How much U.P. cities are getting for having pot shops in 2023—and what some plan to do with it
LANSING, Mich. (WJMN) — The Michigan Department of Treasury announced this week that millions of marijuana tax dollars would be divvied out to local municipalities based on how many pot shops were licensed and operating in 2023. For some communities in the Upper Peninsula, the windfall of cash will make a big difference to their […]
Egg Harbor Seeks Funds for More Harbor Improvement
Egg Harbor’s marina broke even during 2023, despite a grand total of $91,000 in projects, which included emergency repairs and additional preventive measures and upgrades after chains broke and docks drifted in an August wind event. That was the report during the village harbor committee meeting this month. About...
Kewaunee resident among Alice finalists presented in Egg Harbor
The countdown is on for the Alice in Dairyland Finals in Door County, which officially began after the six finalists vying to succeed the current Alice, Ashley Hagenow, were introduced on Friday in Egg Harbor. Fox Lake’s Cierra Essock, Oconomowoc’s Halei Heinzel, Denmark’s Katrina Hoesley, Kewaunee’s Kiley Pagel, Kiel’s Lauren Siemers, and Big Bend’s Michaela King will all compete for the title of Alice in Dairyland this May. The role is a one-year, full-time public relations position with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). The girls all have different backgrounds and experiences that they can fall back on over the next two months, and Steering Committee Chair Denise Plassmeyer said she was impressed by all six of them when she met them for the first time.
Two New Drive-Thru Restaurants, Strip Mall Proposed
Property located at the corner of South Columbia Avenue and Green Bay Road, near the McDonald’s restaurant on Sturgeon Bay’s west side, could be purchased to build two new drive-thru restaurants and an eight-tenant strip mall with drive-thru access. That proposed project was before the city’s Plan Commission...
Crossroads takes deeper look at NERR
Crossroads at Big Creek will host a special Fish Tales Lecture at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 14 . Dr. Emily Tyner, Director of Freshwater Strategy – UWGB, will present “Research, monitoring, and outreach opportunities with a Bay of Green Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve." When Governor Evers requested...
'It's like one step forward two steps back': Child care struggles in Door County
Door County is considered a child care desert, an area with more than three times as many kids as child care slots.
Cobblestone Hotels seek development agreement extension
You may have to wait until the end of 2025 to check out Sturgeon Bay’s newest hotel. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will act on a recommendation to approve an amended development agreement with Cobblestone Hotel Development LLC, which includes a completion deadline of December 31st, 2025. The group purchased the property near the intersection of Egg Harbor Road and N. 12th Avenue a few years ago and hoped to complete the project by the summer of 2025. Supply chain issues, rising interest rates, and higher construction costs are why Cobblestone Hotel Development LLC is asking for an extension. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will also look to dissolve the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority and approve new floodplain zoning as a part of Tuesday’s meeting at 6 p.m. inside Sturgeon Bay City Hall.
Wisconsin outdoor show prepares fishermen for summer
MARINETTE, Wis. (WLUC) - An outdoor recreation show this weekend in Marinette is preparing you for summer. RV campers, fishing boats, and kayaks are a few outdoor recreation items on display during this year’s Fishing, Boating, and Outdoor Show in Marinette. Vendors like R&R Marine Supply traveled from Sault...
Anglers Rescued From Floating Ice
Eleven anglers were rescued from floating ice on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the end of Big Rock Place in the Town of Gardner. The Brussel-Union-Gardner Fire Department was dispatched at 4:15 pm that day. BUG Fire Chief Curt Vandertie said when firefighters arrived, the group of anglers was spotted about a quarter of a mile from shore north of Big Rock Place, with an area of approximately 200 yards of open water between them and the shore.
DIYs At The Library Through March
This March, patrons can make crafts and take home activity kits from their local library. The Egg Harbor, Ephraim, Fish Creek, Forestville, Sister Bay/Liberty Grove and Sturgeon Bay libraries will all offer a screen-free craft bag, geared towards ages 4K to second grade. Each includes a shamrock maze, a leprechaun animal and a leprechaun bookmark to color. Parental supervision is suggested as the craft contains small parts.
In Praise Of A Supper Club Classic
Chicken. You can bake it, grill it, pan fry it or air fry it. The list goes on. But there’s something about broasted chicken that gets people’s wings flapping. Gilmo’s Bar and Bistro at Wave Pointe Marina and Resort is currently running a Thursday night broasted chicken special. A popular Wisconsin supper club menu item, broasted chicken gets its flavor from marinating after being dusted in a blend of spices. The bird is then cooked in a pressure fryer. The resulting product is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.
Brussels childcare center abruptly closes
Several families in Door County are waiting patiently to see if their childcare center can open their doors again after having their licenses revoked by the state. Earlier this week, Adventures Child Care owner Sandy Jandrin took to Facebook to express her sadness and concern about the facility having to close its doors. She says the license was revoked because she filed the necessary paperwork for her license renewal late. “I want to be clear there were or are absolutely no claims or instances of anything that jeopardized the safety or health of any children. I have devoted my entire life to nurturing and helping children grow. This was simply a paperwork mistake,” Jandrin wrote. Rep. Joel Kitchens says his office is waiting to hear back from the Department of Children and Families, who oversee childcare licenses, to see how the situation can be remedied since many had to make sudden arrangements to ensure their kids could be cared for until a solution could be found.
Door County, WI High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - March 2
Is there high school basketball on the schedule today in Door County, Wisconsin? Of course there is. To ensure you don't miss a possession, we offer specifics on how to stream the games in the article below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on...
Residents Oppose Installing Sidewalk to Connect Trail
Sturgeon Bay’s Local Transportation Board heard Feb. 21 from residents living along South Hudson Court and a portion of South Hudson Avenue who object to the planned installation of a sidewalk along their streets that would connect portions of the Ahnapee State Trail to the north and south. Their...
Door County Candle owner reflects on anniversary of Russia-Ukraine war, fundraising efforts
STURGEON BAY – This past Saturday marked the two-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, a war that continues to this day. Two days later marked a related anniversary for Door County Candle Co., an anniversary its co-owner was surprised to reach and hoping to mark in a different way.
SMALL TOWNS: The unforgettable quilters from Menominee, Michigan
MENOMINEE, Mich. (WBAY) - Back in 1945, when Lutheran World Relief was formed to provide assistance to Europe following World War Two, a group of women from a church in Menominee, Michigan sprang into action. Now, nearly 80 years later, and spanning generations, their mission to help others in need...
Duplexes Approved Over Neighbors’ Objections
The city’s Plan Commission approved two lots to have duplexes, Feb. 21, subject to two other lots on the site being restricted to single-family dwellings, on property located south of Alabama Street between North 4th and 5th Avenue, despite neighbors’ objections. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council had decided...
Winter Scenes By Fish Creek Octogenarian
Eighty-year-old Vietnam veteran and Fish Creek resident Rick Brawner has spent his winter painting. He’s been doing so as a hobby since he was a teenager. Most of his oil paintings are done plein-air and based on Door County’s landscapes.
Broadband Info Workshop Series
A series of workshops is planned to help residents learn more about the Baileys Harbor Broadband Project and its value to residents and businesses. The workshops are co-sponsored by the Baileys Harbor Community Association, Door County Broadband/Bertram Communications, and the Baileys Harbor library. Bertram staff will lead all sessions and...
Eagles Beat Bulldogs in Regional Semifinals
Southern Door’s boys basketball team will play for a WIAA Division 3 regional championship at home Saturday night after the No. 2-seeded Eagles won their semifinal game Friday over No. 7-seeded Peshtigo, 74-47. A three-pointer from Caden Pierre gave Southern Door its first double-digit lead at 10-0, and it...