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Monroe, WI Middle School Food Drive - 01/28/09 01:04 PM
Students at the Monroe Middle School are spending some time helping others this week. On Friday, students from the school will be collecting non-perishable food items from businesses around the Downtown Square and delivering them to the Interfaith Food Pantry. If you are able to contribute, drop off your donations at a participating Downtown business before 11:15 on Friday morning. Re/Max Towne Square Realty is a drop off point. Bring your donation in and just let Deanna at the front know that you are contributing to the food drive. Thank you in advance for anything you are able to donate. (1 comments)
Are You up for a Challenge? - 01/27/09 12:17 PM
What if... What if every adult in the United States gave a couple of hours of time every month to volunteering in 2009? Four hours a month is not much time, is it? It is one evening a month of watching of television. An hour once a week of playing around on the computer. What good could be done in four hours a month? It is one hour once a week at a local nursing home playing cards with seniors, reading aloud to a bedridden elder, playing guitar or piano. When you pick up your child from the after school program, (1 comments)
Eat local, eat well with Sugar River Dairy Yogurt - 01/24/09 11:23 AM
Sugar River Dairy is an artisan business located in the hills outside of Albany here in Green County. Named for the Sugar River that meanders through the area, Sugar River Dairy focuses on making just a couple of things and doing them extremely well - yogurt and their new line of sour cream. Owners Ron and Chris Paris are one of only three artisan, homestead yogurt makers in Wisconsin. They focus on small batch, non-homogenized yogurt created with milk from local cows. The cows eat grass in pastures, and they live their lives without the synthetic growth hormone rBGH. Ron and (4 comments)
Marmoleum, a Green Flooring Option - 01/23/09 04:53 PM
Are you considering a remodel or building a new home? Go green! Homeowners these days are often considering the environmental impact of their choices when remodeling or updating their homes. From low VOC paints to reclaimed cabinetry, there is a wide range of sustainable products out there.One area that is generating some press is flooring. Floors are one area of homes that are often overlooked even though they make a huge difference in the general feel of a home. There are many choices for sustainable flooring including recycled fiber carpeting and sustainable bamboo and cork floors.People are also turning to a (8 comments)
Things to do in Monroe, WI - 01/21/09 10:28 AM
Looking for something to do in and around Green County in the upcoming week or so? Here is a sampling of events going on in the area:~ Classic? Vodka? Dirty? Chocotini? Appletini? Here is another plug for the Young Professionals of Green County and their first gathering for the New Year. They are sponsoring a Martini Tasting on January 22 starting at 5 pm. Come meet at Flanagan's Shenanigans on the south side of Monroe's Downtown Square. Luis and I will be there, so be sure to say hi if you come.~ Unleash your inner thespian! Monroe Theatre Guild is holding (3 comments)
Understanding pre-approval and pre-qualification - 01/20/09 04:03 PM
Are you pre-approved? Have you been pre-qualified? These are questions your realtor may ask you when you start the process of looking for a home. Many people use the two terms interchangeably, but they do not mean the same thing at all. A letter of pre-qualification indicates that a buyer has spoken with a mortgage lender. It means that the buyer has given the mortgage lender information about income, monthly debts, and assets. The lender runs an electronic credit report. Then, based upon credit score and the information the buyer gave the lender, the lender estimates the amount of the mortgage (0 comments)
Cross Country Ski Trails around Green County - 01/19/09 03:10 PM
If cross country skiing is your winter sport of choice, there are some great local trails available for your use. Right in Monroe, head to Twining Park. There are 1.1 miles of trails here, nothing too difficult. If you are trying cross country skiing for the first time, consider starting here. Limited quantities of rentals are available in the Twining Park Warming House on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 7 pm and Fridays from 4 until 7 as long as the wind chill is above zero. The rental cost is $5. If you have outgrown or unused equipment, consider donating (0 comments)
We are now on the west side of Monroe's Downtown Square at 1007 16th Ave. The building has been redone inside and looks great. Here is a preview, but feel free to stop in to take a peek. Just tell Deanna at the front that Brenda told you to pop in for a look.
Office hours remain the same: Monday through Friday from 9 am until 5 pm, and Saturdays from 9 am until noon. Either Luis or I are usually in the office, so stop in anytime! (1 comments)
Things to do in Monroe, WI - 01/14/09 03:52 PM
Don't let the cold winter weather force you to hibernate! Get out and enjoy the many options for entertainment and education available in the next week. There are some great events going on in Monroe and Green County. ~ Styles ala Carte takes place again tomorrow, Thursday, January 15. Enjoy lunch and a fashion show at Turner Hall in Monroe from 12 until 1:30. ~ This weekend in New Glarus is the annual Winter Fest Veterans Reunion. The early bird gathering is on Thursday evening, and events take place throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ~ Feel like karaoke? You can warble (2 comments)
Walking in a Winter Wonderland - 01/13/09 04:26 PM
It happened again today. My buyer and I pulled up to a home in the country. The setting was wonderful - mature trees dotted the spacious yard. Such a peaceful spot. The snow stretched out in front of us, unblemished by anything more than the tracks of a few animals. Wait a minute. That unblemished snow covered the driveway and front walk. We had 40 inches of snow in December, more in January. There was a thaw in between there, but there was still close to three feet of snow stretching out for about hundred yards between us and the house. (2 comments)
Help improve the quality of life here in Green County - 01/07/09 11:31 AM
Future Forward! is a group dedicated to improving the quality of life in Green County to help attract and retain young professionals to our area. If you are curious about their mission or would like to help in any way, consider coming to the next meeting. Future Forward! will be meeting on Thursday, January 8 from 5:30 until 7:30 pm at Minhas Brewery. There will be a social time from 5 until 5:30 that will include a sampling of Minhas products and a light supper. The meeting will include a workshop to list Green County's many assets for young professionals. They (3 comments)
It seems to happen every year: A seller has a vacant home and does not get there to check on things regularly because of being busy or being out of the area. The homeowner assumes everything is fine because the furnace was running and the heat was set at 55 degrees. A family goes out of town for vacation. They are only going to be gone a week, a few short days. They turn the furnace down a little and merrily head out for their getaway without a care in the world. Until the unthinkable happens. A power outage (4 comments)
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