Friday, February 26, 2010

New Podcast Up: Snow, Parks and What's Open!

We just posted our Week 7 audio podcast which covers Snow, Parks and What's Open now in Door County Wisconsin!

This is a quick and easy way to discover interesting things about Door County and information that is relevant now.  So listen in!  Check it out at and let us know what you think!  Listen to all the podcasts from Week 1 on to learn and discover!

Thanks - leave a Comment here!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Pics Added on Facebook!

Hello Door County fans! We just posted some new pictures on our Facebook page at . AND, some of our page Fans have uploaded photos as well - as a matter of fact, they have uploaded 46 Door County pictures - and some are awesome!

Stop by now and take a look! And, if you are not yet a Fan on Facebook of our's Door County Fan page, please join us there! 469 people have joined us already . . .


Friday, February 19, 2010

Easter Sunday Brunch Served . . . in Baileys Harbor!

This just in from one of our favorite restaurants, Harbor Fish market & Grille in Baileys Harbor.  Easter Sunday Buffet!
Read's Review of Harbor Fish Market & Grille!


Once again we invite you to join us in our Easter Sunday Buffet Celebration in Baileys Harbor! As always, we will be featuring all your Harbor favorites plus some surprises! Don't be disappointed -- please call today to schedule your reservation!

What a selection! Door County Cherry Stuffed French Toast, Pancakes with Warm Maple Syrup, Strata Egg Bake, Homemade Corned Beef Hash, Fontanini Sausage, Crisp Bacon, Assorted Breakfast Muffins, Cider Glazed Pit Ham, Slow Roasted USDA Prime Rib of Beef, Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb, Fresh Salmon with Cucumber Dill Sauce, Whipped Potatoes, Potatoes Au Gratin, Assorted Salads, Fresh Garden Vegetables, Freshly Baked Breads and, of course, our Incredibly Decadent Homemade Dessert Selection!

$18.95 per person, $8.95 for kids under 13.

Reservations encouraged -- 920.839.9999, and mention that sent you!

Serving on Easter Sunday from 10 am until 3 pm.

We hope to see you at Harbor Fish Market & Grille!

Carl & Karen Berndt & Staff

Harbor Fish Mkt & Grille-Door County
Downtown Baileys Harbor

Open 7 days a week all year long for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Join us on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, Easter and Mother's Day for our celebration buffets. Outside dining when weather permits. Terrific celebration location for weddings and family gatherings! Distinctive waterfront dining in the heart of Door County.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wedding? How About in Door County?!

One of our favorite fine dining restaurants just sent this out -try this place for your wedding, or just try the restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner - it is terrific and a great setting , on the water in Baileys Harbor!  Read our Review, then link through to their website!  And please tell them that sent you!



We absolutely adore hosting weddings and other celebrations at both of our locations -- both our Green Bay and Baileys Harbor locations are terrific spots to plan your dream wedding or celebration!

Harbor Fish Market & Grille in Baileys Harbor is a Door County favorite spot to have a very special wedding/celebration. The gardens provide the perfect backdrop along with the wonderful waterfront location. The historic building has original hardwood floors, tin type ceiling and beautiful mahogany bar. We have hosted weddings ranging from a handful of guests to nearly 300 guests -- with creative buffet service or traditional sit down dinners. The grassy area close to the water's edge is an ideal place for the wedding ceremony.

Harbor Fish Market & Grille in Green Bay is located right on the water across from the university campus. The grassy area along with the lovely dock area right on the water provides the perfect backdrop for a special Green Bay wedding -- particularly when planned to include the exceptional sunset on the water. The Green Bay location has two separate dining rooms allowing for either a small, intimate wedding or one on a grander scale! The expansive bar area provides the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family -- and the outside deck can be used for dining or appetizer service. We have hosted weddings and celebrations with guests numbering 10 to 180 -- with either elegant buffet or sit down dinner service.

We still have a few dates available at both locations for 2010 weddings and celebrations -- so please call us today to discuss how we can help you plan the celebration you have dreaming about.

Best wishes,

Harbor Fish Market & Grille
2607 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Vanentine's Day to All

Happy Vanentine's Day to All of our users!

We hope you have a great day - have fun!


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cornerstone Suites in Egg Harbor Offers Deal for Navigator Users!

The Cornerstone Suites in Egg Harbor is offering users some special deals:

The Cornerstone Suites is "Door County's most unique vacation destination"

  • March Madness In Lodging Deals! Weekend packages (Friday & Saturday) starting at $160,  Includes complimentary gift packages. Good through March 2010.
  • February and March weekday specials (Sunday - Thursday): Nightly rentals starting at $75!  Good through March 2010.
  • Free bottle of wine from Door Peninsula Winery too for DCN users!
  • You MUST mention to get these special deals!
"Promising Old Fashioned Customer Service"

                      Leif Lautenbach
                      Sunny Point Vacations LLC
                      Sarkis & Associates Realtors
                      Door County, WI
                     1 920 493 8845 cell
                     1 888 495 3005

Read our Review of this wonderful place
Watch the Video we shot of Cornerstone Suites!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Special Lodging Offer from The Hilltop Inn for Navigator Users Only!

The Hilltop Inn in Fish Creek has a super offer for users!

  • Stay 1 night, get the 2nd night ½ off!
  • You must mention at the time the reservation is made.
  • Offer valid thru April 30, 2010
Call them right now to make your reservation and make sure you mention because this special is for our users only!

This is a great place to stay, with easy access to lots of shopping, restaurants and more. 
Read our Review!  And tell Kelly we sent you!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Help Haiti - Through Wilkins & Olander

Join the Wilkins & Olander team to help Haiti! Wilkins & Olander has joined forces with OKA b. Shoes and Soles4Souls® to provide shoes to the people of Haiti. Drop off a pair of gently used shoes at Wilkins and Olander anytime before February 14.

OKA b. Shoes will match every donation with a new pair of OKA b. sandals. The goal of this project is to send 50,000 pairs of shoes to Haiti.

Wilkins & Olander
120 N. Third
Sturgeon Bay
Please drop them off to the Sturgeon Bay shop, and please tie the shoes together so they don't get separated.

Different Drums of Ireland - March 5th at DCA!

How cool is this?  Awesome event - tell them we sent ya!


February 8, 2010
Media Contact: Dick Sandretti
Executive Director
Door Community Auditorium
920 868-2728

Different Drums of Ireland Takes
To DCA Mainstage, March 5

Different Drums of Ireland, a band composed of five musicians, was created in 1992 as a community relations project in Derry, Northern Ireland. Featuring the Lambeg and Bodhran drums, as well as the guitar, snares, long drum, pipes, and vocals, Different Drums of Ireland celebrates the musical traditions, customs, and sounds of that wee part of the world, crossing boundaries in an effort to promote peace and unity. The group makes its Door County premier appearance on the Door Community Auditorium Mainstage, Friday, March 5 at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students under 18.

The music also features the Uilleann or elbow pipes, whistles, guitar, snares, long drum, four voices and is driven by the engine of the African djembe. Adding myriad percussion and other instruments to original and traditional songs makes a unique and exciting combination of traditions and sounds. A unique celebration of cultural diversity and linkages.

The band has played across the world, for everyone from US & Irish presidents to school children - The message is the same: Celebrate that which makes us different and that which bonds us together.

" amazing sensory experience, the vibrant drum playing is genuinely stunning but over the top we hear whistles and pipes playing flying melodies with gorgeous ballads and spoken word sections..." said one reviewer.

Band members are:

Roy Arbuckle
"Roy has a voice you could take a bath in" O.R.Melling - Irish Times
People with long memories will remember Roy from his early days with show bands and in the 70's with folk band Chaff. He moved to North America in 1978 and toured extensively with Fiddlers Elbow and later The Rambling Boys of Pleasure.

Roy conceived and founded Different Drums in 1991 as a community relations project and has led its development since.

Dolores O’Hare
Dolores is a multi-instrumentalist playing Uillean (elbow) pipes, whistles, fiddle, button and piano accordion, concertina and Bodhran. She comes from Mayobridge in County Down, an area steeped in music which has also produced the renowned Sands Family. She is a talented teacher, her pupils achieving great success in the Ulster and All-Ireland Fleadhs.

Stephen Matier
Stephen is one of the earliest members of Different Drums and has been involved in music for most of his life. He is a native of East Belfast and has lived in Belfast for the last 10 years after spending time in England and Derry. He began playing music as a schoolboy in a variety of rock bands, most notably the band that went on to be known as "Ghost of an American Airman" He then found the blues with Noella Hutton. Once involved in Different Drums he has been exploring the roots of Irish and world music and has interests in Middle Eastern and American roots music.

Paul Marshall
Paul is an instrument inventor, multi-percussionist and instrument designer for STOMP. With Different Drums since 2002 he brings a wealth of percussive experience having played drumset for 40+ years and hand percussion for 30+ years. He has wide experience in music recording, editing and production and is responsible for the band's website and management of the band's audio/video/image archive.

Richard Campbell
Richard is the most recent addition to Different Drums and sports the official band hairstyle. Hailing from New Buildings in Co L'Derry, Richard comes from three generations of competitive pipers and drummers, having learned his snare drumming in Bready Ulster Scots Pipe Band, Co. Richard plays marching snare, Lambeg, djembe and longdrum. He joined the band in december 2004 and has brought new sounds and influences to the group.

Tickets for Different Drums of Ireland may be purchased on line at, by phone at 920 868-2728, or at the box office on Monday and Friday from 10 am to 3 pm and one hour prior to the performance. Adult tickets are $20, students under 18 are $10, plus tax and handling. All seats are reserved. Doors open at 7 pm on Friday, March 5 with the concert at 8 pm. Door Community Auditorium is located at the north end of Fish Creek on State Highway 42.

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Coffeehouse Series Continues at DCA: Highland Road Music! Feb 20th

Excellent Bluegrass music coming your way!  See below!


Media Contact: Dick Sandretti
Executive Director
Door Community Auditorium
920 868-2728

Bluegrass with Highland Road Feb. 20
At DCA Fireside Coffeehouse

Highland Road performs bluegrass in the truest tradition of Scottish, Irish, and English immigrants who inspired the musical storytelling genre. Taking the stage in the next Door Community Auditorium Fireside Coffeehouse Concert of the winter season, Highland Road band members Andy Coulson, Tad Gilster, Rick Gordon, and Tony Gebauer will perform on Saturday, February 20 at 7 pm. Their program will include bluegrass, a bit of country, and a smattering of folk music.

This marks the second appearance of the group in the Coffeehouse series, having sold out the 80 seat venue last February.

The history of Highland Road begins just down the road a bit. Although founding members Coulson and Gilster both began playing music during their high school years, they had set their guitars aside to begin careers.

“We both played in high school,” said Coulson, “but I set my instrument aside for at least 20 years.” Coulson is the owner of the White Gull Inn; Gilster is a realtor with Coldwell Banker and an avocational potter.

But in the mid-90s the two friends began a weekly ritual of playing together. “We were talking about music one day and we discovered we had each picked up our guitars again. It just happened that we decided to have some fun picking together,” recalled Gilster. The banjo became Coulson’s instrument of choice in the late 90s.

An approaching birthday spurred Rick Gordon, owner of Door County Computer, to join the music-makers. “I had wanted to learn to play the guitar, and when I was turned 65 and I decided if I was ever going to play, I had better get to it. At first I would just sit with my bass and listen. I would practice at home.” Gordon admits, “It was slow going, a trail of tears, but they really inspired me.” With a guitarist in the group, Gordon assumed bass duties.

Tony Gebauer was the final addition to the informal band. “I knew the guys were playing together and I wanted to join in. I wanted to play something and figured a nice addition would be the mandolin to round things out,” said Gebauer. “So I bought an inexpensive old mandolin and a beginner book with traditional bluegrass tunes.” Within months the novice was performing with the group. Gebauer is a full-time potter whose studio is TR Pottery.

Playing together for the first time “outside,” the group performed a benefit concert for the Door County Land Trust in 2007. “With that concert we realized we were a band. After that we got more serious,” Coulson smiled.

“All of us are very busy; we realize this is not our main job. But we do work at improving, taking it to the next level. Bluegrass really is an ensemble type of music, and doesn’t come together unless it’s performed by a group. And as friends and fellow musicians we have a great time together and strive to improve.”

Seating for the Fireside Coffeehouse Concerts is limited and advance ticket purchase is strongly recommended. General admission tickets are $14 plus tax and facility fee, Tickets are available at the Door Community Auditorium box office, by phone (920.868.2728), or via the internet at Box office hours are Monday and 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. Refreshments will be available for purchase during this performance.

Adam Smith’s Free Market Economics Examined

We just received this press release from the Door Community Auditorium - interesting lecture coming up!


February 8, 2010
Media Contact: Dick Sandretti
Executive Director
Door Community Auditorium
920 868-2728

Adam Smith’s Free Market Economics Examined
In Next St. Norbert Lecture at DCA, Feb. 20

Adam Smith was among the first, and one of the most enthusiastic theorists of capitalism and free trade. His name is frequently invoked by those who would defend some new free trade policy or the aggressive competitiveness of the capitalist system. Dr. Paul Johnson continues the St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture Series at the Door Community Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 9 am. His lecture, “ The Moral Ground of the Free Market System in Adam Smith”, will focus on the moral dimension of Smith's thought with the intention of showing how his moral insights might guide and constrain the practice of capitalism and free trade today.

Smith, born in 1723, was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. The latter, usually abbreviated as The Wealth of Nations, is considered his greatest writing and is widely cited as the father of modern economics.

In his treatise, Smith lays out the mutual benefits of free trade, comparative advantage and competitiveness, but it is a mistake to think that Smith would accept the claim that "greed is good," or endorse the harsher, more exploitative aspects of capitalism in the contemporary world.

In his presentation, Dr. Johnson discusses how Smith is frequently cited in defense of the free market policies today. Many of those policies claim aggregate or long-term benefits for nations and for individual workers even though the immediate effects seem harmful or exploitative and the longer-term effects ambiguous at best.

Smith’s economic theories rest upon a foundation of metaphysical assumptions, widespread and deeply pervasive in the 18th century when he wrote, which underscore his claims about the beneficent effects of the free market. No account of Smith’s advocacy of free markets is complete without a disclosure of his metaphysical assumptions. These assumptions may or may not warrant assent today, and free-market principles may or may not provide our best bet for sustainable global prosperity.

However, Dr. Johnson points out, any appeals to Smith as a defense of free-market solutions today need to take into account the historical and philosophical context in which his theories were developed before the cogency of his proposals can be reliably assessed. The lecture is directed at providing some of that context.

Dr. Johnson, associate professor of philosophy at St. Norbert since 2004, joined the faculty in 1990. He received his bachelor and masters degrees in philosophy from Northern Illinois University, and his Ph.D., in philosophy from the University of Illinois.

The author of numerous publications, Dr. Johnson serves on significant committees at St. Norbert, including as Faculty Chair, faculty personnel committee, criminal justice task force, and as chair of the philosophy discipline search committee.

The lecture requires no tickets and is free and open to the public. It will begin at 9 am and will allow adequate time for the audience to pose questions. Door Community Auditorium is located adjacent to Gibraltar Schools at the north end of Fish Creek.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Edgewater Hopelessly Romantic Getaway

We just received word of another User special at the terrific Edgewater Resort in Ephraim!  Read all about it!
Edgewater Resort
10040 Hwy 42
For Reservations: 1-800-603-5331 - ask for Bryan!

Edgewater Hopelessly Romantic Getaway

Available Through April 30 2010!

Visitors to the Edgewater Resort often comment that it's the most relaxing place they've ever stayed - full of today's comforts yet so reminiscent of the past. Enjoy 2 romantic nights in a luxurious water view suite.


• 2 nights in a suite overlooking Eagle Harbor

• 2 half hour massages at the Spa at Sacred Grounds

• 5 course gourmet candle lit dinner for 2 delivered to your room over $110 value

• $5.00 gift card for breakfast at Chef's Hat overlooking Eagle Harbor (open weekends)

• Complimentary bottle of Door County sparkling cherry juice and gourmet treats.

• Box of chocolates!

Add a 3rd night for only $49.00. Packages range from $359-$459, depending on room size and water views.

Make sure to tell that that sent you to get this deal! Have a great time in Ephraim!

Read Our Review of the Edgewater Resort
Go to their Website: Edgewater Resort
For Reservations: 1-800-603-5331 - ask for Bryan!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Special Deal at Scofield House B&B in Sturgeon Bay!

This is one magnificent home-turned B&B, from the 1800's, and now, our users can get a special deal!
Weeknight Get-Away

Plan a special weeknight get-away with a 2 night stay at the Scofield House B&B.

You may choose from any of our whirlpool rooms on the 1st or 2nd floor, and you will also receive:
  • A lovely floral arrangement,
  • 1# box of chocolates, and
  • A $25 certificate from the Door County Visitor Bureau to use at any participating shops or restaurants.
  • Special pricing for this package is $198.00 plus tax. Extend your stay with an additional weeknight for only $79.00 more!
This special is valid weeknights, Sunday through Thursday through the end of April, 2010. We require a minimum 72 hour notice. You may choose from the Rose Room, Gazebo Room, Water Lily Room or the Blue Room.

To get this package deal, you MUST mention that you found this deal on!

Visit the Scofield House:

Read our review - we LOVE this magnifient place! 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

JJs/La Puerta Set To Re-Open Tonight!

After the fire last August, JJs/La Puerta restaurant in Sister Bay has been closed, and so many people have missed it!

Well, out of the ashes, JJs/La Puerta is set to reopen tonight at 4PM! How exciting for all who missed it, and for the owners JJ and his wife Kris.

Congratulations! You can Read our Review of JJs/La Puerta, and see the Peninsula Pulse story too!

Tell them that sent you over!