Thursday, September 20, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
The crowds for the last long weekend of the Summer have begun to swarm the Beach communities along Lake Huron .....and the parties begin.
By next Tuesday most local residents will be happy to have peace and tranquility return to the area. Many will miss the masses especially those retailers and restaurateurs who make most of their yearly sales in the short 10 to 12 week period of Summer.
South of Grand Bend the Grand Opening of Southbend Estates happened Aug 24. Southbend Estates is a huge development which when completed will have just over 400 fully serviced single family lots, a condominium development and a 200,000 sq ft commercial retail and hotel development. The feature of this new community is a 7200 yard golf course designed by Kevin Homes and being built by Gateman-Milloy who have built over 100 golf courses in Canada. Huron Links Golf Course will also have a driving and practise range along with a first class clubhouse. Reservations are being taken now and already more than 10% of the first phase have been selected. If you would like to get in on this exciting new development e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, August 10, 2007
FYI the picture above is from the North pier looking into the Harbour at Grand Bend
Upcoming events include the Zurich Bean Festival August 25. Legends a historical tribute to those incredible artistic musical pioneers from the mid 50's thru the 70's runs August 8 thru September 1 at the Huron Country Playhouse.
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY AUGUST 11 1 PM TO 3PM.
TAKE LAKE ROAD FROM Hwy 21 ( Ontario St ) towards the Lake to Harbour Park Court in Grand Bend
Perfect for 2 or 3 families to share..or start your own Bed & Breakfast in this gorgeous 5 bedroom,4.5 bath home. 2 Fabulous suites,each with their own private entrance on the Main level. Each suite has its own bedroom & bath, complete with whirlpool tub. Both suites have kitchen, livingroom with gas fireplace,hardwood & ceramic floors,9`coffered ceilings,halogen lighting & diningroom. West Suite has view of lake! Bright,spacious lower offers familyroom with gas fireplace,kitchenette + 3 more bedrooms plus 2 full baths. Many handicap accessible features throughout. This is a must see , available for less than replacement cost at $ 549,900.00
Looking for a last minute rental for the last week of August including the Labour Day weekend ........www.grandbend4sale.com/44walker.htm
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
At Grand Bend Motorplex its the 8th Annual Mopar Canadian Nationals
Friday: Gates open 8am Sportsman qualifying 9am - 6pm. PRO PIT PARTY - Meet the Stars 5:30-6:30pm PRO QUALIFYING 7:00pm (Pro Stock, Alcohol Funny Car, Pro Modified, Top Fuel Dragster & Nitro Funny Car)
Saturday: Gates open 8am Sportsman qualifying 9am -12:30pm, PRO QUALIFYING 1:00pm(Pro Stock, Alcohol Funny Car, Pro Modified, Nitro Funny Car, Top Fuel Dragster, Super Shockwave Jet Truck) Sportsman Eliminations to follow to 6pm. PRO PIT PARTY - Meet the Stars 5:30-6:30pm KNOLL GAS NITRO JAM 7:00pm (Pro Stock, Alcohol Funny Car, Pro Modified, Top Stock,Nitro Funny Car, Top Fuel Dragster, Super Shockwave Jet Truck followed by Fireworks)
Sunday: Gates open 8am Sportsman eliminations 9:00 am, PRO ELIMINATIONS Rd 1 10:30am Rd 2 Noon Semi Finals 2:00pm, Finals 4:00pm ( Sportsman eliminations continue between rounds)
If thats not enough there's the 5th Annual Not So Pro Volleyball Tournament on the Beach Fri Sat and Sun.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
If you're still thinking of a Summer Vacation in the Bend and don't think you can find a palce to stay try this link www.grandbend4sale.com/44walker.htm.
Something new ..Hay Communications , the local telephone company, has installed wireless internet access points throughout the Grand Bend Core and Marina areas. Access is free to the Chamber of Commerce website and e-mail and/or buy blocks of time to use while in the area.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Here are some pictures of Grand Bend's Harbour. The picture above is current and is looking inland from the Lake. Below is looking out to the Lake in the 1960's. The round signs in the pictures ie Texaco below and the one to the right and top in the top picture are the same, except the newer sign advertises Oakwood Inn.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Saturday, April 7, 2007
This is 44 Walker St Downtown Grand Bend to the right and 5 Queens Ave Downtown Grand Bend below
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Last weeks picture of Grand Bend's Main St in the 50's created quite a few comments and e-mails so this week this picture is of the same Main Street in the 1930's, again looking toward the Lake. Also if you want to see more pictures of the Grand Bend area from the past use this link
Spring is here and some of the last couple of days have been fabulous. One sign of Spring is the fishing boats returning. Early last week they broke thru the ice at the Harbour and at least one is in and now working. Another sign of Spring is the number of workers showing up at various locations on Main St renovating and getting ready to open.Calls on Real Estate have increased markedly and now is the time to buy if you want to be here for the May 2-4. I also have several business opportunities available so if your thinking, act now and give me a call or e-mail 519 238 5700 or email@example.com
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
This is picture of Main Street Grand Bend looking toward the Lake in the 1950's. To see more pics of Grand Bend from the past go to www.grandbend4sale.com/OLdAreaPics.htm
The official start of Spring is just a couple of hours away so I thought it might be nice to see a summer pic, so why not one from the past.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Activity continues around town with the new Flower shop at the corner of River Road and Ontario St now open. The Census is out and Lambton Shores grew 5.5% as did Grand Bend which is within Lambton Shores.There is no doubt as more and more Baby Boomers prepare to retire and with modern technology, this is THE place to live.
Friday, March 9, 2007
"So what has happened over the past few weeks" you ask. Winter and its cold weather has stayed with us but it looks like it will warm up this weekend along with the switch to Daylight Savings Time. In the Real Estate world I've just listed the Pro Hardware property and the business separately offering many potential methods of purchasing ie the land and building; the business with or without a lease or both. This is probably the most prime location in town at the busy corner of Lake Road and Ontario St ( Hwy 21 ).
Work is underway at the former Grapevine Bar, Finnegans is remodelling,the Bookstore is closed and a new business is opening there as well as a new flower and gift shop beside New Orleans Pizza and the Grand Bend Speedway has new ownership and will be expanding. Spring brings lots of changes and it will be interesting to see the annual transformation of downtown as it once again gets ready for the Summer businesses.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
This year Daylight Savings Time comes early March 11. Don't know for sure what that will mean but we'll find out, hopefully with Wiarton Willy having not seen his shadow it will bring warm weather with the extra daylight. Wouldn't be able to tell that by this weeks weather though.
Summer Rentals are busy with many reporting at least half the summer is booked already. Most of the good places are fully rented by mid March. If you are looking... this link will get you to a list of availabilities and other links to sites that have places for rent www.grandbend4sale.com/RentalPage.htm
Sevareal places have sold recently and now is a great time to buy..good selection and in many cases motivated sellers. For a complete list of what is for sale try this link and use the Search Engine www.grandbend4sale.com/listingdir.htm
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
If you want a list of Winter Carnival events click on this link
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
The Bank of Canada left the interest rate alone with some predicting a future decrease. Good news for anyone looking to buy property.
The Spring Real Estate activity is starting . I sold the Walker St property in downtown Grand Bend this week and getting lots of calls on others. This is the best time to buy , lots of selection and anxious Sellers.
For those following my reno project, not much has happened since Christmas ( nothing ) however the only thing left on the main floor is finishing off the trim. The basement is next and hopefully we'll get on that this month.
Southcott Pines a large and well established subdivision in Grand Bend is adding Bravo and Showcase to it's TV lineup this week keeping it's many seasonal and year round residents happy.
If you're interested in what's happening at the carnival there is a link to an activity list on my web site www.grandbend4sale.com .While you're on the site check out the many links and features as well.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
With the warmer weather I predict things will heat up even quicker than previous years.
Watch for the Grand Bend Winter Carnival coming the first of February..."no snow...no problem". All activities with the exception of snow carving will go on regardless and the committee this year will react quicky on that front if any snow falls. Tickets for many events are available this week so book now. Here's a link to the activities. www.grandbend4sale.com/WinterCarnivalSched.htm
Watch for a Spring house tour featuring the work of our many talented local artists