Volume 20, Issue 05 – Section 1

In this issue

  • JJ’s Evens Record

    Week 6 results, standings and schedule from the Northern Door Broomball League.

  • Stay Safe with Fat Bikes

    The growing popularity of winter bicycling and new varieties of bicycle-like vehicles capable of being ridden on snow is generating questions about where they may legally be ridden and raising some concerns about their safe operation with state recreational trail officials.

  • Player Profile

    Jacob Englebert is currently ranked second in the state in his weight class.

  • Monday Night Volleyball

    Week 12 standings from the Sturgeon Bay YMCA league.

  • Cross Country Ski Report as of Feb. 5

    All cross country ski trails are open in all areas of the county and the weather forecast predicts more great skiing opportunities. Here are the conditions for the state parks and Crossroads.

  • High School Winter Athletics

    Varsity athletic schedules for Door County high schools.

  • Black History Month in Wisconsin – Remembering Peoples Brewing Company

    If you were to drive down South Main Street in Oshkosh, you would never know The Peoples Brewing Co. once stood on the lake side of the 1500 block. You won’t find a sign or plaque, nothing to indicate that on this site once stood a historic brewery that made a certifiably good American lager – Peoples Beer.

  • The Price of Staying Warm

    In the midst of one of the coldest winters in a generation, We Are Hope, Inc. is proving to be one of the most important charities in Door County of which you’ve never heard.

  • Article posted Thursday, February 6, 2014 10:12am

    $956 billion - Cost of the Farm Bill over 10 years

  • Wool and Feathers: Warmth in Winter

    Each winter as we record weather data in our calendar book, I like to think back to one of my all-time favorite teachers, professor of physical geography at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, Levelva Bradbury.

  • Article posted Thursday, February 6, 2014 9:56am

    If you want to see a Basset Hound in seventh heaven, play “keep away” with Serce. This seven-year-old girl is happy-go-lucky all the time, but being chased as she runs with a toy clutched in her mouth is her favorite.

  • Life Notes

    As a free public service to our readers, the Peninsula Pulse presents Life Notes, devoted to the notable milestones in life, from birth to significant birthdays to engagements, weddings and deaths. The deadline for submissions is noon on Friday. Send submissions to [email protected]. The Pulse reserves the right to edit submissions to conform to space. Call 920.839.2121 for details.

  • Warch Fund Continues the Research Experience

    A $1 million bequest from an anonymous donor will provide valuable research support for Lawrence University faculty while honoring the college’s 14th president, and his wife, Lawrence officials have announced.

  • Time for an A Cappella Experience

    ReVoiced – The A Cappella Experience – will perform at Sevastopol High School on Feb. 11 at 6:30 pm as part of the 2014 Music in Schools Tour. The tour was conceived and coordinated by Nate Mendl, a graduate of the UW-Madison School of Music and certified music teacher.

  • Take Sweetheart for a Skate

    Join the “Sweetheart Skate” on Feb. 14, 5 – 9 pm, at the Sister Bay Ice Rink. Enjoy candlelight skating, romantic music and great company. Skate rentals are $2 each, and hot cocoa will be served for $1 for two.

  • Hearty Breakfast Served Up for “The Open Door”

    A hearty breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, corned beef hash along with cereal, muffins and fruit/coffee will be available at Sister Bay Moravian Church on Feb.

  • Southern Door FFA Teams Heading to Sectionals

    On Jan. 30, 10 Southern Door FFA members traveled to Green Bay Southwest High School to compete in the District 25 FFA Speaking Contests. Junior Ashley Wery placed third in the job interview contest.

  • Like to Hike Pin Features Iconic Bird

    Peninsula State Park is celebrating the success of collaborative environmental efforts to protect Bald Eagles by featuring the bird on its 2014 Like to Hike pin.

  • Celebrating Chocolate

    All Things Chocolate, an event sponsored by the Gibraltar Historical Association on Feb. 1, was a great time. Folks stepped in from the cold during Fish Creek’s Winter Festival to warm up in the Old Gibraltar Town Hall to consume delicious chocolate goodies, make snowflakes and socialize.

  • Christ Child Society Receives Grant for Layette Program

    Christ Child Society of Door County recently received a grant from the Women’s Fund and the Door County Community Foundation for their continued support of their programs for local children.

  • EYC Awards 45 Scholarships in 2013

    The Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) awarded 45 scholarships in 2013 to junior sailing students with financial need who are year-round residents of Door County.

  • Matching Grant Has Been Met

    The Community Clinic of Door County thanks all of the generous donors who helped the organization reach its goal to obtain the matching donation offered by Suzy Bloch.

  • Nominations for “Superheroes of Medicine” Sought

    The Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation seeks nominations of physicians to recognize as “Superheroes of Medicine.” “We’re interested in hearing stories from patients with life-limiting or life-threatening medical conditions whose physicians took life-changing measures to heal them or save their lives,” said Foundation executive director Eileen Wilson.

  • Cheers to Cherries

    Cherries are hailed for health benefits such as reducing arthritis pain and reducing soreness after a workout. Thanks to a state grant, that’s something more people will soon know.

  • Rummele’s Joins Fish Creek Shopping Scene

    Rummele’s Jewelry Boutique will open May 1 under the Whistling Swan Restaurant at 4192 Main St., Fish Creek. This will be the third location for Rummele’s, a long established, family owned jewelry business with stores in Green Bay and Appleton.

  • Seeking Nominations for DCEDC Awards

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) Board of Directors is currently soliciting nominations for the annual Door County Industry of the Year Award and the Door County Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

  • New Baylake Bank in Appleton

    Baylake Bank and Community Bank & Trust (CB&T) reached an agreement for Baylake Bank to acquire and service the deposit account relationships of the CB&T office located at 333 S.

  • Scholarships Offered for Businesses in Energy Management and Efficiency

    Sturgeon Bay Utilities offers scholarships to new and existing businesses in the areas of energy management, energy efficiency and renewable energy. They have a partnership with Energy Center University and Focus on Energy to provide high-quality educational opportunities to their utility customers.


    Participants of Fish Creek Winter Festival’s annual Fruit Loop Run gather – in all their glory and crazy get-ups – for a photo after completing the half-mile race on Feb.

  • Congratulations to Amy Dwyer

    “Miss Amy, Miss Amy, I have to…” she hears all day From toddlers learning, running and loving to play Her music choices get everyone dancing As many kids

  • Cheers!

    I find most hop-centric beers to be a trendy waste of time, but one beer with “hop” in its title has been taunting me from the shelves for several months now.

  • Overheard 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?

  • The Cheese Insider

    One of my favorite styles of cheeses is commonly known as “Alpine Style.” This family of cheeses originated in the Alps of Switzerland and eastern France.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:19pm

    Dear Mary Pat, Last night the neighbor's kids were throwing snowballs at our window. How rude! I closed the blinds and they stopped, but I’m still upset.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 5, 2014 3:17pm

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Seeking Old Lighthouse Photos

    Clare Miller Wood recently shared this photo of Cana Island Lighthouse, taken in 1924, with the Door County Maritime Museum to help in their restoration project.

  • Another Wacky Winter Fest

    Fish Creek succeeded, once more, in hosting Door County’s wackiest festival – Winter Festival, held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2. This year’s frigid festival featured another line-up of untraditional games – minnow racing, toilet seat tossing, and snowshoe dancing as well as a raucous kick ball tournament.

  • Bikini-Clad Groundhog Predicts Winter’s End

    The Groundhog Day Parade stormed through Ellison Bay on Sunday, Feb. 2, with a beach-ready groundhog, who unlike Punxsutawney Phil, did not predict six more weeks of winter.

  • No Special Technique Required for Candlelight Skiing

    Newport State Park will hold its 23nd Annual Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe event on Feb. 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. A portion of trail will come alive by candlelight, guiding skiers, hikers and snowshoers into a glowing, magical winter wonderland.

  • Discover a New Trail on Snowshoes

    Join the naturalist in snowshoeing the new trails at Crossroads at Big Creek on Feb. 7 at 10 am. Loaner snowshoes are available. Come 15 minutes early to borrow our skis.

  • A Valentine’s Day Moon Walk

    During a brief workshop on Feb. 8 from 10 am to 12 pm at The Ridges Sanctuary, learn what geocaching is and how this popular high-tech game got its start.

  • Take A Trip to the Ice Bar

    Parallel 44’s Frozen Tundra Wine Fest is coming up soon – Feb. 22 from 12 – 6 pm. Wine will be served at an ice bar, plus there will be tours of the vineyard, sleigh rides, live music under a tent and samplings of gourmet food.

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate 2014, Mike Toneys

    Relevant Experience, Education or Civic Involvement: My wife Carrol and I have been residents of Southern Door County for more than 30 years.

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate 2014, Kelly Tassoul

    Relevant Experience, Education or Civic Involvement: Southern Door High School Graduate, 1979 NWTC Graduate, 1981 Southern Door Education Foundation – 1995 to present (currently serving as president) Southern Door Board of Education – nine years, 1999-2008 (served as clerk) Served on various committees while on the School Board (Transportation Disciplinary Committee, Building and Grounds Committee and Policy Committee) Friend of Education Award Recipient at Southern Door Schools Door County 4-H Adult Leader – 25 years 4-H Adult Leader Board – two terms Door County Holstein Board – two terms Door County Dairy Committee Associated with the Brussels Lions Club since 1989, became a member in 2013 Costume Director for Southern Door High School Musicals from 1988 to present Costume Director for the Southern Door 5th Grade Musicals – 18 years   What do you think is the greatest issue facing public education, and, if elected, how would you address it? I believe balancing the budget is at the forefront, but also making sure we don’t compromise the quality of education during the process is also at the top of the priority list.

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate 2014, Katie Schnorr

    Relevant Experience, Education or Civic Involvement B.A. Brown University M.A.T. National Louis University 15 years teaching experience Currently employed as a public relations professional at HillstromPR Southern Door Experience: Classroom Volunteer Destination Imagination Coach   What do you think is the greatest issue facing public education, and, if elected, how would you address it? Schools are being asked to do more with less:  educate students to prepare them for a global economy, improve their nutrition and fitness and even teach them social skills.

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate 2014, Dustin Miller

    Relevant Experience, Education or Civic Involvement Served on Southern Door School Board from 2010-2013 with two years as board president and also obtained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate 2014, Heidi Gutschow

    Relevant Experience, Education or Civic Involvement: I am a current member of the Athletic Advisory Committee for Southern Door.

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate 2014, Dean Gerend

    Relevant Experience, Education or Civic Involvement: Graduated from University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in 1991 with a major in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance and a minor in Economics.

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate 2014, Pamela Parks

    Relevant Experience, Education or Civic Involvement: I am currently serving on the Board of Education at Southern Door Schools as the Clerk in my first three-year term and am involved in the following school committees:  Education, Partners in Health/Wellness, School Board Scholarship, and Technology.

  • Southern Door School Board Candidate Jerry Paul Frank

    Relevant Experience, Education or Civic Involvement: • Bachelor’s Degree, University of Wisconsin – Platteville, Majors in French and English (elected class president each of four undergraduate years) • Master’s Degree, UW-Platteville, emphasis on teaching and languages • 28 years teaching high school English and French (West De Pere and Mauston) (varsity baseball, basketball and chess coach) • Long Term Substitute (Southern Door High School)   What do you think is the greatest issue facing public education, and, if elected, how would you address it? I consider myself a “voice for the students.

  • Meet the 2014 Southern Door School Board Candidates

    There are eight candidates running for three open seats on the Southern Door School District’s Board of Education. We asked the candidates to respond to a questionnaire and give us insight into why they are running for the position, what they hope to do on the school board and what challenges are facing Southern Door.

  • Getting the Word Out

    Southern Door School District is joining the rest of Door County schools this spring as it invites area three- and four-year-olds to its Early Childhood Development days, to look for kids who need developmental help before they get to school.

  • Dairy Subsidies and SNAP Reductions

    The Farm Bill, the $956 billion legislation that keeps food prices stable and pantries stocked, passed the Senate on Tuesday, Feb. 4 and is expected to be signed into law after press time on Friday, Feb.

  • The Harsh Demand for Honey

    More Than Honey is the next film to be screened for Dinner and a Movie at Greens N Grains on Feb. 13 at 7 pm. During the past 15 years, numerous colonies of bees have been decimated throughout the world, but the causes of this disaster remain unknown.

  • Yoga with a Valentine

    Bring a friend, family member, Valentine or just yourself to the Partner Yoga Workshops at Junction Center Yoga Studio in Jacksonport. Participants will be paired up for partner exercises to stretch, twist, fly and laugh in this all-levels workshop.

  • Going Solar

    The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) in Custer, Wis., is now offering an online, “on-demand” course that introduces the technology of Solar Water Heating.

  • Reading to Well-being

    Books of Inspiration book club at The Spa at Sacred Grounds begins their second read, Super Brain by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi, on Feb. 12 at 10 am.

  • Help Environment by Planting Trees

    The Wisconsin State Nursery Program sells high-quality native tree and shrub seedlings to landowners to plant on their Wisconsin land. The seedlings may only be used for conservation purposes, including forest products, wildlife habitat and erosion control.

  • Dinner and A Concert with Nora Jane Struthers

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist Nora Jane Struthers and her band the Party Line will be featured in concert at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Feb.

  • A Blues, Rag and String Band at DCA

    Michael Lee Ammons and the Water Street Hot Shots will present a concert of blues, rags, and string band music in the Door Community Auditorium Fireside Lobby on Feb.

  • PMF Comes Early with February Fest

    Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) presents February Fest with the PMF Trio on Feb. 15 at 2 pm at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. The PMF Trio is comprised of Susanna Self, flute; Jeffery Noel Lastrapes, cello; and Judith Jackson, piano.

  • Enjoy Evening of Schubert, Brahms and String Chamber Music

    Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will host a concert on Feb. 13 at 4:30 pm. It’s time for the annual String Chamber Music Retreat at Bjِrklunden – this year with guest artist Stephen Balderston.

  • Rogue Theater Presents Sartre Play

    Rogue Theater presents the thought-provoking play No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre. Two women and a man find themselves in a sparsely furnished room. The three must spend eternity together with nothing to do, but interact with one another and participate in exposing each other’s darkest, most damning secrets.

  • “Sovenir” Returns to TAP Stage

    Opening Feb. 20 at 7:30 pm, Stage Door Theatre Company presents Souvenir, with performances through March 9. Souvenir is based on the real life story of Florence Foster Jenkins (played by Claire Morkin) – a wealthy society eccentric who suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune.

  • Holiday Music Motel Presents Third Annual Love on Holiday

    Musician Ruby James swore off dating when she spur-of-the-moment accepted a summer bartending job at Gordon Lodge in 2012. “I was going to go home to LA, I’d been running away from it my whole life,” she recalls.

  • The Joy of Winter

    It’s quiet at our pottery in Door County in the winter. I don’t mean no customers. I mean, it’s quiet. The snow muffles the noise cars and other vehicles make.

  • Door Shakespeare Celebrates Valentine’s Day

    In conjunction with the most lovey-dovey holiday of the year – St. Valentine’s Day – Door Shakespeare will present “What’s Mine, Is Yours,” an evening of Shakespearean scenes, sonnets, games, and warm wintery beverages on Feb. 15, 8 pm, at the Ephraim Village Hall.

  • Cold Weather Stories

    Cold weather stories have a certain pedigree shared with the Burlington Liars Club. Something to cold weather wants us to lie to a point just short of eternal damnation.

  • Chinook Stocking Meeting Feb. 6 in Gills Rock

    The Department of Natural Resources is hosting a meeting in Gills Rock Feb. 6 to talk about its decision to stock Chinook salmon in Gills Rock instead of Ellison Bay.

  • Films, Workshops and Kombucha

    Eighteen short films from three countries will premiere at the fifth annual Door County Short Film Festival in the Sister Bay Village Hall, Feb. 14 and 15.

  • A Valentine’s Sock Hop in Baileys Harbor

    A Valentines Sock Hop is coming to Baileys Harbor Town Hall on Feb. 15 from 7 to 11 pm. Show off your favorite socks while dancing to the “oldies” music from the ‘50s and ‘60s.

  • Terry Moran to Return for Bjِrklunden Seminar

    “Vacation with a focus” by joining a Bjِrklunden seminar this summer; registrations are currently being accepted for all 35 adult, weeklong, non-credit seminars that begin June 15.

  • Learn About the Ancient Ocean at DCA

    The next screening on the docket for Movies at the Door is West of Thunder on Feb. 7, 7 pm, at Door Community Auditorium (DCA). This 2012 film is set in the South Dakota Badlands nine years after the massacre at Wounded Knee.

  • Step Back in Time at Homestead Fair

    As part of Door County Reads, Crossroads at Big Creek is reading Wendell Berry’s The Memory of Old Jack and will host the Homestead Fair on Feb. 8 from 2 to 4 pm.

  • Traveling to Taiwan

    After a holiday season hiatus, the Kiwanis & Rotary Clubs of Northern Door resume their 2013-2014 Travelogue film series on Feb. 14, with an adventure to the island of Taiwan.

  • Free Programs for All Green Thumbs

    There are topics to interest all green thumbs, and aspiring green thumbs, in the Door County Master Gardeners free Continuing Education Programs on February.

  • The Art of Pop-ups

    During a recent visit to the Sturgeon Bay Library, I took a stroll through Miller Art Museum’s newest exhibit, Wizards of Pop, featuring the work of New York artists and paper engineers Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart.

  • Make It A Date

    Bottle & Brush nights are held from 6:15 – 8:15 pm every Friday at the Artists Guild. Even if you’ve never used a paintbrush, you’ll enjoy an evening of canvas painting and complete a work of art in this class led by local artist Jen Aldrich.

  • Blocks of Art

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is looking for ice and snow carvers 
to participate in Sturgeon Bay’s Fire and Ice festival. The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is looking for beginner, intermediate and advanced ice and snow carvers to create icy works of art on Feb.

  • Wear Red, Get a Gift

    On Feb. 7 & 8, Ellison Bay Pottery Studios will host their annual Go Red for Women event in honor of American Heart Month and women’s heart health. From 11 am to 4 pm on both days, if you wear red to the gallery, you’ll receive a gift, and 10 percent of purchases will be donated to potter and co-owner Diane McNeil’s fundraising page on the Go Red for Women website.

  • Network While Painting

    Door County Women in Business are invited to the Artists Guild for an evening of fun, inspiration and networking at Bottle and Brush on Feb. 27. Doors open at 5:30 pm for networking and painting will be from 6 – 8 pm.

  • The Future of Poetry

    Eight young poets are the featured readers for the Dickinson Poetry Series on Feb. 12 at 7 pm. A program devoted to young poets is an annual tradition for the series.

  • Relearning The Gospel

    The Gospel message of God’s grace, love and reconciliation is being shared anew courtesy of today’s social media. But it’s not the same old, rugged cross that’s being touted in a new book by Bruce H. Joffe.

  • Wisconsin Public Service Studies Electric Car Use

    Right now, there are no places in Door County for electric car owners to plug in their cars outside of their homes. They might be able to juice up their batteries with personal chargers, but only if a local business is generous with its outlets and electricity.

  • Exploring a Natural Wonder of Door County

    “I feel like I’m in Iron Will!” says my sister Tracy, exhaling wisps of steam, carefully finding her footing as she climbs up blocks of a jagged staircase of snow-covered ice.

  • Weekend Recap

    It was a busy weekend in Door County! Wee how the Pulse staff spent it: On Saturday morning, Alissa Ehmke and her son met up with their good friend Bonnie Seaquist at Peninsula School of Art's SOUP! We chowed down on red lentil soup from Base Camp and Bohemian potato chowder from Czarnuska while admiring our newly-aquired Batman and Vespa bowls.

  • The Art of Pop-ups

    During a recent visit to the Sturgeon Bay Library, I took a stroll through Miller Art Museum’s newest exhibit, Wizards of Pop, featuring the work of New York artists and paper engineers Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart.