Volume 20, Issue 21 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Player Profile: Logan Ferrie

    School: Gibraltar High School School year: Sophomore Sport: Golf Do you play other sports? Yes, I play football and basketball. Do you prefer playing team or individual sports? I prefer playing team sports because you have to work together and rely on each other to be successful and win. What are your golfing strengths? I […]

  • Do You Dare?

    The Door County YMCA encourages people to live a healthier lifestyle everyday, but on Labor Day Weekend, they dare everyone to compete. Do you dare attempt a ½-mile children’s run, 5k-run/walk or duathlon, which includes a two-mile run, 12-mile bike and two-mile run, on Aug.

  • Walleye Limits Increased

    Daily walleye bag limits increased on May 23 on 447 lakes in northern Wisconsin. Anglers’ daily bag limit for walleye will increase to five per day on 269 lakes, to three per day on 171 lakes, and to two walleye per day on seven lakes, according to Ron Bruch, DNR Fisheries Bureau Director.

  • Influx of Basketballs

    The Door County YMCA has received 72 new basketballs, thanks to a donation from NBA Cares, DICK’s Sporting Goods and Spalding. The basketballs will be distributed among the many YMCA and summer camp locations, and also be used as prizes for youth throughout the summer.

  • Learn to Sail

    The Ephraim Yacht Club still has sailing lesson scholarships available for the 2014 lesson program, beginning June 9. 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

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • High School Spring Athletics

    Varsity sports schedules from Door County high schools.

  • Cowslips and Cow’s-lips

    This morning I went down to the swamp bordering Hibbards Creek, which flows under Fairview Road a few miles from home, to look for gold and found some – Marsh Marigolds, the golden symbol of spring.

  • Cowslips and Cow’s-lips

    This morning I went down to the swamp bordering Hibbards Creek, which flows under Fairview Road a few miles from home, to look for gold and found some – Marsh Marigolds, the golden symbol of spring.

  • How We Can Eliminate Income Taxes – Another In My Never-Ending Modest Proposals

    [Note: As I am trying to relocate my household, time for writing has become increasingly short, thus I am resorting to reprinting an old column.The following column originally appeared in the Door Reminder on June 5, 2001.

  • Ghostbusters (Sort Of)

    When I first learned that the Resolutions Committee of the Republican Party of Wisconsin had decided to have the party convention vote on a recommendation to the state legislature that the state of Wisconsin affirm its right to secede from the United States and to nullify federal laws I was pretty apprehensive that I might soon be seeing ghosts.

  • By the Numbers Icon

    By the Numbers: Afghanistan War Casualties Still Mounting

    800 - Square miles of Afghanistan littered with undetonated grenades, rockets and mortar shells from United States firing ranges

  • Climate Change Forum Set for June 7

    CLIMATE CHANGE FORUM June 7, 2014 The Lodge at Leathem Smith, Sturgeon Bay 920.743.5555 [email protected] A $15 contribution is requested from attendees to help cover the costs of the Forum.

  • Climate Change and the Great Lakes

    Two years ago something happened on the greatest of the Great Lakes that a veteran lake watcher was not expecting. “In 2012 we had the first toxic algae bloom on Lake Superior,” said Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:51pm

    Two research colleagues at the American Museum of Natural History reported that polar bears are beginning to change their diets. One researcher was Linda Gormezano and the other was her dog, Quinoa, a male Shepherd Dog.

  • Bat Condos on the Rise

    A 12-foot high, four-post structure now stands at Welcker’s picnic area in Peninsula State Park. Soon, a four-by-four bat “condo” will sit atop it, and provide a home for threatened bats.

  • New and Returning Teachers

    Junction Center Yoga welcomes a new teacher, Jan Mills. She will present weekly classes in Ashtanga Yoga on Friday mornings from 7:30 - 9 am. The Ashtanga series is a set sequence of yoga postures taught in the tradition of Sri K.

  • Earth’s Selfie

    On Earth Day this year, NASA asked people all around the world a simple question – “Where are you on Earth Right Now?” NASA asked people to answer the question on social media with a selfie.

  • Acting as an Extra

    I spent Tuesday afternoon beautifying like I would for a real wedding. I shaved my legs. I donned my prettiest summer dress. I applied thick mascara and shiny lip gloss then wandered to the Ephraim Village Hall.

  • 2014 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings As of May 28 Bley’s 2-0 Casey’s 2-0 A.C. Tap 1-1 Birmingham’s 1-1 Happy Hour 0-1 Institute Saloon 0-1 Mike’s Port Pub 0-2 Results May 28 Casey’s 6, AC Tap 2 Bley’s 12, Mike’s 1 Birmingham’s 32, Saloon 2 Schedule June 2 Mikes @ Casey’s AC Tap @ Bley’s Institute Saloon @ Happy Hour

  • 2014 Door County Graduates

    Congrats to all of the county's soon-to-be graduates.

  • Article posted Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:22pm

    Homer is a millennial cat, born in June 2000. Yes, he is a senior gentleman, in a home for 11 years after being adopted from Door County Humane Society.

  • 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.

  • Free ELL Classes Offered at YMCA

    A suspected gas leak would give most anyone in Door County a reason to panic, but for non-native English speaker Rosario Bueno Parsons, the situation could have been much worse had she not practiced 911 calls in her English Language Learner (ELL) class at the Door County YMCA.

  • Boys & Girls Club Has Big Plans for New Facility

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County now has a new home in downtown Sturgeon Bay – the Baudhuin Incorporated building located on Third Avenue. The facility will be used for the Club’s teen center and third grade and above program space.

  • Civility Project Workshop Scheduled for May 31

    A Door County Civility Project workshop is 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 their personal lives as well as the life of their communities.

  • Destination Imagination Team Receives Hope Church Grant

    The Hope Church Endowment Fund Committee has approved a grant of $500 for the local Destination Imagination team that includes Hope youth (Nalani Bicoy and Georgia Feldman) and other local sixth graders, which will help them carry forward their mission “to celebrate life, to care for one another, and to be compassionate.

  • Leadership Positions Remain for Toastmasters Group

    Sturgeon Bay’s Local Toastmasters Group held its bi-weekly meeting on May 20, and appointed leadership positions to Brad Clinkenbeard, official Toastmaster Club president; Jacqueline Szczepanski, VP of education; Laurel Hauser, membership VP; Jodi Kaye, treasurer; Becky Eberhardy, sergeant of arms; and Brenda Davis, secretary and VP of PR.

  • Children Invited to Vacation Bible School

    The Protestant and Catholic churches of Northern Door invite all children, ages four through sixth graders, to participate in Community Vacation Bible School held June 16 – 20.

  • Students Awarded Rotary Club Scholarships

    The following students have been awarded a Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay scholarship: Arianna Fearing, Sean Sannito, Nora Harris, Samantha Moeller, Kylie Straub, O'Shea Schroedl and Benjamin Junion.

  • Rotary Club Announces Lunchtime Speakers

    The Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay is hosting a series of speakers in the coming month and invites anyone who has ever thought of becoming a member of a service club to attend.

  • SBVC Introduces Nautical Planters

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) is introducing nautical planters as part of the annual citywide beautification process. The new planters are 100 percent locally designed and manufactured.

  • Ted Pollman Scholarship Winners Announced

    The annual Ted Pollman Scholarship has been awarded to Autumn Schartner of Sevastopol High School and Benjamin Anderson of Gibraltar High School. Schartner, daughter of Kim and Mark Schartner, served as team manager for the Pioneers’ baseball and basketball teams and has worked with Sunshine House, the Salvation Army and the YMCA.

  • Learn to Prevent and Treat Diabetes

    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.

  • New Items Arrive at Linden Galley

    The Linden Centre, established by Ellison Bay residents Brian and Jeanee Linden, was recently selected as one of the Top 20 Hotels with Exceptional Service in China by tripadvisor.

  • Tweak Adds to Social Media & Marketing Team

    Owner and principal Martha Scully Beller announces the addition of Tracy Andropolis and Kayla Bissen to the Tweak Social Media & Marketing team. Andropolis, who is also a partner in Door County Social with her husband Perry, has been named Tweak’s digital marketing strategist.

  • Businesses Raising Funds for United Way

    Two businesses in June will donate proceeds to the United Way of Door County. Malibu Moo Frozen Griddle in Fish Creek is partnering with United Way of Door County.

  • Von Stiehl Winery Wins Tasters Guild International Medals

    Von Stiehl Winery in Algoma just received six medals from Tasters Guild International. Both gold medal awards were presented to wines made from Wisconsin fruit.

  • Car Charging Stations Unveiled

    The Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) recently unveiled the first electric vehicle charging stations available to the public in Door County at the Door County Welcome Center, located at 1015 Green Bay Road in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Cross-Stitch Items at JCC

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts now features counted cross-stitch originals by Linda. Linda is an expert fine crafter and excels in counted cross-stitch on hand towels, bread and dinner roll covers, table runners and pillowcases.


    Children prepare to grab tossed candy at Jacksonport’s Maifest parade held May 25. Festival-goers enjoyed beautiful sunny weather!

  • Congratulations to Courtney and Karin Skare

    At times those that serve us in restaurants, Seem uncertain and rather green. It’s quite the contrary with these two, Been bussing and serving since the age of 14.

  • Weekend Recap

    I burnt my freckled skin and swatted at pesky mayflies with fervor, but nothing could keep me from soaking in this first rays of the summer sun. 1_To welcome the warm weekend ahead, my boyfriend Luke and I stopped by The Garage at Husby’s on Friday evening for my first outdoor entertainment event of the 2014 summer season.

  • Climate Change and the Great Lakes

    Two years ago something happened on the greatest of the Great Lakes that a veteran lake watcher was not expecting. “In 2012 we had the first toxic algae bloom on Lake Superior,” said Bob Krumenaker, superintendent of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

  • On Course at Shipwrecked

    Rich Zielke knew it was only a matter of time before the craft beer craze that he came to know well while living in Colorado would take off in the Midwest, and, particularly, his adopted home of Door County.

  • The Cheese Insider

    During the winter is when I get to visit many of the cheesemakers that I deal with here in Wisconsin. In mid-February I took the drive to Thorp, approximately four hours from Door County, to visit Rolf and Marieke Penterman of Hollands Family Cheese.

  • Overheard and Pet Peeves

    Are there tid-bits of conversations you’ve heard while standing in line at the grocery store, serving a table, or walking down the sidewalk that make you smile, cringe or laugh out loud?

  • Article posted Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:13am

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Article posted Thursday, May 29, 2014 11:11am

    Dear Mary Pat, You give good advice so I'm writing to you about the warnings on prescriptions. Recently, I had to visit the doctor and he prescribed some medicine.

  • Tick Talk

    As we have heard previously from insect experts, insects escaped the harsh winter relatively unscathed. University of Wisconsin – Madison professor of entomology Susan Paskewitz recently reiterated this in an interview on Wisconsin Public Radio, talking in particular about ticks.

  • SHESHE Performs at Brick Lot Pub

    June 6, SHESHE performs at the Brick Lot Pub in Sturgeon Bay at 10 pm with special guest The Bent Elbows. Madison based female original rock trio, SHESHE, makes their first trip to Door County.

  • The Nicks Return for the Summer

    After a winter hiatus, The Nicks – featuring Nick Hoover and Nick Steingart – come back together to perform another summer season throughout Door County beginning at The Garage at Husby’s in Sister Bay on May 30 from 7:30 – 10:30 pm.

  • Danielle French at The Cookery

    June 5, Danielle French, a nomadic singer/songwriter based out of Calgary, Alberta, will perform at The Cookery in Fish Creek at 7 pm. French is an award-winning singer/songwriter who has toured extensively throughout North America and participates regularly in Holiday Music Motel writing intensives.

  • Two Democratic Candidates Air Issues

    Two Democratic contenders were introduced at a May 22 meeting of the Door County Democratic Party at the Sturgeon Bay Library. Both said the Republican incumbents they’re running against are out of touch with the voters of northeastern Wisconsin.

  • 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.

  • Beginning Is Half the Battle

    In the few weeks since my initial “Good To Be Back” post, I was ecstatic to receive some story ideas from various readers. Though I never really requested it, if there’s a golf topic on your mind or a story you’d like me to dive into, pass your thoughts along to golf@ppulse.

  • Going for Par in Pink

    June 1 marks the date for the 6th Pink Classic Golf Tournament held at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club near Egg Harbor. The annual event benefits the Sue Baldwin Fund, supporting breast cancer awareness, screening, treatment and care for Door County men and women who have an economic need.

  • Day Classes at The Clearing

    Naturalist Paul Regnier will discuss this easy, life-long hobby of birding on June 17 at The Clearing for “Birding Basics and More.” The class will start off with the basics of bird watching equipment, field guides, techniques, documentation of sightings and new technologies.

  • “Exploring Mozart’s Don Giovanni” at Bjِrklunden

    From June 22 – 27, Lawrence University’s Björklunden offers the seminar “Exploring Mozart’s Don Giovanni” with Michael Mizrahi and Erica Scheinberg This seminar will explore the music, history and politics of one of Mozart’s most fascinating and challenging works, Don Giovanni (1787), an opera that intriguingly mixes comedy and tragedy in its depiction of a relentless and unrepentant rake.

  • Register Now for Folk Festival

    The Door County Folk Festival (DCFF), this year scheduled for July 9 to 13, presents a fun-filled, educational dance/music weekend that attracts hundreds of participants from around the U.

  • New Business Loan Program Launched

    The spirit of entrepreneurism that exists in Door County has a new partner called COIN, which stands for Community Opportunity Investment Network.

  • Free Museum Day in Ephraim

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation, celebrating its 65th anniversary, will offer a free museum day on June 20 from 11 am to 4 pm. All five of the Ephraim Historical Foundation Museums – Anderson Barn Museum, Anderson Store, Pioneer School, Goodletson Cabin and Iverson House – will be open to the public free of charge.

  • ‘Dr. Zhivago’ Singalong at Woodwalk

    Woodwalk Gallery will present their 6th annual Fractured Classic: Sing-Along Dr. Zhivago OR Leaving On A Slow Train. Kimberly Jensen will led with the audience singing-along on “500 Miles,” “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine,” “Mockingbird,” and more.

  • Pen Players Announce 79th Season Cast

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces cast members for its 79th season, running June 17 through October 19. The mix of plays includes a world première comedy, a classic thriller, a frighteningly funny farce, the Midwest première of a Civil War drama and a musical featuring a music icon.

  • Spots Available for Birch Creek Programs

    Birch Creek is accepting applications for summer study in Percussion & Steel Band, Symphony, Jazz (two sessions) and Vocal Jazz (new for 2014). Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

  • Improved Seating for Door Shakespeare

    Door Shakespeare recently received partial funding from the Raibrook Foundation for the purchase of new, weather-grade risers with guardrails for the audience seating area.

  • Listen to Jazz Guitar at Bjِrklunden

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host a concert on June 1 at 1:30 pm. The Lawrence Jazz Guitar Studio [LJGC] is happy to return to The Bjِrklunden concert series.

  • Work Projects at Cana Island Lighthouse

    Being a lighthouse keeper was not a 9-to-5 job. A typical tour of duty began before dusk and continued well past dawn. The keeper tended to routine, but essential duties, made repairs as needed, and was always prepared to respond to any emergency, including shipwrecks.

  • Presentation for Amateur Astronomers

    A naturalist-led wildflower hike at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay will be offered on June 1 and 2 at the Ida Bay Forest. Both hikes will be gentle rambles in search of wildflowers and last about an hour Meet at the Collins Learning Center for both hikes.

  • Take a Bluebird Monitoring Hike

    Join volunteer naturalists Marilyn Hansotia and Bob Judd along the Monarch Trail during weekly bluebird monitoring hikes at Newport State Park. These hikes continue every Wednesday at 10 am, from June 4 through late July.

  • Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Weekend is June 7 & 8

    Wisconsin’s annual free fishing weekend is June 7 & 8. Like everywhere else in Wisconsin, the public is invited to cast a line without a license or trout stamp.

  • Two- and Three-Dimensional Art

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery, Fish Creek, is spotlighting the art of Dianne Saron and Mary Collette, featured artists for May 31 through June 6.

  • Edgewood Artist Wins Prestigious Award

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries glass artist Audrey Handler is a recipient of the 2014 Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award. Handler has exhibited her blown glass at Edgewood Orchard for 31 years.

  • Nature Mosaics

    Drawn to where water meets land and sky meets waves, Joseph Kaftan works primarily from photographs of the outdoors he takes throughout the Pacific Northwest and around Lake Michigan.

  • Lost in the Debate

    In recent years, the battle surrounding legal recognition of same-sex marriages and civil unions has grabbed headlines. Voices from the political and religious arenas have had their say.

  • Prose Writing Group Begins

    Write On, Door County announces the inception of a Creative Prose Writers Group. Designed to offer both support and constructive critique for writers focused on prose, the group will be limited to six members.

  • Keep Track of Your Reading

    The Door County Library Summer Reading Program is now underway. From June 1 to August 15, toddlers through 8th graders can keep track of their own reading, their reading to others or when they are read to, and use those hours to collect reading incentives at their local Door County library.

  • Have A Good Story?

    Door Shakespeare and Write On, Door County has extended the deadline for their storytelling event. They are accepting submissions for their storytelling collaboration until June 1.

  • Join the Readers Rampant

    On June 10 at 2:30 pm, Readers Rampant Book Club of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library will meet to discuss And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.