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Issue 68August 2013
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"A Peek Inside the Door: "Door County Interiors & Design"
Something Going On: Peninsula Music Festival
Door County Happenings

Door County - 

Lookin' Good! 

Peaceful Times
Hardy Gallery, Ephraim
All your ducks in a row!

Historic Klenke Garage, Ellison Bay

Door County Fish Boil
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The sweet days of summer!  So much to do and see. Enjoy summer now  - plan your trip for Door County on our website,
Our Trusted Reviews lead you to the best.  Why? Because we know the owners and mangers like no one else, so we find the best for you like no one else.  Trust us as thousands do each week!  We make your trip the best!

We continue our 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.  This supports our Cable TV show that is on in Chicago by the same name! 

So the 3 newsletter features look like this:

1) "A Peek Inside the Door(sm)" lead story, giving you special insight 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!


In The (BIG) News!  

New Mobile App!  In April, we launched our new Door County On the Go(tm) FREE mobile app!  So get it for your smart phones and mobile devices at

Or scan this QR Code with your smart phone now!  Everything at your fingertips before you go to Door County, and especially when you are in Door County - people love it so far!



QR Code to get your FREE Door County On the Go(tm) App! 


  1. Live in Chicago proper and have Comcast or RCN? Tune in to Channel 25 on Thursday nights at 7:30.  Let us know what you think!  Also, another 45,000 households in Northern Illinois's Kane, DeKalb and LaSalle Counties will air the show in about a month on Channel 17.
  2. Tell us your experience!  Share your Door County Memories - get published!   So look for "Your Stories of Door County" and submit a story!  So write it up now and submit it.
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. The August Giveaway is on! Win two nights at the Parkwood Lodge in Fish Creek!  Enter Now!
  6. "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!
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Thanks for your readership, and here we go . . . Summer is in full swing - 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:

Door County Interiors & Design

By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to




As autumn approaches, you may be thinking about projects to improve your home or your vacation condo or house. If you need an idea or a way to get started, visit Door County Interiors & Design, 7266 Hwy. 42, about two miles south of downtown Egg Harbor.


This is a mega (10,000 square feet) furnishings store and design center. You can wander around and see furniture and accessories set up in vignettes or room schemes that The Shallows Resort Banner depict a range of interior design styles: coastal, modern, transitional and many more looks. Available here (or made to order) are sofas, chairs, dining sets, bedroom sets, coffee tables, end tables, media stands and more for all areas of your home manufactured by quality brands/designers.


For people looking to update or renovate their residences, Door County Interiors & Design has a design center with vast samples of fabrics, window coverings, wood flooring, tile and countertops. This business is staffed by people who are knowledgeable of design, materials and furniture makers.


We recently caught up Carol Trimberger, who has co-owned Door County Interiors & Design with her husband, Ron, since 2003.


Q. What's unique about Door County Interiors & Design?

Carol: At Door County Interiors & Design, it's all about the LOOK, YOUR LOOK, YOUR FEEL.


We help you create your look, your feel for your well-loved home.


Q. What's new in home interiors?

Carol: The emphasis is on comfort and ease-of-living. Ease-of-living fabrics that are pet-friendly, cheery and fun Newport Resort Banner are popular. Comfort means furniture that is easy to live with and helps us to enjoy each moment.  


At the top of many people's lists is the power recliner. Just push a button. The back and legs move into your position. Also, tabletops in metal or stone that age beautifully are on the top of the list, too.


Q. Are there any upcoming events or offers at the store?

Carol: We are running television ads about our 40% off Smith Brothers-brand upholstery. You can save $1,000 on a sofa, $700 on a chair. Accessories and area rugs are 15% off. Hunter Douglas and Graber blinds are up to 25% off. And we offer free design service.


Be sure to engage with your sales personnel. They have product knowledge and are always willing to assist.

Q. You have lived in Door County for quite a while. What do you recommend people do?

Carol: Of course, shop till you drop. Then, slowly enjoy the beauty of nature: the trees, water, sky and sunsets.


Something to do:

August is All About Peninsula Music Festival


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to

The Peninsula Music Festival is in full swing. Highlights of this 61st annual season include a female conductor (for the first time ever) during the Aug. 20 concert. All symphonic Scandinavian Lodge Banner concert performances take place at the Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek. The schedule includes:


Aug. 15: "Russian Wonders II," with Prokofiev's Piano Concert No. 1 Op 10, D-flat Major; Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 26, C Major; and Symphony No. 6, Op. 11, E-flat minor; Inna Faliks, piano. There will be a pre-concert talk with Peninsula Music Festival music director Victor Vampolsky.


Aug. 17: "All Mozart," with Mozart's Overture to "The Impressario," K486; Symphony No. 41, K. 551, C Major ("Jupiter") and Requiem, K. 626; Dudley Birder Chorale, PMF Chorus and soloists Kimberly McCord, soprano; Tracy Watson, mezzo-soprano; Grant Knox, tenor; and Christopher Grundy, baritone.


Aug. 20: "Crossing the Channel," with Ravel's "Mother Goose" Suite; Bruch's Scottish Fantasy," Op. 46; Faure's "Peleas and Melisande"; and Bizet's "Carmen" Suites; JoAnn Falletta is the guest conductor with Caroline Goulding violin.


Aug. 22: "Russian Wonders III," with Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 35, C minor; Piano Concerto No. 2, Op 102 F Major; and Symphony No. 15; Stewart Goodyear, piano, and Terry Everson, trumpet. There's a pre-concert talk with music director Victor Yampolsky at 6:30 p.m.


Aug. 24: "Mahler Five," with Mahler's "Ruckert Lieder" and Symphony No. 5, c-sharp minor; Janine Hawley, mezzo-soprano.


Tickets, subscriptions and more information are available by calling 920-854-4060. 


Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Here are some recent Door County Happenings!


There's a lot happening now.  Take a look: 


Trattoria Dal Santo, formerly Dal Santo's Restaurant, moved from 147 N. Third Ave. to 117 N. Third Ave.


McDonald's, 1212 Egg Harbor Rd., Sturgeon Bay, received a makeover this summer and has reopened with a new design that includes interior murals of Door County landmarks.


The Egg Harbor Historical Society will host "Taste of Egg Harbor" from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at Horseshoe Bay Farms on County G.

On stage now at the Peninsula Players, Fish Creek, is "The Game's Afoot," a whodunit filled with twists, turns and murderous pandemonium (through Sept. 1).


The American Folklore Theatre's 2013 summer season runs through 24 in the amphitheater in Peninsula State Park; performances include "Windjammers", "Muskie Love" and "Loose Lips Sink Ships."


In Sister Bay, free concerts and movies take place at the waterfront park gazebo on Wednesdays. Coming up Aug. 21 is Bacchus Lotus performing at 7 p.m. and a movie at 9 p.m.: "Nashville Rises & Hunger in America."


And don't forget Midsummer's Music Festival returns over the Labor Day weekend with chamber music performances Aug. 28 through Sept. 2 at venues including Bjorklunden, Birch Creek Music Performance Center, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, The Clearing, and an Ellison Bay estate.