Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 22-Dec. 1, 2017

In this issue

  • Portion of Spring Road Closing Nov. 29

    On Wednesday, Nov. 29, the Door County Highway Department will be closing a section of Spring Road in the Town of Gibraltar, to install a new drainage structure. Spring Road will be closed to all thru traffic from 8 am until noon, from Peninsula Players Road to Wandering Road. Upon completion of the culvert installation, […]

  • Michigan Street Bridge to Close Dec. 4 – 12

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office announces the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian Monday morning, Dec. 4 through Tuesday, Dec. 12. This continuous closure is necessary to repair multiple bridge beams struck by over-height vehicles. The bridge will continue to open for marine traffic […]

  • Applications Open for Transportation Alternative Program

    Applications for the 2018-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) award cycle are now available. TAP guidelines, application instructions, and application forms can be found on WisDOT’s TAP website ( With certain exceptions, projects that met eligibility criteria for the Safe Routes to School Program, Transportation Enhancements, and/or the Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities Program are eligible TAP […]

  • Trivia: At the 1927 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Toy Soldier balloon debuted. How tall and wide was he?

    Question: At the 1927 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Toy Soldier balloon debuted. How tall and wide was he? Answer: 60 feet tall and 30 feet wide. He was recreated in 2001 as a medium-size balloon.

  • Letter to the Editor: Living HIStory

    I’ve seen a President assassinated, the murder of his assassin and the murder of his assassin’s assassin all broadcast on our black and white TVs. Later, I saw that President’s brother assassinated as he, too, campaigned to become our commander-in-chief. I’ve seen a Democrat – from Texas yet! – inherit the Presidency but decide not […]

  • Door to Nature: Pumpkins

    Do you enjoy eating Cucurbita pepo pie (kew-CUR-bi-ta PEEP-o) as much as we do? I’m speaking of that famous Thanksgiving treat, pumpkin pie. Our annual Thanksgiving feast enjoyed with good friends would be incomplete without a scrumptious homemade pumpkin pie. In thinking back to my childhood in Kewaunee, I do recall having pumpkin pie for […]

  • Permit Available for Stream Habitat Projects

    Beneficial stream habitat projects will be easier to undertake in Wisconsin with a new general permit the state Department of Natural Resources has issued aimed at streamlining stream habitat projects. Before the creation of this general permit, many beneficial stream habitat projects were authorized under individual permits, which added time and expense to the permitting […]

  • Great Lakes Funding Targets Kewaunee Phragmites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission nearly $600,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding to manage at least 1,000 acres of invasive phragmites, wild parsnip and Japanese knotweed in Kewaunee County. Angela Kowalzek-Adrians, manager of the program for Bay-Lake RPC, said Kewaunee County was the next logical site […]

  • Student-Built Home Taking Shape

    Walls are up on the ninth student-built home in Sturgeon Bay and they hope to get the roof on before the first snow falls. The group hopes to finish the 2,700-square foot home by the end of the school year, but will carry the experience they gain with them for the rest of their life. […]

  • The Bestseller List: Nov. 22, 2017

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. News of the World, by Paulette Jiles 2. The Sun and Her Flowers, by Rupi Kaur 3. History of Wolves, by Emily Fridlund 4. Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur 5. Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Danger: Man Working: Writing from the Heart, the Gut, and […]

  • State News: Sparsity Aid, Piping Plovers, Catfishing

    Vos:  Sparsity Aid Won’t Be Taken Up Some district administrators say state education spending isn’t meeting the needs of rural school districts. While Gov. Scott Walker has pushed for an increase in sparsity aid, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told WisPolitics last week that he won’t take up the issue when the Legislature resumes in January. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Keep Eyes Open to Abuse

    For most of us, the coming holiday season brings a sense of joy, hope and renewed promise. However, for the victims of domestic violence, the holidays are sad days of struggle with feelings of never-ending hopelessness. Every nine seconds, a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States. If you are one of the […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Nov. 22 – Dec. 1

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Nov. 28 vs. Chilton, 7:30 pm Dec. 1 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Nov. 27 @ Stockbridge, 6:30 pm Dec. 1 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm  Girls Basketball Nov. 24 & 25 @ Lena, 3:30 pm Nov. 27 @ Stockbridge, 5 pm Nov. 30 @ Peshtigo, 7:30 pm […]

  • Server of the Week: Colleen Deeter

    Colleen at Subway is very sweet She makes delicious subs to eat She has a smile that will make your day She even runs the register when it’s time to pay When you’re hungry for a sub that’s great Get to Subway. Go now! Don’t wait! Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Around the Holiday Table: Pass the Civility, Please!

    by Susan McAninch A year ago at this time, much of the conventional wisdom about how to handle the upcoming holidays was about avoiding the topics that had come to divide us so deeply. For many, talking about the election, the candidates, politics, religion, education, health care – you name it – was just too […]

  • Should State Bring Back Earn-a-Buck Program?

    Pat Sexton was still pumped with adrenaline after shooting his first deer Nov. 19. “It’s only the second time I’ve ever shot a rifle. It might be beginner’s luck,” Sexton said after bringing in a buck he bagged on a friend’s property to be processed at Haberli’s Deer Processing on Haberli Road in the Town […]

  • Find Gifts at Great Northern by Design

    Great Northern by Design will host its annual Holiday Open House, Nov. 24 & 25, 10 am to 4 pm. Home decor and much more will all be on sale for holiday giving. The public is invited to stop by to sample refreshments and enjoy the shop. The festivities also include Great Northern by Design’s […]

  • Cheers!: Do Black Patent Malts Really Reflect Up?

    What stout lover could resist a 200th Anniversary Export Stout from Guinness, commemorating 200 years of Guinness in America? This stout is proudly brewed with the darkest of roast malts – black patent malt, an extreme-roasted malt that Brew Your Own magazine once tongue-in-cheekedly referred to as the “malt equivalent of the crazy uncle that […]

  • Manners Matter: Expressing Gratitude

    Dear Mary Pat, My sister-in-law has hosted Thanksgiving for years and she does such an amazing job. In addition to being a spectacular cook, she has her house decorated perfectly and makes everyone feel so welcome. And while this doesn’t come naturally for our family (we always had a much simpler holiday growing up), my […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Granary Is Diamond in the Rough

    When you Google historic granary renovations and see what the possibilities are for this 100-plus-year-old structure, it is awe-inspiring. Surviving granaries, especially, have become focal points in many cities for tourists and residents alike. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society sees these possibilities and has already raised enough money to stabilize and start reimagining its use […]

  • Framed: Birthday Celebration

    Carol Newman, owner of the Pioneer Store in Ellison Bay, extinguishes the candles on her 80th birthday cake. Brew Coffeehouse was packed with well-wishers Nov. 16 to help Carol usher in her next decade. Photo by Gloria Dougherty.

  • News From This Week’s Past: Nov. 22 – 30

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors.   The Expositor, November 21, 1873 A Mathematical Problem – The Sturgeon Bay and Lake Michigan Canal company have received 50,000 acres, or one fourth of their land […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 22 – 30

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm Nov. 28. County of Door:  The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm Nov. 28. Town of Gibraltar:  The Plan Commission meets at 7 pm Nov. 28. Town of Jacksonport:  The town board meets at 7 pm Nov. 28. Town […]

  • Ephraim Only Municipality to See Room Tax Decline in September

    The Village of Ephraim is the only underperforming municipality in the county when it comes to year-by-year room tax collections, according to the September room tax report from the Door County Tourism Zone Commission (DCTZC). County-wide room tax collections year-to-date through September are up four percent from last year, an increase of $149,489, and September […]

  • Door County Triathlon Partners with National Organization

    The Door County Triathlon has entered into a partnership with Grand Prix USA to expose the event to more triathletes nation-wide. Founder Sean Ryan will remain the event organizer and work with his experienced staff. Grand Prix USA is a competitive series of grassroots races across the U.S., with men and women earning prizes in […]

  • Southern Door FFA Toy Show Nov. 26

    The 12th Annual Southern Door FFA Toy Show will be held from 9 am to 2 pm Sunday, Nov. 26. The cost is $3 for adults and children 11 up. Children 10 and below enter free. For reservation of tables for toy or farm displays, contact Kathy Massart at 920.835.7484.

  • Printmaker Demos at Plum Bottom

    As part of Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery’s Shop Small Saturday celebration the gallery is excited to host printmaker Erin Nolan at a demo day Nov. 25, 11 am – 1 pm. Nolan will be at the gallery demonstrating her woodblock print and fine point etching techniques. Her latest work will also be featured in […]

  • Reps in the News: Johnson Statement on Tax Plan Opposition

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker and Wisconsin’s tourism industry are teaming up to help thousands of Wisconsin residents stay warm this winter with The Big Bundle Up campaign. Now in its seventh year, the statewide charity initiative encourages people to donate new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats, and other warm winter gear for […]

  • Committee Hears First Report of Millpond Study

    Members of Door County’s Land Conservation Committee learned at the Nov. 16 meeting that the Forestville Millpond has lost 94 percent of its capacity since its bottom was last mapped 43 years ago. “So it’s very shallow,” said Brian Forest, a conservationist in the county Soil and Water Conservation Dept., who presented a snapshot of […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Library to Host Special Events in December

    In addition to their regular programming, the Sturgeon Bay branch of the Door County library will host a pair of special events this December. On Dec. 13 at 2 pm, Door County resident Kevin Quinn will present “A Long Walk: Hiking the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine” in the Jane Greene Room. Quinn recently […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball Schedule: Nov. 27

    SCHEDULE Nov. 27 6:20 pm – A League Nicolet Beach Concessions vs. Olson Dental The Caffeinators vs. Some Spike It Hot Door County Fire Company vs. Music Masters DJs 7:20 pm – B League Bay Ship Sharks vs. Red Room The Try-Hards vs. Brick Lot 2 Brick Lot 1 vs. Bull Pen 8:20 pm – […]

  • Bench Artists Needed

    Looking for a winter art project? Are your artistic skills above average? The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center invites you to create a bench – decorate, improve upon, or free-form – that will be displayed on Sturgeon Bay streets from mid-May leading up to the live auction at Harvest Festival, Sept. 15, 2018. Benches for the […]

  • “Football in Heaven” Signing at AMO Gallery

    Matthew Nebel will sign copies of his first novel, Football in Heaven, at AMO Gallery & Framery in Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 24, 10 am – 12 pm. Football in Heaven tells the story of a 10-year-old boy named Victor who dreams of taking his favorite football team to the big game. But when his […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Capture the Spirit, SBAA Membership Drive

    First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and yours have a fantastic holiday. Everyone is cordially invited to come to Sister Bay this weekend for the Capture the Spirit celebration. At 4:30 pm on Friday, Nov. 24, Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will arrive downtown, and they will bring along their live reindeer, […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Nov. 22, 2017

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “She smells like poop, but she’s cute!” “As long as he doesn’t interfere with our sex life or sleep quality, I am […]

  • By the Numbers: Native American Heritage Month

    In honor of Native American Heritage Month we look at some numbers on the American Indian and Alaska Native population. 4 The number of states that celebrate Native American Day in place of Columbus Day. Those states are Alaska, Minnesota, South Dakota and Vermont. South Dakota was the first state to recognize the day as […]

  • City Authorizes Design Work for Bike and Pedestrian Underpass at Bay View Bridge

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council  authorized Cedar Corp to perform design and engineering work for a bike and pedestrian underpass at the Bay View Bridge. The underpass is part of the city’s comprehensive plan and its bicycle master plan, and would connect Ahnapee Trail to Circle Ridge Road, allowing users to avoid crossing the four-lane […]

  • GEO-DC Launches New Website

    The Greater Escarpment Organization of Door County (GEO-DC) now has two homes – one on land and the other in cyberspace. Founded in 2012, GEO-DC, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, seeks to “cultivate knowledge and stewardship of the Niagara Escarpment corridor and its geological, ecological, and cultural wonders in people of all ages and from all […]

  • Ellison Bay Galleries Hold Open Houses

    Add warmth and value to your holiday gift giving with handmade items for your cherished family and friends. From large platters, bowls, wine coolers, handbags and artwork to a mug, pin or a special card and book. Buy local and support community artists while visiting the four Ellison Bay galleries holding a holiday open house. […]

  • Wisconsin Finds 240 More Impaired Waterways

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) released a list of 240 waterways that it will add to the state’s impaired waters list. The additions will bring the total number of impaired waterways recognized by the state to approximately 1,500. One of Door County’s waterways, Stony Creek, which starts northeast of Maplewood and runs southeast […]

  • Documentary on Wisconsin State Capitol Nov. 27, Dec. 6

    As the Wisconsin State Capitol marks its centennial, Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) will premiere a new documentary on the history, architecture and cultural significance of the iconic statehouse. Our House: The Wisconsin Capitol premieres on WPT 7 pm Monday, Nov. 27. The program will have an encore presentation on 7 pm Wednesday, Dec. 6, and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: So Frustrated I Could Scream

    Let me see if I have this right. Paul Ryan is calling for sexual harassment training for Congress. So, if I have it right, Congress will be trained in how to comply with a law it conceived and passed. Is it just me, or is there something wrong with this picture? I’ll bet very few […]

  • Aged Trout Shows Value of Fish Refuges

    State fish biologists conducting spawning surveys on Lake Superior hauled in a lake trout earlier this month that hatched when Richard Nixon was president. The fish was originally caught and released during Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ spawning assessments for lake trout in 1981. It was caught and released again Nov. 2 in the same […]

  • Peninsula Players

    Peninsula Players Announce 2018 Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre is thrilled to announce its 83rd season performing June 12 through Oct. 14. “On the heels of having successfully completed our 82nd season, I’m very happy to announce next year’s 2018 season,” said Artistic Director Greg Vinkler. “People sometimes ask me if I plan seasons around a theme. The answer is no, […]

  • Birch Creek Presents Holiday Concerts Dec. 2

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center presents Christmas Around the World holiday concerts on Dec. 2. There will be a matinee family concert at 2:30 pm and an evening concert at 7 pm. Juniper Hall will be beautifully decorated for the season as Birch Creek welcomes back Birch Creek’s Symphony Session Brass Darren Castellanos, trombone; Charles […]

  • Miller Art Museum Explores Children’s Book Illustrations in New Exhibit

    The artwork of six regional children’s book illustrators comes alive in imaginative and interactive ways in Miller Art Museum’s current exhibit, Beyond Words: The Art of Regional Children’s Book Illustration. Designed to engage visitors of all ages, Beyond Words is a colorful exploration of children’s literature – both classic and modern – and the illustrations […]

  • Featured Pet: Breeze

    This is Breeze, a six-year-old calico cat. She’s friendly and enjoys being pet. Her favorite activity is taking a nap on a soft blanket or in one of her nice cat beds. Breeze enjoys meeting new people even though she might be a bit hesitant at first. She’s looking for a special home where she […]

  • TAP Announces Auditions for StageKids’ Shakespeare Production

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces auditions for the upcoming StageKids production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. The auditions will be held by director Alex Genty-Waksberg Dec. 9 at 11 am and Dec. 12 at 5 pm at Third Avenue Playhouse. TAP invites middle and […]

  • Book Review: ‘Out the Door!’ by M.L. Collins

    According to promotional material, M. L. Collins’ new book Out the Door! is a satirical novel about “geology, sex, politics, the environment, prairie voles, cheese curds, casinos, aphrodisiacs, sturgeon, trilobites, herring gulls, Hat Island, a bit of mystery and more!” A critic might reasonably wonder whether Ms. Collins or any other writer could handle all […]

  • Dustbowl Revival Brings Soulful Folk-Funk to Brewery

    On Dec. 2, Los Angeles-based The Dustbowl Revival brings its bold, funky fusion of soul, folk and Americana to the Door County Brewing Co. Music Hall. Founded in 2007 by native Chicagoan Zach Lupetin, the eight-piece collection of brass, strings and washboard has gained a reputation as one of Los Angeles’ best live bands, an […]

  • ‘The Wonder Bread Years’ A Blast From the Past for Baby Boomers

    The Wonder Bread Years will live again at the Southern Door Community Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 25, reminding people that there’s still a kid inside all of us. The hilarious, one-man show was written by Pat Hazell, who has been a guest on the Tonight Show seven times, served as one of the original writers […]

  • Green Architect Virge Temme Wins Women in Sustainability Award

    After being recognized by gb&d (Green Building and Design) magazine and the U.S. Green Building Council with a Women in Sustainability Leadership Award (WSLA) on Nov. 7, Door County architect Virge Temme doesn’t feel so alone as a promoter of sustainable building. “My personal takeaway was that I feel I have comrades in arms now,” […]

  • Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade to Benefit Community Member with ALS

    The annual Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade & Benefit will step off at 10:30 am from the downtown Jacksonport fire station. Now in its 21st year, this fun-loving, eclectic parade – a labor of love put into motion by Door County residents – continues its mission of neighbors helping neighbors once again in 2017 by supporting […]

  • Door County Civility Project Holds ‘Set the Table for Civility’ Discussion

    During the holiday season, beginning at Thanksgiving and extending into the new year, the Door County Civility Project joins the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) in inviting people from all over the country to take part in NICD’s Initiative to Revive Civility and help in “Setting the Table for Civility.” Join Door County Civility […]

  • Door County Humane Society Hosts Holiday Open House Dec. 2

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) will host its Annual Holiday Open House on Dec. 2. The event runs from 11 am until 2 pm and will take place at the DCHS main location at 3475 County Road PD in Sturgeon Bay. The event will feature light refreshments, a holiday bake sale, shelter tours, pictures […]

  • ADVENTure at Ephraim Moravian during ‘Christmas in the Village’

    On Dec. 2, 11 am – 2 pm, the Ephraim Moravian Church presents its annual ADVENTure as part of the village-wide “Christmas in the Village” celebration. Make and take a wreath or wrap Christmas Eve candles in the red trim that has been traditional for more than 250 years. A display of angels from all […]

  • Southern Door Schools Invite Senior Citizens to Holiday Party Dec. 13

    The Southern Door School District invites senior citizens to attend the 31st annual holiday party at 1 pm on Dec. 13. Reservations must be made by calling 920.825.7333 by Dec. 7. The holiday party is free to residents of the Southern Door School District who are 62 years of age or older.

  • Nine Door County Drop-Off Sites for ‘Big Bundle Up’ Campaign

    Door County’s tourism industry is currently collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” donation campaign. The campaign is a statewide collection program that runs from now through Jan. 2, 2018. All items donated locally will stay in […]

  • Don Warden Hired as Chief Operations Officer at Champion Shrine

    The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help has welcomed Don Warden as its new chief operations officer. Warden joins the Shrine after having recently served as executive director of Elizabeth Ministry International. In his role as COO, Warden will serve under the direction of the newly established board of trustees of the nonprofit […]

  • Bayside Home Medical Team Takes First Place at Rib Fest

    Neighbor to Neighbor hosted its ninth annual Rib Fest Nov. 11 at The Lodge at Leathem Smith. The event featured seven local chefs representing Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse, The Lodge at Leathem Smith, Door County Fire Company, Sonny’s Pizzeria, Jeff’s Sports Bar & Grill, the Bayside Home Medical Team, and John J. Beck. The sold-out […]

  • Singing, Chili at Ellison Bay Tree Lighting

    Carolers used candles to illuminate songbooks during the lighting of the Christmas tree in Ellison Bay on Nov. 19. Despite frigid conditions, the event drew a good crowd that warmed itself after the singing with chili at Mink River Basin.

  • Obituary: Christopher T. Farmer

    Christopher T. Farmer, 69 of Fish Creek, WI died on Tuesday November 14, 2017 at his home in Fish Creek. He was born February 21, 1948 to Gilbert and Jeanne (Llewellyn) Farmer. He is survived by his brother Jeff Farmer and Sister Jill Kulczyx and other relatives and friends. There will be a Memorial Service […]

  • Obituary: John Robert Witalison

    John Robert Witalison, of Gold Hill, North Carolina, passed away due to heart failure on his 66th birthday on November 12, 2017 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. John is preceded in death by his parents Arthur and June (Bastian) Witalison, his wife Linda (Poe) Witalison, brother James, and nephew Erik. He is survived […]

  • Door County Medical Center Birth: Rebecca & Kent Cookle

    Rebecca and Kent Cookle, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born Nov. 9, 2017. Maternal grandparents are Shane and Justina Walschinski, Brussels. Kevin and Jean Cookle, Sturgeon Bay, are paternal grandparents.

  • Place Holiday Baking Orders with Lola’s Restaurant and Bakery

    Lola’s Restaurant and Bakery is now accepting orders for all holiday baking needs. Manuel Cifre, owner and baker, is encouraging residents of Door County to get their orders in soon, so as not to be left without their holiday goodies. “We want everyone to have a great holiday season,” Cifre said. “One of the ways […]

  • Door County Maritime Museum Introduces Museum Store Sunday

    The Door County Maritime Museum will participate in Museum Store Sunday (MSS) on Nov. 26. Museum Store Sunday will offer visitors and consumers inspired experiences and shopping opportunities provided by the museum. The museum will offer 20 percent off storewide to visitors, and 25 percent off storewide for museum members. The Museum Store Association launched […]

  • 2017 U.S. Agricultural Exports Total $140.5 billion, Third Highest on Record

    U.S. agricultural exports totaled $140.5 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2017, climbing nearly $10.9 billion from the previous year to the third-highest level on record, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced. As it has done for more than 50 years, the U.S. agricultural sector once again posted an annual trade surplus, which reached $21.3 […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Nov. 20, 2017

    Crop prices (Nov. 20) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $2.98 -0.46 $2.85 Soybeans $8.86 -1.00 $9.04 Wheat $3.41 -0.81 $3.08 Oats $2.23 -0.30 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.94/bushel -0.50 New-Crop Corn $3.18/bushel -0.70 Wheat $3.47/bushel -0.75   Basis: The difference between the local […]

  • Cure Cabin Fever with Crossroads at Big Creek Hike Nov. 25

    The trails at Crossroads at Big Creek will be open on Thanksgiving Day and throughout the hunting season, but the Collins Learning Center will be closed on Thanksgiving. The Friday Film on Nov. 24, 2 pm is Wisconsin Hometown Stories-Door County. This is a repeat screening of the Wisconsin Public Television production so locals can […]

  • Hike the Reindeer Trail at Peninsula State Park

    Strange tracks have appeared at Peninsula State Park. “I heard the jingle of bells and then felt a whoosh,” said Peninsula State Park Naturalist Kathleen Harris. Come see the tracks for yourself by hiking the Reindeer Trail. The Reindeer Trail, a half-mile woodsy walk, will be ready for young trail trampers on Nov. 25, from […]

  • Learn Astronomy Basics at Door Peninsula Astronomical Society Meeting

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will meet Dec. 5, 7 pm at Stonecipher Astronomy Center. The program will be “Misconceptions in Astronomy” and the Astronomy Basics session will be “Ask the Amateur Astronomers.” Guests are always welcome and refreshments will be served. The Stonecipher Astronomy Center is located at 2200 Utah Street in Sturgeon Bay. […]

  • Holiday Spirit on Display at Maritime Museum

    The “Merry-Time Festival of Trees” has returned to fill the Door County Maritime Museum’s exhibits with 37 uniquely decorated trees and wreaths donated by businesses, organizations and individuals in the community. Create a new holiday tradition for family and friends by joining in this festive event. Every day is a “kid’s day” during the festival. […]