Volume 16 Issue 11 – Section 1

In this issue

  • High Tunnels Workshop

    Peninsular Agricultural Research Station and Door County UW-Extension will offer a workshop on growing systems under high tunnels. The workshop will take place at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy 42, Sturgeon Bay on June 15 from 9:30 am – 4 pm.

  • “Above Average” Rummage Sale

    The UU Fellowship is holding an “Above Average” Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 12 from 9 am – 4 pm. The sale proceeds will be designated for the development of the UU Memorial Garden.

  • Flare Shoot and Paddling Seminar

    The Door County Sail & Power Squadron (DCS&PS) has scheduled a flare shoot Saturday, June 12 at 2 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. The Coast Guard will clear airspace for area boaters to dispose of expired flares in a supervised environment.

  • The Ridge’s Summer Kid Camps

    When children attend Ridges programs, they experience first-hand one of the most unique natural areas in Door County. Conducted by professional staff and volunteers, children learn through exploration and interactive games.

  • The Ridges Sanctuary’s Family Programs

    Ponds and creeks harbor some of the most fascinating creatures: caddisflies, whirligig beetles, and damselfly nymphs. Parents and children can explore together and discover these amazing creatures during “Skittering Critters,” a program offered by The Ridges Sanctuary and the Door County YMCA.

  • Visit the Backyards of Door County

    Owners of some of the Door County’s finest backyard gardens and water features are opening their doors to pond enthusiasts for the Parade of Ponds to benefit the Family Centers of Door County on June 26.

  • Ephraim Museums Offer a New Tour

    Visitors will have a new option in exploring historic Ephraim this summer: a leisurely one-hour ride in Ephraim Village Museums’ new electric Tram. The Tram Tour will depart 10 am from Anderson Barn History Center, Tuesdays through Fridays, just prior to the popular 10:30 am Historic Walking Tour, beginning Tuesday, June 22.

  • Activities at the Crossroads

    On Sunday, June 13 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, The Historical Village at The Crossroads at Big Creek will host a "Photo Shoot." Joe and Laura Knaapen will open their costume trunk and for a $10 donation to the Door County Historical Society, families and/or friends may have their photo taken in vintage costume.

  • Learn About Running Green

    The public is welcome to learn more about the sport of trail running and walking by previewing the “Running Green for Crossroads” 2K and 5K courses with experienced runner coaches.

  • Enter a Scarecrow Contest

    Creativity, ingenuity, craftsmanship, and perhaps a bit of humor will determine winners of the scarecrow-building contest held by the Sister Bay Historical Society.

  • Culture Club – Peninsula Arts & Humanities Alliance

    Is 75 years a long time? Maybe, maybe not. It depends on who or what is 75. For instance, in the long life of the rock that forms the Niagara Escarpment, 75 years is barely the blink of an eye.

  • Hope United Church Presents Free Concert Series

    Pianist and local favorite David Beck will be the featured artist for the 2010 Summer Concert Series at Hope United Church of Christ. The public is invited to attend this free concert series taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm.

  • Miller Art Museum Presents Violinist Marina Gittins

    Marina Gittins presents a farewell concert to the Door County community on Friday, June 11, 7 pm, at the Miller Art Museum. Gittens, who has been studying violin for 11 years with the likes of Seattle’s Ron Patterson and Appleton’s Prof.

  • Chantelles Sing for Area Non-Profits

    The Chantelles, a female chorus from Green Bay will be performing on Saturday, June 12 at 7 pm at the Southern Door Community Auditorium. The concert is free; though a free will offering will take place.

  • Peninsula Players Announces 2010 Company Members

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces cast and company members for its 75th anniversary season, including both new and familiar faces to the stage.

  • Door Shakespeare Announces Sparkling 2010 Season

    Door Shakespeare continues the fine tradition of presenting professional classical theater under the stars in the beautiful garden at Bjorklunden. The troupe's 2010 productions include Shakespeare's romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing and Sheridan's English satire The Rivals.

  • Zac’s Trivia

    Question: Who was Ephraim’s first Fyr Bal Chieftan in 1965?

  • Peninsula Pulse Server of the Week

    Melanie Hass is this week's server of the week!

  • Horoscopes

    Gemini (May 21 – June 21): Your lucky musical instrument this week is the ukulele, which will serve as an astonishing lapel brooch.

  • Dear Mary Pat

    Dear Mary Pat, There is an epidemic of people not being able to filter their thoughts before ignorant comments come flying out of their mouths. I just don’t understand why people can’t exercise a little restraint before speaking.


    My current obsession? Lady Gaga. I can’t stop listening to Lady Gaga.

  • Tips from the Pro

    Do you want to lower your golf scores? You can improve your scores by 5 – 10 shots per round just by becoming a better putter. Putting is without a doubt one of the most important elements of the game of golf.

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming golf events in Door County include the following.

  • Leaderboard

    League results and top scores of the week.

  • Caddy Quiz ‘em

    The late and great John Wooden will always be remembered for his lifelong accomplishments as one of the greatest basketball coaches in history. But what did Wooden accomplish in a single round of golf that no professional golfer has ever done? (It is believed that only four people in the world have accomplished this feat).

  • Short Shots

    I had the pleasure of joining Bob Bartlett of Fish Creek and Madison for a loop at Peninsula Golf Course on May 29. During our 18-hole round, I witnessed Bob make two chip-ins, both on the back nine: one on #11 and one #15.

  • Player Profile

    I caught up with Jim this spring shortly after scoring his first hole-in-one. After playing golf on and off for the past 53 years, Jim recorded his first ace on May 20 on #6 at The Orchards.

  • Horseshoe Bay Hosts Putting Clinic For Retirees

    Through a “Learning In Retirement” program organized by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), Pete Mogg, Head Golf Professional of Horseshoe Bay Golf Club hosted a putting clinic on Wednesday, May 19.

  • High School Golf Wrap-Up

    With an individual score of 78 at the Sectional Tournament in Hunter’s Glen in Crivitz on June 1, Sevastopol junior Ben Ehlers, became the sole county golfer to advance to the State Tournament.

  • Door County Sports Schedule

    DOOR COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL June 13 Schedule All games start at 1:30 pm Kolberg @ West Jacksonport Egg Harbor @ Institute Sister Bay @ Maplewood Baileys Harbor @ Washington Island Standings Kolberg 5-0 West Jacksonport 4-1 Maplewood 3-2 Egg Harbor 3-2 Washington Island 1-4 Sister Bay 1-4 Baileys Harbor 1-4 Institute 1-4 WOMEN’S DOUBLE-HEADER LEAGUE […]

  • Quick Notes

    • The Door County Community Foundation invites local charities to submit applications for financial support from the Arts Fund. “We hope to promote and celebrate the arts as an integral part of the health of our community,” said Bret Bicoy, President & CEO of the Community Foundation.

  • Sevastopol Student Paper and Yearbook Earn Honors

    The Pioneer Chips, Sevastopol’s student newspaper, earned an Honorable Mention award for general excellence from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.


    Mary Bell of Baileys Harbor enjoyed a weekend with her sisters, including two who had never been to Door County, over Mothers’ Day Weekend.

  • Death of Yeardley Love, a Domestic Abuse Reminder

    On May 2, Yeardley Love, a University of Virginia (UVA) lacrosse player, was found dead in her bed; the result of "blunt force trauma," according to police reports.

  • Passtimes Books

    Sometimes it’s in the blood; such might be the case with Stephen Grutzmacher, owner of Passtimes Books. His mother taught children to read, his grandmother was a librarian and his college literature professor father named him after James Joyce’s Stephen Dedalus.

  • Be Part of the Pulse

    It's easy to join the conversation! Feel free to email ([email protected]) or post to Facebook any thoughts and experiences on any of these topics, at any time, and we'll put the best of them in print! Overheard These are little bits of entertaining eavesdropping.

  • A Review

     For so many of us, our most indelible memories are those we have of our childhood homes and neighborhoods.

  • He’s Not Billy Anymore

    People in the Sheffield Neighborhood who knew Emily thought she was an especially virtuous woman. They were not only convinced she would never commit an illegal act, they were certain she would never do anything immoral.

  • Call for Submissions Inspired by “On the Road”

    Verse Wisconsin is accepting poetry, visual poetry, and/or video poetry inspired by Jack Kerouac’s famous work, On the Road. The deadline for entries is August 1; selected pieces will appear in the online issue in October.

  • Simmons Book Reviewed

    “The Story of Jules Verne, A Watch Pocket Dog” by area artist Wayne Simmons was recently reviewed by The Midwest Book Review. The review appears in mulitiple places, including the May 2010 library newsletter, “Wisconsin Bookwatch,” as well as the May 2010 online “Internet Bookwatch.

  • Knock Magazine of Door County Taking Last Submissions Second Annual Reading and Gallery Show announced

    Knock Magazine of Door County, an art and literary journal, is taking submissions for publication for its eighth issue. Founded by Nik Garvoille in 2007, the magazine strives to bring new artists and writers to the Door County cultural landscape.

  • Pulse Announces Judges for Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé and Photography Jubilee

    The Pulse is excited to announce the writing judges for the Hal Grutzmacher Writers’ Exposé and Photography Jubilee. Alex Kuo will judge the fiction and nonfiction submissions, and Marilyn Taylor will judge the poetry submissions.

  • Gibraltar Offers Youth Basketball Camp June 22 – 24

    The Viking Basketball Boot Camp for boys and girls entering grades 4 – 8 will be held June 22 – 24 in the Gibraltar High School gym. The camp runs from 8:30 – 11:30 am each day.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 271

    Barnyard chickens, which are little more than reptiles with feathers, can be counted on to kill those among them who are malformed or diseased, but we humans, advanced animals that we think we are, are far more likely to just turn away from people who bear the scars of misfortune.

  • The Natural World through Music, Movement, and Science

    From Sunday June 27 to Friday July 2, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden offers a seminar entitled “The Natural World through Music, Movement, and Science” as a part of Grandparents/Grandchild Week.

  • Canning Workshop

    “Preserving Foods Safely” is a hands-on educational workshop for beginning or experienced home canners. The program covers topics such as freezing, food dehydration, and canning, including hot water bath and pressure canning.

  • The Museums of Ephraim Open For the 2010 Season

    Visitors will have the chance to immerse themselves in Ephraim’s rich history on Friday, June 18, when the Ephraim Village Museums reopen for the summer season.

  • Corner of the Past Opens for 14th Season

    The Corner of the Past museum, operated by the Sister Bay Historical Society, will open for its 14th season on Saturday and Sunday, June 12 and 13. Docents will be available from 11 am – 3 pm every weekend through the end of June, when Friday hours will be added to the schedule.

  • Green Quote

    “To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed."

  • Green Facts

    $384: The amount spent by people who live within two miles of their office to commute back and forth to work.

  • An Earth-Friendly Norzwich

    For over three decades the Fish Creek Market has been famous for its affordable sandwiches: the Norzwich in the language of Door County, in honor of its late originator Gerald Norz.

  • Farmers’ Markets Open for Business

    • Jacksonport Farmers’ Market opens June 15, 9 am – 1 pm, and each Tuesday thereafter. • Settlement Shops Farmers’ Market opens June 16, 10 am – 2 pm, and each Wednesday thereafter.

  • DCED Seminar Features the Dangers of Drinking Water

    "The Dangers of Nitrates in Your Drinking Water" is the subject of the Door County Environmental Council's (DCEC) next free program. Dr. Roger Kuhns, geologist and world-traveler, will speak at the event scheduled for Monday, June 21 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Bay Point Inn Earns Travel Green Certification

    Long committed to sustainability, the Bay Point Inn of Egg Harbor is now recognized by Travel Green Wisconsin as one of more than 270 Travel Green Certified businesses in the state.

  • From Shore to Shore

    The 12” by 6” mural project depicting the Sevastopol community, from shore to shore, was unveiled at Sevastopol School on Thursday, June 3. David and Jeanne Aurelius, Ellison Bay artists and resident artists for the project, were at the celebration with students, staff and volunteers who helped the project come to fruition.

  • Door County Artist Exhibits in Houston

    The prestigious Houston gallery, Hoods-Epstein Galleries, will exhibit glass pieces by Sturgeon Bay artist Stephanie Trenchard from June 6 – July 4. The title of the show, “Ensemble 2010” refers to a cast of characters that work to become efficient vignettes.

  • Driver, Wedge, Putter and Palette

    For the second summer season, Ephraim artist Lyle Lamont will display 8 original oils of various Door County landscapes at the Clubhouse at Horseshoe Bay Farms golf course.

  • Gallery Sales Benefit Peninsula Art School

    A benefit event for the Peninsula Art School will be held Saturday, June 19 at the Katie Gingrass Gallery at Liberty Square in Egg Harbor featuring award-winning artist Marla Baggetta.

  • New Lighthouse Selection at the Craft Cottage

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage has added collectable hand-painted Door County lighthouses by Gail Hathaway, who has created an entire series of lighthouse pieces and has expanded her selection to include other noted lighthouses along Lake Michigan.

  • Andrea Wittgens’s Music On Canvas at G42

    Door County artist and gallery owner Tim Nyberg will paint to a live performance by Seattle-based singer/songwriter Andrea Wittgens at G42 (Gallery 42) on Friday, June 11 from 4 – 5:30 pm.

  • Lein-Svencner Joins the Artists of the Flying Pig Gallery

    Collage artist Laura Lein-Svencner creates her work from multiple elements, employing handmade paper, recycled paper, wood, and canvas. She sands, crinkles, manipulates, and fuses the textured pieces into a different state of being.

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery Announces Exhibit II

    With inspirations rooted in nature’s landscapes and human emotions, four varied artists come together for Fine Line Designs Gallery’s second exhibit of the 2010 season.

  • Evolution of an Artwork

    Over the winter, this portrait by Nik Garvoille of Baileys Harbor began with a light gouache underpainting. The process of completion continued as Garvoille inked in the details, added a heavy gouache layer for depth, and finally highlighted the image in acrylic.

  • “Together Again”

    A new ceramic tile, “Together Again,” released by Elkholm Gallery measures 8” by 10” and costs $50. Visit the Ekholm Gallery and view the new collection of paintings and ceramic tiles at 3913 Little Spring Road, Fish Creek.

  • Exhibit II Opening Reception at Edgewood Orchard Galleries

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host an opening reception for its second exhibit of the season on Saturday, June 12 from 4 – 7 pm, including an artist presentation at 5 pm.

  • Door County Art League Features Watercolorist Ruth Sandor

    Beginning June 13, the Gallery of the Door County Art League will host a weeklong exhibit for member Ruth Sandor. Sandor draws inspiration for her watercolor paintings from a range of sources: Haiku poetry to native flowers or insects.

  • Door Prize for Portraiture

    After viewing the 2008 Annual Archibald Prize in Sydney, Australia, a massive portrait exhibition, Steve Lavell and Cheryl Parker were inspired to launch a small-scale portraiture exhibit in Door County.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest, Free Night Thursday

    More Images at: Tonight is the kickoff to the musical events of Door County hosted Steel Bridge Songfest in Sturgeon Bay. There is so much music to be heard it can be confusing as to

  • An Artist, An Influence

    When I was growing up in New York my parents discouraged me from being an artist. We had one artist in the family, and I needed to be a teacher or a nurse.

  • Hardy Gallery Announces Community Mosaic Project Workshop

    The Hardy Gallery is holding a Community Mosaic Project Workshop on Wednesday, June 16, from 1 – 4 pm at the Miller Art Museum Annex Building, located at 360 Nebraska Street in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Hardy Gallery Announces Opening of 48th Annual Juried Exhibition

    The Hardy Gallery in Ephraim is pleased to announce the opening reception for their 48th Annual Juried Exhibition, which will be held on Friday, June 11 from 5:30 – 7 pm.

  • Pot of Gold

    On my way home from a Sneak Peak at the upcoming season for the Peninsula Players, I caught this. Wilson's a Door County historic landmark may truly be the pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow.

  • Use Down, But Door County Energy Bills Will Rise

    Wisconsin Public Service applied to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin to raise electric rates 6.9 percent and natural gas rates 1.2 percent in 2011. The jump comes as a bit of a surprise, as

  • Gibraltar Grad Named New Publisher of Sports Illustrated

    Kimberly (Anderson) Kelleher, 1989 graduate of Gibraltar High School, has recently been named the new Publisher of Sports Illustrated. Kelleher left a successful career at Conde Nast Publications as Vice President and Publisher of SELF Magazine to take on this new endeavor as the first female Publisher of SI.

  • Steel Bridge 2010

    More Images at: Door County's Steel Bridge Songfest 2010 is here. The musicians are pouring into Sturgeon Bay with dinners and music starting tonight and music and songwriting

  • Bertschinger Presents Egg Harbor Recollections

    Bill Bertschinger will be the featured presenter at the Egg Harbor Historical Society's Recollections Gathering June 8. The historical society is continuing its effort to record oral histories of the village, and invites the public to attend this chance to hear from Bertschinger, the long-time Alpine Resort owner.

  • Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center Hosts Social Media Primer

    Social media is changing the way consumers buy products and services. Savvy internet users are checking customer review sites, following you on Twitter, liking you on Facebook and may even be checking in to your business on Foursquare.

  • Sturgeon Bay To Break Ground on Workforce Housing

    Sturgeon Bay's workforce will soon have more housing options. Ground will be broken on a 17-lot development Wednesday, June 9 at 10am in a public ceremony at the soon-to-be former WireTech site on the corner of Erie Street and 6th Avenue.

  • Sister Bay Moves to Ban “Formula” Restaurants

    Sister Bay advanced an ordinance to ban "formula restaurants" in the village. The move comes in response to bid to build a Subway restaurant in the village that was withdrawn in April.

  • Scenes of Steel Bridge Songfests Past

    The Sixth Annual Steel Bridge Songfest will rock Sturgeon Bay once again from June 10 – 13, with musicians performing on more than 15 indoor and outdoor stages.

  • 38th Annual Jacksonport Maifest Celebration

    Complete 2010 Maifest Schedule.