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Volume 21, Issue 07 – Section 1

In this issue

  • Life Notes

    BIRTHSKate Wiegand and Johnathon Jilot, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a boy born on Feb. 15, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Children’s Carnival at Zion Lutheran School

    Zion Lutheran School and Early Childhood Center, 3937 County V, Egg Harbor, is holding its 4th Annual Children’s Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 am to 1 pm.

  • United Way Scholarship Applications

    Each year, United Way of Door County awards scholarships for Door County students who are continuing their post-high school education. Applicants should demonstrate strong community involvement during their high school career and begin college in fall of 2015.

  • United Way Endowment Grant Applications

    Applications are now available for the 2015 United Way of Door County Endowment Fund Grants. The United Way Board of Directors established this fund in 1997 to assist in the future financial stability for the organization and our community.

  • Sturgeon Bay Announces Honor Graduates

    Sturgeon Bay High School is proud to announce the Class of 2015 honor graduates. Valedictorian is awarded to Isabeau Hitzman and Salutatorian Allyson Dickson.

  • Sturgeon Bay High School Reaches Fundraising Goal

    Parents, students and other friends of the Sturgeon Bay High School performing arts program have been working to raise funds for a new state-of-the-art sound system for the SBHS Auditorium and are pleased to announce they have met their campaign goal.

  • Rotary Club Scholarships

    The chairman of the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay (RCSB) Scholarship Awards Committee has announced that the club will award scholarships of newly increased value to selected graduates of the Class of 2015 from Door County high schools.

  • Early Childhood Screening at Gibraltar

    Parents and guardians living in the Gibraltar School District with a child who will turn three or four years old as of April 6, should please contact Mari Grenchik, Pupil Services Secretary/Registrar for an Early Childhood Screening.

  • 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.

  • Ministry Medical Center Book Fair

    Door County Medical Center Auxiliary will hold a Book Fair in the main lobby of the Ministry Door County Medical Center on March 2 from 10 am-3:30 pm and on March 3 from 9 am-2 pm.

  • Fire and Ice Carving Winner

    Gary Richter’s heart-shaped helix earned a 1st place award in the advanced ice-carving category in Sturgeon Bay’s "Fire and Ice" competition, held on Feb.

  • Traven Family Fund Keeps Giving

    The Door County Community Foundation announced that the remarkable gift of the late Lee Traven continues to do wonderful things for Door County. The Traven Family Fund is a permanent endowment that Lee established at the Community Foundation to forever benefit the charities he cared about the most.

  • Article posted Thursday, February 19, 2015 11:02am

    The confidence and swagger to carry the name Ace that’s our yellow Labrador Retriever/German Shepherd mix from the Town of Forestville. Ace is young, energetic, and will be the top dog friend you’d love to have for years to come.

  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

    Teen dating violence is often overlooked by many – most alarmingly, parents. According to, “81 percent of parents believe teen dating violence is not an issue or admit they don’t know if it’s an issue.

  • Door County Sturgeon’s Take Third Place

    Door County's underwater hockey team, the Sturgeons, took third place in the open division of the Central Midwest Championship underwater hockey tournament last weekend.

  • DCY Featured Swimmers

    Our two swimmers this week are both in the 9-10 age group. Reese Schauske and Jacob Norton had exceptional meets in Oshkosh this past weekend, with several best times and state-qualifying swims.

  • High School Sports Schedule

    GIBRALTAR Boys Basketball Feb. 20 vs. Sturgeon Bay, 7:30 pm Feb. 26 vs. Kewaunee, 7:30 pm Girls Basketball Feb. 24 @ Brillion, 7 pm Feb. 27 Varsity Regional #2, TBA SEVASTOPOL Boys Basketball Feb.

  • Washington Island Fish Derby Results

    The 38th Annual Lion's Club Fish Derby finished with a weigh-in on Washington Island at noon on Feb. 15. No lawyers, whitefish or walleyes were registered, so the prize money for those species were redistributed to the other categories, raising those prizes.

  • Team Alexander Wins Broomball Tourney

    Congratulations to Team Alexander’s on winning the 2015 Hilander Cup in the Village of Sister Bay’s Annual Broomball Tournament. On Feb. 22, six teams braved 30 mph winds and temperatures near 0 to compete in the games.

  • The Pine Siskin

    An experience my Kewaunee friends Elmer and Millie DeCramer and I had on Dec. 28, 1958, is so indelibly etched in my memory bank that I shall never forget it.

  • Where Does the Tooth Fairy Get All That Money?

    NOTE: My grandson, Isaac Nelson, has been losing teeth periodically and this led me to think about a column I wrote way back in March of 1999. At that time my son, Andrew, was 5 years of age and my daughter, Molly, was 9.

  • Proposed Stewardship Moratorium is a Blow to Conservancy

    We were disappointed to see that, in his 2015-2017 budget, Governor Walker is proposing to stop one of the most important public-private programs in Wisconsin – a program that directly benefits our economy and our lives by keeping our lands and waters healthy.

  • Evolution

    24 Percentage of U.S. adults who believe in evolution, but that it was guided by a supreme being. 32 Percentage of U.S. adults who believe evolution is due to natural processes.

  • Evolution in Dogs

    Recent studies comparing wolves and dogs show that evolution has played a substantial role in developing their temperaments. Dogs were bred for obedience and dependency.

  • Renewable Energy Benefits for Rural Farms

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that rural agricultural producers and small business owners can now apply for resources to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.

  • In-Construction Open House

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is hosting the third in a series of four in-construction open houses on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 10 am to 2 pm at 120 Alabama St.

  • Energy-Efficent Dryers Arrive

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Energy Star certified clothes dryers are now available nationwide through major retailers.

  • Nominate an Invader Crusader

    Individuals, groups or organizations that make significant contributions to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species that harm Wisconsin land, water and wetlands are eligible to be nominated for the 11th annual Invader Crusader Awards presented by the Wisconsin Invasive Species Council.

  • Conservation Champion Nominations

    Do you know of an individual, organization, company or policy maker involved in innovative initiatives or projects to improve the health of Lake Michigan? Consider nominating them as a 2015 Lake Michigan Champion of Conservation! The second annual Lake Michigan Champions of Conservation Awards, sponsored by the Lake Michigan Stakeholders and LNRP, honor and recognize individuals, businesses and community organizations, and policy makers for outstanding environmental achievements and innovation.

  • A Moral and Spiritual Imperative

    The way we as a society produce and consume energy is a moral as well as an economic issue. Our reliance on burning fossil fuels for energy threatens the things we cherish most: the health of our families, the wellbeing of our communities, the landscapes we love, and the integrity of the whole community of life on earth.

  • Legal Defense Fund for Carri Andersson

    Sturgeon Bay resident and business owner Hans Christian has established a legal defense fund to support Sturgeon Bay resident Carri Andersson in her legal defense against a defamation lawsuit that was brought against her by the Pinkert Law Firm and their attorneys Randy Nesbitt, and by James Smith.

  • Ron Amos Speaks on Cranberries in the Economy

    The Door County Master Gardeners will host Ron Amos, president of Evergreen Nursery, Sturgeon Bay who will present a free public program exploring cranberry production in Wisconsin and the major role Evergreen Nursery plays in that effort.

  • Hobo Bags at Jacksonport Craft Cottage

    Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts is bringing back the popular Hobo Bag. This bag is created locally from heavy upholstery fabric and opens up with a big carrying capacity.

  • Legislative Dates Announced

    The seventh biennial Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days in Madison is confirmed for April 15-16. The purpose of Legislative Days is to educate state officials about Door and Kewaunee Counties, and to lobby for state action to help address local issues and concerns.

  • Baylake Bank Supports MACC Fund

    This year Baylake Bank has decided to support the MACC Fund as part of an annual bank-wide community service commitment. Each year, Baylake Bank staff selects an organization that can make a positive impact in our area and raise money through a variety of events.

  • Secretary of State Recognizes Linden Centre

    The Linden Centre, a heritage hotel chain and leading preservation advocate, was awarded Secretary of State John Kerry's Citation for Corporate Excellence in a ceremony with the American Ambassador to China, the Honorable Max Baucus.

  • Land Stewardship Threatened

    In its fall publication Landings:  Journal of the Door County Land Trust, Laurel Hauser wrote in an article titled “It’s a Wonderful Stewardship Fund” that much of the land trust’s conservation work could not be done without the existence of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program.

  • Sister Bay Highway Still Being Discussed

    As Sister Bay prepares to reconstruct its downtown roads and walkways, the village will face road closures and construction maintenance that will affect those passing through.

  • Your Representatives in the News

    Representative Joel Kitchens Recently, Governor Walker unveiled his proposal for the State of Wisconsin’s two-year budget.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The City of Sturgeon Bay will receive sealed bid proposals for the construction of the Bradley Lake Wetland Forebay until 1 pm on March 6, 2015, at the office of the City Clerk, 421 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

  • Kitchens Keeping Eye on Education

    At a listening session held on Feb. 16 at Sevastopol School, freshman Representative Joel Kitchens fielded education questions that mostly focused on the budget and vouchers.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • In the only contested race in the county, incumbent Sturgeon Bay 1st District Alderman Dan Wiegand and challenger Kelly Catarozoli advance to the April 7 general election after winning the three-way primary on Feb.

  • Rocking Sturgeon Bay

    Led Zeppelin, Green Day, Eric Clapton and even Jimmy Buffett are all part of the program in the annual pops concert by band students at Sturgeon Bay High School and TJ Walker Middle School.

  • Eternal Love and Immediate Satisfaction

    Things happen fast in the lives of Door County musicians Ruby James and Stephen Cooper, frontrunners of the popular 10-piece old soul, Motown, rockabilly musical fusion known as WIFEE and the HUZz BAND.

  • “The Emissary” World Premiere

    “Part of my mind has always been in the rest of the universe and what lies out there, what could be out there and all the mysteries that remain.” ~ Tim Erskine, Door County filmmaker The night sky has been an integral part of Tim Erskine’s life, whether through his childhood interest in stars, the company name for his artistic undertakings (Night Sky Ventures), and most recently, the backdrop for his second soon-to-be-released Door County film, The Emissary.

  • Questions & Artists: Kevin and Wanda Macpherson

    I first heard about Kevin Macpherson when I started painting eight years ago. Although I started painting in watercolor, I painted with oil painters and they talked about Kevin in almost reverent terms.

  • Celebrating Language

    “Being exposed to the existence of other languages increases the perception that the world is populated by people who not only speak differently from oneself but whose cultures and philosophies are other than one’s own.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: Feb. 20-22

    Check out our top picks to check out this weekend in Door County!

  • Article posted Monday, February 16, 2015 2:32pm

    Congratulations to Luis Garcia-Juaregui of Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse! If you’ve grabbed a delectable bite at Casey’s BBQ in Egg Harbor You’ve got line cook Luis Garcia-Juaregui to thank.

  • Article posted Monday, February 16, 2015 2:28pm

    This week’s question:  Which superhero makes an appearance in almost every episode of Seinfeld? Answer:  In next week’s issue.

  • 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?   “It’s okay to say you’re going to ‘flip sh**’ if something happens, but you actually have to do it when the time comes.

  • Article posted Monday, February 16, 2015 2:25pm

    Dear Mary Pat, Can you explain what the deal is with this 50 Shades of Grey movie? If I see one more Facebook post, morning news show interview, or late-night show interview, I think I will have to unplug from the world permanently.


    Dave Bartels, of Shawano, works on his ice creation “Penguins,” during the Fire & Ice Festival in Sturgeon Bay on Feb. 14. Dave also sculpted “Two Bears” and “Sea Captain.

  • Get Frambozened!

    Feeling particularly frazzled one recent frosty evening after spinning out on the Kangaroo Lake causeway and ending up nose first on the frozen lake in my front-wheel drive Saab while heading home from work, I was greatly relieved to finally get home and crack open a Frambozen.

  • Meditation Events at Junction Center

    Junction Center will hold two meditation events. Kathy Navis, long time Zen meditation practitioner, will present an introduction to the ancient practice of meditation on Feb.

  • “My Life is a Zoo” Presentation at Southern Door

    On Feb. 27 at 7 pm the public is invited to the Southern Door Community Auditorium to meet Bud and Carrie of DeYoung Family Zoo, who will give audience members an inside look at the daily delights and challenges of running a zoo.

  • Hal Prize Deadline Is 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.

  • Lynn Gilchrist Featured in Manitowoc Exhibit

    Two art exhibits featuring Sturgeon Bay artist Lynn Gilchrist will open Feb. 25 and run through March 25 at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc. An artist’s reception for Gilchrist will be held from 2 to 4 pm on Feb.

  • Meadows Art Gallery Features Scandia Exhibit

    The Meadows Art Gallery will feature a new exhibition titled “Scandia Village, Family and Friends” that will feature artists with a connection to the Scandia Village.

  • Exquisite Corpse Exhibit at Hardy Gallery

    The Hardy Gallery is seeking professional artists interested in participating in an exhibit based on the surrealist concept known as the "Exquisite Corpse," to be on display at the Anderson Warehouse from Sept.

  • Fish Creek Sketch Artist Selected in Canadian Exhibition

    Deborah Dendler, local artist and resident of Fish Creek, is one of 10 international artists whose work was selected for the "Sketching the Line 2015" exhibition in Toronto, Edmonton, and Calgary, Canada.

  • Bay Art Gallery Features New Artist

    Bay Art Gallery will show the work of their new artist Barbara Schilling this month. Schilling is a West Michigan impressionist painter who has also been a Conservator in Art Restoration for over 30 years.