Volume 20, Issue 11 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Meet the Candidates

    With the April 1 election just days away, we asked candidates in contested races throughout the county to answer a few questions. This week we present all three of the candidates for the two positions on the Sevastopol Town Board – challenger Victoria Cerinich and incumbents Chuck Tice and Dan Woelfel.

  • Meet the Candidates

    With the April 1 election just days away, we asked candidates in contested races throughout the county to answer a few questions. Here we present two of the three candidates for the two positions on the Liberty Grove Town Board (incumbent candidate Gary Farber did not respond).

  • Player Profile – Hannes Johnson

    School: Washington Island School School year: Senior Sport: Basketball Position: Power forward Do you play other sports? Yes, soccer and golf Do you prefer playing team or individual sports? I like team sports best because I like working together with my peers to win and become better athletes. Do you prefer playing offense or defense? […]

  • Baileys Ballers

    Kristen Peil of the Baileys Harbor Historical Society has been working on creating new displays at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall in recognition of Women’s History Month.

  • Ready to Fish?

    The 2014 Wisconsin Fishing Report, a fishing calendar, and regulations for hook and line and inland trout fishing are now available online to help anglers start planning their fishing trips.

  • Taking Nominations

    Ashley Lusk of HomeBody Personal Training is offering one month of personal training free. Know someone who would benefit from working out with a personal trainer? Perhaps this person struggles with their weight and body image, or maybe they need assistance gaining their strength back after cancer treatment, or they might need help rehabilitating their knees and hips.

  • Nicolet Takes Back the Title

    After a hard-fought, five-game battle with Shefchik Door Openers, Nicolet Beach Concessions pulled out the win to claim the Monday Night Volleyball A League Championship on Mar.

  • A Simple Matter of Life and Death

    A friend of mine passed away last summer. She was one of those people who could light up a room with her smile. She was funny, considerate, intelligent, a favorite Facebook friend, and now is dearly missed.

  • Colorectal Cancer By the Numbers

    2 - Colorectal cancer’s ranking as the cause of cancer death in the United States

  • A Harbinger of Spring – the Skunk Cabbage

    It was my wife who reminded me one time that there is a whole new world of discovery in studying nature. A person living with nature can never be a “know-it-all” simply because there is too much to learn.

  • The Climate Corner

    As organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting the lands that make Wisconsin special, Wisconsin land trusts have a unique responsibility to recognize how climate change is affecting those lands and to help their communities address those changes.

  • Article posted Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:35am

    The hippocampus is a key part of the brain involved in forming and retrieving memories. This is the only part of the brain where new neurons are formed in response to environmental events.

  • Counting Orioles

    Students and youth groups are invited to join the Great Wisconsin Oriole Count this spring. Baltimore Orioles are found throughout Wisconsin during the spring and summer.

  • Hip Hops

    Humulus lupulus – otherwise known as the common hop – once had a large presence in Wisconsin. During the 1860s, a “hop craze” took place in southern Wisconsin, particularly in Sauk County, which for a short time was supplying a fifth of the world’s hops.

  • Literacy Leadership

    Whether driving kids to read, feeding students’ bodies and minds, or advocating for children and public schools, Southern Door School District bus driver and school nutrition employee Ted Chaudoir delivers every day.

  • Article posted Thursday, March 20, 2014 11:17am

    The only thing this sociable pair likes more than being with each other is being in the middle of the activity. Daisy (tri-color female) and Joey (tan male) are 13-year-old Chihuahua mixes with personality plus.

  • 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.

  • Fishing Hole Sponsors Chili Cook-Off

    The Fishing Hole is sponsoring the sixth annual chili cook-off to benefit Feed & Clothe My People. To be held March 29, 1 to 5 pm, the event features chili, a silent auction and live music from Tomcat Joe from 7 to 10 pm.

  • Neighbor to Neighbor Begins Community Book Group

    Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County, Inc. has been awarded a grant from the Bay View Lutheran Church Ruth Endowment Fund to purchase copies of Still Alice by Lisa Genova to be used in community book discussion groups.

  • Upcoming Breast Cancer Recovery Retreats

    Breast Cancer Recovery is holding two retreats in Door County this year. The first is planned for June 5 – 8 at Bjِrklunden in Baileys Harbor, and the second is October 16 – 19 at Birch Creek in Egg Harbor.

  • T.J. Walker Middle School Hosts Rummage Sale

    T.J. Walker Middle School, Sturgeon Bay, will hold its second annual community rummage sale 8 am to 3 pm on April 5 at the Sturgeon Bay High School gym.

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

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on dementia. Christy Wisniewski, Ministry Memory Clinic Outreach Specialist, will discuss “Recognizing the Signs of Dementia” at the Community Health Information Program on March 30.

  • Community Invited to Door-Tran’s Grand Opening

    On April 7, the public is invited to Door-Tran’s grand opening in its new location, Harbor Place Shoppes at 49 N. Madison Avenue, Suite 6A in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Kimberley House Hosts Annual Fat Friday Dinner

    The Kimberley House third annual Fat Friday Dinner is set for April 11 from 4:30 to 7 pm. This year’s event will once again be held at the United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan St.

  • United Way Opens Up Annual Community Investment Process

    The United Way is opening up its Annual Community Investment process to any nonprofit organization that meets the needs of people in Door County and strengthens the United Way’s mission of “empowering people to build better lives.

  • Gibraltar Historical Association Seeks Period Photos

    The Gibraltar Historical Association is looking for 1900s to 1950s period photographs or clothing depicting sports and daily wear. The exhibit theme for this upcoming season is “A Glimpse of Old Fish Creek.

  • Washington Island Students Begin their WINS-Voyage

    This spring Washington Island students will participate in their first WINS-Voyage: Washington Island Navigators Voyage. These are experiential learning missions where students are inspired to explore and navigate the social, emotional and academic waters of life and education.

  • SBVC Announces St. Patty’s Parade Winners

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center thanks everyone who attended the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and all the participants. With more than 28 entries, the parade was a sunny success.

  • Scholarship Available for Sturgeon Bay Businesswomen

    Application deadline is April 15 for a $500 scholarship for the 2014 fall term for Door County women 25 years or older who are returning to an accredited institution of higher education.

  • DCVB Unveil Recharging Stations

    The Door County Visitor Bureau unveiled special Door County “Power Up, Wind Down” recharging stations at Mayfair Mall in Milwaukee on March 17 and at Hilldale Mall in Madison on March 18.

  • Next Buy Local Mixer Hosted by DC Specialty Foods

    The next Buy Local business networking mixer will be held April 2 at DC Specialty Foods in Ephraim, and will feature a program by Ashley Lusk of Homebody Personal Training on “Fitting Exercise in Your Busy Day.

  • Companies Needed for Spring Job Fair

    The Door County Job Center and We Are HOPE Inc. are currently recruiting companies for their Spring Job Fair. The event will be held on April 16, 2 to 7 pm, at Cherry Point Mall.

  • Lakeshore CAP Offers Home Buyer Education Workshop

    Lakeshore Community Action Program, Inc. – serving Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Calumet counties – is offering Home Buyer Education. The workshop offers practical tools, consumer information and includes handouts for each participant about the home-buying process.

  • Crowdfunding Discussion at NWTC

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is hosting a Crowdfunding Rules and Regulations 
panel discussion on its Green Bay campus on March 26. The day begins at 
7:30 am with breakfast and networking; the panel discussion follows at 8 am.

  • Authority of Metropolitan Governance at St. Norbert

    Myron Orfield, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and one of the country’s foremost authorities on metropolitan governance, will present “Consequences of Inequities: Lessons From Across the Country” on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.

  • Neck Wraps Available at JCC

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts now offers a new product, hot/cold packs by Madeline. She’s been making these packs for about eight years, but just recently partnered with the craft cottage.

  • A Vertical Tasting of Dark Yumminess

    Yes, I am stealing a concept from wine drinkers – the idea of vertical tasting, or tasting several years of the same brew. In this case it was three bomber bottles of a delicious milk stout from Southern Tier Brewing Co.

  • Congratulations to Jennifer Lee

    Jennifer Lee has a talent in every fingertip, She creates coffee drinks you’ll savor with each sip. Sweet and smiley, you may not guess She’s also a wildly good artist.


    Ariana Pensy zipped down an icy Hill 17 in Peninsula State Park during a visit with grandma and grandpa (John and Joanne Bush) who live in Sister Bay.

  • Article posted Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:40am

    Dear Mary Pat, Can you provide some insight into how much is too much when facing a "buffet?" I recently witnessed an individual pile about ten cookies onto their plate from a complimentary offering at an event.

  • 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?

  • Article posted Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:36am

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Performances of “The Drawer Boy” Begin March 27

    Performances of The Drawer Boy begin March 27 at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. The play is directed by James Valcq, and stars Doug Mancheski, Alan Kopischke and Ryan Patrick Shaw.

  • Shakespeare on the Road to Visit Baileys Harbor

    Tickets for the 2014 Door Shakespeare season featuring King Lear and The Comedy of Errors are now on sale, and customers who mention the “prologue price” receive a special discount.

  • Full House at Pen Players Reading

    Peninsula Players Theatre presented a play reading of The Savannah Disputation at Björklunden on March 3 to a full house of more than 100. The readings were produced through the Peninsula Player’s winter play reading program The Play’s the Thing.

  • Door Concerts Presents UWGB Faculty Ensemble

    The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay (UWGB) Faculty Ensemble will hold a sampler concert on March 28 at Prince of Peace Church in Sturgeon Bay; the concert begins at 7 pm.

  • Lenten Program at Shepherd of the Bay

    The music continues at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church as the church’s principal organist Naomi Rowley is joined by Nancy Reichmann of Green Bay to present the second Musicale in Lent on March 23 at 4 pm.

  • Stage Door Theatre Company Announces 2014 Summer/Fall Lineup

    Stage Door Theatre Company announces the 2014 summer/fall season lineup.

  • A Rubber Stamping Weekend

    Oscar Hansen from Door County Rubber Stamps and Claudia Lesser from Creative Cards & Crafts, Villa Park, Ill., are hosting a Craft Get-a-Way weekend, April 4 – 6, at the Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor.

  • Door County Coffee Want Your Recipes

    Door County Coffee and Tea Co. is seeking recipes made with Door County Coffee for their “Who’s Cookin’ with Door County Coffee” recipe contest. Anyone who has a recipe creation of their own that uses at least one of the more than 100 varieties of Door County Coffee as an ingredient is invited to submit the recipe for an opportunity to win a year’s worth of coffee.

  • Songsmith Renegades on a Door County Tour

    On March 21 at 7:30 pm, the sounds of the Songsmith Renegades will fill Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) as a joint fundraiser for the United Way of Door County and TAP.

  • Jonny Lang Opens Peg Egan PAC Series

    The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center is thrilled to announce a crowd-pleasing lineup of nationally acclaimed artist for its 2014 Summer Concert Series.

  • Egg Harbor Selling its Fleet

    The Village of Egg Harbor has decided to get out of the sailing school business and sell its fleet of four 16-foot Echo sailboats to the highest bidders.

  • Tree Buggers

    As of 2013 – only five years after the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was first discovered in Wisconsin – 18 percent of Wisconsin is within 15 miles of a known EAB infestation.

  • Sturgeon Bay Shipyard Tours Set for May 3

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay presents the 22nd annual Sturgeon Bay Shipyard Tours on May 3 from 9 am to 2 pm. The community is invited to experience an insider’s view of the shipbuilding industry in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Eddie Strege

    Remembering Eddie Strege – The Light in the Room

    Door County lost a beloved native son Monday when Eddie Strege died unexpectedly at his Milwaukee home. Myles Dannhausen remembers "the life of the party."

  • Presenting The Hal Prize

    We are proud to announce the 2014 Hal Prize (previously called the Hal Grutzmacher’s Writers’ Expose and Photography Jubilee – but that was a mouthful).

  • The Snowshoe Passenger

    As the mother of a young child, I know how important it is to get kids outdoors and enjoying nature. I also know how hard it can be to find appropriate places to go with them.

  • Inspiring, Aspiring: Photographer Tom Jordan

    Five years ago, Tom Jordan “just started taking pictures,” he says. The now retired ‘ad man,’ author, and speaker had just finished a book about the history of the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee and wandered around the building with the book’s photographer, Jay Filter.

  • Geri X Performs Studio Concert at The Holiday

    Geri X possesses a clear, rich voice – sweet, haunting, and sharp as nails all at once. The musician, a regular performer at Steel Bridge Song Fest and The Holiday Music Motel, returns to Sturgeon Bay to perform an intimate studio concert on March 28 and 29.

  • Escaping the Cold One Episode at a Time

    I watched one or two episodes of Dexter before the disturbing concept of serial killers killing serial killers followed me to bed. I like sleeping. No more Dexter.

  • Fine Art and Sundaes

    The 14th annual Southern Door Elementary and Middle School Fine Arts Festival takes place March 27 from 5 to 8 pm. March is designated as “Youth Art Month” and the Southern Door Elementary and Middle School art and music departments will host an artist’s reception and musical performance celebration of their students on March 27 from 5 to 8 pm in the Southern Door Elementary/Middle School Cafeteria.

  • Taking the First Step

    The Artists Guild offers the First Steps Series for aspiring painters to learn about acrylics on March 22, 1 to 3 pm. This class will help participants lay out and complete a painting.

  • Learn from a Watercolorist

    Kari Anderson will resume watercolor classes at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club on certain Wednesdays from 11 am to 3 pm. The dates set so far include: April 16 & 30; May 14; June 11 & 25; July 9 & 23; August 6 & 20; September 3 & 17; and October 1, 15 & 29.

  • Going Victorian

    My freshman year in college I took an English literature course titled “The English Novel,” where I first read Jane Eyre. From that initial reading I was drawn to Victorian literature.

  • Story Slam Open to All

    Join the Women’s Fund on March 27 for an evening of “Tales of Our Lives,” A Story Slam: Empowerment Through Performance. A story slam is more than just a storytelling event.

  • Poetry Reading Group to Begin

    Write On, Door County announces the formation of two new monthly book groups, in addition to the one focused on Victorian novels, a poetry group will begin meeting in March.