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Volume 20, Issue 33 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Older and Wiser

    The last article in this series on aging (in issue 28 of the Pulse) defined the categories of housing geared to older people in Wisconsin that involve some degree of on-site care.

  • My Weekend Recap, or Why My Co-Workers Are Far More Interesting

    One of the more popular features in the Pulse during the past few years has been the Weekend Recap, where one of our staff members relates the wonderful events and activities they enjoyed from the end of the workday on Friday through Sunday evening.

  • Child-Rearing Costs

    $245,340 - The cost of raising a child born in a middle-income family (earning between $61,530 and $106,540 annually) in 2013 up to the age of 18.

  • Hobos Coming to Town

    The Door County Brewing Concert Series is excited to announce that the Hobo Nephews of Uncle Frank will perform this weekend, Aug. 22 and 23, at 7 pm at the brewery.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced in Aug. 15 that six more communities in quarantined counties are now infected by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

  • Our Representatives in the News

    GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER The latest poll on the Wisconsin governor’s race, released Aug. 3 by Gravis Marketing for the conservative website Human Events, shows Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke tied at 47 percent each among likely Wisconsin voters.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  Beginning Sept. 1, the city will begin collecting recyclable materials every other week instead of weekly.

  • Municipal News

      By Zeke Jackson Sister Bay Village Administrator Pavilion:  The Sister Bay Performance Pavilion project is almost complete, with a few finishing touches left such as light and sound equipment installation.

  • Sister Bay Utilities Tapped

    Despite objections from three residents who are former members of the village board and utilities manager Steve Jacobson, the Sister Bay Village Board voted on Aug.

  • Rethinking Ephraim

    An abundance of asphalt is the first thing landscape architect Jamison Brown and his team from the landscape design firm livingLAB noticed when they arrived in Ephraim a day before holding several days of meetings with village stakeholders earlier this month.

  • Baileys Harbor Considers Future of Ash Trees

    As all municipalities in the county will have to do at some time since the June 10 announcement that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) had been found in Door County, the Town of Baileys Harbor began the process of what to do about threatened ash trees on town property at the town board’s regular monthly meeting on Aug.

  • Success in Kentucky

    The Door County 11-year-old All Stars finished 3 – 2 in the Ohio Valley Regionals in Lexington, Ky. Door County went 2 – 1 in pool play and were seeded fourth going into the single elimination bracket.

  • Pond Hockey Tourney Returns

    Baileys Harbor will take hockey back to the pond again when the second annual Door County Pond Hockey Tournament takes place on Kangaroo Lake Feb. 7, 2015.

  • Atlantic Salmon Stocking Planned

    A freshwater salmon sought by some anglers for its fight and “catchability” is being considered for possible introduction into Wisconsin waters through an effort involving Green Lake area stakeholders and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

  • Short Course Opening

    Sarah Daubner and Riley Olson tee off on Peninsula State Park Golf Course’s new short course during the Aug. 2 dedication. The short course is officially open on Thursday, Aug.

  • Husby’s Takes Another Title

    The Northern Door Volleyball League wrapped up last week on Aug. 13. In a tight game for first place between Husby’s and PC Junction, the match was split Husby’s 2 and PC Junction 1.

  • Destroyers Crush Slinger Slayers

    In the third week of Wisconsin State Football League action, the Door County Destroyers continued their winning ways when they traveled to Slinger on Aug.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings, Results, & Schedule.

  • The Grasshopper – Springboard Aerialist

    Do you remember when you were a kid and you caught grasshoppers in late summer so you could make them spit “tobacco juice?” I can clearly recall my first whiff of that acrid, brownish, ill-smelling liquid.

  • Whitefish Dunes Naturalist Honored

    Carolyn Rock said she was embarrassed when she learned she was the recipient of the 2014 Historic Preservation Award. “I’m just doing my job,” said Rock, who has served as the naturalist at Whitefish Dunes State Park (WDSP) since April 1, 1999.

  • Decline of the Monarchs

    On Sept. 3 at 7 pm, Karen S. Oberhauser will present “Understanding Potential Impacts of Global Climate Change on Monarch Butterflies” at the UU Fellowship in Ephraim.

  • Seed Market Open

    State tree nurseries are in the market for quality native tree seeds that will be used to help Wisconsin’s forests continue to thrive for generations to come.

  • Master Plan for West Shore of Bay

    Important wildlife and fishery areas along the west shore of Green Bay will continue to be managed for protection of existing habitats, aquatic resources and rare communities, particularly coastal wetlands, under a plan approved by the state Natural Resources Board at its meeting in Hayward on Aug.

  • Is the Dead Zone Growing?

    Find out the answer to this question at the annual Door County Environmental Council (DCEC) summer program on Sept. 10 at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall at 7 pm.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:02pm

    Burmese Pythons are mostly found primarily in the Everglades area, but they have been caught as far north as Gainesville and as far south as Key West in Florida.

  • A Pride-Building Baseball Game

    Editor’s note: When Elaine Johnson “pitched” a story about a historic softball game in Sister Bay featuring a cast of well-known local characters, I said, “Yes, please!” Unfortunately, there seems to be no photographic evidence of this epic game.

  • Off to the Czech Republic

    A search of the internet will tell you that the Czech language is a very difficult one to learn. Marcy Desotelle, who lives in Egg Harbor, agrees. “I’ve been working on it all summer,” she says, but it is hard, with a lot of sounds like…” (She demonstrates with a guttural sound like clearing one’s throat.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 2:44pm

    A winsome face and gentlemanly personality meet in our small Schnauzer mix named Franke. This eight-year-old has come so far since his April arrival at the Door County Humane Society.

  • Volunteer of the Year

    The Sister Bay Advancement Association (SBAA) presents the 5th annual Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Volunteer of the Year award to bring awareness to the vital, life-changing contributions volunteers make in the village and town; highlight the local organizations supported by volunteers; and raise awareness of local volunteer opportunities.

  • Gaining Wisdom at the YMCA

    The Northern Door YMCA continually hosts Wisdom Wednesdays, which includes different discussion topics at each meeting. All sessions meet on Wednesdays at 11 am in the Social Lounge.

  • Starting Over at NWTC

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the NWTC Educational Foundation, a sustainability grant from the Education Fund to support the Starting Over project in Door County.

  • Guest Rev. at Atonement

    On Aug. 31, The Rev. Matthew Alan Gunter will be at Fish Creek’s Church of the Atonement at 8 and 10 am, preaching for the first time in Door County as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fond du Lac.

  • Church Donates to Fire Department

    The Episcopal Churches of Christ the King and Holy Nativity donated profits from this year’s Jacksonport Maifest flower sale to the Jacksonport Fire Department.

  • Friends of Crossroads Gather

    If you are a Friends of Crossroads volunteer or want to be, then come to the annual Friends of Crossroads gathering on Aug. 26, 6 pm, at the council fire ring at Crossroads at Big Creek, located at 2041 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Mariner Award Winners

    Twelve iconic figures in the rich maritime history of the Door Peninsula and three local Coast Guardsmen were honored at the annual Mariner Award Dinner held at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club on Aug.

  • Christ Child Society Meeting

    Christ Child Society meets at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Jacksonport on Aug. 25. Come at 12:30 pm for treats and conversation. A meeting follows at 1 pm.

  • How to Avoid Falling

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on “Slips, Trips and Stumbles: Preventing Falls As We Age.

  • Giving Coats to Kids

    The season for winter coats is approaching and Clothe My People is once again setting up Coats for Kids. Gently worn winter coats for children may be dropped off at DeJardin Cleaners or Tip Top Laundry to be cleaned before Nov.

  • Life Notes

    Births & Passings.

  • CVS Buys Bay Pharmacy

    The last independent pharmacy in Door County will close its doors on Sept. 12 after 40 years in business. Tom Voegele, CEO of Bay Pharmacy in the Cherry Point Mall, Sturgeon Bay, said the pharmacy end of the business has been sold to CVS Pharmacy, which is building a new store kitty-corner from the mall at 1407 Egg Harbor Road, and is scheduled to open on Sept.

  • COIN Seeks Business Mentors

    The Door County COIN Business Mentoring Program is seeking experienced business leaders to volunteer as mentors to up and coming Door County entrepreneurs.

  • Tishler Wins Teaching Medal

    William Tishler, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and a native of Baileys Harbor, will receive the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal at the annual meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects in Denver this November.

  • Making History at Florian II

    At one point during the historic Aug. 15 performance of WIFEE and the HUZz BAND at Florian II in beautiful downtown Baileys Harbor, I swear the roof levitated for just a moment when baritone saxman Adam Plamann delivered a bone-shaking low note.

  • Sunset Finale

    Taj Weekes and Adowa closed out the 2014 Peg Egan Sunset Concert Series in Egg Harbor on Aug. 17 with a reggae concert. Weekes, from the island of St.

  • Celebrate Summers End

    The Gibraltar Grill will host its End of Summer Party III on August 31st from noon until 10 pm. A $10 wristband covers admission with “in and out” privileges, $10 in food and drink tickets and 10 hours of terrific music.

  • Funneling Experiences to Music

    Woodwalk Concert Series welcomes Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer Aug. 22 at 7 pm. McGraw and Fer are an American folk rock singer-songwriter duo out of northwest Washington State.

  • Article posted Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:26am

    Look closely….where in Door County is this located?

  • Congratulations to Lynn Simonar

    Lynn is like so many born and raised up here. You had to move a ways away to start your own career. She left at age 19, to the southwest she did roam.

  • Overheard & 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 Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:12am

    Dear Mary Pat, I have a Facebook account and love to post pictures of my nieces and nephews since they are a big part of my life as well as my children's lives.

  • Framed

    Erin Bosman (far left) celebrated her birthday with friends at the Wickman House before heading to Camp David to hear the Birds of Chicago. Happy birthday Erin!

  • The Cheese Insider

    When asked, most people are not familiar with the many good sheep’s milk cheeses being produced in Wisconsin. Wisconsin is a leader in the production of sheep’s milk, led by the Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative (WSDC).

  • Liquid Music from Big Pink

    This weird breast cancer-pink bottle of beer stared at me every time I stopped at Koepsel’s to check out their wall of beer. I’m not talking about just any pink bottle.

  • Composing the Youth of the Community

    With the summer season beginning to wane, school will soon be in session. While academics will comprise the majority of a student’s day, extracurricular activities also contribute to a student’s maturation and growth.

  • The Maturation of the Boomer Nation

    Third Avenue Playhouse's Trick Boxing closes on Aug. 24. This musical is written, directed, choreographed and performed by Brian Sostek and Megan McClellan.

  • Educational Experiences

    For three days, the Boys & Girls Club of Door County partnered with Door Shakespeare for a short-term educational experience focused on the performing arts during the afternoons of July 29 – 31.

  • Midsummer’s Labor Day Concerts

    Midsummer’s Music Festival’s Labor Day concert series features seven concerts taking place over seven days, beginning Aug. 26. Three trios of French influence compile Turmoil and Repose Program G.

  • Heartfelt Benefit

    On Aug. 24 at 3 pm, Maryellen Pung, a pianist from Oshkosh, and Beth Chafey-Hon, a violinist, will perform a fun, heartfelt classical benefit concert at St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay.

  • Bringing Comedy to Life

    Rogue Theater will bring to life classic comedy sketches by comedy greats like Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Lucille Ball, Tim Conway, Harvey Korman, Carol Burnett, Pat Paulsen, Archie Campbell and many others on the stage at The Depot Performing Arts Center.

  • Finding an Explanation

    Richard Strand’s Civil War drama Butler made its Midwest premiere Aug. 20 at Peninsula Players Theatre. Butler is a winner of the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Program and made its world premiere in June at the New Jersey Repertory Company.

  • Four Courses, One Afternoon

    Door County is populated with lots of attractions for such a small population, including an amazing four mini golf courses in the northern part of the peninsula (three within a few minutes drive).

  • Classic & Wooden Boat Fest Winners

    Tom & Mac Schueppert of Sturgeon Bay earned Best of Show with their boat Shamrock III in a field of more than 30 boats at the Door County Maritime Museum Classic & Wooden Boat Festival Aug.

  • Corn Fest at Schopf’s

    On Sept. 6 from 9 am – 4 pm, the Sunshine House will be holding its 12th annual Corn Festival at Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy located at 5169 County Road I, Sturgeon Bay.

  • DCN Trolley Tour

    On Sept. 11 Door County North (DCN) will sponsor a Farm & Market Trolley Tour for a “behind the scenes” look at some of Door County’s farm markets. The trolley tour leaves at 9:30 am from Koepsel’s Farm Market in Baileys Harbor.

  • The Dearly Departed

    The Ephraim Moravian Church and the Ephraim Historical Foundation will present Dearly Departed, A Cemetery Walk in the Ephraim Moravian Cemetery on Sept.

  • Finding Frenzy

    On Aug. 31 the Stuff-o-Rama flea market will be held on the grounds of Domicile from 9 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.

  • Brussels Belgian Kermiss

    The entire community is invited to attend the third annual Brussels Belgian Kermiss in celebration of the harvest on Aug. 31 at the Brussels Town Park.

  • Tagging Monarchs

    Learn more about Monarchs, their magnificent fall migration, the factors that have contributed to their decline and the ways in which we can help at the Monarch Tagging Workshop on Aug.

  • August Programming

    There are a number of programs happening in late August at Crossroads at Big Creek and Heritage Village. On Aug. 25 the family program “Edible Bedrock” will be offered.

  • Dancin’, Dinner, & Music

    It’s dancing, dinner and music by the Modern Day Drifters at Stock Horse of Wisconsin’s annual Barn Dance, August 23. Enjoy some “good old-fashioned home cookin” including all-you-can-eat pork, beef, chicken, beans, potatoes, booyah and dessert, plus free selected beverages.

  • A New Take On An Extraordinary Life

    Jens Jensen was a man of many talents and accomplishments. He is best known for being a visionary landscape architect who played a leading role in conceiving and developing the “prairie style” of landscape design, a new aesthetic that helped give the Midwest a distinct identity and helped launch the native plant movement.

  • Coleman & Cook

    On Aug. 22 at 9:30 am at the Savory Spoon Cooking School, participants will learn from Beth Coleman’s vast knowledge on how to make deliciously infused syrups, sugars and vinegars that are a great addition to any meal.

  • Learning About Leopold

    From Sept. 21 to Sept. 26, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering a seminar titled “Aldo Leopold: An Ethical Compass for Our Time” with Susan Flader.

  • The Myth & Mystery of Coffee

    Vicki Wilson, co-owner of Door County Coffee & Tea, will share the myth and mystery of coffee in a presentation on Aug. 24 at 2 pm. “There are so many fun facts surrounding coffee.

  • Discover Its Worth

    The Ephraim Historical Foundation will host noted antique and collectible appraiser Mark F. Moran in his program “What Is It Worth?” on Sept. 13 from 1 – 4 pm at the Ephraim Village Hall.

  • Presenting the Founder

    The Jacksonport Historical Society invites everyone to join Frank Shaw as he presents “P.G. Hibbard – An Early Settler of Jacksonport” on Aug. 27 at the Jacksonport Town Hall on Cty V at 7 pm.

  • Play for Redemption

    My family was always into sports. Really into sports. This was always evident by simply viewing the garage, where bins and hooks and shelves upon shelves supported the various equipment needed to field an Olympic team.

  • Golf League and Event Results

    Alpine, Maxwelton Braes, The Orchards, Peninsula State Park.

  • Golf Events


  • American Life in Poetry: Column 436

    Poor Richard’s Almanac said, “He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas,” but that hasn’t kept some of us from sleeping with our dogs. Here’s a poem about the pleasure of that, by Joyce Sidman, who lives and sleeps in Montana.

  • “Next to Love”: A Review

    The World War II era has been romanticized as the time of the Greatest Generation, a period of patriotism, of soldiers selflessly serving their country, and of citizens pitching in for the war effort.

  • Workshop with Hart

    Author Erin Hart will appear in two special events in Sturgeon Bay on Aug. 25. The events are co-sponsored by The Friends of Door County Libraries, the Peninsula Bookman and Write On, Door County.

  • Chust Fer Fancy

    “Once in a while I'll have a customer come into the gallery and say, 'Don't put a hex on me!'” Carol Hartmann Champeau laughed. “But not often.” They are joking, as the traditional hex signs that Champeau produces are “chust fer fancy,” not for witchcraft.

  • Extensive Collection

    Ten new and returning wearable artists will gather at the Sister Bay Village Hall on Aug. 23 and 24 for the second installment of the Door County Wearable Art Show hosted by Sue Donohoo of Soo Hoo Artwear in Baileys Harbor.

  • Traveling Tapestries

    On Sept. 5, Wence and Sandra Martinez make their Chicago debut at the Green Home Chicago Design Center in the West Loop. Their weavings and works on paper will be on display through October, with select works remaining through the winter.

  • Few Canvases Available

    A limited number of canvases remain for public purchase
 from the Community Mosaic Project at the Hardy Gallery in Ephraim. This summer the Hardy Gallery continues its collaboration with the Artists Guild, Sturgeon Bay, and partnership with the community at large to present the 7th annual Community Mosaic Project.

  • Captivating Charm

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek is featuring the art of Bethany Kirwen and Barbara Timmerman during Aug.

  • Transference

    Don Fundingsland will be the featured artist of the week Aug. 24 – 30 at Cottage Row Gallery. There will be a “meet the artist” reception on Aug. 27, 1 – 3 pm.

  • Mosaicist Exhibit

    An exhibit of glass mosaics depicting scenes from throughout Door County opened Aug. 16 and will run through Oct. 15 at Base Camp Coffee Bar in Sister Bay.

  • Traffic Lanes to Be Closed for Work

    Expect slowgoing traffic as the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) continues work on a 7.4-mile section of Highway 42/57 from Bayview Bridge to the intersection of the two roads just north of Sturgeon Bay.

  • Looking Back

    We Are HOPE, Inc. invites the community to a special event “Celebrating a Year of HOPE, " We are HOPE, Inc. Year in Review. This is a luncheon being held on Aug.