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.

  • Spitting for Charity

    (Left to right) BJ Cassidy, Women’s Fund of Door County; Carrie Counihan, Door County Humane Society; Ann Birnschein, American Folklore Theatre; and Kate Leroy, The Ridges Sanctuary participated in Orchard Country Winery & Market’s semi-annual Cherry Pit Spit Competition on Feb. 2.

  • Checks Changing Hands

    (Left to right) Bill Forry, representing Amvets Post 51 of Sturgeon Bay, presents a check for $630 to Chairman Joe Heilman of the Door County Veterans Service Council.

  • Making Smiles Brighter

    Dr. Tyler Hubbard (right) with assistance from Marci Fort (left) performs an in-office dental procedure on a young patient during this year’s Give Kids A Smile Day, held Feb. 1, at the Door County Dental Care office in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Committee Forms to Generate Support for Southern Door Referendum

    The YES for Southern Door Students Committee met on Feb. 9 to initiate its grassroots campaign in support of the April 2 school referendum. The referendum will ask the District’s taxpayers if the revenues included in the School District’s budget may exceed the revenue limit on a non-recurring basis by $700,000 for the 2013-14 school year, $1,070,000 for 2014-15 and $1,310,000 for 2015-16.

  • Gibraltar Schools Celebrate Spanish Literacy

    The Friends of Gibraltar, the Gibraltar Spanish Department, the Door Community Auditorium and the Gibraltar Cafeteria have teamed up to celebrate Spanish Literacy at Gibraltar Schools by hosting a taco dinner with live salsa music on Feb. 15.

  • FSA Offers Microloans

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) now offers a Microloan designed to help farmers and ranchers with credit needs of $35,000 or less.

  • Third Avenue Business Association Hosts “Heart of Sturgeon Bay” Donation Drive

    In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Third Avenue Business Association, in cooperation with Ministry Door County Medical Center, will collect donations for the “Heart of Sturgeon Bay” donation drive.

  • Community Foundation Currently Accepts Applications for Sustainability Grants

    The Door County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from local charities for Sustainability Grants. Sustainability grants help pay the salary of a case manager working with troubled teens, buy music stands for a local performing arts group, install piping to bring water to a community garden, and pay teachers to help with math and reading instruction during the summer.

  • Coastal Byway Committee to Review Enhancement Projects

    The Door County Coastal Byway committee will review applications by local organizations for projects to enhance traveler experience along the State Scenic Byway corridor.

  • Changes at WEP, Inc.

    WEP, Inc. is proud to announce their newly revamped website is now online at Other changes at WEP, Inc. include the current CEO Mavis Arnold will retire in March, and her position will need to be filled.

  • MDCMC Auxiliary Accepts Applications

    Ministry Door County Medical Center Auxiliary are offering scholarships to high school seniors who are planning a career in the health care field, to MDCMC employees who are in a health care field or are planning a career in the health care field and Door County residents who are currently studying in a health career field.

  • Pam Abshire Wants a Say in Sister Bay

    Pam Abshire, postal clerk at the Sister Bay Village post office, will be a write in candidate for Sister Bay Village Trustee in the upcoming spring election.

  • Annual Heart-y Breakfast Benefits Gibraltar Destination ImagiNation Team

    The Sister Bay Moravian Church heartily invites the community to the Annual Heart-y Breakfast on Feb. 16, 8 – 10:30 am. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, fried potatoes, corned beef hash, cereal, muffins, grapefruit, juice, coffee and milk will be served for $8/adults and $4/children 6 – 12 (the family maximum is $24).

  • Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation Receives Grant

    The Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation recently received a grant of $1,500 from the Historic Preservation Fund and the Clifford and Clara Herlache Foundation of the Door County Community Foundation.

  • “Gifts from the Heart” Bidding Begins Feb. 25

    “Gifts from the Heart,” a silent auction fundraiser to benefit Scandia Village’s Capital Campaign, will be held until March 1 at 2 pm. This silent auction features unique specialties and services such as: a homemade Italian dinner, guitar lessons, therapeutic massages, afternoon tea parties, spring cleaning & painting services, appetizer parties, and more.

  • Upcoming Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Support Groups at Golden LivingCenter-Dorchester

    An Alzheimer’s/dementia care support group meets from 4 to 5 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Golden LivingCenter (GLC)-Dorchester. Family members and caregivers of people with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease do not need to have a loved one at GLC-Dorchester to attend.

  • Nicole Dersé Discusses Heart Health and Nutrition at Greens N Grains

    Nicole Dersé, CNC, Functional Medicine Clinician and Certified Nutritionist at the Center for Optimal Health in Sturgeon Bay will hold an afternoon discussion at Greens N Grains Natural Food Store in Egg Harbor on Feb. 21 at 1 pm.

  • Family Centers of Door County to Distribute Cold Weather Clothes

    The Family Centers of Door County are joining forces with Vista to distribute cold weather clothing items to Door County residents in need. Vista completed a successful Cold Weather Clothing Drive on Feb. 4 thanks to the generosity of Door County communities.

  • Neighbor-to-Neighbor Announces 2012 Community Impact

    1,079 individuals benefited from services provided by Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers in 2012. Door County residents saved more than $400,000 in medical expenses by utilizing the organization’s services and 113 volunteers donated 3,983 hours for the organization.

  • Nominations Sought for 11th Annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration

    In celebration of 20 years of service to the Door County Community, the Volunteer Center is pleased to announce the 11th annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration presented by Ministry Door County Medical Center.