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Peninsula Pulse June 17-24, 2022

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  • Gibraltar School District Education Notes: Sensitivity Training, Cyber Danger, School Bus Fuel Savings and Summer Building Efforts

    Recognizing that many children have endured some sort of trauma – and some are coping with severe types of trauma – the Gibraltar Area School Board this month endorsed sensitivity training for all school employees. “This will be school-wide,” said Lisa Wing, district director of learning, with everyone from teachers to bus drivers to support staff […]

  • Instructor Rescues Student Art in Pioneer Legacy Collection

    Sevastopol art teacher Klayton Kindt set out on a mission two years ago to rescue student artwork. In 1995, the Sevastopol School District started keeping one piece of artwork each year from one graduating senior, then displayed or kept the pieces in the old multipurpose room. “When the building was going to be demolished, every […]

  • Sturgeon Bay YMCA Granted Parking Variance for Building Addition

    The Door County YMCA’s Sturgeon Bay facility will not need to add more parking on-site – as could be required in the city code – for its planned 16,300-square-foot addition to expand health, wellness, activity and administrative spaces on the building’s northeast side. The Sturgeon Bay Zoning Board of Appeals approved a variance June 14 on […]

  • Finding a Contractor Isn’t Easy – No Matter Who You Are

    The City of Sturgeon Bay has nudged Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding to beautify the edge of its property this year, but it’s giving the owners some leeway in that design and timeline. The idea of dressing up the shipyard along 3rd Avenue “goes back quite a few years,” with encouragement from the former Sturgeon Bay Visitor […]

  • ‘We All Stepped Up’ – and Now, Public Health Director Sue Powers Steps out

    How people intend to spend their retirement years is a personal thing, and by the time you read this, Sue Powers will be on her way to doing her version of it. Powers was the Door County Public Health officer/manager during an unprecedented time in public health. Her category of professionals was accustomed to going […]

  • Meeting to Watch: Gibraltar Taking Up Utility Fee

    The Town of Gibraltar has been looking at adopting a transportation utility fee that would be charged to property owners and businesses to help fund road improvements such as surfaces, curb and gutter, sidewalks, lighting and stormwater management.  The town called a special meeting for Thursday, June 23, at 7pm at the Gibraltar Town Center […]

  • Butch’s Bar Prepares to Reopen in Former Nautical Inn

    Tom Alberts, owner and president of Great Lakes Business Group in Sturgeon Bay, has announced that the sale of the former Nautical Inn at 234 Kentucky St. to Clarence G. Cumber Jr. closed last week. The building will soon become the new location of Butch’s Bar.  The previous Butch’s Bar, located at the southeast corner […]

  • Fire Department Needs Minimum Water Level on Forestville Millpond

    One of the issues swirling around the water level of the Forestville Millpond is getting water from it in the event of a fire. Forestville village president Terry McNulty said that a water level of at least three feet needs to be in the millpond to ensure that the Southern Door Fire Department’s dry hydrant […]

  • JJ’s Last Call: Era Ends with Sale of Sister Bay Restaurant

    Last Tuesday, JJ’s La Puerta filled with familiar faces.  The cohorts were there one last time – Bruce, David and Jeanne, Rhonda, Dave and Timmer. There was the next generation of restaurateurs inspired by the JJ’s dream filtering in as well. Chad, Travis, Randy, James, Mike, Paula.  And there were those of us who just […]

  • Anschutz Sworn in as New Postmaster in Egg Harbor

    Those with a 54209 zip code have already grown accustomed to seeing Tom Anschutz – with his trademark positive disposition and helpfulness to all comers – behind the counter of the Egg Harbor post office. That’s because he was installed as postmaster on Jan. 15 and has been overseeing the daily operations for months now […]

  • Nasewaupee Discusses Regulating Short-term Rentals

    Getting homeowners who rent out their property for less than a month to comply with the short-term-rental (STR) regulations that are now in effect in Nasewaupee was the main topic of discussion during last week’s town board meeting. Nasewaupee clerk Jill Lau said the town’s property owners who are found to be out of compliance […]

  • Agreements Approved for Apartment Projects Near Target

    Development agreements for two apartment projects planned near the Sturgeon Bay Target store were recommended last week by the City’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee for approval Tuesday by the Common Council. The development agreement includes $750,000 in financial assistance for Duquaine Development of Green Bay, which is proposing to construct 160 apartment units, with the […]

  • Attend Wine Fest for Free

    Volunteer pourers needed If you like to drink wine, have a good time and hang out with fun people who also like to drink wine and have a good time – all for free – Wine Fest could use your help. Volunteer to pour wine at Wine Fest on Saturday, June 25, 12-4 pm, and […]

  • UU GALLERY FEATURES PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN CROSS

    The UUFDC Gallery (uufdc.org), 10341 Water St. (Hwy 42) in Ephraim, is featuring experimental photography by Dan Cross as its June/July exhibit, Unveiling the Past: The Anasazi. Cross, an artist and gallery director; and his wife, Diane, opened Idea Gallery in 2017 at 6551 Cty T in West Jacksonport.  This body of work relates to […]

  • VENUS RISING POP-UP SALE AT BRILLIANT STRANGER

    Brilliant Stranger will welcome Lisa Larsen of Venus Rising Jewelry on June 17, 11 am – 4 pm, and June 18, 11 am – 3 pm, for a pop-up sale of her jewelry and accessories. She will also provide a bead-loom demonstration both days, 11 am – 1 pm. Larsen has been designing and creating jewelry […]

  • PAPER SEASCAPES AT ARTS GUILD GALLERY

    The Door County Arts Guild Gallery, 6709 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor, will host an open house and reception for Ann Perrizo on June 25, 1:30-4 pm. She’ll be exhibiting a collection of her dimensional handmade paper, and a hands-on project in handmade paper will be available for visitors. Perrizo is also exhibiting her series […]

  • WOODWALK’S MUSIC SCENE HEATS UP

    Music is returning this year to Woodwalk Gallery’s historical, open-air barn and gallery. Local favorite and nationally recognized performer Katie Dahl will play June 24, 7 pm, and Harmonious Wail – whose members loved performing so much last year that they’re returning – will share their talents July 15, 7 pm. The Bob Dylan tribute concert Buckets […]

  • GET TO KNOW THE WELL-KNOWN STRANGERS AT TPAC

    Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers (BAWKS) will take the stage June 25 at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center, 870 Main Road on Washington Island. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, and the show will start at 7:30 pm. BAWKS has been entertaining Midwest audiences with its cello-infused alternative pop/rock sound since 2015 and […]

  • EVENINGS IN EPHRAIM SERIES RETURNS JUNE 20

    The free Evenings in Ephraim summer concert series will begin June 20 with The Raddatz Family Eclectic performing in the Harborside Park gazebo. Take a chair or blanket on which to relax, enjoy the music and watch the sunset. The Evenings in Ephraim series (ephraim-doorcounty.com) features many local favorites, including Jeanne Kuhns and George Sawyn, […]

  • BIG BAND JAZZ, FAMILY FOLK UP NEXT AT DCA

    On June 22, 8 pm, the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band will return by popular demand to Door Community Auditorium (DCA). This band has held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years, creating music that exemplifies the Crescent City’s inimitable spirit and joie de vivre. Tickets are $55-$75. In its […]

  • TAP’S THE BOOK CLUB PLAY OPENING SOON

    Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) will begin rehearsals for its next production, The Book Club Play by Karen Zacarías. When a world-famous documentarian makes a book club the subject of his next film and the wine starts to flow, it’s not just the books that get discussed. Conversation strays from the literary to the personal, and […]

  • MIDSUMMER’S MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS 20TH-CENTURY COMPOSERS

    Midsummer’s Music will continue its 2022 concert season with an inspiring program of works by 20th-century English classical composers Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Ralph Vaughn Williams and Charles Villiers Stanford. Featured musicians include David Perry and Maynie Bradley, violin; Sally Chisholm and Allyson Fleck, viola; and James Waldo, cello. This program will be performed June 16, 7 […]

  • CROSSROADS FOCUSES ON TRAIL RUN, RESTORATION

    On June 18, Crossroads at Big Creek will hold its 13th annual Crossroads Trail Run and Walk with a restoration twist: All activities and lectures for the week following it will focus on restoring the land. The trail run will start at 8 am with 2K, 5K and 10K options, and it’s chip timed to […]

  • BITS & BITES: Awards, a New Wine Release and a Special Guest

    Door 44/Parallel 44 Announce New Wine, Awards Part of the Vintner’s Choice Club, Dazzle is the newest wine release from Door 44/Parallel 44 Vineyard & Winery in Sturgeon Bay and Kewaunee. This semi-sweet rosé blend is made from Marquette, Frontenac Gris and Louise Swenson grapes, which creates notes of cherry and apple blossoms.  This latest […]

  • Let’s Sip Together

    New coffeehouse opens in Ephraim The blue, purple and yellow shine brightly under the large, open windows in the front room of Sip, the new coffeehouse at 10326 Water St. (Hwy 42) in north Ephraim. Everything from the mermaid and pirate signs on the restroom doors, to the giant flower ball hanging from the main […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: An Uncommon Common Merganser

    Charlotte Lukes retrieved this story from Roy Lukes’ 2009 Peninsula Pulse files to honor the late Chick Peterson of Ephraim. June is usually the prime time for young birds to be leaving their nests. There are about 85 bird species in North America that use cavities – either holes in trees or human-made nest boxes […]

  • Peninsula Players’ Housing Capital Campaign and Lead Donor

    Peninsula Players Theatre is announcing the public launch of its capital campaign, Act II: Protecting the Past, Ensuring the Future. Through the campaign, the theater company plans to raise $3.5 million to build two new dormitories to replace the aged, insufficient structures in which company members currently reside. Peninsula Players has received a $500,000 lead […]

  • CULTURE CLUB

    Protecting the Past Helps to Make Room for the Future by AUDRA BAAKARI BOYLE, Business Manager, Peninsula Players Theatre Just as the swallows return to Capistrano each spring, a small army of artisans returns to Peninsula Players Theatre. After rebounding from the pandemic, I was so excited to once again greet a fully staffed team […]

  • MIKE AT THE MOVIES: Downton Abbey: A New Era Expands Universe of Popular Series

    by MIKE ORLOCK [email protected] Downton Abbey: A New Era (PG) begins with a wedding and ends with a funeral.  If you’re familiar with the hit show that aired on PBS from 2010 to 2015, or with the first movie in 2019 that continued the saga of Lord Grantham and his family and the many servants […]

  • Thanks, Dad!

    Celebrate Dad with local gifts and experiences Father’s Day is this Sunday, and if you’re still trying to figure out what to get for the guy who has it all, the answer may be closer than you realize.  Many distinctive gifts are available at the small businesses up and down the peninsula. From humorous baubles […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Door County Do’s and Don’ts

    After five years of living in Door County full time, I’ve had dozens of conversations with people who not only call it their happy place, but their home. Many conversations are about what they want our valued guests to know when they visit our home. With the goal of informing with a tongue in my […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Healthy Planet, Healthier People

    I often find myself wondering why more people, both in government and the general public, don’t find keeping our planet healthy to be a crucial priority or even something to worry about. Recently, I have come to conclude that part of the problem is many people’s choice not to view themselves as part of nature. […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Members of the Door County Community Support Equal Rights for LGBTQ+ People

    Fifty years ago, when a middle-aged Jewish school teacher from Queens, New York, learned her gay son was hospitalized because a city official had assaulted him, she decided right then that enough was enough.  She wrote a letter to her local newspaper supporting her child, championing his efforts on behalf of the movement for LGBTQ+ […]

  • Letter to the Editor: Proud to Call ‘Home’ a City That Proclaims June as Open Door Pride Month

    For six years, Open Door Pride has received a proclamation from the City of Sturgeon Bay proclaiming June as Open Door Pride Month.  I am writing with heartfelt appreciation to Mayor David Ward and the Common Council that your words and actions make a difference in the lives of the LGBTQIA+ community. Every clause of […]

  • Free Narcan Kits Available to Reverse Opioid Overdoses

    Door County is not immune to the opioid epidemic. In 2020, 1,227 Wisconsin residents died of an opioid-related overdose, and of those, 15 were reported in Door County, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health. To help prevent opioid-related overdoses, Door County Public Health is participating in the Wisconsin NARCAN Direct Program, which allows the […]

  • These Are Not the Venues You’re Looking For

    Alternative ways to hear live music this summer There are more ways to find live music than going to the typical bars and expected venues because it crops up around the peninsula even when it isn’t featured at center stage.  Ever since Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours started its sunset tours, for example, they’ve always […]

  • Summer Music Preview Bigger Than Ever

    Summer has finally arrived on the peninsula: The cherries have bloomed; the weather is starting to warm up; and the speed limit in Ephraim has been reduced to 25 mph. Now is the time to explore all the county has to offer: walks along wooded trails in a nature preserve, evenings watching sunsets, flicks at […]

  • Editor’s Note: Enabling Mobility: Dads and Bike Donations

    It’s cliché, but one of my favorite memories is the day my dad took the training wheels off my bike. The bike is blurry – banana seat, pink streamers hanging out of the handles – but I remember the exhilaration as if it were yesterday.  Once the training wheels were off, I was slightly afraid […]

  • Guest Column: Never Forgotten Honor Flight Was the ‘Trip of a Lifetime’

    And I was just there to welcome Russ by JOHN MIELKE, Special to the Peninsula Pulse It had been more than two years since my cousin Russ Schroeder, who now lives near Park Falls, Wisconsin, told me he would be part of a Never Forgotten Honor Flight. To be perfectly honest, I had forgotten. The […]

  • Tourism & the Visitor Economy: Working Together to Accomplish Common Goals

    by JULIE GILBERT, President/CEO, Destination Door County I am very excited to have the opportunity to write a monthly column for the Peninsula Pulse about tourism and our visitor economy. I look forward to providing insight about Destination Door County and what we’re doing as a community, shared-values organization that’s focusing on community outreach, sustainable […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Farmers Market Open

    The Sturgeon Bay farmers market made its debut June 4 at its new location under the new management of Destination Sturgeon Bay. It sets up on 3rd Avenue from Michigan Street to Oregon Street, and on Nebraska Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue. On June 7, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved Destination Sturgeon […]

  • Strategies for a Climate-Changed World

    The Climate Change Coalition of Door County is hosting a presentation on the effects of climate change by Bart De Stasio, a Lawrence University professor of biology, on June 24, 7 pm, at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay.  De Stasio will explain how the warming climate will bring more intense […]

  • Volunteers Make a Difference for 100+ Local Families

    by MARK TAYLOR, Special to the Peninsula Pulse The shocks of inflation, high gas prices and broken supply chains reverberate right into family kitchens – including some that are also feeling the end of the brief Child Tax Benefit.  Add these up, and it’s easy to see why not all of America’s children are getting enough […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Tater Tot

    Tater Tot is a special, 2-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus. This handsome kitty has glamorous, long, white whiskers, and although he is missing his left eye, that doesn’t stop him from living his best life! Like all cats at WHS, Tater Tot (wihumane.org/adopt/animal?id=49771072) is neutered, […]

  • Wild Things: ‘Asian’ Carp to Be Rebranded

    If people take the bait, more will hit the plate A little more than a year after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) quietly changed its designation for four species of Asian carp to “invasive carp,” the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will unveil a completely new name next week. After making the soft […]

  • DCMC Auxiliary Makes Changes to Angel Ball

    The Door County Medical Center (DCMC) Auxiliary will host its Angel Scholarship Gala on Oct. 22 at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay.  This new cocktail-casual event will replace the Angel Ball after 60 years and will be open to the public for the first time. Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns will provide […]

  • Memory-Screening Clinics at ADRC of the Lakeshore

    The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Lakeshore will be hosting free memory-screening clinics in Manitowoc and Kewaunee counties.  A memory screen is a wellness tool used to help identify possible changes in memory and cognition, whether they are reversible or irreversible dementia symptoms. The screen is not diagnostic, but it can help […]

  • Fundraising Opportunities at Lambeau Field

    Nonprofit volunteer groups such as church groups, college and high school athletic teams and organizations, booster clubs and volunteer fire departments are needed for postgame cleaning, recycling, seat rental and ticket scanning at Lambeau Field for the 2022 season.  Depending on group size and assignment, organizations can earn $300-$1,000 for helping with the various tasks […]

  • Bridge Games Return to Egg Harbor

    The Door County Bridge Club will resume June 28 for another season of duplicate bridge. Proof of vaccination is required to play. Sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), games will be held every Tuesday, 12:30 pm, through the end of September, at the Stella Maris Catholic Church in Egg Harbor.  Operated by ACBL-sanctioned […]

  • Kewaunee Residents, Get Your Well Tested

    The Kewaunee County Land and Water Conservation Department is again offering free well testing for private well owners as it continues its comprehensive study on groundwater quality in Kewaunee County.  The program is accepting up to 300 participants for testing on July 5. Participants will receive a copy of the results after testing. All results […]

  • ADRC of the Lakeshore Offers Farmers Market Vouchers

    The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of the Lakeshore’s farmers market vouchers are back for 2022. Starting June 20, eligible individuals may visit one of the outreach sites or office locations to pick up the vouchers. Senior vouchers – provided through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – allow seniors to purchase fresh, locally […]

  • Playaway Project Receives Grants

    The Altrusa Club of Door County has received two grants to help support its Literacy for the Visually Impaired project – specifically, the donation of 48 Playaway audiobooks to the Door County Library system. A $600 matching grant was received from the Bay View Lutheran Ruth Endowment Fund, and a $200 grant was received from Costco-Green […]

  • Nursing Students Provide Fluoride, Foot Care

    NWTC nursing students from the Sturgeon Bay campus – in conjunction with Door County Medical Center’s Dental Clinic and the Washington Island Community Health Program – provided free fluoride teeth varnishing for Washington Island children and adults, as well as foot care for adults last month. The Washington Island School coordinated fluoride permission slips and […]

  • Win a Piece of Ephraim History at Fyr Bal

    The Village of Ephraim is auctioning the iconic, wooden street signs to benefit the creation of a shorefront pad for the Fyr Bal bonfire. A silent auction will be held during Fyr Bal, June 18, 10 am – 7 pm. To bid, visit the Village of Ephraim booth, locate the desired bid sheet and place […]

  • Algoma’s Art Scene: A Not-So-Off-the-Beaten-Path Destination for Art Enthusiasts

    Algoma’s art and entertainment scene is fairly concentrated in a walkable area centered on Steele Street and the nearby waterfront, where Robert Ray Gallery, 520 Parkway St., is located in a handsome brick building. Christopher Baugniet and Dale Rustad opened it four years ago, and Baugniet, an artist himself, has run a gallery in Mishicot […]

  • In Memoriam: Artist Charles “Chick” Peterson

    April 5, 1927 – June 2, 2022A complete obituary is available at doorcountypulse.com/obituary-charles-lloyd-peterson. To celebrate Charles “Chick” L. Peterson’s 90th birthday in 2017, the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay mounted a retrospective exhibition of the Ephraim artist’s work: 40 paintings and sculptures covering more than seven decades. Peterson and Deborah Rosenthal, the museum’s curator […]

  • Ride-Day Essentials: Spring Classic takes to Door County roads June 18

    It’s a day of choose-your-own adventures when the Spring Classic takes to the roads Saturday, June 18. The 35th edition of the bike ride lets participants choose from four route distances – 25, 50, 62 or 100 miles – that weave through some of Northern Door’s most picturesque bike routes. Travel back roads; explore the […]

  • The Beer Fest Guide for People Who (Think They) Don’t Like Beer

    Local brewers’ top picks for those who are new to craft beer I’m not one to interject movie lines into a conversation very often – at least not with the same wit, timing and frequency as my husband – but there is one line I’ve been known to use, on a fairly regular basis, whenever […]

  • The Lore and Legend of Ephraim’s Fyr Bal Chieftain

    As dusk falls over Eagle Harbor on the evening of Fyr Bal – always scheduled close to the date of the summer solstice – all eyes turn toward the water. Then, out in the distance, it appears: a Viking ship, and on it, the new chieftain of Fyr Bal.In reality, it’s a pontoon boat transporting to […]

  • Fincantieri Offers Apprenticeship Program

    Fincantieri Marine Group has begun accepting applications for a new, paid Industrial Shipbuilding Apprenticeship program, which is designed to increase the quality and quantity of skilled technicians who are trained and equipped to succeed in the maritime manufacturing sector. Fincantieri will select its first group of apprentices in July, then open additional apprenticeship positions during […]

  • Granary Hires Project Manager

    The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society (SBHS) has hired Nicole Matson as project manager for the Door County Granary. She joins a team that’s working to convert the 1901 Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s West Waterfront into a public cultural center and agricultural museum. Matson will oversee fundraising, financial and contractual management, communications […]

  • Rural Setting Doesn’t Hamper Growth of Specialty Care at Door County Medical Center

    3,500 patients received specialty services in past 11 months  Rural America is a little bit older, a little bit poorer and a little bit sicker than its urban counterparts. These factors and decreasing populations cause many rural hospitals to struggle financially, according to the Rural Health Information Hub, an organization supported by the U.S. Department […]

  • Meet Children’s Book Author Pamela Cameron

    In 1914, the crew members of the lighthouse tender Hyacinth rescued a stray puppy from the Milwaukee River, and the puppy, named Sport, quickly became the beloved mascot of the ship. Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes by Pamela Cameron tells the dog’s story through beautiful illustrations and prose based on historical documents and […]

  • Chicago Playwright, Local Visual Artists Discuss Ekphrasis June 18

    Write On, Door County will present a free artist conversation June 18, 3 pm, at Popelka Trenchard Glass, 64 S. 2nd Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. It’s part of Write On’s 2022 Dick Scuglik Memorial Residency and Fellowship, which is presented annually to a writer who works in ekphrasis: writing inspired by visual art.  The winner […]

  • Starting from Scratch: Door Community Annex will rise on former restaurant site

    A bare lot is all that remains of the former Fish Creek Grill/Carlos Bandito’s Cantina building in Fish Creek across from Door Community Auditorium (DCA) following last week’s demolition. Now the scraped-clean site creates a base for the Phase II plans of DCA’s growth through its Annex project. During the weeks leading up to Boldt […]

  • Romance at Anderson Dock

    Local photographer Tad Dukehart stumbled upon this sweet, sunset proposal at Anderson Dock in Ephraim. (From left) Jake Kobiske and Carlie Rademacher of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, met as freshmen at UW-Platteville. Kobiske planned the trip hoping for good weather and a perfect evening in Ephraim. He got his wish – and she said yes! Read […]

  • Obituary: Sandra Lee (Paape) Hoffmann

    February 5, 1959 ~ June 9, 2022 Sandra Lee (Paape) Hoffmann lost her courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer on June 9, 2022. She was born February 5, 1959 to Lester and Elizabeth Paape in Algoma. She attended Algoma Public schools and graduated from Algoma High School in 1977. Sandy met Thomas Scott Hoffmann in […]

  • Door County Attracts Another Family of Educators

    When one Door County school district gained a new superintendent, a neighboring district also benefited from that recruitment. Sevastopol’s school board this month approved the employment of Emily Stousland for three years as a K-12 math interventionist, and the Gibraltar Area School District hired her husband, Brett, as its superintendent. “Things fell in place for […]

  • Conditions Backed for Building Apartments Near Target

    The Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission backed five conditions last week for constructing 96 apartment units between the Sturgeon Bay Target store and Duluth Avenue. Pre/3 of Brookfield wants to develop the 12.6-acre site where the new Tax Increment District #7 is located by constructing eight 12-unit buildings with attached garages. Because the property is zoned […]

  • Broadband Committee Planning Summit

    The voices clamoring for reliable, fast, affordable broadband service are not universal in Door County. A number of municipalities aren’t sure whether they want to plan for it, pay for it or even talk about it. “There are quite a few on the fence,” said Jessica Hatch, the county’s new broadband coordinator. “They don’t know […]

  • Plan Backed for Duplexes Near Big Hill Park

    A certified survey map (CSM) to construct four duplexes along the west side of North 9th Court – across from Big Hill Regency Apartments and immediately north of the water-storage facilities at Lawrence Big Hill Park – was backed last week by the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission. Marty Olejniczak, community development director, said the vacant 1.6-acre […]

  • Obituary: Jeffery Allen Vander Venter

    September 1, 1953 ~ June 10, 2022 Jeffery Allen Vander Venter was born in Washburn, Wisconsin to his proud parents, Vince and Shirley. He was a beautiful little boy who loved animals and being outside, roaming the woods and waters of Cornucopia, WI. He loved music, a passion and gift he carried his entire life. […]

  • Obituary: Steven J. Karnitz

    February 16, 1953 ~ June 10, 2022 Steven John Karnitz, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly on June 10, 2022.  He was born Feb. 16, 1953, to Elmer and Esther (Lardinois) Karnitz.  For many years, Steve worked as a finish carpenter for Palmer Johnson Yachts in Sturgeon Bay. The simplest pleasures in life brought great […]

  • Obituary: Dolores “Dee” Kay Larson

    July 11, 1941 ~ June 1, 2022 Dolores “Dee” Kay Larson, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, died peacefully Wednesday evening, June 2, 2022 at Cherry Cove Assisted Living in Sturgeon Bay. No public services will be held. Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay, WI are caring for Dee and […]

  • Attend Wine Fest for Free

    Volunteer pourers needed If you like to drink wine, have a good time and hang out with fun people — all for free — Wine Fest could use your help. Volunteer to pour wine at Wine Fest on Saturday, June 25 from 12-4 pm and you’ll get into Wine Fest for free.This year’s event will […]

  • ARDC Expands Senior Dining Sites

    Through its recently expanded elder nutrition program, the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County offers seniors more meal options than ever. Those older than 60 can now enjoy a hot meal at – or take one home from – one of five dining sites in the county: Baileys Harbor, Liberty Grove, Brussels, Washington Island […]

  • Nautical Inn to Become Butch’s Bar II

    The site at the southeast corner of 3rd Avenue and Nebraska Street where Butch’s Bar once stood – before being destroyed by fire in Feburary and subsequently torn down – is now a vacant lot covered with gravel. Plans for its successor establishment do not call for rebuilding at that site, however. Tom Alberts, a […]

  • Obituary: Nancy J. Cegelski

    April 6, 1933 ~ February 20, 2022 Nancy J. Cegelski, 88, Wausau, formerly of Green Bay and Sister Bay, died Sunday, February 20, 2022 at The Bay at Colonial Manor, Wausau. She was born April 6, 1933 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Harold and Isabel (Davis) DeLarwell.  Throughout her life, Nancy worked as an owner/operator of […]