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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.

  • Gibraltar Middle School Student Council Goes to Scandia

    The Middle School Student Council visited Scandia Village in late January to share a variety of 21st Century technology tools to the residents. As technology continues to advance faster then most baby boomers can adapt and use them, these young teens and preteens can walk, talk and play with these gadgets simultaneously.

  • Hospital Therapists Lead Exercise Programs at Community Center, Help Seniors Prevent Falls

    Door County Memorial Hospital Rehab Services therapists are not only devoted to helping others recover from injury and illness in the hospital. They contribute their skills and time in the community by teaching seniors exercise programs and routines.

  • Pancake Breakfast to Benefit Door County Fire Departments

    Improving communications infrastructure for emergency services has been a major focus nationwide in recent years, and in Door County it’s no different.

  • Going Garbage Set for Second Speaker in Environmental Series

    Reaffirming their position on environmental advocacy, Going Garbage and Recycling Inc of Sister Bay is gearing up for the second topic in its newly formed Environmental Speaker Series – “Growing Green Kids: How to Reconnect Kids with Nature.

  • Gifts to Door County Library

    Door County Library is very grateful for generous gifts that enhance library service. During 2007 the library received over $30,000 from grants made to libraries from the Friends of Door County Libraries and the Door County Library Foundation, Inc.

  • Door County Community Foundation Announces Kopseker Funds Available for Community Elderly

    The Door County Community Foundation is currently accepting grant proposals for Kopseker funding. Non-profit agencies that help older adults with their medical, hospital, nursing and homecare needs may apply.

  • Second Door County Aldo Leopold Weekend

    The second Aldo Leopold Weekend Celebration in Door County will take place at Crossroads at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay, on Saturday, March 1, 2008. Event organizer, Nancy Rafal, is asking community members and visitors to come out and read sections from Leopold’s Sand County Almanac.

  • Federal and State Grant Programs for Farmers

    Come hear about federal and state grant programs that help fund value added agricultural enterprises and sustainable agriculture research and education.

  • Nestled into the Landscape

    Anyone with a basic working knowledge of children’s mythology knows the dangers of building a house out of straw:  a mere huff or puff from an irritable wolf can take your house — not to mention you — permanently out of commission. A small community of builders and homeowners in Door County, however, are disregarding […]

  • Paul Sills: Theater Games

    Paul Sills is quite possibly the most influential man in American theater that you have never heard of. Like so many successful people who have chosen to make Door County their home, Paul has had a long career of triumphs in the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles theater scenes, and now focuses on sharing […]

  • Land of Midnight Sun Comes to Light in Door County: Scandinavian traditions in the Door

    Scandinavians staying in Door County have been known to experience a more friendly type of “Stockholm Syndrome” whereby the affected travels thousands of miles to feel as if he never left home. Case-in-point is recent Swedish immigrant Helene Ingsten-Anderson, owner of Flora Special Occasion Flowers in Sister Bay, who sees glimpses of her homeland at […]

  • Speeding Off to “Virtual Work” on the Information Highway

    Every morning Jana Raines of Baileys Harbor finishes her morning coffee and a chat with her husband and leaves for work – in Somerset, New Jersey, 1,047 miles away. It takes only seconds as she sits at her desk, just off the living room, turns on her computer and logs onto the company’s website with […]

  • Door County’s Old Ski Hills: Warm Memories of Cold Winter Fun

    Many Door County locals experience a wave of nostalgia every time they drive past Little Sweden on Highway 42 between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. A quick glance in the direction of those rolling hills brings back fond memories of a crackling fireplace, knit caps, seeing your breath in the cold air, lace-up boots and […]

  • Quarry House

    If you live in the northern Door area, I’m sure you’ve seen it. If you live anywhere in Door County, I know you’ve heard about it. I am, of course, talking about the “Quarry House” on Spring Road in Fish Creek – a large, French-style manor house set right into a stone quarry that has […]

  • You Have to Find the Right Insect: Dr. Guy L. Bush

    “You have to find the right insect to study, to take you to the right places.” This is what Dr. Guy Louis Bush always told his entomology and evolutionary biology students at the beginning of the semester. Dr. Bush is speaking from experience, as his study of the apple maggot fly, Rhagoletis pomonella, has taken […]

  • Peninsula State Park: A Portrait of What Door County Used to Be

    “Let the State of Wisconsin give to its children this vast playground, where the old, and tired, and worn may grow young in spirit and rested in body, nursed by the purity of Nature’s medicine, and where the young may romp and their bodies grow strong among the wonders of scenic beauty.” – Assemblyman Thomas […]

  • Gratitude is Attitude: Uncle Tom’s

    It’s not unusual for the soul searcher to pull up roots and start a new life in a new place. A man compelled to search for peace and quiet might pack his things, travel as far north as possible, turn right at the farmer’s field onto a quiet, seldom traveled road, and hole up in […]

  • Music Man Charlie Eckhardt is Leading the Parade

    Like Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man, Gibraltar Schools’ music teacher Charlie Eckhardt is leading the parade…and his students are keeping step. Since first walking through the Gibraltar Schools’ music room in 2000, Eckhardt has won the hearts of teachers, students, and parents. With an infectious enthusiasm that radiates through his students, Eckhardt’s influence […]

  • The Voice of Door County: Eddy Allen

    Door County boasts many natives, but it takes a special breed to be recognized as a Door County “personality” – that person who sets the tone for the peninsula, an icon that embodies everything great about life in our small communities. These are the people who know everyone and everything, not because they like to […]

  • Preserving a Community’s History: Ephraim Foundation

    Founded in 1853, Ephraim is historically significant on many levels, not least of which is its status as one of the oldest organized communities in Door County. Today, the village’s more than 150 year-old history and the story of its early settlement are preserved through the dedicated efforts of the Ephraim Historical Foundation, established in […]