Volume 18 Issue 10 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Recall Is Walker’s Making

    There's something great about Wisconsin standing up and calling him out for over-reaching, something inspiring about the citizens slamming their fists down on the dinner table and saying “Shut up, all of you! We're going to settle this with a vote.”

  • Walker Has Upheld His Duties

    Most, if not all of us, have never witnessed or experienced a recall election, certainly not on the gubernatorial level. In 11 days Wisconsin citizens will participate, be subjected to or be forced into, depending on your particular point of view, the first recall in our state's history.

  • Looking for a Leader

    Enough. Friends against friends? Neighbors against neighbors? Stand with Walker. Recall Walker. Watch TV, read a paper, listen to the radio and you will see, hear and read how one politician or one political party is doing everything right while the other is doing everything wrong.

  • League Schedules

    Are you looking to get on the greens a little more often this summer? Here are a few of the regular leagues in the county to take a swing at:

  • Addicted to Golf in Door County

    The month of March brought a few unexpected days of glorious weather. The month of April brought seasonal temperatures known more specifically to March.

  • Bring Out Your Rod and Reel

    “Right now is the best time to be fishing!” says Jerry Daubner of Nan & Jerry’s Bait & Tackle in Fish Creek – yes, the Jerry. And perfect timing – on June 2 and 3 Wisconsin hosts a free fishing weekend, meaning you and I – pure professionals to novice fishers – can take to the water or stand off the piers and try our luck with rod and reel.

  • Jacksonport Celebrates 40 Years of Maifest

    Since 1973, Jacksonport has hosted Door County’s unofficial summer kickoff festival at Lakeside Park – Maifest. This year’s 40th annual Maifest celebration will take place May 26 and 27 throughout Jacksonport.

  • Featured Stretch

    This exercise will massage your lower back and sacrum and help you increase the mobility of your hips. Lie on your back and draw your knees towards your belly.

  • A Poet by Nature

    Marybeth Mattson will release her first album of original songs at Woodwalk Gallery on May 27. Her music blends a certain folk sensibility with the energy of pop, and a little country-rock flavor.

  • It’s a Grand Night for Singing

    Three accomplished singers from Chicago Lyric Opera will perform at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church over Memorial Day weekend. Soprano Desirée Hassler, mezzo-soprano Pamela Williams and baritone Ricardo Sepْlveda will join pianist Judy Jackson to present “It’s a Grand Night for Singing."

  • Indian-Influenced Summer Fashions

    India’s loud. So are there fashion choices. Indian women are not afraid of bold colors, fabulous fabrics, and big jewelry. They thrive on things that many American women would call gaudy, or loud.

  • “Peninsula Pulse” Cover Inspires Contemporary Panel

    Jim DuFrane of G&J Glassworks in Sturgeon Bay recently created a painted stain glass panel inspired by a photo by Peninsula Pulse contributor Roy Lukes.

  • Memories of World War II Still Vivid for George Alley

    He’s lost his eyesight and much of his hearing, but George Alley’s memories of World War II are as sharp today as they were 70 years ago, when he lived them.

  • Visa Changes Could Equal Rough October

    Changes to the Summer Work Travel Program that supplies many Door County businesses with international student workers in the fall could leave businesses short-handed come October.

  • Something Down the Drain

    While the problem that caused a suspension of services at the Sister Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant May 14 is now under control, there’s still a need to inform the public about what they can and can’t put down their drains, says Utilities Manager Steve Jacobson.

  • Northern Door Fire District Conversation Continues

    Three for, two against. That’s the breakdown of where the Northern Door fire chiefs stand on the issue of creating a Northern Door Fire District heading into the next discussion of the concept on May 29 at the Gibraltar Fire Department.

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • About 50 residents and business owners attended a May 22 informational hearing to discuss the reconstruction of Bay Shore Drive (Highway 57) in Sister Bay in 2013 – 2015.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • The Town of Jacksonport is interested in compiling the stories and history of the people who live there. The town will hold a meeting June 7 at 7 pm where residents can tell their interesting anecdotes about living in Jacksonport.

  • Sevastopol Concludes Superintendent Search

    The Sevastopol School Board has selected Linda Underwood Schweigert as the district's new superintendent.

  • Server of the Week: Robert Cuellar Sr.

    Some servers spend a lifetime flying under the old radar – exactly like this week’s choice whose name is Robert Cuellar. He left De Rio, Texas; the year was ’63.

  • Colombard

    Hello faithful readers and welcome to the 2012 season of WINE:30! This season has brought significant changes to both of us, as you will see in our bios, and with that some small changes to our articles.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:53pm

    How many lakes are in Door County?

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:48pm

    Gemini (May 21 – June 21): Popcorn and M&Ms do not a dinner make. If you want to feel like garbage feel free to keep tossing those bad boys back, but if you’d like a little longer look at reality, try something naturally green.

  • Overheards, Obsessions and Pet Peeves

    Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?

  • Photo Poll

    Summer is right around the corner, what are you most looking forward to?

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 3:32pm

    Dear Readers, Several of you have written asking about advice on how to get a summer job. I have a couple of suggestions. I would think most of these would be fairly obvious; however, I've seen all sorts of prospective employees over the years and a frighteningly large number of them missed the mark.


    On May 19, Val Konglik and Teddy Bear, a Scottish terrier dressed as a traditional Scotsman, took to the streets of Baileys Harbor with over a hundred Scottish terriers for the 12th annual Door County Scottie Rally.

  • The Cheese Insider

    As the first in a series of articles, “The Cheese Insider” will share some interesting facts about the world of cheese – especially cheese and dairy information from the state of Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland.

  • The Lady Behind Flora

    Nineteen-year-old Helene Ingsten’s travels took her to Sister Bay from Sweden by way of California. When she arrived on the Door Peninsula she was offered a place to stay by Al and Ingert Johnson.

  • Gibraltar Pushes for Farm-to-school Food

    Gibraltar Nutrition Specialist Carla Marr has always considered herself ahead of the curve when it comes to taking steps towards healthier school lunches.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 355

    Here’s an experience that I’d guess most of the men who read this column have had, getting into a rental tuxedo. Bill Trowbridge, a poet from Missouri, does a fine job of picturing that particular initiation rite.

  • Door County Poet Profile: Judy Roy

    Where do you write? In my living room, sitting on my favorite loveseat, which my husband calls “the office."

  • Blue Horse Bistro Hopeful for Summer Re-opening

    A permitting hang-up has stalled the re-opening of the Blue Horse Bistro in Fish Creek. Co-owner Carina Helm says she and business partner Eric Rasmusson encountered an unexpected permitting issue and have been stuck in neutral as they await final approval to complete the remodeling of their new location across from the Fish Creek beach.

  • Cherry Land Chapters

    “What can you do for this company that other candidates can’t?” Amber bit her lower lip, coughed and pulled at the hem of her borrowed black skirt. “Well, I am very friendly and motivated and work really well with others.

  • A Word About Writing

    "There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.

  • Gibraltar High School Participates in Solar Olympics

    Twenty-two high schools from across Northeastern Wisconsin competed in the 16th annual Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) Solar Olympics. Solar Olympics, sponsored by WPS Community Foundation and hosted at University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, challenged competitors to demonstrate various skills with projects involving solar power from designing, constructing and demonstrating a solar cooker, a solar water heater to racing a solar-powered model car.

  • Early Plant Sale

    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.

  • Last Call for Vendors

    Over 20 vendors are participating in the Jacksonport Farmer's Market for the 2012 season. There will be a wonderful variety again this season with many of the "regulars" returning along with new participants.

  • Door County North’s “Ride Free” Green Bicycle Campaign

    Business owners and citizens are banding together and contributing new bicycles to the "Ride Free" campaign in Ellison Bay. This program allows people to ride to a destination in Northern Door to shop, buy groceries, pick up lunch or dinner and go to one of the many parks for a picnic at sunset.

  • High School Athletic Schedules

    Gibraltar and Sevastopol High School Athletic Schedules

  • 2012 Nor-Door Little League

    Standings and Schedule for Nor-Door Little League

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings and Schedule of Door County League Baseball

  • Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event Returns

    The fourth annual Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event is set for June 15 – 17 on Washington Island. The event includes a marathon race, a half marathon race, guided eco-tour, sea kayak symposium, an expedition to Rock Island and a crossing of Death's Door.

  • Bike to Benefit Program Launched

    The 24th annual Ride for Nature on June 16 has introduced the Bike to Benefit program, a way for participants to raise additional funds for The Ridges Sanctuary.

  • Bats in Your Belfry and Fracking

    Often we fuss that “lobbyists” influence decisions made in Washington. However, it is important to keep in mind that there are two kinds of lobbyists.

  • The Killdeer

    Birds of my childhood have been on my mind lately, especially on Mother’s Day. I try to visualize the bird songs that helped to awaken me on a summer morning when I was a young boy growing up in Kewaunee.

  • Ephraim Recognized as Bird City

    The Ephraim Business Council teamed up with Peninsula State Park and the Village of Ephraim to gain Bird City designation for the village, which was officially recognized during a ceremony on May 19.

  • The Month of Marriage Brings Wedding Factoids

    With June right around the corner, I thought this might be an apropos time to share a variety of factoids I have collected through the years concerning marriage and weddings.

  • Volunteer Voices

    When people mention “hospice,” living is not the first thing that comes to mind. But for Helen Potier and Mary Bosman, volunteers with Unity Hospice and Palliative Care, that’s exactly what it’s about.

  • Door County North Requests Funds

    Larry Thoreson and Mary Ellen Sisulak made a presentation on behalf of the new Door County North organization, which is replacing the Top of the Thumb as the information and marketing organization for the Liberty Grove area.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 1:22pm

    Beagle Mania rules on Park Drive right now, and these characters are two-thirds of the reason. The Humane Society is pleased to introduce two-year-old Basil and his four-year-old pal Chumley.

  • Prison for Profit

    $182 million Value of Louisiana’s for-profit prison industry

  • Boys and Girls Club, P.A.T.H., and YMCA Partner to Feed Kids

    As part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program, the Door County YMCA will partner with the Boys and Girls Club and P.A.T.H. to provide free meals to children throughout summer.

  • USDA Rural Development Offers Housing Preservation Grants

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced applications for grants are being accepted to provide assistance to low- and very-low-income rural residents to repair their homes.

  • USPS Announces Mailbox Improvement Week

    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) announces Mailbox Improvement Week ends May 25. This week the USPS requests people inspect and repair their mailboxes. Some of the typical activities that may need to be done include replacing loose hinges, repainting, remounting and replacing or adding house numbers.

  • NDCC Celebrates at Spring Gala

    Northern Door Children Center will celebrate 26 years of service at their Spring Gala on June 3 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Bjorklunden Lodge in Baileys Harbor.

  • FSA Announcements

    Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) has a couple reminders for producers. The FSA county committee farmer candidate nominations begin June 15 and will continue until August 1.

  • Reminisce at the Baileys Harbor Historical Society Meeting

    The Baileys Harbor Historical Society will meet on May 26 at 2 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. This is an opportunity to reminisce and share memories of vintage Baileys Harbor and to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Golden LivingCenter-Dorchester Announcements

    Golden LivingCenter-Dorchester and Aegis Therapies are celebrating Better Hearing and Speech month during May, and the center is also putting out a request for volunteers.

  • Joe Jo’s Donating Percentage of Sales to Nor Door Adult Day Services

    Starting June 6, Joe Jo’s Pizza and Gelato in Ephraim will be open on Wednesdays. To celebrate, Joe Jo’s will donate a percentage of their proceeds on June 6 to Nor Door Adult Day Services, “Carl’s Club,” a program that provides opportunities for socialization for adults and respite for caregivers.

  • Fifth Annual DKBEP High School Home Construction Project

    The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) hosted an open house and dedication ceremony to celebrate the construction of the fifth annual DKBEP High School Home Construction Project in Kewaunee.

  • Sunshine House Inc. Annual Award Recipients

    On May 7, Sunshine House Inc. celebrated its 41st year with their Annual Awards Dinner. Over 230 people attended the dinner. Award recipients were Carol Taylor (Outstanding Achievement – Female), Ron Talbot (Outstanding Achievement – Male), N.

  • MDCMC Offers Diabetes Management Classes

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) now offers “Live Well with Diabetes and Pre-diabetes” classes to the public. The classes will offer tips and cover subject matter to better understand and manage diabetic conditions.

  • Sister Bay American Legion Memorial Day Services

    Sister Bay American Legion Post 527 will host a couple Memorial Day services on May 28. At 9 am, Billy Weiss American Legion Post 527 and VFW Post 8337 will have a wreath ceremony at the memorial monument at Hendrickson Park at the corner of State Highway 42 and Mill Road in Sister Bay.

  • Sister Bay Marina Expansion

    Sister Bay Marina recently expanded and now boasts more slips and amenities than any other in Northern Door. “The new marina means a greater maritime experience for both visitors and residents of Sister Bay,” commented Sister Bay Village Administrator Robert Kufrin, Sister Bay Marina has 100 seasonal slips, 40 transient slips and 10 commercial slips.

  • Mindful Living Offers Yoga and Reiki Sessions

    Mindful Living offers yoga and Reiki services in many Door County locations. Patti Wagner, owner of Mindful Living, is a certified yoga teacher, life coach and Reiki master.

  • Greens N Grains Adds Specialty Foods Chef Jesse Frye

    Greens N Grains Deli recently added seating, a full service coffee and espresso bar and a full time specialty foods chef, Jesse Frye. The deli menu now features whole grain, organic, vegan and gluten-free options like Frye’s latest favorite, the Apple Cheddar Panini.

  • 4th Zip Line Added to Gravity Trails

    Gravity Trails Zip Line and Kayak Tours added a fourth zip line to their canopy tour of the Sand Bay Trail. The new zip line soars through maples, cedars, and pines, and is the longest and fastest zip line on the tour.

  • MacReady Artisan Bread Company Opens for their 1st Season

    The MacReady Artisan Bread Company opened for its first season in Egg Harbor. The new bakery features handcrafted artisan breads and gourmet accompaniments, including extra virgin olive oils and sweet and savory Wisconsin butters.

  • DCVB Launches Unique Marketing Campaign

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) enlisted Minnesota taxi cab drivers to promote Door County’s water recreation possibilities. Seven different taxicabs in the Minneapolis/St.

  • Dunes Lake Watershed Faces Overgrowth

    The Dunes Lake Watershed is in danger of being overrun with algae and duckweed, according to the preliminary findings of a study conducted by the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department (SWCD).

  • Mark Murphy was Keynote Speaker at DCEDC’s Annual Investors Meeting

    On April 25, 350 community and business leaders attended the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) annual investors meeting to make it the most well attended annual meeting in DCEDC history.

  • Grand Opening of the Wickman House

    The Wickman House’s grand opening is set for May 26 and features live music performances, an extended happy hour, and half-off the Raw Bar. Wickman House servers – clad in bowties and starched white aprons – will serve an eclectic mix of surf and turf favorites from a menu of local and seasonal ingredients from area farms and gardens.

  • Dovetail Trading Opens May 25

    Terry and Linda Hedeen-Wurster announce the Sister Bay General Store located along Highway 57 will open on May 25 under the new name Dovetail Trading.

  • Trio Opens for 20th Season

    Trio Restaurant in Egg Harbor will begin their 20th season with select $20 bottles of wine on Thursdays and price fixed menus on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 6:30 pm.

  • Door County Distillery to Produce Ridges Gin

    Door County Distillery in Carlsville will produce Ridges Gin, with juniper harvested sustainably from Door County properties. Ridges Gin will have a special release bottling for The Ridges Sanctuary 75th Anniversary.

  • Toivo to Perform at Husby’s

    Hot on the heels of the release of their full-length debut album, Toivo is gearing up for another Door County performance. Toivo will perform at Husby’s Food & Spirits on June 4 at 10 pm.

  • TAP Hosts Michael Johnson Performance

    Michael Johnson, singer and guitarist, will perform at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay on June 23. Johnson is noted for the texture of his voice, the meaning of his lyrics and the music of his guitar.

  • Songbird Sponsors Needed for “Construction Zone”

    This June marks the 8th annual Steel Bridge Songfest (SBSF) and the 7th annual “Construction Zone,” a songwriting event that coincides with the festival.

  • Rowley’s Pub Features DaveDaveDave

    DaveDaveDave will play acoustic guitar with vocals at Rowley’s Pub at Rowleys Bay Resort every Friday and Saturday night. The music selection will be an eclectic mix of more than 400 songs, ranging from popular tunes to obscure gems and originals.

  • “Harmony by the Bay” Returns to Sturgeon Bay

    The City of Sturgeon Bay announced the return of their free summer concert series, “Harmony by the Bay.” There will be 10 performances every Wednesday night starting on June 20 through August 29 in Martin Park.

  • June Music Series at Cookery’s Wine Bar

    The Cookery’s Wine Bar will host a music series throughout June on Thursday nights. The series will kickoff with Kalen Rainbow Kier on June 7. Kalen returns to his Door County roots to play a handful of good-hearted and soulful melodies, stretching from folk favorites to rocking and rolling originals.

  • Bear Suit Sucker Punch to Play SBSF

    Bear Suit Sucker Punch, an Austin, Texas, based trio, is bringing their high energy punk rock back to Door County this summer at Steel Bridge Songfest.

  • SBSF Adds “Young Songwriters Showcase” to their Lineup

    The 8th annual Steel Bridge Songfest (SBSF) will add a youth stage featuring local and visiting musicians to their lineup. The “Young Songwriters Showcase” will be held at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) at 7 pm on June 8.

  • Fourth Annual Sing-Along “Gone with the Wind” at Woodwalk Gallery Theater

    Woodwalk Gallery Theater will host their fourth annual Sing-Along “Gone with the Wind.” Ben Larson and Dan Mahew of Ben There/Dan That will lead the audience in singing Beatles classics (lyrics provided).

  • TAP Transforms Space for The Stage Door Theatre Company

    The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) recently transformed its back room space (formally the Donna Theatre's second screen) into a fully functioning theatre space.

  • Peninsula Players 77th Season Schedule

    Peninsula Players opens its 77th season with the Wisconsin debut of Opus by Michael Hollinger on June 12 through June 24. Larry Shue’s sidesplitting comedy The Nerd follows from June 27 through July 22.

  • “Circle Mirror Transformation” at Ephraim Village Hall

    Isadoora Theatre presents Circle Mirror Transformation at the Ephraim Village Hall May 25 – 27. Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker gives audiences a front row seat to an amateur drama class with surprising enrollment.

  • Registration Is Open for DCA’s Kaleidoscope Day Camp

    Registration is now open for Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) Kaleidoscope Day Camp. Kids with an interest in performing will have a chance to experience theater in a whole new way at this day camp.

  • Birch Creek Introduces New Dance Series

    Birch Creek is entering their 37th season and is introducing a new dance series scheduled on various concert nights. The Percussion Steel Band concert “Fire Down Below,” on July 14 will kick off the dance series.

  • AFT Gives “Victory Farm” Tickets to All Door County Students

    Capitalizing on the popularity of their ongoing student ticket program, American Folklore Theatre (AFT) will again distribute a complimentary ticket to every elementary, middle and high school student in Door County to attend the world premiere production, Victory Farm.

  • The Ridges Sanctuary’s Summer Children’s Program Information

    Registration is now open for summer children's programs at The Ridges Sanctuary of Baileys Harbor.

  • Nature Hike at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay will hold a Nature Hike on May 27 at 1 pm. A naturalist will guide the hike, and point out flora and fauna of interest.

  • Gibraltar Historical Association Announce Heritage Days Activities

    The Gibraltar Historical Association of Fish Creek announces Heritage Days will be held from June 7 – 9 and is themed “Honoring the Past through Textiles and Fibers.

  • Ephraim Yacht Club’s Adult Course Offerings

    The Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) is offering beginner adult sailing lessons in several formats. “As one of the largest sailing schools in the Midwest, we teach over 200 juniors how to sail every summer at the EYC,” said EYC Commodore Jay Lott.

  • Door Peninsula Astronomical Society Meets for Transit of Venus

    The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will meet at George Pinney (formerly Old Stone Quarry) Park in Sturgeon Bay at 5 pm on June 5. Telescopes with solar filters and solar viewing glasses will be provided to watch the Transit of Venus.

  • Sister Bay’s Centennial Celebration and Jumpin’ June Events

    Sister Bay is marking 100 years of history with a Centennial Celebration & Jumpin’ June events June 8 – 9. Festivities begin Friday at 7 pm with opening ceremonies in the Sister Bay Village Hall, historical tales through music, photographs and stories.

  • “Cynthia and Al’s Very Fine Trip to China” Presentation at UUF

    Cynthia and Al Johnson traveled to China for three weeks this spring, and will present the highlights of their trip at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF).

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Coast Guard Station Hosts Open House

    National Safe Boating Week is May 19 through May 25. To observe this week, the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Sturgeon Bay will host an open house on May 25 from 11 am – 5 pm.

  • “Art on the Wild Side” Registration Information

    The Peg Egan PAC (Outdoor Amphitheater in Egg Harbor) and the Southern Door Community Auditorium are offering a visual and performing arts summer day camp, “Art on the Wild Side,” for children ages 5 –12 focusing on music and art using performance, demonstrations and other fun activities.

  • Homebrewers Wanted for Door County Beer Festival

    The Door County Beer Festival is seeking contestants for the first Door County Homebrewing Championships on June 16 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. The championships will be judged according to Beer Judge Certification Program style guidelines in 11 categories and will be sanctioned by the American Homebrewers Association.

  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Opens on Memorial Day Weekend

    In 1868, the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse cast its beam over the Green Bay for the first time, and on Memorial Day weekend will be open to visitors for the season.

  • “Pirates – Ship to Shore” Exhibit at Door County Maritime Museum

    “Pirates – Ship to Shore” opened to the public at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay on May 19. Visitors will be treated to an eye-popping backdrop that will take them back some 300 years to a seafront port in the Caribbean.

  • Bjِrklunden’s June Seminar Offerings

    Lawrence University’s Björklunden is offering three seminars in early June: “Reflections on Storytelling: O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Hemingway’s Soldier’s Home” with Keith Carabine; “Creating Better Photographs with Your Digital Camera (Beginner)” with Phil Krejcarek; and “Fiction into Film, or Jane Austen meets Rooster Cogburn” with Timothy Spurgin.

  • Baileys Harbor Historical Society Hosts “Baileys Harbor Shipwrecks”

    The Baileys Harbor Historical Society will host the talk “Baileys Harbor Shipwrecks” for their June 7 meeting. This is an opportunity to learn about Baileys Harbor shipwrecks from Russell Leitz of the Wisconsin Underwater Archeology Association.

  • Barn Quilt Photos Ready to View

    Peter L. Wyatt, owner of Wyatt’s Gallery, has captured 54 new images of the 28 Door County Barn Quilts located throughout the county. They are now ready for viewing at Wyatt’s Gallery website at www.

  • Woodwalk Gallery Opens with “Margaret and David”

    Woodwalk Gallery opens for the season with “Margaret and David,” an exhibit featuring new works by Margaret Lockwood and David Kwasny. These artists have unconnected histories, work in different media and see the world through very different eyes.

  • UU Gallery Exhibits Roger J. Benedict’s Relief Sculpture

    The June exhibit at the UU Gallery will feature relief sculptures by Roger J. Benedict. On June 9 from 2 – 4 pm, there will be a reception to meet the artist and learn about his sculpting techniques.

  • Suzanne Rose Photography Featured at MAM

    The new work of Door County black and white photographer Suzanne Rose will be featured in a show at the Miller Art Museum titled “suzanne rose | sketches | photographic observations.

  • Sturgeon Bay Hosts Fine Art Fair

    Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair will take place Memorial Day Weekend at Sunset Park, located at 747 N. Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The fair will be open May 26 from 10 am – 5 pm and May 27 from 10 am – 4 pm.

  • Nyberg Hosts “Whine and Geez”

    On the same weekend of the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair, Tim Nyberg will show his creations inside The Fairfield Building at the corner of Third Avenue and Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay, where Nyberg is now the sole artist.

  • Mr. Helsinki Features Larry Basky Prints

    Master printmaker Larry Basky will show his works at Mr. Helsinki Restaurant and Wine Bar in Fish Creek. Basky is known for his colorful, textured and limited edition serigraphs (or silk screens).

  • Miller Art Museum Calls for Entries

    The Miller Art Museum (MAM) invites artists 18 years or older to submit up to two pieces in all two-dimensional media for the upcoming 37th Juried Annual Exhibit.

  • Photography Featured at Gills Rock Coffee

    GT Coffee, once adjacent to the former Charlene’s Gallery Ten in Gills Rock, is now open under a new name as Gills Rock Coffee, but the same folks are behind the counter.

  • Frykman Studio Gallery Holds Spring Reception

    The Frykman Studio Gallery of Sister Bay will hold a spring reception throughout Memorial Day weekend. The event will showcase new photography by Heather Harle Frykman and Lucas Frykman, new woodcarvings and oil paintings by David Frykman, and new pottery by Steve Jorgenson.

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery Announces Exhibit I

    Exhibit I at Fine Line Designs Gallery is currently on display and features the work of oil painter Ken Bronikowski, acrylic painter Richard Patt, and work from mixed media artists, Ed Lazzeroni and Paul Klein.

  • Almost Perfect Pottery Sale

    Ellison Bay Pottery will hold their 15th annual “Almost Perfect Pottery Sale” from 10 am – 5 pm, May 26 – 28. The gallery owners Diane McNeil and John Dietrich will also be fundraising for their daughter, Ella, who will run the October Marathon in Minneapolis on behalf of LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society).

  • Memorial Day Events at Edgewood Orchard Gallery

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a Memorial Day Weekend Reception on May 26 from 4 – 7 pm. The reception will introduce featured artists David and Jeanne Aurelius, Marcia McDonough, James G.

  • DCAL Gallery Opens Memorial Day Weekend

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery opens for the season on May 26 at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek. On opening day visitors will be treated to a wine and cheese reception from 3 – 5 pm.

  • Simply Wrapped Rings Featured at JCC

    Simply Wrapped is a fun and unique line of handcrafted wire ring creations designed and produced by mother/daughter duo Stacey and Madison Klaphake. The pair started designing rings over two years ago after creating a few for friends, family and themselves.

  • Cottage Row Opens Season with Charles L. Peterson Show

    Charles L. Peterson’s Memorial Weekend show will be the first of Cottage Row Framing & Gallery’s special events for 2012. The weekend show will open May 26 with a special meet-the-artist reception from 10 am – 1 pm.

  • Base Camp Hosts Turtle Ridge Exhibit

    Base Camp Coffee Bar of Sister Bay is hosting “Mink River Inspirations,” a unique exhibit of paintings and handbags by Mary Ellen Sisulak, owner/designer of Turtle Ridge.

  • Alchemy Fields Hosts Assemblage Classes

    Alchemy Fields will host two assemblage workshops taught by artists from Assemblage Studio of De Pere, Wis. On June 16 from 9 am – 4 pm, Tyler Lambert will teach “Greenhouse Assemblage.

  • Gary Jones Honored at Wisconsin Writers’ Spring Conference

    Gary Jones of Sister Bay was recently awarded an Honorable Mention in the 2012 Florence Lindemann Humor Contest for his essay "Picture This." The award was presented at the Wisconsin Writers' Spring Conference on May 5 in Siren, Wisconsin.

  • Woodwalk Gallery Hosts Book Launch

    Vance Toivonen, author and pastor, will introduce his new book, Reading Jesus: Meeting the Word of God at Woodwalk Gallery June 6 from 7 – 9 pm. At this launch, there will be refreshments, opportunities to meet the author and signed copies available for purchase.

  • Children’s Book Donated to the Wellness Center of Door County

    The Wellness Center of Door County received a donation of $300 worth of children’s books from Altrusa of Door County, a charitable organization whose mission is “advancing literacy through opportunities.

  • Paul Burton Releases “From Trails to Rails”

    How did immigrant settlers of Door County get around before there were roads and motorized vehicles? A new book by Paul Burton, From Trails to Rails is an illustrated introduction to how travel evolved on the peninsula.

  • Woodrow Hall Jumpstart Award Brings Poetry to Baileys Harbor

    Nancy Rafal of Baileys Harbor received a Woodrow Hall Jumpstart Award for her proposal to bring poetry into the eye of the general public in an unconventional manner.

  • Art Begets Art

    “We’re tiny but we’re mighty,” says Barbara Cammack, chair of Egg Harbor’s Public Arts Committee, with a glass of wine in hand. This evening, May 17, is a time to celebrate the varied public arts scattered throughout the small community and unveil Judi Ekholm’s recently installed painting, “Egg Harbor Meadow."

  • Half Marathon Photo Captured Much More than A Cute Moment

    The crowd was thinning dramatically as the clocked ticked past the three-hour mark at the finish line of the Door County Half Marathon on May 5, but Sheboygan's Hannah Schroeder and her two-year-old daughter Emerson weren’t going anywhere.

  • Baileys Harbor Hosts 12th Annual Scottie Rally

    It’s Scottie time once again and those bagpipes will soon be beckoning everyone who loves a dog parade to Baileys Harbor! Over 110 Scottish Terriers from eleven states will be arriving in Baileys Harbor for the 12th Annual Door County Scottie Rally on May 19.

  • Parasitic Conversations and Schizophrenic Friendships

    Two of my friends from Chicago came up to the peninsula to visit recently. Those of you who have been reading this column will remember Caslon Bold and Franklin Gothic from previous exploits recorded in this column, particularly my battles with dogs at Sister Bay’s Fall Fest.

  • Every Closure an Opportunity

    Randy Morrow of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) laid out exactly what he hopes can come from the Highway 42/57 bridge closure next year: more tourists stopping, and staying, in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Packers Tailgate Tour Stops in Sturgeon Bay

    For most Packer fans, a chance to see some of their favorite players in-person is a near irresistible draw. But when you couple that chance with the chance to support a worthy cause, well, Wisconsinites should be lining up in droves.

  • First Time’s A Charm for Finnel in Half Marathon

    Brian Finnel may have been running the first 13.1 mile race of his life at last Saturday’s Door County Half Marathon, but he was far from unprepared. The Forestville, Wis.