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  • The Evolution of a Local Paper

    Eleven years ago I was a high school junior sitting in the little hole of a pizza delivery joint my brother and I owned, waiting on the handful of calls we’d get while I knocked out a little homework and watched a lot of ESPN.

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  • Visuals Test Title

    This is a sample editorial piece to be used with the tutorial when practicing with Linear Publishing. The item includes “quote” marks to see the effect when added to the Internet.

  • Visuals Test Title

    This is a sample editorial piece to be used with the tutorial when practicing with Linear Publishing. The item includes “quote” marks to see the effect when added to the Internet.

  • 2007 – A Year of Bold Approaches

    I worry a lot about this peninsula I call home. Yes, I realize I’m prone to cynicism (hence, I write news). I probably overreact and sometimes too readily expect the worst and find the dark inside the silver lining of too many issues.

  • Gibraltar Notes

    Town of Gibraltar News and Notes Blossomburg Cemetery To Be Expanded Gibraltar Town Board Chairman Merrell Runquist said the town will be expanding Blossomberg Cemetary in Peninsula State Park after a perpetual easement for additional land was approved by Governor Jim Doyle.

  • Sister Bay Sports Complex to get Nearly $1 Million in Upgrades

    Long-awaited improvements to the Sister Bay Sports Complex will come to fruition next year thanks to a large financial commitment to various projects made by the village last month.

  • Pamida Celebrates Grand Opening in Sister Bay

    Northern Door County welcomed Pamida back to the peninsula this month. Though the Sister Bay store (located in the former Krist’s Food building on Bayshore Drive at the south end of the village) had been open for business since November 12, the official ribbon-cutting, Grand Opening Ceremonies were held at 8 am on Saturday November 17.

  • County Budget Increase Irks Some Board Members

    When the Door County Board of Supervisors approved the 2008 budget Nov. 5, supervisor Hugh Mulliken, who represents the Towns of Gibraltar, Baileys Harbor and Liberty Grove on the board, said he was “astounded.

  • For Edwards, a Relationship That Never Quite Fit

    Do you have a 4-year-old in your house who can explain elliptical orbits? Were you surprised to hear that your 7-year-old thinks Apollo Astronaut Bob Lovell is a really cool guy? Do your teenagers fight to get a look at the Mir through the family telescope?

  • Land of Midnight Sun Comes to Light in Door County: Scandinavian traditions in the Door

    Scandinavians staying in Door County have been known to experience a more friendly type of “Stockholm Syndrome” whereby the affected travels thousands of miles to feel as if he never left home. Case-in-point is recent Swedish immigrant Helene Ingsten-Anderson, owner of Flora Special Occasion Flowers in Sister Bay, who sees glimpses of her homeland at […]

  • Speeding Off to “Virtual Work” on the Information Highway

    Every morning Jana Raines of Baileys Harbor finishes her morning coffee and a chat with her husband and leaves for work – in Somerset, New Jersey, 1,047 miles away. It takes only seconds as she sits at her desk, just off the living room, turns on her computer and logs onto the company’s website with […]

  • Door County’s Old Ski Hills: Warm Memories of Cold Winter Fun

    Many Door County locals experience a wave of nostalgia every time they drive past Little Sweden on Highway 42 between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. A quick glance in the direction of those rolling hills brings back fond memories of a crackling fireplace, knit caps, seeing your breath in the cold air, lace-up boots and […]

  • “Handshake and Trust”: Washington Island and the Cultivation of Island Wheat Beer

    “People love the story of the beer,” Kirby Nelson says simply. “They love the fact that the ingredients are close to home, and that it’s made by a Wisconsin brewery.” For people who are in love with the way Door County “used to be,” it certainly doesn’t get better than Washington Island. The island, located […]

  • Peninsula State Park: A Portrait of What Door County Used to Be

    “Let the State of Wisconsin give to its children this vast playground, where the old, and tired, and worn may grow young in spirit and rested in body, nursed by the purity of Nature’s medicine, and where the young may romp and their bodies grow strong among the wonders of scenic beauty.” – Assemblyman Thomas […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Race Aims To Boost Early May Tourism

    Another distance event has been added to the Door County running calendar for 2008. Organizers are planning the first Door County Half Marathon for May 3 of next year, an event they hope will enhance the peninsula’s reputation as an active destination while boosting an otherwise slow spring weekend for the tourism-dependent community.

  • Red Putter Pro Tournament Brings Intensity to Ephraim

    “We’ve got to bring the title back to Sister Bay,” was the refrain running through the crowd at the 5th annual Red Putter Pro Tournament. The contingent of area competitors didn’t seem to care who won, just so long as the trophy came back to Northern Door.

  • Under the Newborn Stars: American Folklore Theatre

    “In our little corner of the woods, those ominous rumblings about the Death of American Musical Theatre are drowned out by the footfalls of 50,000 loyal fans strolling down the path in Fish Creek’s Peninsula State Park each year to laugh and cry with our merry players under the newborn stars.” – Fred Alley, AFT […]

  • Treading Lightly: Can Door County maintain its character while attracting more visitors?

    It’s a dilemma every tourism destination must confront at some point and one Door County is grappling with now. You need to attract visitors to drive your economy, to provide the economic lifeblood that allows you to live in a place you love. But those visitors and the growth that accompanies them are eroding much […]