• “Celebrating Uniqueness” is Theme of Next FOG Project

    Friends of Gibraltar’s (FOG’s) theme, Celebrating Uniqueness, is aiming to give students in seventh and eighth grades an opportunity to use literature, writing and art to explore what it means in their lives to be accepted and accept others for who they are. FOG projects are based in experience so students started this project by […]

  • Women’s Fund Announces 2015 Fall Grant Award Winners

    The Women’s Fund of Door County is pleased to announce the 2015 Fall Grant award. The Women’s Fund of Door County awards grants twice annually to support and enrich the lives of women and girls in our community. The following organizations received grants: Boys and Girls Club of Door County for Girls STEM equipment; Door […]

  • Wisconsin Awarded Two Grants to Encourage Healthy Habits among Students

    Wisconsin is one of 10 states to be awarded two federal grants aimed at helping students learn healthy habits and training local school nutrition staff. The first of the two grants, the 2015 Team Nutrition Training Grant ($301,429), will provide technical assistance to schools in the school breakfast and lunch programs and encourage new and […]

  • Door County Boys & Girls Club Takes Part in “Lights On After School”

    The Boys & Girls Club of Door County is participating in the “Lights On After School” event on Oct. 22. Launched in October 2000, Lights On Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. On Oct. 22, 4 – 6 pm, the […]

  • Peninsula Preschool Teacher Quoted in New Book

    Leslie Leline, teacher at Peninsula Preschool in Ephraim, was quoted in a newly released book about kindness, Beyond Nice: 149 Ideas to Nurture Kindness in Young Children by Stuart Stotts. It is a book for teachers and parents about giving children the tools to understand and exhibit kindness. At Peninsula Preschool, Leline teaches children to […]

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    Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators Meet at WREA Convention

    Members of the local Door-Kewaunee Retired Educators association co-hosted the 64th annual convention of the Wisconsin Retired Educators Association (WREA) held at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc on Sept. 29-30. The convention featured the theme “Light the Way with WREA,” and area representatives attending included Jesse Harness, Ellen Mathu, Kathy Frisk, Yvonne Harness and Charlie […]

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    Southern Door Friends of Education Awards Go to Therma-Tron-X and Dave Murphy

    The Southern Door Friends of Education Awards were established to recognize those individuals or groups for their support of public schools, not only financially, but for their personal involvement as well. Earlier this fall the district honored an individual and a group who have made significant contributions in their service to improve education. Recipient of […]

  • Wen’s Days in October at Yum Yum Tree

    Wen’s Days began the first week of October at the Yum Yum Tree in Baileys Harbor. One-half of all proceeds on Wednesdays in October will go toward Wen’s tuition at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Xiaowen Niu was a J1 (foreign) worker at the Yum Yum Tree in 2014. She dreamed of a career in […]

  • Sturgeon Bay High Schoolers Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program

    Two Sturgeon Bay High School students recently earned national recognition. Paige Frystak has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this talented senior. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation […]

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    Sevastopol Middle and High School Named National Blue Ribbon School

    The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan named Sevastopol Middle and High School as a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School. Sevastopol was recognized in the category of an Exemplary High Performing School as measured by state assessments or nationally normed tests. The school is one of 335 public and private schools nationwide to receive the […]

  • Literacy Door County to Offer One-on-One Tutoring

    Literacy Door County has recently formed and will offer individual tutoring in speaking, reading and writing English, basic math and will tutor individuals acquiring U.S. Citizenship. Services will be available to anyone in Door County who wants to improve his or her skills for job placement or advancement, helping with their children’s homework or to […]

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    The Little Congregation That Could: Zion Lutheran School Celebrates 40 Years

    On a recent September school day, a beautiful and mysterious-sounding music of tone chimes emanated from the Upper Room of 5th through 8th grade students, while down at the far end of the hall, the kindergartners were singing with enough gusto to be easily heard in the hallway. It’s just another day at Zion Lutheran […]

  • Registration Open for St. Norbert Workshops

    St. Norbert College Language Services will hold the following events in October for the general public: Norwegian Heritage workshop: Oct. 5, 6-8 pm, on the St. Norbert campus. For those planning to travel to Norway or simply interested in learning more about the country’s culture and heritage. The cost is $30 per person, $25 for […]

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    Southern Door SHIELD Program Receives Grant

    The Door County Community Foundation has awarded the Southern Door School District a Sustainability Grant from the Education Fund. This grant provides financial support for the SHIELD program, a district-wide educational program that stands for Students Helping, Involving, Educating, Leading & Deterring. The SHIELD program is a component of a county-wide initiative called Project 180, […]

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    Learn Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal History at Historical Society Program

    During the Door County Historical Society’s Sept. 27 program at Heritage Village at Big Creek, Captain Bob Desh will explore the creation of the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. The Ship Canal was an 18-year long and arduous process beginning with a Wisconsin charter in 1864, the first dirt scooped in 1872, the meeting of Sturgeon […]

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    To the Batcave!: First Public Tours of Horseshoe Bay Cave A Success

      Millions of years of evolution took place between cave-dwelling Troglodytes and the 21st century human being, but some modern humans just can’t wait to get back into a cave. When the Door County Parks Department announced it was giving tours of county-owned Horseshoe Bay Cave on Sept. 19 in one-hour slots from 9 am […]

  • Hardy Raffles Bonnie Paruch Painting to Benefit Preschoolers

    Peninsula Preschool announces a new partnership with The Hardy Gallery, one that benefits not only the thriving artistic community of Door County but also the lives of preschool children. This fall, Peninsula Preschool and the Hardy Gallery are selling raffle tickets to win an original painting by well-known Door County artist Bonnie Paruch through the […]

  • Learn CPR at Sister Bay Fire Station

    The Sister Bay & Liberty Grove Fire Department will offer classes to educate the community in the proper method of using an AED and performing CPR. All classes are being offered at the Sister Bay Fire Station on Mill Road. The CPR/AED class on Oct. 29 from 6 to 10 pm will teach infant, child […]

  • Lynn Ohnesorge Graduates from Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute

    Lynn Ohnesorge, clerk/treasurer, for the Village of Egg Harbor, was among the 111 officials who graduated from the 2015 Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute held July 12-17. This training institute is one of the largest programs in the United States and is recognized nationally and internationally. The institute is designed to advance the professional […]

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    Ramble Thru The Ridges on Sept. 26

    Ramble Thru The Ridges returns for a second year on Sept. 26 at 9 am. Surrounded by the early fall beauty of The Ridges, the event begins with a special presentation on birds of prey by REGI (Raptor Education Group, Inc). This year, educators from the Antigo-based bird rehabilitation organization will feature six Avian Ambassadors, […]