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Shop 4 Gr eat Stor es Looking at the painting on the cover, viewers probably feel as though they are directly on the water — as opposed to looking at the sailboat from the shoreline. And that’s the whole idea, according to Richard “Rich” Delcarson, this year’s Key to the Door Illustrated cover artist. “On Eagle Harbor” depicts a sailboat named Flight and its owner Bob Davis, a friend of Delcarson. Davis is shown with his son, Rob. Delcarson, a boater himself, recalled circling Flight a number of times. In fact, he cruised fairly close and took photographs. The pictures later served as reference as he chose the best angle, drew the scene and painted in his Fish Creek home studio. “It was a nice day, a beautiful day. Everything was blue around me — the water was blue, the sky was blue,” Delcarson recalled. The 20-by-24-inch painting is done in oil, a medium Delcarson prefers. He also likes gouache, which is an opaque watercolor. Each medium has its advantages and disadvantages, he said. Gouache is very forgiving, according to Delcarson. He used it often during his commercial art career when he needed to make fast changes in advertisements. “With oil, you can’t make changes. You don’t have time for it to dry,” Delcarson said. “Gouache is a beautiful medium. If you love a tree, but want to move it, you can paint it out and put it in another place,” he said. “One of the things I like about oil is it is permanent. It is going to be there,” he continued. A glass covering is not necessary for an oil painting, but it is needed to protect a gouache image. “With gouache, you have to have glass over the painting. That detracts from the image a little bit I think. And with an oil painting, you just frame it and hang it. It’s easier to work with,” he said. The artist has taken a one-year “sabbatical leave” from oil painting —
Sister Bay’s Busiest Commercial Center for Over 100 Years Featuring time he said was necessary to break away from routine. He is returning to the easel with an open mind, uncertain whether he is going to continue painting Door County landscapes or choose a new direction for subject matter. “Sometimes you come to a point where maybe you want to do something else and paint something else,” Delcarson said. “So, I had to take a break and think about it. Now, I’m going to get back into it, but exactly what I’m going to paint I don’t know yet.” Delcarson, who hails from Detroit, Mich., was attracted to art as a child in the 1930s. He later attended Menzinger Art School and entered the commercial art field in 1949, drawing and painting automobiles for advertising. Delcarson created his car drawings from blueprints well in advance of when the cars —Chevrolets, Chryslers, Fords — were actually available to see. Eventually, he established his own art business, Delgraphics Studio, on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. A background in the U.S. Navy, drew Delcarson to boats and the water. In the 1950s he owned a Chris-Craft small power boat. Delcarson and his wife, Jane, a freelance calligrapher, began traveling to Door County in 1966. They retired in 1989 and moved from their home in Hinsdale, Ill., to the Peninsula. Today, their studio is known as Del Graphics, meaning “of the graphics.” Delcarson’s art has been part of juried exhibits at the Hardy Gallery, Miller Art Museum and the Door County Art League. Color prints of eight different Door County scenes by Delcarson are sold at the Cana Island Lighthouse, Miller Art Museum, Jacksonport Craft Cottage, Gwendolyn’s Art & Jewelry and at Del Graphics. “Door County is a mecca for subject matter,” Delcarson said.
Donna Marie Pocius, an Egg Harbor-based freelance writer, writes about the arts, travel, decorating and business. Contact her at donnamarie@ dcwis.com.
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7: SHIPYARD TOURS. Three Sturgeon Bay shipyards. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour and view current projects at three shipyards. Tickets available at the gates on the day of the event. 920-746-8460.
DOOR COUNTY HALF MARATHON & NICOLET BAY 5K. Peninsula State Park. A 13.1-mile runs in a beautiful park on a closed road course. 10 a.m. halfmarathon, 10:30 a.m. 5k run. No race day registration. 920-421-1519.
12-15: GIRLFRIENDS GREAT EGGSCAPE-WOMENâ€™S GETAWAY WEEKEND. Egg Harbor. Village-wide. A getaway weekend with a trolley tour, workshops, exercise classes, art and wine crawl, shopping, pajama pizza party and much more! 920-868-3717. 18: HEALTHY LIVING FAIR. Northern Door County YMCA. Gather helpful health care information from local businesses and take part in numerous interactive health screenings. 920-868-3660. 20-21:
ANNUAL SCOTTIE DOG RALLY. Downtown Baileys Harbor. Nearly 200 Scottish terriers come together. Parade complete with kilts and bagpipers. 11:30 a.m. 920-493-5878.
28-29: STURGEON BAY FINE ART FAIR. Sunset Park. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 13th annual juried multi-media art show, entertainment, childrenâ€™s activities, food and beverages. 800-301-6695.
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LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL. County-wide. Assortment of guided mainland and boat trips to outlying lights to give the enthusiast an assortment of experiences from which to choose. Preceded by Friday evening Keepersâ€™ Kin Social cruise. 920-743-5958.
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SISTER BAY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL. Downtown in Sister Bay. Norwegian dancers, maypole raising, childrenâ€™s parade, bonfire in Waterfront Park at sunset. Parade at 11:30 a.m. 920-854-2812.
11: PADDLE FEST: Nicolet Beach in Peninsula State Park. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Demo new kayaks, no experience necessary. Park sticker required to enter park. 920-854-7598.
DOOR COUNTY FESTIVAL OF NATURE. Ridges Sanctuary. The Ridges Sanctuary and five local conservation groups offer guided field trips through some of Door Countyâ€™s unique and beautiful natural areas, many not generally open to the public. 920-839-2802.
28-29: MAIFEST. Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. Art fair, fun run, great food, music, horse pull, parade and more. 920-823-2068.
17-19: WASHINGTON ISLAND CANOE AND KAYAK EVENT. Washington
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5: STATE PARK OPEN HOUSE DAY. All five state parks. Admission to all state parks is free. Info: Whitefish Dunes 920-823-2400, Newport 920-854-2500, Potawatomi 920-746-2890, Peninsula 920-868-3258.
21-22: DOOR COUNTY SHEPHERDâ€™S MARKET. Whitefish Bay Farm. Northeast Wisconsinâ€™s oldest fiber sale featuring fleeces, yarn, and hand made products. Raffles, demonstrations. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 920-743-1560.
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HERITAGE DAYS. Throughout Fish Creek. The history of Gibraltar Township and Fish Creek is celebrated. Historic walking tours, Noble House tours, music programs and events. 800-577-1880.
21: SPRING FLING. Baileys Harbor Town Hall. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Spring Arts & Crafts Fair on the lawn of the front Lawn of the Town Hall. 920-839-2366.
21: PORTS OF CALL GALA. An evening of food and fun to benefit the historic preservation efforts of the Door County Maritime Museum. 920-743-5958.
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VILLAGE-WIDE RUMMAGE SALE. Sister Bay. Community-wide. Individual sales throughout the village with a guide map and coupons for restaurant specials. 920-854-4118 or www.sisterbaytourism.com.
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4: SIDE PORK FEST. Brussels Town Park. All day festival, 5k run, motorcycle ride, car show, kids play area, craft fair, volleyball tournament, side pork and other food vendors. Music all day with a concert at night featuring the Kentucky Headhunters. 800-856-1651.
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FYR BAL. Village-wide in Ephraim. Annual festival re-creates traditions of Norwegians celebrating midsummer. Live music, art and craft show, alpacas and llamas, a raffle, silent auction, regatta, childrenâ€™s activities and crafts. 920-854-4989.
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18: RIDGES RIDE FOR NATURE. County-wide. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Bicycle the back roads of Door County and support the education programs of the Ridges Sanctuary. New this year is a Century Ride! Pasta lunch. Register online or call. Info: 920-839-2802. 23:
TABLESCAPES: ARTFUL SETTINGS. Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek. Noon-3 p.m. Top decorators create lavish tabletop displays to be raffled to benefit the school.
OLDE ELLISON BAY DAYS. Community Park. Arts, crafts, food, fun and games. Saturday 11 a.m. parade. 920-854-5448.
RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIRE. Monument Point Rd. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cheer for your champion knight at Joust Arena. Feast like a king. Street performers, belly dancers and musicians. Demonstrations of timehonored arts and crafts. 920-973-8233.
25: PARADE OF PONDS. County-wide. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Self-guided tour of water gardens throughout Door County. 920-856-1561.
25-26: LITTLE STURGEON DAYS. County Hwy CC. Community-wide rummage sale, arts and crafts, music, kids’ activities, food and refreshments. Parade at 11a.m. on Sunday. 920-824-5222.
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INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION - FISH CREEK. Display of fireworks at dusk. 800-577-1880. 2-3: RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIRE. Monument Point Rd. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Joust Arena. Feast like a king. Street performers, belly dancers and musicians. Demonstrations of time-honored arts and crafts. 920-973-8233. 2-3: ART ON THE SCENIC SIDE. Lakeside Park, Jacksonport. Fair, refreshments and family fun. 920-854-9372.
3: 30th ANNUAL FFA ALUMNI DAIRY BREAKFAST. Country View Farm. 6-11:30 a.m. 920-743-4956.
3-4: INDEPENENCE DAY CELEBRATION-EGG HARBOR. Harborview Park and Downtown Egg Harbor. Starts on the 3rd of July with live music, family fun and fireworks over Green Bay at dusk. On the 4th, celebrate with a parade at 1:30 p.m. 920-868-3717.
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30: CARLSVILLE DAY. Downtown Carlsville. Parade at 10 a.m., food, live music, art and craft vendors, free trolley rides at Dairy View Country Store, Door County Coffee and Tea, Door Peninsula Winery and Pet Expressions. 920-743-2228.
HAIRPIN 5K RUN/WALK. Gibraltar Town Hall. 8:30 a.m. annual run/walk up the Fish Creek bluff and back down Cottage Row. Online registration available. 920-868-3284, ext. 205 or www.hairpinrun.com.
SAND SCULPTURE CONTEST. Whitefish Dunes State Park. 11 a.m. Sand creations on the beach. Prizes in three categories awarded. State park sticker required to participate. 920-823-2400.
ROCK. Food and live music start at 5 p.m. Boat regatta at 6:30 p.m. in the harbor. Fireworks at dusk. 920-854-2972.
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS: WASHINGTON ISLAND. Ball Park. Fireworks at dusk. 920-847-2179.
WASHINGTON ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. Various locations. A series of concerts led by Artistic Director Stephen Colburn, principal oboist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 920-847-3434.
4: INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONSTURGEON BAY. Sunset Park. An old-fashioned ice cream social, Peninsula Symphonic Band performance at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks. 800-301-6695. 4:
PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL. Door Community Auditorium. 58th season of the Peninsula Music Festival, a professional symphony orchestra presenting nine concerts in three weeks. Opens under the baton of Victor Yampolsky. 920-854-4060.
Fourth of July. PHOTO BY LEN VILLANO
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONBAILEYS HARBOR. Parade at 10 a.m., arts and crafts, live entertainment and children’s games. Fireworks at dusk. 920-839-2366.
DOOR COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL. Sister Bay, Ephraim, Baileys Harbor. Celebrating ethnic folk dancing and music from many countries. Featuring dancing and music workshops, concerts, children’s program, fish boil dinner. 920-421-2986.
8: DRAGONFLY WORKSHOP. Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor. View up-close many different species, possibly including the endangered Hines Emerald dragonfly. All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. $10/family. 920-839-2802 or www.RidgesSanctuary.org.
GARDEN WALK: Throughout Northern Door County. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefits Sister Bay Historical Society’s Old Anderson House Museum and Corner of the Past. 920-854-7680.
BELGIAN DAYS. Brussels Town Park. Includes a tractor pull on Saturday, Big Dawg softball tournament, fireman’s challenge, country and polka music. Saturday noon to midnight, Sunday 10 a.m.-5p.m. 920-825-1450.
JEFFERSON STREET FESTIVAL. Sturgeon Bay. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annual celebration featuring live music, strolling entertainers, children’s activities, food and beverages. 800-301-6695.
DOOR COUNTY TRIATHLON. Murphy Park, Egg Harbor. 8 a.m. One of the most popular and scenic triathlons in the Midwest. Sprint (1/4-mile swim, 18-mile bike, 3.1-mile run) on Saturday, Half Iron (1.2-mile swim,56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run) on Sunday. Advance registration required. 920-606-2458.
KIDS TRIATHLON. Door County YMCA. In conjunction with the Door County Triathlon. Offering an intermediate level triathlon for boys and girls ages 4-14 at the Sturgeon Bay Program Center. 920-743-4949.
16: THE GARDEN DOOR OPEN HOUSE. UW Peninsular Research Station, Sturgeon
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NATURALIST GUIDED HIKES. Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor. Join the naturalist for a relaxed, 90-minute hike through one of Door County’s most pristine natural areas. $5 for Ridges members, $8 for nonmembers, children under 18 free. Check out dates and times by calling 920-839-2802 or visit www.RidgesSanctuary.org.
4-7/19: WISCONSIN WILDLIFE BIENNIAL XV. Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay. All-media featuring students from Door County’s five high schools.
4-10/29: SATURDAY FARMER’S MARKET IN STURGEON BAY. Market Square (Corner of Michigan and 4th) 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays. Fresh produce and crafts from local sources. 920-746-2914.
4-10/29: SATURDAY FARMER’S MARKET IN SISTER BAY. Farmers’ Market takes place at Sister Bay Historical Society’s Corner of the Past (Highway 57 and Fieldcrest Road). 8 a.m.-Noon.
SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL. Washington Island. Scandinavian Kaffe and Stavkirke open house at Trinity Lutheran Church, Scandinavian brunch at Bethel Church, Scandinavian Dance festival. 920-847-2179. CHERRY FEST. Lakeside Park, Jacksonport. Historical display, fine arts and crafts, food, music, family fun and more. 920-823-2316.
& WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL. Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay. Features dozens of vintage vessels on display including the 149-ft tug John Purves. Demonstrations and popular 2-day Sikaflex quick and dirty boat building contest. Entertainment, raffle, Paint the Bay plein air art event, maritime author sessions and children’s activities. 920-743-5958.
PERSEID METEOR SHOWER. Newport State Park. View the spectacular shower in the darkest place in Door County. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 920-854-2500.
13: DOOR COUNTY FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS. Waterfront Park. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Day-long festival featuring artists’ demonstrations, live music, cultural tours, culinary delights, children’s activities, and narrated trolley tours of Sister Bay Anderson House Museum and Corner of the Past. 920-854-2812. 19-21: THRESHEREE & ANTIQUE MACHINERY SHOW. Northeast Wisconsin Antique Power Assoc Grounds, Valmy. Friday night gate opens 6 p.m. Horse and tractor pull, entertainment, games, arts and crafts, great music, food and refreshments. 5505 Country View Rd. (off of Hwy 57). 920-743-4859.
WEST FEST. Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Celebrate a Wild West day along with a craft show, chili cook off, showdown at high noon, live entertainment, plus food and beverages. 800-301-6695.
TUG FEST. Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay. Fourth annual event held in conjunction with West Fest celebration. Hosted by the Door County Maritime Museum with activities centered on the tug John Purves. Includes tours of the tug and children’s activities. 920-743-5958.
4-7/30: DISCOVERY BIRD HIKES. Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor, 6:30 a.m. Bird enthusiasts of all abilities, ages and interest explore the great birding hot spots in the Baileys Harbor area. Outings are held every Saturday morning in June and July. Meet at the Ridges’ Marshall Cabin. 920-839-2802 or www. RidgesSanctuary.org. 11-9/24:
SISTER BAY HISTORICAL TOURS. Corner of the Past/Old Anderson House Museum. Tour the 1825 farmhouse and restored farm buildings. Group tours available. Sponsored by the Sister Bay Historical Society. 920-854-7680.
14-10/25: TUESDAY FARMER’S MARKET IN JACKSONPORT. Lakeside Park. 9 a.m.-1p.m. 920-823-2288. 14-10/16: PENINSULA PLAYERS THEATRE. Peninsula Players Theatre. America’s oldest professional resident summer theatre. Tuesday-Sunday. 920868-3287. 15-8/31: HARMONY BY THE BAY. Wednesday evening concert series. Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay. 7 p.m. 1-800-301-6695.
15-8/27: AMERICAN FOLKLORE THEATRE. Peninsula State Park. Presenting a trio of family-friendly and affordable shows under the stars at Peninsula State Park. Vehicle sticker not required to attend. 920-854-9117. 20-8/22: EVENINGS
IN EPHRAIM. Harborside Park Gazebo. 7-9 p.m. Enjoy spectacular sunsets over Eagle Harbor and take advantage of late-night shopping, dining and activities with participating businesses open until 8 p.m. or later. 920-854-4989.
Bay. 1-4 p.m. Tour the educational demonstration garden maintained by the Door County Master Gardeners and the UW Research Station staff. Master Gardeners will also be there to answer questions and interact in activities during the open house. Refreshments will be served. 920-746-7952.
18-24: PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL. County-wide. Free and ticketed events. Artists have 6 days to paint Door County. Collector’s preview party and gala auction July 22. Watch over 100 artists paint during the Dockside Quick-Paint competition in Clark Park July 23. Painting begins at 9 a.m. 920-868-3455.
20: WASHINGTON ISLAND FAIR. Community Center. Crafts booths, food booths, exhibits and bingo. 920-847-2179.
26-27: MONARCH BUTTERFLY WORKSHOP. Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor,
19: OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Corner of the Past/Old Anderson House
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3-7: DOOR COUNTY FAIR. John Miles County Park, Sturgeon Bay. Carnival rides, food stands, 4-H animal barns, grandstand events, kids and family tents. 920-746-2261.
Museum, Sister Bay. 6-8 p.m. Enjoy do-it-yourself sundaes and a variety of delicious homemade cupcakes in the unique setting of the Koessl Barn and surrounding farm yard. 920-868-7680.
K/D SALMON TOURNAMENT. County-wide. Participating ports include Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor, Washington Island, Algoma and Kewaunee. More than $40,000 in cash and prizes. 920-883-9792.
26: HOUSE & GARDEN WALK. Five Homes and Gardens. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Showcase of five homes and gardens. Benefits the Door County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. 920-746-1071.
DOOR COUNTY ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE. Gibraltar High School. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Features 35 professional dealers plus crystal and china repair on site. Sponsored by the Sister Bay Lions Club. Benefits the Leader Dog for the Blind Program. 715-355-5144.
CANDLELIGHT BEACH WALK. Whitefish Dunes State Park. 7:30-9:30 p.m. A beach grid makes part of the trail handicapped accessible. Stroll along with family and friends on this quiet one mile walk. 920-823-2400.
10 a.m. Learn about the amazing migration of the Monarch butterfly and then go afield with a naturalist to capture and tag these delicate creatures. All ages welcome, but children must be accompanied by an adult. $10/family. 920-839-2802 or www. RidgesSanctuary.org
3: LABOR DAY WEEKEND RUN AND DUATHLON. Northern Door YMCA, Fish Creek. 5k run/walk, 1/4 mile Children’s Run and a Duathlon with a 2-mile run and 12-mile bike. 920-868-3660. 3: MARINA FEST. Sister Bay Marina. Pancake breakfast, food and beverage booths, live music and dancing under the big tent, children’s boat building, craft tent, championship Water Board Warriors ski show and fireworks. Info: 920-854-2812 or www.sisterbaytourism.org. >> CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
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21-9/27: TUESDAY FARMER’S MARKET IN STURGEON BAY. Martin Park. 3-7 p.m. 800-301-6695. SISTER BAY WATERFRONT CONCERT SERIES. Park Gazebo. 3 p.m. (some at 7 p.m.). Visit www.sisterbaytourism.com for schedule.
THURSDAY CONCERTS IN THE PARK. Harbor View Park, Egg Harbor. 5 p.m. Live music with local bands on the bay of Green Bay. Merchants and businesses open until 9 p.m. Full concert schedule available on line. 920868-3717.
23-9/1: HISTORIC IVERSON HOUSE AND MORAVIAN CHURCH TOUR. Ephraim. 1:30-3 p.m. Thursdays. Weekly tours of Ephraim’s Moravian Church, followed by the Historic Iverson House. 920-854-9688. 23-8/13:
BIRCH CREEK CONCERT SERIES. Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Harbor. Birch Creek celebrates its 36th season of performances in the Dutton Barn, Courtyard Gazebo and Juniper Hall. Symphony: June 23-July 2; Percussion and Steel Band July 7-16; Big Band Jazz July 20-August 13. Concerts at 7:30 p.m. 920-868-3763. >> CONTINUED ON PAGE 12
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Calendar 26-8/21: PEG EGAN SUNSET CONCERT SERIES. Peg Egan Performing
Arts Center, Egg Harbor. 7 p.m. Sunday concert series features the best of folk, blues, pop, jazz and world music from some of the top rated touring artists from around the U.S. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Full concert schedule available on line. 920-868-3717.
JULY 2011 8-8/21:
DOOR SHAKESPEARE. The Gardens of Bjorklunden Estate, Baileys Harbor. Shakespeareâ€™s â€œTwelfth Nightâ€? and another classic comedy. 920-839-1500.
23-9/13: CENTENNIAL. Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay. Photographer
WILDERNESS DAY. Newport State Park. A day of hikes and programs to celebrate Wisconsinâ€™s only formally designated Wilderness State Park. 920-854-2500.
10: CORN FEST. Schopfâ€™s Hilltop Dairy. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Events feature a walk through the 20-acre corn maze, childrenâ€™s games, bakery items, food, raffle, silent auction, plus corn and pie eating contests. Proceeds benefit Sunshine House. 920-743-7943.
10: JAZZ ON JEFFERSON. Jefferson Street, Sturgeon Bay. 1-8 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon into evening of live jazz, special events featured in stores plus food and beverages. 800-301-6695.
TASTE OF THE DOOR. Peninsular Research Station, Sturgeon Bay. 1-4 p.m. Hwy 42 just north of the 42/57 split. Join Master Gardeners to taste foods made from ingredients harvested in Door County. Samples available throughout the day. Pesto Festo contest with visitors tasting and judging for the peopleâ€™s choice award. 920-746-9026.
Chris Winters captures the workings of the 101-year-old steamship Challenger.
23-8/13: DOOR COUNTY PLAIN AIR FESTIVAL EXHIBITION. Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek. Works created by featured artists during the Plein Air Festival.
17: AUTUMNFEST. Downtown Baileys Harbor. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts and crafts, enter-
WASHINGTON ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. Various locations. A series of concerts led by Artistic Director Stephen Colburn, principal oboist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. 920-847-3434.
2-20: PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL. Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek. World Class Symphonic Music every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tickets: 920-854-4060 or www.musicfestival.com. 5-20:
ART SALE. Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay. Museum fundraiser.
BELGIAN KERMISS CELEBRATION. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Old time celebration of the harvest. Authentic Belgian food, historical presentation, live music. 920-856-1651.
tainment, food. 920-839-2366. RIDGES RECYCLE EXTAVAGANZA-FLEA MARKET. Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor. To benefit The Ridges Sanctuary. 920-839-2802.
17: HARVEST FESTIVAL & HARVEST MOON CELEBRATION. Sturgeon Bay city-wide. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Celebration of autumn featuring a craft and car show, food booths, music and entertainment plus childrenâ€™s activities. Preview the decorated sturgeons before the live auction at 6 p.m. followed by the Harvest Moon Celebration. 800-301-6695.
36th JURIED ANNUAL. Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay. Works from artists in a five-county Northeastern Wisconsin area.
30-11/5: ALL FIRED UP: CONTEMPORARY IRON SCULPTURE. Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek. The versatility of this ancient, inexpensive medium will be explored through small-scale sculpture and wall hangings. Iron Pour benefit, Oct. 1, 4-8 p.m.
11-12/31: 30 PAINTINGS/30 DAYS. Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek. This exhibition will explore what changes, what remains the same, and what is of personal value to artists that do a painting a day for 30 days. 12-12/28: DECK THE HALLS WITH ART. Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay.
tour from Southern Door to Washington Island. Celebrate an exploration of local producers and food preparers. 800-527-3529. INSIDE/OUTSIDE SALE. Fish Creek village-wide. Deals on gifts and merchandise in Fish Creekâ€™s shops, galleries and boutiques. Beautiful fall colors and festivities. 800-577-1880.
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RUN WILD. Potawatomi State Park. 10k run, 3-mile run/walk and 1/3- mile Smokey Bear run. Refreshments, door prizes and trophies. Childcare available. 920-743-6866.
6-9: AMISH QUILT SHOW AND SALE. Mr. Gâ€™s Banquet Hall, Jacksonport. 920823-2288. 8-9: FALL FUN FEST AND CIDER PRESSING PARTY. Washington Island Farm Museum. 920-847-2179. 8-9:
PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL. Egg Harbor, village-wide. Fall colors and family fun. One of Door Countyâ€™s largest festivals. Entertainment, art and crafts, rides, live music, and lots of treats to eat. Restaurants are open and street vendors offer, roasted sweet corn, caramel apple sundaes, chili, turkey legs and more. 920-868-3717.
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a loved one to a special getaway, from December through March. Dozens of romance packages are offered including cozy lodging, scrumptious food and many extras. 800-527-3529.
GUIDED SHOESHOE HIKES, Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor. 1p.m. These hikes with a Ridges naturalist cover the cultural and natural history of the ridges and swales in their â€™off seasonâ€™. Some snowshoes available for hike participants. Call ahead to reserve. 920-839-2802.
CANDLELIGHT SKIS, Various state parks. Saturday evening skis on level candlelit trails. For details call : Newport State Park, 920-854-2500, Peninsula State Park, 920-868-3258, Whitefish Dunes State Park, 920-823-2400.
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22-25: KINGDOM SO DELICIOUS. County-wide. Door County hosts a culinary
DOOR COUNTY CENTURY RIDE. John Miles County Park, Sturgeon Bay. Ride offers cyclists 30 mile routes, 62 miles (Metric Century), 76 miles and 100 (Century) miles. Well-stocked food and fluid stations with a post-ride barbeque. 920-606-2458.
19-10/24: BACKGROUNDS IN THE FOREGROUND. Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek. This exhibition will shine a light on modern symbolism with representative paintings and photographs in a variety of styles.
2-10/15: AMERICAN FOLKLORE THEATRE FALL SEASON. Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek. Indoor performances. Curtain times vary. 920-854-6117.
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TOWNLINE ART FAIR. Fine Line Designs Gallery. The 38th annual juried art fair on Ephraim’s north end. Visual arts and fine crafts. Featuring over 80 professional artists from across the Midwest. 920-854-4343.
JACK O’LANTERN DAYS. Fish Creek, village-wide. Haunting Halloween Parade, decorations throughout town, discount coupons at participating merchants, trick or treating. Ghost Tour trolley rides. House in Mourning at Historic Noble House. Costume parties. 800-577-1880.
8: ART DAY FOR ANIMALS. Hands on Art Studio. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Benefits the Door County Humane Society. Hay rides, hay house, haunted treasure hunt, pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, games and prizes. 920-868-9311.
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14-16: SISTER BAY FALL FESTIVAL. Villagewide. Arts and crafts, food booths and live music. Parade Saturday 11 a.m. Ping Pong Ball Shoot Sunday 2 p.m. 920-854-2812.
FOLK ART FAIR. Door County YMCA. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Browse through displays of fine art, bid on silent auction items and enjoy a fabulous spread of food including baked goods, soups, sandwiches Bradley Lakeand more while supporting the BELMAR Door County YMCA’s Youth in Government program. 920-743-4949.
hike. One-mile candlelit trail, fun for all. Refreshments. State Park sticker required. 920-868-3258.
CHRISTMAS BY THE BAY. Downtown Sturgeon Bay. This holiday weekend starts with the tree lighting on Friday night featuring musical entertainment. Parade on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by children’s activities, hay and trolley rides. Photos and brunch with Santa on Sunday morning. 800-301-6695.
8: SPOOKTACULAR HIKE: Peninsula State Park. 5-7:30 p.m. Self-guided
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Anderson Store (above & below) is part of Ephraim’s impressive collection of historical buildings. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO.
The Anderson Barn, the hub of museum activity, is home to the popular Hands-On Hayloft where kids can play with the past. Two new exhibits are also displayed at the barn—“The Garments of Our Foundation,” featuring prominent Ephraim women, and “The Roots of Our Village,” depicting the stories of five pioneer families. Other activities include a tour of the Ephraim Moravian Church and Historic Iverson House, Thursdays only from 1:30-3 p.m.beginning June 23 ($5). Child’s Play story and craft time for young children at 10:30 a.m. on July 5, 19 and Aug. 2, 16 ($5). History Speaks, held at Ephraim Village Hall 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays in July (Free). And Norwegian-style Svalhus (by appointment only). Museums open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday from June 17-Sept. 3. Fridays and Saturdays only from Sept. 9-Oct. 8. Adults $5, students $3, 6 and under free. ephraim.org
Explore history, legends and lore at the Door County Maritime Museum’s “Ghosts! Haunted Lighthouses of the Great Lakes” exhibit — an intriguing, educational experience with interactive displays for all ages. This year’s museum Ports of Call event kicks off a weekend (July 1-4) and featuring the tall ship Denis Sullivan with deck tours and evening cruises. The museum is open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.May 28-September 5. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in fall/winter at 120 N. Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Admission for museum and Tug John Purves (Adults $12.50, Youth ages 17-5 $9, Children 4 & under free. 920-743-5958 (www.dcmm. org). Separate rates are available. Don’t miss touring DCMM’s Cana Island Lighthouse located on Lake Michigan. Open April 30-Oct. 30. Admission to island, >> CONTINUED ON PAGE 16
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The Door County Historical Museum features the Peninsulaâ€™s history â€” antique fire trucks, the iconic cherry and apple industries, ethnic settlements and more. A detailed wildlife diorama is a must see. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 1-Oct. 31 at Michigan Street and Fourth Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. Free admission. 920-743-5809. map.co.door.wi.us/museum At the Historic Noble House, the oldest frame residence in Fish Creek, visitors can capture a glimpse of life at the turn of the century, including a country doctorâ€™s office. Tours daily noon to 4:30 p.m. mid-June to mid-October. Located at Highway 42 and Main Street (Adults $4, Children $2). Walking tours of Fish Creek offered at 4 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. Fridays June 24-Sept. 14 at the old waterfront Town Hall. (920) 868-2091. www.historicnoblehouse.org On Washington Island, explore natural and historical artifacts at the Jacobsen Museum. Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from May 28-Oct. 10 at Little Lake Road.
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Historic farm buildings and friendly animals bring the islandâ€™s agricultural history to life at the Washington Island Farm Museum. Connect todayâ€™s generation with old-fashioned farm fun with hands-on classes. Located on 3 acres on Jackson Harbor Road. Open daily May 28-Oct. 10. Corner of the Past and the Old Anderson House Museum, located at State Highway 57 and Fieldcrest Road, features late 1800â€™s furnishings, photographs, and artifacts of Sister Bay. Visit exhibits in the granary, machine shop, migrant workerâ€™s cabin, summer kitchen, sawmill, blacksmithâ€™s barn and more. Featuring Summer Saturday Heritage events and artisan programs. Open June & September 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays; and also 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays in July & August ($1). www.sisterbayhistory.org The Historic Village at Crossroads at The Crossroads at Big Creek features historic Door County buildings from 1880 to 1910 â€” a school, church, general store, blacksmithâ€™s workshop, fish house, heirloom garden and more. Free guided tours Sunday afternoons June-October. 2041 Michigan Street, east of State Highway 42-57, Sturgeon Bay. 920-746-5895. www.crossroadsatbigcreek.org/village.htm The Farm,4285 Hwy 57, Sturgeon Bay, is a living museum of rural America that delights all ages. Feed goats, pigs, cows and more, hike the grounds, and discover a bit of the past in the many historic buildings. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28-mid October. 920-743-6666. www. thefarmindoorcounty.com (Adults $8, Youth ages 4-12 $4, 3 and under free).
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keeperâ€™s quarters, and 88-ft. lighthouse tower ($10 adults, $7 youth). Again, separate rates are available. At the Maritime Museum at Gills Rock,step aboard the fishing tug Hope or â€œfireâ€? a lyle gun at an interactive exhibit.Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 28-mid October at the corner of Wisconsin Bay Road and Highway 42 (Adults $5, Youth $2). The Jackson Harbor Maritime Museum on Washington Island celebrates the local history of commercial fishing, the U.S. Coast Guard and area shipwrecks at this former fishing village. Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 28-October 10.
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25-26: HOLLY DAYS. Villagewide. Take a walk in the past with old time caroling, breakfast with Santa, horse drawn wagon rides, Christmas Tree lighting and more! 920-868-3717.
CAPTURE THE SPIRIT. Downtown Sister Bay. Tree lighting at Waterfront Park, St. Nick, music, art fair in the Village Hall. 920-854-2812.
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CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE OF EPHRAIM. Village-wide. Reindeer display. Childrenâ€™s activities and crafts in the Village Hall. Holiday open houses and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Harborside Park. 920-854-4989.
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3: HOLIDAY HOME TOUR. Countywide. 1:30-4 p.m. Tour five homes. Proceeds benefit Door CANcer. 920743-8492.
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BED & BREAKFAST WALK. Sturgeon Bay. Visit historic inns and B&Bs festively decorated for the holidays. Proceeds benefit United Way of Door County. 920-743-4200.
10: RIDGES NATUAL CHRISTMAS. Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor. 3-6 p.m. The log cabins at the Ridges Sanctuary are decorated with natural materials and open to visitors. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate, listen to live holiday music, and make simple nature crafts or a fresh wreath. Take a hike and check out the view of luminaries lighting the boardwalk between the Rangelights. Event is free, small charge to make a wreath. 920-839-2802.
JANUARY 2012 1: POLAR BEAR PLUNGE. Lakeside Park. The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club presents a refreshing dip in the icy waters of Lake Michigan on New Yearâ€™s Day! Noon sharp. 920-823-2288 or www.doorbell.net/pbc.
FROSTY FEST. Egg Harbor. New Yearâ€™s Day Parade, 1 p.m. One-mile Icy Fun Run. Snow sculptures.
14: WINTER HARBOR MADNESS. Egg Harbor. Ice fishing tournament, snowmobile poker run and Sno Ball Dance.
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Leathem Smith Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding and Dry Dock
south, you come around the curve to Madison Avenue and are
Company and Christy Corporation.
caught unaware of the vista that opens up before you. Beyond
And at no time was that more evident than during World War II. The
the buildings of the west side businesses, you see the ribbon
demand for ships was so great that the local shipyards were put into high
of water forming the bay that cuts the county in half, but itâ€™s the
gear to the point where a ship was being launched every five days. The
shipyard in the distance that grabs your attention. In the winter
city of Sturgeon Bay filled the demand for workers to build the ships. More
the yard with it giant vessels form an artificial skyline, but even in
than 7,000 workers were employed as builders at a time when the pre-war
the summer some of these huge ore carriers remain.
population of Sturgeon Bay was around 6,600.
Located midway in the length of Lake Michigan, and pro-
From 1968 to 1986, Bay Shipbuilding built 39 hulls, some of these
tected from the violence that can suddenly develop on the lake,
among the largest ships to traverse the Great Lakes. Among the largest
Sturgeon Bay is an ideal location to develop and build ships
were six 1,000-foot-long vessels, 105 feet wide (wider than the locks on
of all sizes. The history of shipbuilding is full of shipyards that
the St. Lawrence Seaway) that carried coal, taconite and other goods
thrived and yet passed into history. Today, Sturgeon Bay is the
between major ports on the Great Lakes.
home of Bay Shipbuilding, Inc. and Palmer Johnson Yachts, Inc.
Today, Bay Shipbuilding Co., recently purchased from the Manitowoc
Both of these companies have threads that lead back to early
Marine Corp. by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, has become an industry
leader in the construction of OPA-90 compliant vessels, dredges, and
Bay Shipbuildingâ€™s roots extend back into the 19th Century.
dredging support equipment such as scows, deck barges, and tugs, along
Its ultimate creation in 1970 was the culmination of what
with bulk cargo self-unloading solutions. At any time throughout the year
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SHIPBUILDING Bay Shipbuilding. PHOTO BY MIKE BRISSON.
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found under repair or refitting in the yards.
It is from 1910 that the seeds of what would
become Palmer Johnson Yachts, Inc. can be found. Hans Johnson and Herman Gmach built a variety of fishing tugs, sailing boats and small passenger vessels at the Sturgeon Bay Boat Works. In 1930, Sturgeon Bay Boat Works built the fishing tug Hope for Stanley Voight and Willie Johnson. Today, the tug is on display at the Door County Maritime Museum in Gills Rock. When Hans died in 1931, his son, Palmer, took over the company. In 1956, Sturgeon Bay Boat Works became Palmer Johnson Boats, Inc. when an ailing Palmer Johnson sold the shipyard to Milton Stern, R.A. Stern, Dr. Hubert
worldwide for its racing yachts, aluminum-hulled luxury yachts and sport fishing
Grota and Robert Tilden. The local ownership group
yachts as Haggertyâ€™s son-in-law Mike Kelsey teamed with Bill Parsons in taking
renamed it, setting in motion a series of events that would
the company to new heights. In 1998, Palmer Johnson built and delivered La
make Palmerâ€™s name known internationally.
Baronessa, a 195-foot aluminum luxury yacht which at the time was the largest
The new local owners expanded operations with several
yacht ever built in the United States since 1930, at a cost of about $35 million.
boats built before it was sold in 1961 to Pat Haggerty
Today the yard is owned by British businessman Timur Mohamed, but the name
of Texas Instruments fame. PJ would become known
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Stage is set for entertaining year Door Community Auditorium For two decades, the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek has brought top-notch national and international acts to the northern half of the Peninsula. Attached to Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek on Highway 42, the auditorium serves multiple purposes during the year. It is the home for Gibraltar School productions and community events. Each August, the longstanding and nationally-acclaimed Peninsula Music Festival presents its series in its hall. And throughout the year, national acts visit to present concerts and performances in its intimate, 750-seat setting. Only part of the 2011 season was booked before deadline, but even those include a mix of styles sure to please people of wildly different tastes: â—? Mason Jennings with special guest Elephant Revival, May 7. â—? â€œUnder the Streetlampâ€? â€“ An evening with the leading cast members of the Chicago production of â€œJersey Boys,â€? June 24 and 25 (Tentative). â—? 5 Milers in Concert (benefit for DOORCANcer, Inc. and the auditorium), July 23. â—? Ricky Lee Jones, July 29. â—? Daily & Vincent, Aug. 7. For a complete list of performances and ticket prices, call 920-868-2728 or visit online at www.dcauditorium.org.
Peninsula Music Festival The 59th season runs Aug. 2-20 at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. There are nine symphony concerts conducted on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Conductor Victor Yampolsky brings musicians from Americaâ€™s finest orchestras to the Door Community Auditorium
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each August for this annual event. The programs have been planned to include a variety of interesting music, some new and some familiar. Season highlights: From Broadway to Hollywood; Verdiâ€™s Requiem; cellist Wendy Warner; guitarist Jason Vieaux, & more. Tickets start at $30 ($10 students/children). For more information call 920-854-4060 or visit www. musicfestival.com.
Peninsula Players Since 1935, Peninsula Players â€œTheatre in a Gardenâ€? has provided audiences a chance to see a professional company of actors take on longtime favorites and new works. The 2011 season includes: â—? â€œMaking God Laugh,â€? by Sean Grennan, June 14-July 3. â—? â€œThe Importance of Being Earnest,â€? by Oscar Wilde, July 6-24. â—? â€œA Few Good Men,â€? by Aaron Sorkin, July 27-Aug. 14. â—? â€œThe Fox on the Fairway,â€? by Ken Ludwig, Aug. 17-Sept. 4. â—? â€œGod of Carnage,â€? by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, Sept. 7-Oct. 16. Peninsula Players performs Tuesdays through Sundays at its â€œTheater in a Garden,â€? off of Highway 42 on Peninsula Players Road midway between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. Tickets range from $29 to $36. For show times and more information, call 920-868-3287 or visit the website at www.peninsulaplayers.com.
American Folklore Theatre For decades, American Folklore Theatre has entertained audiences with original musicals and revues, all performed outdoors at Peninsula State Park. Three shows are on tap for summer 2011, including a world premiere â—? â€œBing! The Cherry Musicalâ€? by Paul Libman and Dave Hudson and a return of a couple AFT favorites, â—? â€œGuys and Does,â€? and â—? â€œLumberjacks in Love.â€? Shows run in repertory from mid-June through the end of August. Tickets are $5-$19, and $6 more for reserved seating. A park sticker is not needed to attend. For information, call (920) 854-6117 or visit www.folkloretheatre.com.
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Third Avenue Playhouse Located in downtown Sturgeon Bay, the Third Avenue Playhouse presents theatrical productions and concerts throughout the year. As of press time, this yearâ€™s summer schedule includes: â—? Steel Bridge Songfest Young Artists Showcase, June 11. â—? For Kids By Kids Theater Camp Production, July 7-10. â—? Tony Brown, July 16. â—? TAPWorks Production of â€œStepping Outâ€? by Richard Harris, Aug. 11-14 & 18-21. â—? The Sunshine House Players, Aug. 24. â—? Daddy D Productions, â€œBreak a Leg! The Music of Broadway,â€? Aug. 27. Call 920-746-1760 or visit online at www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com for current information.
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Midsummerâ€™s Music Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010, the Midsummerâ€™s Music Festival offers chamber music concerts in numerous Door County locations during the summertime. The ensemble, made up of top musicians, has long been a favorite for Door County audiences. The summer season opens June 10 and will feature several programs during the month-long festival. For a complete schedule and ticket information, call 920-854-7088 or visit online at www. midsummersmusic.com.
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Since the middle 1970s, the music school has offered summertime concerts in the Dutton Concert Barn, located on the schoolâ€™s campus, three miles east of Egg Harbor on County Highway E. The concerts feature performances by the schoolâ€™s talented youngsters and the top professional faculty. Three series are offered: Symphony (June 23-July 2), Percussion and Steel Band (July 7-16) and Big Band and Jazz (July 20-Aug. 13). There are also special concerts throughout the summer. Tickets are $6 to $29. For information and tickets, call 920-868-3763 or visit online at www.birchcreek.org.
Washington Island Music Festival Every year in August, Washington Island welcomes its Music Festival, a series of concerts which this year will be held Aug. 1-18 at a variety of locations. World-class musicians donate their talents to the Festival, spending two weeks living and performing on the Island and establishing strong ties to the community. For more information call 920-847-3434 or visit www.washingtonislandmusicfestival.com.
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Maritime history buffs and lighthouse enthusiasts have reason to celebrate in Door County. The peninsula, with its long history of maritime activity, is brimming with â€œmust seeâ€? stops. Best of all, these sights and stops are easier than ever to access, thanks to the Wisconsin Maritime Trails program. The on-line site, maritimetrails.org, takes visitors on a tour of Wisconsinâ€™s shorelines, with stops at historical sites along the way. The Door Peninsula--from Green Bay northward--is one region. Others include Wisconsinâ€™s Lake Superior region, and two separate regions in southeastern Wisconsin. Click on a region and youâ€™ll find a wealth of locations to visit, with in-depth information on each one. The trail isnâ€™t a traditional walking, hiking kind, but rather, a virtual tour. By taking the information from the site, visitors can create their own, custom tour of the peninsula, featuring a series of real-life stops along the shore, from shipwreck locations to Native American campsites to prehistoric shoreline formations and fossils. And, of course, lighthouses.
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In this day and age of Internet accessibility, the Maritime Trails site can be bookmarked on a mobile device and ready to go. But even if you arenâ€™t up-to-speed on technology, with a little planning, you can create your tour. And most stops have informational boards on site. Now, if itâ€™s lighthouses youâ€™re after, the site lists them all, and provides information on each one. Click on Eagle Bluff Lighthouse in Peninsula State Park, for instance. Thereâ€™s a photo, a description and a brief history. Youâ€™ll find out that it along with Cana Island Lighthouse near Baileys Harbor and Pottawatomie Light on Rock Island maintain public visiting hours in-season. There are 11 in all, nearly all still providing navigational aid to mariners. Each historic site includes a link to MapQuest for driving directions. (Although, be warned: We found driving directions were less than accurate on several locations. Best to stick with local sources and media like the Key to the Door Illustrated.) Some lighthouses are inaccessible to the public, like Pilot Island Lighthouse. But thanks to the Maritime Trails site, it is possible to view photos and learn how to get a little closer â€” close enough to see the relic. (The site indicates it is possible to see the lighthouse better while on a Washington Island Ferry crossing from Northport.) If you want to take the information with you, there are printable versions with information on each site. Probably the best reason to visit the Trails Internet site is to learn where the â€œsecretâ€? locations of Door County are -- the places only locals and long-time visitors know. And that may take you on a different path than merely lighthouses. There are, in fact, shoreline markers for several different things, like shipwrecks â€” some close enough and shallow enough, you can see their outlines and ribs jutting out from the surface. For scuba divers and snorkelers, mooring buoys are set on certain wrecks. As of this writing, the siteâ€™s access to mooring and dive information was not accessible. However, further information can be found at wisconsinshipwrecks.org, another site maintained by the State Historical Society and University of Wisconsin Sea Grant. Knowing the location of shipwrecks is a huge boon for the dive industry. Visitors unfamiliar with Door County waters now have opportunity to locate fabulous wrecks, even hard-to-find ones. But you donâ€™t have to get wet to enjoy most of what the Maritime Trails program has to offer. There are several museums from Sturgeon Bay to Gills Rock and beyond, to the islands. The Trails site (along with another story in this issue) provides a description for each. Besides using Maritime Trails as a resource for planning a vacation tour around the peninsula, the site is wonderful for research. If you happen to know the name of a ship that wrecked in Wisconsin waters, even those not included on the Maritime Trails, and want to know more about its history, itâ€™s an easy matter of submitting the shipâ€™s name (in the â€œresearchâ€? area of the site.) That feature, no doubt, is for the hardcore maritime history enthusiasts. The rest is simply fun to â€œsurf.â€? There are so many photos, field notes and historical stories, you could find yourself virtually immersed in the Maritime Trail. But remember: As fun as that may be, nothing beats visiting the real deal in Door County.
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Nearly everyone who visits Door County is impacted one way or another by its stunning collection of state parks. Maybe it was climbing the observation towers at either Peninsula or Potawatomi parks, hiking a trail at wilderness Newport, walking the beach at Whitefish Dunes or being captivated by the boathouse as your ferry approaches Rock Island. But if youâ€™re visiting Door County and think you havenâ€™t been impacted by a county-owned park youâ€™re probably mistaken. Visitors rarely miss either Cave Point or Cana Island. Each is a county park, but the designation is rarely affixed to those iconic attractions. Cave Point, with its limestone bluffs and pounding surf, has been the jewel of the park system for years. A little further north up the Lake Michigan shore, Cana Island was just recently added to the park ledger after years of federal ownership. Its lighthouse and tower symbolize the countyâ€™s maritime heritage. Massachusetts-born landscape architect John Nolenâ€™s recommendation for the formation of a state park system in Wisconsin was favorably received and formally implemented in 1909. Peninsula State Park (920-868-3258), an expanse of 3,776 acres, was established the same year. Door County would never be the same. While Peninsula is not only the countyâ€™s most heavily used park, it is one of the stateâ€™s most popular publicly-owned destinations. Peninsulaâ€™s primary appeal remains its stunning overlooks of the sparkling waters of Green Bay. It continues to be one of Wisconsinâ€™s top camping destinations with 472 campsites. There youâ€™ll also find popular Nicolet Beach, boat launches, a golf course, 20 miles of hiking and biking trailsâ€”including a rough-terrain mountain bike path â€” plus an extensive road system. It also is summer home to American Folklore Theatreâ€™s stunning outdoor theater. Peninsula is located off Highway 42 between Ephraim and Fish Creek, Potawatomi State Park (920-746-2890) has its entrance on Park Road off Highway 42-57 south of Sturgeon Bay. It is a jewel of the Sturgeon Bay shoreline in Sawyer Harbor. The half-mile long Ancient Shores nature trail is a feature of the 17 miles of trails that wind through this 1,225-acre site. There is a boat ramp because this is a popular park among fishermen. Campers, too, find peaceful retreat in the 123 campsites the park provides. Rock Island State Park (920-847-2235) is the northernmost park in Door County. Day-trippers enjoy a magnificent beach, miles of inland and shore side hiking trails and there are 40 sites reserved for tent campers. Biking is not allowed on the island. A magnificent boathouse and the countyâ€™s oldest lighthouse are its primary structures. Outside of private boating, access to the island is via the ferry Karfi from Washington Island. On the mainland, a southbound traveler next can visit Newport State Park (920-854-2500) at the end of County Road NP, north of Ellison Bay. Newportâ€™s 2,373 acres are devoted to a wilderness credo, so thereâ€™s only one mile of road for motor vehicles. The road terminates in a sand beach and picnic area from which radiate more than 30 miles of hiking trails, including some 15 miles of unpaved trails suitable for off-road bikes. There are no overnight spaces for RVs, but hardy backpackers enjoy 16 remote campsites, many on the shore of Lake Michigan. Whitefish Dunes State Park (920-823-2400) is off County Road WD from Highway 57 south of Jacksonport. The towering sand dunes of this 863-acre park form the backdrop of one of the best-loved beaches in Door County. Naturalist programs for every age level, along with exhibits on ancient cultures, are features of the well-equipped nature center. A two-mile self-guided nature trail highlights the trees and plants native to this part of Wisconsin. Behind the ancient dunes are more than 13 miles of hiking trails to explore. This a day-use park only, meaning there is no camping. Besides Cana and Cave Point, there are 17 other county parks which offer an eclectic mix representing historical footnotes, misnomers, family beaches, boat launches and unspoiled habitat.
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In Southern Door County, Sugar Creek Park is a wonderful piece of classic Door County property that sets the tone for the quiet, out-of-way nature of the county park system. Not far away, Robert LaSalle Park on County Highway U commemorates the landing spot of the French explorer although its accuracy has been questioned. Regardless of its historical significance, itâ€™s a great place to discover a stunning Lake Michigan sunrise. The first Door County park was hardly influenced by the countyâ€™s stunning beauty. Tornado Park memorializes a small southern Door County village that was wiped out by the horrific firestorm of 1871. Located just off Highway 57, the quiet wayside marks the well site where residents of Williamsonville tried to escape the flames. The wildfire was the same one that ravaged Peshtigo on the other side of Green Bay on the same day of the famed Chicago fire. One other wayside, Meridian Park near Jacksonport, marks the 45th parallel (midway between the equator and the North Pole). Unfortunately, meridian is a term that refers to longitude rather than latitude. Further north, Ellison Bluff Park is another lesser known favorite just off Highway 42 south of Ellison Bay. But it features one of the most scenic overlooks on the Peninsula. Door Bluff Headlands occupies the northernmost real estate on the Door Peninsula. The park is an undeveloped natural area of woods and cliffs on Green Bay, west of Gills Rock, with natural trails, but no facilities. The narrow Peninsula offers one the opportunity to dip a foot into Lake Michigan at The Ridges beach in Baileys Harbor and then hop in the car for a short drive to Frank Murphy Park off County Highway G in Egg Harbor for a swim in Green Bay. The remains of excavated quarry provide a stunning backdrop and reminder of the mining and loading port that operated around the new Old Stone Quarry Park on County Highway B north of Sturgeon Bay there. Today, recreational boats load and off-load. Itâ€™s one of a number of launching facilities the parks department operates. The county provides other launch facilities, ideal picnic spots and beaches from Forestville to Washington Island. For a map and complete listing of the parks can be found at http://map. co.door.wi.us/parks/Park-Locations.htm
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The Link Gallery, which literally links Gibraltar Schools with the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek, was created to accommodate exhibits that promote understanding and explore ideas in the humanities, the creative arts, history and the sciences. Exhibitions: May 2-31: Gibraltar Elementary School Art Exhibit. June 1-July 31: “Celebrating 20 Years with the Door Community Auditorium,” a photography retrospective. Aug. 1-Sept. 28: Gibraltar Historical Association Presents “Love of the Land — Historical Photographs by Ferdinand Hotz,” depicting Door County towns and landscapes in the early 1900s. Sept. 29-Oct. 15: “American Folklore Theatre Celebrates The Spitfire Grill,” highlighting the legacy of Fred Alley & The Spitfire Grill. Mid-October to mid-November: Lions Club Peace Poster Contest with Gibraltar Middle School, with dates TBD. In the last 20 years, more than 4 million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in this international contest. Call or visit the website for updates.
Three years ago, the acclaimed Birch Creek Music Performance Center opened this free public gallery on its property three miles east of Egg Harbor on County Highway E. The first year, the gallery showcased “Birch Creek Through Lens and Brush,” an exploration of the music center as a source of inspiration for visual artists. The next year, “Birch Creek Associates — Celebrating 20 Years” featured photography that documented the work and successes of Birch Creek’s volunteer corps.
The Miller Art Museum, given to Door County by Ruth and Gerhard Miller in 1975, is located within the Door County Main Library in Sturgeon Bay. It features changing exhibitions as well as works from the permanent collection, including the late Gerhard Miller’s watercolor and egg tempera paintings. Exhibitions: April 23-May 31: “37th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art,” with an opening reception at 7-8:30 p.m. on April 25. Incorporates work in all media by students from Door County’s five high schools. June 4-July 19: “Wildlife Biennial XV,” with an opening reception at 5-6:30 p.m. on June 4. The exhibit features Wisconsin’s finest wildlife artists working in multiple media. July 23- Sept. 13: “Centennial Photographer Christopher Winters,” with an opening reception and museum talk at 5-6:30 p.m. on July 23. Aug. 5-20: Art Sale Fundraiser featuring unique donated items, including art, jewelry, house wares, books, ceramics, glass and more. Donations must be received Aug. 1-4. Sept. 8: Museum talk by photographer Christopher Winters, 10:30 a.m. Sept. 17-Nov. 8: “36th Juried Annual,” with an opening reception at 5-6:30 p.m. on Sept. 17. The exhibit comprises two-dimensional work by artists from Door, Brown, Manitowoc, Kewaunee and Oconto counties. Oct. 13: Critique of 36th Juried Annual by artist and educator Craig Blietz, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12-Dec. 28: “Deck the Halls with Art,” with an opening reception at 3-4:30 on November 12. Also incorporates the “Holiday Boutique” museum fundraiser.
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In the last four decades, Door County’s hospital has amassed an impressive collection of artwork. In fact, it’s one of the largest such collections on the peninsula, showcasing a valuable cross-section of Door County’s art history. In the past, MDCMC exhibited rotating selections from its collection in a space known as the Corner Gallery. Moving forward, however, it will display featured artwork near the elevators to provide easy access to the general public, and the pieces will be hung as if in a professional gallery setting. At press time, MDCMC had not yet installed the apparatus required to hang the artwork. Gerald Worrick, president and CEO, said he anticipates resuming rotating shows next year. In the meantime, the public is welcome to view the artwork that permanently decorates its public spaces, particularly in the new $20.5 million addition.
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The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, located in Sister Bay, has a public art gallery with monthly art exhibitions featuring the work of local artists in all media. The gallery also has an impressive permanent collection that includes the work of Angela Lensch and Louis Smolak. It’s open from May to October. At press time, three exhibitions had been scheduled for the 2011 season. Please call or visit the website for updates regarding the July, August and September exhibitions. Exhibitions: May 1-30: Paintings by Andrea Jauquet and Nancy Sargent. June 2-29: Karon Winzenz, mixed media. October: Kewaunee Art Academy students.
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The Hardy is located at the Anderson Dock, a national historic landmark that celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008. The art center, now in its 49th season, offers art exhibitions, special events and educational outreach programs. It’s open from May until October. Exhibitions: May 15-19: “Wall-to-Wall” Salon Exhibition, with a kick-off party scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on May 14. Incorporates all artwork submitted for the 49th Annual Juried Exhibition and includes popular “People’s Choice Awards.” May 28-July 10: 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, with an opening reception at 5:30-7 p.m. on May 27. The exhibit features the work of local, regional and national artists representing a variety of media. July 16- August 28: Collection Invitational Exhibition and Collector’s Choice Benefit, with an opening reception at 5:30-7 p.m. on July 15. A presentation of art by professional regional artists. July 16-August 28: The 4th Annual Community Mosaic Project, with an opening reception at 5:30-7 p.m. on July 15. This show incorporates 300 6” x 6” canvases crafted by community members of all skill levels and ages. September 3-October 11: A final exhibition will take place at the Hardy this fall, with an opening reception scheduled for 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 2. Call or visit the website for updates.
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This year, Birch Creek is continuing a special show it opened in May 2010: “Celebrating 35 Years.” This exhibition incorporates photographs that chronicle the organization’s colorful history and shine a spotlight on its faculty, students and visiting notables such as Woody Herman and Libby Larsen. While visiting, peruse the back hallways of the Birch Creek barn, which feature photographs that illustrate the ongoing history of Birch Creek. And don’t miss the artwork that adorns the new rehearsal center. This includes original oil paintings, ink drawings, fabric work, posters and photographs.
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The Door Peninsula has long been known as a haven for working artists — and for viewing art in its many forms. What many people may not realize, however, is that not all of the art venues here are traditional galleries and art studios. Door County also is home to seven distinctive public art galleries, expertly designed and curated facilities that provide a world-class experience for visitors and collectors alike. During the 2011 season, these galleries are showcasing a broad range of exhibitions, some in collaboration with other acclaimed peninsula organizations. Many also are featuring a series of special events, from gallery talks and receptions to signature fundraisers and the 2011 Door County Plein Air Festival. So mark your calendars, keep an eye out for schedule updates, and get ready for an unparalleled artistic journey in one of North America’s top vacation destinations. It’s going to be an exciting summer.
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For more information, contact the Francis Hardy Center for the Arts at (920) 854-2210 or www.thehardy.org; the Guenzel Gallery at (920) 868-3455 or www.peninsulaartschool.com/ Guenzel_Gallery.html; the Link Gallery at (920) 868-2728 or www.dcauditorium.org/pages/thelinkgallery.asp; the Miller Art Museum at (920) 746-0707 or www.millerartmuseum.org; Ministry Door County Medical Center at (920) 743-5566; and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County at (920) 854-7559 or www.uufdc.org
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Wisconsin is hoping to hook more anglers with its first-ever daily fishing license this summer. For sure, fishing solo can be a soul-soothing adventure, but fishing with a friend doubles the fun. The idea is for experienced anglers to invite someone on an outing. At $8 for residents or $10 for non-residents, it won’t break the bank. If the rookie likes it and wants more action, he’ll be able to deduct the amount already paid when upgrading to an annual license. Although the new license does not include fishing privileges for salmon or trout, it does allow the purchaser to fish for any other legal hook-and-line species that swims Kewaunee and Door County waters. The list of potential targets is long. Among the most popular on inland lakes and Green Bay waters are bass, bluegill, crappie, musky, northern pike, walleye and yellow perch. As always, young anglers age 15 and under — resident and non-resident alike — fish for free in Wisconsin, with no license or trout and salmon stamps needed. There’s also a Free Fishing Weekend for those who want to give it a try at no cost. This year’s dates are June 4-5. If you’re already a seasoned angler and want the excitement of knowing that the next strike could be a “money” fish, there are a variety of tournaments taking place. From small club events to the Midwest’s largest smallmouth fishing contest — the Sturgeon Bay Open May 13-15 (sbobt.org) — the Peninsula’s bayside waters attract hundreds of bass fishing fanatics, and for good reason: three-pound-plus smallies are common, five-pounders aren’t rare and monster bass larger than seven pounds have been weighed in tourneys the past two years. On the lakeside, there’s the Kewaunee Trout Fest Offshore Challenge July 16 (kewaunee.org), Kewaunee/Door County Salmon Tournament July 23-31 (kdsalmon.com) and Sturgeon Bay Offshore Challenge Aug. 19-21 (sturgeonbayoffshorechallenge.com). There’s also the Great Lakes Classic the third week of June and the Shanty Days Full Moon Fishing Contest Aug. 10-14, both at Algoma (email@example.com). Kewaunee County’s rich mix of agricultural, indoor and outdoor recreation and of course, fishing hot spots — Algoma and Kewaunee on the lake side and Dyckesville on Green Bay — attracts a diverse mix of visitors. From art galleries to antique shops and boutiques to wineries, there’s something for everyone. Fish markets, cheese factories and coffee houses lure many motorists along the roads less travelled south of Sturgeon Bay. There’s access to the Ahnapee State Trail, a century-old winery, thousands of feet of sandy shorelines and a half-mile, handicapped-accessible boardwalk made of recycled plastic at Algoma. Kewaunee has a lakeside park for beachcombers, a modern winery southwest of the city and an impressive salmon and trout egg-taking facility, small zoo and ATV and mountain bike course west of the city. The two ports combine for more than 50 charter boats and some of the best fishing on the Great Lakes, including state-leading Chinook salmon and rainbow trout catches. There are dozens of special events scheduled, including the Main Street Car Show May 21, Doll & Teddy Bear Show and Sale June 25 and Shanty Days Festival Aug. 12-14, all in Algoma; the Rio Creek Fly-In July 2 in Rio Creek; Trout Festival July 15-17 in Kewaunee; and Kewaunee County Fair in Luxemburg July 21-24. Kele Alpacas Day on the Farm Sept. 3 southwest of Kewaunee offers a chance to learn about alpacas, including spinning and weaving demonstrations; the Wet Whistle Wine Fest in Algoma Sept. 16-17 includes grape stomping competitions; and Ag Heritage Days Sept. 25-26 in Luxemburg features antique farm equipment, tractor and horse pulls and more.
For more information and a list of other events, call (920) 487-2041 or 388-4822, or go online at www.algoma.org or www.kewaunee.org.
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the sandy shore of scenic Whitefish Bay, two miles from Whitefish Dunes and close to Cave Point. Spacious condominium rentals with modern amenities and gracious hospitality. Top-notch entrees and a rotating list of delicious specialties at Donny’s. Open year-round. (920) 746-3900 or (866) GLIDDEN. www.gliddenlodge.com.
HOT TAMALES RESTAURANT. 26 E. Oak St., Sturgeon Bay (west side). Open 7am 8:30pm Great American and Mexican breakfasts. Authentic Mexican-American entrées, plus soups, salads and sandwiches. (920) 746-0600. Closed Mondays.
JJ’S LA PUERTA RESTAURANT.
10961 N. Bay Shore Drive, North Sister Bay, next to the Waterfront Restaurant. JJ’s famous upbeat, casual atmosphere, Mexican/American food, awesome burgers and renowned margaritas have made it a favorite Door County landmark. If coming by boat, pull up to our dock any time or enjoy the sunset before retreating to dinner. (920) 854-4513.
SCANDINAVIAN LODGE. 10506 Highway 57, Sister Bay. Your home away from home! Romantic studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom condos with gas fireplace, kitchen, Jacuzzi double whirlpool, cable TV and DVD/VCR. Indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, children’s pool, fitness and game room. Free wireless internet, playground, tennis, basketball, ping pong, bike rentals, & storage. Close to shopping, dining, and the beach. (888) 64-LODGE, (920) 854-7123. www.scandinavianlodge.com. WATERFRONT RESTAURANT.
10947 N. Bay Shore Drive, North Sister Bay, overlooking the beautiful Green Bay shoreline. Waterfront’s relaxing atmosphere and decor, paired with its exciting land and seafood cuisine, make it one of Door County’s premier dining and cocktail locations. Menu changed seasonally. Full bar, extensive wine and martini list. Outside patio. Reservations recommended. (920) 854-5491. www.jjswaterfront.com.
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PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL Box Office: 3045 Cedar St., Ephraim. Concerts: Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek. With Conductor Victor Yampolsky, this professional symphony orchestra will present nine concerts in three weeks August 2-20, 2011. World class orchestra, world class musicians, world class guest artists! Tickets start at $30, children and students just $10 (920) 854-4060. www.musicfestival.com.
5100 Bay Shore Dr., Sturgeon Bay. Relax and enjoy yourself in one of our eight waterfront suites. In-room fireplace, double whirlpool, private bath. Old World charm and hospitality await you. Plus nightly bonfires, private pier, swimming, boating, and fishing. Full breakfast served to your room. Great sunsets. Smoke-free. Open in the winter. (920) 743-3789. Visit our Web site: www.Littleharborinn.com.
JJ’S LA PUERTA RESTAURANT. 6301 Hwy. 57, Jacksonport. Now enjoy JJ’s on the lakeside too. JJ’s famous upbeat, casual atmosphere, Mexican/American food, awesome burgers and renowned margaritas have made it a favorite Door County landmark. (920) 823-2700
EGG HARBOR LANDMARK RESORT.
4929 Landmark Drive, Egg Harbor. Your best value in lodging. All suites with a fully-equipped kitchen, living room and dining room. Free Internet access, heated swimming pools, whirlpools, steam rooms. Outstanding view of Green Bay and casual fine dining. A visit to the Landmark is sure to please all of your senses. (920) 868-3205. www.thelandmarkresort.com.
BAILEYS HARBOR YACHT CLUB RESORT. 8151 Ridges Road. One- and two-bedroom suites with scenic views, fireplaces, kitchens, wireless Internet, whirlpools, loft bedrooms and balconies. Staterooms feature sitting area, kitchenettes, patios and lake views. Indoor and outdoor heated pools, whirlpool, saunas, fitness room, playground, and bike rentals. Seasonal packages and rates. (920) 839-2336. www.bhycr.com. THE RUSHES. 3014 Rushes Rd. Located on the shore of Kangaroo Lake on the Quiet Side. The Rushes offers 48 condo units with 1400 square feet of luxury. All units include high speed Internet access and complimentary amenities. Indoor pool, whirlpool, steam room, bikes, boats, skis, snowshoes, exercise room and game room. For reservations, please call (888) 839-2730. www.therushes.com.
THE ENGLISH INN. 3713 Hwy. 42, between Fish Creek and Ephraim. Enjoy Old World charm in
our fireside lounge and dining room. Choose from over 60 entrees for dinner, a wine list of 200 varieties, plus a full bar. Computerized wine pairing available with your dinner. Open 5pm daily, May-December; weekends January-April. (920) 868-3076. View our full menu at: www.TheEnglishInn.com.
Gibraltar Grill. 3993 Main St. (Hwy. 42), Fish Creek, WI 54212. (920) 868-4745 • www. gibraltargrill.com. Fish Creek’s unique setting for outdoor dining and entertainment. Casual family dining featuring specialty sandwiches and entrees of steak, grilled salmon, pan-fried walleye, and pasta creations. Enjoy lunch and dinner on the expansive porch with stone fireplace and the beautifully landscaped outdoor patio. Beer and wine. Children’s menu and carryout available. Dog-friendly outdoor patio. Open mid-May through October.
ARTISTS GUILD. Located at 117 N Third Ave, Sturgeon Bay, Door County’s Winsor & Newton
Premier Art Centre, featuring a comprehensive selection of art supplies and staffed by Certified Art Material Professionals. Artists Guild also carries art related gifts and is Door County’s center for all your framing needs. (920) 743-9900.
AMO GALLERY & FRAMERY. 40 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay. A Door County native, Audrey
Off creates unique images of her favorite sights. Expert custom framing, with over 30 years experience. Originals and reproductions by Charles Peterson, Kari Anderson, R.D.Bentley, Sandra Peterson, Faith Frykman and others. Open year-round. (920) 743-2259. Fax: (920) 746-8719. www.doorcountyart.com. >> CONTINUED ON PAGE 39
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GREENWOOD SUPPER CLUB.
County A at County F, two miles east of Fish Creek. Bar opens 4pm. Dining room opens 5pm, Serving nightly June-October (weekends only mid-June). Full menu, lighter fare menu, ala carte sandwiches, plus nightly specials with the finest in seafood and steaks. Fresh Door County broiled whitefish and king- and queen-cut prime rib. Large cocktail bar. Sorry, we do not accept reservations.
Overlooking Eagle Harbor on Highway 42 in Ephraim. Relax yearround at one of Door County’s most historic waterfront resorts. Dramatic renovations have blended the Edgewater’s rich heritage with luxurious amenities. Classic suites feature whirlpools, fireplaces, kitchens, living rooms and harbor-view verandas. Private pier and shoreline, outdoor pool and hot tub, sauna, exercise room, seasonal restaurant. Nonsmoking environment. 10040 Water St.• PO Box 143 • Ephraim. www.edgewaterresort.com.
SECOND STORY RESTAURANT. Highway 42 at the Ephraim Shores Motel, Ephraim. Breakfast includes homemade bakery, omelets, eggs Benedict and Belgian waffles. Lunch includes burgers, Mexican salads, seafood salad, homemade soups and sandwich specials. Dinner features steaks, whitefish, chicken Marsala, daily specials, salad bar and more. Panoramic view of Eagle Harbor. Also children’s menu. Open daily mid-May through October. (920) 854-2371. WATERBURY INN.
10321 Water St. (Highway 42), PO Box 149, Ephraim. Voted one of Door County’s best night stays in 2006. The Waterbury Inn offers you a home away from home. With affordable family lodging, our one- and two-bedroom suites offer you a fully equipped kitchen, cable and free wireless Internet. Our inn amenities include indoor/outdoor pool and spa, fitness room, BBQ areas and a children’s playground. (920) 854-2821 (800) 720-1624. www.waterburyinn.com.
Smallmouth Bass Oshkosh jewelry designer Paul Spanbauer has created a series of trophy fish rings for the angler. Each ring is heavy, hand-made & cast in 14K Gold or Sterling Silver and contains a natural diamond or ruby for the eye. The inside may be engraved with the fish’s weight, length and date of catch.
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724 Jefferson St., Sturgeon Bay. A tantalizing mixture of accessories for your home or home away from home. Delightful wall adornments, lamps, silk flora, accent furniture, candleholders and unique vessels â€” all with a truly unique flair. We invite you to come in, browse and lose yourself. Experience a bit of Bliss, a definite not to be missed Door County shopping experience. (920) 743-6722
714 Jefferson St., Sturgeon Bay. â€œEverything for the Kitchenâ€? Whether a chef or casual entertainer, this adorable specialty kitchen shop is easy to fall in love with! Cornucopia lines include top brands such as: Le Creuset, All-Clad, Henckels, Mariposa, Tin Woodsman pewter, and Pep-Art and Peugeot Pepper Mills. Practical, frivolous or just plain fun, we offer an extensive variety of gadgets, cookbooks, barware , bakeware, and collectables. Our dedication to customer service and strong commitment to quality is sure to bring you back. Weâ€™ve surrounded ourselves with what we love and know youâ€™ll love it too. We strive to exceed your expectations. Bridal registry available, appointments encouraged. (920) 743-0231.
Dancing Bear. 13 N 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. 920-746-5223.The fanciful image of dancing bears hints at the whimsy of our toy store. Carefully chosen selection of toys, childrenâ€™s books, baby gifts, dolls, puzzles, games, science kits, stuffed animals - Playmobil, Thomas Wooden Railway, North American Bear, Gund, Steiff, Trudi, Manhattan Toy, Sevi, Melissa & Doug, Green Toy, Crazy Bands, Japanese Erasers, Madame Alexander dolls. Our eclectic store also features little luxuries for grown-ups like M.A. Hadley Pottery, local jewelry, and locally made organic bath & body lines.
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