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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.

  • Candidate Forums for County Board and Sevastopol School Districts Scheduled

    The League of Women Voters of Door County is sponsoring two Candidate Forums for the spring elections to acquaint the public with candidates for public office and their position on issues of importance to the voters.

  • Northern Door Hunter Education Program

    The 2008 Hunter Education Program at the Peninsula Gun Club will be held this spring. The course is being held for northern Door County residents. Rick Ostrowski, a Wisconsin DNR Certified Hunter Education Instructor, invites everyone interested in hunting and recreational shooting to enroll in a Wisconsin Hunter Education course.

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Ice Carving Winners Announced

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor & Convention Bureau recently announced the Fire & Ice 2008 Ice Carving Winners. The judging included about 30 ice creations, ranging from Thomas the Tank Engine to a traditional Door County lighthouse.

  • Family Centers Couples Connection on the Quiet Side

    The Family Centers of Door County, Inc are hosting Couples Connection at Bjِrklunden in Baileys Harbor on Friday, Feb. 29 from 5:15 – 7:45 pm. The free evening out begins with hot appetizers, beverages and a social time to meet and greet other couples.

  • Ephraim Fire House Restoration

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held on February 7 to celebrate the start of an exterior renovation to the Ephraim Village Fire House. The renovation will restore the exterior of the existing building to the original look of the 1935 fire house.

  • Aldo Leopold Weekend Nears

    The Second Annual Door County Aldo Leopold Weekend event will take place on March 1. Community members are invited to participate in the reading of The Sand County Almanac at Crosssroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

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  • Books for Soldiers

    This past holiday season, Novel Ideas Bookstore in Baileys Harbor sponsored a Books for Soldiers drive, which they deemed a fantastic success. Throughout the month of December people were very generous with their donations, and the bookstore received between four and five hundred books to ship out to soldiers.

  • YMCA Presents Half Marathon Enjoyment Class

    The Northern Door YMCA will be offering a class, “How to Enjoy the Door County Half Marathon.” The class is geared toward improving the abilities of all runners, whether a first-time runner or a veteran marathoner, and incorporating running into a lifetime healthy lifestyle.

  • Gibraltar Middle School Student Council Goes to Scandia

    The Middle School Student Council visited Scandia Village in late January to share a variety of 21st Century technology tools to the residents. As technology continues to advance faster then most baby boomers can adapt and use them, these young teens and preteens can walk, talk and play with these gadgets simultaneously.

  • Hospital Therapists Lead Exercise Programs at Community Center, Help Seniors Prevent Falls

    Door County Memorial Hospital Rehab Services therapists are not only devoted to helping others recover from injury and illness in the hospital. They contribute their skills and time in the community by teaching seniors exercise programs and routines.

  • Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Door County Fire Departments

    Improving communications infrastructure for emergency services has been a major focus nationwide in recent years, and in Door County it’s no different.

  • Going Garbage Set for Second Speaker in Environmental Series

    Reaffirming their position on environmental advocacy, Going Garbage and Recycling Inc of Sister Bay is gearing up for the second topic in its newly formed Environmental Speaker Series – “Growing Green Kids: How to Reconnect Kids with Nature.

  • Gifts to Door County Library

    Door County Library is very grateful for generous gifts that enhance library service. During 2007 the library received over $30,000 from grants made to libraries from the Friends of Door County Libraries and the Door County Library Foundation, Inc.

  • Door County Community Foundation Announces Kopseker Funds Available for Community Elderly

    The Door County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant proposals for Kopseker funding. Non-profit agencies that help older adults with their medical, hospital, nursing and homecare needs may apply.

  • Second Door County Aldo Leopold Weekend

    The second Aldo Leopold Weekend Celebration in Door County will take place at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay, on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Event organizer, Nancy Rafal, is asking community members and visitors to come out and read sections from Leopold’s Sand County Almanac.

  • Federal and State Grant Programs for Farmers

    Come hear about federal and state grant programs that help fund value added agricultural enterprises and sustainable agriculture research and education.

  • Nestled into the Landscape

    Anyone with a basic working knowledge of children’s mythology knows the dangers of building a house out of straw:  a mere huff or puff from an irritable wolf can take your house — not to mention you — permanently out of commission. A small community of builders and homeowners in Door County, however, are disregarding […]

  • Paul Sills: Theater Games

    Paul Sills is quite possibly the most influential man in American theater that you have never heard of. Like so many successful people who have chosen to make Door County their home, Paul has had a long career of triumphs in the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles theater scenes, and now focuses on sharing […]

  • Land of Midnight Sun Comes to Light in Door County: Scandinavian traditions in the Door

    Scandinavians staying in Door County have been known to experience a more friendly type of “Stockholm Syndrome” whereby the affected travels thousands of miles to feel as if he never left home. Case-in-point is recent Swedish immigrant Helene Ingsten-Anderson, owner of Flora Special Occasion Flowers in Sister Bay, who sees glimpses of her homeland at […]