Sunday Brush Fire in Town of Union

There was a brush fire in a wooded area in the Town of Union Sunday afternoon. The call came in for an area of dry grass burning in the woods near 1204 Pit Road, shortly after 12:00 noon. The Door County Sheriff’s Department were first on the scene confirming the active fire and assessing the situation. BUG Department Fire Chief Curt Vandertie reports his crew … Continue reading

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Gibraltar School District “Right-Sizing” Administration

The enrollment numbers in the Gibraltar School District have been slowly declining for a number of years, and that has lead to some changes in the administration. School Board President Dr. Stephen Seyfer tells us how this trend is being addressed by the board and their “right-sizing” approach…. Just about 1 year ago, the school’s Dean of Students resigned. Dr. Seyfer explains how the board … Continue reading

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RV and Barn Lost in Gardner Fire Friday Morning

There was a fire call Friday morning in the town of Gardner, adjacent to Claflin Park at Little Sturgeon Bay. At 6:05 am, the BUG Fire Department was dispatched for a report of an RV in front of a barn, and both were fully englulfed in flames. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie says his units first arrived on the scene and confirmed the RV And … Continue reading

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FAQs about New Eagle Tower and Canopy Walk

The new Eagle Tower and canopy walk ramp to the top have become very popular attractions in Peninsula State Park since their opening last month. There have been many questions arising about specific information in visiting the new tower. The “Friends of Peninsula State Park” have provided a few answers to some of the more frequent questions: the new tower and canopy walk are open … Continue reading

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DCA Announces 2021 Season Schedule

The Door Community Auditorium has just announced its 2021/2022 30th Anniversary Main Stage performance schedule. After a season that was curtailed by the COVID pandemic, the DCA Board and staff are excited to return to in-person shows. Executive Director Cari Lewis comments, “We think it’s time, and we’ve put a great deal of preparation and care into doing it safely.” The auditorium’s HVAC system has … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Weekend Ceremonies in DC

We have a reminder here from Door County Veterans Service Officer Beth Wartella about the Memorial Day ceremonies taking place in Door County this weekend. First, on Sunday, the American Legion Post 372 of Forestville will be conducting memorial activities with a firing squad at 23 various cemeteries in the Southern Door area from 7:20 am through 12:15 pm. Those locations and times are listed … Continue reading

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Baileys Harbor July 4th Events

The Baileys Harbor Community Association has announced their holiday events for this summer’s Independence Day. On the Sunday of July 4th, they will be closing Highway 57 through town from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. Both Saturday and Sunday they will have the arts and crafts market. There will be a pancake breakfast, live music, food & drinks, lawn games, outdoor pop-up shops, a chalk … Continue reading

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WI State Parks Capacity Limits Increase

With the big holiday weekend coming up, the Wisconsin DNR recently announced that outdoor capacities for events, activities, and outdoor facilities such as group campgrounds, open-air shelters, and amphitheaters is increasing at properties across the state park system. Effective immediately, volunteer group sizes can increase to 350 people outdoors with small working groups of 50 or less. Naturalalist activities, education programs, “Friends” hikes, and candlelight … Continue reading

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Sunshine Resources Receives Autographed Packers Footballs

The clients and staff at Sturgeon Bay’s Sunshine Resources were dressed in their favorite green & gold packer apparel this last Friday. Of course, there was no Packer game this weekend, but they were showing their appreciation for the autographed Packers footballs each client and staff member received from the group Packers Give Back. Director of Day Services Dawn Thiry comments, “The team at Sunshine … Continue reading

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The Cookery in Fish Creek Closing May 31st

It was the 4th of July in 1977 when Dick and Carol Skare opened up the Cookery Restaurant in Fish Creek. In the last 44 years the community has watched the beloved restaurant grow from a small cottage to the full restaurant with wine bar and lodging which they offer today. Last week, owners Dick and Carol announced their plans to retire and they are … Continue reading

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