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Volume 20, Issue 48 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Too Indian for an Indian Radio Show

    Regular listeners of Wisconsin Public Radio might have come to know Richie Plass as the genial co-host of Kalihweyo'se (Oneida for “Good Message”), the Native American radio program that airs from 10pm to midnight on Thursdays.

  • Baroque Celebration

    A concert at 2 pm Sunday, Dec. 7, at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the installation of the church’s Dobson pipe organ.

  • Taste the Season

    The snow may have comfortably settled onto the ground for the long haul and weekly trudges to the grocery store through wind and rain may cause many to long for the fresh produce that could be found at one of the county’s many farmers markets in summer.

  • A Magical Twist On A Fairytale Favorite

    Third Avenue Playhouse and its StageKids Theater program will bring the much-loved story of a shoemaker and a troupe of friendly elves to its Sturgeon Bay stage Dec.

  • Q&A: Questions & Artists – Debra Joy Groesser

    I first watched Debra Joy Groesser paint several years ago in the annual Peninsula School of Art’s Door County Plein Air Festival (Ms. Groesser has been an invited artist in this event for multiple years).

  • Celebrate the Season

    The Ephraim Business Council invites you to celebrate the season at Christmas in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 6 for a series of fun family activities throughout the day.

  • Mobile History Storyteller

    The Door County Bookmobile was a door to another world for Door County children and adults for generations. Now the Egg Harbor Historical Society (EHHS) is rescuing the bookmobile to breathe new life into this piece of local history as a vessel to help tell our community’s stories.

  • Packed House at Well Meeting

    A standing-room-only crowd filled the Jacksonport Town Hall on Dec. 2 to learn more about the well contaminations that took place in September due to a subcontractor for Haberli Farms spreading manure over a sinkhole.

  • Our Representatives in the News

    Congressman Reid Ribble Ribble visited Tactical Base Gamberi in Afghanistan in late November.

  • Municipal News

    Compiled by Pulse staff City of Sturgeon Bay:  The winter parking ban went into effect on Dec. 1. On-street parking is prohibited from 2 to 6 am through April 1, 2015.

  • Snow Dampened Meet, Greet and Eat

    Although the weather did not cooperate the evening of Monday, Nov. 24, a few people braved the snow for the “Meet, Greet and Eat” event at Liberty Grove Town Hall.

  • Confusion Over Knutson Resignation

    Parents, teachers and students gathered at Gibraltar High School on Tuesday night to show support and seek answers regarding the abrupt and unexpected resignation of school principal Kirk Knutson.

  • Fire Chief Cancels Plan Commission Meeting Due to Overflow Crowd

    A special meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission did not take place as planned on Dec. 3 because too many people showed up for the meeting to consider a zoning request for a proposed five-story waterfront hotel in the city’s West Waterfront Redevelopment Project.

  • Article posted Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:59am

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay has selected the preferred alternatives for the reconstruction of Hwys 42/57 from Michigan Street to Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay beginning in the fall of 2015.

  • We’re More Than Consumers

    The wonderful thing about this time of year is whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus, there is a spirit that ties all of these holidays together.

  • Robert L. May and the Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Note: Having spent the holiday weekend in the Milwaukee area with family and then returning home to compete in the Secret Santa Trivia Tournament with some of my co-workers I have devoted little time to writing (let alone thinking about) a new column.

  • Third World Water

    There is a water crisis in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin. Too many residents of places like the Town of Lincoln can’t drink from their wells. It’s taking lawsuits, grassroots organizing, and possibly intervention from the federal government to solve.

  • By the Numbers Icon

    By the Numbers: An Inadequate Congress

    1911 - Year that Congress adopted the Apportionment Act of 1911, which capped membership at 435 members

  • Making Waves

    Julia and Natalia Michalski: Our swimmers of the week are two sisters who have become tremendous swimmers in a very short time. Julia and Natalia both swam only one year and qualified for the state meet in the eight and under age group.

  • Second Chance to Train

    In case you missed the first volunteer training for this winter’s Ski for Free program at Crossroads at Big Creek, there’s a second chance to train. On Dec.

  • High School Winter Athletics

    Varsity sports schedules.

  • Monday Night Volleyball

    Standings, results and schedule.

  • Wily White-Tails

    Late November each year in Wisconsin marks a stunning shock and change in the life of this country’s most sentimentalized, popularized, number-one big-game animal.

  • Using Technology to Fight Phragmites

    We pass them every day, clumped together along wetlands, lakeshores and roadsides with their heads bobbing in the wind. We see them, but maybe we forget that Phragmites australis – the common reed – is an invasive species, and is considered a noxious weed by the U.

  • Article posted Wednesday, December 3, 2014 3:00pm

    Lake Michigan continues to struggle as an ecosystem. For decades a tiny shrimp-like creature less than a quarter-inch long was the animal mainstay at the bottom of the Lake Michigan food chain.

  • Become a Green Thumb

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association will continue to accept applications for its 2015 Master Gardeners Training Class until Dec. 11. If interested in becoming a Master Gardener, complete information by visiting dcmga.

  • A Gift of the Great Outdoors

    People looking for a holiday gift that keeps giving throughout the year can give outdoor enthusiasts access to thousands of miles of trails, hundreds of nature hike opportunities, dozens of beaches, and some of the most scenic areas found in Wisconsin with a 2015 Wisconsin state park admission stickers or state trail pass.

  • George Evenson retires as historical society president

    The Door County Historical Society was founded in 1926, and George Evenson came along just three years later. He’s a walking encyclopedia of the history of the county where he’s spent all his life and has been an active member of the Door County Historical Society (DCHS) for about 20 years.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    Despite the stresses of preparing for the holidays, most of us thoroughly enjoy this time of year visiting with family and friends, the food, the lights, the giving and getting of gifts.

  • Article posted Wednesday, December 3, 2014 2:44pm

    Jan and Greg are not a pop duo, but they rock! Siblings from a group of five kittens found on Bluff Drive in October, Jan and Greg reached the goal weight for spay/neuter surgery two weeks ago.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Trisha Wing and Jason George, Brussels, are the parents of a daughter born on Nov. 26, 2014, at Ministry Door Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Kim and Glenn Wing, Champion, Mich. Paternal grandparents are Kim & Scott George, Brussels. Ross Zielke and Amanda Moegenburg, Baileys Harbor, are the parents of a son […]

  • Door County LWV Host Roundtable Luncheon

    Join the League of Women Voters of Door County members as they discuss topics concerning the country, state and local levels of government at their upcoming roundtable luncheon on Dec.

  • DCHS Holds Open House

    The cats are in cozy colonies ready to meet new friends, and the dogs eagerly await potential forever families in meet-and-greet rooms during the Door County Humane Society’s Open House on Dec.

  • Santa to Stop by Sevastopol

    A Christmas Open House will be held at the Sevastopol Town Hall on Friday, Dec. 19, from 4 to 6 pm. Townsfolk are invited for food, drinks and conversation.

  • Have Brunch with Santa

    The Sturgeon Bay Lions Club’s all-you-can-eat Brunch with Santa will be held Dec. 7, 8 am – 12 pm, at the Corpus Christi Social Hall. The visit with Santa is from 9 – 11 am and includes a free picture.

  • Learn to Use AED & CPR

    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 Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

  • Holiday Dinner at Gibraltar Area Schools

    Gibraltar Area Schools and the Gibraltar High School Student Council invite the community to their annual Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner on Dec. 10 at 11 am.

  • Annual Shower of Love for Christ Child Society

    Members and friends of Christ Child Society are invited to attend the annual Shower of Love event on Dec. 12. The event begins at 10:45 am with a mass celebrated with the children of St.

  • Service of Remembrance at Huehns Funeral Home

    Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay will offer a community-wide Service of Remembrance: Navigating Grief Through the Holidays. This service will be held at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St.

  • Hand Tool Museum Receives Sustainability Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the Door County Historical Society a Sustainability Grant from the Clifford & Clara Herlache Heritage Foundation to support the development and construction of a Hand Tool Museum.

  • Help Others Bundle Up this Winter

    The Door County Visitor Bureau is inviting residents and visitors to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens and other warm clothing items as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “The Big Bundle Up” campaign, running now through Jan.

  • Record Number of OCC Shoeboxes

    The Operation Christmas Child (OCC) Relay Center at First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay recently reported that a record number of shoeboxes were received during the annual collection event.

  • Christmas by the Bay Winners Announced

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is pleased to announce this year’s annual Christmas by the Bay Celebration was a success. More than 30 floats completed this year’s holiday parade, held Saturday, Nov.

  • Launching of CANcer THRIVEr Program

    At 5:30 pm on Dec. 9, Dr. Nicole James will be discussing and answering questions regarding the launch of Center For Optimal Health's new CANcer THRIVEr program.

  • Winter Concerts at Sevastopol School

    Sevastopol School invites families, friends and the community to its Winter Concerts. The 6th, 7th and 8th Band/Choir/ High School Band/Choir/Community Choir performs at 6:30 pm on Monday, Dec.

  • Region Looks Good in Annual Survey

    The results of the annual First Business Economic Survey of northeast Wisconsin were released on Dec. 2. Each fall, First Business takes the pulse of local businesses through an annual economic survey in northeast Wisconsin, Dane County and Milwaukee.

  • Win Some Moo-La-La

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center has announced its annual Moo-La-La promotion will take place now through Dec. 19. Two or more winners from participating businesses will be announced daily beginning Dec.

  • Nelson Healing Center Celebrates 35 Years

    Dr. Melissa Nelson, Dr. Danielle Partain and the staff at Nelson Healing Center are gearing up for a big public celebration to celebrate 35 years in practice with an open house on Dec.

  • Entrepreneurial Training Program Begins in January

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are once again sponsoring an entrepreneurial training program in Door County.

  • Buy a Mocha for United Way

    During December, Door County Coffee & Tea is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every Candy Cane Mocha sold they will donate 50 cents to United Way.


    Well-known Jacksonport parade participants the Cinealis family (and their friends) don hard hats and goggles for their Despicable Me-themed entry in the 18th annual Jacksonport Thanksgiving Parade and Benefit on Nov.

  • A Curmudgeon Possibly Named Gaspar

    This one had been catching my eye for a while, and on the evening of a recent mid-November day that never got warmer than 20 degrees, I decided it was time to try Founders Curmudgeon, an Old Ale brewed with molasses and aged in oak.

  • Congratulations to Ben McMahon of Door County Brewing Company!

    When it comes to beer, there are few better places to go Than the taproom at Door County Brewing Co. It’s where you’ll find manager Ben McMahon serving up brews, He’s the one behind the bar sporting a full beard and a variety of tattoos.

  • 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, December 3, 2014 10:39am

    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.

  • Article posted Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10:36am

    Look closely…..where is this located?

  • AFT Announces 2015 Lineup

    American Folklore Theatre (AFT) has announced its 2015 musical comedy line up for the summer and fall seasons. AFT, which will be officially renamed Northern Sky Theater in January, will present three shows in repertory during the summer and one in the fall.

  • Peninsula Singers Hold Christmas Concerts

    The Peninsula Singers, joined by The Anderson Brass, will perform their 35th annual Christmas concerts at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church on Dec.

  • Moravians Join Together for Christmas Cantata

    Christmas cantatas are an annual tradition, and Sister Bay Moravian and Ephraim Moravian choirs join voices once again for “When Earth Received Her King,” a musical program written by Marty Parks.

  • The Hagens and “Yuletide Tales” at TAP

    Join the Hagen family at Third Avenue Playhouse for their annual holiday concert on Dec. 20 at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices are $20 in advance, $25 day-of show, $10 students 12-24, and $5 children 11 and under.

  • Open for Christmas?

    The Peninsula Pulse would like to feature a complete list of Christmas meals offered throughout Door County in our upcoming issue, coming out Dec. 19.

  • Trails are Open at Crossroads

    A Make and Take Birdfeeder Workshop will be offered for families at Crossroads at Big Creek on Dec. 6 at 2 pm. Participants will learn about the Door County winter birds that visit birdfeeders.

  • Chili Feast to Follow Tree Lighting

    Ellison Bay’s Christmas tree lighting will be on Dec. 7 at 5 pm beside the visitor chalet in the village center. The ceremony will include a scripture reading and caroling, followed by a free chili feast at Mink River Basin.

  • Ridges Hosts Natural Christmas Dec. 13

    Those seeking a less hectic way to celebrate the season can choose from a number of programs and activities at The Ridges Sanctuary throughout December.

  • Santa’s Back on the Tug

    Santa Claus will make his annual visit to the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay on Dec. 6. His appearance highlights a day that will also include a book signing as well as participation in the popular DOOR CANcer Holiday Home Tour.

  • Community Christmas Party in Baileys Harbor

    The Baileys Harbor Community Association and the Baileys Harbor Historical Society are partnering to throw a Community Christmas Party on Dec. 6 from 4 to 6 pm.

  • Special Consensus Returns to White Gull

    The Grammy-nominated bluegrass band The Special Consensus returns to Fish Creek on Dec. 10 at 8 pm to perform at the White Gull Inn. Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format.

  • Coiled Classes

    Lynn Schuster will host a Christmas open house, art show and sale on Dec. 5, 3 – 8:30 pm, and Dec. 6, 10 am – 3 pm, at 410 N. 6th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Direct from Nature

    Gail Franke is the newest artist to be welcomed to Bay Art Gallery. Franke has a degree in art education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with an emphasis in painting.

  • Three Part Exhibit

    This December, the Meadows Art Gallery is made with three parts: wreaths, artwork and new showcase space. The gallery will exhibit holiday wreaths decorated by Scand family and friends.

  • State of Metamorphosis

    As One with Nature, an exhibit celebrating Jan Forkert’s 30 years of creating multimedia art inspired by nature will be at the UU Gallery from Dec. 7 - 29.

  • Fresh Works

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery will host its annual holiday art show featuring 25 nationally collected artists from Dec. 4 – 6. The gallery will offer free gift wrapping for the three-day event along with warm cider and wine.

  • A Dozen Artists

    The Hope Church Gallery exhibit for December will feature a dozen local artists. The artworks represent a variety of techniques and media including oil, pastel, acrylic and watercolor.

  • Repurposed Quilts

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts is pleased to present handcrafted repurposed antique quilt gifts – just in time for holiday giving. These one-of-a-kind works of art are created by combining a variety of colorful antique quilt pieces to achieve a functional gift.

  • Spirit of Giving

    Great Northern by Design will host a holiday open house on Dec. 6, 10 am – 5 pm, featuring Italian Old Saint Nick ceramics by Vietri and many home accents.

  • Sculpture Show

    Deborah Dendler, resident of Fish Creek, is one of the featured artists in the New England Sculptors Association (NESA) exhibition at the New England Sculpture Service Gallery, in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

  • Clever and Accessible

    Mike Orlock is the featured reader for the Dickinson Poetry Series at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Dec. 10 at 7 pm. Orlock, a retired high school teacher and coach, splits his time between Illinois and Sturgeon Bay.