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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Spring Fever!


We've all been through a long, cold and snowy winter around these parts, and we are, well - ready for Spring!

This year more than others, Spring Fever is in the air and we are all catching it! We just posted all of our Spring materials - check out our Homepage and the Things To Do list for Spring now on our website.

Catch the fever! The only cure is a nice visit to Door County to make your Spring one of the best ever! See you here!

Heritage Days - 2009! Peninsula State Park's Centennial!


This just in! Please Note: at the time of this writing, the www.Gibralatar150.org link was not working.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact information:
Wayne Kudick: info@gibraltar150.org, 920.868.2262
Doug Blahnik: dcblahnik@itol.com, 920.868.3616

Fish Creek and the Town of Gibraltar
Honors Peninsula State Park’s Centennial throughout
Heritage Days 2009

In honor of Peninsula State Park’s Centennial, the Gibraltar Historical Association is dedicating Heritage Days 2009 to the second park in the state’s system. Established 100 years ago, Peninsula State Park welcomes nearly one million visitors each year.

Heritage Days 2009 will host activities for the entire family Friday June 5 through Sunday, June 15. From a sunset serenade to candle-light tours of Fish Creek’s historical village, stories of ghosts and tales of tragedy at sea, Heritage Days 2009 will be a charming walk through history.

For a complete list of events, visit www.Gibralatar150.org, www.FishCreek150.org, or www.historicnoblehouse.org.

Door Community Auditorium Presents . . .


We just received this press release about an upcoming event at the Door Community Auditorium. Enjoy!
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press contact:
Patricia Podgers
(920) 868.2728
patricia@dcauditorium.org

DCA
Presents
“Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow”
Featuring Wisconsin Author Michael Perry


Humorist and bestselling author Michael Perry is as ordinary as the day is long. He more times than not arrives at his guest lectures and readings in a pair of well-worn jeans, a scuffed pair of boots on his feet. But it is that very ordinariness that makes Perry exceptional. With an eye for the mundane and an ear for a good tale--tall or otherwise--the author of three books and countless essays and articles has won the hearts of fans across the United States with stories of everyday life.

On April 17, 2009, Perry will appear at the Door Community Auditorium. Reading from his books and sharing stories of growing up in a small town in western Wisconsin, the author will relate the joys and sorrows of living in close proximity to his neighbors, family, and friends. And though Perry professes a lack of sentimentality, his books and essays are delicate vignettes, both tender and compassionate.

It is the universality of Perry’s stories that resonate with readers. Often greeted with “your town is just like our town,” Perry commented, “…they are focusing less on size and geography than some idea of contented centeredness or generalized familiarity. Put another way, it seems to be less about the number on the sign than the feel of a place.”

Due for release on Tuesday, April 21, Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pig and Parenting is Perry’s newest book. Picking up where his 2007 publication Truck: A Love Story left off, Perry chronicles his adventures as a husband, father, and sometime farmer. Confronted by his young daughter’s questions about faith, a butt-biting pig, and the loss of a dear friend, Perry is thoughtful, tender, and humorous.

All of Perry’s books will be available for purchase the night of the presentation; Coop will be available for pre-order the night of the presentation. The author will be signing his books immediately following the talk.

“Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow” featuring Wisconsin author Michael Perry is funded in part by a grant provided by Peninsula Arts Association, Wisconsin Arts Board and the State of Wisconsin. This presentation is scheduled to begin at 7 pm. Michael Perry’s program is free and open to the public. The Door Community Auditorium box office is open Monday through Friday, 10 am – 3 pm. For additional information contact the office at 920.868.2728 or visit www.dcauditorium.org. The Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Indoor Cycling Classes!


Nor Door Sport & Cyclery in Fish Creek is now offering indoor cycling classes! How cool is that?! So get in shape and learn all about it!

You can call them or even stop in to sign up:

Nor Door Sport & Cyclery
4007 Hwy 42, Fish Creek, WI 54212
Phone: 920-868-2275 Fax: 920-868-1598
Store Hours: Mon.,Fri.,Sat 10-5, Sun 10-3

Great place for all your biking needs - rent top line bikes throughout the summer and go ride through Peninsula State Park or elsewhere. Great active wear, great bikes, with brands like Trek(tm) and Shimano(tm) and lots of equipment too. We love this place and rent bikes from them often.

So take a class - now!

Visit their website and tell them you learned all about it here on our DoorCountyNavigator.com BLOG!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New "Real People" Video Released!


We just posted a new video on the website, Real People at a Fish Boil (in Fish Creek). Our "Real People" series continues - look for more intereviews this summer - it just might be YOU we come upon and interview. . . so be ready!
You can see the new video by clicking through to our Homepage (you will see it under "New Videos" on the left (also, our other new video On the Road in Door County is there too)or find it in our Sights & Sounds section under both New Releases, and Real People!

Enjoy and please leave us a Comment below and let us know what you think adn what you want next!

Door-County-Camping.com Now Part of Navigator!


Early last month, DoorCountyNavigator.com acquired Door-County-Camping.com. The mother site's family of websites now includes Navigator, DoorCountyDining.com, and now Door-County-Camping.com. Below is our press release!

For release: February 26, 2009
Contact: Donna Marie Pocius
Donna Marie Pocius Writing Services
donnamarie@dcwis.com

Door-County-Camping.com now part of DoorCountyNavigator.com brand.

Door-County-Camping.com is part of the DoorCountyNavigator.com family of Web sites effective in February.

The camping dotcom joins Web sites owned by Dan Silvestri. The former Microsoft sales and marketing professional founded the “Navigator” online travel guide to Door County in 2000. In 2005, he acquired DoorCountyDining.com.

“Now, with the acquisition of Door-County-Camping.com, we are extending our reach under the DoorCountyNavigator.com brand,” Silvestri said.

“We anticipate that we will reach more people interested in camping in Door County and provide them with helpful information that they can use to choose a campground or RV park.”

The camping dotcom includes profiles and graphics of area campgrounds/RV parks as well as maps and ideas for things to do. Also online are videos, ratings, a blog, e-newsletter and contests.

Silvestri’s plans include adding additional in-person reviews of campgrounds, beefing up content with information about equipment and more, and promoting the site to prospective campers.

“If people are looking to camp or RV here, they will be on Door-County-Camping.com and DoorCountyNavigator.com. So, campgrounds and RV parks need to be represented and linked up,” Silvestri said.

In addition to campgrounds, Silvestri said the camping dotcom appeals to Door County restaurants, grocery stores, activity providers and other businesses that serve campers.

“We reach campers at their moment of decision,” Silvestri said of the value of online marketing. “And we make it easy for people to find our advertisers.”

Also, the family of Web sites is cross-linked, and Silvestri anticipates that people will surf them all.

“All the sites are packed with useful information, and people can move across them with ease,” he said. More information is available at Door-County-Camping.com or by e-mailing Silvestri at Dan@DoorCountyNavigator.com

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March Giveaway Has Begun!


The March 2-Night Giveaway has begun! The February winner has been notified and will be posted soon!

So now . . . come to DoorCountyNavigator.com and enter and you may win two nights in Fish Creek at the Parkwood Lodge! Grat place (used to be the Beowulf) and the new owners have done a fabulous job with it! Check it out on our site, and enter everyday!