Pulse Cover v20i43 Fall 50 runner

Volume 20, Issue 43 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Halloween Happenings

    Events throughout Door County

  • National Champion Crowned

    Tyler Sigl of Seymour, Wis., and Larisa Dannis of Strafford, New Hampshire, both earned the title of U.S. 50-mile National Champion after a windy run to Sturgeon Bay.

  • Making Waves

    Each week the Pulse will feature two young athletes in the Door County YMCA’s swim program.

  • Destroyers Host Mariners

    On Saturday, Nov. 1, the #1 seed Door County Destroyers host the #4 seed Manitowoc County Mariners in the first round of the Wisconsin State Football League playoffs.

  • Seeking Hall of Famers

    The Southern Door Booster Club is now taking applications for the Southern Door Athletic Hall of Fame. The deadline for applications is Nov. 21 and the award ceremony will be Feb.

  • Deer Seasons

    Archery & Crossbow Deer Seasons (statewide): Sept. 13-Jan. 4, 2015 Metro Subunits: Sept. 13-Jan. 31, 2015 Nine-day Gun Deer Season: Nov. 22-30 (statewide) Metro Subunits Gun Deer Season: Nov.

  • High School Fall Athletics

    Varsity schedules

  • Most Memorable Run

    After taking a left turn out of the classroom where I spend most of my days teaching at Gibraltar School, I almost immediately meet a hallway.

  • Halloween

    14.3 - The percentage of pet owners who plan to dress their pets in costumes, with pumpkins being the most popular pet costume, followed by hot dogs, devils, bumble bees and cats.

  • Rethinking Personal Property Tax

    The state’s slow-growing economy and aging population suggest Wisconsin will need to re-examine outdated aspects of its tax system, including the personal property tax, an expert on state finances and taxes recently told a special study committee at the state capitol.

  • Good Apple Country

    Charlotte and I both smacked our lips this noon (and very likely again for dinner tonight) as we relished her freshly made sautéed apples. I can clearly recall making my first sautéed apples with friends, the Ohms from Janesville, one fall Saturday when I was still a bachelor.

  • Gathering Waters Director To Honor Lukes

    On Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 pm at Bjِrklunden, Mike Strigel, executive director of Gathering Waters: Wisconsin’s Alliance for Land Trusts, will honor Roy and Charlotte Lukes winners of this years’ prestigious Harold "Bud" Jordhal Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:24pm

    The phrase “transgenerational epigenetic imprints” is one that is making headlines in the scientific world. In simple terms it means that the environment can bring about changes in the DNA of a male or female parent that can be transmitted to subsequent generations.

  • Water Use Declined in 2013

    Wisconsin’s use of surface and groundwater declined six percent in 2013 from prior year levels as cooler temperatures and a return to normal rainfall patterns reduced demand for power plant cooling water, municipal drinking water and irrigation.

  • A Little Twist of Fate

    It’s interesting how a little twist of fate can lead to something big. Seven years ago, Mike Madden’s neighbor, Dan Hanson, needed to get rid of a 120-year-old log structure on his property.

  • Building Character

    Sturgeon Bay Mayor Thad Birmingham was a hit at the Boys & Girls Club of Door County when he stopped by on Oct. 23 to offer a proclamation declaring the day as the official Lights On Afterschool day in Sturgeon Bay.

  • STEM Shuttle Comes to County Schools

    The shuttle makes its first visit to Door County next week. No, not the space shuttle. This is the STEM shuttle. “STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,” said Sharon Ryan, a 5th grade teacher in Wausau who in 2006 came up with an idea to “introduce kids in 5th, 6th and 7th grades to these areas so they can think about the opportunities available to them.

  • Article posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:07pm

    Combining the better traits of two breeds, the dog in the spotlight today is Benji. This four-year-old Labrador Retriever/Alaskan Husky is a big, social guy who was surrendered when his Sturgeon Bay owner moved away.

  • Life Notes

    PASSINGS Gretna M. Johns April 26, 1923 – Oct. 29, 2014 Gretna M. Johns, 91, of Sister Bay died at Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay on Oct. 29, 2014. A family memorial service is being planned for a future time and a complete notice will be made available when arrangements are complete. […]

  • Don’t Forget Pets this Halloween

    Don’t forget pet safety this Halloween. The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) reminds our community to plan ahead for a scary-but-safe Halloween for all: Costumes: According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend a record $370 million this year on Halloween costumes for pets.

  • Bell Ringers Needed

    The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign needs volunteer bell ringers for the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. The money raised from the kettle campaign stays local in Door County to help neighbors in need.

  • 100 Craft Booths Under One Roof

    The 34th annual Southern Door Arts & Crafts Fair, sponsored by the Athletic Booster Club, will be held Nov. 2, 9 am – 3 pm. There will be more than 100 booths all under one roof with free shuttle available, door prizes every half-hour, food and drinks.

  • Health Programs at United Methodist Church

    Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church will host a number of health programs in November. The Door County Parkinson Disease Support Group will meet on Nov.

  • AED and CPR Classes Offered

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR.

  • Southern Door Students Celebrate Farm to School Month

    Southern Door School District joined schools, preschools, colleges and individuals across the Great Lakes Region states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio in celebrating both National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally grown apples on Oct.

  • Learn about Healthy Spinal Aging

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with “Chiropractic Services and Healthy Spinal Aging.” Come hear Anne Emerson, D.

  • Rev. McClelland Wins DCMM’s Whitehall

    Rev. Patricia McClelland was thrilled upon receiving word of winning the grand prize in this year’s Door County Maritime Museum boat raffle which was drawn Sept.

  • Hitching Post Reopens

    The Hitching Post is now re-opened for business year round under new ownership. Hours are 7:30 am to 11 pm daily (closed Tuesdays) and to 2 am Friday and Saturday.

  • Buy Local Mixer at NWTC

    Door County Buy Local business networking mixers return from summer recess on Nov. 5, 5:30 – 7 pm, at NWTC-Sturgeon Bay, 229 N. 14th Ave., and will feature a program by Door County U-W Extension on “Door County Local Foods: Recent Trends, Developments and Success Stories.

  • Popcorn Sales Benefit United Way

    In November Double Delites in Egg Harbor is partnering with United Way of Door County. They are donating 10 percent of all popcorn sales in November to United Way of Door County.

  • Sturgeon Bay Culver’s is Regional Champ

    Culver’s of Sturgeon Bay is a regional champion in the nationwide Culver’s Crew Challenge contest where Culver’s restaurants compete in the areas of quality, service, cleanliness, hospitality and community outreach.

  • Sheriff Candidates Answer Your Questions

    We had several interesting questions for the Door County sheriff candidates that were left over from the Oct. 21 Peninsula Pulse candidate forum held at Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Ephraim Moves Village Plan Forward

    At its Oct. 23 meeting, the Ephraim Village Board voted 4-1 in front of a packed hall to proceed with landscape design group LivingLAB in the restructure of Ephraim.

  • County to Search for New Administrator

    Corporation Counsel Grant Thomas will handle the reins of official county business with the Nov. 3 departure of County Administrator Maureen Murphy. Thomas was officially named the interim administrator, with no extra compensation, at the Oct.

  • Candidates in the News

    • Republican Joel Kitchens raised nearly twice as much money for his campaign for the 1st District seat in the State Assembly than Democrat Joe Majeski.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • During the past several weeks, the Door County Sheriff’s Department and the Sturgeon Bay Police Department have received numerous complaints of storage sheds broken into and property taken.


    Chris Ashley, Judy Surges, Bev Massey and Vikki Saballus of the Hide Side Boutique get into the Halloween spirit for this past weekend’s Jack O’ Lantern Days in Fish Creek.

  • A Capital Experience

    Lucky for all of us, I caught myself before starting this piece with something to the effect of, I remember back in the good old days… “Wow,” I thought after catching the nostalgic faux pas, “when did I become an old fart?” The subject that inspired this mental dimwittery? Capital Brewery Co.

  • Congratulations to Deb Wiegand and Shelley Peterson

    Just past the winery on Highway 42 in Carlsville Sits a little shop and café called Door County Coffee & Tea, Co. And on this early weekday morning within the shop’s doors Deb and Shelley go through the coffee process: grind, brew, then pour.

  • Article posted Wednesday, October 29, 2014 4:38pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I met a girl at a coffee shop recently and really liked talking to her. I noticed she had a bike rack on her car, so I asked her if she would want to go for a bike ride some time.

  • 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, October 29, 2014 4:30pm

    What vegetable was traditionally carved before the pumpkin?

  • Dahl & Russell at Gibraltar Town Hall

    On Nov. 6, two singer-songwriters will team up for a concert at Gibraltar Town Hall. This upcoming performance will feature local folkie Katie Dahl (joined by bass player Rich Higdon) as well as California-based Claudia Russell (joined by her mandolin-playing sidekick, Bruce Kaplan).

  • Time Warp Time

    Let’s do the time warp again! The Donna Film Fest at Third Avenue Playhouse presents The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Oct. 31 at 7:30 pm. In honor of Halloween night, there will be a costume contest – dress as your favorite Rocky Horror character.

  • Canine Costume Contest

    Since Americans spend more than $350 million per year on dressing their dogs, Wisconsin Cheese Masters will host their fourth annual canine costume contest on Nov.

  • Musical Stylings at Shepherd of the Bay

    The Electric Jazz Orchestra returns in concert to Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church on Nov. 1 at 7 pm. The Electric Jazz Orchestra (EJO) has performed a number of times at Shepherd of the Bay.

  • “Blue Collar Diaries” Begins Nov. 6

    Coming soon from Stage Door Theatre Company is Blue Collar Diaries, running Nov. 6 – 23. This show is written and performed by Michelle Myers Berg. Berg portrays dozens of unforgettable characters that drifted through her working class neighborhood in the ‘60s and ‘70s in Blue Collar Diaries.

  • The Value of Native Plants

    To learn more about the relationships between birds, caterpillars and their host plants, attend a screening of Doug Tallamy’s lecture “The Value of Having Native Plants in Our Yards” at Crossroads at Big Creek.

  • Fall Decorating Workshop at The Ridges

    If the season’s crisp air and colorful foliage have you in the mood to bring fall into your home, The Ridges Sanctuary’s Fall Decorating Workshop on Nov.

  • Almost Time for Christmas by the Bay

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center will host its annual Christmas by the Bay event Nov. 21 – 23. The weekend kicks off on Nov. 21 at 7 pm with a tree lighting ceremony at the clock tower on Third Avenue, complete with live music from Josh Gregory, Hervy Hodges and Nick Hoover from 6 to 8 pm.

  • Pastel, Acrylic, Oil

    Liz Maltman will be the featured artist in November at the Unitarian Universalist Gallery in north Ephraim. Maltman spent most of her summers in Fish Creek while growing up in Chicago.

  • Genius with Color

    Bay Art Gallery presents its newest artist, Kimberly Rosploch. Evelyn Bengston, a corporate art consultant describes her work perfectly: “There is a scene in The Wizard of Oz where the screen turns from black and white to color.

  • Book Signing with Jerry Apps

    The Clearing Folk School will host a book signing for celebrated rural historian Jerry Apps, author of nine Wisconsin Historical Society Press books and dozens of other books and articles.

  • Trotting for Turkeys

    After the Halloween costumes and face paint have been put away for another year and the trick-or-treat bags have been emptied, the attention of many turns to the next holiday – Thanksgiving.

  • Little Songwriting Monsters

    For the sixth straight year, The Holiday Music Motel will bring together musicians from all walks of life to collaborate in creating ghoulish, dark and strange tunes in honor of Halloween.

  • “The Look”

    For the second time this year, Rogue Theater will bring the 1944 existentialist play No Exit by French philosopher and playwright (and novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biography and literary critic) Jean-Paul Sartre to the stage of The Depot Performing Arts Center in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Kindling

    A lot of books, how-to guides, outdoor journals get written about…firewood. How to build a fire, how to cook on a fire, what wood makes a good fire, what axe to use, how hard to swing the axe, what the pile should look like.

  • Q&A: Questions & Artists – Roxanne Hanney

    Questions and Artists: Roxanne Hanney Interview by Randy Rasmussen I first met Roxanne Hanney this past summer at a James Hempel workshop held in Sturgeon Bay.