Volume 20, Issue 16 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Man on a Mission

    Jeff Weborg didn’t want to go to Ukraine, even though he was invited to go on a mission through his church. South America, Central America, the Philippines, sure, they need help from church missions.

  • One More Poet and Poem for National Poetry Month

    Among the many positive aspects of the Peninsula Pulse being published weekly is that it affords me the opportunity to feature one more poem in honor of National Poetry Month.

  • Money & Politics Column

    Sometimes it seems as though the predictive tools used in elections have become so powerful that actual voting is superfluous: the pollsters and pundits can just look at the data and declare the winners in advance.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:39am

    4 - Global temperatures in March 2014 were the fourth highest on record.

  • Cast and Putt with the Packers

    Player Alumni Resources LLC (PAR) recently announced the launch of its organization featuring Green Bay Packers Alumni and Wisconsin sports celebrities for golf outings, charter fishing excursions, speaking engagements, corporate events and custom events.

  • Is Yoga A Sport Or Spiritual Practice?

    To figure out an answer, take a free introductory yoga class on May 2 at Junction Center Yoga. While says the vote is split 50/50 on this discussion, most serious practitioners will agree that yoga is, instead, a way of life.

  • Sixth Graders Compete in State Basketball Tourney

    The Gibraltar sixth grade girls basketball team participated in the Wisconsin State Invitational Championship Tournament on April 5 and 6, 2014. This tournament, which was organized by The Great Northwest Basketball League, brought together 89 of the top community-based sixth grade girls basketball teams from across Wisconsin.

  • Trim and Tactics

    Enroll now in the women’s racing class, July 14-18, at the Ephraim Yacht Club. The class will be held each afternoon from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, and will be taught by the EYC’s most experienced racing instructors.

  • Volunteers Needed for Tri

    The Door County Triathlon, presented by Ministry Door County Medical Center, needs volunteers throughout event week, particularly on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of event weekend, July 18 – 20.

  • High School Spring Athletics

    High school varsity schedules for Door County high schools.

  • The Willows

    It usually happens from early to mid-April that some people enjoy their annual spring ritual of venturing into the countryside to cut a bouquet of Pussy Willows.

  • The Climate Corner

    Climate change is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. In Wisconsin, scientists with the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) are documenting and projecting the impacts global warming is having and will have in the future in our state.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:21am

    In fairy tales, a young maiden kissing a frog may result in the frog transforming into a handsome prince. But there are some frogs you wouldn’t dare touch, much less kiss.

  • Visit Sustainability Fair this Weekend

    Fans of renewable energy and sustainable practices are invited to free events on April 25 and 26 in Sturgeon Bay to explore Stewardship Today for a Better Tomorrow at the fifth Sustainable Living Fair.

  • Detecting Imminent Invaders

    On May 2, 2 – 4 pm, there will be a workshop, titled “The Importance of Early Detection,” about imminent invaders and the technology to fight them. The workshop will be held at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Forest Recovery Project Grows Roots

    The Forest Recovery Project announces its inaugural tree planting effort. Thanks to contributions from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 600 bare root seedlings have been ordered and volunteers are needed to get the trees into the ground.

  • Readying Open Door for Spring

    A work weekend is being held at the Open Door Bird Sanctuary from 9 am to 5 pm on April 26 – 27. Help is needed to finish the mews (outdoor enclosures) and there is a lot of dirt to move around.

  • Ground Broken for New Ridges Building

    As a Sandhill Crane chirruped in the background, Steve Leonard, executive director of The Ridges Sanctuary, greeted about 70 people who turned out on a chilly Earth Day morning to break ground for its Cook-Albert Fuller Center in Baileys Harbor.

  • April Showers Bring May Plantings

    Celebrate Migratory Bird Day with The Nature Conservancy by helping to plant more than 1,600 tree and shrub seedlings to improve migratory bird habitat at the Mink River Preserve.

  • Here Comes Family Care

    Close to 1,000 people in Northeastern Wisconsin who have been on waiting lists to receive long-term care benefits through the Family Care program can now see the light at the end of the tunnel after Gov.

  • Tree Orders Deadline Extended

    It’s not too late – the order date was extended for crabapple trees offered by the Jacksonport Women's Club. Due to weather conditions the order deadline and delivery dates have been revised; the last day to order is April 26.

  • You Are What You Eat

    Most people don’t like being told what to do, but they usually don’t mind a little help when it comes to making a tough decision. While the choice of what to eat might not be considered a major brain bender, a majority of Americans think more information would be helpful.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    Every two years End Abuse Wisconsin holds a Healthy Teen Summit. This summit brings together youth and professionals from throughout the state to discuss sexual assault and domestic violence and to educate how to take action against it.

  • Article posted Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:02am

    Seven-year-old Brady is a sociable Beagle, an appealing boy who misses couch time at home. Brady was surrendered to the Humane Society when it was no longer possible for his Algoma owner to give him consistent care.

  • 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.

  • We Are HOPE, Inc. Runs for a Cause

    We Are HOPE, Inc. is running for a cause during the 2014 Door County Half Marathon, with a goal to raise $5,000. Valerie Carpenter, Stacia Dick-Schuster, Sandy Duckett, Gina Totaro and Gina Guth Wautier are participating in the Nicolet Bay 5K, and David Van Dyke is participating in the Half Marathon.

  • Kings Return to Gills Rock

    The water temperature registered 41 degrees at Gills Rock when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources tanker truck pulled in at Weborg’s Dock on April 23 with 30,000 six-month-old fingerling Chinook salmon.

  • Smart Girls Group Workshop at Southern Door High School

    The Smart Girls Group is coming to Door County with a fun and exciting workshop for young girls on April 26. The Smart Girls Group will host a workshop at the Southern Door High School cafeteria for girls ages 8-16 from 10 am to 3 pm.

  • Rotary International Hosts Potluck Dinner

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

  • Get Belgian Booyah and Bread at Heritage Center

    Belgian booyah and bread will be served at the Belgian Heritage Center at 1255 County DK, Brussels on April 27 from 11 am to 2 pm. The menu will include booyah, bread, dessert and a beverage.

  • AT&T Pitches Cell Tower in Ephraim

    It’s happened in New Canaan, Conn. Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Laguna Beach, Calif. Pukalani, Hawaii. Giza, Egypt. Now, Ephraim, Wis., joins the long list of communities that have had public debate about the erection of cell phone towers.

  • “Caring for Persons with Dementia” Presentation at First Baptist Church

    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.

  • USPS Issues Songbird Forever Stamps

    The United States Postal Service has issued 10 new colorful Songbirds Forever Stamps. Customers may purchase the Songbirds Forever Stamps in booklets of 20 at their local post office, usps.

  • National Day of Prayer Breakfast at Bread & Water Café

    On May 1, Bread & Water Café on Washington Island is hosting a National Day of Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 am. 2014 is the 63rd annual National Day of Prayer, formalized as an annual observance in 1952.

  • “Planning for Long Term Care” Free Presentation at YMCA

    Baylake Bank Premier Club, Door County YMCA and Ministry Door County Medical Center are sponsoring an informational program on “Planning for Long Term Care” at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA on May 7, 9:50 – 10:50 am.

  • Inaugural Stella Maris Feast Day is May 7

    The community is invited to the first annual Stella Maris Feast Day celebration on May 7, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, at the Baileys Harbor site. It is another opportunity to unite the faithful of Stella Maris Parish and honor their patron, Mary – Star of the Sea.

  • Celebrating Wisconsin’s Historic Bars & Breweries

    Jim Draeger, State Historic Preservation Officer of the Wisconsin Historical Society, and Mark Speltz, co-authored a beautiful book about Wisconsin’s tavern culture, Bottoms Up: A Toast to Wisconsin’s Historic Bars & Breweries.

  • Volunteers Needed for Scandia Village Cleanup

    Volunteers are needed to help with grounds cleanup at Scandia Village Good Samaritan, on May 10 at 9 am. This is a great opportunity for students looking to fulfill community service hours needed for graduation and people of all ages to celebrate spring.

  • Melissa Clark Presents Prettywar

    Jeweler Melissa Clark’s home studio showcases her artistic journey: a painting she created while attending Sturgeon Bay High School rests against one wall and a wooden architectural model she pieced together while attending Cornell University sits on the floor.

  • Fancy Finger Sandwiches at Mothers & Others Tea

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is hosting a Mothers & Others Tea on May 10 from 12 – 2 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. The luncheon will feature fancy finger sandwiches and dainty desserts served buffet style with a breathtaking view of the water.

  • Popcorn

    The universe has six magical aromas, just six, only six: perfume is first preferably on women, followed by fresh bread, bacon frying, birch burning, toast cooking and/or coffee brewing.

  • Jess Holland & Nick Hoover Form New Folk Duo

    Jess Holland and Nick Hoover are two Door County musicians who play together often; they recently decided to call their duo Death Folk. Don’t be intimidated by their seemingly morbid name, which was the first thing they explained when I interviewed them.

  • Benefit Motorcycle Ride for Niamh McGrane

    On May 17 there will be a benefit ride for Niamh “Nia” McGrane, a Washington Island baby girl born with a cleft lip and palate. She’s already had one surgery on her lip, and will have her second surgery in the late fall at the Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee.

  • FSA Announces Assistance Programs

    USDA Wisconsin Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Brad Pfaff recently announced orchardists and nursery tree growers who experienced losses from natural disasters that occurred on or after Oct.

  • Tax Day Donation

    April 15, 2014 is date that many taxpayers dread, but it was a day that the Door County Habitat for Humanity received a small windfall from the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club.

  • Monte Carlo Night at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club

    The Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club is hosting Monte Carlo Night as a new members open house on May 3. Cocktails begin at 5 pm, hors d’oeuvres are at 6 pm, and games begin at 7 pm.

  • DCVB Sees Signs for a ‘Darn Good Summer’

    “It’s going to be a pretty darn good summer for us all,” Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) President & CEO Jack Moneypenny told a meeting of the executive committee of the Door County Tourism Zone Commission on April 17.

  • Joshua Clark Joins Adventure Center Team

    Joshua Clark was recently hired as Door County Adventure Center’s new director of kayaking and concessions. As a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, with a background in human biology and business administration, Clark brings a great perspective to his new position.

  • Bay Pharmacy Hosts Annual Health Fair

    Bay Pharmacy is sponsoring its annual health fair on May 14, with booths open 9 am to 7 pm. The fair is designed to provide information on health care, alternative medicine and medical equipment options.

  • Nancy Ditewig Retires from Lengthy Career at Baylake Bank

    Nancy Ditewig, assistant vice president and executive secretary of Baylake Bank and Baylake Corp., is retiring after a 45-year career with the organization.

  • Lily Bay Soap Company to Release New Fragrance – Zing

    Lily Bay Soap Company LLC, based in Door County, is now celebrating its third year in business. Ann Emmerich and Nancy Scibelli Bouthilet, mother-daughter duo and company owners, founded the company in January 2011.

  • Lisa De Sieno Named Unity’s Director of Patient Services

    Unity announced the appointment of its Director of Patient Services, Lisa De Sieno, MSE, LPC, to president of the Hospice Organization and Palliative Experts of Wisconsin (HOPE) Board of Directors.

  • Poe and The Poet

    For years the above ditty was attributed to Edgar Allen Poe. It was supposedly written to pay a bar tab at a tavern in Lowell, Mass., circa 1848, the year before Poe died at age 40. The original manuscript supposedly hung on the tavern wall until it disappeared in 1892. A man who said he was a bartender at the establishment related the piece from memory as a work by Poe.

  • Congratulations to Sarah and Jeff Bradley

    This dynamic duo is all about promoting art, Feeling nervous? They will help you start! They offer easels and canvas and paint Brushes and an attitude that says, ‘You’re great!’ Need a workshop, a class, or some input? They offer a slew to help you afoot.


    The Lapp children of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, enjoy trying on Joe Jarosh’s cheesehead. Joe and Sue Jarosh of Jacksonport Craft Cottage visited the children during their annual spring trip to visit Amish friends in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.

  • Article posted Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:52pm

    Dear Mary Pat, Brenda Lou and I have been going out to dinner for a long time with the Parcheeses and it is almost a ritual. But, in the past couple years part of the ritual isn't to our liking.

  • 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 Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:25pm

    What does the biblical term “Ephraim” mean?

  • Annual Scottie Rally is Set for May 17

    It’s almost time for the annual Scottie Rally parade, this year it’s scheduled for May 17. The Parade of Scots will be led by Clan Donald Pipe and Drum Corps around the Baileys Harbor Town Square.

  • Sustainable Living Fair Kicks-off at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek is proud and honored to host the kick-off event for the fifth annual Sustainable Living Fair. The fair, celebrating “Stewardship Today for a Better Tomorrow” will be held at Martin Park on April 26, but opening reception will be held in the Collins Learning Center on April 25.

  • Dig-In at the Algoma Garden Show

    Want to hone your gardening, and birding skills? The fifth annual Dig-In Algoma Garden Show is set for May 3, 8 am to 3 pm, at the Algoma Community Center, 640 Lake Street.

  • Sturgeon Bay Celebrates Coast Guard City Status

    On January 23, 2014, after a 90-day review by the United States Congress, Admiral R. J. Papp, Jr. the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard signed a proclamation designating the City of Sturgeon Bay a “Coast Guard City.

  • A Splendid Hunt

    A great crowd gathered for the Easter Egg Hunt at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport on April 19. At the hunt the Easter Bunny made an appearance and posed for pictures, free face painting was available for kids to get bunny whiskers, and each child could find three eggs to receive three prizes from the prize table.

  • Judy Collins & Don McLean Begin DCA’s 2014 Season

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) announces its 2014 performance schedule. Door County’s premier music venue will present a wide variety of concerts this summer and fall.

  • Upcoming Katie Dahl Concert Dates

    There are three upcoming opportunities to see Katie Dahl in concert. On April 25 at 7 pm, Dahl will be a special guest at Tent Show Radio Live at the Door Community Auditorium.

  • Land the Big Gig Competition Open to Musicians & Singer/Songwriters

    The third annual Land the Big Gig music competition is now open, giving the nation’s top musical talents the opportunity to win cash prizes and a chance to perform live before thousands of music fans at Summerfest.

  • Get On the Wine Trail, May 16 – 18

    The Door County Wine Trail will host its annual Wine Trail Weekend May 16 through May 18. During the weekend each participating Door County winery will host special events celebrating the arrival of wine season in Door County.

  • UUF Screens “Inequality for All”

    On May 1, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County (UUFDC) joins faith-based organizations nationwide to provide their wider communities with the opportunity to view and discuss Inequality for All, an award-winning documentary about income inequality in our nation and the way it has shaped our economy and democracy.

  • MDCMC Celebrates Women’s Health Week with Lunch and Learn Programs

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) will celebrate Women’s Health Week, May 12 – 18, with free lunch and learn programs. The theme for 2014 is “It’s Your Time.

  • Community Dance at Institute Saloon

    The Door County Folk Alliance will hold this month’s community dance on April 26 at the Institute Saloon Dance Hall. From 7 to 9 pm, Sugar on the Floor will play music to dance to.

  • “columbinus” Debuts this Weekend at TAP

    columbinus will be performed at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay from April 25 – 27. Following each of the four performances of columbinus, there will be an audience discussion with special guest panelists along with the cast and director of the play in order to talk further about the many issues raised in the play.

  • Pro Arte Quartet Returns to County May 5

    Midsummer’s Music announces the first Door County appearance of the 2014 season of the world famous Pro Arte Quartet, ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin, on May 5 at 7:30 pm at the Ephraim Moravian Church for an evening of music by Mozart, Bartَk, and more.

  • Tickets Available for Birch Creek’s 2014 Season

    Tickets are now available for Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s 2014 season concerts on The Percussion and Steel Band session kicks off the 2014 season on June 19.

  • AFT and Door Shakespeare to Give Complimentary Student Tickets

    Capitalizing on the popularity of their ongoing student ticket program, American Folklore Theatre will distribute a complimentary ticket to every elementary, middle and high school student in Door County.

  • Rogue Theater Performs Mystery Murder Dinner Theater

    Rogue Theater announces their upcoming show: Talk About A Murder!, a murder mystery by Lee Mueller and directed by Carrie Counihan. In the play, two talk show hosts Nicky and Rickie Rivers, played by Christine Salmon and Stuart Champeau, interview other characters, such as: Vegas singers Shecky Scagnetti (Bill Bauernfeind) and Edie Buffet (Lola DeVillers), home economist Phoebe St.

  • AFT Will Reveal New Name May 25

    In January of 2014, American Folklore Theatre (AFT) announced that, beginning officially in 2015, the award-winning Door County troupe would debut a new name.

  • Rummage Sale to “Light the Depot”

    The next event for the Depot Performing Arts Center’s “Light the Depot” fundraising campaign to purchase energy saving LED stage lights is a rummage and bake sale from April 25 to 27.

  • An Arts Sampling

    Sampler classes at The Clearing provide a great opportunity to explore several types of art or fine craft in a single week. The craft sampler scheduled for the week of May 4th features fused glass, wood turning and paper arts, taught, respectively, by local artists Gary Chaudoir, Rich Stultz and Nancy Akerly.

  • Different Approaches, Same Subject

    Half assignment, half experiment and a complete artistic challenge, the 5 Objects of Inspiration exhibition at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek illustrates that it is not the subject matter, but how an artist paints it that makes a work interesting.

  • Special Guest at First League Meeting

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) will hold its first meeting of 2014 on April 28 at 7 pm at the Gibraltar Fire Station in Fish Creek. Artist Lorin Willey will offer critiques of members’ artwork, focusing on composition, design, use of color and techniques employed in each piece.

  • Local Artist in Twin Cities Exhibit

    From April 25 to 27, 2014 Flow Art Space presents its third annual Our Earth exhibition during the St. Paul Art Crawl event. Works in this group show include photography, sculpture, fiber, painting, pastel, collage and quilted shipping plastic waste.

  • Draw from the Human Figure

    Bottle & Brush, the social artworking event at Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay, continues every Friday from 6 to 8 pm. Participants bring friends, beverages and snacks.

  • A Quilt Trip

    Sue and Joe Jarosh, owners of Jacksonport Craft Cottage, recently returned from their annual spring trip to visit the Amish. The 2,500-mile drive takes them to families in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana.

  • Learn to Sail with STF

    On April 27, 5 to 7:30 pm, the Sturgeon Bay Sail Training Foundation (STF) will host their annual chili supper fundraiser and registration kick-off. At the fundraiser, registration begins for the summer Learn to Sail programs.

  • Partnerships in Art

    The Meadows Art Gallery show in May has three parts. The first part is the Wallace Poetry Group, a group of writers and artists who have been working together for a very long time to produce images with words.

  • How Pictures Work in Picture Books

    Write On, Door County presents award-winning author and illustrator Nancy Carlson in a special day-long workshop, “How Pictures Work in Picture Books,” on May 3, 9 am – 5 pm.

  • Armored Vehicle Coming to Door County

    The Door County Sheriff’s Department joins several other law enforcement agencies around the state to benefit from the winding down of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

  • Michael Perry: Storyteller on the Page and the Stage

    It comes as no surprise that New York Times bestselling author Michael Perry was voted class clown in high school. Since publishing the witty, humorous, and poignant memoir Population: 485, based on Perry’s experiences and observations moving back to his hometown of New Auburn, Wisconsin, he has released a number of equally witty, humorous, and poignant memoirs about his experiences since moving back to New Auburn.

  • Put On Your Green Shoes

    Gibraltar Area Schools has collaborated across grade levels and with community members to celebrate Earth Day. Students and environmental specialists plan to share earth friendly ideas at a free Earth Day Celebration April 23, 1 – 4 pm, at Door Community Auditorium and Gibraltar Mural Gym.

  • Deer Hunt Changes Outlined

    Changes to 2014 deer hunting regulations were outlined during the annual spring County Conservation meeting held at Sturgeon Bay High School for Door County residents and in 71 other locations in each of the counties on April 14.

  • Maibock: Another Harbinger of Spring

    In case you still need it, another harbinger of spring arrived on Good Friday at the Shipwrecked Brew Pub in Egg Harbor when a delicious, limited edition Maibock went on tap.

  • Easter Offerings

    Looking for a place to dine this Easter holiday? Here is a list of businesses that informed us they are serving special Easter brunches or dinners on April 20.

  • Sustainable Living Fair April 26

    Martin park hosts the 2014 Sustainable Living Fair in Sturgeon Bay.

  • 2014 Door County Farmers Market Schedule

    There is a farmers market somewhere on the Door Peninsula five days a week come summer, here's the plan of attack!

  • Lake Lives: Lynn Frederick, the Fisherwoman

    Fishing is a man's world, but Lynn Frederick broke in, first in science and now as a charter fishing captain.

  • Lake Lives: Jim Laughlin, Fisherman

    Jim Laughlin came to fishing through his high school sweetheart, and 25 years later, he's still on the boat.

  • 2014 Door/ Kewaunee Fishing Tournaments and Events

    Your guide to all the fishing tournaments and events on the Door Peninsula in 2014.

  • When Aiming to Eat Local, Don’t Forget the Fish

    The fish industry launched a new program to remind people that fish are part of the locavore movement.

  • The Double-crested Cormorant, Jekyll and Hyde of the Waterbirds

    Few animals in Northeast Wisconsin inspire reactions as different as the Cormorant, a bird that represents a comeback story to some, a great nuisance to others.