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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.

  • Birch Creek Schedules Work Day

    Birch Creek faculty and students have gone, signaling the end of the 2008 concert season at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center, three miles east of Egg Harbor.

  • Historical Guides Available at Peninsula State Park

    Don’t know much about history? The Friends of Peninsula State Park (FPSP) have a solution. Stop by Peninsula Headquarters or the Nature Center for a brand new historical sites guide (available September 1).

  • Gibraltar Historical Association Looks Forward and Back

    The Gibraltar Historical Association (GHA) will hold its Annual Meeting at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 9 at the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek, across from Clark Park.

  • Belgian Kermiss Celebration in Namur

    What is a Kermiss? It could be described as faith, food, fun, family and friends. To older folks who live in rural, southern Door County, mention the word Kermiss and it conjures up fond memories of yesteryear.

  • Fresh Offerings at the Settlement Farmers’ Market

    Freshly picked produce is available at the Settlement Farmers’ Market, held each Wednesday starting at 10 am until 2 or 3 pm (sellout). The Settlement Shops are located 1 mile south of downtown Fish Creek on Highway 42.

  • Dunes Hosts Pitcher’s Thistle Count

    In Wisconsin, the largest known population of Pitcher’s Thistle resides within Whitefish Bay. The true numbers of plants are unknown due to the lack of information and volunteers required to count the thistles statewide.

  • Greenprinting Project Needs Support

    A coalition of Door County citizens is making an effort to help raise awareness and funds for the Greenprinting software program developed by the National Trust for Public Land (TPL), which would help provide strategic scientific data for Door County officials charged with development decisions and conservation/resource protection.

  • Managing Shorelines along Green Bay and Lake Michigan

    Lakefront property owners battling exposed beach, shorelines and wetlands due to low water levels of Lake Michigan and Green Bay can find land management advice to protect wildlife habitat and water quality from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

  • Heeringas Named Environmentalists of the Year

    The Door County Environmental Council (DCEC) honored not one, but two, environmentalists of the year at their standing-room-only Annual Summer Program Wednesday evening in Baileys Harbor.

  • YMCA Adds Duathlon to Annual Labor Day Run

    Runners get ready! Mark your calendars for the YMCA’s seventh Annual Labor Day Weekend Run on August 30. The annual 5k Run/Walk and quarter-mile children’s race has added a new event to the slate this year.

  • Peninsula Preschool Offers Packer Club Seats

    Peninsula Preschool is raffling two outdoor club level seats for the Green Bay Packers entire slate of eight regular season home games. Raffle tickets are just $25 and only 600 will be sold.

  • Ridges Sanctuary Honors Volunteers of the Year

    The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin’s oldest nonprofit nature preserve, honored two of its long-time members as Volunteers of the Year Sunday, Aug.

  • Door County Photo Contest Deadline Approaches

    The fourth annual Door County Photo Contest entry deadline is rapidly approaching. This contest started in 2005 and has been a popular show with the photos on display at the Blue Horse Bistro & Espresso in Fish Creek from mid-September until the end of October.

  • Merlins Rescued at Peninsula State Park

    Recently, Jason Wilke, Peninsula State Park’s Invasive Species Coordinator, followed up on a visitor’s report of two grounded nestlings at Blossomburg Cemetery.

  • The Cupboards Are Bare

    HELP’s supply of personal care items is running very low and the United Way of Door County is asking everyone to do what they can to help re-build the inventory.

  • Hardy Hosts Panel Discussion

    The Francis Hardy Center for the Arts (FHCA), a non-profit arts organization in Ephraim, recently announced that they are organizing a panel discussion scheduled for Saturday, Sept.

  • Ephraim Library Surveys Patrons

    Last fall, the Ephraim Library received a generous grant award from the Martha and Philip Cherry Estate. To use the funds in the best way possible, the Ephraim Library Committee is sending an user-friendly survey to all box holders in Ephraim when the village population is at its highest.

  • League Clarifies Voter Registration Project Misunderstandings

    The League of Women Voters of Door County wishes to clarify any misunderstandings that may have occurred regarding their current project of conducting Voter Registration drives throughout the county.

  • Candidate Bies Withdraws from Forum

    The League of Women Voters of Door and Kewaunee Counties regret to announce that on August 13 incumbent Garey Bies, the Republican candidate for the 1st Assembly district, withdrew his agreement to participate in the Candidates’ Forum on August 26.

  • Jorns Family History Featured in Presentation

    The next presentation of the Jacksonport Historical Society will be given on Wednesday, August 27 at 7 pm at the Jacksonport Town Hall on Highway V. Jeanne (Simon) Warwick will be the presenter.