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  • Water-related Issues Keep Rising in Egg Harbor

    Egg Harbor’s effort to rebuild its public beach to manage storm water runoff and mitigate E. coli contamination has hit a snag. A design error has left a large portion of storm water still running down the bluff and into the bay without running through one of the new biofilters.

  • Nov. 25 – Dec. 11

    • Sturgeon Bay Mayor Tom Voegele announced that he will not run for another term. Voegele will finish his first term as mayor, which began when he won the election in April of 2007.

  • Dec. 11 – 23

    • Sturgeon Bay’s West Side Food Co-op is hosting a meeting to discuss its future Dec. 16. The meeting will be at the Sturgeon Bay library from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and will focus on membership and how to fulfill member needs.

  • Local Company Meets BUYcott Standards

    Trillium Organics, a company based out of Sturgeon Bay, was recently added to a list of brands that the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) will “BUYcott.

  • Rosendale Dairy Seeks to Become State’s Largest

    Rosendale Dairy’s plan to double the size of its operation has sparked controversy in Fond du Lac County and around the state. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources held a public hearing Dec.

  • The Repair Manifesto

    The guys at Platform21, a design platform aiming to positively influence the relationship between user and product, have produced the Repair Manifesto in hopes of urging consumers to leave behind the throw-away culture and get back to fixing things.

  • Green Quote

    “Cheap food is killing the heartland. It’s killing rural America…there needs to be a radical rethinking of how we grow food in America.” Maria J. Kefalas, co-author of Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America, in an interview on the National Public Radio program “Radio Times”

  • Green Facts

    4 Percent increase in the number of farms in the United States from 2002 to 2007. Most of the new farms are small farms. 30 Percent increase in the number of women working in farming over that same period.

  • Native Landscaping Presentation Highlights Holiday Gathering

    The public is invited to join the Door County Invasive Species Team (DCIST) for a presentation on native landscaping, followed by a bit of holiday cheer and camaraderie after a busy year of stewardship, on Monday, Dec.

  • For Dec. 11 – 23

    • For the first time in English Inn history, the restaurant will be open on Christmas Day. Owners Randy and Lisa Daubner welcome guests for the first time to celebrate Christmas with their English Inn family.

  • Cop-op for Artists

    Kelly Avenson may not have a long history in Door County, but the young photographer has already recognized the need for the peninsula’s artists to work together and support each other rather than compete.

  • The Christmas Bird Count

    A statement used in advertising in the past, “You’ve come a long way, baby!” could apply very appropriately to the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) which has become so popular throughout this continent over the past 109 years.

  • DC Performing Arts Venues Struggling, But Not Suffering

    Deeper notches are being cut into the belts of Door County’s performing arts venues as their directors prepare for another financially uncertain 2010 season.

  • Save and Continue

    Andrew Phillips is a senior at Gibraltar High School and serves as News Editor and Chief Photographer of The Viking Voice, the Gibraltar student newspaper.

  • UW Cross Country Team Kicked Off Title Season in Peninsula State Park

    In November the University of Wisconsin Cross Country team finished 7th in the NCAA Championships in Terre Haute, IN, completing another stellar season that began on the trails of Peninsula State Park in August.

  • Forum Addresses Alcohol Problem

    The Door County League of Women Voters sponsored a public forum at Sturgeon Bay High School on Nov. 18 to address urgent issues related to alcohol and other drug abuse.

  • Egg Harbor Rescinds Mooring Permits

    The Egg Harbor Village Board terminated its agreement with Peninsula Shores Condominium Association that allowed nine boat moorings to the south of the public marina at a special meeting Monday morning, Nov. 30.

  • November 25 – December 11

    • The Baileys Harbor Town Clerk’s Office will be closed through Nov 29. Those who need assistance can call Town Supervisor Barbara Anschutz at 920.493.

  • November 13 – 25

    • The new pavilion and concession stand for the Sister Bay baseball field is near completion. Located at the Sister Bay Sports Complex, the pavilion will provide shelter for events and be used for Door County League Baseball games.

  • Thanksgiving

    In honor of those that came before us, the Thanksgiving holiday asks that we stop and remember where we have been and those that helped us get here. I moved to northern Ellison Bay in September of 1995, arriving just in time for fall.