Monday, January 28, 2008

Navigator News(tm) Archived! Don't Miss an Issue!

As we said, we have now archived the Navigator News(tm) newsletters, so even if you miss one, you can always go back and read it! Just click on the Giveaways & Newsletters page, and then click on View Our Newsletter Archive button!

Have fun in Door County!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Navigator News(tm) Launched! 1st Issue Out!

Navigator News(tm), our brand new monthly newsletter, launched with the first issue hitting our subscribers' email boxes on January 17th, and the response has been very positive!

Anyone who uses can register to receive a free e-copy of Navigator News(tm) by simply signing up on our newsletter sign-up page.

And if you missed the first issue -not to worry! We are going to archive all of the back-issues so that you can read anyone you want whenever you want! We will post again when the archive feature is turned on, which should be any day now!

We'd love to hear from you right on this BLOG - so comment away!

Navigator News(tm) Monthly Newsletter Launched!

Navigator News(tm) , our brand new monthly newsletter launched January 17th with our first issue! Response has been very positive. Any of our users can sign up to receive your e-copy of Navigator News(tm) by simply going to our sign-up page - so sign up now if you haven't done so already!

And even if you missed the first issue, we will archive all the issues so you can look at them anytime you want! We'll put up another post when the archive feature has been turned on - should be any day now.

Thanks - we'd love to hear from you right here on the BLOG!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Here and there

One of my favorite places in Door County is Junction Center, a yoga studio in Egg Harbor (actually closer to Jacksonport) If you love yoga, this is a great place to come. We traverse an open field, walk through a path of evergreens before entering an old barn that has been converted to a fantastic yoga studio—available props, wood floors, sound system, some mirrors on walls.

Kathy and Laura are seasoned and well-studied yoga teachers. They offer classes for all levels. I am in the intermediate class, but there is gentle and level one if you are just getting started. Advanced is also available. If you are just staying here for a long weekend, you can pay a $12 drop-in class fee. Check out their Web site for a current class schedule.

The place is a tad crowded in the summer. Oh, and yoga gear is also sold here. Some of the stock has been moved to Green n Grains (Kathy’s food store in Egg Harbor), but it will be moved back in the spring. I have picked up great yoga pants, tops and more. Until next time, see you here and there on the Door Peninsula, Donna Marie Pocius, freelance writer.

Two New Winter Videos are Up - Tell Us What you Think!

Door County Snowscapes and Door County's Winter Magic are BOTH up on!

From our Homepage
right under our Sights & Sounds button towards the top left, you will find links to these new video. You will also find links to them right on the Sights & Sounds page under New Releases!

Please watch the videos and tell us what you think here on the BLOG! Just click the COMMENTS button below this post and let us hear from you! We would love your feedback!

NOTE: The first 5 Commenters on the video will be entered 10 FREE times in the current two-night stay Giveaway! Make sure you use your name so I can register you for the 10 free entries!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Two New Winter Videos To Be Released On Navigator!

We just completed shooting and producing two new and fun winter videos, "Door County's Winter Magic," and "Snowscapes In Door County!"

Both should be published on our website, this week - so look for them. Let us know here what you think of them, or any part of our websites.

For the new videos, you can go right to our Sights & Sounds section, that contains all of our online video tours. All of the categories are listed on the left, like Lodging, B&Bs, Food and Dining etc. - select a category, and then all the available videos show in the box on its right - easy to find what you are looking for!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Taking a Break at Weisgerber's

Getting dark so we wrapped up our video work in Baileys Harbor. Hungry and cold, we ducked into Weisgerber's for some refreshments and some wings. In downtown Baileys Harbor, Weisgerber's is a bar and restaurant. The bartender, Ryan, recommended the wings with teriyaki sauce - excellent - try them this way. We are still here - soon heading back to Egg Harbor.
Dan + Gus
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Ellison Bluff County Park

We headed further north to Ellison Bay - and Ellison Bluff County park. It is a spectacular winter site. We'll include it in another of our winter videos!
Dan + Gus
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In Peninsula State Park - Beautiful With Lots of Snow

We are filming in Peninsula State Park right now and just met a couple of cross-country skiers - "a perfect day for this" Nate said. He was embarking on a 15 mile trail. "You have to keep fit in the winter," he said.

A bit earlier we saw a man ice fishing in Fish Creek. What a day! Look for these soon in our new winter video.
Cold in the park,
Dan + Gus the DOORCOUNTYNAVIGATOR.COM video guys

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

More Winter In Door County!

Well, we are enjoying some hot coffee and a burger at the Bayside Tavern in Fish Creek after shooting more winter video that will be on the site soon!

It is a cold, shivery day - about 23 degrees - so the coffee feels good! We will shoot more tomorrow, so if you see us say hi!
-Dan and Gus
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Friday, January 11, 2008

Here and there

We have about four inches of sports-quality snow on the ground in Egg Harbor. This could provide a great base for winter sports this weekend. Check with your favorite park on their conditions.

One place always open in any weather and for long hours is HyLine Orchard, 8240 Hwy 42, Fish Creek. Loretta Robertoy, owner, is often the person behind the counter as you enter the rustic building. No frills and fancy displays. That’s for sure. But a lot of items on the shelves are homemade by Loretta and her family. Loretta was touting her new cherry salsa when I was there before Christmas (then, I picked up some bookmarks for my editors showing art by a Wisconsin painter—Loretta has lots of trinkets, too). But I digress. The salsa is great for chips and snacks during football games, according to Loretta. My personal favorite is her taffy apples, extremely fresh and generous but only available in fall season. Until next time, see you here and there on the Door Peninsula, Donna Marie Pocius, freelance writer.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Here and there

Here and there

I was excited to find an invitation to “Pampering and Practicalities, an Evening for Women”, in my mail this weekend. This is a great event--educational and a fun night out for ladies over the past few years.

People coming from out of town can stay at Stone Harbor Resort, Sturgeon Bay, where the conference is taking place Friday, Jan. 25, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. There are also nearby B&Bs and other hotels.

This year’s speaker is Chris Clarke-Epstein on “So Who Pampers the Practical Woman: taking charge of your life through change and taking care of yourself in the process.” Chris is an award-winning speaker, trainer and author, who inspires people to look at their world in a fresh way.

The exhibit area presents a lot of educational information, giveaways, a silent auction and more. At past Pampering and Practicalities events, I have purchased books on poetry and other subjects, locally made skin care products and more.

The whole thing is sponsored by Door County Memorial Hospital/Ministry Health Care to benefit the Family Centers of Door County. So it’s a good cause to boot. More information is available by calling Family Centers of Door County toll free at 800/856-1651 or visit

Until next time, see you here and there on the Door Peninsula, Donna Marie Pocius, freelance writer

Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all our users! We love hearing from you and we look forward to another great year, in 2008, with you!

We will be launching an electronic Newsletter, Navigator News(tm), later this month! So please make sure, if you have not done so already, to sign up for our email list - you can do so by clicking here. This Newsletter will go our to our email subscriber base about every 4 - 5 weeks - so sign up now!

Also, we will be releasing additional videos later this month and more in February and March too! You can view all of our videos in our Sights & Sounds section. Remember, our Door County Winter, and latest release, Doors of Door County are available right now for viewing!

Please tell your friends about our site! And Happy New Year! Together, we'll make 2008 a great year for Door County and all of our visitors!