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  • Bellin Health Offering Drive-Up Flu Shot Clinic Sept. 26

    Bellin Health will kick off its fall flu shot clinic offerings with a drive-up event from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 26 at Bellin Health Sturgeon Bay, 311 N. 3rd Ave. Patients and non-patients who would like to schedule a flu shot are asked to call (920) 743-0255 to schedule, or sign up for a time via […]

  • Thrills on Third Is Back!

    Thrills on Third is back, and new this year will be the Sturgeon Bay Spooky Scavenger Hunt! Pick up a scavenger hunt map at the Destination Sturgeon Bay welcome center beginning Oct. 5, and return it to the center no later than Nov. 6 for a chance to win a Destination Sturgeon Bay gift certificate.  […]

  • Nelson Shopping Center Celebrates 75 Years, Three Generations

    Three generations of owners have preserved Nelson Shopping Center through 75 years of family service that the store’s current owners are celebrating this year. Gordy Nelson founded Nelson Shopping Center as a True Value affiliate in Baileys Harbor in 1945. A few years later, his wife, Phyllis, joined him, and together they ran it while […]

  • Schools, Child Care Centers Navigating COVID Challenges

    Sevastopol and Sturgeon Bay schools have both switched multiple classrooms to remote learning after teachers or students tested positive for COVID-19.  Both started the school year offering in-person classes. On the afternoon of Sept. 21, Sturgeon Bay announced that a high school student had tested positive. Four grades have had to move temporarily to virtual […]

  • COVID Cases Increasingly Impact Business Operations

    Cases are mild, but testing delays caused by strained resources put business owners in a bind

  • Evers Extends Mask Order to Nov. 21

    Gov. Tony Evers extended the state’s mandatory masking order Tuesday through Nov. 21. Evers declared a new health emergency in Wisconsin because of a recent surge in cases among young people. “We continue to learn more about this virus, but what we do know is that we are facing a new and dangerous phase of […]

  • VIDEO: Music for Plants

    This week on the Door County Pulse: Can you yoga and draw at the same time? Do your plants like the music you listen to? And we take a look at this weeks featured hike. All that and more on this week’s Door County Pulse.

  • PODCAST: The Ridges and Land Trust Begin Partnership Talks

    This week on the podcast Andrew and Myles discuss preliminary partnership talks between the Ridges Sanctuary and the Door County Land Trust, and an affordable housing project begins to take shape in Liberty Grove. After the break, COVID-19 numbers continue to increase in September, with Door County reaching it’s highest active case count this week.

  • Hayes Resigns from City Council

    The current alderman in District 2, David Hayes, has resigned his position effective Sept. 30. The vacancy will be filled by a vote of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council, Oct. 20. Those interested in filling the seat are asked to send a brief statement about their background and interest in serving. Applicants must be at […]

  • Hospital Thanks Volunteers

    Since the end of May, Door County Medical Center Auxiliary members have volunteered more than 1,000 hours in the hospital as door monitors: those who ask people entering the hospital whether they have any COVID-19 symptoms, and ask them to sanitize to their hands and wear a free mask if they aren’t already. Volunteers also […]

  • Electronics Recycling in Baileys Harbor

    Immanuel Lutheran Church is hosting an electronics-recycling fundraiser Sept. 19, 9 am – 1 pm. Most items are free to recycle, but some larger items have a fee. The event will be held at the Baileys Harbor Fire Department, 2404 Park St., rain or shine.

  • DC Freeze Cryotherapy Opens

    In the 1992 movie Forever Young, Mel Gibson plays a pilot who’s frozen during a cryogenics test in 1939 and reawakened in 1992. You won’t be able to get that kind of service in the building recently constructed south of Egg Harbor at 6452 Hwy 42, although it, too, uses very low temperatures to affect […]

  • Housing Market Hot Through Pandemic

    Chances are, the extra traffic you’re seeing around the county isn’t all courtesy of tourists. Door County real estate brokers say they’ve seen a surge in home sales during the summer. “The market has been absolutely on fire,” said Craig Bastian, a real estate broker with Kellstrom-Ray Agency in Sister Bay.  Kevin Nordahl, a broker […]

  • Southern Door to Dedicate Facilities Project Sept. 19

    The Southern Door County School District will host a virtual dedication ceremony to celebrate the completion of facilities projects. Join the livestream Sept. 19, 9 am, to hear from district leaders and construction partners and to watch a video showcasing the new spaces.  In November 2018, residents supported a $6,270,000 referendum to invest in the […]

  • Porter Reflects On 40 Years With Sturgeon Bay Police Department

    Arleigh Porter, police chief of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, will reach only 64 years in November. That may be younger than many when they retire, but it’s getting up there for a police chief with 40 years on the job, he said. His last day will be Oct. 2. “You can retire with a […]

  • Blowout: Inside America’s Energy Gamble

    Join the nonpartisan Climate Change Coalition of Door County (climatechangedoorcounty.com) for an outdoor screening of the compelling documentary Blowout: Inside America’s Energy Gamble on Sept. 25, 7 pm, in the back parking lot of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1756 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay. The screening is free, but donations will be gratefully accepted […]

  • More Ways to Connect to Nature: Teach by Example

    Major environmental restoration project will show the way to restore degraded properties Like thousands of national and state parks, federal and private preserves, and nature centers throughout the United States, Crossroads at Big Creek will be celebrating National Public Lands Day on Sept. 26. The Crossroads festivities will take place at The Cove Preserve, 817 […]

  • New Police Chief Expected to Be Selected Friday

    The second and third in command at the Sturgeon Bay Police Department are vying for the job that Chief of Police Arleigh Porter will leave behind when he retires Oct. 2. Captain Dan Brinkman and Lieutenant Investigator Clint Henry have both applied for the position. The Sturgeon Bay Police and Fire Commission (SBPFC), which hires […]

  • Kitchens, Jensen in Candidate Forum Sept. 19

    Wisconsin Assembly District 1 incumbent Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) and Democratic challenger Kim Delorit Jensen will answer questions about current issues in the state and district during an online candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Door County (LWVDC) on Sept. 19. Assembly District 1 includes Door and Kewaunee counties and part […]

  • Long-term Plans Prompt Liberty Grove’s Land Purchase

    The Town of Liberty Grove has voted to purchase 5.1 acres of land adjacent to the town hall on Old Stage Road from owner Steve Carmody for $39,900.   Town Chair John Lowry said the parcel makes sense for multiple items in the town’s long-term plans. The town now owns nearly 50 acres surrounding the town […]