Peninsula Pulse – September 11-18, 2015

In this issue

  • Baileys harbor town cemetery

    Baileys Harbor Town Cemetery: Many Plots, Many More Stories

    Susie Bauldry has deep roots in Baileys Harbor. Her great-grandfather, Karl Peil, planted the avenue of trees leading out of town on County Road F. Her grandmother, Hedwig Peil, was the mail-order bride from Germany who worked with Winifred Boynton to plant the wonderful gardens at Björklunden. And Susie’s dad, Rollie Peil, was for years […]

  • Employers Lining Up for Palmer Johnson Workers

    While it is hard to imagine a silver lining to last week’s announcement that Palmer Johnson Yachts is closing its Sturgeon Bay facilities and letting 105 workers go, there is considering they are entering a robust economy. “They are going to have job offers up the wazoo,” said James Golembeski, executive director of the Bay […]

  • Pulse Gas and Commodities Price Report, Sept. 11

    Crop prices (Sept. 7) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price Basis Corn $3.23/bushel -0.40 Soybeans $8.36/bushel -0.31 Wheat (SRW) $4.13/bushel -0.55 Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.34/bushel -0.29 New-Corn Crop $3.28/bushel -0.35  Basis: The difference between the local cash price for a commodity and the Chicago cash price (where the […]

  • Letter: Learn from Other Countries

    Societies improve by using the experiences and the discoveries of others. It’s true in government, medicine, the humanities, etc. Why can’t we apply this reasoning to solve America’s out of control homicide by firearms problem? In response to a 1996 gun massacre, Australia enacted a program of prohibition on the sale of rapid fire and […]

  • Historic Ownership Maps for Sale at Liberty Grove’s Vintage Market

    Historic Ownership Maps of Door County will be on sale at Liberty Grove Historical Society’s final 2015 Vintage Market Day on Sept. 12. As usual, the market will open at Century Farm barn atop the Grand View grade in Ellison Bay at 10 am. Liberty Grove historian Karen Moran will be on hand to help […]

  • The Climate Corner: Invest in Healthy Great Lakes Region

    By Todd Ambs  If you live in one of the eight Great Lakes states or two Great Lakes Canadian provinces you are in the water belt of North America. Many challenges threaten these magnificent water bodies and, of course, the most significant by far is climate change. I believe that recent conservation initiatives in our […]

  • Door County Board of Realtors Holds Home Buyer Education Program

    Door County Board of Realtors presents the Home Buyer Education Grant Program on Oct. 7 at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. Home buyers: this is an opportunity to learn about all the available programs for purchasing a new home or rehabbing your current home. Presenters include: Leann Nguyen, Bank of Luxemburg; […]

  • puppies door county humane society

    Eleven-Week-Old Puppies Up for Adoption at Humane Society

    Puppy love anyone? This week the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is proud to introduce not one featured animal, but eight featured animals. Currently in house there are eight 11-week-old puppies that are German Shepherd and Plott Hound mixes. All of the adorable puppies have black coats and some of them have white markings or […]

  • Eating Green: Defining Local

      While Door County residents may have fierce and strict opinions on what defines a person as a local, local food is a little grayer. Before we try to define what local food really means, we first have to understand why the local food movement is so hip in the first place. Beyond the fact […]

  • HELP of Door County Introduces New Campaign, Purple Light Nights

    HELP of Door County is excited to announce a new campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. The purpose of this campaign, Purple Light Nights, is to provide a greater awareness of domestic violence issues, while we remember the victims and continue to spread the message that “Domestic Violence Has No Place In Our […]

  • Joan Isaksen

    Obituary for Joan Lucile Isaksen

    Joan Lucile Isaksen, 58, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, recently passed away at her home in St. Nazianz. She had been battling cancer the past four years. She was born October 2, 1956, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Harold Asbjorn and Lucile (Shorter) Isaksen. Joan attended Sturgeon Bay High School through her junior […]

  • palmer johnson empty building

    Palmer Johnson Closure Means More Empty Buildings in Sturgeon Bay

    News of the impending closure of Palmer Johnson Yachts’ Sturgeon Bay facilities arrived via a Sept. 2 email from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. Attached to that announcement was a letter to Bill Zillmer, rapid response coordinator with the Department of Workforce Development, from Timur Mohamed, the former cricket player who bought Palmer Johnson […]

  • Birth, Andy and Lana Alger

    Andy and Lana Alger, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on Aug. 31, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Kathie and Bryan Burwell, Sturgeon Bay, and Dave Alger, Sparta, Wis. Paternal grandparents are Frank and Toni Mclain, Sturgeon Bay, and Nancy Mclain, Berlin, Wis.

  • Municipal News, Sept. 11: Jacksonport Host Informational Session on Water Quality

    Town of Jacksonport: The Environmental Committee is hosting a public information session on water quality and manure handling at 6 pm on Sept. 14, with Gregory T. Kleinheinz, R.S., Ph.D.,Viessmann Chair of Sustainable Technology, Professor, Environmental Engineering Technology from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh; Bill Schuster and Dale Konkol from the Door County Soil […]

  • Door County Coffee & Tea Seeks Your Recipes

    For the second consecutive year, Door County Coffee and Tea Co. is seeking recipes made with Door County Coffee from the public with their 2nd Annual Door County Coffee Recipe contest. Anyone who has a recipe creation of their own that uses at least one of the more than 100 varieties of Door County Coffee […]

  • Cost Reduced for Infinite Boundaries Egg Harbor Retreat for Breast Cancer Survivors

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

  • Our Reps, Sept. 11

      Governor Scott Walker Walker has put all of his political energy into winning the GOP presidential nomination, creating a leadership void in Wisconsin marked by increasing public discontent among the state’s Republican-leaning independent voters and departures by some of his top staff, observers said. The situation — combined with a recent effort by state […]

  • JCC quilt

    New Fall Quilts at Jacksonport Craft Cottage

    Fall Amish quilt designs have arrived at Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts. Owners Sue and Joe Jarosh are pleased to feature more than 90 new Amish-made quilts, many with rich fall colors and themes. Amish-made wall hangings, table runners, rugs and placemats are also featured. More than 100 local artists are also featured. Most styles of […]

  • Baylake Bank Moving to Sister Bay Trading Company Building

    The rumor mill is a bit like playing a game of telephone, where someone whispers a sentence to one person and that whispered message is passed around a group. Inevitably, the message is badly mangled by the time it gets to the last person. Such was the case with last week’s announcement that Baylake Bank […]

  • Silent Sports Column: Ironman Isn’t Everything

    This weekend I am in Madison racing in Ironman Wisconsin. The race is considered by the uninitiated as one of the toughest of all endurance events, with Madison’s bike course boasting one of the hilliest on the Ironman circuit. It will be roughly a 12-hour day consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and […]

  • Ann Bennett

    Neighbor to Neighbor Receives Donation from Dentistry by Design

    The Dentistry by Design Sister Bay Dental team chose to donate the money from their recent workday to Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County. Each quarter, the Dentistry by Design team has a volunteer workday. On that day, their team volunteers their time and expertise to provide dental services to their patients. They […]

  • Legislators Concerned about Waukesha Diversion of Great Lakes Water

    A broad, bipartisan group of state legislators from all eight Great Lake States sent a letter to Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp to express concerns about the proposed Waukesha diversion of Great Lakes water. The City of Waukesha is applying for an exemption from the ban on diversions of Great Lakes water outside the Great […]

  • By the Numbers Icon

    By the Numbers: Poverty in Door County

      Did you know that… • More than 30 percent of female-led households in Door County have incomes below the poverty level. • In Wisconsin, nearly two-thirds of all households in poverty are headed by single-women. (Institute for Women’s Policy Research) • In 2012, the food insecurity rate in Door County was 12 percent. Statewide, […]

  • cabernet harbor ridge winery

    Harbor Ridge Winery Releases 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon

    Harbor Ridge Winery in Egg Harbor has released its 2013 vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon. This medium-bodied wine has been aged 16 months in young French and weathered American oak barrels. It has a toasty soft tannin and smooth finish, sure to delight any red wine aficionado. Come in for a complementary wine tasting Monday through […]

  • Family Service for Julie Elizabeth Gradowski

    Julie Elizabeth (Hunt) Gradowski, 58, of Jacksonville, Fla., died July 14, 2015. She was born Jan. 13, 1957, in Chicago, to Donald and Elizabeth (Dean) Hunt. Julie attended two years of college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied art, photography, painting, drawing and visual arts. She was an adept collector of sculpture, furniture, […]

  • Obituary for Marion Florence Saulig

    Marion Florence Saulig, 85, of Sister Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord on September 3, 2015, and was reunited with her husband, Richard. She was a resident at Hearthside CBRF, where she had been living the past two years. She was born May 22, 1930, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late […]

  • geese and gosling roy lukes

    Door to Nature: Canada Geese

    Every now and then something quite wonderful happens as I sit staring at my blank paper collecting my thoughts for a story. As usual this week I had scribbled the night before at least two pages of words, ideas and phrases laced with circles or boldly underlined “important” thoughts frequently connected by arrows or squiggly […]

  • Letter: Feingold Wants More Days in D.C.

    Headline in the Sept. 4 issue of the Peninsula Pulse read “Feingold Wants To Represent Wisconsin.” Surely, the headline writer jests! Russell Feingold spent 6,570 days in the Washington, D.C., senate chambers and never lifted a finger for Wisconsin. For 18 years, Mr. Feingold represented big labor, voted for every spending bill that was within […]

  • Commentary: Wisconsin Needs Balanced Approach to Groundwater Management

     By Mark Redsten, Denny Caneff and Kerry Schumann Tuesday, Sept. 8, brought us Protect your Groundwater Day, a national groundwater awareness day. And it couldn’t have come at a better time.

 In Wisconsin, lakes are drying up. Once beautiful waterfront property has become mudfront property. Neighbors are pitted against each other over the use of […]

  • Bernadine "Bea" Bircher

    Obituary for Bernadine Bircher

    Bernadine “Bea” Bircher, 94, Jacksonport, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 surrounded by her family. Born Oct. 6, 1920 in Robinson, Ill., she is the daughter of the late Harry and Bernice (Newlin) Beabout of Oblong, Ill.  She graduated in 1942 from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago and served as a […]

  • Science Snippet: Hopeful Findings in AD Clinical Trials

    Finding drugs to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) continues to challenge researchers. More than 400 clinical trials of 250 drug compounds have, for all practical purposes, failed. A few drugs are on the market that may temporarily slow dementia, but after about a year of treatment the patient continues his or her slide […]

  • Construction Update, Sept. 11-18

    Hwy. 57 and County Road C Work will begin Monday, Sept. 14, on a $1.04 million safety improvement at the intersection of Hwy. 57 and County C with the construction of a J-turn intersection. Peters Concrete Company, Green Bay, is the prime contractor. The project involves constructing a J-turn intersection at Hwy. 57 and County […]

  • Baylake Merges with Nicolet Bankshares

    Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. and Baylake Corp. announce the signing of a merger agreement under which Nicolet and Baylake will merge to create the largest community bank north of Milwaukee. Based on the financial results as of June 30, 2015, the combined company would have total assets of $2.2 billion, deposits of $1.8 billion and loans […]

  • Bulletin: Deer Hunting Archery Season Opens Sept. 12

    WHAT HAPPENED • Have you ever had a question for a cop and you were afraid to ask or weren’t sure where to go to ask? You can email your questions to [email protected] and the question will be answered and posted on the blog ( There will be an “Ask a Cop” blog posted weekly […]

  • FUN Event at Fun Park to Benefit Door-Tran

    This year the Egg Harbor Fun Park will be the host of Door-Tran’s FUN Event on Sept. 26, 2 – 5 pm. Door-Tran is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization and is happy to partner with the Fun Park for its signature fundraiser of the year to support affordable, available, and accessible transportation services to Door County […]

  • Inaugural “Day for Kids” Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County will host its inaugural “Day for Kids” event on Sept. 12, 9am – 1 pm, at the club’s Third Avenue location in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The event will include an open house to highlight the new renovations which have taken place during the past several months, including […]

  • Congrats to Kewaunee Clerks for Checking IDs

    Congratulations to the many clerks and retailers throughout Kewaunee County for consistently requesting and checking IDs. Every year in Wisconsin more than 7,000 new kids below the age of 18 become daily smokers, according to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Re:TH!NK, the Lakeshore Tobacco Prevention Network and Wisconsin WINS, a program working to prevent tobacco […]

  • An Outlook: The Final Standings For This Year’s NFL Season

      Years ago, when my father was writing regularly for Chan Harris’ Door County Advocate he often wrote about sports and, at appropriate times of the year, he would make predictions for the coming season. Maybe it was the Bears – Packers match-up this Sunday to start the NFL season for both teams that reminded […]

  • Lucille miller

    Obituary for Lucille Miller

    Lucille Miller, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on September 7, 2015, at Golden Living Center-Dorchester.  She was born on May 16, 1930, in the town of Egg Harbor to Herman and Edna (Paschke) Wilke.  On October 29, 1949, she married Reuben Miller at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. In her earlier years, Lucille was a […]

  • Boys & Girls Club’s Inaugural “Day for Kids” Open to Everyone

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County will host its inaugural “Day for Kids” event on Sept. 12, 9am – 1 pm, at the club’s Third Avenue location in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The event will include an open house to highlight the new renovations which have taken place during the past several months, including […]

  • High School Fall Athletics, Sept. 11-18

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Sept. 11 & 12 @ Spring Green Municipal Golf Course, TBD Sept. 15 @ Sheboygan Area Lutheran, 4:30 pm Football Sept. 18 vs. Oneida Nation, 7 pm Soccer Sept. 12 @ Wrightstown, 9:30 am Sept. 14 vs. Peshtigo, 6:30 pm Sept. 15 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 6:30 pm Sept. 17 @ Kewaunee, 4:30 […]

  • Trivia

    This week’s question: Lambeau Field has been sold out on a season ticket basis since what year? Answer: In next week’s issue.   Last week’s question: Which state was first to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday, and in what year? Answer: Oregon, 1887.  

  • Overheard and Shout Outs

    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? “Retractable … that’s fun!” “A Ficus losing its leaves? That’s like me popping a Xanax.” “He ate a goldfish to impress a […]

  • A Novel Idea: Bjorklunden Offers Seminar on Writing Fiction & Novels

    From Oct. 4 until Oct. 9, Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering the seminar “Visions and Revisions: Starting Your Novel or Story and Revising It” with Dwight Allen. This seminar will take place at Björklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor. This workshop is designed for both those who are just beginning to try their hands […]

  • Glass-Blowing Event To Support Alzheimers Programs at Scandia Village

    Two of artist Keith Clayton’s biggest passions are glass and music, and from Sept. 11 – 13, the owner of K. Allen Gallery in Sister Bay will fuse those passions to benefit memory loss patients in Northern Door. “The Great Glass Escape,” an all-glass event of exhibitions, demonstrations, artist lectures, food and music, will launch […]

  • Savory Spoon Jess Alyssa


    Peninsula Pulse staffers Alyssa Skiba and Jess Farley enjoyed taking their taste buds “South of the Border” during the recent Mexico/Southwest themed cooking class led by Janice Thomas at Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay.

  • Mikaela Rose Base Camp Coffee

    SERVER OF THE WEEK: Mikaela Rose of Base Camp Coffee Bar

    Mikaela is always ready to brighten your day with a smile. She takes the time to do your favorite drink just right with a sweet bit of conversation while you wait. ~ submitted by Linda Lorenz

  • The Miller Art Museum Introduces Juried Exhibit

    The Miller Art Museum announces the opening of its newest exhibit, the 40th Juried Annual, on Sept. 12 with a free reception scheduled to run from 5 – 6:30 pm. The exhibition will feature works in a wide variety of media from artists living within the northeast Wisconsin counties of Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and […]

  • Parks, Phillips, and Co.

    Heritage Village at Crossroads Holds Gospel Sing

    The Door County Historical Society’s Sept. 13 program at the Heritage Village at Big Creek features a Gospel Sing with the music of Pamela Parks and Dan Phillips in the Village Chapel at 2 pm. The gospel music experience cannot be told in a short story, or even in a melody of songs, for it […]

  • GOLF LEAGUE RESULTS, Sept. 1 – 3

    ALPINE Alpine Men’s Golf League (Sept. 1) • Low Gross:  A Flight – John Borycki & Paul Wiesner Jr. 36; B Flight – Tom Weisensel 42; C Flight – Paul Lucas 44; D Flight – Greg Miller 45. • Low Net:  A Flight – Paul Wiesner Jr. 27; B Flight – Tom Weisensel 31; C […]

  • Nunsense Peninsula Players

    Peninsula Players Presents “Nunsense”

    Peninsula Players Theatre continues its 80th season with the hilarious musical comedy Nunsense, with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin. The lighthearted musical has a six-week run starting Sept. 9 through Oct. 18. Nunsense received the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Music and Best Off-Broadway Musical. The zany Little […]

  • Readers Rampant Select October Book

    Readers Rampant Book Club of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library will next meet Oct. 13 to discuss First Impressions by Charles C. Lovett. Once again, Lovett has agreed to join the group via Skype during the meeting. All are welcome and light refreshments will be available. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each […]

  • Old Bolts Car Club

    Bassmasters, Old Bolts and More at Sturgeon Bay’s Harvest Fest

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is excited to announce this year’s Harvest Festival and Street Art Auction will be held in partnership with the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship on Sept. 19. All the fun begins at 9 am on Third Avenue with a variety of art and craft vendors as well as […]

  • Rick Brawner

    Local Artist Rick Brawner Shows New Door County-Themed Paintings

    Rick Brawner, Fish Creek resident and oil painter, is one of the featured artists at Bay Art Gallery’s upcoming reception on Sept. 12, 4 – 6 pm. He will show many new Door County-themed original sea and landscape paintings. Artist and blacksmith Jeff Benson will also give a blacksmithing demonstration from 4 to 6 pm. […]

  • Write On, Door County Presents Special Poetry Program

    Write On, Door County presents a very special afternoon program on Washington Island with visiting poet and performance artist Moheb Soliman. HOMES/Tied by Water is Moheb’s work-in-progress which has had him traveling and presenting around the Great Lakes for the past four months. He comes to Door County as his project nears its conclusion at […]

  • UUF Offers New Nature Programs for All Ages

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County will offer three programs for children during the school year based on the theme Our Natural World. Every Monday (except when Gibraltar Area Schools are closed) infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers from the entire community are invited for stories, songs, crafts and social time. Preschool story time […]

  • WIFEE and the HUZz BAND villano

    Service Industry Night at Mr. G’s

    Mr. G’s Logan Creek Grille and Ballroom, two miles south of Jacksonport on Hwy. 57, is sponsoring their inaugural S.I.N. night on Sept. 19. This S.I.N. (service industry night) features the music of WIFEE and the HUZz BAND. Ruby James and Stephen Cooper front this 10-piece band. Their story begins with the chance meeting of […]

  • Aaron English

    Two Solo September Shows at Lost Moth Gallery

    Lost Moth Gallery is pleased to announce the performances of two solo musicians new to Lost Moth will be held in September. On Sept. 19 at 7 pm, Aaron English will take the Lost Moth stage. English, a Seattle-based performer and acclaimed pianist and singer songwriter, will perform solo. Having spent April and May in […]

  • Caribbean

    Kiwanis and Rotary of Door County North Bring Travel & Adventure to Door County

    On Sept. 18, the Kiwanis & Rotary of Door County North Clubs kick off their 2015-2016 Travel and Adventure Film Season by island hopping to several of the Caribbean’s island gems. Moviegoers will delight in visits to San Juan, Puerto Rico; Havana, Cuba; St. Barts; St. Maarten; Antigua; Dominica; St. Lucia; and Barbados. Returning to […]

  • Talley's Folley

    Culture Club: Third Avenue Playhouse Celebrates 30 Productions

    The opening of our next production, Irving Berlin’s I Love A Piano, will mark the 30th production of the Stage Door Theatre Company since its inception in June of 2012. This is at once a cause for celebration and a chance to clear up any confusion that still might be out there concerning the different […]

  • Whitefish. Charlie's Smokehouse.

    Charlie’s Smokehouse Turns Whitefish into Gold

    Chris Voight’s workday begins at six o’clock in the morning. He pulls three to four hundred pounds of whitefish, salmon and trout out of cold briny water, and prepares them for smoking; it is the same one his grandfather used when he started the family business, Charlie’s Smokehouse, in 1932. Chris began working in the […]

  • Heinz Brummel

    Turtle Ridge Hosts Heinz Brummel Trunk Show

    Turtle Ridge Gallery is hosting a trunk show of Heinz Brummel’s clean, bold, engineered jewelry on Sept. 11 & 12, 10 am – 5 pm. Meet the award-winning jeweler and savor some cherries or whitefish, local specialties on their new patio/gazebo garden space. Introducing a new line of classic artisan-made alpaca and wool separates. Pair […]

  • New Horizons Band Holds Kickoff Party for New & Interested Students

    As more Door County adults retire and find time on their hands, they are frequently rediscovering old hobbies and pastimes. The Peninsula New Horizons Band program was developed for adults who wish to learn to play a band instrument, or re-learn an instrument they used to play. Band director Paula Eggert and Kathy Krauss have […]

  • daniel derse golden glove

    5 O’Clock Somewhere: Golden Glove

    Twenty-two years ago James (Skip) Sheedy took a ragtag group of Little Leaguers to the Arizona Little League Finals. A win against the mighty Chandler National would earn them a spot in the West Region Championship, from where they could qualify for the Little League Baseball World Series. Skip was certain they would win the […]

  • Little Eddie Big Cup

    Ed Strege: The Life Behind the Little Eddie Big Cup

    The task of penning a personality like Ed Strege’s is daunting. How can justice be done to a colorful and three-dimensional character in lines of black and white on a flat computer screen? I’m going to try, because knowing Ed is knowing why a day spent in Door County with friends on fairways, followed by […]

  • Peninsula Players Company Members Receive Award Nominations

    Company members of Peninsula Players Theatre celebrated the announcement of Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award nominations with the listing of several current and past company members. The Joseph Jefferson Awards are Chicago theater’s equivalent to Broadway’s Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards. “The Peninsula Players extends its congratulations to the numerous past and current company members on their […]

  • Back-to-School Playlist 2015

    Prior to packing her bags for a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, the Peninsula Pulse’s summer 2015 Arts & Entertainment Intern Abigail Edmonds put together a back-to-school playlist that would keep her spirits high as the study sessions and exams roll in. 1.) “The Boys of Summer” by Don Henley Included for the baby boomers, […]

  • Hanna Wong

    New Jeweler at Plum Bottom

    Come to Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery to see their newest jeweler, Hanna Wong. Based in Madison, Wong works in an array of precious metals and techniques to create contemporary yet classic pieces. Visit the gallery this week and see the latest work by this Wisconsin artist. Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery is open daily […]

  • Michael Perry to Speak at WWA Conference

    Humorist, best-selling author, musician, and radio personality, Wisconsin native Michael Perry will bring his off-beat yet folksy charm to the 66th annual Wisconsin Writers Conference Oct. 2-4 at the Mead Hotel & Conference Center in Wisconsin Rapids, sponsored by the Wisconsin Writers Association (WWA). Perry will share his experiences “Writing from the Middle of Nowhere” […]

  • Liam Teague Birch Creek

    Birch Creek’s Steel and Percussion Band Returns for Special Concert

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor is pleased to welcome select percussion & steel band faculty back to Birch Creek on Sept. 19, 7:30 pm, for a special fall concert. The returning faculty will include Liam Teague, “Pagani of Steelpan,” and director of the Birch Creek Steelpan Band, who has received many awards […]

  • Isherwood: The Wow Factor

    Behaviorally I am a “holy cow” sort of person. It began with that liberal education, of being a farmkid in the first place, driving tractors by the age of eight, milking cows regularly by fifth grade, learning to weld when others are tutored in flag football. There were other tasks, butchering, haying, driving a pickup […]

  • The Bestseller List

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Martian, by Andy Weir 2. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel 3. Euphoria, by Lily King 4. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 5. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty                         TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. The Boys […]

  • Egg Harbor AleFest Returns Sept. 19

    Egg Harbor AleFest is returning for the fourth time on Sept. 19. Once again this year there will be more than 40 brewers and 120 different crafts beers represented. It draws many of the small and independent Wisconsin brewers, like O’so Brewing, Wisconsin Brewing Co., Stone Cellar Brewing, Stillmank and Badger State. The number of […]

  • Corn Fest Hilltop Dairy

    Modern Day Drifters to Perform at Corn Fest

    The 13th annual Corn Fest will be held Sept. 12 from 9 am to 4 pm at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy at 5169 County Road I, just one mile east of Carlsville. This festival is fun for the whole family with a corn maze, pie eating contest, corn eating contest, kids’ games, prizes, delicious food and […]

  • Lenore Lampi

    Cappaert Gallery Welcomes New Artist

    Owner Ginnie Cappaert is pleased to introduce a new artist to Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor. The gallery now represents Minnesota artist Lenore Lampi. Lampi’s ceramics are a study in perception…the perception of a birch tree. Her pieces are wheel thrown or extruded, incised, and altered by adding, subtracting and carving. Her pieces are […]

  • Aster

    Ridges to Host Asters & Goldenrods Field Trip

    Botanist Gary Fewless will lead an Asters & Goldenrods Field Trip on Sept. 12 at 9 am. The Asteraceae family represents the second largest family of flowering plants in the world, present everywhere from polar regions to the tropics and colonizing equally well in highly disturbed and ecologically rich habitats. Fewless will lead hikers to […]

  • Kristi Roenning

    Door County Community Foundation Features Works of Kristi Roenning

    The community is invited to attend a reception on Sept. 12 from 5 to 7 pm at the Door County Community Foundation to open its Fall Exhibition featuring works by artist Kristi Roenning. Roenning is a Door County artist and art educator. She was born, raised and educated in Milwaukee. A Door County resident for […]

  • Mary Colette

    DCAL Artists of the Week Find Inspiration from Door County Woodlands

    Door County woodlands, meadows and stones serve as the inspiration for Barbara Kenyon and Mary Colette, the Door County Art League’s artists of the week, Sept. 12 – 18. Oils and watercolors are the preferred media for Barb Kenyon who draws inspiration from the barns, meadows and groves near her home in Fish Creek, along […]

  • Local Photographers Talk Inspiration

    Love nature? And photography? Got questions about how to improve your camera skills? Then focus on “A Is for Aperture,” a set of programs scheduled for Sept. 18 and Sept. 19 that will offer the opportunity to listen and learn from three of the county’s most noted photographers: Len Villano, Heather Harle Frykman and Lucas […]

  • Manners Matter

      Dear Mary Pat, My husband and I are new to the county. We’ve made friends and are adjusting pretty well considering we are starting from scratch. There have been a couple of people, however, who are a little too curious about us. One asked me why we don’t have children and another asked my […]

  • Karen Hering

    The UU Fellowship & Write On, Door County Hold Writing Workshop

    The UU Fellowship and Write On, Door County are co-sponsoring a writing workshop, “Writing and Living on the Threshold,” on Sept. 27, 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Karen Hering, workshop presenter, explains the focus: “A threshold, whether physical or emotional, is a place of great vitality and exchange, where new greets old, where outside meets inside, […]

  • The UU Fellowship Screens “Blackfish”

    The documentary Blackfish will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim on Sept. 15 at 4:30 pm. The public is welcome and there is no charge. In 2010, Dawn Brancheau, a veteran trainer at the well-known Orlando, Florida water park SeaWorld, lost her life when she was attacked by Tilikum, a bull orca […]

  • Our Lady of Good Help Len Villano.

    The DCHS and Belgian Heritage Center Team Up to Present the Roadside Chapel Tour

    The Door County Historical Society in collaboration with the Belgian Heritage Center presents a Roadside Chapel Tour on Sept. 19. The four-hour bus charter will tour 10 historic chapels: Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help (Champion); Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel (Robinsonville); Blessed Virgin Mary World War I Soldier’s Memorial Chapel (Tonet); Walloon Shrine of […]

  • Policy Rogue Theater

    Rogue Theater Brings Back “Policy”

    Rogue Theater is bringing back the show they had the honor of performing its world premiere (the English version) last November. Policy, a powerfully moving, thought-provoking play starring Rogue’s founders Lola DeVillers and Stuart Champeau, will play at two different venues the second and third weeks of September. Policy includes a cast of two: the […]

  • Scott Cook. Photo by Arriane Loranger.

    Scott Cook Makes First County Appearance at The Cookery

    Canadian roots balladeer Scott Cook will make his first appearance in Door County on Sept. 16, joining well-known local folksinger Katie Dahl at her weekly show at The Cookery in Fish Creek. Cook and Dahl will play from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Cook has been touring for more than a decade across North America, Europe, […]

  • Ephraim Nonprofits Team Up to Benefit Northern Door Children

    The Peninsula Preschool and the Hardy Gallery are pleased to announce their partnership for 2015’s “Art from the Heart.” This summer and fall, both nonprofit organizations will sell raffle tickets to win an original painting by well-known Door County artist Bonnie Paruch. The painting, titled “Breezy Day at Eagle Harbor,” is valued at $3,600 and […]

  • Jan Forkert makes Luna Moth necklace.

    Jan Forkert Offers Special Sale on Art

    Represented by Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Door County Master Artist Jan Forkert will offer her exceptional jewelry and artwork with special prices for one day only, Sept. 13, 4 – 6 pm. She will also demonstrate etching techniques during the show. Forkert is past director of the Peninsula School of Art, and is known […]

  • Johanna Winters, Hermke Timm, Katie Reis and Stephanie Carpenter

    Hardy Gallery Holds Surreal Exhibit

    Featuring printmaking and works on paper; visual artists and poets blindly collaborating to produce works based on the surrealist concept known as The Exquisite Corpse. The artists’ individual components become a larger work in the end without being able to see what others have produced. Renowned printmakers from Door County and around the state produced […]

  • June Falling Down movie poster

    “June Falling Down” Makes Its Door County Debut

    June Falling Down, a feature film made in Door County in the summer and fall of 2014, will premiere on the night of Sept. 19. The movie, a mix of comedy and drama, centers on a young woman returning to Door County for her best friend’s wedding and the one-year anniversary of her father’s death. […]

  • Golf Events, Sept. 24 & 27

    Sept. 24:  Leadership Door County Mini Golf Masters, Egg Harbor Fun Park, 5 – 8 pm. Sept. 27:  2nd Annual Little Eddie Big Cup Scramble, Peninsula State Park Golf Course

  • Ed Fenendael

    Student Exhibit at Windmill Farm

    Watercolor artist and instructor Ed Fenendael and several of his students will exhibit their work at his Morning Mist Studio at Windmill Farm. The public exhibit and reception is Sept. 12, 4 – 7 pm. Join the artists for this celebration of creativity and to congratulate all of them for their accomplishments. Many of the […]

  • Beverly Hart-Branson

    The Meadows Art Gallery Features Three Expressive Artists

    The Meadows Art Gallery is featuring three artists in September: Connie Glowacki, Polly Joubert and Beverly Hart-Branson. They are each accomplished with a style that is uniquely their own. Glowacki’s well-known watercolors have vibrant color that is used for representational works. Her subject matter is usually tied to Door County, but she explores subjects that […]

  • Katie Dahl Hits Top of Folk Radio Charts

    Door County’s own Katie Dahl is accustomed to drawing crowds in northeast Wisconsin, but since releasing her latest album, Ordinary Band, earlier this year, she’s been garnering acclaim from much farther afield. “Crowns,” the first track on Ordinary Band, hit number one on the national folk radio charts in July, meaning it was the most-played […]

  • Cold Press Black Bent Paddle

    Cheers!: Happy With a Bent Paddle

      Things got a bit hectic when I paid a recent visit to Duluth. My plans were to hit all the craft breweries in the Twin Ports and try as many beers as I could manage at each. However, you know what they say about making plans… I did bring some local beers home with […]

  • Pluto Club at Crossroads Begins Sept. 11

    Named for Crossroads at Big Creek’s favorite dwarf planet, Pluto Club is geared for very small learners, ages 4 – 6 (though first and second graders are welcome, as are older siblings and adults). Pluto Club will meet Sept. 11 at 3:30 pm. The topic for this meeting is “Planets.” This free, 45-minute program includes […]

  • Crossroads Debuts New Ida Bay Preserve Trail

    The age and level of preparedness varied in the group that participated in the Inaugural Hike at Crossroads at Big Creek’s Ida Bay Preserve. Two young boys, who looked to be around 10 years old, wore bucket hats and long athletic pants for protection. A man who lived near the property wore a long sleeve […]

  • Mini Golf Masters Hosted by Egg Harbor Fun Park

    The Egg Harbor Fun Park will be the site for this year’s Leadership Door County (LDC) Mini Golf Masters event on Sept. 24 from 5 to 8 pm. The Mini Golf Masters is LDC’s only fundraising event and benefits a number of area organizations by having each of the mini-golf teams raise money for both […]

  • Sen. Lasee: Eagle Tower should be preserved for Future Generations, Plans Listening Session

    Wisconsin State Senator Frank Lasee issued a press release today expressed strong support for preserving Eagle Tower, the landmark attraction in Peninsula State Park scheduled to come down this fall. Lasee touted the tower’s importance to both the history of the area and the economic impact it has in drawing visitors to Door County. “On July […]