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Door County news from the pages of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living, the peninsula’s trusted, local sources for information about Door County, Wisconsin.

  • News and Notes from Whitefish Dunes

    The warning has been issued but how many understand the threat of invasive species? What is it, how are invasives identified, and which ecosystems do they threaten? Invasive plants come from distant ecosystems and thrive in a variety of ecosystems throughout Door County.

  • Gibraltar Student Gets Green with Community Service Project

    Kelsey Neddersen, a Gibraltar High School senior, went beyond the school’s required community service hours and helped two organizations by creating a cloth grocery tote bag made out of recycled cotton.

  • February Room Tax Numbers In

    Numbers exhibit Door County’s slow off-season economy.

  • Ecosystems of Door County

    Article by Roy Lukes Little did I realize while growing up as a boy in Kewaunee, Wisconsin during the 1930s and ‘40s, what incredibly rich biodiversity (biological diversity) existed on the steep, un-eroded lake banks near our home along the shores of Lake Michigan. Native plants and animals also thrived in the marshes and the […]

  • Stories in the Wreckage

    The cold, mercurial waters surrounding the Door Peninsula are literally legendary. Because they began vanquishing ships long before there were local newspapers to report losses or technology with which to plot locations, much of the havoc they’ve wreaked on maritime travel remains the subject of speculation and fable. Door County’s very name derives from an […]

  • The Orchard’s New Clubhouse Ready for Golf Season

    After suffering the loss of the clubhouse last summer due to a fire, The Orchard’s Golf Course in Egg Harbor is prepared to showcase its new and improved clubhouse.

  • Fish Creek Store Opens for Second Season

    Begining May 1, Nathan Nichols & Company of Fish Creek opened full time for the season. Nestled in the Whistling Swan Shops, Nathan Nichols & Company will be handling all of their customer’s favorite lines from last year, plus many new lines.

  • The Edge Salon is Expanding

    The Edge Salon, located in Fish Creek, is expanding its nail salon. A second whirlpool-jet, pipeless pedicure chair will be available beginning in mid-May.

  • Joe Porten Joins PortSide

    PortSide Builders, Inc. is proud to announce the hiring of Joe Porten. After being self-employed for the last 26 years, Joe has joined the Door County home construction company as a Remodeling Custom Designer/Building Consultant.

  • Ingrid Solverson Joins Bread and Water

    Ingrid Sovlerson, baker and inn keeper, joins the staff at Bread and Water on Washington Island. “My goal is to nurture others through baking of quality and wholesome cooking while creating good life within a sustainable community,” says Ingrid.

  • Local Business Featured on Wisconsin Public Television

    Last fall, Shelley Ryan and crew from Wisconsin Gardener came to Baileys Harbor to feature the season extension ideas being utilized at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall by the landscape gardening company Green Side Up, owned and operated by Kristen Peil and Caleb Whitney.

  • PeaPod Homes Invades the East Coast

    PeaPod Homes LLC, a newly established company in the Door County Business Development Center, was recently named as one of 29 semifinalists in the MIT Enterprise Forum “Ignite Clean Energy” Competition.

  • Geiger-Bronsky Honored for Extraordinary Leadership in Women’s Health

    The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation will honor ten individuals with Champions in Women’s Health Awards. Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Founder & President, Sue Ann Thompson and Secretary Tommy Thompson will present the awards along with breast cancer survivor, Marilyn Bielema, Coach Bret Bielema’s mother.

  • Brian Hartl Recognized for Brokerage Service

    Baylake Wealth Services Advisor Brian R. Hartl of Sturgeon Bay was one of three Baylake advisors recently recognized within the top 100 Broker Rankings by UVEST for the month of February 2008 for total client servicing.

  • Door County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club

    The next meeting of the Door County Inventors and Entrepreneurs (I&E) Club will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 6 pm at the Sturgeon Bay campus of NWTC (229 North 14th Avenue).

  • The Seanchaí: Jack Moneypenny

    Spring is fighting to make its entrance as Jack Moneypenny looks out his office window at the Door County Visitor Bureau. He, along with the nearly 1,000 business owners who belong to the DCVB, is anxious for the new season to begin. Having arrived at his new post as President and CEO in mid-October of […]

  • Sturgeon Bay to Re-investigate Joining Door County Tourism Zone

    Updated May 6 at 2 pm. From the moment the idea of instituting a room tax in Door County was broached in 2005 it was apparent that folding Sturgeon Bay and its existing room tax into the rest of the county was going to be problematic. Now, as the city faces being left out of […]

  • ppulse.com Relaunched

    For nearly a dozen years Door County residents and visitors have turned to the Peninsula Pulse to get a picture of the community from a different angle. For the summer of 2008, The Pulse is proud to announce an improved way to look at the Pulse to get that unique perspective with the relaunch of […]

  • By the Numbers

    By the Numbers Compiled by Myles Dannhausen Jr. 78 Billion dollars, the value of the wasted fuel and lost productivity due to traffic congestion each year 12,427 Miles, the average number driven by Americans each year 7,829 Miles, the average number driven by European Union citizens each year 35 Miles per gallon, the fleet-wide average […]

  • Earl Willems, Sister Bay Bowl

    The Final Frame: Earl Willems of Sister Bay Bowl Dies at 87

    The “Old Guard” gets a man smaller.