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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.

  • Rural Development Sets Community Office Days

    A USDA Rural Development representative will be in Door County to provide information about the many loan and grant programs that are available to Wisconsin’s residents, communities and businesses.

  • Door County Library Contributes Significantly to Economy

    Wisconsin public libraries contribute more than $4 for every dollar taxpayers invest, according to an economic impact research report produced by NorthStar Economics Inc.

  • Door County Golf Association Scholarships Awarded

    The Door County Golf Association awarded four scholarships to local high school student golfers. Cameron Fuller from Sevastopol High School and Kyle Trelka from Sturgeon Bay High School each received a $1,000 scholarship.

  • Baeb Opens First Campaign Office in Sturgeon Bay

    Christopher Baeb, candidate for Wisconsin Assembly, has recently opened his first campaign office in Sturgeon Bay. The office is located at 82 South Third Avenue, inside the Insurance Center of Sturgeon Bay.

  • Creative Concrete: Poetry in Non-Motion

    “Boredom, really, is what started it all,” he says with a laugh. “Sheer boredom.” This is how Dylan Lauger, founder, owner and operator of Lauger Concrete of Sturgeon Bay, answers the question that everyone asks. Well-known for high quality, dependable, utilitarian flat work (that’s insider-speak for what we laypeople think of as concrete:  gray sidewalks, […]

  • The Cottage: Everything Old is New Again

    Cottage and home rentals, and the traditions that surround them, still abound in Door County. The old adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” is true of many things in Door County, but is especially true about the history of cottage and vacation home rentals on the peninsula. Around the end […]

  • Ingert & Al

    I call Al and Ingert at home to set up an interview. Al answers, saying simply, “Al Johnson” – as always, no “hello,” nothing at all prefacing his name, his tone making you wonder if you’ve somehow already irritated him. (Which, maybe, you have:  he doesn’t like interruptions and he prefers dealing with people face-to-face […]

  • Pioneer Store, Dan Eggert

    The Center of Life in Ellison Bay

    The sign above the front porch has read Pioneer Store for 40 years, but if you ask almost any resident of Ellison Bay if you could find a needed item at Ruckert’s, they’d know just what you meant. And the answer would likely be “yes” – whether you were referring to the store of 2008 […]

  • In Memoriam: Paul Sills

    Founder of Second City influenced actors for generations and made a special, lasting impact in Door County.

  • Personal Care Items Needed for United Way of Door County

    HELP of Door County is one of the 39 programs that United Way of Door County is funding in 2008. Among its many services, HELP of Door County provides emergency shelter to victims of domestic abuse.

  • Michigan Non-Profit Offers Golfing Events

    Go Fore Golf, a Michigan non-profit organization, believes golf is more than just a game. To spread the word about this philosophy, they presented golf workshops to individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities at Gibraltar Area Schools, Paragon Community Services, and Sunshine House in the end of May.

  • Volunteer Meeting for Tug Tours

    The Door County Maritime Museum is currently in the final planning stages to relocate the tug John Purves in front of the Sturgeon Bay museum and is coordinating regular tours of the historic vessel.

  • Representative Bies Announces Campaign for Re-Election

    State Representative Garey Bies has announced that he will be seeking re-election to the First Assembly District. “I am very pleased to be announcing my candidacy for re-election to the Wisconsin Assembly for another term,” said Bies.

  • Workforce Housing In Our Backyard

    A number of reports indicate that working people and their families have a difficult time finding affordable housing in Door County, a place dominated by tourism.

  • Dedication Scheduled for New UU Fellowship Building

    Members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) will celebrate their move to a larger facility in Ephraim on June 22.

  • Win Packer Club Seats

    Peninsula Preschool has the best tickets in town! Two outdoor club level seats for the Green Bay Packers 2008-2009 regular season – all eight games – are the prize for the preschool’s fundraiser.

  • Annual Sand Box Fill

    The Sturgeon Bay Jaycees are providing a service to the community to have quality play sand delivered to homes and businesses. Sand is available in six cubic ft.

  • Parade of Ponds Benefits Family Centers

    On Saturday, June 28, Door County will be alive with visitors streaming into the well-manicured yards of homeowners throughout the county as Waterscape Designs of Forestville presents the 3rd Annual Parade of Ponds, with major sponsorship by Baylake Bank and the Mission Grille.

  • The Boys and Girls Club Hosts Wine and Cheese Party

    On Friday, July 11, the Jim Larsen Boys and Girls Club is hosting a Wine and Cheese Party, “The Grape Escape,” at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay from 5:30 – 9 pm.

  • HELP of Door County’s Private Reserve

    On Monday June 23, HELP of Door County will host its second annual Private Reserve Wine Tasting Benefit at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor. The wine tasting has become HELP’s primary fundraising event, featuring eight wine wholesalers pouring over 60 different wines.