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Peninsula Pulse September 28 – October 5, 2018

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  • DNR Releases Eagle Tower Sketches

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released new sketches of the new Eagle Tower Oct. 2. The plans came with the announcement that the State Natural Resources Board has accepted a $750,000 donation from the Friends of Peninsula State Park. The new design will consist of a 60-foot observation tower with a 1,000-square foot observation […]

  • 2018 Pumpkin Patch: Big Mouth, Carnival Rides, Fall Flavors

    One of Door County’s busiest weekends returns with Egg Harbor’s Pumpkin Patch Festival, Oct. 6-7. Visitors will flock to Egg Harbor for a lineup of live music, carnival rides, arts & crafts vendors, face painting, pumpkin and scarecrow displays, kids’ games, silent auction and lots of food and drink offerings. Saturday, Oct. 6 10am-2pm:  Modern […]

  • Sold: Horseshoe Bay Farms – Pulse Podcast

    This week on the Door County Pulse Podcast Andrew Kleidon is joined by Myles Dannhausen, writer and editor for the Peninsula Pulse, to talk about the future of the Weborg fishing property in Gills Rock, and the registration for the 2019 Door County Half Marathon. For our feature this week, we discuss the sale of […]

  • OBITUARY: Arnold Chester Copiskey

    Arnold Chester Copiskey, 87, died Sept. 29. He was a lifelong Door County resident. He was born Dec. 31, 1930 to Chester and Gladys (Oberer) Copiskey in Fish Creek. He worked at “the shipyard” for over 40 years before retiring in 1992. Arnold enjoyed watching television especially westerns and horror films and listening to music throughout […]

  • DNR Changes Camping Reservation System, Lowers Cost

    Beginning Dec. 17, people booking a campsite at Wisconsin State Park System properties will be able to use a new, improved and less expensive reservation system. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is contracting with a new reservation provider, Camis USA, Inc., that was awarded the reservation contract through a competitive bidding process. Camis USA […]

  • Sandra Martinez to Speak at Miller Art Museum

    The Miller Art Museum announces its final Second Thursday Program of 2018, an Artist Talk with contemporary Door County symbolist painter Sandra Martinez, which is scheduled for 10:30 am Thursday, Oct. 11. The event, happening in conjunction with the Museum’s newest exhibition, Abstract Thoughts, will take place in the main gallery of the museum and […]

  • OBITUARY: Myrtle May Fitzgerald

    Myrtle May Fitzgerald, 93, died peacefully at Scandia Village Care Center in Sister Bay, on Sept. 18, 2018. Myrtle will be remembered as a woman with a spark in her eye and a spring in her step.   She had a sense of adventure and sense of humor that stayed with her until her final days. […]

  • Packerland Conference Standings: Sept. 21

    Boys Soccer School Won-Lost-Tied-Points Sturgeon Bay 5-0-0-10 NEW Lutheran 3-2-0-6 Peshtigo 2-2-1-5 Kewaunee 2-3-0-4 Gibraltar-Sevastopol 2-3-0-4 Algoma 0-4-1-1   Football – 8-player Division School Won-Lost-Tied Gibraltar 5-0-0 Sevastopol 5-0-0 Gillett 4-1-0 Wausaukee 4-1-0 Lena-STAA 2-3-0 NEW Lutheran 2-4-0 Oneida Nation 1-4-0 Menominee Indian 1-5-0 Bowler-Gresham 0-6-0   Football – Large School Division School Won-Lost-Tied Kewaunee […]

  • October Milky Way: Eye on the Night Sky

    by John J. Beck   Even for those with little experience viewing the wonders of the night sky, October is a great time to view the Milky Way and other easily recognizable sights. Of course, one of the easiest ways to get started is to visit an event with amateur astronomers such as the Door […]

  • Blessing of the Animals Held on Oct. 7

    The Feast of St. Francis is celebrated in many Christian traditions with a Blessing of Animals. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church invites the community to bring pets or a picture of their pets, to the church on Oct. 7 at 1 pm. This includes those “pets” that are beloved stuffed animals as not everyone is able […]

  • Manners Matter: Job Search Etiquette

    Dear Mary Pat, I keep trying to tell my son that the job market is very competitive. He’s searching for a new job in his engineering field and he’s frustrated. I didn’t understand it at first either since he has an excellent resume and a very high GPA. After asking him a few questions, I […]

  • Archaeological Dig at Crossroads

    Fall has descended but Crossroads at Big Creek is staying busy with activities for all ages. On Sept. 28, the community is encouraged to join the Friends of Crossroads for a work party at 10 am, cleaning up buckthorn, honeysuckle and burdock. Loppers, gloves and old clothes are recommended, but there are tools to share. […]

  • Overheard & Shout Outs: Sept. 28, 2018

    OVERHEARD Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud? “It’s always bigger in my head than in reality!” “Yeah, that’s an old folks acronym.” “He’s the guy with magician hair.” “They […]

  • ‘Hip-Hop U’ Premieres on Wisconsin Public Television

    Profiling the University of Wisconsin-Madison First Wave scholarship program, a new documentary from Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) shares the story of a first-of-its-kind scholarship program empowering students to pursue a degree while developing their skills in the hip-hop art forms of spoken word, rap, writing, poetry, singing, producing and acting. Hip-Hop U: The First Wave […]

  • Door County Coffee Celebrates 25 Years

    Door County Coffee & Tea Co., the largest artisan coffee roaster and distributor in the county, just celebrated 25 years in business with new special edition coffee flavors and an Anniversary Sale this past weekend. Opened in 1993 by Vicki and Doug Wilson, what started as a modest café in Forestville has grown to become […]

  • GHA Raffle Basket Filled with Door County Goodies

    The Gibraltar Historical Association (GHA) has been collecting wonderful items for their 2018 Raffle Basket. The cost is $2 for a chance to win a prize of $500, with all benefits going toward the preservation of Gibraltar’s past. The winning ticket will be drawn late October and ready to be sent or picked up immediately. […]

  • Door County Tavern League Makes Donation for Veterans

    The Door County Tavern League donated $250 to the Veterans Annual Benefits fund, with matching funds coming from the Tavern League of Wisconsin. Submitted.

  • PEO Sponsors Students Doctorate Degree

    LaRae Bagnall is the latest recipient of an educational loan with a two-percent interest rate. Bagnall applied for this loan to help fund her doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Members of Chapter DF, the PEO sisterhood in Sturgeon Bay, sponsored Bagnall, who plans to graduate in May of 2020. To qualify […]

  • ADRC Moves Meal Site to New Location on Oct. 2

    After lots of consideration, the Aging and Disability Resource Center will relocate their Southern Door meal site from the Bayview Terrace Apartments in Forestville to the Brussels Community Center. The start date for the new meal site is Oct. 2. The Southern Door meal site will serve a hot lunch at noon on Tuesdays and […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Beach Comber

    Beach Comber is a sand-colored, 2-year-old domestic shorthair who came to the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus as a stray. He was found attempting to book a room at a hotel on Washington Island. He is laidback, enjoys a good head scratch, and would make a great addition to nearly any family. Like […]

  • Passport Photo Service Now Available at Kewaunee County Clerk’s Office

    The Kewaunee County Clerk’s Office now offers a passport photo service in addition to accepting passport applications. The cost for a passport photo is $12 and payable by cash, check, debit or credit card to Kewaunee County. Please be aware that routine processing for passport services takes four to six weeks. Photo sessions are by […]

  • Learn Proper Methods at AED and CPR Classes

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department partners with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. The four-hour class will teach infant, child and adult CPR and offers a two-year certification. The cost is $25 per person. […]

  • Door County Nominated for Best Fall Foliage

    Door County has been nominated for USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice award for “Best Destination for Fall Foliage.” Voting is underway at 10best.com. Whether it’s the curvy Northport road, along 300-miles of shoreline, or on top of a lighthouse, the peninsula has no shortage of breathtaking fall color locations. The contest launched Sept. 4 […]

  • Mortgage Burned, Ribbon Cut for Animal Shelter

    The transition from Door County Humane Society to Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus at the start of the year has been good for all concerned, especially the animals. The Door County shelter became a part of the larger organization at the start of the year, one of five campuses the independent nonprofit runs. […]

  • National Novena Held at National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help

    The National Novena to Our Lady of Good Help at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion is Oct. 1-9. This year marks the beginning of the celebration of the 160th anniversary of Mother Mary appearing to Adele Brise at Champion. The National Novena begins Oct. 1 and includes Family Day […]

  • E-Recycling Scheduled at Baileys Harbor Fire Station

    Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor will host a major electronics and home appliance recycling event Oct. 4, 3-6 pm, rain or shine. Bring your items to the Baileys Harbor Fire Station, 2404 Park Road. ReStore in Sturgeon Bay is no longer accepting electronic items. Most items are recycled for free, including computers, keyboards and […]

  • Fellowship Walk Raises Money for Food Pantries

    The 2018 Faith and Fellowship Walk will raise money for three of the local food pantries. The walk will be held Sept. 29 at Bay View Lutheran Church, located at 340 W. Maple, Sturgeon Bay. Registration is at 9 am and the walk starts at 9:30 am. There is no registration fee. Participants can pick […]

  • Framed: Holy Zucchini!

    Gibraltar School’s fourth grade class enjoyed an autumn field trip to Waseda Farms in Baileys Harbor. Submitted.

  • Ping Pong Ball Drop is Back at 2018 Fall Fest

    Amazing food, great live music, fun family activities and spectacular fall color all come together to serve up a festival like no other on the peninsula. The 73rd annual Sister Bay Fall Fest runs Oct. 12 – 14 throughout Sister Bay. The Arts and Crafts Fair features more than 100 artisans and their unique, handmade […]

  • CCR Column: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    by Anni Lampert Domestic Violence Advocate, HELP of Door County I have been a domestic violence advocate for just about two years and I have learned a lot. Of the many things I’ve learned I believe these struck me most:  Domestic violence targets are not always women, but oftentimes they are; being exposed to violence […]

  • Immanuel Lutheran Celebrates 125 Years

    Immanuel Lutheran Church celebrates 125 years on Sept. 30 with a “Celebration of Blessings.” The community is invited to join the celebration, starting with a Celebration of Worship at 10 am, then a box lunch and fellowship at 11:30 am, with a Celebration of Remembrance ending the afternoon at 1 pm. Reservations are needed for […]

  • ‘The Best of Billie Holiday’ with Mardra and Reggie Thomas

    Each fall, Birch Creek’s dedicated volunteers, known as The Associates, present a festive evening of social time, delicious food and incomparable music. This year, Mardra and Reggie Thomas, Birch Creek Jazz Session faculty members and guest artists, bring “Body and Soul: The Best of Billie Holiday” to the intimate setting of Juniper Hall for the […]

  • Cheers!: Eccentric Madness on Demand

    In case you’ve ever wondered, here’s how the magic fridge works. After a full day at work and then another couple of mind-numbing hours at a municipal meeting, I come home wondering why I didn’t go into plumbing or greenhouse farming instead of the newspaper business. And the magic fridge makes everything alright by coughing […]

  • 2018 Door County Treasure Hunt This Weekend

    Go all out and compete to win top cash prizes, or take your time meandering the central section of the peninsula, in the second annual Door County Treasure Hunt on Sept. 29. “Last year’s event was our first event, and it was more successful than we could have ever hoped. People had a blast,” said […]

  • ‘Walk with Me’ Remembers Victims

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the community is encouraged to join HELP of Door County in solidarity with victims of domestic violence for their annual “Walk with Me” event Oct. 3, 4 pm in Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay. The short program includes special guest speaker Lolita Philips, stories, poems and music to remember […]

  • Door County Thrive Hosts Fall Potluck on Oct. 4

    On Oct. 4 at 6 pm, Door County Thrive (DCT) will host its fall potluck at Flying Tractor Farm in Sturgeon Bay. Farm tours start at 5:20 pm. DCT will announce events for the 2018-19 season and give everyone a chance to network. Bring a dish to pass along with your own plates and utensils. […]

  • Trivia: What is the Smallest Living Shark?

    Question:  What is the smallest living shark?   Answer:  The dwarf lantern shark. Its maximum length on record is 7.9 inches.

  • Learning and Innovation Center Offers Free Sessions on New Tech

    The NWTC Learning and Innovation Center in Sister Bay periodically offers free sessions designed to introduce community members to new technologies. On Oct. 1, 11 am – 1 pm, Bob VanSchyndel, NWTC innovation and research specialist, will discuss and demonstrate virtual-reality and augmented-reality technologies. These technologies, such as zSpace and Hololens, allow users to enter […]

  • Catholic Financial Life Donates to Back-to-School Fair

    Pat Kaye and Rachel Demeuse, from Chapter 213 of Catholic Financial Life, met with Altrusan Nancy Kexel-Calabresa at the library on Sept. 18 to present a donation check for Altrusa’s largest service project, the Back-to-School Fair. This chapter holds several fundraisers during the year and selected proceeds go to Altrusa’s project. The local proceeds of […]

  • OBITUARY: George G. Pinney

    George G. Pinney, 94, of Urbana, IL, died in his sleep at home on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018. George was born Sept. 9, 1923 in Hiawatha, KS, the son of George and Janet (Daniels) Pinney. During his teen years, his family moved to Sturgeon Bay, where he graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School. It was […]

  • Sofia Talvik in Concert at Lost Moth Gallery Oct. 4

    Unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia Talvik somehow still conforms to American interpretations of her own original music, a North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy and a veteran performer with six full-length albums as well as numerous EPs, singles and tours behind her. Growing up in Sweden, her music has always had a special tint […]

  • OBITUARY: Elaine Grace Kalms

    Elaine Grace Kalms died Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 which would have been her 76th Wedding Anniversary. She was born on Sept. 29, 1921 in Sturgeon Bay to Louis and Grace Koessl of Sister Bay. Her parents at that time lived at Horseshoe Bay Farms in Egg Harbor where her father was employed. They later moved to […]

  • 12-Week Qi Gong Course

    Dancin’ On The Door is hosting a 12-week Qi Gong course with instructor Jen Aldrich. The class begins Oct. 2 and ends Dec. 17. Classes are held from 8:30-9:30 am.   Students will learn the Golden Qi Ball routine. These movements are part of a sequence that is geared for the five seasons in traditional […]

  • Psychedelic Rock & Roll at The Tambourine Lounge

    Bringing their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues, punk, Americana and good ‘ol psychedelic rock and roll, Hymn For Her is burning down the highway and heading back to Sturgeon Bay once again, this time to perform at The Tambourine Lounge on Oct. 2 at 7 pm. Touring tirelessly throughout the U.S. and Europe for years […]

  • Free Renewable Energy Tours Oct. 6

    To help increase awareness of renewable energy, free tours of homes and businesses using renewable energy systems will be held Oct. 6. This annual event hosted by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association is to showcase the renewable energy systems and energy efficient aspects of sites around the state. Last year 250 people visited one of […]

  • State News: DNR Budget, Tax Cuts and Health Care

    DNR’s Budget Request at $560 Million The Natural Resources Board met in Hayward Sept. 26 to take up several items, including the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ request for the 2019-21 budget. The agency has proposed a roughly $560 million budget for each year of the two-year budget. The proposed budget, a 1.7 percent increase […]

  • News From This Week’s Past: Dynamite Suits and Ephraim’s School

    All items are from the Door County Library’s newspaper archives, and they appear in the same form as they were first published, including misspellings and grammatical errors.   The Expositor Independent September 28, 1877 During the thunder storm last evening, the lightning followed the wire into the telegraph office in this place, and broke three […]

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    New Management Team Hired for Maritime Museum

    The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) has announced two important additions to its core management team. Kevin Osgood has been appointed the organization’s new executive director, while Sam Perlman has been appointed deputy director and development manager. Museum Board Chairman Bill Harder made the announcement. “With their respective expertise and experience, and their strong focus […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Boys Will Be Boys

    Comparing Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas in 1991 with Professor Ford’s allegations against Brett Kavanaugh has led me to believe that while progress for women has been made in the intervening years, much, much more still needs to occur. The discussion of the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Predicting Violence is Violent

    The recent article, “Another Road and Tree Battle?” (Peninsula Pulse, Sept. 14-21, 2018) anticipates “high drama” over the Liberty Grove Highway Committee’s desire to “start pulling trees out” on Door Bluff Park Road. At least this disregard for another Door County hallmark is out in the open. To be fair, there are a number of […]

  • New Sign in Peninsula State Park

    Look for a new sign highlighting bird migration along Shore Road in Peninsula State Park. With eight miles of shoreline and diverse forest habitat, Peninsula State Park is an official Migration Stopover Site. A grant through Friends of Wisconsin State Parks provided funding. Naturalist Kathleen Harris wrote text and worked with local graphic designer Sharon […]

  • The Bestseller List: Sept. 28, 2018

    HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng 2. There There by Tommy Orange 3. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles 4. Desolation Mountain by William Kent Krueger 5. French Exit by Patrick deWitt HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward 2. Educated by Tara Westover 3. Girl, […]

  • Southern Door’s Homecoming Celebration Starts Sept. 28

    Southern Door High School celebrates Homecoming with a pep rally at 10 am on Sept. 28. Later the same day the Southern Door football team will face the Peshtigo Bulldogs at 7 pm. A bonfire will be held before the start of the football game at 6 pm. On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Homecoming dance […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Sept. 28 – Oct. 4

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Zoning Board of Appeals meets at noon Oct. 2. The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 6 pm Oct 2, followed by the common council at 7 pm. County of Door:  The Resource Planning Committee meets at 2 pm Oct. 4. Town of Gibraltar:  The town board meets […]

  • Why Did the Giant Leopard Moth Caterpillar Cross the Road?

    Driving the back roads of Door County last weekend, you might have noticed the roads alive with woolly bear and related fuzzy caterpillars, such as this giant leopard moth caterpillar, on their annual fall migration, so many that no matter how diligently you might try to avoid them as you drive, you can almost hear […]

  • ICE Arrests Include 2 in Door County

    Two people in Door County and another four in Kewaunee County were among 83 people – six women and 77 men – arrested during a four-day roundup of individuals by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). The roundup throughout Wisconsin ran through Sept. 24. In an ICE […]

  • By the Numbers: Coffee

    In honor of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, we sit back with a steaming cup of joe and look at some coffee numbers. In addition to the caffeine jolt many coffee drinkers seek, studies have shown health benefits to coffee drinking that includes offering protection against Parkinson’s disease, type 2 diabetes and liver disease. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Lack of Emergency Animal Care in Door County

    We are seasonal campers at Wagon Trail Campground in Ellison Bay and 2018 is our fifth camping season in Door County. My husband and I camp about twice a month, from May through October, with our three Labradors.   On June 19, 2016, at about 9 pm on a Saturday evening, our young female Labrador […]

  • High School Sports Schedule: Sept. 28 – Oct. 4

    GIBRALTAR Cross Country Sept. 28 @ Spring Brook Golf Course, 7 pm Oct. 2 @ Brillion, TBD Football Sept. 28 @ Oakfield High, 7 pm Soccer (Boys) Oct. 1 @ Kewaunee, 4 pm Oct. 2 vs. Luxemburg-Casco, 6:30 pm Oct. 4 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 6:30 pm Volleyball Sept. 25 vs. Kewaunee, 7 pm Oct. 2 […]

  • Liberty Grove Seeks Purchase of Waterfront Gills Rock Properties for $1,452,800

    The Liberty Grove Town Board voted on Sept. 19 to hold a special town meeting on Oct. 16 after its annual budget hearing to get permission from voters to purchase three shorefront properties in Gills Rock. Town Chair John Lowry said it’s a continuous stretch of property along the bay, amounting to about 440 feet […]

  • Cordovas Perform at Door County Brewing Co. Sept. 29

    Cordovas, the American roots-rock group, bring their triple-stacked harmonies, southern storytelling and cosmic country twang to the Door County Brewing Co. Music Hall on Sept. 29, 7 pm. Cult favorites in Nashville, Cordovas offer a unique blend of songs and music with a nod to American influences that include the Allman Brothers, Grateful Dead and […]

  • Behind the Scenes at the Death’s Door Juniper Harvest

    Fifty bartenders walk into a bar… it sounds like the start to a joke, but instead, it was my Tuesday night. Having just arrived to Washington Island, the group of bartenders, bar owners and myself were there to partake in an annual tradition that has helped bring new life to the local economy and agriculture, […]

  • Nonprofit Formed to Preserve Horseshoe Bay Farms

    For more than a century the barns of Horseshoe Bay Farms have been an imposing presence on Bayshore Drive near Murphy Park. Thanks to the work of two generous families those barns will stand for decades to come. Lori and David Nicholas have entered into an agreement to purchase the farm from Glenn and Barbara […]

  • Proposed Kewaunee County Budget Lowers Taxes, Increases Broadband

    The proposed $23.7 million 2019 Kewaunee County budget includes $1 million for the expansion of broadband, doubling the capital improvement fund, and $657,000 in local bridge projects, all while decreasing the property tax rate. The total tax levy will increase by $226,104 to $12,090,120, but thanks to a 2.52 percent increase in the county’s equalized […]

  • Room Tax Returns Up Less than 1 Percent Through July

    Between 2017 and 2018, June stole a summer weekend from July, causing the midsummer month to show a three percent decline in room tax collections from the same month last year in the preliminary report. At the time of the report, 102 properties had not registered their room tax collections. Year to date, collections are […]

  • DCEDC Directed to Actively Improve Broadband

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation’s (DCEDC) Board of Directors met this month and unanimously directed DCEDC to take a leadership role in improving broadband in Door County. “Today, reliable and fast broadband is a foundational requirement, not a luxury,” said Jim Schuessler, DCEDC’s executive director. “We have people seeking broadband access to create home-based […]

  • KerberRose Welcomes Krisztina Dommer

    KerberRose, a Wisconsin certified public accounting firm specializing in auditing, accounting, business consulting, wealth management and technology consulting, announces Krisztina Dommer, CPA has joined the audit team as a Senior Manager for the Government Audit Team. Prior to joining KerberRose, Dommer was the Senior Manager of Government Services for a large multi-state firm. Her area […]

  • Wade in the Water: Review

    Many people think of a “poet” as a writer who searches for inspiration by wandering through the woods or walking beside the sea, notebook in hand. Perhaps Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken” or “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” comes to mind. But Tracy K. Smith, the current Poet Laureate of the United […]

  • New DCY Swim Season Begins

    A new swim season will be soon underway at the Door County YMCA. The DCY Swim Team, comprised of more than 140 youth swimmers representing both Northern Door and Sturgeon Bay, achieved recognition at the state and national level. In 2017, the DCY Swim Team attended more than 16 meets throughout the state and hosted […]

  • Door Community Auditorium Finishes Exterior Painting

    The team at Door Community Auditorium thanks Gibraltar Schools and Peninsula Painting for this summer’s facelift to the exterior of the auditorium. Longtime Door County residents Jaime Fernandez and Nicholas Barbasiewicz of Peninsula Painting recently completed the 2½-month-long project. Fernandez and Barbasiewicz were responsible for power washing, patching, priming and painting the auditorium’s exterior, trim, […]

  • Powdery Mildew, a Mostly Cosmetic Plant Problem

    A common sight this time of year is plant leaves covered with what looks like splotches of white dust. Plant leaves may have only spots of white, while others are completely covered. Some plants, like lilac bushes, may have large sections of the bush with grayish-colored leaves. Even though it might look like someone tripped […]

  • Kewaunee State Fishery Hosts Open House Oct. 6

    See where Lake Michigan trout and salmon get their start and enjoy a variety of family friendly fishing-related activities when the state fish egg collecting facility in Kewaunee holds an open house Oct. 6. The events give fish enthusiasts of all ages a chance to see Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources crews collecting eggs from […]

  • Golf League Results: Sept. 14-21, 2018

    MAXWELTON BRAES End of Season Nor-Door Golf League Results Final Top Four Teams:  Team 5 (Rossol, Picha, Cobb, Grady, Novotny); Team 1 (Podlasek, Skogsbakken, Whiteman, Steele, Quinn); Team 7 (Michalowski, Siegel, Fitzgibbons, Naleway, O’Brien); Team 2 (Thomas, Reeve, Beutler, Celusta, Joseph) Top 3 Low Gross Scores:  Hellen (37); Podlasek, Thomas, Rossol (39); Carlson, Leach (40) […]

  • Unity Hospice Welcomes David Schrier as Medical Director

    David Schrier, MD, has joined Unity Hospice as the new Medical Director. As Medical Director, Dr. Schrier is responsible for the review and certification of patient referrals to hospice and the oversight of patients’ medical care and treatment plans. Dr. Schrier comes to Unity Hospice with nearly 30 years of combined experience in oncology, hospice […]

  • Coffee Club for Women on Financial Markets Oct. 3

    Tara Pierre, a local Edward Jones financial adviser, will host a coffee club for women on Oct. 3, 8 am at GLAS Coffeehouse, 67 E. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay. At this upcoming coffee club, Pierre will provide education on financial market topics. Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call Tara Pierre at 920.746.0781. For […]

  • Door County Cooperative Celebrates National Co-op Awareness Month

    Join Door County Cooperative (DCC) in celebrating National Co-op Awareness Month and win some fabulous prizes along the way. In an effort to demonstrate community benefits of the cooperative business model, DCC invites the community to play CO-OPOLY, an interactive promotion running Oct. 1-31. “Cooperatives have the power to bring people together. With the power […]

  • Tryouts, Meetings for Club Volleyball

    The 2018-19 club volleyball season will soon start in Door County with the 1 Wisconsin Volleyball Club, formerly the Wisconsin Volleyball Academy. The following times are parent informational meetings and tryout information. For fourth through eighth grade athletes, the parents meeting is Oct. 3, 7-8 pm. Tryouts for ages 12 and younger, both boys and […]

  • ‘The Emissary’ Screening Sept. 28

    A showing of The Emissary, the first family-friendly, sci-fi epic adventure film shot in Door County, lands at Base Camp Coffee on Sept. 28. Movie-goers can enter a raffle to win a DVD, a spaceship kit, and other movie merchandise. After the show, meet director Tim Erskine, co-producer Holly Erskine and cast members. When a […]

  • Nsight Receives Broadband Expansion Grant

    Nsight Telservices has been selected to receive a broadband expansion grant through the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) totaling $104,331 to support fiber construction to Washington Island. Nsight partnered with Washington Island Electric Cooperative (WIE) for the grant. The fiber will be added to the replacement submarine electrical cable being installed from Northport Pier […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens

    Scenic bluff-top views. Secluded upland woods. Challenging climbs. Closed roads with only the sounds of nature and fellow runner’s footfalls. That’s the experience at the Door County Half Marathon in Peninsula State Park. Acclaimed writer and running coach Jenny Hadfield called the course “some of the most picturesque half marathon miles in the world.” Silent […]

  • Forum Shows Stark Differences in State Senate Candidates Frostman, Jacque

    Democratic Senator Caleb Frostman met Republican challenger Andre Jacque in a candidate forum at Southern Door School Auditorium Sept. 22, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Door County. Painting himself as an outsider Republican, Jacque, who has represented Wisconsin’s 2nd Assembly District since 2011, appeared to be on the defensive from the beginning, […]

  • The Story of White-nose Syndrome in Wisconsin

    Jennifer Redell of the Wisconsin DNR will discuss the local and national response to white-nosed syndrome in bats at the annaul meeting of the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) on Oct. 5, 9 am – 12 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. As part of the WDNR’s Bat Program Redell collaborates […]

  • Door to Nature: Bees in Trouble

    Jim Lundstrom’s story in the Sept. 14 issue of the Peninsula Pulse discussed the decline of aerial insectivores, particularly the chimney swifts. Some of our modern agricultural techniques are doing a lot to decrease the insects that most birds need to survive. One major problem affecting bees is the neonicotinoids used in making farming easier […]

  • As Peshtigo Fire Anniversary Nears, Belgian Heritage Center Remembers

    Barb (Englebert) Chisholm will reprise her portrayal of her great-grandmother, Emmerence (Gaspard) Englebert, who survived the Great Fire in October 1871 for three presentations at the Belgian Heritage Center on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 am and Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 am and 1 pm. The massive forest fire which raged Oct. 8, 1871 […]

  • Kewaunee County Completes Herbicide Treatments

    Herbicide treatments are complete throughout Kewaunee County. The Bay-Lake RPC worked with Wildlife and Wetlands Solutions to chemically treat phragmites, Japanese knotweed, and wild parsnip in the county. A map of the treated areas will be available soon. Follow-up treatments will get underway in September 2019.

  • Sixth Season of Wisconsin Premiered Sept. 27

    The sixth season of Wisconsin Life on Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) offers plenty to get excited about. Host Angela Fitzgerald connects viewers with what makes Wisconsin such a great place to live in and explore. Door County is explored by trolley car in an all-new episode of Wisconsin Life, “By Land or by Sea.” In […]

  • Algoma Clinic of DCMC Hosts Open House Oct. 3

    On Oct. 3, 6-8 pm,  the public is invited to Door County Medical Center – Algoma Clinic, 815 Jefferson St., for an open house and mixer. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet staff members from the Algoma Clinic and DCMC Algoma Rehab Services Facility. Mark Fergus, APNP, FNP-BC began providing Family Medicine services at […]

  • Sevastopol School Board Approves Increase in Substitute Teacher Pay

    At its Sept. 20 meeting, the Sevastopol Board of Education approved a number of policies, including student anti-harassment, suspension and expulsion procedures and staff use of personal communication devices. The board also moved to increase substitute teacher pay from $96 to $120 per day.

  • Reps in the News: Gallagher Tours Waterfowl Preserve

    Congressman Mike Gallagher Leaders from Northeastern Wisconsin Audubon Society and National Audubon Society met with Rep. Gallagher at the Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, where they discussed restoration efforts at the nearby Cat Island Chain Restoration Site. Audubon thanked the congressman for his support of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and for joining the Climate Solutions […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Tacky Play

    I retired and decided to move from Iowa to Door County in May 2015. I love sports so I decided to support the area teams in all sports and cheered for them for all games unless they were playing an Iowa team. I enjoyed the recent Badger-Hawkeye game, and would have accepted the loss, that […]

  • Hans Gruber and the Die Hards Perform at Door County Brewing Co. Oct. 5

    Austin, Texas-based punk band, Hans Gruber and the Die Hards, will stop by Baileys Harbor as a part of their “This Flat Earth!” tour. Known for their energetic performances, the band will bring their paranoia-fueled brand of ska-punk to the Door County Brewing Co. Taproom & Music Hall on Oct. 5 at 8 pm. The […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Good vs. Bad Neighbor Farmers

    I heard on a Door County radio station a local dairy farmer whining that if the county’s townships continue to restrict manure spreading that there wouldn’t be any farmers left in the county. This farmer is a classic poor neighbor farmer. A good neighbor example  farmer is the Peterson’s IN Appleton, Wis. “IN” is in […]

  • Ten Key Questions for Candidates Part 3: Education

    EDUCATION K-12 education is the single largest expense for taxpayers at both the state and local level in Wisconsin. Funding for schools comes from three main sources – state aids, local property taxes, and a small share from federal aids. The state provides two major types of aids: general aids, which are unrestricted and are […]

  • Commentary: A Tale of False Starts and Dead Ends

    Last year about this time I got an idea for a book, a comic novel of failed relationships, based on my own lifetime of unfortunate experiences. Yeah, I know, it’s been done. But I thought I had a new take on this old chestnut. First I’d present the story from the male’s perspective, and then […]

  • Peninsula Century Fall Challenge Photos 2018

    Door County is a beautiful place to bike all year (yes, even in winter on a fat bike), but there may be not better time than fall to bike on the peninsula. Len Villano captured scenes from the Sept. 15 Peninsula Century Fall Challenge ride, which sent riders on a 100 mile trek on a […]

  • Mosaic Arts Accepting Applications for Arti Gras 2019

    Presenting an eclectic display of the arts, Arti Gras showcases fine arts, artist demonstrations, cultural exhibits, music and dance performances, hands-on children’s activities and more. The 29th Arti Gras festival is held at the KI Convention Center in downtown Green Bay, March 9, 10 am – 5 pm, and March 10, 9 am – 4 […]

  • Jeremy Popelka Featured at Museum of Wisconsin Art

    Jeremy Popelka is included in an exhibit titled Fore and Aft: A Vitreous View of Time at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend. The show is on display from Aug. 18, 2018 to March 31, 2019. Popelka’s sand cast glass monoliths impress with their sheer presence. Straddling the boundary between representation and abstraction, […]

  • Julia Bresnahan Honored at Retrospective Show at UUF Gallery

    Julia Bresnahan: A Life in Art, a retrospective show of Bresnahan’s work, opens at the gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim, Oct. 7 – Nov. 25. An opening reception is scheduled for Oct. 7, 11 am. Multimedia artist Julia Bresnahan grew up learning about and surrounded by art. She found […]

  • Ephraim Holds First Art in Ephraim Weekend

    Ephraim will host the first annual Art in Ephraim weekend, Oct. 6-7. Visitors can spend the weekend perusing the various galleries and shops throughout the village. Businesses will welcome visitors to view their works of art including paintings, pottery, jewelry and furnishings. As attendees explore the unique shops and galleries, they will have the opportunity […]

  • Quilts, Gifts and Artist Demos at Mr. G’s Oct. 4-7

    The upcoming Art, Craft and Amish Quilt Sale will be held at Mr. G’s Hall on Highway 57, just south of Jacksonport, from 9 am to 5 pm, Oct. 4-7. More than 100 Amish-made quilts will be featured at the 21st annual sale. All of the quilting is done by hand, as is the Amish […]

  • Photographer Explores Connections at Meadows Gallery

    The Meadows Gallery presents the photography exhibit Connections: Humanity and Our Creativity, Our Achievements, Our Environment, Oct. 2-31. Connections features Door County photographer Dennis Connolly. “This exhibit will continue the theme of the universal connection which many people of other cultures share in common: that we all have passions, love for our family, ability to […]

  • The Many Facets of Mops at Yardstick

    Yardstick presents Mopping Up, an exhibit of new work by Melissa Dorn. Mopping Up, heavily influenced by industrial mop heads, comments on issues around labor, women’s work and abstraction. The exhibit features drawings, paintings and sculptures as well as an altering of the gallery space. While reading 33 Artists in 3 Acts by Sarah Thornton, […]

  • Get in the Holiday Spirit at Artzy Studio

    Artzy Studio features 10 Wisconsin artists in a special fine arts event, Oct. 1-28. The Fine Art Collection includes 100 works of art. The show includes: owl art by Clarence P. Cameron, paintings by Barb Essock, abstract images on metal by Colette Girard, stained glass by Norma Hove, ceramics, paintings and jewelry by Cynthia L. […]

  • Mixed-media Sculptures, Paintings at Idea Gallery

    “Out of the ordinary from ordinary objects” comes to mind when you view the works by three artists represented by Idea Gallery:  Wendell Arneson, David Kwasny and Cynthia Wolfe. This show features these three artists with their mixed-media sculptures and paintings. The opening reception for Exhibition #4 has expanded hours from 3-8 pm on Sept. […]

  • Wearable Art Show Returns to Sister Bay

    The artists and organizers of the Door County Wearable Art Show will transform the Sister Bay Village Hall into a showroom and boutique full of local and regional designer-made contemporary clothing, accessories and jewelry, Sept. 29-30.   The show promises to be filled with a selection of cool weather clothing and accessories, and handmade one-of-a-kind […]

  • Contemporary Art Gallery Tour hits Martinez Studio, Idea Gallery, Cappaert, and Juddville Clay

    Four festive receptions will run concurrently at Martinez Studio in Jacksonport, Idea Gallery in West Jacksonport, Cappaert Contemporary Gallery in Egg Harbor, and Juddville Clay Studio Gallery in Juddville on Sept. 29, 3-8 pm. Martinez Studio is a studio gallery showcasing the works of husband and wife, Sandra and Wence, as well as several other […]

  • Police Identify Man Killed in Peninsula State Park Fall Sunday

    The 70-year-old Elkhart, Ind., man who fell 100 feet to his death while reportedly hiking Eagle Terrace Trail in Peninsula State Park on Sept. 23 has been identified as Philip Miller. Officers with the Door County Sheriff’s Dept. responded at 2:24 pm to the Eagle Bluff Lookout area in the park after the report of […]

  • OBITUARY: Marilyn J. Koepp

    Marilyn J. Koepp died Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the age of 89. Marilyn, known to friends and loved ones as “Marnie” was born in Leona, Wisconsin in 1928.  She was raised in Oregon and Sturgeon Bay.  Marnie married William “Buggs” Koepp and together, they owned and operated The Hitching Post restaurant in Whitefish Bay […]

  • OBITUARY: Regina M. Knaapen

    Regina M. Knaapen, 99, of Sturgeon Bay died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at Pine Crest Village. She was born Sept. 29, 1918 in Kewaunee, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Peter and Anna (Marsichek) Knapmiller.  Regina graduated from Kewaunee High School in June of 1936. She worked for Wisconsin Bell as Kewaunee Chief Operator lending […]