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Volume 21, Issue 06 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Article posted Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:08am

    Maturity can be an asset, not a drawback. When a cat is 10 years or older, it is regarded as a “senior”, but in actuality, 10 years can be mid-life. Senior cats are perfect for a more settled household, perhaps a retired person or an empty nester where a new companion would be fully appreciated.

  • Awards for Youth Essay Contest

    Liberty Grove VFW Post 8337 members presented awards to students in the annual Patriot’s Pen youth essay contest for students in grades 6-8. The students are asked to write about their own experiences with American patriotism.

  • Pancake Supper with Ephraim Moravian Church

    Ephraim Moravian Church is holding a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5-7 pm on Feb. 17 at the church, 9970 Moravia St. The event is a fundraiser for a local foreign exchange student spending a year in India.

  • Travelogue Film Showcases China

    On Feb. 20 the Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs of northern Door resume their Travelogue film season with a journey to China. The show is titled China Rising and will highlight the contrasts between old and new, ancient and modern.

  • St. Norbert’s Support for Girls Program

    St. Norbert College is launching a new program called gladU, which aims to foster awareness and provide support for girls in grades 8-12 during pivotal transition periods in their lives, especially the transition from middle school to high school.

  • CPR and AED Classes in Sister Bay

    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 AED and performing CPR.

  • Bowl-a-Thon with Habitat for Humanity

    Door County Habitat for Humanity will hold its Third Annual Bowl-A-Thon on Feb. 28 at Apple Valley Lanes in Sturgeon Bay. Pledges are still being accepted for the event.

  • Mardi Gras Potluck Dinner

    Christ the King and Holy Nativity Episcopal Churches will hold a Mardi Gras-themed potluck dinner on Feb. 17, 5 to 7 pm at the Holy Nativity Parish Hall, 3434 County V, just up the hill from Jacksonport.

  • History of Egg Harbor Program

    The Egg Harbor Historical Society will host a winter program on Feb. 22 at 3 pm at Shipwrecked in Egg Harbor. The EHHS will present a program covering the downtown area of the village, concentrating on the Kewaunee House and expanding out into sites surrounding the old Kewaunee House.

  • Interdenominational Church Donates to Red Cross

    Door County People of Faith, a new interdenominational church that began meeting Jan. 18 upstairs at Glas Coffee House, has sent all contributions from its first two Sunday worship services to the American Red Cross of NE Wisconsin, totaling $178.

  • Sunshine House Receives Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation recently awarded the Sunshine House, Inc. a sustainability grant from the Health & Human Needs Fund to support a technology upgrade and reconfiguration of their printers.

  • Women to Women Cancer Support Group

    The Community Clinic of Door County welcomes women who have been diagnosed with cancer and are in the process of cancer treatment or have completed treatment.

  • New Friends Community Church Pastor

    The Friends Community Church, Sturgeon Bay, welcomes Nancy Bontempo as its new full-time pastor. Bontempo grew up in the area and is the daughter of Bud and Lorraine Selvick.

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHS Andrea and Brian Hanson, Sturgeon Bay are the parents of a son born Feb. 6, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Julie and Sheldon Herbst, Sturgeon Bay, and the late Nancy Herbst.

  • Your Representatives in the News

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens will attend a special meeting of the Sevastopol School Board at 6:30 pm Monday, Feb. 16.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The City of Sturgeon Bay Ice Rink, located in the parking lot at Memorial Field at 307 S. 14thAve.

  • A Team Approach to Libraries

    Libraries have come a long way since the card catalogs of the 20th century. The what? Before everything was electronically filed via the Dewey decimal system, there was one source to look up information – the library card catalog.

  • Fish Sticks In Kangaroo Lake

    Members of the Kangaroo Lake Association will gather on Valentine’s Day to place fish sticks at eight locations around the lake. No, not the breaded processed frozen food.

  • Three Vie for Sturgeon Bay Seat

    Candidates for the Sturgeon Bay City Council's District 1 seat shared views on the city, governance, and the controversial West Waterfront Hotel.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and Representative Eric Genrich (D-Green Bay), along with Aging and Disability Resource Center Board member and senior advocate Pat Finder-Stone, unveiled a petition drive to stop Governor Walker’s budget proposal to dismantle much of Wisconsin’s popular SeniorCare program, force Wisconsinites on to Medicare Part D, and defund SeniorCare by $15 million.

  • The Curious History of My Employment

    In last week’s issue I wrote about average annual wages in Door County and this led me to reflect on my own employment through the years. Like many of you who have reached my age, I have done a great many things through the years in order to earn a paycheck.

  • Presidents

    In honor of Presidents Day on Feb. 16, we present some little known facts about U.S. presidents.   1 The number of presidents who were also licensed bartenders.

  • The Mighty White Pine

    With White Pines on my mind today, I think back to 1936. My dad owned a 1931 Plymouth sedan and planned a two-day trip to visit my mother’s aunt Inga Skala and her son Russell.

  • Winter Carnival Time Trail Results

    Gary Schoof led the field of motorized radar runners on his 2004 Yamaha RX-1 with a studded track during the Baileys Harbor Winter Carnival. He hit 91 mph on a 1,000-foot ice track.

  • DCY Featured Swimmers

    Our swimmers of the week are both from Gibraltar School. Sisters Maddie and Isabella Bunda have swum for us for several years. Both have been state qualifiers in previous years and are close to state cuts this year once again.

  • High School Sports Schedule

    GIBRALTAR   Boys Basketball Feb. 17 @ Valley Christian, 7:30 pm Feb. 20 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm   Girls Basketball Feb.

  • How Climate Changes Make Us Sick

    Joel Charles, M.D./M.P.H., will speak on “The Climate Crisis and American Health: Turning from Threat to Opportunity” at the Feb.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015 4:26pm

    There are hundreds of kinds of cancers, but all occur because something has gone wrong with a person’s genes and cells start dividing in an uncontrolled manner.

  • Elk Team at Work

    An effort led by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and many partners to bring additional elk to Wisconsin from Kentucky has moved into the capture phase of the project, and crews are having success.

  • Updating Wood Heater Rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing standards to limit the amount of pollution that future wood heaters can emit. These standards, which were last updated in 1988, reflect the significantly improved technology that is now available to make a range of models cleaner burning and more efficient.

  • Largest Statewide Bird Survey in History Launched

    Birders are grabbing their binoculars and getting ready to count birds for a good cause as Wisconsin launches its most comprehensive bird survey ever.

  • Carvers Descend on Sturgeon Bay for Fire & Ice Festival

    The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center (SBVC) will host its annual Fire & Ice festival this Saturday, Feb. 14. The highlight of the event is the citywide ice carving competition between local ice artists and professional carvers from 8:30 am - 2 pm.

  • The Craft of Ice Carvers

    Ice chips were flying and Makita electric chainsaws were whining at Clark Park in Fish Creek the afternoon of Feb. 6 as 10 students in the Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) Culinary Arts program chipped away at 400-pound blocks of ice that they hoped to turn into works of art.

  • Lautenbach Wins Grower of the Year

    Bob Lautenbach of Lautenbach’s Orchard Country Winery & Market in Fish Creek “had an idea that something was going on” when everyone insisted that he attend the three-day Wisconsin Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Conference in Wisconsin Dells last month.

  • LGBT Leisure Travel Market Events

    Capitalizing on LGBT Leisure Travel Market. 3W Media, in partnership with LGBT advocate and marketing guru Denise Cawley and Circore Creative, will offer two free events focused on “Capitalizing on the LGBT Leisure Travel Market in Door County.

  • Rotary Ethics in Business Nominations Needed

    The Rotary Clubs of Door County announce the opening of applications for the 2015 Rotary Ethics in Business awards. The public and Rotary members are invited to submit nominations.

  • Baylake Names New Board Member

    The Baylake Corp. Board of Directors announced the appointment of Bill Murphy to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for Baylake Corp. and Baylake Bank.

  • Baylake Lecture on Fiscal Goal Setting

    Baylake Bank Premier Club, Door County YMCA and Ministry Door County Medical Center will host a program sharing information on getting “fiscally” fit in 2015 at the Door County YMCA.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:39pm

    This week’s question: Look closely … where is this located?? Answer: In next week’s issue. Last week’s question: How much did a 30-second commercial cost during the first Super Bowl in 1967? Answer: Approximately $40,000.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:39pm

    If you’ve ever found yourself shopping and craving a delectable dose of caffeine You’ve probably bought it from Crystal Willming, the Starbucks team lead.

  • Overheard/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?   “I think he’s going to go up in a puff of smoke on his own.

  • Article posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015 3:35pm

    Dear Mary Pat,   I was recently out to an event with a male friend of mine and I was driving. When we got to the parking lot, we were told by an attendant that we needed to back in to our parking space.


    And they’re off! A group of Winter Festival goers takes part in the minnow race on Saturday, Feb. 7 in Fish Creek. Photo by Len Villano. 

  • Bottoms Up to a Questionable Saint

    I don’t dig holidays. They just interrupt the work schedule. But if I had to pick a favorite holiday, I guess it would be Guy Fawkes Day. As John Lennon once sang, “Remember the 5th of November.

  • Peninsula Players Theater Awarded Grant

    Peninsula Players Theatre is pleased to announce it was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) through the WAB's Creation & Presentation program.

  • Rogue Theater’s Murder by the Book

    Rogue Theater’s latest production is Murder by the Book by Craig Sodaro.  In the show, The Raven Society is holding its annual meeting to select the best mystery book of the year.

  • Door County Reads Finale

    A finale to Door County Reads will include a Family Space Race Fair and Viewing Night at the Astronomy Campus on Feb. 14. The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will help celebrate the amazing accomplishments, goals and adventurous spirit of the days that America sent a man to the moon.

  • Workshops at the Ridges Sanctuary

    The Ridges Sanctuary is hosting an Owl Nesting Box Workshop on Feb. 19 from 2 – 4 pm. Owls make excellent neighbors, helping to control populations of rats, mice and harmful insects.

  • Candlelight Event at Newport State Park

    Newport State Park will hold its 25th Annual Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe event on Feb. 14, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. Park staff and volunteers will place more than 300 homemade candles, guiding participants down a one-mile wooded trail section.

  • Frozen Winter Carnival at Crossroads

    On Feb. 28 from 4 - 7 pm, Crossroads at Big Creek will host the Frozen Winter Carnival to benefit the annual campaign of the Door County YMCA.

  • Michael Johnson at White Gull Concert Series

    Singer-songwriter and guitarist Michael Johnson will be featured in concert at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Feb. 18. Tickets for the 8 pm concert, the fourth in a series of six scheduled at the inn this winter, are $17.

  • Love On Holiday Songwriting Event

    Love On Holiday returns this Feb. 13 and 14 to the Third Avenue Playhouse to showcase a whole new slew of songs yet to be conceived or written. Songwriters descend upon the motel on Feb.

  • Upcoming Book Fairs and Jewelry Sale

    Door County Medical Center Auxiliary will hold two Book Fairs in the main lobby of the Ministry Door County Medical Center on March 2 – 3 and on October 19 – 20.

  • Green’s N’ Grains Movie Screening and Lecture

    On Feb. 19 at 1 pm, Dr. Nicole James will provide a series of tips on "Beating the Winter Blues" at Green's N' Grains in Egg Harbor. She plans to cover how to effectively use light therapy and why it works, benefits of vitamin D on your mood, dietary strategies to support mood and how to balance your neurotransmitters.

  • Fear and Loathing on Valentine’s Day

    If you find yourself a superstitious individual and/or hopelessly single, this weekend may find you dodging not only black cats, ladders, mirrors and three sixes in a row, but any and all restaurants and theaters sure to be filled with hand-holding, starry-eyed lovebirds.

  • Questions & Answers: Door County Short Film Festival

    I had a chance to send out a questionnaire to four of the featured filmmakers at this year’s Door County Short Film Festival – John Pata, T.C. DeWitt, Adam Krause and Nella Citino.

  • Coming To A Village Hall Near You

    The Door County Short Film Festival (DCSFF) will celebrate what organizers have called “the two scariest days of the year” – Friday the 13th and Valentine’s Day – with its sixth year of bringing short films by amateur and aspiring filmmakers to Door County.

  • February Fest Prepares Three Concerts

    As it has done each year since 1998, Peninsula Music Festival (PMF) will again brighten Door County’s long, cold winter with a series of three chamber concerts.

  • A Painting A Day

    A painting a day keeps the winter blues away. This was the adage of a Sturgeon Bay painters group whose commitment to creating art everyday for a month will conclude with a mini art show on Saturday, Feb.

  • Digger Degroot

    Roasting Door County’s Ambassador – Digger DeGroot

    The Door Community Auditorium roasted longtime restauranteur and quintessential Door County character Digger DeGroot Sunday night.

  • Hal Prize Deadline Approaching March 1

    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.

  • Beginner Stained Glass Class

    G&J Glassworks will again offer a beginner stained glass class. The class is perfect for those who have little or no experience doing stained glass. Students will create a copper foiled project.

  • Create a Canvas at Greco Gallery

    Local artist Katie Starr of Re-acquainted has a fun project that will help to enjoy and display memorabilia at Greco Gallery. Bring things that are meaningful – photos, ephemera, small objects – and Starr will provide nine small canvases and supplies to create a unique collage project.

  • Watercolor and Fused Glass Class

    There will be a two-day watercolor and fused glass workshop in Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 18 and 19. Day one is at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club from 11am - 3pm.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: Feb. 13-15

    Friday the 13th followed by Valentine’s Day – it was bound to happen sooner or later. To honor both of the occasions, countless businesses, organizations and parks throughout the county are planning events to get you out and about.

  • Liz Maltman Presents for Miller Art Museum

    Liz Maltman, Door County plein air artist and silent sports enthusiast, will be the featured presenter for the first of the 2015 Volunteer Programs at the Miller Art Museum.

  • Bay Art Gallery Presents Donated Piece

    Bay Art Gallery would like to congratulate Paul and Fran Burton of Ephraim, who have won the gallery’s donated Bay Art Gallery Altrusa pet portrait. Randy Rasmussen did a beautiful job capturing the personality of these two dogs, Ted and Oreo.

  • Door County Pond Hockey Tournament Draws 15 Teams in Year 2

    The Door County Pond Hockey tournament drew 90 players on 15 teams from and local players from Door County.

  • Katie Dahl Kickstarts New Album

    Door County singer-songwriter Katie Dahl has launched a fundraising campaign to raise funds to record a new album. The campaign, run through the popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter, met with strong early success: Dahl raised more than $6,000 in the first 48 hours.