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                                                                                                                    December 2009
Christmas Greetings! 
Remembering 2009 and Looking Ahead to 2010! And if elected  
We've arrived at the back door of 2009--with many wonderful memories, enriched relationships, photos, and bright dreams of 2010! We believe in what we do and take solace in comments on your departure that you feel relaxed, reconnected & renewed as you leave our Inn & head back on life's trail.  We take pleasure & pride in your friendships and the memories you've made at Eagle Harbor Inn and as we reflect on them, we wish to thank you! It is amazing to realize that we will be entering our 17th year and we hope to see you again in the new year to continue all of your traditions as well as ours! Until then, may the Christmas Spirit live in you~Merry Christmas to you & your family & great cheer to a fantastic New Year! Natalie & Nedd    
In This Issue
The Reason for the Season
"Presents" Equal "Packages!"
Upcoming Events
Five Things to Do on a Snowy Winter Day
A Memory of Christmas Past
"The Power of Personal Purpose"
Smoked Whitefish Pate
The Reason for the Season
A special event on Christmas Eve in Ephraim are the two Candlelight Services at the Moravian Church--5pm and 7pm.  They are magical as lights are dimmed & each helps their neighbor light their own beeswax candle while caroling. Consider attending one during your holiday stay! 
"Presents" Equal "Packages!"
As you plan your gift giving this holiday season,   Eagle Harbor Inn can suggest a gift for the person who has everything!  We have several "Packages" to give as gifts:
Winter Magic
 Progressive Dinner
Fireside Card Writing and Breakfast in Bed
New Year's Resolution
Tee Time
--any can be given as your Gift!
We will wrap it up with our custom Corkscrew when you mention this offer.
Upcoming Events
. Winter Magic
  Package:  Now
  through Apr 30.
. Power of Personal
  Purpose Seminar
. Progressive
  Feb 27; Mar 27;
  Apr 10 and 24;
  May 1, 22 and
  29; and June 12.
Eagle Harbor Inn
9914 Water St.
Ephraim, WI  54211
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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION Package Unusually so, New Year's Eve falls on Thursday Night; Friday is the holiday leading into the weekend; a long weekend. Take time to contemplate your
Resolutions for 2010.
One night in a lovely Whirlpool Suite with 6' whirlpool fireside, loofah & bathgrains, Robes, Mimosa makings, Party hats & favors, and Breakfast delivered for Breakfast in Bed. $189. Addl. night add $139.00. 
Five Things to Do on a Snowy Winter Day at Eagle Harbor Inn  
It's winter . . . you're planning a getaway to Eagle Harbor Inn this winter . . . and you're wondering, "What shall we do?"  Consider these the beginning ideas for outdoor fun to fill your days before returning to our cozy Inn to spend a relaxing evening:
     . Sled or "Tube" on Hill 17 at Peninsula State Park--
       borrow one of our sleds, the snow is coming today! 
     . Ice Skate like you used to at our wonderful rink
       Sister Bay, night skating under the lights is so
     . Snowshoe in Door County's State and County Parks . . .
       50 miles of trails in our State Parks alone. The
       Ridges Sanctuary near Baileys Harbor offers guided
       snowshoe hikes on Friday afternoons beginning in
       January. Make this the year you try it!
     . Enjoy a winter horseback ride complete with hot cider
       around the fire or a horsedrawn sleigh ride through
       the orchards, bundled up with your loved one.
     . How about a Candelight Ski on Cross-Country Skis at
       night?  Popular winter cross-country ski trails can be
       found at four of Door County's State Parks, including
       Peninsula, Potawatomi, Newport and Whitefish Dunes.
       Candelight Skiing happens on specific Saturday
That's the first five activities that come to mind--and we haven't even mentioned snowmobiling for the "motorized enthusiast" or just taking that luxurious whirlpool, fireside. You'll never lack for exciting and invigorating fun in our Winter Wonderland! (Rentals available for all above activities. 
A Memory of Christmas Past 
Do you remember the "magic" of "making snow" from Ivory Flakes to put on your childhood Christmas trees?  This tradition was  part of our Christmases from the time I was born until Ivory Flakes was reformulated to be low-sudsing!  It truly was magical--as soon as the tree was put up and lights put on, Mom would mix 1/2 cup Ivory Flakes with one cup of warm water on her electric mixer.  When the mixture looked like whipped cream and was of the "perfect" consistency, we would cup our fingers, dip them into the "snow," then apply to the tree very carefully, being sure to use enough to look "real" and using a sweeping motion from inside the branch to the tip--our snow looked especially beautiful when positioned so tree lights shone directly on it!    
"The Power of Personal Purpose"i believe this
For a fresh perspective in the new year, plan to participate in the lively "The Power of Personal Purpose" seminar taught by international author and speaker, D. Trinidad Hunt.  In this inspirational and highly interactive program you will discover a new level of fulfillment in life and work.  Reshape your perspective by taking a weekend that will change your life:  Feb. 5-7, 2010 at Eagle Harbor Inn, 9914 Water St., Ephraim, WI.  Meals, training and supplies:  $355.  For more information on the seminar and accommodations, call Natalie at 800-324-5427.  To learn more about D. Trinidad Hunt, please visit her website link below.
Smoked Whitefish Pate--A Door County Speciality Smoked Whitefish Pate
3/4 lb. Smoked Whitefish--skinned, boned and flaked (yielding 1/2 lb. flaked)
8 oz. Cream Cheese (room temp.)
2 Tbs. Unsalted Butter (room temp.)
1 Tbs. Grated Onion
2 Tbs. Prepared Horseradish, drained (up to 3)
1 tsp. Hot Hungarian Paprika
1/4 Tbs. Dill Seed
Fresh Dill Sprigs for garnish (optional)
With a fork, mash together the flaked fish, cream cheese, and butter until creamy.  Beat in the grated onion, then season with the horseradish to taste.***  Turn the pate into a shallow serving bowl.  Sprinkle with the paprika and dill.  Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Serve the pate chilled or at room temperature, garnished with fresh dill sprigs.  Spread on matzo crackers, dark bread.
***Do not use horseradish with beets.  You want white horseradish (not the creamy kind) available at most grocers.
Our family and staff know how important your free time is; and in making your choice to stay with us, we have a very important mission to fulfill.  Thank you from all of us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the ever-changing seasons ahead!