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Issue 61January 2013
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"A Peek Inside the Door" Edgewood Orchard Galleries
Something Going On: Concerts+
Door County Happenings

Door County - 

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Gills Rock Winter
Gills Rock Winter
Snow Field
Snow Field

Winter Worship
Winter Worship

Winter Sundown
Winter Sundown

Winter Water
Winter Water

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Some of Our Favorite
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Wow!  Another year!  Happy New Year to all!  We will have a lot of fun things happening on in 2013 - so keep checking the site everyday! 

It's winter so plan a trip up to Door County and get cozy on the peninsula!

Editor's note: With this New Year's edition of "Navigator News(sm) ," we are pleased to introduce a new lead feature: "A Peek Inside the Door." We'll profile a Door County business by sharing a special Q and A online interview with the owners. 

Get the inside scoop from people who are leading key businesses in Door County. Find out what they have planned for 2013, highlights of their hotels and attractions, how they got started in Door County, their tips for enjoying the Peninsula and much more.  Be sure also to watch our "A Peek Inside the Door" cable television show airing in Chicago on Comcast and RCN every week, and online on our website and YouTube Channel.  So for 2013, our new format will include: 

1) "A Peek Inside the Door(sm)" lead story, giving you special nsight into some of Door County's wonderful businesses - right from the owner's mouth!

2) Something to Do!  We will always detail something fun and exciting to do in Door County!

3) Door County Happenings!  Find out what changes have taken place recently in Door County, from openings to closings and lots more.
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). 


In The News!  

  1. What makes different?  Trusted Reviews, and videos! We lead you to the best in Door County - always - so trust us and enjoy Door County like never before!
  2. Chicago proper and have Comcast or RCN, tune in to Channel 25 on Mondays at 3:30PM, Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7:30.  Let us know what you think!
  3. Write for us!    You can get your Door County write-up published on our site!  So look for "Your Stories of Door County" and submit a story!  So write it up now and submit it - it's winter - what else do you have to do?!  Haha!
  4. Door County Online Jigsaw Puzzles(tm)  now available for your playing pleasure - all on our website! Play now!  Wow!  More new puzzles were recently added!
  5. Convenient videos and Visual Reviews(tm) dominate our site because they offer you the best information about Door County that there is - anywhere!
  6. Find Me A Room(tm)  continues to be a huge hit - especially as we move into the big trip planning season for 2013 - let us know if you need help: Click the Find Me A Room(tm) button on any page!  Also, register to use our Trip Planner etc. right now at let us know what you think!  Use the Trip Planner, Advanced Search and more!  Register now!
  7. Always check our DC Marketplace tab for interesting postings by Door County businesses - especially check the Rooms Available part for last minute rooms on busy weekends!
  8. The January Giveaway is on! Win two nights at the fabulous Cornerstone Suites in Egg Harbor!  Enter Now!
  9. "Social Media" is bigger than ever! You can now follow on Twitter!  Yes!  Look for DoorCountyInfo or click below and follow our Twitter posts.   Follow us on Twitter!
  10. Facebook: Join our Door County fan page on Facebook! We have almost 8,600 fans - join us and be part of the excitement!
  11. Visit our BLOG !
  12. Most importantly, while on our site, visit our sponsors by clicking through to their websites to see what they have to offer - the site is impossible without them!  They make all this information available to you for free!  So help us out, and visit their sites and tell them we sent you!
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Thanks for your readership, and here we go . . . Winter continues this month - so make your plans now on using our Trip Planner (register to use)!

Dan Silvestri

Take "A Peek Inside the Door(sm)" this month with:

Edgewood Orchard Galleries.


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Edgewood Orchard Galleries, 4140 Peninsula Players Rd., Fish Creek, is regarded by many as one of the Midwest's finest galleries.  It was established in 1969 and showcases art by more than 100 artists working in painting, sculpture, glass, wood, clay and jewelry. 

The setting is as intriguing as the art itself. Edgewood Orchard Galleries sits on 80 acres. Art is shown on two levels of a repurposed 1918 fruit barn.

Customers can park on a large grassy field and then wander through the sculpture garden before entering the lovely airy and well-lit gallery.
Navigator News(tm) recently talked with owners Nell and J.R. Jarosh about Edgewood Orchard Galleries and what's new for 2013. 

Q. What are some of the highlights of the 2013 season?

Nell:  We're starting the season with a group show called, "Inspired."  

J. R.  We told the artists about the show, "Inspired" andParkwood Lodge 2010 banner  they are working on pieces now for the show. And when we open up on May 4, it will be a fun day.  People like to come back and see us. We have been closed six months (Edgewood Orchard Galleries is open May through October). 

Q. What do you look for in choosing art for Edgewood Orchard Galleries? 

Nell:  My mom (Anne Emerson) and her mother (Irene Haberland) started the gallery in 1969.I was there my whole life and lived in Philadelphia for a while and moved back when I was in my early twenties.  And I fell back in love with Door County. 
What do I look for in choosing art?  I know when I love something.  When we we're trying to find new artists for the gallery, we look for quality and also we want to make sure it is not too close to something we already show.

Q. What more makes Edgewood Galleries unique?  

Nell:I want people to feel welcome. Because of that I often hear people say, "I come here before I even check into my hotel. I just couldn't drive by." That is such an honor.Scandinavian Lodge Banner 

J.R.  Art lovers are really kind people. And we are blessed to have wonderful friends and art lovers who have helped keep the gallery gong for almost 45 years.

at do I look for in art?I know when I love something. When we were trying to find new artists for the gallery we look for quality and also we want to make sure it is not too close to something we already show. 


Something Going On:

Concerts, lectures and more at

Door Community Auditorium


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek, has posted its winter schedule featuring concerts, lectures, complimentary film screenings and more.
The popular coffeehouse-style concerts--staged fireside instead of in the main auditorium setting-begin Jan. 19 with Erin Krebs, a jazz singer who is known for smooth and torchy standards and barrelhouse blues.  Also performingThe Shallows Resort Banner  fireside are the Cowboy Brothers, a Milwaukee-based acoustic classic pop/rock duo performing Feb. 23.  The final concert taking place fireside this year is a performance by progressive folk-pop singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeanne Kuhns and Small Forest with a new band featuring Patrick Palmer (bass player) and Marybeth Mattson (folk musician).


On Jan. 26, a "Door County Opry" concert takes place on the main stage featuring local groups: the Fairland Bluegrass Band, the Cowboy Church House Band and the Fish Tale Players.   Also performing on the main stage is Freedy Johnston, rock singer/songwriter, who is coming to Door County Feb. 9. 


Upcoming lectures (as part of the auditorium's St. Norbert Distinguished Lecture Series) are: "The Presidential Election Campaign of 2012" on Jan. 19 with Wendy Scattergood; "The Wrath of Achilles/the Will of Zeus: Epics of Homer" with Tom Bolin on Jan. 26; "Recent Trends in Chinese Politics" by WayneNewport Resort Banner  Patterson on Feb. 9; "Miraculous Beginnings: A Theological Reflection on the Birth of Narratives of the Buddha, Jesus Christ and the Prophet Muhammad" with Mara Brecht on Feb. 23; and "Climate Change and the Upper Midwest" presented by James Hodgson on March 2.


More information about the concerts and lectures as well as films (to be determined) is available by calling the auditorium's box office, 920-868-2728.

Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Here are some recent Door County Happenings!


The Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor, is sponsoring twice-a-week guided snowshoe hikes on Friday and Saturday inBridgeport Waterfront Resort   January and February. The hikes are led by naturalists and suited for all ages.


Here are winter hours for some of Door County's many restaurants:

Village Café, Egg Harbor, daily 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Villaggios, Fish Creek, weekends 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Mojo Rosa's, Egg Harbor, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


Glidden Lodge Restaurant, Sturgeon Bay, Monday through Saturday; closed Sunday

The English Inn, Fish Creek, Thursday through Saturday at 4 p.m.

Joe Jo's Pizza and Gelato, Ephraim, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (closed Wednesday)


Northern Grill & Pizza, Sister Bay, open Fridays at 4:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
Carrington Pub & Grill, Egg Harbor, open Thursday through Saturday for dinner 
The Log Den, Egg Harbor, open Thursday through Sunday




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