Peninsula Pulse – May 27 – June 3, 2016

In this issue

  • Fawn Season: Admire from Afar

    State wildlife officials remind outdoor enthusiasts the best way to enjoy Wisconsin’s whitetail fawns being born now through early July is from afar because their mother is nearby even though you don’t see her. Dianne Robinson, Department of Natural Resources wildlife expert who chairs the Keep Wildlife Wild program, says spring is when well-meaning people […]

  • State Patrol Ramping Up Enforcement June 2

    All available Wisconsin State Patrol officers in the Northeast Region will be out in force on Thursday, June 2 patrolling the interstates and other highways to kick-off a summer of safety for all motorists.   The State Patrol Northeast Region’s Blue Day will encompass Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan and […]

  • Northern Sky Theater Secures 15-year Agreement for Peninsula State Park Space

    Early this week, Northern Sky Theater, together with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), confirmed a 15-year commitment to their ongoing partnership in Peninsula State Park. Northern Sky Theater’s predecessor troupe, the Heritage Ensemble, first began performing in the park in 1970. Over the past 45 years, the popularity of the theater has grown, and […]

  • Birch Creek Recognizes Longtime Teachers

    Birch Creek recognizes Vicki Jenks, Percussion & Steel Band Faculty, and Jodie DeSalvo, Symphony Piano Faculty, for their 20 years of service to the organization. They join a circle of 22 faculty with more than 20 years of teaching and mentoring Birch Creek’s promising music students. Jenks has been Director of Percussion with the Wisconsin […]

  • Adult Playwriting Lab at Third Avenue Playhouse

    Third Avenue Playhouse is offering another exciting educational experience for adults, Adult Playwriting Lab. This lab is open to people with all levels of talent and experience. It takes place June 20 – July 28, and will be taught by Paulette Laufer and Richard Carroll Carlson. Enrollment is now open. Playwriting Lab will explore what […]

  • Art Synthesis at Björklunden

    From June 12 – 17, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering “The Grand Synthesis” with Eric Simonson. Since Aeschylus, artists have attempted the ideal of unifying all arts into one. Composer Richard Wagner articulated this concept in his early 19th-century essays, using the term Gesamtkunstwerk. Since Wagner’s time, the 20th-century advent of film, video technology and […]

  • 2016 Goat Fest in Sister Bay

    The Sister Bay Advancement Association is pleased to announce that June 11 is the date for the fourth annual Roofing of the Goats Parade on Hwy. 42 in downtown Sister Bay. The annual Goat Parade at 10:30 am is a very homespun event that combines goats, Door County visitors, good spirits and general hijinks with […]

  • Presentation on The Ridges Upper Range Light

    The rich history of the iconic Baileys Harbor Range Lights is closely intertwined with that of the Ridges Sanctuary. This summer The Ridges has embarked on a project to restore the Upper Range Light and its two outbuildings, the Oil House and Privy. Work is already underway with completion anticipated sometime in 2018. On June […]

  • Water Research Begins at Crossroads at Big Creek

    This week the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek undergoes its annual metamorphosis, changing from an educational center to a research facility. For more than a decade, Crossroads has hosted researchers from Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) at UW-Oshkosh, who, using a strict protocol, have been collecting water samples throughout each summer […]

  • Trivia: What is the Origin of the Bridal Shower

    Question: What is the origin of the bridal shower? Answer: In Holland, when a bride’s father didn’t approve of his daughter’s husband-to-be, he would not give her the necessary dowry. Her friends would therefore “shower” her with gifts to provide the necessary dowry that would allow her to marry the man of her choice.

  • Server of the Week: Madi Jilot

    Congratulations to Madi Jilot at Wilson’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor! Madi’s a server with gumption and grace She delivers burgers and ice cream with a smile on her face. A Sevastopol grad; as a local gal she’ll say The best way to get to Wilson’s is by taking County A. Madi’s studying nursing; that […]

  • Overheard & Pet Peeves

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “See? Optimists aren’t that bad.” “So it’s come to this…1 percent milk. I might as well pick up smoking, become obsessed with […]

  • Manners Matter: Chatty Coworker

    Dear Mary Pat, I have a co-worker who talks constantly throughout the day. I find it very difficult to concentrate on my work and I’ve tried unsuccessfully to get him to zip it. He also complains that he doesn’t get his work done and is always behind. Um, maybe because he’s a run-on sentence since […]

  • Framed: At the AC Tap

    (From left) Charles Crane, Mackenzie Czapla, Jack Czapla and Henry Crane at the AC Tap on a bright day in Door County. Submitted.

  • The Cheese Insider: Proud of Wisconsin Cheesemakers

    By Michael Thomas Finally, winter has finally let go of its grip and spring has arrived. I was very busy over the winter, visiting cheesemakers throughout the state, something I don’t have as much time to do in the busy summer season. We are now busy stocking our store in Egg Harbor with the bounty […]

  • Cheers! Heavy Melon

    Guess what appears to be all the rage among brewers of summer seasonals this year? If you said watermelon, you win! I’ve been seeing watermelon listed on more beers lately, so I thought it was time to try one. It’s been a long while since I’ve had anything from the New Belgium Brewing Co. (NBBC) […]

  • 2016 Steel Bridge Songfest Schedule

    The 12th annual Steel Bridge Songfest takes place June 9 – 12 throughout downtown Sturgeon Bay. A detailed schedule will be posted at Below is an outline of events for the fest. JUNE 9 Pub Crawl with Safe Ride, 8:30 pm – 1 am. Multiple indoor and outdoor venues with 100+ musical acts, free trolley […]

  • Lavender Lunch and Learn Series with Terri Milligan

    Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop will present the Lavender Lunch & Learn Series with Chef Terri Milligan in 2016. There are three dates with three different menus in the series: June 20, July 18 & Aug. 15. The 90-minute events include a three-course luncheon served during the cooking class with Milligan. Classes are held […]

  • Beekeeping Lecture at Liberty Grove Historical Society

    Bees will be “buzzing” at the Liberty Grove Historical Society members meeting on June 20 at 7 pm. David Keen, who has been raising bees for years, will share his knowledge of beekeeping at the Century Farm barn atop of the hill overlooking Ellison Bay. Everyone is invited to Keen’s talk, as more Northern Door […]

  • Future of Sturgeon Bay Monologue at Margaret Lockwood Gallery

    Margaret Lockwood Gallery will open up their performance space for a couple events in the first full week of June. On June 7, 5 – 7 pm, a spoken word event titled “City Voices” will be featured for the annual About Sturgeon Bay exhibit at the gallery. The public is cordially invited. Through the lens […]

  • Playing a Round at Bay Ridge

    A group of six from West Bend and Rib Mountain, Wis., graced the course at Bay Ridge Golf Course on May 26. Submitted.

  • Hitting the Links in Pink

    Golfers clad in pink will take to Horseshoe Bay Golf Club on June 5 for the 2016 Pink Classic Golf Tournament, benefiting the Sue Baldwin Fund in its mission to support breast cancer awareness, screening, treatment and care for Door County residents in need. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Golf Results: May 31, 2016

     IDLEWILD Senior League (May 26) Best Scores: Kent Wickman 40; Bob Nelson & Don Peterson 46; Bill Albert 47; Jim Budny 48; Ken Larson 49. Event Winners: Longest putt on #2 & closest to pin on #6 – Kent Wickman; Closest second shot on #3 – Earl Neinas; Closest third shot on #9 – Don […]

  • Door County Golf Events: May 31, 2016

    Peninsula Golf Course 2016 Tournament Dates The Peninsula State Park Golf Course has announced the dates for its upcoming tournaments. For details, visit or call 920.854.5791. June 6: Twosome Tourney (PGA member event) June 21: Peninsula Mixer Tourney July 17: Great Scandia Golf Benefit July 26: Peninsula Mixer Tourney Aug. 7: Mighty Viking Cup […]

  • Register for DKBEP Golf Outing

    The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) and the Door County Home Builders Association (DCHBA) are partnering together once again for their annual golf outing fundraiser at The Orchards Golf Course on July 13 in Egg Harbor. The ninth annual golf challenge is a four-person scramble and includes golf, cart, gifts, lunch, dinner, hole […]

  • Write On Hosts Open House Celebrating Children’s Books

    Write On, Door County will hold its third annual open house on June 12, 11 – 4 pm, on the grounds of the organization’s site in Juddville (4177 Juddville Road, Fish Creek). In honor of National Children’s Day, the afternoon will celebrate children’s literature. The authors of eight different picture books and books for young […]

  • Redell Headlines June Poetry Reading

    The featured reader at the Dickinson Poetry Series will be Jack Redell on June 8 at 7 pm. John Patrick (Jack) Redell has been writing since his teens, but only recently has he dared call it poetry. A retired surveyor/field engineer/superintendent, he did not have the opportunity during his working years to write as much […]

  • Release Party for J.F. Riordan’s New Door County Novel

    The Peninsula Bookman will host a reception and release party on June 4, 6 – 8 pm, for Door County author J.F. Riordan’s latest novel, The Audacity of Goats. The Audacity of Goats continues the tale of Fiona Campbell’s adventures as an outsider in the small community of an imagined version of Washington Island that […]

  • Library Book Sales Resume in Sturgeon Bay

    The Friends of Door County Libraries resumes its summer schedule of used book sales on June 4. Timed to coincide with the Sturgeon Bay Farmers Markets, held right across the street, the library sales will take place on Saturdays through July 2, from 9 am to 1 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. […]

  • The Bestseller List: May 31, 2016

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman 2. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 3. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes 4. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen 5. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. The 10 Pillars of Wealth, […]

  • Book Review: ‘Midnight Sun’

    While international novels may lose something in the translation, they inevitably gain a great deal in the view they offer into an unfamiliar way of life. Such is the case with Norwegian mystery writer Jo Nesbo’s latest novel, Midnight Sun. Jon Hansen is a reluctant “fixer” on the run from Oslo where he failed to […]

  • Fine Art Photography Featured at DCAL Gallery

    Bridget Austin is the Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery guest artist for June. Master Artist of The Door County Art League in 2015, Austin’s watercolors have earned her entrance into the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society as well as Signature Membership into Wisconsin Watercolor Society and Master Status in the Transparent Watercolor Society […]

  • Portraiture Discussed at Second Thursday Program

    Cheryl Stidwell Parker, artist and retired museum professional, will explore the diversity and expressive nature of portraiture in a talk for the museum’s Second Thursday Program series being held in conjunction with the Miller Art Museum’s newest exhibit, the 7th annual Door Prize for Portraiture. The talk is scheduled for June 9 at 10:30 am […]

  • A Vision of the Evolving Sturgeon Bay

    About Sturgeon Bay: Site-Unseen & Imagined will be held June 5 – 11 at Popelka Trenchard Glass Studio. An opening reception is set for June 5, 4 – 6 pm. This annual exhibition showcases artwork that examines Sturgeon Bay. Artists were asked to use found-object, found-image, found-sound or found-concept as tools in which to visually […]

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Art Invasion

    New art projects abound, in the air and on the ground, this summer in Sturgeon Bay. Artists from Door County, Wisconsin and Illinois worked all winter to create their interpretations of Sturgeon Bay, and project them onto either canvas or an Adirondack-style bench. These two new street art projects – “Sites in the City” and […]

  • Johanna Axelrod Featured at Mr. Helsinki

    The June and July exhibit at Mr. Helsinki features the work of Johanna Axelrod and is themed “Lakes – from Pond to Superior.” The paintings of artist Johanna Axelrod reflect the time she spends on the water, at home and traveling, and her hope for preserving our most valuable resource. The exhibit runs through July […]

  • Door County Community Foundation Exhibition

    The community is invited to attend a reception on June 4, 5 – 7 pm, at the Door County Community Foundation. The reception celebrates the Lobby Gallery summer exhibition featuring works by Julie Brogan and Kelly Bresnahan. Brogan’s paintings reflect the images that she sees in her daily life: her family, friends, her travels, what […]

  • Many Showings for Deborah Dendler

    Deborah Dendler, local sculptor, has two sculptures in the Neville Museum Art Exhibition in Green Bay: “Diogenes” and “After the Bath.” “Diogenes” is an epoxy bronze portrayal of the Greek philosopher Diogenes who carried a lit lantern through the streets of Athens during the daytime, saying he was looking for an honest man. “After the […]

  • Connie Glowacki Featured at UU Gallery

    Works by the multifaceted artist Connie Glowacki will hang in the UU Gallery in June. Come meet the artist at an opening reception on June 5, 12 – 1:30 pm. Glowacki was a kindergarten teacher in Janesville until 1971 when she left to become a full-time mom. In 1980 when she wanted to return to […]

  • Jewelry Month at Turtle Ridge Gallery

    Turtle Ridge selected a group of talented jewelers from around the country for a unique show all about jewelry. Jennifer Merchant, Melissa Schmidt, Bongsang Cho, Lauren Blais and Julie Jerman-Melka employ unusual materials, master techniques and playful designs in their creations. The display will incorporate each artist’s vision into a magical display. The work will […]

  • Blue Diamond Jewelry Arrives at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery is excited to present the newest collection of blue diamond necklaces and earrings from jewelry artist Michelle Pressler. Just in time for wedding season, find a little something blue that is truly unique. Hand wired rough-cut diamonds add a touch of delicate sparkle and hint of color to any day. […]

  • Comstock Receives Honorable Mention at Neville Museum

    Door County artist Rob Comstock received an honorable mention in the Neville Public Museum’s 71st Annual Juried Art Exhibition. His piece “Si-Wa-Wata-Wa: Zuni” is pyrography on turned basswood, one of 43 works of art selected out of 132 entries. Pyrography, dating back to the 17th century, is the art of drawing on wood using specialized […]

  • Hillside Inn Now Hosts Art Shows

    The newly re-opened Hillside Inn of Ephraim is happy to announce it will host several informal art shows for talented local artists this season. June’s featured artist is Carol Schalla. Schalla works in pastels, rendering softly interpreted landscapes, still life and animal studies. She recently retired from a full-time editing career at Midwest Living and […]

  • Miller Art Museum Expands Door Prize for Portraiture

    From June 4 – July 26, the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay will feature 53 Wisconsin artists and their unique approaches to the portrait as it hosts the 7th annual Door Prize for Portraiture. The exhibit opens June 4 with an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm; the event is free and open […]

  • Garage Sales, Galas and More Weekend Plans

    June is arriving, and with it are great and unique ways to get active in the community. Take advantage of free park access, some hands-on art fun and local football. Friday, June 3 Open House Get hands on at Clay on Steele’s open house. Activities will include Raku firing, wheel throwing demos, and ceramic painting […]

  • Kiwanis Club to Hold Whitefish Fry June 2

    The Kiwanis Club of Sturgeon Bay is holding their semi-annual Whitefish Fry on June 2, 4:30 – 7:30 pm (or until sold out), at the Mill Supper Club in Sturgeon Bay.  Their October Whitefish Fry was a big success, contributing to community projects including their iPads for Autism project. There is always more need, however, and the Kiwanis Club is […]

  • Band of Brothers: An Unexpected Reunion

      In March of this year Bill Knight was with his wife looking at boat slips behind the Pioneer Store in Ellison Bay, when another man came along. “We started talking,” Knight said, “and I introduced myself. He told me his name was Ernest Anderson. I asked if he had been in the Army, and […]

  • Dale Seaquist to Play ‘Taps’ for 70th Consecutive Year

      When Dale Seaquist was growing up in Sister Bay, he enjoyed the annual Memorial Day celebrations at the Little Sister Cemetery. He believes they started sometime after World War I, but isn’t sure what organization sponsored them in the beginning. Seaquist recalls that there was always a big crowd to enjoy the music and […]

  • Going Native: Enjoy Bluebells Next Spring

    By Peter Sigmann Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia) are native to all of eastern North America, but they especially like Door County. They are rare in the protected areas and woods but more common along roadsides, possibly as escapees from gardens. Bluebells are typical “spring ephemerals” that leaf out and bloom in early spring, set seed and […]

  • Roy Lukes: The Thrush Family of Birds

    It surprises many people to learn that two of their favorite birds, the American robin and the eastern bluebird, belong to the thrush family. Upon hearing the word “thrush,” many automatically think of several of the other thrushes that nest in Wisconsin including the hermit, wood, Swainson’s and veery. The gray-cheeked is seen in our […]

  • Science Snippet: Snakes Strike At Super-Speed

    The latest study dealing with how fast venomous and non-venomous snakes can strike shows that they do so at super-speed. A mature rattlesnake may strike its prey at speeds up to 9 feet per second. At the average striking distance of up to six inches, the bite of a rattlesnake is over in 70 milliseconds. […]

  • Join Live Chat on Native Plants

    The promise of receding frost has spread the urge to plant throughout Wisconsin, and a May 31 online chat will help gardeners of all skill levels incorporate native plants into landscaping projects. This live chat will run from noon to 1 pm. Department of Natural Resources staff will be on hand to answer questions ranging […]

  • Travel Green Wisconsin Certification Workshop

    On June 8, 5 – 6 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall, David Spiegelberg, regional tourism specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, will return to Door County to encourage local business owners to join the ranks of Aldo Leopold and Gaylord Nelson and help lead Wisconsin into a sustainable future by becoming Travel […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Receives ‘Robo Call’

    Through law enforcement communication and the Department of Justice we know there have been a series of threats communicated to schools via “robo calls” in multiple communities and states since Monday, March 23. At approximately 9:45 am on May 25, a secretary at Sturgeon Bay High School answered the phone and heard a “robo call” […]

  • Softball Players Sought

    Players are being sought to participate in the Wednesday women’s Modified Softball League at Forestville Legion Ball Park. The league runs June 15 to Aug. 3. Games are played at 6:30 and 8:30 pm. Male and female players for Friday night kickball teams are also being sought. For more information, contact the Bull Pen, 920.856.6199.

  • Northern Door Soccer League Starts Season

    The Northern Door County Soccer Association (NDCSA), a nonprofit rec league for boys and girls ages 4-18, will kick off their ninth season on June 7 at the Sister Bay Sports Complex. The home field for 4 to 11 year-olds is in Sister Bay, and the home field for ages 12 and up is in […]

  • Commentary: Be Cautious on Lake Michigan during Swimming Season

      Lake Michigan is beautiful, but is considered by far the deadliest of the Great Lakes. It is responsible for more than double the drownings and rescues of the other four Great Lakes combined. The 307-mile length of Lake Michigan has long and uninterrupted east and west shores that can feature rapid river-like currents, and […]

  • High School Spring Athletics

    GIBRALTAR   Baseball May 31 – Regionals vs. Manitowoc Lutheran or Mishicot (TBD), 5 pm   Golf May 31 – Sectionals @ Glacier Wood Golf Club (Amherst), 9 am   SEVASTOPOL   Baseball May 31 – Regionals, TBD   Girls Soccer June 2 & 4 – Regionals, TBD   Golf May 31 – Sectionals @ […]

  • By the Numbers: Memorial Day

      25 The number of American cities that claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day.   39 Percentage of Americans who plan to travel during the weekend.   62 Percentage of Americans who plan to barbecue during the Memorial Day weekend.   97 Number of members of the 114th Congress who have served in […]

  • Ephraim Yacht Club Sailing Lessons

    Women’s Sailing Class (July 18-22): The focus will be on beginner and intermediate skills. This would be the perfect way to brush up and prepare for the women’s regatta the following week.   Laser Clinic (July 16 & 17): Do you have a Laser sailor in the family? Take advantage of Bobby Collins’ excellent coaching […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Strong Schools, Strong Community

    The following is an excerpt from a letter to Door County public school staff by the Strong Schools Strong Communities initiative. Interested individuals can contact their school district’s superintendent for info. From the moment a child steps onto one of our buses, or onto our public school properties, they enter a nurturing environment. This environment, […]

  • Door County League Baseball Results

    Standings As of May 22 Egg Harbor 3-0 Kolberg 3-0 West Jacksonport 3-0 Sister Bay 2-1 Institute 1-2 Baileys Harbor 0-3 Maplewood 0-3 Washington Island 0-3   Results May 22 Institute 0, Kolberg 11 Maplewood 5, West Jacksonport 10 Egg Harbor 4, Washington Island 2 Sister Bay 13, Baileys Harbor 0   Schedule All games […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Breaking Fast for Veterans

    The members of the Door County Veterans Service Council would like to thank everyone who attended the Armed Forces Day Breakfast – all proceeds from the annual breakfast will be used to help needy veterans in Door County. The Veterans Service Council would also like to thank all of the posts and auxiliaries for providing […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Carbon Pricing Is the Answer

    It’s time for our whole nation to join the clean-energy future. We don’t have time to fight state-by-state against fossil fuel corporations and the politicians they control. We need to tax fossil fuel out of existence, globally, in the next decade or so if we are to avert “catastrophic” climate change the worldwide scientific community […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Successful USPS Food Drive

    Door County mail carriers have proclaimed their recent food drive a tremendous success. Thanks to the concern our customers have for their less fortunate neighbors, we collected almost 13 tons of food to help stock the shelves at Door County food pantries. The 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive was held nationwide on May […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Cal Ripken Baseball League Results

    Results   May 16 Baylake Bank 12, Lions 0 Baylake broke the game open in the third inning with six runs. Winning pitchers: Charlie Neinas and Jack Peterson Leading hitters: Charlie Neinas, Jack Peterson and Chris Lodl   May 18 Baylake Bank 8, Bayship 1 Baylake broke open a tight game with five runs in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Wear Orange

    On June 2, 2016, you are invited to join millions of Americans to send a simple, undeniable message that we need to end gun violence in America. Started in 2013 to honor a friend who died from gun violence, some Chicago teens wore orange on his birthday. It has now evolved to a national movement. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: I Have A Plan

    In 1968 Richard Nixon campaigned for the presidency on the basis of “I have a plan” to end the Vietnam War. He never articulated that plan, it was just “trust me.” From 1969 to 1972, Nixon’s first term, 21,126 U.S. servicemen died in Vietnam. Donald Trump has a plan to “Make America Great Again,” but […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Renewed Attention and Focus at Sevastopol

      With recent changes in our district, we feel it is important to continue to communicate with you about the steps we’re taking to move forward. We are also asking for your help. Change is generally not easy and, at times, not everyone agrees with changes that are made. We know that is the case […]

  • Getting Dirty For A Cause

    HELP of Door County will hold its 2nd Annual Door’s Dirty 5k (DD5K) on June 4 at the Door County Adventure Center in Sevastopol. It’s a run. It’s an obstacle course. And there’s mud. “This course is a challenge for fitness monsters and mere mortals alike,” said Anni Lampert, HELP’s development director. “Who are fitness […]

  • Obituary: William “Will” Lindal

    William “Will” Lindal, 25, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday evening, May 22, 2016 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Kewaunee County. Will was born February 11, 1991 in Lake Forest, IL, the son of Daniel Lindal and Mary O’Hern. He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 2009. After a few years […]

  • Fish Creek Receives Conceptual Waterfront Plans

    At an open house in the Old Gibraltar Town Hall, the planners of Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (SEH) presented the conceptual plans for Fish Creek’s waterfront plan following recommendations taken at a charrette (a meeting of stakeholders to resolve conflicts) in the fall of 2015. The resounding theme during the presentation consisted of tweaks and […]

  • Door County Municipal News: May 27 – June 3

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meet at 4 pm on May 31. Town of Baileys Harbor: Effective June 1, Baileys Harbor will have a permanent recycling location at the Green Site north of downtown on Hwy. 57. Advanced Disposal will no longer do the bimonthly collection of recyclables at the Rec […]

  • Door County Memorial Day Services Schedule

    Southern Door: Sunday, May 29, with stops at 22 area ceremonies by members of American Legion Post 372 and “Taps” played by two Southern Door High School students. The schedule follows: 7:20 am: Town of Forestville Cemetery (County H) 7:30 am: St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Cemetery, Namur (Pit Road) 7:40 am: Brockhausen Cemetery […]

  • Cana Island Lighthouse

    Cana Island Represents Best of Public-Private Partnership

    The Door County Board of supervisors got a brief history lesson on the county’s relationship with the Cana Island Lighthouse at its monthly meeting on May 24. Door County Maritime Museum Executive Director Amy Paul teamed up with Corporation Counsel Grant Thomas and Door County Parks Department head Erik Aleson to present the story of […]

  • Peninsula Arts and Humanities Alliance Celebrates 25 Years

    by Sharon Grutzmacher, Executive Director, Peninsula Music Festival   If you are like most people, you are wondering: what is the Peninsula Arts and Humanities Alliance (PAHA)? And how could it have been in existence for 25 years and be virtually unknown? Formed as a committee of the Peninsula Arts Association (PAA), the original intent […]

  • Kewaunee County Municipal News: May 27 – June 3

    City of Algoma: The Public Works Committee meets at 4 pm on May 31. The Marina Committee meets at 5:30 pm on May 31. County of Kewaunee: The Extension & Zoning Committee meets at 3 pm on June 1.

  • Sturgeon Bay Motorcyclist Killed in Accident

    On Sunday, May 22, at 9:03 pm, the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, along with Luxemburg Fire, Rescue and First Responders, were dispatched to a motorcycle accident with injuries on County AB and Thiry Daems Road in the Township of Red River. William D. Lindal, 25, of Sturgeon Bay was transported to Aurora BayCare Medical Center […]

  • Rep. Kitchens Announces Ahnapee River Phosphorous Plan

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens announced plans for a new initiative to monitor total phosphorus (TP) and total suspended solids (TSS) loads in the Ahnapee River. Per Representative Kitchens’ request, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will fund and conduct a citizen-based monitoring effort to close information gaps that currently exist. The DNR plans to start […]

  • Viewing the Sky on Cloudy Nights and Clear Days

    by David Udell, DPAS president One of the biggest frustrations of amateur astronomers everywhere is dealing with cloudy skies. This past winter here in Door County we seemed to have nothing but cloudy skies for the better part of three months. The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) scheduled viewing nights at the Leif Everson Observatory […]

  • Florian II Celebrating 60 Years as Family Business

      The spot across Highway 57 from the Blue Ox in Baileys Harbor was first occupied by a stagecoach inn built by Carl Hendricks in 1885. The rooms on the second floor were equipped with small wood-burning stoves, assuring year-round occupancy, and there was an adjacent stable for the horses. About 1900, it was sold […]

  • Peter Diltz Retires from 40 Years in Door County’s Courts

    Like many other people, Peter Diltz’s introduction to Door County began as a vacation destination. “We were from a Chicago suburb. In 1958 our Door County connection started when my dad bought three cottages in Sister Bay,” he said. “My family started coming up here every summer.” Like many other vacationers, Diltz fell in love […]

  • Sundae + Mr. Goessl

    Sundae + Mr. Goessl Bring Vintage Pop to Brewery

    Seattle sweethearts Sundae + Mr. Goessl will kick off the summer music scene in Baileys Harbor with a refreshing take on vintage pop this Saturday at Door County Brewing Co. The husband-and-wife team of Jason Goessl and Kate Voss has been building a repertoire of classic tunes from the 1930s and ‘40s for just two […]

  • Students Practice Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Have you ever wanted to start your own business? Do you have a great idea on how to make money? Are you ready for a challenge? Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) and Southern Door County Schools are offering elementary and middle school students the opportunity to explore careers at the What’s Your Big Idea? Tech […]

  • Server of the Week: Chris Christensen

    Meet Chris Christensen of Rowleys Bay He’s their maintenance man and Jack-of-all-trades Beware: this guy needs a daily dose of chocolate Otherwise he gets as angry as an angry person can get!   When he’s not at the shop rebuilding classic cars He’s in the Rowleys bakery stealing brownies and dessert bars. His next assignment, […]

  • Cadence Inc. Expands in Sturgeon Bay

    The Door County Economic Development Corp. assisted Pro Products, Inc. acquire from the city the adjacent 2.74 acre parcel to their new 40,000 square foot facility in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park. They will be immediately constructing a new 5,625 square foot warehouse building to replace warehouse space in the current building that will be […]

  • Pro Golf Tips: Dust ‘Em Off

    Golf season is upon us and for many of you it will be a time to reacquaint yourself with your clubs. Maybe they have been in the closet for six months or freezing in the back of your trunk. Either way, go find your bag, clean your clubs and grips, and take this opportunity to […]

  • Wisconsin Sets 2016 Deer Quotas

    The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board approved deer hunting season framework and antlerless deer quotas for 2016 at its May 25 meeting in Madison. Final season framework reflects recommendations from County Deer Advisory Councils – 2016 marks the second year these councils have played a key role in Wisconsin’s deer management efforts. In addition to direct […]

  • Cana Island Lighthouse Restoration Wins Award

    Immel Construction has been honored with the prestigious “Top Project of 2015” presented by the Daily Reporter, a Milwaukee-based construction publication. Immel was awarded for its work renovating the Cana Island Light Station in Baileys Harbor. This project is the restoration of the historic light station on Cana Island. The rehabilitation of two historic buildings, […]

  • Reserve Judges Fill in for Retired Peter Diltz

    While Peter Diltz is looking forward to his new life as a private citizen, he does so with happy memories of his colleagues in the Door County judicial system. “I had been thinking about retiring the last three or four years, but I never felt right about it,” he said. “It makes it hard to […]

  • Haberlis Appeal to Jacksonport Against CAFO Designation

    Two farming brothers made what they referred to as a “last-ditch effort” by appearing before the Jacksonport Town Board at its monthly meeting on May 24 to enlist the help of residents in stopping what they say are punitive measures from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to turn their 300-cow farm into a […]

  • Obituary: Alice Marie O’Dean

    Alice Marie O’Dean, 82, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on May 22, 2016 at a Green Bay hospital.  She was born Aug. 19, 1933 in Door County to Carl and Lillian (Marcelle) O’Dean and was a graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School. Alice loved music, especially listening to live bluegrass music and having “jam sessions” with […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Street Art: Banners and Benches

    In past years, the Sturgeon Bay Street Art Project has featured sails, lighthouses and free form art, but the most common and distinctive installations have been the sturgeons for which the city is named. The project is entering its 16th year and this time around, it will be taking on new subject matter: benches. This […]

  • Obituary: LaVerne M. Cornell

    LaVerne M. Cornell, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Golden Living Center-Dorchester. She was born March 10, 1920 in Sturgeon Bay to Chester and Rose (LaViolette) Jensen. LaVerne graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1938. In 1941, LaVerne married Norbert H. “Jim” Miller in Dubuque, IA. Together they had […]

  • Obituary: Randy Franda

    Randy Franda, 60, of Nasewaupee, died suddenly on May 21, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center.   He was born December 21, 1955, in Sturgeon Bay to Ervin and Jeanette (Wagner) Franda.  On May 6, 1978, he married Joan Krause in Brussels. After high school, Randy worked for Roen Salvage and Bay Ship.  For most […]

  • Obituary: Michele Rae Van Den Bogart

    Michele Rae Van Den Bogart, 49, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 7, 1966 in Manistique, MI to the late Gordon and Charlene (Kerridge) Gould. On May 27, 2006, she married Tom Van Den Bogart in Sturgeon Bay. Michele was a […]

  • Obituary: John Hall Ries

    John Hall Ries, 59 fun-filled years old, died under hospice care on May 18, 2016 from liver failure due to alcoholism.  He was born in Algoma on Nov. 20, 1956 as a “bonus baby” to Peter and Jane (Hall) Ries. John was a bright, kind, fun-loving person throughout his life and touched many lives with […]

  • Academic Honors: Devan Schultz

    Devan Corinne Schultz, of Fish Creek, received the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Chancellor’s Leadership Medallion during the university’s Spring Leadership Awards Program held on May 13. Majoring in psychology with a minor in business administration, Schultz graduated Summa Cum Laude, with Honors in the Major, during the Commencement Exercises the following day, May […]

  • Anniversaries: Roy and Charlotte Lukes; Gardner and Margaret Orsted

    On May 27, 2016, “Door to Nature” columnists Roy and Charlotte Lukes will celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary.   On June 7, Gardner (Gardie) and Margaret (Marge) Zak Orsted will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. They will celebrate with a family gathering, including their daughter Janice (Mike) Hanson and son Wayne (Kate) Orsted, along with […]

  • Birthday: Gardner Orsted Celebrates 99 Years on June 2

    Gardner (Gardie) Orsted of Baileys Harbor is celebrating his 99th birthday on June 2. A lifelong resident of Door County, Gardie was a telephone lineman for the Door County Phone Company. In the early days, he dug the hole, placed the pole, climbed the pole, strung the wire and then installed and maintained the phone. […]

  • Birth: Katie and Erik Huehns

      Katie and Erik Huehns, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on May 14, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Mary and Rich Bobinski, Little Suamico, Wis. Paternal grandparents are Renee and Todd Huehns, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column: May is Supervised Visitation Month

      By Tami Walls, FAS Client Services Coordinator   When a court determines a parent may be a danger to a child physically or emotionally, the court may order that all parenting time by that parent be supervised. Evidence of such danger may include domestic violence (whether or not there have been convictions), alcohol or […]

  • Featured Pet: Cassandra

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) featured pet of the week is Cassandra. She came to DCHS more than a year and a half ago, and ever since has been actively searching for a family to call her own. She is truly a feline with few wishes, but simply requires a warm sunny window for […]

  • Pet Talk: Providing Nutrition for a Cat

      Q. What is appropriate nutrition for a cat, and how can one tell if one is providing properly for nutritional needs? A. Appropriate nutrition for a cat consists of six essential classes of nutrients that are fundamental for a healthy cat. The first and most important nutrient is water. A deficiency of water can […]

  • Wisconsin’s League of Women Voters to Hold Annual Meeting in Egg Harbor

    The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Door County will host the LWV Wisconsin Annual Meeting on June 3–4 at the Landmark Resort near Egg Harbor. The key speakers include: June 3 – Robert Atwell, CEO and chair of Nicolet National Bank, will address “The Economic Case for Improving Water Quality;” Representative Joel Kitchens will […]

  • Jacob Brey Receives Distinguished Service Award from Southern Door FFA

    At its annual awards ceremony and banquet, the Southern Door FFA presented Jacob Brey with the Distinguished Service Award. Brey provided valuable coaching to the FFA’s Dairy Judging Team. The team took sixth place out of more than 40 teams and received a team gold. Also at the awards ceremony, two seniors were recognized for […]

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Hosts Recycling Event in Baileys Harbor

    On June 4, 9 am – 1 pm, Immanuel Lutheran Church will host a recycling event at the Baileys Harbor Fire Station. Most items are free to recycle, and the event is open to all. Computers, household appliances and anything metal will be able to be recycled. There will be a small fee to recycle […]

  • Learn about Hormones and Aging at Center for Optimal Health

    Learn the facts about hormones and aging with Dr. Steve Bittorf at the Center for Optimal Health on June 7 at 5:30 pm. Dr. Bittorf, a Green Bay physician with a PhD in biochemistry, will present “Are You Living up to Your Full Potential?” He will share concepts of hormone measurement and balancing, a concern […]

  • Door County Humane Society Announces Dates for Next Therapy Dog Training Class

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is pleased to announce the dates for its third Therapy Dog Training Class. The dates for training sessions are June 15, 22 & 29 at 6 pm. This program takes household dogs with basic obedience skills and trains them to provide affection and comfort to people in nursing homes, […]

  • Gibraltar High School Inducts 11 New Members into NHS

    On May 17, 2016, the Gibraltar High School Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 11 new members. The induction ceremony was held at Maxwelton Braes Resort in Baileys Harbor. The keynote address was given by Principal Dr. Gereon Methner. Each new member had a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, was active […]

  • Southern Door School’s Barb Mueller Receives Special Education Paraprofessional Award

    Southern Door special education paraprofessional Barb Mueller has received the Wisconsin Council of Administrators of Special Services (WCASS) Region 5 Special Education Paraprofessional Award. She will receive this special recognition at the Region 5 spring luncheon on May 27. Mueller was nominated due to her commitment to working with children with disabilities in the area […]

  • CPR Classes Offered at Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department will offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. Classes are offered at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road on June […]

  • Gibraltar and Sevastopol Students Team Up to Fundraise for DOOR CANcer

    Gibraltar GBAY/DECA and Sevastopol Student Council teamed up to raise funds last fall during the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade. Students canvassed area businesses for donations for their raffle and collected donations along the parade route. Traditionally the parade committee selects one individual in the community to raise funds for, but, with several needs in the […]

  • Altrusa Receives WPS Grant for Back-to-School Fair

    Wisconsin Public Service’s Contribution Team has again provided a generous grant of $500 for Altrusa International of Door County’s Back-to-School Fair. Altrusan Cheri Meyvis wrote for the grant and was notified of approval and funding in late March. WPS, with a long history of supporting worthwhile programs, believes this Altrusa project greatly benefits the community. […]

  • Southern Door’s Tech Ed Department Receives Sander Donation

    The Southern Door High School Technical Education Department received a donation of a Timesaver wide belt sander for its woods area this spring. In addition to a grant received, local businesses contributing toward the purchase were: A.J. Deuchert Construction; Ahnapee Construction; Bay Lakes Builders & Development; Birmingham Builders; Brett Buhr Memorial Fund; Cabinet Creations & […]

  • Next Community Health Program to Focus on Preventing Suicide

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on suicide, “Ask a Question, Save a Life” on June 26 at 4 pm. The program will be held at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay, and licensed professional counselors Bonnie Connolly and Monica Nelson will lead the discussion. […]

  • Southern Door Celebrated Drive Your Tractor to School Day

    The first annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day was sponsored by the Southern Door High School FFA in conjunction with their “down on the farm” animal day. Twelve tractors were on display in addition to students showing a variety of animals including: calves, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, a pony, a donkey, cats, dogs, rabbits […]

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Announces 2015 Numbers at Annual Meeting

    Neighbor to Neighbor celebrated their organization’s achievements at their annual meeting and community social at Hope United Church on May 2. In 2015, 1,278 individuals benefitted from services provided by Neighbor to Neighbor. Door County residents saved more than $400,000 in medical expenses by using the organization’s services. One hundred and twelve volunteers donated 3,679 […]

  • Southern Door Formula High School Race Team Wins at Elkhart Lake

    The Southern Door Formula High School race team earned Best Overall Team Time and Fastest Drivers in the two divisions entered – stock and modified at the Elkhart Lake, Road America competition on May 9 & 10, 2016. The team top driver in the stock class was Reed Charles, and Jed Ring had the hottest […]

  • Two Vessels Christened at Bay Shipbuilding

    With high praise for the business relationships that made it happen and the workers who built them, two new vessels were christened at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay on May 20. Both vessels were built for Moran Towing Co., but will be leased to CF Industries, a major fertilizer company. The Barbara Carol Ann […]

  • Maritime Museum Highlights Work of Ben Shenkelberg

    The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay has opened a new temporary exhibit, An Architect and His Art, in its Reddin Bridge Room. The exhibition opened April 22 and features artwork by Ben Shenkelberg, the architect who designed the museum and is currently the architect for the proposed Maritime Tower project. “They’re all really […]

  • Ministry Door County Medical Center Named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

    Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay was named one of the iVantage HEALTHSTRONG Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States, selected from the Top 100 CAH list released earlier this year. “It is an honor to be recognized with this high level of distinction for providing care that really is […]

  • DCVB & DCEDC Host Social Media Marketing Workshops

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) will host email and social media marketing workshops in Baileys Harbor and Sturgeon Bay on June 1 & 2. Udo Misch and Erin Bemis, representatives from NeoCloud Marketing and Constant Contact, are back in Door County for essential training for local […]

  • Seaquist Orchards Hosts Next Buy Local Mixer on June 1

    Door County Buy Local is holding its next business networking mixer on June 1, 5:30 – 7 pm, at Seaquist Orchards Farm Market, 11482 Highway 42, Sister Bay. The event will feature a presentation by the Seaquist family, telling “The Story of Seaquist Orchards,” as well as tours of their facilities. The mixer will also […]

  • DC Brewing Co. Releases L’été Seasonal on June 1

    Door County Brewing Co. will release its summer Belgian seasonal, L’été, on June 1. A continuation of the brewery’s seasonal farmhouse ale series, L’été is Head Brewer Danny McMahon’s interpretation of everything he likes to see in a summer saison. “Perfect for summer, L’été is about freshness and being outdoors. We’ve kept this beer at […]

  • JEM Grants Awarded to Door County Wine Fest, Uncork Summer, and Maritime Museum

    Three events in Door County are expanding their marketing efforts with the help of Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grants from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The Egg Harbor Business Association is receiving a $20,000 grant for the inaugural Door County Wine Fest, Door County North is receiving an $8,000 grant for Uncork Summer/Door County Food, […]

  • All Ages Welcome to Join NexGen Young Professionals

    Door County adult residents of all ages are welcome to join NexGen Young Professionals Network, as are members of the local business community. There are three levels of membership to choose from: Individual – includes admission to all NexGen events (other program costs may apply), $50; Business – up to 10 young professionals from your […]

  • Richard Price Earns Million Dollar Round Table Membership

    Richard Price, an agent for New York Life in Sturgeon Bay and Green Bay, has earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) for 2015. Achieving membership in MDRT is a distinguishing life insurance career milestone, attained only by those who have demonstrated superior professional knowledge, experience and client service. MDRT membership represents the […]

  • Better Water Management Will Make A Difference

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the availability of $10.7 million in funding for research that could solve critical water problems in rural and agricultural watersheds across the United States. This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill and administered by USDA’s National […]

  • Introducing the Door Kinetic Arts Festival

    Major artists, including Campbell Scott, Eric Simonson, Rick Cleveland and Lydia Diamond, are now confirmed for the debut of the Door Kinetic Arts Festival June 12-19 at Björklunden. Broadway and Hollywood creative artists will collaborate with top Midwest, Wisconsin and Door County artists and performers to develop new plays and dances. Kinetic sculpture and short […]

  • Patio/Porch at Third Avenue Playhouse

    Patio/Porch is now on stage at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) through June 5. Written by Jack Heifner and directed by James Valcq, the structure of Patio/Porch is two one-act plays – one set on a patio and the other on a porch. Each play has two very different sets of characters both played by the […]

  • Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the Ephraim Village Hall

    Rogue Theater’s latest production is Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, which will be performed at Ephraim Village Hall over Memorial Day weekend. The show was brought to the forefront by Rogue actor and board member Chris Weidenbacher, who was a Vietnam War protestor and, ironically, had a son who served in Iraq. Weidenbacher and the […]

  • Sunset Cruise Through Death’s Door

    The Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands (FOPPI) are hosting a Sunset Cruise through beautiful Death’s Door Passage. This is a critical fundraising effort to assist them with the important work of protecting and preserving Door County landmarks. The cruise is scheduled for July 16 at 6:30 pm, leaving from the Island Clipper dock in […]

  • June Programs at The Ridges Sanctuary

    Summer is finally here and if you’re looking for opportunities to connect with nature, check out the June schedule at The Ridges. Guided Sanctuary hikes depart from the Ridges Nature Center in Baileys Harbor daily at 10 am & 2 pm beginning June 1. These relaxing 90-minute walks on the trails are led by seasoned […]

  • Beach Water Testing at Crossroads at Big Creek

    On May 27 & 28, the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek will be closed to the public as researchers from the Environmental Research Innovation Center (ERIC) of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh transform the Upper Level into a research laboratory for the summer. In the Crossroads lab, they will again test water from […]

  • Maifest 2016 Schedule of Events

    The Jacksonport Advancement Corporation will sponsor its 44th annual Maifest celebration at Lakeside Park this weekend, May 28 – 29. Saturday, May 28 Lakeside Park 8 am: Concession stand opens 8 am: Women’s Club stand opens – kolaches, funnel cake, cookies, pie, ice cream, popcorn & beverages 9 am: Maifest Juried Art Fair 10:30 am: […]

  • Trivia: Official Birthplace of Memorial Day?

    Question: Which New York village is the official birthplace of Memorial Day?   Answer: Waterloo, New York, which first honored the holiday on May 5, 1866.

  • Obsessions & Overheards

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “You don’t need to apologize for livin.’” “Keep dancing till you’re sweating and feel like your feet are going to fall off.” […]

  • Manners Matter: Long-Distance Love

    Dear Mary Pat, My girlfriend and I just finished our freshman year at college. I go to school here in Wisconsin and her school is in Ohio. Needless to say, we didn’t get to see each other very much over the past two semesters apart from when we were home for Christmas and spring break. […]

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    Framed: Scottie Parade

    Dorothy and Toto greet the crowd during last weekend’s Door County Scottie Parade through Baileys Harbor. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Wicked Cocktails: Berry Fizz

    Your weekends will soon be filled with sandy toes and lazy days at the beach. What better way to celebrate the warming weather than with a summery cocktail? Mike Holmes of the Wickman House has whipped up a great one for us – the Berry Fizz. Learn how to make the Berry Fizz in this […]

  • Cheers! Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien

    On a recent lazy gray Saturday afternoon, I decided to stream an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 as a backdrop to cracking open what I expected to be a fun bomber of beer from Switzerland. For a reason I cannot explain, I chose The Brute Man episode, featuring the pituitarily challenged Rondo Hatton. It […]

  • Mama Digdown’s Brass Band Plays Door County Beer Festival

    The sound of New Orleans is unmistakable, but it rarely makes its way north. Fortunately, it will march into the peninsula for the 2016 Door County Beer Festival in Baileys Harbor. Mama Digdown’s Brass Band, called “one of the best brass bands, anywhere,” by New Orleans Jazz legend Bob French, has traveled the world spreading […]

  • The Cookery Begins Summer Music Series

    Katie Dahl will be resume her weekly performance at The Cookery’s wine bar on Wednesday evenings throughout the summer and fall starting June 1. Dahl is a Door County folksinger known for her sharp-witted lyrics, intricate melodies, and engaging performances. Dahl’s June performances will begin at 6:30 pm, and she will begin at 8 pm […]

  • CatBird Sings at Lost Moth Gallery

    Lost Moth Gallery is happy to present CatBird on May 28 for an evening full of upbeat singing. Folk singers Sue Fink and Jane Godfrey will delight the audience with their fun and upbeat songwriting and singing. Just as the catbird incorporates songs and sounds of other birds and animals to create its own unique […]

  • Door County Maritime Museum Season Opening

    The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will offer free admission to children 12 and under when it hosts a day-long “season opening” celebration on May 28. Of course, the museum is open throughout the year, but this particular day will highlight some of the museum’s newest additions for all ages. Possibly the most […]

  • The Clearing Adds New Summer and Fall Classes

    The Clearing Folk School has added three classes to its offering of 33 classes this summer and fall. The added classes include: iPhone-ography: The Best Camera is the One That is With You! (Class #35), June 13 with Jerry Hug; Wood Carving 101 (Class #36), July 12 with Erik Rinkleff; and Watercolor Made Simple (Class […]

  • Door County Yoga Open House

    Door County Yoga is hosting an open house event to celebrate the launch of Sturgeon Bay’s first yoga studio on June 1, 5 – 7 pm. The open house is free and open to the public. People are invited to come by to meet the instructors, enjoy refreshments, ask questions, and register for classes. Door […]

  • Wedding Exhibit at Alexander Noble House Museum

    Wedding bells are ringing and inviting you to the Alexander Noble House Museum. Looking for something fun to do Memorial Day weekend? There are 15 wedding gowns properly prepared and on display. The newest one dates before 1960, and the oldest one is circa late-1800s. These dresses are more than white lace – ever seen […]

  • Local Marine Corps Golf Scramble

    Cherry Hills Golf & Lodge will host the 18-hole Local Marine Corps Golf Scramble on June 11 to benefit the Local Marine Corps Birthday Ball. Registration begins at 12 pm and a shotgun start follows at 1 pm. Play cost is $60 per player. Meal-only is $25 per person. To sign up or for more […]

  • Peninsula Golf Course Announces 2016 Tournament Dates

    The Peninsula State Park Golf Course has announced the dates for its upcoming tournaments. For details, visit or call 920.854.5791. June 6: Twosome Tourney (PGA member event) June 21: Peninsula Mixer Tourney July 17: Great Scandia Golf Benefit July 26: Peninsula Mixer Tourney Aug. 7: Mighty Viking Cup Aug. 8 – 11: Resorters Match […]

  • Reception and Demo Opens Fine Line’s Season

    Fine Line Designs Gallery announces its opening reception of the 2016 summer season will be held May 28, 4 – 7 pm. Exhibit I features the work of oil painters Debra Reid Jenkins, Liz Maltman and Bonnie Paruch as well as the work of bronze artists Jack and Alice McLean. Paruch will be on hand […]

  • Hardy Kicks Off Wall-to-Wall Salon

    The Hardy Gallery continues tradition with the not-to-be missed kick-off event of the 2016 season. Join them on May 28, 5:30 – 7 pm, at the Hardy Gallery on Anderson Dock in Ephraim to celebrate the launch of a new season with the annual Wall-to-Wall Salon. Guests will get a sneak peak at all submissions […]

  • Announcing Dates for Door County Wearable Art Shows

    Fashion followers – mark your calendars for the 2016 Door County Wearable Art Shows: July 9-10, Aug. 27-28 and Oct. 1-2. Each show will be from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Shop indoors at the Sister Bay Village Hall for contemporary, artist made women’s clothing, […]

  • Gills Rock Coffee Opens Season with Four Artists

    Gills Rock Coffee Shop will show the work of four artists this season. The exhibit features the artwork of photographer Ann Ratkowski, metal worker Lewis Risenhoover, mixed media artist Norm Knott, and clay artist Kris Franzke. Ratkowski has a passion for photography that started 40 years ago when she received a camera for a birthday […]

  • Art Collides with Fashion at Bazyli Studio

    Bazyli Studio Wearable Art in Baileys Harbor has opened its doors for the 2016 season. Home to resident artists Skye and Peter Ciesla, Bazyli is a destination gallery in a beautiful garden setting, ¼-mile from Highway 57. Peter’s dynamic and meticulously crafted coats, vests and jackets are fashioned from organic, reclaimed and recycled textiles. In […]

  • Outdoor Art Show at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery invites the community to Art Show 5: The Outdoor Art Show on May 29, 10 am – 5 pm. The exhibit features the work of Door County artists Dylan Lauger, mobile artist Ursula Perry, painter Mary White and potter Lynn Wood. Lauger’s artistic concrete graces the floors and tables of […]

  • Woodwalk Gallery Opening with Metamorphosis

    Woodwalk Gallery celebrates all of its talented artists in the first exhibition of the season, titled Metamorphosis, on May 29. Metamorphosis is a nod to the past juxtaposed with today’s creativity to show the evolution of each person’s art as well as reflecting the evolution of life we all experience. Tied into this theme is […]

  • Kinetic Sculptures Displayed at Angela Lensch Gallery

    Angela Lensch Gallery will feature the impressive outdoor copper wind sculptures by renowned, regional artist Dave Riemer. Visitors may recognize his mesmerizing copper wind sculptures from Egg Harbor’s Harbor View Park as well as many private collections and galleries around the Midwest. The flowering gardens of Angela Lensch Gallery now feature more than a dozen […]

  • Memorial Day Reception and Demonstration in the Courtyard

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a Memorial Day reception on May 28, 4 – 7 pm. Exhibit II featured artists include painters Julie Briede Ibar and George Shipperley, glass artists Stephen Gartner and Danielle Blade, jeweler Michael Michaud, and sculptor Carl Vanderheyden. “The natural world has always grounded me. In nature I find balance, pattern […]