Peninsula Pulse – Oct. 30 – Nov. 6, 2015

In this issue

  • Rib Fest, Sled Dogs, Packer Parties & More Weekend Plans

    October is gone and with it, the Door Peninsula settles into its late fall slumber. Enjoy the start of the quiet season with plenty of delicious foodie opportunities, gallery receptions, bluegrass and country music, and the ever-so-cuddly Door County Sled Dogs. Friday, November 6 A Weekend of Fantastic Fare Whether you’re in the mood for […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Faux Faux Fur

    Faux fur…or not! I recently read an article published in All Animals, a publication produced by The Humane Society of The United States (HSUS), that shocked me. According to the article, titled “The Grisly Truth” and written by Karen E. Lange, often what is labeled as faux fur is not. The HSUS has been working […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Stand Firm Against Quarry

    I live in the shadow of one of the largest quarries in the world. I can see it from my front porch. Dust and more dust. No open house windows in 40 years, and dust still finds its way into the house. Dust on tables and countertops, car covered with dust every morning. Blasting daily/gravel […]

  • In Search of Civility: Racist Jokes, an Oxymoron

    By Susan McAninch   While at work I overheard co-workers telling what I consider offensive jokes and then laughing loudly over the punch lines. They were not clever or cute; they were highly inappropriate and in many cases contained racial slurs. I felt this was especially wrong considering a large part of our work force […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Power of ALEC

    ALEC, American Legislative Exchange Council, is composed of a number of big corporations and claims to have more than 2,000 legislative members, but will not disclose names. Many Republican congressmen and state lawmakers receive major funding from the wealthy corporation owners, like the Koch brothers. These wealthy donors don’t want to pay higher taxes and […]

  • Commentary: Is Social Security’s First Crisis Next Year?

      By Todd A. Berry, Ph.D., president, Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Next year at this time an event many politicians assure us is far in the future is expected to occur: One of the two funds comprising Social Security – Disability Insurance (DI) – will be depleted. This is no surprise, although the issue has gone […]

  • OutDOORs with Coggin Heeringa: Twigs Gone Wild

    Halloween greeting cards? What a curious development in friendly communication, but cards racks are filled with witches, cats and pumpkins. On cards that picture a witch, it seems she is riding or holding a broom, and not a nice tidy broom like the one we use these days. A witch’s broom looks like a stick […]

  • Farmers, Go to MOSES on a Scholarship

    The Rural Enterprise Network (REN) has announced the creation of a scholarship to cover the costs to send a local Kewaunee County producer to the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Educational Services (MOSES) Annual Organic Farming Conference. REN co-founder Mick Sagrillo commented, “We are calling the project ‘Send a Farmer to MOSES’.” MOSES is the preeminent learning […]

  • Make Your Mark in Wisconsin People & Ideas Literary Contests

    Now is the time to make your mark on Wisconsin’s literary scene during Wisconsin People & Ideas’ 2016 short story and poetry contests. Submissions are currently being accepted via USPS and online from now until Dec. 1. The contest is open to all Wisconsin residents and students age 18 and older. Send in your best […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Oct. 30, 2015

    Crop prices (Oct. 26) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price Basis Corn $3.35/bushel -0.45 Soybeans $8.25/bushel -0.71 Wheat (SRW) $4.30/bushel -0.61   Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.61/bushel -0.19   Basis: The difference between the local cash price for a commodity and the Chicago cash price (where the Board of […]

  • Nominate a Community Hero for Wulf Brothers/Bryant Heating & Cooling Program

    Wulf Brothers Inc., a Door County heating and cooling contractor, and Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems have teamed up to honor a person in the Door County area that does “whatever it takes” to make a difference through the Bryant Community Heroes program. A Bryant Community Hero could be a neighbor, colleague, friend or anyone […]

  • Community Benefits from Community Healthy Living Fair

    On Oct. 20, the Door County YMCA and the Parish Nurse Network hosted a very successful free Community Healthy Living Fair at the Sturgeon Bay Program Center. More than 300 community members were in attendance and were able to learn about the programs and services of nearly 60 area businesses. Available to visitors were flu […]

  • Overheard & Obsessions: Oct. 30, 2015

    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? “You’re not living until you’ve listened to some quality psychedelic jams.” “I prefer the phrase ‘Murder them with kindness.’ It makes it […]

  • The Link Celebrates #Families with New Exhibit

    Peninsula School of Art (PenArt) is proud to display artwork created by youths attending their 2015 Summer Studios for Young Artists workshops, as well as the School’s Family Art Days outreach program, in the upcoming Art of the Family exhibition, currently on exhibit at The Link Children’s Art Gallery at Door Community Auditorium. Contributions to […]

  • Sevastopol Pioneers Finish Historic Season at 7-2

    by Justin Skiba, Sevastopol Pioneers Head Football Coach   The Sevastopol Pioneers football team wrapped up their regular season with a 44-8 win over Elkhart Lake on Friday, Oct. 16. The win gave the Pioneers a 7-2 record; the most regular season wins in school history. More importantly, it earned them a spot in the […]

  • Obituary: Ralph Berg

    Ralph John Berg, age 95, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 27, 2015, at Golden Living Center-Dorchester. He was born on October 7, 1920, to Rudolph and Ella (Polkow) Berg in Sturgeon Bay.  Ralph graduated from Wilson Grade School, Sturgeon Bay High School, and Manitowoc Business College. He enlisted in the United […]

  • “Chasing Ice” Screening to Show Time-Lapse Footage of Climate Change

    Chasing Ice, the Emmy Award-winning documentary about the world’s vanishing glaciers, will be the Climate Change Coalition of Door County program at 7 pm, Nov. 4, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The program is free and open to the public. Chasing Ice won the 2014 News and Documentary Emmy Award for outstanding […]

  • Edgewood Orchard Galleries Closing Reception is Nov. 1

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will close for the 2015 season on Nov. 1 at 5 pm. A “Thank You Reception” will be held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 from 10 am until 5 pm to say “thank you” to all of the visitors to the gallery who helped make the 2015 season a success. Refreshments […]

  • Door County Young Professionals Network Launches with a Pair of Events

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) announces the launch of the Door County Young Professionals Network (DC YPN) with two events in 2015. On Nov. 12, 6-8 pm, Door County Brewing Company, 2434 County F, Baileys Harbor, will host the inaugural YPN social event. The second event will be Dec. 10 at Starboard Brewing […]

  • Births: Oct. 30, 2015

    Phil and Alison Weckler, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on Oct. 18, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Joanne Cihlar, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Tom Weckler, Sturgeon Bay, and Celia LaVenture, River Falls, Wis. Samantha Ann and Jorge Ramirez Jr., Sturgeon Bay, […]

  • Bay Shipbuilding Interested in Buying Palmer Johnson Buildings

    The City of Sturgeon Bay has received a request from Fincantieri Marine Group, LLC (owner of Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding) to vacate portions of N. 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street. On Oct. 20, the council voted to introduce the resolution and proceed with reviewing the anticipated impacts on the traffic patterns and surrounding area, scrutinizing the […]

  • Shakespeare Shake Up: Door Shakespeare Responds to Translation Project

    2016 promises to be a very important and exciting year for William Shakespeare. 2016 is the 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare’s passing and four centuries later, his brilliant legacy lives on stages across the globe, in textbooks from high school and college classrooms, and remains honored in many pieces of art including opera, musical theater, […]

  • Free Cheese Pairing Events at Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese

    Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese will host four free pairing events in a series called “Perfect Pairings” this fall. The events will be held from 4 to 7 pm on the first and third Fridays of November and December. Perfect Pairings will feature local beer and cider, fine wine, and of course, Wisconsin’s best artisan cheeses. Guests will […]

  • Cheers: Night Tripping

    A cold front moved in, bringing with it a bracing wind from the north. I needed something deep, dark and elemental to ward off this too-early blast of cold weather. Reaching deep into the fridge, I pull out a bottle of Night Tripper, an imperial stout from New Holland Brewing Co. This 2015 vintage weighs […]

  • Run For A Cause Will Surpass $100,000 Raised in Year Six

    The Door County Half Marathon is seeking participants to Run For A Cause as the program looks to surpass the $100,000 fundraising mark. The program gives runners a free registration to the May 7, 2016, race in Peninsula State Park to any runner who raises at least $250 for local charities. In five years runners […]

  • Obituary: Kazimiera “Kazia” Katarzyna Drabowicz

    Kazimiera “Kazia” Katarzyna Drabowicz, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died Oct. 24, 2015, at Cardinal Ridge CBRF in Sturgeon Bay. Kazia was born in Beremiany, Poland. At the start of WWII at age 14 she was put into a forced labor camp. She would never see her family again. After the war Kazia was placed in […]

  • Holiday Music Motel Hosts Dark Songs 2015

    This year marks the 7th annual Dark Songs songwriting event held at The Holiday Music Motel in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Songwriters converge upon the motel for a full week to write and record new original collaborative material in the spirit of the “dark” holidays of late autumn – Halloween and Día de Muertos (Day of […]

  • Science Snippet: What’s the World’s Largest Shrimp?

      World’s largest shrimp? The record goes to the Asian Tiger Shrimp, which may reach 13 inches in length. Unfortunately, they are invasive, and after escaping from an aquaculture facility in South Carolina, they are now found off the Carolina coasts and in the Gulf of Mexico. The good news is that they are large […]

  • Carol Newman Honored by Kiwanis Club of Northern Door

    The Kiwanis Club of Northern Door recently honored Carol Newman with their 2015 Outstanding Citizen award at their annual fall banquet at The Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay. The award is presented in recognition of the contributions and dedication of an individual who has consistently demonstrated their selfless leadership and volunteered their time and skills […]

  • Plein Air Pastels and Acrylics Featured at UUF

    Madonna Siles is the featured artist at the UU Gallery in Ephraim in November. She’s an expressionistic plein air painter who endeavors to capture the dynamic energy and light of favorite Midwest sights – especially Door County – in her colorful oil pastel and acrylic paintings. She has studied with Chicago watercolorist Tom Lynch, Sedona […]

  • The Bestseller List, Oct. 30, 2015

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff 2. The Survivor, by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills 3. The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah 4. City on Fire, by Garth Risk Hallberg 5. The Secret Chord, by Geraldine Brooks HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo 2. Between the World […]

  • Ted Pollman Scholarship Winners Announced

    College students Casey Rosenthal, Mathew VanBramer and Ethan Ray were recently selected as recipients of the 2015 Ted Pollman Scholarship. All three will receive $1,500 toward schooling and are current employees of Pollman family businesses. The Ted Pollman Scholarship was created by the Pollman family, owners of Door Peninsula Winery and other Door County businesses, […]

  • Julie Davis Named Executive Director of the Year for the Midwest Region

    Julie Davis, chief professional officer at the Boys & Girls Club of Door County, has been named the Executive Director of the Year for the Midwest Region by the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Davis accepted the award at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Midwest Regional Conference held in Schaumberg, Ill., on […]

  • Jack O’Lantern Days 2015 Schedule

    It’s a hometown Halloween celebration at Fish Creek’s annual Jack-O-Lantern Days, Oct. 30-31. This family-friendly weekend highlights mask making for kids, pumpkin carving, a haunting Halloween parade, trick-or-treating, costume parties for kids, adults, and dogs, and more! Friday Halloween Adult Art Night at Hands On Art Studio: 6:30pm – 10pm Door County Trolley Ghost Tours: […]

  • Construction Update: Oct. 30

    Hwy. 42, Forestville Schedule: Aug. 2015 to Oct. 2015 Length: 0.05 Miles Cost: $475,000 Location: Village of Forestville, between County X and County J. Description of project: The project involves removing the existing box culvert and replacing it with a new bridge meeting current design standards for vehicular loading and structure design. Bridge approaches will […]

  • Manners Matter: Oct. 30, 2015

    By Mary Pat   Dear Mary Pat, I don’t mean to sound too petty here, but I have trouble this time of year with the mass exodus of the county. I’m not talking about tourists and visitors, I’m talking about the residents who flee for warmer states for the winter. Door County is seasonal, and […]

  • Old Bolts Car Club Presents Unity with Donation

    The Old Bolts Car Club of Sturgeon Bay presented Unity, the area’s leading nonprofit provider of hospice, palliative and bereavement care, with a check for $2,000 to benefit Unity’s end-of-life programs. As a 501(c)3, Unity relies on the financial contributions of community members and organizations like Old Bolts Car Club to help cover the end-of-life […]

  • Pre-Marital and Student Loan Counseling Offered by Money Management Counselors

    Thanks in part to a grant from the Door County Community Foundation’s Health and Human Needs Fund during the 2015-16 cycle, Money Management Counselors powered by FI$C, will provide one-on-one, confidential pre-marital financial counseling in Door County. While each year, a few couples do seek assistance from the agency to develop a plan for sharing […]

  • The Education of Elva Killa

    A friend passed along a snippet of a story a few weeks ago about a woman from my hometown, Elva Killa, about to celebrate her 100th birthday. I couldn’t get home to Egg Harbor to talk to her, but Giz and Linda Herbst did earlier this month. Their conversation served as a base for this […]

  • DPAS to Present an Update on the New Horizon Mission

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) invites the community to its general meeting on Nov. 3, 7 pm, at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center at Crossroads at Big Creek. Dr. John Beck will present “Update on the New Horizon Mission,” which will focus on the images coming in from the dwarf planet Pluto. Refreshments will be […]

  • Trivia, Oct. 30, 2015

    This week’s question: Approximately how many stop-motion moves had to be made per one second of film in Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: What are all of the official languages of the United Nations? Answer: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish  

  • Woman Completes 270-Mile Walk to The Clearing

    “If you are ready to leave father and mother, and brother and sister, and wife and child and friends, and never see them again; if you have paid your debts, and made your will, and settled all your affairs… then you are ready for a walk.” ~ Henry David Thoreau  There are few who encapsulate […]

  • Door County Sled Dogs to Visit Renard’s Cheese

    Renard’s Cheese is going to the dogs on Nov. 7, 11 am – 1 pm. See this dog sled team as they stop to visit Renard’s Cheese at 2189 Cty. Rd. DK in Sturgeon Bay. These extra special dogs are a recreational mushing team made up of eight rescued Siberian Huskies and two very special […]

  • Lots of Lutefisk: Sons of Norway Host Annual Dinner

    As has been the case for about 20 years, proceeds from this year’s Sons of Norway lutefisk and meatball dinner on Nov. 6 will fund scholarships for seniors in Door County high schools. The buffet meal at 5:30 pm Friday, Nov. 6, at Bay View Lutheran Church, 340 W. Maple Street in Sturgeon Bay, will […]

  • Five Northern Door Homes Featured on Holiday Tour

    The annual Holiday Home Tour on Thanksgiving weekend to benefit Northern Door Children’s Center is taking place on Nov. 27 and 28. Five local homeowners and a historic church have generously offered their properties for the event. Featured on the tour this year: The Annen Home – A warm and beautiful family-friendly home in Sister […]

  • Municipal News: Oct. 29 – Nov. 6

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at noon on Nov. 3. The city has begun its fall loose leaf collection and will continue through the week of Nov. 16-20, weather permitting. During the final week of collection, have your leaves raked to the curb by 7 am Nov. 16. Once the crews have collected your […]

  • Deer Collisions and How to Avoid Them

    Beginning in October, deer enter a season called “the rut,” otherwise known as mammalian reproduction. Perhaps this is the reason why deer, especially the male bucks, are more active in their movements, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT). So active, they are likely to leap onto a highway without regard for vehicles traveling down […]

  • Peninsula State Park Begins Pine Planation Thinning

    Everyone can keep calm as loggers head into Peninsula State Park this winter; it is all part of the master plan. “We don’t have a lot of pine plantations but we have some and the master plan for the park, when you look at vegetative management, is to convert pine plantations to native hardwood forested […]

  • Book Review: ‘The Marriage of Opposites’

    The title of Alice Hoffman’s latest novel, The Marriage of Opposites, refers not only to the union of the central characters in the story, but to other marriages as well that occur in her tale. “The course of true love never did run smooth,” Shakespeare wrote in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and when issues of […]

  • The Wood Brothers Bringing Soulful Rock to Door County

    When Americana and blues rockers The Wood Brothers pull into Fish Creek for their Nov. 5 concert at Door Community Auditorium, the “masters of soulful rock” will bring with them a whole new set of songs off their recently released album Paradise. The trio, comprised of Wood brothers Oliver (acoustic and electric guitars) and Chris […]

  • Server of the Week: Jane Burress, Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church

      A beautiful butterfly for Halloween, Just one of the ways she teaches kids to dream. From the oldest adult to the littlest lamb, Her ministries extend from land to land.   Sleepovers, fundraisers, and Operation Christmas, There just isn’t much that this woman misses. Wednesdays are wonderful, Sundays for schooling, Stories and craft time, […]

  • Zoe Delain Joins Door County Adventure Center Team

    Zoe Delain was recently hired as the site manager of Door County Adventure Center. Delain is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Environmental Science and she is excited about making the move to Door County to work as the site manager for their zip line, kayaking and team building […]

  • Jacksonport Looks to Revitalize Downtown

    Not long ago, Jacksonport boasted a downtown district that bustled as much as its Northern Door peers. But the past decade has seen a decline in businesses and, in turn, visitors. A downward spiral took hold and today, many of the few staple businesses that are still open are for sale. “Businesses have been for […]

  • Solo Show for Deborah Dendler in Massachusetts

    Deborah Dendler, resident sculptor of Fish Creek, will present her work in a solo exhibition, Deborah Dendler Sculpture and Drawings, at the Acton Memorial Library, Acton, Mass., from Nov. 4 to Dec. 30. The show consists of more than 40 bronze, epoxy bronze, porcelain and terracotta sculptures and reliefs, as well as portrait and figure […]

  • Canine Costume Contest at Wisconsin Cheese Masters

    This Halloween, Wisconsin Cheese Masters will host their fifth annual Canine Costume contest on Oct. 31 at 2 pm. They are located on Highway 42, one mile south of downtown Egg Harbor. Bring pups dressed for the occasion. There will be treats for all dog tricks. Don’t feel obligated to dress your pooch in a […]

  • Egg Harbor Business Association Names Board

    The Egg Harbor Business Association (EHBA) announces this year’s eight-member board: Jeff Larson, Kim Jensen, Kate Rericha, Deb Merkle-Schubert, Pam Wegner, Kathleen Finnerty, Pam Flasch and Dr. Zachary Paul. The Board of Directors has elected Jeff Larson as president, Kim Jensen as vice president, Kate Rericha as secretary and Deb Merkle-Schubert as treasurer. The Egg […]

  • Green Gifts Dispersed in Door County

    Cellcom awarded three Green Gifts in Door County on Oct. 26. Open Door Bird Sanctuary received a $2,000 Green Gift, Crossroads at Big Creek received a $500 Green Gift and The Ridges Sanctuary received an $800 Green Gift. Since 2004 Cellcom has offered a cell phone recycling program where customers can bring in their old […]

  • High School Fall Athletics

    SEVASTOPOL Football Oct. 31 @ DC Everest High School, 10 am STURGEON BAY Boys Soccer Oct. 31 – Sectionals, TBD To stay up-to-date on WIAA tournament information, visit

  • Heroin Summit to Detail Prevention, Education, Enforcement

    The Door County Alcohol & Other Drug Coalition will host a heroin summit on Nov. 5, 6-8 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium. This informational summit on heroin and our community will focus on the triangular approach to prevention, education and enforcement. WBAY news anchor Sara Thompson will share what she is seeing. […]

  • Dr. John Dovrary Wins Stickelback Dory

    Dr. John Dovrary was thrilled upon receiving word of winning the grand prize in this year’s Door County Maritime Museum boat raffle which was drawn Oct. 11 at Pumpkin Patch Festival in Egg Harbor. This year’s vessel was a sleek Stickelback Dory, long and lean sail-rowing craft. Volunteer instructors Bob Schottmuller, David Morgan, and Jerry […]

  • Reps in the News: Oct. 30

    Governor Scott Walker Walker signed two bills into law on Oct. 23. Assembly Bill 325 allows a school board president to fill vacancies on a school board of a common, union high, or unified school district. Current law does not provide an alternative method for filling a school board vacancy and does not address how a […]

  • MS Challenge Walkers Raise $395,000 in 2015

    More than 125 walkers and nearly 50 volunteers gathered in Door County Sept. 18-20 to participate in the 8th annual, three-day, 50-mile Challenge Walk MS. Together with the more than $395,000 generated so far through this year’s event, the walk has raised more than $2.8 million since it began in 2008. Challenge Walk MS participants […]

  • Door County Sled Dogs to Move into New Ephraim Headquarters

    The Door County Sled Dogs are proud to announce the official acquisition of their new building, to serve as a headquarters and education center. An open house is planned at their new property (10322 Hwy. 42, Ephraim) on Nov. 10, 5:30-8 pm. Guests can meet the dogs from 5:30 to 6:15 pm, with a presentation […]

  • Questions & Artists: Chris Daynes (Part II of II)

    This is part two of my interview with English painter Chris Daynes. I first learned about Chris Daynes when I purchased a DVD from The Artists’ Place in McKinney, Texas. The Artists’ Place is the United States distributor for Town House Films. Their DVDs feature international artists, many from Britain, painting in various European locations. […]

  • Dan Klarer Returns to TAP in “The Santaland Diaries”

    Dan Klarer returns to Third Avenue Playhouse to perform in The Santaland Diaries, an outrageously funny one-man play (from National Public Radio’s well-loved humorist David Sedaris) about the author’s experiences as an unemployed writer taking a job as an elf at Macy’s department store in New York City. This delightfully tart tale takes a wry […]

  • Trail Improvement Day at Peninsula State Park

    As one of the largest parks in the state of Wisconsin, Peninsula State Park also boasts one of the most intricate systems of trails for hiking, biking and skiing. As the winter approaches and area businesses close, the maintenance of these trails is especially important. “It’s very important over the winter season because we have […]

  • Opening Reception for Rolf Olson’s Photography at Hope Church

    The Hope Church Art Alcoves Gallery will host an opening for the works of Rolf Olson, Sturgeon Bay photographer, on Nov. 7, 4 – 5:30 pm. Olson was born in Denver and grew up in Appleton. He graduated from Colorado College before moving to Neshkoro, Wis. where he apprenticed making classic wooden boats. After his […]

  • We Are HOPE, Inc. Sets Annual Goal of $62,000

    We Are HOPE, Inc. Board of Directors set the Annual Appeal Goal to raise $62,000 by the end of the year. We Are HOPE, Inc. provides employment and career services and home energy programs for Door, Kewaunee and Brown Counties. The We Are HOPE, Inc. Annual Appeal has a great start thanks to the Celebration […]

  • Fall 50 Athletes Set New Records

    In the annual Fall 50 ultramarathon that took place on Saturday, Oct. 24, Zach Bitter of Davis, Calif., and Camille Herron of Oklahoma City, Okla., set new course records on their way to becoming 50-mile national champions. The event served as the U.S. 50-mile National Championship through USA Track and Field (USATF) for the second […]

  • Michelle Sternard Promoted to Assistant Vice President at Baylake Bank

    Jamie Alberts, market president of Baylake Bank, announced the promotion of Michelle Sternard to assistant vice president, commercial banking officer. Sternard has more than 13 years of experience at Baylake Bank covering lending, credit analysis and commercial portfolio management. She is a two-year recipient of the Pinnacle of Excellence Award, nominated by the Baylake Bank […]

  • Featured Pet: Henry the Gray-T

    Hi, I’m Henry but my full name here at the Door County Humane Society is Henry the Gray-T. This is because of my very handsome gray and white coat and my distinguished whiskers. My family moved away in May 2015 and sadly could not take my brother, Oliver, or me with them. If possible I […]

  • Halloween Pizza Party at Hope Church

    Hope Church is hosting its 7th annual Halloween Pizza Party on Oct. 31, 5 – 8 pm. The entire community is invited to sit down and relax after trick-or-treating in the neighborhood with pizza, popcorn and family-friendly movies. This event is for people of all ages. Feel free to use the church’s parking lot to […]

  • Framed: Oct. 31, 2015

      A really big boy pulling a really big wagon in Baileys Harbor. Submitted.

  • Buy Local Mixers Begin Again Nov. 4 at We Are HOPE

    Door County Buy Local business networking mixers return from their summer recess on Nov. 4, 5:30 – 7 pm, at We Are HOPE, Inc., 1300 Egg Harbor Road in the Cherry Point Mall, Sturgeon Bay. The event will feature a program from Sandy Duckett, CEO of We Are HOPE, titled “Helping You Prosper and Grow,” […]

  • Boys & Girls Club of Door County Breaks Ground for New Lobby

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County officially began construction on Oct. 20 of the new front lobby at the Third Avenue Clubhouse in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The lobby was made possible by a generous gift from 1923 Foundation and will be named the Austin E. Cofrin Lobby. Cindy Follick from the 1923 Foundation […]

  • Roy Lukes: Nuthatch in the Tuxedo

    If you can imagine a small bird lodging an acorn or a beechnut in a crevice on the trunk of a tree and “hacking” it open in order to get at the meat, then the name of “nuthatch” shouldn’t be as baffling as some take it to be. Indeed, there are a few Old World […]

  • Reese Westerhoff Begins Schooling at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

    Sister Bay resident Reese Westerhoff has just begun his education leading to a career in the audio industry at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (, an institution dedicated to those who seek a career in the music, game audio, live sound, broadcast and post production for film and TV industries. Widely recognized as […]

  • Park Friends Share Eagle Tower Recommendation

    The Board of Directors for the Friends of Peninsula State Park issued a resolution recommendation regarding the status of Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park. The Board of the Friends of Peninsula State Park supports either the renovation or the reconstruction of Eagle Tower in its current location. The board supports the DNR’s inclusion of […]

  • By the Numbers: Halloween

    4.6 The percentage of Halloween costumes based on current affairs. 11 The number of consecutive years that dressing as a witch has been the number one Halloween costume in the U.S. 12.9 Percentage of owners who plan to dress up their pets this year. 24 The number of pounds of candy the average American consumes […]

  • Obituary: Barbara Boatner Benson

    Barbara Boatner Benson, 78, passed away in Sturgeon Bay on October 21, 2015. She was born May 2, 1937, in McAlester, OK to Roy J. and Lillie Opal Boatner. She lived in Pensacola, FL for 22 years before moving to Schweinfurt Germany. She taught school in Schweinfurt with the Department of Defense for 20 years […]

  • Time Warping at TAP during Rocky Horror Screening

    Let’s do the time warp again this Halloween at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). At 7:30 pm on Oct. 31, TAP will host a screening of the classic cult film, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Come dressed as a favorite character or just come as you are. Prizes will be awarded for best costume. The cost is […]

  • News Bulletin: Oct. 30 – Nov. 5

    WHAT HAPPENED Sevastopol is the fourth community in Door County to report ash tree damage due to the invasive Emerald Ash Borer. It joins Nasewaupee, Sturgeon Bay and Gibraltar, where the EAB was first identified in the county on June 11, 2014. Signs of EAB infestation were noted in Sevastopol on Oct. 15. Door County […]