Monday, October 26, 2015

Gallery of Children's Art at Door Community Auditorium!


Oct 22, 2015

Door Community Auditorium
3926 Hwy. 42 • PO Box 397
Fish Creek, WI 54212-0397
(920) 868-2728

Peninsula School of Art (PenArt) is proud to display artwork created by youths attending their 2015 Summer Studios for Young Artists workshops, as well as the School’s Family Art Days outreach program, in the upcoming Art of the Family exhibition, on view starting October 23 at The Link Children’s Art Gallery at Door Community Auditorium.

Artwork from PenArt’s summer youth workshops includes pieces created in the fine art media of painting & drawing, ceramics (hand building and on the potter’s wheel), animation, sculpture, and printmaking.

Contributions to Art of the Family from September’s Family Art Day follow the theme of “#ArtofTheFamily,” with family members working together to draw a “selfie” of their family enjoying a special memory from within a paper iPhone-shaped frame. In a world where the “selfie” self-portrait is seen consistently on Facebook and Instagram newsfeeds, PenArt stepped away from a focus on the individual to concentrate on what truly makes Door County unique – the families that support a strong arts-centered community.

After discussing their ideas, families drew a “#familie” that expressed what makes their bond unique. Those visiting the exhibition are encouraged to create and add their own #familie to the Link Gallery walls. By doing so, they join the featured artists of Art of the Family in a celebration of the beauty that is created when families collaborate their creativity and express their feelings through art, and then share it with the Door County community.

Since PenArt’s founding summer in 1965, the commitment to providing meaningful and fun curriculum for young artists remains strong. The summer youth arts program has grown from only two children’s workshops to today’s nearly 40 classes for children ages 3.5 to 17 years old, including those with family-centered activities.

The Link Gallery of Children’s Art is Door County’s first exhibit space dedicated to the showing of artwork that portrays the world through the eyes of children.  Exhibits can be viewed from noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and from noon to show time on show nights.  The Link Gallery of Children’s Art is located at 3926 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek, inside the Door Community Auditorium.

Ted Pollman Scholarship Awarded to Three Area Students

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October 23th, 2015
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Ted Pollman Scholarship Awarded to Three Area Students

Carlsville, WI - Recipients of the 2015 Ted Pollman Scholarship were announced this week. Casey Rosenthal who attends Bellin College, Mathew VanBramer who attends UW Madison, and Ethan Ray who attends UW Parkside were chosen out of many deserving candidates. All three will received $1500 towards schooling and are current employees of Pollman family businesses.

The Ted Pollman Scholarship was created by the Pollman family, owners of Door Peninsula Winery and other Door County businesses, to honor the memory of their youngest son who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2000. Despite being diagnosed with severe learning disabilities at the age of five, Ted exceeded through hard work and persistence. The intent of the scholarship is to award graduating seniors or those currently pursuing higher education who have overcome financial, scholastic and/or physical challenges in their life.

The scholarship is in its fourteenth year, beginning in Biloxi, Mississippi at Ted's alma mater, St. John's High School. During Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the high school was destroyed and the decision was made to move the scholarship to Door County due to Door Peninsula Winery's location.
Applicants are asked about their educational aspirations, community involvement, extracurricular involvement, and the challenges they have faced and overcome. Each application is read by the Pollman family and deserving students are chosen based on their answers.

"It was difficult for us to make a decision," said Bob Pollman. "We received so many deserving applications this year that we couldn't decide on just one. We are pleased we are able to help these young people and keep the memory of our son going."

There are 3 additional Ted Pollman Scholarships awarded each year to area graduating high school seniors going on to higher education.

The Pollman family has owned Door Peninsula Winery since 1984 and also owns Door County Distillery and Bistro 42, attached to the winery; Juniper's Gin Joint, The Barrel Room and The Cherry Hut in Fish Creek; and Shipwrecked Brew Pub and Fat Louie's Olive Oil Company in Egg Harbor.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Share Your Favorite Door County Pics!

Share Your Door County Photos with us!

You have had all year to collect your great pics of Door County and we want to see them!  Share them with us all on our Facebook Page at

Friday, October 23, 2015

Another Thanksgiving Day Feast! At Carrington Pub & Grill in Egg Harbor!

Another favorite of ours at, Carrington Pub & Grill is having a Thanksgiving Day Feast!

Thanksgiving Day Feast

Join us for a sumptuous Thanksgiving Day meal. We'll serve up all the traditional goodies - from roasted turkey to home-style mashed potatoes.
Gather family and friends for this amazing spread. Celebrate and give thanks by staying out of the kitchen this holiday season. Let the Landmark Resort handle food preparation. Enjoy one delicious dish after another. Yummy.


Thursday, November 26


Serving from 10am - 3pm


Adults (12 and older)  .......  $17 each
Children ages 4-11 ..............  $10 each
Children ages 3 and under .......  Free


Our menu includes ...
Roasted Turkey
Roasted Pepper & Garlic Pan Fish with Creamy dill sauce
Monterey Shrimp over paella rice
Penne primavera
Apricot Glazed Ham
Chicken Dumpling Soup
Butternut Squash Soup
Apple Cranberry Stuffing
Home Style Mashed Potatoes
Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes
White & Wild Rice Blend
Fall Harvest Vegetables
Mixed Greens Salad
Seasonal Salads  
Assorted Seasonal Salads
Dessert Display including chocolate dipping fountain


Call today to make your reservation.

Thanksgiving Buffet at Harbor Fish Market & Grille!

One of our favorite places to dine - this is a great feast!  If you are in Door County on Thanksgiving and want to eat well, check this out and tell them that sent you!
Traditional Thanksgiving Day Buffet in the 
Heart of Door County!

Make reservations by visiting our Facebook page, on our website or by calling us directly at 920-839-9999.  Reservation times fill up quickly so please make your reservations early!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Check out Ephraim Shores Motel in Ephraim

Ephraim Shores Motel & Restaurant

This is a wonderful place to stay - in beautiful Ephraim Wisconsin too!  Check it out and be sure when you book to tell them that sent you!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Find Me A Room! DoorCountyNavigator Will Help!

Find Me A Room!  Please!

Need help Finding A Room in Door County? Here ya go!  Simple and easy and our lodging partners will contact you!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Check out Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center

Stone Harbor Resort &Conference Center

Stone Harbor Resort & Conference Center is the perfect place to stay in Door County: great rooms, on-premises restaurant, some super water views.

Read our Trusted Review 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Saguaro Day Spa in Sturgeon Bay - Great Services!

Saguaro Day Spa in Sturgeon Bay 

We recently got a massage at Saguaro Day Spa in Sturgeon Bay - and we were impressed.  Wonderful tranquil environment, great services.  Read our Trusted Review and Watch the Video below

Sunday, July 12, 2015 At Casey's on Tuesday This Week! July 14th!

How many folks are in Door County this week? will be at Casey's in Egg Harbor on Tuesday night at about 7PM - let us know if you can join us to say hi and chat a bit!  It would be great to meet some of our users!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Win Extra Entries in the 2 night Giveaway for July!

Win Tons of Entries in the 2-Night Giveaway!

To add your Door County dining reviews to our site do the following:
1.       Go now to
2.       Select a town where the restaurants is you want to review.
3.       See if it is Featured (Featured listings have a yellow box around them).  If yes, proceed!
4.       Click the “View” button
5.       Scroll to the bottom where it says “Post Your Review” then proceed!

Extra Entries:
  • Write 1 - 4 reviews and get 20 extra entries in the July Two-Night Giveaway for each approved review!
  • Write 5 - 9 reviews at the same time of a featured restaurant and get 30 extra entries in the July Two-Night Giveaway for each approved review! 
  • Write 10+ reviews at the same time of a featured restaurant and get 35 extra entries in the July Two-Night Giveaway for each review approved!

You should also enter the Giveaway at so we can add more entries for you.  Get ready . . . begin!   

Deal ends July 6th 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Coldwell Banker - The Real Estate Group - Announces Chairman Circle Awards for May 2015~

Coldwell Banker - The Real Estate Group Announces Door County Chairman Circle List for May 2015!

Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group is pleased to announce that the following agents have made the Door County office's May 2015 Chairman's Circle list:

MaryKay Shumway

Scott Bader

 Linda Adams

Dave Kaster

 and Claire Bierman.

More information on The Real Estate Group can be found at
Tricia Voskuil
Marketing Director
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Inc.
The Real Advantage!
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Special 4th of July Savings at Saguaro Day Spa!

A great new addition to's partners, Saguaro Day Spa is offering you a special deal!

So visit their website after you see below, and tell them . . . sent you!



Wishing You A Safe And Happy 4th of July!

clip and save or mention when scheduling and checking out. FIRECRACKER SPECIAL

$20 OFF A Single Spa Service of $80 or Greater
$10 OFF A Single Spa Service of $60 to $75
*Valid Wednesday June 24th - Friday July 3rd 2015
One coupon/ person/ visit
Not valid with other Coupons/ Discounts/Our Spa Packages

NOTE: Tell them sent you!

Saguaro Day Spa
3899 Old Highway Road
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Murder Mystery Dinner - "Death by Wine"

Great fun event at one of our favorite places!  A murder mystery dinner!

Read our Trusted review of Door Peninsula Winery.  And tell them sent you on this fabulous adventure!

Experience a truly entertaining night filled with MYSTERY, SUSPENSE, & MURDER. Play detective to solve a murder case where everyone is a suspect, even you.  Enjoy a 4-course gourmet dinner during a live and interactive theater performance.

What: Death By Wine, a Murder Mystery Dinner
When: August 1st, Cocktails at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm
Where: Bistro 42 (Inside the Winery)
Cost: $65/person, includes tax and gratuity
To make sure you are seated on time, please arrive by 6:40 at the latest! Mystery solved around 10:00pm

Tickets are only $65.00, but space is limited. Reserve your spot now before you miss out on all the sleuthing fun!
Ticket price includes 4 course dinner, non-alcoholic beverages, and show. Any alcoholic beverages are extra. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Physical tickets will not be sent, please check in with your name and confirmation at the door.
For more information or to purchase tickets please 
call 1-800-551-5049 or click here

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Summer Kick Off Party!

Summer Kick Off Party at 
Gibraltar Grill on Saturday June 20th!  


Be there and tell them sent you!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Now! Write Your Own Restaurant Reviews

 Our site has be redesigned completely!

Now - Let your voice be heard! Write your own restaurant reviews and post them on our sister site, Post a review for any of our Featured Dining establishments and earn 20 extra entries in the Giveaway after entering through the Treasure Map (on Navigator)!
We want to hear from you (and your stomachs!). Head to

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

News From Door County Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking!

News from Door County Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking

751 Jefferson Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Phone 920-746-9080;

Barbara Gibbons, Pahrump, Nevada, has created this magnificent spring artwork utilizinging one of our Door County Kids Stamp. For more of Barbara’s artwork, check out our facebook page.  Thank you for sharing, Barbara!

  Oh, Happy Days! Spring has Sprung!

The flowers are poking their noses out and sharing their beautiful color to our landscapes.  It is a time of new life and refreshing breezes.  Along with all that spring brings to us, we, at Door County Rubber Stamps, are boasting with good news for all of our customers and friends.

  Egg Harbor Store

Over the winter, Our Egg Harbor store experienced a new look in a new and permanent storefront.  We have moved our Door County Stamp & Scrapbook Store into the first building of The Main Street Shops in Egg Harbor – same complex where we have been the past five years –we moved from the back building to the front building – only steps away from our previous location.  We are so excited to show off our ‘new do’!  Come visit us soon – our shelves are filled with the newest designs from Door County Stamps and also our partners, Northwoods Rubber Stamps.  We have everything you could want – spring, floral, wildlife, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, - you name it, we have it!!  Watch for our Grand Opening Celebration – we want YOU to be a part of the party!!

  Door County Kids

We have taken over the entire storefront that was previously the Stamp Store in The Main Street Shops – enlarged the area for our Children’s focus, and are having an absolute blast filling this store with the greatest in baby and children’s faire; from books, puzzles & puppets, to sportswear, beach & sports fun!  This is a treasure trove!!   Watch for the Grand Opening of The Door County Kids – plan to bring your kids and grandkids to celebrate with us this summer.

  Dreamweaver Stencil Weekend

Extra, Extra, Read ALL About It!  Louise Healy is coming to town – yes, our Dreamweaver Stencil Guru – the ultimate in Stencil wizardry!!  June 5-6th will be the weekend that Louise will be offering four wonderful classes/workshops – once again, held at Bridgeport Waterfront Resort.  If you have never experienced one of Louise’s classes, know that you are in for a very big treat.  She brings to us years of teaching experience, a basketful of talent, and is able to spread joy throughout the room.  You will learn from the best – and go home with a multitude of new techniques under your belt.  Plan to register early.

Below is a quick overview of the weekend schedule. 
For complete details, visit our website

Friday, June 5th – 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception – Finger Foods and Beverages provided for your pleasure.

For all of Louise’s classes, you should plan to bring the following supplies with you to the classroom:  scissors, adhesives to assemble cards, including foam tape if you wish to pop up your designs, soft cloth (such as an old t-shirt rag).

Friday, June 5th 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Molten Magic
Use various stencils to learn the beautiful Molten Magic technique.

Saturday, June 6  8:00 – 10:30 a.m.  Sailboat Class
Dreamweaver's fabulous Sailboat stencil is so versatile and fun to use.

Saturday, June 6 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Heron Class
Use the beautiful Heron stencil to learn three techniques that you can apply to any of your stencils.

Saturday, June 6 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Framed Butterflies
Create this lovely framed piece of art using Dreamweaver stencils.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell has acquired the Northeast and Central Wisconsin-based Coldwell Banker franchise, The Real Estate Group

 Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell has acquired the Northeast and Central Wisconsin-based Coldwell Banker franchise, The Real Estate Group

Appleton, WI- Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell announced today that it has acquired the Northeast and Central Wisconsin-based Coldwell Banker franchise, The Real Estate Group. Expanding its service area in Wisconsin, Honig-Bell and The Real Estate Group now have a combined presence of approximately 1,300 agents in 53 offices and, as a result, will become the largest Coldwell Banker affiliate franchise in the nation, based on transactions. Honig-Bell, which already has an office in Lake Geneva, WI, sees this as a rare opportunity for successful, like-minded companies to grow and benefit greatly from each other’s success. Mike Prodehl, who was also named the firms new President and CEO in this merger, had this to say. “Forming a brokerage of this size gives us an incredible advantage in that we now have more resources to invest in new technologies. 

Better technologies offer our clients greater marketing exposure in selling their home, and the most up-to-date information. Lenders, and other companies that need statewide or regional real estate partners, can now have one realty firm instead of multiple offices to work with in both states.”

Both Honig-Bell and The Real Estate Group have been members of Coldwell Banker’s Chairman’s Circle, a high and prestigious honor, since joining the Coldwell brand, respectively in 1994 and 1983. CBHB currently ranks 33rd for closed transaction sides among the 500 largest brokers in the nation, with TREG ranking 56th, the firms combined efforts next year should land them comfortably in the top 20 Brokerages nationwide.

Prodehl said Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group’s agents and management team will stay intact and that Buyers and Sellers in Wisconsin can expect the same great experience that they always have from The Real Estate Group.
“The benefit to all of our Buyers, Sellers and Agents is going to be tremendous! Our Marketing and technology departments have already met at length, and we have had a chance to speak with most of the agents and everyone has been very receptive and excited. All Agents within the organization will now be able to work within a much larger network with access to buyers and sellers from northeastern Wisconsin straight through to central Illinois.”

Ed Prodehl, who assumes the role of Chairman in this merger, reacted to the similarities between the two companies. “I have been close friends of Joyce and Otto Bytof for many years and prior to her passing we began discussions in expanding the growth of the two companies. We are a family-owned business just as Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group has been from its existence. We look forward to welcoming the Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group associates to the team.”

Reacting to news of the expansion, Coldwell Banker said the Honig-Bell Illinois operations are in good hands. “There is no doubt that Ed (Prodehl) and his management team at Coldwell Banker Honig-Bell have built a real estate power in Illinois and will continue the power and growth that the Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group has established.” said Budge Huskey, Chief Executive Officer of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “I am confident that their successful approach to real estate will translate well as they further their Wisconsin market.”

The staff and former heads of operations of The Real Estate Group, Chuck and Kim Peeters, will remain intact and they will continue to oversee the Wisconsin operations, which will remain Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group. Joyce and Otto Bytof’s legacy in this community will continue, stronger than ever, and Chuck and Kim Peeters stated that they “couldn’t be more pleased with this merger and are excited to see the strength of the group continue to grow.”

Tricia Voskuil
Marketing Director
Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group, Inc.
The Real Advantage!
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