Peninsula Pulse: August 31 – September 7, 2018

In this issue

  • Teacher and Students Exhibit at Morning Mist Studio

    Watercolor artist and instructor Ed Fenendael, and several of his students, will exhibit their work at his Morning Mist Studio at Windmill Farm. The public exhibit and reception is Sept. 8, 4-7 pm. The exhibit is one day only. Many of the works are available for purchase and refreshments are served. Morning Mist Studio at […]

  • James May Gallery Features Four Artists in September

    James May Gallery is featuring the works of Mira Gerard, S.D Evans, Melissa Mytty and Megan Magill from Sept. 7 to Oct. 1. A reception for the show is Sept. 7, 5:30 – 8 pm. Gerard’s creative practice spans painting, performance, and video. She received her BFA from Indiana University and her MFA from the […]

  • Edgewood Celebrates Centennial with Shelter Exhibit

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries opens Exhibit IV with a group show titled Shelter. A reception to meet the artists is Sept. 1, 4-7 pm. Wine and hors d’ oeuvres are served and the public is welcome. The paintings of Tom Nachreiner are featured in the Courtyard Gallery throughout Exhibit IV. Nachreiner will demonstrate his oil painting […]

  • The Woven Fashion of Vivian Morrison at Bazyli Studio

    Bazyli Studio Wearable Art in Baileys Harbor features the hand-woven jackets, vests and scarves of Illinois weaver/fiber artist Vivian Morrison. Morrison has been weaving since the mid-1970s. She comes from Swedish heritage and her work pays homage to traditional Swedish textiles, while embracing the contemporary. She weaves with fine yarns on a multiple harness loom, […]

  • Questions & Artists:  Roxanne Hanney

    Throughout Labor Day weekend, the oils and pastels of local artist Roxanne Hanney will be on display at the Hope Art Alcoves at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay. In addition to creating her own artwork, Hanney accepts commissions for pet portraits, landscapes and other kinds of subject matter.   Where were you […]

  • Fresh Coast Cocktails

    The Vintage Cocktail Caravan Has Come to Town

    Fresh Coast Cocktails debut their new mobile cocktail bar Rachel and Cam Pinkham are proud owners of a freshly renovated vintage caravan that now takes the form of a mobile cocktail bar complete with industrial bar coolers, stocking shelves and a window positioned perfectly for serving craft cocktails to guests. The 1960s Layton camper was […]

  • A Softer Look at Woodwalk

    The last primary exhibit, running Aug. 30 – Sept. 30, at Woodwalk Gallery takes a turn toward the softer side of art. The exhibit, A Softer Look, features three artists known to the area. Local artist Ram Rojas, who has treated Door County residents to his impressive murals, now brings grey tone renderings, watercolors and […]

  • He’s Got the Power

    79-year-old heading to Vegas for world deadlift title Barbara Hillary was a 75-year-old cancer survivor when she became one of the oldest people, and the first black woman, to reach the North Pole. Bill Painter was 81 when he reached the 14,411-foot summit of Mt. Rainer, making him the oldest person to do so. High-wire […]

  • Underwater Explorer Jill Heinerth to be Keynote

    Jill Heinerth will be the keynote speaker at Celebrate Water Door County’s 2019 Water Summit, held at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor. Along with Heinerth, Dan Egan, author of The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, will lead a conversational discussion during lunch. These two are just a few of the people who […]

  • 26 Years at Shepherd of the Bay: Community to celebrate Gladys Austgen’s retirement

    by Jim Honig and Judith Jackson In September 1992, Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church invited Gladys Austgen to serve as organist and choir director. Now, 26 years later, the congregation will honor Austgen’s retirement with a celebration on Sunday, Sept. 2. There will be a rite in the 9:30 am worship service, and then […]

  • Vintage Home & Garden Fair Opens Labor Day Weekend

    Door County Habitat for Humanity (DCHH) fundraises for their 41st home build with the annual Vintage Home & Garden Fair on Sept. 1, 9 am – 3 pm at the Lazy L Ranch, 5280 Country View Road, Sturgeon Bay. In addition to upcycled and repurposed/refinished furniture, home and garden décor, and five local vendor booths, […]

  • Ephraim to Cover Utility Burial Costs for Property Owners

    The Village of Ephraim will absorb the approximately $53,000 cost to connect each individual property’s electrical service to power lines when they are buried as part of upcoming highway reconstruction. The cost for each individual property is approximately $2,000 and village board members felt that cost should not be passed onto the property owners, because […]

  • Reps in the News: Appleton Airport Receives $10.5 Million DOT Grant

    Governor Scott Walker On Aug. 24 Gov. Walker announced the state has launched a $1.9 million national marketing campaign to encourage military personnel and their spouses who are transitioning to civilian life to live and work in Wisconsin once they leave the service. “Through social media, online ads and personal engagement with veterans transitioning to […]

  • Rising Seas: How A Coastal Problem Will Hit Wisconsin – An interview with author Jeff Goodell

    From the landlocked comfort of the Midwest, rising sea levels on the American coasts can seem a low-priority concern. A read of The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World, will change that. Author Jeff Goodell’s book is an eye-opening, blunt look at the impact that rising sea […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Aug. 31 – Sept. 7

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The common council meets at noon Sept. 4. County of Door:  The Finance Committee meets at 8:30 am Sept. 4. The Board of Health meets at 10:30 am Sept. 5. The Ag & Extension Committee will hold a joint meeting with its Kewaunee County counterpart in the Expo Hall […]

  • Door County Property Values Still Recovering from Recession

    More than half of Door County’s 19 municipalities, primarily those in the northern half of the county, have not yet recovered the property value that was lost in the 2008 recession, according to a preliminary report from the Department of Revenue (DOR). The county as a whole is still down 3.6 percent from its total […]

  • New Kayak Launch in Sturgeon Bay

    A very special celebration of water is scheduled for Sept. 10. The Leadership Door County (LDC) Class of 2018 will dedicate Leadership Landing, a community kayak launch and educational platform with a  Kayak “Launch” Party. The community is invited to join LDC members 5-6 pm to celebrate the completion of this project. Everyone is also […]

  • 100+ Women Who Care Make First Donation

    The Door County Chapter of 100+ Women Who Care (100+WWC) met for the first time in July and awarded their first donation of $7,700 to STRIDE, the Door County Collaborative School Mental Health Project. It was an exciting way to initiate the Door County Chapter of 100+WWC which was co-founded by Ann Morgan and Peggy […]

  • Watch ‘The Emissary’ at Newport State Park

    The Emissary movie lands at Newport State Park Aug. 31 at 7 pm. This family-friendly sci-fi comedy was filmed all over Door County, including Newport State Park. The movie screening will be held outdoors at the shelter building, a short walk down the blacktop path from Lot 3. Flashlights or headlamps with a red light […]

  • Will Durst’s One-Man Show at TAP

    Will Durst’s one-man show, “The Durst Case Scenario: Midterm Madness,” received rave reviews from audiences and critics alike in its run at The Marsh in San Francisco, and on tour in 30 cities in six states. A hysterical exploration of the changes in America during the Time of Trump, this 85-minute feast of outrage and […]

  • Suicide Awareness Walks Starts National Suicide Prevention Week

    Join the 3rd Annual Prevent Suicide Door County Nathan Wilson Coalition Awareness Walk on Sept. 10. The walk will start off National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 9-15. The walk starts at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. Gather at 5:30 pm and the walk begins at 5:45 pm. Free snacks, wristbands, carabiners, gun locks and prevention […]

  • Door County Master Gardeners Adds Nine New Members

    A graduation celebration was held Aug. 12 to welcome nine new members to the Door County Master Gardener Association. The new members completed a minimum of 36 hours of classroom education and at least 24 hours of volunteer service since beginning their formal training in January of 2018. New members are:  Kris Lewis, Karen Newbern, […]

  • Brain Health Focus of September CHIP

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation, “Keep Your Brain Healthy.” On Sept. 9 hear Lynn Polacek RN, MS discuss how lifestyle factors decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s. Learn about specific research-based strategies that can make a positive impact on cognitive function. Northern Door Health & […]

  • Cheers!: A Weekend of Violet Beauregarde Beers

    I had a very rare weekend out of the county, starting the day off in Manitowoc for a conference, then hitting 3 Sheeps Brewery in Sheboygan to meet up with a pal who moved to that interesting shore community last December. It was a hot and humid day, so I especially enjoyed the Lemongrass Pils […]

  • Newport Wilderness Days

    Newport State Park hosts Newport Wilderness Days, Sept. 1 & 2. This event at Newport State Park was started in 1992 as a way for the members of Newport Wilderness Society, the park’s friends group, to showcase their wilderness park. Volunteers lead hikes and programs Labor Day weekend, covering many areas of interest. This year’s […]

  • Northern Door Astronomy Club Meeting in Newport State Park

    The Northern Door Astronomy Club will hold their second meeting on Sept. 12 at the Newport State Park Nature Center, near Lot 1. The meeting starts at 7:30 pm and features a presentation on an astronomy essay written by one of the members. If conditions are good, the group will take equipment out for viewing […]

  • County Considers New Status for Jailers Under Act 10

    At its Aug. 28 meeting the Door County Board of Supervisors was charged with coming to the tough decision on the status of county jailers by its next meeting on Sept. 27. The 21 county board members must decide whether the jailers are public safety employees – who are entitled to negotiated contracts, higher rates […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Another Story?

    Thank you for the article [“Time to Be Honest About Milk” by Jim Lundstrom], I suspect you have taken some heat for it. These stories need to be told and told often. Dairy is under a lot of pressure. Did they do it to themselves…another story? We cannot live without farmers. What we all want […]

  • The Bestseller List: August 31, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 2. There There by Tommy Orange 3. The Shakespeare Requirement by Julie Schumacher 4. Clock Dance by Anne Tyler 5. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Educated by Tara Westover 2. Calypso by David Sedaris 3. The Subtle Art of Not Giving […]

  • Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative Applauds Mexico Trade Deal

    Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, representing the voice of milk across the Midwest, cheered the announcement that the United States has reached a free trade deal with Mexico. While full text of the deal has not yet been announced, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has indicated that it would maintain zero tariffs on dairy […]

  • Golf League Results: August 17-24, 2018

    ALPINE Alpine Women’s Golf League – Mutt & Jeff Aug. 21,2018 Winners: Flight A – Mary Aiken; Flight B – Gail Anderson, Jean Engelke, Jane Mastrangelo; Flight C – Joan Pleuss; Flight D – Carolyn Tojek Low Score: Flight A – Mark Aiken; Flight B – Jean Engelke; Flight C – Mady Ferdinand; Flight D […]

  • Great Lakes/Great Books Club Resumes in September

    The fifth season of the Great Lakes/Great Books discussion group begins Sept. 6. Presented by Write On, Door County and the Door County Maritime Museum, this program explores books that have a Great Lakes focus, either as subject matter or setting. The free program is presented 10:30 am – 12 pm on the first Thursday […]

  • Sister Bay Approves Revamped Design for 40-Unit Hotel

    The Village of Sister Bay approved the development agreement with Jaco Management for construction of a 40-unit hotel, The Dörr Hotel, on the vacant lot at the corner of Bay Shore Drive and Mill Road, south of CHOP restaurant. Chris Schmeltz, owner of Jaco Management, said he brought back a new design for the structure […]

  • The Inner Monologues of a Solo Hiker

    Today, I went on a journey. From Ephraim, I drove the 54 minutes to Potawatomi State Park in Sturgeon Bay to participate in a guided hike for one of their Naturalist Programs. The goal for the day was to hike the park’s section of the Ice Age Trail in celebration of its 60th anniversary, a […]

  • Theatre Boot Camp at Third Avenue Playhouse

    Third Avenue Playhouse’s Educational Outreach Program presents Theatre Boot Camp, an intensive theatre experience for middle and high school students. The Boot Camp features day-long workshops in acting, stage combat, improvisation, clowning, shakespeare, juggling, musical theatre, dance and more. Instructors include Erica Elam, Dan Klarer, Alan Kopischke, James Valcq, Amy Ludwigsen-Mueller, Richard Carlson and Ryan […]

  • Pro Golf Tip: To Chip or Pitch?

    A common question I always get about the short game is, should I chip or should I pitch? First let’s get a clear understanding of what each one is. Chipping is a shot with minimum air and maximum roll. It is typically hit with a multitude of clubs from a hybrid up to a pitching […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Aug. 31 – Sept. 6

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Sept. 4 @ Algoma, 4:30pm Soccer (Boys) Sept. 6 vs. Kewaunee, 6:30pm Volleyball Sept. 1 @ Lourdes, 8am Sept. 6 vs. Sevastopol, 7pm   SEVASTOPOL Cross Country Aug. 31 @ Freedom, 12pm Volleyball Sept. 6 @ Gibraltar, 7pm   SOUTHERN DOOR Cross Country Aug. 31 @ Freedom, 12pm Sept. 4 @ Algoma, […]

  • Griefshare Sessions Offered at St. Peter’s

    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church hosts a 13-week Griefshare session. The loss of a loved one is a difficult experience. Many times after the funeral, friends and family return to their lives and are left to struggle with profound pain, emptiness, tangled emotions and questions. In a non-judgmental setting, people who attend Griefshare can discuss various […]

  • Door to Nature: Hot Dog on a Stick

    We had a very wet spring with the heavy snows of April and lots of rain in May (5.25 inches) so marshes, streams and roadside ditches had plenty of moisture. That promoted good conditions for the cattails to grow. I remember when Roy and I lived in the upper range light at The Ridges, more […]

  • 7th Annual Belgian Kermiss Held at Brussels Town Park

    St. Francis and St. Mary Parish of Brussels invite all to the 7th Annual Belgian Kermiss on Sept. 2, held at the Brussels Town Park, 1366 Junction Road, Brussels. This annual Kermiss benefits the parish and features fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy live music by the Modern Day Drifters, traditional Belgian food, games, […]

  • Commentary: Leveraging Farmland to Combat Climate Change

    by Jimmy Daukas, Senior Program Officer, American Farmland Trust America’s climate is changing and no group will be impacted more than the nation’s farmers and ranchers. Between disease, pests, wildfires, floods, drought and increasingly severe weather patterns, each growing season seems to come with more challenges than the last. Climate change undermines the ability of […]

  • Door County Historical Society Vintage Day

    The Door County Historical Society’s (DCHS) next program in the Yesteryear series is the seventh annual “Vintage Day” on Sept. 1. Vintage Day at the Heritage Village at Big Creek features the Cherryland Model A’s Car Club. The model A’s will decorate the Village from 10 am to 3 pm. Joining the Model A’s is […]

  • Kewaunee County Takes First Step for New Jail

    When Kewaunee County last brought the issue of its aging jail to voters in the late 1990s, a majority of the county board faced recall elections. “And we’re still in the same facility,” said Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski. “We have been looking at this issue for many years. I feel we need to address […]

  • Manners Matter: White After Labor Day?

    Dear Mary Pat, Can I wear white after Labor Day? I know that some fashion rules have changed, but that one seems pretty strict to me. Please say I can still wear my white jeans for a little while longer. Signed, Wish Summer Would Last Longer Ephraim, Wis.   Dear Wish Summer Would Last Longer, […]

  • Manure Runoff Event in Fond du Lac County

    Last week the state Department of Natural Resources responded to a manure runoff affecting miles of creeks in the Malone and Mt. Calvary areas of Fond du Lac County. The manure plume reached the canoe launch at County CCC and the Sheboygan River, where county health officials said signs will be posted warning recreationists to […]

  • Creative Aquifers Concludes Midsummer’s Music Season

    Midsummer’s Music 2018 summer season concludes with the Creative Aquifers program, featuring music by Samuel Barber, Paul Schoenfield, and Franz Schubert, and vocals by international mezzo-soprano star Susan Platts. The ensemble will perform two pieces by Barber, “Adagio for Strings, Op. 11” and “Dover Beach, Op. 3,” Schoenfield’s “Café Music,” and Schubert’s Quintet in A […]

  • 16th Annual Corn Fest Held on Sept. 8

    Everyone is invited to Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy on Sept. 8 for the 16th Annual Corn Fest. Enjoy fun for the entire family from 10 am to 4 pm. Walk the corn maze, enjoy the bake sale, participate in the sweet corn and pie eating contests, have your face painted, play kids’ games, eat at The […]

  • St. Peter’s Care Walk a Success

    St Peter’s Lutheran Church Outreach Team hosted their third Annual St Peter’s Cares Walk on Aug. 11. The Walk raised funds to support Money Management Counselors FISC/CCCS, a local nonprofit whose purpose is to help families and individuals improve the quality of their lives by teaching financial literacy at a low to no fee service.

  • ‘Muskie Love’: Northern Sky’s Fall Feature

    Northern Sky’s Fall Season features the musical comedy Muskie Love, playing Aug. 31 – Oct. 20 at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Premiering in 2004, Muskie Love was the first collaboration by the now veteran writing team of Dave Hudson and Paul Libman. Muskie Love is set on the shores of Green Bay […]

  • Steel Pan Concert at Birch Creek

    Liam Teague returns to Birch Creek Sept. 1 to present another virtuoso steel pan performance on the Dutton Concert Barn stage. This time, he is bringing members of the Northern Illinois University Steel Band to perform with him. Teague is Professor of Music at Northern Illinois University (NIU) in DeKalb, Ill. He recently received one […]

  • Trivia: Which state has the tallest capitol building?

    Question:  Which state has the tallest capitol building?   Answer:  Louisiana has the tallest capitol building, standing at 450 feet and with 34 stories.

  • Eric Lewis returns to Camp David Sept. 2

    Camp David has been a memorable music venue to many artists. But, perhaps it’s most special to Eric Lewis, who’s celebrating his 20th year of being on the Fishstock stage. He was there from the beginning, and the Pulse talked with him over breakfast about his musical journey. Lewis is originally from Clinton, Tennessee, but […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Sidewalk Project

    The sidewalk block project undertaken by the Door County Historical Museum staff is ready for display. During the past year, the museum asked for help locating the remaining cornerstones with the pre-1943 street names or residents names stamped into them, and there have been some results. Eighteen stones have been located and photographed, research has […]

  • Ecology Sports Hosts Final Night Market

    Ecology Sports will host its final Night Market of the season Aug. 31, 4-8 pm in the courtyard behind the store. A portion of the proceeds will benefit River Alliance of Wisconsin. In addition to items available through Ecology’s trio of courtyard shops, a diverse array of merchandise and services are represented by participating Door […]

  • The Birch Creek Experience: From Young Music Student to Professional Performing Artist

    by Emily Maher, Marketing Manager, Birch Creek Music Performance Center   “A great bassist, composer and lyricist, she has an uncanny ability to mix traditions… following her voice is like reading a great novel.” ~ Jason Moran, Artistic Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center   “She” is Katie Ernst, an accomplished professional musician, bass player […]

  • AED and CPR Classes Available in Sept. and Oct.

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department partners with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR, and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $25 to cover […]

  • State News: Farmer Bailout, Flooding, New Bucks Arena

    USDA to Make $4.7 Billion In Direct Payments to Farmers The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates it will pay farmers $4.69 billion in direct payments to help soften the blow from retaliatory tariffs that are part of trade battles with China, the European Union, Mexico and Canada. But groups representing Wisconsin and national farmers say […]

  • Julian Hagen Next Up at Woodwalk Concert Series

    Julian Hagen takes the stage at Woodwalk Gallery on Aug. 31 for their summer concert series. Hagen comes from five generations of Washington Islanders who have made music an important part of their daily lives. Hagen said, “Spending nearly 40 years playing, writing, performing and producing music, I can confidently say that there will always be […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: August 31, 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? “It’s not fancy enough to be a mobster.” “Neutering is pretty standard.” “I wanna take a nap next to that pig.” “I’m […]

  • Len’s Pic of the Week: Hillbilly Casino

    My pic of the week this time is from the Hillbilly Casino concert on Aug. 22 in Sister Bay. It was a beautiful night for a concert. A great crowd and a very energetic rockabilly band called Hillbilly Casino made for the perfect evening. Audience members dancing, kids doing cartwheels in front of the stage, […]

  • Servers of the Week: Samantha Degrave and Donna Van Ramshorst at Pine Crest Village

    Here are two girls that can’t be beat. They’re right on the job and are so neat. Smiles on their faces say, What can we do to help you today?   ~ Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • News From This Week’s Past: A Fish Car and a Dead Man

    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 August 28, 1874 We met a dead man on the walk this morning. He was one of our merchants and said he was dead […]

  • Egg Harbor Quilt Show

    Area quilters will display their talents Aug. 31 – Sept. 3, 10 am – 5 pm, at the 13th annual Quilt Show and Sale, held at the Harbor Ridge Winery in Egg Harbor. More than 200 quilted items are available for purchase. Projects will include art quilts, lap quilts, table runners, wall hangings, children’s quilts […]

  • PC Junction Wins Third Straight Northern Door Volleyball League Title

    PC Junction locked down the 2018 Northern Door Volleyball League championship in the final match of the year, taking two of three games from Blue Horse. PC Junction was without the services of captain Devin Thomas and bowlegged scrub Myles Dannhausen, but still prevailed over a Blue Horse squad playing without setter Alissa Ehmke. The […]

  • Catch of the Month: Kids Reel it in at Sunset Park

    Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, in partnership with Sturgeon Bay Bass Tournament, hosted its first ever Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday, Aug. 18 as part of its 50th anniversary employee picnic. Held at Sunset Park, kids ages 2-12 competed to catch three different species – bass, perch and bullhead. The top three contestants with the largest fish […]

  • Kids Invited to Punt, Pass & Kick

    Sturgeon Bay Council 2478, in conjunction with the Wisconsin State Knights of Columbus, invite boys and girls ages 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 to participate in the Punt, Pass & Kick contest. The contest will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, at noon on the Sturgeon Bay High School Football practice field on Michigan Street. […]

  • Fall Challenge Announces King of the Hills Prizes

    Competitors in the King of the Hills Challenge at the Peninsula Century Fall Challenge ride will have great prizes to compete for Sept. 15. Female winners in five age groups will take home $50 gift cards from Spot, a Sister Bay clothing store. Male winners will take home $50 gift cards to Twisted Tree, a […]

  • Destroyers Out in First Round

    The Door County Destroyers football team took on the top seeded Wisconsin Hitmen in the first round of playoffs Aug. 25 in Greenfield. The Hitmen won 44-0. For more information find the Door County Destroyers on Facebook.

  • UPDATED: Sister Bay Wins Door County League Baseball Playoffs

    Sister Bay didn’t bring home the title they wanted, but they got the consolation prize by beating West Jacksonport Sunday in the Door County League playoff championship game. The Bays topped the Ports 4 – 2. In the playoff semifinals Aug. 26 the regular season champion Egg Harbor Indians fell to West Jacksonport, 7 – 3. […]

  • 2018 Chief Kahquados Cross Country Invite Results

    Boys Varsity 5k Top 10 Finishers Name, School, Time Evan Henry, Gibraltar, 17:21 Josiah Ziebell, Mauston, 17:33 Sam Dean, Southern Door, 17:38 Derek Hanson, Gillett, 17:40 Reegan Aguilar, Hilbert, 17:41 Jack Reiter, Freedom, 17:42 Lucas Soquet, Denmark, 17:54 Connor Sisel, Denmark, 18:03 Kyle Carlson, Sevastopol, 18:06 Derrick Cherney, Reedsville, 18:07   Boys Varsity 5k Top […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Republican Headquarters Open for Business

    Our Republican Headquarters is now open at 43 S. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay, which is a short two blocks south of the Steel Bridge. We’re in the former Sonny’s Pizza building. Look for all the red lights and our elephant proudly standing in the window. Come talk to us about our candidates, the issues and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What Is Our Future Vision for Farming?

    Recently I had a great opportunity to attend a program sponsored by the Door County Environmental Council titled “Addressing Drinking Water Impact from Industrial Animal Agriculture.” The speaker was excellent and very informative, taking an important look at the environmental impact of this industry, which is second only to the burning of fossil fuels in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Why Tammy Baldwin Has My Vote

    The race for Wisconsin’s U.S. Senate seat is heating up. Some of the TV ads that I’ve seen against Tammy Baldwin are filled with negative innuendo and outright mistruths. Here are some facts about Senator Baldwin and her record during her six years in the U.S. Senate. She serves on 12 Senate subcommittees. From January […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Great Walls

    In about 220-206 BC the Chinese emperor Qin Shi Huang ordered what is known as the Great Wall of China to be built. Its purpose was to stop incursions into China by nomads from inner Asia. It was a massive rock structure and probably required a lot of human and financial resources.  As it turns […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tammy Who? You’ve Got to be Kidding!

    In response to the “Tammy Who” letter (in the Aug. 24-31 issue of the Peninsula Pulse), why yes indeedy, I do believe the signs relate to Tammy Baldwin. Pretty astute, there. Somehow, though, I am having a lot of difficulty equating the time spent by supporters making the signs (not the candidate) and Senator Baldwin’s […]

  • Letter to the Editor: John McCain’s Call for Bipartisanship

    Like many of you, I have been saddened by the passing of Senator John McCain. He has been a true hero for this country, not only because of the torture he endured during the Vietnam War, but also because of his stalwart voice in the Senate for decades. The eulogies given for him will mention […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Sturgeon Bay Street Work

    Since last fall I’ve had a front row seat to water and gas line work on my street (Georgia). Starts at 7 am when they are here. Had gas line cut by contractor when I was out of town and almost came back to no home.  Next day, contractor nicked another line at corner. Have […]

  • By the Numbers: Road Rage

    The Auto Insurance Center took note of data on road rage incidents available in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System. All numbers are from 2016, which is the latest data available. 1.7 The percentage of fatal road rage and aggressive driving accidents by the Silent Generation (born between 1925-45). 5 Wisconsin’s […]

  • Siren Maintenance at Point Beach Nuclear Plant

    Point Beach Nuclear Plant will perform maintenance on a number of sirens within the 10 miles of the plant that are in Manitowoc and Kewaunee counties Sept 3 through Sept. 14 (excluding the Labor Day Holiday). During siren maintenance, residents may hear actual siren activations for approximately one to three minutes, and notice activity going […]

  • Door County Republican Party Opens Headquarters

    The Door County Republican Party has opened a headquarters in Sturgeon Bay. The headquarters office is located at 210 S. Madison Ave. on the city’s west side (former location of Sonny’s Pizza). Current hours of operation are Wednesday from 3 to 6 pm, Friday from 3 to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to […]

  • Emerald Ash Borer Found in Kewaunee County

    Emerald ash borer has been detected for the first time in Kewaunee County. This is the second new county detection of 2018 for Wisconsin. On Aug. 15, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources employee noticed infested trees along Rangeline Road, extending into portions of the Town of Carlton and the Town of Franklin, in a […]

  • Forestville Angler Speaks at Senate Hearing on Algae Blooms

    A Senate subcommittee called upon a Forestville man to testify at an Aug. 28 hearing regarding the effects of the human footprint on our water resources. The Commerce subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard convened to discuss the impacts of harmful algae blooms (HABs) in Alaska, Florida and the Great Lakes. Sen. Tammy […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Gage

    Gage is a 1-year-old dog at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus looking for a loving home. This sweet boy loves the outdoors and is looking for an active family to spend quality time exploring the gorgeous wildlife scenery. Gage loves long walks, delicious treats and lots of praise. He has been neutered, […]

  • Cassandra Bedore Joins Prevea Health

    Cassandra Bedore, Doctor of Audiology, has joined Prevea Health and will now see patients in Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay. Bedore sees patients at the Prevea St. Mary’s Health Center, located at 1715 Dousman St., Green Bay; the Prevea Allouez Health Center, located at 1821 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay; and at Door County Medical […]

  • Door County Interiors Donate to Sunshine House

    On Aug. 22, the staff of Door County Interiors donated new outdoor furniture to Sunshine House Inc. and Sunflower Cottages. The need was brought to their attention from their wish list on the back of the Sunshine House’s June mailer. Marsha Lau, vice president of Sunshine House Inc., was thrilled to receive the table with […]

  • Cut-Your-Own Flowers at OneEighty Petals

    Cut-Your-Own Flowers continues at OneEighty Petals Specialty Cut Flower Farm located at 8999 S. Highland Road in Fish Creek. More than 50 varieties of specialty cut flowers are grown onsite by husband-and-wife team John and Sara Lancaster. Sunflowers, as well as an extensive selection of dahlias, are also available by the stem. The cut-your-own field […]

  • Southern Door Receives Education Innovation Award

    The Southern Door County School District will receive the Education Innovation Award at the 7th annual “Excellence in Manufacturing/K-12 Partnerships Awards” held Oct. 23 at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. The event, sponsored by the Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Manufacturing Alliance, spotlights best practices of manufacturing and education collaborations. John Dennis, president of Gardan […]

  • A Weekend of Violet Beauregarde Beers

    I had a very rare weekend out of the county, starting the day off in Manitowoc for a conference, then hitting 3 Sheeps Brewery in Sheboygan to meet up with a pal who moved to that interesting shore community last December. It was a hot and humid day, so I especially enjoyed the Lemongrass Pils […]