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Issue 51March 2012
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What A Place!! Reynolds House B&B
Something to Do! Home & Garden Expo
Door County Happenings

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Spring Sundown
Spring Sundown
Eagle Towerr Spring
From Eagle Tower

Peg Egan Music in Egg Harbor
Peg Egan Stage in Egg Harbor

From the Road
From the Road

From Eagle Tower

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Some of Our Favorite
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It's Spring time in Door County!
We continue our monthly feature for this year's Navigator News(tm):
1) What A Place! details a delightful inn or other special place that we think you will like 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!
If you have missed our past Navigator News(tm) issues or are longing to reread some, you can!  Visit our archive: archived" copies of Navigator News(tm).
You can learn additional things about Door County through our "Door County Happenings" podcasts.
In The News! 
  1. From the Lake to the Bay, our new weekly column on our Homepage continues with growing interest  In each article, you will discover more and more about Door County!  Read it regularly - you won't want to miss a word!  You will be an "insider!"  Let us know what you think.
  2. Door County Online Jigsaw Puzzles(tm)  now available for your playing pleasure - all on our website! Play now!
  3. New!  News You Can Use(tm) - right on our Homepage - new things, happenings and more - all right there for you!
  4. Find Me A Room(tm)  continues to be a huge hit - especially as we move into the big trip planning season!  If you want to help you locate a room, click our new Find Me A Room(tm) button on any page!  Also, register to use our Trip Planner etc. right now at let us know what you think!  Use the Trip Planner, Advanced Search and more!  Hundreds and hundreds have already registered and are enjoying this new feature!  Please give us as much lead time as possible!  Register now!
  5. The March Giveaway is already running . . . have you entered yet?  A wonderful 2-night stay in Egg Harbor at the Newport Resort.  Great place!
  6.  "Social Media" is booming! You can now follow on Twitter!  Yes!  Look for DoorCountyInfo or click below and follow our Twitter posts.   Follow us on Twitter!
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Please visit our Sponsors' websites!  They make the Navigator News(tm) possible!    And they are some of the best places to stay in Door County  - click on their banners and see what they have to offer - and tell them you like them supporting Navigator News(tm)!  Here's is Newprt's to the right - who is sponsoring this month'sNewport Resort Banner giveaway - check them out - you may be staying there!
Thanks for your readership, and here we go . . . winter is definitely here and Door County is a winter wonderland - so plan a trip now!

Dan Silvestri
  What A Place!


Reynolds House Bed and Breakfast


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


This bed and breakfast, located in historic Sturgeon Bay, has a special feeling from the get-go. That's because a stay here is more than enjoying the wonderful amenities. It's also about learning about history of the inn as well as discovering Door County.


The innkeeper, Heather Hull, gives you a tour of the inn shortly after you get settled in one of the four rooms/suite.  You'll hear about the Reynolds family and  the ch

Reynolds House

erry and apple industry in Door County. Also, check out the original finishes and architectural features of this building including original maple floors, original light fixtures, leaded glass windows, oak woodwork, fret work and pretty oak fireplace in the living room. 


The house was built in 1900, renovated over the years, and became a B&B in 1998.  


Specials vary from discounts on room rates to packages that include spa visits, tours in Door County and more. 


Three guest rooms and a private upper level suite have been updated. They each have a private bath, cable television, DVD/VCR, air conditioning and windows.


Included is the Granny Smith guest room, a spacious andBridgeport Waterfront Resort bright room with a bay window. It's outfitted with a gas fireplace, which is original to the home. A focal point is the 19th-century oak sleigh bed.


Another possibility is the Cortland guest room, adorned with a 19th-century chamfered bed and a Franklin stove.  The bathroom's highlights include an original claw foot tub and pedestal sink as well as a window affording abundant natural light.


The pretty Macintosh room has an adjoining spacious bathroom with a whirlpool tub. The room has exposed pine floors a vintage oak chamfered bed.


On the upper level one finds the spacious Winesap suite, affording guests three rooms to enjoy.  The bedroom has Victorian oak furnishings and a queen-size bed, while the sitting room has a fireplace and peaked ceiling.  This spacious bathroom has a whirlpool tub and a vanity and chair.


The breakfast is all about casual elegance.  The innkeeper, who has won awards for her culinary skills, presents cold and hot courses such as pear with raspberry sauce followed by blueberry French toast. 


Guests have commented in online reviews about the breakfasts as well as Heather's personal assistance in itinerary planning for her guests.  She spends about 30 toThe Shallows Resort Banner 45 minutes with each guest, chatting up Door County. She pulls out maps and guide books and writes things down as well as gives personal directions.


Find the Reynolds House Bed and Breakfast (as well as many other fine places) at 111 South Seventh Ave., Sturgeon Bay and at


Here's Something to Do!

Home & Garden Expo set for March 24 and 25;

Home Builders Association to give away LED/LCD television


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


People can find out what's new in home building, remodeling and gardening during the Home & Garden Expo set for March 24 and 25 at Stone Harbor Convention Center in Sturgeon Bay.


This year's event, sponsored by the Door County HomeEgg Harbor Lodge Banner Builders Association (DCHBA), takes place on Saturday and Sunday instead of Friday and Saturday.


Also, the DCHBA is donating and giving away to one Expo attendee a LED/LCD television. People will also obtain a discount on entrance to the DCHBA's Showcase of Homes event, which will take place in May.


Highlights of the Home & Garden Expo include exhibitors with educational information about remodeling, building, interior design, kitchen cabinets, countertops, flooring, heating and air conditioning, energy, decks, landscaping, banking and more.


The two-day Expo runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.Scandinavian Lodge Banner


Admission cost of $5 is good for both days and all seminars and includes the chance to win the television. Information is online at

 Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


The Door Reminder Office Supply Store is closing. A sale, with 35% off storewide, is currently running at the store, located at 235 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay.


Door County Floral opened at 60 S. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Traditional as well as offbeat floral arrangements are available for gifts and special events.


American Folklore Theatre announced its suParkwood Lodge 2010 bannermmer 2012 season including the premier of "Victory Farm," Belgians in Heaven" and "Cheeseheads, the Musical."  The fall season includes "Cheeseheads" and "And if Elected." 


Birch Creek Music Performance Center has announced its 2012 concert schedule featuring concerts in three genres: symphony, percussion and steel band; and big band jazz running June 28 through Aug. 17. 


In Egg Harbor, what was the Jersey Shores Pub is now more.  Egg harbor has purchsed the property, according to the Peninsula Pulse, and will demolish it and build a new library and additiona facilities there.