Peninsula Pulse — July 6-July 13, 2018

In this issue

  • Waseda Farms Scholarship Continues Reach

    The reach – and resulting impact – of the Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship continues to expand in Wisconsin after 33 years. Three of the four recipients this year are the first graduating high school students from their respective schools to be selected for the Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship. To be considered for the […]

  • Korrina Ervin Earns UUF Scholarship

    Korrina Ervin, a senior from Washington Island High School, is the 2018 recipient of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF)  of Door County’s Social Justice Scholarship for $1,000. Ervin was selected in recognition of her deep commitment to social justice both in her personal life and in her community. In her dedication at home as a […]

  • Washington Island Fish Boil Fly-in July 21

    The Washington Island Lions Club hosts its 65th annual Fly-in Whitefish Boil on July 21. Fly-in, boat in, motorcycle in, or walk in. Parking is free. The event, held at the Washington Island Airport (2P2), attracts pilots and planes from around the country. Pilots camp for free under their plane. The fish boil features music, […]

  • Sun Seekers Adventure Program Up and Running

    Sun Seekers Adventure Program is up and running. Liz Junion, an employee of Sunshine House Inc., started the program June 11, and it runs through Aug. 24. There’s still time to sign up. The staff-to-participant ratio allows for plenty of interaction time and flexibility with scheduling. Participants are getting outside every day, enjoying the many […]

  • Doula Talks Move to Get Real Cafe

    Marggie Hatala, RN, BSN, Reiki Master, of Doulagivers of Door County, announced that her monthly discussions about death and dying have a new name and have moved to a new location. “Dying to Talk,” hosted by End of Life Doula VJR, is now being held at Get Real Café, located at 116 S. Madison Ave. in […]

  • Peninsula Players Announces Outstanding Student Awards

    Peninsula Players Theatre announced the inaugural recipients of the Peninsula Players Outstanding Student Award. This award was created by Peninsula Players Theatre and its Board of Directors to recognize and reward graduating high school students across Door County for their achievements in and enthusiasm for the performing arts. The four recipients of the award are […]

  • 100+ Women Who Care Meets July 16

    A new chapter of 100+ Women Who Care is starting in northern Door County with the first voting meeting scheduled for July 16 at the Kress Pavilion Great Hall in Egg Harbor at 5:45 pm. 100+ Women Who Care (100+ WWC) is a community of dynamic women who want to make a big impact with […]

  • Wanda Jean’s Partners with Habitat for Humanity July 14

    Wanda Jean’s Family Restaurant will donate 10 percent of all sales to Door County Habitat for Humanity on July 14. Customers can order anything on the menu, all item sales are included. Wanda Hilsabeck, owner of Wanda Jean’s, said it’s important for her business to be involved in the community, and this is a way […]

  • Door County Medical Center Groundbreaking July 12

    Door County Medical Center will break ground on its new Skilled Nursing & Hospice Care Center on July 12, 1:30-2 pm. The ceremony celebrates the new 25,000-square-foot facility that will be located in the green space on the corner of S. 16th Place and Rhode Island Street. Door County Medical Center’s Skilled Nursing Facility is […]

  • Door-Tran Receives Local Grants

    For the fourth year in a row, Door-Tran received a grant from the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation. The $12,482 grant will help meet the increased demands for volunteer program services. Door-Tran also receives funding for volunteer programs through grants from United Way of Door County, the Door County Community Foundation, the Wisconsin Department of […]

  • Zion United Methodist Church Hymn Sing July 8

    Zion United Methodist Church will hold the first of its two annual hymn sings at 5 pm on July 8. Begun in 1993 at the little country church that is now 143 years old, the activity features old-time hymns picked by the audience. The Rev. Don Heeringa, a former Zion pastor, will serve as song […]

  • Gibraltar Electors to Vote on $850,000 Beach Bathhouse

    Electors in the Town of Gibraltar will vote Monday night on the construction of a new bathhouse at the Fish Creek beach. The bathhouse would cost $850,000 and is part of $2.1 million in beach improvements. The new building would provide permanent bathrooms to replace the portable toilets at the beach now, which the town […]

  • Celebration of Life: Rita M. Wiltgen

    Rita Mae (née Ledenbach) Wiltgen, 88, of Ephraim, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018, joining her beloved husband, Len, in heaven. Rita was born on January 18, 1930, in Evanston, Illinois, to Peter and Gertrude (née Laubach) Ledenbach. She attended St. Scholastica Academy and Mundelein College, both in Chicago, Illinois, and married Leonard […]

  • Obituary: Eric L. Heil

    Eric L. Heil, was born March 22, 1949, and borne to eternal life, surrounded by family, March 20, 2018. Eric “Corky” was an avid sportsman, who loved to hunt and fish up and down Door County. Eric graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1967, excelling in sports, especially as a wrestler his junior and […]

  • Obituary: Jill Marie Lee

    Jill Marie Lee, 66, of the Town of Clay Banks, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2018 at the Unity Hospice Jack and Engrid Meng Residence in the Town of Ledgeview with family at her side. She was born February 1, 1952 in Milwaukee, the daughter of James Leonard Wallschlaeger and Barbara May (Dierksmeier) Wallschlaeger. […]

  • Obituary: Mary “Polly” Marjorie (Durgin) Warner

    Mary Marjorie “Polly” Durgin Warner  b. 5-11-23 in Racine, Wisconsin to Elmer and Pearl Trumbull Durgin. She passed away at the age of 95 in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. She married Dean Gilbert Warner in Racine on September 7, 1946.  Polly graduated from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, specializing in voice and violin, with a degree […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy Lorraine Off Schuster

    Dorothy Lorraine Schuster, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born January 13, 1922 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of George and Catherine (Warger) Davidson. On June 1, 1942, she married William R. Off. They moved to Sturgeon Bay, WI […]

  • Obituary: Gail Zahn

    Gail Zahn, 81, of Sturgeon Bay died on June 29, 2018. She was born November 13th 1936, in Sturgeon Bay to Chester and Lettie Ostram. She was salutatorian of the Class of 1954 of Sevastopol High School. She later attended Badger Business School in Green Bay. On September 1st of 1956, she married her high […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: June 18, 20

    Kevin and Allison Lauder, Sturgeon Bay, are parents of a son born June 20, 2018. Dan and Shelly Petersilka, Sturgeon Bay, are maternal grandparents. Paternal grandparents are Dan and Joann Lauder, Sturgeon Bay.   Kayla Bosman and Adam Sternard, Sturgeon Bay, are parents of a son born June 18, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Dan and […]

  • Birthday: Dorothy Jorgensen Turns 90

    Cheers to Dorothy Jorgensen, 90 years young this July. Jorgensen lives in Southeastern Wisconsin, but Door County is her happy place. There’s no place like home, there’s no place like Door County. Happy birthday, with love from her family.

  • Of Watercress, Potato Salad, Grilled Cheese and Liver Flukes

    As a kid we gathered watercress at the creek for sandwiches, mayonnaise, baloney and watercress on white bread. It was a sandwich a kid could make, one step up from peanut butter. We were Boy Scouts then, when a watercress, baloney and mayo sandwich counted as living off the land. Eating like Daniel Boone. In […]

  • Letter to the Editor: TrumpAmerica Kiddie Camps

    Mr. President, events in your White House are happening so fast, it is hard for your most loyal and worshipful supporters to keep up! Just when I thought the country couldn’t get any “greater,” what with the Kumbaya Deal you brokered with our newest BFF Kim Jong Un in “The Singapore Showdown,” and the trade […]

  • Coalition Forms to Reverse Decline of Monarch Butterflies

    Monarch butterfly populations have dropped more than 80 percent during the last 20 years in the eastern U.S., and a new statewide consortium has formed to work together to reverse the decline in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative includes more than 70 stakeholders representing agriculture, transportation, utilities, public and private land management, research, education and […]

  • Door to Nature: Towhees of North America

    I remember the early morning bird outings that Roy and I would lead for The Ridges Sanctuary back in the 1970s and hearing my first rufous-sided towhee. Its “drink your tea” song emanating from a shrubby field out in the country was so distinctive. Many birds have a song and a call, often quite different […]

  • Meadows Gallery Honors Door County Art League

    Contributors, the latest exhibit at Meadows Art Gallery in Sister Bay, is an invitational show of artists that, through their efforts and actions with the Door County Art League, tried to build and sustain the Door County art community. The Art League for 30 years tried to foster, promote growth, educate, and sponsor fellowship and […]

  • Island School Splits Superintendent Responsibilities Among Three Positions

    After cycling through six superintendents in 12 years, Wisconsin’s smallest school district is taking a new approach to its leadership position. Washington Island School, with a student body of 74 children in K-12, is splitting its superintendent position into three roles. For years the school’s superintendent filled the roles of principal, special education director, and […]

  • Art, Craft and Amish Quilt Sale July 12-15

    The upcoming Art, Craft and Amish Quilt Sale is July 12-15 at Mr. G’s Hall on Highway 57, just south of Jacksonport, from 9 am to 5 pm. More than 100 Amish-made quilts in a variety of popular styles, patterns and colors are featured at this 21st annual show. Baby, double, queen and king sized […]

  • ‘World’s Longest Book Tour’ Comes to Door County

    On July 20, author Deedie Runkel of Ashland, Ore., will stop by the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor at 11 am to read excerpts and discuss her newest book, Scone by Scone: Tales from an Innkeeper’s Life. After years of working in the Peace Corps and her husband reporting for the Philadelphia Bulletin, at age […]

  • Manners Matter: To Facebook or Not To Facebook

    Dear Mary Pat, We had a barbecue last weekend and I took a lot of photos of my friends and their families. I shared a few of the good pictures on my Facebook page and got a text from a friend saying to please take the pictures down  that include her and her family. I […]

  • David Frykman Carves Wood from Eagle Tower

    Woodcarver David Frykman, in cooperation with the Friends of Peninsula State Park, has created a limited number of pieces from wood reclaimed from the recently deconstructed Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park. The designs include black bears, Canada geese and bald eagles. A selection of the creations will be auctioned off to benefit the new […]

  • Idea Gallery Debuts Work of New Artists

    Idea Gallery, a gallery of contemporary art, invites the public to the debut of three new artists with the Exhibit 2 opening reception on July 7, 4-7 pm. The featured artists will be in attendance. Refreshments are served in the sculpture garden accompanied by Stephen Lavell playing acoustic guitar. Kelly Davies works from his studio […]

  • Summer Gala at Plum Bottom Gallery

    Plum Bottom Gallery invites the community to their 12th Annual Summer Gala on July 8, 3-7 pm. Come to the gallery to hobnob with the artists and fellow art lovers, and to eat good food. Featuring the latest work from Chad Luberger, Erin Nolan, Angela Olson-Luberger and Mary White. Luberger has been back on the […]

  • Glass Blowers Bring Talents Across the Globe

    Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard will be joined by Araya Phanprom as they show images and discuss their experience last year in helping to establish a glass art academy in Bangkok and introducing it to the world audience at the Glass Art Society conference in Murano, Italy. What began as the discovery of an email […]

  • The Bestseller List: July 6, 2018

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. Less by Andrew Sean Greer 2. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman 3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 4. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee 5. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 2. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance […]

  • Dust Off Your Derby for Red Putter’s Derby Day

    Red Putter Mini Golf hosts Derby Day July 7 to celebrate Bob Yttri, the man in the hat and the late owner of the course. The Red Putter invites the community to join the party for what would have been his 81st birthday. Don your own derby, or any other “fancy hat,” and receive half […]

  • A Century of 4-H in Door County

    The first 4-H Club in the U.S. – there’s debate whether its name was the Tomato Club or the Corn-Growing Club – was established in Clark County, Ohio, in 1902. In Door County, 4-H celebrates its 100th birthday this year. Dawn VandeVoort, the 4-H Youth Development Educator with UW-Extension, told the crowd at a May […]

  • Climate Corner: Single Use Plastics

    by Judy Drew “That’s the last straw!” was a phrase my mother frequently uttered in exasperation. It was often coupled with, or closely followed by, “Go to your room.” Like most children, I took things literally. For years I was confused about why the fact that our household was running out of straws often resulted […]

  • State News: Foxconn, Organics, Rat Traps

    Foxconn Opening Innovation Center in Green Bay The Taiwanese tech giant building a massive manufacturing plant in southeastern Wisconsin plans to open an innovation center at the WaterMark building in downtown Green Bay along the Fox River by later this year. The announcement was made June 29 in Green Bay with Gov. Scott Walker, Foxconn […]

  • Textiles, Clay and Paintings at James May Show

    James May Gallery’s new exhibit features painter Gabe Brown, textile artist Jeana Klein and sculptor Adam Knoche. The exhibit runs now through July 30. The show coincides with the monthly art walk on historic Steele Street. Join the gallery for an opening reception July 6, 5:30-8 pm. Brown received her BFA degree in 1989 from […]

  • Miss Sherlock Holmes and the Playwright

    by Audra Baakari Boyle Arguably the most popular fictional character ever created, Sherlock Holmes is perhaps also the most written about imaginary person.  Holmes first appeared in print in 1887 in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet. The book Universal Sherlock Holmes, compiled by Ronald B. De Waal, lists more than 25,000 Holmes-related productions […]

  • Children Explore the Wonder of Water

    The Boys and Girls Club of Door County and Margaret Lockwood Gallery invite all to a Celebrate Water Door County event “Under Our Water” on July 7, 1-3 pm at the Sturgeon Bay gallery. Light refreshments will be served. The event features an imagined “under the bay” experience, with the artwork of children ages 5- […]

  • Framed: Rebuilding the Fence

    The Ephraim Men’s Club has finished clearing brush and repairing fencing to improve the beauty of tree-lined Moravia Street from Anderson Lane to Water Street. The father of Jim Reeve (second from left) installed the original fencing more than 60 years ago. The club holds its annual scholarship breakfast Aug. 4 at Ephraim’s old village […]

  • Tying the World Together

    Sculptor Steven Woodward’s studio lies out in the country of Ellison Bay. Though it remains quite hidden from passersby, Woodward is anything but hesitant to allow visitors. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, and I quickly found that out when I visited myself. Woodward has been creating sculptures, some larger than life, for years. The […]

  • A Door Artisan Cheese Board Buildout

    Door Artisan Cheese Company first opened their doors in May 2017 as a cheese-centric destination featuring its own cheese factory, an artisan cheese shop and attached restaurant. More than a year later it is obvious that the cheese production side of the business has begun to flourish; the cheese shop now offers 15 varieties of […]

  • ADRC Coordinates Senior Farmers Market Program

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center of Door County will again be the local agency coordinating the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program offers older adults with certain income limits an opportunity to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and herbs from participating farmers market or roadside stands in […]

  • DCEDC Hires New Executive Director

    Door County’s housing shortage is a well-known problem, but Jim Schuessler prefers to think of it as an opportunity. “I found out about it firsthand today,” Schuessler joked at a press conference held June 29 at the Door County Economic Development Corporation’s (DCEDC) Sturgeon Bay office to announce that he has been hired to serve […]

  • Trivia: Which literary character is most frequently portrayed on screen?

    Question:  Which literary (human) character is most frequently portrayed on screen?   Answer:  According to Guinness World Records, it’s Sherlock Holmes. Holmes has appeared in 254 movies and TV shows.

  • Senator Caleb Frostman Sworn In

    The benches in Judge D. Todd Ehlers courtroom were filled with supporters as Caleb Frostman was sworn in as the new Senator for the 1st District. Frostman, the first Democrat to hold the title since Jerome Martin died in office in 1977, is the first Door County resident elected to the seat since Alex Meunier […]

  • Commentary: Lessons from Montgomery and Lolly Ratajczak

    Every year it’s my responsibility to say a few words at our community’s annual Celebration of Giving luncheon about why the Door County Community Foundation has selected the honoree. My assigned task is to articulate the themes from a person’s life of service in hopes that there are lessons we can draw. The 2018 Philanthropist […]

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens Applauds Foxconn Center in Green Bay

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement regarding Foxconn CEO Terry Gou’s announcement of the purchase of a six-story building in downtown Green Bay to be the site of a new Innovation Center that will focus on research and development:  “I am thrilled about the announcement that Foxconn will be coming to Northeast […]

  • Jewelry Trunk Show at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a jewelry trunk show for jeweler Julie Shaw July 6 – 8, from 10 am to 5 pm. Shaw will visit the gallery from her studio in Cocoa, Fla. with a large selection of rings, bracelets, earrings and necklaces for this weekend only. Champagne punch and hors d’oeuvres are served […]

  • Susan Ploughe’s Familiar Faces at Linden Gallery

    The current exhibit at Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay is Familiar Faces from Far Away, an oil painting exhibit by artist Susan Ploughe. Ploughe will demonstrate her technique July 7, 2-4 pm. The public is invited to watch her work on a painting, ask questions and learn how an artist works behind the scenes to […]

  • Overhead and Shout Outs: July 6, 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?   “First you’re a Russian, then European.” “Beard? Not so much. I can grow a pretty good neck-beard.” “Ranch is a food […]

  • Niagara Escarpment Center Aims to be International Anchor

    The Greater Escarpment Organization of Door County (GEO-DC) has big goals for the long-neglected building on Highway 42 overlooking the bluff that dives into Ellison Bay. The group hopes the Escarpment Discovery Center will become a beacon for geotourism and a tool to educate the public about the sensitive nature of the peninsula’s 1,000-mile backbone. […]

  • Kangaroo Lake Cottage Burns in Training Exercise

    When Eric Peil’s construction firm was hired to build a new year-round home to replace a seasonal cabin on Kangaroo Lake, his role as assistant fire chief of the Baileys Harbor Fire Dept. kicked in. Since the old place had to come down, Peil asked the owners, Lee Roy and Diane Kruse, if the department […]

  • Kickoff Party for Washington Island Nanobrewery

    A Kickstarter kick-off party for a planned nanobrewery on Washington Island will be held at 8 pm Saturday, July 7, at Nelsen’s Hall and Bitters Pub on the island. The nanobrewery with a one-barrel system will be called Brews on the Rock and is expected to open for the 2019 season. The idea is the […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Skittles

    Available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus is Skittles, a 3-year-old dog who has a gorgeous chocolate coat with some caramel markings. She’s lean and athletic with lots of energy, so she’s looking for a family who can give her plenty of exercise. Due to her exuberance, Skittles is looking for […]

  • Shanty Days Hosts Beach Volleyball Tournament Aug. 11

    The fifth annual Battle on the Beach volleyball tournament returns to Shanty Days in Algoma Aug. 11. Teams will compete for a first-place cash prize of $500 in the tournament on Crescent Beach. Team fee is $90 through Aug. 3 and includes six t-shirts and six Shanty Days wristbands that get you entry to the […]

  • Strivers Gymnasts Win Gold at Nationals

    Twelve Door County YMCA Striver gymnasts qualified and made the journey to the SeaGate Convention Center in Toledo, Ohio, for the 2018 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. The event featured 2,400 gymnasts from 105 YMCAs across the United States all competing for titles. Strivers included Bristol Will, Lauren Pratt and Sophia Sternard in Level 2; Daylia […]

  • Door County Kids Triathlon Accepting Registrations

    The fourth annual Door County Kids Triathlon is back Saturday, July 14. The event, for ages 6 to 14, offers kids a chance to get the same big race experience as the hardened athletes of the Door County Triathlon. Last year 400 kids joined the fun, and this year’s registration is far ahead of the […]

  • Raiders Take Down Destroyers

    The Door County Destroyers faced a hard-hitting Racine Raiders team June 30 and lost 30-13. The Destroyers football team now has a little break in play and will next face the Leyden Lions on July 14 in Melrose Park, Ill. For more information find the Door County Destroyers on Facebook.

  • Door County League Schedule: July 8

    June 29 Result Kolberg 14, Institute 4 July 1 Results West Jacksonport 12, Maplewood 4 Washington Island 9, Egg Harbor 13 Baileys Harbor 5, Sister Bay 12   Standings Sister Bay, 7-1 Egg Harbor, 6-2 Washington Island, 6-2 West Jacksonport, 5-3 Baileys Harbor, 3-5 Institute, 2-6 Maplewood, 2-6 Kolberg, 1-7   Schedule July 8, 1:30 […]

  • Cycling Tip: Passing

    You are required by Wisconsin law to exercise due care when passing parked cars. You must give parked or stopped buses at least three feet of space. When passing moving vehicles, you must pass on the left and allow a safe distance between yourself and the other vehicle. If the moving vehicle you’re passing happens […]

  • Rotary Wins Cal Ripken Championship

    Rotary 15, Lions 7 Winning Pitcher (WP):  Blayre Writt 3 hits: Nick Beck, Sam Zirbel, Jerik Valley 2 hits: Blayre Writt (Home Run), Zack Krueger, Derian Muraski, Vance DeKeyser Home Run: Braden Evers   Red Room 16, Co-op 3 WP: Isaac Marsh/Calvin Richard 3 hits: Jack Henry 2 hits: Brady Kita (Home Run), Calvin Richard, […]

  • By the Numbers: Netflix

    5 The percentage of subscribers who do their viewing on a tablet. 8 The number of canceled series that have found new life on Netflix – Arrested Development, Black Mirror, Degrassi, Full House, Gilmore Girls, The Killing, Longmire and Star Wars:  The Clone Wars. 10 The percentage of subscribers who do their viewing on a […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Revolution

    There may be many people in this country who have little or no concern about tariffs. Not true with our ancestors. They knew what tariffs were and they hated them. The Boston Tea Party sparked the American Revolution. The Boston Tea Party was singularly a revolt against a tariff on tea. That little hated tax […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Let’s Get Immigration Policies on Track

    I am deeply concerned about the direction our immigration policies are going. When children are being used as political pawns and separated from their families, something is wrong. American values are being diminished and lost. However, one of our elected officials is stepping up. Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin believes tearing families apart is wrong and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Natural vs. Crass Commercialism?

    Hoping our welcome visitors this season will note the ratio between quiet parks, bluffs and beaches to the burgeoning of large billboards and signage along our main roads, then spend their time and dollars accordingly!     Gerri Friedberg Egg Harbor, Wis.

  • Letter to the Editor: Samara Jewelry Designs to Close after 37 Years

    Dear friends and valued customers, After 37 years in Sturgeon Bay and much thought and deliberation, Greg and I have decided to retire from retail and close our store, Samara Jewelry Designs. The decision to close has been a very emotional and hard decision, but there is a time and season for everything. We have […]

  • Municipal Meetings: July 6 – 13

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm July 10. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets July 12 (a time was not specified). County of Door:  The Highway & Airport Committee meets at 9 am July 9. The Public Safety Committee meets at 1 pm July 9. […]

  • State Aid Estimates for School Districts Released

    The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released estimated general aid for the 2018-19 school year. Of the 421 school districts in Wisconsin, Southern Door and Gibraltar are among the top ten largest reductions of state aid for the upcoming school year. Southern Door School District will receive an estimated 16.36 percent reduction in state aid […]

  • Bob Papke Joins Wisconsin Judicial Commission

    Gov. Scott Walker appointed Robert Papke of Sturgeon Bay to the Wisconsin Judicial Commission for a term ending Aug. 1, 2021. The commission investigates and prosecutes allegations of misconduct or disability on the part of Wisconsin judges. It is a nine-member body consisting of four appointees of the Supreme Court (two judges and two attorneys), […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: President McKinley’s Tariffs

    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 July 7, 1874 Jail Delivery The occupants of the County jail not relishing the idea of waiting until next February for their trial made an […]

  • Golf League Results: July 6, 2018

    ALPINE Women’s Golf League June 26, 2018 Winners: Flight A – Nancy Thannert; Flight B – Jean Canney; Flight C – Christine Tierney; Flight D – Sue Matthies Low Score: Flight A – Diane Hanley (45); Flight B – Jean Canney (51); Flight C – Georgianne Farley (56); Flight D – Patti Hedeen (56) Low […]

  • Coalition Forms to Reverse Decline of Monarch Butterflies

    Monarch butterfly populations have dropped more than 80 percent during the last 20 years in the eastern U.S., and a new statewide consortium has formed to work together to reverse the decline in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Monarch Collaborative includes more than 70 stakeholders representing agriculture, transportation, utilities, public and private land management, research, education and […]

  • Bird Migration Presentation at Old Gibraltar Town Hall

    Gibraltar Historical Association announces its second talk of the season:  “Bird Migration, Wisconsin’s Stopover Initiative.” Scheduled for July 12, 7 pm at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek, enjoy an evening learning about the Wisconsin Stopover Initiative to protect, conserve,and enhance the habitats used by birds migrating through the Great Lakes and Mississippi […]

  • Forest Exploration Hike with Lee Frelich

    Internationally known forest ecologist Lee Frelich will lead a forest exploration hike at Newport State Park for the Climate Change Coalition of Door County on July 27. Before he was a globally known scientist, Frelich was a boy spending summers in rural Ellison Bay, passing his days in endless exploration of the woods that would […]

  • Pulse Price Report: July 2

    Crop prices (July 2) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $2.91 -0.56 $3.13 Soybeans $7.69 -0.85 $8.37 Wheat $4.02 -0.78 $3.49 Oats $2.40 5.00 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $2.91/bushel -0.56 New-Crop Corn $3.11/bushel -0.48 Wheat $4.02/bushel -0.78   Basis:  The difference between the local […]

  • Greg Butera Returns to DC Brewing Co. Music Hall

    Two years ago, Texas native Greg Butera released his first solo album, Tell Me Now. Since then, he’s been experiencing what it’s like to be the frontman after years of filling a supportive role. The Pulse chatted with him about his music career in light of his upcoming show at the Door County Brewing Co. […]

  • Ecumenical Services at Anderson Dock

    The eighth year of the ecumenical sunset services at Anderson Dock in Ephraim begins July 11, at 7:30 pm, and continue through Aug. 15. The first pastor to bring the message on July 11 is the Rev. Frank Kauzlarich, from St. Paul’s in Juddville. The musical guest is singer-songwriter Katie Dahl. Attendees are invited to […]

  • Pipka’s Boutique in the Garden

    Sister Bay artist and shop owner Pipka will combine the elements of a garden party with a shopping experience during her Boutique in the Garden event July 7, 9 am – 12 pm. Located in the garden at Pipka’s, 2340 Mill Road, visitors are invited to enjoy complimentary flavored ice teas and Pipka’s Almond Cake. […]

  • ‘100 Dresses, 100 Memories’

    The Ephraim Moravian Church will host a quilt show and program July 16 at 9 am. Master quilter, artist and storyteller Deb Lindahl is an insightful, dynamic, and humorous speaker who will share her inspiration for her 100-dresses quilt and some of the stories behind the quilt blocks. “My grandmother, Mabel Olivia Wann Nelson, was born […]

  • New Astronomy Group

    Are you interested in astronomy and learning more about our universe? Curious about Newport State Park, the International Dark Sky Park? Do you live in, visit or vacation in Northern Door? Calling astronomy enthusiasts of all levels. Northern Door residents are looking to put together a group of like-minded astronomers who are interested in exploring, […]

  • TAP Annual Fundraising Gala

    The annual fundraising gala for the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) takes place Aug. 13, 6-9 pm at the Door County Fire Company, 38 South Third Ave, in Sturgeon Bay. In addition to food and company, the event features a fine art auction, curated by Jeremy Popelka. Alan Kopischke serves as the auctioneer and emcee for […]

  • Nooky Jones in Egg Harbor

    Nooky Jones takes the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center on July 8 at 7 pm. After three years of captivating audiences with their unique blend of soul, jazz and undertones of hip-hop, Minneapolis-based Nooky Jones released their debut self-titled album on July 28, 2017 via Young & Foolish Records. A truly cohesive […]

  • Door Shakespeare Wine Nights

    Door Shakespeare performances are underway for the 2018 season. Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Joseph Hanreddy, is a story about reunited friendships in post-Civil War Door County that brings romance, bromance and forced happenstance. Fireworks ensue. Real-life couple Deborah Staples and David Cecsarini play everybody’s favorite Shakespeare couple, Beatrice and Benedick. The Comedy of […]

  • Symphony Session at Birch Creek

    Music is in the air at Birch Creek Music Performance Center. String, wind, brass and percussion players have arrived on campus for the 2018 season of the Symphony Session. Each day, students and faculty are working on perfecting their technique in sectional instruction throughout practice rooms and rehearsal halls. The Birch Creek Symphony program is […]

  • Creative Kids Day at Northern Sky

    For more than a decade, Northern Sky Theater has offered Creative Kids Day, a day dedicated to children and teens interested in learning more about what it means to be part of a professional musical theater troupe. Youth have the opportunity to look behind the scenes, play theater games, join in on cast sing-a-longs, and […]

  • Concert with Musician Batya MacAdam-Somer

    A concert for viola, violin and voice, with musician Batya MacAdam-Somer, DMA University of California-San Diego, takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (UUF) of Door County, July 10 at 7 pm. A reception will follow the concert. Admission is by donation to the artist. MacAdam-Somer, from a musical family in Houston, earned her Bachelor of […]

  • Open House at Garden Door

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCMG) will host an Open House July 14, 10 am – 1 pm, to celebrate the 14th anniversary of their free public display garden, The Garden Door. The garden is located on Highway 42 just north of Sturgeon Bay, on the grounds of the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station. […]

  • Reading Meditation at Kress Pavilion

    Enjoy an environment of listening, relaxation, reading and writing. The Kress Pavilion will fill with the sounds of contemporary classical and ambient music for a Reading Meditation on July 29, 4-6 pm. In conjunction with Write On, Door County and the Egg Harbor Library, a selection of books on nature, poetry, and other thoughtful topics […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Additions

    Walt and Stephanie Preucil, who have been members of the core Midsummer’s Music ensemble for 28 years, welcome not only their son, Zach, to the group, but also seven additional musicians this season. Jeremiah Frederick is a Chicago-based horn player and is currently a member of the Lake Forest and the South Bend Symphonies and […]

  • Scientific Storytelling of Great Lakes

    From July 15-20, Lawrence University’s Björklunden offers two seminars:  “Can Europe’s Center Hold in the Age of Trump?” with Jon Greenwald and Todd Becker and “Our Freshwater Future: The Ecology, Economics, and Politics of the Great Lakes” with Peter Levi and Titus Seilheimer. “Can Europe’s Center Hold in the Age of Trump?”examines the causes of […]

  • LEGO Brick Party in Sister Bay

    Brick Party by the Bay LEGO event adds more family friendly activities for kids of all ages at the Sister Bay Village Hall on July 21-22, 10 am – 3 pm. See a LEGO Train Village with the Cana Island Lighthouse, Faith II Tugboat, Pioneer Store and more. Create your own LEGO designs in the […]

  • KAMP-OUT Kids Visit The Ridges

    On Saturday, June 23, 10 families from throughout Wisconsin hiked The Ridges, a nonprofit nature preserve located in Baileys Harbor, through a program called KAMP-OUT. KAMP-OUT is a program for blind or visually impaired children (ages 3-21) and their families in Wisconsin. The families camped at Potawatomi State Park and then visited The Ridges for […]

  • Broadway Star at Kress Pavilion

    The Door County YMCA will hold their inaugural Broadway by the Bay event July 12, 5:30 pm at the newly opened Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. This premiere event includes hors d’oeuvres and drinks on the spacious patio overlooking the bay followed by a dinner, featuring a custom menu created by Thyme […]

  • Darlingside to Harmonize on Door Community Auditorium Stage

    Have you ever wondered what life would be like in the far future? Some would say it looks pretty bleak considering the state of things, and some would say perhaps there’s a glimmer of hope. What if you were granted extra lives to navigate those murky waters? Well, Boston indie folk band Darlingside addresses all […]

  • Independence Day Celebration in Fish Creek

    The Independence Day celebration continues in Fish Creek on July 7, with their Summer Fest Concert & Fireworks in Clark Park. This fun, festive, family friendly festival kicks off along the waterfront at 4 pm with food, refreshments, merchandise and raffles. This year, they have limited edition hats and t-shirts for sale with a variety […]

  • Artist Gary Chaudoir at Corner of the Past

    Sister Bay Historical Society’s Heritage Program on July 7 features artist Gary Chaudoir. He will display his work at the Corner of the Past, 1½ miles south of Sister Bay at 10310 Fieldcrest Road, from 8:30 until noon. Chaudoir has been working in stained glass in northern Door County since 1978 and in fused glass […]

  • Turbo-Charged Folk

    Sons of the Never Wrong performs for the Woodwalk Gallery concert series on July 20. Sons of the Never Wrong is a turbo-charged altfolk trio from Chicago that delivers witty, whimsical songs with their signature soaring harmonies. The group is made up of Bruce Roper, Sue Demel and Deborah Lader. Their oddball humor and spontaneous […]

  • Family Programs at Crossroads

    Family programs are offered at Crossroads at Big Creek on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 10 am during July and August. These naturalist-led activities are rewarding for learners of all ages because nature is full of unexpected and miraculous events. “Gift of the Glaciers” is the topic on July 10. Discover how the Great Lakes […]

  • Degenhardt Gallery Introduces New Work

      Similar to her other works using the interaction of nature with other subjects to convey her message, Patty Degenhardt’s new work uses the image of sailboats as a symbol. Degenhardt sees the sailboat as a symbol for life’s journey:  the twists and turns, the times with an abundance of wind to fill the sails […]

  • Clink! Wins DCEDC Business Plan Contest

    The owners of CLINK!, a new DIY craft studio in Ephraim, won the 17th annual Door County Entrepreneur Training Program business plan contest. The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center commend CLINK! owners Mike Weber and Courtney Janson on their exceptionally written business plan, which scored 100/100 points. […]

  • Play More, Enjoy It More

    One of the drawbacks for many people wanting to play golf is the amount of time it takes to play 18 holes. Most golf courses try to keep a four-hour pace to play the entire round. On busy days this can take 4½  to 5 hours. If you include arriving early to warm up and […]

  • Vacation Property Owner Consultant Opens in Egg Harbor

    The Simple Life Décor store, formerly of Egg Harbor, announced that they are now The Simple Life Hospitality. The Simple Life Hospitality offers a turnkey approach and consultative relationship to vacation rental property management, bringing owners and guests together. Wendy Schultz, The Simple Life President and CEO said, “Property owners began approaching us to manage […]

  • Shanti Studio Massage Grand Opening July 11

    Shanti Studio Massage & Healing Arts in Fish Creek, will hold a grand opening July 11, 6-8 pm. Felice Birmingham, licensed massage therapist, started Shanti Studio this year. Birmingham studied massage therapy at the Sedona School of Massage. There she learned from experts in the field, many of whom have been working in their specialty […]