Category: Community

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.

  • 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.

  • Local Boy Scouts Earn Highest Honor

    Reaching the rank of Eagle Scout is a Boy Scout’s way of reaching for the stars. Four members of Boy Scout Troup 1120 reached their goal and were recognized for their achievements in their Eagle projects, as well as their overall achievements in Boy Scouts and life, on Sunday March 1, 2008 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • The Seanchaí: Jack Moneypenny

    Spring is fighting to make its entrance as Jack Moneypenny looks out his office window at the Door County Visitor Bureau. He, along with the nearly 1,000 business owners who belong to the DCVB, is anxious for the new season to begin. Having arrived at his new post as President and CEO in mid-October of […]

  • Bosman and Carlson Selected for Badger Girls and Boys State

    Andrea Bosman and Nicolai Carlson will represent the Gibraltar High School community at Badger Girls and Badger Boys State this summer. Billy Weiss of Post #527 is proud to sponsor these two fine young students from our community.

  • Building Tradition: Door County Churches

    It’s a frosty Sunday morning in March and I’ve found myself standing in silence in front of a building I’ve passed by hundreds of times in my life. It’s eerily silent for downtown Fish Creek, and the only sound I hear is the lake wind screeching off the ice and swirling down Main Street from […]

  • Earl Willems, Sister Bay Bowl

    The Final Frame: Earl Willems of Sister Bay Bowl Dies at 87

    The “Old Guard” gets a man smaller.

  • Ray Featured in Runner’s World

    Ellison Bay’s Wendi Ray, busy preparing for the United States Olympic Trials in Boston April 20, was featured in the May issue of Runner’s World magazine.

  • The Door County Half Marathon

    The allure of a course centered in beautiful Peninsula State Park and the cool spring temperatures typical in early May are attracting hundreds of runners to participate in the first annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k on Saturday, May 3.

  • Wellness Center Adds Sexual Assault Exams to Services

    Nurse Practitioner Nicole L’Heureux MSN, APNP, recently completed the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) course, making her the second SANE clinician in Door County and at the Wellness Center of Door County to provide this service for victims of sexual assault in our community.

  • Supplying Our Troops

    Recently, Liberty Grove VFW Post 8337 sent 70 bed sheets to troops in Iraq after being told of the need by John Mahoney whose grandson is serving in Iraq.

  • Health and Wellness Ministry Receives Grant

    The Wisconsin P. E. O. H.E.L.P. Fund, Inc. (Helping Everyone Live Purposely) has awarded a grant for $1,022 to the Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.

  • Master Gardening Presentation at Crossroads

    The Door County Master Gardeners’ Association will host a free public gardening program on April 22 at the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek beginning at 7 pm.

  • Packer Coach Speaks at Sport Night

    On March 31, 2008, the Sister Bay Lions held their 30th annual Sport Night for local youth organizations. Invited guests included Scoutmasters and members of Cub Scout Troop 4120, Boy Scout Troop 1120, local Eagle Scouts and Coaches and members of the NorDoor Youth Football program.