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Volume 20, Issue 31 – Section 1

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  • Coveting Your Neighbor’s Car, or Desperately Seeking the Joneses

    In a recent conversation with an acquaintance, the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” arose and, as is so often the case in my conversations, I was quickly asked whether I knew the origin of this phrase.

  • Meteors

    The annual Perseid meteor shower peaks this week, between Aug. 10 – 13, however, a waning gibbous moon (the phase after a full moon) may make it harder to see the meteors.

  • Powerful Spirit of Community

    As one who has the privilege of working for the Door County Community Foundation, I am often called upon to offer a few comments at various fundraisers and community events about the importance of giving back.

  • Bringing the Artist Out with Bottle and Brush

    The sight of a paintbrush used to intimidate me – I was one of those. Add paint and a canvas – I wouldn’t know where to begin. But hand me a glass of wine – I’m in.

  • Art Advice for All

    Two years ago, Artists Guild owners Sarah and Jeff Bradley took a leap of faith and a few harrowing walks with carts full of art supplies down Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.

  • 1st Assembly District Primary Candidate Questionnaire

    Paul Feit Age: 38 Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture, Laramie, Wyoming Doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree, Creighton University Medical Center’s School of Dentistry, Omaha, Nebraska Relevant experience or civic involvement: I am a small business owner and job creator.

  • 1st Assembly District Primary Candidate Questionnaire

    Brian Hackbarth Age: 36 Education: Associate of Arts Waldorf College Relevant experience or civic involvement: 3rd term Gibraltar Town Board Supervisor, Gibraltar Planning Commissioner, Gibraltar Parks & Lands Committee Chair.

  • 1st Assembly District Primary Candidate Questionnaire

    Joel Kitchens Age: 56 Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University; Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science, Ohio State University Experience: Founder, Door County Veterinary Associates, Ltd.

  • 1st Assembly District Primary Candidate Questionnaire

    Terry McNulty Age: 45 Education: Associate Degree in Aeronautics-Pilot Training; Associate Degree in Public Works Technologies; And Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Relevant experience or civic involvement: Served over 20 years in the Army Reserves (Retired First Sergeant), 5 years on the Village Board in Forestville (President 3 years), 3 years on Southern Door County Schools Board of Education (2 years Treasurer) 2 term Commander of Forestville American Legion, Chairman of Forestville Flag Day committee, A small businessman, Member of Holy Name of Mary Church, and Coached girls little league for 4 years.

  • A Progression of Passion

    Greco Gallery will hold an artist reception featuring local photographer Jim Rossol of Baileys Harbor. Greco Gallery will host the reception Aug. 14 from 5 – 7 pm.

  • Bucket Brigade to Rescue Boat

    On May 22, 1868, passengers on a ship in Lake Michigan, noting a raging fire on shore, reported, “Baileys Harbor is gone.” The town did lose four houses, two barns, a cooper shop, dozens of cords of wood and acres of wheat.

  • Destroyers Crush Wildcats

    The Door County Destroyers rolled over the Jackson County Wild cats, 56 – 0, in the first game of the Wisconsin State Football League semi-pro season on Aug.

  • Door County Destroyers 2014 Schedule

    Aug. 9 vs. M&M Timberjacks, Spies Field, Menominee, Mich., noon Aug. 16 vs. Slinger Slayers, Slinger High School, 2 pm Aug. 23 vs. Dodge County Braves, Baileys Harbor Rec Park, 4 pm Sept.

  • Chinook Stocking Effort

    In a remarkable feat of distance swimming, tiny Chinook salmon released in Lake Huron two years ago swam their way through the Straits of Mackinac and down through Lake Michigan into the waters off of Racine, according to newly released data gathered with the help of Wisconsin anglers.

  • Participate, Spectate, Volunteer

    The Door County YMCA invites everyone to get involved with the Door County YMCA’s Labor Day Duathlon and 5k run/walk on Aug. 30, as a participant, volunteer or spectator.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, Results, Schedule.

  • 2014 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings, Results, Schedule.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, Results, Schedule.

  • For Fungi Fans

    Charlotte Lukes will teach a one-week class titled “Wild Mushrooms of Door County” at Bjِrklunden in Baileys Harbor beginning Sept. 14. The class is already half-full.

  • On the Wing

    Hopefully the Sulphurs and Whites, flashing sunshine in their wings, will be appearing on the August scene in their typical great numbers. There are no other butterflies in the entire Northern Hemisphere as abundant as these easily recognized creatures on sunny days.

  • County Achieves Bird City Status

    On July 28, Door County became the sixth county in the state to be named a Bird City Wisconsin community, joining Brown, Kenosha, Marquette, Ozaukee and Taylor counties in being named to the bird conservation program.

  • Groundwater Depletion

    A new study by NASA and University of California, Irvine, scientists finds more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources.

  • The Friends Reunite

    Weborg Point in Peninsula State Park will be the setting for the annual meeting of the Friends of Peninsula State Park on Aug. 16 at 11:30 am. A picnic potluck lunch will be followed by a short business meeting, which will include a report from Park Superintendent Kelli Bruns, who will share news about the plans for renovation of the historic White Cedar Nature Center.

  • Strength in Differences

    From northern pike spawning grounds to storing rabbit manure, the work of conservation professionals in Wisconsin is nothing if not diverse, and that diversity is the theme underlying the new edition of Wisconsin’s Land and Water Annual Progress Report Conservation in Wisconsin: Strength in Differences.

  • Cyber-Cycle

    Cyber Green will be at the Baylake Bank Financial Center in Sister Bay on Aug. 23 from 8 am to noon to recycle used electronics as a fundraiser for the United Way of Door County, organized by Baylake Bank.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:15am

    The psychology of dying is not often discussed, but an Australian nurse who worked with terminally ill patients did just that. This snippet is not real science, but it does tell us something about the psychology of dying.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:12am

    Labrador Retrievers bring an affectionate, easygoing nature and fun-loving personality to their families. Dempsey is just such a dog, and he became an instant favorite of the volunteer dog walkers at the Humane Society.

  • Volunteer Voices

    While Kermit the Frog doesn’t think it’s easy being green, the Habitat for Humanity e-waste volunteers would beg to differ. Since the onset of the program in 2011, e-waste volunteers have been working diligently to keep Door County and landfills throughout the country clean of computers, TVs and numerous small electronics.

  • Rockers & Rollers

    The 12th annual Stock Horse of Wisconsin’s (S.H.O.W.) drill team competition was held Aug. 2 at 12 pm at the Door County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay. The competition was held in memory of S.

  • Door County Delegates Travel to China

    Adult applicants are sought for the October delegation to travel to Door County’s sister city Jingdezhen, China. A delegation of 10 or less will be guests of the Jingdezhen for four days in October and will be treated to tour a variety of cultural and community events and sights including the 2014 International Ceramic Fair.

  • Sevastopol Announces Lunch Program Policy

    The Sevastopol School Food Services Director, Casey Andrews, announced the district’s policy for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program or the Special Milk Program.

  • Compete for the “Best Ribs”

    Neighbor to Neighbor is sponsoring its Sixth Annual Door County Rib Fest on Nov. 1, from 4:30 - 8 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Cooks are needed to compete for the title of Best Ribs in Door County.

  • Preventing “Slips, Trips, and Stumbles”

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on "Slips, Trips and Stumbles: Preventing Falls As We Age.

  • Men’s Club Scholarships Helps Gibraltar Graduates

    A Gibraltar High School graduate, headed to college in the fall, may wind up on the career path of her famous grandfather, writer Sydney J. Harris.

  • Quilt Calendar Supports 4-H Program

    Door County 4-H has created the 2015 Door County Barn Quilt Calendar. The calendars are now available at the UW-Extension Office in the Government Center in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Celebrating Jan Jenkins

    A memorial celebration of Jan Jenkins’ life will be held 5 pm on Aug. 17 at the Ellison Bay Community Center. Jenkins and her partner Carol Lango were proprietors of the Newport House on Highway 42 and longtime residents of Ellison Bay before moving to Alabama in November 2013.

  • The Ridges Stomps the Competition

    For the second straight year, The Ridges Sanctuary was the winner in the annual grape stomp competition during Carlsville Day on July 26. The event, held at Door Peninsula Winery, was a way for organizations to raise money for a cause, and have a little fun at the same time.

  • Annual Public Potluck

    On Aug. 10, from 12:30 to 2 pm, the Gills Rock Annual Family Potluck will be held at the Gills Rock Town Park, located at 12724 Wisconsin Bay Road. The annual potluck is a result of more than 60 years of Gills Rock residents and other Door County residents gathering at Siesta Key Beach, Fla.

  • The Business of a Lemonade Stand

    The Boys and Girls Club will hold its annual lemonade stand day on Aug. 8 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. Members will be running stands at five different locations in Sturgeon Bay, including Econofoods, Pick N Save, Frozen Spoon, Associated Bank and Bay Pharmacy.

  • Life Notes

    Births, Passings, Graduation.

  • Kopischke Graduates from Camp Harvarda

    Alan Kopischke’s performance background surfaced as he neared the end of an intensive weeklong session for nonprofit managers last month at Harvard Business School.

  • Medical Director Granted New Credential

    Unity Medical Director Patricia Neuman, DO, HMDC, was recently granted the Hospice Medical Director Certified credential by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board.

  • Introducing the Pen Player Interns

    This summer Peninsula Players Theatre welcomed 10 new interns into the community. They live, play and work side by side with many diverse industry professionals.

  • Orchard Country Receives Medals

    Orchard Country Winery received eight medals at the 2014 Wisconsin State Fair Professional Wine Competition. The award-winning wines include: Sweet Cherry, Door County Sparkle, Honeycrisp Apple, Autumn Harvest, Nathan John, Celebrate, Swedish Lingonberry, and Cranberry Delight.

  • Door Pen Winery Wines Win Awards

    Three of Door Peninsula Winery’s wines won medals at the 21st annual Amenti del Vino International Wine Competition, held at App’s Ristorante in West Haven, Conn.

  • Prairie Gardens Relocates to Green Bay

    Prairie Garden Rug Studio is winding down its operation and relocating in the near future to Green Bay after 20-plus years in Door County. The new location has not yet been determined, but Patsy Welch, a certified McGown teacher, will continue teaching.

  • Craft Cottage Sells Painted Wine Glasses

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts presents hand-painted wine glasses by Diana from Jacksonport. She paints with enamel glass paint and then the glass is baked for added durability.

  • Dr. Arnold to Present at MESS

    Dr. Phillip Arnold of the Ministry North Shore Medical Clinic has been asked to present at this year’s annual MESS (Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding) course for the United States Ski Team.

  • Sales Associates Receive Awards

    Doris Bodenner, sales associate for Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, was recently recognized as an International Diamond Society award winner, an achievement earned by only the top nine percent of Coldwell Banker’s 82,000 agents worldwide.

  • Mentoring Programs Seeks Volunteers

    The Door County COIN Business Mentoring Program is seeking experienced business leaders to volunteer as mentors to up and coming Door County entrepreneurs.

  • Evergreen Nursery Celebrates it’s 150th Anniversary

    Evergreen Nursery Co., Inc. of Sturgeon Bay will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Aug. 14. The event will be in conjunction with the Wisconsin Nursery and Landscape Association Summer Field Day.

  • Aging in Door County

    Patricia Moore, an internationally renowned gerontologist and designer, will be the keynote speaker at the Women’s Fund of Door County annual Celebrate Women! Luncheon on Aug.

  • Fine Art and Goats

    The goats have invaded Sister Bay and more are spreading the word this year about Door County Festival of Fine Arts. Door County artists expanded the herd in 2014 with 15 more plywood goats decorated and on display around the Village.

  • You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

    If it were a person rather than an August cultural phenomenon in Door County, the Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) would now be eligible for Social Security.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 6, 2014 2:07pm

    Last week’s Question: Look closely….where in Door County is this located?

  • Congratulations to Aaron Geary

    When we look to our past with experiences reflected, It’s so simple for us. Press a button. You’re connected. The reality today is there’s so much more involved.

  • Overheard and Shout Outs

    Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 6, 2014 1:53pm

    Dear Mary Pat, My sister-in-law wants to do a family vacation with the entire family. My husband has four siblings, so including nieces, nephews, and three grandparents, there are 26 of us.

  • Framed

    Jack Duffy, 9, of Sister Bay caught this small mouth bass off the dock in Sister Bay in July.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Wisconsin is the leader in the production of cheese in the United States, especially the fast growing world of specialty and artisan cheeses. The dairy industry in our state has grown to more than $27 billion, yes, billion.

  • The Beautiful Wall of Beer at Main Street Market

    One of my biggest concerns when I moved to Door County in April 2013 was that I would not be able to keep my refrigerator/beer cellar as well stocked as I had at my previous location, where I was near one of the great liquor/beer outlets in the Fox Valley.

  • Five Decades of Ooms and Wilkens

    In a break from shooting the 2009 movie Midnight Chronicles, actor Steve Sweere noticed that Richard Ooms, standing there in his wizard robe, was giggling to himself.

  • Jazzy Vocals

    One might easily imagine carloads of jazz singers trekking up to Egg Harbor to join some of the world’s top jazz vocalists in a Door County barn. Birch Creek Music Performance Center has been sponsoring these musical collaborations for decades.

  • Tag-Team Performers

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is now performing it’s new musical Trick Boxing, showing until Aug. 24 Tuesday – Sunday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm. There will be no evening performances on Aug.

  • A Birch Creek First

    Birch Creek’s inaugural vocal jazz concerts will be held August 12 – 16 and feature nationally known recording artists who also serve as instructors for approximately 20 Birch Creek students.

  • Finding My SUP Center

    On Tuesday and Saturdays at 8 am, Bay Shore Outfitters offers a Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Class at Waterfront Park in Sister Bay. I had the opportunity to attend a Saturday session recently.

  • Toe Tappin’ in the Barn

    Stock Horse of Wisconsin’s annual barn dance will be held on August 23 at Idlewild Farms, 2339 Idlewild Road, Sturgeon Bay. Partake in some “good old-fashioned home cookin’” including all-you-can-eat pork, beef, chicken, beans, roasted potatoes, booyah and dessert.

  • Historic Interpretive Hikes

    The 79-year history, folklore and landscape of The Clearing Folk School are the subject of free, interpretive hikes to the historic campus and buildings, led by our volunteer docents on select Saturdays and Sundays through October.

  • Newport Celebrates

    August 9 marks Smokey Bear’s 70th birthday as he continues to communicate his well-known message: “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.” “Many people think that lightening starts most wildfires.

  • The Thresheree Returns

    The Northeastern Wisconsin Antique Power Association (NWAPA) presents the 32nd Annual Valmy Thresheree from Aug. 15 – 17. The thresheree is held at 5005 Country View Road in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Monarchs at The Ridges

    On August 8 at 10 am, environmental artist Kirsten Christianson is collaborating with The Ridges Sanctuary to present “The Monarch Butterfly Paper Project” at the Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 County Road G in Egg Harbor.

  • Celebrating Our Heritage

    On August 10, Nan and Jerry Krause will present a program that will feature the history and culture of the German immigrants. “Celebrating Our German Heritage” will begin at 2 pm in the Vignes Schoolhouse.

  • Flying Exhibition is Back

    The Bay Flyers RC Show & Flying Exhibition is coming back on Aug. 10 from 11 am to 3 pm. All public and RC are welcome to the event. There is no landing fee and the exhibition takes place on a grass field.

  • Star Gazing in Sister Bay

    Stars are bright with minimal light in Sister Bay, creating an ideal venue for stargazing. Hobby and professional astronomers, and anyone who enjoys looking at and contemplating the night sky, are invited to attend a Star Gazing Party on Aug.

  • Visitor Access on Plum Island

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) will be hosting two special visitor access days on Plum Island, part of Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge, will be open for hiking, wildlife observation and photography on August 16 and 23 from 10 am – 4 pm.

  • A Winning Tractor

    On the weekend of July 26 and 27, the Liberty Grove Historical Society’s Antique Tractor (and Vintage Farm Equipment) Show was held at their museum site.

  • Getting Waxed at Cherry Lanes

    Stevie Wonder kicked things off at Cherry Lanes in Sturgeon Bay last Sunday night. He was followed by the Plastic Ono Band, Tweaker, The Moaners, Captain Beefheart, Shuggie Otis, Cream, Nine Inch Nails,

  • Big Band on PAC Stage

    The Birch Creek Jazz Orchestra will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series, located at the Peg Egan PAC on Church Street in Egg Harbor on Aug.

  • Reggae Roots in the DCA

    On August 10 at 8 pm, Ziggy Marley will bring his infectious blend of blues, R&B, hip-hop and reggae roots to the Door Community Auditorium (DCA).

  • Husky Undertones

    Woodwalk Concert Series welcomes back Krista Detor for her Door County CD release of Flat Earth Diary on Aug. 8 at 7 pm. Her book Flat Earth Diary: Notes From the Bridge will also be available.

  • Wickman Hosts Dahl

    The Wickman House will host local musician Katie Dahl in a monthly performance every month through November. Dahl will perform from 6 - 9 pm on the second Thursday of each month, from Aug.

  • Lovely Lavender

    How does a lavender farm get the word out about its fragrant herb? It partners with a well-known local chef to offer a first-hand cooking experience. That is exactly what Fragrant Isle Lavender Farm & Shop, a newly opened lavender farm and shop on Washington Island did on Friday, Aug.

  • Where It Began

    The Baileys Harbor Historical Society’s next event will focus on the history of the Bjِrklunden chapel and estate, as well as the Boyntons who created it all.

  • Continue Learning

    From Sept. 7 until Sept. 12, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will offer a few different seminars. “The U.S., Iran and the New Middle East” will be presented by Jon Greenwald.

  • Cheese and Breakfast

    On Aug. 13 at 6 pm, Dean Sommer, Cheese & Food Technologist of the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research at U.W. Madison, will take the mystery out of cheesemaking at Savory Spoon Cooking School.

  • Play 9

    In my two months since joining the “real world,” there’s one phrase that coworkers have seemingly tattooed upon my introduction. “Youthful exuberance” is how they describe my never-say-no mentality.

  • Red Jacket Victory

    Paul Nelson of Fish Creek took first place in the Red Putter Pro Tournament held August 2 at The Red Putter Mini Golf in Ephraim. After three rounds of golf, Paul Nelson and Eric Kraft were tied with a score of 108.

  • Play It Short

    Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp and other dignitaries dedicated Peninsula State Park Golf Course's new short course on Aug. 2. The short course is a six-hole course designed to introduce youth, people with disabilities and adults with no experience to the sport of golf.

  • Ott Tees Off

    Eric Ott tees off on hole #11 at Peninsula State Park Golf Course in Ephraim.

  • Golf League Results

    League Results.

  • Porch Noise

    I am an undiluted fan of porch noise, not to misuse here the word music. Once the porch was considered a major home appliance the same as the washing machine.

  • A Poet with Passion

    Christine Swanberg is the featured reader for the UUFDC Dickinson Poetry Series on Aug. 13 at 7 pm. Swanberg has won many poetry awards and was nominated for a Pushcart.

  • Learn to Write

    Write On, Door County offers many opportunities for writers of all ages and levels of experience to exercise their creative muscles in August. Whether you have a novel in mind, would like to start a memoir, or just want to learn more about being a better writer, there is something for you.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 422

    I love writing poems about the most ordinary of things, and was envious, indeed, when I found this one by Michael McFee, who lives in North Carolina. How I wish I’d written it.

  • Q&A: Questions & Artists – Marilyn Jensen

    Marilyn Jensen is the founder of Sister Bay Trading Company, a full service design firm located in Sister Bay. Originally from Chicago, Jensen came to Door County with her then-husband John to set up a location for them to make and sell their custom furniture.

  • Imposed Rhythm

    Woodwalk Gallery is pleased to present works by its represented artists in a 20x20 format to celebrate this year’s 20th anniversary. The opening reception for the show will be Aug.

  • Next Generations

    Recently, the Door County Women’s Fund had a call for art to find an image to grace the cover of their 2014 Women’s Fund of Door County Tribute book. The selected image was an oil painting titled “Who Will Fill Your Shoes” by Colette Marshall of Fish Creek.

  • Reveling in Art

    An exhibit by Glenn and Marty Gerber of Sturgeon Bay will be shown in August at the UU Gallery in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in north Ephraim.

  • A Diverse Collection

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery will present “Two Dimensions,” a celebration of their painters, printmakers and other 2D artists on Aug. 9 from 4 – 8 pm.

  • Master Artist Named

    The Door County Art League honored Lynn Gilchrist as the recipient of the 2014-15 Master Artist Award at its 28th Annual Members Showcase reception on Aug.

  • From Design to Weaving

    Martinez Studio, the working studio of Wence and Sandra Martinez, is making steady progress on a new 6' x 7' weaving of Sandra’s latest design, “Juego.

  • Quilting Styles

    The Trillium Quilt Guild of Sister Bay is proud to display its members’ works at the Link Gallery at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek through Aug.

  • Fleeting Glimpse

    The Hope Church Gallery announced Beverly Hart Branson is their artist of the month. Her exhibit runs through the end of the August. Branson has loved to do artwork and has enjoyed the art of others all of her life.

  • Final Summer Exhibit

    Fine Line Designs Gallery’s Exhibit IV, the final summer exhibit, features painters David Lacey and Todd Voss, mixed media artist Darren Jones, and sculptor Gene Reineking.

  • Rethinking Ephraim

    The Village of Ephraim is developing a long-term vision for the village with the help of living Lab, a Detroit-based landscape architecture and planning studio.

  • School Registration Begins

    The School District of Sturgeon Bay will hold school registration on August 7 from noon to 7 pm and on August 12 from noon to 7 pm. All public school students, regardless of grade levels, should register in the high school commons on these dates.

  • Four for Four

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a public reception for the opening of its fourth exhibit of the season on Aug. 9 from 4 – 7 pm. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served in the gallery courtyard.

  • Two Stangers

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery is featuring the photography of Baileys Harbor residents Arlene and Steven Stanger during Aug. 9 – 15. A retired microbiologist, Arlene has pursued her interest in film and digital photography for years.

  • Culture and Agriculture

    Two Door County artists, Lynn Gilchrist of Sturgeon Bay and Barbara Kenyon of Fish Creek, have artwork in “Culture + Agriculture 2014,” a juried show at New Visions Gallery in Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield.

  • Fresh, Tranquil and Charming

    Watercolorist Stacey Small Rupp will be the featured artist at Cottage Row Framing & Gallery, August 10 – 16. There will be a “meet the artist” reception on Aug.

  • Learn to Write

    Write On, Door County offers many opportunities for writers of all ages and levels of experience to exercise their creative muscles in August. Whether you have a novel in mind, would like to start a memoir, or just want to learn more about being a better writer, there is something for you.

  • Traveling Shakespeare

    On August 6, join Door Shakespeare as they welcome the Shakespeare on the Road team to Door County. This collaborative project is touring various classical theatre companies and festivals in North America over the course of this summer in order to take the pulse of how Shakespeare is performed today.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Door County Sheriff Primary Candidates

    Four Republican candidates for the office of sheriff will face off in the Aug. 12 primary. The primary winner will face Democratic candidate Tammy Sternard in the Nov.

  • Photography- 1st Place

    Photography by Sadie Weber

  • Photography- 2nd Place

    “Rolled Out” by Steven Stanger

  • Photography- 3rd Place

    “China Girl” by Sarah Ann Winn

  • A Newbie Reviews AFT Favorite

    I cannot say how, despite about two decades of bi-annual trips to Door County, I had managed to escape an experience which so many consider absolutely essential to every visit here.

  • Deck Sealing Closes Bridges

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is announcing "deck sealing" operations are scheduled to take place on the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge and the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay.