Eliason Realty Updates
Photos courtesy of Dawna Covert - 2014
It truly has been a spectacular summer for outdoor activities and events. This first Saturday of August is no exception. Among the events for this day is a relative newcomer that has quickly been adopted as a favorite.
Grab your bike and head for the Twilight by 11:00 AM and join in on the second annual “Steve Pulec Pedal Power” ride on the beautiful St. Germain Bike and Hike Trail. This year’s ride will be raining funds for the BoBoen Snowmobile Club and the American Legion in Eagle River.
The ride is also held to commemorate Steve Pulec, the much loved St. Germain businessman who passed away in 2013 from cancer. Steve was a passionate bicyclist and Sheila, his wife, and daughter Tara organized the ride in his memory and donate the funds raised to local organizations.
The cost to participate is $25 and includes a shirt, special prices for drinks at Twilight, Timbers Bar, the Tiki Bar, the Thunderbird and Sisters Saloon and a brat and burger cookout back at Twilight at 6:00 PM plus raffles and more! The ride leaves the Twilight at 11:00 AM and ends at 5:00 PM (so do the special drink prices).
Want to join in but don’t have a bike? St Germain Rentals is generously offering the free use of a bike for the event! Call 715-479-8007 to arrange for a bike.
Even if you don’t want to bike you are welcome to walk, run or drive! Sheila and Tara welcome everyone to take part in the fun.
Registration is being held open until the day of the event, however shirts cannot be guaranteed.
Have a great day in the sun and help two worthy community organizations!
Tara(left) and Sheila (right) at last year's kickoff at Twilight
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Eliason Realty of the North, LLC
Eagle River, WI 54521
PRIVACY | CRANBERRY LAKE | EAGLE RIVER CHAIN | EVERETT PENINSULA
This stunning Everett Peninsula property is situated along 345' of lakefront on Cranberry Lake that is part of the Eagle River/Three Lakes Chain of Lakes. The property is spacious, well-wooded, with a gradual slope to the shore, and southeastern views toward the island on Cranberry Lake....
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Hold on to your hats — this year’s St. Germain “Pig in the Pines Ribfest” will blow your socks off! To prove it, we are going to include their posters and line up information for this week’s blog. Penny Wiseman, St Germain Chamber of Commerce Director, urges anyone planning on getting their VIP tickets for “Molly Hatchet” for Saturday, August 1 at 8:30 PM, to do it NOW. Tickets are going very fast. They are only $30 and the price, “includes entrance into the Park Grounds, VIP seating in front of the Main Stage for the evening bands (One Ping Only Band and Molly Hatchet), VIP only restrooms and beverage stands, chance drawing for a meet and greet with Molly Hatchet.”
This is only one of several bands scheduled over the three days featured in too many events to list here. Take the time to check out this information for a truly unforgettable weekend Friday, July 30 through Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Community Park.
Marc O'Brien (left) and Bill Summers (right) welcoming everyone to enjoy their craft brews and more!
For three years, Eagle River has enjoyed being home to a local brewery - Tribute Taphouse. The owners, Bill Summers and Marc O’Brien, offer several unique craft beers, some of which are available at different times of the year.
The seed for opening the local brewery began in 2005 at the first Great Northern Beer Festival that Bill, his wife and others, began. It was at the Festival that several men decided to start a home brew club that was launched in 2007. Among the club members was Marc O’Brien, Bill’s future business partner.
A couple of years later, Bill approached Marc and asked if he would like to join him in starting a brewery. Soon, they began to accumulate brewing necessities starting with equipment from a Plover brewery, O’so and then items found Craigslist. Tribute Taphouse opened for business in June 2012. They didn’t have their brewing license yet, but featured craft brews from around Wisconsin.
In October the license was approved and Marc began brewing their first beer in November. On December 8, Old Eagle Chocolate Porter was first served, marking their annual anniversary date.
Summers said there are five beers that are served year ‘round and each beer’s name is steeped in Eagle River and Northwoods lore. There is the Old Eagle Chocolate Porter that was named for the steamboat that initially was used as transportation for the loggers, then as transportation from the railroad to the resorts and finally as an excursion boats before its demise.
There is also the 28 Lake Lager, a German dortmunder beer, named in honor of the 28 lakes that comprise the Eagle River Chain.
Next is the Blueberry Train Wheat Ale that was named after the train that transported blueberries from Conover to Chicago.
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.