Volume 16 Issue 21 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Article posted Thursday, August 19, 2010 10:48pm

    "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, August 19, 2010 10:46pm

    • How do newborn children become aware of the space around them? In the adult brain there are specific neurons that keep us informed of head direction.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 19, 2010 10:44pm

    174 Number of California school districts listed as financially troubled 40 Number of billionaires who have signed on to Bill Gates’ and Warren Buffet’s pledge to give at least half of their wealth away 2025 The year China is projected to overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy $3,800 China’s per-capita income 1 million Minimum number of Americans projected to lose their homes to foreclosure this year 5 Percent of U.

  • 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 town has received a petition from residents of Isle View, Northern Door and Skaugum Roads requesting those road be designated as Rustic Roads.

  • The Peshtigo Fire – A Natural Disaster in NE Wisconsin

    It is tempting, amid all the natural calamities that have occurred globally in recent years, to believe that something has altered in the world. Yes, global warming is real and, yes, global warming is a significant threat the world community must address.

  • Sister Bay Restaurant Ordinance Gets First Test: Ice Cream Factory Project Praised

    It didn’t take long for Sister Bay to get back into the prickly discussion of what defines a fast-food restaurant. The village passed a ban on formula restaurants Aug.

  • Egg Harbor Marina Dedicated

    • Egg Harbor’s new marina was dedicated Aug. 14, marking the culmination of a tumultuous four years of debate and planning. The $6.5 million marina features 63 slips, handicap accessibility, and natural storm water runoff filtration.

  • County Launches Video Series

    • The County of Door is launching a new program promoting the community and local businesses. The county has entered into a three-year agreement with CGI Communications to produce 10 streaming online videos covering topics including tourism, quality of life and economic development.

  • Door County Explores Alternative Sentencing for OWIs

    When Scott Woldt took the bench as Winnebago County Branch 2 Circuit Court Judge six and a half years ago, it didn’t take him long to recognize the need for a new approach to deal with drunk drivers.

  • “Green Drinks” Examine the Transition Town Idea

    The Transition Town movement is again the subject of this month's “Green Drinks” sustainability networking meeting. “Green Drinks” will be held at Glas Green Coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, August 24 from 4:30 – 6 pm.

  • Julie’s Upscale Resale: The Ultimate in Recycling

    “None of the things that we are selling are going into a landfill,” said Julie Diltz, owner of Julie’s Upscale Resale. “On this tiny little peninsula where we live, we need to recycle and keep our landfills for things that can’t be.

  • Green Facts

    4.2 Billion hours Americans spend each year stuck in traffic 8.4 Percent of the $3.2 billion allocated by Congress in February 2009 to improve energy efficiency through block grants to states and cities that has been spent so far 40 Percent reduction in phytoplankton, the base of the marine food chain, since 1950 Sources: New […]

  • Noted Author Jerry Apps to Speak at DCEC Annual Program

    Jerry Apps, author and radio/TV celebrity will be the keynote speaker at the Door County Environmental Council's 40th Anniversary Annual Summer Program.

  • The DCIST Exotic Mapping Challenge

    The Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) wants to know about resident populations of exotic plants. The public is welcome to assist the organization in identifying and documenting the existing and growing populations of invasive species throughout the Door Peninsula.

  • A Monarch’s Maiden Flight

    There are several places where Charlotte and I have had the great pleasure of having butterflies land on us and the outstretched hands of children. The excellent butterfly house, an outdoor enclosure, at the Mosquito Hill Nature Center near New London, Wisconsin makes use of native butterflies and specializes in outstanding hands-on experiences and topnotch […]


    The Blue Horse Bistro took another league title by taking two of three games in the final match of the year, a make-up game, against Husby’s Aug. 18. Standings Blue Horse Bistro 30-3 Husby’s 27-6 Four Season Tree Experts 27-6 Gray-Aire Dairy 23-10 Bay Shore Outdoor Store 19-14 Peninsula Pulse 18-15 Off A Horse 17-16 […]

  • Door County Sports Schedule

    HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS Gibraltar Varsity Athletics: • Gibraltar/Sevastopol Soccer Aug. 23 vs. Roncalli, 6:30 pm Aug. 26 @ Kewaunee, 4:30 pm • Football Aug. 27 vs. N.E.W., 7 pm • Cross Country Aug. 26 Cross Country Chief K (home), 2 pm • Volleyball Aug. 24 @ Triangular/Kewaunee, 5 pm Sevastopol Varsity Athletics: • Football Aug. […]

  • Bremer Takes Over Gibraltar Volleyball

    Gibraltar volleyball is in transition this season, and new coach Lauren Bremer hopes to make it a smooth one, continuing the program’s growth achieved under former varsity coach Mike Helm.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 19, 2010 6:33pm

    • The Gordon Lodge is hosting a roast of Door County restaurateur James “JJ” Johnson to benefit the Door Community Auditorium Sept. 26. Bacchus Lotus will provide music and roasters will include Digger DeGroot, Mike Mead, Bill Calkins, Judge Peter Diltz and a host of other friends. Dick Burress will emcee the event. Tickets cost […]

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    Princess is a Black Lab/Pit Bull mix who is approximately 12 weeks old. She is a ball of energy who enjoys chewing on bones, playing fetch, and snuggling. She is looking for a loving family who will teach her basic commands and tucker her out! Skittles is a handsome buff and white tabby. He is […]

  • Door County Visitor Bureau Updates

    • The Door County Visitor Bureau Welcome Center saw 14,693 visitors, up from 9,717 in July of 2009. The center received 2,357 calls in July, as well as 6,240 visitor guide requests via email.

  • Door County Business News

    • Vicki Wilson, owner of Door County Coffee & Tea (and DCEDC Board Member), is one of five people featured in the new book Transforming Leaders into Progress Makers: Leadership for the 21st Century. The book, written by UWGB professor Phil Clampitt and Bob DeKoch, the President of The Boldt Company, makes progress – not […]

  • Last Chance to Catch Door Shakespeare

    Time is running out to catch Door Shakespeare’s two sidesplitting 2010 season offerings: William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals.

  • Peninsula Players Presents “Comic Potential”

    On stage at Peninsula Players Theatre through September 5 is Alan Ayckbourn’s futuristic comedy, Comic Potential.

  • Isadoora Announces Open Auditions for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

    Isadoora Theatre Company is excited to announce open auditions for their fall production, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Directed by Henry Timm, the show calls for four men and two to four women.

  • Over heard at the Peninsula Music Festival or Why Play New Music?

    On Saturday, August 7, the Peninsula Music Festival concert featured a piece of music composed in 2004 by the young (32 years old) Swedish composer, Tobias Brostrom.

  • Celebrating Community

    On Labor Day, Monday, September 6 at 3 pm, The Ridges, Midsummer Music Festival and HELP of Door County are hosting Celebrating Community. The event will feature a concert of chamber music, with Anders Yocom (a familiar voice on Wisconsin Public Radio) as Master of Ceremonies and a wine and food buffet catered by Alexander’s.

  • 5 Alternatives to Air Conditioning in the Humid Wisconsin Weather

    1. The answer to a hot, humid day? Cool dip. Door County’s surrounded by water, so take advantage of it! The water on the bayside has reached a positively perfect temperature, and there’s a wide range of places to go splish-splashing around (Egg Harbor beach, Fish Creek beach, and Nicolet Bay Beach, to name a few).

  • Monarch Tagging at The Ridges

    The public is invited to learn about monarch butterflies during a program entitled “Monarch Tagging,” sponsored by the Ridges Sanctuary on Friday and Saturday, August 27 and 28, from 10 – 11:30 am.

  • Open House at Gills Rock Museum

    The Door County Maritime Museum will host a fish boil in conjunction with an open house at its Gills Rock Museum Sunday, August 22. The museum open house will takes place from 10 am – 5 pm while the fish boil will begin with a social hour at 12:30 pm followed by the boil-over at 1:30 pm.

  • At the Crossroads

    On Sunday, August 22 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, The Historical Village at the Crossroads will host "Quilting Though the Years,” featuring quilt displays and demonstrations throughout the village.

  • Player Profile

    Profile of golfer Paul Tlachac.

  • The Final Day of the PGA

    Thanks to one of my “work perks” and some running around from our news and features reporter, Myles Dannhausen, my husband and I were able to score two tickets to Sunday’s PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.

  • After He Died

    “His mother finds comfort in knowing he got to fall in love before he died.” ~ NPR News The road, with its tall, yellow trees, is what saves her. Day after day, the woman walks it, believing that somewhere she’ll come to a place without pain. Along the way, she notices things: sunflowers and bronzed […]

  • Upcoming Events

    Upcoming golf events.

  • Valpolicella, Amarone & Ripasso with William Marks from Restaurant Saveur

    Talk to most baby boomers about “Valpolicella” and a majority of them will say that they remember a rather cheap, non-distinct, fruity red wine that was found on store shelves 30 years ago, right next to the Lancer’s and Mateus.

  • Shout Outs!

    “A huge shout out to JT & The Clouds at Nelsen's Hall on Washington Island on August 6th – best show yet!” ~ Madeline Johnson

  • Congratulations to Cameryn Ehlers!

    Serving up coffee, sandwiches, and applesauce so sweet is the Cookery’s server Cameryn, whose quick on her feet.

  • Article posted Thursday, August 19, 2010 11:59am

    Dear Mary Pat, I own a small ladies boutique and I am surprised by occasional comments made by customers. I am a big believer in the customer is always right philosophy; however, when they casually insult my merchandise or ask me for directions to my competitor’s store, I don’t feel that they are in the right.


    Haley and Jacob Olson of Spring Grove, IL, enjoy fishing with their grandparents, Penny Olson and Glenn Hasenjager, at Kangaroo Lake during "Kid's Week 2010.

  • The Fishing Hole Features Ryan Thompson and Twang It Up

    A bluegrass performer with over 20 years experience, Ryan Thompson will perform with his new classic country band Twang It Up at The Fishing Hole on Saturday, August 28 from 4 – 9 pm.

  • TAP Features the Hagen Family

    The Hagen Family brings their legendary tradition of music back to the Third Avenue Playhouse for one performance on Saturday, August 28 at 7:30 pm. Often referred to as Door County’s version of the Von Trapps, the family members learned to sing and play from their father, Jack.

  • Mackintosh and Detor to Perform at Woodwalk

    On Friday, August 20 at the Woodwalk Concert Series, Door County favorite Adam Mackintosh will perform.

  • Door Community Auditorium Features Brandi Carlile

    Contemporary folk-rock singer Brandi Carlile will grace the Door Community Auditorium with her dynamic presence on Sunday, August 22 at 8 pm. Since her major-label debut in 2005, Carlile’s career has exploded on the folk-rock scene.

  • Miss Meaghan Owens & Ryan Thompson

    Miss Meaghan Owens fuses glamour and grit with jazz, folk, country, and indie and says she “writes songs that are small fictions of the Americana sound-scape."

  • I ate for $8.88 at The Rusty Tractor Café

    The Rusty Tractor Café, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the motto, “Where country pokes and city folks can wet their whistle, fill their middle and leave there feeling fit as a fiddle."

  • Ellison Bay’s Savory Spoon Hosts Artisan Cheesemaker

    On Tuesday, August 24 at 6 pm, award-winning cheesemaker Chris Roelli will be at the Savory Spoon in Ellison Bay. He will bring along his signature cheese, the Dunbarton Blue, crafted only at the Roelli Cheese Haus, for tasting.

  • “Improve Your Bridge” at Bjorklunden

    From Sept. 26 – Oct. 1 Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden in Baileys Harbor is offering a seminar entitled “Improve Your Bridge” with Carolyn Kimbell. Over the course of the seminar, participants will learn through playing the popular card game.

  • Q &A – Questions and Artists

    The Peninsula Pulse has teamed up with the Door County Art League (DCAL) to reprint portions of interviews conducted by Randy Rasmussen with various artists.

  • An Artist, An Influence: Margaret Lockwood

    Margaret Lockwood taught me to see! I started taking drawing classes with Margaret even before I moved to Door County in the late ‘90s. I loved the way she set up her drawing classes so much that I started taking her painting classes.

  • “Within the Surface” Exhibit at Woodwalk Gallery

    Woodwalk Gallery presents its third exhibit of the season entitled “Within the Surface,” featuring the work of Nan Helscher, Simon Levin, and Tom Sargeant.

  • The Flying Pig Gallery Welcomes Emerging Artist Scott Vanidestine

    Encaustic artist Scott Vanidestine creates paintings that become maps containing a visual and physical typography of thought and emotion. His paintings that walk the line between abstraction and representation now on display at The Flying Pig in Algoma.

  • Sunshine at the Settlement Shops Art Fair

    Door County artists Roberta Champeau and Wendy Carpenter participated in the Settlement Shops Summer Art Fair on July 31. A lovely day was enjoyed by visitors and artists, and the local rain showers even avoided the spot! A Fall Art Fair is planned for Sept 25.

  • Egg Harbor Installs Art

    The Richard Edelman sculpture "Blue Sail" was placed at the new Village of Egg Harbor Marina on August 3. Standing 18-feet tall, this steel sculpture sits on three, three-ton pieces of red granite, identical to what was used for the new breakwater construction.

  • Gills Rock Shoreline Price Tag is $2.35 Million

    After five years of discussions the Town of Liberty Grove is near a vote about whether to purchase a well-recognized stretch of shorefront property in Gills Rock.

  • Egg Harbor Gallery Makes Art of Paper

    On Saturday afternoons from 2 – 4 pm the Paper Making Shop at Woodwalk Gallery will be open for visitors to view Kirsten Christianson working on a number of projects.

  • Door County Plein Air Festival Paintings at Link Gallery

    The exhibition of 65 paintings from the 2010 Door County Plein Air Festival, hosted by the Peninsula School of Art, continues in the Link Gallery in the Door Community Auditorium through September 5.

  • Linden Gallery of Ellison Bay Previews Cieslas’ Upcoming Jewelry Series

    Skye and Peter Ciesla, owners and artists of Bazyli Studio, have been showing their unique, colorful, and provocative beaded jewelry at Linden Gallery since 2006.

  • Kewaunee Academy Celebrates New Facility

    The Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art will be hosting an Opening Reception to introduce its new facility at 77 Steele Street, Algoma on Saturday, August 28 from 5 – 9 pm.

  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Captured on Canvas

    The idyllic history, beauty, and magic of the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse will be exemplified on Aug. 22, as Door County Art League members’ plein air paintings of the lighthouse will be on display from 4:30 – 6 pm.

  • Gloria Drummond to Speak at Door County Art League Meeting

    On Monday, August 23 at 7 pm the Door County Art League monthly meeting will feature Gloria Drummond.

  • Door County Barn Quilt Project Underway

    The Door County Barn Quilt Project kickoff will include two educational events at Crossroads at Big Creek, a quilting demonstration on Aug. 22 and a historical presentation on Aug. 25.

  • Northern Lights Lamp Show at Clay Bay Pottery

    Clay Bay Pottery will host their 10th annual Northern Lights Lamp Show and reception featuring fine art and refreshments on Saturday, August 21 from 10 am – 5 pm.

  • Local Artist Exhibits in “Contemporary Realism Biennial”

    Sister Bay's Craig Blietz will have two paintings exhibited at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art's “2010 Contemporary Realism Biennial” in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  • Art-i-tat to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

    Woodwalk Gallery on County Hwy G in Egg Harbor will be the site of Art-i-tat, an event to benefit Door County Habitat for Humanity on Aug. 28. The event will showcase the finished work of invited artists who have created a piece of art using components and furniture from the Habitat Restore.

  • Garden Sculpture Auction

    Algoma’s “Park of Flowers” Garden Sculptures will be up for auction on Sunday, August 22 at Heritage Park on Algoma’s waterfront adjacent to Algoma’s Municipal Marina.

  • Milky Way!

    More images at: The night sky last night was the clearest I have seen it this summer yet. After a night of music catching Howard Levy at the Peg Egan Ctr in Egg Harbor

  • Two Poems

    The Bed The bed was preposterous, the largest that Verlo had to offer: A pillow-topped king-sized mattress, individually coiled for maximum comfort with an extra layer of memory foam, over a box spring more intricately wired than the space shuttle. That’s what they were buying, he said: Space. Space to move in asleep. Space to […]

  • Tall Ships 2010, Sturgeon Bay.

    More Images at: Tall Ships sailed back to Sturgeon Bay, Door County Wisconsin and gathered for a parade on their way down to Green Bay where they will be this weekend.