The Pier, the place not the actual pier itself, is back on the Town of Linn board agenda was heard the night of July 20th. Mr. Patrick Hogan came back before the Town of Linn board. This time he asked to have his two-acre plot of land (under his control) turned into a small country club. Will Mr. Hogan get approval on this conditional use permit application? What is the Town of Linn to do? They took Mr. Hogan’s liquor license back so all he has left is his outdoor sports venue and a package store. The town board caved into the citizens of the Birches, living further down the Linn Pier Road. Will the decision turn out to be profitable for the Town if Mr. Hogan files suit, which he hasn’t done so far? Maybe it would be best to allow Mr. Hogan to have his youth-oriented club, but that is a decision to be made by the board on the night of July 26th.
The Walworth County Fair is celebrating 172 years this year.
For the first time in its history, the fair will be selling beer and wine. The Walworth County Fair Board applied for a temporary beer and wine license last year because during that time they were experiencing financial difficulty due to the pandemic. The fair has historically lost money over the years, but the other events held at the fairgrounds helped pick up the finances. To help make up for the deficit, the board decided to introduce alcohol sales during the fair this year. Attendees will be able to walk around with drinks, except for inside the barn and exhibit areas. Beer and wine will be sold between 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with no restriction to one area of the fairgrounds. The idea to allow alcohol to be allowed outside of restricted areas is so that parents can walk around with their children as a family in order to enjoy the fair instead of sitting in a tent while children are running around and possibly getting separated from them. Will alcohol help bring sales to the fair, or will it push people away because of a less family-friendly atmosphere? People are excited to get out and enjoy the activities of summer again so that alone will be a big draw for the 172nd annual Walworth County Fair which runs September 1st to 6th.
Walworth County Fair
Space, the final frontier.
This July will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 15 mission and GLAS Education will be celebrating that in a big way. Apollo 15 was the fourth lunar spaceship to land on the moon and concentrated more on science than previous landings while being able to also stay longer. The celebration will be held at Dunn Field in Lake Geneva on July 22nd, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This will be a celebration of everything space travel-related and there will be partnering with the National Space Society to offer engaging educational activities, interaction with an astronaut, an opportunity to try astronaut food from the United States and Russia, star gazing through advanced telescopes, and much more.
Activities start at 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. when there will be a switch to observing the night skies through the telescopes in the field. At 7:30 there will also be a presentation titled; The Space Race from Apollo to Artemis and Beyond by Brian Ewenson who is an Aerospace Educator and Consultant. He has designed, developed, and flown student and corporate experiments on the shuttle and space station and subsequently trained astronauts to do his work in space. This will surely be a celebration to remember.