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.

  • A Story in the Floorboards

    In 2003, Robert and Trish Kubala were a typical couple:  newly married, expecting their first child, and looking for a home to raise their family. What happened as a result of that search, however, was anything but typical. Robert and Trish were not looking for a standard, turn-key starter home. They were looking for a […]

  • Drawing Lines: Door County’s Geographic Rivalries

    Baileys Harbor vs. Sister Bay. Southern Door vs. Sturgeon Bay. North vs. South. The rivalries that influence Door County relationships.

  • Speaking of Soul

    The remarkable songwriter/performer Ruthie Foster will be making her way to the Door Community Auditorium on July 22nd as part of their 20th Anniversary Main Stage Season. With two Blues Music Awards under her belt, as well as a Grammy Nomination for her record The Truth According to Ruthie Foster, the artist will once again […]

  • In Pursuit of the Catch

    As The Karen rumbles out from the Henriksen Fisheries dock into Lake Michigan, the late spring sky is beginning to brighten, the air fresh, the water a mirror, but the sun is sleeping in. “I tell my crew that tourists pay lots of money to see something like this,” Charlie Henriksen says. But the crew, […]

  • The Love of Nature, a Way of Life

    You have a problem:  song birds kamikaze into your front window. What do you do? Chances are you call Roy and Charlotte Lukes for the answer:  suspend over your window a string with a few turkey feathers tied at intervals. It works. Roy and Charlotte are the go-to couple for people in Door County who […]

  • Chief Roy Oshkosh: Door County’s Unlikely Ambassador

    Sounds of pounding bare feet, drum beats, and the crackling of a bonfire all speak of an era of Door County tradition gone by, but the experience, and the man behind it, are not forgotten. Chief Oshkosh’s powwows in Egg Harbor are one of the most memorable traditions for those who can recall the peninsula […]

  • Women’s Fund of Door County Hosts Fundraiser Luncheon

    • The Women’s Fund of Door County will host the 2011 Celebrate Women! luncheon on August 24 from 11 am – 1 pm at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Article posted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 11:32am

    Mulligan, Hannigan, Gilligan, Finnigan, Sullivan, and Hooligan, are seven-week-old brothers and sister. They are full of that lively curiosity that makes kittens the amusing companions.

  • Cyber Stalking

    Chat rooms, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, text messages, email, Craigslist, blogs, YouTube, and discussion forums may be an innocuous form of communication for some, a way of business for others, or for some – something that you have no idea what I’m talking about.

  • Door County YMCA Exceeds Campaign Goal

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  • Article posted Wednesday, June 22, 2011 11:20am

    This week the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is highlighting two of the more than 120 cats currently at the shelter. Bagee has come to the Humane Society as a surrender from Sturgeon Bay.

  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Breaks Ground

    June 5, the clergy and congregation at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay joined together after morning service for a groundbreaking service and ceremony in the church grounds.

  • Sevastopol Scholarship Winners

    The Jacksonport Advancement Corporation awarded scholarships to eight Sevastopol Students in May.

  • Maifest Parade Winners

    (Left to right) Quentin Levitte, David Burke, and Dave Fish of Grizzly Scenic Air Tours in Ephraim were the winners of the Door County Visitor’s Bureau “Best Business Entry” in the Jacksonport Maifest Parade.

  • Volunteer Voices

    I don’t think that Niles Weborg ever really thought of himself as an aspiring actor, but this past May, that’s exactly what he became when he took on the role of “Ole Larsen” in the Ephraim Historical Foundation’s first “cemetery walk,” a historical, living walk through Ephraim’s past.

  • Jonathan Conjurske of Door County Awarded Scholarship by PMF

    • The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) has selected Jonathan Conjurske, a senior at Southern Door High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. Conjurske will be attending the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in the fall.

  • Sevastopol’s One Room School

    The Door County Historical Museum is still on its quest to gather information and photos about all of Door County’s one-room schools. Pictured here is the Hilltop School building (one of eight schools formerly located in the Town of Sevastopol), which is still located on the northwest corner of Whitefish Bay Road and Bluff Drive, though it is in poor condition and surrounded by poison ivy and grapevines.

  • Bartoszek Awarded Education Grant

    The P.E.O. Sisterhood awarded a Program for Continuing Education grant to Michelle J. Bartoszek. Chapter EE of the philanthropic, educational organization proposed Bartoszek for this grant.

  • Plaque Recognizes 100 Years of Peninsula State Park

    Park maintenance staff Eric Harabes, Roger Pronschinseke and Ben Wild pose by the newly installed bronze plaque that commemorates Peninsula State Park’s status as a “centennial park.”

  • Article posted Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:07pm

    Olga is a déjà vu kitty; she was first surrendered to the Humane Society in 2006 and adopted through our PetSmart satellite facility in February 2007.