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SBFD Fills the Boot for MDA


Sturgeon Bay firefighters raised just under $3,731 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during the first of three “Fill the Boot” events on Saturday. With a goal of $10,000 for the 2015 campaign, members of union local 2682 are hoping to do as well or better the next time around on Saturday, July 11th. On that date, you’ll find them at the intersection of 3rd Avenue … Continue reading

County Board Close to Selecting New Door County Administrator


If the Door County Board agrees, Ken Pabich will become the next County Administrator. The 45-year old Pabich, who is currently the Development Director for the City of De Pere, was the unanimous choice of the county board’s administrative committee during its meeting Tuesday. Supervisors will next meet in regular session Tuesday and will be asked to ratify the committee recommendation. Pabich has been offered … Continue reading

Harmony By The Bay Concert Series Opens Wednesday


Sturgeon Bay’s salute to the summer season, the free concert series, Harmony by the Bay, opens on Wednesday evening with a 7PM performance by the Dave Steffen Band. A total of 11 concerts are planned through August 26th at the Martin Park band stand with music ranging from blues to zydeco to rock to oldies. Toss in a tribute to Neil Young and the hybrid … Continue reading

Door County Brewing Announces Hiring & Expansion


The Door County Brewing Company, based in Baileys Harbor, has announced the hiring of Peter Kerwin as its Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations. Kerwin brings more than 30 years of executive financial and operations management to the brewery founded in 2012 by John McMahon. According to a news release, Kerwin’s hiring is part of an effort to meet demand and a market expansion … Continue reading

Consultant Says Eagle Tower Should be Torn Down


A consulting firm has told the Department of Natural Resources that the 75-foot Eagle Tower observation deck at Peninsula State Park will have to come down. The DNR decided to close the tower shortly before the Memorial Day holiday after being told that the tower was no longer structurally sound. Before making any decisions, the state agency engaged the firm of Edge Consulting Engineers of … Continue reading

Ridges Sanctuary to Open New Nature Center Saturday


After years of discussion, careful planning and a major fundraiser, the Ridges Sanctuary’s Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center will be open to the public Saturday. The facility and its nature shop, located at the north end of downtown Baileys Harbor, will be open daily from 9AM to 6PM. The business office housed at the center is open Monday to Friday from 9AM to 5PM, you can … Continue reading

DCEC Holding Retirement Party for Jerry Viste


For more than three decades, Jerry Viste was the face of the Door County Environmental Council. He retired earlier this year, turning over the organization to a group of dedicated people who promise to follow his lead. A retirement party will be hosted by the local environmental group Sunday, from 1PM to 3PM, at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. Cake, coffee, wine and … Continue reading