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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.

  • Northern Door Outreach

    Feed My People – Clothe My People is extending their effort throughout Northern Door to continue accomplishing the theme of “We’re Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

  • Billerbeck Field Re-dedicated

    Gibraltar High School re-dedicated Billerbeck Field to its namesake, Rod “Chief” Billerbeck, Thursday, May 15 in a pre-game ceremony. Billerbeck coached the team for nearly three decades and led the Vikings to 17 conference championships, as well as the school’s only team sport state championship in 1979.

  • Das ist alles mein!: Dr. Herman Welcker and the Rise of Fish Creek

    One way to leave a lasting impression on a small village is to build an imposing building in the center of it. Or better yet, find that building far away, drag it across the frozen lake, and reconstruct it where it will stand over 100 years later. This was what Dr. Herman Welcker did in […]

  • Peninsula Starts Centennial 100 Club

    Peninsula State Park turns 100 years old in 2009, and to help celebrate, Peninsula is offering the chance to earn a FREE centennial hiking shield (while supplies last).

  • P.A.T.H. Provides Summer Skills Camp

    Promoting Access to Help for Families with Special Needs (P.A.T.H.) announces open enrollment for their Summer Skills Camp for children with special needs.

  • Older Americans Month 2008

    The United States is nearing the start of a tremendous demographic shift. Beginning in 2011, the first of 78 million baby boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) will start transitioning into retirement, kicking off an expansion in the number of elderly people that will continue for decades.

  • Newport Office and Interpretive Building Opens with Spring

    The attractive new Park Office and Interpretive Building is now open at the entrance to Newport State Park. Construction of the new office began in July 2007, and the building now features a customer service area and drive-up window, staff offices and a public atrium with rest rooms.

  • Sturgeon Bay Hosts Annual Shipyard Tours

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Rotary Interact Club present the annual tour of the Sturgeon Bay shipyards Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 9 am – 2 pm.

  • Ports of Call a Great Success

    Ports of Call, the annual gala evening of food, raffles, and live and silent auctions to benefit the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM), has been deemed a huge success, raising over $24,000 or 20 percent of the annual planned budget shortfall of $126,500.

  • “Putting for Patriots” Event Held Memorial Day Weekend

    Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Sister Bay will host the Second Annual “Putting for Patriots” fundraiser on Sunday, May 25, 2008. This national event will occur simultaneously at 35 Pirate’s Cove, Pirate’s Island and Jungle Golf miniature golf courses throughout the United States.

  • Think Smart and Win Some Green

    The Smart car is everywhere: whipping through the streets in the movies DaVinci Code and Pink Panther, in Smart TV commercials with Godzilla trying to smash a Smart car, and even on display in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

  • Gibraltar Booster Club Golf Scramble

    Support Gibraltar High School athletics on the links! The annual Gibraltar Booster Club Golf Scramble is just around the corner, with play slated for May 30 at Maxwelton-Braes Golf Course in Baileys Harbor.

  • Day of Caring Set to Benefit Local Organizations

    United Way of Door County recently announced that Saturday, May 3, 2008 will be its 12th Annual “Day of Caring.” The Day of Caring program was devised as a way to provide support to non-profit organizations experiencing constraints in resources.

  • Island Pastor to Host 2010 European Tour

    Pastor Frank Maxwell of Trinity Lutheran Church on Washington Island and his wife, Mary, are hosting a 10-day European trip in September of 2010. Tour stops will include Munich, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Bolzano and Lucerne.

  • Roundtable: Great Lakes Compact

    Kim Biederman, Northeast Organizer for Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, explained the Great Lakes Compact to a gathering of twenty-five members of the League of Women Voters of Door County, guests, and members of the public at The Bistro in Egg Harbor on Thursday, April 17.

  • Gibraltar Talks: The Life & Times of Jessie Thorp

    The Gibraltar Historical Association’s (GHA) monthly talk series will begin on Tuesday evening, May 13 at 7:30 pm at the Guenzel Gallery of the Peninsula Art School located at 3900 County F, Fish Creek.

  • Door County’s First Annual Transportation Fair

    On Friday, May 9 from noon – 8 pm and Saturday, May 10 from 9 am – 3 pm, the Door County Fairgrounds will be the site of Door County’s First Annual Transportation Fair.

  • Gibraltar Receives Recognition in Statewide Contest

    The Wisconsin Troopers’ Association is pleased to announce that a local student has placed in their annual statewide Art and Essay Contest. Artwork submitted by Justina Zukauskaite, a student at Gibraltar Elementary School in Fish Creek, was selected as a Honorable Mention for this year’s competition.

  • Paulsen Receives “Magnificent” Volunteer of the Year Award

    For the past nine years United Way of Door County has presented a community member with The Bob Stiefvater “Magnificent” Volunteer Award at their annual meeting.

  • Bradley Elected to Moravian Church Executive Board

    The Western District of the Moravian Church in North America elected Jeff Bradley of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, to serve in one of four lay positions on the Western District Executive Board during its District Synod, which was held in Appleton, Wisconsin in early April.