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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.

  • Legally Speaking

    Child support is defined as money paid by a parent for the financial support of a minor child. It may include medical, dental and educational expenses.

  • Snowmobile Safety Class Produces 27 Graduates

    The recent graduates and instructors from the DNR Snowmobile Safety class that was taught at the Sister Bay Fire Station are pictured. The class taught the students safe and responsible snowmobiling, including discussions on the role that speed, alcohol use and night riding play in the cause of most accidents.

  • Musical Excellence Rewarded by the Lions

    The Sister Bay Lions Club recently presented a check in the amount of $3,000 to the Gibraltar Music Boosters Club. The money will go toward preserving the excellence in the music-related activities at the school.

  • Doorie Makes a Visit

    Preschoolers from Sunset School in Sturgeon Bay recently visited with “Doorie” the adorable bulldog and Carrie Counihan, Director of the Door County Humane Society.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    If you want a gentle companion, CLAUDIA is the girl for you. She is a female Husky mix approximately four years old. Spayed and house trained, Claudia loves to go for walks and will always be quietly by your side, but she is not an outside dog.

  • Domestic Violence Cost 67 Lives in 2006-07

    In September 2008, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) published a report detailing the 67 lives claimed by domestic violence in 2006-2007.

  • Door County Community News

    • DCMH Auxiliary will be offering scholarships to high school seniors, Door County Memorial Hospital (DCMH) employees and other Door County residents who are currently studying in a medical field.

  • Farewell to a Good Neighbor: George Erickson dies at 85

    George Erickson was laid to rest yesterday. He was not a man I knew well. George was a guidance counselor at Gibraltar, where I and five siblings all went to school, though he was retired by the time I entered 3rd grade. I don’t recall meeting him growing up, just seeing him in the halls […]

  • Door County Community Notes

    • Governor Jim Doyle has approved grants for projects that will enhance local transportation options for citizens with disabilities. The grants, totaling $1,415,922, will support new public transportation services and alternatives for individuals with disabilities, and will promote coordination between specialized and public transportation statewide. United Way of Door County, on behalf of Door-Tran Inc., […]

  • Door County Community News: Teaching Tomorrow’s Leaders

    The leaders of tomorrow need to be developed today. That’s why several peninsula organizations are teaming up to help potential young leaders develop their leadership skills.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    KRAMER is a gorgeous male Coonhound, two to four years old. He had pins in his front left leg to repair a break but is ready for a new home now. Smart as a whip, Kramer will be an engaging and intriguing companion dog.

  • Gibraltar Basketball

  • Door County Community News and Notes

    A quick look at the organizations and people making news and making a difference around the Door peninsula.

  • Door County Community News: Transportation

    Door-Tran has introduced half-price transportation vouchers, another step toward improving public transportation in Door County. The organization – which was implemented through the Door County Transportation Consortium whose vision is of a self-sustaining, community driven affordable, available, and accessible transportation system for Door County – recently expanded its transportation information and referral communication center to include free car pool matching services.

  • Door County Community Quick Notes

    • Locally, Door County Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $64,350, or 65 percent of the funds necessary, to build another home in 2009 through the alliance between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. This home will be built by area volunteers, of whom at least one-half will be Lutheran and one-fourth […]

  • Current Economic Hardship Affects Domestic Abuse Victims

    Intimate partner violence is more likely to occur when couples experience financial stress.

  • Door County Community News: Ski Swap at Sevastopol

    The Sevastopol Ski Swap sponsored by the Sevastopol Outdoor Physical Education Department will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8:30 am – noon at Sevastopol Elementary School.

  • Door County Community News Updates

    • The Door County Community Foundation’s 2009 Scholarship Applications are now available on the Community Foundation’s Web site and at the guidance offices of local high schools. Many of the community foundation’s scholarships are administered in partnership with Door County schools and decisions as to the recipients are made by school professionals. However, there are […]

  • Door County Community News: Richter CD Available

    Ephraim’s Don Richter has spent nearly his entire life playing, teaching, and sharing the joy of music. From piano lessons at age seven, to Carnegie Hall and eventually to Door County, his hands have created musical memories.

  • Door County Community News and Notes

    • Join the Door County League of Women Voters for an informational roundtable discussion on Friday, Dec. 12 at 11:30 am at the Inn at Cedar Crossing on the proposed Storm Water Runoff Ordinance. Greg Coulthurst of the Soil & Water Conservation Department will be on hand to facilitate the conversation and provide county residents […]