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Peninsula Pulse – Nov. 4-11, 2016

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  • Rib Fest, Tree Lighting & More Weekend Plans

    Whoever said Door County is slowing down hasn’t seen this weekend’s events calendar! Celebrate veterans with a free performance by the U.S. Air Force Band, loosen your belt for the 8th Annual Rib Fest, or head over to Ellison Bay for the first Christmas tree lighting of the season in Door! Friday, November 11 A […]

  • Clark Lake Meeting Called for Nov. 10

    A special meeting of the supervisors for the towns of Jacksonport and Sevastopol has been called for 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 10, to discuss Clark Lake, at the Sevastopol Town Hall. The notice sent out for the meeting said it is being held to set facts straight and quell rumors. Public comment will be limited […]

  • By the Numbers: Wisconsin’s Political Engagement

    Civic participation is a key ingredient of a well-functioning democracy, and voter turnout is one measure of the public’s trust in government. While there is evidence to suggest a growing lack of political engagement among Americans, Wisconsin ranks very high for political engagement. 2 Wisconsin’s national ranking for political engagement. Only the District of Columbia […]

  • OWI Arrest in Sturgeon Bay

    On Oct. 28 at 4:33 pm, Sturgeon Bay Police were dispatched to the highway on the west side of the city for a report of an intoxicated driver leaving a gas station. Officers located the vehicle pulling into the parking lot of Motel 57 and stopped the driver, a 37-year-old male from Marinette. Based on […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Nov. 4 – 11

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on Nov. 8. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm on Nov. 10. County of Door: The Human Services Board meets at 8:30 am on Nov. 8. A Board of Adjustment meeting scheduled for 6:30 pm on […]

  • Kewaunee County Recommends Early Voting Registration

    Kewaunee County is asking that eligible voters be registered with photo identification in hand, before heading to the polls to cast their ballots on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, as high turnout is expected with the presidential race. Kewaunee County Clerk Jamie Annoye reports that at least seven percent of the eligible voters in Kewaunee […]

  • Cheers!: Czeched Out on Italian PBR and Fatal Contamination

    We interrupt the regularly scheduled beer column for this important announcement: The 5th generation owner of a venerable Pennsylvania brewery recently came out with an endorsement for a presidential candidate when that candidate stopped by for a brewery tour. Dear brewers: Please keep your politics to yourselves. Once you reveal your political bent, whatever it […]

  • What is on Your Ballot?

    Here is what you will find on your ballot when you vote in Door County on Nov. 8: President of the United States – Hillary Clinton (Democrat), Donald Trump (Republican), Darrell Castle (Constitution), Roque De La Fuente (Reform), Gary Johnson (Libertarian), Monica Moorehead (Worker’s World), Jill Stein (Green), and a write in option. U.S. Senate […]

  • Dunn County Considers CAFO Moratorium

    A draft resolution introduced in a Dunn County committee calls for a one-year moratorium on concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, with an option to extend the moratorium for a second year. It comes amidst a proposed expansion of the local Rock Creek dairy to more than 7,000 cows. Dunn County Board Chair Steve Rasmussen […]

  • DNR Plans for Lake Michigan Fish Stocking

    Following announcement of the 2017 stocking plans for Chinook, Coho, steelhead, brown trout and lake trout in the Wisconsin waters of Lake Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources will launch its next phase of stakeholder engagement on management of the fishery at a meeting of the Lake Michigan Fisheries Forum Nov. 7 at UW-Sheboygan. Brad […]

  • Saving Lucy: 18-Month-Old Dog Saved by Door County Humane Society Intervention

      By doing something most people find distasteful, Steven Petry of Sturgeon Bay set in motion a series of events that ended up saving the life of a sweet 18-month-old female dog named Lucy. Petry had just bought a house for his young family and decided it was time to add a dog to the […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Markets Anticipate Drop in Oil Prices

    Oil prices, and thus gas prices, might see another slump down to historic levels if the oil-producing nations of the Middle East can’t come to an agreement on slowing production. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is trying to hash out an agreement to slow production of oil given the low price. If OPEC […]

  • The Climate Corner: It’s Time to Develop Wisconsin’s Clean Power Plan

    By Keith Reopelle Recently, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), the most significant step our country has ever taken to address climate change. The outcome of this legal challenge will have major environmental and public health ramifications for Wisconsin and the nation. A diverse coalition […]

  • Server of the Week: Holly Cole @ Egg Harbor Library

      In pursuit of suggestions for good reads? There is one woman most would advise you to see. Holly is a literary matchmaker extraordinaire A talent and passion she is eager to share. Of the patrons who stop by on literary quests, Holly says they are “the very best of the best.” One thing is […]

  • Daylight Saving Time Nov. 6

    Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend. Don’t forget to fall back an hour on Nov. 6.

  • Clean Wisconsin Challenges High Capacity Well Permits

    Clean Wisconsin, the state’s oldest environmental organization, filed nine legal challenges last week against the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) over the agency’s recent granting of high-capacity well permits, mainly in the Central Sands region. These lawsuits are in response to the DNR’s decision to rely on the opinion of Attorney General Brad Schimel […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: Juncos, Welcome Visitors

      Wherever there’s a promise of something so simple and generally unwanted as weed seeds, there in November you’ll find the juncos. Like little gray ghosts with white bottoms, they have filtered into the state, staying to the brushy roadsides and the shrubby edges of woods. Were it not for their flashy white “taillights,” most […]

  • Group Works on Alternate Resolutions to Sturgeon Bay’s Westside Waterfront Lawsuit

    The Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront held its second annual Fall Social Oct. 27 at the Door County Fire Company. A crowd of 60 turned out to hear updates on the status of the group’s lawsuit against the City of Sturgeon Bay and other efforts to keep the city’s westside waterfront in public […]

  • Featured Pet: Harlo

      Harlo is an adorable little gentleman. He came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) as a surrender in September because his former family had a change in living situation. This little guy only weighs seven pounds and would be the perfect lap dog, just in time for another Door County winter. Harlo has […]

  • Commentary: The Virtuous Circle of Gratitude

      “We believe that we have established a rather easily implemented strategy for improving one’s level of well-being,” write Robert Emmons and Michael McCullough. “Our results provide some important findings that have not been reported in the empirical literature on happiness. There do appear to exist benefits to regularly focusing on one’s blessings.” Using the […]

  • What to do About Forestville Millpond

    You can have a say about the future of the Forestville Millpond at a public meeting to be held at 6 pm on Nov. 9 at the Forestville Town Hall. Twenty years ago the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Dept. released a report on the Forestville Millpond that was prompted by local community complaints […]

  • Walker Ranks 19th in Highest Paid Governors

    Governor Scott Walker Public payroll data from all 50 states indicates that the average U.S. governor earns $137,415 per year in salary, with variances ranging from a low of $70,000 to a high of just less than $200,000 per year. Gov. Walker doesn’t fare too badly when comparing his salary to what other governors earn. […]

  • Sister Bay Tavern League Bowling Scores: Oct. 27, 2016

    High Series: Tyler Adams 716, Brett Anschutz 655, Leif Mickelson 655   High Scores: Tyler Adams 247, Aaron Shepit 247, Brett Anschutz 247   High Team Game: AC Tap 943   High Team Series: Mink River Basin 2,615

  • Professional Sports Standings (Wisconsin): Oct. 31, 2016

      NFL Standings – NFC North (Team, Overall Record, Overall PCT)   Minnesota Vikings, 5-2, .714 Green Bay Packers, 4-3, .571 Detroit Lions, 4-4, .500 Chicago Bears, 2-6, .250   NBA Standings – Eastern Conference-Central Division (Team, Overall Record, Overall PCT)   Cleveland Cavaliers, 3-0, 1.000 Chicago Bulls, 3-0, 1.000 Detroit Pistons, 2-1, .667 Milwaukee […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Sharing My Support for Clinton

      I am thrilled to support Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president; her decades of hard work to help the most vulnerable amongst us are an inspiration. She has made positive differences in people’s lives on a scale inconceivable to most of us. She learned from her mother, an abandoned child who supported herself by working […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Oppose Flawed Legislation that Would Give Away Public Lands

      The City of Sturgeon Bay has informally requested that elected officials enact a state law that would impact Sturgeon Bay’s public waterfront and permit a sale to a private developer. This is based on multiple sources from a recent event. The Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront find this idea flawed in concept […]

  • Letter to the Editor: The Kitchens File – Willing To Compromise

    After overhearing a comment made by a Door County supervisor, who stated a preference for re-electing Joel Kitchens to the state Assembly and the reason was because, “Joel was willing to compromise,” that caused me to review two meanings of the word. Obviously, this person was under the impression that Mr. Kitchens, in being, “willing […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Unintelligent Intelligence

    Politics is about putting one’s self in a state of grace; perhaps to prep himself for that divine mode. Mike Gallagher stated he was praying for all political candidates. Save your prayers, Mike. Most politicians, especially Republicans, are beyond political redemption – besides, prayers are not a strategy. Mike also claims his 11 years in […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Vote for a Livable Future

    Review this link (cornucopia.org/organic-factory-farm-investigation/) and forward through the photos. Many of these Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are called “organic!” Now consider what we have right here and right now in Kewaunee County with our CAFOs! Vote wisely Nov. 8th. Lynn Utesch is an organic farmer and has a deep understanding and love for what […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Life Outside the Womb

    Donald Trump in one of his speeches vividly describes an abortion procedure and implies that Democrats are the abortion party. Other GOP supporters try to make abortion a central issue in this campaign. I don’t know how deeply the government should become involved in the abortion issue but I do know it must become involved […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Reasons Not to Vote for Kitchens

    Joel Kitchens should not receive our votes for re-election to the Assembly. Reasons why: Governor Walker’s proposals to cut public school funding have been supported by Kitchens. Yes, the Governor proposes conservative big cuts and the Republicans “restore” a pittance to curry voter favor, but what matters is the actual amount of dollars going to […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Democracy At Risk

    Democracy is by definition “government by the whole population, usually through elected representatives,” but during the last 200+ years since the Constitution was written, Americans have developed some more specific expectations: that candidates will explain in detail what they intend to do in office, that the press will let voters know if there are reasons […]

  • Letter to the Editor: A Definition

    For those of us who have felt like we have been standing in knee-deep mud for the last few months, we should consider a few things at this time. We the people, from all the political parties, are going to breathe a sigh of relief when this is over, but we are all worried and […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Vote!

      Even if you choose not to decide you still have made a choice! Do you care about the environment? Do you care about your friends and family? Do you think fresh clean water is important? Do you think the EPA is important? Would you help to stop a guy that does not? Did you […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Why the Hurry?

    On Oct. 25, by a 2-1 vote, the Jacksonport Town Board placed on the agenda for the Nov. 15 meeting of electors the matter of “disposal of town real property, specifically the Koulias house in the Lakeside Park addition.” Why the hurry? And why take the vote when some seasonal residents, many of whom are […]

  • 2016 Presidential Candidates on National Security

    Hillary Clinton  Hillary has a record of defending America and our core values. She built the toughest sanctions regime in history on Iran – twisting arms in China, Russia, and dozens of other countries – to force Iran to the negotiating table. And when pressure started working, she sent her closest aides to explore a […]

  • By the Numbers: The Cost of National Security

      $116,063 The hourly cost to U.S. taxpayers for Predator and Reaper drones in 2016.   $117,035 The hourly cost to U.S. taxpayers for military action in Iraq.   $615,482 The hourly cost to U.S. taxpayers for military action against ISIS.   $1.42 million The hourly cost to U.S. taxpayers for foreign military assistance in […]

  • Science Snippet: Possible Connection between Blood Type and Resistance to Brain Diseases

    Grey matter of the brain contains millions of neurons that process information. It’s known that the volume of grey matter in a special part of the brain (the cerebellum) decreases with age. Based on recent studies, people with type O blood appear to lose less gray matter than individuals with other blood types and seem […]

  • Learn about Green Tier Legacy Communities at Nov. 9 Climate Change Program

    “Wisconsin’s Most Innovative Local Governments: Green Tier Legacy Communities” will be the focus when Curt Witynski, assistant director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, speaks at the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s November program on Nov. 9. Witynski’s talk will begin at 7 pm in the City of Sturgeon Bay Council Chambers on the […]

  • Two Door County Nonprofits Receive Cellcom Green Gifts

    Cellcom has put recycled cell phones to work for the local community. The local wireless company has selected 22 nonprofits to receive $37,800 in Green Gifts, which uses money generated from its handset recycling program to annually fund green nonprofit initiatives. Two Door County nonprofits benefitted from the program, Crossroads at Big Creek and Open […]

  • Obituary: Richard J. Kostka

      Richard John Kostka, 87, entered into eternal life, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Good Samaritan Scandia Village in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. He was born in Algoma, Wisconsin, on May 13, 1929 to Anton and Lydia Kostka. Richard grew up in Algoma and attended Algoma High School and was a member of the basketball team. […]

  • Obituary: Mitchell J. Olson

    Mitchell James Olson, 49, of Sister Bay, died peacefully Nov. 2, 2016 with his family by his side. Mitchell was born Nov. 12, 1966, in Sister Bay at his parents’ home. As a child he grew up in his father and grandfather’s auto shops. After graduation he worked with his dad at Glenn’s Auto Body. […]

  • Obituary: Leland J. McDonald

    Leland J. McDonald (“Lee”), age 88, of Washington Island died on Sunday, October 30, 2016. He was born to Dennis and Marie McDonald on July 28, 1928 on Washington Island, Wisconsin. Lee went to school on Washington Island and in Kenosha, WI. He graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, WI, and attended […]

  • Obituary: Marvin A. Beilfuss

    Marvin A. Beilfuss, 89, of the Town of Sturgeon Bay, died October 30, 2016 while at Ministry Door County Medical Center with family at his side. He was born March 13, 1927 in Shawano, the son of Ewald and Margaret (Strutz) Beilfuss. Marvin attended school in Shawano and grew up working on the family farm […]

  • Obituary: Lynn ‘Tim’ Timothy Weborg

    Tim Weborg, born May 15, 1942, died Oct. 29, 2016. He is survived by wife Charleen, daughters Lynne Voight (Leon), Darcie Weborg (Jamie). Brothers John Weborg and David (Else) Weborg, brother-in-law Chuck Hartmann (Betty), Grandchildren Eric Speiser, Brianna Voight and LJ (Nikki) Voight, four Great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Memorial Service will be held on […]

  • Obituary: Bernard Joseph Paul, Jr.

    Bernard Joseph Paul, Jr., 67, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on October 28, 2016 after a long fought battle with diabetes.  He was born December 17, 1948 in Sturgeon Bay to Bernard and Cecilia (Conway) Paul. Bernie graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1967.  After high school, Bernie attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He eventually became a sales representative for several building […]

  • Obituary: Virginia M. Iversen

    Virginia M. Iversen, nee Murrin, age 93, died Oct. 27, 2016.  Beloved wife of the late Elmer Henriksen, Earl Walsh, and Bill Iversen;  dear mother of Sally (Peter) McNamara, Charlie (Kathy) Henriksen, Mary Beth Talhami and the late Tom Henriksen;  cherished grandmother of Elly and Will Henriksen, John McNamara, Trevor, Carly and Griffin Talhami;  dear […]

  • Obituary: Judith Elizabeth Fischer

    Judith Elizabeth Fischer, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, died Oct. 27, 2016.  She was born Feb. 1, 1935 in Racine to William and Elizabeth (Uvegas) Klaus.  On Feb. 1, 1958, she married Joseph P. Fischer in Racine. Judy was a graduate of St. Catherine High School and St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Milwaukee.  She worked as […]

  • Obituary: Ralph Charles Anschutz

    Ralph Charles Anschutz, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, died October 25, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center.  He was born November 13, 1934, to Fred and Aurelia (Vogel) Anschutz in Sturgeon Bay.  On October 16, 1954, he married Anita Maples in Sturgeon Bay; she preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 2015. Ralph was a long-time […]

  • Obituary: Glenn Lester Olson

    Glenn Lester Olson was born July 3rd,1942 in Sturgeon Bay, WI to Lester and Viola (Krause) Olson. He married June Linden on September 7, 1963. He is survived by June, two children; Robin and Jim Seaquist; Kirby and Lynn Olson, seven grandchildren; Cole, Justin, Olivia, Mitchell, Lauren, Vanessa and Camille. Four (soon to be five) […]

  • Obituary: Rita Terry Stapp

    Rita Terry Stapp, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of California, died Monday, October 24, 2016 at Ministry Door County Medical Center following a short illness. She was born December 7, 1924 in Brooklyn, NY to Max and Rose (Dubow) Macoff. Rita enlisted with the United States Navy after two years of college and served as a […]

  • Free Starlifter Concert Among Veterans Day Events

    Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John A. Scocos and Vietnam veteran Colonel Tim Lawrie are the featured speakers at the annual Veterans Day ceremony to be held at the Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek at 10 am on Nov. 10. The ceremony is being held the day before Veterans Day (Nov. 11) due to […]

  • Free Workshops about Affordable Care Act Changes at Door County Medical Center

    Following recent news of changes in insurance options for those insured through the Affordable Care Act, Door County Medical Center announced a new series of free workshops for community members needing to renew or begin coverage. For insurance starting Jan. 1, 2017, people must select a health plan by Dec. 15. DCMC’s Certified Enrollment Counselors […]

  • NWTC-Sturgeon Bay Opens Therapeutic Massage Student Clinic

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) is pleased to announce the Therapeutic Massage Student Clinic is opening at the NWTC-Sturgeon Bay campus this fall. The clinic is now open every Monday, 9 am – 12 pm. Appointments are around 60 minutes in length with a 45-50 minute massage included for $25. Cash, check and credit cards […]

  • Rev. Olin K. Sletto Joins Church of Christ the King and Holy Nativity of Jacksonport

    On Nov. 5, the Right Reverend Matthew Gunter, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac, will install the Reverend Olin K. Sletto as Vicar and the Reverend John Koski as Deacon at the Church of Christ the King, Sturgeon Bay, and Holy Nativity, Jacksonport. Father Sletto accepted the call to the historically joined […]

  • “Introduction to Meditative Journaling” Held Nov. 8 at Glas

    Marggie Hatala, author and end of life consultant, will host a writing workshop titled “Introduction to Meditative Journaling” on Nov. 8, 1 – 2:30 pm, at Glas Coffee, 67 E. Maple, Suite B, Sturgeon Bay. As the political season reaches a climax, join in a workshop designed to restore inner quiet and peacefulness. Participants will […]

  • Ellison Bay Tree Lighting and Chili Supper is Nov. 13

    The Ellison Bay Tree Lighting and Chili Supper is Nov. 13 at 5 pm. The community is invited to meet under the Ellison Bay Christmas Tree at 5 pm for a candlelit evening of song, inspiration, and fellowship, followed by a community chili supper at the Mink River Basin.

  • Loss of a Spouse Support Group Changes in November to Nov. 17

    Due to Thanksgiving, for November only, the next meeting of the Loss of a Spouse support group will be Nov. 17, 10-11 am. RSVP would be greatly appreciated to Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay at 920.743.4705. There will also be another opportunity on Nov. 16, 10:15-11:15 am, at the ADRC/Senior Center in Sturgeon […]

  • Barb Wulf Leads Meditation, Mindfulness and Gentle Movement Series

    Mindfulness continues at United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay with the meditation and gentle movement series. Join instructor Barb Wulf as she leads participants through various forms of meditation to find balance. Mindfulness meditation and gentle movement teaches moment-to-moment awareness that can help manage everyday stresses at work and in life. Participants leave the classes […]

  • NWTC Nationally Recognized for Community Service, Service-learning Projects

    For the second year in a row, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College has been nationally recognized on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll in the areas of economic opportunity, education and general community service. Each year the honor roll highlights colleges and universities for their role in helping solve community problems and encouraging students […]

  • Call Greens N Grains Now for Free-Range Thanksgiving Turkeys

    Greens N Grains urges customers to place their orders now for Mary’s Free-Range Turkeys; there is limited availability. Mary’s Turkeys are raised in California. In order to insure great prices, Greens N Grains had to estimate and pre-order turkeys in August. So, quantities are limited to what we requested in advance. When these turkeys are […]

  • Monticello and Bliss Hold a Customer Appreciation Event with Sale, Prizes

    Monticello and Bliss, both located on Jefferson Street in Sturgeon Bay, are delighted to announce an exciting and delicious event. To show their love and appreciation for their customers, they are holding a “Peace, Love and Gratitude” event, Nov. 11-13. There will be in-store specials, an opportunity to register to win gift certificate prize drawings, […]

  • Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador at Upcoming Class

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) encourages employees and employers to become Door County Certified Tourism Ambassadors (CTA). This CTA program is a half-day interactive class, supported by extensive reference material. Classes are taught by DCVB staff who are also CTA alumni. Once successfully completing the specialized training course, you will be recognized as a […]

  • Younkers Stores Open ‘Close to Home’ Shops with Local Products

    Three Younkers stores in the Green Bay region are celebrating in a distinctly Wisconsin way this holiday season with the opening of new in-store boutiques that offer a selection of specialty products and gifts sourced from local vendors. The “Close to Home” shops, which will remain open year round, are located at Younkers stores at […]

  • DCVB Unveils Cover of 2017 Visitor Guide

    Alexander’s Restaurant in Fish Creek was filled with a crowd of around 130 people on Oct. 26 for the Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) 91st annual meeting. The official business of the night took place when new DCVB board members Mona Christensen, executive director of Birch Creek Music Performance Center, and Steve Leonard, executive director […]

  • Nicolet National Bank Presents Donation to Go Bo! Foundation

    Bridgett Starr, Sister Bay branch manager for Nicolet National Bank, presents a $1,500 check to Annika Johnson and Rolf Johnson of the Go Bo! Foundation from fundraising efforts the bank conducted, during the Sister Bay Branch Re-Opening/Open House celebration last week. Submitted.

  • Framed: Jack O’Lantern Days 2016

    Costumed revelers took over Fish Creek during last weekend’s Jack O’Lantern Days. Photo by Len Villano.

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Nov. 4, 2016

    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?   “It looks like he has deer hooves as ears!”   “If only your head was as hard literally as it is […]

  • Sevastopol Students Bring ‘Big Fish’ Musical to Stage

    The mythical world of witches, giants and mermaids comes to life on the stage of Sevastopol School this weekend with the production of the musical, Big Fish. Based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions (and the 2003 cinematic version directed by Tim Burton), the story explores the relationship between […]

  • Crescent Studios: Lizz Thomas Opens Doors to Creative Expression

    Two years ago, in a Pulse story about the two jobs she loves – teaching kindergarten at Gibraltar and directing the school’s musicals and one-act plays – Lizz Thomas also mentioned that she had a dream of establishing another opportunity to express her passion to help children find themselves and grow in self-confidence, character, communication […]

  • Using Art to Inspire Writing

    It turns out photography isn’t the only medium that can speak a thousand words. With the right approach, sculpture, painting and even glass-blown works can as well. Just ask author, poet and instructor Anne-Marie Oomen, who recently teamed up with Write On, Door County to lead a workshop on ekphrastic writing – the literary technique […]

  • Manners Matter: My Neighbors Are Too Neighborly

    Dear Mary Pat, My new neighbors seem to believe in being very neighborly, too neighborly if you ask me. They pop over at all hours of the day for no reason other than to visit. While I don’t mind lending an egg, the occasional social call or helping in an emergency, I’m not so sure […]

  • Weather Wizard: Lake Michigan Surfing

    With all modesty, I’ve posted many surfing pictures of myself on social media over the last few years. The picture posted from late October with a headline simply reading “Lake Michigan, October 26th,” seemed to garner an unusually high number of comments: “You’re crazy,” “Brrr…,” and my favorite, “So cool, pun intended, but why?” It’s […]

  • Trivia: What Does YKK Stand for on a Zipper?

    Question: What does the YKK on a zipper stand for?   Answer: The Japanese initials for Yoshida Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Yoshida Kogyo Kabushiki-kaisha)

  • Baseball: America’s ‘Beautiful Game’

    By the time you read this baseball will have a new World Series champion. The Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians are tied with three wins apiece as I write this, and game seven on Wednesday night promises to be historic, regardless of who wins. The Indians have not won a World Series since 1948, […]

  • Painting with Thread: The Art of Embroidery with Jean Ferlesch

    Jean Ferlesch’s New York apartment is filled with more than a thousand spools of thread, a rainbow of possibilities that, when combined with hand drawings and technology, become enchanting fiber works of art. It’s a relatively new venture for the East Coast artist, who, for 30 years, worked as an interior designer for commercial spaces […]

  • Rogue Theater Holds Casting Calls for Holiday Show Nov. 5 & 7

    Rogue Theater is holding casting calls for their Christmas program on Nov. 5 & 7. Rogue Theater will celebrate its fourth Christmas with a humorous and heartwarming production, The Evening News Hour by Kim Saunders. In the play, the channel seven evening news hour reports on the birth of the new Savior with several field […]

  • Doug Mancheski Takes ‘Guys on Ice’ to Green Bay

    Go Fish Productions and Green Bay Community Theater present Guys On Ice, written by Fred Alley with music by James Kaplan, from Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 8-10 at Robert Lee Brault Playhouse. The Green Bay Community Theater productions will feature Doug Mancheski, Steve Koehler and Dan Klarer, with piano by Kyle Nelson. The hilarious comedy […]

  • Peshtigo Fire Presentation at Belgian Heritage Center

    The Belgian Heritage Center will be open for the weekend of Nov. 4 – 6. On Nov. 6 at 1 pm, Barb Chisholm will present the story of the Peshtigo Fire and the devastation it brought to the Belgian settlement in 1871. Chisholm steps back in time and gives a first-person interpretation of her great-grandparents […]

  • Meditation, Yoga and Singing Bowl Sessions Offered at Nelson Healing Center

    New opportunities for boosting health and wellness are available throughout the fall and winter months at Nelson Healing Center in Sturgeon Bay. Each week, there will be a variety of freewill, donation-based classes including meditation, yoga, gong and Tibetan singing bowl sessions. More than 3,000 scientific studies have shown the benefits of meditation. On Wednesdays, […]

  • Fossil Hike Offered at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Several naturalist-led hikes, a Friday film and a Saturday family program will be offered this week at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The following programs are all free and open to the public. On Nov. 4 at 9 am there will be a hike at Ida Bay. Join the naturalist for a gentle […]

  • Stonecipher Astronomy Center Open for Viewing Nov. 5

    The observatory at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center will be open to the public for night sky viewing on Nov. 5 at 6:45 pm. The Astronomy Center is located at 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay. Turn left at the gate onto SkyGazer Trail and follow the road to the observatory on the left. The viewing […]

  • Singer/Songwriter Bill Camplin at Lost Moth

    Bill Camplin will perform at Lost Moth Gallery on Nov. 5 at 7 pm. Camplin is a folk singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist who began playing professionally in the Milwaukee area in the late 1960s. Camplin writes and arranges his own material and has produced a considerable body of work. He was an integral part of […]

  • A Painter and A Sculptor in James May’s Latest Exhibit

    The November/December show at Algoma’s James May Gallery features the work of Amanda Hood and Debbie Kupinsky. Hood is a painter and Kupinsky is a ceramic sculptor. An opening reception for the show is set for Nov. 4, 5:30 – 8 pm. Come meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. James May Gallery, located at […]

  • Plum Bottom Welcomes New Potter for Latest Show

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery invites the community to Art Show 11: The Pottery Showcase on Nov. 4, 10 am to 4 pm. Pat Black, Eric Hendrick, Noelle VanHendrick and Lynn Wood are the featured artists. Pat Black, Plum Bottom’s newest potter, will show her latest collection. Each piece of Black’s is a one-of-a-kind tribute […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl to Hold Preview Reception

    2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl, set for Nov. 19 and 20, 10 am to 4 pm. The free event is an opportunity for the public to visit artists in their home studios or galleries and to shop locally for original artwork and gifts. The 2016 Art Crawl includes […]

  • An Eclectic Collection from Julia M Van Roo Bresnahan at UU Gallery

    An exhibit of works by Julia M Van Roo Bresnahan will be on display in the UU Gallery during November. A reception for the artist will be held Nov. 20, 12 – 2 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. An art educator retired from Whitefish Bay, Bresnahan has been involved in […]

  • Friends of Gibraltar Hold Holiday Arts Fair after Thanksgiving

    The Friends of Gibraltar Holiday Arts Fair will be held Nov. 25 & 26, 10 am – 4 pm, at the Sister Bay Village Hall. Bring family and friends to this fun shopping experience and search for unique, artisan-made holiday gifts. There will be a wonderful selection of arts and crafts created by many talented […]

  • Door County Represented at Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

    Two Door County artists are currently featured in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s 2016 Wisconsin Triennial. Suzanne Rose, of Forestville, and James Cagle, of Sturgeon Bay, are the featured artists, who both had their photography accepted. Featuring new artwork by Wisconsin-based artists, this is a major exhibition that reflects contemporary themes, styles and mediums […]

  • Baileys Harbor Poet Headlines Dickinson Series

    Ann Heyse, author of the recently published children’s book Good Morning, Door County, is the featured reader at the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series on Nov. 9 at 7 pm. Heyse has loved Door County her entire life. In her childhood, she spent summers here visiting grandparents. She came back each year with husband and […]

  • ‘Emma’ Discussed at Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library

    Readers Rampant Book Club of the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library will meet on Nov. 8 to discuss a classic, Emma by Jane Austen. All meetings are held on the second Tuesday each month at 2:30 pm and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George will be discussed […]

  • The Bestseller List: Oct. 23, 2016

      HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Small Great Things, by Jodi Picoult 2. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead 3. The Trespasser, by Tana French 4. Commonwealth, by Ann Patchett 5. Escape Clause, by John Sandford HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Upstream, by Mary Oliver 2. Born to Run, by Bruce Springsteen 3. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 4. […]

  • Campaign Sign Vandalism Reflects Polarizing Candidates

    Across the street from the Hillside Inn in downtown Ephraim sits a campaign sign for White House hopefuls Donald Trump and Mike Pence. The sign is hastily painted over with orange spray paint. Next to the campaign sign is another sign, a response to the vandalism stating, “Want Justice? Vote For Trump” in black spray […]

  • Door County Polling Locations 2016

    Polling Hours:  7am – 8pm All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters TOWNS                             POLLING PLACES Baileys Harbor                                   Town Hall: 2392 County F-Baileys Harbor WI 54202 Brussels                                               Brussels Comm Ctr: 1366 Junction Rd-Brussels WI 54204 Clay Banks                                          Town Hall: 6098 County OO-Sturgeon Bay WI 54235 Egg Harbor                                         Town Hall: 5242 County I-Sturgeon Bay […]