Little Gems

What’s next for the Riviera pier development?
Once again, Cindy Flower appears, as if peering through distant weeds and bracken to put her focus on that complex, building, and situation. David Nord, the city administrator, was advised that the Riviera was “improperly” placed under the management and control of the piers and harbors committee. The redevelopment of the complex is moving to the inside. That the complex rests on piers set into the shore on a pier right in downtown Lake Geneva seemed to escape whoever was advising Mr. Nord, and likely the city attorney, Dan Draper, too. But, given bureaucratic inexorable controlling behavior in the real world, the complex is now tossed to Cindy Flower for her maneuvering. Fortunately, the city’s new mayor is nobody’s fool, so she’s stacked the committee positions on all committees and commissions under her control with solid citizens who have little or no affiliation to the “cabal” that the citizenry tossed out a few months back.


The local communities have many farmers markets to enjoy this season, as more and more are opening.
1. The first was in William’s Bay, occurring every Friday, in Edgewater Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit Santa Cause, which is a wonderful charity organization.
2. On Thursday is the Lake Geneva Farmer’s Market opens from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., which seems to grow every year, with more vendors on Geneva St. at the Horticultural Hall.
3. Burlington also has a market on the corner of Washington and Pine Streets on Thursday’s from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
4. Delavan has its Fresh Market Thursday evenings from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. downtown in Tower Park. Saturday morning is another great option for visiting a market if you can’t attend during the week.
5. The Geneva Indoor Market on Highway H, next to Tommi’s Garden Blooms, is open from 9 a.m. to 1.p.m. on Saturday’s in the Square at Veteran’s Square in Elkhorn.


East Troy Railroad Train rides have begun.
Train rides are being offered Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and on holidays starting and ending at the East Troy Depot. All volunteers and visitors over 2 years old will be required to wear masks. East Troy Railroad Tickets must be purchased online, as there will be no in-person sales. This will help allow for use of extra train cars if needed. There are a variety of rides to chose from, including dinner trains and a full moon train. The Christmas Train tickets sell fast so watch the website for a release date and purchase them right away or you might have to wait until next year. The depot/museum is open a half-hour before the first train and a half-hour after the last train returns.

East Troy Railroad Museum

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