Ephraim Historical Foundation Exhibit Features Summer Camps

A new exhibit sponsored by the Ephraim Historical Foundation focuses on two special camps that were located at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of “Camp Meenahga,” a girls summer camp that flourished from 1916 to 1948. Young women went to the camp to enjoy activities like swimming, horseback riding, sailing and performance arts. Just a couple … Continue reading

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Door County Team for Thrivent Financial Builds in Dominican Republic

Those of us who live in Door County often take the waters of the lake and bay and inland waters for granted. Thrivent Financial Representative Grace Rossman says she has a new perspective on the value of clean, abundant water after returning from the Dominican Republic and a house-building mission for Habitat for Humanity. Grace says she was honored to have been one of a … Continue reading

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Heroic Actions Prevent Drowning at Marina

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is crediting the unselfish actions of four men for saving the life of a local resident who fell from a wheelchair into the water and nearly drowned Wednesday evening. Captain Dan Brinkman says the 40-year old Sturgeon Bay man was on the dock at the Madelyn Marina off Memoral Drive when the accident happened around 7PM. He was throwing a … Continue reading

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Roundabout Education Classes Next Week

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has scheduled two roundabout education classes in Door County Wednesday. Mark Kantola, the DOT’s Regional Communications Manager, says the programs in Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay are intended to help motorists safely navigate a multi-lane roundabout… Kantola says a traffic safety engineer will present the brief presentations… The roundabout education classes will be held on Wednesday, June 15th at 10AM … Continue reading

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Goat Fest in Sister Bay

It’s all about goats in Sister Bay Saturday as Goat Fest and the Goat Parade hold sway. Chris Milligan of the Sister Bay Advancement Association says the parade features some of the top goats in Door County… Milligan told WDOR’s Eddy Allen that the goats parade begins at 10:30AM… Goat Fest will also feature live music, kid’s games, various beverages, a meatballs and mashed potatoes … Continue reading

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Side Pork Fest Saturday in Sturgeon Bay

Take chunks of delicious meat, add music, physical activities and special events for children, throw in an arts and crafts fair and a motorcycle ride and you’ve got the makings of a day’s worth of fun, and it’s all for a good cause. Back for a 6th consecutive year, Side Pork Fest at Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park, could serve as many as 5,000 people Saturday. … Continue reading

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Boys & Girls Club Open House & Sign Lighting

The Boys and Girls Club of Door County celebrates another milestone with a special open house and lighting ceremony Thursday evening at club headquarters in downtown Sturgeon Bay. The public is invited to visit the facility and see the progress that has been made, the Austin E. Cofrin Lobby, now the main entrance in the rear of the building, and the recreational center featuring turf … Continue reading

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Retirement Celebration for Judy Drew

The Ridges Sanctuary will honor Judy Drew at a special retirement celebration on Tuesday, June 14th, at the Cook-Fuller Nature Center in Baileys Harbor. Drew joined the Ridges staff in 2011, in the midst of the organization’s fundraising campaign for the Sandpiper property and went on to manage the capital campaign for the Cook-Fuller Center. During her tenure, she also worked to develop an identifiable … Continue reading

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Eagle Tower Meeting Thursday Night

Information on the latest efforts to raise funds to rebuild the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek will be presented during a meeting on Thursday. The 7PM session will be held at the old town hall in Fish Creek. Topics include a summary of the project to date, the tower wood assessment process, and fundraising efforts for a new structure. A visual … Continue reading

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City of Sturgeon Bay Adds Facebook Page

The City of Sturgeon Bay now has a facebook page for residents and others to pick up information on happenings related to the city and its government. Mayor Thad Birmingham talked about the page during the city council meeting Tuesday. The mayor noted that the recent election campaign showed him that many people were getting much of their information on social media. He explained the … Continue reading

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