Stevens Point, WI Real Estate News

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
A Joyous Celebration at Franciscans Downtown! It was a joyous day of celebration with franciscans and the community gathering to celebrate.50 people gathered to enjoy food, refreshments, fellowship and a little knowledge on why St Francis was so important to the Catholic Church and the world. ********************* Come and celebrate St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day with us at Franciscans Downtown!  We’re having a potluck dinner. Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 6:00 pmFranciscans Downtown1000 Main St.Stevens Point WI   You may also want to consider learning more about joining the Franciscan Third Order.Third Order of Francis Secular We are part of  worldwide family of Franciscans in the Catholic Church (Priests, Brothers, Sisters, & Lay People)..   We are ordinary lay people who aim to make ...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
UWSP Homecoming October 20 2018, A Great Time to Connect!Homecoming is approaching fast, and I hope that all the Pointers are ready to head home for a little fellowship and reconnecting. Enjoy the official festivities, and also the less official. Enjoy the game, if that's your thing. Enjoy the parties, if that's your thing. Re-Connect  The important thing is to come on Home; Re-Connect, Renew Friendships, and create some new ones!  
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
SOLD!Stevens Point, Former Tenants Delighted to be Homeowners now!Stevens Point home w/ large yard, close to UWSP 2525 Blaine St. Nice 2 bedroom, plus office, with large yard close to UWSP Living room Kitchen with pantry Laundry room Large bedrooms Low utilities Large back porch for relaxation or storing your bikes Clothesline Large open yard, great for a garden or playing sports Ample parking day or night Alley access and drive through driveway between Blaine Street and alley. Large Double Lot, nearly a third acre. (100'x130')   Approximate square footage and room dimensions. Living room 15x14 Kitchen   11x10 Bedroom   13x11 Bedroom     13x10 Office 9x7 Laundry Pantry Bathroom Large Covered Back Porch     Public Schools available include; McKinley, Ben Franklin, SPASH, UWSP, MSTC  Call...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
You’re Invited! Come and celebrate St. Francis of Assisi’s feast day with us at Franciscans Downtown!  We’re having a potluck dinner. Tuesday October 2, 2018 at 6:00 pmFranciscans Downtown1000 Main St.Stevens Point WI   You may also want to consider learning more about joining the Franciscan Third Order.Third Order of Francis Secular We are part of  worldwide family of Franciscans in the Catholic Church (Priests, Brothers, Sisters, & Lay People)..   We are ordinary lay people who aim to make our Lord known and loved everywhere. We spread the spirit of love and fellowship. We try to live simply by using God’s gifts wisely. We pray, study scripture, and work to discover what God calls us to do.   
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Riverfront Arts Center, Stevens Point We have many opportunities to enjoy good Art in Stevens Point, and a visit to this gallery can be combined with an enjoyable walk through Riverside park.       HoursTuesday - Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday - Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm AdmissionFree! ContactNancy Thorson Director     1200 Crosby Ave. Stevens Point, WI  54481 Ph: (715) 343-6251
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Michael Koziczkowski Park Video - Stevens Point Wisconsin A friend of mine asked me to share a little information on the parks in Stevens Point a few weeks ago so this week I will be sharing a few of our gems.Stevens Point is a wonderful little city with a wealth of trees and parks, it seems that every time I turn around I discover another nice little park.A while ago I discovered Michael Koziczkowski Park and thought that it might me nice to share a little glimpse of it with you so I took out my phone and recorded a quick little tour for you to enjoy.This is a quiet and often forgotten park hidden away along the McDill pond flowage.Though Michael Koziczkowski park may be hidden away at the south side of town at the south end of Minnesota Ave and Business 51, it is named after a signifi...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Stevens Point Historical Snapshot     Stevens Point was founded in 1858, during a time when the Wisconsin River was a major highway going from NE Wisconsin to the Mississippi River in SW Wisconsin.     The loggers traveling down the river floating logs used a grocery and supply store owned by George Stevens, on a sharp bend in the river as a convent spot for a landing.     A lot of things have happened in Stevens Point since then including the development of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point College of natural resources which first brought Bob Crane here over 30 years ago.     I am still enjoying the developing history of this town, and suggest that if you get a chance, you should stop in to experience some of this developing history.     Enjoy your summer.     Bob
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Stevens Point Mural Series - Our Most Influential Citizens       Stevens Point's Ten Most Influential Citizens   Kelly Meredith painted the mural titled, "Stevens Point's Ten Most Influential Citizens" on the corner of Clark and   Strongs Ave. in 2008 to celebrate the City of Stevens Point's Sesquicentennial. The individuals in this mural were voted the most influential because of their contributions to the city and people of Stevens Point. The influence of these important people remains today. Their names can be found on street signs, buildings, and parks throughout Stevens Point.     1. Fred Schmeeckle (1893-1967) Fred Schmeeckle taught at UWSP when it was the Stevens Point Normal School, he created the first conservation education major there. Schmeeckle reserve located on the north...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Stevens Point Mural Series - McDonald title    I always enjoy going by this Mural, it has a certain historical family business aire to it that is always enjoyable.One bonus to this mural is that the artist painted a scene that could have been of this business as it was in the 1800's. McDonald Title Company, Inc. Located at 1059 Clark Street, Stevens Point, WI  Portage County's Oldest Title Company - Since 1880 -
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Riding the Logs Down Wisconsins First Highway, "The Riverman of the Wisconsin River" Mural   Being a great fan of local art, I often enjoy riding my bike through the downtown area of Stevenst Point where many small and large murals are painted depicting our history. This gem is located on the corner of Water and Clark Streets,  in Downtown Stevens Point. The Riverman Mural is a tribute to Stevens Point's strong logging heritage.  Logging was one of the first large industries to build our state and today it still is, though we no longer use river power to move these important resources from the woods to the mills.   This is the first of the  series of murals and wasCompleted in September 2004.                 This is also the first of many murals that I will be featuring in the next few...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Stevens Point's Green Circle Trail; a Local Emerald Treasure   As I have mentioned before, Stevens Point has always been a great place for biking.  With very few high traffic bottlenecks, level terrain and ample shops and attractions close to any part of town that you live in.   In 1996, the city added another unique attraction when they developed the Green Circle Trail which helped to join together many of the natural areas in and around the city especially concentrating along the Wisconsin and Plover rivers and all of the great scenery associated with them.   This not only gives us access to some great scenery but it also joins together all the area of town while making for a great Saturday of biking.
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Meade Park, a "Cant Miss" Attraction on Stevens Point's West Side  Great view of the Wisconsin River, Riverside Park and Downtown.  One of my Son Josh's favorite parks due to the top class disc golf course.  Also a favorite of parents with small children with a Deluxe Playground area.  Adjoins the Green Circle Trail  And much more including a ball field and tennis courts.  As a bonus, if you would like to live near this fine park, it is only about a block away from our nice Cottage Style home on W Pearl St.          View Meade Park, Stevens Point, Wisconsin in a larger map Zoom in for some great views of the many attractions in this park including the playground, tennis courts, ball diamond, disc golf and more.       
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Stevens Point Mural Series; Kozy Kitchen Home Cooking! This mural is also not one of the city sponsored murals, but it still is very interesting  with a good times type flaire to it. The longest running restaurant in Stevens Point, at the corner of Third and Clark streets, is called “Painting the Town”. Over the years, thousands of "locals" and visitors enjoyed a fine home cooked meal at the Cozy. This mural was painted by local artist Greg Luedtke. Notice the cute girl in this picture, thats my loving wife Sally out for an early morning bike ride.
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Time for a Wisconsin River Fall Bike Ride  (part two)A little more of Jack and my bike ride in Riverside park in Stevens Point and thought that you might enjoy seeing another part of the great city of Stevens Point.We both enjoyed the exercise, scenery, and solitude of a park during a quiet time in the middle of the week, but Jack especially enjoyed the many ducks.  It’s that time of year when the ducks are getting ready to head south for the winter, with only a few more days or possibly weeks before it starts to ice up around here.Enjoy the video and the photos!     
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Time for a Wisconsin River Fall Bike Ride  (part one)It's been a while since I have taken the time for a beautiful ride along the river on the Green Circle Trail. This weekend may be a good time to take another ride.For those who don't have the time, take a look at a video of my friend Jack and I enjoying a ride along the river in Riverside park in the downtown are of Stevens Point.We both enjoyed the exercise, scenery, and solitude of a park during a quiet time in the middle of the week, but Jack especially enjoyed the many ducks.  It’s that time of year when the ducks are getting ready to head south for the winter, with only a few more days or possibly weeks before it starts to ice up around here.  
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Welcome Back 2018-19 UWSP Students –Take a hike down to Belts Ice Cream No visit to Point is complete without sharing some fun at Belts, as long as the snow is not too deep. Belts is the place to enjoy a huge ice cream and enjoy some time with friends and family. So take an afternoon off before classes get to busy and enjoy a hike and a huge cone or other tasty treat.                               More Welcome Back to Uwsp Tour Posts     Check out the UWSP Student Rentals Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/StevensPointStudentRentals/ 
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Welcome Back 2018-19 UWSP Students - Inspiration at the Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame   The Forestry Hall of Fame is a pleasant place to stop for a rest or a place to visit with a friend while traveling through the College of Natural Resources at UWSP.     I like stopping by here to read a little about the movers and shakers of the past.  Over the years I have had the opportunity to benefit from the forests and companies that these great men have started and I am happy to see them honored here at such a fine College of Natural Resources.     I hope that by the end of my career that I will have accomplished enough to justify putting my plaque on the wall here.                   More Welcome Back to Uwsp Tour Posts     Check out the UWSP Student Rentals Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Welcome Back UWSP Students 2018-19 Enjoying the CNR Mural   Just before I started attending UWSP in 1981 I had the pleasure of watching a group of art students assembling and installing the big Natural Resource Mural on the south side of the College of Natural Resources.   It is a fascinating computer generated mural of several natural history type scenes all made up of little ceramic tiles with various natural resource related images including wildlife, trees, water molecules, paper machines, surveying equip and many other natural resource images.   Stop by spend some time enjoying the simplicity and complexity of this impressive work of art and engineering.    (Above is the far away view from across the sundial.)(Below are a few up close and personal images of tiles within the mural.)...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Welcome Back UWSP Students 2018-19 Your Best Hangout, The Library  This is the place that all serious students should be familiar with.  When I first arrived at UWSP over 30 years ago my favorite place here was the natural history museum on the ground floor.  I soon discovered that my grades were to survive I would need to use this place as a way to hide from my friends and the distractions that kept me from studying before the big exams.  My best study place was a private study room on the fifth floor which was private for a while until a few of my friends discovered where I was hiding and they came here to study too, luckily visiting was limited by noise rules in the library.  More Welcome Back to Uwsp Tour Posts     Check out the UWSP Student Rentals Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Welcome Back UWSP Students 2018-19 Science Building & Paper Science Center     Possibly the largest building on campus and the home of UWSP's world renowned Paper Science Lab.Paper Science students nearly live here and other Natural Resource spend a fair amount of time here during their first 2 years of school.   More Welcome Back to Uwsp Tour Posts     Check out the UWSP Student Rentals Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/StevensPointStudentRentals/  
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