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Issue 81August 2014
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"Escape to Door County: "Lull -Abi Inn"
Something Going On: Door Community Auditorium
Door County Happenings

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In August, we continue with our Escape to Door County theme! Each edition of Navigator News will have our picks on where to stay, eat, must see/do, chic shopping, something for arts lovers. We'll keep it fun and include our popular something to do story and Door County happenings too - so that you are "in the know before you go . . . and when you get there!"  

So the 3 newsletter features look like this:

1) Escape to Door County with our fun picks, as     above!   
2) Something to Do!  We will always detail something fun and exciting to do in Door County!  
3) Door County Happenings!


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Escape to Door County!
August Edition! 


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to     


Summer pleasures continue in Door County this month.  Come buy (or pick your own!) fresh cherries, indulge in Italian gelato or check out the sunset over the bay from your hotel window. Here are some of the many opportunities for travelers.

Overnight: Lull-Abi Inn of Egg Harbor is owned by a former corporate executive, who traveled a lot and got to know what it takes to make people feel comfortable.  After Bruce Hill had one bad work day too many, he bought this lovely inn in Egg Harbor.  Located at 7928 Hwy 42, Lull-Abi Inn is walking distance to the village shops and restaurants as well as Harborview Park.


While the inn sits on the east side of the highway, some of its 24 suites and rooms afford views of Green Bay waters. Included is a unique apartment, which has two bedrooms with king-size beds as well as living and dining areas and a fully equipped kitchen. Hill said it a popular choice for two couples traveling together or a family.


Also available are two suites--each with living and dining areas, king rooms (some with water views) and accommodations with two queen-size beds or two double-size beds.


"Our rooms are clean, we're friendly, and this is a comfortable place," Hill said.

View the online Lull-Abi Inn video and see other places to stay in Door County at 


Food and wine: You'll feel like you're in Italy as you peer into the glass-fronted case filled with gelato at Double Delites, 7818 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor. Gelato is Italian ice cream, rich in flavor and artistic flair (and not so much butterfat as compared to conventional ice cream, which has 10%. Gelato has 4 to 8% butterfat).

And the ingredients come to Double Delites from Italy. Egg Harbor Lodge Banner About 60 options are available at any one time. Flavors rotate and include nine varieties of chocolate, tiramisu, cinnamon and the house specialty cherry explosion. The friendly staff serves up the gelato in a dish, cone or sundae.


Also available here is gourmet popcorn, espresso, smoothies, gifts such as soy candles and more. Don't miss Double Delites--whether it's hot outside or not. Check out the online video 


Must see/do:  Alexander's Cherries Orchard, Brussels, recently began its "pick-your-own" cherries season. Alexander's offers 20 acres, some of which were damaged by a severe winter.  And offering tart cherries for the picking is Kielar Akers, located on Hwy. 42 between Maplewood and Forestville in Forestville.  Their hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.  Travelers can also discover abundant cherry-infused products at farmers' markets and stores including Seaquist Orchards, Sister Bay. 


Chic shopping:  Well, if cherries are not chic enough for you, shop for women's and children's clothing at Wilkins & Olander in Sturgeon Bay or Fish Creek.  This shop was established in 1990. Find clothes and accessories for work, leisure or gifts. Quality clothing brands are available as well as abundant Vera Bradley handbags, Pandora jewelry, Brighton accessories and more. Learn more by watching the online video and reading the review at


For arts lovers:  Watch and learn about the fine art of scrimshaw from Gary Kiracofe, resident artist at Scrimshanders. Demonstrations take place 2 p.m. Fridays.  Scrimshaw relates to scrollwork, engravings and carvings done in stone or ivory.


Kiracofe shows jewelry, knife handles and more in his Scrimshanders shop, located in the Shops of Green Gables, one and one-half miles north of downtown Ephraim on Hwy. 42.  For more information, call 920/854-5407. 

 Something to do:  


Range of performers coming to

Door Community Auditorium


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to  


Door Community Auditorium's summer-fall concert season continues with a variety of performances that include national touring legends, beloved local performers, Newport Resort Banner traditional Native American dancers, and more.

Here's a look at what's coming soon to this Fish-Creek-based venue:


Through Aug. 23: the auditorium is host for the classical sounds of the Peninsula Music Festival's 62nd season.

Sept. 1:  Della Mae: contemporary bluegrass performed by five female vocalists, instrumentalists and songwriters. 

Sept. 14:  "Buckets of Rain:  The Songs of Bob Dylan, performed by Door County musicians.

Oct. 12:  The Brubeck Brothers Quartet tribute to Dave Brubeck.


Oct. 26:  Second annual "Play it Forward" benefit concert with local artists.

Nov. 14:  Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theatre's presentation of "Come to the Center."


Nov. 29:  Riders in the Sky's "Christmas the Cowboy Way."

Ticket sales and more information is available by calling the auditorium, 920/868-2728. 

Door County Happenings


By Donna Marie Pocius

Special to


There's so much happening now. Don't miss out. Here are noteworthy items: 


Peninsula Music Festival, a classical music festival, continues performances in August with these concerts taking place 7:30 p.m. at Door Community Auditorium:  "Don Giovanni, Act I" Aug. 16; "Symphonic Brilliance" Aug. 19; "Rachmaninoff III Aug. 21;" and "Season Finale" Aug. 23.


Sutra is a new gallery in Ellison Bay.  It carries fine art, textiles from India, photos and more.  Check it out at 12044 Hwy. 42.


The former Andre's Food and Spirts, 23 W. Oak St., Sturgeon Bay, has reopened as The Olde Opera House for dining (and open mic on Sunday nights).


Door County Coffee and Tea is expanding. The Carlsville-based business is adding a 1,600 square-foot retail addition Scandinavian Lodge Banner and interior remodel to its building at 5773 Hwy. 42.  Construction is underway and expected to be complete in early October.


Also, Door County Trolley is expanding with construction of a new building for ticket sales and retail at 8030 Hwy. 42, Egg Harbor. The new building, which will be called the Door County Trolley Station, is expected to open May 2015.


Upcoming 5 p.m. concerts in Harbor View Park, Egg Harbor include:  David Hatch & Lynn Gudmundsen Aug. 21 (folk, rock and bluegrass); and Coverleague Aug. 28 (acoustic rock).


Fire destroyed the Harbor Place Shoppes in Sturgeon Bay.  Affected were the Steel Bridge Café, Door-Tran, Ranly Maritime Gallery and Faith Alive Fellowship Church.


Frozen Spoon opened in late June at 201 S. First Ave., Sturgeon Bay.  It provides self-serve frozen yogurt with toppings as well as food.


Ephraim Shores Hotel celebrates 45 years in business this year.