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  • Blackburns Bay Farm Grand Opening Aug. 16 & 17

    Blackburns Bay Farm – “where people and animals help one another” – will hold its grand opening Aug. 16, 2-7 pm; and Aug. 17, 8 am – 12:30 pm. The farm is a place where caregivers can experience respite while connecting, relaxing and rejuvenating because animal-assisted activities have shown many positive results. The farm’s staff has […]

  • Maple Grove Motel Under New Ownership

    Now under new ownership, Northern Door’s historic Maple Grove Motel – on Highway 42 at the tip of the peninsula, just before the “winding road” to the Northport ferry dock – will remain nostalgic but also undergo some changes: Wi-Fi, Roku and a new coffee bar and pavilion are being added and will support many new amenities […]

  • Jacksonport Celebrates Its Sesquicentennial

    Good neighbors, good food and music, and a great fireworks display – some say the best they’ve seen on the peninsula – were all part of Jacksonport’s celebration of 150 years as a town on Aug. 10. Photos by Len Villano.

  • Sturgeon Bay Chef to Appear on Food Network

    Emilie Rose Bishop will appear on Guy Fieri’s Guy’s Grocery Games on Aug. 28, 8 pm, on the Food Network.  Bishop recently moved from Chicago to Sturgeon Bay to join the Union Supper Pub as its executive chef/partner – a move that takes her full circle because she began her culinary career as a dishwasher when […]

  • More Delays for Eagle Tower: New bids still $1 million over budget

    The odds of anyone climbing to the top of a new Eagle Tower anytime soon are getting slimmer.  A second round of bids for the project came in $1 million over budget, leaving the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) scrambling to find additional funds to make up the gap.  When the DNR deconstructed the […]

  • Garlic Mustard Management at Bjorklunden

    Lawrence University has received a $500 sustainability grant from the Door County Community Foundation to assist with managing the invasive garlic mustard plant on the Björklunden campus – a 441-acre estate on the Lake Michigan shore south of Baileys Harbor that serves as a satellite campus for the Appleton liberal arts college. The grant is courtesy […]

  • Cheers! A Confusion of Coconut

    A friend who lives in Florida gifted me with a can of Big Rod Coconut Ale, a blonde ale from the Miami Brewing Co. It pours with a persistent, white head that leaves sheafs of lacing with each sip. There’s no coconut aroma that I can discern, but there is a rich, toasted-coconut flavor to […]

  • Register Now for Flag Football League

    Registration for the PFL (Peninsula Football League) Door County Flag Football League is now open. Players must be 18 or older. The season runs Sept. 22 to Nov. 3. Games are played on Sundays at either 1 or 4 pm at Sturgeon Bay High School. The cost of $40 per person includes an official team […]

  • Door to Nature: Is it Really Queen Anne’s Lace?

    The county roadsides are now abloom with the tall, white, umbrella-like flowers of Queen Anne’s lace. This plant – in the parsley family – has been around for many years and is considered a weed. It was about 32 years ago when my late husband, Roy, and I discovered huge fields of a very similar flower blooming […]

  • Egg Harbor Claims Second Straight County League Title

    The Door County League Baseball championship trophy is staying put: Egg Harbor won its second straight regular-season title Aug. 4 with a 4-2 victory over Kolberg.  Cody Giesseman led the way for Egg Harbor with three hits and a home run. Nick Posh added three hits of his own, and Joe Sawyer had two as […]

  • State News: Lawmakers Divided on Gun-Law Reform

    Wisconsin lawmakers and activists are clashing this week over potential changes to state gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas over the weekend. The killings have spurred renewed conversation about the role of state regulations in curbing gun violence, with state Democrats largely pushing for new restrictions while Republicans […]

  • Michael Thomas Joins Coldwell Banker

    Michael Thomas has joined Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group’s Door County team, bringing more than 40 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate sales in Arizona, where he still holds a broker’s license. He will work out of the Sister Bay office, specializing in the Northern Door market.  “[Michael] is very well connected […]

  • Northern Door Volleyball League: July 31

    Standings As of July 31 Boathouse 31-3 Husby’s 31-5  PC Junction 27-6      Blue Horse 23-12 Maxwell’s House 18-17 Roots Inn & Kitchen 16-20 Door County Brewing 7-29 Nicolet Beach 2-29 Camp David 1-32 July 31 Results PC Junction 2, Husby’s 1 Roots Inn 2, Door County Brewing 1 Blue Horse 3, Nicolet Beach 0 Door […]

  • Municipal Meetings: Aug. 11-15

    DOOR COUNTY City of Sturgeon Bay: Aug. 13 – Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee, 4 pm. County of Door: Aug. 12 – Highway & Airport Committee, 9 am; Public Safety Committee, 11 am. Aug. 13 – Human Services Board, 9 am; Board of Adjustment, 6:30 pm. Aug. 14 – Facilities & Parks Committee, 9 am. Aug.15 […]

  • News Bulletin: Selvick Marine to Become Sarter Marine Towing

    WHAT HAPPENED • Don Sarter – a longtime Selvick Marine employee and co-owner with Sharon and Susan Selvick since 2014 – purchased the company from the Selvick twins last month with his wife, Julie. “Nothing will change,” Sarter said. “Same customers, same people. Except for the company name. It will soon become Sarter Marine Towing. That’s in […]

  • kindgoods Sets Records

    kindgoods’ Be the Change initiative – in which the Sister Bay store selects a different charitable cause or nonprofit organization each month to support by donating a portion of its proceeds – has grown this year, with two record-setting months in a row.  Since May, kindgoods has donated more than $700 to organizations such as Every […]

  • Now’s the Time to Look for the Raspberry Cane Borer

    by Annie Deutsch, Door County Extension Agriculture Educator Phenology is the study of the cyclical or seasonal nature of animals and plants. This seasonality allows us to predict quite well when an insect will be doing what, and thus, when we might find damage.  Some damage that’s apparent right now is from the raspberry cane […]

  • Wild Ones’ Pop-Up Hike

    See native-plant pollinator gardens at their beautiful summer peak in both residential and field settings during the Door Peninsula Wild Ones’ August pop-up hike Aug. 11, 1:30 pm. Learn how the gardens were created and which plants work well, and see how well they fit in with the neighborhood. This easy hike will begin at […]

  • Community Praised for Support of Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center

    “This is exactly what we wanted,” Jelaine Horton said after the Aug. 1 dedication of the new skilled nursing and hospice center named for her and her husband, Pete. “We live in the best community.” The idea for a new facility came from the Hortons, along with $2 million to kick-start the campaign. The inspiration […]

  • Forestville Women’s Modified-Pitch Softball League: July 31

    July 31 Results S&R Truck Center 6 Tippy Canoe 5 • WP: Megan Hawkey  • Heather Dart 3 hits, Abby Hanmann 2 hits Clark’s Bar 8 Chasers 5 • WP: Tammy Getzlaff • Heather Haese 3 hits, Rachel Schmidt 2 hits, Amy Gigstead 2 hits, Caliegh Blasier triple  Alberts Plastering 2 Bullpen 0 WP: Megan […]