Peninsula Pulse – Oct. 13-20, 2017

In this issue

  • Classic Horror, Sci-Fi Films That Set the Bar

    People mistakenly use the term “classics” as old. That’s especially true for “classic” movies. Sorry, but I don’t think of classics that way. I think of classics as the groundbreakers in their genre. There might have been 100 movies on the same theme before it and after, but this one set the bar for style, […]

  • Storytellers Share at Land Trust’s ‘Wild Words’ Event

    On Oct. 19, 7pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay, eight storytellers will take the stage to share their interpretation of the theme “Discovering Door County’s Treasures.” Wild Words is a collaborative project between the Door County Land Trust and Write On, Door County. The program is free and open to the public. There […]

  • Forum on Children and Environmental Health Oct. 21

    The Clean Water Action Council will host a health forum about children and environmental health featuring Elizabeth J. Neary, MD, MS. Dr. Neary will discuss risks to children from radon, air and drinking water contaminants, and exposure to chemicals and endocrine disruptors from everyday products. She will then explain how to minimize those risks. This […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Budgets for Little Lake Dredging

    At a meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Oct. 9, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted 5-2 to include $3.5 million in the budget to dredge Little Lake with the hope that grants will replace a good portion of taxpayer money. “Hope is not a good financial plan,” said Alderman David Ward, who, […]

  • Joanne Kirkland Showcased at Ellison Bay Pottery

    Ellison Bay Pottery will showcase Madison potter Joanne Kirkland, Oct. 13-26. Kirkland’s porcelain works are irresistible. Her designs are timeless and her craftsmanship reflects the decades she’s dedicated to her clay practice. Some of the images she works with are based on her travels and studies in Mexico, Japan and Germany; while her later influences […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Enablers & Hypocrites

    Our conservative federal government is made up of many hypocrites and enablers. We have seen a number of FOX network executives and newsmen either resign or were fired and now a famous successful movie producer loses a high position in business all because of sexual harassment issues. Recently a Republican Congressman, who fought against abortion, […]

  • The Bestseller List: Oct. 13, 2017

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood 2. Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly 3. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 4. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware 5. Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande 2. Lab Girl, […]

  • Art, Craft and Amish Quilt Sale Oct. 12-15

    The upcoming Art, Craft and Amish Quilt Sale will be held at Mr. G’s Hall on Highway 57, just south of Jacksonport, from 9 am to 5 pm, Oct. 12 – 15. Featured at this 20th annual show will be more than 100 Amish-made quilts in a variety of popular styles, patterns and colors. All […]

  • Packers Stun Cowboys Late, Lead NFC North

    Following Green Bay’s victory against the Chicago Bears in Week four’s Thursday Night Football, the Packers had nine days to prepare before heading to Dallas to take on the Cowboys last Sunday at AT&T Stadium. In the first contest between the two teams since the Packers’ thrilling 34-31 playoff victory against the Cowboys last January, […]

  • Manners Matter: College Roommates

    Dear Mary Pat, I started college a month ago and I’m not getting along with my roommate. Honestly, she’s a little odd. I’ve been looking forward to starting my freshman year and hoped that my roommate and I would hit it off and be able to get to know the campus together. When I met […]

  • Framed: Ridin’ the Wave

    Sturgeon Bay surfer – and Egg Harbor Village Administrator – Ryan Heise takes to the Lake Michigan waves off Cana Island County Park on Oct. 7. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Industrial Park Opens for Manufacturing Days

    Sturgeon Bay and shipbuilding are synonymous, so it is easy to forget that manufacturing doesn’t stop at the shipyards in the county seat. To remind everyone of that, the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the Door County Manufacturers Association present Manufacturing Days on Oct. 20-21 to showcase not only the broad range of […]

  • High School Fall Athletics Schedule: Oct. 13 – 20

    GIBRALTAR Football Oct. 13 vs. Sevastopol, 7pm   Soccer (Boys) Oct. 17 – Regional, TBA   Volleyball Oct. 14 – Conference Tournament @ Oconto, 9:30am Oct. 17 – Regional @ Algoma, 7pm   SEVASTOPOL Football Oct. 13 @ Gibraltar, 7pm   Soccer (Boys) Oct. 17 – Regional, TBA   Swimming Oct. 14 @ Shorewood, 9am […]

  • Eagle Tower Is Just 72 Inches Short of State Record

    Eagle Tower should be restored, in a way that lives up to the expectations and pride that all the citizens of Door County deserve. After all, Door County citizens are contributing $750,000 towards the tower replacement, not to mention even more indirectly thru their matching taxpayer dollars. The Eagle Tower that was just removed, replaced […]

  • Kaminski Retiring from League of Women Voters

    Andrea Kaminski, executive director of League of Women Voters of Wisconsin (LWV WI), announced her retirement for the end of December 2017. The LWV WI Board has selected Erin Grunze to be the next executive director, effective Jan. 1, 2018. During her remarkable 13-year tenure, Kaminski has seen an unprecedented number of challenges to voting […]

  • Strawberry Creek Salmon Run Has Far-Reaching Benefits

    When Chinook salmon make their last run in the fall from Lake Michigan up little Strawberry Creek in Sturgeon Bay to spawn and die, they are doing much more than completing their life cycle. The annual migration to Strawberry Creek means another generation of Chinook will be raised and stocked the following year. The fish […]

  • Dinners On Us Program Feeds Hungry

    Beautiful cabbages bigger than your head, luscious-looking apples, corn, squash, eggs, milk, potatoes, frozen chicken and lamb, a gorgeous autumn afternoon and the happy faces of UnitedHealthcare employees greeted those taking advantage of the 4th annual Dinners on Us in Sturgeon Bay on Oct. 9. The Dinners On Us program is a combined effort between […]

  • A Solar Tour on A Sunless Day

    John Hippensteel certainly took note last spring when the Kentucky Coal Mining Museum announced it was switching to solar power to save money. “When the coal museum in Kentucky puts in a big solar array, they’re not doing that because they love solar. They’re doing that for the economics,” Hippensteel said on Oct. 7 while […]

  • Haunted Trail Run in Sturgeon Bay

    Celebrate Halloween at the Door County YMCA’s Haunted Trail Run & Boo Dash on Oct. 29 at Snowkraft Nordic in Sturgeon Bay. The afternoon will be filled with spooky fun and excitement during the 5k Haunted Trail Run and the one-mile Boo Dash. Both runs begin at 11 am and are for all abilities and […]

  • Trivia: Which character did Tom Petty voice on the popular animated sitcom “King of the Hill”?

    Question: Which character did Tom Petty voice on the popular animated sitcom King of the Hill? Answer: Elroy “Lucky” Kleinschmidt, from 2004 until 2009.

  • Proposed Bill Would Eliminate State Wetland Permits

    A bill being circulated by Rep. Jim Steineke and Sen. Roger Roth would eliminate oversight of nonfederal wetlands by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The Wisconsin Wetlands Association said the bill would put 20 percent of the state’s wetlands at risk for development while the bill’s authors believe many of those wetlands have […]

  • Homebrewers Featured at Ahnapee Brewery

    Nick Calaway, owner and brewmaster of the fantastic Ahnapee Brewery in Algoma, is paying tribute to his own homebrewer roots from 1-4 pm on Saturday, Oct. 14 with the Home Brewers Showcase. “There isn’t an event like it around here, that I know of, and felt it would give a unique opportunity to showcase local […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Oct. 13 – 20

    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 10, 1874 The talk on the streets seems to indicate that it is now definitely settled that work will commence on the canal in a […]

  • Collection Shares Lloyd Barbee’s Civil Rights Work & Insights

    Civil rights leader Lloyd A. Barbee frequently signed his correspondence with “Justice for All,” a phrase that embodied his life’s work of fighting for equality and fairness – a phrase that has become the title of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press’s new collection of his work and insights, Justice for All: Selected Writings of Lloyd […]

  • Hwy. 57 Open for Fall Fest

    Highway 57 between Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay has been closed since early September, but reopened Wednesday just in time for the thousands of visitors flocking to Sister Bay’s Fall Festival. Traffic has been detoured down County Q as crews replaced a culvert between Ahrens Road and Meadow Road near Baileys Harbor.

  • Letter to the Editor: Right Or Privilege?

    In last week’s issue of this newspaper, Oct. 6, 2017, in the section that tells us what our various governmental representatives are up to, I learned that Senator Ron Johnson believes that food, shelter, and healthcare are privileges. He says that it’s government’s job to ensure an economy stable enough that people can afford these […]

  • Rep. Gallagher Signs On to Resolution Supporting J-1 Program

    Rep. Mike Gallagher co-sponsored a House Resolution supporting the J-1 visa program. The resolution expresses, “the sense of the House of Representatives that the J–1 visa programs, specifically the Summer Work Travel, Au Pair, Camp Counselor, and Intern and Trainee programs, are vital to the economy and national interests of the United States and the […]

  • DNR Trying to Re-establish Spotted Musky

    Efforts to establish a self-sustaining population of spotted musky in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan waters got a boost this fall when 7,000 musky fingerling averaging 17 inches were stocked into the Fox River, several Green Bay tributaries, Lake Winnebago and three inland lakes. The fingerlings were raised for a year in cool water ponds at Wild […]

  • Featured Pet: Cleve

    This week’s Door County Humane Society (DCHS) featured pet is Cleve, a beautiful black and brown brindle dog. He’s only about nine months old. He’s an incredibly energetic guy who loves to play and can be a little rambunctious. Even though Cleve weighs 41 lbs., he still thinks of himself as a lap dog. He […]

  • Glass Artists Featured this Fall

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor is pleased to announce the work of two featured artists working in glass as their chosen medium. Barrie Brown’s “Landscapes in Glass” appear to be painted layers but actually they are clear and colored glass that is finely crushed into a powder to develop intimate landscapes. Each layer is […]

  • Lt. Governor Kleefisch Attending Republican Meet and Greet Oct. 14

    The Door County Republican Party has scheduled a “Meet and Greet” with a number of Wisconsin officeholders. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Special guests will be Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Congressman Mike Gallagher and State Representative Joel Kitchens. The event will be from 5 to 8 pm […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Better Design Needed

    As I was reading the recent Pulse article about the three DNR concepts for a replacement tower at the park, what struck me were two things. First, all three concepts were ugly and way overbuilt for the spirit of the park. Second, the proposed costs were exorbitant when one considers the fiscal condition of both […]

  • Change in Practice: High School Football Adapts to Concussion Concerns

    “Rip the wings off the bird,” shouts Pat McCarty across the practice fields behind Southern Door High School. “Heads up, arms in. Take your helmet off the plane of the ball carrier.” These are phrases McCarty, head football coach, repeats over and over again as his players go through repetitions of some of his program’s […]

  • Servers of the Week: Nadeen DeFere & Amanda LaRoche of Avada Audiology and Hearing Care

    Thanks to these two – a really great pair! Nadeen and Amanda give you good care.   At Avada they will give you a hearing test. They are true professionals Two of the best! – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Reps in the News: Joel Kitchens Announces Listening Sessions

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Joel Kitchens announced a series of listening sessions he will hold this month throughout the 1st District. “These listening sessions will be a chance for my constituents to share their thoughts with me on any issues that are important to them,” he said. The locations and times are: Algoma City Hall, […]

  • Cheers!: Black and Sour

    My palate braced itself for its first taste of, a Belgian porter brewed with wild yeast. Oh! Wow! This beer is almost too good to be true. Almost. Just an absolute explosion of flavors in all directions… I have no idea what means. Well, I know .be is Belgium’s web moniker, but Zwet? […]

  • DNR Hosts Recreational Opportunities Analysis Session in De Pere Oct. 17

    The public will have an opportunity to provide input on two draft chapters of a Department of Natural Resources Recreation Opportunities Analysis. The Recreation Opportunities Analysis is examining existing outdoor-based recreation opportunities and future recreation opportunities in eight regions throughout the state. The initial drafts identify recreation opportunities in the Great Northwest (Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Burnett, […]

  • Ephraim Streetscape Cost Breakdown

    The Village of Ephraim delivered rough cost estimates totaling $4.9 million for upcoming projects to a packed hall Oct. 10. That number is likely to fluctuate based on actual construction costs and coordination of related projects. Village Board President Mike McCutcheon said the estimate, which he said could grow to $5.5 million, only represents what […]

  • Statewide Employment Figures Mask Economic Challenges Facing Many Counties

    by Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Despite Wisconsin adding more than 180,000 jobs since the 2007-09 recession, employment declined in 16 of the state’s 72 counties during 2009-16. A closer look at economic conditions shows 22 counties, mostly in northern and central Wisconsin, significantly lagging behind state averages. “These contrasting trends suggest that policymakers err in concentrating […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Attack Mode

    Tom from Luxemburg observed that the “NorDor anti-Trump hate-mongers have been extremely active on the Pulse’s opinion page lately.” My observation is that they’ve been in “attack mode” since Nov. 6 last year and are actually slowing a bit. The Oct. 6 Pulse had only four of the standard “Hate President Trump” letters from the […]

  • Wisconsin Nature Notes: Top Five Fun Fall Migrations in Wisconsin

    by Caleb Klima, Wisconsin Conservation Practitioner Many of us consider home to be just one location, a place where we share precious memories with those we love. For many animals however, one location will not do. Instead, some need two homes, one for the summer and one for the winter. Many species are following their […]

  • State News: Hemp, Sea Lampreys, Mining Moratorium

    Lawmakers Make Case for Industrial Hemp A legislative committee held a public hearing Tuesday on a bill that would allow farmers in Wisconsin to grow hemp. The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism held the hearing on the Farm Freedom Act, sponsored by Sen. Patrick Testin, R-Stevens Point, and Rep. Jesse Kremer, R-Kewaskum. […]

  • Door to Nature: Plain, Honest and Upright Sunflower

    United States history tells us that a symposium was established in the 1890s for the purpose of choosing the most suitable blossom to become our national flower. Two recommendations that rated highly in the study were the cardinal flower and the columbine. The sunflower was also included on the list. What do you suppose ever […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Save A Life

    I have discovered another jewel of living in Door County. The Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department offers a class in CPR/AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training each month. I took the course last week and feel it was one of most rewarding things I have done in a long time. I learned a new skill and […]

  • Door County Novel Is 2017 Book of the Year Finalist

    The Chicago Writers Association has announced its finalists for its annual 2017 Book of the Year awards and author M.L. Collins’s novel, Out the Door! (Eckhartz Press) is a finalist in the Indie Fiction category. The winner will be announced in early December. A satirical novel set in Door County, Out the Door! has been […]

  • Utesches Receive MRSA Survivors Network’s ‘Persons of the Year Award’

    Lynn and Nancy Utesch received the Persons of the Year Award during the 9th Annual World MRSA Day & Global C. difficile Summit held Sept. 30 at the Community House in Hinsdale, Illinois. The Utesches are activists and organic farmers for environmental change and protection in their Wisconsin community and nationwide. They founded the organization […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Oct. 13, 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? “That’s one way to get a puppy – ask for a pony!” “$1 apparel, man. Treat yo-self.” “I won’t go to any […]

  • Thrills On Third Returns to Sturgeon Bay Oct. 28

    Watch out for the spooky characters you may come across at the 6th annual Thrills on Third event happening throughout historic Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay on Oct. 28. The day begins at 9am where there will be plenty of family friendly activities. Head over to the Artists Guild from 9-11am where they will host […]

  • Celebrate Astronomy Day in Sturgeon Bay Oct. 14

    At the Astronomy Campus on the grounds of Crossroads at Big Creek Preserve, the partial solar eclipse last August inspired hundreds of Door County residents to gaze at our nearest star. For many, this awesome event stimulated or renewed an interest in astronomy. The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society, an organization dedicated to promoting the science […]

  • Movies That Matter Screens ‘Nazi Legacy’ Oct. 17

    On Oct. 17 at 4:30 pm Movies That Matter presents a free screening of What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy. The film delves into the relationship of Niklas Frank and Horst von Wächter, both sons of high-ranking Nazi officials who have differing opinions and thoughts about their fathers. Philippe Sands, a distinguished human rights […]

  • Door County Yoga Announces Fall 2017 Workshops

    Door County Yoga has a number of fall workshops in store for October and November. On Oct. 15, 4 – 5:15 pm, “Meditation for Those Who Can’t” is for people who find it hard to meditate. Learn basic breathing techniques to help reduce stress and improve your quality of life. This workshop will be fun […]

  • Italian, Seafood On the Menu at Savory Spoon Oct. 13-14

    Coming to Fall Fest in Sister Bay? Join Savory Spoon Cooking School on Friday or Saturday night as the school celebrates a great 2017 season. On Oct. 13 at 6 pm, “Foods of Emilia-Romagna” will have participants cooking the robust, distinctive and superior food of this Italian region. The menu includes Wild Porcini Mushroom Tart; […]

  • Northern Sky Actor Doug Forrest Releases Album

    Before Doug Forrest takes his final bow as a cast member of Northern Sky Theater’s fall musical comedy, Naked Radio, and makes his way back home to Houston, Texas, he will take to a different Door County stage in favor of another musical project. In early September, the same week he began his 45-show run […]

  • Adult Big Wheel Rally Added to Fall Fest

    Sister Bay’s 2017 Fall Festival is rolling out the big wheels. On Sunday morning, the Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA) debuts its newest offering of the 72-year-old festival: the Adult Big Wheel Rally. The highway that will host hundreds of Fall Festers this weekend will, at 10 am Sunday, be transformed into a racecourse where […]

  • Skye & Peter Ciesla: Sculpting A Wearable Art Career

    The lives of artists rarely follow a straight path. Skye and Peter Ciesla’s lives, owners of Bazyli Studio, are no different. Since 2002, the Bazyli Studio has sold one-of-a-kind jewelry and clothing locally, but it was a long path that ultimately led them to Door County. Several times while we sat together, the couple went […]

  • Lessons Learned During the 2017 Golf Season

    It might be easy to sum up your golf season. Me? Not so much. For me, golf happens on Mondays in January, Wednesdays in April, even Sundays in November. Could you sum up your entire senior year of college? See, it’s not easy! I didn’t shoot my best score this year. I didn’t make that […]

  • Seven Fall Book Releases to Watch For

    Fall and early winter is an exciting season for booksellers and readers alike, as this is the traditional time for publishers to release titles by big authors and about timely topics. So, while it may be time to pull your book from your beach bag, don’t feel blue – you can curl up next to […]

  • Birch Creek Fundraiser Features Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center Associates will hold their annual fundraiser Oct. 14 in Juniper Hall. The evening begins with a reception at 5:30 pm, which includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar followed by the concert at 7 pm. Tickets are by reservation only and are $60 per person for the reception and concert. […]

  • Creative Campus

    Northern Sky Introduces Donor Wall Incentive for Constellation Campaign

    Northern Sky Theater’s Constellation Campaign to raise funds for their new Creative Campus in Fish Creek is closing in on the last 20 percent of their $6.7 million campaign goal. The company recently announced an anonymous match as an incentive for 20 additional donors to give a gift of $5,000 or more to be recognized […]

  • StageKids Holds Auditions for ‘‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces auditions for the StageKids production of Ken Ludwig’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Children of all ages are invited to read from the script on Oct. 18 at 5:30 pm or Oct. 21 at 3 pm. Performances are Dec. 8 & 9 at 7:30 pm with an additional matinee at […]

  • Björklunden Hosts Lawrence Viola Studio in Concert Oct. 22

    Lawrence University’s Björklunden will host a concert Oct. 22 at 1:30pm. The Lawrence viola studio returns to Björklunden for their annual visit. Their master classes and rehearsals culminate in a public performance on Sunday. The concert will feature varied repertoire spanning several centuries; some intimate works and other pieces that will allow the listener to […]

  • ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ Brings Duo’s Greatest Hits to DCA

    On Oct. 16 at 7 pm, the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) stage will come alive with “The Simon & Garfunkel Story,” a theatrical experience that tells the surprising, compelling story of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, presenting all the duo’s biggest hits along the way. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have flocked to see […]

  • Obituary: Auguste Hayot

    Auguste Hayot, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, let his wife, Emma, know he loved her, before he died unexpectedly on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born September 14, 1934 in Dinant, Belgium, Europe, the son of Joseph and Rachelle (Spineux) Hayot. Auguste completed his secondary […]

  • Obituary: Corrine C. Stiehl

    Corrine C. Stiehl, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, died Monday (October 9, 2017) at Sturgeon Bay Health Services, Dorchester. She was born December 31, 1933 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Viola (Pivonka) Londo. She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1951 before attending Carrol College, and Lake Forest College.  She […]

  • Obituary: Joann W. Feltes

    Joann W. (Wargowski) Feltes, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, died Sunday morning, Oct. 8, 2017 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF. She was born January 28, 1937 in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late William and Agnes (Osmanski) Wargowski. Following Joann’s graduation from Divine Savior High School in Milwaukee in 1955, she went on to play shortstop for […]

  • Obituary: Beatrice Newman Bassford

    Beatrice Newman Bassford, 85, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Door County Medical Center on October 6, 2017.  She was born September 25, 1932 in Sturgeon Bay to Lester E. and Florence (Bridenhagen) Newman Sr.  On October 17, 1952 she married Charles Hollis Bassford III in Sister Bay. Bea and Charlie raised their family in […]

  • Obituary: Rod DeMaranville

    Roderick C. “Rod” DeMaranville,  67, of Jacksonport, Wisconsin, died on October 2, 2017, at the Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, surrounded by his family. Rod was born May 21, 1950 in Aurora, Nebraska to Eugene and Arlene (Ross) DeMaranville. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1968. He served in the United […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: Sept. 19-27, 2017

    Trista and Steven Baxter, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born Sept. 19, 2017. Mary Metoxen and Derrick Bournonville, Sturgeon Bay, are parents of a son born Sept. 20, 2017. Maternal grandparents are Jennifer Laughlin, Sturgeon Bay, and Dan Metoxen, Green Bay. Paternal grandparents are Cheryl and Brian Bournonville, Sturgeon Bay. Breann and […]

  • Operation Christmas Child Begins Shoebox Collections Nov. 13-17

    Volunteers at the Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Drop Off Location in Sturgeon Bay are getting ready to receive hundreds of gift-filled shoebox gifts from churches, service groups, and individuals from Door and Kewaunee counties. The nationwide collection week for OCC is Nov. 13-19. Locally, shoebox gifts can be dropped off at the First Baptist Church […]

  • Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale during Sister Bay Fall Fest Oct. 13-15

    The 6th Annual Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale takes place Oct. 13-15, 9 am – 5 pm under a tent next to Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay. There will be beautifully decorated cookies, donated by more than 300 cookies artists from the U.S. and around the world, in addition to baked goods donated […]

  • Wulf Brothers and Bryant Heating & Cooling Seeks Nominations for ‘Community Hero’

    Wulf Brothers and Bryant Heating & Cooling are donating a free furnace to a deserving community hero, and they’re looking for hero nominations. Nominate an unsung hero who has quietly done amazing work to serve and improve the community. A Bryant Community Hero could be your neighbor, your colleague, your friend or someone you see […]

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Hosts Harvest Dinner Oct. 21

    The public is invited to the annual Harvest Dinner at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor on Oct. 21, 4:30-6:30 pm. This yearly event features savory chicken and meatballs with all the trimmings. Dessert includes freshly baked apple and pumpkin pies, and live music by the Praise Band. The cost is $12 for adults (ages […]

  • Local, Professional Sports Standings: Oct. 8

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Oct. 8   Football Standings – MONLPC-Large (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Southern Door, 5-0, 6-2, 1.000 Oconto, 5-1, 7-1, .833 Kewaunee, 3-2, 6-2, .600 Peshtigo, 3-2, 3-4, .600 Sturgeon Bay, 1-4, 1-7, .200 Coleman, 1-4, 2-6, .200 Algoma, 0-5, 1-7, .000   Football Standings – MONLPC-8 […]

  • Apple Bazaar at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church Oct. 21

    The 39th Annual Apple Bazaar will be held Oct. 21, 9 am – 2 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. Homemade donuts will be served along with coffee and hot apple cider from 9-11 am. Lunch will be served 11 am – 1:30 pm, featuring Harvest Soup, grilled hamburgers and brats, and slices […]

  • Door County Public Health Department Offers Cholesterol Screenings Oct. 24

    The Door County Public Health Department will hold cholesterol screenings Oct. 24. Results include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, glucose and triglycerides. Fast for 12 hours before the test. The cost is $30. Screenings are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, call Marsha at 920.746.2255.

  • HELP of Door County Shows Support for Domestic Violence Victims with ‘Walk With Me’ Event

    Join HELP of Door County in solidarity with victims of domestic violence for the annual “Walk With Me” event Oct. 25, 4 pm at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. The short program will include stories, poems and music to remember victims of domestic violence in Door County and the 73 individuals who lost their lives […]

  • Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Holds Open House Oct. 28

    Gibraltar Fire & Rescue will hold an open house Oct. 28, 10 am – 2 pm, at their fire station at 3496 County F in Fish Creek. There will be station tours, kids games, equipment demos, apparatus displays, fire safety tips, food and drinks. Special guests include Door County EMS, Eagle III Helicopter, WI Department […]

  • ‘Unmasking Domestic Violence’ Halloween Ball to Benefit HELP of Door County

    HELP of Door County will host the “Unmasking Domestic Violence” Halloween Ball on Oct. 28 at the Door County Fire Company from 7 – 11 pm. Help raise funds to support the good work of HELP at this ’50s and ’60s rockin’ and rollin’ themed costumed event featuring food, music, games and fun. Tickets are […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Children’s Zoos

    We have all been to zoos that are designed to entertain children. Part of the format of these zoos is food for sale that you can buy for the children to throw to the animals. Have you ever thought of Puerto Rico as a huge children’s zoo? If you saw Trump being entertained by throwing […]

  • Southwest Florida Fest Raises $25,000 for Eagle Tower Fund

    On Sept. 30, hundreds of people from all over the state, and as far as Texas and Kentucky, came out to support the Eagle Tower project at the first annual Southwest Florida Fest. The highlight of the event was a live auction of repurposed Eagle Tower wood by local artists and carpenters. More than 20 […]

  • Tickets Now on Sale for Neighbor to Neighbor’s Rib Fest

    Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County is holding their 9th Annual Rib Fest, Nov. 11 at The Lodge at Leathem Smith. Doors open at 4:30 pm for cash bar and silent auction, with serving from 5:30 – 7 pm or until ribs are gone. The night’s fare will include samples of each chef’s […]

  • Sonny’s Pizzeria’s Patio Addition Creates Better Outdoor Dining Experience

    Jason and Laura Estes, owners of Sonny’s Pizzeria in Sturgeon Bay, just completed their first summer with the new addition to the waterfront patio area of their restaurant. “We wanted to take advantage of increased customer demand for outside seating,” Jason said. “PortSide Builders was able to complete the addition in time for us to […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Oct. 13 – 20

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at noon Oct. 17. County of Door:  The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am Oct. 16. The Library Board meets at 5 pm Oct. 16. The Administrative Committee meets at 9 am Oct. 17, followed by a joint meeting with the Finance Committee at […]

  • Register Now for DCEDC’s Entrepreneurial Training Program

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is sponsoring an entrepreneurial training program in Door County. Beginning Jan. 22 at NWTC-Sturgeon Bay, the eight-week business planning course takes students through a step-by-step approach to researching and writing a professional business plan. Registration is open now through Jan. 12. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills […]

  • Innovate Social Media & Marketing & DC LifeTech Move into Fairfield Building

    Innovate Social Media & Marketing and DC LifeTech is moving into its new location at 242 Michigan St. #301 in the Fairfield building in Sturgeon Bay. Innovate Social Media & Marketing focuses on helping businesses or events get noticed online. The business uses social media, website design, photography and ads to make a statement online. […]

  • USDA Issuing ARC and PLC Program Payments

    Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that more than $9.6 billion in payments will be made to producers through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing approximately $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016 […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Oct. 11, 2017

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