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  • Peninsula Players Opens 75th Season with “Heroes”

    Peninsula Players Theatre located in Fish Creek opened its 75th Anniversary Season June 15 with the premiere of Gérald Sibleyras’s Heroes, translated by Tom Stoppard.

  • Cheeseheads, Mark Twain and Ghosts Take the Stage at AFT

    American Folklore Theatre’s season is officially underway in their outdoor Amphitheatre in Peninsula State Park. Embarking upon the 20th season of “theatre under the stars,” the stage will host Cheeseheads, the Musical, Life on the Mississippi and Bone Dance Life on the Mississippi will take audiences on a journey with young Samuel Clemens as he leaves his home in Hannibal, Missouri to be a cub pilot on a Mississippi steamboat in 1858.

  • Culture Club – Peninsula Arts & Humanities Alliance

    It seems a small miracle to my friends and musical colleagues around the world that Door County enjoys such richness in the performing arts. Perhaps more miraculous is that so many have succeeded, and that new arts organizations, thankfully, spring up every few years.

  • Sonora Strings Join Midsummer’s Music

    On June 18 and 19 the Sonora Strings, a violin ensemble of students ages 10 to 16, will join Midsummer’s Music Festival with pre-concert performances.

  • Michael Burkhardt Hosts Hymn Festival

    Internationally known for his innovative and inspiring hymn festivals, Michael Burkhardt will lead “The Shepherd and the Lambs: A Hymn Festival” on Sunday, June 20 at 7 pm at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.

  • Marcia Henry Liebenow Presents “Irish Rhapsody”

    On Friday, June 25 and Saturday, June 26, The Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra will perform Sir Charles Villiers Stanford’s “Irish Rhapsody #6” for violin and orchestra with violin faculty member Marcia Henry Liebenow as the featured soloist.

  • Tips from the Pro

    The “chip shot” technique is used when your ball is close to the green. You chip when you want to control shot distance and create a low-lofted shot that lands on the green and rolls near the hole.

  • Upcoming Events

    • Monday, June 21: Door County Charities Golf Classic (benefitting Altrusa of Door County and Door County Maritime Museum) 18-hole, 4-person scramble at The Orchards, noon shotgun, $250 per golfer/ $1000 per team.

  • Leaderboard

    Alpine Women’s Golf League – Low Score: Aiken (38).

  • Caddy Quiz ‘em

    This week’s trivia question: The U.S. Open Championship is now underway at Pebble Beach Golf Links. The 1985 U.S. Open is less remembered by who won it – Wisconsin native, Andy North – than who lost it, T. C. Chen.

  • Player Profile: Scott King

    Favorite golf memory: “Playing Pebble Beach – I almost knocked it in the jar on #8 – I almost eagled it – but settled for a birdie."

  • Gibraltar Graduate Pursues Career in Golf

    This spring, 2005 Gibraltar High School graduate, Steven Cox, was among the second graduating class from University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Golf Enterprise Management Program.

  • Roger Kuhns Discusses the Niagara Escarpment

    Dr. Roger Kuhns will present a program on “The Niagara Escarpment: Its Natural History and Preservation” on Thursday, June 24. The program begins at 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall and is a first in a series of Thursday evening lectures sponsored by The Ridges Sanctuary.

  • Team Leadership Center Hosts Camp Confidence

    From Tuesday, July 6 to Thursday, July 8 the certified Team Leadership Center (TLC) will host three days of team building and problem solving through the use of the high and low ropes course.

  • Summer Campfires for the Family

    The public is welcome to gather 'round a blazing fire at the Peninsula State Park Nature Center for Native American stories and sing-along fun with the famed Door County duo Charlie Dickson and Don Makuen.

  • Friends of Rock Island Host Benefit

    The Friends of Rock Island will host their 2nd Annual Cookout, Silent Auction & Craft Show on Saturday, July 3 from 10 am – 4 pm on Rock Island. To accommodate visitors, the Karfi Ferry to Rock Island will begin running at 9 am.

  • Activities at The Crossroads

    The Crossroads, a historical and environmental preserve located in Sturgeon Bay, welcomes learners of all ages for programs in science, history and the environment.

  • A Midsummer Shindig, Door County Style

    Young lovers, fairies, royalty and rustics set the scene for Midsummer Night’s Dream, a merry tale of mistaken identity, tricksters and enchantment. Though there are no fairies at Fyr Bal, the festival upholds the highest standards of a Midsummer shindig, Door County style.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 17, 2010 5:38pm

    Question: What was the name of the first steam ferry Robert Noble used to transport people between the east and west side of Sturgeon Bay in 1874?

  • Shout Outs

    "Happy Fathers Day to my dad, Dan Eggert, down in Alamogordo New Mexico. And best wishes to my mother and her recovery, thinking of you all the time. I Love you Mom and Dad!” – Dan Eggert

  • Peninsula Pulse Server of the Week!

    There’s a gal named Rebecca Bies, who’s spending the summer slingin’ fries. It is from Luxemburg that she hails, And she also dishes ice cream by the pails.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 17, 2010 5:33pm

    Gemini (May 21 – June 21): A clogged gland will inhibit your game, but will be compensated for astoundingly by your bright yellow tank top.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mary Pat, I am embarrassed by my friend's behavior and don't know how to approach her. Whenever we go shopping, she whispers to me in the middle of a store.

  • Ephraim’s 2010 Annual Fyr Bal Festival

    Ephraim celebrates its 46th Annual Fyr Bal Festival June 18 – 20. Steeped in Scandinavian tradition, Fyr Bal, pronounced fear ball, is Norwegian for bonfire.

  • FRAMED

    But that’s okay…because so have your friends.

  • Be Part of the Pulse

    It's easy to join the conversation! Feel free to email ([email protected]) or post to Facebook any thoughts and experiences on any of these topics, at any time, and we'll put the best of them in print! Overheard These are little bits of entertaining eavesdropping.

  • Door County Business Briefs

    • Northern Door Communications has been awarded their 14th Agent of the Year Award at the annual agents’ meeting held in Green Bay on May 23. The company also received the 2009 Sales Achievement Award and special recognition for 20 years of agent service to Cellcom.

  • Door County Non-Profit Profile

    Founded in 2003, the mission of the Wellness Center of Door County is to provide affordable and confidential reproductive, sexual and related health care to men and women in an educational environment that respects the dignity and choices of each person.

  • Pond Tour June 26 Benefits Family Centers

    On Saturday, June 26 the public is welcome to embark on a self-guided tour, from 9 am – 3 pm, of some of the peninsula’s finest backyard gardens and water features.

  • YMCA Exceeds Campaign Goal

    • Under strong leadership by Campaign Co-Chairs Mike Felhofer, Tonya Felhofer, Kenan Bunda, and Stephanie Bunda, along with numerous volunteers, the Door County YMCA has exceeded their campaign goal of $410,000 for the 2010 Strong Kids Campaign, raising $420,673.

  • Door County’s 1-man Chamber of Commerce: Al Johnson

    My village of Sister Bay has endured considerable losses within the past few weeks. First we lost Johnny Veith, of Johnny’s Cottage Restaurant fame; then Al Johnson; and, most recently, Bob Thompson, the dean of The Peninsula Players.

  • that some parents insist on trying to control the lives of their adult children?

    By Dr. Linda Steiner "Why Is It…?" was designed by Dr. Steiner to address readers' questions about human behavior from a social psychological perspective in order to inform and stimulate dialogue about the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the presence of other people.

  • Brief Notes from the Science World

    • When Fuzzy’s mother died from anthrax, Frankie came along and adopted him. Frankie shared his home with Fuzzy every night, carried him on his back, and even gave him some of his precious food.

  • Liberty Grove News and Notes

    • Residents and visitors are reminded they need permits for any fireworks that leave the ground or explode. Please check with the Town Office and website for details.

  • A look at the world in numbers

    150,000 Estimated number of lives that could be saved by cutting salt consumption by 10 percent 80 Percent of the salt in American diets that comes from restaurant meals or processed foods 1978 Year health advocates first petitioned the government to regulate salt content in processed foods 2.

  • The Tart, Tasty Thimbleberry

    Charlotte and I were pleasantly surprised a few days ago, while doing the weekly checking of our 50-box Eastern Bluebird trail, to see many wild Blackberry canes in full flower at various sites.

  • Green Quote

    "If it wasn't profitable for them to do it, then that's a good argument for leaving the oil in the ground." – Robert Gramling, who studies the history of the oil industry at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

  • Door County Green Fund Revamped

    The Door County Community Foundation’s Environmental Fund is now the Door County Green Fund, after the former Green Fund reached an agreement to fold its operations into the community foundation.

  • Master Hydro-geologist Featured at June’s Green Drinks

    Sustain Door's “Green Drinks” will host Andrew Aslesen of the Wisconsin Rural Water Association at its June 22 event, 4:30 – 6 pm at Glas Green Coffeehouse, 67 West Maple St, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Door County Farmers’ Markets Open for Business

    • Jacksonport Farmers’ Market at Lakeside Park, Tuesday, 9 am – 1 pm. • Settlement Shops Farmers’ Market in Fish Creek, Wednesday, 10 10 am – 2 pm. • Sturgeon Bay Farm/Craft Market at Market Square, opens Wednesday, June 23, 4 – 8 pm, and Wednesdays thereafter.

  • Improving Soil Fertility through Living Eco-Systems

    Mark Sturges from The Farm at Chili Nervanas Inc. will present “Improving Soil Fertility through Living Eco-Systems” at Lynn and Nancy Uteschs’ Guardians of the Field Farm in Kewaunee on June 22, 10 am – 3 pm.

  • Green Facts

    50 million The annual subsidy to support technical research given to oil companies by Congress in the 2005 Energy Policy Act 11 Number of countries, of

  • Gibraltar Teacher Retires

    • Former students and friends will gather to thank “Ms. A,” Nancy Akerly, at the Sister Bay Village Hall June 27 from 2 – 5 pm. Akerly taught in the Gibraltar School District for 39 years, going back to the old Sister Bay School.

  • Triathlon Nears Capacity

    A brief look at the news of the week.

  • 3 From County Vie for Miss Wisconsin Title

    Twenty-two young women are in Oshkosh this week, competing for the title of Miss Wisconsin. Three of them are Door County natives. Shirley Ehlers, executive director of the Miss Door County Pageant since it began 14 years ago, says she thinks it is the first time there have been three contestants from the same area.

  • Ingert and Al Johnson

    This article originally appeared in the summer 2008 issue of Door County Living magazine. I call Al and Ingert at home to set up an interview. Al answers, saying simply, “Al Johnson” – as always, no “hello,” nothing at all prefacing his name, his tone making you wonder if you’ve somehow already irritated him.

  • Woodwalk Concert Series Kicks Off with Chris Irwin

    Tennessee native Chris Irwin will perform Friday, June 18 to begin the Woodwalk Concert series. Irwin, known for his mandolin and flat pick style guitar playing, will perform along with Lynn Gudmundsen on fiddle, Jeanne Kuhns on vocals, and Patrick Palmer on bass.

  • Sturgeon Bay Introduces Harmony by the Bay Concert Series

    Sturgeon Bay’s new summer concert series, Harmony by the Bay, features performances every Tuesday night beginning June 29 through August 3, showcasing a rich combination of seasoned performers from across the U.

  • Sunset Concert Series Begins with Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues

    Corky Siegel and the Chamber Blues will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series. The free concert will take place at the Peg Egan PAC on Church Street in Egg Harbor on June 27 at 7 pm.

  • Egg Harbor’s Concerts in the Park Begins June 24

    Egg Harbor’s popular Concerts in the Park series returns, presenting live music on the bay in beautiful Harborview Park on Thursdays from June 24 through September 2.

  • DCA Features Bluegrass Band Mountain Heart

    On June 20, the Door Community Auditorium will come to life with the music of Mountain Heart, one of the most versatile and explosive ensembles on the acoustic music scene.

  • Sign Up for Door County Bluegrass Camp

    The Door County Bluegrass Camp, which will run from August 1 through August 6 at Rowleys Bay Resort in Ellison Bay, seeks campers for its summer session.

  • Lost Mothra Find Home Venue

    Singer/songwriter Jeanne Kuhns and her band Lost Mothra are set to perform monthly at Andres on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. Lost Mathra will perform from 8 – 10 pm the fourth Saturday of every month beginning June 26.

  • Tuesdays with Katie Dahl

    Katie Dahl, known for her folk-infused melodies, will be entertaining guests at the Inn at Kristofer’s Tuesday evenings throughout the summer, beginning June 15.

  • The Impact of Al Johnson

    Al Johnson, the man who put Sister Bay on the map, died June 12 at age 84. The restaurateur, WWII veteran, public servant, and grandfather to a village succumbed to complications from a pre-cancerous condition called Myelodysplastic Syndromes, a blood disorder.

  • Astonishing Musical Wizardry

    Last time Béla Fleck played in Door County it was 1995. He played at the Door Community Auditorium with the Flecktones. This summer he returns with a couple of different musicians by his side.

  • Friendly Safety Reminder from YMCA

    Whether it’s the pool, the beach, the water park or the lakefront, the Door County YMCA reminds families that when in or around the water, it’s safety first.

  • Teen Night at the UUF

    The teens of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) announced a new Wednesday night coffeehouse gathering called “U-Night.” The event launched on June 16, and will continue June 30, July 21, July 28, and August 18.

  • Memories of Al Johnson

    “Al Johnson will go down in the annals of Wisconsin as one of the leading entrepreneurs and civic leaders in the history of Door County and Wisconsin." – Tommy Thompson

  • Third World Market in Ellison Bay

    Friday, June 25 marks the annual opening of Third World Marketplace at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. Running in conjunction with the Olde Ellison Bay Days Ice Cream Social, the Marketplace, open from 6:30 – 9:30 pm, features the workmanship of artisans in developing countries from around the world.

  • Al Johnson

    ...Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik, the true center and soul of Sister Bay…and perhaps, in the long run, its conscience as well. Here the eye does rest and delight on a building of authentic Scandinavian design, goats on the grass roof and all.

  • Jacksonport Historical Society Presentation

    On June 23, the Jacksonport Historical Society will visit with the Charles and Eliza Olson family at the Jacksonport Town Hall. The public is welcome to attend the presentation and learn more about the Olson family history in Jacksonport, dating back to 1920.

  • Sunday Sing-Alongs Begin June 20

    Ephraim’s popular Sunday Sing-Alongs are back and long-time, charismatic song leader, Don Makuen, is looking forward to starting off the season. The tradition resumes on June 20 at 7:30 pm at the Ephraim Village Hall.

  • Olde Ellison Bay Days Introduces Pie Contest

    Pies and contests are as American as, well, pie. The Ellison Bay Service Club decided it was time to hosts its first Annual Pie Baking Contest for Olde Ellison Bay Days on June 26.

  • Door County Folk Festival

    The Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) offers a variety of dance workshops beginning Wednesday, July 7 through Sunday, July 11. Each day includes classes for beginning and intermediate dancers and focuses on a range of styles and techniques, from square dancing to salsa dancing.

  • Bridge Club Begins in Door County

    The Door County Bridge Club announces the formation of a new duplicate bridge club for the Door County area. Sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), duplicate bridge games will be held every Tuesday at 12 pm at the Stella Maris Church, 7710 Highway 42, Egg Harbor.

  • International Yoga Instructor Teaches in Door County

    In November, Junction Center Yoga Studio will present “Freeing the Body, Freeing the Mind: Integrating Yoga Practice and Buddhist Meditation” with Michael Stone.

  • Larsen’s Sixth Book on Shelves

    Finding Tongues in Trees is the newest publication of Barbara Larsen, well known Door County poet. This is her sixth book and follows All in Good Season which was published in 2005 and well received by area and state readers.

  • Exhibit Honoring The Clearing Opens

    The Opening Reception for “The Clearing Speaks Exhibits” celebrated 75 years of history at The Clearing folk school located in Ellison Bay. The exhibit will run until December.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 272

    Whether we like it or not, we live with the awareness that death is always close at hand, and in this poem by Don Thompson, a Californian, a dead blackbird can’t be pushed out of the awareness of the speaker, nor can it escape the ants, who have their own yard work to do.

  • Photo Giclees Depict Door’s Beauty

    Wyatt’s Gallery of Sturgeon Bay recently introduced a new range of photo giclee images representing Door County’s natural beauty. The images, 72” by 24”, on fine art canvas are on display at the gallery, located at 4145 Cherry Road, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Portrait by Emmett Johns on Display

    “Tom,” an oil painting by Emmett Johns will be shown in Door Prize for Portraiture home show in Baileys Harbor. To view the exhibit, on display from July 1 – 31, call 920.

  • Peninsula School of Art Youth Workshops Begin June 21

    The Summer Studios for Young Artists program at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek will begin Monday, June 21, with age-appropriate workshops for students ages 3 to 17.

  • “Earth, Stone and Water” Opens at Off the Wheel Pottery

    “Earth, Stone and Water,” a show featuring the artwork of three Milwaukee-area artists, will open on June 26 with a reception from 4 – 7 pm at Off the Wheel Pottery.

  • Rosemaling Class Registrations Open

    Registration for a three-day Norwegian Rosemaling workshop in early August, sponsored by the Sister Bay Historical Society and taught by instructor Loretta Paulman, is open until July 3.

  • Father, Daughter Create Art and Music

    Door County artist Tim Nyberg will be spending part of this Fathers' Day painting to the music of his daughter, Jana. The public is invited to watch this creative collaboration.

  • The Flying Pig Gallery Welcomes Marcel Flisiuk

    Internationally recognized artist Marcel Flisiuk, known for his surreal and colorfully Kafka-esque paintings, will exhibit at the Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace this season.

  • Door County Artist Ed Fenendael Hosts a Workshop

    This fall, Door County artist and teacher Ed Fenendael has planned a special workshop trip to Sicily. “This is an incredible opportunity for the peninsula’s artists to join me in one of the world’s most beautiful places in the world,” said Fenendael.

  • The Eclipse Gallery Features Laural Virtues Wauters

    Laural Virtues Wauters’ mesmerizing artwork is now on display at The Eclipse Gallery in Algoma. Virtues Wauters’ current series of artwork is a colorful representation of the seven Chakras, as well as mandalas that she has visualized and created.

  • The Pulse Announces Photography Judges

    The Pulse is thrilled to announce that the photography portion of the 2010 Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé and Photography Jubilee will be judged by a panel of Door County photographers, including Dan Eggert, Dan Anderson, and Kelly Avenson.

  • Stuff-o-Rama Flea Market Open on June 19

    The first Stuff-o-Rama Flea Market of the 2010 season is set for Saturday, June 19, on the grounds of Domicile in Sister Bay. Vendors from Door County and beyond will be selling their wares in the old apple orchard from 8 am – 3 pm.

  • Cover Painting Auctioned for Charity

    This Philanthropy Issue of Door County Living is devoted entirely to the spirit of giving, a thread that runs strong through the fabric of the Door County community.

  • Midsِmmar Reception at Clay Bay Pottery

    Clay Bay Pottery in Ellison Bay is hosting a "Midsِmmar" celebration on Wednesday, June 23 from 10 am – 7 pm. The reception will feature desserts, art, and Swedish toasts to the longest day of the year.

  • Schneider Recognized for “No More Tears”

    William Schneider, whose work is featured at the Champeau Gallery in Sister Bay, recently won the Connecticut Pastel Society Award at the Pastels USA competition held at the Art Museum of Los Gatos in Los Gatos, California for his painting, “No More Tears.

  • Second “Paint it Forward” at the Blue Dolphin House

    Blue Dolphin House and BDH Studio will be sponsoring an exciting painting experience on Saturday, June 26 from 2 - 4 pm in the Gardens of Blue Dolphin House.

  • Base Camp Coffee Bar Displays Work by Robin Zuege

    Robin Zuege will present her colorful artwork at Base Camp Coffee Bar in Sister Bay for the second year. Zuege has been a painter for many years, exhibiting her luscious paintings at many regional shows.

  • Q &A – Questions and Artists – Rodger Bechtold

    The Peninsula Pulse has teamed up with the Door County Art League (DCAL) to reprint portions of interviews conducted by Randy Rasmussen with various artists.

  • Refining Techniques and Personalizing Style

    Arthur Budge traveled from his home in Dallas, Texas, to the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, to “loosen up” with Ken Auster, a preeminent plein air (outdoor) painter from Laguna Canyon, California.

  • Gov. Thompson Remembers Al Johnson

    When Al Johnson's restaurant faced a PR nightmare in 1987, then-Governor Tommy Thompson showed the state his faith in the restaurant by showing up for pancakes.

  • Peninsula Players Mainstay Bob Thompson Dies

    Bob Thompson spent parts of seven decades at Door County's Peninsula Players.

  • Volleyball

    It's Wednesday night and that means it is Volleyball night at the courts on A. A new court has been added. Don't forget that afterwards, there is a beach party at Husby's to help raise funds for improvements

  • Goats In All Seasons

    Note: This article originally appeared in the May 20, 2005 issue of the Peninsula Pulse. It’s not the sap running from maple trees on those “around freezing” nights and comfortably mild days in late February, that herald the first sign of spring in Door County.

  • Peninsula Players Celebrates 75 Years

    Since the heart of the Great Depression, the theater in a garden has charmed audiences in Door County

  • The Nicks, rained out! Now on Wed. at Fred and Fuzzy’s

    I was anticipating this evening, the first Nick's show at Fred and Fuzzy's for the 2010, Door County summer season. Usually the best indication that summer is here. Not even the umbrellas could make

  • Big Problems, Small Projects

    Sometimes, the most effective ways to attack our biggest problems come through the smallest of projects. Take Dave Ellmann's work at Camp David, where he turned an old dairy barn into a music venue and

  • Steel Bridge Songfest 2010, Saturday

    More Images at: www.daneggert.zenfolio.com This one is for you Jennie! It was a gray and overcast day so with the last two nights of great live music, I was a little slow going and missed most of the

  • Sister Bay’s Al Johnson

    It seems almost every tourist who travels up the Door Peninsula on Highway 42 or 57 makes it a point to swing into Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant for Swedish style pancakes and meatballs or fresh baked Limpa bread.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest 2010, Friday Night

    More images at: www.daneggert.zenfolio.com It was another night full of music! Saw some more great music from the likes of Chris Aaron, Kim Manning, Some stompin Irish band at Kitty O'Reily's, Pat Mac,

  • SBSF 2010, Thursday Night

    More Images at: www.daneggert.zenfolio.com Wow, what a night! Door County's Sturgeon Bay hosts the Steel Bridge Songfest this week and it all kicked off with the Listeners Appreciation night on Thursday.

  • The Rejected Commencement Address

    Not long ago, I realized that I was thoroughly qualified to deliver the obligatory commencement speech at any number of colleges and universities. While not as famous as typical commencement speakers, I was confident that I could provide more insight than insipid advice like “wear sunscreen” and could certainly provide material that would be more useful to graduating collegians than celebrities who lead lives so removed from the real world that any speech they give may as well be delivered in Aramaic.

  • Green Quote

    “To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.

  • Green Facts

    A little biking could bring a lot of savings.

  • A Cleaner Norzwich

    The Fish Creek Market saves trash with new sandwich packaging.

  • DC Farmers’ Markets Open

    • Jacksonport Farmers’ Market opens June 15, 9 am – 1 pm, and each Tuesday thereafter. • Settlement Shops Farmers’ Market opens June 16, 10 am – 2 pm, and each Wednesday thereafter.

  • Is Your Water Dangerous?

    "The Dangers of Nitrates in Your Drinking Water" is the subject of the Door County Environmental Council's (DCEC) next free program. Dr. Roger Kuhns, geologist and world-traveler, will speak at the event scheduled for Monday, June 21 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Egg Harbor’s Bay Point Inn Earns Travel Green Certification

    Long committed to sustainability, the Bay Point Inn of Egg Harbor is now recognized by Travel Green Wisconsin as one of more than 270 Travel Green Certified businesses in the state.

  • Door County Dairy Barn Becomes Music Mecca

    Dozens of dilapidated dairy barns in Door County stand as sad memorials to what was once a multi-generation family industry. But the owner of one former dairy farm on County Road F has achieved a dream by giving it not one, but two new lives.

  • Lukeses Honored With Ornithology Award

    Roy and Charlotte Lukes receive prestigious ornithology award.

  • The fight of a Northern Cardinal

    Our lone resident male Cardinal had a “feather raising” encounter recently that came within inches of claiming his life. I had just returned from the village and driven onto the turn-around in front of our house when I noticed what appeared to be a small spread-out piece of red cloth lying on the ground with another bird on top of it.

  • Pedaling Ahead in Door County

    Northern Door cyclists could be riding a lot safer on peninsula roads in the near future thanks to the adoption of comprehensive bike plans in Fish Creek and the Village of Egg Harbor last year.

  • Door County Tourism Zone Annual Meeting June 17

    • The Door County Tourism Zone Commission will hold its annual meeting June 17. Chairman Bob Kufrin will review the commission’s 2009 annual report, audit, and accomplishments.

  • Public Service Approves $25 Million Door County Transmission Line

    • Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) applied to the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin to raise electric rates 6.9 percent and natural gas rates 1.

  • …that some parents avoid speaking honestly with their daughters about their first menstrual experience?

    "Why Is It…?" was designed by Dr. Steiner to address readers' questions about human behavior from a social psychological perspective in order to inform and stimulate dialogue about the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the presence of other people.

  • Battle to the bottom: traditional vs. payday lenders

    The numbers show its hard to decipher which lenders take more advantage of consumers.

  • Snake Snippets

    • Soldiers in Vietnam called the Many Banded Krait, a poisonous snake living in the jungles of Southeast Asia, the “Two Step Snake.” If it bit you, you’d take two steps and die.

  • Liberty Grove News

    • The town is taking steps to resolve the issue of excessive shooting on Mink 
River Road. Several courses of action were discussed at the first Board meeting of June.