Special County Board Meeting: Facemask Mandate?

There will be a special meeting of the Door County Board of Supervisors Friday morning at 9:00. The main topic of this meeting will be face masks and if they will be recommended or if there will be a mandate. Many questions will be considered, such as if it falls within the powers and duties of the local health officer or the county board. Does … Continue reading

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Northern Sky Cancels Fall Season in Gould

The Norther Sky Theater Company was poised to celebrate some special anniversaries in 2020. This was to be there 50th year of performing outdoors in Peninsula State Park, their thirtieth anniversary as a professional company, and their first full season in the new Gould Theater in Fish Creek. Now, in a recent press release, they have announced the cancellation of their 2020 fall indoor season. … Continue reading

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Steve Leonard Leaving the Ridges Sanctuary

The Ridges Sanctuary Executive Director Steve Leonard will be leaving the sanctuary in August after serving in that position for 14 years. He is leaving to pursue a master’s degree and career in public health focusing on global environmental health. Leonard feels this is the right time to pursue his interest in the public health field, and for the Ridges to take the next steps … Continue reading

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Local Video on Twitter Investigated

The Door County Sheriff’s Office was contacted July 6th by a concerned citizen in regards to a local video posted on Twitter. They also received several Facebook messages about this video post. The video, seemingly recorded July 4th in Sister Bay, was a recording of the Black Lives Matter protest, with the person making the video saying disparaging comments about the protesters and mimicking firing … Continue reading

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Rock Island Totally Closed to the Public

Last week we reported that Rock Island State Park had closed for the remainder of 2020 due to accessibility limitations and concerns related to COVID-19. All camping reservations have been canceled and reservation holders are to be provided a full refund. The Friends of Rock Island State Park have also canceled all boathouse and lighthouse tours as well. In a most recent update, the Wisconsin … Continue reading

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YMCA Barker Center to Remain Closed

The Door County YMCA Board of Directors made the decision Tuesday to not resume childcare services at the Barker Child Development Center in Sturgeon Bay. The center discontinued its operation of childcare at the onset of the pandemic in late March, and now it will remain closed. Door County YMCA Chief Executive Officer Tom Beerntsen says, “This was a very difficult decision. The Board of … Continue reading

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Group Camping at State Parks Returns July 13th

The Wisconsin DNR will now begin to allow group camping again for groups of 50 or less with reservations on Monday July 13th. Also, they will begin placing camp hosts at state park campgrounds, and select state parks will again be selling firewood to campers. Both Peninsula and Potawatomi State Parks are among those offering firewood. Special park operation conditions remain in place to ensure … Continue reading

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The Madonna Christened in Private Ceremony Monday

In a recent press release from Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, they share the news that a formal christening for the Washington Island Ferry Line’s new vessel, the Madonna, took place at Bay Shipbuilding Monday in a private ceremony. This new ferry measures 124 ft. in length, 40 ft. in beam, and 9 ft. in draft. It has a capacity for 28 vehicles and 150 passengers. The … Continue reading

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Possible Additional Beach Expansion in Egg Harbor

The Village of Egg Harbor has just wrapped up their public beach expansion project last week, and now another beach expansion could possible be on the way. One limiting factor with the newly completed beach property is parking. The village started looking at opportunities to expand available parking, and they began looking at some of the Alpine resort’s adjacent property which happens to be for … Continue reading

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Belgian Days Offering Drive-Through Service

The Brussels Lions Club has recently announced that the 59th annual Belgian Days will indeed be held this summer on July 11th and 12th, but due to restrictions during the pandemic this year it will be a “drive-through” event. Sadly, with current Health Department recommendations, no group gatherings will take place. That means no live bands, baseball, parade, games, or playground access. Organizers say they … Continue reading

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