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Peninsula Pulse May 20-27, 2022

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  • Third Avenue Playworks Debuts Cabaret Series

    Third Avenue PlayWorks (thirdavenueplayworks.org) will introduce its new Cabaret series with An Evening of Stephen Sondheim on June 11 and 18, 7:30 pm, when local performers and special guests will celebrate the work of the late Stephen Sondheim and unite the Sturgeon Bay community.  The other performance in the series is A Tribute to Broadway, […]

  • Birch Creek Offers Adult-Musician Programs

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center is hosting two music programs for adults this summer.  The Wind Ensemble Retreat, Aug. 16-19, is being offered for the fifth time and has attracted participants from eight states, including community band members, band teachers and other active amateur players. The co-directors are Charles (Chip) Staley and Birch Creek’s jazz […]

  • MIKE AT THE MOVIES | Bad Guys: Tarantino for Kids?

    by MIKE ORLOCK [email protected] You don’t have to be a devoted fan of the films of Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh or Brian De Palma to enjoy The Bad Guys (PG), the immensely clever animated caper that’s currently in theaters but coming to Peacock subscribers in early June.  There’s enough silly shenanigans to amuse kids and […]

  • The Powerful Tradition of Volunteering at The Clearing

    by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Executive Director, The Clearing Folk School It’s no secret that many – probably most – not-for-profit organizations rely on volunteers, at least to some degree, to help fulfill their mission. The time, talent and passion that volunteers devote to not-for-profits contribute immensely to the quality of life in their communities, and I believe this […]

  • Northern Sky Theater Moves Raise the Curtain Fundraiser to Gould Theater

    Bonfires and Benefactors There’s a palpable excitement around the peninsula at this time of year as storefronts put the finishing touches on their displays, restaurants fire up the kitchen and theaters welcome company members back to the stage. Northern Sky Theater in Fish Creek is no exception. As in year’s past, Northern Sky will launch […]

  • Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Hosting Free, Walk-in Health Screening for Adults

    Gibraltar Fire and Rescue will host a county-wide community health screening, Saturday, May 28, 9 am – noon, that is free to all adults in Door County.  The goal of this new program is to try and prevent emergencies by identifying at-risk individuals in the community who may be unaware of potential health conditions. The […]

  • The Cosmic-Tologist Comes to Sturgeon Bay

    New Business 2022: Emerald Lion Alchemy/Studio 234  If Andria Nikoupolis Weliky tells you she’s a phoenix rising from its own ashes – and she did – you know she means it metaphorically and pretty literally. In this case, she has arisen from the ashes that COVID-19 made of her former salon and dance studio in […]

  • A Broadening Vision for The Ridges

    Nature preserve buys Ridges Inn, embarks on master plan The purchase of 1.99 easy-to-miss acres may not appear to be a monumental moment for a 1,600-acre, 85 year-old nonprofit. But that’s how Andy Gill, executive director of The Ridges Sanctuary, describes the purchase of the Ridges Inn & Suites “a monumental moment in the history […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Win Just to Have Run the Half Marathon

    I had seen the Peninsula Pulse in local stores over the weekend, and as we headed home I flipped through it while we stopped for some coffee. The front page was the half marathon that I myself had run in on Saturday [May 7]. But I didn’t expect what I found in the article: the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Opposed to Development at Former Leathem & Smith Quarry

    We are dismayed to see that development is underway again on the site of the former Leathem & Smith Quarry on Bay Shore Drive in Sevastopol. What a travesty to this environmentally significant and historic piece of property! A successful campaign in 2019 that opposed a conditional use permit for a 117-unit RV Village on […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Calling All Weed Lovers

    I find it hard to believe how many TV ads there are for Roundup, along with very prominent displays in many retail locations. The science is very clear that the herbicide Roundup is a glyphosate, a known health hazard, and has multiple negative impacts on NATURE, which we are all a part of! I urge […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Quality Childcare Options Needed for Door County

    Childcare is an issue that affects all of us in Door County. Though not all of us are as directly affected as parents, we are affected as grandparents, employers, employees and consumers of services. This area suffers a dearth of childcare providers making it difficult for parents of preschool as well as school-aged children to […]

  • PODCAST: Fire Chief Chris Hecht On Expanding Access to Defibrillators

    Andrew Kleidon and Myles Dannhausen answer Door County’s most asked question: Are They Bloomin’ Yet? Also, quick access to defibrillators can mean the difference between life and death, something Sister Bay/ Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht has witnessed first-hand. He joins Myles Dannhausen Jr. on the podcast to talk about the Defibs4DoorCounty effort to […]

  • City Seeking Grant for Duluth Avenue Improvements

    Plans to improve portions of Duluth Avenue near State Highway 42/57 in the City of Sturgeon Bay now depend on whether the city is able to receive a federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) grant being awarded through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT). The BIL was signed last November and provides additional funding for local […]

  • New Businesses 2022: Up North will bring the sauna to you

    For thousands of years a Finnish idea of a good time has been to sweat in a confined space then jump into a lake or ocean or pile of snow. Not far from Finland across the Baltic Sea is Lithuania, where Rimvydas Balčiūnas was born. His country is Baltic rather than Scandinavian, but saunas are […]

  • New Businesses 2022: Beach Baby fills a need for baby gear vacation rentals

    Kids come with a lot of gear, especially when traveling, and a new Sister Bay business is ready to help families lighten that vacation load when visiting Door County. The idea for Beach Baby, a new baby boutique and vacation gear rental store in Sister Bay, was sparked when mother-and-daughter team Becky and Bailey Higginbotham […]

  • Rezoning Denial Blocks Storage Facility Construction at Entrance to Sevastopol

    Even if storage units seem to crop up everywhere across the peninsula, don’t look for one on Highway 42/57 adjacent to the Egg Harbor Road rotary. The Door County Resource Planning Committee (RPC) denied a rezoning request earlier this month and in doing so, denied the two heated storage units – one 50 x 150 […]

  • New Businesses 2022: Waterfront Dining Returns to Alpine Resort

    Burton’s on the Bay scheduled to open May 27 for soft opening  The wistful setting of the Hof, the former restaurant at the Alpine Resort, offered diners a unique ambiance. To enter the waterfront location was to step back in time, somewhere between the 1930s and 1950s. It wasn’t a stretch to envision men and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Bumps Up Against Affordable Housing Challenge

    The Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission wants the price to be right for housing in a planned development on city-owned property off South Hudson Avenue, but the city hasn’t figured out how to get there yet.  The commission – which decided last month not to recommend either of the two proposals it had received from Duquaine […]

  • Congratulations Class of 2022!

    Working on this graduation issue I couldn’t help but feel a sense of déjà vu. I looked at the student photos and plans, and read about the students’ excitement and fears, and it brought me right back to the summer of 2012 following my graduation from Gibraltar High School. From the day I got my […]

  • Wisconsin Celebrates Pollinator Week

    Join in the fun of Wisconsin Celebrates Pollinator Week by purchasing a Pollinator Activity Pack to help learn more about pollinators at home. The pack features at-home activities, a full color Wisconsin Bee Identification Guide and Pollinator Week souvenirs.  The cost per pack is $15, plus $8.25 for shipping. For more information and to order […]

  • Volunteer with Friends of Crescent Beach

    The Friends of Crescent Beach is seeking volunteers to help with habitat restoration on the south end of Crescent Beach in Algoma. Volunteers will be involved in removing invasive species, planting and nurturing native species and learning about the value of native plants in the habitat. Work days will be held alternating Tuesday mornings and […]

  • Explore the Escarpment with GEO-DC

    Coming this summer, the Greater Escarpment Organization of Door County (GEO-DC) will host three event fundraisers to showcase the Niagara Escarpment. GEO-DC will host a two-hour boat trip, “Ledges and Legends (Rock the Boat) of Death’s Door” on July 13, 10 am.  On Aug. 25, 6 pm, join “Some Escarpment Evening,” a dinner and dance […]

  • Sustainable Building Council Open for Applications

    Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dawn Crim recognized National Building Code Safety Month by opening applications to the Wisconsin Advisory Council on Building Sustainability. This new advisory council will work closely with the Commercial Building Code Council, Uniform Dwelling Code Council, and Plumbing Code Advisory Committee to identify code updates that will expand […]

  • Explore Ellison Bluff with Nationally-Known Forester

    Join the Climate Change Coalition of Door County for Springtime in the Woods, a guided hike with nationally-known forester Lee Frelich, Ph.D., director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology. The hike will be held May 28, 1:30-3:30 pm, at the Ellison Bluff State Natural Area. This event is a fundraiser to support […]

  • Buy-Local Options have Grown Again

    New Businesses 2022 You could say that rapid inflation, soaring oil prices, global instability and stubborn supply shortages create an economic climate that’s not favorable for opening a new business. You could also be bullish on opening a new business by pointing to the thousands of U.S. jobs being added, the high rates of consumer […]

  • Composting with the Village of Egg Harbor

    The Village of Egg Harbor will resume compost pickup starting this month. With the help of the DNR and the village’s Compost University-trained Public Works team, a pilot program was launched in conjunction with Main Street Market and select businesses. Participants receive 5-gallon collection pails to collect pre-consumer food scraps (fruits and veggies – no […]

  • Big Plant Visits Peninsula Preschool

    For Arbor Day, Door County’s Big Plant visited the Peninsula Preschool in Ephraim to share the planting and care of trees with the 3K and 4K children. Jeff Lutsey and Cindy Nelson demonstrated how to plant red pine, white pine and balsam fir trees on the grounds of the preschool which is located in the […]

  • Wild Things: Giant Door County Smallmouths Hooked

    Local pros Neu, Doering among tournament winners by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] A pair of Sturgeon Bay anglers cashed in on the county’s world-class smallmouth bass fishery last week. Adam Neu and his fishing partner, Grant Ehlenfeldt of Osceola, weighed 10 bass totaling 52 pounds, 12 ounces to win the 142-team North American Bass Challenge’s (NABC) […]

  • Innovative Runoff Solutions Catch On

    After the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Sustainability issue appeared in April, more tips came in about local groups who have installed, or are installing, drainage-control features and permeable pavement in their parking lots. Shoppers might not notice, for example, but when CVS was built on the site of the former Neighborhood Grill on Egg Harbor Road, […]

  • ‘Spring Cleaning’ Your Smile Can Lead to Better Overall Health

    Blame it on the nice weather or the fact that we’ve spent months cooped up indoors, but the arrival of spring also seems to bring a sense of urgency to clean the garage, power-wash the patio and give our closets a renewed sense of organization.  But our home is not the only area of our […]

  • Sevastopol Earns Top Seed in Softball Tourney

    Sevastopol is the favorite in the regional round of the Division 5 WIAA softball tournament.  The Pioneers received the top seed and an opening-round bye and will open the tournament at home May 24 at 5 p.m. against eighth-seeded Pembine/Goodman. With a win the Pioneers would advance to the regional championship game May 26.  In […]

  • Pioneers roll into Softball Postseason with Wins

    Eagles bite Wolves in extra innings Sevastopol’s softball team kept its winning ways going into the postseason by wrapping up the regular season and Packerland Conference schedule with two victories in three days. The Pioneers hosted their final conference game of the season Monday when they shut out Sturgeon Bay in five innings, 13-0. Four […]

  • Children’s Dance Class Open For Registration

    Emerald Lion Alchemy is offering a four week dance workshop, taught by instructor Andria Nikoupolis Weliky. Students will learn a fun, fresh piece of choreography set to a funky musical mix – jazz and hip hop. This class, for ages 8-12, will meet on Thursdays at STUDIO234, 234 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, 5:45-7 pm […]

  • Music For Food Event Postponed

    A Music for Food musician has tested positive for COVID. For the health and safety of everyone involved, the event is being postponed to May 28, 2 pm. Anyone who has reserved tickets for the May 14 event but cannot attend the rescheduled event should contact the Midsummer’s Music office at 920.854.7088 or email [email protected]

  • Visiting Theater Performs at Margaret Lockwood Gallery

    Footlights Theatre Company based in Green Bay, hosted by Isadoora Theatre Company, will perform Art by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. This Tony Award-winning play focuses on the definition of art and the meaning of friendship. How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it […]

  • Clippers Top Vikineers in Soccer Clash

    Sturgeon Bay’s Scarlet Serafico (4) advances the ball in front of Sevastopol/Gibraltar’s Eve Andreae during a May 12 soccer match at the Baileys Harbor Rec Park. Emma Reichel scored the only goal of the game unassisted in the Clippers 1-0 victory. Drew Starr recorded the shutout in goals for the Clippers. Photo by Kevin Boneske.

  • A Week of Upsets: Kolberg, Sister Bay knocked off in week 2

    It’s a new year in County League baseball. The top two teams of a year ago, Sister Bay and Kolberg, were upset on Sunday. The first two or three weeks of every season is hard to gauge because many teams are missing key starters who are finishing a high school or college sports season commitment. […]

  • Eagles Top Vikings

    Southern Door’s Jared Hawkey (49) slides toward home plate past Gibraltar/Washington Island catcher Brady Kita to score in the Eagles 8-2 victory May 13. The Eagles scored four runs in the third and fifth innings. Jack Peterson went 3-4 and Tyler Neinas went 2-4, with each recording a double. Logan Jeanquart tallied 3 RBI, while […]

  • MIKE AT THE MOVIES: Engaging Third Installment in Fantastic Beasts series

    by MIKE ORLOCK [email protected] The last time we saw Newt Scamander, the shambling “Magizoologist” at the center of J. K. Rowling’s prequel (of sorts) to all things Harry Potter, he was in Paris trying to prevent the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald from misusing a Qilin, a kind of Chinese dragon, from destroying the city and […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Sofie

    Sofie is a gorgeous, senior cat available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This pretty kitty is almost 8-years-old and can be a bit shy in new situations with new people. She would do best in a home where any children are over the age of 5. Like all cats […]

  • Culture Club: Hitching a (Station) Wagon to the Stars

    by DOC HEIDE Fifty years ago this June, a providential event transformed my life and led to the birth of Northern Sky Theater. And it launched a passion for songwriting that blossomed into a book to be released this summer. In June of 1972, I’d just finished my sophomore year at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. […]

  • Classes at ADRC of the Lakeshore

    The Dementia Care Specialist (DCS) with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Lakeshore will offer an educational series on dementia, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with Alzheimer’s being the most common cause of dementia among older adults. This series sheds light on resources available to those caring […]

  • Foodshare/Snap Accepted at Sturgeon Bay and Jacksonport Farmers Markets

    This year, United Way of Door County is expanding the farmers market FoodShare program to the Jacksonport Farmers Market. Individuals who receive FoodShare, also known as SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), can exchange their funds for tokens, in one dollar increments, that can be used for eligible items at participating vendors at the Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Volunteer with Write On

    Write On, Door County has a few upcoming volunteer opportunities. Help is needed on May 20, 1-3 pm, for a low-impact, assembly line organizing project. On May 22, 10 am – 12 pm, there’s a medium impact yard clean-up and flower planting day, and on May 31, join Nancy Aten and Dan Collins of Landscapes […]

  • Sister Bay Village Shuttle Bus Service Returns

    The Sister Bay shuttle bus is back for the 2022 season, beginning Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day weekend. The Village Shuttle Bus will run every 30 minutes Thursday through Saturday, 5 pm – 2 am.  After Labor Day and through mid-October the service will run Friday and Saturday nights only. The Shuttle […]

  • Stone’s Throw Winery Marks 25 Years with Donation

    Russell and Lisa Turco, owners of Stone’s Throw Winery, are donating $25,000 to the Wisconsin Humane Society – Door County and Green Bay Campuses – in honor of the winery’s 25th year in business.  Stone’s Throw Winery has taken pride in being a supportive business in the community since 1997 and is looking forward to […]

  • 1923 Fund Donates $100k to Granary Project

    The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation received a donation from the 1923 Fund in the amount of $100,000 for the Door County Granary project. David Ward, a 1923 Fund trustee and Mayor of Sturgeon Bay, is shown presenting the check to SBHSF Jim Janning during a May 13 ceremony at the site Granary site.

  • Kanes Keep YMCA Project on Track with $2 Million Donation

    The Door County YMCA is excited to announce a very generous gift of $2 million from Jackie and Steve Kane.  Having made a previous commitment to this project, Jackie and Steve were saddened to hear that due to increased material costs, the project timeline needed to be adjusted. They felt strongly about keeping the project […]

  • Master Class Application Deadline June 1

    Applications are now being accepted for Write On, Door County’s October master class, The Poet’s Tool Kit, with award-winning poet Monica Youn. In this course, students will hone and sharpen their poetic craft through an intensive focus on the materials and techniques of their art form. Starting from the smallest increment of the poem – […]

  • Book Recommendation: The Sector General series by James White

    Recommended by David Magle, co-owner OtherWorlds Books & More James White was a Northern Irish author of science fiction novellas, short stories and novels. His best-known novels were the twelve Sector General series, the first published in 1962 and the last after his death. White abhorred violence and medical and other emergencies were the sources […]

  • DC Published Authors Collective: JK Palmer

    JK Palmer is the author of three children’s books, The House that Moved, Elwood the Moose and Gladys Sings, available at retailers throughout Door County. In her books, suitable for toddlers through early readers (ages 2-8), Palmer creatively weaves concepts of courage, acceptance and the power of love. She lives in Door County with her […]

  • Nature-Inspired Exhibit at Ridges

    The Ridges Sanctuary will host an artist reception for its new installment of Inspired by Nature on May 26, 4-6 pm, at the Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center, the exhibit will feature weavings by Mary Burns as well as scientific illustrations by Rebecca Jabs. Artist comments will be at 5 pm.  Burns weavings feature women who […]

  • Outdoor Arts at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Gallery hosts its annual Outdoor Art Show May 28-29, 10 am – 5 pm, at its Plum Bottom Road location. This show will feature the work of Rose Kleman, Sharon Miller Thompson, Diane Kuehn and Laurel Grey. Grey grew up in Japan, Germany and Texas, and spent most of her adult life in […]

  • Idea Gallery Unveils Marble Sculptures of Susan Falkman

    Susan Falkman’s recently-created, small-scale sculptures will be exhibited for the first time at Idea Gallery. Falkman’s career spans decades. Her work has been shown internationally with her large scale sculptures being commissioned throughout the United States. “My sculpture grows spontaneously from the deep currents of my life as it happens,” said Falkman. “I am open […]

  • Almost Perfect Pottery Sale

    Ellison Bay Pottery opens its 48th year with its 20th annual Almost Perfect Pottery sale on May 28, 10 am – 5 pm. All the pottery is functional, with some imperfections. Possibilities include goblets, mugs, cups, vases and bowls. Items are discounted 10% – 50% off. John Dietrich started his functional pottery studio in an apple […]

  • New Works, Familiar Names at Cappaert

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery, now open for its eighth season, is welcoming many new artists who work in encaustic, ceramics, jewelry, painting and mixed media. The gallery has a curated selection of 40 artists working in a contemporary genre, yet is infused with a midwest feel. Exciting new works have arrived from Anna Cline who hand-stitches […]

  • Hardy Gallery Hosts Juried Exhibit, Community Project

    The Hardy Gallery kicks off the 2022 season with its 60th annual Wall-to-Wall Juried Exhibit, on view May 28 – July 10. Submissions will take place in person on May 20-21, 10 am – 5 pm. All entries submitted will be juried to determine five financial awards that total $1,550 and three honorable mention awards. […]

  • Fine Art in the Park Memorial Day Weekend

    Bring your creativity and prepare to be in the midst of 80+ artists this Memorial Day weekend during the 24th annual Fine Art Fair at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. On May 28, 10 am – 5 pm, and May 29, 10 am – 4 pm, Destination Sturgeon Bay will host artists from across the […]

  • Spring Art Crawl Welcomes Back Guests

    Rich in the tradition of arts and crafts, Ellison Bay is home to artist studios and galleries that feature pottery, original paintings, photography, wearable art and handmade leather items. There is also a cider house, coffee house and folk school. Every spring, they put together an art crawl to showcase the talents of Ellison Bay […]

  • Seeing the Art through the Trees

    A closer look at Door County artists’ fascination with trees A walk through the galleries of Door County reveals an abundance of landscape paintings depicting trees in various shapes, forms, colors and seasons. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean the trees viewed in these galleries provide a useful botanical guide. In fact, you’d have a real struggle […]

  • Bits & Bites: New releases, special events and summer openings

    Kingston Black Arrives at Island Orchard Cider12040 Garret Bay Rd. in Ellison Bay There’s a new cider joining the lineup at Island Orchard Cider in Ellison Bay. Kingston Black is made solely of Kingston Black apples from the cider house’s orchard on Washington Island. Hand-harvested in late October, the apples are then slow-cold fermented to […]

  • A Dandy Dinner

    The culinary power of dandelions As the weather continues to warm, fields and lawns will soon be scattered with a sea of familiar yellow speckles: dandelions. While many regard the flowering plant as a pesky weed, dandelions actually serve a purpose — as food — for both pollinators and people.  Come spring, dandelions provide bees […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: Help Native Birds Survive

    There are many people who enjoy birdwatching and feeding songbirds that nest in our area. It is important to keep your feeders and bird baths clean and refreshed daily.  The bird flu that has devastated many poultry farms does not appear to affect small songbirds. There has been evidence of larger birds like bald eagles […]

  • MASTER GARDENER PLANT SALE RETURNS

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) will host its annual Plant Fair on June 4, 8:30 am – 12 pm, at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station in Sturgeon Bay. Shoppers will find annuals, herbs, vegetables, popular and unusual varieties, all for just $3. People will be on-site to offer free education and gardening tips. […]

  • OTTERHOUND TRACKING AT HISTORICAL SITE

    Otterhounds and their owners will be coming from around the country to participate in a training program at the Liberty Grove Historical Farm in Ellison Bay. Otterhounds have keen noses and can follow trails on land and water, they were originally bred to hunt river otters. There are several levels of tracking. Dogs can achieve […]

  • JOIN AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG AT CROSSROADS

    Get outside and enjoy the spring weather at Crossroads at Big Creek. On May 21, 9:30-11:30 am, volunteers of all ages are invited to help with land restoration efforts. Instruction will be given, and equipment and gloves are provided along with cookies and lemonade. Wear clothing that can get dirty and appropriate footwear. Meet at […]

  • Building Community One Note at a Time

    Griffon Strings Quartet hosts inaugural gala Henry Wadsworth Longfellow knew it. In 2018, a group of researchers went so far as to use computational data to prove it. Here in Door County, through inclusive programming and community outreach, Midsummer Music’s Griffon String Quartet illustrates it. Music is the universal language of mankind.  “The Griffon String […]

  • LOCAL MUSICIANS NOMINATED FOR 2022 JOSIE MUSIC AWARDS

    Two local musicians were recently nominated in different categories for the 2022 Josie Music Awards, the largest independent artist award show globally, held at The Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 23. Hans Christian was nominated for Producer of the Year and Holly Olm’s song (recorded with Christian), “I Will Follow,” was nominated for Social Impact […]

  • House Concerts Return to Tambourine Lounge After Two Years

    The team at Steel Bridge Creative Foundation is bringing back music to Tambourine Lounge at the Holiday Music Motel. “On the one hand, we are so excited, but on the other, there is a little apprehension,” said melaniejane. “People are still getting COVID and while we want to be able to do live music again, […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Opens West Waterfront Promenade

    The City of Sturgeon Bay will celebrate the official opening of the West Waterfront Promenade with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the promenade on Saturday, May 21 at 10 am. Mayor David Ward invites the public to celebrate. Over a decade in the making, the promenade provides public access to the city’s working waterfront and a […]

  • Door County Music Scene

    Here’s what’s coming up in Door County’s growing music offerings. Stop by a local waterhole, visit a winery or check out one of the many unique live music venues. Sydney Henson May 20, 1-4 pm, Harbor Ridge Winery Playing folk and soft rock. Nicki Sims May 20, 4-8 pm, Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill A […]

  • FAIRWAYS: Get Your Crew Together

    A roundup of this season’s charity outings “Golf is not about your score. It’s about who you play with.” Megan Sarkis and her family use that quote each year to promote the Jim Sarkis Memorial Golf Classic, a fundraiser for Door CANcer and other local charities. But that slogan pertains to a lot of golfers […]

  • Here Come the Scotties

    Door County Scottie Rally returns May 21 One of many things lost to COVID19 during the past two years was the annual Door County Scottie Rally, but tomorrow it’s returning. Approximately 70 or more Scottish Terriers, led by Clan Donald Pipes and Drums, will parade around the Baileys Harbor Town Hall Square about 11:30 am […]

  • Clipper, Eagle, Viking girls 1-2-3 in Packerland track meet

    Door County girls track and field teams claimed the top-three spots at Monday’s Packerland Conference meet hosted by Southern Door High School. Sturgeon Bay won the conference title with 143 points, followed by Southern Door (123) and Gibraltar (83) in the nine-team meet. The Vikings edged out Kewaunee by a point to get into the […]

  • Obituary: Steven Charles Madden

    December 4, 1951 ~ May 15, 2022 Steven Charles Madden, 70, of Egg Harbor, died on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born December 4, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late John Patrick and Elizabeth “Betty” Jane (Feuerstein) Madden. Steve graduated from Sevastopol High School. Steve was a […]

  • Obituary: Cyrus “Cy” Kerscher

    May 3, 1935 ~ May 15, 2022 Cyrus Henry Kerscher, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, died on May 15, 2022, at Sycamore Lodge Senior Living in Algoma.  He was born May 3, 1935, in Forestville to Gabriel and Lorraine (Jome) Kerscher. Cy graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and then served his country in the U.S. […]

  • Free CPR and AED Training May 21 in Sister Bay

    The Door County Fire Chiefs Association’s Defibs4DoorCounty campaign is offering two free CPR and AED training classes May 21 in Sister Bay. The practical, hands-on training coordinated in partnership with the Compress and Shock Foundation is designed to give the public a basic level of comfort with CPR  and automatic external defibrillator (AED) devices. All […]

  • Obituary: Wanda (Peterson) Mango

    April 2, 1943 ~ May 12, 2022 Wanda Rochelle Mango, 79, of Sturgeon Bay died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services on May 12, 2022.  She was born April 2, 1943 in Sturgeon Bay to Leonard and Alice (Logerquist) Peterson. Wanda attended and graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1961.  After high school, she attended Bethel […]

  • Obituary: Patricia Ann Worachek

    June 5, 1939 ~ May 10, 2022 Patricia Ann Worachek, 82, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. She was born June 5, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay, daughter of the late Elmer and Grace (Moore) Worachek. Pat attended St. Joseph Catholic School and then Sturgeon Bay High School, where she […]

  • Obituary: Marjorie Jane Fink

    June 30, 1932 ~ May 11, 2022 Marjorie Jane Fink, “Marge” to all who knew and loved her, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Wednesday morning, May 11, 2022 at the Jack and Engrid Meng Unity Hospice Residence in the Town of Ledgeview. She was born June 30, 1932 in Camden, NJ, the daughter of […]

  • Obituary: Dennis Duebner

    August 31, 1935 ~ May 10, 2022 Dennis Duebner, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend died May 10, 2022 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. He was 86. Denny was born on August 31, 1935 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin to Delilah and Harold Duebner. As a grade schooler, he loved to play softball and basketball with his friends […]

  • Obituary: Joseph H. Parent

    March 20, 1936 ~ May 8, 2022 Joseph Parent, 86, of Baileys Harbor, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 8, 2022, after several months of illness. He was born March 20, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Homer Parent and Luella (Mann) Parent.  Joe was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church […]