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2011 Sustainability Issue – Section 1

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  • What Happened

    • The Beachfront Inn of Baileys Harbor demolished its pool building, which dates to the 1950s, to make room for a new, more attractive, and more energy-efficient pool and structure.

  • What Happened

    • The Beachfront Inn of Baileys Harbor demolished its pool building, which dates to the 1950s, to make room for a new, more attractive, and more energy-efficient pool and structure.

  • Coming Up

    • Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Paul Jadin will be the keynote speaker at The Door County Economic Development Corporation’s annual investor’s meeting Wednesday, May 25.

  • Coming Up

    • Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Paul Jadin will be the keynote speaker at The Door County Economic Development Corporation’s annual investor’s meeting Wednesday, May 25.

  • Waterfront Park Takes Shape in Sister Bay

    A new wooden boardwalk has been put in place along the waterfront where Al Johnson's Butik used to stand in Sister Bay. Demolition work at the site is complete, and the village is now landscaping the area to complete the expanded Waterfront Park.

  • Waterfront Park Takes Shape in Sister Bay

    A new wooden boardwalk has been put in place along the waterfront where Al Johnson's Butik used to stand in Sister Bay. Demolition work at the site is complete, and the village is now landscaping the area to complete the expanded Waterfront Park.

  • Sister Bay Modifies Sign Ordinances

    The Village of Sister Bay has modified its sign ordinance to relax restrictions on businesses, including changes that give owners of large buildings much greater flexibility in designing signage.

  • Sister Bay Modifies Sign Ordinances

    The Village of Sister Bay has modified its sign ordinance to relax restrictions on businesses, including changes that give owners of large buildings much greater flexibility in designing signage.

  • Snippets From Science

      • In dragonflies and some other insects, when several males mate with one female, there occurs a phenomenon known as “sperm competition.” For example, when a male dragonfly trying to mate discovers sperm already stored in the female’s genital chamber he uses parts of his genitalia to dig out and discard his competitor’s sperm. […]

  • Snippets From Science

      • In dragonflies and some other insects, when several males mate with one female, there occurs a phenomenon known as “sperm competition.” For example, when a male dragonfly trying to mate discovers sperm already stored in the female’s genital chamber he uses parts of his genitalia to dig out and discard his competitor’s sperm. […]

  • Jeff Tweedy Coming to Door Community Auditorium

    Alt-country pioneer Jeff Tweedy, one of the most respected and influential songwriters of the last 20 years, is coming to the Door Community Auditorium July 8.

  • Jeff Tweedy Coming to Door Community Auditorium

    Alt-country pioneer Jeff Tweedy, one of the most respected and influential songwriters of the last 20 years, is coming to the Door Community Auditorium July 8.

  • By the Numbers

    19,587 Total housing units in Door County in 2000 23,966 Total housing units in Door County in 2010 7,759 Number of vacant housing units in 2000 11,418 Number

  • By the Numbers

    19,587 Total housing units in Door County in 2000 23,966 Total housing units in Door County in 2010 7,759 Number of vacant housing units in 2000 11,418 Number

  • Notes from the Grove

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government. • The town has received several responses to the post card that was sent in cooperation with the Top of the Thumb regarding locating or re-locating businesses in Liberty Grove.

  • Notes from the Grove

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government. • The town has received several responses to the post card that was sent in cooperation with the Top of the Thumb regarding locating or re-locating businesses in Liberty Grove.

  • An Outlook

    Every April, from the time when this month was first declared National Poetry Month, I have included at least one column featuring a poem, dating back to the days when I wrote for The Door Reminder.

  • An Outlook

    Every April, from the time when this month was first declared National Poetry Month, I have included at least one column featuring a poem, dating back to the days when I wrote for The Door Reminder.

  • Let’s Talk About Giving

    About a decade and a half ago, I had the opportunity to work with one of northeast Wisconsin’s great philanthropists. This was a man whose wealth was significant, but his collective generosity far exceeded what you would ever expect for a man of his means.

  • Let’s Talk About Giving

    About a decade and a half ago, I had the opportunity to work with one of northeast Wisconsin’s great philanthropists. This was a man whose wealth was significant, but his collective generosity far exceeded what you would ever expect for a man of his means.

  • Door Concert, Inc. Presents Burning River Brass

    Burning River Brass has been dazzling audiences since 1996 with “power and virtuosity,” “harmonious blend” and “consistently stirring performances.” Composed of 12 of the finest brass and percussion players in the country, Burning River Brass will bring their virtuosity and fire to the state at United Methodist Church as the final performance of the Door Concert, Inc.

  • Door Concert, Inc. Presents Burning River Brass

    Burning River Brass has been dazzling audiences since 1996 with “power and virtuosity,” “harmonious blend” and “consistently stirring performances.” Composed of 12 of the finest brass and percussion players in the country, Burning River Brass will bring their virtuosity and fire to the state at United Methodist Church as the final performance of the Door Concert, Inc.

  • Classical Recital Benefits National MS Society

    Lori Meyer, Mary Bell and Sue Raye Hughes will present a Classical Recital on Sunday, May 15 at the Sister Bay Moravian Church at 2:30 pm. The recital will feature Bell on flute, Meyer on cello, and Hughes on piano.

  • Classical Recital Benefits National MS Society

    Lori Meyer, Mary Bell and Sue Raye Hughes will present a Classical Recital on Sunday, May 15 at the Sister Bay Moravian Church at 2:30 pm. The recital will feature Bell on flute, Meyer on cello, and Hughes on piano.

  • Midsummer’s Music Presents Pro Arte Quaret to Door County

    Midsummer’s Music is proud to present the Pro Arte Quartet on Wednesday, May 11 at Ephraim Moravian Church at 7:30 pm. The legendary Pro Arte Quartet is the oldest continually active string quartet in the world.

  • Midsummer’s Music Presents Pro Arte Quaret to Door County

    Midsummer’s Music is proud to present the Pro Arte Quartet on Wednesday, May 11 at Ephraim Moravian Church at 7:30 pm. The legendary Pro Arte Quartet is the oldest continually active string quartet in the world.

  • American Folklore Theatre Announces 2011 Season

    American Folklore Theatre (AFT) has announced its 2011 season, which will run from June 15 until August 27 at the Amphitheatre in Peninsula State Park and move indoors to Door Community Auditorium from September 1 through October 16.

  • American Folklore Theatre Announces 2011 Season

    American Folklore Theatre (AFT) has announced its 2011 season, which will run from June 15 until August 27 at the Amphitheatre in Peninsula State Park and move indoors to Door Community Auditorium from September 1 through October 16.

  • Door Shakespeare Features Roaming Performances

    Door Shakespeare will present “Roaming Performances” of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Sundays and Tuesdays this season. The troupe will perform at Bjorklunden in Baileys Harbor, on an estate of over 400 acres of wooden trails and Lake Michigan shoreline.

  • Door Shakespeare Features Roaming Performances

    Door Shakespeare will present “Roaming Performances” of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on Sundays and Tuesdays this season. The troupe will perform at Bjorklunden in Baileys Harbor, on an estate of over 400 acres of wooden trails and Lake Michigan shoreline.

  • “Waiting for Lefty” Looks at Working Class

    Isadoora Theatre Company’s production of Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odetts will open on Friday, May 13 at the Ephraim Village Hall. Directed by Ross Dippel, the show will play May 13 – 15 and 19 – 22.

  • “Waiting for Lefty” Looks at Working Class

    Isadoora Theatre Company’s production of Waiting for Lefty by Clifford Odetts will open on Friday, May 13 at the Ephraim Village Hall. Directed by Ross Dippel, the show will play May 13 – 15 and 19 – 22.

  • The Ridges Sanctuary of Door County Hosts Spring Programs

    The Ridges Sanctuary of Baileys Harbor will host a variety of programs and activities throughout the month of May. Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, guided wildflower hikes will take place at the Logan Creek Property.

  • The Ridges Sanctuary of Door County Hosts Spring Programs

    The Ridges Sanctuary of Baileys Harbor will host a variety of programs and activities throughout the month of May. Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, guided wildflower hikes will take place at the Logan Creek Property.

  • Kayak Adventures of Door County to Contribute to Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event

    Kayaking Adventures Door County (KADC) will lend their knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff to the 3rd Annual Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event (WICKE) scheduled for June 17 – 19.

  • Kayak Adventures of Door County to Contribute to Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event

    Kayaking Adventures Door County (KADC) will lend their knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff to the 3rd Annual Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event (WICKE) scheduled for June 17 – 19.

  • Whitefish Dunes of Door County Hosts Various Events and Programs

    Whitefish Dunes State Park will feature a variety of upcoming events. Saturday, April 30 from 10 am – 2 pm, the park will host a Flower Fairy Event. Participants, who may arrive at any time, will discover native spring wildflowers found in Door County and create a fairy based on a real flower.

  • Whitefish Dunes of Door County Hosts Various Events and Programs

    Whitefish Dunes State Park will feature a variety of upcoming events. Saturday, April 30 from 10 am – 2 pm, the park will host a Flower Fairy Event. Participants, who may arrive at any time, will discover native spring wildflowers found in Door County and create a fairy based on a real flower.

  • The Ridges Sanctuary of Door County Seeks Park Memories

    The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor has invited Door County residents and visitors alike to participate in The Ridges Memories Project. The project will showcase a collection of stories, remembrances, and reflections that relate the cultural history of The Ridges, celebrating the natural beauty and spirit of the land and community.

  • The Ridges Sanctuary of Door County Seeks Park Memories

    The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor has invited Door County residents and visitors alike to participate in The Ridges Memories Project. The project will showcase a collection of stories, remembrances, and reflections that relate the cultural history of The Ridges, celebrating the natural beauty and spirit of the land and community.

  • Crossroads of Door County Hosts Various Programs

    Crossroads at Big Creek will continue offering programming and educational opportunities throughout April and May. Saturday, April 30 at 9 am the public is welcome to join volunteers from the Friends of Crossroads and Door County Historical Society in a variety of spring-cleaning activities as a part of the United Way Day of Caring.

  • Crossroads of Door County Hosts Various Programs

    Crossroads at Big Creek will continue offering programming and educational opportunities throughout April and May. Saturday, April 30 at 9 am the public is welcome to join volunteers from the Friends of Crossroads and Door County Historical Society in a variety of spring-cleaning activities as a part of the United Way Day of Caring.

  • Peninsula State Park of Door County Seeks Volunteers for Workday

    Join the Friends of Peninsula State Park on Saturday, April 30 any time between 10 am – 2 pm for a volunteer workday at the Nature Center. Raking, cleaning trail signs, dusting taxidermy mounts, cleaning bird feeders, and more are planned.

  • Peninsula State Park of Door County Seeks Volunteers for Workday

    Join the Friends of Peninsula State Park on Saturday, April 30 any time between 10 am – 2 pm for a volunteer workday at the Nature Center. Raking, cleaning trail signs, dusting taxidermy mounts, cleaning bird feeders, and more are planned.

  • Door County Master Gardeners’ Association Hosts Two Programs

    The Door County Master Gardeners’ Association will host two free public gardening programs in May. The programs will take place at the Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay beginning at 7 pm.

  • Door County Master Gardeners’ Association Hosts Two Programs

    The Door County Master Gardeners’ Association will host two free public gardening programs in May. The programs will take place at the Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay beginning at 7 pm.

  • Take to the Skies: EAA hosts Young Eagle Flight Rally at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport

    Saturday, May 21 area young people ages 8 to 17 will have a chance to take to the skies when the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 535 will host a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport.

  • Take to the Skies: EAA hosts Young Eagle Flight Rally at Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport

    Saturday, May 21 area young people ages 8 to 17 will have a chance to take to the skies when the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 535 will host a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport.

  • Overheards, Shout Outs, and More

    "So I'm holding this bloke's hand, while drinking, while he's making out with another girl."

  • Overheards, Shout Outs, and More

    "So I'm holding this bloke's hand, while drinking, while he's making out with another girl."

  • Article posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:35am

    Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Happy Birthday Taurus. Go ahead and celebrate – buy yourself that turquoise Ford Taurus you’ve always wanted.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:35am

    Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Happy Birthday Taurus. Go ahead and celebrate – buy yourself that turquoise Ford Taurus you’ve always wanted.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:34am

    Question: What is the highest temperature ever recorded in Wisconsin, what year was it recorded, and in what city?

  • Article posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:34am

    Question: What is the highest temperature ever recorded in Wisconsin, what year was it recorded, and in what city?

  • Congratulations to John Fairchild!

    This week our cherished server shows ingenuity and style. For there’s hard work and loyalty in his employment profile. He maintains town property, weeds the flower beds for show.

  • Congratulations to John Fairchild!

    This week our cherished server shows ingenuity and style. For there’s hard work and loyalty in his employment profile. He maintains town property, weeds the flower beds for show.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:29am

    Dear Mary Pat, Now that the snow has finally melted (I think), everything is starting to come alive outside. Daffodils and tulips are starting to pop up through the ground and the grass is slowly getting greener.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:29am

    Dear Mary Pat, Now that the snow has finally melted (I think), everything is starting to come alive outside. Daffodils and tulips are starting to pop up through the ground and the grass is slowly getting greener.

  • FRAMED

    Vanessa Bean and Catherine Larson, students at Gibraltar, helped clean up debris along the shorefront and park in the Village of Sister Bay in honor of Earth Day.

  • FRAMED

    Vanessa Bean and Catherine Larson, students at Gibraltar, helped clean up debris along the shorefront and park in the Village of Sister Bay in honor of Earth Day.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 315

    We who teach creative writing have been known to tell our students that there is no subject so common and ordinary that it can’t be addressed in a poem, and this one, by Michael McFee, who lives in North Carolina, is a good example of that.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 315

    We who teach creative writing have been known to tell our students that there is no subject so common and ordinary that it can’t be addressed in a poem, and this one, by Michael McFee, who lives in North Carolina, is a good example of that.

  • The Dickinson Poetry Series Combines Poetry and Music

    The musical duo of Bruce Dethlefsen and Bill Orth will perform as Obvious Dog on Wednesday, May 11 as a part of the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series.

  • The Dickinson Poetry Series Combines Poetry and Music

    The musical duo of Bruce Dethlefsen and Bill Orth will perform as Obvious Dog on Wednesday, May 11 as a part of the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series.

  • Author Brian Freeman Appears in Door County

    This issue’s featured excerpt comes from Brian Freeman’s newest suspense novel, The Bone House, featuring a Door County setting. In a review of his newest book, the Minneapolis Star Tribune called it “a scorching suspense novel."

  • Author Brian Freeman Appears in Door County

    This issue’s featured excerpt comes from Brian Freeman’s newest suspense novel, The Bone House, featuring a Door County setting. In a review of his newest book, the Minneapolis Star Tribune called it “a scorching suspense novel."

  • D.R. Baker Releases “American Supper”

    On March 8, 2011, D.R. Baker published his first collection of poetry, American Supper. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Baker has returned to Algoma where he established his own publishing company, Transtemporal Publishing, Ltd.

  • D.R. Baker Releases “American Supper”

    On March 8, 2011, D.R. Baker published his first collection of poetry, American Supper. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Baker has returned to Algoma where he established his own publishing company, Transtemporal Publishing, Ltd.

  • The Bone House

    Water pummeled Troy. Water was everywhere. The twenty-footer clawed into the waves, but beyond the top of the peninsula, the boat rocked like a toy in the ocean. The headwind bit at his exposed skin, and the sky gushed rain down as heavy as a waterfall.

  • The Bone House

    Water pummeled Troy. Water was everywhere. The twenty-footer clawed into the waves, but beyond the top of the peninsula, the boat rocked like a toy in the ocean. The headwind bit at his exposed skin, and the sky gushed rain down as heavy as a waterfall.

  • The Woods Signal the Promises of May

    Now that April, with its “on again, off again” nice weather, will come to an end in a day, it’s time to look at magnificent, magical May in all its natural wonders.

  • The Woods Signal the Promises of May

    Now that April, with its “on again, off again” nice weather, will come to an end in a day, it’s time to look at magnificent, magical May in all its natural wonders.

  • Clean Up Dali’s Heart

    “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.” Writing a senior thesis about the importance of international aid from non-governmental organizations in West Africa was no easy task. Also, graduating

  • Clean Up Dali’s Heart

    “If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.” Writing a senior thesis about the importance of international aid from non-governmental organizations in West Africa was no easy task. Also, graduating

  • TAP Features JET and Sweet Pepprika

    The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay will feature performances by JET and Sweet Pepprika this May. JET, featuring Eric Lewis, Tommy Burroughs and Jimmy Davis, will perform Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm.

  • TAP Features JET and Sweet Pepprika

    The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay will feature performances by JET and Sweet Pepprika this May. JET, featuring Eric Lewis, Tommy Burroughs and Jimmy Davis, will perform Wednesday, May 11 at 7:30 pm.

  • Memories of Mason Jennings

    Mason Jennings – his voice and his music – is a time and place in the life of Sally Slattery. I reached for his CD Century Spring at the Eau Claire Public Library when I was 17 for two reasons: (1) the cover displayed a tall, good-looking man (2) that tall, good-looking man held a guitar.

  • Memories of Mason Jennings

    Mason Jennings – his voice and his music – is a time and place in the life of Sally Slattery. I reached for his CD Century Spring at the Eau Claire Public Library when I was 17 for two reasons: (1) the cover displayed a tall, good-looking man (2) that tall, good-looking man held a guitar.

  • Egg Harbor Hosts “Girlfriends Great EGGscape”

    Egg Harbor's Girlfriends Great EGGscape, a women's getaway with an Egg Harbor twist, will take place from May 12 – 15. The weekend of recreation and/or relaxation will feature a wine and cheese tasting, classes, and activities.

  • Egg Harbor Hosts “Girlfriends Great EGGscape”

    Egg Harbor's Girlfriends Great EGGscape, a women's getaway with an Egg Harbor twist, will take place from May 12 – 15. The weekend of recreation and/or relaxation will feature a wine and cheese tasting, classes, and activities.

  • Baileys Harbor Town Hall Hosts T’ai Chi Ch’uan Seminar

    Master Wasentha Young will lead a weekend seminar of T’ai Chi Ch’uan at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall from May 6 – 8. Sponsored by Open Door Tae Kwon Do, Inc.

  • Baileys Harbor Town Hall Hosts T’ai Chi Ch’uan Seminar

    Master Wasentha Young will lead a weekend seminar of T’ai Chi Ch’uan at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall from May 6 – 8. Sponsored by Open Door Tae Kwon Do, Inc.

  • GHA Presents “Gibraltar Talks: Civil War Reflections”

    In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Gibraltar Historical Association has planned related events. The first “Gibraltar Talks: Civil War Reflections,” with presenter Joe Knaapen, will take place on May 9 at the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek at 7 pm.

  • GHA Presents “Gibraltar Talks: Civil War Reflections”

    In observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Gibraltar Historical Association has planned related events. The first “Gibraltar Talks: Civil War Reflections,” with presenter Joe Knaapen, will take place on May 9 at the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek at 7 pm.

  • Door County Folk Alliance Hosts Barn Dance

    The Door County Folk Alliance will sponsor a barn dance on Saturday, April 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sturgeon Bay from 7 – 9:30 pm. No experience or partners are necessary.

  • Door County Folk Alliance Hosts Barn Dance

    The Door County Folk Alliance will sponsor a barn dance on Saturday, April 30 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sturgeon Bay from 7 – 9:30 pm. No experience or partners are necessary.

  • Humor In A Box

    Is your family bored or are your friends ready to take a break from the party scene? Get them all smiling with the Game Of Things, a fun way to pass the time on a dreary Sunday or even a Saturday night.

  • Humor In A Box

    Is your family bored or are your friends ready to take a break from the party scene? Get them all smiling with the Game Of Things, a fun way to pass the time on a dreary Sunday or even a Saturday night.

  • Community Garden Plots Available

    The Sister Bay Community Garden has plots available for use this growing season. The garden is located at the Sister Bay Sports Complex by the long-term marina parking.

  • Community Garden Plots Available

    The Sister Bay Community Garden has plots available for use this growing season. The garden is located at the Sister Bay Sports Complex by the long-term marina parking.

  • Green Quote

    "The key to building a global economy that can sustain economic progress is creating a market that tells the ecological truth. We create this by restructuring the tax system: reducing taxes on work and raising those on carbon emissions and other environmentally destructive activities."

  • Green Quote

    "The key to building a global economy that can sustain economic progress is creating a market that tells the ecological truth. We create this by restructuring the tax system: reducing taxes on work and raising those on carbon emissions and other environmentally destructive activities."

  • Green Facts

    21: Million tons, the decline in paper consumption in the United States since 2000

  • Green Facts

    21: Million tons, the decline in paper consumption in the United States since 2000

  • Door to Door Local Harvest C.S.A. Switches Hands

    Door to Door Local Harvest C.S.A., opened by Corrine Lea in 2009 in Northern Door, has recently changed hands. The Laurent family, Matthew and Tonya and their four children, purchased Door to Door and plans to run it with the same motto: “Local food delivered to your door."

  • Door to Door Local Harvest C.S.A. Switches Hands

    Door to Door Local Harvest C.S.A., opened by Corrine Lea in 2009 in Northern Door, has recently changed hands. The Laurent family, Matthew and Tonya and their four children, purchased Door to Door and plans to run it with the same motto: “Local food delivered to your door."

  • Q &A – Questions and Artists – Jim Leatham

    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.

  • Q &A – Questions and Artists – Jim Leatham

    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.

  • Woodwalk Gallery Opens 17th Season

    Woodwalk Gallery will open their 2011 season on Friday, May 6. They will then be open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. The gallery complex features a historic barn, labyrinth, sculpture field and events center.

  • Woodwalk Gallery Opens 17th Season

    Woodwalk Gallery will open their 2011 season on Friday, May 6. They will then be open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. The gallery complex features a historic barn, labyrinth, sculpture field and events center.

  • Sturgeon Bay Hosts 2011 Spring Art Studio Crawl

    Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15 the 2011 Spring Art Studio Crawl will take place in Sturgeon Bay. From 6 – 8 pm on Friday, attendees will enjoy a preview wine and cheese reception in the first-floor gallery of the Fairfield Building, located at the corner of Michigan & Third Avenue.

  • Sturgeon Bay Hosts 2011 Spring Art Studio Crawl

    Friday, May 13 to Sunday, May 15 the 2011 Spring Art Studio Crawl will take place in Sturgeon Bay. From 6 – 8 pm on Friday, attendees will enjoy a preview wine and cheese reception in the first-floor gallery of the Fairfield Building, located at the corner of Michigan & Third Avenue.

  • Door County Potters’ Guild Gallery Tours

    The Door County Potters' Guild will host their annual self-guided tour Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 from 10 am to 5 pm. Seven of the eight potters of the guild will open their studios and galleries for demonstrations, refreshments, and a sneak peak at the newest pieces of pottery for 2011.

  • Door County Potters’ Guild Gallery Tours

    The Door County Potters' Guild will host their annual self-guided tour Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8 from 10 am to 5 pm. Seven of the eight potters of the guild will open their studios and galleries for demonstrations, refreshments, and a sneak peak at the newest pieces of pottery for 2011.

  • Open Call for Artists

    The Hardy Gallery announced that canvases for the 2011 Community Mosaic Project are available. The project is an innovative community art project involving the creation of 300-plus small works of art in nearly every medium imaginable.

  • Open Call for Artists

    The Hardy Gallery announced that canvases for the 2011 Community Mosaic Project are available. The project is an innovative community art project involving the creation of 300-plus small works of art in nearly every medium imaginable.

  • Hardy Gallery Announces Gallery Opening and Wall-to-Wall Salon Exhibit

    Ephraim’s Hardy Gallery on Anderson Dock will begin the 2011 season with its annual Wall-to-Wall Salon, scheduled for May 15 – 19. The annual season kick-off event for the exhibit will take place Saturday, May 14 from 5:30 – 7 pm.

  • Hardy Gallery Announces Gallery Opening and Wall-to-Wall Salon Exhibit

    Ephraim’s Hardy Gallery on Anderson Dock will begin the 2011 season with its annual Wall-to-Wall Salon, scheduled for May 15 – 19. The annual season kick-off event for the exhibit will take place Saturday, May 14 from 5:30 – 7 pm.

  • The Hereafter Now: A Digital Vault for Storing Memories

    “When I first came up with the idea seven or eight years ago,” said Leif Erickson, “I started with my grandfather’s pictures of Horseshoe Bay Farms.” Among them was a black and white 16-mm home movie documenting the 1931 burial of Chief Kahquados (last hereditary chief of the Potawatomi nation) near the memorial totem-type pole in Peninsula Park, footage that included the ceremony, the audience, and the automobiles.

  • The Hereafter Now: A Digital Vault for Storing Memories

    “When I first came up with the idea seven or eight years ago,” said Leif Erickson, “I started with my grandfather’s pictures of Horseshoe Bay Farms.” Among them was a black and white 16-mm home movie documenting the 1931 burial of Chief Kahquados (last hereditary chief of the Potawatomi nation) near the memorial totem-type pole in Peninsula Park, footage that included the ceremony, the audience, and the automobiles.

  • Flying Pig Welcomes Gregg Rochester to Roster of Artists

    Inspired by the American Midwestern and Southwestern countryside, Gregg Rochester’s contemplative work seeks to stir the natural spirituality and grace of the land and the animals closest to it.

  • Flying Pig Welcomes Gregg Rochester to Roster of Artists

    Inspired by the American Midwestern and Southwestern countryside, Gregg Rochester’s contemplative work seeks to stir the natural spirituality and grace of the land and the animals closest to it.

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery Opens for 2011 Season

    Fine Line Designs Gallery of Ephraim will open for the 2011 season Friday, May 6. Gallery hours will be 10 am – 5 pm through May. June through October, the gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm and 10 am – 5pm on Sundays.

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery Opens for 2011 Season

    Fine Line Designs Gallery of Ephraim will open for the 2011 season Friday, May 6. Gallery hours will be 10 am – 5 pm through May. June through October, the gallery will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm and 10 am – 5pm on Sundays.

  • Edgewood Orchard’s 43rd Season Opens with “Nature’s Glory”

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will celebrate the beginning of its 43rd season on Saturday, May 7 with a group show entitled “Nature’s Glory,” along with a show of paintings by Judi Ekholm and jewelry designs by Marcia McDonough.

  • Edgewood Orchard’s 43rd Season Opens with “Nature’s Glory”

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will celebrate the beginning of its 43rd season on Saturday, May 7 with a group show entitled “Nature’s Glory,” along with a show of paintings by Judi Ekholm and jewelry designs by Marcia McDonough.

  • Underwater Shipwreck Photography Exhibit Opens at DCMM

    The photography exhibit “Ghost Ships of the Wisconsin Schooner Coast” will open at the Door County Maritime Museum’s Reddin Bridge Room on Saturday, April 30.

  • Underwater Shipwreck Photography Exhibit Opens at DCMM

    The photography exhibit “Ghost Ships of the Wisconsin Schooner Coast” will open at the Door County Maritime Museum’s Reddin Bridge Room on Saturday, April 30.

  • Art League Makes Donation to Support Art Education

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) presented each high school art instructor a check for $100 at the Miller Art Museum’s opening for the 37th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art Exhibit on Monday, April 25.

  • Art League Makes Donation to Support Art Education

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) presented each high school art instructor a check for $100 at the Miller Art Museum’s opening for the 37th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art Exhibit on Monday, April 25.

  • Jacksonport Craft Cottage Introduces Barn Star

    To celebrate 27 years in business the Jacksonport Craft Cottage is creating a Star Spin decorative "barn star" for the front of their building. The Star Spin has been the shop’s most popular quilt to date.

  • Jacksonport Craft Cottage Introduces Barn Star

    To celebrate 27 years in business the Jacksonport Craft Cottage is creating a Star Spin decorative "barn star" for the front of their building. The Star Spin has been the shop’s most popular quilt to date.

  • Charlene’s Gallery Ten Opens the 2011 Season on May 7

    For many years Rockford native Norm Knott has been a featured artist at Charlene’s Gallery Ten in Gills Rock, and this year, as the gallery opens for the 2011 season on May 7, it will have a new centerpiece room on the first floor dedicated to showcasing Knott’s Buddha and his art derived from natural objects.

  • Charlene’s Gallery Ten Opens the 2011 Season on May 7

    For many years Rockford native Norm Knott has been a featured artist at Charlene’s Gallery Ten in Gills Rock, and this year, as the gallery opens for the 2011 season on May 7, it will have a new centerpiece room on the first floor dedicated to showcasing Knott’s Buddha and his art derived from natural objects.

  • Door County YMCA Hosts Blossom Run

    The Door County YMCA’s 18th Annual Blossom Run will take place Saturday, April 30 at Dock Park in Egg Harbor. This family-oriented event will include a 5-mile run, a 2-mile run/walk and a 1-mile youth run.

  • Door County YMCA Hosts Blossom Run

    The Door County YMCA’s 18th Annual Blossom Run will take place Saturday, April 30 at Dock Park in Egg Harbor. This family-oriented event will include a 5-mile run, a 2-mile run/walk and a 1-mile youth run.

  • High School Sports Schedule

    SEVASTOPOL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS • Baseball May 2 @ Gibraltar, 4:30 pm May 3 @ Reedsville, 4:30 pm May 5 @ Sturgeon Bay, 4:30 pm May 7 vs. Coleman, noon May 9 vs. Southern Door, 4:30 pm May 12 vs. Algoma, 4:30 pm May 14 @ Peshtigo Tournament, 9 am • Softball May 2 @ […]

  • High School Sports Schedule

    SEVASTOPOL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS • Baseball May 2 @ Gibraltar, 4:30 pm May 3 @ Reedsville, 4:30 pm May 5 @ Sturgeon Bay, 4:30 pm May 7 vs. Coleman, noon May 9 vs. Southern Door, 4:30 pm May 12 vs. Algoma, 4:30 pm May 14 @ Peshtigo Tournament, 9 am • Softball May 2 @ […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball Association Seeks Teams

    The Northern Door Volleyball Association is looking for teams to join in the Summer Volleyball League on the County A courts! Each summer, teams join on Wednesday nights for friendly competition under the Door County stars.

  • Northern Door Volleyball Association Seeks Teams

    The Northern Door Volleyball Association is looking for teams to join in the Summer Volleyball League on the County A courts! Each summer, teams join on Wednesday nights for friendly competition under the Door County stars.

  • Orchard Country Sponsors Sohm in Half Marathon

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market is sponsoring their public relations assistant, Kendra Sohm, in the Door County Half Marathon on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

  • Orchard Country Sponsors Sohm in Half Marathon

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market is sponsoring their public relations assistant, Kendra Sohm, in the Door County Half Marathon on Saturday, May 7, 2011.

  • Door County Half Marathon Seeks Volunteers

    The Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k are looking for volunteers to help prepare for the 4th annual race May 7, 2011. Volunteers are needed to help assemble runner’s packets for the more than 2,000 participants signed up for the race.

  • Door County Half Marathon Seeks Volunteers

    The Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k are looking for volunteers to help prepare for the 4th annual race May 7, 2011. Volunteers are needed to help assemble runner’s packets for the more than 2,000 participants signed up for the race.

  • Gibraltar 7th Grade Girls Competed in State Invitational

    The Gibraltar 7th grade Girls Basketball Team participated in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in Wausau, Schofield/Weston and Marathon, Wisconsin, on April 9 and 10, 2011.

  • Gibraltar 7th Grade Girls Competed in State Invitational

    The Gibraltar 7th grade Girls Basketball Team participated in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament in Wausau, Schofield/Weston and Marathon, Wisconsin, on April 9 and 10, 2011.

  • United Way of Door County Sponsors “Day of Caring”

    • Saturday, April 30 will be the 15th Annual “Day of Caring,” sponsored by the United Way of Door County. During the event Door County residents can donate their time to provide support to non-profit organizations such as the Kimberley House, Sunshine House, The Historical Village at Crossroads and JAK’s Place.

  • United Way of Door County Sponsors “Day of Caring”

    • Saturday, April 30 will be the 15th Annual “Day of Caring,” sponsored by the United Way of Door County. During the event Door County residents can donate their time to provide support to non-profit organizations such as the Kimberley House, Sunshine House, The Historical Village at Crossroads and JAK’s Place.

  • Sister Bay Hosts Successful Egg Hunt

    More than 200 children and parents attended the 2011 Sister Bay Egg Hunt held in Waterfront Park in Sister Bay. The hunt was divided by age groups, from toddlers to high school students.

  • Sister Bay Hosts Successful Egg Hunt

    More than 200 children and parents attended the 2011 Sister Bay Egg Hunt held in Waterfront Park in Sister Bay. The hunt was divided by age groups, from toddlers to high school students.

  • Sturgeon Bay Team are Destination Imagination State Champions

    The O’Handley/Stevenson Team are the Destination Imagination State Champions. The team, comprised of 5th graders from Sturgeon Bay Sunrise Elementary, are moving on to the Global DI competition in Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of May.

  • Sturgeon Bay Team are Destination Imagination State Champions

    The O’Handley/Stevenson Team are the Destination Imagination State Champions. The team, comprised of 5th graders from Sturgeon Bay Sunrise Elementary, are moving on to the Global DI competition in Knoxville, Tennessee at the end of May.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is offering $10 off the adoption fee for cats who came to the shelter in 2010. Of the 92 cats at the DCHS, 40 came in last year.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is offering $10 off the adoption fee for cats who came to the shelter in 2010. Of the 92 cats at the DCHS, 40 came in last year.

  • Wellness Center of Door County Announces Katie Schnorr as Director of Development

    • The Wellness Center of Door County is pleased to announce the addition of Katie Schnorr as its Director of Development. This new organizational role will encompass fundraising, grant writing, volunteer cultivation and recognition, and creating/maintaining connections with individuals, businesses and foundations in the Door County community and beyond.

  • Wellness Center of Door County Announces Katie Schnorr as Director of Development

    • The Wellness Center of Door County is pleased to announce the addition of Katie Schnorr as its Director of Development. This new organizational role will encompass fundraising, grant writing, volunteer cultivation and recognition, and creating/maintaining connections with individuals, businesses and foundations in the Door County community and beyond.

  • Alone on a Rainy Day

    It's a melancholy day, / dim and dreary. / Rain falls steadily, / ringlets in puddles of water.

  • Alone on a Rainy Day

    It's a melancholy day, / dim and dreary. / Rain falls steadily, / ringlets in puddles of water.

  • 3rd Annual Door County Bike Summit Schedule of Events

    Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21: Trail building and riding opportunities, socialize with silent sports enthusiasts and presentations by industry leaders.

  • 3rd Annual Door County Bike Summit Schedule of Events

    Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21: Trail building and riding opportunities, socialize with silent sports enthusiasts and presentations by industry leaders.

  • County’s Most Famous Roof Gets a Facelift

    The famous grass on the roof of Al Johnson’s is coming off – temporarily. After 38 years, the roof has sprung a few leaks and needs replacing, but as co-owner Rolf Johnson discovered, this isn’t your normal roofing job.

  • County’s Most Famous Roof Gets a Facelift

    The famous grass on the roof of Al Johnson’s is coming off – temporarily. After 38 years, the roof has sprung a few leaks and needs replacing, but as co-owner Rolf Johnson discovered, this isn’t your normal roofing job.

  • Visitor Spending Up 1 Percent in 2010

    In spite of the still sputtering national economy, tourism spending in Door County held steady in 2010, according to the state’s annual economic impact survey.

  • Visitor Spending Up 1 Percent in 2010

    In spite of the still sputtering national economy, tourism spending in Door County held steady in 2010, according to the state’s annual economic impact survey.

  • Cherries Powering One Half Marathoner’s Training

    Tart cherries are helping one runner train for the Door County Half Marathon. Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market is sponsoring its public relations assistant Kendra Sohm in the May 7, 2011 race.

  • Cherries Powering One Half Marathoner’s Training

    Tart cherries are helping one runner train for the Door County Half Marathon. Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market is sponsoring its public relations assistant Kendra Sohm in the May 7, 2011 race.

  • Running For Door-Tran: John Herlache

    Retired surgeon John Herlache is gearing up to 'Run for a Cause' in this year's Nicolet Bay 5K. The the Run For A Cause program offers runners a free entry into the race once $250 has been raised for their chosen local non-profit, Herlache was been motivated by a different reason - to help improve the community through transportation.

  • Running For Door-Tran: John Herlache

    Retired surgeon John Herlache is gearing up to 'Run for a Cause' in this year's Nicolet Bay 5K. The the Run For A Cause program offers runners a free entry into the race once $250 has been raised for their chosen local non-profit, Herlache was been motivated by a different reason - to help improve the community through transportation.

  • Go Run & Recycle Program Continues at Door County Half Marathon

    The Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K has partnered with Going Garbage & Recycling to collect old running shoes in the Go Run and Recycle program.

  • Go Run & Recycle Program Continues at Door County Half Marathon

    The Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5K has partnered with Going Garbage & Recycling to collect old running shoes in the Go Run and Recycle program.

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  • RePulse: Table of Contents

    Inside the RePulse

  • RePulse: Table of Contents

    Inside the RePulse

  • RePulse: Ask A Fish Creek Party Legend

    In each issue, we get solutions to the state’s biggest problems from a Fish Creek Party Legend.

  • RePulse: Ask A Fish Creek Party Legend

    In each issue, we get solutions to the state’s biggest problems from a Fish Creek Party Legend.

  • RePulse: Invisible Fish Creek Man Not Actually Invisible

    A 47 year-old Fish Creek man was shocked by friends Tuesday when they broke the news to him that he’s not invisible. Since he was 15, Jason Swarthson believed he had the ability to cloak himself with invisibility after watching the 1992 movie Memoirs of an Invisible Man.

  • RePulse: Invisible Fish Creek Man Not Actually Invisible

    A 47 year-old Fish Creek man was shocked by friends Tuesday when they broke the news to him that he’s not invisible. Since he was 15, Jason Swarthson believed he had the ability to cloak himself with invisibility after watching the 1992 movie Memoirs of an Invisible Man.

  • RePulse: Sister Bay Welcomes Young Couple

    Sister Bay, Wisconsin’s oldest community, welcomed a new young couple to the community Saturday. The Kroenkes recently moved to Sister Bay from Iowa, where John, 58, and Sarah, 61, were professors at Drake University.

  • RePulse: Sister Bay Welcomes Young Couple

    Sister Bay, Wisconsin’s oldest community, welcomed a new young couple to the community Saturday. The Kroenkes recently moved to Sister Bay from Iowa, where John, 58, and Sarah, 61, were professors at Drake University.

  • RePulse: Door County News Briefs

    Coffee Shop Hipster Thinks He’s Better Than You EPHRAIM, WI—Area hipster Nicholas Easton, whose tussled blond hair, disarming sense of humor, and nonconformist worldview are all completely ironic, totally thinks he’s better than you are.

  • RePulse: Door County News Briefs

    Coffee Shop Hipster Thinks He’s Better Than You EPHRAIM, WI—Area hipster Nicholas Easton, whose tussled blond hair, disarming sense of humor, and nonconformist worldview are all completely ironic, totally thinks he’s better than you are.

  • RePulse: Governor Leases Peninsula State Park for $1.1 Billion

    EPHRAIM, WI — At a press conference Monday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced an agreement to lease Peninsula State Park to a New York-based fund in a 99-year, $1.1 billion deal. The lease is aimed at helping to close the state’s projected $3.6 billion budget deficit for 2012-13. Luxury-Tech LLC, an infrastructure investment fund managed […]

  • RePulse: Governor Leases Peninsula State Park for $1.1 Billion

    EPHRAIM, WI — At a press conference Monday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced an agreement to lease Peninsula State Park to a New York-based fund in a 99-year, $1.1 billion deal. The lease is aimed at helping to close the state’s projected $3.6 billion budget deficit for 2012-13. Luxury-Tech LLC, an infrastructure investment fund managed […]