Category: Community

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.

  • Door County Unitarian Universalists Celebrate Milestone Anniversary

    An ad appeared in a Door County newspaper 25 years ago that asked those who were interested in establishing a church to call. The ad bore a photo of a flaming chalice, the official symbol of the Unitarian Universalist (UU) church.  People such as Door County resident Helene Di Iulio answered the ad, as did […]

  • Obituary: Evelyn Rita (Massart) Havel

    April 8, 1939 – Sept. 7, 2021 Evelyn Rita (Massart) Havel, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. She was born on the family farm in Rosiere to Louie and Agnes (Stache) Massart. Evelyn graduated from Casco High School in 1956. It was there that she met the love […]

  • Plum Island Fog-Signal Roofing Project Complete

    The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are announcing the completion of the $14,000 Plum Island fog-signal building roofing project, which a grant from the Raibrook Foundation, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and FOPPI donors made possible. A few years ago, Jim Robinson of Shoreline Charters […]

  • Shipyards Open Their Doors Sept. 11

    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, CenterPointe Yacht Services and the U.S. Coast Guard will open their doors for public tours this weekend – tours that were rescheduled from the first Saturday in May because of pandemic concerns. The tours benefit the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay and Rotary Youth Interact. “This is the one time of year when […]

  • Obituary: Sally Casey Clancy

    April 9, 1935 – Aug. 27, 2021 Sally Casey Clancy, 86, of Washington Island, died at home after a brief illness. Sally was born in Highland Park, Illinois, to William Leo Casey and Cecile H Casey. Sally attended high school at Highland Park High School and continued her education at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, […]

  • Obituary: William Orville Neddersen

    Feb. 13, 1925 – Oct. 5, 2020 A memorial service for Bill Neddersen will be held at the Sister Bay Sports Complex Pavilion, 2155 Autumn Court, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 11 am. Please take memories of Bill to share, as well as a face mask. A light lunch will be served after the service. A recording will […]

  • Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Brauer

    July 4, 1936 – Sept. 6, 2021 Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Brauer, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay following a recent injury. She was born in Algoma, the daughter of Henry Mathias Rock and Marie Teresa (Simon) Rock. Betty grew up attending St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Algoma. She […]

  • Obituary: Elaine Agatha Guilette

    March 26, 1929 – Sept. 6, 2021 Elaine Agatha Guilette, 92, of Brussels, died at her original home. She was born in Brussels to Arthur and Lena (Gerondale) Pierre. Elaine graduated from Brussels High School, where she was the Homecoming and prom queen.  On June 18, 1949, she married Lloyd N. Guilette in Brussels. He died […]

  • Obituary: Charles John DeGrange

    1934 – Sept. 4, 2021 Charles John DeGrange, 87, of Naples, Florida, and formerly of the Chicago area, died peacefully in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was born in 1934 in Chicago to Edward DeGrange Sr. and Laura DeGrange. Following his graduation from Mount Carmel High School in Chicago, he studied chemistry at Loyola University Chicago. He […]

  • Obituary: Diane M. Johnson

    Feb. 27, 1948 – Sept. 4, 2021 Diane Marie Johnson, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully with her husband and daughters at her side at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. Diane was the oldest of 11 children and the daughter of Elmer and Louise Krause. She graduated from Southern Door High School in 1966 and […]

  • Obituary: Francine Laurie (Garaffo) Roza

    March 12, 1945 – Aug. 31, 2021 Francine Laurie (Garaffo) Roza, 76, died in the company of her loving family. She was born Francine Garaffo in Chicago, the eldest of five children. Francine graduated from Chicago Teacher’s College and worked as a teacher. She married Kenneth Roza, moved to Crystal Lake, Illinois, and put her […]

  • Nut-Free School?

    Gibraltar school district looking into ban on tree nuts and peanuts Discussion of turning Gibraltar into a “nut-free school” appeared on the school board’s agenda this month, and it sounds unusual if taken out of context. But it’s a topic the school officials were not taking lightly. Neither were parents of students with severe allergies […]

  • Mask Update at Area Schools

    Washington Island’s school district has joined Gibraltar’s in issuing orders for all students and school employees to wear face coverings as a COVID-19 prevention protocol, at least for the beginning of the school year.  Door County Medical Center’s Dr. Amy Fogarty, a pediatric adviser for Door County schools, said that as of Aug. 20, she […]

  • Obituary: Joanne Nancy Delaney

    Nov. 27, 1933 – Aug. 18, 2021 Joanne Nancy Delaney, 87, of Baileys Harbor, died at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. She was born in Chicago as the daughter and only child born to Paul and Caroline (Eggers) Miller. After graduating from high school, she continued her education and obtained her teaching degree. […]

  • Weekend Meal Program Begins in Sturgeon Bay

    Boys & Girls Club of Door County (BGCDC, will begin a weekend meal program in partnership with Sturgeon Bay Community Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Tadych’s EconoFoods. The drive-through pickup program will begin Sept. 3, 4:30-6 pm. Anyone who is in need of weekend meals may pick up a family meal kit […]

  • Get Ready for Spaghetti During JAK’s Place Fundraiser

    JAK’s Place will host its annual spaghetti-dinner fundraiser Sept. 28, 5-7 pm, as a pickup-only event this year. The dinner includes salad, garlic bread, spaghetti, beverage and dessert.  Supporters may also bid on items such as a sailing tour on the Edith M. Becker, a signed Green Bay Packer football and a Door County Folk […]

  • Walk Benefits PATH of Door County

    A St. Peter’s Cares Walk – sponsored by St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 108 W. Maple St. in Sturgeon Bay, on Sept. 11, 8:30-10:30 am – will benefit PATH of Door County, an organization dedicated to increasing opportunities for recreation and community integration for children and adults with special needs. The one- to two-and-a-half-mile walk has a staggered […]

  • Refunds Available for Canceled Luncheon, Style Show

    The Scand Auxiliary and Bargains Unlimited have decided to cancel their Sept. 13 luncheon and style show at Gordon Lodge. Those who paid by check will receive their check back by mail. Those who paid with cash may pick up their refund at Bargains Unlimited, 10578 Applewood Road in Sister Bay, during regular business hours, […]

  • 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Maritime Lighthouse Tower

    The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay is honored to host the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department’s 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb on Sept. 11, when participants will climb the stairs of the Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower 10 times, recalling the 110-story World Trade Center. Each climber will carry a remembrance card of a first […]

  • Stepping Up to Preserve Door County’s Maritime Heritage

    story and photos by Tim Sweet Some people are destined to make a positive difference during their lifetime, and Paul Schumacher is one of those special individuals. Schumacher, 70, serves as the volunteer leader for the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands’ (FOPPI) historic preservation committee. A retired engineer, he devotes seemingly countless hours to […]