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  • Door County Humane Society Featured Pet

    Hi! My name is Shiloh, and I love treats. Car rides and playing fetch are also high on my list of what my new family will enjoy with me. I’m a Beagle/Australian Shepherd mix – 34 lbs.

  • A Column from the Door County Environmental Council

    We all know it’s coming! That somber day when you may be notified that your shore land wastewater system is defined as a failed system and you get replacement orders from the county.

  • Coordinated Community Response Column

    January is National Stalking Awareness Month, which provides an opportunity to discuss a very hidden and disturbing behavior. According to the Stalking Resource Center, stalking can be defined as a series of actions that make one feel afraid or in danger.

  • An Outlook

    If you are under the age of 30, you need to stop reading this column now. The words that follow are not for your eyes. In two weeks I will have something for you to read, but for now please turn the page.

  • Manners Matter

    Dear Mary Pat, I’m afraid that my life has no meaning now that the Packers have lost. I know that seems extreme, but I really had my hopes set on the Pack playing in the Superbowl this year.

  • Eighth Notes

    Violinist Frank Almond, well known to area residents, continues with nothing but winning programs in his Milwaukee Frankly Music series. On January 10, we ventured to his latest offering, plowing through some of the messiest weather we’ve encountered in years.

  • By the Numbers

    A look at the world in numbers.

  • Eighth Notes

    With the holiday season well-heralded by two Green Bay Symphony Orchestra programs, we offer an additional gift suggestion for the dedicated music lover.

  • Under the Hood – You and Your Car

    If your car battery is dead or even weak, you’re not going anywhere. It is the leading cause of starting trouble, whether because of lights left on, a charging system problem or other cause.

  • Web Tips

    Our previous two Web Tips columns discussed how search engines (a.k.a. Google, Yahoo) work. A potential website visitor enters a word or phrase into the search engine’s search box and the results are matched against a database.

  • Green Builders and Political Sway

    During the second week of November the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) held their 16th annual convention in Chicago – and over 22,000 people showed up.

  • Buy Door County, Be Door County

    I am a local shopper. At least, I try to be whenever possible. This certainly wasn’t the case a few years ago, when I believed that typing my credit card number over and over into little boxes in online shopping forms was a lot more satisfying than a jaunt to any store on the peninsula.

  • Paper and Ink

    It’s not the normal image that comes to mind when one reminisces about their childhood, but for me, ever-present in many of my most dominant childhood memories is the newspaper.

  • Getting Sober About Making Merry

    As the holiday season approaches amid daily increasing darkness, many factors can contribute to intentional or unintended overuse of alcohol. Wisconsin statistics are pretty scary; they range from dangerous binge drinking on our campuses (60 percent of 18 – 25 year old males) and daily local DUI listings to fatalities on local and nearby highways.

  • A Column from the Door County Environmental Council

    Studies have shown that water-softener brine regeneration wastes not only harm the natural decomposition processes occurring in a wastewater treatment system, they can also cause the septic tank itself to discharge a greater concentration of solids, grease, and oil into the dispersal field.

  • An Outlook

    [NOTE: With the holiday shopping season upon us, it’s time for me to remind you of one of my personal crusades. So this issue, I re-present (with a few updates and alterations) a column that is near and dear to my heart.

  • An Ode to Fall Fest: Sister Bay’s Homecoming

    This column originally appeared in the Oct. 14, 2005 edition of the Peninsula Pulse.

    It’s the one weekend of the year when Door County utterly betrays the sedate, relaxed image it has worked

  • Wet Exit

    Last summer the brains behind this paper asked me to write a column (partially due to the fact that they wouldn’t have to pay me anything – just kidding, guys).

  • Jumpin’ Juniper

    Juniper bushes, we see them everywhere. These prickly, low-lying bushes are prolific throughout the peninsula. Juniper bushes (juniperus communis) are natives here, unlike most of us (no matter how long we have lived here).

  • Howdy

    The very first introduction to the Peninsula Pulse.