Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 18-23, 2016

In this issue

  • Thanksgiving Day Parade, Holiday Festivities & More Weekend Plans

    It’s all about family, friends and community this weekend in Door County! Join the generous folks in Jacksonport for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, head to Sister Bay and Egg Harbor for a weekend of festive fun, and shop local on Small Business Saturday. Thursday, November 24 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade It’s the […]

  • DCY, Take Your Marks: Diving into the 2016-17 YMCA Swim Season

      With the shrill of the whistle, the Door County YMCA swim team is off the blocks swimmingly, starting the new 2016-17 season. In the pool, just about 140 swimmers make up the DCY swim team ranging in age from five to 19 years old. As the parents of the DCY swimmers begin to pull […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Nov. 14, 2016

      STANDINGS As of Nov. 14, 2016 A League, W-L Music Masters DJs, 3-0 Nicolet Beach Concessions, 3-0 Some Spike It Hot, 2-1 To Be Determined, 1-2 The P.E.S.T.S., 0-3 The Rads, 0-3   B League, W-L Door County Coffee, 3-0 Hatco Serve-Rites, 3-0 Red Room, 3-0 Bay Ship Sharks, 2-1 Peninsula Podiatry, 2-1 Brick […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: Nov. 10, 2016

      High Series: Tyler Adams 667, Brett Anschutz 650, Jason Daubner 642   High Game: Jason Daubner 246, Brett Anschutz 238, Tom Caldecott 235   High Team Game: Viking 883   High Team Series: Husby’s 2,567

  • High School Winter Athletics: Nov. 18-23, 2016

    GIBRALTAR   Boys Basketball Nov. 22 @ Chilton, 7:15 pm   Girls Basketball Nov. 18 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Nov. 21 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL   Boys Basketball Nov. 22 vs. Manitowoc Lutheran, 5:30 pm   Girls Basketball Nov. 18 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm Nov. 22 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm   SOUTHERN […]

  • Professional Sports Standings (Wisconsin)

    As of Nov. 13  NFL Standings – NFC North (Team, Overall Record, Overall PCT) Detroit Lions, 5-4, .556 Minnesota Vikings, 5-4, .556 Green Bay Packers, 4-5, .444 Chicago Bears, 2-7, .222   NBA Standings – Eastern Conference-Central Division (Team, Overall Record, Overall PCT) Cleveland Cavaliers, 8-1, .889 Chicago Bulls, 6-4, .600 Milwaukee Bucks, 5-4, .556 […]

  • Science Snippet: Skin Mites

    “You Almost Certainly Have Mites On Your Face” was the title of a National Geographic article that surely discouraged anyone who read it. Mites belong to the same group (Class Arachnida) as spiders, daddy longlegs and scorpions. Probably you are more fearful of spiders than the mites that live at the bases of your eyelashes […]

  • Eagles in Forestville

    Sue Moreaux of Forestville has been following a pair of nesting eagles and their three eaglets this season. She believes this to be a photo of the female, because females are larger than males. Photo by Sue Moreaux.

  • Packers-Redksins: 1983 MNF Classic

    This weekend, NBC’s Sunday Night Football will feature the Washington Redskins (5-3-1) hosting the Green Bay Packers (4-5) in a primetime matchup. The Packers are looking to snap a three-game losing streak while the Redskins continue to chase the NFC East, leading Dallas Cowboys in an effort to remain in the playoff hunt. Sunday night’s […]

  • Land Trust Creates New Conservation Easement at Claybanks Creek

    While “looking for a campground” as a young family, Ann and John Bladholm discovered a 40-acre woodland along Claybanks Creek in southern Door County. There, John and Ann would spend many years vacationing and in retirement, loving the land and exposing their children and countless guests to the wonders of nature. In an effort to […]

  • More Trees Needed for Kewaunee County Fairgrounds

    The Kewaunee County Fairgrounds will have a bit more shade in the coming years, with a dozen trees recently planted by the Kewaunee County Fair Board in an effort to spur community donations to spruce up green space. The request to plant the trees by the Kewaunee County Fair Board was unanimously approved by the […]

  • Obituary: Brenda Mary Oram

    Brenda Mary Oram, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully, Sunday, November 13, 2016 in the comfort of her home. She was born May 27, 1956 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Bruce and Adrienne (Jorns) Oram. Following her graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1974, Brenda attended Cosmetology School in Oshkosh. She […]

  • Obituary: Eleanor A. Pesch

    Eleanor was born on May 20, 1915, in Milwaukee, WI to John and Mary Gurda who owned a prominent hardware store at 32nd and Lincoln .They opened the hardware store at the time of Eleanor’s arrival, 101 years ago. She had two brothers, both deceased, Art (children John, Paul, and Mike )and George(children, Bob ,Mary […]

  • Obituary: Rosemarie Margaret Jennerjohn

    Rosemarie Margaret Jennerjohn 79, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 11, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center.  She was born June 22, 1937 in Soperton, WI to Leo and Barbara (Parkovich) Nellis.  On June 21, 1958, she married Donald G. Jennerjohn in Green Bay. Rosemarie went to Door-Kewaunee County Teacher’s College and earned […]

  • Obituary: Kristofor ‘Kris’ M. Stichman

    Kristofor “Kris” M. Stichman, age 38, of Leopolis, passed away Wednesday evening, November 9, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Town of Clay Banks, Door County, WI. Kris was born on January 10, 1978 in Clintonville as the son of Chris (Carter) Thoma and the late Mark Stichman. Kris attended Clintonville […]

  • Obituary: Sarah ‘Sally’ Grace (Hackbardt) Smith

    Sarah “Sally” Grace (Hackbardt) Smith , 97, of Sister Bay, WI, died November 9, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society Scandia Village. She was born October 22, 1919, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Hertzler) Pugh in Bedford County, Colerain Township, PA. Following her graduation from East Hempfield High School in Lancaster County, PA in […]

  • Obituary: John Joseph Kirsch

    John Joseph Kirsch, 59, of Little Sturgeon passed away at his home on November 9, 2016.  He was born October 2, 1957 in Milwaukee to Robert and Dolores (Wiza) Kirsch.  On October 1, 1988 he married Debra Marie Kiedrowski in Milwaukee. John was a journeyman plumber following in his father’s footsteps.  He loved family and […]

  • Obituary: William (Bill) Duquaine

    William (Bill) Duquaine, 73, of Fish Creek, died Nov 7, 2016 . Visitation will be at 10 am on Nov. 19, 2016 at Stella Maris Parish in Fish Creek. Funeral services will be held at 11 am at Stella Maris Parish in Fish Creek with Father Dave Ruby officiating. Burial will follow at Blossomberg Cemetery. Arrangements […]

  • Obituary: David B. Pauley

    David B. Pauley, of Brussels, WI passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 31, 2016. David was born on May 30, 1953 in Charleston, West Virginia.   He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 32 years, Diane Jacobs-Pauley; sisters, Linda (Eugene) Blodgett of Waukesha, WI and Cynthia (David) Erdal of […]

  • Memorial Service for Vernon Groe

    Vernon Groe, of Baileys Harbor, died Sept. 22, 2016 in Florida. A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, Nov. 26 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor. Committal service at Town of Baileys Harbor Cemetery will follow.

  • Births: Nov. 4- 9, 2016

    Beth and Nick Legler, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a baby born on Nov. 9, 2016 at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Kay and Al Monaco of Altoona, Wis. Paternal grandparents are Gayle and David Legler of Seymour, Wis.   Lynn Stephany and TeeJay Vandertie, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents […]

  • Survivors of Suicide Support Group to Hold Special Meeting on Nov. 19

    The Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Door County group has a special event on Nov. 19, 1 – 3 pm, in addition to its normal bi-monthly meeting. The event is for International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day, and will be an indoor venue this year at the Sturgeon Bay branch of the Door County Library. Snacks […]

  • 2016 Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade to Benefit Marsha Wilson

    For 20 years, a grassroots group of caring individuals has hosted a quirky parade on Thanksgiving Day to raise funds to help their neighbors. This year the parade, starting at 10:30 am, will benefit Jacksonport native Marsha Wilson. Wilson, a veteran of the Jacksonport Fire Department and a first responder, developed physical damage to her […]

  • State Superintendent Submits Budget Request for Public Schools

    State Superintendent Tony Evers recently submitted his 2017-19 budget request to the governor and Legislature, outlining key fiscal priorities for students and schools in the upcoming years. “This budget is about the state partnering with schools to prepare students for college and career,” said Evers. “From Winter to Waukesha, a greater state investment is the […]

  • Sevastopol in Noncompliance at Old Landfill

    The Town of Sevastopol was just trying to do the right thing when it applied for an exemption for the requirement of an environmental engineer to sign off on paperwork to create a parking lot on an old landfill off Haberli Road. The parking lot was needed to satisfy a public access requirement for awarding […]

  • Shoreline Scenic Cruises Leaves Sister Bay for Baileys Harbor

    Shoreline Scenic Cruises and Charters will move its 40-foot Water Taxi from Sister Bay to Baileys Harbor after uncertainty at the Sister Bay marina prompted Captain Jim Robinson to find a more reliable place to do business. “Sister Bay sort of surprised us,” said Robinson, who withdrew his proposal to operate at the marina after […]

  • Forestville Residents Want Millpond Study

    The one thing made abundantly clear at the special Nov. 9 meeting of the Door County Airport & Parks Committee is that the manmade Forestville Millpond is considered a community gem. About 60 people packed into the Forestville Town Hall to hear a presentation from Greg Coulthurst of Door County’s Soil and Water Conservation Dept. […]

  • Cheers! Hinterland Comes of Age

    Talk about a beautiful coming of age story! Hinterland Brewery of Green Bay celebrates its 21st birthday with 21 Anniversary Ale, a delicious “brewer’s blend of bourbon barrel-aged beers.” This is one of the brewery’s Out of the Woods Series presented in pint bottles. The brewery website reveals this as two bourbon barrel-aged beers blended […]

  • Cordwood Masonry Construction at Heritage Village

    Brothers Mike, Pat and Steven Madden have been working on building the Madden Tool Museum at the Heritage Village at Big Creek with the help of volunteers. They chose to go with cordwood masonry construction – sometimes known as “stovewood” or “stackwall” construction. Cordwood masonry is a natural building method that can be traced 1,000 […]

  • Manners Matter: Anticipating Thanksgiving Tension

      Dear Mary Pat, I’m dreading Thanksgiving. It’s the only time of year that I see my wife’s cousins and I’m anticipating lots of tension at the dinner table. We are a family divided when it comes to politics. Even in an off-election year, things can get heated, but after this year? I’m expecting some […]

  • Baileys Harbor Town Clerk Doug Smith Resigns

    After nearly 10 years of managing town business, Baileys Harbor Town Clerk Doug Smith has tendered his resignation. “It’s time for a new adventure,” he said. “I’m hoping it’s here.” Smith began working for the town on May 7, 2007 and his last official day will be March 31, 2017.

  • Pulse Price Report: Markets After a Trump Victory

    Markets were just as surprised as the media when Donald Trump was elected president last week. As the Election Day map became more red as the night went on, global markets sank. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures fell five percent while the Dow Jones tanked 800 points. But the free fall was short lived. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Working on Unity

    Friends, In the wake of this divisive election, all of us in Door County face a great test of our stated principles. We on the left have long claimed our politics to be that of compassion for the other. And many of you on the right have claimed that your votes for Trump were not […]

  • Walker Has No Plans to Join Trump’s Cabinet

    Governor Scott Walker Speaking to conservative radio host Charlie Sykes, Gov. Walker ruled out taking a position in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet. Walker said Trump should look to the example set by GOP governors like himself and by U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). “He wants to get things done – the best way to […]

  • Trivia: Where Are Macadamia Nuts From?

    Question: Where is the macadamia nut from?   Answer: Australia. It was first harvested for commercial purposes in the 1860s.

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Nov. 18, 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 want to be an old man when I grow up.”   “You know, I probably would’ve dated you sooner if […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 18 – 25

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 3:30 pm on Nov. 21. The Parks & Recreation Committee meets at 7 pm on Nov. 23. County of Door: The ADRC Advisory committee meets at 4 pm on Nov. 21 at the Door County Senior Resource Center. The Library Board meets at 5 […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl Celebrates 10 Years

    The Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl celebrates its 10th year this weekend with its biggest crawl yet. What began in 2007 as a simple art affair by a foursome of dedicated Sturgeon Bay artists – Lynn Gilchrist, Pat Olson, Rick Risch and Liz Maltman – has grown in a decade to encompass 23 artists at […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Differing Opinions

    Although Wisconsin turned red, I note with concern that you are “seeing red” after the recent election while the majority of Door County voters see a brighter future after “feeling blue” for eight years. It’s interesting that four and eight years ago those who lost did not have temper tantrums leading to riotous protests, but […]

  • Letter to the Editor: This 50 Percent Must Stand Up

    Today is an incredibly sad day for the United States. A man who is clearly a misogynist has won the presidency. A man who openly judges women based on looks, and makes no apologies for it. A man who demeans women. A man who fondles and attempts to kiss women, using his power to create […]

  • Server of the Week: Hailey Rusche @ Mink River Basin

      A round of applause, we should all give her This veteran server at the Mink River Hailey will greet you with a smile so sweet A bartender and waitress who can’t be beat!   Her positive, generous attitude is a driving force Whether she’s working or riding her rescue horse. Being outdoors is her […]

  • Driver Charged with OWI, Felony Possession of Marijuana

    On Nov. 6 at 5:35 pm, Sturgeon Bay Police received a report of an intoxicated driver with a two-year-old child who struck a dog while leaving a residence. Police located and stopped the vehicle, which was being driven by a 35-year-old Sturgeon Bay woman. The driver smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. Field sobriety […]

  • Get Your Christmas Tree from a State Forest

    People interested in cutting their own Christmas trees can obtain Department of Natural Resources permits to cut trees from northern state forests. This service is only available on the Black River, Brule River, Flambeau River, Peshtigo River, Governor Knowles and Northern Highland-American Legion State Forests. Permits can be obtained from the property headquarters for a […]

  • Residents Claim Sevastopol Fails Clark Lake Duties

    A special meeting of the town boards of Jacksonport and Sevastopol was held Nov. 10 at the Sevastopol Town Hall to set the record straight on management of Clark Lake. Sevastopol board Chair Leo Zipperer said there are so many rumors flying about the lake. “Unfortunately,” he added, “the Town of Sevastopol is the recipient […]

  • Weber Announces Candidacy for Circuit Court Judge

    On Nov. 9, David L. Weber officially announced his candidacy for Door County Circuit Court Judge, Branch II, in the April 4, 2017 election. Weber has been filling the position since August after being appointed by Gov. Scott Walker on June 30 to fill the bench left empty by the May 11 retirement of Judge […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Common Gulls of Door County

      The most embarrassing letter I ever received was written to me by the U.S. bird banding chief, Willet T. Van Velzen, following my 1963 bird banding. It was my first full year of doing bird banding in my spare time, a non-paid licensed hobby, and obviously I had much to learn. During the spring […]

  • Sister Bay Floats Ideas to Solve Parking Problems

    Sister Bay took the first step in addressing what it believes is a detrimental parking problem within the village by creating a new Ad Hoc Parking Committee. The committee will review current parking use and village ordinances and make recommendations to relieve the summertime problem. Village board members Denise Bhirdo and Nate Bell will serve […]

  • Weather Wizard: Fish Karma

    To introduce someone to fishing is always an exciting undertaking. Sharing your passion and, in turn, having a shared adventure is one of life’s great pleasures. Last week, on a cool crisp fall morning, I had such an opportunity. I would be joining both a newbie, and a veteran angler. The instructions for the novice […]

  • Attorney General Schimel Training Videos Should Be Released

    By Ernst-Ulrich Franzen State Attorney General Brad Schimel has been a stand-up guy when it comes to open government issues in Wisconsin since he took over the Department of Justice in 2015. He created an office of open government, held a summit on government transparency, worked to improve records request response times within his own […]

  • 2016 Deer Hunt Begins Nov. 19

    Outdoor enthusiasts should take note that the nine-day gun deer season opens Nov. 19. That means many county and state parks, as well as nature preserves operated by The Nature Conservancy and the Door County Land Trust, are open to hunting, with some exceptions. For example, Peninsula State Park allows only muzzleloading hunting during the […]

  • Caleb Frostman Selected as Next DCEDC Executive Director

    The Board of Directors of the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) selected Caleb Frostman to be the next Executive Director of the organization, following a search throughout Wisconsin and surrounding states. Frostman will replace DCEDC founding Executive Director Bill Chaudoir, who retires next month. Frostman will assume his duties Nov. 29. Frostman, a Green […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks to ‘Fab 4’ for Bayside Anniversary Dinners

    Each year we travel to Door County to celebrate not only the fall color but to honor our anniversary. Our neighbors, the Viks, have been traveling with us on our annual trek for about 10 years. On this recent visit in 2016 we were in Fish Creek and stopped at the Bayside Tavern for a […]

  • Fatal Vehicle Crash in Clay Banks

    On Nov. 9 at 9:24 pm the Door County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a one-vehicle crash on County U, about 100 feet south of Midway Road in the town of Clay Banks. The vehicle, a 2007 Cadillac, was southbound on County U and failed to negotiate a curve when it entered the southbound ditch […]

  • Everyone Invited to Sturgeon Bay Community Thanksgiving Dinner

    The 37th annual Sturgeon Bay Area Community Thanksgiving dinner will be held at 4:30 pm at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist, 836 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay. All those who do not have a place to be or persons to gather with are invited to partake of this delicious home cooked meal of turkey with all […]

  • Loaves and Fishes of Door County Recognized as 501(c)(3) Charity

    Loaves and Fishes of Door County, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) public charity. This fully independent corporation receives support from local churches, community groups, and is administered by the Door County Community Foundation. Originally launched as a social outreach program of a single church, Loaves and […]

  • Donald and Carol Kress Announce $1 Million Match Challenge for New Egg Harbor Library

    The Campaign Leadership Team of the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, the new library and community center project in Egg Harbor, is proud to announce the nearing of their fundraising goal. A $1 million match challenge put forth by Donald and Carol Kress was accepted by the Village of Egg Harbor at the Village Board […]

  • Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg Casco High Schools to Hold Red Cross Blood Drives

    The Red Cross is holding upcoming blood drives in Door and Kewaunee counties. Upcoming blood drives are: Nov. 29, 9 am – 2 pm, Sturgeon Bay High School, 1230 Michigan St.; Nov. 28, 11 am – 5 pm, Luxemburg Casco High School, 512 Center Drive. To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red […]

  • Upcoming Menopause Workshop at Door County Medical Center

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) announces an upcoming workshop as part of its Living Room Series, offering the latest in health information from DCMC’s trusted professionals in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. On Nov. 30, 6 – 7:30 pm, Barb Johnson-Giese, LCSW, will lead a workshop titled “Behavioral Health and Menopause.” The workshop will provide information […]

  • “Journaling to Gratitude and Grace” Workshop Held Dec. 1 at Nelson Healing Center

    A writing workshop titled “Journaling to Gratitude and Grace” will be held Dec. 1, 6 – 8 pm, at Nelson Healing Center, 44 S. 2nd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The holiday season is opening amidst a period of national unrest and tension, and this workshop is a gathering in support of light and peacefulness. Author […]

  • Austin Claflin Receives DAR Good Citizen Award

    Austin Claflin, Southern Door High School senior, was selected by the faculty and members of his class as this year’s recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award. Each year a senior who best exemplifies outstanding qualities of leadership, dependability, service and patriotism in his/her school, home and community is nominated for this award. The sponsor […]

  • Door County Medical Center Foundation Receives Grant for Ministry Fund Program

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the Door County Medical Center Foundation a Sustainability Grant from the John and Nell Herlache Community Impact Fund and the Health and Human Needs for the Ministry Fund Program. The Ministry Fund Program is an initiative to improve the health and well-being of the people in Door County, […]

  • Unity Joins #GivingTuesday Campaign

    Unity is again joining #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday was […]

  • USDA Offers Aid for Veterinarians to Repay School Loans

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded more than $4.3 million to 48 American veterinarians to help repay a portion of their veterinary school loans in return for serving in areas lacking sufficient veterinary resources critical to America’s food safety, food security, and to the health and well-being […]

  • Featured Pet: Rae Rae

      This is Rae Rae, a one-year-old German Shepherd mix. She recently came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) as a stray. Nowadays she spends time looking for a new family to call her own. The DCHS kennel staff describe her as a real piece of dynamite. She is also a smart little whippersnapper […]

  • Order Thanksgiving Pies Now from Pink Bakery

    Pink Bakery is now taking orders for Thanksgiving pies. The deadline to order is Nov. 21. Call orders into the bakery and leave a message with the type of pie(s) you want, how many, name and phone number. Pies will be available for pick-up on Nov. 23, 8 am to noon. Call 920.868.3355 to order. […]

  • Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce Welcomes News Member, Gypsy

    On Friday, Nov. 11, the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest chamber member, Gypsy LLC of 317 Steele St., at a ribbon cutting ceremony. Specializing in holistic health, owners Fairy Rohman and Megan Entringer have been a growing part of downtown Algoma since opening their doors last December. The store also features the […]

  • Saguaro Day Spa Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Open House

    Saguaro Day Spa in Sturgeon Bay is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a Holiday Open House on Nov. 28, 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Connie and Mike Hafenbredl and the staff at Saguaro Day Spa invite the community to join them for their “Jingle, Jingle, Mix and Mingle” event to celebrate 10 years in business. Everyone […]

  • DCVB Wins Tourism Trailblazer Award for Photo Book

    The Wisconsin Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus (WACVB) recently awarded the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) with a 2016 Wisconsin Tourism Trailblazer award for their Capture Door County: Seasons Behind the Door photo book. Annually the WACVB gives out Wisconsin Tourism Trailblazer Awards to destination marketing organizations for outstanding marketing and partnership projects that […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Didn’t Vote? Don’t Complain

    Didn’t Vote? Don’t Complain  The news reports show that the number of people voting in this election in Wisconsin, and I expect in other places, is down considerably from the 2012 election. I am writing this letter on Veterans Day and it reminds me of the sacrifices that some of us made to insure the […]

  • ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ Takes Stage Nov. 18-20

    After a several-year hiatus, the holiday classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever returns to the stage at Third Avenue Playhouse this weekend, courtesy of StageKids Theatre. Based on the beloved 1971 book by the late American author Barbara Robinson, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever tells the story of the meanest kids in town, the Herdmans, […]

  • Four Shillings Short. 40+ Instruments to Spare.

    For a band named Four Shillings Short, this Celtic/folk/world husband-wife duo is anything short in the instrument department. From mountain dulcimers and Renaissance woodwinds to the North Indian sitar and the bowed psaltery, Christy Martin and Aodh Óg O’Tuama are a touring couple of epic musical proportions. For nearly two decades, they have brought their […]

  • Algoma Hardwoods Owner Announces Plant Closing

    You thought you had a bad Election Day? Meet Jeff Wiswell, administrator of the City of Algoma. “We started off the day at 7 am with the polls opened, and at 8 am, a fellow driving a truck to haul away a dumpster behind city hall, close to the new Algoma Elementary School remodeling project, […]

  • NWTC Awards HSHS St. Mary’s and St. Vincent Hospitals 2016 Alumni Employer Award

    The NWTC Alumni Association honored HSHS – St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital with the Alumni Employer of the Year Award at the Distinguished Alumni Reception. The award provides the college an opportunity to recognize an employer’s commitment to technical education. “NWTC is pleased to present the 2016 Alumni Employer Award to […]

  • FRAMED: Gibraltar Girl Scout Troop

    The 4th grade Gibraltar Girl Scout troop recently visited Blossoms Flower House to create floral arrangements and learn about the business. Submitted.

  • Free Tickets for Kids to TAP’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) offers free tickets for children and teens to the upcoming StageKids production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on Nov. 18, 19 and 20. Due to a generous grant from Bonnie and Dennis Connolly, a family evening out at TAP in Sturgeon Bay has become even more affordable. With the purchase […]

  • Final Concert in Birch Creek’s Fall Series is Dec. 3

    Join Birch Creek for Music of the Season on Dec. 3 at 7 pm. The night will feature performances by Birch Creek’s Symphony Session Brass & Percussion Faculty: Thomas Stark, trombonist; Charles Schuchat, tuba; Kevin Wood, trumpet; with friends Valerie Whitney, horn; Don Sipe, trumpet; and Percussion Program Director and Faculty Dan Moore. This holiday […]

  • New Lineup for Northern Sky’s 2016 “Home for the Holidays” Concerts

    Door County’s award-winning Northern Sky Theater has announced the lineup for its annual holiday concert at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall. Celebrating its 10th year, “Home for the Holidays” will feature three talented performers who last performed together in 2010: Eric Lewis, Doc Heide, and Holly Feldman. The all-new concert for 2016 will play for […]

  • Caleb Frostman Selected as Next DCEDC Executive Director

    The Board of Directors of the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) selected Caleb Frostman to be the next Executive Director of the organization, following a search throughout Wisconsin and surrounding states. Frostman will replace DCEDC founding Executive Director Bill Chaudoir, who retires next month. Frostman will assume his duties Nov. 29. Frostman, a Green […]

  • Trail Expansion at Crossroads at Big Creek

    During this unusually balmy November, it’s hard to even think about winter, but it will come. Once there’s enough snow, the designated ski trails at Crossroads at Big Creek Preserve will be groomed for classical and skate skiing. Trails will not be groomed at The Cove and Ida Bay preserves, but those trails are open […]

  • Five-Course Progressive Dinners Held at White Gull and Thorp House Inn

    The 21st Annual Fish Creek Holiday Progressive Dinners return for the 2016-17 winter season. “A Movable Feast” is the best way to describe these gourmet dinners, which begin at one of Fish Creek’s historic inns, then moves to a second inn for the main course and dessert. The Progressive Holiday Dinner Weekends are hosted by […]

  • WiFEE and THE HUZz BAND Releases Second Track to Sirius

    The track recorded by WiFEE and THE HUZz BAND, “Are You Ready to Die” by Cary Ann Heart, will premiere on Underground Garage’s Goldie’s Garage, a monthly show on Sirius Radio dedicated to new releases, on Nov. 18. In addition to the usual members of the band, melaniejane is also featured on backing vocals for […]

  • Artists Receive Awards at Miller Art Museum’s Juried Annual

    The Miller Art Museum announced the eight artists who received awards in conjunction with the organization’s 41st Juried Annual exhibition. The awards were presented at a free public opening reception on Nov. 5 at the museum in Sturgeon Bay. Welcome remarks were presented by Executive Director Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead and Curator of Exhibits and Collections Deborah […]

  • Martinez Studio Juried into 5th Consecutive Smithsonian Craft Show

      Wence and Sandra Martinez will return to Washington, D.C. to exhibit in their fifth consecutive Smithsonian Craft Show in April 2017. In the 2016 show, they won the Silver Award for Overall Excellence. As the most prestigious juried craft show in the nation, 1,200 artists routinely apply to the craft show and only 121 […]

  • Kari Anderson to Speak at Hope Church

      Join Kari Anderson on Nov. 19 at 3 pm as curator Mark Jinkins asks Anderson about her art, life and growing into the artist she is today. The talk will be held at Hope Church, 141 S. 12th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. When Anderson talks about her art, people react in so many ways. […]

  • Review: ‘In the Unlikely Event’

    Judy Blume gained fame with her iconic novel for young people, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (1970), and proved her versatility as an author with the novel for adults, Wifey (1978). Her latest novel In the Unlikely Event is her 29th book. Blume, who grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was in the […]

  • Holiday Open House at Cappaert Contemporary

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery is celebrating the holiday season and is hosting a Holiday Open House on Nov. 25 and 26, 10 am – 4 pm, in conjunction with Holly Days in Egg Harbor. Everyone is welcome to feel the art festivities, taste seasonal treats and see the beauty of original artwork. Cappaert Contemporary Gallery features […]

  • Meadows Art Gallery Begins Fifth Season with ‘Celebration’

    The Meadows Art Gallery begins its fifth season with the annual Celebration show. The show features six artists that have been with The Meadows since the gallery’s beginning: Connie Glowacki, Madonna Siles, Beverly Hart-Branson, Bonnie Sandstrom, Brigitte Kozma and Bren Sibilsky. The show was installed Nov. 12 and will be up through Dec. 3. The […]

  • Fish Creek Artist Rick Brawner Recognized in Soundings Magazine

    Rick Brawner, a full-time resident oil painter from Fish Creek, has one of his oil paintings featured in the Nov. 2016 issue of Soundings magazine. Soundings is a renowned national, monthly boating publication. The feature is a two-page center spread in their section called “Seascapes,” a monthly dedication to seascape art. The scene and painting […]

  • Mary White Landscapes at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery invites guests to experience the latest collection from Door County artist Mary White. White’s colorful view of the Door County landscape is sure to brighten up any room as days get shorter and the last of fall’s colors blow away. These pieces feature textures, delicate patterns and brilliant colors. This […]

  • Hardy Gallery’s Doors Are Closed, but Online Auction is Open

      The Hardy Gallery is announcing their 7th Annual Holiday Online Auction begins Nov. 20 at 12 pm and will remain open for bidding until Nov. 27 at 8 pm. Vendors from across Door County, as well as around Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota have generously donated an array of gifts to The Hardy Gallery for […]

  • Learn How Pictures Work in Picture Books

    Write On, Door County announces a special daylong class for aspiring writers of children’s picture books. Led by award-winning author and illustrator Nancy Carlson, this workshop is perfect for those thinking about a picture book manuscript or writers who have already begun their book. The class will be held Nov. 19, 9 am to 5 […]

  • Ephraim Library Releases 2016/17 Book List

    The Ephraim Library recently released their lineup for their 2016/17 Book Club reading list. The following are dates and selected books: Dec. 6 – The Painting by Nina Schuyler; Jan. 3 – Pick Your Own Fiction or Nonfiction Book in young adult genre; Feb. 7 – Tribe by Sebastian Junger; March 7 – Behold the […]

  • The Bestseller List: Nov. 6, 2016

      HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Whistler, by John Grisham 2. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult 3. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett 4. The Wrong Side of Goodbye, by Michael Connelly 5. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 2. Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen 3. Upstream, by […]