Peninsula Pulse – Sept. 2 – 9, 2016

In this issue

  • Winter Clothing Photos Wanted

    Dr. Fred and Vonia Huff of Sturgeon Bay had this studio photo taken in their winter finery sometime near the start of the 20th century. We are going to feature the Huffs and others in their winter clothing through the decades in the winter issue of Door County Living, however, we need your help. We […]

  • Labor Day Playlist

    For those who enjoy the fruits of their labor with a three-day weekend, what is a day off without some good tunes to go along with it? Jackson Parr compiled some songs to help you appreciate the working-folks holiday.   “Don’t Talk to Me About Work” – Lou Reed This is likely the first thing […]

  • Court Appearance for Habitat for Humanity Trailer Theft

    According to a release from the Sturgeon Bay Police Dept., a 67-year-old Sturgeon Bay resident made his initial court appearance last week in connection with the theft of a trailer and storage shed taken from Door County Habitat for Humanity earlier this year. Gregory R. Noldin was referred to the Door County District Attorney’s office […]

  • NWTC Students Receive PEO Education Grants

    Jamie Krauel of Algoma was home schooled, mostly in Florida, and was not at all eager to pursue further education – until she returned to Florida on her own and realized it would be much easier to support herself if she had a marketable skill. Now the recipient of a Continuing Education Program grant from […]

  • An Open Letter From a Laborer of Labor Day

    When I’m not at my weekday gig at the Peninsula Pulse, I can be found hauling pizzas between the tight tables at Wild Tomato in Fish Creek. I joke with tourists about the busy season, what it’s like to live in Door County and how, with a job at a print newspaper and a degree […]

  • Sierra Club Endorses Lynn Utesch for Assembly

    Last week the John Muir chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed First District Assembly candidate Lynn Utesch, in appreciation for his “demonstrated commitment to protecting the environment.” Dave Blouin, political committee chair, said this about Utesch: “His unmatched commitment to protecting water and natural resources stand in stark contrast to his opponent who was wrong […]

  • Poem: “On Twilit Waters”

    by E. E. Lewis   The surface calm, the wind quite still. our canoe glides smooth at paddles’ will. As we peer through water deep but clear, rocks and ridges’ forms appear.   Rings of ripples outward spread from where a gull dives through the sheen, where to a flopping fish its beak must cling, […]

  • Jacksonport Offered 40 Acres for Park

    Bob Costa has given careful consideration to how he wants to spend eternity, and he has come up with a plan that he presented to the Jacksonport Town Board at its monthly meeting on Aug. 30. Costa attended the meeting to see if the town would be interested in having his 40 acres on Lost […]

  • The Origins of Labor Day: They Labored So We Don’t Have To

    Labor Day is known as the three-day weekend that marks the end of summer. People often mix it up with Memorial Day, simply knowing both are long weekends that serve as bookends to the summer. But a day off work is rarely linked with a holiday to celebrate working in the first place. Labor Day […]

  • Objects of Her Affection: Roenning Puts Material Musings on Canvas

    “It all started with a pair of socks.” Sturgeon Bay artist Kristi Roenning affectionately recalls the quiet moment at home last winter that inspired the creation of her newest body of artwork, Objects of My Affection. “I was meditating, finishing up some yoga, and there were these woolen socks, these old Wigwam gray woolen socks […]

  • State Superintendent Addressing School Staff Shortages

    State Superintendent Tony Evers is engaging stakeholders from around Wisconsin to identify and propose solutions that help school districts address critical staff shortages. The work is being guided by the Professional Standards Council (PSC), the statutorily constructed group tasked with assisting and advising the state superintendent in improving teacher preparation, licensure, and regulation. “The educator […]

  • New Aquatic Invasive Found in Sturgeon Bay

    A routine aquatic plant survey conducted for the City of Sturgeon Bay revealed the first presence of an invasive species new to Lake Michigan. Starry stonewort, an invasive macroalgae, has been verified in the Sturgeon Bay Channel. It is the first confirmed discovery of the invasive plant in Lake Michigan and the first occurrence in […]

  • Framed: Serving The Good Stuff

    Zach Jaeger and Calla Norris serving up a fine brew from Bearded Heart Coffee during the Baileys Harbor Farmers Market this summer. Submitted.

  • Kewaunee County May Go Broke in Four Years

    At a public meeting to discuss raising the sales and use tax in Kewaunee County by 0.5 percent, the financial outlook presented by County Administrator Scott Feldt was bleak. “As time goes on we get deeper and deeper into the hole. The gap keeps getting wider. Part of the reason why is because our revenues […]

  • Packers Preseason Wraps Up in Kansas City

    Mike McCarthy has wrapped up his 11th preseason as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Since his inaugural season as the leader of the Packers in 2006, his team has never finished its preseason without a loss. As Green Bay finished its preseason schedule with back-to-back road games, the Packers took to Kansas […]

  • Server of the Week: Everlene Dennis @ Custard’s Last Stan

    If you’re on the quiet side in need of caffeine May I suggest you visit Miss Everlene? She’s the bright, smiling woman at Custard’s Last Stan A Jamaica native working her first summer on Door County land.   At home on her island in the Caribbean Sea She is pursuing her dream of an elementary […]

  • Reid Ribble’s Exit Interview with Roll Call

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor joined state health officials at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin annual meeting to announce the signing of a statewide naloxone standing order, which allows pharmacists to dispense the medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose without requiring individual prescriptions. Gov. Walker signed Wisconsin Act 115 in December, to […]

  • Teacher Nominations for Herb Kohl Awards

    Teacher nomination forms for the 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship awards can now be obtained from school district administrators and principals, or from The deadline for submission is Sept. 23, 2016. Fellowships are $3,000, with an additional $3,000 grant going to the school of each Kohl Fellow. Established in 1990, the Herb Kohl […]

  • Bret Bicoy: Your Generosity is Our Sustainability

    In the physical world, “sustainability” generally refers to the use of resources in such a way that does neither permanent harm to the environment, nor depletes its natural resources. It is a state of ecological balance in which society’s impact on the world does not exceed the ability of nature to regenerate itself. While we […]

  • Off The Grill: Get the Most Out of Your Grill

    By Ryan Sherman   At our house, cooking on the grill is a year-round enjoyment. When the weather tries to stop us, we pull the grill to the edge of our open garage door and cook out, even on the snowiest days of winter. There are few rules to grilling; truly almost anything can be […]

  • Fincantieri Street Closure in Effect Sept. 6

    Sturgeon Bay officials announced that portions of 1st Avenue and Jefferson Street will be formally closed on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7 am. First Avenue will be closed from just north of Kentucky Street to Iowa Street; 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street will be closed west of the alley that serves 3rd Avenue. The street […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Sept. 2 – 9

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The common council meets at noon on Sept. 6. The Community Services & Protection Committee meets at 4:30 pm on Sept. 8. County of Door: The Finance Committee meets at 8:30 am on Sept. 6. The Airport & Parks Committee meets at 8:30 am on Sept. 7. The Ag & Extension […]

  • Trivia: The Kremer Prize

    Question: What was the Kremer Prize, and when was it first awarded?   Answer: It was a prize of 50,000 pounds, to be awarded to the first group that could fly a human-powered aircraft over a one-mile “Figure 8” course. It was awarded to the Gossamer Condor, in 1977.

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Hummingbirds Will Soon Head South

      Those tiny winged jewels, the ruby-throated hummingbirds, apparently have done quite well this summer, judging by the reports we have been receiving. Two adult males sparred over feeder rights most of the season and now several females and youngsters try to get in a few sips. The month of August found the hummers making […]

  • Featured Pet: Flame

    Flame is a handsome male feline at the knowledgeable age of 14 years old. This senior kitty came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) in July of 2016 and ever since has been looking for a loving home to call his own. His name is very fitting because his crisp white coat has flickers […]

  • By The Numbers: Literacy in America

    Next Thursday, Sept. 8 marks the 50th International Literacy Day, as proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In honor of the occasion, here are some figures on literacy in the United States.   28 The United States’ world ranking for highest literacy rate (99 percent)   13:1 The ratio of […]

  • Treat Now for European Chafer Grubs

    by Annie Deutsch, Door County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Earlier this summer, many homeowners around the city of Sturgeon Bay noticed extensive damage to their lawn. Due to grub feeding, some yards were reduced to patches of dirt and dead grass; damage which was worsened by skunks and other animals scavenging for the grubs. While Japanese […]

  • Pet Talk: The Mystery of the Hissing Cat

    Q. Periodically when our cat Cupcake is just sitting all by herself, or sometimes washing herself, she will let out a long hiss, not directed to anyone. Sometimes this happens after she uses the litter box. It isn’t aggression as there is no one around. It just comes out of the blue and is never […]

  • Man Drown After Driving Off Bridge in Sturgeon Bay

    A 65-year-old man from Kalamazoo, Mich., drowned on Aug. 25 when he apparently accidentally drove his rental car off the pier at CenterPointe Marina in Sturgeon Bay. Michael William Little was pronounced dead at Ministry Door County Medical Center. A passenger, Marcella Clark, 54, also from Kalamazoo, was able to free herself and her dog […]

  • Culture Club: Twenty-Five Seasons at Door Community Auditorium

    by Cari Lewis, executive director In 1991, after years of planning, researching, gathering feedback, fundraising, and overcoming challenges and setbacks, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) opened its doors and a home for Door County’s cultural, educational, and social needs was shepherded from a vision to reality. The monumental effort was completely funded by private donations from […]

  • Science Snippet: Legal Wolf Hunting Season Does Not Prevent Poaching

      Can having a legal gun season to hunt wolves help keep their populations under control and help prevent poaching? The short answer seems to be no, according to a recent study of wolf populations in Michigan and Wisconsin. In both states researchers found that wolf populations declined before the publicized announcement of a period […]

  • Cheers!: Do Brewers Dream of Hopped-Up Sheep?

    I think of Ridley Scott every time I have a 3 Sheeps beer. Why? Because 3 Sheeps somehow reminds me of Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which is the basis for Ridley Scott’s 1982 film Blade Runner, which made me a Ridley Scott fan. The Duellists set the tone, […]

  • Police Department “Drive Sober” Campaign

    The Sturgeon Bay Police Dept. wants to remind drivers that the department is participating in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Safety’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign from Aug. 19 through Sept. 5. The department suggests that not everyone is aware of the campaign because they have made six operating while […]

  • Manners Matter: Stuck In The Middle

    Dear Mary Pat,   Friends of mine separated last year after 18 years of marriage. I was so surprised when I found out and really sad for them both. I have known “Joe” for years and only met “Jane” at their wedding, but I’m fairly close to both of them now. I told them both […]

  • Destroyers to Host First Playoff Game Sept. 10

    After a 20-7 win over the Muskego Hitmen in Greenfield, Wis., on Aug. 27, the Door County Destroyers Semi-Pro Football team has earned a No. 2-seed in the Northern Conference of the Mid-States Football League (MSFL). That win also solidified a home playoff game in Week 1 of the playoffs. The scheduled kickoff is 3 […]

  • High School Fall Athletics: Sept. 2-9, 2016

    GIBRALTAR   Cross Country Sept. 9 @ Spring Green Municipal Golf Course, TBD   Football Sept. 2 vs. Sevastopol, 7 pm   Soccer (Boys) Sept. 6 vs. Algoma, 6:30 pm Sept. 8 @ Roncalli, 4:30 pm   Volleyball Sept. 3 @ Oshkosh Lourdes, 8 am Sept. 6 @ NEW Lutheran, 7 pm Sept. 8 vs. […]

  • Local Prep and Professional Sports Standings: Aug. 28, 2016

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Aug. 28   Football Standings – Great 8 North Conference (8-Player) (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT)   Green Bay N.E.W., 1-0, 1-1, 1.000 Oneida Nation, 1-0, 1-1, 1.000 Gibraltar, 1-0, 1-1, 1.000 Menominee Indian, 1-1, 1-1, .500 Sevastopol, 0-1, 1-1, .000 Bowler-Gresham, 0-1, 0-1, .000 Lena, 0-1, […]

  • Door County League Baseball: Postseason Results and Schedule

    Final Regular Season Standings As of Aug. 14 Egg Harbor 12-2 Sister Bay 12-2 Kolberg 10-4 Maplewood 6-8 Washington Island 6-8 West Jacksonport 6-8 Institute 4-10 Baileys Harbor 0-14   Postseason Results Aug. 28 Maplewood 0, Sister Bay 1 Kolberg 0, Egg Harbor 1   Playoff Schedule Sept. 4, 1:30 pm Egg Harbor @ Sister […]

  • Cross Country: 2016 Chief Kahquados Invite Results

      Held Aug. 25, 2016 at Gibraltar High School   Boys 5k Varsity Run Travis Reiter, Freedom, 16:46 Jacob Wahlers, Algoma, 16:52 Garrett Franczek, Hilbert, 17:01 Nick Hein, Reedsville, 17:50 Caleb House, Gibraltar, 17:58 Daniel Walsh, Mauston, 18:18 Luke Vosters, Freedom, 18:19 Andy Spatchek, Reedsville, 18:21 Josiah Ziebell, Mauston, 18:21 Luke Boppart, Mauston, 18:25   […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Walking the Walk

    On behalf of myself, the Neighbor to Neighbor board of directors, volunteers, and those we serve, I would like to thank St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and their Outreach Team: Angela Brickner, Crystal Brunette, Bob Hanson, Linda & Alan Kintopf, Bev Luethge, Carol Newman, Jean Tice, Linda Virgin, and Karen Bellin and the Neighbor to Neighbor […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘It Stinks…’ What Do You Think? What You Can Do.

    What’s your take on the amount of money spent in politics to influence your vote? How do you feel about the amount of money candidates must raise to get elected? In a recent news article (Advocate 8-13-16), the new 8th District Republican Congressional nominee Mike Gallagher said, “It stinks that you have to raise so […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Get the Vote of All Taxpayers

      Dear Mr. Heise and Board of Trustees, I write you as one of five partners in my family’s Egg Harbor Property Partnership. The Egan family has paid property taxes to the village for more than a half-century; Egg Harbor has been our summer residence for an additional decade. I am dismayed that, yet again, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Stand Up for Environmental Justice

    Mr. [Donald] Freix writes the truth [in the Aug. 26, 2016 letter “The Kitchens File: Environmental Disaster”] and what a dangerous truth it is! Representative Kitchens is truly a representative of the dismal failed reality of the Walker Administration. Rep. Kitchens follows Governor Walker’s party agenda in a “lockstep” manner without any apparent concern for […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Volunteers Give 600 Kids Great Start at School

    The Altrusa Foundation of Door County provided more than 600 children with registration fees and class-specific school supplies, toiletries and clothing (school spirit tee-shirts, underwear, socks and shoes) at the 18th Annual Altrusa Back-to-School Fair on Aug. 13 held at the Sturgeon Bay High School. Altrusa thanks all the volunteers who made this day possible: […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Good Samaritans Abound in Door County

    Since the winter of 1992, when a meter reader from Wisconsin Public Service called us in St. Louis to say he was at our recently purchased house on Kangaroo Lake and noticed that the electricity had been used and was checking to make sure we were aware someone had been there, we’ve known that Door […]

  • By the Numbers: Labor Day

      0.6 Percentage of Americans who bike to work.   4.4 Percentage of Americans who work from home.   4.9 The national unemployment rate, down from a recent high of 9.5 percent in June 2009.   7 Percentage of Americans who plan to fly somewhere for the Labor Day weekend.   7.25 The federal minimum […]

  • Door County Land Trust Earns National Recognition

    The Door County Land Trust announced Aug. 29 it has achieved accreditation – a mark of distinction in land conservation. The nationally recognized Land Trust Accreditation Commission awards accreditation to land trusts that meet standards for excellence, uphold the public trust and ensure that their conservation efforts are permanent. Cathy Fiorato, secretary of the Door […]

  • Natural Science Illustration Classes at The Ridges

    Throughout September, The Ridges will work with some of the most well-known scientific illustrators in the Midwest for its Natural Science Illustration Program. The Ridges is the perfect place to observe flora, insects and amphibians and is the ideal location to combine science-based natural history classes with scientific illustration. Each session, students will have the […]

  • Wisconsin’s Clean Energy Future Is Topic of Next Climate Change Coalition Meeting

    Tyler Huebner, executive director of RENEW Wisconsin, will speak on “Renewable Energy for a Stronger Wisconsin” for the September program of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County. The program will begin at 7 pm on Sept. 7, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim. It is free and open to the public. RENEW Wisconsin […]

  • Campaign Launched to Defend Public Lands

    As attacks on shared lands nationally and in Wisconsin intensify, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters has launched a robust defense of our state and national treasures with a radio, print, outdoor and digital advertising campaign. The campaign calls on Wisconsin lawmakers to account and ask for bold leadership in protecting our shared public lands from […]

  • Four Projects Chosen in Lake Michigan Basin to Reduce Phosphorus

    Four projects in Wisconsin’s Lake Michigan Basin will receive more than $400,000 to help reduce phosphorous and sediment pollution in the lake. The four awards are part of nearly $2 million given by the Great Lakes Commission to 14 projects across the region. Funding is provided by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative under a cooperative […]

  • Immanuel Lutheran Holds Orientation for Bible School and Confirmation Class

    Immanuel Lutheran Church will hold a free dinner and orientation for parents and their children interested in Bible School or Confirmation Class. The dinner is set for Sept. 7, 5:30 – 7 pm. Bible School is for ages pre-K to 5th grade; Confirmation Class is for 6th and 7th grades. Both the Bible School and […]

  • Shepherd of the Bay Hosts Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Klaudia Crawford

    A fundraiser for Klaudia Crawford, of Klaud’s Kitchen in Sister Bay, will be held Sept. 7, 4:30 – 8 pm, at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. The fundraiser is a spaghetti dinner and silent auction. An account has been established at North Shore Bank in Sister Bay to assist Klaudia with […]

  • Little Lambs Book Club Starts Sept. 10 at St. Peters Lutheran

    Little Lambs Book Club will start at St Peters Lutheran Church and School in Sturgeon Bay on Sept. 10. Little Lambs meets on the second Saturday of every month from 10 to 11 am, September through May. All children, ages 3-7, along with their family and friends enjoy stories, crafts, snacks and playtime. Use the […]

  • Skilled Nursing Facility at Door County Medical Center Expands Private Room Offerings

    The Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) at Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is now offering an increased number of private rooms to residents. The facility has 22 private and four semi-private rooms. “We’re very excited to be meeting the demand for more private rooms,” says Judy Sinitz, RN, the SNF’s director of nursing, “and to continue […]

  • Start of the New Year of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Meetings

    MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSNext (moms of first to fifth graders) will start a new year of meetings. MOPS and MOMSNext meet the second and fourth Tuesday each month, 9 – 11 am, at the Sturgeon Bay Community Church, 515 N. 12th Ave. For more information call 920.746.9587.

  • Upcoming Blood Drives in Luxemburg, Algoma and Sister Bay

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients throughout the summer. Upcoming blood drives will be held Sept. 12, 1-6 pm, a St. John Lutheran Church in Luxemburg; Sept. 13, 1-6 pm, at the Algoma Youth Club in Algoma; and Sept. 15, 11 am […]

  • Rev. Olin K. Sletto to Serve at Episcopal Church of Christ the King & Holy Nativity

    The Rev. Olin K. Sletto has been called to serve as Vicar of the Episcopal Church of Christ the King (Sturgeon Bay) and Holy Nativity (Jacksonport). Father Sletto is an ordained pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). His service to these congregations is possible through a covenant between the ELCA and the […]

  • Acupuncture is Next Topic at Community Health Information Program

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on “Understanding Acupuncture and Other Non-Surgical Treatments of Pain” on Sept. 18 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay. Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Bill Moore will provide some of the history and science of acupuncture and other […]

  • Gibraltar Voters Approve $1.4 Million Beach Purchase

    Gibraltar electors approved the purchase of the property immediately east of Fish Creek Beach at a price of $1.4 million. The special meeting of electors was held at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall on Aug. 31 and the line of voters stretched along the sidewalk on Spruce Street. While voting started as the sun set […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: Jupiter, a “Failed Star?”

    by Gary Henkelmann I was stopped cold in July while reading of the U.S. space mission Juno, which successfully achieved orbit July 4 around Jupiter, our biggest sibling in the Solar System. Stopped, not by the incredibly difficult five-year journey and the accuracy required of this “Wife of Jupiter” to achieve a perfect orbit, nor […]

  • Pro Golf Tips: Golf Swing Myths

    by Bob Augustine There is an amazing amount of golf swing myths. I hear them all the time when I am at the practice tee listening to what amateur golfers are telling each other. Here are a few of the most common ones I hear:   KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN If the golfer buries his […]

  • Learn to Use CPR & AED at Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper use of CPR/AED. The class will be held Sept. 22, 6-10 pm. All classes are being offered at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road. The cost […]

  • Altrusa Receives Women’s Fund Grant for Back-to-School Fair

    Altrusa International of Door County recently received a generous grant from the Women’s Fund of Door County. Orlaine Gabert of the Women’s Fund presented Altrusan Cheri Meyvis with the check for $1,500. These funds have been used for school supplies, gym shoes, registration fees and backpacks for girls attending the Aug. 13 Back-to-School Fair. This […]

  • Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Open Enrollment Begins Oct. 15

    Open Enrollment for Medicare Prescription Drug Plans begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, 2016. The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County provides the opportunity to meet with a non-biased benefit specialist to explore your best options and aid with enrollment. Contact ADRC at 920.746.2372 to make an appointment if you […]

  • St. Peter’s Cares Walk Benefits Neighbor to Neighbor

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church & Outreach Team hosted St. Peter’s Cares Walk on Aug. 20 in Sturgeon Bay. The walk raised funds to support Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County. Neighbor to Neighbor is a local nonprofit organization that has short-term medical equipment loans for people of all ages, provides peer companions for […]

  • Road Scholar Caregiver Grants Open to Wisconsin Residents

    Thanks to the support of the Helen Daniels Bader Fund, a Bader Philanthropy and one of southeastern Wisconsin’s top five foundations, Road Scholar is now able to offer Caregiver Grants just for Wisconsin residents. Road Scholar will award 20 grants of up to $1,300 each to family caregivers, age 50 and older, who live in […]

  • Open Call for Fall Fest Parade Float Entries

    With more activities throughout Fall Fest weekend, the Saturday parade will become a greater focus for this, the festival’s 71st year. This is an open call for any and all parade floats. Participation is free, and there will be a trophy awarded for best float. The parade will take place Oct. 15 at 11 am. […]

  • Obituary: Caleb ‘Cal’ Raymond Petersen

    Caleb “Cal” Raymond Petersen, 80, of Carlsville, died Tuesday morning, August 30, 2016 in the comfort of his home, with family at his side. Arrangements are pending at this time and have been entrusted to Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay. Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at

  • Obituary: Barbara Kenyon

    Barbara Kenyon of Fish Creek died Aug. 29 peacefully with her family close by after an 11-year battle with cancer. She was born on January 18, 1939 in Chicago to Helen and Henry. Barbara attended the American Academy of Art in Chicago and spent 38 years as a graphic designer. She honed her oil and watercolor […]

  • Obituary: Ronald Gordon Luebke

    On August 28, 2016 a wonderful, thoughtful, caring man was taken from us too soon. Ronald Gordon Luebke was born on August 9, 1960, in Neenah, WI to the late Daniel and Mabel (Hanson) Luebke, and left this world in the early morning of August 28, 2016. On September 29, 2012, Ronny married the love […]

  • Birch Creek Presents Harmonica Player Howard Levy

    Howard Levy, a world renowned harmonica player from the Chicago area, will perform at Birch Creek Music Performance Center on Sept. 17 for their Fall Concert Series for Academy Scholarships. The concert takes place in the Dutton Concert barn at 7:30 pm. Levy will be joined by Dane Richeson, percussion faculty at Birch Creek and […]

  • Obituary: William L. Cisewski

    William L. Cisewski, 85, of Institute, died Thursday afternoon, August 25, 2016 at his home. He was born June 1, 1931, in Winona, MN, the son of Joseph and Nora (Herbert) Cisewski. Bill attended high school in Winona, and after graduating in 1949, he enlisted with the United States Marines and served during the Korean […]

  • “The Gin Game” Opens at TAP Sept. 8

    D. L. Coburn’s play The Gin Game opens at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in downtown Sturgeon Bay on Sept. 8 and will run through Oct. 16. Humor and psychological warfare crackle over a card game between two quick-witted residents of an assisted living facility in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play directed by TAP’s Co-Artistic Director Robert […]

  • Shepherd of the Bay Hosts Organist Dr. Catherine Rodland

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is pleased to present organist Dr. Catherine Rodland in concert on Sept. 3 at 7 pm. The program will include works by J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Vierne and more. Rodland, whose playing has been described as “transcendent” (The American Organist), is Artist in Residence at St. Olaf […]

  • Obituary: Robert ‘Scoop’ J. Schlise

    Robert “Scoop” J. Schlise, 77, of Algoma, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Atrium Post-Acute Care in Kewaunee. Scoop was born March 11, 1939 in Algoma, the son of the late, Lawrence and Theresa (Schmelzer) Schlise. He graduated from Algoma High School. He and his wife, Janice, owned and operated Schlise Meat Market in Forestville for […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Concludes Season

    Midsummer’s Music Festival is concluding its 26th season with The Kahn-Brahms Connection program and a fundraiser supporting the Door County Land Trust. Serenade in F Minor, Op. 73, was published in 1923 by Robert Kahn and is heavily influenced by Brahms. Arthur Foote, a composer from Massachusetts who is considered the first important American composer […]

  • Obituary: Donald Lee Kozlovsky

    Donald Lee Kozlovsky, 78 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died Monday, August 22, 2016 at Ministry Door County Medical Center. He was born July 12, 1938 in Sturgeon Bay the son of the late Adolph and Lucille Kozlovsky.  Don graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1956 before receiving his Masters in Mathematics. He then entered the […]

  • Winners of Classic & Wooden Boat Fest Announced

    Rich and Nancy Kapellen of Sheboygan not only were the People’s Choice Award winner for the best sailboat but claimed Best of Show honors with their 17-foot Penobscot 17 at the Door County Maritime Museum Classic & Wooden Boat Festival, Aug. 12 & 13 in Sturgeon Bay. Other class winners in the People’s Choice voting […]

  • Sixth Annual Cemetery Walk on Sept. 12

    The sixth annual Cemetery Walk at the Ephraim Moravian Cemetery will take place Sept. 12, rain or shine. Tours are at 1 pm and 2:30 pm. Tickets are required and will be handed out immediately before the tours. Tickets are free, limited to the first 70 people at the 1 pm tour. Sponsored by the […]

  • Birth: Kendra and Christopher Krueger

    Kendra and Christopher Krueger, Forestville, are the parents of a son born at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay, on Aug. 20, 2016. Maternal grandparents are Julie and Kerry Dragseth, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Jean and Mark Kruege, Forestville.

  • The Clearing Hosts Annual Picnic Gathering

    The Clearing Folk School is celebrating its Annual Picnic Gathering on Sept. 10, starting with a social hour under the big tent on campus in the Homestead Meadow at 11 am. A picnic lunch will follow at noon. A special presentation by award-winning landscape architect Nancy Aten and conservation partner Dan Collins will begin at […]

  • Celebrate Newport Wilderness Day Sept. 4

    Sept. 4 is Newport Wilderness Day at Newport State Park. This event was started in 1992 as a way for the members of Newport Wilderness Society, the park’s friends group, to showcase their beautiful wilderness park. Volunteers lead hikes on the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, covering many areas of interest. This year’s programs include: […]

  • Crossroads Presents Monarch Tagging Program

    Along with a grateful nation, Crossroads at Big Creek is saluting the National Park Service as it celebrates its centennial. The Door County Historical Society, the Door County Library and Crossroads have collaborated to bring an exhibit to Door County and to present supplemental programs celebrating the National Park Centennial and the legacy of John […]

  • Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer Perform at Woodwalk Gallery Sept. 2

    Celebrating the last of summer, Woodwalk Concert Series presents Pacific Northwest-based songwriter duo Dave McGraw & Mandy Fer on Sept. 2. This duo voyages even further out to sea on their latest self-produced/recorded release Off-Grid Lo Fi. Recorded entirely with solar and wind powered electricity on a nearly uninhabited, remote, off-grid island in northwest Washington […]

  • USDA Plans to Purchase 11 Million Pounds of Cheese for Nutrition Assistance Programs

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to purchase approximately 11 million pounds of cheese from private inventories to assist food banks and pantries across the nation, while reducing a cheese surplus that is at its highest level in 30 years. The purchase, valued at $20 million, will be provided to families in need […]

  • The Clearing Presents its Fall Workshop Program

    The Clearing Folk School continues its Workshop Program of one- and two-day classes this fall. Fall Workshop Program classes are in the arts, fine crafts, natural sciences and humanities and available through mid-November. Author and rural historian Jerry Apps is back with a newly added date of Oct. 28 for his “Writing from Your Life” […]

  • Salsa with J-Ro Offers Dance Lessons

    Located in Sturgeon Bay, Salsa with J-Ro offers both private and group dance classes for individuals, couples and groups of all sizes. They teach a variety of dance styles including Waltz, Rumba, Foxtrot, American Tango, Swing, Salsa, Cha Cha, Argentine Tango, Samba, Country Western Two Step, Bolero, Merengue, Bachata, Nightclub Two Step and more. Dancing […]

  • Savory Spoon Offers Mexican Culinary Experience Nov. 6 – 13

    Join Janice Thomas of Savory Spoon Cooking School for a culinary adventure in Tepoztlán, Mexico from Nov. 6 – 13. Visitors will stay at La Villa Bonita – a true culinary destination, complete with heated pool carved out of volcanic rock, organic citrus orchard and vegetable garden, as well as a specially designed open-air kitchen […]

  • UUF Presents TED Talks on Income Inequality

    On Sept. 7 at 4 pm, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will present TED Talks on income inequality with a focus on “How We Got This Way.” There will be an open discussion following the presentation. Everyone is encouraged to attend and share thoughts and opinions on the causes of and solutions to income inequality. The […]

  • Autumn Dobbeck Hosts Dance Workshop

    Dancin’ On The Door is offering a fun and exciting modern contemporary dance workshop for teens and adults on Sept. 3, 5 – 6:30 pm. The workshop will be led by Autumn Dobbeck. Dobbeck is a student at Elgin Community College in Illinois. She is currently working on her associate’s degree in Education. She began […]

  • Book Signings with ‘Good Morning, Door County’ Author & Illustrator

    Good Morning, Door County by Ann Heyse, a wonderfully written and illustrated book featuring the landmarks and fun experiences in Door County, was released early this summer. Good Morning, Door County is intended for children and families who will fall in love or have fallen in love with this wonderful world of paradise. Heyse has captured many […]

  • Trueblood PAC Screens “The Emissary”

    On Sept. 3 & 4, The Emissary movie, which was selected to open the 2015 Green Bay Film Festival, will play at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center on Washington Island at 7 pm. The Emissary is a comical, family-friendly science fiction quest shot in scenic Door County. Mindfulness matters in a race to find a […]

  • Meet the Fall Season with Turtle Ridge’s Merino Scarves

    Mariana Dimitrova is the current featured artist at Turtle Ridge in Ellison Bay. Her ultra-soft felted merino shawls and scarves have different textures and designs on each side.  She incorporates silk, angora and seed pearls into her one-of-a-kind statement pieces. Meet the autumn season with handmade felted and leather accessories to complement our artisan made separates […]

  • John Muir Exhibit and Activities at Crossroads

    The Wisconsin Historical Society is providing a traveling exhibit about environmentalist John Muir’s life and legacy, to 25 local libraries and historical societies around the state in order to celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service. The Door County Historical Society and its collaborative partners, Crossroads at Big Creek and Door County Library, have […]

  • Old-Fashioned Sunday Picnic at Heritage Village Sept. 4

    The Door County Historical Society’s Sunday, September 4th program at the Heritage Village at Big Creek is an old-fashioned Sunday picnic featuring the Cherryland A’s Car Club. The model As will decorate the Village for extended hours from 11 am to 3 pm. Joining the Ford Model As, are an International Harvester Farmall Tractor 350, […]

  • Gills Rock Maritime Museum Features Maritime Guests and Experts

    The Door County Maritime Museum will highlight some of its new and existing exhibits at its Gills Rock Maritime Museum on Sept. 4, noon – 4 pm. This special event will feature maritime guests and experts that will help bring the exhibits to life. The event will be used to help introduce the museum’s newly […]

  • Golf League Results: Aug. 8 – 25

    ALPINE   Alpine Women’s Golf League (Aug. 23) Event – Longest Drive in Fairway, Red #2: A Flight – Diane Hanley; B Flight – Sharon DuJardin; C Flight – Mady Ferdinand; D Flight – Joan Pleuss. Low Score: A Flight – Mary Aiken 41; B Flight – Sharon DuJardin 48; C Flight – Mady Ferdinand […]

  • Music, Words and Almost-Free-Beer

    The Patience Band of Minneapolis will perform at a Sept. 12 fundraiser for two well-known local nonprofits, Write On, Door County and Door County Secret Santa. Scheduled for 7:30 pm in the Sister Bay Village Hall, the Music, Words and Almost-Free-Beer Fundraiser features music by The Patience Band and a spoken-word performance by Max Garland, […]

  • Celebrate International Literacy Day with Literacy Door County

    Sept. 8 of this year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization celebrates this day and is dedicated to improving rates of literacy through “inclusive and equitable quality education” and “lifelong learning opportunities” for people throughout the world. Literacy Door County, Inc. (LDC) is a part […]

  • The Bestseller List: Aug. 30, 2016

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins 3. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman 4. After You, by Jojo Moyes 5. The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. The Boys in […]

  • Draw Doco Silent Auction Benefits Community

    Draw Doco presents a figurative drawing and painting exhibition at Base Camp Coffee Bar through Sept. 6. Come celebrate the human body while helping others in your community. Artwork will be up for silent auction. Half of the proceeds will be donated to Klaudia Crawford. The group show features local creatives who attend Draw Doco’s […]

  • Students on Exhibit at Morning Mist Studio

    Watercolor artist and instructor Ed Fenendael and several of his students will exhibit their work at his Morning Mist Studio at Windmill Farm. The public exhibit and reception will be Sept. 10, 4 – 7 pm. The exhibit is one day only. This event is a celebration of creativity to congratulate all of the students […]

  • September is Busy Month at DCAL Gallery

    September is an action-packed month at The Gallery of the Door County Art League (DCAL). There’s the 30th Anniversary Showcase, Taste of the Top at the Top of the Hill Shops, demonstrations and sales. Kicking off the month as artists of the week are Mary Collette and Barbara Timmerman. Mitch Heinrichs, DCAL vice president, is […]

  • Gills Rock Coffee Shop Hosts Labor Day ArtFest

    On Sept. 3 & 4, Gills Rock Coffee Shop will host its annual Labor Day ArtFest. Twenty artists will showcase their work, many doing demonstrations, such as Joe Hernandez and his brother Manny firing raku pots; and Ray Kapfamer painting on big canvases. Other returning exhibitors are Amy Taylor, silver jewelry; Norm Knott, mixed media; […]

  • UU Gallery Showcases UU Fellowship Talent

    The 20th Anniversary exhibit in the UU Gallery honors the history and the talents of members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUF). The exhibit celebrates those who were at UUF in 1996 as well as those who have joined since then. With 27 adult participants, the exhibit showcases a variety […]

  • Floral Acrylics at Hillside Inn of Ephraim

    Expressive floral painter Nancy K. Sargent brings her colorful canvases to The Hillside Inn of Ephraim in September. Sargent’s original acrylic paintings will be displayed in the first floor lobby area of the newly reopened historic inn. Born and raised in Fish Creek, Sargent has had a long history in the arts, teaching art at […]

  • The Intersection of Art and Craft at The Hardy

    The Hardy Gallery is wrapping up their 2016 season with another showstopper. The final exhibit, Form Follows Function: The Intersection of Art and Craft, will feature more than 30 local and regional artists that are experts in their mediums. “Form follows function” is a phrase used to emphasize modernist architecture and industrial design in the […]

  • New Jewelry Selection from Hannah Wong

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery will host a trunk show for Madison jewelry artist Hannah Wong on Sept. 3 & 4. Stop in between 11 am and 1 pm both days to meet the artist or any time either day to shop the extended collection. Wong will feature hundreds of new pieces for this weekend […]

  • Combining the Visual and Theater Arts

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) presents the work of Pamela Murphy in the TAP Lobby Art Gallery from Sept. 8 through Oct. 16. The exhibit coincides with TAP’s production of D. L. Coburn’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Gin Game. “I want the audience’s experience to begin the moment they step into the lobby,” said Amy Ensign. […]

  • Cappaert to Demo Cold Wax Painting Sept. 4

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host an Exhibit VI opening reception on Sept. 3, 4 – 7 pm. The exhibit features the artwork of painters Ginnie Cappaert, Susan Hale and Jonathan Wilde, and jeweler Deborah Bushinski. The artists will speak about their artwork at 5 pm in the gallery courtyard. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be […]

  • Sibilsky to Demo Sculpture Technique at Miller Art Museum

    Bren Sibilsky, an articulate and passionate internationally recognized sculptor and painter, will be the featured presenter for this month’s Second Thursday program at the Miller Art Museum. Sibilsky will discuss and demonstrate her technique with a live sculpture demonstration at the museum on Sept. 8 beginning at 4 pm, located in the Door County Library […]

  • The Talk of the Town: NOLA-style Jazz Band Brings Mardi Gras to Birch Creek

    Green Bay may be more than 1,100 miles from New Orleans, but that distance hasn’t stopped one group of Northeast Wisconsin musicians from building a brand on Dixieland jazz and infusing its performances with traditional Mardi Gras elements, like a second line and bead tossing. The six-piece Talk of the Town, led by jazz clarinetist […]

  • Pulse Price Report: When to Lock In Propane Prices

    It might be sad to think about filling up your propane tank for a long and cold winter, but now is the time to look at propane prices and speak to your producer about options for pricing through the winter. During particularly brutal winters, propane prices can increase up to 300 percent. Locked-in prices are […]