Peninsula Pulse November 21-30, 2018

In this issue

  • Door County Beer Fest. Len Villano.

    2019 Beer Fest Tickets On Sale Friday, Nov. 23

    Tickets to the 2019 Door County Beer Festival are available Friday, Nov. 23 at, just in time to add them to your Christmas gift list. The festival has earned a reputation as a favorite of beer lovers, with more than 40 breweries represented and more than 150 beers available for sampling. The festival returns […]

  • Server of the Week: Cindy Linton at Pheasant Park Resort

    A little out of the way, at Pheasant Park in Sister Bay, Is where Cindy Linton spends part of her day. For the last eight years she’s worked at reception, Where she helps vacationing families without any exception.   When she’s not on the job Cindy likes to read and sing. She’s the worship leader […]

  • Wanda Jean’s Hosts Cookie Social Fundraiser, Nov. 29

    Wanda Jean’s is hosting a Holiday Cookie Social as a fundraiser for Door County Habitat for Humanity on Nov. 29, 4-7 pm. The social is open to the public for as long as the supply of treats lasts. Volunteers are baking and donating their favorite holiday treats, and shoppers can select their own assortment to […]

  • Sevastopol Holds First Annual Christmas Party

    Sevastopol residents are invited to mix, mingle and jingle at the town’s first official Annual Christmas Party on Nov. 30, 5-7 pm. Join your neighbors and friends for holiday cheer. The evening festivities kick off with an outside tree lighting ceremony in front of the Sevastopol town hall. Afterwards, head into the community room to […]

  • Apple User Groups Meets Dec. 6

    The Apple User Group meets on the first Thursday of every month; the next meeting is Dec. 6, 1-3 pm. Meetings are held at the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) located at 916 N. 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Sessions are open to the public at no charge and while the primary focus will […]

  • Celebrate Festival of Advent Lessons at Holy Nativity

    The Episcopal Churches of Christ the King in Sturgeon Bay, Holy Nativity in Jacksonport and St. Luke’s of Sister Bay invite the community to celebrate the Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols at the historic church of the Holy Nativity in Jacksonport on Dec. 2, 4 pm. First held at King’s College in Cambridge, England, […]

  • Interfibers Studio features Apparel Made in Guatemala on Nov. 24

    As part of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, from 10 am – 4 pm, Interfibers Studio Gallery will offer 25-50 percent off apparel made through a nonprofit mission project in Guatemala. Wendy Carpenter, artist/owner of Interfibers Studio Gallery, works with the indigenous weavers of Guatemala during the winter months. She teaches the Mayan weavers […]

  • Ephraim Moravian Continues Free Lunch Program

    For the sixth year, Ephraim Moravian Church will offer a free, hot monthly lunch, at noon on the third Wednesday of each month from November through April of 2019. The lunches will feature hot soups, sandwiches or salads, desserts and beverages. Lunches will be served on Nov. 21, Dec. 19, Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March […]

  • Framed: The Roast of Andy Coulson

    Dan Luedcke (left) and Jerry Zaug won awards for worst and best dressed at the 1970s-themed local celebrity roast of Andy Coulson Nov. 16. The event held at the Fernwood Gardens Ballroom at Mr. G’s “honored” Coulson, the longtime owner of the White Gull Inn. Photo by Myles Dannhausen Jr.

  • Christ Child Society Celebrates ‘Shower of Love’

    The Door County Chapter of the Christ Child Society will celebrate their Shower of Love, along with the school children of John Bosco, on Dec. 5 during the 8:20 am Mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 25 N. Elgin Ave., Sturgeon Bay. They encourage everyone to bring a newborn baby item. Especially needed this year […]

  • YMCA Thanks Community Heroes

    The Door County YMCA is celebrating community heroes Nov. 15 – 30. As a thank you for their service, EMTs, first responders, paramedics, doctors, nurses, firefighters, military and veterans, teachers, and police are invited to enjoy all the YMCA has to offer for free. Enjoy free access to the pools, fitness areas, gyms, and more. […]

  • Overheard & Pet Peeves: Nov. 21, 2018

    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 had two upturned collars and a perm.” “There are people with personality disorders and also sociopaths and then whatever Madonna is.” […]

  • Trivia: Who Created Green Bean Casserole?

    Question: Who created the green bean casserole?   Answer: Dorcas Reilly created the green bean casserole in 1955 for the Campbell Soup Company. Reilly, 92, died Oct. 15, 2018.

  • Walk-ins Welcome at Fish Creek Thanksgiving

    For those looking for Thanksgiving dinner, the old Fish Creek Town Hall is the place to be. Karen Ciesar and friends have been holding a Thanksgiving dinner in Fish Creek for the past six years (“although we missed one year,” she said). She is cooking two turkeys, and asks that anyone who attends bring a […]

  • ‘Big Bundle Up’ Campaign Continues in 2018

    Door County’s tourism industry is collecting new and gently used coats, scarves, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “Big Bundle Up” donation campaign. The campaign is a statewide collection program that runs from Nov. 15 to Jan. 2, 2019. All items donated locally will stay in […]

  • Learn About Stroke Symptoms with the ADRC

    On Dec. 4, 12:45 pm, the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County will host an educational program on stroke signs, symptoms, prevention and treatment options. Rachel Reas, RN of Aurora BayCare Medical Clinic will present, “Stroke Awareness: Because It Matters!” Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US and […]

  • Skip Stone Coffee: A Café Mainstay Opens in Sister Bay

    Skip Stone Coffee Roasters adds neighborhood coffee shop to the list of year-round establishments in Sister Bay. Opened on Nov. 16, Skip Stone is the newest brand to join the ranks at Wild Restaurant Concepts, a restaurant group made up of Wild Tomato Wood-fired Pizza & Grille, Bier Zot and Go Wild take-out. Having already […]

  • Manners Matter: Holiday Budget

    Dear Mary Pat, My husband is a grinch. He wants me to limit my spending for Christmas. I know what you’re thinking since this is probably a common complaint among couples around the holidays, but this is an extreme case. He is suddenly obsessively focused on numbers that aren’t realistic such as $200 for the […]

  • Historic Sturgeon Bay Bell Rings Again

    The community is invited to join the Door County Community Foundation (DCCF) as the 117-year-old bell in Sturgeon Bay’s historic Old Bell Tower will strike for the first time in nearly a decade on Nov. 27 at noon, thanks to the Clifford and Clara Herlache Heritage Foundation, a fund of the DCCF. Located at Community […]

  • DAHI Forming New Chapter of HLAA

    Door Advocates for Hearing Impaired (DAHI) meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month, their next meeting is Nov. 28, 11 am. Meetings are held at the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) located at 916 N. 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. DAHI is in the process of forming a new chapter of Hearing Loss […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Tigra

    One of the hidden treasures at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus is Tigra; and she deserves the spotlight this week. She might be easy to pass by, but give her a chance and she will show you how special she is. Tigra is about one year old and was brought to the […]

  • Gibraltar Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner on Dec. 5

    Gibraltar Area Schools and the Gibraltar High School Student Council invite the community to their annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner on Dec. 5, 11 am. Guests are seated in the middle gym starting at 10 am. The dinner features performances by the Gibraltar High School Band, Middle School Choir and High School Choir. The meal […]

  • Thanksgiving Aromas Open Door to the Past

    The day and the meal were always the same. The orange-glazed sweet rolls began the day. The smells of baking and cooking mingled together to fill the small house with aromas of spice and roast turkey. There was the traditional green bean casserole, the candied sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with butter and whole milk, dinner […]

  • USDA Plans County Production Surveys

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 42 states, including Wisconsin, as part of its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS). The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and total yield and production of row crops down to the county level. “The data provided by producers will […]

  • Ski-For-Free Volunteers Needed

    A Ski-For-Free volunteer training will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6:30 – 7:15 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Preserve. Learn how to hand out skis and snowshoes to people of all ages who come to borrow the free equipment to use on Crossroad’s five-mile trail system.    This winter, Ski-For-Free will be open […]

  • Climate Corner: Waiting for Disaster vs. Investing in Resilience

    by Chelsea Chandler, Director of Environmental Initiatives, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters Last summer, extreme weather and flooding impacted rural areas like my farm in the Driftless Region in Wisconsin. While farmers, myself included, have continued to struggle with large rain events this summer, urban communities are also dealing with a lot of […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 21 – 29

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4  pm Nov. 27. A joint meeting of the Parks & Recreation Committee and the board will be held at 5:30 pm on Nov. 28. County of Door:  The board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm Nov. 27. Town of Gibraltar:  The […]

  • Kewaunee Public Health Promotes Breastfeeding Friendly Business

    The Kewaunee County Public Health Department is partnering with local businesses and organizations to become breastfeeding friendly for their employees and patrons. The 2018 initiative has designated five new businesses and organizations in Kewaunee County as breastfeeding friendly. These include the Algoma Public Library, Autumn Journeys, East Shore Industries, Silver Leaf and Linden Manor, and […]

  • Door County Included in Elder Abuse Grant

    Last year agencies throughout the state received 8,469 calls regarding elder abuse, according to the Annual Elder Abuse and Neglect Report issued by the Bureau of Aging and Disability Resources division of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Elder abuse calls in Wisconsin have steadily increased every year in this century, from 3,251 in 2001 […]

  • Door County Land Trust Launches New Campaign

    Land conservation doesn’t occur naturally: it takes community action. That’s why Door County Land Trust is launching the Protect What You Love new member campaign on #GivingTuesday (Nov. 27) and ends on Jan. 31. Since its inception in 1986, Door County Land Trust has worked to preserve, maintain and enhance lands that contribute significantly to […]

  • By the Numbers: Native American Heritage Month

    In recognition of Native American Heritage Month (also known as National American Indian Heritage Month), we look at the history of the celebration and some details about the population it celebrates. 32 Number of fully accredited tribal colleges and universities in the U.S., according to the Department of Education. 326 The number of distinct federally […]

  • State News: Evers Transition, Infant Health, Timber Sales

    Baraboo Holds Meeting to Discuss Photo More than 100 people attended a community forum in Baraboo on Nov. 15 to discuss a photograph of local high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute just before prom this year. The meeting was organized by concerned citizens after the photo surfaced on social media. […]

  • Group Follows Lawsuit Over Politicization of Wolves

    Why are Republicans so afraid of the big bad wolf? On Friday, Nov. 16, as one of the final acts of the 115th Congress, House Republicans in a partisan vote passed HR 6874, which would remove Endangered Species Act (ESA) protection for gray wolves. Introduced by Republican Rep. Sean Duffy of Hayward, Wis., Duffy told […]

  • Christina Studebaker to Promote Workforce at DCEDC

    Native Ohioan Christina Studebaker had only been on the job for less than a month in the newly created position of workforce development project manager for the Door County Economic Development Corp. (DCEDC) when asked about how things were going. “Definitely busy. I’ve been meeting a lot of people and everyone’s very helpful,” she said. […]

  • Friends of Peninsula State Park Receive HERO Award

    The Friends of Peninsula State Park received the 2018 HERO Award as the outstanding Friends group at the annual meeting of the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks Nov. 10. The HERO awards are given to individuals and Friends groups that have been instrumental in contributing time and energy at a state park, forest or trail. The Friends […]

  • Room Tax Increases 3.1 Percent in September

    Preliminary reports from the Door County Tourism Zone Commission (DCTZC) show a 3.1 percent increase in room tax collections for September compared to last year. The gains were spread throughout the county, but Ephraim and Liberty Grove had particularly strong months. At the time the DCTZC released the report, 56 properties had not yet remitted […]

  • Join the 118th Christmas Bird Count

    The 118th Audubon Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is fast approaching. The Sturgeon Bay count will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, and the Brussels area count will be held Sunday, Dec. 16. People interested can either count birds in their backyard or ride along and help with field work. The information is then sent to the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

    I own Door County Speech Therapy on Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay in what, I’ve been told, was the old First National Bank building. This was the second year I participated in the Thrills on Third trick-or-treating event. The day before the event I hurriedly purchased some inexpensive pumpkins and decorated them. Nothing too elaborate, […]

  • Fish Creek Working to Ease the Pain of Spring Highway Construction

    There’s good news and bad news for Fish Creek business owners on the horizon. The good news is the the town is getting a brand new main street. The bad news is there will be a lot of pain before it gets completed. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing Highway 42 from the […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Nov. 21 – 29

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Nov. 30 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Nov. 30 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Nov. 23-24 @ Lena, 5 pm & 2 pm Nov. 29 vs. Peshtigo, 7:30 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR Boys Basketball Nov. 23 @ Oostburg, 7:15 pm Nov. 26 @ Roncalli, 7:15 pm […]

  • Juddville Clay Offers Holiday Gifts

    Explore Juddville Clay, the working studio and gallery of artists Tony Staroska and Rebecca Carlton, for that unique holiday gift. Find decorative ceramic vessels, clay tiles, bronze figures, silver and gemstone jewelry. Juddville Clay is open 10 am – 4 pm on Nov. 23 and 24, and then will close for the season. To celebrate […]

  • Thanksgiving: A Holiday by Presidential Proclamation

    The Thanksgiving holiday is a product of presidential proclamation, beginning with an Oct. 3, 1789, proclamation from the first commander in chief, George Washington. The proclamation is a brief 449 words, written in the circumspect and flowery style of the time. For example, it begins like this: “Whereas it is the duty of all Nations […]

  • Reps in the News: Walker Speaks Out for First Time Since Election

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker spoke with reporters on Nov. 15 for the first time since his failed re-election bid, weighing in on his loss, lame duck proposals in the state Legislature and his stalled proposal to offer tax incentives to consumer products company Kimberly-Clark Corp. Unofficial results show 59 percent of eligible voters cast […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Railroads, Cherries & Slot Machines

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors.   The Expositor November 21, 1873 Complaints about “that sidewalk on Cedar Street” have become chronic with our neighbor of the Advocate. Do they find navigation difficult between […]

  • Thanksgiving: Don’t Mess With Tradition

    Traditions make the holidays. They are expected, welcomed, and even the hokiest rituals bring “comfort and joy.” Don’t find them essential? Oh sure, just try not putting up your Christmas penguin village one time, and deal with that gale force blowback. Even so, over time, traditions evolve, new ones are established, and some just fade […]

  • Senate Approves New Ballast Water Policy

    The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy last week on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy. The plan, part of a $10.6 billion Coast Guard budget authorization bill, includes provisions sought by environmentalists as well as […]

  • Cheers!: A Walk in the Dank Woods

    Can you imagine anywhere outside of the craft brewing world where the word “dank” means good rather than rank? Officially, the word dank means something that is damp, musty and chilling. For example, I can’t say for certain because I don’t have time to look it up at this moment, but I would be willing […]

  • Bruce Low of Bottom Line Home Inspection Completes Training

    Bruce Low, owner/inspector of Bottom Line Home Inspection of Luxemburg, attended the fall training seminar of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors (WAHI) on Nov. 2 and 3 in Manitowoc. He successfully completed course studies in “Strange Encounters…of the Home Inspection Kind;” “Risk Management;” “Basement Inspections…Proper Reporting and Headache Prevention;” and “Asphalt Shingle Roofs and […]

  • Fewer Hunters Raises Conservation Funding Concerns

    Liberty Grove resident Tony Gonzales enjoys hunting for the peace and quiet. “It gets you out into the woods,” Gonzales said. “You get to experience Door County in a different way and see different areas of the county.” But Gonzales is part of a shrinking minority, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy […]

  • Time to Think about 2019 Elk Hunt

    Following more than 22 years of elk management and reintroduction efforts, 2018 marked Wisconsin’s first managed elk hunt in state history. Not only are a few lucky hunters enjoying this unique experience, but they are finding success, too. “As expected, hunter success has been high, and they are getting some big, mature bulls,” said Kevin […]

  • Partnership Provides Path to Health Care Careers for Door County Students

    Since early September, Door County high school students have been achieving a lot in their course at Door County Medical Center (DCMC):  learning to care for others, getting a head start on college, and preparing for a career in health care. Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, Gibraltar, and Sevastopol School Districts, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) […]

  • De Pere’s Paper Transport Named Top Company for Women

    De Pere-based employer and for-hire truckload carrier Paper Transport, Inc. (PTI) was named by Redefining the Road magazine, as one of the “Top 50 Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation” in 2018. “Being recognized as a top company for women to work for in transportation is a rewarding accomplishment for PTI,” said Human Resources […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Your Generosity

    During the holiday season, when we are focused on kindness, gratitude, and generosity, we want to take the time to thank those who helped make the Neighbor to Neighbor 2018 Rib Fest a great success. First of all, we would like to thank the chefs: Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse (who has been a part of […]

  • Door to Nature: Thanksgiving is Cranberry Time

    There are a number of traditional foods associated with the Thanksgiving holiday. Roast turkey with stuffing, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce are the most common. Cranberries have a long history in this country. Native Americans introduced them to the early settlers of New England. In fact a Pilgrim cookbook dating back to 1663 had, perhaps, […]

  • Bestseller List: Nov. 23, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver 2. Past Tense by Lee Child 3. The Reckoning by John Grisham 4. The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa 5. Elevation by Stephen King HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Whose Boat Is This Boat?: Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane by The Staff of The […]

  • Plum Bottom Celebrates Thanksgiving with Artist Demos

    Plum Bottom Gallery celebrates the Thanksgiving weekend with artist demonstrations on Nov. 23 and 24, 11:30 am–2 pm. This event will feature resident porcelain artist Chad Luberger on Nov. 23 and Door County painter Mary White on Nov. 24. Get holiday shopping off on the right track with artist-made gifts created in Door County. Luberger’s […]

  • Moravian Christmas Traditions

    Each year, the Ephraim Business Council holds a Christmas in the Village celebration the first Saturday in December — this year, Dec. 1. In addition to the open houses, kids’ events and the official lighting of the village Christmas tree, the Ephraim Moravian Church holds a special ADVENTure from 11 am to 2 pm at […]

  • Door Shakespeare 2019 Season

    Door Shakespeare announces the 2019 summer season selections: Henry V, directed by Matt Daniels; and The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Marcella Kearns. Both Daniels and Kearns will make their Door Shakespeare directing debuts. Daniels is an actor, director, teaching artist and musician based in Milwaukee. Directing credits include productions for First Stage, Milwaukee […]

  • Fine Line Offers Specials for Holiday Open House

    Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim will host its Annual Holiday Open House Nov. 24, 10 am–5 pm. Holiday drawings ranging from $10 to 20-percent-off items in the gallery will take place throughout the weekend. There will also be many other holiday specials. Cider and cookies will be served all day. “A holiday gift from […]

  • Hardy Gallery Launches Ninth Annual Holiday Online Auction

    The Hardy Gallery’s Ninth Annual Holiday Online Auction opened Nov. 18 and will remain open for bidding until Nov. 25 at 8 pm. Vendors from across Door County, as well as around Wisconsin, have generously donated an array of gifts. Some of this year’s bidding options include rounds of golf, gourmet Door County food packages, […]

  • Mystery Play Readings

    The finalists of Rogue Theater’s 2018 Writer’s Contest are sharing their murder mystery scripts for the first time as public readings. Join the Rogue Theater cast as they present these exceptional pieces. This past spring, Rogue Theater held a murder mystery play writers’ contest, encouraging community members to practice their writing skills and submit their […]

  • Holiday Concert by Parks, Phillips & Co.

    Parks, Phillips & Co. will perform a Christmas concert at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Dec. 2, 6 pm. All are invited to attend and prepare for the upcoming Christmas season with Christian contemporary favorites and traditional carols and songs. The band features harmonic vocals of the father/daughter duo Dan Phillips and Pamela Parks […]

  • Holiday Parade

    On Dec. 1, enjoy a Christmas parade of lights, arts and crafts plus a tree-lighting ceremony in Baileys Harbor. Take a stroll through downtown and check out all the trees that local businesses and families have decorated before the parade. Walk along the parade route on Guy Street that follows Santa on a fire truck […]

  • Shop Turtle Ridge for the Holidays

    Turtle Ridge Gallery & Boutique welcomes the community to its Holiday Open House, Nov. 23–25, 10 am–5 pm. Team Turtle has been preparing special gift items that range from $10 to $50, including “Purse Candy,” eyeglass holders, tassel necklaces, pearl and bead earrings, beaded leather bracelets and more. They have been busy crafting the Classic […]

  • James May Hosts Makers Fair in New Gallery Space

    James May Gallery is hosting a Makers Fair Nov. 23, 5:30–8 pm, and Nov. 24, 9 am–5 pm, in its new space, James May North. The gallery will highlight creative people in the region. Not only is this an opportunity to check items off your Christmas list by purchasing amazing handmade gifts and supporting makers, […]

  • Review: ‘My Own Words’

    My Own Words By Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 400 pages, Simon & Schuster, 2016 Review by Carolyn Kane The amazing Ruth Bader Ginsburg has inspired a variety of Halloween costumes, T-shirts, and action figures; two coloring books; a song cycle; a play; a movie; and an opera. The praying mantis Ilomantis ginsburgae is named in her […]

  • Christmas in the County

    Door County Christmas celebrations kick into high gear the weekend after Thanksgiving. Both Sister Bay and Egg Harbor hold their annual celebrations this weekend — keeping Santa busy with plenty of tree lightings. The weekend really starts, however, with the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade — a parade with a big heart that gives to members […]

  • Making Snow at Winter Park

    The Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation staff has temporarily fired up the snow guns at Winter Park to begin the snow making process at the snowtubing, skiing, and snowboarding destination along the lakeshore. “We’re not expecting to open until late December at the earliest, but we wanted to take advantage of the cold snap that […]

  • Instead of Fighting Frenzied Crowds, Shop from Local Artists: FOG holds annual Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 23-24

    Instead of heading out of town to big-box stores and shopping amid frenzied crowds for the holidays, the Friends of Gibraltar (FOG) organization offers a nice, local alternative in the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Since 1985, when it was brought to FOG by Clay Bay Pottery owners and artists Jeanne and David Aurelius, the […]

  • BEGIN Series Returns with Volcano Choir Guitarist Chris Rosenau

    BEGIN is a creative music series held in the studio above The Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay. Organized by William Bradley and Jon Mueller, the series features nationally and internationally known artists working in improvised and other creative approaches to sound and instrumentation. On Dec. 15 at 7 pm, BEGIN welcomes Chris Rosenau. He’s a […]

  • Gibraltar’s ‘Death’s Door’ Makes It to State

    Gibraltar High School’s One-Act Play advanced to the State Theater Festival, Nov. 15–17 in La Crosse. Before heading to the state competition, the players put on a community performance Nov. 13 at the Door Community Auditorium. Their play, Death’s Door, is an original piece that explores Door County’s ghost folklore. Photos by Len Villano.

  • Skalka to Discuss Work at Novel Bay Booksellers

    Meet author Patricia Skalka at Novel Bay Booksellers on Dec. 7, 6 pm. Skalka has written four novels that take place in Door County. Each features her fictional character Sheriff Dave Cubiak investigating and solving crimes. Beginning with Death Stalks Door County through her most recent book, Death Rides The Ferry, Skalka has established herself […]

  • Hope United Church Holds ‘Art for Action’ Exhibit

    Hope United Church of Christ will host a members and friends art exhibit, Art for Action, Nov. 30 through Dec. 31. Artists will exhibit a piece of art and donate a piece of art. Art to be exhibited and offered for auction includes painting, photography, ceramics, wood, fiber, glass, music, food, wine and holiday decor. […]

  • Turkey Talk

    Join Wisconsin Public Radio Thanksgiving Day for an audio feast of heart-warming stories, music and, of course, expert advice on preparing your holiday meal. The celebration starts at 6 am on The Ideas Network as John Birge hosts “Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food & Gratitude,” with classical music and stories of Thanksgiving. At […]

  • Friends of Door County Libraries’ 2018 Holiday Book Sale

    The Friends of Door County Libraries’ Annual Holiday Book Sale is scheduled for Dec. 1, 9 am–2 pm. Held in the Mel Madel Friends Room at the Sturgeon Bay Library, this event offers a chance to find gifts for all the book-lovers on your list. Throughout the year, volunteers cull the hundreds of gift-worthy books […]

  • Health Hike at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Crossroads at Big Creek will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22–23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Crossroads has had a year of celebrating as a participant in the Celebrate Water Door County initiative. Its objective has been to appreciate and to be thankful for healthy water. Crossroads is especially thankful for Big Creek and The […]

  • Birch Creek Holiday Concerts

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center presents two holiday concerts on Dec. 1. “Christmas at Birch Creek” begins with a 2:30 pm family concert. Santa Claus will make a festive appearance, and treats will be given to all the kids. Symphony and percussion-session faculty will bring the spectacular sounds of brass and percussion to classic holiday […]

  • Christmas in the County: Nov. 22-24, 2018

    Door County Christmas celebrations kick into high gear the weekend after Thanksgiving. Both Sister Bay and Egg Harbor hold their annual celebrations this weekend – keeping Santa busy with plenty of tree lightings. The weekend really starts, however, with the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade – a parade with a big heart that gives to members […]

  • OBITUARY: Sarah Minnie Tischler

    Sarah Minnie Tischler, 97, of Green Bay and formerly of Door County died at Woodside Villa on Nov. 16, 2018.  She was born Sept. 21, 1921 to Henry and Elsie (Schultz) Tischler in the Town of Egg Harbor.  She was baptized in 1921 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Baileys Harbor and then confirmed Aug. 26, 1934 […]

  • OBITUARY: Randall “Randy” Edward Mueller

    Randy Mueller, 65, of Sturgeon Bay, died Saturday morning, Nov. 17, 2018 after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born Feb. 19, 1953 to Virgil A. and Evelyn (Luethge) Mueller. Randy graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1971 before continuing his education at NWTC Diesel Mechanics School. On Sept. 28, 1974 he married Christine […]

  • A Rumble Heard ’Round the World: Documentary explores Native American influence in music

    “Its ragged, ominous chords, overdriven and dragged to a crawl, sounded like an invitation to a knife fight.” Rolling Stone magazine on the 1958 Link Wray hit “Rumble”   “Rumble” was a sound heard around the world. Who guitarist Pete Townshend is one of many guitarists from a certain era who claim they would never […]