The mean streets of Lake Geneva.
Compliments and complaints have piled up regarding the city’s snow removal this winter, which has brought up the possibility of improving or amending the current policy of snow collection and removal in the City of Lake Geneva. This has been a challenging winter, with what felt like non-stop major amounts of snow accumulation pouring down, along with ice accumulation and arctic temperatures creating a harsh environment for everyone, including the equipment and crew of the street department. Those employees put in some long hours and worked through many nights to clear the city streets as much as they could before the morning commutes began every day. The street curb edges and parking spaces were the last to be cleared, and that usually happened the night after the streets were done. This caused many business owners and patrons to be upset, as getting in most shops was a challenge for that day of the snow. What could be done differently, and will it make a difference? These are questions the city council needs to consider as the weather moderates. Next winter is only eight or nine months away
Candlelight Hike at Big Foot State Park Saturday, March 16th from 6-8 p.m. This is an evening hike lit only by candles. The night would not be complete without a bonfire to warm up by, including hot chocolate, and smores’. For more information contact the Friends of Big Foot State Park, or call 262-348-2420.
Covenant Harbor is hosting its annual Maple Fest this Sunday, March 17th.
This is a great opportunity to enjoy and explore the beautiful grounds of Covenant Harbor. This family-friendly event will be serving an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. And from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. there will be activities for everyone, maple syrup tours, and much more. All the proceeds will be used to help keep prices down for summer day camps. This is a great way to support a great place and enjoy a day with family and friends.
St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Sunday!
That means a lot of celebrations will be going on with traditional Irish food and beer, and most likely green beer at that. This single day celebration goes back to biblical times, when St. Patrick escaped slavery and spread Christianity throughout the land, and brought the organized Catholic church into existence. Saint Patrick’s Day originally was celebrated with a religious feast but has grown to include a celebration of Irish heritage and culture, as well. It is now celebrated with festivals, parades, dancing, and a traditional Irish meal. If you are looking for fun on this day, you will not have to look far. Most of the local drinking establishments are celebrating with green beer, and a handful of restaurants are including corned beef with potatoes and cabbage on the menu.
If you are interested a St. Paddy’s Day meal, but not in making it yourself, then head over to the Village Supper Club on South Lake Shore Drive in Delavan for the Delavan Lion’s Club 56th annual ‘all you can eat’ St. Patrick’s Dinner. They will be serving all day on Sunday, March 17th from 11:30 a.m. through 7 p.m., carry outs will be available. Tickets are available from Delavan Lion’s Club members, Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly, Bradley’s, Hunter’s Service, and The Village. Pre-sale tickets are $12, at the door $13, children are $6, with children 5 years old and under free.
The Holy Communion Church in Lake Geneva on the corner of Broad and Geneva Street is also having a St. Patrick’s Day dinner on Saturday, March 16th. The traditional corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings and mac and cheese for the kids will be served to start at 6 p.m. Call Penny at 262-248-2544 to reserve your tickets adults are $12, kids are $6, and 5 years and under are free.
The Crafty Kitchen and Lake Geneva’s House of Music are celebrating St Patrick’s Day with live entertainment and traditional St Patty’s Day food. The event is to be held on Friday and Saturday night from 6 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., and will start with traditional Irish food including Irish soda dinner rolls, Reuben salad, Sheppard’s pie, and pudding parfaits. Following the meal, students of the House of Music will be performing. If you just want the meal or the concert you can buy tickets for either, or both. Tickets can be purchased in advance, or at the door. For more information call 262-248-0606.