Peninsula Pulse – April 14-21, 2017

In this issue

  • TAP Presents World Premiere of “Velvet Gentlemen”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) presents the world premiere of the play Velvet Gentleman, written and performed by James Valcq, from May 18 to June 4. Velvet Gentleman is a colorful journey into the mind and music of composer Erik Satie. The title of the play comes from the composer’s wardrobe. Every day, Satie would dress […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Wisconsin Redistricting

    A major goal of the League of Women Voters of Door County is to promote an open government, one that is representative, accountable, responsive and capable of making decisions. The existing redistricting process in Wisconsin does not promote this type of system and must be changed. Partisan redistricting, also known as gerrymandering, has created a […]

  • Crime Prevention Foundation Presented with Check

    Paul Klapatch (center) of the Marine Corps League Door Peninsula Detachment 1130 presents a $500 check to K-9 Deputy Matt Tassoul for the Crime Prevention Foundation. Door County Chief Deputy Pat McCarty is on the right. Sheriff Steve Delarwelle recently announced the formation of the foundation, administered by the Door County Community Foundation. The initial […]

  • High School Spring Athletics: April 14, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Baseball April 18 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 5 pm April 20 vs. Kewaunee, 5 pm April 21 @ Kewaunee, 6:15 pm Girls Soccer April 20 @ Roncalli, 4:30 pm Golf April 20 @ Cherry Hills Golf Course, 4 pm Softball April 18 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 5 pm April 20 vs. Kewaunee, 5 pm Track and […]

  • Framed. A New Set of Wheels.

    Framed: A New Set of Wheels

    On April 4, Lilah Bonovich of Baileys Harbor was given her first set of wheels for her second birthday. Happy belated birthday, Lilah! Submitted.

  • Your Reps in the News: April 14, 2017

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement regarding the Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days event at the State Capitol: “More than 125 citizen delegates from Door and Kewaunee counties traveled to Madison to advocate on issues important to our counties. The citizen delegates come from a wide variety of backgrounds ranging from residents and business […]

  • Municipal Meetings: April 14 – 21

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 3:30 pm on April 17. The common council meets at noon on April 18. County of Door: The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am on April 17. The Finance Committee meets at 2 pm on April 17. The Library Board meets […]

  • League of Women Voters Sponsors Presentation

    “ALICE in Door County” will be explored on April 22 at 9 am at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall in a presentation sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Door County. Charlene Mouille, executive director of United Way of Wisconsin, will speak in depth about the sector of the population (21 percent in Door […]

  • Jacksonport Adds Kayak Launch Fees, Disc Golf Course

    At its March town board meeting, which was held on April 6, the Jacksonport Town Board voted to begin charging a $5 launch fee for individuals who launch kayaks from the town’s Schauer Park. The board members also decided to charge kayak companies that launch from there a $500 annual launch fee. The board was […]

  • Featured Pet: Clinger

    Hello, Door County! This is Clinger, this week’s Door County Humane Society (DCHS) featured pet. Yes, you heard right C-L-I-N-G-E-R. The reason she received this unique name is because she literally clings to anyone who is nearby. You see, Clinger loves people and wants to receive as much attention as possible. She likes becoming someone’s […]

  • Book Binding Raises Funds for MS

    The fourth annual MS Fundraiser book binding class takes place May 6, 11 am – 3 pm, at the Bay Shore Inn’s main lodge. Class and materials are generously provided by Kathy Hackbarth of DePere. Participants should bring their favorite snack, dish, or dessert to share. Beverages will be provided. The cost is $50. RSVP […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The People Have Spoken…or Have They?

    Last Tuesday, eligible citizens in the Southern Door County School District had the opportunity to vote whether to continue the proud tradition of providing their children with an outstanding public education; 50.56 percent of the citizens voted NO and 49.44 percent voted YES. The people have spoken. Or have they? The referendum to maintain district […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: April 14, 2017

    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. Weekly Independent Expositor, April 15, 1881 J.T. Wright has just put up ice at Idlewild for use at his summer resort. He reports the ice to be thirty […]

  • Plans to Stock Skamania Steelhead in Kewaunee River

    As they begin to swim up and gulp down their first few meals after hatching, the young Skamania steelhead at Kettle Moraine Springs State Fish Hatchery are making important progress toward Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources goals of ensuring a diverse Lake Michigan fishery. The fish, hatched from eggs provided by the state of Indiana […]

  • Jens Jensen in “Chicago Magazine”

    Jens Jensen is known in Door County as the founder of The Clearing, but the famed landscape architect left a lasting impression in Chicago before he migrated north to Ellison Bay late in life. Sixty-six years after he died, Jensen continues to grow in esteem in the Windy City for his contributions to the city’s […]

  • Recap: Legislative Days 2017

    On April 5 and 6, more than 120 public officials, citizens and students rallied at the Capitol in Madison to speak with legislators about both the challenges and opportunities faced by Door and Kewaunee counties. While some topics such as broadband funding were supportive of measures already taken at the state level, others, including water […]

  • Hope United Hosts Stormy Weather Sing-Along

    Join the Stormy Weather Sing-Along, a group singing event, on April 17 at 7 pm. Gather at Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S. 12th Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Songbooks will be available, and local singer-musician John Contratto will lead songs such as “Stormy Weather,” “Summertime” and “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.” A freewill offering […]

  • Science Snippet: Fastest Roller Coaster

    The world’s fastest roller coaster, the Formula Rossa, is in Abu Dhabi at the “Ferrari World” theme park. Not for the faint-hearted, the coaster goes from 0-60 mph in two seconds and hits a top speed of 149 mph within five seconds. It uses a hydraulic launcher similar to those used on aircraft carriers to […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: April 14

    Happy Easter! I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday weekend. I’m pleased to announce that the ice went out at 9:30 pm on Thursday, March 30. I’ll provide the names of all the Ice Out Contest winners as soon as that information is available. The Sister Bay Advancement Association’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt […]

  • Climate Change: So, What Can I Do?

    By Jonathan Foley Three things in five categories. Food. Nothing impacts the planet more than the use and production of food. Agriculture already uses up 35 to 40 percent of our planet’s land area, drives 70 percent of our freshwater withdrawals worldwide, and produces nearly 25 percent of our greenhouse gas emissions, mainly through deforestation, […]

  • Door County Yoga Offers Kid Classes

    Door County Yoga is offering a kids yoga class and an “Ayurveda & Self-Care” workshop in April. Center yourself, relax and rejuvenate with Hatha Yoga, pranayama, herbs and massage in the “Ayurveda & Self-Care” workshop on April 30, 11 am – 2:30 pm. By the end of it participants will surely feel the “yoga glow.” […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: April 14, 2017

    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? “I love me a bit of roast LeBeouf.” “I can’t decide whose body I want to superimpose my face on.” “I’m bad […]

  • When Jobs Don’t Matter (As Much): My takeaway from Legislative Days

    Economic development is the hallmark of Legislative Days. Sure, there are issues such as clean water and the school start date that might be understood as social or environmental, but they’re not presented that way. We don’t argue for clean water because it makes the lake look pretty, we say dirty water and closed beaches […]

  • Open Door Pride Meeting on April 18

    The next meeting for Open Door Pride will be held April 18 at 6 pm at Door County Fire Company, Sturgeon Bay. The meeting is open to all who want to help create an event that celebrates the community’s diversity and inclusion for all. Open Door Pride will be held June 24, 11 am – […]

  • DCMC Recognized in Excellence in Healthcare Awards

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) was recognized with 10 distinct Excellence in Healthcare Awards for its emergency, inpatient and outpatient services by national healthcare research leader Professional Research Consultants, Inc. (PRC). DCMC leaders will receive the awards during the 2017 Excellence in Healthcare Conference in Austin, Texas on June 22. Excellence in Healthcare Awards recognize […]

  • Manners Matter: Texting & Driving

    Dear Mary Pat, While at stoplights during my commute to work everyday, I regularly notice other drivers texting. It doesn’t stop when the light turns green. This is bothering me more and more, but as they are oblivious to the world around them (and therefore, the bewildered look on my face as I stare at […]

  • Appliance Avenue Celebrates Grand Reopening

    Appliance Avenue, America’s Mattress Gallery and the Cellcom satellite store, divisions of Door County Cooperative, are celebrating a grand reopening in their new location on 938 Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay. The celebration will kick off on April 22, 12-4 pm, with live music by Erin Krebs, jugglers, food, great deals and a chance […]

  • From Earth Day to Arbor Day

    Fish Creek resident Wayne Kudick wants to put Door County on the map as a green destination. “The origins came out of a project to increase the number of trees that are planted up here,” he said. Kudick’s idea is to Celebrate Earth Week in Door County between Earth Day on April 22 and Arbor […]

  • Door to Nature: Seldom Seen Salamanders

    I have heard a muddy puppy give out a yelp or two, but have you ever heard a mudpuppy bark? Supposedly it was thought years ago that these, the largest of Wisconsin’s salamanders, could actually bark. I know some of you have handled mudpuppies while you were ice fishing and that upon removing them from […]

  • Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Honored with Safety Award

    The Wisconsin Safety Council, the state’s leading provider of safety training and programming, and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) honored Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding with a Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award. The Wisconsin Corporate Safety Awards honored 11 companies. The winners were chosen based on information they provided on their organization’s safety and health leadership, […]

  • Practice for Life: Sturgeon Bay autism program aims for happy, productive citizens

    Opening doors is the goal of the Sturgeon Bay School District’s autism education program, and not just for students in the program, but for other students in the school, teachers, parents, potential employers and the community at large. “With it being Autism Awareness Month, we need to let people know. We just want to scream, […]

  • Trivia: Which beloved Easter treat had a London café opened in its honor in 2016?

    Question: Which beloved Easter treat had a London café opened in its honor in 2016? Answer: The Cadbury Crème Egg. In 2016, the Crème de la Crème Egg Café opened in London featuring dishes made with this Eastertime favorite. The menu includes breakfast sandwiches, a boiled egg with toast strips, and a tray bake.

  • Success in their First Season: Clippers Special Olympics basketball team plays in state tournament

    With an impressive record of 5-1, the Door County Clippers Special Olympics basketball team traveled to UW-Oshkosh’s Kolf Center on April 8 & 9 to participate in the state tournament. This is the first season for the team, which is made up of two Sturgeon Bay High School students and seven Sturgeon Bay Middle School […]

  • Letter to the Editor: ‘I Inherited A Mess’

    Day after day President Trump utters the words “I inherited a mess.” He did so again in his April 5th press conference with the King of Jordan. Let’s look at the facts. When Obama took office the country was losing a half million jobs a month. When Obama took office the stock market was cratering […]

  • Celebrate Earth Week Events 2017

      April 19 Write On, Earth Day, Meadows Art Gallery at Scandia Village, 10560 Applewood Road, Sister Bay, 7-8 pm. Join Door County writers and artists in a celebration of Earth Day. Featuring works by Sharon Auberle, Francha Barnard and Ralph Murre; photography by Heather Frykman; piano by Kim Larson; and words of fellowship by […]

  • Crossroads Offers Egg Hunt Alternative with EGGStravaganza

    EGGStravaganza returns to Crossroads at Big Creek on April 15 at 2 pm. This is not an egg hunt; there will be no chocolate bunnies or jellybeans or pastel plastic trinkets. EGGStravaganza is a science lesson, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be fun. During this annual event, families gather to investigate chicken eggs. Learners […]

  • Kiwanis Club Hosts Fish Fry

    The Kiwanis Club of Sturgeon Bay will host a Door County whitefish fry on April 27, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, at the Mill Supper Club in Sturgeon Bay. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis Local Autism Project. The cost is $14 for adults and $6 for children (under 12). Get tickets at the door. Diners can eat […]

  • Door County Historical Society Monthly Dinner Program Features Chambers Island

    The Door County Historical Society will host its monthly dinner program, “History of Chambers Island,” presented by Mary Ann Blahnik on April 24. The dinner and program will be held at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay at 6 pm. In 1850, Chambers Island was a thriving logging, fishing and shipbuilding community. It was […]

  • Burning Cow Music Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

    Burning Cow Music Festival will bring nationally renowned and emerging blues, alt-country and rock n’ roll bands from across the country to Door County on July 27-29. The 40-acre festival site just north of Sturgeon Bay will resonate with the sounds of camping fans and accomplished musicians alike. Free camping is provided with each ticket […]

  • Landmark Resort Launches New Website

    Find your vacation bliss through the ease of technology on the Landmark Resort’s newly optimized and responsive website, Book your next vacation at The Landmark through the convenience of your mobile phone, or casually browse via personal computer, the beautiful views offered from the rooms of the Landmark and the amenities available onsite for […]

  • Newport State Park Celebrates Earth Day and Dark Sky Week

    Come celebrate Earth Day (April 22) at Newport State Park at their Earth Day Work Day from 9 am to 12 pm. Everyone is welcome, regardless of skill level. It’s a great family opportunity, and bring work gloves, loppers or pruners if you have them. Meet at the shop/maintenance building. Lunch will be provided. Call […]

  • Fire Department Offers Safety Classes

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. Classes will be offered at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road April 20 & 24, 6 – 10 […]

  • YMCA to Hold Free Community Event for Families

    On April 22, 10 am – 1 pm, the Northern Door YMCA Program Center is holding a free community event to inspire parents and kids to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long. The same event will be offered April 29, 10 am – 1 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA Program Center. Both […]

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Judges Visited Algoma

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “Culture of Health Prize” judges were in Algoma on April 12 & 13. Live Algoma is a community health initiative that encompasses the Algoma School District area. After five rounds of competition, Live Algoma is one of 11 finalists for this national award. The Culture of Health Prize competition started […]

  • Joe Weber. Server of the Week.

    Server of the Week: Joe Weber

    Broken car? Don’t know where to go? Call Weber Auto and talk to Joe. He works on cars, inside and out. He’ll find what’s wrong without a doubt! He gets you in as fast as he can. For great rates, great service – he’s the man! – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You!

    We want to thank all of you for the amazing generosity, thoughtfulness, prayers and support we experienced during the ordeal of Kenan’s last journey through life. Even though he could no longer speak, we know Kenan understood and appreciated all of your loving gestures and words of comfort. Bless you all. The Pat Bunda family, […]

  • Sport Standings: As of April 9, 2017

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of April 9 Baseball Standings – Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Gibraltar, 1-0, 2-2, 1.000 Algoma, 1-0, 2-0, 1.000 Sturgeon Bay, 1-0, 1-1, 1.000 Kewaunee, 1-1, 2-2, .500 Southern Door, 1-1, 2-1, .500 Green Bay N.E.W., 0-1, 1-1, .000 Sevastopol, 0-1, 1-1, .000 Oconto, 0-1, 1-3, […]

  • Ribbon Cutting at New Ford-Lincoln Building

    Jim Olson cut the ribbon at his new Ford-Lincoln building in Sturgeon Bay on April 4. Olson was moved to tears as he dedicated the building to the late Jeff Brouchoud, former service manager at Jim Olson, who died in March. Pictured left to right: Caleb Frostman, Sam Perlman, Jim Olson, Thad Birmingham and Ron […]

  • Climate Change Coalition Receives Brico Fund Grant

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County (CCCDC) is pleased to announce it received an $11,000 Brico Fund grant to support 2017 operations. Brico Fund focuses on building the collective capacity of people and organizations to actively and sustainably improve the civic, cultural and natural environment. One of their priorities is to improve the water […]

  • Algoma Spring Tree Care April 22

    On Saturday, April 22, the City of Algoma Tree Management Committee will host a Spring Tree Care Program at 9 am in the Algoma City Hall Council Chambers at 416 Fremont St. The speaker will be Dan Traas of Ranger Services Inc. in Appleton, an urban forestry and landscape management consulting firm. Dan is a […]

  • Moriah Grahl Named Valedictorian at Sturgeon Bay High School

    Moriah Grahl was named the valedictorian of the Sturgeon Bay High School Class of 2017. Salutatorian is Jenna Seiler. Other high honors for top 10 percent GPA will go to Moriah Grahl, Jenna Seiler, Blaze Woldt, Eleanore Scheer, Noah Roberts, Nicholas Greenlaw, Brent Mallien, Jeffrey Alberts, Ashton Spritka, Wil Steebs and Paige Sullivan. Honors will […]

  • Gallagher Visits Door County Medical Center

    On April 12, Rep. Mike Gallagher visited Door County Medical Center (DCMC) and the DCMC Dental Clinic to meet with senior leaders and learn about how DCMC invests in local programs to impact community health. Gallagher is seeking to understand the impact of health care reform on rural areas like Door County to inform his […]

  • Aladdin, Jr. St. John Bosco.

    St. John Bosco Presents “Aladdin, Jr.”

    St. John Bosco proudly presents Aladdin, Jr. on April 27 at 3:30 pm, April 28 at 7 pm, and April 29 at 2 pm in the St. John Bosco Gym. The 75-minute musical, designed for upper elementary and middle school aged performers, is based on the iconic animated film, with an Academy Award-winning score by […]

  • Why Gas Prices Rise in Spring

    The weather is getting warmer and families are preparing their summer vacation schedules, driving throughout the Midwest while teens joyride with the windows down for the first time in months. This increased demand must bump the demand, and thus the price, of gas, right? Not exactly. The Clean Air Act Amendments in 1990 changed how […]

  • Volunteers Wanted at Scandia Village for Grounds Cleanup

    Volunteers are needed to help with grounds cleanup at Scandia Village Good Samaritan, at 9 am on April 22. This is a great opportunity for students looking to fulfill community service hours and people of all ages to celebrate spring. Lend nature a hand and encourage volunteerism within your group or family. A free picnic […]

  • Legislative Days: Speaker Vos Slams Walker’s Transportation Funding

    In a short address to delegates during breakfast on April 6 at Legislative Days, Speaker of the House Robin Vos said he agrees with fellow Republican Gov. Scott Walker on almost everything, just not transportation funding. “Our roads are going to hell, you’re right,” said Vos in response to a question from a delegate. “[Walker’s] […]

  • 2017 Summer Music Preview Deadline Approaching

    As we’ve done in the past, the Peninsula Pulse will bring you a rundown of this summer’s live music gigs through our annual Summer Music Preview in June. There will be a calendar of live music events, a list of music venues, and highlights of the season’s biggest gigs. Businesses, organizations and musicians – let […]

  • Josh Harty

    North Dakota Songsmith to Perform at Lost Moth Gallery

    Josh Harty will perform at Lost Moth Gallery on April 15 at 7 pm. Harty is a North Dakota songsmith and a third generation musician. After playing in several cover bands in Fargo during his teens, Harty started his songwriting career when a local booking agent asked him if he could perform 45 minutes worth […]

  • Celebrate Earth Day Weekend at Greens N Grains

    There will be live music, specials in the café and deals on products at Greens N Grains in Egg Harbor as part of their Earth Day celebration, April 22 & 23. “What we buy and eat has an enormous effect on our Earth,” said Greens N Grains owner Kathy Navis. “Come celebrate Earth Day weekend […]

  • Bjorklunden Hosts Lawrence University Studio Concert

    Lawrence University’s Björklunden will host a joint concert on April 16 at 1:30 pm. The Lawrence University Flute Studio, led by professor Erin Lesser, is made up of 14 students ranging from freshmen to seniors. They will present several works including the world premiere performance of “Fractured Focus” by Ilan Blanck. Blanck is in the […]

  • Legislative Days: Lieutenant Governor on Workforce Development

    After a day of meeting with state agencies and legislative lobbying during Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch joined the delegates for their evening reception featuring food and drinks from throughout the peninsula. Kleefisch delivered a well-practiced speech on some of the goals of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2017-19 budget proposal, a speech she has […]

  • Apricot Dude Ranch. Cheers! Door County Brewing Company.

    Cheers!: The Dude Ranch Comes to Me

    I just cracked open my first bottle of Apricot Dude Ranch, a Belgian-style pale ale with apricots from Door County Brewing Co., and I just want to say Yippee ki yay! As a kid, it seemed the only way I’d ever get a chance to ride a horse was by going to a dude ranch, […]

  • Norther Door Children Center Hosts Open House

    On April 22, Northern Door Children’s Center will host an open house for the community in conjunction with an all-day radio broadcast by WSBW 105.1. Part of the family of stations, WSBW will broadcast from the Children’s Center from 6 am to 6 pm. All the proceeds of the advertising to be aired on […]

  • Annual Booyah and Bread Lunch Scheduled

    The annual booyah and bread lunch will be held at the Belgian Heritage Center on April 23, 11 am to 2 pm. Booyah, a hearty soup typically cooked in outdoor kettles, is a traditional dish and a mainstay at gatherings in the Belgian settlement area. This year, as part of the event, you will have […]

  • Restoring Fish Creek’s Watershed

    At the opening of a special Gibraltar Plan Commission meeting on April 10 to discuss the Fish Creek watershed, one thing was clear: the creek just isn’t what it used to be. Residents recalled decades ago when the creek was teeming with spawning fish and a strong current while others expressed disappointment that few people […]

  • State News: High-Capacity Wells, Beekeeper Tax Break, Milk Contracts

    State Farmers Lose Canadian Milk Contracts A Wisconsin dairy processor says changes to Canadian policies forced the company to end milk contracts with 75 farmers in the state. Grassland Dairy Products in Greenwood, Wis., announced the company is dropping several producers because a new Canadian pricing scheme means the company can no longer sell ultra-filtered […]

  • The Play’s the Thing 2017 Series Ends on a Positive Note

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of Miss Holmes by Christopher M. Walsh before a crowd of more than 125 at Björklunden on April 3. Miss Holmes was produced as part of The Play’s the Thing, a winter series of play readings organized by Peninsula Players Theatre. Audience members enjoyed the evening’s performance by Peninsula […]

  • Door County Sister City Jingdezhen Invites All to 2017 International Ceramics Festival

    Door County Sister City Jingdezhen, China has extended an invitation to any interested Door County residents to attend the city’s 2017 International Ceramics Festival. The festival runs from Oct. 18-22, 2017. Participants would need to arrive in Jingdezhen no later than Oct. 17. Once in Jingdezhen, food, lodging, transportation, museum entry fees, etc. are covered […]

  • DCVB to Host 3rd Travel & Tourism Summit

    On April 25, 8:30 am – 4 pm, the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) will host their third Door County Travel & Tourism Summit at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center. The DCVB called upon their nationally recognized, award-winning marketing partners to share their insights and expertise. Attend the summit to get up-to-speed on the […]

  • Run the Door Kicks Off with Fun Run

    Run the Door is off and running for 2017. It all starts with a three-mile fun run sponsored by the Door County Silent Sports Alliance (DCSSA) on April 18, 6 pm, at the Door County Fire Company, 38 S. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay. In its fourth year, Run the Door is a points-and-participation circuit that […]

  • Hope United Hosts Reception for Discuss Door County Final Report

    A public reception to release the Final Report and unveil the artwork of Discuss Door County will be held on May 9, 5-7 pm, at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay. Discuss Door County is the banner under which the Door County Community Foundation listens to the community. Throughout 2016, the community gathered […]

  • Amy Kohnle Honored at HELP of Door County Annual Meeting

    Amy Kohnle, executive director of the United Way of Door County, was honored as this year’s recipient of the Anne Kok Social Justice Award at HELP of Door County’s Annual Meeting. The award honors those who carry on Kok’s legacy and are champions of social justice, change and domestic violence advocacy. Paul Kok, board member […]

  • Tavern League Donates to Dream Camp Wisconsin

    The Door County Tavern League donated $250 to Dream Camp Wisconsin, which is sponsored by Sportsmen With Heart. The camp makes it possible for children with diseases and less fortunate to experience the outdoor lifestyle in Wisconsin. The Dream Camp is supported by Make a Wish Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Door County Tavern […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Johnson Doesn’t Represent Constituents

    I recently listened in to a Ron Johnson “Tele Town Hall.” One of the callers asked Mr. Johnson if he takes into consideration, when voting, the feedback he gets from constituents. He danced around the answer a bit, but in the end basically said that we elected him and we elected Mr. Trump, and so […]

  • Board Recommends Actions to Reduce Risks from Algal Blooms

    In a new report, the Health Professionals Advisory Board (HPAB) of the International Joint Commission (IJC) outlines several actions to augment and improve efforts to monitor and control human risks from exposure to cyanobacteria and its associated toxins, which are often present in harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes during the warmer months. Some […]

  • By the Numbers: Wisconsin Energy

    7 Wisconsin’s ranking for ethanol production in 2016. 8.4 The percentage of electricity generated by renewable energy, split among biomass, wind and hydroelectric power (2015). 15 Wisconsin’s ranking for average retail price of electricity, at 13.74 cents a kilowatt hour. Hawaii is highest at 27.68 cents and Louisiana is lowest at 9.12 cents. 23 Wisconsin’s […]

  • Eight Wisconsin Communities Vote Against Citizens United

    On April 4, Wisconsin residents in eight more communities voted to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only human beings – not corporation, unions or SuperPACs – should have inalienable human rights and money is not the same thing as free speech. All referenda passed with overwhelming majorities: Racine (81 percent), Monona (91 percent), […]

  • Conservation Congress Narrowly Supports Sandhill Crane Hunt

    Of the 88 questions on the 2017 Wisconsin Conservation Congress (WCC) annual spring meeting held in all 72 counties on April 10, the one with the smallest margin of winning votes was whether Wisconsin should have a sandhill crane hunt. The measure won by just 300 votes in the state, 2,349 voting yes and 2,049 […]

  • Obituary: Frederick Paul Krumenacher

    Frederick Paul Krumenacher, 90, of Sister Bay, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Born on July 4th, 1926 in Milwaukee Wisconson to Fred Krumenacher and Appalonia Krumenacher (Schaefer) and raised by his wonderful step mother, Claire Krumenacher (Ferguson). Fred is survived by his wife, Carol (Blossfield) of 58 years, sons Paul, Carl, Jack […]

  • Obituary: Dean S. McNeil, Sr.

    June 15, 1923 – April 8, 2017 Dean S. McNeil, Sr. was born in Chicago, IL and raised in Glen Ellyn, IL along with his sister, Gail, by his parents William and Lillian (nee Jacobsen) McNeil .  Graduated from Glenbard High School (class of ’41) and attended Utah State University in Logan, UT.  Attended Loyola […]

  • Obituary: Gerald Uecker

    Gerald Uecker, 90, of Forestville, passed away at home on April 7, 2017.  He was born July 24, 1926 in Forestville to Walter and Esther (Draves) Uecker.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  On Aug. 27, 1955, he married Joyce Kramer at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville.  She […]

  • Obituary: Dennis R. Slyfield

    Dennis R. Slyfield, 75, of Clark Lake Drive in the Town of Jacksonport, was called home on April 7, 2017 at Door County Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1941 in Milwaukee, the son of Robert and Bernice (Gaffrey) Slyfield. Dennis graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School in 1959. Following graduation, he worked for […]

  • Obituary: Jim Seiler

    James “Jim” Seiler, 73, of Forestville, passed away on April 5, 2017.  He was born March 15, 1944 in Sturgeon Bay to Walter and Grace (Halverson) Seiler.  On May 24, 1986, he married Keitha Langlois in Appleton.  Jim attended and played varsity football at Algoma High School, graduating in 1962. Jim worked as a salesman […]

  • Obituary: Kirby Cornell

    Kirby Cornell, also known as Kirby Clyde, passed away in his home on Wednesday April 5th 2017 with his daughter by his side.  He was born on Washington Island in 1935 to Milton and Helen Cornell.  He graduated from Washington Island High School in 1953.  Kirby had many different interests.  He attended a baseball school […]

  • Obituary: Dr. Richard Earl Wiesner

    Dr. Richard Earl Wiesner (Doc), age 80, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, died on April 5, 2017, after a long struggle following a massive stroke in 2006. Doc was born on January 21, 1937 to Earl & Jeanette (Bonnes) Wiesner of Sturgeon Bay. He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1955. He completed his undergraduate […]

  • Obituary: Shirley Allie

    Shirley Allie, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on April 3, 2017 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF.  She was born August 22, 1929 in Wabeno, Wisconsin to John and Evelyn (Davis) Denn.  On June 25, 1949, she married Albert “Bud” Allie at St. Joseph Church in Sturgeon Bay.  He preceded her in death on August 15, […]

  • Obituary: Willard Hugo Dhein

    Willard Hugo Dhein, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday morning, April 3, 2017 at Whispering Pines CBRF. He was born April 9, 1924 in West Bend, the son of the late Henry and Amanda (Bock) Dhein. Willard graduated from West Bend High School in 1942. Willard served his country for two years with the […]

  • Obituary: Virginia Coolidge Greenfeldt

    Virginia Coolidge Greenfeldt passed away at Scandia Village on April 2, 2017, three days before her 97th birthday. She is survived by her three children, Vance (Jinny) Gudmundsen, Gail Gudmundsen (Mead Killion) and Lynn Gudmundsen, her three grandsons, Theodore, Jake, and Peter Gudmundsen and one great grandson, John Vance Gudmundsen. Her husband, Lorman Greenfeldt (Washington Island), […]

  • Obituary: June Schmidt

    June Schmidt, 84, of Crandon, died April 1, 2017 at the home of her daughter Lorna in Sturgeon Bay, under the care of her family and Unity Hospice. She was born on July 6, 1932 in Crandon to Joseph Zakzeski and Hattie Rowe. June married Bruce Schmidt on September 26, 1953 in Crandon. He preceded her […]

  • In Memoriam: Bob Yttri

    Bob Yttri liked to say, “I don’t have customers, I have friends.” Last week, Yttri’s friends mourned the loss of the local legend who turned The Red Putter mini golf course in Ephraim into a staple of Door County summers. Yttri died Thursday, April 6, at age 79, and hundreds poured memories of his kindness, […]

  • Births: 1-7, 2017

    Johana Magana and Jose M. Cortez, Casco, Wis., are the parents of a son born April 7, 2017, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Maria T. Cardenas and Jaoguin I. Magana, Mexico. Paternal grandparents are Maria F. Mojica and Manuel Cortez, Mexico. Amanda and Jesse Bennett, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents […]

  • Rep. Gallagher Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

    This week Rep. Mike Gallagher announced the 2017 Congressional Art Competition is now open to all high school students in the 8th District. Students can submit their artwork to the office of Rep. Gallagher and the winner will have their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol alongside the winning artwork from all […]

  • 2017 Spring Classes At The Clearing

    The start of the week-long classes at The Clearing is near. While some classes are full, others have openings, including openings for commuter students. Classes in May and early June that still have availability are: April 30-May 7 Quilting: These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things, by Judy Hasheider Knitting: Sampler Afghan, by Arnhild […]

  • Upcoming Write On, Door County Workshops: Using the News to Spark Creativity, Revise Like A Pro

    As writers and observers in the world, engaging in what we read in the news can feel overwhelming. How do we make meaning of the media to positively impact our emotional, spiritual, and intellectual lives? Artists Tami Mohamed Brown and MJ Gabrielsen will show you ways to use printed news to construct new ideas in […]

  • Wisconsin Historical Society Book Uncovers State’s ‘Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels’

    Meet the mayors, ministers, mystics, murderers and more whose lives influenced and defined the state of Wisconsin in the Wisconsin Historical Society Press’s newest release, Warriors, Saints, and Scoundrels: Brief Portraits of Real People Who Shaped Wisconsin. This collection of brief biographies illustrates the lives of unique, quirky and inspiring individuals who influenced our history, […]

  • 2017 Hal Prize Deadline is May 1

    The submission deadline for this year’s Hal Prize contest is quickly approaching. Poets, photographers and fiction/nonfiction writers are encouraged to submit their creative efforts by Monday, May 1 for a chance to be published in the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Literary Issue. Conducted annually since 2001, the mission of the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize is to […]

  • Bestseller List: April 14, 2017

      HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders 2. The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck 3. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 4. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman 5. Vicious Circle, by C.J. Box HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 2. The Stranger in the Woods, by […]

  • Crowdfunding for Deathfolk’s Debut Album

    After spending the better part of a decade playing gigs at bars and festivals across the peninsula, old-timey folk duo Deathfolk has launched a crowdfunding campaign and entered the recording studio with plans to release their debut album in June. The acoustic/electric duo of Jess Holland and Nick Hoover has been playing music together since […]

  • Celebrating Wings in Watercolor

    An Illinois artist with a passion for birds and watercolors is giving bird watchers, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts a new perspective on Midwest game birds with an exhibit of paintings that capture the complexities of various species’ wings. “Watercolor Wings,” part of the Reflections on The Ridges art and lecture series, is the work of […]

  • Ugly Purses Up for Auction April 22

      by Zach Jaeger On April 22, Jim’s Bar in Casco will host the second annual Ugly Purse Auction. A live auction begins at 7 pm, followed by chili and karaoke. The proceeds of the fundraiser go to the Casco Fire Department. At the auction, bidders will wage war over donated purses that have seen […]

  • Questions & Authors: Erika Janik of ‘Wisconsin Life’

    Nonfiction writers who submit to the Peninsula Pulse’s 2017 Hal Prize contest will have the chance for their creative works to pass before the eyes of well-known Wisconsin historian and author Erika Janik, this year’s nonfiction judge. Janik is a familiar voice to dedicated Wisconsin Public Radio listeners. As the executive producer of Wisconsin Life, […]

  • 2017 Door County Easter Egg Hunts

    Baileys Harbor The Baileys Harbor Community Association is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and meet-and-greet with the Easter bunny at 10 am on Saturday, April 15 at Baileys Harbor Recreation Park, 2623 Summit Road. The egg hunt is for children ages 6 and under but kids of all ages are invited to participate in craft […]

  • Student Delegates Take on the Capitol During Legislative Days

    More than 30 student delegates from high schools in Door and Kewaunee Counties went to Madison for Legislative Days on April 5. The group met with legislators and learned about the legislative process under the lights of the capitol building. In the morning on April 5, Spencer Gustafson welcomed them. Gustafson is a 2013 Sturgeon […]