Volume 18 Issue 11 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Job Numbers Mean Nothing

    While mathematics is often referred to as the pure science, it is often difficult to tell what numbers are supposed to mean. In the months (that seemed like years) leading up to the recent recall election in Wisconsin we were beset with conflicting numbers about how many jobs were created or how many jobs were lost and it was difficult to determine what the truth was amid all the conflicting claims.

  • Anclam Park Renovations Subject of Debate

    About twenty Baileys Harbor residents walked, biked, and drove down to Anclam Park on June 7 to express concern with how the renovations at the park’s beach are proceeding.

  • Walker Speaks in Sturgeon Bay

    Recently re-elected Gov. Scott Walker stopped at Pro Products, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay June 7, where he gave a speech which focused on moving Wisconsin past the recall election and strengthening small businesses.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 357

    The title of this beautiful poem by Edward Hirsch contradicts the poem, which is indeed a prayer. Hirsch lives in New York and is president of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, one of our country’s most distinguished cultural endowments.

  • Johnny Dangerously

    A crash downstairs woke him. The sound of someone stepping gingerly among broken crockery tinkled up the stairs. Someone moving carefully. He grabbed his Remington 870 pump home-protection shotgun from the shelf above the bed.

  • Summertime Reads

    Even if it involves sneaking off to the beach before work or waking before the family’s “itinerary” begins, finding a pocket of time to read in the summer months can be a challenge for visitor and resident alike.

  • Pink Classic Raises Over $18,000

    Rob Nicholson from Green Bay was one of 120 golfers registered for the 4th Annual Pink Classic Golf outing held at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor on Sunday June 3, 2012.

  • Tumbling Bones Highlight Door County Beer Festival

    Brooklyn-based bluegrass band Tumbling Bones will take the stage at this year’s inaugural Door County Beer Festival, June 16 in Baileys Harbor. Featuring Peter Winne, Jack Hoffman, and Sam McDougle, Tumbling Bones' raw, lucid, spin on old American music has taken them across the world.

  • The Art of Glassblowing

    Katie Sikora popped in Popelka-Trenchard Glass Studio on June 2 for a glassblowing demonstration. Camera in hand, Sikora caught Jeremy Popelka creating a one-of-a-kind multi-colored murrini glass vase.

  • “Deliverance” Star Ronny Cox Performs at The TAP

    With a career that spans over 125 films and television shows, Ronny Cox is often ironically identified with the villains he has played in Total Recall, Robocop, and Stargate.

  • Paul Spring Performs Throughout the Door

    Paul Spring, an independent singer-songwriter based out of St. Paul, Minnesota, will perform his unique combination of lyric-driven folk and melodic rock throughout Door County in late June and early July.

  • JT and The Clouds Bring Some Soul to Camp David

    Chicago-based JT and the Clouds will bring their rough edged, soulful sound to Camp David on August 12. A Door County favorite, their music is alive to the ever-shifting tides of modern indie music, but remains steeped in Chicago's fine traditions of soul, rhythm and blues.

  • Brandi Carlile Returns to DCA with The Lumineers

    After Brandi Carlile rocked the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in 2010 with a breathtaking performance, the audience left wanting more. Showcasing finely crafted songs and an incomparable voice, which swings easily between gentle, honky-tonk twang and fiery, rock-and-roll power, Door County has a chance to catch this powerhouse performer once more.

  • Salsa, Swing, and Tango at Birch Creek

    Birch Creek has introduced a new dance series scheduled on various concert nights throughout the summer, inviting concertgoers to dance throughout the show.

  • Bear Suit Sucker Punch Returns to Rock Steel Bridge

    Bear Suit Sucker Punch will be bringing their high-energy punk rock back to Door County this summer at Steel Bridge Songfest. The band is set to perform June 8 at the Hard Rock Stage along with other local and regional acts.

  • Following the Paw Prints

    Imagine waking up everyday at 4:45 am in a cabin in America’s first national park, Yellowstone, checking the locations of wolves via radio collars, brewing a pot of coffee and heading out for the day.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest

    The eighth annual Steel Bridge Songfest will once again rock Sturgeon Bay with a record number of songwriters and bands performing at 12 indoor and outdoor venues.

  • Breaking the Silence

    The Peninsula Pulse has long been the Door Peninsula’s guide to the sounds of summer. Since starting our special Summer Music Preview five years ago, we have seen hundreds of musicians resound the bluffs with a variety of musical stylings, and this year will be no different.

  • Article posted Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:38pm

    Gemini (May 21 – June 21): The water all around you will bring fluidity to your existence but it might also bring a bit of rocking of the boat. A life jacket is always recommended.

  • Featured Stretch

    Come to the front of your mat and stand in Mountain Pose (Tadasana): hands on hips, feet parallel, grounded, and hip width apart, a steady breath and focus.

  • 2012 Nor-Door Little League

    Results, standings and schedule for Nor-Door Little League

  • Going Small to Grow the Farm

    The heartland of American beer once sourced its most important ingredients close to home. In the 1860s Wisconsin’s Sauk County produced 20 percent of America’s hops.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings and schedule for DCL baseball

  • Surviving the Saddle

    An hour bike ride through the park never fails to be enjoyable, but when that ride extends to several hours and dozens of miles, such as the upcoming Ride for Nature Century, your seat can suddenly feel uncomfortable, you curse the blister on your big toe and wonder whether you remembered to refreeze that icepack – but you can’t remember because the smashing headwind is a screaming distraction.

  • Bummy Ball

    Of all the sports that grace popularity in a Door County summer, basketball rarely comes to mind. That would change if more people knew about Bummy Ball.

  • Jacksonport Farm Market Features Numerous Vendors

    The Jacksonport Farmer's Market opened earlier than originally planned on June 5. This is the fourth season of the Jacksonport Farmer's Market, held every Tuesday at Lakeside Park from 9 am to 1 pm through October, as weather permits.

  • Students Attend Safe Swim Program

    Gibraltar Elementary School and the YMCA recently teamed up for a Safe Swimming program. Living on a peninsula makes it very important that children know how to keep safe when near or on the water.

  • Run Green, Receive a Tree

    Running Green for Crossroads takes place on June 23 and features a 2k, 5k and 10k trail run/walk at Crossroads at Big Creek Environmental Preserve. The run features fresh, outdoor air as the course takes participants along the perimeter trail of the Crossroads property, through coniferous woods, over wooden bridges and onto grassy trails.

  • NFL Fishing Tournament Upcoming in Sturgeon Bay

    The Green Bay Chapter of the NFL Alumni announces a fishing tournament to be held in Sturgeon Bay on July 19. The Lodge at Leathem Smith will host the 1st Annual NFL Alumni Celebrity Fishing Tournament.

  • Recall Election Drew 78 Percent of Door County Voters

    As the last ballots slipped into the box on June 5, Wisconsin municipal clerks and poll workers – who organized and staffed the recall elections – let out a collective sigh.

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • Six Northern Door communities decided to form an official exploratory committee which will look into creating a Northern Door fire district. At the May 29 meeting on the topic, representatives from Sister Bay, Gibraltar, Liberty Grove, Ephraim, and the town and village of Egg Harbor chose to move forward with the project, while the towns of Baileys Harbor and Jacksonport opted out.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • Residents will have four more chances to propose ideas and voice their opinions regarding the development of the Door County Coastal Byway. On June 11, meetings to discuss the interpretive master plan for the byway will be held at 3 pm at Sevastopol Town Hall and 7 pm at the Gibraltar Community Center.

  • 2012 Door County Golf Events

    A listing of 2012 golf events

  • Birch Bark Bandits

    When Cy Turnbladh and Karon Ohm took their usual evening walk through their Fish Creek property on May 29, they never thought they’d discover something as unusual as the theft of bark from their birch trees.

  • Door County North Builds Vision for Visitor Center

    Door County North may have broken from the Top of the Thumb brand, but the group is still committed to making sure that visitors to the county cast their eyes, and their wallets, northward.

  • Golf League Results

    Golf results from leagues around the county.

  • Article posted Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:51am

    Dear Miss Manners, I've had a few bad experiences at the hair salon lately, the person who I've been going to for awhile seems to not get my hair and what I want anymore.

  • Open Air Art Voted Down in Ephraim

    At its meeting June 4 at the Ephraim Administrative Office, the Ephraim Planning Committee voted down a motion to allow open air painting as part of the Ephraim Business Council’s Evenings in Ephraim.

  • Article posted Wednesday, June 6, 2012 9:14am

    55,000 Number of people employed by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, the largest private employer in Pennsylvania, now headquartered in a former U.

  • Two County Teams Advanced to State Tournament

    It is a triumphant feat for most high school athletic teams to advance to the WIAA State Championships, regardless of sport. In a truly rare achievement, Door County claimed two state representatives at the WIAA Boys Division III Golf Championship.

  • The Results of a Faulty $5 Billion Accelerator

    Although they may appear identical in their black and white feather suits, penguins have an amazing ability to find friends and family in a crowd of their own kind.

  • Defining ‘Town’

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government. • The Shred Fest and Appliance Recycling held June 2 was again a success; 112 people come through the recycle line and some of them came more than once.

  • Recognizing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    June 15 marks the seventh annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, an occasion intended to bring greater recognition to the under-recognized and often unspoken problem of elder abuse and neglect.

  • How Many Charities is Too Many Charities?

    Humorist Evan Esar once defined statistics as “the science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.” That’s how it feels a little more than a year after writing the article “Beyond the Rhetoric: the Economic Impact of Charity in Door County” for the 2011 Philanthropy Issue of Door County Living magazine.

  • Article posted Tuesday, June 5, 2012 4:14pm

    While the back corridors of the Humane Society are filling up with kittens, kittens, kittens, most of them are not yet available. Before they can be adopted, kittens must be spayed or neutered, and be 4 months old to receive their distemper and rabies shots.

  • Gibraltar’s Entrepreneurship Class Creates an All-Night Gaming Tournament

    The Gibraltar High School Entrepreneurship class started their own business, an all-night gaming tournament. Samuel Kersebet was promotion manager, Sam Kordon and Ben Anderson were food & beverage mangers, Alex Janisse and Tim Alberts were tournament coordinators, and Ethan Wuollett and Matt Knutson were location coordinators.

  • Waseda Farms Host Home-Style Picnic for Working Mothers

    The Women’s Fund of Door County has teamed up with Waseda Farms to present a free home-style picnic for working mothers and their families. “This is our way to say thank you to the working mothers of Door County,” says Sally O’Brien, co-chair of the Women’s Fund of Door County.

  • Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation Sponsors Waffle Breakfast

    The Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation will sponsor a Father’s Day waffle breakfast on June 17 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Belgian Heritage Center. The “all you can eat” breakfast includes waffles, trippe (a Belgian sausage), eggs, potatoes and a beverage.

  • Door 2 Door Rides Introduces Connector Routes

    Door 2 Door Rides continues to expand with new “Connector” routes linking Sturgeon Bay with Algoma, Brussels, Valmy, Egg Harbor and Sister Bay. Connector vehicles are allowed to deviate up to 1/2 mile on either side of the marked route to pick-up or drop-off passengers.

  • Spuds ‘n Splits Served at Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor will serve Spuds ‘n Splits on June 23 at 6 pm, following the Praise Service. Enjoy a baked potato with a choice of toppings and for dessert have a make-your-own banana split or ice cream sundae.

  • Adeline Arbter Celebrates Turning 102

    Adeline Arbter, resident of Golden LivingCenter-Dorchester, celebrated her 102nd birthday with family, friends and staff on May 29. Arbter, who worked on a farm near Institute and Valmy, said work is her secret to living a long life.

  • Movin’ and Munchin’ at Gibraltar Elementary School

    Gibraltar Elementary Physical Education students participated in the Movin’ and Munchin’ Schools Program. Movin’ and Munchin’ is aimed to promote healthy eating and exercise habits in students.

  • Forestville Library Reopens with Normal Hours

    The Forestville Branch of the Door County Library is open and back to normal hours. Barb Husch, branch manager, said, “The construction project created quite a mess, but all is back to normal now.

  • Sales of Sweet Survivor Wine Benefit DOORCANcer

    Door Peninsula Winery C.O.O. Rob Pollman recently presented DOORCANcer with a donation from the sale of Sweet Survivor wine. One dollar from the sale of every bottle is donated to DOORCANcer.

  • Interviews Completed for Door County Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship

    The Door County Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship Committee completed interviews for the 2012 applicants. Eighteen applicants received $1,000 including five Door County seniors, three Door County Medical Center employees and 10 Door County residents receiving education in a medical field.

  • CHIPs Program Continues at YMCA

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs (CHIPs) with the latest series of presentations covering "Your Mind, Your Memory and More.

  • Anni Lampert Becomes a “Cheese Princess” for Wisconsin Cheese Masters

    Wisconsin Cheese Masters in Egg Harbor announce Anni Lampert has joined their team as an official “Cheese Princess.” Lampert said, “During my childhood summers, I had the good fortune to help raise, milk and show a small herd of Jerseys in Kenosha County.

  • Veterans Service Office’s Employment Program Reminders

    The Door County Veterans Service Office remind veterans and business owners of employment programs. To help veterans, the government created the Returning Heroes Tax Credit, providing companies up to $5,600 in tax credits for each unemployed veteran hired.

  • Unity Announces Hire of Darelynn Louscher

    Unity, leaders in hospice and palliative care, recently announced the addition of Darelynn Louscher, MSN, APNP, to its clinical team as a full-time nurse practitioner.

  • New Century Service Offers New High Speed Internet Service

    New Century Service announced that it now provides Exede high speed Internet service to the Door and Kewaunee County area. Exede Internet offers speeds up to 12 Mbps downstream and up to 3 Mbps upstream beginning at $49.

  • Cindy Koutnik Awarded e-PRO® Certification

    Cindy Koutnik of Action Realty was recently awarded the e-PRO® Certification, the official technology certification program offered by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).

  • Amy J. Ludwigsen Named Door Shakespeare’s New Managing Director

    Amy J. Ludwigsen was recently named as the new Managing Director for Door Shakespeare. A graduate of Northwestern University, Ludwigsen recently received her Master’s Degree in Classical and Contemporary Text from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

  • Bayside Bakery Opens for Second Season

    Bayside Bakery & Café opened for their second season in Sister Bay. They offer “Made from Scratch” bakery, fresh deli salads, smoothies and lunches that can be eaten in their garden area or in the upstairs loft.

  • Crazy Commute

    The Peninsula Pulse welcomes Jackson Parr as our new summer intern. A junior at the University of Iowa with an interest in endurance athletics, Parr made his trek to the county on a bicycle and lived to tell about it.

  • Q&A – Questions & Artists: Gretchen Klug

    Gretchen Klug’s paintings, on display at Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek, showcase the natural beauty surrounding her: the forests, the water, and one of her favorite subjects, sailboats.

  • I Ate for $8.88

    Kick Coffee, owned and operated by Al and Kama Duessler, serves up a fabulous array of soups, sandwiches, and bakery – and for the right price. When I stopped in to get the scoop on a quick and inexpensive meal, the question was more like, what can’t you eat for $8.88?

  • Birch Creek Seeks Budding Musicians

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor has provided intensive instruction to promising young musicians, typically age 14 – 18, since 1976.

  • Sevastopol Alum Succeeding as a Phoenix

    One intrinsic feature of living on a peninsula is the flow of news. Within the borders of Door County, news travels very well, and this remains true throughout the realm of golf.

  • A Butterfly Bonanza

    This past May will surely go down in our journals and phenology notes as an excellent month for butterflies. The extremely early warm stretch of weather brought the Monarchs to our area nearly three weeks sooner than in past years.

  • Wings of a Hero Concert at Immanuel Lutheran Church

    Immanuel Lutheran Church Youth are hosting a concert by Wings of a Hero, a young adult Christian band. They will perform at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor on June 15 at 7 pm.

  • Door County String Academy Announces Summer Offerings

    The Door County String Academy (DCSA) is now accepting enrollment for its 2012 Summer Programs.

  • Kickstarter Campaign Helps TAP Renovate Theater Space

    Third Avenue Playhouse’s (TAP) Kickstarter campaign ended on May 19 with over $15,000 collected. Donors from across the country gave amounts from $5 to $1,000 and will receive rewards ranging from printed acknowledgment in programs and lobby plaques to free concession items and theatre tickets.

  • Cast Announced for Peninsula Players 77th Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces cast members for its 77th season with a mix of new and classic comedies, a Broadway musical, a suspenseful mystery and a glimpse into the backstory of a legendary sports icon.

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Opens with “Fantasy and Magic”

    Midsummer’s Music Festival is ready for the 22nd opening night event titled Fantasy and Magic. Opening night will be held at the Birch Creek Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor at 7 pm on June 8.

  • Article posted Monday, June 4, 2012 3:30pm

    Who was Sister Bay’s first village president?

  • Docent-led Hikes Offered at The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School will again offer docent-led hikes covering the history, folklore and landscape of the school and its 128-acre property. These interpretive hiking tours will visit the historic buildings and campus, and are led by volunteers.

  • Registration Open for Sail Training Foundation Classes

    Registration is currently underway for sailing classes by the Sturgeon Bay Sail Training Foundation (STF). Classes begin June 18 and are taught by US Sailing Certified instructors.

  • Sister Bay Centennial Celebration & Jumpin’ June Events

    Sister Bay Centennial Celebration & Jumpin’ June events celebrate 100 years of history with events and activities on June 8 and 9. Festivities begin June 8 at 7 pm with opening ceremonies at the Sister Bay Village Hall.

  • Birding Programs at the Ridges Sanctuary

    Warblers, shorebirds, raptors and bluebirds are just a few of the species to be seen at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor as they continue the regular schedule of bird hikes and programs.

  • Door County Kayak Tours Lead Night Paddle for Fyr Bal

    Door County Kayak Tours are leading a night kayak tour for the 48th Annual Fyr Bal Festival on June 16. Kayak guides will take kayakers for a paddle on the bay to watch the sunset, lighting ceremonies of the bonfires and fireworks.

  • Trolleys and Limnologists at Crossroads at Big Creek

    The Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay will host various programs throughout early June. On June 10 the Crossroads Cross-Generational Program, “Take the Trolley to Monarch Trail” will be held at 12:45 pm.

  • Sail Aboard the “Denis Sullivan” this Summer

    The summer of 2012 will offer both residents and visitors to Door County multiple opportunities to actually sail aboard the tall-ship Denis Sullivan. Cruises will range from a two-day sailing adventure around the Door Peninsula to three-hour trips down the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal and into the deep blue waters of Lake Michigan.

  • Chateau Saint Florin White Bordeaux, France 2010

    This white blend from the Bordeaux region in southwestern France is a nice combination of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

  • Congratulations to Kembria Burr

    The server featured this week is another local girl. It was early in her teens when she gave this work a whirl. Been working at dear Horseshoe as four seasons have gone by.

  • 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?


    Twelve-year-old Kevin Remiker shows off his big catch on the Fish Creek Town Dock on May 25.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Wisconsin has long been known as America’s dairyland – just look at one of our license plates to be reminded of that. Cheese in Wisconsin is more than a good bag of curds, or a slice of American cheese, especially with the fast growing world of artisan cheese.

  • Play Fore! The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School’s Fourth Annual “Play ‘Fore!’ The Clearing” 9-hole Golf Scramble Fundraiser is scheduled for June 25 at Peninsula State Park Golf Course.

  • Buckets of Rain Revival at DCA

    On June 15, six of Door County’s favorite musicians will come to Door Community Auditorium (DCA) for a revival of their hit musical revue Buckets of Rain: The Songs of Bob Dylan.

  • Door County Folk Festival Registration is Open

    The 33rd Annual Door County Folk Festival (DCFF) will run from July 11 – 15 at various locations in Baileys Harbor, Sister Bay, Ephraim and Fish Creek.

  • A Taste of Sicily at Savory Spoon

    Savory Spoon Cooking School’s ninth season begins with a taste of Sicily. Janice Thomas returned in May from a culinary excursion of this breathtaking Italian island and has firsthand experience in making arancini, a famous rice ball loved in Sicily.

  • Carol Hoehn Instructs Tai Chi Course at Junction Center

    Junction Center Yoga Studio will offer a Tai Chi course beginning June 18. Carol Hoehn returns to Door County from her other home in Taiwan to teach the oldest form of Chinese martial arts.

  • Corner of the Past Museum Opens for 16th Season

    The 16th season of The Corner of the Past Museum, operated by the Sister Bay Historical Society, starts on June 9 and 10. Docents will be on hand from 11 am – 3 pm every weekend through the end of June.

  • Gibraltar Historical Association Presents “AFT and ‘Victory Farm'”

    The Gibraltar Historical Association’s June 8 program is titled, “AFT and Victory Farm.” This is an audio/visual presentation about one of the Gibraltar area’s cultural offerings, American Folklore Theatre (AFT).

  • First Lady Dolley Madison Visits Ephraim Village Hall

    First lady Dolley Madison will visit Ephraim on June 21, courtesy of the Ephraim Library Fund, Inc., and the Ephraim Moravian Women. Noted first lady actress Jessica Michna will portray Madison.

  • Dennis Hale Presents Autobiography, “Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor”

    Dennis Hale, author of Shipwrecked: Reflections of the Sole Survivor, returns to Door County for a pair of presentations on June 21 and 22 in response to a popular appearance in Sturgeon Bay in 2011.

  • Mike Orthober Adds to Door County Historical Museum Display

    Mike Orthober, a master taxidermist from Egg Harbor, will be mounting a specimen at the Door County Historical Museum on June 16. The specimen will be for the “Seasons of Life” display and he will be there for most of the day.

  • Door County Bridge Club Begins Third Season

    The third season of the Door County Bridge Club began on June 1. Sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), duplicate bridge games will be held every Tuesday at 12 pm and every Friday at 9 am through September.

  • Brian Pertl Teaches Music Seminar at Bjِrklunden

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering the seminar “Exploring the Magic of Music: A Sonic Adventure of Global Proportions” with Brian Pertl from June 24 – 29.

  • Community Foundation’s Arts Fund Now Accepting Applications

    The Door County Community Foundation recently announced it is inviting local charities to submit applications for financial support from the Community Foundation’s Arts Fund.

  • Fine Art Fair Award Winners Announced

    Winners of the 14th annual juried Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair were announced by the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, event sponsor. In the 2-dimensional category, photographer Mathew Aaron Aicher took first place and second place went to painter Gisela Magdalena Moyer.

  • Rigoniworks Art Gallery Opening in Sister Bay

    Rigoniworks Art Gallery has taken up residence where Julie's Upscale Resale used to be located, behind the Sister Bay Bowl. Jim Rigoni, a Wisconsin native, is a nationally recognized artist and author of the novel, Time Once Again: Evolution of the Spirit.

  • DCAL Announces Artists of the Week

    M. Karen Shanahan and Susan Hitchler are the featured artists at the Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery from June 3 – 10. Shanahan, of Ephraim, uses watercolors to depict her favorite subjects – florals and landscapes.

  • Algoma Students Create Garden Sculpture

    Large, colorful toad or butterfly sculptures are appearing in gardens and yards throughout Algoma. The clay sculptures were created by 75 students from St.

  • Mr. Helsinki Displays High Qi Fractal Artwork

    On May 18, Mr. Helsinki Restaurant & Wine Bar in Fish Creek unveiled their first art exhibit of the season. Gale Ritchey’s high qi holomovement fractal artwork will be displayed through June 30.

  • Nyberg Displays at TAP

    The Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) lobby is now adorned with seven Tim Nyberg paintings. TAP's managing director, James Valcq noticed Nyberg’s "Story Starter" series at his gallery and inquired if Nyberg had ever done set design.

  • Bonnie Warecki Recognized for Gyotaku Artwork

    Bonnie Warecki, a local artist specializing in “inking” fish, was recently honored for her artwork. In March, Warecki was the “Featured Artist of the Month” at the Collier County Museum of the Everglades in Florida, and in May, she was the “Artist of the Year” for the 2012 Annual Ladies Tarpon Tournament in Marathon, Florida.

  • Painting with Fire at The Flying Pig

    Jeff Greening of Green Bay has worked with metal since he was 18. Twenty-four years later, he continues his career in stainless steel specialty work. Greening’s artistic creations, such as “The Vase of Flowers,” grace many private and public gardens.

  • Exhibit II Opens at Fine Line Designs Gallery

    Exhibit II premieres at Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim on June 8 and features the artwork of four female artists: textile artist Martha Fieber, sculptor Jude Ryan Reiling and oil painters Deb Mortl and Lori Beringer.

  • Turn Straw into Gold

    The Clearing Folk School announces Norbert Blei, essayist, novelist, poet, painter and journalist, will teach a one-day writing class on September 14 from 9 am to 4 pm.

  • “Schooner Days in Door County” Available

    Twenty-five years after its original printing, Schooner Days in Door County has returned to the Door County Maritime Museums’ store shelves. 

  • Steel Bridge Songfest Rocks Sturgeon Bay June 7 – 10

    The eighth annual Steel Bridge Songfest will once again rock the Door County town of Sturgeon Bay from June 7 - 10, with a record number of songwriters and bands performing at twelve indoor and outdoor venues.