Volume 19, Issue 03 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Peninsula Music Festival Favorite Makes Winter Appearance

    Pianist Andrew Armstrong, a favorite with the Peninsula Music Festival (PMF), will perform as part of the Festival’s February Fest on Feb. 16. The 2 pm concert will be held at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, the winter home for the PMF’s Steinway Concert Grand.

  • Cross Country Skiing Makes Winter Worth It

    Last year we were suckered out of a white winter and I realized going without the cold season isn’t as pleasant as it sounds. The tough parts of winter (chipping ice off your windshield with a dust pan when you can’t find your ice scraper), is totally worth it for the good (the hot chocolate, wool blankets, fireplace, and breaking out the cross country skis).

  • Where Else in the World? – Part II of II

    We are given walking sticks that double as distraction tools in case the lions develop an interest in one of us. You throw the stick on the ground next to the lion and maybe he pauses to investigate and forgets about you.

  • Gritty, Engaging Design

    For Meghan Murphy, entertainment isn’t a dirty word. She’s a young woman committed to literature and the arts, but she refuses to get stuck with the highbrow, Master of Fine Arts crowd.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 394

    A Kansas poet, Wyatt Townley has written a number of fine poems about the swift and relentless passage of time, one of the great themes of the world’s poetry, and I especially like this one.

  • Claudia Schmidt Concert Postponed

    National touring artist Claudia Schmidt's Feb. 22 concert at the Bertschinger Center in Egg Harbor has been postponed due to a death in the family.

  • Q&A – Questions & Artists – Kari Anderson

    Kari Anderson has painted beautiful watercolors of Door County since the mid-eighties. Living in Sturgeon Bay, I see her work displayed throughout the city, including the AMO Gallery on Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Lower Range Light On the Move

    A piece of history was (carefully) moved on Feb. 12, when the Lower Range Light at The Ridges Sanctuary was transferred from its old foundation, built in 1869, to its new one, located fifteen feet north of its current location.

  • Solutions Are Starting at the Dunes Lake Watershed

    Deliberations are done, and action is now being taken to save the Dunes Lake watershed, which includes the Sevastopol area lake and about five square miles of the surrounding area.

  • Plowing Picks Up in 2013

    After having a slow past couple of years due to a lack of snow, this year’s been a return to form for Door County’s snow removal crews.

  • Waiting for Normalcy

    After a whirlwind which has lasted almost a year, 14 (almost 15) year-old Christopher Mateo Loroٌa, or “Teo” as his friends call him, is ready to get back to a normal life.

  • Sister Bay Invites Non-Food Vendors to Waterfront Park

    The Sister Bay Parks, Property and Streets Committee is looking for people to set up shop in Waterfront Park this summer. Last year when it received proposals from people interested in setting up face painting and Segway tour businesses in the park, the village parks committee members began discussing the possibility of allowing commercial vendors in village parks.

  • On Target – Second Amendment

    This article is the final installment of On Target, a three-part series on guns and violence in America. Past articles covering school safety and Wisconsin gun legislation can be found online at www.

  • Finding Foster Families

    Since child and family unit manager Dori Goddard began working for Door County Human Services in 2007, the need for foster families in Door County has never been this high.

  • Joe Smith Running Unopposed for Egg Harbor Village President in April

    Egg Harbor Village President Nancy Fisher will not run for another term in April. Joe Smith, current village board trustee, is running unopposed and will likely take her place.

  • Nancy Fisher, Egg Harbor Village President not seeking re-election in April

    Nancy Fisher has been on the Egg Harbor village board since 2004 and served as president for the last six years. She decided not to run for the position again.

  • Coming Up

    • A survey is being conducted to gather input on the Door County Bicycle, Pedestrian and Recreational Facilities Plan. Those who wish to take the survey can find it online at surveymonkey.

  • What Happened?

    • On Feb. 5, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved the addition of bicycle lanes to Oregon St. between 1st and 3rd Avenues. The final vote on the matter stood at 5-1 in favor, with Alderman John Lodl casting the dissenting vote and Alderman Dan Wiegand abstaining.

  • We Want to Hear Your Opinion on Lake Levels

    The Pulse’s 7th annual Sustainability Issue will focus on the low level of Lake Michigan: how it got there, what it means, and what, if anything, we can or should do about it.

  • Study Shows What Wisconsin Can Do With Wasted Plastic

    Wisconsin trashed $64 million of plastic in 2009, according to a recent Department of Natural Resources report. “There’s a lot of material out there that could be put to better use, and if it were put to better use it would help Wisconsin economy and help job growth,” said Brad Wolbert, Department of Natural Resources section chief.

  • UUF Screens “Last Call at the Oasis”

    A free screening of Last Call at the Oasis, a 2011 documentary exploring the global water crisis, will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim on Feb.

Nature Conservancy Expands North Bay Preserve

    The Nature Conservancy recently announced that it has added another 40 acres of land to the North Bay Preserve. The acquisition conserves forested wetlands, protects water quality and provides additional access for walking, wildlife-watching, hunting, cross-country skiing and other outdoor activities.

  • Climate Change and the Upper Midwest Discussed at DCA

    On March 2 at 9 am, the Door Community Auditorium’s Distinguished Lecture Series will offer a lecture entitled “Climate Change and the Upper Midwest,” by Jim Hodgson.

  • Climate Meeting Examines the Alarming Silence

    The newly formed Climate Change Coalition (CCC) will meet on Feb. 20 at 7 pm at the UU Fellowship in north Ephraim. This group of concerned citizens is working with the Social Responsibility Committee of the UU Fellowship to raise awareness about climate change.

  • Tireless Tournament Champions

    The Sturgeon Bay Clippers 5th Grade boys basketball team competed in the 2013 Peshtigo Boys Basketball Tournament on Feb. 2. After four games, one semi-final and the championship game, the Sturgeon Bay Clippers defeated Peshtigo for the Championship.

  • Large Turnout for 2013 Pickleball Tournament

    Large Turnout for 2013 Pickleball Tournament Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Pickleball Tournament at the Northern Door YMCA. Sue Dombrowski and Paula Fochesato of Oconto took first place in the women’s division; Gregg Dobbins and Ron Griessen of Sturgeon Bay took first in the men’s division; and Rea Kulick and Kirk Limgner of Chicago took first in the mixed division.

  • Casey’s Hosts Pool Tournament

    Choppers 8 Ball Pool Tournament will be held at Casey’s BBQ and Smokehouse on March 30. There will be two tables with a $20 entry fee and 100 percent payout.

  • Door County High School Athletics Schedule

    GIBRALTAR HIGH SCHOOL Boys Basketball Feb. 15 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30pm Feb. 19 @ Lake Country Lutheran (Regionals), 7pm Girls Basketball Feb. 21 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30pm Feb. 26 – Regionals, TBA SEVASTOPOL HIGH SCHOOL Boys Basketball Feb. 15 vs. Algoma, 7:30pm Feb. 19 @ Suring (Regionals), 7pm Girls Basketball Feb. 18 @ Green Bay West, […]

  • Monday Night Volleyball (Sturgeon Bay YMCA)

    A League, W-L 1. Nicolet Beach Concessions, 33-6 2. Flying Spaghetti Monsters, 26-13 3. Kitty O’Reilly’s, 25-14 4. Bayshore Outfitters, 20-19 5. Shefchik Door Openers, 20-19 6. Jump On It, 20-19 7. Music Masters, 7-32 8. DC Adventure Rafting, 7-32 B League, W-L 1. Red Room, 38-1 2. Nightingale, 34-5 3. Bull Pen, 30-9 4. […]

  • The Red and White-winged Crossbills

    Two species of birds, the Red and the White-winged Crossbills, were predicted by the experts to appear frequently in our region this winter. Both are rarely seen in the state but, at times of overpopulation or food shortages, may surprise and please birdwatchers when one or the other suddenly appears on the scene.

  • Geeking Out on Numbers and “Star Trek”

    Since I wrote my last column, where I referenced the fact that this spring I will reach my 55th birthday, I have spent a fair amount of time thinking about time.

  • Skin Cancer Risk and Asian Sand Vipers

    A protein called eristostatin has been extracted from the venom of the Asian sand viper that suppresses the spread of malignant melanoma cells. Melanoma is an aggressive kind of skin cancer that can spread to other organs of the body.

  • Blue Bird Pass to become Heritage Road

    The town board has approved the recommendation from the Highway Committee to designate Blue Bird Pass as a Heritage Road.

  • Volunteer Voices

    Live by choice, not by chance. Make changes, not excuses. Be motivated, not manipulated. Work to excel, not compete. These are ways that people inspire us and help us to grow into the “best versions” of ourselves.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 13, 2013 3:02pm

    Coming to the shelter just before Christmas, Marty the bright-eyed Beagle set about capturing the hearts of all the kennel caregivers. This 5-year-old boy has such a merry way about him.

  • Spitting for Charity

    (Left to right) BJ Cassidy, Women’s Fund of Door County; Carrie Counihan, Door County Humane Society; Ann Birnschein, American Folklore Theatre; and Kate Leroy, The Ridges Sanctuary participated in Orchard Country Winery & Market’s semi-annual Cherry Pit Spit Competition on Feb. 2.

  • Checks Changing Hands

    (Left to right) Bill Forry, representing Amvets Post 51 of Sturgeon Bay, presents a check for $630 to Chairman Joe Heilman of the Door County Veterans Service Council.

  • Making Smiles Brighter

    Dr. Tyler Hubbard (right) with assistance from Marci Fort (left) performs an in-office dental procedure on a young patient during this year’s Give Kids A Smile Day, held Feb. 1, at the Door County Dental Care office in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Committee Forms to Generate Support for Southern Door Referendum

    The YES for Southern Door Students Committee met on Feb. 9 to initiate its grassroots campaign in support of the April 2 school referendum. The referendum will ask the District’s taxpayers if the revenues included in the School District’s budget may exceed the revenue limit on a non-recurring basis by $700,000 for the 2013-14 school year, $1,070,000 for 2014-15 and $1,310,000 for 2015-16.

  • Gibraltar Schools Celebrate Spanish Literacy

    The Friends of Gibraltar, the Gibraltar Spanish Department, the Door Community Auditorium and the Gibraltar Cafeteria have teamed up to celebrate Spanish Literacy at Gibraltar Schools by hosting a taco dinner with live salsa music on Feb. 15.

  • FSA Offers Microloans

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) now offers a Microloan designed to help farmers and ranchers with credit needs of $35,000 or less.

  • Third Avenue Business Association Hosts “Heart of Sturgeon Bay” Donation Drive

    In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Third Avenue Business Association, in cooperation with Ministry Door County Medical Center, will collect donations for the “Heart of Sturgeon Bay” donation drive.

  • Community Foundation Currently Accepts Applications for Sustainability Grants

    The Door County Community Foundation is currently accepting applications from local charities for Sustainability Grants. Sustainability grants help pay the salary of a case manager working with troubled teens, buy music stands for a local performing arts group, install piping to bring water to a community garden, and pay teachers to help with math and reading instruction during the summer.

  • Coastal Byway Committee to Review Enhancement Projects

    The Door County Coastal Byway committee will review applications by local organizations for projects to enhance traveler experience along the State Scenic Byway corridor.

  • Changes at WEP, Inc.

    WEP, Inc. is proud to announce their newly revamped website is now online at Other changes at WEP, Inc. include the current CEO Mavis Arnold will retire in March, and her position will need to be filled.

  • MDCMC Auxiliary Accepts Applications

    Ministry Door County Medical Center Auxiliary are offering scholarships to high school seniors who are planning a career in the health care field, to MDCMC employees who are in a health care field or are planning a career in the health care field and Door County residents who are currently studying in a health career field.

  • Pam Abshire Wants a Say in Sister Bay

    Pam Abshire, postal clerk at the Sister Bay Village post office, will be a write in candidate for Sister Bay Village Trustee in the upcoming spring election.

  • Annual Heart-y Breakfast Benefits Gibraltar Destination ImagiNation Team

    The Sister Bay Moravian Church heartily invites the community to the Annual Heart-y Breakfast on Feb. 16, 8 – 10:30 am. Scrambled eggs, pancakes, fried potatoes, corned beef hash, cereal, muffins, grapefruit, juice, coffee and milk will be served for $8/adults and $4/children 6 – 12 (the family maximum is $24).

  • Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation Receives Grant

    The Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation recently received a grant of $1,500 from the Historic Preservation Fund and the Clifford and Clara Herlache Foundation of the Door County Community Foundation.

  • “Gifts from the Heart” Bidding Begins Feb. 25

    “Gifts from the Heart,” a silent auction fundraiser to benefit Scandia Village’s Capital Campaign, will be held until March 1 at 2 pm. This silent auction features unique specialties and services such as: a homemade Italian dinner, guitar lessons, therapeutic massages, afternoon tea parties, spring cleaning & painting services, appetizer parties, and more.

  • Upcoming Alzheimer’s/ Dementia Support Groups at Golden LivingCenter-Dorchester

    An Alzheimer's/dementia care support group meets from 4 to 5 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month at Golden LivingCenter (GLC)-Dorchester. Family members and caregivers of people with dementia/Alzheimer's disease do not need to have a loved one at GLC-Dorchester to attend.

  • Nicole Dersé Discusses Heart Health and Nutrition at Greens N Grains

    Nicole Dersé, CNC, Functional Medicine Clinician and Certified Nutritionist at the Center for Optimal Health in Sturgeon Bay will hold an afternoon discussion at Greens N Grains Natural Food Store in Egg Harbor on Feb. 21 at 1 pm.

  • Family Centers of Door County to Distribute Cold Weather Clothes

    The Family Centers of Door County are joining forces with Vista to distribute cold weather clothing items to Door County residents in need. Vista completed a successful Cold Weather Clothing Drive on Feb. 4 thanks to the generosity of Door County communities.

  • Neighbor-to-Neighbor Announces 2012 Community Impact

    1,079 individuals benefited from services provided by Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers in 2012. Door County residents saved more than $400,000 in medical expenses by utilizing the organization’s services and 113 volunteers donated 3,983 hours for the organization.

  • Nominations Sought for 11th Annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration

    In celebration of 20 years of service to the Door County Community, the Volunteer Center is pleased to announce the 11th annual Golden Heart Volunteer Celebration presented by Ministry Door County Medical Center.

  • Egg Harbor Historical Society Hosts Informal Gathering

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will host an informal program at the Egg Harbor Town Hall on County Road I on Feb. 21 at 6:30 pm. Videos and still photos will be shown, and some unnamed sites and folks may be identified.

  • Ephraim Historical Foundation Presents Teaching Trunk to Gibraltar Students

    Thanks to a generous donor and the help of Dave Smith, the Ephraim Historical Foundation will present a second teaching trunk program to the Gibraltar Kindergarten and Fourth Grade classes.

  • Brynn Swanson Markets Baileys Harbor

    Brynn Swanson may be enjoying a drink at the Cornerstone on a Friday night, but she’s hard at work. About once a month, Swanson leads community conversations where Baileys Harbor residents can stop by for a drink and chat about their ideas for the town.

  • Linden Centre Selected as One of China/Hong Kong’s Top Luxury Hotels

    Linden Centre was recently chosen as one of China/Hong Kong’s Top Luxury Hotels (number seven) and Top Service Hotels (number 15) by TripAdvisor in its 2013 Travellers’ Choice® awards.

  • Blue Horse Beach Café Reopens

    Finally! After much anticipation Blue Horse Beach Café of Fish Creek is excited to announce their reopening, as of Feb. 2. The café is open daily 7 am – 5 pm for coffee, espresso, tea, soup, salad, sandwiches and weekly specials.

  • DCVB’s Insider Experts to Provide Tourist Tips

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) is excited to introduce the new “insider experts” who will blog about Door County in a variety of topics. Michelle Rasmusson, Director of Marketing & Sales, explains rationale behind the insider experts strategy: “With 65 percent of online travelers reading travel-related blogs, it's important to build awareness, excitement, and demand for Experience Set, Seasonal and Special Interest Markets, which allow travelers to shape their Door County experience to their unique interests.

  • Brian R. Hartl Named to LPL Financial Patriot’s Club

    Brian R. Hartl, an independent financial advisor at Baylake Investment Services, has been recognized as a top financial advisor for 2012 and named to the LPL Financial Patriot’s Club.

  • Growing Businesses in Door County

    In support of the Buy Local initiative, Door Landscape & Nursery contacted Peninsula Building Systems to help with a project to add space to their growing business and nursery.

  • Area Residents Earn CTA Designation

    Seven individuals recently completed the Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Program offered through the Door County Visitor Bureau. These Door County Tourism Ambassadors provide quality service and hospitality to visitors, which can result in longer stays, more visits to restaurants, retailers and attractions.

  • NWTC Announces Open Positions on District Board of Trustees

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is currently accepting applications for three open positions on the NWTC District Board of Trustees. Appointees will serve three-year terms beginning July 1.

  • Dr. Luke Staudenmaier Earns C.C.S.T. Credentials

    Doctor Luke Staudenmaier recently completed a sequence of requirements for credentialing with the Chiropractic Certification in Spinal Trauma (C.C.S.T.).

  • Husby’s Holds Annual Ice Fishing Tournament and Party

    Grab your tip-ups and portable shanties, Husby’s Food & Spirits in Sister Bay is holding it’s third annual Ice Fishing Tournament. Fishermen are invited to brave the elements and try their luck in the public waters of Door and Kewaunee Counties from 4 am on Feb. 28, until final weigh in at 2 pm on March 2.

  • Crossroads Hosts Honey Fest

    Crossroads at Big Creek has a honey of an event scheduled for the culminating Door County Reads event – Honey Fest with special guest Max Martin on Feb. 16, 2 - 4 pm.

  • Geocaching Workshop and Treasure Hunt Offered at The Ridges

    Geocaching is a great way to get the whole family exploring the outdoors together. The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor will hold a Geocaching Workshop & Treasure Hunt on Feb. 16, 2 - 4 pm.

  • Frozen Tundra Wine Fest at Parallel 44

    The Frozen Tundra Wine Fest at Parallel 44 Vineyard, a must-attend fest for any hardy Wisconsinite, will be held Feb. 23, 12 – 6 pm. The $10 admission includes wine samples, a Frozen Tundra wine glass, tours of the vineyard and winery and live music.

  • Love on Holiday Songwriting Event at Holiday Music Motel

    The second annual “Love On Holiday” songwriting event at The Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay will be held through Feb. 16. Much like Steel Bridge Songfest, but on a smaller scale, writers from near and far reside at the motel and spend the week collaboratively writing and recording new material themed for the Valentine’s Day holiday— “Songs of Love...And Love Gone Away."

  • Tommy Burroughs Returns to Door County for Two Concerts

    Tommy 'T-Bone' Burroughs has wowed audiences with his mandolin, guitar and fiddle playing, and is back in Door County for a few more concerts in February.

  • Coffeehouse Concert Series Presents Cowboy Brothers and Small Forest

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) continues their Coffeehouse Concert Series on Feb. 23 at 7 pm with an intimate concert in the Fireside Lobby by the Milwaukee-based Cowboy Brothers.

  • Count This Penny to Perform at White Gull Inn

    Count This Penny will perform at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Feb. 27 at 8 pm. Count This Penny, comprised of Allen (guitar and vocals) and Amanda (bass and vocals) Rigell and John Ray (banjo), hails from Madison.

  • Danielle French to Host Open Mic Night at Mojo’s

    Kim Jensen, owner of Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor, has just hired award-winning, singer-songwriter Danielle French to host open mic night at Mojo's beginning Feb. 23 at 7:30 pm.

  • Big Mouth Performance Benefits Door-Tran, Inc.

    Door-Tran, Inc. and Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will host the 22nd Anniversary Concert of Big Mouth on March 1 at 7:30 pm. TAP’s fundraising concert series presents Jay Whitney, Paul Sowinski, Pat Judy, and Forrest “Woody” Mankowski, the Original Big Mouth quartet.

  • Rogue Theater Makes Debut with “Eclipsed”

    Theater has gone Rogue; Door County’s newest theater ensemble Rogue Theater will premiere Eclipsed at The Lodge at Leathem Smith on Feb. 15. Eclipsed, a murder mystery written by Lisa Patrick Wilkinson and directed by Stuart Champeau, invites audience members to be the celebrated guests of Lord and Lady Moon at the coveted Annual Moonlight Masquerade Charity Gala.

  • Concert Pianist Katie Reimer Performs at UUF

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship presents concert pianist Katie Reimer on Feb. 23 at 3 pm. Based in New York City with Door County ties, Reimer is touring with music by J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, and living composers Daniel Bernard Roumain and Mohammed Fairouz.

  • Local Students Participate in District Music Festival

    Hundreds of music students from area schools will participate in a Wisconsin School Music Association (WSMA) sanctioned Music Festival hosted at Gibraltar Middle School on Feb. 23.

  • The Peninsula Singers Hold First Rehearsal of the Season

    Weekly rehearsals for The Peninsula Singers’ begin February 25 at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. Artistic Director Merle Colburn invites all who enjoy choral singing to join The Singers as they prepare for the spring concerts, May 11 and 12.

  • Shepherd of the Bay Hosts Lenten Musicale Series

    The public is invited to a series of concerts, presented by musicians of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, on successive Sundays in February and March.

  • “Love Letters” Onstage through Feb. 24 at TAP

    To celebrate the Valentine’s season, Third Avenue Playhouse presents Love Letters, an imaginative and romantic play featuring Doug Mancheski and Amy Ensign.

  • Pen Players Present Radio Dramas as part of Door County Reads

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a play reading of The Problem of Thor Bridge and A Scandal in Bohemia, accompanied by a reading from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice at Björklunden on Feb 4 to a full house of more than 125.

  • DCA Announces Final Installments of “Movies at the Door” Series

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) has announced the final installments of its popular winter “Movies at the Door” Series. Screenings take place at 7 pm and are free to the public; freewill donations are accepted and encouraged.

  • Kim Jensen of Mojo Rosa’s Hosts Progressive Dinner

    Join Kim Jensen, Door County restaurateur, on a cocktail and dining experience with flavors from around the world. The evening starts by learning how to prepare signature drinks while enjoying appetizers and small plates at Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor.

  • Twelve-Year-Old Wins Coveted Award at Short Film Festival

    The Fourth Annual Door County Short Film Festival, held on Feb. 9, was a roaring success. With workshops during the day and film screenings in the evening, The Sister Bay Village Hall was alive with creative energy throughout the day.

  • Discover 2013 Gardening Trends with the Door County Master Gardeners

    The Door County Master Gardeners announce two more free 2013 Continuing Education Programs in February. On Feb. 16 at 7 pm, “What’s Hot in 2013, Sunnypoint Garden’s 40th Year” will be presented.

  • Greens N Grains Screens “Pink Ribbons, Inc.”

    More than 20 years ago, Charlotte Haley began a peach-colored ribbon campaign to urge the National Cancer Institute to increase its budget for cancer prevention research, from a mere five percent.

  • Sip and Savor Event Features Island Orchard Cider

    Enjoy one of many Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese “Sip and Savor” tasting evenings on Feb. 22. At this tasting, cheese will be paired with sparkling cider from Door County’s Island Orchard Winery House.

  • Salsa with J-Ro Now Offered in Algoma

    Jeff Robison (J-Ro), Latin dance instructor and performer, is pleased to offer an eight-lesson salsa dance series at Algoma Parks and Recreation starting Feb. 21.

  • Bjِrklunden Announces 2013 Seminar Offerings

    The 2013 Bjِrklunden seminar programs provide learners an opportunity to spend a week at the lodge attending an engaging and thought-provoking class in the mornings while giving them ample time to explore Door County in the afternoons.

  • DC Folk Alliance Presents First Dance of 2013

    The Door County Folk Alliance will hold the first 2013 dance on Feb.16, 7 – 9 pm, at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Sturgeon Bay. This will be a traditional New England style barn dance with live music provided by the Sugar on the Floor Band with caller Bob Pillsbury from Oshkosh.

  • Cookbook Exchange at Sturgeon Bay Library

    Plan ahead to attend the 14th Annual Cookbook Exchange on March 9, 9 am – 1 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Library guests can sort through their cookbooks at home, and set aside ones to donate or exchange.


    (Left to right) Caroline Lawler, Larkyn Soletski and Bella Zingler clown around in their silliest attire for the 2013 Fish Creek Winter Festival Fruit Loop Run on Feb.

  • Congratulations to Dianne Zirbel

    She serves the people of Baileys Harbor, Sorting the mail and sticking the stamps. She’s a knack for making people smile, And great understanding of the postal map.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:08am

    Where is this located in Door County?

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 13, 2013 11:04am

    Dear Mary Pat, I'm surrounded. When my wife and I married twenty years ago, I found her collection of angel figurines bearable, even cute. But as we grow older and she keeps collecting and receiving, I’m feeling overwhelmed and watched with all the angel-themed knick knacks that have taken over our living room, dining room, bathroom, and bedroom.

  • 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, February 13, 2013 11:00am

    Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): Sinister forces will be present in this period. Take evasive action when followed by vehicles displaying antlers on their hoods.

  • The Academy of Fine Art Undergoes a Seamless Transition

    Craig Blietz is stepping down as the Artistic Director of The Academy of Fine Art (formerly The Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art) having been in the position for eight years.

  • Classes and Events at Artists Guild

    Classes and Events at Artists Guild There is still time to register for upcoming classes and events at Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Calling All Amateur and Experienced Ice Sculptors

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is still looking for carvers to sculpt blocks of ice at the upcoming Fire & Ice Festival on Feb. 16. There will be 18 blocks of ice this year to adorn the city in glistening artistry.

  • Jacksonport Craft Cottage Offers Lighthouse Ceramics

    The Jacksonport Craft Cottage currently features the work of Ginger and Richard Michel. The Michels carve their own green ware pieces to create a line of Door County Lighthouse ceramics.

  • Photography Exhibit Opens at TAP

    An exhibit of the photographs of local artist Ed DeMaio has opened in the Lobby Gallery of Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. A reception for the artist will be held Feb. 17; DeMaio will speak about his work, which is for sale at the theater.

  • Newport Poetry Trail Features Lorine Niedecker

    The winter display of poetry at Newport State Park features the work of Lorine Niedecker (1903 – 1970), whose poetry will remain on the Poetry Trail through March.

  • Inn at Cedar Crossing Hosts Thursday Quiz Nights

    Rally five of your smartest friends, or at least those who can rattle off the most useless knowledge, and head over to the Inn at Cedar Crossing in downtown Sturgeon Bay on the remaining Thursday evenings of February from 7:30 – 8:30 pm for Quiz Night.

  • Support Family Care Extension to Northeastern Wisconsinites

    I’m writing to request that Pulse readers write to Sen. Lasee, Rep. Bies, or others, urging state action to extend the Family Care program to Door County and the six other area counties excluded from the program.

  • Who Has a Permit?

    I’ve been researching gun violence, gun legislation and gun-related controversy for weeks for my Peninsula Pulse On Target series. I’ve picked apart Wisconsin laws, spent over an hour on the phone with

  • Tim Sweet’s Washington and Rock Island Photos

    Tim Sweet was on Washington Island in mid-January for a Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands meeting. He snapped some great pictures of Washington and Rock Islands: <iframe width="640" height="480" src="