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Friday, December 28, 2007

Pretty in White!

What a great day for a warm cup of java, a book and a cozy fire. . . we have some snow on the ground and a little more falling today - Door County is pretty in white! Come on up!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Holidays

Happy holidays to all!
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See a Door County Winter Video!

See a Door County Winter video right now at http://www.doorcountynavigator.com/html/vid_winter.html on the DoorCountyNavigator.com site.


We will be shooting additional winter video in January - maybe we will see you out here - look for a couple of guys with a tripod and big video camera shivering!

Winter is Fun in Door County!


Hi folks - when there is snow on the ground in Door County it's a lot of fun. You can rent snowshoes, cross-country skies and more at great places like Nor Door Sports & Cyclery in Fish Creek. Go sledding down Hill 17 in Peninsula State Park, bring a snowmobile and snowmobile on the Peninsula's many trails, or just relax in front of a fire.

How about a great sleigh ride through our snowy woods? You can do it in Door County - see Mayberry's Carrige and Sleigh Rides!

It's also nice to do a Winery Tour in the winter! So take a look at our Winery Video Tour right now, and plan on making a winter trip to Door County to take the tours in person! Click here to watch the Winery Tour video and keep in mind there are over 40 videos waiting for you in our Sights & Sounds section!

Winter is a fun adventure in Door County - so come up!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Our BLOG Policy

This BLOG is an extension of http:www.DoorCountyNavigator.com.

It is intended as a means to dispense information about Door County quickly to our followers and website users. We provide information that is sent to us in press release format from a variety of sources, and information that our advertisers send us, or we feel is useful information about particular businesses in Doro County, some of whom may be advertisers on our main sites. We do have paid-for advertisers on DoroCountyNavigator.com because that's what pays for the site to exist! And we do provide information via our BLOG about these advertisers when we feel it is appropriate and useful.

The BLOG is also intended as a vehicle for our users to Comment on particular posts, and as a means for us to respond in a public format.

The BLOG is a friendly place, and we do not accept posts and Comments that are derogatory to Door County businesses, inflammatory, or ones that we deem are not in good taste. This is not the format for that.

So enjoy the BLOG and find out great stuff here! And feel free to leave your Comments! We will get back to you!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Here and There

What a pleasure it is to get my Christmas shopping done on the Door Peninsula. The stores are open with fantastic sales, it’s easy to park and the ambiance cannot be beat.

Last Wednesday, I swung by Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay, after a work-related meeting and was able to find a quality bike on sale at DC Bikes for my husband. I worked with the owner, Leif, and enjoyed a hassle-free experience and a cool setting in a vintage building with exposed brick walls.

Nearby is Book World. While I was there for just 10 minutes (well, being a writer I was probably there more like an hour) browsing titles, about 15 calls came in from people wanting to reserve the Sports Illustrated Issue with Brett Favre. He was recently named sportsman of the year. The store was putting people on a list. Book World has a lot to offer and is open daily; so is Passtimes Books in Sister Bay. Both have regional Door County sections.

Curt’s Spice Co. & Oilierie, Fish Creek, was hopping on the weekend, for sure. The owner Curt takes the time to chat with each customer about his ideas for using olive oil. This is the place, where you sample flavored olive oils from Italy, Greece, Spain and beyond. My fave is the macadamia nut oil.

Tannenbaum Holiday Shop, Sister Bay, offered 40 percent off all merchandise last weekend. Tannenbaum is housed in a converted Lutheran Church and has large gothic-style windows and many rooms to roam. Contact Tannenbaum’s owners Sue Ann and Ron Flittner to be on their e-newsletter list so you can become aware of sales like that. I was able to pick up a lovely piece, made in Italy, for my holiday decorating this year. Tannenbaum serves free cookies and coffee on Saturdays year-round.

Renard’s Cheese, Sturgeon Bay, seems well-prepared for holiday shoppers. All sizes of gift boxes are available—some with more cheese than others. And some have cheese as well as other Door County treats—cherries, coffee and caramels.
The boxes for shipping gifts are on display in the store, where you can--and this is the best part-- sample the cheese.

Oh, and we have some snow on the ground—varies from an inch to a few inches in areas. And this seems to be more of a base at this time than the last few years. That kind of bodes well for winter activities—providing we get more of the fluffy and light kind on top of the base. Until next time, see you here and there on the Door Peninsula, Donna Marie Pocius, freelance writer.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

DoorCountyNavigator.com Blog

Hello all you folks interested in Door County Wisconsin here in the good old US of A.

We will make entries occasionally on the BLOG as we get new info, or add additional things to our websites, or find interesting things to talk about that relate to our favorite place, the Door County Peninsula in Wisconsin.

Our websites, http://www.doorcountynavigator.com/ and its sister site, http://www.doorcountydining.com/ , offer a wealth of information that will help make your next trip to Door County even better. You will find in-person reviews of lodging, restaurants, shops, activities, real estate and more, including over 40 video tours of Door County that you can take right from your own home. Our staff is constantly scouring the County to give you real information that you can really use to plan your trips - we've done the legwork, you find the best.

Our blog will offer an additional level of information to you - so check back often and visit our websites daily. We almost always have a 2-Night Giveaway running on DoorCountyNavigator.com, so check it out.