Door County Living Winter 2020/2021

In this issue

  • Interior Life: Inspirations for reimagining your space

    photography by Bailey Koepsel It took a pandemic for many of us to look around and see our living spaces with fresh eyes: that wall we always wanted to paint, those shelves we wanted to install, that piece of furniture we always wanted to refinish. Maybe we pushed the couch here and plunked a desk […]

  • Bonnie Spielman

    After hearing her name countless times, seeing her face in plenty of photos and reading about her prowess as a bartender, it was a relief to finally get Bonnie Spielman on the phone. A busy Labor Day weekend had just passed, and she had spent it doing exactly that: laboring. Selling hats upon hats at […]

  • Stephanie Birmingham Fights for Those Who Live on the Margins

    Through advocating for mental health and for those with disabilities, counseling, working with inmates, providing opportunities for people without homes, and serving as a bedside volunteer at a children’s hospital, Birmingham has reached a great number and great diversity of individuals.

  • Repurposing Nostalgia: David Frykman Creates Whimsical Wooden Keepsakes from Eagle Tower

    Since likely any of us can remember, Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park was a fixture on the landscape — as familiar and beloved to Door County as cherry trees and lighthouses.  Whether or not you huffed up the 75-foot-high structure perched atop a 180-foot limestone bluff to take in an epic view of the […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Girls Head to State Swim Meet

    It’s safe to say that Sturgeon Bay Co-Op sophomore swimmer Christy Braun will be busy at the WIAA State Girls Swimming Meet today in Waukesha. At the Ashwaubenon Sectional Meet on March 30, Braun qualified in two individual events and added two relays. Braun placed fourth in the 100-breaststroke with a time of 1:07.12 and […]

  • Eggnog’s Boozy Cousin: The Tom & Jerry

    When you live in the wintery Midwest — and particularly in Wisconsin, America’s Dairyland — it’s no surprise that there’s a common cold-weather cocktail that features brandy, milk and butter as its core ingredients. And although it serves our dairy heritage well, the drink’s origins actually stem from a British journalist, Pierce Egan, who added […]

  • Curiosities: Farewell, Old Barns

    Some saw eyesores; others saw beautiful symbols of rustic rural life. For decades, a handful of barns, sheds and homes at the intersection of Highways 42 and 57 stood in disrepair, crumbling piece by piece, year after year, in view of the visitors who flock to northern Door County.  Until October. That’s when the Town […]

  • Curiosities: Lighthouse Living

    You won’t find one of Door County’s most unusual lodgings on any vacation-rental website. That’s because only select individuals are allowed to book a stay at the Sherwood Point Lighthouse, which stands at the southwestern entrance to Sturgeon Bay. It was established in 1883 and is named for Peter Sherwood, who settled on the point […]

  • Curiosities: Ever Wonder Why There Are Two Egg Harbors?

    The County of Door is divided into 19 municipalities. That leaves a lot of words to choose from to give them all their own name, yet there are six communities that share their name with another.  If it’s good enough for you, it’s good enough for me? There’s the Town and City of Sturgeon Bay, […]