Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 25 – Dec. 4, 2015

In this issue

  • Christmas In the Village, Santa on the Tug, Harbor Holidays and More Weekend Plans

    A festive weekend on the peninsula is heading your way! From a holiday book sale to a holiday home tour (and two festivals), we've got you covered for the weekend ahead.

  • Reps in the News: Nov. 25 – Dec. 4

    Governor Scott Walker A new Marquette University Law School Poll finds Walker’s approval rating has risen only one point above his lowest approval rating of 37 percent registered in September, just after he dropped out of the 2016 presidential race. The latest survey of 803 registered voters was done from Nov. 12 to Nov. 15 […]

  • Municipal News Nov. 25 – Dec. 4

    County of Door:  The Property Committee meets at 1 pm on Dec. 2. The Resource Planning Committee meets at 2 pm on Dec. 3, at which time it will hear a proposal from Door County Brewery about building a brewery northeast of the intersection of County highways F and EE in the Town of Baileys […]

  • Ephraim Contract Shift Highlights First Responder Confusion

    At Ephraim’s Village Board meeting on Nov. 10, Fire Chief Justin MacDonald proposed the village end its contract with Gibraltar for use of the town’s Emergency Medical Responder’s (EMR) and engage with Liberty Grove’s Fire Department for an aid agreement. MacDonald said that it is a matter of response time and the Ephraim EMRs respond […]

  • Community Clinic Closing in March

    After serving more than 4,000 patients since opening its doors in 2000, the Community Clinic of Door County is winding down operations and will close on March 31, 2016. Both the Sturgeon Bay office and its Sister Bay satellite will close. Why? Mission accomplished, said Executive Director Jane Herlitz. “Our mission has always been to […]

  • News Bulletin: Nov. 25 – Dec. 3

    WHAT HAPPENED • As of Nov. 23, 828,664 deer hunting licenses have been sold, compared to 816,292 at the same time last year. For a look at gun deer license sales and other information regarding deer hunting in Wisconsin, visit and search keyword “deer.” Electronic deer registration through the GameReg system allows for up-to-date […]

  • Baileys Harbor Sets Site for Dog Park

    The Baileys Harbor Town Board and Plan Commission convened a chilly, near-dusk outdoor meeting the afternoon of Nov. 20 to walk the area of a proposed town dog park on part of a 40-acre parcel the town recently bought. Although the town had two sites in mind, everyone who attended the meeting agreed that a […]

  • Let Us Give Thanks…For These Thanksgiving Facts

    The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, for the new world on Sept. 6, 1620, and arrived after a 66-day voyage on Nov. 11. One child (Oceanus Hopkins) was born and one person died during the voyage. 101 people arrived on the Mayflower in 1620. Only 52 survived to celebrate Thanksgiving a year later. With […]

  • Science Snippet: Shrimp is America’s Favorite Seafood

    Shrimp is now the most popular seafood in America, with each person eating about four lbs. a year. About 90 percent of our shrimp supply is imported, mostly from India, Thailand and Indonesia. Some of these “foreign-born” crustaceans are farmed in poorly maintained lagoons that are often laced with antibiotics. Also, the U.S. Food and […]

  • Going Native: Landscape As If “Life” Depended On It

    by Dale Goodner The answers were great: Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Goldenrod, Purple Cone Flower, Joe-Pie Weed, Cup Plant, etc. My wife, Mary, and I had been doing a program for gardeners at the Algoma library. The question was: “Name one of the very best plants you could place in your landscape to promote butterflies.” They’d […]

  • Top 5 Strangest Calls to the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line

    Fresh or frozen? Big or small? Deep fry, grill, smoke or roast? To stuff or not to stuff? These are among the most commonly asked questions for the professionally trained turkey experts at Butterball, who since 1981 have manned the turkey company’s holiday season Turkey Talk-Line. What began with six home economists answering more than […]

  • Live Webcast Offered for “Live from Paris” UN Panel

    The United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is meeting this December in Paris, where nations are expected to ratify a new universal climate change agreement that will lower carbon emissions. For the first time since the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the world will be coming together to adopt a healthy, sustainable future. Join […]

  • Energy Education Highlighted at CCCDC Meeting

    Environmental education in Wisconsin’s schools will be the topic at the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s December program. Sara Windjue, energy education specialist at the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education, University of Stevens-Point, will lead an interactive presentation about efforts to strengthen environmental literacy in Wisconsin’s pre-K-12 schools. The program is Dec. 2, 7 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks from Baileys Harbor VFW

    The members of the Baileys Harbor V.F.W. and their wives would like to say “thank you” to the anonymous person who paid for the Veterans Day dinner held at the Cornerstone restaurant on Nov. 12. It was greatly enjoyed by all who attended.   Robert Shine, Post Service Officer Baileys Harbor, Wis.    

  • Business Mediation Workshops Offered at Björklunden

    From Feb. 29 – March 4, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering two Business Mediation Training Workshops with instructor Laura Smythe. These workshops will take place at Björklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor. Business Mediation Training 101 is offered Feb. 29 – March 2. In this workshop, participants will learn the basic steps of mediation […]

  • DCEDC Business Planning Course to Begin Jan. 25

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay are sponsoring an entrepreneurial training program in Door County. Beginning Jan. 25 at NWTC-Sturgeon Bay, the eight-week business planning course takes students through a step-by-step approach to researching and writing a professional business plan. Every Monday evening, […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Nov. 25, 2015

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?   “Whoa! Is that a beard poll?”   “Is that man frolicking in the field of tongues?”   “MIT guys… always doing […]

  • Five Homes on Holiday Home Tour to Benefit Door CANcer

    DOOR CANcer, Inc. invites the community to their 17th Holiday Home Tour on Dec. 5, 10 am – 4 pm. Five homes are on the tour to help raise funds for the people of Door County who are dealing with cancer. DOOR CANcer uses the funds to pay utilities, rent, house payments, insurances, car payments, […]

  • Lost Moth Gallery Holds Holiday Sale

    Lost Moth Gallery is open for the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving with a holiday sale, 10 am – 5 pm. There will be refab dresses, animal pillows, paintings and prints by Brilliant Stranger’s Dawn Patel, paintings by Jeanne Kuhns, sculptures by Maureen McGrath, and pottery by Tony Menzer. Lost Moth Gallery is located at […]

  • Gibraltar’s Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner Set for Dec. 9

    Gibraltar Area Schools and the Gibraltar High School Student Council invite the community to their annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner on Dec. 9 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 Jazz Combo, Middle School Choir and High […]

  • Sevastopol Boys Basketball Preview

    by Justin Skiba  The Sevastopol Pioneers boys basketball team aims to lean on senior leadership for the 2015-16 season. Coming off of a 3-19 regular season record (0-14 conference) with a loss in the opening round of the WIAA playoffs, third-year head coach Andy Symons looks to use experience and senior leadership as a way […]

  • By the Numbers: Thanksgiving

    2 The ranking of Thanksgiving on the list of America’s favorite holidays. Christmas is No. 1.   3 Number of days of the first harvest feast held by the Plymouth colony in 1621.   36 The number of years magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale advocated for a national Thanksgiving holiday before President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed […]

  • Capture the Spirit in Sister Bay, Nov. 27-28

    Warm up your holiday spirit, tune up your caroling voice, bundle up the kids and join the festivities at Sister Bay’s Capture the Spirit event, Nov.27-28. The village lights will glow brightly Friday, Nov. 27 beginning at 4:30 pm with the lighting of luminaries around downtown and the Village Christmas tree and decorations at the […]

  • Maritime Museum Launches Online Store

    Just in time for the holiday gift-giving season the Door County Maritime Museum is launching a new online store through its website at This new innovative design will provide shoppers the opportunity to shop from home for an assortment of gift ideas or just something for yourself ranging from children’s and adult clothing and […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Nov. 25, 2015

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Dec. 1 @ Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Dec. 4 @ St. Lawrence Seminary, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Nov. 30 @ Green Bay West, 7:15 pm Dec. 4 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL  Boys Basketball Dec. 1 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm Dec. 3 vs. Stockbridge, 6:30 pm  Girls Basketball Dec. 3 vs. Stockbridge, […]

  • Isherwood: In A Cold Night

    I wasn’t the only Boy Scout to attempt an igloo. It seems like there was a merit badge involved, like you weren’t a bona fide Boy Scout until you had attempted that igloo, like a real kid – make that a real winter kid. Better for the attempt if school was called off because of […]

  • Northern Sky Announces 2016 Lineup

    Northern Sky Theater has announced its 2016 musical comedy line-up for the summer season. This year’s world premiere, Doctor! Doctor!, in which a retiring small town physician recruits his young big city nephew to take over his practice, pays tribute to the nostalgic nature of life in Door County where residents reluctantly but humorously adapt […]

  • Rural Partners Seeks Award Nominations

    Wisconsin Rural Partners, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to developing leadership, networks and voice for rural Wisconsin, is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for its 2016 Top Rural Development Initiative awards. Any project, activity, or even a whole community in rural Wisconsin is eligible. Rural Partners looks for nominations that cite positive […]

  • Birth: Andrew and Emily Schwark

    Andrew and Emily Schwark, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on Nov. 15, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are John and Debbie Lasee, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Robert and Susan Schwark, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Celebrate the Holly Days in Egg Harbor, Nov. 27-28

    Egg Harbor’s Holly Days is a weekend full of old-fashioned holiday fun. The festival will be held the weekend of Thanksgiving, Nov. 27 and 28. The event, full of family fun, kicks off the official Christmas season with festive dazzling decorations and holiday activities for all ages. Start the weekend with Breakfast with Santa at […]

  • Registration Opens for The Clearing’s Winter Program

    Registration is now open for The Clearing Folk School’s Winter Program classes, which start Jan. 4 and end Feb. 26. More than 80 day-classes, many of which run multiple weeks, are being offered this year. In addition to an impressive variety of classes, the Winter Program represents something unique and wonderful about Door County – […]

  • Mr. G’s Team Wins at Rib Fest

    Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County held their seventh annual Door County Rib Fest on Nov. 7 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Those in attendance tasted an assortment of ribs prepared and donated by local chefs, baked beans and coleslaw donated by Tadych’s Econo Foods, and homemade desserts. They then voted for […]

  • Loaves & Fishes Is A Happening Place

    The lighting is warm and soft and the walls, adorned with artwork, are painted an attractive and currently hip shade of green. The room reverberates with the din of conversation and laughter and the clinking of dishes and flatware. Every booth and table is full and a handful of customers wait patiently in the lobby. […]

  • Making Waves: New Swim Season Begins

    By Suzanne Rose As the Door County YMCA swim program moves forward into the 2015-16 season with expanding record numbers of swimmers, a larger coaching staff and extended practice schedule, it is all under a new name: DCY SWIM, with a sharp new logo and official team sportswear. McHugh has signed on a new assistant […]

  • Pet Talk: Nov. 25, 2015

    By Sally Salopek Q: We have a puppy who pees in the same spot on the tile floor in the house. What can we do to get her to quit having these accidents in the house? A: First, I would highly recommend cleaning the spot with one of the enzymatic cleaners on the market available at […]

  • Steve Grutzmacher: Andrew Jackson and d’Artagnan

    With the short turn around this week, I pulled a variety of pieces I write when I run across something that is interesting (at least to me). Neither of the following items ever developed into a column in and of themselves, but I still find them interesting and, hopefully, you will enjoy them, too.   […]

  • Vocal Ensemble Spreading Holiday Cheer at DCA

    Traditionally a cantus (which is Latin for singing) is an activity organized by students during which they perform traditional songs about love, country and generally, drinking beer (the consumption of that beverage an integral part of the music making). But Cantus, the nine-member male vocal ensemble from the Twin Cities, will bring the cheer without […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Nov. 25, 2015

    Crop prices (Nov. 23) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price Basis Soybeans $7.97/bushel -0.61 Wheat (SRW) $4.28/bushel -0.61 New-Crop Wheat (SRW) $4.25/bushel -0.70   Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.28/bushel -0.35   Basis: The difference between the local cash price for a commodity and the Chicago cash price (where the […]

  • Brick Lot Pub to Host New Year’s Eve Fundraiser for Boys & Girls Club

    Brick Lot Pub & Grill will host a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Door County on New Year’s Eve. Ten percent of the night sales and employee tips will go directly to benefit the programs at Boys and Girls Club of Door County. There will be a 50/50 raffle and other raffle […]

  • Hagens Return to TAP for Holiday Concert

    Join the Hagen Family for their annual Christmas concert at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) on Dec. 19 at 7:30 pm. The Hagen Family Christmas Concert is a Door County tradition that is not to be missed. Tickets are $20 for early bird general admission, $25 for day-of-show general admission, $10 students, and $5 children 11 […]

  • Ridges Art Night Features Dyes from Nature

    In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, Shannon Pump can be found in the woods and fields of Door County, foraging for mushrooms, sumac, pine greens and wild berries. It wouldn’t be an uncommon sight for anyone familiar with Pump and her mushroom business, Wild Door, except that instead of selling these items to local […]

  • Crossroads Hosts WaterFest Nov. 28

    Protecting our land and water is important, and Crossroads at Big Creek will emphasize this on Nov. 28 at one of their popular family programs, WaterFest. At WaterFest, Crossroads will screen the presentation from Professor Bassam Shakhashiri from the first WaterFest in 2007. The screening is scheduled for 1 pm. At 2 pm, the lab […]

  • Server of the Week: Sherry Robillard of Econo Foods

      Treats   she catches your eye twinkle, sparkle, dazzle, shine sample some Sherry   ~submitted by Kristen Peil

  • Literacy Door County Holding Tutor Training Sessions

    Literacy Door County will host two training sessions in December for individuals interested in tutoring through the organization, whose goal is to provide one-on-one adult literacy tutoring for native and non-native English speakers in the county. Prior teaching experience or knowledge of a language other than English is not required. December training sessions are Dec. […]

  • Obituary: Margaret F. Koscierzyna

    Margaret (Midge) F. Koscierzyna (nee Gering) born March 31st, 1924 – mother, grandma, and great-grandma – passed away November 20th, 2015. Margaret was welcomed to heaven by her parents Bernard and Genevieve Gering and brother Joseph G. Gering. She was preceded in death by her first husband Robert E. Briarton and her second husband Robert M. Koscierzyna. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Three Points

    I. I am disappointed. I am disappointed our City has not done a better job of officially communicating with the citizens regarding the federal lawsuit that has been filed against our City. Against “We the People.” I understand the need for candor when a party is being sued. However, there is nothing to be gained […]

  • Framed: Americans in Xizhou, China

    A group of 13 Americans from Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin came together in Xizhou, China for an educational and spiritual vacation, hosted by the Linden Centre and led by Door County’s own Unitarian Universalist minister, Cynthia Barnes Johnson. The theme of the trip was spirituality and travel, examining the history of travel and its purpose […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Trail Improvement Day Thank You

    On behalf of the Friends of Peninsula State Park I want to thank everyone who came out on Nov. 1 to support the park trail systems and a special thanks to Al Johnson’s for sponsoring lunch and Brian Fitzgerald for coordinating the entire day. It was a great day to be outside and work on […]

  • Wisconsin Tax Burden Falls to Lowest Level Since Great Recession

    By Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Badger taxpayers have some good news this holiday season, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). In analyzing U.S. Census figures just released for 2013 (these data always lag two years), the nonpartisan research organization found state-local taxes here claimed 10.9 percent of income and ranked 15th, the lowest they’ve been […]

  • Holiday Party for Seniors at Southern Door High School

    The Southern Door School District is holding the 29th annual holiday party, sponsored by the students and faculty of the high school, on Dec. 9. A music program will begin at 1 pm in the high school cafeteria with lunch to follow. Reservations for this event must be made by calling the high school office, […]

  • Construction Update: Nov. 25, 2015

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

  • Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program Can Help with Heating Costs this Winter

    You or someone you know may be eligible for help with home heating bills. The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) is a federally funded program that helps eligible households pay a portion of their home heating costs. The amount of heating assistance benefit depends on the household’s size, income and heating costs. Income qualification […]

  • Dendler’s Sculptures Published in Literary Journal

    Deborah Dendler, resident sculptor of Fish Creek, has two sculptures published in the Fall 2015, Issue 3, of Duende, the national literary journal of Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont. The terra-cotta sculptures, “After the Bath” and “Three Graces,” can be seen at: Dendler exhibits her work regularly in solo, group and invitational exhibitions nationally and […]

  • USDA Helps Schools Connect with Local Farmers

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $4.8 million in grants for 74 projects spanning 39 states that support the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) efforts to connect child nutrition programs with local farmers and ranchers through its Farm to School Program. “Farm to school programs work – for schools, for producers, and for communities,” said Secretary […]

  • Everlasting Doodle Recognized in “Martha Stewart Living”

    Everlasting Doodle of Egg Harbor has been recognized in Martha Stewart Living magazine’s 25th Anniversary Edition. Pam and Dan Ash, owners of the Rusty Tractor Café in Egg Harbor, own Everlasting Doodle with their daughter, Taylor Havel. Everlasting Doodle began when Dan and Pam purchased a laser cutter in 2005, installed it in their workshop, […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: Best Meteor Shower of the Year

    The Geminids Meteor Shower is considered to be the best meteor shower of the year, producing up to 120 meteors per hour at its apex. This year it should peak on the night of Dec. 13 and into the wee hours of the 14th, but “sky blazers” from this group of space debris can occur […]

  • St. John Bosco Principal Receives Blue Ribbon Award

    Vickie Dassler, current principal at St. John Bosco School, recently returned from her trip to Washington, D.C. where she accepted a National Blue Ribbon Award on behalf of Howard Elementary School, designated as an Exemplary High Performing School. Dassler was the principal at Howard Elementary for 14 years before accepting the principal position at St. […]

  • Young Professionals Network Defies County’s Aging Perception

    There’s an idea that most of Door County is reserved for retirees and part-timers. When the snow melts or when someone turns 70, they cross the bridges and settle in. But there is a group of people in the county that doesn’t fit this description. They are employed throughout the year and, to further astonishment, […]

  • Door CANCer to Benefit from Thanksgiving Day Parade

    With five recommendations brought to the table, the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade Committee could not choose just one recipient of the funds collected at the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. The common strand through all the recommendations was cancer, and therefore DOOR CANcer, Inc. will be the fundraising recipient. DOOR CANcer, Inc. states, “Whenever there is […]

  • Door County Brewing Co. to Release L’hiver Dec. 1

    Door County Brewing Company announced the Dec. 1 release of their Winter Farmhouse Ale aptly called L’hiver, French for “the winter.” L’hiver is inspired by the traditional Belgian Strong Dark Ales and is described as dark brown, dry, with notes of dark fruit and a slight hint of citrus. L’hiver comes in at a hearty […]

  • Rusty P’s Bringing Hip-Hop to Brick Lot

    The Thanksgiving holiday is an annual staple of overindulgence and instead of hopping on a treadmill to burn all the caloric excess, the Brick Lot in Sturgeon Bay has provided a more entertaining outlet in which to bring your body back into pre-Thanksgiving form. “Expect a party, that’s what we’re all about,” laughs Isa Ortiz, […]

  • Photo Poll: Besides family and friends, what are you most thankful for this year?

    “Travel, open-minded people and food.” ~ Jackie Thelen “I’ve been given a lot of good opportunities to grow as a person.” ~ Justin Anderson “Smart and compassionate people!” ~ Sally McEvoy “The lovely weather we’ve had. I’m a gardener so it’s been surprisingly great.” ~ Adam Prugh “Community events like Rock ‘n Bowl Art Night […]

  • Obituary: David I. Nelson

    David I. Nelson, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, died November 19, 2015, while at Hearthside Cordial Care in Sister Bay where he had resided the past month. He was born August 4, 1919, in Green Bay, the son of the late David and Harriet (Pape) Nelson. After high school, David served his country for four-and-a-half years in […]

  • Obituary: Timothy J. Strege

    Timothy J. Strege, age 54 of Ellison Bay, Wis. died at his home on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Arrangements are pending for a Memorial Mass and will be announced at a later date.

  • Hats from Finnish Furrier at Patricia Shoppe

    Patricia Shoppe of Egg Harbor is excited to host its only trunk show of the winter this Thanksgiving weekend. “And it’s truly our most unique of the year,” says owner Erin Bosman. “This show came to fruition while chatting with a good customer about their love for handmade hats. This customer was excited to join […]

  • Book Club Spotlight: UU Book Club

    Club: UU Book Club Meetings: Meets monthly at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim. Upcoming Reads: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe; The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe; Some Luck by Jane Smiley; On the Move by Oliver Sacks; Fifteen Dogs by Andre […]

  • Moo La La Giveaway to End Dec. 18

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center’s Moo La La giveaway tradition will continue for the 2015 season. Over the course of three weeks, the Moo La La promotion rewards patrons for visiting participating businesses. No purchase is necessary, and there’s no cost to participate. In order to enter, stop by any one or more of the […]

  • Benefit for Jodi Pierzchalski Georgenson at Corpus Christi

    The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a benefit for Jodi Pierzchalski Georgenson on Dec. 5 at Corpus Christi Church Social Hall in Sturgeon Bay. A pasta and wine dinner provided by Sonny’s Italian Kitchen will be served and a silent auction will be held from 5 – 7 pm. A freewill offering will be accepted […]

  • The Bestseller List: Nov. 25, 2015

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Avenue of Mysteries, by John Irving 2. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 3. Felicity, by Mary Oliver 4. Slade House, by David Mitchell 5. Career of Evil, by J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson 2. Destiny and Power:  The American […]

  • Roy Lukes: The Wild Turkey

    One of my excellent junior high student poetry writers of about 60 years ago, as a part of her Thanksgiving poem, wrote: “Pity the beast, the poor, poor beast, the turkey upon whom we feast.” Such might be the words and thoughts of those opposed to or uneasy about eating meat (especially that of a […]

  • MDCMC to Acquire Lake Side Surgical Associates

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) and Lake Side Surgical Associates, S.C. (LSSA) announce that MDCMC will acquire LSSA, effective Jan. 1, 2016. The location, services, surgeons and staff of LSSA will remain unchanged, providing a seamless transition for patients. “We have worked closely with MDCMC since our inception,” says Dr. Shaun Melarvie, surgeon and […]

  • Featured Pet: Cheryl

    Every once in a while an animal walks through the doors at the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) with a truly complex story. A few years ago a feline named Cheryl came into DCHS as a stray. A woman looking for a second cat visited the shelter and fell in love with her. This lovely […]

  • Holiday Season Begins at Corner of the Past with Carols

    Christmas caroling and holiday cheer kick off the season at The Corner of the Past at the Sister Bay Historical Society on Dec. 4, 6 – 8 pm. Carols will be sung around the old pump organ brought to life through the talent of Gladys Austgen; and Christmas cheer and other refreshments will be offered. […]

  • Ground Broken for Northern Door YMCA Addition

    Construction on the new 3,500 square foot Lifestyle Center addition to the Northern Door YMCA Program Center will begin the first week in December. A ground breaking ceremony was held last week. Planning for this addition and renovation program has been underway for more than three years. The new Lifestyle Center will be built south […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Price Increases Dec. 1

    Fees for the 2016 Door County Half Marathon increase $5 Dec. 1, but runners can still take advantage of the $65 registration level for a few more days. More than 750 runners have already signed up, putting the race on pace to fill faster than ever before. If you’re on the fence make your commitment […]

  • Kids Day and Speaker Series at Maritime Museum

    The Door County Maritime Museum will kick off a couple of Saturdays of fun for kids with the annual Kids Day at the Sturgeon Bay museum on Nov. 28. Kids are admitted free to the museum throughout the Festival of Trees, which runs Nov. 14 – Dec. 8, with a nominal Cana Island donation. Nov. […]

  • Cheers!: Seeing Stevia-induced Pink Elephants

    It’s always good to see pink elephants, especially when they are on the faux ceramic 11.2-ounce bottles of the Delirium family of beers from the Huyghe Brewery of Melle/Ghent Belgium. This one is Delirium Red – a dark red 8 percent Belgian cherry ale. Big cherry nose. Cherryish taste, but also something I can’t identify, […]

  • Trivia: Nov. 25, 2015

    This week’s question: What are auroras in the southern hemisphere called? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: Brett Favre will be the sixth Packer to have his number retired at Lambeau Field. Who are the other five? Answer: Tony Canadeo, Don Hutson, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke and Reggie White.  

  • Santa Sets Up Mailbox in Sister Bay

    Children of all ages (adults, too) are invited to send their holiday greetings, nice deeds and wish lists to Santa Claus, via Santa’s Mailbox in downtown Sister Bay. The box is in Candy Cane Lane, close to the corner of Mill Road and Hwy. 42, on the west side of 42. Santa and Mrs. Claus […]

  • Manners Matter: Nov. 25, 2015

    Dear Mary Pat, I’ve always been into giving gifts. Big birthday gifts, little “just because gifts” and for Christmas…I was a gift giving fool. I had plans to do the same this holiday season until my hours got reduced at my job and my husband’s income slowed down to a mere trickle. How do I […]

  • Holly Days, Small Business Saturday, Hip-Hop & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend is the official start to the Christmas season in Door County, with Sister Bay and Egg Harbor hosting their hometown holiday festivities and area businesses taking part in Small Business Saturday. Check out our top picks for the festive weekend ahead! Friday, November 27 Capture the Spirit of the Holidays Sister Bay will […]