Peninsula Pulse November 12-19, 2021

In this issue

  • Athletic Club Offers Strong Blood Flow Resistance Training

    Sister Bay Athletic Club (SBAC) is offering the newest innovation for health, fitness and recovery: B Strong Blood Flow Resistance Training. With this training, an exerciser can safely modify blood flow in the limb during exercise to make the brain think the muscle is working very hard, even with low weight exertion. This allows a person […]

  • Enrollment Up 9% at UW-Green Bay

    ENROLLMENT INCREASES AGAIN AT UW-GREEN BAY UW-Green Bay’s final fall enrollment numbers showed a 9% gain, which accelerates the upward trend the university has experienced during the past six years. Overall, 830 more students chose UW-Green Bay this year, making it the fastest-growing campus for the second year in a row. “UW-Green Bay’s enrollment is […]

  • Granary Groundbreaking Scheduled

    The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation (SBHSF) will breakground on the Door County Granary restoration project Friday, Nov. 19,2:30 pm, on location at 92 E. Maple St. on the West Waterfront. Localdignitaries and project stakeholders will share remarks, and the public isinvited.The SBHSF and City of Sturgeon Bay have been working to preserveand restore the […]

  • Father Tony Birdsall Featured on Wisconsin Life

    Door County priest and chicken farmer Father Tony Birdsall is featured in an all-new episode of Wisconsin Life, 7 pm Thursday, Nov. 18 on PBS Wisconsin. Now a retired priest, Door County native Father Tony Birdsall serves a different flock. His exotic chickens keep him happy, well-supplied with eggs, and win him countless ribbons at the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay School Open House Nov. 30

    Following completion of a referendum remodeling project, Sturgeon Bay School District is offering an open house for the community to see the results of its recent remodeling project.  The open house is scheduled for Nov. 30 from 4-6 pm and will begin with words from alumni, students and staff.  “By offering renovated facilities, we give […]

  • WILD THINGS: No Shortage of Whitetails, but Ammo? That’s Another Story

    Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff members talked all things white-tailed deer and answered questions from reporters across the state last week during a virtual media briefing on the upcoming gun deer hunting season. Eric Lobner, director of the DNR’s Wildlife Management Program, said that somewhere around 875,000 licenses allowing bow, crossbow and gun deer […]

  • Alpine Resort Cottages

    Alpine Resort Reopening Cottages for 2022

    The Alpine Resort is reopening the historical cottages at the century-old resort for the spring of 2022.  “We know how important the Alpine is to this community and to so many,” said Jane Shawkey-Nye, Alpine Resort manager. “With such anticipation surrounding this iconic destination, we are eager to open our doors and greet our guests […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Arts District Flourishing

    The Sturgeon Bay art scene has changed – especially on the east end of 3rd Avenue. That’s where Seth Taylor bought the Stroh Block building sight unseen while he was in South Korea, where he had been living and running a school for 13-plus years with his wife, Christine Hong.  When they decided to move […]

  • Grant Will Support Altrusa’s Back-To-School Fair

    The Altrusa Club of Door County has received a Green Bay Packers Foundation grant to be used to buy athletic shoes and socks for students at the Back-to-School Fair, an annual, Altrusa-sponsored event. This year, 709 students throughout Door County received assistance. “We would like to thank the Packer Foundation for their generosity and support,” […]

  • Door County Kids & Baby Boutique’s Book Fair a Success

    Door County Kids & Baby Boutique’s inaugural book fair for children featured six Wisconsin authors who joined the festive fall affair to sign and personalize their books, and author Erin Peterson read her first book, The Odd Ball, to many children.  Door-prize winners received a free book, and each of the five Door County school […]

  • Join the NaNoWriMo Challenge: Tips to get your writing journey started

    October came and went so quickly that I wasn’t prepared for the fast-approaching train that was November – bringing with it National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This event began in 1999 as a challenge to write 50,000 words of a novel in 30 days. Now, each Nov. 1, people around the world begin to write their […]

  • Gibraltar Students Write Patriot Pen Essays

    The local VFW has resumed its annual Patriot Pen essay contest, which encourages young minds to examine America’s history – and their own experiences in modern American society – by drafting a 300- to 400-word essay expressing their views based on a patriotic theme. This year’s theme was How Can I Be a Good American? Below and […]

  • Peninsula School of Art Hosts Gingerbread Bash

    Peninsula School of Art will host its first Gingerbread Bash on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 6-9 pm. “Everyone in Door County worked so hard this summer,” said Catherine Hoke, the school’s executive director. “We took care of our visitors, clients and customers; now it’s time for us to have some fun.” The we-made-it-through-the-season/pre-holiday party is open […]

  • Community Thanksgiving Dinner to be Carryout Event

    The Sturgeon Bay Area Community Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, will be held as a carryout event again this year. Deliveries will be available only for those who are homebound. Because of the need to minimize the number of volunteers in the church at any one time, only hot food […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Pepper

    Pepper ( is a happy senior gentleman who’s looking for a place to spend his golden years, and he’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This 11-year-old little guy has fluff for days and a smile like the sun. He would do best in a home where any children […]

  • Music for Food Concert Benefits Local Charities

    Midsummer’s Music will present a benefit concert, Music for Food, on Nov. 20, 5:30 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. Donations from the event will benefit United Way and the Door County Food Pantry Coalition.The Griffon String Quartet will perform selections from the Danish String Quartet’s Last Leaf album, Astor […]

  • MIKE AT THE MOVIES: Latest Dune Finally Lands the Great White Whale

    by MIKE ORLOCK [email protected] Since its publication in 1965, Frank Herbert’s Dune has been the “great white whale” (let’s make that “worm”) of movie adaptations. It seemed a natural for the big screen: A young hero of patrician birth but egalitarian sensibilities on a mystical quest, an evil empire in pursuit of a rare and […]

  • New Ship Commissioned from Fincantieri, Thayse Announces Retirement

    A new bunker barge has been commissioned from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. It’s a sister vessel to the bunker barge Clean Canaveral, which is currently docked at the Sturgeon Bay shipyard and will be delivered to its owner, Polaris New Energy (Polaris) in mid-November. Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding will partner with PNE Marine Holdings, an affiliate of […]

  • Our Town Takes the Stage at Sevastopol

    Thornton Wilder’s Our Town – which shines a light on the everyday lives of the citizens of the fictional small town of Grover’s Corners from 1901 to 1913 – will take the stage in Sevastopol on Nov. 12 and 13, 7 pm, and Nov. 14, 2 pm. Our Town emphasizes being present not just for the […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: Mushrooms with Teeth

    Did you know that some mushrooms have teeth? Door County has five genera of fungi whose spore-bearing surface on the underside exists in the form of teeth that look like spines or small icicles. Several of these interesting growths are quite tough and woody – not something you would even think of chomping on – but two […]

  • Obituary: William “Bill” Boettcher

    October 16, 1930 ~ November 6, 2021 Sturgeon Bay businessman and philanthropist, William “Bill” Allen Boettcher, 91 years of Sturgeon Bay died Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Door County Medical Center. Bill was born October 16, 1930 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Bernard and Alene M. (Olander) Boettcher. He graduated from Gibraltar High School […]

  • Obituary: Paul Nobert Vieau

    April 17, 1946~November 1, 2021 Paul Nobert Vieau, age 75 of Racine died on Monday, November 1, 2021. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI on April 17, 1946, a son of the late Norbert L. and Helen (nee: McAteer) Vieau. He was raised by his father Ransom DeFaut. Paul proudly served his country in […]

  • Gather ’Round the Tree in Ellison Bay

    The Ellison Bay Community Tree Lighting will take place Sunday, Nov. 21, 5 pm, in the visitors’ center parking area across from the Viking Grill in downtown Ellison Bay. Visitors can enjoy the tree lighting from the comfort of their car by parking along the road and tuning their car radio to 89.1 FM to […]

  • Santa Kicks Off DCMM’s Merry-Time Festival of Trees

    We all know Santa is quick. He’s able to make it to every home in the world all in one night, so it’s no wonder he can be in so many places in Door County this month.  His stops will include the Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) to kick off its 10th Merry-Time Festival of […]

  • Get Ready to Unwrap Sturgeon Bay

    Last year’s successful event returns to kick off Christmas by the Bay While plans for the inaugural Unwrapping Sturgeon Bay event were forming years ago, 2020 seemed like the perfect time to try something new. If it was successful, great – maybe the organizers would bring it back in the future. If it wasn’t, at […]

  • ’Tis the Season — for Safety

    Gun hunting season begins Nov. 20 Though I haven’t gone hunting in more than 15 years, I still have fond memories of waking up before dawn, gearing up with my dad and uncle, and heading out into the woods. I can vividly remember climbing into my tree stand and sitting quietly for hours as the […]

  • Randy Nesbitt Joins Green Bay Law Firm

    Door County-based attorney Randy Nesbitt has joined the law firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C. Bringing over 40 years of experience, Nesbitt will concentrate on municipal law, as well as real estate law, contracts, employment law matters and general practice. Nesbitt will also be engaged in business development in Door County.  “We are truly […]

  • Obituary: Wesley “Foxhunter” Arthur Hovde

    March 25, 1943 ~ October 30, 2021 Wesley Arthur Hovde, “Foxhunter”, to those who KNEW him, 78, of Sturgeon Bay, died late Saturday afternoon, October 30, 2021 at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. He was born March 25, 1943 in Bowbells, […]