Mark Your Calendar For The Ghoulish Gallop!

The Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin (RASCW) has sponsored a 5K walk/run and 10K run event called Home Run for the past 15 years. This year the organization continues the tradition with a new name: The Ghoulish Gallop! This year’s event is taking place on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 8:30am. Participants each receive an authentic running shirt, there will be treats, games for kids and even a costume contest. This event continues to be a fundraiser for organizations such as Operation Fresh Start and Habitat For Humanity.

Plan to participate – it’s fun AND it supports a great cause!

Madison: Big Enough To Be A City, Small Enough To Be A Town

Madison, Wisconsin is consistently ranked as a highly desirable place to live, work, and play. With a population of over 200,000 it’s a fairly large city (especially in the State of Wisconsin). However, many refer to Madison as “a big small town” because there are many things about Madison that give it a small town feel. Here are some examples:

Big City: Madison is home to a world class University in the University of Wisconsin as well as several other smaller colleges.

Small Town: Madison has one of the top ranked Farmers’ Markets in the country.

Big City: Madison has world class hospitals and research facilities.

Small Town: Madison has a reputation as being a very walkable and bike friendly city.

Big City: Madison is home to many world class restaurants.

Small Town: Madison still has quaint diners.

Big City: Madison has a world class performing arts center and a dynamic children’s museum.

Small Town: Madison’s famed State Street is closed to automobiles.

The list goes on an on – big city perks and small town perks. Overall, a great place to call home. If you are ready to learn more about Madison – the real estate market and otherwise, email heidi@glassslipperhomes.com!

ZOOM! WHIZ! WOW! A High-Speed History of Madison’s Soap Box Derby

Learn about the history and experience the thrill of the soap box derby’s heyday in Madison from the mid-1930s through the 1950s as well as the excitement of today’s derby-racing action.  Visit Madison’s Wisconsin Historical Museum for this unique exhibit.  See unique cars, mementos, souvenirs, photos, and film from the days when zooming down a hill in a home-built car was the most fun a kid could have.

This interesting exhibit will run from June 26, 2010 – September 11, 2010. Located on the Capitol Square in Madison, the Wisconsin Historical Museum is full of wonderful information about the State’s rich history. The museum is open from 9am-4pm daily and is located: 30 N Carroll St . Madison, Wisconsin 53703 and you can reach them by (608) 264-6555.  Suggested Donation is $2.00/person

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Golf Season In Madison

The Madison area  is a great place to be if you love to golf.  The city offers four premiere public golf courses for residents and visitors. They are Odana Hills, Glenway, Monona and Yahara Hills.

Each of these courses are led by Professional Golf Associations professionals and you will find all the courses challenging and a great time!

Odana Hills is a popular west side 18-hole regulation golf course and challenges golfers of all abilities and levels. The par-72 course is one of the most popular in the state and hosts several city tournaments each year.

Glenway Golf Course, located on Madison’s near west side, features a par-32 course that was first opened for play in 1927. This scenic course has the character and challenge people love. It features small greens and mature tree-lined fairways.

Monona Golf Course, a 9-hole regulation course, is located on Madison’s eastside. The par-36 course features well bunkered fairways and greens. It also has an excellent driving range with all natural grass tees.

Yahara Hills is a 36-hole regulation course that opened in 1967. It is Madison’s largest facility with two 18-hole championship courses and has hosted various national and state tournaments. Both 18-hole courses feature large bunkered greens, well-placed hazards and beautiful water features. A practice area, which includes a 40, 000 square foot putting green and large driving range, is suitable for major competitions and available for those who would like to sharpen their skills.

Season passes can be purchased at Odana Hills and Yahara Hills Golf Course and can also be renewed online. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned golfer, the City of Madison offers excellent golf courses and many are award winning!

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