Eliason Realty Updates
The weather is beautiful and the perfect background for the 2015 July 4 Independence Day celebrations throughout the Northwoods. To help with setting schedules, view the list of many of the parades, celebrations and fireworks that will occur across the area.
Land O Lakes - Tonight, July 3. is the night that LOL will be celebrate Independence Day with their well-known fireworks. Enjoy food, drink, music by popular Girl Band at the Gateway Lodge and there will be fun for the whole family. Bring a lawn chair and watch the fireworks from the best seat in town. For more information call (715) 547-3321.
Lac du Flambeau — Kids Parade and float parade beginning at Noon - trophies will be awarded. Visit the Native American craft and food displays all day long and attend the Pow Wow at 7:00 .PM. Fireworks will be at dusk.
Eagle River — The annual parade begins at 11:00 AM downtown Eagle River with lineup starting at 10:00 AM. Fireworks will be held at the Hi-Pines Campground( Highway 45 North) at dusk.
Sayner - As always this town goes all out for the 4th! The community park is the location for the delicious BBQ Chicken and Corn roast begins at noon plus other events. The parade begins at 3:00 PM. Make sure to see the Plum Lake Ski-ters at their ski show at 7:00 PM and fireworks behind the library at dusk.
Minocqua - the 4th starts off with the 8th Annual Muggy Buggy 5K and Xtreme Mud Run at 9:00 AM. Check out this event’s details at http://www.minocqua.org/view/550776/date/2015-07-04/128.html?return_to=L2ZsYXQvZGF0ZS8yMDE1LTctMy5odG1s.
The Kiddie parade begins at 3:45 PM with the main parade starting at 4:00 PM.
The Lakeland Community Concert Band performance will be held at the Torpy Park Pavillion at 5:30 PM. Then, beginning 6:15 PM, there is the Boat Parade at Aqua Bowl.
Congratulations to NEW BAR/RESTAURANT OWNERS, Dan and Tammy Ullsperger! They have purchased the former Buckshots property that includes the bar/restaurant, home and large garage on Highway 45 North, Eagle River, WI. Welcome to the Eagle River business community!
Pictured here from left to right are Patrick Nickel of the First National Bank of Eagle River, Dan Ullsperger - buyer, Tammy Ullsperger - buyer, and John Misina of Eliason Realty of the North.
With the first day of summer less than a week behind us, this coming Sunday, June 28, St. Germain will celebrate Independence Day 2015. If you are a veteran of this event, heads up, there are a few changes this year.
Returning this year is the 11th Annual Freedom 5K and 1k Kids run. In the past 10 years this event has raised more than $28,000 for the Bike and Hike Trail in St. Germain. The money raised will be used to maintain this beautiful 12-mile route.
If you have just decided to take part in the year’s run, it’s not too late. Last minutes registration is for the 5K run is $25, 1K Run $10 and if there are any shirts remaining they will be distributed.
There are male and female categories with age brackets as follows: 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over. The Kids 1K Run is for children 12 and younger.
Trophies are awarded to the 5K top male and female finishers and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category. In the 1K category, trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers and ribbons awarded to the rest of the runners.
Registration for the 5K run is from 7:30 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. and for the 1K run from 7:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.. The 5K run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 1K begins at 9:15 a.m.
For more details about the run, please visit the St. Germain Chamber of Commerce at http://www.secretsofthenorthwoods.com/events/independence-day-celebration and click on the link: 11th Annual Freedom 5k Run. Also, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StGermainFreedom5k?fref=ts.
Next on the agenda is the Craft Show, this year benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Northwoods. This will be held at the community park along with popcorn sales by the Northland Pines Music Booster Club, food by the St.
Happy Father's Day! Here’s to all the dads that deserve a day to kick back and relax and soak up all their children’s admiration.
One of the areas’ most popular events to commemorate this day is the Fathers’ Day Weekend Classic Eagle River Fly in and Car Show at the airport in Eagle River, Saturday, June 20, from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM.
Take dad to Union Airport in Eagle River and enjoy the annual pancake breakfast from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM served by Boy Scout Troop 601. Food duties are then taken over by the Civil Air Patrol that will be serving hamburgers and brats. Quench your thirst and your sweet tooth, too, by indulging in a root beer float from the Historical Society. To make it a perfect meal, sink your teeth into succulent sweet corn on the cob roasted by the American Legion members. These three food booths are open from11:30 AM until 4:00 PM.
Soar like an eagle viewing the Northwoods from the sky on a $25 airplane ride available throughout the day. Be sure to tour the static air craft display. There will also be radio controlled model aircraft, the Ford Model A Club and the Corvette Club on hand.
New this year, a Fun Run that has been added to the agenda. This will be a 1/4 mile timed event for all street legal vehicles and will be held on the runway. The cost of $25 for two runs , $10 a run for each additional run and seat belts and helmets for cars are required; safety leathers for motorcycles.
Racing begins at 12:00 PM through 3:30 PM and pre-registration is recommended. Please call 715-479-7656 to register.
To shift gears a bit, you might want to tell dad about the 2nd Annual Salute to Veterans Golf Tournament this Saturday, June 20, 2015, beginning at 9:00 AM at Trout Lake Golf Course, Arbor Vitae.
One of the most delightful new businesses to arrive in St. Germain over the past few years is “Northern Exchange”. Owners Neal and Lisa Thomas first opened this feed (and more) store in December 2011, just east of their present location on Highway 70.
The couple owns a 1000-acre farm in southwestern Wisconsin and are raising 300 head of cattle. Neal began coming to St. Germain as a child, mostly for snowmobiling.
As many legendary businesses began, the Thomas's started out by selling their bagged corn out of their garage at their St. Germain home.”The first week of November Neal said, ‘We should open a feed store,” Lisa said. “Within two weeks we rented a building and hired the employees and opened on Dec. 15.”
It didn’t take long for the inventory to include more than deer corn. Wild bird food, chicks and ducklings, poultry feed, equine products and pet foods and more, packed the store. Within two years Northern Exchange outgrew their location.
In 2013, the Thomas’ built their present location and the selection of feed and products for domestic, farm and wild animals had plenty of room to expand. They also added seasonal items for sale such as greenhouse flowers, herbs and vegetables, pumpkins and even Christmas greenery and trees.
In addition to their retail functions, Northern Exchange offers delivery for a modest $10 fee with no minimum required. Throughout the year they offer classes on gardening, animal care and more.
Next weekend, June 19 & 20 Northern Exchange will celebrate their 4th Annual Customer Appreciation Days. There will be plenty of food, (featuring Lisa and her mother’s incredible homemade cookies — yummy!), hay wagon rides, pony rides, a bounce house and face painting for the kids, in store specials, baby goats and chicks, the Humane Society, a 500 pound giveaway from Nutrena of equine and poultry feed, door prizes and more.
The wonderful, magical, lush month of June! Seasonal residents and visitors are returning to their cherished Northwoods retreats, Mother Nature starts to show off her bounty, and kids escape the confines of the halls of education.
To help launch a season full of fun and deliciousness, here are some of the feature events throughout the Northwoods this weekend.
For the 17th year, Cathy’s Ice Cream in St. Germain will be hosting an Ice Cream Social benefit on Saturday, June 6, from 11 AM until 2 PM. Proceeds all go to Camp Angel/Camp Teen Angel and Angel on My Shoulder. In addition to choosing a favorite from a huge array of creamy treats, there were be raffles and games for the children. The social is at Cathy’s Ice Cream and Candy Shoppe on Highway 70 in St. Germain.
Saturday, June 6, head to the 8th Annual Walk in the Woods Art Fair held behind the Chamber of Commerce building at the corner of Highways 155 and 70 in St. Germain. More than 50 vendors will be displaying a wide variety of original art in mediums such as oils, pottery, leather, photography, textiles, stained glass, soaps, candles and much more.
Enjoy sampling wines and artisan cheeses while shopping. Take a break under the trees to indulge in lunch and listen to the music of the duo, Bret and Frisk. For more details visit the new St. Germain Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.secretsofthenorthwoods.com/. or call (715) 477-2205.
Also on Saturday, June 6, in Torpy Park, Minocqua, the June Bloom Arts and Crafts Festival will be held from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM. There are 75 select vendors featured at this event. For more information or details contact the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce at http://www.minocqua.org/view/551454/date/2015-06-06/128.html?return_to=L2ZsYXQvZGF0ZS8yMDE1LTYtNC5odG1s or call the Chamber at (800) 44-NORTH.
Don’t forget that this is Free Fishing weekend.
Get, ready, get set, move! Country home located in on a private and wooded 1.3 acre parcel. The interior offers a Northwoods flare with its cedar tongue and groove and cathedral ceilings that are open to the upper level loft area. The main level has an open kitchen and living area with pellet stove, main level laundry area, 2 bedrooms and full bath. The 3rd bedroom is located in the loft; great as a master bedroom. Every space was used giving that extra bit of storage. On the exterior you will find a 2+ detached garage, pole building and shed. Lots of room for the "toys" Use the property as a year round residence or as a year round vacation getaway! Take a look, it's priced right and the privacy is better yet!
3910 Sand Lake Ln, Phelps, WI 54554 Priced at: $109,900
Eliason Realty of the North, LLC
302 W Pine St
PO Box 284
Eagle River, WI 54521
In the Northwoods we are blessed to have a wealth of gifted people who share their talents in many ways — sports, business, tourism, arts — to name a few. One of these such individuals who seems to exude talent in many fields is Erica Wick-Johnson.
Erica is the eldest daughter of Kathie and Ed Wick and Erica looked as if she might follow in her father’s footsteps at Pitlik and Wick when she followed her love of rock and machinery. There she worked her way into the operating seat of heavy machinery — not a typical line of work for a young mother of four young boys aged 7 to 13.
Then again, Erica has never been typical. While in high school, her Three Lakes High School art teacher, Jane Nieuwendorp, was very impressed with Erica’s art talent and entered her pieces in competitions. In one such competition, her winning entry ended up hanging in the halls of Congress in Washington, DC.
Then there was her love of snowmobiling — actually racing. While still in high school in 1997, Erica joined the Z Redline Snowmobile Racing and competed in cross country racing. In 2000 she won the first Amateur Race at the Eagle River Derby. Not only did Erica race snowmobiles, she also was her own mechanic, along with some family help, on her competition sleds.
Her post high school years she attended Nicolet Technical College where she begrudgingly took art classes. Her love for art was yet to come. She joined her father’s company and worked on heavy road construction equipment until an old injury flared up and she no longer could tolerate the vibration and movement of the heavy equipment.
While contemplating what she was going to do, Erica found relaxation in turning to art. Then it hit — she found that her real passion was art, after all.
It’s finally here! The kickoff to summer! First, we want to welcome all our summer visitors and residents back. The first three-day weekend of the season, most importantly, we take time to acknowledge that it is about those who have served and sacrificed to make sure our nation is free.
One of St. Germain’s most notable assets is the Veteran’s Memorial Wall that occupies the northwest corner at the intersection of Highways 155 and 70. The project got it’s kickoff in 1991 when the town board voted to set aside the land as a Veterans Park.
The St. Germain Lions Club proposed and saw the current day project to fruition at the suggestion of Lion Ken Oldenburg in 1999. A 10-member committee, consisting of Chairman Jack Gardner, and Treasurer Mike Herrmann, along with board members Ken Oldenburg Wilmer Weber, Fred Radtke, Bryon Wechter, Frank Johnson, Ron Hutts, Bill Sunderlage and Craig Callies was established.
In 2001 Waldman Construction was asked to submit a design plan and the five-wall memorial was approved. The bricks used to construct the walls were sold to the public for $50. Each brick contains the name of any veteran, alive or deceased. The first brick was sold in April and by September, all 532 bricks of the initial structure were sold.
In 2002 four more walls were added due to demand and another 288 bricks were sold, bringing the total number to 820 bricks immortalizing those who defended our nation. The final phase was completed in November of 2002.
If you have never been to the Memorial, take a few minutes to view this picturesque site. It will rocket you back to times and places in history as each brick was a personal engraving from a loved one.
Wishing everyone a great Memorial Weekend and take the time to thank a veteran!
Stop by and check out this level property on Big St Germain Lake! It's a private setting with 200' of sand frontage and towering pines. There's a GUEST COTTAGE and storage sheds too. Worth a look -- this weekend!
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