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Community Foundation Seeking Volunteers for Community Wide Assembly

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This summer, nearly 500 people attended more than three dozen neighborhood conversations about aging in Door County. Now, the Door County Community Foundation is seeking 40 volunteers to gather at a community-wide assembly to review all of the input taken and help shape the common aspirations and shared vision for growing older in Door County. The goal is for the volunteers to reflect the people … Continue reading

El Galeon Returns to Sturgeon Bay

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“El Galeon Andalucia” returns to Sturgeon Bay for a visit Tuesday and Wednesday featuring tours. The replica of a Spanish galleon that traveled the world during the 16th and 17th centuries was part of last week’s tall ships festival in Green Bay, spending a night in Sturgeon Bay. The vessel features a traveling museum with replicas of documents and objects of the age. Tours on … Continue reading

Alley Work in Sturgeon Bay Begins Monday

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Prep work on the alley between Pennsylvania and Quincy Streets, from 5th to 9th Avenue, in Sturgeon Bay, is expected to begin Monday. The city street department says the work is being done in anticipation of future paving. Residents will not be able to use the alley while work is underway, so they will need to find alternate on-street parking. Updates will be provided as … Continue reading

Out of Control Vehicle Collides With Multiple Vehicles & Building

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A runaway car collided with two vehicles, a sign and a building off Highway 42, near Orchard Road, in the Town of Gibraltar, Wednesday afternoon. Luckily, no one was injured. According to the accident report, a Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 19 year old of Cedar Grove, woman was heading north on 42 when her flip-flops got caught on the gas pedal and she lost … Continue reading

Council Votes Against Garage Requirement for New Homes

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As a result of action taken by the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday, people building new homes in the city will not be required to construct a garage as well. Council-members were told requiring a garage as part of the new construction process would be a hardship for people trying to come up with affordable housing. During discussion, it was learned that Habitat for Humanity, … Continue reading

Sheriff’s Department Warns of ATM Thefts

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The Door County Sheriff’s Department is urging businesses that feature automated teller machines(ATMs) in or near their operation, to take the steps necessary to protect their business and equipment. Tuesday evening, a shop south of Sister Bay was burglarized and an ATM was stolen. The machine was later found in Clark Lake. Last year, an outdoor ATM was taken from Fish Creek and a few … Continue reading

Fire Crews Battle Large Grass Fire on Washington Island

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Washington Island’s new Fire Chief, Paul Swanson, is crediting a coordinated effort involving several agencies for the successful resolution of a major grass fire on the island Tuesday. Swanson credits his assistant chiefs and a captain for mobilizing resources from six county fire departments to fight the blaze that eventually encompassed close to three acres of land near the water on the northeast side of … Continue reading