The City of Lake Geneva finds itself, in the year 2020, in a stuttering, complexly braided mass of stoppages, closures, development, and credibility. The nation follows in trace of these same paralyzing issues or, quite possibly, leads the way with and through the whole time.Read More
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The Tour de France, the world-famous bicycle race, is going on right now. France is a long way from Lake Geneva, and quite possibly much further away in cultural development. The movie, television and video cameras set up along the course show this very long race wending its way through village after village and town after town of wonderfully idyllic and gorgeous buildings, churches, castles, natural landmarks, and just about everything else. There is not one town or village that looks at all like the entrance to Lake Geneva on its east side, or its north side or even coming in from Highway H or along Edwards Boulevard or Wells.Read More
Spyro (pronounced “Speedo”) Condos, the owner and operator of the Harborside Grill on Wrigley across from the Riviera Pier Complex, blew into the Business Improvement District board of directors like a breath of fresh air, delivered by a blow torch.Read More
The “novel” Coronavirus brought that descriptive word out of disuse, other than to describe literary works of fiction in mainstream American culture. “Novel”, in its “off-label” use, means ‘something different than anything that has come before. There is some question about the virus meeting the qualifications to wear or be described by the word novel, but there is little question that the word, when used to describe Donald Trump is spot on.Read More
Lake Geneva, and the other communities, can take a punch. The punch taken that proved that is one everyone remains fully aware of to this day. That punch, the punch of the Coronavirus (COVID19) struck ever so slowly back in February of 2020, and the follow-through from it is still shaking, roiling, and reverberating through every bit of every scene, situation and action occurring anywhere and everywhere around Geneva Lake.Read More
THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE.
Can you think of any part of the government or even attachment to the government of the United States that is more respected, considered ethical, and delivers all the time, every time? The United States Post Office is the United States Marine Corps of the civilian governmental team.
Lake Geneva remains peaceful and the many people who visit from Illinois, some say to ‘get away from it all’ these days, have not come like flocks of locust or even murder bees. What Chicago citizens may be fleeing is the runaway looting and violence that has recently taken throughout their downtown area.Read More
What happens to a boat or a ship (a sailing vessel of more than a hundred feet) out in troubled waters too deep or rough to swim in yet shallow enough to toss an anchor in to wait out the difficulties without being thrown on a rocky shore if it does not have an anchor? A “sea anchor” will work in deep waters far from shore, where a sail or some other large floating object is thrown overboard with a long line attached to it.Read More
There was this television show of immense popularity years ago. The Lone Ranger was its name. The fact that the Lone Ranger wore a slight face mask was brand new on the western scene and took all audiences, by storm. No, it didn’t hide his real identity, as that was too ridiculous to even consider, but everyone made believe it did.Read More
The beach revenue is way up. With more than a thousand visitors flocking to the Lake Geneva Riviera Beach every day the revenue has to be considered. At eight dollars a person, it does not take a wizard to figure out that the two main pillars that are going to be holding the city up are parking and beach revenue.Read More
THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE
Where did it all go? The raucous cacophony of protesting along with the smoothly slip-sliding away of governmental presentations riding right over the top of everything has quieted. There is no talk of Hillmoor, the number one subject of conversation, private, public, and governmental, only six months ago. What happened to the moving of the boat ramp from downtown Lake Geneva over to a refashioned Maytag pond location?
They fixed the outside of the Riviera Pier Complex for around two and a half million borrowed dollars. The cheap look of the roof tiles was, once again, explained away in the same fashion: “That’s how it was when they built it over one hundred years ago.”
The rest of the redevelopment project, sort of an “if it ain’t fixed, don’t break it,” kind of an approach, began the final run for daylight on Monday, with the first meeting of the new committee, chaired by the Mayor, to decide when, how and, in what order, to fix the mess that has been the interior of the building since the eighties.