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Issue 71November 2013
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"A Peek Inside the Door: "White Lace Inn"
Something Going On: Sister Bay Fall Festival
Door County Happenings

Door County - 

Lookin' Good! 

Late Fall Turkeys

Ephraim Winter

Winter Sundown

Winter Cows 
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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!  

Get it!  It's cool!  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. Share your Door County memories!  Share your Door County Memories - get published! Look for "Your Stories of Door County" and submit a story!  So write it up now and submit it.
  2. 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.
  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 in 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 November/December Super Giveaway is on! Win two nights at the Lulll Abi Inn and lots of other prizes!  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 . . . Winter 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:

The Landmark Resort


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to 


The Landmark Resort--Door County's largest resort which celebrated its 25th anniversary a few years ago--has continually grown over the years.  Located at 7643 Hillside Rd., Egg Harbor, the Landmark Resort was established in July 1985 with one building called the Flagship offering guests 81 accommodations.


Here's a look at some of the Landmark Resort's offerings today:


Abundant suites

Today, the Landmark Resort offers 294 suites for travelers. They range in size from one to three bedrooms.  Many rooms afford spectacular westerly views of Green Bay waters.  Other accommodations look out over the woods. They are housed in four buildings on 42 wooded bluff-top acres and supported by vast outdoor and indoor amenities.  The Landmark Resort is open year-round.


Other amenities

The Landmark is a destination for weddings, meetings and conferences. Its Egg Harbor meeting room seats about 230 people and has a peaceful water view.  The resort also has pools, outdoor walking trails, tennis courts and a recreation center. The Carrington Pub & Grill, open for casual dining year-round, was recently outfitted with an expansive outdoor deck.


New at the Landmark Resort

The Landmark Resort recently earned Travel Green certification, a Wisconsin environment initiative.  The resort has been upgrading all air conditioning units this year.  A $3 million resort renovation that began in 2006 updated and enhanced all buildings and nearly every space:  reception and lobby areas as well as most guest suites, pools, meeting rooms and public rest rooms. Also, exterior improvements-roofing, landscaping, parking lots and walkways--were done.


Upcoming events

The Landmark Resort's Thanksgiving Day buffet is a feast to behold.  The generous offerings include turkey as well as other main dish options, soups, vegetables, salads and an expansive dessert table.


Also, the Carrington Pub & Grill has just announced a Comedy Club.


The next Comedy Club performance is Thursday, Dec. 12, when the Carrington will present Kenny Smith and Adrian Cosby. According to the resort, "Smith is the funniest guy you've never heard of. With several appearances on the Bob and Tom radio show and television spots on E! and Comedy Central, Kenny's audience is growing quickly. He is touring from coast to coast at A-List comedy clubs and theatres. Kenny has crossover appeal with urban and Latin crowds as well as the blue collar audiences. "


And Cosby, according to the Landmark Resort "uses his multi-ethnic background and intellectual wit to make audiences from all walks of life laugh at him as well as themselves. Smart, smooth and surprising Adrian's unique look and style make him the perfect complement for many diverse acts."


Other upcoming events include karaoke on Saturdays, Breakfast with Santa Nov. 29 and a New Year's Eve Bash Dec. 31.


For details on the Landmark Resort and other resorts open-round in Door County, go to


Something to do:   

Head to holiday events in Door County

By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to  


Check some gifts off your list as you enjoy shopping in Door County this upcoming holiday season.  You can time your shopping excursion around special events that offer things to do for the entire family. 


For example, Sturgeon Bay is hosting Christmas by the Bay Friday, Nov. 22 through Sunday Nov. 24.  And just after Thanksgiving Day-on Nov 29 and 30-Egg Harbor will stage its popular Holly Days program.  Here are details about the events.  Visit to learn more.


The City of Sturgeon Bay is encouraging shoppers and others to start the holiday season early by attending the annual tree lighting Scandinavian Lodge Banner ceremony early on Nov. 22.  The ceremony will also feature entertainment from Elliot Goettelman and Josh Gregory.  Then, a parade will welcome Santa Claus and more on Nov 23 followed by children's activities and hay wagon rides.  Shops will reportedly be decorated for the season, stocked with gift ideas and offering extended hours.


In Egg Harbor, Holly Days celebrates the holiday season with Breakfast with Santa, a children's Elf Hunt, "Mistle Dough" shopping and more.


The old-fashioned tree lighting ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Harbor View Park.  It's followed by children's activities, cookie decorating and more on Saturday, Nov. 30.

Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to



Door County is getting ready for the holidays. Here are some happenings!


Buy a wreath, made in Wisconsin, and help support Door County's Sunshine House. Wreaths are made from fresh The Shallows Resort Banner balsam and available at Java on Jefferson, Main Street market, Bley's Grocery, Welsings Foodland, Marchant's Foods, Marchant's Meats and the Sunshine House.


Or how about sending a gift of Wisconsin cheese?. Renard's Cheese is offering a variety gift baskets with cheese favorites and more.


New stores in the Country Walk Shops in Sister Bay include Tea Thyme offering fine teas, tea accessories, British goods and tea parties.  Call for hours and more 920/854-3737. 


Also new in the Country Walk Shops is Klinkendagger's with beach gear, jewelry, hand creations, resale and more.  Learn more at 920/421-1113.


City Farmer home and garden accents store in Ephraim is hosting their 17th annual sale with 40% off merchandise Newport Resort Banner through Dec. 25; and 50% off beginning Dec. 26.


The White Gull Inn, Fish Creek, is for sale.  Long-time innkeepers Andy and Jan Coulson are planning to retire. 


Many Door County restaurants are open throughout the late fall and winter. Included is the English Inn, Fish Creek, where they offer the "all-you-can-eat Friday night Fish Fry." They'll be open Thanksgiving Day too, offering a buffet dinner.