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  • Bright Outlook as Sturgeon Bay Expands Ski Club: Students Excited About Going Downhill in 2021

    COVID-19 protocols wiped out Carter Henry’s main sport – baseball – in the spring of 2020, and then precautions spoiled other sports throughout the fall. Although many athletics schedules shrank or disappeared in 2020, Sturgeon Bay High School (SBHS) has greatly expanded one of its programs: downhill skiing. Henry relished the challenge of trying a […]

  • Fincantieri, City Agree to Beautify Stretch of Third Avenue

    The City of Sturgeon Bay and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding have signed a memo of understanding that outlines expectations for a beautification plan along the shipbuilder’s property from 325 N. 3rd Ave. to Iowa Street. The city required Fincantieri to spruce up the area as part of the improvements the company is making to its waterfront […]

  • Don’t Miss Fire & Ice Festivities Feb. 12-13

    The annual Fire & Ice weekend will kick off Feb. 12 with the Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe at Crossroads at Big Creek, 6-8 pm.  Then on Feb. 13, join or watch the 16th annual Fire & Ice ice-carving competition in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Between 9 am and 2 pm, individual carvers and carving teams of […]

  • Little Lake Restoration Project Remains Stalled: Donations needed for dredging phase

    The wait continues for the second phase of the Little Lake cleanup project in Sturgeon Bay’s Sunset Park. Meanwhile, Lake Michigan’s high water levels have seeped in during the past two years, deepening the normally shallow water body and helping to mitigate water-quality issues. “I’ve heard over the years, ‘The solution to pollution is dilution,’” […]

  • Public Meetings on West Side School Redevelopment Coming Up

    As Door County finalizes the grant application that would contribute $1.4 million to develop the West Side School into an apartment building, the City of Sturgeon Bay is preparing for the required review process. The Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission will hold a public hearing and meeting Jan. 20 on granting the conditional use permit that […]

  • Gun Store, Shooting Range Planned in Sturgeon Bay

    Plans for a new gun store and shooting range doing business as Virlee Gunworks in the former Save A Buck building on Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay were revealed last month. The city’s Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board considered whether to grant a certificate of appropriateness for some minor facade improvements the […]

  • Music 2020 Changes Wind Ensemble’s Tune: Musicians, Teachers Rise to Technical, Timing Challenges

    COVID-19 restrictions meant some sour notes for high school band programs, but students are still finding ways to make beautiful music from the new arrangements. Marching-band activities vanished at Sturgeon Bay High School because of social-distancing requirements. In addition, marching in changing patterns would have caused contact-tracing issues each time the musicians crossed paths, said […]

  • Server of the Week: Kate Utzinger

    Correction: In a previous issue, this piece was attributed to Kick Ash Coffee in Ellison Bay. Kate is the owner of Kick Coffee in Sturgeon Bay. The temperatures are dropping, and this year has been tough, But we’re always still looking for that hot caffeinated stuff. Kate Utzinger has done all she can to keep […]

  • Toast to the New Year with TAP

    Third Avenue Playhouse will host a live, virtual program Dec. 31, 7 pm, at thirdavenueplayhouse.com. New Year’s Eve: Year in Review will feature Bob Boles and James Valcq, co-artistic directors; Amy Frank, managing director; and board member Jeremy Popelka as they look back at the events of 2020 and raise a toast to the new […]

  • West Side School Project Revived

    The rehabilitation of Sturgeon Bay’s West Side School into housing units is back on the drawing board. The project was halted in July when the developer, Northpointe Development Corporation in Oshkosh, did not receive housing tax credits from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) that would have enabled the developer to provide rents […]

  • DCMM to Close Jan. 11-12

    The Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) in Sturgeon Bay will be closed to the public Jan. 11-12 to allow museum staff to complete some building-maintenance projects. Regular winter hours (daily, 10 am – 4 pm, January – April) will resume Jan. 13. The Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower will open to the public in May.  

  • Third Avenue Playhouse offers online reading “The Gift of the Magi”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will offer an online reading of the classic O. Henry story “The Gift of the Magi,” adapted and directed by TAP co-Artistic Director James Valcq.  The cast will include Doug Mancheski and Lori Wier, and feature Kole Mallien as Jim O’Connor and Lanja Andriamihaja as Della. The program will also include […]

  • Golden Acupuncture Launches in Sturgeon Bay

    Golden Acupuncture has begun a practice at Door County Massage, 141 N. 4th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay, and seeks to provide acupuncture to the community through evidence-based practices and traditional theories. Golden Acupuncture specializes in digestive disorders, pain and injuries, menstrual issues and immune support through a form of medicine that is thousands of years old […]

  • Tornado Warning Sirens De-energized

    Warning sirens will no longer sound within the City of Sturgeon Bay to alert residents to seek indoor shelter when a tornado threatens. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to de-energize the six outdoor warning sirens that were strategically placed around the city for optimal coverage about 24 years ago. Sturgeon Bay […]

  • TAP Reads “Gifts of the Magi”

    Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) will offer an online reading of the classic O. Henry story “The Gifts of the Magi,” adapted and directed by TAP co-Artistic Director James Valcq.  The cast will include Doug Mancheski and Lori Wier, and feature Kole Mallien as Jim O’Connor and Lanja Andriamihaja as Della. The program will also include […]

  • Trails Open at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Crossroads at Big Creek (crossroadsatbigcreek.org), 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, is doing its part to stop the community spread of the coronavirus by offering only virtual programs or individualized outdoor experiences. Until further notice, the Crossroads buildings are closed, but the restrooms and trails are open all day, every day. Please wear a mask […]

  • TAP to Read #ENOUGH Plays To End Gun Violence Series

    The #ENOUGH nationwide reading is the culmination of a year-long theater-activism initiative that started with calls for submissions from teens to write 10-minute plays that address the issue of gun violence. It received 184 submissions from 23 states and three countries, and a panel of award-winning playwrights selected this year’s top seven plays. Third Avenue […]

  • Server of the Week: Kate Utzinger of Kick Coffee

    The temperatures are dropping, and this year has been tough, But we’re always still looking for that hot caffeinated stuff. Kate Utzinger has done all she can to keep her customers and staff safe, Inside and out of her great coffee place. Kicking off winter with a peppermint mocha feels so carefree, A great place […]

  • The Fighter: Christie Weber goes to the mat for historical icons

    It’s June 24, 2019, and the fog hangs thick over Sturgeon Bay as the Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator inches forward on its journey west across the Oregon Street Bridge. On the other side, waiting to greet the 119-year-old, 70-foot behemoth, is Christie Weber.  “Isn’t it beautiful?” she says in a tone that most people […]

  • New Fees, Increased Monitoring for Sturgeon Bay Compost Site

    For decades, City residents have been able to take their leaf, lawn, garden and brush waste to the city’s yard-waste collection site on Division Road at any time of the day or night. But for several years now, the city has struggled to manage rising operational costs and illegal dumping, including use by nonresidents. It’s […]