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Issue 49January 2012
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What A Place!!
Something to Do! DCA
Door County Happenings

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Snowy Path
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Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing

Snow Fences

On the Winter Road
On the Winter Road

Icy, Icy Waters
Icy, Icy Waters!

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1) called What A Place! which will detail a delightful inn with lots of details!
2) Something To Do! which will lead to to fun things to do in Door County!
3) Some Door County Happenings!  Find out the latest and greatest on the Door County Peninsula!
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Dan Silvestri
  What A Place!
          By Donna Marie Pocius             
Special to


We launch our new 2012 feature "What a Place" with a profile on Church Hill Inn, located at 425 Gateway Drive in Sister Bay.


This delightful inn is open year-round and offers 34 rooms in a charming environment, celebrating an English inn. You'll also find contemporary amenities such as an exercise room with sauna and full-size Jacuzzi, and Internet access on the property.


Church Hill Inn is now offering off season weekend and midweek special rates.

When you stay Friday and Saturday nights, through May 2012, you can choose a third night free or ask about reduced pricing.  And if you stay any night Sunday through Thursday through April 30, you can take about half off the regular rate and still get full breakfast each morning. 


Speaking of breakfast, hot entrees are offered daily in the lovely dining room. Specialties include artichoke soufflé,Scandinavian Lodge Banner breakfast quiche, French toast, scrambled eggs and oatmeal.  Bakery goods such as English toasting bread and banana muffin are served, too. 


A favorite gathering spot is the "pub," where the innkeeper has shared information with guests about English beers. 


As to the room accommodations, the two-level building has 17 rooms on each level.  All rooms offer private baths, a balcony or patio, television/cable, telephone and individually controlled air conditioning and heat. Guests also indulge in luxury linens.


Here, the room choices are: English rooms with one queen size bed. The Oversized English rooms each have one king size bed or two queen size beds. Luxury accommodations offer whirlpools, and two Deluxe Suites each have whirlpools and fireplaces.


Each room or suite has a unique name and decorating theme reminiscent of the English lifestyle, geography andThe Shallows Resort Banner culture.  For example, the Songbird (one of the Luxury rooms) is adorned with prints of birds on the walls and wooden birdhouses.


Here's an overview of accommodations:

English rooms: Maps, English Meadow, Highlands, Stamps, Rose, Teapots, Victorian Times, Chess, Croquet, Fishing Baskets, Hats, Lighthouses and English Village.


Oversize English rooms: Pens and Pencils, Toby, Royal Doulton, Bicycling, Cricket, Wimbledon and Fox&Hounds.


Luxury Rooms: Botanical, Butterflies, Garden, Songbird, Willow, Ships, Castles, Coronation, Valentine, East Indies, West Indies and Windsor.


Deluxe Suites: Winston & Clementine.


Guests access their rooms from wide parlors. These areas provide additional places to relax or meet with others while enjoying a fire in the gas fireplace, admiring antiques and listening to classical music play.


More information about Church Hill Inn and other fine places to stay is available on


Here's Something to Do!

Door Community Auditorium: movies, lectures, concerts


By Donna Marie Pocius 

Special to


Door Community Auditorium (DCA) has kicked off a wide variety of artistic events, ranging from popular films (2011 Academy Award winners and 2012 likely Oscar nominees) to current lectures and coffeehouse style concerts. Here's an overview.


"Super 8" a film produced by Steven Spielberg, will be shown on a big screen 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. In theParkwood Lodge 2010 banner summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio


town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a movie and suspect it was not an accident.


The next morning, 9 a.m. Jan 21, the DCA welcomes Dr. Thomas Bolin, associate professor of religious studies at St. Norbert's College for a talk on "Biblical Interpretations."


Katie Dahl, known for her humor, voice and original music, performs in the fireside lobby at DCA at 7 p.m. Jan 21.


"U.S. Education and its Status in the World" will be addressed by Dr. Robert Osgood, professor of education at St. Norbert, 9 a.m. Jan. 28. Then, at 7 p.m. Seth Raddatz, greatly influenced by Neil Young and others, performs in the fireside lobby beginning at 7 p.m.


On Feb. 4 at 7 p.m., DCA partners with Peninsula Players in a main stage presentation: Baby Wants Candy, who has performed improvised musicals worldwide.


Other upcoming shows:

9 a.m. Feb. 18 Brian Pertl, of Lawrence University on "The Role of the Didgeridoo in Australian Society."


7 p.m. Feb. 18 "Rabbit-Proof Fence" film screeningEgg Harbor Lodge Banner


9 a.m. Feb. 25 Dr. Wendy Scattergood of St. Norbert on "Polling, Candidates and the Upcoming Presidential Election."


7 p.m. Feb. 25 "Ben There, Dan That," featuring folk, blues and originals.


7 p.m. March 2 "The Ides of March" film screening


9 a.m. March 3 Dr. Gratzia Villarroel, of St. Norbert College, on "The Turn to the Political Left in Latin American Politics"


7 p.m. March 3 John Hegner. Singer, storyteller, piano player


 Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


The Peninsula Music Festival announced February Fest with performances by the Thomas Kluge Trio at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, and the Music of Jane Austen at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17. 


Interested in learning something new and creative? G&J Glassworks, on Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, is offeringNewport Resort Banner the next session of beginner stained glass classes start Jan 19 and 21.


There is some snow on the ground in Door County now, and Whitefish Dunes State Park from looking for volunteers for its annual Candlelight Ski event, which is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.  We're sure more snow is on the way!


Watch our Winter Videos from our Homepage!