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Volume 21, Issue 20 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Sevastopol Student Rides Award to Michigan Tech

    Sevastopol High School student Samantha Spohn received an award from the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) for her skill in computing.

  • Our Representatives

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens lauded the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) after its memebers voted to adopt two of his budget motions that restored funding to programs of great import in the First Assembly District, as well as JFC’s decision to reject Governor Walker’s proposals that would have significantly altered Wisconsin’s long-term care programs.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 2:15pm

    Burton has all the intrepid qualities of his namesake explorer. He arrived from Brussels in September, found trekking down Curve Road with a friend. In April, Burton and the staff celebrated his one-year birthday.

  • Sister Bay Finance Director Retires

    Juliana Neuman appeared for the last time as finance director for the village of Sister Bay at the May 19 meeting of the village board of trustees. “I’d like to thank the board, and actually past boards for this job I have had with the village,” she said at the meeting.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  On May 18, the 2nd Avenue parking structure was closed for repair to the entire lower section and a majority of the top level.

  • Door County Memorial Day Events

    Southern Door The Firing Squad from the George W. Goetz Post 372 Forestville American Legion will conduct Memorial Day services at the following places and approximate times on Sunday, May 24: Town of Forestville, 7:20 am; Namur (Pit Road), 7:30 am; Brockhausen, 7:40 am; Miesere, 7:50 am; Brown, 7:55 am; Kolberg, 8:05 am; Brussels, 8:20 am; White Star, 8:30 am; Precious Blood, 8:40 am; Stevenson, 9 am; Geises, 9:10 am; Old Catholic (between Maplewood & Forestville), 9:25 am; Maplewood, 9:55 am; Carnot, 10:10 am; Clay Banks, 10:25 am; Vignes, 10:35 am; Mount Olive, 10:45 am; Shiloh Moravian, 10:55 am; Schumacher, 11:05 am; Hainesville, 11:15 am; Salem-Schulties, 11:35 am; Forestville, 11:50 am.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • U.S. World & News Report has just released its Best High Schools Awards, ranking more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

  • In Memoriam: June Witalison

    There were no parades or celebrations when June Witalison became the first woman elected to the Egg Harbor Village Board. “It was pretty matter of fact,” said Richard Dannhausen, who served as village president from 1975 to 1985.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTH Terrance and Antonia Sorenson, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born May 15, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Jackie Martin, Edgar, Wis., and Cece Thanig, Wausau. Paternal grandparents are Gary and Gail Sorenson, Forestville. PASSINGS Rita Jean Thompson Jan. 5, 1932 – May […]

  • Door County Team Places First in Stock Market Game

    A Southern Door team comprised of Lydia Kramer, Rachel Malcore, Kristin Rankin and Bailey Tlachac placed first out of 257 high school teams participating in the Spring 2015 Game Session of the Wisconsin Stock Market Game Program.

  • Learn How to Use AED Device

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer a class to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED, performing CPR and first aid.

  • PFLAG Now Meets Second Thursday of Each Month

    PFLAG Door County now meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 10341 Water St. (Hwy 42) in north Ephraim and the third Sunday of each month at 5 pm at Hope Church, 12th and Michigan in Sturgeon Bay.

  • BUG Receives Sustainability Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded The Brussels-Union-Gardner (BUG) Fire Department a Sustainability Grant from the Health and Human Needs Fund.

  • Baylake Bank Offers Tips to Prevent Identity Theft

    In recognition of Older Americans Month in May, Baylake Bank is providing tips and advice to prevent financial exploitation of older adults. “Seniors are increasingly becoming targets for financial abuse” said Dennis McIntosh, security officer for Baylake Bank.

  • Volunteers Needed to Build YMCA Playground

    The Door County YMCA is building a playground, and they need help from volunteers. On June 6, volunteers will build a great new place for kids to play in one day.

  • Learn to Optimize Brain Health

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs on May 31 at 4 pm with “A Little Magic Pill” at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.

  • Free Continental Breakfast at Ephraim Moravian Church

    The Ephraim Moravian Church hosts its second annual “Spring into Summer” free continental breakfast on May 30, 8 – 11 am. In addition to coffee and juice, there will be Moravian sugar cake and traditional Lovefeast Buns.

  • “Jewelry Is Fun” at MDCMC

    Door County Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a “Jewelry Is Fun” event in the main lobby of Ministry Door County Medical Center on June 1, 10 am – 3:30 pm, and June 2, 9 am – 2 pm.

  • Student Builders Complete Eighth DKBEP Home

    The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) hosted an open house and dedication ceremony on May 20 to celebrate the construction of the eighth annual DKBEP High School Home Construction Program home in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Washington Island Ferry Celebrates 75 Years

    As the Washington Island Ferry Line crew prepares for their 2015 peak season, they’ll also be looking forward to celebrating a milestone anniversary. For 75 years, the Washington Island Ferry Line has provided safe and reliable round-trip service to residents and visitors of Washington Island.

  • Harbor Ridge Introduces Three Wise Guys Pinot Grigio

    Harbor Ridge Winery recently won a gold medal at the Tasters Guild International Competition for its Zinfandel, a rich red wine aged in oak barrels for 16 months.

  • One-On-One Business Counseling Sessions Offered on June 4

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center will offer free, one-on-one business counseling sessions on June 4, 8:30 am to 5 pm, for any new or existing business owners in Door County.

  • The Garden Shop Opens at Turtle Ridge

    New in 2015, Turtle Ridge is offering an outdoor dimension to the gallery offerings of handmade leather bags and fiber art. The Garden Shop at Turtle Ridge is an opportunity for them to share a love of plants, nature and the outdoor environment.

  • Social Media Marketing Seminars with Constant Contact

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the Door County Visitor Bureau are bringing representatives from Constant Contact back to Door County for essential training for local businesses on cost-effective tools that can help business owners build and maintain strong relationships with customers through email and social media marketing.

  • LeBrun, Chaudoir Enter SD Hall of Fame

    At the Third Annual Alumni Hall of Fame Ceremony held at Southern Door on May 22, at 9:30 am in the Southern Door Community Auditorium the district honored William (Bill) Chaudoir (Class of 1972) and Margaret LeBrun (Class of 1977).

  • More New Businesses

    Since we ran our new business roundup in our May 15 issue, several other people let us know about new businesses they are opening: Door County Farm Market Owner, Lori Haberli Fresh, local produce, meats, dairy and bakery.

  • Become Work Certified at Job Center

    The Door County Job Center will hold its next Work Certified Session from June 10 – 30, 9 am – 4 pm. Prior to attending each participant will need to complete TABE testing to ensure they are at a compatible skill level for being successful in the program.

  • BodyWorks Announces Yoga Offerings

    BodyWorks of Door County will offer Outdoor Yoga Classes on the waterfront in Ephraim and Sister Bay again this year, beginning May 23. To welcome students back, BodyWorks will host an open house at all classes running June 1-13.

  • Roundtable to Discuss “Safety in the Workplace”

    The Sturgeon Bay YMCA’s next Wellness Works Roundtable is set for May 27, 8 – 9 am, with a presentation on “Safety in the Workplace.” The featured speaker will be Kelly Bubolz, OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist.

  • White-Nose Syndrome Confirmed in County

    The lethal bat disease known as white-nose syndrome (WNS) has been found in Door County. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources just released the results of its winter surveillance of 75 bat hibernating sites throughout the state.

  • Addressing the Student Debt Crisis

    During commencement season this spring, credit reports and payment plans are handed out as readily as degrees at universities across the country. Student debt has skyrocketed as education becomes more expensive.

  • Baylake Corp. Acquires Bancshares, Inc.

    Baylake Corp., holding company for Baylake Bank, announces the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire NEW Bancshares, Inc. in a cash and stock transaction.

  • EBC Awarded JEM Grant for Ephraim Hill Climb

    The Ephraim Business Council has been awarded a Joint Effort Marketing Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism for its inaugural Ephraim Hill Climb & Concours d'Elegance, worth up to $15,540.

  • New Quilt Designs at JCC

    New Amish quilt designs are now at Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts. Owners Sue and Joe Jarosh feature more than 100 new Amish quilts. They recently returned from their six-state tour to get new quilts for their 31st season.

  • Report Prevented Planting and Failed Acres

    Tim Siehr, executive director of Kewaunee County and Door County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers to report prevented planting and failed acres in order to establish or retain FSA program eligibility.

  • 2015 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings As of May 18 Bley’s Bar 1-0 Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse 1-0 Institute Saloon 1-0 AC Tap 0-1 Birmingham’s Bar 0-1 Valmy Happy Hour0-1 Results May

  • Brothers Win Bass Tournament

    Brothers Chris and Cory Johnston of Peterborough, Ontario, were winners of the Spring 2015 Sturgeon Bay Open Bass Tournament, held May 14-16. They caught a total weight of 55.

  • Organic Certification Assistance is Available

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced that approximately $11.9 million in organic certification assistance is available through state departments of agriculture to make organic certification more affordable for organic producers and handlers across the country.

  • Martial Arts Trophies

    Students from Door County Martial Arts YMCA went to The American Black Belt Academy Invitational Tournament and came back with 15 trophies. Pictured are: Donavan Benbrook, Cyrus Alrand, Charlette Benbrook, Jack Benbrook, Chris Lazarevski, Christian Fifield, Tim Alrand, Kyoshi Shaun Koulias, Sensei Carla Brauer, Kari Hoffman, Johny Condra, Hadyn Rose Marquet, Miley Rodd, Keanna McAfee, David Condra, Anna Alrand, Makenna Geyer, Hans Golwitzer, Tyler Vertz, Sensei Steve Beasley, Sebastian Stude, Carson Stude and Cassandra Brauer.

  • 2015 Nor-Door Little League

    Results May 15 Washington Island 13, Baileys Harbor 1 Sister Bay 20, Ellison Bay 2 Schedule All games begin at 6 pm, unless noted otherwise. May 22 Washington Island @ Egg Harbor Baileys Harbor @ Sister Bay May 25 – 3 pm start time Egg Harbor @ Baileys Harbor Washington Island @ Ellison Bay

  • High School Sports Schedule

    GIBRALTAR Baseball May 26 vs. NEW Lutheran, 4:30 pm Golf May 26 – Regional 1 @ Golden Sands, 8:30 am May 27 – Regional 1, TBD Girls Soccer May 26 vs.

  • First Mud Run in Door County

    If you see muddy, wet people on May 23, congratulate them, they just ran Door’s Dirty 5K mud run. On Saturday, HELP of Door County and Team Leadership Center will host the first and only mud run in Door County.

  • Record-Breaking Discus Throw at Gibraltar

    Chris Anderson, a senior at Gibraltar High School, is pictured in the process of throwing his new school record in the discus on Tuesday, May 12, at the Algoma Invitational.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings As of May 17 Kolberg 2-0 Sister Bay 2-0 Egg Harbor 1-1 Institute 1-1 Washington Island 1-1 West Jacksonport 1-1 Baileys Harbor 0-2 Maplewood 0-2 Results May 17 Sister Bay 5, Institute 3 Washington Island 4, West Jacksonport 8 Baileys Harbor 3, Kolberg 13 Maplewood 6, Egg Harbor 7 Schedule All games start at 1:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

  • Silent Sports Column

    Sports have historically been a place for blaring national anthems, “Green-19s” and animated commentary. In a world of improved social networks and media consumption, it’s interesting that anything silent is catching on.

  • Serviceberry Tree Blossoms

    Many people are relishing the store-bought fruit of one of the most delectable members of the large rose family, strawberries. It won’t be long before other members will also be eagerly picked in gardens and orchards.

  • A Consideration of Nicknames or, Every Tom, Dick and Chicken

    Last week I spent a day driving around the county to deliver copies of the volumes of Door County photo books that our company, Peninsula Publishing & Distribution, Inc.

  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day pays tribute to U.S. service members who lost their lives in conflicts. 4,435 Number of American lives lost in the American Revolution. 2,260 Number of American lives lost in the War of 1812.

  • Wisconsin’s Unseen Spending

    What if state leaders approved $500 million in new spending and never reconsidered the program? This might seem far-fetched, but it has been occurring in Wisconsin for years.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:45am

    Ever feel like banging your head against the wall to get someone’s attention? A species of mound-building termites (Macrotermes natalensis) that live in Africa do just that.

  • Water Quality Priorities Set Through 2017

    Projects to protect Wisconsin waters against degradation, revise bacteria water quality criteria and develop guidance for blue green algae are among the priorities established by citizens statewide through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ triennial standards review process.

  • FFA Helps Plant Trees

    On May 1, the Sevastopol FFA Team, under the guidance of Dale Carlson and Mike Madden, were hard at work planting trees for the Jacksonport Women’s Club (JWC) Tree Beautification Program.

  • Monthly Workshops to Manage Pain

    Somatics for Pain-Free Movement two-hour workshops are being offered throughout the 2015 summer season. Class instructor is Lori Strantz, owner of Lori’s Spa Essence in Fish Creek, somatic exercise coach and clinical somatic educator.

  • Energy Fair Keynotes Named

    Each year the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) hosts The Energy Fair, transforming rural Central Wisconsin into the hot spot for renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living education.

  • Free Recycling Event

    On June 6, 9 am – 1 pm, the Baileys Harbor Fire Station will hold a Baileys Harbor Recycling & Fundraising Event. Held rain or shine, most items will be free to recycle.

  • Eating Green

    Morels are king when it comes to mushroom hunting. Wet spring days are likely to promote morel growth near dead trees. But before you sauté your mushrooms in a pan of butter, let’s explore the health benefits of morels.

  • The Climate Corner

    Whether climate change is occurring or not and why is a matter of science, not of public opinion or political ideology. The same is true for whether the earth is round or flat, or circles the sun.

  • Door County’s Fallen Heroes

    * Denotes killed in action or died of wounds Civil War Andrew Anderson William C. Cade Albert Claflin Ernst Damkoehler John Fearson * Philip Feldman Robert M. Ferguson David G. Haines Halvor Hoen Isaac N. Johnson * George W. Marshall Hugh McFadden Neils Nelson * Daniel O’Leary Alexander M. Olen David Pfisterer William Sabins Eliphalet […]

  • Hank Eckert: Door County’s Member of ‘The Greatest Generation’

    Tom Brokaw described them as “the Greatest Generation, who grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II.

  • Eagle Tower Closed Due to Safety Concerns

    The observation tower located in Peninsula State Park, known as Eagle Tower, will be closed immediately because of public safety concerns related to structural deficiency issues according to Kelli Bruns, park superintendent.


    Pilot Katy Lacey and Cooper Gaddes are all smiles at the Young Eagles Rally at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport on May 16.

  • Congratulations to Peter Meyer, of Pirate’s Cove!

    If you love golfing but don’t swing like a pro, Pirate’s Cove in Sister Bay is where you should go! Peter Meyer will get you set up with scorecard, club and ball So when you hit the pirate-themed course, you can give it your all! Peter has been working at the course for a couple of years, Cashiering, maintaining the course, and helping the customers he holds dear.

  • Canned Fruit

    I love a good fruit beer, so was excited when I recently found three varieties new to me in single cans. The fruity trilogy of beers began with what I guessed would be the lightest of the three, Apple-A-Day Apple Ale from Wasatch Brewery of Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • French Wine Regions

    This week we will look at the renowned wine regions of France! While there are more than these, we are going to focus on the main six regions: Bordeaux, Loire Valley, Champagne, Alsace, Burgundy and Rhone.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015 4:27pm

    Dear Readers, Since it is Memorial Day weekend, I thought we could all brush up on some holiday weekend basics: 1) If you are invited to an outdoor cookout and the host/hostess tells you not to bring anything, it would still be a nice gesture to bring a bottle of wine, a six-pack of (quality) beer or a little hostess gift.

  • 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, May 20, 2015 4:25pm

    What was the original intent of the popular slogan, “Keep Calm and Carry On?"

  • Putting for Patriots

    Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, in Sister Bay, will host the ninth Annual Putting for Patriots fundraiser from May 8 through May 25. This national event occurs simultaneously at 33 Pirate’s Cove, Pirate’s Island and Jungle Golf miniature golf courses throughout the United States.

  • Open for Putting

    The Red Putter is open.


    May 23: Demo Day, Idlewild Golf Course, 9 am – 1 pm June 17: 13th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit The American Cancer Society, The Orchards at Egg Harbor,

  • Everything from Beatles to Beethoven at The Cookery

    There will be live music in the The Cookery’s wine bar Memorial Day weekend. David Hatch and Lynn Gudmundsen will perform at 8 pm on May 23. David and Lynn will play everything from Beatles to Beethoven, acoustic classic rock and bluegrass, with a tad of country and folk.

  • First Annual Burning Cow Takes Place July 23-25

    Funny Farm Productions, Inc. and the Door Devils Motorcycle Club will host the first annual Burning Cow Music Festival, a three-day music and camping event focused on bringing emerging and established rock and roll, blues, alternative country, and jam bands to Door County.

  • JHS is Showing Off the Loritz Cabin

    The Jacksonport Historical Society (JHS) is proud to show and tell of the progress made to date at the Loritz Cabin – the cornerstone of plans for the Society’s future home.

  • Celebrate Our Wetlands at Crossroads

    Each spring, Door County conservation organizations, along with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, have joined together to offer the Door County Festival of Nature.

  • Zip Line for a Good Cause

    “Zipping Away Domestic Violence” begins May 23 at Door County Adventure Center. Come support local families by helping raise funds for HELP of Door County, a domestic violence agency.

  • Contribute to the Local Lore of Jacksonport

    The Jacksonport Historical Society will host a night of memories and local lore on May 27 at 7 pm at the Jacksonport Town Hall on County V. Whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident, you are welcome to share the history of our community through memories and photos.

  • “History of Drugstores in Sturgeon Bay” Program Set for May 28

    The Peninsula Genealogical Society is holding a program called “History of Drugstores in Sturgeon Bay” on May 28 at 7 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Come and enjoy the interesting program with guest speakers: Jacquy Stroh, Rod Bohn, and W.

  • Dreamweaver Stencil Weekend Set for June 5 & 6

    Door County Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking is hosting a Dreamweaver Stencil Weekend. Louise Healy is coming to town – yes, the Dreamweaver Stencil Guru, the ultimate in stencil wizardry.

  • Bridge Club Is About to Begin

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

  • Openings Available in Bj?rklunden Seminars

    From June 14 – 19, Lawrence University’s Bj?rklunden is offering this seminar: “Class, Caste, and Calidad: Race and Ethnicity in Latin America” with Jake Frederick.

  • Astrological Readings Offered at Chief Oshkosh

    Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts in Egg Harbor will host Saundra Hall and Jennifer M. Stevens on May 24 & 25, 10 am – 5 pm, for astrological readings.

  • Northern Sky Theater Begins Season with “Raise the Curtain”

    Northern Sky Theater kicks off its 25th anniversary season, and its first under the new name, with their Raise the Curtain event on May 24 at the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor.

  • Rogue Theater Brings Show to Ephraim

    Rogue Theater had enormous success with their productions of “The Golden Age of Comedy.” Now, they are combining the best of shows 1 & 2 to bring new classic comedy sketches from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s to the stage in Northern Door for Memorial Day weekend.

  • Peninsula New Horizons Band to Perform with Sevastopol Community Choir

    Peninsula New Horizons Band will hold a combined concert with Sevastopol Community Choir on May 28 at 7 pm at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Birch Creek Receives Les Paul Foundation Grant

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s jazz guitar instruction is built on mentorship and live performance, and this successful educational model was recognized for the third consecutive year with a grant from the Les Paul Foundation.

  • Victor Yampolsky to Begin 30 Years on PMF Podium

    When Victor Yampolsky opens the 63rd season on Aug. 4, he will begin the celebration of 30 years on the podium leading the Peninsula Music Festival. The entire nine-concert season will be a showcase of the music that has influenced Maestro Yampolsky's life.

  • Hone Your Improv Skills

    Third Avenue Playhouse and Riverway Studio presents a world premiere theatrical event – Methuselah’s Guide to Online Dating for Those with Reading Glasses.

  • An Anniversary and a Signing

    Please join the Frykman Gallery for their 10th anniversary and book signing celebration on May 23 and 24 from 10 am to 5 pm. Luke and Heather collaborated with Door County Living to produce Door County Living in Pictures: The Photography of Heather Harle Frykman and Lucas Frykman.

  • Wildlife Returns to the Miller

    The Miller Art Museum proudly presents Wildlife Biennial XVII, an invitational exhibit showcasing the best in Wisconsin art depicting animal life and our natural world.

  • Tamales, Trombones and New Work

    For its 22nd season of presenting the works of outstanding regional artists, Woodwalk Gallery invites the public to an opening reception on May 24, 4:30 – 7 pm.

  • Contemporary Grace at Martinez Studio

    An artist reception will be held on May 23, 12 – 5 pm, at Martinez Studio for “Christy Klug: Contemporary Grace.” This jewelry trunk show features works in vitreous enamel, silver and gold that embody an earthy sumptuousness.

  • Bold and Colorful Demonstration

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host the Exhibit II reception on May 23, 4 – 7 pm. Featured artists include Rodger Bechtold, Craig Blietz, Olga Ganoudis, Jeremy Popelka, Stephanie Trenchard and Carl Vanderheyden.

  • Blending Visual Arts and Nature

    Fine Line Designs Gallery announces the first exhibit of the 2015 season, featuring the work of Lois Eakin, Terrill Knaack, Ed Lazzeroni and Paul Klein.

  • Season Opener

    Join the Hardy Gallery on May 23, 5:30 – 7 pm, at the Anderson Dock in Ephraim as they celebrate the launch of a new season with the annual Wall-to-Wall Salon.

  • Local Artist Included in Cedarburg Exhibit

    The Cedarburg Art Museum opens its outdoor sculpture exhibition on June 17. The exhibition titled Sculpture for the Urban Landscape features fabricated steel sculptures by Door County artist Nathan Hatch, fabricated stainless steel sculptures by Kenosha artist Bruce Niemi, and cast iron sculptures by Chilton artist Teresa Lind.

  • Photography Duo in Gills Rock

    Gills Rock Coffee will exhibit the works of Steven and Arlene Stanger beginning May 23. Local artists, both work in photography, but with extraordinarily diverse results.

  • Opening with Eclectic Works

    The opening exhibit for the Door County Art League Gallery will offer something for everyone. The Eclectic Edge, which opens May 23 and runs through May 29, features abstract paintings, special effects photography, mixed media, and three-dimensional works and ceramics by league artists.

  • Open Quilt Studio on the Island

    Sievers School of Fiber Arts will begin its 36th season teaching classes in weaving, knitting, spinning, quilting, basketry, surface design, beadwork, book and paper arts, dyeing, wearables and more on June 2.

  • Kinetic Sculptures in the Garden

    Don’t miss the ever expanding gardens this season at Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery. Doug Mancheski, of Northern Sky Theater fame, has continued his work on the grounds of Plum Bottom, building on the renovations he began last year.

  • Egg Harbor Unveils Permanent Egg Sculptures

    The Village of Egg Harbor will unveil three new artist-created egg sculptures that will become part of village’s permanent outdoor art collection. The unveiling takes place at 2 pm on May 24 at Harbor View Park in Egg Harbor, overlooking the waters of Green Bay.

  • The Bestseller List

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 2. The Girl On the Train, by Paula Hawkins 3. A God In Ruins, by Kate Atkinson 4. God Help the Child, by Toni Morrison 5.

  • Jens Jensen’s Great-Grandson Visits The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School is proud to host Woody Wheeler, great-grandson to The Clearing’s founder and renowned landscape architect and conservationist Jens Jensen, with a reading/signing event based upon Wheeler’s new book Look Up! Birds and Other Natural Wonders Just Outside Your Window.

  • Poetry Slamming Cancer

    The sixth graders of Gibraltar Elementary School are hosting a Poetry Slam to benefit DOOR CANcer. Everyone from the community is invited to attend on May 29, 2 – 5 pm, at Door Community Auditorium.

  • Sturgeon Bay Student’s Poetry Awarded

    Sturgeon Bay resident Peter Dahl received two literary awards during the annual St. Norbert College Literary Awards on Thursday, April 23. During the event, senior English students presented readings of their work, after which professor Laurie MacDiarmid presented the awards for achievement in writing.

  • Open House Celebrates The Coop

    Write On, Door County will hold its second annual open house on May 30, 1 – 4 pm, at their home at 4177 Juddville Road, Fish Creek. Live music, readings by Door County writers, activities for kids and family, and paella round out the afternoon.

  • Director Brings New Life to Comedic Expression With “Maid to Marry”

    A brand of humor that has transcended centuries is going to be on display at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) throughout May. Maid To Marry, the world premiere adaption of the comedy classic La Serva Padrona by G.

  • Jukebox Etiquette: The dos and don’ts of paying to play

    I’ll never forget the night I walked into my favorite bar, ordered a beer, and spent my hard-earned dollars setting the tone for the rest of the night via the jukebox only to have it undone by two intoxicated “Top Nine at Nine” playing patrons.

  • Alexander Noble House Prepares “A House In Mourning”

    “The silent and grim reaper, Death, has again invaded our ranks and another of the craft has been summoned to that shore from whose bourne no traveller ever returns.

  • OutDOORs with Coggin Heeringa: A Good Warbler Year

    Until recently, I looked forward to a “good warbler year” – a year when the tiny migrating birds are easy to see because they arrive before trees have leaves or stay around for days trying to find enough caterpillars to fuel their journey north.

  • The Clearing Prepares Newest Exhibition, “Colors of the Clearing”

    The vivid reds and oranges of fall leaves and sunsets are often the biggest draws to Door County, not to mention the delicate pastels of spring blooms, the chilly blues and whites of winter, and the bright greens of summer foliage.

  • Air Miles and Carbon Credits

    Ingrid Burke of the University of Wyoming in a letter to the Academy of Science offered this lament, “I recently returned from the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America … This year’s conference subject was ‘Global Warming: The legacy of our past, the challenge for our future.

  • What To Do This Weekend: May 22-24

    Memorial Day weekend in Door County is one of the most exciting of the season because everything is new again! It’s time to check in on businesses reopening after winter and businesses opening for the first time.