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  • Subway Proposal Shattered Door County Myth

    For years most visitors and residents assumed there was a law on the books somewhere that prevented fast food chains from opening in Door County north of Sturgeon Bay. The Subway controversy changed that.

  • Subway Proposal Shattered Door County Myth

    For years most visitors and residents assumed there was a law on the books somewhere that prevented fast food chains from opening in Door County north of Sturgeon Bay. The Subway controversy changed that.

  • Congratulations to Reverend Michael Brecke!

    This week’s server, an unusual selection, to all he encounters, he’s showered with affection. He’s always nearby in anxious times filled with strife, his goal is always increasing the quality of life.

  • Congratulations to Reverend Michael Brecke!

    This week’s server, an unusual selection, to all he encounters, he’s showered with affection. He’s always nearby in anxious times filled with strife, his goal is always increasing the quality of life.

  • Waterfront Debates Resolved in 2010

    In a community surrounded by water, shoreline issues are always at the center of public debate. Sometimes it’s the rise and fall of the water level, sometimes it’s the quality of that water.

  • Waterfront Debates Resolved in 2010

    In a community surrounded by water, shoreline issues are always at the center of public debate. Sometimes it’s the rise and fall of the water level, sometimes it’s the quality of that water.

  • Article posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:38pm

    Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Although you’ve been quite nervous to receive coal in your stocking, this year it might not be so bad given our dependency on foreign energy.

  • Article posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:38pm

    Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): Although you’ve been quite nervous to receive coal in your stocking, this year it might not be so bad given our dependency on foreign energy.

  • Article posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:36pm

    Yesterday while on my way to work, I saw a girl reading a book. This would normally be a welcome sight, especially since what she was reading wasn't an electronic device. However, she was reading her book while driving!!!

  • Article posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:36pm

    Yesterday while on my way to work, I saw a girl reading a book. This would normally be a welcome sight, especially since what she was reading wasn't an electronic device. However, she was reading her book while driving!!!

  • FRAMED

    A typical Sunday afternoon – Game Day for (back row, left to right) John Quella, Laura Boyrk, Sandy Janssen, Roger Valley, Gary Witalison, Terese Boeck, Mike Boyrk, (front row, left to right) Joni Witalison and Suzi Hass.

  • FRAMED

    A typical Sunday afternoon – Game Day for (back row, left to right) John Quella, Laura Boyrk, Sandy Janssen, Roger Valley, Gary Witalison, Terese Boeck, Mike Boyrk, (front row, left to right) Joni Witalison and Suzi Hass.

  • Blowback

    Door County has never been known as a liberal bastion, but in 2010, the national Republican electoral landslide rumbled onto the peninsula as well. In 2008, Dick Skare nearly rode a top-heavy Democratic ticket to victory over Garey Bies in the 1st Assembly District race.

  • Blowback

    Door County has never been known as a liberal bastion, but in 2010, the national Republican electoral landslide rumbled onto the peninsula as well. In 2008, Dick Skare nearly rode a top-heavy Democratic ticket to victory over Garey Bies in the 1st Assembly District race.

  • Learning by Looking Beyond Our Borders

    We in Door County like to think we’re unique. It’s a pride that goes beyond our environment and people – we think our problems are one-of-a-kind too. Perhaps it’s a natural reflection of our isolated geography that we think we’re operating on an island.

  • Learning by Looking Beyond Our Borders

    We in Door County like to think we’re unique. It’s a pride that goes beyond our environment and people – we think our problems are one-of-a-kind too. Perhaps it’s a natural reflection of our isolated geography that we think we’re operating on an island.

  • 2010 Thumbs Up

    Saluting those who helped make things better in 2010.

  • 2010 Thumbs Up

    Saluting those who helped make things better in 2010.

  • Door County’s Christmas Options

    At the time of press, the following restaurants and bars had indicated they would be open either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, serving patrons from their regular menus, or in some instances, holiday selections.

  • Door County’s Christmas Options

    At the time of press, the following restaurants and bars had indicated they would be open either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, serving patrons from their regular menus, or in some instances, holiday selections.

  • 2010 Thumbs Down

    Thumbs Down To the Supreme Court, which decided that corporations are not just considered humans in matters of the tax code, but in our elections as well.

  • 2010 Thumbs Down

    Thumbs Down To the Supreme Court, which decided that corporations are not just considered humans in matters of the tax code, but in our elections as well.

  • Be a Part of the Pulse 2010

    This summer we made the push to get more readers (and staffers) to participate in the pages of our entertainment section, giving it a spontaneous, fresh feeling. With the introduction of Overheards, Pet Peeves, Shout Outs and Obsessions, a little laughter was shared. Here’s a look back at a few of the best (and sometimes worst) submissions.

  • Be a Part of the Pulse 2010

    This summer we made the push to get more readers (and staffers) to participate in the pages of our entertainment section, giving it a spontaneous, fresh feeling. With the introduction of Overheards, Pet Peeves, Shout Outs and Obsessions, a little laughter was shared. Here’s a look back at a few of the best (and sometimes worst) submissions.

  • The Year in Door County Sustainability

    The Year in Sustainability The Door Peninsula may not boast gleaming works of green architecture, arrays of solar panel fields, or fields of wind turbines, but our small community boasts an uncommon degree of environmental consciousness.

  • The Year in Door County Sustainability

    The Year in Sustainability The Door Peninsula may not boast gleaming works of green architecture, arrays of solar panel fields, or fields of wind turbines, but our small community boasts an uncommon degree of environmental consciousness.

  • Educational Programs at Door County’s Crossroads at Big Creek

    Coming up, Crossroads at Big Creek will offer singing, exercise, and lots of good will as 2010 comes to a close. On December 24 at 2 pm, Crossroads will present the traditional Christmas Card Bird lecture, during which the "bird of the year” will be revealed.

  • Educational Programs at Door County’s Crossroads at Big Creek

    Coming up, Crossroads at Big Creek will offer singing, exercise, and lots of good will as 2010 comes to a close. On December 24 at 2 pm, Crossroads will present the traditional Christmas Card Bird lecture, during which the "bird of the year” will be revealed.

  • Looking Back at the 4th Sustainability Issue

    Our fourth annual Door County Sustainability Issue hit the streets in April, part of our continuing efforts to inspire new ways of thinking about how we live on the Door Peninsula.

  • Looking Back at the 4th Sustainability Issue

    Our fourth annual Door County Sustainability Issue hit the streets in April, part of our continuing efforts to inspire new ways of thinking about how we live on the Door Peninsula.

  • Green Quotes

    Words of wisdom (or lack there-of) on the green front.

  • Green Quotes

    Words of wisdom (or lack there-of) on the green front.

  • Door County’s Peninsula State Park Features Bird Feeding

    Chickadees will feed from the hands of visitors at Peninsula State Park's Nature Center. Visitors can bring their own black oil sunflower seed to feed to birds.

  • Door County’s Peninsula State Park Features Bird Feeding

    Chickadees will feed from the hands of visitors at Peninsula State Park's Nature Center. Visitors can bring their own black oil sunflower seed to feed to birds.

  • Green Fact

    37 Number

  • Green Fact

    37 Number

  • Egg Harbor Updates Sign Regs

    Egg Harbor helps sign ordinance changes help businesses.

  • Egg Harbor Updates Sign Regs

    Egg Harbor helps sign ordinance changes help businesses.

  • Egg Harbor Introduces Frosty Fest

    Entering its 33rd year, the Egg Harbor New Year’s Day Parade gets kicked up a notch into a new festival in 2011 – Frosty Fest. A lot of laughter and a little zany fun, saying goodbye to the past and welcoming in the New Year, the parade starts at 1 pm regardless of the weather.

  • Egg Harbor Introduces Frosty Fest

    Entering its 33rd year, the Egg Harbor New Year’s Day Parade gets kicked up a notch into a new festival in 2011 – Frosty Fest. A lot of laughter and a little zany fun, saying goodbye to the past and welcoming in the New Year, the parade starts at 1 pm regardless of the weather.

  • Egg Harbor Historical Society Prepping for 150th

    • The Egg Harbor Historical Society is busy preparing for next year's 150th anniversary of the founding of Egg Harbor. Launched this year, the society is offering lifetime founding memberships for $100 through the end of 2010.

  • Egg Harbor Historical Society Prepping for 150th

    • The Egg Harbor Historical Society is busy preparing for next year's 150th anniversary of the founding of Egg Harbor. Launched this year, the society is offering lifetime founding memberships for $100 through the end of 2010.

  • Door County’s Ridges Sanctuary Hosts Snowshoe Hikes

    Starting on Jan. 7, The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor will sponsor weekly, guided Snowshoe Hikes. Each Friday in January and February, participants can join Naturalist Karen Newbern to explore the trails and learn more about winter ecology and wildlife.

  • Door County’s Ridges Sanctuary Hosts Snowshoe Hikes

    Starting on Jan. 7, The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor will sponsor weekly, guided Snowshoe Hikes. Each Friday in January and February, participants can join Naturalist Karen Newbern to explore the trails and learn more about winter ecology and wildlife.

  • Door County’s Red Putter Hosts First-Ever Frostbite Open

    The Red Putter in Ephraim is announcing its first ever Frostbite Open to be held on New Year’s Day at 2 pm. The miniature golf tournament will cost $25 per person and include two rounds of golf.

  • Door County’s Red Putter Hosts First-Ever Frostbite Open

    The Red Putter in Ephraim is announcing its first ever Frostbite Open to be held on New Year’s Day at 2 pm. The miniature golf tournament will cost $25 per person and include two rounds of golf.

  • Jacksonport’s 25th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

    January 1, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Plunge – an event in which hundreds of daredevils celebrate New Year’s Day by charging into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at high noon.

  • Jacksonport’s 25th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

    January 1, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club Plunge – an event in which hundreds of daredevils celebrate New Year’s Day by charging into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at high noon.

  • Sturgeon Bay’s TAP Features “Duct Tape: The Musical”

    Duct Tape: The Musical – featuring Jim and Tim, the Duct Tape Guys, and Ben There, Dan That – sold out and received rave reviews in its debut performance in Sturgeon Bay last year.

  • Sturgeon Bay’s TAP Features “Duct Tape: The Musical”

    Duct Tape: The Musical – featuring Jim and Tim, the Duct Tape Guys, and Ben There, Dan That – sold out and received rave reviews in its debut performance in Sturgeon Bay last year.

  • Door County’s Peninsula Music Festival Announces Opening Overture for 59th Season

    Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) recently announced the results of their poll for a favorite overture to open their 59th season. After all of the votes were tallied, the PMF season will open on August 2, 2011 with Verdi's Overture to Nabucco.

  • Door County’s Peninsula Music Festival Announces Opening Overture for 59th Season

    Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) recently announced the results of their poll for a favorite overture to open their 59th season. After all of the votes were tallied, the PMF season will open on August 2, 2011 with Verdi's Overture to Nabucco.

  • Bjorklunden of Baileys Harbor Hosts Free Concerts

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host a couple free concerts in January. On Sunday, Jan. 9 at 1:30 pm, students from the piano studio of Michael Mizrahi will perform works of Schumann, Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ligeti, Beethoven, and others.

  • Bjorklunden of Baileys Harbor Hosts Free Concerts

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host a couple free concerts in January. On Sunday, Jan. 9 at 1:30 pm, students from the piano studio of Michael Mizrahi will perform works of Schumann, Bach, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Ligeti, Beethoven, and others.

  • Christmas in the County, Christmas at the Door

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) Board of Directors presents “Christmas at the Door: A Celebration of the Season in Two Acts” on Thursday, December 23, at 7 pm.

  • Christmas in the County, Christmas at the Door

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) Board of Directors presents “Christmas at the Door: A Celebration of the Season in Two Acts” on Thursday, December 23, at 7 pm.

  • Musical Memories

    For many of us at the Pulse a highlight of this year’s music scene was Brandi Carlile’s amazing show at the Door Community Auditorium. For some of us it was our first real introduction to her, and for others it was a live reminder of what they love about her music.

  • Musical Memories

    For many of us at the Pulse a highlight of this year’s music scene was Brandi Carlile’s amazing show at the Door Community Auditorium. For some of us it was our first real introduction to her, and for others it was a live reminder of what they love about her music.

  • The Cookery of Fish Creek Features Mark Hendee New Year’s Eve

    On New Year’s Eve, The Cookery’s wine bar will feature Mark Hendee at the piano. Hendee’s piano bar style concert will include song, dance and comedy.

  • The Cookery of Fish Creek Features Mark Hendee New Year’s Eve

    On New Year’s Eve, The Cookery’s wine bar will feature Mark Hendee at the piano. Hendee’s piano bar style concert will include song, dance and comedy.

  • A Cold Weather Cocktail

    The first thing you’ll want to do is preheat the glasses with hot water.

  • A Cold Weather Cocktail

    The first thing you’ll want to do is preheat the glasses with hot water.

  • Zumba Classes Offered in Sister Bay

    The Village of Sister Bay, in collaboration with the Door County YMCA, is offering weekly Zumba classes starting on Saturday, Jan. 8 through Feb. 26. Lead by certified instructor Chandra Johnson, the class will take place from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the Sister Bay Village Hall on Saturdays.

  • Zumba Classes Offered in Sister Bay

    The Village of Sister Bay, in collaboration with the Door County YMCA, is offering weekly Zumba classes starting on Saturday, Jan. 8 through Feb. 26. Lead by certified instructor Chandra Johnson, the class will take place from 9:30 – 10:30 am at the Sister Bay Village Hall on Saturdays.

  • Sturgeon Bay YMCA’s Monday Night Volleyball

    Volleyball teams' wins and losses.

  • Sturgeon Bay YMCA’s Monday Night Volleyball

    Volleyball teams' wins and losses.

  • In Memoriam: Jon Kordon

    At the memorial service for Jon Kordon last January, his oldest son Peter remarked that when people offered him their consolation, “They all had a story to tell."

  • In Memoriam: Jon Kordon

    At the memorial service for Jon Kordon last January, his oldest son Peter remarked that when people offered him their consolation, “They all had a story to tell."

  • High School Basketball Schedule

    Upcoming sporting events.

  • High School Basketball Schedule

    Upcoming sporting events.

  • Looking Ahead to 2011

    Much of this issue is devoted to looking back at 2010, but now is also the time to get a jump on what will be in the news in 2011.

  • Looking Ahead to 2011

    Much of this issue is devoted to looking back at 2010, but now is also the time to get a jump on what will be in the news in 2011.

  • Year In Review at the Pulse

    2010 was a hectic year at the Pulse, not only because we uprooted from our office of six years in Ephraim to settle into our new space in Baileys Harbor, but also because we produced more papers than ever before.

  • Year In Review at the Pulse

    2010 was a hectic year at the Pulse, not only because we uprooted from our office of six years in Ephraim to settle into our new space in Baileys Harbor, but also because we produced more papers than ever before.

  • Sturgeon Bay Masters Swimmer Achieves Success

    Mary Cram of Sturgeon Bay recently took first place in all events that she entered at the West Bend Swim Meet. She is one of about 20 people who participate in the Sturgeon Bay YMCA’s Masters Swimming program.

  • Sturgeon Bay Masters Swimmer Achieves Success

    Mary Cram of Sturgeon Bay recently took first place in all events that she entered at the West Bend Swim Meet. She is one of about 20 people who participate in the Sturgeon Bay YMCA’s Masters Swimming program.

  • 2010 Door County Sports Moments to Remember

    While we don’t offer comprehensive sports coverage in the Pulse, we certainly appreciate the achievements of Door County athletes in all manner of sports.

  • 2010 Door County Sports Moments to Remember

    While we don’t offer comprehensive sports coverage in the Pulse, we certainly appreciate the achievements of Door County athletes in all manner of sports.

  • Wet Year a Boon to Many Species

    In 38 years of gardening, never have we had to do so little watering, as plentiful rain came at just the right times in 2010. It was a factor that had a positive effect on much of the great outdoors in Door County.

  • Wet Year a Boon to Many Species

    In 38 years of gardening, never have we had to do so little watering, as plentiful rain came at just the right times in 2010. It was a factor that had a positive effect on much of the great outdoors in Door County.

  • John Whitney Juried into Wisconsin Designer Craft Council Exhibition

    A fabricated sterling silver, brass and bronze pendant by John Whitney of Baileys Harbor has been selected by the jury for inclusion in the 81st Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council Exhibition to be held at the Wisconsin Museum of Art in West Bend, WI.

  • John Whitney Juried into Wisconsin Designer Craft Council Exhibition

    A fabricated sterling silver, brass and bronze pendant by John Whitney of Baileys Harbor has been selected by the jury for inclusion in the 81st Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council Exhibition to be held at the Wisconsin Museum of Art in West Bend, WI.

  • Almost a Remembrance

    In the film History Boys, a teacher Hector sits down to tutor a student. Peering over an open text, he says: “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you'd thought special, particular to you."

  • Almost a Remembrance

    In the film History Boys, a teacher Hector sits down to tutor a student. Peering over an open text, he says: “The best moments in reading are when you come across something – a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things – that you'd thought special, particular to you."

  • Historic Garments & Oil Paintings Displayed at UU Gallery

    The UU Gallery in Ephraim will continue to display Kنrin Kopischke’s “Garments of Our Foundation” exhibit through December, and then Fish Creek oil painter Don Fundingsland’s work will hang in January.

  • Historic Garments & Oil Paintings Displayed at UU Gallery

    The UU Gallery in Ephraim will continue to display Kنrin Kopischke’s “Garments of Our Foundation” exhibit through December, and then Fish Creek oil painter Don Fundingsland’s work will hang in January.

  • Pendants On Display at The Santa Fe Shop

    The Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek is featuring the one-of-a-kind, enameled pendants by artist Cande Toner of Dancing Turtle Studios in Santa Fe. The pendants have hand written, inspirational Chinese characters along with the English translation of the word.

  • Pendants On Display at The Santa Fe Shop

    The Santa Fe Shop in Fish Creek is featuring the one-of-a-kind, enameled pendants by artist Cande Toner of Dancing Turtle Studios in Santa Fe. The pendants have hand written, inspirational Chinese characters along with the English translation of the word.

  • New Work by Ekholm

    “A Remembrance of Summer” is a new oil painting by Judi Ekholm.

  • New Work by Ekholm

    “A Remembrance of Summer” is a new oil painting by Judi Ekholm.

  • Door County Reads Comes to the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library

    Gary Jones will lead a discussion at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library on Jan. 11 at 6:30 pm. A part of Door County Reads, the discussion will focus on Ray Bradbury’s novels Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicles.

  • Door County Reads Comes to the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library

    Gary Jones will lead a discussion at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library on Jan. 11 at 6:30 pm. A part of Door County Reads, the discussion will focus on Ray Bradbury’s novels Fahrenheit 451 and Martian Chronicles.

  • Peninsula School of Art Symposium Centers on Online Marketing

    The tools of online marketing will be the focus of a three-day Business of Art Symposium at Peninsula School of Art.

  • Peninsula School of Art Symposium Centers on Online Marketing

    The tools of online marketing will be the focus of a three-day Business of Art Symposium at Peninsula School of Art.

  • Door County Land Trust Purchases Sturgeon Bay Shoreline

    • The Door County Land Trust recently announced a significant land purchase within Sturgeon Bay that preserves 112 acres along the west shore, near the entrance to the ship canal.

  • Door County Land Trust Purchases Sturgeon Bay Shoreline

    • The Door County Land Trust recently announced a significant land purchase within Sturgeon Bay that preserves 112 acres along the west shore, near the entrance to the ship canal.

  • Door County’s Hardy Gallery Donates to Habitat for Humanity

    Door County Habitat for Humanity President Tracy Vreeke accepts a check from Elizabeth Meissner, executive director of The Hardy Gallery.

  • Door County’s Hardy Gallery Donates to Habitat for Humanity

    Door County Habitat for Humanity President Tracy Vreeke accepts a check from Elizabeth Meissner, executive director of The Hardy Gallery.

  • Old World Santa Clauses on Display in Jacksonport

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage is currently featuring an array of hand crafted gifts appropriate for the holidays that are made by local artists, including the creations of Ken and Pat Klitzman of Baileys Harbor.

  • Old World Santa Clauses on Display in Jacksonport

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage is currently featuring an array of hand crafted gifts appropriate for the holidays that are made by local artists, including the creations of Ken and Pat Klitzman of Baileys Harbor.

  • NEWWIS Now Offering Hotspot Internet

    Getting high-speed wireless in many parts of the peninsula is now easier than ever. DoorFi hotspots from Northeast Wisconsin Wireless Internet Service (NEWWIS) are now available in certain areas around Door County.

  • NEWWIS Now Offering Hotspot Internet

    Getting high-speed wireless in many parts of the peninsula is now easier than ever. DoorFi hotspots from Northeast Wisconsin Wireless Internet Service (NEWWIS) are now available in certain areas around Door County.

  • Door County Visitor Bureau Awarded Accreditation

    • The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) announced that it has been awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).

  • Door County Visitor Bureau Awarded Accreditation

    • The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) announced that it has been awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP).

  • Year in Review from Door County Humane Society

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is deeply grateful to the Peninsula Pulse for their tremendous help. By showcasing several adoptable cats and dogs throughout the year, the chances of finding a new home quickly are increased significantly.

  • Year in Review from Door County Humane Society

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) is deeply grateful to the Peninsula Pulse for their tremendous help. By showcasing several adoptable cats and dogs throughout the year, the chances of finding a new home quickly are increased significantly.

  • Husby’s of Sister Bay Donates Ceiling Dollars to Toys for Tots

    “How do all those dollar bills get on the ceiling?” It’s a question the bartenders at Husby’s Food and Spirits in Sister Bay come to hear in their sleep and may loathe on a busy Friday night.

  • It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas

    212 sugar cookies have been baked. 40 handmade ornaments have been strung and handed out to my English Corner students, which they will decorate. 25 presents have been wrapped and tied with a bow, but

  • Greet the Strangers You Meet With a Smile

    “We are friend. I hope you happy,” said the smiling 14-year-old Chinese girl sitting next to me, who, without knowing, brightened my day with our minimal, but meaningful conversation. When I came on

  • 2010 Reflections: Routine Disrupted

    I am a creature of habit. I enjoy having a certain routine to my life and when that routine becomes disrupted, even for the most innocent reasons, I am unsettled for days afterward.

  • 2010 Reflections: Routine Disrupted

    I am a creature of habit. I enjoy having a certain routine to my life and when that routine becomes disrupted, even for the most innocent reasons, I am unsettled for days afterward.

  • 2010 Reflections: Deep Reflections Following a Spider Squashing

    This year, my sister Tracy and I lived in a crappy cottage during the tourist season.

  • 2010 Reflections: Deep Reflections Following a Spider Squashing

    This year, my sister Tracy and I lived in a crappy cottage during the tourist season.

  • 2010 Reflections: On Science – 2010

    Genetic testing is coming of age and is especially valuable to the medical profession in targeting immunotherapies for specific diseases. Individuals can even send in cheek swabs and spend up to $500 to have their DNA checked for genes that might be associated with certain diseases.

  • 2010 Reflections: On Science – 2010

    Genetic testing is coming of age and is especially valuable to the medical profession in targeting immunotherapies for specific diseases. Individuals can even send in cheek swabs and spend up to $500 to have their DNA checked for genes that might be associated with certain diseases.

  • 2010 Reflections: Back to My Roots

    This summer and fall – the 19th my husband and I have spent in Door County – was a very special time.

  • 2010 Reflections: Back to My Roots

    This summer and fall – the 19th my husband and I have spent in Door County – was a very special time.

  • 2010 Reflections: Similarities to Home, or Home Enough

    Midtown Manhattan. It’s everything that I’ve known, and everything hated about The City.

  • 2010 Reflections: Similarities to Home, or Home Enough

    Midtown Manhattan. It’s everything that I’ve known, and everything hated about The City.

  • 2010 Reflections: An American Table

    It struck me as I was sitting at the old, heavy metal kitchen table that was tucked against the wallpaper of Norman and Lenore Carroll’s modest Sister Bay home.

  • 2010 Reflections: An American Table

    It struck me as I was sitting at the old, heavy metal kitchen table that was tucked against the wallpaper of Norman and Lenore Carroll’s modest Sister Bay home.

  • 2010 Reflections: My Year of Paint

    This year, on purpose, I painted ceilings, floors, walls, windows, doors, trim, pipes, handles and hinges. Not on purpose, I painted my clothes, my hair, my face, my laptop, several coffee mugs and, on two calamitous occasions, my cat.

  • 2010 Reflections: My Year of Paint

    This year, on purpose, I painted ceilings, floors, walls, windows, doors, trim, pipes, handles and hinges. Not on purpose, I painted my clothes, my hair, my face, my laptop, several coffee mugs and, on two calamitous occasions, my cat.

  • 2010 Reflections: Transformation Amidst a Lack of Harmony

    As I reflect on the past year, many things emerge from the depths of my heart, mind and spirit – and in all likelihood – in that order. One of the most compelling realizations that emerge is that I’m undergoing a transformation.

  • 2010 Reflections: Transformation Amidst a Lack of Harmony

    As I reflect on the past year, many things emerge from the depths of my heart, mind and spirit – and in all likelihood – in that order. One of the most compelling realizations that emerge is that I’m undergoing a transformation.

  • 2010 Reflections: Of Cabbages and Kings

    The summer of 2010 yielded one of the finest gardens I have tended in years. After threading soaker hose through my seedlings and mulching with newspaper and straw, preparing for the return of the droughts of past summers, I was pleased to learn my efforts were unnecessary: every week rain fell! My tomatoes were determined to have a jungle of their own; my cucumbers attempted to travel the world; and my corn reached for the sky, like petty criminals happy in their apprehension.

  • 2010 Reflections: Of Cabbages and Kings

    The summer of 2010 yielded one of the finest gardens I have tended in years. After threading soaker hose through my seedlings and mulching with newspaper and straw, preparing for the return of the droughts of past summers, I was pleased to learn my efforts were unnecessary: every week rain fell! My tomatoes were determined to have a jungle of their own; my cucumbers attempted to travel the world; and my corn reached for the sky, like petty criminals happy in their apprehension.

  • 2010 Reflections: Remembering – July 9, 2010

    2010 was a year of change for me personally, as well as for the businesses of which I am part owner. We purchased a new building and moved the offices and my residence.

  • 2010 Reflections: Remembering – July 9, 2010

    2010 was a year of change for me personally, as well as for the businesses of which I am part owner. We purchased a new building and moved the offices and my residence.

  • 2010 Reflections: A Full Year in the County

    2010 was the first year I’ve spent in Door County since high school, when I would come home from boarding school and work the summers. It’s the first full year since middle school.

  • 2010 Reflections: A Full Year in the County

    2010 was the first year I’ve spent in Door County since high school, when I would come home from boarding school and work the summers. It’s the first full year since middle school.

  • 2010 Reflections: Rooting For Laundry

    I’m a sports junkie. I played four sports in high school, three in college. I wake up every morning to ESPN (or the Golf Channel when in season). I’m a washed up athlete, and a forever fan of most notably college hoops, professional football and golf. So when asked to reflect on the year, my jock brain instinctively switched to sports.

  • 2010 Reflections: Rooting For Laundry

    I’m a sports junkie. I played four sports in high school, three in college. I wake up every morning to ESPN (or the Golf Channel when in season). I’m a washed up athlete, and a forever fan of most notably college hoops, professional football and golf. So when asked to reflect on the year, my jock brain instinctively switched to sports.

  • 2010 Reflections: Living My Dream in Door County

    I never wanted to be rich and famous or do something just because I had no other choice. I’ve always hoped to be able to do what I love and for years struggled to find something that would fulfill the writer in me.

  • 2010 Reflections: Living My Dream in Door County

    I never wanted to be rich and famous or do something just because I had no other choice. I’ve always hoped to be able to do what I love and for years struggled to find something that would fulfill the writer in me.

  • 2010 Reflections: Thank You, Door County

    Of all the events that have made 2010 a year to remember, it is one that happens every year, high school graduation, that looms in my mind. The reason: this year's graduation was mine.

  • 2010 Reflections: Thank You, Door County

    Of all the events that have made 2010 a year to remember, it is one that happens every year, high school graduation, that looms in my mind. The reason: this year's graduation was mine.

  • 2010 Reflections: Coffee Cravings and Reaching Resolutions

    I’ve never been one to stick with a New Year’s resolution. Whether it’s a lack of discipline or the inability to follow through, I’ve been like so many Americans whose good intentions peter out a few weeks into January.

  • 2010 Reflections: Coffee Cravings and Reaching Resolutions

    I’ve never been one to stick with a New Year’s resolution. Whether it’s a lack of discipline or the inability to follow through, I’ve been like so many Americans whose good intentions peter out a few weeks into January.

  • By the Numbers

    75 Percent of nonprofit executive directors who say they don’t plan on being in their jobs five year from now 489 Number of U.S. fatalities in Afghanistan in 2010 99,052 Minimum estimate of the documented civilian deaths from violence in Iraq since the U.S. invasion March 20, 2003 574,227,120 Number of Facebook users worldwide 25 […]

  • By the Numbers

    75 Percent of nonprofit executive directors who say they don’t plan on being in their jobs five year from now 489 Number of U.S. fatalities in Afghanistan in 2010 99,052 Minimum estimate of the documented civilian deaths from violence in Iraq since the U.S. invasion March 20, 2003 574,227,120 Number of Facebook users worldwide 25 […]

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Stormy Antarctic Passage for Door County Couple

    When Sturgeon Bay's Bob and Susan Kohout booked a trip to reach their seventh continent they knew there were risks, but even these experienced travelers got more than they bargained for.

  • Stormy Antarctic Passage for Door County Couple

    When Sturgeon Bay's Bob and Susan Kohout booked a trip to reach their seventh continent they knew there were risks, but even these experienced travelers got more than they bargained for.

  • Door County Cross Country Ski Report for December 16, 2010

    All of Door County received a significant snowfall last week but it was accompanied by high winds. All Door County ski areas are open. Trail groomers have been out working.

  • Door County Cross Country Ski Report for December 16, 2010

    All of Door County received a significant snowfall last week but it was accompanied by high winds. All Door County ski areas are open. Trail groomers have been out working.

  • How A Small Town Shovels Out

    Two days later, the hangover from our first winter storm is still being felt, with school canceled at Gibraltar, Sevastopol, and Southern Door, and delayed in Sturgeon Bay. When the blizzard arrived Saturday

  • How A Small Town Shovels Out

    Two days later, the hangover from our first winter storm is still being felt, with school canceled at Gibraltar, Sevastopol, and Southern Door, and delayed in Sturgeon Bay. When the blizzard arrived Saturday