Area: Sister Bay

  • Server of the Week: Maria Grasse at Grasse’s Grill

    Miss Maria Grasse is always classy While taking orders, she’s never sassy If you want a burger, some fries or a cold brew to go, Dial up Maria – you know she’s a pro Her middle name is “Service with a smile” She does her job with a boatload of style So what are you waiting […]

  • Sister Bay Bowl Adds Outdoor Seating

    Few restaurants have faced as big of a challenge during the COVID pandemic as the Sister Bay Bowl, the generational mainstay known to serve as many as 800 fish-fry lovers on a Friday night in addition to a full bowling alley.  Just before Independence Day weekend, the restaurant’s owners added a new outdoor seating area […]

  • Parks Committee Discusses Hotel Parking, Pebble Beach

    The Village of Sister Bay’s Parks and Properties Committee discussed parking for CHOP and the Dörr Hotel on June 29. Jaco Management, which owns the properties, requested that the public-parking signs for the parking lot behind CHOP come down after the hotel is completed. Plan Commission Chair Denise Bhirdo said it’s unclear, however, whether the […]

  • Zero Sum Walking Lightly on the Earth

    Imagine starting a business. Difficult, right? Now imagine starting a business in which the amount and type of resources used are such that their impact on the planet is nonexistent. How can such a business be successful? That’s what Stroyan Dimitrov has set out to discover. The owner of a juice bar and breakfast cafe […]

  • Sheriff’s Office Investigates Social Media Threats Against Protestors

    The Door County Sheriff’s Office released a statement to say it is investigating a threatening video posted to Twitter on July 4 by an anonymous user using the name Naf Pmurt (which is “Trump Fan” spelled backward) and the handle @deepstateh8r. The account has been deleted. “The Door County Sheriff’s Office is aware of the […]

  • No Concerts, Movies in Waterfront Park through August

    The Sister Bay Parks Committee, in agreement with the Sister Bay Advancement Association, decided not to hold festivals or events on village property during July. This policy has now been extended through August, so concerts and movies at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park and the Door County Festival of Fine Arts have been canceled. Concert and […]

  • U.S. Supreme Court Ends Al Johnson’s Trademark Debate

    The United States Supreme Court refused to hear a petition from a New York attorney who sought to cancel the “goats on a roof of grass” trademark owned by Al Johnson’s. The court’s June 22 denial put the decade-long lawsuit to rest for good.  Attorney Todd Bank has been involved in attempts to strip Al […]

  • Then and Now: Sister Bay

    As the Dörr Hotel rises in Sister Bay and restaurants have expanded in Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor and Sister Bay, people rightfully raise the question, is Door County getting overdeveloped? But that question is not new. Back in 1986, the Milwaukee Journal put that question front and center with a special, 18-page edition of its […]

  • Spritz: a New Pop-Up Concept at Goose & Twigs

    Goose & Twigs Lodging in Sister Bay has debuted a new food-and-drink concept called Spritz to attract guests coming and going on Friday and Saturday evenings. The idea is modeled after the Italian aperitivo: a few hours between the end of the workday and before dinner that are filled with nibbling on snacks and sipping […]

  • The Filling Station at Husby’s Opens Serving Frozen Cocktails

    Next door to Husby’s Garage, you’ll now find the Filling Station, a frozen-drink bar with an attached open-air lounge area and front patio with bar seating. Its name is a nod to the history of the building, which was once a Standard Service gasoline filling station before becoming an ice cream shop for the last […]

  • Fred and Fuzzy’s Sold: Sale is contingent on zoning change

    Pebble Beach has been preserved, but the views and cherry margaritas from Fred and Fuzzy’s Waterfront Bar and Grill next door may soon be a relic of the past. The owners of the restaurant and adjacent Little Sister Resort have accepted an offer on the restaurant and waterfront parcels of the Little Sister Resort property. […]

  • Obituary: Magdalene Emmy Augusta von Zychlin

    Feb. 14, 1924 – June 15, 2020 Magdalene Emmy Augusta von Zychlin, 96, of Sister Bay died at Hearthside CBRF. She has long said she looks forward to being reunited with family and friends who have passed away, most especially her own beloved mother. Magdalene was born in Hamburg, Germany, the daughter of Conrad Dietrich […]

  • Finding Calm and Community at Ironwood Yoga

    “And now, reach your hands up toward the ceiling … I mean sky,” said Ironwood Yoga instructor Jacqueline Soukup. Usually, the yoga class that I was attending would be held inside Ironwood’s heated yoga studio, but that day, and for the foreseeable future, outdoor yoga is the safest option for both participants and instructors.  In […]

  • SBHS Continues Farm Markets, Garden Walk

    This was going to be a year of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Sister Bay Historical Society (SBHS,, but although many events have been canceled, the society’s members will use the downtime to improve and remodel displays, and work on maintaining and restoring their buildings. SBHS’s annual Garden Walk is still going on, […]

  • Golden Acupuncture to Open June 18

    Mackenzie Schneider, owner and operator of Golden Acupuncture, will begin offering services June 18 within Northern Door Chiropractic and Wellness in Sister Bay’s Country Walk Shops.  Schneider graduated as valedictorian from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2019. She began receiving acupuncture as a teenager to help manage her Lyme Disease symptoms, and its effectiveness was […]

  • Dovetail Acres Campground Opening in July

    Tucked behind Dovetail Trading in Liberty Grove off Highway 57 is the new, 23-acre Dovetail Acres Campground, an RV park. “It’s not a trailer park,” said Terry Wurster, who owns the campground with his wife, Linda. “A trailer park implies that people are here year-round. We’re not doing any type of full-season rentals or storage […]

  • NWTC Learning and Innovation Center to Offer CPR Classes

    The Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Learning and Innovation Center, 2438 S. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay, is partnering with the American Heart Association to offer classes in CPR Heartsaver AED and Heartsaver First Aid on June 25 and July 27. CPR will be held 9 am – 12 pm; First Aid will take place […]

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dear Anonymous Caller

    On Tuesday, June 2, you chose to call the police on a group of peaceful protesters in Sister Bay. I can only assume that you were one of the many who drove past our signs while shaking your head and giving a thumbs-down.  When confronted with challenges to your privilege, your response was to weaponize […]

  • Tree Damage from Tropical Air Mass

    A tropical air mass with gusty winds moved through Door County on Tuesday evening, downing trees such as this one seen early Wednesday morning across Settlement Road just west of Highway 57. The storm delivered the heaviest rains in southern Wisconsin, according to the National Weather Service in Green Bay. In Door County, about an […]

  • Victim of Sister Bay Crash Identified

    Sturgeon Bay woman is county’s first traffic fatality of 2020  The Door County Sheriff’s Office has identified the woman who died in a car crash in Sister Bay Sunday, June 7.  Rita Bloedel, 89, of Sturgeon Bay died when Bruce Lamb, 75, of Janesville drove his vehicle across the centerline of Highway 42 and struck […]