Free COVID-19 Testing Site in Sturgeon Bay, June 2-4

Door and Kewaunee Counties are working together with the Wisconsin National Guard to offer free COVID-19 testing to the local community. A testing site will be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on june 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, at the Door County Sheriff’s Office on Duluth Avenue. No registration is necessary, but they do ask you to report on the correct day. Tuesday June … Continue reading

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All DC Library Branches Offer Pickup Service Starting June 1st

Starting this Monday June 1st, the Door County Library System will ease into “Phase 1” of their gradual expansion of services. They will now be offering pick-up service at all library branches across the county. There are still no inter-library loans at this time, so patrons must call individual branches to request items from an individual library’s collection and schedule a pick-up time. All library … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend June 6-7

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is hosting their 8th annual “Wisconsin Free Fun Weekend” this June 6th and 7th. During that weekend state park admission stickers and trail passes will not be required. Also, you will be able to fish without a fishing license and without trout or salmon stamps. All other fishing regulations will still apply. On that weekend, ATV’s and UTV’s will … Continue reading

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Jacksonport Farmers Market Returns Tuesdays

The Jacksonport Area Business Association has just announced that their farmers market is scheduled to start up again this Tuesday, June 2nd. It will be held at Lakeside Park in downtown Jacksonport Tuesday mornings from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, weather permitting. These events are open to Door County vendors. To help control the spread of COVID-19, the market will have to be different this … Continue reading

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Nicolet Bank Closes 3 Door County Branches

The Nicolet Bank will be permanently closing three of their Door County branches in the next 120 days. Bank president and C.E.O. Mike Daniels has informed us that the Ellison Bay, Fish Creek, and Brussels branches were temporarily closed in mid-April to safeguard their employees from COVID-19. During this time they noticed mobile and virtual banking increase as well as customers visiting other branches. These … Continue reading

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Name Released in Auto Fatality Near Gills Rock

The Door County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the 76 year-old Ellison Bay man who died being pinned beneath his vehicle Saturday night. John M. Smejkal was backing his car down a steep driveway of his residence near Gills Rock when he attempted leaving the vehicle and became pinned beneath in the process. The Sheriff’s Office has commented that this incident remains under … Continue reading

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Fatal Vehicular Accident near Gills Rock

In a statement released by the Door County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a call just after 7:00 Saturday evening. A call came in that there was a crashed vehicle on a private residential property on Wisconsin Bay Road, near Gills Rock. First on the scene, the medical responders found a 76 year-old male, owner of the residence, pinned under his vehicle. It appeared that … Continue reading

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Condo Fire in Northern Sister Bay

The Sister Bay Liberty Grove Fire Department responded to a fire just after 9:00 Saturday evening. The Location was a unit of a condominium building along the Green Bay shoreline in northern Sister Bay. They were joined by the departments from Ephraim, Gibraltar, Egg Harbor, Baileys Harbor, Jacksonport, and also by Door County Emergency Services. Initially, the call came in as a smaller fire on … Continue reading

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Wisconsin State Parks Return to Regular Hours. Rock Island State Park Remains Closed.

The Wisconsin D.N.R. has informed us that beginning May 23rd, all Wisconsin state parks will return to regular operating hours of 6:00 am to 11:00 pm seven days a week. They will no longer be closed on Wednesdays. One exception, however, is that Rock Island State Park will remain closed to all use, including camping, until July 1st. Ferry service to and from Rock Island … Continue reading

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Commitment to Cleanliness and Safety Initiative, Digital Materials Available

Destination Door County is reaching out to local businesses in regards to the new “Commitment to Cleanliness and Safety Initiative”. If your local business or organization is preparing to reopen and safely welcome visitors again, the initiative has created a digital and ready-to-print “Welcome Back Letter” for you to share with your guests and customers. This is in order to more effectively manage visitor expectations … Continue reading

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