Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to All!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our loyal DoorCountyNavigator.com users! We truly appreciate that you use our site to help make your Door County vacations even better!

We are thankful for all of you, and wish you all and your families the very best Thanksgiving ever! If you are heading to Door County, make sure to check out all that is happening this week and next!

Thank you, from all of us at DoorCountyNavigator.com!

Dan Silvestri
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Parade - Jacksonport!

Here is a fun and meaningful event - we love this little parade! This press release just in!


For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeri Taylor, 920.823.2075
Jorna Taylor, 603.296.5305

Annual Jacksonport Thanksgiving Parade
Tradition of “neighbors helping neighbors” continues into 13th year

Jacksonport, WI – While thousands of Wisconsin families gather at the dining room table for a home-cooked meal or around the big screen TV to watch the Packers take on the Lions, one local boy and his family will spend it in the ICU. However, his struggle will not go unnoticed at Jacksonport’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade and Fund Raiser, now entering its 13th year. The parade kicks off at noon from the Jacksonport Fire Department.

Since 1997, the Jacksonport Thanksgiving Parade has delighted spectators with its quirky local flavor as well as collecting money for a family in need. Parade organizers didn’t have to look too far this year to find a member of our community who could use a helping hand. Rafael Phillips, the three year old son of Amy & Dave Phillips, remains hospitalized suffering from complications due to viral meningitis and encephalitis. Rafael has been in a Green Bay hospital since early September, and his family is struggling with the new challenges.

The Jacksonport Thanksgiving Parade, a fun-loving tradition started by Jeri Taylor and Verlin Kiehnau, grounds itself in the notion of neighbors helping neighbors, while getting together to have a good time. “The first year that we held the parade, we threw bird seed because we didn’t think anyone would come,” said Taylor, “but every year it gets bigger, in participation, spectators and “heart”.

Realizing what they could do for their community, the parade committee decided they would choose a local charity or family in need every year. Past parades have raised money for “Feed My People,” breast cancer research, to help the Jacksonport Fire Department purchase a new defibulator, and a young mother with stage four brain cancer. The committee also makes it a priority every year to adopt a family for Christmas, delighting not only in the spirit of the season but knowing that for at least one family, the world will look a little brighter that morning.

Parade viewers can expect the same blend of eclectic floats and characters mixed with a traditional Jacksonport fire truck, color guard, maybe a camel and of course Santa. Participation in the parade is encouraged!

The Phillips family was chosen as this year’s recipient of Jacksonport Parade’s fund raising proceeds because their story exemplifies the spirit in which this parade was founded. The parade starts at the Jacksonport Fire Station, takes a right on Highway 57 to Mike’s Port Pub where it turns around and heads down to the Square Rigger and then finally ends up at J.J.’s of Jacksonport. J.J.’s will be open during and after the parade. One of the best things about the parade is that as a spectator you can see it up to three times in its 4 block journey.

Anyone wishing to participate in the parade should be at the Jacksonport Fire Station by 11:30 on the 26th. For more information please contact Jeri Taylor 920-823-2075.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Egg Harbor Holly Days!

Egg Harbor Holly Days are coming up! Here is the info Egg Harbor just sent to us!


Egg Harbor's 16th Annual Holly Days is Nov. 27 - 28. Holly Days is an ol’ time Christmas celebration starting on Friday the 27th with Breakfast with Santa at the Landmark Resort, Children's Elf Hunt (kids 12 & under), Mistle Dough, Holiday Shopping, Wagon Rides, Caroling and Christmas tree lighting at the Harborview Park in Egg Harbor. Saturday the 28th brings Holiday Shopping, Children's Christmas Stores at the Bertschinger Center, Wagon Rides and the White Christmas Dinner Show at the Landmark Resort.


8:30am – 10:30am Breakfast with Santa at The Landmark
Resort, plus many activities for children

9:00am – 5:00pm Children’s Elf Hunt and Mistle Dough contest

10:00am – 5:00pm Holiday Shopping

2:00pm – 5:00pm Horse drawn wagon rides through downtown

4:00pm – 5:15pm Caroling throughout downtown

5:30pm Christmas tree lighting with Santa at
Harborview Park


10:00am – 5:00pm Holiday Shopping

12:00pm – 2:00pm Children’s Christmas Stores at the
Bertschinger Center

1:00pm – 4:00pm Horse drawn wagon rides through downtown

6:30pm White Christmas Review at the Landmark

Elf Hunt:

Participating businesses will display an elf character someplace within their establishment. Kids (12 and under) will then write down the name of the elf next to the name of the business and continue to each business till their elf list is filled. They then bring the completed list to the tree lighting which gets placed in a box for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize drawing. They must be present at the time of the drawing in order to win.

Mistle Dough:

Participating businesses will give a ticket per purchase at their location to a customer. Those customers in turn must drop off their tickets at the tree lighting which gets placed in a jar for the drawing of either $15.00, $25.00 or $50.00 worth of Mistle Dough that can be spent at any EHBA member business. They must be present at the time of the drawing in order to win.

Happy Holidays from Egg Harbor, WI!

James Flinn

Marketing Administrator
EHBA Visitor Center
P.O. Box 33
4666 Orchard Road
Egg Harbor, WI 54209


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Greens n Grains, Movies & Food!

Greens n Grains in Egg Harbor is doing some very interesting stuff!

Look for bi-weekly movies and an organic dinner in the loft above Greens n Grains for great food and a great flick! See here for more details!

Read our Review if Greens N Grains (we love it!) and watch a short video we did of this great place in Egg Harbor!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Win 2 Nights Plus 7 More Prizes?

Yep! The Super-Giveaway is on right now! Where are YOU?! Have you entered yet? You can enter everyday, and when you do, we'll send you an email about how you can get LOTS more entries! You can win 2 nites plus 7 more prizes - all to one winner! Check out the list of prizes!

And, the second place prize is also two-nights at the Country House!

Also, if you subscribe to our e-newsletter, Navigator News(tm), you will receive great info PLUS ways to earn more entries in the giveaways! So, what are you waiting for?!

Enter now!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Double Delites Gourmet Popcorn/Gelato - Holiday Specials!

We just heard from one of our favorite places, Double Delites in Egg Harbor! they have some great gift items for the Holidays! Read our Review , Watch the Video, then check out what they told us below:

If you are considering gift ideas, Double Delites has a new gift bag starting at $10.00 and up. In this bag, we call Holiday Scramble, the standard gift includes our buttery Caramel Corn, our Door Cheddar Cheese Corn and also our Cinnamon Roasted Almonds. Attachments are pictures of the gift bags and one of our holiday tins.

These red organza gift bags can also be customized to your requests. We still have our large gift bags and Holiday tins and you can check these all out at our website www.doubledelites.com however if you call us direct you can save $$ on shipping! toll free 866-944-2221

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

2 New Lighthouse Videos Released - Aerial Shots!

We just released two brand new videos, each covering 4 Door County lighthouses, and all shot taken from high above in a plane! Some very cool shots!

Take a look at both these videos, linked now from our Homepage, on the left under New & Featured Videos, and in the Sights & Sounds section under both New Releases, and Specialty Tours!

Enjoy - have fun and enjoy these very special videos, from DoorCountyNavigator.com!

Let us know what you think right here by leaving a Comment!

Super Giveway Begins!

The November/December SUPER GIVEAWAY has begun! You can win a LOT in this Giveaway:


1. Two-night stay in Door County at the Country House Resort in Sister Bay! Two-night stay at the Country House Resort in Sister Bay, WI. for two adults in a waterview room with two-person whirlpool and two-person body spray shower. Valid: January 2010 - June 2010; OR September - October 2010 (excluding weekends and festivals in September or October). Retail Value: up to $440 Watch Video!

2. Plum Loco Animal Farm Family Annual Pass good for 2 adults and 2 children that will expire a year from the date of redemption (a $42.00 value)! This is a very cool place! Read the review!

3. Carriage or Sleigh Rides for Two on Mayberry’s Carriages! John Mayberry will take you on a memorable ride through parts of Door County

4. Door County Trolley tour for Two on Door County Trolley! See Door County like you have never seen it before aboard an old-time trolley!

5. Copper Kettle Confections! $20 GENERAL MERCHANDISE coupon good for a blast from the past with candy's and nostalgic toys and treats. Fun stuff for kids of all ages! Copper Kettle Confections is the place.

6. A $15 Gift Certificate for Homemade Gelato (Italian Ice Cream) and Gourmet Popcorn from Egg Harbor’s own, Double Delites!

7. A $25 Gift Certificate to Orchard Country Winery & Market – great Door County
wines and other market items right here at Orchard Country Winery & Market!

8. Door County Coffee & Tea Company $25 Gift Certificate! They roast and flavor their own coffee beans; great gift shop, and dine-in food


Two-night stay in Door County at the Country House Resort in Sister Bay! Two-night stay at the Country House Resort in Sister Bay, WI. for two adults in a waterview room with two-person whirlpool and two-person body spray shower. Valid: January 2010 - June 2010; OR September - October 2010 (excluding weekends and festivals in September or October). Retail Value: up to $440 Watch Video!

You can enter everday AND earn additiona entries once you enter!! Come to DoorCountyNavigator.com right now!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Harbor Fish Market & Grille Special!

We just heard from one of our favorite places to fine dine, Harbor Fish Market & Grille - and here is a special offer - see below!

Please make sure to tell them that DoorCountyNavigator.com sent you! Click the coupon above and print it and bring it with you!


We want to show off our new floor so simply bring in the coupon below to us by November 22 and we'll treat you to a glass of house wine or a piece of dessert absolutely FREE! Not valid on holidays or with other offers/coupons. One coupon per person. Please note coupon details before. We hope to see you soon!