FEBRUARY 2010

Deep winter is exquistely beautiful. Wake up in the AM with fresh powder on the ground and trees lined with snow. Since we don't have the traffic of a large city our snow stays white and pretty longer. It's not the slushy, black, gray and white stuff. Our driveway is 850ft to our house on North Lake Leelanau. We have SOS plow anything over 6 inches. Since we have 4 wheel drive we can handle anything less than 6. Remember when you visit or make permanant residence in the winter you should have 4 wheel or all wheel drive cars or trucks.

Just to let you know home sales picked up in the last quarter of 2009. But vacant land was just not moving that much. We are seeing more movement in sales in the first quarater of 2010.

 

NEW LISTINGS:
Outstanding and beautiful Little Traverse Lake compound on 1.30 acres.Traditonal Leelanau Bungalow totally remodeled with five bedrooms and three baths, 2,496 sq.ft. in main house plus rentable guest cottage should rent for $750. to $1,000 per week. It sleeps 6 people. Of course, if you don't want to rent it, just perfect to put additional family and friends in their own cottage. Imagine taking a slow sauna then jumping into the sand bottom lake for a bracing and refreshing dip and swim. Large country kitchen faces the lake, plus dining room, living room with fireplace and front porch where your white wicker furniture will just look perfect.. Large deck faces the water for your special July 4th party. Home sits back from the road for privacy
and all outbuildings are well maintained. That includes workshop and tool shed, guest cottage, sauna, 2 car garage and garden potting shed.. MLS 1711673 $699,000
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$699,000

 

NEW VACANT LAND LISTINGS:

YOU ARE READY TO BUILD A NEW UP NORTH HOME . Lovely neighborhood with easy access to Traverse City and just south of Suttons Bay. Check out these two side by side 2 acre parcels of open land easy to build with wells already installled. MLS 1711668 & 1711669 $29,900 each.. In that same location, do you want a treed parcel on cul de sac or corner lot? Check out these MLS 1711700 @ $36,900 and MLS 1711697 @$49,900.

 

 

RESTAURANT:
DICK'S POUR HOUSE ON PHILLIPS STREET WHICH IS M-204. An Up North bar and restaurant where locals and tourists meet. Deer heads and stuffed fish abound on the walls. Great burgers with all the fixings, homemade soups, huge Nachos, pizza, fried chicken, fish, roast beef on Saturdays and steaks. plus homemade pies. Daily specials, come as you are & no reservations..

 

 

RECIPE: From The Best 50 Salsas
SALSA VERDE: Have you seen the small green tomatoes with husks on them in the produce dept at Meijers where the Mexican peppers are located? This is where you will find the tomatillos for this recipe.
This is an all purpose green salsa. It's excellent with chicken, pork, fish or just served with Mexican chips.

10 tomatillos, husks removed
2 jalapeno pepers OR 2 serrano chiles, finely chopped including the seeds. Use serrano if you like very hot sauce. Two cloves of minced garlic, 1/4 cup of chopped onion, 1/2 cup of fresh chopped cilantro, salt to taste and water to thin mixture.Place tomatillos in saucepan and cover with water. simmer until tender, drain and cool. Combine all ingredients. Chop in food processor or blender. Add salt and enough water to thin to desired consistency. Serve at room temperature or cover and chill.
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STATE THEATRE MOVIES:
They held over UP IN THE AIR SO LONG THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN A NEW MOVIE SINCE SEEING THAT ONE WHICH WE LOVED.

 


THE BAY THEATRE:

Saw THE BLIND SIDE with Sandra Bullock. Absolutely loved it. She should get the Oscar for this movie based on a true story about a homeless young man that has been abandonned by his mother and is rescued by an upcale family. He becomes a famous football star. Very uplifting! 4 out of 5 stars


INVICTUS Starring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandella.Story of how Mandella pulled the whites and
blacks together through the love of football. Superb 5 out of 5 stars.

 

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD AT THE STATE THEATRE: SOLD OUT: This Carmen performance was one of the best in my life. The Latvian soprano reigns supreme as the Gypsy Carmen . The first Carmen I ever saw was done by Rise Stevens who I interviewd in person at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. I have continued to rate her as the best, untill I saw this recent Carmen.. In this performance Carmen sang, danced and acted with such Gypsy reality, it took my breathe away. ALL THE OTHER PERFORMANCES WERE SUPERB. Took my grand daughter Kathryn to this, her first opera. She said Wow, All the sex and violence was so reaL AND THE MUSIC SO BEAUTIFU. She is 12 YEARS OLD AND HAS ATTENDED INTERLOCHEN
NATIONAL MUSIC CAMP FOR 3 YEARS.

SIMON BOCCANEGRA Feb. 6th,
HAMLET March 27th
 ARMIDA May 1st.
All performances start at 1PM.

 

THE BAY FILM SERIES:
In Suttons Bay Sun-Tues.
Great films you will not see at the Multi-Plex.

Seraphine (France) Jan 10-12,Wonderful not to be missed. It is on Netflix.
Treeless Mountain (South Korea) Feb. 7-9,
March and April to be announced. Order: the bay@chartermi.net or call 231-271-5800

 

NETFLIX::
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 2:
Ben Stiller plays museum watcheman plus Amy Adams as Amelia Erhardt and Christoper Guest,Owen Wilson, and Dick Van Dyke star. Takes place at The Smithsonian Institue in Washinton, DC. This SEQUEL IS NOT AS GOOD AS THE ORIGINAL. 3 out of 5 stars.
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THE WEATHER GIRL: Just a bunch of mish mash about the weather TV business and relsationships. Not worth my time. 1.5 stars out of 5.

ANATOMY OF A MURDER: Superb classic murder-thriller with James Stewart, Lee Remick, Eve Arden and directed by Otto Preminger. Takes place in the U.P.
with scenes shot on location in Michigan. I read the book before seeing the movie and thought they stayed close to the storyline. Movie nominated for 7 Oscars. I loved it 5 out or 5 stars.

CLASSIC COMEDY/DRAMA MIDNIGHT COWBOY
starting Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight. A classic story of two hustlers: cowboy of the west and New York sleasy underground kind of person. They are down and out and have an improbale friendship. Acadamy Awards
for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. This is the first X rated movie to wind an Oscar as Best Picture. 5 out of 5 stars.


So many wonderful types of properties for you to snap up. Houses and commerical properties
just at the best prices ever. In five years from now you will be so happy you found your dream home and bought it at the right price.


Please call me, tell me what you are looking for and I will e-mail you all the listings that are possible according to your goals. 231-218-7653 or e-mail at judy@judylevin.com

 

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