Peninsula Pulse: September 21-28, 2018

In this issue

  • Oktoberfest On Tap

    If you’re a fan of German-style beers and can occasionally be seen doing the polka, then you are certainly looking forward to the start of Oktoberfest and the seasonal suds that come with it. Here’s a sampling of a few locations that have readied their taps for the occasion, so lederhosen-up and ready your drinking […]

  • DCMC Raises Money with Silent Auction

    On Oct. 4, Door County Medical Center (DCMC) will hold a Mission and Values Week Silent Auction to raise money for the Ministry Fund. The Ministry Fund provides people with shelter, clothing, durable medical equipment, car repair, fuel/utilities, transportation, medications and dental bills. Through the resources made available from employees and other donors, this fund […]

  • Country Concert at Fiddler’s Farm

    Come on out to a afternoon of classic country, bluegrass and Western swing on Oct. 7, 4-6 pm at Fiddler’s Farm. The show costs $15 at the door, with free admission for kids 10 and under. Beverages are available for purchase. The doors open at 3 pm. Fiddler’s Farm is located at 6951 Cty C, […]

  • 100+ Women Who Care Next Meeting on Oct. 10

    The next quarterly meeting of Door County’s 100 Women Who Care is Oct. 10 at the Donald and Carolyn Kress Pavilion Great Hall, 7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor. A social period with appetizers starts at 6 pm with the formal meeting from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. For more information or to join this community organization […]

  • Heins Creek Citizen Science Adventure

    Join the Door County Land Trust for a wild citizen science adventure at Heins Creek Nature Preserve and search for wild critters on Sept 29. The adventure will include a short walk down to Heins Creek where participants will use aquatic sampling equipment to discover what is living here and an aquatic index for determining […]

  • Door County Schools Receive Sparsity Aid Payments

    Three Door County school districts received a portion of the $25 million available from the state in sparsity aid payments this year. A new proposal from State Superintendent and gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers could bring Southern Door into the 145 school districts that receive such payments. Sparsity aid is a categorical aid that goes toward […]

  • Norwegian Jazz

    Painted Recordings and James May North host the Norwegian Jazz group Cortex on Sept. 22, 7 pm in Algoma. The group is comprised of Thomas Johansson, Kristoffer Berre Alberts, Ola Høyer, and Gard Nilssen. Cortex is a spirited combo that plays energetic jazz of the finest brand. They have been active since 2007, and have performed […]

  • Christa Wells at The Master’s Cup

    The public is invited to an evening of live music with Christa Wells on Sept. 29 at The Master’s Cup Coffee House, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Wells will share her music at 6 pm, but the public is invited to arrive at 5 pm for a potluck picnic and games on the church […]

  • 10 Most Challenged Books of 2017

    Every year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) compiles a list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and voluntary challenge reports sent to OIF from across the United States. The […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Hundreds of Children Remain Separated at Our Border

    As I wrote earlier in the summer, the sad predicament for families on our southern border (children in cages, parents lost in the system) is the result of the Trump/Sessions policy of “zero tolerance” for entry into the U.S. without documents and immediate incarceration of those who try to enter for asylum, reunification with family […]

  • 16th Annual Corn Fest a Success

    On Sept. 8, Sunshine House Inc. held its 16th Annual Corn Fest at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy. The Sunshine House staff thanks the numerous donors, volunteers, clients and attendees who helped make this day a success and helped the Sunshine House continue to serve the community. Thanks are also extended to Dennis and Roxanne Schopf for […]

  • Meditation Walk at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Join Coach Sara at Crossroads at Big Creek on Oct. 6, 10 – 11:30 am, for a Walk About with Coach Sara. Slow down, become present and aware of your body, connect to the beautiful Door County outdoors while we walk through the magical woods and fields along inviting paths at Crossroads. Inspired by the […]

  • Gloria Dougherty: A Woman with Two Passions

    It is said that every person has a story to tell. Gloria Dougherty has at least two. The one she was happiest to talk about on a recent day involves Amos, her almost-12-year-old golden retriever. When he was six, Amos attended classes at Birchwood Kennels in Sturgeon Bay to become a therapy dog. Tested off-leash […]

  • Sister Bay Seeing Construction Boom Until Columbus Day

    Residents and visitors in Sister Bay may notice a boom in construction projects taking place in the village until Columbus Day. Village board president Dave Lienau said the village lifted a moratorium on construction taking place during the fall, hoping the extra time will allow developers to finish their projects by May 2019. “They’ve been […]

  • Civility Column: Coping in an Uncivil Time

    We live in uncivil times. What’s a person to do? If you lament the lack of civility in our society, there is small comfort in knowing that you are not alone in either your perception or your experience. In fact, the vast majority of Americans – 93 percent – identify incivility as a problem in […]

  • Kewaunee County Adopts NR 151 Agricultural Standards, Door is Next

    At its Sept. 19 meeting, the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors adopted the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ NR 151 as part of Kewaunee County’s Chapter 39 Ordinance with unanimous approval. NR 151 was revised July 1 to include targeted performance standards and prohibitions in respect to the application of manure in areas of Silurian […]

  • SBAA Receives JEM Grant for Cherry Drop

    Wisconsin’s Department of Tourism awarded the Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA) a Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) Grant for the New Year’s Eve Cherry Drop event in the amount of $12,536.25. This grant is open to nonprofit tourism organizations and offers funding to grow an existing promotion or event. Last year the SBAA co-sponsored the inaugural […]

  • Fall Flowers of the Door Peninsula

    Crossroads at Big Creek will host several hikes to enjoy autumn flowers before they are gone. First, they are holding a lecture on “Fall Flowers of the Door Peninsula” on Sept. 21 at 2 pm. This illustrated lecture will show the variety and beauty of fall flowers. Meet in the lecture hall at the Collins […]

  • Door County Named “Best Romantic Getaway”

    An online-based travel advice site called Budget Travel announced the first of its Budget Travel Awards, naming Door County as the “Best Romantic Getaway.” Budget Travel staff, regular contributors, photographers and videographers collaborated to determine the best travel brands and destinations across the U.S., and beyond, in the first of planned annual Budget Travel Awards. […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Sept. 21, 2018

    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? “You can’t just put 10 amongst all of the oats.” “We’re drinking at the same time. Cheers to that!” “I wish I […]

  • Final Shows for ‘Visiting Hour’ at Rogue Theater

    The final run for Rogue Theater’s Visiting Hour is this weekend, Sept. 21-23. Visiting Hour is a Spanish play written by José Luis Alonso de Santos and translated into English by Phyllis Zatlin. This is Zatlin’s second translation performed by Rogue Theater. This play addresses the growing concern of suicide and coincides with National Suicide […]

  • History of the Fish Creek Yacht Club

    Gibraltar Historical Association announces its final talk of 2018, “Fish Creek Yacht Club.” Gather at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall for an evening of photos, conversation and “captains” discussing the history of the Fish Creek Yacht Club. Listen to the stories of coming around the mark or losing air and imagine Carla crossing the finish […]

  • John Hippensteel on the Practicalities of Solar Power

    John Hippensteel, president of the renewable energy firm Lake Michigan Wind & Sun, will speak on “Residential Solar Power: What’s Happening and How Does It Work?” for the Climate Change Coalition’s monthly program Sept. 26 at 7 pm. The use of solar power continues to expand rapidly across the United States, and installation costs are […]

  • Shop and Dine Day to Benefit DCMC

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC), with the support of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, invites all to participate in the 7th annual Shop and Dine Day on Oct. 6, to benefit The Healing Project, which provides free integrative health care services to individuals with cancer. Participating Sturgeon Bay businesses will donate a portion of their […]

  • CHIP Next Program on Suicide Prevention

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Suicide Prevention” on Oct. 21, 4 pm at Sister Bay Baptist Church. The speaker, Kylene Occhietti, is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Milo Huempfner VA Health Care Center. Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry offers free blood pressure screenings beginning at […]

  • La evaluación de infancia

    Lunes el 1 de octubre 2018, la evaluación de infancia temprana se ofrecerá de forma gratuita para proveer una estimación informada del pensamiento, el lenguaje, y el desarrollo de habilidades motoras del niño. Si les interesa y tiene un hijo que por lo menos tiene tres años antes del 1 de octubre, 2018, favor de […]

  • Casino Night for a Cause

    On Sept. 21, Maxwelton Braes, Thyme Cuisine, and the Ellie Helm Foundation will host its first casino night. The evening is a night of blackjack, craps, poker and roulette for a good cause. For one night, Maxwelton Braes will transform into a 1920s speakeasy casino. With table-side servers in era dress, the night is reminiscent […]

  • An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

    Join Write On, Door County for an evening with United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on Oct. 11. This evening features a reading by Smith as well as a discussion of her role as the United States Poet Laureate in promoting poetry in rural communities and poetry by rural residents. The free program is […]

  • Cheers!: Bless My Wicker Basket, a Juicy Seducer!

    Here’s the finish to the trio of beers I was gifted with that began with the chocolate peanut butter porter from DuClaw Brewing. Beer No. 2 comes from Tampa, Fla., Jai Alai Pale Ale from Cigar City Brewing. So, yeah, bless my wicker basket (my only jai alai joke!). I do not hide my disgust […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tammy Baldwin Takes Stand for Good Health Insurance Choices

    Republican claims that their solution for curbing rising health insurance costs will save money enabling more people to purchase policies is probably true, but buyer beware! Those policies are the same kind of “junk” that left many who thought they were insured with uncovered medical bills. Many with pre-existing conditions could not find insurance they […]

  • AED/CPR Class Available on Oct. 18

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department partners with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $25 per person. […]

  • Local Libraries Celebrate Banned Books Week

    The Great Gatsby. The Catcher in the Rye. The Grapes of Wrath. To Kill a Mockingbird. Ulysses. The above titles are classics; they’re listed in the reading curriculum in high schools and college courses and have been for years. All the titles have also had a history of being challenged or banned. Every year Banned […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Sept. 21 – 28

    GIBRALTAR Football Sept. 22 @ Newman Catholic, 1 pm Soccer (Boys) Sept. 24 @ Algoma, 4:30 pm Sept. 25 @ Stockbridge, 4:30 pm Sept. 27 vs. Peshtigo, 6:30 pm Volleyball Sept. 25 vs. Kewaunee, 7 pm   SEVASTOPOL Football Sept. 21 @ Menomonee Indian, 4:30 pm Cross Country Sept. 27 @ Sturgeon Bay, 4:30 pm […]

  • Climate Corner: There are Many Reasons to be Optimistic

    By Gregory Nemet In teaching courses on energy and the environment, I emphasize core characteristics of the problems that make them difficult. While most people would like an energy system that is cheap, clean and reliable, they argue fiercely about which of the three is most important. Transitioning to a new energy system with fewer […]

  • Parent Symposium Returns to Hope United Church

    Parent Symposium of Door County (PSDC) starts a new season on the first and third Monday every month, 9-11 am, Sept. 17 – May 20, 2019. PSDC’s mission is to provide practical and emotional support in a safe environment for all parents, caregivers and family build-ups, regardless of gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Meetings […]

  • Fall Lighthouse Festival Tickets Available

    Tickets are still available for the 4th Annual Door County Fall Lighthouse Festival. This annual festival takes place Oct. 6-7, and is comprised of land and boat tours featuring some of Door County’s most iconic lighthouses. One land-based tour will be offered this year. This small group bus tour is about seven hours long and […]

  • Wisconsin Solar Tour Includes Door County Sites

    To help increase energy awareness of renewable energy, Lake Michigan Wind and Sun will open its doors for free solar tours on Oct. 6 from 10 am to 4 pm. This annual event hosted by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association is to showcase the renewable energy systems and energy efficient aspects of sites around the […]

  • By the Numbers: Obesity

    Wisconsin has an adult obesity rate similar to other states, according to new data reported in the 15th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report released last week by Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Obesity is a complex and often intractable problem and America’s obesity epidemic […]

  • Early Childhood Screening Available at Gibraltar

    Gibraltar is offering early childhood screening Oct. 1 in the Elementary School. The screening is intended for children ages 3 – 5, not enrolled in kindergarten. Screening is offered to residents of Gibraltar School District at no cost to provide parents an informed estimation of their child’s thinking, language and motor skill development. For those […]

  • Local Team Places in World Championship BBQ

    T-Mac Smokin, Door County’s own Professional BBQ Team from Sturgeon Bay, grabbed fourth place at the American Royal BBQ Competition at the Kansas City Speedway Sept. 16. The American Royal is called “The World Series of BBQ” and a World Championship BBQ Event. It is the largest BBQ Competition in the world, with 467 teams […]

  • Hey Hey 5k Returns Sept. 22

    Runners can still sign up for the fourth annual Hey Hey 5k run in Baileys Harbor. Register on site Friday, Sept. 21, and Saturday morning, Sept. 22, at Door County Brewing Co. Taproom and Music Hall. Registration is open 6-9 pm Friday and  7-7:45 am Saturday. All runners get a race shirt, Door County Brewing […]

  • National Voter Registration Day Sept. 25

    Gearing up for the midterm elections this November, more than 3,500 groups across the country will mobilize to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25. The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin will join this effort. Leagues in communities across the state will participate in National Voter Registration Day by helping voters register to […]

  • Spaetzle, Wiener Schnitzel & Kartoffelpuffer at The Alpine

    On September 22, 2018, summer is departing just as Oktoberfest is beginning, making for a bittersweet change of seasons. With one hand we wave farewell to the season of sun, and with the other we hoist a stein of Franziskaner to cure our end-of-summer blues and celebrate our German ties. But Bavarian beer isn’t the […]

  • Lime Kiln History

    The Door County Historical Society hosts its Saturday afternoon yesteryear program “Lime Kilns of Door County,” presented by Don Rudolph on Sept. 29, 1 pm in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek. Door County Historical Society Member Don Rudolph will explain the lime making process, show a short video of a kiln […]

  • Len’s Pic of the Week: Chalk It Up

    Sturgeon Bay held its annual Chalk The Bay event as part of Harvest Fest last weekend. I chose this shot of young artists having fun chalking the sidewalk outside of the Sturgeon Bay library and Miller Art Museum. It was a great event and the kids loved it and created some great work. Here 10-year-old […]

  • Server of the Week: Marcel Bruyere at Jim Olson Express

    Marcel, who works at Jim Olson Express, is really the best, so expect no less. I brought my car in; it was a mess. He fixed it right up; he did his best. We want to credit where credit is due, he’ll fix your car up, it will be like new. – Submitted by Dorothy […]

  • Expungement Reform: ‘Every Sentence is a Life Sentence’

    A report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) details the strict nature of Wisconsin’s expungement laws and, in light of the state’s record low unemployment, changes policymakers might consider. There are approximately 1.4 million people in Wisconsin with criminal records. No matter the severity of the crime, that record has an impact on job seeking, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Questions for Our Representatives

    One thing that we can all agree upon is that our government needs fixing at all levels. It is clear to everybody that the need to drain the swamp has never been greater. OK, but what, exactly, needs to change? There are four totally nonpartisan issues that we must insist that our representatives address if […]

  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Twilight Tours

    For two Saturday evenings, the Door County Historical Society invites guests to delight in the tales of the keepers through story, song, and poetry at the Eagle Bluff Light Station for Twilight Tours, Tunes & Tales. Join them on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6 from 6 – 8:30 pm, when the Northern Door Storytellers Guild […]

  • UUF Offers Free Writing Session

    In the early Buddhist, Jewish and Christian texts, faith is not a noun but a verb. In the Pali language of the original Buddhist texts, it meant literally “to place the heart upon.” Join Rev. Karen Hering for an afternoon of guided writing exploring faith as something we do during “When Faith is a Verb,” […]

  • Tony Evers Asks for Special Education, Mental Health Funding

    State Superintendent Tony Evers issued a statement on the 2019-21 budget being submitted to fund kindergarten through 12th-grade education in Wisconsin. “The budget I’m submitting responds to the very real challenges our schools and educators face each and every day. It changes how we fund our schools and provides resources to our educators to meet […]

  • Manners Matter: A Public Tirade

    Dear Mary Pat, I took my six-year-old daughter for a treat after school at her favorite place. We were paying for our order when a man came bursting through the door yelling at the man who was helping us. The particulars don’t matter. It was some kind of parking dispute. What does matter was that […]

  • Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Project

    Join the Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Project for a Fall Trail Ride on Oct. 14 at 10 am. Registration starts at 9 am. The Fall Trail Ride costs $20 and includes the trail ride, a scavenger hunt, and lunch. Horses are not provided for the ride. If you can’t attend the ride guests […]

  • Pro Arte Quartet Concert Sept. 22

    Midsummer’s Music presents the Pro Arte Quartet on Sept. 22 at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. This event marks the sixth concert Midsummer’s Music is hosting in the exceptional space on Church Street. The evening’s repertoire features Joseph Haydn’s Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, No. 4 (“Sunrise Quartet”), Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. […]

  • Trivia: How Many People Have Walked on The Moon?

    Question:  How many people have walked on the moon? Answer:  12

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 7-14, 2018

    ALPINE Women’s Golf League – Closest to Red Hole 9 on Second Shot Sept. 11, 2018 Winners:  Flight A – Mary Aiken; Flight B – Kathy Triolo; Flight C – Elaine Penpek; Flight D – Clare Plachetka Low Score:  Flight A – Diane Hanley (42); Flight B – Deb Staats & Kathy Triolo (49); Flight […]

  • ‘Billy Bishop Goes To War’ at TAP

    Billy Bishop Goes To War is on stage at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) until Oct. 21. This production features Ryan Cappleman and Drew Brhel and is directed by Robert Boles. Billy Bishop Goes To War is performed Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. Throughout the run TAP will […]

  • Oktoberfests Ought to Have Some Color

    Here is a perfect example of what I mean by the two different colors of Oktoberfests. First we have a German-American collaboration Festbier – Sierra Nevada teamed up with Bavaria’s Weihenstephan – the world’s oldest brewery – for a beautiful malty, amber-hued lager. This, to me, is an Oktoberfest – beautiful to look at and […]

  • Reps in the News: Frostman Announces Listening Sessions

    Senator Caleb Frostman Sen. Frostman announced the newest three events as part of his continuing Legislative Lunchtime Library Listening Session series. These listening sessions, which have been held weekly in communities across the 1st Senate District, provide constituents with an opportunity to meet with Frostman and share their thoughts and concerns about state government.The next sessions are: […]

  • Crusader Challenge Cross Country Meet Results

    The 31st Annual Crusader Challenge was held Sept. 11 at Sheboygan Lutheran High School. In the varsity boys race, Evan Henry of Gibraltar High School took second place with a time of 17:03.76. Henry was a little more than one second behind the first place finisher, Gunner Schlender of Brillion. In the varsity girls race, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Supporting Inaugural Hunter’s Raffle

    The Belgian Heritage Center (BHC) wishes to thank everyone who came out to support our first ever Hunter’s Raffle Event last Saturday, Sept. 15. We were greatly pleased with everything from gun raffle ticket sales to the AYCE meal. We’re especially thankful to our pair of speakers: Ed Thiry, owner/brewmaster of Thumb Knuckle Brewing, who […]

  • Experience HU at the Sturgeon Bay Library

    Experience chanting HU (a sacred sound & ancient mantra), contemplative time and spiritual conversation with others of like heart on Sept. 22, 2-3 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Discover how the sound of HU can bring a higher form of creativity, inner peace and calm, spiritual self-discovery and growth. Sponsored by Wisconsin Satsang Society, […]

  • Mental Health Group Screens Movie on Suicide

    Door County Public Health’s Mental Health Focus Group is working to reduce the incidence of suicide. Join them Oct. 4 for a free public screening of the film Suicide: The Ripple Effect at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Suicide: The Ripple Effect shines light on the reality of this ongoing crisis […]

  • Submissions Open for Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Awards

    Nominations of Wisconsin PK through 12 teachers and principals can now be submitted for the 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership awards online at The deadline for submission is Oct. 8. Awards are $6,000 with an additional $6,000 grant going to the school of each selected teacher and principal. Teachers […]

  • Updated 2018 Treasure Hunt Team Numbers

    Due to popular demand, the 2018 Door County Treasure Hunt has updated team numbers, and is now allowing six people per team within the same vehicle. General registration closes on Sept. 28. Discover natural, historical, and cultural wonders in mid-Door County for a day of exploration and fun with friends and family. Participants should meet […]

  • Greg Beem at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church presents organist Greg Beem in an evening concert on Sept. 22 at 7 pm. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, François Couperin, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Vierne and more. Beem serves as principal organist at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. A […]

  • Peninsula Bookman Celebrates 5th Annual Book Festival

    Join The Peninsula Bookman during its 5th Annual Festival of Books and Authors on Sept. 29, this year featuring six Wisconsin writers with more than a dozen of their works. This year’s event will celebrate the release of Kathleen Ernst’s ninth installment in her Chloe Ellefson mystery series, The Lacemaker’s Secret. J.F. Riordan will autograph […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Sept. 21 – 28

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm Sept. 25. Joint meeting of the Park & Recreation Committee/board meeting will be held at 5:30 pm Sept. 26. County of Door:  The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm Sept. 25. The county board meets at 9 am Sept. […]

  • Southern Door Holds Child Development Day

    The Southern Door School District will hold a Child Development Day Oct. 4, 8 am – 6 pm. This is a free community service that will provide information and assessment on how children are developing. Appointments are required. Parents with young children ages 2 years 8 months to 4 years 6 months are invited to […]

  • Fall Harvest Fest at Lautenbach’s Orchard

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market will host its 19th annual Fall Harvest Fest on Sept. 22 from 10 am – 5 pm with complimentary tasting of its wines, new hard ciders, fresh-picked apples and specialty foods. The fun also includes apples for picking, free guided winery tours every hour from 10 am – 4 […]

  • Ten Key Questions for Candidates in 2018 State Elections, Part 2

    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 and school finances. Drawing on our recent research, […]

  • New Season for Peninsula New Horizons Band

    As more Door County adults retire and find time on their hands, they are frequently rediscovering old hobbies and pastimes, or looking for new ones. The Peninsula New Horizons Band (PNHB) program was developed for adults who wish to learn to play a band instrument, or re-learn an instrument they used to play. The Peninsula […]

  • Baileys Harbor holds AutumnFest Sept. 21-23

    Are you a car buff? Do you have a car, truck or motorcycle you’d like to show off? The Baileys Harbor Community Association would like you to attend their Classic Car Show during AutumnFest, Sept. 21-23. Trophies will be awarded to People’s Choice, Best in Show, Emergency Vehicle, Louis Oldenburg Best In Show, and to […]

  • Annual Fall Art Fair Returns

    The annual Fall Art Fair at the Settlement Shops returns Sept. 29, 10 am – 5 pm. The public is invited to spend the day amongst the local and regional artist showing their latest creations. Featured art includes paintings, Door County pressed flowers, hand-sewn accessories, wagon wheel-benches, handmade soaps, photography and pottery. A delicious lunch […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Sampson

    Full of wisdom and kindness, Sampson is one terrific cat. This 13-year-old is quite the looker with his blue and black coat and his dreamy green eyes. Sampson loves companionship and is a loyal cat hoping that he can find a forever home with good windows and lots of gorgeous views. If you think Sampson […]

  • Russian Folk at the Tambourine Lounge

    Stas Venglevski blends his talent with Tatyana Krasnobaeva in a unique concert of traditional Russian folk favorites, classical and original compositions on Sept. 23 at The Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge. Venglevski’s keyboard artistry, dazzling technical command and sensitivity have brought this native of the Republic of Moldova increasing international acclaim as a virtuoso of […]

  • Door County Coffee & Tea Celebrates 25th Anniversary

    Door County Coffee & Tea Co. (DCC) continues the celebration of its 25th Anniversary with a special event for the public at the Door County Coffee Café, Sept. 21-23. This annual coffee sale event draws many visitors to the Café each year, and this one is special, as the business celebrates a milestone year. In […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Apples, Iron and a Visit from the Governor

    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 18, 1874 Mr. Chancey Barnette has discovered a bed of Iron Ore about one and one-half miles from the village. The specimens we have […]

  • ADRC Hosts Program on “What’s After High School”

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Door County will host the program “What’s After High School?” presented by Family Voices of Wisconsin on Oct. 24, 5:30 – 8 pm at the Community Center, 916 N 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. This program is a broad overview of the transition to adult life for young adults […]

  • Monthly Door County Beekeepers Club Meeting

    The Door County Beekeepers Club will hold their monthly meeting Sept. 25, 6:30 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan Sturgeon Bay. Find out different ways to maintain and store your beekeeper’s equipment once the honey extraction season has ended. A honey tasting social is part of the meeting, so bring a sample to […]

  • State News: State Losing Dairy Farms, Gerrymandering

    High Loss of Dairy Farms in 2018 Wisconsin lost 47 dairy farms in August, putting the state on pace for its worst year since 2013. The latest data from the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection shows there were 8,372 licensed dairy producers at the beginning of September. That’s 429 fewer than were […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings: Sept. 15

    Boys Soccer School Won-Lost-Tied-Points Sturgeon Bay 4-0-0-8 NEW Lutheran 3-1-0-6 Peshtigo 2-1-1-5 Gibraltar-Sevastopol 1-3-0-2 Kewaunee 1-3-0-2 Algoma 0-3-1-1   Football – 8-player Division School Won-Lost-Tied Gibraltar 5-0-0 Sevastopol 4-0-0 Gillett 3-1-0 Wausaukee 3-1-0 Lena-STAA 2-2-0 Oneida Nation 1-3-0 Menominee Indian 1-4-0 NEW Lutheran 1-4-0 Bowler-Gresham 0-5-0 Football – Large School Division School Won-Lost-Tied Kewaunee 3-0-0 […]

  • Segway the Door Hits 100-day Streak

    On Sept. 8 Segway the Door Tours (STDT) successfully completed 100 straight days of guided Segway tours in Door County. The last day without a tour was May 31. “We try our best not to miss an opportunity to provide this fun activity to those that want to glide on the Segway,” said Nick Dokolas, […]

  • Door to Nature: The Stars of Nature

    Autumn is my favorite time of year; not only for the mushrooms but for the fields of colorful fall flowers. Soon the roadsides will be decorated with a favorite of many, the New England aster. I had, at one time, planned on writing a mushroom book for Door County. Now the entire world of mushrooms […]

  • Ecology Sports Commits to Recyclable Window Displays

    Known for its eco-friendly clothing, Ecology Sports, located at 10740 N. Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay, is taking its awareness of promoting a healthy planet one step further with a new commitment to creating window displays with recycled materials. The latest display of birch branches and falling leaves is made from cardboard boxes shipped to […]

  • Local Students Prepare to Build 10th Home

    Students attempted to ceremonially break ground for the 10th student-built home construction project Sept. 18 in Sturgeon Bay, but found the crusty earth at 118 N. Columbia St. to be too hard to penetrate with mere shovels. The project is sponsored by the Door County Economic Development Corp. The students from Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol […]

  • Certified Tourism Ambassador Renewals for 2019

    It’s that time of year again for Certified Tourism Ambassadors (CTA) Renewals for 2019. There are more than 300 current CTAs in Door County. If you took your CTA class in 2017 or prior years, renew your certification by Oct. 31 and no later than Dec. 31. CTAs can renew in two easy steps: enter […]

  • Better Business Bureau Accepting Nominations

    Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin (BBB) is now accepting nominations and online applications through March 1, 2019 for both the Wisconsin Torch Awards for Ethics and Spark Awards for Entrepreneurship. BBB urges everyone to nominate a deserving Wisconsin business who demonstrates strong, ethical business practices. Businesses and nonprofits of any size throughout Wisconsin are eligible […]

  • Ministry Home Care Receives Top Rating

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