Peninsula Pulse May 12-19, 2023

In this issue

  • Letter to the Editor: Fleet Farm Location Is a Good One

    Speaking as a conscientious and experienced real estate developer, I’ll answer your question regarding wetlands by stating that it is completely acceptable to fill certain wetlands [Editor’s Note, “It’s Apparently Not a Big Deal to Fill Small Wetlands,” April 28].  The key word, of course, is certain wetlands. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Hard to See Fleet Farm As an Asset for Sturgeon Bay

    Regarding the Editor’s Note [“It’s Apparently Not a Big Deal to Fill Small Wetlands,” April 28] on the proposed Fleet Farm to be constructed in Sturgeon Bay and the store’s intention to fill in “degraded” wetland: I am late to the party regarding this project, but I am following the progress on a Facebook site […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Solar-Powered Faith

    Kudos to two Ephraim faith communities for installing solar power. The Ephraim Moravian Church and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County recently installed solar panels to cut their electricity costs. It is estimated that their bills will be cut in half! Go green, Ephraim! Cindy NelsonEphraim, Wisconsin

  • Hal Prize Open for Submissions

    The 2023 Hal Prize opened May 1 for submissions in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and photography, and they will be accepted through Sept. 1. This year’s judges are Toya Wolfe, fiction; Edward McPherson, nonfiction; Sean Hill, poetry; and Allen Morris, photography. Find submission details at Hal Prize winners receive monetary prizes, and their work is […]

  • Festival Season Kicking Off

    The season of festivals is just around the corner, with three big ones highlighting Memorial Day weekend. Here’s a rundown of upcoming May and June festivals. Door County Festival of Nature May 25-28 Enjoy a slate of field trips, events and experiences to help you explore that unique natural systems found throughout Door County. […]

  • Feed Your Mom for Mother’s Day

    Looking for something tasty and special to enjoy on Mother’s Day? Establishments up and down the peninsula are offering dining specials to help you celebrate your mom, so no matter where you live, there’s something for you. Here’s a sampling of the delicious offerings you can find around the Door for Mother’s Day on Sunday, […]

  • The Language of Flowers

    It’s not unusual to head to a flower shop to show the special mom in your life how much you care. But this Mother’s Day, you could add some extra meaning by taking floriography into account. Flowers have had symbolic meaning in plays, sonnets and myths for centuries, but it wasn’t until the Victorian era […]

  • Jacksonport Farmers Market Starts May 16

    The Jacksonport Farmers Market will open for its 15th season May 16 at Lakeside Park and continue on Tuesdays, 9 am – 1 pm, through Oct. 17. The market will feature 30-plus vendors this season, with half of them offering food items. Many local growers sell a wide variety of fresh garden fare each week, […]

  • Archaeological Digs at Crossroads at Big Creek

    For the next two weeks, Stories of the People of the Cove Estuary will be the theme of educational outreach programs at Crossroads at Big Creek. Crossroads continues to sponsor archaeological digs at The Cove Estuary Preserve and invites the community to observe or participate in them on weekdays May 10-18, 2-4 pm. Registration is […]

  • Neri, Kowalke Cruise to Half Marathon Wins

    The top prize in the 15th annual Door County Half Marathon stayed local Saturday when Sevastopol graduate Eduardo Neri cruised to victory. The 29-year-old finished 1:18 ahead of four-time winner Rodee Schneider, and Zachary Jindra took third in 1:17:53. Fourth overall was claimed by women’s winner Caitlin Kowalke of Shorewood, Wisconsin. Kowalke destroyed the previous […]

  • Ride On in 2023

    Spring Classic and Fall Challenge fees increase May 15 Fees increase May 15 for two great Door County cycling events. More than 500 riders have already signed up for the Peninsula Century Spring Classic on Saturday, June 17, which begins and ends at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. The ride is capped at 1,000 riders, […]

  • Hey Hey 5K Registration Open

    Sign up now for just $30! Mark your calendars now for the Hey Hey 5K in Baileys Harbor on Saturday, Sept. 23! There’s no better time than this month to register for a great fun run with great runner swag because if you sign up before June 1, you’ll get in for just $30! That […]

  • Concert, Open House to Benefit Sturgeon Bay Schools

    Friends of Sturgeon Bay Schools is a new group that was established to support efforts to provide diverse programming outside of the regular school budget.  The group is hosting a benefit concert and open house June 3, 3-8 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, 600 Nautical Dr. in Sturgeon Bay, featuring live music from […]

  • Mike at the Movies: The World Could Use a Little More Blume

    by MIKE ORLOCK It has been more than half a century since author Judy Blume revolutionized (some might say invented) the YA (young adult) genre in contemporary fiction. The publication of books such as Blubber, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Tiger Eyes, Forever and Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret. are still popular […]

  • Tickets on Sale for TAP’s Annual Gala

    Tickets are on sale for Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) 2023 annual gala, set for June 25 at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. This season’s performance theme is A Journey through Time. Gala activities will begin at 5 pm with tug boat tours. Doors will open at 5:30 pm for the main event, […]

  • Celebrate Northern Sky’s Season Opening

    Northern Sky Theater is kicking off its 2023 season with Raise the Curtain: Light the Sky on May 27 at its Gould Theater, 9058 Cty A in Fish Creek. The evening includes heavy hors d’oeuvres from Alexander’s, music by the Celtic band Frogwater and an evening performance by members of the Northern Sky Theater company. […]

  • Post-Show Conversations at TAP

    Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) is hosting community-partner post-show conversations during the second week of performances for every show this season to give TAP community partners an opportunity to share the work they do. The first talk will take place May 21, following the performance of I Carry Your Heart with Me. Jacob Janssen will moderate […]

  • Registration Open for Door Shakespeare’s Camp Will

    Door Shakespeare is registering students for its summer youth theater program, Camp Will, which will be offered during three sessions: July 17-21, July 31 – Aug. 4, and Aug. 14-18. Camp Will is a weeklong workshop dedicated to developing communication, language and group social skills through warm-up activities, theater games, creative play and group scene […]

  • European-Weekend Raffle at Algoma Community Band Concert

    The Algoma Community Band will present its annual After Taxes Concert on May 17, 7 pm, at the Algoma Elementary School Performing Arts Center. One of the pieces will be performed in memory of longtime band member Ann Ostrand, who died in December 2022. The band, which is traveling to Scotland and England in August, […]

  • Summer Band Camp Scholarship Winners

    The Peninsula Symphonic Band and Swingin’ Door Big Band have selected their 2023 Summer Band Camp scholarship recipients, each of whom will receive $350 toward their camp tuition. Scholarships were awarded to Benjamin Grota of Southern Door High School; Cora Carrier of Gibraltar High School; Ezra Linnan of Sevastopol High School; and Miles Richmond, Olive […]

  • Culture Club: The Moon over Lake Michigan

    by AMY ENSIGN, Producing Artistic Director, Door Shakespeare There have been amazing night skies in Door County lately. A few weeks ago, I woke up my son to see whether he wanted to chase down the northern lights. I could see them above our house in Sturgeon Bay, but I wanted to head north. If […]

  • Student Spotlight: A Finger-Knitting Team

    Sunrise Elementary School fourth-graders Jaxon Laroche, Rylie Black and Shaelynn Laughlin have been working on a collaborative finger-knitting project since early March.  They’re trying to create the world’s longest finger-knitting project – which they’ve named Tangly and lovingly refer to as their “child.” They note how he “grows” every time they work on him, and Tangly […]

  • Discover Wisconsin Photo Contest Now Open

    Submissions are now being accepted for Discover Wisconsin’s photo contest, presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Counties Association.  Following the submission and voting period, the team at Discover Wisconsin will select the top 12 photos, which will be published in its 2024 calendar, along with the one that will appear on the cover. Applicants must […]

  • Fragrant Isle Lavender

    Get Creative at Fragrant Isle

    Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop, 1350 Airport Road on Washington Island, is hosting two recurring art events this season. The first is a wood-sign workshop held every Thursday, May 25 – June 15. All of the materials for the two-hour workshop are provided.  The second is face-painting sessions offered every Saturday, May 27 – Sept. 2, […]

  • Algoma Artist Speaks to East Carolina University Sculpture Class

    Algoma artist/sculptor Bren Sibilsky recently gave a virtual presentation to a sculpture class at East Carolina University. Sibilsky was invited by sculpture professor Hanna Jubran, who was Sibilsky’s professor when she studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Sibilsky sought to inspire the students and discuss opportunities for careers as fine artists.

  • K Wilder Art Opens During Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl

    Contemporary abstract artist Keven Wilder is opening her studio/gallery May 20-21, 10 am – 5 pm, during the Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl.  She will be showing her latest colorful, abstract paintings in oil and mixed media – work that primarily features nature images – in a variety of sizes and formats. The gallery also highlights photographs […]

  • Peninsula School of Art’s Final Family Art Day of the Season

    Join Peninsula School of Art for its Family Art Day on May 20, 9 am – 12 pm, before the program takes a break during the summer and fall.This time, drop by for some water-based fun: play with puddles of ink, watercolor and gouache; layer paint; and create experimental abstractions inspired by the school’s newest […]

  • Crafting a Vision

    Villalpandos bring their style to Woodwalk During the last week of April, Woodwalk Gallery was the scene of subdued chaos as Joslyn and Matt Villalpando prepared to open for their first season as the gallery’s new owners. They acquired Woodwalk in June 2022 and then moved to Door County from Chicago with their two daughters. […]

  • Around the Door: Door Bluff Headlands

    It’s a calm, sunny day looking out from Door Bluff Headlands County Park in Ellison Bay. Photo by Mark Glasser.

  • Sturgeon Bay Common Council Approves Tour-Boat Lease for Maritime Museum

    Boat tours between Lake Michigan and Sherwood Point in the bay of Sturgeon Bay – which were offered for several years using a fireboat docked by the Door County Maritime Museum before they ended in 2018 – will be resuming this summer with a pair of 40-foot vessels known as “Liberty Launches.” The Sturgeon Bay Common […]

  • County of Door Closer to Adding New Ambulance Transfer Division

    A new agreement was recommended Tuesday that would pave the way for creating a new division within the Door County Emergency Services (DCES) department to transfer patients by ambulance to facilities outside of Door County. A joint meeting of the county’s Judiciary and Public Safety, Administrative and Finance Committees unanimously recommended the Ambulance Services Interfacility Transports […]

  • Town of Jacksonport Looking for Committee Members

    The Town of Jacksonport has openings with two-year terms for its Plan Commission, Parks Committee and Fire Advisory Committee, starting June 1.  Those who are interested in serving on one of these committees should submit a short letter of interest to the town clerk’s office. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 10 am – […]

  • City of Sturgeon Bay Receives ‘Clean Audit’ for 2022

    The City of Sturgeon Bay received good news in the audit conducted of its finances for 2022 by the accounting firm Wipfli. Prior to the Sturgeon Bay Common Council accepting the audit report and placing it on file during its May 2 meeting, Brian Anderson of Wipfli summarized the findings of the report to the […]

  • Good Interest Rate Saving Village of Egg Harbor $1M+

    The Village of Egg Harbor approved a bond sale Wednesday, May 10, that will save more than a million dollars for the Highway 42 redevelopment project. The village borrowed $7.5 million through the sale of general obligation bonds to finance the Highway 42 improvements, to purchase some fire turnout equipment and to reconstruct the parking […]

  • Dredging Delays Keep Baileys Harbor Marina Closed

    Some may have noticed that the Baileys Harbor Marina, normally open for launching in time for the Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament in mid-April, has remained closed this year. That’s because the harbor needs to be dredged, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) restricts dredging between July 2 and Oct. 14 to protect […]

  • A New Twist for an Ongoing Highway Project

    A new development that may satisfy all parties arose at the 11th hour, causing the Village of Egg Harbor to table its discussion and decision May 10 on which option the board would select for parking solutions in the heart of the village as part of the Highway 42 redevelopment project – for which the village […]

  • Parent Corner: Preparing a Sibling for a New Arrival

    by KAREN COREKIN-DeLaMER, Education and Community Relations Coordinator, Northern Door Children’s Center I have a three-year-old daughter, and I’m pregnant with a boy who is due  to arrive in four months. My daughter has taken some interest in how I look now that I’m showing, and her dad and I have been trying to find […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Common Council Backs PUD for 55-Plus Duplex Development

    A planned unit development (PUD) to include 19 duplexes and one single-family home – for 39 total units – on an 11-acre site along the north side of Colorado Street took two steps forward during the May 2 Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting.  That’s when council members approved the PUD for E&I Property Investments, subject to eight […]

  • Civics Games Finals Set for May 12

    Students from 13 high schools statewide will compete in the Wisconsin Civics Games state finals – presented by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation – on May 12 at the Capitol in Madison. Fifteen teams of up to four students each will answer questions about civics-related issues, and each member of the winning team will receive […]

  • Paul Salm, Len Villano

    UW-Madison Extension Office Has New Staff Members

    Two new educators have joined the UW-Madison Division of Extension’s Door County office. As the new human-development and relationship educator, Paul Salm will focus on life span – with an emphasis on the county’s aging population – and on health and well-being. He was a teacher and owns a Door County business. The new 4-H program educator […]

  • DNR Expands Park-Pass Checkout Program

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding the Check Out Wisconsin State Parks at Your Library program, which gives library-card holders the opportunity to check out day passes to state parks, forests and recreation areas. More than 160 libraries statewide have already begun making nearly 6,300 day passes available this year, contrasted with […]

  • $35,000 Awarded to Sturgeon Bay Seniors

    Sturgeon Bay seniors Christy Braun, Scarlet Serafico, Madelyn Wind and Collette Ullman have been named winners in the 2023 Bordui Foundation scholarship competition. Braun will be awarded $20,000, and Serafico $5,000, to support their attendance at UW-Madison. Wind will receive $5,000 for her education at the University of Minnesota, and Ullman $5,000 to attend the […]

  • Door Garden Club Announces Programs

    The next meeting of the Door Garden Club will take place May 23 at Lucky Stars flower farm in Ellison Bay, where owners Jane and Kouros Mohit will provide an inside look at their flower-farm operation.  Other upcoming events include a June 27 luncheon and small flower show at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club, a July […]

  • Egg Harbor Community Cleanup

    The Village of Egg Harbor is hosting a community cleanup, and there are two ways to participate. First, join the village staff and business community May 18, 12:30 pm, at the Egg Harbor Marina parking lot; or second, coordinate a cleanup in your area at a time that works best for you that weekend. To […]

  • Learn How to Save Your Seeds

    Award-winning author, seed saver and educator Bevin Cohen will present the basics of garden planning and planting for successful vegetable-seed harvesting May 17, 6:30-8 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. The workshop is appropriate for both beginners and experienced seed savers.  Participants will also have the opportunity to sign […]

  • Gibraltar Area School Board Asks for Revisions of Gender Rules for Restrooms

    Committee members hear concerns, ask for more-definite policy language Hearing district residents’ and parents’ accusations about “vague” guidelines, the Gibraltar Area School Board delayed a vote Monday on nondiscrimination policies pertaining to students’ ability to choose restrooms based on their gender identity rather than their gender at birth. Board member Drew Richmond withdrew an earlier […]

  • Plant Giveaways

    In cooperation with The Big Plant, the Door County Land Trust is giving away native evergreen and perennial seedlings May 13 and 20, starting both days at 9 am and continuing until all the plants are gone.  The May 13 giveaway will take place at the Southern Door School parking lot, 2073 Cty DK in […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Peppa

    Meet Peppa, a 6-year-old dog who’s available at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This pretty lady is black and white, weighs 73 pounds, and has stunning, light eyes. She’s looking for a home with no cats and is sure to bring much joy and love to her new family.  Like all dogs […]

  • Virlee Pistol League Awards

    Virlee Gunworks’ Shooting Center hosted a winter pistol league, and an April 21 award ceremony celebrated the achievements of league members. The Rimfire Division winners were Sophie Parr, first place; Paul Lundahl, second place; and Bill Wessels, third place. The Centerfire Division winners were Thomas Moeller, first place; Bobby Schultz, second place; and Dean Steffens, […]

  • Wine and Beer Trolley Tour Fundraiser

    Money Management Counselors is hosting its 11th Wine and Beer Trolley Tour fundraiser May 17, 5:30-9:30 pm. Fundraisers make up an essential part of the annual funding for the not-for-profit organization. Enjoy the ride, tastings and snacks; then arrive at Stone Harbor in Sturgeon Bay for heavy hors d’oeuvres, a wine pull with prizes, a […]

  • FFA Alumni Donate Grant to Greenhouse Project

    After local farmer Richard Olson received a 2022 America’s Farmers Grow Communities Grant, he selected the Southern Door FFA Alumni organization as the recipient of the $5,000 grant, and it, in turn, has donated the money to the Southern Door School District to use for its greenhouse project. The greenhouse will benefit agriculture students and […]

  • P.E.O. Member Celebrates 70 Years of Service

    On May 3, Jan Schrader of Sister Bay celebrated her 70th anniversary as a P.E.O. member with her Chapter EJ at St. Luke’s Church in Sister Bay. The celebration included comments from members, flowers from Chapter EE of Egg Harbor, a letter from her first chapter and an anniversary photo book from Chapter EJ. Schrader […]

  • St. Peter’s Students Receive Awards from AMVETS

    Bob Gamble (in back), AMVETS Post 51 vice commander, recently awarded prizes to St. Peter’s Lutheran School kindergarteners for their participation in the AMVETS Americanism Coloring Contest. They were (from left) Brynlee Haberli, third place; Josie Meyer, second place; and Aneliese Nasman, first place. The coloring work of local winners progresses to state contests, and […]

  • First-Graders Tour Medical Center

    More than 200 first-grade students recently toured the Door County Medical Center facilities – an experience that introduced them to some key aspects of health care, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how to care for their bodies.

  • Mentor Door County to Expand Services

    Mentor Door County is back by popular demand, and, in partnership with We Are HOPE: The EmployAbility Hub (HOPE), it will expand its services to the Door County workforce. The first upcoming event is Strike a Pose, set for May 24, 4-5:30 pm, at Cherry Point Mall. Attendees are invited to network, receive a résumé […]

  • Connecting Older Adults with Employers

    In honor of Older Americans Month, a special event set for May 23, 11 am, will highlight the MatchUp program, which is designed to connect older adults who are looking for part-time work with vetted employers in need of workers. Cynthia Germain, president of Do Good Door County, will give a presentation about MatchUp. The […]

  • YMCA Dedicates Northern Door Center to Kanes

    The Door County YMCA is dedicating its Northern Door Program Center to Jackie and Steve Kane in recognition of their commitment to the organization. A ceremony will take place May 17, 10:30 am, at the Northern Door YMCA, 3866 Gibraltar Road in Fish Creek. Over the years, the Kanes have demonstrated an unwavering dedication to […]

  • Memorial-Tree Dedication

    Bay View Lutheran Church invites the community to a plaque dedication May 21, 12 pm, for the memorial tree that was planted last year in commemoration of the victims of the Butch’s Bar fire. Gather at Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park, where Pastor Jeff Greathouse will offer a blessing. Attendees may also place prayer flags on […]

  • Jak’s Place Open House

    JAK’s Place is hosting an open house with free food and refreshments May 17, 11:30 am – 1 pm, at 1623 Rhode Island St. in Sturgeon Bay, to spread awareness about mental health. Call 920.818.0525 if you have event questions.

  • Stamp Out Hunger May 13

    Door County residents are being asked to help feed those in need by participating in the nationwide Stamp Out Hunger food drive.  Held in collaboration with the National Association of Letter Carriers, United States Postal Service, National Rural Letter Carriers Association and United Way, mail carriers in Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor and Fish […]

  • Appliance, Drug Drop-Off in Sister Bay

    The Sister Bay Village Board and the Door County Sheriff’s Office are presenting a drug drop-off and appliance-recycling event May 13, 9 am – 1 pm, at the Sister Bay Sports Complex, 2155 Autumn Court. For the drug-recycling part of the event – which is free and open to the public – prescription and over-the-counter medications […]

  • Provider Appreciation Day is May 12

    United Way of Door County, in partnership with the Women’s Fund of Door County, will join community organizations nationwide in celebrating local child care providers. Rep. Joel Kitchens, state Sen. André Jacque and County Board chair David Lienau are declaring May 12 Provider Appreciation Day in Door County.  United Way will provide lunch for the […]

  • Partnership for Children and Families Seeks New Focus

    A community conversation in 2015 led to the formation of the Door County Partnership for Children and Families. Now the organization is holding another community conversation May 12, 7:45-11 am, at Prince of Peace Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, to reflect on what’s been learned and accomplished during the past several years and […]

  • Rotary Celebrates Students in the Arts

    On May 7, the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club recognized local high school students with its 21st Rotary Fine Arts Awards of Excellence. Teachers at all five Door County high schools could nominate a student in each of six arts areas: instrumental music, choral music, visual art, drama, forensics and journalism.   Sevastopol honorees were Reese […]

  • Volunteers Get ‘The Shoreline’ Ready to Set Sail

    Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) volunteers spent the weekend of May 6-7 getting the nonprofit group’s boat, The Shoreline, in shape for the upcoming season by carrying out painting projects, installing a new horn and unveiling a new vinyl decal on the vessel’s stern.   FOPPI uses The Shoreline to provide cruises around Death’s […]

  • DCL: Braves Aim to Continue Dominance

    It’s Mother’s Day weekend, which means it’s time for Door County League baseball to return. The first couple of weeks are crucial for teams’ title chances as key players are finishing up a college or high school commitment. One early loss could derail championship aspirations.  The Kolberg Braves will set out to defend their dominance […]

  • Maritime Ambassadors

    Local harbor hosts stand ready to help Loopers Ben and Jane Stephen of Egg Harbor enjoyed circumnavigating the eastern United States so much that they want to repeat the feat and also enjoy helping others who make the attempt. Not long after their leisurely, 13-month, 6,000-mile journey through the Great Lakes, river system, Gulf of […]

  • Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards

    The Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance is seeking nominations for its 12th Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards, which spotlight best practices in manufacturing and education collaborations throughout the region. Schools that are recognized during the Oct. 24 award dinner will receive $500 for their school, and the dinner, held at Green Bay’s Resch Expo Center, will […]

  • The Pearl Adds Empowerment Coordinator

    The Pearl of Door County has welcomed Daniela Garcia Allie as its community empowerment coordinator. In this role, and together with owner Megan Lundahl, she will organize opportunities and events that further The Pearl’s mission of empowering the community through self-discovery, mindfulness and much more. To discuss possible collaborations with The Pearl of Door County, […]

  • Tour Yachts During SailTime’s Open House

    Capt. Bill Wons, owner of SailTime Door County, will welcome guests aboard two vessels during an open house May 20, 10 am – 4 pm, at Wave Pointe Marina, 3600 Cty CC in Sturgeon Bay. The Leah Helen is a 39-foot Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 389 sailboat, and the Alissa Joy is a 35-foot Beneteau Oceanis […]

  • DCMC to Open DirectCare

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) will open a DirectCare clinic June 9 to provide quick, easy, face-to-face medical care at 911 Green Bay Road on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. An open house is set for June 14, 4-6 pm. DirectCare allows patients to meet with a clinician in person for minor, common, nonemergency illnesses and […]

  • Art/Speaks Program Expands to Include Theater

    Write On, Door County’s Art/Speaks program is expanding through a collaboration with Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) to bring together the worlds of theater and writing. Art/Speaks is a free community lab in which participants write in response to other art forms. These sessions are typically held in Door County art galleries, but Write On is […]

  • Yardstick Hosts Reading, Signing with Milwaukee Author

    Milwaukeean Zhanna Slor will be at Yardstick Books on May 13, 1-2 pm, to read from and sign her book Breakfall, and answer questions from the audience. Slor was born in Ukraine and moved to the Midwest in the early 1990s. NPR called her debut novel, At the End of the World, Turn Left, “elegant […]

  • Blues and Poetry at Write On

    Head to Write On, Door County on May 21, 2 pm, when blues/jazz-inspired poetry will blend with a blues backbeat. Write On’s executive director, Al DeGenova – playing sax and reading poetry – and blues singer-songwriter and guitarist Cathy Grier will co-host the event, and they’ll welcome poets Mike Orlock and Mary Beth Mattson, along with […]

  • Exploring Motherhood in Literature

    I don’t know what it is to be a mother, but I do understand it. Seeing friends and family go through it, we get a little taste of what it might be like. Through literature also, we can explore and understand all of the complex facets of motherhood – the good to the bad – and […]

  • Fish Creek Sanitary District Pulls Support for Workforce-Housing Project

    The Fish Creek Sanitary District has scuttled a project that would have created 49 units of workforce housing on land it owns at 3815 County F. The official decision came May 8 when the district’s three-member board of commissioners voted unanimously to inform the County of Door that it did not support the rezoning petition […]

  • Lighthouse History at DCHS Dinner

    The Door County Historical Society’s (DCHS) May 22 dinner meeting will be all about family when Ann Sheridan, Ed and Sandy Miller, and Laurie Baum present “Family Matters: The Duclons, the Davenports and Sister Lighthouses.” Baum will share her research into the family history of Capt. William Duclon, the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse keeper from 1883 […]

  • Heritage Village Celebrates Opening Day

    The Door County Historical Society is hosting a celebration May 20 – a fun-filled day for families and individuals of all ages – as Heritage Village opens for the 2023 season. From 10 am to 3 pm, visitors can watch performances by local musicians and blacksmith demonstrations, take tours of the historical buildings and Madden Tool Museum, […]

  • Wild Things: Some of the Best Fishing in Years

    Walleye action on Green Bay has been phenomenal  by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected], Peninsula Pulse contributor A lot of Wisconsin anglers make annual walleye fishing trips to Lake Erie, but Lance Lavine of Howie’s Tackle & Archery Shop wonders whether they’re missing the boat. “The walleye fishing has been crazy good this spring,” Lavine said. “They’re […]

  • Pulse of Philanthropy: The 5 T’s of Charitable Giving

    by BRET BICOY, President and CEO, Door County Community Foundation  Although I generally try to avoid using pithy catch phrases to oversimplify a concept, I have to admit that the so-called 5 T’s of charitable giving really do provide a good summary of the ways in which people can give to charity and thereby support […]

  • Obituary: Margaret “Margy” Lynn (Peterson) Titus Anderson

    Margaret “Margy” Lynn (Peterson) Titus Anderson, 78, of the Town of Union, died peacefully in her sleep, early Saturday morning, May 6, 2023 at Pine Crest Village in Sturgeon Bay after a battle with cancer.  A native of Sturgeon Bay, Margy was born to parents Robert “Bob” Eric Peterson and Bernice Ann (Long) Peterson on […]

  • Obituary: Robert Walter Burda

    Robert Walter Burda, 67, of Brush Prairie, WA, died on May 3, 2023 after a heart attack. Bob was born on April 24th to Joseph Paul Burda and Norma Agnes Kealey in Chicago, IL. After Bob graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1974, he worked in Sturgeon Bay, WI for Palmer Johnson. He left Wisconsin […]

  • Obituary: Gayle Marie George

    August 14, 1947 ~ April 29, 2023 On April 29, 2023, Gayle Marie George, 75, hard-working, strong, friend to all, died after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Gayle was born August 14, 1947 to Gilbert and Gloria (Latchin) George in Chicago, IL, and at an early age, moved with her family to Highland Park, IL. […]

  • Obituary: LCDR John Munson Storms, Jr., USN (Ret.)

    March 28, 1952 ~ May 2, 2023 LCDR John Munson Storms, Jr., USN (Ret.), 71, of the Town of Gibraltar, died at home on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. He was born March 28, 1952 in Milwaukee, the son of John Munson Storms, Sr. and Marian Dorothy (Krause) Storms. John attended Boys’ Tech High School in […]

  • Obituary: Audrey Elizabeth (Kroll) Graybill

    June 2, 1938 ~ April 22, 2023 Audrey Elizabeth (Kroll) Graybill, 84, a resident of Baileys Harbor, WI since 2017, died peacefully in her home on Saturday, April 22, 2023 with her son, Scott, by her side.  She was born in Paupack, PA on June 2, 1938, the second child born to Julius Vincent Kroll […]

  • Obituary: Stephen Ray Couveau

    October 12, 1955 – April 26, 2023 Stephen Ray Couveau, 67, of Sturgeon Bay and Marinette, died peacefully at Aurora BayCare Medical Center on hospice care. He was born in Milwaukee to Cornelius and Jeanne Couveau. Steve served in the United States Marines in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Nascar, and gardening. He […]

  • Obituary: Carol Jean “Mudge” Felhofer

    July 14, 1935 ~ May 3rd, 2023 Carol Jean “Mudge” Felhofer, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, died May 3rd, 2023, at Bayview Senior Care LLC (formerly Anna’s Healthcare) in Sturgeon Bay. She was born July 14, 1935, daughter of the late Howard and Lorna (Mills) Bosman. She attended Algoma High School. Upon graduation, Carol attended Holy […]

  • Obituary: Donald R. “DJ” DeJardin

    September 11, 1940 ~ May 1, 2023 Donald R. “DJ” DeJardin, 82, died peacefully at his home on May 1, 2023, with his family by his side. He was born on September 11, 1940, in the town of Red River, the son of the late Joe and Alice (Berger) DeJardin. DJ grew up on the […]

  • Obituary: Roswitha “Rose” Burkart

    Roswitha “Rose” Burkart, 88, Marshfield, died on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at Wells Nature View Assisted Living, 2807 South Apple Avenue in Marshfield, Wisconsin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 pm on Monday, May 8, 2023 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Marshfield with visitation from 11:00 am until service […]

  • Obituary: Mary “Joyce” Carlson

    November 12, 1934 – April 29, 2023 Mary “Joyce” Carlson (nee Knoebel) of Baileys Harbor and Delafield died on April 29, 2023 at age 88. Joyce was the cherished wife of Gil for 60 years, loving mother of Kristine (Kurt) Kuelthau, Erik (Ann Goh) Carlson, Keith (Linda) Carlson, Kraig (Stacey) Carlson and proud Grandma of […]