Volume 18 Issue 20 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Sister Bay Sailors Win 100 Miler

    The Beneteau First 38 “Charrette” owned by Deanna and John Peterson, summer residents of Sister Bay, won the 76th running of the Marinette and Menominee Yacht Club’s 100 Miler event.

  • Registration Opens for YMCA Labor Day Weekend Run

    The YMCA’s 11th Annual Labor Day Weekend Run is less than one month away on September 1. The weekend features a 5k run/walk, a half-mile children’s race, a duathlon with a 2 mile run/12 mile bike/2 mile run, and a pairs relay.

  • Freiherr Finds a Good Fit in Clipper Football

    Like anyone looking for a new job, Greg Freiherr endured many interviews this past spring when applying for a new football coaching positions. Plenty of principals, athletic directors, superintendents and parents created a blur of images for the successful former assistant coach, but just a few younger faces at Sturgeon Bay proved monumental to Freiherr in choosing Door County as his new home.

  • Door County Green Fund Accepting Grant Applications

    Local charities are invited by the Door County Community Foundation to submit grant applications for support from the Door County Green Fund. “Door County is blessed with an abundance of natural resources,” says Bret Bicoy, President & CEO of the Community Foundation.

  • Dunes Lake Watershed Study Informational Meeting

    The Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department (SWCD) will host a public informational meeting regarding the Dunes Lake Watershed Study on August 13 at 6 pm.

  • Amphibians

    How little we know about amphibians. Take, for example, a favorite entry in my journal dating back to the third week of August 1970. A group of hikers and I were walking along the western portion of Deerlick Trail at The Ridges when suddenly a very strange, high-pitched squeal began no more than 25 feet away.

  • Jacksonport Women’s Club Promotes Tree Beautification

    The Jacksonport Women's Club has initiated a tree beautification program for the town, hoping to see the scenic byways, county roads, small lakes, and parks lined with Malus x 'Prairifire', a highly disease resistant ornamental crabapple.

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

    Tom and Linda Salzsieder of Salzsieder Landscape Nursery offer a wide variety of landscape ready plants, trees, shrubs, perennials, small fruit trees and landscape supplies such as gator bags for watering.

  • A Surprising Linkage between A Brain Chemical, Sleep Drugs, and Brain Injury

    In the brain, neurons (nerve cells) form long interconnecting chains that carry signals. These chains may be 10 neurons long or 100 neurons long. Let’s call a neuron at one end of the chain “neuron A,” which squirts a chemical into a tiny gap between it and its neighbor, “neuron B,” that causes it to transmit an electrical impulse down the chain to “neuron C."

  • Fall Primary and Board of Review Scheduled

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors with tid bits of information about goings on in Town Government.

  • Cockroaches, Hot Flashes, Toilet Paper and Sun Bathers

    [Author’s Note: While I try to keep up with all my various responsibilities and get Andrew organized to head off to college, I offer an assortment of items that originally appeared in columns I wrote back in 1997.]

  • Public Health Department Designates Cooling Centers

    The Door County Public Health Department encourages all individuals to take precautions for health and safety during the heat events, and announced the libraries and Senior Center are designated cooling centers.

  • Baylake Bank Premier Club, Sturgeon Bay YMCA and MDCMC Sponsor “Put Tomorrow in Motion: Make the Most of your Annuities”

    Baylake Bank Premier Club, Sturgeon Bay YMCA and Ministry Door County Medical Center are sponsoring “Put Tomorrow in Motion: Make the Most of your Annuities.

  • USDA Rural Development Loans Still Available

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development still has loans available to rural Wisconsin communities. Rural Development offers 100 percent financing on home loans with no down payment required.

  • Baileys Harbor VFW Host Brat Fry

    The Baileys Harbor V.F.W. Post 9290 will sell brats and other items at the Valmy Gas Station on August 17. The public is invited to stop by and support local veterans.

  • Art Etc. Sale Currently Underway at Miller Art Museum

    The Art Etc. Sale, a major fundraiser for the Miller Art Museum, is currently underway until August 18. Shoppers are invited to search for a variety of unique items at bargain prices.

  • Sturgeon Bay Hosts Final Free Movie in the Park

    The City of Sturgeon Bay Parks and Recreation Department will feature the final free movie in the park on August 10. The movie begins around 8:30 – 9 pm, and moviegoers should remember to bring a blanket or chair.

  • FSA Announcements and Reminders

    The Farm Service Agency (FSA) has numerous announcements for local producers. With recent dry weather conditions in some areas of the state, farmers are encouraged to document and report crop losses or low crop yields to their local FSA county office.

  • Door County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. Receives $5,000 Grant

    The R. Bruce & Alyce S. Kopseker Trust Fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation recently announced a grant of $5,000 was given to the Door County Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc.

  • Aquatic Invasive Species In Hot Water

    Boats pulled out of Lake Michigan can be treated to an extra rinse this season – a steady stream of hot water from a watercraft decontamination unit parked near the boat launch at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay.

  • CHIPs Continue with New Programs

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs (CHIPs) with the latest series of presentations covering “Diseases of the Blood."

  • The Wellness Center’s Open House Celebrated Expanded Offerings

    Over 100 community members attended The Wellness Center of Door County’s Community Open House on July 24. The new Wellness Center now boasts over 8,000 square feet and includes five exam rooms, one room for minor procedures and sexual assault exams, a conference room for group education, a drive-up window for prescription and supply pick-up, and a multi-purpose room for affordable physical activity classes and small group workshops.

  • Community Invited to Public Works Garage Open House

    The Baileys Harbor Town Board invites the community to an Open House at the new Baileys Harbor Public Works Garage on August 18 from 3 to 6 pm. Tours of the maintenance building, the wastewater treatment plant and the ballpark facilities will be given, and refreshments will be served.

  • Margaret Gilbert’s Door County Life

    Author’s Note: When I reached Margaret Gilbert by phone at her Sevastopol home in May I hoped to get a little perspective on the family farm that her two sons, Ron and Tim, now operate about three miles east of Sturgeon Bay.

  • Mariner Awards Announced

    Two iconic maritime figures and a Coast Guardsman were honored at the annual Mariner Award Dinner on July 28. Charlie Voight, long-time cruise vessel captain and owner of “Charlie’s Smokehouse” in Gills Rock, received the award recognizing a living nominee.

  • Friends of Plum & Pilot Islands Honor Coast Guard

    Retired Coast Guard members who served at Plum Island were the honored guests of the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on July 28 during a picnic held near the island’s historic Life-Saving Station.

  • By the Numbers

    9.3, 9.6, and 10.3 The unemployment rates of Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles, respectively, in June 5.

  • Sail Any Way Program Gets People with Physical Disabilities on the Water

    Eric Murrock was more confident than many first-time sailors when he pulled in to the dock on a sunny August afternoon. He summed up his sailing style with his first question that crackled over the radio to the instructor: “Can it go faster?” Murrock is no ordinary sailor.

  • Who’s On the Ballot?

    Get ready to cast your ballots on Aug. 14 for the primary elections for state and federal seats. Voters can vote in only one party’s races but are able to write-in candidates in every category.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 9, 2012 10:38am

    Victor is a 10-year-old Pointer mix, who is quiet and unassuming. Now in his third month at the shelter, Victor likes to be with people and doesn't seem to take any mind of the cats wandering in the lobby.

  • Shadow Boxes Depict Sturgeon Bay’s Maritime Traditions

    Sturgeon Bay is known as the Shipbuilding Capital of the Great Lakes, and the creation of a new maritime-themed shadow box display aims to preserve and present that history.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    With more awareness of elder abuse, there is not only more emphasis on recognizing the signs of abuse, but also research on how it can be prevented. There are identifiable risk factors that put older adults in a more vulnerable position to be abused, and one of those factors is isolation.

  • Highway 42/57 Intersection in Sister Bay to Move

    The Sister Bay Village Board passed a motion to re-route State Highway 57 at a special board meeting on August 6. At the meeting, two alternatives were presented to the board by Jeremy Ashauer, project manager from the Department of Transportation (DOT).

  • Jacksonport Considers Assessment Ratio

    There’s reason to believe lakeshore property in Jacksonport is currently overvalued, according to Troy Zacharias of Action Appraisers and Consultants.

  • Funding Help for SBVC Sidewalk Sales

    Sidewalk Sale 2012 was a success in Sturgeon Bay, and the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is asking businesses for funding help. Funding sources have changed and there is no income stream from Sidewalk Sales.

  • JCC Features Handcrafted Seagulls

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts currently features handcrafted seagulls on three-tier decorative nautical pilings. Created from 100 percent dried and cured cedar logs, the pilings and seagulls can be displayed inside or outside.

  • Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Hosts Open House

    Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese announces an open house with notable cheesemakers Chris Roelli and Marieke Penterman is set for August 18. Roelli is the head cheesemaker at Roelli Cheese Haus in Schullsburg, Wis.

  • Dr. Joan Traver Plans to Retire at End of August

    Joan Traver has never been just an internal medicine doctor. Since she opened her practice in a little house in Sister Bay she’s delivered 16 babies, pulled porcupine quills out of whimpering dogs, and treated kittens for conjunctivitis.

  • Unity Adds Kafi Wilson to Clinical Team

    Unity, leaders in hospice and palliative care, recently announced the addition of Kafi Wilson, MD, to its clinical team as an assistant medical director.

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • The application pool for the County Administrator position has been narrowed down to three finalists: Josh Van Lieshout, village administrator for Egg Harbor; Maureen Murphy, village administrator for Slinger; and Charles Kell, village administrator for Little Chute.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • Stop signs will be coming out at two intersections on Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted 4-2 to remove the signs at Georgia Street and 8th Avenue, creating through traffic on Egg Harbor Road where Hardees restaurant was once located.

  • Taillon of Sotheby’s International Realty Completes Luxury Home Marketing Course

    Diane Taillon with Hunter’s Fairway Sotheby’s International Realty of Ephraim recently completed a luxury home marketing training course. Taillon is an award-winning sales associate who has worked in real estate since 2003 and specializes in the Door County luxury home market.

  • Pam Wiegand and Sally Pfeifer Earn CISR Designation

    Pam Wiegand and Sally Pfeifer of the Thomas/Pfeifer Insurance Agency in Sister Bay earned the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR).

  • Designworks Welcomes Interior Designer Katie Harding

    Designworks, a division of Door County Nature Works in Egg Harbor, welcomes commercial interior designer Katie Harding to its staff. Harding has an educational background in design, marketing, advertising, and public relations.

  • Matthew Luders Joins MDCMC Staff

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) announced the appointment of Matthew Luders as Account Executive for the organization. Luders most recently was the Senior Executive Director of the Northern Door YMCA program center in Fish Creek.

  • Miller Electric and NWTC Announce Partnership

    Miller Electric Mfg. Co. and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) recently announced a partnership to supply $1.3 million of new equipment for NWTC’s welding labs.

  • Trying to Save Trees

    Before Dave Burke’s two sons had learned to ride bicycles, he gave each of them a custom-made harness for climbing trees. “If you fall,” he assured them, “I’ll catch you!” To his skeptical wife, he said, “They’ve got to learn some time!” Now one of those sons is co-owner of Dave’s Tree Service.

  • “Meet the Warrens” at Crossroads

    The Sunday in The Village program on Aug. 12 at Crossroads at Big Creek features an ice cream social, a trombone performance by The Bone Boys, and a presentation of “Meet the Warrens."

  • Mystery and Music Seminars Offered at Bjِrklunden

    From Aug. 26 – 31, Bjِrklunden is offering the seminars “Masters of Mystery: The Great Directors of Classic Suspense Films” with Jack Rhodes, and “Classical Humor: Exploring the Element of Humor in Classical Music” with Anthony Padilla.

  • Corner of the Past Museum Hosts Variety of Programs in August

    The Corner of the Past historical museum in Sister Bay has many activities coming up throughout August. “Quilts of the Century” is the theme chosen by the Sturgeon Bay Quilters Guild for their upcoming exhibit at the museum.

  • DCS&PS Offers GPS Seminar

    The Door County Sail & Power Squadron is offering a GPS seminar at SkipperBud’s Quarter Deck Marina on Aug. 11 from 9 – 11 am. GPS has become a common tool for navigation; however, using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in a car.

  • Controversial Author David Kirby to Speak at DCEC Program

    David Kirby, author of the controversial best-seller Animal Factory and Evidence of Harm, is the presenter for the annual Door County Environmental Council free summer program on Aug. 22.

  • Mike Orthober Adds to “Seasons of Life” Display

    Master taxidermist Mike Orthober of Egg Harbor will be at the Door County Historical Museum on Aug. 18 mounting a specimen for the “Seasons of Life” display.

  • Winemaker’s Dinner at Parallel 44

    Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery is hosting a Winemaker’s Dinner on Aug. 24. Executive Chef Matt Winters from The Marq and Winemaker Steve Johnson will present a five-course gourmet meal, and each course will be expertly paired with Parallel 44 wines.

  • Noble Museum Presents “A House in Mourning”

    “A House in Mourning” is the special exhibit of Victorian Era funeral items on display at the Alexander Noble House Museum in Fish Creek. The museum is “in mourning” to depict the September 1905 death of Alexander Noble with windows, doors and mirrors draped in black crape, and the clocks have been stopped at the time of Noble’s death.

  • Learn “The History of the Ridges Sanctuary” with the BHHS

    The Baileys Harbor Historical Society will celebrate the 75th anniversary of The Ridges with the program “The History of the Ridges Sanctuary” on Aug. 21.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League Standings & Results

    Although the final scheduled night of volleyball was August 8, final standings will be determined after August 15 due to make-up games.

  • Stop Signs Coming Out in Sturgeon Bay

    Despite arguments from three citizens and two council members, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted Aug. 7 to take down stop signs on Egg Harbor Road at Georgia St.

  • Husby’s Hosts Cheese & Beer Pairing Event

    Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese, with cheese shops in Egg Harbor and Ellison Bay, will partner with Husby’s Food & Spirits in Sister Bay, for a late afternoon of fantastic artisan cheese and craft beer.

  • “Side Effects May Include” Performed at Woodwalk Gallery

    At the Woodwalk Gallery on Aug. 12, 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm, Wendy Kaplan, president of MadKap Productions, will present Side Effects May Include written by former Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe and playwright Eric Coble.

  • “Souvenir” Ends, and “Shirley Valentine” Begins

    Celebrate Stage Door Theatre Company's production of Souvenir by attending a special cast party and performance on Aug. 10. The party begins at 7 pm with live music in the theater lobby by singer/songwriter Caleb Navarro.

  • KIDS from Wisconsin Take Southern Door Stage

    The Southern Door Community Auditorium announces the KIDS from Wisconsin, the state’s official musical ambassadors, will make their only Door/Kewaunee County appearance on Aug. 14 at 7 pm.

  • Bjِrklunden Presents “Americana”

    Bjِrklunden presents “Americana,” a program featuring saxophone and piano music inspired by the American musical ethos on Sept. 4 at 7 pm. The program will explore the fusion of ragtime, jazz, and musical theatre; and featured American composers include Gunther Schuller, Mohammed Fairouz, and William Albright.

  • PMF’s “Rhapsody in Blue” Features Jonathan Overby Narration

    Jonathan Overby will narrate Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” with the Peninsula Music Festival on Aug. 11 at 6:30 pm. The concert entitled “Rhapsody in Blue” features the music of Aaron Copland and Ira Gershwin and takes place at the Door Community Auditorium.

  • TAP Presents “The Girl Singer: A Tribute To Rosemary Clooney”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces tickets are now available for Ellen Winters' original show “The Girl Singer: A Tribute To Rosemary Clooney.” The show will run for two performances on Aug. 11 at 7:30 pm and Aug. 12 at 2 pm.

  • “Chicago” Continues through August 12

    The Tony Award-winning, razzle-dazzle hit musical Chicago is currently on stage at Peninsula Players Theatre until Aug. 12. This electrifying musical with book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb is based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins, who based her play on actual events in 1920s Chicago.

  • Flamenco Night at Peg Egan PAC

    The Peg Egan PAC will host Flamenco Night on Aug. 12 at 7 pm. This free event pairs the Flamenco music and dance of Kimball & Fernandez with the culinary delights of Parador tapas restaurant.

  • Big Band Jazz Concerts Continue at Birch Creek

    World-class artists continue to perform Big Band Jazz concerts Wednesday through Saturday evenings at Birch Creek Music Performance Center through Aug.

  • Krista Detor Featured at Woodwalk Concert Series

    Woodwalk is pleased to welcome back Krista Detor with storyteller Arbutis Cunningham to the Woodwalk Concert Series on Aug. 10. With her acclaimed album, Mudshow, Detor was established as a gifted player on the world stage.

  • “Taste of Egg Harbor” Held at Harbor View Park

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society (EHHS) will host the annual “Taste of Egg Harbor,” on August 25, 10 am – 4 pm, at Harbor View Park. The day’s activities include a “Taste of Egg Harbor” with food and beverage specialties from area restaurants and shops.

  • “Garden Luncheon Spectacular” to Benefit MDCMC

    The public is invited to the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary fundraiser, “Garden Luncheon Spectacular.” This is an opportunity to enjoy lunch in a fantastic outdoor setting complete with waterfall, fishpond and gorgeous gardens.

  • History Hikes Offered at The Clearing

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

  • The Community’s Garden Hosts an “Old Fashioned Picnic”

    The Community’s Garden is hosting their annual fundraiser, an “Old Fashioned Picnic,” on Aug. 22 from 4 – 8 pm. The event takes place at the garden located on 16th Place, between Michigan Street and Rhode Island in Sturgeon Bay.

  • West Fest Features Stone Sober and Center Line

    The annual West Fest takes place on Aug. 11 from 11 am – 5 pm in the business district of Sturgeon Bay’s West Side. This western themed event will be focused on Madison Avenue and Oak Street.

  • Congratulations to Mario Gonzalez

    When we’re young we had no choice when our parents did collect us. They moved Mario to DC from his home in central Texas. At first a tough transition, a move he wished he could delete.

  • Andrew Will Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley 2010 Washington State

    After our Petit Verdot tasting last week, we decided to hit up another Bordeaux blend varietal that is seeing more and more time as a leading role. The Cabernet Franc grape has become a more noticeable varietal by itself over the last few years, while maintaining its role as blending partner to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in French and New World red blends.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:19am

    In 1865, Washington Island built its first church, which is still standing. What church is it?

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 8, 2012 10:12am

    Leo (July 23 – August 22): You will soon meet an international swindler wearing a pin stripe suit and a pinkie ring. Do not buy the Sturgeon Bay High School buildings from this man despite his extremely low price.

  • Overheard, Shout Outs and Obsessions

    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, August 8, 2012 10:05am

    Dear Mary Pat, I was having dinner with several friends at one of our favorite local restaurants. We like to sit at the bar since it’s a little less formal, a little more comfortable and then we visit with other locals.


    The Door County based car club, Cherryland A’s, recently enjoyed their summer tour, stopping at Renard’s Cheese in Maplewood for lunch. Lunch was followed by a tasty pit stop to Cherry De-Lite in Forestville.

  • The Cheese Insider

    One of my favorite styles of cheeses is commonly known as “Alpine Style.” This family of cheeses originated in the Alps of Switzerland and eastern France.

  • Brookfield: 1955

    Winter in the Upper Midwest buries memory. By January, the waves of tall Indian grass, the blazing stars and baby’s breath amidst the towering goldenrod, the green smell of earth, they’re all but forgotten. Gone are the lilacs heavy with fragrant blossoms, the deep red cherries on the tree beside the back porch.

  • “The Long-Shining Waters”

    Four stories are told in Danielle Sosin’s lyrical and elegiac novel The Long-Shining Waters, all grounded by the shores of Lake Superior. Although separated by centuries of time, the narratives of three women are linked not only by geography and incidental events, but also by the common elements of human spirit.

  • Golf Events

    Upcoming Door County golf events.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 370

    Here’s a fine poem about family love and care by Janet Eigner, who lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. You can feel that blessing touch the crown of your head, can’t you?

  • Golf Results

    Recent league results from around the county.

  • Meadows Gallery: Room to Grow

    In fourth grade Florence Thoms won first prize in a Smoky the Bear poster contest. She has been making art ever since, most recently as a member of the Meadows Artists at Scandia Village.

  • Clouds Rolling In: JT & the Clouds Perform in Door County

    Cloud-cover is on the way, and for Door County music fans it's never more welcome. JT & the Clouds will be back on the peninsula this month for their two annual return shows in Door County, first hitting Camp David's Fishstock concert series Aug.12, then heading back to their roots on Washington Island Aug. 17.

  • 2012 Red Putter Pro Tournament Results

    Eighty-two players competed in the 11th Annual Red Putter Pro Tournament on August 4 at The Red Putter Mini Golf in Ephraim. Matt McCaslin, of Holly Springs, NC, is the new champion and proud recipient of the coveted Red Jacket.

  • A Sad State of Sports in Wisconsin

    If it weren’t for the Green Bay Packers and their recent run at football dominance, the state of professional sports in Wisconsin would be a tough one to bear.

  • The Sound of a Steel Bridge

    It does not take much convincing to believe that the steel bridge on Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay has much historic value. The characteristic worn steel and many visitors snapping photos lends to the idea that there is significance within the nuts and bolts of the site.

  • “Liger” Exhibited at Kewaunee Inn

    On August 17 from 6 – 8 pm, the Kewaunee Inn will display “Liger.” This exhibition features the work of Kewaunee-based artist David F. Starr, and includes a series of 12 sequential prints and the release of the accompanying book, Liger.

  • A Pirate’s Life for Me

    Placed at the end of the historic Sturgeon Bay Steel Bridge, the Door County Maritime Museum is distinctly unique from any other museum I have seen with its tug boats lining the outside and abundance of pirate themed experiences to be had on the inside.

  • Ekholm Gallery Features “Dragonfly Summer”

    “Dragonfly Summer,” an oil painting on linen, was inspired as a fantasy place for Door County dragonflies. Judi Ekhom’s painting is currently on display at the Ekholm Gallery, located at 3913 Little Spring Road in Fish Creek.

  • Questions and To-Do Lists

    It is hard to believe that only eight weeks ago I got rid of my apartment in Chicago, left my job, bought a car, and moved back to Door County to start working as the Managing Director of Door Shakespeare.

  • DCAL Announces Artists of the Week

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery is featuring the art of Rick Brawner and Gina Ward, artists of the week, August 12 – 19. Brawner, of Fish Creek, is an oil painter whose favorite subjects include boats, landscapes, architecture, figures and portraits.

  • Woodwalk Gallery presents “Of Voice and Sky”

    “Of Voice and Sky,” an exhibit of jewelry and sculpture by Jodi Brey, is currently on display at Woodwalk Gallery. From sculptural “woodland muses” to a dynamic collection of bold jewelry that Brey is renowned for, “Of Voice and Sky” is the artist’s translation of the Door Peninsula and experiences beyond.

  • Classes at Woodwalk’s Paper Shop

    The Paper Shop at Woodwalk Gallery is busy with students creating compositions from Door County’s abundant natural treasures – pressed and dried flowers, plants and leaves.

  • Guest Artist Weekend at Martinez Studio

    Nancy Keyser has been painting every day at her studio in Southern Door, preparing for her Guest Artist Weekend at Martinez Studio, August 10 – 13. An opening reception will be held August 11 from 2 – 6 pm.

  • Linger Presents Rick Brawner’s Plein Air Paintings

    Linger is Fish Creek's newest coffee house with original plein air oil paintings of Door County scenery by local artist, Rick Brawner. Brawner often captures life and landscape of Door County in realistic and impressionistic styles.

  • Fundraising Exhibit at Ellison Bay Pottery

    Ellison Bay Pottery’s fundraising exhibit, “The Magic of Home,” opens with a party on August 17 from 5 – 8 pm. 10 percent of all sales during this evening will be donated to LLS, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

  • Reconnecting with Americana

    Encouraged by Jane Steinke, his art teacher at Goodman High School, Steve Wysocki pursued his passion for painting. He studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay, where he received a Bachelor Degree in Studio Arts in 1997.

  • Exhibit IV Opens at Fine Line Designs Gallery

    Fine Line Designs Gallery’s final exhibit of the 2012 season features artists with inspirations as distinct as their mediums. The works of art quilter Sue Benner, oil painters Donna Lindboe Trupin and Cynthia Tumpach, and glass artist David Leppla premiered at Fine Line on Aug. 9 and will be on display through Sept. 7.

  • Tile Sales Benefit Egg Harbor Public Arts Program

    The Village of Egg Harbor announces the release of special edition ceramic tiles entitled “Egg Harbor Meadow.” This framed tile by Judi Ekholm commemorates the installation of the large outdoor mural on the outside of the Paul J. Bertschingers Center in Egg Harbor.

  • Jewelry Trunk Show at Edgewood Orchard

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a jewelry trunk show for Michael Vincent Michaud August 10 – 12, from 10 am – 5 pm. Michaud is the son nationally known jeweler Michael Michaud whose botanically themed jewelry has also been featured at Edgewood Orchard.

  • Plein Air Festival Winners Announced

    The award-winning works by the featured artists of the 2012 Door County Plein Air Festival, hosted by Peninsula School of Art, will be on view through August 18 at the school.

  • Sister Bay Hosts Festival of Fine Arts

    The 9th annual Door County Festival of Fine Arts (DCFA) is August 11, from 10 am to 5 pm, at Sister Bay Waterfront Park. Each participating artist displays finished pieces, and demonstrates their artistic process at least two scheduled times during the day.

  • Door County League Baseball Results & Standings

    Another outstanding day on the mound for Riley Spetz, who only allowed four hits, helped Egg Harbor clinch the regular season title with one week left to play.

  • By the Numbers

    10 Number of the 11 finishers in the men’s mile run who broke four minutes at the London Diamond track meet July 13 3:59.4 Roger Bannister’s mile time recorded May 6, 1954, the first person to break the four minute barrier (the record is now 3:43.13) 1,252 Number of athletes who have run a mile […]

  • By the Numbers

    10 Number of the 11 finishers in the men's mile run who broke four minutes at the London Diamond track meet July 13 3:59.4 Roger Bannister's mile time recorded May 6, 1954, the first person to break the four minute barrier (the record is now 3:43.

  • Bayview Bridge Closure Detour Routes Still Being Ironed Out

    Due to the late arrival of a representative from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center’s most recent Bayview Bridge Closure Opportunity Meeting didn’t go quite as planned.