Safe Kids Door County Day Saturday

The first annual Safe Kids Door County Day will be held on Saturday at the Door County Fairgrounds at John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay. The free and interactive fun event runs from 9AM to 1PM. Maryanne Smith says Safe Kids Day is a cooperative effort of several individuals and organizations… Smith says the organizers are hoping to meet several goals by putting on … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Considers Allowing Dogs in Parks

Dog-owners in Sturgeon Bay got one step closer to being able to take the family pet to city parks during the meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council Tuesday. The council, on a five to two vote, approved the first reading of a resolution that changes the current ordinance regulating and licensing animals. Municipal Services Director Bob Bordeau said the city has been wrestling with … Continue reading

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Door County in Running for Best Wisconsin Attraction

Voting continues online in a competition to determine what is Wisconsin’s best attraction. Door County is currently in third place in the voting sponsored by USA Today and Ten Best, trailing Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Circus World. Jon Jarosh of the Door County Visitor Bureau says voting is open until Monday, August 28th. USA Today and Ten Best will be promoting the winners. To vote, … Continue reading

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Humane Society Assisting in Feral Cat Capture on Washington Island

At the request of Door County and the county Corporation Counsel, the Door County Humane Society is assisting in the seizure of dozens of cats from a single property on Washington Island. The home has been condemned as a human health hazard and is being torn down on Thursday. The dozens of cats living in and around the home are reported to be largely feral … Continue reading

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4th Avenue Work Continues in Sturgeon Bay

Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Chad Shechik has provided another update on work being done on north 4th Avenue, from Florida to Delaware Street. Shechik says the contractor completed all of the sanitary sewer and water work related to the main and laterals last Friday. All of the homes within the project area have been removed from the temporary water system and are being supplied with … Continue reading

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Retired Colonel Tim Lawrie Passes Away

A Door County business and community leader has died. Retired Colonel Thomas “Tim” Lawrie, 73 of Baileys Harbor, passed away Saturday morning at home of an apparent heart attack. Born in Berlin, Wisconsin in 1943, Lawrie was a 1961 graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School and received bachelors and masters degrees in economics and business administration from the UW/Milwaukee. He served two tours in Vietnam … Continue reading

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Whitsell Named Coast Guard Person of the Year

Petty Officer Jacob Whitsell of the US Coast Guard Cutter, Mobile Bay, has been named the Coast Guard Person of the Year for 2017. The distinction was conferred on him during a special presentation dinner earlier this week at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. The citation noted that Whittsell was the linchpin to mission success in several challenging buoy salvage operations. In one case, the … Continue reading

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Mariner Award Given to Brunstrom

Each year, the Mariner Award is given to an individual who had a significant, positive, lasting impact on the Door County Maritime Community. On Monday, Steve Brunstrom, a life-long mariner and marine surveyor with the American Bureau of Shipping, was so honored at a presentation dinner at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Of his four decades in the industry, 20 years were served as the … Continue reading

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Date Set for Waterfront Declaratory Meeting in Sturgeon Bay

A date has been set for a declaratory meeting involving the Department of Natural Resources and litigants involved in the impasse over two parcels on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. The DNR says the meeting is Wednesday, September 6th, from 3 to 7PM, in the Jane Greene Room at the Door County Library. Out of that meeting, the state agency is expected to make a … Continue reading

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Funkhouser to Join DCEDC in September

The Door County Economic Development Corporation has announced that Paige Funkhouser will be joining the public/private agency in Sturgeon Bay in September as Economic Development Manager. Funkhouser is currently the Events and Promotions Director for the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center. A California native, she came to Door County in 2003 when she joined the Door County Advocate as a reporter. Funkhouser has also held tourism-oriented … Continue reading

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