Volume 18 Issue 18 – Section 1

In this issue

  • 8th Annual Door County Triathlon Results

    Mark Harms, a 37-year-old from Madison, took first in the Door County Half Iron Triathlon on Sunday with a time of 4:16:02.

  • British Coach McClaren Works with Area Soccer Players

    The Silver Streakers soccer team (of Door County Soccer Association) had a guest coach from Birmingham, England, to help them to victory. Marc McClaren and seven other British coaches were in Door County for Door County Soccer Association’s British Soccer Camp.

  • More Than a Nursery Rhyme

    On July 28, a new sport will discover Door County, and hopefully Door County will, in turn, discover a new sport. That sport is rowing, and the hope is all Bruce Tully’s.

  • Sturgeon Bay Farm and Craft Market “Vendor of the Week”

    The City of Sturgeon Bay Farm and Craft Market has much more to offer than just fresh produce and hand crafted items. The market also features a large selection of specialty food products, such as this week’s Vendor of the Week, Patrick Bouche of Easy Street Meats.

  • Water for the Wildlife

    One can only wonder in disbelief over the millions and millions of native creatures, from small to large, that have perished during the fires in the West and the severe droughts in vast parts of the United States.

  • The Clash & Misappropriation of Songs

    The other night I saw a Nissan commercial that featured the song “Summer Nights” from the movie Grease. The words were re-written to promote an end of the model year close out sale.

  • From Male Baldness to Scorpionfish

    A recent study showed that balding men have high amounts of a molecule called prostaglandin D2 in the hairless part of their scalp (let’s refer to the molecule as “D2”).

  • Article posted Thursday, July 26, 2012 10:38am

    10,000 Number of Baby Boomers who will turn 65 each day, for the next 17 years

  • Liberty Grove Hosts Electronic Recycling Day

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

  • Egg Harbor’s Facebook Favorite Parade Entry

    Miss Door County Outstanding Teen Lena MacDonald was voted “Favorite Entry” at the Egg Harbor Independence Parade in an online Facebook poll at Facebook.

  • Technology Brings More Bushels for Your Buck

    Digital technology has changed communication, medicine, entertainment and almost every aspect of modern life. Although the thought of farming often conjures pictures of one-tractor fields and rustic red barns, agriculture has also been profoundly changed by the digital shift.

  • Soil Remediation Plan at The Ridges

    The Ridges Sanctuary recently began soil remediation to prepare their new property for the trailhead and interpretive center. During the purchase of the Sandpiper property, a study showed approximately 800 tons of contaminated soil – 200 tons with levels high enough to require remediation – as a result of the fish boils that had been held on the property for many years.

  • USDA Rural Development Offers Rural Housing Loans and Grants

    USDA Rural Development is currently accepting pre-applications for loans and grants to build or rehabilitate rural rental housing for domestic farmworkers.

  • Unity Names Alisa Gerke as New Executive Director

    Unity, leaders in hospice and palliative care, welcomed Alisa Gerke as its new Executive Director. Gerke was selected by Unity’s Management Committee to lead the organization and started her new role on June 25.

  • Door County Students Attend UWGB Orchestra and Choir Camp

    Fifty Door County middle school students recently attended the Middle School Band, Orchestra and Choir Camp at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.

  • NDCC Expands Commemorative Brick Walkway

    The Northern Door community is invited to help Northern Door Children's Center (NDCC) expand their commemorative brick walkway. The engraved bricks have been laid as a walking memorial pathway for children and their families to use as they enter the building.

  • Tracking Bat Populations

    As the sun set over Green Bay on July 21, a crowd gathered in Peninsula State Park to see the evening show. This wasn’t American Folklore Theatre. It was a performance of nature that takes place throughout the summer at Welcker’s Point, when hundreds of bats fly out of the bat houses on Welcker’s shelter building into the woods for their nighttime feast.

  • A Picture of the Past Forced to Update

    The Skyway Drive-In Theatre in Fish Creek is a picture of the 1950s, inside and out. The playground keeps the attention of squirming kids, old box speakers line the lot and the original carbon-powered lamp house still sits next to the bulb-powered one that replaced it to project the films.

  • “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” Fundraiser

    The Pirates in the Harbour Parrot Head Club will once again hold their “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” fundraiser to benefit the Egg Harbor Volunteer Fire Department.

  • A Probiotic Beverage: Tapuat Kombucha builds in popularity

    Kombucha has become a popular beverage in Door County restaurants, but you’ll rarely find it on the menu. The drink, a fizzy fermented tea, is a favorite of many local kitchen staffs.

  • DCMG Host The Taste of the Garden Door

    Door County Master Gardeners hosted their annual Open House on July 14, to share The Garden Door with the community. The educational and show garden was developed in partnership with the UW Extension Service and features a human sundial as well as themed gardens – butterfly, herb, cacti, rock, perennial, vegetable and fairy garden.

  • Episcopal Bishop of Chicago Visits The Church of Atonement

    The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey D. Lee, the Episcopal bishop of Chicago, will preach at The Church of Atonement at 8 and 10 am on July 29. Bishop Lee is the 12th bishop of Chicago and leads 40,000 Episcopalians in 124 congregations across Northern Illinois.

  • Sara Mueller Receives PMF Scholarship

    The Peninsula Music Festival has selected Sara Mueller, a senior at Southern Door High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. This fall, Mueller will attend the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.

  • Merger Aims to Streamline Human Services

    With state approval, it won’t be long before Door County’s Community Programs and Social Services departments merge into one Department of Human Services.

  • Ephraim Men’s Club Holds Scholarship Pancake Breakfast

    The Ephraim Men’s Club will hold its annual Scholarship Benefit Pancake Breakfast from 7:30 to 11 am on August 4 at Ephraim Village Hall. Proceeds from the breakfast along with contributions from Ephraim Men’s Club members, local residents and businesses, benefit students throughout the Northern Door community.

  • Opening the Door for Birds in Jacksonport

    After working as an avian rehabilitator in locales as far away as Ireland and as close as Milwaukee, Rob Hults is relocating to Jacksonport where he’ll be opening up Open Door Bird Sanctuary.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:33am

    Lost and homeless animals from every part of our extended county are welcome at the Door County Humane Society. Tony is a Liberty Grove guy who arrived in December 2011.

  • Keeping Invasive Populations from Expanding

    Greg Coulthurst of the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department (SWCD) says that there has been a major shift in the way the department is tackling phragmites and wild parsnip – and that the new process is working to control the invasive species.

  • Launches Television Show launched a new cable television show promoting Door County in Chicago. The 30-minute program, “A Peek Inside the Door,” airs on Channel 25 (Comcast and RCN) on Mondays at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Baylake Corporation Releases Second Quarter Report

    Baylake Corporation recently reported a 2012 second quarter net profit of $1.3 million, or $0.15 per fully-diluted common share, compared to the second quarter of 2011 net profit of $0.

  • AmericInn Supports “Hotels For Heroes”

    AmericInn recently announced their participation in a new military support program called “Hotels For Heroes.” The program provides free hotel stays for wounded U.S. troops and their families during treatment.

  • Spa Verde Welcomes Tanner Fritschka

    Spa Verde announces the arrival of Tanner Fritschka, Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Fritschka describes Chinese Medicine as a broad-based holistic system, much like a wheel with spokes that go off in different directions, “One spoke is acupuncture, one is herbal medicine, there are Qigong and Tai chi exercises that you can do, and there’s body work.

  • Banding Together for Better Insurance

    Door County’s school districts are banding together to make shopping for health insurance a little easier and, hopefully, a little cheaper.

  • Door County Coffee and Tea Warehouse Sale

    Door County Coffee and Tea Co. in Carlsville will host a Warehouse Sale during Carlsville Days on July 28. The Warehouse Sale will feature Door County Coffee, a variety of food, gifts and seasonal items.

  • What Happened in Door County?

    • Educators from around Door County gathered at Southern Door School from July 23 – 26 to tie the county’s English and Language Arts curriculums together.

  • “You Can’t Help Who You Love”

    Mauricio Martinez's story shows that marriage isn't an easy ticket to citizenship.

  • What’s Coming Up in Door County?

    • The Town of Jacksonport is considering purchasing property to expand Lakeside Park. At the town board meeting on July 24, Board Chairman Alvin Birnschein said that the town is in negotiations with the owner of the property, which is located just south of the park and contains 297 feet of beachfront.

  • Making New Memories

    As of July 18, the Carlsville Roadhouse is back in business with a brand-new building and the same-old owners – owners who are ready to get up on their feet again after a June 2011 fire destroyed the original restaurant.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League Standings, Results and Schedule

    Northern Door Volleyball league standings after play on July 25.

  • On Deck Announces New Manager

    Mitch Larson, owner of On Deck Clothing Company, announces the addition of Mert Larsen as the new Fish Creek Store Manager. Larsen will transition into General Manager, working with Larson to oversee all On Deck stores this fall.

  • Checks Changing Hands

    On July 10 at the Veterans Service Council, Ken Wendt presented a check to Joe Heilman, Chairman of the Door County Veterans Service Council.

  • Weekend ReCAP

    1_I started off the weekend in the Pulse garden, pulling weeds and harvesting radish, basil and squash. I went home with lots and lots of little yellow squash ready to be eaten! 2_Then off to Husby’s to relax and chat with fellow Pulse employee Sally Slattery.

  • Three Stones

    She handed them to me like they were precious – three stones. She is Grace, my granddaughter, and the stones were random bits of gravel from the farmyard she thought valuable because “they glittered."

  • Behind the of Scenes of “Chicago”

    Scott Boyle, the technical director, takes the drawings for the set from the set designer and uses a CAD (Computer-aided design) program on his computer to turn them into blueprints for the carpenters and interns.

  • Congratulations to Piks!

    Don’t want to steal his honor or glory, Just thought his fans might like to hear his story. To learn about the man who writes “Server of the Week” rhymes Look back and see how it started at the beginning of time.

  • Petit Verdot

    This week we are taking a look at one of the lesser-known Bordeaux blending grapes – Petit Verdot. Traditionally used as a minor component in the region, Petit Verdot adds a dark purple hue, floral and spice tones and firm tannins to red blends.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:40am

    Can you fill in the blank? Sturgeon Bay is the _______ Capitol of the Great Lakes.

  • All that Jazz!

    In just its first three plays, the Peninsula Players has moved from drama (Opus) to comedy (The Nerd) and on July 25, a musical (Chicago). “It’s a lot of fun,” says Sean Fortunato, who is transforming himself from a socially clueless nerd to a slick and manipulative lawyer in Chicago.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:35am

    Leo (July 23 – August 22): There will be important messages for you from outer space, which may affect your future plans. If you cannot receive them in the usual manner, tune to the Food Channel on your new flat screen between 3 and 4 am.

  • Overheard, Shout Outs and Pet Peeves

    Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:31am

    Dear Mary Pat, I am uncomfortable with how some young girls are dressing these days. My babysitter, for example, is 16 and wears clothes that aren't appropriate for any occasion, least of all watching three very impressionable little girls.


    With record high temperatures scorching the country – the Muderlak family knows how to start their day. (Left to right) Reid, Todd, Quinn, and Shannon, recently took a refreshing, early morning jump off the Sister Bay Beach dock.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Blue-veined cheeses include blue, Gorgonzola, and cheddar-blue cheese. Of all the cheeses we sell in our stores, this style of cheeses usually draws the biggest reaction.

  • “Pros” Take on Red Putter Course Saturday

    Each year, the Red Putter hosts a tournament sanctioned by the United States Professional Miniature Golf Association the first Saturday in August. Participants must qualify for the tournament by scoring under par throughout the year.

  • Finding Your Game at the Red Putter

    All golfers know that there are times when everything is working. The tee shots are barreling down the fairway, and putts meander their way through hills and valleys like Dorothy on the Yellow Brick Road, eventually finding the bottom of the cup.

  • Golf League Results

    Recent league results from around the county.

  • Belgian Community and Architecture Discussed at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek’s Sunday at The Village program will feature Dr. Bill Laatsch, a retired professor from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, on July 29.

  • Lake Lessons Conclude with NNL Coordinator Janet Eckhoff

    The Ridges Sanctuary concludes Lake Lessons with two presentations in August at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. On August 2 at 7 pm, wildlife biologist David Drake will present “A History of Wisconsin Wildlife.

  • Billy Collins Comes to Door County

    Serving as national Poet Laureate is serious stuff. England has had one since the 12th century, an honorary position that required composing verse for important national occasions for the traditional compensation of an annual butt of sack (keg of sherry).

  • SBHS Offers “Sister Bay Stories” throughout Summer

    The Sister Bay Historical Society, in observance of the village’s Centennial Celebration, offers the series “Sister Bay Stories” every other week throughout the summer.

  • Second Presentation of “Horseshoe Bay Farms: The Land, The Players, Their Place in History”

    Due to an overwhelming demand, the Door County Historical Society is offering another presentation of “Horseshoe Bay Farms: The Land, The Players, Their Place in History,” by Glenn Timmerman.

  • DCHM Continues the Search for Prohibition Items

    On July 28, the Door County Historical Museum in cooperation with the Door County Archives, will display items from the Roaring Twenties Era of Prohibition.

  • Melinda Myers Returns to The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay announce nationally syndicated gardening expert and author, Melinda Myers, will teach Workshop Program class called “Creating a Year-Round Landscape with Beauty & Interest."

  • Stage Door Theatre Company Presents “Souvenir”

    The second production of the Stage Door Theatre Company, Souvenir, is currently underway at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). Souvenir is a musical play written by Stephen Temperley.

  • Spaces Available for Door Shakespeare’s Doorways

    Three scholarships and spaces are still available for Door Shakespeare’s educational children’s theatre program, Doorways. The workshop runs July 31 – Aug.

  • Talented Organist in Concert at Shepherd of the Bay

    Among a new generation of American organists Christopher Houlihan is widely acknowledged as one of its brightest stars. On July 29 at 7 pm, Houlihan will make his premier visit to Door County to present a concert of organ masterworks at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.

  • Big Band Jazz Session Begins at Birch Creek

    Birch Creek marks the halfway point of the season and welcomes world-class jazz performers to the stage. Birch Creek continues to provide the highest quality concerts and events with entertainment provided by world-class faculty, musicians, and performers.

  • Registration for Final Ridges Camp of the Season

    Parents can still register their children for The Ridges final camp program of the season. Camp Taiga II is designed for children entering grades 3 – 6 and is in session on August 7 – 9, and lasts from 9 am – 12 pm.

  • DCS&PS Offers Marine Radar Seminar

    The Door County Sail & Power Squadron is offering the fourth seminar, “Marine Radar” in its Summer Seminar Series. The seminar takes place on July 28 from 9 – 11 am at SkipperBud’s Quarterdeck Marina.

  • By the Numbers

    50 Percent of 60-year-olds who have less than $37,500 in their 401(k)   $6.6 trillion How short, collectively, Americans are of the amount they will need to retire comfortably   5.

  • Jacksonport Celebrates Cherry Fest

    Lakeside Park in Jacksonport is once again the venue for Cherry Fest. The celebration is August 4 from 7 am – 4 pm. Food will be served, including fresh cherries, cherry brats and cherry hamburgers as well as an assortment of cherry desserts.

  • Sturgeon Bay Honors Maritime Heritage with Maritime Week

    Building on the success of the inaugural celebration, Sturgeon Bay once again honors its maritime heritage with “Sturgeon Bay Maritime Week: A Salute to the U.

  • SUP Rentals from DC Adventure Center

    Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is an emerging global sport that is enjoyed by beginners and experts. DC Adventure Center Kayak and SUP guide Sam Peterson says, “It's a family friendly sport, all ages can enjoy because there is not a whole lot of equipment, skill or knowledge needed to have a good time.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 369

    E.B. White, one of my favorite writers, used to say, “Simplify, simplify, simplify,” but that doesn’t mean that writing has to be simple, which is a different matter.

  • The Cookery’s Music Series Continues

    The Cookery’s wine bar will continue to host a music series on Thursday nights in August. The series features Jess Holland on August 2, Jana Nyberg Group on August 9, Jeanne Kuhns and Lost Mothra on August 16, Julian Hagen on August 23, and Kalen Keir on August 30.

  • Where the Old Meets the New

    We’re savoring every bite, moaning like Bill Murray in that dinner scene from What About Bob? “Mmm…this is so good,” we repeat. “Mmm, mmm, mmm.” Between bites of lemon tart with a fresh raspberry center and rich flourless chocolate cake, we sip Sauvignon Blanc.

  • Driving into the Past

    “Here we go” smiled tour guide Tad Dukehart as he began driving the tram. My one-year-old son Mylo cheered as he sat on my husband’s lap. Buckled in, breeze blowing, we moved forward on the open tramcar.

  • This Summer’s Soundtrack

    Songs, like scents, have the power to take you back to a time and place. You know what I mean – where were you at in life when “MMMBop” hit the radio waves? (I was a painfully awkward sixth grader with huge wire-rimmed glasses).

  • Daily & Vincent Featured at Sunset Concert Series

    Daily & Vincent will take the stage at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center’s Sunset Concert Series on July 29 at 7 pm. Jamie Dailey (guitar, bass, lead and harmony vocals) joined the Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver band in 1998 as lead, baritone and tenor singer and bass player.

  • Domicile Art Fair Returns to Sister Bay

    The 24th Annual Art Fair at Domicile will be Aug. 3 and 4 in Sister Bay. The creativity and quality of Domicile’s Wisconsin artisans will be highlighted in the Domicile's orchard.

  • Door County Sitter Blocks at JCC

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts offers Door County Sitter Blocks as a new gift idea. The carefully crafted long wooden blocks are hand-painted and decorated in calligraphy with the names of all the Door County villages, and other locations like Clark Lake, Kangaroo Lake and Cave Point.

  • Unusual Things

    Ray Young, a retired business owner, classical musician, and avid Wisconsin Badgers fan, has picked up an old hobby – photography – and embraced new technology – Photoshop – to create a variety of alluring painting-like images.

  • Area Quilter Exhibits in International Quilting Competition

    Christine Kinka, a Sturgeon Bay quilter, has been selected as a semifinalist for the 2012 American Quilter’s Society (AQS) Quilt Show & Contest, August 22 – 25, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • DCAL Hosts “Off the Wall” Art Show and Artists of the Week

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) presents “Off the Wall” Art Show at the Sister Bay Village Hall on July 28 and 29. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, pastels and photography will be displayed.

  • “Color Boot Camp” at PSA

    Peninsula School of Art will hold the workshop, “Color Boot Camp,” August 1 – 4 from 9 am to 4 pm. Award-winning artist William Schneider will teach the workshop about how to see and mix color accurately.

  • Diane Foster Debuts at Chez Cheryl Art Space

    Iowa artist Diane Foster will debut new work in an exhibition of acrylics, mixed media and encaustics at Chez Cheryl Art Space from August 6 – 11. Foster uses art as a vehicle for understanding and interpreting the world.

  • UU Gallery Features Roy Lukes Photography

    The nature photographs of Door County’s legendary naturalist Roy Lukes, a regular contributor to Peninsula Pulse, will be presented at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery August 5 – 31, with an opening reception on August 5 from noon – 2 pm.

  • Eddings Fires a Soda Kiln

    When Jimmy Eddings came to Clay on Steele he shared 15 years ceramic arts experience to the Algoma community. Arguably the most unique of those talents is his expertise building and firing soda kilns.

  • Summer Art Fair at the Settlement Shops

    The public is invited to stroll the paths at the Settlement Shops on July 28 from 10 am – 5 pm for the annual Summer Art Fair. Artists and artisans from Door County and all over Wisconsin will present their latest creations.

  • Blietz Painting Selected for Contemporary Realism Biennial

    Craig Blietz’s painting, “K – A Rural Kouros” has been juried into The Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s 2012 Contemporary Realism Biennial in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

  • Linden Gallery Showcases Silver Work from Yunnan

    Linden Gallery announces a one-day show of jewelry by Skye and Peter Ciesla of Bazyli Studio on Aug. 4 from 10 am – 5 pm. The Cieslas have collaborated with Brian and Jeanee Linden since 2007.

  • The Flying Pig Hosts Paintout and Displays New Artist

    The Flying Pig Gallery and Greenspace in Algoma invites the public to the 3rd Annual Plein Air Paintout on July 28 from 10 am – 4 pm. Guests are invited to bring digital devices, sketchbooks, paints, a comfy chair and a hat to paint the natural gardens of The Flying Pig.

  • Edgewood Orchard Galleries Host Jewelry Trunk Show

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a jewelry trunk show for Ashbury, New Jersey jeweler Ellen Kelly, from July 27 – 29. The public is invited to browse Kelly’s jewelry at the gallery from 10 am – 5 pm and enjoy refreshments.

  • Eight-Hour Exhibit

    Relief Sculptures by John Whitney of Baileys Harbor and Pastels by Will Roberts of Sturgeon Bay will be on display from 12 – 8 pm in the Link Gallery of the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek on Aug.

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Features Rusty McKenzie

    Rusty McKenzie’s poetry reading August 8, 7 pm, at the UU Fellowship is aptly titled “Never Far From Water.” McKenzie lives and writes on the shore of Lake Winnebago.

  • The Andy McLeod Mysteries

    Bob McCurdy is a long time wood carver and small business owner in Baileys Harbor who enjoys evening sails and morning runs along the town’s public beach.

  • Celebrating Prose, Poetry and Photography

    There is something about the creative mind at work, whether writing, painting, doodling or snapping a photo, an energy and focus radiates. The creator is engrossed in a realm all of their own – something others can’t help but want to share in and understand.

  • Book Signing at Book World

    James Grady, a Door County resident and children’s book author, will return to Book World in Sturgeon Bay, for a book signing of his newly published book, Scary Night Noises.

  • Door County League Baseball, June 22 Results

    Egg Harbor and Kolberg each scored over 20 runs in their respective games in last weekend’s Door County League Baseball play. The victory for Egg Harbor secured a 10-1 record, maintaining their place at the top of the league, while Kolberg’s record improved to 7-4, keeping them in the hunt for second place.

  • Offering Up Adventures On the Water

    Todd Haleen loves to fish. Now 40-years-old, Haleen started working on his dad’s charter fishing boats when he was 10, and he became licensed to lead his own charter trips at 18.