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Best In State: Rass Takes Top Honors at State Fiddle Competition

By Alyssa Skiba
When Hana Rass went down to Milwaukee, she was looking for a gold to win. And on Aug. 8, the 23-year-old Little Sturgeon resident did just that, taking home the honor of Grand Champion Fiddler at the

OutDOORs with Coggin Heeringa: Herring Gulls In Heat

By Coggin Heeringa
On a swelteringly summer day, a visit to the beach is a great idea — for us and the birds. If we humans are roasting in high temperatures, imagine what it must be like for creatures covered in the

Birch Creek Introduces Fall Concert Series

Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor is pleased to introduce a series of three concerts to run from September through October this fall.

80 Seasons of Poignant Plays and Playwrights

"Outside Mullingar" by John Patrick Shanley opened Aug. 19
By Audra Baakari Boyle
Peninsula Players celebrated the 80th anniversary of its first performance in July. Co-founder Richard Fisher, also a playwright, set the precedent for artistic directors to follow when selecting the

Pro Golf Tips: Make It Routine

By Matt Stottern
What an amazing week of golf we experienced here in Wisconsin at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. I was fortunate enough to be at the course on Friday watching all of the great players.
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Food and Wine Pairing
Karl Bradley
There are several main characteristics of wine and food that are instrumental in pairing food with wine: Acidity This is the most important characteristic in pairing food and wine....more»

Cherry Bounce and Fritz the Lawnmower Man

Jim Lundstrom
I love a good cherry beer. Always have. Always will. My first successful homebrew experiment was a cherry stout, using as a base one of the recipes in Charlie Papazian’s landmark homebrew book....more»


The Pulse’s Stephen Grutzmacher with his newlywed daughter, Molly (Grutzmacher) Gallico. Molly married Phil Gallico on Aug. 15, 2015 in Milwaukee. Photo submitted by Barb Grutzmacher....more»

Congratulations to Madi Mydra, of The Singing Donut!

Meet Singing Donut server Madi She’s loved by customers quite madly She said as she watched the donuts fry: "This year’s my last at Gibraltar High." She has two dogs and a beta fish, And ...more»


Which African country is considered the Lightning Capital of the World (it receives nearly 2.5 times the amount of lightning as Florida)?...more»

Manners Matter

Mary Pat
Dear Mary Pat, Our community sponsors weekly live music in a park during the summer. The musicians are always talented and very professional. Unfortunately, many children seem to be unsupervised and ...more»

Overheard and Shout Outs

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? ...more»
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