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Volume 21, Issue 03 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Notes from the Grove

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove providing Liberty Grove residents and
 visitors tidbits of information about goings on in town government The Tech Committee has installed three computers in the main meeting room at the town hall.

  • Your Representatives in the News

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens, vice chair of the Education Committee, has scheduled a special meeting with the Sevastopol Board of Education on Feb.

  • Municipal News

    Compiled by Pulse staff City of Sturgeon Bay:  The city is accepting bids through Feb. 6 for fire extinguisher inspection and maintenance.

  • You Say Peel, I Say Pile

    Last May the Pulsereceived a letter from Philip Graupner of Baileys Harbor regarding the misspelling of the sign for Reiboldt’s Creek. Graupner, a German translator, pointed out that the creek was named for August Rieboldt, who with his partner Joseph Wolter, founded what today is known as Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Door County Cracks Down on Farms to Protect Groundwater

    As a direct result of the mishandled liquid manure spreading by a subcontractor working for the Haberli Farms last September, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has designated the farm as a medium-sized Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO).

  • Quieres Habla Ingles?

    It didn’t take long after Pastor Christopher Jackson got the call to serve Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville and Saint John’s in Algoma for folks to learn that his wife Mary is fluent in Spanish.

  • Give a Hoot about Owls

    I have the feeling that most people care very little about owls. My guess is that they have had few, if any, real experiences with these exciting and secretive birds, which are so wonderfully designed for darkness.

  • Radon

    January is National Radon Action month. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas, could be in your home. Radon gas is a naturally occurring byproduct of the radioactive decay of uranium in the soil.

  • A Tale of Two Counties

    Bayfield County, Wisconsin’s crown jewel, will soon join the ranks of the 57 other counties in Wisconsin with a CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) operating within its borders.

  • A Resolution You Can Stick To

    If you are in the market for a new year’s resolution you can actually keep, choose civility. It is not measured in pounds or BMI; nor does it require a membership fee or expensive special equipment.

  • Spring Classic Ride Registration Open Feb. 1

    Registration for Door County’s spring century bicycle ride opens Feb. 1. Riders can save up to $15 by registering for the Peninsula Century Spring Classic in February.

  • Two Join Southern Door Hall of Fame

    The Southern Door Athletic Booster Club is proud to announce its Hall of Fame induction class for 2015. This year inductees include Ben Johnson, class of 1998, and Nikki Malcore-Fitzgibbon, class of 1992.

  • Making Waves

    Stella Kersebet and Delilah Rose Our featured swimmers this week are Stella Kersebet and Delilah Rose, both 13 years old and in seventh grade. Both swimmers had best times in every event at the DCY Hawaiian Swim meet.

  • High School Sports Schedule

    High School Winter Athletics GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 23 vs. Algoma, 7:30 pm Jan. 27 @ NEW Lutheran, 7:30 pm Jan. 30 vs. Oconto, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Jan.

  • Movin’ On Up

    The Door County Destroyers are looking for a new challenge. With a championship win in the Wisconsin State Football League (WSFL) after a nearly undefeated season in 2014, the Destroyers will graduate to the Mid-States Football League (MSFL) this year.

  • Deer Input Wanted

    To help gather feedback regarding the proposed Deer Trustee Report permanent rule, an online public input form is now available to gather public comments.

  • The Return of Lake Michigan Sturgeon

    Just off the shores of Milwaukee, in the frigid waters of Lake Michigan, a young sturgeon from Kewaunee appears to have found a healthy home. While the Milwaukee shoreline serves as a proven nursery to sturgeon released nearby through a cooperative rearing program between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Riveredge Nature Center, the discovery of the Kewaunee fish marks the first time DNR researchers have confirmed a young sturgeon recaptured there was bearing a tag from the C.

  • 2014: A Hot Year

    The year 2014 ranks as Earth’s warmest since 1880, according to two separate analyses by NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists.

  • Fat Bike Sweepstakes

    With picturesque flat lands and demanding hills, Southwestern Wisconsin, known to locals as the Driftless Region, offers a unique experience for bicyclists.

  • A Tale of Two Peninsulas

    The Door Peninsula will be the central topic of a forum hosted by Sources of Knowledge, an Ontario nonprofit organization. Held in Tobermory, Ontario, the forum is titled The Great Arc: Life on the (L)Edge.

  • Kiwanis iPads for Autism Project

    In December the Kiwanis Club of Sturgeon Bay awarded iPads to three additional Sturgeon Bay families as part of the Kiwanis iPads for Autism project. The Kiwanis District started the project two years ago to help Wisconsin and Upper Michigan youth affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

  • Great Waffle Breakfast at the Ridges

    The Ridges will host the 7th annual Great Waffle Breakfast on Feb. 7 from 9-11 am. Again this year, the Baileys Harbor Town Hall will be filled with the aroma of delectable, golden waffles.

  • United Way Fundraising Campaign

    United Way of Door County announced that the 2014 Annual Fundraising Campaign raised $481,766.40. This number represents the service that will be provided to nearly 7,000 Door County residents who will be empowered by one of the programs that receive funding from United Way of Door County.

  • YMCA Survey on New Year Resolutions

    A National YMCA survey finds more than half of American adults say outside support can help keep their 2015 resolutions. Each year, millions of Americans resolve to get in better shape and become healthier.

  • Youth Business Students Awarded

    Four Gibraltar Business Assocation for Youth (GBAY)/DECA members earned awards at the district level competition at Green Bay Preble High School on Jan.

  • Big Bundle Up Campaign Report

    The Door County tourism industry and local community teamed up to collect 844 cold weather items as part of the recently concluded “Big Bundle Up” campaign that was spearheaded by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism.

  • Humane Society Year-End Report

    In 2014, the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) took in more than 700 animals while finding new homes for 55 dogs and 460 cats. “Our mission to care for homeless animals while striving to find new homes for adoptable cats and dogs was fulfilled in the most positive way last year.

  • CPR Class with Sister Bay Fire Department

    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. All classes are being offered at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road.

  • Chronic Pian Management Presentation

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

  • NFL Players Visit Boys and Girls Club

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County welcomed Harry Sydney, former Packers player, Super Bowl Champ and NFL coach, along with Miller Heart to the Teen Center on Jan.

  • Quilting Project Discussion Meeting

    The Baileys Harbor Historical Society will hold a gathering to discuss the next Community Quilt/Quilting Bee Project on Jan. 25 at 1:30 pm at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall.

  • Back-to-School Fair Donation

    On Jan. 12, FirstMerit Foundation awarded a $1,000 grant to Altrusa Club of Door County, to be used for the annual Back-to-School Fair program. Rick Hearden, senior vice president and manager of commercial banking, and Kay VanBoxel, branch manager of the Sturgeon Bay FirstMerit Bank, presented the check to Altrusa President Anita Karwowski.

  • Job Center Answers Healthcare Questions

    The Door County Job Center will answer questions about the Affordable Care Act with their Bay Lake Regional Enrollment Network Coordinator. Learn the basics of insurance
, BadgerCare, enrollment and how to find local assistance for free.

  • Affordable Care Act Questions?

    The Community Clinic of Door County will answer all of your Affordable Care Act questions. A Certified Application Counselor will be available at the Sister Bay Library on Jan.

  • Scandia Village Receives Check

    Members of the SCAND Auxiliary Board of Directors gathered on Jan. 16 to present Nicki Scharrig, resource development coordinator of Good Samaritan – Scandia Village, a check for $100,000.

  • Robert Nueske

    Life Notes: Robert Nueske Dies

    Birth br />Jennifer and David Folsom, Ellison Bay are the parents of a son born Jan. 14, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Dr. John and Diane Ludwigsen, Ellison Bay. Paternal grandparents are Greg Folsom, Phoenix, AZ, and Christy Folsom, NYC. Passings Robert D. Nueske Feb. 22, 1947 – […]

  • New Playground Near Sturgeon Bay YMCA

    The Door County YMCA announced a new community playground will be built early this summer directly north of the Sturgeon Bay Y Program Center in YMCA Peterson Park.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:05am

    Both a campy ’70s TV show and a classic ’50s musical were the naming inspirations for large groups of kittens that arrived at the Humane Society this fall.

  • Quilted Potholders at Jacksonport Craft Cottage

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts offers new owl potholders by Betty. The potholders are heavy-duty and washable while brightening up the kitchen. In handknit or woven styles, some feature an Amish folded star pattern.

  • Baylake Bank Earns Prestigious Honor

    Terrence Jack, Chief Investment Officer at Baylake Bank in Green Bay has earned the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The CFA charter, the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world, represents a tradition of upholding the highest standards of education and integrity in the investment profession.

  • Habitat for Humanity Annual Appeal

    Habitat for Humanity received terrific response from its annual appeal and the contributions continue to arrive. As of Dec. 31, 2014, 20 percent of the goal has been raised.

  • Answers on Affordable Care Act

    A Certified Application Counselor will be available at the Community Clinic of Door County to help with questions regarding the Affordable Care Act and aid in health care insurance enrollment.

  • New Certified Tourism Ambassadors

    Thirty-six individuals finished off 2014 by completing the Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) Program offered through the Door County Visitor Bureau. Graduates of the program learned about local history, area attractions, useful resources and customer service.

  • Ahnapee Coming to a Tap Near You

    The Ahnapee Brewing Tap Room in beautiful downtown Algoma was hopping right from the noon opening on Saturday, Jan. 17, for the release of its special winter warmer, an imperial milk stout aged for seven months in whiskey barrels.

  • Mardi Gras Party at Turtle Ridge

    Put on a mask and pretend to be someone or somewhere else. It’s time for the Sixth Annual Frostbite Party and Sale at Turtle Ridge. Over the years, Turtle Ridge has had different themes such as “Put on your High Heels,” “Mellow Yellow,” and “Chase Away the Winter Blues.

  • New Works at Bay Art Gallery

    New works of art depicting the Summertime Restaurant in Fish Creek are up at Bay Art Gallery. Rick Brawner and Randy Rasmussen both capture the restaurant beautifully with their own unique style.

  • Broomball: Door County Brewing Uses Big Second Half to Top Horseshoe Bay

    Door County Brewing Co. used a big second half to pull away after a scoreless first half in Wednesday night's Northern Door Broomball League action in Sister Bay.

  • Room Tax for Boaters?

    Members of the Door County Tourism Zone Commission discussed the possibility of a tax on transient boat slips at their meeting on Jan. 15. The tax would be similar to the room tax invoked on lodging and hotels throughout the county, requiring those who traveled to the county by boat to pay a tax.

  • Hike This: Four Must-Hike Winter Trails

    The temperature outside may be frightful but the views at the state parks in Door County are absolutely delightful. Enjoying the outdoors in the winter might take more planning than when the temperature is above 50 degrees but if you set out for any of the following trails, your efforts will be greatly rewarded.

  • Corky Siegel and Howard Levy

    Corky Siegel and Howard Levy? Yes it’s true. Two talented harmonica and piano players with very impressive bios share the stage. Multiple Grammy-award winner Howard Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, producer and Chicago-area resident.

  • Helicopter Company Still Seeks Tours

    The helicopter tours proposed by UP North Helicopters out of the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport have met resistance from the community and the airport commission since being brought to the table last November.

  • Questions & Artists: Lynn Gilchrist

    I first met Lynn Gilchrist about eight years ago when I began what I now describe as the “endless journey” pursing painting. She, along with Sarah Bradley from the Artists Guild in Sturgeon Bay, gave me endless critiques and positive comments about my watercolors.

  • Democracy

    The source is late night BBC, not that listening to the radio is any cure for sleeplessness; it is a companion. They were discussing democracy and what constitutes the signals, the signs and the effects of democracy.

  • Renowned Quartet at Olde Opera House

    Door Concerts, Inc. will present the renowned Pro Arte Quartet in a concert at the Olde Opera House on Jan. 29 at 7 pm. The program will include quartets of Haydn and Dvorak, along with a special guest appearance by the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s soprano Emily Birsan.

  • Feb Fest with 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.

  • Outdoor Activities at Peninsula State Park

    Hikes to learn to identify animals from their tracks left in the snow and a candlelight ski are among the events being held at Peninsula State Park over the next few weeks.

  • Outdoor Frozen Tundra Wine Fest

    Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery will host its 6th Annual Frozen Tundra Wine Fest, Feb. 28, 12 – 6 pm. The outdoor wine fest will celebrate our Wisconsin grapes that can survive harsh winters, yet produce award-winning wines.

  • Article posted Monday, January 19, 2015 4:09pm

    This week’s question: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how many inches wide was the world’s largest snowflake? Answer: In next week’s issue.

  • Article posted Monday, January 19, 2015 4:08pm

    Congratulations to Serreah Ullman, of Cherryland Shell in Sturgeon Bay! Serreah Ullman is the fantastic cashier at Cherryland Shell in Sturgeon Bay Where she’ll greet you with a smile and a polite, “Hey!” Scanning your items, taking payment and waving goodbye, She’s been working the counter since the 4th of July.

  • Overheard and Obsessions

    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? “You have to find your inner cahonas.

  • Article posted Monday, January 19, 2015 3:56pm

    Dear Mary Pat, I feel like I'm an only parent these days. My husband travels for his job usually Monday through Friday. However, sometimes he doesn't fly back until Saturday, which only leaves one day a week with him.

  • Framed

    This year, the Biebl family, of Madison, spent Christmas at their cottage in Sturgeon Bay. Their original idea was to build a snowman on the beach during the day, but since the weather didn’t cooperate, the family decided to go ahead with their plan in a slightly different manner.

  • Calling Mrs. Olson!

    A recipe for lefse showed up in my inbox the other day. It’s been a long while since I had lefse, but from what I recall it is a very thin, flexible flatbread wrap, sort of a Scandinavian tortilla made with a dry-fried potato and flour dough.

  • Concert Series at Lost Moth Gallery

    Lost Moth Gallery released a list of upcoming concerts. Gather for great music, conversation, wine and treats in an intimate house concert setting in the gallery.

  • World Famous Quartet in Sturgeon Bay

    Performing throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, the Pro Arte Quartet continually delights audiences around the world. They are the resident ensemble at Madison's Chazen Museum of Art, for which they perform a series of five live, radio broadcasts each year, heard on Wisconsin Public Radio.

  • Lecture on Dealing with Arthritis

    The Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church's Health and Wellness Committee is planning a Health Program on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18, 4 pm at the church. "Dealing With the Pain of Arthritis" will be the topic and speakers will include Dr.

  • Folk Alliance Holds Barn Dance

    The Door County Folk Alliance will hold a Barn Dance at the Institute Saloon Dance Hall on Jan. 24 at 7 pm. The caller for the event is Tom Senior from Chicago.

  • Historical Egg Harbor Program

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will host a historical education program at 3 pm on Feb. 22 at Shipwrecked in Egg Harbor. The EHHS will present a program covering the downtown area of the village.

  • Lecture on Invasive Weevils

    The Door County Master Gardeners announce the third of nine 2015 Continuing Education Programs: “Evil Weevils and White Fluff – How Two Invasives Change One Park.

  • New Classes at The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School’s Winter Program classes continue with one-day class openings the last week of January and more than 31 new classes starting in February.

  • Door Community Auditorium Upcoming Events

    On Jan. 30 and 31, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present the third weekend installment of its 2015 lecture, concert and film series. After a Friday evening screening of the film Jens Jensen: The Living Green, DCA will present a morning lecture on Jan.

  • Lecture and Free Ski at Crossroads

    Crossroads at Big Creek will host a series of indoor lectures and free skiing events. On Jan. 28, the Door County Public Health Department Mental Health Focus Group will present a free community event "Beat the Winter Blues – Don't be S.

  • Jens Jensen The Living Green Screening

    The Clearing Folk School and Door Community Auditorium are partnering to present the 2014 award-winning documentary film Jens Jensen The Living Green on Jan.

  • What to do in Door County this Weekend: Jan. 23 – 25

    The best bets for the weekend ahead in Door County.