Fire Chief Urges Fireworks Safety

While fireworks are an important part of the 4th of July holiday celebration, it’s safe to say most people ignore the law when it comes to pyrotechnics. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Herlache says state statutes are very specific when it comes to fireworks…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Herlache says even so-called consumer fireworks can be very dangerous if not handled properly. Sparklers … Continue reading

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Fire Marshall Wraps Investigation into Sturgeon Bay Fire

The office of the state fire marshall has wrapped its investigation into the fire that destroyed the Harbor Place Shoppes on Sturgeon Bay’s west side. Fire Chief Tim Herlache says there’s no reason to believe that any foul play was involved in the blaze early Tuesday morning. Herlache says the initial thought that the fire started in the Maritime Art Gallery has been confirmed. He … Continue reading

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Little Lake Cleanup Effort Gets Big Boost

The effort to clean up Bradley Lake, known as “Little Lake” in Sturgeon Bay, got a big boost with a donation from the Fund for Lake Michigan. A check for $100,000 was presented to the City of Sturgeon Bay at the city council meeting Tuesday by the organization’s Executive Director Vicki Elkin. Elkin says the Fund for Lake Michigan is pleased to play a role … Continue reading

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Door County Trolley Will Move to Egg Harbor

A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for the future home of the Door County Trolley Station at 8030 Highway 42, at the north end of the Village of Egg Harbor. Owner AJ Frank is taking the plunge & building his trolleys a new home after having been located at Orchard Country Winery in Fish Creek. Beginning in the spring of 2015, the Door County Trolley Station … Continue reading

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Fire on the West Side of Sturgeon Bay

Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the Harbor Place Shoppes complex at 49 North Madison Avenue on Sturgeon Bay’s west side early this morning. Fire Chief Tim Herlache told WDOR News his department was paged out shortly before midnight…[Audio clip: view full post to listen] Chief Herlache says fire crews got about three-quarters of the way into the building before it became obvious that the situation … Continue reading

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Cana Island Rehab Project Moving Forward

With the blessing of the Door County Board, & based on funding available, a rehabilitation project for the Cana Island Lighthouse & property near Baileys Harbor is moving forward. Howard Immel, Incorporated of Green Bay has been tabbed to do the work estimated at just under $875,000. The project, part of a long range plan that could cost in the neighborhood of $2.6 million, will … Continue reading

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Two Speed Boards Installed in Sturgeon Bay

You’ve probably seen a portable speed board at several locations in & around the City of Sturgeon Bay. The unit provides an indication of a vehicle’s speed in relation to the speed limit along that section of roadway. The city recently installed & put into operation two pole mounted radar speed boards. The first unit is located in the 1500 block of Michigan Street for … Continue reading

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Egg Harbor Certified in Travel Green Wisconsin Program

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism has designated the Village of Egg Harbor as a certified member of its Travel Green Wisconsin program. With a longstanding conservation legacy, the program furthers Wisconsin’s commitment to sustainability. The Paul J. Bertschinger Community Center & other municipal properties, including the Egg Harbor beach & marina, earned its certification for implementing green practices. For example, the Egg Harbor marina earned … Continue reading

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Door County YMCA to Begin Work on Community Park

The Door County YMCA has announced that is moving ahead with a construction project on a ten acre parcel of land north of its Sturgeon Bay program center. The YMCA says work on the property is expected to begin during the second week in July. The YMCA owned & managed property will be a park for the community & be named in honor of Carla … Continue reading

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SBFD to Fill the Boot

Sturgeon Bay firefighters will be out on three occasions during the next three months, passing the boot to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign, featuring members of Union Local 2682, will be held in downtown Sturgeon Bay on three Saturdays, June 28th, July 19th & August 16th. Each time, firefighters will be located at the intersection of … Continue reading

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