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Volume 21, Issue 30 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Six Southern Ladies on Stage at TAP

    Stage Door Theatre Company presents Steel Magnolias at Third Avenue Playhouse, July 30 – Aug. 22. Steel Magnolias follows the lives of six indomitable Southern women as they share their personal triumphs, tragedies, beauty tips, recipes, and more than the occasional piece of scandalous gossip in Truvy’s beauty shop in Chinquapin, Louisiana.

  • “Lend Me A Tenor” Runs through Aug. 16 at Pen Players

    Peninsula Players Theatre continues its 80th season July 29 – Aug. 16 when it presents Ken Ludwig’s comedy, Lend Me A Tenor. The first of Ludwig’s comedies to appear on Broadway, Lend Me A Tenor was nominated for nine Tony Awards and was awarded two and is also the winner of three Drama Desk Awards and the Olivier Award for Best Comedy of the Year.

  • Take Part in The Great History Caper

    A new program at the Ephraim Historical Foundation (EHF) titled The Great History Caper uses treasure maps, puzzles and teamwork in the hunt for a grand prize.

  • DCMM Offers Deal to Brown and Outagamie Residents in August

    The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will offer free admission to children 12 and under with a paying adult through the month of August to residents of Brown and Outagamie counties.

  • Celebrate “Cherry Time in Cherryland” with George Evenson

    The Fourth of July is past and suddenly a sense of excitement is in the air because it’s cherry time in Door County. A six to seven million pound cherry crop is projected by the Wisconsin Cherry Growers Association, but one barely notices the cherry harvest.

  • Oak Ridge Boys to Play Peg Egan PAC After Hall of Fame Induction

    When the Oak Ridge Boys appear at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) Aug. 9, they’ll bring with them four decades of charted singles, 50 years of tradition, and a continuous enthusiasm for performing.

  • Sweet Pepprika to Bring Sparkling Harmonies to Woodwalk Stage

    Woodwalk Concert Series is happy to have Sweet Pepprika back on their stage, July 31 at 7 pm. Sweet Pepprika is the female vocal trio of Diane Hrabe, Barbara Eulenberg and Mary Launder from the Chicago area.

  • Dailey & Vincent Return to Peg Egan PAC

    Grammy nominated Dailey & Vincent will be back at Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Aug. 2 at 7 pm. The Daily and Vincent concert will also serve as a tribute to the late Marian Hislop.

  • Beer and Brat Garden Tour Comes to Sturgeon Bay July 31-Aug. 8

    Discover Wisconsin and Sprecher Brewing Company have partnered to bring the “Discover Wisconsin Beer and Brat Garden Tour,” a mobile beer garden experience, to Sturgeon Bay July 31 through Aug.

  • Jacksonport Farmers’ Market Continues through October

    The Jacksonport Farmers’ Market continues at Lakeside Park on Highway 57 in downtown Jacksonport on Tuesday mornings from 9 am until 1 pm through October, as weather permits.

  • Fresh Cherries, Cherry Brats and Cherry Burgers at Cherry Fest

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

  • Lakes Lessons Features “Native Pollinators in Wisconsin Agriculture”

    Entomologist Jeremy Hemberger will discuss “Native Pollinators in Wisconsin Agriculture” at 7 pm on Aug. 6 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. This program is presented as part of The Ridges Lakes Lessons speaker series.

  • History and Family Programming at Crossroads

    Family programs at Crossroads at Big Creek and history programs at Heritage Village at Big Creek are ongoing throughout the summer. The following are family programs at Crossroads: Aug.

  • Favorite Events are Back for 2015 Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

    This year’s 25th Door County Maritime Museum’s Classic & Wooden Boat Festival on Aug. 7 & 8. Enjoy beautiful classic and wooden boats, Sikaflex wooden boat races, and watch as artists recreate Sturgeon Bay on canvas.

  • Final Seminar of Sail and Power Squadron Series is “Paddle Smart”

    The Door County Sail and Power Squadron concludes its 2015 Summer Seminar Series on Aug. 8 with “Paddle Smart.” Paddle sports is the fastest growing part of boating.

  • The Ridges’ Annual Gathering is Aug. 1

    There’s still time to register for The Ridges Sanctuary’s Annual Gathering on Aug. 1, 4 – 7 pm. Once again this year, the gathering will take place under the big tent behind the cabins.

  • Watch the Blacksmith at The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School will host a demonstration by blacksmith Dan Nauman on Aug. 13 – 15 at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center at 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay.

  • 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 Schedule August

  • Bays Raising Funds for Tessa Erickson

    This Sunday, August 2, the Sister Bay Bays baseball team will accept donations during their home game to help the family of Tessa Erickson. The team will also make an additional donation to whatever is collected.

  • Sunny Skies and Stout Salmon

    More sunny skies and a fourth straight calm start to the day had K/D Salmon Tournament anglers marveling at weather that allowed even those with the smallest of fishing boats to get out and try their luck on July 28.

  • Intimidated By A Fitness Center?

    Results Personal Training has opened a studio in the Fairfield Building at 242 Michigan Street, Suite 301, in Sturgeon Bay. The company, owned by certified personal trainer Jason Lee, specializes in developing private, one-on-one personal training sessions for clients intimidated by a typical fitness center.

  • Pond Hockey Tournament Registration Opens Aug. 1

    Registration for the 3rd annual Door County Pond Hockey Tournament opens Aug. 1. The fast-growing tournament returns to the ice of Kangaroo Lake in Baileys Harbor on Feb.

  • Destroyers to Face the Patriots

    On July 25, the Door County Destroyers traveled to Racine for a conference game against the Threat. The Destroyers dominated most of the game as they cruised to a 38-7 victory.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings As of July 26 Sister Bay 11-0 West Jacksonport 7-4 Egg Harbor 6-5 Kolberg 6-5 Maplewood 5-6 Washington Island 5-6 Institute 5-7 Baileys Harbor 0-12 Results July 24 Institute 8, Baileys Harbor 0 July 26 West Jacksonport 3, Egg Harbor 2 Washington Island 5, Maplewood 6 Kolberg 2, Sister Bay 3 Schedule All games start at 1:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

  • Silent Sports Column

    The goal of training is to get faster. Unless you have a fancy GPS watch and the time to track every one of your workouts, it’s hard to truly know whether or not your training is paying off.

  • Weedy Roadside Flowers of August

    Abraham Lincoln said, to the effect, that God must love the common people, he made so many of them. Perhaps that same general thought can be applied to the weeds, especially those that flower in August producing acre after acre of dazzling expanses.

  • Eating Green

    Much of the public avoids fats, but only because they are misunderstood as artery-clogging devils. There is such a thing as good fats, and coconut oil falls under that category.

  • Guided Hikes Begin in August

    The 80-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 volunteer docents on select Saturdays and Sundays through October.

  • Living Laboratory at The Ridges

    Visitors to The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor can soon view ways they can improve water quality while attracting more birds and butterflies to their homes and businesses.

  • Economics of Solar and Wind Power

    “Solar and Wind: Disruptive Technologies Whose Time Has Come?” is the subject of the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s August program, scheduled for 7 pm on Aug.

  • Up for Adoption

    State Wildlife Areas are a great place to enjoy the outdoors, and those interested in giving back to their favorite spot can now adopt a wildlife area.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:35pm

    It is a fact that our ocean is becoming more acidic, and man-created carbon dioxide (CO2) contributes to the phenomenon. The ocean absorbs 30 to 40 percent of CO2 in the atmosphere, and with increasing levels of this atmospheric gas, the more acidic the ocean becomes.

  • Trying To Give August Some Love

    I have always felt bad for the month of August. Every other month of the year includes a significant holiday; some months contain several significant holidays.

  • Parents on Social Media

    83 Percentage of parents using social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn) 23 Percentage of parents who use Twitter 74 Percentage of parents who use Facebook (mothers are more likely than fathers to use this platform, as well as Instagram and Pinterest).

  • Less than a Fairytale Ending

    Every NFL franchise hopes to have a quarterback like Brett Favre, if only once in their history. To have someone like that under center for that many years is something special, even irreplaceable.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, results and schedule

  • History of Ridges Road

    Two years ago, the Harbor Ridges Association asked Leann Despotes, president of the Baileys Harbor Historical Society, if someone in the organization could prepare a 20-minute program on the history of Ridges Road for their spring breakfast.

  • Door County History in Pictures

    The substantial American cars parked and lined up at the ferry dock in Gills Rock indicate that this undated photograph was taken in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of the Door County Historical Museum, 18 N.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:13pm

    Hello, everyone, my name is Wheeler. I am a four-year-old, black, long-haired male with a great personality. People describe me as friendly, playful and a great guy to hang out 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.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTH Jessica Gilbert, Sturgeon Bay, is the parent of a daughter born July 20, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Teresa Gilbert, Sturgeon Bay, and Kevin Kennedy, Green Bay. HONORS Lawrence University has announced its dean’s list for the 2014-15 academic year. Students are recognized with dean’s list honors […]

  • Picking of the Raspberries at Door’s Fleurs

    Each year Door's Fleurs, a commercial floriculture farm and orchard in Southern Door, donates raspberries to the Boys and Girls Club of Door County for use in their menu throughout the year.

  • Boys & Girls Club to Host First Artful Garden Walk

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County will host their inaugural Artful Garden Walk, featuring the work of local artists displayed in some of the finest gardens in Sturgeon Bay, on Aug.

  • Glimpse into the Past at LGHS Meetings

    Liberty Grove Historical Society (LGHS) members packed Century Farm barn atop the Ellison Bay grade on July 16, to witness Larry Nelson interview 1940s cherry pickers Jane Nelson and Yvonne Voight, who came ready to demonstrate with their pickers’ pails.

  • Youth in Government Program Receives Sustainability Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation awarded the Door County YMCA a Sustainability Grant from the Children & Youth Fund. This grant provides financial assistance to Door County students who would like to participate in the Youth in Government program.

  • Take Your Kids Along to Financial Strategy Workshops

    Jacqueline Szczepanski, FIC of Thrivent Financial, is hosting a free weekly workshop series in Sturgeon Bay. The workshops will be held from 6 – 7 pm on Thursdays in August at Glas Coffee House’s upstairs conference room at 67 E Maple St, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Learn to Perform CPR and Use AED

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

  • Eat Pancakes in Ephraim for Gibraltar Grads

    Scholarship money for students in Gibraltar High School’s Class of 2016 is the purpose of the Ephraim Men’s Club’s annual pancake breakfast on Aug. 1 at Ephraim Village Hall.

  • Women’s Fund Announces 2015 Spring Grant Recipients

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is pleased to announce the 2015 Spring Grant awards; the three recipients are Altrusa Club of Door County, Lakeshore CAP and Southern Door School District.

  • Thrivent Financial Teams with Habitat for Humanity to Improve Home

    Thrivent Financial and Door County Habitat for Humanity hosted an event to help a homeowner upgrade their home and neighborhood through a partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:56am

    This week’s question: According to the Oxford English Dictionary, William Shakespeare coined how many new words?

  • Unity to Participate in Medicare Care Choices Model

    Unity has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model. The model provides Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for coverage under the Medicare Hospice Benefit and dually eligible beneficiaries who qualify for the Medicaid Hospice Benefit the option to elect to receive supportive care services typically provided by hospice and continue to receive curative services at the same time.

  • Collin Dahl Presents “Are Your Affairs in Order? Legal and Financial Issues after Death”

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Are Your Affairs in Order? Legal and Financial Issues after Death” on Aug.

  • Congratulations to William Kunst, of Wake Me Café!

    William Kunst has worked since May At the Wake Me Café He lived in Kohler for thirty years And many times he switched careers He’s built and sold many automobiles And driven tractors made of steel For seven years, he taught and led High school classes in Tech Ed Now he pours coffee and scoops ice cream He’s living out his retirement dream.

  • First Merit Gives to Habitat for Humanity

    Door County Habitat for Humanity continues to receive contributions for their annual appeal. Their most recent partner, First Merit Foundation has put Habitat at 72 percent of their goal.


    Crop prices (July 27) Rio Creek Feed Mill - Algoma Commodity - Price - Basis Corn - $3.52/bushel - -0.41 Soybeans - $9.26/bushel - -0.41 Wheat (SRW) - $4.

  • Hops Making a Comeback in Wisconsin

    Growing hops in Wisconsin is making a comeback. It may not be at the level it was more than a century ago when Wisconsin produced one-fifth of the nation’s supply but more and more growers are discovering the hop as a specialty crop.

  • NWTC’s John Zellner Retires After 21 Years

    After 21 years of laying the foundation for hundreds of masonry students in Northeast Wisconsin, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) instructor John Zellner has been named the John B.

  • News Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • After a year of careful rearing at the Department of Natural Resources Wild Rose Fish Hatchery, some 6,000 Great Lakes spotted muskies are set to begin the next phase of their journey, getting ready to test Wisconsin anglers and serve as brood stock in select state lakes.

  • Overheard and Obsessions

    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?

  • Cook-Albert Fuller Center is Full of Green Features

    Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders, in partnership with The Boldt Company, has recently completed construction of the Cook-Albert Fuller Center at The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor.

  • 10 Interns Join Pen Players Crew

    Peninsula Players Theatre welcomed 10 new interns this summer into the community. The interns have the opportunity to live, work and play with industry professionals, including members of Actors’ Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers; members of United Scenic Artists, the union of scenic, lighting, sound and costume designs; and members of the Stage Director and Choreographers Society.

  • Navigating Phone Scams

    You answer your phone and find you are speaking with someone who sounds like a foreign national, but this person tells you he or she is with the Internal Revenue Service and you owe a lot of money and if you don’t pay right now you could go to jail.

  • Representatives in the News

    Governor Scott Walker Governor Scott Walker issued Executive Order #168 allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty. “Safety must be our top priority, especially in light of the horrific attack in Chattanooga,” Governor Walker said.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:39am

    Dear Mary Pat, My friend is always complaining...about everything. It’s either too hot or too cold, nothing ever seems to go right at her job, her husband never does what she asks, her kids never seem to make her happy, her friends always seem to disappoint her.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at noon on Aug. 4. Town of Jacksonport: The Planning Commission will meet at 8:30 am on Aug. 4. Town of Liberty Grove: The Highway Committee meets at 8 am on Aug.

  • Feeding the People

    At a recent appreciation dinner for the volunteers at Feed and Clothe My People, a new volunteer marveled at all the smiles. Board President Carol Krueger remembers the woman said, “These people are all so happy to be volunteering.

  • Off the Grill

    From Door County Living, Volume 10 Issue 2

  • Dragonfly Researcher Visits Door County

    There is no shortage of environmental significance that Door County offers. Earlier this year, the coastal wetlands were recognized as being globally significant, in ranks with the Florida Everglades and Chesapeake Bay.

  • Framed

    Kailee and Connor enjoy ice cream servings as big as their heads from Wilson’s Restaurant & Ice Cream during a recent visit to Door County to see their aunt, Judith Kalb.

  • Peach Tart

    Festina Pêche recently appeared in my refrigerator. Well, it did not just appear there. I bought it, stuck it in the fridge and a couple of busy days ensued.

  • Good Rounds at Maxwelton Braes

    Two golfers had some luck at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course this past week. Darrell Bley shot a hole in one on #8, while Bill Ziemer got an eagle on #3. Congrats golfers! Submitted photos.

  • Upcoming Events

    Golf Events.

  • American Life in Poetry

    Surely, some of you have paged through an old book and come upon a dried flower, fragile as a spider web, the colors faded. Here’s a fine poem about pressing flowers by Chelsea Woodard of New Hampshire, from her book Vellum.

  • The Bestseller List

    Hardcover Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Illustrated.

  • Yoga and Poetry Retreat

    Poet, children’s author and yoga instructor James Mihaley leads a special week-long poetry and yoga retreat, Aug. 3 – 7. Additional yoga instruction will be provided by Kathy Navis, of Junction Center Yoga.

  • “The Jesus Cow”

    In his new novel The Jesus Cow, Wisconsin author Michael Perry does what he does best, recreating for his readers the small town-rural life that seems unique to our state, presenting grassroots characters that can be heartwarming in a salt-of-the-earth way, but at the same time amusing because of their idiosyncratic nature.

  • Heritage Program Features Photography

    Sister Bay Historical Society will feature Gills Rock summer resident and noted photographer Denny Moutray at The Corner of the Past on Aug. 1. Moutray focuses on landscapes and architecture, with an eye to offering his viewers a sense of what he feels when he takes the shot.

  • Workshops at The Hardy

    The Hardy Gallery is excited to offer a one-day workshop on relief printmaking technique with University of Wisconsin – Green Bay printmaking professor Don Krumpos.

  • Underwater Colors

    Roberta Raymond, a sociologist, author and illustrator, will exhibit 21 original watercolors that became the illustrations for her new children’s book Three Sea Tales (published by Mira Digital Publishing, 2014).

  • Join the Mad Hatter Tea Party

    Don’t be late for the Mad Hatter Tea Party at Turtle Ridge on Aug. 8, 3 – 7 pm. Celebrate in their new garden patio and gazebo to benefit Coventry Care Clinic in Sister Bay.

  • Collaborative Crafting

    Sourced seeks to be a maker-embracing resource for art, accessories, and home decor, and a catalyst for encouraging artistic collaborations and crafty fun.

  • Newest Silver & Gold Creations

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery will feature the newest work of resident artist Angela Olson Luberger this week. Working in sterling silver and gold Olson Luberger has begun to weave intricate patterns of metals producing intricate webs of silver and gold.

  • Synchronicity of Vibrations

    The fractal photography works of Gale Ritchey, higher psychic healer artist, will be in a solo exhibit at Mr. Helsinki in Fish Creek.

  • Call for Artwork

    The Miller Art Museum invites participation from both established and emerging visual artists, 18-years-old and older, who reside in the counties of Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Oconto counties for its 40th Juried Annual.

  • Progressive Art Crawl

    Four Egg Harbor fine art galleries invite the community to enjoy a progressive art crawl on Aug. 6, 4 – 8 pm, with food courses at each gallery and chances to win gallery gift certificates.

  • Capturing the Spirit of a Chinese Village

    Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay is hosting artist Susan Ploughe for a painting demonstration on Aug. 1, 2 – 4 pm. Ploughe’s newest show, titled Facing East, is on display now through Aug.

  • One-Of-A-Kind Quilts

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts is pleased to now feature fiber art by Lynn. Her colorful handcrafted wall quilts are all hand-pieced using the paper piecing method.

  • Arts Awakening

    For Ruth Sandor and Erl Sandstrom, retirement to Door County meant an awakening and reawakening to the creative arts. They are the Door County Art League’s featured artists for Aug.

  • ‘Family Man’ Justin Townes Earle To Play at Door Community Auditorium

    “I just moved, and all I’m telling people is that I have moved to the West Coast, to an undisclosed location,” Justin Townes Earle said. For phone service, Earle commutes an undisclosed distance.

  • Passing On the PGA Championship Practice Rounds

    Little ol’ Wisconsin is about to see some big boy golf. In just two weeks, the 2015 PGA Championship will be played at Whistling Straits near Sheboygan.

  • Pro Golf Tips: Drive For Show

    “Drive for show, putt for dough” is a common golf term and it couldn’t be more true. Although spending time working on the short game will directly benefit your score, I most often see players on the range hitting their drivers and wanting lessons on how to hit it farther.

  • Midwest Sunsplash Celebrates Sister Bay and Welcomes Families

    “It will be totally different than before,” said Pita Katobalavu, Midwest Sunsplash festival organizer (and member of the rock, roots, reggae, soul band Unity).

  • Eye On the Night Sky: Take the Time to Look Up

    This is the first of a monthly column regarding astronomy and the night sky. Members of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS) will, over future issues, bring readers articles, information, tidbits and updates regarding astronomy and events to watch for in the night sky.

  • An Evening with The Wailin’ Jennys

    On Aug. 9, Door Community Auditorium will welcome to its stage the widely popular Canadian folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, who have built a long, successful career on blending a variety of influences into their folk-centric music and angelic three-part harmonies.

  • A Legend of Death’s Door

    “One of the biggest misconceptions people have about Death’s Door, is that it’s called that because of all the shipwrecks that happen in the area.” To correct this misconception, Adam Gronke, site manager at Gills Rock Maritime Museum, curated an exhibit about Death’s Door, which is now on display at the museum.

  • “There’s Room Enough to Grow Beneath the Northern Sky…”

    Northern Sky is entering one of most ambitious and pivotal chapters of our long and rich history. Beginning soon, the company will kick off a capital campaign to fund the realization of two critical projects: our new creative home base being planned for the property on the southeast corner of highways A and F, and several long overdue improvements to our summer home – the amphitheater at Peninsula State Park.

  • Tweeting Under the Stars

    The insatiable apparatus that is social media broke new ground this past Monday, July 27, at the Northern Sky Theater. The outdoor amphitheater (formerly the American Folklore Theater) had its first ever performance where a small section of the crowd could participate in the show through the outlet of Twitter.

  • Door County Fair Kicks Off July 29

    DOOR COUNTY FAIR July 29 – Aug. 2, 2015 John Miles Fair Park, 812 North 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay Grandstand Events Wednesday, July 29: Stock Car Racing, 6:30 pm Thursday, July 30: Lena Mini and Modified Tractor Pulls, 6:30 pm Friday, July 31: Farm Tractor Pull with the Schnell Aggravator, 6:30 pm Saturday, August 1: AMA Flat Track Motorcycle Racing, 7:00 pm Sunday, August 2: Demolition Derby, 1:30 pm Live Music Wednesday, July 29: Vic Ferrari, 7:30 – 11:00 pm Thursday, July 30: Johnny Wad Band, 7:30 – 11:30 pm Friday, July 31: Boogie & the Yo-Yo’z, 7:30 – 11:00 pm Saturday, August 1: Hurry Up Wait, 7:30 – 8:30 pm, Separate Ways, 9:00 – 11:30 pm Sunday, August 2: Let Me Be Frank Productions, 1:00 – 4:00 pm For more information and a complete schedule, visit doorcountyfair.

  • En Plein Air: The trials and triumphs of plein air painting

    Recently, Rick Brawner and I were able to paint in the Cedarburg Wisconsin Plein Air Event. Every year in early spring, those of us who enjoy painting outside start thinking about this huge plein air festival that takes place in picturesque Cedarburg.

  • ‘The Jesus Cow’

    In his new novel The Jesus Cow, Wisconsin author Michael Perry does what he does best, recreating for his readers the small town-rural life that seems unique to our state, presenting grassroots characters that can be heartwarming in a salt-of-the-earth way, but at the same time amusing because of their idiosyncratic nature.

  • David Clowers On Teaching Poetry

    David Clowers builds his Learning in Retirement poetry seminars around the idea that “we are students and teachers to each other.” Clowers has been teaching the classes as part of the Learning in Retirement series for about eight years.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: July 31 – Aug. 1

    The first weekend of August is nearly upon us! Do you have your weekend of events planned? If not, check out our top picks for the weekend ahead: Friday, July 31 Eddie Smith & Tommy Burroughs at Baileys Harbor Town Hall Lawn: Acoustic driven melodies.