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Sturgeon Bay Named a Top Seaside Community


Sturgeon Bay was recently announced as one of the top 10 seaside communities in the nation. The sparkling water, combined with the historic waterfront and relaxed quality of life helped Sturgeon Bay reach number 3 in the voting conducted by Coastal Living Magazine. The only ones that ranked higher were Stuart, Florida and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. This is the fifth annual contest to name the … Continue reading

Town Meetings to Decide Fate of BUG Fire Department Upgrade


The next step in the process intended to upgrade facilities for the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department happens Tuesday night at annual town meetings in the department’s coverage area. On April 5th, a majority of voters in each of the towns supported the advisory referendum calling for a $2.8 million facilities upgrade with the capability of housing a Door County ambulance in Brussels. The votes taken at … Continue reading

DARE Program Helping Young People Make Good Choices


More than three dozen members of the Door County DARE program made the trek to Milwaukee last week to Miller Park and a Brewers game. Door County Sheriff’s Department Juvenile Investigator Chris Neuville teaches the program whose acronym stands for “Drug Abuse Resistance Education.” During a recent interview on the DARE program, Neuville noted that the current focus is on helping young people make good … Continue reading

Jacksonport Women’s Club Tree Sale Deadline Approaching


Now that we’re expecting a warm spell for the next week or so, many people will be heading outside to get in a little yard work. For those looking to add an element of beautification to the mix, the Jacksonport Women’s Club may have the answer. The northern door club ‘s fourth annual tree beautification program is still taking orders, but the deadline is fast … Continue reading

Friends Group Makes Large Donation to Peninsula Park


Peninsula State Park near Fish Creek will have more naturalist activities available, be better positioned to deal with invasive species, and, have improved trail maintenance thanks to a $25,500 donation from the Friends of Peninsula State Park accepted by the State Natural Resources Board in Madison Wednesday. The “friends” group donation will cover the general wage and fringe benefit for a limited term naturalist position, … Continue reading

Stuewer Retires After More Than 40 Years at SBFD


Members of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department welcomed two of their colleagues to new positions, said goodbye to a long-time member of the department, and, acknowledged the work of its part-timers during a special swearing-in ceremony at city hall earlier this week. Fire Chief Tim Dietman says every organization knows that, sooner or later, there will be a changing of the guard as veterans retire … Continue reading

4th Avenue Road Work Begins in Sturgeon Bay

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The North 4th Avenue construction project in Sturgeon Bay finally got underway Monday. The initial plan was to get the project up and running on March 28th, but concern about an impending storm caused the contractor to move the starting date back to April 4th. However, the prospect of cold weather led Degroot, Incorporated of Green Bay to push the work back by another week … Continue reading