Berger Retiring After 20 Years With Door County Library

A woman who has dedicated her life to books and reading is moving into retirement. The new year brings with it a new focus for Door County Library Director Becca Berger. During a visit to WDOR this week, Berger told WDOR’s Eddy Allen that deciding to walk away from a lifetime of library work has not been easy… Becca Berger’s last day on the job … Continue reading

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Repairs on Michigan Street Bridge Begin Tuesday

The Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will be shut down for 18 days, beginning Tuesday. The Department of Transportation says the more than 80-year old span will be closed at noon Tuesday as part of a project to repair nine bridge beams damaged in a vehicle strike on April 22nd. A backhoe being towed by a semi-truck struck the bridge superstructure as it was … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Parade in Egg Harbor

For nearly 40 years, folks have been gathering in Egg Harbor on New Year’s Day to hold a parade through the village. The event, at 1PM Sunday, is open to everyone. Individuals are invited to walk the parade route, dress up a vehicle, participate in a group, or, ride a float. Everyone can kick off the new year in Egg Harbor. The lineup at Stella … Continue reading

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Jacksonport Polar Bear Plunge Celebrating Another Year

The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club is working on the final preparations for its 31st annual plunge into Lake Michigan at 12 noon on January 1st. For the past three decades, club members have rung in the new year by taking an icy dip into Lake Michigan at Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. An estimated 500 or more swimmers could take the plunge on New Year’s Day, … Continue reading

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Accidental Chemical Mix Evacuates Resort Near Sturgeon Bay

The accidental combination of bleach and muratic acid in the pool area at Westwood Shores Resort on Bayshore Drive near Sturgeon Bay Wednesday morning led to the evacuation of a building at the complex. Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman says the department was notified around 8AM that there was a chemical problem at the site… Dietman says precautions were taken because the chemical combination … Continue reading

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Fundraising Effort Underway for Greenhouse at Sturgeon Bay Schools

As part of the effort to provide healthier and greener paths for students and community-members living in the Sturgeon Bay School District, an initiative is underway intended to bring about the construction of a greenhouse on school property facing Michigan Street. The greenhouse is expected to be a proving ground for research-based, proven tactics for improving children’s attitudes and consumption of produce and for incorporating … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Trying to Increase Available Housing

Some some small cities across the state and nation are having difficulty finding jobs for their residents. The City of Sturgeon Bay not only has jobs to offer, but also is working hard to create quality housing for the workers to live in. Mayor Thad Birmingham says, at present, the city’s housing stock is 97% occupied… Mayor Birmingham says a lot of effort has been … Continue reading

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Door County Snowmobile Trails Closed

The Door County Trails Coordinator has announced that all snowmobile trails in Door County are closed.  The Southwest section closed over the weekend while the Southeast, Central and Northern sections closed on Monday. Please respect private and public property when trails are closed, failure to do so can result in a citation or fines. Up to date conditions can be found here….    http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks/snowmobile.htm

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Artists Sought for Benches By the Bay

The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center is seeking artistic people for the Benches By the Bay project for 2017. The project next year will take a slightly different form than this year’s, the new ones will be slightly smaller and straight backed style, a change from the Adirondack style of 2016. The visitor center invites people to create a bench, decorate and improve upon the style … Continue reading

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Northern Door Rotary and Scandia Help Needy in Madagascar

Earlier this month several members of the Northern Door Rotary Club loaded a truck full of electric beds to be shipped from Good Samaritan Society Scandia Village in Sister Bay to needy people in Madagascar. Scandia Administrator Michele Notz reached out to the Rotary group as a possible solution to what to do with the 50 beds that had recently been replaced. She wanted to … Continue reading

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