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Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 10-17, 2017

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  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Nov. 10, 2017

    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? “Do you wanna just smell it?” “Nobody knows where Brussels is?! It’s home of the hashbrown sandwich, dammit!” “How do we feel […]

  • New Book Traces Mexican Immigration History

    Trace the diverse journeys – and trials and triumphs along the way – of generations of Mexicans who immigrated to and settled in the Upper Midwest in the newest addition to the Wisconsin Historical Society Press’s “People of Wisconsin” Series, Mexicans in Wisconsin by Sergio González. Arriving in Wisconsin from a variety of educational and […]

  • Trivia: In the original version of Hansel and Gretel (called “The Lost Children”), what took place of the wicked witch?

    Question: In the original version of Hansel and Gretel (called The Lost Children), what took place of the wicked witch? Answer: The devil Related Articles Trivia: What did Memorial Day originate as in 1868? Trivia: Which silent film by Georges Méliès is often credited as being the first horror film, and when was it released? […]

  • Dendler Work Acquired by Corporate Nonprofits

    Deborah Dendler, of Egg Harbor, had three oil paintings selected for acquisition this year by Boston nonprofit organizations for permanent public display: the South Boston Development Corporation, the Larry B. Price Center, and La Alianza Hispana. South Boston Development Corporation addresses the increasing need for affordable housing in South Boston. Dendler’s work will be displayed […]

  • Three Days of the Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl

    The Annual Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl announces the dates for 2017. Formerly a two-day event, this year’s schedule is extended to three days, Nov. 17-19. The public is invited to crawl, walk, drive, bike, saunter or sprint to visit 25 artists at 20 home studios or galleries. The event offers visitors an opportunity to learn […]

  • Idea Gallery Opens Small Works Show

    Exhibit #5 at Idea Gallery is a group show featuring a variety of smaller artwork especially good for gift giving. Gallery artists created new works in jewelry, pottery, cast glass, paintings and many more media. This new small works show runs from Nov. 11 through Dec. 21, open 11 am – 5 pm daily. Idea […]

  • Manners Matter: Introductory Issues

    Dear Mary Pat, My girlfriend never introduces me to people she runs into when we are out together. We’ve been dating for four months and it’s awkward when someone is talking to her and I’m just standing there. I’ve tried to bring it up to her, but she just laughs and says that it doesn’t […]

  • The Bestseller List: Nov. 10, 2017

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Sun and Her Flowers, by Rupi Kaur 2. Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur 3. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 4. Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly 5. History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande 2. Evicted, by […]

  • Cheers!: A Taste of Belgium from Old Duluth

    My, how far we’ve come. When I left my hometown of Duluth, Minn., some decades ago, the city’s oldest and only surviving brewery, Fitger’s, had been closed for several years. Today, Duluth is something of a craft beer Mecca. If only my younger self had realized the beer evolution/revolution was even coming to faraway-from-everything Duluth, […]

  • Artist Talk with Kari Anderson

    All are welcome at Hope Church for an artist talk with Kari Anderson on Nov. 18 at 3:15 pm. Arrive around 3 pm to view Anderson’s art, grab a plate of refreshments, and then listen as she answers questions about her journey in art and about the art she creates. Watercolor is a medium that […]

  • Framed: Star in “The Family”

    Sturgeon Bay High School graduate Rachel Seizer stars as Wednesday in the Madison Area Technical College’s production of The Addams Family Musical. Submitted. Related Articles Framed: Snowman Master Builders Framed: Pumpkin Exploration Framed: The Ultimate Fans Framed: Happy Birthday Amos!

  • Servers of the Week: June Gordon & Lesley Van Den Wildenberg

    These gals are smiling And glad as can be To fix your glasses And help you to see. Sat on your glasses And bent your frames? At Eyes For You There is no blame. They fix you up In just a short while And do it all With a great big smile. – Submitted by […]

  • Dendler Work Acquired by Corporate Nonprofits

    Deborah Dendler, of Egg Harbor, had three oil paintings selected for acquisition this year by Boston nonprofit organizations for permanent public display:  the South Boston Development Corporation, the Larry B. Price Center, and La Alianza Hispana. South Boston Development Corporation addresses the increasing need for affordable housing in South Boston. Dendler’s work will be displayed […]

  • All Door County Districts Below Average for State Aid

    The Department of Instruction (DPI) released its estimated 2017-18 funding and all Door County school districts fall below the average for state aid. Schools on the peninsula have consistently received very little in state aid due to property taxes on high-value homes covering a majority of the school’s budgets. The estimates are late to arrive […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 9 – 16

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm Nov. 14. County of Door:  The Emergency Services Committee meets at noon Nov. 13. The Museum & Archives Committee meets at 1:30 pm Nov. 13. The Board of Health meets at 4 pm Nov. 13. The county board holds its […]

  • Door to Nature: Sedges Have Edges

    One of the great joys of owning a piece of property is to get to know the plants intimately and to enjoy them often during all seasons. Our recent hikes along the glacial moraine east of our house revealed several of the largest and most beautiful patches of one of the widest-leaved sedges in Wisconsin […]

  • State News: Assembly OKs Lifting Mining Moratorium

    Assembly OKs Lifting Mining Moratorium The state Assembly has passed a bill lifting Wisconsin’s decades-old moratorium on sulfide mining. The measure passed on a vote of 53-38 on Nov. 2. “Knowing that we can do mining well here in Wisconsin, especially in northern Wisconsin, where we know a significant amount of resources are, we should […]

  • Neil Diboll Presents on Savanna Plants for Pollinator Gardens

    On Nov. 16, at 7 pm, Wild Ones of the Door Peninsula will bring Neil Diboll to Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Neil Diboll…in Door County! Diboll is known internationally as a consulting ecologist and a pioneer in using native plants in contemporary landscapes. He has nearly 40 years of experience in research […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tourists in Door County

    My wife and I had vacationed for more than 35 years in beautiful Door County before we moved to Ellison Bay in 2015. Our retirement plan included buying an historic building in Ellison Bay and opening a gallery – Lynn’s Pottery. We have been very pleased with the traffic and sales – of course Lynn’s […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Coward

    Estimates are that about 10 percent of those in the military are involved in actual combat. I was one of the 90 percent who never shot at anyone or was shot at but I do know combat veterans and do believe that actual combat is one of the greatest maladjustments anyone can experience. We don’t […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Library Happenings, Phone Scams, Capture the Spirit

    The Sister Bay Lions Club Halloween Party was held at the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Fire Station on Oct. 31, and from all accounts a great time was had by all. Many “thank yous” are extended to all the Lions Club members who worked so hard to make the Halloween party a success. This month’s show […]

  • Bill Seeks ‘America’s Dairyland’ License Plate Redesign

    Last month we reported on the suggestion by Kurt Bauer, executive director of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, that Wisconsin has outgrown the “America’s Dairyland” slogan seen on state license plates and that perhaps time has come to update the state’s image. He suggested the state motto “Forward” would be better suited to 21st century Wisconsin. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Who Will Be Muzzled Next?

    It is well known and easily observable that the current administration in Washington D.C. does not believe climate change is primarily human-caused. It is also well known that many administration officials have long-standing ties to the fossil fuel industry. For many of us those facts are both irrefutable and unfortunate. But now recent behavior has […]

  • United Methodist is Last Thanksgiving Meal Provider

    When Leslie Youngsteadt heard that United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay would be serving the only community Thanksgiving dinner in the county this year due to a lack of volunteers to make the meals happen at other locations, she was immediately thankful for the volunteers who will make this 38th annual Thanksgiving meal. “We get […]

  • Sister Bay, Liberty Grove Make Leaps in Wastewater Talks

    Two years after the last meeting between officials of Liberty Grove and Sister Bay replete with tension and inflexibility, the two municipalities took major steps toward agreement over ownership and management of the shared wastewater treatment plant. The first step was an explicit recognition that the plant was in fact owned by the Village of […]

  • By the Numbers: Veterans

    23.2 The percentage of U.S. veterans that are minorities. 50 The percentage of U.S. veterans that live in 10 states:  California, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Illinois. 2016 The year that Gulf War-era veterans became the largest cohort of veterans, with 7,271,000 individuals. 5,236 The number of veterans age […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The First Amendment

    The First Amendment to the American Constitution was written in 1791 and states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a […]

  • Celebrate the Holiday Season with Tree Planting

    Celebrate this year’s holiday season with friends and loved ones while supporting conservation and tree planting with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation. Returning for the eighth season, Give-A-Tree cards from the Arbor Day Foundation offer a unique holiday giving opportunity with conservation benefits that will endure for generations. And again this year, Give-A-Tree […]

  • Premier Resort Area Tax Could Pay for City Street Improvements

    The committee created last summer to look at transportation infrastructure needs in Sturgeon Bay recently released a draft report and a series of recommendations for the city. The eight-member committee was chaired by District 3 Alderman David Ward. After eight meetings in which the committee gathered 17 comments from the public and five written submissions […]

  • Planning Department Preparing for Change in Conditional Use Permits

    The Door County Planning Department is beginning to review its zoning code ahead of a possible change in conditional use permits currently going through the legislature. The change, wrapped in with other provisions being called the Homeowners’ Bill of Rights, will make it harder to deny conditional use permits and could make the rest of […]

  • Are We Doing Enough For Wisconsin Veterans?

    by Laurel Clewell, Wisconsin American Legion State Commander Wisconsin Veterans need our help. As our country and state temporarily shift their focus to honor the sacrifices of the men and women who served this Veterans Day, the moment also lays bare glaring shortfalls in actual commitments to our veterans. I am an Army veteran of […]

  • Southern Door Seeking $4.5 Million for Energy Efficiency Projects

    The Southern Door School Board held a public hearing on Nov. 6 on a resolution authorizing general obligation bonds not to exceed $4,500,000 for energy efficiency purposes, but the public did not show up. Nick Laubusch of the design/build/energy firm McKinstry explained that the schools financials “says to the public you’re fiscally responsible with money […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Nov. 9 – 17

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors.   The Expositor, November 7, 1873 The storm of Monday night of last week at Little Sturgeon was the most fearful ever seen at that place. The Dock […]

  • Kewaunee County Passes Manure Drip Ordinance

    In a 4½-hour joint meeting of Kewaunee County’s Land and Water Conservation Committee (LCC) and the Public Health Committee on Nov. 2, the members hammered out revisions to what is now known as the Manure and Agricultural Waste Irrigation Ordinance. In separate votes, both committees voiced support for the amended ordinance and passed it on […]

  • Crane Art Going Up in Egg Harbor

    Iron artist Boleslaw Kochanowski of Junction City was in Egg Harbor on Nov. 5 to work with mason Dave Schleicher to install a concrete base for a sculpture Kochanowksi has been commissioned to create. A family with a long connection to Door County commissioned Kochanowski to create the sculpture in honor of the matriarch of […]

  • Reps in the News: Gov. Walker Launches Campaign for Third Term

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker is calling for an “army of grass-roots volunteers” to combat what he says will be a coordinated attack against his re-election campaign by “big government” Washington-based special interests. Walker officially kicked off his re-election effort with a rally Sunday before a couple hundred backers at a factory outside of Milwaukee. […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Begins Leaf Collection

    The City of Sturgeon Bay has begun its fall loose leaf collection and will continue to collect leaves through Nov. 17, weather permitting. During the final week of collection, crews will pick up from residences one last time, so have your leaves raked to the curb by 7 am, Nov. 13. Once crews have picked […]

  • New State Directors for FSA, Rural Development.

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a slate of Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) State Directors, all serving as appointees of President Donald J. Trump. FSA State Directors help implement U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies in planning, organizing and administering FSA programs in their respective states. They are also responsible […]

  • Fire Chief Chris Hecht Featured in New Book

    We were recently contacted by Janet Wilmoth, special projects director for Firehouse magazine, the leading trade publication for the firefighting industry, who wanted to let us know that Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Chief Chris Hecht had been nominated and selected to be featured in American Firefighter, a book created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of […]

  • Kewaunee County to Increase Library Awareness After $350,000 in Fines

    Might a public library fine of $350,293 throw off your finances a bit? That amount is what Kewaunee County has been billed by other counties for library usage outside of the county between 2011 and 2016. When the Wisconsin Legislature passed Act 420 in 2006, it allowed a consolidated public library system maintained and financed […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Gather, Spread Truth

    Regarding the brief report on Ron Johnson’s comments as published in the Nov. 3rd “Your Rep in the News.” I sent the following letter to Ron Johnson via his website. Perhaps other readers will do the same: Hello Ron, I read with interest your comments of October 27th regarding the Mueller investigation. As reported in […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Nov. 9 – 17

    GIBRALTAR Girls Basketball Nov. 16 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL  Girls Basketball Nov. 14 vs. St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 7 pm Nov. 17 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR  Girls Basketball Nov. 14 @ Brillion, 7:15 pm Nov. 16 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm   STURGEON BAY Girls Basketball Nov. 14 @ […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Almost There, Mr. President

    Mr. President, It is almost the one year anniversary of your historic, unbelievable, totally incredible, and very, very, very good election to President of the United States, a role you were born to play, and I wanted to take a moment to congratulate you for almost being the leader you said you were going to […]

  • Egg Harbor Losing Part of Its Charm

    I am writing in regard to your Nov. 3, 2017, article, “Property Manager Hired for Egg Harbor Community Center.” As an Egg Harbor taxpayer and part-time resident I am saddened by the erection of the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion. An idyllic village with a population of 201 didn’t need a $6.5 million facility ($1.5 […]

  • Adopt-a-Soldier Serves 194 from Door, Kewaunee Counties

    It started with one young man in 2008. Matt Olson, a graduate of Sevastopol High School, enlisted in the Army and was twice deployed to Afghanistan. Nancy Hutchinson, who said Matt was “like a third son in our family,” remembered that her dad, Vickson Palmer, a veteran of the Korean War, and her husband, Clyde […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Questions

    In light of what has happened in the last month or so, I would like to put a different spin on the horrible events that have transpired. Let’s say instead of 58 people being killed in Nevada, a gunman gunned down 58 Senators in the Senate. Instead of 26 people being gunned down in Texas, […]

  • Adopt-A-Soldier Founder Recognized As Hometown Hero

    The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Nancy Hutchinson of Door County, Wisconsin as a “Hometown Hero” Nov. 9. Hutchinson, the creator of Adopt-A-Soldier Door County, was nominated by her State Representative, Joel Kitchens, for founding and growing the Adopt-A-Soldier non-profit over the last nine years. Annually, Hutchinson and volunteers for the program send out 1,504 […]

  • Snowy Owl Installed in Crossroads’ ‘Wisconsin Wildlife’ Exhibit

    On Halloween morning at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay, taxidermist Mike Orthober delivered and placed a snowy owl in their Wisconsin Wildlife Exhibit. To celebrate their acquisition, the Friday film on Nov. 10 at 2 pm is the documentary, The Snowy Owl. Those interested in attending should meet in the lecture hall of […]

  • Door County Maritime Museum Announces Merry-Time Festival of Trees Events

    After a successful fifth season in 2017 when festively decorated trees could be found throughout the Door County Maritime Museum galleries, the Merry-Time Festival of Trees returns in 2017 with 37 uniquely decorated trees and wreaths donated by businesses and individuals. The festival runs Nov. 11 through Dec. 12. Children’s raffles are planned for Nov. […]

  • Winter Market Begins Nov. 17 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

    With the tremendous, ongoing success of the summer farmers market in downtown Sturgeon Bay, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is holding a Winter Market with many of the summer vendors on board to sell their foods and other goods. The market will be held the third Saturday of each month, 9 am until noon, from […]

  • Door Community Auditorium Announces 2018 Winter Lineup

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) announces a winter season packed with entertainment with invigorating shows on DCA’s main stage and coffeehouse concerts in DCA’s cozy lobby. Bryan Nelson, co-chair of DCA’s programming committee, is looking forward to the upcoming winter season. “I’m excited about the cultural and entertainment offerings that our audiences and students will enjoy […]

  • Friends of Peninsula State Park Hold Online Auction for Eagle Tower Rebuild

    The Friends of Peninsula State Park is holding an online auction to raise funds for the rebuilding of Eagle Tower. Proceeds from the auction will help in reaching the goal of raising $750,000 toward the rebuilding of the tower. More than $650,000 has already been committed to date. Items for sale include artist creations made […]

  • Journalists Visit Sturgeon Bay to Highlight UW-Extension Family Programming in Upcoming Film

    On Nov. 8, Sturgeon Bay hosted Emmy Award-winning journalist, Doug Shimell of Focus Media Services in Philadelphia and Stephanie Colvin-Roy of the Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning located in Camp Hill, Penn. The two will work with Sturgeon Bay schools, families and University of Wisconsin-Extension staff to highlight the success of […]

  • YMCA to Hold Info Sessions for Diabetes Prevention Program

    During November, National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Door County YMCA is encouraging residents of the community to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that more than one […]

  • Southern Door Partners in Health Open Pickleball, Volleyball Nights to Community

    The Southern Door Partners in Health committee is sponsoring two activities for community participation for anyone 18 years of age and older. The activities are: pickleball starting Monday, Nov. 13, 6 – 8 pm in the high school gym; and volleyball starting Wednesday, Nov. 15, 5:30 – 7 pm in the high school gym. Those […]

  • Doulagivers of Door County Continue End-of-Life Community Discussions

    Doulagivers of Door County will host a discussion titled “What is a Healthcare Proxy?” on Nov. 14, 6 – 7:30 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Doulagivers of Door County hold monthly community discussions about end-of-life topics. Each month there will be a short educational presentation, followed by open discussion between all present. This is […]

  • Learn to Communicate with Elected Representatives at Nov. 15 Workshop

    On Nov. 15, 1:30 – 3 pm, learn how to advocate effectively at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Write On, Door County, Door County Civility Project and the League of Women Voters of Door County present this session designed to give effective strategies to communicate requests, opinions and concerns with elected representatives. This isn’t just […]

  • Volunteers Needed for Children’s Christmas Stores

    Door County 4-H is excited to once again host the Children’s Christmas Stores to offer youth an opportunity to purchase low-cost gifts for the holidays while learning about budgeting, giving and decision making. There will be two stores this year for children to shop at: Nov. 18, 10:30 am – 2 pm, Bay View Lutheran […]

  • Ellison Bay Hosts Christmas Tree Lighting, Free Chili Supper

    The Ellison Bay tree lighting and chili supper is Nov. 19 at 5 pm. All are welcome to join in the annual Christmas tree lightning followed by a free chili supper at Mink River Basin. Bring a non-perishable food item to the chili supper to donate to Feed My People. This event is sponsored by […]

  • Peninsula Preschool Collaborates with The Ridges on Nature-Based Curriculum

    The Ridges Sanctuary and Peninsula Preschool are thrilled to announce a new nature-based preschool collaboration for the 2017-18 school year. These two organizations have created the opportunity for the four-year-old Peninsula Preschool class to attend school at The Ridges one day per week. The classes in the fall and spring take place at the Ridges’ […]

  • Wisconsin State Patrol Reminds Drivers of Traffic Stop Guidelines

    Wisconsin State Patrol’s November Law of the Month reminds drivers of the guidelines to follow when stopped by law enforcement. Getting pulled over by a law enforcement officer can be a difficult experience, but following some simple guidelines will greatly enhance safety for motorists and law enforcement. State law (346.19) requires drivers to pull over […]

  • Nellie P. De Baker Receives 2017 Veteran of the Year Award

    Nellie P. De Baker (left) received the 2017 Veteran of the Year Award from the United Patriotic Society (UPS) of Brown County at their annual awards banquet held on Presidents Day at the Woods Supper Club in Green Bay. Presenting the award is UPS President Larry Heyrman. Submitted.  

  • Obituary: Walter ‘Wally’ William Otto

    Walter “Wally” William Otto, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Sunday, November 5, 2017 with family at his side. He was born February 25, 1932 in Germantown, the son of Walter George Otto and Mary (Schlesak) Otto. Wally graduated from Menomonee Falls High School in 1950. He served […]

  • Obituary: Mildred Elizabeth Wallace

    Mildred Elizabeth Wallace (Clarke), 98 years, died Nov. 5, 2017 in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. She was born October 27, 1919 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to her parents Anthony and Elizabeth Clarke (Pearson). After the death of her father, her mother married Thomas Foster. The family moved to Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania. Mildred was a graduate of Sandy […]

  • Obituary: Jack Lee Fabian

    Jack Lee Fabian, 70, of Salem, Oregon died Oct. 29, 2017. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Lee and A. Florence Fabian. A graduate of Vancouver Bible College, he dedicated his life to tell others about Jesus Christ. He touched many lives by generously giving of his resources and time. Whether he […]

  • Capture the Spirit in Sister Bay (Nov. 24-25, 2017)

    Kick off the holiday season with sparkling lights, holiday music, and a special visitor from the North Pole at Sister Bay’s Capture the Spirit event, Nov. 24-25. On Nov. 24 at 4:30 pm, the merrymaking begins at the corner of Mill Road and Highway 42 with the arrival of Santa, Mrs. Claus, and one of […]

  • Featured Pet: Marbles

    Meet Marbles, a one-year-old terrier/pit bull mix. She weighs about 50 lbs., and is a total sweetheart who loves, loves, loves to cuddle. She also still has her puppy enthusiasm. If you are looking for a sweet but energetic dog, Marbles might be the perfect match for you. If you would like to meet her, […]

  • Door County Master Gardeners Offering Winter Training

    The Door County chapter of the Wisconsin Master Gardeners under the guidance of the UW Extension System is offering the training program for interested volunteers this winter and is now taking applications. The application deadline is Nov. 21, 2017. Aside from possessing a genuine interest in gardening and a commitment to serve the community, no […]

  • Tavern League Donates to ‘Shop With A Cop’

    The Tavern League of Door County donated $300 to the Sturgeon Bay Police Department for their Shop With A Cop program, with a request for matching funds from the Tavern League of Wisconsin Foundation. Submitted photo. Related Articles Door County League Pitchers of the Year Parade, Arts & Crafts and Modern Day Drifters at Maifest […]

  • Halloween at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding

    On Tuesday, Oct. 31, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding held a trick-or-treat event for its employees and their families. Several dozen families walked their halls to show off costumes and fill pails, buckets and bags with treats, sweets and toys.

  • Alternative Milk Industry Opposes Baldwin Bill

    Leading advocates and organizations representing manufacturers of plant-based foods, including the Soyfoods Association of North America, the Good Food Institute, Blue Diamond, and Campbell Soup Company, have come together to oppose the Dairy Pride Act. Leading the coalition is the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA), a trade association representing 88 makers of plant-based foods, including […]

  • Bobcats Get New Home at Bruemmer Park Zoo

    Installation of a new bobcat exhibit is underway at Bruemmer Park Zoo in Kewaunee and soon Baxter and Isabella will move into a new home that’s nearly double the size of their current space. The approximate $35,000 cost of the new exhibit, which measures at 48’x24,’ is being paid for with donations made directly to […]

  • Amy Ludwigsen Resigns as Door Shakespeare Artistic Director

    The Board of Directors of Door Shakespeare, Inc. announces the resignation of its artistic director, Amy Ludwigsen. Ludwigsen joined the theater company in 2012 and has been responsible for all aspects of its business operations and its artistic direction during her five-year tenure. She leaves to focus exclusively on her role as Director of Development […]

  • Northern Sky Theater Presents ‘Home for the Holidays 2017’

    Door County’s award-winning Northern Sky Theater has announced the line-up for its annual holiday concert at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall. Now in its 11th year, “Home for the Holidays” will feature three talented performers Eric Lewis, Katie Dahl and Rich Higdon. The all-new concert for 2017 will play for six performances between Dec. 27 […]

  • Reclaimed & Company Sets Up Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Sturgeon Bay

    Reclaimed & Company will host local artists and makers in a Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Sturgeon Bay’s downtown shopping district, Nov. 17 – Dec. 23. The pop-up shop will be open daily from 10 am to 5 pm. The shop will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Reclaimed & Company will offer a variety of handcrafted items […]

  • Carol Ash Joins Door County North’s Board of Directors

    Door County North, the local business association for communities within the Town of Liberty Grove, announces that Carol Fitzgerald Ash, owner of Door County Love Granola/Kick Ash Products, LLC, will join its board of directors in November 2017. Ash is a native of Door County who, along with her husband Christian, launched Door County Love […]

  • Folk Singer Terry Murphy Releases New Album

    Fresh-baked bread, hippie chicks and front porch “settin’” get equal play against a backdrop of acoustic strings and harmonica in folk singer-songwriter Terry Murphy’s newest solo album, Curious Waters. A “showcase of a quieter, more optimistic look at the world around us,” Curious Waters is the sixth album released by the Door County multi-instrumentalist and […]

  • Catching Up with ‘Photo Secessionist’ Steve Stanger

    “Those shadows on the wall catch my eye right now,” said Steve Stanger, pointing to a patchwork of haphazard shapes splashed against his living room wall. “…it’s probably the play of light and dark that I see. Lines and angles.” Lines, angles and a soft focus are the defining elements of this Door County photographer’s […]

  • Review: ‘The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For’

    David McCullough’s new book The American Spirit will come as welcome relief to people who are so beaten down by the constant reports of bad or bizarre news that they are in no mood to give thanks or be merry during the forthcoming holidays. The American Spirit is small enough to fit into a Christmas […]

  • Southern Door Goes ‘Into the Woods’ with Fall Musical

    Southern Door High School dramatists are taking a cue from the dark and cold months of autumn with their fall musical, Into the Woods, a foray into the less-than-fairytale world of folklore legends the Brothers Grimm. The Brothers Grimm are Jacob and Wilhelm, 19th century German authors who collected and published such tales as Cinderella, […]

  • Tickets Going Fast for Neighbor to Neighbor’s Rib Fest

    Lynell Pickering-Blucher works for a company that sells medical equipment, but she’s putting forth a great effort this week for an organization that loans much of the same equipment for free. She and her husband, Luther, just marinated about 20 slabs of ribs to charcoal-grill for the nearly sold-out Rib Fest cook-off Saturday to raise […]

  • Sales of Village Cafe’s Egg Benedict to Benefit United Way Annual Campaign

    During November, Village Cafe located in Egg Harbor at 7918 Hwy 42 is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every order of Eggs Benedict sold in November, $1 will be donated to United Way of Door County. The funds will go toward meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign for 2017. To learn more about […]

  • White Cottage Red Door Extends Seasonal Hours

    White Cottage Red Door will have extended seasonal hours through the end of the year. Their hours are 9 am – 5 pm Thursday through Monday, and 10 am – 4 pm Sunday. They are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. These hours are effective now through Dec. 30. They will be closed January through April, and […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Nov. 6, 2017

    Crop prices (Nov. 6) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.06 -0.44 $2.89 Soybeans $8.82 -0.96 $9.01 Wheat $3.49 -0.81 $3.14 Oats $2.32 -0.30 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.98/bushel -0.52 New-Crop Corn $3.24/bushel -0.70 Wheat $3.55/bushel -0.75   Basis: The difference between the local […]