Winter 2006/2007 – volume 4 issue 4
Sara Massey, Madeline Johnson
Julia Chomeau, Christine Callsen, Myles Dannhausen, Jr., Mariah Goode, Melissa Jankowski, Peder Nelson, Karen Grota Nordahl, Megan O’Meara, Sam Perlman, Patricia Podgers, Peter Sloma, Allison Vroman
Madeline Johnson, Scott Orgel
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In this issue
Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant
The highest praise you can give a restaurant in the county is to say that locals frequent it. That is definitely the case at Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant. You aren’t just going to find locals, though; visitors and summer residents are also very much in the know when it comes to where to find a […]
Revealing Hidden Treasures: Locating antique furniture and restoring it to its original splendor
Anyone who has ever watched the public television series Antiques Roadshow knows the thrill and excitement of finding the treasure of a valuable, previously unknown antiquity. As the appraiser evaluates the item, the owner nervously replies to questions about the provenance and history of the piece. By the time the expert finally gives their professional […]
Actor, Prankster, Restrauteur & “Mayor”: Fish Creek’s Digger DeGroot
In Door County, the definition of what makes someone a “local” seems to fluctuate depending upon who you ask. For some, it’s a title given to all babies born north of the county line; for others, it’s a designation reserved for those whose family trees have roots on the peninsula through multiple generations; and then […]
“Boot” Hockey: Broomball is Northern Door County’s Unlikely Winter Pastime
It started with the hope of getting enough people together to form two teams for pickup games, maybe 30 guys, to play a little “boot” hockey, a game they weren’t even sure how to play. They just wanted to play something, anything, for exercise and activity to get through the Wisconsin winter. They had this […]
Off Beat, Off Season: Isadoora Theatre Company
Some say that theatre had its origins thousands of years ago, with a group of friends seated around a campfire eating a meal and sharing stories about their day. Then, one person decided that the story would be better if two people told the story together, each acting out a different part. Over time, the […]
Admittedly, I’m not a “horse person.” That’s not to say I have anything against horses, as in, “I’m not really a dog person…” The truth of the matter is, I just haven’t spent any significant time in the company of horses. Sure, I’ve scratched a few horses on the neck, and I’ve offered up an […]
Fireside Coffeehouse Concerts: Coffee Culture Arrives at Door Community Auditorium
Whoever would have thought that a little black bean could be powerful enough to create a culture all its own? But small as it is, the coffee bean has resulted in a phenomenon that crosses cultures around the world. In the years since the simple bean was first discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder, drinking […]
Split, Stack, Stoke: Weathering Winter with a Woodstove
When we first purchased our house, I imagined that I would spend some of the days of the long Door County winter sitting beside the fireplace in the main room. Perhaps I could pass the time with a book and a mug of coffee – what better way is there to spend a January day? […]
Ice Harvesting in Door County’s Early Years
For nearly a century, private homes and businesses in Door County relied on ice harvested from Green Bay or Lake Michigan for refrigeration purposes.
Inspired by the Challenge: Training for the Birkie
It is Monday, January 23rd, and I am breaking a sweat in the 30-degree air. I am trying to cross-country ski over hilly terrain, but the result might be more accurately described as chasing my cousin Helen through the woods with boards attached to my feet. My mission: to prepare for the American Birkebeiner. That […]
Laying Up the Winter Fleet: Bringing Great Lakes Freighters to Port
“The iron boats go as the mariners all know, with the gales of November remembered.” – Gordon Lightfoot, Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald The predawn morning is met with a blanket of fog that hangs heavy over the thickening ice of Sturgeon Bay’s outer harbor. Harsh, cold winds pile snow into ripples and drifts across […]