Sturgeon Bay Episode of Around the Corner Previewed

There was an overflow crowd at the Third Avenue Playhouse Wednesday evening for a sneak preview of an episode of Around the Corner with John McGivern. The number of people interested in the Wisconsin Public Television program featuring Sturgeon Bay was such that both of TAP’s theaters were utilized and there were multiple showings. John McGivern and crew members were on hand to introduce the … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Council Votes to Continue Hotel Development

There were more than a few people who left the meeting of the Sturgeon Bay City Council angry and disappointed Tuesday evening after the council voted unanimously to continue the process of developing a hotel on the city’s west side waterfront. After listening to ten speakers, all more or less against the hotel development, and a short review from city Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak, … Continue reading

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Fundraiser for New Sound System at Sturgeon Bay Auditorium Almost Complete

The campaign to raise just under $47,000 to replace the sound system at the Sturgeon Bay High School auditorium is heading into the home stretch. The fundraiser called “Can You hear us now?” has Raised $44,445 with the help of a very successful student-led coffeehouse concert, as well as donations from businesses, individuals and foundations. The group is hoping to announce that it has raised … Continue reading

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Sunshine House Receives Sustainability Grant

The Sunshine House in Sturgeon Bay was recently awarded a sustainability grant from the Door County Community Foundation. The funding comes from the health and human needs fund to support a technology upgrade and reconfiguration of the agency’s printers. The upgrade will significantly reduce per page costs in comparison to outdated equipment while increasing output quality and efficiency. Because of the new equipment, the Sunshine … Continue reading

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City Council to Consider Hotel Proposal Tonight

The seven-member Sturgeon Bay City Council will be asked to approved a planned unit development for a hotel proposed for the city’s west side waterfront at its regular meeting Tuesday in the truck bay of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department. The meeting is expected to get underway at 6PM. A vocal group of residents have raised opposition to the project for several reasons, including the … Continue reading

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Door County Featured on Public Television

Door County has been the subject of several recent programs with a statewide following. Thursday, Wisconsin Public Television’s Wisconsin Foodie aired a new episode featuring Door County culinary treats. The program has spent time in Door County before with stops at Waseda Farms, The Wickman House, Seaquist Orchards, Jacksonport’s Cherry Fest, Wienke’s Farm Market, Washington Island, and Stone’s Throw Winery. On Saturday, Discover Wisconsin will … Continue reading

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Executive Director Resigns From Humane Society

The Door County Humane Society has announced that its board of directors accepted the resignation of long-time director Carrie Counihan on Monday. Counihan has been the face of the shelter for over ten years. Board President Marilyn Jensen thanked Counihan for her hard work and dedication in helping the shelter flourish. Jensen said Carol Boudreau has accepted the position of interim director of the humane … Continue reading

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Candidate Forum for 1st Aldermanic District in Sturgeon Bay

The League of Women Voters of Door County has announced that a candidate forum for Sturgeon Bay residents in the first aldermanic district will be held on Thursday, February 5th. The forum will be held in the city council chambers, beginning at 7PM. The candidates hoping to compete for the position on April 7th include incumbent Dan Wiegand and challengers Gerald Pelrine and Kelly Catarozoli. … Continue reading

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Burial of Utility Lines in Sister Bay Begins Monday

The burial of utility service lines in Sister Bay is scheduled to begin on Monday along Bayshore Drive. Village Administrator Zeke Jackson says utility crews from Wisconsin Public Service, KS Energy Services, Frontier and Charter Communications will be working to place all overhead electric, telecommunications and cable lines underground. Jackson says no service interruption is anticipated throughout the project for the general area and both … Continue reading

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Waterfront Design Review Board Approves Proposed Hotel Design

Another committee has taken action on the matter of a hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. On a vote of four to one, the city waterfront design review board Tuesday approved the design for the lodging facility proposed for the former Door County Cooperative property. Committee chairman Bill Galligan was joined by James Goodwin, Eric Paulson and Dennis Statz in approving the design. Committee-member … Continue reading

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