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Nominations Being Sought for Industry & Entrepreneur of the Year

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Nominations for the annual Door County Industry and Entrepreneur of the Year awards are being solicited by the Door County Economic Development Corporation. The awards are intended for firms that help create a positive business climate in Door County. The Industry of the Year award recognizes a construction, service or manufacturing business that has made a substantial impact on the community and enjoyed significant accomplishments … Continue reading

Lawfirm Files Defamation Suit Over Hotel Comments

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The fallout over a proposed hotel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront has reached the Door County Court system. The Pinkert Law Firm and attorneys Randall Nesbitt and James Smith are alleging that Carri Andersson of Sturgeon Bay, a vocal opponent of the hotel project, has made defamatory and unsubstantiated statements about the firm and the lawyers. According to the 17-point complaint filed on Thursday, … Continue reading

Door County Reads Begins Monday

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The 2015 version of Door County Reads, sponsored by the county library system, its foundation and friends, kicks off its run Monday with a special celebration in Fish Creek. This year, the book chosen to read is entitled “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. Library Director Becca Berger says the annual event takes a look at literature in a multi-faceted way… Door County Reads began … Continue reading

PATH Fundraiser Saturday

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The Lodge at Leathem Smith in Sturgeon Bay will serve as headquarters for a benefit Saturday from 3PM to 7PM, to support PATH, an organization promoting access for help for families with special needs children. Brenda Olson explains why PATH was established in Door County… Sturgeon Bay firefighters are working closely with the support group to put on the fundraiser. Fire Chief Tim Herlache says, … Continue reading

Reactions to Plan Commission Approval of Hotel Proposal

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While some in the crowd at the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission meeting were angry with the plan commission’s decision on the waterfront hotel, others expressed disappointment. Kathleen Finnerty has lived in Sturgeon Bay for 20 years and has participated in the debate over a variety of issues during that time. She told WDOR News that many valid points had been discounted, such as the information … Continue reading

Plan Commission Votes To Send Hotel Proposal to City Council

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There were boos and cries of ‘shame” and “shame on you” Wednesday evening after the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission voted three to two to send the matter of a planned unit development for a West side waterfront hotel on to the city council for consideration. The large crowd that turned out for the meeting in the fire department truck bay was almost exclusively against the … Continue reading

Community Plaground to be Built in New YMCA Park

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A new community playground will be built early this summer directly north of the Sturgeon Bay YMCA program center in the Y’s Peterson Park. The Door County YMCA will partner with Kaboom, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. Planning for the playground will begin in the … Continue reading