Peninsula Pulse – Sept. 23-30, 2016

In this issue

  • Night Photography Tips, Little Eddie Big Cup & More Weekend Plans

    Just like that, September makes way for October. Take in the sights and sounds of autumn’s glory with a twilight tour of Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, stock up on handcrafted wearable art, or head to Potawatomi State Park to learn more about the plants lining the peninsula’s forest floors. Friday, September 30 Night Photography Know-How Join […]

  • County Adopts New Shoreland Zoning Ordinance

    Thanks to Act 55, which was added to the 2015-17 budget rather than going through legislative channels, Door County has a new standalone shoreland zoning ordinance that was approved by the county board at its monthly meeting on Sept. 20 on an 18-1 vote. Supervisor Steve Sohns, representing the Village of Ephraim and the Town […]

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves: Sept. 23, 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?   “I think you’ve hit the trifecta of jackassery.”   “Ugh. I don’t like that Italian wedding soup. It tastes like divorce.” […]

  • Fundraiser at Alexander’s to Help Kordon Family

    After a little more than three weeks in an intensive care unit, Gibraltar High School sophomore Sten Kordon is about to move to the rehabilitation floor at HSHS St. Vincent Children’s Hospital in Green Bay, reports his father, Peter Kordon. “In a nutshell, he’s doing better than expected,” Peter said in a telephone call on […]

  • National Public Lands Day on Sept. 24

    With about 5.7 million acres of public land to explore, Wisconsin provides numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation to residents and visitors alike. National Public Lands Day, occurring on Sept. 24 this year, is an ideal time to get outside, with cooler autumn temperatures, fall color and events occurring on several public lands across the state. […]

  • Pulse Price Report: Wisconsin Outpacing National Home Sales

    The Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) reported a nine percent increase in August home sales compared to 2015 and an increase of five percent in median home price from July. The increase in both home sales and price indicates unchecked demand for housing that is most pronounced around cities. Milwaukee County saw nearly a 10 percent […]

  • Jacksonport Planning Fire Station, Town Hall Improvements

    The Town of Jacksonport’s Buildings and Grounds Committee held the first of two public forums on Sept. 20 to enlighten the community about a plan to renovate and expand its combined town hall and fire station. Town officials and residents have bemoaned the fact that the town has long outgrown its bare bones pole barn […]

  • Server of the Week: Sam Nelson of Blacksmith Inn On the Shore

      If you ever cruise through Baileys Harbor You have probably seen this guy His name is Sam Nelson, of the Blacksmith Inn A man of great humor with an ever-present smile.   As the innkeeper of the longtime family biz, Sam is charged with keeping everything looking its best. He mans the front desk […]

  • Holocaust Survivor to Present Stories in Door County

    Fred Amram enjoys violent sports, he reports, a twinkle in his eyes, and lists them: politics, hockey and opera. This Holocaust survivor may have left a way of life behind him in Hanover when he escaped Nazi Germany as a six-year-old and made a new life in the United States. But he kept his good […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Sept. 23 – 30

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on Sept. 27. The Cable Advisory Council meets at 4:30 pm on Sept. 28. The Parks and Recreation Committee meets at 7 pm on Sept. 28. County of Door: The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm on Sept. 27. […]

  • Bill Rizzo to Speak About Public Engagement in Government

    UW-Extension specialist Bill Rizzo will provide an educational presentation for municipal and school officials as well as the public on “Building Community and Engaging the Public in Local Government.” Rizzo has more than 20 years of experience helping Wisconsin communities and residents understand and employ the best methods and practices for generating dialogue and deliberation, […]

  • Documents Charge Walker with Accepting Dark Money During Recall

    Governor Scott Walker Documents released by The Guardian indicate that Gov. Walker solicited and received corporate checks for the 2011 Senate recall fight and his own 2012 recall election. The checks – cut from corporate treasuries, not granted by individuals – were deposited into the account of the dark money group Wisconsin Club for Growth, […]

  • Questions & Authors: ‘Selected Artists of Door County’

    “How true the old adage: ‘it’s all in the eye of the beholder.’ But if we are to appreciate art, we must try to understand what the artist wanted to achieve. The greater our understanding, the more we enjoy art.” Throughout her new book Selected Artists of Door County, local art historian Virginia Jones Maher […]

  • Patti Fehl Earns Nursing Home Social Worker Award

    Patti Fehl recently received the 2016 Wisconsin Nursing Home Social Worker of the Year award. She has been the social services director at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village for 25 years. During her tenure she has seen many changes and has handled the challenges of long-term care with tenacity and grace. Her loyalty and dedication to […]

  • The Presidential Candidates’ Health Care Platforms

    From now through the presidential election in November, we will provide a look at the candidates’ platforms on major issues. We begin with health care. Candidate Clinton’s Health Care Platform Hillary Clinton has led and will continue to lead the fight to expand health care access for every American – even when it means standing […]

  • Climate Corner: Renewable Energy for a Stronger Wisconsin

    By Tyler Huebner   Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with the Climate Change Coalition of Door County about renewable energy. Instead of focusing on the environmental impacts of energy, however, I spoke about how renewable energy can be harnessed to make Wisconsin stronger economically. Wisconsin is about twice as dependent on […]

  • Grant Awarded for Northeast Wisconsin Bike and Pedestrian Plan

    The Bay-Lake Regional Planning Commission has been awarded grant funds in the amount of $108,000 to develop a Regional Bike and Pedestrian Plan for northeast Wisconsin. The award is part of the 2016-2020 Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) funding cycle. TAP allocates federal funds to transportation improvement projects that expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, […]

  • Science Snippet: ‘Walk In The Woods’ Therapy

      “Walk In The Woods” therapy? Numerous studies have shown that walking in a forest has beneficial health effects. One study showed that women living in heavily vegetated areas had a 12 percent lower risk of death from all causes compared with urban dwellers. Japanese researchers found that people who take two long walks through […]

  • Heroes of the Storm: U.S. Life-Saving Stations Rescued Many People in 130-Year History

    Bob Desh retired as a captain after a 36-year career in the Coast Guard, then served as executive director of the Door County Maritime Museum. He is also a former executive director of the Foundation for Coast Guard History and presently serves on the Museum Exhibit Advisory Panel for the National Coast Guard Museum, scheduled […]

  • Roy & Charlotte Lukes: The Reds of Autumn Sumac

    Have you ever mistaken wood for stone? This happened to me one time as I talked with a naturalist with whom I happened to be hiking. He wore a handsome bolo tie, which I remarked about, saying, “That’s an unusual polished stone. What kind is it?” He chuckled and his eyes sparkled as he replied, […]

  • Door County Holds Off On Peninsula Pride Farmers Well Water Program

    Door County officials decided not to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Peninsula Pride Farmers group about providing water to Southern Door residents whose wells are tainted with e-coli because Door County operates differently from Kewaunee County, which did sign the MOU. “It’s too rushed, too fast. We have to discuss it in […]

  • The Cheese Insider: How to Taste Cheese

    When you begin the joyous task of consuming cheese, consider these helpful hints: Before tasting any cheese, be sure to allow the cheese to come up to room temperature. If you have a wedge/piece of cheese larger than what you plan to eat/serve, then cut off the amount you think you will need, leave that […]

  • Cheers!: Peaking on Summit

      I have a great deal of love and admiration for the guys who pioneered the craft beer movement. It was a national movement that progressed regionally. Depending on where you lived in the late 1980s and into the early 1990s, you most likely had to drive to a larger community to find a craft […]

  • Door County Brewing Co. Jumps Through Final Governmental Hoop for New Taproom

    At its Sept. 15 meeting, the Door County Resource Planning Committee gave its approval for a conditional use permit to Door County Brewing Co., allowing the brewery to move from its current location at the corner of Park Road and County F in Baileys Harbor to the center of the town’s commercial district on Hwy. […]

  • Weather Wizard: Michigan Family Birthday Outing

    My big sister, Mallery, celebrated her birthday last week. Don’t ask her age; she doesn’t understand the question. She suggested a picnic in the woods, and the adults shrugged in agreement, because no one disagrees with the birthday girl. The little cousins however, ranging in ages from 3 to 11, were ecstatic. Our tribe of […]

  • Green Bay Packers History Lesson: 1957 NFL Season Saw the Opening of Lambeau Field

      On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers will host longtime rivals the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field. Following a two-game road trip to start the 2016 season, the Packers’ home debut will be their 60th held in the team’s current stadium, dating back to 1957. With Green Bay’s rich history, it is not surprising that […]

  • Door County Destroyers Headed to MSFL Championship

    It was one for the ages on Sept. 17 at Horlick Field in Racine. The Door County Destroyers were carried by the running game of TaMar Scott and the leg of Eric Natwick, plus a huge defensive interception to propel the Destroyers to the Mid-States Football League (MSFL) Championship Game. The score ended 31-14, but […]

  • DNR Provides Area Deer Hunt Forecast

    by Jeff Pritzl, DNR Northeast District wildlife supervisor [email protected]   Deer harvest in the Northern Forest Zone portions of Marinette and Oconto counties did not show evidence of herd growth during the 2015 season, but after a second mild winter, we can expect more adult deer in the herd this fall. Buck sightings should improve […]

  • 205 Coded Salmon Recorded in Gills Rock

    Nick Legler, a Sturgeon Bay-based fisheries specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, recently reported what was found through the voluntary Chinook salmon snout collection in Gills Rock in 2015. A total of 205 coded wire tags were recovered from Chinook salmon snouts that were voluntarily collected in Gills Rock last year. These samples […]

  • High School Fall Athletics: Sept. 23-30, 2016

    GIBRALTAR   Cross Country Sept. 29 @ Sturgeon Bay, 4:30 pm   Football Sept. 23 @ Lena, 7 pm   Soccer (Boys) Sept. 26 vs. Roncalli, 6:30 pm Sept. 27 vs. NEW Lutheran, 6:30 pm Sept. 29 @ Algoma, 4:30 pm   Volleyball Sept. 24 – Tournament @ UW-Oshkosh, 8 am Sept. 27 – Pink […]

  • Local Prep Sports Standings: Sept. 18, 2016

      Football Standings – Great 8 North Conference (8-Player) (School, Conference Record, Overall Record, Conference PCT)   Green Bay NEW, 4-0, 4-1, 1.000 Sevastopol, 3-1, 4-1, .750 Lena/St. Thomas, 2-1, 2-3, .667 Gibraltar, 2-2, 2-3, .500 Oneida Nation, 1-2, 1-4, .333 Menominee Indian, 1-4, 1-4, .200 Bowler-Gresham, 0-3, 0-5, .000   Football Standings – Packerland […]

  • Letter to the Editor: German-Polish Connection

    Reading your article about Hedwig Peil [“Hedwig Peil: The ‘Mail-Order Bride’ Who Took Door County by Storm” by Patty Williamson, volume 22, issue 38] reminded me of some strong-willed and intelligent Polish women I have known. Hedwig is a Germanic version of Jadwiga, who was queen of Poland in the 1400s, and who was canonized […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Downsize Your Down

    Misrepresentation in labeling rears its ugly head again. As cooler weather approaches, we began thinking about warm coats and jackets and soft, snuggly quilts and duvets. Nothing says warmth better than goose down. But at what cost to the animals that suffer, that the down is there for the stuffing? Eighty percent of the world’s […]

  • Biologists Cheered by Discovery of New Bat Species in State

    After a decade of bad news about bats dying from white-nose syndrome, Wisconsin bat researchers have literally caught some good news. While searching Avon Bottoms State Wildlife Area in Rock County to learn more about the summer habitats of bat species vulnerable to white-nose syndrome, they caught in their nets an evening bat, a new […]

  • ‘Water Well’ Presentation at Crossroads at Big Creek

    On Sept. 28 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay, representatives from Peninsula Pride Farms will present a program on their efforts to prevent water pollution. Don Niles will lead the lecture. He said, “I am a dairy farmer and veterinarian from Kewaunee County. This last year we have started up […]

  • Obituary: Maynard J. Hegnet

    Maynard J. Hegnet, Jr., 57, of the Town of Clay Banks, Sturgeon Bay, died Sept. 19, 2016 at his home. He was born September 24, 1958 in Kewaunee, the son of Maynard Sr. and JoAnne (Kinjerski) Hegnet. He graduated from Southern Door High School in 1976. Following high school, he worked for a few years at Bay […]

  • Obituary: James H. Yorita

    James H. Yorita, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Golden Living Dorchester on Sept. 19, 2016.  He was born July 25, 1927.  Jim had lived in Seattle, Wash., Des Moines, Iowa, Chicago, Ill., and Flossmoor, Ill., before he and his wife retired to their favorite place to be, Sturgeon Bay. Jim proudly served his country in the […]

  • Obituary: Olivia Martin Dahl

    Olivia Martin Dahl, 16, of Sister Bay, Wisconsin, died on September 18, 2016, from injuries sustained in a small airplane crash in Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, Wisconsin. Olivia was born December, 9, 1999, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was a lifelong resident of Liberty Grove Township, and the fifth generation to live in the […]

  • Obituary: Ida Louise Zacher

    Ida Louise Zacher died September 18, 2016 at Whispering Pines CBRF in Sturgeon Bay. She was born January 28, 1914 in England, the daughter of Henry and Edith (Brooks) Shepherd. Ida attended school in England, and her father had worked for King George V before her family came to Canada in the 1920s. She grew up […]

  • Obituary: Randall Irwin Kundsen

    Randall Irwin Knudsen, loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and teacher, of Mount Prospect, IL, and also of Sturgeon Bay, WI, died peacefully Saturday morning, September 17, 2016 at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF in Sturgeon Bay, with family at his side. Randy spent thirty-six years teaching high school English and coaching debate, but perhaps his greatest lesson was teaching us how […]

  • Obituary: Bonnie J. Miller

    Bonnie J. Miller, 69, a lifelong resident of Elmhurst, Ill., died Sept. 16. She was the daughter of the late Louis and Dorothy Miller of Sturgeon Bay; sister of Paul (Pam) Miller; aunt of Lisa (Scott) Burford, Robert Miller and David (Beth) Miller; great aunt of Hannah, Jackson, Kennedy, Emily, Otto and Atticus. Bonnie was a […]

  • Obituary: Anita Norma Peterson

    Miss Anita Norma Peterson, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, danced into the arms of the Lord, Friday evening, September 16, 2016 in the comfort of her home, with friends at her side. Arrangements are pending at this time and have been entrusted to Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay. Condolences and memories may be […]

  • Obituary: Ruth Ann Buergermeister

    Ruth Ann Buergermeister died September 16, 2016 at Golden Living Center-Dorchester in Sturgeon Bay, just over a month before her 98th birthday. She was born October 24, 1918 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Marie (Dorsch) Greis. Following her graduation from Washington High School in Milwaukee in 1937, she went on to study at […]

  • Obituary: Gardner A. Orsted

    Gardner A. Orsted Jr., 99, died September 13, 2016. Born on June 2, 1917 at home in “The Polish Settlement,” Town of Gibraltar, Gardner was the oldest of 12 children born to Gardner and Theresa (Tracy) Schram Orsted. He attended Pershing Grade School and was a 1935 graduate of Gibraltar High School, Fish Creek. He was […]

  • Kewaunee County Recognized by Wisconsin Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Program

    Kewaunee County is being recognized by the Wisconsin Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (DEC) for developing a DEC program that helps children who have been exposed to illegal drugs and/or may be at risk for abuse and neglect. The Wisconsin Alliance for Drug Endangered Children defines a DEC program as an organized effort that responds […]

  • Volunteers Needed for Northern Door Community Blood Drive

    The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers for the Northern Door Community Blood Drive in November. Contact Gerald at 920.421.8195 for more information or sign up at The American Red Cross also urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to […]

  • Door County Parkinson Disease Support Group Welcomes Guest Speaker Sept. 24

    The Door County Parkinson Disease Support Group is having a special speaker on Sept. 24 at 3 pm. Dr. Prasad Kanneganti, neurologist from Prevea Green Bay, will come to Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church at 836 Michigan St., to talk about Parkinson Disease. Anyone who would like to learn more about this disease and treatment […]

  • Literacy Door County Takes Part in Campaign to Recruit 1,200 Literacy Tutors

    This year marks the 13th annual tutor recruitment campaign to address the literacy needs of adults in Wisconsin; the campaign is to get 1,200 tutors in 12 weeks. Literacy Door County, Inc. (LDC) is a participant in the tutor campaign and is seeking to recruit volunteers throughout Door County. According to Wisconsin Literacy, 1.5 million […]

  • End-Of-Summer Cookout at Bank of Luxemburg to Benefit Door County Humane Society

    On Sept. 28, 11 am – 1:30 pm, the Sturgeon Bay Bank of Luxemburg (519 S. Lansing Ave) will hold an end of summer cookout. All proceeds from this event will go to the Door County Humane Society and the many animals that currently call the shelter home. The menu for this cookout consists of […]

  • Next Jacksonport Historical Society Meeting Features the Story of Charles Koulias, WWII Veteran

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society on Sept. 28 at 7 pm at the Jacksonport Town Hall as they showcase Charles Koulias. CDR Gary Rezeau, U.S. Navy (retired), and Shaun Koulias, Charles’ son, will present an interesting evening learning about one of Door County’s WWII heroes and a veteran of the Maritime Unit of the Office […]

  • “Life After Loss of a Spouse” Support Group Held Monthly at Bay View Lutheran

    “Life After Loss of a Spouse: Through Healing Grief” Workshop will be held 10 – 11 am at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Join the workshop each month for an hour of learning and sharing tools and tips about the grieving process. Hear from grief experts as well as from fellow community members […]

  • Bread & Water Hosts Presentation with Alzheimer’s Association Outreach Specialist

    On Oct. 3 at 9:30 am, Vicki Johnson, outreach specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association, will present “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease” at Bread & Water on Washington Island. This 90-minute program is for understanding the difference between normal age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a […]

  • Door County Public Health Department Sets Flu Vaccine Clinics

    Flu vaccine clinics have been set by the Door County Public Health Department. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine this fall. The health department will give the quadrivalent vaccine this year, which includes protection from four different viruses. There will be a $36 […]

  • Learn about Fall Prevention at Next Community Health Information Program

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Falling Is Not An Option” on Oct. 23 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay. This month’s speaker is Christine Webb-Miller. She will discuss fall prevention, balance training and ways to stay safe while out and about. Webb-Miller brings […]

  • Door County Civility Project Asks Moderators to Adopt Debate Standards

    The Door County Civility Project joined the National Institute for Civil Discourse in calling on the presidential debate moderators to adopt a set of Debate Standards designed to ensure that the 2016 Presidential Debates are fair, informative and civil. More than 60 organizations signed on to the debate standards, which include guidelines for moderators, the […]

  • Door County Maritime Museum’s Tower Campaign Still Raising Funds for Construction

    The Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society has been actively engaged for nearly a year in a fundraising campaign to both construct a 10-story museum tower addition and expand the current facilities in Sturgeon Bay. The campaign has reached out to more than 2,000 individuals, corporations, foundations and small businesses. Nearly half of […]

  • “Guys and Does” Returns to Northern Sky

    Northern Sky Theater is highlighting its fall season with the return of Guys and Does, a quirky comedy musical celebrating Wisconsin’s deer-hunting culture. Written by Frederick “Doc” Heide and Lee Becker, with music by Paul Libman, Guys and Does broke Northern Sky box office records with 54 straight sold-out performances in its premiere season in […]

  • MDCMC Dental Clinic Receives WPS Foundation Grant

    The Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) Dental Clinic recently received a grant from the WPS Foundation for $1,500. The MDCMC Dental Clinic is a nonprofit clinic that has been providing oral health care to the underserved since 1999. The Dental Clinic is the only clinic of its kind in Door and Kewaunee Counties which […]

  • Featured Pet: Sammy

    Hi Door County, this is Sammy, a three-year-old Boxer. As you can see by his picture he has a black and white coat and a great big smile. Sammy came to the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) a few weeks ago as a surrender because his family could no longer take care of him. He’s […]

  • Lo Artisan Distillery Defaults on Door County Revolving Loan

    The owners of Lo Artisan Distillery, makers of a traditional high-proof Hmong rice liquor, at 1607 Stevenson Pier Road in Brussels, failed to appear at a Sept. 6 court hearing. The County of Door was awarded a default judgment of $33,452.78 plus interest from April 20, 2016. Owners Po Lo and Charlotte Vang owed that […]

  • Steve Vickman Named HELP of Door County Executive Director

    The Board of Directors of HELP of Door County, Inc. announces Steve Vickman has accepted the position of executive director with the organization. In his new role, Vickman will oversee the organization’s day-to-day operations, work collaboratively with area nonprofits and governmental units and with the board to set the strategic vision for the organization. Steve […]

  • New Research Shows Value in Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments

    Agricultural economists at the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin published new research showing the value that neonicotinoid seed treatments create for farmers. 

Dr. Terrance Hurley at the University of Minnesota and Dr. Paul Mitchell at the University of Wisconsin published their work in the leading journal, Pest Management Science. Based on their analysis […]

  • Wisconsin Governor’s Summit on Cybersecurity is Oct. 27 at UW-Madison

    Last year, individuals and businesses in Wisconsin lost more than $10 million in cyber theft. Fighting cyber threats and attacks is important not only for business but also government agencies as well. In August, the State of Wisconsin alone blocked more than 1.4 million suspicious emails daily that entered the state system that could have […]

  • 10-Year-Old Ayrshire Selected as 2016 Wisconsin Cow of the Year

    Grand-View BBBK Dreamer, a 10-year-old Ayrshire bred and developed by Grand-View Ayrshires of Cecil, Wis., has been named the 2016 Wisconsin Cow of the Year. Dreamer will be recognized with this honor during the International Ayrshire Show at this year’s World Dairy Expo. Each year, the Wisconsin Purebred Cattle Association selects a cow to represent […]

  • Framed: Last Weekend of Summer

    Enjoying the last weekend of summer (from left) Craig VanZandt, Megan, Maddie, Cole, Griffin and Jack. Submitted.

  • Manners Matter: The Polite Way to Deal with a Grandstander

    Dear Mary Pat,   A group of my friends and I all went out to dinner a couple of weeks ago. We all go out frequently together with the exception of one guy “Joe.” Joe paid for his drinks at the bar and made sure to keep his expenses separate from the group tab. The […]

  • Trivia: Who Received the first Nobel Peace Prize?

    Question: Who were the recipients of the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901?   Answer: Jean Henry Dunant (originator of the Geneva Convention and founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross) and Frédéric Passy (founder and president of the first French Peace Society).

  • Southern Door Alumni Welcomed Back for 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert

    The Southern Door Community Auditorium kicks off its 25th anniversary year with a “Living the Legacy” Reunion Concert on Sept. 24 at 7pm. Southern Door Community Auditorium is thrilled to welcome back Southern Door alumni from the classes of 1992-2016. The show will feature memorable musical moments in honor of the auditorium’s 25th anniversary. The […]

  • Lawrence University Cello Ensemble to Perform at Björklunden Sept. 25

    Lawrence University’s Björklunden will host a concert on Sept. 25 at 1:30 pm. The Lawrence Cello Studio makes their annual trip to Björklunden accompanied by a number of alumni who have gathered to celebrate Professor Anthony’s upcoming retirement. LUCE (Lawrence University Cello Ensemble) will perform pieces by Lawrence composers past and present. Also performing will […]

  • TAP Now Scheduling Student Matinees for ‘The Gin Game’

    Third Avenue Playhouse in historic downtown Sturgeon Bay is scheduling student matinees for the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Gin Game. Schools, individual classrooms, homeschool students, and parents may schedule student matinees for Thursdays and Fridays through Oct. 14. D.L. Coburn’s The Gin Game runs two hours and has a 10-minute intermission. Audience members may ask […]

  • Peninsula New Horizons Band Begins Fall Semester Sept. 29

    The Peninsula New Horizons Band (PNHB) program was developed for adults who wish to learn to play a band instrument, or re-learn an instrument they used to play. Classes are fun and informal, and provide a nice opportunity to mix with like-minded adults who love band music and instruments. For both new and current students, […]

  • Peninsula Players’ ‘The 39 Steps’ On Stage through Oct. 17

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces new curtain times for its 2016 fall season with 7 pm evening performances and 3 pm matinees on select Sundays to its performances of the wildly comic thriller, The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow, running through Oct. 17. This engaging Tony Award-winning adventure is a fast-paced boisterous comedy featuring 150 characters […]

  • Free Limburger and Aged Brick Samples at Wisconsin Cheese Masters’s Stinkfest

    Wisconsin Cheese Masters will present the second annual “Stinkfest” on Sept. 24, 1 – 3 pm. This outdoor event will feature free samples of the very “aromatic” Wisconsin Limburger and Aged Brick. New this year: visitors will not only be offered samples of the most odoriferous cheeses, Wisconsin Cheese Masters is going to be grilling […]

  • Yoga Nidra & Beginner Yoga Workshops at Door County Yoga

    A Beginner Yoga Workshop is scheduled for Sept. 24, 12 – 2 pm, at Door County Yoga, located at 143 N 4th Ave in Sturgeon Bay. This two-hour workshop will cover basic postures, alignment, and modifications to suit the needs of all participants. Breathing techniques, yogic philosophy and terminology will be discussed as well. The […]

  • Narrated Bus Tour of Door County’s Historical Taverns is Sept. 24

    Back by popular demand, the Door County Historical Society invites people to “There’s a Tavern in the Town,” a narrated bus tour of Door County’s Historical Taverns on Sept. 24. Each rural crossroads had three things in common: a church, a school and a tavern. Within a stone’s throw, you could get education, salvation and…damnation! […]

  • Fresh-Picked Apples and More at Orchard Country Winery’s Fall Harvest Fest

    Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market will host its annual Fall Harvest Fest on Sept. 24, 10 am to 4 pm, with complimentary tasting of its wines, fresh-picked apples and specialty foods. The fun also includes apples for picking, free guided winery tours – every hour from 10 am – 4 pm; and two delicious […]

  • Heritage Village at Big Creek Hosts Apple Day Sept. 25

    The Door County Historical Society will celebrate Apple Day on Sept. 25 at Heritage Village at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The Village will extend its hours from 12 to 3 pm for the day, and guests can sample Door County’s lesser-known fruit. Apple origins date back thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and […]

  • New Bike Self-Service Station in Sturgeon Bay

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) is excited to announce the opening of a newly installed bicycle self-service station at their Door County Welcome Center in Sturgeon Bay. The station is aimed at keeping bicyclists on the road or trail by providing the tools needed for common repairs or adjustments. The free outdoor station includes […]

  • Woodwalk Concert Series Hosts Concert to End Gun Violence

    On Sunday, Sept. 25, hundreds of musicians, organizations and activists will come together to promote awareness of firearm victims through The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Anchored by a concert in Brooklyn’s Beacon Theatre, featuring Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Marc Cohn, Vy Higginsen’s Gospel Choir of Harlem, and Eddie Vedder, Concerts Across America […]

  • Book Review: ‘Alexander Hamilton’

    When the musical Hamilton opens in Chicago on Sept. 27, Midwestern audiences will be able to experience one of the most unlikely projects in the history of musical theater. The guiding genius of this project is Lin-Manuel Miranda, an actor, composer, writer, and hip-hop musician (an impressive, if unusual list of accomplishments). Miranda also has […]

  • Q&A With Rachel Stollenwerk, Campaign Director for Eagle Tower Fund

    The Pulse caught up with Rachel Stollenwerk, the woman in charge of the campaign to rebuild Eagle Tower. This 27-year-old Fish Creek business owner and board member with the Friends of Peninsula State Park brings project management experience to one of the biggest projects ever brought to the crown jewel of Wisconsin’s state parks. Responses […]

  • Parents of Student Pilot Olivia Dahl Release Statement

    The outpouring of grief has been intense after the Sept. 18 crash of a Cessna 182 in Peninsula State Park that took the life of 16-year-old student pilot Olivia Dahl and Ralph Keller, the 69-year-old owner of the Cessna who was transporting Olivia from her flying lesson in Green Bay. The crash was reported to […]

  • OWI Arrest Downtown Sturgeon Bay

    On Sept. 15 at approximately 5:17 pm, police received a 911 call reporting an intoxicated driver leaving a downtown Sturgeon Bay establishment, after being told not to drive or the police would be called. Police located the vehicle soon after the 911 call in the downtown area, noticing the driver had crossed the center line. […]

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 6-15, 2016

    ALPINE   Alpine Men’s Golf League (Sept. 6) Sept. 6 Leaders: #1 Man – D. Severson 38, P. Wiesner & P. Hickey 39; #2 Man – M. Dufeck (parred every hole) 35, T. Weisensel 39, J. Rader 40; #3 Man – D. McCarthy 41, J. Lecy 47, R. Kenny 48; #4 Man – R. Johnson […]

  • Golf Events for Sept. 23-Oct. 1, 2016

    Alpine Shamble League  The Shamble League has started at Alpine Golf Course in Egg Harbor. Held on Tuesday nights with a 4:30 pm start, all golfers are welcome. The cost is $20 for cart and golf. Prize money paid out each night. For example, for 18 golfers there will be $90 paid out. Take best […]

  • Baileys Harbor Photographer in International Exhibit

    As the winner with her image “Foggy Orchard” in the Nature/Flower category of the 7th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers and a finalist with two images in the 8th edition of the award in the Fine Art and Landscape categories, Baileys Harbor resident Arlene Stanger has been invited to exhibit […]

  • One-Of-A-Kind Enamel Jewelry at Plum Bottom

    Plum Bottom Pottery and Gallery is pleased to carry the work of jewelry artist Ava Austin. Austin’s copper bracelets are hand painted with her patented FaPaint that is completely flexible and will not peel or chip when the cuff is opened or pinched closed – making these bracelets completely customizable to any wrist size. With […]

  • Annual Fall Group Exhibit at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will celebrate the opening of the final show of the 2016 season with a reception on Sept. 24, 1 – 5 pm. The exhibit includes a group show titled, Gifts from the Heart, featuring artwork especially good for gift giving. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served, and the public is welcome. […]

  • Art Alcoves Reception for Hope Church Members

    A reception will be held at Hope Church’s Art Alcoves Gallery on Sept. 29, 6 – 7 pm, for two of Hope’s members who will show their artwork from now through October. Sue Maclean displays the art of her maternal aunt, Amy Drake Thompson, who studied art at the Robert Young School of Art in […]

  • Cookie Art and Watercolors at DCAL Gallery

      A lifelong artist and watercolorist, Davida Schulman is the artist of the week beginning Sept. 24 at The Gallery of the Door County Art League. She earned her MFA from Illinois State University (ISU) and is a member of the Watercolor USA Honor Society and Distinguished Alumni at ISU College of Fine Arts. She […]

  • Bazyli Jewelry at Linden Gallery Trunk Show

    Peter Ciesla and Skye, owners of Bazyli Studio Wearable Art Gallery in Baileys Harbor, will have their annual trunk show at Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay, Oct. 1 & 2. They have been showing their unique beaded jewelry with Linden Gallery since 2006. This trunk show features amber as well as their ongoing Asian Collection […]

  • Last Door County Wearable Art Show of 2016 is Oct. 1 & 2

    The final Door County Wearable Art Show of 2016 will be held Oct. 1, 9 am to 5 pm, and Oct. 2, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Sister Bay Village Hall. The show has contemporary, artist-made women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry in a wide range of styles, sizes and prices. Local designer Sue […]

  • The Visual Art of Norbert Blei on Display at UUF

    Few of writer Norbert Blei’s many readers are aware of his prolific visual arts output, comprised of a large collection of watercolors and mixed media paintings. The renowned Door County writer used painting as a break from long sessions at the typewriter, he often noted, and to express what can’t easily be communicated in words […]

  • October Reception is Oct. 7 at James May Gallery

    Visit James May Gallery in Algoma for their October Exhibition Opening Reception on Oct. 7, 5:30-8:30 pm, featuring ceramics by Jill Birschbach and paintings by Kendra Bulgrin. Refreshments provided by Von Stiehl Winery and Renard’s Cheese. Artists will be present. Opening receptions will also be held at the gallery’s neighbors – The Jabberwock and Clay […]

  • New Artist at Cappaert Contemporary Gallery

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor is excited to welcome new artist, Mary Jane Allen Armstrong. She is from the Madison area and creates stunning, contemporary artful pieces of jewelry in reclaimed aluminum. She fell in love with art metals and studied at UW-Madison while taking metal working classes. Creating an aluminum prototype for a […]

  • Fall Art Fair on Sept. 24 at Settlement Shops

      The Settlement Shops Fall Art Fair will be held Sept. 24 from 10 am to 5 pm. Many artists in a variety of media will display their newest creations along the meandering path amongst the shops. Live music by Gerry Fields as well as lunch and snacks by Greens & Grains Cafe will make […]

  • Festival of Books and Authors at Peninsula Bookman

    The Peninsula Bookman will host its third annual Festival of Books and Authors on Sept. 24. This year five Wisconsin writers with more than a dozen of their works will attend the festival. This year’s event will include Kathleen Ernst, author the recently released seventh volume from her Chloe Ellefson mystery series A Memory of […]

  • The Bestseller List: Sept. 11, 2016

      HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny 2. Manitou Canyon, by William Kent Krueger 3. The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead 4. Razor Girl, by Carl Hiaasen 5. The Nix, by Nathan Hill HARDCOVER NONFICTION  1. Love Warrior: A Memoir, by Glennon Doyle Melton 2. Hillbilly Elegy, by J.D. Vance 3. Between […]

  • Eagle Tower Deconstruction and Future Plans

    Deconstruction of Eagle Tower began on Monday, Sept. 19, and lasted until Friday, Sept. 23. Although the tower was completely taken down by Tuesday morning, the site remained closed as the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) removed the wood pieces and cleared the site. The deconstruction crew took the 84-year-old tower down in three stages, […]