Historic Photos of Sister Bay Being Collected

Images of Sister Bay’s past are being collected, on a regular basis, by the Sister Bay Historical Society. John Nelson says the photo collection program began on October 11th… Nelson says the program is responsible for saving historical photos that may have been lost forever… Nelson says folks whose pictures are scanned can request a cd of the photos. He says the Sister Bay Historical … Continue reading

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Door County Veterans Day Program Will be Friday November 10th

The arrival of November brings with it the opportunity to honor veterans for service and sacrifice to our country. The annual Veteran’s Day is normally observed on November 11th. However, this year the schedule will change because the 11th falls on a weekend. Door County Veterans Service Officer Scott McFarlane says the change is made so that students can participate in the program… McFarlane says … Continue reading

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Haunted Mansion Caps off Another Successful Season

Despite weather conditions that weren’t always perfect, the Haunted Mansion had another highly successful season at Quietwoods South Camping Resort near Brussels. Sue Marchant says the fright-filled attraction with its corn maze, trail, bus ride, mansion and zombie paintball, operated for the final time in 2017 on Saturday. Marchant says there’s plenty of thank you’s to hand out… The Haunted Mansion is a major fundraiser … Continue reading

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Developer Files Lawsuit Over Waterfront Hotel

Sawyer Hotel Development, LLC and developer Bob Papke filed a lawsuit in Door County Circuit Court last week, alleging that the City of Sturgeon Bay violated certain rights in the failed development of a waterfront hotel. A jury trial has been requested. In a document filed with the court, Sawyer Development claims the city failed to disclose the existence of an issue with the ordinary … Continue reading

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Door County Growing Quickly

The Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Door County served nearly 130 children in 2016. Executive Director Katie Hess said the program has seen fast growth in the region when compared to the 20 children served during the 2012/1013 school year. Hess said there is a tremendous need for mentoring programs in Door County and the organization is working hard to raise awareness. She said, at … Continue reading

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Restoration of Upper Range Lights Continues

As the Ridges Sanctuary continues working on its restoration project at the upper range lights near Baileys Harbor, the consensus is that the building constructed in 1869 has been well maintained over the years. Executive Director Steve Leonard says there is a reason for that status… Leonard says there was a period of time when the old building was left vacant, but that’s when the … Continue reading

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Marine Travelift Honored for Work With Boys & Girls Club

Marine Travelift and its affiliates was awarded the 2017 Manufacturing Innovation Award of the NEW Manufacturing Alliance Wednesday in Green Bay. The firm based in Sturgeon Bay was recognized for creating an award-winning, hands-on, six week STEM course for students at the Door County Boys and Girls Club. Beginning in January, professionals from Marine Travelift, Shuttlelift and Exactech spent nearly 50 hours planning curriculum for … Continue reading

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Highway 57 Work Breaks for Winter in Northern Door

The Department of Transportation reports that work on the Highway 57 project, between Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay, wrapped up for 2017 after the contractor finished punchlist items this week. Starting in the spring of next year, work will include milling off and resurfacing existing asphalt pavement, shouldering, and pavement marking. The plan is to complete road construction in June of 2018. Work on the … Continue reading

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Thrills on 3rd Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

Thrills on 3rd returns to Sturgeon Bay Saturday. Savanna Townsend of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center talked about the event that youngsters and families can enjoy along the downtown retail area… Townsend says pumpkins will be a key part of one activity that will run from 9 to 11AM… Pumpkin participants are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate to the Lakeshore Cap Food Pantry. … Continue reading

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SB Historical Society Announces $1.25 Million Commitment to Save Granary

The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society has announced that a commitment of $1,250,000 is on the table as part of the effort to save the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. The structure built in 1901 is currently under a demolition order issued by Fire Chief Tim Dietman who says the building is structurally unstable. In the meantime, the local group says the … Continue reading

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