Autumn 2005 – volume 3 issue 3
Sara Massey, Madeline Johnson
Brinley Lardiere, Cassie Mead
Julia Chomeau, Myles Dannhausen, Jr., Mariah Goode, Madeline Johnson, Sara Massey, Megan O’Meara, Sam Perlman, Sheila Sabrey–Saperstein, Mike Schneider, Kathlin F. Sickel, Allison Vroman
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In this issue
I went to dinner at Trio Restaurant in Egg Harbor with two friends in preparation for this article; my intentions were to enhance and refresh my memory of the dining experience, capturing the nuances of the setting, the cuisine, and the service. However, as I savored the last spoonfuls of the orange chocolate mousse, I […]
About ten years ago I can remember walking up a fairway at Peninsula State Park Golf Course with friends on our approach to the green. We were looking at similar distances to the green for our second shot – between 170 and 200 yards. With a slight groan, I pulled out my four iron, which […]
An Infusion of Creativity and Skill: Turtle Ridge Studio Gallery
It occurred to me after my visit with Turtle Ridge owner Mary Ellen Sisulak that, apart from the occasional tapestry, fabric as an artistic medium has never really been on my radar. Subconsciously I’ve regarded the stuff of fabric – clothing, scarves and bags – as little more than the dolled-up daughters of necessity: fashionable, […]
Ask five or six peninsula visitors how often they might expect to see the aurora borealis and you are likely to get five or six different answers – once a year, maybe, if they’re lucky, they’ll say; or once every couple of years; or once or twice in a lifetime. What the answers will all […]
I’ve seen you do it, and I do it, too: pull over to the side of the road, jump out of the car, and attempt – most often in vain – to capture the essence of a big old wooden Door County barn with a camera. My particular favorites are those slightly or even largely […]
A Slice of Americana: Friday Night at “The Outdoor”
In much of America, drive-in theaters are abandoned relics of a bygone era. Decrepit old snack bars crumble in overgrown parking lots, still pointing valiantly at the bones of a decaying screen. They are some of the saddest sights on the American landscape, the old speaker posts standing like tombstones marking the graves of youth […]
Palmer Johnson: Building the World’s Finest Yachts
Back in 1918, a company called Johnson and Gmack was busy building and repairing boats for the Great Lakes commercial fishing fleet. But it wasn’t until 1928, when a man named Palmer Johnson, the founder’s son, built the company’s first wooden pleasure boat that an entirely new era began. Its history has had many chapters […]
Behind the Curtain of Fall Colors: A Horticulturist Explains What’s in a Leaf
Door County has been blessed with natural beauty far beyond that of most places. Although this is plain to see on any given day in any given month, it is most evident at particular times, like on a perfect day in May when the world is new and the woods and meadows are alive with […]
As politicians, lobbyists and policy makers in Washington and Madison continue to dance around the issue of healthcare coverage for all, and as fewer and fewer small businesses are fiscally able to provide even minimal insurance coverage for their employees, there is a relatively new organization in Door County that is endeavoring to make sure […]
Local Designer Gives Baileys Harbor a Facelift
My regular daily “commute” rarely takes me to Baileys Harbor, so I drove slowly through the village, taking in the stores and restaurants, some new to me and some that have been there for as long as I can remember. As I came upon Nathan Nichols & Company’s renovated storefront, I had the feelings simultaneously […]
With Horses in Mind: Designing a Door County Ranch
As you drive through the gate and pass along a row of young sugar maples, the A & A Ranch comes serenely into view. Made up of a stable/lounge, a large indoor training ring, a ranch house, and several out buildings surrounded by pastures, this ranch is new to Sister Bay but feels as if […]
The Alexander Noble House in “Olde Towne” Fish Creek
“A jolly good town is old Fish Creek, The best on the pike I know: With its back to the rock and its face to the sea, Where the rollicking breezes blow. As snug as a bug in an old woolen rug, It lies there embowered in green: You may go where you like, on […]