Peninsula Pulse – April 20-27, 2018

In this issue

  • April Blizzard Puts Farmers Weeks Behind

    Rollie Jorns learned just how dangerous the recent April snowfall was when he was shoveling snow near his maple syrup production building in Egg Harbor on Wednesday when snow slid off the metal roof and nearly buried him. “I had three orders to fill so I had to shovel a path to my maple syrup […]

  • State News: Sales Tax Holiday, Gun Rights, Weather

    Using Veto, Walker Expands Sales Tax Holiday Gov. Scott Walker signed a one-time, $100 child tax credit and late-summer sales tax holiday into law Tuesday, using his veto pen to expand the sales tax holiday from two days to five days. Under the new law, Wisconsin parents will be able to claim $100 for every […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for DOOR CANcer Support

    I would like to thank DOOR CANcer for all the help they do. Back in 2010 I was diagnosed with cancer. I went through chemo and radiation treatments and I was told it worked. In March 2016 I was told I am now at stage four with no cure. It hit me and my family […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Agricultural Unbalance

    Here in the United States people are sacrificing the environment, their relationship with their neighbors, and their “dietary lifestyle standards” for an animal protein consuming society. Responsibility falls on all of us, as we all contribute to the existence of CAFO operations. According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture, CAFOs, or Concentrated Animal Feeding […]

  • Municipal Meetings: April 20 – 27

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm April 24. County of Door:  The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm April 24 for a hearing on the proposed RV campground in Jacksonport. If necessary, the board will reconvene at 6 pm April 26. Town of Gibraltar:  The […]

  • Door, Kewaunee Receive Broadband Expansion Grants

    Rep. Joel Kitchens released the following statement regarding Governor Scott Walker’s announcement of broadband expansion grant funding in Wisconsin:  “Yesterday (April 12), Governor Walker announced $7.68 million in Broadband Expansion Grants for 46 rural communities throughout Wisconsin, including here in the 1st Assembly District. The Town of Liberty Grove and Kewaunee County will use these […]

  • Southern Door Human Kindness Project April 29

    LEAP: The Human Kindness Project has been rescheduled for April 29, 6 pm at Southern Door Community Auditorium. Sponsored by Door County Medical Center, “LEAP: The Human Kindness Project” is a student-led, adult-facilitated program that gathers students from Door County high schools to address an issue of social change. Each year, the group collaborates with […]

  • Rogue Theater Announces Contest Winners at April 22 Show

    In January, Rogue Theater announced a murder mystery playwriters contest to community writers, encouraging all its patrons to practice their writing skills and submit their stories. The winner would get their own murder mystery produced and brought to the stage. Rogue Theater was thrilled with the play submissions they received. Each play offered mystery, humor […]

  • James May Gallery Hosts “Art of Water”

    James May Gallery invites the public to join more than 100 regional and national artists celebrating “our most vital resource” at a gallery exhibition spread throughout nine downtown Algoma business including James May Gallery, JMG North, Steele Street Trading Co. & Gallery, Jabberwock Gallery and Studio, Clay on Steele, Yardstick, The Algoma Book Corner, Steele […]

  • “Death Rides the Ferry” Book Tour to Stop in Door County

    Death Rides the Ferry, the fourth book in Patricia Skalka’s Dave Cubiak Door County mystery series, is set for release May 8, 2018. In Death Rides the Ferry, the Viola da Gamba Music Festival returns to Washington Island after a 40-year absence. The jubilant mood sours when a passenger is found dead on a ferry. […]

  • Trivia: Cyrus McCormick is considered the “Father of Modern Agriculture.” What invention is he known for and when did he invent it?

    Question:  Cyrus McCormick is considered the “Father of Modern Agriculture.” What invention is he known for and when did he invent it? Answer:  The world’s first mechanical reaper in 1831.

  • Server of the Week: Amanda Housner

      We were hungry for tacos so went to Taco Bell There we met Amanda She treated us swell.   Her smile was so big and bright It lit the room just like a light! – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • St. John Bosco Brings “Mary Poppins Jr.” to Life Starting April 26

    Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins JR. is playing at St. John Bosco School April 26 at 3:30 pm, April 27 at 7 pm, April 28 at 2 pm in the St. John Bosco Gym. The “practically perfect” 70-minute musical, designed for middle school-aged performers, is based on the classic P.L. Travers stories and the […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: April 20, 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? “She’s not a blonde and that is not hair.” “I’ll marry for lands, titles and a snow plow.” “I don’t mean to […]

  • Salon of High School Art Opens April 21

    The Miller Art Museum announces the opening of the 44th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art on April 21. The public is invited to join students and family at the opening reception April 23, 7 – 8:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. Along with […]

  • Reps in the News: Gallagher Supports Wetland Restoration

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after Governor Walker signed Assembly Bill 731 into law:  “I am delighted that the Governor has signed my Newspaper Legal Notice Bill, Assembly Bill 731, which will allow free newspapers to receive compensation for publishing legal notices and serve as the paper of record for certain […]

  • Peninsula State Park Hosts Campfire Reading for Earth Day

    Gather round a Peninsula State Park campfire April 22, 11 am to noon, to hear The Lorax read. This classic Dr. Seuss story is about taking care of Planet Earth. Meet at the Nature Center. Kids can decorate a Lorax wind-sock with truffula trees and swomee swans. All ages welcome. The program is free but […]

  • Reader Identifies Herself in Bookmobile Photo

    The cover of the Pulse’s inside section April 6 sparked memories for Jane Reeves of Whitefish Bay, who immediately recognized the bookmobile stop depicted in the 1952 photo, as well as most of the adults and children in it. She was kind enough to fill us in. Pictured are, from left:  Florence Tipler, Irene Lauscher, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Again, Very Interesting

    I almost wasn’t going to respond to Scotty Watts letter from April 6th, but I also find the politics in Fish Creek pretty interesting. The most interesting thing to me is that the real issue regarding the parking lot project in Fish Creek isn’t the lot itself, but the fact that not one single permit […]

  • Play’s the Thing Finished for 2018 and Scheduled for 2019

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of A Fine Bright Day Today, a new play by British playwright Philip Goulding, on April 2 at Björklunden. A Fine Bright Day Today was produced as the final installment of The Play’s the Thing, a winter series of play readings organized by Peninsula Players Theatre. A Fine Bright […]

  • TAP Reschedules Shows Due to Blizzard

    A couple performances of Third Avenue Playhouse’s Gray’s Anatomy have been rescheduled due to the recent blizzard. The final performances will be held April 19-22, at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, at 2 pm Saturday and Sunday, and 6:30 pm Sunday. This show, featuring Doug Mancheski, contains mature subject matter and is not recommended […]

  • Letter to the Editor: New Sign at Eagle Panorama

    Whose idea was it to put this new sign in the middle of the panoramic view at Eagle Panorama in Peninsula Park? The sign says it’s by, which suggests it’s another of the governor’s ideas to privatize the state parks. Boo, hiss! Apparently, it’s designed for people who must take a “selfie” everywhere. Again, […]

  • New Black Belt Promotions

    (Left to right) Peter Smith, Daniel Barnard and Shaun Koulias pictured on April 12, when Barnard was promoted to second-degree black belt in Taekwondo at Door County Martial Arts. Submitted.

  • Letter to the Editor: Assembly Version Didn’t Make It

    Representative Kitchens – I find your recent article in the Peninsula Pulse relative to the school safety regulations, Assembly Bill 1031, was misleading and leaving a false impression on the minds of the public in general. You state, “The school safety package will require purchasers of rifles and shotguns to go through the same stringent […]

  • Door Shakespeare Summer Theatre Program Opens for Reservations

    Door Shakespeare is currently taking reservations for the 2018 summer theatre program, Camp Will. Three sessions are available:  July 16-20, July 30 – Aug. 3, and Aug. 13-17. The week-long theater camp takes place Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 12:30 pm on the Door Shakespeare stage in the Garden of Björklunden, 1.5 miles […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Gerrymandering is Bipartisan Issue

    In times of deep division, it is important to look for common ground. Fortunately, there is one thing that all true American patriots can come together on. We all want a political system where our vote has the same weight as the next person’s. Unfortunately, three things stand in the way of achieving this: gerrymandering, […]

  • Pet Talk: Feline Facts

    Cats are mysterious creatures. Below are some amazing facts about our feline companions. Cats sleep for almost 70 percent of their lives, which means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life. A fingerprint is to a human as a nose print is to a cat. Cats are unable to […]

  • County Board Passes Resolution on Campaign Finance Reform

    By a vote of 19 – 2, the Door County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution in support for a constitutional amendment to change the rules around campaign finance. County board chair David Lienau and supervisor Ken Fisher voted against the resolution. The resolution is seen as the capstone of a year-long effort by the […]

  • Vote for Door County Baseball League Hall of Fame

    The public is invited to cast ballots for the 2018 Door County Baseball League Hall of Fame. A player must be retired five years to be considered. Many nominees need only a few votes before they are presented to the committee. Here are the top nominees:  Dave Neinas, Craig Bastian, Bill Kroll, Mike Cordier, Steve […]

  • Base Camp Opens with Oils

    Base Camp Coffee Bar in Sister Bay is open for the season and is featuring original oil paintings by local artist Susan Reynolds-Smith. Surround yourself with bold, contemporary art while enjoying a cup of something delicious and reconnecting with old friends. Reynolds-Smith’s work will be featured through June 2018. Base Camp is located at 10904 […]

  • Open Door Holds Program at Kress Pavilion for Migratory Bird Day

    Open Door Bird Sanctuary will help Egg Harbor celebrate International Migratory Bird Day April 21 with a engaging program at the Kress Pavilion from 12-1 pm. This is a formal program and the presenter will talk about birds in general and about each of the program’s featured raptors. In addition, volunteer educators will be on […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Earth Day 2018

    As Earth Day approaches I wonder how many of us understand the significance of how important this day is. Our own Senator Gaylord Nelson started and suggested a movement to clean up the pollution throughout the country and how important it was to our health. Because of this President Nixon with an executive order founded […]

  • Door County Land Trust Plans a Few Hikes for Earth Day

    Join the Door County Land Trust for an Earth Day hike at the Door County Land Trust’s Heins Creek Preserve on April 26 at 1 pm. This year, the organization is also celebrating their 32nd anniversary of protecting more than 8,000 acres in the county and the sixth anniversary of the 74-acre Heins Creek Preserve. […]

  • Egg Harbor AleFest Tickets Now on Sale

    Tickets for Egg Harbor AleFest are on sale now, with early bird pricing before April 30. Come try unlimited samples of craft beer with us while enjoying the beauty of the bay. AleFest will be held at Harbor View Park on Sept. 15. Join the fun and listen to live music from noon to 5 […]

  • Tammy Sternard Enters Race for Sheriff

    Lt. Tammy Sternard is the second candidate to join the race for Door County sheriff, joining Chief Deputy Pat McCarty in the race for the position upon the impending retirement of Sheriff Steve Delarwelle. Sternard has served in the department for 25 years, with more than a decade of that in administrative roles. She currently […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Stop Eating Veal

    I know it’s still cold and white outdoors, but soon enough we will spot the babies of spring; among them the new foals and tiny calves, as they dance about in the sunshine with the unbridled joy that is inherent to all young creatures. That is unless you are a newborn calf destined for someone’s […]

  • The Door County Historical Museum Continues Street Name Project

    The Door County Historical Museum opens for the season May 1, and will be open every day from 10 am to 4:30 pm through Oct. 31. There is much to see for people of all ages. Watch for future press releases to see what’s happening this season. Last fall, the museum asked the community for […]

  • Crossroads Celebrates Earth Day with a Hike and Storytelling Event

    All over the nation, people will celebrate Earth Day April 22. Crossroads at Big Creek will offer a Sunday afternoon nature hike, weather permitting, to celebrate. This gentle ramble, starting at 1 pm, will be a visit to various spots along Big Creek. Hikers will look for fish and wildflowers. Wear shoes or boots that […]

  • Master Gardeners Host Continuing Education Program on April 24

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association will hold their next continuing education program – “Ornamental Edibles with Mark Dwyer” – April 24, 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek. The program is free and open to the public. Dwyer will discuss how to use edibles in garden schemes. If you love garden vegetables and herbs, […]

  • 2018 Earth Week Events

    April 20 5 pm. Green Tier Legacy Community Update Kress Pavilion 7845 Church Street, Egg Harbor Will Erikson, the DNR Environmental Business Support Coordinator, gives an overview of what it means to be a Green Tier Legacy Community. Snacks, green drinks, and karaoke hosted by Caleb Frostman at 7 pm.     April 21 9am-2pm. […]

  • Happy Ending to the Kirtland’s Warbler Conservation Story

    Recognizing that history is is riddled with poor judgment and bad ideas, a few years ago the Ohio Historical Society created a list of the state’s top historical blunders. At No. 1 was Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River bursting into flame in 1969. And at No. 5 was a monumental error in judgment by an 1857 Senate […]

  • Sister Bay Approves Wedding Barns Across Residential District

    With little discussion, the Sister Bay Village Board followed the recommendation by the Plan Commission to amend the zoning code, now allowing assembly halls throughout the R-3 zoning district. At the plan commission meeting, the recommendation passed on a 4-2 vote, in what Denise Bhirdo called a “very, extremely unpopular” move. Residents railed against the […]

  • Monday League Volleyball Final Standings

    FINAL STANDINGS A League Some Spike It Hot Door County Fire Co. Music Masters DJs Nicolet Beach Concessions Olson Dental Boom Town The Caffeinators B League Red Room Hatco Serve-Rites Bull Pen Brick Lot 2 Peninsula Podiatry Bay Ship Sharks Brick Lot 1 The Try Hards   RESULTS April 2 Some Spike It Hot 2, […]

  • The Clearing Announces 2018 Class Schedule

    The Clearing Folk School introduces this year’s schedule of diverse one-, two- and three-day Workshop Program classes. Classes begin June 12 and run through Nov. 15, 2018. Registration is now open. Multiple disciplines of classes in the arts, fine crafts, natural sciences and humanities are offered. Write from your life experiences with Wisconsin historical author […]

  • Letter to the Editor: My Suggestions for Alpine Property

    I’m sure many of us longtime Door County residents, both summer people and year-rounders, greeted the news of the Alpine sale with mixed feelings and some trepidation. The resort and its owners have been part of our history and some of our wilder childhood memories. The Alpine building and its little cottages named for states […]

  • By the Numbers: Electric Vehicles

    An electric car charging station. Photo courtesy of Power Shift. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, we take a look at the changing world of electric vehicles. 1 China led the world in the sale of plug-in electric passenger car sales in 2017, with 579,000 – or 2.3 percent of all car sales […]

  • Cheers!: Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Beer

      I could hear the bottle yelling my name from the cooler that held it captive, and it called to me all the way on the long drive home. Yes, I could not wait to become reacquainted with an old friend, Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier, or in English, Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer. This is, quite simply, the […]

  • Framed: Luge Fantasy Camp

    (Left to right) Mitch Wise, of Sturgeon Bay, attended USA Luge Fantasy Camp in Lake Placid, NY, where he met 2018 Olympic Silver Medalist luger Chris Mazdzer. Submitted.

  • News From This Week’s Past: State Parks, War and Automobiles

    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 Independent April 19, 1878 It is evidently a fact by the stir around Wagener Bros. brewery, that the article of beer they manufacture is by […]

  • Door to Nature: The Corvid Family of Birds

    Do you know what a chrysanthemum or delphinium or a trillium is? Most would reply that they are flowers and those are the actual scientific genus names. Could you identify a Corvus brachyrhynchos? It is the scientific name for the American crow. Many people are familiar with some of the taxonomic genus names of flowers, […]

  • Northern Sky Gives Door County Students Complimentary Tickets

    Northern Sky Theater once again invites all Door County students to a complimentary evening of entertainment under the stars. Northern Sky will distribute nearly 4,000 free tickets, nearly a $100,000 investment, to every elementary, middle and high school student at all five Door County schools as well as area homeschooling students. “A core piece of […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: April 20 – 27

    GIBRALTAR Baseball April 23 @ Sturgeon Bay, 5 pm April 26 @ Kewaunee, 5 pm Golf April 26 @ Idlewild, 4 pm Softball April 23 @ Sturgeon Bay, 5 pm April 26 @ Kewaunee, 5pm Track & Field April 23 vs. Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, 4:30 pm April 26 @ Luxemburg-Casco, 3:45 pm   […]

  • The Bestseller List: April 20, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah To Die But Once, by Jacqueline Winspear HARDCOVER NONFICTION Russian Roulette, by Michael Isikoff, David Corn I’ve Been Thinking…, by Maria Shriver Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, […]

  • Manners Matter: Family Pets

    Dear Mary Pat, I keep asking my parents for a cat but they say my sister has an allergy. I’m not sure if they are being honest or they just don’t want a cat. It doesn’t seem fair. Can’t my sister just take medicine or something? Signed, Younger Brother Egg Harbor, Wis.   Dear Younger […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You

    While visiting Door County at the end of February our son, Justin Sager, became ill and sought care from the Emergency Room at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, and passed away within a few days due to septic shock. We wish to thank the […]

  • Gibraltar Hosting Invasive Species Walk April 28

    Join the Town of Gibraltar and the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 1pm for a hands-on day of learning about invasive species found within the town. Drop by to peruse information, see plant samples (or bring your own for identification), and get hands-on training in the use […]

  • Reuse Your Running Shoes

    Do you have running or other athletic shoes that don’t work for you anymore? Used running shoes will be collected from June 20-23, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay during the Crossroads Trail Run week. The Friends of Crossroads will have a shoe-hanging tree near the front of the Collins Learning Center for […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club Gearing Up for Season

    On April 26, sailors are invited to the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club to sign up for the season’s Thursday night small sailboat racing season, which begins with the spring series May 3. The bar will be open, the pub menu will be available, and at 7 pm, Lightning-class sailor Todd Wake will speak about his […]

  • County Announces New Parks Superintendent Ben Nelson

    The Door County Facilities and Parks Department announced that Ben Nelson has been hired as the Parks Superintendent. Recently the Parks Department was merged with Door County Building and Grounds Department. Wayne Spritka has been the Building and Grounds Department Director for the past four years and will now oversee the newly formed Facilities and […]

  • Obituary: Christine Lokken Kelley

    Christine Lokken Kelley, of Green Bay, died April 16 at the age of 47 from breast cancer. She was born May 1, 1970, in Idaho Falls, Idaho and spent most of her childhood in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. As a sophomore in high school, she lived in Malaysia with her family and attended the International School […]

  • Obituary: Shirley Ann Hanisko

    Shirley Ann Hanisko, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly a long-time resident of Bessemer, Mich., died Sunday morning, April 15, 2018, at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. Shirley was born on Nov. 13, 1924, in Ironwood, Mich., a daughter of Peter and Margaret (Brach) Lotzer. She attended St. Ambrose Catholic High School and graduated in […]

  • Obituary: Joanne G. Kuhns

    Joanne G. Kuhns was born in Madison on Sept. 28, 1931. She died in Egg Harbor on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Joanne was the daughter of Mary Durlin Guenther and Joseph Heibl, and the adopted daughter of Winfried Guenther. She was married to Bill (William R.) Kuhns, who died March 16, 2011. Joanne is survived […]

  • Obituary: Edward D. Weber

    Edward D. Weber, better known as “Dan Weber,” 83, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home on April 13, 2018. He was born to Edward and Winifred (Woerfel) Weber in Sturgeon Bay on Jan. 31, 1935. Dan graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1952. After graduation he worked for Ballo Motors and throughout his career […]

  • Obituary: Marilyn Peterson

    Marilyn Peterson, 79, of Ellison Bay, died peacefully April 6, 2018 following a short battle with cancer. Marilyn was born Aug. 29, 1938 to Carl and June (Parr) Dongoski in Decatur, Ill. She was a graduate of Decatur High School and Millikin University in Ill. Her first teaching job was in Niantic-Harristown Schools where she […]

  • Anniversary: Warren and Helen Luedtke

    Warren and Helen Luedtke, of Fish Creek, will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary April 24. They were married in Rome, Ga., while Warren was training in the Air Force. Warren and Helen were both born and raised in the Racine area and raised their family there until Warren’s retirement, when they moved to Fish Creek. […]

  • PFLAG Door County Provides LGBTQ+ Books to Area Schools

    PFLAG Door County received a donation from Dr. Timothy Mayne Empkie in memory of his sister. Members of PFLAG decided to partner with local schools, purchasing LGBTQ+ books that would be available to students in each Door County High School. Each book received a commemorative book plate honoring Dr. Timothy Mayne Empkie’s late sister Stephanie […]

  • Sunshine House to Hold Info Meeting for Sun Seeker Adventure Program

    Pizza will be served when the Sunshine House holds a meeting April 25, 5-7 pm, for families interested in the Sun Seeker Adventure Program. The program will be offered Monday through Friday from 9 am to 3 pm, starting June 11 through Aug. 24. “We invite interested individuals to learn what the Sun Seeker Adventure Program […]

  • Algoma Community Band and Lakeshore Singers Present ‘After Taxes’ Concert April 25

    The Algoma Community Band and The Lakeshore Singers will present an After Taxes concert April 25 at 7 pm in the elementary school Performing Arts Center (PAC). Tom Mueller directs the band; David Robertson directs The Lakeshore Singers. The Community Band will perform a British Eighth March as well as some other marches, a polka, […]

  • State Forester to Discuss Importance of Trees, Forests at Climate Change Coalition Program

    “Wisconsin’s Trees and Forests: A Societal Treasure Hidden in Plain Sight” is the topic when forestry expert Paul DeLong speaks at the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s April 26 program at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor. DeLong will discuss the critical importance of trees and forests – the “lungs of the Earth” – at the […]

  • Day of Mending Rescheduled for April 28 at Jacksonport Town Hall

    The Harborettes Homemakers Club will sponsor a “Day of Mending” as a service project for the community on April 28, 9 am to 2 pm. Bring clothing items that need mending to the Jacksonport Town Hall and club members will sew on buttons, repair seams, patch items, etc. There will also be a bake sale […]

  • ‘Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils’ Workshop at Greens N Grains

    On April 28, 3-4:30 pm, Deaushia Spiller-Smith will present a workshop on “Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils” at Greens N Grains Natural Food Store in Egg Harbor. For a $5 donation, learn all about toxic-free cleaning products and how to make them with essential oils and herb blends for cleaning. She will explain how to […]

  • HELP of Door County’s Milly Gonzalez Accepted into ‘We Lead Academy’

    HELP of Door County announces Milly Gonzalez, domestic violence program coordinator, has been accepted to participate in this year’s We Lead Academy – an elite educational program of End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin. Gonzales will join a select group of survivors of violence and people from Wisconsin’s underserved or underrepresented communities and attend meetings throughout the […]

  • Chanting Session Offered at Sturgeon Bay Library

    On April 28, experience chanting HU (a sacred sound and ancient mantra), contemplative time and spiritual conversation with others of like heart at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 2-3 pm. Sponsored by Wisconsin Satsang Society, HU is a way to discover a higher form of creativity, inner peace, spiritual self-discovery, as well as healing of the […]

  • Wisconsin Historical Society’s Latest Book Explores State’s Natural History, Geology

    Tour Wisconsin’s unique geologic past with Wisconsin Historical Society’s recently published, Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History by Scott Spoolman. This book offers a deeper understanding of our state’s dramatic natural history, and explores the complexity behind the impressive landscape seen today. Spoolman uses his accessible storytelling style to take readers […]

  • Featured Pet: Gary

    This week the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus is featuring Gary. He’s a five-year-old, domestic shorthair, buff, tabby cat. He came in as a stray Feb. 2. He’s very affectionate and loves the company of people. He also loves to talk and can carry on quite the conversation. Gary is exceptional in that he […]

  • The Lodge Celebrates 10 Years of Broadcasting in 2018

    FM 106.9 The Lodge is celebrating 10 years of broadcasting as of April 26, 2018. Mike Mesic, station owner and program director, said, “Some days it seems much longer than that, and others, like we just signed on.” The process to create the dial position for 106.9 started with behind-the-scenes applications to the FCC in […]

  • J-1 Visa Employer Forum at Baileys Harbor Town Hall April 26

    The Door County Visitor Bureau is sponsoring a J-1 Visa Employer Forum April 26, 9 am to noon at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. This Summer Work Travel forum will help prepare Door County employers for a safe and successful program for all participants. Employers, community leaders, and all interested parties are welcome to attend. […]

  • Algoma Chamber of Commerce Announces Business, Industry and Education Award Winners

    Sara Krouse, executive director of the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce, announces the winners of the annual Business, Industry and Education Awards. After soliciting membership and public nominations, the following upstanding businesses and people were selected:  Business – Ebert Enterprises; Industry – Ahnapee Brewery; Education – Lori Everard, Steve Jerabek, Paul Kay and Tim Schmidt, custodians […]

  • Bonnie Brooke Gardens Hold Open House May 5 & 6

    Bonnie Brooke Gardens will hold an open house May 5 & 6 with drawings for gift certificates, refreshments, and an opportunity to browse their selection of plants. Bonnie Brooke Gardens has been Sturgeon Bay’s garden center for more than 30 years. Paul Kell, a new Door County resident with a background in plant science, purchased […]

  • USDA Offers $34 Million in Disaster Assistance to Agricultural Producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue $34 million to help agricultural producers recover from 2017 natural disasters through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP), which covers losses not covered by certain other USDA disaster assistance programs. ELAP aims to help eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish […]

  • 2018 Summer Music Preview Deadline Approaching

    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 us know about your upcoming music events! […]

  • ‘Mary Poppins’ Kicks Off New Sturgeon Bay Theater Arts Program

    Sturgeon Bay High School is putting creative power in the hands of its students. When Mary Poppins The Broadway Musical opens on April 25, Door County residents will get the opportunity to see a show that was completely executed, from technical design to costumes, by its student base. The Theater Arts program, as it’s called, […]

  • Children’s Author Miranda Paul on Engaging Young Readers

    Does anyone believe that children would rush to the local malls to buy a picture book called Bruce Learns about Life Insurance? Not today’s children, probably. And according to author Miranda Paul, young readers of the ‘60s and early ‘70s – when such a book was actually written – might not have been happy to […]

  • Short Film Fest Plans Re-Run April 21

    Buoyed by the success of the ninth annual Door County Short Film Festival in February, the Sister Bay Advancement Association scheduled an encore screening of the fest’s most popular films this weekend. On Saturday afternoon The Clearing Folk School will host seven hours of short films along with the festival’s lone feature-length documentary, Through the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Council Gives Notice on Abandoned Dirt Piles

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council had three new faces in its first meeting since the April 3 elections and the group quickly set about new policy directions. One of the first was to direct Bob Papke, the former developer of the proposed west side waterfront hotel, or his construction company, Bayland Builders, to remove the […]