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  • Door County Half Marathon Videos Released

    Two new videos that give a picture of the unique experience of the Door County Half Marathon are now available. The videos were produced by Brett Kosmider at the behest of Dave Eliot, Peninsula Pulse

  • Door County Featured on Milwuakee Radio

    Last week, reporter Susan Bence from WUWM radio in Milwaukee spent a day in Door County talking to people involved in environmental preservation efforts. Click Preserving Door County to listen to her

  • Stanley Cup Will Visit DC

    A report in the Janesville Gazette today confirms a rumor I heard a couple weeks ago – the Stanley Cup, awarded to the NHL Champion each year, will visit Door County Aug. 18.
    Pittsburgh Penguins left-winger

  • Egg Harbor Gets $400,000 More for Marina

    The Wisconsin Waterways Comission granted an additional $400,000 to the Village of Egg Harbro for its new Harbor of Refuge and marina Friday. The grant is in addition to the $1.185 million awarded the

  • Decision Time

    How would you vote?
    That’s the question I’ve been asked dozens of times about tomorrow’s referendum on the design for a new marina in Egg Harbor. I’m glad I don’t have to.
    I don’t pay property taxes

  • 30 Years Later: Carter’s Energy Speech

    Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter’s famous speech on the energy crisis and his call for American sacrifice. Many historians view it as the final nail in the coffin of his presidency,

  • Baseball Day in Baileys Harbor

    My girlfriend and I made our way to Baileys Harbor yesterday afternoon to catch some of the Grudge Match between the Sister Bay Bays and Baileys Harbor A’s (Bays won!), and the day was a testament to

  • Water Thief is Climate, St. Clair Study Claims

    A public hearing that the International Great Lakes Study Committee originally didn’t even plan on holding turned out to have more depth than any other, study officials said Tuesday.

    More than

  • Public Hearing on Lake Levels Tomorrow

    A public hearing to gather feedback on the St. Claire River Study will be held Tuesday at the Door Community Auditorium at 7 pm.
    The study, commissioned by the International Joint Committee to determine

  • Parade of Ponds June 27

    The 4th Annual Parade of Ponds to benefit the Family Centers of Door County takes garden and ponds lovers on a special tour of backyard ponds around the peninsula this Saturday.
    Waterscape Designs presents

  • Public Hearing on St. Clair River Study

    The International Upper Great Lakes Study has reversed course and added a public hearing about the St. Clair River Study to its schedule, bowing to public pressure.
    Originally, no public hearings were

  • Egg Harbor to Decide Monday

    The Village of Egg Harbor Board of Trustees met for more than three hours Thursday to discuss its marina project.
    The board heard a presentation from Steve Schaefer detailing an alternative, mid-sized

  • Haggling Over Bridges

    Door County has been talking about the Michigan Street Bridge my entire adult life (and most of my teen years too). It’s become such an “eye-roll” topic that we’ve come to believe we’re unique (er, ridiculous)

  • Door County’s Harbor of Refuge Confusion

    Over the last three years, I’ve been to dozens (if not scores) of meetings at which Door County municipalities discussed new marina and harbor of refuge (HOR) proposals. At many such meetings, an engineer

  • Egg Harbor to Formulate Marina Plan Today

    At last night’s village board meeting, Egg Harbor trustees discussed the next step for its embattled marina proposal. The project stalled when it was voted down in a May 26 referendum, but a citizens

  • Copperbox at SteelBridge Songfest. Photo by Len Villano

    Gearing up for Steel Bridge: Festival has its issues, but we err when we lose sight of its benefits

    Steel Bridge Songfest doesn’t officially start until Thursday night, but artists have already begun to arrive for the Construction Zone songwriting workshop. While most of the musicians coming to Sturgeon

  • An Interview With Author Michael Perry

    In April I spoke with Michael Perry, author of Population 485, and most recently, Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs and Parenting, in anticipation of his April 17 appearance in Door County

  • Pit Fire at Ellison Bay Pottery Studios

    Unleashing your inner artist gets hot at Ellison Bay Pottery Studios with Pit Fire Wednesdays, going on all summer long.
    Experience is only a bonus, as you can choose two pieces of pottery to treat and

  • Breathing Life into the Well-worn

    At a certain point, one has to wonder if there could possibly be any new ways left to paint barns, farmland, sunsets, and cows. This is Door County, after all, where people come specifically to take their

  • St. Claire Study Hearing in July

    The International Joint Commission, a bi-national committee overseeing U.S. and Canadian boundary waters, will host a public hearing to discuss the recently released St. Clair River Study draft report