Volume 20, Issue 27 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Nature’s Mosquito Hawk

    Can you remember hearing as a youngster that a small insect could sew up children’s ears and mouths if they misbehaved? Folklore from other parts of the country even had them killing mules or feeding snakes.

  • Sturgeons Win Gold

    Door County’s underwater hockey team, the Sturgeons, took first place in their division in the U.S. Nationals Underwater Hockey Tournament. The three-day tournament was hosted at the University of Minnesota and included 26 teams of various divisions from across the country.

  • Race Registration

    While the early bird may catch the worm, those who register early for the Door County YMCA’s Labor Day Weekend Duathlon, 5k or children’s run will simply save money.

  • Swim Safely

    With the swimming season now in full swing, the Door County YMCA is offering free swimming and water safety lessons to 100 low-income Door County children this summer, thanks to a grant through YUSA.

  • Safety Matters

    According to Greg Freiherr, head football coach at Sturgeon Bay High School, new rules adopted by the WIAA to limit player contact during practices will increase player safety while allowing coaches to focus more on the fundamentals of football.

  • Paddler Takeover

    Rutabaga Paddlesports will hold the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium, an annual three-day event for all sea kayak paddlers; beginners, novices, intermediate or expert paddlers.

  • Rapidly Approaching Deadlines

    The Ephraim Yacht Club offers a lot of great lessons and clinics. Don’t miss these rapidly approaching lesson and clinic enrollment deadlines. The deadline to enroll in the team-racing clinic is 5 pm Friday, July 11.

  • All-Star Shines

    Nicholas Kita, a recent Gibraltar graduate, was in his element playing baseball on the big stage during the 31st annual Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Classic at E.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, Results, & Schedule

  • 2014 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings, Results, & Schedule

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, Results, & Schedule

  • Modern-Day Homesteading

    Fed up with “the whole industrial system,” artist Pam Murphy and her husband John decided to become modern-day homesteaders who grow their own food and raise and butcher their own livestock.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:36am

    Ever hear of snowfleas? They exist, although some people refer to them as “springtails.” These primitive insects have been around for 400 million years, but most people know little about them because they are only 0.

  • Land Map Updated

    A cooperative effort to update the current vegetation, water and urban land data in Wisconsin will use data collected from satellites to map more than 40 different types of land cover commonly found in Wisconsin.

  • Seeds of Knowledge

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) and The Community’s Garden are partnering to present Food for Health, a series of classes on how to create and manage a garden.

  • Lobbying for Change

    Madeleine Para, national program director of Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), will speak to the Door County Climate Change Coalition at 7 pm on July 16 at the UU Fellowship in north Ephraim.

  • A New Station

    Surrounded by family and friends, A.J. Frank of Door County Trolley broke ground Tuesday, July 8, for the future home of The Door County Trolley Station, 8030 Highway 42, at the north end of the Village of Egg Harbor.

  • Free Lunch

    Tom Beernsten likes to share the story of a boy from Algoma who was taking part in Door County YMCA’s lunch program during spring break. “That day they were having bagels and peanut butter.

  • “If It’s Fun, They’ll Come”

    The Boys and Girls Club of Door County has had unprecedented growth during the past three years and a whirlwind of a spring – the club purchased and began using their new program center in downtown Sturgeon Bay and received the Award for Overall Program Excellence in small clubs from the Boys and Girls Club of America.

  • Researchers Pinpoint Strontium in Aquifer

    Earlier this year, a report by researchers at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay identified the source of a naturally occurring chemical element in the deep-water aquifer of northeastern Wisconsin that could pose problems for children.

  • Volunteer Voices

    Dear Potential Volunteer, I know you’ve been seriously considering spending some of your very precious time volunteering in Door County, but are still a little hesitant for a number of reasons.

  • Meet the Door County Sled Dogs

    Rolling up to Koepsel’s Farm Market north of Baileys Harbor on Highway 57 on Saturday mornings, visitors are first greeted by the Door County Sled Dogs and their genial “owners,” Richard Desotelle, Bonnie Ulrich and other volunteers in their not-for-profit sled dog rescue organization.

  • Article posted Thursday, July 10, 2014 11:12am

    Mya and several other cats at the Door County Humane Society cannot write their own “Job Wanted” for the Pulse classifieds, but they are ready to be put to work.

  • To Racine with Love

    During June, St. Luke’s Sunday School members made bracelets using different colors that represented various aspects of faith to be sent, along with a prayer, to the Hospitality Center, an Episcopal ministry with the homeless in Racine, Wis.

  • The Kindness of Strangers

    While many of you were enjoying the myriad festivities throughout the county on the Fourth of July, my wife and I rented a U-Haul truck from Dovetail Trading in Sister Bay to move the last of our possessions from our house of 16 years down to our storage unit at Ephraim Storage.

  • Older and Wiser

    This is the second in a series of columns exploring topics related to aging. It summarizes key features of the principal kinds of housing geared to older people in Wisconsin that involve some degree of on-site care – apart from traditional homes.

  • The Gift of Mobility

    The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. has awarded a sustainability grant to Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers to support their Medical Equipment Loan Program through the purchase of four-wheeled walkers with seats and equipment labeling.

  • Preservation and Re-purposing at Horseshoe Bay Farms

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the Egg Harbor Historical Society grants from the Historic Preservation Fund and The Clifford & Clara Herlache Heritage Foundation to support the development of a master plan to determine what is needed to preserve and re-purpose the Horseshoe Bay Farms structures.

  • Subsidized School Meals

    “As a measure of childhood poverty, school meal eligibility shows the impact of Wisconsin’s sluggish economy on school-age families,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers in a press release for free and reduced school meals.

  • Young Pianist Wows

    Jonathan Bass, a 13-year-old pianist from Washington Island, is attending the Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s Symphony session. Bass started playing piano at age three and performed in his teacher’s semi-annual recitals.

  • Grant to Help Students

    Altrusa Club of Door County was honored recently with a generous $2,000 grant from Altrusa International Foundation. This grant will be used to provide children in need with school supplies at the Club’s 16th annual Back-to-School Fair.

  • Cancer Awareness Program

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

  • 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.

  • Lend a Helping Hand

    “The volunteers make Cherry Fest work,” states co-director Vicki Bley as the Jacksonport Historical Society (JHS) prepares for its 20th annual fundraising event on Aug.

  • Be Belgian for a Weekend

    Just as everyone can be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, so everyone has the opportunity to enjoy all things Belgian on Belgian Days in Brussels July 12 & 13.

  • Holy Raffle Batman!

    Holy Smokes Batman! In honor of the 75th anniversary of Batman this month, there will be a raffle of five adult Batman books the week of July 21. Sign up by Saturday, July 19, at any Door County library, and then stop by your local library July 21-26 for Batman-themed posters, masks, buttons, bookmarks and bags.

  • Mission Accomplished

    Twenty-five years ago Gary and Mary Ann Guterman went in search of a mission – and they found it in Sister Bay.

  • Birch Creek Gala & Auction

    Birch Creek’s Board of Trustees is hosting a special fundraiser from 6 pm to 8 pm on July 27 to benefit the organization’s General Scholarship Fund. Executive Director Alan Kopischke and his wife Kنrin are opening their home for the gala, which will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages.

  • Grand Reopening of Seaquist Orchards Farm Market

    The Seaquist family invites everyone to the grand reopening of the newly remodeled Seaquist Orchards Farm Market on July 12, 10 am – 4 pm, and to Pie Under Door’s Sky that evening from 7 to 9 pm.

  • Kopischke Accepted to Harvard Business School

    Birch Creek Executive Director Alan Kopischke was accepted to the Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management Executive Education program.

  • Joseph Hockers Named Vice President of Baylake Bank

    Baylake Bank recently welcomed Joseph Hockers as vice president, director of treasury management to their commercial banking team. Hockers has been a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) since 1998 and has been working with treasury management clients in Northeast Wisconsin for nearly 20 years.

  • Dentistry by Design Volunteers for MOM

    Dr. Paul Feit and a handful of his team members from Dentistry by Design were part of the 1,218 volunteer dentists, dental hygienists and assistants, dental students, faculty and community members who traveled to Green Bay to help make the sixth Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy (MOM) a success.

  • Landlord Training Workshop Offered

    Lakeshore Community Action Program, Inc. is hosting a Lakeshore Landlord Training workshop on July 17 at their offices located at 702 State St., Manitowoc, from 8 am – 3:30 pm.

  • Jaureguis Share Mustang Training

    Door County’s own horse whisperer Chewy Jauregui, who was featured in the 2012 documentary about the Extreme Mustang Makeover Wild Horse Wild Ride, is training another mustang for the 2014 Extreme Mustang Makeover, as are his two nephews, Angel 10, and Mathew, 9.

  • Parallel 44 Earns Best Wisconsin Wine Award

    The Best Wisconsin Wine named at the Wisconsin Professional Wine Competition, hosted by the Wisconsin State Fair, was La Crescent from Kewaunee’s Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery.

  • Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

    Door County Women in Business will meet on July 24 at 8 am in the City Hall Community Room for a presentation on identity theft. “One out of six U.S. citizens will experience the nightmare of identity theft.

  • Rass Asphalt Purchases Jay’s Asphalt

    Rass Asphalt, LLC is announcing the purchase of Jay’s Asphalt in Dyckesville. Rass Asphalt is excited to offer customers new and expanded services, including asphalt seal coating, crack filling, and parking lot striping.

  • Nostalgic Exhibit

    Door County artists and longtime gallery exhibitors Pamela Murphy and Stephanie Evans will reunite for Fine Line Designs Gallery’s third exhibit of the 2014 season.

  • Fall in Love 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.

  • The Spirit of Music

    The fourth season of the Anderson Docks-ology, an ecumenical sunset services, began July 9 with Pastor Dawn Volpe of the Ephraim Moravian Church and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Cynthia Stiehl.

  • A Mystery Debut

    Peninsula Players Theatre continues its 79th with Agatha Christie’s classic whodunit And Then There Were None. While the Players have produced other Christie works And Then There Were None, adapted from her novel, makes its Players debut with this production.

  • Traveling Jazz

    The Birch Creek Jazz Ambassadors, a group comprised of advanced students, are scheduled to perform concerts at various Door County locations starting July 17 and going through August 8.

  • A Trail to Remember

    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.

  • Everything and Anything

    On July 19, the Stuff-o-Rama flea market takes place on the grounds of Domicile in Sister Bay from 8 am – 3 pm. Browse vendors showing anything and everything including antiques, books, glassware, jewelry, furniture, golf and sports collectibles, baseball cards, vintage clothing and accessories, eclectic household items, junior clothing, crafts and treasures of all variety.

  • Rural Life Programs

    This week at Crossroads at Big Creek, the Door County Historical Society will offer several programs about early rural schools and farm life. These programs include a presentation with the “schoolmarm” Joan Wilkie, a talk called “Farming at the Turn of the 20th Century” by George Evenson, and Judy Jesse presenting on “Education in the Rural Schools.

  • Fun Times at the DC Fair

    This year’s Door County Fair will take place July 30 – August 3 at John Miles County Park, 812 N. 14th Ave., in Sturgeon Bay. Musical acts on the Miller Lite Midway Stage will include: Vic Ferrari, Road Trip, Boogie & the Yo-yo'z and, Madison County.

  • Trip to the Past

    Ever wonder what times were like in the Civil War? Gain answers to these questions at the Gibraltar Historical Association’s (GHA’s) Civil War Encampment Weekend.

  • Congratulations to Cora Baudhuin

    This year’s Miss Door County can play the keys, She also loves English, politics and history. Cora Baudhuin is her name And raising breast cancer awareness is her game.

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 9, 2014 1:09pm

    Look closely…where in Door County is this located?

  • Lords, Ladies, Knights, Maidens, and More

    Fairies, jousters, knights, maidens, a king and a queen, and more were in attendance of this year’s Door County Renaissance Fantasy Faire. The festival seeks to provide appreciation for music, art, history, literacy and life during the era known as the Renaissance – and succeeds.

  • Overheard & Shoutouts

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

  • Article posted Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:48pm

    Dear Mary Pat, My mom and I stepped into a busy Door County restaurant on Sunday morning for breakfast. I held the door open for a gentleman who passed me by and went right up to the hostess stand.

  • Framed

    Anna aka (left) Joanna Becker and Elsa aka Lena MacDonald of Frozen stopped by the Baileys Harbor Fourth of July Parade. Photo by Len Villano.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Our cheese shop, like almost every other artisan cheese shop in the world, carries both raw milk and pasteurized milk cheeses. Although Europe has fewer cheeses that are made with pasteurized milk, they still have many that are.

  • Fleur de Houblon: A Perfect Summer Beer

    I’ve been a fan of the amazing Ommegang Brewery of Cooperstown, N.Y., for a long while now because of their dedication to creating Belgian-style beers here in America, which is why I am amazed it has taken me until now to try their absolutely delicious summer offering, Fleur de Houblon (Hop Flowers).

  • Great Night of Music

    Jonny Lang performed to a crowd of approximately 3,000 audience members at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center in Egg Harbor on June 22 as part of their Sunset Concert Series.

  • New Forests

    Jeanne Kuhns, Marybeth Mattson and Patrick Palmer of Small Forest, along with Chicago drummer Tony Dale, will perform newly written songs and favorites on July 11 at 7 pm at the Woodwalk Concert Series.

  • Big Band Voodoo

    On July 19, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will bring their modern, high-energy brand of big band swing to Door Community Auditorium (DCA). This nine-man ensemble has forged a one-of-a-kind musical fusion from jazz, swing, Dixieland, and big band music, building its own songbook of infectious original dance tunes.

  • Folk Fest

    Peg Egan Performing Arts Center is holding their Folk Festival with Peter Mulvey, Bill Camplin, Randy Sabien and Prudence Johnson on July 13. Mulvey has lived an artist’s life since adolescence — he was a college theater major, spent time busking in Dublin and founded the Milwaukee band Big Sky, all before his early twenties.

  • A Soulful Duo

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) presents “Music in the Gardens” with Willy Porter and Dorothy Scott on July 15. Porter and Scott will take the stage offering some powerful guitar playing, storytelling and a great mix of folk, blues and alternative music.

  • Learn About Inequality

    A free screening of Inequality For All, an award-winning documentary about income inequality in our nation and the way it has shaped our economy and democracy, will be shown at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in north Ephraim on July 15 at 4:30 pm.

  • Re-discover a Classic

    Savory Spoon Cooking School presents guest chef Amy Rebhan on July 17 at 6 pm to re-discover the classic Surf ‘n Turf. Learn to make a chilled summer soup and broil a great steak.

  • Gathering of Artists

    July 12 will bring lots of activity and participants to The Corner of The Past in Sister Bay as Arvid Munson, a well-known and accomplished chair caner, will be in the barn demonstrating his skills.

  • Ice Cream Social

    Join The Clearing Folk School’s friends and neighbors at an old-fashioned ice cream social on July 16. Sample five flavors of ice cream and one non-dairy sorbet, plus all the fixings including homemade hot fudge from The Clearing kitchen staff.

  • Maddening

    “Golf is a sport unlike any other.” It’s a cliché used far too much. Of course, it’s different, just as all sports are different. It’s different in goal; different in strategy; different in purpose, etc.

  • Drive Time

    Golfer Peter Ewing of Northbrook, Illinois tees off on #13 at The Orchards in Egg Harbor.

  • Putt Putt Pros

    Members of the extended family of Tom and Ruthann Grantham show how many holes in one they had after a round at Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf in Sister Bay on July 2.

  • Register for the Classic

    Mark calendars now for the Peninsula Park Golf Classic, scheduled for Aug. 24 at the Peninsula State Park Golf Course. The format is an 18-hole, four person scramble.

  • League Results

    Golf League Results

  • Garden Kaleidoscope

    Door County metal sculptor Robert Anderson has installed a garden kaleidoscope on the new rooftop garden at the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital at the University Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Search for Artists

    The Miller Art Museum announces a call for entries for the upcoming 39th Juried Annual Exhibit from September 20 – November 4. Artists may submit up to two pieces in all 2 dimensional media using a CD or Flashdrive.

  • Art of Ancient Worlds

    Sandra Place of Santa Fe, New Mexico and summer resident of Egg Harbor will present an exhibit of pastel paintings, primarily figurative and market scenes, inspired by her travels in Uzbekistan in May, 2012, at Base Camp Coffee in Sister Bay.

  • Summer Sale

    Lynn Stracka Schuster will host a Summer Open House Art Show & Sale, featuring her own artwork, July 10 – 12. Items for sale are: hand-woven table runners, silk & hand-felted embroidered pins, coiled baskets (both closed coiled & open coiled using Siberian Iris leaves), beaded bracelets, necklaces, earrings, beaded spirit dolls, mixed metals jewelry (copper, brass & silver) and hand-felted, resist-dyed journals.

  • Summer Gala

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery announces its 8th annual summer art gala “EVOLVE” is set for July 13 from 4 pm – 8 pm. Explore Plum Bottom’s new gardens and expanded gallery space at its biggest art event of the year.

  • Handcrafted Excellence

    The upcoming Amish Quilt and Craft Show will be held at Mr. G's Hall on Highway 57 just south of Jacksonport from 9 am to 5 pm, July 10 - 13. More than 120 Amish-made quilts will be featured in a variety of styles, patterns, sizes and colors.

  • Museum Director Retires

    The Miller Art Museum Board of Directors announces the pending retirement of Bonnie (Oehlert) Hartmann. After nearly 25 years of service, she says, “I will be returning to my painting studio, a beautiful space on our five acres that will be a source of new inspiration.

  • Martinez Fiesta

    In celebration of their 20th season, Martinez Studio has re-hung the gallery with exciting new work for a fiesta on July 12, 3 – 7 pm. Twenty new works on paper by Sandra have just been framed and three new series of weavings, including vibrant new pillows, have been installed in time for the party.

  • A Successful Switch

    Jim Rossol is an award-winning fine art photographer that has exhibited extensively around Door County. When he retired from a successful sales and marketing career eleven years ago, his passion for photography intensified as he found more time to devote to his lifetime hobby.

  • New from Vietnam

    Linden Gallery is featuring contemporary Vietnamese art rendered in colorful lacquer. Lacquer ware techniques were introduced by the Chinese more than 600 years ago, and have since been adapted throughout Asia.

  • Simple and Bold

    Zane Statz and Ana Collins are the artists for the month of July at the Hope Church Gallery in Sturgeon Bay. Statz was born in Sturgeon Bay and a recent graduate from St.

  • From One Gallery to Another

    The board of directors for Ephraim’s Hardy Gallery is beginning preparations to launch a search as they seek to fill the position of Executive Director, a position which Door County native Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead has held since October 2008.

  • Whimsical Representation

    New for the summer, Door County resident Elyse Shea has her brightly colored pastels for sale at Great Northern by Design in Fish Creek. Shea started painting with pastel when she turned 60, and was immediately hooked.

  • Art in Motion

    Tom Groenfeldt of Sturgeon Bay will show his photographs at Glas in Sheboygan, sister to the coffee house on the West Side of Sturgeon Bay. In addition to select images of Door County, including last year’s “Tall Ships,” his work includes photographs from Paris and London, in both black and white, and color.

  • Fridge-spiration

    The Degenhardt Studio is introducing a new series of oils on canvas titled “The Refrigerator Series.” These paintings are inspired by the sayings that artist Patty Degenhardt displayed on her refrigerator for her then-young family to read and reflect on.

  • Fresh, Sparkling Watercolors

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery in Fish Creek features the artwork of Barb Kenyon and Karen Shanahan as artists of the week, July 12 –18. Both an oil painter and watercolorist, Kenyon finds joy in painting en plein air.

  • An Artist’s Eye

    Many people went out to celebrate in Northern Door for Olde Ellison Bay Days. Rick Brawner, a plein air artist from Fish Creek, was one of those people.

  • Global Adventures

    Adventures from living and exploring around the world are loaded into Didn’t See That Coming, a new book by geologist, writer, performer Roger James Kuhns.

  • Creating Animal “Tails”

    What kind of life did an animal have before arriving as a stray at the Door County Humane Society? Did a dog grow up on dairy farm and become friends with a cow? Did a cat join an owl to sail into Egg Harbor? A new joint program between the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) and Write On, Door County asks those questions of children between ages 5-11.

  • “Draw Thy Sword”: Choreographing Combat at Door Shakespeare

    Dan Klarer woke up with fighting on his mind. He envisioned various scenarios, swipes, swings, and spins between two characters of William Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear.

  • The Power of Place: Earth Art Studio

    Place, according to Aristotle, is the fourth type of attribute possible for a substance, defined as said substance’s “position in relation to the surrounding environment."

  • Bring the Family to Boys Night Out: The Oak Ridge Boys perform at DCA

    “Hello. Sally? This is Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys.” “Oh my goodness. Your voice is so low!” I can’t help but react to the bass singer’s deep, booming voice, made famous for its “oom-pa-pa-oom-pa-pa-mau-mau” solo in The Oak Ridge Boys’ 1981 single “Elvira."

  • Fireworks, Fun, and Sunshine this Fourth of July

    Bright, beautiful sunshine beamed down on Door County this past Fourth of July weekend – granting visitors and locals alike superb weather to enjoy this year’s festivities.

  • A Rural Education

    The Door County Historical Society will present a program focused on the educational opportunities provided by early education in a one-room schoolhouse.

  • On a Writing (Center’s) Path

    Last May, a group of visionaries who would form the founding board of Write On, Door County, trampled around overgrown land in Juddville. An anonymous donor who had learned about the organization made a gift of nearly 40 acres of land, complete with a 4-bedroom house, on Juddville Road, just east of Highway 42.

  • Northern Door Volleyball League

    Standings, results and schedule.