Peninsula Pulse – Oct. 23 – 30, 2015

In this issue

  • Jack O’Lantern Days, Dark Songs, Halloween & More Weekend Plans

    It’s the holiday weekend costume lovers have been preparing for all month – Halloween! There are plenty of places to wear your costume this weekend, including Jack O’Lantern Days in Fish Creek, Scaryoke at the Door Community Auditorium, The Rocky Horror Picture Show showing at Third Avenue Playhouse, or at the Dark Songs performances. Check […]

  • Kiwanis Club Hosts Fish Fry at Mill Supper Club

    On Oct. 29, 4:30 – 7:30 pm, the Kiwanis Club of Sturgeon Bay will host a fish fry at the Mill Supper Club in Sturgeon Bay. They’ll serve Door County whitefish to benefit the Kiwanis Local Autism Project. Tickets are available at the door and cost $13 for adults and $6 for children (under 12). […]

  • Learn to Perform CPR and Operate AED at Sister Bay Fire Department

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department will offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. All classes are being offered at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road. The CPR/AED class on Oct. 29 from 6 to 10 pm will teach infant, child […]

  • Door County Tavern League Donates to Shop With A Cop

    The Door County Tavern League donated $500 to the Shop With a Cop program that is run annually around the holidays by the Door County Sheriff’s Dept. The money will be matched by the Wisconsin Tavern League Foundation.

  • Obituary: Robert E. Cregan Sr.

    Robert E. Cregan Sr., 78, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay on October 18, 2015.  He was born June 6, 1937, in Chicago to Cecil and Margaret Cregan.  He graduated from St. George High School in Chicago and earned his bachelor’s degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee. […]

  • Obituary: Tom “Bergy” Bergsland

    Tom “Bergy” Bergsland, 53, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on October 19, 2015, after a brief battle with cancer.  He was born on September 16, 1962, in Sturgeon Bay to George and Kathleen (Karas) Bergsland.  Tom graduated from Southern Door High School in 1981 and attended technical college for HVAC.  He worked for […]

  • Science Snippet: What’s the Basis for Bond between Humans and Dogs?

    What’s the basis for our “love affair” with dogs? It all has to do with the same neurotransmitter that plays a role in a mother bonding with her infant or two people falling in love. It’s called oxytocin, and its effect is to provide the brain with a feeling of well-being and enhance emotional connections. […]

  • Obituary: Donold Sydney Johnson

    Donald Sydney Johnson, 89 of Ellison Bay died at Scandia Village in Sister Bay on October 15, 2015. He was born to Axel Samuel Johnson and Mary Hulda (Rosengren) March 30, 1926 on a farm in Liberty Grove, Wisconsin. Donald grew up in a family of nine children living on a farm where he assisted […]

  • Obituary: Constance Marie Meyer

    Constance Marie Meyer, 59, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born Sandra Marie Meyer on March 9, 1956, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Herman Frederick and Bernice Louise (Gunderson) Meyer. Following her graduation from Sevastopol High School, Connie continued her schooling to become […]

  • St. Luke’s and Renard’s Cheese Partner to Raise Funds for Syrian Refugees

    St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay is raising money to aid in caring for and resettling Syrian refugees fleeing their war-torn homes. St. Luke’s will sell Renard’s cheese and frozen pizzas through Nov. 1. Renard’s will give 50 percent of the proceeds to the relief effort. In addition, there is a matching grant that […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Sick and Tired

    So here we go again, another school shooting. Our state’s answer to that is, “Let’s pass a law that allows conceal carry in our colleges.” What is next, the grade schools? If that does come to pass, we as citizens, should demand that all public offices, buildings and especially the state capital should allow conceal […]

  • Obituary: Earl Otto Philipp

    Earl Otto Philipp, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, died Saturday, October 10, 2015, at his home after a fight with cancer. He was born March 3, 1932, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Rev. Otto and Luella (Moellenkamp) Philipp. Earl graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1950. He started his career in auto mechanics […]

  • Commentary: Misunderstandings on the Way to Door County Sister City

    By Mark Jinkins, Fall 2015 Door County Sister City Jingdezhen Delegate Just arrived in Shanghai, so now it’s just a couple of hours plane ride to the “Porcelain Capital of the World,” the Door County Sister City in China – Jingdezhen. Before I get there, I have to clear misunderstandings on “the bills” and “The Bills.” […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Lots of Head Scratching Going On

    Republicans who remember the presidencies of Eisenhower, Ford, Reagan and George H. W. Bush must feel some embarrassment and disappointment in witnessing the decline of a once proud party. It began with the unjustified invasion of Iraq during the Bush/Cheney administration, an event that lit the fuse for the present Mideast turmoil. That administration ended […]

  • Gibraltar Student Council Hosts Blood Drive Nov. 2

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council and the Red Cross have collaborated to bring northern Door County the opportunity to save lives on Nov. 2, 11 am – 4 pm, during a blood drive at Door Community Auditorium. New for this year, the blood drive will collaborate with Be The Match, a bone marrow registry […]

  • By the Numbers: Teen Drivers and Texting

      In honor of National Teen Driver Safety Week, commercial auto insurer State Farm released an Aug. 2015 survey of 1,000 teens between the ages of 16-19 to determine their thoughts on texting while driving. Ninety-six percent of the respondents reported owning a cellphone, and 94 percent said they own a smart phone. 23 Percentage […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Corporations in Control

    Gov. Walker’s “divide and conquer” plan is nearly complete with the latest Republican bills to be voted on this week by the one-party ruled Wisconsin legislature. It is war on the working class, students, the elderly, the environment, poor people and public education. Now add to that any semblance of clean government in Wisconsin! Soon […]

  • April Novak to Serve as AmeriCorps Member at Sturgeon Bay YMCA

    April Novak was announced as Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps member serving at the Door County YMCA Sturgeon Bay Program Center until Aug. 31, 2016. Novak is a native of Kewaunee, and will serve as the volunteer coordinator at the Door County YMCA. Her principal duty is to update and maintain the volunteer process. She will also […]

  • Going Native: Monarchs Found Good Food This Year

    By Peter Sigmann This year’s summer apparently was a good season for the Monarch Butterflies in Door County. They came in small numbers and found plenty of milkweed on roadsides and in protected or neglected sites to allow their larvae to develop. Some unfortunate monarchs had their development cut short when their host plants were […]

  • Walk Off Winter Blues with Southern Door Striders

    Walk off those winter blues and join the Southern Door Striders walking group, open to adult residents of Southern Door, free of charge. The district’s Partners in Health team has developed several indoor walking routes through the schools. Adult residents of Southern Door are invited to walk Monday through Friday, 6:30 – 7:30 am and […]

  • Vote for County School to Benefit from Cellcom’s Project Innovate

    Voting for Cellcom’s Project Innovate recently kicked off. The community voting challenge gives seven high schools in Door, Kewaunee and Manitowoc counties a chance to win one of two cash prizes totaling $30,000 to be used for classroom technology. The high schools participating in the challenge are Kiel, Sturgeon Bay, Mishicot, Valders, Two Rivers, Manitowoc […]

  • Sons of Norway Holds Annual Lutefisk Dinner

    Every year since its beginning in 1975, the Door County Sons of Norway, H.R. Holand Lodge #5-549, has held its annual Lutefisk and Meatball dinner at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. That tradition continues on Nov. 6 at 5:30 pm. The proceeds will go toward scholarships for local students. Along with lutefisk and […]

  • Births, Oct. 23-30

    Kelly Leonard, Baileys Harbor, is the parent of a daughter born on Oct. 5, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Julie and Steve Leonard, Baileys Harbor. Diana and Brian Logerquist, Fish Creek, are the parents of a daughter born on Sept. 10, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, […]

  • Crossroads Receives Sustainability Grant For Learning Space Updates

    The Door County Community Foundation has awarded Crossroads at Big Creek a Sustainability Grant from the Education Fund. This grant provides financial support for the installation of cabinetry in the new, lower-level learning space. The lower-level, multi-functional learning space fills a community need for an accessible and soundproof room which has the flexibility to serve […]

  • Coordinated Community Response Column: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    By Ursula Bunnell Timreck, Executive Director, HELP of Door County It all began with a day of unity held in October 1981. The intent was to connect domestic abuse advocates across the nation who were diligently working on ending violence against women and their children. The day soon evolved into a week of endless efforts […]

  • Steve Grutzmacher: Humor to Mark The End Of The Season

      With Fall Fest in Sister Bay now passed, Door County’s traditional tourist season is winding down to an end. Yes, there may still be a few busy weekends if the weather cooperates, and there will be visitors during the holiday season, but many of the peninsula’s businesses are beginning to close (if they haven’t […]

  • Skin Cancer is Next Topic for Community Health Information Program

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on skin cancer on Nov. 1 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church, Sister Bay. Paul Stover, MD, of Forefront Dermatology (formerly Dermatology Associates), will discuss the early warning signs of skin cancer. When performed regularly, monthly skin self-examinations […]

  • Women’s Fund Announces 2015 Fall Grant Award Winners

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is pleased to announce the 2015 Fall Grant award. The Women’s Fund of Door County awards grants twice annually to support and enrich the lives of women and girls in our community. The following organizations received grants: Boys and Girls Club of Door County for Girls STEM equipment; Door […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club Awards Grants to Local Nonprofits

    The Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club gave $1,000 grants to four local nonprofits at a recent meeting. Receiving the grants were Big Brothers Big Sisters of Door County; Boys & Girls Club of Door County; Door CANcer, Inc.; and Habitat for Humanity of Door County. “This was a heartwarming morning for our Club,” said Rotary […]

  • Obituary: Anita Rowley

    After a long battle with dementia, Anita Rowley quietly passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2015. She was born in La Crosse on May 30, 1936 to Emil and Anna Henke. Anita was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Linnea Wiersgalla, her sister, Marcella Schied and her brothers Roger and Norman (Cynthia) Henke. […]

  • Obituary: Donn T. Denman

    Donn T. Denman, 64, Green Bay, died peacefully at a local hospital on October 17, 2015. Born on June 12, 1951, in Waukegan, IL, he is the son of Donald and the late Gail (Crary) Denman. He married the former Vicki Goldbrand, and she preceded him in death on February 21, 1996. Donn was the […]

  • $1.5 Million Goal Nearly Met for Northern Door YMCA Program Center

    The YMCA has raised $1.3 million of the $1.5 million necessary toward Phase Two Capital improvements at the Northern Door Program Center. Several weeks ago, the Y received a challenge gift, where every new dollar donated up to $200,000 would be matched, which has helped bring the addition of a 3,500-square-foot Lifestyle Center closer to […]

  • Obituary: Elaine Marie Evenson

    Elaine Marie Evenson, 89, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away October 3, 2015,  at her home in Summerlin, NV. She was born September 20, 1926, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of William and Lucy Evenson. Elaine grew up in Sturgeon Bay, and at the age of 19, she started her career with Wisconsin Telephone Company. […]

  • More than 100 Booths at Southern Door Arts & Crafts Fair

    The 35th annual Southern Door Arts & Crafts Fair, sponsored by the SD Athletic Booster Club, will be held on Nov. 1, 9 am – 3 pm, at Southern Door Schools. There will be 100-plus booths all under one roof. There will be a free shuttle available, and door prizes every half-hour. Food and drink […]

  • Featured Pet: Sammy

    Hi everyone, my name is Sammy! I know what you thought the second you looked at my picture. There is no way this dog is real, he is just too darn cute. Well, the truth of the matter is I am real! I was recently surrendered to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) because my […]

  • Patricia Shoppe Participates in Coats for Kids Drive

    Egg Harbor’s Patricia Shoppe will participate in the Coats for Kids project from Oct. 23 – 30. A program of The Salvation Army, the drive collects coats in numerous locations, dry cleans them, and distributes them to children in need. The Patricia Shoppe is the only participating sponsor in Door County, and all coats collected […]

  • Obituary: Denise Ann Bissen

    Denise Ann Bissen, 55, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday evening, October 15, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family following a lengthy battle with cancer. Dee Dee was born March 26, 1960, in Sturgeon Bay the daughter of the late John and Carolyn (Michel) Pierzchalski. She graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1978. […]

  • Liberty Grove Historical Society Launches Fundraising Project for Military Memorial

    The Liberty Grove Historical Society (LGHS) officially launched its Historic Fundraising Project on Oct. 19. The project is historic in that it will be the first Liberty Grove monument honoring its military veterans and active duty personnel. LGHS has designated the site for the brick Armed Forces Circle of Honor to be adjacent to the […]

  • Junction Center Yoga Hosts “A Day of Ayurveda & Self Care”

    Learn to live in harmony with the cool dry elements of autumn using yoga, massage and herbs as medicine on Oct. 25, 11 am – 4 pm, during “A Day of Ayurveda & Self Care” at Junction Center Yoga Studio. Judith Rybicki, doctor of Oriental medicine and Certified Bodytalk Practitioner, will present an experiential learning […]

  • Letter to the Editor: An Impossibility Made Possible

    On the anniversary of Walls of Wittenberg’s (WOW) tenth year of creativity and cultural activity, I have comment. The anniversary is a testament to a group of volunteers and artists doing what very well can be considered an impossibility made possible. To affect a community with art the way this society has managed is no […]

  • Reps in the News: Oct. 23

    Governor Scott Walker On Oct. 16, Walker announced the appointment of Kyle Roskam as the incoming director of federal relations for the state of Wisconsin. Roskam will work on behalf of state agencies, members of the administration, and others to advocate for federal government-related policies that benefit Wisconsin residents. Roskam, a Green Bay native, worked […]

  • Digging History: Artifacts Point to a 2,000-Year-Old Settlement at Ida Bay Preserve

    Both Randy Dickson and Willy Kemps of Midwest Archeological Consultants were children when they first caught the archeology bug – Dickson in Des Moines, Iowa, and Kemps in Kiel, Wis. Dickson was five when he and his brother were watching the excavation for a retirement home. “They were pulling artifacts out. I still remember that […]

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    Sister Bay Denies Quarry Expansion

    “We did it!” That sentiment was joyously uttered by several Sister Bay residents after the village board voted unanimously on Oct. 20 to roll the dice and reject a zoning ordinance amendment that would have allowed an existing quarry to expand in the village. The zoning amendment was sent to the board by its own […]

  • Questions & Artists: Chris Daynes (Part I of II)

    I first learned about Chris Daynes when I purchased a DVD from The Artists’ Place in McKinney, Texas. The Artists’ Place is the United States distributor for Town House Films. Their DVDs feature international artists, many from Britain, painting in various European locations. Mr. Daynes has won many awards for his paintings and I think […]

  • “Halloween in the Garden” Lecture at Crossroads

    On the final two weekends of October, Crossroads at Big Creek will offer a one-credit graduate level class for teachers through the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Educational Outreach program. Class times are Oct. 23, 5:30 – 8 pm, and Oct. 24, 9 am – 3 pm. Called “Teaching Archaeology in the Elementary School,” this class […]

  • Halloween Happenings 2015

    Baileys Harbor Trick or Treating, Oct. 31 from 4-6 pm Halloween party in the town hall, Oct. 31 from 5-7 pm. Costume contest for adults and children with winners announced at 6:30 pm. Egg Harbor Halloween Safe Walk, Oct. 31 from 2-4 pm. Look for the bright orange signs in the windows of participating businesses. […]

  • “Art of the Family” Exhibit Opens at The Link Gallery

    Hand drawn selfies of families that are framed within borders that mimic the shape of an iPhone are among the works in the Art of the Family exhibition, on view from Oct. 23 – Dec. 1 at The Link Children’s Art Gallery in Fish Creek. The exhibition is sponsored by Peninsula School of Art (PenArt), […]

  • 50-Mile Championships Return to the Fall 50 in Door County

    The Fall 50 will host the U.S. Track and Field (USATF) 50-mile Road National Championship on Saturday, Oct. 24. Defending champion and Wisconsin native Tyler Sigl will return alongside course record-holder and fellow Wisconsinite Zach Bitter. The 2014 fourth place finisher Jessica Garcia will return for the women. The course begins in Gills Rock and […]

  • Trivia: What Are the Official Languages of the UN?

      This week’s question: What are all of the official languages of the United Nations? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: How many pounds did the largest pumpkin pie ever baked weigh? Answer: 3,699 pounds (it was baked in New Bremen, Ohio in 2010)

  • Jacksonport Craft Cottage Sold to Amy and John Burris

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts was recently sold by Sue and Joe Jarosh to Amy and John Burris, who will arrive in Jacksonport in November. They are moving here from Wisconsin Rapids, where they have lived for the last 10 years. Both Amy and John attended the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where they met. […]

  • Third Vintage of Baco Noir Available at Parallel 44

    Parallel 44’s third vintage of Baco Noir is now available at Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery in Kewaunee. Just like their 2013 vintage these Baco Noir grapes were grown in a little vineyard just south of the winery in Manitowoc County. The Baco Noir is of French parentage and reminiscent of a Burgundy style wine. […]

  • High School Fall Athletics, Oct. 23-30

    GIBRALTAR Boys Soccer Oct. 24 – Regionals, TBD  Cross Country Oct. 24 – Sectionals @ Sheboygan Lutheran, 11 am Volleyball Oct. 24 – Regional Championship, TBD   SEVASTOPOL  Boys Soccer Oct. 24 – Regionals, TBD  Cross Country Oct. 24 – Sectionals @ Sheboygan Lutheran, 11 am  Volleyball Oct. 24 – Regional Championship, TBD   SOUTHERN […]

  • Municipal News: Oct. 23

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm on Oct. 26. The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on Oct. 27. The Police & Fire Commission meets at 2 pm on Oct. 28. The Parks & Recreation Committee meets at 4 pm on Oct. 28. County of […]

  • Learn about Conifers of The Ridges during Hike

    Have you ever wondered why some trees have leaves while others have needles? Learn more about coniferous, or cone-bearing, trees at Conifers of The Ridges at 10 am on Oct. 24. During a brief classroom introduction, a Ridges naturalist will explain the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees and why conifers thrive in the habitat […]

  • Bedrock Bluegrass Builds Following At Coffeehouse

    In a county where rock ‘n roll, country and folk musicians dot the musical landscape and bar gigs rule the roost, the county’s newest band is making a name for itself playing traditional bluegrass in a setting characterized by conversation and comfort – a coffeehouse. That was exactly the case on the morning following Fall […]

  • Cheers!: A Sweet Tart and a Monstrous Wit

      All I knew for certain about Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing Co. is that it weighs in at a hefty 11.8 percent. I’d never heard of it until I saw a four-pack of 2014 Old Stock recently. Being a longtime fan of the brewery’s Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout, I looked forward […]

  • Shops for Your Dog and Cat

    There are lots of pet owners in Door County. It’s a rare day you can drive a mile without seeing a dog out walking its owner. Cats aren’t so much in evidence, but they’re here. A casual chat with a stranger in line at the Pig is as likely to elicit fond comments about Puff […]

  • Time for the Ellison Bay Fall Art Crawl

    It’s time again to head up to Ellison Bay for the annual Fall Art Crawl on Oct. 24 & 25, 10 am – 5 pm. Drive through the changing colors to this unique community of artist studio/galleries. Demonstrations, open studios, refreshments and prize drawings accompany the wonderful array of works for sale. For more information […]

  • Construction Update: Oct. 23

    Hwy. 42, Forestville Schedule: Aug. 2015 to Oct. 2015 Length: 0.05 Miles Cost: $475,000 Location: Village of Forestville, between County X and County J. Description of project: The project involves removing the existing box culvert and replacing it with a new bridge meeting current design standards for vehicular loading and structure design. Bridge approaches will […]

  • Manners Matter: What’s Trick of Treating Etiquette?

    By Mary Pat Dear Mary Pat, My sister-in-law got into a big discussion about Halloween and trick or treating. She’s kind of stingy when it comes to passing out candy and has all these rules about how old the kids should be (no one over 12) and does not go a minute over the posted […]

  • A Look Back at Rogue Theater’s 2015 Season

    If the saying “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” is true, then Rogue Theater finished the year much stronger. Last winter, we toured with our yearly murder-mystery dinner theater, Trouble at The Tropicabana. It was tremendously successful, selling out every dinner venue. Much of the show’s accomplishments can be attributed to the theme: Ricky, […]

  • Pulse Price Report, Oct. 23-30

    Crop prices (Oct. 19) Rio Creek Feed Mill – Algoma Commodity Price Basis Corn $3.32/bushel -0.45 Soybeans $8.28/bushel -0.70 Wheat (SRW) $4.32/bushel -0.60 Fox River Valley Ethanol – Green Bay Corn $3.58/bushel -0.19  Basis: The difference between the local cash price for a commodity and the Chicago cash price (where the Board of Trade sets […]

  • Server of the Week: Angie Englebert-Polk, Stone Harbor Restaurant

      Within Stone Harbor Restaurant is a woman who loves folks, Her name is Angie Englebert-Polk. She serves up smiles and laughs with your meal, For waitressing and people, she has an absolute zeal.   She can also be found at Shipwrecked and Bistro 42, Pleasing customers is what she’s here to do. When she’s […]

  • “Celebrating Uniqueness” is Theme of Next FOG Project

    Friends of Gibraltar’s (FOG’s) theme, Celebrating Uniqueness, is aiming to give students in seventh and eighth grades an opportunity to use literature, writing and art to explore what it means in their lives to be accepted and accept others for who they are. FOG projects are based in experience so students started this project by […]

  • News Bulletin: Oct. 23

    On Oct. 18, a white male broke into Rummele’s Jewelry Boutique in Fish Creek. The person tried to disable a surveillance camera but video of the suspect was obtained. The suspect went to a display case and broke into it and stole jewelry. Most of the missing jewelry is sterling silver Pandora rings, bracelets, earrings […]

  • Interim Financing Available for Producers during Harvest Time

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) County Farm Service Agency (FSA) Director Tim Siehr reminds producers that USDA offers interim financing at harvest time to help producers meet cash flow needs without having to sell commodities when market prices are at harvest-time lows. The programs, known as Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency Payments (LDPs), […]

  • The Bestseller List, Oct. 23-30

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Martian, by Andy Weir 2. My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante 3. Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel 4. Dear Committee Members, by Julie Schumacher 5. A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman TRADE PAPERBACK NONFICTION 1. The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown 2. Just Mercy, […]

  • New Pieces by Dawn Patel at Sourced

    Sturgeon Bay’s Sourced has a whole room dedicated to Brilliant Stranger, the collection of art, accessories and clothing by local artist Dawn Patel. It’s filled with warm and whimsical creations, perfect for fall and winter gifts. “Refab,” Patel’s line of upcycled clothing, features vintage clothing and fabric transformed through creative tailoring, mixing patterns and adding […]

  • Trick or Treat Down Third Avenue during Thrills on Third

    Sturgeon Bay is hosting Thrills on Third on Oct. 24 from 1 to 3 pm. Thrills on Third starts with a costume parade down Third Avenue and ends with trick or treating at businesses along the street. Participants in the parade should meet at Martin Park around 12:45 pm; the parade will be led by […]

  • Viva’s Vintage Holiday Market Returns for One Day

    At exactly 10 am on Oct. 24, Angie McMahon will swing open the doors to her barn at 2004 County Highway ZZ, Sister Bay, to reveal a wonderland of winter holiday decor and artisan made gifts for the one-day Viva’s Vintage Holiday Market. Among the many vendors to display their vintage and vintage-inspired wares are: […]

  • EPA Asked to Intervene in State Pollution Discharge

    On behalf of 16 petitioners from across the state, Midwest Environmental Advocates filed a Petition for Corrective Action on Oct. 20 with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to request action by both federal and state agencies to bring Wisconsin back into compliance with the Clean Water Act. Wisconsin citizens petitioning the EPA have longstanding water […]

  • Buy Tickets Now for 2016 EAA AirVenture

    Advance purchase admission tickets and camping credentials are now available for the 64th annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in, providing greater convenience for those traveling to the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.” The week-long event will be held July 25-31 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. EAA members and the general public can purchase tickets via a […]

  • Eye On the Night Sky: Leonid Meteor Shower Lights Up Autumn

    Sometimes, even Vladimir Putin makes a good decision. He abolished daylight savings time! Way to go, Vlad! Actually, he originally put all of Russia on “summer time,” but that proved to be a disaster because, according to the BBC, “summer time created stress and health problems, especially for people in northern Russia where the mornings […]

  • Time for Trivia

    It was 52 degrees and falling when we pulled into the Stone Harbor parking lot on a recent Thursday night, a not-so-gentle reminder of the colder, darker months to come. Making our way across the bar to a table for three, we looked around in anticipation of the first of what has become tradition for […]

  • Roy Lukes: Spiders Are Our Partners in Nature

    Even though people’s outdoor decorations related to the celebration of Halloween can’t compare with those of the Christmas season, nevertheless there occur some rather fascinating, albeit far-fetched concoctions devised for scaring passersby, or especially the little trick-or-treaters. Some feature enormous masses of gauzy spider web-like material draped over entire small trees or shrubs. Imagine how […]

  • Hans Christian to Perform on Gong and Tibetan Bowls

    Sturgeon Bay artist Hans Christian is offering three concerts on gongs and Tibetan bowls in November. Titled “Sonic Immersion,” these one-hour concerts will be performed live without electronics or amplification at his recording studio, STUDIO 330. “Gongs and Tibetan bowls have been in my sonic arsenal for a long time,” says the cellist, multi-instrumentalist, and […]

  • DCMM Space Available for Holiday Parties

    This holiday season, the Door County Maritime Museum will open its doors to local companies who are in search of a unique venue for their corporate or intimate holiday party. Set for the annual Merry-Time Festival of Trees, the museum’s galleries will be filled with dozens of Christmas trees decorated by local businesses. Guests are […]

  • Brilliant Colors of Fall at Plum Bottom Pottery

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery invites the community to view the latest work by three artists working in paper collage, pastel and glass. Josephine Geiger (glass), Gail McCoy (collage) and Laverne Bohlin (pastel) will display their latest pieces showcasing the brilliant colors of fall. These pieces illuminate the magical interplay of light, color and texture […]

  • End of Season Sale at Bazyli Studio

    Bazyli Studio Wearable Art will close its doors for the winter season on Oct. 24 at 5 pm. Selected jewelry will be offered at sale prices. Also, take this time to look at Peter’s new clothing designs for the upcoming fall/holiday season and exquisite Alpaca scarves and wraps that arrived just in time for the […]

  • Overheard and Shout Outs, Oct. 23-30

    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? “Oh geez, are they going to name it Khristmas?” “Slammed with a cold and Forrest Whitaker eye at the same time?” “They […]

  • Bay Ship Asks for Street Vacation

    Bay Shipbuilding General Manager Todd Thayse revealed at the Oct. 20 Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting that the company is interested in buying the land and buildings to be vacated by Palmer Johnson when it ends its operations in Sturgeon Bay at the end of the month. However, there is a condition: “In looking at […]

  • UW-Extension to Hold Mexican Cooking Demonstration

    The Door County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) is inviting the community to a “Mexican Cooking Demonstration” on Oct. 29 at 4 pm in the Peninsula Room of the Door County Government Center, 421 Nebraska Street in Sturgeon Bay. Imelda Delchambre, President of the Door County Hispanics HCE Club, will be the presenter. […]

  • Custom Raku at Ellison Bay Pottery

    Ellison Bay Pottery will celebrate its 41st season by hosting a Raku Party during the Ellison Bay Art Crawl weekend, Oct. 24 & 25. Participants can purchase an item (fish sculpture wall hanging or small vase) and a glaze and they’ll fire it for you while you watch. Firings will be from 11 am to […]

  • Packerland Conference Cross Country Championship Results

    Gibraltar hosted the Packerland Conference championships for cross country on Oct. 15. Below are individual winners for boys and girls. The top seven finishers are first team all conference and places eight through 14 are second team all conference. Boys 5K Run Jacob Wahlers, Algoma, 16:37 Caleb House, Gibraltar, 17:06 Harold Iwen, Algoma, 17:15 Zach […]

  • Q&A With Andrew Dane of the Fish Creek Waterfront Redevelopment

    The Pulse caught up with Andrew Dane, Community Development and sustainability expert with Short Elliot Hendrickson, charged with planning the redevelopment of Fish Creek’s waterfront. The firm held a workshop this week inviting suggestions from the public about possible improvements. Dane listed storm water runoff, parking and making the harbor more efficient as primary goals […]