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  • Porte des Morts Shore Access Moving Forward

    Getting to the water at Porte des Morts Park in Liberty Grove is tricky – especially for those carrying equipment. The water is at the bottom of a steep bluff, and getting to it involves a challenging climb down.

  • Door County’s RV Culture

    I didn’t have to ask Jan Harlow a lot of questions. I showed up at Aqualand Camp Resort to talk to the owner, Mike McAndrews, to get a feel for the place, and after a few minutes he stopped talking and said, “you know what, I should just take you down to meet Jan and […]

  • Apples: Door County’s Other Fruit

    Door County is more than cherries. The peninsula’s orchard industry also boasts a bountiful fall harvest of apples.

  • What Makes a Local a Local in Door County?

    Every town has its “locals.” In some towns they’re called “old-timers,” in others they might be referred to as “the good old boys.” Sometimes they’re called “natives.” Some people use the words interchangeably and toss them about casually, while others reserve the words for a strictly defined subset of the population. But on a peninsula […]

  • Notes from the Grove

    The Town Board decided to hire Graef Engineering to develop a master plan for the Garrett Bay Road launch ramp and park area.

  • Notes From the Grove: Board Addresses Gravel Pit

    • The Town Board met with the owners of the gravel/shooting pit on Mink River Road at our second meeting this month. The Board outlined the list of concerns about what was felt to be excessive shooting creating nuisance and safety concerns.

  • Hidding Property May be Archeological Site

    Welcome to the Notes from the Grove providing Liberty Grove residents and visitors tidbits of information about goings on in town government. • The town closed on the Hidding Property purchase on Monday, November 9.

  • Liberty Grove Will Vote on Property Purchase

    The Town of Liberty Grove will purchase a little more than six acres of property adjacent to the Garret Bay Road boat launch in Ellison Bay if the town’s electors vote in favor of the proposal at a town meeting Nov.

  • Door County Land Trust Announces Largest Conservation Buy in 40 Years

    It was an occasion marked by words from the governor, and attended by politicians and environmentalists. But the importance of the latest two land acquisitions by the Door County Land Trust was best demonstrated when the crowds cleared and words ceased.

  • Developer Runs into Roadblocks in Affordable Housing Attempt

    Take part in any conversation or meeting about Door County’s future and you’ll hear a lot of lip service given to the need for affordable housing. Unfortunately, most of the time, that’s all you get.

  • Door County’s Carlson’s Island View Orchard and Wildwood Market

    If you’ve traveled the stretch of Highway 42 out of Sister Bay toward Ellison Bay, you’ve no doubt seen it – the somewhat curious, long but narrow building at the intersection of the highway and Wildwood Road.

  • Liberty Grove Explores Zoning Alternatives

    Northern Door officials and citizens are once again embroiled in a dispute over how to manage growth and development in Liberty Grove. Liberty Grove Plan Commission member Mike Kahr and others would like the town to opt out of county zoning and implement their own based on the town’s Smart Growth plan. Kahr said the […]