Peninsula Pulse – Dec. 9-16, 2016

In this issue

  • Christmas Bird Count, Holiday Tunes & More Weekend Plans

    It’s the weekend before Christmas – why not share in the holiday spirit with your friends and community during this weekend’s play readings, holiday concerts and a special tailgate fundraiser for Sunday’s game? Friday, December 16 Holiday Readings Door County’s Learning in Retirement’s Winter Reading Theater presents the beloved classics, A Child’s Christmas in Wale […]

  • Bitter Moments in Packers-Seahawks History

      The Green Bay Packers now have back-to-back wins as they prepare to host the Seattle Seahawks in Lambeau Field on Sunday. The Packers are coming off of a 21-13 victory against the AFC South’s leading Houston Texans (6-6) last Sunday. The win brought Green Bay (6-6) back to .500 with four weeks remaining in […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: Dec. 1, 2016

    High Series: Leif Mickelson 654, Aaron Shepit 616, Brian Tourmo 597   High Game: Leif Mickelson 245, Aaron Shepit 236, Tucker Emerson 221   High Team Game: AC Tap 900   High Team Series: AC Tap 2,595

  • Be A Volunteer for Ski-For-Free Program

    Volunteer training for this winter’s Ski-For-Free program at Crossroads at Big Creek will be held Dec. 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Hands-on training will be provided to assist volunteers in outfitting visitors with cross-country skis and snowshoes for use on Crossroad’s five-mile trail system. Volunteer commitment time is flexible. The program is sponsored by the […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Dec. 9-16, 2016

      GIBRALTAR   Boys Basketball Dec. 9 & 10 @ Kohler, TBD Dec. 13 @ Oconto, 7:30 pm   Girls Basketball Dec. 9 & 10 @ Kohler, TBD Dec. 12 vs. Green Bay West, 7:30 pm Dec. 16 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm   SEVASTOPOL   Boys Basketball Dec. 9 & 10 @ Kohler, TBD Dec. […]

  • Kewaunee’s Winter Park Adds Beginner Hill for Skiers

      Kewaunee County Promotion & Recreation announces they will soon be readying Winter Park for the season by making snow. The park offers a six-lane tubing hill, five ski/snowboard runs, and, new for this year, a beginner hill. The hill was shaped this summer and Winter Park will soon send its first skiers down it. […]

  • Local Prep Sports Standings: Dec. 4

    Girls Basketball Standings – Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT)   Kewaunee, 3-0, 4-0, 1.000 Southern Door, 2-1, 3-2, .667 Oconto, 2-1, 4-1, .667 Green Bay N.E.W., 2-1, 2-3, .667 Algoma, 2-1, 2-4, .667 Gibraltar, 1-2, 1-3, .333 Sturgeon Bay, 0-3, 0-4, .000 Sevastopol, 0-3, 1-5, .000   Boys Basketball Standings – […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Dec. 5, 2016

      STANDINGS As of Dec. 5, 2016 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 10-2 Music Masters DJs, 9-3 Some Spike It Hot, 9-3 To Be Determined, 5-7 The P.E.S.T.S., 3-9 The Rads, 0-12   B League, W-L Red Room, 12-0 Econo Double Baggers, 8-3 Peninsula Podiatry, 8-4 Bay Ship Sharks, 7-5 Door County Coffee, 7-5 […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Colorful Lichens

      Invariably there comes a time in December when the outdoor air temperature remains above freezing for several days. Deciduous plants have lost their foliage, the woods are “bare bones” and we will have to wait around four months for flowering plants to come into bloom. One group of native plants, however, can be at […]

  • Haines Death Leaves County Board Supervisor Vacancy

    With the Nov. 30 death of Supervisor Richard Haines, the Door County Board District No. 9 Supervisor position is vacant. District No. 9 encompasses the City of Sturgeon Bay Wards 5, 6, and 22-24. Anyone wishing to be considered for appointment to the vacant Door County Board District No. 9 Supervisor position must submit a […]

  • Haikus: Fall 2016 by Rich Cureton

    I Woodpecker’s workin’. Twelve knots twist up the tree trunk. Bluejay is jealous.   II Leaves, yellow and red. White clouds cross a bright blue sky. Rows of mowed green grass.   III Torn trees, brown bushes. Bare branches, pockmarked patches. Frayed forms, figurines.   IV Sleek lines slip along. Birds are not this beautiful. […]

  • Server of the Week: Betty Zahn

      At the heart of the office at Southern Door High Is a beloved secretary who is sweet as pie Say hello to this week’s server, Betty A warm, friendly woman always at the ready!   For 13 years, she has cherished this role, Giving students, parents and visitors a great experience – that’s her […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Lions Club Hosts Breakfast with Santa

    The Sturgeon Bay Lions Club invites everyone to our All-You-Can-Eat “Breakfast With Santa” at the Corpus Christi Catholic Church Social Hall. The event will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18, from 7:30 to 11:30 am. Advanced adult tickets are $8 ($9 at the door); children (3-10) $4. Call Greg at 743.8359 if you want to order tickets […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Winter Parking Ban Begins

    The City of Sturgeon Bay’s winter parking ban is in effect as of Dec. 1 and will be enforced. On-street parking is prohibited from 2 am to 6 am from Dec. 1 through April 1, 2017. Special parking permits information and applications can be obtained from the City of Sturgeon Bay Municipal Services office at 835 N. […]

  • Walker Appoints Papke to Wisconsin Judicial Commission

    Bob Papke of Sturgeon Bay has been appointed to the Wisconsin Judicial Commission by Gov. Scott Walker. The Judicial Commission’s main duties include the investigation and prosecution of possible misconduct or disabilities on the part of court judges and court commissioners. The Judicial Commission jurisdiction extends to more than 500 judges, including justice of the […]

  • Cheers!: Preview of Bier Zot’s Holly King Fest

    I was really looking forward to taking a Trip in the Woods, which is the venerable Sierra Nevada’s Narwhal Imperial Stout aged in bourbon barrels with red and black currants. Currants? Sure. Why not? Malty Narwhal is always a winter treat, but this promised so much more – whatever nuances the bourbon barrel and the […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Dec. 9 – 16

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on Dec. 13. County of Door: The Highway Committee meets at 9 am on Dec. 12. The Law Enforcement committee meets at 10 am on Dec. 12. The EMS Committee meets at noon on Dec. 12. The Human Services Board […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Foreign Markets May Help Dairy Prices Mend

    With all of this talk about dairy farm expansion, Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs), and the proposed biodigester in Kewaunee County, it got me wondering what’s driving this push for big dairy? All I’ve heard over the past year has been how low milk prices are, so it can’t be short-term profitability. But it turns […]

  • Vehicle Strikes Light Pole in Sturgeon Bay

    The Sturgeon Bay Police Dept. is seeking information on a Dec. 1 incident that left a streetlight laying in a resident’s yard at North 18th Ave. and Iowa Street. Evidence showed an unknown vehicle had driven off the road and struck the light pole, causing it to break. The vehicle continued west on Iowa Street […]

  • Michigan Street Bridge Maintenance Dec. 12

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office announces that crews will replace a radar magnetron on the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay on Monday, Dec. 12, from 9 am to noon. They will also conduct camera maintenance on the bridge. Motorists will encounter flagging operations on the bridge during the maintenance work. […]

  • Hearings Scheduled for Nutrient Management Changes

    Four public hearings are scheduled on proposed changes to Wisconsin’s soil and water conservation rule, known as ATCP 50. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection has scheduled these hearings: Eau Claire: Monday, Jan. 9, 2-4 pm and 5:30-7:30 pm, Chippewa Valley Technical College. Platteville: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2-4 pm and 5:30-7:30 pm, […]

  • Forestville, DC Broadband Team Up for Tower

    A collaboration between the Town of Forestville and Door County Broadband led the town to sell an abandoned communication tower to the company in order to provide broadband service to an area of Forestville that had been without reliable internet service. “Back in 1981, the Southern Door Fire Department had to put up a tower […]

  • Pet Talk: Pumpkin Puree for Your Pooch

      Q: I heard from a friend that pumpkin is good to give a dog that has diarrhea. Would a little pumpkin pie be something I could give my dog for this?   A: No to pumpkin pie, but yes to canned pumpkin. Canned pumpkin is simply pumpkin in a pureed form. When purchasing it […]

  • Quilted Fish Sends Aid to Victims in Tennessee Wildfires

    Beginning this week, the Quilted Fish, 403 Navarino St., Algoma, will open its doors from 10 am-2 pm daily through Dec. 15 to all who wish to aid in the effort to send pillowcases and quilts to the victims of the Gatlinburg, Tenn., wild fires. Owner Mary Stewart encourages quilters and sewers of all levels […]

  • Walker Calls for Tripling Broadband Funding

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker called on the State Legislature to pass a proposed bill that appropriates an additional estimated $35.5 million for broadband expansion and technology programs, such as the Broadband Expansion Grant Program and the Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) program, during the next three fiscal years. Walker made the announcement at the […]

  • Commentary: Government…a Humbug?

      We were driving to our daughter’s house for Thanksgiving when a historic 1959 interview by Mike Wallace was featured on the radio. His guest was Ayn Rand. As I listened, it grabbed my attention. Christmas was right around the corner and her comments put me in mind of Charles Dickens’ cranky character in A […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Rogue Does So Much More Than Entertain

    As I sat in church last Sunday, thankful for my wife, family and the end of a recent back surgery, I listened to the priest give his homily. He spoke of this time of year as the season of giving. He told of how the wise men gave gifts to the newborn Jesus and that […]

  • Letter to the Editor: All Lives Matter

    Let me preface this article by saying that I am a firm believer in protecting human life from conception to natural death. During one of his political speeches Trump vividly describes an abortion procedure. For many voters the single deciding issue in their voting for a person who was called unqualified by his own party […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Kindness and Honesty of Strangers

    Every year we come to Sturgeon Bay to do our Black Friday shopping. This year was no exception. However, what could have been a bad experience turned into a very neat experience thanks to some very special clerks at Younkers. Whenever we travel, I always put some spending money in a bank envelope to keep […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Here’s to a Happy New Year

      We may still be dealing with an election that must surely be the longest running in the history of this United States, and the weatherman is predicting a colder than usual winter with an extra measure of snow, but here’s some good news that should add some additional sparkle to our Holiday Season. The […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What Does “Live United” Really Mean?

    For the longest time I did not really give the United Way much thought because I did not really understand what they did. They did not have a building to visit or any real tangible thing to touch. But I kept hearing about the impact being made in our community by this organization so I […]

  • By the Numbers: Christmas Toys

      Remember Teddy Ruxpin, the animatronic toy that was the hit of the 1985-86 Christmas season? Teddy became an overnight sensation when introduced in September 1985, but today that toy is as forgotten the toys on the Island of Misfit Toys in the stop-motion 1964 Christmas classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Below we look at […]

  • Learn to Spot and Prevent Impatiens Downy Mildew

    by Annie Deutsch, Door County UW-Extension Agriculture Agent Impatiens are an annual garden plant that is quite popular because of the wide range of brightly colored flowers, shade tolerance, and ease of care. Borders along garden beds and backyard decks are often brought to life by these flowers. Typically impatiens will bloom throughout the summer […]

  • Flame Retardants Are Polluting Great Lakes

    The International Joint Commission has made a series of recommendations to the governments of Canada and the United States with regard to the development of a strategy to address polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the Great Lakes. PBDEs have been widely used as flame retardants since the 1970s and have been deliberately added to a […]

  • Science Snippet: Trip to Mars Could Impair Brain Function

      Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Automotive and SpaceX technologies, is hoping to sell tickets for a trip to Mars for $200,000, and even Boeing and NASA are pondering a trip to the red planet. Before you volunteer to be a guinea pig on the first flights, you must be willing to accept the likelihood […]

  • Saving Our Loved Ones from Suicide Through Vigilance

    by Mettie Spiess  It is a common myth that suicide rates increase during the holiday season when in fact, nationally the rates decrease in the months of November and December. That said, let’s be honest, holidays are not always happy. Grieving loved ones, forced gatherings and financial woes can be the perfect recipe for holiday […]

  • Prevent Suicide Door County – Nathan Wilson Coalition Offers QPR Training Presentations

      By Cheryl Wilson Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, married or single, employed or looking for your next job; at some point in life everyone experiences the emotional rollercoaster of feeling sad, or what some call having the blues. No one is immune to feeling lonely, unwanted, or having to deal […]

  • Door County Survivors of Suicide Support Group Offers Support to Those Left in the Wake of Suicide

    By Karen and Jaimee Sullivan, Survivors of Suicide Support Leaders Unfortunately working as a Suicide Survivor Support Leader, we see the impact a suicide has on the people involved and it is a hard thing to be left in the wake of. All support leaders have experienced a loss as well, so we understand how […]

  • Door County Brewing Hosting Holiday Fundraiser Party

    Door County Brewing Company is celebrating the season of generosity in its signature style with a LumberJack and LumberJill Holiday Party featuring Door County’s own WiFEE and THE HUZz BAND on Dec. 10. Aside from inviting guests to don their most creative lumberjack and lumberjill outfits for a chance to win prizes while listening to […]

  • Obituary: Elaine Rosemary Cregan

    Elaine Rosemary Cregan, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, died at her home on Dec. 5, 2016.  She was born on January 18, 1940, in Chicago, IL and lived on Arthington Street with an all Italian family until marrying Robert Cregan and moving to Milwaukee. Helping people became mom’s lifelong passion.  She was a nurse at St. […]

  • Obituary: Sheila Ruth Ranly

    Sheila Ruth Ranly, 61, of Sturgeon Bay, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. She was surrounded by her loving husband, “Doc,” of nearly 40 years, her son, Christopher, two granddaughters, Krista and Kayla, along with her close friends, Erin and Marty Hilsabeck. Sheila was born March 23, 1955 in 1Grand […]

  • Obituary: Teresa Ann Tesnow-Nemeth

    In loving memory of Teresa Ann Tesnow-Nemeth. Beloved mother, daughter, sister, grandmother and aunt. Teresa died Dec. 2, 2016 soundly in her sleep at the age of 52. Teresa was born Feb. 18, 1964, in the town of Sister Bay, WI, the daughter of Donald and Dorothy (Grasse) Tesnow.  Teresa graduated from Gibraltar High School […]

  • Obituary: Peter Bjorn Gunnlaugsson

    Peter Bjorn Gunnlaugsson, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, was called home early Friday morning, December 2, 2016 at Door County Medical Center. He was born November 27, 1925 on Washington Island, one of sixteen children to Bjorn and Clara Sena (Hanson) Gunnlaugsson. Peter had attended Bay View Lutheran Church with his mother. He was active for […]

  • Obituary: Jean Jome

    Jean Jome, 90, of Forestville, died Dec. 2, 2016.  She was born Oct. 1, 1926 to Clarence and Elsie (Kramer) Toppe.  On June 12, 1948, she married Sylvester H. Jome in Forestville.  He preceded her in death on May 3, 1990. Jean and her husband farmed for many years in the Town of Forestville.  In […]

  • Obituary: Robert ‘Chip’ Parmentier

    Robert “Chip” Parmentier, 74, of Sturgeon Bay, died Thursday, December 1, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born January 1, 1942 in Ohio, the son of Jules and Roberta (McCormick) Parmentier. Robert was graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1960. Chip attended MSOE school of engineering in Milwaukee before serving […]

  • Obituary: Robert Joseph ‘Hunse’ Mickelson

    Robert Joseph “Hunse” Mickelson, 86, of Kenosha, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully early Wednesday morning, November 30, 2016 at Library Terrace Assisted Living in Kenosha. He was born August 22, 1930 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Henry Bernard Mickelson and Hilda Devota (Schaefer) Mickelson. Bob grew up attending St. Joseph Catholic Church and […]

  • Births: Nov. 23-29, 2016

    Rayanne Caudle and Jason Slotke, Algoma, are the parents of a son born on Nov. 29, 2016, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are April Deringer, Algoma and John Caudle, Denmark. Paternal grandparents are Susan and Red Slotke, Milwaukee. Lisa and Cole Seaquist, Ellison Bay, are the parents of a daughter born […]

  • Featured Pet: Summer

    Hello, Door County! This is Summer, a 5-year-old feline that is a true looker with a medium-sized physique, silky gray coat and shiny green eyes. She arrived at the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) in June of 2016 and is more than ready to find a family to call her own. She enjoys the company […]

  • Stacey Bell Becomes First Female Member of Sister Bay Lions Club

    On Nov. 28, 2016, the Sister Bay Lions Club, which was founded in 1952, had an Induction Ceremony in which Stacey Bell became the first female member. (Left to right) The photo shows Club President Dick Staver, new member Lion Stacey Bell and her sponsor Lion Clint Robison. Submitted.

  • Santa Now Collecting Letters at Sister Bay Mailbox

    Children of all ages (and adults, too) are invited to send their holiday greetings, nice deeds and wish lists to Santa Claus, via Santa’s Mailbox in downtown Sister Bay. The box is in Candy Cane Lane, close to the corner of Mill Road and the west (water) side of Hwy. 42. Santa and Mrs. Claus […]

  • Bell Ringers Still Needed for Kettle Campaign

    The Salvation Army’s annual kettle campaign is currently underway at several Door County retailers. The campaign is supported by many compassionate volunteers from our community, including representatives of Altrusa International of Door County. Members signed up to take 10 slots and ring during two days at Econo Foods in Sturgeon Bay. Funds raised during the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Holds Candlelight Remembrance Service Dec. 11

    A Candlelight Remembrance Service will be held at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church on Dec. 11 at 6:30 pm. This is a special time set aside to remember loved ones at this time of year. The service/program is being held on the second Sunday in December, which is the Worldwide Child Remembrance Day. On this […]

  • Women’s Fund Holds Cookies and Egg Nog Holiday Gathering

    The Women’s Fund of Door County invites its Door County friends and neighbors, and anyone who wants to learn more about the Women’s Fund, to a celebratory Cookies and Egg Nog Holiday Gathering on Dec. 12, 4-6 pm. The event will take place at Birch Creek’s Juniper Hall, 3821 County E, Egg Harbor. “The Women’s […]

  • Public Health Department Offers Free Flu Vaccine Clinic for Kids

    The Door County Public Health Department is sponsoring a 2016 free flu vaccine clinic for children. The clinic will take place on Dec. 14, 8:30-11:30 am and 1:30-4pm, at the Door County Public Health Department. All children (ages six months – 18 years) are eligible for the free vaccine, regardless of insurance coverage, due to […]

  • Bring the Whole Family (Including Pets) to Photos with Santa at DC Coop

    Door County Cooperative will host a Photos with Santa event on Dec. 17, 8 am to noon, to benefit Door County Humane Society (DCHS). Come and get your picture taken with Santa and have the opportunity to tell him what is on your wish list this year. Bring the whole family including your pets. A […]

  • Sevastopol Student Council and Gibraltar DECA Present Marsha Wilson with Thanksgiving Parade Proceeds

    Sevastopol Student Council and Gibraltar DECA presented Marsha Wilson, Jacksonport resident and Fire Department member, with a check from their Thanksgiving Day Parade fundraiser and a check from the Jacksonport Fire Fighter’s Association. In addition to supporting Wilson, $1,350 of the funds raised sponsors Christmas gifts for three families in need and food cards for […]

  • Knights of Columbus Hosts Packer Tailgate Party on Dec. 18

    Knights of Columbus Council #4896 will host an Indoor Packer Tailgate Party at the Sister Bay Bowl on Dec. 18 for the Packers-Bears game. The fundraiser will benefit Feed My People. Doors open at 10:30 am and the game starts at noon. The cost is $10 at the door. It’s all-you-can-eat AC Tap Chili, brats, […]

  • Lakeside Community Church Announces Christmas Eve Service Time

    The Christmas Eve services at Lakeside Community Church in Algoma will be held at 4 and 5:30 pm; there will be no services on Christmas Day. Childcare will be provided for the youngest children and refreshments will be offered. For more information, email [email protected], call 920.487.3906 or visit Lakeside Community Church is located just […]

  • Southern Door Community Encouraged to Buy Engraved Brick for New Outdoor Plaza

    The Southern Door School District invites families, Southern Door alumni, area businesses and residents to commemorate friends or family, special memories or unique milestones by buying an engraved brick. The bricks will be part of an outdoor plaza featuring a sculpture by Southern Door alumna and artist, Rob Soukup. The plaza, located outside the auditorium, […]

  • St. Pauls Sunday School Class Decorates Gingerbread Houses

    St. Pauls Lutheran Church, Juddville, recently had their Sunday School class decorate gingerbread houses with guidance from Sandy Blahnik. Blahnik is a veteran Sunday School teacher at St. Pauls who hand makes and bakes every piece for the 20 gingerbread houses. She then constructs each house using icing to cement all 15 pieces together, for […]

  • Sonnys Pizzeria Redesigns Patio Space for 2017

    Sonny’s Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria on the west side of Sturgeon Bay is excited to announce plans to redesign the outdoor patio space, formerly referred to as the Piazza, along the Sturgeon Bay waterfront. The plans include a new pavilion, outdoor seating, fireplaces and two bocce ball courts. The entire Sonny’s menu will be available […]

  • NexGen Hosts Ugly Sweater Party Dec. 10 at Sister Bay Bowl

    On Dec. 10, 6 – 9 pm, the NexGen Door County YP Network will hold an Ugly Sweater Party networking event at the Sister Bay Bowl (10640 N. Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay). Grab an ugly Christmas sweater, a group of friends and meet NexGen at the Sister Bay Bowl. There will be bowling, the […]

  • Door County Businesses Featured on Dec. 17 ‘Discover Wisconsin’ Show

    Discover Wisconsin and its hosts, Mariah Haberman and Jake Zimmermann, are showcasing a handful of local businesses in an upcoming program. The episode, called “Made in Door County,” airs Dec. 17 at 6:30 pm on WFRV TV 5. It may also be streamed online at Sister Bay’s Seaquist Orchards Farm Market, Forestville’s Country Ovens, […]

  • DCEDC Offers Entrepreneurial Training Program Jan. 23 – March 20

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay are proud to once again sponsor an entrepreneurial training program in Door County. Beginning Jan. 23 at NWTC-Sturgeon Bay, the eight-week business planning course takes students through a step-by-step approach to researching and writing a professional business […]

  • Deadline Extended for 2016 FSA County Committee Election Ballots

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Patty Edelburg recently announced that the deadline to submit ballots for the 2016 County Committee Elections has been extended to ensure farmers and ranchers have sufficient time to vote. Eligible voters now have until Dec. 13 to return ballots to their local […]

  • Bruce Low Renews Home Inspector License for Two More Years

    Bruce Low, owner/inspector of Bottom Line Home Inspection of Luxemburg, renewed his Home Inspector license for two more years from Dec. 2016 through Dec. 2018. His credential, first received in 2004, is number 1596-106. To maintain their home inspector license, the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services requires home inspectors acquire 40 continuing education […]

  • Luxemburg Bancshares, Inc. Announces Semi-Annual Dividend

    Luxemburg Bancshares, Inc., parent company of Bank of Luxemburg, announced the approval of a semi-annual dividend of $0.58 per share, payable on Dec. 15, 2016, to shareholders of record as of Dec. 1, 2016. The current dividend is an increase of $0.02, compared to the June 2016 dividend of $0.56 per share paid on June […]

  • Framed: Chewy & Teo Roofing

    Benny, Diego and Chewy of Chewy & Teo Roofing plan out the reroofing of the Peninsula Pulse‘s office expansion in Baileys Harbor.

  • Manners Matter: Overloaded Around the Holidays

      I’m already feeling panicked about getting ready for Christmas. I have a lot to do throughout the year, but the holidays fill up my calendar to the point of exhaustion. I want everything to be perfect for my husband, my kids and my co-workers (I also plan the annual holiday party at work). How […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: Dec. 9, 2016

    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?   “For the record, I took no part in creating anything other than disturbances.”   “Well, he bought a bride ya know.” […]

  • Trivia: Who Was First Woman to Become Four-Star U.S. Army General?

    Question: Who was the first woman to become a four-star U.S. Army General, and when did she reach that rank?   Answer: Ann Dunwoody on Nov. 14, 2008

  • Katie Dahl Releases Single Reflecting on Election, Holidays

    On Dec. 2, Door County songwriter Katie Dahl released “In the Dark,” a single she calls “a hymn for the longest nights of the year.” Dahl recorded the song in Memphis in mid-November. Although she wrote it almost a year ago, she says the divisive political climate and the change of the seasons in the […]

  • Peninsula Singers Hold Pair of Christmas Concerts Dec. 10 & 11

    The Peninsula Singers will perform their 37th annual Christmas concerts at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church on Dec. 10 at 7 pm and again at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek at 3 pm on Dec. 11. Artistic Director Merle Colburn opens this year’s concert with the rousing “The Sleigh” by Richard Kountz, […]

  • Rogue Theater’s Christmas Program Runs Dec. 9-11 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

    Rogue Theater will celebrate its fourth Christmas with an outstanding holiday production by Kim Saunders, The Evening News Hour. In this production, the Channel 7 Evening News Hour reports on the birth of the new Savior with several field reporters interviewing all the characters to set up the crèche scene. There are also humorous commercial […]

  • Cast Announced for Sturgeon Bay High School’s “Godspell”

    Sturgeon Bay High School recently announced its cast for the 2017 musical, Godspell. Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. The main story of Godspell is portrayed in the way the players interact […]

  • Two Baileys Harbor Indoor Farmers Markets Left in December

    Baileys Harbor Indoor Farmers Markets are being held at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on Dec. 11 & 18, 9 am to 1 pm. The December markets feature more than 14 vendors with a host of items including free massages, fresh local produce, locally produced bakery including holiday goodies, specialty foods, handcrafted adult and children’s […]

  • Join Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle Gala at Door County Maritime Museum

    On Dec. 11, 5:30–8:30 pm, the Door County Maritime Museum’s (DCMM) Merry-time Festival of Trees culminates with the popular Jingle, Jingle, Mix & Mingle Gala. Guests will enjoy live seasonal entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Thyme Cuisine, along with a live and silent auction and tree raffle drawing. The gala offers a fun evening at […]

  • Dancin’ on the Door’s Holiday Ballet On Stage in Baileys Harbor

    Dancin’ on the Door’s Youth Program presents “Sara and the Toy Shoppe: A Mini Ballet Production” on Jan. 8 at 3 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. This is a sweet story about a girl, a toy shoppe, magical Christmas snow and the gifts of this beautiful season of giving. Admission for ages 10 and […]

  • Natural Christmas Celebrated at The Ridges, Dec. 10

    Everybody deserves to spend a few hours this holiday season surrounded by the natural beauty of The Ridges Sanctuary. Stroll down the softly lit Hidden Brook Boardwalk and join in the beautifully decorated Kaye Cabin, while sipping on warm cider, eating delicious cookies and listening to holiday music. This program offers a wreath-making workshop, holiday […]

  • Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling at Noble House

    Gibraltar Historical Association presents a Christmas tree lighting and caroling on Dec. 10 at 5 pm at the Alexander Noble House. Bundle up and come down to the corner of Main Street in Fish Creek to sing in the holidays. There will be traditional songs, candlelight and special guests, the Gibraltar High School Chorus. Sing […]

  • Become a Better Bird Watcher at Crossroads at Big Creek

    At Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay, birds are taking advantage of the emerald ash borers that are killing the ash trees, but they still come to the feeders at the Collins Learning Center. The number of feeders at Crossroads is growing as they develop an Accessible Bird and Butterfly Garden around the building. […]

  • Len Villano Photography Exhibit at TAP Lobby Gallery

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the opening of Seeing the Light, a solo exhibition by photographer and Peninsula Pulse Photography Director Len Villano. The show runs Dec. 7- 24, in the TAP Lobby Art Gallery at 234 N. Third Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Showing at the same time as Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, Seeing the […]

  • Open Studio at Door County Makers Space

      In support of spreading a clear message that our community welcomes all, Door County Makers Space is hosting a pop-up printing studio to make hundreds of brightly-colored NOH8 window signs and patches on Dec. 9, 2 – 6 pm, and Dec. 10, 10 am – 2 pm. The paper or fabric 11” signs are […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl Door Prize Winner Named by Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl

    When the 10th Anniversary Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl came to an end a few weekends ago, one last item of business remained: choosing a lucky winner of the annual Door Prize. The winner, chosen randomly from slips filled out by the hundreds of visitors to the artists’ studios, is Janet Peters of Sturgeon Bay, […]

  • Deborah Dendler Solo Show in Boston

    Deborah Dendler, local sculptor, is presenting her work in a solo exhibition, Deborah Dendler Drawings and Sculptures, at the Landau Gallery, Belmont, Mass., from Dec. 1 to Jan. 15. Dendler’s solo show is a cohesive body of her latest work, featuring more than 40 bronze, terra cotta and porcelain sculptures, and drawings. Using old master […]

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Features Karen Wilson

    Karen Wilson will be the featured poet in the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Dec. 14 at 7 pm. Wilson has resided in Juddville for close to 40 years. While that doesn’t make her native here, it has been long enough to gain perspective. When contemplating the changes she has seen, Wilson thinks back […]

  • Readers Rampant Next Meeting is Dec. 13

    Want to read about a bookstore in a barge on the Seine and an owner who chooses the exact book each reader needs? Join the Readers Rampant Book Club on Dec. 13 in discussing The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. The group meets each month at 2:30 pm in the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library’s […]

  • The Bestseller List: Nov. 27, 2016

      TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman 3. The Sympathizer, by Viet Thanh Nguyen 4. The Sellout, by Paul Beatty 5. The Bookshop on the Corner, by Jenny Colgan TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. Alexander Hamilton, by Ron […]

  • Poem: The Day After (Election Day) by Ann Heyse

    There was so much noise in the cataclysm when the waters of anger flowed, rose rushed in to ruin, divide. We ran to our separate banks watched the river flood. We were afraid we would drown in those mucky waters but instead we survived. Oh, but here is mud and sludge. With sunwarmth beating in […]

  • Behind the Miller’s 41st Juried Annual

    In November, the Miller Art Museum unveiled its 41st Juried Annual, a regional exhibition celebrating two-dimensional works from established and emerging artists of Northeast Wisconsin. This year’s call for entries brought in 172 images by 99 artists from Door, Kewaunee, Brown, Oconto and Manitowoc counties. When the exhibition opened Nov. 5, 53 pieces from 48 […]

  • Weather Wizard: Magical Bog

    This past Thanksgiving holiday, not only was I lucky enough to spend time with family, but to do so while exploring a rare southern Michigan bog. My sister Mallery and I wanted to share the experience with the younger generation of the family, and my eight-year-old cousin Brayden was tapped to join us. We arrived […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: Aspiration and Inspiration

    by Mike Egan, Door Peninsula Astronomical Society In 2002, not long after the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society was founded in 1998, Ray Stonecipher, known to many Pulse readers, invited a few of us to join in a collaborative effort of professional astronomers, high school students and amateurs interested in researching a particular topic. It would […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Going After Premier Economic Development District Designation

    Thanks to a law Gov. Scott Walker signed at Lambeau Field last March to benefit the new Titletown District, the City of Sturgeon Bay is on its way to creating a Premier Economic Development District. At the Dec. 6 common council meeting, Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak explained to the council that this new law […]

  • Third Avenue Playhouse Brings Jacob Marley’s Redemption Story to Stage

    “Marley was dead, to begin with…” So begins Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol, the redemption story of cold-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge. On a cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who has spent the seven years since his death walking the Earth bound by […]

  • Groundwater Contamination Dominates Rep. Kitchens’ Listening Sessions

    It took all of five seconds after Rep. Joel Kitchens’ opening remarks at his Dec. 5 listening session in Sturgeon Bay before constituents set forth the theme for the hour: groundwater contamination. A bystander may have thought the election hadn’t happened yet and the listening session was simply another debate between Kitchens and Lynn Utesch, […]