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Area: Door County

  • Artist Emerged: Jennifer Lee

    Franne Dickinson, renowned and beloved Door County artist, answered the phone one day to discover her excited 21 year-old granddaughter Jennifer calling from Ohio saying, “Guess what I just discovered, I think I might be an artist!” Jennifer who had been playing around with sketching realized that she liked the picture she had just drawn […]

  • William Jauquet’s Love of Bronze

    How does a hobby evolve into a passion, and a passion into a career? You might ask William Jauquet, who began in 1978 as a “rural folk woodcarver” and whose career has evolved over the years to encompass a worldwide audience for his bronze castings. His fame travels far and wide, and yet his feet […]

  • Music Man Charlie Eckhardt is Leading the Parade

    Like Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man, Gibraltar Schools’ music teacher Charlie Eckhardt is leading the parade…and his students are keeping step. Since first walking through the Gibraltar Schools’ music room in 2000, Eckhardt has won the hearts of teachers, students, and parents. With an infectious enthusiasm that radiates through his students, Eckhardt’s influence […]

  • Sail Maker Charlie Klein

    The Dorsal Sail Loft is a place where old world methods meet new world technology. Here, above an old boat yard on the Sturgeon Bay waterfront, Charlie Klein stands above an archaic blueprint of a 40-foot sailboat. His mind is calling upon formulas as he deciphers facts and figures from an age-old era of sail […]

  • Door County Half Marathon Race Aims To Boost Early May Tourism

    Another distance event has been added to the Door County running calendar for 2008. Organizers are planning the first Door County Half Marathon for May 3 of next year, an event they hope will enhance the peninsula’s reputation as an active destination while boosting an otherwise slow spring weekend for the tourism-dependent community.

  • Red Putter Pro Tournament Brings Intensity to Ephraim

    “We’ve got to bring the title back to Sister Bay,” was the refrain running through the crowd at the 5th annual Red Putter Pro Tournament. The contingent of area competitors didn’t seem to care who won, just so long as the trophy came back to Northern Door.

  • Musical Ambassador: Eric Lewis

    The first words Eric Lewis utters on his live recording at Camp David in Fish Creek are, “I have to say, I didn’t expect this many people to show up.” And once you meet the quiet, humble man with an accent that is distinctly not of northern Wisconsin, you can believe that he was surprised […]

  • Keeping Your Boat and our Water Clean

    Keeping your boat clean means something different to each boater. For some it means rinsing off fish guts after a successful catch, washing away scuff marks from a lively sail, or keeping a yacht detailed to shine. The thing that all boaters have in common is a love for both their craft and being out […]

  • Strawberry Season

    One of the best things about summer is cooking with fresh, local produce. All winter, I make do with vegetables and fruit that have traveled from afar – losing most of their flavor along the way. Come July, however, an array of brightly-colored and flavored offerings are available, the strawberry being one of my favorites. […]

  • Subtleties in Wood: The furniture of Joel Thomas

    Customers strolling through the county are exposed to all kinds of artwork – watercolor, pottery, sculpture and photography to name a few. Another medium not always instantly thought of as art is woodworking, unless of course one has seen Joel Thomas’ handcrafted furniture. The detail, the tones of the wood he selects, and the overall […]

  • Cherry Hills

    host, and playing partner at one of our fair county’s hidden treasures, Cherry Hills Golf Resort. Three years ago, I jumped into my own little slice of Door County living as co-owner and superintendent of Cherry Hills. And while there may be a smattering of bias, in general, our golf excursion will be not unlike […]

  • Treating the Whole Person: Michele Geiger-Bronsky

    Several years ago, my friend “Jane” started raving about the woman she referred to as her doctor. “You like going to your exams?” we asked suspiciously. “Absolutely!”  Jane replied. “It’s like visiting a good friend, a therapist, and a doctor all at once. She’s fantastic.” Jane’s “doctor” is Michele Geiger-Bronsky, a nurse for over 30 […]

  • Fishing with Dry Feet

    Northern Door County is surrounded by beautiful water and abounds with excellent opportunities for fishermen – but the big water can be daunting for novice fishermen or parents who just want to take their kids out for a few hours of fishing during their vacation. While it is true that there is ample room out […]

  • Leap and the Landing Will Appear: Artist Jodi Brey

    Jodi Brey takes what you might call a holistic approach to art. She is a skilled sculptor and jeweler who happens to possess the unique ability to bring her craft into a larger sphere – one that encompasses the myriad connections between environment, community and, of course, the impetus for art. But like the story […]

  • The Architecture of Steve Wadzinski

    It strikes you immediately. It’s a long, narrow window, no more than a few inches wide on the long west side of the structure. If it were simply turned 90 degrees it could slip by almost unnoticed. Sure, it might register as a bit peculiar, but it’s not the window itself that steals your eyes; […]

  • The Legends of Death’s Door: Crossing between fact and fancy

    In Door County, heritage and history seep from every place imaginable. A sense of ancestry drips from the names painted upon mailboxes and carved into roadside placards, while each row of cherry trees in an orchard draws lines back to earlier days. These elements speak to the history of this place as much as the […]

  • Sha La Di Dah: Jay Whitney’s Got One Big Mouth

    One recent, unusually warm spring evening, on the sidewalk outside the new Ladder House Bar and Grill in downtown Sturgeon Bay, four girls were getting some air, a couple was holding hands and laughing, and a young guy with a tattooed neck and spiky black hair was addressing a couple who happened by, walking their […]

  • Taking the Plunge: Choosing the sailboat for you

    Another summer day culminates in the sun sinking over the bay. The setting sun is framed by cumulus, birds in flight, and softer tones of an evening beginning to awake. Sails, too, are on the horizon, seemingly the only human element that could complement the tranquility of twilight – a piece of perfection in your […]

  • Village Buys Helm’s for $4.9 Million

    Last October the redevelopment of Helm’s Four Seasons hotel in downtown Sister Bay was the subject of controversy centered on a marina proposal tied to the hotel/condominium project.

  • Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant

    The highest praise you can give a restaurant in the county is to say that locals frequent it. That is definitely the case at Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant. You aren’t just going to find locals, though; visitors and summer residents are also very much in the know when it comes to where to find a […]