Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 3-10, 2017

In this issue

  • Martial Arts Promotion

    Peter Smith was promoted to Shichi-dan 7th Degree Black Belt at Door County Martial Arts on Oct. 28, 2017. Smith has been in martial arts for more than 34 years and also holds a 4th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is the head assistant instructor at Door County Martial Arts and at […]

  • High School Fall Athletics: Nov. 3 – 10

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Junior Evan Henry placed 18th at state with a time of 17:03.29.   SEVASTOPOL  Cross Country Freshman Olivia Stenzel placed 21st at state with a time of 20:27.59.  Football At the Oct. 28 Eight-Player Jamboree, Sevastopol won with a score of 36 to Wausaukee’s 20.   SOUTHERN DOOR Cross Country Freshman Lydia […]

  • Keeping High School Athletes in the Game

    Door County Medical Center’s team of certified athletic trainers support Door County high school athletes with fulltime trainers onsite at all four Door County schools and are present at each high-contact home high school athletic event. A large group of physician assistants, nurse practitioners, athletic trainers, physical therapists and other physicians make up the complete […]

  • Server of the Week: Jake Erickson from the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Door County

    Jake is so friendly and so kind If you need help or are in a bind. Go to him with any matter Papers to fill out or just to chatter. He takes the time to help seniors out He’s a great guy, without a doubt! -Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Door County Christmas Sets Up Shop at Fox River Mall

    John Kugle has stepped things up with his Door County Christmas store idea by locating this year at a major shopping destination, the Fox River Mall in Appleton. Kugle has been operating the Door County Christmas concept at a Green Bay mall since 2014. “The Bay Park Square Mall in Green Bay has been a […]

  • Packers Host Lions in Primetime

    Coming off a bye week, the Green Bay Packers (4-3) are preparing to host the Detroit Lions (3-4) at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football. It will be the 176th contest between the two teams. Having lost two straight games, the Packers are looking to rally behind quarterback Brett Hundley, with hopes of remaining in […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Nov. 3, 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? “I think I’m turning white.” “With all the creepy things you own I’m honestly surprised it didn’t happen sooner. “Hello, would you […]

  • The Bestseller List: Nov. 3, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Origin, by Dan Brown 2. Uncommon Type, by Tom Hanks 3. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 4. Devotions, by Mary Oliver 5. Deep Freeze, by John Sandford HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Leonardo da Vinci, by Walter Isaacson 2. Grant, by Ron Chernow 3. What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton 4. We […]

  • Pet Talk: Dispelling the Cat-Milk Myth

    Q. Is it okay to give my cat milk to drink? A. One of the most common misconceptions is that milk is good for cats. Felines do not gain anything nutritionally from milk that is not present in a well-balanced diet. The only cats that naturally do drink milk are kittens when they are nursing, […]

  • Book World Stores Closing

    In one swoop Door County will lose two book stores, after the Oct. 31 announcement that Appleton-based Book World is closing all 45 of its stores in seven states, affecting 325 employees. “The national shift in the retail marketplace towards e-commerce has triggered the loss of vital mall anchor stores and a downward spiral in […]

  • DNR to Hold Open Houses on Regional Master Plan

    The public will have an opportunity at two upcoming open houses to learn more about the Department of Natural Resources’ regional master planning process for properties located in the Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Ecological Landscape. The region includes properties in Door, Oconto, Marinette and Shawano counties. A master plan, guided by Chapter NR 44, Wisconsin […]

  • By the Numbers: Daylight Saving Time

    We “fall back” – or end Daylight Saving Time – at 2 am on Sunday, Nov. 5 (Guy Fawkes Day in England), and six months later we “spring forward” to Daylight Saving Time. Where did this bizarre manipulation of time originate? 1907 The year that British builder William Willett published his essay “The Waste of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What Legacy Will We Leave?

    Proceeding down the highway, south, of Door County, along the west side of the road and approaching Wequiock Falls, a darling, wee Brown County park, one passes in view of a statue of Jean Nicolet, coureur des bois, celebrated “discoverer” of Lake Michigan and Green Bay, as he stepped out of his canoe to say […]

  • Eagle Tower Fund Names New Campaign Managers

    The Friends of Peninsula State Park has named Chris Holicek and Steve Strucely to take over the leadership of the Eagle Tower Fund campaign. Holicek is president of the Friends group, and Strucely is the newly hired business manager. The two are taking over from Rachel Stollenwerk, who recently announced her decision to step away […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Kitchens Wrong on Pot Legalization

    Thanks much to the unnamed citizen who had the courage to question Rep. Joel Kitchens on the issue of legalizing cannabis in Wisconsin at his recent listening session, “Kitchens Listens: Manure, Marijuana and Mining,” (Oct. 27). Currently, despite federal laws against cannabis, no less than 29 states and Kitchens own birthplace of Washington, D.C. have […]

  • New Roofs for Historic Plum Island Landmarks

    By Tim Sweet Plum Island, located in the Death’s Door passage between the tip of the Door Peninsula and Washington Island, has seen a flurry of activity the past few weeks. Three 19th-century historic maritime structures have received new roofs. The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands hired Chewy & Teo Roofing and Siding, LLC to […]

  • Trivia: When the National Football League was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, how many teams and states did it represent?

    Question: When the National Football League was founded in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association, how many teams and states did it represent? Answer: 10 teams in four states

  • Manners Matter: Gender Roles in the Workplace

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m a senior manager in a medium-sized corporation. I’ve worked hard my whole career and have been routinely promoted. Part of my job is to attend various meetings throughout the week. Some of these meetings are critical to my team and others are ones that won’t impact my department as much, but […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Dedicates 40th Home

    A new home was built for a single-parent family in Sturgeon Bay this summer, but at the Oct. 26 dedication of the new home, it was evident that this was much more than a construction project, and that a deep and lasting bond was built between the volunteer home builders and the family for whom […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Good For Sean Ryan

    I think that everyone loves the Fall 50. With the exception of a letter to the editor written last week [“Editorial Discretion Needed” by Katrina Hull], I’ve never even heard a negative comment. What is wrong with “Drunk Wives Matter” as a team name, and worse yet, the winning team name?! Oh no! When did […]

  • Perspective: Give Local, But Buy on Amazon?

    I’ll admit it. I like shopping on Amazon. I buy a lot of obscure books on philanthropy and community building that are not available in our local stores. My furnace uses an unusual air filter that cannot be found on local shelves. And as much as I searched, nobody around town carried quite the right […]

  • “The Great War Comes to Wisconsin” in New Book

    Examine Wisconsin’s response to World War I 100 years ago in The Great War Comes to Wisconsin: Sacrifice, Patriotism, and Free Speech in a Time of Crisis, a new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book by Richard L. Pifer. The Great War Comes to Wisconsin captures the American home front experience through a Badger State lens, […]

  • Best Plants for Pollinators

    The Wild Ones of Door County will present “Prairie and Savanna Plants for Pollinator Gardens” on Nov. 16, 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Neil Diboll, president of Prairie Nursery, is the featured speaker. The importance of pollinators to human wellbeing is of increasing concern, as population decreases in these critical […]

  • British Agronomist Visits With Peninsula Pride Farms

    British agronomist Tim Stephens traveled to Kewaunee County on Oct. 27 as part of a fact-finding mission he is on to help farmers in southwest England deal with environmental issues. Specifically, Stephens met with members of the Peninsula Pride Farms, the farmer-led initiative to use science to make farming more environmentally friendly. Stephens is employed […]

  • Property Manager Hired for Egg Harbor Community Center

    As Boldt Construction workers continued their build of the stately Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion and Egg Harbor Library taking shape on the hill overlooking the village, Village Administrator Ryan Heise and newly hired Event Director/Property Manager Jess Reinke recently gave a tour of what promises to be a jewel among public buildings in the […]

  • Registration Open for Madison Edible Summit

    Registration closes Nov. 9 for the 2017 Edible Summit, a two-day training program offering comprehensive and interactive information on how to develop a local food business. Co-hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s Agriculture and Food Center and Dane County UW-Extension, the summit will be held Nov. 17-18 at the American […]

  • Ellison Bay Poet at Dickinson Poetry Series

    The Dickinson Poetry Series features Lee LeVoy Nov. 8, 7 pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) of Door County in north Ephraim. LeVoy began writing poems for her family 25 years ago. In recent years her poetry has become a spiritual practice: mindfulness of the moment, listening to the inner voice. She writes about what […]

  • Clay Banks Church Continues Tasty Lefse Tradition

    You have to admire a tradition that goes back so far no one alive can remember how it began. That is the case with the modern-day lefse-makers at the 145-year-old Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clay Banks. Every year the two-day lefse-making process takes place in the kitchen in the church basement, just before […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Nov. 3 – 10

    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, October 29, 1875 Prognosticators say that we are to have twenty-six snow storms this winter, each one to last three weeks.   The Republican, October 30, […]

  • Framed: The Ultimate Fans

    The ultimate Notre Dame/Green Bay Packer fans: Joe Miller and his yellow lab, Brett, out and about in Baileys Harbor. Submitted.

  • Children’s Author to Hold Reading, Visit Area Schools

    Renowned children’s author John Coy will conduct programs in area schools and give a public reading through Write On, Door County’s writers’ residency program. Coy will provide insight into the creative process during his appearances at Gibraltar Area Schools, Sunrise Elementary and T.J. Walker Middle School in Sturgeon Bay, and Washington Island Schools. In addition, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Fate of the Granary

    To the Editor, Depending on the fate of the Granary Building in Sturgeon Bay, here are two alternative Letters To The Editor. Letter #1:  “Shame on you! Shame on us! We have lost an iconic, historic, salvageable landmark due to the forces of ‘development’ and worse. It had the potential of being a beloved residents’ […]

  • Cheers!: I’m Floating In a Most Peculiar Way!

    Please bear with me for a moment while I unload. I work a very strange job with a very strict deadline. Wednesday is the big day of the week. I have to crank out material late Tuesday and very early Wednesday, and then crank full steam all that day, just to keep up. My point […]

  • Reps in the News: Walker Returns from Israel

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker met on Oct. 30 with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss future collaboration between Wisconsin and Israel as well as political and economic issues in the region. The hour-long meeting in Jerusalem took place on the first full day of the governor’s trade mission to Israel, where he is […]

  • State News: ACA, Lead Pipes, Foxconn

    Committee OKs Lifting Mining Moratorium A state Assembly committee has approved a plan to lift Wisconsin’s decades old moratorium on sulfide mining. Wisconsin’s mining moratorium, signed by former Gov. Tommy Thompson in 1998, requires companies seeking to mine sulfide ores such as copper, zinc or gold to provide examples of similar Canadian or U.S. mines […]

  • Kitchens’ Clean Water Access Bill Passes Senate

    A bill authored by Rep. Joel Kitchens to increase assistance to contaminated private well owners passed the Senate on a voice vote Oct. 31. The bill increases the maximum grant amount for the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) well remediation program and allows local governments to assist private landowners in financing for a new well. […]

  • Door to Nature: Aspens Make Their Own Music

    This time of year we enjoy lingering at the top of the Hibbard’s Creek valley near our home and drinking in the brilliant yellows of the trembling aspens that do so well in the creek bottom. We look at their beautiful late fall show as the quiet subtle “afterglow” following the more vibrant mid-October colors […]

  • Clippers Soccer Heads Back to State

    The Sturgeon Bay Boys Soccer team is heading back to the state tournament. Coach Todd Maas will lead his team into action in a state semifinal game versus Kohler in Milwaukee Friday, Nov. 3, at 1:30 pm as the team seeks its second title in three years. On Tuesday Maas was studying up on Kohler, […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 3 – 10

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at noon Nov. 7. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm Nov. 9. County of Door:  The Highway Committee meets at 9 am Nov. 6. The Risk Management Committee meets at 11:30 am Nov. 6. The Administrative Committee meets at 9 am […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tax Reform Hogwash

    Imagine you are in a room with 100 people. You have $100 which is supposed to be distributed fairly within the group. You decide that the richest person in the room is going to get $61. The other 99 people will have the remaining $39 distributed among them. That will result in an average of […]

  • Bank of Luxemburg Warns of Phone Scams

    The Bank of Luxemburg recently received complaints from customers about a phone scam to collect personal information. Customers have reported that a person speaking with a foreign accent calls from a Bank of Luxemburg caller ID, states that they work at Bank of Luxemburg, then requests personal information. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), […]

  • Honor Veterans Day at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

    Veterans Day at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin will include a special honor for those who have served our country in the armed forces. “We want to pay tribute to veterans and say thank you for what they’ve done for all of us,” said Corrie Campbell, events and […]

  • Veterans Day Ceremonies Nov. 9

    A brief Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the Senior Center in Sturgeon Bay during the noon lunch on Thursday, Nov. 9. County Veterans Service Officer Scott McFarlane will be the speaker and Vietnam veteran Ken Pollock will play patriotic music. A ceremony will be held at Sevastopol Schools at 10 am Friday, Nov. […]

  • Special Event with Author Jill Harding, Two Short Plays at Crescent Studios Nov. 4

    Crescent Studios is proud to announce Jill Harding, author of The Sign Fairy and Dragonfly Magic, will make a guest appearance and read her books at Crescent Studios on Nov. 4 at 10 am. Her autographed copies will be available for purchase. To add to this special event, Crescent Studios “stars” will present two short […]

  • Pianist Jonathan Bass in Concert at Shepherd of the Bay Nov. 4

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is pleased to present pianist Jonathan Bass in a free afternoon concert Nov. 4 at 1 pm. Bass, a native of Washington Island, has been taking piano lessons since age three. He has studied with both jazz and classical professionals including Diane Kahlscheuer, Jodie DeSalvo, Adaron Jackson, and Marty […]

  • Peninsula Symphonic Band and Community Choir to Hold Patriotic Concert Nov. 5

    The Peninsula Symphonic Band and the Community Choir of Door County are joining together to present an evening of patriotic music to honor veterans and their families. This popular concert will be held Nov. 5, 7 pm at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. A freewill offering will be taken in support of […]

  • Algoma Community Band and Lakeshore Singers Present Veterans Day Concert Nov. 8

    The Algoma Community Band and The Lakeshore Singers will present their annual Veterans Day concert Nov. 8, 7 pm in the Algoma Elementary School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Tom Mueller directs the band and David Robertson directs The Lakeshore Singers. The concert opens with the presentation of the flags by veterans followed by the community […]

  • Door County Medical Center and Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative Announce 2018 Partnership

    Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative (CGHC) and Door County Medical Center (DCMC) have announced they will partner starting in 2018 to serve the health and insurance needs of Door and Kewaunee County residents. The partnership means that Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative members will have in-network access to DCMC’s hospital located in Sturgeon Bay as well as […]

  • NWTC Massage Clinic Now Open in Sturgeon Bay

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Massage Clinic is now open in Sturgeon Bay. The clinic is open every Tuesday from 10 am to 1 pm and 3 to 6 pm. Appointments are around 60 minutes in length with a 45- to 50-minute massage included for $25. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted. Tips are […]

  • Door County Maritime Museum Opens Veterans Day Exhibit

    The Door County Maritime Museum will host a special Veterans Day Exhibit Nov. 4 – 18. Learn the history of Veterans Day itself as well as more information about the many veterans of Door County who served faithfully through the country’s past conflicts. Included in this exhibit is the unveiling of the newest six-foot-long model […]

  • Kewaunee County Announces Toys for Tots Drop-Off Locations

    The local community is asked to help brighten the holidays for Kewaunee County families in need by donating new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. The Toys for Tots Program is the mission of the United States Marine Corps Reserve and, in Kewaunee County, it’s being carried out by Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski. […]

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Celebrates 125-Year History at Nov. 5 Service

    On Oct. 29 Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation begun by Martin Luther, and it also began a yearlong journey to Immanuel’s 125th anniversary of the church in Baileys Harbor. A little more than 125 years ago, 15 families in Baileys Harbor decided they needed a new Lutheran […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Kiwanis Club Awards iPad to Southern Door Student

    Members of the Sturgeon Bay Kiwanis Club awarded an iPad for Autism to Zachery Hurst, a four-year-old in Southern Door School’s 4K kindergarten program. Hurst’s autism diagnosis started when his parents, John and Debbie Hurst, noticed some unusual tendencies in Zachery when he was about 18 months old. Zachery’s pediatrician was able to diagnose Autism […]

  • HELP of Door County to Hold Northern Door Office Hours

    Beginning Nov. 8, HELP of Door County will have regular office hours every Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm and as requested by appointment at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 11836 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay. HELP of Door County Executive Director Steve Vickman said, “The community has told us that we need […]

  • Climate Change Coalition Hosts Screening of ‘The Age of Consequences’

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County will screen the documentary The Age of Consequences Nov. 8, 7 pm at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor. The program is free and open to the public. The Age of Consequences explores how climate change influences national security, affecting our military and global conflicts around the world. Combining real […]

  • Upcoming CPR Class at Sister Bay Fire Station

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

  • Church of the Atonement Allocates $9,250 to Local Nonprofits

    Church of the Atonement, of Fish Creek, has allocated $9,250 in outreach funds to help community organizations in Door County. Lakeshore CAP received $3,250 for the food pantry and JAK’s Place. Northern Door Children’s Center, HELP of Door County and Altrusa of Door County each received $2,000. In recent years the church has raised outreach […]

  • Door County Medical Center Auxiliary Celebrates Volunteers at Luncheon

    The Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Auxiliary, a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the health care needs of the community, recently held their Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. The organization consists of more than 200 women and men who volunteer to improve the patient experience at DCMC. The luncheon was held at Horseshoe Bay Golf […]

  • Celebrate Christmas by Joining Christmas by the Bay Parade

    Join Nicolet National Bank, Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, and the entire Sturgeon Bay community for holiday fun and be part of the 2017 Christmas by the Bay Holiday Parade on Nov. 18. Parade lineup begins at 9:15 am at Sawyer Park. From there, parade participants will check in with the parade coordinator and she will […]

  • Final Northern Door Children’s Center Holiday Home Tour Is Nov. 24 & 25

    The 2017 Holiday Home Tour to benefit Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) is Nov. 24, 4 – 8 pm, and Nov. 25, 10 am – 4 pm. There are five homes on the tour in Egg Harbor, Baileys Harbor, Ephraim, and two in Sister Bay. The Bake Shoppe will be located at Northern Door Children’s […]

  • Sturgeon Bay LuLaRoe Rep Holds Fundraiser for Neighbor to Neighbor

    Sturgeon Bay LuLaRoe business owner, Jenny Brandenburg, recently hosted a fundraiser to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor. LuLaRoe’s Corporate Office matched the funds raised through the fundraiser. Neighbor to Neighbor is a local nonprofit organization that has short-term medical equipment loans for people of all ages, provides peer companions for homebound elderly individuals, respite care for […]

  • Obituary: Jonathan ‘JB’ Bastian

    Jon Bastian, known to his hundreds of friends simply as “JB,” died Oct. 30. A fixture of Sister Bay, Bastian loved his hometown and especially his Sister Bay Bays, for whom he starred throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 1982 he was named the Door County League’s Pitcher of the Year after leading the Baileys […]

  • Obituary: Kraig Morris Kemp

    Kraig Morris Kemp, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home on Sunday, October 29, 2017. His life will be celebrated with a memorial service held at 1 pm on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with the Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp, Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery. Visitation […]

  • Obituary: Melvin Charles Wolf

    Melvin Charles Wolf, 87, of the Town of Forestville, was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with his wife, Nan Marie, on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF in Sturgeon Bay. He was born January 9, 1930 in Palms, MI, the son of Albert August Ernest Wolf and Emma […]

  • Obituary: Mary Alice Hooker

    With sure and certain hope in His resurrection, Mary Alice Hooker, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017 at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF in Sturgeon Bay. She was born, January 24, 1930 in Bridgeville, Penn., the daughter of William August Dourlain and Mary Agnes […]

  • Featured Pet: Whiskey

    Meet Whiskey, a three-year-old longhair cat who is this week’s featured pet at the Door County Humane Society. He has a buff/white coat and goes right up to visitors for snuggles. Come to DCHS to meet Whiskey, a very sweet and handsome boy. The Door County Humane Society, located at 3475 County PD in Sturgeon […]

  • Door County Tavern League Hands Out More Donations

    The Door County Tavern League donated $250 to Amvet Post 51, with a request for matching funds from the Tavern League of Wisconsin. Submitted photo.

  • Marine Travelift Wins Manufacturing Innovation Award for Creating STEM Course

    Congratulations to Marine Travelift and its affiliates for creating an award-winning, hands-on, six-week STEM course for students at the Boys & Girls Club of Door County (BGCDC). Marine Travelift was awarded the 2017 Manufacturing Innovation award from the NEW Manufacturing Alliance at its sixth annual Excellence in Manufacturing & K-12 Partnerships Awards dinner, held Oct. […]

  • Pro Products Nominated for 2017 Manufacturing Award of Distinction

    Pro Products, Inc., of Sturgeon Bay, has been nominated for this year’s 2017 Manufacturing Awards of Distinction presented by the Greater Green Bay Chamber and Advance, its economic development department. The event is to honor manufacturers for their tremendous leadership, innovation, contribution to the local economy and creatively attracting and retaining talent. Pro Products Inc., […]

  • Frykman Gallery Holds Annual Holiday Open House

    The Frykman Studio Gallery will hold their annual Holiday Open House Nov. 24 & 25, from 10 am to 5 pm both days. Photographers Lucas and Heather Frykman will be freshly back from a photo trip to the American West, so they will have travel stories and a slideshow to present of past trips. Lucas […]

  • Trio of Painters

    A trio of contemporary painters are highlighted in the November/December exhibit from James May Gallery. The artists are Cassie Marie Edwards, Max Manning and Michael Ryan. The opening reception is Nov. 3, 5:30 – 8 pm, with an artist talk from Edwards at 6:30 pm. The exhibit runs Nov. 2 – Jan. 1. This reception […]

  • Rossol at Cedarburg Art Museum

    Award-winning fine art photographer and Baileys Harbor resident Jim Rossol was juried into the Cedarburg Art Museum’s Iconic Wisconsin exhibit. The diverse works of artists from Wisconsin and three surrounding states provide an expressive portrait of our state’s landscape, culture, heritage and more. The highlights of this exhibition reveal unique aspects of Wisconsin that are […]

  • Homegrown Gift Show at UU Gallery

    The new owners of Woodwalk Gallery, Jillaine Burton and Andrew Seefeldt, have curated a UU Gallery show from among the 70 artists they feature. The show will be up through November. This show is a rich testament to the boundless talent surrounding us and a chance not only to enjoy art but to also shop […]

  • Annual Pottery Show at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Gallery invites everyone to their annual pottery show Nov. 4, 10 am – 4 pm. Featuring new work from their bright and brilliant ceramic artists: Richard Agness, Pat Black, Kay Haward, Eric Hendrick & Noelle VanHendrick, Steven Skinner, Lynn Wood and Chad Luberger. From functional work to decorative pieces to brighten up any […]

  • Marathon Meetings Now the Norm in Gibraltar

    Gibraltar’s town board was preparing to discuss details of its upcoming highway reconstruction on Oct. 4 when board member Steve Sohns commented on the length of town discussions. “That was too much the other night,” said Sohns, referencing the Sept. 19 meeting with Andrew Dane from the planning firm Short Elliott Hendrickson (SEH). “You can’t […]

  • Crossroads Joins ‘Messy Garden Movement’

    Crossroads at Big Creek is part of the “messy garden movement.” Messiness supports their 2017 educational theme, “Location, Location, Location,” which focuses on wildlife habitats. Crossroads never cleans up the landscaping at Collins Learning Center until true spring. In “The Native Plant Herald,” the blog of Prairie Nursery, Neil Diboll, who will be the guest […]

  • Maritime Museum Announces Maritime Speaker Series Lineup

    The Maritime Speaker Series returns to the Door County Maritime Museum for the 2017-2018 season. This year boasts an impressive lineup of speakers to educate and entertain maritime enthusiasts. The series runs the first Thursday of each month. On Dec. 7, retired Captain Robert “Bob” Desh of the U.S. Coast Guard will speak on the […]

  • Volunteer Business Mentors Needed in Door County

    Are you a business professional or business owner? If the answer is yes, join “Revving Up the Business Community” for a complementary lunch, networking and an opportunity to learn more about SCORE – Counselors to America’s Business Community. SCORE volunteer mentors provide business guidance to entrepreneurs and small businesses in areas of finance, accounting, marketing, […]

  • Door County Visitor Bureau Winter Guide Books Now Available

    As the temperature starts to fall Door County is ready to welcome the winter season with the release of the 2017-2018 Official Winter Guide. The guide is a supplement to the Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) Official Visitor Guide. The guide is a great tool for visitors during the winter season providing maps, winter activities, […]

  • Edward Jones Ranked First for Full-Service Investment Firms

    Edward Jones ranks first for full-service investment firms in the U.S. Investment Firms Customer Experience Index by Independent Research Firm. Client service, respect and communication are the top three driver categories of a quality client experience in the investment sector that have earned financial services firm Edward Jones the No. 1 ranking for full service […]

  • Weather Wizard: Perfect Days of Late Autumn

    Two cranes, soft and grey, eat together, tiptoeing through the wet, yellow grasses. They eat in silence, gingerly stepping around each other in small circles, heads down, softly grabbing at marshy treats, just the trills of birds and chitter of red squirrels for dinner music. The pond is shallow and settled, clear as can be […]

  • Algoma Library Friends Open Used Book Store

    Up until this year, the weeks leading up to Algoma’s Shanty Days for the Algoma Library Friends went a little something like this: Get the word out: Gently Used Books Wanted. Watch as dozens of cardboard boxes filled to the brim with books arrive. Four days before the annual Book Sale is to begin, volunteers […]

  • Carrington Pub Starts Up Monthly Comedy Club

    Prem Lama swears by it. “It’s just good for your health.” And the medicine only costs $24.99. For this low price, you can attend Landmark Resort’s Comedy Club Night on the second Thursday of every month, along with a buffet dinner. Hosted at Carrington Pub & Grill and emceed by Lama, the monthly event has […]

  • After 44 Years, Weaver Gloria Hardiman Closes Gallery

    As Gloria Hardiman looks back on 44 years in her Maple Grove Gallery at the intersection of County F and Maple Grove Road, she said, “There are certainly more artists in Door County than there were in 1973, although I think there were more fiber artists then, at least ones who had their own galleries […]

  • Sevastopol School Brings Charlie Brown to Stage Nov. 3-5

    America’s beloved blockhead comes to life in Door County when Sevastopol School presents its fall musical comedy, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Nov. 3-5. Based on the long-running comic strip “Peanuts,” by the late Charles M. Schulz, the musical follows a day in the life of the meek Charlie Brown (played by Manav Jandu) […]

  • 2017 FSA County Committee Election Ballots Will Soon Hit Mailboxes

    Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Russell Raeder announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers for the 2017 FSA County Committee elections on Nov. 6, 2017. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 4, 2017, to ensure that their […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Oct. 31, 2017

    Crop prices (Oct. 31) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.03 -0.44 $3.00 Soybeans $8.84 -0.93 $9.27 Wheat $3.42 -0.77 $3.08 Oats $2.32 -0.28 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.75/bushel -0.50 New-Crop Corn $3.22/bushel -0.70 Wheat $3.44/bushel -0.75   Basis: The difference between the local […]