Washington Island

In store or online, one can now find Washington Island E-KO-Rocks and Rocklaces. If you love the rocks at Schoolhouse Beach, now you can have a reminder of them without facing the $250 fine, or stealing from our beautiful Schoolhouse Beach. These aren’t Schoolhouse Beach rocks but they are a close comparison.  Visit Mann’s Mercantile to purchase your own Island treasure.  

I was able to ask the owner’s of Deer Run Golf Course and Resort a few questions the other day about their long time business.  For 20 years, Dan and Trudy Schelitzche have operated the only golf course located on Washington Island.  The nine hole course offers fun and challenge for all levels of golfers, from beginners to pros in a relaxing atmosphere. Deer Run is a regulation 9 hole golf course with a motel, living quarters, miniature golf and restaurant onsite.  Trudy is most proud of the friendly atmosphere, one that brings repeat customers every year, running the course and motel themselves allows them to be in contact with their patrons, their personal attention goes into the operations everyday as they run and take care of each part of the business.  Customers become friends who keep returning for clean accomodations and great golf. I agree, the course challenges  my own poor golf skills, the refreshments are always served ice cold and  that everyone should, when they are “North of the Tension Line” come to Deer Run to relax and unwind! Jerry Rupiper  

The Danish Mill   Velkommen to The Danish Mill Restaurant, Deli, Bakery and Gift Shop Established in 2010 with the atmosphere of a Danish Bakery. Located on beautiful Washington Island at the tip of Wisconsin’s Door County Peninsula, we feature fresh baked breads, Kringle, pastries, pies, cookies and bars. In addition to the mouth watering bakery, we have the best sandwiches in the county – made exclusively with quality Boar’s Head brand deli products. Add to this homemade soups, salads and Door County Coffee, tea, smoothies and espresso drinks and a friendly “fast casual” restaurant environment, and you have an unforgettably delicious dining experience.  

A family owned Bar & Restaurant since 1945. Karly’s Bar and Cellar Restaurant   Old-fashioned whiskey sweet, melt in your mouth perch fry, home-made french salad dressing, relish tray and warm bread basket all traditions that are satisfied by a trip to the Cellar Restaurant – classic supper club style abounds.

Source: The Third Annual Spine Tingling Farm of Fear!!

The Treasures of Plum Island When the Coast Guard lifesaving station was built on Plum Island in 1896, such facilities were common on the Great Lakes. Today, this may be the only one left. Little wonder then that the Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands was established in 2007 to help restore, preserve and manage the islands’ historic and cultural resources. A year later, Plum and Pilot Islands were added to Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Wisconsin. This summer, a five-member Service Maintenance Action Team (MAT) spent nine days stabilizing the lifesaving station. The team removed barrels of lead paint and deteriorated decking and installed vents to prevent mold and moisture on the interior while the refuge and Friends decide if and how to restore the station – and how it would be paid for.  See more here

Both are known as “stepping stones” for birds that migrate through the Great Lakes each spring and fall Source: Lake Michigan islands added to National Wildlife Refuge – Story | Upper Peninsula Michigan – Marquette, Escanaba | UPMatters | WJMN CBS Local 3

This is a great time to buy your Washington Island souvenirs and Shirts with free shipping.  Don’t forget your Homemade Fudge – Considered the BEST in Door County!  visit:  www.shopmannsmerc.com

Washington Island schools employs teachers working under emergency licenses, permits. Source: Emergency licenses fill teacher needs

The Washington Island Literary Festival, Key Note Speaker is Hampton Sides, award-winning author and editor-at-large of OUTSIDE magazine, at the 2015 Washington Island Literary Festival to be held September 18-20 at the Trueblood Performing Art Center and other island venues. Both nonfiction and fiction readers will find Hampton Sides’ most recent book, “In the Kingdom of Ice,” a thrilling epic. Source: Hampton Sides at Washington Island Literary Fest

Public welcome to 36-team competition on Aug. 29 Source: Pro grillers on Washington Island for Death’s Door BBQ

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