Publisher’s Note: Ink to Paper

It’s late April: a time when we’re supposed to be spring cleaning and preparing our community for the millions of visitors who make the journey up to our beloved peninsula. Instead, we are all wondering when we will open the Door, and what it will look like when we do. 

We’ve been putting ink to paper since 1996. The who, what and where of Door County are daily topics of conversation among the staff members of Door County Living, the Peninsula Pulse, The Paper Boy and Peninsula Filmworks. And this year is no exception: We trade story ideas and search out the nuances of our community. We publish a weekly newspaper, send out a daily email, create videos, record podcasts, publish a magazine. We try to capture all the stories: those of our artists, our chefs, our leaders and everyone behind the scenes. We do our best to record our time. 

The people of Door County — the locals and the visitors — have made our community into something we can all be proud of. We work together to build hospitals, preserve buildings of historical significance and construct homes for one another. We raise money for medical expenses and food. We volunteer to repair hiking trails, usher at concerts and assist at clinics. 

During these ever-changing times, we believe in the importance of letting everyone know that we will all get through this together. We are here to partner with you, our readers. We value the relationship we have with you. Let’s work together to continue telling your stories and the stories of our shared community.

Together we will overcome the challenges we face and emerge stronger, both as individuals and as a community. Our commitment to Door County has not changed. We are here for you.

David Eliot