Peninsula Pulse – May 17-24

In this issue

  • Belgian Heritage Center Hosts Author Irene Litz-Barre

    The Belgian Heritage Center, 1255 County DK in Brussels, will host Milwaukee-area author Irene Litz-Barre on May 25. She will speak twice – at 10:30 and 11:30 am – about her book, Following the Lines: World War II as Experienced by a Belgian Girl. Belgian pie and coffee will be served, and she will be […]

  • Review: ‘Death by the Bay’

    Review by Carolyn Kane Early in the 20th century, a mysterious stranger arrived in a Wisconsin community, approached a family of immigrant farmers and introduced himself as a doctor. In a community of large families, this couple had only one child – a daughter with a disability – and the stranger gave them some exciting […]

  • Literacy Door County Tutor Training

    The Literacy Door County (LDC) tutoring program invites the community to an orientation on May 20, 4:30-5:30 pm, at Hope United Church in Sturgeon Bay to discuss what tutoring requires and how volunteers can be engaged in other ways. Tutor training sessions will be held May 21 and May 23, 4-6 pm, also at Hope […]

  • Questions & Artists: Jamison Glisczinski

    There’s a common debate in some art circles: What’s more important, aesthetics or function? Do you have to give in to one, or can both have equal importance? I’m not going to answer that here, but I think the same can be applied to choosing your way in life: Should you choose a career that’s […]

  • Egg Harbor Residents Grow Weary of Cormorant Cannons on Hat Island

    When Jeff Raduechel arrived at his Anchorage Cove condo in Egg Harbor for a long weekend at the end of April, it sounded like a military siege was underway. “I became aware of what sounded like gunfire, every three to four minutes, regular and loud,” he said. “At first I thought someone was blasting for […]

  • Housing, Broadband on Minds in Liberty Grove

    The Town of Liberty Grove is moving forward on several issues that have long been under discussion. Val-A Motel The Val-A Motel in Ellison Bay has been deteriorating for years, to the point of becoming a nuisance and a danger to the community, according to the town board. The town purchased the property in February, […]

  • State News: Lame-Duck Case, Chinese Tariffs, Wastewater, Tainted Drinks

    Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Lame-Duck Case The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments on May 15 in one of the lawsuits challenging December’s lame-duck session of the state Legislature that limited the power of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers. The lawsuit, brought by the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin and other plaintiffs, contends the […]

  • Municipal Meetings: May 17-24

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: May 20 – Parking & Traffic Committee, 4:30 pm. May 21 – common council, 7 pm. May 22 – Joint Park and Recreation Committee/common council, 5:30 pm. County of Door: May 20 – Nutrition Advisory council, 9 am; Legislative Committee, 2 pm; ADRC Advisory Board, 2:30 pm; Finance Committee, […]

  • Two Die in Crash in Nasewaupee

    Two Green Bay residents died in a two-vehicle crash May 12 at 6:30 pm in the Town of Nasewaupee, at the intersection near Cherryland Airport. The initial investigation revealed that a 2011 BMW was traveling northbound on County PD when it failed to stop for a stop sign. The BMW was struck by a 2015 […]

  • Lauren Bremer, English teacher at Gibraltar, Joins Staff at Write On

    Lauren Bremer will fill the new position of managing director for Write On, Door County. She joins the organization after 13 years of teaching English at Gibraltar High School, where she also connected graduating seniors with community leaders for service and leadership projects and relaunched the school’s long-dormant student newspaper in 2009. Bremer will oversee […]

  • Create Order by Maximizing Vertical Spaces

    Are you spring cleaning? Moving back into your summer space? Looking to simplify your environment year-round? One of the most useful tactics that you’ll ever take into the organizing battle is maximizing vertical space. Whether that means hanging objects from walls or ceilings, stacking them vertically, or just standing them on end versus laying them […]

  • Sweet Sounds of Honeysuckle Come to Door County

    A flower with a name like honeysuckle sounds bright – it would taste sweet to the tongue and feel warm to the ears. This image is one that folk band Honeysuckle takes with it, though the roots of its name come from a place less sunny. Perhaps it’s the deep, milky tones of Holly McGarry’s […]

  • Review: ‘Avengers: Endgame’

    by Andrew Kleidon-Linstrom I was nine years old when I saw Sam Rami’s Spider-Man on the big screen. My father had instilled in me a lifetime love of superheroes through many bedtime comic-book-reading sessions, and like most boys my age, I grew up watching Batman and Superman cartoons every Saturday morning. But when I walked […]

  • Amazing 6.5-Pound Average Biggest Ever in Bass Tourney

    A record-setting weight of 32.76 pounds for five fish on the first day of the Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament propelled a pair of guides to the winner’s circle. Door County guide Bret Alexander of Green Bay and southern Wisconsin guide Eric Haataja of West Allis averaged more than 6.55 pounds per bass, which is thought […]

  • Cracklin' Rose

    Rapa, Kaga and Rosé at Harbor Ridge Winery

    If you’ve ever spotted a pair of Easter Island heads while driving on Highway 42 south of Egg Harbor and pondered what the story behind them is, you’re not alone. One day I decided to let curiosity take the reins and set out to find the story. The two sculpture heads sit at the entrance […]

  • Cheers! An American Pilsner and a German Amber

    The colorful six-pack container and colorful cans inside looked like they might be another iteration of IPA, but upon a closer look, I learn that Da Shootz! is a new American pilsner from Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon. Well, several American pilsners have let me down in the past, so I had to try this […]

  • Taking GLOBE to Wisconsin Classrooms

    On Earth Day 1995, a multi-agency-supported science and education project began in 33 countries. Today, more than 120 countries take part in the program, and citizen scientists who participate in it have contributed more than 150 million measurements to its database. The program is known as GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment), […]

  • Laurel Hauser Joins Crossroads Staff

    Crossroads at Big Creek welcomes Laurel Hauser as its new assistant director. Crossroads at Big Creek is a scientific, historical and environmental learning preserve in Sturgeon Bay that inspires environmental stewardship. Hauser was a longtime director of charitable giving for the Door County Land Trust and recently the managing editor of the Washington Island Observer. […]

  • Co-working Space Available in Sister Bay

    The NWTC Learning and Innovation Center, in partnership with Nicolet National Bank, provides state-of-the-art resources to support a growing economy and vibrant quality of life in Northern Door. This includes supporting business start-ups and innovation by renting co-working space: temporary, shared office areas for entrepreneurs, freelancers, those who work from home, and visitors. These spaces […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Best Uses of Gills Rock Waterfront Properties

    Last year, the Town of Liberty Grove purchased three waterfront properties in Gills Rock. In January of this year, during a series of public sessions, taxpayers provided town officials with input as to how the properties might best be used. Based upon taxpayer comments made during the public sessions, town officials mailed a survey to […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: May 17-24

    GIBRALTAR Baseball May 17 @ Kewaunee, 5 pm May 18 vs. Lourdes Academy, 11 am May 23 – Regionals vs. Gresham, 4:30 pm Girls Soccer May 18 @ Sturgeon Bay, 9 am May 21 vs. Luxemburg-Casco, 4:30 pm May 23 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 6 pm Golf May 17 @ Northbrook Country Club, 10 am Softball […]

  • News Bulletin: May 10-22, 2019

    WHAT HAPPENED • At its May 13 meeting, the Baileys Harbor Town Board voted unanimously in favor of naming the Peninsula Pulse the official town newspaper. That move was allowed by a 2018 change in the state statute regarding newspapers and legal notices. Previously, free newspapers were not allowed to publish legal notices, but at […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens Presents Bill to Increase Access to Birth Control

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens has started circulating a bill for co-sponsorship that is designed to increase access to birth control and reduce unplanned pregnancies, which can have a considerable impact on mothers, their families and society as a whole. LRB-0325 would, under specific conditions, allow a woman to obtain hormonal contraceptive patches and self-administered […]

  • Sixth Annual Climate Change Forum

    May 18, 2019 Presented by the Climate Change Coalition of Door County Stone Harbor Resort, Sturgeon Bay Speakers Buddy Huffaker, president and executive director, Aldo Leopold Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin     Eric Chapman, member of the Tribal Council of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, director of the Tribe’s Climate Resilience Initiative […]

  • By the Numbers: The Earned Income Tax Credit

    The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a benefit for working people with low to moderate income. To qualify for EITC, you must have earned income from working for someone or from running or owning a business or farm. You must either meet additional rules for workers without a qualifying child or have a child […]

  • Eagles Clinch Share of Conference Title

    The Southern Door softball team clinched a share of the Packerland Conference title with a 10-2 win against Kewaunee Tuesday. The Eagles finished tied with Algoma at 14-2 in the conference and improved to 17-3 overall. Southern Door handed Algoma its only two losses of the season. “Our goal going into the conference season was […]

  • Economic Studies Can Lead to Solutions

    The need for housing in Door County has been well documented over the years, but despite the need, somehow seasonal workers find a way to secure a place to sleep during temporary stays. Year-round residents who help staff hospitality and retail businesses often find a series of temporary housing solutions, in some cases moving three […]

  • Jacque Co-authors Bill to Exempt Cash Tips from State Tax

    Sen. André Jacque has teamed up with Rep. Cody Horlocker (R-Mukwonago) to introduce a first-in-the-nation bill that would exempt cash tips from state taxation. Horlocker, who told Wisconsin Public Radio that he worked in the service industry while attending college and law school, came up with the idea and pitched it to Jacque in the […]

  • Respect, Honesty and Grace

    I expected letters in response to Signe Onsrud’s letter, but was shocked to see how nasty they were. Mrs. Onsrud is appalled that babies born alive were then murdered. If you research the trial of Kermit Gosnell you will find evidence of this. He was convicted of murder, but it took way too long because […]

  • Amoral Presidency

    As I read a recent letter in the Peninsula Pulse, I choked on my glass of chardonnay. The writer declared she voted for Trump “To Make America Great Again.” She wrote of “hatred of the opposition, including most of the media” and directs we should respect the office. Trump demeans the office! He does not […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: May 17

    News from this week’s past. 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. Expositor Independent May 18, 1877 About half past 2 o’clock yesterday morning the little schooner Eva, laying on the west shore, belonging to […]

  • Our State Parks in Perspective?

    I was out on the Sunset Bike Trail blowing leaves this week and while walking the trail I noticed several signs nicely repainted and/or added for improved navigation. It made me think about the similar tasks I needed to complete on my 1 acre property. I can only imagine the list of tasks like this […]

  • Fincantieri to Build New Washington Island Ferry

    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Washington Island Ferry Line have signed an agreement to construct a new, year-round passenger/vehicle ferry for service across Death’s Door. Named Madonna, the new ferry will measure 124 feet long, with a 40-foot beam and a 10-foot-eight-inch draft. It will have capacity for as many as 28 vehicles and 150 passengers […]

  • Door County League Baseball

    May 12 Results Egg Harbor 8, Washington Island 3 Sister Bay 14, Baileys Harbor 8 West Jacksonport 9, Maplewood 4 Institute 10, Kolberg 6 Standings Egg Harbor 1-0 Institute 1-0 Sister Bay 1-0 West Jacksonport 1-0 Baileys Harbor 0-1 Kolberg 0-1 Maplewood 0-1 Washington Island 0-1 May 19 Schedule All games played at 1:30 pm […]

  • LeCaptain Named Boys Athlete of the Year

    “When my name was called, it felt great,” LeCaptain said. “Our state is full of great athletes, and to be recognized as one of the best is an honor.” In football, LeCaptain rushed for 2,145 yards, had 492 receiving yards and scored a combined 29 touchdowns last fall. The senior running back/linebacker also had 109 […]

  • Kewaunee, Sturgeon Bay Take Conference Track Crowns

    The Sturgeon Bay girls track team won its first conference title since 2009 at the Packerland Conference meet May 13. On the boys side, Kewaunee ran away from the pack as the Sturgeon Bay boys were the top Door County team, finishing third. Girls Abbi Sitte of Gibraltar won three events, topping the 100-meter dash, […]

  • Kress Pavilion Is a Community Builder

    It comes to mind that, not too long ago, a letter appeared here questioning the wisdom of building the Kress Center in Egg Harbor. Well, question no more! Over the past year and a half, my husband and I have attended a number of events at the Kress and have found it to be wonderfully […]

  • Door to Nature: Violets of Door County

    May is the month for the spring ephemerals to bloom. What are spring ephemerals? They’re the woodland wildflowers that blossom prior to the deciduous trees leafing out. They require full sunlight before the woods are in deep shade from the fully developed leaf canopy. Large-flowered trilliums are some of the most well-known spring ephemerals. When […]

  • Southern Door Elementary Wins Major Enrichment Learning Grant

    Southern Door Elementary School recently learned it will receive a highly competitive 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. “This is going to be a great addition for our students and families,” said elementary Principal Cory Vandertie. “There’s so much excitement right now and lots of positive buzz in […]

  • Thanks for Making Earth Day Festival a Great Success

    The Every Day Is Earth Day Festival held April 26-28 at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor was a great success, attended by more than 500 people prepared to make their lives more earth friendly. EDED was designed to educate, inspire and disseminate information about the environment, near and far. Growing concerns about air and […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings

    As of May 11 Baseball School, Won-Lost Peshtigo 13-1 Sturgeon Bay 11-3 Southern Door 8-5 NEW Lutheran 7-5 Gibraltar 7-6    Oconto 5-7 Kewaunee 4-8 Sevastopol 2-10 Algoma 1-13 Girls Soccer School, Won-Lost-Tied-Points Sturgeon Bay 3-1-0-6 NEW Lutheran 2-2-0-4 Sevastopol-Gibraltar 1-1-1-3 Kewaunee 0-2-1-1 Softball School, Won-Lost Southern Door 13-1 Algoma 13-2 Oconto 10-4 Kewaunee 9-4 […]

  • Skilled Nursing Facility to be Completed in August

    August is the planned completion date for the new Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Skilled Nursing Facility and Hospice Care – the last of the patient-service areas in the 1963 building to be updated. The 25,000-square-foot facility will provide resident-centered care, improved service and supply efficiencies, and a dedicated space for end-of-life care.   The DCMC […]

  • AMVETS Award Final Flag Poster Contest Winners of 2019

    AMVETS Post 51 concludes this year’s AMVETS Americanism Flag Poster Contest with awards and honorable mentions to fourth-grade students at Sevastopol School. AMVETS offers the contest program to schools and youth organizations to teach children in kindergarten through fifth grade about civics and citizenship, and it includes grade-specific and age-appropriate flag coloring and poster design […]

  • PMI Looking for Volunteers at Lambeau Field

    Lambeau Field management is seeking nonprofit volunteer groups for operations such as clean-up, ticket scanning, seat rental and recycling. Depending on the group’s size (from nine to 100), organizations can earn $250 to $950 for helping on game day or after games. Groups are especially needed for the June 8-9 Paul McCartney concert, and during […]

  • Celebrate the Tavern League During May

    The Tavern League of Wisconsin (TLW) and its 5,000 members are recognizing May as National Tavern Month: an annual tradition since 1953 that creates awareness about the history, charitable giving and economic impact of the TLW and its members.In 2018, the TLW donated more than $13.6 million to support 12,668 charities throughout the state. More […]

  • Movies that Matters features Documentary by Celebrate Water Keynote, Jill Heinerth

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Movies That Matter Series is collaborating with Celebrate Water Door County to screen We Are Water on May 21, 4:30 pm, at UUFDC, 10341 Water St. (Hwy 42), Ephraim. The documentary film offers a look at the complexity of water below the surface, as Jill Heinerth, a renowned scuba diver and […]

  • Judith Boldt Named 2019 CTA of the Year

    Judith Boldt is the Door County Visitor Bureau’s 2019 Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the Year. Certified since June 2015, she’s a leader among her peers and inspires her colleagues every day to turn each visitor encounter into a positive, memorable experience. Boldt has spent 15 years with the Wagon Trail Campground, where her primary […]

  • Housing the Focus of Film, ‘A Place of Our Own’

    Ellison Bay resident Emily Johnson expressed her frustrations about Door County housing in A Place of Our Own: The Challenge of “Home” in Door County, which premiered May 5. “My feelings on the housing search? It’s extremely frustrating,” Johnson said. “I love the community I live in; I love the people in the community. I […]

  • Christ Child Society Meets at New Venue

    Members and guests are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the Door County Chapter of the Christ Child Society on May 20, 4:45 pm, in the Rock Island Room of the Door County Community Foundation, 222 N. 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay. The evening will include a light supper, business meeting, and work on several […]

  • DCHS Pet Tips: Dogs at Picnics

    The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus is temporarily pausing adoptions while it houses many dogs from other shelters to assist those shelters as they work through an animal-health situation (visit to learn more). WHS will resume regular adoption processes soon. Until information about pets looking for new homes returns to this space, […]

  • Server of the Week: Karen Franda

    If you go to Associated Bank, You’ll see this lovely lady, And she’s the one to thank.If you need a tellerJust to get some cash,Go see Karen Franda –She can do it in a flash. Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Manners Matter: Social Media Oversharing

    Dear Mary Pat, I have an issue with my daughter-in-law. She overshares every detail of her/their lives on social media. My son isn’t on Facebook or Instagram, so he doesn’t see the constant posting about their kids, little arguments they’ve had or the little arguments that my son and daughter-in-law have had. She’s in her […]

  • Framed: Peninsula Players Work Day

    Steve Graf works at Peninsula Players Theatre’s annual spring-cleaning day, when volunteers – nearly 100 this year – cleaned the actors’ lodging and spruced up the grounds in preparation for the 2019 season. Photo by Brian Kelsey.

  • Rogue Theater Offers Children’s Theater Camp

    Rogue Theater is offering a summer Children’s Theater Camp for the sixth year. Many students keep coming back, and several have performed in Rogue’s adult productions. Rogue’s dedicated performing artists work with young people to develop their theater-arts skills and increase their creativity through theater games and exercises that stretch the voice, body and mind. […]

  • ‘Mendelssohn, Mozart and More!’ Kicks Off Midsummer’s Music Season

    Midsummer’s Music will kick off its 2019 concerts with Mendelssohn, Mozart and More! on June 14. This year’s season – which runs through Sept. 2 and will conclude with the annual Labor Day benefit and program – will feature world-class musicians performing 41 concerts of chamber music for strings, piano and winds in distinctive settings, including […]

  • Mobility Brass Quintet to Perform Free Concert at DCA

    The newest performing group of the U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America, the Mobility Brass Quintet, will present a free concert at Door Community Auditorium May 25, 7 pm, that’s open to the public. The quintet features two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba, and it’s known for its versatility and outstanding musicianship. Its repertoire […]

  • Sara Bong’s Piano Students Give Free Recital

    Piano students of Sara Bong will present a free recital on May 19, 4 pm, at Sister Bay ‎Moravian Church, 10924 Old Stage Road. Performing a variety of selections will be Leo and Silvia Frisoni, Harrison Krauss, Helen and Luke McCormack, Alex and Elizabeth Shepit, and Mady Strabala. Instrumentalists Byron Finell and Eric Hoyerman from […]

  • Improv Troupe Launches Door County Comedy Channel

    Death’s Door Knockers – Door County’s improv troupe – is releasing its first music video and launching the Door County Comedy Channel on YouTube May 17. Troupe members wrote the song “Boomers Keep On Rockin’” and filmed the music video at Cherry Lanes in Sturgeon Bay. The YouTube channel will be the online home for […]

  • ‘Absolute Brightness’ Now Running at TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) continues its 2019 season with The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, written by James Lecesne and directed by Robert Boles. The show had a pay-what-you-can preview on May 15 and opened on May 16. The story centers around Chuck DeSantis, played by Alan Kopishcke. He’s a brash, New Jersey detective who’s […]

  • Valmy Thresheree Site Gets New Machinery Storage

    On April 16, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the newest building at the Northeastern Wisconsin Antique Power Association’s (NEWAPA) home grounds, where the annual Valmy Thresheree is held. This new building will house the increasing inventory of antique machinery that will be preserved and used for demonstrations at the thresheree. Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, […]

  • 2019 Door County League Baseball Schedule

    May 12Kolberg @ InstituteWest Jacksonport @ MaplewoodWashington Island @ Egg HarborBaileys Harbor @ Sister Bay May 19 May 26Sister Bay @ InstituteBaileys Harbor @ KolbergWest Jacksonport @ Washington IslandMaplewood @ Egg Harbor June 2West Jacksonport @ KolbergInstitute @ Egg HarborMaplewood @ Sister BayWashington Island @ Baileys Harbor June 7Egg Harbor @ Baileys Harbor June 9Institute […]

  • Kinnard Farms to Host Breakfast on the Farm June 16

    Celebrate Dairy Month during June when the Kewaunee County Dairy Promotion Committee ( puts on the family-friendly Breakfast on the Farm: June 16 at Kinnard Farms, N8200 Tamarack Road in Casco. This year’s hosts are Rod, Maureen, Lee and Jackie Kinnard; David Stewart; and their valued employees, who farm more than 11,000 crop acres and […]

  • Boaters’ Safety Course at NWTC June 10-13

    Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1989, must have a DNR-issued Boating Safety Certificate to legally operate a motorized boat or personal watercraft on Wisconsin waters. A boaters’ safety course will be simulcast between NWTC locations in Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay June 10-13, 1-4 pm, to cover topics including required equipment, navigation rules, use of […]

  • Volunteers Prepare Plum Island for Visitors

    May 11 was the year’s first Plum Island volunteer work day, sponsored by the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. About a dozen people helped to get the island ready for visitors. Fall and winter stormy weather damaged part of its pier, so new stringers had to be […]

  • Jacksonport Firefighters and EMRs Support Maifest Parade

    From moving equipment to organizing the parade, Jacksonport firefighters and EMRs donate their time to make Maifest successful. They will be on North Cave Point Drive near Highway 57 on May 25 at 9:30 am to help bands, floats and others participating in the 47th annual Maifest parade. No float registration is required.

  • Settlement Shops’ Plant Sale and First Farmers’ Market: May 25

    The Settlement Shops will hold their first 2019 farmers’ market – and annual plant sale – on May 25, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. The farm market will offer local, in-season produce such as salad greens, arugula and asparagus. And just in time for spring planting, the plant sale will include shrubs, trees, bushes, annuals, perennials, organics, tomato […]

  • Jacksonport Farmers’ Market Opens May 21

    Jacksonport’s 2019 farmers’ market – sponsored by the Jacksonport Area Business Association – will be held in Lakeside Park on Tuesdays, 9 am – 1 pm, starting May 21 and running through October. The market features nearly 30 booths staffed by local produce growers offering a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that vary with the season. Other […]

  • Go Dig at Crossroads!

    By popular demand, Crossroads at Big Creek will open its Ida Bay Preserve hands-on archaeological dig to adults May 16, 2:30 pm. No experience is needed; wear heavy work gloves and clothes that can get dirty. Park in the lot at the intersection of Canal Road and Buffalo Ridge Trail. Wild Ones will host Karen […]

  • WPR Examines State’s Drinking Culture

    For many, alcohol is a big part of Wisconsin’s culture: we toast our team’s success with a cold beer, sip on an old-fashioned at a supper club and booze our way through many a celebration. According to a Beer Serves America study, beer alone contributes $10 billion dollars to the state’s economy, yet a 2012 […]

  • Algoma Summer Concerts in the Park Return in July and August

    Algoma Summer Concerts in the Park ( will return every Thursday in July and August to Heritage Park, where spectators can enjoy the Lake Michigan view in the natural amphitheater while enjoying some great bands. Concert-goers may take their own chairs, blankets and carry-in beverages and food, or they may purchase locally made wine and […]

  • Steel Bridge Songfest Seeks Bridge Images

    Seeking to take this year’s Steel Bridge Songfest to a new level of community collaboration, festival organizers want to include your favorite images of the Michigan Street steel bridge in the songwriting process and performances. The images will provide inspiration to the songwriters, be projected onto a screen while the songs are performed, used in […]

  • Idlewild Senior Men’s Golf League Seeks Members

    The Idlewild Golf Club’s Senior Men’s League – nine holes of individual stroke play – will begin May 23. All individual senior men are invited to meet at the club around 8:15 am, register and go to the first tee for the nine being played that week. Most participants throw in a dollar for that week’s hole […]

  • Nor-Dor Men’s Golf League Seeks Members

    In the Nor-Dor Men’s Golf League, members participate in nine-hole match play – with weekly hole and year-end cash prizes – at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course every Wednesday, 4:30 pm, May 22 through Sept. 4. You may compete as a team against golfers with similar handicaps and skills. The first event is a shotgun-start, best-ball-scramble team event. […]

  • Lindsay Lohan Meets Audio Noir

    Classic film noir and modern-day audio podcasts don’t sound like a likely combination, but to Alex Genty-Waksberg, it was a natural path to explore, and one that began to take its own shape throughout the process. This project is called Lindsay: A Radio Play, heavily inspired by 1998’s The Parent Trap with Lindsay Lohan. The […]

  • Obituary: Debra Lynn Polcen

    Oct. 28, 1955 – May 14, 2019  Debra Lynn Polcen, 63, of Sturgeon Bay died unexpectedly at home. She was born in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Gerald and Gladys (Shong) Hirthe. Deb was raised in Milwaukee and moved to Door County with her family as a teenager. She met her husband, Donald I. Polcen, at an auction, […]

  • Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to Build New Ferry for Washington Island Fleet

    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and Washington Island Ferry Line have signed an agreement to construct a new, year-round passenger/vehicle ferry for service across Wisconsin’s Death’s Door Passage. The new ferry will be named Madonna, measuring 124-feet long, 40-foot beam and 10-foot 8 in. draft. It will have capacity for as many as 28 vehicles and 150 […]