Fall Primary Door County Election Results

The results are in from Tuesday’s Fall Partisan Primary Election. Here in Door County there was a total of 7,100 ballots cast. Of those ballots 3,259 were entered as Democrats and 2,480 were entered as Republican. The one local office which was contested in both parties was that of Door County Treasurer. On the Democratic end most votes were cast for Jan Arbter Anderson with … Continue reading

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Possible New EMS Facility on Washington Island

One issue for residents of Washington Island in recent years has been the need for an upgrade for island EMS facilities. The current location housing these services is the firehouse complex at the intersection of Townline Road and Airport Road. The Door County Board of Supervisors voted July 28th to make an offer to purchase the Historic Island Dairy, at the corner of Townline Road … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Common Council Meeting Recap

There was a Sturgeon Bay City Council meeting Tuesday night. One item on the agenda was a street closure approval which was passed that will now allow the construction work to commence in the alleyway behind the new “Marketplace by Bliss” building downtown. Also there was an informative update for the “Under the Stars Night Market” from Destination Sturgeon Bay. Mayor David Ward explains how … Continue reading

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Census Response from Vacation Homes in DC

We have a message here from the communications team working with the US Census Bureau with some important information for those with vacation or seasonal homes in Door County. At this point, only 46.2% of Door County households have completed the 2020 census, well below the state-wide completion rate of 69.5%. One cause of this low response rate could be seasonal home owners who might … Continue reading

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Lake Michigan Breaks July Mean Level

In a recent press release from the Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, it says that the Great Lakes have likely reached their peak levels for the year and are predicted to decline. Lake Superior is the one exception as it is predicted to peak next month before beginning its seasonal decline. Lake Michigan set another new monthly mean record high water level in July, … Continue reading

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Door Community Child Development Center in Old Barker Center

Sturgeon Bay’s Barker Child Development Center closed temporarily in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and then permanently at the beginning of July. Now the Door County Medical Center has announced that in the former location of the Barker Center, the need for a primary childcare facility will be met with the new Door Community Child Development Center. The quick reopening of this facility is … Continue reading

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DC Census Takers Will Visit Houses of Non-Responders

For Door County households that have not yet responded to the 2020 census, starting July 30th Door County census takers will begin following up by visiting households to gather data. The current self-response rate for the census in Door County is 46.1%. The remaining households will receive a visit by the Census Bureau to collect responses in-person. If you have yet to respond, you can … Continue reading

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Door 2 Door Celebrates 10 Years

“Door 2 Door Rides”, which is Door County’s first public transit service, gave it’s first official ride on August 10th of 2010, almost ten years ago. Since then, they have provided over 360,000 rides with an average of well over 3,000 rides per month. When the service started in 2010, it was limited to a 3-mile radius within Sturgeon Bay. Their fleet consisted of just … Continue reading

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Peninsula Music Festival “PlayOn” Initiative Reaches Fundraising Goal

Back on May 13th, the Peninsula Music Festival launched their “Play-On” initiative fund. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought continuing uncertainty, endless postponements, season cancellations, and a shutdown of supplemental sources of artistic income. The “Play-On” fund was started to help the musicians of the Festival orchestra with a stipend to help support their essential needs such as food, rent/mortgage, utilities, medical expenses, phone bills, and … Continue reading

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Donna Theater Seats Available

With the current renovation of the the Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay, they are clearing out some theater seats from the old Donna Theater. They are now offering these seats for free to the public, and they are going fast. If you are interested in some of these old seats you can send an email to Jon Ginnow. His email address is “jon@thirdavenueplayhouse.com”. Pickup … Continue reading

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