Latitude 44 Apartments NOW COMPLETE!

We have come a long way over the past two and a half years. The completion of building #9 marks the end of construction at Latitude 44 Apartments. New residents started to move in today and make L44 their new home. Building #9 has been completed a full two weeks early and we are excited to welcome the new tenants before the New Year.

We would like to that all of our current residents for your patience. It has been a long journey since we broke ground in the Spring of 2012. Many adjustments have been made along the way to make Latitude 44 Apartments like none other in the area. Below are photos from throughout the construction process at L44.

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With the completion of building #9 Latitude 44 now consists of 52 total units that our tenants call home. In the spring of 2015 we will be finishing up some odds and ends like grass planting, landscaping repair and continued site improvements. Additionally in 2015 we will be working hard on tenant-management communication, making sure that we are as available and flexible as we can. Future plans for L44 include a landscaped fence behind building #8 & #9 between the two buildings and Prospera CU parking lot, adding additional guest parking spaces, future storage garages, and a final coat of black top throughout the complex. These are items to help continue to improve Latitude 44 as a community.

We are excited to kick off 2015 with all of our 52 units full, meaning the community of Latitude 44 is thriving! In 2015 we will host a number of events for our residents to encourage the community feel and lifestyle. 2015 will be all about the community of L44 and focusing on improving the lifestyle that is Latitude 44 Apartments!

If you are interested in becoming a resident at L44 follow the link to our Contact Us Page: http://www.l44appleton.com/contact-us

Trick or Treat – First Annual Latitude 44 Apartments Halloween Party!

Happy Halloween!Halloween is just a few days away! Many people are putting the final touches on costumes, trick or treat routes, and Halloween Parties! We here at Latitude 44 are putting the final touches on our own Halloween Party which will be held on Friday October 31st from 6 – 9 PM at the Event Center! We hope that all our current and future residents can join us! We have also put together a list below of local trick or treat hours in the communities near Latitude 44 Apartments.

Local Trick or Treat hours:

Appleton: 4-8 p.m. Oct. 31

Brillion: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Buchanan: 4-8 p.m. Oct. 31

Chilton: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31

Clintonville: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Combined Locks: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Freedom: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Grand Chute: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Greenville: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Harrison: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Kaukauna: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31

Kimberly: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Little Chute: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Menasha (city and town): 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Neenah (city and town): 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31

New London: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Seymour: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31

Shiocton: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Stockbridge: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Winneconne: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31

Wrightstown: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31

Once you have made the rounds through many of the local towns and cities be sure to stop by the First Annual Latitude 44 Halloween Party! We will have food, fun, games, and prizes! We encourage costumes and have plenty of food, refreshments, candy, and prizes to go around! We have goodie bags for the kids along with Halloween cookie decorating and mini pumpkin decorating! Games including: pumpkin bowling, candy corn toss, and witch pitch (ring toss) will be occurring throughout the night! We have plenty of prizes and fun to go around!

Do not miss the First Annual Latitude 44 Apartments Halloween Party! We have been hard at work decorating the entire Event Center in advance for this great community event!

First Annual Latitude 44 Apartments Halloween Party – Located in the Event Center at L44 – October 31st, 6 – 9 PM!

This is just one of the many events that we plan to throw for the community of Latitude 44!

If you are interested in joining us as a resident at Latitude 44 please contact us today!

 

Latitude 44 Construction Update

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Wow we really have come along way so far this year. We are in the final phase of construction! The final building, building #9 is really starting to come along!

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The entire building has been framed up, trusses set, and sheeting for the roof has just been installed. Front sidewalks will be poured very soon. Shingles and siding are the next big step as far as exterior work goes. Then onto the inside.

 

 

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Inside work work starts with rough-ins. Electrical, plumbing, and HVAC rough-ins need to be done before the entire building can be insulated. Once insulation has been put up it is time for windows, exterior doors, and drywall. Drywall is then covered with plaster. With the cool, dry, fall weather plaster can be dry and ready to be painted in just a couple days! The painters cover all windows and exterior doors before spraying out the entire unit. Sprayed on paint speeds up the painting process drastically in comparison to rolling it on and provides better coverage on the textured walls.

 

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Once painting has been completed. We can start installing the flooring. During flooring installation we are also able to start the finish carpentry. Finish carpentry consists of trim, installing cabinets, and hanging doors. Once the finish work has been completed we will install the appliances, clean, and welcome in our new tenants!the flooring can be installed.

Building #9 is set to be completed by the end of 2014 and we will be welcoming in the new residents on January 1, 2015! If you are interested in joining us at Latitude 44 be sure to reserve your NEW home now. Only 4 units remain!

Contact Us Today!

Community First – Fox Cities Marathon!

Community First Fox Cities Marathon - Presented by Kimberly-ClarkThere is still time to sign up for this years Community First Fox Cities Marathon! The 2014 Community First Fox Cities Marathon will take place this weekend, this is a whole weekend of events planned with the whole family in mind. It all kicks off tonight September 19th at 4:00 PM at Appleton North High School!

This years weekend of events kicks off with the Guardian Kids Fun Run. The 2014 Guardian Kids Fun Run will take place at the Appleton North High School Track & Field complex.  Join us this year as kids will be able to run and finish on the state of the art high school track complex! Below is important times for this event:

4:00 p.m. Registration

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Huggies® Diaper Dash & Toddler Trot- FREE!!

5:30 p.m. Mini-Dash

6:30 p.m. 1/4 Mile Race

7:00 p.m. 1/2 Mile Race

When you register for the Guardian Kids Fun Run you will be asked which race your child will be running. This is to help us coordinate the runs the most efficiently so everyone enjoys the experience and has fun!

2014 Registration Fee - ONLY $10!

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The weekends events continue with the Health & Wellness Expo which also kicks off on Friday, September 19 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and continues on Saturday, September 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The 2014 Network Health Health & Wellness Expo returns to the UW-Fox Valley Field House and Communication Arts Center. This event features high-quality vendors with many of the products, samples and latest developments in sports, fitness and nutrition that our participants have come to expect.

For 2014 Network Health Health & Wellness Vendors and information follow the links to visit the vendor websites and to learn more about what they will have to offer YOU at this year’s expo: AdvoCare, Affinity Health SystemAirfeet InsolesBondi BandCelebrate The RunCellcomCellcom Green Bay MarathonConcordia University of Wisconsin – Appleton CenterThe Chiropractic AdvantageFitleticFleet Feet Sports Fox Valley, Genesis Chiropractic, GNC Live WellHB TuneMadison MarathonMassage Envy SpaMotionWorks Physical TherapyNational Running CenterNaute’ SportNetwork HealthReal Time Pain ReliefRun Away ShoesSimple-TrendsSPIbeltSportHooksSynChartUniversity of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, and many more!

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The action continues on Saturday, September 20, 2014 – 9:00AM with the Affinity Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk! Run, jog or walk the exciting 3.1 mile course, starting and finishing at Riverside Park in Neenah.  Not only does the course feature flat terrain and residential neighborhoods, the final mile is along beautiful Lake Winnebago.  Finishing at the same location as the Sunday Marathon & Half Marathon participants, you’ll experience an energy and excitement unmatched at any other 5K event! All participants will receive a custom-printed short-sleeve shirt, finisher medal, and post-race refreshments. The Affinity Medical Group Orthopedics & Sports Medicine 5K Run/Walk is also stroller and dog friendly!  The little riders and furry friends do not need to be registered. An event designed with the entire family in mind!

Sunday September 21st is the grand finnally for the weekends events with three races! The ThedaCare Half Marathon, the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon, and the Community First Fox Cities Marathon. 

The ThedaCare Half Marathon Open Division begins at 7:00 a.m. with the Competitive Walk Division starting at 7:05 a.m. in front of the Barlow Planetarium on the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley campus in Menasha. The 13.1 mile route will follow the Marathon course until mile 2.25 where it splits off on its own before rejoining the last 8 miles of the Marathon to the finish line.  The course features a flat terrain with only one bridge overpass at mile 2. All Half Marathon finishers receive a 2014 custom printed short sleeve technical FINISHERS shirt and a Finishers medal to commemorate their race participation and finish at the 2014 ThedaCare Half Marathon!

Round up your family, friends, or co-workers and get in on the excitement of the Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon!  Relay teams are comprised of 2-5 people, each of whom runs one (or more) leg of the race and hands off the timing tag to the next runner at pre-set relay exchange zones. Team members will wear a timing tag on a strap attached to their race bib and will hand off the tag to their teammate at designated Relay Zones.  Relay legs vary in distance (see below). All participants receive a 2014 custom printed short sleeve technical shirt and a finisher’s medal to commemorate their race participation and finish of the 2014 Orthopedic & Sports Institute Relay Marathon!

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon begins in front of the Barlow Planetarium on the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley campus in Menasha and makes its way through seven Fox Cities communities before finishing at scenic Riverside Park near downtown Neenah. We offer a 6:00 a.m. early start ONLY for participants expecting to finish in 7+ hours.  The earlier start time allows you to be able to beat any heat concerns on race day and makes you part of a finish line with Half Marathon & Relay Marathon participants featuring over 5,000 runners and walkers! All Full Marathon finishers receive a 2014 custom printed long-sleeve technical FINISHERS shirt and a Finishers medal to commemorate their race participation and finish at the 2014 Community First Fox Cities Marathon!  For additional information click on this link: http://www.foxcitiesmarathon.org/marathon.html

This is an action packed weekend with plenty of opportunity for the whole family to get out and get active! For additional event and race information follow this link: http://www.foxcitiesmarathon.org/

Quarry Quest!

Quarry QuestDon’t miss out on all the action this weekend at Quarry Quest: An Earth Moving Experience! Quarry Quest is an exciting family learning event that is held at Michels Materials limestone quarry in Neenah, Wisconsin. The event provides an opportunity to educate the whole family about the mining and construction industries.

Quarry Quest is more than just an exciting family experience. This a learning opportunity and a great fundraising event. The fun begins with being able to take a tour a live working quarry, riding on and exploring gigantic construction equipment, and a whole host of hands on activities. Activities include prospecting for fool’s gold, mixing up a batch of concrete, and constructing a wall with bricks and mortar.

Family fun, educational experiences, and rides; all while raising money for children’s charities and the Environmental Education Fund throughout the community. Quarry Quest was an created in 1998 by a team of community organizations in order to help provide a better understanding of the construction and mining industries. The greater goal was to be able to educate the community while raising funds to give back to local community through local charities!

bca48a4e-3faa-491d-aa4e-f69d71861b9e-quarry-1Over the last 15 years the event has continued to grow as a great community event. It now includes more than 250 businesses and 1,000 volunteers in order put on the super successful event, each year. Over the last decade the event has attracted 200,000 people and raised more than $1,000,000 for local children’s charities and the Quarry Quest Environmental Educational Fund, which is dedicated to funding grants for classroom supplies, activities and field trips related to earth science, geology and construction.

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Quarry Quest 2014 will be held on September 13th. The event kicks off at 9 AM and runs until 4 PM, with lots of activities all day long! This years activities include:

Cool Cranes
Take control of a giant crane for some exciting equipment action.

Diggin’, Dumpin’ an’ Liftin’
Here’s your chance to work the controls of a giant backhoe or loader (along with an experienced operator) and ride high above the quarry in a boom lift.

Cooking Up a City
Learn how to make concrete—watch it firm up right before your eyes.

Brick Laying 101
The original LEGO blocks! Construct a wall with bricks and mortar.

Jammin’ for Gems
Go on a treasure hunt for various colored gemstones. Dig up a buried treasure box with a special surprise inside.

Jewelry Jamboree
Make your own jewelry with these sparkling “stony gems.”

Prospecting for Fool’s Gold
Be a miner for a day—sift through sand for golden nuggets of pyrite! Find a gold coin for a special prize.

All these great activities listed above and so much more! Do not miss out on this years Seek It! Seek It! is a Quarry Quest challenge designed to promote some of the great sponsors that help make Quarry Quest happen. Complete the game card and turn it in at the TREASURE TREK activity on Sept. 13th for your chance to win a gift basket valued at $250! And while taking in all the excitement and adventure be sure to check out the Sand Sculpting, featuring Disney Themed Sculptures!

Quarry Quest is just a short drive from Latitude 44 and definitely worth the trip!

 

Grandparents Weekend at Trout Museum of Art

04e2a1a9c3b73d6ad7361a19f1343302Downtown Appleton is always full of life and full of family fun! This weekend is no exception. This weekend September 6th & 7th it is Grandparents weekend at the Trout Museum of Art.

This special event was designed for grandparents to bring the grandchildren down for a weekend full of fun at the Fox Cities Building for the Arts. The Fox Cities Building for the Arts is home to The Trout Museum of Art, APPLETON BOYCHOIRFOX VALLEY SYMPHONY, MAKAROFF YOUTH BALLET, and newVoices. The highlight of this weekend is the exhibit at the Trout Museum of Art.

Seuss Home Page SMThe current exhibit is Under the Hat: The Many Worlds of Dr. Suess. This weekend take a peek Under the Hat and explore imaginative worlds through the art of Dr. Seuss.  From his well-known illustration art, to the oddities of his ‘unorthodox taxidermy’, to his early work in war-time advertisements—join us to see Dr. Seuss like never before!

FREE activities with admission or membership:

* Grandchildren (under 18 years old) are FREE with paid grandparent admission

* Self-guided tour and gallery activity for kids

* Guided docent tour Saturday 11am-Noon

* Grandparent-led story stations inside the gallery

A great community and family event! Gather the grandchildren and spend the day at the Trout Museum of Art in Downtown Appleton!

For more information go to: http://www.troutmuseum.org/Seuss

Business Highlight: Paradise Island

Paradise Island is a Mom and Pop Restaurant located at 2821 N. Ballard Rd, just a shortballardpic1 trip from L44 apartments. We recently sat down with Julie, the owner of Paradise Island to learn about this wonderful place.

1) How long has Paradise Island been in business?

Julie and Mike founded Paradise Island about 30 years ago. In May, 2001 Julie and Mike opened the doors to Paradise Island’s current location.

2) Hours of Operation

  • Summer Hours: 11am – 10:30 pm
  • Winter Hours: 11am – 9pm

3) About Paradise Island 

Paradise Island is a uniquely designed sit down restaurant. Enjoy great tasting soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, and more.  Paradise Island’s also offers premium ice cream and frozen yogurt products. Enjoy 40 unique flavors of ice cream!

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4) Menu

Click here for the full menu

5) Daily/Weekly Deals

Lunch Special:

  • Lunch special Monday – Friday, 11-1:30 (while supplies last).
  • Click here to check out this weeks specials!

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6) Festivals 

Every summer Paradise Island hits the road with their mobile unit, in order to bring the food to you. Their mobile unit attends all types of events, from music festivals to art festivals.

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8) Hiring

Paradise Island is always looking to hire on in the summer months.

Check out more about Paradise at the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/Paradise-Islands

http://surfpi.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Highlight: Super Bowl Bowling

Erik Gialdella4Super Bowl is located 2222 East Northland Ave, just a short drive from Latitude 44 Apartments! We recently sat down with Super Bowl’s general manager, Erik Gialdella, to learn all about this great local business. 

1) How long has Super Bowl been in business?

Super Bowl was founded in 1998 with the goal of providing a top quality bowling experience. It continues to be one of the finest independently owned bowling centers in the country.

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2) Hours of Operation 

  • Monday: 11:00am – Midnight or later
  • Tuesday: 9:00am – Midnight or later
  • Wednesday: 9:00am – Midnight or later
  • Thursday: 11:00am – Midnight or later
  • Friday: 11:00am – Midnight or later
  • Saturday: 9:00am – Midnight or later
  • Sunday: 11:00am – Midnight or later

3) About Super Bowl

Super Bowl offers a great place to have fun with family and friends at a price that won’t break the budget. Super Bowl is a 100% smoke FREE environment that welcomes people of all ages and talent levels.  There are a variety of bowling options available from a traditional league bowling to open bowling and the popular Galactic Bowling.  And the building is much more than just a bowling alley. The facility also offers a full bar and restaurant  (Sluggers Sports Bar), a pro shop, and even a large convention center.  

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4) Products and Services 

Youth Programs –  With bowling being America’s #1 participation activity, Super Bowl is dedicated to teaching the youth about this life long game. Super Bowl offers coaches that will teach your kids the fundamentals of bowling.

Pro Shop - Managed by Tim Mathe, IBPSIA Certified Technician and USBC Bronze Level Bowling Instructor with over 25 years of experience in the pro-shop business.  The Pro Shop carries all of your bowling needs from shoes to bags and bowling gloves. They also offer custom bowling balls for avid bowlers.

5) Daily/Weekly Deals

Bowl Your Lunch –  $11.95 Monday – Friday, 11am-2pm

Finish off 3 games of bowling with your choice of: Hamburger, Cheeseburger, Grilled Ham & Cheese, Turkey Melt, Grilled Cheese, Bratwurst or Hot Dog, with an order of Fries or Chippers, and a 22oz Fountain Soda.

Sizzlin’ Seven’s –  $7.77 Monday – Friday 11am-4pm (When lanes are available for open bowling)

Bowl as many games as you like plus a shoe rental. 

Pizza, Pins, & Pop –  $44.95 (When lanes are available for open bowling)

Includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling and shoe rental for up to 6 people, one 16″ one topping pizza, and one pitcher of soda.

6) Events 

Super Bowl offers a wide variety of event packages for you to choose from:

Kids Birthday Party –   Home birthday events can be a lot of work. Super Bowl will take care of all the preparation, decorating, cooking, entertaining, and then clean up for you!

Teen Birthday Party Need a Sweet 16 party idea? How about a pizza party at Super Bowl! Includes pizza and soda for all guests, as well as a souvenir pin for the birthday guest!

Corporate Parties & Special Events -  A small thank you, such as hosting a great corporate bowling party, can go a long way in boosting morale and improving productivity. Super Bowl hosts many company parties every year, and they can help you plan yours!

7) Leagues

Super Bowl offers many different leagues including traditional bowling, different scoring methods (9-Pin Tap), Ladies morning, and even bumper bowling leagues. If you would like more information on leagues, contact Julie Clemins at (920) 739-9503.

8) Hiring

Super Bowl is always looking to hire. Some areas may include:

  • Grill/Bar 
  • Waitress
  • Service Center

Check out more about Superbowl at the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/appleton.bowling

https://twitter.com/AppletonBowling

http://superbowlsluggers.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business Highlight: Bob Burns Golf

Bob Burns Sign2Bob Burns Golf is located at 428 W. Edgewood Drive (Hwy JJ) just north of Appleton and only minutes from Latitude 44 Apartments!   We recently sat down with Chris Burns of Bob Burns Golf to learn more about this great local area business:

1) How long has Bob Burns been in business?

Bob Burns Golf BuildingBob Burns Golf was founded in 1974 and the Bob Burns Golf Learning Center (pictured to left) was built in 1998.  The company continues to be a family-owned and operated local business.

2) Hours of operation

Monday-Friday 10 am – 7 pm

Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

3) About Bob Burns Golf

PGA Master Professional Bob Burns is a nationally recognized teacher of the game, who works with players of all skill levels.  He ranks in the Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals. Click here to check out one of the many golf tutorials Bob Burns has to offer.

The company offers everything from golf lessons to golf merchandise to club fitting and repair.   The Bob Burns golf range continually ranks among the Top 100 Golf Ranges in America.

4) Products and Services

Chris Burns3Custom-fit Golf Clubs –     Purchasing clubs at Bob Burns Golf starts with service.  The process starts with an analysis of your swing by one of the Bob Burns professionals.  Based on this analysis a club is custom-fit for you.

Bob Burns’ Brand Club Lines –     The company designs and manufactures its own lines of golf clubs, including their popular No Bananas Anti-Slice golf equipment line.  About 85% of golfers tend to push or slice their shots, No Bananas clubs are designed to reduce or even eliminate that slice.

Refurbished Clubs –     These golf clubs have been completely refinished, re-polished, re-shafted, and re-gripped.  They look and perform like brand new.

Golf Lessons –     Whether you are brand new to the sport or just need help with a swing adjustment, the staff at Bob Burns Golf is willing and able to help!

Driving Range and Putting Greens –     Golf if a game of repetition and consistency.  What better way to perfect your swing than on one of the top ranges in America?

5) Daily/Weekly Deals

Deals vary from day to day, but some deals include; Buy-one-get-one 50% off, Buy-2-get-1-free, and veterans free bucket of balls.

6) Events

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  • Golf Classes for all skill levels
  • Girl Scout & Boy Scout outings
  • After school programs

For details on scheduling an event see the Bob Burns Golf contact page

7) Special Awards

  • “Best of the Valley” Winner 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013
  • Bob Burns continues to be ranked in the Top 50 Growth of the Game Teaching Professionals by GRAA (Golf Range Association of America)
  • Top 100 Golf Ranges in America by GRAA (Golf Range Association of America)

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8) Employment Opportunities

Season employment is available Spring through Fall.  If interested contact Bob Burns Golf through their contact page.

Check out Bob Burns Golf with the following links:

https://www.facebook.com/bobburnsgolf

https://www.twitter.com/bobburnsgolf

http://www.bobburnsgolf.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/BobBurns192

 

Construction Update at L44

There has been a lot of progress made over at Latitude 44 these past couple of months. The pool has been completed but will not be open until next spring. However, the playground has been put in and is in the final stages of completion. Within the next couple of weeks we hope to have the playground open and ready to be used before it’s covered in snow! The weather has been cooling down and that means winter is right around the corner. One amenity that we are excited to put to use is the sledding hill, it will be great when the snow begins to fall and you can go sledding right in your own backyard!

Building #4 is coming along nicely. We are working inside and out to keep the building process moving forward. The move-in date has been pushed back to December 1st, but with continued hard work the building should be completed in no time. Building #4 is an 8-unit townhouse, with six 3-bedroom units and two 2-bedroom ranch units on the ends of the building. There is two 3-bedroom units and one 2-bedroom ranch unit available.

Latitude 44 is truly unique, it combines the best of both worlds with townhouse-style living in a apartment community setting.