Peninsula Pulse – Jan. 5-12, 2018

In this issue

  • Municipal Meetings: Jan. 5 – 12

    DOOR COUNTY County of Door:  The Highway Committee meets at 10 am Jan. 8. The Emergency Services Committee meets at noon Jan. 8. The Board of Health meets at 4 pm Jan. 8. The Human Services Board meets at 8:30 am Jan. 9. The Veterans Service Commission meets at 11 am Jan. 9. The Veterans […]

  • Frostbite Open Draws 75 Players for Finale

    The Frostbite Open mini golf tournament drew 75 players to the Red Putter in Ephraim for the final Frostbite Open Jan. 1, 2018. Cal Lautenbach of Fish Creek won a playoff against John Sawyer to claim the $700 cash prize. Tyler Stenger took third place and Ryan McCormick took home the trophy for Best Single […]

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Features Annette Langlois Grunseth

    On Jan. 10 at 7 pm, Annette Langlois Grunseth, of Green Bay, will be featured at the UUFDC’s Dickinson Poetry Series. Grunseth has been a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets since 1988 where she has been published and received awards. She is retired from a career in healthcare marketing and public relations. Her […]

  • Cheers!: Decadent, Very; Depraved, Not At All

    I couldn’t wait to take a big bite out of a beer called Depravity, not because of the name but because it is identified as an imperial peanut butter cup stout. Yup, you read that right. Each keg of this beer from the Renegade Brewing Co of Denver, Colo., contains a pound of Reese’s Peanut […]

  • Art for Health Workshops for Kids in January

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) would like to remind the public that the Art for Health workshops for children are beginning at the end of January. These workshops are free to the public and are very popular. The Art for Health program is a series of free workshops for children, ages 4-7 and 8-12 years […]

  • Baileys Harbor Resident in UW Faculty Show

    John Whitney of Baileys Harbor has two current works in the University of Wisconsin System Art Faculty Showcase at Manitowoc’s Rahr-West Art Museum through Jan. 14, 2018. Emeritus Professor of Art, Whitney taught on the University of Wisconsin – Baraboo/Sauk County campus for 36 years before retiring to Baileys Harbor.

  • Kirtland’s Warbler Efforts Working

    The Wisconsin Ecological Services Field Office, a part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, reports on the 2017 Kirtland’s warbler nesting season, which marked the 10th year of Kirtland’s documentation and subsequent monitoring in Wisconsin. From only 11 Kirtland’s and three nests found in Adams County in 2007 to 53 individuals and 20 total […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Jan. 5 – 12

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors.   The Expositor, January 2, 1874 Levi Thorpe was the first white settler at Egg Harbor. He has lived in the same log house, half hidden by lilac […]

  • Ski for Free Program Begins

    To those who view winter from the inside of a home or vehicle, the season can seem colorless, so go outside (unless there are dangerous wind chill readings). Crossroads at Big Creek encourages outdoor winter recreation. They maintain trails for cross-country skiing and created a multi-use trail system for those who hike, walk dogs, snowshoe […]

  • Featured Pet: Marbles

    This week the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is reminding readers about Marbles. Marbles is only about a year old. She is a terrier/pit bull mix who has been at DCHS since Sept. 29, 2017. She weighs 50 lbs., and is a total sweetheart who loves to cuddle. She definitely has puppy enthusiasm and is […]

  • Proposal Would Recreate Youth Work Program

    A new bill in the state legislature aims to recreate the Wisconsin Conservation Corps (WCC), which ceased in 2003. The program is mirrored after the depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), which was responsible for much of the state park infrastructure that still exists today. The bill is authored by Sen. Rob Cowles in the Senate […]

  • State News: Hemp, Snowy Owls, Dairy Cows

    Hemp Industry Faces Unknowns Heading Into 2018 As Wisconsin farmers start planning for next year’s growing season, industrial hemp is an option for the first time since lawmakers lifted a ban on the crop in November. But even if farmers are interested in growing hemp, it may not be as simple as planting and harvesting […]

  • Letter to the Editor: More Positives from 2017

    In response to Glenna Peters December 22nd letter “Some Positives from the Year,” I submit to you these positives for 2017 that were overlooked: ISIS has lost over 95 percent of it’s territory and is shambles Unemployment is the lowest it has been in 10 years at 4.1 percent. The DOW is up over 25 […]

  • Door Property Owners Merge with Environmental Council

    Mike Bahrke, president of Door County Environmental Council, reports that two organizations – Door County Environmental Council and Door Property Owners, Inc., have announced intentions to merge their respective organizations. Bahrke said both organizations believe combining memberships and resources will provide a stronger voice in addressing urgent environmental matters. A primary focus for the merged […]

  • By the Numbers: The Sun

    With frigid temperatures starting off the new year, let’s take a warming look at our sun. 26.8 The sun’s rotation period at its equator, in days. 92.1 The percentage of the sun made up of hydrogen. Helium makes up the remainder. 10,000 The sun’s surface temperature in Fahrenheit. 432,168.6 The sun’s equatorial radius in miles. […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Jan. 5 – 12

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 6 vs. Mishicot, 7:30 pm Jan. 8 vs. Peshtigo, 7:30 pm Jan. 12 @ Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 5 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Jan. 9 @ Southern Door, 7:30 pm Jan. 11 vs. Chilton, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Jan. 8 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 12 vs. […]

  • Door County Broadband Breaks Ground for New Office

    Door County Broadband has broken ground for its new headquarters at the corner of County F and EE in Baileys Harbor. “We hoped to do it earlier but had to wait for the town to do the sewer system, and they had to wait until the season was over because they were running through the […]

  • Brooklyn Resident Wins Art Crawl ‘Doerr’ Prize

    The 2017 Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl has announced the winner of this year’s door prize, which is awarded to one of the visitors who filled out entries at the various home studios and galleries. Andy Kiel of Brooklyn, a native of Neenah and a lifelong Door County visitor, has won the wooden bread-and-cheese board crafted […]

  • Political Poetry Workshop with Former Door County Poet Laureate

    Does your New Year’s resolution include devoting more time to writing? Perhaps you vowed to become more politically aware or to try something new for 2018? Write On, Door County can help you make good on your resolution with “Writing Political Poetry,” a special day-long class led by former Door County Poet Laureate Estella Lauter. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Supporting 2017 Red Kettle Campaign

    Sending a huge thank-you to all the dedicated folks who supported The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign this year! Thank you to the ringers who gave of their time and braved the weather. Thank you to the stores that hosted the ringers at their front doors. Thank you to all the donors for their generous […]

  • October Room Tax Expected to Jump After Late Collections

    More than 150 lodging operators failed to report their room tax on time in October and their payments will likely help October’s initially reported decline. The unadjusted report for October room tax dollars noted declines of 5.4 percent when compared to the same month last year. But tourism zone administrator Kim Roberts said a higher-than-usual […]

  • Grant Would Improve Internet Options in Liberty Grove

    Internet service in northern Door County could get a lot better this year. The Town of Liberty Grove, in cooperation with Door County Broadband, hopes to build three new towers to provide wireless broadband coverage to more than 90 percent of the sprawling township. Town Chairman John Lowry said the town is partnering with Door […]

  • Learn 2018 Gardening Trends with the Master Gardeners

    The Door County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce its first 2018 Gardening Education Program. Kori Zawojski, of Sunnypoint Gardens and Gifts, will present “What’s New for 2018” on Jan. 9, 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Despite the frigid temperatures, spring really is just around the corner. Even though Door […]

  • Southern Door School Seeking Alumni Hall of Fame Candidates

    The Southern Door County School District is seeking qualified nominees for its 2018 Alumni Hall of Fame. Nominees must be former students who graduated from Southern Door 25 years ago or more. Nominees should have distinguished themselves in both their career and community with significant contributions made at the local and state or national levels. […]

  • Door to Nature: Pine Grosbeaks

    Some of the winter birds I am especially fond of are those whose appearance is always unheralded. Their arrival in the area is an unexpected surprise. A great favorite of mine is the pine grosbeak. A small flock of these large, robin-sized finches came out of the cold blue sky to my parent’s yard in […]

  • Server of the Week: Ben Pothast

    This week we honor a personal Pulse favorite Our beloved office manager, Ben A boss at helping customers and sorting the bills Does everything with poise, humor and zen   Ben’s a loyal family man with a love of athletics His sons are talented soccer and basketball stars He may not be able to take […]

  • 2018 Candidates for Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Two judges and one attorney have filed to run for the vacant seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to submit nominating signatures to get on the ballot. The Feb. 20 primary will narrow the field to two candidates who will face off in the April 3 general election. Milwaukee […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The War on Christmas Has Been Won

    Mr. President: I want to thank you for giving us Christmas back again! As you so astutely pointed out in your weekly declaration from the real White House, Mar-a-Lago, the other day, you have won the War on Christmas – apparently, with a daring rescue that freed Santa Claus from Guantanamo Bay and his reindeer […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Saddened by Book World Closures

    I was saddened to see Book World going out of business. When up in Door County I spend way too much time (and money) in bookstores. While the area has numerous wonderful used bookstores, Peninsula Bookman, William Caxton Books, etc., if you wanted to check out the latest bestsellers Book World was it, not to […]

  • Our Most Important Resolution

    As I began crafting this first column of 2018, someone casually suggested that I write about the progress of my previous New Year’s resolutions and the those I’ll be making for the coming year. That sounded like a promising column idea except for the fact that in my nearly five decades on this Earth, I […]

  • Framed: Cherry Rings in the New Year

    Patty Nelson, of Juddville, rang in 2018 with the Inaugural Cherry Drop in Sister Bay. Photo by Rick Nelson.

  • Letter to the Editor: More Careful Consideration Needed

    I am opposed to destroying the granary on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. To me that is a magnificent monument to not only Sturgeon Bay’s past but Door County’s past as well. If licensed engineers can demonstrate that the granary is structurally sound and can handle repurposing, then I am convinced the “new granary” […]

  • Philip Graupner, A Man of Letters

    A man of letters, indeed – there are nearly 1,700 of them in what Philip Graupner calls “The Graupner Letter Collection.” Each letter is in its own transparent cover, along with the original stamped envelope (except for the stamps Graupner’s mother clipped off for her church’s collection). The 27 large binders in which the letters […]

  • Lasee Steps Down, Jacque Eyes Seat

    As of the start of this year, we are without a state senator to represent us in Madison. On Dec. 29, Sen. Frank Lasee announced that he was leaving the $50,000 position he was elected to in 2014 to become the administrator of the Department of Workforce Development’s Worker’s Compensation Division, thereby doubling his income […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Unhinged or Worse?

    I read the following quotation from Donald Trump’s New York Times interview with something like horror:  “I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department,” he said. The whole interview is more like a nightmare where you imagine yourself in a public place spouting derogatory, egotistical nonsense and you […]

  • Trivia: Sitka is the largest city, in area, in Alaska. How many square miles is it?

    Question: Sitka is the largest city, in area, in Alaska. How many square miles is it? Answer: 4,811

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Jan. 5, 2018

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “If you got a concussion from a colonoscopy, I think they were working on the wrong end.” “That tree looks so real, […]

  • 2018 Kewaunee County Supervisor Candidates

    The Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors race has 30 residents vying for its 20 seats and six of them will have their names on a February primary ballot. Voters in the Town of Lincoln and in the Town of Franklin will each have to narrow down their candidate list on Tuesday, Feb. 20. There are […]

  • Is Wisconsin Ready for a Recession? Not Quite

    Wisconsin needs to double its reserves in order to weather a moderate economic recession, according to a report from Moody Analytics. The report assumes decreasing tax revenue during recession and rising Medicaid costs to determine the amount of fiscal shock a state would be dealt if the eight-year run of economic growth reversed. Moody’s ran […]

  • 2018 Door County Supervisor Candidate List

    The following candidates are running for seats on the Door County Board of Supervisors in the spring election. District 3 Roy Englebert (Incumbent) Lora Jorgenson District 12 Nissa Norton Mark Moeller (Incumbent) District 14 Kathryn Shepard-Utzinger Linda Wait (Incumbent) District 18 Vinni Chomeau Steve Sohns (Incumbent) District 19 Incumbent Don Sitte is not running. Kate […]

  • The Bestseller List: Jan. 5, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 2. The Sun and Her Flowers, by Rupi Kaur 3. Pachinko, by Min Jin Lee 4. Lilac Girls, by Martha Hall Kelly 5. Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Evicted, by Matthew Desmond 2. On Tyranny, by Timothy […]

  • ‘Pathways to Progress’ at Next Climate Change Coalition Program

    “Climate Forward: A New Road Map for Wisconsin’s Climate and Energy Future” will be the topic at the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s monthly program, set for Jan. 11, 7 pm at Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. The speaker is Chelsea Chandler, director of environmental initiatives at the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts […]

  • Reps in the News: Walker Issues Order Declaring Propane Emergency

    Governor Scott Walker On Dec. 29 Gov. Walker signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency exists in Wisconsin in response to propane shortages and increased wait times to obtain propane. These challenges are due, in large part, to the below-normal temperatures experienced across the country and a shortage of drivers. Governor Walker’s order […]

  • Manners Matter: Battling the Winter Blues

    Dear Mary Pat, After living in Door County full time for more than 10 years, this is the first winter I’m unemployed. My boss decided to close at the end of the year. Thankfully, I saved enough to cover my winter expenses. I’m fairly certain I’ll have the same job again come spring, but I’m […]

  • Commentary: Men Must be Part of #MeToo Movement

    by Steve Vickman, Executive Director, HELP of Door County As America grapples with the surfacing of instance after instance of male violence against women, it’s time men come to grips with their role in perpetuating a cycle that has disastrous effects on women, children and men. Some men can see how we benefit from sexism […]

  • Obituary: Wayne Edward Ault

    Wayne Edward Ault, 97, passed away quietly at his residence at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, Wisconsin on Jan. 1, 2018. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held Jan. 20, 2018 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin; with visitation at 10 am, followed by the service at 11 am. Pastor James Honig will be […]

  • Obituary: Dorothea M. Mann

    Dorothea M. Mann (Nitschke), 78, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly Dec. 29, 2017 in Appleton, Wisconsin while visiting her daughters and their families. Dorothea was born in 1939 in Glogau, Germany, shortly before the outbreak of WWII.  She and her family made their way to Rostrup Germany in 1947 as refugees.  Here, she continued school and […]

  • Obituary: Wilmer Julius Anschutz

    Wilmer Julius Anschutz, 87, died Friday, December 29, 2017 at his home in Baileys Harbor, Wis. Wilmer was born Feb. 13, 1930 to Arthur and Hattie (Peterson) Anschutz in Baileys Harbor, the youngest of three sons. He graduated from Gibraltar High School, Class of 1948, in Fish Creek. Wilmer served in the Army from 1954 […]

  • Obituary: Mildred T. Brungraber

    Mildred T. Brungraber, 93, of the Town of Egg Harbor, died Friday morning, Dec. 29, 2017 in the comfort of her home with her family at her side. She was born at the family home in Town of Egg Harbor on July 4, 1924, the daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Miller) Kuehn. Millie […]

  • Obituary: Donald C. Friex

    Donald C. Friex, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, died Dec. 28, 2017 at Door County Medical Center.  He was born Dec. 7, 1931 in Sturgeon Bay to Clement and Laura (DeBaker) Friex. He served his country in the U.S. Army and was a lifelong resident of Door County. On Sept. 13, 1958 he married Cleda Jean […]

  • Obituary: Louis Clair Williams

    Louis Clair Williams, Jr., 77, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully in his home in the Town of Sevastopol, Dec. 27, 2017 with his wife, Mary, at his side. He was born Nov. 7, 1940 in Huntington, Ind., the son of the late Louis Clair Williams, Sr. and Marian Eileen (Bowers) Williams. Lou graduated from Redford […]

  • Obituary: Peter Wyatt

    Peter Leslie Wyatt, 80, of Lemont, Ill., died in the small hours on the morning of 26 December 2017, Boxing Day in England. He was born Sept. 20, 1937 in Bristol, Somerset, England, UK to the late Leslie Charles Cowley and Dorothy May (Davey) Wyatt. Peter joined Her Majesty’s Royal Navy at HMS St. Vincent in Gosport […]

  • Obituary: Darrell C. LaRoche

    Darrell C. LaRoche, 83, Sturgeon Bay passed away at the Scandia Village Nursing Home in Sister Bay on December  26, 2017.  He was born June 17, 1934, in Green Bay to Albert and Geraldine (Coppersmith) LaRoche. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard and was a welder at Bay Shipbuilding. Darrell enjoyed gardening, old […]

  • Obituary: James Joseph Baudhuin

    James Joseph Baudhuin, 81, of Namur, died at his home Dec. 26, 2017.  He was born May 23, 1936, in Namur to Julius and Hazel (Renier) Baudhuin.  In May of 1995, he married Deloris (Jadin) LaCrosse in Namur; she preceded him in death on March 8, 2016. Jim worked at Schreiber’s Food in Green Bay […]

  • Obituary: Barbara Joyce Christensen

    Jan. 10, 1933 – Dec. 21, 2017 Barbara Joyce Christensen was born Jan. 10, 1933 in Kewaunee to Erma (nee Foss) and Truman Christensen. After her parents divorced, Barbara was raised on Washington Island by her mother with the help of her grandfather, Matthew Foss and later, her stepfather Conrad Andersen. She married Raymond Hansen […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: Dec. 20-25, 2017

    Kelly Avenson and Elliot Goettelman, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born Dec. 20, 2017. Maternal grandparents are the late Kam and Tim O’Loughlin, Delwein, Iowa, and Jim and Ronda Avenson, Westgate, Iowa. Paternal grandparents are Dirk and Christine Goettelman, Sturgeon Bay. Marian Turk and Eric Benzow, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of […]

  • New Session of Door County Community Choir Starts Jan. 8

    It’s time for the Door County Community Choir to start singing again, and the group is looking for people of all ages and skill levels to join. Cheryl Pfister and Judy Thompson are the music co-directors. The new session starts Jan. 8, and meets seasonally on Mondays, 5:30 – 7 pm at Saints Peter and […]

  • Northern Door Churches Co-sponsor ‘Understanding Income Inequality’ Workshop

    A six-session workshop titled “Understanding Income Inequality” will run for six consecutive Tuesdays, Jan. 9 – Feb. 13, 7 – 9 pm. The workshop is sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Ephraim Moravian Church and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and will be held at Bertschinger Center, 7860 Hwy 42, […]

  • Eight-week Clinical Somatic Education Class Begins Jan. 16

    Lori Strantz, owner of Lori Somatics & Massage Therapy in Ephraim, is offering an eight-week Clinical Somatic Education class series. This series of classes will target the areas of the body that are affected by stress, anxiety and injury through floor-based, slow, gentle, enjoyable and extremely effective movements. Classes are beneficial for anyone at any […]

  • New Peer Counselor Hired for Breastfeeding Support Group

    Door County WIC has hired Julie Neuchter as the peer breastfeeding counselor for the Breastfeeding Support Group. Neuchter has two sons that she tandem nursed so she has lots of experience to offer other mothers who wish to breastfeed. She will host the support group every first Wednesday of the month at Sturgeon Bay Moravian […]

  • Next ‘Movies That Matter’ Film Focuses on Healthcare Equity

    Join Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s Economic Justice Action Team for a screening and discussion of Now Is The Time: Healthcare for Everybody Jan. 16, 4:30 pm. While the Affordable Care Act has helped many people, many of us are experiencing rising costs and narrowing networks. Through interviews this new documentary film tells the […]

  • DCMC’s Jodi Hibbard Becomes Fellow of American College of Healthcare Executives

    Jodi Hibbard, MS, BSN, RN, FACHE recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. “Achieving FACHE certification has always been a personal goal since finding my passion for leadership in healthcare. It demonstrates my dedication to the field and is truly a very […]

  • Parents, Caregivers Invited to Door County Parents Playgroup at Hope Church

    Door County Parents Playgroup meets every Thursday at Hope Church, 141 S. 12th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, from 10 am until noon. All parents and caregivers of small children are welcome regardless of race, sex, religion or sexual orientation. Light refreshments are potluck; coffee always provided. Healthy Way of Sturgeon Bay is sponsoring snacks. Parents meet […]

  • DPI Seeks Input on Proposed Changes to Educator Licensing Rules

    The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will conduct five hearings in January to accept public testimony on proposed changes to educator licensing rules (PI 34). In addition to the hearings, a public comment period is open until Jan. 31 with written comments on the proposed permanent rules given the same consideration as public testimony. The […]

  • Emergency Preparedness is Next Community Health Program Topic

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry will present a Community Health Information Program on the topic of “Emergency Preparedness” on Jan. 28, 4 pm at First Baptist Church of Sister Bay. Aaron LeClair, deputy director of Door County Emergency Services, will lead the discussion and demonstrations for medical emergencies, winter preparedness, severe weather and disaster […]

  • Egg Harbor Celebrates Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion with New Year’s Party

    The Village of Egg Harbor celebrated the completion of the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion with a New Year’s Eve party, which included a 10 pm balloon drop on the upper level of the building. There was also music, food, drinks and plenty of rave comments for the new public space. The Egg Harbor Library […]

  • Door Artisan Cheese to Host First Certified Tourism Ambassador Class of 2018

    The first Door County Certified Tourism Ambassador class of 2018 is Jan. 24, 12:30 – 5 pm at Door Artisan Cheese in Egg Harbor. The Door County Certified Tourism Ambassador Program is a multifaceted program that serves to increase regional tourism by inspiring front-line employees and volunteers to turn each visitor encounter into a positive […]

  • Cambria Mueller Joins Door County Visitor Bureau as Marketing Manager

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) has hired Cambria Mueller as a new Marketing Manager. Mueller brings with her a wealth of knowledge in customer service, budgets and village leadership. As a Door County native, she has tackled many jobs in the tourism industry and knows the county very well. In her new position with […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Jan. 3, 2018

    Crop prices (Jan. 3) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.04 -0.49 $2.81 Soybeans $8.84 -0.82 $9.07 Wheat $3.61 -0.74 $3.16 Oats $3.04 -0.60 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.05/bushel -0.48 New-Crop Corn $3.17/bushel -0.69 Wheat $3.67/bushel -0.68   Basis: The difference between the local […]

  • Crossroads at Big Creek: Ski for Free, Film Screenings

    To those who view winter from the inside of a home or vehicle, the season can seem colorless, so go outside (unless there are dangerous wind chill readings). Crossroads at Big Creek encourages outdoor winter recreation. They maintain trails for cross-country skiing and created a multi-use trail system for those who hike, walk dogs, snowshoe […]

  • ‘Discover Wisconsin’ Throws Premiere Party in Ephraim

    Discover Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, will shine the spotlight on Door County in an upcoming episode. “Door County – Live Life Well” premieres Jan. 13 at 10 am on Fox Sports Wisconsin and at 6:30 pm on WFRV Channel 5. The episode will also be available on after […]

  • Poem: ‘Lament’

    The following poem was sent to the Peninsula Pulse by Baileys Harbor resident Cheryl Miller. It was written by her grandmother, Ruth Forman (nee Fish) and discovered recently by Miller’s mother. Ruth Fish was born and raised on a farm in Ladysmith, Wis. before moving to Milwaukee in the late 1920s, where she married and […]

  • Questions & Artists: Folk Artist Polly Joubert

    Sprawling farmsteads, Door County lighthouses and iconic Midwest landscapes are given a folk art narrative in the colorful, whimsical works of Wisconsin painter Polly Joubert. The Nashotah, Wis. artist has been exhibiting her talents for acrylic storytelling at juried exhibits and galleries for the past five years, and since 2016 has been represented in Door […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: History of the Crab Nebula

    by Steven Ransom-Jones The Crab Nebula is (or was) one of the most beautiful objects in the sky to view with a telescope. Behind this beauty is an astronomical mystery that spans almost a thousand years, which we will travel back in time to unravel. If you look at the winter sky at the Orion […]

  • Film Noir Comes to Third Avenue Playhouse

    Upon arriving in Door County in September, I was given a tour of Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) by Bob Boles and James Valcq, co-artistic directors. I have a theater background and, after having the pleasure of seeing their fantastic performance of Every Brilliant Thing, I knew I wanted to work in some capacity with TAP. […]

  • Kitchens: Premier Resort Tax No Slam Dunk for City

    The City of Sturgeon Bay is moving ahead with plans to enact a half cent Premier Resort Area Tax to fund street improvements, but received a word of caution from State Representative Joel Kitchens at Tuesday’s meeting. “It’s not an automatic process,” Kitchens told the council. The tax would be applied to purchases like apparel, […]