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Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 11-18, 2016

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  • Christmas by the Bay, Old Timey Folk & More Weekend Plans

    Start your holiday season with a visit to Sturgeon Bay for this weekend’s Christmas by the Bay! Carry that holiday joy through the rest of the weekend with local arts and crafts, music and a late-autumn hike. Friday, November 18 Celebrate the Holiday Season Sturgeon Bay hosts its annual Christmas by the Bay this weekend, […]

  • Bayview Bridge Closing to One-Lane Traffic Nov. 16-17

    The Bayview Bridge will be closed to one lane traffic on Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 17 from 9 am to 3 pm, for some gusset repair that has not been finished from when the bridge was down. The snooper inspection truck will be on the bridge inspecting the gusset replacement so one lane […]

  • Voters to Decide on Koulias House

    The Town of Jacksonport has set Nov. 15 as the date for residents to vote on what to do about the empty Koulias property at the town’s Lakeside Park. In order to help the decision, those who would like the house to be removed from the property and those who would like to see it […]

  • Door County Businesses Extending the Season

    While we are used to businesses throughout the peninsula closing up shop at the end of October, there are more business owners choosing to stay open into the winter months. The move could help burgeon winter tourism as the question, “Is there anything to do here in the winter?” is answered. Many business owners agreed […]

  • Pet Talk: Helping Arthritic Dogs

      Q: Charlie is our nine-year-old Labrador who is really slowing down. We’re thinking he may be getting arthritis. Any suggestions on how to help keep him comfortable?   A: Slowing down can certainly be a symptom of arthritis but it isn’t the only reason for a decrease in an older dog’s normal activity, so […]

  • Featured Pet: Fred and Ethel

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) would like to introduce you to Fred and Ethel. Unlike the loud, nagging and fame-hungry couple we all know and love from the I Love Lucy show, these two have a different story. Fred and Ethel were abandoned and then brought to DCHS in September 2016. Instead of being […]

  • New Career for Rev. Olin Sletto

      Countless people retire in Door County. And many of them, finding they’re not as ready as they thought they were for a life of leisure, look for something purposeful to fill their time. The Rev. Olin Sletto is one of these people. The difference is that both his new career and his backstory are […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Native Competes in World’s Toughest Mudder

      Sturgeon Bay native Matt Hanson will compete in his fifth World’s Toughest Mudder in Las Vegas, Nev. this weekend. Hanson returns to the 24-hour obstacle course race with a renewed determination and training plan after dropping out due to hypothermia the past two years. “I ran my third World’s Toughest Mudder and I got […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Gold in the Swamps

      Typical of the oaks, there is a red oak near our front yard that is tenaciously hanging on to its leaves. I look at one leaf being spun around by the wind and wonder how long it can be subjected to such constant stress before it finally comes loose and falls to the ground. […]

  • Wanted: Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs

    By Annie Deutsch, Door County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent   Calling all citizen scientists, want-to-be entomologists, or anyone who just likes a good treasure hunt. The brown marmorated stink bug, Halyomorpha halys, is an invasive insect spreading throughout Wisconsin, and I want to know if it is in Door County! There is only so much sampling […]

  • Science Snippet: What Direction Do Deer Run When Scared?

      When a herd of deer is frightened, in which direction are they likely to run? Czech scientists decided to find out by startling 188 groups of roe deer grazing in open fields. Once startled, the scientists tracked the direction in which they fled. Try to guess the direction by selecting one of the following […]

  • A Soldier’s Story: Richard Haney Describes His Father’s WWII Service

    Had it not been for a series of unfortunate circumstances, his father would never have been drafted during WWII, Dr. Richard Haney told a rapt audience at a recent dinner meeting of the Door County Historical Society. Richard, a retired professor of 20th-century U.S. history, American military history and Wisconsin history at UW-Whitewater, earned his […]

  • Green Bay Looks to Even Series Against Tennessee

    The Green Bay Packers will begin their three-game road trip on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. The Packers (4-4) will take on the Tennessee Titans (4-5) in a noon matchup in Nissan Stadium. Following a 3-1 start to the season, the Packers found themselves on the losing end in three of their last four games, including […]

  • 2016-17 DCY Swim Season Begins

    The 2016-17 season has officially started for the Door County YMCA (DCY) swim team. Around 140 swimmers make up the DCY swim team, ranging in age from five to 19 years old. The competitive swim season officially kicks off the season with DCY’s first meet at the Stevens Point Fall Invitational this weekend, Nov. 12-14, […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: Nov. 3, 2016

      High Series: Aaron Shepit 625, Brett Anschutz 616, John Voight 614   High Game: Aaron Shepit 226, Justin Anderson 225, Brian Tourmo 224   High Team Game: AC Tap 885   High Team Series: Husby’s 2,462

  • High School Winter Athletics: Nov. 11-18, 2016

    GIBRALTAR   Girls Basketball Nov. 15 @ Brillion, 7:15 pm Nov. 18 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL   Girls Basketball Nov. 18 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR   Girls Basketball Nov. 15 vs. Peshtigo, 7:30 pm Nov. 18 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm   STURGEON BAY   Girls Basketball Nov. 15 vs. […]

  • Professional Sports Standings: Nov. 7, 2016

    As of Nov. 7  NFL Standings – NFC North (Team, Overall Record, Overall PCT) Minnesota Vikings, 5-3, .625 Detroit Lions, 5-4, .556 Green Bay Packers, 4-4, .500 Chicago Bears, 2-6, .250   NBA Standings – Eastern Conference-Central Division (Team, Overall Record, Overall PCT) Cleveland Cavaliers, 6-0, 1.000 Detroit Pistons, 4-3, .571 Chicago Bulls, 4-3, .571 […]

  • Commentary: Honoring Veterans’ Legacy of Service

    by John A. Scocos   On this Veterans Day, I want to thank each and every person who ever swore an oath and donned the uniform of a Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airmen or Coast Guardsman. No matter the era or where duty called you, you took a solemn oath to defend this great nation of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Rock Art, or ‘Cairns’ near Cave Point in Door County

    I am writing to support the public’s opportunity to build small stacks of beach rock, sometimes called “cairns,” along a small stretch of the rocky shoreline just north of Cave Point. The cairns were generally restricted to about 250 yards along the narrow beach, which is accessed by making one’s way down a small embankment. […]

  • Plum Island Nuisance Deer Control Program

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is partnering with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to implement a Nuisance Deer Control Program on Plum Island of the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Controlling the deer on Plum Island will have a positive impact on forest regeneration and the rare plant community of this alvar ecosystem. […]

  • LEED Tours Continue at Sister Bay Home

    Nov. 11 marks the third of four in-construction open houses for what is expected to be Door County’s third LEED Platinum home. Each open house is structured as an educational opportunity for the public to learn about energy-efficient home construction and about the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program), which results in some […]

  • Obituary: Marion Barbara Johnson

    Marion Barbara (Dier) Johnson, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died November 5, 2016 in the comfort of her home with her family at her side. She was born June 26, 1925 in Algoma, the daughter of the late Carl and Lillian (Fett) Dier. On February 13, 1944, Marion was united in marriage to Harvey Maxwell Johnson at St. […]

  • Obituary: Bernice Emma Severson

    Bernice Emma Severson, 92, formerly of the Town of Egg Harbor, fell asleep in the loving presence of her family and awoke in the arms of the Lord, Friday afternoon, November 4, 2016 at Pine Crest Village in Sturgeon Bay where she had been living the past year. She was born at home in West […]

  • Birth: Melissa Krueger and Shane Lamb

    Melissa Krueger and Shane Lamb are parents of a son born at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay, on Oct. 19, 2016.

  • Fish Creek Veteran Receives Letter of Appreciation from Boy Scout Troop

    Under the leadership of teacher Lunette Eichler, the Boy Scout troop at the Hope D. Wall School for special needs children in Aurora, Ill., the troop receives retired flags from American Legion posts and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The boys cut out the stars from the flag and sent them with a letter of […]

  • Door County Nature Works Hosts Gift of Giving Event on Nov. 12

    On Nov. 12, 10 am – 5 pm, Door County Nature Works in Egg Harbor is once again hosting its annual Gift of Giving Event. During this event, 20 percent of purchases will be donated to the charity of the customer’s choice. The charities to choose from are: DOOR CANcer, Inc.; United Way of Door […]

  • Baileys Harbor Rated One of the Most Comfortable American Cities by Expedia

    Baileys Harbor was rated as one of the most comfortable cities in America by travelers in a recent Expedia article, “101 Most Comfortable Cities for Travelers 2016.” Guest reviews were analyzed to determine the cities across the United States with the highest ratings in hotel comfort. Tourists often consider recommendations from other travelers and the […]

  • End-of-Life Consultant Leads “What Is Your Legacy” Writing Workshop

    On Nov. 13, 1 – 3 pm, Marggie Hatala will lead a writing workshop, “What is Your Legacy,” at Nelson Healing Center in Sturgeon Bay. What words would you use to describe the meaning and purpose of your life? How would you clearly state to those you love, and to the world, exactly who you […]

  • First Baptist Church to Screen ‘The Insanity of God’ Nov. 13

    The community is invited to view the showing of The Insanity of God on Nov. 13 at 6 pm at First Baptist Church of Sister Bay. The Insanity of God is the true story of missionaries Nik and Ruth Ripken. After spending six hard years doing relief work in Somalia and then experiencing the death […]

  • Gibraltar High School Hosts Blood Drive and Be The Match Recruitment

    Gibraltar High School will host a Red Cross Blood Drive and Be The Match donor recruitment at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on Nov. 14. The blood drive will be held from 9 am to 2 pm. Due to time and scheduling constraints, an appointment to donate is needed. Leave a message at 920.868.3284, ext. 244. […]

  • Door County’s Christ Child Society Celebrates with Shower of Love, Dec. 8

    Members of the Door County chapter of the Christ Child Society celebrated the 150th birthday of Christ Child Society founder Mary Virginia Merrick by sewing 60 flannel burp clothes. This first National Make a Difference Day was based on the theme, Layettes of Love, since the packing of layettes goes back to the society’s origin […]

  • Northern Door Children’s Center Cancels 2016 Holiday Home Tour

    Due to a shortage of homes for the event, the annual Holiday Home Tour on Thanksgiving weekend to benefit Northern Door Children’s Center is canceled for this year. In order for the event to be successful, it is necessary to have five homes. This year there were only three homeowners who were able to participate. […]

  • Southern Door High School Celebrates American Education Week on Nov. 17

    On Nov. 17, Southern Door High School will join Americans nationwide in celebrating American Education Week. Learn more about Southern Door High School through a guided tour, hosted by Principal Steve Bousley and Southern Door High School students. This tour will include highlights of their featured programs specifically designed to address the needs of students […]

  • ‘Create a Safe Home’ Workshop at Sturgeon Bay YMCA for Parents, Caregivers

    A community workshop at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA on Nov. 18, 9-11 am, for parents, grandparents and caregivers of young children will share strategies to “Create a Safe Home.” Ask the experts from the Door County Public Health Department, Sturgeon Bay Fire Department and Door County Sheriff’s Department about home safety strategies to safeguard infants […]

  • Northern Cloverleafs 4-H Group Holds Snow Pants & Winter Boot Drive

    The Northern Cloverleafs 4-H group is doing a snow pants and winter boot drive for school-age children. Many children are not properly equipped for winter snow fun. The Northern Cloverleafs are looking for x-small to x-large youth sizes. Donations can be dropped at the Jacksonport Town Hall from 3 to 6 pm on Nov. 13. […]

  • Upcoming Meeting Dates Released for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

    MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSNext (moms of first to fifth graders) meet the second and fourth Tuesday each month, 9 – 11 am, at the Sturgeon Bay Community Church. Dates are Nov. 22, Dec. 13, Jan. 10 & 24, Feb. 14 & 28, March 14, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23. Sturgeon […]

  • Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Organized for Nov. 23 at Scandia Village

    The Northern Door Ministerial Association is organizing a first-ever Interfaith Thanksgiving Service for Nov. 23 at 7 pm in the Meadows Gathering Room at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. There will be special music by Cynthia Stiehl and Katie Dahl, sharing of thanks by several religious traditions and a time of fellowship. As a gesture […]

  • Fun with Friends Nights Continue in Baileys Harbor through Nov. & Dec.

    Ten youngsters who live in Baileys Harbor and are in grades 6-8 at Gibraltar enjoyed the first Fun with Friends Night at the town hall on Nov. 4. The event was rated a huge success with about half of the eligible students in attendance. Pizza was provided by Cornerstone, cookies, apples and cider left over […]

  • Shepherd of the Bay Holds Sale to Benefit Haitian Artisans

    During November and December, Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay will hold a sale to raise money for artisans and their families living in Haiti. For many years Haitian craftsmen and women have gained recognition for their beautiful artwork created from recycled metal drums and river stones. The church has gathered a […]

  • Free ‘Intro to Essential Oils’ Class at Northern Door YMCA

    On Dec. 7, “Introduction to Essential Oils” will be held at the Northern Door County YMCA in Fish Creek at 10 am as part of the Wisdom Wednesday series. Learn about what essential oils are, how they work, if they’re safe for kids and pets, etc. This class is a beginner class for all ages. […]

  • Gibraltar Eighth Graders Raise Funds for DC Trip at Jack O’Lantern Days

    As a community-minded organization, the Fish Creek Civic Association (FCCA) works hard to make Fish Creek’s events as beneficial to the Door County community as possible. This year, the kid’s games in the Gibraltar Old Town Hall at Jack O’Lantern Days were staffed by Gibraltar middle schoolers. They were fundraising for their class trip to […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Markets to Watch Post-Election

      At Pulse press time, the outcome of the presidential election was still unknown. Even so, there are a few markets to watch no matter which way the nation votes. Markets are all about predicting what will happen in the future. When it comes to presidential elections, that means making decisions based on who you […]

  • Door County Medical Center Officially Transitions from Ascension Ministry Health Care

    On Nov. 1, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) and Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) announced the beginning of DCMC’s official transition from its affiliation with Ascension Ministry Health Care to its partnership with HSHS. The new organizational structure, in which HSHS enters into a minority interest affiliation with DCMC, will allow DCMC to continue to […]

  • Blossoms Flower House to Host ‘Holiday Sip and Shop’

    Kick off the holiday season by celebrating the art of entertainment and thoughtful gift giving at Blossoms Flower House during their Holiday Sip and Shop event. Storewide there will be 25 percent off items, including holiday, home decor, handcrafted gifts and more. Enjoy fabulous food, drinks and company while shopping their unique, American-made product lines. […]

  • Shop Local during Moo-La-La Giveaway, Nov. 18-Dec. 14

    The Moo-La-La Giveaway tradition continues for the 2016 Holiday season in Sturgeon Bay. During three weeks, from Nov. 18 to Dec. 14 – businesses around Sturgeon Bay will have Moo-La-La Giveaway entry boxes. Fill out an entry slip each time you shop or visit one of the participating businesses. No purchase is necessary; no cost […]

  • Ame Thorson Joins Team at Action Realty

    Action Realty is pleased to announce that Ame Thorson has joined the “A” Team in Sturgeon Bay. After leaving the area for eight years Thorson is back and selling real estate with Action Realty. She was the former broker at Quest Realty (Ame Grail) from 2000-2008. She has a lifetime of knowledge of buying and […]

  • DATCP Now Accepting Agricultural Enterprise Area Petitions

    The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is now accepting petitions for Agricultural Enterprise Areas to be designated in 2017. Agricultural enterprise areas, or AEAs, are blocks of land that are primarily in agricultural use for farming and for businesses that serve the farming sector. They are created when at least five […]

  • Trivia: What U.S. Magazine Has the Highest Circulation?

    Question: As of June 2016, what is the U.S. magazine with the highest circulation?   Answer: AARP The Magazine, with 23.1 million copies per issue.

  • Book Review: ‘The Road to Little Dribbling’

    Bill Bryson is a Midwestern writer who loves Britain. Born in Des Moines in 1951, Bryson first visited England when he was only 20. He eventually married an Englishwoman, settled in England, obtained dual citizenship, and launched a successful career as a travel writer. His latest book, The Road to Little Dribbling, begins with a […]

  • Server of the Week: Cindy Phillips @ Gibraltar Schools

      When you set foot in Gibraltar Elementary School Expect a smiling face to greet you Meet Ms. Cindy Phillips, school secretary Your go-to lady for elementary-related queries. A class act, always on top of her game, Providing a positive experience – that’s her aim!

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Nov. 11, 2016

    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?   “I was going to leave, but you don’t leave when ‘Locomotive Breath’ comes on. It’s a matter of principle.”   “I’m […]

  • Manners Matter: Is Live Trapping Best?

    Dear Mary Pat, My roommate saw a mouse in the basement as well as some droppings. We rent an older home from a couple who doesn’t live locally and we are responsible for a lot of the maintenance for the house. We are at odds at how to deal with this situation. I’m up for […]

  • Cheers!: A Happy Danish-Belgian Berliner Weisse

      This beer has been calling to me from the shelf for weeks now, and finally I could no longer refuse its siren song. Hallo Ich Bin Berliner Weisse is a cheery cherry offering from the always offbeat Danish brewer Mikkeller. This particular German beer was actually brewed for Mikkeller by the Belgian De Broef […]

  • Gibraltar One-Act Heads to State Competition

    Yes, they’ve done it again! For the 11th time since they first entered statewide one-act play competition, Gibraltar students and director Lizz Thomas have made it to the finals and will be competing for top honors at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Nov. 17-19. “We started in 2004,” Thomas says, “with a play […]

  • Questions & Artists: Plein Air Painter Lori Beringer

    This interview came about, as do most, in an interesting way. Rick Brawner and I were painting in the Plymouth, Wis. “Paint the Town” plein air event this fall. I had taken my paintings in and took a quick walk through the hanging area. One painting stood out and it was a beautiful work showing […]

  • New Overtime Rule Hits Seasonal Businesses Hardest

    The Department of Labor’s new rules on overtime pay for employees is going into effect on Dec. 1, and while the business community nationwide is resisting the changes, seasonal businesses such as those in Door County could suffer most. The biggest change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is in the salary level that […]

  • Liberty Grove Open Military Honor Circle

    The Liberty Grove Historical Society (LGHS) announced the opening of its new Military Honor Circle to all Door County veterans and active duty personnel. Situated on the historical society’s grounds overlooking Ellison Bay, it is the first memorial monument in Door County honoring individual military personnel, according to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Excavation for the […]

  • Southern Door Students Present ‘Seussical’ Nov. 10-13

    The fantastical worlds created by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel have captured the imaginations of children across the world since the release of his first children’s book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937. Over the next 53 years, he wrote more than 60 books, largely under his well-known pseudonym Dr. […]

  • Eagle Tower Receives Matching $100,000 Grant

    A local foundation has approved a $100,000 dollar-for-dollar matching grant for the Eagle Tower fundraising efforts. This news arrives weeks after an initial $100,000 donation was confirmed, which allowed the project committee and state department to move forward with the selection of an architect/engineer. Donations made through foundations or other grants do not apply to […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 10 – 18

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The common council meets at noon on Nov. 15. The Plan Commission meets at 7 am on Nov. 16. County of Door: The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am on Nov. 14. The EMS Committee meets at noon on Nov. 14. A joint meeting of the Administrative and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Continues Leaf Collection

    The City of Sturgeon Bay will continue with the collection of leaves through the week of Nov. 14-18, weather permitting. Once the crews have collected your materials, please do not place any more out as they will not be able to go back. Bagged leaves will not be collected. Brush and garden waste will not […]

  • Walker Tweet Mistaken for Clinton Endorsement

    Governor Scott Walker It’s probably safe to say Gov. Walker didn’t expect the reaction he received with the election message he sent Oct. 2. The Republican governor tweeted a photo of Obama and Clinton hugging, writing, “If you like the past 8 years, vote @Hillary Clinton.” Many Twitter users characterized Walker’s tweet as an inadvertent […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Nov. 10 – 18

    By Zeke Jackson, Village Adminstrator First and foremost, if you are a U.S. veteran, thank you. The winter hours are now in effect at the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library. These hours run through May 29: Mondays – 10 am to 7 pm; Tuesdays – 1 to 7 pm; Wednesdays – 10 am to 5 pm; […]

  • Egg Harbor Residents Question Village Board Spending Priorities

    Despite a 2.5 percent increase in its tax levy and a 2017 annual budget 13.5 percent higher than the 2016 budget – $824,551 vs. $688,705 – Village of Egg Harbor residents who filled all the seats in the meeting room had nothing to say about the budget when the Board of Trustees passed it at […]

  • More Than Half of County Vehicle Accidents Involve Visitors

    The facts below are from Anatomy of Traffic Safety in Door County, a report prepared by the Bureau of Transportation Safety and presented at the 2016 4th quarter meeting of the Door County Highway Safety Commission on Nov. 3. Inattentive driving was the most often cited reason (22 percent) for a crash in Door County […]

  • Honoring Veterans’ Legacy of Service

    by John A. Scocos, Secretary On this Veterans Day, I want to thank each and every person who ever swore an oath and donned the uniform of a Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airmen or Coast Guardsman. No matter the era or where duty called you, you took a solemn oath to defend this great nation of […]

  • Plenty of Spine-Tingling Moments at Winter Blues Fest

    Every moment of hipster history seemed to swell inside the Door Community Auditorium as Booker T. Jones unleashed the famous “Green Onions” riff on his Hammond C3 organ at the second night of the Winter Blues Fest. And then Jones’ son, Ted, came in on guitar with the tight, crisp, biting, insistent and eloquent Telecaster […]

  • Weather Wizard: Dark So Soon?

    Autumn is tricky. Some years you get a long, colorful, three act show: multiple Sunday drives, apple orchard trips, and Halloweens with no coat over your costume. These years give you the illusion of time, order, and make you forget what humidity ever was. Eventually, these blissful weekends of jeans and cotton sweaters are shadowed […]

  • Framed: Chicago Cubs Fans in the Himalayas

    Even in the Himalayas, the Chicago Cubs are leaving their mark! Bryce, Brian and Jeanee Linden celebrate the World Series win at their China retreat. Submitted.

  • Republicans Win State, County

    Like most of the country, Door County and Wisconsin were seeing red on Election Day 2016. Republicans won across the board in Door County, from presidential candidate Donald Trump to incumbent state Assemblyman Joel Kitchens. “It’s very gratifying. It’s been such an honor to serve this community and it feels great that they are going […]

  • Jacksonport Businesses Invited to Nov. 14 Business Forum

    The Jacksonport Plan Commission is holding a Business Forum with Jacksonport businesses at 6 pm on Nov. 14 at the town hall. The purpose of the meeting is to hear comments, complaints, suggestions and comments from local businesses so the Plan Commission can do a better job advising the town board.

  • First 2016 Christmas Tree ‘Planted’ in Ellison Bay

    On Saturday, November 5th, the holiday season began with the “transplanting” of Northern Door’s first community Christmas tree in the hamlet of Ellison Bay. As in years past, the 22-foot spruce was donated by Paul and Lynn Hass of Ellison Bay. And as usual, a hardy troop of Ellison Bay “lumberjacks” did the tree felling […]

  • Guided Meditation Sessions Offered at Saguaro Day Spa

    Take a moment to center and recharge your energy at guided meditation sessions at Saguaro Day Spa. These sessions will be held the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 pm. Lynn Schuster from Animal Spirit Talker will guide participants through a loving meditation. All are welcome. No previous experience with meditation is […]

  • Celebrate the Holidays at Maritime Museum’s Merry-Time Festival of Trees

    More trees, more activities and more fun sum up the return of the Merry-Time Festival of Trees at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. Joyously celebrate the holidays by enjoying dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees scattered throughout the museum’s galleries. The festival runs Nov. 12 through Dec. 13 and will feature artificial […]

  • UUF Screens ‘Cowspiracy’ Nov. 15

    On Nov. 15 at 4:30 pm join the crowd at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim for Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret. The film is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary that follows intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are […]

  • Free Starlifter U.S. Air Force Band Concert at DCA

    On Nov. 11 at 7 pm, Starlifter U.S. Air Force Band of Mid-America will present a free concert at Door Community Auditorium (DCA). Starlifter is a group of seven professional musicians whose music inspires patriotism, connects communities with military service members, and honors our country’s veterans. Starlifter performs in virtually every musical idiom, from rock […]

  • White Gull Winter Concert Series Begins with Robbie Fulks

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist Robbie Fulks will be featured at the first of five concerts scheduled in the 33rd season of winter folk concerts at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Nov. 16. Fulks is prodigiously talented, with the soul of a country singer and the mind of a vaudevillian. Widely regarded as one […]

  • Christmas by the Bay Events Return to Sturgeon Bay

    Come to Sturgeon Bay for sparkling, holiday fun Nov. 18-20. Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) turns on the holiday charm during the annual Christmas by the Bay celebration with a weekend of family friendly activities. Join friends and neighbors at the tree lighting ceremony Nov. 18, 6-8 pm, at the Clock Tower on Third Avenue. […]

  • Rock ‘n Bowl Night at PenArt

    Adults 21 and older are invited to celebrate Peninsula School of Art’s fifth annual Rock ‘n Bowl Night on Nov. 16, 6 – 9 pm. The free and festive event at the school, located at 3900 County Road F, Fish Creek, provides the first opportunity to create bowls for the school’s 2017 SOUP! benefit, scheduled […]

  • Door County Makers Space Hosts Holiday Pop-up Shop

    Door County Makers Space will host a Holiday Pop-up Shop on Nov. 18, 5 – 9 pm. It’ll be a night full of fun all over Sturgeon Bay, as Christmas by the Bay kicks off with the tree lighting ceremony. There will be in-shop raffles, holiday cheer and plenty of refreshments, think hot cocoa, spiced […]

  • Deborah Dendler Exhibits in Philadelphia and New York

    Local sculptor Deborah Dendler exhibited a bronze sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition, Philadelphia, where it won an Honorable Mention. The exhibition, for alumni of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, ran from July 30 until Sept. 11. Dendler also exhibited a porcelain bas-relief sculpture, “Indomitable Spirit” at the Audubon Artists Association, […]

  • New Day of the Dead Exhibit at Link Gallery

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) continues to offer programming throughout November, including a new Day of the Dead exhibit in The Link Gallery of Children’s Art. On Nov. 3, The Link Gallery of Children’s Art opened a new exhibit titled Learning About Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead. The exhibit contains artwork by students […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl Welcomes New Artists

    This year’s Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl is set for Nov. 19 and 20, 10 am – 4 pm. 2016 is the 10th anniversary for the event which always takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving. Twenty-three artists at 15 home studios and galleries will present their original artwork which includes painting, weaving, glass, wood, metal […]

  • Saints, Scientists & Witches: First Annual Mauthe Center Fine Art Show

    The Mauthe Center is pleased to present an exhibition of fine art. The fine art show and silent auction will open at the Mauthe Center, Nov. 17, 5 – 8 pm. Wine and cheese will be available. Cost is $25 for adults and $5 for students and children. The museum quality pieces will include a […]

  • Wisconsin Creative Summit is Dec. 6

    Attend the 2016 Wisconsin Creative Summit to discuss what’s happening in the arts around the state. Make plans to participate in Wisconsin Creates: Wisconsin Creative Summit on Dec. 6, 10 am – 4 pm, at the Grand Theater in Wausau. Spend a day with colleagues and friends who face the same issues, and gain perspective […]

  • Great Lakes/Great Books Announces 2017 Book List

    Write On, Door County is partnering with the Door County Maritime Museum to present Great Lakes/Great Books, a monthly book club featuring books with a Great Lakes focus. Books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry that have the Great Lakes as subject matter or as settings will be discussed with a facilitator from Write On. The […]

  • The Bestseller List: Oct. 30, 2016

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins 3. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman 4. The Sellout, by Paul Beatty 5. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. Alexander Hamilton, by Ron […]