George K. Pinney County Park Dedication Sunday

• The Town of Jacksonport will hear in August if it received a grant from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program to help cover the cost of purchasing the property next to Lakeside Park.

“So we made an offer and it’s contingent on our getting approval on the grant money from the DNR,” said Elissa Taylor, Jacksonport Town Clerk.

Town residents voted in August 2012 to purchase the 2.79 acres of property, as long as the town can get grant money to cover half of the $766,800 cost of the property.

The town has already received $55,000 from the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program. Town officials are awaiting news from the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and plan to apply for a grant from the Raibrook Foundation, which funds programs that promote education, history and recreation.


• The dedication ceremony of the George K. Pinney County Park, formerly Olde Stone Quarry Park, is set for Sunday, July 28 at 1 pm. The park is being renamed in honor of former Door County Parks Director George Pinney, who passed away last year.

The George K. Pinney County Park was developed in 1996 as a boat launch destination, and reconstructed in 2006. It’s located four miles north of Sturgeon Bay on Bay Shore Drive.

To read more about the life of George Pinney, read the Peninsula Pulse story “In Memoriam: George Pinney,” in Volume 18, Issue 29 published on Oct. 5, 2012.


• The Door County YMCA is asking members to respond to a survey about extended facility hours. After surveying members about their level of satisfaction with the local facilities, YMCA leaders are considering adding hours to the facilities’ weekly schedules. To fill out the survey, go to


• The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring a local National Archery in the Schools program that teaches the fundamentals of archery. Two free five-day courses that will run over three weeks, July 23 to Aug. 8, will be offered by Conservation Warden Chris Kratcha, and each course is limited to 20 participants. The course will be held in the wrestling room of the Sturgeon Bay High School. Register by July 21 by calling Kratcha at 920.746.2871.


• Northeast Wisconsin Technical College will offer free basic computer classes this fall. Classes are scheduled Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 23 through Oct. 9, and Mondays, Oct. 14 through Nov. 18. Classes are held at NWTC in Luxemburg. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 920.845.5945, 866.845.5945 or go to