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Early Summer 2015 – volume 13 issue 1

Executive Editor
Madeline Harrison
Jim Lundstrom
Assistant Editor
Alissa Ehmke
Arts & Literature Editor
Alyssa Skiba
Production Manager
David Eliot
Creative Director
Ryan Miller
Photography Director
Len Villano
Sales Managers
Madeline Harrison, Steve Grutzmacher, Jess Farley
Contributing Editors
Myles Dannhausen Jr., Laurel Duffin Hauser, Gary Jones, Jan Mangin, Roy Lukes, Jackson Parr, Patty Williamson, Sean Zak
Distribution Manager
Angela Sherman
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Guy Fortin, Michael Brooks
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Business Manager
Madeline Harrison
Office Manager
Lisa Glabe
Chief Technology Officer
Nate Bell

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In this issue

  • Anything But Plain: Nielsen-Massey Vanilla

    Let’s imagine for a moment that it’s Door County Trivia Night and the Food and Wine Category has been chosen. The question reads: “What do Egg Harbor resident Cam Nielsen, the Spanish explorer Hernando Cortez, Queen Elizabeth, Thomas Jefferson and a 12-year-old freed slave have in common?” A turn of the card yields the answer: […]

  • Golfing Innovations 2015

    It was only a few years ago, back in 2008, that Apple released its App Store with the popular phrase “There’s an app for that,” changing the way technology worked at our fingertips. The reach quickly extended to communication, health, finance, weather and even sports. Want to run for 30 minutes at an eight-minute per […]

  • Steve Fischer, Last of a Varnishing Breed of Boat Craftsmen

    Steve Fischer’s business ad reads “Fischer & Daughters Boat Works…Last of a varnishing breed.” But you won’t see Fischer’s daughters, Alex, 24, and Lucy, 19, working alongside him as he sands and varnishes wooden boats for Door County customers. The addition of daughters to his business name was wishful thinking on Fischer’s part. “I pretty […]

  • The Ahnapee Menagerie: A Shack-Chic Shanty

    In the month of February some years ago, I placed the following ad in the Kewaunee County Star – “WANTED: Small farm outbuilding to move to my property.” I had purchased this three-acre parcel just north of Algoma in the late 1980s. Husband Jim and I had been staying in an older mobile home that […]

  • Birds of Color

    We in the north live in a monochromatic world most of the winter. Black, white and gray are the dominant colors, with leafless trees and snow-covered landscapes. Even many of the birds are black and white, such as the Chickadees, Juncos, Nuthatches and most Woodpeckers. Our only really colorful birds here all year are the […]

  • PHOTOS: Len Villano’s Eyes on the Door County Sky

    RED SKIES The colors we see in the sky are due to the rays of sunlight being split into colors of the spectrum as they pass through the atmosphere and ricochet off the water vapor and particles in the atmosphere. A red sky suggests an atmosphere loaded with dust and moisture particles. We see the […]

  • Found the Lost

    To say high school culture today is completely opposite of what it was in the days when Boy Meets World and Freaks and Geeks were a mainstay in American homes would be an understatement. When having a bachelor’s degree is touted as a necessity, it leaves little in the way for soon-to-be-high school alumni to […]

  • Journal As Historian

    For the most part, anyone who takes pen to journal paper does so under the assumption that the thoughts and musings they pour forth are for their eyes only. However, as history and the publishing industry have shown us, journals of bygone eras have been a tremendous asset to our understanding of the cultures and […]

  • Getting Connected: Unlikely Group Brought Internet to Northern Door County

    In the early 1990s an unlikely group joined heads to expand Internet access in Door County and put the peninsula at the forefront of technology.

  • The Man Behind the Lens: Bernie Hagedorn

    The soft scripted word “Hagedorn” shines softly in gold on the corner of the large prints. There are images of old empty farmhouses in the dead of winter, bright white sailboats leaning dangerously close to deep blue water, a large bumblebee enjoying the nectar of bright pink thistle. True to the old adage, these pictures […]

  • Mead

    You can thank Odin and recycled mead for all the bad poetry in the world. According to Norse mythology, Odin stole the “mead of poetry” from the giant Suttungr by drinking all three vats of the precious inspirational mead. He then turned into an eagle to fly back to Asgard, home of the gods, pursued […]

  • A Bird in the Hand

    Ollie Skrivanie, a retired attorney and resident of Fish Creek, tenderly holds a small stone sculpture in the palm of his hand. It is an unusual item, clearly handcrafted, about four inches long and suggestive of some type of animal. When Skrivanie identifies it as a birdstone, the uninitiated may be apt to say, “Huh?” […]

  • Exhibit Celebrates the Culture, History of Peninsula School of Art

    “The times they are a­changin,’” sang Bob Dylan in 1964, referring to the controversies surrounding Vietnam, civil rights, and even entertainment. More than one Volkswagen beetle sported the bumper sticker “Make love not war.” During this maelstrom of social change, something exciting was happening in Fish Creek: the birth of an art school. What began […]

  • Ancient Nectar of Gods

    Honey has been written into historical documents in many world cultures as far back as 2100 B.C. It was the very first sweetener incorporated into food and drink. Not only was honey used in consumables it was also highly regarded as a currency in ancient times and used for its medicinal purposes. Honey has been […]

  • The Bees Knees

    In Volume VI of Wisconsin Beekeeping, dated February 1929, Sturgeon Bay resident Herman Riechard writes, “I think that beekeeping is very good for the orchard man; as the bees help pollinize the cherry and apple bloom. I had fifteen hives of bees in 1927 and my orchard and those of my near neighbors yielded more […]