Area: Sturgeon Bay

  • Give the Gift of Mobility

    This holiday season, give the gift of mobility by purchasing tickets for Door County Connect (formerly called ADRC bus/van service) and Door 2 Door Rides.  “If someone needs transportation, tickets can really make a difference for them,” said Pam Busch, transportation manager for Door County’s Transportation Department.  So far this year, Door County Connect has […]

  • Booyah Sale Dec. 3 at ReStore

    Volunteers from the Belgian Heritage Center and Door County Habitat for Humanity will host a booyah sale Dec. 3, 12-5 pm, at the ReStore, 410 N. 14th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. Advance orders are not required, but they’re strongly encouraged. To order ahead, call 920.743.2869, ext. 104. Sales of booyah – $10 per quart or […]

  • DCMC Offers COVID-19 Boosters

    Anyone aged 18 or older who has completed the primary series of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago may receive a Moderna booster – the only booster that Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is administrating at this time. The Moderna and Pfizer boosters are interchangeable.  Anyone who had one Janssen (Johnson […]

  • Wild Ones: Editing a Meadow

    Old fields, derelict orchards, abandoned pastures. So many properties in Door County are no longer used for growing food, but fortunately for all of us, many landowners have opted to forgo extensive turf-grass plantings and have instead let their land go a bit wild. We tend to believe that before European settlement, Door County was […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Lola

    Lola ( is a beautiful bunny who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This two-and-a-half-year-old darling is hoping to hop her way into your heart this holiday season.  Lola is happiest being the only rabbit in her home because she wants all the carrots and attention for herself. If […]

  • City Writing Fence Regulations

    Robert Frost famously decided in his poem “Mending Wall” that good fences make good neighbors. Though that may be true, the City of Sturgeon Bay wants a little more work done before it spells out its version of a good fence in an ordinance. The issue arose from the city’s Community Protection and Services Committee, […]

  • Fundraising Match Doubles Granary Giving

    Jim Janning of Sturgeon Bay approached the podium during a Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting last month and told the alders that he and his wife, Donna, built a house in Sturgeon Bay in 2000 after coming to Door County for one weekend. “We came here as adults and immediately fell in love with it,” […]

  • Join Blood Drive at Sonny’s, Dec. 10

    Sonny’s Pizzeria in Sturgeon Bay is hosting a blood drive on Dec. 10, 11 am – 5 pm, for the Community Blood Center (CBC) which is currently experiencing a shortage of all blood types.  To schedule your donation, visit After logging in, click ‘Donate Now’ and use sponsor code OT123. You can also call 800.280.4102 […]

  • COVID-19 Booster, Kid’s Vaccine Updates

    COVID-19 vaccination clinics for kids age 5-11 continue this week. One Wednesday and Friday Door County Public Health is offering a clinic for second doses at the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Sturgeon Bay. Those are available by appointment from 3-6 pm Wednesday and 4-6 pm Friday. On Thursday Public Health will offer a […]

  • Lights, Decorations Abound in Sturgeon Bay

    Holiday lights are twinkling throughout Sturgeon Bay since the annual Christmas by the Bay holiday parade helped to kick off the city’s celebrations Nov. 20 with a total of 27 festive float entries. The award for the Best Nonprofit Entry went to Sunrise Elementary School; DC Automotive earned the Best Business Entry; and the Jingle […]

  • Start Your December at Crossroads at Big Creek

    Join in the learning and fun at Crossroads at Big Creek this weekend. The Junior Nature Club will meet Dec. 3, 10 am, to explore the solar system during a planet walk that’s free and open to the public. Meet on the porch of the Collins Learning Center. Space exploration will continue Dec. 4, 2 […]

  • A Blissful Transformation: Marketplace breathes new life into downtown

    A centerpiece of old downtown Sturgeon Bay sat empty for two years, leaving the city scrambling to find a tenant who was willing to take on the former Younkers building at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Louisiana Street. It turned out that city administrators didn’t have to look very far to find a perfect […]

  • Michigan Street Bridge Closures Dec. 6-10

    The Michigan Street Bridge will be getting work done in the coming weeks. A vehicle strike damaged overhead structures leading to the bridge and on the lift span of the bridge in October this of this year. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said the repairs are needed to preserve the long-term life of the bridge […]

  • More than 375 Served at Community Thanksgivng Meal

    The 42nd Community Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church provided more than 375 meals Nov. 25. “We thank the 50-plus volunteers who worked so hard throughout the week to organize, prepare, cook, peel, carve, deliver, and clean up,” wrote coordinators Duane and Leslie Youngsteadt. “An effort of this magnitude requires teamwork, […]

  • Christmas by the Bay Parade
  • Mary Fischer

    Lawrence/Fischer Market’s Long History in Sturgeon Bay

    During the summer of 1876, William B. Lawrence opened his meat market on Cedar Street at what is now 120 N. 3rd Ave., the current location of Wilkins & Olander. (Street names were changed during WWII.) There were already two grocery stores, a blacksmith shop and a saloon on the dirt road. By 1889, the […]

  • Unwrapping Sturgeon Bay
  • Philip J. Schmitz

    Schmitz Earns Insurance-Industry Recognition

    The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors has recognized Philip J. Schmitz of Schmitz Insurance in Sturgeon Bay with a certificate of achievement for his professional leadership, advanced knowledge and 40 consecutive years of successfully maintaining the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.  The CIC designation – from the premier continuing-education program for insurance professionals – requires an annual […]

  • Popelka, Trenchard Speak at Museum of Wisconsin Art

    Jeremy Popelka and Stephanie Trenchard will be featured in an Artist Talk at the Museum of Wisconsin Art ( in West Bend on Nov. 27, 2 pm. They’ll discuss their bodies of work and Door County’s glass-art community.

  • Within Things Presents Evening of Strange History

    Within Things Curiosity Shop will present “Folklore: An Evening of Strange History and Odd Stories” on Dec. 5, 4:30 pm. During the mid-19th century, William Thoms coined the term “folklore” to describe the verbal tradition of sharing myths, legends and otherwise unexplainable phenomena. Within Things, 242 Michigan St., #B3, in Sturgeon Bay, will continue that […]