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Door County community news from the Peninsula Pulse. Find information about health programs, fundraisers, announcements, and more to keep you in the loop in your community.

  • Piggly Wiggly’s Day of Giving

    Piggly Wiggly’s Community Day of Giving raised funds for the Koinonia Kupboard Food Pantry inside the First Baptist Church of Sister Bay and the Door of Life Food Pantry. Pictured are (front row, from left) Dan Nesbitt, Piggly Wiggly co-owner; Winnie Jackson of First Baptist Church; Heidi Penchoff of Door of Life; Tom Nesbitt, Piggly […]

  • Concert Benefits Feed & Clothe My People

    The Griffon String Quartet’s Dec. 16 Music for Food benefit holiday concert raised $750 and 110 pounds of food for Feed & Clothe My People.  Midsummer’s Music is the Door County representative of the Boston-based Music for Food program, whose concerts have raised funds to create more than 1.5 million meals. Details about Music for […]

  • Snowmobiler Raises Money for MS Society

    Doug Schopf, president of the Door County Snowmobile Trails Association, presented a $500 check to Ron Bochek to support Bochek’s 29th year of fundraising and trail guiding for the Wisconsin Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Bochek will ride his snowmobile in the Jan. 26 MS Ride with several hundred other riders in Lac du […]

  • Midsummer’s Music to Receive $10k Grant

    The National Endowment for the Arts has approved Midsummer’s Music to receive a Challenge America award of $10,000. It will support the Griffon String Quartet’s B Double Sharp program: music performance and instruction for rural Wisconsinites who have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, or are in need of geriatric care, and their caregivers. “The presentations are […]

  • STRIDE Creative Sticker Contest

    STRIDE Creative is hosting a countywide sticker-design contest for youth to promote mental wellness in the community. Semifinalist honors will be awarded for each participating school, and a grand-prize winner will be announced via Facebook Live on March 15. The winning design will be reproduced and distributed to the public, and winners will receive gift […]

  • Free Self-Defense Workshop

    Uptown Wellness is offering a free self-defense workshop Feb. 11, 10:30 am – 12 pm, when a female fourth-degree black belt will focus on the five stages of attack, recognizing potential attackers, preventing attacks, applying self-defense techniques and using simple weapons/protection tools.  The workshop at Uptown Wellness – Unit 22 in the lower level of the Country […]

  • Chess Class Open to Students

    An eight-week chess class for students will take place every Sunday, Feb. 5 – March 26, 4:30-5:30 pm, at the Ephraim Moravian Church. Students will learn the basics, including opening moves, tactics and end-game strategies.  The cost is $80 per student, and parents may play for free with their children at the church, 9970 Moravia St. […]

  • Learning to Recognize Unconscious Bias

    The League of Women Voters of Door County is offering a learning opportunity for its members and the public on becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive community (DEI). Maria Douglas, senior DEI manager at the state League of Women Voters office, will lead participants in self-reflection and share information about how individuals and groups […]

  • CPR, First Aid Classes

    The NWTC Learning and Innovation Center in Sister Bay is partnering with the American Heart Association to offer a CPR Heartsaver AED class Feb. 6, 8 am – 12 pm, followed by a Heartsaver First Aid class, 12:30-4:30 pm.  The cost of each class is $35.85. A CPR mask is required for the CPR class, […]

  • Server Breaks the Sound Barrier

    If you stop for a meal at A’Boat Time, a new family-run restaurant in Sturgeon Bay, you might see other diners brushing up on their sign language.  That’s because one of the servers, Brook Black, was born deaf. Instead of taking orders verbally, she hands customers a laminated menu with dry-erase markers so they can […]

  • Packerland Conference Math Meet

    Week of Jan. 16, 2023 (Name, high school, points) Seniors: Christy Braun, Sturgeon Bay, 35; Luke Nell, NEW, 32; Jonathan Paulsen, Kewaunee, 31; Laura Zittlow, Southern Door, 31; Brady Paul, NEW, 30 Juniors: Ezra Linnan, Sevastopol, 38; James Zittlow, Southern Door, 35; Hannah Hwang, NEW, 32; Merrick Mann, Sevastopol, 31; Margaret Herbirch, NEW, 30 Sophomores: […]

  • UW-Green Bay Fall/Winter 2022 Honors List

    The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has announced the names of the undergraduate students who earned academic honors for the fall/winter 2022 semester. Students who earn a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), which represents all “A” grades, receive highest honors. High honors go to students who earn 3.99-3.75 GPAs, and those who earn 3.74-3.50 GPAs receive […]

  • Enrollment Open for Gibraltar 4K, Kindergarten

    Gibraltar Elementary School will open the enrollment window Feb. 1 for new students who intend to enroll in the 2023-24 4K or kindergarten programs through Gibraltar. To be eligible for the 4K program, children must be four years old by Sept. 1, 2023, and to be eligible for kindergarten, children must be five years old […]

  • Wisconsin Civics Games Registration Open Through Feb. 20

    Registration for the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation’s Wisconsin Civics Games – a program that seeks to promote civics education and encourage Wisconsin high school students to develop an interest in public service – is now open. The 2023 Civics Games’ regional competitions will be held virtually April 13 and 14. Then the top-performing teams will advance […]

  • School News: Maintenance Work for Gibraltar, Optional Referendum for Washington Island, Bonds for Southern Door

    Gibraltar Approves Replacing Leaky Roof and Windows in DCA The Gibraltar Area School Board on Monday approved contracts to replace the roof on Door Community Auditorium and to spend three years and up to $90,000 total replacing windows for safety reasons. The board will replace 13-14 windows per year for three years in the old, […]

  • Tourism & the Visitor Economy: The Visitor Economy Can Help Us All

    by JULIE GILBERT, President and CEO, Destination Door County A new initiative called the Community Investment Fund that we launched recently is now a reality.  Earlier this month, we hosted several information sessions that provided details about how local units of government and 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations can apply for funding assistance for projects that […]

  • Obituary: Michael Dale Martin

    July 18, 1953 ~ December 15, 2022 Michael Dale Martin, 69, of Sister Bay, WI, formerly of Lexington, OH, died Thursday morning, December 15, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay. He was born July 18, 1953 in Marion, OH, the son of Dale Franklin Martin and Elsie Kathryn (Long) Martin. […]

  • Obituary: Carol Lynn Williams

    September 22, 1942 ~ January 22, 2023 Carol Lynn Williams, 80, of Baileys Harbor, WI, passed away Sunday morning, January 22, 2023 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, WI with family at her side. She was born September 22, 1942 in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Russell “Russ” Walter Weibler and Shirley […]

  • Obituary: Jean Neuman

    August 19, 1933 ~ January 20, 2023 Jean Neuman, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at home on Friday, January 20, 2023. She was born August 19, 1933 in Chicago, daughter of the late Robert G. and Gladys A (Colley) Rutter. Jean graduated from Taft High School with the Class of 1951. On December 27, […]

  • Obituary: George L. Evenson

    March 12, 1929 ~ January 22, 2023  Farmer, county historian and environmental conservator, George L. Evenson, 93, of Sturgeon Bay died Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. George was born Louis George Evenson on March 12, 1929 in Sturgeon Bay the son of the late Louis and Selma (Hendricks) Evenson. He graduated from Sevastopol […]