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    DCMM Introduces New Campaign, “Reaching New Heights in Our Maritime Heritage”

    The Door County Maritime Museum has launched its largest fundraising campaign since the construction of its waterfront museum in Sturgeon Bay nearly 20 years ago. Calling it a “major step forward,” the museum is expanding its Sturgeon Bay facility with a one-of-a-kind 11-story tower that will serve both as an observation platform for the community’s […]

  • Obituary: Elberta Jean Dahlin

    Elberta Jean Dahlin, 77, of Gills Rock, Wisconsin, passed away suddenly and peacefully at home, Sunday morning, September 27, 2015. Elberta was born on December 8, 1937 in Chicago Illinois to Ester and Albin Nelson. Elberta graduated from Amundson High School and Moline Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing and was employed by Weiss Memorial Hospital […]

  • Susan Whitney

    Server of the Week: Susan Whitney of Door County Maritime Museum

    A trip to Door County Maritime Museum wouldn’t be complete Without a chat or a purchase from Susan Whitney.   She is the store manager for all three museum sites, Making sure all the inventory is set up just right.   She’s a transplant from Manitowoc, now living in Sturgeon Bay. Biking, hiking and being […]

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    Server of the Week: Hannah Brandt, Gills Rock Coffee

      When your travels take you up to Gills Rock, Be sure to drop in at Hannah’s coffee shop, An expert barista, the best bar none. Grab a hot cup when you’re on the run, A mocha, a latte or a cafe au lait, Served up with a smile that will make your day!

  • The Girl Who Knew Jens Jensen

    Her parents christened her Malin, a popular name in Sweden, meaning true and trustworthy. When she started kindergarten, school officials changed it to Marlene. But it really didn’t matter, because from the time she was a wee girl, she has been called Tudy, the nickname her father gave her. Her parents were Henny and Titus […]

  • Raku obelisk by Dee Santorini

    ArtFest in Gills Rock

    Gills Rock Coffee will hold Gills Rock ArtFestSept. 5 and 6, 10 am to 5 pm. More than 15 artists will display their works in different media, many demonstrating their techniques. These artists formerly displayed their works at Charlene’s Gallery Ten:  Ray Kapfamer, Norm Knott, Marcia Nickols, Joe Hernandez, Mark Haberle, Chris Meissner, Kris Franzke […]

  • Marinafest, Duathlon and More Plans for Labor Day Weekend in Door County

    It’s nearly Labor Day weekend in Door County and as always, a cause for celebration on the peninsula. Looking for some fun and interesting things to do? We’ve got you covered: Friday, Sept.

  • Door County’s Islands

    Door County, this spit of the Niagara Escarpment, is truly a dynamic bit of land – in history, in culture, in nature. I’ve spent a large chunk of my life traversing and exploring this peninsula, noticing here and there the dots of land on the horizon:  Adventure Island, Horseshoe Island, Detroit Island. I might stop […]

  • Fifty Miles on Foot: Getting to know the ‘pain cave’ during a solo Fall 50

    I was nervous. I have run a marathon. I’ve biked halfway across the country. But running 50 miles was something that I struggled to wrap my head around.

  • Liberty Grove Voters Get Final Chance for Gills Rock Shoreline Info

    The Town of Liberty Grove will host a final informational session regarding the purchase of shoreline property in Gills Rock at the Liberty Grove Town Hall Aug.

  • Gills Rock Shoreline Price Tag is $2.35 Million

    After five years of discussions the Town of Liberty Grove is near a vote about whether to purchase a well-recognized stretch of shorefront property in Gills Rock.

  • Bea’s Ho-Made Products: Start With a Picnic Table and a Coffee Can

    If a story is good, it is worth telling over and over again. Such is the case with Bea’s Ho-Made Products. In 1962, Beatrice (Bea) and Bob Landin were raising their two daughters and working their Gills Rock farm. Their elder daughter, Linda, put a picnic table out by the roadside and sold some cherries […]

  • Door Bluff Headlands On Track for Expansion

    The Door County Parks Department is taking steps to expand Door Bluff Headlands County Park by purchasing over 70 acres of land adjacent to the park’s southern border. “We’ve always had a low-key eye on this property,” said George Pinney, Director of Door County Parks. “We don’t usually pursue things like that, except to put […]

  • Liberty Grove Explores Gills Rock as Harbor of Refuge

    The Gills Rock Harbor of Refuge Steering Committee is working on plans to create a marina with a historic twist on the tip of the Door Peninsula; one supporters feel could become the crown jewel of county marinas.

  • Invasive Species Zebra Mussels Threaten Water Quality, Fishing Industry

    The generations-old fishing boats are lined up quietly at the Weborg dock in Gills Rock, a town that usually harbors a bustling fishing community. What used to be a busy dock stands still in the late morning, and according to Mark Weborg, a life-long fisherman, a lot has changed.

  • Good Taste is All in the Family: The Shoreline Restaurant

    Mike and Mary Mead have a saying about how your meal is served at their Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock: “First you eat with your eyes.” If that’s true, between “drinking in” the panoramic water view and enjoying the presentation, you could be full before you take your first bite. But the Meads invite you […]

  • A Potter’s Haven: The Tradition and Art of Pottery in Door County

    Ask anyone who’s been to a pottery studio in Door County and they will probably tell you two things about their experience. First, they’ll tell you that making pottery is more complicated than one might think. It requires dexterity, skill, and an intimate knowledge of clay and glaze combinations, firing techniques, science and art. The […]