Volume 19, Issue 09 – Section 1

In this issue

  • 2013 Nor-Door Little League Schedule

    All games begin at 6 pm, unless otherwise noted. May 17 Washington Island @ Baileys Harbor Sister Bay @ Ellison Bay May 20 Ellison Bay @ Baileys Harbor Egg Harbor @ Sister Bay May 24 Washington Island @ Egg Harbor Baileys Harbor @ Sister Bay May 27 Egg Harbor @ Baileys Harbor, 3pm Washington Island […]

  • High School Varsity Sports Schedules

    VARSITY ATHLETICS GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL Baseball May 11 @ Freedom (double header), 12:30 pm May 13 vs. Algoma, 4:30 pm May 16 @ Sevastopol (double header), 4 pm May 17 vs. NEW Lutheran, 4:30 pm May 18 @ Coleman, 11 am May 20 @ Sturgeon Bay, 4:30 pm May 21 vs. Shiocton, 4:30 pm May […]

  • Trilliums – Door County and Blue Ridge Mountains

    It was during the last week of April 1975, 38 years ago, that the lure of the mountains activated the gypsy blood in our veins as Charlotte and I headed toward a dream come true, a trip to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

  • Door County Arts Mean Business!

    “Must be a pretty cushy gig in the winter, eh?” I’ve given up trying to convince folks I’m not the Maytag Repair Man of the nonprofit world come November.

  • Ribble: Can’t we all just get along?

    As he grabbed the microphone from the podium and stepped down from the small stage where every other speaker before him had stood during the 24th Annual Door County Economic Development Corporation’s luncheon at Stone Harbor in Sturgeon Bay on April 30, Congressman Reid Ribble said he wanted to be able to walk around because “My dad was a southern Baptist minister. I have five older brothers. Three of them are pastors. I have two sons. One of them is a pastor. So I stay away from the pulpit.”

  • Simon Armitage and the Craft of Poetry

    Each year during National Poetry Month, I have tried to write at least one column about poetry. This year circumstances prevented that column from appearing in April, so I have decided to extend the month-long celebration for several more weeks in order to continue my personal tradition.

  • The Grooming Habits of Insects

    Humans have lived in Siberia for thousands of years, and a recent study discovered that three of their genes served them well in surviving cold conditions.

  • ‘Benediction’

    The elegiac tone of Kent Haruf’s Benediction suggests that this novel might be his last, but his fans hope for future returns to Holt, Colorado, the fictional setting populated by characters who lead lives of quiet desperation but nonetheless make connections that allow them not only to endure but to find moments of peace.

  • Town board adopts Land Division Ordinance

    The board authorized the hiring of STS Consultants of Green Bay to formulate an overall plan for the shore area at Rowleys Bay.

  • The Journey of John Winstead

    Before John had time to comprehend that he was being kissed, the soft lock Beth had created between her lips and his was rent asunder. Their mouths came apart but their foreheads came together as Russ, the muscly bartender, slapped the back of Beth’s head.

  • Door/Kewaunee County Legislative Days Agenda

    Assisting Door and Kewaunee communities and businesses deal with unprecedented low water levels in Lake Michigan: Communities, individual property owners and businesses in Door and Kewaunee counties are facing disastrous economic and environmental impacts caused by unprecedented low Lake Michigan water levels.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 415

    I’ve recently published a children’s book about a man who is so fussy about his yard that he loses his home, so I was immediately taken by this fine poem by Lynne Sharon Schwartz about a similar man.

  • ‘It’s Like Door County in Madison’

    Grassroots community development doesn’t get any better than this:  On May 15 – 16, 100 or so Door and Kewaunee County residents will travel as delegates of their respective counties to buttonhole legislators and agency heads about key issues in this sometimes forgotten and/or misunderstood part of the state.

  • Lifting the Curtain on Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay

    Shipbuilding has been a way of life in Sturgeon Bay since the first sloop-rigged sailboat was built there in 1836. Generations since then have contributed to the city’s rich and continuing maritime history, but much of their work has always been carried out behind closed shop doors, so we forget sometimes the scope of their achievements or even that they are still there building amazing vessels.

  • The 11th Hour Screened at UUF

    Movies That Matter presents a film reporting on the state of the natural environment on May 21 at 4:30 pm. The 11th Hour is a 2007 documentary film created, produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.

  • Settlement Shops Farmers Market Holds Annual Plant Sale

    The Settlement Shops Farmers Market will kick off the season with its annual Plant Sale on May 25. Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, planted pots, vegetable plants, herbs and Grandma’s old-fashioned favorite plants will be for sale at the first farm market of the season.

  • There’s Still Time to Register for Door County Festival of Nature

    Memorial Day weekend is drawing close and that means it’s almost time for the Door County Festival of Nature. The two-day event is a unique opportunity for nature enthusiasts to explore Door County’s natural beauty and diversity through more than 40 field trips and programs conducted by expert field trip leaders on May 24 & 25.

  • The Community’s Garden Gears Up for the Growing Season

    Since 2010, the Community’s Garden in Sturgeon Bay has provided a space for families, individuals and groups to grow healthy, delicious produce. “Our mission is to showcase the connection between a community’s well-being and nature,” says Jenny Spude, board president of the non-profit organization.

  • Heating and Cooling with Geothermal Energy

    Whether the air is sweltering or freezing, the temperature 10 feet below the ground is always 55 degrees. And that’s the key to geothermal energy systems, which circulate fluid through tubes buried in the ground, then extract the earth’s hot or cool energy and send it through the building.

  • County Employees Not Happy about Handbook

    An April 30 special meeting of the Door County Board of Supervisors gave an indication of the shape of things to come for county employees who will see their seven-year union contracts come to an end this year.

  • Tugboat Tom, the Great Lakes Sailor

    They called him Tugboat long before he stood watch on a Great Lakes ship. Tom Brey was nicknamed after his favorite childhood toy. It just happens to still fit.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • The Town of Sevastopol will conduct its Open Book property assessment inspection on May 31 at 10 am at the town hall. A certified assessor from Associated Appraisals will be available to property owners. The Board of Review will be held on June 17. • Beginning June 4, all future Sister Bay Plan Commission […]

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • It was never okay to make fake parking passes in the Town of Gibraltar, but now breaking the rule will cost you. The town board passed an ordinance that establishes a $200 fine for making and displaying fake parking permits, using stolen parking permits or lying in order to get one. Penalties for second […]

  • Your Representatives in the News

    State Assembly Representative Garey Bies Bies introduced legislation that would increase penalties for harassing lawmakers and their families.

  • Sen. Ron Johnson Visits Sturgeon Bay, Argues for Less Government

    Wisconsin’s senior senator, Ron Johnson, stopped at N.E.W. Industries in Sturgeon Bay on May 1 to lay out exactly what challenges are currently facing the federal government.

  • Students to Attend Air Academy on Scholarship

    The Friends of the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport have chosen two students, Cooper Meikle and Anthony Zawojski, to send to the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Air Academy this summer.

  • Ordinance Gives Gardner More Control

    The Town of Gardner may not be home to any large livestock farms, but that doesn’t mean the topic has been ignored. In early March, the town passed a livestock siting ordinance that gives it the power to regulate the size and placement of big livestock farms, and to make sure facilities are up to code.

  • Retiring Principal Praises Community, Staff

    After 24 years, Elementary Principal and Special Education Director Joe Majeski has decided it’s time to retire from his position at Sevastopol Schools.

  • Caleb Whitney Appointed Gibraltar Fire Chief

    Caleb Whitney joined the fire service in 1996, the day Kiehnau’s Service burned. He lives across the street from the business in downtown Baileys Harbor, and when he came home from work and saw the flames he asked then-fire chief Gary Nelson how to volunteer.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    Family Access Solutions (FAS) is a program of HELP of Door County, Inc., that provides supervised visitation and monitored exchanges. FAS provides space and opportunities for children and parents to interact in a safer and a more conflict-free environment.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:17pm

    Opie resembles that kid from Mayberry – he’s bright, funny, curious and affectionate. What he doesn’t have yet is that special family to walk with down the lane or accompany on a fishing trip.

  • Donation Given to Home Construction Project

    AT&T presented $1,500 to the Door Kewaunee Business Education Partnership’s home construction project on April 30. “They’re investing in our business partnership, and in turn they are investing in you,” said Tara LeClair, partnership business and education manager.

  • Door County Dental Care Recognizes Oral Cancer Awareness Month

    In recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Door County Dental Care offered free oral cancer screenings on April 22 at their Sturgeon Bay offices. Door County Dental Care team member Ashley Peot checks Lynn Sherman of Algoma for signs of oral cancer.

  • 11th Annual Golden Heart Volunteers Celebrated on April 25

    The Volunteer Center of Door County celebrated the 11th Annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration on April 25. Three hundred guests celebrated at the Stone Harbor Ballroom, honoring the contributions of volunteers, nonprofit agency representatives and local sponsors.

  • United Way of Door County Announces New Board Members

    United Way of Door County invites the community to “live united” on May 11 during the 16th annual Day of Caring. The Day of Caring program exists so Door County residents can donate their time to support nonprofit organizations.

  • Support National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 11

    On May 11, United Way of Door County encourages community members to donate a bag of non-perishable items (canned foods, pasta, rice, cereal, etc.) to be collected by letter carriers as they deliver mail along their postal routes.

  • DC Farm Bureau Announces Scholarship Recipients

    Bridget Vandertie and Holly LaPlant are the recipients of the Door County Farm Bureau’s $500 higher education scholarships. Vandertie plans to attend UW-River Falls in the fall to pursue a degree in animal science.

  • Learn the Rules of the Road at Bike Rodeo

    Join the Door County Silent Sports Alliance and the City of Sturgeon Bay Police Department for a free Bike Rodeo on May 11. This bike rodeo is geared for children in 3rd through 7th grades, but all ages are welcome.

  • Rummage/Bake Sale Aids Neighbor-to-Neighbor Programming

    Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County will hold a fundraiser to benefit programming. A rummage/bake sale is planned for May 10, 3 – 7 pm and May 11, 8 am – 12 pm.

  • Stella Maris Churches to hold Mother’s Day Rose Sale

    On May 11 and 12, all Stella Maris churches will hold a Mother’s Day Rose Sale after church services. Long stemmed red and white roses will be available; both roses are a symbol of life.

  • Mojo Rosa’s Hosts Beer Pairing Party to Benefit Birch Creek

    Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor will team up with New Glarus Brewing Co. to tap specialty craft beers to benefit Birch Creek Music Performance Center on May 13 at 5 pm.

  • American Legion to Discuss Memorial Day Plans

    All war-time veterans are welcome to American Legion Post 72’s meeting at 7 pm on May 14, to discuss plans for Memorial Day. Meetings are held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 692 Tacoma Beach Road, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Algoma Community Band Celebrates 35th Year with Spring Concert

    Algoma Community Band celebrates their 35th year with a spring concert on May 15, 7 pm, at Algoma Elementary School Auditorium. Director Tom Mueller chose familiar pieces for the concert: selections from The Wizard of Oz, marches by Leroy Anderson and John Philip Sousa, “Tube Tiger Rag,” and a polka featuring clarinetists Kathy Krauss, Richard Dorner and Tyler Rindo.

  • YMCA Announces Wisdom Wednesday Programming and Healthy Living Fair

    On May 15, as part of the Sturgeon Bay YMCA’s Wisdom Wednesday program, the community is invited to hear Ministry Door County Medical Center’s (MDCMC) Carmen Schroeder, Registered Dietitian present “Healthy Eating."

  • Educational Program for Caregivers Offered at Scandia Village

    “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” offered at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, is an educational program for friends and relatives acting as caregivers for an adult with a chronic medical condition.

  • Door County Veterans Service Council Sponsors Pancake Breakfast

    The Door County Veterans Service Council will sponsor a Pancake Breakfast on May 18, 7 – 11 am, at Corpus Christi Gymnasium, 722 W. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay.

  • Scrap Metal Drive to Benefit Door County 4-H

    Get ready for summer by participating in the Door County 4-H Scrap Metal Drive on May 18, 7 am – 5 pm. Bring scrap metal items and used printer cartridges to the parking lot between the Old Highway Shop and the Senior Center on 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay for donation.

  • ‘Later Life Decisions’ Discussed at CHIP

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues their Community Health Information Programs with ‘Later Life Decisions,’ on May 19, 4 pm, at St. Rosalia's Church in Sister Bay.

  • “Putting for Patriots” Fundraiser at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf

    Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, in Sister Bay, will take part in the national “Putting for Patriots” fundraiser, May 10 – 27. A percentage of the sales during this period will be split between three charities: Hope for the Warriors, Homes for Our Troops, and TAPS – Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

  • Door County Rotary North Searches for Host Families

    Door County Rotary North is seeking three host families to serve as homes to high school exchange students for August 2013 through May 2014. Families provide room and board.

  • Nominations Sought for Anne Kok Social Justice Award

    HELP of Door County, Inc. is accepting nominations for the Anne Kok Social Justice Award. The award recognizes an individual, group or organization that demonstrates a commitment to eliminating violence against women, promoting social justice for oppressed and underserved populations, and making an impact in Door County.

  • Local Service Club Rebuilds

    Members of the Optimist Club of Sturgeon Bay are seeking enthusiastic new members to continue the club’s long tradition of being a “Friend of Youth” in the community.

  • An Evening of Local Lore with the Jacksonport Historical Society

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society at the Jacksonport Town Hall on May 22 at 7 pm as they recollect local lore with photos and memories – a family wedding, farm life, cherry picking or smelting fish.

  • Door County Fair Jingle Contest Held April 22

    The Door County Fair held its first Jingle Contest on April 22 at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. Students from area schools were invited to participate in the competition.

  • Door County Candy’s Charitable Choice Campaign is on Target

    Terry Ullman, proprietor of Door County Candy, launched Door County Candy’s second annual “Life is Sweet!” Charitable Choice Campaign 2013 and, as of May 1, he has already achieved 15 out of 16 targeted donations to Door County nonprofits for his spring campaign.

  • Women’s Fund to Publish Annual Tribute Booklet, “A Celebration of Women”

    Celebrate and honor a woman in your life and share her story in The Women’s Fund of Door County’s annual Tribute booklet. The Women’s Fund of Door County will publish their second annual Tribute booklet A Celebration of Women.

  • NWTC to Receive a Diesel Donation

    The Door County Highway Department recently presented a Peterbilt Model 378 semi-tractor for use in Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s Diesel Equipment Technician and Diesel Equipment Technology programs.

  • A Competitive Advantage: Buy Local mixer shows why you should put your money where your house is

    Visitors to the Sturgeon Bay branch of the Door County Library may have noticed a new poster urging them to Buy Local. It’s a small start to involving the community in a business-to-business initiative that has been going on since the fall of 2010.

  • Door Pen Winery and DC Distillery Earn Prestigious, International Awards

    Door Peninsula Winery (DPW) and Door County Distillery (DCD) received national and international recognition for their wines and spirits. DPW won Double Gold medals for their Mango & blended Chaos Red wines and Best of Class for Mango from the Jerry D.

  • Sandy Duckett Takes Over as Chief Executive Officer of WEP, Inc.

    Sandy Duckett started her duties on May 7 as the new chief executive officer of WEP, Inc. Duckett’s most recent position was as vice president of college advancement at NWTC and the chief operating officer of the NWTC Educational Foundation, Inc.

  • Wickman House Opens for the Season with more Offerings

    Wickman House reopened for their sophomore season on May 3 with expanded dining options. Scheduled for completion mid-May, the Wickman House will increase its seating capacity to provide patrons with outdoor and private dining experiences.

  • Douglas G. Wilson Promoted to Door County Coffee and Tea Co.’s Director of Grocery & Mass Chain Development

    Door County Coffee and Tea Co. announce Douglas G. Wilson was promoted to the position of Director of Grocery & Mass Chain Development. In this senior level role, Wilson will be instrumental in helping Door County Coffee develop relationships with large retailers and distributors throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and the upper Midwest.

  • Danielle Kapolnek Named Pen Players’ Development and Events Coordinator

    Danielle Kapolnek was recently hired as Peninsula Players Theatre’s Development and Events Coordinator. Kapolnek has spent two seasons at the Players, first joining the non-profit organization in 2011 as an Administrative Intern after graduating from St.

  • Cindy Haak Receives Jean Nidetch Service Vision Receptionist of the Year Award

    Cindy Haak of Weight Watchers has been awarded the Jean Nidetch Service Vision Receptionist of the Year Award. This award, named for the founder of Weight Watchers, is given out annually to one outstanding receptionist in each region who embodies the core philosophy of exceptional customer care.

  • Fish Creek Optique Opens at Top of the Hill Shops

    Dr. Paul and Trisha Filar announce a new extension of their clinic, Peninsula Vision Care – Fish Creek Optique. Fish Creek Optique is a sunglass specialty store located in the Top of the Hill Shops, featuring popular brands of sunglasses such as Oakley, Ray Ban, Maui Jim, Harley Davidson, Nike, Vera Bradley, Gucci and Kate Spade.

  • Josh Nelson Completes MFR Training at The Sanctuary

    Joshua Nelson recently completed clinical training with John F. Barnes, PT, at The Sanctuary, nationally acclaimed physical therapy pain center, in Malvern, Penn.

  • Gibraltar Grill’s Featured Pasta Fundraiser to Benefit United Way

    Gibraltar Grill in Fish Creek has chosen the United Way of Door County as the nonprofit to benefit from the sales of the featured pasta in May and June.

  • JCC Opens Daily for the Season

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts changed to summer hours on May 1 and will now be open 9 am – 5 pm daily. The Craft Cottage, celebrating 29 years, features the work of over 125 artists and craftsmen and 17 Amish families from a six-state area.

  • Grace Rossman Recognized at Peak Performance Conference

    Grace Rossman, CFP®, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has qualified for the Sierra level conference. Out of nearly 2,300 Thrivent Financial representatives nationwide, 700 individuals qualified for this honor.

  • Five Lessons from My Mother

    Now there’s a picture. Like mother, like daughter. That’s me, bending over in a ruffled, leopard-print bathing suit looking at whatever my mom, in her ‘90s geometric suit and shorts ensemble, was showing me.

  • I Know I’m My Mother’s Daughter/Son When…

    I know I’m my mother’s daughter/son when… “I can't find my coffee cup.” ~ Diane McNeil  “I snort when I laugh.” ~ Joel Melton  “I Smile.” ~ Anita Karwowski

  • Congratulations to Heide Teich

    Some folks drift through life with not a worry or care, Then there’s a few like Heide with no time to spare – A special ed. teacher full time at Sevastopool’s Schools, And the rest of the year with different tasks and other tools.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:33pm

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Isadoora Theater Presents “Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them”

    You’ll feel strange, perhaps guilty for laughing, but you will laugh. Isadoora Theater’s upcoming production of Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them offers audiences an absurd tale, a black comedy, a satire on America’s hot-button issues, primarily torture as the title suggests, but also stem cell research, abortion, 9/11, terrorism, Syria, gun violence, and porn.

  • Jackson Browne Returns to Steel Bridge Songfest

    Longtime Steel Bridge devotee and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Jackson Browne, will perform during this year’s Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay on June 16.

  • Baileys Harbor Hosts Annual Parade of Scots

    What began as a small gathering of Scottish Terriers and their owners in Door County has now become an international event. Those bagpipes will soon be beckoning attendees from across North America, Australia and South Africa into Baileys Harbor for the 13th Annual Door County Scottie Rally on May 18.

  • Door County Wineries Host Wine Trail Weekend

    Door County, home of seven wineries, has more wineries than any other county in the state of Wisconsin. These wineries have joined together to form the Door County Wine Trail, featuring some of the finest wines available.

  • Q&A – Questions & Artists – Jan Comstock

    Artist Jan Comstock and her artist husband Rob came to Door County because of its artistic environment. Their home/studio is located on Highway 57 in the heart of Door County.


    Whether in a boat or from the end of the Bay View Park walkway, fishermen and women of all ages enjoyed the water surrounding Sturgeon Bay for Wisconsin's fishing opener on May 4.

  • 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, May 8, 2013 12:36pm

    Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Remember, the dinosaurs likely thought they were invincible too. See how that worked out for them?

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:34pm

    Dear Mary Pat, Recently three of my friends and I visited a small sandwich shop with limited seating. We ordered our food and found only two little tables with two chairs each, quite a distance apart, to enjoy our food.

  • Baileys Harbor Spring Fling Promises Full Day of Events

    On May 18, the Baileys Harbor Spring Fling begins with the Door County Scottie Rally parade arriving at the Baileys Harbor Town Square around 11:30 am.

  • Ridges Sanctuary Announces Summer Guided Hikes/Paddles

    The Ridges Sanctuary announces many opportunities to take part in guided hikes/paddles this summer. Guided nature hikes resume at The Ridges in May, with hikes scheduled at 1:30 pm on May 15, 17, 22, 29 and 31.

  • Volunteer and Hiking Opportunities Abound at Crossroads

    Volunteering and hiking opportunities abound at Crossroads at Big Creek. Individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to volunteer at Crossroads as a part of the United Way Day of Caring on May 11.

  • Ready for Rummaging

    The season of rummaging is upon us! A string of the county’s garages and driveways will soon be littered with used golf clubs, microwaves, piles of clothes, assortments of knick-knacks, dishes, frames, lamps, shoes, jewelry, and more.

  • Small Forest Presents Evening of Original Music at Lost Moth Gallery

    On May 18, 7 – 10 pm, Lost Moth Gallery of Egg Harbor presents Small Forest for an evening of music, visiting, wine and hors d’oeuvre. Small Forest, comprised of Jeanne Kuhns, Marybeth Mattson and Pat Palmer, will perform short sets of original progressive folk/rock music throughout the evening.

  • Petra van Nuis Quartet Performs Jazz Concert at UUF

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a jazz concert with the Petra van Nuis Quartet of Chicago on May 19 at 3 pm. Van Nuis will be perform an eclectic mix of classic jazz and standards accompanied by guitarist Andy Brown, double bassist Joe Policastro, and drummer Bob Rummage.

  • George Sawyn Releases “Comfort Zone”

    George Sawyn, the guitarist who has accompanied Door County singers live and on their CDs for the past four years, has been quietly producing his own instrumental CDs.

  • UUF Presents High School Open Mic Night and a Victor Borge Tribute

    A group of teenagers will host the first Open Mic for high school students at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on May 17 at 7 pm. U-Night, the youth group at the fellowship, dedicates its time to making art and music, as well as discussing current topics relevant to teenagers.

  • Door Shakespeare to Throw Ceilidh Party on Spring Fling Weekend

    Door Shakespeare recently announced the details for the Ceilidh Party, their spring fundraising event. Door Shakespeare’s Ceilidh party takes place May 18, 7:30 – 10:30 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Door County String Academy Announces 2013 Summer Programs

    The Door County String Academy (DCSA) is now accepting enrollment for its 2013 Summer Programs. Programs offered are: Little Tykes Music Camp, School of Rock, and Summer Violin & Cello Lessons.

  • American Folklore Theatre & DCMM Collaborate on Student Ticket Program

    Capitalizing on the popularity of their ongoing student ticket program, American Folklore Theatre will once again distribute a complimentary ticket to every elementary, middle and high school student in Door County to attend the world premiere production of Windjammers this summer at the AFT Amphitheater in Peninsula State Park.

  • Lawrence University Trumpet Studio to Play at Bjِrklunden

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will host a joint concert on May 12 at 1:30pm. The Lawrence University Trumpet Studio, under the direction of John Daniel, will present an informal concert for trumpet enthusiasts.

  • State-bound Solo and Ensemble Students Perform at TAP

    Selected Wisconsin School Music Association State Bound Solo and Ensemble music students from the Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door high school instrumental and choral programs will perform at Third Avenue Playhouse on May 11 at 2 pm.

  • Pen Players Host Annual Spring Clean Day

    To prepare for the arrival of the Peninsula Players company members, the Players will host its annual Spring Clean Day on May 11, beginning at 9 am. Volunteers will join the Players’ staff to spruce up the dorm rooms and grounds.

  • Sossy Mechanics Visits Stage Door Theatre Company

    Stage Door Theatre Company will host their first artist-in-residence program, Sossy Mechanics, on May 17 – 27. The duo of Megan McClellan and Brian Sostek comprise Sossy Mechanics, and they will teach workshops and perform their hit show, direct from the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, Trick Boxing.

  • TAP Launches Kickstarter Campaign for “The Glass Menagerie”

    On April 30, Third Avenue Playhouse launched a fundraising campaign through Kickstarter, the crowd funding website. Money raised from this campaign will go to fund the opening production of Stage Door Theatre Company's production of The Glass Menagerie, opening June 26.

  • Free Tours Begin Again at Parallel 44

    The snow has finally melted, the vines are starting to awaken, and its time for free tours to begin at Parallel 44. Walk through the 10-acre vineyard, check out the production room, and learn how grapes are turned into wine.

  • Door County YMCA and Babler Bus Team Up for Wine & Lunch Tour

    Be a tourist in your own backyard with a relaxing Door County wine and lunch tour on May 14. This day trip is a worry-free, all-inclusive way to experience some of Door County destinations.

  • Alpine Resort Hosts 12th Annual Dining around the Door

    Summer is just around the corner and more of Door County’s eateries will soon open for the season. Take advantage of a unique oportunity on May 19 to sample several of Door County’s best restaurants all in one place while supporting a great cause.

  • Chef Terri Milligan Leads Culinary Weekends at Eagle Harbor Inn

    Door County Chef Terri Milligan is lending her culinary expertise to guests of The Eagle Harbor Inn. Chef Milligan, the former owner and executive chef at the Inn at Kristofer’s, will offer special Culinary Weekends and hands-on cooking classes to Eagle Harbor Inn guests beginning with a Culinary Weekend, slated for June 7 – 9.

  • J-Ro Salsa Lessons Come to Baileys Harbor

    J-Ro’s Salsa Fridays will no longer be held at Red Oak Winery, but J-Ro’s Salsa Thursdays will start up in Baileys Harbor on May 23. Every Thursday, from May 23, at 7 pm, J-Ro will provide a 1-hour introductory dance lesson on basic steps to Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.

  • First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt to Visit Ephraim

    Tickets are now available for the second annual “Notable Women in History” program on June 22, presented by the Ephraim Library Fund Inc. This program features tea with “First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt,” and is a fundraiser for the library.

  • Sievers School of Fiber Arts Opens for 35th Season

    Sievers School of Fiber Arts begins their 35th season with classes in weaving, knitting, spinning, quilting, basketry, surface design, beadwork, book and paper arts, dyeing and felting on May 17.

  • Grand Opening of Paruch’s Remodeled Studio

    Bonnie Paruch announces the grand opening of her newly remodeled studio in Sister Bay will a celebration on May 22 – 25, 10 am – 4 pm. The grand opening begins a season-long celebration of her 20th year of creating masterful oil and pastel paintings in Door County.

  • Paper Workshops at Shepherds’ Market

    The Center for Handmade Paper will be part of Door County Shepherds’ Market at Woodwalk Gallery near Egg Harbor on May 18 and 19. The Door County Shepherds’ Market is northeast Wisconsin’s oldest fiber event and sale.

  • It’s All About Lighthouses at the Maritime Museum

    The Door County Maritime Museum will celebrate lighthouses with a new art exhibit titled The Lighthouse Show. The show opens May 11 and features the works of a number of talented Door County outdoor painters including Bill Doyle, Sally Everhardus, Glenn Gerber, Barbara Kenyon, Jim Leatham, Randy Rasmussen and Rob Williams.

  • Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery’s Season of Color

    Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery opens its 32nd season at 12 pm on May 18. The gallery, located in a restored granary barn, exhibits a variety of fiber art, pottery, and locally produced naturally colored and naturally dyed yarn.

  • Impressionism Spotlighted in May at Artists Guild

    Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay announces the May topic for the Art Speak lecture series is Impressionists. The lecture is scheduled for May 18, 10 am – 12 pm.

  • Base Camp Silent Auction Closes May 18

    The silent auction of original pastel paintings and gicleé prints by Door County artist Kay McKinley Arneson closes on May 18 with a reception from 4 – 6 pm at Base Camp Coffee Bar.

  • Students Awarded at Annual Miller Art Museum Salon

    The 39th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art Exhibit Opening Reception and Award Ceremony were held April 22 at the Miller Art Museum. This exhibit includes 200 pieces in all media from 128 students.

  • Unexpected Art at Meadows Art Gallery

    Trio – Unexpected Art continues at the Meadows Art Gallery throughout May. There is a trio of art forms included in this exhibition that sprang from unexpected areas.

  • Kathryn A. Doeer Young Artists Endowed Fund

    Peninsula School of Art announces the Kathryn A. “Katie” Doeer Young Artists Endowed Fund, established in 2012 by Doeer’s family to provide critical support for Peninsula School of Art’s youth scholarships and youth outreach programs.

  • Painting Demonstration at Great Northern by Design

    Great Northern by Design at the Settlement Shops in Fish Creek will host a painting demonstration by artist Kathleen Nelson on May 25 at 11 am. Nelson paints with watercolors, pastel and acrylics, she says, “I know it is in my spirit to paint and create and to always be passionate about my art.

  • Local Designer Nominated to Professional Advisory Board

    Samara Christian, owner and designer of Samara Jewelry Designs in Sturgeon Bay, has accepted a position on the University of Wisconsin – Stout, Art and Design, Professional Advisory Board.

  • Woodwalk Gallery Opens for the Season

    Woodwalk Gallery, featuring the ethereal Door County landscapes of Margaret Lockwood and work in all media by 50 regional artists, opened for the 2013 season on May 3.

  • Kari Anderson Announces Upcoming Classes

    Kari Anderson has a watercolor class scheduled for May 15 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, where she will provide lessons on florals. The class is $40 (including lunch).

  • Chez Cheryl Art Space Offers Workshops

    Chez Cheryl Art Space will offer painting workshops with Ken Klopack and Emmett Johns in September. These workshops provide students with a rich opportunity to work with two outstanding painters.

  • Dave Tilton Selected into Area Exhibitions

    Sister Bay artist Dave Tilton announces three of his works have been selected for exhibition at regional museums. “Winter Day” and “Shoreline V” have been selected for the Sixth Annual North of the 45th Parallel Juried Exhibition.

  • The Hardy Gallery Issues Call for Art

    The Hardy Gallery announced the prospectus is now available for the 51st Annual Juried Exhibition, which is set to kick off the summer season on May 25.

  • Memior Writing Workshop at UUF

    Now is the time to begin to write all of those meaningful and cherished personal family stories, the ones you’ve been promising yourself to get down on paper for years.

  • Readers Rampant Continue Afternoon Meetings

    Readers Rampant Book Club will continue to hold 2:30 pm afternoon book club meetings through the summer. The club hopes this will work for the majority of people; all are welcome to join the discussions.

  • Gov. Walker Announces 2012’s State Tourism Numbers at Door County Maritime Museum

    Gov. Scott Walker stopped at the Door County Maritime Museum on May 3, where he unveiled the state’s 2012 tourism numbers and kicked off National Travel and Tourism week, which runs from May 4 to 12.

  • $5.2 Million Approved for Washington Island Channel Dredging

    The channel between Washington Island and the Door Peninsula will likely be deeper and wider next year, thanks to a motion passed on Tuesday, April 30 by the Joint Finance Committee.

  • Door County Economic Development Corporation Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

    Two Southern Door County businesses were recognized at the April 30 Door County Economic Development Corporation’s annual luncheon at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Donation Given to Home Construction Project

    AT&T presented $1,500 to the Door Kewaunee Business Education Partnership’s home construction project on Tuesday, April 30. “They’re investing in our business partnership, and in turn they are investing in you,” said Tara LeClair, partnership business and education manager.

  • I Am So Tired of Hearing About Bullying

    As someone who’s expected to be up on the latest in education news, you can imagine I’ve read and heard a lot about bullying recently. In the wake of recent national tragedies, our schools,