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Membership Renewal
It is early, but just a reminder that the annual GDA membership ends on May 31, 2017. In order to facilitate the propane contract renewal, it is very helpful to have everyone renew by May 15th. Renewing early ensures that you will be part of the propane contract for the very competitive price of gas. To do so, click HERE to fill our the electronic membership renewal form.  Complete the form and mail in your $25 and you are set. Also, please fill out the form COMPLETELY to ensure that all your information appears in the directory. Any questions, contact us at our email address at 

Whitefish Dunes 50th Anniversary Party
The Friends of Whitefish Dunes is planning on a 50th Anniversary party at the Park on Friday, July 14th.  Click here for a full article detailing the history of Whitefish Dunes State Park. More details regarding the anniversary party to follow as the event gets closer.
-John Swanson

Shivering Sands Master Plan
The DNR has written a Draft copy of how they see the Shivering Sands SNA managed for the next 20 years. If anyone wants input into the process, they need to email, write, or call Thomas Meyer at the DNR and make comments. The deadline for comments is March 10th, so people need to respond quickly.
Draft Master Plan:

Email Comments to: or call Thomas Meyer at 608-266-0394. You may also mail him:
Thomas Meyer
Wisconsin DNR, NHC/6
PO Box 7921
Madison WI 53707

Maintenance Committee
At long last, the missing Arrowhead Lane sign has been replaced. Jim Huhta made the new sign. He and Jim Bornhoffen installed it. I did what I do best -- watched. The committee will be doing an assessment of the drive in Spring. Please let us know of any issues near your property. Paul Kasriel, GDA Maintenance Liaison

Nature Conservancy Activities
Our neighbors, the Nature Conservancy, have highlighted their activities for the year.  Click here to see the full article.

Fire Safety
As we hopefully anticipate the warm summer months, please remember to practice fire safety.  Small beach fires are legal without a permit, but PLEASE use caution!  For complete details review the Guidelines For Guests and Renters (applies to us homeowners, too!!) under the Bylaws tab.

Aging in Door County
Join our Glidden Drive conversation to share your ideas about growing older with the Door County Community Foundation. They will be using our feedback along with others’ from similar meetings to develop a future vision of growing older in Door County. They hope to provide momentum for many local organizations and citizen groups to realize parts of this future vision. Click here for more information.

Noxious Weeds
Please click here for updated information on dealing with invasive Phragmites and to view the full Power Point presentation given at the July GDA meeting.


The Tin Plate is opening on Tuesday, May 2nd at 11:00am and will be closed on Mondays as usual.  Please note we are serving lunch and dinner only this year.

AGING IN DOOR COUNTY UPDATES (Sara Buscher 04/06/17)
The Door County Community Foundation will soon be issuing its Final Report on the Aging Project.  Click here for an excerpt from their website.

GLIDDEN LODGE PIER (John and Deanna Swanson 03/06/17)
As most of you are aware, the aging Glidden Lodge pier has been gradually disintegrating in storms over the last year. It has become a safety hazard. This week, it is being removed. The Glidden Lodge Beach Resort does have a DNR permit to potentially rebuild some type of structure. They have elected to see what if any effect removal will have on the beach. Nothing will replace it for now.

NEW SHORELINE ZONING LAW (Sara Buscher 01/15/17)
People on Glidden Drive may be interested in reading an article about the new Shoreland Zoning law, that sets the rules statewide. Looks like it has loosened some from what Door County had before. Click here to read the full article. 

INVASIVE SPECIES ORDINANCE PASSES IN SEVASTOPOL (01/12/17, Nancy Goldberg)  On 12/19/16, the town board passed an ordinance regulating noxious weeds and terrestrial invasive plants. Click here for full details.

An interesting update article was published in the Peninsula Pulse recently about the Dunes Lake Restoration Project.  Click here to real the full article.

Womens Luncheon
The Women's Luncheons are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 12:30pm. If you are interested in joining the group, please call Barb Mallien at 743-2003 or email her at for location and to provide her with a number count.

Men's Coffee and Gab

Join some of your neighbors each Wednesday from 9-10am at the Happy Hour in Valmy. For $4, you get a bottomless cup of coffee, a donut and lots of camaraderie. Conversation includes news from the neighborhood, Packers, book recommendations and guy talk.

We Need Your Help!
We have an operational Maintenance committee headed by Paul Kasriel. They request your help in identifying signs on the drive or the lanes in need of repair. Please contact GDA at: GDAnews2015@gmail.  The messages will be forwarded to Paul. Thanks for your help in keeping Glidden Drive in order. We are bothered by petty vandalism at times. If you notice these acts as they are occurring, please notify the Door County sheriff. 

Meet The New Member
Click here to for an article about our newest members.

Membership Directory
The new edition of the GDA directory was mailed out in early October 2016.