Michael Perry at TPAC

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Mike Perry and guests performed at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center on July 8.  They presented a staged adaptation of Perry’s sometimes comic, sometimes heartbreaking, bestselling memoir of a small town
fire department, “Population 485”. Michael Perry was born and raised in the small town of New Auburn, Wisconsin where he served for 12 years on the Fire Department. Perry utilized slides of actual places as backgrounds. As he read certain portions from his book, scenes were played out on stage by him and a cast of 7. It was a full house at the TPAC for this event. Perry has performed at the TPAC in past years and he does not disappoint!

Perry has written several books besides Population 485. He has a gift of capturing the small town spirit. Check him out online.


Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Get your tickets! The Kewaunee/Door Salmon  Tournament runs from July 22 to 30.  On the Island, tickets can be purchased at Kap’s Marina. Nicolet Bank is giving $500 cash to the lucky angler who lands in the 35th place. Early bird prize is a drone and all ticket buyers will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Yamaha 9.9 horsepower motor from Shipyard Island Marina. Plus there are daily port prizes for the largest
catch of each day at each weigh-in station.


Fly-in Fish Boil

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

THIS SATURDAY July 15th is the 64th Washington Island Lions Club Fly-In Fishboil. Fly in, walk in, drive in, bike in – just find your way to this annual summer event at the airport.  Hot dogs are available for the kids and adult ‘land lubbers’. There will be hayrides and music. Watch the planes arrive. Some pilots come the night before and pitch tents and spend the night. After lunch the planes line up to take off. 


Salad Luncheon

Sunday, July 02, 2017

July 14th head to Memorial Hall at Bethel Church for the annual  Salad Luncheon sponsored by the Bethel
Builders. A great variety of salads and special breads make a perfect summer lunch.


Lions Club Fly In Fish Boil

Sunday, July 02, 2017

July 15th is the 64th Washington Island Lions Club Fly-In Fishboil. Fly in, walk in, drive in, bike in – just find your way to this annual summer event at the airport.  Hot dogs are available for the kids and adult ‘land lubbers’. Watch the planes arrive and then walk around to view them and perhaps meet the pilots. There will also be hayrides and music. Many pitch tents over the plane’s wings and spend the night. After lunch the planes line up to take off.  


July Lavender Fest

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Island Lavendar was featured on the cover of “Nature’s Pathways” July magazine. There were photos and an article inside about the two locations of “Island Lavendar”: on the Island at the beautifully renovated former Island Dairy and the new shop in Ephraim in Door County. The  shops feature a wide array of products. Both locations will be celebrating the Fourth Annual Island Lavender Blooming Festival the entire month of July.


Tournament Tickets

Friday, June 30, 2017

Tickets are now available for the 35th Annual Kewaunee/Door Salmon Tournament. The Tournament runs from July 22 to 30. Remember there will be early bird prizes plus daily port prizes. The Shipyard Island Marina will again be giving away a Yamaha T9.9 motor. On the Island, tickets can be purchased at Kap’s Marina.


Community Band Concert

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Community Band Concert is scheduled for July 16th.  This group includes a variety of
musicians with a variety of instruments that gather year ‘round to play for pleasure and practice. Join them at Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesdays at 3:45 P.M. or contact Donna Briesemeister.


Pioneer Days at Farm Museum

Friday, June 30, 2017

Pioneer Days begin at the Farm Museum on Wednesday July 5th with Ice Cream Making. Wednesday events are held from 1 - 3 P.M. There are also tractor pulled wagon rides on Ted's Trails.

July 12 -  Make corn husk doll
July 19 -  Make potholders and clay
July 26 - Adobe oven bread baking


"The Islanders", play

Friday, June 30, 2017

The play, “The Islanders”, was presented at the TPAC last weekend by Island Players. It was written by Gayle Johnson and was part 3 of a trilogy of plays about early Island history, titled Steadfast Women/Iron Men. Gayle based these plays on factual accounts.  Interesting to note, Gayle’s  mother, Daryl Johnson, and Gayle’s  daughter, Bess Anna,  both played characters. It was so helpful  to have Gayle’s  comments and encouragement prior to performance. The play included adventure, laughter, dancing, sadness, tears, life, death, beginnings, endings, all set in the 1850s to 1900, when settlers began arriving to Washington Island. Historic scenes were displayed and music added to co-ordinate with the scenes. The director was Howard Scott. Tech support team included Emmett Woods, Lee Engstrom and Tom Pratt. Joan Hansen was stage manager, snack supplier, cast supporter and encourager. Co-producers were Amanda DeWitt, Barbara Schall, and Donna Russell. There are also those that do costumes, make-up, and provide props. Archival photos were provided by the Washington Island Archives assembled by Archivist, Steve Reiss, plus some photos supplied by other members of the community. The cast included 40+.   Gayle and some of the actors remained Sunday after the play for a “talk back”. Attenders could ask questions and make comments.