil paintings at the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) from March 9 through May 31. Paintings featured will include the winter fleet at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, as well as tugboats in Sturgeon Bay. The exhibit kicks off with an artist’s reception at the museum […]

  • Sister Bay Bowl Holds ‘King of the Bowl’ Tourney

    The King of the Bowl Tournament will be held March 3 at the Sister Bay Bowl. The tournament is an individual, handicapped United States Bowling Congress-recognized event open to both men and women. Shifts available at 9 am and 1 pm. All bowlers advancing to game 4 will receive prize money. The cost is $50 […]

  • State News: Special Elections, Farm Incomes, Home Bakers

    Group Sues Walker for Empty Legislative Seats A group run by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is suing Gov. Scott Walker for his decision to leave two Wisconsin state legislative seats vacant this year, including the 1st Senate district that serves Door and Kewaunee counties. The National Democratic Redistricting Committee announced the lawsuit Monday […]

  • Featured Pet: Duke

    This week the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus introduces Duke to readers. He is an 8-month-old bluetick coonhound/beagle and weighs about 35 lbs. He was surrendered Feb. 9 because his owner didn’t have enough time for him. He is great with other dogs, strangers and grew up with a toddler at home. He likes […]

  • Impacts to Ephraim Highway Properties to be Determined in May

    At a kickoff meeting between the Ephraim highway subcommittee and the engineering firm AECOM, the primary concern was impacts to properties along the highway corridor. Details of possible tree, fence or sign removal and cost estimates are expected in May, with time for public comment before final decisions are needed by Aug. 15. The village […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Lessons from Lincoln

    To study human history is to study more than dates, events and the names of people, eras, civilizations and geographical areas. It is also to study cause and effect, patterns of thought and actions, the identification of problems and challenges, and solutions. Historians are the first to acknowledge history does not repeat itself, there are […]

  • Obituary: Margaret Mae Sawyer

    Margaret Mae Sawyer, 88, of the Town of Sturgeon Bay, died at her home, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 25, 2018 with family at her side. She was born Nov. 9, 1929 in Baileys Harbor, the daughter of the late Carl and Elsie (Johnson) Peil. On Oct. 21, 1950, Margaret was united in marriage to Douglas Edward […]

  • Obituary: James Joseph Schaefer

    James Joseph Schaefer, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family, Friday morning, Feb. 23, 2018. He was born May 22, 1951 to the late Joseph and Doris (Donovan) Schaefer. Jim attended St. Joseph Grade School and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1969. He was united in marriage to Mary […]

  • Obituary: Henry Louis Gerlach, Sr.

    Henry Louis Gerlach, Sr., 71 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday evening, Feb. 23, 2018 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. He was born April 10, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Edward and Martha (Krowas) Gerlach. On June 4, 1983, Henry married Shirley Mary Jandrin at Zion Ev. Lutheran […]

  • Obituary: Alfons Hilbert

    Alfons Hilbert, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, died Feb. 23, 2018. He was born June 3, 1931 to Nick and Helen (Rudinger) Hilbert in Mayville.  Al grew up as a farm boy in Mayville, Wis. and had a strong interest in machinery and hog production. His interests on the farm led him to pursue a lifelong […]

  • Gibraltar Girls Basketball Falls in First Round of Regionals

    Gibraltar High School’s Abbigael Sitte charges past an Algoma defender during the first round of regional play Feb. 21. Algoma won 47-35 and went on to face first-seeded Manitowoc Lutheran Feb. 24. They lost 54-51 in that contest. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Obituary: John T. Pagel

    John T. Pagel, 58, of Kewaunee, Wis., died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. He was born Feb. 28, 1959, to the late Carl and Garnet (Bunda) Pagel. He was a graduate of Kewaunee High School and Madison Farm Short Course. John profoundly touched the lives of countless people personally and professionally through his friendship, […]

  • Big Pike Caught from Green Bay

    Alex Bloeser of Sturgeon Bay caught a 23-pound, 46” Northern pike on Feb. 24 on the bay of Green Bay. Submitted.

  • Obituary: Steven M. Witcpalek

    Steven M. Witcpalek, 39, of Kewaunee, died unexpectedly Feb. 22, 2018. He was born April 17, 1978, to Michael and Darlene (Paul) Witcpalek. He was a graduate of NWTC and a member of the Sons of the American Legion. Steve worked at Pagel’s Ponderosa as the Operations Manager. He married Jamie Pagel on Oct. 25, […]

  • Obituary: Dale Seiler

    Dale John Seiler, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died Feb. 22, 2018, at Door County Medical Center. He was born in Door County on Jan. 28, 1930, to Marvin and Florence (Herlache) Seiler. Dale served his country in the U.S. Air Force. On April 18, 1970, he married Karen Robertson, she preceded him in death on […]

  • Obituary: Janice Margaret Ripp

    Janice Margaret Ripp, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, died and was reunited with her husband, Francis, early Wednesday morning, Feb. 21, 2018 at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility with family at her side. She was born March 7, 1925 in Coleridge in northeastern Nebraska, the daughter of Leo and Lucille (Koch) O’Connor. Janice […]

  • Obituary: Marjorie Ann Nichols

    Marjorie “Margie” Ann Nichols, 89, of Sister Bay, died Feb. 20, 2018 of natural causes. Margie was born in Brainerd, Minnesota on October 13, 1928. Shortly after her birth, Margie’s family moved to Green Bay. She graduated from East High in Green Bay. Many of Margie’s summers were spent in Ellison Bay at a family […]

  • Obituary: Diane (Roberts) Johnson

    Diane (Roberts) Johnson, 88, of Sister Bay, died at home on Feb. 20, 2018. Diane is survived by her husband Paul, and her children Steve Johnson of Milwaukee, and daughter Sharon (Johnson) Harned of Alexandria, Virginia: son in law Philip Harned and grandson Calvin Harned. She was preceded in death by her daughter Susan (Johnson)  […]

  • Obituary: Scott ‘Chef Bear’ Czepulonis

    It is with great sadness that the family of Scott B. Czepulonis announces his death on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at the age of 63 years. Scott will forever be remembered by his Aunt Ardelle (Kleinke) Mampe; sister Gwen (Bryce) Mickelson; niece Gina (James) Tesnow; nephews Joseph Johnson, Jeremia (Sarah) Johnson; and great-nieces Kori, Rylee […]

  • Door County Medical Center Birth: Feb. 21, 2018

    Morgan E. Phaneof and Troy D. Ward Jr. of Sturgeon Bay are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 21, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Rebecca Madsen, Sturgeon Bay, and Michael Phaneof, Brooklyn Park, Minn. Paternal grandparents are Marie and Troy Ward Sr., Seymour, Wis.

  • Sturgeon Bay Hosts Regional Destination Imagination Tourney March 3

    The BayLake Destination Imagination Regional Tournament is March 3 at the Sturgeon Bay Middle/High School. This year 41 teams are showcasing their creative talents, including teams from Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, St. Peter’s Lutheran, Algoma, Denmark, Southern Door, St. Mary’s, Luxemburg-Casco, St. Paul’s and Pacelli. The competition starts at 8 am. There is no admission […]

  • Prevea Health Hosts Free Seminar about Procedure to Stop Heartburn

    Prevea Health will host a free, educational seminar March 7 in Sturgeon Bay for those who suffer from heartburn or acid reflux. The seminar will focus on the benefits of a breakthrough procedure called, LINX. Dr. Hassanain Jassim, a bariatric and general surgeon, and Sally Bowa, APNP at the Prevea Heartburn Treatment Center, will discuss […]

  • Mojo Rosa’s Donates Portion of Fish Fry Proceeds to United Way

    Throughout March Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor is partnering with United Way of Door County, and will donate $1 for every Friday Fish Fry dinner sold. The all-you-can-eat fried haddock or swai comes with crinkle-cut fries, coleslaw and rye. The funds donated will go toward meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign need for 2018. Mojo Rosa’s […]

  • Southern Door High School Names 2017-18 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

    Southern Door High School has named Deseree Dufek as Valedictorian and Zoey Kohler as Salutatorian for the 2017-18 school year. Dufek, granddaughter of Roy and Mary Rae Dufek, participated in Math Team for four years, in Model United Nations for three years and the National Honor Society for two years. She was also on the […]

  • ‘Community Connections’ Program to Offer Peer Support Service

    On March 14, Rebecca Nicholson from the Door County Partnership for Children and Families will share information about “Community Connections,” a free, voluntary, peer support service offered by the Partnership. Community Connections offers general/basic resource information, peer mentorship and promotes family engagement in the community. The program will be held from 10-11 am in the […]

  • Grants Offered for Nutrient Reduction Projects

    The Great Lakes Commission has announced request for proposals (RFP) for the 2018 Great Lakes Sediment and Nutrient Reduction Program grant program (GLSNRP). Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-led initiative designed […]

  • Businesses, Nonprofits Invited to Enter Sturgeon Bay’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) invites the community and businesses to enter a float in the annual Sturgeon Bay St. Patrick’s Day Parade. SBVC is now accepting entry applications for the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17 at 11 am. The parade begins at Sawyer Park and goes to Oak Street, down […]

  • ‘Memory Challenges’ Addressed at Next Community Health Information Program March 18

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs March 18, 4 pm, with “Memory Challenges” at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. The speaker will be Christy Wisniewski, geriatric outreach specialist for the Memory Clinic. The Memory Clinic uses a team approach and partners with the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute of UW-Madison. Northern […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Applicants Sought for Thomas J. Webb Memorial Scholarships

    The Thomas J. Webb Memorial Scholarship Trust has announced a total of $15,000 in scholarships to be awarded to Sturgeon Bay High School 2018 graduates at the annual Honor Assembly in June. These awards will consist of three $5,000 scholarships. Sturgeon Bay graduating seniors who meet the following criteria – a participant in varsity sports, […]

  • Door County YMCA Puts ‘Character Development Learning Institute’ into Practice

    “If not you now, when? And if not you, who?” These questions were posed by Dr. Tasha Nicole Johnson to a captive audience at the YMCA annual Community Breakfast, held Feb. 14 at Stone Harbor Resort. Dr. Johnson, Senior Director for the Character Development Learning Institute (CDLI) for the YMCA of the USA, raised these […]

  • Wild Orchids Program with Charlotte Lukes Rescheduled for April 3

    The Door County Master Gardener program “Wild Orchids of Door County, A Tribute to Honor Roy Lukes, and Spring in Door County,” presented by Charlotte Lukes, has been rescheduled for April 3, 7 pm. The program was originally scheduled for Feb. 20, but was canceled due to icy conditions. The program will be held at […]

  • USDA Unveils New Website Addressing Opioid Crisis

    Wisconsin Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto unveiled a new webpage featuring resources to help rural communities respond to the opioid crisis. The website is: The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that more than 63,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016. More than half of those deaths involved opioids, including prescription drugs […]

  • Kellstrom-Ray Celebrates 70th Anniversary, Record Year

    Kellstrom-Ray Agency, Inc. is celebrating its 70th year in the real estate industry and the agency is also celebrating 2017 as the most successful year that the real estate brokerage has ever had. Original founders of Kellstrom-Ray Agency were Kermit and Marion Kellstrom in 1948. Second owners Don and Kathy Ray purchased the agency in […]

  • Mi Casa Door County Cleaning Opens Doors May 2018

    Mi Casa Door County Cleaning & Property Management, a family owned cleaning service, will open its doors May 2018. They will service property managers and vacation rental owners within the Door County area due to high demand and passion for hospitality. Owners Anthony and Gabby bring “mi casa, su casa” standards to Door County. Anthony […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Photographer Adds Brand Photography to Services

    Leah McFarlane, owner and photographer of Design by Daughter LLC in Sturgeon Bay, has added personal brand photography to the services she offers. She also specializes in wedding, senior and couple photography on location. McFarlane wants to help Door County business owners create professional images they can show to current or potential clientele and followers. […]

  • Questions & Authors: Dystopian Novelist Debra Leea Glasheen

    A bomb set off by North Korea and an ensuing corporate world war set the foundation for Wisconsin author Debra Leea Glasheen’s new young adult novel, Backbiters. Following the blueprint of the popular dystopian literature genre, Backbiters plays out in a distant future world with perilous human and environmental conditions, including battles over fresh water […]

  • Alligator Records Celebrates the Blues with Fest

    For Door County folks, a trip to Green Bay usually marks a special, once-in-a-while occasion:  a Packers game, maybe a doctor’s appointment, or a limited release movie not offered at Sturgeon Bay Cinemas. Next weekend, another such event will come up when Alligator Records hosts its Blues Festival at Meyer Theatre in Green Bay on […]

  • The Ornate, Textured Skills of Painter Mary White

    Door County skies and lands are highlighted in thick, swirling patterns of vibrant acrylics in the most recent artistic incarnation of longtime Jacksonport painter Mary White. A scenic painter by training, White has gained a following for her ornate and heavily textured landscapes made on canvas and ornaments. Like most who call the peninsula home, […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Feb. 27, 2018

    Crop prices (Feb. 27) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.33 -0.46 $3.04 Soybeans $9.62 -0.88 $9.56 Wheat $3.96 -0.82 $3.42 Oats $3.20 -0.49 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.31/bushel -0.38 New-Crop Corn $3.51/bushel -0.48 Wheat $4.00/bushel -0.65   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Peninsula Players’ Comedy Explores Middle-age Concerns

    You know you’ve thought it, if not actually said it aloud:  “I’d love to be a fly on the wall to hear that conversation!” You can live that experience vicariously at Björklunden on March 5 at The Play’s the Thing reading of A Trick of the Light, a new comedy by Peter Moore. The main […]

  • Bank of Luxemburg Wins BIGG Bank Award

    Bank of Luxemburg, a locally owned community bank serving Northeast Wisconsin for more than 100 years, was one of nine banks in Wisconsin to win a 2017 Bankers Involved in Grassroots Government (B.I.G.G.) Bank Award. Bank of Luxemburg was given the honor because of the bank’s commitment to political involvement. The award represents the highest […]

  • Local Mother Launches Postcard Campaign for Gun Laws

    Tori Martinez is hoping that a tidal wave of postcards advocating common sense gun legislation washes over our state and national legislators, and she has stepped up to help make that happen. “What started out as a couple friends and I feeling helpless and wanting to do something has turned into a bigger thing,” Martinez […]