Peninsula Pulse – Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2017

In this issue

  • Winter Fest, Pond Hockey & More Weekend Plans

    Celebrate the very best of winter in Door County with your pick of festivals this weekend! Whether you prefer hanging out on the ice watching hockey or taking part in a quirky competition, there is somewhere for you to enjoy the cold weather on the peninsula. Friday, February 3 Friday Night Jazz Door County Brewing […]

  • Spring Classic Ride Registration Opens Feb. 1

    The Peninsula Century Spring Classic returns for its 29th year in Baileys Harbor on June 17, 2017. Registration for the ride opens Feb. 1, and riders can save up to $15 by registering in February to join 800 fellow cyclists on the roads of northern Door County. Enjoy the support of six aid stations loaded […]

  • Door County Beer Festival Tickets on Sale Feb. 1

    Tickets for Door County’s largest craft beer event of the year go on sale Feb. 1! The Door County Beer Festival returns to Baileys Harbor Saturday, June 17 with more than 150 craft beers, live music, and local chefs. Tickets sales are limited to 1,200 people. This year’s event will feature carefully curated craft beers […]

  • Maritime Museum Speaker Series Resumes with Purinton Adventure

    The Door County Maritime Museum’s popular Maritime Speaker Series continues Thursday, Feb. 2, with a presentation by Richard Purinton sharing his experiences and images from his National Geographic expedition to the Falklands and South Georgia Island. As with all the programs in the series, the presentation will be held at the museum in Sturgeon Bay […]

  • NDCC Announces Fundraising Events

    In an ongoing effort to keep early care and education affordable for Door County families, Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) announces upcoming fundraising events. Feb. 18 brings a new fundraising event in celebration of Northern Door Children’s Center’s 30 years of service to the community. Radio station WSBW, part of the DoorCountyDailyNews.Com family, will broadcast […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Lost Weekend Found

    I must say, I didn’t want to get out of bed on Jan. 20. The thought of Donald Trump becoming the 45th President of these United States was frightening. But, like a true American retired person, I put on my bathrobe and turned on the TV. I made it as far as the carnage, and […]

  • Open Auditions for Rogue Theater Spring/Summer Productions

    Rogue Theater’s co-artistic directors Stuart Champeau and Lola DeVillers are preparing for its spring and summer productions. Upcoming shows include comedy, improvisation, drama and murder mystery. Open auditions will be held Jan. 28 at 2 pm and Jan. 31 at 6 pm at Jaycee Hall, 340 Jaycee Ct. Sturgeon Bay. They are looking for several […]

  • The Pulsations

    Framed: “The Pulsations”

    “The Pulsations” (from left) Brad Beno, Ryan Miller, Alyssa Skiba, Jess Farley, Angela Woodward and Abigail Thornton get groovy during the Peninsula School of Art’s Disco Ball on Jan. 14. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Chance to Win Landowner Conservation Report

    Ever wonder what plants or animals call your land home? Or how you can provide them with better habitat? Through Jan. 31, people can enter a lottery to be one of 100 lucky individuals to win a free Landowner Conservation Report from the Wisconsin DNR. The report, customized for your property, will include information on […]

  • Roy Lukes, Common Merganser

    Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Common Merganser

    A large duck-like waterfowl that we young boys exploring the Kewaunee River years ago called the fish duck is being seen along the Lake Michigan side of Door County now in large numbers. My tally earlier this month totaled close to 700, with 500-plus seen at North Bay and the rest at Moonlight Bay. Interestingly, […]

  • Door County Maritime Museum, Cheri Hargis

    DCMM Encourages Families to Introduce Maritime History to Kids

    The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay will offer free admission to children 12 and under with an accompanying paid adult beginning Jan. 29 and continuing on Sundays through the end of March. “This special offer hopefully encourages families the opportunity to see what the museum has to offer at a quieter time of […]

  • TAP Welcomes Favorites for Winter Play Reading Festival

    Third Avenue Playhouse welcomes TAP favorites Claire Morkin and Alan Kopischke to the cast of Dear Elizabeth for a staged reading of the play by Sarah Ruhl on Feb. 17 at 7:30 pm. Dear Elizabeth makes up the second in a series of eight evenings celebrating playwriting as part of TAP’s annual Winter Play Reading […]

  • Dr. Reisner

    DCMC Announces New Full-Time Provider at Algoma Clinic

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) announces that Dr. Terry Ray Reisner will join the Algoma clinic as a full-time family practice provider. Reisner brings more than 30 years of experience caring for patients of all ages. A graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine, he completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Dazzler of a Rant

    It took me five minutes to read a letter to the editor in the Jan. 20 Pulse from a Fish Creek fellow who groaned over some 20 complaints he has with the world around him. It took 10 minutes more to look up all the word definitions in his rant and about a half-hour trying […]

  • DC Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking Holds Stamp Show

    It’s time to create some new 2017 memories with Northwood’s Spring Stamp Spectacular Show, sponsored by the Door County Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking and held at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort, Sturgeon Bay. The weekend is scheduled for March 17-19. There will be a variety of classes about stamping and the paper arts. Sign up for a […]

  • Hunter Education Class Sign-up Day

    Department of Natural Resources Certified Hunter Education Instructors and Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha invite all individuals interested in hunter and firearm safety to enroll in one of four upcoming Wisconsin hunter education courses being offered in Sturgeon Bay. Those taking the hunter education course will also have the option of taking an add-on bow hunter […]

  • Fruit Loop Run

    8th Annual Fruit Loop Run

    Athletes, costume-lovers and goof balls of all kinds will come running for Fish Creek Winter Festival’s 8th annual Fruit Loop Fun Run at 10:30 am on Feb. 5. This 0.49-mile run/walk through scenic downtown Fish Creek begins and ends at the heated tent in Clark Park. This free, fun-based event is open to kids and […]

  • Lyn Falk to Give Presentation to Local Businesses

    Lyn Falk of Retailworks, a nationally recognized expert in retail merchandising and branding, will visit Sturgeon Bay on March 16 to give a presentation to all interested businesses, from 7:30 to 9 am, at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC). Depending on how many businesses are interested in attending, the location may be changed to […]

  • Sports Standings: As of Jan. 22, 2017

    Local Prep Sports Standings As of Jan. 22 Girls Basketball Standings –Packerland Conference (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT) Kewaunee, 8-0, 12-2, 1.000 Southern Door, 8-1, 10-4, .889 Algoma, 5-3, 5-10, .625 Gibraltar, 4-4, 8-5, .500 Green Bay N.E.W., 4-4, 7-7, .500 Oconto, 3-6, 9-7, .333 Sturgeon Bay, 1-7, 1-14, .125 Sevastopol, 0-8, 1-11, […]

  • Pen Players Announces 2017 “The Play’s the Thing”

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces the 2017 season of The Play’s the Thing, a winter play reading series presented to Door County audiences. Fully cast readings of the plays will be held at Björklunden at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor, at 7 pm on the following Mondays, Feb. 6, March 6 and April 3. General seating […]

  • 2017 Technical Assistance Program Available

    The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission will again offer its Technical Assistance Program for 2017. The program will provide the opportunity to receive professional planning assistance on small-scale plans or projects at little or no cost to member communities and counties. Up to two projects from throughout the region (in member counties and communities) will be […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Green House Committee

    Greenbacks Needed for Sturgeon Bay Greenhouse: School plans educational, self-sustaining growing environment

    Sturgeon Bay High School student Georgia Feldman looks forward to the day when school lunches include salads with ingredients from the school’s own greenhouse. “Instead of coming from plastic cartons, it will be fresh,” she said. Georgia is one of the few students at the school who knows about plans to build a greenhouse on […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Doctor Feelgood Is Fooling You

    The latest in the attempt to defraud the electorate and the people dealing with contaminated drinking water and impaired lakes and streams (aka Biogas Digesters) is nothing more than snake oil being sold by “Doctor Feelgood and Associates” (aka Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Dairy Business Association). Citizens have been required to provide volumes of […]

  • Egg Harbor’s Lighthouse Inn Project Back on Track after Late Offer

    Plans Kathy Navis had for the Lighthouse Inn in the village of Egg Harbor almost unraveled completely at the Jan. 23 village board meeting when another village business owner attempted to make an offer for the Lighthouse Inn. The village had originally announced it would sell the Lighthouse Inn building in order that it be […]

  • Commentary: Why I Marched

    At 10 am last Friday morning, I sat at the back of my dark classroom and listened as a few of my Advanced Placement Literature students presented their Feminist Literary Theory project to their fellow classmates. With an easy and confident command of the content, three young women explained the movement’s multiple waves and demystified […]

  • Jeff Kloss

    Jeff Kloss Joins National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help Team

    Jeff Koss has joined the team at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help as operations manager, while Ashley Saxe is the new pilgrimage planner at the Champion Shrine. Koss comes to the shrine with more than 25 years of operational management experience with his family’s manufacturing business. He also co-founded a retail […]

  • Fire Dept. Offers Classes for AED & CPR

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $20 to […]

  • Door County Buy Local Mixer

    Door County Buy Local will hold its next business networking mixer on Feb. 1, 5:30-7pm, at Door County Broadband (DCB), 8024 Hwy. 57, Baileys Harbor. The event will feature a presentation by DCB owner Kevin Voss, telling “The Door County Broadband Story” and will include tours of their offices. The mixer will also provide time […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Anaerobic Digester Not Feasible in Kewaunee

    In my opinion, the anaerobic digester is not a feasible system to effectively improve farm wastewater for discharge to waterways. The reason is, it would require more than 500 digester tanks of 12 million gallons each to treat a volume of 200 million gallons per day, assuming a 30-day retention. This also assumes the wastewater […]

  • Boys & Girls Club Host Annual Stewardship Breakfast

    The annual Stewardship Breakfast hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Door County (BGCDC) takes place Feb. 9 at Stone Harbor Resort. Guests will be welcomed beginning at 7 am, with the program beginning at 7:30 am. “This is our opportunity to share the impactful changes to programming that kicked off on Jan. 1,” […]

  • PMF Presents Annual February Fest

    Peninsula Music Festival presents three concerts in three weeks this February. The annual February Fest will feature members of the Festival’s orchestra and a favorite guest artist in the intimate setting of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Ellison Bay. The 2 pm concerts will take place on Feb. 11, 18 and 25. All three […]

  • Graveyard of the Great Lakes

    DCA Screens “Graveyard of the Great Lakes”

    On Feb. 3 at 7 pm, in conjunction with Fish Creek Winter Festival, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a screening of the documentary Graveyard of the Great Lakes. The screening is part of DCA’s “Movies at the Door” series and is free to the public (donations are encouraged). The Detroit Free Press documentary Graveyard […]

  • GHA Teams Up for “All Things Chocolate”

    Gibraltar Historical Association is teaming up with Fish Creek Winter Games for “All Things Chocolate” on Feb. 4, 10 am – 4 pm. Can you think of a better way to enjoy a winter day than to have loads of sweet chocolates to choose from? Come visit the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek adjacent […]

  • 100 Year School Reunion

    A 100-year reunion will be held June 25, 2017 for students who attended the Baileys Harbor Grade School. Names and contact information is sought for students who attended this school. Contact Lynn Mattke at 920.495.3853 or [email protected].

  • Create a Piece of Art and Earn Money for Favorite Charity

    The Door County Community Foundation invites artists to submit their original artwork for inclusion in the Final Report of the Discuss Door County: Growing Older Initiative. The Community Foundation will donate $250 to each Door County charity or school selected by the artists whose work is included in the published Final Report. The foundation will […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: News from this week’s past, Jan. 25-30

    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, Jan. 29, 1875 Dr. E.M. Thorp, the tooth carpenter is hovering over our village with anxiety to get his arms around the neck and his […]

  • Letter to the Editor: It Took 60 Years

    Almost exactly 60 years prior to our recent election, the leader of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, had a few thoughts and words for ambassadors from the West. The date was Nov. 18, 1956, barely 10 years after the end of World War II, before the Berlin Wall was erected, but at the time when […]

  • Manners Matter: Loose Lips Sink Ships

    Dear Mary Pat, I have an acquaintance who regularly voices her assumptions about other people’s life choices. Consequently, these assumptions are taken as fact and find their way into the local rumor mill where they put the unsuspecting victim(s) in the awkward position of explaining that no, they are not pregnant/having an affair/moving/getting divorced/changing jobs. […]

  • Gibraltar Student Council Hosts Blood Drive

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council will host their winter blood drive on Feb. 8 at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek from 9 am to 2 pm. Due to time and scheduling constraints, an appointment to donate is needed. Leave a message at 920.868.3284, ext. 244. Clearly state name, phone number, and best […]

  • Scholarships Inc. Currently Accepting Applications

    Scholarships, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides assistance and encouragement to area students as they explore higher education opportunities, is currently accepting scholarship applications from area high school seniors. Applications are due by April 6 at 11:59 pm. By submitting just one online application, seniors graduating from an accredited Brown or Door County high school […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Meeting ‘Partners in Compassion’ Campaign Goal

    Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all of our Capital Campaign Committee members, to all campus residents, to all GSS-SV employees, to all members of the SCAND Auxiliary, and to the entire community for helping us achieve our $8,000,000 “Partners in Compassion” Campaign Goal. Thanks to the generosity of […]

  • Trivia: What is the oldest known individual tree in the world and where is it located?

    Question: What is the oldest known individual tree in the world and where is it located? Answer: A specimen of bristlecone pine located in the White Mountains of California. It is more than 5,000 years old.

  • Jacksonport Denies Liquor License to Cheesemaker

    The Town of Jacksonport decided at its Jan. 24 meeting that there are too many future opportunities within the town to sell one of its three reserve liquor licenses to a business owner in the Town of Egg Harbor. Mike Brennenstuhl of Door Artisan Cheese, a new business taking shape on Hwy. 42 across from […]

  • Last Days for Our Boreal Forest?

    Lee Frelich, Ph.D., an internationally recognized expert in forest ecology and the environment, will present a program titled “Are These the Last Days for Door County’s 4,000-year-old Boreal Forest?” on Feb. 1, at Björklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. The program begins at 7 pm. Sponsored by the Climate Change Coalition of Door County, it […]

  • Questions & Artists: Painter Tom DeMint

    I attempted to contact Tom DeMint at least six weeks ago when I saw his beautiful painting in the Miller Juried Show in Sturgeon Bay. I think I know almost all the artists in and around Door County and if I don’t know the individual, one of the artists I do know will know the […]

  • Merci, Door County Humane Society, Featured Pet

    Featured Pet: Merci

    This is Merci and she came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) as a surrender because her former family could no longer take care of her. She’s a 2-year-old and has a lot to offer a loving family. As you can see by her picture, she is a Pitbull mix with a beautiful light […]

  • Carrots

    Pet Talk: Carrots are a Good Treat Alternative

    Q: Our dog loves carrots. Is this a good treat to give him? A: Carrots are widely considered to be a healthy alternative to traditional dog treats because of their low fat and calorie count (about four calories per baby carrot). With as many as 53 percent of dogs in the United States being overweight, […]

  • By the Numbers: Trump Inauguration

    40 The percentage of Americans who approve of Trump’s transition performance, making him the most unpopular new president in at least four decades. 99 Number of groups that planned pro-Trump and anti-Trump protest activities to coincide with the inauguration in the nation’s capital. 100 The number of square blocks (2.7 square miles) that were closed […]

  • 2017 Visitor Guide

    2017 DCVB Visitor Guide Now Available

    The 2017 Door County Official Visitor Guide, produced by the Door County Visitor Bureau, is now available. The free travel guide features a wide variety of content about visiting and planning a trip to Door County, including a 2017 calendar of events. A large format removable map of Door County is included in every guide. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: It Was a Sunny Day

    Accuweather had forecast a sunny day in Washington, D.C., for the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington. Instead the day was cloudy with intermittent drizzle. Many in the crowd jokingly claimed Mother Nature was in mourning. Yet the crowd was positive, supportive, and often jubilant as chants leap-frogged across the masses. “Tell me what democracy […]

  • Door County Board Oks Final Phase of Ambulance/Senior Center

    After some discussion on the length of amortization, the Door County Board of Supervisors voted at its Jan. 24 meeting to issue $9,995,000 in general obligation bonds to pay for the third and final stage of the Central Ambulance Station and Human Services Resource Center project in Sturgeon Bay. The amortization discussion involved whether to […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: Jan. 23, 2017

    STANDINGS As of Jan. 23, 2017 A League, W-L Nicolet Beach Concessions, 24-3 Music Masters DJs, 23-4 Some Spike It Hot, 16-11 The P.E.S.T.S., 14-13 To Be Determined, 5-22 The Rads, 0-27 B League, W-L Red Room, 23-4 Econo Double Baggers, 21-5 Bay Ship Sharks, 18-9 Door County Coffee, 18-9 Hatco Serve-Rites, 12-15 Peninsula Podiatry, […]

  • Door County Thrive Needs Your Input

    The newly organized Door County Thrive group wants to make Door County one of the next pioneering communities to pave the way in the areas of renewable and sustainable living. There is a desire in our community to organize, speak up about climate change, seek out alternative power sources, produce and buy local food, use […]

  • Baileys Harbor Artist Sends Dylan Installation to MOWA

    In October of 2015, the installation “Shakespeare’s in the Alley: A Tribute to Bob Dylan” hung in its entirety in the barn of Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor. The collection consists of 44 fabric song-panels, 5 feet wide and ranging in length from 8 to 27 feet. Each panel represents song lyrics from Bob Dylan’s […]

  • Hans Christian Releases Ambient Music Album, ‘Source’

    After years of dazzling audiences with melodious tunes on his signature cello, Sturgeon Bay musician and producer Hans Christian has unveiled his first foray into ambient territory with the release of his new album, Source. Performed entirely on gongs and Tibetan bowls, Source is an experimental project recorded live in his studio over the course […]

  • DC Yoga to Offer Special Qigong Sessions

    Beginning Jan. 30, Door County Yoga in Sturgeon Bay will offer Qigong with instructor Jen Aldrich for a five-week session. The Golden Qi Ball and the Five Healing Sounds will be taught. Qigong is the cultivation of life force energy through standing meditation, breath and movement. Practicing Qigong students will learn about the Five Elements, […]

  • Jordy Nelson

    A Successful Packers Season Comes to a Close

    The Green Bay Packers’ eight-game win streak came to an end in Atlanta as the Falcons knocked the Packers out of the postseason in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 22. Atlanta’s 44-21 victory against Green Bay will send the Falcons to Super Bowl LI to play the AFC Champions, New England Patriots. Atlanta […]

  • Volunteer at Pond Hockey Tournament, Get Great Gear

    The fourth annual Door County Pond Hockey Tournament is just around the corner. On Feb. 4, 40 teams will take to Kangaroo Lake, and you can join in the fun and go home with some great event gear just by lending a hand. Organizers are seeking volunteers for scorekeeping, rink setup, and flooding. Volunteers will […]

  • Jacqueline Szczepanski

    Lenius Insurance and Financial Services Welcomes New Representative

    Jacqueline Szczepanski, investment adviser representative, recently joined Lenius Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay. Szczepanski recently completed the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 66 Exam to elevate her practice to the fiduciary standard. In addition to completing the Series 66, she holds the Series 7, 6 and 63 registrations, as well as […]

  • Kathy Grier, Madison Women's March

    Door County Women Energized by Madison Anti-Trump March

    Like a meteorological metaphor for the uncertainty that lies ahead with the new administration, a dense fog rolled into Madison and obscured the Capitol on President Donald Trump’s inauguration day, remaining in place well into the next day, Jan. 21, for the Women’s March in Madison. The Capitol rotunda was completely consumed by fog for […]

  • High School Winter Athletics: Jan. 27, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 28 @ Mishicot, 2:30 pm Feb. 2 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 28 vs. Florence, 2:30 pm Jan. 31 @ Oconto, 7 pm SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Jan. 28 vs. Valley Christian, 2:30 pm Jan. 31 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Feb. 2 @ Southern Door, 7:30 pm Girls […]

  • Peninsula School of Art, SOUP!

    Enjoy Soup! Feb. 4 at PenArt

    Peninsula School of Art (PenArt) invites the public to join in the 11th annual SOUP! event on Feb. 4, 11 am – 3 pm. Attendees may purchase handcrafted bowls for $15 and then sit down to a complimentary hot soup-and-bread buffet. Proceeds from the sale of the dishwasher-, microwave- and oven-safe bowls will benefit Habitat […]

  • Sister Bay Moravian Church Sets Date for Booyah Bash

    The Sister Bay Moravian Church will host its second annual Booyah Bash on Feb. 22, 4:30 – 6:30 pm. There will be Booyah chicken stew, cornbread muffins, salad, dessert and beverages. The Bedrock Bluegrass Band will play live bluegrass music. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids to eat in or to […]

  • Commission Cracks Down on Room Tax Cheats: Gibraltar owner pays $25,000 for underreporting

    In May 2007 the Door County Tourism Zone Commission was established out of the hard work of a group of concerned citizens. Studies showed that Door County was losing its market share to other locations in the state; the only way for Door County to remain a relevant destination was to generate money for a […]

  • Overheard & Pet Peeves: Jan. 27, 2017

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “It is pretty stupid…but don’t light your cigarette backwards.” “I’m in a Facebook rap battle.” “Can’t watch the game without my lucky […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: Jan. 19, 2017

    High Series: Leif Mickelson 703, Tyler Adams 678, Ken Church 648 High Game: Tyler Adams 264, Leif Mickelson 254, Ken Church 249 High Team Game: Viking 917 High Team Series: Husby’s 2,569

  • Modelo

    Cheers!: What Beer Do You Have in Your Fridge?

    A colleague recently posed a question that should have been easy to answer. “What beer do you have in your fridge?” – as in, what’s your go-to beer? He mentioned this because he had recently interviewed Dan Carey of New Glarus Brewing, who revealed his go-to is Coors Banquet, which is an interesting and totally […]

  • Top of the Hill Shops Joins in Winter Fest Fun

    The Top of the Hill Shops will join Fish Creek in celebrating the 30th Annual Winter Fest, Feb. 3 – 5. The trolley will bring people to and from downtown Fish Creek and several shops will have specials, including Funky Zebra, Fish Creek Bookshop and Gallery, Hart and Hart, What Next?, Pure Joy, Lagniappe, Fish […]

  • DCEDC Looking for Nominations for Annual Awards

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) Board of Directors is currently soliciting nominations for the annual Door County Industry of the Year Award and the Door County Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The awards celebrate businesses that help create a positive business climate in Door County. The award winners will be announced at the […]

  • Garden Expo Offers Spring-like Respite in February

    As winter settles over Wisconsin, the 24th-annual Wisconsin Public Television Garden Expo brings a bit of spring-like warmth to the Exhibition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison Feb. 10-12. Event hours are: 2 to 8 pm, Feb. 10; 9 am to 6 pm, Feb. 11; and 10 am to 4 pm, Feb. 12. […]

  • Stumpf Fiddle Contest, Charlie Eckhardt

    Stumpf Fiddle Contest Sure to Entertain

    It’s time to break out your stumpf fiddle and start practicing! At 2:30 pm on Feb. 4 at the Main Tent in Clark Park, the annual Stumpf Fiddle Contest will take over Fish Creek’s 30th Annual Winter Festival. Participants in this free, hilarious event are not required to know how to play a stumpf fiddle, […]

  • Northern Door Broomball League: Jan. 18, 2017

    All broomball games were postponed due to ice melt. Standings (as of Jan. 11) Alexander’s 2-0 Peninsula Painters 2-0 Door County Brewery 1-1 JJ’s La Puerta 1-1 Horseshoe Bay 0-2 Husby’s 0-2

  • Science Snippet: Air Pollution & Disease States

    Scientific evidence is mounting that air pollution plays a key role in initiating many disease states. For example, a Canadian study recently showed that individuals living near a major roadway are more likely to develop dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease, than are people living farther away. When records of 6.6 million people were examined during an […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Actions Speak Louder than Words

    The folly of choosing one of the more egregious polluters in both Door & Kewaunee County as the face and mouthpiece for the Peninsula Pride Farm organization – was not well thought out by PPF and diminishes its credibility. In a county suffering from a third of its tested wells contaminated by high nitrates, e. […]

  • Lori Borgmann

    Server of the Week: Lori “Bunny” Borgmann

    At Shipwrecked is where you’ll find Bunny, Her demeanor is friendly and funny, She’ll serve you a beer, Any time of the year, But it’s best on the deck when it’s sunny!   She obviously loves furry creatures, On her website her rabbits she features, She’ll breed, board and sell, One diverse Mademoiselle, When it […]

  • Koulias Home Almost Ready to Move from Lakeside Park

    The former Koulias home was moved from Lakeside Park in Jacksonport to the edge of Hwy. 57 as the new owner waits for utility hook-ups for the home. “We are getting very anxious for it to arrive here on Elm Drive,” said Stefani Burke, who purchased the home from the town for $1,200. She and […]

  • Door County Health Department Urges Residents to Learn more about Radon

    January is National Radon Action Month and the Door County Health Department, the Wisconsin Department of Health And Family Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are encouraging everyone in Door County to learn more about radon and how to protect you and your family from being exposed to it. Radon is a radioactive and […]

  • Southern Door Student Council Holds Red Cross Blood Drive Feb. 10

    The Southern Door Student Council and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 am to 2 pm in the Southern Door high school gym. Anyone who is 17 years old, weighs 110 pounds or is 16 with parent permission, and is in good health may donate blood. […]

  • Mike Gallagher Appointed to House Armed Services Committee

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement regarding the Assembly Republican plan to fund transportation and provide tax relief to Wisconsin Taxpayers: “In light of the Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo which noted an additional $2 billion over the next biennium, Assembly Republicans have taken the lead on transportation funding. One of my main […]

  • Municipal News: Jan. 30 – Feb. 2, 2017

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on Jan. 31. County of Door: The Risk Management & Insurance Committee meets at 2 pm on Jan. 31. The Property Committee meets at 9 am on Feb. 1. The Resource Planning Committee meets at 2 pm on Feb. 2. […]

  • Obituary: David F. Mulliken

    David F. Mulliken peacefully died on Jan. 20, 2017, one day shy of his 98th birthday. David was born in Champaign, Illinois to Albert and Grace Pearl Mulliken. He attended University High School in Urbana and graduated from the University of Illinois. His education at the University of Illinois was interrupted when he was drafted into the […]

  • Obituary: Linda Lou Mueller

    Linda Lou Mueller, 61, of Forestville and formerly of Green Bay passed away at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Center in Sturgeon Bay on January 18, 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born October 20, 1955 in Sturgeon Bay to Virgel and Bernice (Kracht) Mueller.  After graduating from Southern Door High […]

  • Obituary: William Bernarr Malugen, Jr.

    William Bernarr Malugen Jr., of Sturgeon Bay, WI, formerly of Chicago, IL, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, WI. Bill was born April 2, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, the son of the late Elda (Cianaini) and William B. Malugen. The family moved to Winnetka, IL, where Bill attended Hubbard […]

  • Obituary: Cynthia Marie Londo

    Cynthia Marie Londo, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born July 11, 1947 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Walter Lawrence Muza and Emily Marie (Bednarik) Muza. Cyndi graduated from St. Michael Central High School in Chicago in 1965. She was united […]

  • Births: Jan. 13 & 14, 2017

      Heather and Tyler Goss, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on Jan. 14, 2017, at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Paula and Fred Gustafson, Port Angeles, Wash. Paternal grandparents are Gayla and Richard Kulawinski, Haugan, Mont. Courtney and Nate Jones, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a […]

  • Announcing the 2017 Hal Prize Contest

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper in Door County, Wisconsin proudly presents the 2017 Hal Prize. Conducted annually since 2001, the mission of the Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Prize is to encourage and appreciate artistic expression through various literary forms and photography. The contest has showcased works from individuals of all ages and backgrounds – novice writers and […]

  • Children’s Winter Party at Sturgeon Bay Library with Elephant and Piggie

    Two beloved characters in juvenile fiction, Gerald and Piggie, will be the focus of the Annual Children’s Party scheduled for Jan. 28 at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Ave. Stars of the Elephant and Piggie series by award-winning author Mo Willems, the pair will make a guest appearance (as costumed characters) at the […]

  • Southern Door School Proposes Operational Referendum for April Election

    On Jan. 23 the Southern Door School Board voted to present a two-year, non-recurring referendum to the community authorizing the district budget to exceed its revenue limit by $936,000 for each of the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years, for non-recurring purposes consisting of ongoing operational expenses necessary to maintain current educational programs and services. An […]

  • New Jerry Apps Book Reflects on Water Memories & Meanings

    Rural life author Jerry Apps shares his memories of water – from its importance to crops and cattle on the farm to its many recreational uses – in his newest book, Never Curse the Rain: A Farm Boy’s Reflections on Water. From hauling buckets of water from a windmill pump into the farmhouse to listening […]

  • Door County Reads Events for Jan. 27-Feb. 1, 2017

    Readers of Door County should plan to participate in Door County Reads 2017. Courtesy of the Friends of Door County Libraries, copies of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Empire Falls by Richard Russo were distributed from each Door County Library in December and early January. Additional books are available via the online library catalog at […]

  • Baileys Harbor Hosts Door County Reads Book Group

      A Door County Reads book discussion of Empire Falls will take place at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on Feb. 1 at 7 pm. Everyone is invited to take part in the discussion. The Baileys Harbor Town Hall Work Group hopes to start an evening book group. Let Tracy, at the Baileys Harbor Library, […]

  • The Bestseller List: Jan. 15, 2017

      TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman 2. On the Clock, by Tim Enochs, Bruce Tollner 3. A Dog’s Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron 4. My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry, by Fredrik Backman 5. The Sellout, by Paul Beatty   TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION  1. Hidden Figures, […]

  • Rally on the ‘Roo Canceled

    Due to unsafe ice conditions on Kangaroo Lake, the Baileys Harbor Community Association has canceled this weekend’s Rally on the ‘Roo, scheduled for Jan. 28.

  • Eye On the Night Sky: The Earth’s Seasons

    by Tom Minahan The Earth does not travel in a circle around the sun; the orbit of each planet in the solar system is described by an ellipse. An ellipse is a curve in a plane surrounding two focal points such that the sum of the distances to the two focal points is constant for […]