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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.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:33am

    Old and wise is William, but then there’s young and curious Whisper. Cats at the shelter run the gamut in age and temperament so no matter the tempo of the household, the perfect match can be made.

  • Burly Beard Smackdown

    Participants in the Burly Beard Smackdown gathered for the first in a series of four photos documenting the men’s hair growth throughout this year’s United Way of Door County campaign.

  • Firefighters in Training

    The Gibraltar Fire Department met recently at the Sister Bay Station for a training meeting. Firefighter Jennifer Merkel changed fittings on the intake of Engine 8 to hook to a hydrant, while Caleb Whitney looks on.

  • Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Volunteer of the Year Nominees Sought

    The Sister Bay Advancement Association is looking for Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Volunteer of the Year award nominees. “We live in a small community that relies heavily on volunteers,” said Carol Clikeman, president of the SBAA.

  • YMCA Provides Fall Prevention and Cancer Recovery Classes

    The Door County YMCA launches a Fall Prevention Class, and continues their Cancer Recovery Class. Stepping On is a community-based program aimed at building confidence to reduce and/or eliminate falls.

  • CHIPS Cover “Diseases of the Blood”

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs (CHIPS) with the latest series of presentations covering “Diseases of the Blood.”

  • Egg Harbor Historical Society Holds Annual Meeting at Door Peninsula Winery

    On Sept. 20, the Egg Harbor Historical Society will hold the annual meeting to review the last year and discuss plans for next year. The evening begins in Carlsville at 5 pm with a tour of Door Peninsula Winery and a social and dinner follows at Bistro 42.

  • New Requirements for Fall Fest Parade

    2012 marks Sister Bay’s 100th anniversary celebration, and the celebration continues during the Fall Fest parade on Oct. 13 at 11 am. New for this year, registration is required to enter a float in the parade, and there will be a theme – “100 Years of Sister Bay.”

  • FOPPI Funds Plum Island Restoration

    The Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) is funding the restoration of the Plum Island Live-Saving Station. An 1896 structure, the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is the only surviving Duluth-type life-saving station on the Great Lakes.

  • Landmark Resort Hosts Lunch for Women’s Connection of Door County

    Women’s Connection of Door County will hold a lunch with a presentation of “Laugh With Ripple Effect” at the Landmark Resort State Room from 12:30 – 2 pm.

  • Red Cross Lends Support to Gulf Coast

    The Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Red Cross recently deployed 15 trained disaster response volunteers and an Emergency Response Vehicle to the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.

  • Alzheimer’s Program Offered at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church

    On Sept. 13 at 6:30 pm, the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Wellness Committee will host the health program, “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Len Villano, Baileys Harbor Town Hall

    Michael McArdle: Baileys Harbor’s Benefactor

    He was Baileys Harbor’s own Horatio Alger character – the fifth of eight children of Irish immigrants James and Anne Fegan McArdle, born in 1874 in a modest frame house south of the village, who rose to the presidency of a national corporation. Michael McArdle earned the equivalent of a high school diploma at 15 […]

  • Katie Sikora

    Holistic Medicine

    I’m not afraid of needles. Still, when I lay back on the table and saw the fleet of sharp shiny tools, I wasn’t thrilled. Whoever discovered that pushing needles into his body was therapeutic must have been nuts. Nuts, but right. So began my first acupuncture treatment. I had met with Alison Beadell of Wood […]

  • Len Villano, Shawn Peterson

    Karen and Shawn Peterson

    We both wanted to return to Door County,” Karen Peterson said. “It’s a great place to work”…and a great place to live. Karen Carlson and Shawn Peterson grew up in Sturgeon Bay but did not become a couple until after college at University of Wisconsin – Stout. When they decided to put down roots in […]

  • Len Villano, Dale Graf

    Polka Man Dale Graf

    Back in the day, I’d say 80 percent of the men who lived around here could play,” says Dale Graf of the accordion. Graf, who grew up in Jacksonport, goes on, “The mothers would want the kids out of the kitchen, and would say ‘You’re in my way, go out and practice your accordion.’ That’s […]

  • Len Villano, Kim Baudhuin

    Tastes of a Belgian Settlement

    Jim Baudhuin has lived in the same home for most of his 76 years. He milks his cattle, waters his garden and occasionally entertains tour groups that spill out of busses parked on the side of County Road DK. Since Baudhuin’s farm was named a historic place and adorned with a small plaque, many visitors […]

  • Preparation Pays Off for Boys and Girls Club

    On August 17, members of the Boys and Girls Club of Door County ran seven lemonade stands throughout Sturgeon Bay. Since June, members (ages 6 to 12) planned and practiced for the lemonade stands during the club’s summer program.

  • YMCA Offers Free Days for Families in September

    In September, which is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the Door County YMCA will be open to families free of charge in order to promote fitness and physical activity for the whole family.

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church Sponsors Electronics Recycling Fundraiser

    On Sept. 8, Immanuel Lutheran Church Outreach Program is sponsoring an electronics recycling fundraiser. Check basements, storage areas, and garages for items no longer needed or wanted.