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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.

  • Passport Fair Held in Sister Bay

    The Sister Bay Post Office will be holding a Passport Fair on Monday, April 7 from 10 am – 7 pm. This event will make it easy to submit your passport application.

  • LWV Roundtable Addresses Great Lakes Compact

    The Great Lakes are one of the natural wonders of the world, the source of 20 percent of the world’s fresh water, and the only freshwater system of its kind.

  • April Topic Set for Going Garbage’s 2008 Environmental Speaker Series

    Nothing says spring quite like…composting? Going Garbage & Recycling Inc of Sister Bay delves into composting for its April environmental speaker series lecture.

  • Going Garbage & Recycling Implements “Go Run & Recycle” Initiative

    Since the announcement of the Door County Half-Marathon last fall, runners from Door County and beyond have been running their soles out – literally – on treadmills, tracks, and roads, preparing for this challenging 13.

  • There’s Something Fishy at the Jaycee Hall

    The Jim Larsen Boys & Girls Club of Door County will hold a Spring Fish Fry and Pasta Dinner on Friday, April 4, 2008, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at the Jaycee Club, 340 Jaycee Court, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Citizen Input Sessions to Define Access to Stewardship Lands

    A new stewardship access rule is the subject of public input sessions scheduled for early April. Hosted by the Natural Resources Board Stewardship subcommittee and the Department of Natural Resources, the meeting that addresses the Door County region will begin at 6 pm on April 8, 2008 and will be held at the Northeast Region Headquarters, Lake Michigan Community Conference Room, 2984 Shawano Ave, Green Bay.

  • Veterans Honored for Years of Service

    (Left to right) Clyde Casperson, Henry Eckert, whom are both charter members, and Commander Tom Kowalski of the American Legion Post 527, Sister Bay. Commander Kowalski presented Eckert with a plaque for 60 years in the American Legion at the organization’s Christmas Party.

  • Knitting for Peace

    Inspired by a book written by Betty Christiansen titled Knitting for Peace, Judy Roy, a Baileys Harbor resident who is seldom seen without her knitting, said to herself, “I can do that!” So Judy volunteered to teach a Clearing Winter Program class, knitting all wool sweaters for children in Russia and other eastern European orphanages.

  • United Way of Door County Accepting Applications

    If your organization offers programs that meet human service needs in our community, the United Way of Door County is now accepting applications to grant funds.

  • USDA Rural Development Offers Low Interest Home Repair Loans

    Frank Frassetto, State Director of the USDA Rural Development, reminds Wisconsin’s rural citizens that now is a good time to evaluate the condition of their homes and take action to make needed repairs to avoid potential hazards.

  • $300,000 in Grant Funds to Help Dairy Processors

    It was recently announced that $300,000 in grant funds is available over the next year to help dairy processors create and sell more products. The first cycle of the Value Added Dairy Initiative Dairy Processor Grant program began April 1 and applications are due May 30.

  • Door County YMCA Announces Winners of Hometown Heroes Essay Contest

    Who is your Hometown Hero? If you’ve happened to walk the hallways of the Door County YMCA recently you will see there are many different answers to that exact question.

  • Peninsula Music Festival Accepting Applications for College Scholarship

    The Peninsula Music Festival is now accepting applications for its annual college scholarship. This three year, $1,000 per year, scholarship is to be awarded each year to a graduating senior who desires to further his or her education in music.

  • Peninsula Music Festival Announces Internship Openings

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) currently has two internship positions open for the 2008 Season. PMF utilizes interns each year during the summer season.

  • Pancakes for Pets Fundraiser at Al Johnson’s

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) will once again be hosting their Pancakes for Pets fundraiser at Al Johnson’s Restaurant in Sister Bay Monday, March 31 – Friday, April 4.

  • Glossy Buckthorn Demonstration Work Party

    Join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes and the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) on Tuesday March 25 from 1 – 3 pm as they tackle the glossy buckthorn menace at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

  • Family Centers Present Parent Workshops

    Dr. Thomas Phelan, PhD, an internationally renowned expert, lecturer, and founder of ParentMagic, Inc. will be conducting two educational workshops for parents, grand parents, care givers, child care providers, teachers and community professionals on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

  • MS Fundraiser Nets over $15,000

    The Neighborhood Pub & Grill and Young Automotive, Inc, are delighted to announce that during their February fundraising efforts for the MS Society, they raised a combined total of $1,858 to add to the total efforts raised by Paul Stoltman of The Neighborhood Pub.

  • Friends of Peninsula State Park Announce Internship

    Peninsula State Park is accepting applications for a 2008 summer internship. The position involves a stipend of up to $1,200. This Invasive Species Intern will monitor and control garlic mustard and Phragmites at priority sites, as directed by the park naturalist; and, assist and/or facilitate three programs related to invasive species.

  • Sevastopol Math Team State Results

    Four students from the Sevastopol Junior High Math Team competed in the State MathCounts meet at the UW-Madison campus on March 3. Team members Zach Klonsinski, Sam Potier, Renn Jervis, and Kyra Delchambre performed brilliantly at the regional competition in Sheboygan and earned Sevastopol a back-to-back team birth to the state meet.