County Board Approves Zoning Change for Northern Sky Theater Project

The Northern Sky Theater can move ahead with plans to construct a post summer performance center in the Town of Gibraltar now that the Door County Board has agreed to a zoning change recommendation. Supervisors, on a unanimous vote Tuesday, approved the change for a 17-acre parcel of land off County Trunk A and across from the Greenwood Supper Club. The theatrical group, formerly known … Continue reading

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City Administrator Candidates to Be Interviewed in Sturgeon Bay

Four candidates for Sturgeon Bay City Administrator will be interviewed Monday and Tuesday, according to Mayor Thad Birmingham. A total of 19 applications were received for the job currently held by Steve McNeil who will be retiring as of August 1st, McNeil has been City Administrator since September of 2008. The four candidates are Brian Chapman, Ryan Heise, Mark Masciola, and, Josh Van Lieshout. Chapman … Continue reading

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Peninsula Players Awarded Sustainability Grant

The Peninsula Players Theatre was recently awarded a sustainability grant from the arts fund administered by the Door County Community Foundation. The grant is earmarked for “The Play’s the Thing” program which offers free, off-season, play readings to the public. In addition, the program, in collaboration with Write On Door County, provides opportunities for students to receive instruction that culminates in a play writing contest. … Continue reading

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County Board to Decide on Ambulance Garage Project Tuesday

The effort to build a new central ambulance garage in Sturgeon Bay could move one step closer to reality on Tuesday during the meeting of the Door County Board. Supervisors will be asked to authorize phase three of the project and the expenditure of no more than $2.7 million to construct the facility, with the work to be paid for by way of monies on … Continue reading

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Spill Closes Sturgeon Bay Intesection for Several Hours

A major intersection in Sturgeon Bay was affected by an oil spill Thursday morning. Fire Chief Tim Herlache says fire crews were paged out at about 10:17AM… Chief Herlache explains why the material took longer than normal to clean up… Herlache says, based on past experiences, the City of Sturgeon Bay experiences at least one large scale oil spills each year… Because of the slippery … Continue reading

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Birch Creek Celebrating 40th Anniversary

The Birch Creek Music Performance Center near Egg Harbor celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2015. Birch Creek attracts young musicians from across the United States and abroad for intensive music instruction with a faculty of renowned musicians and teachers. Students have the opportunity to learn from highly skilled instructors during sessions in percussion and steel band, symphony, big band, and, vocal jazz. It all started … Continue reading

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Summary of Tuesday’s Sturgeon Bay City Council Meeting

Herbicide will be used in a landscaping project at Sawyer Park in Sturgeon Bay as a result of action taken Tuesday by the city council. The council had been asked to eliminate the use of herbicide as part of preparing beds at the park for planting. However, the change order recommended would have increased the cost of the project by $3,316, with a savings of … Continue reading

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SBFD Fills the Boot for MDA

Sturgeon Bay firefighters raised just under $3,731 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the first of three “Fill the Boot” events on Saturday. With a goal of $10,000 for the 2015 campaign, members of union local 2682 are hoping to do as well or better the next time around on Saturday, July 11th. On that date, you’ll find them at the intersection of 3rd Avenue … Continue reading

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County Board Close to Selecting New Door County Administrator

If the Door County Board agrees, Ken Pabich will become the next County Administrator. The 45-year old Pabich, who is currently the Development Director for the City of De Pere, was the unanimous choice of the county board’s administrative committee during its meeting Tuesday. Supervisors will next meet in regular session Tuesday and will be asked to ratify the committee recommendation. Pabich has been offered … Continue reading

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Harmony By The Bay Concert Series Opens Wednesday

Sturgeon Bay’s salute to the summer season, the free concert series, Harmony by the Bay, opens on Wednesday evening with a 7PM performance by the Dave Steffen Band. A total of 11 concerts are planned through August 26th at the Martin Park band stand with music ranging from blues to zydeco to rock to oldies. Toss in a tribute to Neil Young and the hybrid … Continue reading

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