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The 4th of July. July 4, 2018, Independence Day celebrations started early last week and the fun continues into this week! Delavan will have a July 4th celebration on Wednesday for the entire family in Veterans Park with food, drinks, and music from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Fireworks will follow at dark.

Fontana fireworks will also be on Wednesday July 4th, and can be viewed from Reid Park at dusk. Burlington will have their fireworks over the Chocolate fest grounds on the fourth.

The Burlington Fire Department will host its annual fundraiser and dance in Echo Park on the fourth, the fun begins at 2 p.m.

The Ridge Hotel will be hosting Ridgeapalooza with fireworks starting at 1 p.m. today and tomorrow. The grills will be fired up for some traditional Fourth food, great live music will be provided, and of course the grand finale fireworks at dusk.

Grand Geneva will celebrate the Fourth on the Fourth, with fireworks starting at dark. If you park in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot, you will have an amazing view, not to mention little traffic afterwards.

Lake Geneva will start July 4th off with a red, white, and blue parade. All kids are asked to decorate their bikes, wagons, scooters, and dress as patriotically as they can. Then head over to Eastview School at 9:30 a.m. and get ready for the parade, decorating and costume judging, and red white and blue popsicles for all!

The looming pedestrian disaster facing the City of Lake Geneva.
It’s subtle and seemingly very minor. It’s about the paint. Yes, the paint they use to mark the city’s many crosswalks. Go out and take a look. The paint is faded away in many spots all over town. It’s not that pedestrians don’t know where to cross because of this fading, the danger is much worse. The real danger is in cars not seeing the lines and proceeding at speed without caution when they should be slowing down to accommodate any crossing pedestrians. Main Street has been left ugly and untouched since the ridiculously approved repairs were permitted to be made by the utility companies. They were never required to come back and make the downtown whole again. Why? Why are the pedestrian crosswalks being ignored as the city approaches the busiest tourist time of the year?

Concerts in the Park.
Looking for some great family fun? Lake Geneva has it! Concerts in Flat Iron Park start this Thursday, July 5th, and every Thursday through August 23rd. The concerts will start at 5:30 p.m. but you might want to get there early to get your blanket or chairs set up, and grab some street food from the Gypsy Soul Food Truck and the Top Dawg Mobile Café. The music will vary every week from Jazz to Bluegrass, but you can count on this event for an entertaining evening outdoors with fabulous views of Geneva Lake.

Place of the Week
The Cheese Box

The Cheese Box Lake Geneva

It’s no wonder the Cheese Box has been here for 75 years. The building itself is nothing grand but what’s inside is, the finest cheeses, sauces, meats, sausages, and made-to-order sandwiches around. The GSR is not kidding about the homemade quality.

 

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