Peninsula Pulse – Oct. 14-21, 2016

In this issue

  • Folk Art, Fall 50 & More Weekend Plans

    Peak fall color is here! Enjoy the vibrant colors by taking the peninsula’s backroads to your destinations this weekend, whether you’re heading up north for a fall art crawl or down south for an evening of hip hop. Friday, October 21 Folk Art at PenArt Celebrate the opening of Peninsula School of Art’s newest exhibition, […]

  • Peninsula State Park Named Best Park in All Four Seasons

    The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks have awarded Peninsula State Park the 2016 Gold Seal Award for “Best Park/Trail to Visit in All Four Seasons” and “Best Park/Trail for Kids to Complete Explorer Books.” The statewide Friends of Wisconsin State Parks organization runs the Gold Seal Award program each year to highlight Wisconsin’s parks, trails […]

  • Destroyers Already Looking to 2017

    It was a proud moment for the Door County Destroyers to make it to the championship match in only their second year in the MidStates Football League, especially going into the Oct. 1 championship game with a 10-4 record. “It was surprising,” said co-owner/player Chris LeCloux about the team making the championship. “We had set […]

  • Kewaunee to Discuss County E Bridge Replacement

    Kewaunee County is announcing a public information meeting to discuss the proposed replacement of the bridge on County E over the recreational trail. The project is located about one mile north of the City of Kewaunee. The recreational trail is part of the Ahnapee State Trail and the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. The meeting […]

  • Packers-Cowboys Rivalry Full of Streaks

    The Green Bay Packers will look to extend their five-game winning streak over the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field. Green Bay has won each of the five most recent matchups between the two teams, dating back to November of 2009. The Packers’ winning streak against the Cowboys is just one of many […]

  • Science Snippet: Bumblebees’ Pollen Baskets

      Bumblebees (genus Bombus) carry their shopping baskets on their hind legs. These “pollen baskets” are made up of specialized hairs that quickly sweep pollen from flowers into a mass attached to the leg. The mass continues to grow as the bee moves from one flower to another, where it cozies up to the pollen-bearing […]

  • Health Care Focus of Rural Wisconsin Initiative’s Second Phase

    Representative Joel Kitchens Earlier this week, a group of 23 Republican legislators hailing primarily from rural areas across the state announced the second phase of the Rural Wisconsin Initiative with legislation that aims to improve health care access in all corners of Wisconsin. The package, which was developed with input from the Wisconsin Hospital Association […]

  • Pet Talk: Use BAT on Possessive Dog

    Q: I have a three-year-old Shepherd mix that is a rescue. Sam is a wonderful dog except he gets very protective of me around other large dogs. How can I correct this behavior?   A: It is not uncommon for dogs to become “possessive” of objects or people when around other dogs, and is called […]

  • Cheers!: A Sourpuss and Coffee Spree

    It turned out to be the week of big beers. I stopped at Bier Zot and asked head Bier Zottist Ryan Castelaz to surprise me. He came back with Skully Barrel No. 34 (aka Spiced Pear Sour 2015) from Paradox Beer Co. of Divide Colo. Mission accomplished, Ryan, because this was a surprising beer from […]

  • Ephraim Extends Alcohol License Moratorium

    At its meeting on Oct. 11, the Ephraim Village Board voted 3-1 to extend the moratorium on accepting additional alcohol licenses to January of 2018. The repeal of the state law on the referendum process for alcohol licensing last April means that municipal boards can now allow any type of license without a referendum vote. […]

  • USDA Offers to Buy $20 Million of Cheese from Private Surplus

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering to purchase $20 million of cheddar cheese to reduce a private cheese surplus that has reached record levels, while assisting food banks and other food assistance recipients. While USDA projects dairy prices to increase throughout the rest of the year, many […]

  • By the Numbers: Wisconsin Energy Use

    Using figures from the State Energy Office, we look at Wisconsin energy use for electric generation in BTUs and by type of fuel, comparing 1970 use to 2012 use (the most recent figures available). The office also reported that Wisconsin energy use for electric generation decreased by 1.5 percent in 2012. The year 2012 also […]

  • Sheriff Warns of Thefts at Roadside Cash Boxes

    In the past several weeks, the Door County Sheriff’s Department has taken complaints from business owners about roadside cash boxes that have been broken into. Businesses that sell wares such as wood, vegetables or fruit and crafts have been targeted. In some cases, the suspects have parked away from the businesses and then walked there […]

  • Door Artisan Cheese Taking Shape, Hopes to Begin Production by Year’s End

    If you’ve had occasion to drive Hwy. 42 through Egg Harbor recently, you can see Mike Brennenstuhl’s dream taking shape in the form of Door Artisan Cheese Company at 8103 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor. “It’s going pretty good,” said Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker Brennenstuhl. “I think we’re probably close to 50 percent in completion of the […]

  • County Leaves Cairns Alone

    The Door County Airport and Parks Committee decided at its Oct. 12 meeting to leave the issue of building cairns – or stacks of rocks on the shoreline – alone after Door County Supervisor Megan Lundahl requested some action by the county at Cave Point County Park. “The basic issue with cairns is that the […]

  • Featured Pet: Boogie BOY

    This is Boogie BOY, a three-year-old feline at the Door County Humane Society (DCHS). His vibrant orange coat and white markings make him a true looker. He came to DCHS in May of this year and has been looking for a place to call his own ever since. Boogie BOY is in DCHS’s Outdoor Cat […]

  • Presidential Candidates on Energy

    Hillary Clinton Climate change is an urgent threat and a defining challenge of our time. It threatens our economy, our national security, and our children’s health and futures. We can tackle it by making America the world’s clean energy superpower and creating millions of good-paying jobs, taking bold steps to slash carbon pollution at home […]

  • UW-Extension Specialist Speaks on Engaging the Community in Local Government

    On Oct. 6, UW-Extension specialist Bill Rizzo gave two presentations in Door County discussing how to engage the community and public in local government. At the Jacksonport Town Hall, nearly 20 local officials and a few residents had an open discussion with Rizzo about their problems and perceptions with this relationship. “The plans that were […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Oct. 14 – 21

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 3:30 pm on Oct. 17. The Common Council meets at noon on Oct. 18. The Plan Commission meets at 7 am on Oct. 19. Town of Egg Harbor: The town board meets at 7 pm on Oct. 17. Town of Forestville: The […]

  • Old-Time Techniques: Group to Build Using Only Primitive Tools

    Last week, in the otherwise quiet woods on Beach Road north of Sister Bay, you could hear the occasional thunk of an axe striking wood. If you slowed down, you might have seen a group of 25 men hauling smooth-skinned logs through the trees using nothing but rusty clamps with wooden grips. “It makes it […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: The Forest of Lilliput

    When is the last time you were in the forest of Lilliput? Charlotte and I could very well have been there several days ago at Whitefish Dunes State Park. The beauty of the small plants such as the fungi, mosses and ground pines brought us first to our knees and finally to our bellies. It […]

  • Still Looking for a Presidential Candidate to Support? Here’s a Slew of Third Party Candidates

    The Trump and Clinton campaigns dominate the news, but they are not the only candidates who would like to have the keys to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. What follows is an alphabetical listing of all the third party candidates who have declared themselves ready and willing to become the leader of the free world.   American […]

  • Kitchens, Utesch Talk Campaign Money, Political Experience at Forum

    In spite of some repetitive questions from the audience, the two candidates for the 1st District Assembly seat at the Oct. 12 League of Women Voters candidate forum at Southern Door High School were able to clearly distinguish themselves from each other while representing who they are. There is a natural rancor built into the […]

  • State to Maintain Chinook Salmon Stocking Levels

    Following a series of public meetings and review of comments submitted by stakeholders, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will preserve Lake Michigan Chinook salmon stocking at current levels while maintaining a diverse and robust fishery. This will be accomplished by reducing stocking levels of other species. “We appreciate the public’s engagement in the process […]

  • Gallagher to Visit Sturgeon Bay

    Mike Gallagher, Republican candidate for the 8th District Congressional seat, will be at Door County Republican headquarters on Saturday, Oct. 15. Gallagher will be there from 4 to 5:30 pm. The office is located at 43 S. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay.

  • Markets Call Clinton Winner of Debate

    The Mexican peso’s strength against the dollar has become the stock to watch in this presidential election. Donald Trump’s hard stance on our southern neighbor, including a Mexican-funded border wall and renegotiation or removal of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), means that a Trump presidency would likely hurt the Mexican economy. After a […]

  • High School Fall Athletics: Oct. 14-21, 2016

    GIBRALTAR   Football Oct. 14 vs. North Shore Country Day, 5 pm   Soccer (Boys) Oct. 18 – Regional, TBD Oct. 20 – Regional, TBD   Volleyball Oct. 15 – Conference Tournament @ Sturgeon Bay, 10 am Oct. 18 – Regional @ Kewaunee, 7 pm Oct. 20 – Regional, TBD   SEVASTOPOL   Football Oct. […]

  • Sports Standings: Oct. 9, 2019

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Oct. 9   Football Standings – Great 8 North Conference (8-Player) (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT)   Green Bay NEW, 5-1, 6-2, .833 Lena/St. Thomas, 5-1, 5-3, .833 Sevastopol, 5-2, 6-2, .714 Gibraltar, 3-3, 3-5, .500 Menominee Indian, 3-4, 4-4, .429 Oneida Nation, 1-5, 1-7, .167 Bowler-Gresham, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Enough About Trump

    Enough about Trump; he has dug his own grave. The question is how did he get the nomination? I believe his rise started when our country’s festering latent racism emerged with Obama’s election. It’s not just a coincidence that the “birther” issue started with the first black president. Like-minded politicians jumped on the obstructionist bandwagon […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Pay Attention to Green Site Rules

    The Baileys Harbor Green Site was opened several years ago to provide a location for Baileys Harbor residents to have a place to dispose of compostable yard waste, and as of this past summer, the town expanded the Green Site to have a permanent recycling site and scrap metal collection. All areas at the Green […]

  • Obituary: Betty Schram

    Betty Schram, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 8, 2016, after a long illness with cancer.  She was born May 16, 1928 in Sturgeon Bay to John and Elsie (Hafeman) Krueger.  Betty  graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1947.  On Sept. 13, 1947, she married Martin “Gene” Schram in […]

  • Obituary: Patricia Ann (Lawson) Frank

    Patricia Ann (Lawson) Frank died in Fish Creek on October 7, 2016, after an extended illness. She was 78 years old. Pat was born in Chicago, IL to Harry and Lucille Lawson, grew up in Park Ridge, IL, graduated from Maine Township High School in 1955, and attended Northwestern University. Pat married her high school […]

  • Obituary: Michael S. Gray

    Michael S. Gray, 60, of Egg Harbor, died at Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI on October 5, 2016. Michael was a brilliant man. Despite the illnesses that plagued him the last half of his life, Mike never stopped dreaming, hoping, learning, and passing along his knowledge to those around him. Although […]

  • Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Murrock

    Robert “Bob” Murrock, 86, of Coleman, died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at his home. He was born on February 25, 1930 to William and Minnie (White) Murrock. Bob attended White Potato Lake Grade School and graduated from Coleman High School in 1947. He served his country in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. On April […]

  • Obituary: Manuel ‘Manny’ M. Roman

    Manuel “Manny” M. Roman, 47, of Sturgeon Bay, died Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Door County. He was born December 31, 1968 in Chicago, IL. Manny graduated from Luis Munoz Marin Yuco High School before […]

  • Obituary: Rita ‘June’ Stegner

    Rita “June” Stegner, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died Monday, October 3, 2016 at her home. She was born January 29, 1928 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Henry Walter and Gertrude Margaret (Higgins) Fleischer. On November 13, 1954 she married James R. Stegner in Anchorage, Alaska. He preceded her in death December 19, 2004. Survivors include her […]

  • Obituary: Elmer W. Horn

    Elmer W. Horn, 88, Greendale, died Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Elmer was born on August 19, 1928 in Wisconsin Rapids to Charles and Louise (Zellmer) Horn and attended school at Pleasant Corners School. Elmer married Mary C. Huser on September 3, 1955.  Together they raised four children. Elmer served as a member of the United States Armed […]

  • Birth: Stacy and David Holst

      Stacy and David Holst, Fish Creek, are the parents of a daughter born on Oct. 3, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparent is Kathy Kopala, Fish Creek. Paternal grandparent is Kathleen Holst, Aurora, Ill.

  • Door County Habitat for Humanity Dedicated 39th Home Build

    On Sept. 28, the Door County Habitat for Humanity dedicated their 39th house, built with the partnership of the Miller family. Susan Miller and her daughters are now living in their beautiful new house, built with the help of more than 30 construction volunteers. The dedication included blessing the house by Rev. Robert Burnell, a […]

  • Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale and Bone Marrow Jam Held Fall Fest Weekend

    The 5th Annual Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale will be held Oct. 14-16, 9 am to 5 pm, next to Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay. Thousands of beautifully decorated cookies donated by cookie artists from around the world will be sold to benefit the Go Bo! Foundation. There will also be a Bone […]

  • Lynn Schuster to Begin Six-Month Series, ‘A Sacred Journey’

    Saguaro Day Spa presents a six-month series called “A Sacred Journey,” taught by Lynn Schuster, animal spirit talker, reiki master teacher and telepathic animal communicator. The series begins Oct. 16, 10 am – 5 pm. The Sacred Journey Six Month Program is designed to help attendees understand their own language of interpreting energy and intuitive […]

  • Auxiliary Book Fair is Set for Oct. 17 & 18 at Door County Medical Center

    The Auxiliary Book Fair will be held Oct. 17, 10 am to 3:30 pm, and Oct. 18, 9 am to 2 pm, in the main lobby of Ministry Door County Medical Center. There will be gifts and other books at the fair. Proceeds raised will go toward the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. The fund provides financial […]

  • Door County Humane Society Introduces Barn Cat Adoption Program

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) has several cats available for adoption right now that are only suitable as outdoor cats. The shelter offers a second chance to cats that prefer not to be indoors by finding them barns, workshops, sheds or garages to call home. All barn cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and […]

  • Capt. Dan Brickman to Present “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events” on Oct. 18

    Captain Dan Brinkman from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department will visit Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church on Oct. 18 at 6:30 pm. The topic of his presentation is “Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events.” Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served by the Wellness Committee. Call 920.743.3241 with questions.

  • Sister Bay Moravian to Hold Famous Chicken Dinner Oct. 19

    Sister Bay Moravian Church will hold their Famous Chicken Dinner with all the trimmings on Oct. 19, 4:30 – 7 pm. The dinner is sponsored by the Sister Bay Moravian Church Mission Team, with all the proceeds going to the Ahuas Medical Clinic in rural Honduras. The cost is $14 adults, $5 children (6-12), and […]

  • We Are HOPE Offers $350 Rebate for Completing Home Energy Audit

    With Farmer’s Almanac predicting a colder than average winter, We Are HOPE, Inc. wishes to help households reduce their heat and electrical expenses with a $350 instant rebate. Schedule a Home Energy Audit to see what improvements your home needs and hire We Are HOPE to perform the work and your $350 audit fee will […]

  • Upcoming October Blood Drives in Sturgeon Bay

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and other patients during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Upcoming blood drives in Sturgeon Bay are: Oct. 24, 12-6pm, St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church, 108 W. Maple; Oct. 25, 9 am – 3 pm, St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church; Oct. […]

  • Door County Humane Society to Hold Shoe Drive through Nov. 12

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is collecting new or gently used shoes for people in developing countries. The shelter is partnering with the Funds2Orgs agency, which will give DCHS $0.40 for every pair of shoes collected. DCHS is aiming to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes in order to reach their $1,000 goal. “It’s a […]

  • Kiwanis Club Holds Annual Whitefish Fry Fundraiser Oct. 27

    On Oct. 27, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, a whitefish fry will be held by the Kiwanis Club of Sturgeon Bay at the Mill Supper Club. The fry is a fundraiser for a local autism project; the Kiwanis Club buys iPads for autistic children. Hot dogs and chips will be available for children. The cost is […]

  • Northern Cheyenne Chief to Present “Life and the Sacredness of Mother Earth” at Nelson Healing Center

    Phillip Whiteman, Jr., a traditional medicine man and Chief of the Northern Cheyenne People, will present “Life and the Sacredness of Mother Earth” at Nelson Healing Center on Oct. 29. Whiteman has developed a strong connection with Door County by way of teaching regular workshops at Nelson Healing Center. On Oct. 29 he will present […]

  • Door County Medical Center to Present Forum “Raising Children in Peace”

    On Nov. 3, Door County Medical Center will present a forum designed for parents, guardians and caregivers titled “Raising Children in Peace: A Parent’s Toolkit for Today’s Turbulent World.” Dr. DyAnn Buechler, a clinical therapist, educator and writer, will present the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion with local child advocacy leaders. Dr. Buechler’s […]

  • Sevastopol Arts and Craft Fair Supports M.A.T. Guild

    The Sevastopol Music, Art and Theater (M.A.T.) Guild is organizing the 2nd Annual Sevastopol Arts and Craft Fair to be held at Sevastopol School on Nov. 20, 9 am – 3 pm. The guild is currently accepting vendor applications for booth spaces at the show. The Sevastopol M.A.T. Guild supports, enhances and promotes music, art […]

  • Buy Local Mixers to Begin Again Nov. 2 at Cadence, Inc.

    Door County Buy Local business networking receptions are back with the next business networking mixer on Nov. 2, 5:30-7 pm, at Cadence, Inc. in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park. The event will feature a presentation by Cadence VP Sandy Sekadlo, telling “The Story of Cadence in Door County,” and will include tours of their new […]

  • Tractor Supply Company to Hold Grand Opening Nov. 12

    The soft opening for the new Tractor Supply Company (TSC) store in Sturgeon Bay is set for Nov. 5 with a grand opening celebration slated for Nov. 12. “As a growth-minded company, Tractor Supply Company is always looking for potential new store locations that are a good fit as far as the target market is […]

  • LeTroLaq Tooling and Strategic Supply Company Welcomed to Door County Business Development Center

    The Door County Business Development Center, the small business incubator operated and managed by the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), recently welcomed LeTroLaq Tooling and Strategic Supply Company as new client businesses to the facility. LeTroLaq Tooling’s main focus is on tooling and machine design for the wire terminating industry for automotive, military and […]

  • USDA Enrollees in ARC or PLC to Receive Safety-Net Payments

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that beginning Oct. 4, many of the 1.7 million farms that enrolled in either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs will receive safety-net payments due to market downturns during the 2015 crop year. “This fall, USDA will be making more than $7 billion […]

  • Rural Communities Encouraged to Apply for Revitalization Planning Assistance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites rural communities to apply for planning assistance to develop strategies that help grow the economy and revitalize downtown neighborhoods. EPA is offering this assistance as part of Rural Advantage, a suite of federal economic development planning assistance programs for rural communities. “Rural Advantage is helping communities reinvent themselves […]

  • DCVB Releases 2016-17 Official Winter Guide

    Door County is ready to gear up for the winter season with the release of Door County’s new 2016-2017 Official Winter Guide. A supplement to the Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) Official Visitor Guide, the winter guide provides visitors with winter activities, maps, winter hours for area businesses, and events from November through March. This […]

  • Net Income Soared for Ag Cooperatives in 2015

    Net income for the nation’s agricultural cooperatives soared by 14 percent last year, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In its annual report on national cooperative business sales, USDA reported that the country’s farmer, rancher and fishery cooperatives posted record net income of $7 billion in 2015. “The cooperative business […]

  • Manners Matter: No More Noise Pollution

    Dear Mary Pat,   I was in the grocery store doing my weekly shopping and I kept running into the same man aisle after aisle. Normally that wouldn’t be a big deal, but this particular man was listening to music from his phone. That wouldn’t be a big deal either, but he wasn’t using earbuds…he […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Oct. 14, 2016

    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?   “Why do you even have knees? It’s not like your legs are that long anyway.”   “It’s awesome when your smoke […]

  • Time, Memory & Longing at James May Gallery

    The James May Gallery highlights the intersect of time and memory with its October exhibit, featuring the work of ceramicist Jill Birschbach and oil painter Kendra Bulgrin. Birschbach is an Illinois artist who explores the passage of time – and the sense of loss that often accompanies it – by combining her passion for ceramics […]

  • If the Shoe Fits…

    Just because a guy doesn’t like to wear the same pair of shoes every day, it doesn’t mean he has a shoe fetish. I like shoes, but I’m no Imelda Marcos. * I’ve always liked to have an array of shoes. My tastes were far more exotic in my youth – snake, alligator, lizard skin […]

  • Framed: Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch

    Another weekend of fall family fun at Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch has come and gone. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Fall Fest 2016 Music Lineup

    Musicians from across the state will descend on Sister Bay’s 71st annual Fall Festival to conduct a live soundtrack for a weekend of fun and shenanigans. From country to polka, rock ‘n roll to blues, you’ll find nearly every genre of music in those few village blocks. Friday, October 14 1-3pm: Scotty Meyer @ Husby’s […]

  • NWTC Sister Bay Center Expected to Open in Spring 2017

    You can expect to be taking classes and using the commercial kitchen in the new Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Learning and Innovation Center in Sister Bay next spring if all goes according to plan, said Dean Stewart, NWTC’s Dean for Corporate Training and Economic Development. Stewart held a public meeting on Oct. 5 at […]

  • Weather Wizard: The Life Worth Living

    A foggy morning gave way to a bright blue afternoon, and wet golden leaves began to dry and curl in the sun. These fall days almost require a walk in the woods, and as I drove past pumpkin patches and yellowed soybean fields, I looked forward to the solitude of a quiet autumn walk. Arriving […]

  • Fall Theater 2016: Last Weekend to See It

    Haven’t gotten a chance to see the great comedies, thrillers, and tragi-comedies on stage at local theaters this season? This weekend is your last chance! The following excerpts are from the Peninsula Pulse’s coverage of this season’s shows. Catch ‘em before the final curtain drops! And If Elected by Gary Jones Appearing on the stage […]

  • ‘Good Seeds’ Author Brings Menominee Indian Food Memoir to Door

    Because my Wisconsin dairy farm family foraged for hickory nuts, morel mushrooms, and wild blackberries, I read with interest Thomas Pecore Weso’s new book, Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir. A member of the Wisconsin Menominee Nation, Weso takes readers through an indigenous culinary history of his people, every chapter devoted to a different […]

  • Server of the Week: Karina Oram of Koepsel’s Farm Market

      Looking for Door County’s version of fall-filled heaven? You’ll find it at Koepsel’s Farm Market on Highway 57 Where Karina Oram manages the longtime family biz In stocking and customer service, she’s an absolute wiz!   From pumpkins and sauces to juice and beers, Karina’s been at it for just about 30 years In […]

  • Trivia: What’s the Name of the Boat in ‘Gilligan’s Island’?

    Question: What was the name of the charter boat that shipwrecked in the 1960s show Gilligan’s Island?   Answer: S.S. Minnow

  • Ridges Naturalist to Lead Logan Creek Guided Hike

    Join a Ridges naturalist on Oct. 16 at 2 pm for a guided hike through the beautiful and colorful fall landscape of Logan Creek. Owned and managed by The Ridges, the Logan Creek property is comprised of a variety of habitats, including upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar-hemlock forest and frontage along both Clark Lake and […]

  • Mask-Making, Costume Parade at Fish Creek’s Jack O’Lantern Days

    Both visitors and locals look forward to Fish Creek’s annual Jack O’Lantern Days every year. Hosted by the Fish Creek Civic Association (FCCA), Jack O’Lantern Days – Oct. 28-30 – is a true hometown Halloween celebration. Start the day at the Peninsula School of Art for their family mask-making workshop. The workshop is from 9 […]

  • UUF Holds Movie Screening about ‘The American Dream’

    Dream On, featuring political comedian John Fugelsang as he retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831, will be screened at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County on Oct. 18 at 4:30 pm. Following in the Frenchman’s footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers […]

  • Door County Master Gardeners Begin Fall Seminar Series with “Sustainable Gardens”

    Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA) announces its 2016 Fall Garden Seminar is “Sustainable Gardens: Designs and Plants for ‘Greener’ Gardens and Inspirations from Olbrich Gardens and Beyond” with Jeff Epping, director of horticulture, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison. The seminar is scheduled for Nov. 5, 9 am – 2 pm, at the Paul J. Bertschinger […]

  • Del McCoury and David “Dawg” Grisman Play Double Bill at DCA

    On Oct. 22 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will host a double bill featuring two roots musicians and bandleaders of the highest degree: Del McCoury and David Grisman, or (as they like to call themselves) Del and Dawg. For nearly half a century, mandolinist/composer/bandleader/producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the […]

  • Golf League Results: Oct. 5, 2016

    THE ORCHARDS   Wednesday Hustle (Oct. 5) Low Team Front: Dan Welch, Joe Kidd, Dave Gelbke -8. Low Team Back: Dan Welch, Joe Kidd, Dave Gelbke -4. Low Gross: Dan Welch 78. Low Net: Dan Welch 73, Dave Gelbke & Bruce Shewchuk 75. Closest to Pin #11: Dan Welch.

  • Pangelic Duo to Perform at Birch Creek Fall Benefit

    Birch Creek’s Annual Fall Benefit will take place Oct. 22, with an evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres, light desserts and a performance from Pangelic Duo. This duo is made up of two beloved Birch Creek faculty members: Liam Teague, steel pan, and Faye Seeman, harp. Pangelic Duo offers audiences a fresh and exciting blend of […]

  • Teeing Off at Little Eddie Big Cup

    Oliver Strege, 3, plays around on the putting green during the Little Eddie Big Cup on Oct. 2, honoring the memory of his father, Ed Strege. Submitted.

  • A World of Folk Art Comes to PenArt

    From wool weavings to hand carved jade, folk art from throughout the world will be on display in the exhibition Creative Customs: International Folk Art from Oct. 21 to Dec. 30 at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. The works were created by artists in China, India, Mexico and the southern United States, but […]

  • Thank You Celebration at Juddville Contemporary Clay Studio

    Door County artists Rebecca Carlton and Tony Staroska announce the opening reception of a “Thank You Celebration” at Juddville Contemporary Clay Studio Gallery on Oct. 15, 10 am – 7 pm. Their first 10 years have been a great success thanks to the support and patronage of the Door County community and county visitors. This […]

  • 3-D Exhibit Caps Off DCAL Gallery Season

    Five three-dimensional artists from a variety of media exhibited selected work at The Gallery of the Door County Art League this season in the courtyard at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek. Jane Zwickey (basket weaving), Lou Williams (wood turning), Linda LeClaire (jewelry), Patsy Stierna (pottery) and Jim DuFrane (glass) were featured […]

  • Beat Bag Pairing at Turtle Ridge

    This week, Turtle Ridge is pairing up the new Beat Bag that Mary Ellen created with a new line of Canadian designed and made knit jackets. The interesting textures are exclusive to the line: stretchy, durable and cozy for indoor or outdoor when the weather gets cool. Coupled with “The Beat Bag” – a retro […]

  • Kaleidoscope Artist at Angela Lensch Gallery

    On Oct. 15, 12-5 pm, local Wisconsin artist Dennis Ewert will be at Angela Lensch Gallery with a wide range of his unique, handmade kaleidoscopes. Using the highest quality in kaleidoscope mirror, Ewert uses the best of art glass to arrange for the most unique color combinations in both his single and double wheel kaleidoscopes. […]

  • Art Fair at the Senior Resource Center

    The Door County Senior Resource Center will host an Art Fair on Friday, Oct. 14 from 1:30 – 3pm featuring the talents of community members. Paintings, jewelry, knitting, tatting and doll clothes, mosaics and stepping stones will be on display and for sale during the event. The Door County Senior Resource Center is located at […]

  • Husband and Wife Writing Team Visits Door County

    The former Poet Laureate of Kansas, Denise Low Weso, and her memoirist husband, Thomas Pecore Weso, will be writers-in-residence at Write On, Door County, Oct. 13-18. While here, they will both present two public events. Thomas Pecore Weso will read from and discuss his newly published memoir, Good Seeds: A Menominee Indian Food Memoir on […]

  • New History Book Has Much to Say about Alexander Hamilton

    People are talking a lot about Alexander Hamilton these days. More than 200 years after Hamilton was killed in a duel with his political rival Aaron Burr, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press and U.S. Constitution expert John P. Kaminski share what Hamilton and his contemporaries – friends and enemies – had to say about him […]

  • The Bestseller List: Oct. 2, 2016

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