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The White Lace Inn September 2003 Newsletter

Hello Friends!

By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With the summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer

” -- Helen Hunt Jackson, “September”

With Labor Day behind us, September gives us an opportunity to enjoy the best of two seasons. Temperatures swing back and forth from fall to summer and from summer to fall. The skies are clear and blue and the quality of the light begins to change as we approach the first official day of fall on September 21. We’re already seeing some very minor color changes further north on the Peninsula. Evening temperatures are dipping into the 40’s and smells of wood fires fill the twilight air. Apples are ready for picking and pumpkins are starting to appear at roadside stands! 

September offers us a last chance to do so many of those things we meant to do this summer. A fish boil? A day at the beach? A bike tour or a day hiking through the woods? There is never a better time to be reminded that Door County is the “more” county! We have more lighthouses (a dozen), more coastline (250 miles) and more state parks (five) than any other county in the United States. Call us toll free at 877-948-5223 to make your reservation. We’ll have the apple cider ready!


You like us! You really, really like us!

Thanks to all of you who voted in our Guest Rewards poll. It’s clear to us from your responses that you enjoy staying at the White Lace Inn and that you prefer rewards that will allow you to stay with us again and again! We hear you -- and we’re working feverishly on our program. Watch future newsletters for program details!


He who hesitates…………….

Coming to Door County for the “color” is a time-honored tradition and timing the peak is a labor of love for many of us. Generally, the fall foliage is expected to be at it’s most glorious around the second weekend in October. If you’re planning a trip this fall and are interested in tracking the progress, you’ll be happy to know that the White Lace Inn is again acting as an official spotter for the Foliage Network. Twice weekly we file our report at www.FoliageNetwork.com, a volunteer based reporting service that monitors foliage conditions in 17 states. Last year, there were over 170,000 visitors to the Network. If you are a veteran leaf peeper, check out the site and then call us to make your reservations to see fall color in Door County! 

A word to the wise: the fall foliage season is a particularly busy time so make your September and October reservations early – especially if you are planning to travel over a weekend or have a favorite room in mind!


It’s beginning to look a lot like…………..

……………..dare we say it? Christmas! Okay, okay it’s still almost four months away, but don’t we all know from past experience how quickly those four months go by? If you’ve never experienced Door County during the “quiet season”, then give some thought to joining us in December for Sturgeon Bay’s annual Walk into Christmas Past. This year the Walk will be held on Sunday, December 7. Nine beautifully decorated historic inns and Bed & Breakfasts will open their doors to the public from 1:30 to 4:30. For a sneak peak at this year’s participants along with the other special events taking place that weekend, click here to download/view a PDF file (300k)


Trying to plan that perfect weekend?

Ask us about our theatre packages! Sturgeon Bay is quite proud of its community performance center, Third Avenue Playhouse, now in its third of operation. The Playhouse has just announced its fall schedule and here’s a preview of some of the wonderful offerings:

  • Saturday, September 13 Playtime Smooth jazz and R&B

  • Saturday, October 4 Dorothy Scott New York’s edgy and emotional musician dares listeners to think and feel

  • Saturday, October 11 Janet Planet & Tom Theabo Jazz

  • Friday & Saturday, November 21 & 22 Last Will & Testament Murder mystery with audience participation!

  • Saturday, December 6 Siegel/Schwall Blues Band Harmonica master Corky Siegel and blues guitarist Jim Schwall

  • Saturday, December 13 Hagen Family Christmas Washington Island’s musical family returns to the Playhouse for some good old-fashioned Christmas merriment and song

Call us at 877-948-5223 for pricing and availability.


Things to do, places to go, people to see!

While you’re staying with us, be sure to wander over to the Farmer’s Market. It’s held every Saturday until October 25 and features homegrown, seasonal produce, as well as handcrafted items. The Market is held across the street from the Inn at the corner of Michigan and 4th from 9:00 to 12:30.

Remember bobby socks, poodle skirts and Ed Sullivan? From September 3 through October 12, you can take a musical journey through the fabulous ‘50’s as the Peninsula Players present The Taffetas. For tickets, call 920-868-3287 or visit www.peninsulaplayers.com .

American Folklore Theatre moves indoors to the Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek. From now through October 19, the AFT cast will perform Old Friends, an intimate concert featuring the music of Paul Simon. For tickets, call 920-854-6117. 

Sturgeon Bay hosts the 24th Annual Door County Century Ride on September 6 & 7. Bike routes range from 30 to 100 miles and advance registrations is required. Call 715- 276-2320.

Join us for the 14th Annual Sturgeon Bay Harvest Fest on Saturday, September 20. Browse through arts and crafts or the farmers market. Or enjoy the music, food and entertainment. For information, call 800-301-6695.

On September 20 & 21, spend a day touring artist’s studios on the Peninsula Artisans Studio Tour. For tour information, call 920-743-6246 or visit www.sturgeonbay.net .


And don’t forget to visit the Dancing Bear, our gift shop in town. There are treasures and trinkets aplenty for you, your little ones or both! When in doubt, our gift certificates are the perfect solution! 

Whitelace Inn Gift Certificate

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White Lace Inn
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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