Volume 17 Issue 34 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Steve March Torme Highlights Auditorium’s Winter Slate

    Door County's premier performing arts venue hasn't gone silent. This winter, the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek presents a series of events sure to stimulate the mind, the heart and the funny bone.

  • Door County Transportation Service Expands

    Door 2 Door Rides is expanding from its original three-mile radius service area to reach more of Door County, effective Jan. 2, 2012. The public shared ride taxi service is affordable and wheelchair accessible and will now accommodate a larger Sturgeon Bay service area as well as select portions of Northern Door County.

  • Door County Coffee Opens Illinois Location

    The Kane County Chronicle featured a report about the opening of a Door County Coffee location in the Charlestowne Mall in St. Charles, Ill., in its Dec.

  • Frostbite Open Returns to Ephraim New Year’s Day

    The Red Putter will host the county's coldest golf tournament, the second annual Frostbite Open, New Year's Day in Ephraim. The Ephraim mini golf course will serve hot beverages and chili to keep players warm as they compete for $1,100 in prize money.

  • Habitat to Dedicate Home Wednesday

    Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its 33rd home in Door County Dec. 21 at 229 E. Leeward Street in Sturgeon Bay. The family, community leaders, Habitat staff and volunteers will gather to commemorate the completion of Door County Habitat for Humanity’s final house of the 2011 construction season.

  • Sustainability Issue Dug Into Our Trash

    Garbage. Trash. Waste. Whatever you call it, we produce a lot of it. We’ve become, to steal from Tyler Durden, a single-serving society. Disposable cameras, diapers, contact lenses.

  • Ciesar Takes Idol Crown

    Zephyr Ciesar took home the title at the seventh annual Door County Idol competition Feb. 5. Ciesar, a Gibraltar High School junior, bested a field of seven other standouts from Door County high schools in a competition that has become a much-anticipated staple of peninsula winters.

  • Year in Review: Miss Wisconsin Journey Shined Light on Door County

    Miss Door County 2010 Kimberly Sawyer took a star turn far beyond the bridge in 2011. The Egg Harbor native and Gibraltar High School graduate won the Miss Wisconsin title in 2010, earning a trip to Las Vegas and a spot in the competition for Miss America.

  • Year in Review: April Elections Unusually Heated

    A wave of voter angst shook up the normally droll spring elections in April. In Southern Door, three challengers swept their way onto the school board on the heels of voter sentiment upset with a proposed revenue override referendum.

  • Governor Leases Peninsula State Park for $1.1 Billion

    EPHRAIM, WI — At a press conference Monday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced an agreement to lease Peninsula State Park to a New York-based fund in a 99-year, $1.

  • Year in Review: RePulse Generated Cheers, Jeers

    Our April Fools special supplement to the Pulse, dubbed the “Re Pulse” generated a lot of feedback. Most people welcomed the satire and said it provided a welcome laugh, but unfortunately, not everyone caught our sense of humor.

  • Year in Review: Thumbs Up

    To the Door/Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership for creating innovative educational opportunities such as the High School Home Construction Program and the new mobile technology training lab.

  • Year in Review: Thumbs Down

    To the American Transmission Company. When the utility applied to run new lines alongside Door County’s doorstep in Sturgeon Bay, they failed to publicize the fact that they intended to mimic Gary, Ind.

  • Gibraltar Superintendent Seyfer to retire

    • Gibraltar Superintendent Steve Seyfer announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2011-12 school year. Seyfer has been at Gibraltar since 1997.

  • A Bears Fan in Packerland

    When you live in Door County and work in retail, as I do, you are invariably asked, “What do you do in the winter?” For most of the summer I fall back on a variety of my stock answers that seem to suffice.

  • Peninsula Pulse Staff Photo Poll

    What was the most surprising thing of 2011 to you?

  • Packers Fan in Bearland

    I am an expatriate Wisconsinite living in Chicago; ergo, I am a Packers fan living behind enemy lines. For about seven months each year, I blend right into the urban scenery.

  • Packers vs. Bears

    85 – 92 – 6 The Packers record against the Bears 22 Number of championships won by the Packers and Bears combined (13 and 9, respectively) 31 Number

  • What to Watch in 2012

    Here are four stories around Door County to keep an eye on as 2011 wraps up and 2012 begins.

  • The Year of the Wrong Debate

    In February, as Wisconsinites fought over the merits of Governor Scott Walker’s budget repair bill, I grew increasingly frustrated by my fellow cheeseheads.

  • Looking Forward to It

    It has become common practice to sit back at the end of any given year and ponder the events and circumstances of what transpired. There are, of course, many memories that pop into the brain – instances of great happiness, sadness, frustration, anxiety, annoyance, excitement and satisfaction.

  • Under Pressure

    Deadlines. They’re inevitable in our industry, and we simultaneously thrive on them and despise them.

  • Lipid Levels and Hereditary Happiness

    A prominent skeptic of global warming has been Professor Richard Muller, a University of California (Berkeley) physicist. Muller was hired to conduct an in-depth study of the findings of mainstream climate scientists. After two years of investigation, Muller recently concluded that global temperatures are indeed rising rapidly.

  • Objections Heard and Tax Assistance Available

    The Board of Review concluded hearing objectors on Dec. 1. Over 300 objections to the recent property evaluations after the first revaluation for the Town since 2001 were received.

  • Open for New Year’s

    Hours are subject to change so please call ahead to verify hours, availability or to make reservations.

  • Open for Christmas

    Hours are subject to change so please call ahead to verify hours, availability or to make reservations.

  • Egg Harbor Receives Clean Marina Certification

    • Egg Harbor Marina is Wisconsin’s newest Clean Marina recognized by the Wisconsin Marina Association. The newly renovated $6 million municipal harbor of refuge was honored on Dec. 6.

  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pets

    Cats are often characterized by their standoffishness or apparent disdain for affection. Well, let us introduce Cheetah and Caden, a brother and sister returned to the Humane Society because they wanted “too much attention."

  • Sturgeon Bay YMCA Monday Night Volleyball

    A League W-L 1. Nicolet Beach 18-0 2. YMCA 16-2 3. Door Peninsula Winery 12-6 4. Flying Spaghetti Monsters 10-8 5. Kitty O’Reilly’s 8-10 6. Olson Dental 6-12 7. DCMH 5-13 8. Bay Shore Outfitters 0-18 B League W-L Nightingale 14-4 Red Bull 14-4 Red Room 10-8 Family Worship 1 11-7 Van’s 9-9 Family Worship […]

  • High School Sports Schedule

    GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS • Boys Basketball Jan. 3 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Jan. 6 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm • Girls Basketball Dec. 22 vs. Southern Door, 7:30 pm Jan. 5 @ Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS • Boys Basketball Dec. 23 vs. Coleman, 7:30 pm Dec. 30 vs. St. Mary […]

  • Article posted Monday, December 19, 2011 12:09pm

    Question: Starting in 1837, David E. Corbin kept the light of which Door County lighthouse?

  • Server Who Seeks Servers

    This is the season we make plans and rejoice, To share with family and certainly reflect. I feel we’ve spread some love and joy, With the many servers we did select.

  • Article posted Monday, December 19, 2011 12:05pm

    Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): The diplomatic skills and shrewdness you possess will get you what you want. It's your lack of scruples that will take it all away.

  • Overheards and Shout Outs

    “Shout out to the deer that keeps eating all my birdseed. Go find a bush or something to chew on.” ~ Deer Diary

  • Door County Room Tax Revenue Up 1.1 Percent

    Door County’s lodging sector is keeping pace with 2010, according to the latest room tax report from the Door County Tourism Zone Commission. Room tax revenue through October of 2011 is up 1.

  • Three Dates in the Door

    Someday my prince will come, but until then, I date. I date in Door County, and damn, it’s eventful! Here is a countdown of the three most awkward dates of 2011.

  • Ridges Hosts Snowshoe Hikes

    Snowshoeing is a great way to explore Door County in winter, and burn off some of those extra holiday calories. Starting on Jan. 6, The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor will sponsor guided Snowshoe Hikes.

  • Peninsula State Park Hosts New Years Hike and Campfire

    Superstition has it that how one spends the first day of a new year foretells events of the coming year. Why not hedge your bets in a healthy way by participating in Peninsula's First Day Hike?

  • Egg Harbor Hosts New Year’s Parade and Icy Fun Run

    Entering its 34th year, Egg Harbor’s quirky New Year’s Day Parade will begin at 1 pm regardless of the weather. To participate in the parade, line up at Stella Maris Parish, located at 7710 Highway 42.

  • Crossroads Hosts Christmas Programs and Sunset Hike

    Images of wild birds decorate a surprising number of holiday greeting cards. Another Crossroads tradition, a Christmas Eve lecture at 2 pm will describe the birds and reveal this year's Crossroads Christmas Bird of the Year.

  • Outdoor Adventure Quick Fixes

    Crafting outdoor adventure this time of year can be a challenge. So, when I’m craving a bit of alfresco adrenaline – and it’s not the weekend when I’ve got access to daylight hours – I hit the web, winding my way through virtual experiences.

  • Conifer Tree Cones of Winter

    Conifer tree cones have played an important part in winter decorations for many years, adding holiday traditions to table and outdoor wreaths, or Christmas tree trimmings. Door Countyites are fortunate to have commonly growing here at least 10 cone-producing conifer tree species.

  • Ministry Door County Medical Center Hosts “Art for Health” Children Workshops

    The popular Art for Health workshops for children are beginning at the end of January. Sponsored by Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC), these free workshops focus on music and art using performance, demonstrations and other fun activities with popular regional and local visual and performing artists.

  • The Clearing Winter Classes

    It's not too late to sign up for Clearing Winter Classes like these folks here. The Winter Program offers over 100 day-classes in January and February.

  • UU Gallery Features Saron’s Pastels

    The Unitarian Universalist Gallery in Ephraim will feature artwork by Dianne Saron in a show titled “Capturing the Beauty of Landscapes in Pastel.” An opening reception will take place Jan. 6.

  • Expanded Holiday Hours at Plum Bottom Pottery

    Just in time for the holidays, Plum Bottom Pottery has expanded its normal winter hours to include Dec. 27 – 31. The gallery, which carries the work of resident porcelain artist Chad Luberger and resident jewelry artist Angela Lensch, will stay open from 10 am – 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

  • Heller and Soukup Exhibit at Door Peninsula Winery

    Dec. 8 marked the opening of a new show at The Gallery at Door Peninsula Winery featuring Elizabeth Heller and Robert Soukup. A photographer and painter, Heller enjoys plein air painting, but she often interjects her whimsical nature.

  • Museum of Wisconsin Art Displays DCAL Members

    Artwork by Door County Art League members Bonnie Sandstrom, Randy Rassmussen, Marcia Nickols, Barb Kenyon, Connie Glowacki, Glenn Gerber and Jan Comstock are included in the “Members Exhibit” at the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MWA) in West Bend, Wisconsin.

  • Peninsula School of Art Welcomes Aurelius as New Coordinator

    • Martha Aurelius has recently been hired as the Youth and Community Programs Coordinator at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.

  • Lou and Peter Berryman Perform at White Gull Inn

    The singer/songwriter duo Lou and Peter Berryman will be featured in concert Jan. 11 at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek. Tickets for the 8 pm concert, the third in a series of six, are $16.

  • Kim Manning Rocks The Holiday Music Motel

    Having just completed an extensive European tour as a background singer with the legendary George Clinton and Parliment Funkadelic, Kim Manning has once again returned to Sturgeon Bay, this time to spend a week writing and recording with mix-master Billy Triplett at The Holiday Music Motel.

  • Parks, Phillips and Co. Add Extra Christmas Concert

    Extending the season of Christmas cheer, Parks, Phillips and Co. is adding an extra concert date with a special “bonus” Christmas Concert a few days after the big celebration.

  • Steve Torme March Performs Father’s Jazz Hits at DCA

    Noted jazz/pop singer and television and radio host Steve March Tormé will be singing his “Tormé Sings Tormé” program at the Door Community Auditorium (DCA) in Fish Creek on Dec. 30 at 7 pm.

  • Bjorklunden Hosts Solo and Chamber Works Recital

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host a concert Jan. 8 at 1:30 pm. Lawrence Conservatory student members of the National Association for Music Education will perform a recital of solo and chamber works for a variety of instruments.

  • Opening Act

    Students from the Door County String Academy performed prior to the production of the "Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at Third Avenue Playhouse on Dec. 11.

  • When Trash Talk Goes Wrong

    Under gray skies and through a heavy mist Sunday afternoon, I ran farther than I ever have in my life. I was putting in my first “long run.” Twelve miles around the damp back roads of Baileys Harbor.

  • Wisconsin Backs Great Lakes Mitten Campaign

    Wisconsin’s “thumb” is lending a helping hand this winter by getting involved in the Great Lakes Mitten Campaign. The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) is inviting the public to donate new or gently used mittens now through January 15.

  • Two County Supervisors Won’t Run Again

    Eight of the 21 Door County Board Supervisors have yet to file papers as candidates in the April 2012 elections as of Thursday, Dec. 15. The filing deadline for a candidate to place their name on the ballot is Jan. 3 2012 at 5 pm.

  • Zoning Change Gives Homeowners New Flexibility

    A seemingly minor change to Door County zoning ordinance adopted in April could help with Door County’s seasonal housing shortage. When the Door County Planning Department updated its comprehensive plan