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Peninsula Pulse – March 17-24, 2017

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  • Bluebird Box Building, Birch Creek’s History & More Weekend Plans

    The Door Peninsula is known as a place that holds its nature and history in high regard, and this weekend’s events offerings are the perfect example. Head south for a night sky viewing night with members of the local astronomy club, make your way north for a hands-on bluebird nesting box workshop or sit back […]

  • March 23 Hearing to Recognize Cheese as State Dairy Product

    In a joint meeting with the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology, and Consumer Protection, the Assembly Committee on Agriculture will hold a public hearing on Assembly Bill 73, designating cheese as the state dairy product. The hearing is scheduled for 10 am on Thursday, March 23, at 411 South State Capitol. First District Assemblyman […]

  • Here Comes Spring: Quick Facts About the Vernal Equinox

    The vernal equinox arrives at 5:28 am on March 20. For us in the northern hemisphere, that means winter is officially over and spring begins. Here are a few spring facts: You can set your compass by it: The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days when the sun rises exactly in the east […]

  • Schmidt Family Proud of Their Success at County’s Only CAFO

    Randy Schmidt wishes everyone could see the big picture that he sees as a fifth generation farmer and the only CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) owner in Door County. “I have three boys. I want to provide a future for them, just like my parents did for me, I don’t know why that’s a bad […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Write-In Candidate Seeks Support in Egg Harbor Election

    If you are an Egg Harbor registered voter, or are about to register, I would like to kindly ask for your vote for president of the village board. Because many fellow concerned friends have encouraged me to run, I have decided I really would like this position and I feel we need a change of […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz: March 17, 2017

    This information is a bit “stale,” but I feel that I must congratulate the members of the Peninsula Painters Broomball Team on winning the 2017 Hilander Cup Broomball Championship! This is only the second year the Painters have played together as a team and they had a thrilling 4 – 0 victory over a very […]

  • Midsummer’s Music Festival Releases Details for 2017 Festival Season

    Midsummer’s Music continues its emphasis on radically appealing concerts for the 2017 festival season, with exciting opportunities to experience powerful music in unique settings throughout the county. Offering chamber music for winds, strings and piano performed in intimate and unique settings throughout Door County, venues include art galleries, churches, and private homes. From such masters […]

  • Dr. Arnold.

    Server of the Week: Levi Arnold at Peninsula Chiropractic Center

    If you feel down and full of aches Call Dr. Arnold for goodness sakes! Dr. Levi and Randal, too. They are the ones who will take good care of you. Geri and Mary on the phone will take your calls. You will feel better in no time at all. – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Volunteers Needed for Frog and Toad Survey

    The Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to lend their ears for the Wisconsin Frog and Toad Survey. Wildlife enthusiasts who rely on audio versus visual cues and listen for the anticipated choruses of wood frogs, boreal chorus frogs, and spring peepers are the perfect fit for this citizen-based monitoring project. The Wisconsin […]

  • Framed: Family Literacy Night

    J.R. and Anna Jarosh (4th grade) read together in a tent at Gibraltar Elementary’s Family Literacy Night on March 7. Submitted. Related Articles Framed: Gibraltar Elementary Spring Concert Galvanized Chest by Jim Rose Local Doctors Inspire Northern Sky’s “Doctor! Doctor!” Jack O’Lantern Days, Dark Songs & More Halloween Weekend Happenings

  • Your Reps In the News: March 17, 2017

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after introducing LRB 2171/1: “Yesterday I released LRB 2171/1 with Senator Rob Cowles (R-Green Bay). This important piece of legislation will provide relief and access to clean water, a basic right that most of us take for granted. The karst geo-region of Wisconsin is characterized by […]

  • Matt Orthober

    Striver Gymnasts Capture Ten State Titles and Five Team Trophies

    The Door County YMCA Strivers Gymnastic Team captured ten gold medals, ten silver, nine bronze and five team trophies this past weekend at the 2017 YMCA State Gymnastic Championships hosted by the Kettle Moraine YMCA in West Bend, Wis. The Striver Team qualified and competed 38 gymnasts in the tournament, and returned home with 44 […]

  • USDA Invests in Protecting Wetlands on Ag Land

    Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $15 million in technical and financial assistance to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands. Restored wetlands improve water quality downstream and improve wildlife habitat, while also providing flood prevention and […]

  • Municipal Meetings: March 17 – 24

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 3:30 pm on March 20. The common council meets at noon on March 21. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board meets at 3:30 pm on March 23. County of Door: The Law Enforcement Committee meets at 10:30 am March 20. The Finance […]

  • Fishin' for Trouble. Rogue Theatre

    Rogue Theater Presents A Murder Mystery Dinner Show

    Get out your jewels and furs, because Rogue Theater is about to unveil a mystery dinner show that spoofs celebrity fundraisers, questionable causes, and the “beautiful people” who support them. Penned by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, the show, Fishin’ for Trouble (A Whale of a Fatal Tale), takes place at the annual gala fundraiser […]

  • Letter to the Editor: What Health Insurance Benefits Do Congress Members Receive?

    Honorable Congressman Gallagher, It was with great interest that I read in the Washington Post about the Republican caucus’s proposal for replacement and/or revision of the ACA. As I requested almost two months ago, I was interested in your views and positions on this issue. I appreciate, but was frustrated by the excuses you and […]

  • Governor’s Conference on Tourism: Telling a Story

    Gov. Scott Walker has made his mantra that, “Wisconsin is open for business,” a hallmark of his administration. For a while, deregulation and tax cuts aimed to boost industry in the state. But the Walker administration’s view of industry in Wisconsin has grown to include tourism, and the state’s investment has earned a pretty big […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: As of March 9, 2017

    High Series: Cole Biwer 693, Leif Mickelson 647, Mike Snell & Mark Tesnow 636 High Game: Mark Tesnow 263, Leif Mickelson 244, Cole Biwer 237 High Team Game: Alexander’s 918 High Team Series: Mink River Basin 2,624 Related Articles Obituary: Willard A. Sunstrom Sister Bay Kicks Off Summer with Beach Bash Sister Bay Moravian to […]

  • Questions & Artists: Installation Artist Elysia Holland Michaelsen

    Dumpster diving is a means to an end for installation artist Elysia Holland Michaelsen, who transforms found and worn objects into colorful, sculptural narratives of her experiences living in different towns and cities. Michaelsen is the director of education at the Peninsula School of Art. For more on her work, visit elysiaholland.com.   Alyssa Skiba […]

  • Poet Naomi Shihab Nye Comes to Door County

    The daughter of a Palestinian father and an American mother, Naomi Shihab Nye is a poet whose work resonates with us today. In her poem “Grandfather’s Heaven” a child says, “Grandma liked me even though my daddy was a Moslem.” Nye will come to Door County on March 23 for an evening reading of her […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Breaking Down the Travel Trends Index

    In light of the Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Milwaukee earlier this week, where a travel economist spoke about the national and international travel trends, we’ll take a look at one of their reports to better understand just what this metric means and what it could mean for Door County. The Travel Trends Index […]

  • Steve Vavrus

    Save the Date for Door County Climate Change Forum

    The fourth annual Door County Climate Change Forum will be held at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay on May 20, 9 am – 2:30 pm. Tia Nelson, Wisconsin environmental leader, will be the discussion moderator. Speakers include: Dr. Steve Vavrus, senior scientist in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research at the University […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You for Letter of Hope

    Since November I have been increasingly despondent as I’ve seen my values regarding the environment, health care, social justice, respect for all peoples upended. So it was with great hope I read the Letters to the Editor page last Friday (March 10) with letters of concern from many but also the letter of hope, “Never […]

  • Egg Harbor Historical Society Presents the History of the Tishler (Tischler) Farm

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will present their winter program at Birch Creek Music Center on County E on the history of the Tishler (Tischler) farm and Birch Creek on March 26 at 1 pm in Juniper Hall. Bill Tishler and Fran Dutton will be the presenters. Everyone is welcome. There is no charge for […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Save Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

    President Trump has appointed Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. The mission of this agency is to protect our environment, which is now being threatened at an alarming rate by climate change. If you believe in scientific research and its conclusions, carbon dioxide emissions are the primary contributors to the environmental […]

  • Manners Matter: Wedding Blues

    Dear Mary Pat, I’ve been invited to seven weddings this year between family and friends. Since I own a business up here, it is really hard for me to get away in the season. Four of the seven are destination weddings and three are closer to home. These are all people that are close to […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: March 17, 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? “Charming is a great spin on narcissistic poophead.” “I’m not going to smell like old, dead waterbirds. Sorry.” “Is that a dinosaur […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Constitutional ‘Balloons and String’ Theory

    Indicating clearly that there is little chance that he has ever read and/or comprehended any of the 2017 SB13/AB44 which calls for non-partisan legislative redistricting for Wisconsin, based upon the present Iowa model, while appearing on Sturgeon Bay radio Feb. 13, Senator Frank “Einstein” Lasee outlined a certifiably psychedelic flashback describing balloons, strings and random […]

  • Sugar Ransom &theworkersparty

    Door County Makers Space Hosts House Concert Series

    Sturgeon Bay native Elliot Goettelman and his wife Kelly Avenson Goettelman have been using their historic downtown building for many different purposes the last few years. The latest incarnation is called the Door County Makers Space (DCMS) and it’s a flex space for all types of thinkers. “We wanted to try to think of something […]

  • Crossroads Holds Family Programs Focusing on Light

    Two weekend family programs focusing on light are scheduled for the weekend at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. On March 18 at 1 pm, learners of all ages will explore the topic of comets. The program will begin with a film and will conclude with the Comet Chef demonstration. The program is free […]

  • Letter to the Editor: History In the Making: Sturgeon Bay Common Council Race

    The best way to address crippling and demoralizing political polarization in our state and nation’s capitals is to forge the path forward to work together locally. And here’s our big chance: four women are running for seats on Sturgeon Bay’s city council. A historical moment and opportunity not to be squandered. Why? The November New […]

  • Four Ways to Combat Climate Change

    Change all your light bulbs to LED. They cut lighting energy use by more than 80 percent. Eat less beef. Beef production has a high ratio of greenhouse gas production to pound of food. Walk, bicycle or use mass transit. If you must drive, use an electric or hybrid car. Use refillable water bottles. Never […]

  • Registration Opens for Cal Ripken Baseball

    Cal Ripken Youth Baseball registration is now underway for boys ages 7 to 12. The league is divided into three divisions: Rookies (ages 7 & 8); Minors (9); and Majors (10-12). Registration forms can be picked up from schools, or can be found at the Door County Coop in Sturgeon Bay, or print off a […]

  • Indivisible Group Presents on Democracy at Risk

    Do you feel that our democracy is at risk? Are you concerned about what’s going on in Washington? Indivisible groups in Door County consist of resident volunteers who are concerned about the future of our country. There are three groups in Northern, Central and Southern Door. A meeting on what Indivisible is doing and how individuals can participate will […]

  • Sam Llanas. Deone Jahnke.

    Sam Llanas to Perform at Holiday Music Motel

    Sam Llanas, formerly of BoDeans, will perform a house concert on March 29, 7:30 pm, at Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge at 59 N. 2nd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Llanas has been infecting our musical consciousness for the past few decades as one of the primary writers and performers of the world-renowned hit-makers BoDeans (he […]

  • Salvage. Peninsula Players.

    Peninsula Players to Host Final Play Reading

    Peninsula Players Theater presented a reading of Salvage by Joseph Zettelmaier at Björklunden on March 6 to an audience of more than 100. Salvage was produced as part of The Play’s the Thing, a winter series of play readings organized by Peninsula Players Theater. Participants and audience members enjoyed the evening’s performance by Peninsula Players […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Needs Support

    I am shocked to learn that the president’s proposed budget eliminates 97 percent of the funding for The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative that strategically targets the biggest threats to the Great Lakes ecosystem, including toxic substances, invasive species and pollution. As someone living near Lake Michigan all my life, and active in efforts to protect […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival

    Peninsula Music Festival is Now Accepting Applications for its College Scholarship

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) is currently accepting applications for its $3,000 college scholarship. Information and applications are available from the guidance and music departments of each of the Door County schools as well as musicfestival.com, click on Education and Community Engagement. Each year PMF awards a $3,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who desires […]

  • United Way Invites Families to “Be Our Guest” at Special Family Screening of “Beauty and the Beast”

    United Way of Door County is inviting families to “Be Our Guest” at a special opening-weekend premiere of the new movie Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. The special family screening starts at 10 am, doors open at 9:30 am, March 18 at Sturgeon Bay Cinema, 1820 Alabama St., Sturgeon Bay. […]

  • Lost Moth Gallery Welcomes Singer/Songwriter Peter Mulvey

    Peter Mulvey, singer/songwriter extraordinaire, comes to Lost Moth Gallery on March 18 with his accomplished guitar playing and a whole slew of incredible original songs. Writing with humor, tenderness and poetic lyricism, Mulvey fills up hearts and minds with his music. In his performance is a coiled intensity, a subtle power that comes through his […]

  • Peninsula Music Festival Fundraiser Almost Sold Out

    With space for only 40 and half sold already, Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) is selling tickets for a fundraiser with violinist Frank Almond and pianist Andrew Armstrong on June 9 at 7:30 pm. Listen to an intimate concert while enjoying a glass of wine. After the concert, enjoy a buffet of sweet and savory selections, […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball: March 17, 2017

    RESULTS March 13 The P.E.S.T.S. 2, To Be Determined 1 Some Spike It Hot 2, The Rads 0 Institute Saloon 2, Brick Lot 2 0 Red Room 2, Institute Saloon 0 Peninsula Podiatry 2, Econo Double Baggers 0 Door County Coffee 2, Brick Lot 1 1 Bay Ship Sharks 2, Hatco Serve-Rites 1 PLAYOFF SCHEDULE […]

  • Letters to the Editor: Door County Artists Need Affordable Health Care

    People who live in Door County regularly talk about how much they value the peninsula’s vibrant art scene, and it’s not empty talk. People here put their money where their mouths are: they support the local artists they value. As an independent musician, I’m also a businesswoman and entrepreneur, and I work long hours on […]

  • Newport State Park Hosts a Pair of Workshops

    On March 25, Newport State Park is hosting a pair of workshops. At 10 am, Charlotte Lukes will lead a Bluebird Workshop and she’ll talk about bluebirds and their remarkable comeback story. As a member of the Bluebird Restoration Association of Wisconsin, Lukes has many years of experience monitoring and collecting data about bluebirds. The […]

  • High School Spring Athletics: March 17, 2017

    GIBRALTAR Track and Field March 17 @ Sheboygan North, TBD March 23 & 24 @ Manitowoc Lincoln, 4 pm STURGEON BAY Track and Field March 21 @ Oconto Falls, 4:30 pm Related Articles Christmas by the Bay, Hunters Stew, Ladies Weekend & More Weekend Plans High School Spring Athletics: April 15-22, 2016 Trenchard in Solo […]

  • Rick Wood. Holiday Music Motel.

    Comedian Rick Wood Visits Holiday Music Motel

    Comedian Rick Wood will be at Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge on March 18 at 8 pm. Wood is a stand-up comedian and writer based out of Los Angeles. He grew up in Virginia, joined the Air Force, lived all over the country while working a number of terrible jobs before choosing comedian as the […]

  • By the Numbers: Irish In America

    In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we take a look at Irish immigration to the United States. Many brought the conflict between Catholics and Protestants with them from the old country. Catholic immigrants also faced a wave of anti-Catholic sentiment in America. 1831 Protestants burned down St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New York City. 1843 […]

  • Trivia: What was banned in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day until 1970?

    Question: What was banned in Ireland on St. Patrick’s Day until 1970? Answer: The opening of pubs. Irish law between 1903 and 1970 made St. Patrick’s Day a religious holiday for the entire country, requiring all pubs to be shut down for the day.

  • Crossroads Is Going to the Birds (and Butterflies)

    Crossroads at Big Creek welcomes another season of providing lifelong experience-based learning on science, history and environment with the unveiling of its newest addition: an accessible bird and butterfly garden. Situated around the Collins Learning Center, the bird and butterfly gardens will enhance the organization’s mission of connecting people of all ages and abilities with […]

  • Cathy Grier

    WRiTERS NiGHT Welcomes New Host

    Singer/songwriter Cathy Grier is now hosting WRiTERS NiGHT every Thursday, 7 – 9 pm, at The Holiday Music Motel’s Tambourine Lounge. WRiTERS NiGHT is an all-original all-ages open mic for musicians, poets, storytellers and comedians. All are welcome to attend. Grier (also known as the “New York City Subway Girl”) first came to Sturgeon Bay […]

  • Featured Pet: Kitty

    Meet the grey and golden Kitty, this week’s featured pet from the Door County Humane Society (DCHS). Kitty has a lovely coat of grey with alluring golden eyes. She is a very friendly girl who loves affection, especially back scratches. Kitty does not play well with other cats, so she needs to be the only […]

  • Hall Packed for Marine Sanctuary Presentation

    Lee Luft was pleased with the “phenomenal turnout” on a snowy Monday, March 13, for a presentation held at Knudson Hall in Algoma on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) plan to designate the waters off certain parts of Lake Michigan as a national marine sanctuary. Luft, a Kewaunee County supervisor, has been leading […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Medicare for Everyone

    The recently proposed Republican answer to replace the Affordable Care Act, AKA Obamacare, is a sham. Medical insurance will cost just as much if not more than under the ACA. It will not require citizens to purchase health insurance. The uninsured medical bills will be passed on to the rest of us by the medical community increasing […]

  • Letter to the Editor: No to More Cows, Hotels

    This letter has to do with allowing the CAFO to expand their dairy herd from 6,000 cows to 10,000 cows. I am told neither Kitchens nor Gallagher attended the meeting. I can only think of all the pollution and how it will affect our environment. This should not be just the concern to the people […]

  • UU Fellowship Movies That Matter Series Explores Extinction

    UU Fellowship presents a free screening of Racing Extinction on March 21 at 4:30 pm. In Racing Extinction (a 2015 documentary) a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet. Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in […]

  • Climate Corner: Helping Your Health While Helping the Environment

    By Jonathan Patz Considering the parallel rise in chronic diseases (such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease) with trends in fossil fuel use around the globe, our greatest challenge today (and opportunity) lies at the nexus of health and energy. Much of this inter-linkage can be explained across three human behavioral and related policy domains: […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Thank You DNR

    I sincerely thank everyone who worked on the latest edition of Door County Living. I think the focus on open spaces and public lands is a timely topic that was well represented and it is great to read about so many people involved in spearheading change and preserving what makes Door County great. In addition […]

  • Kitchens Announces Plans for Ahnapee River Study

    Representative Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) released the following statement regarding a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) study informational session on Monday, March 20: “TMDL studies are an important step in cleaning our rivers. By pinpointing the amounts and sources of total phosphorous (TP) and total suspended solids (TSS) we can implement strategies and qualify for […]

  • State News: Illegal Voting, Abortion Research, Lyme Disease

    Teens Voted Illegally In Presidential Primary Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally in last April’s presidential primary in Wisconsin, according to a report from the state Elections Commission. In a draft report to the state Legislature, the commission shared information from local elections officials showing about 70 teenagers voted illegally in the primary. It’s not legal to vote in […]

  • Once Upon Our Peninsula: March 17, 2017

    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, March, 12, 1875 That story about Clay Banks going into bankruptcy is false. We were over there last Tuesday and found that the deposits of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: To Gov. Walker: Don’t Ignore the Protests

    As I listened to my morning news, it was not a journalist interpreting an event. Not fake news. It was the direct recording, the live words of our own Gov. Scott Walker. He was speaking at the recent CPAC, AKA Conservative Political Action Committee meeting. In attendance were governors along with numerous participants from across […]

  • Crossroads Trail Run. David Harsh.

    Registration Open for Crossroads Trail Run

    Registration is now open for the 8th annual Crossroads Trail Run/Walk, with 2k, 5k, 10k options, on June 24 at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Come as a solo participant or bring the whole family. The trail run takes place on a 200-acre preserve at Crossroads. This chip-timed event is for all ages, […]

  • Baileys Harbor House Fire March 8

    The Baileys Harbor Fire Department responded to a fire on Kangaroo Lake Road at approximately 6:17 pm on March 8. Assistant Fire Chief Eric Peil was the first responder to the scene where he found an active fire on the west side of the building. There were no injuries. “The whole house was not engulfed […]

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    Science Snippet: The Dumbest Dogs

    The dumbest dogs? One dog expert and writer, Kelly Pulley, believes the following five dogs don’t have a lot between their ears. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are at the top of the list, and “if you look deep into their buggy eyes you will see that there’s nothing at the bottom.” Rottweilers come in second, […]

  • Door to Nature: Kestrels Need Nest Boxes, Too

    The American kestrel is one of our nesting species and will migrate to the south, but in milder winters a few may be seen throughout the cold months along roadsides, especially in southern Door County. This month is a good time to build nest boxes for these falcons of the open countryside. So much emphasis […]

  • Half Marathon Seeks Volunteers

    Do you want to be a part of one of the great races in the Midwest? Sign up to lend a hand at the 10th running of the Door County Half Marathon in Peninsula State Park on May 6. Organizers are looking for volunteers to help during the week to help set up for the […]

  • Trappist. Cheers.

    Cheers!: The Well-Ordered Life Can Result in an Amazing Interior Freedom and Happiness

    Once you’ve got Trappist ale on the brain, there is only one thing to do, pour a Trappist ale to relieve your poor, old brain. It all began with NASA’s Feb. 22 announcement of Trappist-1, a dwarf star that may give life to beings on its seven terrestrial-like transiting planets. NASA sent a diagram of […]

  • Egg Harbor Repeals Law that Prompted Library Lawsuit

    Four days after Door County Circuit Court Judge D. Todd Ehlers issued an injunction against the Village of Egg Harbor that prevents the village from spending any more than $1 million of village funds on construction for the new library/community center, the village board voted to completely remove from their books the 2008 ordinance that […]

  • Gibraltar Hosted ‘In Tents’ Family Reading Night for Elementary Students

    On March 7, Gibraltar Elementary hosted an “In Tents” Family Reading Night. All elementary children in grades K-6 were invited to bring a bag full of books from home to read with parents and family members “in tents” that were set up around the elementary gym. Students were treated to S’more snacks and there was […]

  • Door County Medical Center Partners with Prevea Behavioral Health to Increase Psychiatric Services

    Door County Medical Center (DCMC) now offers increased psychiatric services to the community through a new partnership with Prevea Behavioral Health. “We are pleased to announce that Dr. Richa Aggarwal and Dr. John Olsen of Prevea will collaborate with DCMC’s Heidi Derbick, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, to meet the mental health needs of our […]

  • Girl Scouts Selling Cookies at Piggly Wiggly on March 18

    Girl Scout Troop 4356, third graders from Gibraltar Elementary, will hold a Girl Scout Cookie Booth on March 18, 10 am – 2 pm, at the Sister Bay Piggly Wiggly. Cookies include Thin Mints, Shortbread, the new S’more flavor as well as other favorites. The cost is $4 per box. The Troop uses the funds […]

  • Open Nutrition Class Details the Role of Sugar in Modern Diets

    An open nutrition class will be held March 18 at 4 pm for people to learn about health and nutrition. Nutritionist Eva Steur will lead the class and together the class will explore the role of sugar in modern diets and how to make sugar visible again. This class is free, but send Steur a […]

  • Door County YMCA Holds Annual Alexander’s Buffet Fundraiser on March 19

    The Door County YMCA will hold their annual Alexander’s Buffet to benefit their annual campaign on March 19, 4 – 6:30 pm, at Alexander’s of Door County in Fish Creek. Join for the evening of food, silent auction, raffle prizes and a fun community atmosphere. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, and […]

  • Evangelist Bob Lenz Visits Door of Life Church on March 19

    Pastor Ed House of Door of Life Church announced Evangelist Bob Lenz will be guest speaker at its regular 10 am service on March 19. Lenz is founder and president of Life Promotions, Inc. of Neenah. Since 1982, he has spoken before millions in all 50 states and many countries around the globe. His firm, […]

  • Survivors of Suicide Door County Support Group to Meet March 20

    The Survivors of Suicide (SOS) Door County group has a meeting this month on March 20 at 7 pm. If you have lost a loved one due to suicide, feel free to join the Survivors of Suicide – Door County support group. The group meets upstairs at the Sturgeon Bay Branch of the Door County […]

  • Kewaunee County Dialogue Series Focuses on K-12 Public Education

    On March 23 at 7 pm, the program “Choices and Challenges: Kewaunee County K-12 Public Education” will be presented at Luxemburg-Casco High School Auditorium. Speakers include Kewaunee County Superintendents: Nick Cochart, Algoma School District; Glenn Schlender, Luxemburg-Casco School District; Karen Treml, Kewaunee School District. This program is part of the Kewaunee County Dialogue Series sponsored […]

  • Dean Logerquist Awarded Certificate of Continuous Membership for 50 Years with Legion Post 527

    Bill Becker, Commander of Billy Weiss American Legion Post 527, Sister Bay recently presented Dean Logerquist with a Certificate of Continuous Membership for his 50 years of service. Certificates will also be presented to the following men: Henry Eckert, 70 years of service; Donald Erickson, 60 years of service; Harvey Malzahn, Jr., 50 years of […]

  • Door County YMCA Will Continue Summer Foods Program this Summer

    The Door County YMCA announced it will offer a Summer Foods Program for area children once again this summer. This is the sixth year of a community-wide collaboration led by the YMCA with the goal of ensuring that all children in the community have access to nutritious meals during the summer months. This year the […]

  • Door County League of Women Voters Introduces Eileen Bohn Speaker Series

    The League of Women Voters of Door County is pleased to announce the beginning of the Eileen Bohn Speaker Series on April 22 at 9 am at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. When Bohn died in June 2016, her family generously donated money in her memory to establish a fund to bring quality speakers to […]

  • Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay Hosts Annual NCAA Basketball Finals Party

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay will host the 15th Annual NCAA Basketball Finals at the Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay on April 3. The event will once again support scholarships for graduating students from Door County’s five high schools. This year the event will support both the Service Above Self Scholars and […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Lions Selling Roses for Spring

    Sturgeon Bay Lions are selling Roses for Spring again this year; buyers can select their favorite colors. Roses are $15 per dozen and can be purchased by calling Lion Greg Virlee (920.743.8359) or by visiting sturgeonbaylions.org. Roses will be delivered for free on April 7 & 8. Lions’ primary service activity is blindness prevention and […]

  • Gibraltar Holds Early Childhood Screening on April 24

    Gibraltar Elementary School will hold their early childhood screening on April 24 for children three to four years old. Early childhood screening is offered to parents free of charge, and provides parents with an informed estimation of their child’s thinking, language and motor skill development. To assist in accurate screening, specialists will be available to […]

  • La Escuela Primaria Gibraltar llevará a cabo una prueba de detección precoz el 24 de abril

    La evaluación de infancia temprana se ofrecerá de forma gratuita para proveer una estimación informado del pensamiento, el lenguaje, y el desarrollo de habilidades motoras del niño. Para ayudar con la evaluación precisa, especialistas estarán disponibles para responder  cualquiera pregunta acerca del desarrollo de su hijo/a. Si les interesa y tiene un hijo que por […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Announces 2017 Honor Graduates

    Sturgeon Bay High School is proud to announce the Class of 2017 honor graduates: Valedictorian Moriah Grahl and Salutatorian Jenna Seiler. Students graduating with high honors (top 10 percent GPA) are Moriah Grahl, Jenna Seiler, Blaze Woldt, Eleanore Scheer, Noah Roberts, Nicholas Greenlaw, Brent Mallien, Jeffrey Alberts, Ashton Spritka, Wil Steebs and Paige Sullivan. Students […]

  • Sevastopol DI Teams Succeed and Advance to State Competition

    Six Sevastopol Destination Imagination teams advance to State Competition. It was a great showing for the school at the 2017 Regional Competition held on March 4 at Sturgeon Bay Middle/High School. Six of the seven teams competing will move on to state competition April 8 at UW-Stevens Point. The results of the tournament follow: First […]

  • Luxemburg Agropur Plant Scores in U.S. Cheese Contest

    Wisconsin swept the top three spots of the United States Championship Cheese Contest, which was held in Green Bay March 7-8. The champion cheese title went to Mike Matucheski with a Reserve Black Pepper BellaVitano that scored 99.018 points. He is a cheesemaker at the Sartori plant in Antigo. First runner up went to Terry […]

  • Gibraltar DECA Students Finish Seven for Seven at State Competition

    More than 1,300 marketing education students were involved in 46 different competitive events at the State DECA Career Development Conference in Lake Geneva last week. Gibraltar had seven students competing in nine different events. All seven students earned state awards, which is believed to be the only school in Wisconsin to achieve 100 percent of […]

  • Dahl Law Firm Receives Purple Angel Status from Dementia Campaign

    Dahl Law Firm, Ltd., Sister Bay, has received Purple Angel status through training given by The Fox Valley Memory Project of Appleton. The Purple Angel signifies recognition and understanding of dementia, and is an iconic symbol for the promotion of dementia awareness. According to The Purple Angel Dementia Campaign, “Norman McNamara, a resident of Torbay, […]

  • Upcoming CTA Class is March 22 at Wave Point Resort

    The next Door County Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Program class will be held March 22, 8:30 am – 1 pm, at Wave Point Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The CTA Program is a multi-faceted program that serves to increase regional tourism by inspiring front-line employees and volunteers to turn each visitor encounter into a positive experience. […]

  • Local Employers Invited to Gibraltar High School’s Summer Job Fair

    Gibraltar Secondary Schools will host a summer job fair on April 5, 12 – 2 pm. The event will provide Gibraltar and Sevastopol students an opportunity to meet with local employers to explore work opportunities. Gibraltar students will attend the job fair from noon to 1 pm. Sevastopol students will attend from 1:10 to 1:50 […]

  • Nominations Sought for 2017 Door County CTA of the Year

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 Door County Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) of the year now through March 31. Nominees must be current Door County CTAs and nominations from employers, co-workers or customers are welcome. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Any Door County CTA who has consistently gone above […]

  • Obituary: James L. Conroy

    James Lawrence Conroy, 63, of Williams Bay, WI, and also of Sturgeon Bay, died Saturday night, March 11, 2017 at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility with his wife at his side. He was born September 30, 1953 in Madison, the son of Robert William Conroy and Eunice Ann (Luster) Conroy. Jim graduated from Williams […]

  • Obituary: Marianne J. Smith

    Marianne J. Smith, 86, of Ellison Bay, died March 11, 2017 at Scandia Village Nursing Home in Sister Bay. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2 pm at Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Kenneth Ewerdt officiating. The family requests that memorials be made to Scandia Village Nursing Home in […]

  • Obituary: Anne Marie Achterberch

    Anne Marie Achterberch, 83, of the Town of Egg Harbor, Sturgeon Bay, died March 11, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on March 18, 2017 at Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church, Saturday morning, from 10:00 […]

  • Obituary: Mary Catherine Sorenson

    Mary Catherine Sorenson, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Algoma on March 8, 2017 with family by her side. She was born November 16, 1925 in Sturgeon Bay to Robert and Alice (Haen) Murray and spent her entire life in Sturgeon Bay. Mary graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1943. During […]

  • Wedding: Amanda and Troy Kelly

    Amanda Marie DiIulio, formerly of Ellison Bay, and Lieutenant Jordan Troy Kelly of Philadelphia, Penn., were married on Aug. 13, 2016. The ceremony took place at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. A reception for 162 guests was held under a tent on top of the Ellison Bay hill. Amanda and Troy […]

  • Birth: Stephanie and Justin Skiba

    Stephanie and Justin Skiba, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a girl born on March 14, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center, Green Bay. Maternal grandparents are Lori Rakestraw, Appleton, and Michael Valdez, Placentia, Calif. Paternal grandparents are Wendolyn and David Skiba, Seymour. Related Articles Letter to the Editor: Cure for Cancer? Art Fair at […]

  • Barbara Shakal Shares Her Pastels at Hope Church Art Alcoves

    From now through the end of April, artwork from Barbara Shakal will be on exhibit at Hope Church Art Alcoves. “Color and texture are the two elements that continually fascinate me and open my eyes to a wider world around me,” said Shakal. “My pastels are inspired by the ever changing skies of Door County. […]

  • Rick Risch at TAP Lobby Gallery

    Third Avenue Playhouse welcomes Rick Risch to the TAP Lobby Art Gallery, March 15 – April 9. Born in Pipestone, Minn., Risch has shown his art in galleries, exhibits and businesses in Door County since 1991. Risch served on the Peninsula Arts Association board for six years and continues to be an active citizen in […]

  • Sculptors Needed for Egg Harbor Public Arts Exhibition

    The newly established Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor announces their inaugural year of Celebrate! Wisconsin Sculptors. The organization was created with a strong belief in the positive impact the arts have on our world and to celebrate the power of art in public spaces. The Public Arts Initiative (PAI) of Egg Harbor invites Wisconsin-only […]

  • Summit Players Theatre to Present Shakespeare in State Parks

    With a $1,616 grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council, Summit Players Theatre will present “Shakespeare in the State Parks, Season Three: The Comedy of Errors” in the beauty of the outdoors. The free performances will use outdoor stages as an ode to traditional Shakespearean plays. Ranging from topics such as love to personal identity, the […]

  • The Bestseller List: March 5, 2017

      HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Lincoln in the Bardo, by George Saunders 2. Norse Mythology, by Neil Gaiman 3. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead 4. A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles 5. A Piece of the World, by Christina Baker Kline HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 2. The Book of Joy, […]

  • Third Avenue Playhouse Explores Sibling Rivalry, The American Dream in ‘True West’

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) opens its 2017 season with an exploration of volatile sibling rivalry and the ever-elusive American Dream with Sam Shepard’s dark comedy, True West. Written in 1980, this Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist centers on the sibling rivalry of estranged brothers Austin and Lee. It takes place entirely in the kitchen of […]

  • Dept. of Transportation: Highway 57 Rock Piles Will Remain

    Mark Kantola, communication director for the Northeast region of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, told the Pulse on March 14 that the department will not remove historic rock piles during resurfacing work on Hwy. 57 north of Baileys Harbor later this year. Kantola said department officials met separately with Liberty Grove Town Administrator Bud Kalms […]