Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 23-Dec. 2, 2016

In this issue

  • Winter Warmer Release, Holiday Fests & More Weekend Plans

    ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Why not amp up your Christmas spirit with some winery open houses, a couple local festivals and a wonderful night sky hike? Friday, December 2 Holiday Open Houses Kick off your first December weekend with a sampling of local wineries! Parallel 44 Winery in Kewaunee is decked out for […]

  • Harmann Family Creates Scholarship Fund

    The Harmann Family and the Door County Community Foundation are pleased to announce the creation of the Darlene and Wayne Harmann Scholarship Fund, which honors the lives of Darlene and Wayne Harmann. Their children – John Harmann, Kevin Harmann and Stacy Stutz – are offering the community a matching opportunity. From Nov. 21 (Wayne’s birthday) […]

  • Group Calls on EPA for Mississippi River Cleanup

    The Mississippi River Collaborative – a partnership of 13 environmental and legal groups – released a report on Nov. 17, calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to perform its duties under the Clean Water Act and compel states along the Mississippi River to take action to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution flowing into the […]

  • Server of the Week: JoAnn Henger @ Miller Art Museum

    If creative expression is close to your heart Why not head to the Miller to view some art? Ms. JoAnn Henger will talk you through The awe-inspiring exhibits they have on view.   She has been giving her time to this gem for 16 years As both a board member and a volunteer. When free […]

  • Successful Year on the Track at Luxemburg Speedway

    The newest race promoters of the Luxemburg Speedway at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds are pleased to share that attendance topped 15,000 during the 2016 season and more than 1,700 cars were on the track, over the course of 12 races. The two race promoters, former Wisconsin Badgers defensive tackle Eric Mahlik and Ron Cochrane, a […]

  • Countywide Movie Night at Sturgeon Bay Cinema Dec. 16

    Sturgeon Bay Cinema has been reserved on Friday, Dec. 16, for a countywide movie night sponsored by Project 180. Students from all Door County schools are invited. Star Wars Rogue One will be playing. Doors open at 11 pm, with a movie start time of 11:30 pm. The cost is $8 per person and includes […]

  • NWTC Launches Culinary Specialist Diploma

    In response to increased demand for training and assistance in the food service industry, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is set to launch the Culinary Specialist technical diploma in the spring 2017 semester. “NWTC is really excited about starting the culinary specialist technical diploma program. The hospitality team is confident this program will expand the […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Interest Rate Hike Coming ‘Relatively Soon’

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congress’ Joint Economic Committee that an interest rate hike, “could well become appropriate relatively soon.” The hike would be the first since last December and only the second in a decade. The Federal Reserve (Fed) intended to do up to four interest rate hikes through 2016, but was derailed […]

  • The Wisconsin Idea in Southern Door

    In 1905, Charles Van Hise, then president of the University of Wisconsin, claimed, “I shall never be content until the beneficent influence of the University reaches every family of the state.” The statement is thought to be the genesis of the Wisconsin Idea, a principle at the school promoting research and education for every resident […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 28 – Dec. 2

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on Nov. 29. Town of Gibraltar: The Parks and Lands Committee meets at 8 am on Nov. 29. The Plan Commission meets at 7 pm on Nov. 29. Town of Sevastopol: The town board will hold its 2017 budget meeting […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Redevelopment Means More Publicly Owned Land, Not Less

    Recently a letter written by Dan Collins dated Oct. 25, 2016, on behalf of the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront was delivered and printed by several media outlets in Door County. Mr. Collins’ letter is very misleading and outright erroneous. The letter relates to the issue to the proposed hotel development on Sturgeon […]

  • Green Bay and Philadelphia to Meet on Monday Night Football

    The Green Bay Packers will wrap up their three-game road trip in Philadelphia with hopes of snapping a four-game losing streak with a win over the Eagles on Monday Night Football. The Packers are coming off a 42-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on last week’s Sunday Night Football while the Eagles look to recover […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Nov. 23 – Dec. 2

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Nov. 29 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Dec. 2 @ Omro, 7:15 pm Girls Basketball Dec. 2 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Nov. 29 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Nov. 25 & 26 @ Lena, 11 am Nov. 28 vs. Goodman-Pembine, 6 pm Dec. 2 @ Oconto, 7:30 […]

  • Tweak Hosts Social Media Workshop

    Tweak Social Media & Marketing will host a workshop for Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) members on Dec. 1, 8:45-11:45 am, at the Lodge at Leathem Smith to offer advice in the world of social media, SEO and Google Analytics. The day will start with coffee from 8:30-8:45 am. The Lodge’s coffee bar will be […]

  • Gibraltar Student Spends 11 Months in Czech Republic

    She dreams about the bread. Although the 11 months Marcy Desotelle spent as an exchange student in the Czech Republic included two wonderful families that embraced her as a daughter, the opportunity to make friends from all over the world, acquiring fluency in a difficult foreign language, hiking and skiing in the mountains and two […]

  • Cheers!: All Hail Lupulin Maximus!

    It’s the fourth night in a row of a full day of work followed by a full night of work. One of those nights included election night. I am really, really thirsty for something good. I stick my hand into the magic fridge and pull out an amber. Sorry, amber doesn’t have the right stuff […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Nov. 23 – Dec. 2

    By Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator Mark your calendars for Capture The Spirit, taking place in Sister Bay this weekend. (It’s a great holiday celebration that’s filled with fun stuff for kids of all ages to do, and will give you an opportunity to avoid the holiday rush and mall scene.) The annual F.O.G. Arts & […]

  • Walker Launches Big Bundle Up Campaign

    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 sixth year, the statewide charity initiative encourages people to donate new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats and other warm winter gear for […]

  • Unemployment Insurance a Statewide Problem

    In the first hour of a public hearing about unemployment insurance, two things were clear. Unemployment rules don’t work very well for seasonal businesses and Door County isn’t the only place with seasonal businesses. The Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council held a public hearing on Nov. 17 via videoconference from seven locations across the state. People […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You

    Sincere thanks to all who helped support our campaign for the First Assembly seat. Whether you put a yard sign up, found room for a larger sign, canvassed, opened your home for meetings, or helped in the numerous other ways many of you did – Thank you! Thank you to all who voted for me. […]

  • DNR Seeks Public Comment on Access to Navigable Waters

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is seeking public comment on a draft environmental assessment regarding public access on Wisconsin’s navigable waters. The draft environmental assessment is available online at This assessment is related to the development of public access sites on navigable waters in […]

  • Seminar on Wisconsin Retirement System Dec. 7

    The Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators’ Association will host a free seminar for participants of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Southern Door County School District Auditorium, 2073 County Road DK, Brussels. The focus will be on the Wisconsin Retirement System benefits and options. The seminar is […]

  • Sports Standings: Nov. 20

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Nov. 20 Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT Oconto, 1-0, 2-0, 1.000 Algoma, 1-0, 1-1, 1.000 Kewaunee, 1-0, 1-0, 1.000 Southern Door, 1-0, 2-0, 1.000 Green Bay N.E.W., 0-1, 0-2, .000 Sturgeon Bay, 0-1, 0-2, .000 Sevastopol, 0-1, 0-1, .000 Gibraltar, 0-1, 0-2, […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Seeks Runners for Charities

    Do you need more motivation to run this winter? The Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k’s Run For A Cause program is now accepting runners for its 2017 program. Run For A Cause gives runners a free registration to the May 6, 2017, race in Peninsula State Park to any runner who raises […]

  • Borrowing No Longer an Option for State Transportation Costs

    By Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, Wisconsin roads rank as third worst in the nation. The group also says nearly 2,000 bridges in Wisconsin are either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Wisconsin’s ongoing transportation finance debate has mostly centered on whether to raise gas taxes and fees or delay […]

  • Coverage of 2016-17 Badger Hockey on The Wisconsin Channel

    Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) will continue a long tradition of broadcasting University of Wisconsin Badger hockey games with a remaining schedule of four men’s games and one women’s game to be aired live on The Wisconsin Channel, one of WPT’s digital TV stations, and streaming online at The Wisconsin Channel is a Digital TV […]

  • Small Business Saturday at Brilliant Stranger

    On Nov. 26 – Small Business Saturday, Brilliant Stranger – Ecotique will celebrate the season with a Customer Appreciation Holiday Event. The day will be dedicated to fairness and beauty, with fair trade and handmade eco-friendly art, clothing and gifts. Brilliant Stranger – Ecotique is the result of a combined vision, with art and handmade […]

  • Republican Legislators Propose Rural Initiatives

    Rep. Joel Kitchens is part of a group of rural Republican legislators who will introduce a package of initiatives they believe are essential for the future of the rural constituencies they represent. “We’re facing a crisis in the rural areas,” Kitchens said at a meeting he requested with the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Medical […]

  • Sevastopol School Outscores Most Districts in Statewide Report

    The Wisconsin Department of Instruction (WDPI) recently released statewide scorecard results for the 2015-2016 school year. Sevastopol School District realized a score of 90.6 within an overall 83-100 accountability rating as Significantly Exceeds Expectations. Districts receiving this rating greatly exceed expectations for student achievement, student growth, educational equity and preparing students for educational milestones, including […]

  • Climate Corner: Wisconsin’s Most Innovative Counties and Municipalities Join Together

    By Curt Witynski A diverse group of Wisconsin cities, villages and counties have joined with the Department of Natural Resources and several nonprofit organizations to help each other advance sustainability goals. The group, which was first created in 2010, is known as Green Tier Legacy Communities (GTLC). This network of local governments focuses on promoting […]

  • Door County Environmental Council’s Position on CAFO Expansion

    By the Board of Directors, Door County Environmental Council   The phosphorus pollution of northeastern Wisconsin’s ground and surface water is a serious and undeniable problem. All of the facts and science behind this water contamination are not currently known. However, what is known is that there are multiple sources of this phosphorus pollution, including […]

  • Science Snippet: Vertebrate Populations Are Disappearing

    Mammals, birds, amphibians, fish and other vertebrates are slowly disappearing from the planet. A recent survey of the size of wild populations of these animals indicates that between 1970 and 2012 they have declined by 58 percent. Freshwater fish have fallen by 81 percent. The reasons: habitat loss, over exploitation and climate change. The only […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Preparing for the Christmas Bird Count

    A statement used in advertising in the past, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” could apply very appropriately to the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) which has become so popular throughout this continent over the past 116 years. These yearly early winter counts are sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the U.S. Fish and […]

  • Obituary: Andrew M. Ebel

    Andrew M. Ebel, 44, of Green Bay, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, changed his address to Heaven on November 18, 2016. A Door County native, Andy was born October 19, 1972 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Gregory Ebel and Suzanne Serrahn. Following his graduation from Sevastopol High School in 1990, he received a degree in […]

  • Obituary: Marion ‘Joan’ Unger

    Marion “Joan” Unger, long-time resident of Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin passed away, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at the age of 83. She was born April 27, 1933 in Chicago, IL to John and Marion (Vuillaume) Shaffer. Joan was a loving daughter, mother, grandmother and friend who enjoyed gardening, traveling, painting, reading, sewing, and being with her […]

  • Featured Pet: The Mouth

    The Cattery Staff at Door County Humane Society (DCHS) would like to send out a plea for a very special resident named The Mouth. The Mouth came to DCHS as a stray a few months ago. This handsome two-year-old boy has stunning green eyes and a golden and brown longhaired coat. The reason he received […]

  • Pet Talk: Cat Scratching Is Necessary

      Q: I have just gotten our new cat a carpet scratching post. I have found a nail stuck on it. I checked his feet and all his nails seem to be fine. Why did this happen? Could it be the wrong kind of scratching post? A: Not at all. As long as there is […]

  • Jacksonport Women’s Club Makes Contribution to Fire Department

    Jacksonport Women’s Club (JWC) recently made a contribution to Jacksonport Fire Department with monies going toward their water rescue equipment. Town of Jacksonport Assistant Fire Chief Aaron LeClair, Jacksonport Women’s Club (JWC) Contributions Committee Chair Marlene Larson and Jacksonport Firefighter/EMT Austin Gulley celebrated the JWC donation. Submitted.

  • Baileys Harbor Community Thanksgiving Dinner to Benefit Amy Haleen and Art Turnquist

    The Baileys Harbor Community Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by the Town of Baileys Harbor and the Baileys Harbor Community Association, will be held from 3 to 6 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. The community dinner started six years ago and has grown every year as a fundraiser to benefit a local person in need. […]

  • New Class of Dogs Graduates from Therapy Dog Training Program

    On Nov. 14, a new class of nine dogs graduated from the Door County Humane Society’s Therapy Dog Training Program. This program takes dogs with basic obedience skills and trains them to provide affection and comfort to people in nursing homes, hospitals, retirement homes, detention centers and other places where a friendly dog’s presence can […]

  • Door County Kids Invited to Children’s Christmas Stores

    The holidays are approaching and it’s time for the Children’s Christmas Stores, sponsored by the Door County 4-H. Children’s Christmas Stores provide children the opportunity to shop for family members’ Christmas presents. Parents choose a budget and a volunteer elf is provided for each child to assist them in shopping and wrapping. This experience helps […]

  • Ephraim’s Christmas in the Village Celebration is Dec. 3

    Each year, the Ephraim Business Council holds a Christmas in the Village celebration the first Saturday in December– this year, Dec. 3. In addition to the open houses, children events, Santa’s reindeer and the official lighting of the Village Christmas tree, the Ephraim Moravian Church holds a special ADVENTure from 11 am to 2 pm […]

  • Door County Humane Society Hosts Holiday Open House with Bake Sale

    Come one, come all to the Door County Humane Society’s Holiday Open House. This holiday event will take place Dec. 3, 11 am – 3 pm. Visit and take professional photos with Santa for a donation of $5. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of DCHS’s facility with a staff or board member and hear about their […]

  • Door County Episcopal Churches Celebrate Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols

    The Episcopal Churches of Saint Luke’s (Sister Bay), Christ the King (Sturgeon Bay) and Holy Nativity (Jacksonport) invite everyone to celebrate the Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols at Holy Nativity in Jacksonport on Dec. 4 at 4 pm. First held at King’s College in Cambridge, England in 1918, the service tells of the coming […]

  • Gibraltar Student Council Holds Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner Dec. 7

    Gibraltar Area Schools and the Gibraltar High School Student Council invite the community to their Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner on Dec. 7 at 11 am. Guests will be seated in the Elementary School Gym starting at 10 am. Guests will enjoy performances by the Gibraltar High School Band, Middle School Choir and High School […]

  • Free Seminar about Wisconsin Retirement System at Southern Door Auditorium

    The Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators’ Association will host a free seminar for participants of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) on Dec. 7, 6:30 – 8 pm, at the Southern Door County School District Auditorium, 2073 County Road DK in Brussels. The focus will be on the Wisconsin Retirement System benefits and options. The seminar is geared […]

  • Salvation Army Looking for Bell Ringers this Holiday Season

    The Salvation Army is seeking bell ringers for the holiday season. Bell ringing starts Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 24. Volunteers come from the community as individuals, couples, families and also from churches, schools and civic organizations. Last year, more than $44,000 was raised to help more than 600 individuals and families in Door […]

  • By the Numbers: Thanksgiving

    1 Wisconsin’s ranking in cranberry production, at 538 million pounds, followed by Massachusetts at 210 million pounds (2014 numbers). 2 The maximum number of days the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests keeping a fresh turkey before cooking it. 2.5 The number of public viewing miles for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 4 Percentage of Americans […]

  • Create a Gingerbread House at Next Memory Cafe, Dec. 5

    The Memory Cafe will meet Dec. 5 at 2 pm at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan Street. At this meeting, take a walk down the gingerbread memory lane as guests will listen to a gingerbread story and create group gingerbread houses with Marguerite Skahen. Memory Cafe is a time for those experiencing […]

  • Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church Holds Sale to Benefit Haitian Artisans

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

  • Door County Communities Team Up 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, 2017. All items donated locally will stay in […]

  • Framed: A Sunday in Jacksonport

    A Sunday stroll in Jacksonport. Photo by Alissa Anschutz.

  • Manners Matter: What’s Appropriate to Spend for Hostess Gift?

    Dear Mary Pat, I have been invited to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving dinner since I won’t be able to spend the holiday with my family this year. Is there a rule of thumb for what to spend for a hostess gift? Signed, What to Bring? Ellison Bay, Wis.   Dear What to Bring?, There […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Nov. 23-Dec. 2

    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?   “Big city pigeons are very odd. They’re fearless.”   “If at first you don’t succeed, it’s time for drinks.”   “Are […]

  • Trivia: Who Was the Last American to Orbit Earth Solo?

    Question: Who was the last American to orbit the earth solo?   Answer: Colonel Gordon Cooper on May 15, 1963 in his spacecraft Faith 7 during the final Project Mercury mission.  

  • Trails Open at Crossroads during Thanksgiving Holiday

    The Collins Leaning Center will be closed over the Thanksgiving holidays, but the trails will be open for those who want to be blessed by beauty of nature this time of year. On Nov. 27, take part in the lecture “Red Squirrels and their Harvest Homes” at 2 pm. A traditional Thanksgiving hymn describes a […]

  • Next DPAS Meeting includes Screening of Stephen Hawking’s ‘Genius’

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society meets on Dec. 6 at 7 pm at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay. The program includes a video and discussion about Stephen Hawking’s series Genius. The Viewing Object of the Month will be discussed and refreshments will be served. Visitors are always welcome. For more […]

  • Door County Maritime Museum Hosts Kid’s Day on Nov. 26

    The Door County Maritime Museum will kick off a couple of Saturdays of fun for kids with the annual Kid’s Day at the Sturgeon Bay museum on Nov. 26. Kids are admitted free to the museum throughout the Merry-Time Festival of Trees, running through Dec. 13 with a nominal Cana Island donation. Activities are planned […]

  • Maritime Speaker Series Begins with the ‘Niagara’ Wreck

    The Door County Maritime Museum’s popular Maritime Speaker Series returns with four monthly programs beginning Dec. 8 and continuing until March 2, 2017. All programs begin at 7 pm. This year’s series begins with a program presented by former Door County Maritime Museum Executive Director Bob Desh that will not only serve to conclude the […]

  • ‘Music of Irving Berlin’ Highlighted during Door County Historical Society Dinner Meeting

    The Door County Historical Society wraps up the season with its dinner meeting and program “Musical Notes through History: Music of Irving Berlin,” on Nov. 28 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 6 pm. Berlin’s music epitomized the crossroads of American history and American popular music. The performance will feature James Valcq, co-artistic director […]

  • Alan Kopischke to Star in TAP’s ‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the production of Tom Mula’s Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Dec. 8 – 24. Robert Boles will direct the holiday show with Alan Kopischke in the title role. “Marley was dead, to begin with…” in Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol. But what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney […]

  • Pen Players Theatre Announces 2017 Season Lineup

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces their 82nd season, June 13 – Oct. 15, 2017. “I’m happy to announce the slate of plays for next year’s 82nd season,” said Artistic Director Greg Vinkler. “We closed our 81st season just a few weeks ago, but getting the roster of plays up this early gives us a head start […]

  • Local Children’s Book Author Shares Message of Encouragement

    Ordinary, unexceptional, plain – everyone has felt small and insignificant in this big, grand world at some point and time. After all, like the stars above, we are as tiny specks in the shimmery landscape of the universe. However, Louise Andreae eloquently reminds readers that each of us makes a difference in her children’s book, […]

  • Interfibers Shows Clothing, Jewelry from Mission Project

    Visit Interfibers Studio Gallery in Fish Creek on Nov. 26 for the holiday event about “Creating Revenue through the Arts.” All the clothing and jewelry created through this mission project will be on sale at affordable prices for Christmas shopping. At noon Wendy Carpenter will lead an open discussion about her work in Guatemala, with […]

  • New Seasonal Tiles at Gills Rock Stoneware

      Gills Rock Stoneware will present a new line of seasonal tiles during their holiday open house, Nov. 25 & 26. Each tile is a one-of-a-kind, hand painted treasure, perfect for coasters, trivets, or table decorations. Gills Rock Stoneware is located at 12020 Lakeview Rd. in Ellison Bay. For more information, call 920.854.2774 or visit […]

  • Frykmans Return from Travels for Open House

    Frykman Studio Gallery will hold their annual Holiday Open House on Nov. 25 & 26, the weekend after Thanksgiving. Visitors will be offered refreshments and regaled with travel stories by photographers Luke and Heather Frykman, who will have just returned from an expedition to the southeast United States. Curator Carole Frykman will have the gallery […]

  • Heart and Key Jewelry at Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery is excited to launch Luana Coonen’s latest jewelry collection in sterling silver and 14k gold. Coonen, a San Francisco native, shows her work in Wisconsin exclusively at Plum Bottom. Her latest collection features an array of heart and key designs that have been painstakingly hand cut and carved out of […]

  • Woodwalk Gallery to Stay Open through Holiday Season

    Woodwalk Gallery is opening its doors this holiday season for the first time ever. Owners Jillaine Burton Seefeldt and Andrew Seefeldt see an opportunity for expanding the Woodwalk experience. “Everyone loves the barn, so we thought, how beautiful would it be dressed up for Christmas and really, we have so many lovely and reasonably priced […]

  • Special Jewelry Showing at D.C. Studios

    D.C. Studios will hold a special showing of Joan North Designs on Nov. 26, 10 am – 5 pm. Since 2000 Joan has worked with stones, fabric, glass and metal to create her unique pieces. There will be holiday cheer and special discounts. D.C. Studios is located at the corner of County Q and Highway […]

  • James May to Throw Customer Appreciation Party

    Algoma’s James May Gallery still has a few events on their calendar before closing out the year. The gallery is celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, 10 am – 5 pm. Get out and support local small businesses and #shopsmall. Stop by the gallery and browse their collection of contemporary works: paintings, prints, ceramics, […]

  • Fine Line Hosts Annual Holiday Open House

    Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim will host their Annual Holiday Open House, Nov. 26, 10 am – 5 pm. Holiday drawings ranging from $10 to 20 percent off items in the gallery will take place throughout the weekend. Many other holiday specials will also be featured. “A holiday gift from a Door County artist […]

  • Southern Door FFA Alumni Hosting 11th Annual Toy Show

    The Southern Door FFA Alumni will host its 11th annual toy show on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 9 am until 2pm featuring a silent auction, bucket raffle, door prizes and food. The show will be held at Southern Door High School, 2073 County Road DK in Brussels. Admission is $3 and free for children ages […]

  • Harbor Holiday in Baileys Harbor (Dec. 3-4)

    Join us for a great community event including a Christmas parade, arts & crafts and a tree lighting ceremony! Saturday, December 3 1 – 3pm: Cookies and hot chocolate at the Toft House 3pm: Parade and caroling from visitor’s center to town hall 4 – 6pm: Harbor Holiday Party at town hall; arts and crafts […]

  • Ephraim’s Christmas In the Village 2016

    Featuring fun family crafts, soup and chili, and a meet-and-greet with Santa and his sled dogs. Saturday, December 3 11am – 2pm: ADVENTure and sweets sale at Ephraim Moravian Church 11:30am – 12:30pm: Children’s holiday stories at Ephraim library 12:30 – 3:30pm: Holiday craft, cookie decorating and heritage games inside Ephraim Village Hall 1 – […]

  • Door County Photographers Accepted Into ‘Wisconsin Triennial’

    Every three years, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art puts out a call for what is considered one of the most important showcases of contemporary Wisconsin art: the Wisconsin Triennial. This year, that call garnered more than 600 applications from emerging artists eager to introduce their work to new audiences and from established artists ready […]

  • Milwaukee Songstress Liv Mueller to Perform Sturgeon Bay Show

    A veteran of the Holiday Music Motel’s thrice-yearly songwriting festivals, Milwaukee songstress Liv Mueller returns to Sturgeon Bay this Saturday for an evening performance at Door County Makers Space. The visit comes a day after a reunion concert at Linneman’s Riverwest Inn in Milwaukee with her former indie rock band, The Lovelies. Originally formed in […]

  • Finding Favre: An Interview with Biographer Jeff Pearlman

    Few athletes have been covered as much or as nauseatingly as former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre. You’d think that would leave little left to be said about the man inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last summer, but you’d be wrong. In his just-released biography, Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life […]

  • Land Trust to Conserve 305 Acres of Björklunden Campus

    On Nov. 17, the President of Lawrence University, Mark Burstein, and representatives of the Door County Land Trust signed a conservation easement to protect 305-acres of the Björklunden campus in perpetuity. “One of the things we think a lot about at Lawrence is the idea of stewardship,” said Burstein. “This partnership really allows us to […]

  • Rockapella Comes to Door Community Auditorium Nov. 26

    The a cappella singing group Rockapella first gained fame after their appearance in 1991 on the PBS series, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? The object of this popular kids’ game show was to use knowledge of geography to track Carmen Sandiego, the leader of a crime syndicate. Since then, the tours of Rockapella […]