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Issue 57September 2012
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What A Place!! Ephraim Guest House!
Something to Do! Cookery Fall Music!
Door County Happenings

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Ellison Bluff County Park
Ellison Bluff County Park
Ephraim Beach
Ephraim Beach

On the Road to Fall
On the Road to Fall

Fall Flowers
Harbor View Park, Egg Harbor

Taffy Apples at Pumpkin Patch
Taffy Apples at Pumpkin Patch

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Fall is heading our way!  That means gorgeous colors, crisp, clean air and fall fests!
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 . . . Fall is around the bend - so make your plans now on using our Trip Planner (register to use)!

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What A Place!
Ephraim Guest House


By Donna Marie Pocius

  Special to


To stay at some places in Door County, you have to catch them when you can.


Such is the case with Ephraim Guest House, which is not open all year.


Book this month or next, and you can still enjoy all this serene guest house and its surroundings have to offer.


Ephraim Guest House is situated on a quiet street near historic Ephraim attractions, Eagle Harbor and the waters of Green Bay.


And this is a great location if you plan on attending some upcoming key events  including the Townline Art Fair Oct. 6 and 7 on the grounds of Fine Line Design Gallery, as well as the annual sale at the popular City Farmer home and garden. Both are located on Ephraim's north end.


At Ephraim Guest House, you'll find parking convenient-just outside a gray cedar building that houses 15 available suites. Included are one, two and three bedroom suites-each with its own decorating scheme and at least one bathroom.  You can take a virtual tour on the Ephraim Guest House Web site (linked to and check them out.


Some suites have a gas fireplace and whirlpool tub, too.  Each accommodation offers living and dining spaces (with TV/DVD), a fully equipped kitchen and complimentary wireless Internet service. 


The grounds feature colorful flower beds, vibrant green plants and healthy trees and grassy areas. Also outdoorsThe Shallows Resort Banner  are a whirlpool, pond with outdoor seating and picnic and grilling areas.


And it's walking distance to Ephraim restaurants, shops, the waterfront and more.  Walk to historic Moravia Street, or enjoy fall colors on a bike ride.  This is a well-maintained place with a welcoming and serene feeling.


Learn more about Ephraim Guest House and other fine places to stay in Ephraim and other Door County areas at

Here's Something to Do!

Cookery wine bar launches fall music series!


By Donna Marie Pocius


Special to


The ambiance just seems right for music at the Cookery, a restaurant renowned for its original recipes and local flavor. The upper level wine bar is the place for a fall music series that continues through Sept. 28.

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Upcoming is Julian Hagen on Sept. 15; Chris Irwin and  Jeanne Kuhns on Sept. 21; and Steve Schad on Sept. 28.


The concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. in the wine bar, where wine as well as small plates, appetizers and desserts are available during each show. There is no cover charge.


The Cookery's wine bar, 4135 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek, is open until 8:30 p.m. on weekdays and until 10 p.m. on FridayNewport Resort Banner  and Saturday. More information is available by calling 920-868-3634.  Be certain to tell them that sent you in!

 Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Here are some recent Door County Happenings!


Door Shakespeare has announced a fall fundraising event, "Door Shakespeare in Concert," an evening of concertScandinavian Lodge Banner  readings from Shakespearean plays, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Birth Creek Performance Center.


On Washington Island, Gibson's West Harbor Resort recently celebrated rebuilding after a Nov. 4 fire that left the century-old building severely damaged.


Jon and Patti Hanson have purchased the Dun-Ro-Min Motel property, 1161 Green Bay Ave., Sturgeon Bay and plan changes to the interior and exterior.


The Sturgeon Bay Skatepark Initiative has released final design plans for a public skatepark that will be built on theBridgeport Waterfront Resort    city's west side at Madison Avenue and Spruce Street.


Stop signs have been removed at two intersections on Egg Harbor Road in Sturgeon Bay (at Georgia Street and 8th Avenue).  Also, streets in downtown Sturgeon Bay are now two-way.