Volume 20, Issue 13 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Reel ‘Em In

    Anglers are invited to take part in the Baileys Harbor Brown Trout Tournament, held April 25 – 27. Participants can fish in both Door and Kewaunee county waters on the bay and lake side.

  • Young Grapplers

    Two wrestlers from the Southern Door Wrestling Club recently qualified and competed in the Wisconsin State Youth Wrestling Championships, March 28 – 29 at Alliant Energy Center in Madison.

  • Sprint Triathlon Not Quite Full

    The July 20 Door County Half Iron Triathlon sold out in eight days this year. The July 19 Door County Sprint Triathlon is at 70 percent capacity, and filling up quickly.

  • Player Profile: Austin Rohe

    School: Southern Door School year: Senior Sport: Baseball Position: Pitcher Do you play other sports? Basketball and football Do you prefer playing team or individual sports? Why? Team because you’re with your friends and it’s better to win with a team. What’s your pre-game ritual? Listen to music What’s been your greatest sports moment so […]

  • High School Spring Athletics

    These schedules are subject to change depending on if the snow melts, and if the fields and tracks are ready.

  • Mammal Meteorologist – the Groundhog

    It was in early June of 1933 shortly after school let out that my Dad drove our family of five in his 1933 Plymouth sedan for a weekend vacation to see Mom’s Aunt Inga and her son Russell.

  • A Hawaii Boy Goes Home

    Last week I had the opportunity to tell a story before a sold-out crowd at the Women’s Fund “Tales of Our Lives” Story Slam. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the genre, a story slam is an opportunity for people to step up to the microphone and share a tale from their lives.

  • Let’s End Gerrymandering

    Were I given a magic lamp containing a genie who gave me one wish to do something which would improve government, what would that wish be? Without question I would wish that the way redistricting is handled throughout the country would be changed.

  • A Fun Poem for National Poetry Month

    Several months ago, a good friend loaned me a copy of Opal Sunset: Selected Poems 1958 – 2008 by Clive James (W. W. Norton & Company, © 2008) assuring me that I was going to love the poetry.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 3, 2014 2:56pm

    In honor of the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Week of the Young Child (April 6 – 12), here are some details about the importance of early childhood education.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 3, 2014 2:53pm

    According to Science and other science publications, the biomedical breakthrough of 2013 is cancer immunotherapy. In a nutshell, cells of a cancer patient’s immune system are manipulated and “taught” to seek out and destroy cancer cells.

  • Landscaping 101

    The Door County Master Gardeners will present a free public two-part program on home landscape design on April 15 & 22 at 7 pm at Crossroads at Big Creek.

  • Raw Cuisine

    Dr. Melissa Nelson recently returned from a four-week immersive study of raw food cuisine at the Living Light Culinary Institute in Ft. Bragg, Calif. She completed certification as a chef-instructor, training in gourmet raw food cuisine, unbaked pastry arts and as a raw food nutrition educator.

  • Earth Day Extravaganza

    Habitat for Humanity Restore, along with the City of Sturgeon Bay and many other organizations, is hosting a free recycling extravaganza on April 22 from 12 to 5 pm at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay.

  • A New Era Begins

    Earth Day takes on an even greater significance for The Ridges Sanctuary this year as a new era begins on April 22. Join The Ridges for a groundbreaking ceremony from 10 – 11 am on the future site of their new facility, 8166 Highway 57, in Baileys Harbor.

  • Vendors Wanted

    Looking forward to its eleventh season, the Settlement Farmers Market is seeking more vendors for the 2014 season. The market begins with the annual plant sale on May 25 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm.

  • Tax Facts

    The last several weeks we have been talking about commonly missed deductions and where I see, as a practicing CPA, many missed opportunities. Today I want to shift focus toward the future.

  • Wolves at the Door?

    Wolves elicit strong reactions in humans. “You talk about a controversial topic,” said Mike Neal, Baileys Harbor-based warden with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

  • Are the Wolves of Isle Royale Going Extinct?

    Ecological challenges occurring on Isle Royale in Lake Superior have made international news. On February of this year, the prestigious international science journal Nature ran a story with the headline: “Iconic island study on its last legs.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) and it makes me pause and think about all of the “unheard voices” of sexual assault. It has been said that one out of four females is sexually assaulted before she turns 18 and one out of six males is sexually assaulted before he turns 18.

  • Wolves in Door County? Yes, they Are Here

    Wolves elicit strong reactions in humans. “You talk about a controversial topic,” said Mike Neal, Baileys Harbor-based warden with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 3, 2014 2:21pm

    Polydactyl Jewel is proud of her extra toes, and happily shows them off to all who visit her. A polydactyl cat has a congenital physical anomaly, a type of cat body-type genetic mutation that causes the cat to be born with more than the usual number of toes on one or more of its paws.

  • 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.

  • Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

    The Barker YMCA Child Development Center and Northern Door Children’s Center are celebrating the Week of the Young Child, April 7 – 11. The Barker Center teachers are asking parents and families to be involved in a hands-on way to help advocate the celebration of young children.

  • A Corny Solution to Snow Drift

    The severe winter of 2013-14 will go down as a test of resources for many governmental bodies. As reported in the Feb. 14 Pulse, the early and unrelenting winter conditions prevented county highway crews from erecting all the snow fences they could have put up, which caused more drifting on some roads.

  • Rotary Fundraiser at Door County Fire Company

    For the 12th year in a row, The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay is hosting a fundraiser during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship on April 7. The event will be held at Door County Fire Company (formerly the Ladder House) in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Whitefish Dunes Beech Trees Coming Down

    In June 2008, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued a report called “Preparing Wisconsin’s Forests for Beech Bark Disease.” At the time, the Beech scale, a tiny insect that feeds on the beech and allows a fatal fungus to collect in the wounds created by the insect, had not been found in Wisconsin.

  • Children Invited to Shepherd of the Bay Easter Event

    On April 9, 4 to 5:30 pm, Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church will host an Easter event for children and families. Experience the excitement surrounding the Easter season with hands-on experiences.

  • Nominations Sought for Distinguished Alumni Award

    The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Alumni Association is currently seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominees must have graduated from NWTC, and will be considered based on their professional accomplishments, community service, and contribution to technical education.

  • One Upset in April 1 Election

    Voters delivered a big upset in the April 1 election, with Jacksonport farmer and town supervisor Randy Halstead in a landslide win over incumbent Dale Wiegand for the Door County Board of Supervisors District 16 position.

  • Door County 4-H Members Spend Day at Capitol

    On March 19, nine 4-H youth and adults from Door County visited Madison for 4-H Day at the Capitol to discuss the positive impacts of 4-H with Assembly Representatives Garey Bies and John Klenke.

  • Southern Door FFA Members Attend Leadership Conferences

    Four members of the Southern Door FFA attended the 212 Degrees and EDGE Leadership Conferences in Stevens Point on March 21 & 22. More than 400 members and advisers from around Wisconsin participated in these national leadership conferences.

  • Panel Discussion on Caregiving with Dementia

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs on April 27 at 4 pm with “Caring for Persons with Dementia” at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.

  • Sister Bay Egg Hunt Set for April 19

    Parents are invited to bring their children to the fourth annual Sister Bay Egg Hunt on April 19 at 10:30 am. Eggs will be hidden around Waterfront Park in downtown Sister Bay (inside the Sister Bay Village Hall if it’s raining), and there will be an appearance from the Easter Bunny.

  • FSA Reminders

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia recommends farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in FSA programs register in advance.

  • Davon House at Sister Bay Lions’ Packer Night

    The Sister Bay Lions Club held the 32nd consecutive Packer Night for local youths on March 24. This year’s guest speaker was Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House.

  • Rotary International Hosts Potluck Dinner

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay is inviting the community to the annual Rotary International Potluck Dinner on April 26, 6 pm, at Hope United Church in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Make and Take Craft Night for United Way

    Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers and United Way of Door County are hosting a fundraiser on April 29 at Newport Resort in Egg Harbor from 6 to 8 pm.

  • Buy Bread for a Cause

    During April, Scaturo’s Baking Co. & Cafe, located at 19 Green Bay Road on Sturgeon Bay’s west side, is partnering with United Way of Door County’s Treat of the Month campaign.

  • Five Courses of Beer and Food at Mojo Rosa’s

    United Way of Door County is the featured charity for a Beer Pairing Dinner at Mojo Rosa’s in Egg Harbor on April 25 from 5 to 9 pm. Mojo Rosa’s has partnered with Door County Brewing Company and Flanigan Distributing to create a menu that compliments their craft beers.

  • Outstanding Alcohol at DC Distillery

    Door County Distillery’s gin, Luminous vodka and single-malt whisky each earned a medal at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The distillery’s gin and Luminous vodka were both named Double-Gold medal winners, while the single-malt whisky scored a silver medal.

  • PBS Receives “Building of the Year” Recognition

    Peninsula Building Systems (PBS) of Sturgeon Bay received “Building of the Year” recognition from Wick Buildings for their work on the Agricultural Heritage & Resource Center in Kewaunee.

  • Grace Rossman Attends Summit Circle Conference

    Grace Rossman, certified financial planner, Sturgeon Bay, a financial associate with Thrivent Financial, has qualified to attend the Summit Circle conference by providing outstanding financial guidance and solutions to members of the organization in 2013.

  • Bruce Low Elected to WAHI Board of Directors

    Bruce Low, owner/inspector of Bottom Line Home Inspection of Luxemburg, was elected to the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors (WAHI) Board of Directors.

  • Love at First Sip

    Dear Duchesse de Bourgogne, I think I love you. The Duchesse is a 6 percent Flemish red-brown ale that tastes like liquid candy. Think of a beery sweet tart.


    An impromptu photo session recently took place at ‘Untitled’ Used & Rare Books in Sturgeon Bay on March 29, where two lovely ladies showed off their pretty prom dresses.

  • Congratulations to the Jerry’s Flowers Sign

    I look forward to passing the infamous sign, Commenting on the topics of the time. You can bring a laugh, a tear, or a beaming smile. Sometimes I want to sit and stare for a while.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:42am

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Article posted Thursday, April 3, 2014 9:39am

    Dear Mary Pat, My father is stuck in his ways. He lives in Sister Bay and every time we come up for a visit from Minnesota he takes us to the same restaurants.

  • Overheard and Shout Outs

    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?

  • Independent Filmmaker to Shoot in Baileys Harbor

    Rebecca Livengood and Chris Irwin are set to begin shooting a feature length movie in Door County in May. The two recently collaborated on the short film Winter Guest, which was shot in Baileys Harbor and premiered at the Door County Short Film Festival in February.

  • Rouge Theater Launches “Light the Depot” Campaign

    Rogue Theater launched their “Light the Depot” campaign on March 31st, with a goal to raise $10,000. In addition to new state of the art, energy saving LED lighting equipment, Rogue needs a sound system and theater type seating.

  • Door Shakespeare Seeks Storytellers

    Door Shakespeare, in collaboration with Write On, Door County, is seeking submissions from writers and storytellers for their inaugural, live storytelling event on June 15.

  • Midsummer’s Music Subscriptions Available

    Midsummer’s Music is offering two levels of season subscriptions this year to see world-class musicians at unique venues. A full season subscription will allow patrons to become Charter Members and to attend one concert in each of the eight programs over the summer and fall concert series for $200; a half season subscription, priced at $100, entitles patrons to attend four different concert programs.

  • Free Play Reading at Bjِrklunden

    Peninsula Players Theatre, through its program The Play’s The Thing, presents a play reading of the thought-provoking comedy A Two Story House by Kathleen Thompson at Björklunden April 7 at 7 pm.

  • Final Week for “The Drawer Boy”

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

  • Looking for a Fair 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.

  • Uncork Summer at Olde Ellison Bay Days

    For the past 48 years, Olde Ellison Bay Days has taken place during the last weekend of June; this year it begins June 26 with the original Door County fish boil at the Viking Grill.

  • A Welcome Sign of Spring at Crossroads

    Butterflies are a welcome sign of spring, and they should soon be emerging at Crossroads at Big Creek. To learn how and what to plant to attract butterflies to your property, attend the Door County Master Gardener lecture about butterfly gardens on April 8 at 7 pm.

  • Open Classes at The Clearing

    The Clearing has another season of weeklong classes lined up. And there are still openings for both residential and commuter students in many of the 90 classes scheduled.

  • Screening of “Living Downstream” at UUF

    Based on ecologist and cancer survivor Dr. Sandra Steingraber’s acclaimed book of the same title, Living Downstream will be shown at the UU Fellowship on April 7 at 4:30 pm.

  • Spring Florals

    The April art exhibit at Glas Coffeehouse in Sturgeon Bay invites the community to enjoy the colorful watercolors of Barbara Sweeney and Sherry Mutchler at an opening reception on April 9, 5 to 7 pm.

  • Artwork Up for Smithsonian Auction

    Last month, Sandra and Wence Martinez, of Martinez Studio in Jacksonport, welcomed a steady stream of visitors to their booth at the prestigious American Craft Council (ACC) Show in Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Colors of Spring

    “Colors of Spring” is the upcoming show at Meadows Art Gallery in Sister Bay. Pieces in this exhibit use color and construction, as well as function, to build art statements that speak of promise and change.

  • Turning Students into Artists

    Registration opens for the Peninsula School of Art’s 2014 summer and fall workshops. Registration for contributing members opened on April 1 and general registration opens April 8.

  • Exploring Craft Painting

    Base Camp Coffee Bar will exhibit the works of Jane Tomich beginning April 18. Tomich said, “These paintings are a culmination and art exploration to my art teaching experience from the last 15 years.

  • Social Artworking

    Do some social “artworking” at the next Bottle and Brush at the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay. Every Friday from 6:15 to 8:15 pm, people are invited to enjoy an evening of canvas painting with friends.

  • Michael Perry Joins Judges of The Hal Prize

    The Peninsula Pulse and Write On, Door County are proud to announce that bestselling author Michael Perry will judge the nonfiction contest of this year’s Hal Prize.

  • Writing Through Illness

    Write On, Door County announces a free writing workshop for people experiencing illness, either their own of that of a loved one. Led by journalist, editor, photographer Heidi Hodges, the workshop will begin April 15, 10 am – noon, at Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S.

  • Dickinson Series Starts Anew

    Estella Lauter is the featured reader at the Dickinson Poetry Series on April 9 at 7 pm at the UU Fellowship in north Ephraim. Soon after she and her husband Chuck bought land in Door County in 1970, Lauter began to write poetry.

  • Upset in County Board Race

    Voters delivered a big upset in the April 1 election, with Jacksonport farmer and town supervisor Randy Halstead in a landslide win over incumbent Dale Wiegand for the Door County Board of Supervisors District 16 position.

  • Fall 50 Relay Slots Fill in One Hour

    Anyone planning to enter a team for the Door County Fall 50 an hour after registration opened at noon on April 1 were met with this message: “No April Fool’s Joke…Registration for the relay categories of the 9th Annual Door County Fall 50 reached its full capacity of 450 teams just one hour after registration opened.

  • Water

    In the circular prism / Of a single drop / Or the accumulated stillness

  • Spaghetti: A Love Poem

    so I’m feeling down tonight / not for any good reason

  • Picking Near Baileys Harbor

    If moonlight had an aroma, / it would be the scent of blackberries / night-black fruit dotted with crunchy seeds.

  • Inspiration

    Inspiration, an unexpected guest, / arrived with bulging luggage at the door.

  • How To Get Rich

    Our aunt / Hazel / saved string

  • Cow Tipping

    The ASPCA can’t see / what happens at night / to Holsteins asleep / but still standing.

  • Let Thy Art Be Thy Medicine

    “People grow old too fast when they are not keeping themselves busy with some kind of activity they enjoy,” said Jennifer Aldrich to a group of Miller Art Museum volunteers during her presentation “Creativity and the Mind."

  • A Sexy Songlist

    We’re all a bit pastier and heavier, crabbier and more cynical after this past winter. Let’s change that! Summer is right around the bend and we’ll be losing layers (and hopefully pounds) in just a couple short months.

  • Crossroads Hosts “Gardening Workshop for Families”

    “Once you had your hands in dirt as a child, as a grown-up, you have to put your hands back in,” says Pat Thorp, a certified organic grower who owns and operates Pat’s Patch.

  • Birch Creek Adds Vocal Jazz to Curriculum

    The Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp is joining Birch Creek’s 2014 concert season. This marks the first time in Birch Creek’s history that a vocal curriculum has been offered to students.