DARE Program Helping Young People Make Good Choices

More than three dozen members of the Door County DARE program made the trek to Milwaukee last week to Miller Park and a Brewers game. Door County Sheriff’s Department Juvenile Investigator Chris Neuville teaches the program whose acronym stands for “Drug Abuse Resistance Education.” During a recent interview on the DARE program, Neuville noted that the current focus is on helping young people make good … Continue reading

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Jacksonport Women’s Club Tree Sale Deadline Approaching

Now that we’re expecting a warm spell for the next week or so, many people will be heading outside to get in a little yard work. For those looking to add an element of beautification to the mix, the Jacksonport Women’s Club may have the answer. The northern door club ‘s fourth annual tree beautification program is still taking orders, but the deadline is fast … Continue reading

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Friends Group Makes Large Donation to Peninsula Park

Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek will have more naturalist activities available, be better positioned to deal with invasive species, and, have improved trail maintenance thanks to a $25,500 donation from the Friends of Peninsula State Park accepted by the State Natural Resources Board in Madison Wednesday. The “friends” group donation will cover the general wage and fringe benefit for a limited term naturalist position, … Continue reading

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Stuewer Retires After More Than 40 Years at SBFD

Members of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department welcomed two of their colleagues to new positions, said goodbye to a long-time member of the department, and, acknowledged the work of its part-timers during a special swearing-in ceremony at city hall earlier this week. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says every organization knows that, sooner or later, there will be a changing of the guard as veterans retire … Continue reading

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4th Avenue Road Work Begins in Sturgeon Bay

The North 4th Avenue construction project in Sturgeon Bay finally got underway Monday. The initial plan was to get the project up and running on March 28th, but concern about an impending storm caused the contractor to move the starting date back to April 4th. However, the prospect of cold weather led Degroot, Incorporated of Green Bay to push the work back by another week … Continue reading

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Finalists for Sturgeon Bay Middle School Principal

The list of individuals interested in the soon to be open principal’s position at Sturgeon Bay’s TJ Walker Middle School is down to two candidates. Randy Watermolen will retire as middle school principal at the end of the current school year after 15 years on the job in Sturgeon Bay and a career in education. Initially, 38 applicants from five states applied for the position. … Continue reading

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Industry & Entrepreneur Awards to Be Handed Out Thursday

The Industry and Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, will be handed out Thursday when the Door County Economic Development Corporation holds its annual investors meeting and luncheon. The event will be held at 12 noon at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. Time will also be set aside for Wellness Works Awards, and an update on the organization’s accomplishments during the … Continue reading

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Tickets on Sale for Door County Lighthouse Festival

Members of the Door County Maritime Museum got first dibs on tickets for the 23rd annual Door County Lighthouse Festival. Now it’s the general public’s turn. Tickets for the popular event, and its many activities, went on sale Monday. Participants can engage in a self-guided tour of mainland lighthouses, take part in guided tours, schedule a boat trip or two, and, enjoy the exhibits at … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Travel & Tourism Summit to be Held In Early April

The Door County Visitor Bureau will host its second annual travel and tourism summit on Wednesday, April 6th at the Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center in Sturgeon Bay. The tourism agency has put together a day’s worth of educational sessions focusing on tourism-related topics such as marketing trends, sustainable tourism practices, branding, social media, market research, public relations tactics, and, more. Break-out sessions in … Continue reading

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Forecasters Say Storm Could Have Been Worse

It could have been much worse. The storm system that blew through the Door Peninsula could have deposited as much as a dozen inches of snow and more, but that didn’t happen. Scott Berschback of the National Weather Service in Green Bay says snow amounts increased the farther north you traveled in Door County… Berschback says blowing and drifting was less of a problem because … Continue reading

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