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  • Lithuania: An Old Land, a Young Nation

    Part 2 of 2 Lithuania has been immersed in the great experiment that is democracy for just 16 years, or roughly since Brett Favre was busy washing out as a backup quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons.

  • Rudderless No More: Visitor Bureau Names Jack Moneypenny New Director

    The Door County Visitor Bureau has chosen a new leader. Jack Moneypenny, formerly Vice President of Sales for VISIT Milwaukee, the city’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, will take over for interim director Jerry Zaug Oct.

  • A Foreign Perspective on Door County

    Part 1 of 2. In my previous life as a restaurant and bar owner, a man from Hungary named Chungor arrived early in the mornings to clean for me. I would stumble in tired, and all-too-often hung-over, at about 8:30 each morning as he was mopping up spilled beer, chew spit, and the occasional puddle of vomit off the floor.

  • Rebounding: Bringing Tourism Market Back Requires More than Marketing

    The week of July 4th was a nostalgic one for many Door County business owners, but not for the obvious reasons many associate with Independence Day. Instead, the extended holiday week (the 4th fell on a Wednesday) brought traffic to levels many had forgotten were once routine throughout the peninsula.

  • A Century on the Shore: Harbor Fish Market and Schram’s Dance Hall

    The Harbor Fish Market and Grille in Baileys Harbor opened just 10 years ago, but the building the restaurant calls home, which stands in much the same form as the day it was built, will be celebrating it 100th anniversary this September.

  • Orchard Country Receives Awards

    The Mid-American Wine Competition honors the finest wines from 14 midwestern states. During the July competition, more that 640 wines were evaluated by 14 judges whose expertise embraces all aspects of wine production and consumption.

  • Rich Offers Counseling Services

    Beginning on September 16, the Rev. Barbara Rich will offer her services providing marriage and family counseling to individuals, couples and families in Door County.

  • Sister Bay Trading to Make Donation to Altrusa

    On Saturday, August 23 Sister Bay Trading Company, a fine furnishings and award-winning interior design studio, will be donating 10 percent from all retail sales for the day to the Altrusa Club of Door County.

  • PMI to Present Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival 2010

    PMI will stage the Baylake Bank Tall Ship Festival on August 13 – 15, 2010 in downtown Green Bay. After a successful 2006 tall ship festival in Green Bay in which PMI was the event operator, PMI will be sole event organizer and operator in 2010, working in partnership with the City of Green Bay and Baylake Bank.

  • Changes at DCEDC

    The Door County Business Development Center (DCBDC), the small business incubator operated and managed by the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC), welcomes a new/old client, Chapman Technical Services, to the facility, while saying goodbye to Phoenix Drafting, which has relocated.

  • Free Counseling for New and Existing Businesses

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) and the UW-Green Bay Small Business Development Center will be offering free, one-on-one business counseling sessions on Thursday, September 4, 9 am – 5 pm, for any new or existing business owners in Door County.

  • Raymond James Receives Nod

    Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF) ranked highest in investor satisfaction according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study.

  • Children’s Story Time at Sister Bay Trading Company

    On July 29, 17 young guests from Northern Door Child Care Center cozied up for story time while enjoying fresh baked cookies at Sister Bay Trading Company.

  • New Yoga Teacher at The Spa

    In need of a shift in your life? Looking for less stress? Searching for balance? Yoga has recently become widely popularized as a form of exercise with monumental benefits.

  • First Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in the County

    The Wellness Center of Door County is proud to announce the addition of the county’s first Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner to their staff. Beginning September 3, 2008 Sandy Schumacher MSN, WHNP-BC will join Nurse Practitioner, Michele Geiger-Bronsky MSN, FNP-BC in seeing patients at their Sturgeon Bay office.

  • New Project Manager for Door County Nature Works Design Gallery

    Door County Nature Works Design Gallery (Flooring and Countertop division) has named Amy Gulseth, A.D.I.D., new Project Manager. Gulseth brings with her over 19 years experience in the kitchen and bath industry and has experience with both residential and commercial projects.

  • New Business Strives to Become Door County’s Premier Dog Kennel

    On June 23, 2008, Birchwood Kennels, located at 6552 Emerald Drive in Sturgeon Bay, opened its doors to new canine friends. Tanya Weber, owner of the new kennel, has made sure that her business has the highest quality of care available for each of its four-legged guests, saying, “It is my personal goal to become the county’s premier dog kennel.

  • Peninsula State Park Superintendent Honored

    Peninsula State Park Superintendent Tom Blackwood has been named a 2008 Northeast Region Employee of the Year from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resourcs.

  • Door Peninsula Winery Receives Nods

    A slew of Door Peninsula Winery creations have been honored of late, and all of these award-winning wines are available at the old schoolhouse tasting room in Door County.

  • Bunda Joins Celeste Wegman Interiors

    Stephanie Bunda of Sister Bay has recently joined the staff of Celeste Wegman Interiors, Ephraim, as a senior design associate. Bunda is a seasoned Door County interior designer and decorator with more than 10 years experience.