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Peninsula Pulse – Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2016

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  • Grant Will Restore Door County Wetlands

    The Nature Conservancy was awarded a $186,200 grant from the Sustain Our Great Lakes program to hire a four-person seasonal crew for two years to control invasive species and restore and enhance coastal wetlands within the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands Ramsar Site, a 11,443-acre wetland complex designated as a Wetland of International Importance by the […]

  • Public Meeting for NWTC Learning, Innovation Center Oct. 5

    What would create more jobs and more small businesses in the Door Peninsula? A place to build prototypes? Classrooms that would support everything from CNA classes to business seminars? Commercial kitchen facilities? Opportunities for kids to explore STEM skills? The public will wait one more day to provide ideas and feedback that can shape the […]

  • Pumpkin Patch, Iron Pour & More Weekend Plans

    Take in the sights, sounds and tastes of autumn during one of the busiest weekends on the Door Peninsula! From Apple Fest to Pumpkin Patch, we’ve got you covered for a memorable, fun-filled weekend in the county. Friday, October 7 Reiki & Readings Explore the world of energy work with JenMarie Stevens, a medical intuitive, […]

  • Commentary: Vikings Rise

    During the last week I’ve had more people than I care to count ask me this emotionally charged question: “How are the kids all doing?” When I reflect more deeply, however, I realize that I’ve been getting asked that question about Gibraltar High School students not just for the last few days, but for the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Reviews Waterfront Redevelopment Plan

    On Sept. 20, the Sturgeon Bay City Council went into closed session to review two items involving the West Waterfront Redevelopment Project. Because of the current lawsuit blocking the waterfront aspects of the plan, the hotel project has been held up and, several parameters of the original hotel development agreement need to be revised if […]

  • Jacksonport Seeks Rendering for Town Hall and Fire Station

    The Town of Jacksonport is seeking to contract with a qualified individual or entity to perform complete architectural, engineering and specification writing services for the renovation and expansion of its Town Hall/ Fire Station. There will be a mandatory attendance pre-proposal meeting and site inspection on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 1 pm at the Jacksonport […]

  • Servers of the Week: The Crew at Nelson’s in Baileys Harbor

      It’s the one-stop shop on Door County’s quiet side, Where treasures of all kinds in hundreds of aisles hide. It’s the Baileys Harbor maze you’re always glad to enter Welcome to Nelson’s Shopping Center!   It’s been the heart of this little town since 1945, A place where husbands go to get lost and […]

  • Walker Under Fire After Recall Emails Surface

    Governor Scott Walker As he engaged in a desperate hunt for national money to help Republicans retain control of the Wisconsin Senate in a series of 2011 recall elections, Gov. Walker reached out to Karl Rove, who controlled a conservative super PAC known as American Crossroads. In his May 4, 2011, email to Rove, Walker […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The common council meets at noon on Oct. 4. Town of Gibraltar: The town board meets at 7 pm on Oct. 5. Town of Jacksonport: The Parks Committee meets at 7 pm on Oct. 3. UW-Extension specialist Bill Rizzo will present the topic of “Building Community and Engaging the […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Sept. 30, 2016

    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?   “I wonder what they are doing with the old tower? We could slap an Acorn Stairlift System on that thing and […]

  • Cheers!: A Beautiful No-Brainer

    Standing in front of the wall of beer at my local recently, I didn’t have anything in mind other than the idea of really kicking back and enjoying a beer. So, which exotic brew will it be today? My eyes wander from the Belgians to the Danes to the Dutch to the English to the […]

  • Restoring Dunes Lake: Pilot Project Proves this Hidden Gem Desperately Needs Help

    All the way down the twisting Geisel Creek, a heavy machine droned incessantly through the cedar and aspen forest – sometimes amplified and sometimes muffled by that forest as our kayaks headed toward the source of the sound, a hydraulic dredging machine that for the last three weeks has been clearing out a two-acre section […]

  • Regulations Closing Nelson’s in Baileys Harbor

    After 71 years in Baileys Harbor, regulation from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and a lack of support from both town and county zoning has forced Gary Nelson to close his storefront. While he will consolidate his hardware store into the Fish Creek location, the Baileys Harbor boy doesn’t want to leave the lakeside. […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Wild About Mushrooms

    The spotty light showers that sprinkled Northern Door this past summer had not been enough to bring out the wild mushrooms, but now that has changed with the more substantial rains of September. The longer the earth dries out, the greater the need is for large amounts of rain in each storm. That brings the […]

  • Workforce Development Plan Unveiled

    The Door County Economic Development Corp. (DCEDC) recently unveiled a new, four-year comprehensive workforce development plan called Grow Door County – A Workforce for the Future, at a Sept. 13 Business & Education Partnership Summit. More than 90 business, education and community leaders attended the summit and participated in the small group discussions. More than […]

  • The Presidential Candidates’ Education Platforms

    Candidate Clinton’s Education Platform Hillary Clinton has been working to improve and support our public schools for decades: As a young law student working for Marian Wright Edelman, Hillary went undercover to investigate “segregation academies” in Alabama. As first lady of Arkansas, she chaired the Arkansas Educational Standards Commission, fighting to raise academic standards, increase teacher […]

  • Ice Bowl Memories: Door County Woman Returns to Lambeau Field

    Given the chance to attend one game in Green Bay Packers’ history, past or present, you would be sure to receive varying responses from Packers fans. Some may opt for the nostalgia of football’s early days, perhaps a game from the 1919 season, Green Bay’s first. Or maybe a game from one of the 13 […]

  • Framed: Madelyn Jarosh

    Four-year-old Madelyn Jarosh of Jacksonport visits the Stavkirke on a recent family daytrip of exploring on Washington Island. Submitted by Natalie Jarosh.

  • Pet Talk: Toys for Your Cat

    Q: We are going to be getting a new cat. We know to get a litter box, litter, food and a scratching post, but are wondering if there are any specific cat toys you would recommend. Thanks! A: With all of the cat toys on the market it certainly can be overwhelming deciding what to […]

  • Trivia: Presidential Salaries

      Question: What was the first salary of the President of the United States, established Sept. 24, 1789? Answer: $25,000. Today the president’s annual salary is $400,000.

  • Drug Arrest of Kevin Anschutz in Jacksonport

      Door County Sheriff Steven Delarwelle credits the recent combined efforts of the DEA, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Department of Homeland Security and the Door-Kewaunee Drug Task Force for a successful operation that resulted in the Sept. 21 arrest of Kevin Anschutz, 51, in the Town of Jacksonport on numerous drug-related charges. Investigators of the […]

  • Featured Pet: Yellow Eyes

    This is Yellow Eyes. Please don’t blame him for the rather odd name. When he came into the shelter as a stray in August there were so many cats in the building the staff was running out of names. As you can see by his picture, he is a very handsome boy with a white […]

  • Science Snippet: Sources of Lower Back Pain

    Most adults suffer lower back pain some time or another, and for some it may be debilitating. Unfortunately, the source of such pain is also a pain for physicians to diagnose and, all too often, unnecessary surgery is performed. A number of physicians have begun looking at data that show that that non-surgical approaches may […]

  • NAMI Programs Creating Advocates for Mental Health

    In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, which takes place the first full week of October, we talk to a Sturgeon Bay man who has overcome his own demons and now helps others on the road to recovery at JAK’s Place. Seth Wiederanders has come a long way since suffering his first psychotic breakdown in […]

  • In Wake of Brother’s Death, Mettie Spiess Inspires Hope through Blog

    On March 17, 2014, the Door County community lost a man who many knew as the “life of the party,” a man with a larger-than-life personality filled with charisma, humor and spirit. This weekend, two-and-a-half years after Eddie Strege’s suicide, friends, family and community will come together again to celebrate his legacy during the third […]

  • Manners Matter: How to Give Tactful Feedback

    Dear Mary Pat,   My friend wrote a book and it is terrible. He’s been talking about it for months, so I was really looking forward to reading it. He gave me the final draft and wanted me and a couple of others to read it to get some feedback before he starts trying to […]

  • Fatal Car Accident in Sturgeon Bay on Spet. 22

    The Sturgeon Bay Police Department investigated a fatal motor vehicle accident that took place at approximately 11:55 am on Sept. 22 near the skate park at West Spruce Street, just west of Madison Avenue. First responders arrived on scene and found the driver, who was the lone occupant, without a pulse or breathing. Medical efforts […]

  • DNR Announces Open House for Chinook Run

    Recent rains have pushed stream flows well above long-term averages in major Lake Michigan tributaries, including the Kewaunee River in Kewaunee County, prompting anticipation for this year’s Chinook salmon run. As the mature salmon begin their final journey up the Kewaunee rivers and Strawberry Creek in Door County, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources fisheries staff […]

  • Final Fundraising Effort for Maritime Museum Tower

    The Door County Maritime Museum will break ground on a new lighthouse replica tower in April of 2017. The plan, developed over the last 10 years, is in its final phase of fundraising to reach the approximate $2.4 million goal. That final phase shifts the focus from big donors to local support for the expansion […]

  • Two OWI Arrests in Sturgeon Bay

    Sturgeon Bay police were dispatched to a reckless driving complaint on the city’s west side on Sept. 24 at 12:12 am. The suspect vehicle was located on South Elgin Avenue, where police initiated contact with the driver, a 21-year-old male from Casco. The driver smelled of intoxicants and field sobriety tests were performed. The driver […]

  • Registration Opens for Door County Half Marathon Oct. 1

    Registration for the 10th running of the Door County Half Marathon opens Oct. 1. Runners won’t want to miss out on the special running of a race that has been hailed as one of the best in America. “It’s amazing that we’re already talking about the 10th year,” said cofounder David Eliot. “To see it […]

  • Parr, Lauritsen Win Hey Hey 5k

    Jackson Parr of Fish Creek and Robyn Lauritsen of Green Bay won the overall titles at the second annual Hey Hey 5k in Baileys Harbor Saturday, Sept. 24. Parr, clad in a Wild Tomato Pizza bodysuit, finished in 17:39 to pace the men. Robyn Lauritsen took first on the women’s side with a time of […]

  • High School Fall Athletics: Sept. 30-Oct. 7, 2016

    GIBRALTAR   Cross Country Oct. 4 @ Brillion, 4:15 pm   Football Oct. 1 @ DC Everest vs. Prairie Farm, 1 pm Oct. 7 vs. Bowler, 7 pm   Soccer (Boys) Oct. 4 @ Gresham, 4:30 pm Oct. 6 vs. Sheboygan Falls, 6:30 pm   Volleyball Oct. 1 @ Gresham, 9 am Oct. 3 – […]

  • Local Prep Sports Standings: Sept. 25, 2016

    Football Standings – Great 8 North Conference (8-Player) (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT)   Green Bay NEW, 4-0, 5-1, 1.000 Sevastopol, 4-1, 5-1, .800 Lena/St. Thomas, 3-1, 3-3, .750 Gibraltar, 2-3, 2-4, .400 Menominee Indian, 2-4, 2-4, .333 Oneida Nation, 1-3, 1-5, .250 Bowler-Gresham, 0-3, 0-6, .000   Football Standings – Packerland Conference […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to the Pulse

    I have been enjoying the Pulse for the past six years. We come up to Door County almost every weekend during the summer and fall. Your paper is always fun to read and I cannot wait to get my copy on Friday morning. You cover so many items related to history, local happenings, perspectives, community, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Supporting Go Dogs for Go Bo

    The Animal Clinic of Sturgeon Bay recently held our Go Dogs for Go Bo fundraiser. We are blessed to live in Door County and wanted to give back to the community and to a local organization that helps so many Door County families. We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the many individuals, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Preserve the Scenic Shoreline

    Anyone boating on the bay this summer has noticed an unsettling trend, the trophy homes along the shoreline and at the top of the bluff, with their outsize footprints and suburban style landscaping, are starting to change the character of the Door County shoreline. Our scenic shoreline that was green with cedars and dotted with […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Utesch for Assembly

    I had not met Lynn Utesch until last week when my husband and I sponsored a “meet and greet” event at our home for a dozen friends from northern Door. We are very impressed with this candidate, and I urge you to become more familiar with his qualifications and positions. Mr. Utesch is known for […]

  • Plant Identification Walk on Oct. 1

      The Door County Chapter of Wild Ones invites the community to a plant identification walk on Oct. 1 at 9:30 am along Landing Road at Potawatomi State Park. Meet at the boat landing parking lot. State park vehicle admission sticker is required. The site features a wide variety of shrubs, trees, forbs and fall […]

  • Learn About Solar Tech During Tour

      Five Door County locations will be open to the public as part of the 21st Annual National Solar Tour, the world’s largest grassroots solar event, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 1. This free event takes place across Wisconsin from 10 am to 4 pm and showcases the solar technologies your neighbors are using […]

  • Dane County Exec Unveils Council on Climate Change

    Clean Wisconsin cheered Dane County Executive Joe Parisi’s bold and progressive plan to curb climate change. Parisi unveiled the first initiatives of his 2017 budget proposal on Sept. 22. Parisi’s plan includes aggressive climate initiatives that triple Dane County’s production of solar power, create a new Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change, a […]

  • Statewide Effort Needed for Clean Power Plan

    Keith Reopelle, senior policy director for the environmental advocacy organization Clean Wisconsin, will be the featured speaker at the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s October program on Oct. 5 at 10341 Water St., Ephraim (the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship). The program begins at 7 pm, and is free and open to the public. Reopelle’s talk, […]

  • Support Birds and BCW with Coffee

    You can now drink great coffee while supporting responsible coffee growers and the tropical habitats upon which many of Wisconsin’s birds depend while also supporting Bird City Wisconsin (BCW). Most of the coffee sold in America today is literally killing the songbirds we love – and destroying a sustainable method of family farming that supports […]

  • Door County Humane Society Releases Next Dates for Therapy Dog Class Sessions

    The Door County Humane Society has just released their dates for the next Therapy Dog Class sessions. This program takes household dogs with basic obedience skills and trains them to provide affection and comfort to people in nursing homes, hospitals, retirement homes, detention centers, schools, hospices, disaster areas and other places where a friendly dog’s […]

  • St. Luke’s Holds Blessing of Animals Oct. 2

    The Feast of St. Francis is celebrated in many Christian traditions with a Blessing of Animals. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Sister Bay invites the community to bring pets to the church on Oct. 2 at 2 pm. The blessing will be in the parking lot of St. Luke’s at 2336 Canterbury Lane. For more […]

  • HELP of Door County Holds Walk With Me Event for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to help raise awareness and celebrate the strength and resilience of survivors and victims, HELP of Door County will hold a Walk With Me Event on Oct. 5, 4 – 7 pm, in Sturgeon Bay. “We’ll gather in Martin Park and listen to a few speakers tell their […]

  • UW-Extension and the Door County Civility Project Team Up for Effective Public Engagement Workshop

    UW-Extension and the Door County Civility Project will hold the workshop “Engaging the Public When Things Get Challenging and Emotions are High” on Oct. 6. There will be two sessions: 1:30-3:30 pm, Jacksonport Town Hall, 3365 County V; and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Nasewaupee Town Hall, 3388 County Road PD. These sessions will help local […]

  • Kay Glessner Donates Tools to Door County Historical Society

    Kay Glessner, Patrick Madden and Steve Madden display tools that Glessner donated to the Door County Historical Society for the Tool Museum at Heritage Village in Sturgeon Bay. The tools are a 26-inch wood divider, a wooden shovel and a wooden fork. Kay donated the tools in the memory of her late husband Roy Glessner. […]

  • Charles Peterson Prints Up for Auction at Harvest Supper

    On Oct. 12, the Ephraim Moravian Church will hold a Harvest Supper and silent auction of three Charles Peterson prints, all proceeds to benefit the Moravian churches in Uganda, Africa. There will be two seatings for the supper: 5 and 6:30 pm. The dinner is $12 for adults, $6 for kids 12 and under, and […]

  • Learn to Perform CPR and Use AED at Sister Bay 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 four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The class will be held Oct. 20, 6-10 pm, at […]

  • Boys & Girls Club Summer Participants See Improvement in Reading and Math Skills

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County (BGCDC) takes pride in announcing that summer program participants improved both their reading and math skills over the 11 weeks of camp. Executive Director Julie Davis said, “This summer the club was committed to preventing summer learning loss for our members. We are delighted to say that […]

  • Obituary: Doris Emma (Birk) Hunsader

    Doris Emma (Birk) Hunsader, 96, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died Monday, September 26, 2016 while at Algoma Long Term Care where she had been living the past five years. “Smiley,” as she was known by many at Algoma Long Term Care, was born May 7, 1920 in Detroit, MI. Doris moved to Charlevoix, MI where her mother, […]

  • Obituary: Michael Paul Bloom

    Michael Paul Bloom, 53, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly, Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Ministry Door County Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born September 26, 1962, the son of Jack and Mary Bloom. Following his graduation from Green Bay Preble High School, Mike received his degree in Computer Science from […]

  • Birth: Krystal and Scott Thorn

      Krystal and Scott Thorn, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on Sept. 25, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Mary and Richard Ostranski, Egg Harbor. Paternal grandparent is Kim Thorn, Algoma.

  • Employers, J-1 Visa Student Bikes Can Now Be Returned for Winter Storage

    Bicycles that have been loaned to employers of J-1 Visa international students this summer can be picked up for winter storage and refurbishment by calling Ken Hollenbeck at 920.854.2461. Those employers who have not paid the requested $10 usage fee for the bikes can make out a check to BRIDGES of Friendship, and give it […]

  • DCEDC Offers One-on-One Business Counseling Sessions Oct. 6

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay will offer free, one-on-one business counseling sessions on Oct. 6, 8:30 am to 5 pm, for any new or existing business owners in Door County. Chuck Brys, business counselor for the SBDC, will provide advice on business planning, […]

  • Licensed Massage Therapist Melissa Milewicz Joins Staff of Saguaro Day Spa

    Saguaro Day Spa officially welcomes Licensed Massage Therapist Melissa Milewicz to their professional staff. She joins licensed massage therapists Alycia Schultz and Nancy McDonnell at the Sturgeon Bay day spa. Milewicz brings more than 15 years of experience in the field of massage therapy. Having performed massage in many different areas of the wellness industry, […]

  • Iyengar Yoga Offered at Door County Yoga

    Iyengar-certified yoga instructor Jean Torrey will lead a workshop focusing on hip and shoulder opening postures on Oct. 1, 12 – 2 pm, at Door County Yoga. Iyengar Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga that uses props to assist people of all levels, ages, and abilities into postures that encourage proper skeletal alignment. The […]

  • Learn the Stories Behind the Stars from Astronomer/Storyteller Robert Mathieu

    Andromeda. Perseus. Cassiopeia. The stars that form the constellations of the autumn sky are as much a part of a Door County fall as are the changing colors of the leaves and the southern migration of the geese. Hear their legends and learn about their constellations with award-winning astronomer and enthusiastic storyteller Robert Mathieu. The […]

  • Belgian Heritage Center Holds Grand Opening of Exhibits Oct. 8

    The Belgian Heritage Center announces the grand opening of its historical exhibits is Oct. 8, 10 am – 4 pm. These exhibits tell the settlement story of the thousands of Belgians who came to Northeastern Wisconsin in the mid-1800s. They represent the culmination of two years of planning, research and fundraising on the part of […]

  • Three-Week Scientific Illustration Series Wraps Up at The Ridges

    Throughout September The Ridges in Baileys Harbor presented a three-part scientific illustration series. Over the course of three weekends, participants explored The Ridges Sanctuary looking for flora, insects and amphibians in their natural habitats. Participants would then study the items, sometimes even using a microscope, to learn the different components of each. Once each component […]

  • Star Counting Party and ‘Emissary’ Screening at Newport State Park

    How sharp are your eyes? On Sept. 30 at Newport State Park in Ellison Bay, help is needed for counting stars. Also on the same night is a screening of The Emissary movie. The Emissary features spectacular footage filmed in Newport State Park. Meet the movie creators before the star counting party. The movie starts […]

  • Citizen Science Archaeological Digs Continue at Crossroads at Big Creek

    This is the week for digging at Crossroads at Big Creek as the 2016 Citizen Science Archaeological Dig has begun. Students and teachers from area schools as well as interested adults can assume the positions of “citizen scientists” and continue the work at the Ida Bay Preserve. They will conduct systematic excavations using modern archaeological […]

  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Len Villano.

    Northern Door Storytellers Guild Holds Twilight Tours, Tunes & Tales at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse

    As night descends over the Door Peninsula, the lamp shines at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. As its beam brightens the night sky, the voices of past keepers whisper in the dark, echoing their stories. For two weekend evenings, the Door County Historical Society invites guests to delight in the tales of the keepers through story, song, […]

  • Many Tours, Cruises Offered during Autumn Door County Lighthouse Fest

    Reacting to the popularity of the Door County Lighthouse Festival each June and a positive response to last October’s first installment of an abbreviated Autumn Door County Lighthouse Festival, the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) is again offering some of its most popular tours Columbus Day weekend. Reservations are now being taken for these nautical […]

  • Get Through Election Season with Northern Sky’s ‘And If Elected’

    In 1992, Northern Sky Theater (then American Folklore Theatre) first presented And If Elected, a romp through U.S. presidential campaigns from George Washington to the first George Bush. Since then, three more Chief Executives have joined the pantheon. And If Elected returns to the 2016 fall line-up in anticipation of yet another humdinger election cycle. […]

  • Veterans Admitted for Free to Friday’s ‘All My Sons’ Performance

    After seeing success this past spring, Rogue Theater brings back Arthur Miller’s All My Sons to Sturgeon Bay High School auditorium. The show was brought to the forefront by Rogue actor and board member Chris Weidenbacher. He and the rest of the cast were inspired by Miller’s words and will give a moving performance on […]

  • StageKids Holds ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ Auditions for Kids and Adults

    StageKids, the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) community-based educational theater company, announces auditions for Barbara Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Performances will be Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm with additional matinees at 2 pm on Nov. 19 and 20. Auditions are Oct. 1, 3 – 5 pm, and Oct. 4, 3:30 – 5 […]

  • 11-Piece Lawrence University Trombone Ensemble in Concert at Björklunden

    Lawrence University’s Björklunden will host a concert on Oct. 2 at 1:30 pm. The 11-piece Lawrence University Trombone ensemble, directed by Tim Albright, with special guest Nick Keelan, will perform mostly original works for trombones. The group will play the music of Albright, Davis, Ewazen, Ferber, Foltz, Gabrieli, Reichenbach, and Saint-Saëns in an eclectic program […]

  • Theatre M to Hold Reading of ‘Wittenberg’ Oct. 6

    Theatre M will stage a reading of Wittenberg: A Tragical-Comical-Historical in Two Acts by David Davalos at 7 pm on Oct. 6 at Woodwalk Gallery. Wittenberg, featuring Mark Moede, Amy Ensign, Marcel Bruyere and Ross Dippel, explores the story behind the stories of Hamlet, Doctor Faustus and Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. The comedy […]

  • Organist Greg Beem in Concert at Shepherd of the Bay

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church is pleased to present organist Greg Beem in concert on Oct. 8 at 7pm. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Johann Pachelbel, Max Reger and more. Beem serves as principal organist at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church. A native of Zion, Ill., he […]

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 21 & 22

    IDLEWILD GOLF COURSE   Idlewild Senior League Championship (Sept. 22) Best Net Score and Champion: Joe Sutter -36. Runner-ups: Bill Hoey, Harold Forbes, Bill Borchardt, Jim Budny, Don Peterson, Wayne Turk & Leo DeLair 37. Best Gross Scores: Jim Budny -42; Don Peterson -43; Bill Hoey -44; Harold Forbes & Wayne Turk -46; Bob Ellison, […]

  • Ken Carlson Sinks Hole-In-One

    Ken Carlson, Fish Creek resident and member of Maxwelton Braes Golf Course, scored a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at Maxwelton Braes on Sept. 21. Carlson used a six-iron and his hole-in-one was witnessed by Pete Clikeman. Submitted.

  • Golf Outing Benefits County Veterans

    (Left to right) Kenny Wendt, AMVETS Post 51 Treasurer; Beth Wartella, AMVETS Post 51 Commander; and Tom Schmelzer, owner of 27 Pines, show off a check from the Door County Tavern League and the Tavern League of Wisconsin. AMVETS Post 51 appreciates the tavern leagues work in supporting and taking care of needy veterans in […]

  • Demo Day Along Highway 42 with Ginnie Cappaert, Emmett Johns, Tony Staroska , Rebecca Carlton

      Contemporary art in Door County intrigues collectors and art lovers alike. Three Door County studios are hosting the second annual Artist Demo Day on Oct. 1, 1 – 3 pm. Visitors can see the artists and talk about their process while working in their studios. Meandering between the studios and watching the demos of […]

  • Oils Painters of America Select Jan Comstock for 2016 Salon

    A painting by Jan Comstock was accepted into the Oil Painters of America’s 2016 Juried Salon Exhibit. The exhibit is being held in Fort Wayne, Indiana at Castle Gallery of Fine Art. The exhibit opens Sept. 30 and will run through Oct. 29. Oil Painters of America (OPA) is the first national organization to be […]

  • Love Art? Miller Art Museum Seeks Volunteer Tour Guides

    The Miller Art Museum in downtown Sturgeon Bay is seeking art-loving volunteers to serve as trained museum tour guides (docents). They are looking for individuals who love the arts, are passionate about teaching and learning, and enjoy conversation to lead tours that will inspire creative thinking and empower visitors and students. Volunteer docents fulfill a […]

  • Award-Winning Fiber Artist at Wearable Art Show

    The final Door County Wearable Art Show of 2016 will be held Oct. 1, 9 am to 5 pm, and Oct. 2, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Sister Bay Village Hall. The show has contemporary, artist-made women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry in a wide range of styles, sizes and prices. The Wearable Art […]

  • Ed Fenendael Opens October at DCAL Gallery

    Door County Art League (DCAL) Master Artist and international watercolorist Ed Fenendael and Beverly Hart Branson are the Guest Artist and Artist of the Week, respectively, at the Gallery of the Door County Art League in October. A reception for Fenendael is scheduled for Oct. 8, 3 – 5 pm, in the courtyard at the […]

  • Linden Gallery and Bazyli Studio Continue Collaboration

    The Linden Gallery is proud to present and host the annual trunk show for Bazyli Studio Wearable Art from 10 am to 5 pm on Oct. 1 & 2. The Linden Gallery has worked in collaboration with Bazyli Studio for more than 14 years, from hosting trunk shows to sourcing pottery fragments and tribal ceremonial […]

  • Opening Reception for Norbert Blei Paintings Is Oct. 2

    Not all of writer Norbert Blei’s followers are aware of his prolific collection of watercolor and mixed media paintings. Blei used painting as a break from long sessions at the typewriter, and to express what doesn’t always come in words. A small sampling from his eclectic collection will be available for viewing in the UU […]

  • “Writing to Wake the Soul” Workshop for Writers and Non-Writers

      The UU Fellowship and Write On, Door County are co-sponsoring a community workshop, “Writing to Wake the Soul,” on Oct. 16, 1:30 – 3:30 pm. The workshop fee is $10, payable at the door; advanced registration before Oct. 14 will help with set-up and is appreciated. All are welcome. “We must learn to reawaken […]

  • Readers Rampant Next Meeting is Oct. 11

    Readers Rampant Book Club of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library is meeting Oct. 11 at 2:30 pm to discuss A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler, a story of family dynamics. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 2:30 pm in the library’s community room. All are invited and light refreshments […]

  • Judy DuCharme Rereleases ‘Society of the L.A.M.B.’

    Judy DuCharme announces her book, Society of the L.A.M.B., has just been released by Prism Book Group. Society of the L.A.M.B. is a futuristic, suspenseful tale of life under persecution and how a band of young people stood strong. The setting is Door County. If the title sounds familiar, the novel was published three years […]

  • Fall into Autumn’s New Book Releases

    Fall is a busy season for many: students are returning to class, third quarter tax payments are due, and many Door County businesses are preparing for the peninsula’s autumn festivals. Autumn is also an eventful season for book publishers – it is the season typically reserved for big-name, big-buzz books. This year is no exception; […]

  • Tarl Knight Releases First Album

    Sturgeon Bay singer-songwriter Tarl Knight has kicked off a new season in Door County with the release of his long-awaited debut album, Tarl Knight. Knight is best known in the county for his performances at the Holiday Music Motel’s three yearly songwriter showcases: Love on Holiday, Steel Bridge Songfest and Dark Songs, as well as […]

  • Eye on the Night Sky: Preserving Door County’s Night Sky

    By John J. Beck, Door Peninsula Astronomical Society On Sept. 20, 2016 the Door County Astronomical Society joined with the Door County Environmental Council to host Kevin Poe, “Dark Ranger,” to speak to 90 people at the John and Helen Collins Learning Center at the Crossroads at Big Creek on the topic of Preserving Our […]

  • Psychological Warfare & a Senior Home: TAP Presents ‘The Gin Game’

    The New York Times called The Gin Game “the closest thing the theatre offers to a duel at 10 paces.” It was Donald L. Coburn’s first play, and it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award as the best play of 1978. Mike Nichols directed Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy in that […]

  • Land Trust Welcomes New Executive Director

    The Door County Land Trust welcomed their new executive director Tom Clay on Sept. 19 and, in his first week on the job, he has already noticed big differences from his 30 years of experience in land conservation back in Illinois. “It being campaign season, I picked up a brochure in my door,” said Clay. […]

  • The Hardy Closes Season with ‘Form Follows Function’

    The Hardy Gallery closes its 2016 season with a nod to Germany’s Bauhaus Movement and its influence on American arts and crafts with an all-3D exhibit. Form Follows Function features 33 artists (31 of whom are from Door County) exploring the crossover between fine art and craft through woodworking, textiles, ceramics, metal, sculpture and bookmaking. […]

  • The Bestseller List: Sept. 18, 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. The Little Paris Bookshop, by Nina George 5. Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. Just Mercy, […]