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YMCA Capital Campaign Receives Large Anonymous Gift


Phase two of the Door County YMCA’s capital campaign for its Northern Door Program Center got a big boost with the announcement of an anonymous $200,000 challenge gift, pushing the campaign past the one million dollar mark. Each dollar committed to the construction of a 3,500 square foot addition at the facility in Fish Creek will be matched dollar for dollar up to $200,000. Door … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Alderman to Hold Listening Sessions


Sturgeon Bay Alderman Will Gregory has announced that he will be holding listening sessions for residents on a weekly basis. The district seven council-member explains why he decided to sit down with the public on Thursday each week… Gregory says the sessions are intended to help citizens understand the workings of government… Gregory says he will be at the coffeehouse Fifth and Jefferson on the … Continue reading

Palmer Johnson Yachts to Close


Rumors and scuttlebutt are part of the fabric of any city, town or territory. Often, there’s a germ of truth in every rumor that is floated. For several months, there has been persistent talk that Sturgeon Bay’s luxury yacht maker, Palmer Johnson, would be closing. The rumor became reality Wednesday. Workers were told the yacht-marker is, indeed closing and would shut down operations in 60 … Continue reading

Changes in State Statutes Won’t Impact Door County Tourism Zone


The head of the Door County Tourism Zone Commission says recent changes to Wisconsin’s room tax statute outlined in the state budget will not impact municipalities in Door County. Commission Chairman Josh Van Lieshout says the tourism zone won’t be impacted by the changes because it already follows room tax law as outlined by the state. Van Lieshout says the changes will really come to … Continue reading

Listening Session on Washington Island for 1st Assembly District


State Representative Joel Kitchens is continuing his series of listening sessions in Door & Kewaunee Counties with a session on Washington Island next week. The event will be held at the Danish Mill on Tuesday, September 8th, from 1-3PM. Kitchens says the mission of the listening sessions is to connect with constituents to discuss issues and concerns that directly impact the First Assembly District. The … Continue reading

Door County Winter Guide is Out


The weather may be hot and humid, but the Door County Visitor Bureau is already providing information for visitors as if the snow was flying. Jon Jarosh, Director of Communications and PR for the tourism agency based in Sturgeon Bay, says the winter guide is out already and it’s much different than it was in the early days… Jarosh says the number of guides printed … Continue reading

Door County Cashing in on Earned Media Program


Door County is cashing in on the effort to promote local tourism attractions through earned media efforts. The Door County Visitor Bureau program, launched in 2007, is approaching the $14 million mark. The program welcomes journalists to the county so they can experience the array of local specialties first hand. They, in turn, write articles about the Door County experience which appear in everything from … Continue reading