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Volume 21, Issue 02 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Christian Unity Service

    Ephraim Moravian Church will host its annual Christian Unity Service on Jan. 25 at 3 pm at the Stella Maris Parish in Sister Bay. There will be music from the faith traditions of Door County, scripture and an inspirational message.

  • Chronic Pain Management Seminar

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on “Chronic Pain Management.

  • Chili Cook-Off at Sturgeon Bay High School

    The 6th Annual Sturgeon Bay Booster Club Chili Cook-Off is Jan. 23 beginning at 5:30 pm in the Sturgeon Bay Middle School Cafeteria. All-you-can-eat chili will be sold for $5 up until half-time of the Sturgeon Bay Clippers vs.

  • Minute to Win It at Stone Harbor

    On Jan. 23, at the Stone Harbor Resort, 12 area teams will compete for great prizes in the 5th Annual Minute 2 Win It competition. Based on the popular TV game show, team members will be challenged with crazy acts of silliness to raise money for the Door Kewaunee Business and Education Partnership.

  • Pro-Life Candlelight Walk

    On Jan. 22 at 6:30 pm, community members may participate in the Pro-Life Silent Candlelight Walk. The walk will start in front of the Door County Government Center on Nebraska St.

  • Weight Loss Seminar

    Nicole James, CNC, Functional Medicine Clinician and Certified Nutritionist will present Weight Loss for Life, a free seminar at Greens N Grains Natural Food Store in Egg Harbor on Jan.

  • Pig Out for Preschool

    Come Pig Out for Preschool at Husby’s Food & Spirits on Jan. 22, 11 am to close, to benefit Peninsula Preschool in Ephraim. Mention the preschool and 50 percent of your check amount will be donated to the nonprofit school.

  • CPR and First Aid Training in Sister Bay

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department will offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR, as well as basic first aid.

  • Sturgeon Bay High Coffee House Night

    The Fine Arts Department at Sturgeon Bay High School is holding a “Can You Hear Us Now?!” Coffee House Night on Jan. 17 at 7 pm. Students, alumni, faculty and school board members will provide entertainment.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Josh and Ashley Yaeugi, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on Jan. 7, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Cheryl Kohlbeck, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Brent and Ursula Yaeugi, Watertown, Wis. Crystal Vandertie and Jeremy Taylor, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of […]

  • Article posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:49pm

    The Door County Humane Society has an entire colony room dedicated to declawed cats. Some are surrendered cats, others are strays saved from the streets.

  • Bulletin Board

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Door County Board of Supervisors recently adopted an updated and combined Door County Comprehensive and Farmland Preservation Plan 2035, which went into effect Jan 1.

  • Gibraltar School Board Determines Interim Principal Not Needed

    The Gibraltar School Board has been forced to make administrative changes in light of the immediate and unexpected resignation of secondary school principal Kirk Knutson in November.

  • Town of Gibraltar unveils highway resurfacing plans

    The Town of Gibraltar will see a resurfacing project take hold of Hwy. 42 starting in the winter of 2016. The project is part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plan to resurface a significant portion of the highway between Egg Harbor and Sister Bay in the next three to four years.

  • Municipal News: Local Spring Ballots Taking Shape

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The following candidates have filed papers for seats on the city council in the spring election – District 1, Danny Wiegand (incumbent), 
Gerald Pelrine and
 Kelly Catarozoli; District 3, Ed Ireland (incumbent); District 5, Jerry Stults (incumbent); District 7, Bob Schlicht (incumbent).

  • NWTC Seeks $66.5 Million Referendum

    Growth at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) campuses may lead to a $66.5 million referendum question on the spring ballot. “The last NWTC referendum [$46,600,000], in 2001, was implemented so that we could work our way up to serving 5,000 FTE (full-time equivalent) students,” said NWTC Media and Communications Consultant Casey Fryda.

  • Our Representatives: Kitchens Lauds Walker’s Speech

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens lauded Gov. Walker's State of the State speech.

  • A Family of Wines: Lautenbachs tap into cold-weather grape varieties

    The Wisconsin Grape Growers Association has a list of 78 Wisconsin wineries, and 20 of those are recognized as Wisconsin Accredited Wineries that produce wines with 75 percent or more Wisconsin grapes.

  • Landmark Awarded by RCI

    The Landmark Resort recently announced it has been awarded the prestigious RCI Silver Crown Resort award by RCI, the worldwide leader in vacation exchange.

  • Quilted Appliance Covers at Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts presents matched sets of KitchenAid and two- and four-slice toaster covers. Keep your small appliances out on the counter where they are handy to use and cover them.

  • Door County Visitor Bureau Unveils New Guide

    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.

  • Entrepreneurial Training Program in Sturgeon Bay

    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.

  • Baylake Bank Branch to Close

    Baylake Bank's Bay Settlement Financial Center, located at 2260 Bay Settlement Road, will be closing soon. Customers are informed that the last day of operation will be April 10, 2015.

  • Funding for Future Farmers

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden announced the availability of more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers.

  • The Apps on My Cellphone, or Why I Would Be A Terrible ESL Instructor

    Like most of you who own a smartphone, I have a variety of apps installed and I read an article recently on my NPR app about cellphone usage and boredom that I found rather interesting.

  • A Place of Unique Spirit

    As the year turns, we in Door County might take a moment to celebrate who we are and what we have done together. And it seems to me that in the past couple of decades we have done very well indeed.

  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929. Since 1986 the third Monday in January has been recognized as a federal holiday honoring the civil rights leader.

  • Chili By Any Other Name

    To bean, or not to bean, That is the question. Anyone who has been to a chili cook-off knows chili means many things to many people. Some believe chili is really chili con carne, which is meat cooked in a sauce made of chiles.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 1:05pm

    “New research on plant intelligence may forever change how you think about plants” is the title of a Jan. 2014 news release. Far-fetched? Better not write it off.

  • Look Beyond the Honeybee

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association announces its second free public program, which takes place on Jan. 20 at 7 pm in the Collins Learning Center at Crossroads at Big Creek.

  • Let’s Make a Difference

    This is the first Climate Corner column of 2015. The focus will continue to be on what’s happening, not on whether climate change is real, because there is very little scientific disagreement over the fact that average temperatures are increasing significantly and human activity – primarily emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels – is contributing a lot to this problem.

  • Monday Night Volleyball Standings

    Standings As of Jan. 12 A League 1. Nicolet Beach Concessions 30-3 2. Music Masters DJs 24-9 3. Peninsula Pulse 21-12 4. Brick Lot #2 15-18 5. Dave Nieman 8-25 6.

  • Schroeder Joins Brewers Wall of Honor

    Former Milwaukee Brewers catcher and current Brewers broadcaster Bill Schroeder will be enshrined on the “Brewers Wall of Honor” at Miller Park this year.

  • Making Waves

    DCY Featured Swimmers Jesper Johnson, 12, Gibraltar School: Swimming all best times at the recent Manitowoc Invitation swim meet, his times are dropping rapidly, and his goal of achieving State cuts is within reach in multiple events.

  • High School Sports Schedule

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 19 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Jan. 23 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan. 16 @ Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 20 vs. NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Jan.

  • Bitter Cold, Snow and Wind of January 1982

    Charlotte and I were living in the Ridges Rangelight Residence (the Upper Rangelight) in January of 1982 and planning to build our own home that summer.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:54am

    This week’s question: Look closely … where is this located?? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: In 1876, a coach helped produce the first rules for American football (including the introduction of line scrimmages and the system of downs).

  • Article posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:51am

    Congratulations to Mary Heimann, Northern Door Aquatics Director and Active Older Adult Coordinator at the Door County YMCA Northern Door Program Center! Helping youth with swim classes Monday Cooking, baking and serving Together Tuesday Coordinating Wisdom Wednesday Teaching Mahjongg Friday Let’s not forget the coffee walkers And lifeguard instruction courses too.

  • Overheard and Shout Outs

    OVERHEARD 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? “She’s seen big dogs taking dumps in the water.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:39am

    Dear Mary Pat, Should I take it personally that my husband isn’t taking me on vacation with him? He claims that I would be bored while he fishes for a week and that we can have a vacation together some other time.

  • Framed

    Green Bay Packers fans Jerome and Judy Cote watch the Green Bay Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys 26-21 in the playoffs Sunday, Jan. 11 at Mike’s Port Pub in Jacksonport.

  • Let’s Get Muddy

    The first batch of beer I ever attempted to brew was in England in 1976. I had been reading about homebrewing, but, as I learned several years later, my source was a sadly outdated homebrewing manual that advocated the use of table sugar in the brew.

  • StageKids Auditions and Film Lab

    Auditions will be held for the StageKids production of Our Town by Thornton Wilder and directed by Robert Boles on Jan. 16 at 5 pm and Jan. 17 at noon.

  • Feb Fest With the Peninsula Music Festival

    Peninsula Music Festival presents February Fest, with three chamber concerts to warm your musical soul. All concerts are held at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church at 2 pm.

  • Third Avenue Playhouse’s James Valcq Awarded

    James Valcq, Third Avenue Playhouse’s co-artistic director, was honored at the Broadway World Milwaukee Theatre Awards. Valcq shared with his collaborators Lee Becker and John MacLay in winning the Broadway World Best Musical Award for Anatole, which received its world premiere at First Stage in Milwaukee in 2014.

  • Snowshoeing Ridges Sanctuary

    Just because the sun goes down early, it doesn’t mean snowshoeing needs to end. Snowshoe the trails by headlamp and flashlight with Ridges Sanctuary naturalists to experience the Sanctuary in a whole new way on Jan.

  • Dead Horses at Door County Brewing Co.

    Door County Brewing Co. will welcome the Door County Pond Hockey Tournament players and friends with live music Feb. 6 and 7. The Dead Horses band brings an Americana sound from Oshkosh, where they’ve released two albums and earned acclaim throughout the Midwest.

  • Katie Dahl at the Door Community Auditorium

    On Jan. 24 at 7 pm, Katie Dahl will present a concert in the Door Community Auditorium’s (DCA) Fireside Lobby. Based in Baileys Harbor, Dahl is a nationally touring singer-songwriter with numerous songwriting awards to her name.

  • Sturgeon Bay Public Television Premiere

    Third Avenue Playhouse and Wisconsin Public Television invite the community to a free premiere of the new Sturgeon Bay episode of the public television program, Around the Corner with John McGivern.

  • Mamma Mia! and Lecture Series at Door Community Auditorium

    On Jan. 23, at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present a free sing-along screening of the film Mamma Mia!. Using the unforgettable music of ’70s pop stars ABBA as its soundtrack, Mamma Mia! tells the lighthearted story of one bride-to-be’s attempt to identify her father on a Greek island called Kalokairi.

  • Wisconsin’s Mining Standoff Screening

    A documentary film about Gogebic Taconite’s (GTAC) controversial proposal to dig an open-pit iron mine in northern Wisconsin will be the feature at the next Dinner and a Movie Night at Greens N Grains Cafe on Jan.

  • New Poet Laureate Named

    The Wisconsin Poet Laureate Commission has selected Kimberly Blaeser of Burlington, Wisconsin, as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2015–16. The Commission praised Blaeser’s ability to reach a broad audience through her diverse and captivating works: poems exploring Native culture and family, place and environment and many other issues.

  • Jan. 14 Broomball Results

    Wild Tomato and Cornerstone are quickly emerging as the teams to beat.

  • Salon Exhibition Party

    A free, public party closes the final two-week Salon exhibition at Peninsula School of Art (PenArt), 3900 County Road F, Fish Creek, on Jan. 24 from 6 – 9 pm.

  • New Facebook Group for Artists

    Several Sturgeon Bay artists have joined together to create an armchair art show on a new Facebook page at

  • Warm and Cozy Paintings

    Before the Door County winter gets too bitter, come to Bay Art Gallery to be surrounded with original works of art that give off a warm and cozy feeling.

  • Dunes In Winter

    What do dinosaurs, flying porcupines and ancient history have in common? All three will work their way into the Jan. 17 winter program, “Dunes In Winter,” at Whitefish Dunes State Park in Sturgeon Bay.

  • What to Do In Door County This Weekend: Jan. 15 – 17

    A look at this weekend's best goings-on - a coffeehouse concert, free art day, lecture, and of course, The Pack!

  • Dogs and Tiles Occupy Board

    If you’ve been wondering at the slow progress of the Baileys Harbor marina building project, Town Chairman Don Sitte provided an update at a special town meeting on Jan.

  • Ridges Offers Owl Nesting Box Workshop

    Did you know that owls don’t build their own nests? Some use the abandoned nests of hawks, ravens and other birds, but cavity nesters like Barn Owls, Screech Owls, Saw-Whets and Barred Owls will readily nest in a box.

  • Honoring the Late William LMH Clark

    William L. Clark, a longtime contributor to the Peninsula Pulse’s literature section, passed away Jan. 5, 2015 in De Pere at the age of 76. Clark, born in rural Dunn County, was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

  • Celebrating 40 With Food

    “Everything is coming together nicely,” reports Deborah Rosenthal on preparations for the 40th anniversary celebration at the Miller Art Museum (MAM), which opens with a reception from 3 – 4:30 pm on Saturday, Jan.

  • Oddball Humor and Spontaneous Stories

    Chicago-based trio Sons of the Never Wrong will kick off Ministry Door County Medical Center’s 2015 Music Heals concert series Jan. 16 with a 7 pm performance at Door County Fire Company, 38 S.

  • Winter Fun at Whitefish Dunes

    Snowshoe hikes, a bird watching trip and a candlelight ski, snowshoe and hike are among the naturalist activities that will take place at Whitefish Dunes State Park in January.

  • Snowshoeing Crossroads

    On Jan. 20 at 7 pm, Jeremy Hemberger of the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Gratton Laboratory will present a Master Gardener Lecture titled “Native Pollinators – Look beyond the Honey Bee.

  • Ski for Free at Crossroads

    On Jan. 20 at 7 pm, Jeremy Hemberger of the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Gratton Laboratory will present a Master Gardener Lecture titled “Native Pollinators – Look beyond the Honey Bee.

  • Screening of Citizen Koch

    The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County will be screening the film Citizen Koch on Jan. 20 at 4:30 pm. Citizen Koch is a 2013 documentary film directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal concerning the political influence of American plutocrats following the Citizens United ruling, and of the titular Koch brothers in particular.

  • Healthy Eating Series

    The New Year brings resolutions for healthier eating and Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) and Family Centers of Door County want to help families make it easy and fun.

  • Peer Writing Critique Group Begins

    Write On, Door County will begin a free monthly open group for writers of all genres in Sturgeon Bay. The group begins Jan. 19, at 10 am, at the 5th & Jefferson Café, 232 N.

  • Hal Prize Announces Early Deadline

    The Peninsula Pulse proudly presents the 2015 Hal Prize. The Hal Prize is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and to photographers throughout the United States.

  • Original Storytelling About Love

    Door Shakespeare, in collaboration with Write On, Door County, seeks submissions from writers and storytellers for its third live storytelling event on Feb.

  • Go Pack Go!

    January represents a lot of things in the world of football, but none more than heartbreak and sorrow or, if you’re rooting for the season’s top teams, hope and a little bit of fear.

  • Grants Aid Aging Programs

    A Milwaukee philanthropic foundation has included three regional programs in a recent grant totaling $1,082,214 to fund various Alzheimer’s and aging efforts throughout Wisconsin.