Holiday craft fairs are back.
Now is the perfect time to start Christmas shopping, as gifts could be difficult to find this year. Elkhorn is hosting its 20th annual ‘Holiday Affair’ Craft Fair on Saturday, November 13th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a round-robin event held at seven different locations: Elkhorn High School, Walworth County Fair Activity Center, the Log Cabin, the Monte Carlo Room, Elkhorn Middle School, St. Patrick’s grade school, and Jackson Elementary. The admission is only three dollars and gives entry into all seven locations with over three hundred vendors offering unique and handcrafted gifts for the holiday season. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Barnyard Adventure at the Walworth County Fair Grounds.


The Christmas Tree that will be the centerpiece of the Brunk Pavilion this Holiday season has been selected.
The BID (business improvement district) has a wonderful Tree Lighting Ceremony every year, and a great beautiful fir tree is selected from the community. The tree is selected each year from a handful of trees submitted. This year the tree will be donated by a resident of Geneva National. On the Monday after Thanksgiving November 29th the tree will be cut down and transported to the Brunk Pavilion. After the tree is placed, the decorating can begin. The lights will not be turned on until the Tree Lighting Ceremony to be held on December 3rd. The ceremony will be full of the Christmas spirit with music, storytime, Santa, and holiday warmth surrounding everyone.


The DNR requires that several wells be put in at the Riviera for monitoring benzene (gasoline) leakage.
Gage Marine has been charged with having those monitoring wells (15 feet deep and three feet in diameter), so it hired a contracting company.  That company has sent a letter of compliance to both the DNR and to Gage Marine, indicating that it will drill sometime in November or December of 2021.

That’s great, except that the company’s letter does not address the fact that the company/Gage Marine/the DNR must have a site plan approved by the Lake Geneva plan commission, and then ratified by the city council, to dig down any distance at all.  What are they going to do and why did they, all three entities involved, fail to follow the prescribed procedures for doing the work?

GSR Animal of the Week


Ivy – adorable sweet pup mascot for Joni’s Diner.

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