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Peninsula Pulse May 31-June 7, 2024

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  • Obituary: Daniel L. Ripp

    d. May 31, 2024 Daniel L. Ripp, 79, of Sturgeon Bay died unexpectedly at home on May 31, 2024 from natural causes. He was born in Sturgeon Bay the son of the late Francis “Fritz”, Janice (O’Connor) Ripp. After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School in1963, Dan studied at Golden State University. He retired as […]

  • Obituary: Anthony “Bud” Zawojski, Jr.

    April 15, 1935 – May 29, 2024 Anthony “Bud” Zawojski, Jr., age 89, of Egg Harbor, died on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Born on April 15, 1935, to Anthony Zawojski, Sr. and Helen (Duso) Zawojski in Rossford, Ohio. Bud met the love of his life, Judith Reskey, while serving in the United States Army and […]

  • Obituary: Eleanor Joan Erickson

    Feb. 24, 1934 – May 21, 2024 Eleanor “Joan” Erickson (nee Gabrielsen), age 90, of Ellison Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Serenity Spring at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. The daughter of Edna (Alatalo) and Eugene Callahan. She was born on Feb. 24, 1934, in Kaleva, […]

  • Obituary: Richard “Red” L. Cotter

    Sept. 5, 1932 – May 28, 2024 Richard “Red” Lawrence Cotter, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at the Unity Hospice Jack and Engrid Meng Residence in the Town of Ledgeview (De Pere). He was born Sept. 5, 1932, in Chicago, the son of William Sylvester Cotter and Florence Margaret (Betz) […]

  • Obituary: Susan R. (Vandersteen) Tebon

    Sept. 30, 1945 – June 2, 2024 Susan R. Tebon, 78, of the Town of Gardner, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, June 2, 2024. She was born Sept. 30,1945 at the Farragut Naval Hospital in Idaho. Her parents were John and Muriel (Rymer) Vandersteen. She was a proud Wildcat and graduated from […]

  • Obituary: Joanne J. Nelson

    May 2, 1934 – May 30, 2024 Joanne J. Nelson of Chevy Chase, Maryland, Washington Island and Scottsdale, Arizona died on May 29, 2024 at 90 years old, after a full and complete life.  Joanne was preceded by her husband of 32 years, J. William “Bill” Nelson, and her beloved 15-year-old son, Christopher Andrew Vedenlov […]

  • Obituary: Rosemarie J. Conard

    April 14, 1940 – May 29, 2024 Rosemarie Jelaine Conard, a beloved daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on May 29, 2024, at the age of 84. Born on April 14, 1940, in Wisconsin to the late Eli and Laura (LaCrosse) Engebose. Rosemarie married the love of her life Florian Conard Jr and […]

  • Obituary: Gerald (Jerry) Ervin Neinas

    Sept. 18, 1939 – May 27, 2024 Gerald (Jerry) Ervin Neinas, 84, Algoma, died on Monday, May 27, 2024 at his home. He was born Sept. 18, 1939, in Sturgeon Bay to the late Ervin and Evelyn (Mickelson) Neinas.   Jerry graduated from Algoma High School in 1957. He worked with his father Erv as […]

  • Listen Up!

    An Evening of Country Music June 1, 7 pm, The Fiddler’s Farm, 6951 Cty C in Sturgeon Bay,  Enjoy classic country and Western swing at this 118-year-old Southern Door Barn. Tickets cost $22. Arilya June 1, 7-10 pm, Kitty O’Reilly’s Irish Pub, 59 E. Oak St. in Sturgeon Bay This husband-and-wife pop-rock duo is inspired […]

  • Big In Japan – And Sister Bay

    Fat Belly is expanding its waistline with a few new twists to their menu. The selection of sushi rolls has doubled, and includes the Salmon Lovers (spicy salmon, cucumber, coconut macadamia crunch) and Unagi (eel, mango, daikon and citrus togarashi). If that doesn’t get you rolling, try the Japanese street fries (crispy pork belly, chili […]

  • Obituary: Lois Marshall Rice

    June 3, 1918 – May 26, 2024 Age is simply the number of years friends and family were able to enjoy this amazing woman. Lois Marshall Rice was born on June 3, 1918 to Vera and Ray Marshall in Whitewater, Wisconsin and died at the age of 105 on May 26, 2024, at the Pete […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Be Careful What You Wish For

    As I watch news coverage of the presidential campaigns I hear a number of Republican voters claim that America is in terrible shape, our Southern border is out-of-control, the economy is terrible and what America needs is a “strongman.” But I can’t help wondering: Do people understand what will change if we exchange Democracy for […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Can’t We Come Together?

    Can someone please tell me what these signs the Democrats have posted throughout the county mean? The ones that say, ‘Vote Democrat, they vote for us.” What is it they support that you are so appreciative of? From what I see this country is in a very precarious position and I am very concerned as […]

  • Carrington And 3 Sheeps Pair Up For Dinner

    Carrington is hosting its Gastropub Beer Dinner from 6-9 pm on June 14 to celebrate the upcoming Door County Beer Festival. The six-course dinner features a selection of beer pairings from Sheboygan’s 3 Sheeps Brewing Company, a participating brewery at the festival. The pairings: Wisconsinitis cream ale; fresh Renard’s cheese curds, Lemongrass pils; Peking duck […]

  • Letter to the Editor: In Praise of ER Service at DCMC

    We arrived in Door County for a work camping gig at the beautiful Wagon Trail Campground in Ellison Bay. On our second day of work there, my wife experienced severe abdominal pain. We were past the time for the Sister Bay Clinic to be open so we opted for the Emergency Room at the Door […]

  • Local musician albums

    In addition to selling local art, the Pearl of Door County offers albums by local musicians. That includes this vinyl record by Tony Bessen, a guitarist and singer who played with Dorothy Scott and the Peacekeepers at the Pearl on May 26. The shop is located at 143 S. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Photo […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You to Sturgeon Bay Postal Employees

    Working for a municipality, I go to the post office weekly, and with elections, sometimes daily. Our Sturgeon Bay Post Office employees do an amazing job. They were not the ones who decided to take on Amazon packages and work endless hours to get little praise. These people are our neighbors, friends and people in […]

  • Family-Friendly Music At Crossroads

    Family musician Randy Peterson will perform June 7, 5:30 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek. The show will be held at the outdoor amphitheater, a five- to 10-minute walk from the parking lot along the Meadow Trail. Bench seating will be available at the amphitheater, or guests can bring a camp chair or blanket. After […]

  • Katie Dahl Plays Woodwalk

    Local musician Katie Dahl will play Woodwalk Gallery on June 7, 7 pm. It is her only planned solo performance in Door County this summer or fall.  Known for writing evocative, intelligent songs with a strong sense of place, Dahl is an internationally-touring playwright and songwriter. Though she’s particularly well-known in Door County, Dahl has […]

  • Naturalist, Author And Pollinator Discussions At Crossroads

    “Natural Connections” columnist and Cable, Wisconsin Natural History Museum director Emily Stone will discuss her adventures and the potential to explore the natural world locally and globally when she gives a free program at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, June 4 at Crossroads at Big Creek. Melinda Meyers will appear in a free webinar, “Unappreciated Pollinators,” at […]

  • Server of the Week: Sierra Arneman, Sonny’s Pizzeria

    If you’re hunting in the kitchen and there’s nothing in the fridge, There’s a place right on the water, up above that steel bridge. Climb the stairs and check the view – there’s sailing ships and sturdy tugs. Here comes a pizza from Sierra, delivered with great love. If you haven’t had it yet, try […]

  • Two More “Are We Listening?” Events

    The next event in the “Listening to Door County Artists” panel series, held June 4, 6:30-8 pm, will center on local writers. The free event correlates with Rebecca Carlton’s installation/social sculpture, Are We Listening?, located at the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC). The “Listening to Door County Artists” series will continue on Tuesday evenings […]

  • Open Door Pride Kicks Off Photo Exhibit

    A kickoff party for pride month and an opening reception for Open Door Pride’s photography exhibit, What’s My Pride?, will be held at the Miller Art Museum’s M3 satellite space on June 1, 5-8 pm.  The exhibit will include 20 new photos of community members displaying chalkboard signs that share what pride means to them. […]

  • Glass Art At The Kress

    Piece by Piece, a glass-art exhibit, will be on view at the Kress Pavilion June 1 through Sept. 27. The exhibit features four artists who each take a unique approach to glass as a medium. Gary Chaudoir makes intricate stained-glass pieces, Joe Kaftan makes representational mosaics, and Barb and Doug Henderson make vibrant fusions of […]

  • American Culture On Exhibit At UUFDC

    In Plain Sight: The Photography of David Graham will be on exhibit June 2 through July 28 in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s (UUFDC) gallery. David Graham’s subject is the American cultural landscape. A tireless traveler and a natural-born storyteller, Graham finds the space between private expression and public vulgarity, hinting at a […]

  • Idea Gallery Announces Workshop Schedule

    Registration is open now for Idea Gallery workshops. The summer schedule starts with an aluminum-casting workshop led by Theresa Lind on June 22. Next up is an oil and cold-wax painting workshop led by Karen Sako, July 13 and 14. Another painting workshop, this one focusing on oil painting with a palette knife, will be […]

  • Art At The Miller Is Basis For New Book

    The Wisconsin Visual Artists Northeast Chapter Show 2024, on view at the Miller Art Museum through July 6, includes a work of art that is the basis for a new children’s book.  The book, A Friendly Tree, is by Wisconsin wildlife artist Joan White and Green Bay Press-Gazette journalist Warren Gerds. The book is available […]

  • Community Totem Project Continues

    At this month’s First Friday event, June 7, 5-8 pm, guests can continue working on a community totem sculpture at the Pottery CO-OP. The gallery will provide the pole base, then participants can create clay shapes to attach to it via slipping and scoring. The finished product will be on display in the Pottery CO-OP’s […]

  • Shepherd Of The Bay Music Showcase

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will present its first-ever Shepherd Showcase on June 8, 2 pm. The concert is based on the West Side Story song “Something’s Coming,” written by Leonard Bernstein. The show will feature violin, saxophone, trumpet, organ and piano music, plus vocal performances by a choir, soloists, duets, trios and quartets.  […]

  • RSVP For Annual TAP Gala

    Third Avenue PlayWorks’ (TAP) annual gala will take place June 23, 6-9 pm, at Landmark Resort. The event will feature a silent and live auction, a cocktail reception and entertainment from Door County blues musician Cathy Grier. Tickets cost $100. Visit thirdavenueplayworks.org or call 920.743.176 to RSVP. Reservations must be made before June 9.  Landmark […]

  • Dancing Into Summer

    Woodwalk Gallery will display a type of art that’s different from its usual repertoire on June 6. That day, the Egg Harbor gallery will host a dance performance, Sprung, put together by Ellison Bay native Willa Wilde.  In addition to organizing the event, Wilde will also dance during it, along with a slate of other […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Gets Women’s Fund Grant

    Plus, events to kick off the season Midsummer’s Music received a $5,500 grant from the Women’s Fund of Door County for its dedication in spotlighting women composers and performers. With women constituting 64% of the organization’s 2024 ensemble, the ratio of female performers at Midsummer’s Music is almost the reverse of the national standard, executive […]

  • Vote On Art In The Door

    Voting is open now for Destination Door County’s (DDC) second-annual Art in the Door contest, which spotlights art that captures the look and feel of Door County. An expert jury has chosen eight finalists for the contest: Angela Faber, Ann Lee, Carol Byron, Ken Zenger, Leslie Paulus, Linnea Frederick, Matylin Demars and Summer Benton. Of […]

  • Music And Poetry At Write On

    Rebecca Meacham will read from her new collection, Feather Rousing, at Write On, Door County, June 1 at 2 pm. Music by the Griffon String Quartet, Midsummer’s Music’s resident ensemble, will accompany the reading. Light refreshments will be served during the free event. Feather Rousing blends historical fiction and personal memoir. Tragic, funny and surreal, […]

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Stars Sandra Marchetti

    Chicagoland writer and educator Sandra Marchetti will make her first appearance at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s (UUFDC) Dickinson Poetry Series on June 5, 7 pm. An open mic and refreshments will follow Marchetti’s reading. Marchetti won the 2023 Twin Bill Book Prize for Best Baseball Poetry Book of the Year. She wrote […]

  • Summer Fun At The Library

    At the Egg Harbor Library, 7845 Church St., patrons can drop into the Maker Space to create a glass mosaic on a rock. An easy-to-use grout kit will be provided so artists can complete their work at home after the adhesive cures.  If you have a sentimental rock from your travels that you’d like to […]

  • Bestsellers week ended May 19

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Just for the Summer, by Abby Jimenez 2. This Summer Will Be Different, by Carley Fortune 3. The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig 4. Murder Your Employer: The McMasters Guide to Homicide, by Rupert Holmes 5. Horse, by Geraldine Brooks TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and […]

  • Navy Grants $579,181 To NWTC For Welding Rodeo, Workforce Development

    In response to the urgent demand for skilled shipbuilders, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) has been awarded a grant of $579,181 from the Department of Navy’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education and Workforce Program. This initiative aims to attract and grow a new talent pool to bridge the workforce gap in Northeast Wisconsin’s […]

  • DCEDC Revolving Loan Program Helps New Businesses

    The Sturgeon Bay Door County Economic Development Corporation Revolving Loan fund recently played a part in the change of ownership of Skip Stone Coffee Roasters, located in the Village of Sister Bay. The fund, which was created by the city of Sturgeon Bay and the County of Door and is administered by Door County Economic […]

  • State Works To Expedite Nursing Credentialing

    Wisconsin Secretary of Safety and Professional Services Dan Hereth, and Assistant Deputy Secretary Jennifer Garrett, met with leaders and several board members, May 23, including board member and Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) at Door County Medical Center (DCMC).  Much of the discussion centered on the current time frame for recent nursing-school graduates to complete […]

  • Summerset Acquires Death’s Door Marine, Port A Pier Site

    Summerset Marine Construction acquired Death’s Door Marine, a marine service provider based in Sturgeon Bay, effective May 17.  Through the acquisition, Summerset gained operators, equipment and more than 30 years of know-how by bringing longtime Death’s Door owner Mike Kahr into the business. “He will continue to play a vital role in the new entity, […]

  • Fincantieri Receives $1-Billion Navy Contract

    The Department of Defense announced May 24 that Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) was awarded a contract valued at a billion dollars to build two additional Constellation-class Frigates: FFG 66 and FFG 67. FMM received the contract for the lead ship of the Constellation-Class in April 2020, and the Navy has exercised five options for follow-on […]

  • Southern Door High School Staff And Students Earn Awards

    Mary Hall, who stepped in as Southern Door High School Musical Drama Director after a last-minute resignation last summer, has been recognized as one of the most “Influential Theater Educators” in the area by the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program. The honor acknowledges her impact and dedication to performing arts education, as nominated […]

  • Door County Environmental Awards Four Scholarships

    The Door County Environmental Council announced the recipients of the 2024 DCEC Scholarship Awards. The $1,000 scholarships are awarded in perpetuation of a fund from the former organization, the Door Property Owners.  Recipients include Stephanie Felhofer from Sevastopol High School, who will study business at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota; Spencer […]

  • Retired Teachers Attend State Conference

    Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators’ Association members, including President Jesse Harness, Secretary Ellen Mathu and member Yvonne Harness, attended The Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association (WREA) spring regional meeting this month in Fort Atkinson. WREA Challenge Award winners from Wisconsin high schools provided videos highlighting their projects, including a project from Luxemburg-Casco High School special education teacher Morgan […]

  • Students And Veterans Attend Rural Safety Day

    The Door County Farm Bureau hosted its Rural Safety Day on May 22. Third-grade students from throughout the region attended the event and learned lessons at 15 stations including electrical safety, water safety, fire safety, first aid, mental health, bullying, safety around large animals, tractors and farm implements, pet safety, bike safety, sun safety, emergency […]

  • Filing Deadline Only Days Away for State, Federal Candidates

    Door County voters have two Congressional seats on the November ballot as well as a state Assembly seat, and all three races are shaping up with only days remaining to file. The candidate filing deadline is Monday, June 3, to turn in nomination papers, declarations of candidacy and campaign registration statements to get on the […]

  • Affordable Housing Project Proposed for City

    City-owned property located along North 14th Avenue south of Georgia Street next to Evenson Laundry could be the future site of an affordable housing project with the construction of three apartment buildings totaling 48 units. The Sturgeon Bay Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee recommended Tuesday that the city sell the former Nebel Construction parcel to the […]

  • Barricades Come Out, Customers Stream In

    Construction hiatus pleases Egg Harbor business operators  A steady stream of customers filed into Main Street Market on Saturday, past veteran Rich Woldt, who handed out poppies for the Memorial Day weekend. Since the state removed road-closed signs for the holiday weekend, and the village ordered detour signs removed each weekend in late May and […]

  • Conor Waterstreet Earns a Bill-Signing Pen

    When Sturgeon Bay High School student Conor Waterstreet – now 18 and a 2024 graduate – got a bill “signed into law” in 2022 by the YMCA’s Youth in Government program, he didn’t think it would become an actual Wisconsin law. But it did. “I didn’t think it would ever make it this far,” Conor […]

  • Kalin Montevideo Named Permanent SBFD Chief

    Sturgeon Bay’s Police and Fire Commission approved the hiring of Kalin Montevideo as the city’s permanent fire chief, effective immediately, after Montevideo had been serving as the interim chief since February. The decision followed the commission’s May 23 closed session to conduct interviews.  “Throughout her career and through the interview process, she exhibited the leadership […]

  • Bonovich Enters ‘not Guilty’ Plea

    Brian Bonovich pled ‘not guilty’ to 10 felony charges of possession of child pornography during his arraignment, May 22, in Door County Circuit Court.  The former Baileys Harbor resident – his official residence is now Milwaukee – and Door County real estate owner and developer was first arrested Nov. 14, 2023 on the 10 felony […]

  • Students, Staff, Parents Involved With Superintendent Interviews

    The Sevastopol school board met with six candidates during two interview sessions and narrowed things down to a handful of potential finalists on Tuesday, May 28.  Current Superintendent Kyle Luedtke is leaving the district at the end of June for another position, after serving Sevastopol for seven years. The board is required to release the […]

  • Dumpster Watch

    As the Gibraltar School District starts demolition and construction of its $29.8-million referendum project, things have ended up in the dumpster. And people are apparently watching. Recent Facebook posts forwarded to the Peninsula Pulse showed a school dumpster full of plastic, metal-framed chairs. People questioned why the chairs were thrown out without being offered. One […]

  • Senators Push For On-Time Newspaper Delivery

    A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill last week that will require the U.S. Postal Service to perform to a certain level before it can apply a surcharge to periodicals, or local newspapers, to deliver their papers. Local newspapers across the country use the USPS to deliver newspapers to subscribers – and the Peninsula […]

  • Concept Plan Recommended To Redevelop Waterfront By Yacht Club

    Sturgeon Bay’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee recommended Tuesday that a final concept plan be approved to redevelop the waterfront area on city-owned property at the end of Nautical Drive next to the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. The proposed redevelopment includes repairs to the dock wall, building a new pavilion for the Sail Training Foundation (STF) […]

  • AROUND THE DOOR: Stuck Tugboat

    The Donny S tugboat is even more mired in Baileys Harbor with water levels far lower than when the boat was first abandoned around 2021. When we checked out the status, it looked like a shell game: the owner was supposed to move it on orders from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), but […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Nova

    Nova, a fun-loving 3-month-old puppy, is ready to find her new family and available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus. This sweet, energetic girl weighs 22 pounds and has plenty of growing to do. She knows how to “sit” and “leave it.” Nova enjoys going for walks, taking in all the […]

  • HEALTHY AGING: Can Door County Become a Blue Zone?

    by CYNTHIA GERMAIN [email protected]  Blue zones are regions of the world where people live much longer than average, often surpassing the age of 100 while maintaining good health and vitality. Journalist Dan Buettner first identified these areas, studying worldwide communities that had unusually high concentrations of centenarians with a team of experts. From Okinawa, Japan, […]

  • PARENT CORNER: The Next Generation of Flower Gardeners

    My late Grandma Char visited Door County the first weekend of June for decades, with my mom and her siblings in tow. They would eat at The Viking Grill and Johnny’s Cottage, spend a day on Washington Island, another shopping up and down the peninsula. Come Sunday, Grandma ended her trip at a local greenhouse, […]

  • Creating a Virtual Village

    A virtual village is coming soon to Sister Bay and Liberty Grove.  Senior Advocates for Independent Living (SAIL) will bring a mutual assistance model that can help seniors remain in their homes by tapping volunteers among neighbors – and potentially high school students earning community volunteer credits – to offer help with simple chores like […]

  • Benefit For Brussels Resident

    A craft sale, bake sale, cornhole tournament and event June 15, with food, drinks and local music, will help raise funds to offset financial demands, including the loss of work and travel for cancer treatments, for Grace Willming, a 19-year-old Brussels resident.  Diagnosed with Hodgkins’ lymphoma at the end of her senior year, Willming began […]

  • Bridge Club Welcomes Players For New Season

    The Door County Bridge Club will resume June 4 for another season of duplicate bridge. Sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), duplicate bridge games will be held every Tuesday at 12:30 pm through the end of September. Players are encouraged to show up with a partner, and prior reservations are required. Solo players […]

  • Community Foundation Gives To Girl Scouts

    Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) has been awarded a $4,000 Sustainability Grant from the Door County Community Foundation for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in Door County. The Door County Community Foundation funds come from the Betty and Andy Lawrence Memorial Fund, the Ruth and Hartley Barker Memorial Fund, the Sharon L. […]

  • Canary Fund Provides Helper Grants

    The nonprofit Canary Fund seeks to recognize the activists, visionaries and change-makers across Northeast Wisconsin who work to address unmet needs in our communities. Any individuals from 12 Wisconsin counties – including Door, Kewaunee and Brown – can apply for grant dollars of between $1,500 and $5,000 beginning June 1 at thecanaryfund.org. Starting June 1, […]

  • Washington Island Radio Launches Fundraising

    Washington Island Radio now has call letters, a frequency, a tower and site, and a construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC.) It needs $18,000 for an antenna and the supporting infrastructure to broadcast as a noncommercial, low-power FM radio station serving the island. A fundraising campaign launch party is set for 6-9 pm […]

  • Women’s Club Resumes Monthly Meetings

    The Baileys Harbor Women’s Club’s welcomed new members Sharon Brabson, Nancy Kexel-Calabresa, Joanne Skaggs and Katherine Jones during the club’s first official meeting of the season May 23.  The ladies meet monthly and enjoy social gatherings and community projects, including furnishing seasonal decorations at the post office. The ladies will continue with their traditional Strawberry […]

  • Barbie Expert Comes to Sturgeon Bay

    An expert on all things Barbie will join the Sturgeon Bay Library to celebrate the doll’s 65th anniversary.  That expert is Sharon Verbeten, the De Pere-based author of The Best of Barbie. She wrote the book long before last year’s blockbuster Barbie movie revived the doll’s long-lasting popularity, penning it in 2001 while working for […]

  • Dream Discovery Discussion At The ADRC

    A new Dream Discovery Discussion group will meet at the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County on the first Tuesday of each month, starting June 4, 1-2:30 pm.  Participants can discuss their dreams and what they might mean. Steve Freier and co-host Denise Jacobs will lead the discussion.  Call 920.746.2372 to register. […]

  • Miss Wisconsin To Be Crowned In June

    Thirty women will vie for the title of Miss Wisconsin 2024 as the competition returns to Oshkosh, June 19-22 at the Alberta Kimball Auditorium at Oshkosh West High School.  Twenty-three women will compete for the title of Miss Wisconsin’s Teen 2024, which will be selected June 21.  The shows will feature Miss Wisconsin 2023, Lila […]

  • Horseshoe Bay Farms Tours

    Tours resume June 1 and continue through Oct. 27 at Horseshoe Bay Farms. Throughout the 90-minute tour, guides will walk visitors around the property and into some of the historic barns, past the Stickwork art and around vegetable and flower gardens. Participants will learn about the Egg Harbor farm’s history and the nonprofit organization’s vision […]

  • Egg Harbor’s Mr. FixIt The Topic Of Program

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society at 7 pm Tuesday, June 4 will present a program on one of Egg Harbor’s legends from the past, Harvey Haen, a product of an eighth-grade education and a self-taught engineer and mechanic. His most noted invention was the cherry shaker, the mechanical cherry picker – an invention that helped […]

  • HISTORY HUB: A Fishy Story

    by KAREN BOARD MORAN, Liberty Grove Historical Society Archivist Liberty Grove is surrounded by 45 miles of shoreline with 10 harbors. Those waters contain plenty of fish to catch, if you know what you’re doing. My favorite family tradition began in the 1960s: my family would eat smoked chubs at Sand Bay Park, then build […]

  • Forest-Bathing Hike Björklunden

    Jane Burress will host a weekly forest-bathing wellness hike every Thursday in June, 1:15-3:45 pm, at Björklunden. Refresh your mind, body and soul during this slow, guided nature walk, organized by Doorway to Nature. Enjoy local refreshments and conversation at the end. Registration is required 48 hours in advance at forestbathingfinder.com. The cost is $35 […]

  • Beach Meditations In Kewaunee

    Picture this: waves are lapping on the shore. Soothing sounds begin to play. You breathe and allow all stress to float away. Author, coach and Kapa Kai SEA Soundscape Meditation Artist founder Love, Bobbie Jo is offering beach meditations in Kewaunee this summer for the eighth year. The sound bath meditation sessions take place on […]

  • Shop Skincare At Drömhus

    Try out SØSTRE SELF skincare products and have all your skincare questions answered during an event at Drömhus on June 4, 5-7 pm. Light snacks and drinks will be provided during the unique shopping experience. The first 10 guests will receive a free sample kit, and there will be two chances to win a 30-minute […]

  • WAMI-Winners Play Door County This Summer

    The Coves, a Door County-based alt-rock band, took home the Rising Star of the Year award at the 42nd-annual Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Awards on May 19.  The trio of musicians is made up of Johnny Delorit, 18-year-old songwriter, vocalist and guitarist; Izzy DeGrand, 18-year-old drummer; and Riley Stieglitz, 20-year-old bassist. The band began […]

  • 2024 Door County Farmers Markets

    ‘Tis the season for farmers markets. Here’s a rundown of where you can get fresh local fruits, veggies, flowers, plants, art, gifts, baked goods and more, all while meeting – and supporting – the farmers and artisans who produced them. The following events are subject to change, so check our weekly events calendar for updates. […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: A Close Encounter of the Porcupine

    My friend John Maring and I had just finished checking most of the nest boxes on our trail when we walked out to the last one in the field west of my house. As we approached the garden shed, we heard some strange rumbling and scratching sounds and wondered if an animal were caught inside. […]

  • Motorists: Watch Out For Turtles This Spring

    In another reminder to ‘Keep Wildlife Wild,’ Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages the public to help nesting turtles by following a few actions throughout the nesting season: • Drive cautiously: Slow down, be alert and reduce distractions, especially on roads near wet areas, lakes and rivers. • Share sightings: Report turtle observations, road […]

  • Villagios Italian Steakhouse: No Longer on Simmer

    At long last the lights are on, the pasta is boiling and the ribeyes are sizzling at Villagios Italian Steakhouse in Egg Harbor.  The latest incarnation of Villagios – the Italian restaurant previously located in Juddville, and now located in the former Trio at the corner of County Road E and state Highway 42 – […]

  • Pulling Back the Curtain: Winter in the vineyard at Anchored Roots

    In Door County, winter yields to spring grudgingly. So when Eric Gale, owner, grape-grower and winemaker at Anchored Roots winery, asked if I was interested in learning about grapevine-pruning while winter was still gripping the peninsula, I agreed, anxious for a distraction.  I had been introduced to the idea that wine is made in the […]

  • Patient Progress at Cherry Hills

    From doing chores on the family dairy farm to serving in the U.S. Marines, Jon Martell took an unusual pathway to becoming a golf course owner and operator.  Yet here he is in his 10th year operating Cherry Hills Golf & Lodge north of Sturgeon Bay and continuing to gradually and carefully make improvements to […]

  • Wild Things: Top Targets for Free Fishing Weekend

    If you like saving money and always wanted to try fishing or check out Door County’s state parks, this weekend’s for you. No fishing licenses or stamps are needed during Wisconsin’s second Free Fishing Weekend of the year, June 1-2, and admission fees for the state parks are waived those two days. If you’re an […]

  • Open House for Children First Development Center

    A new child care center will welcome students for its first day of operations on Monday, June 3. That’s when Children First Development Center will open its doors in what was once the Barker Center in Sturgeon Bay.  An open house for the public is scheduled for Saturday, June 1 from 1-3 pm, at the […]

  • Arts Board Celebrates at Write On

    Leaders and founders of more than 15 Door County arts nonprofits and galleries gathered at Write On Door County on May 28 to celebrate 50 years of the Wisconsin Arts Board.  At the event, Arts Board Executive Director George Tzougros addressed the funding disparity Wisconsin faces when compared to neighboring states when it comes to the […]

  • A Recap of the 2024 Washington Island Birding Festival

    Photos and text by TIM SWEET I’ve been attending the bird festival based on Washington Island since 2018. The event provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with bird guides who willingly share their expertise with less experienced birders like me. This year I was with Stephen Winter, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and […]

  • Birch Creek Offers Adult Music Programs

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center will offer wind ensemble, chamber music and piano retreats for adult learners this August. The wind ensemble retreat, Aug. 14-17, will help musicians enhance their music-reading and performance skills.  The program is in its seventh year, and past attendees include community band members, band teachers and other active amateur players. […]