Volume 18 Issue 09 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Chloe

    I could spend my life writing about dogs, on the principle that humanity would not and could not exist without dogs as our co-author, benefactor and companion.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • The Wisconsin Bike Fed is working with Door County to produce the Door County Bicycle, Pedestrian & Recreational Facilities Plan. A series of three public informational meetings will be held over the year to present information to the public and to solicit input on the plan.

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • The Gibraltar Board of Education unanimously approved a contract for Tina Van Meer to serve as the Superintendent/Elementary Principal for the 2012-14 school years at their April 30 meeting.

  • Liberty Grove Campground Proposal Being Revised

    Pat Hockers is re-working his plans for a campground in Liberty Grove on County Road ZZ, about three and a half miles east of Sister Bay. In March, Hockers proposed a campground of up to 400 sites on the property where he owns a gravel pit and excavating operation on the west side of County Highway ZZ, near Appleport Road, but he has since scaled back his plans.

  • Passing the Hat

    When Scandia Village opened its doors in 1981, it was able to do so only because the Door County community championed the idea. The first funds for the assisted living facility were raised in the middle of a cherry orchard, where founders met to pass a hat around and give whatever change they had in their pockets.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:03am

    Dear Mary Pat, I come up to Door County several times a year with my friend who has a house in Sister Bay. We were up over the couple of days in April and the first couple in May.


    Sheridan Ash (left) and Sadie Nelson (right), both 7th graders at Gibraltar Middle School, participated in the Regional National History Day competition at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:58am

    Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Your spotting of pennies along the sidewalk will equal a dime a dozen next month. Prepare to boost your savings account one cent at a time in preparation for that surgery you’ve always wanted.

  • Sister Bay Considers Burying Power Lines

    Is improving village aesthetics worth another substantial municipal investment in Sister Bay? That’s the question the village board will soon face. Trustees will gauge public opinion at an informational hearing May 22.

  • Overheards, Shout Outs, & Pet Peeves

    “I’m sitting at a table of empowered women and I like it.”

  • Answers from Your Elected Officials

    After a long stint observing county government, Susan Kohout recently became one of five new additions to the Door County Board of Supervisors. I sat down with the mother of two and retired special education teacher to discuss what she plans to do now that she’s been elected.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:54am

    Question: What does the word trillium mean?

  • Congratulations to Carla Lang!

    Remember the old line ‘bout rain nor sleet nor snow? It’d take more than that to put a crimp in Carla’s show. You’ll find her in the AM sorting mail no doubt, then off to the road, just 76 miles on her route.

  • Empty

    At first it was as if / you just stepped away. Everything as always: / framed family photos / lining packed bookshelves, / teapot filled for another sip

  • Cedarwild Resort

    Eleven run-down cabins / on two good walleye lakes, / the resort owner tells fishing folk.

  • Door County Poets’ Retreat Redux

    “The retreat reminded me that I am a poet,” said Appleton writer Barb Germiat, “and that I want to focus my efforts more on poetry and be a poet every day again.

  • A Word About Writing

    "Writing is thinking."

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 352

    Here’s a moving poem about parenthood, about finding one’s self to be an adult but still trying to care for the child within. Mark Jarman teaches at Vanderbilt University.

  • High School Athletic Schedules

    Gibraltar and Sevastopol Spring Sports Schedules

  • Foursomes Needed for Fourth Pink Classic

    The fourth annual Pink Classic Golf Tournament takes place on June 3 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Course. Foursomes are needed to play in the tournament, which raises funds to support breast cancer detection.

  • YMCA Awards Black Belts

    On April 14, students at the Northern Door YMCA recently tested to black belt level.

  • From Spectator to Sponsor to Performer

    Fred Young aka Tireless Fred Young of Sturgeon Bay has picked up a new hobby in the last few years, well a few hobbies…and a recording studio above his garage.

  • Door County YMCA Scramble Set for July 30

    The Door County YMCA announced the “Door County YMCA Scramble,” presented by the Neighborhood Pub & Grill, will take place on July 30 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club.

  • The Sounds of Summer are Coming!

    This year marks half a decade since the first release of the Peninsula Pulse’s Summer Music Preview. Each year we highlight the peninsula’s music scene by releasing a poster with an extensive list of live music and performances June through September.

  • Door County Triathlon Sold Out in Record Time

    The July 21, 2012 Door County Sprint Triathlon reached its 1,000 participant capacity on April 28, just four months after registration opened. The July 22 Half Iron Triathlon sold out to 1,000 participants in just under 50 days in mid-February.

  • Blossom Run Returns to Egg Harbor

    The Door County YMCA is hosting two running events on May 12. The 19th Annual Blossom Run and the relay for LiveSTRONG at the YMCA both take place at Dock Park in Egg Harbor.

  • Isadoora Theatre Presents “Circle Mirror Transformation”

    It’s not everyday that you see a play as touching and profound as it is funny. Circle Mirror Transformation unravels the lives of four people with seemingly nothing in common.

  • Dude…Let’s Go Bowling

    Some days you just need to hurl something heavy at something else that making a satisfying sound when struck. While a sledgehammer and a malfunctioning fax machine is very cathartic, only bowling satisfies that need while looking graceful.

  • State Department of Tourism Statistics Released

    Tourism spending in Door County increased again last year, but not by much. According to a report issued by the state’s Department of Tourism, visitors to the peninsula spent $271.2 million in 2011, which is a 1.6 percent increase from the $266.9 million spent in 2010.

  • Flying High

    For many children, their first airplane ride can be an inspiration; or at least, that’s what the Friends of Ephraim/Gibraltar Airport are hoping. That’s why on May 19 the airport will host EAA Young Eagles Aviation Day, encouraging kids to learn about and take their first steps in the field of aviation.

  • Committee Appointments and a Proposed Amendment

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government. • Committee appointments have been made as follows: Mike Bahrke, Pat Hockers and Mike Walker have been appointed to the expanded Highway Committee.

  • Article posted Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:26pm

    2.27 million, the number of jobs lost in the construction industry from 2008 to 2011

  • Resurrected Plants and Sexy-scented Fruit Flies

    • Burmese Pythons, which are devastating the Southern Florida/Everglades ecosystem, average about 20 feet in length. Raccoons, opossums, rabbits, and bobcats are disappearing as the population of pythons continues to soar.

  • Challenges Facing Advanced Medical Directives

    Too often conversations about an advanced medical directives get bogged down in discussions of treatments and procedures rather than patient goals, such as avoiding life on a ventilator in a nursing home rather than going home and being able to live reasonably well.

  • Get Hooked

    I walked into Patsy Weich’s cozy Ephraim home, which doubles as a working studio, one blustery spring afternoon. Weich, an energetic and totally huggable grandma, greeted me with gusto.

  • A Couple of Curries to Spice up Spring

    On arriving back from my second trip to Asia, I decided it was time to try experimenting with curry in the home kitchen. With a little more time to spend recipe hunting and cooking before the season kicks into gear, I came up with these two recipes for different kinds of curry.

  • Fast Facts

    • 16 pounds of wheat and up to 2,500 gallons of water are necessary to produce one pound of grain-fed beef. • About 260 million acres of forests in the U.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    A traumatic event – which threatens our lives, our safety or our personal integrity – can affect us profoundly. “Most people think that ‘trauma’ refers to physical trauma that occurs as a result of a car accident or assault,” said Ursula Bunnell-Timreck, Executive Director of HELP of Door County, Inc.

  • USDA Now Accepting Community Connect Broadband Applications

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that USDA is accepting applications through the Community Connect Broadband program for grants to provide broadband service to residents of remote, rural communities.

  • Unity Releases 2011 Annual Report

    Unity, leaders in hospice and palliative care, recently issued Tribute, their annual report to the community summarizing the organization’s care provided to patients and families in 2011.

  • WWII Veterns Celebrated at Operation Greatest Generation

    World War II Veterans were recognized and celebrated at Operation Greatest Generation in Green Bay on May 4. Attendees had the opportunity to tour General Eisenhower's European command train, view exhibits at the National Railroad Museum, see re-enactments and a 132nd Army Band performance.

  • Schultz Named to RIT’s Dean’s List

    Taylor Schultz of Fish Creek was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 quarters at Rochester Institute of Technology, earning 4.0 GPA.

  • “Lunch & Learn” Series at Staudenmaier Chiropractic Wellness Center, SC

    The Staudenmaier Chiropractic Wellness Center, SC will host “Reading Your Labels on Your Bath & Body Products.” Karen Ciesar of Trillium Organics and Dr.

  • “Spring Fling” at Stella Maris Church

    Stella Maris Catholic church will hold their annual “Spring Fling” dinner party on May 23 at their Sister Bay church site. The doors will open at 4 pm; beef pot roast and chicken will be served from 4:30 – 8:00 pm.

  • Sevastopol Schools Help Local Organizations for Earth Day

    On April 25, Sevastopol Middle and High School students celebrated Earth Day by assisting local organizations with spring clean up. Students were divided into groups and transported to locations such as Whitefish Dunes State Park, Ridges Sanctuary, Sevastopol School’s Ecological Reserve, Crossroads At Big Creek, Potawatomi Park, Sugar Creek, Sevastopol Town Park, and the Sevastopol School Amphitheatre and Nature Trails.

  • Sister Bay Centennial Celebration’s Beard-Growing Contest

    The Sister Bay Centennial Committee reminds all beard growers not to shave winter beards off yet. The beard-growing contest for the Sister Bay Centennial Celebration will be held June 9.

  • Area Churches Hold Mother’s Day Rose Sale

    Area churches will hold a Mother’s Day Rose Sale on May 12 and 13. Long stemmed red and white roses will be available after services on Saturday and Sunday.

  • The Wellness Center Offers Free Classes for National Women’s Health Week

    The Wellness Center of Door County will offer free classes to women and men during National Women’s Health Week, May 14 – 19. Classes include yoga, zumba, belly dance, and Qi Gong, a healing art form of gentle movement that promotes relaxation.

  • 10th Annual Golden Heart Award Recipients Announced

    On April 26, The Volunteer Center of Door County held the 10th Annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration, "Volunteers – Growing our Community.” Over 300 guests attended to celebrate volunteer efforts throughout Door County.

  • USPS Announces Dog Bite Prevention Week

    The United States Postal Service announces Dog Bite Prevention Week from May 19 – 25. Last year in the Lakeland District, encompassing all Door County Post Offices, there were 180 dog bite incidents.

  • Gibraltar Business Club Supports Door CANcer

    The Gibraltar Business Club hosted two Miracle Minutes and raised $400 for Door CANcer. Last winter, fans at basketball games filled the hats with donations during the halftime Miracle Minute.

  • Upcoming Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fundraiser

    Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County announce a fundraiser to benefit their programming. A rummage sale/bake sale is planned for May 18 from 3 – 7:30 pm and May 19 from 8 am – 1 pm.

  • Carroll House Hosts Pancake and Porkie Breakfast

    The Carroll House in Sister Bay will host a Waffle, Pancake and Porkie Breakfast to benefit Northern Door Children Center (NDCC) on May 19 from 7 am – noon.

  • Gibraltar Middle School Student Council Celebrates Earth Day

    The Gibraltar Middle School Student Council picked up trash in honor of Earth Day on April 30. Their focus area was the border between Peninsula State Park and the Gibraltar school property.

  • Draft Haus Hosts Pampering & Practicalities Event

    Pampering & Practicalities, Evening for Women is a charity event on May 11 benefiting the Family Centers of Door County. Offering practical information about health and wellness and a little pampering, interactive exhibitor booths feature massage, skin care and shopping opportunities.

  • Door County Featured on “Discover Wisconsin”

    Door County was recently featured on an episode of Discover Wisconsin. The motorcycle themed episode took viewers on a statewide bike tour. The Door County segment included stops at a fish boil, a trip on the ferry to Washington Island and a stop at the Wisconsin Motorcycle Memorial.

  • Door County’s Commercial Fishermen Revive Community Whitefish Dinner

    After a brief hiatus, Door County's Commercial Fishermen will revive their annual community event on May 22 at the Mink River Basin from 4 – 8 pm. The fishermen wish to share their resources with local people who support their efforts.

  • United Way Holds “Day of Caring”

    United Way of Door County will hold their 15th annual "Day of Caring" to support non-profit organizations on May 12. Projects include painting interiors, raking playgrounds, washing buses and more.

  • Volunteers Needed for Spring Spruce Up

    The Corner of the Past in Sister Bay is looking for volunteers for their Spring Spruce Up on May 14 at 9 am. Tasks include sweeping, dusting, removal of winter covers and rearrangement of display materials the museum’s buildings.

  • Community Healthy Living Fair at YMCA

    The YMCA and the Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry will host a community healthy living fair on May 16 from 10 am – 1 pm at the Fish Creek YMCA.

  • Baileys Birders Announcements

    Baileys Birders announce Bird City flags are flying on the north and south Baileys Harbor entrance signs on Highway 57. Four Bird City signs are also strategically placed to prepare Baileys Harbor for International Migratory Bird Day festivities and Baileys Harbor's formal declaration as Bird City Wisconsin on May 18.

  • Mark Murphy Added to Boys & Girls Club Celebrity Golf Outing

    Mark Murphy was recently added to the list of celebrities to play in Boys & Girls Club Celebrity Golf Outing on June 12. “We are thrilled to have Mark Murphy added to the list of celebrity players who are supporting our efforts to ensure that Door County kids have a Boys & Girls Club in their community,” said Dave Resch, co-chair of the event.

  • Fredrickson and Glasheen Awarded Bordui Award Scholarships

    Rebecca Fredrickson and Katiee Glasheen, seniors at Sturgeon Bay High School (SBHS), were named winners of the 2012 Bordui Foundation scholarship competition.

  • Open Door Youth Services Facilitate Teen Dating Violence Curriculum

    Open Door Youth Services used their Women’s Fund grant to partner with HELP of Door County, Inc. for the purpose of facilitating healthy relationship groups in area schools.

  • Local Restaurants to Participate in Red Cross’s Dine for Disaster

    Three local restaurants will participate in the Red Cross’s Dine for Disaster event on May 17. The participating restaurants are the Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub, the White Gull Inn of Fish Creek and Joe Jo’s Pizza and Gelato of Ephraim.

  • Dwindling Tart Cherry Crop

    Tart cherry bloom was earlier than normal this year; and unlike other years, this season’s bloom is not promising a bountiful harvest. Unseasonably warm temperatures left tree fruit buds so advanced that in late March trees were damaged when exposed to a wind freeze.

  • Rossman and Szczepanski Recognized at Thrivent Financial Conference

    Grace Rossman, CFP®, ChFC, CLU, Financial Associate, and Jacqueline Szczepanski, Financial Associate, with The Door County Team of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, have qualified for the organization’s Sierra level for 2011 for sales and service.

  • Orchard Country Winery Releases 5th Door County Lighthouse Wine Series

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market announced a release event for their 5th Door County Lighthouse wine series featuring the Old Baileys Harbor Light.

  • Liberty Square Re-opening on May 16

    Liberty Square in Egg Harbor will re-open for the 2012 season on May 16. Liberty Square is home to The Bistro Bar and Grille, featuring classic American food, and Galileo’s Restaurant, specializing in Italian food.

  • Cellcom Launches 4G LTE Nework

    Cellcom recently launched its 4G LTE network in seven areas of Northeast and Central Wisconsin. “The wireless landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years with data use skyrocketing in the form of applications, mobile web visits, streaming music and video downloads.

  • Anni Lampert, New Hire at LDC

    Leadership Door County (LDC) Board President Joe Jarosh announced hiring Anni Lampert as the organization’s program coordinator at a recent board of directors meeting.

  • Farm Service Agency’s May Reminders

    The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has several reminders for producers about programs and assistance deadlines. Enrollment for the Direct and Counter-cyclical Program (DCP) and the Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) program will end June 1.

  • Constant Contact Returns with Email Marketing and Social Media Seminars

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the Door County Visitor Bureau are bringing Jason Schultz and Udo Misch with Constant Contact to train local businesses on tools that can help strengthen relationships with customers through email marketing and social media.

  • Grand Opening of 9th St. Wellness Center

    Dr. Janelle Merry, Naturopathic Doctor at the 9th St. Wellness Center, encourages everyone to take part in the May 26 Grand Opening of its Door County Center located at the Champeau Art Gallery, 2428 South Bay Shore Drive in Sister Bay.

  • Door County Coffee and Tea Co. Introduces New Program

    Door County Coffee and Tea Co. announced a new customer reward program called the First Pot’s on Us™. All orders placed online or via phone will include a complimentary 1.

  • Curves’ Open House Celebrates Women’s Health Week

    Curves of Sturgeon Bay will give a free 30-day membership to any non-member who visits the club during National Women's Health Week, May 13 – 19. This Open House event should encourage interested women to check out the club, pick up free health information, and get a free fitness assessment.

  • Kickstarter Project for Red Cup Cafe

    The Red Cup Cafe of Washington Island hopes to serve freshly made artisan bread from an onsite wood-fired brick oven and needs funding help. Pledges are being made through a Kickstarter project that will run until May 22.

  • Article posted Tuesday, May 8, 2012 2:04pm

    It’s the end of “Be Kind to Animals Week” for 2012, but the goal carries throughout the other 51 weeks of the year. All animals deserve humane consideration – there is no gray area; it’s truly black and white.

  • Vendors Needed for Sister Bay Historical Society’s Farm Market

    Applications for space at the 2012 Sister Bay Historical Society’s Farm Market are now available. Offerings are limited to produce and farm-related products.

  • Early Farm Market Plant Sale at the Settlement Shops

    The Settlement Shops annual early Farm Market Plant Sale will be held on May 26 from 10 am – 2 pm. Locally-grown potted perennials, annuals, vegetable and herbs will be for sale from vendors.

  • Door County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale

    The Door County Master Gardeners sale will feature plants for all garden beds –vegetables and flowers, annuals and perennials, plants for sun and shade, tall and short plants May 26 from 9 am – noon at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station.

  • The Ridges Recyles, Reuses and Repurposes Materials for New Site

    For several months, the former site of the Sandpiper Restaurant in Baileys Harbor has been filled with activity connected with the removal of the existing buildings, getting the materials ready to be re-used or recycled and making way for a new interpretive center for The Ridges Sanctuary.

  • Landmark Resort’s Mattress Replacement Plan

    The Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor just completed phase one of their mattress replacement plan, which included replacing 300 mattresses, and Rachel Santy, Landmark Resort’s Executive Housekeeper, took charge of the disbursement of the gently-used mattresses, keeping them out of landfills.

  • Helping Bluebirds

    Thoreau wrote in his journal of April 3, 1852: “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” Those who are so fortunate to observe our Eastern Bluebirds on a sunny day will agree with Thoreau most heartily, as they are thrilled to this rich, sky-blue elegance on the backs of these amazing birds.

  • Mr. G’s Hosts Door Shakespeare’s Bard’s Birthday Bash

    Door Shakespeare’s Bard’s Birthday Bash/Trivia Challenge will take place on May 19 at Mr. G’s Ballroom in Valmy. The fundraiser takes place from 7 to 10 pm, but the doors open at 6 pm for patrons who want to dine early.

  • Birch Creek Associates’ Scheduled Events

    Birch Creek’s 37th concert season is just around the corner and their volunteer team, The Associates, has scheduled its first meeting of the season for May 16 at 9:30 am.

  • Spring Clean Day at Peninsula Players Theatre

    Soon the acting company and technicians of Peninsula Players Theatre will arrive from across the country to begin their 77th year presenting plays along Door County’s scenic shore.

  • Bjِrklunden Hosts LOVE: Lawrence’s Own Viola Ensemble!

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host a concert on May 20 at 1:30 pm. Members of the Lawrence University viola studio will perform works for solo viola, viola and piano, and works for multiple violas as LOVE: Lawrence's Own Viola Ensemble! Professor Matthew Michelic and guest artist Frank Babbitt of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra present this concert following a weekend of rehearsals and classes focused on all things viola.

  • The Emerson Series Continues with Jodie DeSalvo at UUF

    Award-winning pianist and conductor Jodie DeSalvo will pair up with mezzo-soprano Cynthia Stiehl for an evening of spectacular music May 18 at the UU Fellowship (UUF) in Ephraim.

  • Tuesdays at TAP Concludes with Joel Kopischke

    The Tuesdays at TAP benefit series will conclude May 15 at 7:30 pm with a special concert by Joel Kopischke benefiting Peninsula Players Theatre. The concert will feature songs from past Players productions, songs related to plays from the Players 2012 season and songs about summer in Door County.

  • “The Normal Heart” at TAP

    The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) of Sturgeon Bay will present Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart on May 12 at 7:30 pm. The production, directed by Robert Boles, will benefit the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.

  • Festival of Nature Registration Still Open

    It’s not too late to register for Door County Festival of Nature events and trips, but registration will close soon. One of the trips is “Exploring Wildflowers, Birds and Conservation” on May 18 and 19.

  • Peninsula State Park Mid-May Programming

    Peninsula Park will host a variety of programs in mid-May. A Warblers 101 program will be offered on May 12 from 9 – 9:45 am to learn about warblers, small songbirds that migrate through and nest at Peninsula State Park.

  • Volunteer Opportunities at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Crossroads at Big Creek has many upcoming opportunities to volunteer. On May 12 at 9 am, volunteers can take part in the United Way Day of Caring at the Collins Learning Center, the Astronomy Campus, or The Historical Village at Crossroads.

  • AMBLE Needs Volunteers

    Volunteers are needed to walk the Lake Michigan and Green Bay shoreline to monitor bird health and beach conditions as part of a citizen science program.

  • Movies That Matter Series Presents “The Listening Project” at UUF

    A free screening of The Listening Project will play at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) in Ephraim on May 15 at 4:30 pm. The film was named Best Documentary at the Santa Cruz Film Festival in 2008, and attempts to uncover answers to the question, "What does the world think of the United States of America?" Filmmakers Dominic Howes and Joel Weber traveled to 14 countries around the globe, listening to people.

  • Savory Spoon Announces 9th Season Schedule

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School announces the schedule for their 9th season. Guests can travel the world without leaving the county by taking hands-on cooking classes.

  • Sadie O’Dell to Deliver Keynote Presentation for Festival of Nature

    Sadie O’Dell, wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, will present “The Island Refuges of Door County: Connecting Habitat, Wildlife and People” for the Door County Festival of Nature at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on May 18.

  • Salsa with J-Ro at Girlfriend’s Great Eggscape

    At the Girlfriend’s Great Eggscape in Egg Harbor on May 19, J-Ro will teach a salsa-dancing workshop. The workshop is set for 9 am at the Landmark Resort, as part of the event’s Exercise Eggstravaganza.

  • Poh’s Corner Pub Hosts Weekly Open Jam

    The Holiday Music Motel, Poh’s Corner Pub and Fred Young Auto have come together to create a weekly open jam. pat mAcdonald, creative director for The Holiday Music Motel and Steel Bridge SongFest, always envisioned more regular live music in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Mickey Grasso Featured on Sundays at Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery

    Mickey Grasso will be featured this summer at Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery. Grasso, a guitarist and singer, will perform on the deck every Sunday from 1 – 5 pm from May 27 through September 30.

  • Bounding Main Opens The Holiday Music Motel’s Lawn Concert Series

    Bounding Main returns with impeccable harmonies and a delightful stage presence to kick off The Holiday Music Motel’s summertime Lawn Concert Series. Bounding Main is an a capella quintet from Janesville, Wis.

  • Barn Quilt Photos Featured at Wyatt’s Gallery

    Peter L. Wyatt, owner of Wyatt’s Gallery, captured 54 new images of the 28 Door County Barn Quilts and has recently uploaded the series to his website,

  • Wool Dyeing at Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery

    At Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery a flock of Corriedale sheep can be seen grazing in the pastures surrounding the barns and gallery. To kick off their 30th season on May 18, the gallery will host three days of natural wool dyeing.

  • Winners of Door County High School Art Exhibit Announced

    At the April 23 Opening Reception of the 38th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art Exhibit at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, six Awards of Excellence were presented, as were six Honorable Mentions.

  • Link Gallery Exhibits Artwork from Handmade Paper Workshop

    The Hardy Gallery, in collaboration with Friends of Gibraltar (FOG), will present a sampling of artwork made by Gibraltar High School students in the 2011-12 Exposure to Creativity (ETC) Program at the Link Gallery in Fish Creek.

  • Watercolor Demonstration at Great Northern by Design

    Wisconsin watercolor artist Kathleen Nelson will demonstrate her painting technique at Great Northern by Design near Fish Creek on May 26. Nelson has painted most of her life and enjoys sharing the creating process with the public.

  • Pastels and Photography at Glas Coffeehouse

    Glas Coffeehouse will display oil pastels by Madonna Siles and landscape photography by Cindy Jones throughout May. Siles, of Sturgeon Bay, paints the Door County landscape plein-air.

  • Spring Art Crawl Returns to Ellison Bay

    The Ellison Bay Arts Group will hold their 6th annual Spring Art Crawl May 19 and 20 from 10 am – 5 pm. Seven galleries and two schools invite art lovers and collectors to see their work, watch demonstrations and enjoy refreshments.

  • Lighthouse Birdfeeders and Birdhouses

    The Door County Maritime Museum Lighthouse Festival, held June 8 – 10, will feature a raffle of “lighthouse” birdfeeders and birdhouses. Door County artists Jean Austad, Robert Bentley, Cal Bonnivier, Bethany Kerwin, Elizabeth Maltman, Tim Nyberg, Shane Petersen, Charles Peterson, Randy Rasmussen, and Jerry Richter created the designs.

  • Silent Quilt Auction at Base Camp Coffee Bar

    Base Camp Coffee Bar of Sister Bay currently has colorful quilts on display from local amateur quilters Chris Moval and Fran Burton. A silent auction is also in progress and the public is welcome to bid on any of the displayed quilts during open hours, 7:30 am – 3 pm.

  • WI Fellowship of Poets Announce Poetry Awards

    The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFOP) awarded its 2012 Wisconsin Chapbook Prize and 2012 Muse Prize for Excellence in Poetry at the organization’s conference on April 27 and 28 in Madison.

  • Magill Weber Featured at Book and Author Event

    The Friends of Door County Libraries will host a Book and Author event on May 20 at 1 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. The event features Magill Weber, author of Door County Outdoors, A Guide to the Best Hiking, Biking, Paddling, Beaches, and Natural Places published by University of Wisconsin Press.

  • First-time half marathoner torches course for Door County title

    Brian Finnel of Forestville became the first Door County native to win the Door County Half Marathon May 5, finishing in 1:09:07 to out-pace last year’s winner, Dominick Meyer, who finished in 1:10:19.

  • Becoming A Runner

    When I started this journey on Nov. 30, 2011, I truly had no idea what I was getting into. I knew that I wanted to lose my baby weight. I knew that I wanted to get back in shape.

  • Nancy Rollins Running Better With Age

    Nancy Rollins didn’t start running until she was 30 years old. She didn’t set her PR in the marathon until she was 43 (a 3:02), and she didn’t notch some of her greatest achievements until she hit her 60s.

  • Sturgeon Bay Paves the Way for New Sidewalks, Bike Lanes

    One round of sidewalks will be paved this summer thanks to a Safe Routes to School Grant, and the Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted at its May 1 meeting to apply for another grant to bring more sidewalks and bike paths to the city.

  • Cherry Blooms Bountiful, Crop Outlook Dim

    Tart cherry growers expect their orchards to be in full bloom from now through the mid-May, but unlike other years, this season’s bloom is not promising a bountiful harvest.

  • Bike & Pedestrian Planning Meetings Coming Up

    The Wisconsin Bike Fed is working with Door County to produce the Door County Bicycle, Pedestrian & Recreational Facilities Plan, and citizens will get their first of three opportunities to gather information and share incite on May 22 and 23.

  • Gibraltar Announces New School Superintendent

    The Gibraltar Board of Education has chosen Tina Van Meer to serve as the district’s new Superintendent/Elementary Principal. The board unanimously approved a contract for Van Meer at a special meeting on April 30.

  • Remembering Lena’s

    Last week in Egg Harbor a somewhat historic tavern and dance hall was torn down at the behest of village officials. A tavern with an unusual mansard roof built by the hands of Tom Carmody, a descendent of one of the village’s first settlers, in 1934.

  • Golden Heart Awards Honor Door County Volunteers

    “No matter how small, we can all make a difference.” Those were the words that keynote speaker Paige Kassner – the 13-year old founder of the winter clothes gathering charity Warm Hands, Warm Hearts – used to open this year’s Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration.