Peninsula Pulse June 24-July 1, 2022

In this issue

  • Plan Commission Tables Decision on North End Development

    The Ephraim Plan Commission will take more time to consider the potential ramifications of a proposal to build 23 single-family residences on 15 acres on the village’s north end.  The commission tabled discussion of the proposal from Chris Schmelz and Keith Garot to build homes ranging from 1,773 square feet to 2,267 square feet at […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Grad Sean Zak Writing at the Home of Golf

    The work-from-home trend gave Sean Zak a once-in-a-lifetime chance to make his dream job even more magical. Five years ago, the former three-sport athlete from Sturgeon Bay made his UW-Madison journalism peers and golf-addict roommate jealous when he landed a full-time position at GOLF Magazine. At first, his chores included writing captions and filling other […]

  • Gibraltar Second-Semester Honor Rolls

    HIGH SCHOOL Highest Honor Roll Elijah Adler, Zoe Armbruster, Lauren Bertges, Elliot Eash, Olivia Finck, Ombeline Finck, Krista Jacobson, Abigail Jarosh, Anna Jarosh, Angel Jauregui, Kiki Kubala, Elizabeth Lecy, Helen McCormack, Aria Nordahl, Rebekka Porter, Pamela Prescott, Harrison Schwab, Isabella Sweeney High Honor Roll Chloe Alexander, Sam Bass, Genesis Bautista Sanchez, Emmaly Bertges, Carl Burgess, […]

  • Scholarships Awarded

    It’s that time of year when graduating high school seniors are receiving the scholarships they’ll use to defray the cost of continuing their education. Here are some recent awards. • Cellcom has selected 16 graduating high school seniors from across its service area to receive $750 scholarships, including Anna Olson of Southern Door High School and […]

  • Keeping Pace

    Tanya Hasenjager has run every day for the past two years When the pandemic started, some people took up knitting or doing puzzles or making bread. Tanya Hasenjager ran. Inspired by a Facebook group called Runner’s World Run Streak, she started – and has continued – running at least a mile every day since June […]

  • Cruise Boat Docking in Sturgeon Bay

    The Ocean Navigator, a boat from the American Queen Voyages cruise line, will dock in Sturgeon Bay on Friday, July 1, 11:00 am, at Graham Park. Passengers are expected to disembark at 11:30 pm and remain in the city until 6 pm. Destination Sturgeon Bay staff members have assembled welcome bags to distribute to the […]

  • Door County Granary Project Update

    As part of the 11-month development-agreement extension the Sturgeon Bay Common Council granted in early May for the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation (SBHSF) to finish the restoration of the Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator, the council heard its first update June 21 on how the work on the Door County Granary is progressing. The […]

  • Egg Harbor Highway Project Delayed to 2023-24

    Egg Harbor’s highway reconstruction will start in the fall of 2023 – not in the fall of this year, as originally planned – after the board of trustees voted in May to delay the project. The project scope includes Highway 42 between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. The board knew a delay was likely for several […]

  • Pride Flag Theft an Ordinance Violation, Not a Crime

    LGBTQIA+ Pride flags were stolen from multiple locations in Sturgeon Bay last week in advance of Open Door Pride’s annual event.  The thefts constitute an ordinance violation, not a crime, because the stolen flags don’t match the monetary level of a misdemeanor crime, said Sturgeon Bay Police Department Assistant Chief of Police Dan Brinkman. Sturgeon […]

  • Demonstrations Planned for Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay to Protest Supreme Court Decision

    The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned Roe v. Wade on June 24, returning the decision-making power on abortion to the states. In Wisconsin, that means abortion is now illegal under almost all circumstances except to save the life of the mother.  Demonstrations have been planned in Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay to […]

  • Walmart Disputing Property Assessments in Sturgeon Bay

    A $3.2 million difference exists between what Walmart claims its three parcels in the City of Sturgeon Bay are worth and how much they are being assessed for. Property-tax years 2021 and 2022 are now in dispute for the parcels along Egg Harbor Road.  Walmart claims the parcels’ combined value should be no more than […]

  • Possible SDFD Split Still Pending Further Review

    The Nasewaupee Town Board still isn’t ready to make a decision about whether the town should leave the Southern Door Fire Department (SDFD) and form its own fire department. The issue has remained on the board’s agenda since Nasewaupee residents backed an advisory motion during the April 19 annual town meeting urging the board to […]

  • Gibraltar Creates New Utility to Pay for Roads

    The Gibraltar Town Board created a new utility last week that treats the town’s 58 miles of road as a utility and then charges town residents and businesses for their use. The town established the “transportation utility” during a special June 23 board meeting and adopted a fee schedule that will raise $400,000 annually. The […]

  • Baileys Harbor Broadband Ad Hoc Committee Receives $1.89 Million Grant

    The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin voted last week to approve a $1.89 million grant for the Town of Baileys Harbor. The grant, submitted by the Baileys Harbor Broadband Ad Hoc Committee (BAHC), will be put toward the town’s broadband-infrastructure project to provide high-speed internet to homes and businesses in Baileys Harbor. Grant applications were […]

  • Robinsons Invite Public to Retirement Party

    Longtime business owners Jim and Ronnie Robinson are inviting the public to their 50th anniversary and retirement party on July 2. The party will be held at The Orrick Home at 11345 Wildwood Court in Sister Bay from 3-9 pm. The Robinsons operated the Wagon Trail Campground from 1976-1994, Shoreline Resort from 1994-2008, and Shoreline […]

  • This Week in Door County: A Full Stage

    Your mind may be consumed with the coming 4th of July festivities (and you can find those all here) but there’s plenty more happening in Door County – especially on stage – in the days before Independence Day.  The county’s theater season is in full swing with Dad’s Season Tickets, Fishing for the Moon and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Didn’t Take the Bait on Buyer Scam

    I recently advertised a boat for sale and was contacted immediately by a person who was very interested in buying. It turned out that the buyer was running a scam. The buyer communicated solely by text and sent me a certified check via priority mail. In his last text, he stated that his secretary had […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Forestville Flowage Post-drawdown Update

    Dear Clark Lake Advancement Association members,  We ventured out on the Forestville flowage to the headwaters with our canoe. In our opinion, the environmental devastation is way beyond what we feared. Roughly 70% of the flowage is covered with growth that we did not witness before, and it’s carpeted with algae. We also observed woody […]


    Woodwalk Gallery’s second show of the summer season, Abstraction of Environment, will get underway with an open-house reception June 26, 1-4 pm, when the artist in attendance will chat with guests and do some demonstrations. Complimentary wine, beer and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. This exhibit lets the imagination wander through a variety of […]


    Artzy Studio, 10329 Hwy 42 in north Ephraim, is featuring the work of sculpture artist Gail Pullara through October. Pullara is always on the lookout for unusual found objects such as dominoes, bolts, nails, forks, cogs, handles, bottles and Legos to use in her sculptural assemblages. Then she uses her imagination to assemble, drill, glue […]


    The popular Art, Craft and Amish Quilt Sale will be held July 7-10, 9 am – 5 pm, at Mr. G’s Fernwood Gardens, ​​5890 Hwy 57 south of Jacksonport.  More than 100 Amish-made quilts in a variety of styles, patterns and colors will be featured during this annual event. The quilts will be on display […]


    Idea Gallery is featuring the work of sculptor Charles Kraus, whose sculptural career spans more than 50 years. As a professor of sculpture at UW-Milwaukee, he taught graduate students for several decades while continuing to develop his own distinctive style. Kraus’ work has a captivating beauty through its graceful, flowing forms, which he typically creates […]


    Robert Ray Gallery (, 520 Parkway St. in Algoma, is featuring the plein air paintings of Bob Beck through the end of July, and an opening reception will be held July 1, 5-8 pm, as part of Algoma’s First Friday series. After taking an elective watercolor course in college, Beck found that he loved painting […]


    ARTicipation Studio & Gallery, 10 E. Oak St. in Sturgeon Bay, will host a celebration of creativity July 1, 3-6 pm, when visitors can meet the talented artists – watercolorists as well as oil, assemblage, abstract and whimsical artists – whose work is featured this season.  Award-winning musician/singer/songwriter Cathy Grier will entertain visitors with live […]

  • Long Overdue Grand Opening for Brilliant Stranger in Egg Harbor

    Brilliant Stranger’s Dawn Patel moved her gallery and boutique to 7896 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor during the fall of 2019, but nothing turned out quite as planned. The shop is now open for full-time summer hours, and Patel is celebrating with a long-overdue grand opening Friday, June 24, 4-5:30 pm; and Saturday, June 25, […]


    The Hardy Gallery has announced the five recipients of financial merit awards in its 60th annual Juried Exhibit.  From among 140 submissions from artists throughout the peninsula and Midwest, Cynthia Holzum’s “I Can Dance If I Want to” earned Best in Show (the Francis Hardy Legacy Award) and was also the People’s Choice Award winner. […]


    To satisfy demand, Third Avenue Playworks (TAP) has added a third performance of An Evening of Stephen Sondheim – the first presentation in its Cabaret Series – on June 25, 7:30 pm. This concert, which celebrates the work of the late composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, will be held at the SWY Gallery, 231 N. 3rd Ave. […]


    Door County will welcome dance movers, makers and shakers from across the Midwest to the Death’s Door Dance Festival July 22-24. On Friday, the Wickman House, 11976 Mink River Road in Ellison Bay, will host a pop-up performance of guest artists. Gather on the lawn to experience original, cutting-edge contemporary work in this intimate location. […]


    The Griffon String Quartet will headline the third program of Midsummer’s Music’s 2022 summer season with four dynamic concerts that include Griffon members’ personal favorites: cyclical pieces by Felix Mendelssohn and Dmitri Shostakovich. In a cyclic musical form, thematic material occurs as a unifying device in more than one movement or section.  This program will […]

  • CULTURE CLUB: Directing the Fight with Christopher Elst

    by JUDY DREW, Chair, Door Shakespeare Board of Directors The role of a fight director in theater has long been accepted as vital for actors’ safety during staged fight sequences, and recognition of the importance of an intimacy director – a relatively new concept – to the comfort and safety of actors has grown rapidly.  Recently, I had the […]


    Crossroads at Big Creek will host the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s program “Warmer, Wetter and Wilder” on June 24, 7 pm, when Lawrence University professor Bart De Stasio will discuss climate-change impacts on Lake Michigan and the consequences for fish and other aquatic life. Volunteers of all ages are invited to help with […]

  • DCA Presents Indigo Girls July 1

    On Friday, July 1, at 8 p.m., iconic folk duo Indigo Girls will perform on the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) Main Stage. Special guest Lucy Wainwright Roche will open the show. Over a 35-year career that began in clubs around their native Atlanta, Georgia, the Grammy-winning duo of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers has recorded […]

  • Bits & Bites: Ice Cream, Farm Dinners and Coffee to Go

    Stabbur Introduces Signature Ice Cream Flavor What do you get when you combine Wisconsin-made ice cream with Al Johnson’s Swedish lingonberries and Swedish gingersnap cookies? Why, the new signature ice cream flavor at Stabbur, of course! Swedish Swirl is now available at Stabbur Beer Garden, 10698 N. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay. The KöK […]

  • Fincantieri Shipyards Earn Green Marine Certifications

    Two of Fincantieri’s U.S. shipyards recently received their Green Marine certifications during the GreenTech conference in Montréal.  Shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine and aluminum-construction facility Fincantieri ACE Marine were the first two Wisconsin shipyards to join the largest voluntary environmental certification program. Now both are certified to assess their environmental performance against industry standards nationwide. Both […]

  • Weed Warriors Pull Dame’s Rocket

    Gibraltar’s Parks and Lands Department held its first Weed Warriors event June 13 to pull dame’s rocket at Fish Creek Park. The ambitious group and a 2-year-old pulled nine 45-gallon bags, thereby preventing a great number of the plants from going to seed. The participants also planted 25 tamarack saplings. Fish Creek Park is valuable wetlands […]

  • Crossroads Earns Conservation Award

    Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay recently received the Lake Michigan Area Land & Water Conservation Association’s 2022 Conservation Award.  Each year, the association offers two member counties the opportunity to recognize a local partner for its conservation efforts, and the Door County Land Conservation Committee selected Crossroads at Big Creek to receive the […]

  • Wisconsin DNR Partners with Operation Fresh Start

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with the Madison-based nonprofit Operation Fresh Start ( for hands-on job training at properties across Wisconsin. Launched in October 2021, the Conservation Academy with Operation Fresh Start provides a pathway for graduates to enter forestry and land-conservation careers. This past spring, crew members worked side by […]

  • Pilot Program Pitched for Faster Pollution Alerts

    The widely reported outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in 2002 that afflicted 68 Peninsula State Park campers who swam at the park’s Nicolet Bay Beach created confusion and fear. No one knew why, how or what had caused the illnesses. Door County Public Health investigated the outbreak as it was occurring and determined bacterial contamination of […]

  • Herlaches Named Philanthropists of the Year

    Tom and Jill Herlache were honored June 21 as the 2022 Philanthropists of the Year during the Door County Community Foundation’s Celebration of Giving ceremony. Tom Herlache, former CEO of Baylake Bank, was one of the founders – in 1999 – of the very organization that honored him and his wife on Tuesday.  “It’s an inspiration to […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Dakota

    Meet Dakota! This 5-year-old cutie is available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. Dakota has a sweet nature but gets nervous with new people and in new situations. She would love to find a home that allows her all the time she needs to acclimate and get comfortable. For that […]

  • Volunteer for the DC Triathlon

    Volunteers are needed for the 18th annual Door County Triathlon. Every volunteer will receive a free T-shirt and may enjoy a free pig and corn roast with beverages before or after their shift. Areas of need include the food tent, finish area, transition area, chip hand-out and retrieval, and packet pickup. Visit to get […]

  • Women’s Club Brings Back Strawberry Fest

    Members of the Baileys Harbor Women’s Club met May 26 for the first time since February 2019 and voted to continue with their traditional Strawberry Fest in the Baileys Harbor town hall, 2392 Cty F, on July 4, 10 am – 2 pm, or until the strawberries are gone. This event – part of the Baileys Harbor […]

  • Fashion Show Benefits HELP of Door County

    Wink Swimwear, 4160 Main St. in Fish Creek, will host its second annual fashion-show fundraiser June 26, 2 pm, in the waterfront garden of Fish Creek’s Bayside Shops. It will benefit HELP of Door County with a portion of the day’s sales, and any individual donations will go to the organization as well. “Wink Swimwear […]

  • Realtors Raise $6,221 for Farm for Vets

    The Door County Board of Realtors recently organized a fundraiser for the Door County Farm for Vets organization at the Red Putter mini-golf course, where the realtors and affiliates putted their way to raising $6,221. The Door County Board of Realtors received assistance from local chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American […]

  • DCA’s Play It Forward Raises More than $8k

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) presented its annual Play It Forward event June 12 at a new location: Stabbur Beer Garden. The donations made during this concert by Door County musicians who contribute their time and talent to a worthy cause went to Alice Mattson, a young Door County resident who’s fighting leukemia. Attendees donated $3,455 […]

  • Alcohol-Free Picnic for Recovery Community

    The 115 Club will host its second annual summer picnic at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay on June 26, 12-4 pm, featuring live music by Steel Crossing, food from Smokin’ Tom’s Team BBQ, games and nonalcoholic beverages.  The Door County Alcohol and Other Drug Coalition is partnering on this event to support the recovery community […]

  • Door County Civility Project: The Sixth Tool of Civility: Be Agreeable

    Seek and find common ground, always by ORLAINE I. GABERT Much of the communication we hear in today’s world is either/or, with no in between. There is Republican/Democrat, liberal/conservative, North/South, democracy/socialism, rich/poor, male/female, Packers/Bears – take your pick. Rationally, this leads us to believe that one is right and the other is wrong. And emotionally, this […]

  • Fincantieri Marinette Marine Awarded Contract for Third Frigate

    The U.S. Navy has announced that Fincantieri Marinette Marine is on contract to build a third Constellation-class frigate, the future USS Chesapeake. This announcement follows last month’s successful critical design review of the first-in-class FFG 62, which is nearing the start of construction. The value of this contract option is approximately $536 million.  “We are […]


    Take the family to the Ephraim village hall July 3, 7-8 pm, for a free sing-along featuring American favorites in advance of Independence Day. Seating will be limited for social distancing. The playlist will include patriotic songs such as “America the Beautiful” and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as well as classics written or performed by Arlo […]


    The Jersey Tenors – the newest opera/rock mash-up sensation – will take the stage for the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC)’s Sunset Concert Series on June 26, 7 pm.  The group creates an explosive blend of the most iconic opera classics; rock greats such as Queen, Journey, Elton John and Billy Joel; and musical heroes such […]

  • DCA Presents Songwriter Charley Crockett in Concert June 29

    On Wednesday, June 29, at 8 p.m., one-of-a-kind songwriter Charley Crockett will perform on the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) Main Stage. Part neo-country-western, part bluesman, Charley Crockett is a powerful storyteller and songwriter. Sad, uplifting, hard, and sweet, complex and delicate all at once, his songs are like life itself, just like the songs’ creator: […]

  • Flashback Fun: Your Retro Fix in Door County

    Throughout the peninsula’s history, many businesses have come and gone. But some of the classics remain and provide throwback entertainment that’s not only a fun way to spend part of your day, but a glimpse at what makes Door County the special place that it is.  Games and Good Times at Cherry Lanes Arcade Cherry […]

  • Stick by Stick: Horseshoe Bay Farms hosts attention-getting outdoor art installation

    If you’ve driven past Horseshoe Bay Farms in Egg Harbor lately, you may have noticed a new group of sculptures towering 25 feet in the air near the back of the lot. The sculptures’ presence is large enough to be seen from the road, but set back far enough that people must get out of […]

  • Expect the Unexpected at The Fiddler’s Farm

    The first thing that surprised me was the horses. Two of them were saddled and waiting at the end of the driveway as I pulled into The Fiddler’s Farm outside Sturgeon Bay. I was even more surprised when one of the horses and the woman riding it guided me to my parking space, trotting along […]

  • Wings of Life Weekend Takes Flight

    Door County North debuts new community festival  There’s a new festival coming that seeks to not only offer a good time, but also do some good for the natural habitat. Wings of Life Weekend – previously called the Door County North Country Fair – will debut June 25-26.  Mickie Rasch, community coordinator for Door County North, […]

  • Editor’s Note: How Can the First Day of Summer Also Be Midsummer’s Day?

    I awoke at 4 am on June 21 thinking the moon was full. I cured my moon ignorance about a decade ago. I would have known it was a waning, last-quarter moon had I not awoken so suddenly and been so disoriented. I climbed from bed, drawn downstairs and out the door by an uncommon […]

  • Know Your Legal Rights: Selling or Buying a Home?

    Make sure your legal bases are covered by KEVIN TROST, Founding Attorney, Trost LLC, Madison Perhaps it was an accidental mistake, or perhaps it was an intentional deception. Either way, undisclosed defects are discovered in residential real estate sales more often than you would expect.  Such undisclosed defects could be something as mundane as a […]

  • A Tour for the Senses: A guide to the Door County Wine Festival

    Whether made from traditional grapes, Door County cherries or numerous other fruits, the wines produced locally are growing in number every season. Wisconsin winters may scare off some growers, but the wineries located along the Door County Wine Trail have found a home – and a following – here. Each stop has its own personality, […]

  • Yoga-Dance Class Offered at The Kress

    Elizabeth Clark, an independent choreographer and lecturer at SUNY Empire State College, will host Finding Your Center on Thursdays, 9 am, at the Kress Pavilion (, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. The yoga-dance class provides a centering focus for body balance, flexibility, strength and gentle yoga postures, complemented by music and rhythmic dynamics. Clark […]

  • Try Viniyoga with Emerald Lion Alchemy

    Emerald Lion Alchemy will host a viniyoga workshop Mondays, July 11-25, 8:30-9:30 am, at Studio234, 234 N. 3rd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Certified viniyoga teacher and yoga therapist Mary Hilliker will lead the classes, each of which features a different theme. All are welcome to explore slow-flowing, breath-infused movement in yoga postures, guided relaxation and […]

  • Encourage Creativity by Sponsoring a Young Writer

    Support young writers by sponsoring a student at one of Write On, Door County’s programs for young writers July 11-15. Learn how to sponsor a student at The ever-popular and energetic Katie McKy will return to Write On to lead the KIDS WOW camp for kids ages 7-12, and the multi-talented Stephen Titra will […]

  • Free Memoir-Writing Class at Write On

    Write On, Door County will present a free memoir-writing class June 25, 10 am – 12 pm, at its writing center, 4210 Juddville Road in Juddville. Writer-in-residence Naomi Asaturyan will lead Writing from Memory, which is open to anyone, regardless of previous writing experience. Participants will explore writing from personal experience and memory in a […]

  • Play Book Bingo with Novel Bay

    Join Novel Bay Booksellers this summer for its Summer Reading Bingo Challenge, which began June 13 and will end Sept. 1. Each square on the bingo card is a different reading challenge, such as reading in your pajamas, reading a graphic novel, reading a book released in 2022, reading a book with an LGBTQIA+ character […]

  • Book Recommendation: ‘The Forever Sea’ by Joshua Phillip Johnson, read by Belinda Fenty and Leo Wringer

    Recommended by GRACE JOHNSON, Pulse staffer and bibliophile When the end of the year comes around and I have some Christmas money in hand, I like to look at upcoming book publications for the next year and pre-order some that I’m most excited about. At the end of 2020, I came across The Forever Sea, […]

  • Exploring the Library: Donations of Books and Other Materials Become Programs and Projects

    On any given day when the Sturgeon Bay library branch is open, people pull up to the back door of the office to drop off boxes and bags of books, generously donating their no-longer-needed materials to the Door County Library, and thus to the Friends of Door County Libraries.  The Friends is a nonprofit organization […]

  • Hal Prize Judge Visits Door County June 24-25

    Joshua Phillip Johnson, fiction judge for the 2022 Hal Prize, will visit Door County for a weekend of events June 24-25. The author of The Forever Sea lives in Minnesota and teaches English and creative writing at a small university. Johnson’s first stop here will be a book signing June 24, 4-5 pm, at Novel […]

  • A History Lesson in Death and Grief

    A House in Mourning exhibit brings Victorian funerals to life Dead men – and women – tell their tales this summer during the Alexander Noble House Museum’s A House in Mourning exhibit. As a display showcasing the rituals and oddities of Victorian-era funerals, it’s an exhibition that’s as fascinating as it is grim.  Step inside the […]

  • Wild Things: A Great Lakes Cool Down Is Season’s Biggest Surprise

    by KEVIN NAZE, [email protected] Making predictions is always risky business. Take last fall, for example. Water temperatures on the Great Lakes were much warmer than usual, and a mild start to the winter had many anglers thinking there would be a very fast start to the 2022 Lake Michigan fishing season. Then came one of […]

  • Record Number of Retirements in Wisconsin State Legislature this Year

    More than a quarter of incumbents not running for their seats in 2022, a rate not seen since World War II by HOWARD HARDEE, for The Badger Project Count on it: When Wisconsin’s political districts get redrawn, an unusual number of state lawmakers head for the door. This election cycle is no exception. Following the […]

  • Obituary: Thomas Harvey Gauger

    October 23, 1948~June 16, 2022 Thomas Harvey Gauger, 73, of Jackson, WI died June 16, 2022 at home surrounded by his family.  Tom was born on October 23, 1948 in Sturgeon Bay, WI. to Harvey A. and Lois G. (nee Johnson) Gauger.  His family moved to the West Bend area in 1966. Tom graduated from […]

  • Obituary: Donna J. (Fredrickson) Geitner

    January 18, 1944~June 2, 2022 Milton, WI – Donna J. Geitner, 78, of Janesville, Wisconsin, died Thursday, June 2, 2022, after a short stay at Mercy Hospital. Donna was born to Edgar and Doris (Pfister) Fredrickson on January 18, 1944, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Donna met and married her beloved husband, Ronald Geitner, at Maplewood […]

  • A Storm’s Coming with Peninsula Players’ “The Rainmaker”

    As a story about family and working through the restrictions we place on ourselves, N. Richard Nash’s The Rainmaker is as lightheartedly charming as it is poignant and sincere. Offering both pin-drop silences and easy laughter, it refuses to be either a happy-go-lucky cliché or a never-ending storm cloud.  The play opens Peninsula Players Theatre’s […]

  • Obituary: Emma Juanita Hall Alley

    June 1, 1935~June 8, 2022 Juanita Alley (Emma Juanita Hall Alley), age 87, died on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, after a short illness. Juanita was born on June 1, 1935, in Henry County, Kentucky. She grew up in Kentucky and met her future husband, George Alley, in Vevay, Indiana. They were married on June 28, 1953, and lived in […]