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Issue 58October 2012
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What A Place!! Eagle Harbor Inn
Something to Do! TAP!
Door County Happenings

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What a beautiful fall for colors in Door County!  One of the best ever! The fests were fun and well attended and all seemed to enjoy Mother Nature's beauty!
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).
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Thanks for your readership, and here we go . . . Fall surrounds us this month - so make your plans now on using our Trip Planner (register to use)!

Dan Silvestri
 What A Place!
Eagle Harbor Inn


By Donna Marie Pocius

  Special to


At first blush, you just know that Eagle Harbor Inn is a special place.  The American flag flies from the pretty white façade in Ephraim.  Then, you go inside and experience the ambiance and customer service.


Here, innkeepers are genuinely committed tEagel Harbor Inn B&B roomo hospitality.  It shows in all they do-from inn decor to how the breakfast and other offering are made to the way Eagle Harbor Inn partners with other businesses in Door County to create benefits for its guests.


Eagle Harbor Inn (open year-round at 9914 Hwy. 42) has a B&B on the center of its property.  And surrounding the B&B (in a 1930s historic building) are architecturally distinct houses-each with one and two-bedroom elegant guest suites and whirlpools. The entire property sits on five acres in a walk-to beach, shops and restaurants location.


The innkeepers-Natalie and Nedd Neddersen also are proud of the quality of their homemade bakery and what Eagle Harbor Inn serves to guests as well as the public. 


"Fresh and homemade-that is our handle," Natalie says. "Everything about us is homemade and we feature Door County special ingredients."


In Eagle Harbor Inn's B&B are nine rooms with private baths.  Each has its own decorating scheme and is named for a historic innkeeper of Ephraim.


Also, houses (resembling charming farmhouses) surround the inn building and offer a total of 32 one and two-bedroom suites. They have private bathrooms, kitchens,The Shallows Resort Banner  six-foot whirlpools in the master bedroom, two-way fireplaces, beautiful Eastlake furnishings and more. New in 2012 is carpeting in the suites and flat screen televisions.


As for the breakfast, starters may include cherry granola (made and sold here), cherry cider, and Door County-brand coffee. A hot entrée may be something as scrumptious as cherry-stuffed French toast. Also available is the homemade bakery product of the day (also sold to guests and others)-apple cake, cherry streusel and more.  A house favorite is the homemade Door County deep dish cherry pies. 


For the holidays, Eagle Harbor Inn staff makes Christmas cookies as well as holiday pies. 


As to packages, Eagle Harbor Inn's will offer a winter package (Nov. 1 through May 1) which includes two nights in a whirlpool suite, luxury bath products, homemade truffles, champagne or cider on arrival. Guests can also choose to have a massage at Spa of Sacred Grounds orScandinavian Lodge Banner  Lori's Spa Essence. A New Year's package is available for a one or two-night stay. And in January, Eagle Harbor Inn will serve dessert to people who participate in a progressive dinner. 


Eagle Harbor Inn also partners with Door County Bike Tours, a company offering bike tours throughout Door County. Guests stay at Eagle Harbor Inn at night and enjoy activities during the day.


Learn more about Eagle Harbor Inn and other fine places to stay in Ephraim and other Door County locations at

Here's Something to Do!


TAP Announces New Performance Schedule


By Donna Marie Pocius
Special to


Third Avenue Playhouse, located at 239 Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay, has announced a performance schedule running late October through February 2013. Include are films, plays, concerts and more.


In harmony with the Halloween season, TAP will show the new suspense film DOVE at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. It will be followed by a post-screening discussion with the director Bernard Anthony Lewandowski and a film co-star RyanBridgeport Waterfront Resort   Patrick Shawn.  DOVE follows two best friends on a weekend getaway and astronomy expedition, when they encounter some ominous things in the environment and each other, according to TAP.


Also Dark Songs, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, is an annual October songwriting/recording/live performance event taking place 7 p.m. Oct. 27.


Then, Magic show -with illusions, comedy, audience participation and variety of acts-will be performed 3 p.m. Oct. 28.


During a Halloween Film Festival at 7 p.m. Oct. 31, classic horror films-"The Little Shop of Horrors" and "House on Haunted Hill" will be shown at TAP. 

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Looking to Dec. 6-31, The Stage Door Theatre Company will present The Santaland Diaries, the story of a man's  experience working as one of Santa's elves at Macy's Department Store.


Next, A Carpenters' Christmas runs 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Lisa Rock and her six-piece backing band share music inspired by The Carpenters two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows.


Also, The Birds' Christmas Carol, a StageKids production, runs 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Then, the Hagen Family Christmas concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. 


Looking to 2013, Stage Door Theatre Co. will bring Love Letters by A.R. Gurney to the TAP stage on Feb. 14 to 16 and Feb. 17 to 24.  Love Letters centers on the long distance relationship of Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III as seen through 50 years of letters filled with hopes, ambitions, dreams and disappointments.


For details on ticket prices and more, call TAP at 920-743-1760.

 Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Here are some recent Door County Happenings!


Renard's Cheese is planning a grand opening celebration Oct. 20 in its new building, which is next door to the existing store and deli on Hwy. 57. The owners said the new facility will have a larger cheese selection. It willNewport Resort Banner  feature in its deli pizzas to take home or eat in as well as fresh sandwiches, salads and ice cream.  A new drink bar in partnership will Door County Coffee will include ice coffees, blended coffee, smoothies, and more.


Seaquist Orchards, Sister Bay, has opened a new production facility that includes a processing kitchen, cider press and apple packing line.


Island Shuttle is a new transportation and tour option serving Washington Island.


The Cookery in Fish Creek continues its wine bar music series during October.


Madison Ave. Tattoo & Art Gallery has opened at 120 S. Madison Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. 


The work of 12 artists is on display at Greco Gallery, 24 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay.