Ice Age Trail Gains National Park Service Unit Status

It was announced Thursday morning that Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail, with its eastern terminus right here in Door County, is now an official unit ofthe National Park Service. Along with the North Country and New England National Scenic Trails, the Ice Age Trail will now have additional funding opportunities and equal standing with other National Park Service destinations. Senator Tammy Baldwin mentioned how the trail … Continue reading

Winter Weather Advisories in Effect

The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a Winter Weather Advisory, which is in effect until 6PM Sunday, for Door County. Light snow will come to an end early Sunday evening. Any additional accumulation should be under an inch. Temperatures have already fallen below freezing across the northern portion of the county Sunday afternoon, and the southern portion of the county will fall … Continue reading

Storage Shed Fire in Union

An emergency call was made for a structure fire in the Town of Union Tuesday night. It was at about 7:15 when the call came in for a “barn fire” on Sandhill Road, just south of Highway 57, but the structure turned out being a 32×40-foot storage shed with a lean-to addition fully engulfed in flames. Auto-aid was called up from the fire departments of … Continue reading

“Muse” Groundbreaking Ceremony

Wednesday morning a large crowd witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony for the “Muse” building in downtown Sturgeon Bay. This building will house the “Muse” music school and performance venue, while also adding more affordable housing opportunity in the downtown area. Executive Director Kaira Rouer commented on how it will meet multiple needs in the community………….. Building Contractor Craig Cornell spoke about the special cooperation of community … Continue reading

First Steel Cutting at Fincantieri Bay Ship

This last January, Fincantieri Marine Group secured a contract with a company called “Crest Wind” to build a 288-foot service operation vessel (or “SOV”) To support and maintain offshore wind farms in virginia. Wednesday morning was the “first steel cutting” ceremony at Bay Shipbuilding, the first tangible step of the construction process. This moment marks the transition from drawings and plans to creating the actual … Continue reading

Crossroads Selects Koyen as New Executive Director

Sturgeon Bay’s Crossroads at Big Creek has announced that Samantha Koyen will soon be the nonprofit’s next executive director. Laurel Hauser has held that position since 2019, but she will soon move to the position of development director.Koyen has been a member of the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department where she also coordinates the Door County Invasive Species Team. She earned her bachelor’s … Continue reading

DDC Helping to Relocate Guests After Fire at Rowley’s Bay Resort

After Tuesday’s destructive fire at the resort on Liberty Grove’s Rowley’s Bay, the resort, along with Grandma’s Swedish Bakery, Rowley’s Pub, and the Rowley’s Bay Restaurant are now all closed and unable to accept guests for the foreseeable future. Now, Destination Door County is working together with the Rowley’s Bay Resort to help find alternative lodging arrangements for guests that had upcoming reservations at the … Continue reading