Monday, September 28, 2009

Meet Jewelry Designer Patricia Locke!

Great event coming up soon! Patricia Locke jewelry is awesome - we love it, and Wilkins & Olander is one of the finest stores in Door County! Head there this Saturday, October 3rd - and tell Carol we sent you!

Meet Jewelry Designer Patricia Locke

Contact Info:
Carol Overland, Owner
Wilkins & Olander
(920) 743-8718


On Saturday, October 3rd, from 2pm - 4pm, Wilkins & Olander will host a meet and greet for Chicago-based jewelry designer Patricia Locke. The event will take place at Wilkins & Olander’s Third Avenue location in Sturgeon Bay.

Among America’s premier contemporary jewelry designers, Patricia Locke speaks a distinctive visual language. Locke’s think-for-yourself, statement jewelry blends the depth of fine art with the sensation of fashion at its most provocative. Textural and multi-faceted, her designs reflect the complexity of modern femininity, the confidence and self-possession of a powerful persona.

While Locke’s evocative adornments take inspiration from a wealth of cultural and historic influences – including her own travels, ancient coins, hieroglyphics, architecture, religious totems, and astronomy – she says, “Ultimately, I’m more interested in the future than the past.” Hallmarks of her work include her inspired asymmetry; tantalizing multi-metal combinations; and use of positive-negative space. A master of paradox, Locke’s jewelry is at once handsome and beautiful, organic and geometric, contemporary with heirloom overtones.

Each Patricia Locke collection of earrings, pins, bracelets and necklaces exudes its own personality, with the designer’s creative counterpoint playing around a given theme. Says Patricia, “Creativity is play for me.” Defining characteristics emerge within her jewelry designs, such as mosaics synthesizing influences as diverse as the Arts & Crafts movement and computer technology; architectural principles informing a streamlined space odyssey of “future deco”; or complex, curvaceous forms manifest a lyrical, organic femininity. Regardless of the season, all of Locke’s jewelry has one thing in common: each unique piece stands alone, encouraging individual interpretation.

Self-taught, Patricia Locke had never worked with her hands or taken an art class prior to undertaking what would become her life’s work in jewelry design. She designed her first pieces, fine jewelry in sterling silver and gold in 1971, working largely by private commission for several years. By 1979, the desire to reach a wider audience prompted Locke’s first designer costume jewelry collection, which she personally – and quickly – sold one-on-one to prominent galleries and retailers. Locke’s jewelry is now handcrafted by a team of 25 artisans outside of Chicago, Illinois.

Carol Overland, owner of Wilkins & Olander adds, “Patricia Locke is one of the most popular jewelry lines at Wilkins & Olander – so popular that we’ve carried it for over 17 years! We’re so fortunate to have Patricia come visit us here in Sturgeon Bay. She doesn’t do many public appearances and I’m sure her fans in Door County will jump at the chance to meet her in person.

Since 1990, Wilkins & Olander has been a purveyor of distinctive updated traditional sportswear, shoes and accessories for women. Visit the boutique’s Sturgeon Bay location at 120 N. Third Avenue or in Fish Creek’s Founders Square on Main Street. For hours and inquiries, please contact the Sturgeon Bay shop at 920-868-3168, or the Fish Creek shop at 920-743-3137. Looking for a unique online shopping experience? Go to

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

At Cana Island

We are shooting video in Baileys Harbor today. Right now at Cana Island Lighthouse - nice sunset!
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Monday, September 21, 2009

Trollhaugen Lodge In Ephraim Offers Special Deal for Users!

Fall Special for Users at the Trollhaugen Lodge in Ephraim!

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

5th Annual Fall Harvest Fest at Orchard Country Winery & Market

this just in!

Contact information:
Carrie Viste, co-general manager:

Orchard Country Winery & Market
Celebrates 5th Annual Fall Harvest Fest

As the leaves are turning to shades of red and gold…the apples are crisp and the grapes are ready for harvest; Orchard Country Winery & Market prepares a celebration of the season with a festival of fall delights. On Saturday, September 26th the 5th Annual Fall Harvest & Wine Fest hosted by the Lautenbach family will feature fun activities for the entire family. Beginning at 10 am, a variety of activities will entertain visitors young and not so young.
The Lautenbach’s fourth-generation farm orchard has planned a host of activities that promise to delight visitors of every age. Painting cherub faces or bowling with round plump pumpkins, the children’s activities will be fun-filled. Photo opportunities will be available with Thomas the Train in the pumpkin patch. Clowns creating balloon art and painted faces, fun inflatables, horse-drawn wagon rides all from 11am-4pm…the activities will tickle every fall fancy. Don’t miss the apple pie eating contest at 12:30 pm
Surrounded by acres of ripening apples, guests are invited to pick the ever-traditional Macintosh or come inside for the ever popular Honey Crisp. With the approach of the holidays, remember that someone special with a gift from the Orchard Country’s extensive selection of jams and jellies, a basket of apples or a cookbook. Visit one of the outdoor craft booths and choose from a variety of unique handcrafted gift and food items.
An array of meaty treats will be prepared by Door County Custom Meats. Taste test their pig roast or bite into a steamy apple brat. Gooey caramel apples, and fresh fall bakery items—apple pies, donuts, turnovers, and apple strudel—are waiting to make the trip home.
In the past 23 years, award-winning fruit wines have become the hallmark of Orchard Country; the winery currently produces 34 blends. Complimentary wine tastings of favorite blends such as Honey Crisp apple and Autumn Harvest will be accompanied by offerings of Lakefront Brewery’s popular pumpkin and cherry beer. Free guided winery tours on the 27th will begin at 10 am and continue until 4 pm. And of course no party is complete without music. Playing bluegrass favorites from 1-5pm, for their 5th consecutive Fall Fest at Orchard Country is “Bent Grass.” The Door County Trolley will offer tours throughout the festival. Or hop aboard a horse-drawn wagon for a ride through the orchards from 11am-4pm; it’s all in a day’s work.
Orchard Country is open daily from 9 – 5:30 pm. Guests are invited to enjoy the outdoor patio as well as walk the grounds. Orchard Country Winery & Market, located at 9197 Highway 42 just south of Fish Creek, is open year round. Visit the website for additional information.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Door County Wine Festival!

Great upcoming event!



Contact: Stuart Champeau
Door County Wine Festival Event Coordinator

Imagine a five day event filled with opportunities to experience over 100 wines from around the globe, incredible dinners and other culinary delights. And now imagine that event, the 1st Annual Door County Wine Festival occurring within a short drive from your front door!

The Wine Festival spans over five days (Sept. 23rd through the 27th) with dedicated wine tastings and dinners at a number of restaurants and wine tastings at local fine wine stores including Top Shelf Gourmet and Catering, Madison Avenue Wine Shop, Door County Gourmet and Catering and Main Street Market. The Grand Tasting at the Sister Bay Village Hall on Sat Sept 26th will feature dozens of wines from around the world and tantalizing live and silent auction items. Reservations for wine tastings/dinners are to be made with the participating restaurant of the wine devotee’s choice. Tickets for the Grand Tasting are limited for this premiere event and available for purchase on line at or by phoning (920) 746-9444.

Proceeds from the Door County Wine Festival will be used to build a much needed addition for the Wellness Center of Door County, located at 312 N. 5th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The Wellness Center is a community-based non-profit organization that provides compassionate, confidential and affordable reproductive and related health care to men and women across the lifespan. The Wellness Center is the sole provider for Door and Kewaunee Counties of care & examinations by Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners following a sexual assault.

Wine Festivals are held all over the world generally later in the year. Originally intended to celebrate the harvest, wine festivals have now become vehicles to raise funding for worthwhile causes. In the United States they have become particularly popular as we are one of the most charitable countries in the world. They are held all across the country including Napa and Sonoma, California, Naples Florida, Jackson Wyoming and Santa Fe New Mexico to name a few. In essence they are a celebration of wine, friends and a lifestyle. Its not too late to plan an overnight trip to celebrate the good things in life!

New Review Posted: John Henry's in Egg Harbor!

We've been to John Henry's in Egg Harbor a whole bunch of times - and always, the food is super! You will like this bar/restaurant and be surprised at just how good the ood is - John Henry makes sure it is! Read our Review!

Stop in and say hello to John Henry (he's there most to of the time) and tell him sent you. . . enjoy!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ed Asner Comes to Fish Creek!

Ed Asner will be coming to Fish Creek soon - we just received this press release this afternoon!

Press contact: Patricia Podgers
(920) 868.2728

Ed Asner as FDR
Friday, September 25, 8 pm

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected the 32nd president in November, 1932, the United States began an amazing era in its history. An unprecedented four-term president, FDR created an aura that continues to consume the American public. On Friday, September 25th, at 8 pm the Door Community Auditorium will welcome FDR onto its stage in the person of actor Ed Asner. In a one-actor performance, Mr. Asner will portray President Roosevelt during the White House years in an illuminating performance.
The recipient of seven Emmy Awards and five Golden Globe Awards, Mr. Asner is a consummate actor whose range includes roles from the comedic to the dramatic. Although primarily known as Lou Grant, Mary Tyler Moore’s gruff boss on her show of the same name, Mr. Asner has a resume that includes Broadway theatre, and cinematic and television roles. He has provided the voices of countless “characters” for animated roles in both of the latter two medias. Most recently Mr. Asner was the featured voice of Carl Fredricksen in the Pixar movie “Up.”
Although Mr. Asner has achieved universal acclaim for the diversity of the roles he has performed, his roots are firmly planted in the Midwest. Growing up in Kansas City, Kansas, the son of a shop owner, Mr. Asner was a fan of the movies. He was an avid athlete and participated in sports. Mr. Asner utilized his now famous voice as the announcer for his high school radio station, a job that provided him a start in the direction of acting following attendance at the University of Chicago.
During the 1950s, Mr. Asner was affiliated with the Playwrights Theatre Club which regrouped as the Compass Players, and eventually segued into the famed Second City. Mr. Asner is today considered a member of the City’s extended family. Countless roles on stage and screen—both small and large—followed.
The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which premiered in 1970, earned Mr. Asner three of his Emmys. Following the conclusion of the series in 1977, he continued to perform the role of Lou Grant in his own weekly television show.
The role of Captain Davies in the mini-series Roots earned Mr. Asner yet another Emmy Award and the praise of critics. Interestingly, author Alex Haley admitted he had no idea who the actual Captain was, but the actor more than creditably assumed the role.
Throughout his lengthy career, Mr. Asner has continued to be politically active and vocal in both his professional and private lives. He was twice elected president of the Screen Actors Guild, a union established to protect the rights of performers.
Ed Asner as FDR is based on Sunrise at Campobello, a play written by Dory Schary which premiered on Broadway in 1958. The focus of presentation is President Roosevelt’s years in the White House, beginning with the Depression and continuing through the World War II years.
Tickets for Ed Asner as FDR are $50, $45 and $38, and are available at the Door Community Auditorium box office, by phone (920.868.2728), or via the Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 – 3 pm; weekend show days, 11 – 3 pm; and one hour prior to a performance. The Door Community Auditorium is located in Fish Creek, just north of the town center on Highway 42.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fall is in the Air! Fall Videos Up!

Fall is such a special time in Door County! We have just posted all our Fall materials, including 25 Things To Do, a Fall article, and 4 Fall Videos are featured on our Homepage!

So come on by right now and plan your Fall Door County trip - and enjoy some of the scenery right now through our videos! Tell us which of the 4 videos is your favorite - vote right here by leaving a Comment!

We love hearing from our users! And, hey! Have you entered the Two-Night Giveaway for September on our site yet? Do it! Westwood Shores is an awesome place!

Friday, September 4, 2009

September Giveaway is On! 2 Nights Stay!

If you have not entered yet, come to our website and enter now - enter everyday actually!

You might win a two-night stay at the fabulous Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort in Sturgeon Bay! Very nice resort that we know you will love!

Come over right now! Enter, and if you found out about it on our BLOG, then enter BLOG after your phone # in the entry form and we'll give you another 5 entries!

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