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Late Summer 2004 – volume 2 issue 2

Publisher

Brad Massey

Editor

David Eliot

Associate Editors

Sara Massey, Madeline Johnson

Photography Director

Dan Eggert

Contributing Photographers

Roger Kuhns, Brad Massey

Artist/Illustrator

Seth Wessler

Contributing Editors

Laura J. Beck, Myles Dannhausen. Jr., Madeline johnson, Elizabeth Kuhns, Roger Kuhns, Molly MacLeod-Roth, Sam Perlman, Courtney Skare, Edward Warner

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In this issue

  • Orchard Country, Orchard Country Winery & Market, Bob Lautenbach, Door County, Fish Creek

    Audrey Grace is Born

    After five years of labor, Orchard Country Winery & Market is prepared to introduce the newest addition to their family – of wines. Long recognized for growing quality fruits and creating memorable fruit wines, the Lautenbach family has spread its branches into an exciting new territory – producing Door County’s first dry red wine made […]

  • Summer Soirée: Inspiring Culinary Excellence

    Summertime, especially in Door County, means family, friends and (ideally) beautiful weather. Unfortunately, the summer months are all-too brief. Why spend that limited time eating indoors when you can host an outdoor summer dinner party and spend more relaxed time with your loved ones? Entertaining outdoors might be a little more work (although it certainly […]

  • Putting Practice

    Now that summer is in full swing, it’s a great time to evaluate areas of your golfing game. After improving upon my long game this season (which was my goal), it has become clear that the best place for me to shave digits from my handicap is on the greens. Too many three-putts have left […]

  • Ellison Bay Pottery, Ellison Bay, Door County, pottery, art in Door County

    As Time Goes By: Three Area Artists Celebrate Milestones

    It’s not easy being an artist in Door County. As a result, reaching a significant anniversary for an arts-related business is much more than the average milestone. It’s been a long strange trip for Ellison Bay Pottery. 30 years ago, potter John Dietrich purchased 10 acres of the old Driftwood Farms and began converting the […]

  • Linden Gallery, Door County

    Door County and Jingdezhen, China: Sister Cities

    *2004 is the millennium celebration of the founding of the city of Jingdezhen, China as the world inventor and originator f modern porcelain production techniques. The artifact above is at least 300-400 years old. When the firing of pottery in a kiln produced less-than-perfect results, the ruined pots were cast aside into mounds. Over the […]

  • Dan Eggert, Maple Grove Gallery, Door County, art in Door County, Door County galleries

    Weaving a Tradition: The Life and Times of the Maple Grove Gallery

    Sometimes, when you search long enough, you will find exactly what you are looking for. This is how Gloria, and her husband George Hardiman, came upon their little shop called Maple Grove Gallery on the corner of County Road F and Maple Grove Road in the middle of the Door peninsula. One summer, more than […]

  • Ephraim jeweler Amanda Dewitt

    Ephraim Jeweler Amanda Dewitt: The Work, The Struggle, The Journey

    Many Door County entrepreneurs have seen their ideas and enthusiasm quashed by the doubt of a long, slow winter or the unpredictable nature of a tourist economy. It is often less the idea that will make or break a business here, and more the fortitude of the person. One has to work hard, run into […]

  • Dan Eggert, Camp David, Fishstock, Blue Spruce

    Note by Note: The County Comes Alive with Music

    Listen to the music. From folk to classical, from blues to jazz, from ethnic to rock, someone someplace is playing it right now in Door County. Join me on a wander down the peninsula’s sheet music page and discover the heart of this community. Perhaps the two most recognized theater groups in Door County are […]

  • Indulge: A Retreat to the Peninsula’s Spas

    Relax, breathe, and melt into some very talented hands in Door County. Whether for a bachelorette party, honeymoon, or personal time, Door County now has quite a few options for special body treatments. Three spas, Lucia Luxury Day Spa, Lori’s Spa and Nail Studio, and The Spa at Sacred Grounds, provide a menu of different […]

  • Dan Eggert, northern lights, Door County

    Perseid Meteor Shower

    Every summer in Door County there are an endless number of wonderful theatrical and musical performances for one to participate in, but if you are looking for a unique experience this summer look to the sky in August and nature will put on amazing performance — the Perseid Meteor Shower. The Perseid Meteor Shower begins […]

  • Dan Eggert

    Underwater Terrain: Exploring Our Clear Water Sanctuaries

    Warm sunny days in Door County are to be revered for many obvious reason. For one, consistently warm summer days bring the temperature of the surface waters that surround the peninsula to a comfortable level for immersion. During this rather short-lived period, Door County’s waters are ideal for snorkeling. With hundreds of miles of shoreline […]

  • Dan Eggert, Toft, history, Door County history, Toft Point

    The Toft Family: Preserving a Piece of the Peninsula

    Most Door County residents and visitors, if they know of the Toft Family at all, have probably heard only of “Emma Who Saved The Ridges,” as a Milwaukee Journal Magazine headline once referred to Emma Toft. Emma was certainly involved in protecting the area known as The Ridges Sanctuary, although many others were equally involved. […]

  • Dan Eggert, Mission Grille, Door County, Sister Bay

    The Mission Grille: Creating a Legacy

    Polishing off the final bites of my Roasted Maple Leaf Duck with a Door County cherry Bigaraude sauce, my reluctant inheritance of my father’s pun-laden sense of humor rears its head. “heavenly” I mutter. Though the word play proves irresistible as I eat dinner at the Mission Grille in Sister Bay, I manage to spare […]

  • Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Show

    Summer is here and once again the Door County Classic & Wooden Boat Show will be held on the grounds of the Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society in Sturgeon Bay. Now in its 14th year, this two-day celebration of handmade and lovingly restored boats will take place Saturday and Sunday, August 7th […]

  • Dan Eggert, Door County, sailing, Door County sailing

    The Sailing Titans

    I consider myself a sailing aficionado. In my free time, when I’m not sailing, chances are I’m a) goading, b) guilting or c) bribing one of my yacht-owning friends into hoisting the sails and taking me along for an offshore cruise – none of which, I admit, tends to require much effort. For the card-carrying […]