Early Summer 2007 – volume 5 issue 1
Publisher: Brad Massey
Editor: David Eliot
Associate Editors: Sara Massey, Madeline Johnson
Copy Editor: Allison Vroman
Photography Director: Dan Eggert
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In this issue
Familiar Faces: The Sister Bay Bowl
The old adage “good help is hard to find” might be true when it comes to staffing a restaurant. Of course, there are always exceptions, and the Sister Bay Bowl is one of them. “The Bowl,” as it is called by locals and longtime visiting patrons alike, has long had a reputation for giving ample […]
Good Taste is All in the Family: The Shoreline Restaurant
Mike and Mary Mead have a saying about how your meal is served at their Shoreline Restaurant in Gills Rock: “First you eat with your eyes.” If that’s true, between “drinking in” the panoramic water view and enjoying the presentation, you could be full before you take your first bite. But the Meads invite you […]
host, and playing partner at one of our fair county’s hidden treasures, Cherry Hills Golf Resort. Three years ago, I jumped into my own little slice of Door County living as co-owner and superintendent of Cherry Hills. And while there may be a smattering of bias, in general, our golf excursion will be not unlike […]
Sturgeon Bay’s 3rd Avenue: Past and Present
In 1850, Oliver Perry Graham built a log cabin on the east shore of Sturgeon Bay, the wilderness of northeastern Wisconsin. The rugged landscape – dense forests, treacherous waters, rocky fields – was challenging, as well as intimidating. But the early settlers were hearty immigrants who recognized opportunity. Shortly after his arrival, Graham was joined […]
Treating the Whole Person: Michele Geiger-Bronsky
Several years ago, my friend “Jane” started raving about the woman she referred to as her doctor. “You like going to your exams?” we asked suspiciously. “Absolutely!” Jane replied. “It’s like visiting a good friend, a therapist, and a doctor all at once. She’s fantastic.” Jane’s “doctor” is Michele Geiger-Bronsky, a nurse for over 30 […]
Northern Door County is surrounded by beautiful water and abounds with excellent opportunities for fishermen – but the big water can be daunting for novice fishermen or parents who just want to take their kids out for a few hours of fishing during their vacation. While it is true that there is ample room out […]
Springtime Kayaking: The “Door” to early season paddling
There’s a mellow May breeze rustling the reeds and wild rice along Reibolts Creek. Yellow water lilies bob gently in the wake of the boat, and the high whistle of a Blue-winged Teal breaks the stillness of the foggy dawn as the sun rises over Moonlight Bay. A morning like this one is not uncommon […]
Leap and the Landing Will Appear: Artist Jodi Brey
Jodi Brey takes what you might call a holistic approach to art. She is a skilled sculptor and jeweler who happens to possess the unique ability to bring her craft into a larger sphere – one that encompasses the myriad connections between environment, community and, of course, the impetus for art. But like the story […]
Two generations of the Frykman family formed a partnership in 2005 to make art their life and opened The David Frykman Studio Gallery in Door County’s “gallery town” of Ellison Bay. Theirs is a happily-ever-after success story, for success in Door County pretty much means doing the thing you love to do and making a […]
The Architecture of Steve Wadzinski
It strikes you immediately. It’s a long, narrow window, no more than a few inches wide on the long west side of the structure. If it were simply turned 90 degrees it could slip by almost unnoticed. Sure, it might register as a bit peculiar, but it’s not the window itself that steals your eyes; […]
The Legends of Death’s Door: Crossing between fact and fancy
In Door County, heritage and history seep from every place imaginable. A sense of ancestry drips from the names painted upon mailboxes and carved into roadside placards, while each row of cherry trees in an orchard draws lines back to earlier days. These elements speak to the history of this place as much as the […]
Sha La Di Dah: Jay Whitney’s Got One Big Mouth
One recent, unusually warm spring evening, on the sidewalk outside the new Ladder House Bar and Grill in downtown Sturgeon Bay, four girls were getting some air, a couple was holding hands and laughing, and a young guy with a tattooed neck and spiky black hair was addressing a couple who happened by, walking their […]
Taking the Plunge: Choosing the sailboat for you
Another summer day culminates in the sun sinking over the bay. The setting sun is framed by cumulus, birds in flight, and softer tones of an evening beginning to awake. Sails, too, are on the horizon, seemingly the only human element that could complement the tranquility of twilight – a piece of perfection in your […]