Winter 2005/2006 – volume 3 issue 4
Sara Massey, Madeline Johnson
Laura J. Beck, Vinni Chomeau, Myles Dannhausen, Jr., Mariah Goode, Erin Hunsader, Melissa Jankowski, Peder Nelson, Kevin Nordahl, Megan O’Meara, Sam Perlman, Sheila Sabrey–Saperstein, Allison Vroman
Madeline Johnson, Scott Orgel
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In this issue
A Restaurant for All Seasons: Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar
A sage is defined as “one venerated for experience, judgment and wisdom.” Mitch Wise, chef and owner of Sage Restaurant & Wine Bar in downtown Sturgeon Bay, despite the obvious pun on his own last name, is a restaurateur who certainly isn’t lacking in any one of those characteristics. Sage, which opened in 1998, is […]
The Golf Course Transformed: Hill 17 in Peninsula State Park
Hill 17 on the Peninsula State Park course offers golfers a gorgeous treetop view to tee off from. As one drives into the park from the Ephraim entrance, the golf course presents itself immediately to the right, but to the left there’s nothing but a forest of trees. Shortly thereafter, driving to the golf course […]
While quaint summer cottages and condominium conveniences appeal to many seasonal residents of the peninsula, for others, there’s simply no place like “home” – away from home that is. A condo is often where it all starts, the day-dreaming, that is, the constant dreaming about the “perfect Door County home.” For Bob Murphy, it began […]
Connecting Two Worlds: The Washington Island Ferry Line
The distance from Northport pier, on the northern tip of the Door peninsula, to Washington Island’s Detroit Harbor is just a few miles, but in so many ways the two may as well be worlds apart. Between the shores run the foreboding waters of Death’s Door, which earned its moniker in the days when sailing […]
Snowshoeing provides the means for truly discovering those places on both our cognitive and paper maps. For those who love being outdoors and for those who aren’t sure, snowshoeing affords the freedom from groomed ski and snowmobile trails and is a great way to stay in shape through the winter months. Romantic images of explorers […]
Stovewood: Pioneer Construction
Between roughly the late 1880s and World War I, a type of construction known as “stovewood” was employed in the United States. Stovewood, Richard W. E. Perrin writes in Historic Wisconsin Buildings: A Survey in Pioneer Architecture 1835-1870, “appears to be the only type of log construction that does not have any clear-cut antecedents in […]
The Energy of Objects: Local Sculptor Stephanie Evans
One of the best things about an artist’s community like Door County is that it’s not only a supportive and safe haven for established artists, but it also occasionally pulls its resources together and launches a brand new career. This happened with sculptor Stephanie Evans, whose work can currently be experienced exclusively at Fine Line […]
The scene is late December. Whistling winds breathe freezing temperatures upon the Door County winter landscape yet not a flake of snow has fallen. On a bed of ice from an inland lake a distant thunder may be heard from an oddly shaped craft traveling at a remarkably high speed. To be on the ice […]
One of the most common questions I hear from visitors is, “What do you do up here in the winter?” This question is usually accompanied by an expression made up of part confusion and part sympathetic dismay. Tourists who have never been to Door County in the winter come up with some far-fetched ideas about […]
Passing along History: Two Local Women Team up for Book on Sturgeon Bay’s Past
History, like languages, can be lost unless passed on through word-of-mouth or written documentation. Sturgeon Bay’s beginnings could become whispers of a time that once was, but with the help of two employees at the Door County Museum, Ann Jinkins and Head Curator Maggie Weir, along with the Arcadia Press, future generations who reside in […]
Location and Longevity: A History of Two Cheese Factories in Door County
It seems that no matter how many yellowed pages are flipped back through the history books, Door County is remembered for growing fruit. However, cherry and apple blossoms are not the only agriculture to speckle the horizons of Door County’s history. Door County has had a rich, agricultural tradition over the years which includes contributing […]