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Peninsula Pulse May 17-24, 2024

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  • Obituary: Edward Jon Bohling

    June 14, 1952 ~ May 16, 2024 Edward Jon Bohling, 71, of the Town of Nasewaupee, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2024 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay with family at his side. No formal services are planned to be held at this time. Ed’s life may be honored privately by family […]

  • Mai Day! Mai Day! Jacksonport celebrates Maifest May 25-26

    With winter well behind us and summer right around the corner, it’s time for Maifest, the weekend-long Jacksonport celebration that has been held annually since 1973. This year, it will be held May 25-26 at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. Over its 51 years in existence, Maifest has raised $531,000 to donate back to the Jacksonport […]

  • Obituary: Linda L. (Dickinson) Kelly

    May 29, 1942 – May 12, 2024 Linda L. Kelly, 81 years of Ellison Bay passed away on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2024 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay with husband Bill, son Kevin and daughter Erin at her side. She was born May 29, 1942 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Lindsey […]

  • Bestsellers week ended May 5

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Funny Story, by Emily Henry, Berkley 2. The Women, by Kristin Hannah 3. Remarkably Bright Creatures, by Shelby Van Pelt 4. James, by Percival Everett 5. Table for Two: Fictions, by Amor Towles HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the […]

  • Raise The Curtain At Northern Sky

    Northern Sky Theater will host Raise the Curtain: Light the Sky, an evening of treats, music and a performance, at the Gould Theater on May 25.  The event will start at 5 pm with drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres by Alexander’s of Door County, accompanied by music around the bonfire by the Water Street Hotshots.  […]

  • Meet the Cast of “On Golden Pond”

    Actors Ryan McComas and Jane Pavis will make their Rogue Theater debuts in On Golden Pond, while Ed Krall, Chris Milton, Dan Sallinen and Jackson Toivonen will return to the Rogue stage.  On Golden Pond follows the love story of Ethel (played by Milton) and Norman Thayer (played by Krall) who are returning to their […]

  • Rhubarb Time!

    Jackie Thelen, baker at Sway Brewing + Blending, harvesting house-grown rhubarb for pie filling. Photo by Mike Bacsi.

  • Before You Take That First Bite…

    Foodies that love to photograph a beautiful plate or cocktail will want to check out Flavor the Savor – a contest sponsored by Destination Door County. Submit a tasty photo taken at a Door County Restaurant for a chance to win a $250 Door County gift certificate. To enter, post your photo on Instagram with […]

  • Great Deal on Hey Hey 5k in May

    Registration for the Hey Hey 5k is now open, and runners can get a great deal on the Baileys Harbor run through the end of May.  The run, which starts and finishes at Door County Brewing Co., takes runners through the back roads of Baileys Harbor on Saturday, Sept. 21. Runners get a race t-shirt, […]

  • Listen Up!

    Whether you’re looking for a DJ, some jazz or classical music, you’ll find all this weekend! Afinado May 18, 2-5 pm, Door 44 Winery, 5464 Cty P in Sturgeon Bay From sophisticated jazz to contemporary pop, these Wisconsin-based artists play an eclectic musical mix. Photo by Jen Koss Photos. DJ Trent Magik May 18, 5-8 […]

  • Stretch Flow at STUDIO234

    Door County concierge exercise specialists Tranquility Bodyworks will offer a stretch flow movement class at STUDIO234, May 23 through June 27 at 7 am.  This yoga-based movement sequence, designed to stretch major muscle groups and facilitate range-of-motion in the joints, is suitable for everyone. It will be led by Lisa Gibson, an internationally-certified Pilates, yoga […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Dexter

    Meet Dexter, an 8-year-old cat available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County campus. He’s a nearly 19-pound fellow who loves people and has a very chill personality. He’s a total lap cat and eats up all the ear scratches he can get. Like all cats at WHS, Dexter is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, […]

  • Tickets Available For Lighthouse Festival

    Let the historic beacons of the Door Peninsula guide you to the annual  Door County Lighthouse Festivals, June 7-9 and October 4-6. New options for 2024 include reduced prices on airplane tours, a new walking tour of Kewaunee Harbor, hike and learn about Cana Island and The Ridges and more-detailed tours of Plum Island. ​​​​​​​A […]

  • Historical Society Announces Saturday Programs

    The Door County Historical Society (DCHS) will offer a series of free programs in early June at Heritage Village in Sturgeon Bay each starting at 1 pm. June 1 – Heritage Garden Clean Up and Kick Off. Visitors can join as the staff and volunteers prepare the Heritage Garden for the season and share information […]

  • CANCELED – Last Barn Dance Of The Season

    The Door County Folk Alliance will host its final barn dance of the season May 25, 7-9 pm, at the Kress Pavilion.  Caller Mike Grimm will lead participants through circle and long-line dances. Live music will be provided. Dancers of all levels are welcome, but children should be at least 8 and be able to […]

  • Coming Up At Björklunden

    Björklunden has added four seminars to its summer lineup and announced its fall seminar season.  Additions to the summer seminar season include “Forest through Time” with Relena Ribbons, June 9-14; “Energy, Technology and the Environment” with Graham Sazama, June 23-28; “From Sutton Hoo to Bayeux: Anglo-Saxon England in 10 Amazing Works” with Danielle Joyner and […]

  • Jerry Voelker Plays Southern Door Auditorium

    Door County polka legends Jerry Voelker and the Jolly Gents will present a free concert on May 19, 2 pm, at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. The polka band will celebrate its 55th anniversary with a variety of music styles including Czech, German polkas and waltzes, and the modern jitterbug.   Visit southerndoorauditorium.org to reserve your […]

  • Storytime, Book Signing At Novel Bay

    Local author J.K Palmer will read stories and sign copies of her latest children’s book Sweet Dreams From Door County on May 25 at Novel Bay Booksellers. The first storytime starts at 1 pm, and more will continue until 3 pm. Sweet Dreams From Door County is a compilation of seven of Palmer’s tales in […]

  • Award-Winning Author Nick Petrie Talks New Book at the Kress

    Nick Petrie, the award-winning author of the Peter Ash series, will make an appearance at the Kress Pavilion on May 24, 7-8:30 pm. It won’t be Petrie’s first time in Door County. Far from it – his parents own a home on Washington Island and the Milwaukee author visits regularly. “I got married on Washington […]

  • Discover Wisconsin Launches Photo Contest

    Travel television series Discover Wisconsin has launched its annual photo contest. Twelve submitted photos featuring images of Wisconsin destinations will be published in Discover Wisconsin’s 2025 calendar.   Applicants must submit an original digital photo that features a Wisconsin destination. The photo must be at least 300 DPI and no smaller than 5 inches by 7 […]

  • Laurel Grey Glassworks Expands

    Door County glass artist Laurel Grey Glassworks, known locally for her signature glass leaf strands and other works, is now being exclusively represented by Edgewood Orchard Galleries. Grey’s transition from a home studio to a larger workspace at the Door County Economic Development Center enabled her to expand her business and start a wholesale line, […]

  • Cappaert Contemporary Gallery Turns 10

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery is now open for its 10th season.  Ceramicist Andryea Natkin, contemporary basket-maker Laura Weber, and jewelry-maker Ruth Ann Harmes, will make their debuts at the gallery, joining a roster of 40 artists from across the midwest working in painting, sculpture, encaustic, fiber, ceramics, glass, jewelry and mixed media. Cappaert Contemporary Gallery also […]

  • Hardy Gallery Announces 2024 Season

    The Hardy Gallery will open for its 62nd season May 24, starting with its annual Wall-to-Wall Juried Exhibit on display May 24 – July 7.  The exhibit is open to emerging and established artists working in a variety of media, and this year’s judge is Door County artist Shan Bryan-Hanson. During the exhibit, the public […]

  • Are We Listening To Visual Artists?

    The next event in the “Listening to Door County Artists” panel series, held May 21, 6:30-8 pm, will center on local visual artists. The free event correlates with Rebecca Carlton’s installation/social sculpture, Are We Listening?, located at the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC). Peninsula School of Art executive director Adam Erickson will moderate the […]

  • Obituary: Gerald Allen Boe

    Oct. 10, 1932 – May 12, 2024 Gerald “Jerry” Allen Boe, of Houston, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2024 in League City, Texas at the age of 91. He was born on Oct. 10, 1932 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Arthur and Gladys Boe. Jerry spent 14 years in the United States Air Force, […]

  • “Expressions of Place” at the Miller Art Museum

    Plus, Wisconsin Visual Artists NE Chapter Show 2024 Two exhibits will open May 25 at the Miller Art Museum: Expressions of Place in the first-floor main galleries and Wisconsin Visual Artists [WVA] NE Chapter Show 2024 on the Ruth Morton Miller Mezzanine.  An artist reception will be held May 24, 4-6 pm, with remarks by […]

  • Server of the Week: Mary Bell, Thyme Restaurant and Catering

    You may see this belle with her doggie pal, Oscar. Swatting at midges as they stroll Baileys Harbor.  A joyful flute teacher – she won’t play you a dirge. Her students are many – from Gibraltar to Sturge.  She’s always on Thyme for her restaurant shift, The pecan-crusted salmon – her favorite dish. When new […]

  • Door To Nature: Phenology and May Day Discoveries

    Roy and I kept daily records of the weather and what wildlife we saw around our home or during hikes. These records go back over 30 years. It is a process we call phenology (fi-NOL-o-gee.)  Much of this information can be helpful in studying the last few decades of climate change. This winter was quite […]

  • Newport State Park Hikes

    Upcoming Newport State Park hikes and events include the Birding 101 hike with Bill and Sarah Krouse at 7:30 am Saturday, May 18. The group will start from the Nature Center, Lot 1. Birders of all experience levels are welcome to attend.  A spring wildflower hike also will leave from Lot 1 at 1 pm […]

  • Horticulturist Program On Trees, Shrubs

    Horticulturist and Fish Creek resident Tom Wolfe, who served as the head gardener and horticulturist at The Art Institute of Chicago for more than 30 years, will lead a program on trees and shrubs of Door County at 10:30 am, Sunday, May 26 at Newport State Park. Weather permitting, the group will spend some time […]

  • Changing of the Seasons

    This time of year, our community annually teeters on the brink of change as over 1 million travelers make plans to visit our inviting peninsula over the coming months. Having returned to Door County less than two years ago from two decades in seemingly seasonless Los Angeles, this rhythm feels new and wild to me.  […]

  • On the Air, on the Island

    Washington Island Radio has been continuously streaming online since February, and a terrestrial station is in the works too, according to Tom Pratt, who works at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center (TPAC) and volunteers for the radio project.  Accessible at washingtonislandradio.com, the online station plays music by locals and other artists with island connections, interspersed […]

  • Plum Island’s Rear Range Light

    by MARY BETH VOLMER, Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) President When folks ask about the volunteer work I’m doing, I tell them I’m working with a group to restore the historic lighthouses on Plum and Pilot Islands. When I show them pictures of the Plum Island light, located on Plum Island between Gills […]

  • Island Fever Rum Bar & Grill

    Beginning To Boil At Island Fever

    On May 25 and on each following Saturday, Island Fever will debut its traditional Door County fish boil hosted by eighth-generation Door County locals and Island Fever owners, Hunter and Chase Bjarnarson. The boil will feature fresh-caught Lake Michigan whitefish boiled with onions and baby red potatoes, and will include rye bread and coleslaw. Boil […]

  • TAP Wins National Award

    The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) awarded Jennifer Blackmer a Harold and Mimi Steinberg/ATCA New Play Citation for her play I Carry Your Heart With Me. The play premiered at Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) last May as part of World Premiere Wisconsin.  “It’s an incredible honor to have our work recognized nationally,” TAP’s Jackie and […]

  • Good for the Soul – Really

    Acoustic duo extend their healing music beyond performances by ABBY RUSSEL Peninsula Pulse contributor If you come across Good for the Soul playing a gig in Green Bay or Door County, you’ll likely be struck by the talents of John Warpinski and Cassandra Kremer. The duo play a blend of rock, pop and folk covers […]

  • Range Lights Installation Completes Maritime Tower Exhibits

    Just in time for the Door County Lighthouse Festival June 7-9, the Door County Maritime Museum has completed all exhibits on each of the 10 floors of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower. The final addition to the tower – models of the Upper and Lower Range Lights, built in 1869 at what’s now The […]

  • Speaker To Share Lesson In Compassion

    Dick Smythe will lead a program, “Tragedy and Triumph” at 10 am Sunday, May 19, sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC). The retired entomologist tries to answer the question, “How do two very different peoples/nations, both of whom suffered unbelievable cruelty, mass starvation, homelessness, and a complete lack of any meaningful […]

  • Eckankar Group Hosts Program

    Eckankar in Wisconsin will host a program, “How to Serve All Life by Being Yourself,” 1-2:30 pm Saturday, May 18 at the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay. All viewpoints are welcome and respected. For more information, visit Eckankar-wi.org or email [email protected]. The library is located at 107 S. 4th Ave, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Humane Society Rummage Sale Breaks Records

    The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus annual rummage sale was a record success with the most items ever donated and $7,000 raised. Many leftover items were accepted at Green Door Thrift in Sturgeon Bay, where a portion of the proceeds from each sale will still benefit the WHS Door County Campus. The next […]

  • Cribbage Games Hosted By NWTC In Sister Bay

    NWTC Learning and Innovation Center will host cribbage 10 am-noon Mondays, May 20 and June 3. To participate, bring a cribbage board and a deck of cards to the college building at 2438 S. Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay.

  • Lions Brat Stand Reappearing In Front Of The Pig

    The Sister Bay Lions are preparing for another season of serving bratwurst meals at their blue and gold Lions tent at the Piggly Wiggly in Sister Bay. The brat stand will be open 10 am – 4 pm Saturday, May 25. In addition to brats, cheeseburgers, hamburgers and hot dogs will be served.

  • Nonprofits Prepare For Door County Volunteer Fair

    The nonprofit organizations in Door County heavily rely on volunteers to help them accomplish their missions, and the 2024 Door County Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, May 21 will help match volunteers with those causes. The volunteer fair will take place from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm and 3:30-6:30 pm at the Door County Gala. Nearly […]

  • Jacksonport Farmers Market Opens May 21

    The Jacksonport Farmers Market will open for the 2024 season at Lakeside Park on Tuesday, May 21, 9 am – 1 pm. The market has more than 30 vendors during the season and runs every Tuesday morning through Oct. 15, rain or shine.  In addition to produce, visitors can find fresh baked goods, Door County […]

  • Meals Of Love Volunteers Provide Lasagna

    A group of Door County friends put their love of cooking and commitment to feeding the hungry to work on May 4. A dozen Meals of Love volunteers spent the day preparing 36 pans of lasagna. Meals of Love is a community outreach program of Project ADooR’d, which supports local women’s initiatives. The super-sized shopping […]

  • A Clean Start for Those Who Need One

    What does a hairstylist, a laundromat owner and a general manager/head brewer have in common?  Quite a lot, now that they’ve banded together to create a new program that offers free laundry and haircuts to anyone who wants or needs the service on the second Monday of each month. Sturgeon Bay resident Ron Wehringer spent […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Green Space Best Option for West Waterfront

    A beautiful public park with grass and shrubs and some public parking spaces should be added to Sturgeon Bay’s west waterfront. A hotel is not what is needed on this west waterfront site. The site needs to be preserved for public use and benefit by the city’s making it a park. The Door County Maritime […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Gallagher a Loss to the State and Nation

    In the last four years we have seen our democratic and constitutional values breached by the very officials we elected to uphold them. Congressman Mike Gallagher’s April 19 departure is evidence of this governmental backsliding. A marine and combat veteran, U.S. Representative Gallagher upheld Wisconsin’s and America’s values in Washington representing his constituents and the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Cormorant and Pelican Populations Are Out of Hand

    The Washington Island Sportsman’s Club is extremely concerned about the conditions on Pilot Island. It is smelly, polluted and there is no mistake – an eyesore. But the issues go deeper than that. The cormorants and now pelicans have decimated the fish populations in northern Door County. Most people don’t know that 63% of all […]

  • History Hour Goes Deep into Egg Harbor History

    Tanck’s first of three presentations features early settler M.E. Lyman Glen Tanck dug into the history of a man long considered the first permanent settler of Egg Harbor, and found discrepancies. During the Egg Harbor Historical Society History Hour on April 23 at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor, Tanck presented his […]

  • Say Aloha to the Scotties During Annual Parade

    The Door County Scottie Rally’s 24th annual Parade of Scots will travel through Baileys Harbor on May 18, 11:25 am – 12 pm. This year’s theme is “Aloha Scots,” so attendees can expect to see Scottish terriers sporting grass skirts, leis and Hawaiian shirts.  Led by Clan Donald Bagpipes and Drums, the parade can be […]

  • Art-in-Progress

    Behind the scenes with the artists of the Ellison Bay Spring Art Crawl When we visit an art gallery, or any other small business that features handmade goods, what we see hanging on the walls or sitting on the shelves is the finished product, polished and perfected.  What we don’t see is the work that […]

  • Housing Units Favored Over Hotel on West Waterfront

    A residential housing development for the West Waterfront was favored over a hotel by Sturgeon Bay’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee on Tuesday. After going into closed session to consider both projects, the committee unanimously backed the proposed four-story, 54-unit housing project along East Maple Street over a four-story, 62-unit Cobblestone Hotel. “It was the right […]

  • Wisconsin Issues Earliest Wildfire Advisory in a Decade

    Resident asks for larger Public Health role in air-quality monitoring The first round of Canadian wildfire smoke rolled into Wisconsin around 2 pm Sunday, May 12, blurring Door County with enough fine-particle pollution to prompt an air-quality advisory. Last year when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued an air-quality advisory for wildfire smoke, […]

  • Group of Residents Question Egg Harbor Spending, Project Costs

    Fourteen village residents attended the Egg Harbor Village Board meeting May 8, with about half of them questioning spending trends and rising costs for the redevelopment project along state Highway 42. Most residents came from Point Beach. Some showed up in support of Bill Bertschinger, who expressed concerns about one or possibly two residents who […]

  • Fish Creek Goose Problem to be Addressed

    The Town of Gibraltar took the first step towards controlling Fish Creek’s downtown waterfront goose problem during a May 1 town board meeting. The board voted 4-1 to employ the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Wildlife Services to cull the area’s excess goose population. Fish Creek has been struggling with the problem for […]

  • SBHSF Awarded For Granary, Potawatomi Tower

    In April, the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation received a state-wide Historic Preservation Excellence Award from the Wisconsin Association of Historic Preservation Commissions (WAHPC) for its work preserving the Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator (now called the Door County Granary) and the Potawatomi State Park Tower. SBHSF received the organization’s Advocacy Award for “work that […]

  • DDC Awards $200,000+ To Local Projects

    Destination Door County (DDC) has awarded $202,300 to local projects as part of the fifth round of grant awards for the organization’s Community Investment Fund. A total of four community projects were awarded grants ranging from $6,950 to $92,850.  “This program provides us with a way to invest in community projects that will make a […]

  • High Sales In Baileys Harbor Cemetery Plots

    In an annual report Monday, Baileys Harbor Cemetery sexton Mark Merrill said the town usually sells between zero and five cemetery plots per year, but sold 33 during the past year. Merrill said town officials have discussed increasing the prices of plots. The plots sold for $125 this year for residents, and $1,000 for nonresidents. […]

  • Volunteer Fair Connects People To Community

    The United Way is hosting a Volunteer Fair at Door County Gala on Tuesday, May 21. There are two sessions at the fair that day, the first from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm and then again from 3:30-6:30 pm.  Explore opportunities to volunteer to help health and human services, environmental and arts and culture organizations […]

  • Street Construction In The City

    After recent rainfall, city engineer Chad Shefchik is hoping for dry weather to benefit street construction projects taking place this year in the city. “Overall things are still moving along well,” he said. Shefchik said concrete cutting and removals are currently in progress on Oregon Street, from South 10th Avenue to South 7th Avenue; and […]

  • Time’s Running Out To Sign Up For Fiber in Baileys Harbor

    Bertram Communication/Door County Broadband has approved a one-time extension to June 14 to allow residents, business operators and property owners in Baileys Harbor to have fiber for broadband run to their properties for free when they sign up for service. Residents can receive the fiber if they sign a form allowing crew members to enter […]

  • Hwy 42 Resurfacing Continues

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (Wis-DOT) continues to push north giving state Highway 42 a facelift for 12.1 miles from Sturgeon Bay to Egg Harbor. The $6.76 million project is scheduled to be completed June 28 and includes various culvert removal and replacements, culvert transition excavation, concrete curb and gutter, asphalt milling and overlaying of […]

  • Gibraltar School Groundbreaking Ceremony

    Gibraltar Area School District will hold a groundbreaking at 5 pm Monday, May 20 to commemorate the beginning of referendum-approved construction projects that will include construction of a classroom wing beginning in 2024, followed in 2025 by additions to replace the original gym, classroom spaces, offices and main, front entry.  This summer, 33,000 square feet of […]

  • Permission Granted For Construction Orders

    The Gibraltar school board on Monday granted permission for the Construction Committee to approve bids of less than $500,000 during the two-year construction project in order to keep things moving on a tight schedule. All bids still will come to the board as information, and bids of $500,000 or more will require board approval. On […]

  • Southern Door Forensics Team Earns Award

    More than 3,000 students representing 300 schools participated in the Wisconsin State Speech Festival this year at DeForest Area High School, hosted by the nonprofit Wisconsin Interscholastic Speech & Dramatic Arts Association, which serves about 10,000 students from more than 500 high schools and middle schools in Wisconsin. For this competition, adjudicators rated each student […]

  • Rock The Dock Bash Fundraiser

    The Rock The Dock bash – hosted by Friends of Sturgeon Bay Schools, an organization that has been raising funds since 2020 for unique programming and projects outside of the regular school budget – will take place June 1, 3-7 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, 600 Nautical Dr. in Sturgeon Bay. For more […]

  • Gibraltar Substitute Hired As Full-Time Teacher

    The Gibraltar Area School Board on Monday approved hiring Kylie Bennett as a full-time high school math teacher, after she worked most of this school year as a substitute. During the second semester, she stepped into a Gibraltar position filling in after an unexpected departure of a math instructor, and she did an excellent job, […]

  • Southern Door Teacher in the Running for ‘America’s Favorite Teacher’

    Voting open for semifinals, May 17-23, and finals, May 24-30 Southern Door instructor Jamie Lynn Teska has advanced through five rounds toward becoming Reader’s Digest’s America’s Favorite Teacher, thanks to voting by area residents, coworkers, students, friends, supporters and others who are impressed by her service to the students. The winner receives $25,000, a trip […]

  • Southern Door Board Considers Not Filling Positions

    Capital project cost overruns confirmed Southern Door County School officials are looking at making budget cuts through attrition – meaning, not hiring new people to fill a few open positions. On May 7, interim superintendent Tony Klaubauf confirmed – the new superintendent, Kevin Krutzik, doesn’t begin his official duties until July 1 – that the […]

  • Wild Things: Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament Here

    Door County’s largest bass fishing contest, the Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament (SBOBT), is underway. Now part of the North American Bass Challenge Series, the SBOBT runs May 17-18. As of Tuesday, 143 teams had signed up. The event not only lures hundreds of anglers to the area, it brings in thousands of dollars to […]

  • FAIRWAYS: New Etiquette Not to Forget

    This isn’t your grandfather’s golf-course etiquette. There’s more to golf manners and best practices than staying quiet while someone is lining up, raking the bunker when you’re done and repairing your ball mark and one other on the green. And hardly anyone still alive is going to remove a ball cap before entering the clubhouse, […]

  • DOOR COUNTY LEAGUE: Three Teams have Dominated League of Late

    To understand the definition of dominance one needs to look no further than the Door County Baseball League. When you research the past 17 seasons it is actually quite astounding. Besides the two seasons when West Jacksonport took home the playoff titles in 2020 and 2017, only three other teams have etched their names on […]

  • Rehabilitated Peregrine Takes Flight

    A peregrine falcon rescued in Sturgeon Bay last fall flew to freedom Wednesday at Open Door Bird Sanctuary. Rob Hults, founder and executive director of the sanctuary, cradled the bird against his chest before reaching his arms up and releasing the bird. A smile spread across Hults’ face and he clapped his hands as the […]

  • New Owners, Familiar Faces At Skip Stone Coffee

    Skip Stone Coffee Roasters announced a change in ownership effective May 13. After a few years of partnership, Britt Unkefer is passing Skip Stone Coffee Roasters on to Lilly Orozco and her husband, Juan Ornelas.  “We would like to express our gratitude towards Britt for supporting us during this process,” the couple said. “We are […]

  • Obituary: Robert James Schaupp

    Feb. 25, 1929 – April 15, 2024 Robert “Bob” James Schaupp, 95, of De Pere, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday afternoon, April 15, 2024 at Rennes Health and Rehab Center in De Pere. His passing is mourned by his wife, family and friends. Born on Feb. 25, 1929, Robert was the second of two children […]