Changes are coming inside the library.
The library trustees and board at the Lake Geneva Public Library are assessing the functionality and use of space at the library, as well as reviewing the needs of the community and how the library can make sure those needs are met. The FEH Design Group presented assessment results and possibilities regarding the future of the Lake Geneva Library last Tuesday. The meeting was open to the public, and there was a great turnout. FEH Design and the library board wants the community involved from start to finish. Right now, the process is in the idea phase, regarding what the interior of the public library could be. On March 4th and 10th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. library design workshops will be held. These workshops are informal, citizens can come and go at their convenience because the meetings are for idea gathering and public input. A formal public meeting at 6 p.m. will be held following both design workshops. All input gathered at the two workshops will be submitted to the library board at the next meeting in April.
The Yerkes Observatory.
The Williams Bay Planning Commission meeting, held last Tuesday, February 25th, was moved from the village hall to the Williams Bay High School to accommodate the large crowds that were expected to show up for the presentation regarding the Yerkes Observatory. The meeting was canceled at the last minute due to the snowstorm that hit the Chicago area, making it difficult and dangerous for the Chicago University to send representatives. The meeting has been rescheduled for March 10th. The Williams Bay Plan Commission meeting at 6 p.m. will be held at the Williams Bay High School. The Chicago University and the Yerkes Future Foundation came to a tentative agreement last November to transfer ownership of the observatory to the foundation. The meeting is expected to divulge what the new ownership means for the observatory, the foundation, and the people who love Yerkes and, of course, live around it.
Join Scented and Chic & Unique Consignment Boutique for a double grand opening this weekend March 7th and 8th.
These great new shops will have wine, light refreshments, chocolates, and a charcuterie board. The first 100 people (each day) will receive a goodie bag filled with fun gifts. There will also be a raffle basket, and everyone attending can get a free entry ticket on the businesses’ Facebook pages. There will also be fun ‘trivia’ discount challenges and plenty of shopping. This is the perfect weekend to stop in and welcome these new terrific business owners to Lake Geneva. They are also terrific people.