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Area: Sister Bay

  • Door County’s RV Culture

    I didn’t have to ask Jan Harlow a lot of questions. I showed up at Aqualand Camp Resort to talk to the owner, Mike McAndrews, to get a feel for the place, and after a few minutes he stopped talking and said, “you know what, I should just take you down to meet Jan and […]

  • Kristofer’s Terrace

    The smell of blooming nasturtiums blends with the Door County air. The sound of sailboats rocking gently in their slips across the street provides a punctuated, soothing rhythm to gentle guitar notes. A chilled glass of white wine stands next to a plate of warm Brie and brandied fruit as the sun hits the horizon […]

  • Sister Bay Considers Burying Power Lines

    Is improving village aesthetics worth another substantial municipal investment in Sister Bay? That’s the question the village board will soon face. Trustees will gauge public opinion at an informational hearing May 22.

  • Len Villano, Rachel Haas

    Rachel Haas: The Cookie Lady

    When you hear that the name of a business is Cookie Lady, human nature undoubtedly leads you to picture a matron in an apron – possibly even your mother or grandmother. So it will probably come as a surprise to learn that Sister Bay’s “cookie lady” is actually Rachel Haas, a normally soft-spoken, petite, young […]

  • Hank Eckert

    Hank Eckert: Sister Bay’s One-time Postmaster

    Watching my grandfather Hank Eckert’s weathered hands sift through relics of mail, he smiles and says, “You have a big job ahead of you!” He has had a big job – as a soldier in World War II and the former postmaster of Sister Bay – and quite a happy life. Henry George Eckert, born […]

  • New Ideas Wanted: Same Old Not Working for Sister Bay

    Door County needs new ideas.

    That was the theme sounded in most of the conversations I had with business owners and managers I spoke to last week for my report on Sister Bay’s business climate. There

  • Dead Zone: Sister Bay business climate goes cold

    Robin Yost, the General Manager of the Scandinavian Lodge in Sister Bay, keeps a guide to Northern Door’s open restaurants at the resort’s front desk.

  • Sarah Doneff, Mike Meyers

    The View From the Line: A Look in the Kitchen

    Some restaurant cooks bounce around the kitchen like a jitterbug, as if the floor is made of hot coals and there’s a meddlesome fly buzzing around their head. They hop from flat-top, to fryer, to the prep cooler, then to the grill and back to the prep cooler. They shout instructions to prep cooks, find […]

  • Ping Photography, Annie Alberts, John Alberts, Top Shelf

    Top Shelf Café & Gourmet: Not Your Mother’s Corner Deli

    So, Top Shelf Café and Gourmet is not your mother’s corner deli…unless your mother was in the habit of running to the corner to pick up a tin of black truffle butter, some Korean ginger scallion marinade or a bit of Purple Haze goat cheese with lavender and fennel. The shop somehow manages to fit […]

  • Door County’s Lake and Bay View Bus Line

    When the United States entered World War II t effort required contributions from every corner of the country, including a little bus depot in Sister Bay.

  • Ping Photography

    Pipka Ulvilden: The Santa Lady

    For those who celebrate it, Christmas conjures a warm, fuzzy feeling inside, and it makes sense to appreciate a woman who’s known as “The Santa Lady,” someone who takes those traditions and turns them into art. Even if she didn’t have her roots deep in the Christmas spirit, the warmth Pipka Ulvilden radiates is undeniable. […]

  • Be A Fall Fest Mad Hatter!

    Dust off your raspberry berets, Mexican sombreros and bonnets, and give them some flair for the Peninsula Pulse/ Sister Bay Advancement Association Fall Fest Hat Contest.

  • Harvey and Helen Haen Egg Harbor

    Where are the Women in Local Government?: Local boards dominated by old men

    “When I look back on it, my first role models of working women were Egg Harbor people,” Bonnie Cady told me. “Helen Haen, Esther Birnschein, Tuie Bogenschutz, those are the first women I can remember

  • Stalking Tranquility – Door County’s Hunting Tradition Alive and Well

    When you ask a seasoned hunter what he likes most about his sport, don’t assume the answer is bagging a 30-point buck. More than likely he will mention the tranquility of the woods, the closeness to nature. Civilized man often works inside a building and travels inside a vehicle. Sometimes his only opportunity to commune with […]

  • The Seaquist Family: Six Generations Raising Apples for 150 Years

    The first Seaquist to raise apples in Door County was Anders, a native of Sweden, who came across Green Bay in the early 1860s with Sophia, his wife, two sons and a very seasick cat. He built a log cabin on a hill east of Ephraim and went to work cutting wood he sold to […]

  • Apples: Door County’s Other Fruit

    Door County is more than cherries. The peninsula’s orchard industry also boasts a bountiful fall harvest of apples.

  • Around the World in 11 Years: Jake Kodanko’s life on land and sea

    Some people learn geography studying maps; others, like Jake Kodanko, learn hands on. From 1943 to 1954 he served in the Merchant Marines, “traveling all over the world,” he recalls, “visiting 56 different countries, some several times.”

  • Jack Bunda to be remembered July 30

    Door County news to come.

  • Mark Woerfel: Pitching the DCL’s Most Complete Game

    Mark Woerfel is the league’s most-decorated player, with 11 pitcher of the year awards and 11 championships, with few signs of slowing down at age 57.

  • Door County League Batting Champions

    1964: Dick Staver, Sister Bay, .533 1965: Dick Staver, Sister Bay (average not available) 1966: Not available 1967: Dick Staver, Sister Bay, .468 1968: Jim Koessl, Sister Bay, .