Volume 16 Issue 14 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Children’s Book Signing at Cupola House

    Cindy Lou, author of the children’s book The King of Ing Wants to Sing, will be at Cupola House Shops July 3 from 1 – 3 pm. The public is invited to the meet Lou during the book-signing event.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 274

    The Blessing of the Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog To be blessed said the old woman is to live and work so hard God’s love washes right through you like milk through a cow To be blessed said the dark red tulip is to knock their eyes out with the slug of lust implied by your up-ended skirt To be blessed said the dog is to have a pinch of God inside you and all the other dogs can smell it American Life in Poetry is made possible by The Poetry Foundation (www.

  • Unspoken Infidelities

    You were a trick of mind, a careful bend of scars, but I am no longer blind. Childish hands yearn only to find descending, foggy-minded stars – You were a trick of mind.

  • Ephraim’s Herbi Hardt Looks Back on 98 Years

    Herbi Hardt saw World War I his German homeland, came to America in 1923, and got to know a man named Jens Jensen in his early years in Door County. All just part of a colorful life.

  • Butterflies and a Declaration of Interdependence

    It has been said that butterflies are the only “bugs” that people aren’t afraid of. They can’t bite or sting, and they won’t chase after you. They go wherever they please, and they please wherever they go.

  • Pulse Brings the Best of “Sheepshead Review”

    Sheepshead Review was founded in 1976 with the goal to produce a journal of creative work to showcase the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay students, faculty, and the Wisconsin community each semester.

  • Clearing the Air

    Door County bartenders and owners look forward to the smoking ban, but still have reservations about unintended consequences.

  • Where Fantasy Rules – The Door County Renaissance Faire

    Royalty reigned, knights jousted, and dragons roamed in a kingdom outside Carlsville last weekend in a break from reality at Door County’s first Renaissance Fantasy Faire.

  • Pulse Introduces New Series in Literature Pages

    As a way to promote literary journals throughout the state, the Pulse’s literature section is introducing a new feature. Each month, we will feature a different literary journal, printing the “best of” each journal.

  • Door County Cherry Crop Comes in Early

    The Door County cherry crop is expected to come in two weeks early.

  • The Worm Atlas

    Leo Keller pushed his shovel back under the ground. About nine more shovelfuls and he could empty his bucket. The hole was a good six feet deep but the area had a nice water table.

  • Egg Harbor Considering Police Officer

    News coming up in Door County.

  • Two Kayak Classes by Kayaking Adventures of Door County

    A coastal sea-kayaking workshop for beginners will be offered by Kayaking Adventures Door County (KADC) on Friday, July 2 from 12 – 6 pm. Geared to the novice adult sea kayaker, this workshop will cover the following topics: boat fit, paddle strokes, boat maneuvering, wet exits and rescues.

  • Scarecrow Building Contest

    Monday, July 5 is the deadline for registration for the first annual scarecrow building contest sponsored by the Sister Bay Historical Society. There are categories for children through age 11, youth from 12 to 18 years of age, and adults.

  • Sister Bay Historical Society Garden Walk

    Tickets for a “Day in the Garden,” the eighth annual garden walk sponsored by the Sister Bay Historical Society, are now available at several area outlets.

  • Another Look at ‘Snake Doctors’

    Two educational programs sponsored by The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor will feature dragonflies, one of Door County’s most unique wild predators.

  • Patriotic Event at Peninsula State Park

    Peninsula State Park welcomes Charles Dickson, who will share a recitation of the Gettysburg Address on Saturday, July 3 at 10 am at the Nature Center.

  • Eco-Adventure Set in Isle Royale National Park

    Bay Shore Outdoor Store and Door County Nature and Travel are collaborating on another ecotourism venture. Combining the popular activities of kayaking and hiking the two Door County businesses are offering a trip to Isle Royale National Park.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:50pm

    Item #1: During the past week I noticed a spray bottle of sitting next to the sink in the downstairs bathroom. A cursory reading of the label caused me to pause and ultimately reflect on the mysteries of the advertising world. The spray bottle in question was a standard bathroom product used to clean washbasins, […]

  • Article posted Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:47pm

    “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. Dr. Steiner holds a Ph.D. in Applied Social Psychology. In […]

  • Article posted Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:46pm

    • Major depression affects 16 percent of all Americans and is the leading cause of medical disability in people between the ages of 15 and 44. New brain imaging studies have located a tiny area, called Area 25, which seems to be the circuitry “hub” associated with depression. This area is rich in receptors for […]

  • Events at the Crossroads

    Every Sunday afternoon, the Door County Historical Society hosts a special event at The Historical Village at the Crossroads in an effort to make history come alive.

  • Morning Adventures or Afternoon Wind Downs

    There’s been a lot of rain in the forecast, so when the showers cease it’ll be time to get outdoors in a big way. The place to go? Peninsula State Park.

  • Notes from the Grove

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government. • The Health, Safety and Welfare Committee is continuing to work on a Well Head Protection Ordinance for the town. In addition the Town Board will have a telephone conference on July […]

  • Article posted Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:41pm

    1,000 Tons of water needed to produce one ton of grain 95 Percent of workers who depend on cars for commuting in Atlanta 40 Percent of workers that rely on cars for commuting in Amsterdam $25 The fine for wearing a thong bathing suit at North Carolina’s Kure Beach 104,000 Number of employees in the […]

  • Taken for Granted

    In these difficult economic times, when we are confronted daily with messages of governmental overspending and political polarization, it’s easy to forget what a beacon in the world the United States continues to be.

  • The Community Garden Breaks Ground

    The Community’s Garden held its official ground-breaking under brilliant blue skies on June 24 at 6:30 am. The Community’s Garden is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2009 as the result of collaboration between Door County Memorial Hospital, the City of Sturgeon Bay, and the UW Extension in Door County.

  • Winter Snowball

    (Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling) Chaperone: Tonight, I’ll have three daughters out there somewhere. One is a freshman, the other two sophomores, and they’re all on their first dates tonight, or at least that’s what they told me.

  • Green Quote

    “One of the most remarkable modern urban transformations has occurred in Bogotá, Colombia, where Enrique Peñalosa served as mayor for three years. When he took office in 1998 he did not ask how life could be improved for the 30 percent who owned cars, but for the 70 percent – the majority – who did […]

  • Farmers’ Markets Open for Business

    • Jacksonport Farmers’ Market at Lakeside Park, Tuesday, 9 am – 1 pm. • Settlement Shops Farmers’ Market in Fish Creek, Wednesday, 10 10 am – 2 pm. • Sturgeon Bay Farm/Craft Market at Market Square, Wednesday, 4 – 8 pm. • Country Walk Shops Farmers’ Market in Sister Bay, Wednesday, 3:30 – 5:30 pm. […]

  • Green Facts

    92 Percent of American adults who own cars 6 Percent of Chinese adults who do

  • Detroit Island Phragmites Control Program

    The Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department (SWCD) and the Detroit Island Landowners Association are preparing to tackle a growing Phragmites australis problem on approximately 10 miles of Detroit Island shoreline.

  • Ray Takes 3rd in Grandma’s Half Marathon

    Wendi Ray of Ellison Bay finished third in the Grandma’s Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth, Minn. June 18. Ray, 37, finished in a personal best time of 1:14:55. Caroline Rotich of Kentucky won the race in 1:12:40, and Alemtsehay Misganaw of Ethiopia finished second in 1:14:46. The race draws over 5,000 participants each year.

  • Volleyball League Thanks Contributors

    A sand volleyball court can cost as much as $10,000 to construct, but thanks to donations of time, materials, and equipment, the Northern Door Volleyball Association (NDVA) was able to add a third court to its facilities this summer for a fraction of the cost.


    June 30 Results Bay Shore Outdoor 3, Peninsula Pulse 0 Four Season Tree Experts 3, Belly Shots 0 Gray-Aire Dairy 3, Camp David 0 Off A Horse 2, Northern Grill 1 Husby’s 2, Blue Ox 1 Blue Horse 3, Bayside Tavern 0   Standings Four Season Tree Experts 11-1 Blue Horse Bistro 10-2 Husby’s 10-2 […]

  • Sports Schedule

    DOOR COUNTY LEAGUE BASEBALL Upcoming Schedule All games start at 1:30 pm unless noted • July 3 Kolberg @ Institute Baileys Harbor @ Sister Bay • July 4 West Jacksonport @ Maplewood Washington Island @ Egg Harbor (2:30 pm) Standings Kolberg 8-0 West Jacksonport 4-3 Maplewood 4-4 Egg Harbor 4-4 Washington Island 4-4 Institute 4-4 […]

  • Record Turnout for Ridges Ride

    The 22nd Ride for Nature to benefit the Ridges Sanctuary held June 19 raised $8,000 for educational programs at the wildlife sanctuary. Nearly 400 riders took part, the most in the history of the event.

  • Quick Notes

    • Rear Admiral Michael Parks, Commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District, (the Great Lakes Region) was at Sturgeon Bay USCG facilities on June 14. Admiral Parks made stops at the USCG Station Sturgeon Bay and USCG Cutters, Mobile Bay and Mackinaw. He was accompanied by Ninth Coast Guard District Command Master Chief Jeffrey D. […]

  • Birch Creek Opening Night Reception

    Jeff Larson (left), director of marketing and sales for The Landmark Resort, visited with Helen Smith (second from left) and her daughter Lieutenant Governor Barbara Lawton (right) during a Birch Creek pre-concert reception.

  • Champeau Congratulated for Serving Post 527

    At American Legion Post 527’s June meeting, Commander Tom Kowalski presented a certificate to James Champeau for his 60-year membership with the post.

  • Photopoll

    The smoking ban goes into effect on July 5. What would you like to see banned from bars next? “Bent plastic dart tips.” -Jon Jarosh “Karaoke.” -Cory Diltz “Pickled eggs.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    Scout is a handsome, energetic Pit Bull mix. He is between one and two years old, loves to play fetch, lounge in the summer sun, and go for walks. He is neutered and ready to have some fun! Bronco and Hilo are the best of friends! Two years ago the two cats arrived at the shelter and have stuck together ever since.

  • Sparkling Starters & Jesse Johnson from Waterfront

    Welcome back to Wine:30, season two! We hope you all “wintered” well, and would like to thank the many folks that took the time during our hiatus to let us know how much you enjoyed last year’s columns.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:14pm

    Question: What percent of Door County Real Estate taxes were paid by non-Door County residents in 2008?

  • Article posted Thursday, July 1, 2010 2:12pm

    It’s a mother-daughter team that gets our praise, for serving up coffee and cream and eggs with hollandaise! They’re both a delight at the fan-favorite Sandpiper, they’ll start your day off right, and cure you of being a griper.

  • Is It Anger or Abuse?

    What is the difference between abusive behavior and anger management issues? They are generally seen as one in the same, when that is far from the truth.


    The Pulse prints the best-of-the-best bits of overheard information from all over the county.

  • Dear Mary Pat,

    Dear Mary Pat, I think they are all deaf and sometimes, in a restaurant trying to enjoy dinner, I wish I was also. I'm referring to these people who sit facing each other six inches apart and they are yelling and screeching continuously.

  • Tech This Out

    Though it's only a few decades old, the Internet is already a staple in our lives. The software that allows us to surf the web, however, is constantly changing.

  • Tips from the Pro

    One of the greatest things about golf is that its players govern themselves and respect the rules of the game. The game is more fun and rewarding when you play within the rules.

  • Grilling Artists at the Landmark Resort

    National grilling artists Mad Dog & Merrill, were on-location at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor on June 22 filming a segment of their new television series called Mad Dog & Merrill's Midwest Grill'n.

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming golf events.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 1, 2010 1:59pm

    • Captain Bruce Bishop offers charter sail cruises on the beautiful waters of Door County with Fish Creek’s Friendly Charters. With 42 years of sailing experience Captain Bruce Bishop is not only an adept captain, but also an adept educator with a wealth of knowledge in Door County maritime history and lore. Each sail is […]

  • Caddy Quiz ‘em

    This week’s trivia question: In competition, how many clubs is a golfer allowed to carry?

  • Player Profile

    Profile of golfer Tom Schmelzer.

  • Catching Up With Cam

    Sevastopol graduate Cam Fuller recently completed a successful season as a redshirt freshman on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (UWGB) men’s golf team.


    Riley Bridenhagen and Katie Gilbert say “Cheese!” for the camera at JJ’s in Sister Bay.

  • What would you do on your day off in Door County?

    I would buy tickets to the Peninsula Players, Theatre in a Garden.

  • Doorways at Bjorklunden

    Door Shakespeare’s education program, “Doorways: Creating Theatre for Children,” announced the 2010 schedule of classes. The goal of Doorways is to explore the power of creativity through developing original theatre through traditional theatre games, improvisation, and acting exercises.

  • Wise Women and Witty Men Perform July 2

    Four solo singer/songwriters will come together at the Woodwalk Barn on Friday, July 2 at 7 pm, for a night of sophisticated and moving music, touched with a bit of crazy.

  • Annual Folk Festival at Peg Egan Center

    Four nationally known musical acts will come together to perform at the Annual Folk Festival concert at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center’s Sunset Concerts Series.

  • Jana Nyberg Tours the Midwest

    This July the Twin Cities based Jana Nyberg Group begins their first extended tour. After their self-titled debut album hit the scene in 2008, the Jana Nyberg Group has been working steadily throughout the Midwest, wowing audiences with their young talent and unique sound.

  • Americana and Celtic duo Switchback Performs at Martin Park

    On Tuesday, July 6 at 7 pm, Switchback will take the stage at Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. Featuring original Americana, traditional Celtic, and a few nods to genres off the beaten path, Switchback includes Martin McCormack and Brian FitzGerald.

  • John Hiatt Performs at Door Community Auditorium

    The Door Community Auditorium will come alive on Monday, July 5 at 8 pm, when legendary songwriter John Hiatt takes the stage with his all-star band The Combo.

  • Unity at Camp David

    Fishstock will open Camp David’s 25th year with the upbeat, reggae band Unity.

  • Booking

    James Larsen books live music for Husby’s in Sister Bay. This summer he put together a slate of that blends different sounds from Milwaukee and the Fox Valley with local stalward DC bands.

  • Annual Hymn Sing at Zion United

    Zion United Methodist Church will hold the first of its two annual hymn sings at 6:30 pm on Sunday, July 11. The event, which has attracted participants from over a dozen different religious dominations, features old-time hymns selected by the audience.

  • Savory Spoon Offers Tasty Events

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School in Ellison Bay will present the first “Small Bites” event on Tuesday, July 6 at 6 pm. The event will feature several small plates inspired by the seasonal garden and include a glass of wine paired with the menu.

  • Haunted Pub Crawl

    The Door County Trolley and Carrington Pub & Grill are pleased to offer a Haunted Pub Crawl. This haunted tavern tour will place visitors close to the "spirits" of Door County as they enjoy the tales of the peninsula's haunted pubs and taverns.

  • Summertime Restaurant Celebrates 100 Years

    To mark the 100th birthday of the Summertime Restaurant, a Fish Creek landmark, the Gibraltar Historical Association is hosting “Gibraltar Talks… Summertime’s History 100 Years,” on Thursday, July 8.

  • “History Speaks” in Ephraim

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation’s “History Speaks” lectures will take place Tuesdays, July 6 – July 27 at 7:30 pm at Ephraim Village Hall.

  • Door County Folk Festival

    The 2010 Door County Folk Festival begins Wednesday, July 7 and continues through Sunday, July 11. The 31st annual event continues a tradition of enjoyable weekends where participants may dance (as late into the night as they wish), sing, learn, eat, party, and make new friends in a relaxed, community atmosphere.

  • Classes at Bjorklunden

    From July 25 through July 30 Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden in Baileys Harbor is offering three seminars: “The United States and the Greatest Generation, 1929-1945,” “Early Renaissance Art in Florence,” and “Basic Crossword Puzzle Construction.

  • Door County Connections Abroad

    This fall, Brian and Jeanee Linden of Ellison Bay are offering two theme tours at their centre in China, the Linden Centre.

  • 317 Miles Later, Family Pedals into Fish Creek

    The Lecy family rode two tandem bikes from Porter, IN to Fish Creek to start their summer vacation.

  • Birch Creek Music Center Highlights Robert Handford

    Since 1998, Robert Hanford has served as concertmaster and instructor at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor.

  • “A Little Night Music”

    Very few things say Door County more than the beautiful waters surrounding the peninsula and the spectacular summer sunsets. Third Avenue Playhouse plans to take full advantage of both with A Little Night Music, a benefit event for the theater, on Saturday, July 17.

  • David Beck Performs Patriotic Favorites

    Pianist and local favorite David Beck will be the featured artist for the third in a series of five summer concerts at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay on Wednesday, July 7 at 7 pm.

  • Whitefish Dunes Photo Contest

    To encourage children and families to enjoy the outdoors, the Whitefish Dunes State Park is hosting a photo contest. The contest calls for participants to capture the natural beauty, unique features, and special activities at the park.

  • Art and Nature Center Features “Lighthouses of Door County”

    "Lighthouses of Door County: Original Watercolors" by Cathy Meader will be the featured exhibit at the Art and Nature Center on Washington Island through July 29.

  • Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

    When Cynthia and Al Johnson retired to Baileys Harbor in 2000 they embarked on a new venture: art. “We didn’t know that art was going to be such a central part of our lives when we moved here,” said Cynthia.

  • Sturgeon Bay Arts Group Announces First Fridays

    The Sturgeon Bay Artist Collective, a group of artists that hosts Sturgeon Bay's popular Art Studio Crawls, will begin "1st Fridays,” art events that will be held on the first Friday of every month from May through December.

  • Fred Imhoff Designs Showcased at the Santa Fe Shop

    The Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek will feature original glass pieces by Fred Imhoff. Imhoff designs and sculpts flame worked glass from his studio in Portland, Oregon, creating pieces that feature clean forms and patterns with a focus on minimalism.

  • Pipka’s of Door County Announces Cherry Art Reception & Store Event

    Cherries are one of the most recognizable symbols of Door County, and at Pipka’s, there are cherries galore! Join Pipka’s of Door County for a special reception devoted to cherry-themed collage art and jewelry on Friday, July 2 from 5:30 – 7: 30 pm.

  • Pangaia Gallery Invited Public to Create Glass Jewelry

    On Saturday, July 24 at Pangaia Gallery, artist Kathy Stanaszek will demonstrate the ancient art of creating fused glass jewelry. The demonstration will be part of one-hour classes offered by the gallery beginning at 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm.

  • Light, Shadow, and Texture Inspire Featured Artist at the Katie Gingrass Gallery

    An artist opening for David Schaefer and benefit event for Altrusa will be held at the Katie Gingrass Gallery at Liberty Square on July 10 between 4 – 6 pm.

  • Russel Heil’s Woodwork Featured in Jacksonport Craft Cottage

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage is pleased to present hand crafted exotic wood coaster sets and trivets by Russel Heil. Combining a variety of colorful and exotic woods to achieve a beautiful hand-finished, functional piece, Heil creates one-of-a-kind pieces.

  • Guitar, Flute and Vocal Provide Inspiration for Visual Art

    Classical and jazz guitarist Evan Montgomery and flutist/jazz vocalist Jana (Nyberg) Meckler will provide the musical inspiration for the next g42 (Gallery 42) art and music jam on Saturday, July 3, 2 – 4 pm, This talented duo will perform a variety of music while gallery owner Tim Nyberg interprets the music on canvas.

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery Announces Exhibit III

    Two women with entirely different mediums and artistic perspectives are pairing up for Fine Line Designs Gallery's third exhibit of the 2010 season. Featuring the work of ceramic artist Stephanie Evans and oil painter Pamela Murphy, Exhibit III's Artist Reception is set for Thursday, July 8 from 4 – 7 pm, with the exhibit running through Monday, August 2.

  • Jewelry Trunk Show at Edgewood Orchard

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will be hosting a jewelry trunk show for well-known Kentucky jeweler Julie Shaw on Friday, July 2 through Monday, July 5 from 10 am – 5 pm daily.

  • Dragonfly Gallery Features Student Artists

    The Dragonfly Gallery & Ladybug Studio is pleased to announce a special exhibit Sunday, July 4 through Friday, July 9. The Milwaukee Public High School of Urban Planning and Architecture (SUPRA), associated with UW Milwaukee, will be exhibiting the work of students.

  • Culture Club – Peninsula Arts & Humanities Alliance

    After heading the Peninsula School of Art for five years, I am still surprised by some of the comments and questions I hear.

  • “All Favorites Great and Small” at Clay Bay Pottery

    Clay Bay Pottery in Ellison Bay is hosting its 34th Summer Reception “All Favorites Great and Small” on Friday, July 9, from 5 – 8 pm. The reception will feature personal favorites of each of the participating artists.

  • “Looking Deep Within the Core,” Opens at Charlene’s Gallery Ten

    Charlene’s Gallery Ten in Gills Rock will feature Sarah Aagesen’s photography beginning Saturday, July 3. An artist reception will take place at 3 pm with an artist talk scheduled for 4 pm.

  • Champeau Gallery Features William Schneider

    William Schneider’s work is on display at the Champeau Gallery in Sister Bay. The artist recently received recognition at “The Pastel National Exhibition 2010” held at the Wichita Center for the Arts.

  • An Artist, An Influence

    I could see the air as early as I can remember. I would play with the tiny specks, “thinking” them into shifting pattern flows by the time I reached early grade school.

  • Enjoy Art on the Quiet Side in Jacksonport

    The 21st Annual Art on the Quiet Side will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4 at Lakeside Park from 9 am – 4 pm in downtown Jacksonport. The public is welcome to bring the whole family to enjoy the quiet side of Door County at Lakeside Park.

  • The Poplar Problem

    Yesterday I wrote about the quick death of the Lombardy Poplar, and I asked for reader's insights about the trees. A handful chimed in with more interesting information. John Meredith, landscape architect

  • Death of the Lombardy Poplar

    Over the last year I've noticed what seems to be a boom in the number of tall, thin trees dying around the peninsula, and last week I took a picture and passed it along to Roy and Charlotte Lukes in hopes

  • Door County Living, Late Summer Issue

    Door county Living's, late summer issue arrives today! It will start to get delivered today and will hopefully be out on the shelves by this weekend. The Wild Tomato is one of our featured restaurants

  • The Fungus is among us!

    More Images at: With all the rain and warm temperatures that we have been having, the mushrooms and fungus have really sprung to life this year. While hiking the trails in Peninsula

  • Door County Renaissance Fair

    The Door County Fantasy Renaissance Fair is happening this weekend and next. June 26th and 27th, and again July 3rd and 4th, Just North of Carlsville on Monument Point rd. you can find fun and fantasy

  • Eric Lewis and Friends, Woodwalk Concert Series

    More images at: Eric Lewis is Back! And he brought a few friends from Nashville TN to join him for his first night back. Woodwalk Gallery just south of Egg Harbor was the

  • Old Ellison Bay Days

    It's the last weekend in June and that means it is Olde Ellison Bay Days! The Village of Ellison Bay in northern Door County holds it's annual festival that is filled with fun for all. The weekend kicks

  • Egg Harbor Filling Public Arts Committee

    • The Village of Egg Harbor is looking for people to serve on its new Public Art Committee. Village residency is not required. The committee will advise the board, staff, artists, developers and others on the implementation of the public art program.

  • Southern Door Students Donate Kindles

    • Southern Door High School seniors recently donated three Kindles to the Door County Cancer Center at Door County Memorial Hospital in memory of a late friend.

  • Bjorklunden Speaker Just Won Tony Award

    When Broadway shows are nominated for a Tony Award, people are curious. Producers are hopeful; the more nominations they receive, the better the chance to win.

  • Sister Bay Native Moves Up at Sports Illustrated

    For 1989 Gibraltar graduate Kim [Anderson] Kelleher, an early professional setback proved vital to her future success. Kelleher takes over as Vice President of Global Sales for the Sports Illustrated Group next month.

  • Egg Harbor Native is Miss Wisconsin

    The goal of Door County sisters Kim and Katie Sawyer was to place in the top 10 of last weekend’s Miss Wisconsin Pageant. They did that, then the top five, then the top three.

  • Vietnam Vet Gets His Due

    More than 41 years ago, Scott “Doc” Chobot left to serve in Vietnam. It would be the last time his feet would touch American soil. Chobot served in the U.

  • The Camp David Reunion in Brief

    Images from a three-day extended family reunion in Fish Creek. • Too many attendees (with spouses and kids) to count, because… • Host Dave Ellmann was too busy feeding the crowd for three days with… • A 134-pound pig stuffed with eight whole chickens, roasted on a grill supplied by neighbor Don Franke; brats and […]

  • Chanterelle Mushrooms

    One of our favorite sayings tells us to look for morel mushrooms in spring when the emerging oak leaves are the size of a mouse’s ear. Associations between seasonal happenings in nature can be interesting, easy to remember, and downright helpful.