Volume 20, Issue 19 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Player Profile: Austin Krohn

    School: Sevastopol School Year: Senior Sport: Baseball Position: Center field What other sports do you play? Some other sports I do are skateboarding, snowboarding and basketball. Do you prefer team or individual sports? I prefer individual sports because you improve by yourself and never need a team to be with you. I also like that […]

  • Vikings Meet Again

    (Left to right) Matt Hecht, Tom Sawyer, Sam Forkert, Tanner Biwer, all Gibraltar High School graduates, saw each other in collegiate play at May 6 games between Ripon College and Marian University.

  • Lifestyle Reset

    The next P90X3 Challenge starts on May 26, with everything to lose and nothing to gain, weight-wise that is. Sarah Try calls herself a fitness coach, and takes a personal interest in helping individuals make dramatic changes in their health and wellbeing through exercise and nutritional counseling.

  • Yoga Saturdays

    Join professional instructor Marcia Hoebreckx for a relaxing start to the day with a thoughtful, gentle movement and breath class on Saturdays beginning June 7.

  • Scholarships Still Available

    The Ephraim Yacht Club still has sailing lesson scholarships available for 2014. The EYC offers scholarships to junior sailing students who are year-round residents of Door County.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • 2014 Nor-Door Little League Schedule

    May 16 Washington Island @ Baileys Harbor Sister Bay @ Ellison Bay May 19 Ellison Bay @ Baileys Harbor Egg Harbor @ Sister Bay May 23 Washington Island @ Egg Harbor Baileys Harbor @ Sister Bay May 26 Egg Harbor @ Baileys Harbor, 3 pm Washington Island @ Ellison Bay, 3 pm May 30 Ellison […]

  • High School Spring Athletics

    Varsity schedules for Door County high schools.

  • Remembering Johnny’s Cottage

    A little bit of Sister Bay died today. When I drove through downtown Sister Bay, it was gone. Johnny’s Cottage, a Sister Bay icon, later the Sister Bay Café, was leveled by a wrecking crew.

  • “You’ve Never Been This Far Before And Now You’re Having My Baby – Must Be Muskrat Love”

    Getting ready for the Sister Bay Rummage Sale this weekend, coordinating ads for the Memorial Day issue of the Pulse, and packing to move has me buried.

  • National Women’s Health Week, May 11-17

    14.6 - Percent of Wisconsin females age 18+ reporting poor mental health on eight or more of the past 30 days.

  • Door County’s Record Trees

    It’s the 7th of May as I write this, a nice rain is coming down, thunder sounds off in the distance and the woods are finally greening up at our place.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 15, 2014 2:06pm

    Scientists in New Zealand collected data contained in the death certificates of 14,000 people, ages 35 to 85. They found that individuals who grew up on livestock farms were 22 percent more likely to die of blood cancer (e.

  • Find Inner Harmony

    The Spa at Sacred Grounds announces the addition of the Tree of Life Studio, opening June 1. The studio will be home to a variety of yoga classes, daily guided meditation and monthly workshops designed to enhance the spa’s focus on wellbeing.

  • Jumpstart to the Season

    The Settlement Shops Annual Plant Sale Farm Market takes place May 24 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. The early farm market features lots of plants ready to enhance gardens.

  • Defending Nature

    Kimberlee Wright, executive director of Midwest Environmental Advocates of Madison, will be the speaker at a free Door County Environmental Council (DCEC) seminar at Crossroads at Big Creek on May 21.

  • Wolf Count Decline

    The preliminary 2014 Wisconsin late-winter wolf count indicates there is a minimum of 658 to 687 wolves distributed across the state, according to Department of Natural Resources officials.

  • Mapping the Earth’s Surface Water

    NASA and the French space agency Centre National d’ةtudes Spatiales (CNES) have agreed to jointly build, launch, and operate a spacecraft to conduct the first-ever global survey of Earth’s surface water and to map ocean surface height with unprecedented detail.

  • Irreversible Decline

    A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California – Irvine finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.

  • Satellite to Provide CO2 Data

    A NASA spacecraft designed to make precise measurements of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., to begin final preparations for launch.

  • A Shower of Kittens

    Young and old showered the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) with gifts of cat food, bleach, blankets and more at the first-ever Kitten Shower held May 10.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 15, 2014 1:53pm

    From time to time, because an individual has good intentions and a heart that wants to care for lost animals, the feline population in that home climbs beyond what is safe or healthy for both the person and the cats.

  • 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.

  • Motorized Career Day

    The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership and Sunrise School held a career day for third through fifth grade students in Door and Kewaunee counties at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, May 6.

  • Faith Building

    The parishioners at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay recently presented a check for $3,000 to Rick Nelson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity.

  • Free Breakfast for Veterans

    The 2014 Armed Forces Day Veterans Breakfast is scheduled for May 17, 7 to 11 am, at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay. Enjoy scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, pancakes, donuts, Door County cherry topping, coffee, milk and orange juice.

  • Team Tom Runs for MSA

    When Kathleen Mand Beck of Egg Harbor started taking part in the Cellcom Green Bay Half Marathon 10 years ago for charity, little did she think someday it would be for her husband, Tom Mand.

  • Teaching Trunk Features Camp Peninsular

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation and Peninsula State Park will present their Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) Teaching Trunk to the Gibraltar eighth grade social studies class on May 21.

  • Grab a Moravian-Style Breakfast

    Ephraim Moravian Church is serving a free continental breakfast, Moravian-style, on May 24. Moravian sugar cake, Love Feast buns and other Moravian treats will be served along with juice and coffee, from 8 am to noon at the church located at 9970 Moravia St.

  • Haberli Family History Presented on May 28

    Lori Haberli will present the history of the Haberli family on May 28 at 7 pm at Jacksonport Town Hall, located on County V. Haberli, granddaughter of Milton Haberli, will tell the Jacksonport Historical Society stories of family traditions and their lives on the farm.

  • Want to Enhance Your Civility?

    Two Door County Civility Project workshops have been scheduled in Northern Door for individuals to learn about enhancing civility and civil dialogue. Participants will learn how to use the nine skills of civility and promote their use by others in your personal life as well as the life of your community.

  • Door-Tran Receives Rural Development Initiative Award

    Door-Tran was one of seven Rural Development Initiatives honored at the Wisconsin Rural Partners, Inc. event in Stevens Point on May 2. “After hearing about the 29 amazing project nominations throughout the state, it was quite an honor to receive the award on Friday with Amy [Kohnle, Door-Tran board member],” said Pam Busch, Mobility Manager at Door-Tran.

  • Fish Fry at Mill Supper Club

    Kiwanis Club of Sturgeon Bay is holding a fish fry, with Door County Whitefish, at the Mill Supper Club on May 29, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm or until it’s sold out.

  • Women’s Fund’s “Picnic on the Farm” Set for June 11

    The annual “Picnic on the Farm” at Waseda Farms is set for June 11. The Women’s Fund of Door County would like to honor the hardworking women in the community by holding a free picnic on the farm with face painting, outdoor games, farm photos and music by Ben Larsen.

  • Door County Dental Care Visits Boys & Girls Club

    On April 22, dental assistant Abby and dental hygienist Sherry of Door County Dental Care in Sturgeon Bay presented the importance of good oral hygiene to the children at the Boys and Girls Club of Door County.

  • Congrats Lois Christel!

    The community was encouraged to nominate a deserving mom in Door County Dental Care’s social media contest for “Magnificent Mothers.” Lori Christel won the prize; she was entered by her daughter Chrystal Kugle (pictured).

  • Animal Science Students Vist Local Dairies

    On May 1, Southern Door High School animal science students visited two local dairy production facilities. The purpose of the trip was to tour modern dairy farms to learn about technology.

  • Habitat Donates to Daycare Centers

    Door County Habitat for Humanity Restore partnered with local licensed group daycare centers in the “Growing our Communities through Children” campaign.

  • Lakeshore CAP Offers Homebuyer Education Workshop

    Lakeshore Community Action Program, Inc. serving Door, Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties is offering a Home Buyer Education workshop on June 7.

  • Professor Harvey Kaye at Thomas Paine Dinner

    Professor Harvey J. Kaye, noted American historian and author, will speak June 4 at the 5th annual Thomas Paine Dinner about his new book, The Fight for Four Freedoms.

  • The Climate Corner

    Transportation is the second largest contributor in Wisconsin to the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions that are causing climate change. We have done a lot, and can do much more, to lessen this unfortunate impact without inconvenience and save money at the same.

  • A Taste of Chives

    A restaurant reviewer at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel started off her review of Chives in the Green Bay suburb of Suamico by saying, “Lately I’ve been wishing for a bullet train between Milwaukee and Suamico so I could dine at Chives as often as I’d like.

  • Other New Businesses Opening for the Season

    BAILEYS HARBOR • Door County Brewing Co. Taproom, 2434 County Road F, Baileys Harbor, 920.839.1515, • Door County Broadband, 8024 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor, 920.868.9100, • Pasta Vino, 7670 Wisconsin 57 (Maxwelton Braes Lodge)‎, Baileys Harbor, 920.839.1404, EGG HARBOR • Angela Lensch Gallery, 7653 State Hwy 42, Egg Harbor, 920.868.5088, • […]

  • Groundbreaking at Pine Crest Village

    A groundbreaking ceremony was held at Pine Crest Village, 1231 N. 18th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, on Monday, May 12. Pine Crest Village was originally built in 2000 and offers independent and assisted senior living in a home-like atmosphere.

  • DCHS Adds to Staff

    Citing the continued growth and sophistication of operations at the Door County Humane Society (DCHS), Executive Director Carrie Counihan recently announced a staff restructuring and the hiring of two individuals to new full-time positions.

  • Turtle Ridge On Display at Wisconsin Cheese Masters

    Wisconsin Cheese Masters will host a show and sale of Turtle Ridge Gallery’s handbags and fiber art, May 16 and 17 from 10 am to 6 pm both days. Turtle Ridge is known for their intricately tooled and hand-painted classics evoking spring.

  • Bayside Bakery Offers Afternoon Teas

    Bayside Bakery & Café begins its fourth year in business at the Shops of Green Gables in North Ephraim. In addition to bakery items, Bayside Bakery also offers fresh salads, smoothies, custom lemonades, iced teas, made-to-order lunches and appetizers, specialty picnic baskets and special occasion cakes and desserts.

  • Liberty Square Announces 2014 Changes

    Liberty Square, the 18,000-square-foot restaurant and retail complex located on Highway 42 in Egg Harbor, is celebrating its seventh year in business and introducing new customer attractions for 2014.

  • BierZot Café to Add Another Beery Dimension

    A Madison beer writer called last week looking for information about Door County becoming a craft beer destination. Yes, it’s true and it’s happening right before our eyes.

  • Congratulations to Jennifer R. Dupont

    House lights dim and the crowd doth hush. The room is poised; no more delay. As an audience member did you ever wonder Who makes it all happen on every performance day? “Enter stage left, Jennifer.


    “Nora Smith, crossword puzzler extraordinaire, makes reading the Pulse a hands-on experience!”

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3:40pm

    Dear Mary Pat, My husband is on a calorie-counting diet and it's driving me crazy. He's doing well, he's losing weight, but now he's scrutinizing everything I eat.

  • 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?

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 14, 2014 3:36pm

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Good To Be Back

    It feels good to be back. Back to playing golf, thinking about golf and enjoying a few precious weeks in a finally thawed Door County. Combine those three and it feels great to be back creating the Golf Page for the Pulse again this summer.

  • Course & League Updates

    MAXWELTON BRAES • Bonnie Braes Ladies 9-Hole League begins June 5. For more information contact Paula Cashin, 920.868.3631 or Marilyn Peterson, 920.854.4657. • Wednesday Night Men’s League begins June 4. For more information call John Dwonch, 920.854.4673 or Dave Stolley, 920.854.4705. CHERRY HILLS • The course officially opened May 10. Rates start at $10 for […]

  • Spring Fling Has Gone to the Dogs

    Baileys Harbor’s Spring Fling Festival has gone to the dogs. The Town recently decided to build a dog park at the Baileys Harbor Recreational Park on Summit Road.

  • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Opens for Season

    In 1868, the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse cast its beam over the Green Bay for the first time. Guiding vessels through the waters’ treacherous shoals, the lighthouse and its keeper provided safe passage for the next 58 years.

  • Free Rides at Young Eagles Rally

    Area young people (ages 8 – 17) will have a chance to take to the skies on May 17 as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Warbirds Squadron hosts a Young Eagles Rally at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport.

  • Calling All Cars & Tractors

    Calling all cars! Rev up those engines and cruise to Sister Bay for the Field & Street Rally for classic cars and tractors, Sunday, May 25, 11 am – 4 pm in the Shopko parking lot.

  • Camp Zion Announces Summer Program

    Camp Zion in Ellison Bay is gearing up for another busy summer program. In its 68th year on Door Bluff, the camp is open year round, and offers traditional, age-appropriate, Christian youth camps beginning in June.

  • The Search is On for Marsh Marigolds

    Go “In Search of Marsh Marigolds” at Crossroads at Big Creek on May 17, 1 pm. Join the naturalist in a gentle ramble beside Big Creek in search of Marsh Marigolds (Cowslips) and other spring wildflowers.

  • Noble House Opens for Season

    The historic Alexander Noble House Museum will be open Memorial Day weekend and opens for the season June 7, featuring a new exhibit – A Glimpse of Old Fish Creek.

  • Local Movie Needs Local Help

    Rebecca Livengood and Chris Irwin will begin shooting a feature film in Door County the weekend of May 16th and will continue filming sporadically throughout the summer.

  • “Gasland Part II” Screened at UU Fellowship

    Gasland Part II will be shown at the UU Fellowship on May 20 at 4:30 pm. In this follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film Gasland, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level in 32 countries worldwide.

  • Time for Art on the Wild Side

    The Peg Egan PAC and the Southern Door Community Auditorium will offer a free visual and performing arts summer day camp for children ages 6 – 12 focusing on music and art using performance, demonstrations and other fun activities.

  • Musicians Announced for Midsummer’s Music Fest

    James T. Berkenstock, Midsummer’s Music Festival artistic director, has announced the musicians that will comprise the ensemble for the 24th Season of the festival.

  • “Love, Loss and What I Wore” Performance Run Ends May 18

    Love, Loss and What I Wore, written by Nora and Delia Ephron, will be performed through May 18 at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit.

  • Village May Scale Back Project

    “A lull in enthusiasm” for a planned $2 million library/community center/visitor center in the Village of Egg Harbor may force the project to be scaled back.

  • A Coast Guard Welcome

    Sturgeon Bay was named a Coast Guard City at a May 10 ceremony at Sawyer Park. In attendance were Rear Admiral Fred Midgette, senior commander for all Coast Guard operations throughout the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway, Lt.

  • Introducing New Artists

    Now open for their 45th season, Edgewood Orchard Galleries welcomes several new artists into their family of represented artists. In addition to looking around the country for artists this past winter, gallery owners Nell and J.

  • Crawl Up North

    As the weather forecast becomes more promising everyday, the Ellison Bay Arts group is holding its annual Spring Art Crawl on May 17 & 18, 10 am to 5 pm.

  • A Universe of Imagination

    Young art students are invited to “discover a universe of imagination,” through the 2014 Summer Studios for Young Artists' curriculum at Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek.

  • Time to Celebrate

    The vibrant, handcrafted work of Wence and Sandra Martinez will be on display at a closing reception at Mr. Helsinki in Fish Creek on May 23, 5 – 7 pm.

  • New Additions

    Woodwalk Gallery is open for its 20th season featuring an exhibit of the original artwork from the book Suggestions Of A Correspondence with paintings by owner/artist Margaret Lockwood, photography and poetry by Rolf Olson, and music compiled from the library of Midsummer’s Music.

  • Spring Exhibition to Open

    The community is invited to attend a reception on May 31, 5 – 7 pm, at the Door County Community Foundation to open its spring exhibition featuring works by artists Cheryl Stidwell Parker and Sally Everhardus.

  • Watch This Technique

    Painter Kathleen Nelson will demonstrate her watercolor painting technique on May 24, 10 am – noon, on the porch at Great Northern by Design in Fish Creek.

  • Learn about Oils

    Learn “All About Water-Soluble Oils” for the next Art Fundamentals on May 24, 10 am to 12 pm, at the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay. Sarah and Jeff Bradley will walk participants through the history of water-soluble oils.

  • A Vibrant, Impressionistic Style

    Local painter Bonnie Paruch currently has an exhibit, titled A Brush with Life, at Cedarburg Art Museum. Paruch is an award-winning participant in several plein air competitions, including Tucson Plein Air, Door County Plein Air, Rocky Mountain Plein Air, and Cedarburg Plein Air.

  • Rolling Pin Artistry

    Rolling pin art will be on silent auction display at Sweetie Pies between June 27 and October 27 for their High Roller Silent Auction. During this time the public is invited to place bids on special ballots for the entry they wish to purchase.

  • Calling All Levels of Artists

    The Hardy Gallery is looking for artists for both the Community Mosaic Project and the 52nd Annual Juried Exhibit, which is set to launch the season on May 24.

  • A Poet Returns

    One of Door County’s beloved poets, Peg Bresnahan, returns to the county to see old friends and read from her newest book, In A Country None Of Us Called Home.

  • ‘Pulse’ and ‘Door County Living’ Writer Wins Award

    Gary Jones received recognition for his non-fiction book Gentleman's Dresser in the Wisconsin Writers Association (WWA) First Chapter competition. The award was presented at the banquet on May 3 at the Wisconsin Writers Association Author Showcase in La Crosse, Wis.

  • DOT Details County Road Projects

    If you look at the top of the Door County road construction map supplied by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT), it looks like the 2.2-mile project slated for later this year from Gills Rock to the ferry launch at Northport will include straightening of the famously winding road.

  • Door County Short Film Festival Presents Shimmy Marcus Night

    The Door County Short Film Festival (DCSFF) held its 5th annual festival this February. Prior to last year, all of the entries have been from Wisconsin.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 466

    Li-Young Lee is an important American poet of Chinese parentage who lives in Chicago. Much of his poetry is marked by unabashed tenderness, and this poem is a good example of that.

  • Bradleys Offer a Peek

    A rare opportunity to view one of the finest personal collections of folk art in the Midwest will be available on June 4, when Marilyn and Orren Bradley of Egg Harbor open their home for an event arranged by the Baileys Harbor Historical Society.

  • A Review: ‘Shotgun Lovesongs’

    With the changing morays governing courtship and marriage, the phrase shotgun wedding now has become all but obsolete. However, for those of us of a certain age, the term is still evocative as we recall those marriages we attended in the past, the groom feeling a gun at his head, if only figuratively, while he makes an honest woman of the girl he has loved.

  • Two-Holers

    During the Winter Olympics in Russia a story floated around the web detailing with some mirth a double-stall toilet at the Olympic site. Including the comment that the off-hand user had to reach across the neighboring toilet to access the paper spool.

  • Double Dubbs release ‘Float On’

    Door County favorites Double Dubbs announce that their debut album, Float On, will be released on May 16. “It’s been a labor of love,” says founding member Alex White of the new album.

  • Shepherd of the Bay Presents “An Evening at the Opera”

    When Judith Jackson – professional pianist, accompanist, and vocal coach – retired from working with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Opera Theater and moved to Door County, singers still wanted to work with her.

  • Door County Festival of Nature Highlights Hidden Gems

    A dozen years ago, a group of hikers would visit The Ridges Sanctuary in the springtime to look at the wildflowers. “It started as Wildflower Pilgrimage,” says Brian Forest, education & land management specialist at The Ridges, “now it’s really grown to quite an event."

  • Winter Chub and Flub Is In

    I feel chubby. I feel plump. Dammit. Winter added on a bit of flab – on my arms, my midsection, my thighs. I wouldn’t admit to you that I’ve been standing in front of a full-length mirror with a forlorn look and sucked-in belly after this epic winter of eating too much and moving too little if not for the fact that many of my female friends echo the same sentiments as mine.

  • Cooper Guilty in Double Homicide

    The jury of Dodge County residents in the retrial of Brian Cooper at the Door County Courthouse took about 2½ hours on Friday to deliver a guilty verdict on two counts of first-degree homicide in connection with the Aug.