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The Pink Classic Golf Tournament

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The Pink Classic Golf Tournament
Location: Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor
Dates: June 1, 2014
 
"Prettiest in pink" and hole prizes. Golf will be followed by an event open to the public featuring live music with Big Mouth & the Power Tool Horns, dancing, food, drinks, raffle, live auction and more. To benefit the Sue Baldwin Fund, which provides breast and other cancer awareness, prevention, treatment and care for Door County residents. $125/player. $500/team.  DETAILS!

Why it is important to test for RADON

by Connie Erickson
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Over the last few years, I have been surprised to find out that Door County has the second highest concentration rate of RADON in the State of WI.  Because of that, we had a tradesman inspector, Gene Sunstrom, come and speak to our sales meeting this past week.

Gene can perform a RADON inspection along with his tradesman inspection for $120.  If you just order a RADON inspection from Gene, the cost is $180.

Recently I had a home with a RADON content higher that 4 pic.  The Buyer and Seller decided that we would retest, and the retest also showed an unacceptable level.  I learned in our sales meeting that Gene has found that retesting rarely comes in at a lower level.  To do a long term test, the kit must remain in the house for 90 days.

I also learned that a empty house will have a higher RADON count than a house that is currently inhabited.  Because we have so much limestone in Door County, the RADON, which is decomposing the uranium, has a tendency to move towards the cracked rock and seep into a person’s home.

Last year, 91,000 people died of lung cancer in the United States.  While it can’t be attributed only to RADON, in some cases, RADON is probably the reason for it.

Gene is equipped with testing kits which can provide the results of the test expeditiously, and also email them out quickly.  If the test results return at an unacceptable level, the cost of mitigation, usually, is $1,200 +/-.

Click here to see the high Radon areas in the State of WI, the RADON measurements by County and Zip Code (yellow indicates traces, blue indicated medium count, and red is the highest), a picture of from where the RADON comes, and a picture of the exterior pipe needed for the mitigation system to vent outside.

If you desire more information, or would like a RADON test, I highly recommend Gene Sunstrom.  You can request a RADON test on his Internet site at SecondOpiniondc.net

 

 

 

Jacksonport's Annual Maifest

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Maifest

Location: Lakeside Park in Jacksonport
Dates: May 24 2014 

Art fair, fun run, great food, music, horse pull, parade and more. DETAILS!

Door County Festival of Nature

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Door County Festival of Nature

Location: Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor
Dates: May 22 2014 

Featuring over 40 guided hikes, workshops and presentations that highlight the incredible natural beauty and diversity of Door County.

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Baileys Harbor Scottie Dog Rally

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Spring Fling Festival & Scottie Dog Rally

Location: Baileys Harbor Town Hall in Baileys Harbor
Dates: May 17 2014 

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate with a spring arts & crafts fair. 11:30 a.m. Parade of Scottish Terriers. 

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Door County Wine Trail Weekend!

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Door County Wine Trail Weekend

Location: Door County Wine Trail in Door County
Dates: May 16 2014 

Discover the Door County Wine Trail as you indulge in a fun filled weekend at all seven local wineries including orchard and vineyard tours, cheese and chocolate pairings, live music, private tastings and much more. 

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Egg Harbor's Girlfriends Great EGGscape!

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Girlfiends Great EGGscape

Location: Throughout Egg Harbor in Egg Harbor
Dates: May 15 2014 

Relax, relate and release through a variety of fun activities.

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PRIVATE WELLS IN DOOR COUNTY - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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PRIVATE WELLS IN DOOR COUNTY - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHEN BUYING AND SELLING DOOR COUNTY REAL ESTATE!

The Door County Addendum A to the Offer to Purchase addresses the conformance or nonconformance of the well servicing the subject property.  The Addendum asks a WI licensed plumber to determine if the well is up to conformance at the time of installation.

If there are repairs or work that needs to be done to bring the well up to conformance, if is usually the Seller’s responsibility to have the plumber do that prior to a sale.

Many times, the nonconformance relates to the casing, which needs to be extended 12’’ above the ground.  Sometimes a new vermin proof cap is necessary to install.  There are other things that are necessary also, and if the plumber can perform the tasks, the well is brought up to conformance.

If it can’t be brought up to conformance, it is my understanding that it may continue to exist in its nonconforming state until the first time it must be repaired.  If the plumber visits the site, and he sees that the well cannot be repaired, the nonconformance must be reported and disclosed to the DNR.  At that time, the well may have to be abandoned and a new well dug.

Naturalist Guided Hike at The Ridges Sanctuary

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Naturalist Guided Hikes

Location: Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor
Dates: May 14 2014 

9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Join the naturalist for a relaxing 90-minute hike to explore wildflowers, insects and other features. Meet at the Nature Center. $5/member. $8/public. Free/under 18.

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ROOFING OF THE GOATS PARADE!

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Roofing of the Goats Parade

Location: Al Johnson's in Sister Bay
Dates: May 10 2014 

All goats are invited to participate in the parade. Goat costumes, goatees, Vikings hats and other creative endeavors are encouraged. Parade will finish with the first roofing of the goats of the season.

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