Volume 21, Issue 21 – Section 1

In this issue

  • More Eggs for Egg Harbor

    After last year’s highly successful Eggstravaganza, members of the village Public Art Committee proposed that the $61,500 in proceeds to the village be used to purchase more public art, including three permanent eggs created by four of the most popular artists from the Eggstravagazna – Sally Everhardus (whose “Screaming Turtle” won the People’s Choice Award at last year’s event), David Reimer and his wind sculpture egg, and the team of Kathleen Mand Beck and Cynthia Board (whose egg creation for the Eggstravaganza sold for the highest amount, $18,500).

  • Article posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 1:26pm

    When this lovely girl walked through the doors of the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) her name, Honey, could not have been more fitting due to her sweet and loveable personality.

  • Pet Talk

    Q: We would like to get Buddy, our two-year-old lab mix, a friend. However, we are undecided if we should get another male or a female. Do males tend to get along better with other males, or would a female be a better choice? We would like to get an adult dog and avoid the puppy stuff.

  • Life Notes

    PASSINGS Harold ‘Omaha’ Wolf June 1, 1927 – May 26, 2015 Harold “Omaha” Wolf, 87, Sturgeon Bay died on May 26, 2015. Harold then worked at Reynolds Brothers Orchard, U. S. Plywood, Bay Ship Building, Palmer Johnson and P.B.I. where he retired from. He was an active member of VFW Post #3088. He also enjoyed […]

  • Boys & Girls Club Receives Award for Overall Program Excellence Again

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County received the Honor Award for Overall Program Excellence for the second consecutive year at Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) 109th National Conference held recently in Chicago.

  • Liz Murray to be Keynote Speaker at Celebrate Women!

    Liz Murray, an inspirational speaker and author, will be the keynote speaker at the Women’s Fund of Door County annual Celebrate Women! Luncheon on Wednesday, August 12th at Stone Harbor Resort.

  • Sunrise Ambassadors Help Out at Crossroads

    The last group of Sunrise School Ambassadors met at Crossroads at Big Creek on May 20 to spruce up the grounds. Under the direction of Coggin Heeringa, director/naturalist, the kids painted benches, weeded, pulled horsetail, trimmed brush and spread natural fertilizer.

  • Learn How to Optimize Brain Health

    Come to the Community Health Information Program to hear Christy Wisniewski discuss brain health on May 31 at 4 pm, at the First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.

  • DCHS Takes Part in Michelson Found Animals Challenge

    On May 4, 2015, the Door County Humane Society (DCHS) embarked on a four-week national challenge titled Michelson Found Animals. Within this challenge 310 animal organizations are competing to see who can bring in the most funds for their cause.

  • AT&T Awards DKBEP Home Construction Project

    AT&T announced a $2,500 AT&T Innovation & Investment Award to the Door Kewaunee Business Education Partnership (DKBEP) to support the high school home construction project.

  • Enjoy An Evening in Briggsville Gardens

    Join the Community Clinic of Door County for An Evening in the Garden at Briggsville Gardens on June 20, 5:30 – 8 pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by Small Forest.

  • Learn to Perform CPR & Use AED

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department is partnering with the American Safety & Health Institute to offer a class to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR.

  • Historical Society to Host Rummage Sale

    The Door County Historical Society is accepting gently used items for its rummage sale to be held at the Heritage Village at Big Creek (2041 Michigan St.

  • Calvary United Methodist Parishioner Recognized for Mission Work

    Mary Ann Masson, a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor for 35 years, was surprised to be honored at a recent meeting of the Calvary-Zion United Methodist Women (UMW) with a dual celebration of her 90th birthday and a national award of special recognition for her work in missions.

  • Take Part in World Blood Donor Day

    The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.

  • Thrivent Financial Helps Habitat Make Repairs

    Thrivent Financial and Door County Habitat for Humanity hosted an event to help a homeowner upgrade their home through the Thrivent Builds Repairs program.

  • Final Buy Local Mixer of the Season

    Door County Buy Local is holding its next business networking mixer on June 3, 5:30 – 7 pm, at Door County Brewing Co. in Baileys Harbor. The event will feature a presentation from company owner John McMahon, talking about how their business has grown since starting a little more than two years ago, as well as tours of the brewery operations.

  • MDCMC Receives Stage 6 if HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model

    Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) was recently recognized for achieving Stage 6 of the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model, an honor that puts MDCMC in the top 21 percent of U.

  • Cadence, Inc. Breaks Ground for New Facility

    Cadence, Inc., recently broke ground on a new 62,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility located in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park at 1425 S. Neenah Ave.

  • Special Aged Gouda at Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese

    More than four years ago Schoolhouse Artisan Cheese in Egg Harbor purchased 10 to 15 wheels of Marieke’s Farmstead Gouda (the finest Gouda made in North America) and asked them to age it.

  • New RDP Policy Announced

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced USDA’s plan to implement a Farm Bill provision that will have a major policy impact on the way the USDA helps rural communities plan and finance regional economic development strategies.

  • The Treasures in Miss Emma’s Attic

    In Norbert Blei’s tribute to Emma Toft in his 1981 book, Door Way, he noted that she was “a legend, bordering on myth.” A piece by Roy Lukes, written after Emma’s death on Valentine’s Day 1982, at age 91, described her as “Wisconsin’s first lady of conservation…who influenced people throughout the state, as well as visitors from other states and foreign countries.

  • Eastern Tent Caterpillars

    Noticing the webs of tent caterpillars (also known as “army worms”) on roadsides in Baileys Harbor and Egg Harbor, the Pulse contacted Linda Williams, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources forest health specialist for the Northeast region, who provided the following information: Eastern Tent Caterpillar is a native insect that periodically has better years than others and populations will increase in different parts of the state in different years.

  • Effects of Marijuana

    A study monitoring 3,725 teenage marijuana users until they reached 30 years of age found that 60 percent of them were less likely to finish high school than their non-using peers.

  • DNR Photography Honors

    Six photographers from Wisconsin earned top honors for their entries in the Department of Natural Resources’ seventh annual Wisconsin’s Great Lakes photography contest.

  • Photographing Climate Change

    Professional photographer Jeff Pearcy will present a first-hand account of Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation in the Philippines at the Climate Change Coalition of Door County’s monthly program on June 3.

  • New to the World

    A White-tail doe nurses her newborn in the woods near Whitefish Dunes State Park.

  • Bird Sanctuary Breaks Ground

    “We could not have asked for a more beautiful spring day for our groundbreaking ceremony…That’s a great sign for things to come here,” said Rob Hults, co-founder and executive director of the Open Door Bird Sanctuary in Jacksonport as volunteers and supporters gathered on May 23 for a groundbreaking for the sanctuary’s bird care center.

  • Migratory Bird Day Celebration

    Abbie Krumrie (left), director of education at Raptor Education Group, Inc., of Antigo, talks about the Barred Owl she is holding, while Joe Krumrie is closely watched by the Red-tail Hawk he holds during an entertaining and informative program that also featured a kestrel and a Screech Owl as part of the International Migratory Bird Day celebration in Egg Harbor on May 24.

  • Eating Green

    In the 8th century, King Charlemagne wrote laws requiring his citizens to eat flaxseed, believing in the health benefits of the tiny prairie crop. While Charlemagne didn’t know what lignans or omega-3s are, he may have been on to something.

  • Get Planting

    The 21st annual plant sale by the Door County Master Gardeners Association will be from 9 am to noon on May 30, at the UW Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy.

  • Invasive Species

    This June is the 11th Annual Invasive Species Awareness Month in Wisconsin. To learn more, report an invasive or learn how you can help, visit the Door County Invasive Species Team website at map.

  • The Existential Fox

    A boy at the mall grabbed his mother’s arm with one hand, and with the other he pointed at me. “Mom, it’s the snake guy.” This is one of the hazards of doing school programs with animals.

  • Scarlet Tanager

    Both Charlotte and I would agree that it would take nearly the strength of a team of huge strong draft horses to pull us away from our home when the warblers, Scarlet Tanagers, Towhees, Indigo Buntings and other brilliantly colored songbirds are resting during migration, feeding and getting water in our front yard.

  • 2015 Women’s Double Header League Softball

    Standings As of May 18 Bley’s Bar 1-0 Casey’s BBQ & Smokehouse 1-0 Institute Saloon 1-0 AC Tap 0-1 Birmingham’s Bar 0-1 Valmy Happy Hour 0-1 Schedule June

  • YMCA Duathlon Registration Opens June 1

    The Door County YMCA encourages people to live a healthier lifestyle every day, but over Labor Day Weekend, they dare everyone to compete. Do you dare attempt a ½-mile children’s run, 5k run/walk or duathlon on Saturday, Sept.

  • Registration Open for Crossroads Trail Run

    Registration is open for the sixth annual Crossroads Trail Run (2K, 5K, 10K) on June 20, 2015. The trail run takes place on a 200-acre preserve at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Black Belt Promotion

    On April 17, 2015, Marci Faustini was promoted to third degree black belt by Hanshi Kevin McGrath, 10th degree black belt, and Shihan Mark Stephens, 6th degree Black Belt.

  • 2015 Nor-Door Little League

    Results May 22 Washington Island 14, Egg Harbor 2 Baileys Harbor 2, Sister Bay 12 Schedule All games begin at 6 pm, unless noted otherwise. May 29 Ellison Bay @ Washington Island Sister Bay @ Egg Harbor June 1 Egg Harbor @ Ellison Bay Sister Bay @ Baileys Harbor

  • High School Spring Athletics

    GIBRALTAR Baseball June 2, 3 & 5 – Regionals, TBA Golf June 2 – Sectionals, TBA June 3 – Sectionals, TBA Girls Soccer May 29 vs. Denmark, 6 pm June 4 – Regionals, TBA Track and Field May 29 – Sectionals @ Princeton, 4 pm June 5 & 6 – State, TBA SEVASTOPOL Baseball June 2, 3 & 5 – Regionals, TBA Golf June 2 – Sectionals, TBA Girls Soccer May 29 vs.

  • Destroyers Host First Home Game in New League

    The Door County Destroyers will hold their first pre-season home game as members of the Mid-States Football League at 4 pm Saturday, May 30, at their home field, Baileys Harbor Rec Park, against the Southern Lakes Blue Devils from Salem, Wis.

  • Door County League Baseball

    Standings As of May 24 Sister Bay 3-0 Kolberg 2-1 Washington Island 2-1 West Jacksonport 2-1 Egg Harbor 1-2 Institute 1-2 Maplewood 1-2 Baileys Harbor 0-3 Results May 24 Egg Harbor 0, Sister Bay 1 Institute 0, Maplewood 2 Washington Island 11, Kolberg 5 Baileys Harbor 2, West Jacksonport 10 Schedule All games start at 1:30 pm unless otherwise noted.

  • Silent Sports Column

    So you ran the Door County Half Marathon and finally took off your finisher’s medal. It’s time to look toward the next endurance challenge. Perhaps it’s a cycling event like the Peninsula Century Spring Classic.

  • Our Representatives in the News

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens issued the following statement in support of the Joint Finance Committee’s (JFC) decision to save SeniorCare – the discount prescription drug program for Wisconsin’s seniors.

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay:  The Common Council meets at noon on June 2. The Industrial Park Development Team meets at 11 am on June 4.

  • Farmers Face Further Review

    A letter from county conservationists has put farmers on their heels. The Soil and Water Conservation Department (SWCD) sent a letter to farmers and landowners explaining that their nutrient management plans are under further review.

  • Educators React to Voucher Expansion

    Educators and educational organizations throughout Wisconsin responded immediately on May 21 upon learning that the Joint Finance Committee, voting along party lines the night of May 20, opened the door to an expansion of the private school voucher program.

  • Supervisors Challenge Department Head

    Fireworks erupted at the monthly meeting of the Door County Board of Supervisors on May 26 when Emergency Services Director Dan Williams reported on the final report from the Ad Hoc EMS Study Committee.

  • Dark or Light, Weiss is Nice!

    Here is one of my favorite kick-back-and-forget-the-world beers, Erdinger Pikantus Weizen-Bock. Smooth, dark, rich – this beautiful big brown beer walks softly but wields a hefty pedigree in the very different traditions of Weiss and bock beers.

  • Bulletin

    WHAT HAPPENED • The funds raised by Institute resident and Nepal native Prem Lama were delivered to the village of Ichok to aid in the earthquake relief.

  • Sister Bay Optimistic about Construction

    The timeline for Sister Bay’s yearlong construction project is on track. Construction throughout downtown Sister Bay will begin shortly after the 4th of July and last through the following May.

  • The Cheese Insider

    Spring is here and we all get to begin spending more time outside of our winter shelters. Although none of us like all the elements of winter, it does allow many of us a chance to get out and do things we can’t do during our busy summer season.


    (Left to right) The boys (Ed Kirk, David Furjanic, Mike McKeown and Tim McGuire) in a contemplative state at Cave Point. Photo submitted by Maureen Furjanic.

  • Congratulations to Daniel Derse of Pasta Vino!

    If you’re up for tasty food on your trip up on Highway 57, Stop by Pasta Vino and bring your taste buds to culinary heaven. That’s where you’ll find this week’s server, bartender Daniel Derse, A happy-go-lucky guy who is anything but terse.

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:52pm

    Dear Mary Pat, My husband and I bought a house with several guest rooms last summer. The word has gotten out among our family and friends that we have a great place to stay in Door County.

  • Overheard and Obsessions

    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?

  • Article posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 2:42pm

    The set used for Sherlock’s home in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes was also used for a character’s home of what 2007 movie?

  • Gibraltar Champions

    The Gibraltar High School golf ream recently won the Packerland Conference title. This is Coach Matt Meacham’s first Conference win. Three Gibraltar golfers earned First Team All-Conference: Sam Higginbotham, Grant Heiman and Matt Anderson.


    Senior League (May 21) • Best Scores: Bob Nelson 41, Bill Hoey 42, Bob Ellison 45, Bob Sciesziwski 47, Earl Neinas 48, and Ken Larson 49. • Event Winners: Closest to pin on #2 (third shot) – Earl Neinas; Closest to pin on #3 (second shot) – Bill Hoey; Closest to water in two on #9 – Bob Nelson.


    June 17: 13th Annual Golf Outing to Benefit The American Cancer Society, The Orchards at Egg Harbor, 11 am June 28: 6th Annual Peninsula Big Cup Scramble,

  • Last Chance to See “Maid to Marry”

    Stage Door Theatre Company presents Maid to Marry, adapted and directed by James Valcq, now through May 31. Maid to Marry is a world-premiere adaptation by TAP’s co-Artistic Director James Valcq of the comedy classic La Serva Padrona by G.

  • New Faces at Pen Players

    Peninsula Players Theatre announces company members for its 80th season, running June 16 through Oct. 18. The mix of plays includes a world premiere comedy, a classic thriller, a madcap comedy, a sweet and prickly Irish love story and a nun habit-forming musical comedy.

  • Learn the Latest in Astronomical News

    Hike to the Ida Bay Preserve (part of Crossroads at Big Creek) on May 31 at 1 pm. This gentle hike will explore the forests and open areas of this lovely site.

  • Something for Everyone at The Ridges

    The Ridges Sanctuary’s program schedule has something for everyone to enjoy this June. Naturalist-guided hikes at the Sanctuary begin June 1 and are held daily at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.

  • Meet the Makers at von Stiehl

    Meet the Makers, being held at von Stiehl Winery in Algoma on June 20, will be a blend of two types of festivals featuring specialty wines and beers made exclusively for that day.

  • New Death’s Door Exhibit at Gills Rock Museum

    The Door County Maritime Museum at Gills Rock opened May 23, with the debut of the new Death’s Door exhibit. The museum introduced a new interactive technology called Augmented Reality.

  • Learning from the Rocks at Bj?rklunden

    From June 21 – 26, Lawrence University’s Bj?rklunden is offering the seminar “Learning the Language of the Earth: Recognizing Rocks and Minerals” with Marcia Bjornerud.

  • DCA Adds Josh Turner to Lineup

    Door Community Auditorium (DCA) is having a record year for ticket sales, and the season hasn’t even begun yet. Still, that didn’t prevent DCA from adding another stellar act to its already jam-packed lineup: multi-platinum country music sensation Josh Turner.

  • Small Forest to Release First Album

    Door County band Small Forest will release its first album as a band this summer. Dream features 12 all new, original songs written and arranged by Small Forest’s Marybeth Mattson and Jeanne Kuhns with bass player Patrick Palmer, and recorded with a handful of guest musicians at Studio 330 in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Approaches to Portraiture

    The sixth annual Door Prize for Portraiture opens for public viewing June 26 at Chez Cheryl Artspace. This invitational exhibition features 26 regional emerging and established artists brought together to celebrate the portrait.

  • Clay Play

    Clay artist Jon Anderson’s Fimo creations are now on display at the Santa Fe Shop & Gallery in Fish Creek. He makes the polymer clay animals by hand, so no two are exactly alike.

  • Inspired by the Peninsula

    Ginnie Cappaert of Cappaert Contemporary Gallery is excited to be living and working in Egg Harbor and has seen a slight shift in her abstracted landscape minimalist paintings mostly because of the amazing sunset/water views from her studio/gallery in Egg Harbor.

  • New Season, New Music: 5 resources to build your perfect summer soundtrack

    For those who want to discover new tunes for the summer before the season’s music festivals begin, there are tons of resources a click away to help shake up your music routine.

  • Lily Bay Artisans Hold Open House

    Come stroll or drive the half-mile of North Lake Michigan Drive (from street numbers 3420 – 3516) and walk into local artisans’ spaces as the Lily Bay Lakeshore Artisans host the second annual open house.

  • A Family Affair with Midsummer’s Music

    Door County’s Midsummer’s Music Festival kicks off with a gala opening night concert and celebration on June 12 at 7 pm in Juniper Hall at the Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor.

  • Ancient Art

    Bay Art Gallery’s Rick Brawner is now displaying his images on stone. He handpicked these pieces of ledge outcroppings of Dolomite near Fish Creek, and painted many familiar Door County scenes.

  • Here’s to 25 More Years of Midsummer’s Music!

    Every year Midsummer’s Music seems to come up with some extra special events that are real highlights – a boat trip and concert on Rock Island or Washington Island, a concert in the Ellison Bay Manor…of course these are always in addition to our normal enticing mix of concerts in art galleries, private homes, restaurants, churches, and learning retreat centers such as The Clearing and Bj?rklunden.

  • Incorporating Nature and Art

    The Door County Art League’s artists of the week for May 30 through June 5 offer different approaches to incorporating nature into their paintings and photography.

  • Book Club Spotlight

    Club: Bittersweet Bookies, founded in February 2000. Bittersweet Bookies was born of frustration. A former 25-year member of a book group in Janesville, one of the first things I did when I moved to my new home in Fish Creek was to seek out a local book group, without success! But Holly Somerhalder came to the rescue.

  • The Bestseller List

    TRADE PAPERBACK FICTION 1. The Invention of Wings, by Sue Monk Kidd 2. Euphoria, by Lily King 3. Ordinary Grace, by William Kent Krueger 4. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt 5.

  • The Changing Displays of an Ellison Bay Landmark

    Anyone who has lived in Door County for even a little while has surely heard of the late Gust Klenke. Though he’s been gone since 1982, the memories abide.

  • Door County Brewing Co. Hosting Beard, Mustache Competition

    The Door Peninsula is heating up and residents are starting to ditch the layers and accessories necessary to survive the brutality of the year’s coldest months.

  • What To Do In Door County This Weekend: May 29 – 31

    The last weekend in May is almost upon us. Looking for something to do in the county? Check out our top picks for the weekend ahead: Friday, May 29 Poetry Slam at DCA: Hosted by the sixth graders at Gibraltar.

  • Door County Library Launches 2015 Summer Reading Program

    During the past several years, comic book superheroes and their stories have dominated theater box offices. But when Door County Library youth services librarian Beth Lokken was given the topic of this year’s state and nationwide summer reading program, “Every Hero Has A Story,” she approached it with the unsung heroes of everyday life in mind.

  • Questions and Artists: James Richards

    The following interview with James Richards, I think, is an example of what I try to do. It shows the personality and love of painting these artists have, along with examples of their work.