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8 The Milwaukee Repertory Theaters’ Holiday Season A Christmas Carol is more than just a story or a play. To many in the Milwaukee area, it is a treasured tradition, the beginning of the holiday season. It is also the introduction to live theater for many young children. Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents their annual production of A Christmas Carol, November 28–December 24 in the historic Pabst Theater in downtown Milwaukee.

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OLIDAY SEASON A CHRISTMAS CAROL is more than just a story or a play.

Milwaukee Rep’s history. From the set to costumes, lights to

To many in the Milwaukee area, it is a treasured tradition,

sound, patrons will be transported to Victorian London for a

the beginning of the holiday season. It is also the introduction

magical immersive experience.

to live theater for many young children. Milwaukee Repertory

“I wanted to give the audience a more interactive

Theater presents their annual production of A Christmas Carol,

experience as well as a cross-generational experience,”

November 28–December 24 in the historic Pabst Theater in

said Mark Clements when describing his approach to the

downtown Milwaukee.

adaption of the beloved tale.

Milwaukee Rep has produced A Christmas Carol in the

The Rep’s production has all the bells and whistles,

Pabst Theater annually since 1975. A stunningly beautiful

including a double turntable stage, original music and beloved

1,300-seat European opera house, the Pabst Theater was built

carols, costumes with LED lights, and eye-popping special

in 1895 by Captain Frederick Pabst, founder of the Pabst

effects including falling snow. The entire production was

Brewery. The 2017 production of A Christmas Carol marks

created in The Rep’s shops by local theater artisans.

42 years of Wisconsin’s favorite holiday tradition in the Pabst

The centerpiece of the production is the set designed by

Theater and the second year of a new adaption written by

longtime Milwaukee Rep collaborator Todd Edward Ivins.

Artistic Director, Mark Clements.

More than three years in the making, the set features dozens

The new adaptation of A Christmas Carol features the largest and most technologically complex design in

of vertical panels that make up a 19th-century London skyline before unfolding like a storybook to create the Opposite page and top: Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s A Christmas Carol. Featuring Jonathan Wainwright, Edward Owczarski and cast. This page far left: Murder For Two at the Stackner Cabaret with Matt Edmonds and Joe Kinosian. Left: Holmes and Watson at the Quadracci Powerhouse with Mark Corkins, Rex Young and Norman Moses.




interior spaces where the tale is told. Theatergoers will see Victorian London twist and turn to reveal the picturesque scenes we all know and love.


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Costumes inspired by the famous novel’s descriptions were brought to life by Costume Designer Alexander Tacoma. In 2016 new costumes were introduced for the main

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characters including some special high tech accessories for the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, Future, and the Ghost of Jacob Marley. The 2017 production features new costumes for the rest of ensemble, completing Tacoma’s costume design vision. Along with the wonders onstage, a stunning score composed by John Tanner gives audiences a more in-depth feel for Dickens’ well-known characters. Tanner also wrote “When I’m Dreaming” a song Tiny Tim sings about his Christmas wish. The beautiful new compositions blend seamlessly with the traditional Christmas carols that are sung throughout the show, including audience

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favorite “Joy to the World.” Milwaukee actor Jonathan Wainwright returns as The Rep’s twelfth Scrooge along with professional actors from across Wisconsin and the country. In addition, 18 local children will round out the cast of the Dickens classic. Here are just a few of the rave reviews for the 2016 production which marked the premiere of the Clements’ adaptation: “This especially family-friendly production entertains all ages,” -Broadway World; “Quite the accomplishment for everyone involved in this ambitious project,” -Waukesha Freeman; “It’s an incredible feat of both creative taste and engineering that is not to be missed,”– OnMilwaukee; “The surprise gift you didn’t expect Santa would leave you on Christmas morning,” -ShowBiz Chicago Designers Powers Downtown 301 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI. 53202 414.272.4510 Monday thru Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-5. Closed Sunday

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T H E M I LW A U K E E R E P Continued from page 10

In addition to A Christmas Carol, Milwaukee Rep is producing two other shows this holiday season sure to appeal to the mystery fan: Murder for Two and Holmes and Watson. Murder for Two is a murder mystery musical comedy running through January 14, 2018. Co-written by and starring Milwaukee High School of the Arts graduate Joe Kinosian, Murder for Two features two actors playing thirteen roles and the piano in an entertaining homage to old-fashioned whodunits. Everyone is a suspect in this fast-paced and hysterical evening of fun. For more serious mystery fans, The Rep offers the Midwest Premiere of Holmes and Watson running now through December 17, 2017. Everyone loves Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson. This “locked-room mystery” is filled with disguise, deduction, unexpected, gasp-inducing twists and mindbending surprises. This thrilling new drama was written by Jeffrey Hatcher, the celebrated writer of the movie Mr. Holmes, and is directed by former Rep Artistic Director Joseph Hanreddy To kick-off 2018, Milwaukee Rep brings two distinctly different and exciting new productions to the stage. First, George Orwell’s Animal Farm will be in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 9–February 11, 2018. This vibrant and moving production will breathe fresh life into a literary classic as resonant today as when it was first published. Opening soon after in the Stackner Cabaret is Black Pearl Sings! on stage from

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AS WE COME to the close of another year, we reflect back on all we have to be thankful for and what we can look forward to in the coming year. We added many new and experienced sales associates who contribute so much to the already existing culture of family at

providing a Christmas to children who ordinarily would not have

our office. As a whole, our office is privileged to help many families

one. Founded by Del Rohr and continued by his daughter Christine

realize the dream of home ownership. As it does every year, our

Rohr Caponigro and a host of agent and employee volunteers, it is

office truly embodies the spirit of our mission statement which

supported by fundraiser activities throughout the year, including chili

begins, “We are a team…” and that along with the success of our

cook offs, auctions and bake sales. C4K provides a day of Christmas

agents in their real estate business, has created a strong spirit of

cheer to over 300 children from the Milwaukee Metropolitan area.

giving back to the community. Whether volunteering or fundraising,

All of our efforts culminate in a Christmas Party at Klemmer’s

the spirit of helping others grows stronger year after year. Several

Banquet Hall with a morning of gifts, stockings, books, face painting,

company-wide activities originated at the Elmbrook/Wauwatosa

a visit from Santa, lunch and so much more along with so many

Office such as our quarterly blood drives and our largest yearly

wonderful stories of what this day means to the kids.

event, Christmas is for Kids (C4K), is celebrating its 33rd year of

February found us as a company at the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center being treated to the fun of Mission Possible, a take-off on the Mission Impossible theme complete with our President, Joe Horning, flying in on a helicopter with the locked brief case containing our mission for the year. It was great fun as we Continued on page 18

Top: The Elmbrook/Wauwatosa Office at the Wisconsin Mortgage thank you party. Top right: Wanda Lamon, Sarah Rappold, Jana Harberg, Beth Jaworski, Ruth Robertson, Rose Paul and Melissa Pups getting ready for the parade. Far left: Deborah Brown delivering school supplies to Our Next Generation. Left: Joe Horning Mission Possible Company Awards. DECEMBER 2017


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and was themed, “What’s Cookin’ on Warren

In July we celebrated the 4th of July with

Ave?” Some of our agents participated as

an entry in the Wauwatosa Parade. The theme

Continued from page 15

docents and the event as always attracted a large

was Hats off to America and our agents wore

recognized the top agents in the company

number of participants. Shorewest supplies

big hats and handed out candy and Shorewest

and charted the course for the year ahead.

the large color posters displayed in each home

logoed red bags to collect the parade route

It again brought home to all of us that it’s

and agents donate both money and time to

loot. August saw our agents manning our

not the number of homes that we sell, it’s the

participate. This is the WHS’s largest fundraiser

tent as the exclusive real estate sponsor of

families that we help along the way.

of the year. Shorewest also sponsored the Tour

Hart Fest at Hart Park. Our community

of America’s Dairyland bike race which included

sponsorship offers Elmbrook/Wauwatosa

several Wauwatosa fundraisers as well. The

the local leg, East Tosa Grand Prix, and had a

agents the opportunity to connect with friends

Wauwatosa Historical Society Tour of Homes

number of agents representing our office and

and clients in fun and interesting ways outside

featured old houses with newfangled kitchens

the community they serve at the race.

of a business atmosphere. In September we

Our office had the privilege of sponsoring

got together for a picnic at Mitchell Park and all brought a dish to share and had some

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fun playing giant Jenga. As an office we also get together outside the office at least once a quarter to unwind, regroup and just enjoy each other’s company. Just a few of the many other charities that we support, include, Our Next Generation, Food for Families, Hunger Task Force, Coats for Kids and a monthly Casual Day. Each month a Shorewest office or department chooses a charity, and for a $2 donation, we are able to dress casually that day for a cause. Shorewest matches the Shorewest employee and sales associate donations up to $1,000. Last year that amounted to more than $24,000 from our monthly Casual Day efforts company wide, Shorewest donated $11,175 to the 2016 United Way Campaign and more than $8,481 to the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and contributes to more than 50 local charities. “It is truly a privilege to be part of a local, successful company that gives back to the communities that it serves. We are proud to again be named a Top Workplace by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for the sixth year in a row and to receive the Deloitte Touche Wisconsin’s Top 75 for the 16th year in a row. Our contributions to the community highlight our company belief that giving knows no season,” shared Deborah Brown, Sales Director and Kevin Rigg, Assistant Sales Director. “We’re

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A BLAZING SUNSET paints a rich palette over

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E XCLUSIV E RE TRE AT defined by decorative, wood-paneled columns supporting elegant arches, creating a perfect entertaining space. Custom painted, finger jointed poplar woodwork with three-and-ahalf inch casings and five-and-a-half inch base moldings run throughout the house while the main level features all eight foot knotty alder doors. Walls, as you would expect in a home of this high caliber, are textured thin coat plaster and at least ten feet high. To the right, the great room’s ceiling opens to over seventeen feet and is beautifully accented with glazed timber trusses which echo the design of the exterior’s gables. Elegant glass French doors with large transoms and wrought-iron “Juliet” balcony offer stunning western views of Whittaker Bay while the tiled gas fireplace with its elegant mantle provides the perfect focal point for this large, yet comfortable room. A small stand-behind bar, situated at an angle with a knotty alder wood bar top, granite counters and knotty alder tongue-and-groove ceiling, occupies its own arch, situated in such a way as to facilitate mingling while still providing


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Brookfield Estate This rare private 9.75-acre estate in the City of Brookfield is set on a wooded setting with Poplar Creek running through it. As you cross over the private bridge or go through the 2nd entrance through electronic gate, the property opens to manicured grounds and beautiful Colonial that includes inground pool, pool house w/hot tub and bar inside. There is a Gazebo with gas fire pit and lighted Basketball Court behind the Pool House. There are 3 incredible levels to this Miller built home with walk outs to private patio areas. A Large Gourmet Kitchen with beautiful Dining areas and much more. Close to Corners of Brookfield, freeway and Elmbrook Schools!

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storage provided by a large, attached pantry. Opposite the work area of the kitchen is the hearth room, another signature feature of the builder. This cozy, yet versatile room centers around a handsome tile fireplace with alder wood mantle. It is the right size to be a small eating area or, as it is being used now, a cozy sitting room with views of the lake. The hearth room leads to the home’s formal dining room. With its signature hickory wood floors and knotty alder details such as millwork, wrought iron chandelier and arched, beamed ceiling, the elegance of this room is how it can make even the most formal dining E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S



Powers Jewelry Designers River’s End Gallery Ken Swanson, a lifelong resident of Wisconsin, was born in Superior. After schooling and service, he made his way to Milwaukee in 1973. He found the prints of local artists and developed an interest in their work. He began to make his own prints in 1993 and became a full time artist concentrating on the hand colored linoleum block print. His images touch on a wide variety of subjects, including nature, literature, everyday objects, and holiday images. Many of his original handmade prints are also available as cards, ornaments, and pins. Discover Ken’s work at River’s End Gallery, 890 Elm Grove Road, Elm Grove WI 262-780-191. or

Ladies 18K white gold diamond split shank double halo ring featuring a 3.45ct. radiant cut center diamond with SI-1 clarity and J color (GIA #15624467). Elegantly pave’ set are 70 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 1.68 carat total weight. Total price $32,000. This beautiful piece is available at Powers Jewelry Designers. Powers Downtown 301 East Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee. 414-272-4510.

Cherry Pickin’s Home Furnishing Consignment In addition to home furnishings consignment and custom upholstered furniture made in Wisconsin, you can find a fun, eclectic selection of home décor at Cherry Pickin’s in downtown West Bend, Wisconsin. Stop in at 337 North Main Street, to see this and so much new arriving daily. For more information call 262-438-0008 or visit Like them on Facebook.



E XCLUSIV E RE TRE AT occasion feel like a friendly, family meal. Built-in, glazed and distressed China cabinets, and a butler’s pantry are opposite a large, transomed window with a beautifully natural view of Okauchee Lake framed by the custom landscaping just outside. Just past the dining room, through a large doorway flanked by wrought iron sconces you come to the den with its stone fireplace, arched and beamed ceiling, custom alder Wines by the Sample, Glass, Bottle or Batch. Beer and wine making supplies along with wine décor gifts available.

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wood entertainment center and wrought iron chandelier. This creates a perfect area for friends to enjoy a glass of vintage wine and good conversation as the sun sets outside its ample windows. The sanctuary of the master suite is located opposite all the public areas of the home and is accessed via a long hall, assuring its privacy. This luxuriously carpeted room has an elegant, white-mantled gas fireplace, trayed ceiling, wrought iron chandelier and more beautiful, natural views of Whittaker Bay. It continues the theme of simple, homey elegance that weaves its way through the home. The suite offers double

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system and plenty of room for your wardrobe. The travertine-tiled master bath features a and jetted tub; all with oiled bronze fixtures. Completing the first floor of this spectacular home, there is a discrete powder hickory wood floors, a convenient laundry room and the back hallway has a custom wood bench with beadboard back and coat hooks. Back in the foyer, mill made stairs with custom newel posts and a decorative wool runner lead you to the homes expansive lower level, which is perfectly suited for families with young adults. The space, with generous ten-foot ceilings, takes full advantage of the property’s natural slope towards the lake by offering an over seven hundred square foot, bright walk-out family room its main feature.


A stone fireplace warms the area and creates a handsome focal point, while a small kitchenette with tile floor, stainless steel appliances, alder wood eating bar and tongue-and-groove ceiling




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give a level of self-sufficiency to those who may occupy this spacious level. Those occupants are treated to two bedroom suites, each with walk-in closets, tiled full baths, and lake views. There is also a private office which offers an area

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to study, work or just enjoy some alone time. While an unconventional design, it is really ideal, especially for those with high school or college-aged kids as it offers them a level of autonomy and independence before they “leave the nest”. Usually, a downside of this design is a lack of storage space, but that is no issue here! Hickory Hill Homes installed a Spancrete floor in the garage which allows for an unfinished space with the same square footage as the three-car garage above. The area under the dining room and den is also unfinished. However, it doesn’t all have to be storage.

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These areas could also make excellent work/ craft rooms or even a fantastic home theater! Maybe a combination of some or all the above.

This is one of those special few homes which offers a little of everything for even the most discerning home buyer. Its semi-traditional exterior leads way to a non-traditional floor plan with interesting shapes and ceiling lines which make full use of lighting to create a sense of drama to the home. The over four thousand square feet is made to feel comfortable and like a home by careful use of columns and arches to divide rooms instead of walls, all of which create a wonderful space for entertaining. The flipped two story design allows for a larger, more useful living space giving autonomy to its residents,

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while allowing for convenience on the first floor. Lastly, the custom landscaping provides a stunning foreground to the beauty of quiet Whittaker Bay and Okauchee Lake beyond. This is an almost once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own the personal home of one of the Milwaukee area’s premiere builders–don’t miss it! This property is offered for sale at


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The Ottoman Society Make history with your family at this stunning one-of-a-kind table designed for the home of Milwaukee beer baron Frederick Miller, founder of The Miller Brewing Company. Dating from about 1870, this beautiful table with ornate base will make a statement in your home for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for traditional, mid-century or modern, you’ll discover the finest in consignment furniture, art and accessories at The Ottoman Society in the heart of Elm Grove. Visit us for that special buying experience or a friendly place to sell your treasures at 13408 Watertown Plank Road, Elm Grove, 53122–behind Great Harvest Bread Co. 262-786-1786 or Now open Mondays.

the GALLERY Riverview Antique Market This ruby red jacquard dress along with a Mozambique garnet necklace can be found at Riverview Antique Market which has the best collections of vintage clothing in the Midwest. We are now newly re-located at 2045 West St. Paul Ave., Milwaukee, WI. Call 414-278-9999 for more information. Stop in and visit us 7 days a week during our Holiday Sale and find the perfect gift for your special someone.

A Touch of Color Stained Glass Studio This stained glass piece was made to a clients custom specifications. At A Touch of Color Stained Glass Studio, Renata takes your needs and ideas from conception through completion. Windows, doors, lights and more are created with distinction and elegance. Beautiful stained glass, and 27 plus years of experience makes every work of art unique and your own. Gift certificates, repair, restoration and classes are also available. Stop in at 756 East Wisconsin Avenue in Oconomowoc, WI, or call Renata at 262-560-1169 with your ideas and needs. Visit for more details. DECEMBER 2017


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casual style on LAC LA BELLE With 120-feet of incredible sandy beach and weedfree swimming frontage this amazing lake home manages to blend comfort, elegance and fun. Rich hardwood floors flow throughout this contemporary Colonial. A spectacular great room can accommodate large families plus friends and features a vaulted ceiling, gas fireplace, and a large granite wet bar. The new Kitchen is straight out of Architecture Digest and sure to please with an island, pantry plus granite and designer stainless steel appliances. This impressive home features tremendous lake views from practically every room. Professionally landscaped grounds. Move right in and enjoy.

If you would like more information on this property, contact Pat Bolger of the Pat Bolger Realty Group at 262-313-8797.



Clocks of Distinction This unique floor clock design combines two rustic live edge wood slabs with contemporary polished nickelfinished metal accents. Each clock is one-of-a-kind due to the natural imperfections of the solid rustic Acacia hardwood slabs with knots, raw edges, and machine marks.


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CLASP CHRISTMAS close to you. Hold it fast in your embrace so that the billowing fogs of prejudice, disdain and indifference so sadly prevalent in much of today’s thinking can in no way deprive you of its wondrous beauty. I am not talking about the commercially accepted concept of Christmas; I am talking about the old-fashioned, almost outmoded concept of the spirit of Christmas. Suppose you could not afford to buy gifts for your family and friends. Would that deprive you of celebrating Christmas? Is Christmas a mere exchange of gifts? Were the wise men commercially-minded when they traveled a great distance to bring the finest they possessed to the Christ Child, or did they see beyond the visible to the Infinite the child symbolized? Did they kneel in homage to a human being or in awe to a vision? Must today’s technological age be permitted to deprive us of the faith upon which Christianity has been built? Is faith not the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen? Can we afford to cast aside the only Power and Presence upon which we can rely for safe conduct through a maze of bewildering digressions in the field of the spiritual? Christmas is an individual matter. To some it may be walking through snow-laden streets to a midnight Mass with its candlelight procession dispelling the darkness of human beliefs, its chorus of richly blended voices proclaiming the birth of a Savior— “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” For some it might be a Christmas oratorio—massed choruses, glorious arias, a supporting orchestral accompaniment all combining to erase the pressures of today’s world as one is enfolded in the joy of the spirit. For some it may be the happiness of the family drawn together in love of one another and of the special occasion they are celebrating. Surely nothing can exceed the joy of Christmas when a father and mother and their children and children’s children come together to commemorate the birth of the Christ with Christmas gifts, a gaily decorated tree, laughter and, above all, a conscious awareness of the real meaning of Christmas. If you are among those fortunate enough to have Christmas in your heart, take a few seconds on Christmas Eve to step out-of-doors and search the heavens for a star, one that shines more brilliantly than do the others. You will find, as you gaze intently upward, that it makes contact with you. It says, reassuringly, “Be not afraid. All is well. I am the star the wise men followed. I am the star the world will once again hold fast in its embrace because I am the star that leads to the Christ Child. Just follow me.” E X C L U S I V E LY Y O U R S

It is not too late to live on a lake

PINE LAKE Elegant 4,500-sq.-ft. New England shingle-style home. A unique home with lake views from every main room, including a turret topped by a crow’s nest. Nestled on 6 acres, featuring 230’ of prime lake frontage. $2,850,000

DELAFIELD Exceptional 6,000-s.-ft. custom built 4-BR, 5.5BA, executive home on beautiful 5 acres. 2 story foyer. Burmeister woodwork, cabinetry and millwork. Impressive spiral staircase. Upstairs second family room with 3 ensuite bedrooms. 20-car Garage. $1,295,000

LAC LA BELLE 120’ of sandy beach and swimming frontage. Rich wood floors throughout. Spectacular great room features a large granite wet bar. New Kitchenwith more granite and designer stainless steel appliances. Tremendous lake views. $1,290,000

LAC LA BELLE This exquisite home marries historic details with modern sophistication. Stunning foyer with stained glass and exquisite woodwork. Bright kitchen with professional-grade appliances. 102' of pristine lake frontage. $1,160,000

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BOLGER OKAUCHEE LAKE Modern Ranch home with 1st floor master bedroom suite on a lake with tremendous views of the water and swimable frontage. The main level has a large walk-out deck overlooking the lake and the finished lower level. $1,149,000

LAC LA BELLE Quality and craftsmanship set on 180-ft. of the finest lake frontage on Lac La Belle. Features lake views from practically every room.Multiple decks and a private lakeside yard. Walk downtown to shops and restaurants. $948,900


R E A L T Y DELAFIELD Executive retreat. Private 1.5-acre wooded hilltop over looking the Arbors Sub. The home radiates elegance and sophistication. Perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Finished lower level features a lounge and pub room that rival any you’ve ever seen. $895,000

SUMMIT Over 8,000-sq.-ft. Ranch home nestled on almost 4 acres. Luxury details include a 2 story great room with floor to ceiling red granite fireplace and bar room with a dedicated wine cellar. The pole barn can easily showcase 4 cars. $895,000

UPPER NASHOTAH LAKE Tremendous views over one of Lake Country’s finest lakes. 144’ of prime lake frontage on a private semi-wooded acre lot. Perfect location for building your dream home or update the mid century Ranch home. $775,000

DELAIELD PENTHOUSE CONDO Situated in and overlooking downtown historic Delafield sits this top floor penthouse style condo. Luxury appointments. Elevator, heated garage and a private roof top balcony and patio. $725,000


OCONOMOWOC Custom built, split bedroom Ranch. Built in 2011with over 2,800 -sq.-ft. of living space with high volume ceilings, dark plank hardwood floors, a spectacular kitchen with a granite breakfast bar and high line Viking stainless steel appliances. $575,000

The New 2018 Lincoln Navigator Arriving Soon at Uptown



The 2018 Lincoln Navigator Black Label brings together superior design and premium service through a curated collection of interior themes and membership privileges. Enjoy an upscale evening out to celebrate your new Black Label Navigator and let Uptown detail your vehicle each year to make sure it still feels new!   

Find yourself at ease and in command with a Twin-Turbocharged 3.5L engine and a 10-speed transmission. The engine, capable of producing 450 horsepower, represents a number of firsts for Lincoln, including complete electronic control of a turbocharged engine and dual-point fuel injection. With the addition of a 10-speed transmission, drivers and passengers will experience a smooth and controlled ride in this industry changing 3-row luxury SUV. Uptown will make your ownership easy with complementary Lincoln pickup and delivery service. We will come to you and pick up your vehicle for all your service or maintenance needs, as well as provide a loaner Lincoln until service is completed. Check out the new 2018 Lincoln Navigator at Uptown Lincoln.

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Exclusively yours december 2017  
Exclusively yours december 2017