Volume 20, Issue 23 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Regional Champs

    On June 6, Gibraltar High School’s baseball team won the Regional Championship with a 10-4 win over Reedsville. Members of the Gibraltar’s baseball team are: Austin Bauldry, Connor Brennan, Jack Brennan, Ernie Erickson, Alex Janisse, Kyle Keehan, Nick Kita, Anthony Laughlin, Bradley Prust, Jared Reinhardt, Matthew Scharrig, Benjamin Snell, Doug Smrz, Austin Tanck, Michael Weborg, Cameron Zak and Nicholas Zielke.

  • Cyclists Ready?

    The 26th annual Ride for Nature is June 14, and starts and finishes at the Door County Beer Festival in Baileys Harbor. The ride includes fully supported routes of 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles on the scenic back roads of the county.

  • Register to Run

    Running Green for Crossroads 5th annual trail run is an outdoor event for all runners and walkers of all levels, including fathers and their children.

Days of Paddling

    Year Six of the Annual Washington Island Canoe & Kayak Event launches June 13, 14, and 15. The full day Sea Kayak Symposium is offered for beginner and intermediate paddlers.

  • Rules of the Road

    On June 21, the Door County Sail and Power Squadron (DCS&PS) presents the seminar “Rules of the Road.” This seminar provides an explanation with examples of the 37 Rules of the Road for both the U.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, results and schedule

  • 2014 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings, results and schedule

  • 2014 Nor-Door Little League

    Standings, results and schedule

  • High School Spring Athletics

    STURGEON BAY Girls Soccer June 12 – Sectional @ New Holstein, 7 pm June 14 – Sectional Championship @ New Holstein, 4 pm (dependent on the June 12 game) For up to date tournament information, visit

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, results and schedule

  • Be Agreeable

    If civility represents the space between people, then being agreeable is the gold standard of civil behavior. People who are agreeable generally have positive regard for others: are warm, generous, affectionate and pleasant to be around.

  • I’m Turning into My Father

    My dad is the hardest worker I know, although I might have a bias. He came from immigrant stock and was never handed anything in his life. He worked his way from sweeping up the pressroom of a printing company to general manager of a (different) printing company.

  • The Strange Saga of Abraham Penny and Florence (not the actress) Henderson

    [Amid the Peninsula Pulse being on the upswing for the season, wrapping up the next issue of Door County Living magazine, and my personal household relocation that seems as though it will never end, I asked my wife, Barb, what column she would like to see me reprint.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:30pm

    In honor of the Door County Beer Festival and Homebrewing Championship taking place Saturday, June 14, in Baileys Harbor, we present some beery facts.

  • Snakes of Door County

    One of my greatest pleasures in life is leading people to study nature in the great outdoors. Trees and shrubs, wildflowers, rocks and fossils, birds, dragonflies and damselflies, butterflies and others are eagerly searched for, studied and admired.

  • Elevate Gardening Success

    Don’t let a sore back, bad knees or lousy soil stop you from gardening. Elevate your garden for easier access and better gardening results. The simple act of creating a raised bed improves drainage in heavy clay soil.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:21pm

    One of the fastest retreating glaciers is Jakobshavn Isbrae in West Greenland, which has been in retreat since the mid-1990s. Here’s a little quiz to test your knowledge of Greenland’s glaciers.

  • Calling All Weed Warriors

    Volunteers from the Newport Wilderness Society will be working to control Garlic Mustard through the month of June every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning at Newport State Park from 9 am until noon.

  • Third Grade Gardeners

    On June 2, despite fog and imminent rain, the Door County Master Gardeners (DCMG) hosted 56 third graders from area schools for their annual youth program.

  • Wingin’ It

    The 20-mile an hour northerly winds on Sunday, June 8, may have kept some pilots away, but the Bay Flyers put on quite an aerial display anyway at its first of four public flying exhibitions of radio-controlled aircraft planned for this summer at its airfield behind the Peninsular Agricultural Station just north of Sturgeon Bay on Hwy 42.

  • Volunteer Voices

    There are probably no words more confusing for parents to hear than those. Well, maybe “I’m majoring in Folklore and Mythology” (an actual degree from Harvard), but really…nonprofit leadership? When I went to college, there certainly wasn’t a major like that.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:02pm

    Friday the 13th holds no sinister associations for Raggi. He began his positive new life on May 12 when he was surrendered to the Humane Society. One of the many “cats from across the water” – a large group of cats surrendered from an overwhelmed owner on Washington Island – Raggi is settled into cat colony #2 at DCHS.

  • 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.

  • YMCA Celebrates Father’s Day

    On June 15, the Door County YMCA joins the nation in celebrating Father’s Day and recognizing the impact fathers and adult male role models make in children’s lives.

  • Job Club Held Every Monday

    The Door County Job Center, located within the offices of We Are HOPE, Inc., hosts Job Club every Monday at 1 pm. Job seekers come together to discuss new job opportunities, employment search techniques, challenges and share job leads.

  • Community Invited to Lansing Avenue Center’s Ribbon Cutting

    The Door County YMCA welcomes the community to the ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Lansing Avenue Center on June 16. The ceremony takes place at 10 am at 876 South Lansing Ave.

  • Zion Lutheran Church Celebrates 125 Years

    On June 22, Zion Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport will be thanking the Lord Jesus for its 125th year of existence. After the 9:45 am worship service on that Sunday, Zion will celebrate less formally with a picnic on the church grounds.

  • Altrusa Club Receives Grant for Back-to-School Fair

    Altrusa Club of Door County received a $2,500 grant from Walmart. The grant will be used to purchase grade-specific school supplies for the Club’s upcoming Back-to-School Fair.

  • 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.

  • Free Self Defense Seminar

    Young women, ages 16 to 24, are invited to a free seminar to learn about self defense and self protection on June 26, 5 – 8 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA Program Center.

  • Waffle Breakfast on June 29

    The Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation will hold a waffle breakfast on June 29, 9 am – 1 pm, at the Belgian Heritage Center, 1255 County Road DK, Brussels.

  • Annual Fundraiser Discussed at Next Christ Child Society Meeting

    Christ Child Society’s June luncheon meeting takes place at Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center on June 30 at 12:30 pm. The annual fundraiser will be discussed.

  • Guided Tours at St. Norbert College

    St. Norbert College is offering student-guided campus tours and giving students and their families a chance to meet with staff from the office of admissions during Wisconsin Private College Week, July 14 – 18.

  • Seeking Vendors for Cherry Fest

    The 20th annual Cherry Fest, sponsored by the Jacksonport Historical Society (JHS), is planned for Aug. 2. Potential vendors should submit their applications as soon as possible.

  • Dale Seaquist Named Grand Marshal of Olde Ellison Bay Days Parade

    Kim Shumway, president of the Ellison Bay Service Club, announced Dale Seaquist has agreed to serve as Grand Marshal of the 2014 Olde Ellison Bay Days parade on June 28.

  • USDA Announces No Down Payment Home Loan Program

    With the help of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s No Down Payment home loan programs, dreams of homeownership may come true.

  • We Are HOPE to Upgrade IT Equipment

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded We Are HOPE, Inc. a Sustainability Grant to upgrade its office IT equipment. The word “HOPE” in the organization’s title is an acronym for “Helping Others Prosper and Excel.

  • Annual YMCA Campaign Reaches Goal

    The Door County YMCA thank the many donors and community volunteers whose generosity and hard work raised $500,884 to support the Annual Campaign (formerly known as Strong Kids).

  • Introducing Cornucopia North

    The Savory Spoon Cooking School announces they have partnered with Cornucopia Kitchen Shop in Sturgeon Bay to expand their offerings in the Savory Spoon Marketplace.

  • Grant Awarded to Bay Shipbuilding

    Governor Scott Walker recently approved a $2,309,022 Harbor Assistance Program grant award to Bay Shipbuilding for construction of a new dock wall to allow for the docking of large vessels for maintenance and construction.

  • New Lighthouse Wine Released

    Orchard Country Winery & Market will release the seventh edition of its Door County Lighthouse wine series on June 13. The new release features the Sturgeon Bay Canal Pierhead Lighthouse and local photographer Daniel Anderson.

  • SkipperBud’s Boat Show at Harbor Club Marina

    From June 20 through 22, the Harbor Club Marina, at 133 North Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay, will host the annual SkipperBud’s Sturgeon Bay Boat Show. This boat show has more than $10 million in new, used and brokerage inventory on display.

  • Women in Business To Discuss Gun Safety

    Door County Women in Business will meet on June 26 at 5:30 pm at the Peninsula Gun Club, 3702 Juddville Road, Fish Creek. The topic of meeting is Gun Safety, Living with Guns in Our Society.

  • Robert Cera Elected to WBA Chair

    Robert J. Cera, president and CEO of Baylake Bank, Sturgeon Bay was elected to serve as the 2014-2015 chair of the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA).

  • Shop the Online Cheese Store

    Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese is open for business in Egg Harbor, and at their online cheese store, Choose from a variety of Wisconsin artisan cheeses that are hand selected by their cheesemongers.

  • Harbor Ridge Winery Wins Wine Medals

    During the last three years, Harbor Ridge Winery has continued to achieve recognition at the Tasters Guild International Competition. At this year’s event, all four of their entries earned medals.


    No matter the weather, Cave Point County Park is a sight to see, just ask these wet and windblown ladies: (left to right) Deb Kirk, Maureen Furjanic, Nancy Schoenfeld, Sharon McKeown, and Gail McGuire.

  • Congratulations to Tracey Anschutz

    What girl – young or old – needs a mall? Patricia Shoppe has clothing, shoes, and accessories for all! Wander in and you’ll be saying, ‘Oh cute!’ There to help you is Tracey Anschutz.

  • Summit Hits New Heights with Union Series

    Meridian Session Ale, a Belgian-style session ale from Summit Brewing Co. of St. Paul, Minn., is part of the brewery’s Union Series, a limited edition series that will use “the latest hops and malts in the industry.

  • The Cheese Insider

    This weekend Baileys Harbor is hosting the third annual Door County Beer Festival. Each year this popular event has grown, just like the craft beer movement here in America.

  • Article posted Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:03am

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m 13 and my mom and dad won’t let me watch movies that are rated R, but all my friends are watching rated R movies. Last week, my friend had a sleepover and everyone wanted to watch The Conjuring – rated R.

  • 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, June 12, 2014 10:57am

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Learn about the Fire of 1871

    The June 19th Gibraltar Talks program is “Memories of the Fire of 1871.” Learn the hardships faced by our neighboring townspeople, in a fire that consumed more than 1,000,000 acres in Northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan.

  • Mark Moran Visits Heritage Village for Appraisals

    The Heritage Village at Big Creek opens for the season on June 15. The public is invited to experience early life in Door County with blacksmithing demonstrations, music, ice cream social, and guest presenters sharing education in the rural schools, fashions of the 19th century, early funeral practices and cultural heritage programs.

  • Historic Style Show at Fish Creek’s Old Town Hall

    The Gibraltar Historical Association (GHA) of Fish Creek is hosting another Historic Style Show at the Fish Creek Old Town Hall. This style show is connected to GHA’s current exhibit, “A Glimpse of Old Fish Creek.

  • Diverse Seminars at Bjِrklunden

    From July 6 until July 11, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering these seminars: “Collision: The Conquest and Colonization of Latin America” with Jake Frederick and “Take Me Out to the Ball Game: The Mythology, Allure and Evolution of the Game We Love” with Steve Landfried.

  • Notable Guest Chefs at Savory Spoon

    On June 14, Savory Spoon welcomes Sara Hill from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board for a very special “Wisconsin’s Best of the Best.” The menu will be paired with a variety of beer and Island Orchard Cider.

  • Birch Cottage Opens at Corner of the Past

    On June 21, The Corner of the Past in Sister Bay will open Birch Cottage for the public to tour. This little cottage was donated by Liberty Park Lodge and has been refitted with appropriate furnishings to take visitors back to a time when conversation, games and easy living were hallmarks of good living in Door County.

  • Have Photos of These People?

    Door County Historical Museum is celebrating its 75th birthday this year. How was it promoted in its earlier years? In 1949, museum curator Harry Dankoler held several contests for the Door County Historical Museum.

  • Learn History of Smoked Fish Business

    At the June 16th meeting of the Liberty Grove Historical Society, Charles Voight and his son Chris will relate the history of their smoked fish business in Gills Rock, including an account of the “smoked fish” process.

  • A Duo Concert of Organ and Violin

    Ken Cowan, one of North America’s finest concert organists and recording artists, returns to Door County in collaboration with violinist Lisa Shihoten in concert at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church on June 15 at 7 pm.

  • “The Belgian Detective” at The Depot

    Rogue Theater brings The Belgian Detective back to the stage at The Depot Performing Arts Center, June 19 through July 6. When Carol Lyons and her husband, Tom, moved to a small log cabin in Southern Door in the fall of 1994, she spent the winter writing what was intended to be a murder mystery radio play, and The Belgian Detective came to life.

  • Baileys Harbor Zip Line OK’d

    The Peninsula Room of the Door County Government Center looked like a Baileys Harbor reunion the night of June 4 when a public hearing was held by the Door County Board of Adjustment (BOA) on a proposed zip line for Baileys Harbor.

  • Birch Creek Concert Season Begins June 19

    Birch Creek launches the 2014 concert season on June 19 with A Drumming Mosaic, showcasing the Birch Creek Percussion and Steelpan Faculty. The concert begins at 8 pm, with student ensemble prelude music at 7:30 in the gazebo.

  • Off On a Bear Hunt

    Peninsula State Park is offering a kids bear hunt workshop on June 13, 11 am – 12 pm. Bears, the teddy-bear kind, are waiting in the woods for a special BBFF (bear’s best forever friend) to find them.

  • Wedding Belles

      Ann Rifenberg’s daughter was crying when she called her mother from Ohio late in the afternoon of Friday, June 6. “She was sobbing.

  • Heritage Village Opens June 15

    The Door County Historical Society will open their Heritage Village at Big Creek on June 15 with a band concert and ice cream social. The Peninsula Symphonic Band, a 50-member ensemble under the direction of Paula Eggert, will play a variety of popular tunes beginning at 2 pm, and village tours will be offered between 1:30 and 3:30 pm.

  • Time to Learn about Lichen

    Often overlooked and underappreciated, lichens are fascinating organisms that make a huge contribution to forest biomass and functioning. Mary Bartowiak of the UW – Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium will explore the world of lichen on June 19 at 7 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Variety of Hikes at Newport

    Geology hikes, bluebird monitoring hikes and tree identification is in store at Newport State Park. On June 14, 9 am – 12 pm, Jack Travis will lead a geology hike with Jack Travis.

  • Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Confirmed

    A certified arborist was doing right-of-way work on Cottage Row south of Fish Creek on May 28 when he saw the tell-tale D-shaped exit holes of the dreaded Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in ash trees on private property.

  • Camp for Tiny Tot Horse Enthusiasts

    Rainbow Ridge Farm is proud to offer summer day camp for tiny tots on July 10, 9 to 11:30 am. As an extension of Forward Farm (Manitowoc, Wis.), Rainbow Ridge is comprised of experienced instructors and an array of safe lesson horses to make the farm experience ideal.

  • Bring Dad to Egg Harbor Fun Park this Weekend

    Bring dad to Egg Harbor Fun Park this Father’s Day weekend. The Egg Harbor Fun Park has four batting cages, dual zipline racer by Gravity Trails, a long zipline course with a climbing wall, two inflatables in the Bounce Zone, Jump Shot Trampoline Basketball, Water Wars Water Balloon area, single or double seat go-karts, mini-golf and an arcade.

  • Folk Rock Icons Perform at DCA

    On June 20, two of the most iconic voices of 1960s folk-rock music will join forces for a one-of-a-kind concert at Door Community Auditorium (DCA). Don McLean and Judy Collins both carved their names into the American musical landscape with anthems that came to define a generation.

  • Jonny Lang Kicks Off Sunset Concert Series

    The Peg Egan PAC’s Sunset Concert Series begins with headliner Jonny Lang on June 22 at 7 pm. Sixteen years ago, at the age of 16, Jonny Lang found incredible success with the release of his major label debut album Lie To Me.

  • GuruGanesha Band on the Main Stage at TAP

    Music on the Main Stage at Third Avenue Playhouse presents the GuruGanesha Band with Hans Christian on June 19 at 7 pm. The GuruGanesha Band’s style of world-groovy mantra rock has been the talk of the yoga/consciousness community ever since the group’s inaugural tour in 2012 and their 2013 debut album, A Thousand Suns.

  • Fairland Bluegrass Returns to The Depot

    Fairland Bluegrass Band returns to The Depot Performing Arts Center on June 20 at 7:30 pm. Band founder Dan Rass is a forty-year veteran of the music scene.

  • Sounds of Bluegrass at Camp Zion

    The sounds of bluegrass music will fill the air this June at Camp Zion, north of Ellison Bay. “Bluegrass Camp on Door Bluff” is open to all June 13 – 15.

  • Dan Navarro Performs in Woodwalk Concert Series

    Dan Navarro will perform as part of the Woodwalk Concert Series on July 18 at 7:30 pm. For more than twenty-five years, Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a varied career.

  • Start ‘em Young

    Golf can be an expensive hobby. Just about any way you slice it, pun intended, weekly trips to the fairways can rack up quite the bill. This has become the fretful realization of my first few weeks in New York.

  • Golf that Gives

    Tickets are available for the second annual Bill Boettcher Dinner & Golf Event, presented by Horseshoe Bay Golf Club and the Door County Community Foundation.

  • Golf League Results

    League results from around the county.

  • First of the Season

    Charles L. Peterson’s show will be the first of Cottage Row Gallery’s special events for 2014. The show opens June 14 with a “meet the artist” reception from 10 am to 1 pm.

  • Afternoon with the Artist

    Blue Dolphin House and BHD Studio welcome watercolorist Ratindra Das on June 21, 1 – 4 pm, as guest artist in the gardens. Das will sign his new book, Watercolor Beyond Obvious Reality, and will demonstrate his watercolor style.

  • Artists and Hors d’Oeuvres

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries will host a reception for Exhibit II on June 14 from 4 – 7 pm. This exhibit features the artwork of painters Michele Dangelo and John A.

  • Artwork Needed

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is asking for artists to submit an image that evokes the importance, influence and vitality of women and girls in our community.

  • Salute to Lighthouses

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery salutes the Door County Lighthouse Festival with a special display of photographs and paintings of local lighthouses, June 14 – 20 at the Top of the Hill Shops, Highway 42, Fish Creek.

  • A Manhattan Show

    Bren Sibilsky, an Algoma artist, was recently juried into the Manhattan Arts International show, Celebrate The Healing Power of Art 2014. The show’s purpose is to promote the idea that art heals by transforming one’s physiological state and perception.

  • Pastel Month

    June is "pastel month" and every Saturday of the month, from 10 – 11 am, Artists Guild will offer in-store demos for different pastel media. The demo for pan pastels is June 7, June 14 is an oil pastel demo, June 21 is for pastel pencils and June 28 will be a stencil demo.

  • Artisan Open House

    Lily Bay Lakeshore Artisans will host an open house from June 13 to 15 from 10 am to 5 pm. The open house includes work from: a mother-daughter team, two professionals, a recycler and a photographer with a charitable beginning for Habitat for Humanity.

  • Functional, Hardwood Art

    Featured at Jacksonport Craft Cottage is a new selection of hand turned wood pieces including pieced trivets, pieced wood bowls, and bowls created from one single piece of wood.

  • How to Write Every Day

    Write On, Door County announces a special class for aspiring prose writers, “Write It Short for the Long Haul,” taught by novelist Susan Gloss. The class will be offered June 21, 9 am – noon.

  • A Belgian Mystery

    The Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and the Belgians take the spotlight again in Hot Fudge Frame-Up, book 2 in the Fudge Shop Mystery Series set in Door County.

  • Nature, Modernity and Self

    The Door County Maritime Museum and Write On, Door County partner to present a special presentation by performance poet Moheb Soliman on June 24, 7 pm, in the Reddin Room, Door County Maritime Museum, 120 N.

  • “Door Way” Distribution

    Door way: the People in the Landscape by Norbert Blei is now being distributed by the University of Wisconsin Press. Weaving a tapestry of lives and landscapes, past and present, earth and water, Norbert Blei celebrates the unique heritage of Door County.

  • Steel Bridge Songfest 2014 Schedule of Events

    The tenth annual Steel Bridge Songfest will once again rock Sturgeon Bay, June 12 – 15, with a record number of songwriters and bands performing at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city.

  • A Windy Workshop

    A sold-out group partook in artist Tom Nachreiner’s workshop May 31 and June 1. We enjoyed the first day as we painted on the Geisel farm and at the country home of the DeNoto's.

  • Five Objects Inspire Multiple Paintings

    June 7, the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek hosted a Gallery Talk with five artists showing in their current exhibit: “Five Objects of Inspiration.

  • Fyr Bal Celebrates Fifty Years

    Ephraim explodes with summer excitement at the 50th Annual Fyr Bal Festival (pronounced ‘fear ball’), taking place on a new weekend – June 21. The festival re-creates traditions of early Norwegians celebrating Midsummer’s Eve.

  • Write On and Door Shakespeare Host Storytelling Event

    As long as human beings have used words, they have told stories, and these stories did not begin with letters on a page or stone, but with the sound of a voice.

  • The True History of Potawatomi State Park

    Driving through Potawatomi State Park garnered a different feel than the Peninsula State Park I am so used to up north. The roads were a bit more rustic and a bit more bent.

  • Belgian Rose Ripens Into Wild Cherry

    What first caught my eye as I approached the Sturgeon Bay shop’s open door was the rather unorthodox flower display on its front step: there, delicate yellow blossoms were rising up – between the handles of a dirt-filled purse.

  • Louise Goffin Wishes You a ‘Good Life’

    Not many things are better than finding a record that makes you feel like old friends within a couple of listens. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it usually happens like this: You play it the first time and it’s so good that it all seems vaguely familiar, so you play it a second time and hear even more detail and richness in the words and music.

  • Ephraim Historical Foundation Hosts Free Museum Day

    In 1949, Helen Sohns received word that the Village of Ephraim planned to sell the one-room schoolhouse where she once taught. “So she got together a group of friends and they raised money within a week or two and purchased [the schoolhouse] and that is our first museum,” smiles Thea Sophia Thompson.

  • We Have Fun, Too

    A classical music concert is generally perceived to be a rather serious affair. Dress clothes must be worn, clapping must only occur at proper intervals, and high standards are constantly expected of musicians.

  • American Life in Poetry: Column 468

    Here’s another lovely poem to honor the caregivers among us. Amy Fleury lives and teaches in Louisiana.