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Door County news from the pages of the Peninsula Pulse and Door County Living, the peninsula’s trusted, local sources for information about Door County, Wisconsin.

  • Bay Shore Outdoor Gets Greened

    Bay Shore Outdoor Store recently added its name to the list of Travel Green certified Door County businesses. The Sister Bay store specializing in kayaks, outdoor apparel and equipment earned 36 points (30 are necessary) in their evaluation and became the peninsula’s 18th certified business.

  • Affordable Portable Spas Opens in DCEDC

    Tom Murray, a retired college professor from Chicago, and his wife Sue recently started a business in the Door County Economic Development Center in Sturgeon Bay.

  • Kelsey Joins Peninsula Players as Managing

    Ted Laitner, President of the Peninsula Players Board of Directors announced recently that Brian Kelsey will be the new Managing Director of the organization.

  • Ed Glimme Budo

    Ed Glimme and Quinn Lundquist have opened Door County’s first full time martial arts school and healing center, Ed Glimme Budo. The school (dojo) located at 611A Jefferson St.

  • Little Fish Inks Deal with Nationwide Distribution Company

    Little Fish Studios, the local inspirational greeting card company owned and operated by Mary Ann Rinkleff, recently partnered with Collage Greetings, an innovative greeting card distributor dedicated to helping small greeting card and gift manufacturers.

  • Legislators Urge Feedback from Area Small Businesses

    State Legislators are pleased to announce that the Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) is soliciting comments from small business owners about the negative economic impacts that existing state rules or regulations may be having on their businesses.

  • Downtown on 4th Building Boasts Near Capacity Status

    Sturgeon Bay’s “newest” office building is almost sold out within the first six months. The Downtown on 4th building, located at 101 North 4th Avenue, directly across from the Post Office, was recently completely rehabbed into professional office spaces with a common area kitchenette and off street parking.

  • First Annual Door Kewaunee Business Education Golf Challenge

    The Door Kewaunee Business Education Golf Challenge is a four-person, three-club scramble with a shotgun start at noon on Sunday, May 18. The event will be held at The Orchards Golf Course in Egg Harbor and is sponsored by American Transmission Company and Dominion Energy.

  • DCMH’s Laboratory Honored for Emergency Preparedness Training

    Laboratory professionals are the “unsung heroes in health care,” who work behind the scenes on tests doctors need to make diagnoses, according to Keith Wendlandt, director of laboratory services at Door County Memorial Hospital/Ministry Health Care (DCMH/MHC).

  • DCEDC Annual Report Now Available On-line

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) announced recently that the corporation’s 2007 Annual Report to investors is now available on-line at the organization’s Web site: www.

  • Door County Furniture Guild Donates to Green Fund

    On April 26 the Door County Furniture Guild donated a portion of their sales to the Door County Green Fund. (Left to right) Marilyn Jensen (Owner of Sister Bay Trading), Geoff Yeoman (Owner of McKeefry & Yoemans), Cinnamon Rossman (Door County Green Fund), Nathan Nichols (Owner of Nathan Nichols & Company), and Celeste and Dick Wegman (Owners of Celeste Wegman Interiors and City Farmer), and not pictured is Polly Helm (Owner of Door County Nature Works).

  • City Farmer Adds Locally Crafted Birdhouses

    City Farmer, a home and garden store in Ephraim housed in a 7,000 square foot converted dairy barn, is welcoming spring, as well as a wide variety of garden accessories and outdoor furniture.

  • Sister Bay Trading’s Casual Living Store Opens for Season

    With all of the interest and excitement that surrounded the opening of their new, grand location on Highway 42 in Sister Bay, some residents may have forgotten that Sister Bay Trading’s former location, situated across from Piggly Wiggly in Sister Bay, is still open for business.

  • Baylake Bank VP Helps in New Orleans

    Lydia Bessert, Baylake Bank Vice President of Building and Facilities, recently participated in an International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) volunteer trip to New Orleans.

  • Leadership Door County is Providing Students with Positive Options

    A special event to raise awareness regarding extracurricular activities available to middle school students was held Tuesday, April 29 at Sturgeon Bay’s Thomas J.

  • Sister Bay’s Passtimes Books – “Reading” a Door County Community for Three Decades

    Passtimes Books and the Grutzmacher family have always held a special place in my heart. At an age where most kids were playing in the sandbox and learning how to share, Marge Grutzmacher was teaching me how to read.

  • Expert Opinions

    With experts like these, why speak up? What they said about the war in Iraq. “The war was the hard part. The hard part was putting together a coalition, getting 300,000 troops over there and all their equipment and winning.

  • Door County’s Sturgeon Bay Opens Arms to Live Music

    For years the Sturgeon Bay live music scene was sporadic at best, nearly non-existent at worst. The population center of Door County was long thirsty for venues to catch all the local talent on the peninsula, let alone those traveling through. But that’s changing.

  • By the Numbers

    Compiled by Myles Dannhausen Jr. 10 The approximate percentage of American households with a microwave in 1980 83 Percent of American households with a microwave in 1999 300 Approximate increase in the number of calories consumed by the average American since 1980 3 Number of apples you’d have to eat today to get the same […]

  • Billerbeck Field Re-dedicated

    Gibraltar High School re-dedicated Billerbeck Field to its namesake, Rod “Chief” Billerbeck, Thursday, May 15 in a pre-game ceremony. Billerbeck coached the team for nearly three decades and led the Vikings to 17 conference championships, as well as the school’s only team sport state championship in 1979.