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  • First-grader’s Project Gives Back

    Southern Door first-grader Cambria Londo turned a research project about elephants into an opportunity to give back. While studying for the project, she learned that elephants were being poached for their tusks, losing their habitat and have historically been mistreated as circus animals. She wanted to know what she could do to help, which led her […]

  • 100+ Women Who Care Giving Circle Meets April 26

    The next quarterly meeting of the 100+ Women Who Care of Northern Door County (100+WWC) giving circle will be livestreamed on Zoom on April 26, 7-7:30 pm, when the organization will award more than $19,000 to local nonprofits. This will bring its donations since its 2018 inception to $196,000 and from 300 current members. Three […]

  • ADRC of the Lakeshore to Help Schedule COVID Vaccine Appointments

    The ADRC of the Lakeshore is partnering with the Manitowoc County Health Department to ensure that all individuals with health conditions that put them at high risk for severe COVID-19 disease can receive the vaccine.  These health conditions include asthma, cancer, COPD, diabetes, dementia and other neurological conditions, Down syndrome, heart problems, high blood pressure, […]

  • Community Foundation and Service Club Partner to Offer Youth Grants

    The Door County Service Club Coalition has partnered with the Door County Community Foundation to offer two grant programs.  Youth as Resources Grants provide financial support to projects in which youth use their skills, talents and abilities to serve or educate others. Youth in Theatre Grants financially support local theatrical productions in which youth play […]

  • Virginia Hanson: A View from the Top of the Hill

    96-year-old has been Liberty Grove’s history keeper for more than 70 years This is Part I of a two-part story. Read Part II here>> Ellison Bay hill offers, arguably, the most picturesque of all the panoramic views in Door County, demanding in all seasons that passersby pause to notice. Virginia Hanson, a lifelong resident of […]

  • New Boys & Girls Club Introduces OutDoor Club and Director

    The New Boys & Girls Club of Door County has launched a new, year-round program called the OutDoor Club and is welcoming former Ridges Sanctuary land manager Matt Peter as its director.  “With all of the incredible outdoor resources in Door County, we are focused on inspiring kids to explore it all,” said CEO John […]

  • Obituary: Mary Katherine Dannhausen

    Dec. 10, 1942 – Jan. 28, 2021 A celebration of life for Mary Katherine Dannhausen will be held at Write On, Door County, 4210 Juddville Road, from 1-3:30 pm Saturday, July 31. All are welcome to attend and share memories of Mary. The former nurse, restaurateur and gardener was the wife of Myles Dannhausen Sr., […]

  • Islanders Stand for Dan: Neighbors plan multiple fundraisers for Nelson family

    Washington Islanders have launched the We Stand for Dan campaign, rallying in a big way for a family in crisis. Sixty-two-year-old carpenter Dan Nelson and wife, Dawn, had recently taken on a big project and investment: They were renovating the Frog Hollow bed-and-breakfast when Dan was diagnosed with skin cancer this summer. The cancer has […]

  • Washington Island Rec Center Receives Donations

    Several donors have provided the Washington Island Foundation with a generous gift to underwrite an engineering study to assess the structural and aesthetic condition of the island’s Rec Center – a resource that’s been at the center of Washington Island’s social and recreational activities since 1988. These donors would also provide seed money for future fundraising […]

  • Prevea Offers COVID Recovery Clinic

    Prevea is now offering a COVID-19 recovery clinic for those who experience ongoing symptoms for 14 days or more after they initially tested positive for COVID-19.  Often called post-acute COVID-19 syndrome, these ongoing symptoms prevent people from feeling “normal,” even after recovering from the initial illness. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, body […]

  • United Way Exceeds Campaign Goal

    In mid-April 2020, the United Way of Door County’s board set a campaign goal of $650,000: an increase of $107,000 over what was raised the previous year. The Community Investment Committee reviewed grant applications in November and December – a process usually done much earlier – and found that applicants’ needs were high for 2021. “It […]

  • Ephraim Historical Foundation is a Museum on a Mission

    New director working to make Ephraim museums fun, inviting The Ephraim Historical Foundation’s new executive director wants to spread the word about what the organization has to offer and make it even more inviting to visitors and residents. “Making museums accessible and fun is what I’m known for industry wide,” said Kelly Klobucher, who was […]

  • The Clearing to Host Akerly’s Virtual Paper-Arts Classes

    Nancy Akerly, paper artist of Liberty Grove Paper Arts, will teach four classes virtually via Zoom through The Clearing this winter. Select from the Squash Blossom Box on Feb. 6 and March 6, and the Never-ending Rolling Cube on Feb. 13 and March 13, all held 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Participants will need to […]

  • A Girl in the Woods: The forest-inspired creations of Jodi Rose

    In a way, Jodi Rose spent 10 years working on the life-sized, bejeweled dress titled “Timberella 3,” even though she only started actually working on it in 2018. Completing the art piece required a journey that began with her departure from Door County, where she had been an active part of the Door County art […]

  • Pitching In: Residents and Businesses Helping Neighbors in Need

    Amber Strege As a member of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Department, Amber Strege wanted to pitch in to the department’s efforts to help the community through the Emergency Support Coalition. But when the Safer at Home order was lifted this spring, her time was dedicated to her dog-grooming business as customers flocked to make […]

  • Tales from the Trails: J.B. Sensenbrenner’s ‘The Love of Hunting’

    by Mike Shaw, Peninsula Pulse contributor Few endeavors lend themselves better to storytelling – and in some instances, embellishment – than fishing and hunting. Jim “J.B.” Sensenbrenner of Appleton, a part-time Door County resident, certainly thinks so. He also felt that all of us reluctant shut-ins could use a good yarn or two, which is […]

  • Door County Writes: ‘Preparing for Christmas’

    NONFICTION by Michael Brecke About the middle of October, every year of my 18 years in my family home – assuming those years when I was too young to remember or experience it – my mother engaged in a ritual of earth-shaking importance.  The ritual began with a trip to Ironwood, Michigan, approximately 24 miles […]

  • Far-flung: Door County Alums Branch Out

    During the past year, the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living — in collaboration with Alumni Door County — have profiled more than two dozen alumni of area high schools who have gone on to pursue challenging careers, lead fascinating lives and have plenty of adventures, both nearby and across the globe. Here’s a glimpse […]

  • Remodeling for the Long Run: Aging-in-Place Renovations

    Visitors to Cheryl and Hugh Zettel’s house walk up a ramp to the front door instead of climbing stairs. It’s a subtle detail that you might notice only if you were using a walker or wheelchair. And that’s exactly the point. Neither Zettel uses a wheelchair or walker – right now. (Full disclosure: They’re my aunt […]

  • The Fighter: Christie Weber goes to the mat for historical icons

    It’s June 24, 2019, and the fog hangs thick over Sturgeon Bay as the Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator inches forward on its journey west across the Oregon Street Bridge. On the other side, waiting to greet the 119-year-old, 70-foot behemoth, is Christie Weber.  “Isn’t it beautiful?” she says in a tone that most people […]