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Autumn 2003 – volume 1 issue 3

Publisher

Brad Massey

Editor

David Eliot

Associate Editors

Sara Massey, Madeline Johnson

Photography Director

Dan Eggert

Contributing Photographers

Roger Kuhns, Brad Massey

Artist/Illustrator

Seth Wessler

Contributing Editors

Vinni Hancock Chomeau, Mariah Goode, Jane Hillstrom, Madeline Johnson, Elizabeth Kuhns, Roger Kuhns, Megan O’Meara, Sam Perlman

Door County Living magazine is published four times annually by:

Door County Living, Inc.,

P.O. Box 606, Ephraim, WI 54211.

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In this issue

  • Second Story Sophistication: Art and Exotic Fare at Mr. Helsinki

    Above Fish Creek’s maddening crowd you’ll find Mr. Helsinki — a restaurant where sophistication climbs up to the second story in hot shoes and hip clothes for eclectic fare, original artwork, fine wine and sassy conversation. Door County tangos with Chicago at the restaurant that has become the place to be seen on the peninsula. […]

  • Good Golf Gifting

    The holiday season is approaching and for many golf enthusiasts, there is no better gift than one that will make for an enjoyable 2004 season.  There’s never a shortage of gift ideas for golfers, but the real question is what will put a smile on the face of that special someone on your list. We […]

  • Fall on a Bicycle in Door County: Routes, Trails, and Rides

    Fall in Door County can be characterized by sunny days, cool evenings, bountiful apple orchards, fun festivals, incredible leaf colors and a general feeling of relaxation in the air. The best way to experience this change of season is on a bicycle. Whether you are an avid bike rider, a weekend warrior, or you haven’t […]

  • Fine Line Designs Gallery, Dan Eggert, Door County, art, art gallery

    Door County’s Artistic Identity: The Galleries and Artists of the Peninsula

    Drive down any highway, street, or back road on the peninsula and you’re likely to notice an uncontested truth about Door County: galleries are everywhere. A quick phonebook count brings up 107 all together, though that number is probably low. Each day, it seems, a new gallery opens its doors, an existing one introduces a […]

  • Blue Harmony

    Having a successful business, retail or otherwise, is never an overnight process. In order to succeed, you have to be patient, determined, hardworking, in the right place at the right time, and, if you are lucky, you have a strong partner with whom you can share the whole process. Peg and John Lowry, of the […]

  • An Unlikely Wine Country

    What is it about the imaginary line that circles the globe half way between the equator and the North Pole? All the way around the northern hemisphere, the line that demarcates the 45th parallel holds the viticulture secret to the growing, harvesting and crushing of grapes to make wine. From the Bordeaux fields of France […]

  • Romancing with Stone

    When an artist starts a jewelry business during an economic slump with the gold price at a daunting $800 per ounce, is this inexperienced naiveté or people who are serious about their art? Jeri and Jeff Taylor, owners of the jewelry and fine art gallery J. Jeffrey Taylor, in downtown Fish Creek, fall into the […]

  • Preserving the Door’s Landscape

    As Door County residents and visitors, we are drawn to the area’s natural beauty. Fortunately, we have many public and private organizations, not to mention individual landowners, working to ensure that Door County’s beauty and environmental diversity are preserved for future generations. To date, Door County contains more than 38,500 individual tax parcels, over 22,000 […]

  • Chicago Historical Society, Christmas Schooner, Christmas tree

    The Risky Careers of Christmas Schooner Captains

    When the late summer storms on the Great Lakes began to stir, and the gales of November rattled the very souls of the schooners, the lake captains saw their transport business diminish. But there came a realization of a new seasonal run — Christmas trees! Christmas trees for those cities and communities where pine forests […]