Volume 15 Issue 24 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Sales Tax Returns Raise Concerns for Retail

    Through the years, I have devoted thousands of words to the economy of our peninsula. Typically, I focus on numbers and reports that appear from various state agencies and use this information to gauge where we stand, which direction we are headed, etc.

  • that I always feel so stressed out at my job?

    “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

    • The smartest birds are members of the genus Corvus, which includes crows, ravens, and rooks (a European version of our crow). Recent studies published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (May, 2009) demonstrate the tool-making ability of rooks.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 1, 2009 2:42pm

    3 Average number of consumer electronic devices in each American household in 1980 25 Number today 15 Percent of household power used by consumer electronic devices 560 Number of coal-fired plants it would take in future years to satisfy the rising demand for such products 70 Percent less electricity a washer uses today than in 1990, thanks to federal efficiency standards.

  • 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.

  • Public Reading of I Never Sang for my Father at UUF

    A public reading of I Never Sang for my Father, a moving family drama by Robert Anderson, is planned for Monday, October 12 at 7 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Ephraim.

  • Singing Men at First Baptist Church

    First Baptist Church of Sister Bay will be hosting the Singing Men of Oak Brook in concert on Sunday, October 11 at 3 pm. The group is a non-denominational men's chorus of about 35 members who represent many walks of life and church backgrounds who want to share their love of music and Christian ministry.

  • Free Cello Concert at Bjorklunden

    Lawrence University's Björklunden will host a free concert Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 1:30 pm, with the beautiful sounds of cellists from Professor Janet Anthony's studio.

  • Zack’s Trivia

    This Week's Question:  What battle in the year 1066 marked the end of the Viking Age in England? Answer in the next issue. Last Week's Question:  Who is the only European monarch buried on American soil? Answer:  King Peter II of Yugoslavia, who is interred at the St.

  • Wine:30

    Beyond Varietals...Blended White Wines (Part Two)In our previous column, we talked briefly about blended red wines, and listed some of the classic blends from around the world.

  • Horoscopes

    Libra (September 23 - October 22):  More pacing, less racing. Steady gets 'er to the finish in plenty of time.Scorpio (October 23 - November 21):  Your lucky steak cut this month is tenderloin.

  • Egg Harbor Pumpkin Patch Festival

    Arts & Crafts: Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 4 pm Silent Auction: Saturday, 9 am - 4:30 pm Badger Bouncer: Saturday and Sunday, 9 am - 5 pm Best Putt Contest: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm Face Painting: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Saturday: Bruce Hetzler (Roaming Magician), 11 am - 3 pm Déjà vu ('60s and '80s Music), 11 am - 2 pm Carol Johnson (Storytelling), 11 am - 2 pm Mango Brothers (Jimmy Buffet Tribute), 2:30 - 5:30 pm Sunday: Big Mouth Quartet (Rock and Blues), 10 am - 1:15 pm Randy Peterson (Children's Musician), 11 am - 2 pm Carol Johnson (Storytelling), 11 am - 2 pm Big Mouth Quartet and the Power Tool Horns (Rock and Blues), 1:30 - 4:30 pm WisconsinCheeseMasters.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mary Pat, I was recently invited to a purse party by some old high school friends. Dinner or drinks would have been a better way to catch up, but I thought, how bad can it be? Well, it was pretty bad.

  • Fish Creek’s New View

    The next time you drive into Fish Creek from the south, you'll notice a new view. A short stretch of trees were removed this week below the bluff near the top of the winding hill that takes drivers into

  • Third World Marketplace at SOTB

    Shepherd of the Bay's Annual Fall Sale is set for Saturday, October 3 from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm.Lunch will be available from 11 am - 1 pm in the church's Fellowship Hall, with Janet Johnson serving as head chef for the day.

  • The Delicious “S” Trio at Savory Spoon

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay is offering a class on the delicious "S" trio of cooking - soups to delight, salad to entice, and sandwiches to excite.

  • Crossroads Shares Bounty from the Gardens

    At Crossroads at Big Creek, the vivid shrubs and vines of October are surpassed only by the colors in the Heritage Garden in The Historical Village.

  • Bjorklunden Seminars Concentrate on Ovid, Women’s Ministry

    Lawrence University's Bjorklunden in Baileys Harbor is offering the following seminars from Sunday, October 18 through Friday, October 23:  "Ovid In and On Love" with Daniel J.

  • July Room Tax Returns Show Slight Decline

    Initial room tax collection returns in July show a 3.3 percent drop in dollars collected over the same period last year when comparing municipalities that were also collecting the tax in 2008.

  • Ever Wonder…Which Way is Faster, Hwy 42 or Spring Road?

    I did. For years it was an ongoing debate in my house, with one side arguing that Highway 42 is faster and the other siding with the route down Peninsula Players Road and turning onto Spring Road.

  • Correction

    In the article titled “Edward Asner Brings FDR To Life At Auditorium,” in the Sept. 18 edition of the Peninsula Pulse, (v15i24), it incorrectly stated that President Franklin Roosevelt died in 1944.

  • RPC Rejects Redrawn Baileys Harbor Core Map

    The Door County Resource Planning Committee (RPC) voted unanimously not to include the new drawing of the Baileys Harbor core area in the Door County Comprehensive Plan 2030 map at a Sept.

  • Wisconsin Passes Wind Siting Legislation

    The Wisconsin Legislature passed a measure that provides for the creation of state-wide wind siting rules Sept. 16. Until now, individual counties and municipalities passed their own ordinances, making it difficult for wind development companies to plan in Wisconsin.

  • Watch This: I.O.U.S.A.

    What does a documentary film about the growth of the national debt in the last decade have to do with sustainability? Everything. Cheap credit during the economy’s boom years fed a boom in consumption, as Americans gobbled up cameras, flat-screen TVs, cars and out-sized homes on the backs of financing they couldn’t afford.

  • Local Homes Participate in National Solar Homes Tour

    Several Door County residents who use solar energy in their homes, will be opening their doors to the public on Saturday, October 3 from 10 am – 4 pm as part of the National Solar Homes Tour.

  • Green Quote

    “With carbon cuts, it’s time to stop talking about political feasibility and start talking about scientific necessity. The science is scary.” – Lester Brown, scientist and author, Earth Policy Institute

  • Adventures in Fear

    Some people might be content with the spookiness of a haunted house. But others like to have the bejesus scared out of them in an adventure taking them not only through a frightening mansion but into a scary neighborhood as well.

  • Praying Mantis: The Earthly ET

    An enriching treat, in the form of a rather unusual insect, could very well have been my reward yesterday as I neared the completion of a physically demanding outdoor stair-building project winding itself up the east slope next to our house.

  • Local Support Groups

    The following list of resource was compiled from the Peninsula Pulse’s events calendar. For future inclusion on this list of Door County support groups please email pr@ppulse.

  • Upcoming Sports Schedules

    GIBRALTAR VARSITY ATHLETICS • Gibraltar/ Sevastopol Soccer Oct. 3 @ Gresham Tournament, 10:45am Oct. 5 @ St. Mary’s Central, 7pm Oct. 8 vs. Wrightstown, 6:30pm* • Football Oct.

  • Nor-Door Football Homecoming Revival in Baileys Harbor

    Nor-Door Football and a group of Gibraltar alumni are hosting some traditional homecoming festivities at the Baileys Harbor Recreational Park Oct. 8. A group of alumni led by Bill Becker and football coach John Sawyer are holding a celebration Becker called a “homecoming revival” that he hopes will bring alumni and community members out to have fun and support today’s student-athletes.

  • Registration for Door County Half Marathon Opens Nov. 1

    Registration for the third annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k, a run in Door County’s Peninsula State Park, opens Nov. 1. The race has been capped at 1,200 participants for the Half Marathon and 400 for the 5k after attracting over 1,000 registrants in 2009.

  • Challenge Walk a Success

    The Challenge Walk for Multiple Sclerosis in Door County took place on September 18 – 20. Here, a view of the start line at Ellison Bay Bluff Park on Friday, September 18 where Wisconsin Chapter president Colleen Kalt speaks to the group just prior to the start.

  • $40,000 Raised for Children

    Edgewood Orchard’s cookbook, An Artist’s Food for the Soul, which was published in early July, has recently reached total sales of $40,000, all of which will be donated to non-profit organizations working to improve children’s lives.

  • Sept. 18 – Oct. 2

    • October is "Coats for Kids" time at Feed My People/Clothe My People. Anyone wishing to donate a new or gently used coat should drop it off at Tip-Top Cleaners or DeJardin Cleaners in Sturgeon Bay or at the Feed My People/Clothe My People facility at 204 N 14th Avenue.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    Hi readers, my name is Richard. I’m a gray long haired with white socks and bib. I am in desperate search to find my family. I came to Door County Humane Society a few days ago but I’m sure my mom and dad are looking for me.

  • Half Marathon Promotes at Fox Cities Marathon

    Last weekend, Door County Half Marathon co-founder Dave Eliot connected with more than 500 runners at the Community First Fox Cities Marathon. The Door County Half Marathon booth featured information on the Half Marathon and general Door County information, as well videos about the Half Marathon and the course in scenic Peninsula State Park.

  • Sept. 19 – Oct. 2

    • The Door County YMCA has teamed up with Door County Memorial Hospital to offer Massage Therapy at the Northern Door Program Center in Fish Creek. Anyone in the community can now can relax and enjoy a one-hour Swedish Massage at the YMCA focusing on full body relaxation to relieve stress, muscle stiffness and improve circulation.

  • Marina Project Stalled

    The Egg Harbor marina reconstruction project just can’t seem to steer clear of controversy. The Door County Planning Department issued a cease and desist order to Luhr Bros.

  • Door County Half Marathon Registration Opens Nov. 1

    Registration for the third annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k opens Nov. 1. The race has been capped at 1,200 participants for the Half Marathon and 400 for the 5k after attracting over 1,000 registrants in 2009, nearly double the 2008 inaugural race.

  • Adding Up the Little Costs

    I've been thinking a lot lately about the things government should and shouldn't get involved in. It's a natural byproduct of the heated, often misguided debate we're having about health insurance, and

  • RPC Rejects Expanded Baileys Harbor Core Plan

    The Door County Resource Planning Committee (RPC) rejected the expanded core map the Town of Baileys Harbor submitted in its town comprehensive plan.

  • Packers Need to Get Creative With Rodgers

    I like Aaron Rodgers, and I know that Packer pass protection is atrocious thus far (proving once again that the pre-season means nothing in the NFL) but despite the bad rap Brett Favre has received and

  • Wilkins & Olander Hosts Jewelry Designer Patricia Locke

    On Saturday, October 3, from 2 – 4 pm, Wilkins & Olander will host a meet and greet for Chicago-based jewelry designer Patricia Locke. The event will take place at Wilkins & Olander’s Third Avenue location in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Settlement Shops Fall Art Fair

    Saturday, September 26 will mark the date for the Settlement Shops Annual Fall Art Fair. Local and regional artists will gather along the path that divides the courtyard to exhibit their art from 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Door County Photo Contest On Display

    Everyone is encouraged to stop by Blue Horse Bistro & Espresso in Fish Creek to vote for their favorite entry in the fifth Annual Door County Photo Contest.

  • Plein Air Process Displayed

    Door County Plein Air artists enjoying the day, demonstrating at the Settlement Shops last Saturday, September 5. It was a lovely day with many participants and onlookers watching a painter in process.

  • 34th Juried Annual Exhibition Opens at Miller Art Museum

    The Miller Art Museum’s “34th Juried Annual Exhibition” opens Saturday, September 19 and the 52 works by 44 Wisconsin artists will be on exhibit through November 10.

  • Linden Gallery Hosts Trunk Show

    The Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay will host a trunk show on September 26 from 10 am – 5 pm featuring Bazyli Studio Jewelry by Door County artists Skye and Peter Ciesla.

  • Amish Rocking Chairs Highlighted

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage is proud to present hand crafted solid hickory bentwood Amish Rocking chairs with matching hickory footstool and sidetable.

  • Fine Art and Fine Gardens Combine for Special Tour

    There are at least five good reasons for joining the GREAT Days Arts Tour on September 25, 26, and 27 – the artists themselves. From 10 am – 5 pm, five artists from the group known as the Gills Rock Artists, consisting of Robert Bentley, Jim Maronek, Bonnie Paruch, Wayne Simmons, and Rob Williams will open their studios to the public.

  • Gallery 42 Moves to Sturgeon Bay

    Gallery 42, for three years "a breath of fresh art" on the highway between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek, is moving to Door County's Historic Downtown Sturgeon Bay.