Peninsula Players’ Act II Housing Campaign

Earlier this week, the Peninsula Players Theater company announced their Act II Housing Campaign, a fundraising effort to help them provide more adequate housing for some of the personnel essential to the theater’s work. Managing Director Brian Kelsey explains here some of the on-site housing that is in much need of upgrading………. They were very honored to receive a $500,000 lead gift from the Patrick … Continue reading

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Cement Truck Overturns Near Baileys Harbor

A cement truck overturned on the highway north of Baileys Harbor Tuesday morning. Shortly after 11:30, a 21 year-old Sturgeon Bay man was northbound on Highway 57 driving a cement mixer truck from a local cement contractor, carrying a load of cement in the mixer. As he crested a small hill just north of Meadow Road he suddenly noticed a line of cars backed up … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay’s “Wooly” Sculpture Dedication Ceremony

Over 100 spectators gathered in Sturgeon Bay’s Bay View Park Saturday morning to observe the dedication ceremony for “Wooly”, the wooly mammoth sculpture, which now stands next to the Ice Age Trail where it passes through the park. This piece of public art was brought to the city by the local arts board, and board Chair Helen Bacon shared a story about the how the … Continue reading

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Vandenplas Nomination Signatures Challenged

We recently reported in our state news how republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels is being challenged by a voter who says only 345 of of his required 2,000 signatures are valid due to an error on the header of several pages of signatures. Now, we have learned of another challenge to the required signatures of a local candidate. Libertarian candidate for US Representative for the … Continue reading

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First Farmers Market Through Destination Sturgeon Bay a Success

This last Saturday morning was this year’s first farmers market in downtown Sturgeon Bay, and it was also the first market now that the event is managed by Destination Sturgeon Bay. Executive Director Cameryn Ehlers-Kwaterski told us there were some changes to the event, but they were very happy with the results….. The few changes with the location, layout, and vendors brought positive feedback from … Continue reading

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Graham Park Ribbon-Cutting Celebration

Friday morning was the ribbon-cutting ceremony celegrating the opening of Sturgeon Bay’s Graham Park next to the Oregon Street Bridge. Before the ceremony started, local musical group Cathy Grier and the Troublemakers were the first to perform on the park’s new amphitheater stage. Sterling Landscape Services were responsible for much of the work in the park, and owner Lars Braschnewitz offered much thanks for the … Continue reading

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Ridges Sanctuary 20-Year Master Plan

Leaders at the Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor are currently formulating a 20-year master plan that will include the potential for expanded preservation and growth now that the organization is under contract to purchase the nearby Ridges Inn and Suites property later in June. The acquisition of this property is viewed as a once in a lifetime opportunity for the sanctuary. Executive Director Andy Gill … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Common Council Meeting Summary

At Tuesday night’s Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting, they had scheduled 2 public hearings to discuss levying special assessments upon property for curbs, gutters, and sidewalks along 14th Ave and for the alley next to Kitty O’reily’s. There were no speakers either for or against the assessments, and here Mayor Dave Ward tells us what happens next with those assessments…… Then the Council unanimously approved … Continue reading

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Mary Bink Retires from Door County ADRC

There was a recent transition in the staff at Door County’s Aging and Disability Resource Center as their Elderly Benefit Specialist, Mary Bink, retired from that position on May 5th. Mary had worked that position for almost 7 years after previously working for the county Department of Health and Human Services. ADRC Director Jake Erickson shares with us the kind of help Mary provided and … Continue reading

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Wednesday Fire in Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park

There was a fire call in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park Wednesday evening. Just after 6:00 pm, the call came in for smoke and flames coming from a rooftop chimney on the south end of the C & S Manufacturing building on Neenah Ave, that call coming from a few Hatco employees next door who noticed the fire. Sturgeon Bay Assistant Fire Chief Kalin Montevideo … Continue reading

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