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Peninsula Pulse – October 2 – 9, 2015

In this issue

  • Dorothy Scott

    Support The Human Kindness Project at Oct. 3 Performance

    Celebrate music, storytelling and friendship with proceeds to benefit the 2015/16 Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) LEAP, The Human Kindness Project – a grassroots anti-bullying project/performance. On Oct. 3 at 7 pm, two international performers and teens from the Door County MDCMC LEAP, The Human Kindness Project will take the stage at Nelson Healing […]

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    Cassie Slater Returns to Pen Players in “Nunsense”

    The zany Little Sisters of Hoboken are kicking up their heels and lifting their voices at the Peninsula Players production of Nunsense through Oct. 18. Join Reverend Mother, a former circus performer itching to reclaim the spotlight, and her four sisters as they stage a riotous variety show filled with comic misadventures that are sure […]

  • grilled pork tenderloin ryan sherman

    Off the Grill: Grilled Pork Tenderloin & Grill Roasted Corn on the Cob

    By Ryan Sherman Some of my family’s favorite foods on the grill are very simple, with pork tenderloin and corn near the top of the list. Grilled Pork Tenderloin There are a couple ways to prepare pork tenderloin; you can either coat it in a spice rub or marinate it in your favorite sauce. No […]

  • White oak leaf. roy lukes

    Roy Lukes: The Mighty Oaks

    I like to think there was rejoicing among the wild animals recently after the strong winds. My guess is that many tons of acorns were shaken to the ground in our county, there to be eaten by at least two dozen or more species of wild animal among the nearly 100 known to consume acorns […]

  • Spots Still Available at Birch Creek Breast Cancer Recovery Retreat

    The cost has recently been reduced for the Oct. 15 – 18 Infinite Boundaries Retreat for Breast Cancer Recovery. A donor offered to pay a portion of the registration fee for this retreat only. The cost is usually $400, but for a limited time the fee has been reduced to $300. Register now to get […]

  • washington island ferry line jim lundstrom

    Back and Forth for 75 Years: Washington Island Ferry Line Honored

      With the sound of happy people and ferry commerce in the background, local and state officials gathered in front of the Northport Pier Visitor Center under a sunny sky and an unusually becalmed Death’s Door on Sept. 25 to recognize the Washington Island Ferry Line for 75 years of service. Among those gathered to […]

  • Sister Bay Business Owners Comment on Construction

    Sister Bay is tentatively a “war zone” as Jane Kayser from Domicile put it. But every Friday, work crews lay down asphalt over the massive holes they have blasted in the highway and open the road as if the only work they did was patching a few potholes. The village stops construction on the highway […]

  • David Weber

    Pinkert’s David Weber Named “Super Lawyer”

    Pinkert Law Firm LLP announces that partner David L. Weber has been selected as a 2015 Wisconsin “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine. This is the third consecutive year that Attorney Weber has been named to the Super Lawyer list. The Wisconsin Super Lawyers designation is awarded to only the top five percent of all […]

  • By the Numbers: States Where Hispanics Are Most Assimilated

    With Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) having just begun and Hispanic immigration recently dominating the political forefront, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2015’s States Where Hispanics Are Most Assimilated. To measure how well Hispanics have adapted to mainstream American society relative to where they live, WalletHub’s analysts compared the […]

  • Deadline Extended for Dairy Margin Protection Program Enrollment

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the deadline to enroll for the dairy Margin Protection Program for coverage in 2016 has been extended until Nov. 20, 2015. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin – the difference between the price of milk and […]

  • Silent Sports Column: When to Sign Up for Next Year

      The last event of the season is often the most grand. It is the culmination of a year of training and you can lay it all on the line without worrying about the next event. All you have to look forward to is unstructured time off. But that moment immediately after your last race […]

  • Wen’s Days in October at Yum Yum Tree

    Wen’s Days began the first week of October at the Yum Yum Tree in Baileys Harbor. One-half of all proceeds on Wednesdays in October will go toward Wen’s tuition at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Xiaowen Niu was a J1 (foreign) worker at the Yum Yum Tree in 2014. She dreamed of a career in […]

  • DCMM campaign

    DCMM Introduces New Campaign, “Reaching New Heights in Our Maritime Heritage”

    The Door County Maritime Museum has launched its largest fundraising campaign since the construction of its waterfront museum in Sturgeon Bay nearly 20 years ago. Calling it a “major step forward,” the museum is expanding its Sturgeon Bay facility with a one-of-a-kind 11-story tower that will serve both as an observation platform for the community’s […]

  • Births, Oct. 2 – 9

    Rob and Mia Doll, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on Sept. 17, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Craig and Vicki Helling, Staples, Minn. Paternal grandparents are Dave Doll, Staples, Minn., and Kathy Doll, Fargo N.D. Charity and Craig Carey, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents […]

  • Obituary: Helmuth F. Soellner

    Helmuth F. Soellner, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Milwaukee, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2015, at Anna’s Healthcare. He was born in Hanover, Germany, on June 1, 1922, the son of the late Herman and Frieda (Zeisler) Soellner. Hal immigrated to Milwaukee with his family in 1925 and was a proud alumna of […]

  • Hike the New Trails at Ida Bay Preserve

    Now that new trails are cut at Crossroads at Big Creek’s Ida Bay Preserve, hikers can visit the mixed hardwood forest at the northeast corner of the Ida Bay property. The hike is scheduled for Oct. 3 at 10 am. Hikers should meet at the parking lot on Canal Road at the Buffalo Ridge Trail […]

  • Obituary: Elberta Jean Dahlin

    Elberta Jean Dahlin, 77, of Gills Rock, Wisconsin, passed away suddenly and peacefully at home, Sunday morning, September 27, 2015. Elberta was born on December 8, 1937 in Chicago Illinois to Ester and Albin Nelson. Elberta graduated from Amundson High School and Moline Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing and was employed by Weiss Memorial Hospital […]

  • Letter: Big Thanks to Ministry

    I’d like to say a very big thank you to all the people who work in the many departments and the Fish Creek branch of Ministry Door County Medical Center. All of you play a very important part in keeping my family, my neighbors and me alive and well. Your role might not be “front […]

  • New Agricultural Enterprise Areas Available Jan. 1, 2016

    Wisconsin will hit the one million-acre mark with the designation of new and expanded agricultural enterprise areas for 2015, Sec. Ben Brancel announced. The new acreage will become official Jan. 1, after Brancel signs orders creating two new agricultural enterprise areas, or AEAs, and expanding an existing one. Wisconsin will then have 31 AEAs totaling […]

  • Obituary: Jane Boman

    Jane Boman was born June 30, 1924 and died Sept. 21, 2015. Funeral arrangements are pending. Check  

  • County Passes Communication Tower Ordinance

    In a 13-7 vote, the county board passed an amendment to a zoning ordinance that will regulate telecommunication towers. The application fee to build a tower will remain at $500, but with some exemptions removed, a local internet provider may find the fees cost prohibitive. Discussion prior to the vote found supervisors, primarily in the […]

  • Little Eddie Big, and Little, Cups Raises $17,000

    A weekend of golf honoring the late Ed Strege was filled with great turnout and weather as 140 golfers descended on Peninsula State Park Golf Course on Sunday, Sept. 27 for the second annual Little Eddie Big Cup. The event, along with the Little Eddie Little Cup at Red Putter Mini Golf on Saturday, Sept. […]

  • Autumn Classic Trees Offered

    The Arbor Day Foundation will brighten up your fall by offering 10 free autumn classics trees when you join the organization in October. The free trees are part of the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation’s Trees for America campaign, a program dedicated to environmental stewardship through the planting of trees. Everyone who joins the Arbor Day […]

  • Municipal Spending Resumes Growth After 2012 Declines

    Submitted by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance After falling three percent in 2012, net operating spending in Wisconsin’s 244 largest cities and villages rose 2.2 percent in 2013 from $823 to $842 per person. These figures are from MunicipalFacts15, an exclusive annual study released by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). WISTAX is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization […]

  • del faust pumpkin

    Pumpkinmania! Results

    Giant pumpkins and squash glistened in the sun at the 2nd annual Pumpkinmania competition held Sept. 26 at the Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay. Sanctioned by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (, the contest attracted 17 big pumpkin entries from growers in Wisconsin and Minnesota (two of those were for exhibition only so were […]

  • Pink Pumpkins at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy

    It started three years ago, when the Schopf family was thinking of a way to support cancer research and people being treated for the disease that had taken their family members and friends. Dennis Schopf suggested combining pumpkins, a traditional part of autumn, with the color pink, the international symbol of the fight against breast […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs, Oct. 2 – 9

    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? “They embed themselves in my hair, lay eggs, have little kids…then I have to go home and shower!” “I think your car […]

  • Letter: Sister Bay Has A “Small” Problem

    Are you aware there is a quarry located in the Village of Sister Bay? It’s behind Shopko and the Mobil Station. Many people have, or had, no idea because it had been non-active for many years. It is owned and operated by Brandon Small who lives in the Appleton area. When the Small family business […]

  • scandia village music and memory

    Music Works Magic: New Program Helps Scandia Village Residents with Dementia

      Patrick Knapp, activity director at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, says participation in the Music & Memory program, begun in January 2014, has produced amazing results for residents with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. The Wisconsin Department of Heath Services chose Scandia as the Door County site for a program in 100 facilities statewide […]

  • We Are HOPE logo

    New Members Appointed to We Are HOPE, Inc. Board

    We Are HOPE, Inc. has elected four new board members to their Board of Directors. Incoming board members include: Tom Lardinois, president of WireTech Fabricators; Betty Rockendorf, director of Health Information Management at Ministry Door County Medical Center; Ben Wingert, Human Resources at Fincantieri/Bay Shipbuilding and Matt Erickson, wireless sales executive at Cellcom. Other members […]

  • "Fall Swale" by Doug Sherman.

    Hikes, Yoga and Fall Fun Days at The Ridges

    The Ridges offers a variety of programs designed to take advantage of the lovely sights and sounds of autumn

  • Manners Matter: No Time to Chat at the Gym

      Dear Mary Pat, I just joined a local gym and although my time there is limited, it is still very precious to me. How do I let other gym-goers know that I don’t have time to chat? I’ve tried keeping my ear buds in but find that some people will stand there and wait […]

  • Reps in the News

    Representative Joel Kitchens 
 Kitchens is proud to have co-authored Senate Bill 252 (SB 252) which passed the Assembly Sept. 24. The bill addresses the loss of utility aid payments as power plants begin closing across the state. “This bill is essential to helping Kewaunee County cope with a six percent cut to their operating […]

  • "The Observed and the Observer" by Jane Troup.

    Art/Speaks at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Art/Speaks is Write On, Door County’s first ekphrasis challenge. In collaboration with Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Write On invites Edgewood visitors to explore the art and write in response to a piece that is moving or inspiring. Ekphrasis is literary description of, or a commentary on, a visual work of art. Most commonly associated with poetry, […]

  • apples public domain

    Eating Green: Apples

      While an apple a day may not be the only thing you need to keep the doctor away, it can definitely help. Evidence has shown apples to correlate with reduced risk of cancer, stroke, diabetes, obesity, Parkinson’s and a host of other maladies. While it is impossible to pin down apples as the sole […]

  • chili cook-off

    Bill Freisleben Wins Cook-Off with Bacon, Beer and Door County Cherry Chili

    On Sept. 6, Frontier Wilderness Campground held its annual Chili Cook-Off. More than $1,700 was raised for the Egg Harbor First Responders. Pictured is Bill Freisleben, who took first place with his Bacon, Beer and Door County Cherry Chili.

  • Paul Burton: Why Aren’t All Fire Engines Red?

      Why aren’t all fire engines painted red? Public safety records and other studies show that red or red-and-white engines are more likely to be in an accident than a lime-yellow engine. Lime-yellow is easy to see during the day because it falls in the middle of the visual spectrum, where we rely mainly on […]

  • The Great Wall of China. Photo by Dale Johnson.

    Journey to China at Next Travelogue Screening

    On Oct. 9 the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Northern Door present a fascinating journey to China – an ancient country and culture steeped in history and tradition. The show, aptly titled China Rising, will highlight the contrasts between old and new, ancient and modern. Moviegoers will be transported to such fascinating sites as China’s […]

  • Gibraltar Wins at Winneconne CC Meet

    The Gibraltar High School boys cross country team won the small school division of the Winneconne Invitational Sept. 22 at Lake Breeze Golf Course. 
In addition to the trophy, the boys team also took home four medals: third – Caleb House; fourth – Evan Henry; seventh – Matt Scharrig; and eighth – Ian Moore. In […]

  • Jodie DeSalvo

    Jodie DeSalvo, Jonathan Bass and Cynthia Stiehl in Concert at Birch Creek

    The Birch Creek Associates will host their eighth annual fundraiser on Oct. 11, with a catered dinner and concert featuring Symphony Session pianist Jodie DeSalvo, Washington Island student Jonathan Bass, and mezzo-soprano Cynthia Stiehl. DeSalvo is an internationally recognized pianist who has captured the attention of audiences with her classical and jazz interpretations of the […]

  • Golf League Results, Oct. 2 – 9

    MAXWELTON BRAES Maxwelton Braes Couples Scramble (Sept. 20) Low Gross: Jim & Toni Marsden Low Net: First – Bob & Nora Joseph; Second – Bob & Barb Shine; Third – Bob & Carolyn Kimbell and Jim & Joanie Musiel. Event Winners: Ladies – Carolyn Kimbell & Barb Shine; Men – Barry Quinnes & Bob Joseph. […]

  • Moral Dimensions of Climate Change Discussed at UUF

    Dan Dieterich, Wisconsin state coordinator of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, will speak on “Climate Action: A Moral Imperative” for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s Oct. 7 program at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim. The program begins at 7 pm. It is free, and the public is welcome. Dieterich will explore the moral […]

  • Commentary: County Board Voted to Impede Rural Internet Service

    By David Studebaker Chair, Technical Committee, Town of Liberty Grove Member, Economic Development Committee, Town of Liberty Grove I attended my first Door County Board meeting [on Sept. 29]. My reason for attending was the proposed new ordinance regulating all types of communications towers in unincorporated Door County. I have been actively involved for several […]

  • Construction Update: Oct. 2-9

    Hwy. 42, Village of Sister Bay Schedule: July 2015 to June 2016 Length: 0.8 miles Cost: $5.8 million Location: Village of Sister Bay, between Country Walk Drive to Scandia Road Description: This project involves the reconstruction of Hwys. 42 and 57 in Sister Bay. The work includes traffic and erosion control, signing, storm sewer, sanitary […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High Schoolers Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program

    Two Sturgeon Bay High School students recently earned national recognition. Paige Frystak has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this talented senior. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation […]

  • Harvest Supper at Ephraim Moravian Church

    On Oct. 14, the Ephraim Moravian Church will hold a Harvest Supper and sale of Honduran handmade goods to benefit the Moravian Medical Clinic in Ahuas, Honduras. There will be two seatings for the supper at 5 and 6:30 pm. The dinner is $10 and $5 for kids 12 and below, and includes large baked […]

  • Halloween Costume Exchange at Sturgeon Bay YMCA

    The Sturgeon Bay YMCA Program Center will host a Halloween Costume Exchange on Oct. 3 at 1 pm. Everyone is welcome to the annual exchange. Bring your kid’s gently-worn costume and exchange it for a different costume that will fit your child. The exchange enables families to reuse and recycle, as well as save money […]

  • sevastopol science group

    Sevastopol Middle and High School Named National Blue Ribbon School

    The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named Sevastopol Middle and High School as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. Sevastopol was recognized in the category of an Exemplary High Performing School as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. The school is one of 335 public and private schools nationwide to receive the […]

  • Obituary: Gail M. Nolte

    Gail M. Nolte, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee after a battle with cancer. She was born April 5, 1955, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of William and Elizabeth Kiehnau. Gail was baptized on May 22, 1955, and confirmed on May 25, […]

  • Trivia, Oct. 2-9, 2015

    This week’s question: What is Judge Judith Sheindlin’s annual salary? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: What is the origin of the term “jaywalker?” Answer: The word “jay” was once slang for “foolish person,” so when a pedestrian ignored street signs, they were referred to as a “jaywalker.”

  • Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Trail Ride Open to All Riders

    Youth and adults from all over Door County are looking forward to the annual Fall 2015 Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Trail Ride. The ride takes place Oct. 11 at Mary and Phil Bley’s farm at 6832 County Road T in Egg Harbor. Registration begins at 9 am and the ride starts at 10 […]

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    Cheers!: PC Police Pick on the Wrong Skull Splitter

      A few years back, the PC police tried to lower the boom on Skull Splitter, a big malty ale from the Orkney Brewery. It’s a beer that has been revered by beer enthusiasts for as long as I can remember. The complaint by the PC police was that the name implied violence and trumpeted […]

  • Obituary: Mark Richard Ewaskowitz

    Mark Richard Ewaskowitz, 59, of Sturgeon Bay, died at his home on Friday, September 25, 2015, after a lengthy illness. He was born April 18, 1956, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Eugene and Sally (Woller) Ewaskowitz. Following his graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1974, Mark went on to study architectural […]

  • Susan Whitney

    Server of the Week: Susan Whitney of Door County Maritime Museum

    A trip to Door County Maritime Museum wouldn’t be complete Without a chat or a purchase from Susan Whitney.   She is the store manager for all three museum sites, Making sure all the inventory is set up just right.   She’s a transplant from Manitowoc, now living in Sturgeon Bay. Biking, hiking and being […]

  • Pulse Price Report, Oct. 2 – 9

    Crop prices (Sept. 29) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price Basis Corn $3.42/bushel -0.45 Soybeans $8.07/bushel -0.70 Wheat (SRW) $4.45/bushel -0.61   Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.68/bushel -0.19 New-Corn Crop $3.68/bushel -0.19   Basis: The difference between the local cash price for a commodity and the Chicago cash price […]

  • washington island lit fest

    FRAMED, Oct. 2 – 9

    Washington Island Literary Festival participants enjoy a sunny day on the boathouse deck at Rock Island. (From left) Marianne Fons, writer; Bob and Deb Wayman, owners of Fair Isle Books, Washington Island; and captain and author Don Kilpela and wife, Betty, of Copper Harbor, Michigan. Photo by Dick Purinton.

  • Letter: Not Exactly a Ravaging of Nature

    The most recent meeting of the Town of Liberty Grove on 16 Sept. last approved unanimously the recommendation of the town’s Highway Committee – also by unanimous vote – to award the bid for the tree cutting portion of the Beach Road Improvement project to Dave’s Tree Service in a low-bid amount of $11,212.50. Work […]

  • Letter: Climb the Tower at Potawatomi

    Visitors to Door County and residents are understandably concerned that Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park has been closed. We do not know the fate of the structure yet, but in the meantime we would like to make everyone aware that there is an alternative. Potawatomi State Park is only about 10 minutes from Sturgeon […]

  • USDA Loans Available during Harvest-Time Lows

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director, Warren Hanson reminds producers that USDA offers interim financing at harvest time to help producers meet cash flow needs without having to sell commodities when market prices are at harvest-time lows. The programs, known as Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan […]

  • hey hey 5k

    Hey Hey 5k Draws Crowd to Baileys Harbor

    The inaugural Hey Hey 5k run drew 160 runners to Baileys Harbor Saturday, Sept. 26, to enjoy a great course, polka, and beer from presenting sponsor Door County Brewing Co. Race Director Myles Dannhausen Jr. of the Peninsula Pacers was pleased with the turnout. “For a first-year event taking place in the heart of the […]

  • Literacy Door County to Offer One-on-One Tutoring

    Literacy Door County has recently formed and will offer individual tutoring in speaking, reading and writing English, basic math and will tutor individuals acquiring U.S. Citizenship. Services will be available to anyone in Door County who wants to improve his or her skills for job placement or advancement, helping with their children’s homework or to […]

  • Artwork All the Way from Africa at UU Gallery

    The October UU Gallery exhibit comes all the way from Africa via the Zimbabwe Artists Project (ZAP), a nonprofit organization that grew out of student trips sponsored by Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. ZAP supports Weya women artists by buying art directly from them and selling it to people in the United States. A […]

  • A Band Called Honalee Brings Modern-Day Folk to TAP

    For one night only, on Oct. 13, A Band Called Honalee will take the stage at Third Avenue Playhouse at 7:30 pm. A Band Called Honalee, a modern-day folk trio inspired by the legacy of Peter, Paul & Mary, will appear on Oct. 13 as part of the Music On The Main Stage series. Musically […]

  • Community Organizations Fill in Gaps from Family Centers Closing

    The Family Centers of Door County recognizes that many of their programs are still needed and have worked hard to match their current programs with other local organizations so that the programming will continue to serve the community. The Boys and Girls Club of Door County (920.746.5125) has taken over the Sturgeon Bay Babysitters Clinic […]

  • Jason Pansier

    Inside/Outside Sale to Benefit Firefighter Jason Pansier

    Jason “Jake” Pansier, 37, is a farmer and a captain of the Ledgeview Fire Department. On July 8, 2015, Pansier was pinned under a 40,000-pound tractor. Due to extensive internal damage and damage to his legs and hip, he was not expected to live. After two hours, when Jake was freed, he was hospitalized for […]

  • Obituary: Rita Jean Miller

    Rita Jean Miller, 65, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Ministry Door County Medical Center. She was born July 19, 1950, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Eugene and Helen (Orthober) Miller. Rita graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1968 before attending tech school in […]

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    Great Lakes Islands Added to Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy announced the expansion of the Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge to include most of St. Martin Island and all of Rocky Island in Lake Michigan, adding another 1,290 acres to the 330-acre refuge. The islands are part of the Grand Traverse chain, which extends from […]

  • News Bulletin: Ahnapee Brewery Earns Silver Medal at Great American Beer Festival

    WHAT HAPPENED Ahnapee Brewery was first put on the map in 1868 when sales of “the foaming beverage” were in high demand by Civil War veterans. The newly revived brewery was put on the map last weekend for a second time on a national level by the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), where only 274 […]

  • Jacksonport OKs Lakeside Park Conceptual Plan

    The Jacksonport Town Board and about a dozen residents who attended the monthly meeting on Sept. 29 got a 3-D computer-generated tour of a conceptual plan for an upgrade of Lakeside Park. Providing the tour was John Meredith, owner of Lakeshores Landscape & Design of Sturgeon Bay. Meredith was tasked with coming up with three […]

  • Municipal News: Oct. 2-9

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Waterfront Design Review Board meets at noon on Oct. 5 to consider a building addition for American Petroleum, 211 Michigan St. The Common Council meets at noon on Oct. 6.   County of Door: Two new county board supervisors were sworn in at the board’s monthly meeting held Sept. 29. […]

  • Additional Screening of “Gen Silent” Set for Oct. 8

    PFLAG Door County, ADRC/Senior & Community Center, and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) have teamed up to offer a second screening of Gen Silent in northern Door County on Oct. 8, 6 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in north Ephraim. These statistics set the stage for the film: there […]

  • World Marketplace Returns to Shepherd of the Bay

    World Marketplace at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay welcomes Door County visitors to support the work of artisans from impoverished areas of the world. The marketplace features unique fabric, wood, stone products: jewelry, baskets, instruments, games, decor as well as organic teas, coffees, and chocolates. The marketplace will be open Oct. […]

  • Baylake Bank Locations Will Remain Open After Merger Closing

    Nicolet National Bank (Nicolet) and Baylake Bank (Baylake) announce that the Door County branch locations will remain open after the closing of the merger. On Sept. 8, Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. and Baylake Corp. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge. The Door County locations include Brussels, Egg Harbor, Ellison Bay, Fish Creek, Sister […]

  • High School Fall Athletics, Oct. 2 – 9

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Oct. 6 @ Brillion, 4:15 pm Football Oct. 2 @ Bowler, 7 pm Oct. 9 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7 pm Soccer Oct. 5 @ NEW Lutheran, 4:30 pm Oct. 6 vs. Roncalli, 6:30 pm Oct. 8 @ Sheboygan Falls, 4:30 pm Volleyball Oct. 3 @ Gresham, 9 am Oct. 8 vs. Kewaunee, […]

  • Letter: Visit This Green Home

    With the falling of the leaves and the coming of winter, the White House declares October National Energy Awareness Month. I’m doing my part to increase energy awareness by participating in the Wisconsin Solar Tour and opening my home Saturday, Oct. 3, to showcase the renewable energy systems of my home (120 Alabama St., Sturgeon […]

  • Door County Conservation Leaders Lauded at Statewide Ceremony

    Door County was prominently represented at the Monona Terrace in Madison on Sept. 24 when two local leaders were honored with Land Conservation Leadership Awards from Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts. Dan Burke, executive director of the Door County Land Trust (DCLT), and State Assembly Representative Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) took home two […]

  • "Flora Red" by Sandra and Wence Martinez.

    Martinez Weavings Back at Mr. Helsinki

    Wence and Sandra Martinez will hang a rotating selection of their weavings and paintings at Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fish Creek over the winter months. “There is some kind of pixie magic in those tall, beautiful red walls that makes our weavings just glow. Maybe it is the wine, or the spicy […]

  • Promote Your Business in Fall Fest Ping Pong Ball Drop

    Want to promote your business in the annual Fall Fest Ping Pong Ball Drop? Sister Bay Advancement Association is opening the ball drop up to businesses outside of the Sister Bay area for the first time in decades. Here are the basic details: this offer is available until Oct. 4. First, decide how many prizes, […]

  • DCHS Heddy

    Featured Pet: Heddy

    Heddy can only be described as an independent, strong-willed female that lives life to the beat of her own drum. This one-of-a-kind feline is twelve and a half years old and has a sleek grey coat with mesmerizing green eyes. She enjoys basking in the sun, receiving lots of attention on her terms and being […]

  • Zion Lutheran School

    The Little Congregation That Could: Zion Lutheran School Celebrates 40 Years

    On a recent September school day, a beautiful and mysterious-sounding music of tone chimes emanated from the Upper Room of 5th through 8th grade students, while down at the far end of the hall, the kindergartners were singing with enough gusto to be easily heard in the hallway. It’s just another day at Zion Lutheran […]

  • Pet Talk: How to Help a Dog with Car Sickness

      By Sally Salopek Q. Our dog Princess gets car sick. We would love to be able to take her with us in the car more often, but it is hard with her always getting sick and throwing up. Any suggestions on how to help her? A. Dog motion sickness is more commonly seen in […]

  • Obituary: Betty Lou Dearborn

    Betty Lou Dearborn, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Golden Living Center-Dorchester. She was born October 15, 1926, in Davenport, IA, the daughter of the late Alfred and Bertha (Schiffke) Ziebarth. Betty graduated from Davenport High School. On June 18, 1947, she married Elbert “Ray” Raymond Dearborn at the Little […]

  • Bret Bicoy: How Gender Impacts Charitable Giving

      Charities have long known that women are more likely to contribute than men, but new research has uncovered some remarkable differences when it comes to each gender’s approach to philanthropy. Where Do Men and Women Give? Gender Differences in the Motivations and Purposes for Charitable Giving is a new study that was released in […]

  • Water Street Hot Shots, Pumpkin Fest, Iron Pour and More Weekend Plans

    Visit Door County in all its autumn glory and enjoy what local business and organizations have to offer, from evening tours of a historic lighthouse to a red hot iron pour and of course, Egg Harbor’s annual Pumpkin Patch. Friday, October 9 Evening Tours of Eagle Bluff Lighthouse For two weekends in October, the Eagle […]

  • Wrigley Field. Randy Rasmussen.

    Painting Celebrates Breaking of Cubs’ “Curse”

    I was born and raised in Racine, Wisconsin. Milwaukee County Stadium, home of the Milwaukee Braves and then the Milwaukee Brewers, was about 41 miles north of my home. Wrigley Field was south, maybe 60 miles to the main gate. As I grew up I learned that on almost any afternoon, WGN-TV (Channel 9 in […]

  • Chuck Eaton oil painting

    Door County Artists in WEA Annual Show

    The Rahr-West Museum in Manitowoc will host the Water’s Edge Artists (WEA) annual juried exhibit, The Art of Preservation, Sept. 27 – Nov. 1. WEA’s membership includes oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylic painters primarily from the UP to Plymouth, Wisconsin. Most of the subject matter and monthly plein air painting destinations are endangered or historic […]

  • OutDOORs with Coggin Heeringa: A Case for Not Mowing

    Trees are showing tantalizing hints of yellow and red. The fall color season is upon us. Motor coach tourists, bicycles riders, festival goers, weekenders, and the lucky people who live on the Door Peninsula have taken to the highways and byways to celebrate the beauty of October. Alas, they are missing one of the most […]

  • Fall quilt by Lynn.

    Upcoming Amish Quilt & Craft Show at Mr. G’s

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts features fall fiber art by Lynn. Her colorful handcrafted wall quilts are all hand-pieced using the paper piecing method. This method allows the artist to create soft sculpture pieces using very small decorative fabrics to create more fine detail in each original piece created. The artist pays close attention to detail […]

  • Jewelry by Peter Ciesla and Skye of Bazyli Studio.

    Bazyli Trunk Show at Linden Gallery

    On Oct. 4, 11am – 5 pm, join Peter Ciesla and Skye of Bazyli Studio for their annual jewelry trunk show at Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay. They will feature their ongoing Asian Collection, incorporating treasured Miao silverwork from Southwest China. Each piece is unique and there are new pieces being created all the time. […]

  • The Bestseller List, Oct. 2 – 9

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 2. The Girl in the Spider’s Web, by David Lagercrantz 3. Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff 4. Purity, by Jonathan Franzen 5. Go Set a Watchman, by Harper Lee HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo 2. […]

  • An Afternoon of Wine and Romance at Orchard Country Winery

    Sample great writing and great wine as six of the region’s best romance novelists come together for a late afternoon of wine and romance. Join authors Valerie Clarizio, Patti Fiala, Virginia McCullough, Steve Mitchell, Mary Grace Murphy, and Barbara Raffin at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery, 9197 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek, on October 2, 4 – […]

  • Franne Dickinson Book Signing at Bay Art

    Bay Art Gallery will hold a book signing with Franne Dickinson on Oct. 10, 2 – 4 pm. Does this sound like a party to you? Well, for artist Franne Dickinson, it is a party that has lasted long because of her passion for painting, so evident in her book, Stay at the Party Long. […]

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    Egg Harbor and Juddville Artists Open Studios Oct. 3

    Three Door County artists are opening their studios and working spaces to the public for artist demos on Oct. 3, 1 – 3 pm. Rebecca Carlton and Tony Staroska both work in clay with a contemporary feel. Staroska studied sculpture and ceramics at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, Kansas City Art Institute and […]

  • The Wright Brothers

    Book Review: ‘The Wright Brothers’

    David McCullough is one of the nation’s most honored historians, but he may have outdone himself with his recent bestseller, The Wright Brothers. The excellence of this book is partly due to the wealth of available source material. The members of the Wright family were prolific letter-writers and their correspondence is housed in the Library […]

  • Mittens by Kyra Miller.

    Ten Regional and Local Artists Included in Wearable Art Show

    Contemporary women’s apparel, accessories and jewelry will transform the Sister Bay Village Hall into an indoor boutique on Oct. 3 and 4. Meet the 10 regional and local artists and experience their original designs. From the innovative use of recycled materials to elegant high fashion, these artists will present a wide array of distinctive styles, […]

  • "Grandfather's House" by James Hempel.

    Questions & Artists: James Hempel

    I first met James Hempel five years ago at the Plymouth plein air festival late in fall. The day was cold and windy and when we started to paint, the thermometer at a bank across the street from my spot read 39 degrees. The day was a story itself with spilled water, frozen paint and […]

  • Packers. Cowboys. Playoffs. 2015.

    Go Pack Go! A Selection From Lambeau Field’s Stadium Playlist

    October is here and with it, our comfortable dedication of entire Sunday afternoons and evenings to the National Football League. Our beloved Packers are doing well and, therefore, so are our beloved Packer parties. But why not kick things up a notch at your next football gathering by bringing the Lambeau Field experience to your […]

  • A Comedy of Menace: Theater M Presents ‘Cabin Fever’

    “Cabin fever. You got it bad.” “How do you know.” “Hearing things…” “That’s how it starts.” “Then seeing things…” “Carries on like that for a while…” “Doing things…” “That’s how it stops.” “Better be careful.” “Things could happen.” Wisconsin is still early enough in the fall season that the phrase “cabin fever” has likely not […]

  • Bringing the Outdoors In with Foliage Faces

    “Have you seen foliage faces on Instagram?” Vicki Rawlins asked the table. A group of 20 women peered down the table towards her, nodding. The assembly inside the Town Hall Bakery in Jacksonport was the first Sister Golden Flower Portrait workshop. Last year, artist Vicki Rawlins discovered the flower portraits on Instagram and began to […]

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    Iron Pour Sparks Creativity at PenArt

    All ages are invited to participate in the festivities of the sixth annual Iron Pour Benefit at Peninsula School of Art on Oct. 10, 4 – 8 pm. For a donation of $15, each person may create a 5”x5” iron tile by scratching into a preformed, sand-and-resin mold using simple tools. From 5 – 7 […]