Peninsula Pulse – May 4-May 11, 2018

In this issue

  • By the Numbers: National Nurses Week

    15 The projected percent change in registered nursing employment from 2016 to 2026. The average growth rate for all occupations is 7 percent. 1954 The year the 100th anniversary of nurse Florence Nightingale’s famous mission to the Crimea in 1854 was recognized with a National Nurse Week that was observed Oct. 11-16. A bill to […]

  • Server of the Week: Dawn

    Aurora Health Care is where this gal will be. She’s got a friendly face and loads of “TLC.”   Her name is Dawn, She’s one of the best. When it comes to reception, She’s ahead of the rest.   – Submitted by Dorothy Lindsey

  • Doulagivers Discuss Home Funerals May 8

    Doulagivers of Door County will hold their next meeting May 8, 6-7:30 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Each month the group holds a short educational presentation, followed by open discussion. At this meeting, the discussion focuses on home wakes and home funerals. Since this is a newly evolving specialty, all present will be invited […]

  • Scottie Rally Holds 18th Annual Parade May 19

    On May 19, the Door County Scottie Rally holds their 18th celebration and “Parade of Scots” in Baileys Harbor. The parade is led by the Clan  Donald Bagpipe and Drum Corps from 11:15 am to noon. They travel east on County F/EE, down Park Street to Highway 57 and return on County F/EE, arriving at […]

  • DCMM Explores the Lake Floor in their New Interactive Exhibit

    The Door County Maritime Museum is sailing into summer with the unveiling of its Shipwrecks of Door County interactive exhibit. With help from a $39,550 Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism, the museum welcomes visitors to explore the role shipwrecks play in Wisconsin’s maritime history. The Shipwrecks of Door County […]

  • Weather Wizard: Finding A Boat After A Blizzard

    “Sure, you can use the boat, but we are going to have to find it first,” my friend Jared said with a slick grin days leading up to the Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament. “Come again?” I replied, thinking perhaps he was joking and maybe forgot where he left the boat in the fall. Jared […]

  • Obituary: Eileen J. Robertson

    Eileen (Liebe) Robertson, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility on April 24, 2018. She was born on June 6, 1929, in Sturgeon Bay to Ernest and Helen Liebe. On March 29, 1952, she married James Robertson in Sturgeon Bay and had four children, Kurt, Cheryl, Kris, […]

  • BEGIN Visits Popelka Gallery for Next Show

    BEGIN is a creative music series organized by William Bradley and Jon Mueller. The series features nationally and internationally known artists working in improvised and other creative approaches to sound and instrumentation. On June 2, drummer and percussionist Tyler Damon will perform as part of the series at 7 pm at Popelka Trenchard Glass Gallery […]

  • Water’s Edge Artists Celebrate “Art of Water”

    The Water’s Edge Artists (WEA) will participate in the Second Annual “Art of Water” event in Algoma, May 4-5. The artists will celebrate “the beauty and necessity of water” by setting up their easels outdoors and painting “plein air” around town as well as at Crescent Beach on Lake Michigan from 9 a.m. to dusk. […]

  • Sue and Joe Jarosh Named Maifest Parade Marshals

    Sue and Joe Jarosh were named the Maifest parade marshals by the Jacksonport Advancement Association. The Jaroshes have spent much of their lives in Jacksonport. Sue and Joe ran Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts for more than 30 years and they also helped create the Jacksonport Area Business Association (JABA), Jacksonport brochure and town logo. They […]

  • Crossroads Celebrates Earth Day in May

    In May Crossroads at Big Creek offers a number of Earth Day events starting with a few hikes and educational presentations this week. On May 7 at 7 pm, a Crossroads naturalist will lead “Evening at Big Creek,” an evening ramble in the Big Creek preserve. Hikers listen for sounds of spring and visit the […]

  • Trivia: On April 27, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the name of their third child, Louis Arthur Charles. What is the popularity ranking in England of the name Louis?

    Question:  On April 27, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced the name of their third child, Louis Arthur Charles. What is the popularity ranking in England of the name Louis? Answer:  71st most popular name for a boy in England, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • Peninsula State Park Looks for Shorebirds During this Naturalist-led Walk

    Look for palm, yellow-rumped, and other warblers as well as shorebirds on May 8 during an hour-long, naturalist-led walk at Peninsula State Park. Limited binoculars are available for loan or bring your own. These walks are easy and less than half-a-mile. The programs are weather dependent. Participants meet at Weborg Shelter at 8am. This program […]

  • Invisible Wounds of War: Scott Winkler Explores Trauma, Relationships in New Novel

    The traumas of war, expectations of family, and the consequences of long-held secrets are explored in energetic, poetic prose in Casco author Scott Winkler’s debut novel, The Meadow. Set in the late 1960s, this work of historical fiction follows a young man, Walt Neumann, as he navigates the conflict between his personal dreams and his […]

  • Obituary: Helen Juanita Rasmussen

    Helen Juanita Rasmussen, 93, of the Town of Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Friday, March 23, 2018. She was born July 13, 1924 in Coldwater, KS, the daughter of Ernest and Anna Hannah (Hucklebridge) Carthrae. Helen graduated from Wilmar High School in 1942 and went on to study at Central Bible Institute […]

  • Manners Matter: Shoe Etiquette

    Dear Mary Pat, My husband and I just built a brand new house and we’ve gotten into the habit of taking our shoes off when we get home. We want to preserve our floors and it’s also better not to track dirt, dust and who knows what else from outside. When we have guests over, […]

  • The Bestseller List: May 4, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION Circe, by Madeline Miller The Overstory, by Richard Powers The Fallen, by David Baldacci Little Fires Everywhere, by Celeste Ng The Female Persuasion, by Meg Wolitzer HARDCOVER NONFICTION A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, by James B. Comey Fascism: A Warning, by Madeleine Albright Russian Roulette, by Michael Isikoff, David Corn Natural […]

  • Door-Tran Honors Volunteer Drivers

    Door-Tran held its Annual Meeting April 24 and honored four volunteer drivers for more than five years of service:  Janet Jandrin, John Skogsbakken, Bruce Smith and Lori Vandertie. The following people were also recognized:  Mike Skippon, Volunteer of the Year; Christine Andersen, Board Member of the Year; and Door County Medical Center, Partner of the […]

  • Range Lights Featured in Children’s Lighthouse Series

    For 31 years, Sue and Joe Jarosh successfully ran Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts in Jacksonport. When Sue retired as a shop owner, she had more time for writing and volunteering. Sue became a tour guide at Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum in Peninsula State Park in 2016, and her subsequent first novel was Door County’s Eagle […]

  • Framed: Steve “Barney” Willems Takes a Swim

    April 28 was “another beautiful day” for the Barney Fun Run, a 3.89-mile run/1.84-mile walk through Sister Bay. Steve Willems, better known as Barney, has been running the same route in Sister Bay for 41 years. Participants ran Barney’s route and were invited to jump in the lake at the finish. Barney, pictured here, and […]

  • Remembering the Peninsula Arts Association

    As Door County’s arts and cultural organizations open shop for the 2018 season, they will do so in the shadow of the first full year since the 80-year-old Peninsula Arts Association (PAA) folded. From 1937 until 2017, the nonprofit PAA provided financial support to launch the careers of many artists on the peninsula and gave […]

  • Rotary Club Holds 25th Annual Shipyard Tours May 5

    On May 5, the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay presents the 25th Annual Sturgeon Bay Shipyard Tours. For one day each year, Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding and CenterPointe Yacht Services open their doors to the public for tours of the shipbuilding industry. Busses shuttle guests between the three primary locations:  Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, CenterPointe Yacht Services […]

  • Egg Harbor Fun Park Gets New Zipline

    Egg Harbor Fun Park announces the purchase of a new zipline that is perfect for beginners, families or groups looking to get an experience that is thrilling but not as sky-high as the zipline located at the Team Leadership Center in Sturgeon Bay. Daily zipline tours are available on Memorial Day for $30 and Glow […]

  • New “Tide” Collection from Andrea Naylor

    Seeking her inspiration from the natural beauty of the coast and her recent journey into motherhood, Andrea Naylor’s new collection titled Tide is a mixture of acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Living full time on the shores of Door County, Naylor’s creative process originates from her love of being outdoors. Naylor said, “I am […]

  • Democratic Candidate for Governor at Thomas Paine Dinner May 10

    The Democratic Party of Door County will hold their annual Thomas Paine Dinner and Fundraiser May 10, 5-7:30 pm at Door County Fire Company in Sturgeon Bay. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mahlon Mitchell will be the keynote speaker. He will be joined by candidate for Door County Sheriff, Tammy Sternard. Mitchell is a firefighter and current […]

  • Heritage Farm Starts Three-part Series “Our Dairy Past” on May 19

    Heritage Farm will hold the first of a three-part series, “Our Dairy Past,” on May 19 to reunite farmers in Northeastern Wisconsin with their past memberships in local coops, dairies and cheese plants. The first in the series will cover the Lake to Lake Dairy Cooperative and showcase the “Lake to Lake Girl” that was […]

  • Herb Kohl Foundation Honors Students, Teachers in Denmark

    A luncheon and awards program sponsored by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation to honor the achievements of northeast and east central Wisconsin students, teachers, and principals was held April 28 at Denmark High School. The luncheon recognized the accomplishments of the area’s outstanding students, educators, and administrators. Included in the list of honorees were Excellence […]

  • CPR, AED Classes in Sister Bay May 19

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer a class May 19, 9 am to 1 pm, to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a […]

  • Door County Yoga Holds Intro Classes to Thai Yoga Massage

    Door County Yoga will hold introductory classes to Thai yoga massage on the first Friday of each month at 6 pm, beginning May 4. Thai massage is a floor-based clothed massage that uses stretching, compression and acupressure to create harmony in the body. This is a great way to connect with a spouse or friend. […]

  • High School Artists Recognized at Miller Art Museum

    The Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay held a public reception to celebrate the 44th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art and reveal award winners. It was a full house, as parents, students, teachers, relatives, and community members were present to celebrate the accomplished young artists of the area. The art teachers – […]

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery Kicks Off 2018 Season

    Fine Line Designs Gallery opens its doors for the 2018 season, May 4 at 10 am. In addition to new works by tenured Fine Line artists, the gallery welcomes several new faces to the gallery. These include oil painters John McGee from Madison and Sandra Quintus from Clear Lake, Iowa; Michigan mixed-media artist Stephen Palmer; […]

  • United Way Launches Live Well Initiative

    United Way of Door County will revive an old health and wellness initiative in Door County by asking residents, organizations and agencies to join a new initiative:  Live Well Door County. Be part of a movement to improve the overall health equity and well-being of Door County residents in mind, body and spirit. The United […]

  • Makers Space Welcomes McKay & Leigh

    Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay will offer modern-day country music with sophisticated songwriting at Door County Makers Space on May 6 at 3 pm. This singer/songwriter duo – McKay & Leigh – is one of the newest and greatest acts currently touring this country. McKay & Leigh craft story songs with equal measures heart and […]

  • Featured Pet: Tabby

    This is Tabby, a six-month-old domestic shorthair looking for a barn, stable, outbuilding or shed to patrol. She gets extremely stressed when confined indoors with people, so she’s gone into the Wisconsin Humane Society – Door County Campus Barn Cat program. Tabby will keep mice and other rodents away from your property in return for […]

  • Edgewood Orchard Opens Season with Celebrate Water Show

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries kicks off its 50th season with a group show celebrating the beauty of water. This exhibit will raise awareness and funds for a new initiative called Celebrate Water Door County. An opening day “Cinco de Mayo” celebration takes place May 5, 10 am to 5 pm. Chips, salsa, guacamole and cold cervezas […]

  • The Clearing Starts Docent-led Hikes May 5

    The Clearing Folk School offers free, docent-led hikes that cover the 128-acre property. These interpretive hiking tours visit the historic buildings and campus led by volunteer docents. The two-hour hikes begin at 1 pm on Saturdays and Sundays starting May 5, and run through the end of October. Hikers meet at the Jens Jensen Visitor […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Students Win Bordui Scholarships

    Alison Bridenhagen, Liam Herbst, Nathan LeRoy and Jack Richard, all seniors at Sturgeon Bay High School, were named winners of the 2018 Bordui Foundation scholarship competition. Richard will be awarded $20,000 to support his attendance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Herbst will be awarded $5,000 toward his attendance at Iowa State University. Bridenhagen and LeRoy […]

  • “Stella and Lou” Opening Night Benefits Neighbor to Neighbor

    Stella and Lou opens May 10 at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay. All lobby donations received on opening night will go to Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County. In Stella and Lou, two kindred spirits at Lou’s South Philadelphia bar seek solace as they navigate changing times and past relationships. It’s […]

  • Northern Sky Announces 2018 Fall Season

    Northern Sky Theater announces ticket sales and casting for the 2018 fall season. The musical comedy Muskie Love will play Aug. 31 to Oct. 20 at Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Premiering in 2004, Muskie Love was the first collaboration by Dave Hudson and Paul Libman, now Northern Sky’s most prolific writing team. Muskie […]

  • Poem: Nature

    Nature donald and david and dillon and dan went out in the woods to wander the land and donald dove down an old ravine over rough red rocks to a burbling stream; and dan loved the light that broke through the branches, its sudden sweetness that always enchants us; and david washed over a white […]

  • Chicago Band Celebrates Peninsula in Recordings

    The atmosphere of a peaceful Rowleys Bay cottage proved a perfect accompaniment for the most recent musical projects of Chicago folk band Magical Beasts. On May 1, they will share that atmosphere with the masses when they release their EP, When Love’s A Stranger, and LP, Peninsula. This is the second EP-LP combination project from […]

  • Cheers!: This Beer May Make You See Jesus

    This stuff looked like a cross between ancient motor oil and liquid fudge when I poured it from the bottle into a snifter – dark, oily and infinitely inviting. I couldn’t wait to dive in. It’s a beer from Evil Twin Brewing and it’s called Aún Más Todo Jesús, which means something like Even More […]

  • Door County Medical Center Birth

    Amy DeLair of Sturgeon Bay is the parent of a daughter born April 23, 2018. Maternal grandparents are Jennifer DeLair and Frank Devillers, Sturgeon Bay, and the late Christopher Spang.

  • Rogue Theater Holding Rummage and Bake Sale Fundraiser

    Rogue Theater seeks donations for their spring Rummage and Bake Sale fundraiser, held May 11, 12 to 5 pm, and May 12, 8 am to 2 pm. People can drop off donations on May 10, 4-8 pm and May 11, 9 am to 5 pm. No appliances, TVs or computers. Rogue Theater is located at […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs: May 4, 2018

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “I do try to avoid you guys.” “He’s crazy in an acceptable way.” “She’s got a heart full of love, and a […]

  • Door County Treasure Hunt Returns Sept. 29

    Discover natural, historical, and cultural wonders in mid-Door County (south of Egg Harbor across to Jacksonort and south to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal) on Sept. 29 during the second Door County Treasure Hunt. Search for treasures with your team using your Door County Treasure Hunt II clue booklet. At the end of the day, […]

  • Perspective: Celebrate Water

    Door County’s unique geography makes our water vulnerable. As a peninsula situated on the Niagara Escarpment, our thin soil layer, combined with the vertical and horizontal fracturing common in our bedrock, makes protecting our water a priority. Healthy water is essential to Door County’s human, environmental and economic health. Honestly, it wasn’t until about four […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Bridge Closures May 7 – 9

    The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) Northeast Region office announces full closures on the Michigan Street Bridge, Maple/Oregon Street Bridge and Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay. Maintenance crews will be washing the bridges, welding cracks, and greasing gears and bearings. The bridges will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians on the following dates and times: […]

  • Community Health Program on Door-Tran May 20

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its community health information programs with an upcoming presentation about Door-Tran on May 20, 4 pm at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay. Kim Gilson, Door-Tran volunteer coordinator, will provide explanations of the various services that are available through public transportation, volunteer programs, voucher programs, and vehicle loans/grants. […]

  • Door County Maritime Museum Recruiting Volunteers

    The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) is recruiting energetic volunteers who are excited to learn about maritime history and share it with museum visitors. Volunteer docents bring the exhibits and history to life through leading tours and telling guests about Door County’s maritime history. These opportunities create long-lasting impressions on museum guests, ensuring each guest […]

  • Gibraltar Vikings Fish Fry May 6

    Join the Gibraltar Vikings baseball team for a whitefish fry fundraiser May 6, 3-6:30 pm at Alexander’s Restaurant in Fish Creek. Dinner includes fish fry, boiled potatoes, onions, coleslaw, rye bread, dessert and drink. Hot dogs will be available for the kids. The cost is $15 adult, $8 children ages 6-11, and free for children […]

  • Obituary: Kristin E. Konrad

    Kristin E. Konrad, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, went to her eternal home to be with her Savior on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Door County Medical Center. She was born August 29, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay. Kristin was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Kristin graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1969 went on to study at Door Kewaunee Teachers College where […]

  • Obituary: Mary Elizabeth Gerstein

    Mary Elizabeth Gerstein, 88, of Verona, WI died on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at UW Hospital in Madison. Mary Elizabeth Gerstein (nee Allen) was a registered nurse who graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing in Madison. She was a discriminating, voracious reader and a writer of fiction and poetry. Her greatest joy was her […]

  • Obituary: Ruthann Dachelet

    Ruthann Dachelet, 56, of Sturgeon Bay, died unexpectedly April 25. A devotion was held May 3 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Joel McKenney, of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Algoma, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated by her family to assist with funeral expenses. A complete obituary will […]

  • Obituary: Lonald Glenn Jorgenson

    Lonald (Lonnie, Wimpy) Glenn Jorgenson, 82, of Washington Island, passed away with family by his side at Scandia Village Good Samaritan on April 27, 2018 . He was born on Washington Island,  November 13, 1935, the eldest son of Leonard and Sylvia Jorgenson. Lonnie was a graduate of Washington Island High School and remained on […]