Peninsula Pulse: September 7-14, 2018

In this issue

  • Ten Key Questions for Candidates: Part One

    by The Wisconsin Taxpayer, The Wisconsin Policy Forum On Nov. 6, voters will select Wisconsin’s governor, all 99 members of the state Assembly, and 17 of the 33 members of the state Senate. When they take office in January, they will face pressing issues ranging from a looming worker shortage to pressures on state, local […]

  • State News: Flooding, Josh Kaul, UW-Stevens Point

    UW-Stevens Point Considering Eliminating Up to 70 Positions The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point may have to eliminate up to 70 full-time positions after another year of declining enrollment. Enrollment estimates suggest a drop of more than 400 students, bringing enrollment to around 7,700 students. Greg Summers, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, said enrollment […]

  • Door to Nature: Daddy Longlegs Are Not Spiders

    Most people don’t like flies, mosquitoes, moths and especially spiders. The fact that spiders destroy millions of the despised insects every year is apparently unknown to those who dislike them. One scientist spent considerable time in calculating that the spiders in England and Wales kill about 22 trillion insects in a year. Perhaps that is […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Vicious Mules and Movie Stars

    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 11, 1874 Mr. Sawyer has contributed $25 toward building a Methodist parsonage in this village. Every Methodist is now expected to vote as Sawyer […]

  • Roberta Thelen Meet & Greet in Sturgeon Bay Sept. 21

    Roberta Thelen, candidate for the 1st District Assembly, will hold a meet and greet from 5 to 7 pm Friday, Sept. 21, at Lockwood Gallery, 7 S. 2nd Ave., Sturgeon Bay. There will be light appetizers, refreshments and conversation.

  • Rain Has Been Good for Mosquitoes

    An unusual amount of rainfall in Wisconsin has resulted in lots of standing water in places that are normally dry. Unfortunately for people, mosquito larvae, sometimes called wrigglers, develop in standing water, so their populations have surged in the last few weeks. Mosquitoes can develop in flood water but also in surprisingly small volumes of […]

  • Liberty Grove Considers Status of Door Bluff Park Road

    Remember five years ago when tree removals on Garrett Bay Road caused so much tumult in Liberty Grove that a woman was escorted from a meeting by a Door County Sheriff’s Deputy because things got so heated? Brace yourself for more high drama. At its Sept. 10 meeting, the town’s Highway Committee heard from Door […]

  • Commentary: Cruising the Great Lakes

    by Stephen Burnett, Executive Director, The Great Lakes Cruising Coalition For the past 20 years a binational organization – The Great Lakes Cruising Coalition (known as the GLCC) – has been working to re-establish the long dormant Great Lakes cruise trade. This coalition of Canadian and U.S. ports came together to examine the feasibility of […]

  • Town of Lincoln Accuses Water Pod Maker of Ignoring Pilot Project

    Frustrated by a lack of communication with a Milwaukee-based company that began a clean water pilot project with the Town of Lincoln two years ago, the town board decided at its Sept. 10 meeting that it has had enough and requested “full reimbursement for the failed implementation of their units” from Stonehouse Water Technologies. In […]

  • Sister Bay Hosts Fall Challenge Ride Sept. 15

    Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park is host to northern Door County’s annual century ride Saturday, Sept. 15. The Peninsula Century Fall Challenge will welcome 700 cyclists to the shore to take on routes of 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles. Cyclists can still register for the ride at packet pickup from 4 – 7 pm Friday […]

  • Ryan Urged to Lead on Conservation Fund

    As the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) expiration looms on Sept. 30, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters launched a digital video campaign aimed at encouraging citizens to urge Speaker Paul Ryan to be a leader, reauthorize the LWCF permanently, and protect the public places both he and his constituents enjoy. The campaign includes two […]

  • Help with Voter Registration in Forestville, Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay

    The League of Women Voters of Door County will be at the Forestville Library on Friday, Sept. 28, from 9-11 am; the Sturgeon Bay Library on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5-6:30 pm; and the Sister Bay Library on Friday, Oct. 5, from 11 am until 2:30 pm to assist citizens in registering to vote. Explanations […]

  • The Do-nothing ‘Affordable Clean Energy Rule’

    by Trimmel Gomes, Public News Service – Wisconsin The public can now comment on the Trump administration’s proposal to replace the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era rule aimed at drastically cutting carbon emissions from coal-power plants. Under what’s being called the Affordable Clean Energy Rule, or ACE, states would develop their own reduction goals and submit […]

  • By the Numbers: The Wisconsin Prison System

    Last month Gov. Scott Walker said at a press conference that he has not visited a prison during his time in office and he sees “no value” in doing so, despite the fact that he oversees the system with an annual budget of more than $1 billion. Here are some more disturbing numbers associated with […]

  • Conservation Voters Rank Kitchens High, Tiffany and Walker Low

    As voters begin deciding who to support in this November’s elections, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters released its review of the 2017-18 legislative session titled, Tracking Your Legislators. The review spotlights the fight for Wisconsin’s natural resources at the State Capitol and the legislature’s best and worst environmental actors, and tells the story of priority […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Sept. 14 – 21

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 4:30 pm Sept. 17. The common council meets at 7 pm Sept. 18. County of Door:  The Finance Committee meets at 1 pm Sept. 17. The Library Board meets at 5 pm Sept. 17. A joint meeting of the Finance and Administrative […]

  • Reps in the News: Frostman Calls for Transparency of Transportation Funds

    Senator Caleb Frostman State Senators Caleb Frostman and Dave Hansen are calling on Governor Walker’s Department of Transportation (DOT) to explain where the $46 million in federal transportation dollars granted for local governments have been sent by the agency. Federal Service Transportation Block Grant funds are requested by municipalities and then passed from the Federal […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tammy Baldwin Protects Health Care for Pre-existing Conditions

    Wisconsin’s United States Senator Tammy Baldwin has consistently stated she will not support any health care legislation that promotes junk health care plans or takes away affordable coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Approximately 2.4 million Wisconsinites (according to Citizen Action Wisconsin) have health conditions that could be designated as pre-existing conditions. Before the Affordable […]

  • For the Birds: Conference Examined Decline of Aerial Insectivores

    As 50 or so people stood looking up at the darkening sky with anticipation, a vortex of several thousand chirping chimney swifts swirled overhead in their nightly communal roosting ritual during fall migration, reminding at least one viewer of the bat scene “somewhere around Barstow” in Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. […]

  • STRIDE Program Brings Mental Health Resources to Schools

    When Sunset Elementary School Principal Ann Smejkal started her career in education 37 years ago she said she would see one or two students in a classroom with significant behavioral issues. Today she says it’s common to see four or five, or more. “School professionals are finding that more 4- and 5-year-olds are arriving at […]

  • Run Wild Celebrates 30 Years at Potawatomi State Park

    Runners will pound the pavement at Potawatomi State Park Oct. 6 for the 30th annual Run Wild 5k and 10k to benefit the Friends of Potawatomi State Park. The run on the mostly closed roads of the park has become a tradition for many residents and visitors, drawing competitive runners, first-timers and everyone in between. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Because Race Matters

    Because race matters, thank you to the 150-plus visitors who toured the Color Brave Photo Project: Black and Brown Voices, A New Narrative exhibit at Hope United Church of Christ two weeks ago. Your presence that weekend, your engagement with the photographs and personal narratives, and your commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive Door […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Red, White and Blue

    For some 50 years the Republican Party has been identified with the color Red, the Democratic Party with the color Blue. While there is no legal requirement for these associations, they are so ingrained in us that they are part of our subconscious. Almost every description of politics on almost every television show and newscast […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Nicotine Recovery Makes Other Recovery Better

    September is National Recovery Month, which increases awareness and understanding of mental health and substance abuse disorders and celebrate the people who recover.   In our area the Door County Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition work to prevent and reduce substance abuse and related problems by providing leadership, education and support to communities and institutions […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Very Serious Time

    I read the letter Patrick Cerra wrote with regard to John McCain. How wonderful it was to read about a man who really loved and served his country honorably. We need to follow this example and be a country that respects each other and works together. We are on a path of losing this country’s […]

  • Forestville Resurfacing Old Elm Road

    At a special meeting of the Forestville Town Board on Sept. 10, bids were opened for resurfacing Old Elm Road. The bid from North East Asphalt was $134,324.00 and the Door County Highway Department bid was $118,648.50, a difference of $15,675.50. A motion was made by Jason Tlachac, seconded by Larry Huber, to award the […]

  • Little Lake Restoration Project Complete

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay, the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Community Foundation announce the completion of the Little Lake Restoration Project, a decade-long service project to see the revitalization of the body of water. Originally known as Crystal Lake, many locals know it as the Duck Pond. In 1852 waste […]

  • Wood Turtle Hatchlings to be Monitored

    It’s wood turtle hatching time and up to 20 of these state-threatened species are being outfitted with tiny transmitters to allow state conservation biologists to track their survival and learn if the state’s successful nest protection efforts pay off over the long-term. Protecting nests from predators is one major part of the Wisconsin Department of […]

  • Dentistry By Design Under New Ownership

    Dentistry by Design, located at 2645 S. Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay, is under new ownership and will have an open house Sept. 25. Dr. John Sledge recently purchased the practice from Dr. Paul Feit, who has owned it since 2012. Sledge will be the primary care provider at the practice, with Dr. Feit […]

  • Sheriff Address Rumors Surrounding Sister Bay Traffic Fatality

    Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle was able to put to rest one of the rumors swirling around the traffic fatality on Hill Road in Liberty Grove the night of Sept. 2 when a 56-year-old man was run over by a 36-year-old Sister Bay resident while he was lying down in the middle of the road. […]

  • Piggly Wiggly Expansion Slated for Spring 2019

    Next spring, Sister Bay residents will lose one of their favorite pastimes – complaining about the cramped confines of the village’s primary grocery store, the Piggly Wiggly. The longtime anchor of the Country Walk Shops has targeted Oct. 22 as the date to break ground on a remodel that will add almost 10,000 square feet […]

  • Parallel 44 Celebrates Fall with Harvest Fest

    After months of pruning, pulling and managing the 10-acre vineyard, Parallel 44 Vineyard and Winery, Kewaunee, is ready to celebrate with the annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, Sept. 8, from noon to 6 pm. Compete in the grape stomp, take a tour with the winemaker, enjoy a wagon ride around the vineyard, relax to live […]

  • Learn More About Studying Abroad with Rotary Youth Exchange

    Local high school students and their parents are invited to learn more about spending a year abroad as an exchange student during the 2019/2020 school year at the Rotary Youth Exchange information meetings on Sept. 10 & 11. The Sturgeon Bay meeting begins at 5:30 pm, Sept. 11 at the Door County Public Library, located […]

  • Treasure Hunt 2018: The Hunt Is On Sept. 29

    by Ann Grote-Pirrung Last year, at the inaugural Write On, Door County Treasure Hunt, Ellison Bay children’s book author Jill Harding, her sister Jane and three friends, found themselves running the bases of a local baseball diamond as part of fulfilling a clue in the Treasure Hunt. “That was a pretty funny thing,” said Harding, […]

  • Server of the Week: Frank Maloney at Roots Inn & Kitchen

    Frank Maloney works at Roots Kitchen, providing a fun experience is part of his mission. His hours are great, he doesn’t work nights, so he can play with his band and run open mics. Catch him with a White Claw in hand, or maybe his guitar, but visit him at Roots, his serving skills are […]

  • Door to Nature: Lakeshore Fall Wildflowers

    Ladies’ tresses orchids, one of the few wild orchid groups with around-the-world distribution, are slowly reaching their peak of blooming. Wisconsin is fortunate to have three native species:  the slender, the nodding and the hooded. Their genus name, Spiranthes (spy-RAN-thees), is Greek for coil and flower. Indeed, the numerous individual flowers on some spikes appear […]

  • EHHS Discusses Bertschinger Family at Annual Dinner

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will present a discussion of the Bertschinger family’s long history in Egg Harbor at its annual dinner at the Alpine Resort Sept. 20. With the resort now offered for sale, this could be among the final opportunities to tour the grounds and soak in a century of history on the […]

  • Starting an ‘Inclusion Revolution’ with Turning Point DC

    by John Koski Karl DeMeuse is a quintessential multi-tasker. Two days a week he works at Sonny’s Pizzeria, takes a short break and then completes an afternoon shift at Econofoods. They are only three-hour shifts, but it is impressive because Karl has physical and intellectual challenges. In addition, he mows lawns and creates needlework coasters […]

  • Master Gardeners Highlight The Garden Door

    Join the Door County Master Gardeners (DCMG) at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station on Sept. 11, 6 pm for a 90-minute program highlighting the Garden Door itself, ornamental grasses and pollinator home construction techniques. The program begins with Barbara Henderson of the DCMG, who as the chief tour guide for the garden, will lead visitors […]

  • Walk Brings Attention to Suicide Prevention Effort

    Charity fundraiser kickoffs are usually rah-rah affairs, and the United Way’s Aug. 7 campaign kickoff certainly had its share of that. But when board president Grace Rossman took the mic, she struck a stunning note in ticking off several startling mental health statistics. “Throughout Door County, we see numerous children struggling with mental health disorders, […]

  • Sign Up for Library Card

    This September, Door County Library is joining with the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide for Library Card Sign-up Month, to encourage parents, caregivers and students to obtain a free library card that will save them money while reaping rewards in academic achievement and lifelong learning. Whether it’s providing free access to STEAM (science, […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: What Happened to Tipler?

    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 4, 1874 The clerk has just completed the census of this school district. He finds between the ages of 4 and 21 – males, […]

  • Framed: Pierhead Lighthouse

    The owners of the Sturgeon Bay North Pierhead Lighthouse were moving in Sept. 3. Photo by Tim Sweet.

  • ‘Visiting Hour’ at The Rogue Theater

    Rogue Theater announces the production of Visiting Hour, a Spanish play written by José Luis Alonso de Santos. The play, Hora de visita, was adapted to English by Phyllis Zatlin and is her second translation performed by Rogue Theater. Visiting Hour addresses the growing concern of suicide and will be performed Sept. 13-23, in relationship […]

  • Trivia: What capital is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?

    Question:  What capital is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world? Answer:  Damascus, Syria

  • NWTC Holds Community Resource Fair

    Need dental care or new eyeglasses? Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Sturgeon Bay and the Door County community have a number of resources available for students and residents. Community members are invited to learn about area support and services at a Community Resource Fair on Sept. 12, 11 am-1 pm and 5-7 pm at NWTC […]

  • American Life in Poetry

    by Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate   To celebrate the end of summer, here is a sonnet full of explosions by Maryann Corbett, who lives in Minnesota. It’s from her book Street View, published by Able Muse Press. State Fair Fireworks, Labor Day Look up: blazing chrysanthemums in rose shriek into bloom above the Tilt-a-Whirls, […]

  • Invitation for Fall Fest Parade

    Sister Bay is announcing an open invitation for businesses, groups, and individuals to be part of the 73rd Annual Sister Bay Fall Fest Parade. Participation is free. The winning entry will receive the annual trophy and a contribution, in their name, to the charity of their choice. The parade will take place Oct. 13 at […]

  • Manners Matter: Long Distance Relationship

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m starting my senior year in college and worked in Door County at a hotel all summer. I started dating one of my co-workers early in the season and we just spent our last couple of days together before I left for school. His school doesn’t start for another couple of weeks […]

  • Door County School Memorabilia

    The Door County Historical Museum and Archives will hold their School Days program again Sept. 8-9. A great deal of information was gathered a few years ago on the many one-room schools and a permanent display of Door County schools was created on the lower level of the museum. As you go through and clean […]

  • Death’s Door BBQ Winners

    T-Mac Smokin’ from Sturgeon Bay took home the top honors at the 7th Annual Death’s Door BBQ (DDBBQ) competition. Not only did they win the Day One title but they backed it up with another Grand Championship award on Day Two. They have claimed four championships at DDBBQ over the years. Smokey D’s BBQ, out […]

  • Golf League Results: August 6-31, 2018

    ALPINE Final Night Aug. 21, 2018 1 Man: D. Severson (36); E. Jacobs & P. Stoneman (38); P. Hickey (39) 2 Man: J. McDermott (37); D. Krishka & T. Arzich (40) 3 Man: M. Lake (39); D. Starr (42); M. Sahagain (44) 4 Man: R. Kenny (38); Doc Berg (43); B. Jaescke & R. Johnson […]

  • Cheers!: Wham, Bam, Thank You, Madame!

    Grand Madame is one rooty, tooty, fruity barleywine. This 11.5 percenter was bottled in 2016 after being aged in a sherry barrel. It’s one of those big beers that would have been perfectly happy at the bottom of the magic fridge for years to come, but it was doomed to a much shorter life once […]

  • Shamble League at Alpine

    The Alpine Shamble League started Aug. 28. Play begins at 4 pm. The cost is $20 for a golf and cart. Take longest drive from tee and play your own ball with handicap. Teams picked each night. There are 1-2-3-4 man teams, according to handicap. All are welcome. Call Jocko at 920.743.3522 for more information.

  • Community Garden in Baileys Harbor

    by Roberta Thelen In the spring of 2017 I started my quest to establish a community garden behind the Toft House in Baileys Harbor. It started with five straw bales to grow tomato plants and other vegetables, but with last summer’s rain and heat the weeds took over. This season we actually have a space […]

  • Global Warming’s Six Americas: Which One Are You?

    A new report updates six unique audiences that respond to the issue of global warming in distinct ways. The report from the Yale Project on Climate Change and George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication is based on a large, nationally representative survey of American adults conducted in 2008, and regularly updated since then. […]

  • Commentary: The Impending Decline in Charitable Giving

    Things are about to get difficult in the charitable world. As a direct result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018, charitable giving is expected to decrease by about five percent. The new tax law enacted by Congress last fall effectively doubles the standard deduction, thereby dramatically reducing the number of taxpayers that […]

  • Scheherazade, She’s a Fine Girl: PMF Review

    I recently steeled myself for an immersion in sticky humanity for the opportunity to hear a living organism perform a piece of music that I collect on vinyl, one of several classical pieces that I enjoy having represented with duplicate performances. Debussy’s La Mer is one of the recordings in which I have duplicates. Mahler’s […]

  • Cruise Lines Plan to Grow Great Lakes, Sturgeon Bay Trips

    If you thought three bridges were not enough to manage the growth in the Sturgeon Bay and Northern Door tourism industry, you were not alone. Cruise lines are planning to expand offerings in the Great Lakes, particularly Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, in 2019. A coalition of businesses and local governments announced a campaign Aug. […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Hunter

    With the stark contrast between his white face and black coat, Hunter is one truly unique looking cat. This 2-year-old loves action and playtime, so if you’re an active family, Hunter may be the right cat for you. He has already been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, and he even goes home with a starter bag […]

  • Eye On The Night Sky: Terrestrial Planet Atmospheres

    by Steven Ransom-Jones   Around four-and-a-half billion years ago, the planets in our part of the solar system, now known as the terrestrial planets, were formed and they looked remarkably similar. Earth, Mars, Venus and Mercury all have rocky compositions, contain a variety of metals and have solid surfaces. Three of these planets, Earth, Venus […]

  • Wisconsin Play Première

    Peninsula Players Theatre presents the Wisconsin première of Salvage, a new play by Michigan playwright, Joseph Zettelmaier. Salvage opened Sept. 5 and will be performed through Oct. 14. Salvage centers around Jason Byrnes, the proprietor of a Detroit collectibles shop. Every nook and cranny of his dream store, Hidden Treasures, is brimming with vintage monster […]

  • By the Numbers: Rising Water

    “I think Norfolk is, in the long term, fighting for its existence, its very existence. And this is the part of climate change that I don’t think most Americans have really come to grips with – that virtually every coastal city is in a fight for its existence. They just don’t know it yet.” ~ […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Sept. 7 – 14

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm Sept. 11. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm Sept. 13. County of Door:  The Highway & Airport Committee meets at 9 am Sept. 10. The Museum & Archives Committee meets at 11:30 am Sept. 10. The […]

  • Report Suggests ‘Recreational Hub’ for Algoma Hardwoods Site

    The Algoma City Council and the public heard from Gary Becker of GWB Professional Services on the possible remediation and use of the former site of Algoma Hardwoods at its Sept. 4 meeting. The plant, which borders the Ahnapee River just a few blocks from downtown, closed in Jan. 2017, ending more than a century […]

  • Paul Jirtle Appointed Interim Kewaunee Public Works Director

    The City of Kewaunee has appointed Paul Jirtle as Interim Public Works Director until such time as a permanent replacement is selected. A Kewaunee native, Paul brings to the position a 30-plus year career in maintenance and repair of public facilities, equipment and energy conservation practices. Specifically, Jirtle served as the District-Wide Maintenance Manager for […]

  • The Bestseller List: September 7, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan 2. Less by Andrew Sean Greer 3. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 4. China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan 5. Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 2. Sapiens by Yuval […]

  • Reps in the News: Sen. Johnson on McCain’s Death, Legacy

    Governor Scott Walker On Aug. 29, Gov. Walker announced US 2 at North Fish Creek in Bayfield County has reopened. The reopening of the bridge marks the completion of the state highway system’s final project following the heavy rain and flooding that occurred on June 15. “Wisconsin was quick to mobilize for recovery,” Wisconsin Department […]

  • Sunflour Bakery Partners with United Way

    During September, Sunflour Bakery in Sturgeon Bay is partnering with United Way of Door County. Sunflour Bakery will donate a percentage of all September cookie sales to United Way of Door County. The funds donated will go towards meeting United Way’s Annual Campaign need for 2018. United Way of Door County’s mission is to empower […]

  • A Literary Walk around Washington Island

    A Writers’ Walk, honoring some of the Midwest’s finest authors who have appeared at the Washington Island Literary Festival, will be inaugurated at 11 am on Sept. 14 as part of this year’s Washington Island Literary Festival. The Writers’ Walk will feature quotes from Midwest authors engraved on brass plaques that will be placed on […]

  • Chicago Jazz at Birch Creek

    Larry Brown, Birch Creek Jazz I faculty member, is bringing his signature sound of Chicago Jazz for an evening filled with music composed by Leonard Bernstein, as well as other jazz artists. On Sept. 8 Birch Creek hosts “Bernstein at 100: His Jazz Roots.” Though Bernstein is known as a composer of symphonies and musicals […]

  • Woodwalk Concert Series Finishes with The Matchsellers

    The Woodwalk Concert Series presents The Matchsellers for their finale show of the 2018 season. These gifted musicians perform unconventional, uplifting bluegrass and will leave audiences feeling delighted and deeply satisfied. As featured on NPR’s “Mountain Stage Radio Show,” “The Bluegrass Situation” and “Bluegrass Today,” The Matchsellers are Warsaw, Indiana native Andrew Morris and Julie […]

  • Peg Egan Celebrates International Day of Peace

    Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on Sept. 21. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for the International Day of Peace in 2018 is “The Right to […]

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Street Art Auction

    Car glass, barn tin, concrete and cedar wood has been transformed into benches for Sturgeon Bay’s annual Street Art Auction presented by the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center and Associated Bank. The two-seat, straight back, templated cedar benches and unique freeform benches were upcycled into new life as part of the 18th annual Sturgeon Bay Street […]

  • Large-scale Abstracts at Hardy

    The Hardy Gallery presents its fourth and final exhibit of the season, Surfaces – a show devoted to large-scale contemporary abstract painting. The exhibit will be on view now through Oct. 14. Abstract painting is a broad category for non-figurative artworks that focus on line, form and color, elements that can be considered the principal […]

  • An Interview with Local Glass Artist, Stephanie Trenchard

    by Sarah Zamecnik, Executive Director of The Hardy Gallery Since 2012 the Hardy Gallery has commissioned an amazing selection of local artists to produce an original work of art that is raffled as our Raffle Artwork Fundraiser event. This year we are excited to be collaborating with one of the most important glass artists working […]

  • Functional to Decorative Stoneware

    See the latest work from potter Rich Agness at Plum Bottom Gallery. Working in stoneware, Agness’ work spans from the functional to decorative. From beautiful mugs and egg bakers, to stunning vase forms, Agness’ work delights the eye and can add a touch of beauty to your morning routine. Agness’ watercolor training is evident in […]

  • Pastel Paintings at Base Camp

    Base Camp Coffee features a collection of original paintings by local pastel artist Carol Schalla. Schalla enjoys working in both impressionistic and representational styles, depending on the subject matter. Schalla said that the ever-changing seasons of Door County provide color challenges and unending inspiration for her paintings. A varied array of her works, past and […]

  • Land Trust Work Day at Detroit Harbor

    In its continuing efforts to better establish the new trail at Detroit Harbor Nature Preserve, Door County Land Trust is holding a work day. Please meet at 600 Lobdell Point Road at 10:30 am on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Land Trust is in need of help clearing vegetation from the trail using loppers and handsaws […]

  • Algoma Scenic Shore Inn Ribbon Cutting Sept. 13

    On Sept. 13, the public is invited to Scenic Shore Inn in Algoma for an open house and ribbon cutting at 2 pm. The open house features the newly constructed addition that includes eight guestrooms, two kitchenettes, conference room, gathering space, workout room, indoor swimming pool, sauna and scenic deck. Tours and refreshments will be […]

  • Gibraltar Senior Wins Kiel Cross Country Meet

    Evan Henry, a senior at Gibraltar High School, won the Kiel Raider Invitational cross country meet Aug. 30 with a time of 16:59.5. Henry won first in a field of 142 runners. Submitted.

  • High School Sports Schedule: Sept. 7 – 14

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Sept. 11 @ Sheboygan Lutheran, 4:30pm Football Sept. 7 @ Lena, 7pm Soccer (Boys) Sept. 13 @ Sturgeon Bay, 6:30pm Volleyball Sept. 11 @ Stockbridge, 6:30pm Sept. 13 @ Peshtigo, 7pm   SEVASTOPOL Football Sept. 7 @ Oneida Nation, 7pm Cross Country Sept. 8 @ Lincoln Park – Manitowoc, 10am Volleyball Sept. […]

  • Cyclists Converge on Door County Sept. 9 – 15

    Thousands of cyclists will descend on Door County Sept. 9 – 15 for two big bicycle rides. First up is the Door County Century, celebrating its 40th year with a ride Sept. 9 that starts and ends at the Door County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay. Cyclists can register onsite Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 – […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘Republican Headquarters Open for Business’

    In response to Richard Woldt’s letter I see in addition to his encouragement to stop in and pick up signs, he invites constituents and fans of the elephant to tell us “what our candidates can do to gain your trust and hopefully your vote.” I think these candidates have already expressed their views and the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Roundabouts Not Pedestrian Friendly

    It is good to hear that the Ahnapee trail is completed to Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay. The pedestrian traffic this may bring reminds us of an experience crossing at the roundabout at Hwy 57/42 and Michigan Street last winter. We were walking westbound along the south pedestrian crossing and were almost run down twice. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Making Safe Kids Day Possible

    On Aug. 18, 2018, Safe Kids Day Door County individuals, organizations and businesses shared health and safety tips at the 2nd 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 […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Witches, Witches Everywhere

    Mr. President, I must confess, Sir, that I am concerned. No, I’m more than concerned; I’m alarmed. In fact, I am downright terrified. If there’s a word that trumps “terrified” for how I feel right now, only you would know it since, as you’ve said many times, you “know the best words” and who are […]

  • Letter to the Editor: References Please

    Two of the letters in the August 24th issue had me wondering where people get their “facts.” The letter from Judy Brodd claimed that in a recent poll 81 percent of Americans felt health care was the most important issue to be considered for the fall elections. The only poll I could find that had […]

  • State News: Green Bay Prison, Flooding, Harley Tariffs

    Brown County Would See Economic Boom if Correctional Facility Moved In the not-so-distant future couples could have the option to get married in what is now a maximum-security prison. A wedding venue is just one of the proposals the Village of Allouez has for the roughly 60-acre Green Bay Correctional Institution site near the banks […]

  • NASA Launches Mission to Track Polar Ice

    On Sept. 15, NASA will launch into space the most advanced laser instrument of its kind, beginning a mission to measure – in unprecedented detail – changes in the heights of Earth’s polar ice. NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) will measure the average annual elevation change of land ice covering Greenland and […]

  • Nominations Taken for Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

    In coordination with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the public call for nominations to the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC). The independent advisory committee will review the scientific evidence to help inform the next edition of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Secretaries Perdue […]

  • Stabbur Beer Garden Gets its Sod Roof

    by Ann Grote-Pirrung On any given day during the growing season in Door County, Jason Orsted can be found laying sod in conjunction with his job as owner and operator of his landscaping company, Creations by Jason in Baileys Harbor. But unlike most of his jobs, in one of his latest assignments you’d have to […]

  • Farmers Receive $12 Billion in Subsidies Through USDA

    U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of actions the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take to assist farmers in response to trade damage. President Donald J. Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers. As announced last month, USDA will authorize up to $12 billion in […]

  • Door County Fall Job Fair Sept. 19

    Are you seeking employment or looking for a career change? If so, attend the Fall Job Fair on Sept. 19, 2-6 pm at the Door County Job Center in Sturgeon Bay. This is your best chance to meet employers with current or future openings and to speak directly to employer representatives. Midwest Truck Driving School […]