Peninsula Pulse February 15-22, 2019

In this issue

  • Gibraltar School Board Candidate Questionnaire

    There are five candidates running for two Gibraltar School Board positions. A primary will be held Tuesday, Feb. 19, to narrow the field to four candidates for the April election. What motivated you to run for the school board? Ray Einhorn (RE): Last year, while working the polls in Baileys Harbor, I had an inspiration […]

  • Cheers!: Cold Stout Makes Me Pout

    It’s the day after winter officially arrived, and there has been a definite bone-chilling coldness in the air. I reach into the magic fridge with the notion that I better find something appropriate right off the bat or I’m turning to brown liquor. To my great delight, I pulled out a a can of The […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: John Paul

    Meet John Paul. This 12-year-old cat shows endless amounts of affection to everyone he meets. All he wants is to be right next to you, rubbing his head on your leg, shoe, hand, elbow or whatever he can reach! ’Tis the season of love, and John Paul has a lot of it to give. Like […]

  • Children’s Center Establishes Scholarship for Families with Infants

    A family that has long supported Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) has established a scholarship fund specifically for families with infants. The family named it the New Infant Assistance (NIA) Fund in honor of its beloved dog, Nia, who died recently. The donors were looking for a new way to help NDCC students and families, […]

  • Athletic Club Offers Body-composition Analyzation

    Sister Bay Athletic Club (SBAC) offers the newest innovation for health and fitness: the InBody. The InBody is the most advanced body-composition analyzer on the market. Hospitals, universities and professional sports teams trust it because of its precision in measuring body fat, basal metabolic rate, segmental lean analysis, body composition history and more. “I first […]

  • Ice Party Held on Detroit Harbor, Feb. 16

    Take a trip to Washington Island on Feb. 16, 12 pm, for Ice Party. For the last 15-plus years, Ice Party has been a social gathering at the south end of Main Road on Detroit Harbor. There will be music, food, games and lots of great conversation around a warm fire. This is a BYOB […]

  • DCHH Seeking Next Partner Family

    Door County Habitat for Humanity (DCHH) is seeking its next partner family so that the build can start earlier in the spring. To obtain an application packet, visit the DCHH office Monday through Friday, and talk to Megan or David. To qualify, a potential DCHH partner family must be Door County residents for at least […]

  • Northern Sky Establishes Yearly Scholarship

    Northern Sky Theater and Werner and Sue Krause have established an annual scholarship to support a Door County high school senior who plans to study theater arts or music performance at a postsecondary educational institution. “As patrons of performing-arts organizations throughout the state, we are keenly aware of the joy that live theater and music […]

  • Doulagivers of Door County Host Caregiving Workshop

    Marggie Hatala of Doulagivers of Door County will host a Family Caregiving workshop Feb. 21, 1-3 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. The workshop brings families, friends and community members together to learn what the end-of-life processes are and how to support the patient and caregiver. This workshop will walk participants through the […]

  • Trivia: Who was the first solo female artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album?

    Question: Who was the first solo female artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album? Answer: Cardi B, who won the Grammy at the 2019 ceremony on Feb. 10. The first Best Rap Album was presented in 1996.

  • Democratic Party Hosts Pie Party Fundraiser

    The April 2 election will include a vote for a State Supreme Court judge. Hear Chief Judge and candidate Lisa Neubauer on Feb. 17, 1-4 pm, at the Door County Democratic Party’s pie-party fundraiser. She has worked in law for more than 30 years, the last 10 as an appellate-court judge. She will speak at […]

  • Money Management Counselors Provide Financial Counseling

    Thanks in part to a grant from the Women’s Fund of Door County, Money Management Counselors FISC will provide one-to-one financial counseling and educational presentations for women and girls of all ages and income levels. The grant will also help to support the Women and Money e-newsletter and blog. Money Management Counselors FISC will provide […]

  • Framed: Open House at Bird Sanctuary

    A family looks at the birds in the mews at Open Door Bird Sanctuary during its first winter open house on Feb. 2. If you’d like to get a glimpse of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary’s owls, attend its meet-and-greet during Owl-O-Rama at The Ridges Sanctuary on March 2. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Feb. 15, 2019

    OVERHEARD Are there tidbits 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 looks like you’re from Whoville.” “We have enough wall talk.” “Oh, that’s why they get together? Screw the rodents!” “You know […]

  • Fish Creek Post Office Holds Passport Fair

    To learn more about travel requirements for U.S. citizens, apply for a U.S. passport or get your picture taken, visit the Passport Fair at the Fish Creek Post Office on Feb. 16, 8-11 am. To apply for a passport, you need a birth certificate and driver’s license. Children younger than 16 need both parents, the […]

  • Server of the Week: Jayne Harding at the Ellison Bay Post Office

    If you live in the 54210, Chances are you know a woman who helps the mail flow. Her name is Jayne of Ellison Bay, And she has a friendly face that many see to start their day. In her spare time she can make a delicious limoncello, So be nice to her the next time […]

  • Manners Matter: Road Rage

    Dear Mary Pat, When I’m driving in my friend’s car, he can get a little aggressive behind the wheel. It’s not full-on road rage, but he is a little quick to honk the horn and perhaps shout some things that aren’t nice. Other drivers might not necessarily understand his exact words but they would be […]

  • Sister Bay Moravian Mission Committee Holds Potato Bar Fundraiser

    To help with the cost of the upcoming Sister Bay Moravian Church mission trip to St. Thomas, the church’s Mission Committee will host a potato bar on Feb. 17. Enjoy potatoes with all the toppings while contributing travel and supply funds as the group prepares for its trip, March 13-20. Drinks are included. Serving starts […]

  • Documentary Shown at Kress Pavilion, Feb. 20

    Don’t miss the documentary film Resilience at the Kress Pavilion on Feb. 20, 5-8 pm. Enjoy a light dinner starting at 5 pm; the film will begin at 5:30 pm; a panel discussion will immediately follow the film. Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope chronicles the promising beginnings on a national […]

  • 8th Annual Children’s Carnival Held on March 2

    Zion Lutheran School and Early Childhood Center will hold their eighth annual Children’s Carnival on March 2, 10 am – 1 pm. Enjoy games, a bounce house, face painting, tattoos, food, kid and adult bucket raffles, and more. The carnival is perfect for children aged three to 10, but all are welcome. If you want […]

  • Peninsula Players Launches New Scholarship

    Peninsula Players Theatre (PPT) is launching a scholarship for Door County high school seniors who will pursue a college major or minor in arts management, music or theater. PPT will award a $500 scholarship this spring to one student at each of the five Door County high schools. Last spring, PPT and its board of […]

  • Husby’s and Rotary Club Team Up for Fundraiser

    Husby’s of Sister Bay and the Northern Door Rotary Club are teaming up to offer a great meal that raises funds for the club’s community works. “Our mission is to support Door County youth and projects that address issues relating to clean water and our environment,” said club president Larry Crock. You can support that […]

  • UW Freshman from Door County Praises Bucky’s Tuition Promise

    University of Wisconsin-Madison freshman Mackenzie Straub told the UW System Board of Regents on Friday, Feb. 8, that the new Bucky’s Tuition Promise program has made a big difference for her. “I am able to come to this great university without the economic hardship that tuition can put on any individual,” said Straub, who grew […]

  • Door County’s Cheese Factories of Old: Two-part program opens Door County Historical Society’s 2019 series

    The Door County Historical Society (DCHS) announces their first program of 2019: Wisconsin Cheese & Door County Cheese Factories. The two-part program will benefit the DCHS Endowment Fund and is scheduled for Feb. 23 at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. Jim Pionkoski, owner of Wisconsin Cheese Masters in Egg Harbor, will be the first […]

  • Open House Held at St. John Bosco for Perspective Students

    St. John Bosco Catholic School will host a new-student open house Feb. 18-22. Prospective students and their families are welcome to tour the school, meet teachers and discover one of the best-kept secrets in the community. “As the only Catholic school in Door County, we believe we have something special to offer students and families,” […]

  • Door County Reads Events

    All events are free and open to the public. Friday, Feb. 15• Play Reading, 7 pm Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon BayAn Enemy of the People, written by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Arthur Miller, tells the story of a small Norwegian town that has begun to win fame and […]

  • ‘Dolores’: The Documentary

    The Movies That Matter series features Dolores on Feb. 19, 4:30 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC). The award-winning film tells the story of Dolores Huerta: among the most important, yet least known activists in our nation’s history. Huerta co-founded the first farm workers’ union with Cesar Chavez and tirelessly led […]

  • Hope Art Alcoves Showcases Works by Beverly Hart Branson

    The Art Alcoves gallery of Sturgeon Bay’s Hope United Church of Christ will feature works by mixed-media artist Beverly Hart Branson Feb. 6 – March 11. The lifetime artist works in watercolor, ink, acrylic, oil and pencil. She enjoys plein air painting and creating imaginative, fanciful birds, creatures, flowers and scenes on paper, fabric and […]

  • Free DCMM Admission for Kids

    Kids can enjoy the Door County Maritime Museum for free during Sturgeon Bay’s Fire and Ice Festival Feb. 16-17. Children ages 12 and younger can explore the museum free of charge with an accompanying paid adult. The museum is open 10 am to 4 pm.

  • Supper Club Program

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will present a free program Feb. 18 at 1 pm at the Kress Pavilion: “The History of Supper Clubs in Wisconsin and Door County.” Wisconsin became the true home of the supper club, loosely defined as a usually family-owned restaurant with a bar specializing in brandy cocktails, a separate dining […]

  • Catch Paperback Edition of Award-Winning ‘People of the Sturgeon’

    Just in time for Wisconsin’s annual sturgeon season (Feb. 9-24), the Wisconsin Historical Society Press has released a new paperback edition of its top-selling, award-winning fishing history, People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin’s Love Affair with an Ancient Fish by Ronald Bruch, Kathleen Schmitt Kline and Frederick Binkowski. It features photos by the late Bob Rashid. […]

  • Announcing the 2019 Hal Prize Judges

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper is pleased to announce the judges of the 2019 Hal Prize contest in poetry, prose and photography. They are photographer Tytia Habing; author, educator and artist Thomas Pecore Weso; poet Ira Sukrungruang; and novelist Cynthia Swanson. Conducted annually since 1998, the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize seeks to encourage and honor artistic […]

  • Children’s Author Comes to Door County

    Local school-library media specialists are working together to bring in award-winning children’s author Lisa Wheeler to area elementary schools. She will visit all four mainland Door County school districts Feb. 25-28. Wheeler has published more than 30 picture books, including the popular Dino-Sports series. During her presentations, she will share her passion for writing, encourage […]

  • Bestseller List: Feb. 15, 2019

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Power by Naomi Alderman2. The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris3. Less by Andrew Sean Greer4. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman5. The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann2. White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo3. Code […]

  • Vegetable-Garden Lecture

    Kristina Beuning, owner of Sunbow Farm in Eau Claire, will present a free, public program on March 5, 7 pm, in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek as part of the Door County Master Gardeners’ lecture series. Beuning will discuss conserving and preserving vegetable-garden ecosystems by focusing not only on what’s grown, […]

  • Fire & Ice Weekend in Sturgeon Bay

    Carve out some time to visit Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 16 for the 14th annual Fire & Ice festival. Enjoy winter’s beauty while watching ice carvers of all skill levels and professional snow sculptors create their masterpieces. Twenty ice blocks and six snow blocks will be carved. From 9 am to 2 pm, volunteer carvers […]

  • ‘We Shall Overcome’ at DCA

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present We Shall Overcome – an electrifying, multifaceted musical tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. – on Feb. 19 at 7 pm. Inspired by King’s words and actions, the performance will showcase African-American musical traditions that moved generations of civil-rights activists and defenders, interwoven with spoken […]

  • James May Seeks Artists for ‘Art of Water III’

    James May Gallery is seeking works in all media to include in an exhibit focusing on water at James May Gallery and the newly renovated James May North. Work may be about serious topics such as water conservation and protection, but it may also be about water’s simple beauty. Any medium is welcome, but all […]

  • Winter Wine Fest

    Celebrate our frozen terrain at Parallel 44’s eighth Frozen Tundra Wine Fest – the state’s largest outdoor winter wine fest – on Feb. 23, 12-6 pm. It showcases the winery’s snow-covered vineyard, cold-hardy grape vines and signature line of Frozen Tundra wines. Wine will be served outside under a tent. There will also be an ice bar, […]

  • Polka Dots at Family Art Day

    For this month’s Family Art Day on Feb. 16, the Peninsula School of Art is taking inspiration from the “queen of polka dots,” Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. Enjoy a reading of the book Yayoi Kusama: From Here to Infinity!; pose in a funky, dot-filled photo booth with lots of polka-dot accessories; and create paintings inspired […]

  • Skiing, Water and Parks Vision at Crossroads

    Enjoy the Ski for Free program at Crossroads on Feb. 16, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm; and Feb. 17, 1-3:30 pm. The program lends, free of charge, an array of ski and snowshoe equipment for kids and adults. When trail conditions permit, visit the volunteers in the Crossroads Maintenance Building, who will fit you with equipment […]

  • 10th Year of Mini-Movies in Northern Door

    Door County Short Film Fest is Feb. 15 and 16 A documentary about traditional cowboy music. A story of three witch sisters who contend with time travel. A doctor’s first day on the job at a small, rural family practice. These are just three of the more than 20 films to be screened at the […]

  • UU Gallery’s ‘PROTEST!’

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County’s (UUFDC) Social Justice Committee is presenting an exhibit of posters, photos, memorabilia, crafts and poems reflecting how our right to protest promotes deeply held UU principles of equity, justice and the inherent worth and dignity of every person. PROTEST! Bearing Witness, Seeking Justice addresses issues such as immigration, […]

  • Pairings of Love

    Artwork-lyric pairings from Love On Holiday Love in all its forms took center stage Feb. 8 and 9 during the Love On Holiday concerts at Third Avenue Playhouse. More than 30 songwriters/musicians came together at the Holiday Music Motel over the course of a week to collaborate and create original songs inspired by the work […]

  • ALA Announces 2019 Adult, Youth Award Winners

    The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the winners of this year’s Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction and the winners of this year’s ALA Youth Media Awards, including the Newbery and Caldecott Medals. The recipients were revealed at the association’s Midwinter Meeting, held January 25-29 in Seattle. The awards will be […]

  • Door County Native Releases CD

    Door County native Matthew Burress will celebrate the Door County release of his new CD, The Fountain, at an intimate concert in the Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) cozy Fireside Lobby on Feb. 23 at 7 pm. The Fountain is the Minneapolis-based folk singer-songwriter’s first full-length solo album, which he recorded at Tangerine Studios in St. […]

  • ‘Apparitions’ Draws Record Crowd

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of Kristine Thatcher’s Apparitions on Feb. 4 to a capacity crowd at Björklunden. Peninsula Players commissioned Thatcher in the mid-1990s to write a play using Door County’s history and unique character as its major influence. Apparitions was performed as part of The Play’s the Thing, a winter series of […]

  • Love Is in the Air Outdoors, Too

    It’s Valentine’s Day weekend, and love is in the air. But in the vast fields and forests of the Kewaunee/Door County peninsula, there’s no need for roses or chocolates. It’s mating season for coyotes, red and gray foxes, wolves, cottontail rabbits, snowshoe hares and raccoons. Coyotes, especially, have been on the move. Increased sightings of […]

  • New Pen Players Hearing Loops

    Peninsula Players Theatre has installed a hearing induction loop listening-assistance system and receivers in its audience pavilion, making theater performances more accessible for people with hearing loss. This is additional technology that Peninsula Players now has available on its pavilion’s main floor. The hearing loop benefits those with hearing loss by interacting with the individuals’ […]

  • Tim Grimm and Katie Dahl in Concert

    Popular Door County singer-songwriter Katie Dahl will join nationally touring singer-songwriter Tim Grimm to present an intimate evening of songs on Feb. 24, 7:30 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Grimm’s work as a songwriter and actor has taken him around the world and included parts in the film Clear and Present Danger […]

  • TAP Winter Play Reading Festival

    Third Avenue Playhouse presents its third annual Winter Play Reading Festival Feb. 15-24. The opening night – Feb. 15 at 7:30 pm – will feature An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Arthur Miller. A small Norwegian town has just begun to win fame and wealth through its medicinal spring waters […]

  • Obituary: Roy F. Raynier

    Feb. 7, 2019 Roy F. Raynier, 64, died at home after battling several illnesses. Roy was a member of the U.S. Air Force. He’s survived by his wife, Elaine, and several four-legged creatures whom he loved dearly. There will be no services, according to his wishes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to […]

  • Obituary: Willis “Thomas” Carpenter III

    Feb. 17, 1943 – Feb. 8, 2019  Willis “Thomas” Carpenter III, 75, of Washington Island, died at his home. He was born in North Carolina, the son of the late Willis T. and Victoria (Black) Carpenter Jr. Tom was married to Valerie (Marsden) Carpenter. They lovingly shared their lives together for 36 years. Tom was a master carpenter by […]

  • Obituary: Merril “Brownie” Little

    Oct. 12, 1924 – Feb. 10, 2019  Merril “Brownie” Little, 94, of Brussels, died at Anna’s House in Sturgeon Bay. He was born in Morgan Siding, Wisconsin, to Louis and Hilda (Miller) Little. Brownie served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific theatre.  On Aug. 22, 1951, he married Anita K. Kerscher in Maplewood. She preceded […]

  • Obituary: Gertrud Elizabeth Meyer

    Jan. 10, 1927 – Feb. 8, 2019  Gertrud Elizabeth Meyer, 92, of Sister Bay died peacefully with loved ones by her side at Scandia Village. She was born in Bremen, West Germany, the daughter of the late Friedrich and Anna (Hoyer) Meyer. Gertrud studied education in Germany before obtaining her Ph.D. from Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. She worked […]

  • Kangaroo Lake Becomes Hockey Town for Pond Hockey Tournament

    The sun shined on the sixth annual Door County Pond Hockey Tournament Saturday, Feb. 9, as more than 350 hockey players laced up their skates to play on Kangaroo Lake in Baileys Harbor. A record 55 teams played in this year’s event in six divisions, drawing hundreds of fans bundled up to brave the cold […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Fire Bells, Lively Egg Harbor

    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 February 8, 1878 The fire bell for the village, is at Green Bay. The bell was purchased at Cincinnati, Ohio, for $50, and weighs 450 […]

  • Wisconsin Army Guard Earns Environmental Award

    The Wisconsin Army National Guard’s maintenance shops were named among the best in the nation in the 2018 Army National Guard Environmental Awards Program. The Wisconsin Army National Guard finished third in the Industrial Installation Environmental Quality category. Its industrial installation includes 10 field-maintenance shops, two Army aviation support facilities, a combined support maintenance site […]

  • Obituary: Rosemary Utzinger

    July 8, 1927 – Jan. 28, 2019 Rosemary Utzinger, formerly of Fish Creek, died in Largo, Florida. She was born in Sparland, Illinois. Rosemary Dennis grew up in Farmington, Illinois, on a large dairy farm operated by her father and brothers. In 1946, she married Verle Utzinger in Farmington, Illinois. They had three children. Rosemary […]

  • Obituary: Harlan P. Bauldry

    March 15, 1938 – Feb. 4, 2019 (Age 80) Harlan Patrick Bauldry of Egg Harbor died at Bellin Hospital with his family by his side. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Harry Sr. and Avila (Trepanier) Bauldry. Harlan graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1956. He married Patricia Mosgaller on […]

  • Obituary: Sylvia Mae Londo

    Aug. 11, 1925 – Feb. 5, 2019 (Age 93) Sylvia Mae Londo died peacefully at home. She was born in Sturgeon Bay, daughter of the late Richard and Florence (Werkeiser) Ash. Sylvia attended Sevastopol High School and was a lifelong member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Valmy. On June 5, 1948, she was […]

  • Obituary: Mary Newgaard Aznoe

    Jan. 2, 1941 – Feb. 4, 2019 (Age 78) Mary Elizabeth Newgaard Aznoe of Sturgeon Bay died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services, where she resided after a fall in August of 2018. She was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the daughter of James O. and Margaret (Orthober) Newgaard. Mary and her parents moved to Sturgeon Bay from Minneapolis […]