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Issue 52April 2012
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What A Place!! AppleCreek Resort
Something to Do! Tuesdays at TAP
Door County Happenings

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Stonecutter, Fish Creek
Stonecutter, Fish Creek
Seagull in Spring
Seagull in Spring

Spring Sunset
Spring Sundown

Spring Field
Spring Field

Old Schoolhouse
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Spring is such a peaceful time in Door County, and pretty too as the blossoms reawaken and Mother Nature does her magical thing!
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!
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  5. The April Giveaway is already running . . . have you entered yet?  A wonderful 2-night stay in Sturgeon Bay at the wonderful Westwood Shores Waterfront Resort. 
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Thanks for your readership, and here we go . . .Spring has Sprung - so plan your trips now all on!
Dan Silvestri
What A Place!
AppleCreek Resort


By Donna Marie Pocius


 Special to





One of the many attractive qualities of AppleCreek Resort, Fish Creek, is the wide variety of specials and packages that are available to travelers-especially at this time of the year.


During a visit to the resort's home page, you'll find April and early May specials that include complimentary wine with your stay.  You can choose a romantic getaway for a savings or a spring blossom trolley tour package as well as many other options.


No matter your choice, you'll be staying in a resort with a central Door County location. 


The resort offers six different room styles in a two-level sprawling building.



Making this resort popular with families (as well as coupleParkwood Lodge 2010 banners) is its centerpiece--a large indoor pool that is 40 feet long and three to five feet deep. It's surrounded by an indoor  patio and a natural beam ceiling made from Douglas fir.


Featured are more than 30 accommodations include king suite (with king-size bed), queen suite (with a single queen-size bed), rooms with two queen-size beds (some have sofa sleepers, too), rooms with one queen-size bed (some have sofa sleepers, too) and a standard/economy room-a rather charming room with a queen-size bed, vintage side tables and pedestal sink in the bathroom.  


Also available is a deluxe guest house with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen and more.



It's amazing how much is so close to this resort, located at Hwy. 42 and Cty Rd. F. Cross one street, and find yourself at Top of the Hill Shops, which offers about 25 shops,Egg Harbor Lodge Banner  boutiques, galleries and more.  Or you may prefer to join in a class at the nearby Peninsula School of Art. And within walking distance is the Door Community Auditorium, which offers a variety of entertainment options.




It's just a block to Peninsula State Park's biking and hiking trails. This state park also has an 18-hole golf course and is home to summer performances by American Folklore Theatre.   Learn more about AppleCreek Resort on

Here's Something to Do!

Tuesdays at Third Avenue Playhouse


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


At Third Avenue Playhouse, the shows are going on.


A Tuesdays at Tap series is just one of the many frBridgeport Waterfront Resort esh ideas that have come forward over recent months by the  new managing director James Valcq and artistic director Robert Boles.  Concerts support nonprofit organizations in Door County.


All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. at Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay. Cost is $15 for adults.   Here are the remaining shows in the series: 


April 17: Highland Road featuring traditional and modern bluegrass. Benefits WEP (Women's Employment Project).


April 24: Cynthia Stiehl and pianist Judith Jackson performing "I Get a Kick out of Cole (Cole Porter classics)." Benefits the Door County Maritime Museum.


May 1: Jeanne Kuhns and Lost Mothra playing proNewport Resort Bannergressive  folk-blues. Benefits the Wellness Center of Door County.


May 8: The Gazebo Guys playing 1920s and '30s pop hits. Benefits the Community's Garden.


May 15: Pre-season kick-off of Peninsula Players music by the Peninsula Players.


 Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


We have learned that new businesses are coming soon to Main Street Shops in Egg Harbor. Included are Kim's Boutique, Sassy Girl and a hat store. They will be located near Country Lady, a popular boutique in Main Street Shops offering quality women's clothing for work and play.


The Door County Showcase of Homes is set for May 11, 12, 18, 19 and 20. Tour seven new homes built by members ofScandinavian Lodge Banner the Door County Home Builders Association. Homes are located in Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay.


The Viking, Ellison Bay, reopened April 6.


The Clearing Folk School, Ellison Bay, has released its 2012 program of week-long classes, which begin the week of May 6. Classes are offered in topics including art, humanities and nature science subject areas.