Hwy. 70 Construction Update

Don’t be afraid to take Hwy. 70 West of Minocqua. The major road construction project that has been clogging up traffic flow for most of …

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Wait Five Minutes for the Weather

There’s a saying here in the Northwoods that has never been more relevant than the summer of 2009: “If you don’t like the weather in …

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Watching the kids grow up

My favorite thing about running Sandy Point Resort? Watching the kids grow up. We are so fortunate to have many, many families return year after …

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Hollywood Spoils little bohemia

We saw Public Enemies last week, our one venture to the movies all summer. It was the 7:00 show and the theater was packed. It …

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Piper in the pro shop

Musician, Dave Graham, Illinois resident and Sandy Point Guest for the past seven summers, treated the resort today with his bagpipe show. Decked in a …

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The Chihuahua and the Chipmunk

I missed this little event because I was in town; however, the girls (Willow, Camille and CINCO) had a visitor in the shop today. Apparently …

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Sushi in the northwoods? Moo!

Last week and for the past 20 years, anytime anyone mentioned “sushi” in the Northwoods, the word that most frequently followed was “bait.” It was …

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False summer’s first sunflower

We haven’t seen the sun in four—count them 1, 2, 3, 4 days. And now, appropriately on SUNday, at last we have been graced by …

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The Cost of Good Clean Family Fun

Yesterday was Camille’s birthday—a family holiday to be sure. Each July 15 we all do minimum tasks at Sandy Point Resort and put the pro …

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Mom’s Birch Bark Factory

I didn’t bring my jewelry-making supplies with me to Sandy Point this summer. The plan was to use all my creative energy to continue writing …

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A Stroll Down Sandy Point Lane

When the girls were little, we looked forward to our daily stroll down Sandy Point Lane. Our blacktopped lane is about a quarter mile long. …

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Christmas in July

This Thursday the annual Christmas in July Arts and Crafts fair will take place in St. Germain, Wisconsin. This will be one of only two …

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