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A creation of Publisher John Brian Losh (who also pubishes "Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate") and his team at LuxuryRealEstate.com, the Luxury Lounge is a community of luxury property brokers and agents with impressive credentials. Members from all over the globe are now joining the Lounge and networking with colleagues. In addition to Losh, the creation of the Luxury Lounge site may be credited to many members of the talented LuxuryRealEstate.com staff, including Meghan Barry, Bente Madtsen, Michael Edlund, Courtney Jackson, Brian Langhorst, Jaime Sanders, Betta Peterson, Sunmi Song and Lacey McGarry. My friend and ActiveRain (1 comments)
Madeline Island Ice Road Plowed Last Thursday - 01/26/09 11:39 AM
Here's an update on the current condition of the ice road between Bayfield, Wisconsin and Madeline Island. According to the ice road "Hotline", the road was plowed last Thursday. I'm told the ice is now safe for cars and light trucks and the ice thickness will increase now that some of the snow has been removed from the ice surface. Accumulating snow may have the effect of insulating the ice from the cold air above it, slowing the increase in ice thickness. The folks who maintain the ice road make an effort to keep the ice plowed once it has grown thick enough to support vehicles. I (2 comments)
It Looks Like the Madeline Island Ice Road is Finally Open! - 01/19/09 02:25 PM
I spoke with my friend Steve McHugh (owner of the new Bell Street Gallery) around Noon today and he informed me that the "ice road" between Bayfield, Wisconsin and Madeline Island opened this morning. Steve said the ice road is currently open to "cars and light trucks".
Aft view of the windsled "Ice Angel IV" near Madeline Island
A midday call to the Windsled Transportation Hotline (715-747-5400) didn't announce the ice road opening, but the recorded message is supposed to be updated later today. I'd strongly suggest re-checking the Windsled Hotline number before you schedule a trip across the (4 comments)
On New Year's Day, the Madeline Island Ferry Line made its last trip before freeze-up, slogging through the slushy passageway which threaded through the forming ice between Bayfield and La Pointe, Wisconsin. The much-anticipated ice road is now forming across the two miles of Lake Superior that connects the mainland with the Island. And Islanders are thrilled about it. They see the ice road as a bonus, something that saves them from the expense of ferry (and windsled) fees. Within the (1 comments)
The "ice road" to Madeline Island begins to break up in Spring of each year.
According to a recent article in the Duluth News-Tribune, the Lake Superior winter ice cover has, in general, diminished over the last thirty years, with a corresponding rise in average lake water temperature. And another study by a local Bayfield resident who researched weather data back to 1857 claims that today we are seeing an average of forty-five fewer ice-covered days in our area of Chequamegon Bay than there were in the (1 comments)
LuxuryRealEstate.com Introduces its "Luxury Lounge" in Beta - 01/03/09 09:18 PM
John Brian Losh and the creative staff at LuxuryRealEstate.com have recently developed and introduced the Luxury Lounge, an online community for luxury real estate professionals. At present, participation is limited to members of the LuxuryRealEstate.com network.
The Luxury Lounge is still in closed Beta version. Participants connect with fellow LRE.com members and have the opportunity to post their own blogs. The site creators advertise the Lounge as an "online gated community". Members post a profile with a link to their personal website. One of the best things about this site is the fact that it presents numerous opportunities for members to network with other members and to form (2 comments)
Cars and trucks on the Lake Superior ice, just off the Bayfield, Wisconsin shoreline
This weekend, there will be "limited" windsled service across the two miles of Chequamegon Bay ice, with Saturday trips departing the Island at 9 am, 11:30 and 4 pm. Saturday windsled runs will depart Bayfield at 9:15, 12:15 and 4:15 daily, for the time being [schedule subject to change]. On Sundays, the planned windsled schedule is as follows: Trips depart La Pointe at 9, Noon and 4 pm. Trips depart Bayfield at (2 comments)
This year's Wisconsin CRS Chapter Officers include: Pat Dollins (President-Elect), Kathy Allison-Zimmermann, Jeannie Doyle, Jo Baldridge, Gayle Galston, Judy Gull (2008 President), Eric Kodner, Brenda Lothe, Belle Luhman, Sona Olson, Mike Raber, Della Rancourt, Dawn Sinclair, Pat Tasker, Cindy Ulsrud, Roberta Vellucci, Kris Villars, Anita Wilde and Mike Zurfluh. Our first leadership meeting of the New Year will take place on January 6th, so you can see that Pat is wasting no (0 comments)
The Bell Street Gallery is the creation of Steve McHugh, a well-known professional photographer from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Steve has been a Madeline Island summer resident for nearly two years now. Steve saw one of our commercial listings, located at 807 Bell Street, this past summer. He was able to look beyond the rustic facade and the bright red paint job that adorned the building. Steve and his wife Mary fell in love with the location and the property's commercial potential, so they purchased the property in October (6 comments)
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