Volume 19, Issue 13 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Initiative Announces Wine for the Skatepark

    How does wine from California help build a skatepark in Sturgeon Bay? Enter John Verbeten. Verbeten is the local rep for vintner Kenny Likitprakong’s Banyan, Folk Machine and Hobo label wines.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:55pm

    Southern Door strays are in the spotlight this week. Miss Gigi is a high-spirited, full-of-personality girl who was found running along County Road MM in late April.

  • Sister Bay Honors Volunteers with Benches

    Marge Grutzmacher reacts to the unveiling of benches honoring her and fellow Sister Bay volunteer Ron Kane (who stands at center, clapping) in Waterfront Park in downtown Sister Bay on June 8.

  • Waseda Farms Hosts Free Family Farm Day

    The Women’s Fund of Door County will honor the hardworking women and families in the community by holding a free family farm day on June 20, 4 – 7 pm, at Waseda Farms.

  • Strong Kids Campaign Exceeds Goal

    The Door County YMCA’s annual Strong Kids Campaign came to an exciting conclusion on May 31; the campaign exceeded its goal and raised $479,000. Funds raised will provide financial assistance for Door County residents who cannot afford a Y membership.

  • YMCA Celebrates Ruth Barker’s Life

    Community members are invited to celebrate Ruth Barker’s life at the YMCA Northern Door Program Center (3866 Gibraltar Lane, Fish Creek) on June 21 at 1 pm.

  • Four Students Receive United Way Scholarship

    United Way of Door County announces the four recipients of its scholarship program – Brandi Hernandez, Southern Door; Jordann Starr and David VanDreese, Sturgeon Bay; and Andrew Munao, Washington Island.

  • Calling Bakers of All Ages

    Olde Ellison Bay Days’ annual pie baking contest seeks entrants of all ages. All fruit pies, single or double crust, will be accepted (no cream pies).

  • Door County Historical Society Host Dinner at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club

    The Door County Historical Society will present a dinner and program on June 24 at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. The menu includes: salad with buttermilk dressing, roast pork loin, mashed potatoes, vegetables, assorted bars and cookies.

  • MDCMC Auxiliary Award Scholarships to Students and Employees

    Ministry Door County Medical Center Auxiliary recently awarded $18,000 in scholarships to Door County students pursuing a medical career in three categories: outstanding high school seniors, ongoing students in Associate and Bachelor degree programs, and medical center employees continuing their education in the medical field.

  • Hunter Education Course Offered at Peninsula Gun Club

    The Peninsula Gun Club of Fish Creek is offering a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources certified Wisconsin Basic Hunter Education Course. The course will be held July 23, 25 & 30 and Aug.

  • Fundraising Underway for Altrusa’s Back-to-School Fair

    Fundraising is actively underway for the 15th annual Back-to-School Fair, sponsored by Altrusa Club of Door County. Altrusa is one of 145 charitable and civic groups to receive a generous grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation.

  • Cellcom Awards Local Student Scholarship

    Cellcom has selected 16 graduating high school seniors from across its service area to receive $750 scholarships, including Andrew Munao from Washington Island High School.

  • A Successful Kickstarter Campaign for TAP

    On June 2 at 6:59 pm, the Third Avenue Playhouse achieved and exceeded its fundraising goal of $10,000 by raising $11, 270 on the crowd-funding Kickstarter site.

  • Steel Bridge SongFest Puts a Jingle in Local Pockets

    When something as organically grassroots as the Steel Bridge SongFest comes along, people don’t have a lot of hard facts and figures to share. It’s 80-or so musicians gathered at the Holiday Music Motel in what is known as the Construction Zone, a place where music is made and songs are created with the soon-to-be 82-year-old Steel Bridge just across the street as the backdrop and metaphorical spine holding everything upright.

  • Summer Solstice Beer & Cheese Tasting to Benefit The Ridges

    Guests will have an opportunity to sample beer and cheese at the Summer Solstice Beer & Cheese Tasting at Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub on June 20 at 8:30 pm.

  • Door County Coffee and Tea Offers Single Serve Cups

    Door County Coffee and Tea Co. announces it is the first Wisconsin coffee roaster to offer coffee in Single Serve Cups for use in Keurig coffee brewers.

  • Launches New App

    Door County On the Go is a new Smartphone and mobile device app that allows people to get up-to-date lodging and visitor information on Android or iPhone and tablets.

  • Guillette Heating and Air Conditioning Merges with Synergy Geothermal Heating-Cooling

    Owners Tom Feld of Guillette Heating and Air Conditioning and Derrick Ellefson of Synergy Geothermal Heating-Cooling announce the merging of their two businesses.

  • Spot Opens in Sister Bay

    Which one of these does not belong: a chrome Ford bumper, an aqua-colored steel bunk bed, or a yellow Schwinn cruiser? Anyone who has walked into Spot, Sister Bay’s newest retail endeavor, would say that’s a trick question.

  • Hospital ‘Putting Their Money Where Our Mouth Is’

    Rarely does a person leave a doctor’s office without being reminded to eat healthy and get plenty of exercise. For many, the advice rests in the ears during the drive home, maybe for a couple days, but too often it ends up atop the trash bin of best intentions.

  • Zumba Gold Classes Held at Area Assisted Living Centers

    Martha Bennett, a fitness instructor located in Sturgeon Bay, was recently licensed to teach Zumba Gold. Zumba Gold is a specialty of Zumba Fitness LLC, which began the very popular Latin-based dance fitness classes.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2013 Nor-Door Little League

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2013 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Steve is Rendered Speechless

    No matter how long I work in the bookstore (or in the retail industry, more generally), there are still instances where I can be surprised. My most recent case in point occurred on a morning several days ago when a couple entered the store looking for a copy of the new Door County Land Trust Guidebook.

  • Environmental Stressors and the Development of Schizophrenia

    • Enhance your chances of acquiring Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) by consuming excess amounts of saturated fat from animal products (meat and dairy), trans fats from processed, baked and fast foods, and omega-6 fats from vegetable oils, margarines, fried foods and some junk foods.

  • New Appointments in the Town Committees

    Welcome to “Notes from the Grove” providing information about Liberty Grove town government to residents and visitors. • The Highway Committee decided not to name East Door Bluff and Door Bluff Roads Heritage Roads.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:46pm

    40 - Percentage of American households in which mothers were the sole or primary source of family income in 2011.

  • Crab Spider – Master of Deceit

    A most unusual and astonishing comment occurred many years ago when I was part of a public study session on snakes. Randy Grimes, snake expert from Neenah, was just finishing the three-hour workshop in which he displayed and discussed several species of snakes, including the King, Western Fox, Bull, Yellow Rat, Garter, Indigo, Anaconda, Timber Rattlesnake and a huge Burmese Python.

  • Pen Players Open Season with “Saloon”

    Peninsula Players Theatre opened its 78th season on June 11 with the Wisconsin première of Saloon by Terry Twyman, a gritty, often raucous, cowboy tale set in the Old West with a real never-say-die spirit.

  • Rachel Barton Pine to Teach Master Class at Birch Creek

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center is excited to announce Rachel Barton Pine, an international concert violinist who is celebrated as a leading interpreter of classical works, will be coming to Door County to teach a master class to the Symphony students on June 27.

  • StageKids Announce Workshop Schedule

    StageKids of Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay presents its summer/fall theatre workshop schedule. The following classes are available: • Introduction to Stage Combat with Dan Klarer, June 15, 12 – 2 pm; for ages 10-18 • Introduction to Clowning with Dan Klarer, June 22, 12 – 2 pm; for ages 10-18 • Introduction to Improvisation with Ryan Patrick Shaw, July 8, 12 – 3 pm; for ages 9-12 &13-18 • Introduction to Musical Theatre with Claire Morkin, July 15, 12 – 3 pm; for ages 12-18 • Introduction to Theatre with Spencer Milligan, Aug.

  • Tony Shalhoub to Serve as Olde Ellison Bay Days Parade Marshal

    A Door County tradition continues later this month as Ellison Bay’s 47th annual Olde Ellison Bay Days returns with a touch of Hollywood class. The 2013 festival theme is “Feed the Fish,” in honor of the film well-known to Door County residents featuring Tony Shalhoub, star of the popular Monk TV series and winner of many theatrical awards.

  • Beach Yoga Classes to Begin in Egg Harbor

    Join Kathy Navis each week in Egg Harbor for Beach Yoga on Monday mornings starting June 17. Level II classes begin at 8 am and Level I (beginner) classes start at 10 am.

  • Forestville Flag Day Parade Scheduled for June 15

    The second annual Forestville Flag Day Parade is scheduled for June 15 at 11 am. This year’s parade will feature a flyover by a World War II plane. This year’s event honors the 60th anniversary of the Korean War veterans.

  • Ephraim Yacht Club Offers Adult Sailing Lessons

    The Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) offers beginner sailing lessons for adults in several formats. One class meets once a week for three hours on Thursday evenings.

  • Summer Family Programs are Underway at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek with celebrate Flag Day, June 14, with a hike to Big Creek in search of Blue Flag, a wild purple iris. At 11 am, hikers should meet at the Collins Learning Center to begin the search for the “flags.

  • Door County Sail and Power Squadron Announce First Seminar

    The Door County Sail and Power Squadron invites the community to the first of six summer seminars – Marine Radio on June 15. The VHF radio is the mainstay of coastal communication and is essential for marine emergency communications.

  • “Alternate Root” Magazine Names DCA Artists in Top 30

    Leading Americana music rag The Alternate Root recently released its list of the Top 30 Female Roots Vocalists, and the list features a plethora of past and future Door Community Auditorium (DCA) artists.

  • Hits of Simon & Garfunkel Performed at Peg Egan PAC

    AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle will take the stage and perform the greatest hits from Simon & Garfunkel on June 16, 7 pm, at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor.

  • Harmony by the Bay Series Begins with Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns

    Harmony by the Bay’s first concert of the series is scheduled for June 19 and features Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns. Jay Whitney originally formed Big Mouth in 1980 around Flint, Mich.

  • Door County Historical Museum Searches for Depression-era Items

    The Door County Historical Museum is looking for artifacts from the Great Depression during their Add to the Archives event on June 15. Are there recipes that were made when some ingredients were scarce? What types of entertainment were there? What were the clothes like? Did anybody find jobs with the WPA (Works Progress Administration) or CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) working on local buildings or highways? The museum is looking for all types of information – memories included (as long as they’re written down).

  • Lake Lessons Begin for the Summer

    Lake Lessons, The Ridges popular summer speaker series, returns with “Wisconsin and Door County Lighthouses.” Authors and historians Ken and Barb Wardius will present the program at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on June 20 at 7 pm.

  • Savory Spoon Welcomes Whistling Swan Executive Chef

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School welcomes Adam Schierl, Executive Chef at the Whistling Swan, on June 20 at 6 pm. This is Schierl’s first appearance at the Savory Spoon Cooking School, and he will share his culinary talents with a very special menu.

  • Farm Market Kitchen continues Heritage Dinner Series

    The 2013 Heritage Dinner Series at the Farm Market Kitchen returns for another season. The dinners are a showcase event of the Farm Market Kitchen Incubator a shared-used food-processing center in Algoma.

  • “Detropia” Screened at UUF

    A free screening of Detropia, an evocative new documentary from filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County on June 18 at 4:30 pm.

  • Salsa with J-Ro Offers Introductory Lessons

    Salsa with J-Ro every Thursday at the Beantown Clubhouse in Baileys Harbor. Every Thursday at 7 pm, J-Ro will provide a 1-hour introductory dance lesson on basic steps to Salsa, Merengue and Bachata.

  • Door County Before Digital

    Tracy was always a better dresser than me. (Can you guess which one I am?) Tracy’s the well-prepared tourist who dons sunglasses on her pulled back golden hair, because it’s wildly windy and sunny at Cave Point County Park.

  • Congratulations to Patty Bley and Penny Salmeri

    Ah, the sunshine, birds chirping – a time we all hold so dear. We call it the start of the season and roadside markets doth appear. Now these markets are part of our landscape, with quite a few around.

  • Beer and Cheese, a Match Made in Heaven

    In the bad old days before the craft beer revolution there were events held throughout the country that paired wine and cheese. Some of those are still held to this day, but now that beer has come into its own, it is finally time to acknowledge that wine and cheese do not pair as well as that match made in heaven – beer and cheese.

  • The Cheese Insider

    In 2011 the world cheese production was 44.25 billion pounds, yes billion. The United States leads the world with 10.6 billion pounds, followed by Germany, 4.

  • Liberty Grove Sues County, Rowleys Bay Resort Over Zip Line Variance

    The Town of Liberty Grove has initiated legal action against the Door County Board of Adjustment and the owners of Rowleys Bay Resort in Ellison Bay over the issuance of a land use variance that allows the resort to run zip lines.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:09pm

    Dear Mary Pat, Can you provide some insight into how much is too much when facing a "buffet?" I recently witnessed an individual pile about ten cookies onto their plate from a complimentary offering at an event.

  • 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 Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:04pm

    Gemini (May 21 – June 21): Great balls of fire are about to descend on your evil political foes so heed the advice of the latest astrological bulletin beamed to you.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:00pm

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Taking a Break from the Fairways

    On the morning of Saturday, June 2, I ventured to Peninsula State Park Golf Course for the first time in my life. I carded a 45 on the front nine. That same morning, a few hours east in Ohio, Tiger Woods carded a 44 on the back nine at Muirfield Village Golf Club.

  • Register for Inaugural Bill Boettcher Golf Event

    Horseshoe Bay Golf Club and the Door County Community Foundation cordially invite the community to the inaugural Bill Boettcher Dinner & Golf Event. On July 21, an elegant, five-course dinner, paired with select wines, will be served at 6:30 pm.

  • Sign Up for Classes at Dr. William and Carolyn Bell Golf School

    The Dr. William and Carolyn Bell Golf School, hosted at Peninsula State Park Golf Course, is now open for sign up. This golf school is free of charge and is open to kids between the ages of 8 to 14-years-old.

  • Registration Open for Play ‘FORE!’ The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School’s Fifth Annual Play ‘Fore!’ The Clearing 9-hole Golf Scramble Fundraiser is scheduled for June 24 at Peninsula State Park Golf Course, starting at 1 pm.

  • Golf League Results

    Golf league results from around the county.

  • Golf Events

    June 17 (signup deadline): Door County Match Play Championship, Cherry Hills, guaranteed two matches, cash payouts for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and consolation winner June 22: Caddyshack Open, Cherry Hills, 4-person scramble, 8 am June 24: Play ‘FORE’ The Clearing, Peninsula State Park, 9-hole scramble, 1 pm June 29: Cherry Hills Appreciation Day, 4-person scramble open […]

  • Midsِmmar Celebration at Clay Bay Pottery

    Clay Bay Pottery in Ellison Bay invites the community to a “Midsِmmar” celebration on June 21, 5 – 8 pm. Jeanne and David Aurelius have created new pieces incorporating the themes associated with the traditional Swedish festival celebrating the longest day of the year.

  • Linden Gallery Displays Le Long Lao Oil Paintings

    Along with long-awaited spring sunshine, Linden Gallery just received fourteen paintings from Chinese artist Li Long Lao. The canvasses are alive with scenes of rural life in southwestern China, and each one tells a story.

  • Altered Painted Lady Workshop at Alchemy Fields

    Tyler Lambert, an artist from Assemblage Studio, will instruct a workshop at Alchemy Fields on June 29, 10 am – 4 pm. For this workshop, participants will create a mixed media project.

  • Exhibit II Opening Reception and Nachreiner Demo at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host the Exhibit II reception on June 15, 4 – 7 pm. Edgewood Orchard’s Exhibit II features the artwork of oil painters Tom Nachreiner and Leslie Wu, wood worker Richard Bronk, lamp and fine home furnishing creators Janna Ugone and Justin Thomas, and jeweler Leda Rawlins.

  • Jewelry Trunk Show at Plum Bottom Pottery

    Jewelry artist Angela Lensch will host a trunk show June 14 – 16 within the gardens of Plum Bottom Pottery. Lensch will feature new variations of her woven pendent necklaces as well as fresh new woven necklaces filled with bright gemstone colors.

  • Meadows Art Gallery Seeks 3-D Artists

    The Meadows Art Gallery will show the works of Jeff Olson, Mike Safranski and Keith Wickert throughout June. Photographer Safranski and colored pencil Jeff Olson are Scandia Village staff members who have a long history of living and creating art in Door County.

  • Children’s Book Illustration and Production Workshops at Peninsula School of Art

    Learning the ins and outs of publishing and illustrating children’s books is packaged into two consecutive hands-on workshops at Peninsula School of Art.

  • Patti Tuyls is Featured Artist at Bejeweled Images Fine Jewelry

    Patti Tuyls and her husband Jim have been avid record collectors for over 30 years. Her passion for rock music and her love of album cover art inspired her to embellish album covers with fine art glitter.

  • Arts on the Corner Opens in Egg Harbor

    On June 15 and 16, 10 am – 5 pm, Egg Harbor’s Arts on the Corner will host a creative demonstration on handcrafted jewelry by jlee Studio. jlee Studio will demonstrate the talent that goes into their hand stamped jewelry.

  • Classes and Events at Artists Guild

    Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay announces upcoming classes and events. The topic for Tuesdays with Jen on June 18 is “What is Zentangle? Make a Zentangled Card.

  • Martha Coaty Showcased at Glas Coffeehouse

    Martha Coaty will display her photography at Glas Coffeehouse throughout June. Coaty is an award-winning fine art photographer currently living in Allouez, Wis.

  • Hand Painted Night Lights at Santa Fe Shop

    Jenny Floravita was born to be an artist; she began her studies in painting, drawing, music and dance as a small child. Her life in the San Francisco Bay Area afforded her great exposure to the arts.

  • Potters Wheel Gallery to Close in July

    After 58 years of providing “art you can use,” Potters Wheel Gallery and Studio in Fish Creek will close July 7. Founder and resident artist, Abraham Cohn, passed away May 10 after a long illness.

  • Announcing the Judges of the 2013 Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Expose and Photography Jubilee

    The Peninsula Pulse is once again sponsoring the Hal Grutzmacher Writer’s Exposé and Photography Jubilee. The contests are held in the spirit of the late Hal Grutzmacher, a professor and Door County bookstore owner, by offering commentary and encouragement to promising writers and photographers from accomplished and professional writers and photographers.

  • Meet Amos – Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library’s Therapy Dog

    Beginning June 20th, “Reading to Amos” will be held every Thursday at 10:30 am at the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library. Amos is Gloria Dougherty’s therapy dog who will be available for children of all ages to read aloud to him.

  • Used Book Sales Begin at Sturgeon Bay Library

    The Friends of Door County Libraries will host used book sales in the basement of the Sturgeon Bay Library throughout June. Sales will be held 9 am – 12:30 pm on June 15, 22, 29 and July 6.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest 2013 Schedule of Events

    The ninth annual Steel Bridge Songfest will once again rock Sturgeon Bay, June 13 – 16, with a record number of songwriters and bands performing at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city.

  • Writer Jerry Apps Kept a Secret from Everyone But His Editor

    Jerry Apps has been telling stories of Wisconsin history and rural life for more than four decades, and his books often carry a bit of personal history, but there was one piece of his own history that he wanted to keep a secret.

  • Settlement Shops Farmers Market Opens for the Season

    The Settlement Shops Farmers Market in Fish Creek opened for the season on June 12; the market runs every Wednesday, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, through Oct.

  • Do You Have Wisconsin’s Oldest Fridge?

    Focus on Energy is on the hunt for Wisconsin’s oldest refrigerator, and the owner of it could be a big winner. Focus on Energy will take that old clunker for free, and the owner will receive $50 for recycling and could save up to $150 a year in future energy costs.

  • Carol Hoehn Teaches Tai Chi at Junction Center Yoga Studio

    Carol Hoehn has returned from Taiwan to lead students of Tai Chi in a five-week, 10-class series, sharing her knowledge of one the oldest forms of Chinese martial arts.

  • Thyroid Health and Natural Remedies Discussed at Greens N Grains

    Nicole Dersé, certified nutrition consultant, functional and nutritional medicine clinician and founder of the Center for Optimal Health in Sturgeon Bay, will discuss thyroid dysfunction, its causes and natural remedies on June 20 at 1 pm at Greens ‘N Grains in Egg Harbor.

  • AMBLE Volunteers Track Toxins in Door County

    When Jack Peterson takes his weekly walk along Europe Bay beach, he brings binoculars, a field guide and a shovel.

  • Unplanned Career as a Novelist Blossoms into Eight Books

    When Harold Thorpe retired in 1997 after seven years as a teacher, four as a school psychologist and a quarter-century as a college professor, he wasn’t planning on a second career – certainly not one for which he had no training or experience.

  • Your Representatives in the News

    State Assembly Representative Garey Bies Bies briefed other legislators on the economic impact of low Great Lakes water levels.

  • Gibraltar’s School Newspaper Looks Ahead

    Nora Harris has worked on the Viking Voice since she was a freshman at Gibraltar High School, and has worked on nearly all facets of the newspaper – writing, photography, layout and editing.

  • Wisconsin Could Increase Tax Credit for Renovating Historic Structures

    Two bills in the state legislature would increase the amount of tax relief given to private developers fixing up historic buildings. “It’s nice to save some of these historic buildings and put some new uses in them, and oftentimes there’s additional cost associated with reusing and repurposing historic buildings,” said Bill Chaudoir, executive director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation.

  • Tractor Ride Honors the Door County Polka King

    Twenty tractors drove through Northern Door June 11 to honor local legend Freddie Kodanko. “He was a great guy,” said Chad Kodanko, Freddie’s second cousin.

  • Community Clinic of Door County Opens in Sister Bay, Offers Reproductive Care

    The Community Clinic of Door County has opened its doors in a new location. “There seemed to be more of a demand for us to offer services to the Northern Door community,” said Jane Herlitz, Community Clinic executive director.

  • Fun Park Pulled Helicopter Application

    • The Egg Harbor Fun Park has withdrawn its application for a helicopter landing pad. The public hearing originally scheduled for June 11 in the Town of Egg Harbor was cancelled.

  • Local Business Roundtable Coming Up

    • As a direct result of the recent Door Kewaunee Legislative Days in Madison, the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) will host a local business roundtable with state officials on June 18, 10 – 11:30 am in the Community Meeting Room in Sturgeon Bay City Hall, 421 Michigan St.

  • Understanding the Adriatic

    Just a few feet below the surface, between two round orange buoys and surrounded by the paint fumes, barges passing by and construction sounds of Bay Shipbuilding lies the Adriatic, the ship Caitlin Zant will study for the next year.

  • Stirring That Maritime Imagination

    It started on a gray morning in Sturgeon Bay, much like the one outside when Kurt Krauss sips a cup of coffee at Glas in Sturgeon Bay. “There’s just something in the air that stirs in side of you,” Krauss said, looking out the window.

  • Welcoming Summer: Ephraim Hosts Annual Fyr Bal Festival

    Ephraim explodes with summer excitement as Fyr Bal Festival (pronounced fear ball) re-creates traditions of early Norwegians celebrating Midsummer’s Eve.

  • Baileys Harbor Hosts 2nd Annual Beer Festival

    More than 1,200 people are expected to take to the grounds at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall Park June 15 for an afternoon like no other in Door County.

  • After Anger Comes Sihasin

    What comes after anger? Bass player Jeneda Bennally needed an answer to that question after first a regional court of appeals and then the United States Supreme Court sided with a ski resort called the Arizona Snowbowl, which set up shop on the San Francisco Peaks, the Sacred Mountain of the West to the Navajo people.

  • Four Artists Combine Skills to Create “Sunset Melody”

    The beautiful geography and impressive amphitheater that comprises the Peg Egan Performing Art Center in Egg Harbor went up an octave with the addition of “Sunset Melody,” a 16-foot sculpture which graces the west side of the performance center and will reside for at least the next few years.

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival kicks off in an English style

    By Jim Lundstrom [email protected] @JimstromPulse As a recent convert to English classical music – after attending an Elgar-heavy performance by the BBC Concert Orchestra earlier this year – I looked forward to Friday’s opening night of the Midsummer’s Music Festival at Birch Creek with its theme In An English Country Garden.

  • On Overlanding: Why Americans Should Get on the Truck

    We finally found a restaurant selling chicken, rice, beans, and chips. Just as we tucked into some beans and chips, thunder clapped and it began to pour.