• Framed: The Annicellas

    Reggie Wilfred guides Stephanie, Alexandra and Jeremy Annicella on a hike through Crossroads at Big Creek. Submitted.

  • Framed: The Olson Ladies

    New Year’s Eve was all about family for the Olson ladies (from left, Fran Keltz, Georgette Farley, Valerie Krause, Dede McCartney and Genni Olson). Submitted.

  • Framed: Della and Cooper

      Della the large Leonberger (wearing a red tiara) and Cooper the Golden Retriever helped their owners (Tina Gan and Cheryl Culver, respectively) ring the bell for the Salvation Army in front of the Pioneer Store in Ellison Bay earlier this month. Submitted.

  • Framed: Kennedy and Keegan Hoernke

    Kennedy and Keegan Hoernke, dressed up as Whoville characters from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, enjoy a visit with Frozen’s Elsa during Christmas by the Bay in Sturgeon Bay on Nov. 21. Submitted.

  • Framed: Matt O’Hern

    Since 2010, the Lasee clan has gathered on Thanksgiving weekend for a soup competition. This year’s winner – from among 13 entries – was Matt O’Hern, shown proudly displaying the “Golden Ladle” traveling trophy for his Creamy Chicken with Wild Rice soup. Photo by Barb Grutzmacher.  

  • Framed: Kids at Santa’s Mailbox

    Mikala Gorham, Liam Lindenberg, and Lillian Gorham send their letters to Santa at his mailbox on the corner of Highway 42 and Mill Road in Sister Bay. Submitted.

  • Framed: Americans in Xizhou, China

    A group of 13 Americans from Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin came together in Xizhou, China for an educational and spiritual vacation, hosted by the Linden Centre and led by Door County’s own Unitarian Universalist minister, Cynthia Barnes Johnson. The theme of the trip was spirituality and travel, examining the history of travel and its purpose […]

  • Framed: Derek Laczniak & Kelsey Kohout

    She said “Yes!” Derek Laczniak, godson of Ephraim resident Ann Buth, proposed to his lady love, Kelsey Kohout, on the 18th green at Horseshoe Bay over Labor Day weekend 2015. The couple is from Madison. Submitted.

  • Framed: Ron and Mary Ellen Gallun

    Ron and Mary Ellen Gallun celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 30, 2015 by volunteering at Peninsula State Park. They are pictured here at the White Cedar Nature Center. Submitted.

  • Framed: Doerschings at Summer Kitchen

      Teenaged grandsons of Sharon Doersching, Sister Bay, took on the challenge of the unlimited soup bar at the Summer Kitchen Restaurant in Ephraim. (From left) Erik Doersching, Jr. devoured 11 cups, Griffin Doersching enjoyed nine cups, and Matthew Doersching ate a mere six cups. In Matthew’s defense, he is the only who also had […]

  • Framed: Oct. 31, 2015

      A really big boy pulling a really big wagon in Baileys Harbor. Submitted.

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    FRAMED: Ice Cream at Grumpy’s

    A group of kiddos enjoys ice cream at Grumpy’s in Egg Harbor. Submitted by Al Lohman.

  • Framed: Gibraltar Volleyball

    The Gibraltar Vikings volleyball team spent the weekend in Madison to catch a match between the Badgers and the Northwestern Wildcats. The Badgers won in three sets and the Vikings spent some quality time with Bucky. Submitted photo.

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    FRAMED, Oct. 2 – 9

    Washington Island Literary Festival participants enjoy a sunny day on the boathouse deck at Rock Island. (From left) Marianne Fons, writer; Bob and Deb Wayman, owners of Fair Isle Books, Washington Island; and captain and author Don Kilpela and wife, Betty, of Copper Harbor, Michigan. Photo by Dick Purinton.

  • Framed: Copper and Xavier Gaddes

    Copper and Xavier Gaddes take a book-loving break next to the Little Free Library on Scandia Road. Photo by Sara Larsen.

  • Ellie Syers

    FRAMED: Ellie Syers

    Ellie Syers practices her mermaid moves before she goes into the lake. Photo by Bev Schulze.

  • Savory Spoon Jess Alyssa


    Peninsula Pulse staffers Alyssa Skiba and Jess Farley enjoyed taking their taste buds “South of the Border” during the recent Mexico/Southwest themed cooking class led by Janice Thomas at Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay.

  • Emersons on Washington Island


      Minnow Emerson takes his grandsons, Hobbs, 5, and Walter, 3, out in a canoe for the first time on the waters of Washington Island. Submitted by Anne Emerson.