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Issue 92July 2015
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Door County From A to Z: N & O
Something To Do: Northern Sky Theater
Door County Happenings

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Door County is as easy as ABC! Our alphabet soup continues in July!  

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're on
N and O. 
By December, we'll end with X, Y and Z.  You get the picture!  

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: N and O

By Donna Marie Pocius

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The "Door County: From A to Z" series continues this month with more ideas for enjoying the Peninsula.  Take a hike or camp at Newport State Park.  And the time is ripe for strolling through orchards of Door County cherry trees.

Newport State Park: Newport State Park is one of five state parks in Door County.  Located in Ellison Bay, Newport is Wisconsin's only formally designated wilderness park, Egg Harbor Lodge Banner according to the Department of Natural Resources.  It offers travelers 30 miles of hiking trails. Campers can choose from 16 backpack/hike-in campsites (13 can be reserved).

The 2,373-acre park has 11 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, affording visitors with  lovely views of the water as well as evergreen and hardwood forests and meadows.

The longest trail is the Europe Bay/Holtz loop trail.  It is seven miles long and situated on the northern edge of Newport State Park.  Or enjoy a hike on the one-mile-long Monarch trail that begins near the contact station.

Newport State Park also hosts a variety of events throughout the year including its candlelight cross country ski/hike and more.

Orchards and orchards of cherry trees:  Door County is a mega-producer of cherries.  From mid-July to mid-August, many Door County orchards offer opportunities to pick-your-own cherries in their orchards.

For example, Chery Lane Orchards, Forestville, promotes 13 acres of cherry and apple trees.  You can pick your own tart cherries, or they will pick them for you. A full cherry pail weighs about nine pounds.

Most Door County farm markets also have processing plants. They keep supplies of fresh cherries on hand and offer canned, dried and frozen cherries as well as cherry juice, jellies, jams and baked goods, according to the Wisconsin Cherry Growers. This is the time to purchase a fresh cherry pie at a farm market, or partake in a piece of cherry pie at a Door County restaurant.

Check out other pick-your-own cherry destinations online at

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Northern Sky Theater: one new name, a 25th anniversary & two world premieres  

By Donna Marie Pocius

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Northern Sky Theater has a lot to celebrate this summer.  The theater company has a new name, a 25th anniversary and two world premieres on its playbill.

Formerly American Folklore Theatre, Northern Sky will perform shows through Aug. 29 in the Peninsula State Park amphitheater; a vehicle sticker is not needed for theater admission.

Included are world premieres of "When Butter Churns to Gold" and "No Bones About It."

"When Butter Churns to Gold" is written by new collaborators Peter Welkin, Ron Barnett and Randi Wolfe; it brings a "dash of dastardly deeds and dairy delights to the stage," according to Northern Sky.

And "No Bones About It," is a "rib-tickling" new musical set in the world of competitive barbecue.  It's the sixth offering from the Richard Rogers writing team that also Scandinavian Lodge Banner created "Cheeseheads, the Musical" and "Muskie Love." They are Dave Hudson and Paul Libman, Northern Sky reported.

"It's fitting that we celebrate our new era as Northern Sky by doing what we do best," said Dave Maier, managing director.  "Offering up two brand new hilarious musicals is our way of doubling down on the mission to create shows that our fans know were written for them and their families."

Also, in case you missed it, Northern Sky will offer (for a second summer), "Strings Attached," a comic tale of mistaken identity set in a northern Wisconsin lodge. It was written by Dave Hudson and Colin Welford.

Looking to the fall, Northern Sky will perform "Lumberjacks in Love" Sept. 4 to Oct. 17.

Information about tickets, performance dates and times and more is available by calling 920/854-6117.  And tell them sent you!

Door County Happenings 

 By Donna Marie Pocius

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Here are some Door County Happenings!


The 76-foot Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park is closed; an engineering firm recommended it be razed and rebuilt. A decision is pending.

A grand opening of the Sturgeon Bay Skatepark, at the corner of Green Bay Road and Spruce Street, took place in the spring.

New businesses opened in the Main Street Shops, Egg Harbor. Included are two new  home décor shops: Purple Door Accents and The Simple Life Décor.  Also, Door Newport Resort Banner County Kids has expanded to include baby items.

Pizza Hut moved from its former location to a new location down the street at 1121 Egg Harbor Rd. The new site is reportedly putting greater focus on deliveries as opposed to in-house dining.

Scandia Village, Sister Bay, has announced the opening of the expanded and "state-of-the-art" Woodview assisted living and a new rehabilitative therapy center.

Also, in Sister Bay, Midwest Sunsplash will be conducted Aug. 7 and 8; it will include reggae and rock music and more.

Speaking of music, The Cookery Wine and Bar Music Series kicked off its annual run in the Fish Creek restaurant's wine bar.

And the Burning Cow Music Festival will take place July 23 to 25 on the grounds of the Door Devils Motorcycle Club, next to the Wisconsin Motorcycle Memorial north of Sturgeon Bay.

Upcoming Harmony By the Bay concert series in the bandshell at Martin Park, Sturgeon Bay are:  Blues Disciples, July 15; Somebody's Darling, July 22; Neil Fest, July 29; Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns, Aug. 5; Rock Night, Aug. 12; Copper Box swamp rock, Aug. 19; and Frank's Tribute show (sounds of the '50s through '70s), Aug. 26.

A Door Prize for Portraiture exhibit is open through July 31 at the Chez Cheryl Art Space, a century-old farmhouse at 8630 High Plateau Rd., off Cty. EE, west of Baileys Harbor.

Door County Trolley opened at a new location just north of Egg Harbor on Hwy. 42.