Peninsula Pulse – Feb. 26 – March 4, 2016

In this issue

  • Owls, A Story Slam, Cornhole & More Weekend Plans

    The events calendar is getting fuller as spring approaches. Looking for some fun on the peninsula this weekend? From local benefits to a celebration of owls, we’ve got our top picks for the weekend ahead. Friday, March 4 Owl-O-Rama Celebrate the fantastic raptor during The Ridges’ Owl-O-Rama weekend celebration, March 4-5. Highlights include crafts, owl […]

  • Outdoors with Coggin Heeringa: Leap Year

    Leap Year is a rather awkward solution to an astronomical conundrum. But the current solution is nowhere near as awkward as it was in the ancient Roman Empire. Back then, different regions of the empire had different calendars. For example, in Rome the calendar had a 355-day year, which really didn’t work because the Earth […]

  • Great Lakes Fishery Commission to Hold “State of Lake”

    Fisheries biologists from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will be among those presenting information at the upcoming Upper Lake Committees Meeting sponsored annually by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission. The Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron Committees meet to assess the status of fish communities, discuss Great Lakes issues and plan future management […]

  • Habitat for Humanity Hosts 4th Annual Bowl-A-Thon

    On Feb. 13, nearly 50 bowlers turned out at Apple Valley Lanes for the 4th Annual Door County Habitat for Humanity Bowl-A-Thon. The bowlers raised more than $17,000 in support of their 39th home build for the Miller family. Susan Miller, head of the Miller family, and her daughters participated in the bowl-a-thon. Susan and […]

  • Southern Door High School Hosting April 13 Job Fair

    Southern Door High School students will have an opportunity to meet local businesses and explore summer work opportunities on April 13, between 11 am and 12:15 pm. Students will be able to use their lunch period to meet with businesses, talk with perspective employers, and explore summer employment opportunities. Each business will have one table […]

  • By the Numbers: Leap Year

    1/10th of 1 percent The percentage of the population born on leap day (Feb. 29). 5 hours, 48 minutes, 45 seconds The amount the calendar would be off each year without adding a day to February in leap years. In 100 years without leap years, seasons would be off by 25 days. 29 The day […]

  • Julia Englebert Named 2016 Southern Door Valedictorian

    Julia Englebert has been named Valedictorian of the Class of 2016 at Southern Door High School. She is the daughter of Jerry and Tara Englebert. She plans to pursue Arabic language and linguistics in college. Nathan Coulthurst has been named Salutatorian of the Class of 2016. He is the son of Greg and Christine Coulthurst. […]

  • Reps in the News: Feb. 26 – March 4

    Governor Scott Walker Walker announced nominations are being sought for the 33rd annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award. The award is administered by the Department of Administration Division of Personnel Management to honor women who are making a difference in Wisconsin state government. “The award recognizes the service of women whose contributions to client, co-workers, […]

  • Roy Lukes: The Mallard Duck

    Perhaps it’s the beautiful snowfall continuing throughout the day that got me thinking about the last glacier and its incredible benefits to mankind in the Midwest. Undoubtedly the glacial till, eventually resulting in some of the best farming country in the world, can be listed as the number-one benefit. Ask the average person to name […]

  • Civility Column: Sports Parents, Fair or Foul?

    By Susan McAninch I attended a basketball game recently with a friend to watch and support our children playing. During the game my friend became very vocal and very critical of everything he saw as a mistake our kids and coaches made. Throughout the game and at halftime, he loudly talked about the negatives to […]

  • 2016 Door County Silent Sports Events

    We’ve made your planning easy with this guide to getting active in Door County in 2016, whether you want to do it on foot, by pedal or by paddle.

  • Pulse Price Report: Immigrant Workforce

    It’s no surprise that two bills that passed the state assembly and deemed “anti-immigrant” were met with an estimated 14,000 Latino protesters at the state capitol in Madison on Feb. 18. The bills would allow police officers to ask arrested or detained persons their immigration status, a practice otherwise outlawed in places known as “sanctuary […]

  • EPA Releases Drinking Water Maps

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released DWMAPS – the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters. This robust, online mapping tool provides the public, water system operators, state programs and federal agencies with critical information to help them safeguard the sources of America’s drinking water. DWMAPS allows users to learn about […]

  • Fall Challenge Ride Registration Opens March 1

    Registration for the Peninsula Century Fall Challenge bicycle ride opens March 1. Door County’s premier century ride finishes on the Green Bay shore at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. The finish includes a post-ride party featuring local chefs, beer from the Door County Brewing Co., and music at the newly completed park […]

  • New Bird Care Center at Open Door Bird Sanctuary

    After planning, fundraising, a May 2015 groundbreaking, and hundreds of volunteer and contractor hours, the new Bird Care Center at Open Door Bird Sanctuary (ODBS) welcomed its first resident. In addition to being the “home base” where the Raptor Team volunteers will conduct the care and husbandry for the 10 raptor residents of ODBS, the […]

  • How to Help A Friend In An Abusive Relationship

    By Danielle Nyman, Youth Advocate, HELP of Door County February is Dating Violence Awareness month. This month is dedicated to raising awareness about interpersonal violence – verbal, emotional, physical or sexual – that occurs among youth. Often the focus is on domestic violence and adult relationships. However, adolescents in dating relationships can be affected as […]

  • News Bulletin: Feb. 26 – March 3

    WHAT HAPPENED Sevastopol Elementary School Principal Mary Donaldson was placed on paid administrative leave at her own request as of Feb. 23, District Administrator Linda Underwood confirmed. Because this is a personnel matter, no other information was available, however Underwood said the school has banded together to ensure that the number 1 priority of educating […]

  • “Hospice and Palliative Care” Program March 13

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Hospice and Palliative Care” on March 13, 4 pm, at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay. This month’s speakers are Tom Turriff, former hospice chaplain, and Jo Ann Turriff, former hospice nurse, who will discuss their experiences providing hospice and palliative services. […]

  • Helen Mae Genke

    Obituary: Helen Mae Genke

    Oct. 9, 1925 – Feb. 21, 2016 Helen Mae Genke, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Green Bay, died at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Helen’s life will be honored with a memorial service held at 3 pm, Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Huehns Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay. Visitation for family and friends will be […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Think Rationally About Climate Change

    Dan Dieterich is right: we have a moral imperative to protect God’s creation. But we also have a moral obligation to use our God-given brains to think rationally. It is irrational for Dieterich, leader of the Stevens Point Chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), to focus on trying to stop climate change, something that […]

  • ‘Flicker of Hope’ Screening at Fish Creek Community Church

    Fish Creek Community Church will screen the short documentary Flicker of Hope: Empowered HIV+ Women of Kenya on Feb. 27, 6 – 8 pm. Come learn about Kenyan women who were saved from near death by the USA and Kenyan-based humanitarian organization Health Education Africa Resources Team (HEART). The women are guided on a path […]

  • Northern Door YMCA Closing Men’s Locker Rooms through March 11

    The Door County YMCA’s Northern Door Program Center in Fish Creek will close the men’s locker room from Feb. 22 to March 11. As part of their Phase 2 capital projects, all shower rooms and bathrooms in the facility will be renovated in the next six weeks. Call 920.868.3660 with any questions.

  • Noel S. Farber, Sr.

    Obituary: Noel S. Farber, Sr.

    Aug. 26, 1966 – Feb. 19, 2016 Noel S. Farber, Sr., “Medicine Man,” 49, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Ministry Door County Medical Center after an apparent heart attack. He was born in Waukesha, the son of Gary and Marcie Farber. Noel married Kathleen Ann Zubella on Oct. 16, 1997. His memory will ride on […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club Announces Trivia Night

    The Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club presents the 13th annual Trivia Night on March 19 at the Jaycee Clubhouse in Sturgeon Bay. Teams of up to eight people will compete in 10 categories (100 questions). Registration is at 6:30 pm and trivia will be from 7 to 10 pm. There will also be door prizes […]

  • In Search of Ice in El Niño Winter

    By Tim Sweet Immediately after work on Friday, Feb. 12, I hightailed it for The Sweet Retreat in Sturgeon Bay. I was Washington Island-bound for the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands (FOPPI) winter board meeting. The weekend forecast called for the coldest weather of the winter. When I arrived at the Retreat the National […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Care for Creation

    First of all, thanks for “The Climate Corner,” which keeps these crucial issues before your readers. In response to Dan Dieterich’s recent article [“Responding to a Moral Imperative”] I’m happy to say that my church is one of those which has spoken out about the necessity of addressing issues of climate change. Whether one argues […]

  • TIF Deadline Spurring Sister Bay Development

    With the highway near completion and the beach up and running, the conversation at the Feb. 16 Sister Bay Village Board meeting centered on spurring development. But conversation had some urgency as board members and developers discussed the village’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) expiration date in seven years. The village needs to pay back its […]

  • Senate Sinks Water Privatization Bill

    Even though Assembly Bill 554 whizzed through the state Assembly on a voice vote – which usually means it is a non-controversial issue – Senator Frank Lasee’s Senate companion version of the bill, SB 432, ran aground last week in the Senate. The bill, which would make it easier for investor-owned utilities to do business […]

  • Billy Weiss American Legion Post 527 Turns 70

    Billy Weiss American Legion Post 527 of Sister Bay will turn 70 on March 1, 2016. To commemorate this milestone, Post 527 will hold a meeting on March 1 at 6 pm at the Sister Bay Village Hall. Special guests include the American Legion 9th District Commander Laurel Clewell and Door County American Legion Commander […]

  • Lodge and Door Country Welcome New Marketing Advisor

    Fm 106.9, the Lodge and Door Country, FM 97.7 welcome Brooke Ulrich to the staff as their new Marketing Advisor. Ulrich holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She enters the Door County community from Wauwatosa where she previously was the Marketing Director for Layton State Bank, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Fruit and Veggie Champions!

    Food service staff and Healthy Door County 2020 are getting students engaged in the lunchroom, as they champion healthy food choices. As schools are educational environments, the lunchroom can be a classroom and provide additional opportunities for learning. It’s here in our school cafeterias where students are learning which foods to eat and how to […]

  • Southern Door High School 2015-16 Semester One Honor Roll

    Gr. 12 Academic High Honors Reed Charles, Nicole Christianson, Nathan Coulthurst, Julia Englebert, Bailey Hanson, Amber Kasten, Sophie Kennedy, Samuel Mueller, Samantha Renard, Brittany Schmelzer, Morgan VanderMissen, Emily Walker, Jessica Weatherwax Gr. 12 Academic Honors Melissa Benzshawel, Emily Bretl, Elizabeth Buhr, Mackenzie Counard, Brooke Dantoin, Kordell Draves, Mitchell Gerend, Erika Haberli, Rachel Hale, Trevor Hawkey, […]

  • Senator Lasee Responds to Kitchens Listening Session Story

    By Sen. Frank Lasee Here they go again. I can see why so many people no longer trust the mainstream media. It’s intellectually disingenuous and professionally dishonest to write a slanted op-ed and call it “news.” I’m referring to an article I read in the Pulse ( that opened with the rhetoric, “gutted transparent government” […]

  • Door County Brewing Co. Releases Limited Edition Farmhouse Ale

    Le printemps goes on sale March 1 through May 1.

  • Letter to the Editor: No LWV Forum for Board of Supervisors Races

    The LWV Door County is proud to have been asked to conduct four candidate forums to help the voters of Door County meet candidates and ask questions of importance. Those forums were scheduled for: Sturgeon Bay City Council, Districts 2 and 6, Wednesday, February 3, 7 pm, City Council Chambers; Southern Door School Board, Wednesday, […]

  • Eric Natwick

    Door County YMCA Hosts Community Breakfast

    The Door County YMCA held its annual Community Breakfast, sponsored by RBC Wealth Management, at the Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center on Feb. 18. This year’s theme was “Growing Stronger Together” and focused on why the YMCA is such a vital part of the community. Approximately 100 community members enjoyed a meal together and […]

  • Joseph Warren Paye

    Obituary: Joseph Warren Paye

    Aug. 1, 1954 – Feb. 17, 2016 Joseph Warren Paye, 61, of Brussels, bravely fought cancer until he died peacefully with his family at his side. He was born on in Pulaski to Raymond and Albertina (Zellner) Paye. On Feb. 24, 1973, he married high school sweetheart Robyn DeKeyser. Joseph went to work at P.B.I. […]

  • Floyd Joseph Fish

    Obituary: Floyd Joseph Fish

    March 2, 1927 – Feb. 23, 2016 Floyd Joseph Fish, 88 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Ministry Door County Medical Center with family at his side. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Lester and Alice (Knapp) Fish. Floyd served in the United States Army in Korea from 1952 to […]

  • Obituary: Betty Lou Staver

    Nov. 6, 1921 – Feb. 20, 2016 Betty Lou Anita (Sell) Staver, 94, died with a beloved daughter and granddaughter by her side. A transplanted city girl from Milwaukee, she quickly (and sometimes comically) transitioned into the life of a Door County dairy farmer with her husband and constant companion of 69 years, Marvin Henry […]

  • Hillside Inn Grand Opening

    The Hillside Inn of Ephraim will have its grand opening reception on March 3, 5 – 7 pm. Come take a tour, enjoy light refreshment and meet the new owner Diane Taillon and the rest of the managing staff of the inn. The Hillside Inn of Ephraim strives to be an asset to both visitors […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Feb. 26 – March 4

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball March 1 – Regional @ Iola-Scandinavia, 7 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 26 – Regional #2, TBD SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball March 1 – Regional @ Lena, 7 pm SOUTHERN DOOR Boys Basketball March 1 – Regional vs. Chilton, 7 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 26 – Regional #2, TBD Wrestling Feb. 26 & 27 […]

  • Business Counseling Sessions in Sturgeon Bay

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Green Bay will offer free, one-on-one business counseling sessions on March 3, 8:30 am – 5 pm, for any new or existing business owners in Door County. Chuck Brys, business counselor for the SBDC, will provide advice on business planning, […]

  • Municipal News: Feb. 26 – March 4

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at 7 pm on March 1. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board meets at 4 pm on March 3. Town of Gibraltar: The town board meets at 7 pm on March 2. Town of Liberty Grove: The Parks & Property Committee meets at 8 am on March […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy “Dottie” West

    June 20, 1926 – Feb. 20, 2016 Dottie was born in Fairport, Mich., to Lee and Ruth (McCauly) Killoran. She was the eldest of seven in a 100 percent Irish family. Survivors include her children, Rick (Abby) West, Nacogdosches, Texas, and Vicki (Gary, deceased) Fieck, Sturgeon Bay. Mom’s request was to have her body left […]

  • Celebrate Aldo Leopold Weekend with Marathon Reading

    Five Door County organizations will come together to celebrate the ideas of legendary conservationist, philosopher, educator and writer Aldo Leopold during the statewide Aldo Leopold Weekend with a progressive marathon reading of his classic essay collection A Sand County Almanac. During four two-hour sessions March 5 – 6, a number of Door County leaders will […]

  • Gibraltar Girls Basketball Hosting Dinner Fundraiser

    The Gibraltar Vikings Girls Basketball team is hosting “A Thanksgiving Dinner” fundraiser on Feb. 28, 3 – 6:30 pm, at Alexander’s Restaurant. Dinner includes turkey and all the fixings of a Thanksgiving dinner. All proceeds will go to the Gibraltar Vikings Girls Basketball program. The dinner costs $12 for adults, $6 children (6 – 11), […]

  • 2016 Philanthropy

    2016 Philanthropy Issue Now Available

    The 2016 edition of Door County Living’s Philanthropy issue hits the streets this week with a cover by artist Ginnie Cappaert and a focus on philanthropy and economic development. As Door County Community Foundation President and CEO Bret Bicoy writes in his piece for the magazine, “There’s a fascinating shift going on in modern philanthropy. […]

  • Donald Peter Tlachac

    Obituary: Donald Peter Tlachac

    March 15, 1930 – Feb. 17, 2016 Donald Peter Tlachac, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Algoma, the son of John and Ella Catherine (Andre) Tlachac. Don graduated from Algoma High School class of 1947. He served his country with the […]

  • Register Now for Crossroads Trail Run/Walk

    Registration is now open for the seventh annual Crossroads Trail Run/Walk 2k, 5k, 10k on June 18 at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Come as a solo participant or bring the whole family. Major sponsors for the 2016 season include Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay Utilities, and Evergreen Nursery. This event […]

  • Science Snippet: Flying Spiders

    Biologists can go to great lengths to test their theories. For example, Prof. Steve Yanoviak of the University of Louisville wondered whether spiders can fly, and he set out to answer the question by throwing various species of spiders out of a tree and watching them as they struggled to counteract gravity. Most species failed […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Feb. 26 – March 3

    RESULTS Feb. 22 A LEAGUE Bay Area Transplant 1, Team YMCA 2 B LEAGUE Red Room 3, Peninsula Podiatry 0 Econo Double-Baggers 2, Para Tran 1 Hatco 3, Brick Lot 0 Renard’s Cheese 0, Whiskepedia 3 PLAYOFF SCHEDULE Feb. 29 6:30 pm Team YMCA vs. Nicolet Beach Concessions, Court C Bayshore Powerballers vs. Music Masters […]

  • James Neuville

    Obituary: James Neuville

    Feb. 3, 1944 – Feb. 22, 2016 James “Jim” Neuville, 72, of Sturgeon Bay, died after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Sturgeon Bay to Wilmer and Winifred (Dombeck) Neuville. On Sept. 24, 1966, he married Lynea Djuplin. Jim graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1962, and NWTC with a degree in […]

  • Sandra Lee Miller

    Obituary: Sandra Lee Miller

    Sept. 19, 1955 – Feb. 16, 2016 Sandra Lee “Sandy” Miller, 60, Brussels died at Bellin Hospital. She was born in Door County to George and Dorothy (Ott) Karstaedt. She was a graduate of Sevastopol High School in 1973. On May 29, 1993 she married Rick Miller. Sandy was a master seamstress and worked at […]

  • Viking Voice Staffers Attend Wisconsin Newspaper Awards banquet

    The Viking Voice newspaper staff of Gibraltar High School traveled to Madison on Feb. 26 to attend the Wisconsin Newspaper Awards banquet and receive scholarship awards for work done in the 2014-2015 school year. Awards and awardees are: Freedom of Information Award, second place, Chris Mydra; General Reporting, first place, Libby Glabe; Column Writing, first […]

  • Mary Marcussen

    Obituary: Mary Marcussen

    April 6, 1942 – Feb. 18, 2016 Mary Jane (Chase) Paschke Marcussen, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, died Feb. 18, 2016. She was born at home in Institute, the daughter of Charles Robert “Bob” Chase and Clara Jane (Hartel) Chase. Her family eventually moved to Sturgeon Bay and made their home. She was united in marriage […]

  • Zion Lutheran School Hosting Children’s Carnival

    The fifth annual Children’s Carnival will be held on March 5, 10 am – 1 pm, at Zion Lutheran School and Early Childhood Center, 3937 County Road V, Egg Harbor. There will be two bouncy houses, tons of carnival games with prizes, face painting, tattoos, food, kids bucket raffle and more. For more information find […]

  • Waseda Farms Surpasses “You Buy We Give” Campaign Goal

    The Waseda Farms “You Buy We Give” Campaign beat their goal of selling $15,000 in ground beef during January, and sold $17,000 from both of their retail locations, in Baileys Harbor and De Pere. Waseda Farms donated 100 percent of the proceeds of all ground beef sales during January to their campaign partners including two […]

  • Gloria Ann Belongia

    Obituary: Gloria Ann Belongia

    Nov. 6, 1930 – Feb. 18, 2016 Gloria Ann Belongia, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died with her family at her side. She was born in Bonduel, Wis., to Robert and Anna (Ganschow) Boerst. On May 18, 1957, she married Douglas Belongia. After they were married, they moved to Sturgeon Bay where they raised their family. […]

  • Conservation Program Restores Wildlife, Helps Farmers Care for Land, Air, Water

    By Val Dolcini, Farm Service Agency Administrator The modern environmental conservation movement is one that has brought awareness and conservation practices to many urban audiences. To some, it probably seems like a recent shift in American thinking. But American farmers and ranchers throughout rural and tribal lands were the original conservationists, wasting nothing and preserving […]

  • Obituary: David Donald Simonar

    Oct. 26, 1950 – Feb. 16, 2016 David Donald Simonar, 65, of Sturgeon Bay, died at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Donald Bernard Simonar and Ann Elizabeth (Pfeifer) Simonar. David was a graduating member of the Sturgeon Bay High School class of 1969, the first […]

  • Door County Buy Local Mixer March 2

    Door County Buy Local is holding its next business networking mixer on March 2, 5:30 – 7 pm, at Main Street Market, 7770 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor. The event will feature a presentation about the history of the Callsen family’s foray into the grocery business, and ultimately Main Street Market. The mixer will also provide […]

  • Featured Pet: Mya

    Mya is a beautiful female, 1-year-old Terrier mix. Her stunning, warm, light chocolatey brown coat is accented with white markings on her face, chest, paws and the tip of her tail. She currently tips the scale at 30 pounds and is not estimated to get much bigger. Mya came to the Door County Humane Society […]

  • Plastic Planet Featured at Dinner and a Movie

    We live in the Age of Plastic. It’s cheap. It’s practical, and it’s everywhere – even in your blood. But is it dangerous? Plastic Planet is a feisty, informative documentary that takes viewers on a journey around the globe to reveal the far-flung reaches of our plastic problem. Interviews with the world’s foremost experts in […]

  • Donald Oscar Rank

    Obituary: Donald Oscar Rank

    Nov. 21, 1942 – Feb. 19, 2016 Donald Oscar Rank, 73, of Ephraim, died at home with family at his side. He had been battling lung cancer the past three years. Don was born in Milwaukee, the son of Lavern George Rank and Thurley Irene (Schelinske) Rank. Following his graduation from Custer High School in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Ephraim, Alcohol and Respecting the Past

    When Pastor Andreas Iverson and his parishioners joined the other emigrants leaving Stavanger, Norway, for America and eventually Ephraim, little did they know how long, arduous and dangerous that trip would be. The 74 emigrants, excluding Reverend Iverson and his wife, who had a cabin, were assigned the space below deck, which was often used […]

  • Board Oks Phase I of Highway Shop Rehab

    With five of its 21 members vacationing, the Door County Board of Supervisors voted 15-1 at the monthly meeting Feb. 23 in favor of building a central ambulance station and human services resource center at the former old highway shop on 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. Although absent, Supervisor Susan Kohout sent a letter in […]

  • Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay Opens Scholarship Application Process

    The chairs of the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay (RCSB) Scholarship Awards Committees have opened the application process for Door County Class of 2016 students. Scholarships will be awarded to both four-year and two-year degree seeking graduates. The focus of both scholarships is on one of the key principles of Rotary – “Service Above Self.” […]

  • John Nichols Highlights Door County Dems Rally

    The Democratic Party of Door County has invited some of Wisconsin’s finest activists, including John Nichols of The Nation, to lead a conversation about a variety of issues on Feb. 26 & 27. On Feb. 26, a rally and potluck will be held at Butch’s Bar in Sturgeon Bay. At 7:30 pm Marina Dimitrijevic, director […]

  • Leaders Among Us Award Nominees Sought

    Leadership Door County (LDC) board of directors is now accepting nominations for the Leaders Among Us Award. Applications are due by March 15. The Leaders Among Us Award was established to recognize people whose leadership has provided significance, effectiveness, inclusiveness and innovation. Nominees must be full-time residents of Door County and be working or volunteering […]

  • Ship Captains Daughter

    Book Review: ‘Ship Captain’s Daughter: Growing Up on the Great Lakes’

    The jacket of Ann Lewis’ memoir Ship Captain’s Daughter features a photograph of a little girl standing on a dock waving at a Great Lakes cargo ship, an appropriate image to capture the life of a daughter whose father, Willis Michler, each year spent the season from early spring through late fall sailing on a […]

  • Joe Paquet

    Questions & Artists: Joe Paquet (Part II of II)

    We, living in Door County, are fortunate to have a large number of great artists living and working in the Midwest. This two-part Q&A is with one of these accomplished painters, Joe Paquet. Click here to read part one. Those readers who remember some of my previous interviews will perhaps remember Derek Davis and recently, […]

  • Ryan Scriver

    Server of the Week: Ryan Scriver at Mojo Rosa’s

    If you’re in the mood for Mexican fare Let Mojo Rosa’s take you there. While you’re waiting, get a drink from Ryan Scriver The new general manager who comes from Two Rivers.   He’ll welcome you warmly into the Egg Harbor space Mix you a good drink and help you settle into your place. His […]

  • Framed: Feeding the Chickadees

    Brian and Avery Lederhaus feed the chickadees at Peninsula State Park. Photo by Tim Sweet.  

  • The Amish Project

    TAP Announces Student Matinee Series

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) is starting a series of student matinees designed for school groups to bring students to the theater at a very reduced rate. Each performance will be followed by a talk back with the director and cast. Pre-show classroom visits by TAP company members may also be arranged at no additional charge […]

  • Manners Matter: Feb. 26, 2016

    Dear Mary Pat,   My grandmother has been in a nursing home for just about a year and during the last several months, her personality has changed drastically. Mostly due to dementia, my once sweet, wonderful, caring granny is now belligerent and says terrible things in front of me and my children. My husband doesn’t […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: Feb. 26, 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?   “He looked smelly through my iPad. I can only imagine the firsthand experience.”   “Nobody can use four things at once, […]

  • Lori Meyer

    Peninsula Music Festival Holds Final Feb Fest Concert

    The final concert in the 2016 February Fest Season of the Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) will conclude with music inspired by the book The Light Keeper’s Legacy by Kathleen Ernst. The 2 pm concert on Feb. 27 will be held at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. This concert is a joint […]

  • Literacy Tutor Training Offered at Write On in March

    Literacy Door County will hold two tutor training sessions at Write On, Door County in March. The first session will be March 1, 1 – 3:30 pm, and the second session will be March 9, 1 – 3 pm. A fee of $25 covers the Tutor Portfolio and the training sessions. At these sessions, you […]

  • Alfred Stark

    Woodblock Print Artist Featured at The Ridges

    Alfred Stark’s work will be featured throughout March at The Ridges as part of their ongoing art and lecture series, Reflections on The Ridges. The artist will be in attendance during the opening reception on March 3, 4 – 6:30 pm, at the Cook-Fuller Center, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor. Stark has a B.F.A. […]

  • ryan muelle

    Sturgeon Bay Student Awarded MIAD Scholarship

    Ryan Mueller, Sturgeon Bay High School (SBHS) AP Studio art student, has been working tirelessly this year to expand his portfolio. He has been recently notified that he not only earned an early merit award from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), but his original amount granted has increased to $56,000 with the […]

  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

    Door Community Auditorium Presents LOTR Screenings

    On March 4 & 11, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present free screenings of the second and third installments of the wildly popular Lord of the Rings (LOTR) film trilogy. These two screenings (which are in conjunction with a prior screening of the first LOTR film) will take place at 7 pm and are part […]

  • Moon

    Exciting Times in Astronomy

    by David Udell, Door Peninsula Astronomical Society president If you have been following the news recently you know that these are exciting days for planetary scientists and astronomers. Late last year the NASA New Horizons mission did a fly-by of Pluto and is still transmitting data and pictures. The initial data and information surprised planetary […]

  • Bell’s 30th Anniversary Imperial Stout

    Cheers! Monkberry Moon Delight

    Paul & Linda McCartney’s remastered, 180-gram version of Ram arrived in my PO box today. All day I looked forward to being home and spinning my new disc. Ram is the only recording attributed to the couple. It was released in 1971, a year after the breakup of McCartney’s former group. He refers to it […]

  • Snowy Owl

    The Ridges Hosting Owl-O-Rama

    There’s something for everyone during The Ridges’ Owl-O-Rama, March 4 & 5, an entire weekend of activities dedicated to these remarkable raptors. Highlights include crafts, owl prowls, nest box building and live owls. Drop by The Ridges Cook-Fuller Center between 10 am and 4 pm to learn all about these feathered wonders. Cavity nesting owls […]

  • Isadoora Disgraced

    Isadoora Theatre Revived

    After a two-season hiatus, Isadoora Theatre Company is reentering the Door County theater scene. With its mission of celebrating the basic elements of theater and presenting intellectual, thought-provoking plays on current issues, Isadoora and its new board launched its newest season Jan. 31 with a staged reading of Disgraced: A Play by Door County Reads […]

  • Eagle Tower Peninsula State Park

    Eagle Tower Will Stand

    A meeting of state representatives and officials from the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) resulted in the goal of opening Eagle Tower in the spring of 2017. A statement from Door Property Owners (DPO) Vice President Kathie Vavra alleged that there was an agreement and commitment from the DNR to open the tower, but officials […]

  • The Pact: Runners Use Uncommon Commitment to Finish Door County Half Marathon

    One group of runners have found an unorthodox commitment to make it from the couch to the finish line at the Door County Half Marathon.

  • Nun Cast

    Rogue Theater Presents ‘And Then There Was Nun’

    Rogue Theater brings the hilarious And Then There Was Nun to the stage for one weekend. Written by Bruce W. Gilray and Richard T. Witter, this comedy is a spin-off of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None as the Holy Order of the Sisters of San Andreas get together on a secluded island for […]

  • Bill Brophy, Hal Grutzmacher

    Hal Prize Submission Workshop March 10 at UUF

    Organizers of the Peninsula Pulse’s annual Hal Prize literary and photography contest invite interested individuals to attend a Hal Prize Submission Workshop at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Thursday, March 10. The one-hour workshop will begin at 11 am at UUF, 10341 Water St. in Ephraim. Participants will be walked through the online submission process for […]

  • The Clearing

    The Clearing’s Annual Exhibition of Student Work

    The Clearing’s Winter Program Annual Student Exhibit will take place Feb. 27 and 28, 10 am – 4 pm, at The Clearing’s Jens Jensen Visitor Center located at 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay. This popular event will feature students’ work from their participation in this year’s 84 Winter Program classes that were offered […]