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Volume 21, Issue 04 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Well Groomed

    There’s more than the snow that goes into ski conditions. Good snow is, of course, an important part of a good run. But after the snow blankets the bluffs, who makes the trails look so clean-cut and pretty? The Door County peninsula is streaked with cross-country ski trails that have become a hallmark of winter tourism and weekly outdoor recreation for locals.

  • Making Waves

    DCY swim team welcomes Race Archibald and Ryan Ehlinger to the DCY swim team. Race and Ryan have been swimming competitively for many years for the Green Bay YMCA.

  • Know an Ethical Hunter?

    Wisconsin's tradition of hunting is built upon ethics where success is defined as using a moral compass to end the hunt satisfied with the knowledge the hunt also was safe, enjoyable and ethical.

  • Monday Night Volleyball Standings

    STANDINGS As of Jan. 26 A League 1. Nicolet Beach Concessions 36-3 2. Music Masters DJs 30-9 3. Brick Lot #2 21-18 4. Peninsula Pulse 21-18 5. Dave Nieman 8-31 6.

  • Full Moon Ski at Crossroads

    The Door County Silent Sports Alliance, in cooperation with Crossroads at Big Creek, will host the first Groundhog Day Full Moon Ski and Potluck Supper at 6 pm on Feb.

  • High School Sports Schedules

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Jan. 30 vs. Oconto, 7:30 pm Feb. 3 vs. Coleman, 7:15 pm Feb. 6 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 3 @ Sevastopol, 7:30 pm SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Jan.

  • Wildlife Hibernation

    Late last September through October and into early November was when the internal clocks of quite a few wild creatures were sending important messages to their brains.

  • Broadening Our Horizons

    The white pine is special. A tenacious exclamation point on the shore of the Door, tall and craggy, it rises above surrounding forest punctuating the skyline with its stout silhouette.

  • Door County’s Misnomers

    I enjoy considerable freedom in the writing of this column. Indeed, I have enjoyed this freedom from the time this column began in the pages of the Door Reminder.

  • Door County Demographics

    .6 Percentage of black residents in total population of county. 2.04 Average number of people per household. 2.4 Percentage of foreign-born residents.

  • Join ADF for 10 Blue Spruce

    Joining the Arbor Day Foundation (ADF) is an ideal way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from Wisconsin who joins the Foundation in February 2015 will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.

  • Groups Appeal Solar ‘Tax’

    The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC) and RENEW Wisconsin filed an appeal on Jan. 22 of the Wisconsin Public Service Commission’s December decision to impose discriminatory charges against solar customers in We Energies territory.

  • A Wisconsin Treasure

    After receiving Gifford Pinchot’s report in 1905 on the natural areas in the United States that should be preserved, President Teddy Roosevelt recommended that the sand dunes on the west shore of Lake Michigan be preserved.

  • Hotel Letter Results in Defamation Lawsuit

    A single-spaced, five-page letter that alleges the Pinkert Law Firm is representing both the City of Sturgeon Bay and Bob Papke, developer of the proposed Westside Redevelopment project hotel, resulted in a defamation lawsuit against the letter writer, Sturgeon Bay resident Carri Andersson.

  • Fixing a Broken System

    At the first meeting of a new grassroots organization called Fair Funding for Door County Schools, community members, school board presidents and members, and the five superintendents of Door County schools brainstormed ideas on how to bring the public into the complicated discussion of school funding formulas.

  • Your Representatives in the News

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) joined in the approval of a constitutional amendment to allow state Supreme Court justices to elect their chief justice for a two-year term.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:23am

    Five years old and looking for love in all the right places is Pinky the poodle. She dances with anticipation when the leash comes out for a walk, but we have to be honest…she’ll be asking to be picked up and carried after only a modest distance.

  • Municipal News

    Compiled by Pulse staff Town of Jacksonport: A special town board meeting will be held at 7 pm on Feb. 3. Town of Liberty Grove: The three new Liberty Grove public access computer systems are ready for use.

  • Board Buying Back Cherry School

    In 1985 the Door County Board of Supervisors sold a piece of county-owned land that included the former Cherry School at the corner of County BB and Cherry Road in the Town of Sevastopol for $35,000 to Door County Child Care Center, with the stipulation to have first option to buy the property back for $38,000 plus the cost of whatever improvements were made should it ever go up for sale.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 11:16am

    WHAT HAPPENED • The Sevastopol Board of Education passed two referendum resolutions. The first authorized the school district budget to exceed the state revenue limit by $1,500,000 for three years for non-recurring purposed.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Michael and Monique Beck, Algoma, are the parents of a son born on Jan. 23, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Robin Kurtz, Osceola, Wis.

  • Successful Campaign for Salvation Army

    The Salvation Army of Door County once again had a very successful year for the Christmas Red Kettle Campaign. The goal was $40,000 and the amount raised was $41,083, 2.

  • Lecture on Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Don’t be S.A.D. this winter. Beat the winter blues with a free community event at 6:30 pm on Jan. 28 at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay with a presentation by Dr.

  • Sturgeon Bay Seeks Ice Carvers

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center seeks beginner, intermediate, and advanced ice and snow carvers for its annual Fire & Ice carving competition slated to take place Feb.

  • Shepard of the Bay Receives $5,000 Grant

    Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay recently received a $5,000 “Lutheran Community Matthew 25: Neighbors in Need” grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation.

  • SOUP! Benefit at Peninsula School of Art

    Peninsula School of Art, invites the public to purchase bowls and enjoy a bountiful buffet during its ninth annual SOUP! benefit on Feb. 7, from 11 am-3 pm.

  • Fundraising with Northern Door Children’s Center

    In an ongoing effort to keep early childhood education affordable for their families, Northern Door Children’s Center (NDCC) will host a fundraising event.

  • Midwinter Gathering with Door County Land Trust

    Door County Land Trust’s Midwinter Gathering will take place Feb. 7 at Maxwelton Braes in Baileys Harbor. Wine, ale and a bountiful array of hors d'oeuvres and delectable desserts will be served.

  • Blood Donation Opportunities

    The Gibraltar High School Student Council and the Red Cross have collaborated to bring Northern Door County their second opportunity to donate blood. There is no appointment needed for the Feb.

  • Groundhog Day Breakfast at Gibraltar Schools

    Gibraltar Schools and the Gibraltar High School Student Council are hosting their annual Groundhog’s Day Breakfast on Feb. 2 from 7:45 am to 9 am in the Gibraltar Cafeteria.

  • Groundhog Day Parade in Ellison Bay

    The 4th Annual Groundhog Day Parade will be held Feb. 2 at 4 pm in Downtown Ellison Bay. The theme this year is "I Love A Parade!" Build a float, decorate a car, walk the dog or just cheer from the sidelines.

  • New Program at Boys and Girls Club

    Starting in January 2015, The Boys & Girls Club of Door County is offering a newly developed social-emotional learning program coordinated by the club’s After School Program Site Coordinator Jessica Adams.

  • Blossom Run Seeking Volunteers

    The Blossom Run is seeking volunteers for the May 8 event. Although it might be premature to break out the shorts and sandals, it’s not too early to think about opportunities to volunteer for the Blossom Run, the annual 2- or 5-mile race in Egg Harbor.

  • S.A.N.E. Care Now in Door County

    Sadly, one out every four girls are assaulted by the time they turn 18 and one out of three women are assaulted in their lifetime. One out of every six boys will be sexually assaulted before they turn 18.

  • Action Realty II Awards

    Action Realty II, LLC in Sturgeon Bay presented Cindy Kountik with the Multi-Million Dollar Award, Julie Henkel with the Million Plus Dollar Award and Lori Vorpahl with the GreenHorn Award for 2014.

  • Economic Development Corporation Seeking Nominations

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors is currently soliciting nominations for the annual Door County Industry of the Year Award and the Door County Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

  • New Program Coordinator at DC Adventure Center

    Door County’s Adventure Center is pleased to announce that Megan Schneider has been hired as the new program coordinator. Megan worked with the organization last season as a certified kayak and zipline guide and plans to have another great season ensuring safe and memorable experiences for guests in Door County.

  • Local Business Mixer in Sturgeon Bay

    The next Door County Buy Local Business Mixer will be held Feb. 4 at 5 pm at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. Attendees will have a chance to see the world premiere of the Sturgeon Bay episode of the popular Wisconsin Public TV program Around the Corner with John McGivern.

  • Tickets for Beer Fest on Sale Feb. 1

    Tickets for Door County’s biggest craft beer event of the year go on sale Feb. 1. The Door County Beer Festival returns to Baileys Harbor June 20 with more than 100 craft beers, live music, and local chefs.


    Who said ice fishing wasn’t hard work? Tyler, 3, sleeps in a sled on Clark Lake where he ice fished with his father, Craig, and brother Ethan, 4, earlier this month.

  • Overheard/Pet Peeves

    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? “I just don’t know how to get the salsa to taste like that.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:43am

    This week’s question: Look closely … where is this located?? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: According to the Guinness Book of World Records, how many inches wide was the world’s largest snowflake? Answer: 15.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:43am

    Congratulations to Tanya Daubner of Al Johnson’s! Tanya Daubner is a waitress at Al Johnson’s in Sister Bay Where she happened to be serving us on her birthday! She’s been serving customers for the past 10 years, Bringing them delicious Swedish pancakes and lots of cheer.

  • Article posted Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:38am

    Dear Mary Pat, I have been on Facebook for a couple of months now since I kept hearing other moms say that they've been able to connect with old friends as well as keep up with what's going on around town, etc.

  • Choklat, good!

    Here’s a beer that comes on like a big chocolate punch in the piehole. It’s called Choklat, and it’s a stout brewed with chocolate malt and bittersweet Belgian chocolate, from the Southern Tier Brewing Co.

  • Added Audition Date for StageKids

    StageKids has added an audition date on Jan. 27 at 5 pm for the production of Our Town. Auditions will be for all students between the ages of 9 and 18.

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Presents Cinderella

    Sturgeon Bay High School’s annual musical for 2015 is Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, to be presented Feb. 5, 6, and 7, at 7 pm and Feb. 8 at 3 pm.

  • Snowshoe at Whitefish Dunes

    The public will have a number of opportunities to learn to snowshoe or to participate in snowshoe hikes each weekend throughout February at Whitefish Dunes State Park.

  • Groundhog Day Events at The Ridges

    Observe Groundhog Day at The Ridges by attending Migrate, Hibernate or Adapt, Feb. 2 at 1 pm. Enjoy a light discussion of how animals make it through the winter.

  • Winter Wine and Cherry Fest at Lautenbach’s

    The annual Winter Wine and Cherry Fest at Orchard Country Winery and Market on Feb. 7 from 10 am – 5 pm will include complimentary wine and specialty food product tasting featuring the popular tart Montmorency cherry in celebration of National Cherry Month and an assortment of food and bakery items to purchase.

  • Crossroads Host Moonlight Hike and Lecture

    On Groundhog's Day, the Door County Silent Sports Alliance joins with Crossroads to offer a potluck dinner followed by an evening of winter recreation in the moonlight.

  • Learn to Play a Band Instrument

    The Peninsula New Horizons Band program was developed for adults in Door County who wish to learn to play a band instrument or re-learn an instrument they used to play.

  • “The Price of Sand” Film Screening

    Greens and Grains will host a screening of the documentary The Price of Sand on Feb. 5 at 7 pm. The Price of Sand is a documentary about the sand mining boom in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • Irish Dance at Dancin’ On the Door

    Dancin' On The Door is bringing Irish Dance back to Door County with one of its native daughters, Jessica Adams. Irish dance lessons are once again being offered in Door County after a 12-year or so hiatus.

  • Door County Short Film Festival

    The sixth annual Door County Short Film Festival will take place in the Sister Bay Village Hall on Feb. 13 and 14. Film Fest Fright Night starts at 7 pm on Feb.

  • Winter Exhibition with Plein Air Painters

    The community is invited to attend a reception on Jan. 24 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Door County Community Foundation to open the Winter Exhibition featuring works by artists Liz Maltman and Rick Risch.

  • Mardi Gras Party at Turtle Ridge Gallery

    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.

  • Art Crawl Announces Prize Winner

    The artists of the Sturgeon Bay Art Crawl announce the winner of the free prize drawing from their November 2014 Sturgeon Bay Holiday Art Crawl. Karen Wilkin of Carol Stream, Illinois, won the original art by Michael Doerr of Sturgeon Bay, a handcrafted wood breadboard valued at $175.

  • “Most Delicious Piece” Awarded

    The Miller Art Museum was a packed house on Jan. 17 as it hosted a festive opening reception for its new exhibit, Celebrating 40 with Festive Art About Food.

  • Three Artists Spotlight at Meadows Art Gallery

    The Meadows Art Gallery is featuring a three-week show starting in January. The artists included are all in different career stages with different years spent in the making of art.

  • Valentine’s Gifts at Greco Gallery

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Sturgeon Bay’s Greco Gallery has lots of options for gift giving from original paintings and budget-friendly prints to hand-made jewelry and home accessories.

  • New Works at Bay Art Gallery

    Bay Art Gallery at the Sister Bay Trading Company is featuring new works by artists Kimberly Rosploch, Randy Rasmussen and Jan Comstock. Cows, chickens and pigs don't hibernate in the winter, making Bay Art Gallery a must-stop on any Door County winter getaway.

  • Peninsula Players Hosts Winter Play Readings

    Peninsula Players Theatre will present a reading of Go Back for Murder by Agatha Christie, a thrilling mystery, at Björklunden at 7 pm on Feb. 2. Join the Players reading and travel back in time with Carla Le Marchant as she tries to prove her mother’s innocence in her father’s death.

  • Sister Bay to Begin Burying Power Lines

    The long-awaited burial of Sister Bay's power lines will begin Feb. 2. Utility crews from Wisconsin Public Service, KS Energy Services, Frontier and Charter Communications will be placing all overhead electric, telecommunications and cable lines underground.

  • Cornerstone Moves to 4-0 in Northern Door Broomball Play

    The Cornerstone now sits at 4-0 with a 2-game lead over second place.

  • YMCA Indoor Door County Volleyball Standings

    League A 1. Nicolet Beach Concessions, 36-3 2. Music Masters DJs, 30-9 3. Brick Lot #2, 21-18 4. Peninsula Pulse, 21-18 5.

  • Bringing the Island To Illinois

    Julian Hagen is well known for his unending support of the music, arts and traditions of his homeland, Washington Island. On Feb. 7, he will cement his status as tireless island promoter as he reaches beyond the land of Wisconsin and plays host to the first Washington Island Fishboil Festival in Berwyn, Illinois.

  • The Fun Side of Life

    Musician Matt Wahl grew up in a household where background music included the tunes of musical greats Gordon Lightfoot, Joan Baez, Peter, Paul and Mary, and The Kingston Trio.

  • Two Drummers. Two Deejays. Five MCs.

    Brick Lot Pub bar manager Brad Hunsader has been in the nightclub industry for the past 17 years, so it’s no surprise that he has seen just about every live musical collaboration and hodgepodge event that there is to see.

  • DNR launches Endangered Resources photo contest

    Professional and amateur photographers have until Feb. 8 to submit their best bald eagle photos for a chance to see their entry soar across the state on vehicle license plates.

  • Grace That Is Anything But Ordinary

    Mystery writer William Kent Krueger explains that while the novel Ordinary Grace is not a mystery in the sense of his 14 Corcoran “Cork” O’Connor books, in this tale “mystery is at the heart, more as an explanation of the divine in our lives, an explanation of the whole question of the spiritual journey in our lives,” he said.

  • An Architect of Hair

    When hockey players, ATV riders and snowmobile enthusiasts descend on Kangaroo Lake for Baileys Harbor’s second annual Winter Carnival on Feb. 7, Green Bay’s Spike the Barber will be doing what he does best – making gentlemen look spiffy with retro haircuts as part of Door County Brewing Company’s Winter Carnival SideShow.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: Jan. 30 – Feb. 1

    You already know you’ve got Super Bowl Sunday booked, but what will you spend the rest of your weekend doing? Don’t think too hard – we’ve got this: 1.

  • What to do in Door County this Weekend: Jan. 30 – Feb. 1

    You already know you’ve got Super Bowl Sunday booked, but what will you spend the rest of your weekend doing? Don’t think too hard – we’ve got this: 1.

  • “Discover Wisconsin” highlights Door County businesses

    Seaquist Orchards and White Gull Inn get the small screen treatment from the popular Wisconsin Public Television show.