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A 1950s Chris Craft Holiday boat in the harbor in Sister Bay. Photo by Kathy Stoffel.

Annual Visitors’ Guide Turns 60 Kathy Stoffel: Cover Photo Contest Winner Profile 8 Calendar of Events 18 Fish Boil: A Door County Tradition 21 Visitor Information 22 Public Galleries 25 Arts 30 Peninsula Players Enter 79th Season 31 Performing Arts 33 Lodging 38 Restoring a 1950s Classic Watercraft 42 Where Treasure Awaits: The Road Less Traveled 44 Recreation & Attractions 49 The Hans Hanson House 50 Historical Attractions 52 Health & Wellness 54 Door County Shipwrecks 56 Restaurants 62 Restoration Projects Keep the Light Alive 63 Lighthouses of Door County 64 Shopping 68 Door County Cherries: A Bit of France on the Peninsula 80 Beach Days! Keeping Beaches Clean, Safe and Open 81 State Parks 82 County Parks 83 Business & Services 84 Maps of Door County 90 Door County Menu Guide 118 Index of Advertisers

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to the door ublisher: P Scott Johnson General Manager: Scott Schmeltzer Magazine Editor: Heidi Hodges ales & Editorial Assistant: S Ruth Johnson Graphic Designer: Kristy Gnadt Contributing Writers: Heidi Hodges Ruth Johnson Ed Huyck Pamela Parks Barb Axleson Kathy Steebs YOUR KEY TO THE DOOR is a magazine published by Gannett Wisconsin Media. Contents of the magazine are owned by Gannett Wisconsin. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior consent of Gannett Wisconsin.


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Annual visitors’ guide

turns 60 this summer You have in your hands a Door County tradition ‒ and 2014 is a special year for this annual visitors’ guide. The summer of 2014 marks the 60th anniversary of Your Key to the Door magazine. Its history is really the history of two separate magazines: The Key to the Door, the brainchild of Ed and Delores Allen, founders of the local radio station WDOR; and Door Illustrated, founded by Chan Harris of the Door County Advocate around about 10 years later. Both magazines were dedicated to promoting tourism, which was still a fledgling industry in the mid-50s and early 60s. In a 2004 interview commemorating the Key’s 50th anniversary, Ed Allen described how he lit upon the idea for the magazine’s name. Originally titled Where to go...What to see, he wondered if a different name would help boost ad sales. One day, while on vacation on the Gulf Coast, Ed had an epiphany. He turned to his wife and blurted out “Key to the Door Peninsula!” It was, indeed, the perfect name, he said in the interview. The magazine flourished, growing alongside the younger Door Illustrated for more than 25 years. Then, in 1992, the Allens sold their magazine to Frank Wood, then publisher of Door Illustrated and the Door County Advocate. The magazines merged into what became known as The Key to the Door...Illustrated (and in recent years, known as Your Key to the Door.) Both then and now, the magazine has been dedicated to providing solid information for visitors to Door County, as well as a high-quality outlet for businesses to showcase their shops and ventures. With stories on everything from parks to produce, golf courses to lighthouses and everything in between, the goal continues to be to provide readers with a comprehensive look at the peninsula, while presenting it in an easy-to-read and entertaining fashion. We hope you enjoy this special issue and all that Door County has to offer. l 4 | Your Key to the Door | 2014


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Cover photo contest winner:

Door County is such a beautiful place Kathy Stoffel’s winning photo taken during vacation filled with highlights By Ruth Johnson

A beautiful Sister Bay sky contrasting with the wonderful brown tones of a wooden boat prompted Kathy Stoffel to take the photo that graces this year’s cover. Stoffel, a frequent visitor to the peninsula, first discovered Door County with her mom and grandmother in 1991 when she was still in college. She remembers standing on a rocky coastline looking out at the lake and thinking it was such a beautiful place. Today, she and her husband live in Sandwich, Ill., and are frequent vacationers to the peninsula, even sailing here several times from Winthrop Harbor. They love the passage through Sturgeon Bay, the marinas and harbor towns along the bay side of the Door Peninsula. Once on terra firma, they love the county’s golf courses, especially those with views over the water. “During our last visit, we had several opportunities to golf and visit with friends,” said Stoffel. “The highlight was playing one of our best rounds at Peninsula Golf Course. We were able to get some excellent Christmas shopping done in Fish Creek. We had an amazing bike ride through Peninsula State Park and a beautiful sail back down to Sturgeon Bay.” Their must-see and to-do list when visiting Door County includes all those activities, plus dinner at Trio or Mr. Helsinki’s, lingonberries at Al Johnson’s and enjoying a sunset from Egg Harbor. Capturing the memories of each visit is also very important to Stoffel. “I love photography, I always 6 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

have,” said Stoffel. “If I see a scene that makes me pause, I want to photograph it. It makes me happy and helps me document wonderful trips and experiences.” The cover contest was the brainchild of Door Publishing’s administrative assistant Ruth Johnson, who made the suggestion at a regular staff meeting. Turning the Key’s cover over to the people, visitors and residents alike, who love Door County was instantly embraced. But making the final selection was no easy task, with dozens of entries. In the end, it was narrowed down to a handful. The final selection was chosen not only because it perfectly fit the cover’s format, but also for its use of contrasting color and composition. The subject matter—a unique Chris Craft—was also a large part of the image’s appeal (see separate story on p. 38.) “In the end, it was strong a visceral reaction to the image,” said editor Heidi Hodges. “There were so many great choices, but this one jumped out. We’re very happy to have this photo on the cover.” Because of the contest’s popularity, it is being conducted again for next year’s Your Key to the Door 2015. Contest rules and information is available in this issue. l


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You hold the Key to the Door with your photos of the beautiful Door Peninsula!

Contest dates:

May 24 – October 31 Please submit photos online at: www.doorcounty advocate.com/photocontest Photo submissions must be original high resolution 300 DPI digital .jpg files (no scans)

Contest prize package: • A two-night stay at the Landmark Resort & Conference Center • $100 Door County Visitor Bureau gift certificate • 1 year subscription to Door County Magazine • Plaque with the 2015-16 winning cover

For contest rules go to:

www.doorcountyadvocate.com/photocontest

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Photo by Tina Gohr

Calendar calendar of events 2014

This calendar was compiled with information gathered through the Door County Visitor Bureau, the Algoma Area Chamber of Commerce, and Door County Publishing. All dates, locations & times are subject to change.

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MAY 3: DOOR COUNTY HALF MARATHON & NICOLET BAY 5K. Peninsula State Park in Door County. A run in beautiful Peninsula State Park on a closed road course. Post race festivities at Nicolet Bay before moving to Sister Bay for the evening celebration. 920-421-1518. www. doorcountyhalfmarathon.com

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3: SHIPYARD TOURS. Three Shipyards in Sturgeon Bay. Tour and view current projects at three shipyards. Tickets available at the gates on the day of the event. 920-746-8460. 10: BLOSSOM RUN. Egg Harbor Boat launch Park in Egg Harbor. 8:30 a.m. Low key, fun, family oriented event. 5 mile run, 2 mile walk/run and 1 mile youth fun run. Door prizes. Registration forms available online in March. 920-7434949. www.doorcountyymca.org 10: ROOFING OF THE GOATS PARADE. Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant in Sister Bay. 10:30 a.m. All goats are invited to participate. Goat costumes, Viking hats and other creative endeavors are encouraged. Parade will finish with the first roofing of the goats of the season. 920-854-2812. 15-18: GIRLFRIENDS GREAT EGGSCAPE. Village-wide in Egg Harbor. A getaway weekend of fun activities with a trolley tour, workshops, cooking classes, art & wine crawl, shopping and more. 920-868-3717. www.eggharbordoorcounty.org 16-18: DOOR COUNTY WINE TRAIL WEEKEND. Door County Wineries. Indulge in a fun-filled weekend at all seven local wineries including orchard and vineyard tours, cheese and chocolate pairings, live music, private tastings and more. www.doorcountywinetrail.com 17: SCOTTIE DOG RALLY. Downtown Baileys Harbor. 11:30 a.m. Parade. Nearly 200 Scottish Terriers come together and strut their scottitude. Complete with kilts and bagpipers. 920-493-5878. www.doorcountyscottierally.com 17: SPRING FLING. Baileys Harbor Town Hall Lawn. 9am-4pm. Celebrate with a spring Arts and Crafts fair on the front lawn of the Town Hall. 920-8392366. www.baileysharbor.com 17: VILLAGE WIDE RUMMAGE SALE. Sister Bay in Sister Bay. Communitywide and individual sales throughout the village with guide map and coupons for restaurant specials. 920-854-4118.

17: FAMILY ART DAY. Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. 9 a.m.-noon. Free for families with children ages 3 to 17. Drop in any time for art-making fun that correlates with the current exhibition’s theme in the School’s Guenzel Gallery. 920-868-3455. www.PeninsulaSchoolofArt.com 17-18: SHEPHERD’S MARKET. Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Annual Fiber and Art-to-Wear Sale! Fleeces, yarns, unique knit, woven and felted products, equipment, baskets, and other fiber related accessories from local artists. 920-743-1560. www.dcshepherdsmarket.com 17-18: ELLISON BAY ARTS SPRING ART CRAWL. The theme is gardens and gardening. Demonstration, studio tours, guest artists. 920854-4839. www.ellisonbayarts.com 24: 52nd SEASON KICK-OFF WALL-TO-WALL SALON PARTY. The not-to-be missed kick-off event of the 2014 season! Join us Saturday May 24, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Hardy Gallery on Anderson Dock in Ephraim as we celebrate the launch of a new season with the annual Wall-to-Wall Salon. Guests will get a sneak peak at all submissions for the 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition. 22-24: DOOR COUNTY FESTIVAL OF NATURE. Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor. Guided field trips to some of the county’s most unique and beautiful natural areas, many not generally open to the public. Pre-registration for field trips required. Keynote presentation open to the public, May 24th at 7 p.m. 920-839-2802. www. ridgessanctuary.org 24-25: MAIFEST. Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. Art fair, fun run, great food, music, horse pull, parade and more. 920-823-2288. www.jacksonport.net 24-25: STURGEON BAY FINE ART FAIR. Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m-4 p.m. Juried multi-media art show, entertainment, children’s activities, food & beverages. 800-301-6695. www.sturgeonbay.net CALENDAR continued on page 10

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calendarofevents <<< CALENDAR continued from page 9 31: SIDE PORK FEST. Martin Park in Sturgeon Bay. All day festival features a variety of local bands, food and entertainment zones for adults. Many varieties of side pork. Other events include a 5K, 10K, and kid’s run. 920-724-1488. www.sideporkfest.com 31: ANNUAL PLANT SALE. UW Peninsular Research Station in Sturgeon Bay. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Sale of vegetables and flowering plants, both annuals and perennials as well as hypertufas and picture frames for planting. 920-7436255. www.dcmga.org

JUNE 1: ANNUAL PINK CLASSIC. Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor. The Pink Classic Golf Tournament benefits the Sue Baldwin Fund, providing breast and other cancer awareness, prevention, treatment and care for Door County residents who have an economic need. Registration is open to golf teams of 4 ($125 per player). In addition to hole prizes, prizes will also be awarded to those who are ’prettiest in pink’. Golf will be followed by an event open to the public with live music, food, drink, raffle, live auction and more. 920-839-1114. 1: STATE PARK OPEN HOUSE DAY. All State Parks in Door County. Free Admission to all Wisconsin State Parks, info: Whitefish Dunes 920823-2400; Newport 920-854-2500; Potawatomi 920-746-2890; Peninsula 920-868-3258. 6: DOOR COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE. John Myles County Park, 812 N 14th Ave, Sturgeon Bay. 6 p.m. - Midnight. Walk around the track to raise money and awareness of cancer in our area. Join your friends, family and neighbors at this family-friendly event featuring live music by the Modern Day Drifters, super hero themed activities, food, and fun. 920-321-1365. www. relayforlife.org 6-7: STURGEON BAY CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE. Citywide in Sturgeon Bay. Citywide garage sale will be sure to have something for everyone. For a complete listing and map, please visit the City website. 920-746-2914. 8: NATIONAL TRAILS DAY. Whitefish Dunes State Park in Jacksonport. Celebrate National Trails Day. Take 10 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Photo by Kathy Stoffel.

part in the largest nationwide celebration of trails by hiking, paddling, biking or riding on a trail or lend a hand with construction and maintenance projects. 920-823-2400. http://dnr.wi.gov 12-15: STEEL BRIDGE SONGFEST. Downtown Sturgeon Bay in Sturgeon Bay. Celebrating their tenth year, Steel Bridge Songfest returns once again to Sturgeon Bay to celebrate preservation through the power of music. Over 150 artists perform all original music at 12+ venues throughout the city. www.SteelBridgeSongfest.org 13-15: DOOR COUNTY LIGHTHOUSE FESTIVAL. County Wide in Door County. Self guided tour of mainland lighthouses with an assortment of boat trips to outlying lights to give the enthusiast an assortment of experiences from which to choose. Preceded by Friday evening Keepers’ Kin Social. 920-743-5958. www.dcmm.org 13-15: WASHINGTON ISLAND CANOE & KAYAK EVENT. Washington Island. Annual event that includes a marathon race circumnavigating Washington Island (22 miles), Half Marathon Race, Guided Eco Tour, Sea Kayak Symposium, Keynote Presentation and Crossing Death’s Door Expedition. 920-847-2546. www.washingtonislandcanoeandkayakevent.com 14: SIP & SAVOR WITH PADDLEFEST. Sister Bay. Children’s parade, kayak and stand-up paddleboard demonstration and tryouts. Taste of Sister Bay, music, bonfire in Waterfront Park at sunset. 920-854-2812. www.cometosisterbay.com 14: RIDGES RIDE FOR NATURE. County Wide in Door County. Bike the back roads and support the Ridges Sanctuary. 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100 mile routes with sag wagon service, rest stops and lunch. 920839-2802. www.ridefornature.com


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14: DOOR COUNTY BEER FEST. Baileys Harbor. An event for beer lovers and foodies. A showcase for the craft of making fantastic beer. Beer Seminars, cheese, live music and the best in locallysourced food available from local producers and restaurants. 920-915-9880. www. baileysharbor.com 14: GREAT LAKESHORE TRACTOR RALLY. Annual event in Kewaunee County. Wisconsin has one of the largest numbers of farm tractor collections in the country. www.agriculturalheritage.org 21: FYR BAL FESTIVAL. Ephraim Festival re-creates traditions of early Norwegians celebrating midsummer. Enjoy live music, art and craft show, alpacas and llamas, a raffle, silent auction, regatta, children’s activities and crafts. 920-8544989. www.ephraim-doorcounty.com 21: KICK OFF TO SUMMER. Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay. A daylong event providing children and families activities such as arts and craft stations, bounce houses, petting zoo, kayak demonstrations, music, face painting, fun run and various games, sports and activities. 920746-2914. www.sturgeonbaywi.org 21: RUNNING GREEN FOR CROSSROADS. Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. 8 a.m. Start. 2K-5K-10K trail run. www.crossroadsrun.com 21: AHNAPEE SUMMER SOLSTICE 50. Fifty-mile relay run on the Ahnapee Trail. Race starts at 9 in Sturgeon Bay and ends at the Kewaunee County Fairgrounds in Luxemburg with party to follow. For registration and information, visit www.ahnapeestatetrail.com. 22: TREATMENT TRAIL 2014. Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay in Door County. Raise money for the Go Bo Foundation and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. This 9-day, 9-city event includes two 5k run/walks in Door County. 8 a.m., starting at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay and 12 p.m. starting at the Sister Bay Sports Complex and finishing at Sister Bay Park, including a finish line picnic. Cost is $25 per participant. 920-480-560-5674. www.treatmenttrail.org 22: LADY’S FEST AND STILETTO STRUT. Von Stiehl winery, Algoma. For all information about this event, check out www.vonstiehl.com 26: LIBERTY GROVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY FISH BOIL. Viking Grill, Ellison Bay. Enjoy all you can eat at an authentic Door County fish boil. 4- 8 p.m. www. libertygrovehistorical.org

27-28: OLDE ELLISON BAY DAYS. Downtown in Ellison Bay We’re pulling out all the stops for our traditional weekend of fun. Take in the parade, ice cream social, juried art fair, pie baking contest, live music, fireworks, street dance and more! 920-854-5448. www.doorcountynorth.org 28-29: LITTLE STURGEON DAYS. County Hwy CC in Little Sturgeon. Community-wide rummage sale, arts and crafts, music, children’s activities, food and refreshments. Parade at 11 a.m. on Sunday. 920-824-5222. www.littlesturgeonwi.com 28-29: RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIRE. Monument Point Road in Carlsville. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Experience a leap back in time with interactive living history demonstrations, a Royal court, jousting knights, merchants, crafters, 4 stages with entertainment, turkey legs & ale and lively music from the 1500s. 5226 Monument Point Rd. 920-973-8233. www. doorcowirenaissance.com 29: BELGIAN WAFFLE BREAKFAST. Belgian Heritage Center in Brussels. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. A traditional Belgian “all you can eat” breakfast, including waffles, trippe (Belgian sausage), eggs, potatoes, and a beverage. Proceeds from this event will help support the Belgian Heritage Center. www.belgiantours.org

JULY 3-4: INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION. Egg Harbor. This holiday celebration includes live music, family fun and fireworks at Harbor View Park on the 3rd. On the 4th, celebrate with a parade at 1:30 p.m. downtown. 920-868-3717. www.eggharbordoorcounty.org 4: FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS. Washington Island Ball Park. Fireworks begin at dusk. 920847-2179. www.washingtonisland-wi.com 4: HAIRPIN RUN. Cottage Row in Fish Creek. Start the 4th off right with a breathtaking climb up the Fish Creek Hill. This fun 5k run/walk winds through beautiful Cottage Row. Open to all ages and abilities. To register, and for more information visit our website. www.hairpinrun.com 4: STURGEON BAY CELEBRATES. Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay. 7 p.m. Enjoy and old-fashioned ice cream social, Peninsula Symphonic Band performance at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk. 800-301-6695. www.sturgeonbay.net 4: FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION. Downtown Baileys Harbor. Celebrate the fourth with a parade, arts and crafts, live entertainment and children’s activities. Fireworks at dusk. 920-8392366. www.baileysharbor.com CALENDAR continued on page 12

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calendarofevents <<< CALENDAR continued from page 11 4: GILLS ROCK CELEBRATES. Gills Rock. A favorite Northern Door community gathering. Food and music at 5 p.m. Boat regatta at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk over beautiful Gills Rock. 920-8542972 or 920-854-2950. www.doorcountynorth.org 5: FISH CREEK SUMMER FESTIVAL & FIREWORKS. Fish Creek. A traditional celebration of Independence Day at Clark Park’s waterfront. Old-time games, dunk tank, live music, tasty summer treats, cold drinks and good old-fashioned fun. The night is capped off with a Venetian Boat parade and a spectacular fireworks display over the bay. 800-5771880. www.visitfishcreek.com 5-6: RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIRE. Monument Point Road in Carlsville. Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.4 p.m. Experience a leap back in time with interactive living history demonstrations, a Royal court, jousting knights, merchants, crafters, 4 stages with entertainment, turkey legs & ale and lively music from the 1500s. 5226 Monument Point Rd. 920-973-8233. www. doorcowirenaissance.com 5-6: ART ON THE SCENIC SIDE. Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. Fair, Refreshments and family fun. 920-8232621. www.jacksonport.net 5: VENEITIAN BOAT PARADE. Fish Creek Harbor. Join us as we honor our veterans with brightly decorated boats that light up the bay. Be part of the parade by decorating your watercraft; boat (power or sail), dinghy, paddleboat or jet ski. Or claim your spot on shore to view the show. 920-868-2316. www. visitfishcreek.com 6: SEVASTOPOL FFA ALUMNI DAIRY BREAKFAST. Haberli Farms, Inc. in Egg Harbor. 6 a.m.-11:30 a.m. rain or shine. Farm fresh all-you-can-eat along with live music, hayrides and petting zoo. Haberli Farms, Inc. 7012 Memorial Drive, Egg Harbor. 6: ROCK ISLAND ANNUAL COOKOUT. Silent Auction, Entertainment on Rock Island sponsored by the Friends of Rock Island to help fund park projects. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., food for purchase 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 9-13: DOOR COUNTY FOLK FESTIVAL. Sister Bay, Ephraim, Baileys Harbor in Door County. Celebrating ethnic folk dancing and music from many countries. Dance and music workshops, parties, concerts, children’s program, 12 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

fish boil dinner and much more. 920-421-2986 or 847-846-8139. www.dcff.net 10: ANNUAL GARDEN WALK. Sister Bay. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefitting the Sister Bay Historical Society’s Old Anderson House Museum and Corner of the Past. 920-854-7680. www.sisterbayhistory.org 10-13: AMISH QUILT AND CRAFT SHOW. Mr. G’s Banquet Hall in Jacksonport. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mr. G’s Banquet Hall. 920-823-2288. www.jacksonportcraftcottage.com 11-13: RUTABAGA’S DOOR COUNTY SEA KAYAK SYMPOSIUM. Rowleys Bay Resort. Whether you are an experienced kayaker or just beginning, this symposium is a weekend of fun, growth and learning for everyone! On-water classes for all skill levels, on-land workshops, brown bag lunch seminars, paddle tours, naturalist-led paddles and youth programs. 800-472-3353. 12-13: BRUSSELS LIONS BELGIAN DAYS. Brussels Town Park. Sat. noon-midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Live music, Belgian Trippe, pies. Parade Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Big Dogs softball tournament, co-ed volleyball, craft fair. 12: JAZZ ON JEFFERSON. Sturgeon Bay. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. This celebration features live music, strolling entertainers, children’s activities, food and beverages up and down the street and special events in the stores. 800-301-6695. www.sturgeonbay.net 12: THE GARDEN DOOR OPEN HOUSE. UW Peninsular Research Station in Sturgeon Bay. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Features the free public garden, artists, brief programs on garden topics, tours, food. 920-743-6255. www.dcmga.org 12: PIE UNDER DOOR’S SKY. Seaquist Orchards Farm Market in Sister Bay. 7-8:30 p.m. Enjoy a slice of pie, delicious appetizers, and live music under the stars, and discounted late night shopping. Event held indoors if inclement weather. 920-854-4199. www.seaquistorchards.com 12: ART IN THE PARK and Ice Cream Social. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Washington island Art and Nature Center (Main Rd & Jackson Harbor Rd.) Art activities for kids and adults of all ages. Monoprinting, sponge painting, watercolors, woodbuilding, collage, face painting and more. Ice cream, brats, hotdogs and sodas available to purchase. Free admission to the Art and Nature Center for the day. 920-847-2179. 18-21: KEWAUNEE COUNTY FAIR. Luxemburg Fair Grounds. Call for entertainment and ticket information. (920) 847-2179. 19: YOUTH TRIATHLON. Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay. In conjunction with the Door County Triathlon. An intermediate level triathlon for boys and girls ages 4-14. 920-743-4949. www. doorcountyymca.org


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Long Run calendar of events BEGINNING IN MAY Plein Air painter. Photo by Mike Brisson.

19-20: DOOR COUNTY TRIATHLON. Murphy Park in 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. www.doorcountytriathlon.com 19-27: K/D SALMON TOURNAMENT. Door and Kewaunee Counties. Participating ports include Sturgeon Bay, Baileys Harbor, Washington Island, Algoma and Kewaunee. More than $40,000 in cash & Prizes. 920-883-9792. www.kdsalmon.com 20: FLY IN FISH BOIL. Washington Island Airport (Airport Rd.) Sponsored by the WI Lions Club. Fly, ride or walk to the W.I. Airport 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; planes on display, hayrides, music and an authentic W.I. Fish Boil dinner with locally caught Whitefish. Adults $12.00 / $5.00 kids. 21-26: PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL. County wide. A combination of free and ticketed events. Artists have 6 days to paint Door County. Collector’s preview party and Gala Auction. Watch over 100 artists paint during the Dockside Quick-Paint competition in Clark Park. Painting begins at 9 a.m. 920-868-3455. www.PeninsulaSchoolofArt.com 22: OLD-FASHIONED ICE CREAM SOCIAL. Corner of the Past in 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. 920-854-7680. CALENDAR continued on page 14

Runs through Dec. 31. PIRATES – SHIP TO SHORE. Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. 920-743-5958. Through June 8: SEASON OF BLOSSOMS. Month-long celebration of spring. Beautiful blooming flowers, gardens, woods and orchards. Events include self-guided tours, community celebrations with arts and crafts, food and music. www.doorcounty.com. 920-527-3529. Through Oct. 31: STATE PARK NATURALISTS PROGRAMS. Door County state parks. A park sticker is required on all vehicles. For specific details, contact the park office. Whitefish Dunes 920-823-2400, Newport 920854-2500, Potawatomi 920-746-2890, Peninsula 920-868-3258. Or visit the Wisconsin DNR web site. Mid May through growing season: SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET. Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Green Space (next to Lakeshore Adventures.) 9 a.m. to noon. www.BaileysHarbor.com.

BEGINNING IN JUNE Early June through growing season: SATURDAY FARMERS MARKET. Market Square, Sturgeon Bay. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Corner of Michigan and 4th Avenue. Fresh produce and crafts from local sources. 920-746-2914.

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calendarofevents <<< CALENDAR continued from page 13 24-26: DOOR COUNTY ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE. Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The show features 35 professional dealers plus crystal and china repair on site. Sponsored by the Sister Bay Lions Club to Benefit the Leader Dog for the Blind Program. 715-355-5144. www.visitfishcreek.com 25-26: HIDDEN GALLERY TOURS. Ellison Bay. A Bouquet of Artists and Gallery of Gardens featuring the hidden galleries at the Top of the Thumb. 920-854-6866 or 920854-2106. www.ellisonbayarts.com 26: SUMMER HARVEST CHERRY FEST. Orchard Country Winery & Market in Fish Creek. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the ever popular Montmorency cherry. Live music, free guided tours, free wine and beer tasting, pick your own cherries, horse drawn wagon rides, a jumping castle, cherry pie eating contest and cherry pit spit competition. 866946-3263. www.orchardcountry.com 26: CARLSVILLE DAY. 10 a.m. Parade, food, live music, art and craft vendors, free trolley rides and family fun at Dairy View Country Store, Door County Coffee and Tea, Door Peninsula Winery and Pet Expressions. 920-743-2228. www.carlsvilledoorcounty.com

31: SAIL THROUGH THE AVENUES SIDEWALK SALE. City Wide in Sturgeon Bay. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sturgeon Bay is loaded with bargains, live entertainment, food & beverages and more. 800-301-6695. www.sturgeonbay.net

AUGUST 2: CHERRY FEST. Lakeside Park in Jacksonport. Historical display, fine arts and crafts, food, music, family fun and more. 920-823-2316. www. jacksonport.net 2: SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL. Washington Island. Scandinavian Kaffe and Stavkirke open house at Trinity Lutheran Church, Scandinavian brunch at Bethel Church, dance festival in the evening and worship service at Trinity Lutheran Church. 920-847-2179. www.washingtonislandwi.com 2-3: CLASSIC & WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL. Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay. A Dozens of classic vessels, Sikaflex boat building competition, children’s activities and much more. Admission includes both days of the festival. 920-743-5958. www.dcmm.org

26: CHERRY SEASON FESTIVAL. Seaquist Orchards Farm Market in Sister Bay. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Make your own cherry pie, pie eating competition, children’s games, pie baking competition, live music, great food, and cherries galore! 920-8544199. www.seaquistorchards.com 26-27: ART/CRAFT SHOW & ANTIQUE TRACTOR SHOW. Top of Ellison Bay Hill. Arts and crafts fair, delicious food and a display of antique equipment. Enjoy the best view in Door County. Adjacent to Grand View Park. 920-854-5448. www.libertygrovehistorical.org

Door County Maritime Museum. Photo by Heidi Hodges.

29: HOUSE AND GARDEN WALK. Five Homes in Door County. 9 a.m.5 p.m. The 54th Annual House & Garden Walk, presented by the Door County Memorial Hospital. Tickets are $25 each and are available at various ticket outlets and at the featured homes. 920-746-1071. 30-Aug. 3: DOOR COUNTY FAIR. John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay. Carnival rides, food stands, 4-H animal barns, grandstand events, kids and family tents. Starts Wed. at 5 p.m. 920-746-2261. www. doorcountyfair.com 14 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

2-10: DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MUSEUM WEEK. Sturgeon Bay. A variety of maritime events happening in various places around Sturgeon Bay. 920-743-5958. www.dcmm.org 8-11: SHANTY DAYS CELEBRATION OF THE LAKE. Algoma. Live music, great food, huge parade, arts & crafts fair, 5k walk/run, fishing contest and more. Check out the Shanty Days “button” at. 920-487-2041. www.algomachamber.org 9: WEST FEST. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate a Wild West day with a craft show, chili cook-off, gold rush giveaway, live


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June 11 - Aug. 23: AMERICAN FOLKLORE THEATRE. Door County’s professional musical company performs under the stars in Peninsula State Park. Three shows are presented during the summer season. For information, call 920-868-6117 or visit www.folkloretheatre.com. A full season follows indoors at the Door Community Auditorium in fish Creek. June 17 through Oct. 19: PENINSULA PLAYERS. America’s oldest summer theater company returns to its waterfront “Theater in a Garden” with another varied collection of plays featuring award-winning cast members. For information on current production and times, call 920-868-3287 or visit www.peninsulaplayers.com.

Valmy Thresheree. Photo by Heidi Hodges.

entertainment plus food and beverages. 800-301-6695. www.sturgeonbay.net 9: PIE UNDER DOOR’S SKY. Seaquist Orchard Farm Market in Sister Bay. Pie, free appetizers, live music and discounted late night shopping. 920-854-4199. www.seaquistorchards.com 9: DOOR COUNTY FESTIVAL OF FINE ARTS. Waterfront Park in Sister Bay. 10 a.m.5 p.m. Day long festival featuring Door County artists, demonstrations, emerging student artists, live music, and children’s activities. 920-854-2812. www.cometosisterbay.com 12: PERSEID METEOR SHOWER. Newport State Park in Ellison Bay. View the spectacular meteor shower in the darkest place in Door County. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. 920-854-2500. 15-17: VALMY THRESHEREE & ANTIQUE MACHINERY SHOW. Northeast Wisconsin Antique Power Assoc. Grounds in Valmy. Tractor pull, entertainment, games, arts and crafts, great music, food and refreshments. 920-743-4859.

Early June through growing season: FARMERS MARKET. Corner of the Past, Sister Bay. Fresh, locally-grown vegetables and flowers, plus a wide variety of prepared foods from certified kitchens. www.sisterbayhistory.org; 920-854-7680. June 19 - Aug. 9: BIRCH CREEK CONCERT SERIES. Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Egg Harbor. Celebrating its 38th season of performances in the Dutton Barn, Courtyard Gazebo and Juniper Hall. Percussion and Steel Band, June 19-21 and June 25-28; Symphony, July 3-5 and July 10-12; Jazz I, July 16-19 and July 23-26; Jazz II, July 30-August 2 and August 6-9. For complete information, or to reserve tickets, visit www.birchcreek. org or call (920) 868-3763.

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16: CANDLELIGHT BEACH WALK. Whitefish Dunes State Park in Jacksonport. 7:30-9:30 p.m. A beach grid makes part of the one-mile walk handicapped accessible. 920-823-2400. www.friendsofwhitefishdunes.org

July 5 - August 16: DOOR SHAKESPEARE. Bjorklunden Garden, Baileys Harbor. Featuring King Lear and Comedy of Errors. Visit www.doorshakespeare.com or call 920-839-1500.

16: WASHINGTON ISLAND FAIR. Island Fair sponsored by the W.I. Lions Club Located on the W.I. School Grounds on Main Rd. $1.00 admission. Parade at Noon, bingo at 1 p.m, raffle at 3 p.m. Food Stands, beer and soda, games, Fair exhibits in Gym. www.washingtonisland-wi.com

July 2 through August 14: 12th ANNUAL CONCERTS IN THE PARK. Algoma at Heritage Park, located adjacent to the City Marina and Crescent Beach. Join us every Thursday evening to hear local, regional and national artists perform. Farmers Market at 5:30, concert at 7 p.m. Visit “Algoma Concerts” on Facebook for more information.

16: DOOR COUNTY SPORTS & CLASSIC CAR SHOW. Egg Harbor. A vision of sleek sports cars and vintage classic cars 1979 and older. Judging events, live music and more. 920-868-3717. www.eggharbordoorcounty.org CALENDAR continued on page 16

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calendarofevents <<< CALENDAR continued from page 15 22-23: Death’s Door Bar-B-Q. Washington Island Airport in Washington Island. Presented by the Washington Island Ferry Line and the Washington Island Chamber of Commerce, the Death’s Door Bar-B-Q is a KCBS-Sanctioned Competition with 100% Certified judges and $5,000 in prize money. 920-5350504. www.deathsdoorbbq.com 23: EGGSTRAVAGANZA EGG ART AUCTION. Egg Harbor is celebrating 50 years as an incorporated village. Fifty artist-created eggs, displayed throughout the village all season, will be auctioned to the public. Proceeds go, in part, to the Egg Harbor Public Art program.

to the races, there will be a 5K run/walk at 9:45 a.m. 920-868-3660. www.doorcountyymca.org 31: WILDERNESS DAYS. Newport State Park in Ellison Bay. A day of hikes and programs to celebrate Wisconsin’s only formally designated Wilderness State Park. 920-854-2500.

SEPTEMBER 6: CORN FEST. Schopf’s Hilltop Dairy in Carlsville. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring a 20-acre Corn Maze, children’s games, bakery items, food, raffle, silent auction, plus corn and pie eating contests. Maze, $10 for Adults and $5 for children ages 5-11. Children 5 and under are free. Proceeds benefit Sunshine House, Inc. 920-743-7943. www. sunshinehouseinc.org 6: TASTE OF THE GARDEN DOOR & PESTO FESTO VII. UW Peninsular Research Station in Sturgeon Bay. 1-4 p.m. Visitors may enter the Pesto Festo Contest and help to judge the pestos by tasting and voting for their favorite. Prizes are awarded to the winners. 920-743-6255. www.dcmga.org

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30: MARINA FEST. Sister Bay Marina. Pancake breakfast, food and beverage booths, live music and dancing under the big tent, children’s boat building and craft tent, championship Waterboard Warriors ski show, fireworks. 920-854-4118. www. sisterbay.com 30: LABOR DAY WEEKEND RUN & DUATHLON. Northern Door YMCA in Fish Creek. Includes a 5k run/walk, 1/4 mile Children’s Run and a Duathlon with a 2 mile run and 12 mile bike. In addition

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7: DOOR COUNTY CENTURY BIKE RIDE. County Wide in Door County. 6 a.m.-10 a.m. suggested start. John Miles County Park - Ride offers cyclists 30 mile routes, 62 miles (Metric Century), 76 miles and 100 (Century) miles. Well-stocked food and fluid station with a post ride barbeque. 920-606-2458. www.doorcountycentury.com 13: PENINSULA CENTURY RIDE. Northern Door County. Door County’s newest century ride, featuring routes of 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles through Northern Door County’s beautiful landscape of waterfront vistas and tree-lined roads. Ride starts and ends at Sister Bay’s Waterfront Park, with live music and post-ride food and beer. Registration open now! the Peninsula Century Ride is brought

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BEGINNING IN AUGUST Aug. 2-16: ART, ETC. SALE. Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay. Unique items at bargain prices. www.millerartmuseum.org; 920-746-0707. Aug. 4-15: WASHINGTON ISLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. Trueblood Performing Arts Center. A series of concerts led by Artistic Director Stephen Colburn, principle oboist of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. www.washingtonislandmusicfestival. com; 920-847-3434.

Sturgeon Bay Harvest Festival. Photo by Tina Gohr.

to you by the same team that produces the Ride for Nature to benefit the Ridges Sanctuary and the Door County Half Marathon. 920-421-1519. www.peninsulacentury.com 13-14: WET WHISTLE WINE FEST. Algoma. Award winning wines, grape stomp, fine art, live music and specialty foods are featured at this annual wine festival. 920-487-5498. 20: HARVEST FESTIVAL & HARVEST MOON CELEBRATION. Sturgeon Bay. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Featuring a craft show, car show, food booths, plus children’s activities. Preview the street art before the live auction at 6 p.m. Followed by the Harvest Moon celebration including a live band in front of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center on Third Ave. 800-301-6695. www.sturgeonbay.net 20: EGG HARBOR ALE FEST. Egg Harbor. Enjoy unlimited sampling of more than 100 different craft beers, home brewing demonstrations, live music, and more! 920-8683717. www.eggharbordoorcounty.org 21: BELGIAN KERMIS. Belgian Heritage Center in Brussels. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Belgian harvest celebration with traditional food including booyah, trippe, hamburger, jutt, Belgian pie and old fashioned ice cream making. Music from 12:30-3:30 p.m. with Polka Man Dale with the Bellows & Strings Band featuring Edie Lenore, former Hee Haw Country Music Star. www.belgiantours.org 26-27: HIDDEN GALLERY TOURS. Ellison Bay. A Bouquet of Artists and Gallery of Gardens featuring the hidden galleries at the Top of the Thumb. Each gallery showcases special art and gardens. 920-854-6866 or 920-854-2106. www.ellisonbayarts.com CALENDAR continued on page 19

Aug. 5-23: PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL. Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek. Professional symphony orchestra will present nine concerts in three weeks. Professional musicians come from all over the world to be part of this annual event under the baton of Victor Yampolsky. www. musicfestival.com; 920-854-4060. Late August – Late September: HIDDEN GALLERY TOURS. Various locations in Ellison Bay. Each gallery showcases featured art and gardens; meet the artists. www.ellisonbayarts.com; 920-854-6866 or 920-854-2106. Aug. 29 - Oct. 18: AMERICAN FOLKLORE THEATRE. Fall season, indoors at the Door Community Auditorium. The professional musical company presents The Bachelors. For information, call 920854-6117 or visit www.folkloretheatre.com.

BEGINNING IN SEPTEMBER Sept. 6- Oct. 26: SO DELICIOUS, SO DOOR COUNTY. Countywide. Celebrate the harvest of the county, featuring culinary delights including all things made with cherries, apples and other fresh produce from farmers markets, Door County wine, festival fare plus performances, art, music, attractions and accommodations. www. doorcounty.com; 800-527-3529.

BEGINNING IN DECEMBER Dec. 6-March 29, 2015: NATURE OF ROMANCE. Countywide. Treat yourself and a loved one to a special getaway from December thru March. Dozens of romance packages are offered, including cozy lodgings, scrumptious food and romantic extras. www.doorcounty.com; 800-527-3529.

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A Door County Tradition: Fish boils are dramatic and delicious Story and Photos by Heidi Hodges

A Door County fish boil is not simply a meal—it’s an event! The fish boil has long been a fixture on the Door County culinary map. This unique dinner is traditionally served with fresh Lake Michigan whitefish, potatoes and onions—all covered with drawn butter—accompanied by coleslaw, bread and, of course, Door County cherry pie for dessert. The ingredients and cooking style have their roots so deep in tradition; no one knows exactly how it started, but several theories exist. It may have begun in the early lumberjack camps. Or Scandinavian fishermen may have started the custom to feed large numbers of hungry men. No matter what the origins were, the meal was popular with early settlers who often served fish boils at church and civic functions. Today, many Door County restaurants from Sturgeon Bay to Ellison Bay offer fish boils. In fact, you may see plumes of smoke rising up over the peninsula at regular intervals—evidence of the famous “overboil.” Part of the fun of a fish boil is watching the outdoor cooking process. Plan to arrive early and bring your camera. The “boil master” will be waiting by the open fire, ready to regale you with fish boil history and tell stories every step of the way. It all begins with a wood-fed blaze, over which sits a cauldron filled with salted boiling water. First, in goes a large stainless-steel basket filled with scrubbed baby red potatoes. A few minutes later, small sweet onions are added to the boiling water. Next a smaller basket filled with whitefish is lowered into the cauldron over the vegetable basket. The timing of all the steps is very precise. Finally, the spectators are cautioned to stand back and pull out their cameras—the overboil is imminent. The boil master steps up and flings fuel on the flames (not in the pot of fish, which is a common misconception). The fire rages up, overflowing the cauldron and washing out any cooking residue and oils from the surface of the pot. Dinner is served! l 18 | Your Key to the Door | 2014


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<<< CALENDAR continued from page 17 26-28: INSIDE/OUTSIDE SALE. Fish Creek. This is one weekend each year Fish Creek retailers showcase special sale merchandise outside of their shops for unbeatable end of season savings, both inside and out. Free trolley rides are available throughout the day on Saturday. 800-877-1880. www. visitfishcreek.com 27: CLASSIC CAR/TRUCK/MOTORCYCLE SHOW. Baileys Harbor. Friday, the Classic Car/Truck/Motorcycle Poker Run. Saturday Car Show. Enjoy Modified/Custom, Antique/Classic & Special Interest/Import Cars, Trucks & Motorcycles. Trophies awarded for People’s Choice and 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each category. 920-839-2345. www. baileysharbor.com 27: FALL HARVEST FEST. Orchard Country Winery & Market in Fish Creek. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrating the apple and grape harvest. Live music, free guided tours and free wine and beer tasting. Hop aboard a horse drawn wagon ride or jump in an inflatable castle. Other activities include a pie eating contest and pick your own apples. 866-946-3263. www.orchardcountry.com 27: AUTUMN FEST. Baileys Harbor. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts and crafts, entertainment, food. 920-839-2366. www. baileysharbor.com

OCTOBER 4: IRON POUR. Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek. 4-8 p.m. For a small contribution, participants of all ages have the opportunity to create their own iron tile by etching into a sand-and-resin mold. 920-868-3455. www.PeninsulaSchoolofArt.com 4: RUN WILD. Potawatomi State Park in Sturgeon Bay. Registration 8-9:30 a.m. 10K Run, 3 mile Run/ Walk and 1/3 mile Smokey Bear Run. Refreshments, door prizes and medals. 10K Run and 3 mile Run/ Walk starts at 10 a.m. Smokey Bear Run starts at 11:15 a.m. 920-743-6866. www.runwild.org 9-12: AMISH QUILT AND HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW. Mr. G’s Banquet Hall in Jacksonport. 9 a.m.-5pm. 920-823-2288. www.jacksonportcraftcottage.com 11: SPOOKTACULAR HIKE. Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek, 5-7:30 p.m. Self-guided hike on a 1-mile candlelit trail. Fun for all. Refreshments, state park sticker required. 920-868-3258. 11: APPLE SEASON FESTIVAL. Seaquist Orchards Farm Market in Sister Bay. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Apple launching, pumpkin painting, indoor and outdoor mazes, make your own caramel apples, live band, brats, soup. 920-854-4199. www.seaquistorchards.com 11-14: FALL FUN FEST & CIDER PRESSING PARTY. Washington Island Farm Museum in Washington Island. 920-847-2179. www.washingtonisland-wi.com CALENDAR continued on page 20

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31: HALLOWEEN PARTY. Baileys Harbor Town Hall 4:305:30 p.m. Wonderful line up of games and have included a Spooky Cafe to feed our hungry little monsters and a costume contest. Trick or Treating at businesses 3-5 p.m. 920-839-2366. www.baileysharbor. com

<<< CALENDAR continued from page 19 11-12: PUMPKIN PATCH FESTIVAL. Egg Harbor. Columbus Day weekend Festival includes fabulous fall colors and family fun! One of Door County’s largest festivals. Carnival rides, arts & craft vendors, silent auction, face painting, live music, scarecrow & pumpkin displays, food, refreshments and more. 920-8683717. www.eggharbordoorcounty.org 11-12: TOWNLINE ART FAIR. Fine Line Designs Gallery in Ephraim. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. On Ephraim’s north end. Come and enjoy the display and sale of visual arts and crafts. Featuring over 80 professional juried artists from across the Midwest. 920-8544343. www.finelinedesignsgallery.com 17-19: FALL FESTIVAL. Sister Bay. Arts and crafts fair, food booths, live music, parade Sat. 11 a.m., ping pong ball drop Sun. 2 p.m. 920-854-2812. www.cometosisterbay.com 24-26: JACK O’ LANTERN DAYS. Fish Creek. Hometown Halloween celebration full of family friendly activities: Pumpkin carving, mask making, a Haunting Halloween Parade, trick or treating and costume parties for dogs, kids and adults. 800-877-1880. www.visitfishcreek.com 25: DOOR COUNTY FALL 50. Gills Rock to Sturgeon Bay. 7 a.m. Described as the most scenic distance run in the Midwest, this point-to-point 50 mile run offers a challenge to solo runners, or teams of 2-5 runners. 920-606-2458. www.fall50.com 25-26: ELLISON BAY ARTS FALL ART CRAWL. Ellison Bay. Pottery, handmade leather handbags, fiber fashion and jewelry. Enjoy great food. Demonstrations and studio tours. Guest artists, refreshments. 920-854-4839. www.ellisonbayarts.com 20 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

NOVEMBER 2: SEVASTOPOL TURKEY TROT. Sevastopol Town Park in Institute. 1/2, 1, 2 & 4 mile Run/ Walk. Contact Sevastopol Schools for more information. 920-743-6282. www.sevastopol.k12. wi.us/elem 21-22: CHRISTMAS BY THE BAY. Sturgeon Bay. This kick off to the holiday season starts with the annual tree lighting on Friday night. The Santa Parade is on Saturday at 10 a.m. followed by children’s activities and hay wagon rides. Brunch with Santa on Sunday morning. 800-301-6695. www. sturgeonbay.net 22: FOLK ART FAIR. Door County YMCA Sturgeon Bay Center. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring handmade works of art from Door County artists and fine crafts persons including watercolor paintings, jewelry, homemade candles and soaps, birdhouses, wreaths, greeting cards, mittens, scarves and more. Fabulous spread of baked goods, soups, and sandwiches. Supporting the Door County YMCA Youth in Government Program. A silent auction all day. 920-743-4949. www.doorcountyymca.org 27: THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE. Jacksonport. Parade begins at noon. 920-421-0719. www.jacksonport.net 27: BAILEYS HARBOR THANKSGIVING. Baileys Harbor Cornerstone Pub. Come join the town as we gather together to celebrate the holiday. 920-839-9001. www.baileysharbor.com 28-29: EGG HARBOR HOLLY DAYS. An exciting old-fashioned winter weekend including Breakfast with Santa, Elf Hunt for children, Mistle Dough shopping, tree lighting, caroling, horse-drawn wagon rides and more. 920-868-3717. www. eggharbordoorcounty.org 28-29: CAPTURE THE SPIRIT. Sister Bay. Tree lighting, Father Christmas, music, art fair in the Village Hall, cookie decorating in the Fire Station. 920-854-2812. www.cometosisterbay.com


28-29: HOLIDAY HOME TOUR. Northern Door County. Tour 5 homes decorated for the holidays plus a scrumptious Bake Shoppe at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay (no ticket required). At each stop there will be a special surprise. Tickets available at the homes during the event. Call 920-854-4244 form info. www.northerndoorchildrenscenter.org 28-29: HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE. Ellison Bay. Buy handmade/Buy local gifts this season. Ellison Bay opens their studios with new handmade work for gift giving. Colorful and well-crafted items for those special people on your list. 920-854-4839. www. ellisonbayarts.com

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DECEMBER 6: CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY. Baileys Harbor. 4 p.m. Join Baileys Harbor as we light up the Christmas Season. Children’s games, photos with Santa and caroling. Refreshments also available. 920-839-2366. www.baileysharbor.com 6: A NATURAL CHRISTMAS. Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor. 2-5 p.m. Toast marshmallows around the campfire, enjoy hot cocoa or cider and cookies, take a trip to the lantern room of the Range Lights or hike through the twilight forest. Live music will set the holiday mood. Wreath making workshops and simple crafts. 920-839-2802. www.ridgessanctuary.org 6: CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE. Ephraim Village Hall. Visit Santa’s little helpers at the live reindeer display. Children’s activities and crafts in the Village Hall, holiday open houses and a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at Harborside Park. 920854-4989. www.ephraim-doorcounty.com 26-27, 29-31: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The holidays are a time for reunion. This winter reunite with AFT performers for an evening of songs of the season, holiday humor and a good old-fashioned sing-along. 920-854-6117. www. folkloretheatre.com l

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information visitors’ information centers Baileys Harbor 2392 Hwy. F & Hwy 57, 920-839-2366 Egg Harbor 4666 Orchard Rd., 920-868-3717 Ephraim Summer: 10049 Water St.; Winter: 10329 Hwy 42, 920-854-4989 Door County Visitor Center 1015 Green Bay Rd., Sturgeon Bay, 920-743-4456 Fish Creek 4097 Main St., 920-868-2316 or 1-800-577-1880 Jacksonport 6275 Hwy. 57, 920-823-2288 Sister Bay 2380 Gateway Dr., 920-854-2812 Sturgeon Bay 36 S. Third Ave., 920-743-6246 or 1-800-301-6695 Washington Island 2206 W. Harbor Rd., 920-847-2179

libraries Baileys Harbor 2392 Hwy. F, 920-839-2210 Egg Harbor 7860 Hwy. 42, 920-868-2664 Ephraim 9996 Water St., 920-854-2014 Fish Creek 4097 Main St., 920-868-3471 Forestville 123 S. Forestville Ave., 920-856-6886 Sister Bay / Liberty Grove 2323 Mill Rd., Sister Bay, 920-854-2721 Sturgeon Bay 107 S. Fourth Ave., 920-743-6578 Washington Island Main & Lakeview Roads, 920-847-2323

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offering diverse exhibitions in 2014 Written and compiled by Heidi Hodges

During the 2014 season, Door County public art galleries will again be showcasing a broad range of exhibitions. In addition to the diverse offering at each gallery, many also feature special events, signature fundraisers, gallery talks and artist receptions. One of the most anticipated artist events of the 2014 season is the Door County Plein Art Festival, July 26-August 18. Featuring artists painting on location throughout the Door County landscape, visitors can watch master plein air artists from around the nation work their art. So, mark your maps and your calendars and get ready for an artistic journey in one of North America’s top vacation destinations.

Miller Art Museum: 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: THROUGH APRIL 14: “The Wizards of PopUp Books For Children” Original Illustrations by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. Activities for kids! 22 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

APRIL 19 – MAY 27: “40th Annual Salon of Door County High School Art.” The best of student art from all 5 schools. Reception: Monday, April 21, 7:00-8:30 MAY 31-JULY 22: “Drawings: A Group Invitational.” Reception: Saturday, May 31, 5:00-6:30 JULY 26-SEPTEMBER 16: “Artists on the Road.” Reception: Saturday, July 26, 5:00-6:30. SEPTEMBER 20-NOVEMBER 4: “39th Annual Juried Exhibit.” Five-county competition. Reception: Saturday, September 20, 5:00-6:30 NOVEMBER 8-DECEMBER 30: “Hands in Clay.” Featuring Door County Potters. Reception: November 9, 3:00-4:30 llllllllllll

Link Gallery: The

Link Gallery, which literally links Gibraltar Schools with the Door Community Auditorium in Fish

The Guenzel Gallery. Photo by Heidi Hodges.

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Francis Hardy Center for the Arts: The Hardy is

located at the Anderson Dock a national historic landmark that celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008. The art center, founded in 1962 and now commemorating its 52nd season, offers art exhibitions, special events and educational outreach programs. It’s open from May through October. Exhibitions: MAY 24: 52nd Season Kick-Off Wall-toWall Salon Party. The not-to-be missed kick-off event of the 2014 season! Join us Saturday May 24, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Hardy Gallery on Anderson Dock in Ephraim as we celebrate the launch of a new season with the annual Wall-to-Wall Salon. Guests will get a sneak peak at all submissions for the 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition.

MAY 25-MAY 29: Wall-to-Wall Exhibition. A week long exhibition featuring all artwork submitted for the 52nd Annual Juried Exhibit prior to the jury selection. A true salon exhibit fashion, all gallery walls are covered from floor to ceiling with artwork of all sizes and kinds created by local and regional artists. Visitors are encouraged to cast votes for their favorite pieces with the popular “People’s Choice Awards.” JUNE 7-13: Annual Juried Exhibition. The 52nd Annual Juried Exhibition is among the premier juried exhibitions in Door County. It features the work of local and regional artists representing a wide variety of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics and mixed media. This exhibit offers emerging artists the opportunity to gauge their development and established artists the opportunity to explore new ideas and techniques. Opening reception June 6, 5:30-7 p.m. llllllllllll

Guenzel Gallery: Housed in a round barn at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek, the Guenzel Gal-

lery is dedicated to promoting the visual arts through education, exhibitions and community outreach. Its exhibitions feature educational themes and incorporate the work of nationally recognized artists. The gallery celebrates its 13th anniversary this year and is open yearround. THROUGH MARCH 22: We Love Art: Celebrate! Area elementary and middle school children create artwork inspired by unique New Years traditions celebrated around the world, including those of China, South Africa, and India. The festive works of art will be on display in the Guenzel Gallery. MAY 2-JULY 12: Five Objects of Inspiration. Twenty-two painters are given the same five objects to incorporate into a still life painting. This exhibition demonstrates that it is not the subject matter, but how an artist chooses to express it that defines a work. JULY 21-AUGUST 18: Door County Plein Air Festival/Public Exhibition & Sale. Door County Plein Air Festival / Events: July 21 26 Public Exhibition & Sale: July 26 - August 18 Forty plein air masters, from the US and points beyond, paint works from start-to-finish throughout the Door County landscape. Both free and ticketed events provide many opportunities for art enthusiasts of all ages to interact with the featured artists. A “Quick Paint “event allows any artist to compete for a spot as a featured artist in the following year’s festival. AUGUST 22-OCTOBER 18: Out of the Woods: Contemporary Woodblock Prints. This exhibition will focus on the varied works of contemporary woodblock printmakers, the reason they embrace this ancient art, their tools, techniques, and the characteristics of the woods, inks and paints they use to create their works. A history of woodblock printing and it’s influence on Impressionists like Monet is also included. OCTOBER 4: Iron Pour Benefit. 4-8 p.m. For a small contribution, participants of all ages may create their own iron tile by etching into a sand-and-resin mold. All are invited to witness the fiery pour, listen to live music and enjoy seasonal refreshments. OCTOBER 24-DECEMBER 27: Art of the Container. Works in glass, clay, wood, and metal provide the artistry for forms that function as containers. In this exhibition, function follows form with themes that range from fanciful and decorative, to representative and narrative. llllllllllll

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Meadows Art Gallery:

Door County’s newest public art gallery, located in the front hall of the Meadows apartments at Good Samaritan Scandia Village in Sister Bay, is the brainchild of Donna Denardo, senior living manager, and Tom Seagard, a lifelong artist who has owned the Mill Road Gallery in Sister Bay with his wife and fellow artist Brigitte Kozma, since 1971. Together, Denardo and Seagard wanted to give Door County emerging and impact artists an opportunity to gain exposure and experience. Accomplished artists volunteer to share their knowledge and skills, helping mentor their emerging peers. Exhibitions: APRIL: Kites. Scott Smith. Lori Wier, 2-D painting and 3-D constructions. Nancy Akerly, 3-D covered containers. MAY: Wallace Poetry group show. Lee Jones, 2-D painting. Nancy Burland, 2-D painting. Keith Mutchler, 3-D sculpture. JUNE: Artists. Connie Glowacki, watercolor. Kathy Wagner - Scand Family - photography. Jim Heppe, 3-D constructions. JULY: Renaissance Woman, Group show. Artist that work with different media. Bren Sibilski, Marcia Nickols, Brigitte Kozma, Bethany Kirwen, Donna Brown, Jan Comstock, Jen Aldrich, Nancy Akerly, Judy Nelson, Helen Bacon, (Additional artists may be added.) AUGUST: Door County Art League. Group Show. SEPTEMBER: Artists. Pam Clausen, 2-D painting. Kim Lyon, 2-D photography. 3-D glass sculpture. OCTOBER: Artists. Sue Hoffman, 2-D collage painting. Patty Degenhardt 2-D painting. 3-D sculpture. Faith Frykman. NOVEMBER: Celebration Show. Year review. Upcoming attractions. A mixture of artists and work from 2014 and artists and work to come in 2015. llllllllllll

Unitarian Universalist Gallery: The Unitarian Universal-

ist Fellowship of Door County, located in Ephraim, has a pubic 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 Anglea Lensch and Louis Smolak. It’s open from May to October.

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Exhibitions: THROUGH-APRIL: Angela Lensch: jewelry and design. MAY: Ed Fenendahl: Watercolor. llllllllllll

DOOR PENINSULA WINERY ART GALLERY: Door County’s well-

known Door Peninsula Winery has opened a new public art gallery at its Carlsville facility. In partnership with the acclaimed Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, the winery will host four exhibitions this year. All the work is available for purchase. Exhibitions: THROUGH APRIL 23: Rolf Olson Local photographer. llllllllllll

MELZER GALLERY: Located

3 miles east of Egg Harbor at Birch Creek 3821 Cty. E, Egg Harbor, the gallery opened in 2008 with Birch Creek - Through Lens and Brush,” an exploration of the music academy as a source of inspiration for visual artists. The exhibit has evolved through the years and now displays “Birch Creek Associates - Celebrating 25 Years” which features photography that documents the work and successes of Birch Creek’s volunteers. While visiting peruse the Dutton concert barn and enjoy original photographs, paintings, drawings, textiles, and posters that illustrate the rich history of Birch Creek. For more information on any of these public galleries: Door Peninsula Winery: 920-743-7431 or www.dcwine.com. Francis Hardy Center for the Arts: 920-854-2210 or www.thehardy.org. Guenzel Gallery: 920-868-3455 or www.peninsulaschoolofart.org/ exhibitions.html. Door County Plein Air Festival: www.doorcountypleinair.com. Link Gallery: 920-868-2728 or www.dcauditorium.org/link-gallery. Meadows Art Gallery: 920-854-2317 or 920-854-4416. Miller Art Museum: 920-746-0707 or www.millerartmuseum.org. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County: 920-854-7559 or www.uufdc.org/category/art-gallery


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Ephraim ● GEORGE BURR GALLERY 10325 Hwy. 42, N. Ephraim (920) 854-7877. Featuring the breathtaking pastel landscapes by resident artist George Burr. Also representing Christine Ohman, Scot Schmidt, Donna Best, Bryan Becker and others. Functional and decorative pottery, jewelry, magnets, cards, limited edition prints, gifts, coasters, yard art and much more. Open 10-5 daily. www.GeorgeBurrGallery.com.

Fish Creek ● CONNIE GLOWACKI GALLERY

Top of the Hill Shops, Unit B23, Fish Creek, (608) 774-4737. “Watercolors with Spirit.” Gallery and art demonstrations. Nationally known, award winning artist demonstrates as she creates realistic and impressionistic watercolors and drawings. Original watercolor paintings, limited-edition prints and note cards available. Open daily 10-5, May through Oct. www.connie-glowacki.com.

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Sturgeon Bay ● AMO GALLERY & FRAMERY 40 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay, 920-743-2259, fax, 920-746-8719. A Door county native, Audrey Off creates unique images of her favorite sites. 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 yearround. www.doorcountyart.com.

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educational educational courses courses Ellison Bay ● THE CLEARING FOLK SCHOOL offers classes in the arts, humanities and natural sciences. Located in a quiet wooded setting on the water in northern Door County, it is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. For information, stop at the visitor center at 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay, call 920-854-4088 or visit www.theclearing.org.

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performing performing arts arts Egg Harbor BIRCH CREEK PERFORMANCE CENTER 3 miles east of Egg Harbor on Hwy. E, 3821 Cty. E, PO Box 230, Egg Harbor. There’s magic in the music! Celebrating 39 years, Door County’s unique summer music venue offers performances for the public in the renovated concert barn from mid-June through mid-August. Nationally-known musicians are featured in Percussion & Steel Band, Symphony and Big Band Jazz concerts. Performances begin at 8 p.m. with student prelude music at 7:30 p.m. A picnic grove is available. Office hours: M-F 9-5, with extended hours on concert nights. 920-868-3763. www.birchcreek.org. (mainoffice@birchcreek.org).

Your Place to Slow Down, Renew & Reconnect! 12171 GARRETT BAY ROAD  ELLISON BAY TOLL FREE: 877-854-3225 WWW.THECLEARING.ORG WEEKDAYS: 8 - 4  WEEKENDS: 12 - 4

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A world première comedy from the creator of Making God Laugh by Sean Grennan.

JUNE 17 to JULY 6

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And Then There Were None

A classic whodunit from the Queen of Crime.

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A Penny Dreadful. A frightfully funny farce by Charles Ludlam.

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Butler

The midwest première of a very clever and amazingly sharp-witted Civil War drama by Richard Strand.

AUGUST 20 to AUGUST 31

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A heartfelt musical revue of a music legend, created and originally directed by Ted Swindley – based on a true story.

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Fish Creek DOOR COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM 3926 Hwy. 42, PO Box 397, Fish Creek. Door County’s center for the performing arts, big-name entertainment and educational opportunities. The Auditorium and Link Gallery bustle year-round with exhibits, concerts, movies, lectures and performances presented by a diverse mix of acclaimed professionals, community groups, emerging regional talent and student artists. www.dcauditorium.org. Peninsula Players Theatre A Truly Unforgettable Theatrical Experience. (920) 868-3287. Renowned for its artistic excellence and picturesque setting, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater. Explore the lush grounds of this Door County icon before settling into the all-weather pavilion for an evening of unsurpassed professional theater. June 17-Oct. 19, 2014. www.peninsulaplayers.com.

Sturgeon Bay THIRD AVENUE PLAYHOUSE Sturgeon Bay - Third Avenue Playhouse is Door County’s year-round performing arts center where Stage Door Theatre Company presents “professional theatre - up close & personal” in its 84-seat Studio Theatre. The StageKids program provides workshop and performance opportunities to young people. TAP’s 250-seat MainStage features concerts showcasing local and nationally–known popular artists. 920-743-1760 or visit www.ThirdAvenuePlayhouse.com for current schedules. l

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T ‘ he play’s the thing’ Peninsula Players Enter 79th Season Story by Ed Huyck

When reached in the bitter cold of February, Peninsula Players Artistic Director Greg Vinkler was already thrilled at the prospect of this summer’s slate of shows. “There’s a lot of variety,” he said about the five plays that will make up the theater’s 79th season on its stage on the shores of Green Bay between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek. “We don’t want to do a season of all musicals or all dramas,” he said. 30 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

Throughout the year, there will be ribald comedy, a murder classic mystery and the return of a popular country-western musical. The season opens with The Tin Woman ( June 17-July 6), written by Sean Grennan. Players premiered a previous work, Making God Laugh, by the playwright three years ago and Vinkler is thrilled with this return. “I fell in love with the play. It made me laugh and it made me cry,” Vinkler said. “I also wanted to focus on a different, family-oriented kind of play to start the season.”


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After that comes And Then There Were None ( July 9-27), a classic Agatha Christie murder mystery, just in time for the height of the summer. “It’s been quite a while since we’ve done a murder mystery in the second slot, and we’ve never done this one,” Vinkler said. Classic mysteries—and Christie was a master of the form— are as much about the characters as the murders. “In modern ones, a lot of the characters are not very nice people,” Vinkler said. “The characters (in Christie) are fun and very different. You never know who is going to do it.” The season goes from the large cast of And Then There Were None to the two-person The Mystery of Irma Vep ( July 30-Aug. 17). A small cast doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of characters. The two men in the show play eight characters and go through dozens of costume changes. Vinkler performed in the show at Players a couple of decades ago with Tom Mula. “It is one of the shows that Players has done that people still talk about. I know they enjoyed it back then. It’s a great show to put on in the middle of summer. It’s fun to have both actors play all these characters—men, women and werewolves,” he said. The season continues with Richard Strand’s Butler (Aug. 20-31), set during the Civil War. “We did it as one of our winter play readings last year, and I really, really liked the play,” Vinkler said. “It’s set during an interesting part of American history, but it is not in any way didactic.”

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Since 1990, American Folklore Theatre has set its stage deep in the woods in Peninsula State Park. AFT’s stage is surrounded by tall trees and covered with nothing but a starlit sky. It’s classic Door County, and the shows normally have a strong Northern Wisconsin flavor. The season runs June 11 through August 23, followed by an indoor fall season. Tickets are sold at the theater one hour prior to show time or in advance by calling (920) 854-6117. In 2014, the AFTcommissioned show Strings Attached makes its debut on the AFT stage, while fan favorites Packer Fans from Outer Space and Guys on Ice return. The fall season will debut The Bachelors for the first time at the Door Community Auditorium. A state park sticker is not required to see the summer shows in the park. Visit www. folkloretheatre.com for information on the shows. Situated on a spectacular piece of waterfront property on Peninsula Players Road between Egg Harbor and Fish Creek, the Peninsula Players is in its 79th season—America’s oldest professional resident summer theater. Its new, modern stagehouse is in keeping with the theater’s open-air pavilion feel for which it is famous. The season, consisting of five plays, begins in mid June and will extend through mid October. For information, call (920) 868-3287 or visit www. peninsulaplayers.com. Door Shakespeare has used Door County’s stunning natural qualities as a backdrop for its offerings since its debut in 1999. Performances are held in the garden at Björklunden Estate, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, just south of Baileys Harbor. Door Shakespeare’s 2014 season runs from July 5 through August 16, featuring King Lear and Comedy of Errors. For information, call (920) 839-1500 or visit www.doorshakespeare.com. Third Avenue Playhouse, located in the former Donna movie theater in downtown Sturgeon Bay, has firmly established itself in the echelon of Door County theater companies. Its new, professional in-house company has blossomed, offering long-running productions in their newly created black-box theater. Their traditional main stage offers short-run shows, film festivals, concerts and more. For an updated schedule, visit Ryan Patrick Shaw, left, www.thirdavenueplayhouse. Amy Ensign, middle and com or call (920) 743-1760. Ryan Schabach, right, in The 39 Steps at Third Avenue Playhouse. Photo by Tina M. Gohr.

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performing arts <<< THEATER continued from page 31 Washington Island’s year-round community theater, Island Players, will present The Miracle Worker, an American classic, on July 5-7 at the Truebood Performing Arts Center. Throughout the year, Island Players offers informal play readings, full-length plays, dramatic arts in the island school, workshops on theater and a summer acting camp. (920) 8472215 or visit www.islandplayers.org.

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The Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek continues its 21-year tradition of bringing big-name entertainment to the Peninsula. In past years, legendary performers like Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Bob Newhart, The Indigo Girls and many more have graced the Auditorium’s stage. Call the Auditorium box office at (920) 868-2728 or go visit online for updated schedules at www.dcauditorium.com. The Peninsula Music Festival is a Door County tradition spanning 57 years. Traditionally, the festival includes nine concerts over the first three weeks in August and features some of the finest performers in the classical music world. Concerts are 8 p.m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek. Tickets are available through the Festival office, 3045 Cedar St. in Ephraim, or online at www.musicfestival.com. (920) 854-4060. The Midsummer’s Music Festival is in its 22nd season. The classical/chamber music ensemble features world-class musicians from Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pro Arte Quartet, Aspen Music Festival and Atlanta Symphony to name a few. Concerts are performed in intimate settings throughout Door County including art galleries, churches, retreats and private homes. Visit www.midsummersmusic.com or call (920) 854-7088. The Birch Creek Music Performance Center, located three miles east of Egg Harbor on County E is Door County’s unique summer music school and concert venue where top professionals come together by day and perform by night in the 500-seat Dutton Concert Barn. The schedule for its 39th season of performances features: Percussion & Steel Band, June 19-21 and June 25-28; Symphony, July 3-5 and July 10-12; Jazz I, July 16-19 and July 23-26; Jazz II, July 30-August 2 and August 6-9. Birch Creek Music For complete information, or to Performance Center. reserve tickets, call (920) 868-3763 Photo by Tina M. Gohr. or visit www.birchcreek.org. The Washington Island Music Festival takes place August 4-15, featuring chamber and choral music by world-class musicians at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center on the island. In addition to concerts, the festival includes casual seminars, Children’s Music Camp and “Under the Big Top” featuring local musicians. l 32 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

<<< PENINSULA PLAYERS continued from page 31 The season ends with another return, Always… Patsy Cline (Sept. 3-Oct. 19), the musical about the famed country-western singer and her everyday Texan friend. This show was a hit at Players 15 years ago. “I usually like to wait 15 or 20 years to repeat any show,” Vinkler said. “I am not a particularly big country-western fan, but I do personally love Patsy Cline a lot,” he added. Vinkler is still finalizing the company for 2014. He has found that it is best to finalize the combination of plays before putting together the actors and directors for each of the shows. Part of that is not just finding the right mix for each shows, but working it out so they can carry over and perform in multiple pieces. Over the years, they’ve found that spending the entire season at Players becomes exhausting, while only performing in one piece shortchanges the performers of the singular experience of the theater. “The goal is to find the right balance,” Vinkler said. This year also marks Vinkler’s 26th season with Peninsula Players. “Inside, you still feel like you are in your 20s or your 30s,” he said. “For me, it has gone by very quickly. My job at the players has evolved over time. I was just an actor when I started and it evolved into being the artistic director. It is always new. Every year is new, and every year is a challenge. It never gets old.” For more information about Peninsula Players and the 2014 season, call 920-868-3287 or visit online at www.peninsulaplayers.com.


lodging hotels, hotels/inns motels & inns Ephraim Welcome to the end of the day. AmericInn Lodge & Suites Sturgeon Bay, WI 920-743-5898 AmericInn.com WI-5001718147

● EPHRAIM SHORES MOTEL/ RESORT & RESTAURANT 10018 Hwy. 42, Ephraim. 46 units, water view rooms, suites, in-room spas, sun deck, restaurant, indoor pool, whirlpool, free wireless Internet, AC cable, hair dryers, game room, playground, bikes. Close to boating, shops, park. For reservations/ info call (877) 8542371. www.ephraimshores.com.

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1 & 2 bedroom suites, pools and free breakfast 7888 Church Street, Egg Harbor, WI

920-868-9900 or 800-468-6160 www.newportresort.com

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● APPLECREEK RESORT-MOTEL & SUITES 3961 Hwy 42, Fish Creek, WI. (800) 569-0059 or (920) 868-3525. Door County Lodging. Indoor pool/whirlpool, suites w/ whirlpool & fireplace, hotel-motel style rooms. Across from shops, dining, Art School, Door Community Auditorium. By Peninsula State Park, bike, hike, golf, lighthouse, beaches, x-ski, sleigh/carriage rides, wineries, theatres, galleries, outdoor drive-in theater, great rates & perfect location! www.applecreekresort.com. ● HARBOR GUEST HOUSE 9484 Spruce St., Fish Creek, (920) 8682284 or (888) 868-2284. Open yearround. Luxury 1 & 2-bdrm apartments with fireplaces, kitchens, wireless Internet, and patios or balconies in an antique-filled Tudor guesthouse. On Fish Creek shore, marina adjacent, spectacular park and water views. Walk to shops and restaurants. www. harborguesthouse.com. 2014 | Your Key to the Door | 33


lodging ● PARKWOOD LODGE 3775 State Highway 42, Fish Creek, (920) 868-2046 or (800) 433-7592. If you are looking for affordable, family-friendly Door County lodging Parkwood Lodge should be your destination. We offer affordable rates, and many amenities for your enjoyment; large indoor pool, whirlpool, wireless internet, charcoal grills, picnic areas, playground, tennis courts, bon fire pit and lots of open space to play! We are located on Hwy. 42, between Ephraim and Fish Creek, and near Peninsula State Park on Hwy. 42. 3775 State Highway 42 - Fish Creek, WI 54212. E-mail: stay@ParkwoodLodge.com; www.parkwoodlodge.com.

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Sister Bay ● BIRCHWOOD LODGE 10571 Hwy. 57 (near 42/57 junction) Sister Bay, (920) 854-7195 or (866) 854-7195 Suites with Fireplace, Jacuzzi, kitchenette, king-size bed, TV/VCR, DVD, CD, MP3 and hi-speed Internet. 2-bedroom Village Homes and 4-bedroom Farm House. In/outdoor pool, sauna, fitness center, tennis, business center, 2 conference rooms. Near shopping, dining, beach! Year-round. www. birchwoodlodge.com.

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Sturgeon Bay ● AmericInn

622 S Ashland Ave, Sturgeon Bay, (920) 743-5898. How to take good care of people is what we do best. Stop In and discover true and genuine hospitality, we’ve earned our stripes and you’ll fee it the moment your family walks through our doors. AmericInn Hotels are proud to provide the amenities and services you want most and the little extras that make you smile. Free hot breakfast served daily, indoor pool and whirlpool and internet services. Americinn.com.

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The Landmark Resort is about creating memories that will linger long after returning home. Each of the spacious one, two and three-bedroom condo suites is tastefully appointed. Comfortable and casual, the accommodations reflect Door Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s relaxed attitude. We offer free wireless internet, swimming pools, whirlpools, steam rooms, fitness center, game room, and casual family dining. Whether relaxation or activity is the goal ... the Landmark Resort is central to everything Door County has to offer. Way more than relaxation ... the Landmark Resort has great value. www.thelandmarkresort.com

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resorts resorts&& condos condos Baileys Harbor ● BAILEYS HARBOR YACHT CLUB 8151 Ridges Rd, Baileys Harbor. 920- 839-2336. 1 & 2-bdrm suites with scenic views of the tranquil harbor, fireplaces, full kitchens, wireless Internet, whirlpools; staterooms with sitting area, kitchenettes, patios, lake views. Indoor & outdoor heated pools, whirlpool, saunas, fitness room & playground. Seasonal packages & rates. 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.

Waterfront Resort in the Midwest’s Premier Vacation Destination Deluxe 2-bedroom, 2-bath with full kitchen & fireplace Sand beach, paddle boats, canoes, tennis, sailboats & kayaks 4 miles of hiking & skiing trails in our 120-acre Wilderness Preserve Indoor pool, steam room, High-speed internet

Egg Harbor Alpine Resort and Cottages 7715 Horseshoe Bay Road, Egg Harbor – Located on 2700 feet of shoreline, the historic Alpine Resort provides beautiful sunsets, cozy rooms and suites, cottages and houses along with a sandy beach, outdoor heated pool, acclaimed 36 hole golf course, popular restaurant and pub, and free use of bikes, rowboats, fishing poles, tennis, shuffleboard and basketball. Nightly activities in July and August. Alpine – Simple. Uncomplicated. True Door County. www.AlpineResort.com. 920-868-3000.

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Warmth, charm and tradition are abundant at Door County's oldest and most famous inn, est. 1896. Hearty breakfasts and lunches, quiet candlelight dinners and traditional Door County fish boils. All meals open to the public. Reservations recommended for evening meals. 920-868-3517 4225 Main Street • Fish Creek, WI Open 7 Days a Week whitegullinn.com WI-5001759364

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One Happy ‘Holiday’ The Lure of Restoring One 1950s Classic Watercraft

When Steve Fischer looked at the old 24-foot 1953 Chris Craft Holiday, what he saw was work. That was not especially daunting since restoring classic wooden boats is what Fischer does for a living. What he didn’t know was, this particular project would turn into a nearly two-decade-long love affair with the special craft. Indeed, this one needed work. The Chris Craft, built in Michigan, had had an interesting history. It spent its early life on an inland lake in Wisconsin and then, as far as Fischer can piece together, the boat languished in the hot Arizona sun—so long, in fact, the upholstery melted. Eventually, it made its way back to the Midwest, to Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota, where Fischer found it in the early 90s, along with two other wooden Chris Craft boats. He carefully restored each one, and sold two. But this one particular boat, the Wooden Listen, was harder to part with it. “I had it for sale. It was on the market for almost 15 years. I couldn’t sell it and I couldn’t give it up,” he said. “I just 38 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

By Heidi Hodges

couldn’t find the right owners.” Being wooden, the boat needed yearly maintenance. And Fischer agonized over cosmetic details, like the boat’s color. “The whole boat is made out of mahogany, and a two-tone stain. It’s kind of unique—in the 50s they did that. They’d have real blond-looking wood and real red. But it was the same kind of wood.” It took a couple years to get the stain just right, he said. “I did it three times. Not totally restoring it, but making it better each time. I re-did the blond wood until I was happy with it.” Outside of issues like the upholstery, he was able to retain most of the original aspects of the boat. “It has its original bottom and original motor. Every screw has been turned, of course. And a couple major planks in the hull were replaced,” he explained. But other than that, the craft remains true to its original components and look. “Now, I just maintain it. I varnish it every year. Paint the bottom.” It was Fischer’s boat until four years ago, when a buyer finally surfaced. “A guy fell in love with it and bought it,” said Fischer.


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But that didn’t end Fischer’s relationship with the Chris Craft Holiday. Fischer and new owner Jonathan Ockers have worked out a unique agreement. Ockers “pays me to work on it annually,” said Fischer. When Ockers is in the county, he uses it. “But, it’s still pretty much my boat,” said Fischer. “He absolutely loves the boat,” said Fischer. “He’s an attorney, and he wrote quite a contract,” Fischer laughed. The boat demands the special relationship. Being an older wooden watercraft, it requires special maintenance and attention. And the owner needed to understand and appreciate the boat’s heritage and history, Fischer explained. It wasn’t for just anyone. The boat, Fischer said, showcases 1950s workmanship and style. “In the 50s, they really overbuilt everything. It was over the top,” he explained. This particular Chris Craft model is unique because it was not like the company’s other well-known designs. “It has a bull-nose bow, flared in front, not like a classic run-about. They were changing the design of the boats (at the time.) Run-abouts are great, but you couldn’t really walk around in them at all. These (the Holidays) got more family oriented.” “And the really funky stain,” Fischer said, pointing out the unique coloring that makes the boat stand out. “Some people might think it’s the ugliest boat,” said Fischer, laughing. Today, Fischer continues his business, Fischer and Daughters, restoring old boats, working on wooden crafts, varnishing and performing other marine work at his shop on Old Stage Road in Sister Bay. And his Wooden Listen graces the 2014 Key to the Door Illustrated cover, the subject of Kathy Stoffel’s cover-contest-winning photograph. (See separate story on pg. 6.) To see more of Fischer’s handiwork and many other classic boats, check out the Door County Maritime Museum’s Classic and Wooden Boat Festival in Sturgeon Bay, August 2-3, and Sister Bay’s Marinafest, August 30 (Labor Day weekend.) To contact Fischer in Sister Bay, call (920) 421-1838.

Create your own distinct Door County memories.

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lodging ● LANDMARK RESORT 4929 Landmark Dr, Egg Harbor. (920) 868-3205, (800) 273-7877. Located on 40 wooded acres, the Landmark Resort offers all suites, free Internet access, heated swimming pools, whirlpools, steam rooms & more. Each suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen, living room & dining room. Your best value in lodging. www.thelandmarkresort.com.

courts, grills. 1- to 3-bedroom units, some with kitchens, fireplaces; motel with microwave, refrigerator, and free continental breakfast. AC. All units on or near the water. AAA-rated. www.shallows.com.

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7888 Church Street, Egg Harbor. (920) 868-9900 or (800) 468-6160. Set in the heart of Door County, Newport Resort offers you spacious one and two bedroom suites with whirlpools, fireplaces and full kitchens. We also feature indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpool, sauna and fitness room. Free continental breakfast daily! Plus, we are within walking distance to all the great shops, restaurants and attractions in Egg Harbor. www.newportresort.com.

● EDGEWATER RESORT 10040 Water St, PO Box 143, Ephraim. (920) 854-2734. Overlooking Eagle Harbor on Highway 42 in Ephraim. Relax year-round 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. www. edge-waterresort.com.

● THE SHALLOWS RESORT P.O. Box 20, Egg Harbor. Reservations (800) 257-1560. Information (920) 868-3458. Waterfront resort centrally located on a beautiful private wooded shoreline just south of Egg Harbor, perfect for kayaking or enjoying Door County’s fabled sunsets. Amenities included with your stay are: heated outdoor pool, whirlpool, kayaks, bicycles, boats, tennis

● WATERBURY INN 10321 Water St, Ephraim. (920) 854-2821, (800) 720-1624. Approved…for the whole family. The Waterbury Inn, a family resort! We have 1 & 2 bed suites each with a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, DVD player and free wireless. Amenities include indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool, kids play area, gas grills, ping pong room, fitness room,

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Fish Creek ● LITTLE SWEDEN 8984 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek. (920) 868-9950. The Villas at Little Sweden are a home for all your senses, a place to relax & enjoy life. Enjoy 89 acres of natural splendor w/4 miles of trails, onsite golf course, location close to popular attractions, world-class amenities, yearround activities & daily concierge service. Door County’s luxury vacation resort offers the finest accommodations. www.littlesweden.com.

Sister Bay ● SCANDINAVIAN LODGE 10506 Highway 57, Sister Bay. (888) 64-LODGE or (920) 854-7123. 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 pools, whirlpool, sauna, children’s pool, fitness and game room. Wireless internet, playground, tennis, basketball, bike rentals & storage. Close to shopping, dining and the beach. www.scandinavianlodge.com.

Featuring Spectacular Sunsets & Total Relaxation On the Shore of Eagle Harbor,In the Heart of Door County’s Favorite Vacation Village Overlooking Peninsula State Park Family Owned/Operated • Relaxed, Family Friendly, Affordable • On-Site Water View Restaurant Indoor Pool • Whirlpool • Exercise & Game Rooms Sand Beach and Shoreside Sundeck • Playground • Wireless Internet • Spacious Smoke Free Rooms • Kitchens In-Room Whirlpools • Private Balconies Wonderful Housekeeping and Staff Nearby Shops, Tennis, Golf, Boat Rentals

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Sturgeon Bay ● BAY SHORE INN 4205 Bay Shore Dr, Sturgeon Bay. (800) 556-4551. 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. waterview suites, in-room whirlpool, individual decks, indoor/outdoor pools, whirlpool, wireless internet, cable, DVD/ VCRs, game room, fitness room, private beach, grills, fire pit, bikes, kayaks, row and paddle boats, tennis, fully equipped kitchens, dining room and living room with queen sofa sleeper. Seasonal rates and packages. www.bayshoreinn.net. ● WESTWOOD SHORES WATERFRONT RESORT Located just north of Sturgeon Bay on Bay Shore Drive. (920) 746-4057 or (800) 440-4057. Westwood Shore offers you breathtaking views and spacious suites with complete kitchens. We have a wide variety of activities for our guests, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, shorefront picnic areas, complimentary paddle boats and much more. 4303 Bay Shore Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. www.westwoodshores.net. l

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Door Bluff Headlands County Park, Gills Rock. Photo by Craig Larson.

Where treasures await

Traveling the Doorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roads Less Traveled

By Heidi Hodges

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Most visitors to Door County know the well-worn paths up and down the picturesque peninsula. Heading north from Sturgeon Bay there’s Highway 42 on the bay side, and Highway 57 on the Lake Michigan side. Along these routes are some of the most beautiful scenery and quaint towns the Midwest has to offer. Up and down these two highways, you’ll find world-class art, entertainment, shopping, scenery and food. There is so much to see and do on the highway, you might not believe that’s only part of the county’s story. There’s much more awaiting your discovery, if you are willing to head off the beaten path. In fact, one might argue that venturing off the main drag is the best way to find the heart and soul of the place. It makes sense. Artists who have been lured to the peninsula are drawn by the county’s beauty and peaceful rural solitude. These artists are found on Plum Bottom Road, for instance, County E, Isle View Road and Mink River Road...to name a few. There are potters, painters and watercolorists. There are skilled instrument-makers, carvers, sculptors and jewelry artists. When you leave the highway comfort zone, you’ll find many of these masters and their galleries and studios. (We encourage you to pick up our sister publication, the Door Peninsula Arts Guide to locate these artists.) Getting off the beaten path will lead you to some outstanding theater venues, as well. Door County boasts several professional companies and a host of indoor and outdoor stages for concerts. On any given night, there is likely to be a concert somewhere in the county. And most of these venues are located off the main highways. (For updated concert and theater listings, pick up our sister publication the Key to the Door Weekly.) While most gift shops and restaurants are, indeed, on the main roads through town, there are shops off the beaten path. Unexpected restaurants, wineries and specialty shops await your discovery.

Or maybe you just want to explore the natural splendor of the county. There are so many different kinds of landscapes, from boreal forests to awe-inspiring vistas to rolling farmland and, of course, the county’s shoreline. Indeed, you could make an entire vacation out of exploring the county’s shore. Again, to get up close and personal, it requires leaving the familiar highway routes. And, of course, our parks. State, county and village parks dot the county (see separate story in this issue for details on all the county’s parks.) There are also a number of Land Trust properties, sanctuaries and stateowned lands available for hiking. With all the shore and big water, some visitors are surprised to learn the county has several inland lakes. Kangaroo Lake and Clark Lake are popular destinations, but have you heard of Europe Lake? Or Little Lake on Washington Island? There are others, including more difficult-to-access bodies of water, like Mud Lake. Or the mysteriouslynamed Lost Lake. History buff? You’re in luck. There are more than a half dozen lighthouses to visit, from different time periods (for details, see separate story in this issue.) Talk about off the beaten path! To get to one of the earliest lighthouses on the Great Lakes, you have to take a ferry to Washington Island, then another to Rock Island. From there, it’s a mile hike. Worth it? You bet. Door County really has it all. Unless you yearn for an honest-to-gosh mountain—that’s one thing we don’t have here—you’re going to love what you discover, whether you are inclined to stay on the tried and true highways or venture off in search of new destinations. And the journey is at least half the fun. l

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recreation &attractions Egg Harbor EGG HARBOR VISITOR CENTER 4666 Orchard Road • PO Box 33, Egg Harbor, WI 54209. (920) 8683717. In a country where bigger is usually considered better, Egg Harbor was voted one of the top ten “Coolest Small Towns in America” by Budget Travel Magazine. There’s much to do and enjoy in Egg Harbor. Plan today to escape with an Egg Harbor twist – tranquil openness, pristine scenery and central location. We welcome you to experience Our Harbor. Your Harbor. Egg Harbor. www.EggHarborDoorCounty. org. Facebook: www.Facebook. com/EggHarborDoorCounty Twitter: @EggHarbor_WI.

Sister Bay SISTER BAY VISITOR CENTER - Come to Sister Bay to Unplug & Play! Sister Bay is the year-round hub of northern Door County, providing you and your family with the perfect atmosphere to escape the daily grind and relax on the beach, shop at fun boutiques, enjoy

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Sturgeon Bay STURGEON BAY VISITOR CENTER 36 South 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. (920) 743-6246. Enjoy Door County’s premier city year-round. Sturgeon Bay, Door County offers the finest selection of charming restaurants, welcoming accommodations, artistic shops, galleries and museums…all surrounded by the relaxing beauty of the historic waterfront. Fun festivals, nearby state parks and more activities than anywhere on the peninsula! vacation@SturgeonBay.net.

● THE FARM is a delight for people of all ages.

As a living museum of rural America, it is a blending of cultural, historical, agricultural, ecological, recreational and educational values. Every year, The Farm virtually explodes with newborn and new-hatched creatures. Goat kids, piglets, foals, calves and lambs are born throughout the season; chicks hatch everyday in the observation incubator. Be sure to check the stork report in the lobby. Located 4 miles north of Sturgeon Bay on Hwy. 57, we are open every day from 9-5 Memorial Day weekend through Mid-October. 920-743-6666.

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Washington Island

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS May 15-18, 2014 | Girlfriends Great EGGscape July 3-4, 2014 | Independence Day Celebration

WASHINGTON ISLAND FERRY LINE Visit Door County’s Island Community via Washington Island Ferry Line, from Northport Pier, end of Hwy. 42. Autos, campers, bikes, passengers. Connects with Island Cherry Train Tours in season. Ride the Karfi to Rock Island State Park. Visit Washington Island: museums, beaches, restaurants, gift shops, overnight lodging and more. 800-223-2094. www.wisferry.com.

August 16, 2014 | Door County Sports & Classic Car Show August 23, 2014 | EGGstravaganza September 20, 2014 | Egg Harbor AleFest

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October 11-12, 2014 | Pumpkin Patch November 28-29, 2014 | Holly Days

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Egg Harbor Alpine Golf Course 7670 Horseshoe Bay Road/Hwy. G, Egg Harbor, WI – Where the View is as Great as the Golf! Breathtaking views of the bay, majestic bluffs and glacier-carved natural hazards surround this acclaimed 36-hole golf course with practice range, putting green, rental clubs, golf packages, and bar and grill in the clubhouse. Tee times are accepted. Alpine Resort and the Hof Restaurant are located on the premises. www. AlpineResort.com. 920-868-3232.

● THE ORCHARDS AT EGG HARBOR GOLF COURSE 8125 Heritage Lake Road, Egg Harbor. (920) 8682483. A spectacular 18 hole championship golf course is built on 200 acres of scenic Door County property. The course is 7,200 yards from the back tees and winds through mature hardwoods, orchards and rolling meadows that are highlighted by a 5-acre lake. It’s challenging design is rated 74.4 from the tips, but offers at least 4 sets of tees at each hole that allow players of all skill levels to find an appropriate challenge for their game. www. orchardsateggharbor.com.

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recreationandattractions

tours tours&&guide guide services services

docked downtown Fish Creek. We offer daily narrated tours to Eagle Bluff Lighthouse, Peninsula State Park, Millionaire’s Row, Eagle Cave, Egg Harbor, Ephraim and the many islands, bluffs and beaches surrounding Door County. We also offer daily sunset cruises with live music. Daily tours: $39/person, $36/seniors, kids ride for free! www.FishCreekScenicBoatTours.com.

Fish Creek ● Door County Trolley 9197 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. (920) 868-1100. 8 Tours to Choose from; 1) Scenic Tour 2) Lighthouse Tour 3) Premier Wine Tour 4) Classic Beer Tour 5) Ghost Tour 6) Haunted Pub Crawl 7) Culinary Tour 8) Bloody Mary & Brunch Tour. Private Tours Available. www.doorcountytrolley.com.

wineries wineries&& breweries breweries Algoma

Sturgeon Bay ● DOOR COUNTY MARITIME MU-

SEUM 120 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay. 920-743-5958. Open year-round. The museum has four galleries, with the new exhibit Pirates Ship to Shore and an in-water water exhibit, restored tug John Purves. The Cana Island Lighthouse, off Cty. Q, north of Baileys Harbor a tourist favorite. At Gills Rock museum, see the fishing tug Hope and exhibits on shipwrecks and lifesaving. Both open seasonally. www. dcmm.org.

water watersports, sports, rentals rentals&&tours tours Fish Creek ● FISH CREEK SCENIC BOAT TOURS 9448 Spruce St., Fish Creek. (920) 4214442. Come cruise aboard our 69 passenger partly covered, partly open tour boat

● VON STIEHL WINERY 115 Navarino St., Algoma. 800-955-5208. The road less traveled leads to the von Stiehl Winery in Algoma. An overwhelmingly positive staff will help you find your favorite among nearly 30 varieties from dry grape to sweet fruit wines! While visiting, tour arched limestone caverns which date back to the Civil War era. Offering a high quality product at a valued price makes von Stiehl Winery an absolute “must stop” destination. Open 7 days a week, year-round. Tours & Tastings May-Oct. Tastings Nov.-April. www.vonstiehl.com.

Egg Harbor ● STONE’S THROW WINERY Just 2500 miles northeast of Napa Valley you’ll find our winery. Peaceful, unspoiled, and delightfully uncrowded. Nestled in the beauty of Door County Wisconsin, Stone’s Throw Winery invites you to sample our fine wines made from California and Door County grapes in the traditional one barrel at-a-time way. Come visit, taste and shop our marketplace. Walk our grounds and help yourself to a picnic table or bocce ball court. We are located in a 90 year old stone barn at the intersection of A & E at Peninsula Center, between Egg Harbor and Baileys Harbor. Open all year long. www.stonesthrowwinery.com. 3382 County Road E, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202. 920-839-9660. l

Pirates on Sturgeon Bay’s Waterfront Tales of bold captains, brave seamen, innovative shipbuilders, & much more. Shop Our Museum Stores at all 3 Locations! Tour the Historic Tug John Purves

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A Pioneer Past

Restored Hans Hanson House Part of Heritage VIllage

By Pamela Parks

Door County’s history is filled with the stories of foreign explorers, hearty mariners and determined pioneers—all searching for a new start in the abundantly beautiful corner of the Great Lakes. In t he mid-1800s, European immigrants made the Peninsula their home, conquering the forest, turning the soil into farmland and fishing in the surrounding waters. From Southern Door to Washington Island, and at each town in between, a variety of restored structures preserve the stories of the pioneers’ heartaches and triumphs. The newest addition to the list is the Hans Hanson house, a Door County Historical Society (DCHS) restoration project that opens to the public this summer. The Hans Hanson restoration offers a picture of an 1866 farm house highlighting rare Norwegian architectural techniques. Built in 1857 by shipbuilder and carpenter Hans Hanson—who immigrated to the United States from Norway at the age of 38 with his wife Bertha and two children—the home has withstood the test of time. Over the years, the home saw several different owners and the construction of several additions. George Evenson, president of the DCHS and the county’s historian, investigated the Hans Hanson house’s history and found it to be the oldest standing home in Sturgeon Bay.

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Located on its original site, the home features 14th- century Norwegian construction techniques, such as hewn and fitted exterior and interior log walls, key-way boards over door and window frames and Norwegian dovetail log notching. The superior quality of craftsmanship provided the distinction of a historic architectural gem worthy of preservation. By 1860, Norwegians made up the second largest ethnic group in Wisconsin. More than half of the 44,000 Norwegians in the United States were residing in the state— swayed by a convincing marketing campaign in Europe. Door County became the home to the only Norwegian Moravian settlement in Wisconsin. Reverend Andrew Iverson built the Moravian Church in Ephraim and then lived with the Hanson family while the Moravian Church of Sturgeon Bay was built. The Hans Hanson house, part of the DCHS’s Heritage Village, anticipates opening to the public June 27. Heritage Village, located at 2041 Michigan Ave., Sturgeon Bay, on the campus of Crossroads at Big Creek, depicts life in a crossroads town from 1880 to 1910. The Village is open daily from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Programs are presented Sundays at 2 p.m. and occasional Thursdays at 6 p.m. Visitors will encounter costumed docents who recreate one-room schoolhouse moments, the sights and sounds of the blacksmith’s workshop and a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a pioneer home and garden. The Hans Hanson house, located on Utah Street adjacent to the Heritage Village, will be open to the public; hours to be determined. l 2014 | Your Key to the Door | 49


Presenting

the past

Peninsula Provides Fair Share of History Lessons Written and compiled by Heidi Hodges

The Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay features the popular “Pirates—Ship to Shore” exhibit. Four additional galleries spotlight the area’s rich shipbuilding heritage, the county’s lighthouses and a collection of large-scale models. There are daily tours on the museum’s impressively restored museum vessel—the 150-ft. Tug John Purves. Visit www. dcmm.org for more information. At the Maritime Museum at Gills Rock, step aboard the fishing tug Hope or “fire” a Lyle gun in an interactive exhibit. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Late May to mid-October at the corner of Wisconsin Bay Road and Highway 42. At the Historic Noble House visitors can capture a glimpse of life at the turn of the century, including a country doctor’s office. Tours are offered daily mid-June to mid-October for a modest fee. Located at Highway 42 and Main Street. Afternoon walking tours of Fish Creek are also offered. Call (920) 868-2091 or check out www. historicnoblehouse.org. 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 late May to mid-October. Also on Washington Island, explore natural and historical artifacts at the Jacobsen Museum. Open daily from late May to mid-October on Little Lake Road. Heritage Village at Big Creek, near the intersection of State Highways 42-57 and Michigan Street, showcases authentic buildings relocated to the site, and replicas. Historic houses include the Hans Hanson House (see story on pg. 49.) 50 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

Included in the Door County Historical Society’s village is a one-room schoolhouse, once the Clay Banks Town Hall, the Greene General Store with its candy counter and wood stove, the Peterson Granary, and the Chapel. The Village is open June 15 through October 5. Hours are 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Programs are presented on Sundays at 2 p.m. and occasionally Thursday at 6 p.m. Visit www. historicalvillage.doorcountyhistoricalsociety.org for more information. Farther north, the Ephraim Historical Foundation oversees several museum buildings. These include the Anderson Barn History Museum, built in 1880. The barn contains a hands-on hayloft, a popular feature for children. The Anderson Store dates from 1858 and was in business for 100 years. The Iverson House on Moravia Street belonged to the minister who built Ephraim’s Moravian Church. In 1853, it was the earliest frame house in Northern Door. Pioneer Schoolhouse was a one-room center of learning for grades 1-8. The building was rescued from demolition through the efforts Above: Joan Wilkie in the role of a schoolteacher inside the one-room school inside Heritage Village. Photo by Tina Gohr. Below: The Historic Noble House. Photo by Mike Brisson.


historicalattractions Liberty Grove Historical Society Museum. Photo by Joyce Huff.

of teacher Helen Sohns, who, in the 1940s, appealed to community leaders to preserve it. Behind the schoolhouse is the Goodletson Cabin, built in the 1850s. Originally constructed on Eagle Island (today’s Horseshoe Island) it was moved by skidding it across the ice. Opening day is June 20—a free museum day. Walking and tram tours are available. Through August, hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. To 4 p.m. After Labor Day, hours are the same on Friday and Saturday, through the Columbus Day weekend. Visit www.ephraim.org for more information. Sister Bay’s Corner of the Past settlement, at the south entrance to the village on Highway 57, features The Old Anderson House Museum. The 19th-century farmhouse, brought across the ice from Marinette

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in 1895, holds heirlooms, artifacts and keepsakes from this area. Open June 7 through Oct. 4, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $5 per adult; children are free. Included in the admission is tours of 15 builds and use of a Discovery Pen—a new audio system for tours. There is a Farmers Market on Saturdays (June 28 through October 4) 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Also on Saturdays, starting June 21, the historical society will present heritage programs. Contact the Sister Bay Historical Society at (920) 854-7680. And near the tip of the Peninsula, next to the Grand View property above Ellison Bay, is the Liberty Grove Historical Society Museum. The site includes a log cabin dating to 1882—the first German Lutheran Church in Door County--moved from Ellison Bay. Today the cabin is used as a museum. There are also two shacks on the property, historically used to lodge migrant orchard workers. One was used as a summer kitchen where women cherry pickers carved their names, with dates, on the rafters. For information on events and hours, visit www.libertygrovehistorical.org. l

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MINISTRY DOOR COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Our professional, caring staff are now available for your immediate non-emergency medical needs from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on the weekends. Please use the Clinic Entrance and proceed directly to the Urgent Care Department for registration and medical care. There are green and white urgent care signs posted around the campus and inside the facility to assist you in locating the department for your convenience. Our Urgent Care Department is just seconds from the Emergency Room for full range of treatment options and is accessible to comprehensive hospital and lab/diagnostic facilities. For more information go to: www.doorcountyurgentcare.org.

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Diving on the shipwreck Autralasia in Lake Michigan waters, off the peninsula.

Under the Beguiling Blue

Courting Shipwrecks in Door County Written by Heidi Hodges | Photos by Tamara Thomsen, Wisconsin Historical Society

Donning a mask, snorkel and fins, and slipping into the cool, clear waters off Door County’s shore can be an epiphany of sorts. 54 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

As it turns out, the wonderful attributes tourists come to enjoy may be only half the peninsula’s story. The other half (and in many divers’ opinions, the better half ) is under the beguiling blue surface.


An underwater view of the Lakeland, wrecked off the Sturgeon Bay ship canal.

Don’t fret if you’re not keen on scuba diving—it’s definitely not for everyone. While scuba gear (and the requisite certification) gives you freedom to explore deeper depths, there is plenty of nautical stuff to view in shallow depths—or even just standing from shore. Cold, fresh water preserves the wooden timbers and other features of old ships, leaving them like a time capsule for future generations. However, don’t expect fully-rigged schooners to exist under the surface. Waves and ice do their damage to foundered vessels, so most wrecks are jumbled puzzle. They lie as silent testament to nautical days gone by—and the dangers brave mariners faced. By diving or snorkeling on a wreck, and you are intimately connected to those days. One of the best places to start a nautical history adventure is to visit www.maritimetrails.com. There, you’ll find links to many stops in Wisconsin (with specific information about Green Bay and Door County.) Divers and snorkelers will find information regarding underwater hot spots, along with pertinent historical information. The web site is also a fantastic jumping-off point for those looking to enjoy a maritime-history vacation from the safety of shore. Stops include museums, lighthouses and shipwrecks you can literally see from shore. For those inclined to go underwater, there has never been a better time to give the sport a try. Water clarity has steadily improved in the last couple decades, in large part because of the zebra mussel population. The little hard-shelled invasive beasts with sharp

edges (they probably arrived in the ballast water of international tanker ships unloading in the Great Lakes) cause all sorts of troubles, from clogged pipes to lacerated feet. But, in turn, they do a very effective job of filtering out cloudy sediments. The result is water so clear it sometimes seems tropical. Through the efforts of the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Maritime Trails, there are colorful interpretive displays on shore, adjacent to where shipwrecks lie. The boards provide information on the wrecked vessel’s history and often provide underwater-archeological survey maps…all without having to get your feet wet. And for those interested in a snorkel, but not fully committed to SCUBA, a number of shipwrecks are simple to locate and easy to snorkel, like the old dock pilings and wrecks off the beach at Jacksonport, the stone barges off Bullhead Point in Sturgeon Bay or at the Pinney Park (formerly Olde Stone Quarry) just north of town. Who knows what secrets the depths harbor? For those willing to take the plunge (both literally and figuratively) there are treasures to discover. But don’t be disappointed if there isn’t a chest of pirate gold waiting for you. Just getting away from the hustle and bustle of daily life is priceless. l

[Wrecks] lie as silent testament to nautical days gone by—and the dangers brave mariners faced. By diving or snorkeling on a wreck, you are intimately connected to those days.

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restaurants Baileys Harbor ● HARBOR FISH MARKET & GRILLE 8080 Hwy. 57, Baileys Harbor. (920) 839-9999. Waterfront dining in the heart of Door County. Fabulous breakfast, lunch & dinner daily. Breakfast entrées from 7 a.m., lunch entrées from 11:30 a.m., dinner entrées from 4:30 p.m. Great kids’ menu, full bar, homemade desserts. Outside water view garden dining in season. Traditional New England Lobster Boil on Wed., Fri., Sat, & Sun. www.harborfishmarket-grille.com. ● THE YUM YUM TREE

8054 State Hwy 57, (920) 839-2993. The Yum Yum Tree specializes in home-made premium ice cream, waffle cones, and a ‘full service’ soda fountain. Hand-made

Great View. Tasty Food. Friendly Crew.

fudge, brittles, caramel corn, licorices, chocolates, truffles, and old-time favorite candies. Deli specialties are sandwiches, salads, soups, brats and beef hot dogs. Carry out or eat in. Water view. Open MayOctober.

Brussels ● COUNTRYSIDE DINER AND BUNGALOW BAR 1356 Cty Rd DK, Brussels. (920) 825-7122. Home of the Original Hashbrown Sandwich ®. Located in historical downtown Brussels. We provide you with many daily specials starting with breakfast. Our homestyle cooking includes fresh hand patted burgers, Fish Fries on Friday, the best broasted chicken in Brussels and locally made fresh bakery and deserts. Come & visit our friendly staff who will make you feel like home.

Carlsville ● DOOR COUNTY COFFEE & TEA

7643 Hillside Road • Egg Harbor • Indoor and seasonal outdoor seating • Comedy Club • Great view of the bay • Friday Fish Fry

www.thelandmarkresort.com 920.868.3205 WI-5001766445

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5773 Hwy. 42, 6 mi. north of Sturgeon Bay in Carlsville. (920) 743-8930 or (800) 856-6613. Visit our casual café serving breakfast (famous hashbrown casserole) & luncheon fare. At least 3 home-made soups daily as well as sandwiches & daily specials. Fresh bakery & desserts go great with our full espresso bar featuring our own (roasted on site) Door County Gourmet Coffee. Gift shop features over 100 varieties of coffee, tea, gourmet foods & home décor items. Watch the coffee roasting operation. Open 7:30-5, 7 days a week, year-round. Drive-through opens 6:30 a.m. www.doorcountycoffee.com.

Egg Harbor ● CARRINGTON PUB & GRILL 7643 Hillside Rd., Egg Harbor, (920) 868-3205. Choose from a varied menu -- with many


restaurants twists on a traditional bar and grill offering. Experience a great view overlooking the bay of Green Bay. Savor tasty food, served by a friendly crew. Located on the north side of the Landmark Resort property. www. thelandmarkresort.com. The Hof Restaurant at Alpine Resort 7715 Horseshoe Bay Road, Egg Harbor, WI – Lovely shoreline setting, great food and special attention to service greet you at this restaurant featuring breakfasts daily of generous omelettes, German potato pancakes and Swiss Toast with Door County cherries. Lunch is available in July and August outdoors overlooking the harbor. Dinner entrees include fresh local fish, German specialties and super appetizers. Have a beverage of choice at the Hof Pub and Deck. www.AlpineResort.com. 920-8683000.

Ellison Bay ● MINK RIVER BASIN

Hwy. 42 Ellison Bay, (920) 854-2250. Open daily 11 am. Lunch & Dinner. Serving award winning burgers, sandwiches, pizza, fresh local fish and much more. A perfect place to catch the game. Extensive beer and wine lists plus full bar. Game room for kids and adults; breakfast Sunday 8 a.m. – noon. Outside seating, free WIFI. www.Theminkriverbasin. com.

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● THE VIKING GRILL & LOUNGE

12029 Hwy. 42, Ellison Bay. (920) 854-2998. Serving family-style food at family-style prices. Made-from-scratch breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specials, full menu. Home of the outdoor fish boil since 1961. Fresh Lake Michigan whitefish, red potatoes, sweet onions, cole slaw, DC cherry pie, beverages. Open daily 6 a.m. May-Oct. Call for winter hours. www.thevikinggrill.com.

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restaurants

Ephraim ● JOE JO’S PIZZA AND GELATO 10420 Water St (Hwy 42), Ephraim. (920) 854-5455. Dine in or carry out. Thin crust pizza, spicy Italian beef sandwich, Joe Jo’s special salad, hot and cold beverages, cream-flavored, low-fat Italian gelato fruit flavors or sorbettos, made with water; less than 1% fat. Perfect for lactose-intolerant. Open Daily at 11 a.m. www. doorcountypizza.com.

Home of the Original Hash Brown Sandwich®

Daily & Nightly Specials Specialty Breakfasts Burgers & Sandwiches

920-825-7122

Serving Hours Sun. - Mon. - Tues. 6 am - 2 pm Wed. - Thurs. - 6 am - 2 pm • 4:30 pm - 8 pm Fri. - 6 am - 8 am Sat. - 6 am - 2 pm • 4:30 pm - 8 pm 1356 County Rd. DK, Brussels, WI

● Second Story Restaurant at the Ephraim Shores Resort. (920) 854-2371. May-Oct. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menus updated regularly depending on what foods are in season! Panoramic view of Ephraim’s Eagle Harbor, sailboats and sunsets. Enjoy fresh, local homemade fare such as waffles, omelets, hamburgers, salads and salad bar, soups, prime rib, whitefish, perch and more! Healthy kids menu, vegetarian and gluten and dairy-free items. www.2ndstoryrestaurant.com.

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Burgers, Baskets, Wings, Pizza, Fresh Local Fish, Prime Rib and Much More! OUTSIDE SEATING t GAME ROOM t WI-FI BANQUET ROOMS AVAILABLE Best Tap Beer Selection in the County 920.854.225 t Hwy 42 - Downtown Ellison Bay www.TheMinkRiverBasin.com

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Fish Creek ● ENGLISH INN 3713 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek. Nightly features include beef or chicken Wellington; Friday night all-you-can-eat fish fry $17.95. Full menu includes steaks, seafood, poultry, pasta, vegetarian. May-Oct serving Thurs-Sun, Noon-11 p.m. & Mon-Wed 4-10 p.m. Nov - closed Mon; Dec-April serving Thurs-Sat. Call for holiday hours. (920) 8683076. text (920) 559-6837. www.theenglishinn.com. ● GREENWOOD SUPPER CLUB 9087 Cty. Rd. A, intersection of Cty A & Cty. F, 2 miles east of Fish Creek. (920) 839-2451. Bar opens at 4 p.m., dining room opens at 5 p.m., daily. Serving nightly June – Oct. Full menu, lighter fare menu, ala carte sandwiches. Plus nightly specials and 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. See menu at www.greenwoodsupperclub.net.

Enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Michigan while dining at Donny's Glidden Lodge. Relax and watch the waves roll up just a few feet away while our dedicated staff provides a most memorable dining experience.

920.746.9460 Reservations Accepted 4670 GLIDDEN DRIVE STURGEON BAY

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● JULIE’S PARK CAFÉ & MOTEL (920) 868-2999. 4020 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. Dine in our café for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We offer an outdoor patio, WiFi access, espresso bar, Gluten free menu and vegetarian options, kid’s menu and much more! ● Not Open in Winter ● Open 5+ days/week in winter ● Limited winter hours


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STEAKS • SEAFOOD • PORK • POULTRY • CHILDREN’S MENU

NIGHTINGALE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

1541 EGG HARBOR RD • STURGEON BAY 920-743-5593

Joe Jo’s Pizza and Gelato Specializing in home-made thin crust pizza made to order Breakfast ALL DAY • Vegetarian/Gluten Free Options • Kid’s Menu • Outdoor Seating Nightly Dinner Specials • FREE Wi-Fi

www.JULIESMOTEL.COM 920-868-2999

(920) 854-5455 10420 Water Street North Ephraim Wi-Fi Accessible

Put your taste buds to the test: offering 18 gelato flavors! Open Daily at 11:00 am

DoorCountyPizza.com

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INNOVATIVE MENU • FULL BAR • EXTENSIVE WINE LIST

10947 N. Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay · 920.854.5491 Reservations Recommended · www.jjswaterfront.com

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restaurants

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

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ICE CREAM FACTORY &

Sandwich Shoppe

Open Daily

11051 State Hwy. 42, Sister Bay

920-854-9693 • www.doorcountyicecream.com

● WHITE GULL INN 4225 Main St., Fish Creek. (920) 868-3517. Breakfast (winner, Good Morning America’s Best Breakfast contest), 7:30-noon, lunch, noon-2:30. Door County fish boil or candlelight dinner (from the menu) served nightly. Call for seasonally changing menu. Reservations requested for evening meals. Open year-round. www. whitegullinn.com.

Jacksonport JJ’S & LA PUERTA - see Sister Bay.

Sister Bay Now serving daily 8am-8pm

BREAKFAST • LUNCH • DINNER

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Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday Evenings Banquet Facilities seating for 175 Call Today for Best Date Available

920-743-6040

23 West Oak Street, Sturgeon Bay w w w.t heol deope r a house .com

The Door County Bakery Just South of Sister Bay, 10048 HWY 57. 920-854-1137 is a wonderful place to enjoy breakfast and lunch with truly a continental flair. Served in a comfortable dining room or on their open air patio, with a full service bar, these are meals that will make your trip to Door County memorable. (For more information, view pages 114-115). www.doorcountybakery.com and on FaceBook.

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● DOOR COUNTY ICE CREAM FACTORY & SANDWICH SHOPPE 11051 State Hwy 42, Sister Bay. (920) 854-9693. Serves its own super premium ice made right in the store. More than 30 flavors to choose from, as well as a long list of sundaes and other desserts. Customers can watch ice cream and waffle cones being made during production hours. Specialty sandwiches, soups, salads and homemade pizza complete the menu. www. doorcountyicecream.com.

BAR & Dining Room Open Knightly: May - December Weekends: January - April Lunch: Thurs. - Sun. Memorial Day Weekend Thru Oct. KNIGHTLY FEATURES

● JJ’S LA PUERTA RESTAURANT / WATERFRONT RESTAURANT JJ’s La Puerta now in two locations. Mexican/American food, awesome burgers, renowned margaritas. Hwy. 42, Sister Bay (920) 854-4513. Hwy. 57, Jacksonport (920) 823-2700. Waterfront Restaurant 10947 N. Bay Shore Drive, North Sister Bay, (920) 854-5491. Waterview. Menu changed seasonally. Full bar, extensive wine and martini list. Outside patio. www.jjswaterfront.com.

Plus Full Menu Including Over 60 Entrees.

Friday Knight Fish Fry

All-you-can-eat Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Cod, Catfish or Frog Legs $17.95

GIFT CERTIFICATES Featured Knightly

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● SISTER BAY BOWL

10640 North Bay Shore Dr., Sister Bay, WI 54234 (Corner Of Maple Dr & Highway 42), (920) 854-2841. www. Sisterbaybowl.com. The Sister Bay Bowl has great food, friendly service, ample portions, and just happens to have a six-lane bowling alley. For three generations, the Willems family has served great food that has made “the Bowl” a favorite dining destination. Sister Bay Bowl has been voted “Best Perch Fry” by Wisconsin Trails Magazine. Open year-round.


restaurants ● SUB EXPRESS AT SISTER BAY MOBILE 2579 S. Bay Shore Dr. (Hwy 42), Sister Bay. The freshest subs made to order, wraps, salads, pizza. Stop in, drive thru, call ahead for pickup. Breakfast sandwiches, soups, donuts, fruit smoothies, Vegan/veggie choices. ATM, firewood, bait. Wine, beer, groceries, free Wi-Fi. In Sister Bay Mobil Center in front of Shopko. 920-854-6700.

Sturgeon Bay The Brick Lot Pub & Grill 253 Third Ave, Sturgeon Bay. The 1st pub in Door County to serve until bar close and to deliver until midnight 7 Days a week. We offer a wide variety of menu items, beer selection, signature cocktails, and live music on Friday nights. Visit our website or Like us on Facebook for full details and a complete list of events including the Friday night band schedule. www.bricklotpub.com.

● DONNY’S GLIDDEN LODGE RESTAU-

RANT 4670 Glidden Drive, Sturgeon Bay. (920) 746-9460. You will find Glidden Lodge Restaurant snuggled under the pine trees along the scenic shoreline of Lake Michigan. Built in 1936, stone and timber construction and wraparound windows bring the shore into the dining room. You will find a large selection to top-notch entrees and a rotating list of delicious specialties. Quality comes first on all levels at this wonderful dining establishment. www.donnysgliddenlodge.com.

● JOHN MARTIN’S RESTAURANT 50 S. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay. (920) 746-6666. A trip to Door County would not be complete without a meal at John Martin’s. We now serve breakfast so start your day right with us. We have a new chef, a new menu and a new terrace for outdoor seating. All of our food is made in house and from scratch. Even the steaks are freshly cut on site. You

won’t want to forget our homemade desserts, they are unforgettable. We have vegetarian and gluten free selections. We are always happy to serve you your favorite beverage. Experience our elegant dining room with an informal atmosphere to make you feel like part of our family. Free WIFI. JohnMartinsDoorCounty.com.

● KIMZ GALLEY CAFÉ 229 Louisiana St., Sturgeon Bay. (920) 818-0558. Situated in a friendly blue farmhouse just off Third Ave, is a gem of a restaurant! Kimz offers a delicious “Farm to Plate” menu that uses only the freshest of locally grown produce, and products, coffee, wine and beer. Specialties include Swedish pancakes with lingonberries, Kimz’ Door County Cherry Pecan Chicken Wrap, Pulled Pork with Caramelized apples, and now offering many gluten-free menu options. Open daily at 7:30 am for breakfast and lunch; Dinner served Wed – Sat. Free Wi-Fi. www.kimzgalleycafe.com. ● THE NIGHTINGALE SUPPER CLUB 1541 Egg Harbor Road, (920) 743-5593. “Where the Locals Dine,” the Nightingale Supper Club has been a Door County staple for over 75 years! House specialties include our famous prime rib and local seafood dinners. We also offer burgers, sandwiches and a children’s menu. Catering available. We are closed on Sunday. Visit us at www.nightingalesupperclub.com. The Olde Opera House 23 W Oak Street, Sturgeon Bay. 920-743-6040. Open Daily, 5 a.m.-2 p.m. The oldest continuous business establishment in Door County is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Start your day off with Mama’s Swedish pancakes, or stop for lunch where burgers are our specialty and end your day with one of our amazing dinners. Our own BBQ Ribs, or pulled pork, Fish Fry’s on Friday or charcoal roasted prime rib on Saturday’s. We have what you are looking for, good food, historic ambiance, and a full bar. Theoldeoperahouse.com  l

● Not Open in Winter ● Open 5+ days/week in winter ● Limited winter hours Gas available 24/7!

at Sister Bay Mobil • DAILY LUNCH SPECIALS • SUBS/SALADS/WRAPS • BREAKFAST SANDWICHES • FRUIT SMOOTHIES & ICED COFFEE • PIZZA BY THE SLICE OR WHOLE PIZZA LOCATED IN FRONT OF THE NEW SHOPKO (FORMALLY PAMIDA) 2579 S. BAYSHORE DR., SISTER BAY • 920-854-6700

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Cana Island Lighthouse. Photo by Sandy Kwas.

Restoration projects keep the light alive By Barb Axleson

Visit one of Door County’s many historic lighthouses, and you might wonder what life was like as a keeper. There is a mystique to the occupation like none other. But today, the age of technology has swallowed up the old way of life. Where intrepid keepers once worked to keep the lights burning, now automated electrical fixtures provide the beam of guiding light for mariners on dark and fog-shrouded waters. While keepers are no longer needed, lighthouses are still an important part of maritime safety and history. The structures no longer house keepers and their families, but several are still used—and most are at least maintained for their historic value. Cana Island Lighthouse, on the shores of Lake Michigan, near Bailey’s Harbor, is one of those used and maintained. It’s also one of the most popular visitor destinations 62 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

in Door County. Constructed in 1869 on an 8.7-acre island, the first light was lit in 1870. The island stands near the mainland shore, from which visitors can cross a causeway to examine not only the classic lighthouse tower, but also the island itself. The keeper’s home is maintained and there is also an eight-sided oil house, a small barn and a privy on the grounds. Listed on the National Register, the buildings contain exhibits. Tours and a video are offered. For almost a century and a half the 89-foot light tower has risen over the land and water. Today, visitors can climb 97 steps of a spiral staircase to the galley deck and ponder the many trips of keepers who once hauled heated lard to the lamp, to keep the fire burning. The grounds also boast a nearly-100-year-old gated stone wall erected on the eastern end and there is even an array of cables and steel sheets in the rocks, a somber reminder of the freighter lost in fog and run aground in 1928. And just two miles out in the lake, another shipwreck, this one from 1919, is marked with a buoy. The picturesque assemblage of buildings will soon benefit from a restoration effort. The long-anticipated restoration, scheduled to begin in May, is the result of a 3-year fundraising campaign


lighthouses

Northern Lights A Guide to the County’s Remarkable Lighthouses Written and compiled by Heidi Hodges

Sturgeon Bay Pier-head Lighthouse. Photo by Sandy Kwas.

launched by the Door County Department of Parks in partnership with the Door County Maritime Museum. Funds already raised include more than 90 percent of the original goal of $2,600,000. The museum and the parks department took over the mission of preservation of the unique area from the U.S. Coast Guard years ago and in 2009 an historic structures report team contributed information regarding basic flaws in the five buildings that would “hinder access by the public, limit interpretation, and cause general degrading of the building fabric that will, over time, if left unaddressed, result in the loss of historic integrity.” At the same time, the nonprofit group Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands is working toward restoring the 19th century lighthouse facilities. So far, according to its president, Tim Sweet, a new roof, a repainted boathouse, and a porch restoration have been undertaken. Sweet says funding for the project is from donations and includes volunteer labor as well as contractors. He adds that the restoration is a large project and work will last far into the future. l

While several of Door County’s lighthouses are open and available for tours, others are not. The best time to get acquainted with the historic structures is during the annual Lighthouse Walk, held the second weekend in June, when many otherwiseinaccessible lighthouses are open to the public, and boat tours are available to view those that are hard-to-reach. For more information, including a down loadable brochure describing access, restrictions and history, visit www.doorcounty.com/lighthouses. • The Canal Station Lighthouse and Pier-head Lighthouse (est. 1899) are both set at the entrance to the Sturgeon Bay canal and Coast Guard station on the shore of Lake Michigan. They are fully-operational. The public can access a nearby picturesque breakwall. • Sherwood Point Lighthouse (est. 1883) is at the north end of Sturgeon Bay. With the exception of the lighthouse walk, the grounds are off limit and set aside as a rest and recuperation area for active U.S. military. • The Baileys Harbor Range Lights (est. 1869), north of town, were used to guide mariners safely into the harbor by lining the two lights up. The grounds, located within the Ridges Sanctuary, are open to the public. • The Old Baileys Harbor Light, sometimes referred to as “The Birdcage” (established in 1852 and removed from service in 1869) is located on a privately owned island and only visible from the water. • One of the best-loved lighthouses in the county, Cana

Island Lighthouse (est. 1869) is, as the name indicates, on an island. But because water levels are low, it has been possible to walk across a mostly-dry causeway. But be cautioned: the causeway is rocky and rough. Operated by the Door County Maritime Museum, the grounds are open year-round, and the lighthouse is open for tours May 1 through the last Sunday in October. (There is a fee to access the grounds and lighthouse.) • Perched on a bluff overlooking the waters of Green Bay, Eagle Bluff Lighthouse (est. 1868) is located within Peninsula State Park. Open to the public from the end of May through the end of October, guided tours are available for a fee. • Located on the northwest corner of Chambers Island, in the waters of Green Bay, is the Chambers Island Lighthouse (est. 1858.) Although it is only accessible by boat, the lighthouse is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day. • Between the mainland of the peninsula and Washington Island lie the Plum Island Range Lights and Pilot Island Lighthouse (est. 1858.) These lights are not open to the public, but can be viewed from the water. • On the northern tip of Rock Island, on the northernmost part of Door County, lies Pottawatomie Lighthouse (est. 1836.) One of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes, the facility has been carefully restored and is open to the public (although to access, visitors must get to Rock Island by boat—a passenger ferry is available from Washington Island) and walk a mile to the site. l

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shopping Door County

Carlsville

42 57 – Two Paths. One Door. Ah, Door County. This is our place. This is where we go. Here, is where we re-energize, where we escape, where we find tranquility, and where we are happiest! Much of the excitement is the anticipation of getting there. And getting there begs the question, do we take 42 or 57? Either way gets us to the place we love. Now we can wear these feelings on our sleeve – literally. And on our hat, and our coffee mug ... get the picture? Shop Ah-Wisconsin.com.

● CANDLEWORKS OF DOOR COUNTY 5789 Hwy 42, Carlsville. The new home of Door County Candle Co. Explore the factory and take advantage of factory direct savings on the highest quality scented candles. Shop the region’s largest selection of candles & accessories. Dip your own candle creation. Open all year. (920) 746-2125, toll free (877) 263-5975. www.DoorCountyCandle.com.

Baileys Harbor

● CARLSVILLE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION Come discover a place where classic Door County rings true. Spend a leisurely afternoon in a country setting enjoying what the quaint local businesses have to offer in their specialties of coffee, wine, beer, ice cream and gifts. Discover the heart of Door County. Carlsville Day is the last Saturday in July. www.carlsvilledoorcounty.com.

Nelson Shopping Center – see Fish Creek listing.

● DOOR COUNTY COFFEE & TEA

● NORTHCOTE CLOCK & STEIN SHOP 7701 Elm Point Rd. off Cty. E, Kangaroo Lake. (920) 839-2215. Direct German importers. Hundreds of beer steins to choose from, both new & vintage. Also beer & wine glasses, pewter & crystal. We also feature Black Forest cuckoo clocks and other unique & novelty clocks, Hummels, wind chimes & more. 10-6 daily. MC/Visa OK. E-mail: ncote@execpc.com.

5773 Hwy. 42, 6 mi. north of Sturgeon Bay in Carlsville. (920) 743-8930 or (800) 856-6613. Beautiful gift shop featuring over 100 varieties of (roasted on site) Door County Coffee, tea, gourmet foods. Home décor items to make your cottage or home feel like Door County. Charming café serving breakfast, lunch, full espresso bar, coffee drinks, bakery & desserts. Watch the coffee roasting operation. Open 7:30-5, 7 days a week, year-round. Drive-through opens 6:30 a.m. www.doorcountycoffee.com.

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jams - jellies - pickles pies - specialty food items Gift boxes & corporate gifts are our specialty! 1/2 mile east of Gills Rock on Hwy 42 Ellison Bay 920-854-2268 • Fax: 920-854-7299 www.beashomadeproducts.com Open 7 days a week (closed Sundays Nov. 1 - May 20)

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FISH CREEK

KITE COMPANY

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KITES · WINDSOCKS FLAGS · TOYS 3903 Hwy. 42 - Next to the YMCA Fish Creek, WI 54212 • 920-868-3769 WWW.FISHCREEKKITES.COM

Anderson House Shop & Gallery Ephraim

Browse through 9 rooms of historic 1864 Anderson House and discover fresh & unique merchandise.

Beautiful jewelry, home & garden décor, fair trade goods, fine soaps and much more. Hwy. 42 & Anderson Lane • Ephraim, WI (across from the Anderson Dock)

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A fun-filled eclectic shopping experience!

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Egg Harbor ● CHRISTINE’S CASUALS & CLASSICS 7783 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor. (920) 868-3750. Upscale, upbeat, fashionable and fun! The store for beautiful clothing. You won’t miss the 190-foot white picket fence and large porch plus a TV for men to watch their favorite sports channel. Outdoor fashion shows. www.ChristinesDoorCounty.com. ● CINNAMON WINDMILL

7828 Hwy. 42, Main Street Shops, Egg Harbor, (920) 868-2448. Inspiration smiles & giggles. 23 successful years making customers happy. “We buy what we love for people who love what we buy.” Please visit to see what is new. Open daily May thru Oct, weekends in winter. www.mainstreetshopsdoorcounty.com.

● MAIN STREET SHOPS Located in the heart of Egg Harbor, 7828 Hwy 42. Please visit 19 of Door County’s finest shops all in one location. Woman’s clothing & accessories, T shirts, sweatshirts, fun kids gifts, seasonal & Christmas décor, bath & body, Aveda Beauty Salon, scrapbooking, gourmet foods & kitchen gadgets, and much more. Ample parking available. www.mainstreetshopsdoorcounty.com.

Ellison Bay/Gills Rock ● UNCLE TOM’S NEWPORT SCHOOL CANDIES 703 Europe Bay Rd., Ellison Bay. (920) 8544538. We pride ourselves on great candy recipes. The fudge is hand whipped; peanut brittle is spread on a marble table. Pancake mix and porridge recipes have been passed down for generations. Enjoy a free bag of popcorn in our unique 1900’s schoolhouse. www.uncletomscandy.com.

Ephraim ● ANDERSON HOUSE SHOP & GALLERY Hwy. 42 & Anderson Lane, Ephraim. (920) 8544142. Home and garden accessories, sterling silver and fun custom jewelry. American hand-crafted art, Fair trade goods, Charles Peterson prints and

City Farmer

much more. Open daily April – Oct; JuneAug. until 9 p.m.; winter, weekends.

● BLUE DOLPHIN HOUSE & DBH STUDIO 10320 Water St, Ephraim, (800) 765-0141. Contemporary collection of merchandise to enhance your home, garden and lifestyle. Representing local, regional and national artists. Named one of the Top 25 Retailer of American Craft. www.bluedolphinhouse.com. CITY FARMER 10432 Highway 42, North Ephraim. (920) 854-7501. One of Door County’s top shopping destinations. Located in a restored historical dairy barn, filled with furniture, area rugs, lamps, permanent botanicals, tabletop accessories, wall décor, and other decorative accessories. Featuring Vera Bradley handbags and accessories. Visit our beautiful gardens for bird houses, feeders, garden furniture, birdbaths, and garden accessories. Open daily. 10432 Hwy. 42, North Ephraim. 920-854-7501. www.thecityfarmer.com.

● MCKEEFRY & YEOMANS LLP 10440 N. Hwy 42, Ephraim. (920) 854-4749. Featuring fine gifts, furniture and home accessories, along with a variety of tried and true gardening tools and ornamentation. Door County-grown fresh flower bouquets are available in season, along with silk arrangements created by our in-house floral designer. www.mcyeo.com.

Fish Creek ● FISH CREEK KITE CO. 3903 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek, next to the YMCA. (920) 868-3769. Specializing in the finest kites from around the world, as well as flags, kite accessories, windsocks and wind spinners. www.fishcreekkites.com.

Logan Creek Soap

www.thecityfarmer.com

Number One Shopping Destination in Door County!

Beautiful, All Natural Soaps, Lotions and Lip Balms for Natural Beautiful Skin 10432 Hwy. 42 P.O. Box 590 Ephraim, WI 54211 (920) 854-7501 OPEN YEAR ROUND

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Shop in the Garage at 505 S. Neenah Ave. 920-746-7945 www.logancreeksoap.com


Sister Bay’s Busiest Commercial Center for Over 100 Years

5 Great Stores On the Hill in Uptown Sister Bay

Door County’s Most Extensive Selection of Decorated Sportswear and Logo Wear for the Entire Family

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Photo by Tina Gohr.

A bit of France

on the Peninsula By Kathy Steebs

Drive through Door County in mid to late July (and possibly even early August, depending on the weather) and you’ll see firsthand why this county is the fourth largest cherry producer in the nation. There are thousands of acres of trees, heavily laden with cherries, cherries and more cherries! Don’t expect these Door County cherries to be sweet. Only a small portion of the peninsula’s orchards are reserved for sweet varieties. Most orchard acres (approximately 2,000) are devoted to the tart Montmorency cherry—the fruit that made Door County famous. Montmorency, you say? That word sounds particularly…French, and it is. In a county known for its Scandinavian, German and Belgian heritage, how did a French cherry get rooted in Door County culture? Blame it on A.L. Hatch and E.S. Goff, a commercial fruit grower from southern Wisconsin and a professor of horticulture from UW-Madison, respectively. In the late 1800s, Hatch and Goff recognized that Door County’s geography was uniquely suited to growing fruit—the peninsula is surrounded on three sides by water, keeping spring weather cool but not too cold, allowing blossoms to slowly mature without succumbing to a killing frost. Inspired by the early successes of Door County farmers who were growing fruit as a sideline 68 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

since the late 1860s, Hatch and Goff decided to purchase 80 acres north of Sturgeon Bay for their fruit growing enterprise. In 1893, the two combined their knowledge and began planting mixed varieties of plums, cherries, pears, apples and strawberries— experimenting with hardy varieties that could survive harsh Wisconsin winters. By 1905, one of their imports—the Montmorency cherry, named for a valley in France—emerged as the most popular (and profitable) fruit produced in the county. More than 100 years later, the fruit remains popular. That’s probably, in large part, because the flesh of the Montmorency stands up well to baking, making it ideal for pies and cobblers. And its tartness makes the unique cherry a sought-after complement to earthy meat and game dishes. In fact, you can expect to find Door County’s favorite cherry in restaurants and markets throughout the peninsula. But it’s not just for cherry pie. Don’t be surprised to see it in savory dishes, such as a glaze for duck breast or in cherry bratwurst. Of course, it’s also in countless sweet creations, like stuffed French toast and preserves. (Don’t forget Cherry Bounce, a potent local concoction of cherries seeped in vodka.) To find the best time of the season to pick Door County cherries or gaze upon their spectacular blossoms, visit www.wisconsincherries.org. l


shopping JACKSONPORT CRAFT COTTAGE GIFTS FOUNDER’S SQUARE Located on Main Street, Fish Creek. Experience Door County’s top shopping destination in the heart of Fish Creek. Spend the day discovering Founder’s Square’s 13 unique shops and restaurants nestled between the scenic bluff and Fish Creek harbor. www.founderssquaredoorcounty.com.

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● OILERIE FISH CREEK 4083 Main St., Fish Creek. (920) 868-1561. When Amy Jo and Curt opened their doors in the summer of 2003 they had no idea that Oilerie Fish Creek would become the largest retailer of evoo in America! That means our oils are always fresh – we do not close in the winter like others do. Oilerie Fish Creek is open 360 days a year! Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are anxious to meet you and help you select from our exclusive Italian oils and aged Balsamic vinegars.

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Fish Creek. On Deck’s sense of style sets the standard for classic, casual clothing that is perfect for the relaxed local landscape. Located on the corner of Main Street and Highway 42 in the heart of downtown Fish Creek. Don’t miss our Lower Deck Sale Store, downstairs in the Fish Creek Market Building just north of On Deck. All stores open year round. 920-8689091. www.ondeckclothing.com.

Phone: (920) 823-2288 E-mail: ail: jarosh@dcwi jarosh@dcwis.com 6275 Highway 57 • Jacksonport, WI 54235

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Nelson Shopping center - Two locations: W3449 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek, (920) 854-5752, and 8124 Hwy. 57 Baileys Harbor, (920) 839-2326. Hardware, electrical, plumbing, sporting goods, automotive, housewares, lawn & garden, T-shirts, sweatshirts, LP Gas, camping supplies. Open year around. www.truevalue.com.

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● NAN & JERRY’S 4084 Main St, Fish Creek. (920) 868-3402. Reasonably priced sweatshirts, t-shirts and clothing, Pali sandals, beach accessories, camping supplies, fishing licenses, fishing equipment, live bait, ice. Open daily 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; July & August ‘til 8 p.m. E-mail: nanandjerrys@charter.net.

Fine arts, crafts and home decor Summer Hours - Daily 9am to 5pm Winter Hours - Friday, Saturday, Sunday 2014 Amish Quilt & Craft Shows July 10-13 & October 9-12 at Mr G’s Hall

Say Cheese!

The edible gift from Door County

Great selection of premium Door County Cheese, available in gift packs!

WI-5001749375

RENARD’S CHEESE

M-F 8-5 Open Weekends email: renards@renards.com • www.renardscheeselovers.com County S Algoma, WI 54201 920-743-6626 or 920-487-2825

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shopping

Northcote Clock & Stein Shop

It’s Li ke Shopping in Germany! Browse through our shop featuring hundreds of unique items imported directly from the Black Forest of Germany. Featuring Cuckoo Clocks and over 1,000 Beer Steins. Glassware; wine, pilsner, pint, etc. Nautical items, Pewter figures, Wind chimes, bar mirrors and much more! WI-5001710611

7701 Elm Point Rd. (East Shore Kangaroo Lake) Baileys Harbor - Phone 920-839-2215 www.northcotecottages.com

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● TOP OF THE HILL SHOPS One Stop23 Shops and a café! Corner of Hwy. 42 and County F, north end of Fish Creek, across from Door Community Auditorium. Enjoy a memorable shopping experience in a parklike setting. Explore our galleries, boutiques, and specialty shops. Ample parking available. www.shoppingdoorcounty.com.

Jacksonport ● JACKSONPORT CRAFT COTTAGE GIFTS 6275 Hwy. 57, Jacksonport. Celebrating 29 years in business, Jacksonport Craft Cottage Gifts features Door County’s premier collection of Amish Quilts, Fine Arts and Gifts created by over 130 artists. Open 9-5 daily, May-Oct. & winter weekends (Fri., Sat., Sun.). Amish Quilt & Craft Shows at Mr. G’s Hall, Hwy. 57, south of Jacksonport, July 11-14 & Oct. 10-13, 2013. (920) 823-2288. www.JacksonportCraftCottage.com.

Juddville ● KITTY KORNER OF DOOR COUNTY

8509 Hwy. 42, Downtown Juddville. (920) 868-3436. Feline Fancies for Feline Fanciers. Gifts and toys for the avid kitty person. Open daily May−Oct., 9−4; Open Apr. weekends 10 a.m.−4 p.m. www.kittykornerdoorcounty.com.

Sister Bay COUNTRY WALK SHOPS Country Walk Drive, which joins Hwys. 42 & 57, Uptown Sister Bay. Join the savvy shoppers who make Country Walk Shops their favorite one-stop DC shopping destination. Find distinctive boutiques, specialty shops, food emporium and services set in one of the county’s most beautiful gardens. Open daily, many shops open year round. TO FIND US: If you are coming north on Hwy. 42 from Ephraim, turn right on Country Walk Drive at the BP gas station. If you are coming on Hwy. 57 from Baileys Harbor, turn left on Country Walk Drive just past the Scandinavian Lodge. www.countrywalkshops.com.

● TANNENBAUM HOLIDAY SHOP 11054 Hwy. 42, Sister Bay. (920) 854-5004. We carry the largest selection of premier collectibles, handcrafted items and seasonal décor in Door County. Look for a 130-yearold church one mile north of the Sister Bay Marina. Open daily year-round, 10-5. Shop online at www.tannenbaumholidayshop.com. ● Not Open in Winter ● Open 5+ days/week in winter ● Limited winter hours 70 | Your Key to the Door | 2014


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Sturgeon Bay ● DOOR COUNTRY GIFTS 160 N Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. (920) 743-7459. Door County’s largest selection of T-shirts, sweatshirts, and resort wear. Adult sizes S-3XL. Kids 6 mo. to 16. Local jams, jellies, and syrups. Souvenirs, jewelry, caps. Area’s best selection of large sizes. ● LOGAN CREEK SOAP 505 S. Neenah, 1 block E of Madison Ave, Sturgeon Bay. (920) 746-7945. Making and selling beautiful, natural soap in our factory/retail store since 1999. Conveniently located in the garage behind our home. Also found at local farmer’s markets in Jacksonport, Sturgeon Bay and the Settlement Shops in Fish Creek. We make our soaps, lotions and lip balms without irritating chemicals for you and your pets. Shop hours 9-5 Wed-Sat. www.Logancreeksoap.com. ● On Deck Clothing Company Sturgeon Bay. On Deck sets the standard for classic, casual clothing, footwear and accessories. Visit our downtown Sturgeon Bay store located on the corner of 3rd and Jefferson for quality brands and boutique selections. All stores open year-round. 920.743.8778. ondeckclothing.com. ● SPIN OF DOOR COUNTY 108 S. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay. (920) 7467746. Come learn & get inspired at Door County’s destination yarn shop! Spin is a haven of color and texture, yummy yarns, books, buttons, bags and ideas. Twice weekly open sessions and a full schedule of knit and crochet classes bring community alive. Find us in the restored historic bank building where you’re greeted by our helpful, hands-on staff. Shop our new online store! www.spinofdoorcounty.com.

Town & Country Lifestyle Clothing 7783 HWY 42, EGG HARBOR

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WIENKE'S MARKET 292 County S between Sturgeon Bay & Algoma

A Unique Door County Farmstead OPEN DAILY YEAR-ROUND

920-743-7014 or 920-487-5722 WI-5001762305

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NAN & JERRY’S • 66 Years in Business • Reasonably Priced Sweatshirts, T-Shirts & Clothing • Beach Accessories • Camping Supplies • Fishing Equipment • Fishing License • Live Bait • Ice OPEN DAILY 8:30 A.M.-6:00 P.M.

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markets/specialmarkets/ ty foods foods specialty Algoma Renard’s Cheese 248 County Road S, Algoma. 920-743-6626 or 920-4872825. Take the scenic way home and come where the cheese curds are the freshest, right from the factory! We take pride with the quality of our cheese. We make sure we properly process, age and cure the cheese to ensure you the best product made in Door County. Our gift shop can make up a Door Co sampler box of our finest cheeses, sausage and wines to take home for yourself or a family friend. Don’t forget to get a bag of curds for the drive home! Open Mon-Fri 8-5 open weekends.

● WIENKE’S MARKET 292 Cty. S., 10 miles south of Sturgeon Bay. (920) 7437014. Family owned and operated for over 40 years, Wienke’s Market offers fresh inseason produce, homemade pickles, jam, pie fillings and fresh bakery. Enjoy Door County cherry pies, homemade fudge and Norwegian lefse. Open daily year-round. We ship! www.wienkes.com.

Egg Harbor ● JORNS SUGAR BUSH 4518 County T, Egg Harbor, half mile east of Hwy. 42, (920) 868-3161. “When you have made it light, you have made it right.” Perfect-score Jorns’ maple syrup won a blue ribbon at the North American and International Conference. Homemade maple syrup and candy, jams, jellies and gifts. Mail orders welcome. Open year-round. www.jornssugarbush.com. WOOD ORCHARD MARKET 8112 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor. (920) 868-2334 or (866) 763-2334. A third generation business that is truly unique, totally delicious and very Door County...not only do we feature the finest home decor, specialty bakery items, and an abundance of fresh home grown fruits and vegetables, we are the only Wisconsin grower of the famed “Sweet Tango” apple! There is fun for the whole family, so come by and experience Door County at its finest! We are open daily 9-6. Like us on Facebook.

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Different from all the rest... Truly Unique - Totally Delicious Very Door County

Ellison Bay/ Gills Rock ● BEA’S HO-MADE PRODUCTS, LTD One-half mile east of Gills Rock on Highway 42. (920) 854-2268. Since 1884, and on the same family homestead, four generations of Landins produce more than 100 varieties of jams, jellies, pickles and relishes plus homemade pies, and cookies. Open daily year-round. Closed Sundays Nov 1-May 20. Mail orders. www.beashomadeproducts. com.

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● PIGGLY WIGGLY Country Walk Mall, Sister Bay, (920) 854-2391. Full service grocery, fresh meats, bakery, deli, great chicken & lunch specials, lottery, video, beer, wine, liquor, greeting cards, magazines. Ample parking. Summer: Open Mon.-Sat. 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Winter: Open daily at 7:30 a.m. – call for closing times.


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Sturgeon Bay ● MADISON AVENUE WINE SHOP 25 S. Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay. (920) 7460872. Recipe for a Door Co picnic! Pick up one of our over 2,000 bottles of wine from around the world. Artisan cheese, olive oil, locally baked bread and dark chocolate! Our shop also carries the largest craft beer selection in Door Co. New for 2013 Door Co Spices, a variety of spices for the foodie in you. We have a large selection of gifts and art by internationally know Mike McCartney. Free olive oil and wine tasting daily! www.madisonwine.com.

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● RENARD’S CHEESE STORE 2189 County Hwy DK, (920) 825-7272. Renard’s Cheese & Deli – Located 7 miles south of Sturgeon Bay, off Highway 57. Free Cheese & Wine Tasting Daily! Renard’s features a wide variety of our handcrafted cheese, cheese curds and sausage as well as a vast array of specialty products from the Door County area. Open Year ‘Round. Shop our Country Store or online at www. renardscheese.com.

gifts gifts Carlsville ● PET EXPRESSIONS/DOOR COUNTY

GENERAL STORE 5781 Hwy. 42, Carlsville. (920) 743-2228. Two intriguing stores under one roof! Pet Expressions offers unique gifts for pet lovers and their pets. Door County General Store offers a great selection of Door County clothing, lighthouses, seasonal gifts, candy and more. Pets welcome; open daily year-round 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. www.PetExp.com.

Sturgeon Bay ● T. SIMON JEWELERS 69 S. Madison Ave. Sturgeon Bay. (920) 743-2206. www. tsimonjewelers.com. Featuring the largest display of diamonds and colored gemstones in Door County. Featuring Chamilia beads, in hundreds of styles. Exclusive Door County beads & gemstone slides. Designer bridal collections as well as colored gemstones pieces that can only be seen at T. Simon Jewelers. An exceptional selection of gemstones in an array of colors. In-store goldsmith and custom design. l

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Beach days!

Renovations Needed to Keep Beaches Clean, Safe and Open By Kathy Steebs

With five state parks, 19 county parks and almost 300 miles of shoreline, Door County is bursting with public beaches—a grand total of 53—of all types, including sandy, rocky, large, small, crowded or secluded. In the past few years, some people have noticed that their favorite strands no longer resemble the beaches they remember. Indeed, 80 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

many Door County communities have spent considerable effort on beach makeovers. Sometimes the improvements are quite obvious and appreciated, such as a new playground area or better bathrooms. Other times, however, the “improvements” seem unclear, illogical and irritating. Why would someone erect a tacky orange fence around a bunch of weeds— ruining the scenic beauty and drastically reducing sand space for beach goers? The answer lies in three words: Beach Restoration Project.


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The need to make improvements became clear in 2002 when various beaches on the Great Lakes were deemed to have unsafe water. Several of these popular spots were in Door County. Since 2003, the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department has partnered with county, state, and federal agencies to monitor water quality at its beaches, determine the sources of contamination and develop strategies for keeping water quality high to avoid closures. Water monitoring and analysis showed that poor water quality didn’t have one simple cause but was a result of a combination of sand erosion, bird droppings and rainfall runoff. The solution? Beach restoration projects. For starters, improving the grade of the beach eliminates water pooling in flat areas, which can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Bringing in coarse sand encourages infiltration and also makes for a drier, cleaner environment. Dune grass is a triple threat against water contamination— it minimizes rainfall runoff, reduces sand erosion and deters waterfowl from lingering on the beach. So if you see what might look, at first glance, like a tacky fence on the beach this summer, remember it is only temporary until the dune grasses mature and take root, to keep the beach clean and the water safe. l

state parks Peninsula State Park, an expanse of 3,776 acres, was established in 1910, making it one of Wisconsin’s oldest state parks. Peninsula is not only the county’s most heavily used park, it is one of the state’s most popular publicly owned destinations. And it’s no wonder, with stunning overlooks of sparkling waters and nearby islands, 472 campsites, shallow, warm Nicolet Beach, boat launches, 20 miles of hiking and biking trails (including a rough terrain mountain bike path), plus an extensive road system for touring. It’s also the summer home to the American Folklore Theatre. Peninsula Park is located off Highway 42 between Fish Creek and Ephraim. (920) 868-3258. Potawatomi State Park is located on County PD off Highway 42-57 south of Sturgeon Bay. The half-milelong Ancient Shores nature trail is a feature of the 17 miles of trails that wind through its 1,225 acres. The park offers a modern boat ramp with access to great fishing spots in nearby waters. Campers can find a peaceful retreat in the 123 campsites the park provides, many nestled up next to a mossy bluff. (920) 746-2890. Rock Island State Park is the northernmost park in Door County. Day trippers can enjoy a spectacular sand beach and miles of hiking trails. The park is also popular among campers, with 40 sites, many located along the shore. A magnificent boathouse and the county’s oldest lighthouse are its primary structures. Outside of private boating, access to the island is via the ferry Karfi from Washington Bike trail at Island. (Biking is not allowed on the Peninsula island.) (920) 847-2235. State Park. Photo by Kathy Newport State Park lies near Stoffel. the tip of the peninsula’s mainland, at the end of County Road NP, north of Ellison Bay. Newport’s 2,373 acres are devoted to a wilderness credo, so there’s only one mile of road for motor vehicles. The road terminates near 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 can enjoy 16 remote campsites, many on the shores of Lake Michigan. (920) 854-2500. Whitefish Dunes State Park is found off County Road WD from Highway 57, south of Jacksonport. The towering sand dunes of this 863-acre park form the backdrop to one of the best-loved sandy beaches in the Midwest. A two-mile self-guided nature trail highlights the trees and unique plants native to this part of Wisconsin. Behind the ancient dunes are more than 13 miles of hiking trails to explore. This is a day-use park only, meaning there is no camping. (920) 823-2400. Visit www.dnr.state.wi.us for information on visiting the Wisconsin State parks. Entry stickers for state parks are required. 2014 | Your Key to the Door | 81


county parks Cave Point, likely the county’s most popular destinations, is a magical place located near Jacksonport. The park stands above a shallow sea cave and dazzling limestone bluffs along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. On windy summer days, freshwater mist fills the air as waves crash impressively against the rocky bluff. In winter, cold spins the mist into whimsical art of icicles and frozen waves. A sizable and accessible gazebo can be rented to provide the perfect backdrop for weddings and special occasions. Another favorite that boasts a bit of adventure, as well as a dose of maritime history, is Cana Island Lighthouse near Baileys Harbor. Park the car and take a careful walk across the rock causeway for a rare opportunity to climb up a still functioning navigation lighthouse tower. From the catwalk, enjoy an unbeatable view of Lake Michigan’s shoreline. The Door County Maritime Museum oversees the 140-year-old lighthouse, which is open to visitors daily May through October for a modest admission fee. Located in the remnants of the Leathem and Smith Company’s stone quarry north of Sturgeon Bay, George K. Pinney (formerly the Olde Stone Quarry) is surrounded by the impressive dolomite walls left behind from the quarry days. The setting is perfect for picnics, sunset watching and fishing. A modern six-lane boat launch and handicapped-accessible fishing pier provides access to the prime bass, northern and perch fishing waters of Green Bay. Scuba divers can enjoy exploring two shipwrecks, the Joseph L. Hurd and the Mueller, located in the waters adjacent to the park. Ellison Bluff, a State Natural Area near Ellison Bay, offers unparalleled views of Green Bay and is a spectacular place to watch a sunset. Accessible hiking trails can be found under the forest canopy, and adventurous visitors can give the challenging multiple-step 82 | Your Key to the Door | 2014

GPS-guided geocache treasure hunt a try. Nearby is Door Bluff Headlands, which also features a high overlook of Green Bay and offers challenging hiking trails and breathtaking waterline views for kayakers. A bay side sandy beach can be found south of Egg Harbor at Frank E. Murphy park, a hub of summer activities with a playground, volleyball court, picnic area and pavilion. The park is also home to the annual Door County Triathlon in July. Several county parks are located on Lake Michigan’s shoreline, including Southern Door’s Robert LaSalle. Retrace the French explorer’s landing point in 1679, and enjoy the rise over the cobblestone beach. Children will enjoy the playground in the lower level of the park. Also found lakeside is Baileys Harbor Ridges and its newly rehabilitated sand beach. On breezy days, this park is the perfect spot to catch a breathtaking glimpse of local kite boarders riding the wind and waves. A quiet haven for serious naturalists and visitors interested in a challenging hike on unmarked trails is Lyle-HarterMatter Sanctuary and Meridian near Jacksonport. A highway wayside is the only access point to both of the State Natural Areas, which contain rock outcroppings that showcase the Niagara Escarpment and forested ridges and swales of past lake shorelines. The tallest sand dune in the county is hidden under a forested carpet in the Sanctuary near Kangaroo Lake. In southern Door County, find Sugar Creek just a bit off the beaten path along the bay shore. It now features an 18-hole disc golf course through 20 acres of hardwood forest. Forestville Dam along the Ahnapee River is a quiet inland setting for kayakers and also offers a new pier for catch-and-release fishing. Visitors can walk on the dam’s spillway to enjoy a spectacular view, then stay and play at the playground. The park ABOVE: Photo by Tina Gohr. BELOW: Cave Point. Photo by Kevin Nordmeyer.


doorcountyparks provides access to the scenic Ahnapee State Trail, also a county park, that is a public pathway for biking, hiking, horseback riding and winter snowmobiling. The trail follows 12 miles of the retired railroad line of Ahnapee and Western. John Miles not only hosts the Door County Fair in August but has multiple soccer fields, a playground, and is home to the county’s only stock car racetrack. Visitors are likely to see 4-H horse drill teams practicing in summer or special events such as the Century Ride or American Cancer Society Relay for Life. For brilliant fall colors (and history of a horrific tornado of fire that swallowed an early settlement in the area) visit historic Tornado Memorial Park, a quick stop off

Highway 57 south of Sturgeon Bay. Local fishermen have enjoyed access to the frozen waters of Green Bay for winter ice fishing for decades by way of Chaudoir’s Dock, Robert M. Carmody and George K. Pinney. Like Pinney Park, Carmody is a modern, accessible boat launch into Green Bay and its renown fishing grounds. A fast fair-weather launch into Lake Michigan is Lily Bay, which leads to a 3-mile stretch of shallow reef north of Sturgeon Bay called “The Bank,” a hotspot for salmon and lake trout. Enjoy the scenery and a bit of adventure with a ride on the ferry from the Peninsula to Washington Island to enjoy a serene waterside picnic and the sandy beach at Percy Johnson park. For additional information on Door County Parks, visit http://map.co.door.wi.us/parks or call (920) 746-9959.

business &services Ephraim PREMIER PROPERTIES OF DOOR COUNTY, INC. 3005 Church St., Ephraim, WI. (920) 854-9799. Specializing in serving buyers and sellers of fine waterfront, water view, and inland homes; condominium units; land; and commercial properties throughout Door County. We are proud of our consistently superior level of service. Realtor ® and

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Sturgeon Bay DOOR COUNTY ADVOCATE 235 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay, (920) 743-3321 and Country Walk Shops, Sister Bay. A twiceweekly newspaper with 100% local news, sports and community information, plus Your Key to the Door Weekly. www.doorcountyadvocate.com. DOOR COUNTY MAGAZINE 235 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay, (920) 743-3321 and Country Walk Shops, Sister Bay. Door County Magazine, published quarterly, explores the landscape, culture and people of the region. Other affiliate publications: Your Key to the Door Vacation Guide (annual), Door Peninsula Arts Guide (annual), Door County Fun Map (annual), and Door County HomeFinder.com (monthly). www.doorcountymagazine.com. l 2014 | Your Key to the Door | 83


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menu guide intro page

Brussels Countryside Diner | 91 Sturgeon Bay The Brick Lot Pub & Grill | 92 Donnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Glidden Lodge | 93-95 John Martins Restaurant | 96 Kimz Galley Cafe | 97 The Nightingale Supper Club | 98-99 Madison Avenue Wine Shop | 100 Renards Cheese | 101 The Olde Opera House | 102 Egg Harbor Carrington Pub & Grill | 103-105 Carlsville Door County Coffee & Tea | 106

Fish Creek The Oilerie Fish Creek | 107 The English Inn | 108-110 Julies Park Cafe & Motel | 111 Ephraim Second Story Restaurant | 112 Sister Bay Door County Ice Cream Factory & Sandwich Shoppe | 113 The Door County Bakery | 114-115 Baileys Harbor Harbor Fish Market & Grille | 116 Yum Yum Tree | 117

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Home of the Original Hash Brown Sandwich® HAM, SAUSAGE, MUSHROOMS, GREEN PEPPERS & ONIONS Daily & Nightly Specials Specialty Breakfasts Omelets Made-to-Order Skillets of Your Choice Eggs Benedict Specialty Burgers and Sandwiches

Friday Fish – Perch and other fish plate dinners

Saturday Night Prime Rib & Chicken

Sunday

Broasted Chicken

Brussels Countryside Diner 920-825-7122 Fully Stocked Bar Available WI-5001765755

1356 Country Rd. DK, Brussels, WI Serving Hours Sun. Mon. Tues. 6am-2pm Wed. & Thurs. 6am-2pm 4:30pm-8pm Fri. 6am-8pm, Sat. 6am-2pm 4:30-8pm brussels 2014 | door | Your county Key to menu the guide Door | 91


PROUD TO CARRY LOCAL: The first pub in Door County to serve until bar close and to DELIVER until MIDNIGHT, 7 days a week!

RE ENARD’SS CHEESSE MARCHA ANTT’S MEATTS DOOR R COUN NTY DISSTIILLLERY Y BEE ERS & PIR RITTS SP

OUR FEATURED ITEMS INCLUDE: BRICK LOT BURGER PULLED PORK MEATLOAF SANDWICH FAJITA CHICKEN SANDWICH MARCHANT’S FRESH 1/3# HAMBURGER BRAT PATTIES - FLATBREADS SANDWICHES - WRAPS

FRIDAY FISH FRY

LIVE MUSIC EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT!

Fish Tacos & Traditional Fish Fry

RIB SATURDAY Rack of ribs smothered in our famous Brick Lot Sauce

NIGHTLY DINNER SPECIALS Family Friendly 253 N. 3rd Avenue – Sturgeon Bay – 920.743.9339 Serving Food at 11am

2 for 1 A ppetizer s 5pm to 7 p m Monday – Thursd ay

www.bricklotpub.com facebook.com/bricklotpub

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DONNY’S

Glidden Lodge Din Hosts Your Don, Rita & Tim Zellner

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FEATURING MONTHLY SPECIALS AS WELL AS NIGHTLY SPECIALS Monday Coldwater Australian Lobster Tail 8-10 oz. $29.95 Rack of Lamb $29.95

Tuesday Roast Duck $21.95

Wednesday German Specialities $14.95

Thursday

14 oz. Prime Rib $16.95

Friday

Fresh Catch of the Day elax and

Fresh Lake Perch or Baked Whitefish $16.95

watch the

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waves roll up

Prime Rib Queen Cut 18 oz. $21.95

just a few feet

Prime Rib King Cut 24 oz. $24.95

away while our dedicated staff provides a most memorable dining experience.

EARLY BIRD SPECIALS DAILY from 4:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. for only $12.95 (includes our fabulous homemade soup and salad bar) All dinners come with soup and salad bar Fresh breads and rolls Full Menu served daily starting at 4 to 9pm

(920) 746-9460 Reservations Accepted

4670 Glidden Drive, Sturgeon Bay www.donnysgliddenlodge.com WI-5001732697

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The Glidden Experience Your entree selection will be served with choice of potato and fresh vegetables de jour. Dinners also include our soup and salad bar, which features fresh breads, homemade soups and salad made from select mixed greens. All of our steaks are hand cut and aged to perfection in house to ensure the absolute best quality.

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu (For children under 12)

Chicken Strips.................................................$6.95 Served with French Fries

Three French Fried Shrimp...............................$6.95 Mac-N-Cheese ................................................$6.95 Add Soup and Salad Bar ..................................$2.00

Appetizers

Escargot ......................................................... $7.95 The ďŹ nest quality French Helix served with a puff pastry

Shrimp Cocktail ..................................... $1.95/shrimp Plump, crisp jumbo shrimp served with cocktail sauce

Blackened Yellow Fin Tuna ...............................$9.95 Flash seared rare with cajun seasoning and roasted red bell pepper sauce

Cheese Curds ..................................................$5.95 Lightly breaded, deep-fried Wisconsin cheddar cheese

Appetizer of the Day........................................ $7.95 Ask your server for details

Salads

Caesar Salad

$5.95

Served with seasoned croutons, mushrooms, red onions and dressing

Vegetable Saute

Vegetarian

An array of frozen and seasonal fresh vegetables, sauteed with olive oil, garlic, basil and red pepper pesto. Served over wild rice blend or pasta With grilled chicken breast With 4 sauteed shrimp 94 | door Your Key county to the menu Door guide | 2014 | sturgeon bay

$16.95 $19.95 $21.95


Glidden Restaurant Entrees

Signature Dinner - The Glidden

10 oz. choice tenderloin grilled to perfection with a Merlot sauce and candied onions atop toast points and Gorgonzola cheese.

$27.95

Tenderloin Shish-Kebab

$18.95

Steak & Shr imp Combo

$22.95

Marinated, grilled choice Black Angus tenderloin skewered with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and sweet bell peppers. Served with a wild rice blend. A 6 oz. tenderloin grilled to order served with four jumbo shrimp.

Filet Mignon

Center cut choice Black Angus tenderloin grilled to order. Served with au jus 6 oz. . . . . $19.95

12 oz. . . . . $26.95

New York Str ip

$25.95

14 oz. dry aged choice Black Angus New York Strip grilled to order. Served with au jus.

Ribeye Steak

$25.95

14 oz. choice Black Angus center cut, grilled to your liking. Served with au jus.

I owa Center Cut Pork Chops Juicy and grilled to your liking.

1 Chop . . . . $14.95

2 Chop . . . . $19.95

Gr illed Lamb Chop

Thick cut, tender and juicy American form raised lamb served traditional style with apple-mint jelly. 1 Chop . . . . $19.95

2 Chop . . . . $26.95

Gr illed Chicken Breast

$14.95

Marinated tender with fresh herbs, grilled to perfection, served with wild rice and a side of Hollandaise sauce.

Lobster

Australian cold water rock lobster served with drawn butte~ Your choice of 1 or 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 8 oz. Tails . . . . Market

Price

Sur f & Tur f . . . . Market Price 8 oz. Australian cold water rock lobster tail and a 6 oz. grilled tenderloin. The best of both worlds. Blackened Yellow Fin Tuna

$18.95

Yellow ďŹ n tuna blackened with a spicy Cajun seasoning, grilled to order and served with a roasted red bell pepper sauce

Jumbo Shr imp

(8) . . . . $18.95 Succulent jumbo shrimp served sauteed or deep fried.

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Pan fried with Japanese bread crumbs and seasonings.

"Gliddenize" your steak by adding a Merlot sauce and candied onions atop toast points and Gorgonzola cheese. ... $4.00 Add sauteed fresh mushrooms to your steak selection ......... $3.75

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DINE IN / TAKE OUT • OPEN YEAR ROUND

920-746-6666

Where Customers Become Friends

50 S. Third Avenue • Sturgeon Bay JohnMartinsDoorCounty.com

Come See what’s New! FEATURING NEW

Full Service Bar with Martinis and Speciality Drinks NOW SERVING

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner New Extensive Appetizer Menu Freshly made from Scratch Pasta Fresh Seafood Hand Cut Steaks Unbelievable Flat Bread Pizza Fresh Homemade Dressings & Soups Local Fresh Ingredients Decadent made from Scratch Desserts

Out late?

Now serving from our late night menu.

Call for reservations

Catering Available See our Full Menu on

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Everyth in Made F g ro m Scratch

“Local from Farm to Plate” Exclusive Gluten Free Menu Options Vegetarian Options Friday Night Pan Fried Fish Specials

HOME OF THE FAMOUS Door County Cherry Pecan Chicken Salad Wrap

Baked Pecan French Toast w/ Caramel Sauce

Summer Hours 8am Daily Breakfast and Lunch Serving Dinner Friday and Saturday—Offering a full dinner menu Log on to our website for full menu, music schedule and coupons

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Nightingale Supper Club 1541 Egg Harbor Road (Across from Walmart) 920.743.5593

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A FAMILY TRADITION

Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm Sat: 8am-4pm Sun: 10am-4pm

EAT IN OR CARRY OUT!

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Sunday Brunch

Dinner Steaks Seafood Chicken Vegetarian Gluten-Free

Made to order Omelettes Pancakes • French Toast Eggs any Style • Broasted Chicken

Appetizers

Chicken Wings Spicy Fried Pickle Spears Cheese Curds

Lunch

Daily Specials Monday – Thursday Chef’s Choice

Come see what he has cooked up.

Specialty Burgers Chicken Sandwich Fish Sandwich Pulled Pork Hot-or-Cold Ham or Turkey Sandwiches

Friday

Fish Fry

Baked or Fried

Saturday Prime Rib

Sunday

Broasted Chicken

Homemade Desserts

We have what you are looking for! Great Food • Historic Ambience • Full Bar

The Olde Opera House Open Daily 5am - 2pm 23 West Oak Street, Sturgeon Bay

920-743-6040

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Great View, Tasty Food, Friendly Crew Fresh Off the Grill The Carrington Pub & Grill offers casual, relaxed dining with an inspired menu. In addition to our delicious Friday Fish Fry, we offer American classics and specialties each and every day: steaks, pasta, pizza, appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and kids meals. Recognized as the "Best Meal Deal" by the readers of Door County Magazine. Located on the north end of the Landmark Resort property.  Summer Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner. Serving 11 AM - 9 PM.  Happy Hour: Daily from 5 - 6 PM.  Kid’s Menu: Flavorful, fresh and fun. Healthy choices too.  Karaoke: Every Saturday night ( 9 PM ) - all summer.  Indoor and Outdoor Seating: Seasonal outdoor seating. Sit on the deck and enjoy.  View: One of the best views in Door County.

Menu

 Gluten-free: Gluten-free menu is available.  Fish Fry: Check out our Friday Fish Fry. You’ll be hooked.  Award-Winning: Named the “Best of Door County.” How fun.

Best Meal Deal | Best Place to Meet for Lunch | Best Place to Take a Date

920.868.5162 or 920.868.3205

Carrington Pub & Grill

7643 Hillside Road | Egg Harbor

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Great View, Tasty Food, Friendly Crew Friday Fish Fry Beer Battered Cod Our chef has reeled in a secret batter recipe for you to enjoy. Served with steak fries, coleslaw, and fresh marble rye bread. $12.99 Pan Fried Whitefish Tender and flaky. Pan fried to a golden brown. Served with steak fries, coleslaw, & fresh marble rye bread. $17.99 Kids Fish Fry Beer breaded cod plate with fries and coleslaw. $8.99

Entrees Entrees are served with baked potato or rice (excluding pastas), vegetable of the day, and a freshly prepared breadstick. Only a few of our many selections ... Pork Rib Eye Steak Juicy and flavorful, this grilled steak is topped with brandied Door County cherries, onions and bacon. $20.99 Filet of Sirloin Steak Thick, center-cut top sirloin steak. Well-flavored and tender. This steak is a real pleaser. $21.99 Spinach Artichoke Chicken Breast Grilled chicken breast topped with our home made creamy spinach artichoke sauce. $15.99 Fettucini Alfredo Fettucini tossed with home-made and deliciously creamy Alfredo sauce. $13.99 Southwest Tilapia Seasoned tilapia fillet baked to perfection, topped with freshly made Pico de Gallo. $16.99 Pan Fried Walleye Hand-breaded and lightly sauteed. $20.99

www.CarringtonPub.com Our menu also features:  Appetizers  Soups & Salads  Pizza  Decadent Desserts

920.868.5162 or 920.868.3205

Carrington Pub & Grill

7643 Hillside Road | Egg Harbor

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Great View, Tasty Food, Friendly Crew Sandwiches All sandwiches are served with our signature fresh potato chips. Here’s a sample of just a few of our many offerings. Steak Sandwich Fresh marinated beef, thinly sliced, topped with Swiss cheese and sautéed mushrooms on warm French bread. $14.75 French Dip Lean roast beef stacked atop French bread with au jus served on the side. $9.99 Focaccia Patty Grill Certified Angus Beef grilled to perfection. Add freshly sautéed onions, Wisconsin cheddar and Swiss cheeses. $10.99 Turkey BLT Wrap Thinly sliced turkey, crisp bacon, fresh lettuce and tomato all rolled into a fresh soft tortilla. $9.99 Chicken Ranch Club A marinated chicken breast topped with bacon, lettuce, and tomato. $10.99 Garden Delight Wrap Fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, peppers, and balsamic vinaigrette on our tomato herb wrap. $9.99 Landmark Stack Layers of ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato on toasted thick cut Italian bread. $10.99 Buffalo Chicken Wrap Crispy chicken wrapped inside a tomato tortilla shell along with lettuce, tomato, onion and shredded cheese. $9.99 Our delightful menu includes appetizers, more sandwiches, pasta, pizza, entrees, soups and salads.

www.CarringtonPub.com Our menu also features: Feisty Shrimp Fettucini  Filet of Sirloin  Mighty Meaty Pizza  Taco Pizza



920.868.5162 or 920.868.3205

Carrington Pub & Grill

7643 Hillside Road | Egg Harbor

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3713 Hwy. 42

Fish Creek, WI • 920.868.3076 Text: 920.559.6837

Friday Knight Fish Fry - $17.95 All-you-can-eat Perch, Whitefish, Walleye, Cod, Catfish or Frog Legs

Stop in before or after any local show for old-fashioned ice cream drinks or specialty martinis

Knightly Features Beef & Chicken Wellington Pistachio Encrusted Halibut Whitefish Oscar Plus Full Menu

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Breakfast

Pancakes, omelets, oatmeal, granola, stuffed French toast, etc.

Lunch

Sandwiches, burgers, salads, wraps, etc.

Nightly Specials MONDAY

Homemade Meatloaf Dinner

Highlights: • Kid Friendly Dining • • Gluten Free menu • • Vegetarian options • • Outdoor patio • • Breakfast all day • • Espresso and bakery bar •

4020 Hwy 42, Fish Creek, WI 920.868.2999

Hours: 6:59am - 9:01pm www.juliesmotel.com

Located at the entrance to peninsula state park, open daily

TUESDAY

Traditional Pot Roast Dinner

WEDNESDAY Brisket Dinner

THURSDAY Honey Baked Chicken

FRIDAY

FRIDAY NIGHT FISH FRY Cod, Perch, All-you-can-eat

SATURDAY BBQ Ribs

SUNDAY Traditional Czech Roast Pork Dinner

Full dinner menu served nightly as well fish creek 2014 | door | Your county Key to menu the guide Door | 111


Secondd Storry Restaurannt Located on the he second story of Ephraim Shores Resor orrt 10018 Water Streeet Ephraim, Wisconsiin Door County

Fresh. Local. Contemporary. Dining on a whole other level.

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ALL NEW IN 2014!! Second Story Restaurant welcomes you to enjoy the beautiful view of Eagle harbor at Ephraim Shores Resort. Breakfast, lunch and Dinner feature the freshest fare, and friendliest folks with the ďŹ nest of views. Please welcome Chef Seth Campbell and Baker Jackie Nelson as they continue the legacy started in 1969 by Ruth and Randall Nelson.

See our website for menu details and prices. 112 | door Your Key county to the menu Door guide | 2014 | ephraim


DOOR COUNTY

Ice Cream Factory & Sandwich Shoppe 11051 STATE HWY. 42, SISTER BAY

(920) 854-9693 • CALL AHEAD FOR CARRYOUT WWW.DOORCOUNTYICECREAM.COM The Door County Ice Cream Factory serves its own real, super premium, homemade ice cream which is made with the finest ingredients. Patrons can watch ice cream being made during production hours, thirty flavors are available in cones, cups, shakes, malts, ice cream sodas, sundaes and other specialty dessert offerings.

DOOR COUNTY ICE CREAM FACTORY PIZZA

Delicious pizza made to order and baked in our special oven right here using only the freshest and finest ingredients

Pizza for One (8”) - Cheese only $6.99 Medium (12”) - Cheese only $11.99 Large (16”) - Cheese only $14.99

Toppings: pepperoni, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, chicken, fresh mushroom, fresh onions, fresh green peppers, fresh tomatoes, fresh red peppers, jalapenos, black olives, spinach, garlic, green olives, pineapple, anchovies*

(*count as two) (8” extra 50 cents per topping; 12” 1.50 per topping; 16” $2.00 per topping)

SPECIALTY PIZZAS

Pizza for One (8’) - $8.99 Medium (12”) - $16.99 Large (16”) - $20.99 Factory Special Pizza – Vegetarians Delight Pizza Southern BBQ Pizza-Greek Pizza- Hawaiian FAMILY PLEASURER SPECIAL – Includes one 16” pizza with two toppings, a family size salad, and a 2 liter of soda $23.99

Sub and Sandwiches

Served on our fresh baked white or wheat sub rolls, white or wheat sliced breads with lettuce, tomato, red onion and our special mayonnaise, then served with potato chips ( plain, BBQ or salt & vinegar) and a kosher pickle. King of the Hill – Our biggest sandwich weighing three-quarter of a pound. Made with delicious smoked ham, sliced turkey breast, tender hand-sliced roast beef, salami, provolone and cheddar cheese. $8.99 Factory Special – Delicious smoked ham, sliced turkey breast, salami and provolone cheese. $7.99 Dagwood – Tender hand-sliced roast beef, smoked ham, salami, cheddar and provolone cheese $7.99 DC Club – Delicious smoked ham, sliced turkey breast, bacon and swiss cheese $7.99 Yacht Club – Sail away with sliced turkey breast, bacon and swiss cheese $7.99 Ham and Cheese Please – Delicious smoked ham and provolone cheese $6.99 Tom Turkey – Sliced turkey breast $6.99 Try it with our guacamole $7.54 Vegetarian’s Delight – provolone and cheddar cheese, sprouts, cucumbers and our delicious guacamole $6.99 Big Roast Beef – One quarter pound of our tender hand-sliced roast beef $6.99 Tuna Salad – Tuna combined with celery, garlic and fine herbs $6.99 Chicken Salad – Made daily with chunks of tender chicken breast combined with celery and fine herbs $6.99 French Dip – One quarter pound of tender hand-sliced roast beef stacked high on our sub roll served with au jus. $6.99 Beach Club – Sliced turkey breast, guacamole and provolone cheese $7.99 Monster Meatball Sub – Four delicious meatballs served over provolone cheese and topped with our spinach marinara sauce, parmesan cheese and a pepperoni $7.99 The Italian – Sliced salami, our delicious ham, garlic spread, provolone cheese and our special Italian dressing $7.99

Panini Cana Island – Turkey, cheddar, tomatoes with garlic and red pepper, may $7.99 Eagle Bluff – Provolone, red and green peppers, sun-dried tomatoes $7.99 Sherwood Point – Ham, swiss and Dijon mustard $7.99

Also enjoy our homemade soups, chili, salads and kids menu sister bay 2014 | door | Your county Key to menu the guide Door | 113


Continental Dining The Door County Bakery is located just south of Sister Bay at 10048 Highway 57, tel. 920-854-1137. Visit our web page at doorcountybakery.com or like us on Facebook. 114 | door Your Key county to the menu Door guide | 2014 | sister bay


The iconic Door County Bakery has established a growing reputation for producing the finest quality baked goods in Door County, including the famous Corsica Loaftm. But did you know that The Door County Bakery is also a wonderful place to enjoy breakfast or lunch? There are many restaurants in Door County, but the people at The Door County Bakery are often told that their meals go well beyond the usual fare often found at other local establishments.

The menu showcases many of their European style Stone Oven Breadstm, fresh from the bakery ovens, as a part of a menu with a Continental flair. For instance, they feature a traditional European Breakfast Plate including fruit, meat, cheese and European Breakfast Plate French bread with butter and marmalade. The morning menu also includes Crepes Suzette or a Breakfast Panini along with an old fashioned Wisconsin Farmer’s Breakfast. Then there’s the deluxe creamed chipped beef served on a French croissant. A perfect compliment to these items is an individually made cup of coffee fresh from their Cappuccino bar. For lunch, the Italian Beef Sandwich is to die for, built around the Corsica Loaf. You’ve never tasted Italian Beef like this. Perhaps a French Steak or a Saffron Bouillabaisse sounds good to you. How about an Italian Muffuletta or a Crab Salad Croissant?

What we’re trying to say is that the Door County Bakery is offering breakfast and lunch items that go beyond the common. Served in a comfortable dining room or on their open air patio, with a full service bar, these are meals that will make your trip to Door County memorable. The Door County Bakery serves breakfast from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for your dining pleasure during summer and fall.

(Please phone for off-season hours.) Italian Beef Sandwich

The Door County Bakery is located just south of Sister Bay at 10048 Highway 57, tel. 920-854-1137. Visit our web page at doorcountybakery.com or like us on Facebook. sister bay 2014 | door | Your county Key to menu the guide Door | 115


Breakfast Lunch & Dinner Daily Lobster Boil Specials Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun evenings

Enjoy favorites such as Door County Cherry Stuffed French Toast, Fluffy Omelettes, Fresh from Scratch Pancakes, Homemade Soups, Specialty Salads, Great Cheeseburgers, Classic Reubens, Kobe Beef, Hand Cut Steaks, Prime Rib, Scallops, Jumbo Shrimp -- and house made desserts including Cheesecake, Door County Cherry Pie, Bread Pudding and Much, Much More!

Join us for our

Traditional Lobster Boil Seasonal Outdoor Seating Dogs can dine with their owners outside!

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YUM YUM TREE

Nachos .................................................................... 1.75 DELI SANDWICHES: Box Lunches: Packed to go or enjoy our Store & Patio Seating All sandwiches served on whole wheat, rye, white bread Sandwich of your choice, salad (cole slaw, pasta, three bean or or hard roll and includes mayo, butter, lettuce, cheese, potato) plus cookie ..............................................1.50 Extra WE MAKE OUR OWN PREMIUM tomato, onion & dill pickle. Viking Feast........................................................... 6.50 ICE CREAM AND YOGURT

Pastrami, Bologna, Ham and Salami, two Cheeses

Roast Sirloin of Beef............................................ 5.50 Corned Beef........................................................... 6.00 Breast of Turkey.................................................... 5.50 Baked Ham ............................................................ 5.25 Summer Sausage .................................................. 4.50 Salami..................................................................... 4.25 Pastrami.................................................................. 6.25 Cheese .................................................................... 4.35 Genoa Hard Salami.............................................. 6.25 Braunschweiger .................................................... 4.35 Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato .................................... 4.75 Smoked Whitefish w/herbed cream cheese ................ 6.25 Bologna .................................................................. 3.95 Bratwurst................................................................ 3.50 w/cheese....................................................... 3.90 Beef Hot Dog......................................................... 2.95 w/cheese....................................................... 3.35 deluxe............................................................ 3.90 Italian Grill............................................................ 6.50

24 FLAVORS

Cones or Dishes kids 1.75 sgl 3.08 dbl 5.21 tr 7.58 Homemade Cones..................................1.35 Banana Splits Sm...4.35 Med ..... 7.35 Lg....9.95 Sundaes .....................3.84.................. 6.35............ 8.95 Butterscotch Pineapple Strawberry

Chocolate Hot Caramel Lingonberry

Hot Fudge Pecans or Almonds - .25 extra

Shakes, Malts ........................................................ 5.26 Old Fashioned Sodas........................................... 4.88 Sherbert Frosts...................................................... 5.26 Ice Cream Floats Root Beer, 7-Up, Cola ........... 5.26 Smoothies .............................................................. 4.88 Soft Drinks, Lemonade, Iced Tea ............. 1.25 1.75 Hand Packed Ice Cream.................. 5.50 pt., 9.00 qt.

We slice Meats & Cheeses to Order

Soup, Chili................................................. 3.00 & 4.50 Sodas, Seltzers, Juices, Milk .................... 1.50 & up Sloppy Joe.............................................................. 3.75 Coffee, Cappuccino.................................... 1.25 & up *Prices subject to change Asiago cheese and tomato on an Italian hard roll with Genoa Hard Salami

Open May thru October

Downtown Baileys Harbor 920-839-2993

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indexofadvertisers Ads are indicated by the bold page numbers. Arts American folklore theatre, Fish Creek 31 Audrey M. Off Gallery & Framery, Sturgeon Bay 26 26 Birch Creek music Performance Center, Egg Harbor 27 29 32 The Clearing Folk School, Ellison Bay 26 27 CONNIE GLOWACKI GALLERY, Fish Creek 25 25 Door Community Auditorium, Fish Creek 28 29 32 Door Peninsula Winery Art Gallery, Carlsville 24 Door Shakespeare, Baileys Harbor 31 Dovetail Gallery & Studio, Egg Harbor 25 25 Edgewood Orchard Galleries, Fish Creek 1 26 Francis Hardy Center for the Arts, Ephraim 23 George Burr Gallery, Ephraim 25 28 Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek 23 island players, Washington Island 32 KATHY GLASNAP GALLERY, Fish Creek 26 28 Link Gallery, Fish Creek 22 meadows art Gallery, Sister Bay 24 Melzer Gallery, Egg Harbor 24 Midsummer’s Music Festival, Door County 32 Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay 22

Peninsula Music Festival, Ephraim 32 Peninsula Players Theatre, Fish Creek 27 28 31 t. simon jewelers, Sturgeon Bay 29 79 Third avenue playhouse, Sturgeon Bay 28 28 31 Unitarian Universalist Gallery, Sister Bay 24 washington island music festival, Washington Island 32 Lodging alpine resort and cottages, Egg Harbor 36 AmericInn, Sturgeon Bay 33 34 ● AppleCreek Resort-Motel & Suites, Fish Creek 33 34 ● Baileys Harbor Yacht Club Resort, Baileys Harbor 36 39 ● Bay Shore Inn, Sturgeon Bay 40 41 ● Birchwood Lodge, Sister Bay 34 41 ● dreamland vacation rentals ● Edgewater resort, Ephraim 40 40 ● Ephraim Shores MoteL/RESORT & Restaurant, Ephraim 33 41 ● Harbor Guest House, Fish Creek 33 39 ● Landmark Resort, Egg Harbor 35 40 ● Little Sweden, Fish Creek 34 41 ● Newport Resort, Egg Harbor 33 40 ● Parkwood Lodge, Fish Creek 34 36 ●

The Rushes, Baileys Harbor 36 36 ● Scandinavian Lodge, Sister Bay 37 41 ● The Shallows Resort, Egg Harbor 34 40 ● Waterbury Inn, Ephraim 37 40 ● Westwood Shores, Sturgeon Bay 33 41 ● white gull inn, Fish Creek 37 ● recreation & attractions Alpine Golf Course, Egg Harbor 46 Corner of the Past and the Old Anderson House Museum, Sister Bay 51 Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay 48 48 50 Door County Trolley, Fish Creek 48 51 Egg Harbor Visitor Center, Egg Harbor 44 46 Ephraim Village Museums, Ephraim 50 The Farm, Sturgeon Bay 44 45 Fish Creek Scenic Boat Tours, Fish Creek 44 48 HERITAGE Village at Big Creek, Sturgeon Bay 50 Historic Noble House, Fish Creek 50 Jackson Harbor Maritime Museum, Washington Island 50 Jacobsen Museum, Washington Island 50 liberty grove historical society museum, Ellison Bay 51

Maritime Museum at Gills Rock, Gills Rock 50 the orchards at egg harbor golf course, Egg Harbor 46 Stone’s Throw Winery, Egg Harbor 47 48 sister bay visitor center, Sister Bay 44 45 Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center, Sturgeon Bay 44 46 Von Stiehl Winery, Algoma 3 48 washington island ferry line, Washington Island 45 46 health & wellness ministry door county medical center, Sturgeon Bay 52 53 saguaro day spa, Sturgeon Bay 52 53 the spa at sacred grounds, Ephraim 52 52 Restaurants alpine resort - hof restaurant, Egg Habor 57 the brick lot pub & grill, Sturgeon Bay 61 92 ● Carrington Pub & Grill, Egg Harbor 56 56 103-105 ● cheesecake etc., Sister Bay 77 Countryside Diner & bungalow bar, Brussels 56 58 91 ● Donny’s Glidden Lodge Restaurant, Sturgeon Bay 58 61 93-95 ● THE door county bakery, Sister Bay 59 60 114-115 ●

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Door County Coffee & Tea, Carlsville 56 106 ● Door County Ice Cream Factory & Sandwich Shoppe, Sister Bay 60 60 113 ● The English Inn, Fish Creek 58 60 108-110 ● Greenwood Supper Club, Fish Creek 57 58 ● Harbor Fish Market & Grille, Baileys Harbor 56 57 116 ● JJ’s La Puerta Restaurant, Sister Bay 60 ● Joe Jo’s Pizza & GELATO, Ephraim 58 59 ● John Martin’s Restaurant, Sturgeon Bay 61 96 ● Julie’s Park Café & Motel, Fish Creek 58 59 111 ● Kimz Galley Café, Sturgeon Bay 61 97 ● Mink River basIn, Ellison Bay 57 58 ● The Nightingale Supper Club, Sturgeon Bay 59 61 98-99 ● the olde opera house, Sturgeon Bay 60 61 102 ● the orchards, Egg Harbor ● pelletier’s restaurant and fish boil, Fish Creek 73 ● renard’s cheese, Sturgeon Bay 57 79 101 ● Second Story Restaurant, Ephraim 58 61 112 ● Sister Bay Bowl, Sister Bay 60 sub express at sister bay mobile, Sister Bay 61 61 ● sunset grill, Sturgeon Bay ●

the viking grill and lounge, Ellison Bay 57 57 ● waterfront restaurant, Sister Bay 59 60 White Gull Inn, Fish Creek 60 ● yum yum tree, Baileys Harbor 56 57 117 ● Shopping 42-57 two paths, one door, Door County 64 78 Anderson House Shop & Gallery, Ephraim 65 66 art of door county, Fish Creek 73 bath, body & soul essentials, Fish Creek 73 Bea’s Ho-Made Products, LTD, Gills Rock 64 78 Blue Dolphin House & DBH Studio, Ephraim 66 75 book world, Sister Bay 77 Candleworks of Door County, Carlsville INSIDE BACK COVER 64 Carlsville Business Association, Carlsville 64 71 Cinnamon Windmill, Egg Harbor 66 74 city farmer, Ephraim 66 66 Christine’s Casuals & Classics, Egg Harbor 66 72 the cook book, Sister Bay 77 country walk shops, Sister Bay 70 77 Door County Coffee & Tea, Carlsville 64 74 Door Country Gifts, Sturgeon Bay 72 76

earth art studio, Sister Bay 77 Eco Door, Fish Creek back cover Fish Creek Basketry, Fish Creek back cover Fish Creek Kite Co., Fish Creek 65 66 fish creek moccasin works, Fish Creek 73 founder’s square, Fish Creek 69 73 gage fine imports, Fish Creek back cover Jacksonport craft cottage, Jacksonport 69 70 Jorns Sugar Bush, Egg Harbor 76 76 Kitty Korner of Door County, Juddville 70 70 lagniappe wine gallery, Fish Creek back cover logan creek soap, Sturgeon Bay 66 72 Madison Avenue Wine Shop, Sturgeon Bay 79 100 The Main Course, Fish Creek back cover Main Street Shops, Egg Harbor 65 66 material girlz resale couture, Fish Creek back cover McKeefry & Yeomans LLP, Ephraim 66 70 Nan & Jerry’s, Fish Creek 69 76 nelson shopping center, Fish Creek & Baileys Harbor 69 76 Northcote Clock & Stein Shop, Baileys Harbor 64 70 Oilerie Fish Creek, Fish Creek INSIDE FRONT COVER 69 107 On Deck Clothing Company, Sturgeon Bay, Fish Creek and Uptown Sister Bay 5 67 69 72

paper work plus, Sister Bay 77 Pet Expressions/ Door County General Store, Carlsville 79 79 Piggly Wiggly, Sister Bay 78 Renard’s Cheese, Algoma, Sturgeon Bay 69 76 79 Spin of Door County, Sturgeon Bay 64 72 star gazers, Fish Creek 73 sunshine & co, Fish Creek 73 t. simon jewelers, Sturgeon Bay 29 79 Take A Peak, Fish Creek back cover Tannenbaum Holiday Shop, Sister Bay 69 70 tea thyme, Sister Bay 77 Top Of the Hill Shops, Fish Creek back cover 70 Uncle Tom’s Newport School Candies, Ellison Bay 66 village clothier, Sister Bay 77 Wienke’s Market, Algoma 72 76 what next, Fish Creek, Baileys Harbor back cover wood orchard market, Egg Harbor 76 78 Business & Services Door County Advocate, Sturgeon Bay 77 83 Door County magazine, Sturgeon Bay 53 83 lundquist realty vacation rentals, Sister Bay 77 Premier Properties of Door County, Inc., Ephraim 83 83

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The Olde Opera House

23 W Oak St, Sturgeon Bay 920-743-6040

The Orchards

8125 Heritage Lake Rd, Egg Harbor 920-868-2483 • www.orchardsateggharbor.com

Pelletier's Restaurant and Fish Boil ●

4199 Main St, Fish Creek • 920-868-3313

Renard's Cheese Store

2189 Cty Rd DK, Sturgeon Bay 920-825-7272 • www.renardscheese.com

Second Story Restaurant

At Ephraim Shores, Ephraim 920-254-2371 • www.2ndstoryrestaurant.com

Sub Express - Sister Bay Mobile

2579 S Bay Shore Dr, Sister Bay 920-854-6700

Sunset Grill

3810 Rileys Point Rd, Sturgeon Bay 920-824-5130 • www.sunsetgrilldoorcounty.com

The Viking Grill & Lounge

12029 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay 920-854-2998 • www.thevikinggrill.com

White Gull Inn

4225 Main St, Fish Creek 920-868-3517 • www.whitegullinn.com

Yum Yun Tree

5054 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor 920-839-2993

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920-743-8930 • www.doorcountycoffee.com

Door County Ice Cream Factory

11051 Hwy 42, Sister Bay • 920-854-9693 www.doorcountyicecream.com

English Inn

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3713 Hwy 42, Fish Creek 920-868-3076 • www.theenglishinn.com

Greenwood Super Club 9087 Cty Rd A, Fish Creek 920-839-2451

Harbor Fish Market & Grill

8080 Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor • 920-839-9999 www.harborfishmarket-grille.com

JJ's La Puerta Restaurant

Sister Bay and Jacksonport 920-854-4513 and 920-823-2700 www.jjslapuerta.com

Joe Jo's Pizza & Gelato

10420 Hwy 42 (Water St,) Ephraim 920-854-5455 • www.doorcountypizza.com

John Martin's Restaurant

50 S Third Ave, Sturgeon Bay • 920-746-6666 www.JohnMartinsDoorCounty.com

Julie's Park Café and Motel

4020 Hwy 42, Fish Creek 920-868-2999 • www.juliesmotel.com

Kimz Galley Café

229 Louisiana St, Sturgeon Bay 920-818-0558 • www.Kimzgalleycafe.com

Mink River Basin

12010 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay 920-854-2250 • www.Theminkriverbasin.com

Nightingale Supper Club

1541 Egg Harbor Rd, Sturgeon Bay 920-743-5593 • www.nightingalesupperclub.com

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● Not Open in Winter ● Open 5+ days/week in winter ● Limited winter hours Brick Lot Pub & Grill

253 N Third Ave, Sturgeon Bay 920-743-9339 • www.bricklotpub.com

Carrington Pub & Grill

7643 Hillside Rd, Egg Harbor 920-868-3205 • www.CarringtonPub.com

Countryside Diner & Bungalow Bar ●

1356 Cty Rd DK, Brussels • 920-825-7021

Donny's Glidden Lodge Restaurant

4670 Glidden Dr, Sturgeon Bay 920-743-9460 • www.donnysgliddenlodge.com

Door County Bakery

10048 Hwy 57, Sister Bay 920-854-1137 • www.doorcountybakery.com

Door County Coffee & Tea

5773 St Hyw 42, Carlsville 920-743-8930 • www.doorcountycoffee.com

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SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2014

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920.868.2429

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