Sara Massey, Madeline Johnson
Laura Beck, Bob Bultman, Julia Chomeau, Mariah Goode, Melissa Jankowski, Madeline Johnson, Peder Nelson, Karen Grota Nordahl, Megan O’Meara, Sam Perlman, Kathlin F. Sickel, Peter Sloma, Henry C. Timm, Virge Temme, Allison Vroman
Madeline Johnson, Scott Orgel
Door County Living magazine is published four times annually by:
Door County Living, Inc.
P.O. Box 606, Ephraim, WI 54211.
We welcome your inquiries, comments, and submissions. E-mail us at: [email protected] or simply call us at 920-854-7550.
For advertising rates and information, please e-mail us at: [email protected] or simply call us at 920-854-7550.
Door County Living is available free of charge at select locations on the Door Peninsula. Why not have it delivered directly to your door? To order an annual subscription, please send $16.00 to Subscription – Door County Living, P.O. Box 606, Ephraim, WI 54211. To change your address or inquire about the status of your subscription, please contact us in writing at the address above, or by e-mail at: [email protected]
No portion of this publication may be reproduced without prior written permission by the publisher. ©2006 Door County Living, Inc. All rights reserved.
Unsolicited materials must be accompanied with return postage. Door County Living magazine assumes no liability for damage or loss.
Prior to our interview, I asked a handful of people, “What do you know about Fred Anderson?” Expecting the usual pleasantries and biographical snippets, instead I got a unanimous reply: Fred Anderson might very well be the nicest guy on the planet. That seemed like an extreme statement. How could one even begin to quantify […]
Door County’s access to Lake Michigan and the Green Bay waters has afforded the peninsula a rich maritime heritage. A piece of that heritage continues to thrive off the shores of Sturgeon Bay thanks to the Sturgeon Bay Sail Training Foundation. Each summer this organization trains young and old alike to learn and perfect the […]
The summer of 2006 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Ephraim Yacht Club (EYC) and its famous Ephraim Regatta. The Ephraim Regatta is the oldest continuous regatta in the United States and it continues to draw many sailors and enthusiasts to Door County’s shores. July 24th of 1906 was the inception of the charter […]
A deep dive into the history and legacy of the quarrying industry in Door County, one of the peninsula's first exports.
Independence Day isn’t just the 4th on the peninsula. Four days of live music, children’s activities, parades, fireworks, and arts and cultural experiences keep you entertained from dawn till dusk in all corners of the thumb. July 1 Fish Creek (at Clark Park)Food, fun, and music all evening by the harbor, including a Venetian Night […]
On a stretch of land just north of Baileys Harbor three ancient meadows converge. A satellite image of the land, with its dark patches of tamarack and spreading juniper, suggests a lunar landscape unblemished save for a winding stripe left long ago by some wayward adventurer. But the house that has settled into this primitive […]
With hundreds of miles of coastline, and thousands of open and protected acres, the Door County peninsula has long been an attraction to those who love and appreciate outdoor activities and adventures. Boaters, bathers, bikers and hikers have been drawn to the area for many years to take advantage of the ample land and water […]
A ship’s captain could take comfort while guiding his vessel through Death’s Door, knowing a nourishing meal and a peaceful night’s sleep awaited him on Washington Island. The Washington Hotel and its kitchen, established by seafarer Captain Ben Johnson in 1904, existed to provide those at helm with reprieve from the ship’s hold. A century […]
“A mystical place…” That is how the caretakers and staff of the Peninsula State Park Golf Course view the idyllic location where they find themselves working season after season. A paradise by anyone’s standard, the course is set within an unspoiled forest and surrounded by some of the most magnificent views of the county. The […]
The concert hall was ready, the audience was taking their seats and history was about to be made. In a few minutes the downbeat from Maestro Thor Johnson would commence the first concert of the new Peninsula Music Festival, initiating a tradition that would endure for the next 50 years and beyond. Outside the hall, […]
His name is R. Charlie Lyons. His gallery, The Paint Box Gallery, is nestled next to the Red Barn Shops just south of Town Line Road on Highway 42 in Ephraim. There, amidst a broad selection of miniatures and prints by a host of other fine artists, you will find the mother lode of Charlie’s […]
David Nielsen will tell you that he believes creating art is a process of evolution, something that is ongoing and ever changing. Even after a work of art is created, it continues to evolve as its interpretations change. The creation and viewing of the work is a communication first between the art and the artist, […]
This is a tale of invasion, the story of an alien grass that is steadily taking over the shorelines and wetlands of Northeast Wisconsin. The bad seed in this story is an exotic, or non-native, strain of phragmites australis, otherwise known as common reed grass. Unfortunately for most residents of the Door Peninsula – human, […]
For more and more locals, raising their crops and herds in harmony with Mother Nature is becoming the method of choice. By following organic practices (particularly, eliminating the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms – or GMOs) these farmers are kind to the environment while producing exceptionally flavorful and nutritious foods, and they’re doing […]
The Village of Ephraim is renowned for its beauty – its white buildings gracefully nestled amidst a stunning natural backdrop, facing another Door County treasure, Peninsula State Park. Until recently, however, other than the wetland preserve on the south end of the village, little environmentally significant land in Ephraim was in permanent conservation status and […]