Peninsula Pulse March 8-15, 2019

In this issue

  • Vikings Can’t Stop Meerstein, Blazers

    A run 45 years in the making ended Thursday night in Ashwaubenon for the Gibraltar Vikings boys basketball team, where Sam Meerstein showed why he was named the Packerland Conference Player of the Year. Meerstein’s Green Bay NEW Lutheran Blazers pulled away in the second half for a 78-50 victory over the Vikings, who were […]

  • By the Numbers: Best and Worst States for Women

    With March being Women’s History Month and women holding only 23.7 percent of the seats in Congress – despite making up 51 percent of the U.S. population – the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best and Worst States for Women. To identify the most women-friendly states, WalletHub compared the 50 states and […]

  • Commentary: Looking at ‘Dollars and Sense’

    by the Wisconsin Policy Forum Cities and villages in Wisconsin rely more heavily on property taxes than any other state in the Midwest – and to a greater degree than most states nationally – according to a new report by the nonpartisan, independent Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF). In 2015, Wisconsin municipalities received 42.2 percent of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Fair Maps

    Given that we are now in such a politically polarized time in our country, the recent League of Women Voters commentary in the Perspectives column in The Peninsula Pulse (February 22, 2019) makes complete sense to me. The League is calling for redistricting reform in Wisconsin, supporting voting maps drawn by a nonpartisan entity. The […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Consider Voting for Shawn Fairchild

    This coming April 2 election is a pivotal one for the citizens of Sturgeon Bay. Two candidates will be competing for the mayoralty, in addition to several key city council races on the ballot. While it is tempting for some to dismiss those seeking public office as being “all alike” (shorthand for, What does it […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Of ‘Special Interest’

    Sturgeon Bay is being sacked by special interest groups intent on the promotion of their narrow agenda. It will drain the resources of Sturgeon Bay, block the view of a waterfront parcel, stick us with an ugly, deteriorating building and prohibit the generation of substantial tax money from the property. Prohibiting a development on the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Students Involved in Our Community

    The Door County chapter of the Christ Child Society wishes to express its gratitude to the students of our local YMCA’s Youth and Government program. In addition to learning, discussing and debating, state government functions, each year these young adults nominate, elect, and provide aid to a local charity. Our chapter was delighted to accept […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Support for Redistricting Reform

    Voters in district one have support for the League of Women Voters call for redistricting reform from our Representative, Joel Kitchens. Please see the League’s statement in the Pulse on February 22, 2019.   At a public listening session on February 1st in Sturgeon Bay Representative Kitchens, when asked, stated while he would not introduce […]

  • Letter to the Editor: In Support of Sarah Evenson

    I am writing in support of Sarah Evenson for City Council Alderperson District 5. Although I am not a resident of Sturgeon Bay, and thus am unable to vote for Sarah, I wholeheartedly support her candidacy. I have known Sarah since she moved back to Wisconsin in 2015. I met her when she was hired […]

  • Embrace a Local Spring Break

    Four ways to enjoy the county if you’re stuck here  The last time I remember wearing snowpants was during spring break of my senior year at Gibraltar High School. Although it seemed as if most of the high school was fortunate enough to be taking actual spring-break trips to warmer climates, there were a […]

  • Spring Fish and Wildlife Hearings Allow Online Voting for the First Time

    After more than a decade of speculation, the spring fish and wildlife rules hearings will finally offer an online voting option next month. Officially known as the annual DNR fish and wildlife public hearing and Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) county meeting, the gatherings are held the second Monday of each April across the state. Locally, […]

  • Art of Social Engagement

    by Estella Lauter The current exhibit at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery – Protest! Bearing Witness, Seeking Justice – is extraordinary in several ways. Works in traditional media – a painting by DarRen Morris, a wood relief by Roger Benedict, three textile wall hangings and a bank of poems – are the exceptions rather than the rule. […]

  • Write On Conference on Getting Published

    Write On, Door County has launched a new, two-day conference to help aspiring writers get their work into print. Award-winning authors, editors, publishers and agents will be among the many presenters at the Writing on the Door: Paths to Publication Conference, April 12-13. “Writing is hard, but getting published is even harder,” said Write On, […]

  • Bestseller List: March 8, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens2. Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James3. Devotions by Mary Oliver4. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles5. Circe by Madeline Miller HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Educated by Tara Westover2. Becoming by Michelle Obama3. The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror […]

  • Server of the Week: Pat Storms

    Hopping around as a sub for the Door County Library, Pat Storms is a very busy bee. Whether it’s in Sister Bay, Ephraim or Fish Creek, She’s happy to help anyone she sees. She’s also an election inspector for the Town of Gibraltar, And will help out at the Masonic Steamboat Dinner. As far as […]

  • Southern Door basketball, Len Villano

    Len’s Pic of the Week: Eye of the Eagle

    The basketball regional final game between the Southern Door Eagles and the Valders Vikings was an exciting and close game. A real nail biter. That is why I chose this photo as my pic of the week. In one image, I tried to capture the intensity and focus of the Southern Door players, and I […]

  • Old Chub, beer review, Jim Lundstrom

    Is That a Soviet Satellite in My Scotch Ale?

    “It’s like Sputnik.” Huh? I do not comprehend the meaning of that line, which is printed at the top of the can of Old Chub Scotch Ale that I’m drinking. It’s made by the Oskar Blues Brewery of “Colorado USA.” Sputnik, you will recall, was the Soviet satellite that spawned the dawn of the space […]

  • City Nudges Forward on Granary Agreement

    The Sturgeon Bay City Council overrode another veto by Mayor Thad Birmingham on March 5. The council had previously voted not to join an appeal of the Department of Natural Resources ruling on the location of the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) on the city’s west waterfront. That appeal was brought by a group of […]

  • Purdy Family Closes on Habitat for Humanity Home

    Door County Habitat for Humanity’s 41st partner family, Amanda and Jacob Purdy, closed on the purchase of their home on Feb. 22. With the closing, Amanda and Jacob become the official owners of the home, which was built by Door County Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Eighty volunteers logged more than 4,500 hours in the home’s […]

  • Feature: The American Legion Turns 100

    by Post 72 Commander Deb Logerquist    A simple publicity statement in the Stars & Stripes was a harbinger for the century of success that would follow: “The American Expeditionary Force as a whole – doughboy, colonel and general working together – organized the American Legion this month as its postwar association,” said the article […]

  • State News: Ice Cover, Gas Tax, Foxconn

    Brrrrr! Lake Superior Reaches 90 Percent Ice Cover The extreme cold this winter helped cover more than 90 percent of Lake Superior in ice this week. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports ice cover approached levels not seen in four years. Lake Superior was around 91 percent covered in ice Monday, said Jia […]

  • Municipal Meetings: March 8 – 15

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm March 12. County of Door:  The Land Conservation Committee meets at 8 am March 11. The Highway & Airport Committee meets at 10 am March 11. The Public Safety Committee meets at 1 pm March 11. The Human Services Board […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: The Last of the ‘Door County Democrat’

    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 6, 1874 March came in so sweetly and beautifully warm that our poet warbled, “Sunday morning, Winter and Spring kissed in the sunrise and each […]

  • Jacksonport Hosts Open House and New Town Hall March 16

    The Town of Jacksonport invites the Door County community to celebrate the town’s 150th year by attending an open house on March 16, 1-4 pm. Enjoy refreshments and tour the new town hall and fire station at 3365 County Road V in Jacksonport.

  • Forestville Millpond Drawdown Presentation March 12

    Door County Conservationist Erin Hanson will give a presentation on the proposed Forestville Millpond drawdown to the Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Committee at its March 12 meeting. At its February meeting, the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution encouraging “those individuals and entities charged with drawing down the Forestville Millpond to […]

  • Industrial Hemp Applications Boom

    Nearly 2,100 individuals and businesses have applied to grow or process industrial hemp in 2019, according to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, with more applications expected in the next week or so. “This is a dramatic increase from last year,” said Brian Kuhn, director of the department’s Plant Industry Bureau, which oversees […]

  • Door to Nature: A Tough Time for Wild Turkeys

    The very deep snow that has been with us since the middle of January is covering the ground in my woods to a depth of 26 inches. The food that countless wild creatures seek is buried in white and may stay that way for many weeks to come. My friend Beth, who lives in far […]

  • Bills to Watch: Knowles-Nelson Stewardship, Nitrate Testing, Sanctuary Cities

    LRB-0398 Nitrate testing in private wells This bill would create a $10 million grant program for private well owners to test their wells for nitrates and install filtration devices or repair an existing well. Recipients would be eligible for up to $2,500. Priority would be given to households with a member who is pregnant, breastfeeding, […]

  • UW-GB Official Sees Great Potential in Proposed NERR

    Matt Dornbush has an acronym that sums up the benefits of a proposed National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) for the waters of Green Bay. It’s REST, which stands for Research, Education, Stewardship and Training. Although research is the primary focus of the 29 established NERRs across the country, Dornbush – who’s an associate vice chancellor […]

  • Reps in the News: Evers Stands By Embattled Secretary

    Governor Tony Evers Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday stood behind his pick to lead the state Department of Safety and Professional Services, despite new attention on 2005 child-abuse charges against her. Secretary-designee Dawn Crim faced felony charges for allegedly stabbing her son’s hand repeatedly with a pen, according to court records first reported on by […]

  • Report: Kewaunee County Well Contamination Tied to Animal Waste

    by Sarah Whites-Koditschek of Wisconsin Public Radio and Coburn Dukehart of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism Scientists are one step closer to understanding how dangerous contaminants from fecal matter are entering private wells in Kewaunee County, where cattle outnumber people nearly five to one. New research by U.S. Department of Agriculture microbiologist Mark Borchardt […]

  • Vande Walle is Write-in for Gibraltar Town Board

    Carole Vande Walle is a write-in candidate for Gibraltar Town Board. She has a bachelor’s degree in school/community leadership in recreation education, with economic and environmental perspectives. She and Ron have lived and owned businesses in Gibraltar and have followed changes in the community for 21 years. She agrees with some people that accountability and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Announces Honor Graduates

    Sturgeon Bay High School announces its Class of 2019 honor graduates. Co-valedictorians are Josephine Morkin and Emily Tess, and the salutatorian is Violet Suhrer. High-honors students (GPA of 4.00 and above) include Josephine Morkin, Emily Tess, Violet Suhrer, Nathaniel Hendrickson, Sierra Trainor and Brenna Zuehlke. Honors students (GPA of 3.667 to 3.999) are Gracee Abeyta-DeDecker, […]

  • We Welcome All

    New Social-justice Initiative Starts in Door County

    We Welcome ALL is a new social-justice initiative in Door County that affirms the worth and dignity of all individuals. A collaborative of eight nonprofit organizations and faith communities is supporting this initiative to continue fostering a welcoming and respectful community for all people who live in, work in and visit Door County. Sponsors are […]

  • Genevieve Pelrine, Start Today Hennepin, Minneapolis Star Tribune

    Local Youth Featured in ‘Minneapolis Star Tribune’

    Sister Bay native Genevieve Pelrine, daughter of Patrice Champeau and Gerald Pelrine, was recently featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune for her work as a housing coordinator for Start Today Hennepin, which strives to end homelessness for veterans in Minneapolis and Hennepin County. A recent graduate of UW-Stout and a past recipient of a Northern […]

  • Scandia Village Organizes Food Drive

    During February, the staff and residents of Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village organized a Share the Love food drive that included a Valentine’s Day potluck with a free-will offering. Deemed a great success, it raised substantial funds for the Lakeshore Community Action Program. They also collected and donated nonperishable goods to a local food pantry.

  • Evaluación de la primera infancia en Gibraltar, 1 de abril

    Gibraltar Elementary School esta ofreciendo evaluación de infancia temprana para niños de edades tres o cinco años (no matriculados en Kinder) en el 1 de abril. La evaluación de infancia temprana se ofrecerá de forma gratuita para proveer una estimación informada del pensamiento, el lenguaje y el desarrollo de habilidades motoras del niño. Para ayudar […]

  • Early Childhood Screening at Gibraltar, April 1

    Gibraltar Elementary School is offering early-childhood screening for children ages three to five on April 1. Screening is offered to residents of the Gibraltar School District at no cost to provide parents with an informed estimation of their child’s thinking, language and motor-skill development. To assist in accurate screening, specialists will be available to answer […]

  • Gibraltar Student Council, Kayla Scharrig, Blood Drive

    Gibraltar Student Council Hosts Blood Drive, March 28

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council hosts a Red Cross blood drive on March 28, 9 am – 2 pm, in the Elementary Mural Gym. Enter through the auditorium east doors and proceed west past the elementary library to the gym.A donation appointment is required. Most donations take about an hour. If you don’t know […]

  • St. Patrick's Day, Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, Sturgeon Bay, St. Patrick's Day parade

    Enter Your Organization or Group in the 26th St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by entering your business, organization or group in the 26th annual Sturgeon Bay St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) is now accepting participants for the parade on March 16, 11 am. Parade line-up begins at 10:15 am in Sawyer Park. As the parade starts, it proceeds to […]

  • Civility Project Offers Mindfulness Program

    All are welcome to attend Melting Defensiveness, Opening the Heart: A Three-Step Process That Turns Conflict into Connection, presented by Stephanie Frykholm and hosted by the Door County Civility Project. The workshop will take place March 16, 9 am – 12 pm, in the Rock Island Room at Door County Community Foundation, 222 N. 3rd […]

  • Rotary Accepting Applications for Scholarship

    The process for Door County’s Class of 2019 students to apply for scholarships through the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay (RCSB) has begun. Scholarships will be awarded to students seeking four-year degrees and will focus on one of Rotary’s key principles: “Service Above Self.” RCSB is partnering with Write On, Door County to offer writing assistance […]

  • Big Heart Award Applications Open Until March 15

    The Children’s Cancer Family Foundation (CCFF) is accepting applications for its 2019 Big Heart Award: one-time grants of $1,000 each for three northeast Wisconsin students (age 18 and younger) who demonstrate a strong commitment to helping children with cancer. CCFF’s board will choose the scholarship recipients based on submitted essays in which applicants tell why […]

  • ADRC Hosts Educational Programs March 12, 13, and 14

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County will host educational programs on March 12, 13 and 14. Mary Bink, ADRC’s elderly benefits specialist, will present “The ABC&Ds of Medicare: Understanding Your Medicare Options” at 10 am on March 12. Space is limited, so registration is required. Then at 1 pm on March […]

  • Cherry Lanes Starts ‘Coins for a Cause’

    Cherry Lanes Arcade Bar will begin hosting a monthly fundraiser called Coins for a Cause. On one designated day each month, 100 percent of the proceeds from all coin-operated machines will be donated to a local organization. For the first fundraiser on March 9, Cherry Lanes has partnered with the Sturgeon Bay Choir boosters group: […]

  • 84th Annual Steamboat Dinner Held on March 9

    The Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge will host its 84th annual Steamboat Dinner on March 9, 4-7 pm, at the Masonic Center in Sturgeon Bay. A shuttle bus will deliver people to the front door from the Market Square parking lot, and drive-up takeout will be offered for the sixth year. The dinner raises funds for […]

  • Bowl for Big Brothers Big Sisters, March 9

    Big Brothers Big Sisters invites the community to Bowl for Kids’ Sake during its signature fundraiser on March 9 at Apple Valley Lanes. The 18th annual event takes participants to “Infinity and Beyond!” with an outer-space theme that encourages teams to dress as their favorite outer-space icon. Company and team sponsorships combine with pledges raised […]

  • Door County Humane Society, Featured Pet

    DCHS Featured Pet: Jeffy

    Jeffy is a rambunctious, seven-month-old kitty looking for a new family to play with him all day long! This affectionate sweetheart can’t decide what he loves more in this world: being petted or chasing toys. Despite all the attention he gets from volunteers and staff, he still meows for more. Jeffy is a curious little […]

  • Trivia: What states do not observe Daylight Saving Time?

    Question: What states do not observe Daylight Saving Time? Answer: Hawaii and most of Arizona. The U.S. territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and American Samoa also do not observe Daylight Saving Time.

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: March 8, 2019

    OVERHEARD Are there tidbits 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? “Well, he shouldn’t lead with magic – that’s for sure.” “She would be one to eat messy appetizers.” “Isn’t ‘chic muumuu’ an […]

  • Manners Matter: Handicap Parking

    Dear Readers, I’m not going to answer a question today, but rather, comment on a post I saw while scrolling through Facebook. A local mother had to ask publicly that no one park illegally in the disabled parking spot at her child’s school. Anyone who has been through driver’s ed, who drives a car, who […]

  • Every Season Is Cheese Season

    Door County’s two year-round cheese factories connect farmer to cheesemaker to consumer UPDATED MAR. 7, 9:45 am: Door Artisan Cheese cheesemaker Sara Richards earned 1st place with Door Artisan Cheese’s Top Hat Cheddar in the natural rind cheddar category. The cheese has also earned a spot on the Top 20 finalists lists and is in […]

  • Evers and DNR Secretary Stand Up for Water in Sturgeon Bay

    Gov. Tony Evers is proving to be a man of his word. When he declared 2019 the Year of Clean Drinking Water in Wisconsin during his January State of the State address, he followed that up with a state budget that includes up to $70 million for water-quality programs and the hiring of five new […]

  • Ash Named to MIAC All-Conference Team

    Gibraltar graduate Makenna Ash has been named to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) all-conference team. The St. Olaf College senior earned the recognition after averaging a double-double on the season, with 12.6 points and 13.6 rebounds per game. Her 13.6 rebounds per game led the MIAC by more than three rebounds per game and […]

  • City Council Candidates Speak at Forum

    Eight candidates for four seats on the Sturgeon Bay Common Council answered questions during a Door County League of Women Voters candidate forum on Feb. 28. They included seven newcomers and one incumbent, Laurel Hauser, who represents the 7th District. With so many candidates, there was time for just five questions: 1. What would be […]

  • Door County From Above:

    Highway 57 slices through the Baileys Harbor Swamp, north of Baileys Harbor. Photo by Brett Kosmider. Follow him at @brettkosmider.

  • Eclectic TAP Season Begins April 4

    The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) season starts on April 4 with Steven Dietz’s Shooting Star. The romantic comedy/drama featuring Doug Mancheski and Amy Ensign is about two people – romantically involved years ago – who meet again unexpectedly many years later while snowed in at an airport. Beginning May 16, Alan Kopischke stars in the […]

  • Door Shakespeare Tickets on Sale

    Tickets are on sale now for Door Shakespeare’s 2019 season –  featuring Henry V and The Merry Wives of Windsor – at early-bird-discount prices, with savings of up to 35 percent. The 2019 season runs June 19 through Aug. 24. Milwaukee-based director Matt Daniels will take the helm for his first production of Henry V. […]

  • Sevastopol Stages Neil Simon’s ‘Fools’

    Sevastopol School’s spring play, Fools by Neil Simon, is a silly, feel-good story of confident new teacher, Leon Steponovich Tolchinsky, and the cursed village of Kulyenchikov that he sets out to save. From an upside-down cow to a Russian wedding dance, there is never a dull moment in Fools. Amy Ensign directs the cast of […]

  • Rotary Club’s Shipyard Tours

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay presents the 26th annual Shipyard Tour on May 4: the one day each year when Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and CenterPointe Yacht Services open their doors for public tours of the shipbuilding industry. For the first time, advance tickets will be available. Tours departing Fincantieri and CenterPointe will begin at […]

  • Lighthouse Festivals

    The Door County Maritime Museum’s (DCMM, 2019 spring and fall Door County Lighthouse Festivals will be held June 7-9 and Oct. 12-13, respectively. The festivals include land-based, boat and adventure tours that reach all 11 lighthouses and provide exclusive access to several that are not typically open to the public, including Chambers Island Lighthouse, […]

  • DCMGA’s Lecture Series: ‘The Ecological Garden’

    Benjamin Futa, director of UW-Madison’s Allen Centennial Garden (, will present “The Ecological Garden” on March 19, 7 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek as part of the Door County Master Gardeners Association’s ( free lecture series. Futa is passionate about connecting people to plants – and one another – through public gardens. He designs […]

  • Events Galore at Crossroads

    Watch a screening of the Wisconsin Public Television documentary Lakeshore Guardians – about the United States Life-Saving Service in Wisconsin – on March 8, 2 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek. Ski for Free will be held on March 9, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and March 10, 1-3:30 pm. When conditions permit skiing, the program lends, […]

  • Door Shakespeare Announces 2019 Season

    Tickets are on sale now for Door Shakespeare’s 2019 season –  featuring Henry V and The Merry Wives of Windsor – at early-bird-discount prices, with savings of up to 35 percent. The 2019 season runs June 19 through Aug. 24. Milwaukee-based director Matt Daniels will take the helm for his first production of Henry V. […]

  • Easter Market at Prince of Peace

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay is hosting an Easter Market on March 16, 9 am – 1 pm. Stop in after the St. Patrick’s Day parade to meet local vendors offering garden produce, meats, canned goods, crafts and more. The congregation’s youth will set up and clean up the market and sell […]

  • Self-Care Saturday

    Roots Yoga is hosting a Self-Care Saturday on March 9 at its studio, 400 2nd St. in Algoma. The event will begin at 10 am with a 60-minute mindful yoga practice using basic postures. Use one of the studio’s yoga mats, or supply your own. Following yoga, guest essential-oil expert Rebecca from doTerra will guide […]

  • Book Club Anniversary

    The Pine Crest Book Club recently celebrated its eighth anniversary. Since the group’s first meeting in November 2010, it has met every third Tuesday of the month. Current members are Ann Jerdee, Helen VanAkkeren, Helen Jane Anschutz, Dianne Benishek, Delane Jome, Lorraine Bremer, Dorrie DeNoto and Jane Combs. The book club began when a Pine […]

  • ‘Wild Words’ Storytelling Event

    All are invited to tell a story during the storytelling event Wild Words: Celebrate the Lands and Waters of Door County on April 22, 7 pm. Using a format called Pecha Kucha, stories are presented using 20 pictures at 20 seconds per picture, for a story that’s six minutes and 40 seconds long. The Door […]

  • ‘Water Ways’ at Meadows Gallery

    Water Ways, on display until April 26 at the Meadows Art Gallery, is the annual exhibition of the written art of Door County poets. Eighteen artists will show written art – and some visual art – that has been inspired by the impact of water on our lives. Scandia will host a tea and reading on April […]

  • ‘Read for Fines’ at Algoma Library

    As part of its upcoming National Library Week celebration, April 8-13, the Algoma Library is doing a “read for fines” promotion all month – ideal for children who have a lot of overdue-book fines on their (or their parents’) accounts. The library will waive $1 of fines for every 30 minutes a child spends reading in […]

  • Lindens Open Gallery in China

    For nearly 25 years, Brian and Jeanee Linden have shared the beauty and elegance of Asian culture in America through their Ellison Bay-based Linden Gallery. In response to many inquiries about its artwork, textiles, jewelry, coffee and teas, the Lindens have opened their first China-based gallery in the first floor of the 1930s European villa […]

  • Ginnie Cappaert Show in Santa Fe

    Ginnie Cappaert is preparing for her second solo show in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at Globe Fine Art. She owns a studio/gallery in Door County and maintains another studio in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Edgewood Orchard Galleries and Cappaert Contemporary Gallery show her work locally, and she is represented in seven galleries across the country. She […]

  • Middle Eastern Immigration Talk

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM) will present a free exhibition talk by David Coury as part of its Second Thursday educational program. The talk, “East Meets West: Causes and Consequences of Middle Eastern Immigration,” is being presented in conjunction with the museum’s current exhibition, Mitli Mitlak (Like You, Like Me), which features work by artists from […]

  • Ephraim Road Closure Begins March 18

    Ephraim’s highway-reconstruction project will begin March 18. Village Administrator Brent Bristol announced the updated plan after meeting with engineers and the construction team March 1. When construction begins, Highway 42 from the Ephraim beach to the Fire House Museum will be closed to through traffic, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation detour will go into […]

  • Picton Castle Added to Tall Ships Fleet Coming in July

    The Barque Picton Castle will join the fleet of ships at Nicolet Bank Tall Ships event July 26-28. The Picton Castle, sponsored by North Star Mohican Casino Resort, is a three-masted tall ship based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada and is best known for its adventurous sail training voyages around the world. It is a fully certified and registered […]

  • Girls Basketball: Pluff Earns 3rd All-conference Award

    Gibraltar’s Payton Pluff has been named to the Packerland Conference all conference girls basketball first team for the third time. Pluff, a unanimous choice, averaged 18.2 and 8.4 rebounds for the 16-7 Vikings. Gibraltar finished second to Kewaunee in the conference standings with a 12-4 record, and made it to the Division 5 regional finals […]

  • Obituary: Milton G. LaLuzerne

    April 22, 1928 – March 3, 2019  Milton G. LaLuzerne, 90, of Sturgeon Bay died peacefully on March 3, at Autumn Fields in Dyckesville. He was born in Brussels to Clarence and Emma (Gerondale) LaLuzerne. On May 18, 1948, he married Lorraine Ann Vlies in Lincoln. Milton worked at Algoma Hardwoods and dairy farmed for many years. He also hauled […]

  • Obituary: Elsa McCarty

    Nov. 11, 1943 – March 3, 2019  Elsa McCarty, 75, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center. She was born in Germany to Efrom and Leokadia (Knull) Hundt. On August 25, 1979, she married John R. McCarty at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. When Elsa was nine years old, she and her family immigrated to the United States, […]

  • Ephraim Highway Closure Begins March 18

    Ephraim’s highway-reconstruction project begins Monday, March 18. Village Administrator Brent Bristol announced the updated plan after meeting with engineers and the construction team March 1. When construction begins, Highway 42 from the Ephraim beach to the Fire House Museum will be closed to through traffic, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation detour will go into […]

  • Obituary: Patricia Ann (Pinney) Remy

    June 16, 1938 – Feb. 28, 2019  Patricia A. Remy, 80, of Nasewaupee died suddenly after a valiant, three-year battle with multiple myeloma. She was born the daughter of the late Thomas and Joyce (Otis) Pinney. Pat graduated as salutatorian from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1956. She then attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and […]

  • Gibraltar Boys Win Regional Championship

    It will be an all Packerland boys basketball sectional semifinal in Division 5 Thursday in Green Bay. One team is used to being there, the other is a surprise to everyone but themselves. The Gibraltar Vikings stormed to the regional championship Saturday, blowing by Phelps 63-32 and proving they were the class of a regional […]

  • Southern Door Falls to Valders in Boys Basketball Regional Final

    Despite a disappointing 58-52 loss to Valders in a Division 3 boys basketball regional final Saturday, Southern Door’s Derik LeCaptain chose to reflect on his team’s total high school basketball experience rather than the outcome of just one game. “It was one of the best experiences of my life,” said LeCaptain who finished with 10 […]

  • Boys Basketball: Southern Door, Gibraltar Advance to Regional Finals

    Pardon Southern Door’s Kyle Daoust if he is having a hard time thinking about the scoring records he has eclipsed this season. Daoust scored 24 points Saturday to pass coach Derik Hawkey and move into second place on Door County’s all-time scoring list, trailing only former Southern Door standout Nathan Vogel. But it was the […]

  • Fall Challenge Ride Registration Now Open

    The snow may be piling high over our heads in Door County right now, but the summer riding season will be here soon. Give yourself a goal to ride for by signing up for the Peninsula Century Fall Challenge. The ride returns Sept. 14, 2019, to Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park, featuring a post-ride meal from […]

  • Obituary: Tara Rae Warren

    Aug. 11, 1970 – Feb. 28, 2019  Tara Rae Warren, 48, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. She was born in Madison, the daughter of the late Robert Willis Warren and Laverne Dorothy (Voagen) Warren. Tara graduated from Homestead High School in Mequon in 1989. She worked in food service and […]

  • Obituary: Iver Eric Warren

    Feb. 22, 1953 – Feb. 26, 2019  Iver Eric Warren, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at home. He was born in Alexandria, Virginia, the son of the late Robert and Laverne (Voagen) Warren. The family moved to Wisconsin, and Iver graduated from high school in Madison in 1970. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison before attending […]