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Madeline Island real estate, lake homes and waterfront, Apostle Islands, La Pointe and Lake Superior lakeshore properties, western and northwestern Wisconsin real estate, Bayfield homes, Washburn, Ashland, Cornucopia, Herbster and Port Wing real estate. Cabins, cottages, second homes, investment property and land in Ashland county & Bayfield county. Luxury property specialist and broker Eric Kodner in LaPointe, Wisconsin.

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2008 

The sixth annual "Bayfield in Bloom" celebration is on its way! From May 16 through June 15, Bayfield will be alive with springtime events and activities.  The event kicks off with an on-location broadcast of "Garden Talk" at the Bayfield Lakeside Pavillion, with Wisconsin Public Radio personalit...
04/30/2008
Yesterday, I posted about the challenges and how-to's of gardening on Madeline Island.  For that matter, gardening anywhere in the far north can be a challenge! I'm following up with a post about resources for gardeners who want to tackle gardening on Madeline Island. There's a quote from a Clint...
04/30/2008
This morning, on the CBS affiliate television station in Minneapolis & Saint Paul (WCCO Channel 4), I noticed a thirty-second commercial for "Wisconsin Epic Vacations" that opened with video footage of the Michigan Island lighthouse, located just off the northern tip of Madeline Island! [Michigan...
04/30/2008
The PBS Venture North series is described as an "essential guide to life and adventure at the tip of Lake Superior".  And the popular series on public television plans to feature the Wisconsin towns of Bayfield and Iron River in upcoming episodes. The episode featuring Bayfield will air on May 22...
04/29/2008
Lake Nebagamon is getting its own Organic Farmer's Market this summer! Sharon's Lakeview Cafe in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin, will sponsor a farmer's market and outdoor art & craft sale each Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to Noon, beginning in June.  Participating organic farmers will include Brent ("the G...
04/29/2008
In northern Wisconsin, the "fish on Fridays" tradition at restaurants is alive and well. I used to spend summers in Door County, Wisconsin, where the Fish Boil was a veritable institution.  I recall many summer nights at the Viking Grill in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, watching the "master boiler" per...
04/29/2008
One of my clients asked me about the feasibility of having a vegetable garden, with maybe a few flowers, on Madeline Island.  I could write a book on the subject.  Maybe I should. The good news is, La Pointe Township is in USDA Hardiness Zone 5.  That means you'll have a longer growing season tha...
04/29/2008
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This is a true story that happened to me a couple years ago while I was showing lakeshore property on Madeline Island. I was on the north end of the Island with a couple, showing them lakeshore property.  We had looked at quite a few lake lots that afternoon and I think we were all a bit fatigued...
04/28/2008
After lengthy debate and public input, Wisconsin now has statewide rules governing piers and waterfront decks. The law signed by Governor Doyle in early April protects "existing piers and wharves up to eight feet wide and decks on the end that are 200-square-feet or less" from future restrictions...
04/23/2008
On May 17, the Big Top Chautauqua 2008 Gala Fundraiser will take place at the Ashland AmericInn.  The Gala features a "Vintage Railroad Dinner", with entertainment by Warren Nelson and the Blue Canvas Orchestra. The theme of this year's Gala will be the railroad era of the late 1800s and 1900s.  ...
04/23/2008
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