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Volume 21, Issue 29 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Silent Sports Column

    Typically, the last thing someone wants to do after a race is think about how it went. After months of training and a hard effort, it’s easy to kick back with a beer and revel in the event being over.

  • Ultramarathon Cyclist Rides Door County

    Kurt Searvogel is attempting to break the 75-year-old record for miles biked in one calendar year. The record of 75,065 miles means Searvogel must ride an average of 206 miles every day for a year.

  • Cal Ripken Team Heads to Ohio

    Sturgeon Bay’s Cal Ripken Baseball program has become a true force in Wisconsin youth baseball. The 12-year-old tournament team clinched its second straight state championship 14-4 over Bayport on July 13, 2015.

  • Another Win Against the Rebels

    The Door County Destroyers took on the Sheboygan County Rebels on July 18 at the Baileys Harbor Rec Park. This was the sixth time the teams faced each other in three seasons, and the Destroyers won with a score of 14-7.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings As of July 19 Sister Bay 10-0 Egg Harbor 6-4 Kolberg 6-4 West Jacksonport 6-4 Washington Island 5-5 Maplewood 4-6 Institute 4-7 Baileys Harbor 0-11 Results July 19 Institute 3, Kolberg 10 Maplewood 5, West Jacksonport 1 Egg Harbor 3, Washington Island 4 Sister Bay 12, Baileys Harbor 0 Schedule All games start at 1:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

  • 2015 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings As of July 20 Bley’s Bar 8-1 Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse 6-3 Valmy Happy Hour 6-4 AC Tap 4-6 Birmingham’s Bar 3-7 Institute Saloon 2-8 Results July

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    As of July 22 1. Husby's 30-0 2. Blue Horse Beach Café 28-5 3. PC Junction 24-6 4. Main Street Market 17-13 5. Peninsula Pub 13-20 6. AC Tap 10-23 7. Nicolet Beach 10-23 8.

  • Birds of August

    The approach of August frequently brings this question from observers of nature, “What has happened to so many of the birds?” One can assume that much nesting has been completed and that the bird population has at least tripled over what it was in early May.

  • One Truth and Several Untruths

    My sister, Sharon, is fond of pointing out at this time of year on the peninsula that “we are not having a busy contest.” Her point, of course, is that every one of us who are trying to earn a living here are (or should be) ridiculously busy.

  • Wisconsin Towns Spend Less Than Cities and Villages

    Wisconsin’s 1,255 town governments are more numerous than any other type of government in the state and serve close to one-third of the state’s 5.7 million residents.

  • Parents Day

    In the United States, Parents’ Day is held on the fourth Sunday of every July (July 26 this year). The day of recognition was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.

  • Jerry Viste: The Conscience of a County

    Since 1968 Jerry Viste has served as executive director of the Door County Environmental Council, acting as the conscience of the peninsula in matters of natural resources – including air, land, water, and living creatures – all while raising a family and running a multigenerational dairy farm in Nasewaupee.

  • Monarch Larvae

    If you put your ear close to the Butterfly Weed in front of Greens N Grains in Egg Harbor last week, you could almost hear the incessant munching of 16 Monarch caterpillars on the single plant.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 23, 2015 4:12pm

    Why aren’t all fire engines painted red? Public safety records and other studies show that red or red-and-white engines are more likely to be in an accident than a lime-yellow engine.

  • Educator Workshop on Teaching Climate Science

    The second annual Educator’s Workshop on Climate Science will introduce teachers to the basics of climate science and provide classroom-ready materials and demonstrations usable both as laboratory experiences for students and as outreach activities in the community.

  • Northern Lights Tour at Crossroads

    On July 27, 7 – 9 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek will host Wisconsin Public Television’s (WPT) Wednesday Nite @ the Lab program. There will be three presentations.

  • Investing In Our Lakeshore

    As both visitors and residents enjoy the Wisconsin summer, the Fund for Lake Michigan is continuing to make wide-ranging investments to improve swimming beaches, protect wildlife habitat, and promote water quality.

  • Lake Michigan Day

    The Lake Michigan Stakeholders invite the community to participate in their second annual Lake Michigan Day in Manitowoc on Aug. 14 at UW-Manitowoc. This year’s daylong gathering will celebrate and explore the region’s agricultural opportunities in and around Lake Michigan and will feature a morning of engaging speakers focused on successful partnerships in the agricultural sector and an afternoon tour of a local farm operation showcasing best management practices and innovative management strategies.

  • Land Goes Up For Sale

    The Department of Natural Resources is offering five state-owned parcels of land for public sale beginning July 16, 2015. In June 2014, the Natural Resources Board approved 22 department-owned properties totaling approximately 1,400 acres for public sale.

  • Phragmites Forms Due July 31

    Phragmites continue to plague beaches and although the population is down, continued spraying is necessary to eradicate this highly invasive species. All Jacksonport shore property owners are reminded to fill out the phragmites form that they received and return it to Jo Wahlen, 6482 Hwy 57, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Sailing on Breaths of Time

    When my 86-year-old father told me that his 85-year-old friend invited him on a bucket list trip to circumnavigate Door County on a sailboat I asked, "are you guys nuts?" Then, I immediately begged to join them.

  • Serving in Queens

    Eleven youth, ranging from 8th graders to college-age students, from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Algoma served the people of New York City from June 11 to June 17.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    The cycle of abuse, whether it is partner-to-partner or generational within the family, can be very daunting to change. It can mean stepping away from a partner you are comfortable with and have invested time with.


    Hwy. 42 Village of Sister Bay Schedule: July 2015 to June 2016 Length: 0.8 miles Cost: $5.8 million Location: Country Walk Drive to Scandia Road Description: This project involves the reconstruction of Hwy.

  • Pet Talk

    Q. Why does my cat love catnip so much? What is it and is it safe to give it to him? A. Catnip is a member of the mint family, which is native to Europe, Asia and Africa.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 23, 2015 3:44pm

    Everybody can use a hug from time to time. And it just so happens that Roscoe is a pro at receiving and giving hugs. He thoroughly enjoys them. This handsome boy is two-and-a -alf years old and is a Plott hound mix.

  • Door County History in Pictures

    Mr. and Mrs. Asa Thorp and their families are gathered at the Thorp House Inn in Fish Creek. The Thorp House Inn and its cottages are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Michael and Amanda Mittermann, Sister Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on July 19, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Judy and Paul Flottman, Ephraim. Paternal grandparents are Mike and Lauren Mittermann, Fish Creek. Ben and Kristina Hubing, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter […]

  • LDC Garden Complete at Boys and Girls Club

    Leadership Door County (LDC) Class of 2015 has constructed vegetable gardens at the Boys and Girls Club of Door County (BGC) and the Door County Senior Resource Center (SRC) for their yearlong culminating class project.

  • Support Group Begins for Survivors of Suicide

    Survivors of Suicide – Door County (SOS) provide a non-professional support group to help those in the area trying to cope with the loss of a loved one through the terrible tragedy of suicide.

  • DCMM Announces Mariner Award Nominees

    The Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, and the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee are honoring nominees for the Mariner Award and the Sturgeon Bay area Coast Guard Person of the Year on Aug.

  • 2015 Door County Plat Book Now Available

    The recently published 2015 edition of the Door County Plat Book is now available for purchase for $25 at the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department (SWCD) office.

  • Pirate Sunset Cruise to Benefit Scandia Village

    A pirate sunset cruise will depart the Island Clipper Dock in Gills Rock on Aug. 9 at 6 pm. Proceeds will help support Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village.

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Receives Community Foundation Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. has awarded a grant to Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers from the John & Nell Herlache Community Impact Fund and the Elizabeth “Betty” Lawrence Human Services Fund to support their Medical Equipment Loan Program through the purchase of wheelchairs, extended leg lifts, and loan forms.

  • Pet Psychic Readings Offered during Carlsville Day

    Pet Psychic Gale Ritchey will be at Pet Expressions offering special psychic mini sessions as her continued participation in the annual Carlsville Day on July 25.

  • Breaking News: Body Identified as Dr. Whiteside

    Door County Chief Deputy Patrick McCarty confirmed at a July 23 press conference that the body found the previous day was that of 63-year-old Dr. Jeffrey Whiteside, who had been missing since June 29.

  • Beer & Brat Garden Tour to Stop in Sturgeon Bay

    July 31 – Aug. 8, Sturgeon Bay has been selected as one of three cities in Wisconsin to host the Discover Wisconsin Beer & Brat Garden Tour. This event will be located at Martin Park July 31 through Aug.

  • Fish Boil Fundraiser to Benefit Ss. Peter and Paul Parish

    On Aug. 2, 11 am – 2 pm, Saints Peter and Paul Parish-Institute will hold its Annual Fish Boil Fundraiser. Proceeds from the Fish Boil will go toward the Parish.

  • Forever Grateful Boutique Hosts “CHAIRty”

    On Aug. 29 Forever Grateful Resale Boutique and Whispering Pines Art Gallery in Egg Harbor will host “CHAIRty.” This event is open to participants of all ages.


    Crop Prices (July 20) Rio Creek Feed Mill - Algoma Commodity - Price/Bushel - Basis Corn - $3.90 - -0.31 Soybeans - $9.45 - -0.61 Wheat (SRW) - $5.94 - -0.

  • Parallel 44 Wins Best Overall Wine at Recent Competition

    Parallel 44 was a two-time winner of Best Overall Wine at the fifth annual Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition, hosted by the Wisconsin State Fair on June 25.

  • Business Counseling Sessions Available through DCEDC

    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 Aug.

  • Visit “Ellison Wonderland” July 24 & 25

    On July 24 and 25, Hidden at Silver Poplar Studios, located at 1519 E Door Bluff Road, Ellison Bay invite all to explore “Ellison Wonderland” and discover plein air painters amid their award-winning gardens and Russian cottages plus art in their log gallery.

  • Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grant Proposals Now Accepted

    Join the growing list of local food businesses reaching their goals through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection’s (DATCP) Buy Local Buy Wisconsin program.

  • Bank of Luxemburg’s Joel Williquette Earns Master’s Degree

    Bank of Luxemburg Vice President of Information Technology Joel Williquette recently graduated with a master’s degree in management from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.


    Buddy Meatball says, “TTYL, guys, gotta go read my Pulse.” Buddy is the puppy pit rescue of Ellie and Ryan Klawitter, of Baileys Harbor, who helps the couple carry their Pulse home from the post office.

  • Congratulations to Sarah Axtell and Kip Hathaway, of Third Avenue Playhouse!

    Sarah bikes and Kip lifts weights They’re silly and fun, and they’re best mates. They love Magic: The Gathering and reading short stories, and acting out scenes of bravery and glory.

  • I Must Go Where the Wild Gueuze Goes!

    In my perfect world, Cuvee Rene Grand Cru Gueuze Lambic Beer from Brouwerij Lindemans would run from taps instead of treated water – just for drinking, of course.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Emmentaler is a true Swiss original. This style of cheese has been produced in the Alpine region of Switzerland for hundreds of years, and by one of the premier cheesemakers of Wisconsin.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:26pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I’ve been working with someone who doesn’t pull her weight at the restaurant where we work. She’s missed many shifts since she’s out all night partying and never has any consequences.

  • 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 Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:17pm

    This week’s question: In Japan, where cherry blossoms are the national flower, what three characteristics does the cherry represent? Answer: In next week’s issue.

  • Growing the Game

    Until Jordan Spieth came along, I felt young. Running around in my early 20s talking to professional golfers 20 years my elder was somehow referred to as “work” and it offered a sense of youth showered in responsibility that just felt cool.

  • Pro Golf Tips

    One of the most overlooked fundamentals in golf is ball position. What is ball position and why does it matter? Ball position is simply where the ball lies in your stance in relation to your front and back foot.

  • Introducing the Mighty Viking Cup

    The Mighty Viking Cup, formerly known as the Gould/Chomeau Tournament, will take place Aug. 2 at 12:30 pm at Peninsula State Park Golf Course. In its 38th year, the tournament will again fund Gibraltar High School scholarships and booster club.

  • A Little Luck

    Bill Engibous used a nine-iron to shoot a hole-in-one on the 4th hole at Bay Ridge Golf Course in Sister Bay on Monday, July 13. He shot two under par for the course.


    ALPINE Alpine Women’s Golf League (July 14) • Event – Odd Hole Score: A Flight – Mary Aiken 24; B Flight – Georgiane Farley 28; C Flight – Marge Bricker 29; D Flight – Sharon Bergseth 32.


    July 25: Night Golfing, Stonehedge Golf, starts at dusk July 29 and Aug. 6: Golf instruction with former LPGA professional Julie Pyne. Wednesday evenings, 6:30 -7:30 pm.

  • Cherry Fest Returns to Lakeside Park

    On Aug. 1, 7 am – 4 pm, come to Lakeside Park, Highway 57 in Jacksonport, for the 21st annual Cherry Fest. Savor the great food including fresh cherries, cherry brats and cherry hamburgers, as well as an assortment of cherry desserts.

  • Inaugural Kite Festival is Set for Aug. 8

    Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin will host its inaugural Kite Festival on Aug. 8 at Martin Park & Center Pointe Marina in Sturgeon Bay. This family fun event will open at 9 am with registration, children’s games and activities, face painting, and crafts.

  • Summer Harvest Fest at Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country will host its annual Summer Harvest Fest on July 25 from 10 am – 5 pm. Enjoy complimentary wine and specialty food tasting featuring the popular tart Montmorency cherry.

  • Drop-In Yoga Class at Dancin’ on the Door

    A $5 drop-in yoga class taught by instructor Gretchen Geurts will be held at Dancin’ on the Door on July 29. The class will run from 9:45 – 10:45 am and is open for all levels of experience.

  • Northern Lights Tour Heads to Crossroads

    With its Northern Lights Tour, Wisconsin Public Television and UW-Extension will visit the northern reaches of Wisconsin so local citizens can learn about our state from local and University experts.

  • Check Out Allis Chalmers Tractors at Liberty Grove’s Century Barn

    On July 25 and 26 the Liberty Grove Historical Society will host its annual combined Antique Tractor Show and Arts & Crafts Fair, sharing the expansive Century Farm grounds overlooking Ellison Bay.

  • Sail and Power Squadron Continues Series with “Anchoring”

    On Aug. 1 from 9 – 11 am, the Door County Sail and Power Squadron will continue its 2015 Summer Seminar Series at SkipperBuds Quarterdeck Marina, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Charlotte Lukes Leads Mushroom Workshop on July 31

    On July 25 at 1 pm, explore a variety of journaling methods during Nature Journaling at The Ridges Cabins, 8288 Cty Q in Baileys Harbor. Craft your own journals, learn about jar journaling, try your hand at illustration, and take a hike to observe nature up close and personal.

  • Gary D Brings Hip Hop Show to Chief Oshkosh

    Join together to raise awareness about restoring the Chief Oshkosh Mini-Bowl located on South Trail directly behind Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts.

  • Eddie Smith and Tommy Burroughs Bring “”Soul Country” to Lost Moth Gallery

    Eddie Smith and Tommy Burroughs are performing at Lost Moth Gallery on July 25 for a limited seating show. This is a chance to hear Burroughs and Smith up close and personal in a cozy art setting.

  • The Snowbirds Perform Final MDCMC Concert of the Season

    On July 28 at 7 pm, alt-country soft rock band The Snowbirds take the stage for Ministry Door County Medical Center’s final concert of the season. Alt-country is a genre of music that allows for realistic personalities and stories to be shared with the masses behind a version of sound that celebrates Americana while not needing to abide by the boundaries of a once-rigid genre like country.

  • Lyle Lovett Concert Sells Out at DCA

    On July 31, four-time Grammy winner and country/Americana icon Lyle Lovett will take the stage to a capacity crowd at Door Community Auditorium, accompanied by his legendary Large Band.

  • Midwest SunSplash Music Festival Announces Lineup

    Come have fun in the sun on the new beach in Sister Bay at the newest music event, Midwest SunSplash Music Festival, Aug. 7 & 8. The new Sister Bay stage provides the waterfront backdrop for the line-up of nine bands, vendors of unique goods, and tasty food and beverages.

  • Switchback, Dailey & Vincent to Perform at Peg Egan PAC

    Switchback takes the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor on July 26 at 7 pm. For more than two decades, Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, known as Switchback, have entertained crowds with their unique American roots/Celtic soul blend of music.

  • Mardra and Reggie Thomas Present “Songs from the Heart” at Birch Creek

    Mardra and Reggie Thomas, Birch Creek Jazz Faculty Members, present “Songs from the Heart,” an intimate concert in celebration of Birch Creek’s 40th anniversary, featuring golden selections from their recently released album Matters of the Heart.

  • Door County Show Choir to Perform July 24

    Sturgeon Bay High School hosted the third annual Door County Show Choir Camp July 20 – 24. Students in grades 6-12, from multiple schools, had the opportunity to sing, dance and act all week, and will perform in a Grand Finale Concert on July 24 at 7 pm.

  • Cowboy Church Welcomes Sherry DePolis Aug. 1 & 2

    Singer/songwriter Sherry DePolis will be at the Cowboy Church in Ellison Bay for two events: Aug. 1 & 2 at 7 pm. While growing up DePolis was surrounded by the love of music.

  • Big Top Door County Was A One-Of-A-Kind Event

    To celebrate 25 glorious years, Wisconsin’s premiere chamber music ensemble Midsummer’s Music hosted a special concert event titled Big Top Door County.

  • “Steel Magnolias” Opens at TAP July 30

    Opening July 30 at Third Avenue Playhouse is Stage Door Theatre Co.’s Steel Magnolias. Directed By James Valcq, with costume design by Karin Kopischke, the cast includes Kay Allmand, Katherine Duffy, Amy Ensign, Anya Kopischke, Claire Morkin and Claudia Schneider.

  • Register for New Season at Dancin’ on the Door

    Registration for Dancin’ on the Door’s 2015-16 youth dance season opens Aug. 1. A full body of instruction, including ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, and hip-hop, will be offered by experienced teachers for youth ages 3-18.

  • Jane Austen, the Middle Ages and Hollywood Discussed at Bj?rklunden

    From Aug. 16 – 21, Lawrence University’s Bj?rklunden is offering these seminars: “Jane Austen and Her World” with Timothy Spurgin; “The Medieval World: Art and Society” with Jane Tibbetts Schulenburg; and “Practically Perfect in Every Way: A Look at Some of the Best Films of the Classic Era and How and Why Their Reputations Endure” with Jack Rhodes.

  • Belgian Heritage Day Celebrated at Heritage Village

    The Door County Historical Society presents Belgian Heritage Day at the Heritage Village at Big Creek on July 26, 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Beginning in 1850 many early Belgian pioneers were drawn to Door County by the rich soil.

  • “Helen Keller, A Life Nearly Lost” Presented at Ephraim Village Hall

    Noted historical impressionist Jessica Michna will portray “Helen Keller, A Life Nearly Lost” at the Ephraim Village Hall on Aug. 7, 1 – 3 pm. As part of the Notable Women series, the Ephraim Library Fund, Inc.

  • Our Representatives In the News

    Governor Scott Walker Walker signed three bills into law on July 20 at Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh.Senate Bill 179:  Prohibits abortion 20 weeks or more after fertilization, except in the case of a medical emergency.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  Finance/Purchasing & Building Committees meet at 4 pm on July 28.County of Door:  The Board of Supervisors meets at 9 am on July 28.

  • Seawall Fund Is Start of Something Big

    Still reeling from the loss of 650 high-paying jobs when Dominion Resources Inc. was unable to find a buyer for the Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant and shut the doors on May 7, 2013, the people of Kewaunee felt it was about time that something good happened for the city of 2,900 people.

  • City Looking at Three Granary Proposals

    The City of Sturgeon Bay received three proposals for the purchase and development of the old grain elevator as part of the westside redevelopment project.

  • Bulletin

    Body Believes to Be Dr. Whiteside On July 22 at 12:20 pm, the Door County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the discovery of a body in the Township of Liberty Grove.

  • Communication Breakdown

    A proposed county ordinance that will set standards for installation of communication towers is being met with resistance from local broadband services.

  • Washington Island Celebrates Lavender

    This year, Fragrant Isle of Washington Island will celebrate their first lavender festival. “The festival is a time for food, entertainment, merrymaking, all to celebrate lavender,” Fragrant Isle Marketing Director Julie Imig said.

  • On the Road with the Birch Creek Jazz Ambassadors

    Six years ago, Timothy Murphy’s mother signed him up to play saxophone in the school band. “My mom thought I was being lazy because I wasn’t doing much when I was younger,” he said with a shrug.

  • Pro Golf Tips: Position Your Ball

    One of the most overlooked fundamentals in golf is ball position. What is ball position and why does it matter? Ball position is simply where the ball lies in your stance in relation to your front and back foot.

  • Growing the Game

    Until Jordan Spieth came along, I felt young. Running around in my early 20s talking to professional golfers 20 years my elder was somehow referred to as “work” and it offered a sense of youth showered in responsibility that just felt cool.

  • Chocolate Fans Unite!

    As I perused the selection of chocolate at D.C. Specialty Foods in Ephraim, one label in particular caught my eye: Ethereal Confections’ Single Origin Chocolate Bar from Ecuador, boasting a robust 80 percent cacao with “notes of walnut, banana and toffee.

  • Watercolor Master

    Well-known area watercolorist Bridget Austin will be the featured artist at Cottage Row Gallery, July 26 – Aug. 8. There will be a meet-the-artist reception on July 29, 1 – 3 pm, at which Austin will give a demonstration of her fresh and masterful techniques in watercolor.

  • A Weaving Tradition

    After 21 years in their Jacksonport gallery, Martinez Studio has become a vibrant heritage brand on the national craft scene. Their work has been recognized in multiple Smithsonian Craft and Philadelphia Art Museum shows, a work is slated for the permanent collection of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago and they were featured in PBS/WPT’s Wisconsin Life.

  • Light and Bright

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery is featuring the artwork of Barbara Timmerman, July 25 – 31. The gallery is located at the Top of the Hill Shops, Fish Creek.

  • Mutual Beneficence

    The Peninsula Preschool and the Hardy Gallery are pleased to announce their partnership for 2015’s “Art from the Heart.” This summer and fall, both nonprofit organizations will sell raffle tickets to win an original painting by well-known Door County artist Bonnie Paruch.

  • First Changes of the Summer

    The Meadows Art Gallery is hosting the Summer Show until the end of August. This is a different kind of show in that the participating artists will create new work that will change throughout the summer.

  • Mark Making

    Bay Art Gallery has received new artwork from contemporary artist Sandra Peterson this season. Peterson is interested in a background that interposes with foreground, simulating that people are interconnected on many levels.

  • Garden Party with Vintage Finds

    Patricia Shoppe will present a new event, Trunk Show Market, on July 25, 9 am – 6 pm. Held outdoors in their lovely yard and garden, this event will showcase a collection of handmade treasures from Wisconsin artisans.

  • Pottery and Plein Air

    Off the Wheel Pottery owner Renee Schwaller and nationally known plein air and studio painter Tom Nachreiner will be the featured speakers at the Door County Art League’s July 27 meeting.

  • Jewelry from Salvaged Bark

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a jewelry trunk show for jeweler Deborah Bushinski and her Tessoro jewelry collection, which features salvaged birch bark, reclaimed copper and semi-precious stones, from July 24 through July 26 from 10 am – 5 pm each day.

  • Vintage Patterned Quilts

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts owners Sue & Joe Jarosh are pleased to feature more than 80 new Amish-made quilts quilted by Amish ladies in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

  • Summer Art Fair Returns

    As warm sunny days grace the Door Peninsula, the Settlement Shops are again sponsoring their annual Summer Art Fair on July 25, 10 am – 5 pm. Nestled in a beautiful country setting, one mile south of Fish Creek on Highway 42, there are friendly boutiques, galleries, famous pie, and a juried show featuring the work of local and regional artists and artisans.

  • Fun and Playful Style

    Sister Bay Historical Society will feature local artist Bethany Kirwen and her works in acrylic and mixed media. With a philosophy that life is a journey to be enjoyed with encouragement, inspiration, and friendship, her work reflects that fun and playful attitude.

  • Try An Ancient Art Form

    Come with curiosity and leave with enthusiasm from the “Introduction to Chinese Brush Painting” workshop on July 25 & 26, 11 am – 3 pm, at Cupola House, 7826 Highway 42, Egg Harbor.

  • Paint Party at Fine Line

    Fine Line Designs Gallery will host a Paint Party on July 28, 7 – 9 pm, at the gallery. Participants will enjoy a two-hour instructional course and will paint their own version of Claude Monet’s famous “Water Lilies.

  • The Bestseller List

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Martian, by Andy Weir 2. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd 3. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel 4. To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee 5.

  • Books and Ornaments

    The Fish Creek Library will hold its annual book sale Aug. 3 – 6, 11 am – 5 pm each day. A special part of their sale is Barbara Bicker and her handmade Christmas ornaments.

  • A ‘Dream’ Come True for Small Forest Fans

    Any organization intent on growing its support network knows the most important element of appealing to the masses: a strong mission statement out front for all to see.

  • Making Lit Out of History

    Door County is renowned for its cherry orchards and everyone who visits the county knows the vital role the crop plays in the local economy. There is a history to the cherry orchards that many people – both visitors and local residents – may not know.

  • Paint A Thousand Pictures: The parallel lives of Gerhard CF Miller and his mentor, Roy Mason

    We officially marked the Miller Art Museum’s 40th year of operation with the opening of Gerhard CF Miller: The Artist and His Mentor this past Saturday, July 18.

  • ‘The Cherry Harvest’: A review

    Casual visitors to Door County might be surprised to learn that 70 years ago German prisoners of war (POW) were brought here under armed guard to pick cherries in the orchards.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: July 24 – 26

    Planning on spending some hot summer days in Door County? If you’re not planning on picking your own cherries all weekend, make time for some our top event picks for the weekend ahead! Friday, July 24 Hidden Galleries Tour in Ellison Bay: "A Bouquet of Artists and Gallery of Gardens" featuring the hidden galleries at the "Top of the Thumb.