Volume 17 Issue 27 – Section 1

In this issue

  • DOOR CANcer Hosts Cut-a-thon Benefit

    • A Cut-a-thon, benefiting DOOR CANcer, Inc. will take place at The Clipper’s Mate, 7 S. Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay on October 9 from 11am – 2 pm. The stylists from Yankee Clipper and The Clipper’s Mate will be volunteering their time giving shampoos and haircuts to men, women and children.

  • Sturgeon Bay Students Learn About Energy

    Students in Seth Wilson and Brian Pahl's classes at Sturgeon Bay High School had the opportunity for hands on learning about energy, energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy.

  • Cheeseburgers in Paradise Benefit Fire Department

    Diane Abts of the Pirates in the Harbour presented a check for $1,000 to Dale Wiegand of the Egg Harbor volunteer fire department as the result of the organization’s Cheeseburgers in Paradise cookout that was held on July 30 for Carlsville Day.

  • Living History

    Claudia Simoni Pedersen (second from right) of Denmark, along with other exchange students in northeast Wisconsin, had the opportunity to meet Abraham Lincoln and many soldiers in the Civil War reenactment that took place at the Wade House west of Sheboygan.

  • Winners of Baileys Harbor Scarecrow Contest

    Kristen Peil and Caleb Whitney won the Scarecrow Contest sponsored by the Baileys Harbor Community Association during Autumnfest, while Ray Spangler's scarecrow received an honorable mention.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 29, 2011 10:25am

    Leo is cuddly and social, showing how much he was loved in his former household. This handsome dark orange tabby is neutered, current on vaccinations, and had all four sets of claws removed.

  • Praise the Undaunted

    How the trees inform us, / how they stand, how they stand! / How they celebrate the wind, / divide the sky, grab each / a share of earth for sustenance.

  • Exhibit at Brew Coffee Shop Features Artwork and Poems

    Brew Coffee Shop in Ellison Bay will feature "Praise the Undaunted," an ekphrastic show featuring poems from Madison poet Alice D'Alessio's book A Blessing of Trees, paired with photo artwork by Door County poet and photographer Sharon Auberle.

  • The Year’s Final Starting Lines

    The window on running for medals in Door County is closing fast, but you don’t have to put your racer’s edge in winter storage quite yet. There are still a few opportunities to pound the pavement in organized

  • Energy Updates: Oil from Algae and Our Electric Power Grid

    About 15 years ago, scientists in the U.S. decided that growing algae to produce biofuels was a losing proposition. Today, thanks to new technologies and lots of capital, it’s likely that oil from algae may hit the market in 10 years or so.

  • All ages getting social

    62 Percent, the share of pageviews on Facebook from female visitors

  • Flu Clinic and Budget Meetings

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove, providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tid bits of information about goings on in town government.

  • From the Arhcives: Apian Adventurer

    If my roommate and best buddy, Andrew, grows up to be considered rather odd, I will probably have to assume a significant portion of the responsibility. Since he is 5 1/2 years of age, Andrew still thinks that virtually everything I say is important.

  • Peninsula Players Presents God of Carnage

    Yasmina Reza’s award-winning comedy, God of Carnage is now on stage at Peninsula Players through October 16. Two sets of savvy parents meet to discuss the behavior of their boys on the playground.

  • Door Concerts Presents Pianist Kate Boyd

    Pianist Kate Boyd will be performing on the Door Concerts Inc. Recital Series October 8 at 7:30 pm at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, located at 836 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Landmark Resort Presents Comedy Club Series

    The Landmark Resort’s Comedy Club series, featuring live, stand-up comedy, will run November through May. Kicking off the series will be Mike Marvell and Jon Wilson on November 10.

  • Birch Creek of Door County Presents “Club Classics”

    Birch Creek will bring together two of their symphony faculty members for a fall concert, “Club Classics – a violin and harp duo with an international flair,” on October 4 in Juniper Hall.

  • Door County’s Isadoora Theatre Company Celebrates Ten Years

    From humble beginnings as a few friends sitting around reading through scripts, to producing shows such as Wit, Assassins, and Chicago, Isadoora Theatre Company is proud to announce its Tenth Anniversary Season of community theater.

  • Paper Wasps and Other Early Autumn Insects

    Throughout our lunch Paper Wasps, what we call Wood Wasps, flew back and forth in front of us. Later I couldn’t resist basking in the sun for a while on the Leopold bench near our front-yard flowerbeds.

  • Peninsula State Park Hosts Spook-tacular Hike

    Peninsula State Park, with support from its Friends volunteers, is hosting the 10th annual Spook-tacular Hike on October 8. Attendees are asked to park at Nicolet Beach.

  • The Ridges of Baileys Harbor Hosts Work Day

    To help prepare The Ridges Sanctuary for winter, the sanctuary is holding a Volunteer Work Day on October 1 from 8:30 am – noon. Members and non-members of all ages are invited to help with both indoor and outdoor projects.

  • Flower Bulbs Available from Door County Visitor Bureau

    The Door County Visitor Bureau’s (DCVB) annual shipment of flower bulbs has arrived. Anyone who ordered bulbs from the DCVB earlier this summer can now pick up their orders at the Door County Welcome Center, 1015 Green Bay Road (Highway 42/57) in Sturgeon Bay between 8 am – 6 pm weekdays and 10 am – 6 pm weekends.

  • Washington Island Hosts Annual Fall Fun Fest & Cider Pressing Pary

    Good old-fashioned family fun awaits attendees of the annual Fall Fun Fest & Cider Pressing Party at the Washington Island Farm Museum on October 8 and 9 from 10 am – 4 pm.

  • Door County Sports Schedule

    HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS • Football Sept. 30 @ Sevastopol, 7 pm Oct. 7 vs. N.E.W., 7 pm • Gibraltar/Sevastopol Soccer Oct.

  • Bike Rodeo Brought to St. Peters

    On September 23, the students at St. Peters Lutheran School learned about bicycle safety. Community Service Officer Brenden Pizzala of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, in conjunction with the Wisconsin DOT Bureau of Transportation Safety, taught the students about proper helmet fit, bike skills and safety.

  • The Perfect Dish for a Dinner Party

    When you finally have time to organize a dinner party, it’s tough to choose what dish to make. There’s always a long list of things to do: clean house, grocery shop, make an appetizer.

  • Stretch of the Week

    From a tall seated position with your legs extended in front of you, bring the sole of your right foot to the inside of your left thigh. Press forward through the left foot so that your right knee is at an approximate right angle to your extended leg.

  • Door County’s Samara Jewelry Designs Recognized for Website Design

    • Samara Jewelry Design’s website was recently recognized by New York-based Graphic Design USA for its excellence in website design. The website,, is one of seven sites designed by Milwaukee-based Trivera Interactive to earn recognition in the 2011 American Graphics Design Awards.

  • The Year’s Final Starting Lines

    The window on running for medals in Door County is closing fast, but you don’t have to put your racer’s edge in winter storage quite yet. There are still a few opportunities to pound the pavement in organized runs this fall.

  • Overheards and Pet Peeves

    "Hey, I'm trying to write a Viking romance novel over here."

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:08pm

    Libra (September 23 – October 22): Your lucky hairstyle this week is pigtails. Oink oink.

  • Congratulations Eileen and Dennis Mayborne

    In a world so full of selfishness, where caring and giving doth lack. It’s refreshing to find a pair like this. With a focus to simply give back. Been volunteers for the last three years, whether ushering, selling or driving those carts.

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:04pm

    Question: What is German Road named after?

  • Concha y Toro Wine from Chile

    On the west coast of South America, the long, narrow country of Chile stretches nearly 3,000 miles from its northern border with Peru to the Antarctic Islands in the south.

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:02pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I sent an email to a co-worker that I meant to send to someone else. Normally, that wouldn't be the worst thing in the world, but in this case, the email was about the person I ending up sending the email to! I don't know what to do.


    Johnny Belmont & the Fabulous Cheeseheads visited the Alpine Golf Course in July. (Left to right) Gerry Peters, Ralph Chor, Johnny Belmont, Denny Peluso, and Bob Wilson are members of the band, which performs at the Alpine Resort every summer during their annual “Fabulous Cheesehead Alpine Open” golf tournament.

  • Album Review: Wilco, “The Whole Love”

    For a band that’s been recording together for over 15 years, Wilco’s music continually exceeds expectations. The Whole Love, features bold and brassy new tunes.

  • A Word about Writing

    “The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.

  • Poetry Judge and Wisconsin Poet Laureate Releases New Book

    Wisconsin Poet Laureate, and this year’s Peninsula Pulse’s Hal Grutzermacher’s Writers’ Expose Poetry Judge, Bruce Dethlefsen will soon release his new book, Unexpected Shiny Things.

  • “Journaling Cancer in Words and Images”

    Cancer imposed its own special kind of helplessness as I was cut open and parts were either removed or irradiated and blasted with chemicals that destroyed cells and interfered with my physiological functioning…I needed to do something, to be active to oppose my resignation to the tortures imposed upon me.

  • Cherry Land Chapters

    “This isn’t the most pleasant hike,” says Amber. The rifle hanging on Casey’s back bounces with each step. “Come on,” Tyler waves her towards them. Chickadees sing.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 336

    This week’s column is by Ladan Osman, who is originally from Somalia but who now lives in Chicago. I like “Tonight” for the way it looks with clear eyes at one of the rough edges of American life, then greets us with a hopeful wave.

  • Ephraim Village Museums Conclude Fall Hours October 8

    October 8 will mark the conclusion of the fall museum hours for the Ephraim Village Museums, historic walking tours and tram tours. The museum buildings will close for the winter and re-open for Fyr Bal weekend on June 15, 2012.

  • Landmark Resort of Door County Hosts Scrapbook Spectacular

    The Landmark Resort has planned seven monthly Scrapbook Spectacular events for the coming months. They are scheduled for the first weekend of the month from November through May (with an exception in April, which will take place April 13 – 15).

  • Just Desserts

    On a rainy day, a few Pulse employees meet at the Mission Grille in Sister Bay, a warm, welcoming restaurant with dim lights, jazzy tunes sounding from hidden speakers, and a menu of fabulous, fun cocktails and martinis, as well as tempting, homemade desserts.

  • Take It To The Course – Part I of II

    There are eight steps to taking it to the course; we are going to talk about four of them this week. Steps five through eight will be addressed next week.

  • Door County Golfer Profile: Jim Gelhaar

    Golf Tip to Share: Balance. As far as making sure I’m not lounging at the ball. But it all comes down to mental toughness. In golf, you have 16 seconds and you need to make it happen in that amount of time. Another tip is putting: Once you line up, strike the ball – don’t hesitate once you address the ball.

  • Upcoming Door County Golf Events

    • Saturday, October 1: Cherry Hills Big Cup. 8:30 am shotgun start. $45 includes 18 holes of golf, prizes and food. Contact the Pro Shop at 920.743.3240 to register.

  • From Flash Cards to Canvas

    It all started with a pack of flash cards picked up at a thrift store. An artist and a teacher, Mara Manning constantly looks for objects of inspiration and tools for teaching.

  • Ekholm Creates “Anticipating Autumn” Series

    Judi Ekholm has been painting away at her Fish Creek studio/gallery on a new series of paintings entitled Anticipating Autumn. Among the new oil on linens are “Hubbards Creek” and “Kangaroo Lake."

  • Students of Kewaunee Academy of Fine Arts Exhibit

    New owner and Executive Director Molly Johnson along with Artistic Director Craig Blietz are proud to present New Works by the Students of the Kewaunee Academy of Fine Arts at the UU Gallery in Ephraim.

  • Sweetie Pies Awards High Roller Winners

    Sweetie Pies announced the winners in its 5th Annual High Roller Art Contest this month. First place was awarded to Gerald Richter of Sturgeon Bay with his entry “An August Day Sail."

  • Join Sturgeon Bay’s First Friday Artwalk

    The First Friday Artwalk in downtown Sturgeon Bay will take place October 7 from 5 – 8 pm. First Friday Artwalks are held on the first Friday of every month at galleries and businesses in many downtown communities across the country.

  • Door County’s Plum Bottom Pottery Presents “Project India”

    Plum Bottom Pottery will host “Project India” on October 1 from 4 – 7 pm. Plum Bottom’s resident jewelry artist Angela Lensch invites the public to attend this free event, which will feature East Indian inspired food created by local Whistling Swan chef Brett Weber.

  • New Arrivals for Jacksonport Craft Cottage and Quilt Show

    Many fall items have arrived at the Jacksonport Craft Cottage including fall and holiday candle mats all hand pieced and designed in wool, wine glasses hand painted with fall colors, fall-themed jewelry and hand-turned kaleidoscopes, as well as paintings and matted photos featuring Door County fall scenes.

  • Last Chance to See Hardy’s “Picture This!”

    Ephraim’s Hardy Gallery will close for the season on October 11, allowing visitors just a few days to view “Picture This!” – the last show in the gallery’s 2011 exhibition schedule.

  • Door County Art League’s Artists of the Week Present Paintings and Jewelry

    Featuring 35 artists in a variety of different mediums, the Gallery of the Door County Art League will celebrate the creative talents of Dave & Carol Hackett and Bonnie Sandstrom during the week of October 2.

  • “Small Works of Art” by the Door County Art League

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) will present their second annual “Small Works of Art” exhibit at the Sister Bay Village Hall on October 8 and 9. “This show features an array of affordable, creative works of art – perfect for holiday gift-giving,” said DCAL Exhibits Chairperson Pat Olson.

  • Sturgeon Bay Artist Contributes to Fine Art Book

    Richard and Heather Steinberger, a photographer-writer team from Bailey, Colorado, has joined forces with accomplished Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin-based photographer Matt Normann to develop a coffeetable book that will showcase the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in north-central South Dakota.

  • Townline Art Fair Showcases Professional Artists

    The lawn at Fine Line Designs Gallery will be filled with art and artisans as the gallery hosts the 38th Annual Townline Art Fair on October 8 from 10 am – 5 pm and October 9 from 10 am – 4 pm.

  • Peninsula Art School’s Iron Casting Events Spark Creativity

    Cast iron artistry, highlighted with the fiery, dramatic pour of molten iron, provides the theme for a workshop, an exhibition and a family-friendly event to benefit the art education programs at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.

  • Roy Pirrung to Run Wild

    Ultra-marathoner Roy Pirrung will attend a meet and greet for runners of the Potawatomi State Park Run Wild Friday night at the Bridgeport Resort in Sturgeon Bay.