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The White Lace Inn April 2004 Newsletter

Winter's done, and April's in the skies,
Earth, look up with laughter in your eyes! 

--Charles G.D. Roberts, An April Adoration, 1896

March, true to form, swept in like a lion and crept out like a lamb. Now as April makes her entrance, crocuses and daffodils are pushing their way up through the ground and the temperatures are climbing with encouraging regularity to spring-like levels. Spring showers are going about their annual business, washing away the last of the snow and freshening the landscape for the bounty of beauty to come. And, at the White Lace Inn, April showers not only bring May flowers – they also bring special savings for you!

In fact, April is the last month for our Winter White Sale! White Sale rates are in effect through May 1. Enjoy a blazing fire or a bubbling whirlpool on a cool spring evening for as low as $99 per night on weekends (Friday and Saturday) and $70 per night on weekdays (Sunday through Thursday). Of course, all stays include our delicious full breakfast. Give us a call toll free at 877-948-5223 to make your reservation. And read on to see what the first full month of spring has in store for you!

Off the Beaten Path……………
The sap is running!  The webmaster snapped this image just an hour before doing this newsletter.April is the last month of our “quiet season” and it’s a perfect time to do some exploring along the peaceful country backroads of Door County. Take a driving tour and check out parts of the county that you may have never seen before. Instead of taking Hwy 42 or 57, try some of the roads less traveled like County B, which runs right along the water, or County A, which cuts through the center of the peninsula. Our innkeepers will be happy to tell you about their favorite highways and by-ways!

If you’d rather explore on horseback, Kurtz Corral, Door County’s premier riding stable, is open all year round. They offer arena rides and trail rides and will do their best to match horse and rider. For more information, call 1-800-444-0469.

You can also use your own two feet and take a walking tour of Sturgeon Bay’s historic district. Maps of the district can be found in the Sturgeon Bay Guide, which is available at the Inn or at the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center on 5th Avenue across from the Inn.

And, of course, those same trails that were so wonderful for cross country skiing just a few short weeks ago are also great for hiking and biking. Get out in the fresh spring air and watch the wildflowers begin to make their first appearance after a long winter’s nap.

Whatever you do, it’s Spring, so just get out there!

A Fish Story
Next month, our Sturgeon Around the Bay will be unveiled for the summer. These whimsical decorative sturgeons are designed by local artists, sponsored by local businesses and displayed throughout the towCherie Therrien, one of our innkeepers, will be designing a sturgeonn from early May until they are auctioned off in late August. For the third year in a row, Cherie Therrien, one of our innkeepers, will be designing a sturgeon. Cherie’s been with the White Lace Inn for 18 years. You may remember her beautiful mosaic entry from last year (pictured). You can also see examples of Cherie’s artistry in Rooms 1, 3 and C and Suites B, 16 & 19. This year, Oscar’s Gifts on Jefferson Street will sponsor Cherie’s sturgeon. Oscar’s is the home of the Door County Red Hat Society and we hear that Cherie’s sturgeon may be sporting a bright red bonnet! We’ll keep you posted on her progress! For more information on Sturgeon Around the Bay, call 920-743-6246.

Steppin’ Out!
If you just can’t wait for the flowers to bloom, you may want to visit The Beauty of the Blossoms exhibit at the William S. Fairfield Art Museum. Flowers are the theme in over thirty vibrant paintings by many of Door County’s finest artists. The exhibit is on display until June 6. For more information call, 920-746-0001 or visit www.fairfieldartmuseum.org.

You can see Julian Hagen and his Washington Island Friends at the Door Auditorium in Fish Creek on April 3. This concert is part of the Fireside Coffee House Series. Tickets are $12. For more information, contact the Auditorium at 920-868-2728.

On April 24, Third Avenue Playhouse presents Grammy winner, Janis IanOn April 24, Third Avenue Playhouse presents Grammy winner, Janis Ian. She exploded onto the music scene in the ‘70’s with “Society’s Child” and the classic “At Seventeen.” Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of America’s great and enduring troubadours. For tickets, call 920-743-1760.

In the mood for more garden talk? On April 30, the Friends of Door County Libraries and Door County Master Gardeners will present Joan Rivera, author of “Creating a Perennial Garden in the Midwest” at the Miller Art Museum, 7:00 PM. Admission is free. There will be a book signing after the lecture.

Dancing Bear gift shop on Third Avenue.As always, don’t forget to visit our Dancing Bear gift shop on Third Avenue. When you stop in, take a look at our new Thomas the Train play table. Thanks to our guests and customers, the Bear sells so much Thomas merchandise that they receive a new table each year from the manufacturer. This year, they donated last year’s play table to the YMCA for use in their Family Center and Day Care are. In previous years, play tables have been donated to Project HeadStart, the Free Clinic, the Sturgeon Bay School District and the Southern Door School District.

Now you can purchase your White Lace Inn gift certificates on-line at our Dancing Bear Gift Shop! Click here and see how easy it is to give the gift of romance!

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16 N. 5th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin 54235, United States
Phone: 920-743-1105 - Toll Free: 877-948-5223 - Fax: 920-743-8180

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