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  • Culture Club: Our Library-Museum Partnership

    by Elizabeth Meissner-Gigstead, Executive Director “Collaboration is essential to the sustainability and future growth of museums and libraries and can increase the ability of institutions to address 21st-century challenges and opportunities and meet community needs.” This quote, obtained from a report titled The Future of Museums and Libraries: A Discussion Guide published by the IMLS […]

  • Plaque Recognizes Victims of 1871 Fire

    A short ceremony was held June 2 at Tornado Memorial Park to unveil a new plaque naming many of the 60 victims of the Oct. 8, 1871, fire that wiped out the community known as Williamsonville (or Williamson’s Mill). “These names humanize the people that died here. Suddenly there’s a name that goes along, not […]

  • ‘Build a Home, Build a Future’

    On May 28, the local High School Home Construction Project – part of the Door County Business and Education Partnership within the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) – unveiled what it’s been working on all winter and spring: a top-flight home that’s already been sold. This year, Sturgeon Bay High School students Caleb Diller, Erik […]

  • DCEDC Workshop: Ready, Set, Export

    Are you looking to make your first export sale? Do you want to expand into a new international market? Or do you simply want to fine-tune your exporting knowledge? Attend Door County Economic Development Corporation’s free export workshop to learn more about the benefits of having a global presence and how to navigate international trade. […]

  • Last Chance to See Compelling ‘Absolute Brightness’

    The funny, heartbreaking and inspiring story of The Absolute Brightness Of Leonard Pelkey will have its final performance on June 9 at Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP). Audiences have delighted in Alan Kopischke’s portrayal of New Jersey detective Chuck DeSantis and eight other characters. Next on the TAP stage will be The Dig, performed June 27-July […]

  • Crossroads Trail Run Offers Fun and a Real Tree

    The 2019 Crossroads Trail Run will be held June 22, starting at 8 am, at Crossroads at Big Creek. This chip-timed event welcomes all ages and all levels of runners and walkers. Participants who are seven and younger and 70-plus may register for free. All participants will receive a native tree, T-shirt and refreshments. Awards […]

  • DCMGA Begins Tuesday in the Garden Door Series

    The Door County Master Gardeners Association (DCGMA) will begin presenting its Tuesday in the Garden Door series June 11 in the Garden Door at the Peninsular Agricultural Research Station, 4312 Hwy 42. Three speakers will speak about a variety of horticulture-related topics each evening. Programs will cover such topics as body mechanics for gardeners, the Heritage Garden […]

  • Get Wet Looking for Fossils at Big Creek

    Join Crossroads at Big Creek for family programming and educational lectures. The June 8 family program, Fossil Hunt, starts at 11 am. Fossils show up in wet rocks, so June is the perfect time to look for fossils along Big Creek and its swale system. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Rob Elliott, […]

  • Yoga for Corrective Posture at Door County Yoga

    Poor posture – an epidemic in modern times – causes the front body and shoulders to round forward and the back muscles to become weak, long and inhibited. This creates stress on the neck, which can lead to headaches, thoracic outlet, carpal tunnel syndrome and more. Yoga for Corrective Posture seeks to alleviate this pain […]

  • ADRC Hosts Sun-Safety Presentation

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) will host a presentation about melanoma and safety in the sun June 11, 1 pm, at the ADRC. Registered nurses Katie VanLaanen and Holly Weber of the Door County Health Department will present the program. To register, call the ADRC at 920.746.2372 or sign up in person.

  • The Wildness Releases ‘White Lighter’

    Door County’s newest rock band, The Wildness, is throwing a no-cover-charge release party for its debut single, “White Lighter,” along with a full performance on June 7, 9 pm, at Butch’s Bar in Sturgeon Bay. “White Lighter” was recorded at Sturgeon Bay’s Painted Recordings Studio and produced by band member Marcus Trana. It draws its […]

  • Hope Beyond the Hurt Conference at Stone Harbor

    Community members and service providers are invited to Hope Beyond the Hurt: A Trauma Informed Care and Resilience Conference to learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the impact of trauma, community resources and resilience practices. The conference will be held Aug. 14, 9 am – 4 pm, at Sturgeon Bay’s Stone Harbor Resort. An ACE is […]

  • Jimmy John’s Fundraiser Benefits Neighbor to Neighbor

    Jimmy John’s in Sturgeon Bay hosted a fundraiser to benefit Neighbor to Neighbor: $1 per sandwich sold on a specific date was donated to the local nonprofit organization, which makes short-term medical-equipment loans, provides peer companions for home-bound individuals and respite for family caregivers, and facilitates the Lemonade Club cancer-survivor/patient-support group. All services are provided […]

  • Community Foundation Opens Summer Exhibition

    The Door County Community Foundation invites the community to view its Lobby Gallery’s summer exhibition, featuring works by Anita Winkler. The gallery, 222 N. Third Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4:30 pm.

  • SBVC Announces 2019 Fine Art Fair Award Recipients 

    Choosing top artists from a park full of talented creators was a big challenge during the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center’s (SBVC) 21st annual Fine Art Fair. Guest judge Kristi Roenning visited with all 91 artists to make her decision. In the end, Matthew McIntyre of Mukwonago earned Best of Show for his self-taught mini-canvas paintings. […]

  • Library Saturday Sales Return

    The Friends of Door County Libraries will kick off their summer Saturday book sales on June 8, 9 am – 12 pm, at the Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Ave. It’s a chance for book lovers to look through hundreds of used books and find something for every taste and genre: fiction, nonfiction, young adults […]

  • Obituary: Joan A. Draeb

    Jan. 16, 1926 – May 31, 2019  Joan A. Draeb, 93, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center.  Joan was born to Otis and Clara (Kvasse) Aamodt in Minneapolis, the third of their four daughters.  She graduated from River Falls High School and continued her education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Joan graduated from West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing […]

  • Craftsmanship for a Cause: Mudbone and the Traveling Guitar

    Dan “Mudbone” Thimm kicked off a summer-long raffle for a custom Mudbone guitar last Friday when he placed the instrument in a display case above the cabinets at Sturgeon Bay’s Get Real Café. The one-of-a-kind guitar is the product of several months of work by Thimm, the owner and founder of Mudbone Guitars, and the […]

  • Carly Sarkis Joins Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center

    Savanna Townsend, marketing and promotions director for the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, is leaving to work with the University of Minnesota’s Leadership University Program. Her last day will be June 4. Replacing Townsend will be Carly Sarkis, a DePaul University graduate with a degree in hospitality leadership. Most recently employed by the Edgewater Hotel in […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Grad Enters Peace Corps

    Sturgeon Bay High School graduate Emilie Schartner planned to leave for Mongolia on May 29 to begin training as an English education teacher volunteer with the Peace Corps. The daughter of Jodie and Jesse Schartner earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Lakeland University. “I am excited to be completely thrown out of my comfort […]