Stevens Point, WI Real Estate News

By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Welcome Back UWSP Students 2017 - Enrich your Spiritual life  There are several opportunities on and around campus for a little prayer, besides the obvious classrooms just before a test.  Stevens Point is a town full of churches with a great opportunity for students of most faiths to spend some time with God.   A few notable places to check out include The Newman Center, Holy Spirit Catholic Parish, and the Peace Lutheran Campus Center.And a great place for a study break with free beverages and snacks is Franciscans Downtown or https://www.facebook.com/1000MainSt     When looking for a great Home while attending UWSP, give us a call, we can help.     More Welcome Back to Uwsp Tour Posts     Check out the UWSP Student Rentals Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/StevensPointStudentRenta...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Welcome Back UWSP Students 2017-18  Old Main, Like a bit of Harvard in Wisconsin  Old main is the oldest building on campus and always reminds me of our roots dating back nearly 120 years to when Stevens Point was selected as a Normal school or teaching college.  Old main reminds me of the Harvard campus with old buildings that are hard to photograph due to a plentitude of large dense trees.  These trees came in handy 30+ years ago when I had Dendrology class at UWSP and many of the trees that we had to identify from across the nation were only found on the lawn in front of this building.  Now these trees enhance the beauty of this fine old building which is now used as the executive office building for folks like the Chancellor.More Welcome Back to Uwsp Tour Posts     Check out the new...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Welcome Back UWSP Students to the 2017-18 School YearWelcome back to the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, school starts this week and the town is buzzing with activity.  I have seen several groups heading down to Belts for a welcome ice cream break with old and new friends, and today many houses had yard parties as people gathered to reacquaint with old friends and meet a few more before the busy life of classes begins.For those who do not have housing secured, we have a few more homes available we just finished cleaning and repairs on.  And if anyone needs a couch or other misc. furniture, I seem to be developing a collection in one of my garages that I would like to get rid of soon.Jack and I took a walk around campus today and took a few pics of the buildings, people and art...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
 National Ice Cream Day!!  Time for a trip down to Belts Ice Cream to Celebrate.No trip to Central Wisconsin is complete without a stop at Belts Ice Cream  Belts Ice Cream is one of our favorite attractions drawing visitors from around the state with their huge cones and other delicious treats.  I was pleased to see long lines of folks waiting for their treat as I drove by earlier today.  I enjoy Belts as much as anyone and am pleased to be living only a few blocks from it, and always use in the description line when advertising the many homes that I rent in this part of town. And today it is nice to have an extra reason today to stop by and enjoy a special treat from this must have Wisconsin Attraction.
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Stevens Point Riverfront Rendezvous, the cant miss event in Central WisconsinFriday, Saturday and Sunday  - June 30, July 1 & 2, 2017Free Admission and Entertainment One of the many highlights of living in Stevens Point is the Riverfront Rendezvous.  A huge celebration of free music and opportunity to see friends and neighbors and occasionally a few celebrities. I always work hard to make sure that this is a week when I am not traveling so that I can attend this event.This year is will be tough finding a week to dedicate to being in Point, but I will be stopping in from time to time enjoying the sights, sounds, tasty treats, and friends at the Rendezvous.     Food Tents Friday: 5 - 10 pm Saturday: Noon - 10 pm Sunday: Noon - 10 pm   No Pets or Fireworks Animals and Fireworks are not all...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Have you ever been to a polka Mass?  Saturday June 10th or Sunday June 11th would be the perfect opportunity for you to attend one.  St. Peter’s in Stevens Point will be celebrating their parish picnic that weekend.  There are many activities and fun for all ages.   A silent auction and great food are some of the things available to partake in.   On Saturday there will be a pork dinner from 4:30 – 7:00.  Music from 6:00 – 10:00 by the Time and a Half band.  Sunday’s highlights are the chicken dinner from 11:00 – 2:00; Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes vs Hauser’s Hot Shots; and the Grand Prize Raffle drawing at 6:30 – with one lucky winner of the $2,500. Prize.   Come on out to enjoy these activities and much more!
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Do you want a fantastic way to celebrate Father’s Day? Join the crowds at St. Stephen’s in Stevens Point June 18th as they enjoy their annual parish picnic.  Highlights of the festivities include 10am Mass, a Basket Raffle, Bakewalk, Mini Auction, and a Cherry Tree.  With the support of our friends and some good weather the picnic will once again be successful. See you there! 
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Have you ever been to a polka Mass?  Saturday June 10th or Sunday June 11th would be the perfect opportunity for you to attend one.  St. Peter’s in Stevens Point will be celebrating their parish picnic that weekend.  There are many activities and fun for all ages.   A silent auction and great food are some of the things available to partake in.   On Saturday there will be a pork dinner from 4:30 – 7:00.  Music from 6:00 – 10:00 by the River Cities Jazz band.  Sunday’s highlights are the chicken dinner from 11:00 – 2:00; Norm Dombrowski’s Happy Notes vs Hauser’s Hot Shots; and the Grand Prize Raffle drawing at 6:30 – with one lucky winner of the $2,500. Prize.   Come on out to enjoy these activities and much more!
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
ST. JOSEPH PARISH PICNIC  June 2-4 2017Corner of Jefferson & Wyatt, Stevens Point  Celebrate the 1st Church Picnic of 2017:FRIDAY, JUNE 2              4:00 - 7:00 p.m. — Fish Fry, served in the Family Center              5:00 p.m. — Food Tent, Ice Cream & Snow Cone Shoppe & Country Store open;                               Cherry Tree; Silent Auction open for bidding in Ehr Hall; Games of Fun & Skill              6:00 - 10:00 p.m.— Music by “River Cities Jazz”              9:00 p.m.— Basket Raffle Drawing SATURDAY, JUNE 3              4:00 p.m. — Mass under the tent, music by “St. Joe’s Folk Choir”              5:00 p.m. — Food Tent, Ice Cream & Snow Cone Shoppe & Country Store open;                               Cherry Tree; Silent Auction open for bidding in Ehr Hall; Games of Fun & S...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Stevens Point Wisconsin, I love this town, and so will you!   I first came to this town 35 years ago when I started college here.     It was a culture shock for me coming from a rural farm near a small town of 800 people.  At the time it seemed like a much larger metropolis than it seems to be today.     After 6 years of college I grew to love the city of Point and hated to leave to start my career, but everybody has to grow up and leave sometime.   A decade after starting my Forestry Consulting Company in Western Wisconsin, I was looking to expand and what better place than the home of the largest and most prestigious Forestry school in the country, UW Stevens Point, and the place that I had grown to love so much when I was a student there.     So my wife found a new and better teachin...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Stevens Point Rentals FAQ: Are Utilities Included?   From: jody ] Sent:  May 14 6:54 PMTo: Subject: - $699 / 3br - 3 bedroom, near campus, hospital, and MSTC (Stevens Point, WI)   Are utilities included?   Thank you, Jody -----------------------------------------------------------------------   Hi Jody, Thank you for your interest in our home on Ellis St. We do not pay our tenants utilities for several reasons. First, landlords who do pay their tenants utilities need to make up for this wasted expense by raising the rent to a rate that is higher than the rent plus anticipated utilities. Second and more importantly, it is very bad for the environment when a landlord pays their tenants utilities. Utilities in these homes generally are consumed at a rate significantly higher than homes wh...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
St Joes, Together in Faith, Monday Dinner   Yes, it is nearly the 4th Monday already and time to join the folks at St Joes for a bit of food and fellowship.  Not sure what is on the menu, but I am sure the food and fellowship will be memorable.    Monday May 22, 2017    5pm to 6pm  St Joseph Parish Family Center    1709 Wyatt Avenue    Stevens Point, WI 54481
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Stations of the Cross, Monday at the Newman Center On Monday evenings during lent the Stations of the Cross are celebrated at the Newman Center. The University students and others are highly encouraged to attend.   These stations of the cross are written and presented by the University Students. A classic prayer service which is held at many churches during lent, the stations of the cross prayerfully depict the final days of Christ on earth.        photo credithttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Croix-sous-neige.jpg
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Good Friday 2017 in Stevens Point If you find yourself in the Stevens Point Area on Good Friday, April 14th - here are some of the services you will be able to attend.Commemoration of the crucifixion, passion and death of Jesus Christ which includes, scripture, prayer and veneration of the Cross.  There is not a Mass said on Good Friday, but rather a service which has been in practice in the Catholic Church since the seventh century. This adoration of Christ’s cross, is shown in the form of kneeling before the crucifix and kissing it, as a belief that this is the tool bringing us our salvation. Noon                     Holy Spirit Parish 12:15                     St. Peter’s Parish 12:30pm              St. Joseph’s Parish                                 St. Stephen’s Parish  3:00pm     ...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Washing of the Feet, a Powerful Message.One of the most impressive traditions of Holy Week is the commemoration of Jesus washing the feet of his apostles. Churches all over the world hold a mass or ceremony in remembrance of this. In many churches, they choose representatives of the different people involved in church and the priest washes their feet. In our church, we get our feet washed by the person in front of us in line, we then in turn wash the feet of the person behind us in line. This is quite a humbling experience.Pope Francis himself will continue this tradition. On Holy Thursday, he will say the Mass of the Last Supper at Paliano Prison and was the feet of the inmates.This is not the first time that our Pope visited a penitentiary and was the feet of the people there. Shortly...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Polish Easter Blessing of Food At noon on Saturday April 15, there will be a blessing of food. This is a polish tradition known asświęcenie pokarmow wiełkanocnych. A basket of food your family will eat for Easter dinner can be brought in to St Joseph’s Church and blessed in a simple ceremony.   This blessing of the baskets dates back to the 15th century. This tradition is still practiced by most families in Poland, on Holy Saturday. Since there is a large number of Polish families in Stevens Point, some of these religious traditions are observed in our area as well.   photo credithttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:4SederFoods.JPG
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Stevens Point Good Friday Walk There are so many opportunities to meditate on the events of Holy Week. One of my favorite activities is the Good Friday Walk. To commemorate Jesus final walk carrying his cross, we walk through Stevens Point. We stop at 14 various locations to pray for people in need there. Some of the stops I remember from previous years are: University to pray for the students, the hospital to pray for the ill, the fire and police stations to pray for those who help others in need.   When we stop at Franciscans Downtown, we take a break, to have coffee and visit with the people who are there. The walk starts and ends at St. Joseph’s Parish. It begins at 3:00 pm Friday, April 14. A very memorable experience to walk and think about all the lives that Jesus has touched.   ...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Seder Meal – St. Joseph’s Parish   At 5:30 pm St Joseph Parish will hold a potluck meal. Recounting the suffering of slavery and then freedom for the Israelites, in ancient Egypt. Although this Seder meal will not have all the traditional elements – it still serves to remind us of the suffering and evil in our world, and how God promises us something better.A traditional Seder meal has a plate of several symbolic foods: Roasted lamb - to symbolize the paschal lamb Karpas – a green vegetable to represent spring Charoset – apples, walnuts, wine and cinnamon chopped and mixed together to stand for the mortar the Hebrew slaves made Maror – a bitter herb reminding us of the bitterness of slavery Hard-boiled egg – showing springtime and renewal Salt water – the tears of enslavement. There are...
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
The Last Supper - Holy Spirit Parish  Celebrating the end of our Lenten fast and prayerfully awaiting the Paschal Fast which begins a little later in the evening.  Holy Spirit Parish will be holding a Pot Luck Meal on Thursday April 13 beginning at 6:00pm.   We are reminded that everyone brings something to the table with our unique individual talents that we share with one another.  We also bring something to this table to share for our meal.This is a unique opportunity for prayerful reflection while enjoying the company of friends and neighbors.  When the meal is finished, all participants are invited to join in the Mass of the Lord’s Supper which begins at 7:00 pm.  This is the start of the Triduum, in preparation for Easter.
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By Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
(Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP)
Wondrous Grace, a Spring Concert at Franciscans Downtown  A delightful spring concert entitled Wondrous Grace will be presented on Saturday April 1, 2017 at noon at Franciscans Downtown in Stevens Point. The featured artist is Bill Weinmann an organist from St. Joseph Parish and Frame Memorial Presbyterian.   Bill composed this piece of music for organ and voice and other instruments will be featured on this theme of Wondrous Grace.   This relaxing and peaceful event is open to the public free of charge and refreshments will be provided. Come and join us in this celebration of God’s Grace.
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