Category: Door County News

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.

  • Twice The Quilt And More Relocates

    Twice the Quilt & More in Sister Bay, announced its relocation to a new, more spacious location in uptown Sister Bay in Country Walk Shops, providing better parking for customers and a larger location to display more inventory.  Now in its third year, Twice the Quilt & More continues to grow its artisan team to […]


    Cumulative birds/birds, avg. birds, cumulative points/points A Division • Door County Custom Meats: 523, 104.6, 16.5 • Coyote Roadhouse: 491, 98.2, 12.5 • Doug’s Custom Welding: 568, 113.6, 24.5 • Casey’s BBQ: 518, 103.6, 20 • Anschutz Plumbing: 535, 107, 15.5 B Division • Generations 1: 511, 102.2, 21.5 • Generations 2: 514, 102.8, 22.5 • DC Sawmill: 520, 104, […]


    5:45 pm game time unless noted Friday, May 24 Egg Harbor @ Baileys Harbor Washington Island @ Ellison Bay Monday, May 27 – 2 pm (Memorial Day) Baileys Harbor @ Egg Harbor Sister Bay @ Washington Island Friday, May 31 Sister Bay @ Ellison Bay Washington Island @ Baileys Harbor Friday, June 7 Ellison Bay […]

  • PULSE OF TOURISM: It Starts with a Visit

    Destination Door County strives to create community value through various activities and channels. Our foundational activity of attracting visitors sets off a chain of economic benefits. This generates increased spending in local businesses such as hotels, restaurants, activities, shops, our arts community, historical and cultural sites and more, all of which boosts our local economy.  […]

  • Owners of Small Inns Unite for Regional Marketing

    Four Sturgeon Bay businesses join Midwest Association An association and website will soon expand the marketing reach of four bed and breakfast businesses or small inns in Door County. To gain visibility from, eventually, up to 13 states, the Wisconsin Bed & Breakfast Association has transformed into the Midwest Association of Independent Inns (MWInns). White […]

  • Roen Salvage Celebrates 75 Years on the Lake

    On May 25, 1949, Charles Asher and Hilda Roen Asher established Roen Salvage Co., with the assistance of Hilda’s father, Captain John Roen. Seventy-five years later the company remains in the family’s hands.  By 1959 Charles and Hilda had become the sole owners and had diversified the company into heavy marine construction. In 1985 their […]

  • Ceremonial Start to Gibraltar Construction Project

    Ceremonial dirt was thrown on Monday in anticipation of some real dirt being moved as the $29.8-million referendum project gets underway at Gibraltar Area School District in a couple of weeks. School district officials, as well as general contractor CG Schmidt and architects from Plunkett Raysich Architects, participated in the May 20 groundbreaking ceremony to […]

  • Marina Dredging, Park Fence Spending Approved

    The Baileys Harbor Town Board on May 8 accepted a donation of $20,000 for plantings including trees for the new park next to the marina on the former Nelson’s property. However, the board also approved having a fence erected for not more than $20,000 at the south edge of the parkland to provide some privacy […]

  • Free Boat Safety Checks May Through July

    The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and Door County Sail and Power Squadron have announced dates for complimentary vessel safety checks. The first is set for 11 am – 3 pm, May 23 at the West Marine parking lot, 1449 Green Bay Road (Hwy 42-57) in Sturgeon Bay. Other dates include June 1 at Quarterdeck & […]

  • Memorial Day Observances

    Memorial Day, May 27 this year, marks a three-day weekend that many use to celebrate the start of summer.  The true meaning of this holiday is a day of national awareness and reverence, honoring those Americans who died while defending our Nation and its values. Organizations across Door County mark this day by placing flags […]

  • 10-unit Duplex Project Proposed in Sturgeon Bay

    A planned unit development (PUD) for a project with five duplexes estimated to add $3.5 million to the value of a 1.47-acre lot along North 15th Drive was recommended last week by Sturgeon Bay’s Plan Commission. Paul Shefchik of PJLS said he intends to market the 10 units to seniors, with each unit being sold […]

  • What Left Port: The “Stewart J. Cort”: the First 1,000-footer on the Great Lakes

    by the DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM Tom Wenstadt, contributor The merchant vessel (M/V) Stewart J. Cort left the Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding yard May 15 around 5 pm. The vessel headed out of Sturgeon Bay, then up the Bay of Green Bay, through Rock Island passage on its way to Superior for its first load of […]

  • County Now Collecting All Property Tax Payments for Nasewaupee

    People who own land in Nasewaupee will no longer make full or first installment property tax payments to the town treasurer. That’s because the Nasewaupee Town Board decided May 16 to contract for that service with the Door County Treasurer’s Office starting with the 2024 property tax bills that will be mailed out in December […]

  • Paying Respects Through Research

    Retired teacher plans to donate database of local veterans’ graves to county museum Jim Adams has done his part to make sure U.S. flags find their way onto veterans’ graves in Door County each Memorial Day. The retired Sevastopol High School history teacher started cataloging the names of all veterans in Bayside Cemetery along Bayshore […]

  • Baileys Harbor Proclaims June As Open Door Pride Month

    The Baileys Harbor Town Board last week unanimously approved a proclamation of June as Open Door Pride Month. In the proclamation, Town Board Chair David Eliot emphasized that “the Town of Baileys Harbor accepts and welcomes people of diverse backgrounds and believes a diverse population leads to a more vibrant community; and the town endeavors […]

  • Sevastopol Board Sees Drawings for Third Gymnasium

    A new gymnasium to rectify scheduling problems and meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements should not be the No. 1 priority for the Sevastopol School District for the November 2024 election cycle, said school board president Lisa Bieri. On May 15, Bieri said this summer and early fall, it’s imperative to communicate with voters to […]

  • A Fresh Taste of Italy Brought to Former Wickman House

    A new restaurant held a soft opening last week in the former Wickman House, bringing authentic Italian and Mediterranean-style recipes to the top of the Door peninsula in Ellison Bay. Osteria Tre Tassi will emphasize freshness and simplicity, pairing the appropriate cooking techniques with fewer and fresher ingredients – something someone could make at home, […]


    Week 4 Points, total Division 1 • Vanderleest Soil Testing: 5, 20.5 • Institute Saloon: 4, 16 • Door County Vet Clinic #2: 1, 14.5 • Howie’s Tackle: 6, 11.5 • Franda Excavating and Concrete: 2, 9.5 25: Jack Henry 24: Calvin Richard, Kevin Bley 23: Maddie Propsom, Jack Konop, Jordan Kablica, Jack Tong Division […]

  • Door County League: Veterans in the ‘Haba

    Needing some ballplayers to fill in for a few games at the start of the Door County League season, Baileys Harbor A’s manager Charlie Wood reached out to Tucker Emerson, who had retired a couple of years ago after a long career with Sister Bay. “I think he made a joke,’’ Emerson said, “about having […]

  • DCL Baseball: Bays Start Hot, Baileys Gets a “W”

    While you are out enjoying some great baseball this Memorial Day weekend, take the time to remember those who have died in service of our country. Without those who gave the ultimate sacrifice we may not be enjoying our Sundays in the fashion that we do now. Thank you to all who have served. The […]