Northwoods Blog

Hot Toddies from Almost an Island

December 7, 2018

I’ve been excited to sit down and write this blog today, which is odd because I really don’t know that I have anything cohesive to say…mostly just tidbits that have been occurring to me throughout the week, so let’s see where this one goes. I wrote last week about the Advent of Christmas, and despite the…

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Advent from Almost an Island

November 28, 2018

Advent is defined as the arrival of a notable person, thing or event; derivative of the Latin word for ‘coming’.  No matter what time of year, one is always experiencing the advent of something in the northwoods: the first call of the loon heralding spring, the surprise of the first orange leaf appearing in the…

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Hunting and Gathering from Almost an Island

November 17, 2018

True Confession.  I started writing this blog post days ago, abandoning it several times.  It started with the vague idea that I describe the art of acquiring groceries, which to be fair is one of the most common questions asked while showing property.  As potential buyers gaze upon the lakes and forests, at some point…

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From Almost An Island

November 8, 2018

What a difference a day makes (or every day makes) when you are watching the next season roll in to the Northwoods of Wisconsin!  Asking people ‘can you believe this weather!?’ is a common expression here, but one that kind of makes you sound like a newbie, so I’ll just point out that last weekend…

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From Almost An Island

October 31, 2018

It’s funny how a small, random comment can lead to a big step.  A longtime Presque Isle resident recently messaged me on Facebook, asking me to mail some Chamber swag to her.  Her husband is facing some health setbacks and they don’t get Up North as much as they’d like.  Her last line in the…

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Crab Lake Vintage Cottage Tour

February 13, 2018

I know, I know, it’s been weeks since I’ve posted. Life has been incredibly busy up north, especially if I’m going to even attempt a few hours AWAY from the office. All I can offer you by way of apology is a steady stream of scenes from the north I’ve been stockpiling, starting with photos…

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