Peninsula Pulse – Oct. 28 – Nov. 4, 2016

In this issue

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Christmas by the Bay (Nov. 18-20, 2016)

    Join Sturgeon Bay as they usher in the holiday season during the annual Christmas by the Bay Celebration! All the fun begins at 6 pm on Friday, Nov. 18  with a tree lighting ceremony at the clock tower on historic Third Avenue at 7 pm.  Enjoy complimentary horse drawn wagon rides compliments of Nicolet National […]

  • Big Fish, Turkey Trot, Nature Hikes & More Weekend Plans

    Welcome the colder, quieter days of November with a hike through some of the county’s most beautiful areas. Rather spend your time indoors? Catch some live musical theater, a hometown story screening, or a vibrant display of art in Sturgeon Bay. Friday, November 4 Outdoors at Ida Bay Join a naturalist for a gentle hike […]

  • Packers-Falcons Flashback

    The Green Bay Packers (4-2) will travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons (4-3) in a Sunday afternoon NFC matchup. The Packers are hoping to extend their winning streak over the Falcons to five straight victories. Green Bay is coming off of an extended week following their victory against the Chicago Bears on Thursday […]

  • Door County Student-Athlete Q&A: Jaden Stevenson

      Name: Jaden Stevenson School/Grade: Sturgeon Bay High School/junior Sports: High school soccer, FC Wisconsin Nationals Honors:   ACADEMIC B and A Academic Honor Roll   SOCCER Conference Champion (2014) Regional Champion (2014) Sectional Champion (2014) State Qualifier (2014) School record 55 goals in a single season (2014) 2nd Team All-Conference (2014) Conference Champion (2015) […]

  • Local Prep Sports Standings: Oct. 23, 2016

    Football Standings – Great 8 North Conference (Final) (8-Player) (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT)   Green Bay NEW, 5-1, 7-3, .833 Lena/St. Thomas, 5-1, 5-4, .833 Sevastopol, 5-2, 6-3, .714 Gibraltar, 3-3, 4-5, .500 Menominee Indian, 3-4, 4-5, .429 Oneida Nation, 1-5, 1-8, .167 Bowler-Gresham, 0-6, 0-9, .000   Football Standings – Packerland […]

  • Southern Door Auditorium Unveils New Gathering Space Plans

    The Southern Door Auditorium in Brussels is celebrating its 25th anniversary season with the unveiling of plans for a new gathering plaza to be located at the auditorium’s entrance. The Convocation Plaza project was announced at the auditorium’s 25th anniversary concert Sept. 24. Built around a new, more direct entrance to the auditorium’s lobby, plans […]

  • Science Snippet: The Loss of Wilderness

      What’s happening to the planet’s wilderness areas? A new report suggests that our world has lost 10 percent of its wilderness areas in the past two decades. A general definition of “wilderness” is an area that remains biologically and ecologically intact and is mostly free of human disturbance. Measuring the planet’s remaining wilderness areas […]

  • Coordinated Community Response Column: Some FAQs about Domestic Abuse

    What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is when one person exerts power and control over another in a systematic way to inflict harm or cause someone to feel harmed. It can take many forms, oftentimes a combination.   What are those forms? Physical and sexual abuse are the most obvious forms of domestic abuse. Less […]

  • County Approves New Pay Plan

    After a lengthy explanation of how the consulting firm and the country arrived at it, the Door County Board of Supervisors approved new pay structure for county employees that everyone hopes has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years. County Administrator Ken Pabich told the supervisors that in the beginning they were just going […]

  • Cairns: Environmental Art or Vandalism?

    Editor’s note: Prompted by an Oct. 12 agenda item for a meeting of the Door County Airport and Parks Committee, contributors Paul Burton and Megan Lundahl share their perspectives on environmental art. The agenda item in question was the issue of building cairns at Cave Point County Park. Lundahl, a Door County supervisor, initially requested […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: Seeing Stars Again

    by Jerod Santek, Write On, Door County Executive Director On a crisp autumn evening, people gathered at the Roy and Ruthie Stonecipher Astronomy Center for “Stories Under the Stars,” presented by Write On, Door County in partnership with the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS). The guest presenter was Robert Mathieu, Professor of Astronomy at the […]

  • Framed: Gibraltar Elementary Fall Concert

    Gibraltar Elementary students took a moment during their Oct. 20 fall concert to honor service members of Door County. Above, Isla Fagundes presents Door County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Bob Sitte with a rose for his service to the community. Photo by Luca Fagundes.

  • Water Quality Projects Added 342 Wisconsin Jobs

    A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shows that in the last two years, investing in water quality projects has created more than 342 full-time jobs and stimulated the regional economy with more than $30 million. In addition, property values rose by $86 million. The projects in the study were funded by the Fund […]

  • Local TIF Districts Put Pressure on Development

    Two municipalities in Door County have tried to take advantage of an economic development tool called a tax increment financing (TIF) district to spur economic development. Now, after Sister Bay and Sturgeon Bay have laid the groundwork to attract development, they are waiting around for those developers to come knocking. Sister Bay hopes to capitalize […]

  • Cheers!: Burn, Baby, Burn…

    Yikes! (That’s not the first word I wrote to start this, but my real response was a less genteel phrase that is generally not used to start a newspaper story.) My tongue and the entire roof of my mouth and my lips are all on fire after taking a sip of Flying Dog’s Carolina Reaper […]

  • DNR Selling state-owned land through Nov. 28

    The Department of Natural Resources is offering 15 state-owned parcels of land for public sale through Nov. 28, 2016. Counties, cities and townships have a first right to purchase these parcels for the minimum transaction value. The 15 properties have been posted for bid as Auction #16825 on Parcels available for purchase are located […]

  • Presidential Candidates on Taxes

    Hillary Clinton   Hillary Clinton believes we need an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. But when it comes to taxes, too often the wealthiest and the largest corporations are playing by a different set of rules than hardworking families. Hillary is committed to restoring basic fairness in our tax […]

  • Jacksonport Koulias Home’s Fate in Voters’ Hands

    Jacksonport voters will be asked to decide the fate of the Koulias home at the town’s Nov. 15 budget meeting. The town’s monthly meeting on Oct. 25 kicked off with resident Rob Anderson asking questions about an anonymous one-page handout that has been circulating in the town. The handout makes a case for converting the […]

  • Scott Walker Continues Support for Donald Trump

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker says his support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hasn’t changed, despite recent allegations the New York billionaire sexually accosted women in the past three decades and the release of a 2005 video in which Trump boasted about forcing himself on women. Walker said Trump’s comments about women are inexcusable, […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

    By Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator Do you have old cleaners and sprays as well as chemicals and gasoline lying around your house and garage that you want to get rid of? Well, you’re in luck. On Nov. 4, 3:30 to 5:30 pm, the Door County Highway Department will conduct a free Household Hazardous Waste Collection […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Gingko Tree, a Natural Survivor

      Can you imagine a tree that has been described as being weird or “way out,” a fossil tree that is not related to any living family or group in the entire vegetable kingdom? These trees are the sole survivors of a family, rich in species and very widely distributed in both the northern and […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Oct. 28 – Nov. 3

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The common council meets at noon on Nov. 1. Town of Baileys Harbor: A public hearing on the proposed 2017 town budget will be held at 6 pm on Nov. 10. The budget is available for inspection at the town clerk’s office. Town of Gibraltar: The town board meets […]

  • Featured Pet: Nona

    Nona is a distinguished six-and-a-half year old feline. This little lady has a stunning coat of light orange fur with small accents of white. Nona has been at Door County Humane Society (DCHS) for the past year and a half and is eagerly waiting for a home to call her own. When she first arrived […]

  • Safety Tips for Trick or Treating

    The Sturgeon Bay Police Dept. offers the following safety tips for trick or treating in the city on Monday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 7 pm. Be familiar with the neighborhood you trick or treat in. Go only to homes with a light on. Go in pairs; there is safety in numbers. Look both ways […]

  • State Survey on Internet Access

    With the aid of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin State Broadband Office is conducting a survey about internet access in Wisconsin. The goal of the survey is to help state planners and policymakers better understand the need for improved internet access in the state. The survey will remain open through Nov. 23. […]

  • Server of the Week: Katherine Johnson

    A bright and friendly server awaits you at Wild Tomato One who makes you glad you didn’t order “to go.” This is Katherine’s third season serving pizza, appetizers and beer But her first time staying in Door County the whole year!   The great outdoors are her calling when it’s time to relax Be it […]

  • Pet Talk: Cat is Hardwired to Cache

    Q. After my cat eats, she scratches the floor by her bowl as if trying to bury something. Is there a reason for this or is she trying to tell me something. It always happens after she eats, so I don’t think it’s because she doesn’t like her food.   A. After doing some research […]

  • Door County Historically Votes Republican in Presidential Elections

    In the 42 presidential elections since Wisconsin became a state in May 1848, residents have voted for Democratic candidates 17 times and Republicans 24 times. In one presidential year – 1924 – state residents overwhelmingly supported third party candidate and native son Robert LaFollette and his Progressive Party, rather than the eventual Republican winner, Calvin […]

  • Isherwood: Potato Vacation

    Autumn is to remember potato vacation. A time of one-room schools neatly scattered through the townships like jubilant watermelon patches. When kids walked to school, pumped the water and filled the reservoir, swept the outhouse, clapped the erasers before pledging the allegiance to the flag, and President Washington reigned over the alphabet strip. This, our […]

  • Questions & Artists: Painter David Curtis

    Ten years ago when I began to paint in watercolor I heard the name David Curtis. He was then acknowledged as a master of both watercolor and oil painting and had many instructional books. Today Mr. Curtis has won many awards for his paintings, both watercolor and oil, and is a member of The Royal […]

  • Expect Stax Hits from Booker T. Jones

    The year is 1962. Booker T. & the M.G.’s are a sensation with “Green Onions,” recorded on the Stax label in Memphis. The record is climbing both the pop charts (ultimately reaching No. 3) and R&B (a code word of the time for black) charts, so, naturally, the upstart label wants to take advantage now […]

  • High School Fall Athletics: Oct. 28 & 29, 2016

    SEVASTOPOL   Football Oct. 29 – Eight-Player Jamboree @ Stiehm Stadium (Schofield) vs. Northwood/Solon Springs, 1 pm   SOUTHERN DOOR   Football Oct. 28 vs. Winnebago Lutheran, 7 pm   STURGEON BAY   Soccer (Boys) Oct. 29 – Sectionals, TBD

  • 8th Congressional District Candidates: Mike Gallagher & Tom Nelson

    MIKE GALLAGHER   Mike Gallagher, 32, is a Green Bay native, a graduate of Princeton University, and a Marine Corps veteran. Upon leaving the Marines in 2013, Gallagher went to work for Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), serving as adviser on Middle East and North African affairs. In July 2015, he was appointed national security adviser […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Voting for Clean Air and Water

    I was told as a small business owner that it would be detrimental to my business to speak up regarding politics. However, with the lake only a few blocks away from both our home and our business I feel compelled to voice my opinion. Our family moved to Algoma, Wis., to live and start a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Send Mike Gallagher to Washington

    I met Mike Gallagher several weeks ago and was impressed. He listens. He is thoughtful. Mike Gallagher has shown consistent leadership. During college, after joining the Marine Corps, and since then, Mike has demonstrated the leadership and national security experience we need in Washington. Too often we elect people that become another cog in the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Wisconsin Voters Can Feel Confident in Our Elections

    While election observers are nothing new, this may be the first time we are seeing a presidential candidate calling on supporters to become poll watchers because he says there will be massive cheating. The greatest danger of this rhetoric is not that it is false, although there is virtually no evidence of voter impersonation in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Go the Extra Miles for Nelson’s

    Progress is usually good and somewhat inevitable, however, there is value in retaining some history. I know it’s too late to change anything but I needed to vent my frustration. I just bumped into Gary Nelson at the post office. I expressed how much the general store in Baileys Harbor will be missed. My wife […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A CAFO Sucker Punch

    In regard to a statement hidden in the corner of the Oct. 12 Door County Advocate (want ads), the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tentatively wants to renew a permit for a huge CAFO operation, herd size and manure spreading in Forestville. This Dept. is stabbing the Door County citizens in the back […]

  • By the Numbers: Taxes

      Here are some facts and figures about taxes.   23 cents The amount New Jersey is hiking its gas tax for the first time since 1988 in order to fund its transportation trust, which pays for road, bridge and rail improvements. New Jersey residents had previously paid the second lowest gas tax rate in […]

  • Volunteers Needed for Planting at Little Lake

    The Bradley Lake (also known as Little Lake) restoration group will finish the planting for Phase 1 of the restoration on Nov. 5, and volunteers are needed. Meet at the site at 9:30 am if interested in volunteering your time. There are 90 shrubs and trees, along with additional trays of emergent plant plugs, to […]

  • Newport and Rock Island State Parks Receive Gold Seal Awards

    The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks (FWSP) have announced the winners of the 2017 Gold Seal Awards. Wisconsin residents cast their votes for various categories. Michelle Hefty, park manager for both Newport and Rock Island State Parks, has announced that both parks will receive Gold Seal awards at the FWSP banquet on Nov. 5 in […]

  • Arborist Watches EAB Advance in County

    Andrew Hartman, I.S.A. certified arborist and owner of Acorn Tree Service, has identified two new Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) finds in the towns of Egg Harbor and Sturgeon Bay. Hartman calculates that the Egg Harbor find is from human movement of ash firewood. He notes that the Emerald Ash Borer has moved almost seven miles […]

  • Conservationist to Lead Environmental Writing Workshop

    Noted conservationist John Hartig will present a public talk on contemporary conservation efforts on Nov. 1, 7 pm, at The Ridges Nature Sanctuary. The free program is sponsored by Write On, Door County, in partnership with The Ridges. Hartig will also lead a workshop on environmental writing on Nov. 12, 9 am – noon, in […]

  • Obituary: Theodore G. Hansen

    Theodore G. Hansen, 87, died October 24, 2016 in Evanston, Illinois.  He was born on May 5, 1929 on Washington Island, Wisconsin to Jens and Josie (Einerson) Hansen.  On June 6, 1953, on the Island, Ted married Charlotte (nee Hansen).  They were happily married for 63 years. Ted grew up on Washington Island and graduated […]

  • Obituary: Joan Marie Delorit

    Joan Marie Delorit, 79, formerly of Brussels, died Oct. 24, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center-Skilled Nursing Facility.  She was born Jan. 17, 1937, in Kewaunee County to Gilbert and Irene (Blahnik) Finendale.  Joan farmed in the Forestville area and owned and operated Delorit Sales and Service for many years. She enjoyed playing Bingo with […]

  • Obituary: Wayne R. Utiger

    Wayne R. Utiger, 100, died Oct. 24, 2016. He was born Nov. 11, 1915. Wayne’s family is honoring his wishes and there will be no services at this time.

  • Obituary: Richard D. Horbinski

    Richard D. Horbinski, 91, of Sister Bay, died Oct. 22, 2016. He married Virginia Zastrow on October 28, 1950. Richard was the son of Walter and Helen (Orcholski) Horbinski. He grew up on Milwaukee’s south side as a member of the city’s thriving Polish community. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the United States Army […]

  • Charlie Musselwhite Says Bring Your Dancing Shoes

    One of the many outstanding moments in the Memphis music documentary Take Me to the River is when the great blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite is teamed up with a Memphis band called The City Champs to do a blues tune, and Charlie picks up the guitar to show guitarist Joe Restivo how the song […]

  • Obituary: Paul E. Muckerman

    Paul Edward Muckerman, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, died Oct. 22, 2016 at his family home in Egg Harbor, Wis. Paul is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Carol Cooper Muckerman, his four children Mary Lewis, Paul (Elizabeth) Muckerman, Jr. Christine (Tony) Popanz, and Susie (Scott) Hudspeth. Thirteen grandchildren Daniel, Kristen, and […]

  • Obituary: Debra Lynn Polster

    Debra Lynn Polster, 60, of Sturgeon Bay unexpectedly died in her home in the town of Gardner on October 21, 2016.  She was born August 21, 1956 in Alabama to John and Ruby (Smith) Calhoun.  On June 18, 1977, she married Peter David Polster of Sturgeon Bay. Debra had a brilliant mind and higher education […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy Mae Jeanquart

    Dorothy Mae Jeanquart, 91, of Forestville, died Oct. 20, 2016, in Marinette at Sun Valley Assisted Living.  She was born Oct. 5, 1925 in Menominee, Michigan to Clarence and Mary (Venne) Dionne.  On Nov. 6, 1943, she married Elmer J. Jeanquart.  He preceded her in death on Jan. 15, 2005. Dorothy and her husband farmed […]

  • Obituary: Doris S. Lasee

    Doris S. Lasee, 94, of Sister Bay, died Oct. 19 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. She was born on July 1, 1922 in Milwaukee to Emil and Albertina Muenchow. She is survived by her daughter Cheri (Charles) Geiger, grandsons Erik and Michael (Lindsey) Geiger and great grand-daughter Ada. She is also survived by many other […]

  • Obituary: Samuel E. Vana

    Samuel E. Vana, 75, of Sturgeon Bay, died Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. He was born February 7, 1941 to Samuel and Anna (Danko) Vana. After attending Lane Tech High School in Chicago, Sam enlisted in the United States Coast Guard where he served from 1960 to 1964 […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy Juliana Koeppe

    Dorothy Juliana Koeppe, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died Oct. 17, 2016.  Dorothy was born in a bakery in the middle of the bustling city of Milwaukee on November 25, 1927, to Anton and Juliana (Hoegler) Leutegeweger.  On August 19, 1950, Dorothy married Jerome H. Koeppe.  Dorothy worked for Wisconsin Bell in Milwaukee and Appleton for […]

  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Releases General State Aid Amounts

    As required by state statute on or by Oct. 15 of each year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction provides the certified amount each public school district will receive from the $4.584 billion appropriated for general state aid for the 2016-17 school year, an increase of $108.1 million from the prior year’s appropriation. The actual […]

  • Volunteers Needed at Crossroads at Big Creek on Oct. 29

    On Oct. 29, 9 – 11 am, volunteers are needed at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay to replant seedlings, flowers and sow wildflower seeds. Volunteers are also needed inside to organize library, kitchen areas and supplies. Wear sturdy shoes, gloves and dress for the weather. They’ll be working rain or shine. Water and […]

  • Soup Supper and Missionary Presentation at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church

    Mother Mary Catherine will speak about her experiences with St. Teresa of Calcutta on Nov. 3 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church. The evening begins with a soup supper followed by a presentation by Mother Mary Catherine (Missionaries of the Word). Mother Mary Catherine reflects on the lessons learned while serving for years alongside […]

  • Door County Association for Home and Community Education Holds Baking Program in Jacksonport

    The Door County Association for Home and Community Education invites the community to a fun educational day to learn how to make bread and decorate cookies. The program will be held Nov. 5, 1 – 4 pm, at the Jacksonport Town Hall, 3365 County V in Jacksonport. There is a fee of $5 per person. […]

  • Upcoming Blood Drives at Southern Door and Gibraltar High Schools

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help stock the shelves before the busy holiday season. There’s sometimes a drop in donors between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day because of holiday activities, so more donations are needed in the weeks leading up to the holidays to help ensure the blood supply […]

  • Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay Raises Awareness and Funds to End Polio

    Rotary members in Sturgeon Bay are among thousands reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence […]

  • Medicare Panel at Next Community Health Information Program

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Medicare” on Nov. 17 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. Brian Stephens will facilitate a panel of Medicare experts from Ministry Door County Medical Center: Nancy Anderson, Kelli Clark and Nancy Daoust, who will address traditional Medicare versus Medicare […]

  • 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship Applications Now Available

    Applications for the 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship can now be obtained in the principal’s office at Wisconsin public, religious, and independent high schools, from the Wisconsin Parents Association, and at A total of 100 students will be chosen to receive $5,000 scholarships from among all applicants throughout the state. Applications are […]

  • Northern Door Children’s Center’s Cindy Trinkner-Peot Receives 2016 Outstanding Service Award

    Cindy Trinkner-Peot, executive director of Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC), was honored Oct. 14, 2016, by the Wisconsin Division for Early Childhood (WDEC) and the Wisconsin Early Childhood Association (WECA) with an Above and Beyond: Outstanding Service Award for 2016. The ceremony took place at a special awards luncheon at the Green Bay Hyatt, during […]

  • Kinnard Farms Awards Three Excellence in Agriculture Scholarships

    Kinnard Farms awarded three Excellence in Agriculture Scholarships of $1,500 each to 2016 graduating high school seniors from Kewaunee, Algoma and Luxemburg-Casco. The Kinnard Farms Scholarship recognizes students interested in pursuing a career related to agriculture. The recipients of the 2016 scholarships are Abigail Joski of Kewaunee, Carmen Haack of Algoma, and Emily Gilson of […]

  • Learn to Perform CPR/AED at Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper use of CPR/AED. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The class will be held Nov. 17, 6-10 pm, at […]

  • We Are HOPE, Inc. Receives Check from Northern Door Rotary Club and Krause Woodhaven Foundation

    During the Wednesday morning Rotary Club meeting on Oct. 5, the Northern Door Rotary Club and the Krause Woodhaven Foundation presented checks to We Are HOPE, Inc. to support their work in providing services to job seekers and employers in the area. The Northern Door Rotary Club learned about We Are HOPE, Inc. at their […]

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Receives Grant for Medical Equipment Loan Program

    The Door County Community Foundation, Inc., through the Ruth & Hartley Barker Memorial Fund, the John & Nell Herlache Community Impact Fund, and the Barb & Mike Madden Fund, has awarded a sustainability grant of $2,500 to Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers to support their Medical Equipment Loan Program through the purchase of bariatric-sized durable […]

  • Kay Wilson Named 2016 Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Volunteer of the Year

    The Sister Bay Advancement Association awarded the 2016 Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Volunteer of the Year award to Kay Wilson. The Wilsons have owned and operated the Harbor View Resort in Ephraim for 45 years. Beyond business, Wilson is involved in the Ephraim Moravian Church, and has been volunteering with Loaves & Fishes ecumenical ministry project […]

  • Births: Oct. 11-16, 2016

    Jillian and Daniel Laurent, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on Oct. 11, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Julie and Marc Johnson, Manitowoc. Paternal grandparents are Teresa and Patrick Shebesta, Mishicot.   Ashley and Tyler Maas, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born […]

  • Harbor Fish Market & Grille Is Now Travel Green Certified

    The Wisconsin Department of Tourism proudly welcomes Harbor Fish Market & Grille as a certified member of its Travel Green Wisconsin program. With a longstanding conservation legacy, this program furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability. Installation of an in-house solar water heating system to meet their daily hot water needs is only one of the changes […]

  • Mark Naze Named 2016 NWTC Distinguished Alumni

    NWTC recently honored Nsight/Cellcom Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Mark Naze by awarding him the 2016 NWTC Distinguished Alumni Award. The NWTC Alumni Association chose Naze, who graduated from the College’s Accounting program, for his individual accomplishments and strong community involvement. “There have been so many graduates from NWTC over the years, and so many […]

  • Comments and Suggestions Sought for Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance Program

    The Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council is interested in hearing your comments on Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance program and suggestions for changing the law and improving the program. The council represents employee and employer interests and recommends changes to the unemployment law to the legislature. Participate in the 2016 public hearing, conducted simultaneously at seven locations throughout […]

  • Poem: Lights Out (by Ralph Murre)

    we need to sit on the rim of the well of darkness and fish for fallen light ~ pablo neruda   Is it to be you over there, against us here, or are we together somewhere in this labyrinth of want or need and is it greed on my part to desire, still, to have […]

  • North Mississippi Allstars Will Take You to the River

    There is an incredible moment in the movie Take Me to the River when guitarist Luther Dickinson listens to a recording of the late, great Pops Staples, writes down each note and then figures out how to recreate Pops’ guitar sounds with his daughter Mavis Staples looking on. And when Luther nails the sound in […]

  • Door County Included in Election Battleground Survey

    Door County is considered a battleground county in eight battleground states being tracked by a company called Axiom Strategies. “These counties historically reflect statewide results, so monitoring them will be key in analyzing the 2016 presidential race,” Axiom says on its website, Historically, Door County has voted Republican far more often than the rest […]

  • Maribeth Hetherington Receives UWGB’s Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award

    Maribeth Hetherington, recently retired chief change officer and former interim director of clinic operations at Door County Medical Center, has been named the 2016 recipient of UW-Green Bay’s Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award. Hetherington was a 1986 graduate of the University’s Bachelor of Science-Nursing (BSN) completion program. Hetherington was presented the Distinguished Nursing Alumni Award at […]

  • Manners Matter: Any Ideas for Last Minute Halloween Costumes?

    Dear Mary Pat, I still don’t have costumes figured out for my kids and Halloween is right around the corner. It’s not in our budget to get store-bought costumes (we have six kids) and with our schedules, this is not highest on our list of priorities. Any ideas for last minute costumes? Signed, Costume-less Sturgeon […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Oct. 28, 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?   “If I’m gonna be called ugly, I’d rather it be spelled ugleigh.”   “I went to Mali because it was the […]

  • Trivia: What’s the Newest Land Mass on Earth?

    Question: What is the newest land mass on Earth and how was it created? Answer: Surtsey Island, off the southwest coast of Iceland. It was created by the eruption of an undersea volcano that reached the surface on Nov. 14, 1963.

  • 2016 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. Food and drinks, spooky sensory table, haunted house and scavenger hunt.   Egg Harbor Halloween Safe Walk through Egg Harbor Shops, Oct. 29 from 2-4 pm.   Fish […]

  • 2016 Jack O’Lantern Days Schedule

    It’s a hometown Halloween celebration at Fish Creek’s annual Jack-O-Lantern Days, Oct. 28-29, 2016. This family-friendly weekend highlights mask making for kids, a “haunting” Halloween costume parade and party, trick-or-treating and more! Friday 6pm: Door County Trolley Ghost Tours 6:30 – 10pm: Halloween Adult Art Night at Hands On Art Studio   Saturday 9am – […]

  • Celebrate Halloween at Dark Songs 2016

    An all-star cast of 45 songwriters will present freshly written originals in the theme of Halloween at Dark Songs 2016: Oct. 28 & 29. The Holiday Music Motel’s notorious weeklong collaborative songwriting marathon starts with a bottle spin and culminates in visually and sonically stunning, darkly humorous weekend showcases. Dark Songs returns to Third Avenue […]

  • Katie Dahl’s Monthly Singing Gathering Starts Nov. 3

    On Nov. 3, 7 – 8:30 pm, lovers of singing are invited to take part in the inaugural “Sit Around Singing,” a monthly gathering to be held at Door County’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Water Street/Highway 42 in north Ephraim. “I was part of a regular singing gathering like this in college, and it taught […]

  • Clairvoyant Visits Chief Oshkosh for Readings, Healing

    JenMarie Stevens, healing artist, returns to Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts on Oct. 28 & 29 with “Wakohsi•yó Visions” – readings, Reiki and automatic writings. Stevens is known for her versatility. Her readings range from the following topics: relationships, career, travel/relocation, life purpose, aura, palmistry, astrology, automatic writing, past-lives, and medium-assisting loved ones that have […]

  • 2017 Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer Training

    Are you one of the many garden enthusiasts who visited The Garden Door, a display garden located at the UW Peninsula Research Station in Sturgeon Bay, this summer and wondered how you could get involved in the group that maintains such a beautiful Door County resource? The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMGA), under the […]

  • New Embroidery Art by Jean Ferlesch at Plum Bottom

    The newest collection from fiber artist Jean Ferlesch is now at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery. Expanding on her popular floral and woodland designs, Ferlesch has created scenes that are each more magical then the last. Ferlesch’s color choices make these pieces come to life. Come to Plum Bottom soon for the best selection. Plum […]

  • New Miller Exhibition Celebrates Local, Regional Artists

    The Miller Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, the 41st Juried Annual, on Nov. 5 with a free reception for the exhibiting artists, their guests, and the public from 3 – 4:30 pm. Eight cash awards will be announced at 3:30 pm. A free public program, “A Conversation with the […]

  • Popelka Trenchard Glass Hosts “Ekphrastic Writing” Write On Workshop

    Write On, Door County offers an afternoon workshop on writing in response to visual art with visiting poet and author Anne-Marie Oomen. “Ekphrastic Writing” will take place Oct. 29, 1 – 4 pm, in the studios of Popelka Trenchard Glass, 64 S. 2nd Street, Sturgeon Bay. About the workshop, Oomen says, “Through the ages, looking […]

  • Jim Rossol Shows Work at Glas through November

    The fine art photography of Jim Rossol will be on display at Glas, the green coffeehouse, in Sturgeon Bay now through Nov. 30. Rossol’s photographs depict an interpretation of his visual world and can be either representational or abstract. He intends for his representational work to inspire a new awareness and appreciation of familiar things […]

  • Edgewood Orchard Galleries Host Season Closing Reception

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will close for the 2016 season on Oct. 30 at 5 pm. A “Thank You Reception” will be held Oct. 29 and 30, 10 am – 5 pm daily. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served and the public is welcome. The gallery appreciates all the visitors who have helped make Edgewood […]

  • Kari Anderson at Hope Art Alcoves Gallery

    The works of Kari Anderson will grace the Hope Art Alcoves Gallery beginning Nov. 1. This exhibition will be up through the holiday season and into the New Year. Watercolor artist Kari Anderson resides near Jacksonport with her husband, Paul Witalison. Over the past 30 years, their home has also become an art studio. Many […]

  • New Halloween Decorative Painting Book by Pat Olson

    Nationally known artist Pat Olson announces the release of her newest instruction book, Happy, Happy Halloween. Olson, a Door County native, is known for her whimsical designs and has added Happy, Happy Halloween to her collection of more than 100 art-related how-to books. This newest book, published by Viking and available now, contains a number […]

  • Trick or Treat at Artzy Studio

    On Oct. 30 & 31, Artzy Studio will host its first trick or treat reception for family fun. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Artzy Studio will have artistic Halloween cookies available for decorating by kids and family members. Ceramic cookie plates and bowls created especially for Halloween will be available.

  • New Romance by Door County Author Valerie Clarizio

    Native Door County author Valerie Clarizio has released a new book, via Evernight Publishing, titled Family Forever. Family Forever is a sweet romance set in small town Wisconsin that is sure to warm hearts during this upcoming holiday season. In the novel, the death of Dylan’s parents leaves his five younger brothers and the family […]

  • Win Cash and Prizes in ‘Wisconsin People & Ideas’ Fiction and Poetry Contests

    Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine regularly publishes some of the best fiction and poetry from around the state through their annual literary contests. Make your mark on Wisconsin’s literary scene and enter your best short stories and poems in our contests. Open to all Wisconsin residents and students age 18 and older, both fiction and […]

  • The Bestseller List: Oct. 16, 2016

      TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins 3. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman 4. Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur 5. The Light Between Oceans, by M.L. Stedman   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. Roughneck […]