Volume 19, Issue 01 – Section 1

In this issue

  • April Election Candidates

    I indicates incumbent. To more easily find your municipality, hit control + F to search the page. City of Sturgeon Bay Mayor – Thad Birmingham I Common Council District 1 – Dan Wiegand I District 3 – Ed Ireland District 5 – Joe Stutting I District 7 – Bob Schlicht I Town of Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Low Lake Levels Force a Change-Up for Washington Island Ferry Line

    Visitors, residents, and cargo traveling to Washington Island will be taking a different approach once the ice sets in on Lake Michigan. After weeks of dredging and retrofitting, the island’s so-called Potato Dock has been set up as the Washington Island Ferry Line’s winter port of call.

  • Lovin’ Life on the Ice at Sister Bay’s Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink

    Timidly, I balance on white figure skates as I shuffle down a carpet of black rubber at Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink in Sister Bay. Skates laced tight, knees stiff and posture awkward, I take tiny steps towards the gleaming layer of ice.

  • Door Community Auditorium Presents Birds of Chicago

    Door County favorites, Birds of Chicago (featuring JT Nero of the rock and soul band JT and the Clouds and Allison Russell of the urban folk band Po’ Girl), take to the Door Community Auditorium.

  • Third Avenue Playhouse Presents Corky Siegel, Dorothy Scott, and Sue Demel

    Corky Siegel, who has earned an international reputation of one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters; Dorothy Scott, a fierce guitar player; and Sue Demel, a seasoned, expressive folk performer, will perform at Third Avenue Playhouse.

  • Door County Schools Asking Voters for Support this April

    This April, voters in the Sevastopol, Washington Island, Sturgeon Bay, and Southern Door school districts will likely face a familiar choice, as those districts are all looking at placing revenue limit override referendums on the ballot.

  • Door County Musicians Present Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert

    Local musicians Lynn Gudmundsen, David Hatch, Jess Holland, Nick Hoover, Jeanne Kuhns, Pat Palmer, Marybeth Mattson, Mark Raddatz, Seth Raddatz, and Jay Whitney, and special guest performer James Valcq, are volunteering their time and talent to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

  • In Memoriam: Irene Newkirk

    Drive, spirit, style, and love. Those are the qualities friends and co-workers say defined Irene Newkirk, who passed away on Dec. 31 at the age of 86.

  • On Target – School Safety

    This article is part of On Target, a three-part series on guns and violence in America. Future articles will cover firearm legislation and the philosophical debate over the second amendment’s role in our culture.

  • County Board Tables “E-Fairness” Discussion

    After discussions at the full county board and legislative committee level, the Door County Board of Supervisors made the decision to make no decision on the matter of online sales tax collection.

  • Coming Up

    • Sturgeon Bay High School will be open to community walkers from 6 am to 7:30 am each morning. Those who wish to walk should sign in at the front entrance of the high school.

  • What Happened?

    • The Sister Bay Village Board approved a motion to contract with Vandewalle & Associates, a consulting firm that will help the village with downtown and economic development, for $40,820.

  • The Ridges Makes Breakfast the Best Meal of the Day

    What better way to start a busy weekend than with a hearty breakfast? If you’re long overdue for a really great breakfast, join the staff and volunteers of The Ridges Sanctuary for the Great Waffle Breakfast at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on Feb.

  • Green Door Film Society Screens Even the Rain

    On Jan. 24, Greens ‘N Grains Cafe and the Green Door Film Society invites the community to join with local film buffs at the 7 pm screening of Even the Rain, directed by Icيar Bollaيn.

  • Putting Great Lakes Stress on the Map

    While different projects tackle the many threats to Great Lakes health – from invasive species to climate change – one has put them all on the map. The Great Lakes Environmental Assessment and Mapping (GLEAM) Project has cumulated information on 34 stressors, like pollution, that impact the Great Lakes to show what areas have the most to worry about.

  • Great Lakes Festival a Fit for Door County?

    For an area that thrives on tourism, and could use some business during the winter and early spring, Door County and Sturgeon Bay might be missing an opportunity to develop a Great Lakes Ships Festival.

  • Cigarette Snails & Fly-size Frogs

    The cells that line the walls of blood capillaries and larger blood vessels in the brain form what is known as the blood-brain barrier. The name describes their function and underscores the importance of protecting brain cells from bacteria, viruses, and large molecules that might interfere with their function.

  • Mike Walker Replaces Bud Kalms as Highway Committee Chairman

    Mike Walker has replaced Administrator Bud Kalms as the chairman of the Highway Committee. Kalms will remain on the committee but will have more time available to spend on his numerous other duties as Town Clerk and Town Administrator.

  • Cheering from Defeat or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Atlanta Falcons

    So. Here we are again. It’s mid-January and the Packers, after a bout of the flu and miserable Dom Capers coaching, have once again been booted from the playoffs.

  • Chris Hockers Wins Frostbite Open

    Congratulations to Chris Hockers of Sister Bay, 2013’s Frostbite Champion! The Frostbite Open was held New Year’s Day at The Red Putter Miniature Golf Course in Ephraim.

  • Door County Triathlon Registration Opens

    Registration for the 2013 Door County Triathlon opened at 12:01 am on New Years Day. The two-day event will once again feature a sprint race on July 20 and a half iron race on July 21.

  • Monday Night Volleyball Results (Sturgeon Bay YMCA)

    A League, W-L 1. Nicolet Beach Concessions, 23-4 2. Kitty O’Reilly’s, 18-9 3. Bayshore Outfitters, 17-11 4. Flying Spaghetti Monsters, 15-12 5. Jump On It, 14-13 6. Shefchik Door Openers, 14-13 7. Music Masters, 6-21 8. DC Adventure Rafting, 3-24 B League, W-L 1. Red Room, 26-1 2. Nightingale, 24-3 3. Bull Pen, 22-5 4. […]

  • High School Sports Schedules

    Varsity sports schedules from Door County high schools.

  • Bohemian Waxwing – Beau Brummell of the Bird World

    The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology’s winter finch report for 2012-2013 indicates that one species that should be seen throughout the state this winter is the Bohemian Waxwing.

  • Door County Inspired Recommended Reads

    Once you’ve completed this year’s Door County Reads book, stop by your local independent bookseller or nearest library and check out these fairly recent releases featuring local interest, local settings, or the creative genius of a local author.

  • Door County Reads “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice”

    In a continuation of the very popular “Door County Reads” program, folks throughout the entire county will once again be encouraged to read, think about, share and discuss the same book.

  • Local Snowmobilers Host Million-Dollar Ride to Fight Multiple Sclerosis

    Twenty-three years after they began hosting snowmobile rides to raise money to combat multiple sclerosis, Sturgeon Bay resident Bob Schmidt and his fellow riders will finally hit the million-dollar mark with a set of fundraising rides that will take place from Jan. 21 - 27.

  • Luke Spude Named Door County Idol 2013

    And Luke Spude of Southern Door High School was named this year’s Door County Idol. On Jan. 5, Spude along with five other talented teens from throughout the Door Peninsula – Dominique Bowers, Katie Glabe, Bjorn Kettering, Alix Boettcher, and Genevieve Pelrine – competed for the title by singing two songs to over 200 audience members at Southern Door Community Auditorium.

  • Volunteer Voices

    When Jan Dickson and his son, James, started volunteering for the YMCA Gymnastics program four years ago, I'm not sure they ever thought they'd see a day when 900 gymnasts would be coming to Door County for a state meet.

  • Isadoora Theatre Presents “As Bees in Honey Drown”

    Isadoora Theatre Company will once again participate in Door County Reads 2013. Now in their fifth year of presenting play readings for the popular Door County Library event, Isadoora will offer a staged reading of Douglas Carter Beane’s tale of false identity and fraud, As Bees in Honey Drown, on Jan. 29.

  • Doorton Abbey

    When I was handed a set of Downton Abbey DVDs on Christmas morning, I was skeptical. When my mother coerced me to watch an episode, I was hooked. Downton Abbey is a guilty pleasure – like Jersey Shore if the characters had impeccable posture and scandal peaked with a man sneaking into a lady’s bedroom.

  • Article posted Wednesday, January 16, 2013 2:55pm

    Introducing our female American Blue Heeler Lucky – actually, her first name should be “Happy Go” because she is a two-year-old delight of a dog. Lucky is medium-sized and ideal for an individual or a family.

  • John Soukup Cancer Benefit Scheduled for Jan. 19

    The friends and family of John Soukup will hold a cancer benefit in his honor on Jan. 19, 3 pm, at the Draft Haus in Sturgeon Bay. John, his wife Polly and 16-year-old daughter Bailey are lifelong Sturgeon Bay residents.

  • Gibraltar Business Association Youth / DECA Raise Funds for the Cure for Chris

    The Gibraltar Business Association Youth /DECA students recently raised $940 for the Cure for Chris fund. Chris Lorona, a Gibraltar freshman suffering from a Germinoma brain tumor, has already undergone two surgeries and chemotherapy, and he is undergoing radiation treatments in Milwaukee.

  • DKB&EP Hosts Annual Fundraiser in Luxemburg

    The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) is holding their annual fundraising event to support youth programs in 2013. A local spin on a popular game show, Minute-2-Win-It, is coming to Luxemburg; the event will be held at the Rendezvous on Jan. 25, 6:30 pm.

  • Peninsula Preschool Announces Winter Fundraisers

    The Peninsula Preschool of Ephraim announces winter fundraisers. Everyone is invited to “Pig Out For Preschool” on Jan. 24 at Husby’s Food & Spirits in Sister Bay; 50 percent of each check will be donated to the Preschool when ‘Peninsula Preschool’ is mentioned to the server.

  • United Way Campaign Raises 90.8 Percent of Impact Goal

    United Way of Door County announces the 2012 Annual Fundraising Campaign raised $436,051.90. This number represents over 7,000 Door County residents who will be empowered by at least one of the human services programs that receive funding from United Way in Door County.

  • CHIPs Continue with Domestic Violence Series

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs (CHIPs) with the latest series on Domestic Violence. The first program in this three-part series will offer a panel comprised of the Adult, Child and Senior Services Advocates of HELP of Door County who will discuss “Domestic Violence at Different Life Stages and the Community Role in Violence Prevention.

  • DCTOP Continues in 2013 Thanks to WDOT Funding

    WEP, Inc. was recently awarded $72,245 in Federal Transit Administration funding from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to continue the Door County Transportation Options Program (DCTOP) in 2013.

  • Cellcom to Award Scholarships to Sixteen High School Seniors

    Cellcom will award sixteen $750 scholarships to graduating high school seniors across its service area this year. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic record, potential to succeed, leadership and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience and an essay on community impact.

  • Drink Tea, Wear Red and Purchase Pottery for A Cause

    Ellison Bay Pottery will host a Valentine’s Day Tea Party in honor of Women’s Heart Health Month. This fundraising event is scheduled for Feb. 10, 11 am – 4 pm.

  • Belgian Heritage Foundation Hosts Waffle Breakfast

    The Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation will host a waffle breakfast on Jan. 20, 9 am – 1 pm, at the Belgian Heritage Center, located at 1255 County Road DK, Brussels.

  • Public Health Department Offers Cholesterol Screenings

    The Door County Public Health Department is offering cholesterol screenings on Jan. 24. The screening costs $30 and the results include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, glucose and triglycerides.

  • Nominations Sought for First Annual Smithy Awards

    The Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay is sponsoring the First Annual Smithy Awards to recognize the best of Door County’s friends, neighbors, coworkers and citizens.

  • A Successful “Big Bundle Up” Campaign

    The Door County tourism industry and local community teamed up to collect 727 warm weather items as part of the recently concluded “Big Bundle Up” campaign.

  • Dr. Melissa Nelson to Share Stories of Traveling with International Council of Indigenous Grandmothers

    Dr. Melissa Nelson recently returned from a trip to Kathmandu, accompanying the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, honoring their 12th Council gathering in Nepal.

  • Make Valentine’s Day Cards at Baileys Harbor Town Hall

    The Baileys Harbor Library will host a gathering of the Secret Valentine Liberation Brigade on February 9, 10 am – 1 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Neighbor-to-Neighbor Receives Supplemental Funding from Thrivent Financial

    Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County, Inc. recently received funding from the Door County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to supplement the income raised from Rib Fest.

  • FSA Reminders for Local Producers and Landowners

    Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) has numerous reminders for producers and landowners for the start of the New Year. Producers who are considering upgrading or adding extra storage space for harvested crops may be eligible for the Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) program.

  • Habitat for Humanity Holds Coat Drive in Honor of MLK Day

    Habitat for Humanity is hosting an MLK Day of Service event by taking part in the statewide AmeriCorps VISTA chosen service. This year’s service is a coat drive.

  • January is National Radon Action Month

    Rhonda Kolberg, director/health officer for the Door County Public Health Department, encourages the community to test radon levels in their homes during January (National Radon Action Month).

  • Free Advance Planning Program Offered at Government Center

    Lauren Daoust of Unity will facilitate a discussion of advance planning and filing legal documents at the Door County Government Center in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Door County Right to Life Chapter Sponsors Candlelight Walk

    The Door County Chapter of Wisconsin Right to Life is sponsoring the 30th Annual Silent Candlelight Walk on Jan. 21. Beginning in the parking lot by the Government Center (421 Nebraska St.), participants should gather at 6:25pm.

  • Mobile Businesses May Set Up Shop in Sister Bay

    More businesses may find home in Waterfront Park in Sister Bay next summer, as the village considers allowing transient vendors to set up shop at Waterfront Park.

  • Inn Good Hands

    Buying a business is never a light burden, but taking over one as well-known and well-run as the Inn at Kristofer’s in Sister Bay poses particular challenges.

  • Holly Thomas Named 2012 REALTOR® of the Year

    (Left to right) Holly Thomas, Broker with Professional Realty in Sturgeon Bay, received the REALTOR of the Year award for 2012 from Heidi Neubauer, the 2011 REALTOR of the Year, on Jan.

  • Shripwrecked Brew Pub Unveils “Pet Project”

    At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, a brown ale was introduced at Shipwrecked Brew Pub, initiating a novel way to help the Door County Humane Society (DCHS).

  • Independent Real Estate Office Celebrates Successful Year

    True North Real Estate, LLC ranked first in cumulative real estate sales as a single office, according to the Door County Multiple Listing Service (MLS) data, for the period of January 1 through December 31, 2012.

  • Coldwell Banker Sales Signal Uptick in Real Estate Market

    Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group recently became the first real estate company since 2007 to exceed the $50 million mark in real estate sales (according to the Door County Multiple Listing Service statistics).

  • DCEDC Sponsors Government Contracting Workshop

    On Jan. 24, 9 – 11 am, at Crossroads at Big Creek, the Door County Economic Development Corporation will host a workshop on government contracting with Joe Smetak from the Wisconsin Procurement Institute.

  • Door 2 Door Rides Improves Service in 2013

    The Door County Public Transit System, better known as Door 2 Door Rides, will be improving its service to Door County residents beginning in January.

  • Nominations Sought for Door County Industry and Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors is soliciting nominations for the annual Door County Industry of the Year Award and the Door County Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

  • Official Door County Visitor Guides Now Available

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) announces the Official Door County Visitor Guide is now available. The free, 178-page travel guide features a wide variety of content about visiting and planning a trip to Door County, including a 2013 calendar of events, detailed index and individual community maps.

  • Unity Physicians Receive CAQ

    Unity, leaders in hospice and palliative care, recently announced its physicians, Patricia Neuman, DO, and Kafi Wilson, MD, received the Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Hospice & Palliative Medicine from the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

  • Matthew James Smith Exhibits at Base Camp Coffee Bar

    Matthew James Smith sips a chai not far from the fire in Base Camp Coffee Bar, turning his gaze from one black and white photograph on the wall to the next – haunting, mesmerizing, and remarkably symmetrical images of various landscapes, buildings, and objects.

  • Congratulations to Katie Dahl

    Throughout the history of entertainment, Before a great talent is found, One needs to live and take nourishment, So to the service industry they’re bound.


    Friends for over 40 years are still getting together for a monthly dinner. “We decided to take a weekend in Door County and had to go to JJ 's for a yummy margarita!” says Kathy Kelley, who joined Joan Behm, Pam Herminack, Nora McAllister (all from Chicago) and Mary Pat Raimondi (who now lives in Washington D.

  • Article posted Wednesday, January 16, 2013 12:04pm

    Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): You don’t have to take on all that stress you’ve been carrying by yourself; be sure to turn to your friends to help you get by in 2013.

  • Article posted Wednesday, January 16, 2013 11:59am

    Do you know your Door County signs? Where is this sign located?

  • 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, January 16, 2013 11:54am

    Dear Mary Pat, I am the mother of three very talented, artistic children – one in preschool and two in elementary school – who bring home piles of paintings, drawings, and handmade crafts every single day.

  • Workshops and Compelling Screenings Scheduled for Door County Short Film Fest

    The fourth annual Door County Short Film Festival will be held at the Sister Bay Town Hall on Feb. 9. There will be workshops throughout the afternoon beginning at noon, and the short films will be shown at 7 pm.

  • Lecture Series and Movie Screenings Held through March at DCA

    Door County Auditorium (DCA) will once again host the St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture Series on select Saturday mornings this winter. January lectures include “The Presidential Election Campaign of 2012” with Dr. Wendy Scattergood on Jan. 19 and “The Wrath of Achilles/The Will of Zeus: Epics of Homer” by Dr. Tom Bolin on Jan. 26.

  • Door County Master Gardeners Announce Continuing Education Programs

    The Door County Master Gardeners announce the first two 2013 Continuing Education Programs: “Introspective on Lawn Care” with Jack ‘JP’ Peterson and “A History of Gardens and Landscapes” with Kathleen Blankenburg.

  • Dance Classes for All Ages Offered at Music & Arts School of Door County

    Registration is currently open for winter classes at the Music & Arts School of Door County. The school offers dance classes for all ages. Preschool dance classes (for ages 18 months – 5 years) include toddler tumbling, ballet and tap.

  • YMCA and Babler Bus Service Launch Bus Trip Series

    The YMCA and Babler Bus Service, Inc. are launching a new series of bus trips open to anyone with an itch for adventure. A trip is planned for March 24 to see the Passion Play in Appleton and the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion.

  • Registration is Underway for Art for Health Workshops

    Ministry Door County Medical Center’s (MDCMC) Art for Health workshops for children are beginning at the end of January. Each free Art for Health session runs for five consecutive weeks.

  • PMF’s February Fest Concerts held at Shepherd of the Bay

    The Peninsula Music Festival’s (PMF) February Fest takes place Feb. 9 and 16 at 2 pm. The Feb. 9 performance features the PMF Trio – violist Thomas Kluge, clarinetist David Bell and pianist Judith Jackson.

  • Sturgeon Bay High School is Alive with “The Sound of Music”

    The world’s most beloved musical celebrates its 50th anniversary at Sturgeon Bay High School. Justin Ranek, Sturgeon Bay’s new choir director, and Renée Bauernfeind, volunteer director, will direct the Sturgeon Bay High School production of The Sound of Music.

  • Free Guitar Concert at Bjِrklunden

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will host a concert on Jan. 27 at 1:30 pm. Members of the Lawrence guitar studio will present music for solo guitar and guitar ensemble.

  • Organ Workshop for Church Musicians

    “Playing the Organ with Confidence and Success: A Workshop for Church Musicians” will be presented by Naomi Rowley at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church on Feb. 2, 9 - 11:30 am.

  • Door County Destroyers Holding Open Tryouts Jan. 19

    Door County’s new semi-pro football team, the Door County Destroyers, is looking for some able-bodied recruits to help carry them to the Wisconsin State Football League (WSFL) championship in Nov.

  • Stage Door Theatre Company Holds Open Auditions

    Stage Door Theatre Company will hold general auditions on Feb. 3 (2 – 5 pm) and Feb. 4 (6 – 8 pm) for upcoming projects including a winter play reading series, Stage Door and StageKids productions.

  • Winter Wine and Cherry Fest at Orchard Country Winery

    Bundle up for winter fun at Orchard Country Winery & Market on Feb. 2, 10 am - 5 pm. The farm market’s 8th Annual Winter Wine and Cherry Fest will include complimentary wine and product tasting in celebration of National Cherry Month.

  • Crossroads Events for Families

    On Jan. 18 from 1 – 3 pm, Crossroads will host Family Ski snow conditions permitting. Crossroads will loan skis and snowshoes free of charge. At 3 pm, families are invited to a Make and Take workshop about chickadees.

  • Pen Park Holds Candlelight Ski/Hike

    Everyone is invited to join the Friends of Peninsula State Park on Jan. 19 for a leisurely ski or snowshoe outing on the Peninsula State Park golf course.

  • Ski/Hike/Snowshoe by Candlelight at Newport State Park

    Newport State Park will hold the 22nd Annual Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe event on Feb. 9, 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Park staff and volunteers will place over 300 homemade candles along the trail to guide participants down a one-mile wooded section.

  • Fire & Ice Weekend Begins Feb. 15

    Sturgeon Bay will host The Annual Fire & Ice Weekend, Feb. 15 – 17. The fun begins on Feb. 15 at 9 am when professional ice and snow carvers from around the nation will be joined by enthusiastic ice carving beginners to create icy works of art.

  • Parallel 44 Hosts Frozen Tundra Wine Fest

    The Frozen Tundra Wine Fest at Parallel 44 Vineyard will be held Feb. 23, 12 – 6 pm. Wine fans will have an opportunity to taste and purchase wines, receive a Frozen Tundra Fest wine glass, tour the vineyard and winery, enjoy live music and sample gourmet food.

  • Coffeehouse Concert Series Returns to DCA

    On January 19, the Door County Auditorium launches its annual Coffeehouse Concert Series with the jazz and blues vocals of Erin Krebs Duo. On Jan. 26, Fairland Bluegrass Band and the Cowboy Church House Band take to the Main Stage with the Fish Tale Players for an evening of foot-tapping Gospel favorites at the Door County Opry.

  • “Music Heals” Concert Series Benefits The Healing Project

    Just as music soothes the soul, compassion soothes the heart. During life’s most difficult journeys, compassion can be as instrumental as music. Starting Jan. 25, Ministry Door County Medical Center will feature a broad range of musical concerts throughout Door County.

  • Salon Celebration at Peninsula School of Art

    The Peninsula School of Art invites the public to attend the free festivities to close the 11th annual Guenzel Gallery Salon on Jan. 19, 6 – 9 pm. Singer/songwriters Jess Holland and Nick Hoover will perform throughout the evening and complimentary appetizers and wine will be served.

  • Explore a New Medium at Artists Guild

    Artists Guild is offering “Art Fundamentals” once a month to give participants a short history and working foundation in various media. This month’s chosen medium is “Soft Pastels,” a versatile and simple-to-use art form.

  • Lynn Gilchrist Featured at MDCMC

    Lynn Gilchrist of Sturgeon Bay is the featured artist for January at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Gilchrist is displaying 16 oil paintings of Door County landscapes and still-lifes in the second-floor gallery.

  • Everyone Invited to Enjoy SOUP!

    Peninsula School of Art invites the public to take part in the festive culmination of its three-month SOUP! Project on February 2, 11 am – 3 pm. During the event, handcrafted ceramic bowls are for sale and those who make a purchase are welcome to partake in a complimentary, soup-and-bread buffet.

  • Wyatt’s Gallery Offers Greeting Cards

    Wyatt’s Gallery customizes greeting cards with various images for as little as $3 per card. Greeting cards are 5" x 7" and each card is coated on the outside to provide a semi-gloss appearance.

  • “The Legend of Taylor Rapids” Book Signing

    Wisconsin author Warren Gerds will read from his new book and other works in a special appearance at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) on Jan. 27 at 2 pm. The Legend of Taylor Rapids, a new novel by Gerds, former critic-at-large for Press-Gazette Media, brings readers back to the era of logging, railroads and rugged life in wild Northern Wisconsin in 1914 – 1915.

  • Max Garland Selected as 2013 – 2014 Wisconsin Poet Laureate

    The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission recently selected award-winning poet Max Garland of Eau Claire as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2013 – 2014. The commission praised Garland’s poetry for its richness of language, human understanding, and accessibility to broad audiences.

  • Low Lake Levels Force Change for Washington Island Ferry Line

    Visitors, residents, and cargo traveling to Washington Island will be taking a different approach once the ice sets in on Lake Michigan. After weeks of dredging and retrofitting, the island’s so-called Potato Dock has been set up as the Washington Island Ferry Line’s winter port of call.