Peninsula Pulse – Sept. 29-Oct. 6, 2017

In this issue

  • Pumpkin Patch, Cider Pressing & More Weekend Plans

    This weekend is all about autumn on the Door Peninsula! Egg Harbor hosts Pumpkin Patch Festival, though celebrations of all kinds dot the peninsula on this wonderful October weekend. Friday, October 6 Twilight Tours, Tunes & Tales Experience Eagle Bluff Lighthouse by the glow of lanterns at twilight during this annual celebration of tales, lore, […]

  • Land Conservation Committee Supports Karst Rule Changes

    In a 3-2 vote, the Door County Land Conservation Committee decided to forward a letter to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), voicing support for the karst-targeted changes to NR 151, the state’s manure-handling rule, but also asking for clarification on the cost-sharing aspect of the new rules. “This is the step that we […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Sept. 29, 2017

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “If I had a choice between a play and a tattoo, I’d take the tattoo. It’s shorter.” “Three-and-a-half hours of wasted life.” […]

  • Hey Hey 5k Field Doubles in Year 3

    The Hey Hey 5k, presented by Door County Brewing Co., more than doubled in size in year three as 365 participants took part in the race. Matthew Braaksma of Madison took first overall with a time of 18:26, while Robyn Lauritsen took first among women for the second year in a row, finishing in 20:16. […]

  • Chaining Demo at Artzy Studio

    Artzy Studio will have a variety of new fall jewelry on display. On Sept. 29 & Oct. 1, Cynthia L. Koshalek will demonstrate how to create different styles of chaining using a pliers and hammering techniques. Chaining is a centuries-old technique and it is still very much in use for contemporary jewelry. Artzy Studio is […]

  • Sister Bay, Jacksonport Continue to Lead Room Tax Gains in July

    The Village of Sister Bay continues to make the largest gains in room tax revenue compared to collections in 2016, according to the July room tax report from the Door County Tourism Zone Commission. Sister Bay is quickly approaching Gibraltar as the top municipality for room tax collections in the summer. Sister Bay has collected […]

  • State Room Tax Changes Could Complicate Municipal Payment

    When Gov. Scott Walker signed the 2017-19 biennial state budget on Sept. 21, it included a provision that will change the way room tax is collected for lodging websites such as Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO). The changes could make a municipality’s room tax revenue in Door County difficult to determine. These websites, […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: Fall Fest Approaching

    By Zeke Jackson, Village Administrator From 8:30 to 11 am on Sept. 30, Madonna Siles will demonstrate her skills and display some of her beautiful paintings at the Corner of the Past. While you’re there, be sure to visit the weekly farmers market, from 8 am to noon. Tis the harvest season, so there’s a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: These May Be Our ‘Good Old Days’

    Wow! The NorDor anti-Trump hate-mongers have been extremely active on the Pulse’s opinion page lately. Apparently, President Trump made a huge mistake when he condemned violence by both left and right protesters, when the right answer was obviously to condemn only right-wing violence. Check out theses quotes: “rising fascism, ” “supporting racism and bigotry,” “supporting […]

  • Trivia: Where and when was the honeycrisp apple developed?

    Question: Where and when was the honeycrisp apple developed? Answer: The Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station’s Horticultural Research Center at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. It was designated in 1974.

  • Final Exhibit at Bazyli Studio

    Bazyli Studio Wearable Art Gallery in Baileys Harbor will host their final feature exhibit Wool And Fleece, with an opening Sept. 29, 4 – 7 pm. The gallery, now in its third season, features the work of resident artists Skye and Peter Ciesla, along with selected artists Carter Smith, 5 Miles East Alpaca, Tatiana Palnitska, […]

  • Share Your Door County Story

    The Door County Land Trust and Write On, Door County invite the community to tell a story about discovering Door County treasures at an event Oct. 19, 7 – 9 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The event is called “Wild Words: Discovering Door County’s Treasures.” Storytellers are invited to interpret the […]

  • The Bestseller List: Sept. 29, 2017

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware 2. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 3. It, by Stephen King 4. Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly 5. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande 2. Lab Girl, by […]

  • Papke Lawsuit Moves Forward

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted to deny west side hotel developer Bob Papke’s claim for damages. Papke pulled his west side hotel project in June and filed a lawsuit seeking $540,534 plus attorney fees from the city. The city had 120 days to respond to Papke’s claim, and tried to negotiate a settlement with […]

  • Apples in Abundance: Robertson Orchards prepares for pick-your-own season

    An apple-shaped sign out front beckons visitors with simple instructions: “Raspberries. Honeycrisp. Drive in.” At the end of the gravel drive, a long, red barn stands tall against a bright blue September sky, an open shed door welcoming visitors into a small space lined with coolers, bins and boxes filled with this season’s most coveted […]

  • Manners Matter: Distracted Driving

    Dear Mary Pat, The leaves are starting to change and the cars are already slowing down as a result. I know the trees are beautiful but I see cars driving too slow and not always staying inside their lane. Can you please remind people that driving while looking at everything but the road can be […]

  • Featured Pet: Celia

    Celia is a very sweet and loving 12-year-old domestic shorthair cat who is this week’s featured pet from the Door County Humane Society (DCHS). She has beautiful grey and orange fur, and a pretty dilute tortoiseshell pattern. Celia’s a snuggler and loves to be petted and to nuzzle against your hand. Even though she’s 12 […]

  • Server of the Week: Sonja Rogstad

    If you go to the DMV This is a gal who you may well see To get a license you’ll need a test Go to Sonja, she’s one of the best! She’s helpful and kind And she’ll let you know Not to go too fast or too slow – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Artful Tables at Woodwalk

    Art not only adorns walls, it also inspires. Taking that cue, Woodwalk Gallery invited a number of local home décor retailers to be inspired and create “artful tables” with a table setting/centerpiece created with inspiration from a specific piece of artwork. Maxwell’s House, Door County Nature Works, Crickets, Bliss, and Vintique all participated in this […]

  • Door to Nature: Living Fossils

    The farthest thing from my mind was a “living fossil” when a friend called me with a strange request many years ago. Robert Marcellus, principal clarinetist with the Cleveland Orchestra at the time and also a member of the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra, called me seeking the whereabouts of some rather thick, robust scouring rushes. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: I’m Just Asking

    We all have different ideas about the appropriate size and role of government. That is a good topic for conversation. No name calling, no yelling, just a thoughtful discussion and sharing of points of view. In some instances it is pretty clear what the role of government should be. Defense comes to mind. In other […]

  • Liberty Grove Sues Sister Bay to Settle 30-Year Dispute

    The Town of Liberty Grove initiated legal action against the Village of Sister Bay to settle a dispute about ownership of the wastewater treatment plant that serves Sister Bay and a portion of Liberty Grove. The town has sought part ownership for more than 30 years, when the first intergovernmental agreement was signed by the […]

  • Liberty Grove Not Happy with Sister Bay’s Accounting

    Update: The Village of Sister Bay committees did not recommend the transfer of utility funds to the Sister Bay Advancement Association. The lack of communication and intergovernmental cooperation with the Village of Sister Bay was a major topic of discussion at the Sept. 20 Liberty Grove Town Board meeting. It began with Chair John Lowry […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Honoring TAP’s Past, Present, Future

    I would like to respond to both letters to the editor (Aug. 31 and Sept. 14) written concerning my Culture Club article on Aug. 25. The purpose of the article was to give an overview of the work James Valcq and I have done since arriving at TAP in the fall of 2011. Any mention […]

  • Local, Professional Sports Standings: Sept. 24

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Sept. 24, 2017   Football Standings – MONLPC-Large (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Southern Door, 3-0, 4-2, 1.000 Oconto, 3-1, 5-1, .750 Peshtigo, 2-1, 2-3, .667 Kewaunee, 2-2, 4-2, .500 Sturgeon Bay, 1-2, 1-5, .333 Coleman, 1-2, 2-4, .333 Algoma, 0-4, 0-6, .000   Football Standings – […]

  • Framed: Yard Sale Pirates

    Invaded by pirates from Kewaunee! Booty in hand, on to plunder more at the next yard sale at Autumnfest in Baileys Harbor. Submitted by Kristen Peil.

  • Reps in the News: Walker Appoints New DNR Secretary

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released a statement following Gov. Walker’s signing of the 2017-2019 state budget:  “I am proud to have voted for a budget that moves our state in the right direction and I am happy the Governor has signed it into law. There is a lot in this budget that will propel […]

  • By the Numbers: Best and Worst States for Teachers

    In honor of World Teachers Day (Oct. 5), WalletHub analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia in 21 indicators of teacher friendliness. New York ranked highest and Arizona scored lowest. Wisconsin ranked 21st overall, scoring just 55.47 points out of a possible 100.   Highest Annual Salaries (adjusted for cost of living) […]

  • CCR Column: Sexual Assault Center in Need of Volunteers

    by Kelly Thyse, Sexual Assault Center of Family Services   The Sexual Assault Center of Family Services provides services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for victims of sexual assault or abuse, and their families and friends. Services are confidential and free of charge. The Sexual Assault Center provides sensitive services to all […]

  • Ellison Bay Pottery’s Recent Firing Focused on Mugs

    Pottery mugs are misunderstood and underappreciated and Ellison Bay Pottery wants to change that one beautifully crafted mug at a time. Luckily the recent firing filled the gallery shelves with new mugs. John Dietrich, resident potter and Ellison Bay Pottery owner, believes the handle is the most important part of a mug. It’s got to […]

  • Artist Night at Roots Inn and Kitchen

    Roots Inn and Kitchen hosts local artist night featuring works from Katie Roth, Ryan Miller, Erin Tauscher and singer/songwriter Frank Maloney. Roots will be open special evening hours Oct. 3 from 5 to 9 pm, serving beer and wine for purchase. Maloney will play on the private back deck 7 – 9 pm, weather permitting. […]

  • Cheers!: Old Style Returns to La Crosse for Oktoberfest

    If, like me, you bought a four-pack of Heileman’s Old Style Oktoberfest “brewed in LaCrosse,” you may have thought that true Old Style is back. Wrong! Yes, last year City Brewery of La Crosse started making Old Style Oktoberfest, and rolled it out again this year, but the brand is still owned by virtual brewer […]

  • Solo Show at Mr. Helsinki Restaurant

    Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar announces a solo exhibit by Carleyrae Weber, titled In The House With All The Plants, with an opening reception Oct. 5, 5 – 7 pm. Throughout In The House With All The Plants, Weber explores nostalgia and fragmented memory. Taking inspiration from expressionist artist Cy Twombly and musician Lana […]

  • Photography Opportunity in China’s Yunnan Province

    The Linden Centre will hold its annual Southwest China Photography Tour, led by internationally renowned photographer Doug Beasley. The tour will take place March 14-26, 2018, a season of perfect weather to explore the region’s Himalayan valleys and ethnic villages. In addition to staying at the Linden Centre, one of China’s top-rated hotels on, […]

  • PenArt Community Iron Pour Lights up the Night

    All ages are invited to participate in the festivities of the eighth annual Iron Pour Event at Peninsula School of Art (PenArt), 3900 County F, on Oct. 7, 4 – 8 pm. For a donation of $20, each person may create a 5×5-inch iron tile by scratching into a preformed, sand-and-resin mold using simple tools. […]

  • In Their Own Words: Southern Door Students Address Civility

    by Susan McAninch On Thursday, Sept. 21, in Madison, the Door County Civility Project, along with two other organizations and two individuals, was recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) as a 2017 Friend of Education. These groups and individuals were awarded this honor for their outstanding contributions to support children and young […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Weidner’s ‘Pagel Paradox’

    The paradox is this. How can an industrial “factory farmer,” dairy producer/owner/investor and industrial quantity liquid manure producer also be in charge of a county committee overseeing issues concerning protection of surface and ground water quality, and related public health and safety and non-farmer owned market property values, when this industrial production model has been […]

  • Artist Talk with Architectural Illustrator, Bruce Bondy

    The Hardy Gallery is excited to present an artist talk with one of Chicago’s leading architectural illustrators, Bruce Bondy. This event is in conjunction with the Hardy’s current exhibit, Making Marks, Making Meaning, a show that examines all forms of drawing from process to product. Bondy is an architectural illustrator from Chicago, who owns and […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Sept. 29 – Oct. 6

    DOOR COUNTY County of Door:  The Emergency Service Committee meets at 9 am Oct. 3. The Veterans Service Commission meets at 11 am Oct. 3. The Veterans Service Council meets at 1:30 pm Sept. 3. The Resource Planning Committee meets at 2 pm Oct. 5. Town of Gibraltar:  The town board meets at 7 pm […]

  • Budget Changes Deer and Turkey Tagging

    The 2017-2019 biennial budget recently signed by Gov. Scott Walker includes changes in deer and turkey tagging that are going into effect immediately. Under the new budget law, deer and turkey carcass tags are not required to be issued with licenses. In addition, validation and attachment of carcass tags is no longer required. These changes […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Participating in Safe Kids Day

    On Aug. 19, 2017, Safe Kids Day Door County individuals, organizations and businesses shared health and safety tips at the 1st annual free and interactive event at the Door County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay. Made possible by a Door County Public Health/ Wisconsin State Health Prevention grant, Safe Kids Day provided fun and informational tips […]

  • Obituary: Rev. Christopher W. Leonard

    Rev. Christopher W. Leonard, 56, of Fish Creek, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday morning September 26, 2017. He and his wife Kris Ann loved serving the Lord together and working with families and making friends wherever they went. Chris loved spending time with his family, enjoying the communities he lived in and riding […]

  • Obituary: Albert F. Goeppinger III

    Albert F. Goeppinger III, 76, of Egg Harbor, died Sunday morning, September 24, 2017 at his home. He was born May 28, 1941 in Taylorville, IL, the son of the late Albert F. Goeppinger Jr. and Evelyn G. Serk. Al graduated from Maine Township East High School in 1959. He received his BA in Accounting from […]

  • Obituary: Allen William Thiele

    Allen William Thiele, 77, from Washington Island peacefully passed away in his home on September 23, 2017; due to liver failure. He was born to Donald E and Leona R (Duveneck) Thiele on May 28, 1940; in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He joined the Coast Guard upon graduating from Manitowoc Lincoln High school. He was stationed on […]

  • Obituary: Michael G. Colwell

    Michael G. “Mike” Colwell 88, of West Bend, died Friday September 22, 2017, at his home. Mike was born on May 8, 1929 in Medford, Wisconsin the son of the late Harry and Edna (Graham) Colwell. On August 22, 1955 he was united in marriage to Beatrice Duquaine in Fish Creek, WI. Mike was a […]

  • Obituary: Allan John Lamer

    Allan John Lamer, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly on September 19, 2017, in Appleton at ThedaCare Medical Regional Center.  He was born June 22, 1936, in Tomahawk, Wisconsin to Joseph and Estelle (Bauer) Lamer. After high school, Al attended Milwaukee School of Engineering where he studied manufacturing engineering.  He married his high school sweetheart, […]

  • Obituary: Erhard (John) Adolph Zeile

    Erhard (John) Adolph Zeile died peacefully on September 19, at Hearthside in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11 at 1pm at Shepherd of the Bay Church in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. John’s nephew, Reverend Carl Voges, will co-officiate with Reverend James Honig. John was born on February 4, 1925, in […]

  • Obituary: Joy Marie Viste

    Joy Marie Viste, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly, Sunday night, September 17, 2017 at Door County Medical Center with family at her side. She was born September 3, 1951 in Tucson, AZ, the daughter of Glen and Betty (Ratliff) Johnson. Joy attended high school in Arizona through her junior year and then moved […]

  • Memorial Service: Tom Mand

    Tom Mand May 11, 1949 – June 21, 2017 A Celebration of Life will be held Oct. 1 for Tom Mand, who died at the age of 68, will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm, with a service at 6 pm at Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 County G, Egg Harbor. Memorials for Open Door Bird Sanctuary and […]

  • Births: Sept. 2-19, 2017

    Britain and Denis O’Connor are the parents of a daughter born Sept. 2, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay. Maternal grandparents are Rebecca Bodmer, Sturgeon Bay, and Barry Waid, Lincoln, Neb. Paternal grandparents are Anne and John O’Connor, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Births at Door County Medical Center Abby and Quinn Struck, Sturgeon […]

  • Door County Flu Vaccine Clinics

    The Door County Health Department announces flu vaccine clinics for adults are scheduled throughout October. Influenza (flu) can be a very serious disease with many complications. Symptoms of influenza include fever, muscle aches, sore throat, and a non-productive cough. More serious illness can occur if pneumonia follows. The health department will give the quadrivalent vaccine […]

  • St. Lukes Invites Pets to ‘Blessing of Animals’ Oct. 1

    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church invites the community to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with a Blessing of Animals on Oct. 1 at 2 pm. People are invited to bring their pets, pictures of their pets or even their stuffed animals to the church. The blessing will be in the parking lot of St. Luke’s […]

  • Doulagivers of Door County Hold Orientation Session, Oct. 3

    Marggie Hatala, RN, BSN, Reiki Master, of Doulagivers of Door County will host an “End of Life Doulagivers” orientation session, Oct. 3, 5-8 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library. This event offers each participant the information they need to allow them to assist others from the time of a terminal diagnosis, all way through creating […]

  • HELP of Door County’s Domestic Violence Support Group Meets Every Other Wednesday

    Beginning Oct. 4, HELP of Door County Inc.’s domestic violence support group will meet on Wednesdays from 5 – 6 pm at the HELP offices at 219 Green Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay. The first meeting is Oct. 4 and they’ll be held every other week. Snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information […]

  • Liam Herbst Recognized As 2017-18 National Hispanic Scholar

    Robert Nickel, Sturgeon Bay High School principal, announced that Liam Herbst has been recognized as a 2017-18 National Hispanic Scholar. Each year, the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) honors more than 5,000 academically outstanding students from the more than 250,000 Hispanic/Latino juniors who take the PSAT/NMSQT. Nickel also announced that Herbst and Thomas Renfrew have […]

  • Silent Auction to Benefit Door County Medical Center’s Ministry Fund

    On Oct. 5, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) will hold a Mission and Values Week Silent Auction to raise money for the Ministry Fund. The mission of The Ministry Fund is to further the healing ministry of Jesus by continually improving the health and well-being of all people, especially the poor. The types of needs […]

  • Free Continental Breakfast at Ephraim Moravian Church, Oct. 7

    The Ephraim Moravian Church will host a free continental breakfast on Oct. 7, from 8 to 10:30 am. The breakfast is free to all and will include Moravian sugar cake and other bakery, fresh fruit, juices and coffee. Tours of the church will also be conducted. There will be a free-will offering for the Moravian […]

  • Annual Chefs for a Day Returns Oct. 7 to Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club

    The 22nd Annual Chefs for a Day event to benefit United Way of Door County will be held Oct. 7 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Doors open at 6 pm to a complimentary wine and cheese tasting. At 6:15pm, volunteer servers will distribute hors d’oeuvres created by amateur chefs. At 7:15 pm, guests will […]

  • CPR Training at Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station, Oct. 19

    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 method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $20 per […]

  • Health Benefits of Laughter Is Topic of Next Community Health Presentation

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation, “Laughter Is The Best Medicine” on Oct. 22, 4 pm at Sister Bay’s First Baptist Church. The speaker will be Dr. Maria Chona Antonio, M.D., Family and Integrative Medicine. She will share how a good laugh can actually improve […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Teaching Kindness By Teaching Respect

    When it comes to kids, I believe that our job as adults, is to help them figure out who they are and then give them the tools to be successful with whatever qualities they were born with. To achieve this, I believe we should teach them to respect themselves and each other. Respect = compassion, […]

  • Boys & Girls Club Introduces New Hires Martha Neigel, Adam Sutter

    Two newly hired nonprofit veterans are now in place at the Boys & Girls Club of Door County (BGCDC). Martha Neigel is the Director of Strategic Initiatives, a newly created position, and Adam Sutter is the Director of Resource Development and Marketing. For more than a decade, Neigel held managerial positions at Lambs Farm, a […]

  • Baileys Harbor Community Association Holds Membership Dinner, Oct. 10

    Find out what’s new in Baileys Harbor at the Baileys Harbor Community Association’s (BHCA) Annual Membership Dinner Oct. 10 at Thyme Cuisine at Maxwelton Braes. The dinner begins at 5:30 pm. Meet the BHCA board and new hires, and learn more about future projects and events. Attendees may choose one of the following entrées: sirloin […]

  • Villaggios Offers Portion of Pizza Sales to United Way

    Throughout October, Villaggios in Juddville, between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek, is partnering with United Way of Door County. With every signature pizza sold in October, $1 will be donated to United Way of Door County. The funds donated will go toward meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign need for 2017. For more information about the […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Sept. 26, 2017

    Crop prices (Sept. 26) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.12 -0.40 $2.91 Soybeans $8.83 -0.81 $8.98 Wheat $3.74 -0.80 $2.95 Oats $2.20 -0.30 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.99/bushel -0.53 New-Crop Corn $2.99/bushel -0.53 Wheat $3.64/bushel -0.90   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Rogue Theater Starts Fall Season with ‘The Dixie Swim Club’

    Rogue Theater begins its fall season with an amazing script The Dixie Swim Club by Nicholas Hope, Jessie Jones and Jamie Wooten. The all-female cast celebrates the best of women’s relationships. Enduring friendships are among the most important aspects of human existence they sustain when all else fails – marriages, children, careers, investments. The Dixie […]

  • Savory Spoon Releases Itinerary for France Culinary Trip

    Savory Spoon Cooking School is heading across the Atlantic in a trip to Gascony, France from May 14-20, 2018. Southwest France is a foodie’s paradise and the specialties of the region will speak to palates like no other. Duck confit, prunes, armagnac (brandy) and fois gras, are just a few of the regional specialties travelers […]

  • Shipwrecked Brew Pub Torn Down

    Brewmaster Rich Zielke stood on the island that separates County G lanes to Hwy 42 the morning of Sept. 27 as two Komatsu excavators began pulling down Shipwrecked Brew Pub, where he has been brewmaster since 2006. “I had to be here for this,” he said. Shipwrecked was heavily damaged by an electrical fire on […]

  • Scott Burns Quintet Brings Jazz to Birch Creek, Sept. 30

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center is pleased to welcome the Scott Burns Quintet on Sept. 30 at 7:30 pm for their Fall Concert Series. Saxophonist and Birch Creek faculty member Scott Burns will bring an all-star quintet consisting of veterans from the Chicago and international jazz scene, including fellow Birch Creek faculty member trombonist Tom […]

  • TAP Hosts Screening of Kuhns’ ‘Escarpment’

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will host a showing of the film Escarpment by Roger Kuhns on Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm. Escarpment is the natural history story of eastern Wisconsin and the Niagara Escarpment region of the Great Lakes. The film was shot on location along the entire length of the Niagara Escarpment, with a […]

  • Seaman Entertains for Final ‘Gibraltar Talks’ of 2017

    The last “Gibraltar Talks” program of the season will have musical flair and entertain young and old alike. On Oct. 5 at 7 pm at the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek, David HB Drake will entertain the crowd. Drake has spent a lifetime singing about the sea, working on tall ships, and teaching the […]

  • Land Trust Screens ‘Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman’ Documentary Oct. 4

    The Door County Land Trust will host a screening of the documentary film Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay, on Oct. 4 at 7 pm. Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman tells the inspiring story of heartland heroes who are feeding the world while stewarding the land and water. Viewers will find striking similarities […]

  • Beth Chafey-Hon Plays for Nonprofits at Settlement Shops Farmers Market

    On Oct. 4, 10 am – 12 pm, Beth Chafey-Hon will perform at the Settlement Shops Farmers Market in Fish Creek. She’ll play a variety of styles on violin, with unique back-up orchestra. All tips will go to the Door County Humane Society and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  

  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Hosts Autumn Twilight Tours

    Delight in the tales of lighthouse keepers through story, song and poetry at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse for Twilight Tours, Tunes & Tales on the fall evenings of Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 6-7. On these special evenings a friendly glow will shine on the path leading to the keeper’s house, the same warm glow that […]

  • Sturgeon Bay School District Staff Come Together for Talent Show

    Do you ever wonder what Sturgeon Bay School District teachers, school administrators and other staff members do after the kids go home? They sing, play music, act, paint and sculpt! Employees of the Sturgeon Bay School District will present a faculty talent show and art exhibit at the Sturgeon Bay High School auditorium, (1230 Michigan […]

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 13-21, 2017

    IDLEWILD Senior Men’s League Handicap Championship (Sept. 21) Best Net Scores: Harold Forbes -34; Bob Nelson, Arne Odegaard & Kent Wickman -39; Jim Budny -40; Glenn Ocock, Pete Hegrenes, Leo DeLair, Ken Seigworth & Wayne Turk -41 Best Gross Scores: Wickman -41; Budny & Forbes -45; Nelson -46; Odegaard & Ocock -49 Event Winners: Wickman […]

  • 4-H Horse, Pony Ride Takes Place Oct. 8

    The annual 2017 Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Fall Trail Ride takes place Oct. 8 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 am. The ride is open to anyone who wants to join in the fun, […]

  • Mike Kwain Earns Hole-in-One at Deer Run Golf Course

    It seems that this is the year for hole-in-ones at Deer Run Golf Course on Washington Island. On Sept. 20, Mike Kwain of Orland Park, Ill., experienced a hole-in-one on hole #8, with a shot of 145 yards. He was using a 5 iron and a Titleist ball. He was playing with his brother, Steve […]

  • County Parks Director Presents on History, Future of Park System

    The Door County Historical Society will host its Saturday afternoon yesteryear program “Door County Parks,” presented by Erik Aleson on Sept. 30 at 2 pm in the Collins Learning Center adjacent to the Heritage Village at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. What has 992 acres, 12 miles of state trail that was a railroad, […]

  • County Comes Together for Invasive Species Challenge

    On Oct. 12, 9 am – 12:30 pm, a forum will be held at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay for landowners and organizations interested in learning more about invasive species and the innovative ways to slow their spread in Door County. The forum is titled “Door County: Joining Together to Confront the Invasive […]

  • DNR Hosts Open Houses at State Fisheries

    The public can get a close-up look at how Wisconsin fisheries crews give nature a helping hand to keep fishing great on Lake Michigan when state egg collecting facilities in Kewaunee and Racine hold open houses in October. The events give fish enthusiasts of all ages a chance to see Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources […]

  • In the Studio with Vocalist Sarah Meredith Livingston

    As a four-year-old growing up on a farm in northeastern Iowa, Sarah Meredith liked to stage musical shows for her family. Even if she’d had a grasp of world geography at that age, it would not have occurred to her that one day she’d be performing to great acclaim across the U.S. and from Europe […]

  • Earthworms: Climate Villains

    Lee E. Frelich, Ph.D. director of the University of Minnesota Center for Forest Ecology, will speak on “How the Lowly Earthworm Becomes a Climate Villain” for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s Oct. 9 program at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay. The program begins at 7 pm. Earthworms are important […]

  • Norwegian Jazz Quartet Starts American Tour in Door

    It all started in a living room flat with 20 people and four cases of beer. Now, 10 years later, Cortex is a world-renowned jazz band preparing a stateside tour for their new album Avant-Garde Party Music, which will begin in Sturgeon Bay on Oct. 3. Cortex is a Norwegian jazz group led by trumpeter […]

  • Greens N Grains Workshop on Herbs for Stress-Filled Times

    Join herbalist Joanne Bauman at Junction Center Yoga Studio on Oct. 3, from noon to 2 pm, to explore a collection of Mother Nature’s own safe and natural herbal options that will help to calm anxiety, soothe frazzled nerves, promote better sleep patterns, ease depression, ease heartache and nourish your body’s overall resiliency. Bauman is […]

  • FEMA Evaluates Kewaunee Response to Nuclear Plant Risk

    On Sept. 19 and 20, observed off-site evaluations were hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Green Bay, Luxemburg, Madison and Manitowoc on areas that included protecting the health and safety of people potentially at risk in the 10-mile radius of Point Beach Nuclear Plant. Preliminary results from FEMA officials show no issues […]

  • NWTC Students Install Charging Station at Crossroads

    During alternating years, Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay undertakes an energy project to demonstrate its commitment to renewable energy and reducing its carbon footprint. In 2017, the project was the installation of an electric vehicle recharging station in the recently completed parking lot. Serving two vehicles at once at up to 75 amps […]

  • Learn About Current Land Trust Projects at Oct. 1 Event

    The Door County Land Trust will host an event called “Widening the Circle” on Oct. 1, 2-5pm at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor for the community to learn about the nonprofit organization’s land protection work and current projects. Executive Director Tom Clay said, “Door County is a special place due to its incredible vistas, sweeping […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: The Colors of the Universe

    by Mike Egan, Door Peninsula Astronomical Society Our expectation of what we will see through a telescope sometimes doesn’t square with our actual experience, and disappointment results. So it was with my first telescope experience. A novice, I bought a rather inexpensive Newtonian and set it up on the roof of an apartment house in […]

  • Seven Confections: Designs of the Most Delectable Kind

    Like most artists who find themselves among the soft pink cherry blossoms of a Door County spring, Lauren Estay was inspired to capture the scenery in her own creative way:  with colored cocoa butters as paint and chocolate as canvas. What came of this endeavor was the Door County Cherry, a cherry-infused, dark chocolate bonbon […]

  • Jacksonport Hires Design/Build Firm for Town Hall

    Upon the recommendation of its Buildings & Grounds Committee, the Jacksonport Town Board voted at its Sept. 26 meeting in favor of hiring Schuh Construction of Seymour, Wis., as the design/build firm for the town hall/fire department project. Tom Ash, chair of the Buildings & Grounds Committee, said the committee received four proposals for the […]

  • A Day at Washington Island’s Literary Festival

    Editor’s note: This year marked the fifth of Washington Island’s Literary Festival. Pulse literature writer Carolyn Kane attended the three-day conference, which brought in authors from around the country and was centered on the theme, “Exploring Frontiers, Real & Imagined.” The Saturday session of Washington Island’s Fifth Annual Literary Festival began last week with breakfast […]

  • Report: 73 Killed by Domestic Violence in Wisconsin in 2016

    According to the newly released Wisconsin Domestic Violence Homicide Report, 73 people in Wisconsin lost their lives to domestic violence in 2016. Patti Seger, Executive Director of End Domestic Abuse WI, announced the release of the report at the State Capitol on Sept. 26. Of the individuals who died because of domestic violence in 2016, […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Sept. 29 – Oct. 6

    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, September 25, 1874 “Is the candidate for Register of Deeds here,” said a stranger as he came into a saloon last Friday. “Yes, sir, what do […]

  • County Offers Fraud Monitoring Service

    Carey Petersilka, Door County Register of Deeds, wants to inform residents of a new free online subscription service that allows the public to have their name/property monitored within the Register of Deeds office in order to track possible fraudulent activity. Subscribers will be notified when the name they have submitted is used in any recording […]

  • Door County Wearable Art Show Returns with Fall Selections

    As Door County’s landscape makes its annual shift from the bright greens, blues and yellows of summer to the fiery reds, browns and oranges of autumn, fashion will soon follow suit. With changing flora comes falling temperatures, demanding thicker fabrics, layered ensembles and knit accessories paired with leather bags and statement jewelry. All of this […]

  • Pro Golf Tips: Routine Golf

    The word “routine” in golf refers to many different things. As the golf season of 2017 moves into the fall, this is a good time to reflect on how this word affects your golf game. Here are some examples to reflect on: The routine of your practice and playing schedule. The routine of who you […]

  • Town of Gibraltar Aims to Shut Down Food Truck

    When the owners of White Cottage Red Door, formerly Ray’s Cherry Hut, purchased a food truck to park on their property next to the retail store between Juddville and Fish Creek on Hwy 42, they didn’t think twice about it. Lisa Howard and her brother Chris Hadraba had the proper state permits for operation of […]