47th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art Exhibits Virtually

Sturgeon Bay’s Miller Art Museum is now presenting their 47th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art Exhibition. This year, the exhibition features 83 Door County high school students from all 5 peninsula schools with nearly 100 works of art from the 2020-2021 academic year. Due to safety concerns with COVID-19, the exhibition will be available to the public through the museum’s website where … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Cherry Board Election

The Wisconsin Cherry Board is composed of five grower members who are responsible for administering Wisconsin’s Cherry Marketing Order. They secure and distribute funding for research, education, and promotion of Wisconsin grown cherries. There will be two new vacancies on the board and Wisconsin tart cherry growers have until June 15th to vote for those board seats. Only one producer, Barry Peterson of Green Bay, … Continue reading

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Dry Spring Brings Lower Lake Levels

The US Army Corps of Engineers released a recent report on the water levels of the Great Lakes, and those levels are below last year’s record levels but do continue their seasonal rise into the summer months. Drier conditions so far this spring have limited the seasonal rise of Lake Michigan, but there are still a few months of expected rise from increased precipitation and … Continue reading

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NWS Issues Frost Advisory

The National Weather Services in Green Bay has issued a Frost Advisory, which will be in effect from 12AM until 8AM Tuesday, for the counties of Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Brown. Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered. Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

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DDC CEO Jack Moneypenny Leaving the Organization

Monday morning Destination Door County Board Chairman Todd Trimberger announced the forthcoming departure of the organization’s President and CEO Jack Moneypenny. He will remain in his position through July 14th, but stated that he believes it is time to part ways with Destination Door County due to the organization’s structure and direction change. Moneypenny was hired as President and CEO in 2007 just as the … Continue reading

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Alpine Resort Sold

True North Real Estate recently announced the sale of Egg Harbor’s Alpine Resort and Golf Course. Back in 1922, John and Paul Bertschinger opened the popular resort and for almost a full century they hosted many family vacations, weddings, conferences, golf outings, and more. Included in the sale are 165 acres of open green space, nearly half a mile of Green Bay shorefront, picturesque bluffs, … Continue reading

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Thursday Power Outage in Egg Harbor

There was a power outage in northern Door County Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 12:00 noon, it was reported a large vehicle had snagged a communication wire mounted to a utility pole along Highway 42 near the intersection with County Road “E” on the north side of Egg Harbor. That utility pole snapped and caused the power outage. WPS Spokesperson Matt Cullen informed us that initially … Continue reading

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Southern Door School Awarded Fab Lab Grant

The Southern Door School District was recently awarded a state grant through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to help fund new fabrication laboratory facilities. The district was awarded $25,000 to expand its equipment in the elementary and middle school fabrication labs. Southern Door is one of 28 school districts across the state being awarded a total of over $635,000 in “fab lab” grants this year … Continue reading

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DCEDC Chooses Finley Engineering Co. for Assessment

Along with water, sewer, electric power, and natural gas, broadband internet access is now considered part of critical infrastructure. As Door County struggles with broadband service issues and increasing demand, the Door County Economic Development Corporation has been working with local municipalities, private companies, and local foundations to fund a comprehensive assessment of the county’s current broadband infrastructure. In the search for possible short and … Continue reading

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Peninsula State Park Upgrades

Tuesday the wisconsin DNR announced some recent changes at Peninsula State Park, including property upgrades, new facilities and infrastructure, and the anticipated reopening of popular property amenities. Among the property upgrades, visitors will now find new shower restroom facilities in the south Nicolet campground, restroom upgrades in various campgrouinds, a new sanitary dump/fill station, a new restroom facility at the Northern Sky amphitheater, and addition … Continue reading

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