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Issue 55July 2012
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What A Place!! Bay Shore Inn!
Something to Do! House & Garden Walk!
Door County Happenings

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Sunset at the old Mariner
Egg Harbor Sunset
Red Barn
My Favorite Barn!

Sister Bay
Fun on the Water in Sister Bay

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Door County Ice Cream Factory Truck, Sister Bay

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Summer is in full swing!  Escape the heat and head up to Door County! Sail, hanging out at the beach, in a nice B&B - plan a romantic getaway right now!
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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Thanks for your readership, and here we go . . .Summer is rolling - so make your plans now on!
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What A Place!
Bay Shore Inn


By Donna Marie Pocius

  Special to


Bay Shore Inn is a historic resort that is keeping up with the times.

 boats and condos REDUCED

Last year, as part of an extensive renovation project, 33 of the inn's suites were remodeled.  Each suite received new kitchen finishes and an updated decorating scheme.  New cabinet doors, stunning granite countertops and new sinks and faucets were installed.  Oh, and this year, Bay Shore Inn accommodations received new mattresses. 


"This is a premier property in Door County-one of the nicest ones. We are on the water with a beach and many other fine amenities. We want to keep it that way and continue with upgrades," according to Bay Shore Inn management.


The waterfront resort is located at 4205 Bay Shore Drive, Sturgeon Bay



Although Bay Shore Inn is keeping up with the times with upgrades, it also has spaces that retain original character. You can see and feel it for yourself when you check in atBridgeport Waterfront Resort   the historic main lodge. It has a fireplace, sitting room and inviting sun porch in proximity to the water.


In addition to the fully equipped and updated kitchens, the suites include a bedroom with a king-size bed, two-person   whirlpool Jacuzzis, tastefully furnished living areas (with a sofa sleeper) cable TV and DVD/VCR and wireless Internet.


Outdoors at Bay Point Inn don't miss the private sand beach, tennis and basketball courts. Also, bikes, paddle boats, kayaks and row boats can be rented for free. 




This spacious property also has indoor and outdoor heated pools and whirlpool, a fitness center and group and conference facilities.  Learn more about Bay Point Inn and other fine places to stay in Door County at


Here's Something to Do!

 Door County House & Garden Walk Set for July 31

 By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Five homes and gardens will be open to the public during the 52th annual Door County House and Garden Walk on Tuesday, July 31. 


The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., is sponsored by the Ministry Door County Medical Center Auxiliary.


Included on the tour is the 6,000 square foot colonial style home of Jackie and Tim Danis.  After overseeing a majorScandinavian Lodge Banner  remodel of the Egg Harbor home in 2010, Jackie said she decided to put the property on the house walk this year so people can see what is possible. 


"Look at a home as a clean slate, and you can start over. Be open to possibilities. Anything can be changed," she said.


The couple gutted most areas of the home, opening it up to a view of Green Bay waters.  In the great room, they transformed a sterile gray and white interior to a spectacular space with architectural ceiling beams, a tall stone wood-burning fireplace, warm hardwood flooring and more. 


Other properties on this year's tour include a coastal cottage style condo and the Briggs Orchid Inn in Sturgeon Bay.  An open concept home with abundant Door CountyParkwood Lodge 2010 banner  art is also open in Sturgeon Bay. Rounding out the tour this year is a 1,300 square foot rustic cabin in Fish Creek and gardens on a 1.5 acre wooded property in Egg Harbor.


The walk donation is $25 with tickets available at the Door County Visitor Bureau, information centers, area banks and some retailers. Tickets are also sold at the homes on walk day. Call 920/746-1071 or e-mail   

 Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Here's a round-up on some recent Door County happenings!

Linger Coffee House is Fish Creek's newest coffee houseEgg Harbor Lodge Banner  offering handcrafted coffees, espressos, artisan breads and more. Find it at 9431 Spruce St.


Kim's Boutique has lovely women's clothing as well as lingerie. It's located in the Main Street Shops, Egg Harbor.


The Harmann Building, 211 and 215 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay has new owners. Jeff and Sarah Bradley, haveNewport Resort Banner  relocated their two businesses-Artists Guild and Small World Market--into the building.


The Sturgeon Bay Family Restaurant re-opened at 239 Green Bay Rd., adding Italian dishes to its offerings.