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Saturday, May 31, 2008

New Water Activities Section!


We just revamped our Water Activities section to make it more meaningful to our users and to make it easier to find exactly what you are looking for. This was a suggestion of one of our sponsors, Shoreline Charters (a great scenic charter service out of the Sister Bay Marina) and it was a great one - so we did it!

You can find it off our Activities Homepage! Let us know, here, what you think, by clicking the Comments button below!

Friday, May 30, 2008

2 New Videos Released! Watch Them Now!


We just released two new videos, Clouds & Skies 1, and Clouds & Skies 2. Both demonstrate the beauty found in nature in Door County - just look up! The shots were taken throughout the Door County Peninsula.

The two new videos are linked from our Homepage under New Videos, and are also under New Releases on our Sights & Sounds page, where we have all of our more than 50 videos for your viewing pleasure!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Casey's Inn Looking Good!


One of our locals sent us this as an updated report on the reopening of Casey's Inn in Egg Harbor - some great food getting cooked up there!

"Dined again at Casey's in Egg Harbor and happened to catch a beautiful Door County sunset from the bar. They've been open about a month now, and the menu continues to expand. In addition to their lunch menu they are now offering selected dinner items, with a larger menu coming soon.

Casey's is now a BBQ and Texas Smokehouse restaurant, or as many refer to this genre, " a barbecue joint". Proof is when you see the big new smoker in the parking lot! The food is great and the smoke flavor is not overdone. Last night I had 1/2 rack of ribs, corn fritters, mac & cheese, and homemade jalapeno corn bread. Good eatin' and the help is super friendly!"

Bruce at Lull-Abi Inn of Egg Harbor

Friday, May 23, 2008

Here and there

So much is going on, so many voices have been heard from, so sorry I haven’t written on the blog. Let’s see, I’m going to the Sturgeon Bay Fine Art fair this weekend. This fair (open 10 am to 4 pm. May 24 and 25) moved from the market square a couple years ago to Sunset Park, Third Ave. and Florida St.; it’s close to the shipbuilders.
I love the grassy area, the historic setting for this event and the art by qualified people. Last year, I bought an oil painting by Shan Bryan-Hanson, a wonderful Door County-based painter, who also works at the Fairfield Center for Contemporary Art, Sturgeon Bay. If enough time allows, we may head to Maifest, Jacksonport, too. The crafts are nice, and the setting is the lakeside.
Some people are kind of worried about those trademark Door County cherries. A harsh winter and dry conditions have affected amount of blossoms, but Loretta Robertoy, owner of Hyline Orchard, Fish Creek, told me that good pollinating weather (nice and warm as blossoms arrive) can help make it a good crop even though there are fewer blossoms overall. So keep a lookout for those pretty cherry blossoms on trees now, and we’ll have cherries in July, yes?
The Savory Spoon Cooking School, Ellison Bay, is offering a record 80 classes this year, so if you’re the culinary kind, be sure to get updated on all going on there. Even if you don’t cook, they have some tempting offerings like Tapas Tuesdays and Wine Wednesdays. On the former, they are making the tapas for tastings, and the latter comes with tips by a wine expert. The adjacent marketplace is focusing on locally made, grown and organic.
See you here and there on the Door Peninsula, Donna Marie Pocius, freelance writer.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Another Award for DoorCountyNavigator.com!


In the Winter 2007/2008 edition of Door County Magazine, they listed the winners of the "Best of Door County" Awards, voted on by Door County Magazine subscribers. For websites, they evaluated all Door County websites (independently operated like ours, and official), including us and the Door County Visitor Bureau (DCVB). DoorCountyNavigator.com was voted "Best Website 2008 2nd Place" - with only the DCVB (not an independent site of course) ahead of us (congrats to them!) - making us the #1 Independent Door County site - a genuine accomplishment that we are extremely proud of achieving! Thank you readers and supporters! Without our regular users, and all the new users we see each day, we would not have achieved this wonderful award. Thank you!!

This now makes the total number of awards DoorCountyNavigator.com has won 25!!

We will keep working hard to keep us the best independent Door County Wisconsin website around! And we'll keep supporting the DCVB too! So keep coming back to your award winning site, DoorCountyNavigator.com!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Shakespeare Seen in Door County?



"Door Shakespeare" has their 2008 summer schedule set, and yes, you CAN see Shakespeare in Door County! The curtain goes up on Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer Night's Dream" July 10th, running Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays through August 23rd, while "Cyrano de Bergerac" opens July 11th and runs through August 24th, with performances on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Just south of Baileys Harbor, in beautiful and theatrical Door County Wisconsin!

Door Shakespeare is a great organization - so check out their website, enjoy the performances and tell them we sent you! If you have gone to a concert there, tell us about it below by clicking the Comments button.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Birch Creek Summer Concerts - Schedule Released!


Music in Door County Wisconsin! We just love BirchCreek, in Egg Harbor, and all that it stands for. A music school in the summer, young adults from throughout the Midwest and even further come to learn from music instructors from all over the country. And then they perform - and it is awesome! The setting is terrific (in an old barn) the grounds inspiring, and the music spectacular!

Starting June 26th with Great Beginnings with pieces from Haydn and Beethoven through percussion and Caribbean music, salsa, steel drums, Count Basie, Great American Big Band music and more, you will delight in attending a concert on a nice warm and starry summer evening. Check out the BirchCreek complete schedule!

And tell them DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you! Ever been to BirchCreek? Let us know by clicking the Comments button below - share your thoughts!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

May Giveaway Running! Whole New Map!


Well the two-night Giveaway for Little Sister Resort is up and running!

And we have an entirely NEW Treasure Map - lots of fun! You asked for it, we did it! When you click on a square now, the square that you clicked on may lead you to a cool place or an entry form, but it also flips to a picture of our DoorCountyNavigator.com logo lighthouse to let you know you have clicked on it already! New graphics, a whole new design and a whole new experience! Let us know what you think by leaving your Comments below!

So head to the site now and dig around - you might win a Two-Night Stay at the wonderful Little Sister Resort in Sister Bay!

Two New Videos Released!

We just released two new videos and they are up and running on the site right now!

From Atop Eagle Tower is our quick tour of the Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek), as we climb to the top of this 75' tower and show you the spectacular views from way up above the Park! Take a look - you'll want to climb the tower next time!


And then we posted Gulls at Gills - a short, tranquil look at seagulls in the water at Gills Rock. Short and sweet, you will enjoy this peaceful moment.
So come to the site right now - they are linked from the Homepage on the upper left under New Videos! Tell us what you think - leave a Comment below!

Friday, May 2, 2008

May Giveaway About to Begin!

We will be launching the new May 2-Night Giveaway very soon! We had a server hic-cup last nite and the site was down while our engineers were working all nite to get us back up. We are back up!

The new Giveaway will introduce another new element - a brand new Treasure Map! It's cool and we think you will like it a whole lot!

So keep your eyes on the site - it's coming soon.

And. . .two new videos will be up soon too!