Wisconsin

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Wisconsin’ here at MarkCz.com.
Hummingbirds and hummingbird feeders

Hummingbirds and hummingbird feeders

he radio show I work for is in Mexico this week — and so, with luck, is the little bird at my nifty HummZinger hummingbird feeder in the photo above. The weekend after Labor Day, he was right outside my window. As I have mentioned before, Amy and I...

At home in Racine

At home in Racine

It seems strange now, but growing up in the city immediately south of here, I never got very familiar with Racine. In fact, I spent four years attending middle school in Racine, but never saw much of the city beyond The Prairie School campus out on Wind Point and the...

Romiti Construction, General Contractors, Racine

Romiti Construction, General Contractors, Racine

Sturtevant, Wisconsin — He came out of the Menards store to find us admiring and photographing his vintage Dodge pickup truck in the parking lot. He said he was its only owner, and it still ran great. The emblem on his hat features a crossed guitar and banjo, and...

Houmann’s Fish & Seafood (Racine, Wisconsin)

Houmann’s Fish & Seafood (Racine, Wisconsin)

Houmann's Fish & Seafood 1026 Liberty St Racine, WI 53404 (262) 633-2477 Update: The Houmann's retail store described here CLOSED (at least for the time being) on October 7, 2006. See the Journal Times story for more information. Empire Fish in Milwaukee is one...

Victorian house, Waukesha, Wisconsin bike race

Victorian house, Waukesha, Wisconsin bike race

Waukesha, Wisconsin — A Victorian-era house dated 1883 stands on the corner as women cyclists descend W. Park Avenue and turn north on West Avenue during the 2005 Carl Zach Cycling Classic, part of the annual Superweek Pro Tour (International Cycling Classic) bike...

Kenosha HarborMarket: Farmer’s market on the lakefront

Kenosha HarborMarket: Farmer’s market on the lakefront

Last Saturday — and then again today — we visited the Kenosha's HarborMarket. My dad used to take me to Kenosha's Farmer's Markets when I was a kid. He made the best dill pickles I have ever tasted. We would go to the grocery store to get the vinegar, the salt, the...

Lake Geneva mansion: Stone Manor (Youngland Manor)

Lake Geneva mansion: Stone Manor (Youngland Manor)

On Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Otto Young's "Youngland Manor" mansion, built in 1899 and renamed "Stone Manor" by a subsequent owner. Today, Stone Manor is divided into five residential units, one of which is shown in this 2010 video by Lake Geneva real estate agent Bob...

Memorial Day weekend up north

Memorial Day weekend up north

We spent the weekend visiting family up north. You can see an antonishing mess of stars in the sky up there. You can also find a hell of a lot of ticks crawling on you after a short walk. It is not the wilderness. America's franchise/sprawl culture is sprouting its...

Mickey-Lu Bar-B-Q, Marinette, Wisconsin

Mickey-Lu Bar-B-Q, Marinette, Wisconsin

Marinette, Wisconsin — Mickey-Lu Bar-B-Q restaurant features a charcoal grill and serves charcoal broiled sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and bratwurst, as well as malts and shakes made with real ice cream.

Northern tip of Wisconsin on Lake Superior

Northern tip of Wisconsin on Lake Superior

Town of Russell, Bayfield County, Wisconsin — This is pretty much as far north as you can go in Wisconsin without taking a boat to the Apostle Islands. Near Little Sand Bay, a dirt road called Point Detour Road comes to an end near Lake Superior. At the end of the...

Ghost sign: Gold Medal Flour, Wilton, Wisconsin bakery

Ghost sign: Gold Medal Flour, Wilton, Wisconsin bakery

Wilton, Wisconsin — Ghost sign advertising Gold Medal Flour on the side of Gina's Pies Are Square, a bakery and sandwich café at 400 Main St. featuring homemade pies. Many of the customers at Gina's are cyclists riding Wisconsin's Elroy-Sparta Trail, a 32-mile,...

Gina’s Pies Are Square restaurant, Wilton, Wisconsin

Gina’s Pies Are Square restaurant, Wilton, Wisconsin

Wilton, Wisconsin — Customers order and eat lunch at Gina’s Pies Are Square, a cafe at 400 Main Street, not far from the Elroy-Sparta Trail, a 32-mile, three-tunnel bike trail which passes just north of the restaurant on the abandoned Chicago & North Western Railroad...

Mule-Hide roofing and shingles sign, Wilton, Wisconsin

Mule-Hide roofing and shingles sign, Wilton, Wisconsin

Wilton, Wisconsin — Sign for Mule-Hide roofing and shingles on the door of the old lumber yard in the 700 block of Main Street. The sign boasts that Mule-Hide is "stronger and lasts longer," and that there's "not a kick in a million feet." Wilton Sash & Door Co....

Mule-Hide roofing sign, old lumber yard, Wilton Wis.

Mule-Hide roofing sign, old lumber yard, Wilton Wis.

Wilton, Wisconsin — Sign for Mule-Hide roofing on the door of the old lumber yard in the 700 block of Main Street. Wilton Sash & Door Co. installed a new garage door in July 2011, but saved the old sign. The building is just north of the Elroy-Sparta Trail.

Wisconsin

An index of blog posts tagged ‘Wisconsin’ here at MarkCz.com.

Snow! Bring back Indian summer

Our local forecast: This afternoon: Flurries and areas of blowing snow before 3pm, then areas of blowing snow after 3pm. Tonight: Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Sunday night: New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Monday night: New snow accumulation of...

Backyard gardening: Playing in the dirt

It will yield you brambles and thistles, as you eat the produce of the land. By the sweat of your face will you earn your food, until you return to the ground. as you were taken from it.— Genesis 3:18-19, The New Jerusalem Bible We've been spending a lot of time on...

Pancake Day, Festival Hall, Racine, Wisconsin

Racine, Wisconsin — Kiwanis Pancake Day patrons eat and greet inside Festival Hall along the Lake Michigan shoreline in downtown Racine, Wisconsin. An annual fundraiser sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Racine since 1955, Pancake Day proceeds benefit...

Pancake Day, Racine, Wisconsin: Pancake griddles

Racine, Wisconsin — Pancake Day cooks, including Miss Racine 2007, Brittani Madala — cook pancakes on specially-designed pancake griddles at Festival Hall in downtown Racine, Wisconsin. An annual fundraiser sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Racine since 1955,...

The grace of Elizabeth Edwards

Back in October of 2004, my wife Amy was working at the Maidenform store in Pleasant Prairie's Prime Outlets shopping center. One morning — October 21st, to be exact — Amy phoned home to tell me that there was some unusual...

Hummingbirds and hummingbird feeders

he radio show I work for is in Mexico this week — and so, with luck, is the little bird at my nifty HummZinger hummingbird feeder in the photo above. The weekend after Labor Day, he was right outside my window. As I have mentioned before, Amy and I...

At home in Racine

It seems strange now, but growing up in the city immediately south of here, I never got very familiar with Racine. In fact, I spent four years attending middle school in Racine, but never saw much of the city beyond The Prairie School campus out on Wind Point and the...

Romiti Construction, General Contractors, Racine

Sturtevant, Wisconsin — He came out of the Menards store to find us admiring and photographing his vintage Dodge pickup truck in the parking lot. He said he was its only owner, and it still ran great. The emblem on his hat features a crossed guitar and banjo, and...

Houmann’s Fish & Seafood (Racine, Wisconsin)

Houmann's Fish & Seafood 1026 Liberty St Racine, WI 53404 (262) 633-2477 Update: The Houmann's retail store described here CLOSED (at least for the time being) on October 7, 2006. See the Journal Times story for more information. Empire Fish in Milwaukee is one...

Victorian house, Waukesha, Wisconsin bike race

Waukesha, Wisconsin — A Victorian-era house dated 1883 stands on the corner as women cyclists descend W. Park Avenue and turn north on West Avenue during the 2005 Carl Zach Cycling Classic, part of the annual Superweek Pro Tour (International Cycling Classic) bike...

Kenosha HarborMarket: Farmer’s market on the lakefront

Last Saturday — and then again today — we visited the Kenosha's HarborMarket. My dad used to take me to Kenosha's Farmer's Markets when I was a kid. He made the best dill pickles I have ever tasted. We would go to the grocery store to get the vinegar, the salt, the...

Lake Geneva mansion: Stone Manor (Youngland Manor)

On Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Otto Young's "Youngland Manor" mansion, built in 1899 and renamed "Stone Manor" by a subsequent owner. Today, Stone Manor is divided into five residential units, one of which is shown in this 2010 video by Lake Geneva real estate agent Bob...

Memorial Day weekend up north

We spent the weekend visiting family up north. You can see an antonishing mess of stars in the sky up there. You can also find a hell of a lot of ticks crawling on you after a short walk. It is not the wilderness. America's franchise/sprawl culture is sprouting its...

Mickey-Lu Bar-B-Q, Marinette, Wisconsin

Marinette, Wisconsin — Mickey-Lu Bar-B-Q restaurant features a charcoal grill and serves charcoal broiled sandwiches, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and bratwurst, as well as malts and shakes made with real ice cream.

Northern tip of Wisconsin on Lake Superior

Town of Russell, Bayfield County, Wisconsin — This is pretty much as far north as you can go in Wisconsin without taking a boat to the Apostle Islands. Near Little Sand Bay, a dirt road called Point Detour Road comes to an end near Lake Superior. At the end of the...

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