Volume 18 Issue 17 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Weekend ReCAP

    1. My weekend half-started Friday morning, when Pulse photographer Len Villano and I hopped on the lighthouse tour at Lakeshore Adventures. Owner Todd Haleen spent about an hour and a half taking us (and a very nice couple from Sun Prairie, Wis.

  • Door County’s Local Librarian

    There is no better place to find literature of all kind than your local library, and no one better to help you find what you’re looking for than the librarians.

  • Cherry Land Chapters

    The moon was orange. Amber decides she’ll always remember the heavy bulb hanging in the blackness of the sky like a foreboding ornament, a warning signal as her and Brian sit on the edge of a wooden dock: something isn’t right.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 368

    My mother kept a handwritten record of every cent she spent from the day she and my father were married until the day she died. So it’s no wonder I especially like this poem by Jared Harel, who teaches creative writing at Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

  • Island Players Sponsors Forensics Team at Washington Island School

    In keeping with its mission – “to bring quality theater experiences to the Washington Island community through performances and programs for adults and schoolchildren alike” – Island Players, in cooperation with the Washington Island School, is sponsoring Forensics, a program of interpretive and dramatic events for middle and senior high school students.

  • The Bowl Opens a New Kind of Alley

    Customers can now enjoy drinks in the fresh air at the Sister Bay Bowl’s outdoor seating area and bar, The Alley. “Outdoor dining is a new trend and I think that’s what visitors are looking for and businesses are providing,” said Rachel Willems, granddaughter of Sister Bay Bowl founder.

  • WPS 2012 Energy Challenge

    Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is challenging community non-profit organizations in its second annual "WPS Energy Challenge." Selected clubs could earn up to $1,500 for learning about energy conservation, saving energy at club members’ homes and assisting community members in weatherizing their homes.

  • Nuclear Reaction

    Tens of thousands Number of Japanese citizens that rallied in Yoyogi Park to protest Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s decision to restart two of Japan’s 54 idled nuclear reactors after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster 1/3 The amount of Japan’s economy fueled by nuclear power until recently 15 Percent shortage estimated that Kansai Electric, the company that provides power to Japan’s second most populous region, could face this summer if nuclear plants remained idle 10 Percent that officials have asked the people of Kansai to cut back on their power usage $66 Billion Cost of importing fossil fuel while reactors sat idle that pushed Japan into a trade deficit for the first time since 1980 1 Percent of Japan’s total electricity that comes from renewable energy sources 80 Percent of CO2 reduction the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies concluded that a nuclear-free Japan could achieve by 2050 Source: news.

  • COMMENTARY: Leave Levels Alone

    Almost 100 people attended the International Joint Commission (IJC) meeting on July 11 at the Door Community Auditorium, where they had the chance to get regional perspectives on a regional issue and voice their concerns.

  • Luna Moth

    Occasionally our front door outside light has been accidentally left on during the night, often resulting in a wonderful array of moths clinging to the screen on the door, the siding of our home or on the sidewalk.

  • Sturgeon Bay Farm and Craft Market “Vendor of the Week”

    If you have ever visited the Sturgeon Bay Saturday Morning Farm and Craft Market, you are sure to have seen this week’s featured vendor. That’s because Sully’s Produce has been attending the market for about 28 years.

  • Always Ready, Always Second

    Sverre Falck-Pederson will enter the water among 999 other athletes for the sprint distance of the Door County Triathlon July 21, and while he’ll certainly be ready for the competition, it’s unlikely that any of those other athletes will have a story quite like his.

  • Door County Century Price Increase Aug. 1

    Registration for the 34th annual Door County Century taking place Sunday, September 9 opened on April 1, and over 1,500 riders have already signed up! Event organizers are encouraging people to sign up by the end of this month, as the price will jump from $55 to $60 per rider after July 31.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • A Pre-Fall Fest meeting is scheduled for Sept. 11 at 5 pm in the Sister Bay Village Hall, and a representative from each organization or business participating in Fall Fest must attend.

  • Jigsaw Puzzles, a Popular Pastime

    [Note: The recent heat took a toll on my creativity this week so below I offer a column that was originally published in June of 2001. This was the second of two columns about the history of jigsaw puzzles and was prompted by a discussion my mother had with a customer in the bookstore on Memorial Day weekend in 2001.]

  • A Mosquito’s Characteristic Buzz and Vinblastine

    Insects tend to fly at two speeds: the escape (or takeoff) speed and the cruising speed. A large dragonfly, for example, maintains a cruising speed of about 16 mph, but its escape speed is closer to 35 mph.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:43am

    50 Percent of 60-year-olds who have less than $37,500 in their 401(k).

  • Economic Sustainability Committee Received Focus Group Reports

    The Economic Sustainability Committee has received the Ellison Bay Business Focus Group Report, which is available on the town’s website.

  • Small Yet Beautiful Acts of Generosity

    Working professionally in the world of philanthropy for the last two decades, I am often asked to volunteer with the business, legal or fund development aspects of managing a non-profit corporation.

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • Emergency Management of Door County with cooperation of the Door County Fire Chiefs has placed a temporary ban on open burning. This ban prohibits any open burning, agriculture burning or similar legal fires until weather conditions improve.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 19, 2012 10:30am

    Surrendered in March from Egg Harbor, Sugar became a new mom at the Door County Humane Society 10 days later. Her kittens, Cane and Cube, are available.

  • Making the Most of Our Time Here

    At the Door County Community Foundation’s Celebration of Giving, Anne Emerson accepted the 2012 Philanthropist of the Year Award. She was welcomed to the podium July 18 with applause and a standing ovation from almost 200 Door County philanthropists, graciously accepting the award with recognition of other local activists, community love and a few tears.

  • Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Malmgren’s Missionary Work

    Sister Bay Moravian Church’s annual Pancake Breakfast will be held August 18 from 8 to 10:30 am. Breakfast includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, maple syrup, applesauce, coffee, milk and juice.

  • Mariner Award Presentation Dinner

    The public is invited to join the Door County Maritime Museum and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club in honoring the Third Annual Mariner Award nominees, including Coast Guard Person of the Year.

  • CHIPs Continues at Northern Door YMCA

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

  • Unity Earns National Recognition

    Unity, leaders in hospice and palliative care, was recently named a Circle of Life Award® Citation of Honor recipient. Unity was recognized with this national award for its innovative palliative program that improves the care of patients with serious illness.

  • NDCC Expands Commemorative Brick Walkway

    The Northern Door community is invited to help Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) expand their commemorative brick walkway. The engraved bricks have been laid as a walking memorial pathway for children and their families to use as they enter the building.

  • Women Build Program Holds Monthly Work Day

    The Door County Habitat for Humanity Women Build Program will be holding its second monthly Women Build work day of the summer July 21. The program, which got its local start in 2009, completed a whole house remodel last year, and in 2012, the Habitat Women Build participants have decided to partner in the current Thrivent Builds project in Institute.

  • MDCMC Hosts ImPACT Workshop

    On July 13, Ministry Door County Medical Center held an ImPACT Workshop at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center. The Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) workshop was presented to athletic trainers, physicians, nurses and MDCMC staff to learn and recognize concussion symptoms.

  • More than a Windsock

    Pilots flying into the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport currently have to rely on outdated technology – a windsock – to know what way the wind is blowing. But next year, airport commissioners hope to get in line for installation of an Automated Weather Observation (AWO) system to give incoming pilots accurate, accessible information on local weather conditions.

  • Sister Bay Community Blood Drive at First Baptist Church

    The Sister Bay Community Blood Drive will be held July 24 from 10:45 am – 4 pm at First Baptist Church. Northern Grill and Miss Door County's Outstanding Teen, Lena MacDonald, are teaming with the American Red Cross to increase attendance.

  • Kathryn Childers Headlines Celebrate Women! Luncheon

    Kathryn Childers, a member of the first group of female U.S. Secret Service Agents, will speak at the Women’s Fund Celebrate Women! Luncheon on August 22 at Stone Harbor Resort.

  • A Night in the Life of a Sturgeon Bay Police Officer

    During a recent meeting with Sturgeon Bay Police Chief Arleigh Porter, he recommended that, to really see what his department does, I go on a ride-along with one of his officers. And so it was that, around 8 pm on Saturday, July 14, I pulled into the parking lot at Sturgeon Bay City Hall to meet Officer Steve Meisner, who was kind enough to act as my chauffer and tour guide during the last half of his patrol.

  • Local Addition to Pinkert Law Firm

    Pinkert Law Firm LLP announces the addition of Amy M. Sullivan as Associate attorney in the firm’s trust and estates, real estate, litigation and general practice groups.

  • Melissa Emery Receives WEP, Inc. Promotion

    Melissa Emery has been promoted to Associate Director of WEP, INC (Women’s Employment Project, Inc). Emery joined WEP, INC in 2007 with a Masters in Liberal Studies, Disability Studies from the University of Toledo and seven years of professional experience in Ohio.

  • Amy DeMain Fills New Role for North Shore Bank

    North Shore Bank recently announced that Amy DeMain has been named mortgage loan originator. In her new role, DeMain will serve Brown, Oconto, Manitowoc, Door and Kewaunee Counties.

  • NWTC Recognized as Model of Efficiency

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is one of eight colleges and universities recognized by University Business magazine’s Models of Efficiency program.

  • Walk With Walker

    The First Lady of Wisconsin recently hiked to the top of the state’s tallest sand dune, which just happens to be in Door County. On July 18, Tonette Walker visited Whitefish Dunes State Park as part of her Walk With Walker initiative, which promotes exploration of Wisconsin’s parks, trails, and landscapes.

  • Sheriff’s Department Makes a Splash with Homeland Security Grant

    Expect to see the Door County Sheriff’s Department making a big splash on the lake this summer. The department recently acquired a new 500-horsepower Donzi police boat that comes equipped with the technology needed to fight maritime crime.

  • A Discussion of Education

    July is a time of transition for two Door County school districts as both Tina Van Meer and Linda Underwood Schweigert, the incoming superintendents for Gibraltar and Sevastopol schools, respectively, began their new positions at the beginning of the month.

  • Balaton Cherries Available at Orchard Country Winery & Market

    Orchard Country Winery & Market in Fish Creek is currently harvesting tart Balaton cherries. Bob Lautenbach uses a mechanical harvester to shake the cherries off the trees.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League Standings, Results and Schedule, July 18

    STANDINGS Nicolet Beach Concessions, 30-3 Blue Horse Beach Café, 28-2 Husby’s, 27-3 Peninsula Pub, 24-9 P.C. Junction, 21-9 Peninsula Pulse, 20-16 Wilson’s Super Scoopers, 17-10 Off a Horse, 15-15 Gray-Aire Dairy, 14-16 Blue Ox, 13-14 Northern Grill, 8-19 Paper Boy, 8-22 Sets on the Beach, 6-21 Camp David, 6-30 Bay Shore Outdoor Store, 5-22 Gravity […]

  • AARP Hosts Program on Social Security and Medicare

    Door County’s senior residents turned out en masse for a July 11 discussion of Social Security and Medicare reform. The discussion, which took place at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay, was part of a series of national town hall meetings that are being hosted by AARP, called “You’ve Earned a Say.

  • Walking on Water

    The rolling waves in Ephraim’s bay lapped against my bare feet as I tried to stay center on “Bomber,” the biggest and most stable paddleboard available to rent at the South Shore Pier in Ephraim.

  • No Ordinary Family Band: The Hollands!

    When a band tours, we imagine them going from giant luxury bus to airplane and back to giant luxury bus, playing as many gigs as they possibly can, which means spending the least amount of time possible in any given location.

  • Line Dance the Night Away

    Perhaps I was a bit overdressed for country western line dancing at the Carrington Pub with my cowboy hat and bandana. One woman had a set of cowboy boots, and there may have been a few tasseled shirts, but the common factor between all of the dancers was mild inexperience paired with a willingness to learn.

  • Q&A – Questions and Artists – Craig Blietz

    Craig Blietz is one of the most well known working artists in Door County. This interview took place just outside of Sister Bay in his self-designed studio located on 20 acres of woods, trees and meadows.

  • Everything an Artist Could Want

    Cherry pie for breakfast is apparently the key to Shawn Cornell’s success as a plein air painter in Door County. “It started the first year when I had bought a cherry pie,” recalled Diane Miller, who has hosted Cornell and his wife Elizabeth for several years.

  • Selbach Oster Riesling Spنtlese Mosel 2010 Germany

    This Riesling comes from a nearly 200-year-old winery in the Mosel region of Germany. The vineyard is built on very steep, southward facing slopes along the Mosel River into mineral-rich, rocky slate.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:53am

    How many seats are in the Door Community Auditorium?

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:48am

    Cancer (June 22 – July 22): You will soon see a new direction in your life and it will be forecast in the next Pulse horoscope. Postpone the trip to sponge off your relatives and be at the newsstand to obtain an early edition of the July 27th Pulse when all will be revealed.

  • Overheard, Shout Outs 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?

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 18, 2012 11:44am

    Dear Mary Pat, I am so tired of everyone snapping at me. I get that it's hot outside, but everywhere I turn, someone is being a crank. Whether it's a delivery guy driving a truck without any air (which I admit would be the absolute worst) or my four kids whining that they can't go outside cause it's too hot, enough already.


    Megan, Maddie, Jack and Cole ran wild through the fields following the very filling 2012 FFA Farm Breakfast in Sevastopol.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Affinage is a French term, referring to the craft of refining or finishing cheese. It is an old, hands-on process that involves aging a formed cheese until it reaches its optimal ripeness, quality and peak flavor.

  • Congratulations to Julia, Jasmine and JoJo

    The servers this week come in a bunch, For a tasty treat, stop by after lunch. As JoJo says, “The product’s perfect, so near the beach.” For a day in Clark Park or on the boat within reach.

  • Short Shots

    Sally Scheefe of Edina, Minn. hit a hole in one on 165-yard hole 5 using a 5 hybrid at Maxwelton Braes.

  • Golf League Results

    Recent league results from around the county.

  • Gould-Chomeau Scholarship Golf Tournament Continues Tradition and Adds New Twist

    For years, the Gould-Chomeau Golf Tournament has been widely known as a precursor to the Resorters’ Golf Tournament in early August at Peninsula State Park.

  • Sunday at the Village Series Features Award-winning Author

    Lee Somerville will be the next presenter for the Sunday at the Village series at Crossroads on July 22. Somerville is the award-winning author of Vintage Wisconsin Gardens.

  • Domicile Hosts Stuff-o-Rama Flea Market

    The Stuff-o-Rama Flea Market will be held on July 21 at Domicile from 8 am – 3 pm. Vendors will sell antiques, glassware, jewelry, furniture, baseball cards, household items, craft supplies, girls clothing (size 8-junior), and many other items.

  • Free Movies in Sturgeon Bay

    The City of Sturgeon Bay Parks and Recreation Department announce two free movies will be shown in the park this summer. All movies will be family friendly and have a rating of G or PG.

  • Jacksonport Celebrates Cherry Fest

    Lakeside Park in Jacksonport is once again the venue for Cherry Fest. The celebration is August 4 from 7 am – 4 pm. Food will be served, including fresh cherries, cherry brats and cherry hamburgers as well as an assortment of cherry desserts.

  • Family Programs Offered at The Ridges

    The Ridges Sanctuary is offering programs for inquisitive and adventurous families. On July 23, the program Wet and Wild is from 2 – 3:30 pm. Wet feet are part of the fun in this search for diving beetles, small fish, whirligig beetles and damselfly larvae in a shallow pond.

  • Guided Hike of Little Lake Nature Preserve

    On July 21, the Door County Land Trust invites the public to a guided hike of its northernmost nature preserve, the Little Lake Nature Preserve on Washington Island.

  • DCMM Offers Cruise to Pottawatomie Lighthouse

    Door County Maritime Museum’s summer cruises will visit the historic Pottawatomie Lighthouse on Rock Island. The trip departs Gills Rock at 12 pm on July 22 aboard the excursion boat Island Clipper (boarding begins at 11:30 am).

  • Summer Harvest Cherry Fest at Orchard Country Winery & Market

    Orchard Country Winery & Market will host its 8th Annual Summer Harvest Cherry Fest on July 21 from 10 am – 5 pm.

  • The Vespus Marimba Band Brings Eclectic Repertoire to TAP

    The Vespus Marimba Band, a favorite in the Southwest, is coming to Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) as part of their new Main Stage Performance Series. Featuring music from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, and the Caribbean, as well as jazz, ragtime, classical, and originals, Vespus is a one-of-a-kind ensemble that provides a unique concert experience.

  • Door Concerts, Inc. Announce 29th Season

    Door Concerts, Inc. announce the 29th consecutive season of community concerts in Sturgeon Bay. The concert series includes performances by Pro Arte Quartet (October 18), Cahal Dunne (Oct.

  • Heidi Swedberg & the Sukey Jump Band Perform at TAP

    On July 21 at 7:30 pm, Heidi Swedberg & the Sukey Jump Band will perform at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). Best known for portraying Susan on Seinfeld, Swedberg is also known as a touring and performing musician with her Sukey Jump Band.

  • Bill Camplin and Randy Sabien Combine Talents for Woodwalk Concert Series

    On July 20, Bill Camplin and Randy Sabien will preform together for the Woodwalk Concert Series. Camplin is well known as a singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist.

  • Todd Snider Takes the DCA Stage

    On July 28 at 7 pm, Nashville-based songwriter Todd Snider will take the Door Community Auditorium stage. Snider is an alt-country rocker whose colorful characters, wry observations, and incisive sense of humor have led some to call him the most likable man in music.

  • Chris Irwin Returns for 13th Fishstock Concert

    American Folklore Theatre veteran Chris Irwin (Guys on Ice, Goodnight Irene) returns to Camp David on July 22 for his 13th annual Fishstock concert. Irwin plays a variety of bluegrass, folk and country music, and will be joined by Paul Sowinski, Doc Heide, his mother, Joan Irwin (traveling all the way from Georgia), and other special guests.

  • The Skümbلàg Show at Sonny’s Pizzeria and Grill

    The vaudevillian antics of The Skümbلàg Show is coming to Fish Creek on July 28 at Sonny’s Pizzeria and Grill at 10 pm. In the late ‘80s a group of students from the University of New Mexico banded together to form the 21st century vaudeville troupe, Skümbلàg.

  • Oneida Nation Pow Wow Dancers Perform at Peg Egan PAC

    Oneida Nation Pow Wow Dancers are coming to the Peg Egan PAC, Egg Harbor, on July 21. This performance features pow wow dancers and Straight Across, a drum group from the Oneida Nation.

  • Birch Creek Ambassadors Return to UUF

    The Birch Creek Ambassadors return to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) on July 26 at 7 pm. The cabaret-style concert will feature complimentary refreshments and exceptional jazz throughout the evening.

  • Theatre Workshops Continue at TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse’s (TAP) series of theatre workshops for all ages continues July 21 with workshops led by Amy Ensign (currently appearing in Door Shakespeare’s As You Like It) and Heidi Swedberg (“Susan” from Seinfeld).

  • Sunset Concert Series Presents Second City Comedy Troupe

    Second City Comedy Troupe takes the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series on July 22 at 7 pm. Hilarious, spontaneous, topical and insightful – The Second City is the most famous brand in live comedy.

  • Stage Theatre Company Opens “Souvenir”

    The second production of the Stage Door Theatre Company, Souvenir, opened on July 19 at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). Souvenir is a musical play written by Stephen Temperley.

  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCoury Harmonize at DCA

    On July 24 at 7 pm, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will join special guest Del McCoury live on the stage of Door Community Auditorium. Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCoury are each legends in their own right, selling out their live performances across the U.

  • Birch Creek Welcomes International Student

    Talented students from around the country come to Birch Creek for intensive instruction in Symphony, Percussion & Steel Band, and Big Band Jazz. These students predominantly come from the Midwest, but also from places far beyond.

  • Waniger School Open in Southern Door

    The Southern Door Archives Group announces the newly restored one-room schoolhouse, Waniger School, will be open to the public on Saturdays in July and August from 12 – 3 pm.

  • SBHS Hosts Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

    Polka man Dale Graff and his Bellows and Strings Band will provide a vintage atmosphere at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social hosted by the Sister Bay Historical Society on July 24.

  • Lake Lessons Speaker Series Presents Jason Feldman

    Lake Lessons, The Ridges’ Thursday night speaker series, continues on July 26 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall with Jason Feldman’s presentation, “75 Years of Garden Inspiration.

  • Glenn Timmerman Retells Stories of Horseshoe Bay Farms

    Horseshoe Bay Farms was recently placed on the National and State Register of Historic Communities. To commemorate this distinction, the Door County Historical Society will sponsor a dinner and presentation on July 23.

  • Barn Dance at Ephraim Village Hall

    A barn dance will be held on July 21 from 7 – 9:30 pm at the Ephraim Village Hall in Ephraim. Live music will be provided by Sugar on the Floor Barn Dance Orchestra.

  • Sister Bay Lions Club Host Annual Door County Antique Show

    The Sister Bay Lions Club is hosting the 38th annual Door County Antique Show July 20 and 21 from 10 am – 5 pm at the Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek.

  • DCHM is Searching for Prohibition Era Items

    Did you know that Door County had its own Rum Runners apprehended by the U.S. Coast Guard? On July 28, the Door County Historical Museum in cooperation with the Door County Archives, will display items relating to the Prohibition Era from the museum and archive collections.

  • Last Call for Vendors

    Artists and craftsmen offering American made, handcrafted furniture and accessories are needed for the 2012 Fine Furnishings Show in Milwaukee from October 5 – 7.

  • Stephanie Trenchard Featured in Santa Fe Gallery

    The work of Sturgeon Bay artist Stephanie Trenchard will be displayed at the Jane Sauer Gallery in Santa Fe from July 20 – August 14. This is Trenchard's first solo show with the gallery, and is titled “Narratives in Glass.

  • Youth Camps Contribute to Story and Public Art

    NatureCreates! Camps begin at Woodwalk Gallery on July 24 and will continue daily through July 27. An unveiling celebration and interactive “story time” will culminate the week’s events at 3 pm on July 27.

  • DCAL Announces Demonstration and Artists of the Week

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) presents Green Bay artist Sally Berner at the July 23 meeting at 7 pm at the Gibraltar Fire Station. Berner will demonstrate dog portraiture.

  • Hidden Galleries of Ellison Bay

    Two “hidden galleries” of northern Door County will open their doors July 26 and 27 from 10 am to 5 pm, awarding visitors with a bouquet of artists in a gallery of gardens.

  • Meadows Art Gallery Features Florence Thoms

    The Good Samaritan Scandia Village in Sister Bay announces the artwork of Florence Thoms is currently displayed at the Meadows Art Gallery. Her show is the first in a new direction for the arts community of Door County by the Scandia Village facility.

  • Door County Outdoor Painters on Location

    The Door County Outdoor [plein air] Painters paintouts continue every Wednesday morning at various peninsula locales. The rocky cliffs, water and trail along the Cave Point shoreline were their most recent subjects.

  • Studio Gallery Tour of Fish Creek

    July 25 – 27, from 11 am to 5 pm, the public is invited to an open studio gallery event throughout Fish Creek. Four visual artists will host tours with demonstrations, refreshments and door prizes.

  • J. Jeffrey Taylor Hosts Jewelry Trunk Show

    J. Jeffrey Taylor will host their annual trunk show featuring Liztech Jewelry from July 20 – 28. Jill Elizabeth, of Pennsylvania, has handcrafted whimsical creations since 1984.

  • Newport House Gallery Introduces Polly Joubert

    Newport House Gallery in Ellison Bay is pleased to introduce painter Polly Joubert to the Door County art scene. Joubert has created a series of detailed and historically researched paintings of Door County lighthouses.

  • Baileys Harbor Community Mural Update

    Work on the Baileys Harbor Community Mural recently began on the wall of Nelson’s Shopping Center in Baileys Harbor. Over 50 panels were installed and primed; and muralist Ram Rojas worked at night to project images onto the wall as guide marks for the painting.

  • Ekholm Reveals New Painting

    Judi Ekholm recently completed “The Golden Pond,” an oil painting on Belgian linen. Monet's “Garden at Giverny” was the inspiration behind the painting.

  • Koenke Redefines the Wisconsin Landscape

    Born and raised in Milwaukee, Julie Koenke was uniquely aware of issues of segregation, race, class and culture at an early age. Her experiences led her to develop an interest in community work, education and youth development.

  • Wheel Throwing Demonstrations at TR Pottery

    Watch pottery being made during special demonstrations on Mondays in July and August from 2 – 3 pm at TR Pottery. Potter Tony Gebauer works in a production style, and says, “I want to stay consistent over time.

  • Linden Gallery Welcomes Barbara Nuckles

    One of the sunniest sections of Linden Gallery is the area where amber jewelry is displayed. For 13 years, the gallery has featured the collection of Barbara Nuckles.

  • Reception and Pastel Demo at Edgewood

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a reception for Exhibit III on July 21 from 4 – 7 pm. Exhibit III features painters Craig Blietz, Kristine Martineau Gellerman and Tal Walton; jeweler Marcia McDonough; steel furniture maker Jim Rose; and glass artists Joseph and Georgia Pozycinski.

  • Collection Invitational Exhibit & Mosaic Project Hang at the Hardy

    Ephraim’s Hardy Gallery is pleased to announce the 2012 Collection Invitational Exhibit and Collector’s Choice Benefit, as well as the fifth annual Community Mosaic Project.

  • Focus on Color

    See color through the eyes of twenty-three artists from around Wisconsin and the Midwest in the new exhibition opening at the Miller Art Museum, “Focus on Color."

  • 2012 Summer Book Sale

    The Friends of Door County Libraries will host their 2012 Summer Book Sale in the basement of the Sturgeon Bay Library. The book sale will begin July 26 from 6 – 8:30 pm for Friends’ members only.

  • Friends of Door County Library Present James Mihaley

    Aliens, androids and a rhyme-fueled spaceship – talk about an adventure-filled summer read for middle graders! Door County native James Mihaley will lead two upcoming fun-filled family presentations, which will feature reading from his new book, You Can’t Have My Planet, But Take My Brother, Please (published by Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan publishers).

  • Word Women Poetry Displayed on Newport Poetry Trail

    A new group of poems graces the Newport State Park Poetry Trail, now in its third year. The exhibit features the works of Word Women, a Northern Door poetry critique group.

  • Book Signing Event at Cana Island Lighthouse

    Mary Hirthe, co-author of Schooner Days in Door County, will be visiting the historic Cana Island Lighthouse on July 21 from 11 am to 3 pm to share tales of her and her late husband’s adventures and challenges in crafting this classic work on Door County maritime history.

  • Door County League Baseball Results, Week 10

    Egg Harbor stays atop the Door County League baseball standings with a 9-1 record. Their 4-3 win over Baileys Harbor on July 13 set the tone for the weekend of play where all of the visiting teams came out on top of the competition.

  • The Perfect Fit

    Someone knew that Melissa Emery would be the perfect fit for the Door Kewaunee Business Education Partnership (DKBEP) board. Maybe it was the fact that she was raised and works in Door County and now lives in Kewaunee County.

  • How to Raise Door County’s Chicago Profile

    Last week I wrote about “3 Myths About Door County’s Chicago Connection.” It’s clear Door county doesn’t have as strong a presence in Chicago as we think, but there are ways to change that, even with a small marketing budget.