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Starved Rock Country Welcomes Bone Collector Store

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Jim Schiefelbein started Clover Technologies Group from his garage in 1996 and he’s now done the same for the distribution of Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector merchandise. “(Bone Collector) started from my garage, too,” he said with a laugh as he sat in the new 3,500-square-foot Michael Waddell’s Bone Collector retail showroom in Ottawa. “Bone Collector” [...]

Quest Express Offers Up Boating Lifestyle As Ownership Alternative

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Adding to the no-hassle boating philosphy, when members of Quest Express reserve time on a specific boat, it is waiting for them in a Heritage Harbor Ottawa slip.

“We find people boat more when they are in the club,” Linda Johnson of Quest Watersports said. “It is so easy and affordable. Boating truly becomes the pleasure pastime we all dream about.”

The Gate Is Open—Now Is The Time Buy!

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2012) – Sales of investment and vacation homes* jumped in 2011, with the combined market share rising to the highest level since 2005, according to the National Association of Realtors. NAR’s 2012 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2011, shows investment-home sales surged an extraordinary 64.5 [...]

Get To Know ‘Best Vacation Resort Community’ Heritage Harbor Ottawa

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

When development began at Heritage Harbor Ottawa in 2007, developer Tom Heimsoth had a vision of the resort community and marina being a “jewel” in the Illinois Waterway area and the best in the Midwest. In 2011, that vision came to fruition and it just keeps on growing. Last year, The Official Best of Illinois [...]

Experience Heritage Harbor, Homeway Homes Partnership on Ottawa Waterfront

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

This energy efficient, seaside-reminiscent, year-round cottage is on-site at Heron’s Landing at Heritage Harbor Ottawa.


Friday, January 6th, 2012

Everyone has heard that the real estate market experienced more challenges in 2011…the newspapers, social media and broadcasters never seem to accentuate the positive news. For example, Heritage Harbor had the best year since our opening in 2007. Things are still progressing in the right direction and movement is occurring toward an even more positive [...]

It’s Time For A Colorful Family Adventure.

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Fall is the perfect time to visit Starved Rock Country. Mother Earth shows her vibrant colors in the beautiful state parks and along the banks of the Illinois River. In addition to offering amazing scenery, the natural wonders of Starved Rock Country create a huge playground which is fantastic for a plethora of outdoor activities. [...]

“I’m Bored!”

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

It is safe to assume that at some point over the summer break you will hear these two words… “ I’m Bored”. Most people respond by telling their children, grandchildren, spouse, or significant other … “find something to do.” But here’s the thing… when you are a part of Heritage Harbor Ottawa, home of the [...]

Let’s Go for a Ride…

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Illinois River at Sunset The weather has been rather wet this spring but the summer appears to be heating up. Imagine what a great time you could have if after dinner you could just hop on your boat and take an evening cruise on the Illinois River? Tuesday evening was perfect for doing just that. [...]

Going Green

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

It seems as if everyone is talking about “going green”. Well you can’t get much greener than Starved Rock Country. From rural farmlands, to the tree lined roads that welcome you home, Heritage Harbor Ottawa is surrounded by green. The Majestic Illinois River provides not only beauty and recreation, but an energy efficient way to [...]

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