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  • The People Behind the Page: Alissa Ehmke

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Jess Farley

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Ben Pothast

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Ryan Miller

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Steve Grutzmacher

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Brett Kosmider

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • PODCAST: Remembering James “Digger” DeGroot

    Andrew and Myles breakdown the news this week, including Pond Hockey moving to Sister Bay, Plans for Sturgeon Bay’s West Waterfront, and Legislation that would improve how schools work with students with dyslexia. After the break, we remember James “Digger” DeGroot, Door County icon, the Mayor of Fish Creek whose restaurant, Digger’s Grill, defined Door […]

  • Door County Character: Remembering Digger DeGroot

    People talk a lot about what constitutes Door County character. They look for it in buildings. They find it on rural roads and shoreline strolls. But nowhere was it encapsulated better than in the man known only as Digger.  Digger was a man of another time in Fish Creek – a time when people didn’t […]

  • The Jump: Digger’s Death-defying Stunt

    It was the biggest daredevil stunt Door County had ever seen.  James “Digger” DeGroot had announced that he would jump five cars on his bike at the bottom of the Fish Creek hill on Independence Day, 1973. Digger kept talking about it, and friends began promoting the event. “Sounded like a good idea, but it […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Sam Kersebet

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Kait Shanks

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • Remembering Gerald Pelrine

    by Fred “Doc” Heide Though Northern Sky Theater enjoys growing visibility, noteworthy figures from its past may not always be widely recognized. Such is the case with Gerald Pelrine, who passed away Jan. 15 from a heart attack at age 64. Because he left the theater in 1991 after its first year, many may be […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Andrew Kleidon-Linstrom

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • The People Behind the Page: Sharon Anderson

    The Peninsula Pulse employs 24 full- and part-time staff members who live in or have strong ties to Door County. This crew brings you the news in print, on video, online and in podcasts every week. In each edition of the Pulse, we’ll introduce you to one of the people behind the page. This week, […]

  • John Contratto Receives Inaugural Award from Club ItaloAmericano

    John “Giovanni” Contratto of Sturgeon Bay is the first recipient of the Pete and Marlene Feira Founders Award, given by Club ItaloAmericano of Greater Green Bay (clubitaloamericano.org, facebook.com/ClubItaloAmericanoGB), a social organization for those with a passion for Italy, Italian heritage and way of life.  The award, named for two of the club’s founding members, recognizes […]

  • Pre-Order Available for Jordan Spencer’s Nonfiction Debut

    Door County resident Jordan Spencer is releasing his book, We have a lot to talk about … It’s cancer, which is available for pre-order at amazon.com. At 28, his wife, Megan, was diagnosed with stage-four breast cancer and beat it. The book delves into the couple’s story and their decisions to change their lifestyle to focus […]

  • Not Your Typical Massage

    Erin Tauscher shares myofascial release therapy with Sturgeon Bay If you’ve never heard of myofascial release therapy, you’re not alone. I hadn’t either. But soon after I’d heard of it, I found myself on a massage table in Sturgeon Bay with occupational therapist Erin Tauscher, who’s launching her own practice.  Tauscher explains that myofascial release […]

  • Joan Rusnack and Carol Overland Left Their Marks on Door County

    The story of most Door County entrepreneurs is almost a cliché: A trip to the peninsula starts a love affair with the scenic beauty of the area, which sparks a dream of making a life here, which sparks a business idea to make it happen.  For many, that spark is doused almost as quickly as […]

  • Tony Menzer and the Music Exchange: Boss Bass and Pottery

    Tony Menzer’s interesting life is on display at Sturgeon Bay Music Exchange Like the pal who introduced him to Door County, Tony Menzer can light up a room with his enthusiasm for certain subjects: music, pottery, guitars, bass guitars and fellow musicians. It was the late guitar player Chris Aaron who took Menzer to the […]

  • Skip Kaeske Was a Man of the People

    Skip Kaeske wrote his first Pulse submission on a bar napkin.  Sitting at the bar at Alexander’s, one of his favorite spots, getting drinks from Bonnie Spielman, one of his favorite bartenders, he spied Madeline Johnson across the bar.  “Bonnie should be Server of the Week!” he said to the former Peninsula Pulse editor and […]