Little Gems

What’s going on with the constant Christmas music on all the radio stations?
It started last week, the first week of November. November, not December. Most people, and most of the staff of the GSR included among those, do not want to listen to constant Christmas music long before Thanksgiving. It’s bad enough that all the Christmas decorations come out before that holiday. In days of old, that was never the case, but capitalistic thinking took over at some point and the Christmas buying season and sales have started earlier and earlier every year. 95.7fm, 93.3fm, 93.6fm, 93.9fm, and 107.3fm…all Christmas, all the time.

When might the general public be able to speak back to these one-way broadcasters and say “enough, already.”


Winterfest is coming.
Visit Lake Geneva is excited to announce that Lake Geneva’s 26th annual Winterfest will be held February 3rd, through February 7th. Lake Geneva hosts the only national snow sculpting championship in the United States and brings talented and award-winning sculpting teams from all over the country. Fifteen teams will come to Lake Geneva to compete in a 72-hour competition to create larger-than-life snow sculptors in hopes of being crowned the champion snow sculpting team.

Visitors can enjoy S’mores and bonfires on the beach, along with the 2nd annual downtown ice sculptor tour. The ice sculptor tour was a favorite for many in the past years, and it was a huge success with crowds of people participating. On Monday night Visit members attended the tourism meeting in support of their grant application to help cover the costs of the ice sculpture event. Each sculpture costs $400 to prepare and build. VISIT approached, as it always does, the downtown businesses to sponsor a sculpture of their choice. Visit Lake Geneva is hoping that a grant from the tourism commission will help lower the costs for the downtown businesses this year, partially because of the financial difficulties caused by the effects of the virus. The sculptures will be placed and sculpted starting on Thursday, and be kept up until they melt, which could take up to two weeks or more.


Free Parking in Lake Geneva.
Free parking begins Sunday, November 15, along with other applied winter parking regulations. Parking in metered stalls from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. is prohibited, as part of those regulations, and parking on city streets is prohibited from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. Vehicles may not park on the streets until the snow has been plowed to the curb line.  Enjoy the ‘free’ part of that winter period of time, and pay very close attention to the regulations.



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