The White Lace Inn September 2004 Newsletter
With Labor Day gone, September lies ahead offering us the best that two seasons have to offer. 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 the 21st. We’re already seeing some color changes 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 have been sighted at roadside stands!
Between the rainy weather and unseasonably cook temperatures this summer, many of us are feeling like we didn’t get to do everything we’d planned. But it’s not too late! September offers us a last chance to take in a fish boil, a day at the beach, bike tour or a hike through the woods. Need more? Door County has more lighthouses (a dozen), more coastline (316 miles) and more state parks (five) than any other county in the United Sates. Call us toll free at 877-948-5223 to make your reservation. We’ll have the hot apple cider ready!
Leaf Peeper Alert!
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 its most glorious around the second weekend in October. This year, due to the rainy spring and cooler temperatures we mentioned, timing the color may be a bit tricky. If you’re planning a trip this fall and are interested in tracking its progress, then the Foliage Network at www.FoliageNetwork.com may prove an invaluable resource. The Foliage Network, a volunteer based reporting service that monitors foliage conditions in 17 states, receives reports twice weekly from local volunteer spotters. 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! Our weekend availability is already limited, but weeknights are still open.
A Fish Story with a Happy Ending
Many of you who visited us this summer may have seen innkeeper Cherie Therrien’s Red Hat Sturgeon holding court in front of Oscar’s on Jefferson Street. Oscar’s is the regional headquarters for the Red Hat Society, so Oscar Hansen was delighted to have the winning bid at this year’s Sturgeon Around the Bay Auction. Proceeds from Cherie’s sturgeon will be used to benefit the Wellness Center which provides health care services at affordable prices.
Cherie’s sturgeon and her fetching red hat will be on permanent display at Oscar’s and we encourage you to stop by and see her when you’re in town. We guarantee that she’ll bring a smile to your face!
Mark Your Calendars!
We know that many of you have made Sturgeon Bay’s Christmas Walk an annual holiday tradition. This year, our Walk into Christmas Past will be held on Sunday, December 5. Beautifully decorated historic inns and Bed & Breakfasts will open their doors to the public from 1:30 to 4:30. Watch our newsletter for further details on participating inns and other weekend activities!
A Feast for the Senses
As you make the rounds from roadside stands to farmers markets to orchards, don’t forget to take in some of the many activities throughout the County.
Antique and collector autos are the focus of the day on September 18 as Baileys Harbor hosts its 24th Annual Autumn Fest & Antique Car Show. Arts & crafts, entertainment and food are all part of the fun. For details, visit www.doorcounty.com
Sturgeon Bay celebrates its 15th Annual Harvest Fest on September 18. Art and craft shows, a farmers market, food, music and children’s activities are only a two block walk from the Inn! Call 920-743-6246 for more information.
Peninsula Players heads into the final phase of their 2004 season with Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. Publish or perish, that is what faces playwright Sidney Bruhl, who is suffering from writer’s block and a string of flops. When he hatches a plot to steal a student’s work and pass it off as his own, his nervous wife begins to wonder if his fictional plots of murder could become reality. With doses of deceit and intrigue alternating with humor and plot twists and turns, this crackerjack thriller will have you on the edge of your seat. Deathtrap runs from September 8 through October 17. For tickets, call 920-868-3287 or visit www.peninsulaplayers.com .
American Folklore Theatre moves indoors for the remainder of their season. Performances of Guys On Ice, Eric Lewis & Friends in Concert and And If Elected will be held at the Ephraim Village Hall and Gibraltar Town Hall. For the full schedule and ticket information, visit folkloretheatre.com
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!
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! Of course, you can always order your gift certificates by calling us toll free at 877-948-5223.
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