Little Gems

Dimitri Anagnos.
The Geneva Shore Report has been running stories about this man for a number of weeks. Last week he confronted the publisher of the GSR at Speedo’s Harborside Café. It did not go as you might expect. The publisher is in one piece, unassaulted. Dimitri walked up with his right hand extended and with a huge smile on his face. He thanked the publisher for writing about him, “any advertising is good advertising” he said. Then he walked out of the establishment, leaving a perplexed publisher behind him. Who was that unmasked man? How could he take the deliberate and pointed insults directed at him in this newspaper with such goodwill and positive elan? It is difficult to go on writing rotten stuff about him because of this exchange. He may not be the nicest guy in the world, but he is certainly one sharp player in life and character in Lake Geneva. We, the publishing staff at the GSR, do not want to like or accept this man among us in Lake Geneva. We really don’t. But what choice do we have?


There are some new and exciting businesses getting ready to open in Lake Geneva in time for the busy summer season.
The Beef Jerky Outlet on Broad Street is done with the electrical update and is working on putting in the display cases for their jerky, snacks, and sauces. The Opal Man on Center Street has been keeping his progress secretive with all the windows closed off, but they have their sign up and will carry a wide variety of fine opals. The Candle Mercantile on Main Street is just about ready to open and will offer hand poured candles with custom scents.


Farmer’s Markets.
There are three more Farmer’s Markets opening for the season on June 1st.

Fontana will host their market along Porter Street on Saturdays from June through September. It will be open from 8:00 a.m. until12:00 p.m.

Elkhorn will also be hosting a market on Saturday’s downtown on the square by Veteran’s Park. It will run on Saturdays from June through October from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Boxed & Burlap in Williams Bay across from Mercy Hospital will also be hosting a Farmer’s Market on Friday’s from 8:00am-1:00 p.m. All the Farmer’s Markets will provide products that are locally grown or made.


Free Fishing Weekend.
Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd are free fishing days throughout Wisconsin. If you love to fish, take advantage of this opportunity to fish for free in all the waters of the state. Remember, though, that the usual regulations about size and catch are still in force. Check with the Wisconsin DNR website for regulations at If you’ve always wanted to learn how to fish, this is a great time to learn.

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