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CHRISTMAS IN EPHRAIM

by Connie Erickson
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Ephraim Village Hall
December 1, 2012


Your family will LOVE the reindeer!  The kids can visit Santa's little helpers at the live reindeer display.  There are children's activities and crafts in the Village Hall, holiday open houses and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at Harborside Park.  Call 920.854.4989 for details!


 

 

5 Low Cost Kitchen Re-Dos

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5 Low Cost Kitchen Re-Dos

The kitchen is the focal point of many homes.  Here are 5 Low- Cost Kitchen Re-dos:

  1.  Hardware:  Replace cabinet hardware…handles, knobs, and hinges are a quick and easy update.  According to HouseLogic.com, an average kitchen is 200 sq. ft. with 30 linear feet of cabinetry, which equates to about 40 handles and knobs.  Costs per knob or pull is $2 - $20, making an investment of $80 to $800.
     
  2. Faucet:  There are numerous options.  Costs starting around $200.
     
  3. Lighting:  Adding LED under-cabinet light can have a dramatic effect for about $40.
     
  4. Organization:  According to Jamie Goldberg, a certified designer for National Kitchen & Bath Association, today’s Buyers choose functionality over elaborate decoration.  Practical storage like over-the-door-hooks, baskets in the pantry, drawer organizers, wall-hooks for pots and pans, and stackable shelves for cabinets will add appeal, typically for less than $100.
     
  5. Countertops:  Laminate can mimic the look of granite at a significant discount.  The approximate cost for an average kitchen (30 linear feet) of laminate countertop is about $1,575 compared to $2,400 for granite.

Source:  National Association of REALTORS, REALTOR Magazine (Mar/Apr 2012).

 

HOLLY DAYS IN EGG HARBOR!

by Connie Erickson
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HOLLY DAYS
NOVEMBER 23-24
IN EGG HARBOR


An exciting Door County winter weekend including breakfast with Santa, tree lighting, caroling, horse drawn carriage rides, children's elf hunt & mistle-dough contest!  DETAILS!

 

 

CAPTURE THE SPIRIT IN SISTER BAY!

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CAPTURE THE SPIRIT
IN SISTER BAY
ON NOVEMBER 23 & 24


This is a fantastic way to get into the holiday spirit!  Enjoy a festive tree lighting at Waterfront Park.  Meet St. Nick and enjoy music and an art fair in the Village Hall.  DETAILS!

 

JACKSONPORT'S THANKSGIVING PARADE!

by Connie Erickson
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JACKSONPORT'S ANNUAL
THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE!!

DOWNTOWN JACKSONPORT
NOVEMBER 22


Bob and I NEVER miss this parade!  It is the BEST hometown parade of the year!

DETAILS!
 

 

CHRISTMAS BY THE BAY IN STURGEON BAY!

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CHRISTMAS BY THE BAY
IN DOWNTOWN STURGEON BAY
ON NOVEMBER 16 - 18

This is a fabulous way to kick off the season in Door County!  There's a tree-lighting on Friday night with children's entertainer, Randy Peterson.  Don't miss the Santa Parade on Saturday at 10 AM and brunch with Santa on Sunday morning.  Plus there's tons of activities and hay rides!  DETAILS!
 

 

Cost vs. Value on Remodeling Projects

by Connie Erickson
google map to real pro systemsCost vs. Value on Remodeling Projects

According to the National Association of REALTORS in an article published in their March/April 2013 edition, exterior home improvement projects recoup the most at resale.  The article noted that siding replacement gave an estimated 78 percent return (based on replacing with new fiber-cement siding).  Replacing one’s entry door with a steel door will bring an estimated 73% return at the sale and a $20,000 kitchen remodel has an estimated 71% return.  These estimates are based on National statistics and will vary depending on individual market areas. 

 

Top 5 Returns:

Siding Replacement (new fiber-cement siding) – Cost: $13,461 / Resale Value: $10,493 / 78% Return

Entry Door Replacement (steel door) – Cost:  $1,238 / Resale Value: $903 / 73% Return

Attic Bedroom Addition – Cost: $50,148 / Resale Value: $36,345 / $72.5% Return

Kitchen: Minor Remodel – Cost: $19,588 / Resale Value: $14,120 / 72.1% Return

Garage Door Replacement – Cost: $1,512 / Resale Value: $1,087 / 71.9% Return

 

Source:  National Association of REALTORS, REALTOR Magazine (Mar/Apr 2012).

 

White Gull Inn Winter Folk Concert Series

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WHITE GULL INN WINTER FOLK CONCERT SERIES
AT THE WHITE GULL INN IN FISH CREEK
NOVEMBER 7 AT 8 PM

Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys perform in an intimate and acoustic setting in the White Gull dining room.  Concert starts at 8, but best to have dinner at 6 (special selection by the chef)!  DETAILS!
 

 

Door County Master Gardeners Fall Seminar

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DOOR COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS FALL SEMINAR
NOVEMBER 3, 2012
CROSSROADS AT BIG CREEK

The Door County Master Gardeners Club's fall seminar, "A NEW LOOK AT AMERICAN HOME GARDENS" is presented by Ed Lyon, director of the UW Allen Centennial Gardens.  The program begins at 8:30 AM and ends at 2:00 PM.  CALL 920.868.1749 FOR DETAILS!
 

 

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Fish Creek WI 54212
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