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I am connected with a group of women who gather in the kitchen every couple of months for what we call a worship session. What we are really doing is putting food up, making lots of one thing that can be stored in the freezer or canned. The last time we gathered we focused on […]
Ever since the revolutionaries tossed boxes of the king’s tea into the Boston Harbor, coffee has been the traditional morning beverage in American mugs. But it’s been more than 200 years, and about time we make amends with tea. Tea can take many forms, and is perfect for almost every season, occasion and time. There’s […]
Ann Miller never set out to be the Kraut Lady of Door County. In fact, she originally wanted to become a plumber in her native Door County as a way to make herself indispensable year round to the smooth flow of life in the place where she grew up, but her father, Carl, talked her […]
As a county, the Door Peninsula provides almost everything to tempt golfers’ desires. Between the short and sweet par-3 course and the elegant country club lays an assortment of courses, holes, bunkers and greens adding to the lore of the vacation hotbed. Beauty is just part of the everyday attraction. But the game of golf […]
As a small child visiting Peninsula State Park one brisk autumn, my father took me by the hand and led me across the street from Weborg Point into the woods. We moved precariously down an unmarked, overgrown trail and emerged into a small cluster of gravestones, slightly pitching and yawing from the earth the way […]
When Door County’s population rises and falls with the changing seasons, buildings go from jam-packed to near empty. On Washington Island, Scott Sonoc said that trend is even more exaggerated, with six busy weeks followed by almost a year of quiet island solitude. That’s why every island building has to wear many hats. “Many buildings […]
Nineteen minutes into the documentary Wild Horse, Wild Ride, the screen is filled with a magnificent summer blue sky marbled with cauliflower-like cumulus clouds and the words “Door County, Wisconsin” pop onto the screen. Then we see Jesus “Chewy” Jauregui for the first time at his 20-acre ranch on County A, with his wild mustang, […]
It’s easy to become complacent in the everyday, the routine. After meeting with Jeanee and Brian Linden of the Linden Gallery of Ellison Bay, however, one is reminded how important it is to travel past familiar boundaries. Fortunately for Door County residents and visitors, The Linden Gallery offers a convenient trip from the ordinary. The […]
Old-school Style Try holding your iPhone in an old-school camera style and use the volume + button as a shutter release. The “volume up” button on the side of the iPhone has been designed to take the shot whenever any camera app is open, plus the near-perfect position makes it feel so good to use. […]
Alright! Autumn has finally arrived in Door County. The weather is cooling down. The crowds have gone home and the general pace has slowed down to a relaxing stroll. For photographers, fall in Door County is paradise. The leaf colors rival, or at times surpass, the famous colors of the East Coast. There is a […]
It was in 1906 that Mary Dickerson (1866–1923) had her outstanding book, The Frog Book, published. It proved to be so popular that Dover Publications came out with its own copyrighted publication in 1969. Of the dozen or more references available on frogs, toads, salamanders and other amphibians, this is still the book I refer […]
Kärin Kopischke double-majored in piano performance and studio art at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. When the demands of the five-year program became overwhelming, she often relaxed by participating in theater activities – acting, singing, working with costumes, painting scenery and directing. “I really loved being able to do a little of everything,” she says. […]
When Lou Williams retired from his Chicago-based public relations and communication firm – L.C. Williams & Associates – in 2001, he was ready for a new occupation, a new hobby. “I get bored easily,” admits the photographer, pilot and sailor. Drawn to wood his entire life, Williams decided to make a couple of walking sticks, […]
Door County history reaches back to the Potawatomi Indians, Swedish settlers, the early Moravian church. But tucked away in a shed just south of Sturgeon Bay lies history dating back to ancient Greece. It’s in Ric Furrer’s workshop – a cluttered, unassuming shed overflowing with historic machinery. It’s a sword formed from fire, iron ore […]