Volume 15 Issue 27 – Section 1

In this issue

  • …that people don’t believe claims of abuse?

    “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.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:50pm

    • A.D. Bajkov, a biologist for the Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries in Louisiana, witnessed an unusual event on October 23, 1947. During a rainstorm in Marksville, LA, fish began falling from the sky.

  • Bankruptcies Increase

    20,980 Bankruptcies filed in Wisconsin through the first three quarters of 2009 31 Percent increase in state bankruptcies over the same period in 2008 25 Number

  • 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.

  • The Legend of the Jack ‘O Lantern

    Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was an Irish blacksmith who was known throughout his town as Stingy Jack. One Halloween night, Stingy Jack was at the local pub, and as usual, he’d had more than enough to drink.

  • The Smoky Gold Tamarack

    Charlotte and I, along with our friends, the Lysne’s, just returned from a trip to Decorah, IA to visit with friends and especially to tour the famous Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum.

  • Dick Skare to Run for Assembly Again

    Dick Skare, the Fish Creek restaurateur and Gibraltar Town Board supervisor, will run again for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin’s 1st Assembly District seat in 2010.

  • Driveway Creates Impasse for Liberty Park Lodge Developer

    The Door County Planning Department has begun enforcement action against the developer of the Liberty Park Lodge condominium development in Liberty Grove for improper placement of a driveway on a state highway.

  • Heating Prices Lower This Winter

    The United States Energy Information Agency is predicting a drop in heating prices this winter throughout the country. Average household expenditures for heating this winter are expected to drop about eight percent from last year.

  • Clarification

    In the Oct. 16 (v15i27) issue of the Peninsula Pulse in the article titled “A Tale of Two Cities,” we referred to “architect Amber Beard.” Beard earned a degree from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but is not a certified architect.

  • Oct. 16 – 30

    • The Sturgeon Bay City Council postponed discussion and action on turning the rest of the one-way streets downtown into two-way streets. Two aldermen were not in attendance at the Oct.

  • Coming Up

    • Veterans Day ceremonies will be held Nov. 11 at Sevastopol School and on Washington Island at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center. The Sevastopol ceremony will begin at 10 am and will feature guest speaker Colonel Thomas “Tim” Lawrie.

  • Vagabonds

    As most Door County residents prepare for the long haul of winter, Nick Steingart is packing his bags and eyeing up the space in the back of his white 1998 Volvo wagon parked in the mud behind his small shack of an apartment in Ephraim.

  • Electronic Waste Bill Passed

    Governor Jim Doyle signed a bill banning certain electronics from landfills and requiring manufacturers to provide consumers with a means to properly dispose of electronics into law Oct.

  • Green Quote

    “At present we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it gross domestic product. We can just as easily have an economy that is based on healing the future instead of stealing it.

  • Nor Door Football Finishes Undefeated

    The Nor Door 7th and 8th grade football team went undefeated for the second straight season. The team defeated Oshkosh Lourdes, Kewaunee, Southern Door, Algoma, Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol.

  • Half Marathon Registration Opens Sunday, November 1

    Registration for the third annual Door County Half Marathon and Nicolet Bay 5k, a run in Peninsula State Park, opens Sunday, Nov. 1. The May 1, 2010 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.

  • Carolyn Smith Wins Fall 50

    Carolyn Smith won the Fall 50 on Oct. 24 with a time of 6:19:59. Second-place finisher John Storkamp finished a little under 10 minutes behind her with a time of 6:29:08.

  • Door County Broomball Coming Soon

    The Door County Broomball League season is fast approaching, and organizers want to hear from new people interested in playing or organizing a new team.

  • Support Group Listings

    Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon 800.746.0901 or 920.746.0900 The local chapter offers 20 meetings throughout the week at various times and locations throughout Door & Kewaunee Counties.

  • Veterans’ Needs Considered

    (Right) Norman Kiehnau, Commander of VFW Post 3088 of Sturgeon Bay, recently presented a check of $1,000 to Joseph Heilman, Chairman of the Door County Veterans Service Council.

  • Tavern League Makes a Donation

    Pat Cuculi (center) representing Door County Tavern League presented Hugh Levoy (left) and Don Domencich (right) from the Boys & Girls Club of Door County with a check for $250.

  • Friends of Peninsula State Park Fight Invasive Species

    Members of the Friends of Peninsula State Park gathered this fall to continue their fight against the spread of Eurasian Honeysuckle. Last year, Superintendent Tom Blackwood asked the Friends of Peninsula State Park to remove invasive Eurasian Honeysuckle along Shore Road back as far as the bike path beginning at the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and continuing around to Nicolet Bay.

  • Gibraltar, Sevastopol Athletics Shine

    Gibraltar/ Sevastopol Soccer Just Misses State Birth The Gibraltar/Sevastopol soccer team came up one overtime short of its first trip to the state tournament.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    I’m a strikingly handsome Coonhound with a laughable howl and more energy than you can dream of! My name is Dreyfuss, and I’m am about one and a half years old.

  • Community Notes for October 16 – 30

    • The sculpture, “Mary Full of Grace,” created by Maureen McGrath of Baileys Harbor, was donated to the Wellness Center of Door County. The sculpture is now displayed in the waiting room of the center, which offers all-option pregnancy counseling, allowing women to make the choice that is best for their circumstances at the time.

  • Business Notes Oct. 16 – 30

    • The Coyote Roadhouse in Baileys Harbor began going smoke-free for daytime and dinner hours Oct. 19. Smoking will be permitted only at night after the kitchen closes.

  • A Review – Cranioklepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius

    What, exactly, were you thinking? Obviously, not the right thing, that’s for sure.

  • Door County Women Pair up for Dickinson Poetry Series

    A pair of Door County poets will present their works at the Dickinson Poetry Series November 11, 7 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Ephraim.

  • Caterpillar Reading Program Kicks Off in November

    In honor of the 40th anniversary of Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” the Door County libraries are participating in the Eric Carle Caterpillar Reading Program during November.

  • 3 Poems

    Ellen Kort is probably best known outside the Fox Valley as Wisconsin's first Poet Laureate. As such she became the prime advocate for the craft, traveling the state to serve the muse by opening the hearts and minds of our citizens to the strength, beauty and joy of poetry.

  • The Pickup Truck

    The pickup truck is an American icon, same as the Conestoga wagon and the Marlboro Man. If there are other farmers in the world, none have the devotion to a truck as the Yankee/Rebel/Cowboy/Dirtball.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 240

    We haven’t shown you many poems in which the poet enters another person and speaks through him or her, but it is, of course, an effective and respected way of writing.

  • Authors and After Words

    Along about my freshman year in high school, my friends and I discovered the creepy pleasure of the Halloween Midnight Movie. Some of the discoveries we made in the art of “B” movies have served me for decades.

  • El Dia de los Muertos Comes to the Peninsula School of Art

    El Dia de los Muertos may involve cemeteries and skeletons, but the autumn Mexican holiday has nothing to do with Halloween. No one pretends to be a spook and no one shouts, “Trick or treat!” The November 1 and 2 Days of the Dead celebration, despite its subject, is a warm gathering of family and friends to remember loved ones who have died.

  • Oil Painting Exhibit Opens at UUF Gallery

    Door County artist Archelle “Buttons” Wolst will kick off her show “The Playfulness of Color and Shape” at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery on November 8 from noon – 2 pm.

  • Tlazo Artist Series Presents Fiber Artist Debbie Langer

    Caffe Tlazo is proud to present local fiber artist Debbie Langer on November 8 from 11 am – 2 pm. As the weather gets colder, the Tlazo Artist Series provides an opportunity for patrons to come in and get cozy, enjoy a hot chocolate and view unique works of art.

  • Jewelry of Calvin Begay on Display at Santa Fe Shop

    Calvin Begay is an award winning artist, jeweler, designer and master craftsman whose work is on display at the Santa Fe Gallery in Fish Creek. Born in Gallup, New Mexico in 1965 and raised in Tohatchi, New Mexico, Begay designed his first piece of jewelry at age 10, learning from his mother and uncle.

  • Stuelke’s Holiday Characters Highlighted

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage is pleased to feature paper mache holiday characters by Linda Stuelke. The creations are perfect for holiday gift giving that supports area artists and encourages shopping locally.

  • Edgewood Orchard Galleries Closes with a Reception

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will be closing for the 2009 season on Sunday, November 1 at 5 pm. A “Closing Day Reception” will be held on Sunday, from 10 am until 5 pm, to say “Thank You” to all of the visitors to the gallery who helped make the 2009 season a success.

  • Door County Halloween Events

    No matter how old you are, it seems that everyone can get into the many festivities that Halloween brings – costumes, pumpkins, and, of course, buckets of candy.

  • Gibraltar Athletics Earn Two Firsts

    For a decade, they didn't win a game. One season, they scored 12 points. But last night the Gibraltar Vikings football team advanced to the playoffs for the first time in its history by defeating Reedsville 36 - 26 in Fish Creek.

  • City Postpones Two-way Action

    The Sturgeon Bay City Council postponed discussion and action on turning the rest of the one-way streets downtown into two-way streets. Two aldermen were not in attendance at the Oct.

  • The War We Forgot

    It's hard to believe, but the war in Afghanistan is in its ninth year, with no end in sight. Dexter Filkins wrote a great article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine, about Gen. Stanley McChrystal's

  • Driver One to Root For

    When Donald Driver broke Sterling Sharpe's Packer record for career receptions yesterday and became the most prolific pass-catcher in the history of the 90-year-old franchise, it marked the pinnacle of

  • Health Care Reform Update Oct. 24

    Door County residents have an opportunity to hear more about the “Current Status of Health Care Reform." The League of Women Voters of Door County (LWVDC) invites you to join them as Melanie Ramey, President, Wisconsin League of Women Voters, and Director, HOPE of Wisconsin (The Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts of Wisconsin) provides an update for anyone with an interest in the current status of the Health Care Reform bills in Congress.

  • Last Weekend for The Odd Couple at TAP

    Neil Simon's hopelessly mismatched couple are heading into their last weekend of bickering at Sturgeon Bay's Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). The final three performances of this enduring comedy classic will be held October 16 - 18.

  • Lost Mothra Wings its Way to TAP

    Door County favorites Lost Mothra make their way to Sturgeon Bay's Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) on Saturday, October 24 at 7:30 pm. Band members Jeanne Kuhns, Jeff Crooks, Lynn Gudmundsen, Pat Palmer, and George Sawyn will combine efforts for a night of spectacular vocals, fabulous guitar, fanciful fiddling and smokin' bass.

  • Last Weekend of Pen Players Around the World in 80 Days

    Around the World in 80 Days follows the adventures of Phileas Fogg and his faithful servant Passepartout as they race around the globe to save the fortune Fogg has wagered.

  • Gibraltar Schools Planning for Fall Concert

    The community is invited to attend the Gibraltar Area School's annual fall concert on Thursday, October 23 at 7 pm at the Door Community Auditorium.

  • Fifties Music Featured in “The Day the Music Died”

    In 1959, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and "Big Bopper" J.P. Richardson perished in a plane crash while on tour through the Midwest. In honor of the performers who created some of the most memorable music of all time, Mark Shurilla will present "The Day the Music Died" at the Door Community Auditorium on Saturday, October 24 at 8 pm.

  • Neumann and Llanas of the BoDeans Take the Stage at DCA

    One of the premier American roots/rock bands, the BoDeans has endured for nearly 25 years based on the musical partnership of Kurt Neumann and Sammy Llanas.

  • Piano Concert at Bjorklunden

    Lawrence University's Bjorklunden is hosting a free concert on Sunday, October 25 at 1:30 pm. The concert will feature Anthony Padilla's Piano Studio as well as students from Ken Bozeman's German Diction class.

  • “Katie Dahl Day” at Ecology Sports/Base Camp

    Come in from the cold for a morning of hot cider, warm sweaters, and cool music as Ecology Sports/Base Camp celebrates its first-annual "Katie Dahl Day" on Saturday, October 24 from 8 am - 2 pm.

  • Polka Into Fall at Accordion Fest

    The fall 2009 Door County Accordion Polka Fest will be held Sunday, October 25 from 12:30 - 4:30 pm at the Institute Saloon Dancehall, located on Highway 57 north of Sturgeon Bay.

  • Zack’s Trivia

    This Week's Question:  What is the last supernova star to have been observed in our galaxy, and when was it first recorded?Answer in the next issue.

  • Wine:30

    Wine:30By Karl Bradley & Jody WuollettGrape Varietal Etymology: Part Two, P through ZThe following is the second part of our ongoing research of the origins of the most common varietal grape names.

  • Horoscopes

    Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): They say that what goes up must come down, but that may not be true for your hair.Capricorn (December 22 - January 19):  Now is a perfect time to take up a new exercise regimen.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mary Pat,I was traveling in the county and stopped at a restaurant for coffee. As I entered the only waitress was talking on a cell phone.

  • Making the Turn

    Farewells and Final RoundsWell, my fellow golfers, another season has once again come and gone. With not much of a spring and an unusually cool summer, our window of playable weather seemed much too small.

  • Fish Creek Winter Fest Preview

    With a flake or two falling from the sky already this month, Fish Creek is already making plans for its 22nd annual Fish Creek Winter Festival. The dates are set for the first weekend of February - which also happens to be the same weekend as Super Bowl Sunday.

  • UUF Emerson Series Features Opera Performance

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship presents baritone Keith Harris, accompanied by Kenneth Bozeman, as part of its Emerson Cultural Series. The two will perform the opera The Andrée Expedition by Dominick Argento on Thursday, October 29 at 7:30 pm.