Door County Living – Autumn 2023

In this issue

  • A Space of Their Own: Thyme Takes Root with Twelve Eleven

    Occupying a little more than three acres of trees and meadows just outside Sister Bay, Thyme Restaurant; its sister wine bar, Twelve Eleven; and an oversized Quonset hut catering hall are the culmination of a decades-long journey home for two of the peninsula’s hardest-working restaurateurs. Although Thyme opened in 2021 in this location on Highway […]

  • Paul Taylor: Music after Memphis

    Memphis-born multi-instrumentalist Paul Taylor described his prepandemic life as a “gerbil wheel.” For years, he’d worked as a professional musician, playing five or six shows a week, and later he worked with a recording studio and a film-scoring company. But 2020 stopped that gerbil wheel in its tracks. “It’s hard to remember now, but that […]

  • Taking A Chance: At Peach Barn, A Coin Flip Leads A Family Home

    It started with the flip of a coin.  Jason and Sarah White weren’t thinking about opening a brewery when they pulled over on the side of a freeway in the early hours of the morning in July of 2020.  They had just spent a week and a half reuniting with family in Gills Rock over […]

  • Resurrection on the Links: After several uncertain years, golf is thriving again on the peninsula

    On Dec. 30, 2022, Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy bought Maxwelton Braes golf course from Jim Bresnahan. Though many residents had feared the course would sell for development along the southern entrance to Baileys Harbor on Highway 57, Murphy made it clear that his intention is simply to maintain and improve the golf course.  […]

  • DOOR TO NATURE: Snake Sense

    Many people have phobias, such as arachnophobia, the fear of spiders; or acrophobia, the fear of heights. The fear of reptiles and amphibians is called herpetophobia. Herpetology is the study of snakes and other reptiles and amphibians. It is derived from the Greek word “herpeton,” which means “creeping thing.” All of us in northeastern Wisconsin […]

  • CURIOSITIES: The Stickwork Sculpture at Horseshoe Bay Farms

    It’s the kind of sight that makes you point and ask, “What is that?!” It looks rustic, or maybe even a little medieval.  Driving down Horseshoe Bay Road, about three miles south of the village of Egg Harbor, you come upon the picturesque barns of the Horseshoe Bay Farms complex. Then as you pass, what […]

  • CURIOSITIES: A Shining Light in Ephraim

    Most visitors to Ephraim recognize the graffiti-covered warehouse on Anderson Dock, but few know there is a historical marker located beyond the warehouse, near the end of the dock.  There stands a 30-foot-tall obelisk, which at night provides a light to guide sailors in Ephraim Harbor. But it’s much more than a light.  The obelisk […]

  • Race Day at the Fall Fest Derby

    On each of the past two Fall Fest Sundays, I’ve rolled into Sister Bay around 7:30 am to a quiet, largely empty village that is still a couple hours from coming back to life after Saturday’s festivities.  The folks at Analog are serving a few people coffee, but the sides are still down on the […]