Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 6 – 13, 2015

In this issue

  • Airlifter Brass, Festival of Trees & More Weekend Plans

    From a patriotic brass band to the Merry-Time Festival of Trees, we’ve gathered our top picks for the weekend ahead on the peninsula! Friday, November 13 Free Patriotic Performance by USAF Airlifter Brass In honor of Veterans Day, Door Community Auditorium will host six professional musicians of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America’s […]

  • Divine Liturgy at Transfiguration of Our Lord Orthodox Christian Chapel, Sister Bay

    On Nov. 7 at 10 am, Divine Liturgy will be held at Transfiguration of Our Lord Orthodox Christian Chapel. This chapel is currently celebrating 40 years in Door County. Visitors are welcome to the liturgy, and the chapel is always open for prayer. For more information call 920.854.4215 or visit Transfiguration of our Lord […]

  • Birth: Oct. 30, 2015

    Megan Jorgenson and Scott Lindgren, Washington Island, are the parents of a daughter born on Oct. 30, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Kelly Jorgenson, Washington Island. Paternal grandparents are Kathy Gunnlaugsson, Washington Island, and Jim Lindgren, Kenosha.

  • Reps in the News: Nov. 6 – Nov. 12

    Representative Joel Kitchens As a former school board member and president of the Sturgeon Bay School Board, Kitchens is not happy with a proposal introduced by Sen. Duey Stroebel and co-sponsored by 1st District Senator Frank Lasee that would put further restrictions on already struggling public school districts. Stroebel’s bill would force school districts to […]

  • Comedians Mick Lazinski, Doug Stone Kick off Landmark’s Winter Comedy Club

    “Laughter is the best medicine” is an old adage that applies to many of the less-than-stellar circumstances or seasons of life. Perhaps none as daunting as winter on the Door Peninsula. This is “truly something more for the locals,” said Jeff Larson, the organizer of the Comedy Club at the Landmark Resort. The humor-inducing event […]

  • Knights of Columbus Host Packer Tailgate Party at Sister Bay Bowl

    On Nov. 8 at 10:30 am, Knights of Columbus #4896 will host an indoor Packer Tailgate Party at the Sister Bay Bowl. The game, the Packers vs. the Panthers, begins at noon. In addition to the Packer game, there will be Packer pools, an auction, Spin the Wheel, as well as all-you-can-eat chili, brats, burgers, […]

  • Meet and Greet Audrey Off and Randall Rasmussen at AMO Gallery

    AMO Gallery, featuring the work of Audrey Off and Randall Rasmussen, will host a meet-and-greet the artists on Nov. 7, 10 am – 2 pm. AMO Gallery is located at 40 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay. For more information visit

  • Fish Creek Pursues Permanent Beach Bathrooms

    Fish Creek’s waterfront redevelopment plan will address many issues, but one that is pertinent to beachgoers, and the last 20 years of Gibraltar Town Board members, is putting up permanent bathrooms at the Fish Creek Beach. As boardwalks and band shells go up at waterfront communities throughout the county, why does Fish Creek still haul […]

  • Construction Update: Nov. 6, 2015

    Hwy. 42 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, curb and […]

  • Science Snippet: Dragonflies Are One of the Most Effective Predators in Animal Kingdom

    Here are some facts about one of the most successful predators on the planet. “African lions roar and strut and act the apex carnivore, but they’re lucky to catch 25 percent of the prey they pursue. Great white sharks have 300 slashing teeth and that ominous soundtrack, and still nearly half their hunts fail. Dragonflies, […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball, Nov. 6, 2015

    Standings as of Nov. 2, 2015 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 3-0 Music Masters DJs, 2-1 YMCA, 0-0 Bayshore Powerballers, 1-2 Bay Area Transplant 0-3 B League, W-L Para Tran, 3-0 Red Room, 3-0 Brick Lot, 2-1 Renard’s Cheese, 2-1 Hatco, 1-2 Whiskepedia, 1-2 Econo Double Baggers, 0-3 Peninsula Podiatry, 0-3 Results Nov. 2 […]

  • Brush Up on Health Care Choices with Richard Price

    Richard Price of Price Financial Group will hold several health care meetings to help people make the right choice for health care coverage. Come to one of these neighborhood meetings to learn about UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage choices: Nov. 10 – Sturgeon Bay Jaycee Hall, 340 Jaycee Ct., Sturgeon Bay, at 6 am and 10 am; […]

  • Alanna Paye Wins AMVETS National Americanism Contest

    Alanna Paye, second grade student at St. John Bosco Catholic School, was selected as the state winner of the AMVETS National Americanism Contest. Kindergarten and first grade students from all over the state who attend public, private, parochial, Sunday, and home schools were able to participate. At the school mass on Oct. 21, Robert Gamble […]

  • Veteran Profile: Faith Connor Murray

    Faith Connor Murray Ellison Bay Navy Nurse Corps Reserves, 1964-1967 Faith Murray received her undergraduate nursing degree at Villanova University, outside Philadelphia, Penn. Her first assignment after Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island, was at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) in Bethesda, Maryland. This brought chuckles from her family since the motto of […]

  • New USDA Programs Aim to Attract Beginning Farmers

    Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden recently announced a commitment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prioritize $5.6 billion in the next two years within USDA programs and services that serve new and beginning farmers and ranchers. Deputy Secretary Harden also announced a new, tailored web tool designed to connect burgeoning farm entrepreneurs with […]

  • Eight-Man Football Know-How

    By Justin Skiba The Sevastopol Pioneers and the Gibraltar Vikings recently completed their third seasons of eight-man football. Since 2013, Door County residents have been exposed to this slightly different brand of fast-paced, high-energy football. Those who have witnessed a game first-hand will notice that it features high-scoring, big plays, and the same hard-hitting intensity […]

  • Orv Konop and Jerry Voelker Play Scandia Village for Mind Music Program

    Keith and Deanna Clayton, owners of K. Allen Gallery, hosted The Great Glass Escape Sept. 11 & 12, and raised $2,600 for Scandia Village’s Mind Music program. The Claytons donated all funds to launch the program that brings musicians and music programs to Scandia Village to benefit individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The first musicians […]

  • Comments Sought on Forest Management Plans

    Interim plans guiding the management of forest resources on a number of state-owned properties across the state are now available for review and comment through Nov. 13, 2015. The interim plans will guide forest management on the properties until formal master plans are completed. The Interim Forest Management Plans are important because they will allow […]

  • Twenty Percent Increase in Revenue at Cadence, Inc.

    Cadence, Inc. announced unaudited results for the first nine months of 2015, including a 20 percent increase in revenue compared to 2014 to $65.5 million. Earnings per share increased one percent above prior year to $2.44 per share for the nine-month period. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were up five percent to […]

  • Commentary: Ten Lessons in Shanghai from Mark Jinkins

    By Mark Jinkins, Fall 2015 Door County Sister City Jingdezhen Delegate The Shanghai Museum reviews said “best museum in China,” especially for ceramics, and I thought that would be a good base for my visit to Jingdezhen, the “Porcelain Capital of the World.” My first lesson in Shanghai came in the early morning when I […]

  • Roy Lukes: The Smoky Gold Tamaracks

    Typical of the oaks, there is a Red Oak near our front yard that is clinging on to it leaves tenaciously. I look at one leaf being twirled round and round by the wind and wonder how long it can be subjected to such constant stress before it finally comes loose and falls to the […]

  • Obituary: David John Burkhardt

    David John Burkhardt, age 84, of Liberty Grove, passed away Monday, October 26, 2015.  He was born July 2, 1931 in Santa Monica, California to Harry Burkhardt, a mechanical engineer and WWI pilot, and Helen (Smith) Burkhardt, a high school physiology teacher. While growing up, his family moved many times. He attended 7 different schools […]

  • Obituary: Jane Boman

    Jane Boman of Beach Road, Sister Bay, passed away peacefully on September 21, 2015, at the age of 91. she was the wife of the late Dr. Vernon Boman. Jane was born and grew up in Indianapolis. She was very musical at an early age, excelling in dance, piano, organ, and voice. She recorded several […]

  • Baileys Harbor Bedrock: The Ridges Acquires Appel’s Bluff

    As of this summer, visitors to The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor have another parcel to add to their hiking itinerary in the form of the recently acquired land known as Appel’s Bluff. The nearly 70-acre property, located between Highways 57 and Q and just north of Sun Plaza Drive in Baileys Harbor, is a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Cure for Cancer?

    No, because “cancer” is a protected industry, very profitable, and resistant to change. Yes, because we now know that cancer is just a fungus called Candida Albicans (Simoncini) and if we know what it likes and doesn’t like (Warburg) we are in control to prevent and stop its overgrowth. Sounds simple doesn’t it? And it […]

  • Pulse Price Report, Nov. 6, 2015

    Crop prices (Nov. 2) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price Basis Corn $3.37/bushel -0.45 Soybeans $8.14/bushel -0.70 Wheat (SRW) $4.62/bushel -0.60   Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.52/bushel -0.30   Basis: The difference between the local cash price for a commodity and the Chicago cash price (where the Board of […]

  • News Bulletin: Nov. 6 – Nov. 12

    WHAT HAPPENED The towns of Brussels, Union and Gardner have approved a $2.8 million referendum for the April 2016 election to upgrade the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department. A Nov. 2014 referendum to approve $4.2 million for the fire station failed. COMING UP More than 20 local, state and national groups are gathering for a “Stink-In” on […]

  • State May Overrule Federal Switchblade Act

    Juvenile delinquents and switchblade knives were the scourge of the 1950s, or, at the very least, they were the scourge in movies and on the stage – Rebel Without A Cause (1955), Blackboard Jungle (1955), Crime In the Streets (1956), 12 Angry Men (1957), West Side Story (1957, the play, not the 1961 movie) and […]

  • Obituary: Nancy R. Brey

    Nancy Ruth Brey, 67, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday evening, November 1, 2015, at her home with her loving family at her side, following a lengthy illness. She was born April 16, 1948, in Green Bay, the second oldest of eight children to Joseph and Claire (Matson) Brey. Nancy graduated from St. Joseph Academy […]

  • Algoma Community Band Presents Veterans Day Concert

    The Algoma Community Band under the direction of Tom Mueller will present their annual Veterans Day Concert on Nov. 11 at 7 pm in the elementary school Performing Arts Center. The band has been in existence since March 1978. Many of the charter members are still playing and enjoying being members of the band. The […]

  • Municipal News: Nov. 6 – Nov. 12

    City of Sturgeon Bay: Finance/Purchasing & Building Committees meet at 4 pm on Nov. 10. County of Door: The Human Services Board meets at 1 pm on Nov. 9. The Board of Health meets at 4 pm on Nov. 9. The county board meets to discuss the 2016 budget at 9 am on Nov. 10. […]

  • Learn CPR at Sister Bay Fire Station

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department will offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. All classes are being offered at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road. CPR/AED classes will be on Nov. 12, 6 – 10 pm, and Dec. 5, 9 […]

  • Health Care Marketplace Shopping Can Result in Savings

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the findings of a new report showing that Wisconsin consumers who re-enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace last year and who switched to a plan with the same level of coverage saved $43 per month after tax credits, or $515 annually, relative to what they would […]

  • Airlifter Brass Quintet Observes Veterans Day with Free Performances

    “We like to showcase the music of our great country, our national musical heritage,” said Technical Sergeant Matthew Kuebler, the Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) in charge of the Airlifter Brass Quintet. The ensemble, connected with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America, will observe Veterans Day by performing concerts on Nov. 9 at Shepherd of […]

  • Obituary: Mary Wanke

    Mary Wanke, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Bellin Hospital on Oct. 31, 2015.  She was born on Jan. 12, 1939 in Door County to John and Henrietta (Steinke) Schopf.  On April 26, 1958, she married William “Bill” Wanke in Sturgeon Bay.  He preceded her in death on May 6, 2009. Mary earned her teaching […]

  • Eggs Benedict Sales at Village Cafe to Benefit United Way

    During November, Village Cafe in Egg Harbor is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every order of Eggs Benedict sold during November, $1 will be donated to United Way of Door County. The funds donated will go toward meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign for 2015. To learn more about United Way of Door […]

  • George Evenson to Present “87 Years in the Town of Sevastopol” Nov. 12

    The next historical program in Sevastopol will feature George Evenson in a presentation called “87 Years in the Town of Sevastopol.” The event will be held Nov. 12, 7 pm, at Sevastopol Town Hall, 4528 Hwy. 57.  

  • White Gull Inn Named a Top Hotel in the Midwest by “Condé Nast Traveller”

    Readers of Condé Nast Traveller have voted the White Gull Inn of Fish Creek as one of the Top 15 Hotels in the Midwest in the magazine’s 28th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey. More than 128,000 travelers took part in the magazine’s survey – the most in its history – submitting millions of ratings and […]

  • Update Offered at Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront 
Fall Social

    Meet friends and neighbors at the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront 
Fall Social on Nov. 12, 6 – 8 pm, at Benny D’z in Sturgeon Bay. Receive an update on their work to protect Sturgeon Bay’s public waterfront. The group expects to share news from the hearing scheduled for that day. Help create […]

  • Featured Pets: Hobo and Babe

    Door County Humane Society (DCHS) wants you to meet the cutest little things you have ever seen: Hobo and Babe. These two lovely black Pugs were recently brought to DCHS because their owner could no longer care for them due to health issues. Babe (on the left) is an approximately 10-year-old female. She is a […]

  • Pack A Shoebox for Operation Christmas Child

    Volunteers are getting ready to receive hundreds of filled shoebox gifts from churches, service groups and individuals from all over Door and Kewaunee counties for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). The nationwide collection week for OCC is Nov. 16-22. Locally, shoebox gifts can be dropped off at the First Baptist Church Relay Center at 610 N. […]

  • Veterans Day Events

    Monday, Nov. 9 Peninsula Symphonic Band performs a Veterans Day Concert as a freewill offering to benefit the Door County Veterans Service Council, 7 pm, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015 Southern Door School Eagle Gym, ceremony featuring Korean War veteran Tom Van Lieshout, 9:30 am. After the ceremony, there […]

  • Door County Christmas Returns to Green Bay

    Last year John Kugle came up with a great idea to promote Door County businesses in Green Bay during the holiday season – he leased a space at Bay Park Square Mall and invited Door County businesses to sub-lease from him to connect with Green Bay shoppers. He called the idea Door County Christmas. Kugle […]

  • Samuel Mueller Receives 2015’s DAR Good Citizen Award

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

  • Free Beginner Yoga Classes at Junction Center

    Kathy Navis of Junction Center Yoga Studio teaches and encourages anyone, at any age to begin exploring yoga as a means to better health and wellness. In November, she is offering two free introductory classes at Junction Center Yoga Studio in Jacksonport. They are scheduled for Nov. 10 at 8:30 am and Nov. 14 at […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Article Was Not Hyperbole

    I read with interest Paul Linzmeyer’s recent article on the Green Page about the effects of climate change on human health and was impressed with the wide scope of climate-related health impacts discussed in this small feature. He brought forth very clearly the reality that efforts toward reducing greenhouse gasses and carbon emissions is not […]

  • The Joy of the Open Mic

    My sister once vowed that any extra money she had in life was going to be spent on live music. She didn’t care what kind of music; it just had to be live. And while all live music has an energy and vitality that may be worth breaking the piggy bank for, there’s a special […]

  • By the Numbers: Veterans Day

    $36,381 Annual median income (2013) of veterans, compared with $25,820 for nonveterans. 190,200 Active military personnel in the Marines. 323,000 Active military personnel in the Navy. 327,600 Active military personnel in the Air Force. 413,723 Number of veterans living in Wisconsin. That breaks down to 33,629 female veterans and 380,094 male veterans. 21,747 served during […]

  • “Spirited” Time Had by All at YMCA Halloween Party

    The Halloween Party at the YMCA was a success with approximately 450 community members enjoying the “spirited” time. Almost everyone was dressed in costume; Star Wars was one of the most popular themes this year. Children were able to celebrate in a safe place with plenty of treats, games and surprises. One young boy exclaimed, […]

  • Liberty Grove Plans Armed Forces Honor Circle

    Liberty Grove residents Bob and Faith Murray have wondered for some time why a community with such a gung-ho name has no memorial or monument to people who have served this country in the armed forces. “So we checked around,” Bob said. The Murrays are members of the Liberty Grove Historical Society, Faith serving as […]

  • Fish Creek Student Tours the Arctic with Students on Ice

    A snowbird is the term given to Door County’s large population that flees the cold winters for warmer climates. Makayla Swain, Fish Creek native and recent Gibraltar graduate, did just the opposite. This summer, Swain spent two weeks traveling the Arctic Circle by boat with 114 other students from around the world. “It’s to inform […]

  • Door County Humane Society Receives Grant to Fund Volunteer Coordinator

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) recently received a $13,435 grant through the Northern Tier Shelter Initiative of The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to fund a dedicated, part-time volunteer coordinator. “Volunteers play a vital role in nearly every aspect of the Door County Humane Society’s operations,” said Director Carol Boudreau. […]

  • Bret Bicoy: A Nonprofit Horror Story for Halloween

    Imagine making a contribution of $25,000 to your favorite charity only to have the Internal Revenue Service disallow your tax deduction. This nonprofit horror story may sound absurd, but if you’re not careful, it could happen to you. It starts with a nonprofit that you’ve been giving to for many years and know very well. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Beautiful Weather, Wonderful Volunteers

    Every year in October the Friends of Potawatomi State Park holds a race known as Run Wild. I especially wish to thank the committee who worked all year to make this succeed: Pat Saladin, Carol Mulinix and Tina Stawicki, who were instrumental in making this year’s race one of the most successful ever. In addition […]

  • Community Clinic to be Established at Southern Door School District

    The Southern Door County School District announces the creation of the Southern Door Community Clinic to provide health and wellness services to students, staff and community residents. The clinic is an extension of a 25-year partnership with Ministry Door County Medical Center and will occupy leased space at the district. “As leaders of our community’s […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves, Nov. 6

    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? “Get your perk out of my face.” “I don’t know why they call it Hamburger Helper; it stands pretty good on its […]

  • Wildlife, Forests and Vistas Featured in Travelogue Film

    On Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm, the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Northern Door host the third film in their travel and adventure series with a trek to North America’s great lakes region of Superior. Straddling both U.S. and Canadian lands, this beautiful and exciting wilderness country is home to a spectacular array of wildlife, […]

  • Trivia: What’s a Norzwich?

    This week’s question: What is a Norzwich and where do you get one? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: Approximately how many stop-motion moves had to be made per one second of film in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas? Answer: 12. It took a group of about 100 people three years to […]

  • Cheers!: A Mystery Within a Mystery

      When I lived in England in the middle and late 1970s, I felt it my duty to fully investigate the country’s beers, even though I was only 18 years old when I arrived in Liverpool on a foggy Sunday night in June of 1974. My first residence was in a pub in a village […]

  • David Franke Receives ISEA “Cutting Edge Award”

    Egg Harbor artist David A. Franke’s mixed media assemblage, “Rust Is Also A Color,” has been juried into the International Society of Experimental Artists 24th Annual Juried Exhibition. The exhibit opened Sept. 20 and runs through Nov. 29 at the Dennos Museum Center in Traverse City, Mich. Franke was the recipient of one of three […]

  • The Bestseller List, Nov. 6, 2015

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Martian, by Andy Weir 2. A Brief History of Seven Killings, by Marlon James 3. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 4. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante 5. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. The Mindfulness Coloring Book, by Emma Farrarons 2. The […]

  • Server of the Week: Katie Ehlers of JJ’s of Jacksonport

      If you’re in the mood for a tasty Mexican dish, Katie Ehlers at JJ’s of Jacksonport will grant you your wish. She’s been a waitress at the establishment for five years, Bringing piping hot dishes, great drinks and lots of cheer.   She can also be found at Harbor Guest House in Fish Creek, […]

  • Frykman Gallery to Hold Holiday Open House

    Frykman Studio Gallery is holding a Holiday Open House on Nov. 27 and 28, 10 am – 5 pm. Stop in and sign up to win an aluminum photograph or a hand-carved woodcarving. The gallery features Door County nature photography by Heather Harle Frykman and Lucas Frykman, woodcarvings and oil paintings by David Frykman, and […]

  • More Trees and Activities for 2015 Merry-Time Festival of Trees

    More trees, more activities and more fun sum up the return of the Merry-Time Festival of Trees at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. Joyously celebrate the holidays by enjoying dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees scattered throughout the museum’s galleries. The festival will run from Nov. 14 through Dec. 8 and will […]

  • Framed: Doerschings at Summer Kitchen

      Teenaged grandsons of Sharon Doersching, Sister Bay, took on the challenge of the unlimited soup bar at the Summer Kitchen Restaurant in Ephraim. (From left) Erik Doersching, Jr. devoured 11 cups, Griffin Doersching enjoyed nine cups, and Matthew Doersching ate a mere six cups. In Matthew’s defense, he is the only who also had […]

  • Jan Comstock Included in International Competition

    Door County artist Jan Comstock was selected as a finalist in the Richeson 75 International Art Competition titled “Figure/Portrait 2015.” Jack Richeson & Co. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of art materials. As part of their mission to support the visual arts, they operate the Richeson School of Art & Gallery and created the […]

  • Folk Concert Series Begins at White Gull with Tim Grimm

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist Tim Grimm will be featured at the first of five concerts scheduled in the 32nd season of winter folk concerts at the White Gull Inn on Nov. 18. Tickets for the 8 pm concert are $17. Grimm is a bit of a Renaissance man in the performing arts world. For the past […]

  • Dickinson Poetry Reading Dedicated to Veterans

    On Nov. 11 at 7 pm, the Dickinson Poetry Series welcomes Green Bay poet Peter Sherrill. While not a veteran, Sherrill wants to honor all our veterans on this Veterans’ Day with gratitude for their sacrifices. This reading is dedicated to veterans everywhere. Sherrill was an English major long before Garrison Keillor founded the Professional […]

  • MAM Features Door County Park Photography in All Seasons

    On Nov. 7, the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay will open its newest and final exhibit of 2015, Parks of Door County: Photographs Inspired by State and County Properties, a collection of works by artists who have varied interpretations of the peninsula’s protected state and county land. The public is invited to join the […]

  • Bird Species & Behavior Topic of Next Ridges Discovery Series

    The Ridges Discovery Series, modeled after its popular Lake Lessons summer series, offers monthly discussions about the plant and animal life of The Ridges and the surrounding area. On Nov. 12 at 7 pm, the topic is Bird Species & Behavior. The program meets at the Cook-Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy. 57 in Baileys Harbor, and […]

  • Crossroads’ Next Pluto Club to Focus on Stars

    “Stars” will be the topic for the November meeting of the Pluto Club at Crossroads at Big Creek. This informal group is Crossroads’ way of introducing very small (like Pluto) learners to the basic concepts of astronomy. Programs are developed for children, ages 5- 8, but are open to siblings and all learners. Pluto Club […]

  • Local Artist Immortalizes Saint Paul in Church Carving

    It is a crisp, sunny October morning and artist Jeff Olson is easing a tile cutter into a 5,000-pound slab of limestone in the parking area of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Juddville. A half-face respirator covers his mouth and nose, protecting his lungs from the cloud of white-gray dust coming off the large piece […]

  • Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2016 Performance Lineup

    Peninsula Players Theatre is thrilled to announce its 81st season performing June 14 through October 16, 2016. “Less than two weeks ago Peninsula Players closed a successful 2015 season (our 80th), but, even before it was over, audiences leaving the fall’s final production of Nunsense were eagerly telling me how much they were already looking […]

  • ‘The Sign Fairy’ Pairs Positive Message with Original Collage

    Three years ago, Jill Harding put up a sign at the end of her winding driveway on Garrett Bay Road. In white letters on a rustic red background, she painted two words whose simple but profound message would become the catalyst for many positive things in Ellison Bay, Door County and beyond, one of which […]

  • George Evenson Presents “87 Years in the Town of Sevastopol”

    On Nov. 12 at 7 pm, the Sevastopol Historical Society presents “87 Years in the Town of Sevastopol” with George Evenson at the Sevastopol Town Hall. Join Evenson as he reminisces about growing up, working hard and having fun in Sevastopol. He will also note the many changes that came about in the dairy business […]

  • Celebrate Expanded Winter Hours at Plum Bottom

    The peninsula may be slowing down for the season but Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery is not. This year Plum Bottom will expand their winter hours to 10 am – 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday through the fall and winter months. To celebrate these hours, visit the gallery on Nov. 7 and enjoy snacks and […]

  • Manners Matter: Political Tug of War

    By Mary Pat Dear Mary Pat, The political season is heating up already and everywhere I go there is talk of the debates, who is still in the race, who is out, and we still have a year to go! I have very strong political convictions, however, I would rather not discuss them while waiting […]

  • Remembering the ‘Edmund Fitzgerald’

    During the last half of the 1980s I was a reporter on the island of Maui. One day while driving my 1966 Pontiac Bonneville to an assignment, which was only equipped with an AM radio, I was listening to an AM station when Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” came on. At the […]