Grant Funding May Help in Effort to Control Nuisance Geese

If the Sturgeon Bay city council agrees, the effort to rid the city of nuisance geese will continue with the application for grant funding through the Department of Natural Resources. Since September, the city parks and recreation department has been researching ways to reduce the number of geese and prevent damage caused by the birds along the waters of Sturgeon Bay. The US Fish and … Continue reading

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Door County YMCA Partnering With Local Businesses for Giving Tuesday

The Door County YMCA is partnering with area businesses on Tuesday, December 2nd, as part of a nationwide campaign to promote philanthropy during the holiday season. The movement is called “Giving Tuesday”, and is designed to create awareness about the needs of many in the community. All funds raised as part of the initiative will support the YMCA annual campaign which provides financial assistance with … Continue reading

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Door County to Participate in Big Bundle Up

The Door County Visitor Bureau is inviting residents and visitors to drop off new or gently used coats, sweaters, mittens and other warm clothing as part of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism’s “The Big Bundle Up” campaign. The statewide collection program runs through January 2nd. All locally donated items will be distributed back to Door County residents in need. This is the fourth year of … Continue reading

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DOT To Move Forward With Sturgeon Bay Roundabouts

As anticipated, the Department of Transportation in Green Bay has decided to move ahead with the construction of roundabouts in the Sturgeon Bay area on Highway 42/57 at the intersections of Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road. Plans also call for full reconstruction of the existing two-lane roadway between the two intersections and a “right in/right out” only access to the highway at the Alabama … Continue reading

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Highway Crews Ready for First Storm of the Season

The first major snow storm of the season dumped about four inches of heavy snow on parts of the Door Peninsula Monday and early Tuesday. John Kolodziej, Door County Highway Commissioner, says the highway department was ready to meet the challenge… Kolodziej says snowplow operators got started on the cleanup early… Winter weather predictions are calling for more snow than cold this season, meaning snowplow … Continue reading

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Numbers Down for Gun Deer Opening Weekend

The Department of Natural Resources has released the tally of deer harvested in Door and Kewaunee County during the opening weekend of the nine day gun deer season, and the numbers are virtually the same as in 2013. The DNR says 654 bucks were taken, along with 426 antlerless deer, for a total of 1080 deer in Door County. Last year, a total of 1088 … Continue reading

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Jacksonport Thanksgiving Parade Thursday

The Jacksonport Thanksgiving parade will step off at 10:30AM Thursday from the Jacksonport fire station, marking the 18th consecutive year that the event has been held. The fun-loving parade, organized by northern Door County residents, celebrates neighbors helping neighbors. Case in point, Maggie DeMeuse. Maggie had been cancer-free for a decade, when the ailment returned last autumn. After a long series of tests, she began … Continue reading

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Northern Door Aquatics Center To Open December 8

It’s going to take a little longer before the pool at the Northern Door YMCA program center in Fish Creek reopens to the public. The “Y’s” Molly Schroeder says the new date for the pool’s reopening is Monday, December 8th. The original completion date was expected to be on Monday, November 24th. Schroeder says the YMCA apologizes for the delayed start up date, but the … Continue reading

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Grant Awarded to DCVB

A grant of $39,500 was presented to the Door County Visitor Bureau Thursday by Wisconsin Secretary of Tourism, Stephanie Klett. Klett says the funding will help the county tourism agency enhance its online presence… Klett says the state investment is another example of the power of the internet and Door County’s effort to stay ahead of the curve… This year, the Wisconsin Department of tourism … Continue reading

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Dozens Voice Opinions on Proposed Sturgeon Bay Hotel

About three dozen individuals expressed their opposition to a proposed hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront as part of a public hearing during the meeting of the city plan commission Wednesday evening. About a dozen people had favorable comments. Following its own rules and because two members of the commission were not in attendance, the committee tabled the matter until its next meeting. Earlier, … Continue reading

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