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Peninsula Pulse – Oct. 20-27, 2017

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  • Doulagivers of Door County to Lead YMCA’s Wisdom Wednesday Program

    On Nov. 1, the Doulagivers of Door County will discuss what an End of Life Doula is at the Door County YMCA’s Wisdom Wednesday program, 9:50 – 10:50 am in Sturgeon Bay. Since this is a newly evolving specialty, all present will be invited to share together as they explore this new concept supporting the […]

  • Public Input Sought for Little Lake Restoration

    The Sturgeon Bay Park and Recreation Department has scheduled a meeting at 6 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 421 Michigan Street. The purpose of the meeting is to get input from the public as to how Little Lake/Bradley Lake and Sunset Park should look when the lake has been […]

  • Land & Water Conference: Groundwater Working Group Reveals Complexity of Problem

    After thorough overviews of each water quality concern, attendees split into four groups and each tackled one issue. The goal was to break down the challenge of poor groundwater quality into two priority goals, including specific strategies to get there. Two hours later, conservationists from across the state could not come to a consensus. Addressing […]

  • Cross Country Packerland Conference Championships

    Cross-country runners from the Packerland Conference met at Gibraltar High School Oct. 12 for the conference championship. Finishers 1-7 are first team all conference, finishers 8-14 are second team all conference, and finishers 15-21 are all conference honorable mention. Evan Henry, a Gibraltar junior, was named Packerland Player of the Year for the boys. Olivia […]

  • Bazyli Studio Wearable Art Gallery Closing for Season

    This is the last weekend to check out Bazyli Studio Wearable Art Gallery in Baileys Harbor. The gallery will close for the season Oct. 22 at 5 pm and will reopen in May 2018. At the gallery and home studios of Skye and Peter Ciesla you will find their collaborative bead-embroidered jewelry and accessories as […]

  • Letter to the Editor: We Gotta Stop Hatin’ on Each Other

    I’ve been reading the letters to the editor that oppose the Trump administration and now I’ve also read two recent letters from people who support the president. But I was struck by what I think is a glaring difference between the two sides:  the anti-Trump side is directing its anger at elected officials such as […]

  • Manners Matter: Answering Your Phone

    Dear Mary Pat, My mom always uses speaker phone when she’s in public. She says it’s the only way she can hear, but it’s really awkward when we are in a restaurant or a store. Since she’s a little hard of hearing, she’s shouting into the phone and then everyone can hear the other side […]

  • Future of Football a Numbers Game

    While many worry that head injuries will mean the end of full contact high school football, researcher Tim McGuine said the concerns may be misplaced. “The people having the large adverse effects from head injuries, those are the worst-case instances,” he said, referring to the high-profile stories of NFL players who have killed themselves and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What’s the Big Deal?

    So what if players take a knee or sit through the anthem? Vice President Pence left a football game because the player protest “disrespects our soldiers, our flag and our National Anthem.” I repeat, so what? Countless soldiers have died defending our freedoms, one of which is the freedom of speech, which is what all […]

  • Pet Talk: Remember Your Pet on Halloween

    Halloween, the spookiest night of the year is right around the corner, and it can be frightful for pets. But with a little forethought it can turn out to be a fun, safe and happy Halloween for everyone, including your pet. During the week of Halloween calls to the Pet Poison Helpline increase 12 percent, […]

  • Isherwood: Listening to Late Night Radio

    Maybe it’s just lonely farmers that listen to late night radio. To suggest a political affiliation here, an affinity for the dark, the moods of the night, those solitary thoughts, we who gather around the muffled glow of radios in the nether hours. My childhood was uniquely radio, to reference baseball. As a sport, baseball […]

  • No Timeline for Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Ruling

    The Department of Natural Resources is still reviewing documents as it seeks to make a declaratory ruling on the Ordinary High Water Mark (OHWM) on Sturgeon Bay’s west waterfront. “I have reviewed all the public comments and been working on the facts for my determination, but at this time, I am unsure of the timeframe […]

  • Task Force on Foster care Meets Oct. 25

    The Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care will hold a public hearing on matters relating to the foster care system. The hearing will be held from noon to 5 pm on Oct. 25 in the lower level auditorium of the Brown County Central Library.

  • Land & Water Conference: Surface Water Standards a Low Bar

    In a room filled with, according to Dairy Business Association Director of Government Affairs John Holevoet, “people we’ve occasionally sued and who have occasionally sued us and who are may be involved in litigation right now,” the panel of experts agreed on one thing:  standards set forth by the state to protect surface water from […]

  • Deadline Nears for Wisconsin Academy Contests

    Send your best work to Wisconsin’s largest and longest-running writing contests, hosted by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters. Contest winners in both the fiction and poetry categories receive awards of $500 to $100, publication in Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine, and a reading at the Wisconsin Book Festival. First-place winners in both […]

  • The Bestseller List: Oct. 20, 2017

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Origin, by Dan Brown 2. Manhattan Beach, by Jennifer Egan 3. Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng 4. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 5. Sulfur Springs, by William Kent Krueger HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates 2. What Happened, by Hillary […]

  • Registration Now Open for Door County Tri

    The 14th annual Door County Triathlon will take place July 14-15, 2018, and registration for the event is now open. Those interested in signing up should register early for the best pricing and to guarantee a spot in the race. “A changing marketplace and demands from the audience have forced us to break from our […]

  • Village Residents Quiet on Sister Bay Tax Increase

    At the public hearing for Sister Bay’s 2018 budget, all was quiet regarding an increase in the village’s mill rate heading into 2018. The three percent increase in the mill rate follows nearly $3 million in increased valuation for the village, propped up by $6.5 million in net new construction. The increased mill rate will […]

  • Puppet Show with Local Inspiration

    The Jabberwock presents Minneapolis-based artist Kit Leffler in Beasts & Bumpkins, a puppetry-based installation and performance, that will premiere Oct. 20 at 7 pm in Algoma. The piece is a fantasy adventure, based on current locales and politics, about Margie and Eliza, two girls from Algoma who see an ad in the Peninsula Pulse that […]

  • Brain Trauma and Soccer: Football Not the Only Sport Battling Concussions

    This piece is a follow-up to last week’s feature, Change in Practice: High School Football Adapts to Concussion Concerns. When Bill Herbst began serving as the athletic trainer at Gibraltar High School 23 years ago, it was common to hear coaches and parents chuckle and say that a player “got his bell rung” after a […]

  • Southern Door Seeks Hall of Famers

    The Southern Door Athletic Booster Club is looking for nominations to its Athletic Hall of Fame. The Induction Class of 2018 will be made up of former athletes and coaches who are eligible when nominated by friends, family or community members. Nominations are due by Nov. 15. Nomination forms, rules, and eligibility are available at […]

  • Ellison Bay Fall Art Crawl Returns Oct. 21 & 22

    The breathtaking view from the top of the Ellison Bay hill welcomes visitors to the home of a unique community of artists, craftspeople, galleries and natural areas. Always following the weekend of Fall Fest, Ellison Bay celebrates the fall season with the annual Ellison Bay Fall Art Crawl. The dates are Oct. 21 & 22 […]

  • Fall Recruitment at Door County Medical Center Auxiliary

    The Door County Medical Center Auxiliary invites you to attend their Fall Recruitment event on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 4:30 pm. The event will be held at 5797 Bay Shore Drive, Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy food, spirits, music and fellowship and learn what the DCMC Auxiliary does in Door County. There are many volunteer opportunities to […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Oct. 20 – 27

    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 16, 1874 Mr. Knapp of Clay Banks has been several times in town lately attending to twenty-six, more or less, law suits which he has […]

  • Circuit Court Rules Against High-Capacity Well Permits

    In a critical ruling for Wisconsin’s waters, Dane County Circuit Court on Oct. 11 ordered the DNR to vacate, or invalidate, seven high-capacity well permits and remand one for consideration. Clean Wisconsin sued the DNR in October 2016 after the agency issued a series of high-capacity well permits that disregarded its own scientific analysis of […]

  • Framed: Pedaling the Parade

    Fuzzy Sunstrom, of Fred & Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill, leads 2017 Fall Fest’s “Best Parade Float” – a 12-person, pedal-powered spectacle. Photo by Dan Eggert. Related Articles Adult Big Wheel Rally Added to Fall Fest Memorial Day Ceremonies 2017 Christmas In the Village, Santa on the Tug, Harbor Holidays and More Weekend Plans Sister […]

  • Commentary: Ending Abusive Relationships

    by Donna Rogers For many victims of domestic violence or Intimate Partner Violence (IPV,) one of the biggest challenges can be deciding to leave their abuser. Before coming forward, women must first realize their partner is abusive. There is obvious domestic violence that results in physical attacks, but the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) […]

  • Reps in the News: Gov. Walker Preparing for Re-Election Campaign Announcement

    Governor Scott Walker In a new campaign video, Gov. Walker touts his record and makes clear he wants to run for a third term in 2018. “At the end of each day, after all of the miles and conversations, I can’t wait for the alarm to ring to see what opportunities tomorrow will bring,” Walker […]

  • Featured Pet: Fritz

    Fritz came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) back in June as a surrender because his family was no longer able to care for him. He’s eight years old and very friendly. You might notice Fritz has one ear folded back, but you don’t need to worry about it at all; it doesn’t cause […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Why I Stand

    It has taken a long time but the owners of Facebook and Twitter finally revealed that millions of dollars, actually it was rubles, of fake news ads were bought by Russians to influence our last federal election for president in 2016. Many ads told lies about Clinton and encouraged Americans to vote for Trump. On […]

  • The Gardner Gab: Oct. 20 – 27

    By Michelle Ploor Hello, Town of Gardner residents. I have to say, I’m starting to get a complex – to date only one person has shared any information with me. Please don’t be afraid to share. I want to know what you think makes the town of Gardner great. So please, share your good stuff […]

  • Drivers Warned Before Deer Season

    Drivers should be aware that over the next month the state’s white-tailed deer breeding season is beginning and will continue through the end of November. The fall breeding season coincides with the highest rate of deer-vehicle collisions. Deer can be active at all times of day or night, but are most active around the sunset […]

  • State News: Wetlands, UW Restructure, NFL Protests

    Wetland Bill Would Reverse Bipartisan Action The leader of an environmental group said a proposal that would make it easier to develop on Wisconsin’s isolated wetlands will reverse bipartisan action lawmakers took after a 2001 U.S. Supreme Court decision. In a 5-4 decision known as Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army […]

  • Apple Cider Series at Plum Bottom

    New at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery this weekend is a series of paintings by Sara Vanderkleed showcasing the varied colors of Door County’s apple orchards. These colorful pieces walk the line of abstract realism depicting orchards. These misty yet vibrant pieces are all named after the apples the represent: Granny Smith, Honeycrisp and Cortland […]

  • Fish Kill Caused by Manure Runoff

    Manure runoff from the Wild Rose Dairy in Vernon County has impacted a trout stream in west central Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff continues to monitor the stream quality of Otter Creek, located north of the Village of La Farge. Department fisheries biologists report a kill of more than 1,100 fish, including brook […]

  • Land & Water Conference: Who Pays for Progress on Water Quality

    Nearly all ideas pitched in the conference come with costs, but there was not much conversation on who should pay for these costs. In Kewaunee County’s case, many property owners rejected the idea that taxpayer dollars should go toward cost sharing with polluting farmers. On the other hand, farmers rarely have the money to invest […]

  • 5th and Jefferson: Where Coffee and Jazz Come Together

    If you live in Sturgeon Bay, you probably know about 5th and Jefferson Coffee House, owned and operated by Shawna Young, with the help of her husband Fred. It is the cute, unassuming house on (where else?) 5th Avenue and Jefferson Street that, on entering, opens up into an assortment of cool rooms and quirky […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Oct. 20 – 27

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Oct. 21 – Varsity Sectionals @ Meadow Links Golf Course, 9am Soccer (Boys) Oct. 21 – Varsity Regional Championship, TBD   SEVASTOPOL Cross Country Oct. 21 – Varsity Sectionals @ Meadow Links Golf Course, 9am Football Oct. 28 – 8-Player Jamboree vs. Wausaukee @ Stiehm Stadium, Schofield, 1 pm Soccer (Boys) Oct. […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Oct. 20 – 27

    DOOR COUNTY County of Door:  The Door County Board of Supervisors meets at 9 am Oct. 24. The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm Oct. 24. Town of Gibraltar:  The Plan Commission meets at 7 pm Oct. 26. Town of Jacksonport:  The town board meets at 7 pm Oct. 24. Town of Sevastopol:  The […]

  • Trivia: Which silent film by Georges Méliès is often credited as being the first horror film, and when was it released?

    Question: Which silent film by Georges Méliès is often credited as being the first horror film, and when was it released? Answer: Le Manoir du diable (or The Manor of the Devil), a French short film about an encounter with the devil and other phantoms. It debuted in 1896 and had a running time of […]

  • 2,000 Runners Take on 50-mile Challenge Oct. 21

    Throngs of costume-clad runners will pound the pavement all the way down the peninsula Saturday, Oct. 21, in the 12th annual Fall 50. More than 100 runners will complete the 50-mile race solo, while another 450 teams, of 2 – 5 runners each, will complete the race in a relay. The race starts near the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: To All Eagle Tower Supporters

    Since last summer I have greatly enjoyed the opportunity to represent the community and direct the fundraising campaign for Eagle Tower. At times it was overwhelming to experience the positive support that exists in the Door County community. As we transition into the off season I am stepping down as Campaign Director for the Eagle […]

  • Gov. Walker Hosts Holiday Tree Lighting

    Gov. Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker once again invite family members of Wisconsin service members to send a holiday ornament dedicated to their loved one for this year’s “Tribute to our Troops” holiday tree at the executive residence. The ornaments will be displayed on one of the large evergreen trees in the executive […]

  • Sheriff’s Office Warns of Phone Scams

    The Door County Sheriff’s Office has been alerted about several possible phone scams occurring within the county. In one of the scams, the caller claims to be from Medicare and requests personal identifying information. In the other, the caller claims to be from a utility and threatens to shut off power if an outstanding balance […]

  • Land & Water Conference: Kewaunee In Spotlight for Groundwater Concerns

    Peninsula Pride Farms (PPF) and the Kewaunee County Soil and Water Conservation Department head Davina Bonness had the spotlight for discussion on groundwater quality. Kewaunee County supervisor Chuck Wagner said the recognition by farmers that they are the primary source of groundwater pollution was a big step. “If what we’re doing on the surface impacts […]

  • From Pickles to Poetry

    A shift from canning pickles to writing poetry would seem for some as quite the change in venue. Well, not so much for Sammi Rae, owner of Sammi Rae’s Homemade in Egg Harbor. Sammi Rae has been creating delicious homemade pickles and canned goods for as long as she can remember. She brought her creations […]

  • In the Footsteps of Wisconsin’s Great Naturalists

    Discover the Wisconsin places that first inspired some of America’s greatest nature lovers – Aldo Leopold, John Muir, Increase Lapham, August Derleth, and more – by traveling their trails with sense-of-place explorer Robert Root in his new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book Walking Home Ground: In the Footsteps of Muir, Leopold, and Derleth. As a […]

  • New Veterinary Clinic to Celebrate with Open House Oct. 28

    There is a bright warmth and openness pervading the new Door County Veterinary Hospital in Sturgeon Bay that Dr. Jordan Kobilca purposely designed into the building that overlooks Highway 42 from the Old Highway Road. “This building was two years in the planning, but it’s really been a dream of ours for a long time […]

  • Food, Land & Water Conference: Exploring Intersections of Water and Agriculture

    Representatives from across the state had plenty of ideas on how to create a vibrant agricultural community in Wisconsin while ensuring clean water throughout the state at the first Food, Land & Water Conference at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake on Oct. 16 and 17. Beyond the cover crops, manure ordinances, grass swales and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    During October – National Domestic Violence Awareness Month – HELP of Door County invites area residents to learn more about domestic abuse. Last year, 73 people in Wisconsin lost their lives to domestic violence – that’s one death every five days. One in four women will be the victim of domestic violence at some point […]

  • Forestville Enacts Noxious Weed, ATV Route Ordinances

    The Town of Forestville on Tuesday became the eighth municipality in the county to adopt a noxious weed ordinance since the Town of Union first instituted an ordinance to control phragmites in 2008. Town Chair Roy Englebert filled in Supervisors Larry Huber and Jason Tlachac on an Oct. 12 meeting he attended that was held […]

  • Caleb Frostman: Why So Serious About Manufacturing?

    As our very first Manufacturing Days event rapidly approaches, I want to share with you, the reader, the many reasons we are eager to host students and the public at businesses in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, respectively. First and foremost, there’s an incredible opportunity in the […]

  • Assembly Committee Rejects Citizens United Referendum

    On Oct. 10 the Assembly Committee on Constitution and Ethics held its first meeting of the 2017-18 legislative session. Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) requested that Committee Chairperson, Rep Scott Allen (R-Waukesha), include Assembly Joint Resolution 53 on the public hearing agenda. AJR 53 would place a statewide advisory referendum […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Oct. 20, 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? “There’s only so much you can do with old dead people clothes!” “I think I prefer the wooly balls.” “I’m going to […]

  • Packers Lose Rodgers, Prepare for Saints

    While Green Bay looks to recover from their 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, newly promoted quarterback Brett Hundley will lead the Packers’ offense as they prepare to host the New Orleans Saints at noon on Sunday. Hundley stepped in for the injured Aaron Rodgers last Sunday, who left the game in the first quarter […]

  • Server of the Week: Travis Witalison

    Here we find our server of the week At Edge of Park Rentals in Fish Creek Travis will set you up on a moped or a bike He will come to your aid if you fall on a hike A Gibraltar Firefighter and EMT He loves community service as you can see! Related Articles Server […]

  • How Earthworms Will Magnify Effects of Climate Change on Wisconsin Forests

    by Lee E. Frelich In 1881, Charles Darwin published his last book, The Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms, with Observations on their Habits, and stated, “It may be doubted whether there are many other animals which have played so important a part in the history of the world, as have these […]

  • Inside or Out: Sturgeon Bay’s New Performing Arts Space

    Suppose you realized your retirement dream – a little farm in Door County with a lovely old barn that could be transformed into an art studio, gallery and performance space. And suppose all the seeds you planted there blossomed beyond your wildest dreams with celebrated art shows, wonderful theatrical productions and concerts and weddings and […]

  • ‘The Haunting’ Still Haunts

    “The dead are not quiet in Hill House.” Here is my recipe for a creepy good time. Get a copy of the 1963 movie The Haunting, turn off the lights and watch what I maintain is the best of the ghost stories. Shot in gorgeous black and white, with a mysterious and sometimes jarringly atonal […]

  • Door to Nature: Playing Possum

    An automobile trip at this time of year, no matter how short it may be, does not begin without thinking, “Watch out for deer!” We drive a little more slowly in certain areas so as not to end up with “grilled venison.” As downright impossible as it is at times to avoid automobile-animal collisions, simply […]

  • Time to Dump Dairyland Motto?

    Is it time to put the foam cheeseheads away and replace them with thinking caps to decide the state’s future image? Kurt Bauer, executive director of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), floated the idea of scrapping the license plate motto “America’s Dairyland” for something that better reflects Wisconsin in the 21st century. At a WMC […]

  • Cheers!: From Bonehead to Bon Vivant In One Sip

    The pop of the cork on this bomber bottle of Changeling Dark Sour Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co. of Kansas City, Mo., could wake the dead from their sound sleep. This must be how Krupps’ heavy-duty howitzer Big Bertha must have sounded. I’m surprised the authorities weren’t notified when I opened this bottle of beer. […]

  • Obituary: James E. Cordier

    James E. Cordier, 99, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, October 16, 2017.  He was born on May 31, 1918, in Sturgeon Bay, to the late Edward and Net (Gerondale) Cordier.  He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1936.  On June 16, 1943, after a […]

  • Obituary: Peter Michael DeMelle

    Peter Michael DeMelle, 70 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at his home. He was born February 26, 1947 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Robert and Ann (Hunt) DeMelle. Pete graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the class of 1966 before sailing on the John Purves for a […]

  • Obituary: Pamela Marie Wiegand

    Pamela Marie Wiegand, 57 , of Sturgeon Bay, died Saturday morning, October 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by family. She was born June 29, 1960 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Joseph and Diane (Grovogel) DeMeuse. Pam graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1978. She married Steven J. Wiegand on March 10, 2004 in […]

  • Obituary: Frank P. Angerer

    Frank P. Angerer, 98, of Sturgeon Bay, died at the Skilled Nursing Facility on Oct. 13, 2017.  He was born Nov. 19, 1918 in Egg Harbor to Gotlieb and Edna Angerer.  On Oct. 9, 1940, he married Marian Frisque at St. Joseph Church in Sturgeon Bay, she preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 2002. […]

  • Obituary: Sarah Elizabeth Wright

    On October 12, 2017, Sarah Elizabeth Wright said her goodbyes and peacefully transitioned from our world to the next following a brief illness. With her usual sense of humor and a bit of impatience, some of her last words were, “what is taking so long? I am ready.” Sarah was born on May 9, 1922 […]

  • Obituary: Robert E. Masline

    On October 12, 2017, Robert E Masline, age 77, of Sister Bay, died with his wife Lorraine at his side at Scandia Village in Sister Bay . He was born on August 2, 1940 to Edward Link Masline and Doris Haberbush Masline in Rochester, NY. After high school, Robert served in the US Navy and […]

  • Obituary: Janet K. Alvin

    Janet K. Alvin, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Door County Medical Center. She was born August 1, 1933 in Park Ridge, IL, the daughter of the late Fred and Lorraine (Shelton) Kennedy. Janet graduated from Maine Township High School in 1951 before attending Carthage College. On May 25, 1957, […]

  • Obituary: Pamela J. (Lind) Langfield

    Pamela J. (Lind) Langfield, 67, of Ellison Bay, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born August 29, 1950 in Brady, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Carl and Florence (Atlee) Lind. Her family moved to Illinois for her father’s work. Pam graduated from Broadview Academy in La […]

  • Sister Bay Historical Society Invites Locals to Contribute to Photo Archives

    As the Village of Sister Bay proceeds into its 106th year as an incorporated entity, the Sister Bay Historical Society (SBHS) has launched an ambitious effort to continue the preservation of the village’s photographic past. The SBHS photo archiving committee welcomes local residents to bring their personal historical photos and documents to the Sister Bay […]

  • Obituary: John ‘Ed’ Tomjanovich

    John Edward Tomjanovich of Sturgeon Bay died Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Whispering Heights Nursing Home.  He was born on November 23, 1926 to the late John and Antonia Tomjanovich.  He married Kathryn Farrand on May 12, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay. Together they tenderly raised three children and two grandchildren. Ed was a brilliant […]

  • Maxwelton Braes Transforms for ‘The Shining’ Screening Oct. 28

    Maxwelton Braes Lodge and Thyme Cuisine bring a Halloween celebration to Baileys Harbor with an immersive screening of Stephen King’s creepy classic The Shining on Oct. 28. For one night, Maxwelton Braes will be transformed into a living set with rooms and props reminiscent of the classic film. The evening starts with a cocktail hour […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: Oct. 4-14, 2017

    Roxanne and William Appel, Sister Bay, are the parents of a son born Oct. 6, 2017. Maternal grandparents are Lisa and Andrew Jr. Munao, Washington Island. Paternal grandparents are Kristi and James Appel, Ellison Bay. Brittany and Tony Herbst, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born Oct. 12, 2017. Cecilia and Renzo Fasce, Sturgeon […]

  • Sonny’s Hosts Craft Beer Week Through Oct. 22

    Sonny’s Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria are celebrating everything craft beer during Sonny’s Craft Beer Week, Oct. 16 – 22. Oct. 20 is Firkin Friday. A Firkin of Hinterland’s Maple Bock will be tapped at noon. Oct. 21 is Sonny’s Beer Blow Out Party on the Patio with $2 and $3 beer specials. Sonny’s will also […]

  • Door County Cooperative Country Store Holds ‘The Pet Event’ Oct. 21

    Calling all pet parents, pet families and pet enthusiasts to The Pet Event presented by the Door County Cooperative Country Store on Oct. 21, 10 am to 2 pm. Rusty Acres Petting Zoo will bring some of their favorite friendly mini barnyard friends. Plus, there will be pet seminars from Ron Maloney of Peninsula Dog […]

  • Dark Songs Returns to Sturgeon Bay Oct. 27-28

    Every year since 2009 at the end of October, pat mAcdonald has invited more than 30 songwriters to set up a week-long residence at The Holiday Music Motel to hunker down and collaboratively write and record a whole new slew of songs inspired by the season’s spooky-themed holidays and the “darker” sides of life and […]

  • Kathy Enquist and Charlie Henriksen Named Sister Bay Volunteers of the Year

    Kathy Enquist and Charlie Henriksen were named Volunteers of the Year by the Sister Bay Advancement Association and led Sister Bay’s Fall Fest Parade. Their volunteer efforts are focused on the Door County Humane Society and the Sister Bay Lions Club. Henriksen is the owner of Henriksen Fisheries in Sister Bay and Enquist is the […]

  • Door County Baha’is Celebrate 200th Anniversary of Founder’s Birth, Oct. 21 & 22

    Baha’is in Door and Kewaunee Counties are preparing to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, the founder of the Baha’i Faith, the weekend of Oct. 21-22. Plans underway for the “Light of Unity” festival include: a birthday celebration with prayers, informational film and refreshments Oct. 21, 1 – 4:30 pm, in the […]

  • ‘Food, Stress and You’ Free Workshop Addresses Impact of Stress on Health

    Feeling stressed? An upcoming workshop from the Door County Extension Office, called “Food, Stress and You,” may be able to help. Stress can cause physical symptoms such as headaches and interrupted sleep, and it can also greatly impact eating habits. During this workshop, learn more about how stress can impact your health and behaviors, explore […]

  • Ukulele Society Hosts Milwaukee’s Lil’ Rev Oct. 29

    The Ukulele Society of Door County is sponsoring Milwaukee-based musician/entertainer Lil’ Rev in concert Oct. 29. The concert starts at 7 pm at the Bertschinger Center, 7860 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor. His whimsical storytelling approach to the guitar, ukulele, harmonica and more will certainly entertain the audience. Lil’ Rev has performed at theaters, art […]

  • Annual Kiwanis Club of Sturgeon Bay Whitefish Fry Fundraiser is Oct. 26

    The semi-annual Kiwanis Club of Sturgeon Bay Whitefish Fry fundraiser is Oct. 26, 4:30 – 7:30 pm (or until sold out), at the Mill Supper Club in Sturgeon Bay. Proceeds will support community projects, especially their iPads for Autism project. The cost is $14 or $6 for kids ages 12 and younger. Tickets available at […]

  • Arianna Fearing Awarded PEO Scholarship to Continue Early Childhood Education

    Arianna Fearing, pictured between Suzanne Holvenstot and Jane Kusche, is the latest recipient of an educational loan offered by the PEO Sisterhood. PEO is a philanthropic educational organization that supports women’s education. This loan was facilitated by members of Chapter DF, Sturgeon Bay. Fearing is currently a junior at Lawrence University, studying for an early […]

  • Bunco Night at Stella Maris Baileys Harbor Site, Oct. 26

    Stella Maris Council of Catholic Women is sponsoring an evening of Bunco Oct. 26, 6:30 pm at the Baileys Harbor site on Highway 57. Admission is a $5 cash donation or $2.50 and a canned good for the food pantry. Half of the admission will go for prizes and the other half to the Stella […]

  • ‘Pack the Pantry’ of Newest Habitat for Humanity Home

    Door County Habitat for Humanity wants to “pack the pantry” for the Bilodeau family, who is moving into their new home at the end of October. Habitat for Humanity would like to make their first few days in their new home a little easier and invite people to bring any nonperishable food items to the […]

  • Food, ‘Hotel Transylvania’ & Games at Southern Door’s Halloween Family Fun Night

    A Halloween Family Fun Night will be held at Southern Door Schools on Oct. 31, from 5-7:30 pm and is open to all families. From 5-5:45 pm there will be games sponsored by the FFA students in the Eagle gym and food for sale by the elementary PIE group. Some of the games include: coloring […]

  • Former Gov. Martin J. Schreiber Shares Alzheimer’s Caregiver Experiences in New Book

    Join former Wisconsin Gov. Martin J. Schreiber as he shares lessons from his new book about a decade-plus journey as a caregiver for his wife, Elaine, who lives with Alzheimer’s disease. In My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping and Surviving as an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, Schreiber tells of his challenges and missteps, and highlights how compassion and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church Celebrates Jaekel Organ

    Sturgeon Bay Bay Moravian Church will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Jaekel organ Oct. 29, 4 – 5:30 pm, with a community hymn sing. In 1991 the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church received the gift of their Jaeckel Pipe Organ from Hans and Laurie Nowack. This organ was designed to enhance the most important aspect […]

  • 2017 Halloween Happenings

    Baileys Harbor Trick or treating, Oct. 31 from 5-8 pm. Halloween party in the town hall, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 pm. Kids’ costume contest at 6:30 pm. Egg Harbor Halloween Safe Walk, Oct. 28 from 2-4 pm. Fish Creek Jack O’Lantern Days, Oct. 27-29. This family-friendly weekend highlights mask making for kids, a haunting Halloween […]

  • Annual Norwegian Lutefisk Dinner is Nov. 3 at Bayview Lutheran

    The Sons of Norway HR Holand Lodge is holding their annual Norwegian Lutefisk Dinner Nov. 3 at Bayview Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. There will be lutefisk, lefse, meatballs and gravy. The cost is $20. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm, and seating is limited. Reservations suggested; call Lorraine (920.743.9600) or Muriel (920.743.6298). Bayview Lutheran Church […]

  • Northern Door Rotary Donate ‘Happy Dollars’ to HELP of Door County

    Northern Door Rotarians donated $1,405 to HELP of Door County at their regular Wednesday morning meeting earlier this month. HELP of Door County serves people throughout Door County who are dealing with issues related to domestic abuse and violence, through crisis intervention, education and advocacy. “Rotarians believe in service over self. One way we can […]

  • AARP Foundation Looking for Local Tax-Aide Volunteers

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is looking to expand its team of volunteers for the upcoming tax season. Soon approaching its 50th year, Tax-Aide offers free tax filing help to anyone, especially those 50 and older, who can’t afford a tax preparation service. Tax-Aide volunteers make a difference in their communities by assisting many older, lower-income taxpayers […]

  • Advocates In-Home Care Now Certified as End of Life Doulas

    Advocates In-Home Care is now a certified Doulagivers End of Life Doula agency. The Advocates group has completed many months of training for its employees, and is now our area’s premier business offering support to the dying patients and their families in our community. Marggie Hatala, a certified elder care/end of life doula through Doulagivers […]

  • Southern Door Student Ambassadors Offer Tech Help Nov. 14

    Do you have questions about Facebook and other social media? What about how to use your smartphone, cellphone or iPad? How about protecting your safety and privacy online? On Nov. 14, from 9:30-11 am, student tech ambassadors will be on hand in the Southern Door High School library to provide community members with one-on-one or […]

  • Inn at Cedar Crossing Hosts Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Mixer

    Join the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center staff at the annual fall Member Mixer & Recruitment Event Oct. 23 at 5:30 pm. This year’s event is hosted by Inn at Cedar Crossing, 336 Louisiana St. If you have a business or manufacturing company that sits within the 54235 area, you are welcome to sip, munch, and […]

  • Sam Perlman Joins Renard’s Cheese as Director of Business & Financial Development

    Sam Perlman has joined the team at Renard’s Cheese as director of business & financial development. He will be tasked with a variety of duties to help the company continue to grow and expand market share. “I am thrilled to join Renard’s Cheese,” said Perlman. “I have been a fan of their outstanding products for […]

  • Jon A. Blahnik Named to 2018 Leaders Council

    Jon A. Blahnik, president of Blahnik Investment Group, Inc., located at 4050 Hwy 42/57 in Sturgeon Bay, was recently named a member of the 2018 Leaders Council. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Blahnik has qualified for this important recognition. Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. Blahnik, who joined […]

  • Serendipity Restaurant Announces Winter Hours, ‘Bite Club’ Events

    Serendipity Restaurant in Egg Harbor will remain open all year. Beginning in November, Serendipity Restaurant will be open Thursday through Sunday. Located at the intersection of Hwy 42 and County E, Serendipity has a seasonally inspired menu with something for the whole family. They feature fresh and always-from-scratch preparation, incorporating local ingredients whenever possible to […]

  • Better Business Bureau Releases New ‘Small Business Cybersecurity’ Report

    Small business owners know they are at risk for cyberattacks, but they are somewhat at a loss as to what to do. That’s one of the findings of a new report from the Better Business Bureau (BBB), The State of Small Business Cybersecurity in North America, released in conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. One […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Oct. 18, 2017

    Crop prices (Oct. 18) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.09 -0.39 $2.85 Soybeans $9.05 -0.80 $8.82 Wheat $3.50 -0.80 $2.95 Oats $2.37 -0.30 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.98/bushel -0.50 New-Crop Corn $3.23/bushel -0.70 Wheat $3.50/bushel -0.80   Basis: The difference between the local […]

  • Ground Broken for Sturgeon Bay Estates

    Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham speaks at the Oct. 13 groundbreaking for Sturgeon Bay Estates, a 56-unit apartment complex at the intersection of Sycamore and Grant streets on the city’s southside. The complex is being built by S. C. Swiderski of Mosinee, Wis. The building is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. […]

  • Sister Bay Administrator Leaving for Racine Job

    Sister Bay Village Administrator Zeke Jackson has announced he will be leaving in mid-December for a similar position in the Village of Waterford in Racine County, which is in close proximity to the Foxconn development. “I’ve been here four years and we’ve done a lot of fun and really exciting things in Sister Bay,” Jackson […]