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DISCOVER DOOR COUNTY S EARLY HISTORY!

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A ‘Way of Life’ Responds to the Pandemic

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here’s a serendipity in the universe that sometimes connects the right people to the right events at the right time. This was Chris Hecht’s sense of things 14 months ago, as COVID-19 arrived on the Door Peninsula. Hecht has worked in various public service capacities since 1989. Since 2002, he has served as Chief of the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Fire Department and has been an active Emergency Services Paramedic for almost 30 years. When the plague of COVID didn’t go away within a few weeks’ time, as most of us then expected, Hecht began pulling public services together in creative ways to provide backup for residents. As a muchvisited tourism community, Hecht says Door County had additional complications to consider in keeping everyone safe, both residents and visitors. On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the Scandia Village retirement community in Sister Bay sealed itself off to the outside world in an attempt to protect its residents. When a local history of the pandemic is written, that day may be seen as the moment everything changed, as businesses throughout the county started temporarily closing. By Tuesday, March 17, the Door County Fire Chiefs Association met for the first time and created the Door County Emergency Support Coalition (DCESC), eventually leading to coordination with the Door County Public Health Department and a small army of volunteers. doorcounty.net

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What began as an effort to help people quarantined with COVID to receive meds and groceries soon blossomed into a system to aid anyone who felt isolated. As the year moved on, the new Coalition stepped in to help thousands of local residents, delivering food and meds to nursing homes, helping insure Meals on Wheels could continue, and assisting individuals who were unable or afraid to leave home. “Reassurance” was the goal, says Hecht, to let people know there was someone to call for assistance – everything from supplies to voting access to vaccination scheduling.

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As the effort progressed, Hecht learned of software that matched volunteers to tasks, soon resulting in 683 volunteers who provided over 11,000 hours of community service, including on a major group effort, a “Farm to Table” food event. 10


Months into the pandemic, the Coalition assisted in establishing and manning the vaccination clinics that began to proliferate, possibly its most important contribution to management of the crisis. In partnership with Sue Powers, head of the Door County Public Health Department, “drive through” vaccination clinics were set up throughout the county, including on Washington Island. The Coalition aided in both set-up and coordination of traffic flow and paperwork with an aggressive energy that resulted in Door County leading the state in the percentage of vaccinations provided to the overall population, 50% as of April 2021. An overall decline in the demand for services by that point was seen as evidence the horizon had clear skies developing. “I’m most proud of our Fire Chiefs in “I’m most  coming together the way we did,” Chris says proud of our today. “E arly in this challenging year, they Fire Chiefs  took a leadership role, even as we realized in coming  we had no idea what we were facing. We had together the to listen and then jump in. What began with way we did.” ten Fire Chiefs has morphed into a volunteer — Chris Hecht organization and support group that became far greater than several separate agencies could ever be.” The community has signaled its agreement. At the annual meeting of the United Way of Door County on April 8, 2021, the Door County Fire Chiefs Association was awarded the prestigious Bob Stiefvater “Magnificent” Volunteer of the Year Award, recognizing “each and every one” involved in the pandemic effort of the past 14 months, noting that “This is Door County doing what Door County does best, and this award recognizes your efforts to uphold those principles.” Sound like the old Door County ‘way of life’ that we all know and love? Yes…and also the current way of life, thanks to people, and Fire Chiefs, like Chris Hecht. — Jude Genereaux doorcounty.net

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table of contents n a ‘way of life’ responds

to the pandemic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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n the county adjusts & transforms

14 n door county map (upper). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 n door county map (lower) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 n the land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 baileys harbor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 carlsville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 egg harbor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 ellison bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 ephraim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 fish creek. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 gills rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 jacksonport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 sister bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 southern door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 sturgeon bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 washington island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 brussels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 juddville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 rowleys bay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 little sturgeon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 peninsula center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 rock island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 in a trying year. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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82 great dishes of door county. . . . . . . . . . 86 eat & drink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 restaurants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 door county boils. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125 sweets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 food stuffs, etc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 wine, spirits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 shopping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 clothing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148 destinations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 jewelry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 r  uss zabler: inspiring jewelry designs . . . . . 166

founder’s square. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 home interiors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 n  ordic-inspired skål showcases modern scandinavian design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 resale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194

n books • reading • writing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203 a vision creates a community . . . . . 203 map: bookstores, libraries, media, historic sites, festivals. . . . 212 sue jarosh, children’s book writer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216

n kid stuff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218 nt  he top 16 things to do with your

kids in door county this summer. . . . 223

n pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224 2020 -21 pets in memoriam. . . . . . . . . . . . . 226

n sightsee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 lighthouses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228 museums. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230 preserving the past . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232 t  he magic of door county winters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

n activities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242 n 2021 door county league

baseball schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249

ng  eorge burr: an award-winning

artist rediscovers the artistic life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 250

n fine art. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252 artists

galleries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 252

photography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256

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‘found art’ to vibrant life . . . . . . . . . . . 260

n music, theatre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 festivals, concerts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 theaters, playhouses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 rentals

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radio. . . . . 265

n is control an illusion? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 n wellness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 health

beauty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

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at the drive-in!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 284

n weddings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 286 n lodging. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 290

gifts, etc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168

n business services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 296

main street shops: egg harbor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172

n index by category. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297

the settlement shops: fish creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179

n credits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

n index by village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300

top of the hill shops: fish creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180

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e can all look back on the last year and recount our struggles. Yet there is hope; a glimmer of progress that shines through our period of mourning as we wield hardship to create, innovate, and find meaning. After we tossed the ball of uncertainty around, what emerged was clarity, for when we know what we do not want, the vision for what we do want becomes the new goal. Before Covid many people were feeling rushed, overwhelmed and stressed-out, yearning for a break from the proverbial rat race. The first three months of home stay was a welcome respite. Parents got to spend precious time with their kids, office staff worked from home, we all had permission to slow down. With fatigue and the continuation of an imposed lifestyle, clarity began to take shape. Some parents tired of homeschooling and appreciated teachers in a new light while others embraced the at-home experiment. Some staff felt more productive working from home without the distractions of the office, while others found they worked better with collaboration. Some felt the intensity of socialization created pressure, while others were willing to take risks just to connect. Clarity gave us direction and direction gave us purpose. In Door County, the “thumb” of Wisconsin, direction and purpose inspired innovation, modernization and modification to help us continue to live, grow and serve through this unprecedented year. That journey is illustrated by stories from different hospitality businesses. 17


Retail The challenge of COVID created opportunities, according to Megan O’Meara, owner of O’Meara’s Irish House in Fish Creek. “We did a complete revamp of our business, from rearranging the store to make more space, to streamlining our online sales.” O’Meara hired a full-time associate to keep her online presence up-to-date, focused on social media posting to engage with customers, offered curbside pickup and local delivery, and provided Zoom-based virtual trunk shows from Ireland. “I had to cancel five of my holiday trunk shows, so virtual trunk shows allowed me to show my customers our new products. And I was able to reach my vendors through virtual trade shows, so I could continue to purchase fresh new merchandise,” O’Meara said. Although the start of the season was intimidating, with at-times puzzling information from the local health department and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), over time O’Meara’s staff was able to relieve customer apprehensions. “With masks, people couldn’t tell if you were smiling, so we were extra mindful to be welcoming and kind,” she said. 18

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Blue Horse Beach Cafe, Fish Creek

Dining As closures began a year ago, Chives’ owner JR Schoenfeld, and his bar manager, sommelier and son Lucas Schoenfeld, had to answer big questions like how can we stay open, how can we cater to the community, how can we have affordable meals for those who lost their jobs, how can we be socially distanced, how can we offer food that caters to multiple segments of the market? 20


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The challenges required a fresh eye and a willingness to redefine the restaurant. First, Chives offered family meals to go. Then, “while we were closed, we wanted to serve the community, and so we gave away meals to those in need,” Lucas said. “Throughout the year we’ve done a great job keeping customers and employees safe by rearranging the dining room and bar and encouraging safe practices.” doorcounty.net

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Owner JR reconstructed a part of the dining room to add an outdoor patio, thus allowing enough tables to supplant the ones lost on the inside. “Everything was done while we were in limbo, but we just kept adjusting as needed,” said Lucas Schoenfeld. The Schoenfelds added two food trucks to the adjoining property for takeout and outdoor dining, and to support clientele anxious about dining inside. “One truck has pizza service and the other has reasonably-priced comfort food,” Lucas Schenfeld said. “The food truck service allowed us to hit everyone’s price point. Thanks to COVID, we got to see our business differently.” 23


Greg Vinkler, Peninsula Players

Performing Arts One of the most daunting and complicated potential openings post-COVID has been indoor theater, which involves unions for actors and technicians, construction of air purification systems, multiple testing of actors, pod distancing and housing for outof-town staff. All Door County theaters were forced to close for the 2020 season and as of this writing, the 2021 season is largely still up for grabs. Without in-person staging of plays, two local theater companies were still able to do some incredible works off-stage. Northern Sky Theater found new and courageous opportunities to reach their audiences, starting with an annual fundraising event, Raise the Curtain. Normally a limited access house party event, by taking it online the theater was able to reach a broader audience than usual. “Over 400 households engaged with our reimagined event and we more than doubled our fundraising dollars from previous years,” Artistic Director Jeff Herbst said. “The proceeds were shared with our artists, who would be out of work for the foreseeable future.” 24


Audra Baakari Boyle, Peninsula Players

Online, the theater produced 124 at-home videos, an artist marketplace benefitting the artists, 37 virtual season events, readings and workshops of new shows, and 28 episodes of the Jeff & Katie Show live via Facebook and Instagram, just to name a few projects. “If you visit our website (northernskytheater.com) right now, you’ll be immediately assured that Northern Sky is still bursting with creativity, as distinctive and quirky as ever,” Herbst said. “None of this would be possible without the tireless efforts of our key staff on both the artistic and administrative sides of our theater.” When Peninsula Players had to cancel their season, they met with their audience through a weekly interview series, Peninsula Players Presents. The interviews provided a glimpse of the unique people who make theater happen. Then the theater embarked on telling the history of the Players. Business Manager and Archivist Audra Baakari Boyle chatted with Artistic Director Greg Vinkler in Zoom interview sessions that started with the inception of Peninsula Players by the Fisher Family in 1935. “We never would have had the time to do this project during a normal season,” said Brian Kelsey, Managing Director. 25


This fascinating unfolding of Players lore can be accessed on the theater’s website (peninsulaplayers.com) by going to About and History and click here to view Peninsula Players Presents-The History of the Theatre. “So much of what was happening at the Players was also creating connections to emerging organizations that are a staple today,” Kelsey said. In a late Spring announcement that could be a harbinger of good news from other nonprofit arts organizations in Door County, Artistic Director Jim Berkenstock said Midsummer’s Music had now scheduled a number of indoor and outdoor performances for the 2021 season. The schedule will include performances at the Kress Pavilion and Woodwalk Gallery, both in Egg Harbor, and the Berkenfeld Estate in Baileys Harbor. See the Midsummer’s Music website for the full schedule (midsummersmusic.com). 26

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Classes What about organizations that focus on classes, like Peninsula School of Art? With the cancellation of in-person classes, the nonprofit needed to serve both the community of artists and local students and children who were home-bound and yearning for activities. “We realized the need for parents to have activities for their kids at home, so instead of the monthly Family Art Day we created free take-home art kits that parents could pick up and create works together with their kids,” Executive Director Catherine Hoke said. “It was super popular. To date we’ve distributed over 1,000 kits.” The reorganized season brought local group discussions online, both Conversations on Creativity and the monthly Critique Group. “Going online actually broadened the scope and landed on a larger audience and a more diverse discussion. We were now hearing from people from around the country,” Hoke said. The Door County Plein Air Festival also went online. The opportunities compelled the staff to learn Zoom interviewing, video editing and publishing an online auction catalog, things that might not have happened in a normal year. “We changed our social media feed to fill people up and keep them connected,” said Hoke. During this time, the Peninsula School of Art was also working on a capital campaign to revitalize the campus with new buildings and updates to existing facilities. With the fundraising campaign reaching the halfway point and the push for donations on hold, “We realized we first needed to focus on what we were going to build, so we could open safely for the 2021 season,” Hoke said. Plans for a youth wing and an additional adult studio are both at the top of the list. “Class sizes will be smaller this year,” said Hoke, “but we felt it was better to be open safely than stay closed another season.” 29


Ed Fenendael, who teaches watercolor classes at his studio/ gallery, Morning Mist Studio at Windmill Farm, said that after the initial shut down, he needed to reorganize in order to keep the business active and participants safe. “We had to limit the class sizes, but then added more classes to accommodate the number of people,” Ed said. “It was a trying year but what we’ve gained from this is a deepened empathy and care for one another.” Ed has been an artist for over 40 years and has taught at the Kansas City Art Institute as a visiting faculty member as well as workshops in the U.S., Mexico and Europe, although the trips 30


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were cancelled last year. Along with spouse Frank Villigan, the couple runs studio classes, a B&B and a gallery showing both their work and a curated selection of antiques in a beautiful garden setting. Villigan said they’ve reconfigured their guest accommodations so each room would have its own private bath, along with separate breakfast seatings. “We’re doing everything we can to accommodate our guests with cleaning practices, masks and distancing,” Villigan said. “I’m hoping this next year will be a good one. People are ready to get out there and explore the world again.” doorcounty.net

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Lodging When it comes to multi-unit hotels, the concerns are a bit different. In Sister Bay, Birchwood Lodge Manager Roman Collak said he had been closely monitoring the development of the pandemic in Europe, anticipating “creating safety protocols and material support ahead of time. We were ready with safety precautions, equipment and exposure mitigation measures like ozone machines, HEPA filters in HVAC systems, an ozone laundry washing system, and ultraviolet (UV) air treatment in common areas when it hit the U.S. We shut our doors early,” said Collak, “in order to prevent the spread and buy some time to protect our aging local community.” When the doors reopened at Birchwood Lodge, Collak said his team was ready and confident that they were providing a safe and enjoyable environment. “We tweaked protocols in excess of requirements by the local health department and CDC guidelines,” said Collak. ”We’ve built our marketing around it and used it to our advantage to attract customers. Thanks to our safety measures, we were able to maintain a decent level of business through the summer season with minimized the effect on the 32


bottom line. Utilizing the PPP and EIDL loans and lodging grants made it possible for businesses to go through these hurdles and bring employees back.” The biggest challenge was operating with limited staff without seasonal international workers. “We were not able to operate to capacity because of this,” Collak said. “The problem reached a different magnitude and exposed how fragile and dependent our community is.” Collak noted there are exciting developments in the hospitality industry, contactless technology like credit card systems that don’t require handling or swiping and settling billings electronically. “It opened new ways of how to communicate with customers, how to check hotel guests in and out with more efficiency, and without the need of personal interactions,” Collak said. “The pandemic showed us a new way to conduct business, and I believe many of the features will not only stay in place but they will evolve exponentially even after this whole thing blows over. The safety measures might just become the new norm for conducting a high-volume traffic business. Let’s hope it has also brought humility, understanding, compassion and selflessness to mankind.” doorcounty.net

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Whistling Swan Inn & Restaurant

Weddings Carrie Baldwin Smith, owner of Door County Event Planners, said the pandemic created the opportunity to create smaller, more intimate gatherings for couples tying the knot. Many weddings were postponed initially, but couples eventually wanted to get started in their lives together, so Baldwin got creative with safe yet special wedding planning. Her job involved “putting the wind back into sails” for couples who wouldn’t be able to have the event they had expected. “My job description changed from Planner to Psychologist,” Baldwin said. “Events went from 150 guests to 10 guests. Smaller weddings became very popular.” She moved most events to outside venues and used larger tents with the tables spaced six feet apart and family-only seating arrangements. “I enjoyed the outside atmosphere and the smaller events,” said Baldwin. “I’ll continue to express to others how a smaller wedding can be much more intimate and personal than larger guest counts.” Helene Ingsten-Anderson, owner of Flora Flower Shop in Sister Bay, a ‘floral design studio’ supplying one-of-a-kind 34


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arrangements for large and small weddings, agreed with Carrie Baldwin Smith that the smaller weddings turned out to be more beautiful and heartfelt. “The event became about being together with family near and dear,” she said. “The focus was on the core group.” Without the expense of a big wedding, couples put their money into the beauty of the occasion, spending more on flowers, photography and videography. “Technology is coming into play more and more but the events are getting smaller and more intimate,” Ingsten-Anderson said. She also noted that people are getting closer to nature by moving outdoors. “Many felt that a unique experience wasn’t exactly what they had planned, but that it turned out to be even better. With less stress and not having to produce a big event, families were more present. There were many sweet moments,” said Ingsten-Anderson. She also found that people were sending more bouquets of flowers to the loved ones they were separated from. “It became a way to bring cheer to a parent or grandparent,” she said. doorcounty.net

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Outdoor Activities “Every outdoor industry had a banner year,” said Brian “Stretch” Merkel, owner of Nor Dor Sport & Cyclery in Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay. “As an essential business, we were open through all of it.” This was a year of heightened demand as people took to the outdoors and even extended into a winter “fat tire bike” season. With the demand, however, Merkel is still backordered on new bikes. “Trek Bikes has a million bikes on back order and we’re waiting for 1,079 bikes,” he said. “Many of the bicycles and parts come from Asia and supply hasn’t caught up, even for replacement parts.” With the increased bike rentals, Brian noted that people stayed outdoors and were very conscious of social distancing. Other than doing additional sanitizing between each customer rental, “Our business model hasn’t changed. How long it will last, though, we don’t know.” Door County became the perfect space for outdoor activities and social distancing with its numerous golf courses, beaches, state and county parks and back roads. With so many newly-formed outdoor enthusiasts, one hopes the increased recreation, exercise and enjoyment of picnicking under a big oak tree will continue well into Door County’s future. So what have we gained from COVID? Perspective on what we love to do, the people we love to do it with, the romance of dining al fresco, and a renewed interest and determination to get back to theater, dance concerts, music venues, sporting events and travel. Now we know what we want and we’ll never be the same, thanks to COVID. — Marise Redmann 36


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This small, quiet village was once a logging center. Today it is jammed-packed with things to do. Visit a century-old lighthouse, go to a fun seasonal festival, pick up fresh vegetables at the farmer’s market, or go boating…it’s all there! Historic buildings line the quaint main street and are home to friendly restaurants, hometown pubs, charming inns, and one-of-a-kind shops — home decor, outdoor gear, books, and handmade goods and more. No matter what time of year you visit, there are always good eats — everything from homemade bakery, caramel corn, and lake fish to good old-fashioned

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Miles of rustic paths, trails, bridges, and wildflowers. Take a naturalist-led tour or hike the paths on your own. There is a Family Discovery Tour where kids can play and explore nature through a series of activities. Tour Baileys Harbor Range Lights, bird watch, or go snowshoeing in the winter.

Hot air rising off the peninsula accelerates wind from the lake, making it the windiest place in Wisconsin. Flatwater behind the jetty is perfect for big tricks close to spectators. Waves roll all the way from Anclam Beach to Ridges Beach, where kids can learn to surf safely.

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cana island lighthouse

Walk across the causeway between the mainland and Cana Island to visit this majestic lighthouse. Climb its 97 step staircase for sweeping views of Lake Michigan and the county. kangaroo lake beach

This secret little spot is the perfect place to kayak, canoe, wind-surf, or lounge in warm shallow waters. Fisherman can fish right from the shore. waseda farms

Located on 360 acres, Waseda Farms is the county’s premier state-of-theart cattle-handling system — raising organic beef, pork and poultry. Inseason, the farm also grows fresh and flavorful produce.

More than 12 shipwrecks are visible from Lake Michigan’s surface. more info:

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This serene little village, surrounded by rolling farm fields, will surprise you. There’s fun for the entire family including a water park with kid’s fun zone, freshly brewed Door County coffee, distillery, and winery that offers tours and tastings. Stroll around charming shops to find unique Door County items — cherry gifts, lighthouses, hand-made candles, clothing, and toys. There’s a coffee shop that roasts its own beans, a restaurant that serves the ‘best’ ribs, and a winery that makes delicious fruit wines.

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There’s a water park, kid’s Fun Zone with jumping pillow, Bikes & Trykes, mini golf, swimming pond, and mini skate.

This stone-barn building’s exterior is modern yet elegant inside, showcasing the copper still and small batch on-site production. The first in Door County to produce vodka, gin and fruit infused vodka. Open daily 10-5 pm, with complimentary tastings.

little caesars pizza at jp express

Fresh, hot and ready to grab pizza, along with wings and breadsticks, plus a variety of vacation supplies and the typical gas station offerings, make this a convenient stop for travelling tourists and locals alike.

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Watch candles being made by hand or have fun dipping your own. Sip freshly brewed coffee while watching the bean roasting process. Sample wines, vodka, gin or fruit infused vodka. door peninsula winery

Take a guided tour of the county’s oldest winery to see the stages of wine production — the crush, fermentation, and bottling. Stop at the tasting bar to sample fruit and grape wines, olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and cheese. The winery shop offers wine, gourmet foods, and gifts.

Carlsville was named for five Karls who lived there in the 1800s.

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This classic DC village sits on the bay. Legend says its unusual name may be from a friendly egg battle between early fur traders as they raced to shore — or from a nest of duck eggs found by the county’s first settler. Go swimming! Historic buildings, such

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Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion rises above downtown Egg Harbor as a multifaceted amenity. The lower level houses reading areas, a business center, the Egg Harbor Historical Society, and a library tucked away in the alcoves. The showstopper is the Great Hall upstairs, and its wraparound patio with sweeping views of Egg Harbor.

Egg Harbor’s farmers market will return for its fifth season at Harborview Park, and continue on every Friday through October 22, 9 am – 1 pm. Features locally-grown fresh produce and flowers, plus prepared foods like honey and jellies.

drug store, and feed mill are now home to great shops — home decor, clothing and jewelry boutiques, souvenirs, confectioneries, olive oils, galleries and books. There’s also a health food store and gourmet grocery store. Supper clubs, pubs, and restaurants serve homemade barbecue, steak and seafood, Italian, French, Spanish tapas and more. There’s an artisan cheese shop and microbrewery.

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This marina offers the best deep-water sailing access on the peninsula. Fish from a boat or from the 800+ foot long walkway. Great public beach! concerts in the park

Egg Harbor’s free Concerts in the Park begin at 5pm on Thursday evenings at Harbor View Park. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket, enjoy the terrace setting. Carry-in picnics welcome. pumpkin patch

Fun-filled weekend! Live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, face painting, pumpkin & scarecrow displays, roaming magician, kid’s games/ activities, silent auction, food, fun!

The annual Pumpkin Patch festival is always on the first weekend in October.

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This pretty little hamlet is reminiscent of old DC. Wide, tree-lined streets without sidewalks, an oldfashioned general store, clapboard buildings, and neighborly folks who ride bikes around town add to its timeless quaintness. Go for a stroll! Imaginative potters and artisans create items inspired by the county, a friendly diner serves home-style meals, a coffee shop encourages visitors to linger, and an urban-style restaurant uses locally-grown ingredients and serves hand-crafted drinks. Hotels, resorts, cottages, and B&Bs are within walking distance to the village and shoreline.

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This park, at the top of the Ellison Bay hill, has one of the most breathtaking views of Green Bay in the county. A walkway leads to an observation deck, limestone bluffs, and a catwalk.

Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just beginning, the Door County Sea Kayak Symposium is a weekend of fun, growth and learning for everyone! Classes & Tours. Bring the whole family! Paddling classes for kids and guided tours for the entire family.

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Hike, canoe, camp, cross-county ski, snowshoe, or charter a fishing boat. There is easy access to the parks, campgrounds, beaches, and shoreline.

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Andrew Wickman, a Swedish immigrant and farmhand, built this Scandinavian style farmhouse and developed a sustainable way of life from the land. The house has been renovated back to its original beauty and is now home to an innovative restaurant that uses local farmto-table ingredients, true to the property’s original purpose. the clearing

Local landscape architect Jens Jenson founded this folk art school in 1935 — as a place to “clear one’s head” by reconnecting with nature. Hands-on classes in painting, writing, birding, nature study, and paper arts are held in a peaceful, wooded setting.

Ellison Bay was founded by Danish immigrant Johan Eliasen in 1866.

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This beautiful and picturesque village — dotted with pristine white clapboard buildings and picket fences — has unsurpassed views of the bay, museums, a long sandy beach, and endless ways to enjoy the water. Go splash around in the bay! Wander the tree-lined streets to find DC inspired art, pottery, clothes, jewelry, and beach gear. Shops, restaurants, and B&Bs are tucked away in vintage homes, rustic log cabins, and old barns. There’s more harborview dining here than anywhere else in the county. Enjoy a Scandinavian influenced meal, a traditional fish boil, or a simple malt and burger — as you watch the sunset over the bay.

wilson’s restaurant and ice cream parlor

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Live music by local musicians every Monday at gazebo in Harborside Park from 6-8 pm. Bring a chair or blanket and stay for the sunset!

Walk under the red and white striped awning and step back in time. Malts, sundaes, and floats have been served from their oldfashioned soda fountain since 1906. Jukeboxes still play classic tunes.

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Swim, kayak, canoe, paddleboard, wind surf, parasail, or go boating. Charter fishing, a variety of boat cruises, and rental equipment are offered by local companies.

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This is a great place for kids to play. There’s playground equipment, a picnic area, benches, and gazebo. Concerts are held here all summer long. An ice cream shop is next door. ephraim historical foundation museums

Learn about the village’s Scandinavian roots and history at the Anderson Store, the Anderson Barn History Center, and other museums. Walking tours, tram tours, and lectures are available.

“Dry” since its founding in 1853, Ephraim first allowed beer & wine sales in 2016.

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This old fishing village is reminiscent of the New England coastline with its string of century-old white clapboard buildings, horseshoe-shaped shoreline, and sailboats floating in the bay. Go explore Peninsula State Park! Wander the charming tree-lined streets to discover a variety of shops — souvenir, clothing, jewelry, Irish imports, artwork, bath products, beach stuff, and homemade candy. Great restaurants, eateries, and coffee shops offer many choices — modern American, Asianinspired, tavern food, and fish boils. Inns, cottages, and

art & culture

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Unparalleled opportunities to see, create and experience art make Fish Creek Door County’s complete arts destination. Take in a show, stop by a local gallery, take a class or create your own masterpiece.

This historic inn was founded by a German immigrant in the 1890s and has become a DC tradition. Charming turn-of-the century style rooms and cottages, an awardwinning restaurant, and its wooded setting have made it a favorite. It is the winner of Good Morning America’s Best Breakfast Challenge.

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Hike, bike, golf, fish, canoe, kayak, paddle board, or sail in the bay. Moped rentals, bike rentals, slip rentals, boat tours, and charter fishing are available throughout the summer. peninsula state park

Winding roads and trails weave through forests, past shorelines, and over limestone bluffs. Drive, bike, or hike to discover stunning views, Eagle Tower, campgrounds, beaches, picnic areas, playgrounds, and a golf course. plein air festival

Artists paint outdoors, all around the county. Events include Quick Paint & Live Auction, Kid’s Paint, and Open Door Celebration an evening with food, beverages, art auction.

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This authentic fishing village lies at the northernmost tip of the peninsula — known as the ‘top of the thumb.’ Island ferries, weathered fishing sheds, and an old fishing boat that sits on dry land reflect its historic maritime heritage. Go fishing! A fine restaurant with panoramic views, a few souvenir shops, and cottages occupy old buildings along the village’s only street and waterfront. Scandinavian imports, nautical items, jewelry, locally made jams, jellies, and pies can be found here. Watch the incredible sunsets over Porte des Mortes (Death’s Door), go fishing, take a scenic boat ride, or take a drive on the county’s famous

shoreline restaurant

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Located at the mainland’s northernmost point, the Shoreline Restaurant has combined one of the best dining views in the county with a convivial wraparound bar and excellent seafood and pasta. The result is a lunch and dinner destination that’s more than worth the extra drive northwards.

Wisconsin’s only formally designated wilderness park — 2,373 acres of forests, wetlands, and meadows. Fern Trail has interpretative panels to guide visitors through the forest. There are miles of hiking and offroad biking trails, cross-country skiing paths, beaches, and campgrounds.

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This ferry carries passengers to Washington Island through the islandstudded strait of ‘Port des Mortes’. The captain narrates historical facts during the seven mile journey. Views include the Pilot and Plum lighthouses. the winding road

The last few miles of highway 42 curves and zig zags through fields and forest and ends at Northport Pier. It is one of the county’s most beautiful and photographed sites — especially in autumn when maple trees are in full color. A must see. door county maritime museum

There are exhibits on shipwrecks, lifesaving techniques, and the Ted Berch model collection — twenty Great Lakes vessels, including one of the SS Edmund Fitzgerald. Tour a 1930s tug boat and watch a film of its last fishing trip.

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This tranquil village, nestled on the shoreline of Lake Michigan, has sandy beaches, rocky shoreline cliffs, peaceful trails, quiet back roads, parks, festivals, and a great farmer’s market. Go hike, bike, swim — or just hang out! Quaint shops, in old homes and cabins, offer unique items — Amish quilts, pottery, ceramics, hand-weavings, arts, crafts, and photography. Friendly restaurants and pubs offer good eats — Mexican specialties, homemade soups, bar burgers, and the Wisconsin favorite — the Friday fish fry.

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Open every Tuesday at Lakeside Park from 9 am-1 pm, the market also has graband-go food options. “Locally sourced” produce, fruit, bakery, meat, eggs and other products — all from local Door County farms, home kitchens, orchards and gardens. Arts and crafts are also available as the market celebrates this 14th season.

Kayak, swim, fish, ride the county’s longest zip line, or go horseback riding. white dunes state park

This park has the tallest sand dunes in the state of Wisconsin. Watch the waterfowl at Clark Lake, hike the trails, or use the boardwalk to explore the wetlands. Ecology, geology, and human history exhibits are on display in the park’s nature center.

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Scenic Lakeside Park has been a jewel on Lake Michigan since 1939. Over the decades it has welcomed everything from weddings to family reunions to picnics to the annual Polar Bear Plunge. arts, craft & amish quilt sale

Over 100 Amishmade quilts, Amishmade wall hangings, rugs, dolls, food. Local artist demos. Mr. G’s Hall on Hwy. 57, south of Jacksonport, 9 am-5 pm polar bear plunge

Precisely at noon on New Year’s Day, the Jacksonport Polar Bear Club and the brave at heart take a quick dip in the icy waters of Lake Michigan from Lakeside Park Beach. It’s fun for all. top photo:

Jacksonport was the 14th (and last) township to be officially organized, in March 1869

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PARKS AND MORE

Along the Shore

Spend a day in Jacksonport!

Jacksonport Cottage Gallery & Gifts 920.823.2288 – JACKSONPORT

RunAway Lodge

920.746.4046 – VALMY

Open Door Bird Sanctuary

920.493.2473– JACKSONPORT

A Little Bit of Coffee

920.823.0028 – JACKSONPORT

Peninsula Kayak Company

920.918.4314– JACKSONPORT

Mr. G's Supper Club

920.823.2112 – JACKSONPORT

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DOOR COUNT Y, WISCONSIN JACKSONPORT AREA BUSINESSES • A Little Bit of Coffee • Lakeshore Retreat • Bley’s Grocery • Len Villano Photography • DC Adventure Kayaking • Martinez Studio • Door County Adventure Center – Zip Line • Mike’s Port Pub & Grill • Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant • Mr G’s Super Club and • Door County Beach Rentals at F ernwood Garden Ballroom Sunrise Shores Condos • Olson Cottages • Door County Carpet One • Open Door Bird Sanctuary Floor & Home • P.C. Junction • Door County Kayak Tours & • Peninsula Kayak Company Bike Rentals • Plum Bottom Gallery • Door Guide Publishing • Plum Loco Animal Farm • Door Shakespeare • Port Storage Co. • Glidden Lodge Beach Resort • Runaway Lodge @ Valmy • The Hitching Post Bar & Grill • Sand & Sun Cottages • Innlet Motel • Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery • Island Fever Rum Bar & Grill • Square Rigger Lodge • “It’s All About The Lakeshore” Cottages • Valmy Happy Hour • Jacksonport Cottage Gallery & Gifts • Waseda Farms Country Market • Jacksonport Disc Golf • Welsing’s Foodland • Kurtz Corral • Whitefish Bay Farm Gallery • Jacksonport Area Business Association • Jacksonport Women’s Club • Jacksonport Historical Society • Jacksonport Polar Bear Club • Jacksonport Advancement Corporation • Sevastopol FFA Alumni • NE Wisconsin Antique Power Association • Door County Historical Society

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This historic village with deep Scandinavian roots bustles with activity every summer. Kids splash in the bay, families explore the shops, boats launch from the marina, and goats graze on the grass roof of a Swedish restaurant. Go see the goats! Friendly, family-owned shops offer Scandinavian imports, outdoor gear, holiday decorations, clothing, handmade goat milk soaps, and sports equipment. Diverse restaurants, pubs, and eateries reflect the talents of local chefs, bakers, and brewmasters — many have been featured in Bon Appétit and on the Food Network. Resorts, cottages, and hotels are sprinkled in and around the village.

al johnson’s swedish restaurant & butik

annual sister bay fall fest

Sister Bay’s postseason party. Multiple live bands, big arts & crafts fair, delicious food throughout village. Parade on Sat., 11am.

The Johnson family has been serving authentic Scandinavian food — limpa bread, pancakes, meatballs, and lingonberries since the 1950s. Rosemaling, pine furniture, servers dressed in traditional Swedish clothes, and goats make it a truly Scandinavian experience.

sports and activities

Hike, bike, golf, go bowling, or play miniature golf. Cross-county ski, snowshoe, or ice fish in the winter. Local companies offer fishing charters, kayaking, sailboat, and Segway tours.

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Featuring a sand beach, the county’s only swim dock, a kid’s playground, picnic areas, and a performance pavilion. Kayak or paddle board from the shore, listen to a musical performance, or watch the sunset over the bay. christkindlmarkt

Door County’s 1stever European-style Christmas market! Three “Hallmark moment” weekends: Nov. 26-28, Dec. 3-5, and Dec. 10-12. Traditional Nordic foods, fine artisan Goods, Christmas present shopping. Located at Corner of the Past Museum at Hwy 57 & Fieldcrest Rd., the Sister Bay Historical Society’s beautiful heritage property.

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Sister Bay gets its name from the Sister Islands that flank the harbor.

©2021 David Gilo Photography bottom photo:

©2021 Matt Normann Photography

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This beautiful area encompasses the rolling fields and farmlands south of Sturgeon Bay. It is also the gateway to a rich Belgian heritage — historic votive chapels, red-brick farmhouses, one-room schoolhouses, and ethnic foods. Go tour! The architectural and cultural heritage of the original Belgian settlers is evident in the small towns of Brussels, Forestville, and Clay Banks. Wander through the local markets, shops, and galleries to find ethnic foods and art. Home-style cafes, restaurants, and pubs offer Belgian and DC inspired dishes. Plus, there are quaint lodges, resorts, cottages, and campgrounds.

belgian heritage center

southern door community auditorium

Discover the rich history, culture, and traditions of the largest Belgian settlement in the U.S. The unprepossessing but professional center preserves the uniqueness of Belgian foods, beverages, customs, architecture and the Walloon language. Beautifully created and maintained historical exhibits throughout.

Great performances in a space with exemplary natural acoustics, state-ofthe-art equipment, for enriching, entertaining, inspiring performances. 592-seat proscenium theater, excellent views. Sponsoring Kids from Wisconsin at Peg Egan in Egg Harbor. (July 26)

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brussels belgian days

Celebrating local roots, authentic ethnic foods: Trippe, Jutt, Booyah, Belgian Pie. Live music, Sun. parade, 10:00 am. Belgian Days Walk/ Run (July 10), co-ed volleyball, craft fair (July 9-11). ahnapee state trail

Once a rail route, this 40+ mile trail — from Sturgeon Bay to Kewaunee — runs through farmlands, forests, and small towns, and traverses the Ahnapee River. Hike, bike, walk, jog, horseback ride, cross-country ski, and snowmobile. robert lasalle county park

Adventurer Robert LaSalle landed on this Lake Michigan site in 1679. Known for its three-tiered landform — pebblestrewn beach, grassy upland area, and higher wooded upland. Stairway access. Picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and volleyball court.

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1. BELGIAN HERITAGE CENTER 1255 County Rd DK • Brussels 920.825.7319 www.belgianheritagecenter.org

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2. YOGI BEAR’S JELLYSTONE PARK™ OF DOOR COUNTY

3677 May Road • Sturgeon Bay 920.743.9001 www.doorcountyjellystone.com

3. COUNTRY OVENS & CHERRY DE-LITE

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229 E. Main Street • Forestville 800.544.1003 www.countryovens.com

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4. DOOR COUNTY BOAT RENTAL 120 N. Madison Avenue & 3662 N. Duluth Avenue • Sturgeon Bay 920.746.6071 www.doorcountyboatrental.com

5. GILMO’S BAR & BISTRO

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3600 County CC • Sturgeon Bay 920.824.5440 www.wavepointe.com/restaurant

6. WATERFRONT MARY’S BAR & GRILL 3662 N. Duluth Avenue • Sturgeon Bay 920.743.3690 www.waterfrontmarysbarandgrill.com

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FOOD & DRINK

Belgian Delight • Bullpen Bar & Grill • Clark’s Bar & Family Restaurant• Compass Rose Dining, LLC DeBaker Acres II • Morning Glory Family Restaurant • Rouer’s Roadhouse • Stage Road Inn Sorens Valhalla Orchards, LLC • Sunset Grill Waterfront Dining

Waterfront Mary’s Bar & Grill • Wave Pointe Resort (Gilmo’s Bar & Bistro)

SHOPPING & MARKETS

Anchors Away Garden & Gifts • Brussels General Store/Jandu Petroleum

Country Ovens/Cherry De-Lite • DENN • Doors Fleurs & Orchard • Malvitz Bay Farms Marchants Foods Inc. • Pioneer Pantry • Potawatomi Park Store Quietwoods RV Sales & Service • Renard’s Cheese Store, LLC Stevenson Pier Sport & Gift • The Bridal Chapel

LODGING

Beach Harbor Resort • Cottage Creek • Countryside Motel & RV Sites Door County Vacancies • Outback Cottages • Sand Bay Resort

Sand Bay Lodge & Cottages • The Doorstop • Wave Pointe Marina & Resort

RECREATION

27 Pines Golf & Range • Belgian Heritage Center • Door County Boat Rental Door County KOA Campgrounds • Grizzly Air Tours • Idlewild Golf Course

May's Sport Center • Potawatomi Park Store • Reel Action Sport Fishing Charters, Inc

Southern Door Community Auditorium • The Fiddler’s Farm • Tranquil Timbers Campground Wacky Walleye • Waniger Schoolhouse • Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park™ of Door County

BUSINESS SERVICES

Ahlswede Lawn & Landscape • Babler Bus Service • Bayport Chiropractic Brey Family Beef • Brussels Lions Club • Buhr Construction, Inc.

Door County Medical Center • Door County Motorsports • Door Guide Publishing Dreamland Properties, LLC • Edward Jones-Financial Advisor • Gigot Sanitation Handy-Bins • Ike’s Foundation & Flatwork • JJ Excavating

Nicolet Bank-Sturgeon Bay • Peninsula Publishing & Distribution • RP Designs Southern Door County School District • Temp-Rite Heating & Cooling, LLC

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This old harbor town was settled in 1835 as a logging center and is the gateway to the peninsula — Northern Door. Three historic districts, centuryold lighthouses, and museums reflect its legendary maritime heritage. Go on a boat tour! West Side An old-fashioned downtown. Wood buildings with tin facades are home to restaurants, pubs, gourmet shops, and boutiques. Third Avenue Old stone buildings with big windows create a picturesque main street. Restaurants, antique shops, confectioneries, and boutiques.

miller art museum

shopping districts

You’ll find shopping on both sides of the city’s two canal-spanning bridges: ‘West Side’ shopping is on the south side; while the Third Avenue historic district, Jefferson Street and Egg Harbor Road shopping await you on the north side.

Founded by local artist Gerhard Miller and his wife Ruth in 1975. The museum features Wisconsin artists from the early 20th century to the present day in drawings, paintings, and photography. The exhibits in the main gallery change every seven weeks. Open year-round.

Jefferson Street Lovely old buildings have been transformed into a stylish and diverse shopping area.

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door county maritime museum

The county’s rich maritime roots are showcased in this museum. Learn about the seafaring pioneers — fisherman, ship captains, and lighthouse keepers. Tug boats, birch bark canoes, and models of naval vessels are on display. A new addition to the Museum is the recently-launched 10-story Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower, which offers an amazing panoramic view of the entire historic working waterfront, featuring exhibits that vividly bring the area’s heritage to life. third avenue playhouse

DC’s only yearround performing arts center. Diverse plays and musicals are performed by its talented professional acting troupe and actors from film and television. Concerts feature local and nationally known musicians.

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©2021 Jeff Larson bottom photo:

©2021 Len Villano Photography

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This wooded, rustic island is i­n the waters of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. Ferries transport visitors from the ‘top of the thumb’ to discover a world of parks, trails, beaches, and lush forests. It’s a great place to go biking! Friendly family shops offer Scandinavian gifts and imports, clothes, hand-made products, sterling silver jewelry, and other items made by local artisans. A variety of island eateries offer burgers, fish boils, vegetarian options, Chicago style hot dogs, a fish fry, and homemade pies.

sol grass music festival

fragrant isle lavender farm

The perfect place for festival goers to enjoy a taste of nature and to take part in an authentic music experience. The weekend can be a time to relax and reconnect with friends and family, make new friends, explore the island, look at the stars, pick a new tune, and of course enjoy some amazing bluegrass music.

This beautiful farm is the largest of its kind in the Midwest, and was inspired by the lavender fields in France. Forty-eight different varieties of lavender are grown here. Demonstration gardens educate visitors about the lavender plant and its many uses and benefits.

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washington island music festival

World-class musicians donate their talents, spend two weeks living and performing on the Island. Chamber music concerts, open rehearsals, lectures, children’s programs. Trueblood Performing Arts Center. sand dunes park

A sandy trail leads to a beach on the south side of the island. The gentle sand dunes make it a fun place for families to play. Southerly winds bring in warm Lake Michigan Waters. death’s door bar-b-q competition

Each August a Kansas City Barbecue Society contest is held to determine the best beef brisket, chicken, pork and ribs from some of the Midwest’s best barbeque-ers. Go eat tasty barbecue, tour the Island, and have fun! (Saturday, Aug. 28)

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W I N T E R • S P R I N G • S U M M E R • FA L L

Daily year round service from Northport Pier end of State HWY 42 30-minute ferry ride to Door County’s Island Community

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Islands • Lighthouses Beaches • Shops • Restaurants , Tours on the Cherry Train (in season)

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WASHINGTON ISLAND

Photo by: Frykman Studio Gallery

Family Fun • Annual Events Maritime Museum Fish Dinner • W.I. Canoe & Kayak Race • Fly-In Fish Boil Washington Island Music Festival • Scandinavian Dance Festival Celebrating Winter & Fish Derby • Cider Pressing & Fall Festival Death’s Door BBQ • July 4th Fireworks • W.I. Lions’ Island Fair

For more information visit: washingtonisland.com WASHINGTON ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 79 2206 West Harbor Road • Washington Island, WI 54246 • 920.847.2179


The business center for the Southern Door area of the Door Peninsula is rich with a life that most visitors never experience. Agriculturally driven, but just as naturally beautiful as the county’s northern region, it offers a quiet peace, and access to outdoor adventure, while also providing a gateway to a unique, surprisingly unchanged Belgian heritage. What looks like a simple country crossroads is actually also the home to a renowned potter, the Write On, Door County arts organization (mission: everyone has a story to tell!), a chiropractor, a Lutheran church, and, as of this writing, an Italian restaurant. Initial appearances can be deceiving in Door County, so go ahead, slow down and explore… Featuring easy land and water access to Mink River Basin, a watershed and flowage with excellent fishing, and a respectedyet-hidden lodging facility/ restaurant/bakery/fish boil site called (what else?) Rowleys Bay Resort, it’s hard to exaggerate the beauty of the view that spills out from the resort shoreline towards the Basin and out to greater Lake Michigan. 80


This little fishing village sits on the Green Bay shoreline in Southern Door. Increase Claflin, the county’s first settler, built a log cabin here in 1835. Today it is known for walleye, bass, and perch fishing. Its annual festival, ‘Little Sturgeon Days’ has live music, a horseshoe tournament and parade. Go fishing! Located in the town of Gardner. This surprising little place, tucked away in the hear t of the county, is surrounded by farmland. There’s a winery that offers tastings and a shop with its own products, a restaurant with a model train that entertains kids and adults alike, a friendly pub, and a pizza place with outdoor dining. Go have fun! Crossroads of Hwy E and Hwy A. This entire island is a rustic state park and popular camping and kayaking destination. One of the island ’ s mo st u n iq ue features is a summer estate built by Icelandic inventor Chester Thordarson in 1920. Among the buildings is a limestone boathouse decorated with characters from the Norse Runic alphabet and original hand-carved Scandinavian furniture. Go visit the estate! Take the Karfi Ferry from Jackson Harbor on Washington Island. doorcounty.net

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f you’re going to fail, fail forward.” Kate Rispens recalls sturdy advice from her father, Bob Hastings. “Use the lesson and move forward onto the next idea.” Bob Hastings was an idea man. “He was a dreamer, a doer and innovator,” Rispens said. “Growing up with him, I got to watch those ideas come to life.” The list of things Bob helped create is exhaustive. The Church Hill Inn, Country Walk Shops, Green Gables, Innline, Chamber Mixers, the four-lane highway, Lighthouse Tours, Shipyard Tours, Festival of Blossoms, and more. Moving to Door County in 1979, he thought this would be a good place to raise a family. He also saw Door County as having “potential for an amazing getaway,” according to his sister, Liz Hastings-Junion. “Our father was a huge influence on Bob,” Junion said. “I remember them sitting on the porch talking ideas. My dad was the Egg Harbor Village President and owned the Egg Harbor Lodge. They were always talking about how things could be better.” In 1986, Bob and then-wife Madeline, along with some others, built the Churchill Inn and the Country Walk Shops in Sister Bay as a way to invigorate the sleepy town. “My mom worked the front desk and my sister and I basically grew up there,” Rispens said. “He wanted some way to create a place for businesses to grow; to improve things for the town. I remember being put in a hotel room on Sunday mornings to watch TV and Anna and I would watch Sunday Morning Wrestling and take each other on in a wrestling match.“ When the Executive Director of the Door County Chamber of Commerce retired, Bob, who was on the board of directors, was approached to be the interim Director. Once he got started, though, he knew he had the skills to promote the county into the next generation. “He was always well-informed and listened to people,” Junion said. “He wanted to preserve what Door County was about.” doorcounty.net

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“He wanted the Door County experience to be extraordinary,” former Visitor Bureau co-worker, Anni Lampert, said. “He had integrity and could articulate best about what was going on. He was anti billboards, about preserving the scenic byways and adding technology.” Lampert said he was one of the best bosses you could ever wish for because he was fearless. “Once we decided on where we wanted to go, we just did it.” “He had really great ideas and knew how to delegate,” Junion said. “He surrounded himself with talented people. He was good at fitting in, could adapt and relate and always found common ground.” “In the early 90’s it was a scary time The original version of the Go! Guide was launched by for businesses,” Lampert said. “Back Bob Hastings in the early then, you’d order your guidebook and 1990s and published by the Chamber of Commerce plan your vacation. As things came onuntil 2006. Three years line like the weather outlook and online later, the publication was relaunched by Door Guide reservations, he saw that we needed to Publishing. get hotels online. He gathered programmer Greg Swain to create a program to have live vacancy reporting and kiosks in each town because there were no cell phones back then. It was revolutionary. It changed everything.” “His vision was to stretch the tourist season by encouraging a mass daffodil planting throughout the county in order to promote the Festival of Blossoms,” Lampert said. “There was no budget to speak of, so we gathered the right people and made things work. It was so much fun!” He also created this publication, the Door County Go Guide, which was then published by the Door County Chamber of Commerce until 2006. “It was created to promote the retailers and restaurants and he wanted it put in every hotel room,” Lampert said. 84


“He had a passion to create, or instigate, and he was good at getting us to go along with his ideas,” his good friend Greg “Fuzzy” Sunstrom said. One year he thought the Door Community Auditorium should have entertainment on the Fourth of July, so with two friends, he put together the funds to hire well-known musician Leon Redbone. “By the 4th we had sold no tickets,” Sunstrom recalled, “so we joined the 4th of July parade to hand out notices to come to the concert. We each made $27 after it was said and done. That night Leon went to Bob’s house and played a house concert for us well into the night. Those were the things he did.” Her father’s greatest personal challenge, Rispens thought, was that he was an extreme perfectionist, “which can be a blessing when you want things done right. He was impatient and he wanted things to happen how he saw it,” she said. “I remember he would take a level and straighten the pictures in the house. I would poke the pictures just to mess with him.” As Executive Director of the Door County As Sunstrom reChamber of Commerce, Bob Hastings initiated calls, “on a boat trip to a program in 1993 that led to the planting of 2.5 million daffodils throughout Door County. Michigan over Labor Day we went golfing and he was so frustrated by how poorly he was playing that he threw his clubs into the garbage can.” Bob’s perfectionism never got in the way of reaching for new ideas. He tried implementing a county-wide health insurance program, a noble concept that brought collaboration with Donna Valler. a regional sales manager for an insurance company. Though the initiative was not feasible, what he gained was a new love and a new life with Donna. In other words, “If you’re going to fail, fail forward.” — Marise Redmann doorcounty.net

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a little bit of coffee

alexander’s Lightly-Blackened

Strata.

Grouper over Potato Pancake.

jacksonport 920-823-0028

fish creek 920-868-3532

al johnson’s swedish restaurant & butik Swedish Pancakes with Strawberries. sister bay 920-854-2626

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albatross drive-in

bayside tavern

Cowboy Burger.

Smilen’ Bob’s Bar Room Chili.

washington island 920-847-2203

fish creek 920-868-3441

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Boar’s Head Breakfast Sandwich. baileys harbor 920-839-2114


big easy

carroll house

Breakfast Pizza.

Chicken & Waffles.

egg harbor 920-868-4800

sister bay 920-854-7997

boathouse on the bay

casey’s bbq & smokehouse

Lobster Roll.

BBQ Baby Back Ribs.

sister bay 920-854-3223

egg harbor 920-868-3038

carrington pub & grill at landmark resort Tiger Shrimp Provincial. egg harbor 920-868-3205

cedar crossing restaurant & bar

Ribeye with Mushroom Demi-Glace. sturgeon bay 920-743-4200

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the cookery restaurant & wine bar

door county coffee

Biscuits and Whitefish Chowder.

Coffee-To-Go.

fish creek 920-868-3634

carlsville 920-743-8930

country ovens | cherry delite forestville 920-856-6767

door county ice cream factory & sandwich shoppe Hot Fudge Sundae. sister bay 920-854-9693

coyote roadhouse

door county kraut company

Onion Loaf.

Bakery.

baileys harbor 920-839-9192

baileys harbor 920-839-2288

Cherry Relish Shrimp Tacos.

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fika bakery & coffee house

florian ii lakeshore supper club

Swedish Meatballs.

BBQ Pork Back Ribs with hickory tangy sauce.

fish creek 920-602-2909

baileys harbor 920-839-2361

fireside restaurant

glacier ledge

Big Easy Jambalaya.

Thai Style Stuffed Shrimp.

egg harbor 920-868-4800

egg harbor 920-868-1333

fish creek market

grandma’s swedish bakery at rowleys bay resort Pecan Roll. rowleys bay 920-854-2385

The Norzwich. fish creek 920-868-3351

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greens n grains café

jackson harbor soup & sandwiches

Hummus Wrap.

Cuban Sandwich.

egg harbor 920-868-9999

washington island 920-847-2589

hügel haus

julie’s park café

Beef Rouladen.

Peninsula Pub Burger.

ellison bay 920-633-4080

fish creek 920-868-2999

island orchard cider

macready artisan bread co.

Brut Apple Reserve Cider.

Sandwiches, Bread, Salads.

ellison bay 920-854-3344

egg harbor 920-868-2233

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nightingale supper club

pelletier’s restaurant & fish boil

Prime Rib.

Door County Fish Boil.

sturgeon bay 920-743-5593

fish creek 920-868-3313

old post office restaurant

roadhouse of carlsville

Door County Fish Boil.

Broasted Chicken.

ephraim 920-854-4034

carlsville 920-743-4966

parador

roots inn & kitchen

Charred Cauliflower.

Loaded Organic Bratwurst.

egg harbor 920-868-2255

sister bay 920-856-5107

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shipwrecked brew pub & inn

sonny’s italian kitchen & pizzeria

Seafood Chowdah.

Pepperoni & Sausage Pizza.

egg harbor 920-868-2767

sturgeon bay 920-743-2300

the shoreline restaurant

summer kitchen

Sawdust Pie.

Chicken Cashew Salad.

gills rock 920-854-2950

north ephraim 920-854-2131

sister bay bowl supper club

thyme cuisine

Perch Basket.

Crab Cakes and Sriracha Remoulade.

sister bay 920-854-2841

sister bay 920-421-5113

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waterfront

white gull inn

King Salmon with Risotto.

Cherry-Stuffed French Toast.

sister bay 920-854-5491

fish creek 920-868-3517

waterfront mary’s bar & grill

wood orchard market

Door County Chowder.

Apple Cider Donuts.

sturgeon bay 920-743-3690

egg harbor 920-868-2334

wickman house

Cast Iron Chicken. ellison bay

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restaurants coyote roadhouse

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door county coffee & tea co.

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The aroma from roasting more than 100 varieties of coffee paired with our homemade bakery welcomes and invites you in! Enjoy daily soup features, signature salads and gourmet sandwiches, plus homemade breakfast served daily. Don’t miss the fabulous gift shop. open daily: 7:30am - 5pm. $ d carlsville 5773 Hwy 42 doorcountycoffee.com 920-743-8930

roadhouse of carlsville

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Home cooking from scratch. Extra-large chickens for best broasted chicken ever. DC’s best rack of ribs, charbroiled burgers, chicken breasts, Friday night fish fry perch and cod. Full menu all day. Full bar. Dine-in or carry-out. open : 11am, tue - sun . call for winter hours ( mid - oct thru mid - may ). $-$$ d carlsville 5790 Hwy 42 at County Rd I 920-743-4966

carrington pub & grill

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 verything from traditional bar and grill fare to steaks, seafood and E healthy-choice options. Experience a great view overlooking the bay of Green Bay. Indoor/outdoor seating. Voted “Best Meal Deal” by the readers of Door County Magazine. Located on the north end of the Landmark Resort property. $$ d egg harbor 7643 Hillside Rd carringtonpub.com 920-868-3205

casey’s bbq & smokehouse

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 outhern Style Smoked Meats featuring barbecue baby back pork ribs, S smoked brisket & chicken, homemade mac n cheese, brisket chili, whitefish chowder, Friday night fish fry, broiled steaks. kids menu, indoor & outdoor seating, take out and bulk menu to-go, pool table, video gaming, cable TV, free WiFi, water view and full bar! open daily: 11am $$ d egg harbor 7855 Hwy 42 caseysbbqandsmokehouse.com 920-868-3038

fireside restaurant

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 hef Blake and his family invite you to the Fireside Restaurant in beautiful Egg C Harbor. Enjoy reinvented classics with a Cajun attitude! We use quality local ingredients prepared with care to ensure you have a memorable experience with impeccable service. Try our Signature DoCo Hurricane! Great kids menu. lunch at 11am. dinner at 4pm. $$ d egg harbor 7755 Hwy 42 thefiresiderestaurant.com 920-868-4800

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ledge restaurant

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 place to slow down and enjoy with family and friends. “Tapas style” dining, A created by a true chef, made to order. Relax, taste, savor and enjoy with a session cocktail, wine or beer. Dine on our beautiful patio, inside by the fire, or order to-go. Live music summer Friday nights. Available for small private parties. summer lunch and dinner 11:30 – close, sunday brunch 9 - 2; cooking classes & specialty dinners some sunday nights . winter weekends $$-$$$ d egg harbor 8  103 Hwy 42 (Door Artisan Cheese) facebook.com/glacierledge 920-868-1333

greens n grains cafe

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L ocated within DC’s first and only natural food store. Featuring vegetarian and raw food cuisine and a juice bar. The deli offers a wonderful selection of raw foods, Paninis, wraps, hummus, natural and organic specialties, freshlypressed juices, fruit smoothies, healthy bakery, tea bar and organic coffees. open : 9am - 5 pm ( may - oct ). $ egg harbor 7821 Hwy 42 greens-n-grains.com 920-868-9999

macready artisan bread company

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 ll of our breads and pastries are hand-crafted from scratch using original A recipes and the highest-quality ingredients. MacReady Artisan Bread Company offers hand-crafted artisan breads, a daily selection of homemade soups, delicious sandwiches, breakfast treats, and scrumptious desserts. Expanded outdoor seating in a park like setting. A good recipe for a happy life. $ d egg harbor 7838 Hwy 42 macreadyartisanbread.com 920-868-2233

one barrel brewing co

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grandma’s swedish bakery

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Celebrating 51 years and showcasing from-scratch recipes handed down over generations and oceans. Authentic Swedish recipes including Limpa bread and cardamom coffee cake, almond danish puffs, muffins, cookies, cherry pastries, rich fudgy brownies, and more. Most popular of all, the half-pound pecan rolls and cinnamon rolls. Free Wifi. Located at Rowleys Bay Resort. $ ellison bay 1041 Co. Rd ZZ (Rowleys Bay) grandmasswedishbakery.com 920-854-2385

hügel haus

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 German inspired, Wisconsin influenced restaurant and Bier hall. Serving A Deutchschland classics and inspired favorites along with German draft beers, wines, and a full bar. Nightly specials include Friday Fish Fry, Pork Shank, Weinerschnitzel and more! Large parties and reservations welcome! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram. dinner at 4pm, open winter weekends $$-$$$ d ellison bay 11934 Hwy 42 hugelhausdoorcounty.com 920-633-4080

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e at & d r i n k restaurants kick ash coffee

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 ake up in a place that feeds your soul, with fresh-roasted Kick Ash coffee, W addictive artisan granola, and gluten-free bakery. Indulge your taste buds while nourishing your body. Fall in love with our handcrafted products and let them fuel you as you KICK ASH every day in this one and only life! $ d ellison bay 12001 Mink River Road kickashproducts.com 920-421-1041

old post office restaurant

[ad - pg. 111]

 aterfront dining in the newly-restored building that housed the post office W in the early 1900s. Traditional DC fish boils nightly Mon-Sat (plus Sun on holiday weekends). Serving craft beer and select wine. Reservations please. Home-cooked breakfast daily, featuring cherry pancakes. Located at Edgewater Resort, overlooking Eagle Harbor on Hwy 42. $$ ephraim 10040 Water St oldpostoffice-doorcounty.com 920-854-4034

summer kitchen

[ad. – pg. 112]

 C’s garden restaurant! Serving old-fashioned homemade cooking, including D cherry pancakes, cashew chicken salad, fresh sandwiches, and broiled whitefish. Try our famous soup bar, featuring 5 homemade soups and bread, made fresh daily. Homemade pies. Patio seating. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. $$ ephraim 10425 N Water St thesummerkitchendoorcounty.com 920-854-2131

sunset harbor grille

[ad - pg. 112]

L ocated on the second floor of Ephraim Shores Resort in downtown Ephraim, and featuring one of the county’s best dining views, Sunset Harbor Grill is directly across from Eagle Harbor. Offering homestyle breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including pancakes, omelets, sandwiches, burgers, salads, fresh fish, pasta, and steak. open daily. $ d ephraim 10018 Water St 920-854-6565

alexander’s

[ad - pg. 113]

 njoy Chef Bruce’s culinary talents: Tenderloin Gorgonzola, Salmon Alexander E and Rack of Lamb. Appetizers include shrimp tempura, baked brie and ahi tuna. Seafood, steaks, duck, pasta, nightly specials, and Friday fish fry. Homemade desserts. Champagne Sunday brunch. Extensive wine, beer, and cocktail list. Full-service catering. open daily. $$$ d fish creek 3667 Hwy 42 alexandersofdoorcounty.com 920-868-3532

bayside tavern

[ad - pg. 115]

 Home of Smilen’ Bob’s World Famous Chili and the Bayside Coffee, we offer a full bar, homemade soups, burgers, salads, sandwiches, pizza. Daily plate specials. Friday night perch fry. food served 11am - 11pm. $ d fish creek 4160 Main St

baysidetavern.com 920-868-3441

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d r i n k & e at restaurants the cookery restaurant & wine bar

[ad - pg. 113]

We sincerely thank all of the customers, staff, and friends who have supported our efforts over the years. That support has been precious to us and will continue to be so as we move on to the next chapter of our lives. Dick and Carol Skare, Owners of The Cookery, 1977-2021 $$ fish creek 4135 Main St cookeryfishcreek.com 920-868-3634

julie’s park café, motel & countyside cottages

[ad - pg. 114]

 asual restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. Carry-out counter, box lunches, C espresso drinks, bakery, children’s menu and vegetarian options. Diversified staff from around the globe to make your dining experience unique and personal. Take your photo in our giant purple chair. Located at the entrance of Peninsula State Park. $$ d fish creek 4020 Main St juliesmotel.com 920-868-2999

pelletier’s restaurant & fish boil

[ad - pg. 119]

 ull breakfast & lunch menu, early riser specials, homemade corned beef hash, F The County Mounty, crepes. Soups, salads, hot & cold sandwiches, burger & fries until 2pm. Fish boil nightly at 5pm - boil over every 30 minutes till close. Reservations requested, please arrive 30 minutes early to enjoy the history and fish boil cooking process! Beer and wine available. Outdoor seating is limited! Located in Founder’s Square. open daily: may- oct. $$ fish creek 4199 Main St doorcountyfishboil.com 920-868-3313

white gull inn

[ad - pg. 118]

 amous traditional DC fish boils. Breakfast features our nationally-famous F cherry-stuffed French toast. Candlelit Dinners served nightly. Call for seasonally-changing menu. Reservations requested for evening meals. open : 7:30 am - noon, lunch 12 pm - 2:30 pm, dc fish boil on wed , fri , sat , sun , evenings the rest of the year . $$ d fish creek 4225 Main St whitegullinn.com 920-868-3517

the shoreline restaurant

[ad - pg. 114]

 eaturing an eclectic range of foods from beloved comfort food you’ve F known forever, local and regional classics, and new cuisine items from across the world. Our wine, beer, and spirits list is extensive and our sunset view overlooking the water is breathtaking. Take a drive up to the top! lunch : 11am - 3 pm; dinner : 5 - 9 pm; open : may - oct . $$-$$$ gills rock 12747 Hwy 42 theshorelinerestaurant.com 920-854-2950

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e at & d r i n k restaurants al johnson’s swedish restaurant & butik

The famous place with goats on the roof, family-run since 1949, and featuring Swedish cuisine and décor, dirndl-clad servers and an in-house Butik (boutique) with unique Scandinavian offerings. Come for the goats… stay for the excellent food and service. open daily: 7am - 3 pm. $$ d sister bay 10698 Bay Shore Dr aljohnsons.com 920-854-2626

boathouse on the bay

[ad - pg. 117]

 Overlooking Sister Bay Marina! Two floors of outdoor seating. Floor to ceiling windows & glass garage doors bring the outdoors in. Two full bars with specialty cocktails. Fresh Seafood, Raw Bar, Salads, Soups, Po’ Boys, Burgers, Steaks, Sandwiches, and Boathouse’s Famous Lobster Roll! Daily & nightly specials. Children’s menu, live music, and pet-friendly patios. $$ sister bay 10716 N Bay Shore Dr boathousedcw.com 920-854-3223

carroll house restaurant

[ad - pg. 119]

 he family restaurant with a great attitude! Celebrating 60+ years of creating DC T dining traditions with excellent breakfast and lunch options at an affordable price. The famous Old Fashioned Waffles are delicious, serving more than 20,000 a year! Check out other daily breakfast and lunch specials and start your family tradition by visiting today. Outdoor seating; take-out available. $ sister bay 2445 S. Bay Shore Drive 920-854-7997

door county ice cream factory & sandwich shoppe [ad - pg. 114]

Serves its own super-premium ice cream made right in the store. More than 30 flavors to choose from, as well as a long list of sundaes and other desserts. Watch ice cream and waffle cones being made during production hours. Enjoy a specialty sandwich or homemade pizza. $ sister bay 11051 N Bay Shore Dr doorcountyicecream.com 920-854-9693

sister bay bowl supper club

[ad - pg. 118]

 owntown Sister Bay is home to a traditional, family-friendly, 4th generation D family-owned supper club. The Sister Bay Bowl has great food, served for lunch and dinner, such as prime rib, broasted chicken, ribs, sandwiches, and salads. Roll a game on their vintage lanes while enjoying a cold beer and homemade pizza. Kids menu includes a game of bowling! Voted “Best Fish Fry” and “Best Old Fashioned.” $-$$ d sister bay 10640 N Bay Shore Dr sisterbaybowl.com 920-854-2841

thyme restaurant

[ad - pg. 116]

L ocated in Sister Bay, Thyme Restaurant offers casual cuisine prepared from the freshest ingredients, sourced locally when available. Enjoy classic favorites, seasonal specials and ethnic flavors with a full list of wine and beer at their brand-new restaurant and bar offering a warm, friendly atmosphere with plenty of outdoor seating options and perfectly situated next to Twelve Eleven Provisions + Wine Bar. open 11am-9pm, serving lunch and dinner. $$ d sister bay 10339 Hwy 57 ThymeDoorCounty.com 920-421-5113 c o n t i n u e d

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Rudy’s Diner, Sister Bay, 1960

Photo ©2021 Sister Bay Historical Society

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e at & d r i n k restaurants waterfront

[ad - pg. 120]

L ocated on the water just a mile north of downtown Sister Bay, Waterfront offers a world-class dining experience paired with magnificent views. Every table has a waterfront view at this elegant and welcoming restaurant featuring exceptional food, an extensive wine list, a full bar and warm and attentive service. During the summer season, enjoy a drink on the patio overlooking the bay. Reservations are recommended. open: mid - april thru january 1st. $$$$ sister bay 10961 Hwy. 42 waterfront-dc.com 920-854-5491

cedar crossing restaurant & bar

[ad - pg. 120]

L ocal cuisine inspired by the beauty and bounty of DC; our kitchen prepares every delicious, authentic meal from scratch with as many local ingredients as possible. Dine in our elegant, cozy dining room, relax in the refined bar or outdoor seasonal dining on our patio. Enjoy unforgettable meals, rich wines, craft beers and creative cocktails on Sturgeon Bay’s most vibrant corner. d sturgeon bay 336 Louisiana St innatcedarcrossing.com 920-743-4200

sonny’s italian kitchen & pizzeria

[ad - pg. 121]

 ood times, good food! Featuring craft beers, a full wine list, wood-fired pizza G and authentic Italian food. Enjoy an incredible view of the bay from the dining room or the patio. Dine-in, carry-out, delivery and special events. Next to the marina and boat launch on the west end of the Steel Bridge in Sturgeon Bay. open daily : 11am . $-$$ d sturgeon bay 129 N Madison Ave sonnyspizzeria.com 920-743-2300

waterfront mary’s bar & grill

[ad - pg. 122]

 ome by land or sea to dine, drink or stay. Enjoy the deck and live music. C Outdoor seating right up to the water’s edge. Daily specials: Sushi Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wing Wednesday, Ribs or Shrimp Thursday, Friday fish fry. Fish boils on Thurs, Sat & Sun both 5:30 & 7:30 pm. Nightly bonfires. Next to Potawatomi State Park. open daily: 11am. $ d sturgeon bay 3662 N Duluth Ave waterfrontmarysbarandgrill.com 920-743-3690

albatross drive-in

[ad - pg. 124]

 urgers are our specialty and our ice cream is a real treat! Glider swings for B adults, a sandbox with toys for kids, umbrellas and shaded picnic areas. The Albatross is an Island landmark – a destination – an institution that has served generations. 11/2 miles from the ferry dock, we’re a must-stop-and-taste. $ washington island 777 Main Rd albatrossdrivein.com 920-847-2203

jackson harbor soup & sandwiches

[ad - pg. 123]

Enjoy a cup of homemade soup, hot and cold drinks, and great sandwiches while taking in the harbor happenings. Indoor/outdoor seating with awe-inspiring views of Jackson Harbor and Rock Island. Ice, WiFi and other necessities available. $ washington island 1904 Indian Point Rd jacksonharborsoup.com 920-847-2589

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Roadhouse

of downtown Carlsville Dine In or Carry Out

At Door Artisan Cheese

Door County’s Best Rack of Ribs, Charbroiled Burgers

Outstanding “tapas style” dining on our beautiful patio, inside or to-go

FAMOUS FOR Home Cooking from Scratch • Charbroiled Burgers • Broasted Chicken • Friday Fish Fry • Perch and Cod

The Best Food & Spirits Door County has to Offer! FULL MENU AVAILABLE ALL-DAY-LONG! In Downtown Carlsville, just north of Sturgeon Bay, at County I & Hwy 42 Open Tues. through Sun. 11a.m. to close 920.743.4966

Lunch • Dinner • Sunday Brunch Enjoy Craft Session Cocktails at the bar Check Facebook for hours 8103 HWY 42 | EGG HARBOR glacierledgedc.com | 920.868.1333 facebook.com/GlacierLedge

Open Year Round

coyote-roadhouse.com

Great Food & Drink OPEN EVERYDAY 11 AM ~ SERVING LUNCH & DINNER

3026 County E ◆ Baileys Harbor ◆ 920.839.9192 doorcounty.net

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2020 BEST OF DOOR COUNTY WINNER: BEST SANDWICH & BEST BAKERY

• expanded outdoor seating/ expansive park-like setting • hand crafted artisan breads • made-from-scratch pastries • homemade soups • delicious sandwiches • sweet + savory pies • breakfast + lunch

MacReady Artisan Bread Co. HAND-CRAFTED IN DOOR COUNTY

Seems a good recipe for a happy life. All of our breads and pastries are hand-crafted from scratch using original recipes + the highest quality ingredients

7838 hwy 42 | egg harbor | 920.868.2233 | macreadys.com 106


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Brisket • Ribs • Wings Salads • Soups Sandwiches • Burgers Whitefish • Friday Fish Saturday Prime Rib Indoor & Outdoor Seating Open Daily Curbside Delivery 7855 Hwy 42 Egg Harbor 920.868.3038

Cajun Reinvented

Open Year Round Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner

BIG EASY

FIRESIDE

7755 Hwy 42 • Egg Harbor thefiresiderestaurant.com 920.868.4800 Dine In • Carry-Out Call or Order Online

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Your Door County Sunset Dining Destination Indoor and outdoor seating. New menu. Great view.

7643 Hillside Rd | Egg Harbor

920.868.5162

www.CarringtonPub.com

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1/2 lb Pecan & Cinnamon Rolls Cardamom Coffeecake Danish Puff Swedish Limpa Bread Lingonberry Turnovers ...plus all your classic favorites! Find us at

1041 County Road ZZ Rowleys Bay, Wisconsin 920-854-2385 grandmasswedishbakery.com

Door County’s Wurst Bar

Nightly specials, German drafts, full bar, vintage atmosphere, large parties welcome

11934 Highway 42 Thursday - Tuesday Ellison Bay, WI 54210 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm 920-633-4080

Reservations welcome at

hugelhausdoorcounty.com

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Family Run Gluten Free Facility Gluten Free Bakery . Artisan Granola . Coffee Roaster Handcrafted . Small Batch . Top-Notch Ingredients Gifts for All Ages . Samples . NEW Co-Working Space Seating Inside and Outside . OPEN DAILY

Downtown Ellison Bay 920-854-9400 | kickashproducts.com

Waterfront Dining and Fish Boil Experience a traditional Door County fish boil featuring fresh whitefish caught daily. Served nightly except Sunday. Chicken or ribs available. Reservations requested. Groups welcome. HOME-COOKED BREAKFASTS Specializing in local favorites cherry pancakes, Belgian waffles, fluffy omelettes. Enjoy delicious Door County-style dining in our newly restored building that housed Ephraim’s post office in the early 1900s.

www.oldpostoffice-doorcounty.com Overlooking Eagle Harbor on Hwy. 42 in Ephraim • 920-854-4034 doorcounty.net

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DOOR COUNTY’S GARDEN RESTAURANT

f

Breakfast Lunch Dinner HOMEMADE SOUP BAR ALL ENTREES INCLUDE ONE ONE CUP OF SOUP

Outdoor Patio Seating • Beer & Wine • Kids Menu

10425 N. Hwy 42 • North Ephraim 920.854.2131 TheSummerKitchenDoorCounty.com Thank you to our Fish Creek Grill patrons! Come find us at Summer Kitchen!

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

DINNER

Sunset Harbor GRILL

The best dining view in Ephraim!

10018 Water St

Ephraim

Located at Ephraim Shores Resort • 920.854.6565 112


FRESH SEAFOOD HAND-CUT STEAKS FINE SPIRITS Full menu on our website • Catering & Special Events

Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for daily chef specials, updates & events

Gift Certificates available • Reservations appreciated

Open Year Round 3667 Hwy 42 • North of Fish Creek 920.868.3532 • alexandersofdoorcounty.com

We sincerely thank all of the customers, staff, and friends who have supported our efforts over the years. That support has been precious to us and will continue to be so as we move on to the next chapter of our lives. Dick and Carol Skare Owners of The Cookery, 1977-2021

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You’ll Never Have Enough!

THE SHORELINE R E S TA U R A N T

Homemade Super Premium Ice Cream Subs, Sandwiches & Panini Homemade Specialty Pizza Soups & Salads Homemade Sorbet

late a p ri l to mi d – N ove mb e r luNch 11 am – 3pm • diNNer 5 pm – 9 pm

IN GILLS ROCK 920.854.2950

t h e S h o re l i Ne r e Stau raN t . com

Open Daily

Hwy. 42 & Beach Rd., Sister Bay • 920-854-9693

www.doorcountyicecream.com

COUNTRYSIDE COTTAGES FISH CREEK • 920.868.2999 • Located at the entrance to Peninsula State Park • Breakfast & Lunch • Open Year Round • Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options

Enter as strangers, Leave as friends.

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Inside or Outside, It’s Better at Bayside!

“Cheers” to Friends and Family. For gen erations, Bayside has been the perfect place to gather and celebrate with friends and family over great foo d and drinks.

• Smilen’ Bob’s legend • Famous Bloody Ma ary Chili rys & Old Fashioned • Huge selection of s Cra • Delicious Burgers, ft Beers on Tap Pizza, Soups, Salads , Sandwiches, Steaks & Seafood

Smilen’ Bob MacDonald

Bayside Tavern Drinks | Dining | Shops

COMING SOON! Bayside Coffee

VOTED “WISCONSIN’S BEST SMALL TOWN BAR”

-THRILLIST

D OWN TOW N FIS H C RE E K | 92 0 .8 6 8 .3 4 4 1 | BAY SID ETAVERN.COM

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THYME RESTAURANT

Cuisine made from the freshest ingredients, sourced locally when available

Join us at our brand new restaurant, bar and outdoor dining space in Sister Bay ThymeDoorCounty.com | 920.421.5113 | 10339 Hwy 57, Sister Bay

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GRAND VIEWS • GOOD PEOPLE

GREAT EATS

10716 N. BAY SHORE DR SISTER BAY BOATHOUSEDCW.COM

(920) 854-3223

ON THE BAY

DOOR COUNTY ★ WISCONSIN

Outdoor Seating • Take Out Available

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Open year-round for the best in supper club hospitality @sisterbaybowl

(920)854-2841

sisterbaybowl.com

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER

Winner of Good Morning America’s Best Breakfast in America 4225 Main Street • Fish Creek 800.624.1987 • 920.868.3517 Open Year Round www.whitegullinn.com 118


Good People • Great Food B R E A K F A S T

L U N C H

CARROLL HOUSE RESTAURANT O P E N

D A I L Y

7 A M - 2 P M

Dine In • Take Out • Outdoor Seating Top of the Hill in Sister Bay 2445 S. Bay Shore Drive • 920-854-7997

Pelletier’s RESTAURANT & FISH BOIL

Open Daily for Breakfast & Lunch Curbside Delivery Available Door County Fish Boil Served Nightly “Boil Over” every half hour til close – May thru Oct.

920.868.3313 • www.doorcountyfishboil.com 4199 Main Street • Founder’s Square • Fish Creek doorcounty.net

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Waterfront land & sea cuisine

OPEN SEASONALLY MID-APRIL THROUGH JANUARY 1

A VIEW AS STUNNING AS THE FOOD. INNOVATIVE MENU | CRAFT COCKTAILS | EXTENSIVE WINE LIST 10961 N. HWY 42 • SISTER BAY • 920.854.5491 Reservations Recommended • www.waterfront-dc.com

CEDAR CROSSING RESTAURANT & BAR 336 LOUISIANA STREET | DOWNTOWN STURGEON BAY 920.743.4200 | INNATCEDARCROSSING.COM LUNCH | DINNER | CARRY-OUT | FULL BAR SALADS, SLIDERS, ENTREES & SHAREABLES WITH FRESH HOUSE MADE PIES & MORNING BUNS MADE-FROM-SCRATCH | LOCAL INGREDIENTS SEASONAL OUTDOOR DINING ON OUR PATIO RICH WINES | CRAFT BEERS | CREATIVE COCKTAILS

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Award Winning Pizza Italian Beef • Sausage • Wings • Ribs • Pasta • Salads • Desserts & More

VISIT SONNY’S DRIVE UP SLICE SHOP!

TAP ROOM Open Since Spring 2020!

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WaterfrontDoorCounty.com 3662 n. duluth avenue • sturgeon bay • (920) 743-3690

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An Island Tiki Bar

Featuring a fabulous selection of Door County beer & wine!

Located at the Albatross Drive In 777 Main Road • Washington Island albatrossdrivein.com • 920.847.2203

Jackson Harbor

SOUP and sandwiches

A Picturesque Dining Experience Going to - or coming from - Rock Island? Stop by Jackson Harbor Soup! GREAT SOUP •�TASTY SANDWICHES HOT & COLD BEVERAGES •�WINE & BEER

JacksonHarborSoup.com

Located beside the Rock Island State Park Ferry Landing Jackson Harbor Washington Island

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777 Main Rd. | Washington Island | albatrossdrivein.com | 920.847.2203

Albatross

DRIVE-IN

Fresh Friendly and Fun Since 1977

HOMEMADE FOOD TO ORDER | BURGERS ARE OUR BUSINESS burgers | hot dogs | Wisconsin cheese curds | ice cream | shakes

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62 Years of Great Dining:

The Famous Door County Fish Boil

1959–2021 125


Surrounded by Lake Michigan's bounty, early settlers began the fish boil tradition

Local church & community suppers in each village hosted fish boils for decades

Andy Redmann of the White Gull Inn offered the first commercial fish boil in 1959

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d r i n k & e at dates & times may change

k.k. fiske restaurant

dc boils

waterfront mary’s bar & grill

Boil over at 6:15 pm. Reservations recommended. may 29 - september:

sat

6pm.

washington island 1 177 Main Rd

920-847-2121

Waterfront Cod Boil, no bones. Reservations required. may - october. sturgeon bay 3 663 N Duluth Ave

920-743-3690

old post office restaurant

white gull inn

Call for reservations. (sunday boil on holiday weekends ).

Reservations required. wed, fri, sat, sun; wed , fri , sat , sun ; summer : 5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 8:00 pm. winter : 7pm (every friday ).

ephraim 1 0040 Water St, Hwy 42

fish creek 4225 Main St 920-868-3517

nightly except sundays , may

october

920-854-4034

pelletier’s restaurant & fish boil

Boil over every 30 minutes until close. mid - may - mid - october . starting at 4:30pm (nightly ). fish creek 4199 Main St 920-868-3313

Photo ©2021 Christopher Arndt

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e at & d r i n k

sweets door county vintage candy co.

[ad - pg. 128]

Door County Vintage Candy Co is sure to tempt your sweet tooth with nostalgic candy, sodas, flavored popcorn, fudge and more! open : daily . egg harbor 7828 Hwy 42 Main St Shops dcvintagecandy@gmail.com 920-868-5258

 ncle tom’s newport school candy u [ad - pg. 129]  eather Laughlin creates recipes passed down to founder Uncle Tom Collis, H from his father. Hand-made peanut brittle. Hand-whipped fudge and dark cherry bark made with real DC cherries. Many other varieties. Specialty pancake mixes and other fun products. Free bag of popcorn! open : may - oct ; winter : sat 10- 4pm; and by appt . d ellison bay 703 Europe Bay Rd uncletomscandy.com 920-854-4538

door county ice cream factory & sandwich shoppe [ad - pg.129]

More than 30 flavors of super-premium ice cream made right in the store. A long list of sundaes and other desserts. Watch as ice cream and waffle cones are made. Enjoy a specialty sandwich or homemade pizza. On Hwy 42. sister bay 11051 N Bay Shore Dr doorcountyicecream.com 920-854-9693

* Flavored Popcorn * Fudge * Bulk Candy * Nostalgic Candy

* Licorice

* And More

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You‛ll Never Have Enough! Homemade Super Premium Ice Cream Subs, Sandwiches & Panini Homemade Specialty Pizza Soups & Salads Homemade Sorbet

Hwy42 & Beach Road Sister Bay 920.854.9693

OPEN DAILY

doorcountyicecream.com

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♥ World Famous Pancake Mix ♥ Old-Time Peanut Brittle ♥ Fantastic Homemade Fudge ♥ Museum of History, Artifacts & Memorabilia ♥ Complimentary Popcorn ♥ Mail Orders Available

920.854.4538

♥♥

Uncle Tom’s HISTORIC NEWPORT SCHOOL &

CANDY STORE

703 Europe Bay Road Just North of Ellison Bay

Follow us on Facebook!

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markets

farmers markets baileys harbor farmers market

DC’s largest farmers market. Handmade and homemade products. Locally-grown vegetables, bakery, cheese, fresh cut flowers, handmade clothing, jewelry. sunday : 9am - 1pm (may 16 - sep 26). see dates on website for winter market . baileys harbor 2392 County Rd F (Town Hall) baileysharbor.doorcounty.com 920-839-2366

egg harbor farmers market

The Farmers Market take place every Friday (weather permitting). 9am-1pm.

(may 21

oct

22).

egg harbor 7809 Hwy 42 (Harborview Park) eggharbordoorcounty.org

dusk market northern door

Locally-sourced and hand crafted produce, flowers, jewelry, baked goods, candles, eggs, bread and canned good. open every other friday: 4pm -8pm (may 7 – aug 27). ellison bay 12010 Hwy 42 (behind Mink River Basin)

the settlement shops farmers market

Locally-grown vegetables, artisan breads, herbs, flowers, and plants. Handmade items made from nature, lavender sachets, and stoneware. farmers market wednesday : 9:30am - 1:30pm or sellout ; (june 2 – oct 13). fish creek 9116 Hwy 42 (The Settlement Shops) visitfishcreek.com 920-868-3788

jacksonport farmers market

[ad - pg. 67]

Locally-sourced produce, fruit, bakery, meat and eggs from farms, home kitchens, orchards, gardens. Local artisans and crafters starting mid-May through Oct. as weather permits. At Lakeside Park on the corner of Hwy 57 and County V. tuesday: 9am – 1pm (may 18 – oct 26). jacksonport Downtown at Lakeside Park jacksonport.net 920-839-5253

corner of the past farmers market

Locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, baked goods, sauces and handcrafts in a charming farmyard setting, surrounded by restored historical buildings. Local artisan demos of crafts. saturday : 9am - 1pm (june 26 – oct 2).

Painting ©2021 Katie Musolff

sister bay Corner of Fieldcrest Rd and Hwy 57

sisterbayhistory.org 920-854-9242

sturgeon bay farmers market

A selection of locally-grown vegetables, fruits, organic food, crafts, and specialties. saturday : 8:30am – 12pm (june 5 – oct 30). sturgeon bay 4 21 Michigan St (Market Square)

sturgeonbaywi.org 920-746-2912

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markets

food stuffs greens n grains market

etc.

[ad - pg. 135]

L ocated within DC’s only natural food store. Featuring vegetarian and raw food cuisine and a juice bar. The deli offers a wonderful selection of raw foods, paninis, wraps, hummus, natural and organic specialties, freshly-pressed juices, fruit smoothies, healthy bakery, a tea bar and organic coffees. open : 9am - 5 pm ( may - oct ). d egg harbor 7821 Hwy 42

greens-n-grains.com 920-868-9999

wood orchard market

[ad - pg. 136]

 ruly Unique, Totally Delicious, and Very Door County! Wood Orchard Market T sells much of what we grow including SweeTango* and Honeycrisp apples, also a unique selection of gift items, a large variety of specialty foods, and goodies from our bakery. our market season is may thru november. egg harbor 8112 Hwy 42 woodorchardmarket.com 920-868-2334

door artisan cheese

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 unique culinary destination. Watch and chat with our cheesemakers as A they create our artisan cheese. Winner of US and World Cheese Competitions. Sample Door Artisan Cheeses and our favorite wines and select from over 100 specialty cheeses and cured meats. Take a cheese and wine pairing class. Freshly made artisan bread, bakery and cheese plates to go. open : daily 9:30am- 5:30 pm; 4:30 on sunday . may - oct ( winter hours may vary ) d egg harbor 8 103 Hwy 42 (Glacier Ledge Restaurant)

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door county cherry hut

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L ocated right on Hwy 42 between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek, the Door County Cherry Hut market and deli offers specialty beers brewed by Bridge Up Brewing Company, Door County wines and specialty food items like street tacos, gourmet hot dogs, cherry brats and beer brats made by a German smokehouse. The market’s new, landscaped beer garden will have an outdoor seating capacity of 150. open daily: 10am-6pm. d fish creek 8813 Hwy 42 facebook.com/dccherryhut

fish creek market

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In continuous operation for more than 125 years, Fish Creek Market blends the best of old and new: the nostalgia of a friendly general store with a thoughtful, modern inventory of products. Unique local goods, gifts, artisanal foods, useful supplies, grocery essentials, wine, beer & spirits. Extraordinary sandwiches, soups, salads and provisions. Always changing with the seasons. d fish creek 4264 Main St fishcreekmarket1892.com 920-868-3351

country ovens / cherry de-lite

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 isit our factory store to see how Cherry De-Lites are made through our V viewing window and video tour. Browse our gift shop and a variety of dried cherries, cranberries and blueberries, cherry juice, chocolate covered cherries, cherry salsa and more. On-line, pick up or phone ordering available. We ship anywhere! open: year round. d forestville 229 E Main St countryovens.com 800-544-1003 or 920-856-6767

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 ince 1984, on the same family homestead, four generations of Landins produce S more than 100 varieties of jams, jellies, pickles, and relishes, plus homemade pies and cookies. open daily year-round. closed sundays november - may. d gills rock 763 Hwy 42 beashomadeproducts.com Mail orders: 920-854-2268

piggly wiggly

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Nearly 23,000 square feet of produce, bakery, deli, dairy, frozen foods, meat, liquor, wine and beer sections! Featuring full deli & catering, certified Angus beef, fresh & local produce, in-store bakery and custom cakes. Full liquor, wine & beer sections. Talk to us about catering your next occasion! We are always happy to serve you! open: 7am-8pm daily, sunday 7:30am-5pm. winter hours : open every day at 7:30am – call for closing times . d sister bay 10576 County Walk Dr (County Walk Shops) 920-854-2391

renard’s cheese

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 pen year-round - 7 days a week - 2 great locations. Free cheese and wine O tastings daily. Featuring fresh cheese curds, a wide variety of our handcrafted artisan cheese and many specialty products from Door County. Sturgeon Bay location features a deli (dine In or carry out). Algoma offers factory tours by appointment. Shop online at website. d sturgeon bay 2189 County Rd DK renardscheese.com 920-825-7272 algoma 248 County S 920-487-2825

edible door

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L ocally owned and operated, Edible Door is one of 80+ Edible Communities publications across North America dedicated to promoting a sustainable lifestyle, local sourcing and a healthy food culture. Each issue is filled with pertinent editorial features, upcoming events and recipes - published seasonally. Free. Available at locations throughout the peninsula. d door county Advertising or subscriptions:

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Taste and Tour Award-Winning Cheeses Wine•Beer•Charcuterie 8103 HWY 42 | EGG HARBOR doorartisancheese.com | 920.868.1444

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1/2 lb Pecan & Cinnamon Rolls Cardamom Coffeecake Danish Puff Swedish Limpa Bread Lingonberry Turnovers ...plus all your classic favorites! Find us at

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Specialty beers brewed by Bridge Up Brewing Company Door County wines Street tacos Gourmet hot dogs Door County jams Cherry pies Local Artisans NEW landscaped Beer Garden that seats up to 150 people

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NEWLY-EXPANDED Piggly Wiggly! You won’t believe your eyes!

Nearly 23,000 sq/ft of expanded produce, bakery, deli, dairy, frozen foods, meat, liquor, wine and beer sections!

Northern Door County’s Locally-Owned Neighborhood Grocer

Full Deli & Catering • Certified Angus Beef Fresh & Local Produce • In-Store Bakery & Custom Cakes Full Liquor, Wine & Beer Sections Talk to us about catering your next occasion! Please donʼt hesitate to call one of our wonderful departments to order ahead. We are always happy to serve you!

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Historic Mercantile & Specialty Grocery Provisions & Fine Foods Household Staples Outdoor Supplies First Aid | Toiletries Books, Toys & Games Local Goods | Gifts Wine, Beer, Cordials Spirits & Cigars

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wine door county distillery

spirits

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Visit DC’s only fully-functional distillery and enjoy samples of the award winning spirits handcrafted right here in DC. Vodkas, gin, brandies, whisky, and our Door County Moonshine. View our traditional German copper still in action while sampling our many products. At Door Peninsula Winery. d carlsville 5806 Hwy 42 dcwine.com 800-551-5049 920-743-7431

door peninsula winery

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Over 40 years of making fun and approachable wines for every palate. DC’s original winery features tours and tasting of over 45 fruit, varietal-fruit blend, and premium grape wines. Find a wide selection of wine accessories and gourmet foods. Tour and taste. d carlsville 5806 Hwy 42 dcwine.com 800-551-5049 920-743-7431

door county wine trail

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 ake the Door County Wine Trail tour! Composed of eight unique wineries, T each stop on the Trail is dedicated to making your visit a memorable experience. Every winery handles its tastings and tours in its own way, a mixture of complimentary tastings, inexpensive flights, and on-site tours. Visit the Wine Trail website for more details. door county doorcountywinetrail.com

stone’s throw winery

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DC’s only ultra-premium all grape winery. Featuring wines made from fresh California grapes. Tours, tastings, Vino! Vino! Tuscan Wine Bar, Bocce Oak Barrel Fired Pizza, bocce ball and fun! open: 10 am - 5 pm. d egg harbor 3382 County Rd E stonesthrowwinery.com 920-839-9660

one barrel brewing co

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 brew unique beers, one barrel at a time. Also offering wines, hard ciders, We Wild Tomato pizza, and a generally laid-back costal Wisconsin vibe. Visit our comfortable and relaxing tap room, with seating indoors and out for over 100 people. The terraced deck leads from the street to the doors and there’s an airy vibe inside, complete with counter-service, wood-fired pizza and appetizers from Wild Tomato. $ -$$ d egg harbor 4633 Market St onebarrelbrewing.com 920-868-5262

island orchard cider

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Island Orchard Cider produces gluten-free hard cider with a range in style from dry and effervescent to sweet and still. There’s a cider flavor for everyone! Recently we started making our own cider Pomme Vinegars! Visit the Door County Cider House and enjoy a flight tasting, glass of cherry vanilla soda, and house made snack pairings. check website for hours ellison bay 1 2040 Garrett Bay Rd islandorchardcider.com 920-854-3344

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WINE TRAIL DOOR PENINSULA WINERY

Housed in an 1800's schoolhouse, Door County's largest winery offers free tasting of over 60 wines and ciders. Enjoy our outdoor wine garden, tour our facilities, and shop in our large retail section.

Door 44 is a must see, with its six acre vineyard and new state-ofthe-art winery. We invite you to sample our internationallyawarded, locally- grown wines, stroll our vineyard, tour our winery, relax on our patio and treat your senses!

5806 Highway 42 • Carlsville 800.551.5049 • dcwine.com

5464 Cty Rd P • Sturgeon Bay 888.932.0044 • door44winery.com

HARBOR RIDGE WINERY We offer a diverse selection of over 20 different award-winning wines, including dry oak aged Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Merlot and Malbec. 4690 Rainbow Ridge Court Egg Harbor • 920.868.4321 harborridgewinery.com

RED OAK WINERY Stop in at their brand new location in Carlsville. Red Oak offers many different wines from fruit, reds, and their popular port wines. Red Oak Winery offers wine flights, wine by the glass, and retail. 5781 Hwy 42 Carlsville • 920.743.7729 redoakwinery.com

STONE'S THROW WINERY Just 2500 miles northeast of Napa Valley you'll find a whole other wine country. Peaceful, unspoiled, and delightfully uncrowded. There lies Stone's Throw Winery. 3382 County Road E Baileys Harbor • 920.839.9660 stonesthrowwinery.com

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DOOR 44 WINERY

ORCHARD COUNTRY WINERY Owned by the Lautenbach family since 1955. Discover acres of scenic orchard and vineyard, with a diverse list of over 40 wines and hard ciders, featuring their estate-grown fruits. 9197 Hwy 42 Fish Creek • 920.868.3479 orchardcountry.com

SIMON CREEK WINERY Simon Creek offers the complete winery experience; a beautiful tasting room and gift/retail area and impressive vineyards. 5896 Bochek Road Sturgeon Bay • 920.746.9307 simoncreekvineyard.com

VON STIEHL WINERY Wisconsin's oldest licensed winery founded in 1967! This is a "must stop" on your way to and from Door County. Relax along the lakeshore, enjoy a tour and tasting in our state-of-theart production facility. 115 Navarino Street • Algoma 920.487.5208 • vonstiehl.com

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Just 2500 miles northeast of Napa Valley,  you’ll find a whole other wine country.  Peaceful. Unspoiled. Delightfully uncrowded.  There, nestled in the beauty of Door County,  you’ll find Stone’s Throw Winery. We invite you to sample our fine wines made from fresh California grapes not cherries, not ‘juice’, in the traditional one barrel at-a-time way.  Enjoy Vino!Vino!, our Wine & Italian Tapas Bar,  relax on our outdoor patio. Play bocce ball. At Stone’s Throw, you’ll experience a whole other wine country. Discover it for yourself, before everyone else does. OAK BARREL FIRED PIZZA ©2020 STW

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clothing blacksmith clothing co

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 great clothing shop with an enthusiastic following. You’ll find fashion-forward A clothing that’s wearable and affordable. New merchandise arrives weekly, so you can re-discover and re-visit Blacksmith throughout the season. Located in an historic masonry building on County Road G, just behind Shipwrecked Brew Pub. egg harbor 7806 Horseshoe Bay Rd blacksmithclothingco.com 920-868-3216

kim’s boutique

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A lovely shop full of life’s little indulgences...featuring beautiful clothes and jewelry, luxurious lingerie, cozy throws, handmade candles, fun garden art and lots more! A unique shopping destination. Indulge! mainstreetshopsdoorcounty.com

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lazy one® door county

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Experience high quality, comfortable and comical lounge/sleepwear for the entire family. PJs, flapjacks, yoga-style jammies, slippers, nightshirts, slippers, onesies and accessories. Follow us on Facebook facebook.com/ lazyonedoorcounty and Instagram @doorcounty_kids egg harbor 7828 Hwy 42, Main St Shops 920-868-5437

spot

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Let Spot become your favorite clothing boutique. Offering bright, colorful, and unique clothing, jewelry, scarves, shoes, accessories and much more. You won’t find items like these anywhere else in Door County! This new second location is inside The Fireside Restaurant building. Follow us on Instagram @spotclothing or facebook.com/spot54234. open daily: 10am-8pm. egg harbor 7755 Hwy 42 spot.clothing.com 920-857-0644

o’meara’s irish house

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The Best of Ireland and Beyond. O’Meara’s features only the highest quality imports from Ireland including Aran Woollen Mills sweaters, wool capes and accessories from Jimmy Hourihan and Branigan Weavers, Celtic jewelry, Irish food, home goods, giftware, Dubarry of Ireland, and Inis Fragrance. d fish creek 3970 Main St omearasirish.com 920-868-3528

wink swimwear & clothing boutique

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 elebrating our 35th season with a season-long special sale! Largest selection C in DC. Kids, juniors, men’s, women’s sizes from 6-24W. Michael Kors, Tommy Bahama, Billabong, Kenneth Cole, Maaji, Ralph Lauren, Vince Camuto, Tommy Hilfiger, O’Neill, LaBlanca, Trina Turk, Profile by Gottex and more. Sunglasses, clothing, shoes, accessories. Located in Bayside Alley Shops. fish creek 4160 Main St, downtown Fish Creek winkswimwear.com 920-868-3201

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Four stores in one convenient location, on the hill in Uptown Sister Bay, in the Village Exchange Building. On Deck for Men, On Deck for Women, On Deck Resort Wear (featuring Fresh Produce®), and Bill’s Dry Goods (specializing in decorated logo wear for the entire family). all stores open year round. d sister bay 10635 N Bay Shore Dr ondeckclothing.com 920-854-2607

spot

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Sister Bay’s favorite clothing boutique, Spot offers bright, colorful, and unique clothing, jewelry, scarves, shoes, accessories and much more. You won’t find items like these anywhere else in DC! Located next to Husby’s. Follow us on Instagram @spotclothing or facebook.com/spot54234. open daily 10am-8pm. sister bay 10647 N Bay Shore Dr spot.clothing.com 920-857-6862

on deck clothing co.

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On Deck sets the standard for classic, casual clothing, footwear and accessories with over 200 quality brands and boutique selections. Visit our downtown Sturgeon Bay store located on the corner of 3rd Ave and Jefferson St for quality brands and boutique selections. all stores open year-round. d sturgeon bay 265 N 3rd Ave ondeckclothing.com 920-743-8778

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 hether you’re visiting DC for the first time or a long-time resident, W Main Street Shops has unique shops and comfortable, indoor atmosphere in which to get your shopping fix! With a myriad of shops all in one place, the 18 Main Street Shops provide a fun, all-inclusive shopping experience.

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founder’s square

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The essence of Door County is reflected in these 14 varied shops, many in atmospheric tourist cottages from the 1800s. Visit Asa Thorp’s 1849 cabin, ‘the founder of Fish Creek.’ d fish creek Downtown founderssquaredoorcounty.com

the settlement shops

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 et to know these unique shops and galleries nestled in a quaint DC setting. G You’ll tell your friends about the treasures you find here, including original art, hand-made moccasins, home decor, apparel, jewelry,, a massage studio and fresh pies. open: 10 am - 5 pm. farmers market: wednesdays june - october. fish creek 9106 Hwy 42, 1 mile south of town

top of the hill shops

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One Stop — Many shops! A memorable shopping experience in a park-like setting. Explore our gallery, boutiques and specialty shops! Ample parking available. Across from Door Community Auditorium. Corner of Hwy 42 and County F. some shops open year round d fish creek 9341 Spring Rd shoppingdoorcounty.com

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O’Meara’s Irish House Celtic Jewelry • Hand-Knit Aran Sweaters • Wool Capes Dubarry of Ireland • Irish Sportswear • Guinness Apparel & Barware Belleek China • Linnea’s Lights Candles • Irish Photogprahy & Giftware Open Year Round • OMEARASIRISH.COM • 920.868.3528 3970 Main Street • On the Hill in Fish Creek

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SWIMWEAR & CLOTHING BOUTIQUE Kids • Juniors • Mens

Womens 6-24W • Long torso D-DD cup Mastectomy & Chlorine Resistant • SKYE • SEA FOLLY • O’NEILL • BILLABONG • LABLANCA • HOBIE • TOMMY BAHAMA • KENNETH COLE • MAAJI • VINCE CAMUTO • MICHAEL KORS • TRINA TURK • BODY GLOVE • AND MANY MORE! LOCATED BEHIND THE BAYSIDE TAVERN in the Bayside Alley Shops by the public dock Downtown Fish Creek 920.868.3201 • winkswimwear.com Instagram: @wink.doorcounty

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 ow featuring two Egg Harbor locations! Visit our newest gallery in N downtown, Egg Harbor. And see the newest work from resident jewelry artist Angela Olson Luberger as well as 25 other nationally collected jewelry artists. Visit Plum Bottom’s two galleries and experience art, finely crafted. open daily 10am- 5pm may - oct d egg harbor 4 999 Plum Bottom Rd & 7813 Hwy 42

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artzy studio

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“A little bit of Paris in Door County.” Jewelry, Ceramics, Glass, and Paintings by award-winning artist, Cynthia L Koshalek. Artwork is displayed in a charming Paris style boutique. Other items include shabby chic furniture, candles, home accents, fiber, sculpture, and garden art. Take a photo of the 12’ Eiffel Tower! open : 10:30am- 4:30pm thur - mon , may - oct . Instagram clkartist2017 ephraim 10329 Hwy 42 facebook.com/Artzy-1095708867124923 608-438-7633

zabler design jewelers

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Original contemporary designs and antique revival micro pave designs, period antique jewelry, museum-quality ancient Greek and Roman coins, and highgrade watches. DC’s largest selection of natural pink and yellow diamonds and rare gems - Alexandrite, Tanzanite, Tsavorite and Padparadscha Sapphire. open daily 12 - 6pm d ephraim 9906 Water St zablerdesign.com 920-854-4801

trilliant diamonds & jewelry

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 ringing a bit of Caribbean to Wisconsin’s own paradise! With 20 years B experience in fine jewelry, Manish is sure to make your visit memorable. Exquisite knowledge of diamonds and colored stones and offering personalized designs and unique settings. Tanzanite, Larimar, Ammolite, Natural Colored Diamonds, and more. Gift ideas in all price ranges and custom orders. Located in the Top of the Hill Shops. fish creek 9 341 Spring Rd facebook.com/trilliantdiamonds 920-264-0839

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H

ow many careers were ultimately launched by the famed Peninsula School of Art, you may wonder? One such artist is Russ Zabler, who was taking PenArt photography classes back in the early 1970s. “The funny thing is, I happened to be talking to a couple of professors on the front steps of the School and Bill [Griffiths] just had this cool vibe going so I asked him what class he taught,” Zabler recounts. “He said Metal Arts, so I signed up for it and the rest is history!” After the fateful metal arts class, Zabler didn’t return to college. “Jewelry had lit a fire in me,” Zabler said. Instead, he worked at a trade shop doing jewelry repair, then became a bench jeweler for a retailer, pursuing his own work in summer art shows. In 1983 Zabler bought a shop in Ephraim and remade it into the current Zabler Design Jewelers, and a year later also acquired a store in Clarendon Hills, IL.

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Nature was immediately represented in his early jewelry pieces, he says. Zabler was inspired by “the idea that form, function and load can be represented in both jewelry and architecture.” The use of “Design” in the business’s name is conscious, since his forte is custom design, working with clients until “an ethereal image becomes something you can touch and wear.” Zabler offers countless alternatives for engagement rings, from antique diamond rings to peach-pink sapphire to morganite and rose gold combinations. He has an original and inventive way to inspire clients with a curated selection. The experienced artist also reaches back in time with his rare coin collection and transforms them into one-of-a-kind pieces in his Ancient Design Series. His interest in coins took off after a Pompeii exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago. “The whole exhibit inspired me about the accessibility of 2,000-year-old artifacts. Some of the coins were minted during the time of Jesus Christ under Pontius Pilate and some during Alexander the Great’s lifetime. That I had them in my store was mind-blowing,” Zabler said. The fire that was lit years ago will burn on. “I love the connections I get to make with individuals and being able to work with beautifully colored gems and rare objects.”

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gifts door county candle company

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A DC tradition for over 25 years. Shop the region’s largest selection of candles, accessories and fun home accents. Watch us make candles in our factory or dip your own candle creation. open year round. d carlsville 5789 Hwy 42 doorcountycandle.com 920-746-2125 877-263-5975

be beauty boutique

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 e moved just 2 blocks north! Previously located next to Shipwrecked we are W now in between Spa Verde & Parador. At our new location, shop it up with our fun & fashionable assortment of everyday clothing to now include both ladies’ & plus sizes! Accessorize with all our chic & unique jewelry…now including modern styles for men. Other great finds include one-of-a kind garden décor, trendy gifts and much more. Committed to the ultimate shopping experience, 100% satisfaction is our goal. We’re sure to be your “go to” Egg Harbor shop for years to come! facebook.com/bebeautyfashions egg harbor 7823 Hwy 42 bebeautyboutique.com 920-868-4348

kim’s gift shop

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A lovely shop full of life’s little indulgences...featuring beautiful clothes and jewelry, luxurious lingerie, cozy throws, handmade candles, fun garden art and lots more! A unique shopping destination. Indulge! mainstreetshopsdoorcounty.com

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mistletoe holiday house

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 ind something for every holiday, decorations and gifts for all occasions F in our enchanting shop nestled off Hwy 42, just south of Egg Harbor. Handpainted ornaments from local artists as well as traditional holiday fare. We’ll personalize any ornament that can be written on. open daily: may- dec. egg harbor 5135 Holiday Dr mistletoe-holidayhouse.com 920-980-6834

’tis the season

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Seasonal gifts, gourmet food items, Door County items, hand-painted ornaments, tree trimming in a variety of colors and themes, custom wreaths, Halloween, Easter, home fragrance and decor. A fun-filled store for every season! Located on level 2 in the Main Street Shops. d egg harbor 7828 Hwy 42, Main St Shops 920-868-2829

door county rock & gem

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 very unique shop featuring treasure from around the world including crystals, A minerals, fossils, jewelry and decor. Beautifully displayed, pieces from small to large, and hard to find metaphysical items. Sluice Box Mining with guaranteed treasures. Family fun for all ages! Two locations: next to Summer Kitchen, Ephraim and Founder’s Square, Fish Creek. ephraim 10421 Hwy 42 doorcountyrockandgem.com 920-854-3667 fish creek Founder’s Square

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 he Best of Ireland and Beyond. O’Meara’s features only the highest quality T imports from Ireland including Aran Woollen Mills sweaters, wool capes and accessories from Jimmy Hourihan and Branigan Weavers, Celtic jewelry, Irish food, home goods, giftware, Dubarry of Ireland, and Inis Fragrance. d fish creek 3970 Main St omearasirish.com 920-868-3528

hammersmith tv & electronics

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The not-so-serious gift shop. Books, greeting cards, funny finds and home goods. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at this cute little shop. Follow us on Instagram @spacesisterbay. d sister bay 10647 N Bay Shore Dr facebook.com/space54234 920-857-4185

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 A Little Bit of Everything for Everyone.” “ Huge selection of Washington Island sweatshirts and t-shirts. Wonderful selection of souvenirs, gifts, local handmade items and Minnetonka moccasins. Best Homemade Cream & Butter Fudge! Complete True Value Store and Citgo Gas Station. d washington island 1 176 Main Rd

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• Ablue

• Harbor Wear

• Buttercups Coffee

• Howell Creek Trading

• The Country Lady

• Just Paws

• Details Salon

• Kim's Boutique

• Door County Kids &

• Kim's Gift Shop

Baby Boutique • Door County Vintage Candy Co.

• Lazy One Door County • Nan & Jerry's Door County Clothing

• European Gifts

• Nan & Jerry's Boutique

• From the Forty

• Studio One Art Glass

• The Happy Camper

• 'Tis the Season

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Country Lady Celebrating 32 years in Door County! Updated classics, fun tops in vibrant colors, sweaters, outerwear and jewelry. Mon-Sat 11am-5pm

920.868.1642

Door County Kids & Baby Boutique Celebrating 10 years! Top brands to top award toys – for all members of the family. DC infant & kids clothing, books, puzzles, games, arts & crafts, plush.

920.868.KIDS (5437)

Harbor Wear Whether you’re interested in vacation mementos or Door County gifts, Harbor Wear truly has clothing for everyone – resort wear, sweatshirts, t-shirts and hats.

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Howell Creek Gifts A unique shop and gallery with jewlery, watches, metal wall art, art tiles, garden art, sculptures, pictures, luau shirts, dog, cat and bird art. Something for everyone! Best store music in Door County!

Kim's Boutique

920.868.5137

A shop full of life’s little indulgences! Beautiful clothing sized xs thru 3x, lovely jewelry, Door County Lavender products, cozy throws, fun PJ's, and lots more.

920.868.5005

Kim's Gift Shop More indulgences! Located next door to Kim’s Boutique. Home decor, unique gifts, Polish Pottery, and garden art.

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Lazy One Door County Fun pajamas & leisure wear for the entire family. 100% combed cotton, custom Door County designs. New and fun designs – all puns intended! Sizes: Infant to Adult.

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Studio One Art Glass Fine stained glass giftware since 1979. Handcrafted and unique, a delight to the eyes.

920.868.5261

'Tis the Season A holiday favorite for 20+ years, featuring seasonal gifts & home decor, home fragrances, British food items. Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving all year.

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A Fun-Filled Store for Every Season!

‘Tis the Season Miniature Ornaments • Hand-Crafted Ornaments Christmas • Halloween • Italian Ceramics Fragrances • Home Decor • Gifts British Sweets & Sauces • Gourmet Food

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“A little bit of everything for everyone.” Island’s largest selection of T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Gifts, Souvenirs and homemade Fudge! 1176 Main Road • Open Year Round www.shopmannsmerc.com ALL SEASON COTTAGES OPEN YEAR ROUND! GG2021

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FISH CREEK – Founder’s Square NORTH EPHRAIM – Next to Summer Kitchen

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1 & 2 PURE JOY Door County's premier children's store. Specializing in sizes newborn–14. Baby items, gifts and much more to make your day. You will love our TWEEN designs. The word of the day is COUTURE! We pledge to make your shopping experience fun. Open daily in season and winter weekends. 920.868.3023

3 & 4 TRILLIANT DIAMONDS & JEWELRY Bringing a bit of Caribbean to Wisconsin's own paradise! With 20 years experience in fine jewelry, we have exquisite knowledge in diamonds and colored stones with their personalized designs and unique settings. Tanzanite, Larimar, Ammolite, Diamonds, and more. Gift ideas in everyone's price range! We do custom orders as well. 920.264.0839

5 W.A.K.E. M.E. TOO / FISH TALES An eclectic mix of old and new. Colorful DC birdhouses, chimes and yard art. Door County souvenirs, t-shirts and sweatshirts, Old Guy Rules t-shirts, Queen Bee Soaps, gifts, vintage items and more. 920.627.0026

6 DC CHOCOLATE DESIGN CAFE Chocolate, full coffee menu, beer, wine and friendly smiles. Serving rich and bold milk chocolate and warm and complex dark chocolate. Handmade on site. Grab a seat at the bar and watch the process or sit outside on the patio with fresh espresso, beer or wine. 920.868.5155 dcchocolatedesign.com

7 FUNKY ZEBRA 8 & 9 HART & HART Fish Creek's premier woman’s clothing boutique! Featuring artisan sterling silver jewelry. We have fresh and classic looks in a wide range of sizes, from petite - 3X. Hart & Hart has the clothing you will love year after year! 920.868.2753

10 WHAT NEXT? Visit What Next? and discover a simply amazing collection of Naot shoes and sandals for men and women. If you don't find your size, we'll happily order it for you. Beautiful leather handbags, funky socks, artisan jewelry, and the latest from Comfy Habitat, Cut Loose, and Margaret Winters. 920.868.2993

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11 TAKE A PEEK Established in 2002! Stop by and browse our large selection of beautiful earrings, fashion jewlery, watches, kids items, socks, and gifts at affordable prices. We offer personalized ornaments. 920.868.4242

12 THE MAIN COURSE Truly a store for cooks! "Toy" and serious cookware for both aspiring and well-seasoned cooks. Pots and bakeware, cutting boards and knives, linens, gadgets, coffee brewers and teas. The selection of Polish Pottery is stunning! Open daily 10am. December-April Tue-Sun. 920.868.2424

13 GAGE FINE IMPORTS A little bit of Italy right in Fish Creek! Artwork, candles, holiday decor, and designer jewelry. Large assortment of musical/motion clocks, crystal, wedding, special occasion gifts, etc. Catalogs and mail order available. Show this ad to receive a free gift from Italy! Open year round. 920.854.2359

15 DC ELECTRIC GUITAR 16 FOREVER GRATEFUL BOUTIQUE & BRIAN PIER GALLERY Enjoy an eclectic mix of nautical, home decor, vintage ships, cashmere scarves, sterling silver & estate jewelry,Christmas decor, vintage treasures, and an extensive inventory of Fragrant Isle & Seaquist Orchards Products. In The Brian Pier Gallery, experience the award winning original oils of Brian Pier. 920.868.5238

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18 LAGNIAPPE WINE GALLERY A very eclectic shop. All the things women love and "just have to have." Terrific wines from small vineyards around the world, unique wine racks, glasses and accessories. Home goods, handmade soaps, clothing and jewelry. Wine tasting every Saturday afternoon. Open 10am5pm May-October. Winter weekends. 920.868.2429


20 BANK OF LUXEMBURG Bank of Luxemburg is a reliable local source for personal and business banking expertise. With a mission “to have a positive impact on people’s lives,” our friendly and professional staff goes the extra mile to get to know you and your goals in order to provide personalized, down-to-earth guidance through all stages of life. www.bankofluxemburg.com

21 DAVID T. GREEN 22 SEVEN MONKEY IMPORTS We would like to invite you to browse our one-of-a-kind selection of folk art and home decor created by some of the most talented artisans in Latin America. Our collection includes wall art, sculptures, pottery, handbags, toys, jewelry boxes, and much, much more! sevenmonkeyimports.com

23 CONNIE GLOWACKI "Watercolors with Spirit." Gallery and art demonstrations. View nationally-known and award-winning artist Connie Glowacki as she creates her original watercolors and drawings. Limited edition prints and notecards are available. 608.752.0707

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Why is Founder's Square So Special? Nestled beneath the bluff in the quaint town of Fish Creek, Founder's Square is a collection of historic buildings that are home to Door County's premier shops, boutiques and dining! Come spend the day with us! 14 G rea t Sho ps! 3 N ew in 202 1!

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Door County Confectionery 920.868.2434 doorcountyconfectionery.com

Door County Rock & Gem 920.854.3667 doorcountyrockandgem.com

Good Times Great Lakes 920.868.1008 goodtimesgreatlakes.com

J. Jeffrey Taylor 920.868.3033 jjeffreytaylor.com

Harborwear 920.868.1737 facebook.com/harbor-wear

Alpaca to Apparel 920.536.1394 alpacatoapparel.com

Robin Jay Music & Gifts 920.868.1600 RobinJMusic@yahoo.com

Fish Creek Moccasin 920.868.2100 fishcreekmoccasin.com

Pelletier's Restaurant 920.868.3133 doorcountyfishboil.com

The Fudge House 920.868.3857 doorcountyconfectionery.com

Dippy's Ice Cream 920.868.3857 doorcountyconfectionery.com

Summer Home Wisconsin 920.901.1951 dawn@summerhomewi.com

hey daisy 920.662.0801 herydaisy.com

Seven Sisters Resale Boutique 414.208.8172 7sistersresale.com

Asa Thorp's Log Cabin 920.854.9352 wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.com

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Voted one of the best stores in DC! 3,000 sq. ft. barn offers exquisite furnishings, unique gifts, accessories. Pine Cone Hill quilts, Dash & Albert rugs, Caldrea products, Hillhouse home fragrances. Need design help? Next door is Designworks — custom upholstery, blinds, flooring and tile. d egg harbor 7798 Hwy 42 doorcountynatureworks.com 920-868-2651

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For over 15 years, bringing you beautiful home furnishings and creative designs. Our talented designers work closely with you to bring your ideas and dreams to reality. Offering the best brands: Lee Industries, Thibaut, Schumacher and Lexington. Our talented design staff has over 30 years experience and is recognized for exceptional design. egg harbor 7798 Hwy 42 designworksdoorcounty.com 920-868-3042

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 feast for your senses in home decor: unique home accents, luxurious French A linens, hand-painted Italian ceramics, DC art, handmade cherry rockers, lamps, rugs, bedding, candles, floral, furnishings. Special orders. open: 10 am - 5 pm, mon - sat ; winter : sat or by appointment . farmers market : 9:30 am - 1:30pm, wed . d fish creek 9106 Hwy 42, The Settlement Shops 920-868-4135

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Nordic-Inspired SKÅL Showcases Modern Scandinavian Design

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new addition to Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik sits on the southern side of its Stabbur Beer Garden, bookending the property with another unique structure. The attractive new building, called SKÅL, carries the same attention to detail and Nordic character as the business’s original log restaurant, but without grass- chomping goats on its green sod roof. In addition, the building’s Norwegian-inspired façade with carved front posts are by the same talented folk artist who created Stabbur’s traditional designs. 192


The original boutique (Swedish: butik) located in Al Johnson’s main restaurant continues in operation, featuring classic Scandinavian items that the restaurant’s visitors have enjoyed for years. SKÅL offers a unique line of Nordic-sourced and other products, chosen to spotlight the clean lines and functional spirit in modern housewares and home decorating accessories. The new store’s interior has the light and airy feeling of modern Scandinavian design. Beautiful vases and baskets filled with Danish bouquets of felt flowers immediately greet visitors. Candles and dinnerware show off Finnish-inspired crafts. Swedish goods like wool textiles from far northern Sweden abound at SKÅL, as do products from Wisconsin and Minnesota artisans who focus on Nordic-style designs. Check out beautiful textiles from Steller Handcrafted Goods, plus notecards, prints and fabric items by Minneapolis artist Cindy Lindgren, who traffics in the essence of Scandinavia-inspired design. Stabbur fans will find shirts, hats and other branded items feature the beer garden’s recognizable goat logo, as well as barware Photo ©2021 John Nelson and other souvenirs. The building’s fresh and spacious construction faces Sister Bay’s village park, which offers renowned sunsets in the near distance plus views of the surrounding bay. Extended hours at the new shop welcome evening guests. SKÅL is expected to be in full operation by early June. Much like venturing into Al Johnson’s has become a de rigeur experience for Door County visitors, you can expect the new SKÅL to be its own lovely sojourn into “the Scandinavia of the imagination.” — Jude Genereaux doorcounty.net

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Reclaimed offers an exceptional selection of stylish furniture, home goods & decor to satisfy every style for every room. A must stop for those who love to shop for things to create a beautiful home, all at a fraction of retail! New arrivals daily so the thrill of the hunt never ends. Truly a destination shop! daily 10 am -5 pm , closed wed . & sun . open winter weekends . d ephraim 10451 Townline Dr reclaimeddoorcounty.com 920-854-3239

vintique resale

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julie’s upscale resale

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With 2000+ consignors dropping off furniture, decor, art, lamps, clothing, purses, shoes, and jewelry on a daily basis…something for everyone! Call for hours or drop-off appointments. Follow us on Facebook and see what comes in every day! open: mon - sat 10 am - 4 pm (mar - nov). facebook.com/pages/Julies-Upscale-Resale-of-Door-County/385476450238 sister bay 1 0553 Country Walk Dr juliesupscaleresale.com 920-421-0770

the simple solution estate sales and services

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 orthern Door’s only full-service estate-sale business. Business partners N Heidi Penchoff and Scott Lohman fill a niche: running onsite estate sales, a consignment store for estate-sale furnishings, and moving services for estate pieces into the showroom. Staff is passionate about upcycling; the only area retailer of Dixie Belle paint products. Classes on how to transform furniture are coming. Clients/realtors: schedule an appt! d sister bay thesimplesolutiondoco.com 920-333-2081

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L adies’ new and resale clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories at bargain prices. A DC destination at Country Walk Shops. open daily : 10 am - 4 pm. d sister bay 10579 Country Walk Lane facebook.com/villageclothier 920-854-9331

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The Collaborators: Madeline Tourtelot & Jim Legault Visionary entrepreneur Madeline Tourtelot worked with photographer Jim Legault to create a famed late 1970s portfolio of local artists that cemented the reputation of Door County as an arts destination for decades.

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ish Creek, 1965: at a time when visual artists were converging on the Door Peninsula — drawn by its beauty and affordable dwellings — artist, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and visionary Madeline Tourtelot founded the Peninsula School of Art. For her mission to promote the local arts community, Tourtelot recruited photographer Jim Legault to collaborate on a book titled Resume: A Selective Guide to Artists, C raftsmen and Galleries of Door County, Wisconsin. The opus was designed to invite the general public “to have a look inside the arts community and what was going on, who was doing interesting work and how to get in contact with them,” Legault said recently. “The instructors and guest artists she brought to the community via the Art School shaped it in profound ways, legitimized it and were part of the draw for future artists. Madeline understood the Mary Ellen Sisulak need to bring some attention to our arts community. She was essential in keeping things going forward.” Legault described a time before Peninsula Players was launched as a nonprofit. When Tourtelot heard they needed assistance, “she bailed them out to keep them in business. She always helped in any way she could. Then, when the Players had their 50th anniversary, she sent me over to work on a book to celebrate the event, called The First Fifty Years. She also sent me to work with Jim Dutton at Birch Creek for two summers to help get them noticed. These Photos by Jim Legault

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are things she did on a regular basis. When she knew someone was having a problem or needed encouragement, she would order a commission. She had that attitude to see things work, to make things work. And her ideas were always something fun.” She was passionate about the prosperity and improvement of the arts community—and that was the purpose of the 1977 Resume publication. It was sold at shops and bookstores around the county. Some artists would give it to clients to promote their work. According to Legault, there was already a base of artists living here by the 1970s with the Peninsula School of Art as the centerpiece of their activity and community. “Back then you’d buy an old place and fix it up. Because the financial pressures weren’t so intense, people had more time to engage in the community and freedom to do their art,” he said. David & Jeanne Aurelius

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found us these two buildings,” Jeanne said. “I remember in those days we had more time for big potlucks and volleyball parties. It was an honor to be included in the artist community. Madeline was very encouraging and interested in what we were doing.” In 1982, Legault created a second edition of the publication, Resume II: C reative Pursuits on the Door Peninsula, to continue the promotion. “This generated at least three full pages of publicity through other newspapers and publications,” Legault said. “The additional publicity highlighted what was going on up here. From that point on, articles about Door County Ernie Anderson artists proliferated.” In the combined books, 77 local artists were highlighted; today, 32 have passed on and 45 are still living. So where are they now? Many remain in Door County doing their craft, others have retired, and some have left the area. Gloria and George Hardiman, weaver and potter respectively, purchased an old storefront on Maple Grove Road in 1969. “We spent our summers running the gallery,” Gloria said. “The buildPhotos by Jim Legault

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Charles L. (Chick) Peterson

Honoring those resume i & ii artists who have since passed aw ay: Mildred Armato (Printmaker)

Amanda Dewitt (Jeweler)

Phillip Philipon (Painter)

Phil Austin (Painter)

Tom Dewitt (Jeweler)

Albert Quinlan (Serigraphs)

Betty Becker Wathall (Mixed Media, Collage, Repousse)

Austin Fraser (Watercolors)

Andrew Redmann (Painter)

Hal Grutzmacher (Writer)

Toby Schlick (Boatbuilder)

Wayne Harmann (Photographer)

Louis Smolak (Sculpture) Pat Spielman (Custom Woodworking)

Keith Bridenhagen (Carved Decoys)

Helen Hooper (Painter, Gallery Owner)

Francis Butler (Blacksmith)

Bob Kayser (Leather & Glass)

Abe Cohn (Potter)

Roy Lukes (Naturalist, Writer)

Joseph Cook (Serigraphs)

Charles Lyons (Woodcuts Printer, Painter, Gallery Owner)

Bill Beckstrom (Plants, Woodworking) Norbert Blei (Writer)

George DeFore (Clockmaker) Bill Dehos (Woodcarver)

Evelyn McNamara (Oil Paintings) Gerhard Miller (Painter)

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ing needed a lot of work and George spent a part of each season updating it.” They moved permanently to Fish Creek in 1995 when George retired from teaching art at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. They sold the gallery in 2018 and Gloria continues to weave for her own enjoyment. Watercolor painter Charles L. Peterson, now in his 90s, “occasionally creates art for his own pleasure but is retired from producing work to be sold in galleries or taking commissions,” his daughter, Beth Peterson, said. Painter Peter Steinmetz had a gallery at The Settlement in Fish Creek back when it was an artist’s settlement to live and work on-premises. He left the county to enter the world of high tech marGary Chaudoir keting in Madison as a Communications Manager. “I have many good memories at The Settlement,” he recalls today. Now retired, he is “painting up a storm. I have some work at The Paint Box Gallery and some which I’m planning on selling on Etsy and my web site.” The growth of the arts was an important movement for the county, and they continue to draw new and young artists to establish themselves in this beautiful environment. Note that the photos accompanying this article are all of artists who are alive and well, still living and working in beautiful Door County. — Marise Redmann 210


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IN MEMORIAM: Painter Karsten Topelmann (07-14-29 – 02-13-21) died just this past winter. He was a beloved local artist, known equally for his exquisite watercolor and oil paintings and a kind heart. Karsten had a gentle demeanor and velvety, soft-spoken voice infused with good humor. Along with his wife, artist Ellen Sprogo Topelmann, the couple created the Hanseatic Art Gallery in Ephraim, where guests were treated to living room hospitality as they sat in their respective chairs and invited all to chat. The Hanseatic Art Gallery will be open for its 50th and final season in 2021, giving people the opportunity to acquire remaining original artwork. Photos by Jim Legault

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BOOKSTORES MISCELLANEOUS (Arts & Education Non-Profits) DOOR COUNTY LIBRARIES

Thorstein Veblen’s Study Cabin

(http://doorcountylibrary.org)

WASHINGTON ISLAND

Books Up The Road Fair Isle Books Washington Island Public Library

LITERARY JOURNALS

Washington Island Literary Festival

MEDIA HISTORIC SITES LITERARY FESTIVALS AND CONFERENCES

Norbert Blei Home, 1969-2013 The Clearing Folk Art School Wm. Caxton Ltd. Bookseller

ELLISON BAY

WRITERS

Door Guide Publishing Peninsula Bookman Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik Sister Bay Public Library

SISTER BAY

EPHRAIM FISH CREEK Norbert Blei's "Coop"

JUDDVILLE Main Street Market Egg Harbor Public Library

EGG HARBOR

Ephraim Public Library

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Need a Door County vacation read? Don’t miss the romance book series set in Door County from National Bestselling author Katherine Hastings!

Available on Amazon and in KindleUnlimited, or find signed print copies at Al Johnson’s Swedish Butik!

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Huge Inventory of Used, New, Out-of-Print Books More than 20,000 Titles • Maps & Prints Extensive Selection of Door County Titles

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Photo ©2021 Laura Docter

Sue Jarosh, Children’s Book Writer

S

ue Jarosh is a well-known personality in Door County. For 31 years, she and husband Joe busily tended Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts – a popular shop on Highway 57, stocked with craft supplies and handcrafted goods from all over Wisconsin. She was often asked if the shop sold children’s books, especially books about lighthouses. At that time there weren’t any, but Jarosh remembers telling herself “Someday, I’ll write that story.” Always active in the Jacksonport Historical Society, after retiring in 2015 Jarosh quickly became a lighthouse tour guide. While assigned to E agle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park, she learned abundant tales of lighthouse life... and still remembered her intent to someday write a children’s book. 216


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The plot came to her at E agle Bluff when a visitor spotted an old mouse trap and identified it as “an iron kitty.” The description prompted her imagination and led her to write her first book, “Lighthouse Mouse.” The story ultimately combined historical photos of the rooms at E agle Bluff Lighthouse with the tale of the lighthouse keeper’s children, who search for the lighthouse light’s lost key. The success of that book, and the fun she had creating it, brought Jarosh to her second book, “Lighthouse Hero.” The plot features Jarosh’s abundant research on the lighthouse’s actual history. Unable to use old photos of the lighthouse keeper, the innovative Jarosh created photos of her own grandchildren, dressed in period clothing from the Ephraim Historical Foundation. Photo enhancement gave the photos a vintage look. The story also features the history of the Anderson Store and Dock, brought to life with “Then” and “Now” images. Her third book includes results from her Door County Advocate research, where she discovered the Larson family, who maintained Baileys Harbor’s well-known Range Light. The family’s unique skill for making pets of wild crows inspired the story “Range Light Rascal,” a tale with insight into the life of Emma Toft, locally famous for The Ridges. Jarosh’s next book is “Madeline’s Magical Balloon,” a fast-paced tour that takes readers to 43 locations enjoyable to children and families. The productive writer already knows the topic of her fifth book, the iconic Cana Island. Sue Jarosh’s books can be found in select Door County shops, the farmers markets in Jacksonport and Baileys Harbor, and on her website: doorcountypolarbearpress.com. — Jude Genereaux doorcounty.net

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door county polar bear press

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 he title company for Author, Sue Jarosh, and her DC book collection. All T books are signed. Available at several DC shops. Great souvenirs and make perfect gifts for all ages for holidays or family celebrations. Books can be viewed/purchased on her website and on Facebook at doorcountypolarbearpress. Books ordered on the website can be personalized. d door county doorcountypolarbearpress.com 920-839-5253 or 920-559-6275

door county kids & baby boutique

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 fantasy baby/infant experience with themed collections to dress and A accessorize the baby/toddler in your life; from snuggly blankets and booties to fashion, toys, books and inspiration. Fun toys, educational and science challenges, puzzles and nostalgia for the young and young-at-heart. Games, books, puppets a-plenty! Located in Main Street Shops. egg harbor 7828 Hwy 42 facebook.com/doorcountykids 920-868-KIDS (5437)

crystal mining co.

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Stake your claim at Crystal Mining Co.! Prospectors of all ages enjoy sluice box mining for colorful gems and minerals! Family Fun! Guaranteed Treasure! Located at Door County Rock and Gem, one of Wisconsin’s premier Rock Shops. (Next to Summer Kitchen.) ephraim 10421 Hwy 42 doorcountyrockandgem.com 920-854-3667

skyway drive-in theatre

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Door County’s only drive-in movie theater, open since 1950. Located between Fish Creek and Ephraim on Hwy 42, the Skyway is Wisconsin’s second-longest continuously running drive-in theater. As usual, we’ll have a terrific schedule of recently released movies in 2021! fish creek 3475 Highway 42 doorcountydrivein.com 920-854-9938

pirate’s cove adventure golf

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Join us for a true pirate adventure! Putt your way through mountain caves, over a footbridge, and beneath cascading waterfalls on our award-winning 18-hole course. Swashbuckling fun for the whole family! sister bay 2502 S Bay Shore Dr piratescove.com 920-854-4929

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 isit farm animals in natural surroundings. V Bottle-feed goat kids and lambs, pick up a piglet, milk a goat, and watch chicks hatch. See log buildings, farm tools, and implements, natural trails, exhibits, and our gift shop. open daily : 9 am - 5 pm (memorial day weekend - mid - oct). sturgeon bay 4  285 Hwy 57

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Crystal Mining CO. at

View these colorfully illustrated books about historical Door County on our website. Great for families!

Stake Your Claim! Junior Prospectors Strike it Rich! Hands on sluice box mining for the entire family! 10421 Hwy 42 | North Ephraim Next to the Summer Kitchen

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Available at many retail shops in Door County or local Farmer’s Markets where Sue will personally sign your books!

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Your Door County S.T.E.A.M. Stores! Creativity and Fun for All Ages!

A mix of fun toys, educational challenges, puzzles and nostalgia for the young and young at heart. Family games, boos, puzzles, puppets, & wooden toys. EGG HARBOR • Main Street Sops • 920.868.KIDS

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Fun pajamas and leisure wear for the entire family. Highest uality clothing. 100% cotton, custom oor County designs on every garment. nfant to adult. EGG HARBOR • Main Street Sops • 920.868.5650

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"Scrapboo your oor County acation" 1000's of original art rubber stamp designs created inhouse. Art Supplies, Custom & Specialty apers. STURGEON BAY • 751 eerson St • 920.7 6.9080

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Door County’s entertainment bargain since 1950! Hollywood’s latest movies | Nostalgic, wooded setting Double features | First movie begins at dusk Radio sound | Snack Bar

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The Top 16 Things to Do with Your Kids in Door County this Summer Edited by Katja Nelson-Newman

1. See the goats at Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant & Butik 2. Dig for minerals and crystals at Crystal Mining (Ephraim) 3. Go mini golfing at Pirate’s Cove (Sister Bay) 4. Visit The Farm (Sturgeon Bay) and feed the animals 5. See a movie at the Skyway Drive-in (Fish Creek) 6. G o swimming at Sister Bay Beach, Fish Creek Beach, Egg

Harbor Beach, Schoolhouse Beach (Washington Island), Newport Beach, Whitefish Dunes Beach, Baileys Harbor Beach, or Rock Island State Park Beach...or swim at all of them! 7. See a beautiful sunset...anywhere 8 . Hike or camp at any one of our five

State Parks: Peninsula State Park (Fish Creek) Rock Island State Park (Rock Island) Potawatomi State Park (Southern Door) Newport State Park (Ellison Bay) White Dunes State Park (Jacksonport) 9. G o to a fun museum: Corner of the Past Museum (Sister Bay)

and Door County Maritime Museum (Sturgeon Bay, Gills Rock) 10. Take the Washington Island Ferry to...Washington Island 11. Take the Karfi Ferry to...Rock Island 12. Ride the Cherry Train on Washington Island 13. Visit Hands On Arts Studio...and make some art (Fish Creek) 14. Go mini golfing at The Red Putter (Ephraim) 15. G et an ice cream cone at Wilson’s (Ephraim) or Door County

Ice Cream Factory (Sister Bay) 16. In

Fish Creek, rent a bike at Edge of Park Rentals or Nor Door Sport & Cyclery, and take a ride through Peninsula State Park’s trails (next door to bike rentals) doorcounty.net

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Just Paws is a fun store just for your dog and the dog lover in you! Stop in and pamper your puppy with treats, toys, collars, leashes, clothing, costumes and more! Also featuring Puppy Love clothing for adults and children. open: daily. egg harbor 7828 Hwy 42 Main St Shops justpawsdc@gmail.com 920-606-1201

door county dog store

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Celebrating 17 years of business in Door County. “Dogs, bring your owners in to browse, sniff, and shop.” Handmade treats baked on premise from owners’ recipes — look for them at your local retailer. Holistic foods, fun land and water toys, apparel, and healthcare. Self-Service Dog Wash. Winner ‘Best of Door County’. Pet Friendly 2 years in a row! d sturgeon bay 230 Michigan St doorcountydogstore.com 920-746-9000

wisconsin humane society – door county campus [ad – pg. 225]

A safe haven for lost or homeless pets, working to unite them with owners or place them with new loving family. WHS Door County Campus encourages responsible pet ownership through education, training and spay/neutering. Visit the shelter, become a member of WHS Door County Campus today. d sturgeon bay 3475 Park Dr wihumane.org/doorcounty 920-746-1111

Celebrating 17 Years of Business in Door County

OPEN YEAR ROUND

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2020-21 Goodbyes

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Oscar

jenna kasten & kipp robertson sturgeon bay

Corduroy

pattie schmirler sister bay

Otis

sara & collin doherty sister bay

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baileys harbor range lights

 he Range Lights are a pair of lighthouses: Upper Range Light, keepers house T and tower; and Lower Range Light, square tower. They were placed 900 feet apart and aligned on a 340 degree bearing line to guide boats safely into the harbor. Built in 1869. On the National Register of Historic Places. Obtain a trail pass at the Ridges Sanctuary Nature Center at 8166 Hwy 57 to tour or walk the range light grounds. upper range light open to the public 11am - 2pm during the lighthouse festival . hours of operation may change throughout the season baileys harbor 8270 Ridges Rd, Hwy 57



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cana island lighthouse

 xplore Door County’s most iconic lighthouse, which in 2019 celebrated 150 E years of standing watch on the shore of Lake Michigan. Ride a hay-wagon over the causeway to explore the island, including the 89-foot-tall light tower, oil storage house and lighthouse keeper’s home. The highlight of any Cana Island visit is climbing the 97 steps of the tower’s spiral staircase to reach the gallery deck, which delivers a sweeping panoramic view of Lake Michigan and the Door County peninsula. open: 10am-5pm, may-oct. baileys harbor 8800 E Cana Island Rd dcmm.org 920-743-5958

old baileys harbor ‘bird cage’ lighthouse

 lanson Sweet, the first person to discover Baileys Harbor, built this lighthouse A on Lighthouse Island in 1852. The tower and keepers dwelling are made of limestone. Its most notable characteristic is a ‘birdcage’ lantern. views : from the end of ridges rd . baileys harbor



chambers island lighthouse

 his lighthouse was built on Chambers Island to guide mariners through the T channel from Lake Michigan to Green Bay. The structure, built in 1868, is made of Milwaukee cream brick. Open for self-guided tours when the caretaker is present. The keeper’s office is now a museum. boat tours during the lighthouse festival . open memorial weekend thru labor day ; weekends only . fish creek 920-868-3100



eagle bluff lighthouse

Beginning in 1868 this brick lighthouse, perched on a 76 ft. high bluff, guided schooners and steamboats passing through the Strawberry Channel. It is now a museum with some of the ‘keepers’ original furnishing and artifacts. Tours of the lighthouse and grounds are available. A park sticker is required. open : 10 am - 4 pm ( late jun thru mid - oct ) fish creek Peninsula State Park (Shore Rd to Bluff Rd) 920-839-2377

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sightsee lighthouses pilot island lighthouse

Built in 1858. Boat tours from Gills Rock go past the lighthouse for viewing and photography. gills rock 414-747-7188

plum island lighthouse

Built in 1858. Boat tours from Gills Rock go past the lighthouse for viewing and photography. gills rock 414-747-7188

pottawatomie lighthouse

 his is the oldest lighthouse in Wisconsin — built in 1856. The tower and T keeper’s house are made from rock quarried on the island. It was named for the Native Americans who had inhabited the area and whose name means ‘keepers of the fire’. Docents provide guided tours. Museum shop. tours : 10 am - 4 pm ( memorial day weekend — columbus day ). rock island Rock Island State Park 920-847-2235 414-747-7188

sherwood point lighthouse

 his brick lighthouse and keepers dwelling is situated on the north entrance T to Sturgeon Bay. It was the last manned lighthouse on the Great Lakes. Built in 1882. On the National Register of Historic Places. open to public during the lighthouse festival . boat tours go past the lighthouse ( mid - may thru mid - oct ). sturgeon bay Sherwood Island 414-747-7188



ship canal lighthouses

 wo historic lighthouses are located on a Coast Guard station. The North T Pierhead Light structure, built in 1882, is notable because of its square shape and bright red color. The Ship Canal Light, built in 1899, is a large white tower and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. open to public during the lighthouse festival . sturgeon bay 2501 Canal Rd 414-747-7188

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heritage center

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Exhibits and videos featuring the fascinating Belgian culture: unique languages, traditions, food, architecture. Genealogical and historical research materials available. Check website for hours, events and tour opportunities. brussels 1255 County Rd DK belgianheritagecenter.org 920-825-7319

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bluff lighthouse museum

Beginning in 1868 this brick lighthouse guided schooners and steamboats passing through the Strawberry Channel. It is now a museum with some of the ‘keepers’ original furnishings and artifacts. Guided tours of the lighthouse and grounds. Park sticker required. eagleblufflighthouse.doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org open : 10 am - 4 pm ( late jun thru mid - oct ). fish creek Peninsula State Park (Shore Rd to Bluff Rd) 920-839-2377

death’s door maritime museum – gills rock [ad - pg. 233]

 hidden DC gem. The museum features a shipwreck and scuba diving exhibit, A artifacts brought from Lake Michigan and information on the dangerous passage known as Death’s Door. Explore the indoor wooden fishing tug Hope. ellison bay 1 2724 W Wisconsin Bay Rd dcmm.org 920-743-5958

pottawatomie

lighthouse museum

 he oldest Wisconsin lighthouse — built in 1856. Named for the Native T Americans who had inhabited the area and whose name means ‘keepers of the fire’. Docents provide guided tours. Museum shop. tours : 10 am - 4 pm ( memorial day weekend — columbus day ). rock island Rock Island State Park 920-847-2235

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 orner of the past museum c [ad - pg. 231] Sister Bay Historical Society offers fascinating docent-led tours. admission : $10 adults , kids free , includes knowledgeable tour guide (and /or self - guided tour with discovery pen audio ) at 11am, 1pm, and 2:30pm. reserve tour tickets online : doorcountytickets . com . open : 10am - 4pm, mon - fri / heritage programs on sat , memorial day weekend - early oct sister bay Hwy 57 at Country Lane & Fieldcrest Road sisterbayhistory.org 920-854-7680

door county maritime museum

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 xplore tales of bold ship captains, brave seamen, stalwart lighthouse keepers, E innovative shipbuilders, much more. Located between the historic downtown bridges on Sturgeon Bay’s historic working waterfront, the Door County Maritime Museum offers a fun and educational experience for all ages. d sturgeon bay 120 N Madison Ave dcmm.org 920-743-5958

jacobsen museum

 his small restored log cabin, owned by Jens Jacobsen prior to 1930, T has an outstanding collection of natural and historical artifacts from the region. There are hand-carved ship models, pieces of authentic furniture, and artifacts from shipwrecks — including a huge rudder from the shipwreck of the Louisiana. open: 10 am - 4 pm (memorial day - columbus day). 230

washington island Little Lake Rd washingtonisland.com 920-847-2179

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DISCOVER DOOR COUNTY S EARLY HISTORY!

Take the Sister Bay History Tour Corner of the Past Museum DOCENT-LED TOURS OF DECADES OF THE

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AREA S UNIQUE HISTORY VINTAGE BUILDINGS

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3 Tours Daily: 11am • 1:00 pm • 2:30 pm Adults – $10 Kids – 12 & Under Free Tickets Onsite or Online: doorcountytickets.com

www.sisterbayhistory.org

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preserving the past baileys harbor historical society

 e collect, research, preserve and disseminate knowledge about the history W of Baileys Harbor. The BHHS hopes to have a full museum some day, but in the meantime, archives and artifacts and information on upcoming activities and events can be viewed in display cases at the Baileys Harbor Town Hall. baileys harbor baileysharborhistoricalsociety.org

 elgian heritage center b [ad - pg. 235] We tell the story of the Belgian settlement area of northeastern Wisconsin. Located in the Namur Historic District — a designated National Landmark. Explore the campus, dating back to the 1860s. You will find exhibits and videos that feature the fascinating culture of the Belgians, including their unique languages, traditions, food and architecture. Genealogical and historical research materials available. Check website for hours, events and tours. brussels 1255 County Rd DK belgianheritagecenter.org 920-825-7319

 gg harbor historical society e We endeavor to “make Egg Harbor History come alive for future generations through the collection, preservation and sharing of the heritage of Egg Harbor.” Self-guided tours, with locations pin-pointed on Google Maps (link on website) and printable information about each , visitors can take the Village Historical Walking Tour and Historic Driving Tour. egg harbor eggharborwi.com

 iberty grove historical society l The society sports a museum on its Ellison Bay property. A restored Baptist Church with a display of artifacts from local families dating back to the 1800s as well as two picker shacks, a granary and a cottage from the Liberty Park Lodge are present at the museum site. The LGHS also participates in an annual arts and crafts show and tractor and old-engine show. ellison bay libertygrovehistorical.org 920-854-1926

 phraim historical foundation e We are dedicated to the preservation of Ephraim’s history and heritage, and serve as stewards of five Village Museums: the Anderson Barn (1880), Pioneer Schoolhouse (1880), Anderson Store (c. 1858), Goodletson Cabin (c. 1855), and the Historic Iverson House (1854). The season’s exhibits are hosted at the Anderson Barn Museum. ephraim ephraim.org

 ibraltar historical association g Our initial goal was the restoration of the Old Town Hall, a 100 year-old building. The History Center, located behind Noble House Museum, preserves local history and culture by scanning and archiving photos, and displaying local collections of artifacts. Other activities include exhibits at the Museum, walking tours, and Gibraltar Talks held at the Old Town Hall. fish creek historicnoble.org

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sightsee preserving the past  acksonport historical society j We focus on historical programs, research, commemorative activities, and a collection of tangible historical memorabilia. In 2008 JHS became owners of 4.3 acres at the south end of the village, home to a log cabin donated by Kevin and Debbie Magno, start of a long-awaited museum complex for housing and exhibiting historical materials. jacksonport jacksonporthistoricalsociety.org

 ister bay historical society s [ad - pg. 231] The Society’s first major project 26 years ago was to renovate the donated Anderson House, housing historical items, including late 1800s furnishings, photos and artifacts. Anderson House has been joined by 15 other heritage buildings that are open to visitors, and the property is now called Corner of the Past Museum. Events and programming are a major draw, including a weekly farmers market, the oldest in northern Door County. docent-led tours are scheduled mon .- fri . at 11am, 1 pm and 2:30pm. $10 per person on - site , or book visits in advance at doorcountytickets . com . sister bay sisterbayhistory.org 920-854-7680

 oor county historical society d The oldest historical group in DC. Our far-reaching activities include maintaining and operating Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Museum, Historical Village at The Crossroads, Hanson House, and Door County Archives. The society also designates historical sites, and provides programming for schools. sturgeon bay doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org crossroadsatbigcreek.com

 ashington island farm museum w With emphasis on 1870-1940, our collection of farm buildings and old-time farm implements is impressive. 19th century craft demonstrations and kids’ activities on summer Wednesdays. The Veblen Study Cabin is an especially unique piece of Island history. From 1896 to 1926, world-famous economist Thorstein Veblen spent summers here, and in 1916 he built a study cabin and home. The Washington Island Heritage Conservancy moved the cabin and it is being restored on the shore of Little Lake, next to Jacobsen Museum. washington island islandheritageconservancy.com

washington island historical archives

 fficial Town of Washington records, school records dating back to 1887, O indexed copies of Door County Advocate articles about the Island from 1862 to 1960s, photos, maps, audio tapes and videos, copies of Island publications, individual files on island families, records of Island organizations, resorts, businesses and community life, census and cemetery records, a genealogy database with thousands of records, and publications for sale (books and DVDs). Find what you’re looking for by visiting, calling or e-mailing. Steve Reiss, Archivist. open: Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm or by appointment . washisldarchives@gmail.com washington island 9  10 Main Rd Washington Island Community Center 920-847-3072

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Experience the Belgian Heritage Center • View displays that tell the story of the Belgian immigrants • Walk the historic campus that dates to the 1860s • See a traditional Belgian roadside chapel • Take a pre-arranged Belgian heritage tour • Attend one of the annual heritage events featuring Belgian foods and beverages • Watch videos featuring the Walloon language

All in the heart of the Namur Historic District, a National Historic Landmark, awarded for the area’s significant ethnic architecture.

BELGIAN HERITAGE CENTER Check our website for open hours, events and tours! BelgianHeritageCenter.org • 920.825.7319 • 1255 County DK, Brussels

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hat’s more magical than waking up to frost- covered grasses, spiked with frozen dew, illuminating the earth in an ethereal wonderland? Listen to the eerie guttural howls of the lake making ice, resonating like the soundtrack of a sci-fi film. Look up to a dark grey sky of giant, fluffy snowflakes slowly falling, when the silence is not heard but felt, like a physical pressure of lusty breathing and drumming heartbeat. The deep polar freeze brings out the Scandinavian in each of us. We load the wood burner, don our thick sweaters, slip into shearling-lined mocs, finally given permission to sit and…read a book! Many think of Door County in terms of summertime memories, filled with beaches, ice cream, and riotous fun. But what the average visitor might not see is the spectacular beauty and engag238


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ing events of other seasons. I’ve been asked the question SO many times. “Is there anything open in winter?” Or “What is there to do?” I chuckle and reply that we live here year-round and yes, some places are open. And I tell them there are so many good things to explore outdoors, especially silent sports! Even without snow, you can ice skate, go ice fishing, ice boating, and kite skating. Unbelievably, you can often feed wild birds like chickadees right from your hand in Newport and Peninsula State Parks, among other locations. There are two big ice rinks, one in Sturgeon Bay on Memorial Field, located near the high school. The other, Theresa Highlander Ice Rink, is at the sports complex in Sister Bay, where you can both rent skates and enjoy a pick-up hockey game. doorcounty.net

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Snow-based activities like cross- country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking abound in all five of the state parks, the Ridges Sanctuary, Crossroads at Big Creek and the 14 Land Trust preserve sites. Enjoy skate/ski trails, fat tire biking, downhill sledding and snowmobiling. The Door County Snowmobile clubs welcome snowmobilers to explore the 250 miles of state and club trails from Kewaunee County to the top of the thumb in Gills Rock. Plus, there are ski, snowshoe and inner tube rentals at various local outfitters. Everyone here knows it’s a special time of year... try it on for size and you, too, can experience the magic of a Door County winter! — By Marise Redmann

Photo ©2021 Steve Brandt

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activities off-road segway adventures

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Where there’s a segwill, there’s a segway! Take the road less traveled in style and comfort. Family business currently offering tours from Rowleys Bay, Peninsula Park and more! We are happy to offer onsite set up at your location! Our passion is showing you the countryside, expanding our trails every season and broadening the adventure. Multiple tours. rowleys bay offroadsegwayadventures.com 920-421-4111

fish creek scenic boat tours

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 ruise aboard our 69 passenger tour boat docked downtown Fish Creek. Daily C narrated tours to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Peninsula State Park, Millionaire’s Row, Eagle Cave, Ephraim and the many islands, bluffs and beaches. Our daily sunset cruise offers free live music. Special Fireworks cruises throughout season. daily 1-2 hour tours start at $29, seniors discounts, kids 12 & under $5. fish creek 9448 Spruce St fishcreekscenicboattours.com 920-421-4442

sister bay scenic boat tours

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 ruise aboard our 149 passenger, double decker tour boat docked in C downtown Sister Bay. Daily narrated tours to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Death’s Door, islands, bluffs, beaches. Refreshments on lower bar deck. Nightly Sunset Live Music cruises; specialty fireworks trips in-season. daily 1-1/4 to 2 hour tours start at $29, senior discounts , kids 12 & under $5. sister bay 1 0707 N Bay Shore Dr (Sister Bay Marina)

doorcountyboats.com 920-421-4444

open door bird sanctuary

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 njoy the unique experience of birds of prey in a natural environment! AweE inspiring close encounters with raptors during a 1-hour program, talk with educators, see and touch artifacts, visit with birds. 34 acres, 3 different scenic hikes, a picnic area – an afternoon to remember! open: sat, jun 20-aug 29, plus fri , jul 3 and sun , sep 6. program at 1pm, guided trail hike 2:30pm. open 12-4pm jacksonport 4 114 County Rd I opendoorbirdsanctuary.org

920-493-BIRD; 920-724-1399

sister bay bowl

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League Baseball Schedule SUNDAY GAMES BEGIN AT 1:30PM FRIDAY NIGHT GAMES BEGIN AT 7:30PM 6/4/2021 institute @ Baileys Harbor (7:30) 6/6/2021 egg harbor @ W. Jacksonport sister bay @ Kolberg maplewood @ Washington Island 6/13/2021 kolberg @ Institute w. jacksonport @ Maplewood washington island @ Egg Harbor baileys harbor @ Sister Bay 6/20/2021 institute @ Maplewood egg harbor @ Sister Bay kolberg @ Washington Island baileys harbor @ W. Jacksonport 6/25/2021 sister bay @ Institute (7:30) 6/27/2021 kolberg @ Baileys Harbor

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George Burr: An AwardWinning Artist Rediscovers the Artistic Life

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eorge Burr recognized early in life that he was drawn to the life of the artist. As a 15-year-old high school student in Wausau, he was driven to attend an art training camp in Kansas on his own. He enrolled, prepped, packed, and traveled to the school with his parents blessing, but he put the entire plan into motion. Burr originally started working with pastels as a budding artist in the 8th grade, he says, and soon found himself winning painting contests, including one notable win for his “Peninsula Road” painting. 250


After college, an MBA in accounting, and a long stint in the corporate world, Burr fortuitously met Chicago-area artist Gary Wick, he says, who soon introduced him to new painting materials and reawakened his interest in being a full-time artist. Wick became his mentor, and Burr soon found himself doing new award-winning artwork. His chosen medium of dry pastel, and his interest in landscapes, pushed him into an “artistic breakthrough” with a painting called “Susan’s Field,” launching him towards a rapid lifestyle change in Door County. By 2005, Burr had opened his own gallery in Ephraim, and is now marking his 17th year as a full-time Door County-based artist. Burr describes his style as “photographic,” and often fools the eye of the beholder with detail so fine it seems to be a photograph. Trees are one of his favorite challenges, and the landscapes he chooses are always of Door County and its vistas. “I discovered very quickly that as good as they might be, Photo ©2021 Laura Docter landscapes of the Rocky Mountains are not what people who travel to Door County are interested in seeing,” Burr says today. His website, www.GeorgeBurrGallery.com, features beautiful Door County sunsets, tree lines, the iconic curvy road that leads to the Northport ferry dock and other classic views of the county. Burr’s gallery offers only 77 limited editions of any given original – but visitors will also find a broad collection of notecards, coasters and other handmade treasures in his gallery next to Waterbury Inn on Highway 42 in Ephraim. — Jude Genereaux doorcounty.net

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carol bonick

 rtist Carol Bonick’s unique of nature, country life, and Americana. Have been A jury-selected at shows throughout the Midwest and published by high-profile publications, including the cover of the 2018 Door County Go! Guide. Co-founder of Country Inn Art School (Geneva, IL), she is a member of the Int’l Colored Pencil Society and the Aurora and Geneva Art Leagues. door county carolbonick-art.com 920-854-5555 or 847-846-0783

katie musolff

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Katie Musolff lives and works along the backwaters of the Mississippi River in Vernon County, WI. Her work is based on the adventures she has while poking her head and hands into the natural world outside her back door. She’s been making a living as a full-time artist for 14 years and plans to continue. stoddard, wi katiemusolff.com 414-651-3463

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Meet artist Cynthia L. Koshalek and view her award-winning art in ceramics, jewelry, glass, and painting. Also, featuring the owl art of Clarence P. Cameron and stained glass by Norma Hove. In the butterfly garden find a variety of garden art by Midwest artists. Daily demonstrations in the studio or butterfly garden. open: 10:30am - 4:30pm thur-mon (may-oct) instagram@ clkartist2017. ephraim 10329 Hwy 42 facebook.com/Artzy-1095708867124923 608-438-7633

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Breathtaking pastel landscapes by resident artist George Burr. Also representing Gary Wick, eight different potters, and others. Functional and decorative pottery, jewelry, coasters, magnets, cards, limited edition prints, gifts, yard art and more. open daily: 10am - 5pm (may-oct) and fri- sun 10am-4pm (nov -apr) d ephraim 10325 Hwy 42 GeorgeBurr.com 920-854-7877

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water street gallery

Featuring beautifully detailed oil paintings of landmarks and historic images of DC’s past by local artist Fredric Bridenhagen. Maps, vintage posters and nautical charts of the surrounding lakes and islands, framed and unframed. Local woodland watercolors, photographs, cards, and gifts. d ephraim 9930 Water St artdoorcounty.com 920-854-5215 fish creek Art of Door County Founder’s Square 920-868-1008

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“Watercolors with Spirit” gallery and art demonstrations. View nationallyknown, award-winning artist Connie Glowacki as she creates her original watercolor paintings and drawings. Limited-edition prints, gift items, and note cards also available. Located at the Top of the Hill Shops. open daily: 10 am - 5 pm (may- oct). fish creek 9331 Spring Rd connie-glowacki.com 608-774-4737

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Capturing the heart of DC through his trademark photo-painting technique, artist Christopher Arndt breathes new life into scenes of DC. From the beauty of orchard lined roads, to the picturesque bluff-lined shores, his images highlight the peninsula’s amazing landscape and history. Available at select locations throughout Door County. door county doorcountyimages.com 630-690-3146

frykman studio gallery

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Original hand-carved wood carvings and oil paintings by David Frykman, DC nature photography by Heather Harle Frykman and Lucas Frykman, pottery and sculpture by Steve Jorgenson. open daily : 10 am - 5 pm (may - oct ). weekends in winter . d sister bay 2566 S Bay Shore Dr (Hwy 42) frykmangallery.com 920-854-7351

len villano photography

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ome of us recognize immediately what we should do with our lives and where we want to focus our creative energies. Katie Musolff is one of those people, blessed with singular artistic intention at a very young age. Growing up near Milwaukee, the southern Wisconsin artist attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Today, she is still a working artist, following her passion through every day of her life. After meeting husband and fellow artist Andy Fletcher, the two decided to launch their new careers while living in Stoddard, WI, near the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Focusing on watercolor and gouache as her chosen media, Katie was initially a portrait artist. The natural world soon claimed her attention, however, and became her main source of inspiration. In Stoddard, she says, she “discovered a richly layered natural world, teeming with specimens to collect, and stories to tell.” Wandering the woods and riverbanks of their rural homestead, Musolff would always return home with pockets full of treasures – flowers, leaves, moss, bark, driftwood, a fallen bird doorcounty.net

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or butterfly, and reverently placed them on a proper background that felt right to her. The she would paint a still life of the collected forest detritus, in nearly photographic detail. “I paint from direct observation,” she says, “trying to preserve the sense of wonder that drew me to these beautiful collections in the first place.” “I don’t set up a scene,” Musolff notes, she simply arranges her mementos in an order that is synergistic to her way of seeing them. She explains that her technique is widely known as “trompe l’o eil,” an artistic trick of the eye defined as “using realistic imagery to create an optical illusion of depth.” From the banks of the Mississippi, Katie and Andy have now returned to the eastern side of the state, finding a farm just north of Milwaukee, where they are passionate about both gardening and their respective artistic endeavors. Musolff says her art helps her say “stop and look” to its viewers, to take closer notice of what “grows up between the cracks in the pavement, or what you hit with your car yesterday.” In that fashion, she hopes to elevate the importance of the smaller things that make up our world and call others to notice them, too.


Painting ©2021 Katie Musolff

Musolff ’s work is seen often in the pages of this publication. Although she has not yet placed her work with a Door County gallery, Milwaukee’s Tory Folliard Gallery has represented her for several years, and www.katiemusolff.com will quickly introduce you to her unique ‘found’ collections, displaying a wonder of personal journal entries that are heightened by stunning watercolors. — Jude Genereaux doorcounty.net

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 rilliant chamber musicians present powerful live and virtual concerts with B strings, winds, and piano in intimate locations. A DC tradition for classical music lovers for more than 30 years! Our resident string quartet, the Griffon, provides music education for all ages in Door and Brown counties. door county midsummersmusic.com 920-854-7088

peninsula music festival

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PMF presents nine different symphonic concerts each August, featuring the Festival Orchestra. The 69th Season will feature concerts on August 5, 12, and 19 at 7:30 pm at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. Our 2021 Recital Series features Antonio Wu on piano, June 20 at 3:00 pm at the Kress Pavilion. Tickets from $35 (Antonio Wu recital: $45), children/students just $10. north ephraim 1  0431 N Water St musicfestival.com 920-854-4060

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L ive outdoor concerts in Percussion & Steel Band, Symphony and Big Band Jazz, featuring internationally-recognized faculty musicians and advanced Academy students. Concerts begin at 7:00pm with pre-concert music at 6:30pm. Matinee concerts are at 3:00pm. Performances: Percussion: June 17-26; Symphony July 1-10; Big Band Jazz July 14-24 and July 28-Aug 7. egg harbor (3 Miles East) 3821 County E birchcreek.org 920-868-3763

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 orthern Sky is a must-see DC theater experience: original musicals presented N beneath stars and towering pines in Peninsula Park Amphitheater, as well as indoors at the intimate, state-of-the-art Gould Theater. “A DC tradition… one of the most exceptional professional troupes in the country” (Chicago Tribune). Pet friendly (amphitheater only). info@northernskytheater.com d fish creek 9058 County Rd A northernskytheater.com 920-854-6117

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DC’s professional theatrical treasure has presented Broadway-quality comedies, dramas and musicals for 86 seasons. Mother Nature provides the picturesque setting and the Players’ renowned artistic company provides a truly unforgettable theatrical experience. Visit the website for the 2021 season. fish creek 4351 Peninsula Players Rd peninsulaplayers.com 920-868-3287

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A community theater that provides entertainment for all ages. Think improv, original bits, and revivals of TV comedy skits. Known for fun characters and humorous scripts, Rogue tickets are just $15. performances are : thursday - saturday at 7:30 pm, sunday at 2 pm. sturgeon bay 9 17 N 14th Ave roguetheater.org 1roguetheater@gmail.com 920-818-0816

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Music Performance Center

2021 Outdoor Summer Concerts

June 17-26

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Birch Creek’s 46th Season From mid-June to mid-August each summer, Birch Creek Music Performance Center welcomes students and faculty to the campus for four, twoweek Academy Sessions in Percussion & Steel Band, Symphony and Big Band Jazz. The campus is set in a beautiful rural landscape located three miles east of Egg Harbor and welcomes advanced music students and faculty performing artists who study and teach by day and present nearly 30 concerts at night. This year – 2021 –the season has been modified to include half capacity enrollment and concerts staged outside in front of the the Dutton Concert Barn. Audience members will be seated on sturdy benches socially-distanced around the stage and the Jackie and Steve Kane Gazebo. Concertgoers also have the option to bring their own lawn chair for a reduced ticket price of $15. Faculty and students also perform a full range of public outreach concerts at outdoor venues around Door County. Opening night is on Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm with pre- concert music at 6:30 pm. Learn more and find updates at birchcreek.org or call 920- 868-3763. 266


Marty Stuart and His

The Wailers SEPTEMBER 19

Fabulous Superlatives

SEPTEMBER 11

Manitowoc Minute’s Charlie Berens

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Joanne Shenandoah NOVEMBER 27

PLUS MANY MORE Our 2021 Season dates may change given the evolving COVID-19 situation. Please visit

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DCA’s 30th Anniversary Re- opening Season Friends, family, and fans of Door Community Auditorium have been waiting for the venue’s next show since Leap Day of 2020. A vibrant and eclectic season is coming for the 2021 30th Anniversary Re-opening Season. Local favorites Mighty Mouth will open the season on Friday, June 25, and later highlights include Old Crow Medicine Show, Mavis Staples, John Hiatt and Jerry Douglas, Marty Stuart, The Wailers, Paula Poundstone, Charlie Berens, The Four Tops, and The Glenn Miller Orchestra. John Hiatt and For early summer, DCA is focusing on MidwestThe Jerry Douglas Band. ern and local artists that make sense at 25% capacity, while hoping for almost full capacity by late summer and fall. In total, 21 ticketed shows will take place between late June and early December...13 shows were rescheduled from 2020, eight new shows were added. An additional four programs with educational workshops and student matinees are scheduled for the winter months in DCA’s Passport Program. For a full schedule and up-todate concert protocols, visit dcauditorium.org. doorcounty.net

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"I promised to bring everyone back for 2021, and with one exception, that's what we're doing... bringing everyone back! The exception is Michael P. Smith, who sadly passed away on Aug. 3, 2020. Instead, we'll feature Sons of the Never Wrong, who have graciously agreed to perform!"

-Steve Ellman 4/4/21 – WILL KRUGER • 7/11/21 – JOE JENCKS 7/18/21 – CARAVAN GYPSY SWING • 7/25/21 – STAS AND MISHA 8/1/21 – HANDPICKED BLUEGRASS • 8/8/21 – SONS OF THE NEVER WRONG 8/15/21 – JOHN FORD-COLEY • 8/22/21 – JANET PLANET 8/29/21 – JIMMY DAVIS • 9/5/21 – ERIC LEWIS AND FRIENDS

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A Message from Steve Ellmann of Fishstock “If you saw my message last year, you know that I was very excited about the opportunity to bring back all of our great 2019 artists for the coming 2020 season. And then the pandemic started! So, I promised to bring everyone back for 2021, and with one exception, that’s exactly what we’re doing... bringing everyone back! The exception is of course Michael P. Smith, who sadly died this past August 3, 2020. Instead, we’ll feature Sons of the Never Wrong, who have graciously agreed to perform at Fishstock this year. I am so looking forward to seeing all of our John Ford-Coley great concertgoers this season. “I’m happy to announce that our 2021 Fishstock Concert Series Schedule is now as follows: 7/4/21 - Will Kruger; 7/11/21 - Joe Jencks; 7/18/21 - Caravan Gypsy Swing; 7/25/21 - Stas and Misha; 8/1/21 - Handpicked Bluegrass; 8/8/21 – Sons of the Never Wrong; 8/15/21 - John Ford-Coley; 8/22/21 - Janet Planet; 8/29/21 - Jimmy Davis; 9/5/21 - Eric Lewis & Friends. “Thank you for your support!” — Steve Ellmann 268


Summer 2021 June 18 - Labor Day

“Exciting, pulse-pounding and riveting” live and virtual concerts with world-class chamber musicians in beautiful venues throughout Door County

Powerful Concerts, Brilliant Musicians, Intimate Settings Midsummer’s Music presents live, in-person concerts this summer, along with additional virtual performances. With Ludwig van Beethoven reaching the age of 250 this past December, we will celebrate the great master’s life with some of his most interesting and thrilling pieces. Sharing the stage will be works by some of his friends and those influenced by him plus our usual range of exciting discoveries of neglected composers, women, and minorities. We present year-round concerts, too, with performances by visiting ensembles and our own Griffon String Quartet. See the complete schedule at midsummersmusic.com or call 920- 854-7088. doorcounty.net

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“ The talent is staggering, the music is genius, and your exp erience won’t soon b e forgotten!” All of us at the Peninsula Music Festival wish to express our sincere disappointment that we aren’t able to gather for The Symphony Series again this Summer due to continuing concerns surrounding the pandemic, and the safety of our patrons, conductors, soloists, and eighty-member orchestra. We look forward to welcoming you back for the crown jewel of our 70th season August 2-20, 2022. Rachel Barton Pine In its place for 2021, will be a 3- concert Chamber Music Series featuring distinguished members of the Festival Orchestra at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor. The hour-long string and piano concerts will be presented on the Thursday evenings of August 5, 12, and 19, 2021 at 7:30pm. Masks will be required at all times, temperature scans will be taken upon arrival, and seating will be socially distanced allowing for 45 patrons at each event. $30 single tickets; $75 3-concert subscription (available only by phone). doorcounty.net

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Ghost

Door County’s professional theatrical treasure has presented Broadway-quality comedies, dramas and musicals for 86 years in a captivating setting. Generations of local and visiting playgoers have made Peninsula Players Theatre a “must-see.” The theater’s renowned artistic company provides a truly unforgettable experience. The stellar artistic quality enthralls, the all-weather pavilion charms and ‘the theatre-in-a-garden’s’ shoreline location enchants. The not-for-profit professional theater has presented more than 500 staged works and grown from a theater under the stars to a fully enclosable 621-seat audience pavilion. Currently, Peninsula Players Theatre hopes to bring live theater back by mid-summer with performances beginning July 20 and running through Sept. 19, 2021 upon approval of its health and safety plan from its union partners. The Peninsula Players Theatre experience will look a little different in 2021, but it will remain as enchanting as ever. Visit peninsulaplayers.com for up-to-date info! 272


Rogue Theater – Part of DC’s Theater Fabric 2021 marks Rogue Theater’s 9th season. A hidden theater treasure, the theater is a testament to the talent that abounds year-round. Through years of fundraising, ticket sales, generous donations, and community support, Rogue Theater has positioned itself to be a fixture for years to come. And this fall, they move into their permanent theater space in Sturgeon Bay. Headline shows this season include “The Case of the Mysterious Cravat” in June. The Case of the Mysterious Cravat – An Inspector Giles Murder Mystery, is mixed with jealousy and romance. For July, the stage is set for “A Bad Year for Tomatoes”. Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, Myra leases a house in New England to write her autobiography, but the nosy neighbors have other plans. The laughs continue into August, with “A Night in the Theatre,” where Margaret and Stanley Locker and their friends are at the theatre for their weekly dose of culture. Secrets emerge and friendships unravel amid the audiences’ laughter. October brings “On Golden Pond” in the new venue. Tickets are $15. Performances are at 6pm/7:30pm on Thurs, Fri. Sat., and 2 pm on Sun. For info, call 920-818-0816 or visit: roguetheater.org. doorcounty.net

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Local Radio Means Local Radio Radio companies have more often than not been leaders in developing new ideas and one that faces challenges are concerts and events. Often vital to corporate radio’s bottom line, the bigger the brand, the bigger the party. But for Door County’s own, fm 106.9 the Lodge, the post- covid return of the annual station created event, the New Year’s Eve Cherry Drop,™ will play more of a role in supporting the community than adding to a bottom line. “Local radio done right is less than 10% of operators across the nation and we truly try serve and entertain our local communities,” said Mike Mesic, owner. “That often comes at a commitment to programming and staff that corporate decision makers no longer value.” Rewind 97.7, Door County’s Greatest Hits, also steps up to that challenge. Sister station to the Lodge, the up-tempo, rock-flared Classic Hits format, highlights different musical genres within its programming with a notable summer outing, Yacht Rock Weekend. Both stations are available to listen online for free or by using the Tune In App. 274


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ou don’t have control, you never had control, you never will have control,” says author, speaker and professor, Dr. Srikumar Rao. “What you have is the illusion of control.” Rao says that attempting to control some part of our internal and external environment helps us get up in the morning, make plans and execute them. But when things don’t go as planned all we truly have control of is our thoughts. 276


“Thoughts are things,” famous words by author Napoleon Hill in his 1937 book, “ Think and Grow Rich,” are what philosophers and authors have expounded on saying you create your reality just by thinking. So when things go wrong we need to consider the 75% of negative mental chatter in people’s minds. According to Raj Raghunathan Ph.D., author of “If You’re So Smart, why Aren’t You Happy?,” wrote in Psychology Today, “Spontaneously occurring negative thoughts are not randomly occurring thoughts that come out of nowhere; rather, they are rooted in deep-seated goals, desires, and values.” Many belief systems we never even question. Rao says we focus on the negative because of our rigid expectations of how we think life should be. “When things don’t go the way we want, we feel out of control and this is the cause of stress.” Yet what goes ‘wrong’ may be setting you up for something better. Rao says to approach these moments asking, “Good thing, bad thing, who knows?” “Success does not come from success,” Sumner Redstone, Photo ©2021 Lucas Smith billionaire and ViacomCBS mogul said. “Success comes from failure, frustration and catastrophe,” and he had a life to prove it, finding each roadblock created another success story. “Changing your thinking about the event can take you from the stress of despair to the realm of possibility,” Rao said. The endpoint is not the end all. “What you really want is that feeling of purpose and being radiantly alive,” Rao said. “Investing in the process means we can start enjoying the journey.” — Marise Redmann doorcounty.net

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greens n grains café

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L ocated within DC’s first and only natural food store. Featuring vegetarian and raw food cuisine and a juice bar. The deli offers a wonderful selection of raw foods, Paninis, wraps, hummus, natural and organic specialties, freshly-pressed juices, fruit smoothies, healthy bakery, tea bar and organic coffees. open: 9 am - 5 pm (may-oct) $ egg harbor 7821 Hwy 42 greens-n-grains.com 920-868-9999

greens n grains market

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L ocated within DC’s only natural food store. Vegetarian and raw food cuisine and a juice bar. The deli offers a wonderful selection of raw foods, paninis, wraps, hummus, natural and organic specialties, freshly-pressed juices, fruit smoothies, healthy bakery, a tea bar and organic coffees. open: 9 am - 5 pm (may-oct). d egg harbor 7821 Hwy 42 greens-n-grains.com 920-868-9999

junction center yoga studio

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 ased on Ashtanga (Eight-Limbed) Yoga Tradition, includes breath work and B meditation as well as physical, hatha yoga practice. Begin the process by working with breath, focus, proper alignment in the asana (postures). Beginners’ yoga - Gentle Yoga - Levels I, II, III. Drop-ins welcome! junctioncenteryoga.com d egg harbor 3435 Junction Rd, off County Rd A, north of Jacksonport 920-823-2763

shanti studio massage therapy & healing arts

Small Practice, HEPA Filter

Felice Birmingham, Licensed Massage Therapist

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Settlement Shops | 1 mi. S. of Fish Creek 9108 Hwy 42 | Unit E-2 | 920.868.0164

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wellness health spa verde

beauty

[ad – pg. 278]

Feel great and look your best the green way! DC’s first green salon & spa. Massage, Shiatsu, facials, body wraps, acupuncture and more. Green nail care using the cleanest products available. Henna and other plant-based colors bring out beauty without harsh chemicals. egg harbor 7821 Hwy 42 spaverdesalon.com 920-868-1597

britta salon

[ad – pg. 281]

An AVEDA Salon! Visit your one-stop destination for men’s and women’s hair, nails, and makeup services. Equipped to help you look and feel fabulous. Call Britta Nelson to reserve your time and date. open: tue-sat d ephraim 10431 Hwy 42 vagaro.com/BrittaSalon 612-810-8938

settlement inn and lavender spa

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For the Special Times. . .

9126 Hwy 42, Fish Creek

located at Settlement Courtyard Inn

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wellness health shanti studio massage & healing arts

beauty

[ad – pg. 278]

Small, independently-owned massage therapy practice. Felice Birmingham, licensed massage therapist, offers a unique blend of techniques, tailored to the individual’s needs, with a focus on holistic well-being. open by appointment. book online at

shantistudiohealingarts.com

fish creek (1 mi. so. of village) The Settlement Shops, 9108 Hwy 42/Unit E-2 920-868-0164

fragrant isle lavender farm

[ad – pg. 187]

Midwest’s largest lavender farm with 14,000 lavender plants. Learn about growing, harvesting and processing. 100s of luxurious products from islandgrown lavender. Enjoy delicious café specialties! Lavender ice cream, artisanal chocolates, pastries and beverages. washington island 1350 Airport Rd fragrantisle.com 920-847-2950 fish creek 9341 Spring Rd fragrantisle.com 920-868-4332

door county medical center

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Emergency Care 24/7. Urgent Care and a full range of primary and specialty services: home health, long-term care, rehabilitation services, rheumatology, oncology and more. Clinics: Algoma, Fish Creek, Sturgeon Bay, Washington Island. d sturgeon bay 3 23 S 18th Ave dcmedical.org 920-743-5566

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Trusted team. Close to home. STURGEON BAY 323 South 18th Ave.

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aurel and Chris Janisse were determined to get married in 2020, despite the many logistical issues presented by an ongoing pandemic. On November 14, they pulled it off, and by holding it outdoors at the Skyway Drive-in in Fish Creek, even managed to safely host 200+ guests. Laurel, Door Guide Publishing’s longtime Art Director, recounts the couple’s successful planning. Having both been raised in Door County, Chris and I knew we wanted to get married here. In February 2020, we booked the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor for our reception and the Ephraim

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Moravian Church for the ceremony. Little did we know that just a few weeks later, the country would get shut down. Certain we would have to reschedule for a much later date, after a few months, we decided we still wanted to have the wedding in 2020. We knew we needed to get creative since neither of our chosen venues was still open. We reached out to the owner of the Skyway and asked if he’d consider having a wedding there, since it had never been done before, and he agreed. We originally chose November 14, 2020 as our wedding date, so we decided to stick with it so it wouldn’t interfere with the Skyway’s season. We reached out to Alexander’s to cater the food and appetizers, Victoria Danielle to photograph, hired two bartenders and provided a full bar, and had a lot of help from our friends at Door County Event Planners and Horseshoe Bay to plan and decorate. We were able to pull off an outdoor, COVID-friendly wedding in mid-November (temps were in the 40s with rain and sun here and there). We arrived in true Hollywood fashion by limo while guests enjoyed Photo ©2021 Victoria Danielle apps and hot beverages from 1-3pm. The ceremony began at 3:30pm. We had a small wedding party, just our dogs and brothers. Guests could either stand outside with us or sit in their cars listening in on an FM transmitter to witness vows. We also livestreamed the ceremony to those who weren’t able to attend. We rented a huge tent and several patio heaters to keep everyone warm if they wished to mingle during dinner. There was no late-night party or dancing (we played our own song playlist on a laptop!), just a fun social event to raise everyone’s spirits during an uncertain time. We will truly never forget this day or the friends and family that were there to support us!

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catering thyme catering

[ad – pg. 287]

Creating custom farm-to-table based menus, Thyme Catering is Door County’s premier caterer for destination weddings and family gatherings. We use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients in all our dishes. Working with only the best planners and event sites, our helpful and friendly staff can help create an unforgettable event and dining experience for you and your guests. sister bay 10339 Hwy 57 thymecateringdoorcounty.com 920-421-5112

salon britta salon

[ad – pg. 281]

For the perfect salon to make you even more beautiful on your special day, visit the one-stop AVEDA salon destination for men’s and women’s hair, nails, and makeup services. The best choice for your wedding party, equipped to help you look and feel fabulous. Call Britta Nelson to reserve your styling or color date. open: year round, tues - sat. britta.britts@gmail.com d sister bay 2613 S Bayshore Dr brittasalonllc.com 920-421-4247

jewelry zabler design jewelers

[ad – pg. 288]

 riginal contemporary designs and antique revival micro pave designs, O period antique jewelry, museum-quality ancient Greek and Roman coins, and high-grade watches. DC’s largest selection of natural pink and yellow diamonds and rare gems - Alexandrite, Tanzanite, Tsavorite and Padparadscha Sapphire. open daily: 12 - 6pm d ephraim 9906 Water St zablerdesign.com 920-854-4801

venues fishstock

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 he perfect central Door County location for a wedding that will leave a T memorable impression on your guests! This rustic barn setting has plenty of space and parking, with room for up to 150 guests. Enjoy your special day indoors or out. New covered pavilion. Fishstock is the oldest continuous running concert venue in Door County. Ask about our Door County Farmhouse to rent. fish creek 3127 County Rd F fishstockmusic.com 414-659-1521

northern haus

 estled within a stunning 30-acre property in Sister Bay, Northern Haus is N a serene escape for events both grand and intimate. Open throughout the year, the picturesque beauty of the surrounding land welcomes gatherings and celebrations of any kind. Our brand new venue blends modern luxury with industrial design, featuring soaring ceilings and chandeliers. Whatever your occasion, Northern Haus is pleased to welcome you here. sister bay 10414 Fieldcrest Rd northernhaus.com 920-401-1044

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CUSTOM CATERING FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS Using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to create a culinary experience you and your guests will be sure to remember ~Seating for 150 at the new open-air dining space at our new location coming summer 2021~

ThymeCateringDoorCounty.com | 920.421.5112 | 10339 Hwy 57, Sister Bay

A Classic Location for your Door County Wedding The perfect central Door County location for a wedding that will leave a memorable impression on your guests! This rustic barn setting has plenty of space and parking, with room for up to 150 guests. Enjoy your special day indoors or out. New covered pavilion. Fishstock is the oldest continuous running concert venue in Door County and has an excellent sound system. Also ask about our Door County Farmhouse, available to rent.

3127 Cty. Rd. F • Fish Creek • 414-659-1521

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hotels

resorts

ridges inn & suites

[ad – pg. 292]

 lean, comfortable, quiet. Woodside location adjacent to the Ridges C Sanctuary on DC’s quiet side. Walking distance to restaurants, parks, churches, beaches, marina. Pet friendly cottages available. Exceptional housekeeping. Sensible rates. Romantiques Antiques Store on property. Located on Hwy 57, 1/2 mile from Baileys Harbor. reservations@ridgesinn.com d baileys harbor 8252 Hwy 57 ridgesinn.com 920-839-2127

the shallows resort

[ad – pg. 290]

Located on 400’ of private shoreline, The Shallows Resort offers the perfect setting for your next DC getaway. From private cottages to luxury homes and the Shoreside Motel, there are accommodations for everyone. All guests have access to the amenities, including a whirlpool and heated pool, tennis court, complimentary use of bicycles, canoes and kayaks, Wi-Fi, and more. AAA-rated. egg harbor 7353 Horseshoe Bay Rd shallows.com 800-257-1560

houseplants & herringbone

[ad – pg. 295]

Choose from 7 vacation rentals: a spacious condo, micro studio, gorgeous 4-bedroom home, and 4 west-facing waterfront rentals. We have over 500 five-star reviews on Airbnb! Reserve thru Airbnb or call to book directly thru us. Reserve: airbnb.com/p/ephraimdoorcounty d ephraim houseplantsandherringbone.com 920-246-7129

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julie’s park café, motel & countryside cottages [ad – pg. 291]

 amily owned and operated with an in-town location as well as countryside F cottages and motel rooms. In-town motel rooms feature 1 king, 1 king with whirlpool, or 2 queen size beds, as well as a 2-bedroom café suite. Restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. At the entrance to Peninsula State Park. Walking distance to many unique shops, public beach and more. d fish creek 4020 Main St juliesmotel.com 920-868-2999

settlement inn and lavender spa

[ad – pg. 294]

Escape to a serene, natural setting nestled between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. We offer rooms, suites and houses to accommodate a quiet weekend getaway or a family reunion. During your stay relax with a sauna or one of our many therapeutic massage services available at our in-house spa. fish creek 9126 Hwy 42 settlementinn.com 920-868-3524

white gull inn

[ad - back cover]

Historic inn with original antiques, fireplaces, and unforgettable food. Beautifully renovated rooms, suites, and cottages, all with the Inn’s famous full breakfast included. Located off the highway, but close to everything in historic Fish Creek. open: year round. d fish creek 4225 Main St whitegullinn.com 800-624-1987 920-868-3517

A historical patio-style motel, rescued from the wrecking ball

Retro vacation lodging at its finest!

1161 Green Bay Road (Highway 42-57) Sturgeon Bay 9 2 0 . 74 6 . 8 0 0 0 motel57.com

COUNTRYSIDE COTTAGES Located at the entrance FISH to Peninsula State Park Breakfast & Lunch Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options Open Year Round

CREEK • 920.868.2999

www.juliesmotel.com Enter as strangers, Leave as friends. doorcounty.net

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lodging hotels coachlite inn of sister bay

resorts

[ad – pg. 292]

 uiet, secluded, comfortable in the pines, and near all that DC offers. Spacious, Q clean rooms. Refrigerators, coffeemakers, microwaves, hairdryers. Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast. Whirlpool suites available. Sensible rates. 2014 TripAdvisor Cert of Excellence. 1/2 mile south of downtown. d sister bay 2544 S Bay Shore Dr coachliteinn.com 920-854-5503 800-745-5031

bay shore inn

[ad – pg. 293]

 estled along the waters with spectacular sunsets and quiet seclusion. Private N balcony views from every condominium suite. 1- 2 bedroom suites have full kitchens, spacious rooms; a three-bedroom private cottage - perfect for family retreats. Indoor and outdoor pools, beachfront grills, playground. Amenities including touring bicycles and private beach with dock. Central DC location. d sturgeon bay 4205 Bay Shore Dr bayshoreinn.net 920-743-4551 800-556-4551

motel 57

[ad – pg. 291]

A true motor hotel, a motel, just like ALL motels used to be! All 24 units recently remodeled, most with kitchenettes. This historical patio-style motel is the perfect place for a retro-style stay. Very reasonable rates. d sturgeon bay 1161 Green Bay Rd (Hwy 42-57) facebook.com/Motel57 920-746-8000

RECENT RENOVATIONS FOR 2021!

RECENT RENOVATIONS FOR 2021!

Clean, comfortable, quiet in a wooded setting surrounded by The Ridges Sanctuary

RIDGES INN & SUITES Coachlite Inn and Suites of Door County Where people come by choice, not by chance.

Quiet and comfortable in the pines, 1/2-mile south of downtown Sister Bay. Sensible rates, spacious and clean rooms & suites. Open Year Round. 2544 South Bay Shore Drive P.O. Box 221 Sister Bay, WI 54234-0221 welcome@coachliteinn.com www.coachliteinn.com

8252 State Hwy 57 1/2 mi. North of Downtown Baileys Harbor reservations@ridgesinn.com www.ridgesinn.com • (920) 839-2127

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Nestled along pristine waters with spectacular sunsets, Bay Shore Inn provides quiet seclusion and a central location to all of Door County. Peace and privacy abound with balcony views from every condominium suite. Amenities ranging from touring bicycles to a private beach with dock await your quiet escape or family excursion. One or two bedroom suites each have full kitchens and spacious rooms. Our three-bedroom private cottage is perfect for family retreats. With indoor and outdoor pools, beachfront grills, and even a playground, Bay Shore Inn creates a tradition from your very first stay. 293


• Elegant Rooms & Suites • Fireplaces & Kitchenettes • Continental-Plus Breakfast • Fireside Pub Bar • Sunny & Private Ourdoor Pool • 200-Acre Estate with trails into Fish Creek • Spa Packages, Suana & Massage Therapy

For the Special Times. . .

9126 Hwy 42, Fish Creek

located at Settlement Courtyard Inn

settlementinn.com 920-868-3524

Your Relaxation Expert

All suites | Free wireless internet | Great view Central location | Indoor pool open 24/7 A wide variety of amenities

4929 Landmark Drive | Egg Harbor

800.273.7877

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HOUSEPLANTS & HERRINGBONE VACATION RENTALS

7 LOCATIONS Studios | Condo | House | Waterfront Rentals Airbnb Superhost with over 500 five star reviews RESERVE: AIRBNB.COM/P/EPHRAIMDOORCOUNTY BLOG: HOUSEPLANTSANDHERRINGBONE.COM

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properties

the simple solution estate sales and services

[ad – pg. 199]

 Northern Door’s only full-service estate-sale business. Business partners Heidi Penchoff and Scott Lohman fill a niche: running onsite estate sales, a consignment store for estate-sale furnishings, and moving services for estate pieces into the showroom. Staff is passionate about upcycling; the only area retailer of Dixie Belle paint products. Classes on how to transform furniture are coming. Clients/realtors: schedule an appt! d sister bay thesimplesolutiondoco.com 920-333-2081

era starr realty

[ad – pg. 296]

Door County’s top locally owned real estate agency with three managing brokers, 25+ REALTORS and a tradition of community involvement, selling more properties than any other Door County agency. d sturgeon bay 1 4 S 3rd Ave

erastarr.com 920-743-4321 sister bay 2 594 S Bay Shore Dr

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Door & Kewaunee County’s Top Selling Locally Owned Real Estate Company!

View All Our Listings at www.erastarr.com

2594 Bay Shore Drive Sister Bay, WI 54234 920-854-2394 800-720-6888 email: info@erastarr.com

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i n d e x by c at e g o r y books BADGER BIBLIOPHILE, THE (Egg Harbor) 214

WINK SWIMWEAR & CLOTHING BOUTIQUE (Fish Creek) 148, 159

KATHERINE HASTINGS (Door County) 213

coffeehouses | bakeries

PENINSULA BOOKMAN, THE (Fish Creek) 215

A LITTLE BIT OF COFFEE (Jacksonport) 66, 88

WASHINGTON ISLAND OBSERVER (Washington Island) 214

BIG EASY (Egg Harbor) 89, 108

13th Annual

February 11-12 2022

DC CHOCOLATE DESIGN CAFÉ (Fish Creek) 181

Local Film & Video Premieres

BANK OF LUXEMBURG (Fish Creek) 183

DOOR COUNTY COFFEE & TEA CO. (Carlsville) 49, 90, 97, 106

SISTER BAY VILLAGE HALL

ERA STARR REALTY (Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay) 296, 296

FIKA BAKERY & COFFEE HOUSE (Fish Creek) 91

SIMPLE SOLUTION ESTATE SALES AND SERVICES (Sister Bay) 199, 296

GRANDMA’S SWEDISH BAKERY AT ROWLEYS BAY RESORT (Rowleys Bay) 91, 98, 110

business services

clothing APLACE TO APPAREL (Fish Creek) 189 BLACKSMITH CLOTHING CO (Egg Harbor) 148, 151 COUNTRY LADY, THE (Egg Harbor) 173 FISH CREEK MOCCASIN WORKS (Fish Creek) 179, 189 HARBOR WEAR (Egg Harbor, Fish Creek) 173, 189 HART & HART (Fish Creek) 181 HEY DAISY (Fish Creek) 189 KIM’S BOUTIQUE (Egg Harbor) 148, 152, 174 LAZY ONE® DOOR COUNTY (Egg Harbor) 148, 175, 221

KICK ASH COFFEE (Ellison Bay) 100, 111

communities CARLSVILLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 49 DOOR COUNTY NORTH 55 EPHRAIM BUSINESS COUNCIL 59 JACKSONPORT AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 67 SOUTHERN DOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 73 WASHINGTON ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 79

destinations FOUNDER’S SQUARE (Fish Creek) 150, 188, 189

O’MEARA’S IRISH HOUSE (Fish Creek) 4, 148, 155

MAIN STREET SHOPS (Egg Harbor) 150, 172-175

ON DECK CLOTHING COMPANY (Fish Creek, Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay) 5, 149, 157

SETTLEMENT SHOPS, THE (Fish Creek) 150, 179

ON DECK OUTLET STORE (Fish Creek, Sturgeon Bay) 149, 161

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STREAMING DATES: FEB. 5-13, 2022 Golden Coffee Mug awarded to People's Choice Film Winner

WANTED: Film submissions up to 20 min.

Submit Films by Aug. 31, 2021 – $10 fee Submit Fims on Sept. 1 & after – $20 fee

f DoorCountyShortFilmFestival Follow for updates + special announcements! Submit your film at:

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TOP OF THE HILL SHOPS (Fish Creek) 150, 180-183

eat & drink

SPOT (Egg Harbor, Sister Bay) 148, 149, 153

AL JOHNSON’S SWEDISH RESTAURANT & BUTIK (Sister Bay) 88, 102

SUMMER HOME WISCONSIN (Fish Creek) 189

ALBATROSS DRIVE-IN (Washington Island) 88, 104, 124

WHAT NEXT? (Fish Creek) 181

ALBY’S NEST- TIKI BAR (Washington Island) 123 ALEXANDER’S (Fish Creek) 88, 100, 113

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i n d e x by c at e g o r y BAYSIDE TAVERN (Fish Creek) 88, 100, 115

ROADHOUSE OF CARLSVILLE (Carlsville) 49, 93, 97, 105

WILD LIFE ART GALLERY (Fish Creek) 179

BOATHOUSE ON THE BAY (Sister Bay) 89, 102, 117

ROOTS INN & KITCHEN (Sister Bay) 93

WOODWALK GALLERY (Egg Harbor) 253, 259

CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL AT LANDMARK RESORT (Egg Harbor) 89, 97, 109

SHIPWRECKED BREW PUB (Egg Harbor) 94

gifts

SHORELINE RESTAURANT, THE (Gills Rock) 94, 101, 114

BE BEAUTY BOUTIQUE (Egg Harbor) 168, 185

SISTER BAY BOWL SUPPER CLUB (Sister Bay) 94, 102, 118

DOOR COUNTY CANDLE COMPANY (Carlsville) 49, 168, 304

SONNY’S ITALIAN KITCHEN & PIZZERIA (Sturgeon Bay) 94, 104, 121

DOOR COUNTY ROCK & GEM (North Ephraim, Fish Creek) 168, 178, 189

SUMMER KITCHEN (North Ephraim) 94, 100, 112

DOOR COUNTY RUBBER STAMPS (Sturgeon Bay) 221

SUNSET HARBOR GRILLE (Ephraim) 100, 112

FOREVER GREATEFUL BOUTIQUE & BRIAN PIER GALLERY (Fish Creek) 182

CARROLL HOUSE RESTAURANT (Sister Bay) 89, 102, 119 CASEY’S BBQ & SMOKEHOUSE (Egg Harbor) 89, 97, 108 CEDAR CROSSING RESTAURANT & BAR (Sturgeon Bay) 89, 104, 120 COOKERY RESTAURANT, THE (Fish Creek) 90, 101, 113 COYOTE ROADHOUSE (Baileys Harbor) 90, 97, 105 DOOR COUNTY COFFEE & TEA CO (Carlsville) 49, 90, 97, 106 DOOR COUNTY ICE CREAM FACTORY & SANDWICH SHOPPE (Sister Bay) 90, 102, 114 FIKA BAKERY & COFFEE HOUSE (Fish Creek) 91 FIRESIDE RESTAURANT (Egg Harbor) 91, 97, 108

THYME REATAURANT (Sister Bay) 94, 102, 116 WATERFRONT (Sister Bay) 95, 104, 120 WATERFRONT MARY’S BAR & GRILL (Sturgeon Bay) 72, 95, 104, 122 WHITE GULL INN (Fish Creek) 95, 101, 118, Back Cover

festivals

FLORIAN II LAKESHORE SUPPER CLUB (Baileys Harbor) 91

CHRISTKINDLMARKET DOOR COUNTY (Sister Bay) 6, 7

GILMO’S BAR & BISTRO (Southern Door) 72

DEATH’S DOOR BAR-B-Q (Washington Island) 124

GLACIER LEDGE RESTAURANT (Egg Harbor) 91, 98, 105

DOOR COUNTY SHORT FILM FEST (Sister Bay) 297

GREENS N GRAINS CAFÉ (Egg Harbor) 92, 98, 107

fine art

HÜGEL HAUS (Ellison Bay) 92, 98, 110

ARTZY STUDIO (North Ephraim) 253, 254

JACKSON HARBOR SOUP & SANDWICHES (Washington Island) 92, 104, 123 LITTLE CAESARS EXPRESS (Carlsville) 49 JULIE’S PARK CAFÉ, MOTEL & COUNTYSIDE COTTAGES (Fish Creek) 92, 101, 114

FRAGRANT ISLE LAVENDER FARM & SHOP (Washington Island) 170, 187 GAGE FINE IMPORTS (Fish Creek) 182 GINGER HOUSE, THE (Fish Creek) 179 GOOD TIMES GREAT LAKES (Fish Creek) 189 HAMMERSMITH TV & ELECTRONICS (Sister Bay) 170, 184 HOWELL CREEK GIFTS (Egg Harbor) 174 JACKSONPORT COTTAGE GALLERY & GIFTS (Jacksonport) 66 KIM’S GIFT SHOP (Egg Harbor) 168, 174, 176 LAGNIAPPE WINE GALLERY (Fish Creek) 182 MAIN COURSE, THE (Fish Creek) 182

BRIAN PIER GALLERY, THE (Fish Creek) 182, 254, 254

MANN’S MERCANTILE SHOPS (Washington Island) 170, 178

CAROL BONICK (Door County) 252

MISTLETOE HOLIDAY HOUSE (Egg Harbor) 168, 171

CONNIE GLOWACKI (Fish Creek) 183, 253, 254 DOOR COUNTY IMAGES (Door County) 256, 257

O’MEARA’S IRISH HOUSE (Fish Creek) 4, 170 ROBIN JAY MUSIC & GIFTS (Fish Creek) 189

MACREADY ARTISAN BREAD COMPANY (Egg Harbor) 92, 98, 106

EMMETT JOHNS ART GALLERY (Fish Creek) 179

MR G’S SUPPER CLUB (Jacksonport) 66

FRYKMAN STUDIO GALLERY (Sister Bay) 256, 257

NIGHTINGALE SUPPER CLUB (Sturgeon Bay) 93

GEORGE BURR GALLERY (North Ephraim) 253, 256

OLD POST OFFICE RESTAURANT (Ephraim) 93, 100, 111

STUDIO ONE ART GLASS (Egg Harbor) 175

KATIE MUSOLFF, FINE ART (Door County) 252, 258

TAKE A PEEK (Fish Creek) 182

ONE BARREL BREWING CO (Egg Harbor) 98, 107

LEN VILLANO PHOTOGRAPHY (Sturgeon Bay) 256, 258

PARADOR (Egg Harbor) 93

PLUM BOTTOM GALLERY (Egg Harbor) 252, 252

PELLETIER’S RESTAURANT & FISH BOIL (Fish Creek) 93, 101, 119, 189

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WATER STREET GALLERY (Ephraim) 254

SEVEN MONEY IMPORTS (Fish Creek) 183 SPACE (Sister Bay) 153, 170

TANNENBAUM HOLIDAY SHOP (Sister Bay) 170, 178 ‘TIS THE SEASON (Egg Harbor) 168, 175, 177 W.A.K.E.M.E TOO / FISH TALES (Fish Creek) 181 Ads are in bold numbers.


i n d e x by c at e g o r y home interiors DESIGN WORKS (Egg Harbor) 190, 190 DOOR COUNTY NATURE WORKS (Egg Harbor) 190, 191 GREAT NORTHERN BY DESIGN (Fish Creek) 179, 190

jewelry ARTZY STUDIO (North Ephraim) 162, 164 J. JEFFREY TAYLOR (Fish Creek) 189 PLUM BOTTOM GALLERY (Egg Harbor) 162, 164

SHALLOWS RESORT, THE (Egg Harbor) 290, 290 WHITE GULL INN (Fish Creek) 290, 291, Back Cover YOGI BEAR’S JELLYSTONE PARK (Southern Door) 72

BAILEYS 57 (Baileys Harbor) 88

LODGE, FM 106.9 & REWIND 97.7 (North Ephraim, Sturgeon Bay) 265, 274

BEA’S HO-MADE PRODUCTS (Gills Rock) 134, 135 COUNTRY OVENS | CHERRY DE-LITE (Forestville) 72, 90, 132, 138

TRILLIANT DIAMONDS & JEWELRY (Fish Creek) 162, 165, 181

DOOR COUNTY CHERRY HUT (Fish Creek) 132, 137

ZABLER DESIGN JEWELERS (Ephraim) 162, 166, 167

DOOR COUNTY DISTILLERY (Carlsville) 49, 141, Inside Back Cover

kid stuff

DOOR COUNTY KRAUT COMPANY (Baileys Harbor) 90

CRYSTAL MINING CO. (North Ephraim) 218, 219

DOOR PENINSULA WINERY (Carlsville) 3, 49, 141

DOOR COUNTY KIDS & BABY BOUTIQUE (Egg Harbor) 173, 218, 221

DOOR COUNTY WINE TRAIL (Door County) 141, 142, 143

DOOR COUNTY POLAR BEAR PRESS (Door County) 218, 219

EDIBLE DOOR (Door County) 134, 138

FARM, THE (Sturgeon Bay) 218, 220

FISH CREEK MARKET (Fish Creek) 91, 132, 140

PURE JOY (Fish Creek) 181 SKYWAY DRIVE-IN THEATRE (Fish Creek) 218, 222

lodging BAY SHORE INN (Sturgeon Bay) 292, 293 COACHLITE INN, THE (Sister Bay) 292, 292 HARBOUR VILLAGE RV RESORT & WATERPARK (Carlsville) 49 HOUSEPLANTS & HERRINGBONE (Ephraim) 290, 295 JULIE’S PARK CAFE, MOTEL, & COTTAGES (Fish Creek) 291, 291 LANDMARK RESORT (Egg Harbor) 294

GREENS N GRAINS MARKET (Egg Harbor) 132, 135 GRANDMA’S SWEDISH BAKERY AT ROWLEYS BAY RESORT (Ellison Bay) 91, 98, 136 ISLAND ORCHARD CIDER (Ellison Bay) 92, 141, 144

MIDSUMMER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL (Door County) 264, 269 NORTHERN SKY THEATER (Fish Creek) 265, 270 PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL (North Ephraim) 264, 271 PENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE (Fish Creek) 265, 272 ROGUE THEATER (Sturgeon Bay) 265, 273

pets DOOR COUNTY DOG STORE (Sturgeon Bay) 224, 224 JUST PAWS (Egg Harbor) 224, 225 WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY – DOOR COUNTY CAMPUS (Sturgeon Bay) 224, 225

resale AMERICAN ANTIQUES & JEWELRY (Green Bay) 194, 202 BARGINS UNLIMITED (Sister Bay) 201 JULIE’S UPSCALE RESALE (Sister Bay) 194, 197

JACKSONPORT FARMER’S MARKET (Jacksonport) 67, 131

RECLAIMED RESALE AND CONSIGNMENT (North Ephraim) 194, 195

LITTLE CAESARS EXPRESS (Carlsville) 49

SEVEN SISTERS RESALE BOUTIQUE (Fish Creek) 189

ONE BARREL BREWING CO (Egg Harbor) 141, 144

SIMPLE SOLUTION ESTATE SALES & SERVICES, THE (Sister Bay) 194, 199

PIGGLY WIGGLY (Sister Bay) 134, 139

VILLAGE CLOTHIER & CONSIGNMENT (Sister Bay) 194, 200

RED OAK WINERY (Carlsville) 49 RENARDS CHEESE (Southern Door) 134, 140 SWEETIE PIES (Fish Creek) 179

MOTEL 57 (Sturgeon Bay) 291, 292

STONE’S THROW WINERY (Egg Harbor) 141, 145

RIDGES INN & SUITES (Baileys Harbor) 290, 292

UNCLE TOM’S NEWPORT SCHOOL CANDY (Ellison Bay) 128, 134

RUNAWAY LODGE AT VALMY (Valmy) 66

WOOD ORCHARD MARKET (Egg Harbor) 95, 132, 136

SETTLEMENT INN & LAVENDER SPA (Fish Creek) 291, 294

DOOR COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM (Fish Creek) 265, 267 FISHSTOCK CONCERT SERIES (Fish Creek) 265, 268

TAKE A PEEK (Fish Creek) 182

PIRATE’S COVE ADVENTURE GOLF (Sister Bay) 218, 219

BIRCH CREEK MUSIC PERFORMANCE CENTER (Egg Harbor) 264, 266

markets, winery & spirits

DOOR ARTISAN CHEESE (Egg Harbor) 132, 135

LAZYONE DOOR COUNNTY (Egg Harbor) 221

music & theater

VINTIQUE RESALE (Ephraim) 194, 200 ZABLER DESIGN JEWLERS (Ephraim) 162, 202

sightsee & activities ASA THORP’S LOG CABIN (Fish Creek) 189 BELGIAN HERITAGE CENTER (Brussels) 72, 230, 232, 235 CHERRY TRAIN TOURS (Washington Island) 243, 248

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i n d e x by c at e g o r y / v i l l a g e CORNER OF THE PAST/OLD ANDERSON HOUSE MUSEUM (Sister Bay) Inside Front Cover, 230, 231 DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM (Gills Rock, Sturgeon Bay) 230, 233 DOOR COUNTY BOAT RENTAL (Sturgeon Bay) 72, 242, 248 KARFI FERRY (Washington Island) 243, 248

GREENS N GRAINS CAFÉ (Egg Harbor) 92, 278, 280

MIDSUMMER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL 264, 269

GREENS N GRAINS MARKET (Egg Harbor) 278, 282

egg harbor

JUNCTION CENTER YOGA STUDIO (Egg Harbor) 278, 282

BADGER BIBLIOPHILE, THE 214

SETTLEMENT INN & LAVENDER SPA (Fish Creek) 279, 279

BIG EASY BAGEL & BEIGNET 89, 108

OFF-ROAD SEGWAY ADVENTURES (Rowleys Bay) 242, 243

SHANTI STUDIO MASSAGE & HEALING ARTS (Fish Creek) 179, 278, 280

OPEN DOOR BIRD SANCTUARY (Jacksonport) 66, 242, 247

SOUL JOURNEY DESIGNS (Fish Creek) 179

PENINSULA KAYAK COMPANY (Jacksonport) 66

SPA VERDE (Egg Harbor) 278, 279

SCENIC BOAT TOURS (Fish Creek, Sister Bay) 242, 245

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SISTER BAY BOWL (Sister Bay) 242, 244

baileys harbor

SISTER BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Sister Bay) Inside Front Cover, 231, 234

COYOTE ROADHOUSE 90, 97, 105

WASHINGTON ISLAND FERRY LINE, INC (Washington Island) 78, 243

FLORIAN II LAKESHORE SUPPER CLUB 91

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BAILEYS 57 88 DOOR COUNTY KRAUT CO 90

BE BEAUTY BOUTIQUE 168, 185 BIRCH CREEK MUSIC PERFORMANCE CENTER 264, 266 BLACKSMITH CLOTHING CO 148, 151 CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL AT LANDMARK RESORT 89, 97, 109 CASEY’S BBQ & SMOKEHOUSE 89, 97, 108 COUNTRY LADY, THE (Main Street Shops) 173 DESIGN WORKS 190, 190 DOOR ARTISAN CHEESE 132, 135 DOOR COUNTY KIDS & BABY BOUTIQUE (Main Street Shops) 173, 218, 221

RIDGES INN & SUITES 290, 292

DOOR COUNTY NATURE WORKS 190, 191

carlsville

DOOR COUNTY VINTAGE CANDY CO. 128, 128

CARLSVILLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 49

FIRESIDE RESTAURANT 91, 97, 108

DIPPY’S ICE CREAM (Fish Creek) 189 DOOR COUNTY CONFECTIONERY (Fish Creek) 189

DOOR COUNTY CANDLE COMPANY 49, 168, 304

DOOR COUNTY ICE CREAM FACTORY & SANDWICH SHOPPE (Sister Bay) 90, 128, 129

DOOR COUNTY COFFEE & TEA CO. 49, 90, 97, 106

sweets DC CHOCOLATE DESIGN CAFÉ (Fish Creek) 181

DOOR COUNTY VINTAGE CANDY CO. (Egg Harbor) 128, 128

DOOR COUNTY DISTILLERY 49, 141, Inside Back Cover

FUDGE HOUSE, THE (Fish Creek) 189

DOOR PENINSULA WINERY 3, 49, 141

UNCLE TOM’S NEWPORT SCHOOL CANDY (Ellison Bay) 128, 129

HARBOUR VILLAGE RV RESORT & WATERPARK 49

weddings BRITTA SALON (North Ephraim) 281, 286 FISHSTOCK (Fish Creek) 286, 287 NORTHERN HAUS (Sister Bay) 286

LITTLE CAESARS EXPRESS 49 RED OAK WINERY 49 ROADHOUSE OF CARLSVILLE 49, 93, 97, 105

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GLACIER LEDGE RESTAURANT 91, 98, 105 GREENS N GRAINS CAFÉ 92, 98, 107, 278, 280 GREENS N GRAINS MARKET 132, 135, 278, 282 HARBOR WEAR (Main Street Shops also in Fish Creek) 173, 189 HOWELL CREEK GIFTS (Main Street Shops) 174 JUST PAWS (Main Street Shops) 224, 225 JUNCTION CENTER YOGA STUDIO 278, 282 KIM’S BOUTIQUE (Main Street Shops) 148, 152, 174

THYME CATERING (Sister Bay) 286, 287

CAROL BONICK 252

KIM’S GIFT SHOP (Main Street Shops) 168, 174, 176

DOOR COUNTY NORTH 55

LANDMARK RESORT (Egg Harbor) 294

ZABLERS DESIGN JEWELERS (Ephraim) 286, 288

DOOR COUNTY POLAR BEAR PRESS 218, 219

LAZY ONE® DOOR COUNTY (Main Street Shops) 148, 175, 221

wellness

DOOR COUNTY WINE TRAIL 141, 142, 143

MACREADY ARTISAN BREAD COMPANY 92, 98, 106

DOOR COUNTY IMAGES 256, 257

MAIN STREET SHOPS 150, 172-175

EDIBLE DOOR 134, 138

MISTLETOE HOLIDAY HOUSE 168, 171

BRITTA SALON (North Ephraim) 279, 281 DOOR COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Sister Bay, Sturgeon Bay) 280, 283 FRAGRANT ISLE LAVENDER FARM (Washington Island) 187, 280

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KATHERINE HASTINGS 213 KATIE MUSOLFF FINE ART 252, 258

ONE BARREL BREWING CO 98, 107, 141, 144 Ads are in bold numbers.


i n d e x by v i l l a g e PARADOR 93

WATER STREET GALLERY (Ephraim) 254

GREAT NORTHERN BY DESIGN (The Settlement Shops) 179, 190

ZABLER DESIGN JEWELERS 162, 166, 167, 202, 286, 288

HARBOR WEAR (Founder’s Square also in Egg Harbor) 173, 189

SHIPWRECKED BREW PUB 94

fish creek

SPACE (also in Sister Bay) 153, 170

HART & HART (Top of the Hill Shops) 181

ALEXANDER’S 88, 100, 113

SPA VERDE 278, 279

HEY DAISY (Founder’s Square) 189

ALPACA TO APPAREL (Founder’s Square) 189

J. JEFFREY TAYLOR (Founder’s Square) 189

STONE’S THROW WINERY 141, 145

ASA THORP’S LOG CABIN (Founder’s Square) 189

STUDIO ONE ART GLASS (Main Street Shops) 175

BANK OF LUXEMBURG (Top of the Hill Shops) 183

JULIE’S PARK CAFÉ, MOTEL & COUNTRYSIDE COTTAGES 92, 101, 114, 291, 291

‘TIS THE SEASON (Main Street Shops) 168, 175, 177

BRIAN PIER GALLERY, THE (Top of the Hill Shops) 182, 254, 254

WOOD ORCHARD MARKET 95, 132, 136

BAYSIDE TAVERN 88, 100, 115

PLUM BOTTOM GALLERY 162, 164, 252, 252 SHALLOWS RESORT, THE 290, 290

SPOT (also in Sister Bay) 148, 149, 153

LAGNIAPPE WINE GALLERY (Top of the Hill Shops) 182 MAIN COURSE, THE (Top of the Hill Shops) 182 NORTHERN SKY THEATER 265, 270

WOODWALK GALLERY 253, 259

CONNIE GLOWACKI (Top of the Hill Shops) 183, 253, 254

ellison bay

COOKERY RESTAURANT, THE 90, 101, 113

ISLAND ORCHARD CIDER 92, 141, 144

DC CHOCOLATE DESIGN CAFÉ (Top of the Hill Shops) 181

ON DECK CLOTHING COMPANY (also in Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay) 5, 149, 157

HÜGEL HAUS 92, 98, 110

DIPPY’S ICE CREAM (Founder’s Square) 189

ON DECK OUTLET STORE (also in Sturgeon Bay) 149, 161

DOOR COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM 265, 267

PELLETIERS RESTAURANT & FISH BOIL (Founder’s Square) 93, 101, 116, 189

KICK ASH COFFEE 100, 111 UNCLE TOM’S NEWPORT SCHOOL CANDY 128, 129, 134

O’MEARA’S IRISH HOUSE 4, 148, 155, 170

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DOOR COUNTY CHERRY HUT 132, 137

ARTZY STUDIO (North Ephraim) 162, 164, 253, 254

DOOR COUNTY CONFECTIONERY (Founder’s Square) 189

PENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE 265, 272

BRITTA SALON (North Ephraim) 279, 281, 286

DOOR COUNTY ROCK & GEM (Founder’s Square, also in North Ephraim) 168, 178, 189

PURE JOY (Top of the Hill Shops) 181

EMMETT JOHNS GALLERY (The Settlement Shops) 179

SETTLEMENT INN & LAVENDER SPA 279, 279, 291, 294

FIKA BAKERY & COFFEE HOUSE 91

SETTLEMENT SHOPS, THE 150, 179

FISH CREEK MARKET 91, 132, 140

SEVEN MONEY IMPORTS (Top of the Hill Shops) 183

CRYSTAL MINING CO. (North Ephraim) 218, 219 DOOR COUNTY ROCK & GEM (North Ephraim, also in Fish Creek) 168, 178, 189 EPHRAIM BUSINESS COUNCIL 59 GEORGE BURR GALLERY (North Ephraim) 253, 256 HOUSEPLANTS & HERRINGBONE 290, 295 LODGE, FM 106.9FM & 97.7FM (also in Sturgeon Bay) 265, 274 OLD POST OFFICE RESTAURANT 93, 100, 111 PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL (North Ephraim) 264, 271 RECLAIMED RESALE & WORKSHOP (North Ephraim) 194, 195 SUMMER KITCHEN (North Ephraim) 94, 100, 112 SUNSET HARBOR GRILLE (Ephraim) 100, 112 VINTIQUE RESALE (North Ephraim) 194, 200

FISH CREEK MOCCASIN WORKS (The Settlement Shops) 179, 189 FISH CREEK SCENIC BOAT TOURS (also in Sister Bay) 242, 245 FISHSTOCK CONCERT SERIES 265, 268, 286, 287

PENINSULA BOOKMAN, THE 215

ROBIN JAY MUSIC & GIFTS (Founder’s Square) 189

SEVEN SISTERS RESALE BOUTIQUE (Founder’s Square) 189 SHANTI STUDIO MASSAGE & HEALING ARTS (The Settlement Shops) 179, 278, 280

FOREVER GRATEFUL BOUTIQUE & BRIAN PEIR GALLERY (Top of the Hill Shops) 182

SKYWAY DRIVE-IN THEATRE 218, 222

FOUNDER’S SQUARE 150, 188, 189

SUMMER HOME WISCONSIN (Founder’s Square) 189

FUDGE SHOP, THE (Founder’s Square) 189 GAGE FINE IMPORTS (Top of the Hill Shops) 182 GINGER HOUSE, THE (The Settlement Shops) 179 GOOD TIMES GREAT LAKES (Founder’s Square) 189

SOUL JOURNEY DESIGNS (The Settlement Shops) 179

SWEETIE PIES (The Settlement Shops) 179 TAKE A PEEK (Top of the Hill Shops) 182 TOP OF THE HILL SHOPS 150, 180-183 TRILLIANT DIAMONDS & JEWERLY (Top of the Hill Shops) 162, 165, 181

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i n d e x by v i l l a g e W.A.K.E.M.E TOO / FISH TALES (Top of the Hill Shops) 181 WHAT NEXT? (Top of the Hill Shops) 181 WHITE GULL INN 95, 101, 118, 290, 291, Back Cover WILD LIFE ART GALLERY (The Settlement Shops) 179 WINK SWIMWEAR & CLOTHING BOUTIQUE 148, 159

gills rock BEA’S HO-MADE PRODUCTS 134, 135

DOOR COUNTY ICE CREAM FACTORY & SANDWICH SHOPPE 90, 102, 114, 128, 129

sturgeon bay

DOOR COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (also in Sturgeon Bay) 280, 283

CEDAR CROSSING RESTAURANT & BAR 89, 104, 120

DOOR COUNTY SHORT FILM FEST 297

DOOR COUNTY BOAT RENTAL 72, 242, 248

ERA STARR REALTY (also in Sturgeon Bay) 296, 296

DOOR COUNTY DOG STORE 224, 224

FRYKMAN STUDIO GALLERY 256, 257 HAMMERSMITH TV & ELECTRONICS 170, 184

BAY SHORE INN 292, 293

DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM (also in Gills Rock) 230, 233 DOOR COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (also in Sister Bay) 280, 283

DEATH’S DOOR MARITIME MUSEUM (also in Sturgeon Bay) 230, 233

JULIE’S UPSCALE RESALE 194, 197

ERA STARR REALTY (also in Sister Bay) 296, 296

NORTHERN HAUS 286

FARM, THE 218, 220

SHORELINE RESTAURANT, THE 94, 101, 114

ON DECK CLOTHING COMPANY (also in Fish Creek, Sturgeon Bay) 5, 149, 157

LEN VILLANO PHOTOGRAPHY 256, 258

green bay AMERICAN ANTIQUES & JEWELRY 194, 202

PIGGLY WIGGLY 134, 139

LODGE, FM 106.9FM & 97.7 FM (also in Ephraim) 265, 274

PIRATE’S COVE ADVENTURE GOLF 218, 219

MOTEL 57 291, 292

jacksonport

ROOTS INN & KITCHEN 93

A LITTLE BIT OF COFFEE 66, 88

SISTER BAY SCENIC BOAT TOURS (also in Fish Creek) 242, 245

ON DECK CLOTHING COMPANY (also in Fish Creek, Sister Bay) 5, 149, 157

SIMPLE SOLUTION ESTATE SALES & SERVICES, THE 194, 199, 296

ON DECK OUTLET STORE (also in Fish Creek) 149, 161

SISTER BAY BOWL SUPPER CLUB 94, 102, 118, 242, 244

ROGUE THEATER 265, 273

JACKSONPORT AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 67 JACKSONPORT COTTAGE GALLERY & GIFTS 66 JACKSONPORT FARMER’S MARKET 67, 131 MR G’S SUPPER CLUB 66 OPEN DOOR BIRD SANCTUARY 66, 242, 247 PENINSULA KAYAK COMPANY 66

rowleys bay GRANDMA’S SWEDISH BAKERY AT ROWLEYS BAY RESORT 91, 98, 110, 136 OFF-ROAD SEGWAY ADVENTURES 242, 243

SISTER BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY Inside Front Cover, 231, 234

WATERFRONT MARY’S BAR & GRILL 72, 95, 104, 122

SPOT (also in Egg Harbor) 148, 149, 153

WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY – DOOR COUNTY CAMPUS 224, 225

TANNENBAUM HOLIDAY SHOP 170, 178

valmy

THYME RESTAURANT & CATERING 94, 102, 119, 286, 287 VILLAGE CLOTHIER & CONSIGNMENT 194, 200 WATERFRONT 95, 104, 120

southern door area

AL JOHNSON’S SWEDISH RESTAURANT & BUIK 88, 102

BELGIAN HERITAGE CENTER (Brussels) 72, 230, 232, 235

BARGAINS UNLIMITED 194, 201

COUNTRY OVENS | CHERRY DE-LITE (Forestville) 72, 90, 132, 138

CARROLL HOUSE RESTAURANT 89, 102, 119 CHRISTKINDLMARKET 6-7 COACHLITE INN, THE 292, 292 CORNER OF THE PAST/ OLD ANDERSON HOUSE MUSEUM Inside Front Cover, 230, 231

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SONNY’S ITALIAN KITCHEN & PIZZERIA 94, 104, 121

SPACE (also in Egg Harbor) 153, 170

sister bay

BOATHOUSE ON THE BAY 89, 102, 117

NIGHTINGALE SUPPER CLUB 93

RUNAWAY LODGE AT VALMY 66

washington island ALBATROSS DRIVE-IN 88, 104, 124 ALBY’S NEST – TIKI BAR 123 CHERRY TRAIN TOURS 243, 248 DEATH’S DOOR BAR-B-Q 124 JACKSON HARBOR SOUP & SANDWICHES 92, 104, 123 KARFI FERRY 243, 248

GILMO’S BAR & BRISTRO (Sturgeon Bay) 72

FRAGRANT ISLE LAVENDER FARM 170, 187, 280

RENARDS CHEESE (Sturgeon Bay) 134, 140

MANN’S MERCANTILE SHOPS 170, 178

SOUTHERN DOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION 73

WASHINGTON ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 79

YOGI BEAR’S JELLYSTONE PARK (Sturgeon Bay) 72

WASHINGTON ISLAND FERRY LINE, INC. 78, 243 WASHINGTON ISLAND OBSERVER 214 Ads are in bold numbers.


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