Volume 20, Issue 09 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Winter’s Grip Won’t Release Ice Shanties

    This winter is not going anywhere fast, and neither are some ice shanties regardless of what Wisconsin laws say. The Department of Natural Resources understands the ice shanty removal issues anglers in parts of Wisconsin are facing and is ready to assist by taking calls from anglers who want their conservation wardens to know their shanty removal status.

  • Brains and Brawn

    Congrats to Jacob Englebert, Southern Door senior, for claiming the state title in the 145-weight class in Division 2 wrestling. He faced Dewey Krueger of Gillett in the final match in Madison on March 1, and finished the season with a record of 44 wins and 3 losses.

  • Player Profile – Will Hartman

    School: Sevastopol School year: Sophomore Sport: Swimming What event/races do you participate in? The 200 IM and the 200 free Do you play other sports? I run cross country and play baseball. Do you prefer playing team or individual sports? Why? I like the concept of a team because you’re only as good as your […]

  • Packers Host Conference on Women and Sports

    Formal conference registration is now open for “A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America.” Registration will be limited, and will close on April 1.

  • Monday Night Volleyball

    Playoff schedule for the Sturgeon Bay YMCA's Monday night volleyball league.

  • Cross Country Ski Report as of March 4

    Here we are in March, but both the weather and ski reports look like they belong in January. The silver lining is the days are longer for skiing, and all ski areas across the county remain open.

  • Online Hunter Safety Courses

    Hunters who need to complete a Wisconsin hunter safety course before getting their hunting license can now get started on their official training at hunter-ed.

  • Goals for Our Children

    Nearly 20 years ago, my wife and I sat down and wrote out what we still consider today the most important goals in our life together. These aspirations have nothing to do with the careers we wanted, the kind of house we’d live in, or the type of retirement we’d enjoy.

  • All Human Beings Are Alike, And All Are Different

    Being inclusive in our everyday lives challenges us to embrace the whole of our humanity – the ways we are alike and the ways we are different. It is the second part of the paraphrased statement by American writer and poet Mark Van Doren (1894-1972) – “All Human Beings Are Alike, And All Are Different” – that sticks in our craw.

  • Michigan’s Less Than Sweet Singer

    In last week’s Peninsula Pulse, Sally Slattery wrote an article about the Third Avenue Playhouse production of Souvenir, which is based on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins, an incredibly bad opera singer.

  • Article posted Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:36am

    69 - Number of outdoor recreation properties operated by the Wisconsin Bureau of Parks and Recreation (otherwise known as the Wisconsin State Park System).

  • Article posted Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:32am

    Drugs that greatly enhance the immune system’s response to cancer cells may be the wave of the future in treating malignancies – if we can afford them.

  • Wisconsin is for Birders

    Wisconsin ranks second nationally in the proportion of citizens considered birders, with fully one-third of residents 16 and older reporting they travel to watch birds, or actively watch and identify birds around home, according to a recently released U.

  • Eradicating Invasives at The Rushes

    Several work days have been scheduled for The Rushes on Kangaroo Lake. Tree planting and some invasives control on the trails are scheduled for April 29 through May 1.

  • Time to Think about Lawns

    The Door County Master Gardeners welcome Sharon Morrisey, consumer horticulture agent for the Milwaukee County UW Extension, to Door County for a free presentation of “Your Lawn: Organic, Conventional, or In-Between” on March 18 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Crossroads Screens “Living Downstream”

    The Door County Environmental Council in cooperation with Kewaunee Cares will present Living Downstream, a documentary based on Sandra Steingraber’s book of the same name, on Wednesday, March 12, at 7 pm at Crossroads At Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St.

  • Severe Winter Presents Hardships to Wildlife

    Charlotte recently had an email from friends in Florida telling her that the temperature there was in the 70s. Charlotte’s speedy reply was, “We are also in the 70s…72 inches of snow up to now!” She keeps an accurate ongoing tally of the snowfall every winter and this is one of the snowiest and coldest winters here in quite a few years.

  • Ride of a Lifetime

    If everything goes according to plan for Dustin Englebert, the young man from Brussels will be starting the three-year doctoral program in physical therapy at University of Wisconsin – Madison this fall.

  • Article posted Thursday, March 6, 2014 10:13am

    A change in their owner’s lifestyle meant an upheaval for 10-year-old Papillon mix Maggie, and her best friend, 3-year-old Pekingese mix Bella. Surrendered to the Door County Humane Society in early February, these two are quite the pair as they are walked up and down the shelter corridors (it’s too frosty for tiny dogs to be outside).

  • Life Notes

    Southern Door High School has announced Keegan Kroening as the valedictorian of the Southern Door High School’s 2014 graduating class. He is the son of Perry and Tammy Kroening.

  • Volunteers Ready to Help with Taxes

    Local volunteers trained by the Internal Revenue Service are available to assist people in completing federal and state tax forms and Homestead tax credit forms.

  • Scandia Village Recognized by “U.S. News”

    Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village, located in Sister Bay, has recently been named to the U.S. News list of Best Nursing Homes in 2014. U.S. News used data from Nursing Home Compare and awarded the “Best Nursing Homes” designation to skilled nursing communities that recently earned five-star ratings from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

  • A First in Donation Creation History

    The Open Door Bird Sanctuary in Jacksonport is the March recipient of goodwill from Wild Tomato in Fish Creek. The Wild Tomato will donate $1 from the sale of each Donation Creation Pizza in March to the bird sanctuary.

  • Birch Creek Receives WI Art Board Grant

    Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Harbor, recently received a grant of $13,090 from the Wisconsin Arts Board. This grant, awarded through the Creation & Presentation Program, supports Birch Creek’s mission of providing intensive, performance-based instruction to promising young musicians.

  • Mr. Door County Held March 7

    Rotary Interact, a group of high school students from Door County schools, is hosting Mr. Door County on March 7 at 7 pm in the Sturgeon Bay High School Auditorium.

  • Interdenominational Bible Studies for Women Kicks Off March 20

    On Feb. 29, a kick-off was held to launch Door County’s Interdenominational Bible Studies for Women. Leadership from six area churches formed the core committee.

  • DCCBC Seeks Contributions

    The Door County Coastal Byway Council (DCCBC) is seeking contributions in any amounts, small to substantial, to obtain materials needed for their volunteers to build a float to feature in local parades.

  • “Recognizing the Signs of Dementia” at First Baptist Church

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with a presentation about dementia on March 30 at 4 pm at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.

  • Southern Door DI Team Takes First

    The sixth grade Southern Door Destination Imagination team coached by Tracy Slezewski took first place on March 1 in both individual and team challenges, advancing them to state.

  • LDC Explores Door County Health Care System

    On Feb. 11 the Leadership Door County (LDC) Class of 2014 learned about the health care system in Door County. Experts from Ministry Door County Health Center (MDCMC), The Community Clinic, Scandia Village, the Northern Door YMCA, Liberty Grove Emergency Services, Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry and Parish Nurses conducted tours and engaged in panel discussions.

  • PMF Accepting Applications for College Scholarship

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) is currently accepting applications for its $3,000 college scholarship. Information and applications are available from the guidance and music departments of each of the Door County schools as well as the festival’s website: musicfestival.

  • YMCA Purchases Industrial Park Building

    The Door County YMCA has purchased the former Sneakers and Boots building located in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park to be used as a multi-function facility.

  • Ethics in Business Awards to be Presented

    The winners of the Ethics In Business Awards will be announced on Thursday, March 27, and the public is invited to attend the celebration dinner. The three Rotary Clubs in Door County, together with the Business Department of Northwest Wisconsin Technical College, are interviewing the nine candidate businesses that daily exemplify outstanding ethical behavior in both their business and community.

  • Long Winter Good for Something

    After myriad problems caused by low water levels on the Great Lakes last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit District held a press conference on March 5 to report that the long, harsh winter of 2013-14 will have a benefit on this year’s lake levels.

  • Boettcher Communications Moves to Fairfield Penthouse

    Boettcher Communications recently moved their office to the Penthouse Suite of the Fairfield Building, located at 242 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay. Boettcher Communications was purchased by the local web development company IPSSolutions.

  • ‘The More the Merrier’

      “The more the merrier,” was the first thing Joe Majeski said when he stopped by the Pulse office to announce his candidacy for the 1st Assembly seat being vacated by seven-term Assemblyman Garey Bies (R-Sister Bay).

  • Door Peninsula Winery Wines Are Winners

    Door Peninsula Winery won three medals at the 26th Annual Florida State Fair International Wine Competition, sponsored by the Florida Grape Growers Association.

  • Chopper’s Emergency Landing Was Second One This Year

    The U.S. Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin helicopter that made an emergency landing on Washington Island while on its way to a search and rescue mission in Ashland, Wis.

  • Highway 57 Resurfacing Plans Detailed

    Municipal officials gathered at Baileys Harbor Town Hall on Feb. 27 for a preview of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) plans for resurfacing a northern section of Highway 57 in 2016.

  • Arbor Crowne Properties Opens Ephraim Location

    Arbor Crowne Properties, a realty firm specializing in luxury Door County homes, cottages and condominiums, has officially opened its doors at 10006 Water St.

  • Nelson Personally Invited to MFR Conference

    Joshua Nelson recently returned from the sold-out Quantum Leap Seminar in Sedona, Arizona. He was personally invited by John F. Barnes (JFB) to attend the seminar, where more than 200 advanced and expert level myofascial release therapists reviewed new studies by the Fascial Research Congress, at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass.

  • N.E.W. Plastics Corp. to Stop Unsubstantiated Claims

    A Luxemburg, Wis.-based manufacturer of plastic lumber products has agreed to stop making allegedly unsubstantiated claims about the recycled content and recyclability of two of its brands of plastic lumber.

  • Action Realty Awards Announced

    Action Realty II, LLC in Sturgeon Bay recently distributed awards for 2013. Awards went to Betty Tipler and Julie Henkel for Multi-Million Dollar Producers; and Cindy Koutnik for Top Producer.

  • Harvest Ale and a Country Bumpkin Pilsner

    I absolutely love beers from the Ommegang Brewery of Cooperstown, N.Y., including the delicious Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale, which is a fall seasonal brewed with barley, wheat oats and rye.


    Steve Rice is cold. He’s miserable. He can’t smile – it’s just too difficult in this bitter cold. Winter wincing has taken over all our faces. When will it end?! Photo by Jess Farley.

  • Article posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:12am

    Dear Mary Pat, I enjoy flipping through the magazines that waiting rooms have on hand – I catch up on Times, People, and Better Homes & Gardens. Sometimes my reading is interrupted when called into the office.

  • 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?

  • Congratulations to Bert Day

    We know living in Wisconsin, Has been filled with lots of charm. Our friend Bert once owned and operated A 50 cow prime dairy farm. Now he’s down at Main Street.

  • Article posted Wednesday, March 5, 2014 11:05am

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Chief Oshkosh Presentation Rescheduled for March 16

    March 16 at 2 pm, a free program sponsored by the Egg Harbor Historical Society will be presented at the Town Hall located east of Carlsville on County Road I.

  • Discover the “Lure of Alaska”

    March 14, for their fifth program of the season, the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of Northern Door present a real film adventure with a journey to Alaska.

  • Waterfest Returns to Crossroads

    There are many big questions, such as what do the chemicals we put in our lakes do to the health of wildlife and humans? And that is the question explored in the film Living Downstream which is based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, PhD.

  • Get Out of Hibernation Mode at The Ridges

    This challenging winter has put a lot of us in hibernation mode, but the March moon signals that spring is near. It’s the perfect time to break out of your winter doldrums and renew mind, body and spirit.

  • Fred Viste Joins Whitefish Dunes Staff

    Whitefish Dunes is happy to welcome Park Manager Fred Viste to the park. Originally from Green Bay, Viste attended the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point where he majored in Forest Recreation with a minor in Law Enforcement.

  • Cook Colcannon at Pen Park

    Join the Peninsula State Park naturalist for a half mile stroll on March 8 from 10 to 11 am. Meet at Weborg Shelter Building. Bring binoculars if you have them.

  • Playing House

    Island Players presented Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House over the February 21 – 23 weekend. Howard Scott starred as Torvald Helmer and Jennifer Munao starred as Nora, his wife.

  • Auditions Announced for “The Belgian Detective”

    Auditions for the upcoming Rogue Theater’s production of The Belgian Detective by Carol Lyons, will take place March 8 at 3 pm at The Depot Performing Arts Center.

  • “Souvenir” Continues through March 9

    Souvenir opened at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) on Feb. 20 and will continue its run 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.

  • Roy Orbison Tribute at Southern Door Community Auditorium

    Singer, comic, and multi-instrument maestro Dan Riley brings limitless laughs (and talent) to the stage at every turn and his latest production is no exception.

  • Looking for a Jingle

    The 2014 Door County Fair Jingle Contest will take place April 5 from 9:30 am –12 pm at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor. Reservations and prior signup is not required.

  • Design, Color Theory, Drawing

    If you live in Door County, and not under a Niagara Escarpment rock, you have seen Ram Rojas’ artwork. Hundreds of walls here divulge hundreds of the artist’s intimate visions.

  • Creativity And The Mind

    The Miller Art Museum invites anyone interested to attend a free program on March 13. The program will be held in the lower level of the Sturgeon Bay Library.

  • Conversation Pieces

    The latest exhibition in the Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) Lobby Gallery, “Conversation Pieces,” features 20 small, still-life oil paintings by Sturgeon Bay artist Lynn Gilchrist.

  • Happening at Artists Guild

    Open studio time is available on Mondays and Thursdays at the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay. From 9:30 am to 5:30 pm, space is open for individuals or groups for $20/day or buy four days and get a fifth for free.

  • Wisconsin Art Now

    Both Jeremy Trenchard and Stephanie Popelka of Popelka Trenchard Glass in Sturgeon Bay were selected to exhibit work in the Charles Allis Art Museum’s exhibit, “FORWARD 2014: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now,” on display from March 7 – June 29.

  • Presenting The Hal Prize

    The Peninsula Pulse announces the 2014 Hal Prize, offering publication, cash awards, a week stay at Write On, Door County, a class at Peninsula School of Art, and other prizes.

  • Ranney Releases “New World Disorder”

    Washington Island author David Ranney has announced the release of his latest book New World Disorder: The Decline of U.S. Power (2014). Ranney, author of Global Decisions, Local Collisions: Urban Life in the New World Order (2003) argues that the global system that President George H.

  • “Split Personalities” at UUF

    The UU Dickinson Poetry Series presents a spirited reading by two talented poets on March 12 at 7 pm. This night of poetry is free and open to the public.

  • Books are Fun

    See what is new at the “Books are Fun” book and gift fair at the Main Lobby at Ministry Door County Medical Center on March 6 and 7. The sale hours will be Thursday, 10 am – 3:30 pm and Friday, 9 am – 2 pm.

  • Weekend Recap

    1. Awful winter weather didn’t keep a surprising number of brave souls from HELP of Door County’s presentation of The Vagina Monologues at the Door Community Auditorium.

  • Waking Up in the Old Sod

    Who else, one-half flying and one-half landed, / is waking up in the Old Sod this morning? / “Caw! caw!” answer some crows, / just off my resort room’s deck.

  • Q&A with Musician Rita Hosking

    Sweet, melancholy, with a little mountain folk – that’s the sound of Rita Hosking’s gorgeous tunes. The singer-songwriter will perform at The White Gull Inn on March 12 with her banjo-playing husband Sean Feder.

  • Pulse Editors Lead ETC Workshop

    The students of Gibraltar High School dispersed throughout the school, and the county, on the morning of Feb. 20 to take part in their respective Exposure to Creativity workshops, led by dozens of Door County artists – from musician Katie Dahl to painter Bonnie Paruch, photographer Suzanne Rose to sculpture and jewelry maker Angela Lensch.

  • Peninsula Players Announce 79th Season

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces its 79th season, running June 17 – Oct. 19. The season will open with the world première of The Tin Woman by Sean Grennan.

  • Jump Rhythm Jazz Project Dances at DCA

    “Life is a dance, really,” says Andria Nikoupolis, dance instructor and choreographer for the Northern Door YMCA Dance Program, a dancer since the age of two, a dance teacher since the age of 17.