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Village Blog 2017-11-02T20:31:13+00:00

Keep in touch with your White Birch Village Family

Dock Day

Dock day marks the start of our season. Once the docks are in the resort looks ready for guests. Mother Nature must not have gotten the memo that today was dock day. The sun is shining and the temps are decent!!! This never happens as you will see in the photos below. The last sunny dock day was 2012.

Not a cloud in the sky

Laying the legs out in numerical order

Docks floating in the water

2013

2014

2015 – the day started with snow

2015

2016

2017

By | May 15th, 2018|

Triathlon Time

It’s that time of year for the spring triathlon’s.

On Saturday, May 12th the Journey’s Full Marathon started here at the resort. To learn more about the marathon be sure to visit https://eagleriver.org/featured/journeys-marathon/.

It was beautiful morning, sun shining and a pleasant 40 degrees, which means no bugs . The eagles didn’t disappoint us. Just after they finished singing the national anthem 2 eagles flew overhead. It was an amazing sight and perfect timing.

Father and son presenting the colors and sang the national anthem.

Runners watching the eagles fly over head.

This Saturday is the 4th annual White Deer Triathlon in Boulder Junction. For more information please visit:  https://boulderjct.org/event/4th-annual-white-deer-triathlon/. It’s a great Triathlon that includes paddle, bike and run.  We are proud sponsors of this great event in Boulder Junction.

Our sister-in-law finishing in a previous triathlon.

 

By | May 14th, 2018|

Spring comes quickly

It’s hard to believe that just 2 days ago ice covered the entire lake. I took a walk tonight around 8PM along the lake shore because the spring peepers are in full chorus. Low and behold I saw 2 loons on the lake. It doesn’t take them long to find open water. Half of White Birch Lake still has ice on it, but the loons are swimming around.  The picture isn’t the best because it was getting dark out.

By | May 4th, 2018|

Ice Out Contest

Charlie goes swimming.

Congratulations to Nicole Kazmierczak for choosing the correct date that Charlie went swimming. He broke through the ice around 12:30 PM on Wednesday, May 2nd. Thank you to the 90+ people who entered the contest this year. It was a long wait. Here’s the past Ice Out dates:

2010 – March 25th

2011 – April 15th

2012 – March 19th

2013 – May 6th

2014 – May 5th

2015 – April 11th

2016 – March 30th

2017 – April 6th

There is still a good deal of ice that needs to melt before the fishing opener this weekend. Depending on the temps this week it will be close.

By | May 2nd, 2018|

2018 Ice Out Contest

Charlie is on the ice!

It’s time for the 2018 Ice Out Contest.
Will you be this year’s winner?

 

We’d love to have you be a part of our Ice Out Contest. Send us an email at [email protected] with the DATE and TIME that you think Charlie will fall through the ice. All guesses are due by March 12th. The person whose date and time is the closest will be the winner and get their name on our Ice Out Contest plaque. If Charlie falls through the ice during the night the date will be credited to the next day. Sue and John will be at sport shows March 6-12, but Scott will be keeping an eye on him for us.

We’ll begin posting updates when there are changes to the ice. Have fun everyone! Get your guesses into us soon.

There plenty of ice still on the lake, approximately 28 inches!

By | March 5th, 2018|

Ice Fishing

It’s been a pretty good ice fishing bite this year. It was bitter cold (-20 degrees) for a couple of weeks and then got warm (38 degrees). Pan fish, northerns and bass were all active. I fished afternoons and found a pretty good bite between 2-4 PM. Medium size shiners for northerns and waxies/spikes for pan fish. I prefer Glow type jigs with chartreuse and orange, but many other also work. My son likes gold. But my very favorite is………

Wishing you warm fingers and toes. John

 

By | January 22nd, 2018|

Busy as Beavers

It’s been a busy day around the resort! Multi-tasking at its best getting things ready for our guests to arrive. It takes a whole team to get the resort ready for opening. We are very thankful for all the wonderful staff we have. The busy summer season will be here before you know it and we look forward to seeing everyone again!

Our wonderful housekeepers are busy cleaning every nook and cranny of our vacation homes.

Docks went in today. I never tire of the excitement of the docks going in.

More trees coming down.

Approximately 42 trees are coming down in 2 days. Great Northern Tree Service does a great job.

New apparel is ready for the store. Buffalo Plaid is our signature item this year.

By | May 9th, 2017|

Charlie takes the plunge!

Charlie has taken the plunge. Congratulations to Jon Heeringa for being our Ice Out winner this year. He chose yesterday, April 6th, at 5:12 PM and Charlie began his breakthrough last night and finished this morning. No one had chosen today. It won’t take long for the rest of the ice to disappear. We should be hearing the loons soon! It usually only takes them 24 hours to arrive after the ice goes out.

By | April 7th, 2017|

2017 Ice Out Contest

The Surf is up and Charlie is on the ice!
It’s time for the 2017 Ice Out Contest, will you be this year’s winner?

We’d love to have you be a part of our Ice Out Contest. Send us an email at [email protected] with the DATE and TIME that you think Charlie will fall through the ice. Or you can leave a comment here. All guesses are due by March 12th. The person whose date and time is the closest will be the winner and get their name on our Ice Out Contest plaque. If Charlie falls through the ice during the night the date will be credited to the next day. Sue and John will be at sport shows March 7-13, but Scott will be keeping an eye on him for us.

With the warmer temps a week ago Charlie thought it was already time to go swimming, so he dressed appropriately 🙂

We’ll begin posting updates when there are changes to the ice. Have fun everyone! Get your guesses into us soon.

Thanks to some of the kids from our church who had fun getting their picture taken with Charlie be fore he went out on the ice.

Charlie’s looking pretty dapper.

Staying cool.

There’s still plenty of ice on the lake.

By | March 1st, 2017|

Charlie Takes the Plunge

The weather warmed up enough for Charlie to take the plunge. Charlie fell through the ice last night around 7PM. Too dark to take pictures, so we waited until this morning to capture the event. With the snow falling today and the freezing temperatures in store for the next week he took the plunge just in time before he’d stay stuck in the ice.

Congratulations to Chris and Tami Koening for winning this year’s Ice Out Contest. They chose March 30th at 2PM, which barely beat our runner-up, Guy Morter, who chose March 30th at noon.

Ice still surrounds Charlie, but he did take the plunge.

He’s being pulled under the ice for his trip to the shore.

Up he comes with a face full of ice.

With John’s help Charlie is pulled to shore. He’s grounded and John will have to get his waders on to help Charlie to shore.

As you can see he took the plunge just in time. The snow is falling.

By | March 31st, 2016|