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Issue 86January 2015
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Door County From A to Z: ABC
Something To Do: Door County Auditorium Programs
Door County Happenings

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It's a new year, so new focus for our e-newsletter! 


There is so much to know about Door County. So, why not organize ideas around the alphabet?


Throughout the year, Navigator News will address the entire alphabet and give you abundant tips for how and where to enjoy Door County in our 12-month series, Door County:  From A to Z. This month, we start with A, B, C.

And in December, we'll end with X, Y and Z.  You get the idea.  


We will also have our Something to Do section as well as Door County Happenings!


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Door County:  From A to Z!

This month's feature:  A, B, C

By Donna Marie Pocius

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AppleCreek Resort
AppleCreek Resort-Motel & Suites is one of many fine lodging properties open year-round in Door County. At least three special qualities come to mind when one thinks about AppleCreek Resort.


One, the resort is owned by a woman who grew up with her family in Fish Creek. "My grandfather built the Eagle Bluff Tower (in Peninsula State Park). We invite you to come and enjoy the gorgeous views down beautiful shorelines of Door County," said Lynne Krause Weddig, who owns the inn with her husband Bill Weddig. 


Second, the resort has a wonderful location (at the junction of Hwy. 42 and Cty Rd. F, Fish Creek), which is within walking distance of Peninsula State Park, Door County Auditorium (see story below for upcoming performances) and the Top of the Hill Shops center. 


Third, AppleCreek Resort always seems to have specials going on. In fact, the Early Winter Special runs through Jan. 28.  People may reserve suites with whirlpools and fireplaces for $99 to $129.  The resort also has hotel-style rooms, and those are available through Jan. 28 at $59 to $89.  A package is offered during the Fish Creek Winter festival Feb. 6 - 8.  Check availability for a two-night suite package at $299 to $369, or a two night hotel package at $149 to $199.  Sleigh and wagon rides are included. More information is available by calling 800/569-0059.


Or check out other fine places to stay in Door County this winter at  


For those who love the beach, Door County is a place to put on your summer vacation list.  Even if you been to the peninsula before, you probably have not discovered all the beaches that pepper this pretty coastal area. 


One of the most special beaches is situated inside Whitefish Dunes State Park, located at 3275 Clark Lake Rd., Sturgeon Bay, near Jacksonport.   Its pretty white sand stretches far and long beside Lake Michigan.  Park access is required to see the beach.


There are so many other beaches including: Clarks Lake Beach and Lakeside Park beach, Jacksonport; Egg Harbor beach and Frank E. Murphy Park beach in Egg Harbor; Ellison Bay beach, Ephraim Village beach, Fish Creek beach, Sister Bay Park beach; and Sunset Park and Otumba Park beaches in Sturgeon Bay.


And there are beaches at Ridges Sanctuary, Baileys Harbor, and in Nicolet Bay. On Washington Island, find beaches at Jackson Harbor Ridges, Percy Johnson Memorial County Park, Red Barn Park/Gislason, Sand Dunes beach and Schoolhouse beach.


For details on locations and beach descriptions, visit


Cross country skiing:
Opportunities abound to ski Door County trails in the five state parks.  For a different perspective on the sport, try skiing by candlelight. Newport State Park is hosting a Newport Resort Banner candlelight ski/hike event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14.  People can ski a one-mile trail (Fern/Europe Bay) lit by homemade candles and then warm themselves around a bonfire and enjoy refreshments. Park in lot three.

 Something to do:    

Door Community Auditorium hosts concerts, lectures, movies

By Donna Marie Pocius

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Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy. 42, Fish Creek, has announced a wide variety of performances taking place this season.


Included is the annual Coffeehouse Concerts, which is a series of performances in the auditorium's fireside lobby.  Also planned is the Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Egg Harbor Lodge Banner Saturday morning talks by St. Norbert College instructors. A Movies at the Door Series is also on tap. Here are details on what's coming soon to this venue.


Upcoming Coffeehouse Concerts

  • 7 p.m. Jan. 17:  Hans Christian, a multi-instrumentalist, plays transcendental music.
  • 7. p.m. Jan 24:  Katie Dahl, singer/songwriter, performs original folk music.
  • 7 p.m. Jan. 31:  Matt Wahl, acoustic musician, plays lively acoustic music.
  • 7 p.m. Feb. 21:  Door County Pickers offer "old-fashioned, front-porch musical fun."
  • 7 p.m. Feb. 28:  Poetry and music blend in a "Words on Fire" event. 

Distinguished Lecture Series

  • 9 a.m. Jan 17:  The Threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
  • 9 a.m. Jan. 24:  The 2014 Wisconsin gubernatorial election.
  • 9 a.m. Jan 31:  The state of human rights worldwide.
  • 9 a.m. Feb. 21:  Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
  • 9 a.m. Feb. 28: The remarkable turnaround of Bolivia's economy.


Movies at the Door Series

  • Jan. 16:  "Extreme, Loyal, Victorious," a documentary about Green Bay Packers fans.
  • Jan. 23:  "Mamma Mia," featuring songs by 1970s band, ABBA.
  • Jan 30:  "Jens Jensen:  The Living Green," a film on the life of renowned landscape architect, conservationist and founder of the Clearing Folk School, Ellison Bay.
  • Feb. 6:  "Feed the Fish," a film with the Polar Bear Club Jan. 1's swim event as the central part of plot.
  • Feb. 27:  "The Emissary, a science fiction feature written and directed by Tim Erskine of Door County.

For details on admission costs (the movies are free) and performance times, contact the auditorium box office, 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:  


New this year, the American Folklore Theatre will be known as Northern Sky Theater.  Northern Sky has announced two world premieres in its 2015 summer and Scandinavian Lodge Banner fall seasons.  One new show is called "No Bones About It," and the other is "When Butter Churns to Gold."


Sons of the Never Wrong will perform 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Door County Fire Company, 38 S. Third Ave.  And at 7 p.m. Feb. 6, Corky Siegel and Howard Levy will perform there. The concerts are park of the Healing Project and support cancer care in Door County.


The 28th annual Winter Festival take place Feb. 6 to 8 in Fish Creek. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb 6, people can see ice sculpture carving at Clark Park, which continues 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 7. The games begin at 10 a.m. Feb. 7 in and around a heated tent at Clark Park.