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  • Lace ‘Em Up at the Hey Hey 5K

    There’s a new fun run coming to Baileys Harbor Sept. 26 to kick off the Baileys Harbor Autumnfest weekend. The Hey Hey 5k will start and end at the Door County Brewing Co. taproom at 8 am, and all runners get some great swag for joining the inaugural event. Each participant will receive a special […]

  • Beer Fest, Bike Ride, Bass Tourney and Cave Tours Make for A Busy Door County Weekend!

    Beer, fishing, bats and bike rides – it’s every outdoors lovers dream weekend in Door County! Here are our top picks for the weekend ahead:

  • Our Lady of Good Help Len Villano.

    The DCHS and Belgian Heritage Center Team Up to Present the Roadside Chapel Tour

    The Door County Historical Society in collaboration with the Belgian Heritage Center presents a Roadside Chapel Tour on Sept. 19. The four-hour bus charter will tour 10 historic chapels: Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help (Champion); Blessed Virgin Mary Chapel (Robinsonville); Blessed Virgin Mary World War I Soldier’s Memorial Chapel (Tonet); Walloon Shrine of […]

  • Construction Update, Sept. 11-18

    Hwy. 57 and County Road C Work will begin Monday, Sept. 14, on a $1.04 million safety improvement at the intersection of Hwy. 57 and County C with the construction of a J-turn intersection. Peters Concrete Company, Green Bay, is the prime contractor. The project involves constructing a J-turn intersection at Hwy. 57 and County […]

  • The Nylons

    The Nylons Performing at Southern Door Auditorium Sept. 11

    On Sept. 11 at the Southern Door Community Auditorium, recording artists The Nylons will stake the stage at 7 pm. After 35 years of performing and touring, The Nylons are on the road in their farewell tour across the United States. The a cappella group, most famous for “The Lion Sleeps Tonight,” has traveled the […]

  • City of Sturgeon Bay Logo

    City Garbage Routes Delayed For Labor Day

      City of Sturgeon Bay: Finance/Purchasing & Building Committees meet at 4 pm on Sept. 8. The Cable Advisory Council meets at 4:30 pm on Sept. 10. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 5 pm on Sept. 10. City garbage routes will be delayed one day due to the Labor Day holiday. Monday’s […]

  • Katie Sikora, meat

    Locally Raised, Locally Cut: Marchant’s Meat

    At Marchant’s Foods in Brussels meat processing is all about continuity, in multiple senses of the word. It’s not just about knowing where your food comes from and how it’s handled before it arrives in your refrigerator or freezer. It’s also about knowing who it’s being handled by. “We’ve been coming here for 50 years,” […]

  • Len Villano, Kim Baudhuin

    Tastes of a Belgian Settlement

    Jim Baudhuin has lived in the same home for most of his 76 years. He milks his cattle, waters his garden and occasionally entertains tour groups that spill out of busses parked on the side of County Road DK. Since Baudhuin’s farm was named a historic place and adorned with a small plaque, many visitors […]

  • Authenticating Door County Products

    Stand in the aisles of a store in Door County for a few minutes on a busy July afternoon and you will likely catch the following scene. A young woman will pull an item from a shelf and call to her mother, “Mom, look, they have Door County [insert product here]!” It might be a salsa, a jam, a dipping sauce, or any number of items that some company has stuck a Door County label on.

  • Even the Ashes Were Gone: Lessons from the Peshtgo Fire

    “We are burning up. Send help.” This short, dire message to Wisconsin Governor Lucius Fairchild was the first contact sent from the epicenter of America’s deadliest fire ever. It was carried by boat as the lone telegraph line out of Peshtigo, Wisconsin had been burned weeks before. It gave none of the details which were, […]

  • Southern Door County’s Belgian Wayside Chapels

    Along the roadsides of southern Door County, in the heart of the Belgian-American settlement, an observant traveler might notice small unobtrusive buildings standing slightly apart from a brick farmhouse or painted red barn. These simple structures, built of wood and adorned with a cross on the roof or above the door, could easily be mistaken […]