Little Gems

Walk to end Alzheimer’s. Rain or shine, on Saturday, September 15th, 2018.
The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place in Lake Geneva. The event will start in Library Park at 8:30 a.m. with registration. The opening ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the two-mile walk will begin at 10:00 a.m. Many participants, teams, and groups have registered already at All walkers must register, but no fee is required. Donations are, of course, encouraged and the cause and need are truly great. The money raised at the walk will further the care and support of the individuals and their families suffering from the disease, as well as continue the search for a cure. This is a great event that draws many together who share some richly deserved enthusiasm for this common fearful cause.

Fat Tire Ride-9/15/2018.
The 22nd annual Fat Tire Ride of Lake Geneva is a fun event that benefits many great local charities. This Saturday, September 15th at 9 a.m. participants will begin the twenty-two-mile bike ride, starting at Champs Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Lake Geneva (or the Ridge Hotel) for a trek around beautiful Geneva Lake. The riders have a lot of fun during this event since it is not a serious competition. There is a lot of stopping along the way for breaks at some great establishments that surround the lake. This is not a typical competitive bike ride. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume for fun, and there is a chance to win a costume contest at the end. After the journey around the lake, all registered riders are invited for a delicious pig roast at Champs. The ride will go from 2 p.m. through 7 p.m. If you haven’t pre-registered you can register the day before the event at The Ridge out on Highway 50, from 5:30 p.m. through 7 p.m.

Maple Park Historic District.
The residents of the Maple Park Historic District are protective of their neighborhood and want to see it remain as original as it can be, and for many years to come. When talk started to circle through the historic district concerning the razing of a home in the Maple Park District being on the agenda for the Monday, September 17th, planning commission meeting, to discuss the possibility of razing an existing structure and replacing it with a new building more suitable for commercial use, residents became upset and took action.

The structure in question is the Brick and Mortar store at 832 Geneva Street. Geneva Shore Report reporters spoke with residents of the neighborhood, and it was obvious from that discussion that this possibility was upsetting to the neighborhood. The old building is highly valued. The character of the Brick and Mortar building, and the beautiful cream city brick that adorns the exterior is becoming more and more rare, further enhancing its value. The city building inspector’s office has already received Brick and Mortar’s potential plan to raze the building, along with a rendering of the new structure that would fill the empty lot. The rendering of the new building resembles that of a fancy pole barn, but with a lot of windows. Any concerns or thoughts can be brought to the meeting on Monday, September 17th, 2018, at 6 p. m., to be held in Lake Geneva City Hall.

Maple Park Historic District

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