Volume 16 Issue 10 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Door County Business News May 14 – 28

    •, the highest travel website in China awarded the Linden Centre, run by Brian and Jeanee Linden of Ellison Bay, and its programs the Best Boutique Hotel in China.

  • Tech This Out

    Triumph of the Nerds, a 1996 PBS documentary, chronicles the personalization of computing, a movement led by Steve Jobs and his Apple II. Jobs has pioneered several other industries over the 30-plus years since the Apple II’s release in 1977, but his latest attempt might be his biggest challenge yet: personalizing the internet with the iPad.

  • Jerry’s Flowers

    Many people living in Northern Door can’t remember a time before Jerry’s Flowers, as Jerry and Darlene Reinhard began their business on its present site in 1960.

  • Community News for May 28 – June 11

    • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is accepting applications for grants to help low income rural residents repair their homes. “The costs associated with maintaining a home are a challenge for many rural homeowners,” stated Vilsack. “The Obama Administration and USDA are working to ensure that rural homeowners have safe, sanitary, energy-efficient places […]

  • Join the First Eco-Aware Trail Run

    “Running Green for Crossroads,” the first annual eco-aware trail run in Door County, takes place on Saturday, June 26 at 9 am. All of the courses, including a 2k, 5k and 10k trail walk or run are staged on the woodlands and open fields in and around Crossroads at Big Creek.

  • The Clearing Offers Free Hiking Tours

    The history, folklore, and landscape of The Clearing Folk School will be the subject of free hiking tours of its historic buildings and campus, led by our volunteer docents.

  • Woodwalk Theater Encourages Audience Participation

    The second annual “Fractured Classics” event at Woodwalk Gallery/Theater is an adults only (language and bawdy behavior), just-for-the-fun-of-it combination of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tony and Tina’s Wedding and the Greek 429 BC classics.

  • Pianist Kate Boyd Performs June 8

    The Emerson Cultural Series will present pianist Kate Boyd on June 8 at 7:30 pm, performing at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim.

  • Birch Creek Announces 35th Anniversary Season

    Each year, approximately 200 students enroll in Birch Creek, a unique summer music school and concert venue. Over the span of eight weeks, they study and perform alongside some of the best musicians and educators in the country.

  • Take a Grown-up Fishing!

    Because children under the age of 16 do not need a fishing license to fish on any day of the year, the motto for June 5 and 6 should be, "Take a grown-up fishing!" Each year, the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday in June are designated as Free Fishing Weekend throughout the state of Wisconsin.

  • Barbara Poolkanska

    At the bustling café in the town of sister, and at the mission that is also a grille, there’s a busser so fast you’d think she was a twister, around whom you’ll happily pay the bill.

  • Photo Poll

    What would you tell a friend to entice them to visit you in Door County? “Come to Door County for a Bernie at J.J.’s," Ivan Bridenhagen “Nowhere else can you find such a relaxing atmosphere," Marge Grutzmacher “The cool breeze off the lake – you can kick back, put your feet in the water, and let the world go by," Becky Freundt “It’s a world class destination for the outdoor enthusiast.

  • TAP Presents Benefit Concert

    Third Avenue Playhouse has served as a venue for local performers for ten years. On June 4 at 7:30 pm, a dozen of those performers join forces and voices for TAPFest, a concert event to benefit of the theater.

  • The Cookery Hosts June Music Series

    The Cookery’s Wine Bar will be hosting a music series during the month of June on Thursday nights. The series will kick off with Michael Ammons and The Water Street Hot Shots on June 3, and Julian Hagen and Lynne Gudmundsen playing on June 10.

  • Baileys Harbor Poet Featured at Dickinson Series

    Nancy Rafal will present her poetry Wednesday, June 9 at 7 pm at the UU Fellowship’s Dickinson Poetry Series in Ephraim. Rafal wrote her first poem in grade school and after moving to Door County more than a dozen years ago, continues to take up the pen.

  • The Clearing Presents Workshop Catalog

    The Clearing’s summer and fall one-, two-, and three-day Workshop Program catalog is now available. Classes include writing with Wisconsin author Jerry Apps and Wisconsin’s first poet laureate Ellen Kort.

  • Ephraim Village Museum Gets a Mascot

    Learning history will be especially entertaining for children and families at Ephraim Village Museums this season, as Bjorn, the new cartoon Draft Horse and mascot for the foundation’s children’s programming, will be a large presence – literally.

  • Sports Schedules

    GIBRALTAR SPORTS (Most listings are through Regional play; for Sectional info, visit • Softball June 1 WIAA Regional Round 2, TBA June 3 WIAA Regional Final, TBA • Baseball June 1 WIAA Regional Round 2, @ Gibraltar, TBA June 2 WIAA Regional Final, TBA • Boys Golf June 1 WIAA Sectional @ Hunter Glen Golf Course, Crivitz, 9:15am SEVASTOPOL SPORTS (Most listings are through Regional play; for Sectional info, visit highschoolsports.

  • “Gardens and Scarecrows” Presentation

    Roy Swanson will show a slideshow presentation at Base Camp Coffee Bar on June 2 at 6:30 pm. The slide show, “Gardens and Scarecrows,” is the story of Swanson’s time spent as the coordinator of the Community Garden Program for the city of San Francisco, California.

  • Gibraltar Sports Have Big Spring

    Gibraltar High School, so long an athletic doormat, is now home to perfection. The school’s baseball team completed an unblemished Packerland Conference championship season May 20 by defeating Green Bay NEW Lutheran 14 – 2.

  • Bjorklunden Offers Diverse Seminars

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering diverse learning seminars set to take place at Bjِrklunden’s lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor. From Sunday, June 13 until Friday, June 18, “I and Thou” taught by Jay Brickman will explore the profound difference between treating another as a person or a thing by studying relationships depicted in the Bible.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    Ziggy is a wonderful ten-year-old DSH grey tabby. She is extremely talkative, loveable, and friendly. She would do best in a home where she could be the only cat getting all your attention.

  • 2nd Annual Heritage Days

    In honor and celebration of the farmers, lumbermen, and fishermen who settled their families in the Township of Gibraltar over one hundred years ago, the Town of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Historical Association will present the second annual Heritage Days.

  • Door County Maritime Museum Features Paranormal Exhibit

    The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay delves into the world of the paranormal with the opening of its new exhibit “Ghosts! Haunted Lighthouses of the Great Lakes.

  • UUF Shows Michael Moore Documentary

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim will show Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore’s hard-hitting documentary on June 15 at 7 pm.

  • May 18 – June 11

    • Wisconsin’s drunk driving laws get tougher July 1. Many drivers who would have previously been cited with non-criminal offenses will now be subject to criminal charges and penalties. The key provisions of the new law include criminal charges for a first OWI offense if there is a child under 16 in the vehicle, with […]

  • Treasures or Trash?

    In the spirit of the popular PBS Antiques Road Show, the Gibraltar Historical Association is inviting area residents and visitors to have local appraisers examine their “Treasures or Trash.

  • Tips From the Pro

    Golf can be an intimidating sport for the beginner. As golf course operators, we expect golfers to follow the basic rules and etiquette of the game. Golf etiquette defines correct behavior in respect to other players on the course.

  • Little Scores At The Park’s Big Cup

    Years from now, I will look back on Sunday, May 23, 2010 and appreciate that I played in Peninsula Park’s first annual Big Cup, and quite possibly the first scramble ever held at the park.

  • May 14 – 28

    • The Door Kewaunee Business and Education Partnership (DKBEP) unveiled this year’s student-built home in Luxemburg May 26. It marked the completion of the third DKBEP High School Home Construction Project.

  • Gallery of the Unitarian Fellowship Features Jan Forkert

    The Unitarian Universalist Art Gallery of Ephraim will display a retrospective of Jan Forkert’s artwork, showing a long career as an eclectic artist. The exhibit will run from June 6 – 28, with an artist’s reception June 13 from 12 – 2 pm.

  • Gibraltar Senior (and Pulse Intern) Earns Academic Honor

    Peninsula Pulse intern and Gibraltar High School senior Andrew Phillips has been named to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Academic Team. Phillips has been writing and working on the Pulse website for the past year, fitting it into a hectic schedule that includes work as News Editor for the Viking Voice, Gibraltar's award-winning school newspaper, and advanced placement course work.

  • “The Main Street Road Show” featured at The Flying Pig Gallery

    The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace announces a unique collaborative exhibit of artwork from the seven artists of Main Street Art Works cooperative in Hilbert, WI.

  • The Clearing Folk School Celebrates 75 Years

    The Opening Reception for “The Clearing Speaks: Inspirations from The Clearing” exhibit will be held Thursday, June 10 from 4 – 6 pm at the Jens Jensen Visitor Center in Ellison Bay.

  • Fish Creek Artist to Exhibit at Mr. Helsinki’s

    Local artist, Nancy Kinsey Sargent will display a collection of colorful acrylic paintings at Mr. Helsinki’s restaurant titled “Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers.

  • Handmade Quilt Fundraiser at Miller Art Museum

    For the next few months a beautiful handmade quilt by Cal Bonnivier, artist and museum volunteer, will hang in the Miller Art Museum for visitors to see and make a silent bid on.

  • Gerhard Miller Drawing Exhibit Opens At MAM

    A perfect opportunity arose when the Miller Art Museum began planning its exhibit calendar for the 35th Anniversary year. The Miller family uncovered a large cache of unframed drawings Gerhard Miller created during his world travels.

  • Waves and Water Inspiration for Featured Exhibit

    Artist Lee Mothes states that a lifelong fascination with beaches, waves and the energy of water has inspired his large scale, realistic watercolor and acrylic paintings.

  • Door County and Beyond: An Image Gallery from Karma’s Perspective

    Karma Yoakem, an internationally known photographer, will be exhibiting images in two Door County locations this season. During the month of June, her images will be on display at the Northern Door County YMCA in Fish Creek.

  • Students of Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art Awarded Scholarships

    As part of their commitment to encourage education in the traditions, techniques, and aesthetics of fine art portraiture and figurative works, The Portrait Society of America honored six students of the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art by awarding scholarships.

  • Hop-N-Stop Bus Service

    A Sister Bay woman takes a shot at curbing rural drunk driving with a new business model.

  • Devotion to Duty: Norman Carol, WWII submariner, recalls life in the Pacific

    Beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean in World War II, torpedo man Norman Carroll manned his station on the USS Guitarro as the Gato-class submarine patrolled the waters to the west of the Philippine Islands, unaware how close he was to his missing brother.

  • Quotes on the Oil Spill

    “The Gulf of Mexico is a very big ocean. The amount of volume of oil and dispersant we are putting into it is tiny in relation to the total water volume.

  • An Addition to the Craft Cottage Selection

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts, owned by Sue and Joe Jarosh, feature new painted glass designs by June Grutzaa. The functional glasses pieces include popular Door County cherry and grape designs on vases, decanters, trays and more.

  • USDA Invites Applications for Renewable Energy Funding

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications to increase the production and use of renewable energy sources. Funding is available from four USDA Rural Development renewable energy programs authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Farm Bill).

  • Restoring Shore Vegetation at Potawatomi Park

    In recent years a dense growth of Eurasian Honeysuckle shrubs have developed in Potawatomi Park, a popular park for walking, bicycling, and observing nature.

  • Newport State Park Seeks Volunteers

    For the past few weeks several individuals have been helping spray for garlic mustard at Newport State Park. The spraying is paying off, but there are still garlic mustard plants in the park that need to be pulled before they go to seed.

  • Hardy Gallery Announces Annual Wall-to-Wall Salon

    Ephraim's Hardy Gallery is excited to announce the launch of the annual Wall-to-Wall Salon. The salon opens with a kick-off party on Saturday, May 29 from 5:30 – 7 pm.

  • Green Facts

    90 Percent of soybeans that carried a Mansanto patented gene as of 2006 2 Percent of soybeans that carried the gene in1990 75 People Mansanto employs

  • …that war veterans suffer from anxiety and nervousness?

    "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.

  • Freckmann Juried into “W.O.W” Show in Denver

    A Door County artist recently had his work featured in a juried art show in Denver, Colorado. Walt Freckmann, an abstract expressionist painter who lives just north of Sturgeon Bay, submitted a 30”x 40” acrylic on canvas piece titled “Revelation #1” to the Core Gallery, located in the heart of Denver’s well-known Santa Fe art district.

  • Brief Updates from the World of Science

    • Researchers studying the science of sprinting now believe that the top speed a human runner can attain is close to 40 mph. Currently Usain Bolt holds the world record in the 100-meter dash with a top speed of 28 mph.

  • A look at the world in numbers

    11 Number of members of a 20-member panel selected by Congress to review of U.S. Military planning who are employed by the defense industry $294.4 billion The amount the United States spent on defense spending in 2000 $663 billion The amount budgeted for 2010 (not including the cost of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, airport security, and the Department of Homeland Security) 27 Percent of Americans who say they plan to travel less this summer than last year (18 percent say they’ll travel more) 24 Percent drop in convention attendance in Las Vegas in 2009 22 Percent drop in Las Vegas room rates in 2009 $95.

  • The Lucky Life of Charles “Chick” Peterson

    Charles Peterson sits on a swivel office chair in his bright, open studio in Ephraim. A counter top is lined with prints of his paintings, a white bookcase contains stacks of National Geographic, and classical music from Wisconsin Public Radio fills the room.

  • Updates from the Top of the Thumb

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government. • Speed limit and pedestrian signage will be installed on Garrett Bay Road at the approach to the launch ramp area.

  • Reception for “Daybreak” at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will be hosting a Memorial Day Weekend Reception on Saturday, May 29 from 4 – 7 pm to introduce the artists and artwork included in the current group exhibit titled “Daybreak.

  • Gallery of the Door County Art League Opening Reception

    The public is welcome to meet artists, enjoy refreshments and peruse original artworks at the Gallery of the Door County Art League’s opening reception on Saturday, May 29 from 3 – 5 pm.

  • Useless Information For A Month of Weddings

    As I write this, the month of June is just a few short days away and, as we all know, the month of June is an extremely popular month to become married.

  • 20 Years Under the Stars

    In 1972, a 19-year-old college junior stood in the woods in Peninsula Park to listen to a group of musicians called the Heritage Ensemble, planting the seed for today's American Folklore Theatre.

  • Forget-Me-Nots

    There is a non-native wildflower in full bloom now in northeastern Wisconsin that virtually carpets some damp, partially shaded roadsides and trails producing a pure light blue mist.

  • Master Gardener Plant Sale Saturday

    The Door County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale will be on May 29 at the University of Wisconsin Peninsular Research Station, from 9 am to 12 pm.

  • Rich Little At DCA Sunday

    On May 30, the Door Community Auditorium will host world-famous comedian Rich Little as he presents "Jimmy Stewart: A Humorous Look at His Life." Though Little's one-man show, over two dozen characters will take the stage as the "Man of a Thousand Voices" uses his talent of impersonation to present a lifetime of conversations between Hollywood icon Jimmy Stewart and his friends and costars, including Ronald Reagan, Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn, and Cary Grant.

  • 2nd Annual Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event

    The 2nd Annual Washington Island Canoe and Kayak Event, including competitive, educational, and social events, is scheduled for June 18, 19 and 20. A guided Eco-Tour, merging the joys of paddling with the natural history of Detroit Harbor, is offered June 19.

  • Whitefish Dunes Offers Volunteer and Painting Activities

    The public is welcome to join the Friends of Whitefish Dunes to tackle Dame's Rocket, Garlic Mustard and Hounds Tongue to preserve rare plants on May 28 at 9:30 am and/or 1:30 pm.

  • Plant Sale to Benefit Youth Programs

    The Door County Master Gardener Association Plant Sale will be on May 29 at the University of Wisconsin Peninsular Research Station, from 9 am to 12 pm.

  • Crossroads at Big Creek Celebrates Festival of Nature

    The Crossroads at Big Creek has recently acquired a new porch at their Historical Village. On Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, the village will “Celebrate Porches,” as costumed members of the Door County Historical Society will be stationed at the porches of the village buildings, preparing food, playing games, telling stories, and visiting with neighbors.

  • Gallery 42 Announces “Art and Music Jams” Schedule

    G42 (Gallery 42) will continue its popular fusion of visual and audible art this season with its "Art and Music Jams." It's the performance art experiment where guest musicians (most of them accomplished jazz players) play while G42 owner Tim Nyberg faces a large empty canvas, closes his eyes, listens to the music, and waits for an image to come to mind.

  • AFT Presents High School Students with Complimentary Tickets

    In celebration of American Folklore Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season, every elementary, middle and high school student in Door County will receive a complimentary ticket to attend the world premiere production Life on the Mississippi this summer at the AFT Amphitheatre in Peninsula State Park.

  • Art of the Wild Side

    A collaboration between the Southern Door Community Auditorium and the “Art of Music” presents: “Art on the Wild Side,” a day camp for kids. Young artists between the ages of 5 and 12 will have the opportunity to use their creativity to develop a story they can tell through visual and performing arts.

  • An Array of Venues Host Midsummer’s Music Festival

    Each summer a group of world-class musicians from organizations such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pro Arte Quartet, Aspen Music Festival, and artist faculty from major universities, join together in Door County to form a premiere chamber music ensemble at the Midsummer’s Music Festival.

  • Bjorklunden Mixes Past and Present

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host a concert Saturday, July 10 at 7 pm, featuring chamber and solo works by Baroque master J.S. Bach and Mohammed Fairouz, one of the most sought after composers writing today.

  • Horoscopes

    Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Your fabric is over-softened, Aquarius. A little less snuggle and a little more starch is well starred.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mary Pat, We moved here from the Twin Cities two years ago when my husband retired. We purchased a six-bedroom house just so we would have enough room when all the grand kids come over (we have a lot of grand kids!!).

  • Chard

    Beet top / with no beet

  • Authors Invited to Write Poems and Stories Based Upon Paintings

    The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace and artist Tim Nyberg invite all authors to participate in “Story Starters,” an exhibit that will feature 11 of Nyberg's paintings along with the stories or poems written in response to each.

  • Newport State Park to Establish Poetry Trail

    A new feature at Newport State Park in Ellison Bay this summer will be a Poetry Trail. The trail is a collaborative effort between Newport State Park, the Newport Wilderness Society, and three poet groups.

  • Cupola House Holds Jensen Book Signing and Reading

    Author Trygvie Jensen will be holding a book signing and story telling session for his recently published book, Through Waves and Gales Come Fishermen's Tales.

  • Grandpa

    It’s been 32 years since I’ve lived on my family’s dairy farm. I drove past my old home last week; I pulled the car over and parked in the gravel on the shoulder of the road to get a better look.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 269

    It is enough for me as a reader that a poem take from life a single moment and hold it up for me to look at. There need not be anything sensational or unusual or peculiar about that moment, but somehow, by directing my attention to it, our attention to it, the poet bathes it in the light of the remarkable.

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming golf events.

  • Short Shots

    After playing golf on and off for the past 54 years, Jim Rossol of Baileys Harbor finally knocked in his first hole-in-one at The Orchards on Thursday, May 20.

  • Leaderboard

    Weekly league results and top scores.

  • Junior Golf is Here!

    Junior golf is just around the corner, and area courses are gearing up for their youth summer programs.

  • First Stuff-o-Rama Flea Market of the Season

    The first Stuff-o-Rama Flea Market of the 2010 season is set for Saturday, June 19 from 8 am – 3 pm, on the grounds of Domicile in Sister Bay. Vendors from Door County and beyond will be selling their wares in the old apple orchard, including antiques, junque, children books, clothing, arts and crafts, and unique treasures.

  • Sturgeon Bay Hosts 12th Annual Sturgeon Bay Fine Art Fair

    Masterpieces, music, and murals will be the order of the day as the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) presents the 12th Annual Fine Art Fair, May 29 and 30 from 10 am – 4 pm each day at Sunset Park, located at the corner of Third Avenue and Florida Street.

  • Artist Demonstration at Great Northern by Design

    Kathleen Nelson will demonstrate her painting techniques on the stone porch at Great Northern by Design at the Settlement Shops Saturday, May 29 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery Announces Second Exhibit of 2010 Season

    Fine Line Designs Gallery is excited to announce the second exhibit of their 2010 season, which kicks off with an artist reception on Saturday, June 12 from 4 – 7 pm.

  • Dragonfly Gallery & Gardens Opens for 2010 Season

    The Dragonfly Gallery & Gardens begin their third season Saturday, May 29. The gallery features jewelry, fabric creations, recycled art, birdhouses, paintings, pottery, and garden art from many artists including Jim Hoye, who creates twig furniture, and Dave Petranek, known for his “Whimsical Wings.

  • Door to Down Under on Display

    An exhibition of oil paintings and selected journal sketches spanning six years of travel by artist Cheryl Stidwell Parker will be on display in the Sister Bay Library May 1 – June 12.

  • Gibraltar Newspaper Wins Eight Awards

    Gibraltar’s student newspaper, the Viking Voice, was recognized with eight awards in the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation’s Better Newspaper Contest.

  • Sevastopol Takes Conference Golf Title

    The Sevastopol High School golf team cruised to a comfortable victory at the 18-hole conference championship held on Tuesday, May 4 at Northbrook Country Club, capturing its second conference title in the last three years.

  • The Rural Brain Drain

    As much as I love living in Door County and writing about the people here and the problems we face, I can't help but have this heavy sense that what we all love about this place is slipping away.

  • 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 Community is not inevitable.

  • 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.

  • Open House Unveils Student-built Home in Luxemburg

    The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) will host an open house and dedication ceremony to celebrate the construction of the third annual DKBEP High School Home Construction Project in Luxemburg.

  • Judge Rules in Sister Bay’s Favor in Marina Landing Suit

    The Village of Sister Bay did not err in denying Gage Meyer a conditional use permit for a condominium development in 2007, according to a judgment reached by Door County Judge Peter Diltz May 20.

  • Perfection A Long Time Coming

    Gibraltar High School, so long an athletic doormat, is now home to perfection. Last night the school’s baseball team completed an unblemished Packerland Conference Championship season, spanking Green Bay NEW Lutheran 14 – 2.

  • Gibraltar Girls Take First Ever Conference Title

    The Gibraltar girls track team made school history Monday, winning its first ever Packerland Conference championship. "Track is a numbers sport," said coach Paul Bremel.

  • Maritime Museum Unveils “Ghosts”

    The Door County Maritime Museum delves into the world of the paranormal with the opening of its new exhibit “Ghosts! Haunted Lighthouses of the Great Lakes” on Saturday, May 22, in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Peddling to Work

    Yesterday I hopped on the bike for my commute to work, doing my part in National Bike to Work Week. Fortunately for the rest of the office, I beat everyone to work by about half an hour. That gave me

  • Gibraltar Continues Pursuit of Perfection

    Gibraltar 3rd baseman Trevor Tanck knocks in Mitch Weborg for the winning run in the 6th inning last night to keep the Vikings unbeaten streak alive. The Vikings won 3-2, and are now 13-0 in the conference.

  • Bike to Work Week

    Yesterday afternoon, my editor forwarded me an announcement about this being National Bike to Work Week. I thought I'd do my part by spreading the word in Pulse Picks today, then realized I couldn't just

  • Be Part of the Pulse

    We want your voice in our Entertainment Section! The Door County summer is upon us, and we want you to help us paint the picture of the scene in 2010.

  • New On Deck Location a Perfect Fit

    Walking the quaint streets of downtown Sturgeon Bay, you'll find an On Deck clothing store nestled on the corner of 3rd Avenue and Jefferson Street, as if it's been there for decades.

  • Door County Half Marathon Results

    Jason Ryf of Oshkosh took first place in the 3rd Door County Half Marathon May 1 at Peninsula State Park. Ryf finished in 1:09:51, besting second-place finisher Francis Flanagan by more than three minutes.

  • Volunteer Recruitment Workshop Tuesday

    The Volunteer Center of Door County is offering a workshop for volunteer management Tuesday, May 18. The workshop covers basic volunteer management in education, volunteer recruitment techniques and crafting effective recruitment messages.

  • Land Trust Expands Bay Shore Blufflands Preserve

    The Door County Land Trust announces the purchase and addition of a key parcel to its Bay Shore Blufflands Nature Preserve. The property is located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment approximately 10 miles north of Sturgeon Bay just inland of the shores of Green Bay.

  • Best Breakfast Honor Goes to White Gull Inn

    Fish Creek's White Gull Inn earned a healthy dose of fame this morning, and shared it with a great plug for Door County on ABC's Good Morning America.

  • Hit the Streets, Ride for Nature

    On May 16, 136 elite athletes will hit to the streets in North America’s biggest cycling event, the Tour of California. Cyclists in Door County have a less daunting option on the horizon – The Ride for Nature to benefit The Ridges Sanctuary on June 19.

  • ORiGiNAL LYRiCS performed at WRiTERS NiGHT

    Each Thursday from 7 – 10 pm in the lobby of the Holiday Motel* songsters, jokesters and poets unite. Anyone who has some original words to share is welcome.

  • Gibraltar Claims Baseball Crown

    Somewhere, Chief is smiling at a new generation of "dinks." The Gibraltar Vikings locked up the Packerland Conference Baseball Championship with a 13 - 2 win over Kewaunee last night in Fish Creek.