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Door County news from the pages of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living, the peninsula’s trusted, local sources for information about Door County, Wisconsin.

  • Provide Input for The Ridges’ Master Plan

    The Ridges Sanctuary is hosting a summit Aug. 5-6 to discuss its master plan for the next 20 years. Ridges staff and board members, as well as representatives from its design team, SmithGroup and PROS Consulting, will attend. An open house is planned at ​​The Ridges Sanctuary, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor, for Aug. […]

  • Music and Art at Angela Lensch Gallery

    Fine artist and musician Bobbie Blackburn will be at the Angela Lensch Gallery on Aug. 11 for the debut of her peace, moon and dream catchers, whose frames she creates from branches or recycled tomato cages. She then adds fabric and braids them with leather, hemp, jute, linen and/or cotton twine, and she crowns them […]

  • YMCA Hosts Youth Duathlon Aug. 6

    The Door County YMCA will be host its youth duathlon Saturday, Aug. 6 at its Sturgeon Bay campus. The event is open to children age 5- 18. Registration is open now and also available onsite Saturday from 6:45 – 7:30 am. The event begins at 8 am. Entry is $25 per person, and the top […]

  • DCL BASEBALL: Silent Bats

    A big, fat zero. Most of the scoreboard operators could have taken the day off Sunday because three of the losing teams were shut out. It takes a lot to go right for this to happen. Good pitching, great defense and untimely hitting told the story in three of the games. In fact, in one […]

  • Governor, Attorney General Sue Companies Over PFAS Contamination

    Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul have announced that they’ve filed a lawsuit against three Wisconsin manufacturers and 15 other defendants for “wrongful, deceptive and tortious conduct” that has led directly to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination of Wisconsin’s water, property and natural resources. The complaint, authorized by Evers and filed […]

  • Coast Guard Person of the Year, Mariner Awards Dinner 2022

    An award presentation and dinner honoring all nominees for the Mariner Awards and the Sturgeon Bay Area Coast Guard Person of the Year will be held Aug. 9.  Hosted by the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Committee and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, the Mariner Awards – one for a living recipient and a […]

  • Mark Barker, the Ship Named After Him and Craftsmanship at Bay Shipbuilding

    Mark W. Barker and some of his family members dedicated their lives to the maritime business, and he hopes that the new ship bearing his name, built in Sturgeon Bay, will sail the Great Lakes for years after he’s gone. “My father, when we were designing and contracting to build the ship, decided he wanted […]

  • Psychiatric Telehealth Services Now Available

    Patients of Door County Medical Center (DCMC) can now receive behavioral health care closer to home through a partnership with Integrated Telehealth Partners (ITP), the telehealth division of Psychiatric Medical Care. This new partnership will include outpatient services for referrals made by DCMC staff and consultancy services for the DCMC emergency department. The new services […]

  • Gibraltar Collaborates to Offer New 4K Classes

    Gibraltar Area School District educators are preparing to offer public 4-year-old kindergarten (4K), making the district one of the last in the state to offer the program. But when 4K classes start Sept. 6, Gibraltar certainly will not be starting from scratch. New Gibraltar Elementary Principal Lauren Ward has taught older children, but she earned […]

  • New Program Targets Conditions that Cause Child Abuse, Neglect

    About eight years ago, local school districts began reporting concerns about children entering pre-K who were not prepared to learn because of social and emotional challenges. “We were also seeing every year, for the past number of years, a sharp increase in child-abuse and neglect referrals,” said Cori McFarlane, deputy director of Door County Health […]

  • Fire Station Equipment Appraised in Nasewaupee as Town Considers Possible Split From SDFD

    The Town of Nasewaupee has received the appraisal it requested of the Southern Door Fire Department (SDFD) equipment housed in the north fire station in the town – a step that could lead to Nasewaupee splitting from the SDFD and forming its own fire department. Nasewaupee town chair Steve Sullivan reported during the town board’s […]

  • Around the Door

  • Seasonal RV Park Not Recommended by Gardner Plan Commission

    A proposal to locate a seasonal RV park in the 3400 block of County CC, where a mobile-home park used to be located, was unanimously recommended for denial Monday by the Gardner Plan Commission. Neighbors of the proposed Goetz RV Park were among those filling the Gardner Town Hall to voice their opposition to the […]

  • Gardner Plan Commission Recommends Adopting County Zoning

    Gardner’s Plan Commission unanimously recommended Monday that the town adopt Door County’s zoning, rather than have the town enact its own zoning code. The commission’s recommendation, which will be considered for final approval Aug. 10 by the Gardner Town Board, comes on the heels of the town updating its comprehensive plan earlier this year. Plan […]

  • Help Stop Vandalism in Door County Parks

    The Door County Parks Department is asking for assistance from the public in its effort to stop the vandalism that’s been happening in county park restrooms. Since the beginning of July, there have been multiple acts of vandalism involving fecal matter in the restrooms, and additional security measures have been installed in response.  The county […]

  • Take the Community Needs Assessment

    The Door County Public Health department has had a more visible presence in the community during the past couple of years as it has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Door County, a little more than 75% of those who are eligible for the vaccine have received the first full series, and many have received […]

  • Bomb Threat Cleared at NWTC

    No suspicious packages or explosives were discovered after a bomb threat came in July 21 for the Sturgeon Bay campus of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). The Sturgeon Bay Police Department gave the all-clear after the campus at 229 N. 14th Ave. was shut down for about five hours. Emergency-services officials were dispatched to the […]

  • Park Removes Deteriorating Memorial Pole, Sparking Questions About Its History

    “What the Door County Historical Society, the state historical society, and the Wisconsin Conservation Commission say may someday be forgotten. But may our acts and our deeds be an incentive to those who came after us to show their devotion to their worthy fellows.” — C.E. Boughten, a newspaper editor from Sheboygan who admired Kahquados […]

  • Ephraim Tables Decision on Housing Development

    The Ephraim Planning Commission tabled a decision on a 22-unit, single-family housing proposal for 15 acres behind the Spa at Sacred Grounds. Though a final decision won’t be made until August, the commissioners indicated they plan to deny the request from Chris Schmelz and Keith Garot for a conditional-use permit (CUP) for additional density on […]

  • Governor, AG Sue Over PFAS Contamination

    Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul have announced that they’ve filed a lawsuit against three Wisconsin manufacturers and 15 other defendants for “wrongful, deceptive and tortious conduct” that has led directly to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination of Wisconsin’s water, property and natural resources. The complaint, authorized by Evers and filed […]