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  • Kewaunee’s Winter Park Adds Beginner Hill for Skiers

      Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation announces they will soon be readying Winter Park for the season by making snow. The park offers a six-lane tubing hill, five ski/snowboard runs, and, new for this year, a beginner hill. The hill was shaped this summer and Winter Park will soon send its first skiers down it. […]

  • Weather Wizard: Magical Bog

    This past Thanksgiving holiday, not only was I lucky enough to spend time with family, but to do so while exploring a rare southern Michigan bog. My sister Mallery and I wanted to share the experience with the younger generation of the family, and my eight-year-old cousin Brayden was tapped to join us. We arrived […]

  • Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling at Noble House

    Gibraltar Historical Association presents a Christmas tree lighting and caroling on Dec. 10 at 5 pm at the Alexander Noble House. Bundle up and come down to the corner of Main Street in Fish Creek to sing in the holidays. There will be traditional songs, candlelight and special guests, the Gibraltar High School Chorus. Sing […]

  • Natural Christmas, Tree Lightings & More Weekend Plans

    The Door Peninsula is alive with holiday festivities. Take it all in Door County style with an ugly sweater run, The Ridges’ Natural Christmas, and The Peninsula Singers annual Christmas concert. Friday, December 9 The Clearing Festivities Celebrate the sights, sounds and treats of the season with The Clearing Folk School’s annual holiday open house. […]

  • VIDEO: Winter in Door County

    A new video produced by Peninsula Filmworks for the Door County Visitor Bureau answers the question all residents get asked by tourists: “What do you do here in the winter?” A lot more than you think, the video answers with interviews of locals who’ve come to love winter on the peninsula. Ice fishing, hiking, and […]

  • Lighthouses – What is the Fascination?

      By Bob Desh A variety of towers have played essential rolls in the nation’s maritime history. Signal towers, watch towers and light towers in a wide variety of shapes and sizes once dotted America’s coastlines, including here on the Great Lakes. No matter their original purpose, these historic maritime towers continue to fascinate. The […]

  • The Ridges Sanctuary Celebrates the Holidays with Natural Christmas

    In the first week of December at The Ridges Sanctuary, there are a number of events to start the holiday season. On Dec. 3 at 6:30 pm, go on a night sky hike. A hike at The Ridges is nice anytime, but a night walk can be amazing. On this night, the moon will be […]

  • Thanksgiving Day Parade, Holiday Festivities & More Weekend Plans

    It’s all about family, friends and community this weekend in Door County! Join the generous folks in Jacksonport for the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, head to Sister Bay and Egg Harbor for a weekend of festive fun, and shop local on Small Business Saturday. Thursday, November 24 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade It’s the […]

  • Ephraim’s Christmas In the Village 2016

    Featuring fun family crafts, soup and chili, and a meet-and-greet with Santa and his sled dogs. Saturday, December 3 11am – 2pm: ADVENTure and sweets sale at Ephraim Moravian Church 11:30am – 12:30pm: Children’s holiday stories at Ephraim library 12:30 – 3:30pm: Holiday craft, cookie decorating and heritage games inside Ephraim Village Hall 1 – […]

  • An Icy Resolve for Whitefish

    On a bitterly cold morning last February, I strolled onto the ice off Frank E. Murphy Park in Egg Harbor to check out a couple of ice shanties that were about a quarter-mile offshore. I was hoping to find someone inside the shanties for a story we have been talking about doing for this publication […]

  • The Winter Whitefish Economy

    The University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute has some great information on whitefish on its webpage, but it comes to an abrupt and ultimately unsatisfying end with this sole “Fun Fact:”  “There is a popular ice sport fishery for lake whitefish in Green Bay.” Hmmm. No links to anything to prove such a sweeping statement. […]

  • History and Future of the Lake Whitefish

    It was 1857 when a few New Englanders wanted a taste of lake whitefish. Carl Miller and Henry Brown went to Lake Ontario and took male and female whitefish out of fisherman’s nets. They impregnated an estimated one million eggs and brought them back to Lake Saltonstall in Connecticut. The next year, they brought 10 […]

  • Holly Days in Egg Harbor (Nov. 25-26, 2016)

    A celebration of the holiday season with Breakfast with Santa, a children’s Elf Hunt, Mistle Dough shopping contest, horse -drawn wagon rides, caroling, old-fashioned tree lighting and more! Schedule below, subject to change. All activities (Breakfast with Santa & Reindeer Drop excluded) are free. Donations are welcome to keep the tradition alive! Friday, November 25 […]

  • Hunting Camp Memoir Bags Trophies, Tricks & Traditions

    The outhouse is always cold, the porcupines and mice are always a problem, and the vehicles are always getting stuck in the mud, but there’s nowhere else these men would rather be. Meet the “Jolly Boys,” five northern Wisconsin men who built a shack called Hunting Camp 52, affectionately nicknamed “Blue Heaven,” in 1955 and […]

  • DNR Provides Area Deer Hunt Forecast

    by Jeff Pritzl, DNR Northeast District wildlife supervisor [email protected]   Deer harvest in the Northern Forest Zone portions of Marinette and Oconto counties did not show evidence of herd growth during the 2015 season, but after a second mild winter, we can expect more adult deer in the herd this fall. Buck sightings should improve […]

  • Pulse Price Report: When to Lock In Propane Prices

    It might be sad to think about filling up your propane tank for a long and cold winter, but now is the time to look at propane prices and speak to your producer about options for pricing through the winter. During particularly brutal winters, propane prices can increase up to 300 percent. Locked-in prices are […]

  • The Ridges’ Nature-Minded, Literature-Inspired Story Time

    “All children deserve the chance to learn and grow and connect with nature,” stated Mary Michaud on a recent Wisconsin Public Radio program about Madison, Wisconsin being selected as part of a nationwide initiative to “get more kids into nature.” Michaud, policy director for Public Health Madison and Dane County, continued, “as kids, we use […]

  • St. Pat’s Parade, Home Brew How-To & More Weekend Plans

    The Door Peninsula is bustling with late winter activities and this weekend is no exception. Join the party in Sturgeon Bay during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, take home some knowledge on home brewing, or help the local bluebird population grow with a do-it-yourself nest box program in Baileys Harbor. No matter your interest, […]

  • Logan Creek

    Explore Logan Creek with Naturalist-Guided Hike March 6

    Explore the beautiful late winter landscape of Logan Creek during a naturalist-guided hike on Sunday, March 6 at 2 pm. Owned and managed by The Ridges, the Logan Creek property is comprised of a variety of habitats, including upland hardwood forest, lowland cedar-hemlock forest and frontage along both Clark Lake and Logan Creek. Wear good […]

  • Fish Sticking 2016 on Kangaroo Lake

    by Tom Schneider, President, Kangaroo Lake Association   This story is dedicated to the volunteers who gave their time and sweat equity to install 30 trees (red pine, Norway spruce, and a couple of cedars): Tom Schneider, project coordinator, Tom Anschutz, Dan Barnowsky (of Harbor Construction who harvested our trees), Dave Hoffman, Adam Johnson, Mark […]