Peninsula Pulse Oct. 4-11, 2019

In this issue

  • Veteran Carl Releases Second Cookbook

    Carl dedicated his first cookbook to the nonprofit SALUTE, which helps veterans and their families, and now he’s created a second cookbook called Carl’s Cookbook II: Tasty Start and Sweet Finish. It offers more than 100 appetizer and dessert recipes, with some submitted by special guests, including Chicago Cubs announcer Pat Hughes; the “Barefoot Contessa,” […]

  • Cook Mexican Comfort Foods with Savory Spoon

    Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay is offering a class on authentic Mexican comfort foods and a culinary trip to Mexico! Gail Rueckl, who has traveled to Mexico to sharpen her skills, will lead the Oct. 11 cooking class. Its menu includes jicama, cucumber and carrot salad; cream of squash flower soup; stuffed zucchini; […]

  • Pumpkin Patch Festival: A Food Preview

    Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival is a favorite event for many reasons: a variety of great kids’ activities, a schedule of lively live music and an array of delicious food and drink offerings. This week in the Palate section, we hope to get you excited about a fun-filled Pumpkin Patch weekend with a foodie preview […]

  • Breast Cancer … in Men?

    by Virginia ‘Ginya’ Carnahan In case you’ve been away from the planet for the past 20 years, you may not know that October is the month of the pink explosion: pink fire engines, pink tractors, pink hair, pink clothes, pink ribbons everywhere, all to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Kudos to breast cancer survivors everywhere […]

  • Framed: Little Eddie Big Cup

    Matt Shumway is all smiles after winning the prize for hitting a drive closest to the bowler during the Little Eddie Big Cup golf tournament Sept. 29. After what may have been the greatest moment of his life, Shumway posed wearing the bowler with a photo of Bob Yttri, the late owner of the Red […]

  • Golf League Results: Oct. 4, 2019

    THE ORCHARDS Wednesday Hustle Sept. 25, 2019 – Nine-hole event due to rain • Low team, front (-7): Dan Welch, Dick Metzler, Ed Movall • Individual low net: Brian Ciesil 35, Dan Welch 35, Jim Bero 36, Tom Moeller 36, Dick Metzler 37, Larry DeMaster 37 • Low gross: Dan Welch 41, Tom Moeller 41 • Closest to the pin […]

  • Server of the Week: Joe Smith at Shipwrecked Brew Pub

    Joe, Joe, he runs the show.  At Shipwrecked, you’ll find him aglow. He expos and hosts and guides with ease.  There’s more to Joe than you will see. He sings karaoke with show tunes for free.  He’ll be your partner if Hope agrees.  He loves his job and employees the most.  He’ll be glad to […]

  • Youth Gun Deer Hunt Adds More Color to Fall

    Fall colors are starting to fire up on the peninsula, the beginning of what’s likely to be a two- to three-week period of spectacular beauty. In addition to the reds, yellows and rusty browns, the keen-eyed among you might spot some blaze orange or blaze pink this weekend as hundreds of youth hunters get out […]

  • Manners Matter: Wedding Worries

    Dear Mary Pat, My nephew is getting married this weekend in his parents’ backyard. I have two concerns. One is that it’s been raining so much, and I don’t know how we aren’t going to sink into the ground. The other is that my brother told me that they are only going to have porta-potties […]

  • Culture Club: An Interview with Ginnie Cappaert

    by Sarah Zamecnik, Executive Director, Francis Hardy Center for the Arts (Hardy Gallery) As part of our annual raffle fundraiser, the Hardy Gallery’s board of directors chose abstract artist Ginnie Cappaert to make an original artwork that embodies the Anderson Warehouse, home to the Hardy Gallery. “Summer Breezes” is a perfect example of Cappaert’s original […]

  • Door to Nature: Walking Sticks

    Camouflage at its best A friend recently showed me a photo she took of a walking stick near her home. No, it’s not a cane to help one navigate rough terrain – it’s an insect. These delicate-looking creatures are not easy to find because their bodies act as camouflage against tree branches and twigs. We had […]

  • What Is a Planned Unit Development?

    In Door County, the phrase Planned Unit Development, or PUD, is a common term at municipal meetings, particularly in communities such as Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay that are facing development pressure. For board and plan commission members, the phrase is well understood, but to the average citizen, it’s just another piece of board jargon […]

  • Bulletin: Rep. Gallagher Marries, New REAL ID

    What Happened Rep. Mike Gallagher married Anne Horak, a Green Bay native and Broadway actress. According to an announcement from Gallagher’s office, the couple celebrated with close friends and family at a ceremony and reception in Green Bay.  “The pair looks forward to starting a life filled with love, happiness and Packer Super Bowls,” his […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Call to Rise above Partisanship

    It has finally happened: the formal inquiry by the House of Representatives into the impeachment of the president of the United States. When I heard [Speaker Nancy Pelosi] pronounce the formal inquiry, I felt profound sadness – sadness that the country had to endure this trial, and sadness that the office of the presidency has, for […]

  • Apply for Agricultural Disaster-Relief Package

    Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus. “There is no doubt that extreme weather has greatly impacted Wisconsin’s agricultural producers over the last several years, and 2019 is no exception,” said Sandra Chalmers, executive director for the Farm Service Agency […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings: As of Sept. 26

    Boys Soccer School won-lost-tied-points Sturgeon Bay 4-0-0-8 Gibraltar-Sevastopol 3-0-2-8 Algoma 4-3-0-8 Peshtigo 2-1-3-7 NEW Lutheran 2-2-1-5 Stockbridge 0-4-0-0 Kewaunee 0-5-0-0 Football – 8-Player Division School won-lost-tied Gibraltar 5-1-0 Suring 5-1-0 Florence 4-1-0 Wabeno-Laona 4-2-0 Gillett 3-2-0 Oneida Nation 2-3-0 Sevastopol 1-4-0 Lena-STAA 0-5-0 Wausaukee 0-5-0 Football – Large-School Division School won-lost-tied Kewaunee 2-0-0 Peshtigo 2-0-0 […]

  • At Gibraltar, Administration Aims to Solve Attendance Problems

    Mental health, extracurriculars, vacations eating into learning hours At the end of the 2018-19 academic year, parents, teachers and school board members raised concerns when a handful of students failed to graduate on time at Gibraltar High School, in large part due to truancy. “We are looking at our attendance situation. There are some glaring […]

  • By the Numbers: Maternal Mortality in the U.S.

    50,000 Number of women severely injured while giving birth each year 700 Number of women who die during childbirth or as a result of complications of pregnancy each year 50  Percentage of those deaths that are considered preventable 1 Rank of the United States among the most dangerous places to have a child among developed […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: Oct. 4

    News from this week’s past 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 2, 1874 After eight o’clock at night avaricious boys hunt the streets and alleys for stray cows with which to […]

  • Reps in the News: Oct. 4

    Representative Mike Gallagher Honors McFarlane Rep. Mike Gallagher honored recently retired Door County Veterans Services Officer Scott McFarlane in the Congressional Record. Gallagher’s office said McFarlane has “provided unparalleled service to not only the veterans community in northeast Wisconsin, but also the Door County community as well.” Gallagher said he wanted to ensure that McFarlane’s […]

  • Get On The Ballot 2020 Panel Discussion Oct. 22

    Elected leaders from several levels of state government will take part in a panel discussion Oct. 22, 6-8 pm, about the challenges and opportunities presented by running for public office.  Assembly representative and congressional candidate Amanda Stuck, Door County Sheriff Tammy Sternard and Gibraltar School Board member Angela Sherman are confirmed for the panel presented […]

  • New Invasive Species Alert: The Lily Leaf Beetle

    by Annie Deutsch, Agriculture Educator, Extension Door County Invasive species are plants, animals or pathogens that have been moved from their native environment into a different area. As people and products move around the world, even the most careful searching doesn’t always find the tiniest eggs or seeds that may accidentally hitchhike in.  Once in […]

  • State News: Suicide-Prevention Hotline Receives Boost in Funding

    Suicide-Prevention Funds Finally Released A suicide-prevention hotline will receive a boost in funding under a unanimous vote by the state Legislature’s budget committee following a bitter partisan fight. The budget panel approved the $110,000 annual grant in a vote that came a week after a suicide-prevention task force recommended releasing the money. The funding had […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Overseas Travel

    If you have a child or a grandchild or a niece or a nephew traveling overseas, you can no longer sleep at night in confidence that their being a U.S. citizen offers that child any protection. Three points: 1) Very few, if any, foreign governments offer individuals the legal protections that our government offers defendants. […]

  • Kuhns’ ‘Continuing Adventures of Carbon Man’

    Geologist Roger Kuhns will take his new solo show, The Continuing Adventures of Carbon Man, to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 10341 Water St. in north Ephraim, on Oct. 19, 7:30 pm. His monologue explores the personal paths we can take to address climate change, delving into the issue from the perspectives of […]

  • High School Fall Athletics Oct. 4-11

    GIBRALTAR Cross-Country Oct. 10 @ Brillion, 4:15 pm Football Oct. 4 @ Algoma, 7 pm Oct. 11 vs. Sevastopol, 7 pm Soccer (Boys) Oct. 7 @ Ashwaubenon Sports Complex, 6:30 pm Oct. 8 @ Manitowoc Lutheran, 4:30 pm Oct. 10 @ Algoma, 4 pm Volleyball Oct. 5 @ Southern Door, 9 am Oct. 8 @ […]

  • Coffee Club for Women: Financial Ed

    Edward Jones financial adviser Tara Pierre will host an informal coffee club for women Oct. 9, 8 am, at GLAS Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple in Sturgeon Bay, to offer an update on the stock market and the economy and to provide education on financial market topics. Seating may be limited, so reserve your spot by […]

  • Remembering the Birth of the Women’s Fund

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and I thought it would be interesting to reflect on how it began. It was February 2008 when Jane Stevenson and I were dreaming up ideas about how the Door County Community Foundation could make our community stronger. Just a few months […]

  • 2019 Flu Vaccination Clinic Information

    The flu season is coming, and getting a seasonal influenza (flu) vaccination reduces the chances of getting sick from the flu and can also reduce the symptoms if you do get the flu. Influenza can be a very serious disease with many complications. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches, sore throat and a nonproductive cough.  According […]

  • Businesses to Donate Portion of Proceeds to The Healing Project on Oct. 5

    The Healing Project (, a Door County Medical Center initiative, provides no-cost integrative health-care services to Door and Kewaunee county residents living with cancer. Services include acupuncture, energy therapy, massage therapy, nutrition counseling, behavioral health counseling and group mindfulness. On Oct. 5, participating business will donate a portion of that day’s sales to The Healing […]

  • Oktoberfest Festivities at Oct. 7 Memory Café

    The Memory Café at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan St., will host an Oktoberfest get-together Oct. 7, 2 pm. It will feature pretzels, sausages and root beer, and LouAnn Desotelle will instruct participants on some chair-based polka dances. The Early Memory Loss Support Group meets at 1 pm, right before the Café. If […]

  • Waseda Farms Hosts Women’s Fund’s Fundraiser Oct. 8

    Join the Women’s Fund of Door County on Oct. 8, 5-8 pm, for an evening of free family fun at Waseda Farms, 7281 Logerquist Road in Baileys Harbor. This event is part of the Women’s Fund’s 10-year anniversary celebration. Enjoy the Door County fall outdoors with a bonfire, wagon rides, food, music and star gazing. […]

  • Algoma Library Friends Holds Bake Sale Oct. 11

    The Algoma Library Friends’ annual bake sale is coming up on Oct. 11, 9 am – 3 pm; and Oct. 12, 9 am – 1 pm. It’s been extended a day because of the large number of goodies for sale! Stop by the Algoma Visitor Center, 1226 Lake St., for some delicious, homemade treats and […]

  • Aging Mastery Program Starts Five-Week Run on Oct. 14

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County, 916 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, will host the AARP Smart Driver Course on Oct. 10, 10 am – 12 pm, then resuming 1-3 pm. (Arrive by 9:45 am.) Participants will learn defensive-driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road, how to […]

  • Jazzercise Sturgeon Bay Hosts Special Legacy Class Oct. 12

    Dig out your leg warmers and spandex to help Jazzercise pay homage to its 50 years of success by reviving some favorite routines and offering a sampling of the cutting-edge Jazzercise of today. Jazzercise Sturgeon Bay will host a special legacy class Oct. 12, 8 am, at 340 Jaycee Court. Instructors Kari Mitchell and Leslie […]

  • Free Continental Breakfast at Ephraim Moravian Church

    All are welcome when the Ephraim Moravian Church serves a free continental breakfast of fall bakery favorites, beverages and more Oct. 12, 8-11 am. A free-will offering will support the Piggery Project at the church’s sister congregation in Uganda. Fundraisers such as this one started in 2014, and the funds they’ve raised have allowed those […]

  • Home Dedication, Tours for Habitat for Humanity’s 42nd Home

    Habitat for Humanity’s 42nd local home build is almost complete! A ceremony, home dedication and home tours will be held Oct. 16, 4 pm. In advance of the dedication, Habitat for Humanity is also orchestrating a Pack the Pantry food drive: Donate nonperishable food items at the ReStore through Oct. 15 to stock the pantry […]

  • Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale Returns to Fall Fest for Eighth Year

    The amazing Go Bo! Foundation Bake Sale ( will return to Fall Fest for the eighth year. Held next to Al Johnson’s on Oct. 18-20, 9 am – 5 pm each day, it will feature donations of more than 8,200 beautifully decorated cookies from 265 cookie artists in the U.S. and around the world.  All […]

  • Algoma’s Halloween Walk is Oct. 19 & 20

    Every year, Algoma community members and students organize the Halloween Walk for children of all ages. The 13th annual Halloween Walk will take place Oct. 19 and 20, 10 am – 3 pm.  As a nonprofit organization, the Halloween Walk seeks to give children a safe, fun experience as they dress in their Halloween costumes […]

  • Sage-ing Workshop Nov. 7 & 8 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

    Sage-ing International is offering a workshop to introduce the concepts of sage-ing and conscious eldering. This workshop seeks to facilitate personal spiritual awakening as we move through our elder years and is not specific to any religious denomination. The six-hour workshop will be held during two three-hour sessions Nov. 7 and 8, 1-4 pm each […]

  • Salute to Veterans Dinner is Nov. 9

    In cooperation with the Door County Veterans Office, the second annual Salute to Veterans dinner and program will be held Nov. 9, 5 pm, at the Corpus Christi Parish Social Hall. Each veteran and a spouse or friend are invited to enjoy the dinner, presentation of colors, entertainment and keynote speaker. Two complimentary tickets will […]

  • Dentistry by Design Makes Donations to Local Kindergarten Classrooms

    Sixteen kindergarten teachers at Algoma, Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay public schools have each received a $200 donation from Dentistry by Design to use in their classrooms to enhance the experience of the 5K students. The funds were a result of Dentistry by Design’s most recent Volunteer Day.  “With our most recent Volunteer […]

  • Nicholas Herbst Recognized as 2019-20 National Hispanic Scholar

    Congratulations to Nicholas Herbst of Sturgeon Bay High School: He’s been recognized as a 2019-20 National Hispanic Scholar. Each year, the National Hispanic Recognition Program honors more than 7,000 academically outstanding Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT. To be eligible, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino (based on the program’s definition) and achieve a minimum […]

  • FOG Receives Donation for Anti-Bullying Program

    On Sept. 18, the Rotary Club of Door County North presented $1,000 to Vinni Chomeau, head of Friends of Gibraltar, to support Gibraltar’s Challenge Day program on Dec. 11. Students first participated in the anti-bullying program last school year. During Challenge Day, leaders work to create trust and connection, then help participants step out of […]


    Each week the Peninsula Pulse profiles alumni from Door County schools, sharing what they’re up to, what Door County taught them and what inspired them. To suggest an alumnus or alumna to profile, email [email protected]. To learn more about Alumni Door County, visit Breanne Kiehnau wears many hats, and sometimes even a ghostbusters suit […]

  • Featured Pets: Ruthie and Hillary

    Meet 13-year-old Ruthie and 11-year-old Hillary, both available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus!  These senior ladies have lived together for many years, so we’d love to see them find a new home together. Ruthie is more social and will trot up to you for petting while Hillary tends to […]

  • Artzy Studio’s 2019 Holiday Fine Art Show

    Artzy Studio’s second annual holiday fine art show will run Oct. 4-31, featuring 100 new artworks by 10 premier Wisconsin artists: owl art by Clarence P. Cameron; paintings by Irene Olson, Linda Markwardt and Laura Meddaugh; digital photography by Colette Girard; jewelry by Kerri Shannon; jewelry and ceramics by Cynthia L. Koshalek; metal sculpture by […]

  • Ellison Bay Pottery Celebrates American Craft Week

    Ellison Bay Pottery is drawing attention to all the wonderful fine craft in Door County during American Craft Week by hosting two events. On Oct. 5 and 12, 12-3 pm, visit the studio to learn about throwing clay on a potter’s wheel from resident potter John Dietrich. From Oct. 4 to 14, take any old […]

  • Door County Wearable Art Show Returns Oct. 5-6

    The Door County Wearable Art Show ( will return to the Sister Bay Village Hall, 10693 N. Bay Shore Drive, on Oct. 5, 9 am – 5 pm; and Oct. 6, 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is free. The show’s artists are tuned in to the drama and subtleties of the season, creating pieces […]

  • Egg Harbor Galleries Host Artist Demo Day

    Art lovers can visit two Egg Harbor galleries Oct. 5 to watch demonstrations.  Guest artist Leslie Perrino will take her small kiln to Cappaert Contemporary Gallery (920.868.3987), 1-3 pm, to share the basics of applying glass powder to a copper base and, in just minutes, coming out with a shiny, hot, colorful surface known as […]

  • Rossol’s Photography on Display at Cedarburg Art Museum

    Two of Jim Rossol’s photos have been juried into the Cedarburg Art Museum. A team of three jurors evaluated 100 digital artwork entries from eight states for the museum’s sixth annual juried exhibition, titled Night Owls, and 68 works were selected. Rossol ( is an award-winning fine-art photographer who lives in Baileys Harbor. Night Owls […]

  • Meet Sculptor and Storyteller Mark Fischer at Townline Art Fair

    Native American sculptor Mark Fischer will be at Fine Line Design Gallery’s Townline Art Fair on Oct. 12, 10 am – 5 pm; and Oct. 13, 10 am – 4 pm. See his art, and meet the artist and storyteller in person. Woodland pictographs and petroglyphs, traditional Oneida beaded and porcupine quill-work patterns, and a […]

  • BookNook Gardens Opens Fundraising Store in Egg Harbor

    The nonprofit BookNook Gardens group is opening a headquarters and fundraising store, The BookNook Garden House, in the “little blue building” at 4666 Orchard Road in Egg Harbor. The store will offer local, beautifully handmade and crafted garden accents, apparel, tote bags, prints and paintings.  The Garden House is currently promoting its birdhouse egg collection. […]

  • Art in Ephraim Event Returns Oct. 12-13

    The Ephraim Business Council will host the second annual Art in Ephraim weekend Oct. 12-13, when visitors and community members are invited to gallery-hop through the village’s businesses to experience all that Ephraim’s artisan community has to offer. Visitors can pick up a punch card at the Ephraim Visitor Information Center, Artzy Studio, Balistreri Fine […]

  • Celebrate! Sculpture Returns to Egg Harbor

    The nonprofit Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor, which purchases and displays public art in Egg Harbor, welcomes everyone to walk through the village to enjoy the third season of the art show Celebrate! Sculpture. It brings new outdoor sculpture to the village for public display through the end of October. This season there are […]

  • TAP Features Work by Jeanne Kuhns in Lobby Gallery

    Third Avenue Playhouse will feature the work of Jeanne Kuhns in its lobby gallery through Oct. 20. Kuhns gained an appreciation of painting from her grandmother, whom she watched paint in her studio, with the scent of turpentine and cedar trees in the air. Kuhns began painting seriously again in 1996 and sought out the […]

  • Peninsula Poetry: Mike Orlock

    Mike Orlock is a retired high school teacher and coach. He and his wife, Liz, retired to Sturgeon Bay in 2008. He enjoys travel, reading, writing, films and spending time with his two children and five grandchildren.  From 1989 to 2001, Orlock wrote film reviews for the Reporter-Progress newspapers in suburban Chicago and was a […]

  • Publishing Industry News: Oct. 4-11, 2019

    Curious about what’s happening in the world of books and publishing? Catch up on the biggest acquisitions, news, adaptations and more here! • Brenda Jones and Krishan Trotman have signed a four-book deal with Plume that will profile four prominent female Democrats. The series – Queens of Resistance – will cover Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren […]

  • Authors Present Readings with Write On

    As the temperatures start to drop, it’s time to think about which books to have on your winter reading table. To help, Write On, Door County ( is presenting numerous opportunities to meet poets and novelists and find new books to enjoy and learn from. All programs are free and open to the public; donations […]

  • Multiple Book Signings for Baileys Harbor Children’s Book Author

    Baileys Harbor author Sue Jarosh ( has released her fourth book, Madelyn’s Magical Door County Balloon. It’s the result of her Jacksonport shop serving as the longtime site for Jacksonport tourist information. Many families stopped in to ask, “What are some things to do and places to go for families with young children?” Madelyn’s Magical […]

  • Novel Bay Hosts Book Signing with Bradley James Tall

    Novel Bay Booksellers, 44 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, will hold an author book signing with Bradley James Tall on Oct. 5, 2 pm. He recently published The Silence of Darkness, a murder mystery set in Door County that tells how a local deputy and a veterinarian come together to solve the disappearance of […]

  • Jude Genereaux is Featured Poet at Next Dickinson Poetry Series

    Jude Genereaux will be the featured poet at the Dickinson Poetry Series on Oct. 9, 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 10341 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim. The series is held monthly on the second Wednesday and features a renowned local or regional poet, an open mic that allows others to read their poetry […]

  • Jerry Apps’ First Book is Being Re-released as 50th Anniversary Edition

    Fifty years ago, celebrated storyteller and author Jerry Apps had his first book published – The Land Still Lives – and it was his colleague, Earth Day founder and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, who wrote the foreword.  The Wisconsin Historical Society Press ( is now publishing a 50th-anniversary deluxe edition of the book in a gold-foil-stamped […]

  • Historical Society of Michigan Awards ‘Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes’ Book Award

    The Historical Society of Michigan is bestowing its 2019 State History Award in the Books: Children & Youth category on Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes, a children’s book about a Wisconsin dog. Retired Michigan children’s librarian Pamela Cameron researched and wrote the work, which award-winning Wisconsin artist Renée Graef illustrated and the Wisconsin […]

  • Dad’s Season Tickets Charms Sports Fans and Non-Fans Alike

    I don’t like sports. I like theatre. Seeing theatre about sports is weird for me, but I was very excited to take in a show at Northern Sky’s brand-new, indoor Gould Theater. And, despite my initial reservations as a Minnesota-born Wisconsin transplant about seeing a show based on Packer fanatics – and my Minnesota heritage […]

  • Manufacturing Day Is Oct. 4

    Get a firsthand look at precision manufacturing in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park by Tom Strong, Operations Manager, Door County Economic Development Corporation The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) is hosting its third annual Manufacturing Day on Friday, Oct. 4, at the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park, and the Door County Manufacturers Association is generously […]

  • Birch Creek Hosts Night of Jazz during Associates’ Fall Fundraiser

    Birch Creek’s dedicated volunteers, known as associates, will present a festive evening of social time, delicious food and great music Oct. 12 to raise funds in support of Birch Creek’s Play It Forward program. Beloved Jazz II Session faculty performers Jeff Campbell on bass, Rick Haydon on guitar and Reggie Thomas on piano will play […]

  • Three More Chances to See Rogue Theater’s ‘The Odd Couple’

    If you missed Rogue Theater’s August production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple: The Female Version – or even if you didn’t – you can see it for one weekend only, Oct. 11-13, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall, 2392 Cty F. Olive Madison, played by Jamie Buesing; and Florence Unger, played by Lola DeVillers, bring not […]

  • Griffon String Quartet Begins Second Season of Performances and Outreach

    Midsummer’s Music’s resident Griffon String Quartet will celebrate its second season of concerts and community and educational events with a series of performances throughout northeast Wisconsin featuring Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110, and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D.810, “Death and the Maiden.” The quartet will perform […]

  • Learn to Swing Dance!

    Learn the basics of East Coast swing dance during an East Coast swing-dance workshop Oct. 9, 7-9 pm, at Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door School of Dance, 4614 Harbor School Road in Egg Harbor. No previous dance training is needed.  This dance is easy to learn and fun to use for a variety of musical […]

  • Don’t Miss 2019 Pumpkin Patch Festival

    Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival – a fall family tradition – will return Oct. 12-13 with great live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin and scarecrow displays, kids’ games and activities, food and fun. New this year? Horseshoe Bay Farms is providing a free shuttle that allows visitors to park at Frank Murphy County […]

  • Fall Color Day in Liberty Grove Oct. 12

    The Liberty Grove Historical Society Museum, 11831 Hwy 42 in Ellison Bay, will provide a great backdrop and grand view for fall photo opportunities during Fall Color Day, Oct. 12, 10 am – 2 pm. Visit the museum, wander the beautiful grounds and take a camera to capture this favorite seasonal view overlooking Ellison Bay. […]

  • “History of Whitetails Unlimited” at Crossroads

    The Door County Historical Society (DCHS) will host – and Russ Austad will present – the yesteryear program “The History of Whitetails Unlimited” on Oct. 5, 1 pm, in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek.  Austad will discuss Whitetails Unlimited’s mission, initiatives and projects and chronicle its rise from humble beginnings to the […]

  • Mushroom Hike at Crossroads

    Be at Crossroads at Big Creek on Oct. 5, 10 am – 12 pm, to search for and learn about mushrooms during a hike with naturalist and mushroom expert Charlotte Lukes. The program is free, but it’s limited to 15 participants. Sign up by email at [email protected], and meet at the Collins Learning Center. Wild […]

  • DCMM Announces Maritime Speaker Series

    The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) has announced the schedule for its 2019-20 Maritime Speaker Series, presented in partnership with series sponsor Door County Medical Center.  The series offers programs ranging from historical topics to current Great Lakes issues, held monthly on the first Thursday, October through May, 7 pm, in the Reddin Bridge Room […]

  • Putting the Brakes on Breast Cancer

    Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Young Automotive ( in Sturgeon Bay – and more than 100 other independent auto repair shops across the country and NAPA Auto Parts – are teaming up to raise money for a breast cancer vaccine through the Brakes for Breasts fundraiser. As part of the fundraiser, the auto repair facilities […]

  • Stage Road Inn’s Famously Good Pizza and Country Charm

    Growing up in a small Wisconsin town, I remember the go-to take-out option for my family, as well for many of our neighbors, was always pizza from the local pizza place. It was first called Paul Revere’s and then changed hands and became Romano’s. Either way, it was always the local hot spot after sports […]

  • Big Mouth and The Power Tool Horns Ready to Rock DCA

    Big Mouth and The Power Tool Horns will take their wide-ranging, high-energy music to the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) on Oct. 5, 7 pm, as part of the auditorium’s fall Blues, Roots and American Stories series. Almost 40 years after guitarist Jay Whitney founded the band in Michigan, Big Mouth is still going strong and […]

  • Miller and Fernandez Impress DCA Audience

    Bill Miller and Wade Fernandez – two internationally known leaders in the world of contemporary Native Americana music – performed at Door Community Auditorium Sept. 28. The performance by these two Wisconsin musical legends – which also included dance – in a one-of-a-kind double bill was part of the auditorium’s fall Blues, Roots, and American Stories series. […]

  • Little Eddie Big Cup Raises Thousands for Mental Health-Related Charities

    The sixth Little Eddie Big Cup golf tournament raised thousands of dollars for mental health-related charities Sept. 29. The sold-out tournament at Peninsula State Park is played in memory of former course employee, bartender and costume-wearer extraordinaire Eddie Strege, who died in 2014.  The event included prizes for the winning teams and costumes, plus a […]

  • Obituary: Donald J. Sarter

    Sept. 21, 1951 – Sept. 30, 2019  It is with a heavy heart that we ring eight bells for Donald James Sarter. He was lost at sea in Lake Superior at 68 years old. Don was born in Sturgeon Bay to Herbert and Gwendolyn (Crewe) Sarter. On April 29, 1994, he married Julie Ann Lehmann in the Bahamas. Don […]

  • 2019 Fall Playlist

    Even though the sun and warmth of summer have left Door County, the music always remains. As we head into the fall season, recall those balmy, 70(ish)-degree days during the early summer when we introduced the Weekly Music Preview (WMP): an email that you can subscribe to that serves up a heaping plateful of anything […]

  • Obituary: Jeanette “Jean” (Bretl) Schmitz

    March 28, 1927 – Sept. 30, 2019  Jeanette “Jean” (Bretl) Schmitz, 92, of Maplewood died at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Algoma. She was born in the town of Nasewaupee to John and Pauline (Blonde) Klaubauf. On June 25, 1947, Jean married Francis Bretl. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1962. She married Norbert Schmitz on […]

  • Obituary: Larry R. Swanson

    Sept. 22, 1945 – Sept. 29, 2019  A descendent of Swedish immigrants who arrived in the late 1800s, Larry was born in the Mississippi River Town of Redwing, Minnesota, to Raymond and Lorraine Swanson. At the age of 74, he died in DePere, Wisconsin, at the Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice Residence. Larry grew up with a […]

  • Obituary: Richard Arden Bierman

    Feb. 5, 1933 – Sept. 27, 2019  Richard (Dick) Arden Bierman, 86, died in Sister Bay. He was born in Milwaukee to architect Richard H. Bierman and Florence Sontag Bierman. Dick was a 1951 graduate of Custer High and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1956 with a degree in geology. Dick was a member of […]

  • Obituary: Anna Mae Smith

    April 19, 1923 – Sept. 28, 2019 Anna Mae Smith, 96, formerly of Institute, died and was reunited with her husband, Ralph (one day after their 74th wedding anniversary), at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center in Sturgeon Bay. She was born in Menominee, Michigan, the daughter of William “Fus” […]

  • Obituary: John Lawrence Dasher

    Oct. 22, 1937 – Sept. 27, 2019  John Lawrence Dasher, 81, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, and Sturgeon Bay died in the loving arms of his family at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. He was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Frank Leon Dasher Jr. and Agnes (Warder) Dasher. John graduated from Keota High School […]

  • Obituary: Ralph E. Miller

    Nov. 13, 1925 – Sept. 26, 2019  Ralph E. Miller, 93, of Sturgeon Bay died at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. He was born in Sheboygan to Lawrence and Odelia (Ullman) Miller and graduated from Brussels High School. On April 25, 1953, he married Betty Lou Koehler at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg. She preceded him in death […]

  • Obituary: Eleanor A. Kemp

    July 4, 1923 – Sept. 25, 2019  Eleanor A. Kemp, 96, of Sturgeon Bay died at the Skilled Nursing Facility of Door County Medical Center. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of William Burton and Clara (Bartow) Legg. Ellie graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago with the Class of 1940. She enjoyed singing […]

  • Obituary: Gladdy Sekadlo

    Nov. 21, 1936 – Sept. 25, 2019  Gladdy (Erickson) Sekadlo, 82, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born in Florence, Wisconsin, to Hjalmer and Edith (Johnson) Erickson. Her family later moved to Two Rivers, where she attended and graduated from Washington High School with the Class of 1954.  On Sept. […]

  • Obituary: LeNore “Bubbie” Bubnik

    Feb. 4, 1925 – Sept. 24, 2019  LeNore “Bubbie” Bubnik, 94, of Sturgeon Bay died peacefully at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility with her family by her side. She was born in Algoma, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Ida (Serrahn) Mraz. LeNore was the youngest of five children. Upon her graduation from Algoma High School, she […]