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  • Fully Packed

    Thanks in no small part to the generosity of many in Door County, almost 2,000 schoolchildren in Afghanistan are heading to school with backpacks full of supplies and clothes. Special Forces Captain Patrick Flood, an Ephraim native, reported great success in his unit’s drive to provide essentials like socks, winter jackets, notebooks, pens and pencils […]

  • Gibraltar Recognized by U.S. News and World Report

    Gibraltar High School was one of six Wisconsin schools to receive silver medal recognition by U.S. News and World Report in the magazine’s rankings of the nation’s best high schools in a report released this month.

  • County Embarks on Visioning Session

    The Door County Board of Supervisors is seeking input from the community as it embarks on a strategic visioning plan. A public survey has been posted at http://www.

  • By the Numbers

    A look at the world in numbers.

  • Door County Libraries

    During the Great Depression of the thirties movie theaters did well while other businesses struggled. The profit shown by cinema box offices today comes as no surprise since our nation is in an economic recession with foreclosures, business failures, layoffs, and a rising unemployment rate. But less expected is the rise in usage of public […]

  • New Natural Step Sustainability Study Circles

    Sustain Door, Inc. a local not-for-profit organization which promotes the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of Door County is offering three free 8-week book discussion courses over the next several months.

  • The Heating Conundrum

    Long gone are the days when turning on the heat meant simply lighting a fire. Today’s consumers have more fuel options and delivery systems to choose from than ever before, and it’s easy to get lost in the torrent of information.

  • Great Lakes Hydrology 101

    A recent presentation at Crossroads at Big Creek by Dr. Eugene Stakhiv of the Institute for Water Resources and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers focused on the activities of the International Upper Great Lakes Study Group (IUGLSG).

  • A Change in the Air?

    A recent analysis predicts a 40 percent reduction in domestic air travel by 2025 due to high oil prices. Canadian transportation experts Richard Gilbert and Anthony Perl say the US might go from 400 major airports to 50, even with a 50 percent increase in fuel efficiency.

  • DCVH Hosts Marketing Meetings

    Back in May of 2008 the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB) held community meetings to unveil the results of a county-wide branding initiative with Believable Brands, a destination brand research firm.

  • Door County Business Briefs

    • This month marks the anniversary of Craig Bastian’s 30th year in Door County real estate. Craig began selling real estate in January 1979 for Ellis Realty Gallery of Homes in Sister Bay.

  • Gibraltar Boys Basketball Brings Home Holiday Trophy

    Gibraltar’s boys basketball team won the Lena Holiday Tournament for the second straight year Dec. 29 – 30. The Vikings defeated NEW Lutheran 51 – 38 in the championship game.

  • Six to Vie for Liberty Grove Chair

    Liberty Grove voters will have an unfamiliar problem this April – a glut of choices for town government. In most years local governments have to scrape and even beg just to get enough candidates to fill the ballot. But six candidates have turned in papers to run for the town chairman’s post in Liberty Grove […]

  • The Bulletin: What Happened

    • Baileys Harbor has a new Web site. Town Clerk Doug Smith has been working hard to design the page, and residents can now go to to get meeting schedules, minutes, agendas and more. The site remains under construction, and Smith will be adding more information. • The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced […]

  • The Bulletin: Coming Up

    • Democrats take control of the Wisconsin Assembly for the first time since 1994. They’ll face a budget shortfall expected to reach $5.4 billion in 2011. Governor Jim Doyle’s budget will come out in early February. Doyle is floating the idea of upping the cigarette tax and re-enacting automatic gas tax increases. • The Sturgeon […]

  • Broomball Hits the Ice

    The Northern Door Broomball League kicked off play on a fabulous new surface in Sister Bay Wednesday night. The Teresa K. Hilander Community Ice Rink got a new concrete base this fall, making for great ice this season. The new boards are a great improvement as well. In the year’s first action, Blue Horse defeated […]

  • Great Lakes Holds Vast Energy Potential

    A report from the Michigan State University Land Policy Institute estimates that offshore wind power could generate 10 times the power the state generates from fossil fuel, or 321,000 megawatts.

  • Post-Oil Preparation

    A study by Common Current ranks the 50 largest US cities based on readiness for a post-cheap-oil world. 1. San Francisco 2. New York 3. Washington D.

  • Emerald Ash Borer Update

    Last August the Emerald Ash Borer was found in Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County near Newburg. This nuisance beetle has also been located near the state line in Illinois and has recently been found near Escanaba in Upper Michigan.

  • Alternative Energies Provide Lifesaving Communication

    In September of 2008, Cellcom built an alternative energy cell site located on Door County’s Chambers Island. Cellcom’s green cell site will provide increased cellular coverage and is currently enhancing radio coverage for the Door County fire radio system along the steep west coast of the Door Peninsula.