Volume 15 Issue 22 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Quilt Show at Door County Outpost

    Area quilters will display their talents this Labor Day Weekend at the 4th annual Quilt Show and Sale, held at the Door County Outpost in Egg Harbor. More than 150 quilt items will be on display September 4 – 7 from 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Kiwanis Club Kicks Off Travelogue Series

    The Kiwanis Club of Northern Door kicks off their 30th season of presenting travel films to the community on Friday, September 18 at 7:30 pm, with veteran travel film producers Don and Fran Van Polen presenting A Taste of Old Holland.

  • Gibraltar Talks Lecture Focuses on Lumberjack History

    Escanaba, Michigan-based author and historian Bill Jamerson will be on hand for a musical presentation on lumberjack history as part of the Gibraltar Talks program series.

  • Wine:30

    What’s in a bottle? Although wine making dates back thousands of years, bottling wine in glass bottles is a relatively recent development that can be traced back to the Roman Empire.

  • Servers of the Week

    Eddie Rockwell, Sister Bay Bowl Jason Rockwell, Bayside Tavern The staff at the Pulse thought that reinstating its popular “Server of the Week” was a perfect way to say thank you to the countless Door County bartenders and “waitrons” that have slung food and drinks throughout the duration of the summer.

  • Nasewaupee….Music Festival?

    For a community as small as Door County, it’s always a promising sign when there’s a chance to increase the visibility of the live music and nightlife scene on the peninsula.

  • Player Profile

    Sue (Small) Burlo Sturgeon Bay Sue is currently enjoying possibly her best year of golf. She has posted an impressive eight rounds in the 70’s, and is looking forward to competing in the Cherryland Open this September.

  • A Review – A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

    Have you ever seen The Perfect Dog? Of course you have.

  • Making the Turn

    Senior State Amateur Visits Door County Touted as one of the three biggest amateur tournaments directed by the Wisconsin State Golf Association, the Senior State Amateur took place this year at Horseshoe Bay on August 24 and 25.

  • Kopischke Reads at Dickinson Series

    Anya Kopischke is the featured poet for the September 9 Dickinson series event sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) in Ephraim.

  • Burtons to Read from Door County’s Islands at Peninsula Bookman

    Paul and Frances Burton, authors of the most recently released work of Door County history, will be appearing for a reading and presentation at The Peninsula Bookman in Fish Creek on Wednesday, September 16 at 7 pm.

  • Culture Club – Peninsula Arts & Humanities Alliance

    With the onset of World War II, many Americans found themselves answering their nation’s call to duty. So it was with the Door County Maritime Museum’s tug John Purves (then named Butterfield).

  • Last Weekend for Pen Players Wait Until Dark

    (Left to right) Roat (played by Jay Whittaker) smooth-talks his way into the home of Suzy (played by Linda Fortunato), an unsuspecting blind woman in the Peninsula Players current show, Wait Until Dark.

  • A Poem

    "Trillium – for Annie Mae Gudger and Walker Evans"

  • 2 Poems

    "For Vincent" and "In August"

  • Pen Players Receives Increased WAB Grant

    Fish Creek’s Peninsula Players Theatre has received a matching grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) in the amount of $22,583 – an increase of 17 percent from what was awarded to the theater last year through the WAB’s Creation & Presentation program.

  • Paula Poundstone at DCA

    Armed with nothing but a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, Paula Poundstone’s ability to create on the spot humor has become the stuff of legend.

  • “A Night to Remember” at DCA

    The Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek will be alive with the music of the '50s and '60s on Saturday, September 12 at 7 pm, when the Doo-Wop Daddies and other special guests perform in “A Night to Remember.

  • Cherries a la Paree

    The cherries were a specialty of the restaurant that June night in Paris. It was the last night of our family trip to France with our daughter Peggy, her husband Eric, and their children, Heidi and Kurt.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 232

    I’ve built many wren houses since my wife and I moved to the country 25 years ago. It’s a good thing to do in the winter. At one point I had so many extra that in the spring I set up at a local farmers’ market and sold them for five dollars apiece.

  • AFT Announces Fall Show Guys & Does

    American Folklore Theatre (AFT) takes aim for hilarity with Guys & Does, the world premiere deer hunting musical that opens Friday, September 4 at the Ephraim Village Hall.

  • Authors and After Words

    From Errol Flynn in Captain Blood to Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean, Americans have been intrigued with extra-legal maritime swashbucklers. This year’s attacks on American ships, however, and the kidnappings of diverse naval personnel have brought about a less romantic view of this ancient enterprise.

  • Henhouse Prowlers at TAP

    Chicago is a city known for its blues as well as its bluegrass. In the bluegrass history books, it was a pivotal stop along the road to success for the Monroe Brothers and, in more current times, noteworthy as home base for the long popular Special Consensus.

  • Sports Schedules and Results

    DOOR COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL Championship Game The Kolberg Braves claimed their third straight Door County League playoff title Aug. 30 with a 5 – 0 shutout of the Washington Island Islanders in Kolberg.

  • February Sky Opens UUF Emerson Series

    The folk/Celtic duo of February Sky, featuring Susan Urban and Phil Cooper, will open the 2009 Unitarian Universalist Emerson Performance Series on Saturday, September 19 at 7:30 pm.

  • LOVEdada Concert at Studio 330

    Studio 330, Hans Christian’s new recording studio, and Gallery Jenwah is celebrating its one-year anniversary with a live concert by LOVEdada on Thursday, September 17 at 7:30 pm.

  • Dana Erlandson to Perform at Belgian Kermiss

    Wisconsin singer/songwriter Dana Erlandson is bringing his genre of acoustic Americana and folk rock music to Door County for the Family Centers of Door County Belgian Kermiss celebration.

  • Zack’s Trivia

    Question: What was the first US Navy ship to be named after an African-American? Answer in the next issue. Last Issue’s Question: What was the Kremer Prize, and when was it first awarded? Answer: It was a prize of 50,000 pounds, to be awarded to the first group that could fly a human-powered aircraft over a 1-mile "Figure 8" course.

  • Horoscopes

    Virgo (August 23 – September 22): An elastic hair tie will come in handy during next week’s broken belt debacle. You’ll score low in the “style” category, but very high in the “not pants-less” category.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 3, 2009 4:23pm

    Grover – Recently, I was surrendered by my owners but am remaining the happy-go-lucky guy I was when I came to the Door County Humane Society. I am hopeful that I will find new owners with lots of love and patience.

  • Gibraltar’s Schultz Earns Soccer Success

    Devan Schultz of Fish Creek, and her FC Green Bay U-16 Girls State league soccer teammates, returned from the Madison area as Champions of the Waunakee Cup Soccer Tournament held August 22 – 23.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mary Pat, My wife and I recently treated some of our extended family to Suzanne Vega's concert as part of a reunion weekend. My sister-in-law and wife are huge fans and couldn't wait for the performance.

  • Door County YMCA Labor Day Weekend Run

    The Door County YMCA’s 8th Annual Labor Day Weekend Run is this Saturday, September 5. The annual 5k Run/Walk and quarter-mile children’s race will also have a duathlon for the second year in a row with a 2 mile run/12 mile bike/2 mile run.

  • Movies That Matter at UUF Explores Coffee Trade

    Black Gold, a sobering documentary that exposes the inequities of the coffee business, is the September movie in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s monthly “Movies That Matter” series.

  • TAP Hosts Midwest Premiere of Call of Life Film

    Call of Life, a thought-provoking film on the scope of the current mass extinction crisis, is set to have its Midwest premiere at the Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday, September 20 at 4 pm.

  • An Art, Not a Science

    “Hey, guys,” Lynn Utesch says as he approaches the cattle who have gathered at the edge of his pasture for an afternoon drink of water. The 24 cows and handful of calves in this part of the pasture make up a portion of the herd from which Lynn and his wife, Nancy, produce 100 percent organic, grass-fed beef at Guardians of the Field Farm in Alaska, Wisconsin, just south of Algoma.

  • Green Facts

    19 Percent of U.S. fossil fuel consumption used for food production 225 Pounds of organic produce yielded by Michelle Obama’s White House garden to date 10 Percent of income spent on food in the U.

  • Green Quote

    “…when a species starts to decline in number it’s usually too late to help them. Often scientific study amounts to little else but writing an obituary for a species.

  • Sustainability for Communities Presentation

    Sustain Door, Inc. and the League of Women Voters of Door County (LWVDC) have joined to sponsor a public presentation by Roger Kuhns, Ph.D. The presentation will be about the short-term and long-term challenges facing communities and individuals in regard to resource scarcity and climate change, and will examine these challenges in light of community economics.

  • Solar Wave

    Solar panel prices have dropped 40 percent in the last year, shrinking the time it takes for solar panels to pay for themselves from 22 years to 16. Dropping prices are attributed to the wider economic downturn, increased production from Chinese manufacturers, and the generous subsidies now available to help buyers, especially residential customers.

  • Door County Rib Fest Planned for October 3

    Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County is sponsoring the inaugural Door County Rib Fest on Saturday, October 3 from 4 – 8 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sturgeon Bay.

  • The Northern Leopard Frog

    There is an amphibian in Door County, the Northern Leopard Frog, which has been of special interest to me for the past 45 years. All too often one hears or reads about the steady decline of certain native plants or animals but, with very limited access or exposure to these species, it’s difficult to display even the slightest concern over the problems.

  • Sunshine House Corn Fest Set For September 12

    The seventh annual Sunshine House Corn Fest will be held on Saturday, September 12 from 9 am – 4 pm at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy, located one mile east of Carlsville on County Trunk I.

  • Sept. 4 – 18

    • The Door County Board of Supervisors is accepting applications for the recently vacated seat of District No. 13 supervisor Will Jeanquart. Anyone interested in the position should submit a letter of interest to County Administrator Michael Serpe at 421 Nebraska Street, Sturgeon Bay, 54235.

  • Did I Do the Right Thing? or My First and Only Day as a Shammes

    My grandfather was a taciturn man. Only after his death did I discover he spoke seven languages and was a Torah scholar of some regional honor. He emigrated to the United States about 1903 after his brother Jacob worked in the United States long enough to send for him with a paid steamer ticket.

  • Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

    • Southern Door and Sturgeon Bay schools received over $700,000 in federal stimulus funds. Southern Door will get $314,957, including $65,567 in Title I funds, $238,132 in IDEA K-12 funds and $11,258 in IDEA Preschool funds.

  • Focus on Fiber at Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery

    The final exhibit of the season at Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery features the work of 10 local and regional fiber artists. This exhibit opens on Wednesday, September 9 and continues through Sunday, October 18.

  • Celebrate New Directions 2009 at Turtle Ridge Gallery

    Labor Day is a national holiday celebrating the nations workers, and Turtle Ridge Gallery will celebrate their work for 2009 with the second annual “New Directions” event.

  • Food Safety Bill Could Add Costs to Local Processors

    What does Bea’s Homade Products of Gills Rock have in common with Kraft? Not much, on the surface, but a bill passed by the House of Representatives July 30 slated for Senate consideration this fall would treat them nearly the same.

  • Stimulus Package: Ephraim Business Owners Push for Alcohol in the Village

    The Village of Ephraim is the only dry town in Wisconsin, but some business owners think it’s time to consider a change. Since its founding as a Moravian settlement over 150 years ago, the sale of alcohol has been banned in the village.

  • Settlement Shops Host Door County Art League

    On September 5 the Door County Art League will have an art show and sale at the Settlement Shops located just south of Fish Creek on Highway 42. The show and sale will begin at 10 am and run until 3 pm.

  • Egg Harbor to Begin Beach Work Sept. 8

    Construction on the Village of Egg Harbor water quality improvement project begins on Tuesday, September 8. The municipal beach will close for the season immediately after the Labor Day weekend.

  • Jane Tivol Glasswork Displayed at Santa Fe Shop

    Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek highlights a variety of artists and mediums, including the glasswork of Jane Tivol. Tivol, who lived in California and was originally a floral designer for 13 years, was told by friends that she was working in the wrong medium, so she decided to try her hand at glass.

  • Ed Fenendael and Students on Exhibit in Morning Mist Studio

    Noted local watercolorist and instructor Ed Fenendael and approximately 20 of his students will be exhibiting on September 12 in his Morning Mist Studio at Windmill Farm.

  • Opening Reception for Edgewood Orchard Galleries’ Exhibit IV

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will be hosting a reception for the opening of its fourth exhibit of the season on Saturday, September 5 from 4 – 7 pm. Wine and hors d’ouevres will be served in the gallery courtyard, and the featured artists will give short talks about their artwork at 5 pm.

  • “What I Did This Summer” Exhibit Begins at The Link

    The Door County Art League Fall Exhibit, “What I Did This Summer,” opens Saturday, September 5 at the Link Gallery, located in the Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Highway 42, Fish Creek.

  • Fish Creek Studio/Gallery Tour Set for Sept. 25 & 26

    The public is invited to travel the roads less traveled near Fish Creek for a very special event on Sept 25 and 26, 10 am – 5 pm. Four unique women with four unique visions will exhibit new work, and demonstrate a variety of approaches to the visual arts.

  • “Autumn in the Door” Exhibit Features the Photography of Dan Eggert

    The walls of Mr. Helsinki’s in Fish Creek will be the home to “Autumn in the Door,” an exhibit by well-known Door County photographer Dan Eggert. The show will be up from September 1 through October 1, with the exhibit’s opening reception planned for Thursday, September 10 at 7 pm.

  • Ninth Annual Gills Rock Artfest at Charlene’s Gallery Ten

    Each year, Charlene Berg caps off the summer with a massing of talent in a festival of creativity at Gallery Ten. The grounds around the gallery are festooned with tents, displays, easels and a variety of specialty tools.

  • “Flex” Award Winners Announced

    Ted Lott received top honors in both the Jurors' Choice and People's Choice Award categories at "Flex: A Show of Strength," an exhibit for emerging artists, hosted by the Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F in Fish Creek.

  • Family Days Return to Peninsula School of Art

    The first Family Day of the school year – scheduled for September 19, from 10 am – 1 pm at the Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F in Fish Creek – embraces the theme of the upcoming exhibit "Day of the Dead" with the creation of flowers to decorate altars installed in the School's Guenzel Gallery.

  • Chinese Grand Master Painter Demonstrates and Exhibits at Linden Gallery

    The Linden Gallery of Ellison Bay in conjunction with the Barnsite Gallery of Kewaunee proudly announce an exhibition of paintings by Grand Master painter Zhiwei Tu opening Saturday, September 5 at Linden Gallery.

  • Photography Tour to Welcome The Chinese New Year

    Brian and Jeanee Linden of The Linden Centre in China and Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay warmly invite guests to spend a special holiday with them in China – welcoming in the Chinese New Year from February 4 – 16, 2010.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 3, 2009 11:51am

    • The Ridges Sanctuary recently recognized and celebrated its over 200 volunteers at Bjorklunden in Baileys Harbor with food, music, dancing and conversation.

  • McCartney and Company

    As a sixth grader, cartoonist Mike McCartney didn’t think his talent for drawing cartoons was anything special.

  • An Artist, An Influence

    As a photographer, there are the usual suspects that I admire – like Ansel Adams, Bryce Pearson, and Gallen Rowell – but my self-taught style comes from my father, Dan Eggert.

  • that some people seem to agonize over how they appear in public, while others don’t seem to give it a second thought?

    “Why Is It…?” was designed by Dr. Steiner to address readers’ questions about human behavior from a social psychological perspective in order to inform and stimulate dialogue about the ways in which our thoughts, feelings and behaviors are influenced by the presence of other people.

  • Snippets from Science

    • Exposure to PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) is a big issue for people living around Green Bay and the Fox River. There is absolutely no question that ingestion of too much fish containing PCBs can lead to neurological problems in children.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 3, 2009 11:37am

    674,000 The number of Americans on sex-offender registries, more than the population of Vermont, North Dakota, or Wyoming 29 States that require placement

  • Notes from the Grove

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tidbits of information about goings on in Town Government. Quick reminders: During Town Hall remodeling and new construction the Town Offices are in their temporary location at the North Fire Station.

  • Fun With The Rumor Mill

    One of the topics that frequently arises in conversations around the Peninsula Pulse offices is the way rumors get started and spread through the county.

  • Smart? Growth

    In the five years I've been writing or contributing for the Pulse, I've spent a great many hours attending the meetings through which our local governments work. Among the most fascinating* things to

  • Human Error Blamed for Bridge Incident

    The Door County Highway Department released its report on an incident that garnered national attention last month on the Maple to Oregon Street bridge in Sturgeon Bay.