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.

  • NDCC Hosts Holiday Home Tour

    Northern Door Children’s Center’s Sixth Annual Holiday Home Tour ushers in the Spirit of Christmas on Thanksgiving weekend – Nov. 23 & 24. The self-guided tour features five distinct Northern Door homes, beautifully decorated for the season.

  • Wisdom Wednesday Series Features “Dealing with Holiday Stress and Depression”

    The Wisdom Wednesday program at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 28 is “Dealing with Holiday Stress and Depression,” with Dr. Luke Staudenmaier of Staudenmaier Wellness Center.

  • Women’s Fund Matching Grant Challenge Open until Dec. 31

    Every contribution and pledge sent to The Women’s Fund of Door County and received by Dec. 31 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $25,000, by the Lutsey Family Foundation.

  • Baylake Bank Sponsors Gift Program with Holiday Gift Tree

    Baylake Bank Premier Club is sponsoring a “Holiday Gift Program” designed to benefit homebound mature citizens in Door County. A group of volunteers are working in cooperation with Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Meals-on-Wheels and the Social Services Department to reach out to those in need to provide gifts and personal care items.

  • Buy a Gingerbread House to Help Build a House

    The Inn at Cedar Crossing announces a new event for charitable giving this holiday season – Buy a Gingerbread House to Help Build a House. The restaurant will sell handmade and decorated gingerbread houses, with the all the proceeds benefiting Door County Habitat for Humanity.

  • “A Celebration of Carols” Benefits Hurricane Sandy Victims

    The Sister Bay Moravian Church is holding “A Celebration of Carols” on Dec. 2 at 7 pm to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The carols will be preformed by the combined choirs of the Ephraim and Sister Bay Moravian Churches, under the direction of Sue Raye Hughes and Jendean Olson.

  • Pirates in the Harbour “Party with A Purpose”

    The Pirates in the Harbour continue to “party with a purpose” to raise money for local charitable organizations. Since the club was sanctioned as a chapter of Parrot Heads in Paradise, Inc. in October 2009, they have raised $10,000.

  • Prince of Peace Christmas Concert Features Parks, Phillips & Co.

    The Joy to the World! Dinner and Christmas Concert, featuring the Christian country band Parks, Phillips & Co., will be held on Dec. 2 at 6 pm at Prince of Peace Church.

  • Help Light the Lights in Sturgeon Bay

    The lighted winter snowflakes that bedazzle Sturgeon Bay streets from November to late February are coming soon. The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is responsible for the holiday lights, along with their partners at Sturgeon Bay Utilities and Door County Ace Hardware.

  • “Home for the Holidays” Program Offered at YMCA

    YMCA of Door County. Baylake Bank Premier Club and Ministry Door County Medical Center is sponsoring the program, “Home for the Holidays,” on Dec. 5, 9:50 – 10:50 am, at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA.

  • Katie Sikora, Door Reminder

    The Door Reminder: Six Decades of Tradition

    Lon Kopitzke gently lifts old papers from a stack that spans generations. At the bottom of the pile is the first ever issue of the Door Reminder, founded by his father John in 1947. At the top, the last issue, printed by publishing giant Gannett in 2010. Between them lies six decades of industry changes, […]

  • Len Villano, group of people

    Local Food Movement Brings Young Folks Back to the Farm

    Meg Goettleman apologizes as she breaks away from our conversation. A customer waves as she walks down the small hill behind Goettleman’s home, and now Meg has gone to greet her. She shares a big laugh with Meg, then a hug, as she approaches the small barn, inside of which the week’s treasure awaits – […]

  • Katie Sikora, Pac Van

    The Pac Van Transports Game-Goers, Carries Memories

    A gathering of green and gold clad Packers fans meet on a brisk October morning at the Sturgeon Bay home of Brian Frisque and Jen Jorns. It’s game day in Wisconsin. The Green Bay Packers, otherwise known as ‘we’ to Wisconsites, are playing the Jacksonville Jaguars at noon at Lambeau Field. Frisque loads a 15-passenger, […]

  • Len Villano, Paul Sawinski

    Bassist Paul Sowinski

    Paul Sowinski recalls seeing The Beatles when he was four or five on The Ed Sullivan Show in his childhood home in Wausau and thinking:  “Screaming women – that’s what I want.” Though “screaming women” is not the profile of most Door County live music crowds, Sowinski has made a name for himself and gathered […]

  • Katie Sikora, Ping Wu

    Ping Wu Studios

    Ping Wu’s Sister Bay photography shop is elegant yet cheerful with silver grey walls and a simple conference table. Curtains with a colorful, yellow, vintage print make the windows pop. But when you enter, your eye is immediately drawn to the wall of vibrant color wedding photographs, quintessential Door County scenes with textured backdrops of […]

  • Len Villano, Patty Degenhardt

    Patty Degenhardt

    Upon entering Patty Degenhardt’s bright, colorful gallery featuring an array of large abstract paintings, small-scale bronze sculptures, and ceramic mugs, bowls, and plates, one may assume she represents a number of artists. “I love to do it all, obviously,” she smiles. “I think there is an optimum medium for every idea you have. Sometimes I […]

  • Local Resident Helps Out in Aftermath of Sandy

    At some point in your life, you decide if you’re going to just take up space or do something good for the world. Rudy Senarighi chose to do something good.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    The month of November does not have a designated violence prevention related national campaign, so I wanted to take this opportunity to discuss an important concern which impacts the community at large.

  • Article posted Wednesday, November 7, 2012 11:49am

    Lola wants car rides! Feeling the wind on her face from the back seat is one of her most favorite things in the world. The other is her toys. Since coming in to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) four months ago, Lola has learned that squeaky toys can be heaps of fun.

  • Checks Changing Hands

    A presentation was made to Bo Johnson’s mother, Annika Johnson, at the Associated Bank in Sister Bay for the Go Bo Fund in the amount of $5,321 from Stella Maris Parish.