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table of contents the good life  4 live   cost of living  5   homes  5   education  6   health care  8

work   business  9   location  10   support  10

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  parks & recreation  11   shopping  11   dining  12   lodging  13   entertainment  13

This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the Green Lake Town Square 492 Hill Street • Green Lake, WI 54941 Phone: (920) 807-0008 Email: info@greenlakerenewal.org Website: www.greenlakerenewal.org Copyright© 2015 Town Square Publications 155 E. Algonquin Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005 www.townsquarepublications.com Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. Green Lake Town Square and Town Square Publications assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact Green Lake Town Square with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of Green Lake Town Square and Town Square Publications is prohibited. Chairman, CEO and Publisher Douglas K. Ray President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Stone Director Scott Ray Editor Gerry Alger Production Manager Joe Nugara Content Coordinator/Client Liaison Stefanie Mikutis Graphic Designer Jodi Hanson Ad Production Coordinators David Abraham and Tiffany Salerno Directory Coordinator Michael Sumrak Acquisition & Sales Jacklyn Ewerdt

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Relax

Sit back and

Welcome to Casual Living Outfitters, where we offer the area’s largest selection of outdoor furniture! We offer many styles from Lloyd Flanders, Kingsley-Bate, Seaside Casual, Treasure Garden, Winston, Woodard and more. Choose from our full line of outdoor dining and deep seating furniture for your patio or sunroom, both residential and commercial. Enjoy the convenience of online shopping!

CASUAL LIVING

Outfitters LLC

1084 Mapes Dr. | Ripon WI 54971 | 920.748.9088 | info@patiosam.com

Carpet Hardwood & Refinishing Tile LVT & Vinyl Granite, Quartz, Corian Blinds

920-748-6867 • www.surfaceandsurroundingsinc.com W14480 Hwy. 23 West • Ripon, WI 54971 (One mile west of Ripon)

Expert

Tree Care

IF IT’S NEW, IT’S HERE.

Yes...we come to your town!

• Tree & Stump Removal • Stump Grinding • Tree Trimming • Vegetation Management

• Lot Clearing • Long-Term Tree Care Plans • Pre-Construction Consulting • We Climb Too!

FIREWOOD Picked Up or Delivered to your home or campsite!

Mirr of Green Lake A Trusted Name Since 1945 Anne & Philip Mirr

SPOT THE TRENDS. SET THE PACE.

CHANGE YOUR STYLE.

All the emerging style and trends from top designers and leading manufacturers. If your style is inspired by what’s new and what’s next, follow your instincts to Farrell’s in downtown Ripon. It’ll make a world of difference in how you decorate.

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the good life This is it. Beautiful homes. Top-notch schools. Friendly neighbors. Trees. Rivers. Lakes. Bike paths. In the Green Lake area, people care about you. Crime is practically non-existent. The cost of living is low. And you can get outdoors and enjoy life. A visit to Green Lake gets people thinking what they really want out of life. Come to play? Want to stay? Whether you’re here for the first time or you’re one of our regulars, make sure to visit Town Square, our fabulous community center located in the historic former Green Lake County Courthouse in downtown Green Lake. Opened in 2012, Town Square is a project created entirely by the people of the Green Lake area. Here, you’ll find artists and scientists, athletes and scholars, thinkers and doers … all working and playing together.

Green Lake County is Safe: It is one of the five safest places to live in Wisconsin. Inexpensive: The average four-bedroom, two-bath home costs less than a third of

what it would in Naperville, Illinois.

Fun: It is Wisconsin’s Number One County for access to recreational facilities.

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610 South St, Green Lake

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live   cost

of living

Groceries. Housing. Utilities. It all adds up. But in the Green Lake area, it doesn’t add up quite so fast. With our low cost of living, you have more money to spend on the things you enjoy. Give yourself a raise … if you make $50,000 per year, and move here from Dane County, Wisconsin, that same salary gives you an extra $3,510 in disposable income. Moving from DuPage County, Illinois raises that figure to $7,306, and moving from Cook County, Illinois ups it to $7,734 per year. What will you do with that extra money?

  homes What’s your dream? A country estate? A historic townhouse? A lakeside cottage? The Green Lake area is a house hunter’s heaven. Here, you can live in a spectacular home for a fraction of the cost of urban and suburban areas. According to a national survey, the average four-bedroom, two-bath home in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin is priced at $658,371. In Madison, Wisconsin, that home lists for $316,841. And in Naperville, Illinois, its price is $567,845. Here in the Green Lake area, the average four-bedroom, twobath home sells for $177,013.

SARAH LOBERG

Sales Associate, REALTOR 518 Mill Street, P.O. Box 637 • Green Lake, WI 54941 Office: 920.294.0122 • 800.611.0122 Fax: 920.294.0132 • Mobile: 920.229.6266 piepiorkassarah@yahoo.com www.special-property.com

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live   education

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School in the Green Lake area is all about personal attention. Student-teacher ratios at all five area schools fall well below the Wisconsin state average; and with open enrollment, parents and students can decide which of these schools best suit their needs. Teachers, administrators and advisors are deeply committed to helping students develop a life-long love of learning and interest in the world in which we live. Higher Education living in the Green Lake area means access to world-class education. Students come from around the world to attend Ripon College. UW Oshkosh is just a half hour away. And the granddaddy of them all, the internationally prominent University of Wisconsin Madison, is just over an hour’s drive.

Listed on the America’s Most Challenging High School List— an honor achieved by only the top 11 percent of public schools in the country (2015)—the Green Lake School District is equipping our children with the education and tools they need to succeed. As the first 4K-12 International Baccalaureate World School in the state, we offer high quality coursework that enhances student’s international perspective. All this in a community-minded atmosphere that is second to none.

Learn more at www.glsd.k12.wi.us or call us at 920-294-6411.

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Find out what all the buzz is about!

Markesan District Schools are centrally located, easily accessible from surrounding districts and have open enrollment opportunities available. Markesan District Schools 100 East Vista Boulevard P.O. Box 248 Markesan, WI 53946 Phone: 920-398-2373 www.markesan.k12.wi.us

Berlin Area School District

www.berlin.k12.wi.us 920-361-2004

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Berlin, Wisconsin

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live   health

care

The Green Lake County area makes staying healthy easy and fun. Major health care providers work together to deliver top quality services to residents. And the Green Lake Area Health and Wellness Coalition – with members including health care providers, the Green Lake County Health Unit, UW-Extension and area school districts – works to promote and encourage active and healthy lifestyles with projects such as The Walking School Bus and Farm Markets. And, of course, there is no more dedicated person on the planet than a small-town physician. In the Green Lake area, you’ll get the care you need – by a person you know and trust.

RELIEF AWAY FROM HOME?

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Facing an unexpected medical emergency or illness? Looking for medical care at your summer home away from home?

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845 Parkside Street, Ripon Primary Care (920) 745-3520 or (920) 745-3550 Urgent & Emergency Care (920) 745-3440

agnesian.com

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“Comprehensive Care For The Whole Family”

• New Patients Always Welcome • Same Day Emergency Appointments • Invisalign • Se Habla Español

102 W. Huron St. Berlin, WI 54923 920-361-3080

215 Church Street Montello, WI 53949 608-297-2181

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work

  business Today’s new generation of workers want more than a career. They want a life. In the Green Lake area, you can give your employees a lifestyle that they simply can’t get elsewhere. The low cost of real estate has helped make this area home to many entrepreneurs and small businesspeople who have seen their ideas grow into flourishing enterprises. The Green Lake area is truly the best of both worlds. On one hand, you’ll find the Midwestern work ethic. On the other, you’ll see the conference table exchanged for the golf course, bike path or deck of a boat.

A Division of McClone

Philip Burkart Naomi Poock

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Home/Auto Insurance Business Insurance Health Insurance Life Insurance Boat/RV Insurance

504 Hill Street • Green Lake 920-294-6080 • 800-989-6174 www.burkart-heisdorf.com

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work   location So far. Yet so close. Green Lake is smack dab in the center of Wisconsin’s population: about an hour from Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Marshfield. So, no matter where your customers are, they’re never far away. Flying? Select from user-friendly airports in Appleton, Madison or Milwaukee.

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Microsoft OEM Partner System Builder Intel Gold ITP Partner

Repairs • Networking Malware Removal Affordable Managed IT Services for Small Business

Quality Custom-Built Desktop Computers for Serving the Green Lake your OfďŹ ce or Home County area since 1984

  support In the Green Lake area, business is about more than numbers. It’s about relationships. Here, you know your banker and your insurance agent and your attorney – and they know you. They’ll do what it takes to help your business succeed. Need help taking the first step? Call Town Square at (920) 807-0008.

Gail Schroeder, Owner

112 S. Wisconsin St. Downtown Berlin 920-361-4742 www.badgerlandcomputer.com

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play   parks

& recreation

Run. Walk. Hike. Golf. Swim. Fish. Boat. Ski. Sail. Paddle … or just relax with family and friends. Every year, thousands of people flock to the Green Lake area to play outdoors. The lucky ones live here: Green Lake is Wisconsin’s number one county for access to recreational facilities.

  shopping If you love to shop — to find the thing you never knew you wanted — you’ll love the Green Lake area. From Hippies to hipsters, the region is full of small shops and boutiques that reflect the owner’s personality. No same old, same old here.

HATTIE SHERWOOD CAMPGROUND

Ace is the place for value, selection & service

Only Campground on the Beautiful Shores of Green Lake

Hwy. 23 West, Ripon

920-748-3360

Fax: 920-748-3994 Come Explore Green Lake’s Best Kept Secret And Enjoy Our Million Dollar View!

• Boat Launch • Beach/Lifeguards • Camp Store • Modern Restrooms

451 S. Lawson Drive • Green Lake, WI www.hattiesherwood.com camphattie@ci.greenlake.wi.gov

920-229-1828

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Wild Bird Food & Feeders Water Softener Salt LP Tanks Filled Fed Ex & UPS Service Fax & Color Copy Service Pipe Threading Locks Re-Keyed Free Gift Wrapping & Free Local Delivery

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From RV’s to tents...we have a site for you.

Paint Tools Electrical Plumbing Gift Certificates Window & Screen Repair Hardware Lawn & Garden Greenhouse Pool/Spa Supplies HousewaresGiftware

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play   dining Real food. Made by real people. In real restaurants. Dining in the Green Lake area is a true Midwestern experience. No pretensions here. Come as you are for fish, steaks, chicken, pasta, and of course, plenty of cheese and ice cream.

  entertainment Green Lake area residents are always finding a reason to celebrate life. Parties. Concerts. Parades. Festivals. Good food, good music and good friends are never far away. The region is also a haven for artists and entertainers. In every town, and throughout the countryside, you’ll find creative folks who’ve come to the Green Lake area to let their spirits soar. For a full schedule of upcoming events, visit www. greenlakecountry.com

216 Washington St. Uptown Fairwater

920-346-2575 Open Daily: Mon.-Sat. 11am-close Sun. 11am-7pm

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Homemade Pizza served anytime! Daily Lunch Specials Sunday Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

11am-7pm - $2.00 Off Pizzas 4pm till Close - $2.00 Burgers with French Fries All Day - Mexican Menu, Perch or Shrimp Plate 4pm till close - $.35 Chicken Wings Rib-eye Sandwich Served All Day Leahy’s Famous Fish Fry Grilled or Broasted Chicken, Prime Rib All You Can Eat Chicken and Ribs, Shrimp, Split King Crab Legs

Happy Hour 3-6pm Mon-Thurs

New Banquet Hall 308 Washington St.

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play   lodging Your home away from home might be soft cotton sheets on a cushy bed. Or you might prefer a sleeping bag on a bed of pine needles. The Green Lake area has a wide range of bed and breakfasts, resort hotels, family run motels, campgrounds and vacation home rentals. They have just one thing in common: innkeepers who make you feel at home. For more information on area lodging and reservations, visit these area chamber websites: www.berlinchamber.net www.visitgreenlake.com www.markesanwi.com www.princetonwi.com www.ripon-wi.com

Peterson’s HAPPINESS ACRES

Serving Food Sun. - Thurs. 11 am - 9 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am - 10pm

Fish Fry•Broasted Chicken & Much More! Corner of Hwy. A&K 920-748-3661

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N2106 County Road XX in Berlin

Please Call for Appointments

920-361-1757

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Open 7 Days a Week

A Retreat for your Pet while you’re on VACATION!

www.HappinessAcres.com Fully Insured Quality Pet Boarding

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index of advertisers Badgerland Computer Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Barrett House/Samuel’s Grove for the Elderly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Berlin Area School District . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Burkart Heisdorf Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Casual Living Outfitters, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Christianos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Farrell’s Fine Furnishing, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Fox River Family Dentistry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Green Lake Town Square. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Green Lake Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Green Lake School District. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Hattie Sherwood Campground. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Leahy’s Rustic Inn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Markesan District Schools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Mirr of Green Lake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Peterson’s Happiness Acres. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Ripon Ace Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Ripon Medical Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Shoreline Boat Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Special Properties, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Walker’s Bar & Grill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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Markesan

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For the Elderly

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Residential Care Apartment Complex

www.barretthouseinc.com

185 EastJohn Markesan, WI 53946

920.398.2989 Ripon 632 Hilltop Ripon,WI 5497l

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