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An Early Morning Swim in Fish Creek

by Connie Erickson


An Early Morning Swim....
Clark Park, Fish Creek, Door County, WI


Celebrate Independence Day Week End in Egg Harbor!

by Connie Erickson
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Celebrate Independence Day Week End in Egg Harbor!

Saturday, July 2
1 PM -3 PM Birchcreek Free Family Concert & Birchcreek, Hwy EE

3 PM -5 PM Music by Ifdakar at Harbour View Park

7 PM Saline Fiddlers perform at the Peg Egan Performing Art Center, Church Street

Sunday, July 3
11 AM - 9 PM Food & Refreshments at Harbour View Park

1 PM - 5 PM Music by the Mango Bros. at Harbour View Park

5 PM - 9 PM Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns perform


Monday, July 4

1:30 PM Independence Day Parade

  • Watch for me in our 1966 Ford Galaxy Convertible!
  • And you'll find Bob Erickson cook'n brats at Harbour View Park!


Fish Creek's Summer Festival!

by Connie Erickson
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Join the Fish Creek Summer Festival celebration at Clark Park!

Festivities begin at noon on July 2, 2011 with games, food and fun for the entire family until 10 p.m. when fireworks take to the night sky.

1st Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest!

Have your fill all day long with tasty summer favorites. Local nonprofit and business groups will have concession stands in Clark Park. Look for hot popcorn and melt-in-your mouth cotton candy from the Northern Door Children’s Center, fresh squeezed lemonade from the Friends of Ephraim Gibraltar Airport, roasted corn on the cob from the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign, and juicy wedges of watermelon from the Gibraltar Historical Association. Additional food and beverage selections available from the Gibraltar School Booster Club. Beer will be available from the Fish Creek Civic Association.

Be sure to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy fireworks along Fish Creek’s waterfront at 10 p.m.

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Wisconsin's flagship, 'Denis Sullivan' in Door County!

by Connie Erickson
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The Sailing Vessel Denis Sullivan is Coming July 1, 2, 3, 4!!

The majestic towering masts of Wisconsin's flagship, Denis Sullivan, will dominate the port of Sturgeon Bay's skyline throughout the 4th of July weekend. Please don't miss this rare opportunity to join the crew of the Door County Maritime Museum in reliving the glory days of sail on the Great Lakes.

Tour the ship or even take a 3 hour cruise with dinner!  See more at:

An Old Fashion Door County Festival

by Connie Erickson
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June 24 - 26

One of Door County's first summer festivals happens this week end, June 24 - 26....Olde Ellison Bay Days! This Door County festival includes an old fashion parade with marching bands, pets, and float competitions. Plus there are family games at the Ellison Bay Women's Club Beach Park including a Water Golf Shoot-out off the pier. You'll find art, food, music, dancing, children's games, a playground, tennis tournaments, and artists demonstrating. All proceeds go to support the children's programs and other worthy causes in Ellison Bay. So, plan on being in Ellison Bay this weekend for a traditional, old fashion, Door County festival.

"Life Is Good" in Door County

by Connie Erickson
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One mile North of the Carlsville Winery, (on the curve,) is the new Life is Good shop, all with discounted prices on everything in the store. More Life is Good than any other shop in Door, AND, all merchandise is totally discounted – this is a liquidation sale. Total men’s line and even snuggies for those little grand babies, stock up for all your presents NOW. Open 9-5 daily.  You'll find the Life is Good shop next door to the Country Bumpkin and the Rusty Tractor!  STOP IN...YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!

Waseda Farms in Baileys Harbor

by Connie Erickson

Waseda Farms is the best Organic Beef around …

We’re a Certified Organic beef farm located in Door County, WI. Our cattle graze on more than three hundred acres of beautiful farm land in the town of Baileys Harbor, WI.


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Organic Beef

Organic Milk

 Summer Sausage

Beef Sticks

Farm Fresh Eggs


Waseda Farms Web Site


Liberty Square in Egg Harbor

by Connie Erickson
google mapLiberty Square in Egg Harbor has transformed over the winter, doubling the size of its kitchen, and remodeling The Board Room in to a full scale Italian Steak House restaurant complete with 15-seat antique mahogany bar.  Open at 8am for coffee and pastries for a relaxing time or meetings, dinner starts at map

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Colorful Italian scenic murals and original wall painting by local artist Ernest Beutel.

The new 15-seat antique mahogany bar — a great place to have a drink before dinner or after enjoying Door County cultural arts or shopping.

Quick Door County Real Estate Market Review

by Connie Erickson


Quick Market Comparison for Northern Door County for Jan 1, 2011 - June 8, 2011*

Liberty Grove, Sister Bay, Ephraim, Gibraltar, Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Jacksonport, Sevastopol

Residential Waterfront 2010 2011  
Number of Home Sales 9 8    
Average Sales Price $544,389 $667,863    
Average Days on Market 352 332    
Number of Homes on Market 99 117    
Months of Inventory 55 Months 73 Months    


Residential Inland 2010 2011  
Number of Home Sales 22 29    
Average Sales Price $261,809 $260,503    
Average Days on Market 341 253    
Number of Homes on Market 265 279    
Months of Inventory 60 Months 48 Months    


Vacant Waterfront 2010 2011  
Number of Land Sales 1 1    
Average Sales Price $245,000 $35,000    
Average Days on Market 1658 235    
Number of Listings on Market 46 49    
Months of Inventory 230 Months 245 Months    


Vacant Inland 2010 2011  
Number of Land Sales 27 11    
Average Sales Price $79,826 $85,182    
Average Days on Market 401 639    
Number of Listings on Market 541 558    
Months of Inventory 100 Months 253 Months    


Commercial 2010 2011  
Number of Commercial Sales 5 7    
Average Sales Price $196,100 $294,500    
Average Days on Market 458 466    
Number of Listings on Market 75 70    
Months of Inventory 75 Months 50 Months    


Residential Condominium 2010 2011  
Number of Condo Sales 26 24    
Average Sales Price $289,188 $310,707    
Average Days on Market 533 537    
Number of Condos on Market 318 280    
Months of Inventory 61 Months 58 Months    


Hotel Condominium 2010 2011  
Number of Condo Sales 10 8    
Average Sales Price $82,120 $70,438    
Average Days on Market 363 3324    
Number of Condos on Market 167 136    
Months of Inventory 83 Months 85 Months    


*This represenation was prepared by Connie Erickson, Door County Realty, Inc. from the MLS statistics on 6/8/2011 and is based on data supplied by the Door County Board of REALTORS Multiple Listing Service. Neither the Board nor its MLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the Board or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. All REALTOR member agencies report all their sales to the MLS unless directed otherwise by a seller. Therefore, there may be some sales not included in these statistics. Private sales (those with no REALTOR involvement) are not included in these statistics.

Happy Independence Day!

by Connie Erickson
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Don’t you just love summertime?  There is nothing like being in Door County during the summer!  It’s time to get that barbecue grill fired up, pull up the lawn chairs, invite the family over for a cookout, sip on some lemonade and watch the kids play in the sprinklers.  It just doesn’t get any better than that, does it?  With all the cookouts, hot summer weather, fireworks and water activities, we want to remind you to be safe and healthy this summer season!  Here are some “common-sense” safety tips to keep in mind that I received from my friend, Verl Workman:


  • Drink lots of water to stay hydrated (sorry folks, sodas don’t count!)
  • Remember to always use sunscreen, wear a hat and cover up or go inside during the hottest part of the day (11 am to 4 pm typically).
  • Keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold!  Items containing mayo, eggs, or dairy products can quickly go bad in the summer heat.  When in doubt, throw it out----A trip to the ER with food poisoning isn’t much fun.
  • Always fully cook all meats on the grill.
  • Use mosquito repellent to keep those pesky bugs at bay.
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  • If you drink alcoholic beverages—please drink responsibly and don’t drive.
  • And remember, alcohol will dehydrate you—so make sure to drink plenty of water as well.
  • If you must exercise outside—make sure you do so early in the morning or late in the evening—and carry plenty of water with you.
  • Heat stroke can be a deadly condition—make sure you know the symptoms:
  • Only use “legal” fireworks—and if you live in a restricted area for fireworks, follow your community regulations!  The fire department has enough to do without people setting off fireworks where banned.
  • A responsible adult should supervise all fireworks activities.
  • Never give fireworks to young children.
  • If you’re boating, please wear your flotation vests—even the best swimmer needs to!
  • Keep your pets safe and sound inside the house—fireworks are extremely loud to the sensitive ears of an animal.  During firework season, many animals left outside get frightened and run away—the Humane Society always reports an increase in lost animals this time of year.
  • Make sure your pet has plenty of fresh water at all times to help it cope with the heat—and never, ever leave a pet unattended in a vehicle—inside temperatures can top 120 degrees in about 30 minutes—even if you’re parked in the shade.
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I wish you and your family a wonderful 4th of July!  And if you have a friend or loved one serving this great country in one of the branches of the military, please remember to thank them for their courageous service – this country would not be what it is today without the efforts of so many brave men and women who serve for all of us.

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Connie Erickson
Door County Realty, Inc.
Po Box 340 - 4027 Main Street
Fish Creek WI 54212
Office: 920-868-2075
Toll Free: 888-678-3949
Fax: 920-868-2425

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