Peninsula Pulse January 4-11, 2019

In this issue

  • OBITUARY: Jeanette F. Mauck

    Jeanette F. Mauck, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home with her family by her side Jan. 1, 2019.  She was born Jan. 13, 1927, in Baileys Harbor to Leo and Rose (Kaczmarek) Charnetski.  On Nov. 13, 1974, she married Clifford G. Mauck in Nevada, he preceded her in death May 17, 2009.  Jeanette loved […]

  • OBITUARY: Alan George Mast

    Alan George Mast, 65, of Baileys Harbor, formerly of Platteville, died Saturday morning, Dec. 29, 2018 at home with his family by his side. He was born March 6, 1953 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Glenn and Elizabeth (Hahn) Mast. Alan graduated from Lincoln High School, in the Class of 1971. He then […]

  • OBITUARY: Leon Arthur Stephenson

    Leon Arthur Stephenson, 78, of Green Bay, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.              Leon was born June 17, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Arthur Levi and Stella Gertrude (Felhofer) Stephenson. Leon attended Sevastopol Consolidated School and furthered his education at Stout State college (UW Stout) where he was granted B.S. and M.S. […]

  • OBITUARY: Berdella “Berdie” Stephenson

    Berdella “Berdie” Stephenson, 78, of Green Bay died Sunday evening Dec. 30, 2018 following a courageous battle with cancer. The love of her life, her husband Leon, was called to his eternal Home only a few days before on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Berdella was born July 14, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Franklin […]

  • OBITUARY: Clare “Katie” M. Malvetz

    Clare “Katie” M. Malvetz, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died Monday morning, Dec. 31, 2018 at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF. She was born March 23, 1933 in Sturgeon Bay, the only child of Clarence and Mary (Tong) Malvetz. Katie graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1951. She was the oldest surviving of 29 Tong cousins. She attended […]

  • OBITUARY: Wilma A. Biwer

    Wilma A. Biwer, 97, of Fish Creek, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. She was born sept. 14, 1921 in Baileys Harbor, the daughter of the late Gardner Sr. and Theresa (Schram) Orsted.  Wilma graduated from Gibraltar High School in the Class of 1939.  She was united in marriage with Joseph Biwer Sr. on June 30, […]

  • OBITUARY: Gretchen Wilterding Maring

    Gretchen Wilterding Maring died Dec. 30, 2018, at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay after suffering a stroke several days earlier. For Gretchen, every day was a new opportunity to learn, share, and create. She lived each day with intention and purpose—whether the purpose was to prepare for one of her book groups, volunteer […]

  • Egg Harbor Historical Society Offers Program on Dr. Horace Eames

    Giz Herbst and the Egg Harbor Historical Society will present a free program on the life of Dr. Horace Franklin Eames on Jan. 7, 1 pm at the Kress Pavilion. This program will focus on the first 15 years of Eames’ life, and the series will continue on the following three Mondays in January. Dr. […]

  • Manners Matter: Unreasonable Dinner Wait

    Dear Mary Pat, My wife and I went out to dinner and were told that our wait would be 30 minutes for a table, when in fact it turned out to be an hour and 25 minutes. I was starting to get a little frustrated, and the hostess did not seem to think the wait […]

  • Overheard & Pet Peeves: Jan. 4, 2018

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “Because you bathed today, it’s a big day.” “I’m not always in a svelte situation.” “What’s her obsession with dissection?” “I hover […]

  • Cheers!: An Embrace of Sour Blueberry Diversity

    “The wind in the willow played Love’s sweet melody But all of those vows you made Were never to be Though we’re apart You’re part of me still For you were my thrill On Blueberry Hill” The lyrics to “Blueberry Hill” played in my head as I unlocked a bomber bottle of Cascade Brewing’s Blueberry […]

  • Trivia: Which City Celebrates Its 300th-Year Anniversary in 2019?

    Question: Which U.S. city celebrates the 300th-year anniversary of its founding in 2019? Answer: New Orleans

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Chloe M.

    Chloe M. is a prime example of why “catwalk” was added to our vocabulary. This 3-year-old beauty knows how to walk the walk, and she’s ready to make your home her new stage. Chloe M. is not much of a lap cat, but she enjoys being social and getting all the attention she deserves. She […]

  • ADRC Offers Gentle Yoga Classes

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County will offer a Gentle Beginners Yoga class. Instructor Vickie Daoust will teach Sivananda yoga on Tuesdays at 10:30 am, from Jan. 8 to Feb. 12. The cost for the six-week series is $18, or $3 weekly. Drop-ins are welcome. Call 920.746.2372 to register for the […]

  • Learn About Medicare with the ADRC

    On Jan. 9, 1-3 pm, the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County will host the educational program “The A, B, C & Ds of Medicare: Understanding Your Medicare Options.” The ADRC is the community’s source for unbiased, up-to-date Medicare information. Whether you are Medicare eligible or approaching the age when you will […]

  • Sporting Groups Seek Small Increases in DNR License Fees

    It’s been 14 years since Wisconsin raised the price of many hunting and fishing licenses, stamps and application fees, and some haven’t been touched since 1997. Despite pleas for small fee increases in recent years from the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, the Wisconsin Conservation Congress and other sporting and conservation groups, the legislature instead let the […]

  • Alyssa Peters, Server of the Week

    Server of the Week: Alyssa Peters at St. Vincent Hospital

    She’s a nurse in Green Bay, But she lives in Algoma. Her smile is so bright, She makes you feel cared for. Takes her time to listen and more. She takes your mind off your worries, And even though busy, doesn’t hurry. – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Food in 2019: What’s Next?

    Before the holidays I touched on 2018 food trends in Door County, pointing out the growth of international cuisine offerings, a presence of new food establishments that don’t conform to traditional eateries, and the fact that delicious, high-quality food is no longer relegated to tables with white linen. Now that the new year has come, […]

  • Final Days of ‘From the Studios’

    Peninsula School of Art’s exhibit From the Studios wraps up its run on Jan. 5. The exhibit is a juried celebration of the work created in the PenArt studios and in the home studios of PenArt students and members, as well as selected works from 2019 featured faculty members. The exhibit juror was Trina May […]

  • Bestseller List: Jan. 4, 2019

    HARDCOVER FICTION1. Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny2. There There by Tommy Orange3. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver4. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles5. Virgil Wander by Leif Enger HARDCOVER NONFICTION1. Becoming by Michelle Obama2. Educated by Tara Westover3. The Library Book by Susan Orlean4. Almost Everything by Anne Lamott5. The Great Minnesota Cookie […]

  • Hoping for Snow at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek continues its winter programming with preserve and community events. On Jan. 4, 2 pm, Crossroads presents the film Cosmic Collisions. Created by the American Museum of Natural History and NASA, and narrated by Robert Redford, it explains the many collisions that have resulted in our solar system. Crossroads presents two programs […]

  • Unlimited Yoga in January

    During January, Door County Yoga offers a promotion of $30 for 30 days of unlimited yoga classes. Start any day in January. There are a number of classes to suit all levels and abilities: gentle yoga, ashtanga, vinyasa, somatics, yoga nidra and slow flow. Classes are all drop-in, so there’s no need to pre-register. Mats […]

  • Snow Tubing at Winter Park

    Visitors are welcome to Winter Park in Kewaunee for the 2018-19 season and for a test run of its five-lane snow tubing hill. The ski/snowboarding hill will be temporarily closed until temperatures drop. “It’s all hands on deck to get this park ready each season, and we do our best to try to open as […]

  • First Exhibit of 2019 at James May Gallery

    The first exhibit of the year at James May Gallery features the paintings by Brighton Smith and ceramics by Craig Clifford and Debbie Kupinsky. An opening reception will be held Jan. 4, 5:30-8 pm; and Jan. 5, 10 am – 5 pm. The exhibit runs through Feb. 23. Smith grew up in Southern California, studying […]

  • ‘Human Jukebox’ at Katie Dahl Day

    On Jan. 5, Base Camp Coffee Shop will celebrate its sixth Katie Dahl Day. Door County singer-songwriter Katie Dahl will assume the role of “human jukebox” at Base Camp, 9 am – 12 pm. She will play both original and cover songs and take requests from audience members. Known for the literate candor of her […]

  • Introducing the Peninsula’s Poetry

    Curated by the Door County Poets Collective The Door County Poets Collective is working with the Peninsula Pulse to present poetry to readers on an ongoing basis in a monthly column. For the first issue of every month, the Door County Poets Collective will select a poem to feature in the pages of the Pulse. […]

  • Announcing the 2019 Hal Prize Contest

    The Peninsula Pulse newspaper proudly presents the 2019 Hal Prize. Conducted annually since 1998, 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 photographers to professionals. The […]

  • Intro Beekeeping Class

    The Door County Beekeepers Club is offering a beginner beekeeping class on Jan. 12, 8 am – 12 pm. The class is an introduction to keeping honey bees as a hobby, and the instructor is Max Martin, a local beekeeper of 20 years. The class will be held at the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, […]

  • Master Gardener Training

    Kewaunee County UW-Extension will offer Master Gardener volunteer training beginning Jan. 29. There will be an online home component as well as hands-on training in a classroom. Topics covered include plants, entomology, vegetables, fruits and ornamentals. Hands-on classes will take place at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds. Field trips for on-location learning are also included. The […]

  • Stream ‘The Emissary’

    The Emissary is available for streaming in HD from Door County’s Night Sky Ventures Studio. Night Sky Ventures’ short films, A Day in the Life of Neutron the Cat and The Case of the Tainted Cheese Curds, have been remastered for HD, and they are also available for streaming. To stream the movies, go to […]

  • Jorns Places Second at Lourdes On the Water Classic

    Sevastopol’s Jeremy Jorns took second in the 182-pound class at the Oshkosh Lourdes On the Water Wrestling Classic Dec. 28-29. Jorns lost 5-3 in the final to Brock Handrick of Edgar. Jorns is now 20-1 on the season. Grant Englebert of Southern Door was the only other local wrestler to place at the event, finishing […]

  • Egg Harbor Historical Society Presents Program on Dr. Horace Eames

    Giz Herbst and the Egg Harbor Historical Society will present a free program on the life of Dr. Horace Franklin Eames on Jan. 7, 1 pm at the Kress Pavilion. This program will focus on the first 15 years of Eames’ life, and the series will continue on the following three Mondays in January.Dr. Eames […]

  • Gibraltar, Sevastopol Represented on on 8-man All Conference Team

    Door County was well represented on the eight-player All-Conference team for the Packerland/Northern Lakes/M-O conference. Sevastopol and Gibraltar combined to place 11 players on the first team, and senior quarterbacks Trevor Reinhardt of Gibraltar (Gib.) and Nathan Stenzel of Sevastopol (Sev.) shared Offensive Player of the Year honors. Sevastopol’s Jeremy Jorns was named the Defensive […]

  • VIDEO: 2018 Door County Cherry Drop in Sister Bay

    More than one thousand people packed the corner of Hwy 42 and Maple Drive on the hill in Sister Bay for the 2018 New Year’s Eve Cherry Drop, Dec. 31, 2018. The event put on by 106.9 The Lodge FM and the Sister Bay Advancement Association has quickly become a trademark Sister Bay event to […]