Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 13 – 20, 2015

In this issue

  • Municipal Budget Notes

    Town of Baileys Harbor The town held its budget hearing on Nov. 10. Town of Brussels “We’ve got that question of the fire department’s new building,” said Town Chair Joe Wautier. “That would be the only thing, if it’s approved in April or not. It should help like heck, but I have no idea how […]

  • We Are HOPE Presented Award for Career Guidance Program

    We Are HOPE, Inc. was presented with an AT&T Innovation & Investment Award to help support its “Be Smart about Education” program during an event at the Door County Job Center in Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 6 at 11 am. In attendance at the event were Sandy Duckett, CEO, We Are HOPE, Inc.; We Are […]

  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group to Meet Nov. 16

    The Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Door County group has a meeting this month on Nov. 16 at 7 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library. If you’ve lost a loved one due to suicide, feel free to join the Survivors of Suicide – Door County support group. SOS provides open discussion, education and resources. Call Karen […]

  • Steve Grutzmacher: Spit, Spitting, Spitten, Splitting – What’s an Etymologist to Do?

      I have a very small family. Neither my mother nor my father had siblings and my grandparents and great grandparents were all deceased by the time I was in my early 20s and my father died when I was 40. As most regular readers of this column already know, I have a rather perverse […]

  • Clippers Soccer Wins First State Championship

      The Sturgeon Bay boys soccer team won the WIAA Division 4 state championship over University School of Milwaukee on Saturday, Nov. 7. With the win, the Clippers made school history as it was the first boys soccer team to earn the championship title. The Clippers (22-3-3) scored a goal in each half to beat […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Nov. 13, 2015

    Crop prices (Nov. 9) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price Basis Soybeans $8.01/bushel -0.66 Wheat (SRW) $4.63/bushel -0.60 New-Crop Wheat (SRW) $4.60/bushel -0.70   Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.38/bushel -0.35  Basis: The difference between the local cash price for a commodity and the Chicago cash price (where the Board […]

  • Learn to Heal Chronic Pain at Center for Optimal Health

    Come learn a new paradigm of medicine that sets to treat the underlying cause of pain and inflammation rather than the traditional approach of drugs or surgery during the “Healing Chronic Pain Seminar” on Nov. 18 at 6:30 pm. Dr. James and Dr. VanAsten will discuss the functional, nutritional and neuro-emotional causes of chronic pain […]

  • Visit Amos at Sister Bay Library for His Birthday

    To celebrate Amos’ birthday, kids can read to Amos and share special birthday cookies at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library on Nov. 14 at 10:30 am. Submitted.

  • Salvation Army Needs Bell Ringers for Holiday Season

    The Salvation Army is seeking bell ringers for the holiday season. Volunteers come from the community as individuals, couples, families and also from churches, schools, and civic organizations. Last year more than $41,000 was raised to help 615 individuals and families in Door County. The Salvation Army in Door County cooperates and coordinates with other […]

  • Southern Door Schools Hosts Grandparents and Senior Special Guest Day

    The fall elementary and middle schools’ Grandparents and Senior Special Guest Day will be held on Nov. 20, 8:30 – 10:30 am at Southern Door Schools. Elementary guests will participate in classroom activities and attend a concert in the auditorium with musician Randy Peterson. Middle school guests are invited to attend a carnival with students […]

  • Obituary: Richard E. Larson

    Richard Emil Larson died Thursday, November 5, 2015. He was born in Chicago March 6, 1945 to Emery and Bernice Larson. He moved with his family to Sister Bay when he was 2 years old. He attended Appleport School and was a 1963 graduate of Gibraltar. After attaining an associate business degree he worked for […]

  • Commentary: The Process Is Not Transparent, But the Motives Are

    By Andrea Kaminski Who are the Wisconsin citizens who asked for more big money in our elections? Who called for a law giving politicians immunity to the John Doe investigations that can still target other people? Who wants partisan political appointees running our elections, and why would anyone want to do away with open government? […]

  • Expanded Early Trout Season Announced

    An expanded early trout season that opens Jan. 2 will give Wisconsin anglers one more reason to love winter. While ice fishing will still rule the day on most inland waters, rivers and streams with strong groundwater flows should be open and ready to greet anglers interested in catching and releasing trout. The expanded early […]

  • Obituary: Amanda Louise Forbes

    Amanda Louise Forbes, 34, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay with family at her side. She was born April 26, 1981, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Cheryl Lynn (Giger) Whipple and Albert John Forbes. Amanda attended Sturgeon Bay High School and graduated from Sevastopol High […]

  • Amanda Mittermann Named Humane Society Volunteer Coordinator

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) welcomes Volunteer Coordinator Amanda Mittermann to its staff. Mittermann is a Door County native and alumni of Gibraltar High School. She currently resides in Ephraim with her husband, three children and dog named Clydesdale. Mittermann graduated from the Medical Institute of Minnesota where she received her Veterinary Technician Degree. […]

  • Waukesha Water Diversion Opposed

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) recently released the more than 3,624 written public comments and 128 verbal testimonies regarding the City of Waukesha’s request to divert Great Lakes water. Of those written comments, 3,523 explicitly oppose or raise serious concerns about Waukesha’s application as it stands, while only 84 explicitly support the application. […]

  • Volunteers Needed for Ridges Programs and Front Desk

    The Ridges Sanctuary is in need of some volunteers through the winter season. Last year 15 volunteers worked six hours and raised more than $90,000 to support our programs and operating budget during The Ridges’ annual appeal mailing. That’s more than $1,000 per hour, per volunteer. Volunteer for the mailing on Nov. 13, 9 am […]

  • Training Sessions to Begin for Literacy Door County Tutors

    Literacy Door County will host two training sessions each in November and December for individuals interested in tutoring through the organization, whose goal is to provide one-on-one adult literacy tutoring for native and non-native English speakers in the county. November training sessions are Nov. 17, 5 – 7:30 pm, and Nov. 19, 5 – 7 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Save Eagle Tower

    On Sept. 14, 2015, concerned citizens packed the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek. Three members of the DNR were present. In the past few months we have not seen any progress. The citizens present asked that another engineering firm assess the repair needs for Eagle Tower. We were assured by the DNR that they […]

  • Ellison Bay Service Club Holds Nov. Meeting at The Clearing

    The final 2015 membership meeting of the Ellison Bay Service Club (EBSC) will be held at 6:30 pm on Nov. 19 in the Visitor Center at The Clearing, 12103 Garrett Bay Road, Ellison Bay. EBSC President Jennifer Lee will summarize the club’s 2015 activities, including the 19th annual Olde Ellison Bay Days Festival, which set […]

  • Door County 4-H to Sponsor Christmas Stores in 2015

    Door County 4-H will sponsor three Christmas stores, previously coordinated by the Family Centers of Door County, for youth to visit, purchase gifts for family members, and have help from volunteer elves to wrap gifts. Christmas stores will be held Nov. 21, 10:30 am – 2 pm, Bay View Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay; Nov. 28, […]

  • Science Snippet: Are Strokes Becoming Less Prevalent?

      Scientists analyzed data on stroke hospitalizations and deaths in a group of 14,357 people enrolled in a long-term heart study (from 1987 to 2011). They found that the incidence of stroke in individuals 65 and older has been declining for the last 20 years. They suggested that a drop in smoking and the use […]

  • Upcoming Blood Drives in Sevastopol and Baileys Harbor

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season. Upcoming blood drives in the county are scheduled for: Nov. 19, 12 – 5 pm, Sevastopol High School; and Nov. 27, 9 am – 2 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Donors with […]

  • Pet Talk: How Can I Get My Cat to Sleep At Night?

    By Sally Salopek  Q: Our family has gotten our very first cat. His name is Chad and we all love him dearly. But at night he is so active and keeps waking us up. Is this normal and is there anything we can do to get him to sleep at night like the rest of […]

  • Obituary: Robert Ullman, Jr.

    Robert John Ullman Jr., 50, of Brussels, passed away at his home on November 3, 2015.  He was born October 3, 1965, in Sturgeon Bay to Robert and Collette (Jandrain) Ullman Sr.  R.J. attended St. Joseph Grade School and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1983.  On November 14, 1992, he married Jodi Guelette […]

  • Door County Scholarship Network Currently Updating for 2016 Scholarship Season

    The Door County Scholarship Network is now updating its database for the 2016 scholarship season. The Scholarship Network is the most comprehensive source for local scholarship information for students from Door County. Students of all ages can use this website to search for scholarships that match their background and educational plans. Whether pursuing a graduate […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Bakes Fruitcakes to Build Homes

    For too long, the humble fruitcake has been the butt of holiday jokes. You’ve heard the jokes. What do you do with a fruitcake you don’t want? Use it as a doorstop, tree stand, bike helmet, re-gift it, etc. Or Johnny Carson’s line: “The worst gift is a fruitcake. There is only one fruitcake in […]

  • Sevastopol Fall Sports Recap

    By Justin Skiba Sevastopol High School recently wrapped up its fall sports season. The Pioneers competed in football, cross country and volleyball in addition to cooperative play with Gibraltar in boys soccer and Sturgeon Bay in girls swimming. The Pioneer football team finished the regular season with a 7-2 record, the most wins in a […]

  • Virge Temme Featured in New Book

    Virge Temme of Virge Temme Architecture Inc. of Sturgeon Bay was selected to co-author LEEDing the Way: Domestic Architecture for the Future, just released by Schiffer Publishing. The book is a unique and engaging study of LEED-certified, low-energy, and other levels of environmentally sustainable houses being built today. Primary author is E. Ashley Rooney, creator […]

  • Construction Updates: Nov. 13, 2015

    Hwy. 42, Sister Bay Schedule:  July 2015 to June 2016 Length:  0.8 miles Cost:  $5.8 million Location:  Village of Sister Bay, Country Walk Drive to Scandia Road Description:  This project involves the reconstruction of Hwys. 42 and 57 in Sister Bay. The work includes traffic and erosion control, signing, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, […]

  • Featured Pet: Samson

    Hello there, my name is Samson and I am one of the manliest cats you will ever meet. Since my time here at the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) I have won the title of Best Tom Cat Cheeks in Door County. Although I am built like a brick I am really the shy teddy […]

  • Sturgeon Bay YMCA Monday Night Volleyball: Nov. 9, 2015

    STANDINGS As of Nov. 9, 2015 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 6-0 Bay Area Transplant, 3-3 Music Masters DJs, 2-1 Bayshore Powerballers, 1-5 YMCA, 0-3 B League, W-L Red Room, 6-0 Brick Lot, 5-1 Renard’s Cheese, 5-1 Para Tran, 4-2 Hatco, 3-3 Whiskepedia, 1-5 Econo Double Baggers, 0-6 Peninsula Podiatry, 0-6 RESULTS Nov. 9 […]

  • Community with a Vision: Baileys Harbor Goes through Design Team Process

      They came. They saw. They envisioned. “It’s been a very stimulating experience,” said Gordon Rowley, head of the Baileys Harbor Plan Commission and a member of the coordinating committee that put together a weekend planning session between the community and a group of volunteer experts in a variety of fields to help focus on […]

  • Village of Egg Harbor Budget Message Highlights

    By Ryan Heise, Village Administrator Thank you for the opportunity to review a few of the budget highlights in Egg Harbor for the coming year. First, you should know that the village is in the process of creating a budget document, which will get mailed out with the tax roll (1,300-plus landowners). The document will […]

  • Learn CPR & AED at Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The class is being offered […]

  • Open Door Receives Grant for Bird Care Center

    The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Open Door Bird Sanctuary a Sustainability Grant from the Education Fund. This grant provides financial support to the sanctuary to build a bird care center. The center will provide space for year-round educational programming and will also serve as a safe shelter in which to deliver rehabilitation […]

  • Obituary: Willard A. Sunstrom

    Willard Axel Sunstrom age 94 of Sister Bay passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015. He was born November 12, 1920 in Liberty Grove to Raymond Sunstrom and Alice Jacobsen Sunstrom who operated a farm just east of Sister Bay. He was the second oldest of six siblings. While growing up he attended Appleport School and […]

  • Jingdezhen: Sister City and Porcelain Capital of the World

      By Mark Jinkins, Fall 2015 Door County Sister City Jingdezhen Delegate I’ve been to China before, but not Jingdezhen. Door County has made Jingdezhen a Sister City and that has increased the commitment to work together. More later on “exchanges” between the sister cities, one way or both. The first words at the Gallery […]

  • Obituary: Dr. Robert Chavez

    Dr. Robert Chavez, of Brownsville, TX, was called Home on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, at the age of 90. Robert was born July 31, 1925, in Tampico, Mexico, the son of the late Felix and Josefina (Padron) Chavez. He received his Medical Degree from the University of […]

  • Obituary: Roland “Gus” Andre

    Roland “Gus” Andre, 90, of Green Bay, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital on Nov. 8, 2015.  He was born October 1, 1925 in Norman, Wisconsin (Kewaunee County) to William and Selina (Defnet) Andre. His family moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1927, where Gus resided for most of his life.  He enlisted in the U.S. […]

  • Obituary: Betty Ann Knudson

    Betty Ann (Pentti) Knudson, 80, of Sister Bay, passed away on November 1, 2015 joining the love of her life Edward (2012) and their son Dean (1970). She was born August 5, 1935 the only child of Charles and June Pentti in Michigan. After living in Milwaukee on North Lake (Paradise), they retired to their cottage in […]

  • Rock ‘N Bowl Night Puts New Spin on Giving

    The fourth annual Rock ‘n Bowl Night on Nov. 18, 6 – 9 pm, at Peninsula School of Art kicks off the School’s bowl making events for their SOUP! project. Rock ‘n Bowl puts a festive spin on creating the handcrafted bowls, which are sold the day of the SOUP! event to benefit Habitat for […]

  • Reader Poll: What was the first album you ever bought?

    “It was either something by Burt Bacharach or ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits. I was such a dweeb as a kid.”~ Anna Mae Beyer “My Best Friend’s Wedding soundtrack. I don’t still listen to it but I did just watch the movie on Netflix!” ~ Claire Erickson “The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine on vinyl.” ~ Dianne Zirbel […]

  • Framed: Ron and Mary Ellen Gallun

    Ron and Mary Ellen Gallun celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 30, 2015 by volunteering at Peninsula State Park. They are pictured here at the White Cedar Nature Center. Submitted.

  • Private School Vouchers Hit Door County

    Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay schools will collectively see more than $23,000 of their state aid shift to private schools outside of Door County this year under the expanded school voucher program. In the Southern Door School District, $15,720 of public funds will be allocated to private schools, and in the Sturgeon Bay School District, […]

  • Reps in the News: Nov. 13 – 19

    Governor Scott Walker Walker announced this year’s Christmas tree for the State Capitol rotunda was donated by Brad and Elizabeth Kowieski of Rhinelander, Wis. Brad, Elizabeth, their sons, Brody and Hank, and Brad’s parents, Bill and Jane Kowieski, donated a 40-foot tall Balsam fir. Brad planted the tree on Arbor Day in 1985 at his […]

  • County Budget Departmental Summary

    Administrator: 11.02 percent increase for a change in wages and professional memberships. Airport and Parks: -2.82 percent, from reduction of capital expenditures. Child Support: 9.75 percent, based on the increase in indirect costs for the department. Clerk and Circuit Court: 1.91 percent. Corporation Counsel: 2.30 percent, based on increase for contracted services for counseling. County […]

  • Living By the Light: Dianne Saron

    Door County’s vivid landscapes, fiery autumn foliage and light-reflecting waters capture the attention of thousands of visitors every year, and for the few lucky among them, become the driving force in securing some sort of permanence here. Dianne Saron counts herself among those lucky few. Fifteen years ago, after marrying former Sturgeon Bay teacher and […]

  • Roy Lukes: Cranberry

    There are few native plants with which I have had more fun through the years in my nature interpretation with people than the woody shrub the Native Americans called “sour berry” and the pilgrims nicknamed “ruby of the bog.” I point out the exquisitely small four-petaled pink flowers in June while informing the hikers, “Everyone […]

  • In Search of the Northern Lights

    More than a handful of times during the past year, I have come into work, opened my email, and been amazed by a number of submitted photos of “last night’s aurora borealis” – vivid images of dark skies covered in sheets of green, navy and magenta, a result of collisions between charged particles from the […]

  • Municipal News: Nov. 13 – Nov. 19

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at 7 pm on Nov. 17. Town of Egg Harbor: The town board meets at 7 pm on Nov. 16. Town of Forestville: The town will hold a 2016 budget hearing at 7 pm on Nov. 17. Town of Gibraltar: The Parks and Lands Committee meets at […]

  • Buddy Mondlock in Concert at Lost Moth Gallery

    Award-winning singer/songwriter Buddy Mondlock and bassist Mike Lindauer will perform at the Lost Moth Gallery in Egg Harbor on Nov. 14 at 7 pm. Mondlock has had his songs recorded by Garth Brooks, Joan Baez, Guy Clark, David Wilcox, Janis Ian, Edwin McCain, Peter, Paul and Mary, and a host of other artists. Nanci Griffith […]

  • Ridges Box Lunch Hike Set for Nov. 18

    Families looking for ways to celebrate fall in the natural world will find a variety of activities at The Ridges during Fall Fun Days. The theme for November is Backyard Birds. Every Saturday afternoon in November, Ridges naturalists will be on hand at the Cook-Fuller Center to share easy-to-do projects and activities designed to help […]

  • Meadows Gallery Celebrates Four Years of Exhibits

    This month’s show at the Meadows Gallery is titled Celebration. The gallery is celebrating the artists that showed with the Meadows in 2015, in a show of many styles and media. The reception is set for Nov. 14, 2 – 4 pm. The following artists are included in the exhibit: Connie Glowacki, Beverly Hart-Branson, Loraine […]

  • Book Review: ‘Finding Jake’

    The Columbine High School shooting in April of 1999 changed the lives of future students and their parents forever. Now, as President Obama recently stated after yet another school shooting, such tragic events are becoming commonplace. Although schools and police departments across the country have developed protocols for dealing with school shootings, our nation cannot […]

  • Rethink Homelessness during “The Homestretch” Screening

    On Nov. 17 at 4:30 pm Movies That Matter presents a powerful documentary on what it means to be young, homeless and building a future in America today. The film will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in north Ephraim. The Homestretch follows three homeless teens as they fight to stay […]

  • Parks, Phillips and Co. in Christmas Concert

    Parks, Phillips and Co. will be in concert for Christmas on Nov. 29 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. They will welcome the Advent season with traditional hymns, contemporary favorites, and songs that will prepare everyone for Christmas. A freewill offering will be taken. Coffee and treats available in the coffee house as a fundraiser […]

  • Server of the Week: Tammy Jo Anderson, Sister Bay Bowl

    The Sister Bay Bowl is our primary place to go for a hometown supper club experience.   A beautiful view of the bay and the always welcoming presence of Tammy Jo. ~ submitted by Robbi Oleson

  • Cheers!: Liquid Candy and Robitussin DM

      Since it was such a lovely, gloomy Halloween, I contemplated treating myself to the first port of the season, but before arriving at the small collection of port, my eyes fell upon a limited edition 2013 vintage J.W. Lees’ Harvest Ale matured in Calvados casks. J.W. Lees is a brewery based in Manchester, England, […]

  • Strong Showing in St. Louis for Tilton + Oeler

    Sister Bay artists Dave Tilton and Paula Oeler are pleased to have two of their works selected for exhibition in the St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s Elements of Abstraction national juried show. Juror Claire Ashley teaches Contemporary Practices, Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. “Last Light” by Dave Tilton and […]

  • Start Holiday Shopping at FOG Holiday Arts Fair

    Bring the family holiday shopping to the Friends of Gibraltar Holiday Arts Fair on Nov. 27 & 28 at the Sister Bay Village Hall by the Sister Bay beach from 10 am to 4 pm. Enjoy a delicious lunch served from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Lunch proceeds benefit the Friends of Gibraltar and are […]

  • News Bulletin: Nov. 13 – 19

    WHAT HAPPENED Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle is asking people to be good neighbors and call in suspicious activity after recent break-ins and burglaries in the Town of Gibraltar. Someone broke into Rummele’s Jewelers in Fish Creek for the second time this fall. However the store was closed and empty for the season. An ATM […]

  • Northern Sky Purchases Fish Creek Parcel for Operations Center

    Northern Sky Theater recently purchased a 17-acre parcel of land on the southeast corner of County A & F in Fish Creek where they plan to build a Rehearsal and Operations Center. The purchase was made possible as part of a generous capital campaign gift from Michael J. and Marge McCoy. Mike McCoy is a […]

  • County Wrestles with 2016 Budget

    The Door County Board of Supervisors begins its annual budget hearing with an opportunity for residents to comment on the budget. Not a single person showed up to hear the county’s 2016 budget meeting or to comment on the budget at its Nov. 10 meeting. The county budget serves a number of purposes, not the […]

  • Learn to Communicate with Animals at “Animal Spirit Talker” Class

    Saguaro Day Spa presents a beginning animal communication class titled “Animal Spirit Talker” with Lynn Schuster. The class is scheduled for Nov. 22, 10 am – 5 pm, at Saguaro Day Spa in Sturgeon Bay. Come and experience a very joyful, calming and spiritual experience as Schuster guides participants through the meditative process that she […]

  • The Bestseller List: Nov. 13, 2015

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 2. Rogue Lawyer, by John Grisham 3. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff 4. Slade House, by David Mitchell 5. Felicity, by Mary Oliver HARDCOVER NONFICTION  1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo 2. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande 3. […]

  • Let Me Be Frank Productions Presents ‘The Real Housewives of the U.P.’

    Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and the yoopers who inhabit it, will be highlighted in all their glory during Let Me Be Frank Productions’ musical comedy The Real Housewives of the U.P., showing at the Southern Door Community Auditorium, Nov. 21 & 22. A spoof on Bravo TV’s popular The Real Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of […]

  • Everyone Invited to Night Sky Viewing at Crossroads

    On Nov. 13 at 3:30 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek will screen a film on the geological history of planet Earth. The documentary will answer many questions and no doubt stimulate others. The film will be free and open to the public. The screening will take place in the lecture hall of the Collins Learning […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Nov. 13, 2015

    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? “Social media. It’s extended everyone’s 15 minutes to a half-hour.” “It’s an odd thing, Christmas decorations and music on a 70-degree day.” […]

  • Holiday Shop to Open at Miller Art Museum

    On Nov. 14, the Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay will open its annual Holiday Pop-up Shop with an open house from 1 – 3 pm. The event is free and open to the public with all ages welcome. Refreshments will be served. The Miller’s annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop is an expansion of the […]

  • Manners Matter: Not Trying to Be Nosy

    By Mary Pat Dear Mary Pat, I was checking out at the grocery store last weekend and noticed that the cashier had a cast on her hand and was struggling a little bit. She looked up at one point and I gave her a sympathetic smile and said, “Oh, what happened to your hand?” She […]

  • Martinez Studio is Most Northern Point of Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl

    Martinez Studio will host guest spinner/weaver Virginia Thomas of Washington Island for the Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl, Nov. 21 & 22, 10 am – 3 pm. Located in Jacksonport on Highway 57, Wence and Sandra’s weaving and painting studio has welcomed many guest artists over the years (including Thomas in 2007) and the return […]

  • Great Lakes Memoir Released from WHS Press

    Set course for a Great Lakes adventure with author Ann Lewis. Whether she was sailing through storms or star gazing on calmer waters, her childhood was far from ordinary. For Lewis, the thawing and freezing of the Great Lakes signaled something special – the beginning and end of the shipping season, months of waiting that […]

  • Free Cheese Pairing Events at Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese

    This fall Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese will host four free pairing events in a series titled Perfect Pairings. These events will be held from 4 to 7 pm on the first and third Fridays of November and December. Perfect Pairings will feature local beer and cider, fine wine, and, of course, Wisconsin’s best artisan cheeses. The […]

  • Trivia: What Did Ben Franklin Want the National Bird to Be?

    This week’s question: If it were up to Ben Franklin, what would America’s national bird be? Answer: In next week’s issue.   Last week’s question: What is a Norzwich and where do you get one? Answer: A sandwich from the Fish Creek Market, formerly the Fish Creek General Store owned by Ann and Geri Norz.

  • CWW Now Accepting Submissions for Awards

    Work published by Wisconsin writers in 2015 is eligible in seven categories for Council for Wisconsin Writers’ (CWW) Wisconsin Writers Awards. Categories include: book-length fiction, nonfiction and poetry; short fiction and nonfiction; a set of five poems including at least two published in the contest year; and children’s literature. (Outdoor writing may now be submitted […]

  • Stress-Free Holiday Cooking Demo Kicks Off Festival of Trees

    The Door County Maritime Museum will kick off its annual Merry-Time Festival of Trees on Saturday with the help of local caterer Morag Hornsby. Hornsby, of Serves You Right Catering, will host a “Stress-Free” Holiday Cooking Demo at 10:30 am complete with a cooking demo, samples of prepared foods, recipes, holiday refreshments and free museum […]

  • New Sturgeon Bay Street Art Projects Planned for 2016

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) has announced two new Street Art Projects for 2016. Benches by the Bay and Sites in the City invite artists to participate in a unique collaboration of art and community that will beautify the streets of Sturgeon Bay. “Our Street Art Project has always focused on decorative garden art. […]