Volume 19, Issue 10 – Section 1

In this issue

  • American Legion Posts and VFW Invite Community to Memorial Day Services

    Billy Weiss American Legion Post 527 of Sister Bay and VFW Post 8337 of Ellison Bay invites the community to Memorial Day ceremonies on May 27. At 9 am at Hendrickson Park, on the corner of Mill Road and Highway 42 in Sister Bay, a short ceremony with the laying of a wreath will honor local veterans.

  • Wisconsin Assembly Honors Bo Johnson with Hometown Hero Award

    The Wisconsin State Assembly recently awarded Bo Johnson with the Hometown Hero Award. Bo was nominated for the award by State Representative Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay).

  • Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Station Holds Open House

    As part of the Operation Safe Water campaign, the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Station will host an Open House on May 24, 1 – 5 pm. The public is invited to tour the station; participate in activities; speak with the US Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, “Coastie,” and other emergency personnel; and view their equipment and vessels.

  • Jacksonport Fire Department Introduces New Amphibious Rescue Boat

    The Jacksonport Fire Department introduces their newest addition – a 2012 SEALEGS amphibious rescue boat. Obtaining this boat is the result of numerous years of research, fundraising and planning.

  • The Search is on for Ridges Ambassadors

    The Ridges Sanctuary is looking for a team of Ridges Ambassadors. The Ridges will count on volunteers at the Nature Store to help inform visitors about the new Cook-Albert Fuller Center.

  • Rotary Interact Presents Mr. Door County Pageant

    The Rotary Interact of Door County will present the fifth annual Mr. Door County pageant on May 24 at the Sturgeon Bay High School auditorium at 7 pm.

  • Door 2 Door Announces Summer Transportation Options

    Door 2 Door Rides announces transportation options for this summer. Door 2 Door rides is perfect for busy families looking to get their kids from point A to point B and for employers whose seasonal workers need reliable transportation.

  • Students Honored at Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club’s Luncheon

    The Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club’s 12th annual luncheon honoring students who made outstanding achievements in the arts was held May 5 at Crossroads at Big Creek.

  • Local Leaders Aim for Healthier Door County

    Members of Healthy Door County 2020 came together, via a Pioneering Healthier Communities grant from the Y-USA, to create a strategy to improve nutrition and workplace wellness in Door County.

  • Sunshine House Inc. Announce Annual Award Winners

    Sunshine House Inc. held its 42nd annual awards dinner on May 6 at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center. More than 230 people helped to recognize and celebrate the programs and services at Sunshine House Inc.

  • United Way and FamilyWize Partner to offer Prescription Drug Discount Cards

    United Way of Door County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, the nation’s leading provider of free prescription drug discount cards, announced the milestone achievement of having helped more than 5 million people nationwide.

  • Birch Creek Extends an Invitation for New Associate Volunteers

    Birch Creek will host “associate work day” on May 29 at 9 am in preparation for the start of its 38th concert season. On this day, the volunteer corps – the Birch Creek associates and staff – cleans and prepares the Birch Creek campus, including faculty housing and dorm rooms, the Dutton Concert Barn and the Rehearsal Center.

  • America Walks Program comes to Sturgeon Bay

    The Door County YMCA received one of eight grants nationwide to bring America Walks to Prince of Peace Church in Sturgeon Bay on May 30. The First Lady of Wisconsin, Tonette Walker, will deliver the opening remarks.

  • Women of Ephraim Moravian Church Host Spring Luncheon

    The Women of the Ephraim Moravian Church will host their spring luncheon and sale on June 1, 11 am – 2 pm, at the Ephraim Village Hall. They will serve a Spanish hamburger lunch; there will also be a bake sale and a garden market with perennials, houseplants, garden items and gifts.

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church begins Summer Schedule with Special Praise Service

    Immanuel Lutheran Church will kick off its summer worship schedule by hosting a special musical praise service on June 1 at 5 pm. Joining the celebration will be Four The Cross, a Southern Gospel Quartet from Green Bay, featuring Paul Lent.

  • Learn to Make Walking Sticks at UW – Extension Program

    To encourage the community to continue walking as part of an active lifestyle, Wayne Kudick will discuss how to make walking sticks on June 4 at 4:30 pm at the Door County Government Center (the Peninsula Room).

  • Electric Jazz Orchestra Performs at Prince of Peace Church

    Prince of Peace hosts the Electric Jazz Orchestra Concert on June 8 at 6:30 pm. The band of 34 students and instructors hails from Cincinnati, Ohio, and features a steel drum band, jazz and swing band and a symphonic orchestra.

  • End-of-life Care Choices Discussed at CHIPs

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Having The Conversation” on June 9, 4 pm, at Stella Maris in Sister Bay.

  • Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Sponsor Shredding/Appliance Recycling Day

    The Village of Sister Bay and the Town of Liberty Grove will sponsor a shredding/appliance recycling day on June 15, 9 am – 1 pm, at the Liberty Grove Town Hall.

  • Jacksonport Historical Society’s Annual Dinner Meeting Set for July 24

    Jacksonport Historical Society’s annual dinner meeting will be held July 24, beginning with cocktails at 6 pm. Phillip L. Block will speak of his fascination with lighthouses, and his love of photography.

  • American Red Cross Launches Red Cross App

    The American Red Cross launched its official Tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live, visit or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas.

  • Jordan Maggle Receives College Works Painting Internship

    Jordan Maggle, currently a UW-Oshkosh accounting and economics student, recently received an internship with College Works Painting, which gives college students the ability to start their own business.

  • Viva & Co’s Inaugural Barn Sale set for May 25

    On May 25 from 10 am – 5 pm, shoppers are invited to take in the atmosphere of a French flea market within Angie McMahon’s spacious, rustic barn at 2004 County Highway ZZ, Sister Bay.

  • Stonehedge Grill Opens under New Management

    The Stonehedge Grill, 4320 County E, Egg Harbor, is under new management. Wayne and Judi Voight have been involved in the restaurant industry for more than 40 years.

  • Gouda Sampling at Wisconsin Cheese Masters

    Wisconsin Cheese Masters in Egg Harbor welcomes Lindsey Decker of Holland’s Family Farm for a Gouda sampling on May 25 and 26, 2 – 5 pm. Decker will sample and describe the Gouda from top 2013 cheesemaker Marieke Penterman that swept the 2013 United States Cheese Championship Contest.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest Introduces “Friends of the Festival” Initiative

    Steel Bridge Songfest announces a new “Friends of the Festival” initiative that will serve to strengthen the local communities through encouraging Steel Bridge Songfest attendees to patronize local businesses.

  • Dentistry by Design Presented with Community Partnership Award

    Sunshine House Inc. presented the Community Partnership Award to Dentistry by Design at its annual awards dinner on May 6. Dentistry by Design’s owner Dr.

  • Bayside Bakery & Café Relocates to Shops of Green Gables

    Bayside Bakery & Café will begin its third year in business with relocation to the Shops of Green Gables in Ephraim. Bayside will continue to offer “Made from Scratch” bakery, fresh salads, smoothies, custom lemonades and iced teas as well as box lunches, specialty picnic baskets, made-to-order hors d’oeuvres, special occasion cakes and desserts.

  • Door County Eye Associates Celebrates Healthy Vision Month

    Door County Eye Associates in Sturgeon Bay announces May is Healthy Vision Month. Millions of people in the United States have undetected vision problems that can cause vision loss and even blindness.

  • JCC Offers Solar-powered Lighthouses

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts offers a solar-powered style of the handcrafted lighthouses this season. The solar model is four feet high and handcrafted by the Amish from recycled plastic.

  • Gibraltar Baseball Team makes Donation to Go Bo Foundation

    Gibraltar Vikings Coach Jay Kita presents a check for $2,400 to Annika Johnson for the Go Bo Foundation before a game on May 21. The idea to donate $1 from the sale of every coupon book came from the baseball team members, Kita said.

  • Sevastopol FFA Helps Plant JWC Crabapple Trees

    The Jacksonport Women’s Club (JWC) sponsored the planting of five Prairiefire Crabapple trees at the historical site just south of Jacksonport. The JWC initiated the Beautification Program this spring with 75 trees being planted from Brussels to Sister Bay.

  • The Cheese Insider

    After a winter that does not seem to want to go away it is time to be thinking about the warm days coming our way. Janice and I spent some quality time this winter visiting with a number of cheesemakers here in the state to see what new cheeses they are creating.

  • Congratulations to Brenda Sabo

    A memory lingers of days of yore as you walk in the door of Linger in Fish Creek. My mind remembers when I sat at my grandmother’s kitchen table, the feeling is the same as I am served by Brenda Sabo.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:43pm

    The Village of Ephraim is a dry municipality, meaning the selling and manufacturing of alcohol is prohibited. How many other dry municipalities are there in Wisconsin?

  • 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?


    Michelle Gibson, Sturgeon Bay teacher, poses with flowers from students on the bus ride home from Door and Kewaunee County Legislative Days. Sixteen students from Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee County schools attended Legislative Days in Madison on May 15.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:37pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m baffled. After drinking a few cups of coffee in the morning, I was struck with the sudden urge to use the bathroom while browsing in a shop.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:35pm

    Gemini (May 21 – June 21): Remember that day you got into just a wee bit of trouble with the town constable? No? Oh, it must still be coming up then.

  • Tiny Dancers at the YMCA

    On May 7, the Door County YMCA celebrated the hard work of 112 tiny dancers, including (left to right) Hadley Gigstead, Annika Olson and Stevie Routhieaux, at the Sturgeon Bay Center’s dance recital.

  • A Spring String Concert

    The Door County String Academy put on a fabulous performance at Birch Creek Performance Center on May 5. Students, 6 to 17 years old, performed various pieces for the spring concert.

  • 2013 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    ScheduleAll games start at 6:30 pm. May 29 (Wednesday)Hitching Post @ Mike’s Port Pub (Jacksonport ball field)Bley’s Bar @ AC Tap (Baileys Harbor ball park)Happy Hour @ Institute Saloon (Institute Town Park, south field)Birmingham’s – bye week June 3Happy Hour @ Mike’s Port Pub (Jacksonport ball field)AC Tap @ Birmingham’s (Institute Town Park, north field)Bley’s […]

  • 2013 Nor-Door Little League

    StandingsBaileys Harbor 2-0Egg Harbor 1-0Sister Bay 1-1Washington Island 0-1Ellison Bay 0-2 ResultsMay 17Baileys Harbor 5, Washington Island 4Sister Bay 9, Ellison Bay 4May 20Baileys Harbor 11, Ellison Bay 0Egg Harbor 13, Sister Bay 0 ScheduleAll games begin at 6 pm, unless otherwise noted.May 24Washington Island @ Egg HarborBaileys Harbor @ Sister BayMay 27Egg Harbor @ […]

  • Door County Varsity Athletics

    GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL BaseballMay 28 vs. Reedsville or Kewaunee, TBA GolfMay 28 @ Foxfire Golf Course, Waupaca (Sectionals), 9 am Track and FieldMay 31 – June 1 @ Veterans Memorial Stadium in La Crosse (State Competition) SEVASTOPOL HIGH SCHOOL BaseballMay 28 vs. Gresham Community or White Lake, TBA GolfMay 28 @ Foxfire Golf Course, Waupaca […]

  • From a Slow Start to a Fast-paced Finish

    The season started slow and snowy for all Door County high school baseball teams, but heated up down the stretch for Gibraltar and Sturgeon Bay. Teams around northeastern Wisconsin faced shortened seasons as the snow lingered well into April.

  • Trailing Arbutus

    History tells us that the Pilgrims, having crossed the Atlantic Ocean in their seaworthy craft the Mayflower, landed at Plymouth in 1620 (in what today is Massachusetts).

  • Snippets From Science

    Over the years the Great Lakes have been used as a dump site for everything from raw sewage to toxic chemicals, as if by being out of sight, these unwanted materials would disappear from the planet.

  • Following a Well-chosen Musical Path

    Editor’s note: When we heard that the winner of the Peninsula Music Festival’s annual scholarship was chosen by an essay that outlined her reasons for following a musical path, we asked Southern Door High School senior Kaira Rouer if we could run her winning essay.

  • Sven and I Will Never Be Friends, or A Goat by Any Name is Still Just a Goat

    In case you haven’t heard, this is the “Year of the Goat” in Sister Bay. Yes, soon goats will be everywhere in my hometown, at least small stuffed ones and an assortment of wooden ones decorated by local artists.

  • By the Numbers

    70 - Average number of fatalities tornadoes cause annually in the U.S.

  • Notes from the Grove

    The Economic Development Committee heard an update from Door County North Coordinator Kathleen Pearson. Membership has increased 30 percent, 15,000 brochures are printed, and strategic planning with the Door County North Board has begun.

  • The Least Expensive Gift You’ll Ever Make

    Our whole community was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of a couple of Door County’s most generous souls. Ruth Barker and Lee Traven, two absolutely wonderful people who lived long and inspiring lives, each left this world in April.

  • In Memoriam: Abe Cohn

    Abe Cohn, who passed away May 10 at the age of 88, was many things. He was a devoted husband and father, a man with a sly sense of humor, a good listener, a fisherman, and a mensch, just to name a few.

  • Neighboring Democrats Pay a Visit to Door County

    Two neighboring Democratic Assemblymen made a whirlwind one-day tour of Door County to spread the word that important – perhaps even radical – things are happening in Madison since this state became the beta site for various conservative pet projects such as expansion of the school voucher program to nine more cities that have “failing” schools.

  • There’s Still Time to Chime In on Bicycle Plan

    Imagine the 46 miles of the multi-purpose Ahnapee State Trail from Kewaunee to Sturgeon Bay being extended through the heart of Door County, all the way up to Gills Rock.

  • Volunteer Voices

    When I was growing up, there was nothing like the first day of summer. No school, no homework, just fun, fun, fun! By day two, my siblings and I were already grumbling about being, you guessed it, bored.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    One of the first strays to arrive in 2013 was Tate. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department officer picked him up close to Duluth Place, and brought him straight to the shelter to be warmed and fed.

  • Family, Friends Celebrate Frances Miller’s Century of Life

    In a century of life, Frances Miller has been a popular Milwaukee-based accordion player, a wife and mother, a seamstress, silversmith, weaver, woodcarver and gourmet cook and baker.

  • Flower Farm and Paper Shop Added to Door County Business Landscape

    Inspired last year by the Bachelor’s buttons, wild poppies and other wild flowers that bordered the farm property she rents on Townline Drive in Sister Bay, Abbie Turner began distributing wild flowers.

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Begins June 7

    The Midsummer’s Music Festival in Door County brings together truly world-class musicians to perform chamber concerts in cozy and unique venues all over the peninsula.

  • Terrence James Coffman Brings Vincent Van Gogh Play to Washington Island

    Terrence James Coffman will bring his one-person, two-act show that portrays the famous artist, Vincent Van Gogh, to the Trueblood Performing Arts Center in Washington Island on May 31 at 7:30 pm.

  • Woodwalk Gallery Presents “The Taming of the Shrew” or That’s What You Get for Lovin’ Me Sing-along

    Sing-along The Taming of the Shrew or That’s What You Get For Lovin’ Me – Woodwalk Gallery’s fifth annual fractured classic production – will be presented May 30 and 31, and June 1.

  • StageKids Presents AlieNation for One Performance Only

    StageKids presents AlieNation, for one performance only, on May 25 at 2 pm at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. The Sossy Mechanics team (Brian Sostek and Megan McClelland) will direct a group of Door County students in this allegorical story about fear of the unfamiliar and acceptance of those who are different as told by humans, their alien neighbors, and a whole lot of foam swimming noodles.

  • Inaugural Sugar Creek Showdown is set for June 1

    The Southern Door Business Association will host the inaugural Sugar Creek Showdown on June 1, 11 am – 6 pm. This family friendly good time will be held at Sugar Creek County Park, located on County N in Gardner.

  • TAP’s Kickstarter Deadline is June 2

    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.

  • Registration is Open for The Ridges Summer Camps

    The Ridges Sanctuary is an ideal location for a child’s outdoor learning. On the grounds of one of Door County’s most unique wild places, children can search for dragonfly larvae in a sedge meadow, examine animal tracks along the beach, and learn about the appetites of insect-eating pitcher plants and sundews.

  • Briggsville Gardens to Offer Garden Tours

    Since 1990, Tammy and Richard Briggs’s love of horticulture has transformed gardens all over Door County. Now, they have created their own unique, privately owned gardens that will be available for self-guided and guided tours.

  • Washington Island Canoe & Kayak Event Scheduled for June 14 – 16

    Racers, paddlers, beginners, experts, spectators, volunteers and sponsors are invited to the Washington Island Canoe & Kayak Event, scheduled for June 14 – 16.

  • Docent-led Hikes at The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School will again offer free, docent-led hikes covering the history, folklore and landscape of the school and its 128-acre property.

  • Crossroads’ Public Hikes to Resume after Festival of Nature

    Crossroads at Big Creek is hoping for warm and sunny weather because the Door County Festival of Nature will be celebrated through the cooperative efforts of The Ridges Sanctuary, The Nature Conservancy, The Door County Land Trust, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and Crossroads at Big Creek.

  • There’s Still Time to Get Tickets for Lighthouse Festival

    The Door County Maritime Museum announces there’s still time to get tickets for the Lighthouse Festival. Enjoy three days of boat excursions and guided land-based tours to Door County’s 11 historic lighthouses.

  • North Ephraim Movie Theater to Show Independent Movies throughout Summer

    The North Ephraim Movie Theater will open for the season on June 9 and will show films at 9 pm every Saturday night through Aug. 31. North Ephraim Movie Theater will showcase independent movies from across the nation.

  • Sign Up for Jacksonport Historic Cabins Walk at Maifest

    The Jacksonport Historic Cabins Walk is scheduled for August 5, but promotion of this fundraising event begins at Maifest, May 25 - 26, when tickets will first become available.

  • Door County Doppelgangers

    So I’m having a drink with my pal pat mAcdonald. I’ve been staying at his Holiday Music Motel in beautiful downtown Sturgeon Bay since taking the job as editor of this fine independent publication.

  • Young Eagles take to the Sky

    Planes buzzed over the Door Peninsula on May 18 as young people – ages 8 to 17 – took to the skies for the Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport.

  • Have You Submitted Your Summer Music Schedule?

    On June 14, we will release our awesomely useful 2013 Summer Music Preview, featuring a calendar of sweet live music events, an extensive list of Door County music venues, and a few summer highlights – and we want to make sure you're in it! If you have already sent over your schedule, give yourself a pat on the back – you deserve it.

  • The Ridges Adds another Orchid Mania Tour to Byway Tour Lineup

    In mid-April The Ridges Sanctuary announced a new series of tours and, according to director Steve Leonard, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

  • Jess Holland Sings for the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign

    The Cookery’s wine bar will host a benefit concert for the Door County YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign on May 27. Jess Holland will perform spirited folk songs starting at 7 pm.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest Welcomes Young Songwriters to “Construction Zone”

    This year, Steel Bridge Songfest 2013 announces two partnerships in the week-long “Construction Zone” songwriting and recording marathon: Interlochen Arts Academy and School of Rock (Chicago chapter).

  • Birds of Chicago Perform at The Lodge at Leathem Smith

    Birds of Chicago, a collective based around singer/songwriters JT Nero and Allison Russell, will perform at The Lodge at Leathem Smith on June 22 at 8 pm.

  • Your Representatives in the News

    State Assembly Representative Garey Bies Bies recently issued a statement in which he called for the state to use some of the additional revenue found in the state’s budget projections (more than $500 million during the next two years) to support K-12 schools.

  • Cookie Bill Could be Icing on the Cake

    Most local food bought and sold in Wisconsin must be made in a commercially licensed kitchen, but an assembly bill could allow more homemade goods to go to market.

  • DOT to Hold a Meeting for the WIS 42 Reconstruction

    • The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting for the reconstruction of WIS 42 through the village of Sister Bay beginning in July 2014 and continuing through June 2015.

  • Mary Donaldson was approved as elementary principal and director of special education of Sevastopol School District

    • Mary Donaldson was approved as elementary principal and director of special education of Sevastopol School District. Donaldson has been an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, math specialist, principal and charter school director in the past, and has worked in higher education.

  • Bies-Authored Bill Could Shake Up Technical College Structure

    State Representative Garey Bies is finally moving forward with an idea he had in his first term to change up how the state’s technical colleges are funded and overseen.

  • Funding for Beach Monitoring Uncertain

    Wisconsin has been promised federal funds for programs that test for bacteria on Great Lakes beaches, but state DNR water resources management specialist Donalea Dinsmore still has her fingers crossed.

  • Ick… Ticks

    My first tick of the season wasn’t hiding in the woods or crawling on my skin. It was in a jar on the kitchen counter, marked with a yellow sticky note on which my roommate had scrawled Watch For Ticks! He had found the fat wood tick hitched to his back, and thought the little bugger should serve a life sentence in a Ball jar, where it would slowly suffocate and warn the rest of us to watch for his eight-legged kind.

  • Couple Turning Wine Into Water

    Every spring, Trisha and Paul Filar got ready to garden. They’d pull out pots, fill them with soil and plant. The family’s container garden would last for a while, but come the heat of July the plants would die.

  • Paul Regnier Bird Tour Highlights Egg Harbor Event

    The Village of Egg Harbor, the newest certified Wisconsin Bird City in Door County, will celebrate this new honor with a bird-centered event on May 26.

  • Early Farm Market Plant Sale at Settlement Shops

    A local landscaping company will bring shrubs and flowering crab trees to the early farm market plant sale at the Settlement Shops on May 25, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.

  • One Voice Trio Featured at Cowboy Church

    The One Voice trio of Lynn Gudmundsen, David Hatch, and Lloyd Michalsen will be featured May 26 at the opening service of the Northern Door Cowboy Church.

  • Alexander Noble House Museum Opens for the Season

    The historic Alexander Noble House Museum opens for the season on June 8 with “Silken Memories,” an exhibit featuring vintage wedding gowns, photos and other artifacts from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.

  • Various Seminars held at Bjِrklunden throughout Summer

    From June 9 – 14, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering these seminars: “Listen to the Birds” with Don Quintenz and “Creating Better Photographs with Your Digital Camera” with Philip Krejcarek.

  • Baileys Harbor Town Hall Hosts Barn Dance

    The Door County Folk Alliance is sponsoring a barn dance on May 25, 7 – 9 pm, at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. Tim Jenkins of La Crosse will be the caller.

  • Door County Historical Museum Opens for the Season

    The Door County Historical Museum is open for the season at 18 N. 4th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The museum is open daily through October 31 between 10 am and 4:30 pm.

  • Door County Bridge Club Begins Fourth Season

    The Door County Bridge Club announces the beginning of its fourth season of duplicate bridge on June 4. Sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), duplicate bridge games will be held every Tuesday at 12 pm and every Friday at 9 am from the beginning of June through the end of September.

  • Dear Door County, It’s Been a While

    It’s been a while since I crossed your border of Cherryland and frankly, it’s been a while since I tasted their mystic tartness. It’s been a while since Culvers introduced me to the intersecting highways and it’s been a while since Egg Harbor introduced me to Fish Creek and Ephraim.

  • Congratulations, Gibraltar Vikings!

    The Gibraltar Vikings recently became Division 3 Regional Golf Champions. (Left to right) Grant Heiman, Sam Higginbotham, Logan Ferrie, Ethan Wuollett, and Ben Bruns celebrate their success.

  • Congratulations, Richard Brisch!

    On May 10, Richard Brisch shot a hole-in-one on hole eight with a sand wedge at his home course, Peninsula State Park Golf Course in Ephraim. This is Brisch’s second hole-in-one, the first he scored at Winter Park Country Club in Winter Park, Colorado, with a seven iron.

  • Bonnie Braes Begins

    2013 marks the 20th anniversary of the women’s golf league at Maxwelton Braes. The “Bonnie Braes” started as an early evening group to accommodate the schedule of several members who were working and has continued as a group that prefers late afternoon golf and adjourning to a favorite spot to enjoy camaraderie and a dinner out (one of the newest members even joined because she wanted to become part of the fun-loving group at the Cornerstone).

  • Cherry Hills Opens for the Season

    Cherry Hills Golf Course, located at 5905 Dunn Road in rural Sturgeon Bay, opened for the 2013 golf season on May 11. The 18-hole championship golf course, driving range, along with the bar and restaurant will be open this season.

  • Door County Golf Leagues

    Looking to get on the greens this summer? Here are a few of the regular leagues in the county.

  • Dynamic Color

    May 18 and 19, Tom Nachreiner held his workshop “Dynamic Color for Plein Air Painting” at the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay and the Cana Island Lighthouse near Baileys Harbor.

  • Edgewood Orchard Galleries Begin 45th Season

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a reception for Exhibit I on May 25, 4 – 7 pm. Exhibit I includes painters Judi Ekholm, Shelby Keefe, and George Shipperley; jeweler Marcia McDonough; and glass artist Lyla Nelson.

  • Shepherd of the Bay Ratchets Up Annual Memorial Day Service

    Born into a musical family in the German town of Eisenach, the place where Martin Luther hid out while translating the New Testament into German, little Johann Sebastian Bach grew into a musical genius and, as ChristianHistory.

  • Jacksonport Hosts Annual Maifest

    A weekend of fun and excitement will take place in Jacksonport over Memorial Day for the 41st annual Maifest celebration, May 25 and 26. Since 1973, the community has hosted Door County’s unofficial summer kick off festival at Lakeside Park.

  • A Morning in Fish Creek with Charles L. Peterson

    Natural light streams through the windows of Cottage Row Framing & Gallery where the whitewashed walls of the 100-year-old barn serve as a perfect backdrop for the paintings of renowned artist Charles L. Peterson.

  • Pop Artist Todd Carey Performs at his Favorite Venue

    “Door County is everything for me in music,” says Todd Carey, as he drives through the busy streets of New York City – the Midwest native’s home for the past four years.

  • Fine Line’s Exhibit I Reception & Artist Demonstration

    The work of three painters—Richard Patt, Kristy Goggio, and Kathie Wheeler—will open Fine Line Design’s Gallery’s first exhibit of the 2013 season. Exhibit I is currently on display at Fine Line, and the public is invited to an artist reception on May 25 from 4 – 7 pm.

  • Frykman Studio Gallery Hosts Spring Reception

    Frykman Studio Gallery of Sister Bay will host a spring reception on May 25 and 26, 10 am – 5 pm, to showcase new photography by Luke and Heather Frykman.

  • DCAL Gallery Celebrates New Season

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery will celebrate the start of a new season with a wine and cheese reception on May 25, 3 – 5 pm. The public is invited; admission is free.

  • Local Artist Wins Award of Excellence

    Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma sculptor and painter, was recently juried into the Manhattan Arts International show titled: Celebrate the Healing Power of Art 2013.

  • Create Art for Community Mosaic Project

    The Hardy Gallery in Ephraim recently announced preparations for the launch of the organization’s 6th annual Community Mosaic Project. The Community Mosaic Project, presented in partnership with the Artists Guild, continues to bring together artists and community members to create a visual tapestry of public art.

  • Anne Emerson Receives Achievement Award

    The 10th annual Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Awards (WVALAA) ceremony was held May 19. Anne Haberland Emerson, founder of Edgewood Orchard Galleries, is among this year’s recipients of a WVALAA.

  • Keith Carter Exhibits Rustic Vessels

    Clay On Steele, Algoma’s community art center, and the Barnsite Gallery in Kewaunee invite the community to an evening of art and celebration of artist-in-residence Keith Carter’s newest exhibition and body of work, Rustic Vessels.

  • Woodwalk Gallery Opens with “Birds Of A Feather”

    “Birds of a Feather” opens Woodwalk Gallery’s 2013 season with a reception on May 26, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. The community is invited; there will be music by Pamela Johnson, hors d’oeuvres by Wisconsin Cheese Masters of Egg Harbor and a floral creation from Jeremy Stichman of DC Floral in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Door County Artists & Non-profits Help Cover Community Needs

    Five Door County artists and five non-profits are helping cover community needs through umbrellas. Linger Coffee House in Fish Creek will kick off the Memorial Day weekend by unveiling five hand-painted patio umbrellas crafted by Door County artists and Gibraltar Middle School students.

  • Greco Gallery Hosts Artists Reception and Spring Open House

    The artists of Greco Gallery, “an artistic boutique” on Sturgeon Bay’s historic Third Avenue, invite the public to view their recent work at an artists reception and spring open house on May 25, 5 – 8 pm.

  • Keith Clayton Recognized at International Show

    Local artist Keith Clayton participated in the prestigious international show “Visions – The Next 50 Years,” put on by Habatat Galleries of Michigan. The event showcases the best and latest in contemporary glass by over 100 artists from around the world.

  • MAM Opens “Wildlife Biennial XVI”

    The exhibition “Wildlife Biennial XVI” opens June 1, with a public wine and appetizer reception from 5 – 6:30 pm. Many of the artists from across the state will be present to view the show and talk with visitors.

  • Mr. Helsinki Welcomes Home Martinez Studio

    It was a busy winter for Wence and Sandra Martinez. The couple was notified of their acceptance into the prestigious 2013 Smithsonian Craft Show in October and worked hard to finish new tapestries for their Door County show.

  • Afternoon Tea & Printmaking Classes for Kids

    The public is invited to an afternoon tea and gallery talk in celebration of the exhibition “The Nature of Jewelry: Botanical Designs & Symbols,” at Peninsula School of Art, on June 8, 3 – 4:30 pm.

  • Gills Rock Coffee Opens for the Season

    Gills Rock Coffee, featuring the works of local artist Marcia Nickols, opened for the season on May 23. Nickols’s watercolor and handmade-paper collage series is on display and for sale.

  • Artists Guild Offers New Classes

    Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay announces new, upcoming classes – First Steps in Oils on June 1, 10 am – 12 pm, and Drawing Essentials. First Steps in Oils is intended for beginning oil painters who have taken Art Fundamentals or have some working knowledge of the medium.

  • Almost Perfect Pottery Sale at Ellison Bay Pottery

    Ellison Bay Pottery’s annual spring ‘Almost Perfect Pottery’ Sale is scheduled for May 25. Beautiful and fully functional John Dietrich pottery will be for sale at deep discounts.

  • Seconds and More Sale at George Burr Gallery

    Not every piece of pottery is perfect right out of the kiln. Sometimes it’s good enough to be used, but it has a slight imperfection. Often the mistake creates a piece that is unique, and rather than crush them, the George Burr Gallery in Ephraim will sell these blemished beauties at a big discount.

  • Gifts at Jacksonport Craft Cottage Feature Spring

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts currently features handcrafted mini wall quilts, all hand-pieced by Lynn using paper piecing. The paper piecing method allows the artist to create soft sculpture pieces using very small decorative fabrics to create finer detail.

  • Transylvanian Author Turns Decades of Research into “Dracula Chronicles”

    For 40 years Victor T. Foia scoured libraries, museums, churches, monasteries, mosques and mausoleums spanning two continents. In the end, he utilized this vast knowledge of the subject to recreate Dracula’s world in a multi-volume historical novel.

  • Door County Libraries Summer Program Sign-up Begins

    Readers of all ages are welcome to the Door County Libraries 2013 “Dig into Reading!” programs. Sign-up recently began for the programs online, and in person at the various libraries.

  • A Dog Day Afternoon at the Library

    Mocha, an almost 10-year-old Golden Retriever/Husky mix, entered the Sturgeon Bay branch of the Door County Library on a recent Thursday afternoon with her human, Tracy Robinson, at her side.

  • April Fools

    Poet Nancy Rafal penned this poem in response to the tragic events that took place during the Boston Marathon on April 15 as well as the recent deaths of three Door County residents: Norb Blei, Keta Steebs, and Lee Traven.

  • Sushi on Tap

    While the first impression upon entering the back door of the AC Tap may not seem like the typical aura for the sushi savvy, the oriental lights strung across the bar and the five roll selection offers inspiration to take part in this Tuesday night special.

  • Viewers Respond to Jennifer Lee’s “Intermission”

    I was first drawn to Jennifer Lee’s painting of the blue female figure one afternoon in the office, I studied the piece and conjured up my own ideas of what was taking place, who this woman was.

  • Students Speak Up at Legislative Days

    Not all of the 96 Door County delegates attending Legislative Days were issue experts, municipal leaders or political junkies. Some of them were barely voting age.

  • Seeking Submissions for Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Expose and Photography Jubilee

    Summer is fast approaching and it is again time for the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Hal Grutzmacher's Writers' Exposé and Photography Jubilee. The Peninsula Pulse is an independent, locally owned newspaper covering news, arts, and entertainment on Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula.