Peninsula Pulse – March 9-16, 2018

In this issue

  • Door to Nature: Raccoons on the Move

    There is a wild animal, described as being a generalist with a cast iron stomach, that is here to stay, primarily because it has become so highly adaptive to humans. In fact, it is thought to be an excellent example of a synanthrope, an animal able or even preferring, to live with humans. One look […]

  • Filmmaker Hopes to Highlight, Preserve County Lighthouses

    Kewaunee filmmaker Jake Heffernan hopes his upcoming documentary film about each of Door County’s 11 lighthouses will not only bring awareness to the regional treasures, but help in preserving them as well. Slated for a spring 2019 release, the profits of Lighting the Door will go toward the organizations that work to preserve and restore […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Orange Avenger

    Mr. President, You’ve done it again! (And might I add, Sir, “brilliantly?”) You’ve changed the subject from the depressing (How does the country move forward in the aftermath of another deadly school shooting without NRA approval?) to the truly inspiring – your solutions to improving school safety and thwarting mentally deranged criminals. One involves an […]

  • Letter to the Editor: No Pistol-packing Pedagogists

    Let’s put a preposterous idea to rest before it becomes a serious consideration in the Congress of the United States. If teachers wanted to carry guns they could have become cops or security guards or joined the military. While I respect the skill and training required of the aforementioned and the important work they do, […]

  • Performance Troupe, Celtic Nights, Presents “Oceans of Hope” at the DCA

    On March 15 at 7 pm, Irish performance troupe Celtic Nights will present their production “Oceans of Hope” at Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek. On March 14 and 15, the troupe will also perform for Door County students. Featuring some of Ireland’s most talented performers, Celtic Nights uses song, music, dance, and narration […]

  • Bill May Require Event Venues to Have Alcohol Licenses

    As the state Senate convenes for what is expected to be the final day of the session on March 20, it may consider a bill that would require event and wedding venues such as barns and galleries to obtain alcohol licenses. For events that want to serve liquor, they will be after the same hard-to-find […]

  • Overheard and Obsessions: March 9, 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? “Trousers are the funny version of pants.” “I have long femurs.” “I’m going with the crackle these days.” “Opening your legs at […]

  • Letter to the Editor: End Animal Abuse in Circuses

    In January 2017, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus decided to fold up its tents and end animal cruelty. Unfortunately, there are still smaller circuses around; and one of those, the Carden Shrine Circus was in Green Bay this past weekend. It looks like so much fun with acrobats in sparkly costumes, silly clowns in […]

  • Sevastopol Spring Play Tackles Issues of Race, Poverty, Truth, and Reasonable Doubt

    One person standing alone for her belief is the message delivered by Sevastopol Middle and High School’s spring play, Twelve Angry Jurors. Based on the 1957 film and teleplay, 12 Angry Men, the script tells the story of 12 jurors locked in a deliberation room, arguing the fate of a 19-year-old boy. Thirteen of Sevastopol’s […]

  • Pruning Backyard Fruit Trees

    Pruning is one of the most critical management practices when growing a fruit tree. March and April are the best months to prune fruit trees in Wisconsin. At this time, the tree hasn’t come out of dormancy, but it isn’t cold enough that you will get frostbite while out pruning. Pruning at this time will […]

  • Student Cast, Director of ‘columbinus’ Reflect on School Shootings

    by Robert Boles It helped me understand what the students went through and what they felt and experienced that day. – Dylan Thornton, cast member of the 2014 production of columbinus at Third Avenue Playhouse In the spring of 2014, 11 Door County high school students participated in a production of columbinus at Third Avenue […]

  • League of Women Voters Urges April 3 Participation

    The League of Women Voters would like to remind citizens 18 and older that it is wise to be ready to vote in the April 3 general election. You can check your voter registration status at the MY Vote website, Click on “My Voter Information” and enter your name and birthdate. A new page […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Sad Day for Local Government

    I am writing to share the thoughts I sent to the following City of Sturgeon Bay officials:  Dear Mayor Birmingham, Fire Chief Dietman, Police Chief Porter, City Attorney Nesbitt, Community Development Director Olejniczak, City Engineer Shefchik, City Administrator VanLieshout, and Alderpersons Ms. Catarozoli, Mr. Vandertie, Mr. Ward, Mr. Wiesner, Ms. Allmann, Mr. Fett, and Ms. […]

  • Registration Opens for Fall Challenge Bike Ride

    Cyclists can now register for the Peninsula Century Fall Challenge. Riders can save $15 off on-site registration by signing up by June 1 for the Sept. 15, 2018 ride in Sister Bay. Riders also get $10 off the June’s Spring Classic ride in Baileys Harbor when they sign up by March 31. The fall challenge […]

  • “Begging His Graces” Nominated by WAMI for Album of the Year

    The Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) announced the nominees for its 38th annual Awards Show and Begging His Graces: The Songs and Sins of pat mAcdonald by the artists of the Steel Bridge Songfest has been nominated for Album of the Year. The albums, produced by Joe Kaftan, were four years in the making. A […]

  • Letter to the Editor: See the Exhibit, Read the Book!

    If you have not already seen the exhibit of paintings by DarRen Morris at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in north Ephraim, I urge you to do so before it closes March 25. Morris is an untrained (“naïve” or “outsider”) artist who was sentenced to life without parole in 1994 when he was 17. Having shown […]

  • CCR Panel Addresses Hypothetical Case

    Door County’s Coordinated Community Response (CCR) team is a multidisciplinary group of professionals and citizens who are committed to communicating with each other and coordinating a response to domestic violence and sexual assault that offers victims safety and holds offenders accountable for their behavior.   CCR members met Feb. 27 to learn from those at […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Small-Government Solution to Global Warming

    It’s always great to hear about communities and states working to fight climate change and promote clean energy, but the worldwide scientific community has made it clear that local/state/regional efforts will be far too little far too late to prevent “catastrophic” climate change (National Academy of Sciences/IPCC). We’ll need national legislation with a global impact […]

  • Baileys Harbor Artist Juried into “Wisconsin Artists Biennial”

    A work titled “HMS Creed 1924” by Baileys Harbor artist John Whitney is one of 53 works included in the current 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial. The piece was chosen from 1,066 works submitted by 386 artists for the exhibit. The Biennial, organized by the Wisconsin Visual Artists, is at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in […]

  • Native Planting in the County

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association’s free program for March 13, 7 pm is “Native Plant Restoration, Learning from the Natural Areas of Door County” with Terrie Cooper. Held at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay, the program will have attendees thinking about spring. During the program Cooper will share her take on how […]

  • Coalition Lobbies for GLRI

    by Public News Service A coalition representing business, industry and environmental organizations met with members of Congress this week to rally support for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The Trump Administration wants to cut funds to the Initiative by 90 percent. Chris Danou, government relations director for the Madison-based Gathering Waters, speaks to the […]

  • By the Numbers: Women and Work

    Since 1987 the United States has recognized March as Women’s History Month. In honor of that, we look at some numbers related to American women and the workforce. 12.7 The percentage of U.S. civil engineers who are women, up from 1.3 percent in 1970. 14.8 The percentage of police officers who are women, up from […]

  • Waterfowl Hearings Scheduled

    Public hearings regarding Wisconsin’s proposed 2018 waterfowl season structure will be held March 12-15. After public comments have been collected, final season structure will be set by the Natural Resources Board at its Apr. 11 meeting in Madison. “The 2018 waterfowl seasons will be based on the 2017 continental waterfowl population estimates which were at […]

  • Contemporary Collage Workshop at Woodwalk

    Woodwalk Gallery welcomes mixed-media collage artist Laura Lein-Svencner to the gallery in June for a contemporary collage art workshop. Lein-Svencner brings an innovative skillset with a hands-on approach. Her fun and creative four-day workshop includes a light breakfast for those coming from afar and lunch for anyone attending. The workshop will be held June 19-22, […]

  • The Bestseller List: March 9, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah An American Marriage, by Tayari Jones The Power, by Naomi Alderman A Gentleman in Moscow, by Amor Towles Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng HARDCOVER NONFICTION Educated: A Memoir, by Tara Westover Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, by Neil deGrasse Tyson What Are We Doing Here?: […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: March 9 – 16

    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 6, 1874 Capt. Kirtland of Egg Harbor, he who used to sail steamboats for our benefit and his own, while he daily sang “Hit […]

  • Make Your Mark on Mosaic Project

    The Hardy Gallery is launching a call for artists for the Community Mosaic Project; people from all creative backgrounds and all ages are encouraged to participate. The Community Mosaic Project was first launched in 2008 in partnership with the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay as a way to bring together the community and create a […]

  • 17 Workshops Offered in Exposure to Creativity Program

    For one day during the school year students step away from their curriculum and spend six hours exercising their right brain in unique ways. Through the efforts of Gibraltar High School and Friends of Gibraltar (FOG) Program in partnership with The Francis Hardy Center for the Arts, Inc. (The Hardy Gallery), students are divided into […]

  • Len Villano’s Pic of the Week: Snow Storm

    On Tuesday into Wednesday we had my favorite kind of snowstorm, when the snow sticks to branches and covers everything in a blanket of white. I chose this image as the pic of the week because I liked how the center tree’s branches appear like two outstretched arms wrapping around the forest. And how, even […]

  • Governor’s Conference on Tourism Next Week

    The annual Wisconsin Governor’s Conference on Tourism (WIGCOT) will take place next week in Appleton. The event – from March 11 to 13 – will feature renowned speakers and breakout sessions geared to bolster the capability of local tourism promotion organizations. Brian Kelsey, managing director at Peninsula Players Theatre, also serves as the vice chair […]

  • Southern Door Dominates All-conference Basketball Honors

    Southern Door’s girls and boys basketball teams dominated conference play all year, so it’s fitting that they dominate the postseason honor rolls as well. The Packerland Conference released its all-conference teams March 2, and the Eagles placed two players on the girls first team and three on the boys side. Sara Dax of Kewaunee was […]

  • Municipal Meetings: March 9 – 16

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Parking & Traffic Committee meets at 6 pm March 12. The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm March 13. County of Door:  The Highway Committee meets at 10 am March 12. The Emergency Services Committee meets at noon March 12. The Board of Health meets at […]

  • Pet Talk: Dogs and the ‘Green-Eyed Monster’

    Do dogs really get jealous? Anyone who owns a dog will tell you it’s true, especially households with more than one canine. You can’t seem to pet one dog without another trying to force his way in for a pat. What about when your significant other gives you a hug? Is Fido there trying to […]

  • Featured Pet: Dickens

    This week readers are invited to meet Dickens, a 1½-year-old sweet retriever/lab. He weighs 37 lbs. and came in Feb. 13 as a stray. His physical condition implied he was neglected and didn’t have much human contact at all. Dickens was pretty skittish when he first came in but he’s gradually gaining confidence. He really […]

  • Manners Matter: Shopping Local

    Dear Mary Pat, I have my own salon and have been in the industry for more than 25 years. Recently, I experienced something that I still can’t believe. I gave some free (not free to me) product samples to a customer and stressed that using the right products for her hair can make a real […]

  • Friends of Peninsula State Park Launch Nature Center Campaign

    The Friends of Peninsula State Park announce the launch of a campaign to raise funds for expansion of the Nature Center at Peninsula State Park. “The Nature Center has served as the site of many wonderful educational programs and activities for more than 50 years, but it has not been updated since it was first […]

  • Cheers!: A Dynomite Impy Stout and the Return of a Pre-Pro Lager

    As soon as I took a whiff of this beer I was immediately transported back to my 10-year-old self hovering over a bowl of Neapolitan ice cream. Yes, I was certain Neapolitan Dynamite smelled like a bowl of vanilla-chocolate-strawberry ice cream, so much so that I wish I had a pint of the stuff. Instead […]

  • UUF Spotlights Incarceration, Redemption in New Art Exhibit

    Childhood trauma, mental illness, racial divides and prison reform are given a visual and textual spotlight in the powerful and disturbing, yet hopeful artworks now on display in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s current exhibit, DarRen Morris: Art and Redemption. Presented in collaboration between the UU Racial Justice Action Team and Write On, Door County, the […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Uncommon Sense

    For all their talk of common sense, I don’t see much coming out of the gun control camp. It’s almost as if the persons calling for gun control have never owned or used a gun. And they’ve certainly never considered that a gun owner could feel deeply for the children and families of tragedy and […]

  • Crossroads Preps for Spring with Native Plant Lecture

    Crossroads at Big Creek is looking forward to spring – the first killdeer, the sucker run, the enthusiastic songs of spring peepers. Spring also brings buckthorn and Asian honeysuckle plants almost a month before native plants. The Door County Master Gardeners, who deal with invasives on their own properties and in their capacities as volunteers, […]

  • Coalition Urges Congress to Include Great Lakes Priorities in New Farm Bill

    A coalition of Great Lakes states, agriculture, water utility and conservation leaders released a joint statement to Congress highlighting program priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill to protect the region’s soil, drinking water and wildlife while promoting a strong farm economy. The statement calls on Congress to increase funding and implement policy reforms to improve […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Drop the Nonpartisan Label

    A spokesperson for the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin submitted an opinion piece in the Feb. 16-23 issue of the Pulse. Which is fine. But it was followed by the stock editor’s note that the LWV of Wis. is “a nonpartisan organization that advocates for informed and active participation in government.” This may have […]

  • Katie Dahl, Emily White, and Hope Dunbar Present an Evening of Songs at Lost Moth Gallery

    Emily White and Hope Dunbar will join Door County’s own Katie Dahl for an intimate evening of songs presented in the round at Lost Moth Gallery in Egg Harbor on March 12, 7 pm. Dahl, Dunbar and White are all Midwestern singer-songwriters with national tour histories, loyal fan bases, and multiple accolades to their collective […]

  • Trivia: How long did the awards ceremony last at the first Academy Awards banquet in 1929?

    Question:  How long did the awards ceremony last at the first Academy Awards banquet in 1929? Answer:  15 minutes. It is the only Academy Awards ceremony not to be broadcast either on radio or television.

  • Kewaunee Partners With Prevea for Skin Cancer Awareness

    It’s estimated that skin cancer strikes one in five people in their lifetime, and the Kewaunee County Public Health Department is partnering with Prevea to increase awareness in the community. The public is invited to a free examination for skin cancer on Saturday, April 7, at the Prevea Luxemburg Health Center, 101 School Creek Trail, […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Clarification of Campground in Jacksonport

    It has been brought to my attention that there are some exaggerations and misconceptions within the appeals of the proposed Lauritzen campground in the town of Jacksonport. As I read the appeal letters, it is obvious some people have been misinformed and do not truly understand the project. The Lauritzen campground will be a family […]

  • Southern Door Grad Chosen as University Innovation Fellow

    Southern Door High School graduate Michaela Thiry has been identified as a change agent for her current school, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Last week it was announced that she and three other MSOE students were chosen to join 254 students from 69 schools around the world to take part in University Innovation Fellows […]

  • Server of the Week: Trudee Meverden

    This is Trudee She is very sweet A person you would like to meet!   She’s worked at Dorchester since 1988 So let’s give her credit I think that’s great! – submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Reps in the News: Kitchens Applauds JEM Grant for Door County Maritime Museum

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens released the following statement after the Wisconsin Department of Tourism awarded a JEM (Joint Effort Marketing) grant to the Door County Maritime Museum:  “I am thrilled to hear that the Door County Maritime Museum has received a JEM grant from the state. The Maritime Museum is an attraction that is […]

  • Gibraltar Town Board Candidate Questionnaire

    Three candidates are running for two seats on the Gibraltar Town Board April 3. The Pulse asked Brian Hackbarth, Bill Johnson and Barb McKesson questions about what’s been happening in the town, including the upcoming highway project, economic climate and local politics. We listed just a few of the questions here, but all of the […]

  • The Right Now Perform as Part of the Celebrate Community Winter Concert Series on March 9

    The Right Now will perform March 9 at Door County Fire Co. in Sturgeon Bay as part of the Celebrate Community Winter Concert Series. The Right Now’s pop-meets-soul sound is more than a vehicle for Stefanie Berecz’s captivating voice. The celebration of thoughtful, catchy songwriting and intricate arrangements evokes a subtle sophistication in the tradition […]

  • Alex Renard Announces Candidacy for 1st Senate District

    A second Republican candidate has announced his interest in the 1st District Senate seat vacated in December by Frank Lasee. Alex Renard, operations manager at Renco Machine Company, Inc. in Green Bay, announced his campaign on March 6. He joins De Pere Assemblyman Andre Jacques, who announced his candidacy in early January. No Democrats have […]

  • State News: Gerrymandering, Background Checks, Hemp

    New Districts in 2018 Unlikely When the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Wisconsin’s landmark redistricting lawsuit last October, some legal observers thought they heard signals that justices would strike down the state’s legislative map as unconstitutional. But five months later, experts say that whatever the court decides in the case known as Gill v. […]

  • 40-Inch Gong at Studio 330 Concert

    Door County-based musician Hans Christian is offering a gong concert at Studio 330 in Sturgeon Bay on March 21, 7 pm, as part of a Midwest tour of healing arts centers and yoga studios. Titled “Sonic Immersion,” the concert will be performed on six Chinese gongs and two Tibetan bowls. Christian calls this type of […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Our Kids Deserve More

    The coverage on the latest school massacre in Florida makes me feel compelled to comment. With our kids being older and out of high school, we never expected to experience the pain the parents must feel who lost their children. This is an incomprehensible act. When they confronted their duly elected representatives to action to […]

  • Little Vikings to Perform Halftime Show for Wisconsin Herd

    Gibraltar’s Little Vikings will look to dazzle the crowd at Menominee Nation Arena in Oshkosh on March 10. The Gibraltar youth basketball program is set to showcase their skills during halftime of the NBA G League contest between the Wisconsin Herd and Westchester Knicks. “I am excited just to see how the kids do and […]

  • ‘Jumping Worms’ at Crossroads

    The Door County Master Gardener Association announces a free continuing education program featuring presenter Bernie Williams, a Plant Pest and Disease Specialist in Forest Health with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Williams will present “Jumping Worms” March 20, 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Williams has been with the DNR […]

  • Commentary: A Former Teacher’s Opinion on School Shootings

    By Ron Lang Yes, this is one person’s opinion, but my hope is that there will be many opinions as part of a national discussion on mass shootings. Schools, all schools, public or private, should be safe places for our children to learn. “Safe islands,” if you will, in an all-too-often violent society. Take this […]

  • Obituary: John W. Weber

    John W. Weber, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home, Monday afternoon, March 5, 2018 with his family at his side. He was born Nov. 25, 1941 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Walter and Caroline (Schallie) Weber. John graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1959 and then attended classes at NWTC. […]

  • Obituary: Armand Herbert Tipler

    Armand Herbert Tipler, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, died surrounded by his family at his home on March 5, 2018.  He was born Sept. 5, 1941, in Sturgeon Bay to Edward and Mabel (Scott) Tipler.  On Nov. 7, 1959, he married the love of his life, Betty Jean Eckert at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church. Armand […]

  • Obituary: Robert James Buschmann

    Robert James Buschmann, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, died in Green Bay on March 5, 2018.  He was born Jan. 7, 1926 in Sturgeon Bay to Carl and Mabel (Londo) Buschmann. Robert graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and lived in Sturgeon Bay all of his life. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps and served […]

  • Obituary: Frank J. Heidler III

    Frank J. Heidler III of Sister Bay, WI and Oak Brook, IL passed away peacefully at his home March 4, 2018 surrounded by his family. Frank was a lifetime lumberman and third generation owner of Heidler Hardwood Lumber Company. He was born in Austin, IL on August 20, 1928 to Frank J. Heidler Jr. and […]

  • Obituary: Justin Wyatt Sager

    Justin Wyatt Sager, 36, of Germantown Hills, Ill., died Friday afternoon, March 2, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wis. He was born April 13, 1981 in Rushville, the son of Wyatt and Sarita Webb Sager. Justin graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1999 and from Monmouth College in 2004. On April 16, […]

  • Obituary: Gerald Milton Hunt

    Gerald Milton Hunt, 71, of Brussels, died Feb. 28, 2018 at Anna’s Health Care in Sturgeon Bay. He was born Dec. 29, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay to Robert and Lois (Petersilka) Hunt. Gerald worked as a foreman for many years in the glass manufacturing business in Massachusetts. Most recently Gerry worked at Northland Steel Co. […]

  • Door County Medical Center Births: Feb. 27-March 1, 2018

    Gregg and Bobbie Jo Pieschek, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born Feb. 27, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Sally and Robert Krause, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Sue and Glen Pieschek, Sturgeon Bay. Matt and Sadie Ash, Surgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born Feb. 28, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Mary […]

  • StageKids Presents Shortened Shakespeare

    If you love the 17th century poet, playwright and actor hailed as “not of an age, but for all time,” you will love the play a group of Door County students are bringing to the stage at Third Avenue Playhouse this weekend. And if you are not a fan of The Bard’s elaborate metaphors and […]

  • Newest K-9 of Door County Sheriff’s Department Held Demo March 2

    Door County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Tassoul and his three-year-old canine partner Odinn put on a demonstration for the public in the conference room of Glas in Sturgeon Bay on March 2.

  • Sturgeon Bay Workgroup Offers Support to Honduran Medical Clinic

    A Sturgeon Bay workgroup, combined with the efforts of the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay and the Board of World Mission of the Moravian Church, is supporting a rural clinic in Honduras. The workgroup has the collective goals of medical support for the clinic, construction support for the compound and assisting the infant feeding program. […]

  • Girl Scout Cookies Still for Sale in Sister Bay

    Girl Scout Troops 4356 and 4369 from Gibraltar Elementary School will hold two Girl Scout cookie booths for people to buy more Girl Scout cookies. The troops will sell March 10, 10 am – 2 pm at Shopko in Sister Bay and March 17, 10 am – 2 pm at Piggly Wiggly in Sister Bay. […]

  • Doulagivers of Door County Present End-of-Life Topics at Next Meeting

    Doulagivers of Door County will present their next monthly meeting March 13, 6-7:30 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library. The group will discuss how to handle family disagreements about end-of-life issues. Since this is a newly evolving specialty, all present will be invited to share and listen to new concepts to support the dying and […]

  • St. Luke’s Church Holds Weekly Communication Lecture

    The Rev. Barb Sajna, of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, is offering an opportunity for the community to come together to explore how to talk about challenging subjects that often divide us. The course is a Teaching Company course and is taught by a professor at York University. Each segment consists of a lecture followed by […]

  • Door-Kewaunee County Retired Educators’ Association Hosts Wisconsin Retirement System Seminar

    The Door-Kewaunee County Retired Educators’ Association (DKREA) will host a free seminar for participants of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) March 14, 6-7:30 pm, in the Southern Door High School Auditorium. The focus will be on the Wisconsin Retirement System benefits and options. The seminar is geared toward all WRS participants who are planning to […]

  • Regan Norton, Benjamin Kielar Selected as Southern Door’s Badger State Delegates

    Southern Door High School announces its Badger State delegates for 2018. The nominees participate in a weeklong program that teaches the principles of democracy in a representative government. The delegates are sponsored by the Forestville American Legion Auxiliary Post 372 and the Forestville American Legion Post 372. Regan Norton has been selected to represent Southern […]

  • Baileys Harbor Looking for Community Garden Volunteers

    Ever since the town of Baileys Harbor acquired the Toft House and after the inspiring Community Design workshops a few years ago, the Toft House property seems the ideal spot for a community garden project. Last summer a small group tried a modest straw bale garden at the Toft House. To expand on this garden […]

  • Prevea Introduces ‘Ideal Weigh’ Program with March 12 & 20 Workshops

    Prevea Health offers the Ideal Weigh program at the Prevea Door County Health Center. Ideal Weigh is a medically supervised weight loss program that includes a diet low in carbohydrates and rich in healthy proteins. The Ideal Weigh program:  uses Ideal Protein products, includes weekly weight checks, blood pressure, BMI and body measurement analysis, and offers […]

  • Money Management Counselors Offers One-on-One Counseling to Women, Girls

    Thanks  to a grant from the Women’s Fund of Door County for the 2017-2018 cycle, Money Management Counselors will provide specialized one-on-one financial counseling and educational presentations for women and girls of all ages and income levels. In addition, the grant will help to continue the “Women and Money” e-newsletter and the “Women and Money” […]

  • Southern Door School Holds 4K, 5K Registration March 14 & 15

    The Southern Door County School District will hold registration for 4K and new 5K students March 14 and 15. Any child that will turn four on or before Sept. 1, 2018, is eligible for 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) and anyone who will turn five on or before Sept. 1, 2018, is eligible for all-day 5-year-old kindergarten […]

  • Prince of Peace Hosts Easter Market March 17

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay is hosting an Easter Market March 17,  9 am to noon. Local vendors will have eggs, hams, chickens, garlic, potatoes, onions, fresh greens, canned goods, baked goods and honey for the Easter feast. Other artisans will offer gift items such as sewn, knitted and crocheted goods, beeswax […]

  • Screenings and Discussions to Highlight Early Childhood Issues

    A pair of screenings and discussions of the film The Raising of America will be held in Door County. The film looks beyond parenting to explore how social conditions, public policies and inequities impact our youngest children. Screenings will be held March 20, 5-7:30 pm at the Door County Government Center – Peninsula Room, 421 […]

  • ‘Healing Grief’ Writers Workshop to Incorporate Sacred Sound Meditation

    The “Heart to Pen, Healing Grief” Writers’ Sacred Sound Meditation Workshop is scheduled for March 23, 6:30-8 pm at Door County Healing Center in Sturgeon Bay. In this workshop, attendees will discover how conscious movement and the sacred sounds of the gong help to free deep body memory of grief. Using the breath, guided imagery […]

  • Pulse Price Report: March 7, 2018

      Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price (per bushel) Basis Last Year Corn $3.43 -0.46 $3.26 Soybeans $9.83 -0.86 $9.52 Wheat $4.22 -0.84 $3.63 Oats $2.99 -0.34 N/A   United Cooperative – Denmark Corn $3.43/bushel -0.46 New-Crop Corn $3.58/bushel -0.48 Wheat $4.29/bushel -0.77   Basis:  The difference between the local cash price for […]

  • Ephraim Business Council Held Networking Night March 1

    The Ephraim Business Council held its first “A Night in Ephraim” event where members spent the evening networking and visiting local businesses. The event was a progression of stops at local spots:  Vintique Resale, Edgewater Resort, Ephraim Moravian Church and Hillside Inn. At each stop, the hosts were able to showcase the interesting and unique […]

  • Industrial Hemp Licensing Applications Now Available

    Industrial hemp licensing applications are now available for Wisconsin’s research pilot program, and the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will begin accepting applications immediately. The deadline to apply for the 2018 growing season is May 1. People who want to grow or process industrial hemp in Wisconsin will need to apply for a […]

  • Peninsula Building Systems Receives Building Award for Door County Brewing Project

    Peninsula Building Systems (PBS) received the Retail Building of the Year award from Chief Buildings for the Door County Brewing Company project. Chief is a nationwide manufacturer of steel-framed building systems. Entries in the retail category were submitted from builders throughout the U.S. PBS President Dale Reiser accepted the award while attending the annual awards […]

  • Door County Medical Center President Earns Rural Hospital Honor

    Gerald Worrick, president and CEO of Door County Medical Center, has been named one of the top 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know 2018 by Becker’s Healthcare. The CEOs featured on this list have overcome significant challenges operating rural community and critical access hospitals to lead sustainable and thriving organizations. Many CEOs have served their […]

  • Jacksonport Town Board Reaffirms Belief in Campground

    After hearing arguments for and against a proposed RV campground at a March 5 public hearing, the Jacksonport Town Board reaffirmed its support for the conditional use permit that will allow the Lauritzen family to open a 130-site campground at Highway 57 and Bagnall Road. The town board hearing was required before the issue goes […]