Area: Door County

  • Library’s Summer Reading Challenge Starts June 1

    Every summer, the Door County Library hosts a summer reading program to encourage children and teens to read for enjoyment and to help prevent “summer slide.”  This year’s program, themed Tails and Tales, will be virtual, but it will still include reading challenges and activities for kids, teens and adults. Each age group will have […]

  • Exploring the Library: Library Reading and Entertainment Apps

    by Laura Kayacan, Adult Services Librarian Now more than ever, people are turning to online resources to serve their information and entertainment needs. The library provides plenty of online material through apps that are available on a computer, cellphone, iPad or other tablet. One of the largest online collections of e-books, audiobooks, magazines and videos […]

  • A Steward of Truth: A Q&A with 2021 Hal Prize nonfiction judge Faith Adiele

    Faith Adiele turns truth into art – her truth, her stories. She tells of growing up American with Nordic and Nigerian heritage, traveling to Thailand and becoming its first Black Buddhist nun, dealing with a diagnosis of fibroids while pursuing her graduate degree in Iowa, and trekking across the mountains of Lesotho in South Africa […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Cuddles

    Meet Cuddles (, a four-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus.  Shy at first, he is 13 pounds of love and affection once he feels comfortable. Because of his timid nature, Cuddles would be most successful in a home with kids who are five and older.  Like […]

  • DCEDC Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation’s (DCEDC) board of directors is seeking nominations for new, annual awards that salute and celebrate individuals and businesses that have made significant economic impacts through business development, innovative operation, adaptability, passion, ingenuity, civic engagement and community involvement. The new honors are the Light Keeper Award for the women- and/or […]

  • YMCA Now Offering 24/7 Access to Facilities

    The Door County YMCA will begin offering its members 24/7 access to both the Sturgeon Bay and Northern Door Program Center facilities beginning June 1. A 24/7 access fob is available through May 31 for $15 (it costs $25 after that), which allows members to work out after normal facility hours to better fit their schedule. […]

  • VIDEO: Sailing Door County

    The combination of wind and water around the shores of Door County allow for fantastic sailing conditions. The interaction of bluffs and bays make for an exciting adventure. Anchor at a sandy bay, sail over Death’s Door to Washington and Rock Island or cruise the canal. You haven’t seen all of Door County until you’ve […]

  • Kick Up Your Cookout: These secret ingredients will impress during your first cookout with friends

    Sometime during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, with the weather as nice as it’s been, I know you’re going to be eager to fire up the grill for the first cookout of the season. And if you’re like me, it will be the first cookout you’ve had with friends or extended family members in more […]

  • Norton, Zukauskaite Share Volleyball Player of the Year Honor

    The Packerland All-Conference Volleyball Team was well represented by local players.  Southern Door senior Nicole Norton and Gibraltar senior Agne Zukauskaite shared Player of the Year honors and were unanimous first-team honorees. Sturgeon Bay’s Lauren Alger and Carley Wodack; Sevastopol’s Rebekah Andreae, Bailey Rikkola and Madilyn Volkmann; Southern Door’s Anna Olson; and Algoma’s Hanna Wiese […]

  • Local Athletes Adjust to College Competition

    Southern Door alumnus Derik LeCaptain finished his spring football camp at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with a strong performance in the Maroon/Gold game May 1. LeCaptain, a redshirt sophomore linebacker, recorded an interception for Maroon that won the game 24-17, and he was named Side Hartman Spring Game MVP along with teammates Jah […]

  • Hike This: The Whitefish Creek Spur Trail

    One of my favorite parts of hiking in Whitefish Dunes is how the trails connect throughout the park. Last week I featured the Red Pine Trail, which is a relatively short loop that’s accessible from the first parking lot off Clark Lake Road.  The Red Pine Trail links up with the Yellow Trail – a more […]

  • Wild Ones: For Pollinators, Another Issue Has Come to Light

    As more gardeners and landscapers become aware of the importance of pollinators – the beneficial insects that literally keep our planet green – yet another cause of their decline has come to light. Many of the complex threats to pollinators are obvious, but I was surprised to learn that artificial light at night could affect […]

  • Door County’s Memorials to Veterans

    by Betsy Iversen Although the Memorial Day weekend signifies the unofficial beginning of summer, it is the most solemn of holidays because of what it represents. More than 1.3 million military personnel have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty in American wars.  Permanent war and veterans’ memorials are visible reminders of the sacrifices […]

  • The Unassuming Man: Remembering Bill Guenzel

    Ralph Murre was at dinner with an author-in-residence at Write On, Door County several years ago when the author mentioned how beautiful the property was.  “What a swell and helpful fellow that gardener and lawn-mowing guy is,” the author told him.  Murre asked what this gardener looked like. Was he a lean, older man, probably […]

  • WILD THINGS: Free Fishing Weekend a Great Time to Hook New Anglers

    In spring, a young man’s thoughts often turn to his first love. For many of us baby boomers, that love was fishing. A broken heart? Who wouldn’t have one after the line breaks while fighting an unseen monster? Back then, I didn’t need the latest study to tell me that relaxing outdoors and being close […]

  • New Proposal for Quarry Property

    A preliminary conceptual plan for a subdivision of 43 lots on the quarry property near George Pinney County Park meets county standards and does not require a public hearing. The Margaret Dreutzer Trust filed the plan May 6. Because the proposal is a land division, it does not require a public hearing. This land division […]

  • Door County Connect Launches Free Wednesday Transportation Service

    Door County Connect (formerly called ADRC Bus/Van Service) launched its Connector Link service earlier this month. It’s a deviated fixed-route service that will operate in the City of Sturgeon Bay every Wednesday at no cost to riders.  “Our goal is to meet the needs of our riders and local businesses by providing additional services that […]

  • State Covid Cases Drop to Lowest Levels in a Year

    Cases of COVID-19 have continued to drop in Door County, with the seven-day average dropping below one case early this week.  Vaccination progress has continued as well, with 66.45% of those older than 12 now vaccinated, according to Door County Medical Center.  The Wisconsin seven-day average dropped to 324 cases on May 23, nearly the […]

  • Housing for Sexually Violent Offenders Moves Forward

    On May 25, the Door County Board of Supervisors authorized the purchase and construction phase to proceed with modular housing at the Door County Justice Center for sexually violent offenders who have served time and been approved for supervised release back into their communities. The site at 1201 S. Duluth Ave. has been engineered to […]

  • County Supervisors Support Knowles-Nelson Reauthorization

    The Door County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution that “strongly supports” reauthorizing the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program for another decade.  The support comes as the Wisconsin Legislature is considering the 2021-23 state budget. Gov. Tony Evers has included a 10-year reauthorization of the program in his executive budget, funded at $70 million annually and […]