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  • Happened in Door County: May 29 – June 12

    Ephraim altered its process for selecting its Fyr Bal Chieftain, reverting to the format it had used in previous years. Eligible Fyr Bal Chieftain voters may cast their vote at the Ephraim Visitor Information Center on a write-in ballot before Friday, June 19 at 3 pm.

  • Coming up in Door County: June 12 – 26

    Egg Harbor will choose a new fire chief at its June 18 village board meeting. Former chief Mark Bogenshutz sent the village a letter stating he was no longer interested in the position.

  • Bay Shipbuilding, Helping to Save Ships

    Bay Shipbuilding Company is doing its part to be more eco-friendly by expanding the lifespan of various Great Lakes freighters, rather than junking older vessels when they become inefficient.

  • Business Briefs: June 12 – 26

    The community is invited to The Healing Center’s Grand Opening Celebration on Sunday, June 28 from 1 – 4 pm. The Healing Center, located in a beautifully restored home at 44 South 2nd Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, was established by Dr.

  • Sustainable Pulse Profile Marilyn Jensen

    Chicago native Marilyn Jensen moved to Door County 25 years ago and started a business that ignited her personal environmental movement.
    Originally a summer visitor, Jensen decided to make the switch to become a full-time resident and opened a woodworking business.

  • White Gull Earns Travel Green Certification

    The White Gull Inn became the 31st business on the Door Peninsula to garner Travel Green Wisconsin certification in May, earning a total of 75 points.

  • Emotions High as Egg Harbor Discusses Marina

    Emotions were on full display at the Thursday, May 28 joint meeting of the Egg Harbor Village Board and Harbor Committee as a defensive village board discussed what to do in the aftermath of Tuesday’s vote against building an expanded marina in the tiny village.

  • Still Time to Register – Play “Fore!” The Clearing

    The Clearing Folk School’s 9-hole golf scramble, Play “Fore!” The Clearing, is scheduled for Monday, June 29 at Maxwelton Braes Golf Resort with a shotgun start at 10 am.

  • Short Shots

    2009 spring golf kicked off with two hole-in-ones, on the same day, at the same golf course, on the same hole! Both occurred on May 8 on hole number three at The Orchards, although the two golfers were not playing together.

  • Upcoming Golf Events

    • Sat., June 6:  Lions Club Golf Scramble at Idlewild
    • Fri., June 12:  Gibraltar Booster Club Scramble at Maxwelton; PGA Junior Tour Event at Idlewild
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  • It’s League Time

    Door County golf leagues are either underway or just about to start. For most leagues, there is still time to sign up. Contact the perspective golf courses for sign up information.

  • Making the Turn

    Horseshoe Bay Plays Host To Door County Cup

    High school golfers from around the county were treated to a special day of golf on Friday, May 15 as Horseshoe Bay played host to the annual Door County Cup.

  • Reducing Runoff Through Rain Gardens

    Rain gardens are becoming increasingly popular, and the June edition of the 2009 Door County Environmental Speaker Series will help local residents learn more about this runoff-reducing feature.

  • Filtering Phosphorous

    Water conservation is one of the major issues facing the world today, but so is phosphorus depletion. Like oil, phosphorus is a nonrenewable resource.

  • The Viking Voice Senior Issue

    Last fall a group of Gibraltar High School students decided they wanted to start a student newspaper, and here within the pages of the Pulse, eight months later, is a portion of The Viking Voice’s latest issue, which honors the seniors of Gibraltar High School.

  • Van Pool Broadens Transportation Options

    Bringing public transportation to rural communities is no simple task, but by getting creative and using local resources, the Door County Transportation Consortium and its partners are gaining traction.

  • Tourism Zone Releases 2008 Annual Report

    The Door County Tourism Zone Commission, responsible for overseeing the collection and spending of room tax dollars, released its annual report May 26.

  • May 15 – 29, 2009

    • Late Gibraltar teacher and baseball coach Rodney “Chief” Billerbeck was honored by Inside Wisconsin Sports magazine. The publication dedicated its June issue to Billerbeck “for his lifelong contribution to Wisconsin high school baseball.

  • May 29 – June 12, 2009

    • The Door County Information Services Committee will meet June 3 at the Door County Government Center in Sturgeon Bay. An update on the status of the Norlight Communications proposal to build a fiber pipeline from Sturgeon Bay to Sister Bay is expected.