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Volume 21, Issue 05 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Up North Pulls Out

    Up North Helicopters withdrew its proposal to run helicopter tours out of the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport. The tours, proposed to the airport commission in November 2014, struggled to get support from the commission and met resistance from residents in the area.

  • Your Representatives

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens issued the following statement after Governor Walker’s budget address Tuesday night:  “After listening to Governor Walker give his address, I am excited to begin working on the new two-year state budget.

  • Bulletin

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The city will receive sealed bid proposals for repairs to the city’s parking structure located at 117 N.

  • Article posted Thursday, February 5, 2015 10:41am

    WHAT HAPPENED • After 31 years of service to the citizens of Door County Chief Deputy Gary Behling retired on Feb.

  • Sturgeon Bay Hotel Zoning Change Approved

    It’s a good thing the Feb. 3 Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting was held in the truck bay of the city fire department because the air was so charged with electricity that spontaneous combustion did not seem out of the question.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Alissa Ehmke and Jeremy Kelnhofer, Baileys Harbor, are the parents of a daughter born on Jan. 22, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Jean and Jim Ehmke, Baileys Harbor. Paternal grandparents are Diane and Paul Kelnhofer, Sister Bay. PASSINGS Lillian Delfosse Jan. 18, 1926 – Feb. 1, 2015 […]

  • Broomball Scores

    Week 5 Results Door County Brewing Co. 2, Alexander’s 3 Horseshoe Bay Golf Club 1, Cornerstone 9 JJ’s 4, Wild Tomato 4 – Tie   Standings 1.

  • Reality TV Comes to Sturgeon Bay

    It’s a big month for the Holiday Music Motel in Sturgeon Bay. In addition to the annual Love on Holiday songwriting sessions and concerts at the Third Avenue Playhouse on Feb.

  • Home Health Care: Concierge medicine comes to Door County

    By Kathleen Maci After longtime Washington Island resident Helene Meyer was involved in a horrific car accident last year she started to discover just how difficult accessing a general practitioner could be to talk with and ask questions about her medical concerns.

  • Donation to Door County Autism Group

    Mike Lautenbach from the Tavern League of Door County presented a $250 check to Door County autism support group Promoting Access To Help (P.A.T.H.). Michele Pfannenstiel, from Apple Valley Lanes accepted the check.

  • Southern Door 5th Grade Musical

    Wicked! Grease! 525,000! Hairspray! Rockin' Robin! George Michael Cohan! Great Balls of Fire! Shake Rattle and Roll! 76 Trombones! What do all of these have in common? The 40th Annual 5th Grade Musical – a multi-themed show with a variety of Broadway highlights and a ’50s style TV show called We Go Together.

  • Culvers Pairs with United Way

    During the month of February, Culvers in Sturgeon Bay is partnering with United Way of Door County. For every Colorful Class Sundae sold during the month of February, 10 percent will be donated to United Way of Door County.

  • Wisconsin Retirement System Lecture

    The Door/Kewaunee Retired Educators’ Association will host a free seminar for participants of the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) on Feb. 11 from 6:30 to 8 pm at Algoma High School.

  • Arthritis Lecture with Ministry Medical Center

    Northern Door Health & Wellness Ministry continues its Community Health Information Programs with an upcoming presentation on “Arthritis: Overview of Diagnosis & Treatment.

  • Valentine Breakfast at Sister Bay Moravian Church

    The Sister Bay Moravian Church will host its Heart-y Valentine Breakfast Buffet on Feb. 14 from 8-10:30 am. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 6-12 and $24 per family.

  • Public Access Computers in Liberty Grove

    Three new Liberty Grove public access computer systems are ready for use. The computers at Liberty Grove Town Hall can be used for personal word processing, spreadsheets and Internet access.

  • Sturgeon Bay Couple Win Signed Packer Jersey

    Superbowl Sunday was a little more super for a Sturgeon Bay couple. John and Chris Buhk had the winning ticket for the signed Jordy Nelson jersey that was raffled off by HELP of Door County during halftime.

  • All Things Chocolate at Winter Festival

    Gibraltar Historical Association is teaming up with Fish Creek Winter Games with chocolate treats on Feb. 7 from 10 – 5 pm. Come by the Old Town Hall in Fish Creek, next to the Winter Festival Tent.

  • Feed & Clothe My People 2014 Success

    Feed & Clothe My People provided 154 free winter coats to local kids in 2014 through the Coats For Kids Program. Door County residents donated the majority of the coats.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015 4:41pm

    Together, the four kittens from Forestville weighed less than one pound when they arrived at the shelter in May. Each tiny being, eyes tightly shut, was fighting to survive.

  • Will Cinderella Put Campaign Over the Top?

    Parents, students and other friends of the Sturgeon Bay High School (SBHS) performing arts program are working to raise $46,900 to replace the school’s outdated sound system with new state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Destroyers Get New Coach

    The Destroyers are going through changes. After winning the Wisconsin State Football League Championship at the end of their 2014 season, the team moved up to the Mid-states Football League, featuring tougher competition and higher expectations.

  • Making Waves

    DCY featured swimmers of the Week: Katie Kaminski and Macoy Neinas both had exceptional meets at the Schroeder A+ meet this past weekend. This swim meet is the premier Midwest meet of the short-course season, requiring all swimmers to comply with “A+ time standards” in order to enter.

  • High School Winter Athletics Schedule

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Feb. 6 vs. Sevastopol, 7:30 pm Feb. 10 @ Southern Door, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 7 vs. Oneida Nation, 4 pm Feb. 13 vs.

  • Bear Quota Set

    The Natural Resources Board approved the 2014 Wisconsin bear season quota of 4,750 as recommended by the Department of Natural Resources. The quota was set with the intention of reducing the population in northwest Wisconsin and stabilizing the population in the rest of the state, and will be distributed across the Wisconsin's four bear hunting zones.

  • Frost Crystals

    Every year when the “first of this” or the “first of that” occurs, I like to think back into previous years, for example during the first week of February, to try to recall what was of importance then.

  • Door County’s Wages and Income – A Closer Look

    In last week’s Peninsula Pulse (Jan. 30, 2015, v21i05) you read Jim Lundstrom’s story titled “Fixing a Broken System,” which reported on the formation of a public school funding reform group.

  • Rural School Students Deserve a Piece of the Budget Pie

    Wisconsin’s rural landscape is dotted with small towns, white farmhouses, red-brick school buildings, close-knit communities, and lots of open spaces.

  • Abraham Lincoln

    Perhaps it was Abraham Lincoln’s story that furthered the notion that someone from the most humble of circumstances could aspire to the highest office in the land.

  • A Tectonic Shift in the World of Philanthropy

    Although few outside the philanthropic world realize it, we are in the midst of a monumental philosophical debate on how to use charitable dollars so they have the greatest impact on society.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015 4:10pm

    Studies suggest that during the lifetime of a person, the brain continually rewires itself as a result of experience. For example, the brain circuits of most veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder have been modified due to experiences in combat.

  • Natural Resources Board Retained

    The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board elected to retain its current officers for 2015 at its Jan. 28 meeting in Madison. The board re-elected Preston Cole of Milwaukee as chair, Terry Hilgenberg of Shawano as vice chair and Greg Kazmierski of Pewaukee as secretary.

  • Fish Mappers Recognized

    A team of state fisheries researchers has received the 2014 Sport Fish Restoration outstanding research project award presented by the American Fisheries Society (AFS) for their work to locate key areas of waterways where habitat restoration effort will be most effective.

  • DNR Seeks Bald Eagle Photos

    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.

  • Pesticide Application Training Class

    A Private Pesticide Applicator Training class will be held on Thursday, March 5. This class is intended for anyone requiring certification or re-certification in order to apply restricted-use pesticides.

  • Utility Service Burial Begins in Sister Bay

    Overhead utility service burial will begin Feb. 2 in the Village of Sister Bay along Bay Shore Drive. Utility crews from WPS, KS Energy Services, Frontier and Charter Communications will work to place all overhead electric, telecommunications and cable lines underground.

  • Resignation of Humane Society Executive Director

    The Door County Humane Society (DCHS) Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Executive Director Carrie Counihan. “During Carrie Counihan's time with DCHS, there have been numerous transitions for the shelter.

  • Executive Director for Environmental Council Resigns

    Jerry Viste has resigned as executive director of the Door County Environmental Council (DCEC) that he began in 1980. With an official message last week to the Board of Directors, he indicated that his service would end on Feb.

  • Elected Directors for Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board

    Wisconsin’s corn growers have elected one new director and re-elected two directors to the industry’s market order board. Elected in District 5 is James Birchman, Fennimore.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:45pm

    Congratulations Rachael Christensen, park ranger at Peninsula State Park! Rachael Christensen is a proud employee at Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, Where she has been a full-time park ranger since 2013.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:42pm

    This week’s question: How much did a 30-second commercial cost during the first Super Bowl in 1967? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: Look closely … where is this located?? Answer: Fish Creek Park

  • Overheard/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? “It looks like your banana needs help.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 4, 2015 3:38pm

    Dear Mary Pat, My girlfriend has been dropping not-so-subtle hints about Valentine's Day and I'm starting to feel a lot of pressure. If I'm reading the circled advertisements right (that have been left in every conspicuous place in my house) she is hoping/expecting for some expensive jewelry.


    Elizabeth Gauger submitted this photo of her dog, Luna, enjoying a sunny winter day at Valmy Beach.

  • There’s a Crueller in My Beer!

    Wow! My first sip of Voodoo Doughnut Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale was a mind-blowing experience because what’s happening on the palate does not compute in the brain.

  • Third Avenue Playhouse Hosts Film Lab

    This winter from Feb. 4 - March 14 the Third Avenue Playhouse will host their first Film Lab. Students will have the opportunity to act, write, direct and operate the camera while creating original film projects and working on scenes from classic movies.

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hosts Rogue Theater Performance

    Rogue Theater brings the powerful show Policy to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim for a single performance Feb. 7 at 4 pm. 

  • Concerts at Bjِrklunden

    Lawrence University's Bjِrklunden will host two concerts on Feb. 12 and 15. On Feb. 12 come join the ladies of Sigma Alpha Iota as they share various vocal and instrumental solo and chamber pieces in the spirit of sisterhood.

  • Events at the Ridges Sanctuary

    There are several upcoming events at Ridges Sanctuary. Join a Ridges naturalist for an Owl Prowl on Feb. 11 at 6:30 pm to learn some of the more common calls and then take to the trails.

  • Fun Run with Door County Brewing Co.

    Door County Brewing Co. will host a fun run and brewery tour on Feb. 13. Demo Saucony products, sample new beer and win prizes at this special social run.

  • Benefit Concert at Bay View Lutheran Church

    Bay View Power and Light, the contemporary music team at Bay View Lutheran Church, will present a benefit concert at the church on Feb. 8 at 3 pm. Donations collected during “Praise for the Pantry” will go to support Feed My People/Clothe My People in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Dan Navarro at Lost Moth Gallery

    Dan Navarro will play at Lost Moth Gallery on Feb. 7 at 7 pm. For more than 30 years, Dan Navarro has written, sang, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career.

  • Love on Holiday Songwriting Event

    The 4th annual songwriting event Love On Holiday will take place Feb. 13 and 14 at the Holiday Music Motel. The Holiday will play host to songwriters from all over the country that will stay for a week to collaboratively write and record all new songs surrounding the theme of love.

  • Door Community Auditorium Screening

    On Feb. 6 at 7 pm, Door Community Auditorium (DCA) will present the Tony Shalhoub film Feed the Fish, a favorite of Door County audiences ever since it was filmed on the peninsula in 2009.

  • Great Waffle Breakfast at the Ridges

    If you’re tired of grabbing a bagel, donut or a muffin or racing through a fast food restaurant, join the staff and volunteers of The Ridges Sanctuary for the Great Waffle Breakfast at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall on Feb.

  • Partner Yoga Workshop

    Junction Center Yoga Studio will host a partner yoga workshop on Feb. 15 from 2 – 4 pm. Partner yoga is designed to bring community and play into our yoga practice.

  • Dickinson Poetry Series Continues

    On Feb. 11 at 7 pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host a poetry reading. The Fellowship has been encouraging student poets since the very beginning of its Dickinson Poetry Series.

  • Winter Festival in Fish Creek

    Fish Creek’s Winter Festival will celebrate its 28th year of bringing families and the community together Feb. 6 – 8. A variety of games, music, raffles and food will be offered in a large heated tent in Clark Park.

  • Winter Carnival in Baileys Harbor

    The Baileys Harbor Community Association is proud to announce that, due to great turnout for the inaugural event last year, Winter Carnival is back! The event will be held Feb.

  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Marley

    This Friday, Feb. 6 marks what would be the 70th birthday of reggae music legend Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley. While it has been nearly 34 years since Bob Marley’s death at the age of 36, his influence on art, music and culture throughout the world has persisted.

  • Here To Make You Dance, Sing and Cry

    Fox Valley-based band Rev. Norb and The Onions will bring their unique garage punk rock sound to Waterfront Mary’s in Sturgeon Bay during a late-night concert on Friday night.

  • Slings & Arrows

    Perfect partners or evil exes, fantastic first dates or dates from hell, love fulfilled or love unrequited – nothing is off-limits for Door Shakespeare and Write On, Door County’s first Valentine’s Day-inspired storytelling event, “Slings and Arrows.

  • Hardy Gallery Welcomes New Executive Director

    When the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, 2015, it ushered in a year of significant milestones and changes for the Door County arts community – among them, the welcoming of Sarah Zamecnik as the new executive director of the historic Hardy Gallery in Ephraim.

  • What to do in Door County this Weekend: Feb. 6-8

    This coming weekend will be a celebration of winter in Door County with Baileys Harbor’s Winter Carnival and Fish Creek’s Winter Festival, both taking place Feb.

  • Valentine Art Show at Plum Bottom Pottery

    Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery will host its annual Valentine Art Show on Feb. 7 from 10 – 4 pm. Enjoy a glass of wine and the latest art from more than 30 nationally collected artists.

  • Grace of Winter Art Exhibit

    Dancin' On The Door will host "The Grace of Winter" art exhibit for 12 Wisconsin professional and amateur artists. Artists submitted smaller works including digital photography, acrylic, oil and mixed media.

  • Boys & Girls Club Artist Reception

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County and GLAS Coffee will host a young artist reception Feb. 13 at GLAS Coffee House in Sturgeon Bay from 5 – 7:30 pm.

  • Franne Dickinson Featured at Bay Art Gallery

    Bay Art Gallery is featuring a new published book by one of its artists and authors, Franne Dickinson. Dickinson has published an artist's memoir, Stay at the Party Long … at Play In the Arts.