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.

  • Article posted Tuesday, November 25, 2008 12:59pm

    Laurel Jessup Benefit Concert and Silent Auction On Sunday, December 7, a Benefit Concert and Silent Auction will be held for Door County resident Laurel Jessup, who was hit by an uninsured drunk driver in mid-September on the Ellison Bay hill.

  • Jessup Benefit Concert Dec. 7

    On Sunday, Dec. 7, a Benefit Concert and Silent Auction will be held for Door County resident Laurel Jessup, who was hit by an uninsured drunk driver in mid-September on the Ellison Bay hill. Laurel, a graduate of Gibraltar High School and Northland College, has been recovering at home from injuries for the past two […]

  • Toys for Tots is Back

    This year, the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek has been designated a drop-off location for Toys for Tots which collects new, unwrapped toys, games, and books for children who might not otherwise have a merry holiday.

  • The Rocks of Door County: Building with Native Stone

    Anyone visiting the Door Peninsula for the first time is certain to be struck by the multitude of stone fences separating the fields. These often-massive structures, in terms of width, are as much a testament to the difficulties faced by farmers as they are to the notoriously limited topsoil available in much of the county. […]

  • Open Mic Scene

    Door County’s emergence as a national arts destination is no secret and, thanks in part to the attention generated by Sturgeon Bay’s annual Steel Bridge Songfest, music shares the arts spotlight during the busy summer months. But what about when winter arrives and most of Door County seems to shut down? I sat down with […]

  • On Call, On the Edge: Fighting Fire in the Door

    “When you’re entering atmospheres that are in excess of 1,000 degrees, you’re living life on the edge,” Caleb Whitney says wryly about his job as a firefighter and company officer for the Baileys Harbor Fire Department. Indeed, the firefighters of northern Door County live on many “edges” simultaneously, straddling the lines between fire and water, […]

  • Local Entrepreneur: Kim Jensen

    For most restaurateurs, operating one restaurant successfully proves challenging to  even the most driven and talented of owners. For Kim Jensen, running three restaurants, a bakery and a catering business seems to be the most logical thing in the world. She is genuinely puzzled when people inevitably question:  “What possesses you to do this?” Perhaps […]

  • Quarry House Revisited: An Update on the Project a Year Later

    In Door County Living’s fall 2007 issue, I wrote an article about what most people have nicknamed “The Quarry House.” Located on Spring Road in Fish Creek, the house stands in the center of a large, former rock quarry. Owners Mitch and Mary Heinrichs painstakingly created their dream retirement home by drawing up their own […]

  • Strengthening Security One Backpack at a Time: Door County man soldiers on in Afganistan

    It’s been more than seven years since the United States launched Operation Enduring Freedom and invaded Afghanistan in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept.

  • Door County Community Notes

    Community notes from around the Door.

  • Door County Community News: Holiday Home Tour Returns

    Treat yourself to an early Door County Christmas this Thanksgiving weekend as Northern Door Children’s Center hosts its Third Annual Holiday Home Tour.

  • Door County Community News: Car Pool Matching Available

    With fuel costs fluctuating, car pooling with one other person, three days per week, can save over $4,000 per year. Without car pooling, a 30 mile, one-way commute traveling five days per week costs approximately $8,775.

  • Sturgeon Bay Community News: West Fest A Success

    The first annual West Fest took place Saturday, October 25 on Sturgeon Bay’s west side and was quite a roundup with all kinds of cowboys, Mohican dancers, classic cars, donkey wagon rides, chili tasting…even a tug fest at the Maritime Museum.

  • Door County Community News: Free YMCA Memberships for Military Personnel and Families

    The Door County YMCA is participating in a YMCA Military Outreach Initiative launched by the YMCA of the USA, the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, to provide YMCA memberships to families through their Military OneSource Program.

  • Door County Community News: FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Cards Save Money

    Since August, when United Way of Door County began distributing the cards, nearly $14,000 has been saved by Door County residents at all of the county pharmacies.

  • Be a Star in the Eyes of Your Children

    The Family Centers of Door County are pleased to offer the STAR (Striving Toward Awesome Relationships) Parenting Program. STAR Parenting is a means for families to care for themselves and improve their parenting skills while networking with other families.

  • Door County Community News: Packer Party Fundraiser

    On Nov. 9, St. John Bosco Catholic School is hosting a “Packer Party” fundraiser. The parents’ association of the school is hosting the event in the St.

  • Northern Door Holiday Home Tour

    On Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 and 29, get into the holiday spirit with the third Annual Holiday Home Tour! Five festively decorated homes in Northern Door, plus a scrumptious Bake Shoppe stop at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor (Saturday only, no ticket required), are part of this year’s tour.

  • Art, Food, Drink, Music and Fun

    Habitat for Humanity is hosting a just for fun event – Hands On Habitat. The gathering will be held at Hands On Art Studio on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm.

  • Door County Community News: Donations and Volunteers Sought for the Children’s Christmas Stores

    The Family Centers of Door County are currently seeking donations of items for the annual Children’s Christmas Stores. In the past, area retailers and individuals have donated new items for the stores that allow children ages 2 – 12 to purchase holiday gifts for their family at lower than retail prices.