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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.

  • Snowmobile Safety Course Graduates

    The recent graduates of the DNR Snowmobile Safety Course pose in their classroom at the Sister Bay Fire Station. The instructor for the course was Jim Robinson.

  • Habitat for Humanity Closes on 31st Door County Home

    Door Habitat is excited to announce the closing of their 31st home! Their newest partner family, Sam and Dana Vandertie (pictured center) and their two children, will move in soon.

  • Volunteer Voices

    When I think about the life of a doctor, the last thing I think of is having enough free time to do much of anything – much less volunteering! Yet that is exactly the life of Dr. Scott Hathaway, a volunteer doctor at the Community Clinic of Door County (CCDC).

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    It was another record year for the Door County Humane Society: animal intakes increased by 16.5 percent. Also, the number of animals in the shelter’s care increased from 669 in 2009 to 779 last year.

  • Northern Door Children’s Center will Host Author Leslie Leline Jan. 25

    • The Sister Bay Family Center in partnership with the Northern Door Children’s Center will present an evening with Leslie Leline, author of the book, The Parent Handbook on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

  • Tavern League Donates to Mike Kaye

    Cambria Mueller accepted a $250 check from Mike Lautenbach, president of the Door County Tavern League, on behalf of her father Mike Kaye who is waiting for a heart transplant.

  • Smith Wins MooLaLa

    Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center’s 2010 MooLaLa holiday promotion Grand Prize Winner, Linda Smith of Sturgeon Bay, receives $1,000 dollars in special MooLaLa gift certificates redeemable at participating businesses from SBVC’s Sue Meyer.

  • Polar Bears on the Island

    On New Year’s Day, 2011, 22 brave polar bears joined Papa Bear Jens Hansen in braving the cold water along with about 75 onlookers at Schoolhouse Beach on Washington Island.

  • Helping Haiti

    Sixth graders, Sadie Nelson and Hadley Reetz, recently watched a CNN story in their social studies class about the rapid spreading of cholera in Haiti.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) would like to begin the New Year by thanking all the adopters of 2010, and we are optimistic that a number of companion animals will find new families this year.

  • Men and Gender Violence

    “If we can achieve a society where it is more normal for men to speak out against gender violence than it is for them to commit it, we’ll be a lot healthier society than we are today.” ~ Jackson Katz

  • Learning by Looking Beyond Our Borders

    We in Door County like to think we’re unique. It’s a pride that goes beyond our environment and people – we think our problems are one-of-a-kind too. Perhaps it’s a natural reflection of our isolated geography that we think we’re operating on an island.

  • Door County’s Hardy Gallery Donates to Habitat for Humanity

    Door County Habitat for Humanity President Tracy Vreeke accepts a check from Elizabeth Meissner, executive director of The Hardy Gallery.

  • Year in Review from Door County Humane Society

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is deeply grateful to the Peninsula Pulse for their tremendous help. By showcasing several adoptable cats and dogs throughout the year, the chances of finding a new home quickly are increased significantly.

  • The Facts About Restraining Orders

    Restraining orders and the process of obtaining restraining orders are a relatively misunderstood or misinterpreted legal action. There are many misconceptions regarding the details of restraining orders including how an individual obtains a restraining order, what kind of protection a restraining order can provide an individual, and what behaviors are considered harassing or abusive.

  • Monday Night Volleyball

    Standings (as of December 6, 2010)

  • Upcoming High School Sport Events

    Sevastopol High School and Gibraltar High School upcoming basketball games

  • Ray 6th Among American Women at New York City Marathon

    Ellison Bay marathoner Wendi Ray pounded the pavement at the New York City Marathon on November 7, ranking among the top American women. Ray finished 22nd overall among women with a time of 2:39:15, a place that put her 6th among American women.

  • Sturgeon Bay YMCA’s Monday Night Volleyball

    A League W-L 1. Kitty O’Reilly’s 6-0 2. Four Seasons Tree Experts 5-1 3. Fun Diggers 4-2 4. NAPA Auto Parts 4-2 5. Neighborhood Pub 2-1 6.

  • Door County Motivations

    Last issue, we gave you a list of winter sports leagues you might want to check out to keep you active through the winter months. This issue, we look long range at a few endurance events offered on the peninsula that you might want to consider as the light at the end of your winter tunnel.