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Jacksonport Craft Cottage Sold


Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts will soon be under new management. The village shop, famous for its amish quilts, fine arts and crafts, has been sold to Amy and John Burris of Wisconsin Rapids. Joe and Sue Jarosh, who have been synonymous with the “Craft Cottage” for more than 30 years, will continue to work at the shop for the foreseeable future. The new owners are … Continue reading

Ridges Working With Major Universities to Protect Orchids


The Ridges Sanctuary is no stranger to fundraising efforts. Over the years, the environmental preserve located near Baileys Harbor has embarked on major capital campaigns to enhance its programming, the latest being the construction of a new interpretive center. Executive Director Steve Leonard says there will always be smaller fundraisers on the schedule, but a large scale effort related to the Ridges Signature Orchids is … Continue reading

Door County Branches of Baylake Bank to Remain Open After Merger


According to a news release, all of the Door County branches of Baylake Bank will remain open once the merger between Baylake and Nicolet National Bank is completed. The signing of a definitive merger agreement by the financial institutions was announced on September 8th. The Door County locations include Brussels, Egg Harbor, Ellison Bay, Fish Creek, Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay, Washington Island. The merger is … Continue reading

Maritime Museum Launches Fundraising Campaign


Calling it a major step forward, the Door County Maritime Museum has launched a fundraising campaign that is the largest since the construction of its museum in Sturgeon Bay nearly 20 years ago. An expansion project at the facility on the city’s west side waterfront will include a one-of-a-kind 11-story tower that will serve both as an observation platform and provide additional space for an … Continue reading

Open House at Justice Center Set for September 30th


Planning for a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the Door County Justice Center in Sturgeon Bay is all but wrapped up. The public is invited to an open house on Wednesday, September 30th, from 3-6PM. The event at the Justice Center is the second part of an initiative creating an opportunity for citizens to learn more about the workings of county government and is … Continue reading

Two Arrested in Northern Door County Drug Investigation


Two men accused of dealing cocaine remain in the Door County Jail on cash bonds. Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says the Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force, as well as special agents from the Green Bay office of the DEA, conducted the investigation that led to the two arrests. On September 1st, a search warrant was executed at a home in the Town of Gibraltar where investigators seized … Continue reading

Old Highway Shop Could be Considered for Two County Projects


Some members of the Door County Board of Supervisors are expected to tour the former county highway shop off 14th avenue in Sturgeon Bay Tuesday morning. After working on the logistics for a new central ambulance garage and community resource center in Sturgeon Bay, the county board, at its last regular meeting, decided to take a step back and consider a different direction, rather than … Continue reading