Door County Reads Begins 10th Year January 23rd

Door County Reads has selected a Pulitzer Prize winning novel about life in small town America as its 10th anniversary offering beginning on January 23rd. “Empire Falls,” by Richard Russo presents a cast of characters who gravitate around the protagonist, Miles Roby, mild-mannered manager of the local grill, ultimate townie and doormat. The plots and sub-plots in the seedy Maine city set the stage for … Continue reading

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Many Options Being Considered to Overhaul Street Replacement Program

In an effort to get a better handle on the best way to upgrade streets in the City of Sturgeon Bay, the city council has asked staff to come up with a plan to pick up the pace of the long-range street replacement program. City Administrator Josh VanLieshout says, at the current rate of replacement, asphalt streets in the city are taking double the time … Continue reading

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New Location for Jak’s Place Mental Health Resource Center

Plans are in the works for Jak’s place, a drop-in social and resource center for people affected by mental illness, their families, friends and allies in the community, to be set up at the former community clinic at 1623 Rhode Island Street in Sturgeon Bay. The facility is expected to be used as a walk-in mental health resource center. The former community clinic was closed … Continue reading

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Lifecycle of City Streets on Sturgeon Bay Council Agenda

The Sturgeon Bay City Council will be asked to consider a new way of dealing with the lifecycle of city streets when it holds its first meeting of 2017 at noon on Tuesday. City Administrator Josh VanLieshout says the city has about 72 miles of paved streets and roads that serve a variety of needs and varying traffic volumes. VanLieshout says about 1.18 miles of … Continue reading

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Door-Tran Helps People Get Where They Need to Go

Some people may be confused about the work of the transportation services in Door County. They may be unsure how the two agencies, Door-Tran and Door-2-Door, differ. Kim Gilson, Door-Tran’s Volunteer Coordinator, explains how the transportation consortium operates… Gilson says Door-Tran relies heavily on volunteer help to get the job done… For more information, contact Door-Tran at 743-9999 or go to door-tran.org

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Berger Retiring After 20 Years With Door County Library

A woman who has dedicated her life to books and reading is moving into retirement. The new year brings with it a new focus for Door County Library Director Becca Berger. During a visit to WDOR this week, Berger told WDOR’s Eddy Allen that deciding to walk away from a lifetime of library work has not been easy… Becca Berger’s last day on the job … Continue reading

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Repairs on Michigan Street Bridge Begin Tuesday

The Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be shut down for 18 days, beginning Tuesday. The Department of Transportation says the more than 80-year old span will be closed at noon Tuesday as part of a project to repair nine bridge beams damaged in a vehicle strike on April 22nd. A backhoe being towed by a semi-truck struck the bridge superstructure as it was … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Parade in Egg Harbor

For nearly 40 years, folks have been gathering in Egg Harbor on New Year’s Day to hold a parade through the village. The event, at 1PM Sunday, is open to everyone. Individuals are invited to walk the parade route, dress up a vehicle, participate in a group, or, ride a float. Everyone can kick off the new year in Egg Harbor. The lineup at Stella … Continue reading

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Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge Celebrating Another Year

The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club is working on the final preparations for its 31st annual plunge into Lake Michigan at 12 noon on January 1st. For the past three decades, club members have rung in the new year by taking an icy dip into Lake Michigan at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. An estimated 500 or more swimmers could take the plunge on New Year’s Day, … Continue reading

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Accidental Chemical Mix Evacuates Resort Near Sturgeon Bay

The accidental combination of bleach and muratic acid in the pool area at Westwood Shores Resort on Bayshore Drive near Sturgeon Bay Wednesday morning led to the evacuation of a building at the complex. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman says the department was notified around 8AM that there was a chemical problem at the site… Dietman says precautions were taken because the chemical combination … Continue reading

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