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Bring a Smithsonian Exhibit to Green County - 03/30/09 05:20 PM
Would you write a letter if you knew it could bring a major tourism attraction to our area? Your letters and ideas could be the deciding factors in bringing the Smithsonian Exhibit, “Key Ingredients: America by Food” right here to Green County. The Brodhead Chamber of Commerce is working the exhibit here. The Chamber Director, Lea Brookman, is writing the prosposal, and the chamber needs to public's help too. No, they are not looking for sponsors or money. All they need is some local people to write letters of support. Only six communities in Wisconsin will have the opportunity to host (2 comments)
Helping a worthy cause - 03/27/09 12:52 PM
Over on our website, Monroe Area Real Estate, we proudly display two balloon logos. One is the Re/Max balloon, naturally. The other is one that we are especially honored to display. The Children's Miracle Network is a very worthy charity. It is one that we support, along with the rest of our office here in Monroe. Re/Max Towne Square has earned the designation of "Miracle Network Office". If you have ever bought or sold a home, chances are your realtor gave you a small gift at the closing table. A plant, a bottle of wine, magazine subscription, food goods. Luis and (2 comments)
Property of the Week - Contemporary home in Monroe, WI - 03/26/09 02:21 PM
This week's featured property is a contemporary home in Monroe. Don't miss this fabulous contemporary home! If you are like us, you know you have driven by this home and wondered what it was like. It does not disappoint. Quality shows, and right away you will notice the quality construction used to when making this home. Come inside and enjoy the combination of today's decor along with fashionable retro styling details. The large open living space has a soaring vaulted ceiling with the fireplace taking center stage as it reaches all the way up. This space is bright and (0 comments)
Things to Do around Monroe, WI - 03/25/09 10:10 AM
Hold on to your hats, it is a busy weekend in the area! ~ Artisan Gallery in Paoli is having an opening reception for Joel Wish: New Work in Pastel & Digital Photographs & Five by Seven: Five works by seven artist. The reception will be on Friday evening startimg at 5 pm. ~ The 39th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 9am - 5pm at Monroe High School. Come explore earth sciences in a fun and festive way. There will be cool demonstrations, interesting displays, fun stuff for the kids. ~ The (0 comments)
Old homes meet modern life - 03/24/09 09:47 PM
I am a huge fan of older homes, but they are different from newer construction. By going in with eyes wide open, buyers can save themselves headache and heartache later down the road. If you are looking at an older home, pay attention not just to the stunning woodwork or charming quirks, but also look for some of the things that will make your modern life in the home easier. Are the outlets in each room? How many? Many older homes tend to only have a few outlets run to some rooms, especially bedrooms. This can limit your ability to arrange (3 comments)
Property of the week - custom home near Monroe, WI - 03/19/09 10:11 AM
This week's featured property is a custom home near Monroe This one a a kind home is filled with upgrades galore. There are elegant arches over doorways and windows and flowing curved walls. Enter the home into the large living room with gas fireplace. There is a formal dining room with hardwood floors, beautiful lighting and long views from the large window. There is an oversized curved sunroom with hot tub and panoramic views of the countryside. The custom maple kitchen has tons of storage and a breakfast bar. You have to see the size of the pantry to believe it. (4 comments)
Things to Do around Monroe, WI - 03/18/09 08:44 AM
Make your weekend plans now! ~ The Dining Room at 209 Main in Monticello is having an Indian Cooking Class on Sunday, March 22 and Tuesday March 24. Learn to make mild and hot homemade curry powder. There will also be carrot chutney, cucumber mint raita, chick pea salad, and rice and lentils. $60 for the class and food. Space is still available according to the website. Contact them at 938-2200 for more information. ~ Moonspinners of Northern Illinois is having their monthly meeting tonight, Wednesday, March 18, from 7 until 9 pm at the Orangeville Methodist Church. Spinners of all (2 comments)
Is home staging something you should consider? Yes! - 03/17/09 02:29 PM
If spending a couple days working on your house and a couple of hundred dollars could help your home sell in under two months and for more money, would you do it? Pretty much everyone would say yes, right? Then why don't more people consider staging a home? If you can, hire a professional staging service. The costs to modernize window treatments, paint colors and art work can be minimal, and the payback in higher selling price and quicker selling time can be enormous. Some people also consider furniture rental for vacant homes; this can turn vast empty spaces into a (3 comments)
Local Foods Initiative - 03/16/09 02:24 PM
Award winning breweries. CSAs. Cheese factories. Catalog classic The Swiss Colony. Family farms. Market gardeners. Obviously, food plays a large role in our lives here in Green County. There is a new initiative beginning that has the goal of getting more of our local foods into local homes as well as helping people start the value-added food businesses they have always dreamed of, but never had the resources or support to begin. The group, sponsored by UW Extension, is currently doing a survey to assess demand for a community kitchen in order to secure funding. If you currently have a small (3 comments)
Shopping for kids in the Monroe area? - 03/14/09 04:17 PM
There is a window on the south side of Monroe's Downtown Square that often shows little hand prints and nose marks. The kids cannot help themselves; the toys and clothes in the window display at Kidz Kloset are so colorful and fun that getting closer is the natural thing to do. Kidz Kloset has a great selection of clothing and shoes for infants and toddlers, plus a selection of wonderful pieces for preschoolers and elementary age boys and girls. Once glance, one touch will let you know these are not big box store items. Finding durable children's clothing locally is a (6 comments)
his week's featured property is a beautifully renovated home in Albany This is a truly unique home. There are many older homes in our area, but few have been redone like this one in Albany. The owner is a general contractor from the Rockford area who had the home redone for his family over 2005 and 2006. It was gutted; even the interior walls were redone. The plumbing, electrical, roof, tuckpointing, mechanicals and energy efficient windows are all new. You name it, it has been done for you. The historic nature of the (0 comments)
Things to Do around Monroe, WI - 03/11/09 11:12 AM
Have you made your weekend plans yet? Here is a sampling of the upcoming events in the Monroe area: ~ Young Professionals of Green County is having a speed networking event at Blackhawk Technical College on Thursday evening beginning at 5 pm. ~ The Monroe Public Library has their annual St Patrick's Day event on Saturday, March 14 from 11 until 2. Enjoy stories at 12 and 1 pm, and crafts throughout with Miss Kris and the Volunteens. ~ The Browntown Firemen's Dance is on Saturday evening starting at 7 pm at the Civic Center in Browntown. Support (1 comments)
Location, location, location - 03/10/09 12:22 PM
Urban or rural? Subdivision, downtown or a home on ten acres? Look at your lifestyle, your wants and your needs, then narrow down the location that works best for you. When you are buying a house, pay careful attention to your location. Where do you want to live? What lifestyle do you want? Do you want a larger lot in the country? Do you want to live close to work? Are school systems important to your family? These are all things that are important to think about as you begin looking at homes. Consider both what features you will look for (4 comments)
Midwest Living - "Surprisingly Hip Small Towns" include Monroe, WI and Monticello, WI - 03/07/09 10:42 AM
The new travel trends are apparently shorter trips closer to home; wanting to see real communities, not just tourist venues; and focusing on food. Southwest Wisconsin fits this description beautifully, and area communities are featured in the section "Surprisingly Hip Small Towns"of "The New Vacation" in the latest issue of Midwest Living. Support independent businesses and artistic communities. Eat local. Go green. These are all things we have been doing in the area for a long time, and the article recognizes that travel tastes are catching up with us. Both Monroe and Monticello are mentioned in the article, along with area (1 comments)
Stephenson County Fiber Arts Fair - 03/06/09 02:01 PM
Every spring, fiber arts enthusiasts have reason to celebrate as the Stephenson County Fiber Arts Fair takes place right in our own back yard. This fun fair has something for everyone. There is workshops offered in a variety of fiber arts every year. This year's line up will teach participants how to spin with beads, needle tat or paint yarn and the basics of Entralac knitting, Kumihimo weaving, and felting (wet and dry). There is also a spinning wheel workshop to help people learn to "get the most out of your wheel" (bring your own spinning wheel). There are always vendors (1 comments)
This 3 bedroom Cape Cod has charm and character. There is original woodwork throughout the home, including oak columns at the entrance of your formal dining room and original trim on the door frames and staircases. A great home to start raising a family in. There is a full fenced in backyard and beautiful deck. There are two bedrooms upstairs, and downstairs the office/family room could make a wonderful sunny playroom or third bedroom. Many updates have been done already including a new roof and furnace plus electrical (3 comments)
And they call us rural? Local happenings for the first weekend in March. - 03/04/09 11:40 AM
This is just a sampling of local events. Check out Green County Spotlight or Stephenson County CVB for more events. ~ The Monroe Public Library is hosting another Celebrando Storytime on Tuesday, March 1o. Bring the kids for stories in both English and Spanish along with games and a craft. Everything is presented in both languages, so you do not have to be bilingual to attend. Stories start at 6:30 pm in the community room at the library. ~ Monroe Theatre Guild is a happening place in the next week! Tons going on at the Stage Building in Monroe. Dancing with (2 comments)
Go Green in the Yard Part 1 - 03/03/09 09:24 AM
The days are getting longer and we Wisconsin natives know that spring is just around the corner even if it is only a chilly 16 degrees right now. This is the time to start planning yard care and gardening for the upcoming warm weather. Taking some small steps in your yard care this year can have a big payoff for nature. Standard yard care in the US dumps chemicals into our soil and spews pollutants into the air. Mowing a yard with a gas powered lawn mower or using a gas powered leaf blower produces a lot of hydrocarbons. Do it (6 comments)
Business Spotlight: Bauman Kitchens and Giftware in Monroe, WI - 03/02/09 08:42 PM
When we first moved to Monroe, Luis became entranced by the musical chimes that played whenever we walked into some of the Downtown businesses. A conversation with Scott over at Chocolate Temptation led us to Bauman Kitchens and Giftware, the store selling the chimes and so much more. We have been back often over the years. Like so many stores in the area, Bauman Kitchens has wonderfully eclectic offering of goods. Walk in, and you see racks of collectibles and gift items. Figurine lines include Precious Moments, Seraphim Angels, My Little Kitchen Fairies, Cherished Teddies and more. They offer a large (0 comments)
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