Volume 16 Issue 03 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Shout Sister Shout to Perform at White Gull Inn

    Shout Sister Shout, a music group with hints of blues and jazz, will perform at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wednesday, February 24. Tickets for the 8 pm concert, the fourth in a series of seven scheduled at the inn this winter, are $15.

  • Funny Fables Teach Life’s Lessons

    Evergreen Children’s Theatre returns to Third Avenue Playhouse with their new touring production on Saturday, February 27 at 2 PM. Fables, a new children’s play by Colleen Neuman, is a charming collection of sweet and funny fables that teach life’s simple but enduring lessons.

  • pat mAcdonald + melaniejane, aka. Purgatory Hill at Cherry Lanes

    Grammy nominated pat mAcdonald – aka. Purgatory Hill – is coming to Cherry Lanes on Friday February 26 at 10 pm for a special performance with electric cellist/percussionist melaniejane.

  • Anschutz Performs Encore Concert

    Following his recent successful performance at the Miller Art Museum in late January, Jason Anschutz is ready for an encore. Anschutz’ second concert is free for all to attend and will take place at United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay on February 20 from 1 – 2 pm, with all ages welcome.

  • “Painting Churches” Premieres on Washington Island

    Painting Churches, the winter 2010 production of Island Players, will be presented on Washington Island on the weekend of February 19 to 21. Three performances will occur at Fellowship Hall, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town Line Road, on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm and on Sunday at 2 pm.

  • Different Drums of Ireland Takes to DCA Mainstage

    Different Drums of Ireland was created in 1992 as a community relations project in Derry, Northern Ireland. Now, the five member band makes its Door County premier appearance on the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) Mainstage, Friday, March 5 at 8 pm.

  • Coffeehouse Concert Series Continues

    The Door Community Auditorium continues their Fireside Coffeehouse Concert Series in the upcoming weeks with the bluegrass of Highland Road on February 20, followed by the eclectic sound of melaniejane on March 6.

  • Peninsula Pulse Server of the Week: Joy Hurley

    Congratulations to Joy Hurley of Mike's Port Pub!

  • The Dead, of Winter

    Behold; hope has frozen over. Hark; life has drawn her last bitter breath. Come; bid a cold farewell to joy. Winter wonderland has turned to icy wasteland.

  • A Coward in Love

    In the late summer of 1941, Ronald Fowler, at twenty-two, still lived at home with his parents in a small rented apartment in Chicago’s Sheffield neighborhood.

  • Vermeer’s World

    In Vermeer’s Hat: The Seventeenth Century and the Dawn of the Global World Timothy Brook presents a new vision of this great painter’s art.

  • 2 Poems

    "The Last Time" and "Pet Names"

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 255

    A honeymoon. How often does one happen according to the dreams that preceded it? In this poem, Wesley McNair, a poet from Maine, describes a first night of marriage in a tawdry place.

  • Art in Snow and Ice

    While it might not be the most readily available, year-round medium – nor the most permanent finished product – snow and ice carvers tend to live by the motto: it’s always cold somewhere.

  • Inspired by Nature: “Reading The Ridges”

    The beautiful landscapes and wildflowers of The Ridges Sanctuary have inspired scientists, writers and artists for well over 100 years. “Reading the Ridges” an invitational art exhibit featuring original work inspired by, or reflective of, The Ridges will be on display at the Door Community Auditorium’s Link Gallery in Fish Creek from March 1 to April 12, 2010.

  • The Clearing’s Annual Winter Program Student Exhibit

    The Clearing is proud to present the work of its hundreds of 2010 Winter Program students during the Student Exhibit scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28 at the Sister Bay Village Hall.

  • Peninsula School of Art Releases 2010 Summer/Fall Catalog

    The offerings in the newly released 2010 Summer/Fall catalog for Peninsula School of Art, 3900 County Road F, Fish Creek, range from an unprecedented number of novice workshops to a plein air master class with preeminent painter Ken Auster.

  • Gibraltar Students to Present Artwork to Habitat for Humanity Homeowners

    On Wednesday, February 24, two new homeowners that have benefited from Door County’s Habitat for Humanity Program will receive artwork created by Gibraltar High School students as part of the Exposure to Creativity (ETC) program.

  • Try Something New

    The Miller Art Museum will once again offer art classes in the Museum Annex, located across the street from the museum and library, in March of 2010.

  • Support Groups

    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.

  • The Art of Printmaking Opens at the Miller

    Printmakers live in a land of line, texture, and detail. And many printmakers love the idea of narrative – telling a story, or parts of a story – to intrigue their audience.

  • Gibraltar Girls Fight Through Injuries

    Ava Nedderson starts the break in a victory over Oneida Feb. 15. Despite a bevy of injuries that have decimated its roster, the Gibraltar girls basketball team has notched an 8 – 11 record.

  • Gibraltar Basketball Nears Milestones

    The Gibraltar boys basketball team is in the midst of its most successful season since Dave Voskuil was burning up nets in 1970. Last year the Vikings notched their first winning season since 1997 and advanced to the regional final.

  • Sports Schedules

    GIBRALTAR VARSITY ATHLETICS • Girls Basketball Feb. 19 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Feb. 25 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm March 5 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm March 9 WIAA Regional Round 1, TBA March 11 WIAA Regional Round 2, TBA March 13 WIAA Regional Final, TBA • Boys Basketball Feb.

  • Peninsula Chamber Singers Begin Spring Rehearsals

    For anyone wishing to sing, the time has come! The Peninsula Chamber Singers’ first practice – and also the first chance to join the group for the spring concerts held Mothers’ Day Weekend – will be Monday, February 22, at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, on Michigan Street at 9th Avenue.

  • Horoscopes

    Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): The team you hired to “manscape” you will likely revolt before week’s end and, frankly, they can’t be blamed.

  • Manners Matter

    Although it has been a pretty mild winter, I think people might need a refresher on how to drive in our Wisconsin winter conditions...

  • Bernice and Sami

    Meow! My name is Bernice. I am a gorgeous spayed calico/tabby female. I’m between 5 and 7 years old and have enough love to give to last a life time! I spend my days at the shelter talking with the staff, volunteers and guests that stop in.

  • Hibernation

    Even though many mammals of this region disappear from sight for several months of winter they don’t hibernate any more than people who remain in their homes or, better still, travel to the South where the air is warm, birding is wonderful, sailing is great, golfing is good and the food delectable.

  • Destination ImagiNation

    Some believe that creativity is inherent in a person; others believe that creativity can be learned. Whatever the stance, one thing is certain – the benefits of a creative society are plentiful, and Destination ImagiNation (DI) challenges students to experience problem solving, teamwork, and creativity.

  • Public Invited to Door County Art League Potluck & Critique

    Monday, February 22, Door County Art League (DCAL) members will get together to socialize at a potluck dinner beginning at 6 pm at the Gibraltar Fire Department meeting room.

  • Speaker Series Wraps Up in March

    The Door County Maritime Museum and Friends of the Maritime Museum continue their popular Winter Speakers Series with two presentations in March. On March 4, the spotlight will be on Marine Travelift and its amazing gargantuan 1,000-ton lift.

  • St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture Series Continues

    The next two lectures in the Door Community Auditorium St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture Series will delve into the free market economics of Adam Smith and the troubling nature of Shakespeare’s plays.

  • Water the Focus of Crossroads Programs

    Crossroads at Big Creek is again a winter wonderland thanks to the fresh layers of snow. And while the trails will be vibrant with activity due to the fresh white stuff, the educational programming will focus on snow’s liquid counterpart, water.

  • Article posted Thursday, February 18, 2010 10:12am

    Weekly cross country ski report brought to you by the Door County Silent Sports Alliance.

  • Birmingham, Allmann Will Square Off for Mayor

    Sturgeon Bay voters have chosen Thad Birmingham and Barbara Allmann to square off in the race to become the city's next mayor. Birmingham received 425 votes to lead balloting in last night's primary election, while Allman garnered 354.

  • Do Nothing, and Nothing is What We’ll Get

    Since I began writing about Door County's Brain Drain in the Pulse, I've received more feedback than for any other topic I've covered in my five years at the paper. The goal in writing it was to start

  • Baileys Harbor Candidate Forum March 2

    The League of Women Voters of Door County is sponsoring a candidate forum for the four candidates running for Baileys Harbor Town Supervisor. The forum is Tuesday, March 2 from 7 – 9 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • NWTC Seeking Board Applicants

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is accepting applications for three positions on its board of trustees. Each appointment carries a three-year term beginning July 1.

  • Filling in Door County’s Age Gap

    Door County is losing its young people rapidly. Students, young adults, and young families are going the way of the Dodo on our peninsula. But our sad future as the Door County Shady Shores Retirement

  • Article posted Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:41pm

    Weekly cross country ski report brought to you by the Door County Silent Sports Alliance.

  • Budget Cuts Get Real in Colorado

    Times are tight and threats of cuts in services are thrown about all over, but in Colorado Springs the knife has come, and residents are seeing what it means. Reader Todd Frisoni shares this article from

  • Sturgeon Bay Mayor Interviews

    Sturgeon Bay Public Access will air interviews with mayoral candidates for the City of Sturgeon Bay beginning Feb. 11. The interviews will be conducted by Roger Levandusky on Wednesday evening and will

  • Warrior’s Getaway

    Lucy Lawless, best known for playing television's "Xena, Warrior Princess," had kind words for Door County in a short interview in the Chicago Tribune Jan. 24. Q: What is your best or worst vacation memory? A:

  • Big Night In Packerland Hoops

    It was a night of surprises in the Packerland last night. Sevastopol took Southern Door to overtime before Jon Baudhin put the game away for the Eagles in the extra period. The eagles won 60-53. Meanwhile

  • Getting Educated

    700 Number of rural counties that lost 10 percent or more of their population since 1980 60 Million, the number of Americans who live in small towns, or one in five 5 Percent of Americans who possessed a college education in 1940 51 Percent of women age 18 – 24 who had entered or completed […]

  • Candlelight Activities Scheduled at Newport

    Newport State Park will hold it’s 19th Annual Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe event on Saturday, February 13 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. Eighteen years ago Newport State Park began the candlelight ski tradition in Door County, and the tradition will carry on again this year as a portion of trail will come alive by candlelight, guiding skiers, hikers and snowshoers into a glowing, magical winter wonderland.

  • Rooting Against the Robot – Peyton Manning

    Yup, I'm on the 'Who Dat?' bandwagon. It's not so much that I'm a fan of the Saints - though they are likable. And I really don't buy the "great football team saves a city" angle. That storyline serves

  • Nelson Takes Door County Idol Crown

    Gibraltar's Lilli Nelson took home the 2010 Door County Idol crown at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. The competition featured eight of the county's best young performers, including runner-up Monica Lenius of Southern Door.

  • A Shrinking Population: Door County Losing Young Families

    Though we live in the age of the Blackberry, dominated by electronic media and social networking Web sites, Tara and Aaron LeClair were drawn back to their hometown through the most traditional of networking methods.