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  • Mullet Like Me

    “In 1959 journalist John Howard Griffin darkened his skin for an undercover experiment with racial tensions that would later be published as the book, Black Like Me.

  • Liberty Grove Breaks Ground

    The Town of Liberty Grove broke ground on its new town hall and shop project June 30. Town meetings will continue to be held at the Ellison Bay Women’s Club building near the beach until an expected completion date of late November.

  • Leave No Trace Camping

    When most people hear the words “leave no trace,” they don’t think of outdoor ethics. Thoughts of outrunning the government are more likely to come to mind; however, the phrase is increasingly applied to outdoor recreation, like camping.

  • Getting the Most (or Least?) From Your Toilet

    Toilets use more water than any other appliance or fixture in your home, totaling approximately 30 percent of residential water consumption.

  • Dredging Up an Issue

    When Lake Michigan water levels plummeted in 1999, a new sign of spring became familiar on Door County’s shores – the barges and shovels of dredging equipment used to dig channels to marinas and private piers.

  • Finishing Touches

    Crew from the independent movie, Feed the Fish, were back in Sister Bay June 29 to film some transition footage outside the old village hall across from Al Johnson’s.

  • Bay Shore Outdoor Bucks Economic Trends, Expands

    While the evening news seems to be filled with announcements of one business after another closing their doors, Door County seems to be withstanding the trend.

  • Ever Wonder…why are there two Egg Harbors?

    While the divide between the Village of Egg Harbor and Town of Egg Harbor may go unnoticed much of the time by those outside their boundaries, the split has garnered attention again as the village grapples with its marina issues.

  • Charlie’s Smokehouse – A Gills Rock Tradition

    Modernism brought us New and Improved, Bigger and Better. But family and history and tradition are best left unchanged. Charlie’s Smokehouse has been in business for more than 70 years, smoking fish the same way Roy Voight did in 1932.

  • BUSINESS BRIEFS

    • Community Clinic of Door County recently welcomed an additional accredited mental health therapist to their staff of volunteer professional providers.

  • Birds Park

    Bobby McCullough was a preschooler in 1954 when Birds Park came into his life, but he remembers very clearly driving north through Baileys Harbor in his family’s 1947 Buick, when his mother suddenly exclaimed, “Oh, my God, isn’t that wonderful!” The wonderful thing she’d sighted was a funny old concrete house, painted white and blue, […]

  • Ecotourism in Door County

    The mystique that Door County carries is difficult to define, but it gets inside you and doesn’t let go. It’s part winding, backcountry roads and haunting waters, part fieldstone rock walls and hazy morning light. Once people visit the county, like a boomerang, they return again and again, feeling that magical pull back to revisit […]

  • Door County’s Other Accents

    “How are you?” It’s the most common of questions, and usually doesn’t elicit much thought before a response. “I’m fine, thanks,” is the standard, no-thought response, whether true or not. But for the 400 or so international students who come to Door County to work in its kitchens, dining rooms, and shopping aisles each summer, […]

  • Short Shots

    Phil D’Amico scored two eagles in his one round of golf on June 13 – holes 4 and 18.

  • Upcoming Golf Events

    June 27:
    Center Pointe Marina Outing, Cherry Hills
    920.743.4222
    Go for Golf, Maxwelton Braes
    920.839.2321
    Spike Birmingham Memorial Outing, Idlewild
    920.

  • Golf Outing Outcomes

    DC Tavern League at Idlewild
    Twenty-five teams turned out in this fun, four-person scramble. This event supports the Door County Tavern League and the Safe Ride Program.

  • Making the Turn

    First Two-Time Winner in Horseshoe Bay Member / Guest

    Horseshoe Bay member James “J.J.” Johnson of Sister Bay and his guest Stu Sickles captured the first repeat victory of the Men’s Member/Guest Invitational at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club on Saturday, June 20.

  • Farewell to the Father of the Norzwich

    The Father of the Norzwich, Gerald Norz, died June 8 at age 78. For 30 years he was a fixture, along with his wife Ann, in the aisles and behind the deli counter at the Fish Creek General Store.

  • 28th Annual Dairy Breakfast

    When 4,000 people show up for breakfast, it’s not just a meal; it’s an event.
    Now in its 28th year, the Dairy Breakfast, sponsored by the Sevastopol High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) alumni, serves anywhere from 3,500 to 4,400 people.

  • Sustainable Pulse Profile

    A car can get you from point A to point B, but a bike can do that, and more. With gas prices factored down to zero and metabolism rates at an all time high, bikes prove to be the most efficient way to travel for some.