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Peninsula Pulse – May 12-19, 2017

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  • DCMCA Conducted Tours for Over 312 Participants

    This April, the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary (DCMCA) conducted hospital tours for local first graders. More than 312 students, teachers and chaperones from seven area schools had an opportunity to learn about the hospital. The annual event is intended to not only make the students aware of what the hospital does but to lessen […]

  • Framed. Rieboldt Creek. Ann Goldthwaite.

    Framed: Paddling on Rieboldt

    Ann Goldthwaite of Oshkosh paddles Rieboldt Creek.

  • Letter to the Editor: Children’s Center Thanks Supportive Community

    Northern Door Children’s Center is deeply grateful to everyone who made our 2017 Super Bowl-A-Thon fundraising event on April 8 a great success. First and foremost, we thank Penny Anschutz and the staff of the Sister Bay Bowl. Without you and your generosity, there would be no Bowl-A-Thon! We offer our appreciation to the following […]

  • Door County High School Athletics Schedule: May 12 – 19, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Baseball May 13 vs. Oshkosh Lourdes, 10:30 am May 15 vs. Kewaunee, 4 pm May 18 vs. Algoma, 5 pm Girls Soccer May 15 vs. NEW Lutheran, 4:30 pm May 18 vs. Valders, 5 pm Golf May 15 @ Peninsula Golf Course, 12 pm Softball May 15 vs. Kewaunee, 4 pm May 18 vs. […]

  • Humane Society’s Saving Pets Challenge

    The Door County Humane Society is counting on you! Since May 2, DCHS has been competing in the national Saving Pets Challenge. This challenge consists of hundreds of animal welfare organizations competing to see who can raise the most money for their cause in 30 days. During each week of the Saving Pets Challenge there […]

  • Risks and Rewards of NFL Draft: Packers’ draft lacks first-round pick for fourth time in history

    The Green Bay Packers did not make a first-round selection in the NFL Draft for just the fourth time in team history at the 82nd NFL draft in Philadelphia, Penn. April 27. Instead, Green Bay elected to trade their 29th overall pick to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a second- and fourth-round draft pick, […]

  • Meet Sevastopol’s New Superintendent May 18

    Hail and Farewell is a traditional military event in which those coming to and departing from an organization are celebrated in a setting that provides a sense of continuity through change. On Thursday, May 18, from 2 to 6 pm the Sevastopol School District will acknowledge its upcoming changing of the guard by honoring departing […]

  • DNR Seeks Anglers Advice for Fishery Management

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is again seeking participation from Lake Michigan anglers and other interested stakeholders to discuss the latest trends in the fishery and lay the groundwork for management decisions for 2018. Public information meetings will be held from 6 to 9 pm on June 7 in Room 3080 at the UW-Milwaukee […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Free Trolley Service Coming Soon

    A column from Sister Bay Village Administrator Zeke Jackson First and foremost, I would like to wish all the moms out there Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have a fantastic day and get to spend quality time with your children. I’m pleased to announce the village will introduce a free trolley service as a […]

  • UU Fellowship Screens Documentary for “Movies that Matter”

    Movies That Matters presents a free screening of the documentary, Meet the Donors: Does Money Talk? on May 16 at 4:30 pm. Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi takes viewers behind the scenes at top-dollar political fundraisers and chats with dozens of ultra-rich mega-donors from both political parties to find out why they are pouring millions into the […]

  • Algoma’s Bird Bistro Program Aims to Build Bird-friendly Community

      Five years ago, a volunteer group of seven bird-loving residents of Algoma came together in pursuit of helping their city achieve Bird City Wisconsin status, recognizing communities that enhance bird habitats through landscaping and public education. In 2013, the city achieved that designation and in the years since, the committee has continued hosting and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Students Receive 2017 Bordui Scholarships

    Nora Scheer and Nic Greenlaw, seniors at Sturgeon Bay High School, have been named winners of the 2017 Bordui Foundation scholarship competition. Scheer will be awarded $20,000 to support her attendance at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Greenlaw will be awarded $5,000 and will attend St. Norbert College. The Bordui Foundation is a charitable […]

  • Enjoy International Migratory Bird Day

    May 13 is International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) in North America and it’s a great time for Wisconsin residents to get outside to enjoy these long-distance travelers and take steps around home to help them. “International Migratory Bird Day is the perfect time to go birding,” said Ryan Brady, a Department of Natural Resources conservation […]

  • Fire Department Holds Safety Courses

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $20 per […]

  • Tannahill Weavers Bring A Little Bit of Scotland to Washington Island

      The Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, will present a concert at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center on Washington Island on Saturday evening, May 13. The group, described by the New York Times as “an especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new,” was named for poet laureate Robert Tannahill (1774-1810), […]

  • The Bay Lofts Hopes to Be A Part of Sturgeon Bay’s Renaissance

    Those who have not been through Sturgeon Bay in a while may be surprised at the new urban feel to Madison Street with the opening of The Bay Lofts luxury apartments. The site is the former home of the Harbor Place Shoppes. “I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The architectural style was a deviation from a lot […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Congressman Mike Gallagher Voted Against You

    On Thursday, May 4th, Gallagher voted for the Trumpcare bill. In Door County we have 26,800 residents of whom approximately 26 percent are over 50 years old. If Trumpcare becomes law and if you are over age 50 (and under 65), your premiums will skyrocket. Approximately, one third of all Americans have pre-existing conditions. So […]

  • Arbor Day Foundation Offers Tree-Care Booklet with $3 Donation

    The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees. Anyone can receive Conservation Trees, a user-friendly booklet featuring illustrations, colorful photos, and easily understood descriptions, by making a $3 donation to the Foundation this month. “Conservation Trees is an ideal resource for tree planters,” said […]

  • Historical Society Dinner Program Focuses on Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner program Susan & Elizabeth: A Friendship of Consequence on May 22. The dinner and program will be held at St. John Bosco School in Sturgeon Bay at 6 pm. “Susan & Elizabeth: A Friendship of Consequence” is a compilation of excerpts from the speeches, writings, […]

  • NALC Will Hold 25th Annual National Food Drive

    The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 25th annual national food drive on May 13. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community. Customers simply leave their donation of non-perishable goods next […]

  • Cheers!: Celebrate Your Inner Hobo

    Hobo is a word you just don’t hear much anymore. Funny thing is, the derivation of the word is unknown. We only know for certain that it is an Americanism and it identifies a character distinctly different from a bum or tramp. It’s believed to have first appeared in the language in the 1890s. According […]

  • Making A Difference with Literacy Door County

    Two years ago, social worker Pat Scieszinski of Sturgeon Bay was thinking about things she’d like to do when she retired in May 2016, knowing that she wanted those things to make a real difference in someone’s life. Encouraged by a friend, she attended a meeting of Literacy Door County (LDC, Inc.) and was intrigued. […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Holds Quartet Concert at United Methodist Church

    Midsummer’s Music Ltd. presents UW-Madison’s Hunt Quartet in concert May 12 at the United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay. The concert, which originally featured the Pro Arte Quartet, was changed due to an injury sustained by one of the musicians. The highly acclaimed Hunt Quartet is the elite graduate string quartet for the Mead Witter […]

  • TAP Announces Pay-What-You-Can Show and Benefit Performance

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will hold a pay-what-you-can preview for the upcoming production of Velvet Gentleman on May 17 at 7:30 pm. In lieu of a ticket, patrons are invited to view a preview of the world premiere performance of Velvet Gentleman, created and performed by TAP Co-Artistic Director James Valcq. “These pay-what-you-can previews are […]

  • Southern Door Students Planting Garden May 22-25

    Elementary classes are all signed up to help plant the Southern Door Schoolyard Garden. The school needs volunteers to help. It is a really fun activity for all ages and levels of gardeners. Planting dates are all day Monday, May 22, all day Tuesday, May 23, and the morning of Thursday, May 25. Volunteers can […]

  • Gibraltar Hopes to Preserve Beach Bathhouse

    The preservation of an old building on the expanded Fish Creek Beach property was the primary focus of the Gibraltar Town Board meeting May 5. The town hopes to repurpose the building as bathrooms when it expands the public beach. “That building that we’re looking at is an historic building, it’s been here since about […]

  • Door County League Baseball Season Kicks off Sunday

    Door County League Baseball kicks off their season Sunday, May 14, with games around the county. All games start at 1:30 pm unless otherwise noted. May 14 Washington Island @ Kolberg Institute @ Maplewood Egg Harbor @ Sister Bay Baileys Harbor @ West Jacksonport

  • Manners Matter: Grandparenting 101

    Dear Mary Pat, My daughter is upset with me and my husband. We drove our grandson to baseball practice and took him for ice cream afterwards. We were still in the driveway after dropping him off when my daughter came flying out of the house and really let us have it for giving him ice […]

  • Peninsula State Park Holds Birding Program

    Peninsula State Park, an official Wisconsin Migration Stopover Site, is hosting an opportunity to bird with the park naturalist on May 13 and May 20. Meet at Weborg Shelter at 9 am and stroll this birding hotspot. Yellow-rumped warblers, mergansers and flycatchers frequent this area. Bring binoculars if you have them (limited binoculars will be […]

  • Door to Nature: Spring Peepers

    When the temperature finally reaches the 50s and 60s and April’s cold rains are a fading memory, spring finally takes command and there will emanate from the wetlands the sweetest most jubilant “jingle bells” music in this land. The spring peepers will have begun their singing. If animals are capable of expressing happiness, then each […]

  • Featured Pet: Peep

    Peep came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) as a stray a week before Easter, hence her holiday-themed name. This beautiful girl has a gray coat and stunning green eyes. When Peep first arrived at the shelter she was very shy. With time she has come out of her shell. This lovely girl is […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Stony Ridge Problems Not Acceptable

    We collectively are complaining that Keith Garot, Developer of Stony Ridge, is not completing the construction of that development along with constructing the road to connect Northwoods Drive to the other roads in Stony Ridge. We have put up with the blasting, digging, and grinding on that property most of last summer. The noise and […]

  • Benches by the Bay Returns for 2017

    The Benches by the Bay Street Art Project is back for 2017 after a very successful inaugural year. Take advantage of this great street art project by sponsoring a bench that can be displayed in front of your business. Bench sponsorship is $350, which secures this handcrafted piece of art with a map of each […]

  • State News: Road Funding, Pre-Existing Conditions, Wine Boom

    Walker: A ‘Given’ That Pre-Existing Conditions Will Be Covered Gov. Scott Walker said the state would continue to cover people with pre-existing conditions after leaving the door open last week to a change that would let insurance companies raise rates for those customers. “It’s a given that people with pre-existing conditions are going to be […]

  • Municipal Meetings: May 12 – 19

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 3:30 pm on May 15. The common council meets at noon on May 16. The Plan Commission meets at 6 pm on May 17 to hold a public hearing on a request from the landowner at 608 E. Walnut Drive to be […]

  • Gibraltar DECA Competitors Receive International Awards

    Gibraltar High School DECA competitors earned international awards at the International DECA Career Development Conference (ICDC) in Anaheim, Calif., on April 25-29. Four Gibraltar seniors advanced to the International level of competition last March by competing at the State Conference in Lake Geneva. The team of Christopher (Topher) Andersen and Nathan Surges earned an ICDC […]

  • Trivia: What was Pablo Picasso’s birth name?

    Question: What was Pablo Picasso’s birth name? Answer: Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Crispiniano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz y Picasso. His name is a series of saints and relatives.

  • Habitat Breaks Ground on 40th Home

    Even though it was a chilly, gray day in May, the atmosphere was incredibly warm as ground was broken at 741 N. 6th Ave., for what will be the 40th home created by Door County Habitat for Humanity since its inception in 1993, and the future home of the Bilodeau family. Kendra Clarizio-Bilodeau and her […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Real Family Farms Need A Future

    Chickens learn from experience, people, not so much! Another application for expansion of an already huge dairy herd has been submitted to the Wisconsin DNR. This time in Kewaunee County and is also a permit renewal and expansion request for a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation just across the county line. The earlier request from a […]

  • Bruemmer Park Zoo Works on Improvement Projects

    It’s construction season at Bruemmer Park Zoo in Kewaunee. The Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation Department is in the process of making room for potential new exhibits and creating additional green space for picnics and events. In the recent weeks, the old bear pen was demolished and the worn steps that connected the lower and […]

  • JHS Holds Historic Walk

    Mark the date July 29 on your calendar and make reservations early for the Jacksonport Historical Society’s (JHS) unique historic walk. The walk includes four historic buildings in Jacksonport as well as tombstones of four prominent local families. The guided walk will include brief organ performances by Cheryl Pfister at the Catholic and Methodist churches […]

  • “Sustainable” Screening at Crossroads

    On May 16 at 7 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek will host a screening of Sustainable: A Documentary. According to the promotional information, this film is “a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — […]

  • Students Invited to Enter Clean Air Poetry Contest

    This May, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is celebrating the state’s clean air and continued air quality improvements statewide. “Clean Air Month is a great opportunity for Wisconsin residents and businesses to learn about our state’s air quality,” said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. “DNR staff, along with our state’s businesses and citizens, have worked […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Appreciate the Imagination and Wit

    Everyone knows that part of the “hate and defeat” Trump crusade is to flood the nation’s newspapers with vitriolic letters to the editor and the Pulse has had its fair share in spades. The object, of course, is to give the impression that the entire country is opposed to this madman in the White House! […]

  • Destroyers Season Begins with a Win

    The Door County Destroyers started their season on May 6 when they hosted the Rough Riders in a non-league game at the Baileys Harbor Rec Park. The contest was close in the first half, with the Destroyers holding onto a 14-6 lead. The second half was a different story as the Destroyers offense came alive […]

  • Door County Cooperative Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

    Door County True Value and Country Store, divisions of Door County Cooperative, are giving away thousands of dollars in prizes to celebrate their grand re-opening on May 13, 11 am – 4 pm. There will be live music by the Modern Day Drifters, cat and kitten adoptions from the Door County Humane Society, food from […]

  • 2017 New Businesses, Owners, and Locations

    New Businesses in 2017 A Little Bit of Coffee, located inside Square Rigger Lodge, 6332 Hwy. 57, Jacksonport 920.823.0028 Baileys Harbor Cruises (formerly Sister Bay Scenic Boat Tours), Baileys Harbor Marina 920.854.4707 Barringer’s (formerly Summertime), 1 N. Spruce St., Fish Creek The Bay Lofts, 49 N. Madison St., Sturgeon Bay Blue Heron Glass Etching, 105478 […]

  • Dr. Jeff Thompson

    Health Care CEO Shows Going Green Doesn’t Hurt Bottom Line

    Since the first of the year Dr. Jeff Thompson has spoken to General Secretary of China, Xi Jinping, all the health care leaders of Finland, the Santa Fe Institute, the National Academy of Science, and Harvard Academy of School of Economics. And on May 20, the well-traveled Thompson will be in Sturgeon Bay as one […]

  • St. Norbert Business Students Participate in WI State Leadership Conference

    St. Norbert College undergraduate business students recently participated in the Phi Beta Lambda Wisconsin State Leadership Conference in Madison. The seven students are part of the newly created chapter of Phi Beta Lambda at St. Norbert College. Hannah Copiskey, of Baileys Harbor, is one of the students of Phi Beta Lambda. The organization is also […]

  • Sunshine House 46th Annual Awards Dinner a Success

    The Sunshine House Inc. had their 46th Annual Awards Dinner on May 1. It was a very successful event and 216 people were in attendance. The following is a list of award winners: Outstanding Achievement – Jennifer Mikle and Mark Behrendt; Staff Member of the Year – Sandy Sternard; Volunteer of the Year – Jann […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Ripple Effect

    This letter has to do with allowing the CAFO to expand their dairy herd from 6,000 cows to 10,000 cows. Now to clean up this pollution I understand we the taxpayers should provide the money to clean up this situation. (I say that is the polluter’s responsibility.) Have you noticed the ripple effect? The DNR […]

  • Peninsula Dog Training Offers Behavioral Seminars

    Ron Maloney of Peninsula Dog Training will teach two upcoming behavioral seminars, “Understanding K-9 Behavior.” This seminar will be of interest to pet owners who want to develop a better understanding of how to communicate with their dog. It will also benefit non-dog owners who want to understand how to interact with dogs they encounter […]

  • Your Reps in the News: May 12, 2017

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker joined Komatsu Mining Corporation, Komatsu Ltd., and local leaders in announcing the acquisition of Joy Global by Komatsu and rebranding of the company’s corporate headquarters. “We applaud Komatsu’s decision to stay here in Milwaukee and invest in our economy,” Walker said. “The company’s decision to expand here is more proof […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: May 12, 2017

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “I should be good. If I wake up dead then I know I’ve gone too far.” “I’d have to stalk you at […]

  • Gibraltar Music Boosters Announce Spaghetti Dinner

    The Gibraltar School Music boosters are pleased to announce the annual Knights of Columbus Music Booster Spaghetti Dinner on May 16, 4 – 7 pm, at the Fish Creek Grill. The Knights of Columbus are cooking up some great pasta and sauce while the Gibraltar Music Department provides the entertainment. Adult meals are $10 each, […]

  • What Every Parent Needs to Know About the Show “13 Reasons Why”

    As a suicide and bullying prevention speaker and trainer I have been hearing a lot about the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why from students, educators and parents. The series, based on a novel of the same name by Jay Asher, graphically depicts the suicide of fictional character Hannah Baker and addresses a number of difficult […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Moral Choice?

    After my request that renewable energy be included in the Department of Energy budget, Senator Ron Johnson responded to me that “irresponsible spending” was “immoral…and must stop.” Renewable energy is immoral? This, from our senator who has marched in lockstep with Donald Trump in the president’s assault on the environment and on health care for […]

  • Saguaro Invites All to Guided Meditation Session

    Relax, reflect, revitalize and rejoice at Saguaro Day Spa’s Third Thursday’s Guided Meditation, this month held May 18. Lynn Schuster will gently guide participants through meditation. All are welcome; no previous experience is necessary. A donation is gladly accepted. Arrive by 6:15 pm; meditation will go from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Third Thursday’s Guided […]

  • Server of the Week. Elena Racheva & Ula Ouradink. McEvoy’s Culinaria.

    Server of the Week: Elena Racheva & Ula Ouradink

    Sister Bay has some new businesses on its streets And McEvoy’s Culinaria is leading the way on good eats A full service deli with plenty of options to go And some folks behind the counter you may already know   Elena and Ula hail from across the sea Bulgaria and Poland is where they used […]

  • EAA Hosts Young Eagle Rally at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport

    Area youngsters, ages 8 to 17, will have a chance to take to the skies on May 20 as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Warbirds Squadron hosts a Young Eagles Rally at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport. The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. “Free airplane rides are […]

  • Science Snippet: Bird Brained

    Motorized vehicles kill around 250 million birds a year. A French evolutionary biologist theorized that, more often than not, it is birds with smaller brains that meet their end on the grill or under the tires of a car or truck. He figured that birds with larger brains were smarter and might have the intelligence […]

  • By the Numbers: Vice Presidents

    1 The number of vice presidents who became president, but did not go directly from one office to the other. Richard Nixon left the office of vice president in 1961 and was inaugurated as president in 1969. It also represents the number of vice presidents accused of murder: Aaron Burr. 2 The number of vice […]

  • Great March for the Great Lakes. Jim Lundstrom.

    Great March for a Great Lake

    Members of Indivisible Door County and other interested parties held a rally at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay on May 6 before marching with signs in opposition to federal funding cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other agencies that help protect public waters. Photo by Jim Lundstrom.

  • Learning What it Means to Be Motherly

    Motherly – I’ve been called it a few too many times for my liking. It’s one of those words that made me cringe when someone told me it was an attribute of my personality. I was called motherly many times between high school and college and never knew if it was meant as a compliment […]

  • Ag Secretary Brancel Calls for Dairy Farms to Communicate

    Dairy farmers in Wisconsin got quite the scare when a Canadian trade dispute left dozens of them without a buyer for their milk. Luckily, they were able to find other buyers. But Wisconsin Agricultural Secretary Ben Brancel doesn’t think the state’s dairy farmers are out of the weeds just yet. “It is now time for […]

  • Bartenders for Veterans

    A competition for bartenders ended up benefitting Door County veterans. Marianne Backmann, bar manager of Alexander’s of Door County, came up with the idea of Bar Wars, a fun, friendly competition that invited local bars and the public to select Door County’s finest bartending team. Establishments chose their best two representatives to compete in a […]

  • Wild Ones Leads Wildflower Guided Walk

    The woodlands of the peninsula are a showplace of ephemeral wildflowers at this time of spring when the foliage of trees does not yet provide shade. An excellent woodland remnant on the west side of Sturgeon Bay provides easy access to view natural groupings of eight to nine species of wildflowers. The woods are known […]

  • Masonic Lodge Helps Support Sturgeon Bay DI Team

    The members of the Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge (H.S. Baird#174) and the members of the Eastern Star Masonic Organization (Honor Chapter #1) are providing financial support for Sturgeon Bay DI team heading for the DI Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn. The two Masonic organizations donated a total of $400 ($200 each) to help defray the […]

  • State Reps Announce Proposal for WI Merit Scholarship

    On May 9, State Representative Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva), State Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), and State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk announced their proposal to create the Wisconsin Merit Scholarship. The scholarships, set at $5,000, will be available based solely on merit to Wisconsin residents to attend UW System schools. “Our legislation will create the largest scholarship […]

  • County A Repaving Delayed to 2020

    The county usually repaves roads with little more than a public notice that it will be happening, but when the federal government is involved in the funding, public involvement is required, which is why a public meeting was held May 3 at the Jacksonport Town Hall to discuss the repaving of County A. Door County […]

  • LandmarkSuite

    Landmark Resort Gets $4 million Development Upgrade

    The Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor just got a $4 million, multi-building, two-years-in-development upgrade. “Keeping the Landmark Resort’s vacation rentals and facilities at their best is a top priority for the resort’s staff and owners,” explained Patti Taylor, general manager of the Landmark Resort. “We added new touches that make our visitors’ stay at the […]

  • NWTC Shows Support for Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is expressing its support for the Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act, recently introduced in Congress. The Domestic Maritime Centers of Excellence Act is intended to advance the capabilities of two-year community and technical colleges to assist the federal government and industry in securing the talent pipeline for domestic maritime […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Literacy Door County Celebrates

    Literacy Door County celebrated their first annual Student/Tutor Recognition Event on Sunday, May 7 at Hope Church in Sturgeon Bay. This event acknowledged the hard work and commitment both our students and our tutors have made. Since many of our students have families and job responsibilities, they know the necessity to improve their speaking and […]

  • With Federal Budget Process Looming, It’s Time to Speak Up for the Arts

      On March 16, the Trump administration released its budget blueprint for the 2018 fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2017-Sept. 30, 2018). Called “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again,” this plan outlined President Donald Trump’s priorities as they relate to discretionary federal government spending. While the plan detailed his spending priorities – […]

  • Golf Spotlight Shines on Wisconsin during U.S. Open

    Thirty years ago, Wisconsin as a prominent golf destination would have seemed farcical. Imaginary. Joke-worthy, even. It’s the frozen tundra, right? With those wacky Aprils and erratic Octobers? How could golf regularly fit into that unpredictable equation? Well, a lot has happened in the past 30 years, and here we are: Wisconsin is the destination. […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: May 12, 2017

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors. The Expositor, May 8, 1874 W.W. Baker & R.B. Parker, lightening rod men, of the Baker firm which so smoothly soaped our people last fall, were locked up […]

  • Nor-Dor League Starts with Scramble

    The Nor-Dor Men’s Golf League will commence play at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course in Baileys Harbor with an all team scramble on May 24 at 4:30 pm. Subsequent league team play will follow every Wednesday for the next 16 weeks. The league has openings for additional players. Contact Jim Rossol at 920.839.2863, and/or John Dwonch […]

  • Learn Pressed Flower Jewelry Design at Blossoms Flower House

    This Mother’s Day weekend, Blossoms Flower House is teaming up with Rachel Keppeler Designs to offer two workshop days of jewelry design. Participants will create pieces from her Essential Blooms collection of pressed floral and essential oil jewelry. Each student will make a pendant of real pressed flowers set in resin and hung on a gold […]

  • Sparkling Wine and Jewelry at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery welcomes the community to “Moms and Mimosas” on May 13, 10 am to 5 pm. Help celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with the latest sparkling wine from Von Stiehl winery, mimosas and the shimmering jewelry of Lara Knutson. Knutson’s “cloud of stardust” work is a must-see. Her Nebula jewelry is created […]

  • Draw DoCo Meetings Move to PenArt

    The Draw DoCo life drawing group is moving its midweek sessions from a private studio in Baileys Harbor to Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F, Fish Creek, beginning May 17. The group will maintain its usual schedule of meeting Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. This walk-in opportunity is open to artists of […]

  • TAP Lobby Gallery Welcomes Mary White

      The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) Lobby Art Gallery will show the work of Mary White from May 17 to June 4. White was born in Indianapolis and, after graduating from Indiana University, moved to New Jersey where she met her husband, actor Mark Moede. They moved to Jacksonport, where they now live. White’s paintings […]

  • Ellison Bay Hosts Spring Art Crawl May 20 & 21

    Spring in Ellison Bay is greeted by the first event of the season, the Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl. The community welcomes back everyone to stroll, bike or motor through the newly emerging blossoms. The nine established artists, craftspeople and galleries received a lot of inspiration this winter through travel and time off, coming together […]

  • Salon of Door County High School Art Winners Announced

    The Miller Art Museum revealed the award winners of the 43rd Annual Salon of Door County High School Art during a public reception on April 24. It was a packed house as students, parents, relatives and community members were present to celebrate the artistic accomplishments of the Door Peninsula’s young artists, enjoy refreshments and see […]

  • Martinez Studio Wins National Arts Award

    Ambassadors of Door County wherever they show their tapestries and paintings, Wence and Sandra Martinez of Jacksonport’s Martinez Studio, were honored to receive an Exhibitors Choice Award (voted by their peers) at the prestigious Smithsonian Craft Show, April 27-30, in Washington, DC. The couple was also awarded the Silver Award for overall excellence at the […]

  • Stangers Selected in Black & White Magazine Contest

    Baileys Harbor residents Steven Stanger and Arlene Stanger both have images in the June issue (now on newsstands) of Black & White Magazine’s smartphone contest. Steven’s image, “Figure with a Scarf,” was taken at the Henry Miller Memorial Library at Big Sur, Calif. Arlene’s image is a black and white version of “Hat Shop” taken […]

  • Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor Granted 501c3 Status

    The Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor (PAI of EH), formally the Public Arts Committee, is now the Village of Egg Harbor’s independent public art advisory board. The mission of the PAI is to develop, promote and expand the public art experience in the Village of Egg Harbor. The arts have a positive impact on […]

  • Department of Interior Announces Share the Experience 2016 Photo Contest Winners

    The U.S. Department of the Interior, along with the National Park Foundation and other participating federal recreation land agencies, announced the winners of the 2016 Share the Experience photography contest on the agency’s popular Instagram account and launched the 2017 contest. This annual contest invites amateur photographers to submit their favorite views, moments, and adventures […]

  • Artists Return to Write On to Give Back to Community

      The writers’ residency program at Write On, Door County welcomes new and returning artists to its Juddville property this month. Write On welcomes back poets Athena Kildegaard, Donna Hilbert, and Diane LeBlanc, and looks forward to introducing fiction writer Jonathan Wlodarski to the beauty and inspiration of Door County. Wlodarski is a graduate student […]

  • ‘Death in Gills Rock’ Release Date is May 23

    The University of Wisconsin Press is proud to announce the second book in Patricia Skalka’s Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery Series, Death at Gills Rock, will be released May 23. After tracking a clever killer in Death Stalks Door County, park ranger and former Chicago homicide detective Dave Cubiak is elected Door County sheriff. His […]

  • Hobart Author Publishes Children’s Book about Cows  

      Many Many Cows, a new book by Denise Bangert, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. A fun read that is propelled by catchy rhymes, Many Many Cows invites children to learn about cows on a farm, and it works to expand their minds and vocabulary through quick facts about the cows. With […]

  • The Bestseller List: April 30, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION  1. Anything Is Possible, by Elizabeth Strout 2. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead 3. Golden Prey, by John Sandford 4. Beartown, by Fredrik Backman 5. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Option B:  Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy, by Sheryl Sandberg, Adam Grant 2. Hallelujah Anyway, […]

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    Visitor Spending Increases in Kewaunee County

    The Wisconsin Department of Tourism reports that direct visitor spending rose to $17.6 million in 2016 for Kewaunee County, which is up from $17.4 million in 2015. The good news comes as Kewaunee County prepares for its summer tourism season that includes hosting Wisconsin Farm Technology Days for the very first time. The state’s largest […]