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  • A Tragic Chinese New Year for Many

    This was not how Mrs. Yang and her family planned to spend the Chinese New Year. On a day when they expected to be in her hometown of Changsha, the capital of Hunan some 300 miles to the north, the Yangs were instead trapped in a mass of nearly 500,000 people waiting to board any sort of transportation out of the southern city of Guangzhou.

  • By the Numbers

    168 Million dollars, the amount raised by the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and Help Hospitalized Veterans from 2004 – 2006 25 Percent of that $168 million that went to help veterans 125 Million dollars, the amount that went to fund-raising, administrative expenses, salaries, and perks, including $1.5 million in salary, bonuses and pension contributions […]

  • Sister Bay, Egg Harbor Move Ahead on Waterfront Projects

    News and Notes for Sister Bay and Egg Harbor

  • Sturgeon Bay’s Egg Harbor Road a reflection of city’s vision, governing style

    When Tom Voegele ran for mayor of Sturgeon Bay his first priority was to open up city government to the people. In January he took a step toward his goal when the city hosted its first of what Voegele hopes will be regular town hall meetings.

  • Bies Not the Retiring Type

    Squelching rumors to the contrary, 1st Assembly District Representative Garey Bies (R – Sister Bay) says he is not planning to retire when his current term expires.

  • Door County Roads A Little Salty

    While highway departments throughout the country are scrambling to keep their roads safe and ice-free – and paying a steep price to do so – Door County is sitting relatively pretty.

  • Election Resources on the Web

    Below is a sampling of some of the more useful resources for learning more about the candidates, the process, and the issues: • usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting/Register.

  • Web site Aims to Aid Health Care Debate

    The Kaiser Family Foundation launched www.health08.org last fall to help voters compare the health care proposals of presidential candidates. The “2008 Presidential Candidate Health Care Proposals: Side-by-side Summary,” provides an overview of four overall categories, including access to health care coverage, cost containment, improving the quality of care and financing.

  • Helm’s Demolition Slated to Commence Feb. 18

    Helms Motel is coming down. The contractor for the Helms Motel demolition has indicated that they will be mobilizing the first part of the week of February 18, with the first houses to come town later that week.

  • Door County’s Thomas is New Idol

    Devin Thomas took home the prize as the winner of the 4th annual Door County Idol contest in front of a packed house at the Door Community Auditorium last night.

  • True North Real Estate Announces Partnership Agreement

    Five experienced Door County real estate professionals have announced their new partnership under the name True North Real Estate, located in downtown Fish Creek.

  • Gibraltar Entrepreneurship Students Form Company

    The Gibraltar Entrepreneurship class is forming a Junior Achievement, or J.A., Company in cooperation with Richard Luther of Joe Jo’s Pizza and Gelato.

  • Door County Green Guide Now Accepting Local Listings

    The Door County Green Guide Web site was launched on December 14 and is officially Google-able. It is the first such guide for any Wisconsin region and has been created by Sheri Gibbs, owner of White Pines Victorian Lodge B&B, the first Door County business to be certified green by Travel Green Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Environmental Initiative.

  • DCEDC Seeks Award Nominations

    In preparation for its annual meeting this spring, the Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) Board of Directors is currently soliciting nominations for the annual Door County Industry of the Year Award and the Door County Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

  • Door County Women Learn How to Handle Change at Pampering Event

    Chris Clarke-Epstein has a theory about why change is hard. Clarke-Epstein, an author and contributor to nine books and an award-winning speaker, recently addressed women at the Family Centers of Door County’s Pampering and Practicalities Conference Jan.

  • Correction Notice

    In the business brief, “Kellstrom-Ray Announces Top Producers,” printed in the January 25 issue of the Pulse, the captions corresponding to the photos of Kathy Ray and Heather Olson were inadvertently reversed.

  • Door County Opens for Wind Energy

    The Door County Board of Supervisors approved a revised Wind Energy ordinance Jan. 29 that pushes the door open, if only a crack, for the possibility of locally-generated energy on the Door Peninsula.

  • By the Numbers

    5.7 Billion dollars, revenue brought in by YMCAs nationwide in 2006, second only to the Red Cross among U.S. non-profits 5.5 Million dollars, the estimated cost of reconstructing Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay with complete curb, gutter, sidewalks and aesthetic upgrades 575,000 Thousand dollars, the amount the city of Sturgeon Bay has set aside […]

  • Northern Door Broomball League

    Yachtworks and the Bowl tallied victories in week three to set up a match-up of undefeated stalwarts Feb. 13 at 6 pm, while JJ’s got into the win column with a victory over the struggling Pulse squad.

  • Sending a Stronger Message?

    Garey Bies doesn’t think drunk drivers are getting the message. The four-term representative of the 1st Assembly District (which includes parts of Brown and Kewaunee County, as well as all of Door County) recently suggested a “scarlet letter” of sorts for those convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol.