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La Pointe, WI Real Estate News

By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
  The 2007 Madeline Island tourist season appears to be winding down, with most LaPointe businesses discounting their retail inventory and notifying visitors of abbreviated open hours as October progresses. Most Madeline Island restaurants remain open.  The Bell Street Tavern is open daily, from 11 a.m. until closing.  Dinner is available Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings.  Grandpa Tony's Restaurant and The Pub Restaurant both plan to remain open through October 21.  Lotta's Lakeside Cafe will be open through October 27.  The Mission Hill Coffee House opens at 7 a.m. and closes weekdays at 2 p.m., weekends at 5 p.m. The Madeline Island Museum will be open October 19 and 20, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  Motion To Go plans to remain open through October 20th.   Power boaters and sail ...
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By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
September 30th marks the 153rd Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of 1854, which settled various disputes left from earlier treaties in 1837 and 1842 and established the Bad River, Lac Courte Oreilles, Red Cliff, and Lac du Flambeau reservations.  The treaty was signed at LaPointe, Wisconsin. On September 27th, there was a presentation and panel discussion held at the Madeline Island Museum to open this weekend's celebration, with the topic being "The Contemporary Significance of Madeline Island to the Ojibwe".  There will be an Open House for members of the Ojibwe tribe at the Madeline Island Museum on Saturday, September 29 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to mark this historic event.  The Open House will include an exhibit provided by the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commissio...
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By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
Even though we've reached the end of September, there's still plenty for Madeline Island visitors to enjoy! The 12th annual "Lighthouse Celebration" begins today and runs through Wednesday, September 26.  The celebration starts with a grand tour at 10 a.m. and includes a stop on Michigan Island in the afternoon.  Sunday is the Sand Island Hike, followed by the Grand Tour and an "Ultimate Lighthouse Cruise in the afternoon,   For ticket information and tour itinerary, call 800-779-4487 or visit http://www.lighthousecelebration.com/  This weekend, Tom's Burned Down Cafe presents Jim Ouska & Jane Aleckson, performing blues, swing, folk, funk & jazz.  Local merchants are offering season-end sales and huge savings on merchandise!  Check out the Mission Hill Coffee House, Waterfront Gifts & G...
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By Eric Kodner, CRS, Madeline Island Realty, LaPointe, WI 54850 -
(Madeline Island Realty)
DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL MADELINE ISLAND ON LAKE SUPERIOR, NORTHWEST WISCONSIN Madeline Island has been described as the "Nantucket of the north country".  The Island is a remarkably unspoiled, naturally-gated community in Lake Superior, about two miles away by car ferry from nearby Bayfield, Wisconsin. The town of LaPointe is the ferry destination point on Madeline Island.  LaPointe is a quaint waterfront town with a rich history.  The Island has been home to Ojibway settlements, fur traders, voyageurs, missionaries and explorers.  The Madeline Island Historical Museum in LaPointe provides a look at the Island's fascinating past. In town, you'll find shops, fine dining, moped and kayak rentals, a world-class marina with repair and lift facilities, a Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course an...
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