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Volume 20, Issue 37 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Cancel My Subscription!…Well, Not Just Yet

    The newspapers are piled up on my coffee table, some still snug in the sleeve of plastic they came in. I drop today’s paper on the stack and it slides off the pile, onto the floor.

  • Remembering When My Son’s Adventures Included Dad

    My son, Andrew, returned this week from his first great road trip/adventure. With the summer at an end, his Ukrainian girlfriend needed to return home but, as part of her work visa, she was required to travel during her last week in America.

  • Banned Books Week

    Celebrate the freedom to read Sept. 21 – 27. The National Banned Books Week 2014 Committee chose to celebrate comics and graphic novels. “This year we spotlight graphic novels because, despite their serious literary merit and popularity as a genre, they are often subject to censorship,” said Judith Platt, chair of the Banned Books Week National Committee.

  • Red-Bellied Woodpecker

    Jan. 1, 1963 was a red-letter, or I should say a red-bellied, day for me. It was then that I saw my first Red-bellied Woodpecker in the state, in Kewaunee, my hometown.

  • Destroyers Remain on Top

    The Door County Destroyers continued their winning ways on home turf on Sept. 13, defeating the M&M Timberjacks at Baileys Harbor Rec Park 29-6. The Destroyers’ offense started out slower than usual as the Timberjacks played tough defense.

  • High School Fall Athletics

    High school sports schedules

  • More Birds Coming to Open Door

    Good things have been happening rapidly at the Open Door Bird Sanctuary (ODBS) in Jacksonport. On Aug. 25, Executive Director Rob Hults received the necessary federal permits for the possession of native bird species for educational permits.

  • The Climate Corner

    There’s been a lot of talk about energy these days…natural gas fracking, high-voltage power line disputes, gasoline prices, and media buzz about the newest high-mileage car, in-home energy efficiency gadgets, and the serious climate change impacts of burning fossil fuels, particularly coal.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:56pm

    Here are some facts about Burmese Pythons. They prefer tropical or subtropical climates and thrive in grassy marshes near water sources. They are excellent swimmers that can remain submerged for 30 minutes.

  • Four More Counties Quarantined

    Emerald ash borer has been confirmed in Calumet County, which will now be quarantined along with Kewaunee, Manitowoc and Outagamie counties. EAB has not been found in those counties, but they are surrounded or nearly surrounded by counties where the pest has been confirmed.

  • Fall Photo Fun

    People who love fall colors and Wisconsin’s state parks can share that love by entering their photos of people enjoying state properties this fall in an upcoming “Fall in Love with Wisconsin State Parks” Facebook photo contest.

  • Visions of Mary

    As a very young girl in Champion, Belgium, Adele Brise promised the Virgin Mary that when she grew up she would join an Ursuline Convent and work in the foreign missions.

  • Article posted Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:46pm

    There’s a buff and white cat in colony #4 in his 13th month of residency at the Door County Humane Society. The staff is mystified as to why someone hasn’t spotted gregarious Yuri.

  • Life Notes

    Donald F. Buhr March 18, 1932 – Sept. 16, 2014 Donald F. Buhr, 82, of the Town of Brussels, died suddenly on Sept. 16, 2014, at Cardinal Ridge CBRF. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Friday, Sept. 19, at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood, with Fr. Carl […]

  • Free Immunizations at County Schools

    The Door County Public Health Department will provide free school-based immunization clinics at county schools to any student in grades 6-12 regardless of insurance status.

  • Recycling Event at Immanuel Lutheran

    A recycling and fundraising event to benefit Immanuel Lutheran Church Outreach programs will be held from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Baileys Harbor Fire Station.

  • New DKBEP House Groundbreaking

    The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP) will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 22 at 4 pm to celebrate the launch of the eighth annual DKBEP High School Home Construction Project in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Help Smother Weeds

    The Sister Bay Community Garden is looking for volunteers on Sept. 20 from 9 am – 2 pm. Volunteers will help to lay cardboard and straw on unused plots to help smother unwanted weeds.

  • Blood Donations Needed

    Disasters can strike at any time, and the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help their communities prepare for emergencies by giving blood during National Preparedness Month.

  • Benefit Concert for Gaddes Family

    On Sept. 21 at 4 pm, pianists Judy and Carl Jackson will present their 13th annual benefit concert at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.

  • Thanks to All the Go Bo Sponsors

    The Door County Board of Realtors® with the help of the following sponsors raised $5,766 for the Go Bo Foundation. Sponsors who donated to this local foundation are: Peninsula Title, Action Realty, Door County Advocate, Door County Nature Works, Shumway for Community Services, Coldwell Banker the Real Estate Group – Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Sturgeon Bay, ERA Starr Realty – Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay, Al’s Goats, Welcome Home Realty, Flannigan Distributing, Mike Pinkert, North Shore Bank, Pinkert Law Firm, Associated Bank, Kellstrom Ray Agency, Title Services of Door County, Bank Mutual, Baylake Bank, Door County Realty, Husby’s, Door County Trolley, Bay Ridge Golf Course, Door County Ice Cream Factory, Simon Creek Winery, Al Johnson’s Restaurant, Blue Dolphin House, Country View Farms, High Point Inn, Toyworks, Spot, 1st Rate Lending , Uncle Tom’s Candies, The Orchards, Seaquist Orchards, The Red Putter, Funky Cookie Studios, Johnson’s Park, Sister Bay Bowl, County Walk BP Voight Auto, Yacht Works, Peninsula State Park Golf Course, Poh’s Corner Pub, Pirates Cove, Kevin’s Automotive, The Alpine, AMO (Audrey M.

  • Prepare Yourself for Doctor Visit

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Getting the Most Out of Your Doctor Visit” presented by Greg Sheehy, MD, on Sept.

  • Show Your Eagle Pride

    During September, October and November, the Southern Door School District is sponsoring an “Eagle Pride” photo contest on its Facebook page. When you go out to district events, take a picture of yourself with the phrase “Eagle Pride” visible in the photo.

  • Annual Chobot Donation to Vets

    Scott “Doc” and Phyllis “PJ” Chobot recently presented their annual donation check of $1,200 to Joe Heilman, Chairman of the Door County Veterans Service Council.

  • NDEAM Recognized at County Board Meeting

    Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

  • Blessed Pets

    On Oct. 5 at 2 pm, a Blessing of the Animals will be held in the parking lot at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay. All are invited to bring their pets to be blessed.

  • Helping Students Register to Vote

    This fall members of the League of Women Voters of Door County will be at each Door County high school and NWTC to distribute voter registration forms and stamped envelopes addressed to an appropriate town or village clerk and to answer any questions about voter forms and the overall process.

  • Construction Begins at Northern Door YMCA

    Construction recently began on the first of a three-phase improvement program to renovate the YMCA Northern Door Program Center in Fish Creek. The initial work will include the expansion of the pool mechanical room and replacement of the air handling and de-humidification equipment for the aquatic facility.

  • DNR to Help Small Businesses

    Building on its commitment to protect the state’s natural resources while supporting the economy and wellbeing of its citizenry, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering a new level of support through the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program.

  • Work Force Training Resources Available

    Recognizing business' need for work force training, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 9 – 10:30 am, Door County Economic Development Corp. and the Door County Visitor Bureau are hosting a panel discussion in the Sturgeon Bay City Hall community meeting room (421 Michigan St.

  • Looking for Tree Sponsors

    The Door County Maritime Museum is looking for sponsors to decorate trees for their “Merry-Time Festival of Trees.” The festival will run from Nov. 15 – Dec.

  • New Doctor at Nelson Healing Center

    Dr. Melissa Nelson and the staff at Nelson Healing Center in Sturgeon Bay welcomed a new team member, Dr. Danielle Partain, this September. Partain is a Green Bay native who completed her pre-med studies at NTWC and then matriculated to Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa, where she earned her Doctorate of Chiropractic.

  • Breakfast to Benefit Land Trust

    On Sept. 20, Grasse’s Grill will donate 50 percent of breakfast sales to The Door County Land Trust as part of their volunteer/nonprofit recognition program.

  • New IoH Training Videos

    Questions about Wisconsin’s new Implements of Husbandry (IoH) law are answered in a series of videos produced by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in conjunction with The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the University of Wisconsin Extension.

  • UW-Extension Receives CIG

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the award of $15.7 million in Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) to 47 organizations that will help develop and demonstrate cutting-edge ideas to accelerate innovation in private lands conservation, including two grants for Wisconsin conservation efforts.

  • Peninsula Century Doubles Riders in Year Two

    The appetite for cycling in Door County continues to grow. The second annual Peninsula Century Ride drew 591 cyclists to Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park Saturday, Sept.

  • Wheelchair Walker

    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society-Wisconsin Chapter is holding its three-day, 50-mile Challenge Walk MS fundraiser in Door County Sept. 19 – 21.

  • Weekend Recap

    Saturday, Sept. 13, was busy weekend of bicycles, football, fire equipment and music for photographer Len Villano. 1. The Sister Bay Liberty Grove Fire Dept.

  • The Kaiser Creeps Me Out

    The Kaiser, a 9.5 percent Imperial Oktoberfest, part of the “Dictator Series” from Avery Brewing Co. of Boulder, Colo., is big and fruity, kind of like Kaiser Wilhelm himself.

  • Congratulations to Justin Meyer of Stillwater’s Grill!

    His name is Justin and he works at Stillwater’s Grill by the Bay, where he will make the sun shine even on a day that’s cold and gray. He slings burger and milk shakes and sodas and fries, while the customers all wait with an eager appetite in their eyes, but he can also help if your tastes are more diverse, by serving you polish sausage or maybe a Johnsonville bratwurst.


    Preston Surfus eats tomatoes straight from his grandma’s garden.

  • 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 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:55pm

    Dear Mary Pat, You know the post office has rules for rural mailboxes. So high off the ground, so many inches from the paved surface, certain size box and numbers displayed properly, etc.

  • Article posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:53pm

    Last week’s question: Look closely…..where is this located? Answer: Gibraltar Fire Department. This week’s question: What is the official Wisconsin State Animal? (Extra credit: What is the official Wisconsin State Wildlife Animal?)

  • Family Sickened After Manure Spreading

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Door County Public Health Department are investigating whether manure spreading on a farm near Jacksonport contaminated a nearby well, causing gastro-intestinal illness for the family living there.

  • An ‘F’ for Funding Formula

    In a new report, a school funding advocacy group claims the state’s school funding system is not meeting its constitutional mandate to provide “for the establishment of district schools, which shall be as nearly uniform as practicable.

  • Representatives in the News

    Governor Scott Walker The nation’s largest public sector union is mounting an intense effort to eject Walker from office this fall.

  • Municipal News

    Compiled by Pulse staff City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing in the council chambers at noon on Sept.

  • Manure Happens In Brussels

    The largest manure spill in Wisconsin since 2005 took place at the Kurt DeGrave farm, 10005 County D in Brussels, on Sept. 16 when 640,000 gallons of cow waste flowed out of an above-ground 2 million gallon holding tank.

  • Door County Naturalists to Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Roy and Charlotte Lukes, Door County and Kewaunee County naturalists, will be honored with the Harold “Bud” Jordahl Lifetime Achievement Award on Sept.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Door County Public Health Department reports that 10 states have reported an increase in severe respiratory infections and hospitalizations among children and adolescents.

  • Line Dancing and African Drumming at Dancin’ on the Door

    The new dance studio in Egg Harbor, Andria’s Dancin’ on the Door School of Dance will host and African dance and drumming workshop on Oct. 5 with international artist Edi Gbordzi, a master drummer/dancer from Ghana.

  • George Evenson Presents “Life as a Farmer”

    Join the Jacksonport Historical Society on Sept. 24 at 7 pm at the Jacksonport Town Hall, located on County V, as they showcase George Evenson. During his presentation of “Life as a Farmer,” listen to his stories and personal experiences that cover the Great Depression through today.

  • Storm Damage Deadline Extended

    The dozen people in attendance at the Sept. 15 special meeting of the Baileys Harbor Town Board gave a big round of applause to town employees who performed so admirably when the town was under deluge with anywhere from six to 12 inches of rain the night of Sept.

  • Fall Community Dance at Institute Saloon

    On Sept. 20 from 7 – 9 pm, the Door County Folk Alliance will host their Fall Community Dance at the Institute Saloon Dance Hall. All dances are taught by caller Tim Jenkins, and Sugar on the Floor will provide the music.

  • Brown Water

    On Sept. 23, the Kewaunee County Board will consider a groundwater ordinance that will ban the spreading of liquid manure on thin topsoil land (20 feet or less) from Jan.

  • Linden Centre Manager to Visit County

    Jeanee and Brian Linden, owners of Linden Gallery in Ellison Bay, announce the arrival of Frank He to Door County. Frank, a native of the Bai ethnic people from China’s Himalaya region, is Executive Manager of the Linden Centre in China.

  • Lunch and Learn at Savory Spoon

    Join the Savory Spoon Cooking School for their one-hour lunch and learn demonstration on Sept. 25. The lunch and learn includes soup or salad, main course, bread, beverage and dessert.

  • Get Your Film Submissions In

    Can you smell it in the fall air? It’s time to put the finishing touches on your hard work and send it off to the Wisconsin Film Festival. Festival organizers are now accepting submissions in the Wisconsin’s Own categories for their 2015 festival, which is scheduled for April 9 – 16, 2015.

  • Love Feast at Heritage Village

    In the early 15th century the Moravian Church was founded in Bohemia and Moravia. Nearly 450 years later, Reverend Andreas Iverson established a Moravian community on the shores of Green Bay and christened the new village “Ephraim.

  • Fall Stampers

    Get your paper cutters, adhesives and any other scrapbooking tools ready for the 2014 Fall Art Escape. Presented by Oscar’s Door County Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking, the weekend is for stamp enthusiasts to learn new tricks, try different products and make projects to take home.

  • “Drink Wisconsinably”

    Fall is prime beer festival season, thanks to crisp weekend afternoons and idealized dreams of Oktoberfest. Head to Egg Harbor’s Harbor View Park to celebrate the start of the fall season and everything beer at Egg Harbor AleFest on Sept.

  • Wisconsin’s Accessible Trails

    In a special upcoming episode of Discover Wisconsin, the state’s top destinations for people with all abilities will be broadcasted across the Midwest.

  • Fall Harvest Fest at Orchard Country Winery

    Orchard Country Winery & Market will host its 10th annual Fall Harvest Fest on Sept. 27 from 10 am – 5 pm with complimentary tasting of Orchard Country wines, local micro brews and farm market foods.

  • Crossroads Hosts Buckthorn Pull

    The Stonecipher Astronomy Center at Crossroads at Big Creek will soon have a new galaxy themed garden, designed by Barb Henkelmann, featuring flowers like Asters (which comes from the Greek word for “star”), Sunflowers, Moonbeam Coreopsis, Blazing Stars and Stargazer Lilies.

  • Taking “The Tin Woman” to the Next Stage

    The public is invited to attend a Backers’ Audition to mount a Chicago production for The Tin Woman on Monday, September 29, 5:30 pm at the Peninsula Players Theater in Fish Creek.

  • “Private Lives” at TAP through Sept. 25

    Private Lives, performed at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay, follows Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope.

  • Janice Borla at Birch Creek’s Fall Fundraiser

    The Birch Creek Associates will host their seventh annual fall fundraiser on Oct. 4 with dinner and a concert featuring Birch Creek’s Vocal Jazz Program Director Janice Borla and her rhythm section.

  • First of the Door Concert Season

    Hans Christian will open the 2014-15 Door Concerts Season on Sept. 20 at 7 pm at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Christian is ranked worldwide as a composer and musician.

  • O2MB Returns to AleFest

    Hey, kids, here’s a cautionary tale from a working musical group by the name of the One 2 Many Band. “The more we think about what we thought was the genius of the name, I’m not sure there’s much genius there, but it is appropriate for an ale fest,” said Johnny Rockit, guitarist for O2MB.

  • Celebrate with The Persuasions

    On Oct. 5 at 7 pm, Ministry Door County Medical Center will present “Celebrate Community” at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. This live concert will feature The Persuasions, an acappella group, with an opening act by Dorothy Scott.

  • Fall Cleanup Tips

    Last week, I wrote about how the fall is my favorite golf season of the year through all the different flavors of the game it provides from just a change of scenery and temperature.

  • Golf League Results

    ALPINE Alpine Women’s Golf League (Sept. 9) • Event (Most 6s): A Flight – Peggy Losee; B Flight – Barb Cammack; C Flight – Diane Miller & Joan Pleuss. • Low Score: A Flight – Mary Aiken 44; B Flight – Jane Mastrangelo 52; C Flight – Diane Miller & Mary Junion 60. • Fewest […]

  • Golf Event

    Oct. 5: Little Eddie Big Cup, Peninsula State Park Golf Course, 9 am – 1 pm, 18-holes, four-person team scramble, fundraiser for the Ed Strege Family Memorial, food to follow at Husby’s in Sister Bay.

  • Encaustic Experimenter

    There’s an old saying that a man who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client. Donna Brown is proof that it doesn’t necessarily apply to self-taught artists.

  • Q&A: Questions & Artists – Tom Nachreiner

    This is part two of my interview with Tom Nachreiner. His work can be seen at Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Fish Creek.

  • Wood Turners

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery invites everyone to “Born in Wood” on Sept. 20 from 1 – 5 pm featuring five artists creating one-of-a-kind art in wood. Plum Bottom will host a wine and cheese reception to celebrate the gallery’s first show focusing on wood.

  • Five-County Art

    The Miller Art Museum opens its doors September 20 to the 39th Juried Annual Exhibition, a competition among two-dimensional artists from the local five-county area (Door, Brown, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto).

  • Chicago Representation

    Wence and Sandra Martinez of Martinez Studio in Jacksonport recently had an opening reception at Green Home Chicago Design Center in the West Loop for “Martinez Studio: Modern Flatweave/Primitive Painting.

  • Fiber Arts Gathering

    The eighteenth biennial Sievers Gathering will be held Sept. 25 – Sept. 27 at Sievers School, 986 Jackson Harbor Road, Washington Island. All events are open to the public.

  • Fiber Arts Gathering

    The eighteenth biennial Sievers Gathering will be held Sept. 25 – Sept. 27 at Sievers School, 986 Jackson Harbor Road, Washington Island. All events are open to the public.

  • Creative Achievement

    Door County sculptor Deborah Dendler won an award at the 115th Annual Exhibition of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, Penn.

  • New Artist

    Bay Art Gallery has recently added Sandra Peterson to their gallery family. Her artwork makes a statement, creating beauty through bold mark making and forceful color in her abstract paintings.

  • Multidimensional Forms

    The Door County Art League (DCAL) Gallery at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek is featuring fractal qi artist and photographer Gale Ritchey as artist of the week, Sept.

  • Watercolor Fundraiser

    On Sept. 28 from 1 – 4 pm, artist Kari Anderson will host a MS Watercolor Fundraiser. Enjoy a fun afternoon of painting. All levels of ability are welcome.

  • “Things We Didn’t Say”

    Stepmothers have traditionally gotten a bad rap in fiction, and sometimes, as in the story of Cinderella, deservedly so.

  • Speculative Fiction

    Author Cynthia Kraack appears in two special events in Door County for her recently published novel, Leaving Ashwood. The final book in the speculative fiction Ashwood trilogy, Leaving Ashwood explores the question of how bad life would be if mega-multinational corporations ruled the world.

  • Children’s Book Aspirations?

    From Oct. 12 until Oct. 17, Lawrence University’s Bjِrklunden is offering “How to Write a Children’s Book” with James Mihaley. Do you dream of one day writing a children’s book? This seminar is specifically designed to help fulfill that dream.

  • Faces of Lake Michigan

    Photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki’s images are worth 1,800 miles, the distance he traveled around Lake Michigan to capture the water and the people who use it – a project showcased in his new Wisconsin Historical Society Press book, Perimeter: A Contemporary Portrait of Lake Michigan.

  • Dig into the Archives

    The Door County Library is partnering with the Peninsula Genealogical Society in holding a presentation by librarian Laura Kayacan and Ginny Haen. The program will be held Sept.

  • “Guideposts” Winner

    Judy DuCharme, Ellison Bay author of The Cheesehead Devotional and Society of the L.A.M.B., has been one of 12 winners selected out of thousands by Guideposts Magazine to attend a training workshop in Rye, New York.