Volume 20, Issue 26 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Satellite Will Measure CO2

    NASA successfully launched its first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide on July 2. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) soon will begin a minimum two-year mission to locate Earth’s sources of and storage places for atmospheric carbon dioxide, the leading human-produced greenhouse gas responsible for warming our world and a critical component of the planet’s carbon cycle.

  • 2014 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    2014 Women’s Double Header League Softball Standings

  • Wolf Hunt Quota Set

    The Natural Resources Board on June 25 approved the 2014 Wisconsin wolf season quota of 156 as proposed by the Department of Natural Resources Wolf Advisory Committee.

  • Strivers in Florida

    The YMCA Strivers Gymnastic Team is sending nine girls to the YMCA Gymnastic National Championships in Tampa, Florida. The competition will run July 1 – 4 at the Tampa Convention Center.

  • Start July 4th with a Run

    Start Independence Day with the Hairpin 5K Run/Walk, taking place July 4 at 8 am in Fish Creek. The proceeds benefit Gibraltar Area School through the Friends of Gibraltar school enrichment and experiential learning projects.

  • Waves Take Second

    The DC Waves soccer team played in the Green Bay Invitational Tournament held Father’s Day weekend. The team took second place in their U16 division. Pictured: (Top row, left to right) Logan Carstens-Sandin, Robbie Hohlfelder, Jordan Anthony, Millar Minahan, Alec Fischer, Tommy Safranski, Brandon Forbes, Erik Bosman, Nathan Cole, Connor Sannito, (bottom row) Jacob Cater, Jimmy McInerney, and Jakob Littler.

  • Waves Take Second

    The DC Waves soccer team played in the Green Bay Invitational Tournament held Father’s Day weekend. The team took second place in their U16 division. Pictured: (Top row, left to right) Logan Carstens-Sandin, Robbie Hohlfelder, Jordan Anthony, Millar Minahan, Alec Fischer, Tommy Safranski, Brandon Forbes, Erik Bosman, Nathan Cole, Connor Sannito, (bottom row) Jacob Cater, Jimmy McInerney, and Jakob Littler.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Door County League Baseball Standings.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:13pm

    Why do bumblebees buzz? Workers in Britain recorded and analyzed 1,289 buzzes from several species of bumblebee (Genus Bombus). It turns out that bumblebees have two distinct buzzes.

  • Green Eggs and Sustainability

    The Wisconsin Department of Tourism welcomes the Village of Egg Harbor as a certified member of its Travel Green Wisconsin (TGW) program. This program furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability.

  • Reduce, Reuse, E-Cycle

    Protect your identity and the environment by bringing old electronics to Door County Habitat for Humanity Restore’s (DCHHR) free electronic-recycling event on July 19 from 9 am – 1 pm at the Brussels Community Center, 1366 Junction Road.

  • Protect the Ozone

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to increase the options for refrigerants in the United States that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer.

  • Careful with the Fish

    New research shows a continuing decline in PCB levels in key Lake Michigan sport fish, more than 30 years after regulations on manufacture, use and disposal were put into place.

  • Stop the Spread

    Clean Boats Clean Water volunteers and Department of Natural Resources staff will be at boat launches throughout the state during the July 4th weekend helping boaters inspect their boats and learn the necessary steps to slow the spread of aquatic invasive species.

  • Treating Ash Trees

      Todd Burke, owner of Dave’s Tree Service in Egg Harbor, said the office phone has been ringing constantly since the June 10 discovery of Emerald Ash Borer in Door County.

  • Pride of the Hansons

      Family is a powerful thing. Individuals may die and their influence fade away, but families go on and on and on.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11:49am

    Whew, that was close! The Door County Humane Society is grateful a kind person found young stray Kipper running loose on the west side of Sturgeon Bay and brought him to them.

  • 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.

  • Breakfast and Education at the Haberli Farm

    Mark Haberli wants you to ask questions at the 33rd Annual Dairy Breakfast being held at his family’s farm from 6 to 11:30 am on Sunday, July 6. “I think it’s such a good opportunity to educate people,” Haberli said.

  • Breakfast with a Bloody

    “There's a picture on the wall over there of old Sister Bay,” James Larsen points out to me, “where you look down the hill and all you can see is this place and a blacksmith shop.

  • Help Feed the United Way

    In July, Sammi Rae’s Homemade in Egg Harbor will partner with United Way of Door County. For every homemade bakery item (breads, pies and cookies) sold in July, Sammi will donate 10 percent of those sales to the United Way of Door County’s annual campaign for 2014.

  • Cal Marine Officially Changes to Beacon Marine

    After a successful 42 years in business, Cal Marine of Sister Bay has officially changed its name to Beacon Marine. “We chose the name ‘Beacon Marine’ because it represents our commitment to helping guide peoples’ boat-buying decisions, so they ultimately purchase the right boat for their specific wants and needs.

  • Go On An Independence Day Kayak Tour

    Celebrate the Fourth of July by joining Door County Kayak Tours for cave and bluff tours on the pristine coastline of the Peninsula. Break out your best red, white and blue outfit with your family and friends; the customer with the most patriotic outfit will receive a free Door County Kayak Tour DriFit Shirt.

  • Door Pen Winery Wins Wine Medals

    Three of Door Peninsula Winery’s (DPW’s) wines won medals at the 34th annual San Francisco International Wine Competition. DPW’s Blackberry wine was awarded a double-gold medal, while its Chaos White and Panacea Peach varieties each received a silver medal.

  • Who’s Got Spirit?

    Miss Door County’s Outstanding Teen Sophia Pollman competed at the Miss Wisconsin Pageant, June 18 – 22, in Oshkosh. Nineteen young women voted for one another for the Spirit Award, an award presented to a young woman who exemplifies and embodies the core values of the Miss America Organization: confidence, compassion, joy and a zest for life.

  • Lily Bay Offers Soap-making Classes

    Ann, the soap guru at Lily Bay Soap Company, will present two soap-making demonstrations on July 5. Each class will include a short lecture on soap making followed by a demonstration on how to make cold-process soap.

  • Linden Centre Earns International Recognition

    The Linden Centre, developed by Linden Gallery owners Brian and Jeanee Linden, has again received international recognition as being one of the top travel destinations in China.

  • 2012 Cherry Season Still Haunts

    John Zettel opened the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Cherry Growers (WCG) at The Log Den in Egg Harbor on June 30 with the answer to the burning question that everyone has been asking – When are the cherries going to be ripe? “Generally, mid-July to mid-August,” Zettel said is the answer he has been giving to the oft-asked question.

  • Safety in Early Detection

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs on July 13 at 4 pm with a presentation on prostate cancer.

  • Eric Natwick Leads Camp Compass

    Eric Natwick was recently named the new Youth & Teen Development Director at the Door County YMCA. He will head up a few of the Camp Compass Summer Camps, like T-ball, tennis, Otumba Park Half Day Camp and Sports-of-all-Sorts in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Strike Up the Band!

    Meredith Willson captured the essence and excitement of a marching band in the first stanza of the great centerpiece song of The Music Man, Willson’s brilliant musical fairy tale of a con man who meets his match in River City, Iowa.

  • PMF Scholarship Recipient

    The Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) has selected Josefa Kielar, senior at Southern Door High School, as the recipient of their college scholarship. She will attend Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, this fall.

  • Student Accepted at Birch Creek

    Sevastopol High School student and flautist Samantha Spohn will attend the Symphony session at Birch Creek Music Performance Center from June 29 to July 12.

  • Breakfast and Education at the Haberli Farm

    Mark Haberli wants you to ask questions at the 33rd Annual Dairy Breakfast being held at his family’s farm from 6 to 11:30 am on Sunday, July 6.

  • Brats Build Homes for Birds

    The Open Door Bird Sanctuary will host a brat fry on July 4 & 6, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the BP gas station – Welsing’s Foodland – on Highway 57 in Valmy.

  • Exhibit Registration

    Pre-registration deadline for Open Class Exhibit Entries for the Door County Fair is July 17 at 4:30 pm. Open Class Exhibitors is open to all residents of Door County with no age limitations.

  • A Stroll Through the Gardens

    On July 10, from 10 am – 4 pm, the Sister Bay Historical Society invites the community to spend “A Day in the Garden” at four gardens in Sister Bay and one in Baileys Harbor during this year’s Sister Bay Garden Walk.

  • Firepits and the Fourth of July

    Of all the federal holidays throughout the year, I enjoy the Fourth of July most of all. At Christmas we’re expected to go shopping and buy things for each other.

  • The Power of An Apology

    Almost like magic, a genuine apology offered and accepted has the power to repair harm and to restore damaged relationships, be they on a small, intimate scale between two people, or on a grand scale, between groups of people, even nations.

  • Helping to Heal

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) enters a new stage of community outreach with the addition of a shelter chaplain as well as quarterly discussions about pet loss and bereavement.

  • Fourth of July

    20 - Number of cents higher for the national average price of gas than on July 4, 2013.

  • Baltimore Checkerspot

    Having worked with various groups in the field during the past 50 years, I continue to be amazed at the incredibly large number of butterflies on the wing during much of June.

  • Welcome Home Zach

    Zach Roberton and his family were recently guests of Operation Welcome Homes of Door County. Operation Welcome Homes provides Iraqi and Afghan U. S. soldier vets and their families with free vacations with their family.

  • Acting Out

    Rogue Theater announces an adult acting class, presented by Spencer Milligan, will be held Tuesday 7 – 10 pm, from July 22 – Aug. 12. This “Actors Lab” will focus on dramatic performances, and all scenes will be selected from theatre, film, and television and the actors will receive a DVD of their final performance.

  • Jazz at the Hill

    Big Hill Regency House, an independent senior living community, will host a free, outdoor concert on July 17, from 3 – 4:30 pm. The concert will be held under the parking pavilion at the front entrance of the building.

  • Musical Experience in the Manor

    The Midsummer Music Festival is coming back to the Ellison Bay Manor on July 6 at 3 pm, with Door County’s widely acclaimed classical chamber group performing.

  • Koine in the Park

    St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church has arranged to have the Koine Christian Music Band play at Martin Park on July 10 at 6:30 pm. The concert is open for everyone to listen to their unique take on familiar Christian hymns.

  • The Bones Come to Life at Heritage Village

    The Bone Boys will once again perform in concert at Heritage Village at Big Creek on July 6 at 2 pm. The Bone Boys, also known as the Door County Trombone Ensemble, began performing in 1988.

  • Ole Blue Takes a “Joyride”

    Birch Creek concertgoers are sure to be pleased at the concert on June 27 at 8 pm, Comedy and Pops, featuring a song titled “Joyride” that was composed by Birch Creek’s Percussion Program Director Ben Wahlund.

  • Fun and Folly at TAP

    Stage Door Theatre Company presents Talley’s Folley, a romantic comedy by Lanford Wilson, through July 25 at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. The play features Drew Brhel and Amy Ensign.

  • Family Discovery Trail Open

    The Ridges Family Discovery Trail made its debut on June 25, welcoming 60 children from the Door County YMCA to try out the ten interactive stations along the trail.

  • The Father (Yes, Father!) of the American Flag

    All Americans, from a very early age, know about Betsy Ross stitching up the first flag for our country (reportedly at the behest of George Washington).

  • Q&A: Questions & Artists – Shelby Keefe

    This is part two of my interview with award-winning and nationally known artist Shelby Keefe. Her work can be seen in multiple galleries throughout the United States and in her own Milwaukee gallery, The Urban Sanctuary.

  • Pitching Pottery with Patsy Stierna

    Recently, fate sent me an opportunity to try a craft I never had before –pottery throwing. I hadn’t stuck my hands in clay since high school, but I always found it oddly pleasant and was eager for the excuse to do so again.

  • Norbert Blei Scholarship Award Presented to Nora Harris

    After writer Norbert Blei died on April 23, 2013, Blei’s friend and local musician Pete Thelen was determined to find a way to honor the writer’s impact on his friends, on other writers, and on Door County itself.

  • Submerged

    It’s 9:43 on Sunday morning – my last morning at the dock and my last morning in the county. The wind is coming from the north at fifteen to twenty five knots.

  • Uncork Summer a Savory Success

    With strips of little yellow tickets in hand, we ventured onto the grassy grounds of Ellison Bay’s new event, Uncork Summer, held in conjunction with Olde Ellison Bay Days.

  • Fourth of July Live Music Highlights

    The Fourth of July means festive parades, delicious food, brilliant fireworks and great live tunes! Below are a few Fourth of July live music highlights.

  • An Evening with Ira Glass at Door Community Auditorium

    July 12, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass. Ira Glass is the host and creator of This American Life, the award-winning public radio program that draws almost 2 million listeners per week.

  • It’s a Mystery

    In the movie Shakespeare in Love the trodden theater manager Henslowe, played by actor Geoffrey Rush, enlightens a worried investor… “Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the theatre business.

  • Ridges Summer Programs

    Water enthusiasts will be happy to hear that The Ridges Sanctuary is offering guided eco-tours on both Kangaroo Lake and Clark Lake on Wednesdays, July though August.

  • Ship Seminars

    The Door County Sail and Power Squadron continues its 2014 summer seminar series on July 12 with “Marine Radar” from 9 – 11 am. Steve Rank will lead the seminar about how radar functions, radar selection, operation of the radar under various conditions; including setting of controls, display interpretation, basic navigation, and collision avoidance using radar.

  • Education and Entertainment at the Creek

    Rain, shine or buggy, programs will be offered by Crossroads at Big Creek’s summer educator Joan Wilkie in the Collins Learning Center and in the Heritage Village at Big Creek.

  • Boats and Art

    The Door County Maritime Museum Classic & Wooden Boat Festival is making its annual call for entries for boats to exhibit, the Sikaflex Boat Building Competition, the “Paint the Bay” plein air art exhibit as well as contributing items to the Boathouse Sale.

  • Forging Fun

    Forging hammer in hand, sparks flying, the village blacksmith was a magician with iron and fire. A man of metals, the “smithy” forged wheels, horseshoes, nails, blades, and tools of every shape and dimension.

  • Fun, Food, and Fireworks

    The Door County Maritime Museum will join the Gills Rock Advancement Association in celebrating Independence Day with fun, food, fireworks and the roar of cannon fire.

  • Article posted Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:11pm

    What year will the United States of America turn on the Fourth of July?

  • Congratulations to Jen Aldrich

    Is summer becoming a bore? Are you looking to do something more? Wine tasting’s a hobby, Not just for the snobby, Especially here in the Door. A good sommelier is the key, Like Jen Aldrich at Harbor Ridge Winery.

  • 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 Tuesday, July 1, 2014 11:50am

    Dear Mary Pat, An acquaintance of mine continuously has really bad breath, and it is really unbearable sometimes. To make matters worse, she is a close talker and just comes closer every time I try to discreetly back up.

  • Framed

    Happy birthday, America! This festive parade participant shows off some pride for his country.

  • Fourth of July Schedules

    2014 Fourth of July Schedules

  • The Cheese Insider

    Over the past several years I have met most of the artisan cheesemakers here in Wisconsin. They are truly a unique group of individuals that bring an artistry and skill set that set them apart in fast expanding world of artisan cheese.

  • Givin’ ‘er at Mink River Basin

    A few weeks back I mentioned a telephone call from a Madison writer who was doing a story about Door County growing into a beer destination. Here is another reason to accept that as a fact – Mink River Basin in Ellison Bay has added another 20 taps lines to its 14-tap lineup.

  • One Hot Zydeco Swamp/Blues Rock Outfit

    Celebrate the Fourth of July with Copper Box at the Woodwalk Concert Series. Well known to Door County, Copper Box has been performing more than 140 shows a year for Mardi Gras, Oktoberfest, music festivals, performing art centers, and community concerts throughout the US.

  • Jewels in a Small Forest

    The girls of Small Forest – Jeanne Kuhns, Marybeth Mattson and Pat Palmer – are playing their original music out on the patio in front of J Jeffrey Taylor on July 5, 4 – 6 pm.

  • A Restless Spirit

    The Door Community Auditorium (DCA) presents perceptive, provocative troubadour Bruce Cockburn on July 8 at 8 pm. Always a restless spirit, Cockburn is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has worked for 40 years to capture the essence of the human experience and to make that experience better whenever possible.

  • LaFave at the Peg Egan PAC

    The Peg Egan Performing Arts Center (PAC) presents Jimmy LaFave on July 6 at 7 pm. It was in the Oklahoman landscape that LaFave began to define his sound and soak up a combination of his experiences among authentic songwriters from the tradition of Woody Guthrie.

  • The Swedish Rock!

    Ministry Door County Medical Center announces its free concert series Music in the Gardens begins July 8 at 7 pm with Baskery, a Swedish alternative folk rock band.

  • A Taste of India

    Indian cooking takes the stage at the Savory Spoon Cooking School. On July 11 at 6 pm, guest chef Amy Rebhan will demonstrate how to create the full flavors of exotic spices in an Indian inspired dinner.

  • What’s it Worth?

    The Sister Bay Historical Society will welcome expert antique appraiser Mark Moran for his third appearance on July 23 at the Koessl Barn at the Corner of the Past, Highway 57 and Country Lane & Fieldcrest Road.

  • The Life and Times of Ed Minor

    On July 10, Gibraltar Talks will feature “the man who went to Washington” in “The Life and Times of Ed Minor.” Come learn how the Civil War influenced Minor’s subsequent life in Door County.

  • History Unveiled

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation will present History Speaks, a historical discussion program, July 8, 15, 22 and 29. These Tuesday night events all begin at 7:30 pm at the Ephraim Village Town Hall.

  • Participation Advised

    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.

  • The Norwegian Farmer

    On July 10 at 6 pm, Door County Historical Society’s board president, George Evenson, will present a special program titled “Farming at the Turn of the 20th Century.

  • Bjorklunden Seminars

    From July 27 until August 1, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden will offer a myriad of seminars that will take place in their lodge, just south of Baileys Harbor.

  • Longest Held Properties

    Harry Dankoler, curator of the Door County Historical Museum, asked residents to help him determine what families, in 1949, held property the longest in Door County.

  • League Results

    County league results.

  • Gearing Up

    Golf is a funny game, where you can be just as skilled at 17 years old as you are at 70…and at 37, and at 57, etc. It’s the most generationally competitive sport out there, other than bocce ball, maybe.

  • At Ground Level

    Max Garland, Poet Laureate of Wisconsin, is the featured poet for the Dickinson Poetry Series on Wednesday, July 9 at 7 pm at the UU Fellowship in north Ephraim.

  • The Writing Life

    The Clearing Folk School is where Norbert Blei taught a week-long writing workshop every summer for nearly 45 years. The school, built by land architect Jens Jensen, is situated atop one of the most beautiful bluffs in Door County.

  • A Children’s Historical Mystery

    Harold William Thorpe was a new children’s book available, Aubrey’s Attic. Meet Thorpe and get a copy signed at one of the following locations:
 The Farm, July 11, 9 – 11 am; Child’s Play, July 12, from 10 am – 12 pm & 3 – 5 pm; Dairy View Country Store, Aug.

  • A Glance into the Past

    To celebrate eleven years of The Flying Pig Gallery, owners Susan Connor and Robyn Mulhaney have assembled an exhibit to highlight artists from around the world who have formerly been featured in the gallery; a glance into the gallery’s past eleven years.

  • Etched in Memories

    Woodwalk Gallery opens its second exhibit of the season, Real and Imagined, with a reception on July 6, 4:30- 6:30 pm, featuring John Wilson on keyboard, appetizers and art from the book Suggestions of a Correspondence.

  • Landscape and Abstraction

    Stephanie Trenchard will display her abstract landscape oil paintings in the lobby gallery of Third Avenue Playhouse during the run of Talley’s Folly, July 2 – 25.

  • Gallery Artist Passes

    Tommy Singer, featured artist at the Santa Fe Shop, passed away on May 31, 2014. Singer was a world famous Navajo silversmith and was considered by many as one of the greatest contemporary Native American jewelry silversmiths of our time.

  • One Door Closes

    As of this month, Judi Ekholm has closed her studio doors in Door County and relocated to Miromar Lakes, Florida. Her oils and murals can be found at Edgewood Orchard Galleries, where she will display a new outdoor mural for the Fourth of July.

  • Photography Pairing

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery is featuring the photography of Denny Moutray and Jon Reddin from July 5 – 11. Digital photographer Moutray focuses on landscapes and architecture, with an eye to offering his viewers a sense of what he feels when he takes the shot.

  • The Chronicles of Craig Blietz

    A large format hardbound coffee table book, titled Craig Blietz: Eight Years of Pastoral Dreaming, is now available on the work of Sister Bay artist Craig Blietz, best known for his rural and agrarian inspired imagery.

  • A Pop of Color

    This year, Amish ladies have made throw pillow covers for Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts. These pillow covers display many well recognized quilt designs such as Star Dahlia, Church Window and Log Cabin.

  • Fun and Fanciful

    Clay Bay Pottery in Ellison Bay invites the public to the opening of Fun and Fanciful on July 11, 5 – 8 pm, and July 12, 1 – 3 pm. Featured artists include Jeanne and David Aurelius, Peter and Mary Deneen, Peder Hegland, Adam Hutchinson, Abigail Olson and Martha Winter.

  • BeadDreams Are Made of This

    Sturgeon Bay beadwork artist Mary Lou Allen’s neckpiece “Sunflowers II” was awarded first place in the crystal jewelry category at the June 2014 Bead & Button BeadDreams international juried competition.