Volume 20, Issue 25 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Unknown Home

    The Hanson family – 150 to 200 of them – are coming home to Sturgeon Bay on June 28. They’re coming to a house no one alive knew existed until 2009 to hear about ancestors most of them never heard of, who left this area nearly 100 years ago.

  • Making Connections: The Sutra Gallery

    “Sutra in Sanskrit stands for thread,” Jitendra Suman wrote on the Sutra Gallery website, “which in terms of time and space connects the past with the present and various distant points in the future.

  • YMCA Opens New Center

    The Door County YMCA held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new Lansing Avenue Center on June 16. In the fall, the Lansing Avenue Center will transition to offer daycare for children ages six weeks to five years old, and will also offer before and after school care for Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door schools.

  • Shopko Goes “Back-to-School”

    Altrusa Club of Door County announces the receipt of a generous $500 grant from The Shopko Hometown Foundation. These funds will be used to provide school supplies, backpacks and other related items to Door County children in need attending Altrusa’s Back-to-School Fair in August.

  • Anthony Birdsall Named Philanthropist of the Year

    The Door County Community Foundation named Reverend Anthony Birdsall as the 2014 Door County Philanthropist of the Year at a luncheon on June 18 at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor.

  • Early Detection

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs on July 13 at 4 pm with a presentation on prostate cancer.

  • How To: A Farmer’s Guide

    U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden recently announced the implementation of new Farm Bill measures and other policy changes to improve the financial security of new and beginning farmers and ranchers.

  • HOPE is Not Lost

    As of Dec. 31, 2013, We Are HOPE Inc., a partner of Door-Tran, discontinued the Door County Transportation Options Program (DCTOP), which provided Door and Kewaunee County residents with zero percent interest vehicle purchase or repair loans.

  • Students Honored at State Convention

    Nine members of the Southern Door FFA chapter attended the 2014 State FFA Convention in Madison, held June 9 – 12. Students left on Monday morning and headed to Milwaukee to deliver the barrel of can tabs that the Southern Door Agriscience Department had collected for the past three years.

  • Food for Thought

    In an effort to combat child hunger, the Door County YMCA will offer its free Summer Food Program from June 16 to Aug. 29, thanks in part to a $35,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation and other key funders of the program.

  • Santa’s Secret to Success

    Tom’s famous Bloody “Merrys” will once again be sold at the Door County Secret Santa tent on June 28 starting at 10 am. The tent will be set up along the Olde Ellison Bay Days Parade route on Highway 42 between The Mink River Basin and Brew Coffeehouse.

  • Spuds n’ Splits

    Spuds n' Splits is set for June 28 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor at 6 pm. Enjoy a baked potato with a choice of toppings, a make-your-own banana split or ice cream sundae, and listen to live music provided by the Praise Band.

  • Maritime Museum Seeks Volunteers

    The Door County Maritime Museum is seeking personable and cheerful individuals interested in serving as volunteer tour guides on the historic tugboat John Purves.

  • Blast from the Past

    The Log Den restaurant in Egg Harbor will be the headquarters for a Gibraltar High School Reunion for classes more than 50 years old, from 1931 to 1963, on June 28, 1 – 4 pm.

  • Brat Fry

    Nor Door Adult Day Services, also known as Open Door, will sponsor a brat fry every Friday from June 27 to Aug. 29 at 11 am. There will not be a brat fry on July 4.

  • Father and Son Head to All-Star Classic

    Gibraltar High School’s Nick Kita has been chosen to play in the 31st annual All-Star Classic, June 27 – 28, at Oshkosh North High School. This event involves the top 72 high school seniors in Wisconsin and is divided by regions into four teams: North (Green Bay/Fox Valley area), East (Milwaukee area), South (Madison area), and West (La Crosse, Stevens Point, Eau Claire area).

  • Free Triathlon Training Day

    Even though the sprint and half iron events are sold out for the 10th annual Door County Triathlon, transfers can still be made; the transfer deadline is June 30 at midnight.

  • An Epic Paddle

    “The Washington Island Marathon is epic,” says Hawaii out-rigger paddler Wendell Martin, who finished in 4:37:13. “I love this race, though some paddlers don’t want to tear themselves up with this challenging of a race so early in the season.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2014 Nor-Door Little League

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2014 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings As of June 23 Casey’s 4-0 Bley’s 4-1 A.C. Tap 3-1 Happy Hour 3-2 Mike’s Port Pub 1-3 Birmingham’s 1-4 Institute Saloon 0-5 Results June 23 Bley’s 5, Casey’s 7 Happy Hour 17, Birmingham’s 1 Institute Saloon 12, Mike’s 13 Schedule June 30 Happy Hour @ AC Tap Mike’s @ Birmingham’s Casey’s @ Institute […]

  • Hunting Tradition Accessible to All

    Eligible hunters interested in participating in the 2014 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities are reminded to contact a land sponsor and enroll before the Sept.

  • Bobcat Hunting Update

    Wisconsin will offer a southern zone bobcat hunting and trapping season beginning in fall 2014. State wildlife officials say the creation of a southern management zone will make new opportunities available for people to hunt and trap bobcats.

  • Early Teal, Longer Dove Seasons Approved

    The Natural Resources Board met on June 25 and approved an early teal season and extended dove season in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will offer an early teal-only duck hunting season that will begin September 2014.

  • Fruitful Container Gardens

    Picture yourself harvesting a few fresh strawberries for your cereal in the morning or perhaps picking a few apples from your own backyard tree to cook up into a pie.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 26, 2014 11:20am

    It is hard to imagine an America where “no one is home.” Two contradictory and controversial theories prevail among archaeologists and anthropologists as to who settled North America.

  • Tour the Escarpment

    On July 26, from 9 am – 12 pm, explore “The Waters of The Ledge” at The Ridges Sanctuary in celebration of the Niagara Escarpment’s eastern edge of the Door Peninsula, along the “backside” (or cuesta) of the Niagara Escarpment.

  • Renewable Energy Record

    Global renewable energy electricity capacity increased by more than eight percent in 2013, achieving a new record level, according to a United Nations-supported report released on June 3.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 470

    Considering that I’m a dog lover, I haven’t included nearly enough dog poems in this column. My own dog, Howard, now in his dotage, has never learned a trick of any kind, nor learned to behave, so I admire Karla Huston for having the patience to teach her dog something.

  • Naturalist Grant

    Peninsula State Park’s naturalist programs this summer will include a wide variety of environmental education topics, including healthy campfire cooking, climate change, and the ecology of the now-extinct passenger pigeon, with support from the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks, Friends of Peninsula State Park and US Bank.

  • Uncork Summer at Olde Ellison Bay Days

    The theme of this year’s annual Olde Ellison Bay Days festival is Uncork Summer, the Door Peninsula’s first countywide food and wine tasting venue taking place on the grounds of Wickman House.

  • Rising Appalachia Returns to Door Community Auditorium

    Because the Door Community Auditorium audience was delighted with the 2013 performance of Rising Appalachia, the sisters Leah and Chloe Smith will return to Fish Creek on June 29 with the unique sound that has emerged from their Appalachian roots and grown to make a place on a world music stage.

  • Performing in Improvised Spaces: The Midsummer’s Music Festival

    Originally chamber music, relatively small ensembles as opposed to full symphonic orchestras, was performed in homes rather than concert halls, hence the term chamber music.

  • Door County Historical Museum: A Museum 75 Years in the Making

    A complete collection of Door County Fair buttons, three restored fire trucks, Native American arrowheads, old-fashioned farm equipment, a spectacular wildlife diorama – and I’m barely skimming the surface of what’s inside the Door County Historical Museum, which turns 75 years old this year.

  • Ozymandias II

    The time has come, / the bookworm said,

  • Lunch

    “This is our traditional Door County lunch,” smiled my brand new Mother-in-law as she placed a platter of cold fish on the picnic table. “These are called chub,” she continued.

  • In Good Company

    This past winter, Door Shakespeare became a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association. The Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) was established to provide a forum for the artistic, managerial, educational leadership for theaters primarily involved with the production of the works of William Shakespeare; to discuss issues and methods of work, resources, and information; and to act as an advocate for Shakespearean productions and training.

  • WE Energies Buying WPS

    Wisconsin Energy, the parent company of WE Energies announced on June 23 that it is buying Integrys Energy, the parent firm of the Wisconsin Public Service utility.

  • Options Outlined at EAB Meeting

    “Emerald Ash Borer is here and it will be here to stay as long as there is an Ash tree alive.” That was the one of the takeaways from an informational meeting that about 75 people attended at Crossroads at Big Creek on June 24, a meeting that was called after the June 10 discovery of EAB in Door County, making it the 22nd county in Wisconsin placed under quarantine since EAB was first discovered in the state in 2008.

  • Cave Plan Approved

    Cavers with the Wisconsin Speleological Society showed up for both the Door County Airport & Parks Committee meeting on June 18 and the Door County Board of Supervisors meeting on June 24 to ask for revisions of the Horseshoe Bay Cave Management Plan.

  • High Bids Force Cana Island Rethink

    Bids for the Cana Island Lighthouse restoration project came in so high that the county’s Airport & Parks Committee, which has oversight of the project, has decided to commence with the outside work to protect the lighthouse tower and keeper’s buildings and leave the interior work for a later date, that is with the approval from funding sources to split the project up.

  • Cherryland Airport Seeks Improvements

    A public hearing before the Door County Airport & Parks Committee was held on June 18 at Cherryland Airport to consider petitioning the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for state and/or federal aid for development at the airport.

  • Travel Writers to Visit County

    One of the Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) most important public relations programs continues in late June with a press tour that will welcome 18 travel journalists from around the U.

  • Edgewood Hosts Anniversary Reception

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries celebrates its 45th anniversary with a reception on June 29, 10 am to 5 pm. The public is invited to visit the gallery and sculpture garden to view photos of the gallery in its early years.

  • Uncork Summer Receives State Grant

    Foodies are invited to take a bite of Door County’s best eats at Uncork Summer on June 28, with the help of a $10,000 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Department of Tourism.

  • Vendors Wanted for Flea Market

    The Stuff-o-Rama flea markets of 2014 need more vendors. Bring garage sale leftovers, attic and shed cleanout, redecorating surplus and other items to the market to earn some cash.

  • Second Story Welcomes Intern

    The Second Story Restaurant at Ephraim Shores Resort is hosting a culinary intern, Abigail Skiba. Skiba is a student at Fox Valley Technical College and is working under the mentoring of Chef Seth Campbell and Jackie Nelson.

  • Eagle Harbor Inn Celebrates 20 Years

    Help celebrate Eagle Harbor Inn’s 20th anniversary with an Ice Cream Social on the front lawn of the Inn on June 28, 1 – 3 pm. The Inn will feature some of its signature food such as ice cream toppings, Nueske’s candied bacon, secret recipe brownies, homemade granola, caramelized Montmorency cherries to soft gingersnap cookie topping.

  • Solar Lighthouses at Craft Cottage

    Featured this year at The Jacksonport Craft Cottage are Amish-made solar lighthouses. These sturdy three-foot lighthouses are crafted from boards made from recycled plastic and come in a variety of colors.

  • Commentary

    Whenever there is an election right around the corner, I can anticipate a small passel of partisan promoters coming to my door to praise their favorite candidate.

  • Linda McMahon Takes a Pass on One of My Good Ideas

    [Note: I ran across a summer resident this week who, after commenting that he missed my bookstore, remembered that last year I invited readers to request favorite columns from the past to celebrate my 20 years of writing a column on the peninsula.

  • By the Numbers Icon

    By the Numbers: How We Get Buried

    10 percent - Decline in the number of funeral homes in the United States since 2004

  • Seeing the Light

    Photography Director for the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living Len Villano has devoted his life to capturing the beauty of nature on film. Villano is also judging The Hal Prize photography contest with fellow photographer Kelly Avenson.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    The names in this article have been changed. It was a very important day for Mary. The day began full of promise with a new job that would help Mary support herself and her young daughter Ava.

  • Weekend Recap

    1_I began my weekend as many non-vacationers in this county do – by working. On the third Friday of my first ever job in food service, I did my utmost to faithfully man the cash register and direct arriving parties to their appropriate tables.

  • Beers to Avoid

    “What’s your favorite beer?” is the Mobius strip of questions. It’s like asking an incontinent person to name their favorite piece of clothing: “Depends.


    Ed Movall multi-tasks to keep up with his thirsty baby goats.

  • Overheard and Shoutouts

    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?

  • Congratulations to Jake Junion

    A charter fishing captain for the past four or five years, Been fishing since age three; that should ease any fears. Jake learned his craft from friends, on-the-job training you could say.

  • Congratulations to Jake Junion

    A charter fishing captain for the past four or five years, Been fishing since age three; that should ease any fears. Jake learned his craft from friends, on-the-job training you could say.

  • The Cheese Insider

    When Janice and I started our journey into the world of cheese six years ago I never imagined that it would lead us to where we are today. It all started when Janice returned home from a trip to Madison, and her first visit to a Wisconsin cheese plant.

  • Article posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:17pm

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Article posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:09pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I recently did a remodeling job for a friend of mine and asked no compensation for my time, just payment for the tools and supplies. She smiled and said she liked what I was doing when she checked in on the way the 'reading room' was coming together.

  • Article posted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 2:05pm

    It’s all about kittens at the Humane Society right now. Ebony, ashy gray, marmalade, snowy or calico color combinations – kittens tumbling over their mates to grab a visitor’s hand.

  • Life Notes

    As a free public service to our readers, the Peninsula Pulse presents Life Notes, devoted to the notable milestones in life, from birth to significant birthdays to engagements, weddings and deaths. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday. Send submissions to [email protected]. The Pulse reserves the right to edit submissions to conform to space. Call 920.839.2121 for details.

  • Debut in “Talley’s Folley”

    Stage Door Theatre Company presents the opening play of the 2014/2015 summer/fall season – Talley’s Folley, a romantic comedy by Lanford Wilson. The play runs July 2 – 25 and features Drew Brhel and Amy Ensign.

  • June in Bloom and in Tune

    It was around 40 years ago that Miss Emma Toft told me of an experience she had with a very young fawn at the Point near Baileys Harbor. She first heard a strange “bleating” cry coming from the woods near the house, and soon some crows were flying and calling near to where the sound was occurring.

  • Arts, Culture, and Heritage

    Peninsula Players Theatre was presented with the Governor’s Award for Arts, Culture and Heritage on June 17, the opening night of its 79th season at the world premiere of Sean Grennan’s The Tin Woman.

  • “Bursting With Passion”

    Midsummer’s Music began its 24th season on June 13 at Birch Creek Music Performance Center with an opening gala. A long-awaited CD of live performances was unveiled that evening which features works by Mozart, Saint-Saens, and Rheinberger recorded live in concert at various Door County venues.

  • Voelker and the Gents

    The first of a series of concerts will be held at the Algoma United Methodist Church on June 29 at 6:30 pm. Jerry Voelker and the Jolly Gents will provide Czech, German polkas and waltzes, and modern jitterbug.

  • Play It Again

    Birch Creek’s 2014 Concert Season opened to a full house on June 19. An enthusiastic crowd enjoyed the rhythms and sounds of Percussion and Steel Band performers, which followed a ribbon-cutting ceremony in celebration of the Play It Again Stand’s grand opening.

  • It’s a Mystery

    Rogue Theater brings The Belgian Detective back to the stage at The Depot Performing Arts Center, now through July 6. When Carol Lyons and her husband, Tom, moved to a small log cabin in Southern Door in the fall of 1994, she spent the winter writing what was intended to be a murder mystery radio play.

  • Affairs of the Heart

    Peninsula Players Theatre opened its 79th season June 17 with the world première comedy The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan. The Tin Woman is a heartwarming comedy centered on a young woman who receives an unexpected heart transplant and the still grieving family who made the donation.

  • Putting Your Best Paw Forward

    Olde Ellison Bay Days presents the inaugural Best Minster Dog Show on June 29 at the Women’s Club in the community park in Ellison Bay. The promenade of dogs begins at 11:30 am with the judging starting at 12 pm.

  • The Ridges Summer Preview

    This summer, The Ridges Sanctuary is offering up an expanded schedule and a few new programs for the season, including a new Backpack Adventure Camps for kids and Lake Lessons.

  • House and Garden Walk

    Stroll through a showcase of four beautiful homes and gardens in Door County during the 54th annual Door County Medical Center Auxiliary’s House and Garden Walk on July 29, 9 am – 5m.

  • A Plethora of Programs

    School is out for the kids, but eight teachers have been going to school at Crossroads at Big Creek, taking a class in geology offered through the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Education Outreach program.

  • Tractor and Engine Show Dedicated to Bruce Hanson

    The 17th annual Liberty Grove Historical Society Tractor and Engine Show and Arts and Crafts Festival will be held July 26 & 27. There will be tractor displays, implements, hit & miss engines, and a miniature scale farm display in the barn.

  • Return of the Fair

    This year’s Door County Fair takes place July 30 – August 3 at John Miles County, 812 N 14th Ave, in Sturgeon Bay. Musical acts on the Miller Lite Midway Stage include: Vic Ferrari, Road Trip, Boogie & the Yo-yo'z, and Madison County.

  • Vikings Continue ‘The Quest’

    The 5th annual Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire is set to open and the theme features a Viking invasion, celebrating a bit of the heritage of Washington Island and Door County.

  • A “Riverboat Soul”

    On July 2 at 8 pm, Pokey LaFarge will bring his unique brand of old-timey “riverboat soul” to Door Community Auditorium (DCA). With a style that’s both ragged and polished, LaFarge is a songwriter, bandleader, innovator, and preservationist whose arsenal of talents has placed him at the forefront of old-time American music.

  • Door County’s Got Talent

    Cupcake Heaven in Sister Bay invites everyone to stop in and enjoy live music each week this summer with local singer/songwriter Marybeth Mattson, performing June 21, June 27, every Saturday in July and on Sundays in August from 1 – 3 pm.

  • Picnic and a Show

    Woodwalk Concert Series welcomes Corky Siegel and Howard Levy to their stage on June 27. Opening the show at 7 pm is Jeanne Kuhns and George Sawyn. Siegel has earned an international reputation as one of the world’s great blues harmonica masters.

  • Ice Cream and the Packers

    The Ephraim Moravian Church is holding an old-fashioned ice cream social and silent auction on July 5, 1 – 4 pm. Wilson’s Ice Cream Parlor in Ephraim has donated all the ice cream; toppings will include caramel, fudge, strawberries, sprinkles and whipped cream.

  • A Tale, A Craft, and a Healthy Snack

    Child’s Play, sponsored by the Ephraim Historical Foundation and Door County Library (Ephraim Branch), will be held every Thursday in the month of July.

  • Changing Times

    As the Door County Historical Museum continues preparations to celebrate 75 years since its beginning, another of curator Harry Dankoler’s contests show how times have changed.

  • Learning History in Style

    Based on months of research, writing, sketching, and painting, award-winning theatrical and opera costume designer Karin Kopischke brought to life the women who settled in Door County.

  • New Tour Program Launches

    The Wisconsin History Tour, a new outreach program from the Wisconsin Historical Society, launches in Door County at the Ephraim Historical Foundation Barn on July 2.

  • 18-Holes, Prizes, Dinner

    Good Samaritan Scandia Village will host the nineteenth annual Grand Scandia Golf Benefit at Peninsula State Park Golf Course on July 20 with tee-off at noon.

  • League Results

    Results from county leagues.

  • Showing Up Grandpa

    On June 19, while golfing with his Grandpa Wayne Kiehnau and Leon Hasenjager, twelve-year-old Tyler Kiehnau scored a hole-in-one with an eight iron, on hole 17 at the Orchards Golf Course in Egg Harbor.

  • Share Your Golfing Photos

    We know you’re snapping a photo or two while playing on Door County’s many golf courses. Whether teeing off, putting for par, or goofing off with your golf buddies – we want them all.

  • Ready for the Spotlight

    The World Cup is something that, even if you are allergic to sport, tucked under a rock at the bottom of an ocean, is probably impossible to avoid. In a country that breeds nationalism, any jersey with the three letters “USA” stitched across a competitive chest will excite even the shiest of Americans.

  • Designing Your Nest

    Ellison Bay Arts will present their first design showroom at Uncork Summer on June 28 and 29. The theme of the showroom is “Build your Nest.” The space will be designed to showcase Ellison Bay Arts members, and special pieces in a collaborative setting to inspire guests to use local art when filling their “nest.

  • Definitely Not Junk in the Trunk

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries continues to celebrate its season with a mid-summer group exhibit, July 3 – 16. The exhibit features newly completed indoor and outdoor artwork from the 150 artists from around the United States and Canada that are represented at Edgewood.

  • Emotive Exhibition

    The first exhibition in The Depot Performing Arts Center features the paintings, drawings and prints of Jamaica Schroedl. Schroedl’s artwork is also included on the set of Rogue Theater’s current production of The Belgian Detective.

  • Phrases We Miss

    Angela Lensch Gallery in Egg Harbor will host a two-day trunk show of LuLit luminaries by Sally Slattery on July 4 and 5, 10 am – 5 pm. LuLit (short for Luminating Literature) features a line of mix-media pieces, primarily Mason jars of all shapes and sizes adorned with old book pages, vintage postcards, antique photographs, and magazine clippings.

  • Renaissance Women

    The Meadows Art Gallery will feature Door County women artists in a show called “Renaissance Women,” from July 1 – 29. The reception is scheduled for July 5, 5 – 7 pm.

  • Midwestern Surroundings

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery, Fish Creek, is showcasing the art of Gretchen Misselt and Polly Joubert June 28 – July 4. There will be a wine and cheese reception on June 28 from 1 – 3 pm.

  • Martinez Fiesta Returns

    This summer, Martinez Studio will re-issue favorite items in celebration of their twentieth anniversary: glasses, candles, vases and shopping bags. All decorated with Sandra’s distinctive symbols and a riot of color.

  • Summer of Sculpture

    Sculptor Deborah Dendler, resident of Fish Creek and Newton, Mass., is exhibiting her work throughout the United States this summer. Dendler’s terra-cotta sculpture, “Shy Fawn,” and her chalk drawing, “Angel,” are exhibited at the Hardy Gallery Annual Juried Exhibition in Ephraim through July 13.

  • Art Saving Nature

    The UU Gallery will feature photography by Sharon Auberle in July. With a deep appreciation of the environment and years of living in the Southwest as well as Door County, Auberle’s affinity for photography and writing seem only natural.

  • Synthesis of Ancient and Modern

    Carri and Jeremy Gicker were both born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area in California and have been designing and producing jewelry full time since 1975.

  • Mold and Pour Molten Bronze

    Learn the ancient art of bronze casting from professional instructors Ken and Mary Davidson at the Bronze Casting Class hosted by Algoma Atelier of Sculpture and Art.

  • New Blooms

    This summer don’t miss the newly renovated gardens at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery. Many know Doug Mancheski for his role as an actor with American Folklore Theatre, many don’t know he is also a master gardener.

  • Complimentary and Compatible

    Michael Doerr of Doerr Woodworking will now show his work at the Martinez Studio, located at 5877 Highway 57 in Jacksonport, after years of successful representation at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor.

  • The Poetry of Nature

    Write On, Door County announces a special poetry workshop offered in collaboration with the Door County Land Trust, with poet Margaret Hasse. The class will be held on July 10, 9:30 am to 4 pm.

  • Trying for Bestsellers List

    Judy DuCharme announces her new book, Society of the L.A.M.B., has been published. In the book, the protagonist Josiah has just awakened from what feels like a deep sleep, where he lived in a raucous colony of those who celebrate dark freedoms but are really trapped in a deception of the worst kind.

  • An Oasis of Calm

    For an oasis of calm in the bustle of a Door County summer, consider the Peninsula Poets gathering that meets at 1:30 pm the third Tuesday of each month in the community room of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library.

  • Emotionally Powerful, Intellectually Unexpected

    The current production at Peninsula Players may well be one of the best shows audiences have seen on that stage. The premiere of playwright Sean Grennan’s The Tin Woman approaches perfection, as he tells the story of a heart recipient meeting the donor’s family.

  • Forever Changing

    Kelly Avenson, photography judge of The Hal Prize (with fellow photographer Len Villano), thrives on capturing moments with her subjects – whether children, wedding parties, or families – she strives to bring out personality and beauty.