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They say you should never trust a skinny cook. If you apply this same logic to bakers, you’ll miss out on one of Door County’s best and sweetest offerings: FlourGirl Patissier. Sarah Basch, baker, founder, and sole proprietor, has a wide smile and a quick conversational style paired with a frankness that makes her easy […]
Ask just about anyone within 20 miles of Sturgeon Bay to meet at “The Pub” and they’ll know what you’re talking about. The Neighborhood Pub, located on Sturgeon Bay’s business thoroughfare, has been serving up food and drink to locals and visitors for 14 years. Although The Pub serves a wide variety of beverages, including […]
Ask your friend what they received for Christmas last year, or what they did last Saturday night, few are quick to recall. But, ask a golfer if they ever had a hole-in-one, the answer is immediate and given with a great sense of clarity. The “no’s” are often answered reluctantly, followed by a slow shake […]
Some would mark the start of a Door County summer season by the reduction of the speed limit through Ephraim, the commotion of Memorial Day Weekend or even the arrival of the summer solstice. I would mark it by the first campfire with friends sans snow on the ground. Yes, Door County residents are a […]
When Sally Anderson was growing up in Sturgeon Bay in the 1940s and ‘50s, she used to ice skate at the rink at Market Square, kitty-corner from the Door County Historical Museum. She often shared the ice with Harry Dankoler, the museum’s first curator, but never imagined she would one day follow in his historical […]
It’s doubtful that many of the millions of annual visitors to the Door Peninsula, with vacation and relaxation on their minds, would pay much attention to the businesses that call the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park home. They, along with many Door County residents, would be surprised to learn that the park is home to a […]
Few people have seen as many Door County high school sports competitions over the last 20 years as Chad Michaels. As the play-by-play man for 93.9 WDOR radio in Sturgeon Bay, he chronicles the exploits of the county’s football, basketball, baseball, and softball players for those across the peninsula who can’t make it to the […]
Every town has its “locals.” In some towns they’re called “old-timers,” in others they might be referred to as “the good old boys.” Sometimes they’re called “natives.” Some people use the words interchangeably and toss them about casually, while others reserve the words for a strictly defined subset of the population. But on a peninsula […]
This summer marks the one-year anniversary of folk musician Jess Holland’s return to Door County. Though her roots in the peninsula run generations deep, Jess spent the last several years sharing her remarkable healing and musical gifts around the country, from her home state of Illinois all the way down to Texas. Upon her return […]
The room sparkles. Everything in Samara Jewelry Designs shimmers and glistens – pearl earrings, rows of diamond bridal rings, heart-shaped necklaces, pieces with blue sapphires, with red rubies, with precious gemstones that reveal a rainbow of mesmerizing colors. I step slowly, examining one piece after the other – ‘oohing’ and ‘awing’ and ‘oh-my-God’-ing the brilliance […]
Soirsce Kastner grew up in a home filled with books – lots of them. Their topics covered anthropology, Chinese calligraphy, Mayan history, poetry and novels. They were sources of mystery and curiosity; their pictures stimulated her imagination. She still refers to those early inspirations in her work. Soirsce was introduced at an early age to […]
“Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.” – Charles Kuralt Astute travelers along Door County’s main highways will notice a recent change. Sometime during the bleak months of winter, clusters of purple wood violets appeared next to the ubiquitous black […]
A plant that Mother Nature scatters to the rich and poor alike, a notorious weed that has so many ways of getting ahead of us, is unquestionably recognized by more people than any other flowering plant in the world. It’s the “tramp with the golden crown,” the “lion’s tooth,” the scourge of suburban homeowners, the […]