Volume 20, Issue 20 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Player Profile: Kendall Haen

    School: Sturgeon Bay School year: Senior Sport: Track and Field Events: 200m dash, 4×1 relay, 4×2 relay and long jump. Do you play other sports? Cross country Do you prefer playing individual or team sports? That’s a tough one, I would say team because we’re all a family and it’s much more fun. Why do […]

  • Article posted Thursday, May 22, 2014 9:55pm

    As runners cross the finish line of Running Green for Crossroads trail event on June 21, they will each receive a potted evergreen tree as a reminder to live and run in environmentally conscious ways.

  • Sturgeons Take Second

    Door County’s underwater hockey team, the Sturgeons, in combination with players from the Green Bay area, sent three teams to compete at the four-on-four underwater hockey tournament in Milwaukee the weekend of May 10 & 11.

  • Door County Blossom Run Results

    TWO MILE - WOMEN 12 and under Zoe Rose Kuehn 16:30 Julia Michalski 17:48 Natalia Michalski 17:48 Agna Zukauskaite 19:05 Abby Fitzgerald 19:05 Molly Cormack 20:32 Symone Sandoval 20:43 Samantha Herrell 20:46 Maggie Stephens 21:44 Mia Crowel 23:01 Katie Norton 23:34 Anika Steinbach 24.

  • 2014 Nor-Door Little League

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • High School Spring Athletics

    Varsity sports schedules for Door County high schools.

  • Eine Amtssprache?

    A friend of mine who I’ve known for years has been after me for some time now to write a column about the English Language Amendment (ELA). The ELA, for those who don’t know, is a proposed amendment to our constitution that would make English the official language of our country.

  • The Common Core and Our Schools

    Several years ago in a small rural school district, I attended a Board of Education meeting that drew an audience of well more than 100 citizens. The crowd had an assortment of people that included students, parents and community members.

  • The Warbler Wave

    Those elusive “all-of-a-sudden” warblers are finally arriving and building up their numbers in eastern Wisconsin. Many birders enjoy the challenges of finding and identifying these fascinating, colorful and fast-moving, “always-on-the-go” little birds as they search for midges and other small insects.

  • An Honor for Carl Scholz

    Carl Scholz will tell you he has had never had a dull moment in his 86 years of living. He’ll also tell you one of his biggest surprises came on May 1 of this year when he was lured to Sevastopol School on the pretense of discussion about a scholarship in his name, when in reality it was an all-school assembly to honor Carl before he and his son Jon headed out to Washington, D.

  • DNR Joins Plastics Recycling Initiative

    If you’ve ever driven by a landfill on a windy day, you’ve seen how plastic shopping bags take flight and disperse across the landscape. It’s an environmental nightmare that does not have to be.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 22, 2014 2:50pm

    Does thinking help one recover from a concussion? A study followed 335 children and young adults (8 to 23 years-old) as they recovered from concussions.

  • Giving Green

    The Green Fund of the Door County Community Foundation recently awarded Crossroads at Big Creek a Sustainability Grant to support the acquisition of the Ida Bay Preserve.

  • Harbor Plantings

    Baileys Harbor just became a little more green, as two couples planted trees on their property. Loren and Annie Peil, owners of Orphan Annie’s Schoolhouse Inn, planted two- to four-inch caliper maple trees at their lodging property.

  • Preservation Collaboration

    The Green Fund of the Door County Community Foundation recently awarded The Ridges Sanctuary a Sustainability Grant to support the “Door County Climate Change Forum” program.

  • EAB Awareness

    At least 20 Wisconsin counties now harbor Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), the exotic insect that has decimated urban trees and forests in the eastern half of the nation.

  • Six-Hundred Trees Planted

    The Forest Recovery Project's Spring 2014 tree planting was a big success. Thirteen volunteers donated 42.5 hours of their time planting 600 native conifers at the Kangaroo Lake Preserve in Baileys Harbor.

  • Renewable Energy Grants, Loans

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications from rural small businesses and agricultural producers for funding to make energy efficiency improvements or to install renewable energy systems.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    Although there is no sure-fire way to protect your child from sexual abuse, there are some things you can do for your child.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 22, 2014 2:14pm

    If orange is the new black, how about a dog that combines the two very stylishly? This Black & Tan Coonhound mix named Lilly is only three years old and full of personality.

  • 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.

  • Door County’s Boys & Girls Club Recognized Nationally

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County was honored with a national award at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 108th National Conference held recently in San Francisco.

  • Gibraltar Students Wins Gold at Solar Olympics

    A team of Gibraltar High School students won the gold for the solar car competition during the 18th annual Solar Olympics held at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay on May 14 and sponsored by Wisconsin Public Service Corp.

  • DCMM”s Honors Vets with Crossed Oars Display

    The Door County Maritime Museum’s unique Crossed Oars and Empty Lifejacket tribute will once again honor veterans in a dramatic display at the museum’s front entrance.

  • Horse and Wellness Clinic on Washington Island

    On May 31, from 9 am to 3 pm, a Horse Health and Wellness Clinic will be presented at Tipping Bucket Farm on Washington Island. “The Clinic will assist 4-H members, Island visitors and residents to provide better care for their animals,” said 4-H leader/mentor Joe Elmore.

  • A Taste of Italian for NDCC’s Spring Gala

    Northern Door Children’s Center will kick off the season with a touch of Italian for its 14th Annual Spring Gala at Bjِrklunden. Restaurants from around the peninsula will donate dishes, a variety of wines are available for tasting, and the instrumental quartet of Steve Gomoll, Dave Gunderson, Jim Jennings and Lee Nordgren will entertain partygoers.

  • Humane Society Now Hosts Birthday Parties

    The interaction of kids and animals is encouraged at the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) and that's the thought behind a new offering: birthday parties on Sunday afternoons at the facility.

  • Ready to Walk?

    Volunteers, donors, walkers, runners, cancer survivors and caregivers are invited to take part in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Door County, taking place June 6, at John Miles County Fairgrounds in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Learn about Diabetes Prevention at Next CHIP

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs (CHIPs) on June 22 at 4 pm with “Preventing and Treating Type 2 Diabetes” at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.

  • Gibraltar DECA Successful at Atlanta Conference

    Gibraltar DECA recently returned from the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta last week with two awards. These are the first international awards in the history of Gibraltar’s DECA/business program.

  • First Meeting of the Heritage Alliance of Door County

    The Heritage Alliance of Door County (HADC) held its first event of 2014 on May 12 at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Members of historical societies from all over the county attended.

  • Sweet Survivor Wine Raises Funds for DOOR CANcer

    Door Peninsula Winery continued its commitment to philanthropy by making a donation of $2,186 to DOOR CANcer earlier this month at its annual Spring Fling event.

  • Award Winners Announced at Sunshine House Dinner

    More than 220 supporters helped Sunshine House Inc. celebrate 43 years of service to the community at its annual dinner on May 12 at Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center.

  • Sunrise Student Wins Art Contest

    Miranda Gregory, a fourth grade student of Mrs. Julie Gebauer at Sunrise School in Sturgeon Bay, was selected as a winner for The Wisconsin Troopers’ Association’s statewide Art and Essay Contest.

  • Refill, Reuse and Re-purpose at Refill-osophy

    Bring old containers on down to Refill-osophy and get them refilled with all natural home and body products. This new business buys wholesale organic and all natural home and body products in bulk and sells them back to the customer by ounce or pound.

  • Robin Sodd Welcomed Back to Kellstrom Ray

    Robin Sodd started her real estate career in 1977 at Kellstrom Ray Agency, and has now returned to the agency. She became a mortgage loan officer at First Northern in Sturgeon Bay in 1985.

  • Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Opens for Season

    Egg Harbor’s Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese Shop opened for the 2014 season in Egg Harbor on May 22. After a winter remodeling product, the Schoolhouse has a new look and is ready to serve food and cheese enthusiasts with award-winning Wisconsin artisan cheese and delicious accompaniments.

  • Buy Local Mixer Feature “First Year in Business” Panel

    Door County Buy Local is holding its next business networking mixer on Wednesday, June 4, 5:30 – 7 pm at Door County Creamery, 10655 Highway 42, Sister Bay.

  • Opportunities for Global Outreach

    Companies in northeast Wisconsin that wish to expand the scope of their global business have an extraordinary opportunity in a 10-day, three-country trade venture to South America, Sept.

  • Charge!

    Door County Visitor Bureau Director Jack Moneypenny watches as Wisconsin Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett plugs an electric car into one of the DCVB’s two electric car charging stations, which were unveiled May 21 at the Door County Welcome Center, 1015 Green Bay Road, Sturgeon Bay.

  • A Dream Come True

    There was no high-fiving, no shouts of joy in the Sturgeon Bay Common Council chambers the night of May 20, yet there was a sense of elation and accomplishment in the room, emanating from the group of skateboarders who attended the meeting as the city deliberated the final piece of the puzzle for the Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Initiative (SBSI), which was to award a contract to build the park on the corner of West Spruce Street and Green Bay Road on Sturgeon Bay’s west side.

  • Memorial Day by the Numbers

    24 The number of notes in “Taps,” which is played by the military at burial and memorial services, to accompany the lowering of the flag and to signal the “lights out” command at day’s end.

  • A Peek at New Tap Room

    Be sure to make time this holiday weekend to check out the beautiful Door County Brewing Company Tap Room at 2434 County F in Baileys Harbor, which has its grand opening from 11 am to 10 pm Saturday, May 24.

  • Deadline Nears for Homebrew Championships

    Homebrewers still have time to submit their brews in the 2014 Door County Homebrew Championships. The deadline to enter the June 14 competition at the Door County Beer Festival is May 31.

  • Memorial Day Services in the County

    Sunday, May 25 Southern Door:  Members of George W. Goetz American Legion Post 372, Forestville, will visit the following 22 cemeteries:  Forestville Town (Maplewood), 7:20 am; Namur (Pit Road), 7:30 am; Brockhausen, 7:40; Miesere, 7:50; Brown, 7:55; Kolberg, 8:05; Brussels, 8:20; White Star, 8:30; Precious Blood, 8:40; Stevenson, 9; Geises, 9:10; Old Catholic (between Maplewood and Forestville), 9:25; Maplewood, 9:55; Carnot, 10:10; Clay Banks, 10:25; Vignes, 10:35; Mount Olive, 10:45; Shoiloh Moravian, 10:55; Schumacher, 11:05; Hainesville, 11:15; Salem-Schulties, 11:35; Forestville, 11:50.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Spring has finally arrived after a long brutal winter. Much of this off-season has been spent searching out new cheeses and visiting with a number of cheesemakers, some new and some old friends.

  • Congratulations to Betty Curzon

    Many times workers in the public sector Simply don’t get their due. Betty’s in that category, Along with a dedicated crew. She helps a diverse group of patrons, Sometimes an unappreciated deed.

  • County to Add Cave to Park System

    County officials hope to have Horseshoe Bay Cave open for its first student tour in September. And who wouldn’t want to crawl into a dark, cold, muddy, damp and frequently confined series of fissures in the Niagara Escarpment that are home to 1,250 bats, who knows how many spiders, mysterious isopods and other equally creepy cave-dwellers? Thanks to a Wisconsin Coastal Management grant, Door County owns the entrance to the cave, while the rest of it snakes under Horseshoe Bay Golf Club property, making it the owner.


    Like father, like son! Seven-year-old Leo Frisoni makes his first batch of ice cream with some help from his father, Todd Frisoni, owner of Door County Ice Cream Factory in Sister Bay.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:15pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I met a girl at a coffee shop recently and really liked talking to her. I noticed she had a bike rack on her car, so I asked her if she would want to go for a bike ride some time.

  • Overheard, Shout Outs 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, May 22, 2014 12:11pm

    Over the course of his lifetime, Martin Knudsen was the lighthouse keeper for which two Door County lighthouses?

  • Mother Nature Knows Best

    Mother Nature certainly deserves her bad rap in Wisconsin. The worst winter in decades that brought multiple polar vortexes to the Dairy State extended its wrath well into the spring.

  • The Final Hole at Horseshoe

    A beautiful view of Green Bay recently welcomed Door County golfer Michael Williams to the 18th hole of Horseshoe Bay Golf Club near Egg Harbor.

  • Course & League Updates

    ALPINE o The Ladies League begins Tuesday, June 3. For more information contact Peggy Losee at [email protected]. THE ORCHARDS o Leon Hasenjager nabbed a hole-in-one on No. 3, 130 yards, using a 9-wood.

  • Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale on May 31

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association will hold their annual plant sale at the Peninsular Research Station on May 31, 9 am - noon. Come to see the many different garden-worthy plants they have for sale.

  • Friday Night Lights Open to All Riders

    The Door County 4-H Horse and Pony Project kicked off the first of four Friday Night Lights (FNL) Speed Series horse shows at the John Miles Park and the Door County Fairgrounds arena on May 16.

  • “Listen to the Birds” at Bjِrklunden

    From June 15 – 20, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering a commuter-only seminar, “Listen to the Birds” with Don Quintenz. Birds are constantly telling us many things if we know how to listen.

  • May Camelopardalid Meteor Shower to Arrive May 23

    According to, “On the nights of May 23 and 24, 2014, if predictions hold true, Earth might be sandblasted with debris from Comet 209P/LINEAR, resulting in a fine new meteor shower.

  • Peninsula Dog Training Offers Behavioral Seminar

    Ron Maloney of Peninsula Dog Training announces a Dog Training and Behavioral Seminar to be held on June 21, at Frontier Wilderness Campground in Egg Harbor.

  • Father & Son Overnight at The Ridges

    The Father & Son Overnight at The Ridges on May 30 is designed specifically to allow dads and sons from ages 6 - 10 to spend quality time together while enjoying outdoor activities and learning more about nature.

  • Opera Singers to Visit Shepherd of the Bay

    On Memorial Day weekend, Shepherd of the Bay will be visited by four singers from Lyric Opera of Chicago: soprano Desirée Hassler, mezzo soprano Pamela Williams, tenor John Concepcion and baritone Michael Cavalieri.

  • Opportunities for Kids at Rouge Theater

    Rogue Theater and The Depot Performing Arts Center present “Great Americans” – a collection of patriotic speeches, quotes, songs and poems depicting the inspiring Americans who changed history – on May 23 and 24, 7:30 pm.

  • An Island Performance

    Stage Door Theatre Company’s production of Love, Loss and What I Wore will travel to Washington Island for one performance only at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center on May 27 at 7:30 pm.

  • Fractured Classic Sing-Along at Woodwalk

    Although neither the author nor filmmaker would recognize their masterpieces, Woodwalk Gallery will present their 6th annual Fractured Classic: Sing-Along Dr.

  • The Offseason at The Garage

    Door County favorites The Offseason take their tunes to the outdoors, playing at The Garage at Husby’s in Sister Bay on May 23 from 7:30 – 10:30 pm. The Offseason features local musicians Elliot Goettelman on guitar, Rob Gay on drums, Joshua Gregory on keyboard, and Nick Hoover on guitar.

  • Small Forest on the Main Stage

    On May 24 at 7:30 pm, Music on the Main Stage at Third Avenue Playhouse presents Small Forest. Jeanne Kuhns, Patrick Palmer and Marybeth Mattson will perform lyrically driven, indie/folk/rock originals and a few favorites, with hypnotizing harmonies and rockin' bass.

  • Two Nights of Music at The Cookery

    The Cookery’s Wine Bar in Fish Creek presents two nights of music Memorial Day Weekend, a perfect compliment to a tasty glass of wine, satisfying beer, yummy appetizer or decadent dessert.

  • Micheal Lee Ammons and the Water Street Hot Shots to Play Grand Opening Party

    Old-time blues band Michael Lee Ammons and the Water Street Hot Shots will perform at the Door County Brewing Company’s Grand Opening Party on May 24 from 7 – 9 pm.

  • Opportunities to Play Bridge

    The Door County Bridge Club will begin its fifth season of duplicate bridge on June 3rd. Sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), duplicate bridge games will be held every Tuesday at 12 pm and every Friday at 9 am, from the beginning of June through the end of September.

  • Distinct Artists, Distinct Work

    The work of Lois Eakin, Larry Rudolech and Ann Singsaas, as well as one glass artist, Mary Melinda Wellsandt will open Fine Line Design’s Gallery’s first exhibit of the 2014 season.

  • A Studio Welcome

    Artist Bonnie Paruch again welcomes the public to her home-based studio gallery in Sister Bay. Through October, visitors will be able to view her latest paintings, enjoy a conversation and look over her shoulder as she creates her impressions of Door County’s rural, village and shoreline beauty.

  • Poetry by Jeannie E. Roberts

    Poet and children’s author Jeannie E. Roberts of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, shares a few of her nature poems with the Peninsula Pulse. Roberts is author of the poetry collection Nature Of It All published by Finishing Line Press in 2013 and the author and illustrator of the children’s book Let’s Make Faces!

  • The Young Actor’s Educator: Ryan Patrick Shaw

    Ryan Patrick Shaw is currently the Education Director at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) in Sturgeon Bay. His Door County theater journey began the summer prior to his senior year of college, when he interned at Door Shakespeare in Baileys Harbor.

  • Reflections From an Almost Expat

    It’s raining again in Auckland. A quilt of grey cloud has spread itself over the entire city, and from the living room window I can see the wax eyes flit about in the backyard, shaking rain drops off their tail feathers.

  • A Memorable Maifest Weekend Awaits

    A weekend of fun and excitement awaits over Memorial Day Weekend at Maifest, taking place May 24 and 25 in Jacksonport. This will be the 42nd annual Maifest celebration to kick off the summer season.

  • Demonstration in the Courtyard

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a reception for Exhibit I on May 24, 4 – 7 pm. Exhibit I includes painters Judi Ekholm, George Shipperley and Rebecca Korth; jeweler Michael Michaud; sculptor James G.

  • See the Expansion

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery has expanded and invites everyone to see new lines of work from more than 20 nationally collected artists. Plum Bottom is thrilled to present the work of these carefully selected artists in the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, pottery and jewelry.

  • A Vision to Reality

    Gills Rock Coffee Shop will exhibit the works of Kristine Franzke beginning May 24. Franzke said, “I am an art teacher by day and creator of ‘stuff’ all the rest of my waking hours.

  • Art in All Media

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery is celebrating the start of a new season with a wine and cheese reception on May 24, 3 to 5 pm, at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek.

  • Introducing LuLit

    Door County writer and up-and-coming artist Sally Slattery introduces LuLit (short for Luminating Literature) a collection of mix-media pieces. Using Mason jars of all shapes and sizes, book pages, vintage postcards, old photographs, and magazine clippings, Slattery creates collages that come to life with the light of the candle.

  • Oncoming EGGstravaganza

    The Village of Egg Harbor was incorporated as a village 50 years ago. To celebrate this 50th anniversary, 50 large polystyrene eggs have been made and distributed to selected artists throughout Door County and beyond.

  • Can You Find the Flaw?

    Ellison Bay Pottery’s annual “Almost Perfect Pottery Sale” will be held May 24 and 25 from 10 am to 5 pm. ‘Almost Perfect Pottery’ is slightly dinged, possibly pinged and totally functional.

  • Drawing Styles

    The first exhibit of the 2014 summer season at the Miller Art Museum, Drawing: A Group Invitational, opens May 31 with a public wine and appetizer reception from 5 to 6:30 pm.

  • Jacksonport’s Photographer

    Fred Erskine photographed people and scenes in Jacksonport from 1910 through the 1980s, and those images have been compiled into a 112-page coffee table book, Fred Erskine, Jacksonport’s Photographer by the Jacksonport Historical Society.

  • A Norwegian Novel Tour

    Author Rachel Wisdom of St. Louis will visit Door County June 26 – 29 for a book tour promoting her debut novel, A Shopkeeper’s Daughter. A historical romance, the novel is based on the love story of the current King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway.

  • New Door County Mystery Series

    Author Patricia Skalka appears in two special events in Door County for her recently published mystery novel, Death Stalks Door County. The events are co-sponsored by The Friends of Door County Libraries, the Peninsula Bookman, and Write On, Door County.

  • A Maritime Tribute

    As part of a Memorial Day tradition that began last year, the Door County Maritime Museum will display a Crossed Oars and Empty Lifejacket tribute to honor fallen veterans.

  • Eva Jade Releases ‘Head & Heart’

    Eva Jade Webber, sixteen-year-old junior at Sturgeon Bay High School, is releasing her first full-length album Head & Heart on May 30. The album features eleven original songs and was recorded in collaboration with other local musicians including Kim Souther on cello, Lynn Gudmundson on violin, and Robert Desotelle on percussion.

  • Frozen Spoon Offers Serve-Yourself Yogurt Bar

    “We should have a competition to see how many ingredients we can get in here,” says my boyfriend Luke during our first and certainly not last visit to the recently opened Frozen Spoon in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Artist Angela Lensch Opens Egg Harbor Gallery

    A longtime dream of Angela Lensch is coming true: the jeweler, mosaic artist, sculptor and furniture maker who has called the Door Peninsula her home for more than ten years is opening her very own gallery.

  • Call for Fine Art Fair Volunteers

    Memorial Day weekend in Sturgeon Bay is now synonymous with the Fine Art Fair, the event began in 1998 as a small one day event. Hatched by local artist Kristi Roenning, in conjunction with the organization now known as the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC), the fair consisted of a couple of dozen artists displaying their artwork at the Market Square Park.

  • Who Was Jessie?

    The mystery presented itself soon after Ginny Zdenahlik and her husband, Rudy, bought the house on Frogtown Road in Baileys Harbor in 1993. Penciled on the edge of a window screen were the words, “Jessie’s Room.

  • DeBroux Announces Candidacy

    Special education teacher, veteran and community advocate Dean DeBroux is the latest Democratic candidate to announce his run for Wisconsin’s 1st State Senate District.

  • You Can Fly!

    Dad fabricated the red airplane wings in the basement of my childhood home, fiddled with engine parts on the kitchen counter and left piles of KITPLANES on the back of the toilet seat.