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Issue 70October 2013
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"A Peek Inside the Door: "White Lace Inn"
Something Going On: Sister Bay Fall Festival
Door County Happenings

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Fall is in full majesty in Door County!  So come on up right now and see nature's beauty all around you!  Plan your trip at - everything you need in one place!
Spend time on our website and you will get all the information that you need and can use to plan the best trip ever - no need to search through multiple sites.  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. Our reviews are accurate and all you need to ensure a great trip. 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!



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  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 Winter season for 2013  and 2014- 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 October Giveaway is on! Win two nights at the Scandinavian Lodge in Sister Bay!  Enter Now!
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Thanks for your readership, and here we go . . . Fall is here - so come up now and use and our Trip Planner (register to use)!

Dan Silvestri

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

White Lace Inn 


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to 


White Lace Inn, 16 N. Fifth Ave. Sturgeon Bay, opens
its lovely doors to travelers year-round. So whether you are dreaming of a Door County shopping excursion, a romantic respite with someone special or just in the mood for a quiet getaway, consider reserving one of the 18 rooms and suites at White Lace Inn.



We recently caught up with Dennis Statz, who owns and operates White Lace Inn with his wife, Bonnie.  The couple also owns the Dancing Bear Gift Shop, 13 N. Third Ave., Sturgeon Bay-one of the many downtown locations open during the winter and spring in Door County.


Q. Please describe White Lace Inn's key amenities.

Dennis: The inn consists of four houses with total of 18 rooms and suites. We have 15 rooms with a fireplace, 12 rooms with whirlpool tubs of which nine rooms or suites have both a fireplace and whirlpool tub. Most of rooms have queen-size beds and four large suites have king-size beds. We have lots of gardens, a gazebo, and we are located in a historic residential neighborhood two blocks from historic downtown district.


We're open every night of the year. Everything in Sturgeon bay is open year-round-the Door County Historical Museum isn't open quite year-round but the Door County Maritime Museum is open year-round as are shops and restaurants. We have fairly busy times coming up. In December people want to go Christmas shopping. And mid-January through end of March is a big time of year especially the month of February which is 'Valentine's month,' and a lot of folks go away in February because of Valentine's Day. There is an ebb and flow to the year.


Q. What do you like to recommend people do in Door County?

Dennis:  It depends on what people are interested in. You never run out of things to do. There are five state parks, 18 county parks as we as municipal city parks; you will never see them all.  There are more than 350 miles of shoreline, biking, hiking, restaurants, art galleries, theatre.


Q. What makes White Lace Inn unique?

Dennis: What we are is a couple's getaway.  In fact, we have had many, many small weddings here-more than 1,300. Many took place in the gazebo. We host many people for special occasions-birthdays, honeymoons, anniversaries.  But not everyone comes on a special occasion.


Q. What about breakfast highlights? Any favorites?

Dennis: We do a variety of things. We make a full homemade from scratch breakfast-such as baked French toast or eggs for main entrée.  Often we will serve a croissant with a filling such as cheese and asparagus. There are side dishes, a variety of breads,  and a lot of cherry and apple muffins and breads.


Q. Any special offers coming up?

Dennis:  We offer off-season rates that start late October and go to mid-June. And especially on weeknights--Sunday through Thursday nights-it's almost outrageously a bargain (to stay here.) They are noted on our Web 

Something to do:  

Sister Bay Fall Festival!     

By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to  


Head to Door County for the annual Fall Festival Oct. 18 - 20 in Sister Bay.  Dubbed "the granddaddy" of all Door Scandinavian Lodge Banner County festivals, this event is a favorite of the locals as well as travelers.

It begins on a Friday with the opening of the classic auto show at 9 a.m. as well as another festival attraction-an arts and crafts exhibition (beginning at 10 a.m. Friday) that takes place along Mill Road.


Food and beverages will be sold throughout the village. Also part of this beloved event are children's activities and live music.

Don't miss the 11 a.m. Saturday morning parade or the infamous ping pong ball drop at 2 p.m. Sunday, when thousands of balls are released into the crowd. Many fly with imprinted offers like "15 percent off merchandise" or "free coffee."  Try your luck, or just come to dance and peruse the green leaves turning gold. 

Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


Here are some recent Door County Happenings!


Door County Floral has relocated to a larger space at Jefferson Street and Seventh Avenue in Sturgeon Bay The Shallows Resort Banner . They were located on Madison Street on the city's west side.


The newly completed Baileys Harbor Community Mural was formerly dedicated last month.  Located on Nelson's Shopping Center, the mural was painted by Ram Rojas, a Sturgeon Bay-based artist, who spent two years creating the mural. Check it out when you are driving through Baileys Harbor!


Speaking of driving, in Sturgeon Bay drivers will share the Newport Resort Banner road with bicyclists as sharrows ("bicycle use" road markings) are added on Michigan Street next year. 


"The 39 Steps," based on the Hitchcock film of the same name, is playing through Oct. 20 at Third Avenue Playhouse in Sturgeon Bay. 


Meanwhile, in Fish Creek, "Miracle on South Division Street," is being performed by the Peninsula Players through Oct. 20. 


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