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THE RESORTER & REAL ESTATE GUIDE August 1, 2013
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315 Broad Street
Lake Geneva, WI
(262)248-4444
General Manager/
Editor
John Halverson
Resorter Editor/Special
Projects Coordinator
Jessica Franzene
Business Staff
Office Manager
Sue Hinske
Customer Service/Office
Glenda Hill
Jacki Larisch
Advertising Staff
Duane Hove
Mike Coolidge
Phil Bonyata
Production Staff
Graphic Arts Director
Michael Reinsissel
Graphic Arts Assistant
Sarah Schauf
Find your guide to downtown
Lake Geneva’s shops, restaurants
and points of interest
on pages 17 to 24 of this issue.
Dinner theater and cocktail cabarets are part of the
summer lineup of fun at the Baker House and Max-
well Mansion in downtown Lake Geneva. Cabaret per-
formances are planned for Aug. 3, 17 and 31, with a
three-course dinner option at the Baker House avail-
able. Tickets for the show only also are available. For
additional information on the Baker House’s lakeside
dining and luxury lodging, and the Maxwell Mansion
cabaret, visit www.BakerHouse1885.com.
The Maxwell Mansion
421 Baker St., Lake Geneva
PHOTOS BY JOY KOWALD
watsonswildwestmuseum.com
WATSON’S
WILD WEST
ELKHORN
(262)
723-7505
SUMMERTIME SPECIAL:
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411 INTERCHANGE NORTH • LAKE GENEVA, WI
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Sun. 12 noon-10 p.m.
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Winner of 7
Best of Walworth County Awards
Including:
Best Pizza, Best Pub, Best Casual
Dining & Best Overall Restaurant
"A family friendly pizzeria since 1973
With family friendly prices"
Lake Geneva's Original Stone Hearth Fired Pizza!
1/3 lb. Black Angus Beef Patty, Applewood Smoked Bacon,
Blue Monterrey Jack Cheese and fresh avocado served on a fresh
baked Soft Pretzel Bun with a side of homemade Chipotle Mayo.
$8.25
Serving the Community for Over 40 Years
Served with your choice of French Fries,
Homemade Chips, Dinner Salad or
Sweet Potato Fries
Big Foot Inn
WEDNESDAY FEATURE:
Broasted Chicken
FRIDAY FEATURE:
Our Famous
“Family Style Fish Fry”
We Offer A Different
Special Every Day!
— Reservations Suggested —
11508 N. HWY 14 • HARVARD, ILLINOIS 60033
5 MILES NORTH OF HARVARD • www.bigfootinn.com
SUNDAY FEATURE:
Unlimited
Champagne Brunch
Serving from 9:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Includes Breakfast Items,
Salad Bar, Casserole and
Pasta Dishes, Roast Beef,
Ham Barbeque, Broasted
Chicken, Dessert Table,
Fruit Table & So Much More!
A Great Sunday Tradition
Serving Area Diners Continuously Since 1946
Serving Lunch and Dinner Tuesday–Saturday 11:00 a.m.–Close
2 MILES SOUTH OF
WALWORTH ON HWY 14
(815) 943-4740
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THE ABBEY
RESORT
269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana,
(800) 772-1000 or (262) 275-
9000. We welcome all guests and
area residents to celebrate the Ab-
bey Resort’s 50th Anniversary with
us! We invite you to enjoy several
great dining options located within
the resort. The Fontana Grill, over-
looking the resort’s marina and
seasonal ice skating rink, features
steaks, chops, seafood, a Saturday
night prime rib buffet and their
signature Sunday Champagne
Brunch. The Waterfront Restau-
rant and Bar offers casual dining,
seasonal outdoor dining harbor
side, a Friday night fish fry and
Whiteford’s BBQ’d ribs, chicken
and pork, year round. The Abbey
also features the Helm, an intimate
cocktail lounge, and Café Latte,
brewing Starbucks products.
B. J. WENTKER'S
230 Milwaukee Ave., Burling-
ton, (262) 767-1514. Contempo-
rary cuisine by Chef Eric Peterson
is served in a uniquely historic at-
mosphere. Authentic turn-of-the-
century details enhance the dining
experience; the menu includes
an array of appetizers, entrees
and desserts, complemented by
a variety of beer and fine wines.
B.J. Wentker’s is open for lunch
Monday through Friday from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy hour drink
specials Monday through Friday
from 2 to 5 p.m. Dinner 5 to 9
p.m. Monday through Thursday,
and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Satur-
day.
THE BAKER
HOUSE
327 Wrigley Drive, Downtown Lake
Geneva, (262) 248-4700, Baker-
House1885.com.
The most spectacularly decorated
historic mansion on the lake sets
the scene for an amazing night on
the town. 13 fireplaces, live music,
decadent menu and more than 200
vintage hast for guest to enjoy. Of-
fering hearty "small plate" dinners,
chef entrees and vintage cocktails,
guests informally dine throughout the
historic mansion on wing-back chairs,
fireside couches and on the enclosed
wrap-around veranda. Wildly good
times nightly, full bar and hotel suites.
Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday. Decadent dining Tuesday
through Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday
Victorian Brunch buffet, 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. and Sunday dinner, 5 to 9 p.m.
Closed Mondays. Open for private
events always. Reservations welcome.
BIG FOOT INN
Two miles south of Walworth
just across the Illinois/Wisconsin
border off Highway 14. (815) 943-
4740. Run by Lee and Eugenia
Archos since 1977. Open six days
a week, closed Mondays. Offering
fresh seafood, chops, steaks and
much more, including Friday night
fish fry with Icelandic cod, Sat-
urday night prime rib (regular or
special cuts available), and Sun-
day champagne brunch from 9:30
a.m. to 2 p.m. A banquet room is
available for all special occasions
as well as live piano entertainment
on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Visit www.bigfootinn.com.
BISTRO 220
220 Cook St., downtown
Lake Geneva (262) 248-4220. A
unique atmosphere with the illu-
sion of outdoor seating indoors.
Dine under the starry indoor sky
in the most unique and intimate
restaurant in the area. Dining is
also available on the covered bal-
cony overlooking downtown Lake
Geneva with views of the lake.
Enjoy drinks and appetizers in the
picturesque landscape of the out-
door courtyard. On cool days dine
next to one of our fireplaces while
enjoying one of our many fresh
seafood items, black angus steaks
or pasta dishes. The Bistro also
has prime rib every Saturday and
a tilapia Friday fish fry in the fall
and winter. A bountiful Holiday
Brunch Buffet is also available on
Easter, Mother's Day & Father's
Day. Join us for happy hour at
the Olive Martini Lounge inside
Bistro 220 where martinis are
$2 off and beer, wine & specialty
mixed drinks are a dollar off. A
complimentary appetizer will also
be provided during happy hour.
The Bistro is open from 4 p.m.
until close Wednesday - Sunday
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THE BAKER HOUSE
327 Wrigley Drive, Down-
town Lake Geneva, Baker-
House1885.com, (262) 248-4700.
Celebrate the season in a house
like no other. Listed on the Na-
tional Register of Historic Places.
Enjoy 13 fireplaces, live music,
decadent dining, Gilded Age his-
tory and unpretentious fun. Chef
Maura creates new entrees and
appetizers to tantalize your taste
buds featuring the freshest sea-
sonal ingredients paired with her
amazing epicurean talents. Come
see what's cooking! Tuesday: live
music performed by Lake Geneva
legend Tom Stanfield; Wednesday:
dinner 5 to 9 p.m.; Thursday: live
music performed by Lake Geneva
legend Tom Stanfield, and dinner
5 to 10 p.m.; Friday: live music
and decadent dining in our fireside
parlor. Dinner 5 to 10 p.m.;
Saturday: dinner 5 to10 p.m.;
and Sunday: Victorian brunch.
An all-you-can-eat brunch buffet
($25) includes gourmet breakfast
and signature lunch items such
as our famous lump crabcakes
and Emily Baker's chicken and
dumpling soup. Sunday dinner
5 to 9 p.m. Reservations sug-
gested. For information, visit
BakerHouse1885.com or call after
5 p.m. (262) 248-4700. Restau-
rant reservations can be booked
online at Opentable.com. Open 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations sug-
gested. For additional information,
BakerHouse1885.com or call after
5 p.m. (262) 248-4700 or book
online at Opentable.com.
BELLA PELLE
MEDISPA & LASER
CLINIC
647 W. Main Street, Suite
600, Lake Geneva. (262) 206-5149
www.lakegenevaskincare.com.
Bella Pelle is a team of individuals
who are passionate about Medical
Aesthetics, committed to our cli-
ents in providing customized care
treatments. Plastic and Recon-
structive Certified Nurse Injector,
Gabrielle Kochell-Nunez, brings
over 30 years medical experi-
ence, educating and administering
aesthetic medical techniques to
patients and medical professionals
throughout the nation. Kochell-
Nunez has dedicated her practice
in offering: noninvasive, state of
the art, cutting edge, FDA-ap-
proved medical technologies
accessible to all clients You don’t
treated with a level of gentleness,
encouragement, and grace you'd
be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
This gold standard customer serv-
ice is what Bella Pelle prides itself
in sharing with our clientele, cre-
ating timeless beauty, both inside
and out. Open Tuesday through
Saturday. Call today to set up an
appointment for a complimentary
skin-care consultation.
BELLA VISTA
SUITES
335 Wrigley Drive, Lake
Geneva. (262) 248-2100. Enjoy
live entertainment on weekends
as you take in the lakefront views
and upscale atmosphere at the On
the Waterfront Piano Bar. Weekday
specials include game night on
Mondays, Hospitality Industry
Nights on Tuesdays, Happy Hour
on Wednesdays and Martini Mad-
ness on Thursdays. Drink specials
and an outdoor veranda add to the
appeal of the Mediterranean-style
hotels, which offers 39 suites, a
variety of amenities and the newly
opened Bliss Spa. Bella Vista is
located a block from downtown
Lake Geneva, across from the
lakeshore. Boat docking is avail-
able. Visit www.bellavistasuites.
com for more information.
BEST BARGAINS,
INC.
6515 - 352nd St., New Munster,
(262) 537-2639.
Best Bargains features Wholesale
Food Service, Bar and Restaurant
Distribution, Best Bargains also
features a large selection of fresh
meats and an extensive deli.
Full-line grocery that specializes in
graduation parties, holiday festivi-
ties, fundraisers and meat raffles.
Customized meat cutting. Buy
more...spend less. Your own big
box store in a small town. Located
eight miles east of Lake Geneva in
New Munster, WI. www.bestbar-
gainsinc.com.
BLOOMFIELD
PRESERVE
HUNT CLUB
N1083 County Road U,
Genoa City, (262) 279-6877 and
cell (262) 379-0027. Located off
Highway 12 and Pell Lake Drive,
five minutes from Illinois-Wis-
consin border. Wisconsin’s elite
private club, with 500 acres and a
4,000 square-foot clubhouse. The
hunt club is owned and operated
by Earl and Sylvia Zimmerman.
All pheasants, quail and chuckars
are raised on the farm so you
are assured the best-flying, the
biggest and the best tasting birds
available. Call for a tour. Individual
and corporate memberships are
available. Special events year-
round.
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By John Halverson
Chuck Platts has seen a lot of changes in his time, and been a part of mak-
ing changes in the city, too.
The Sears store Platts has run in Lake Geneva since 1993 was the first
Sears store in the country which wasn’t tied to the famous Sears, Roebuck
and Co. Catalog.
As mayor of Lake Geneva in 1996-97, Platts’s administration oversaw the
construction of the current city hall and the first beach house.
Actually, his roots in the area go back even further than that.
His parents opened their first catalog store in Elkhorn in 1964. Those
Sears “catalog stores” had a desk for ordering from the catalog and, later,
appliances. Platts was involved from the get-go.
The Platts family opened a second store, this time in Lake Geneva, in
1971. After graduating from college in 1974, Platts joined the family business.
The 20-year anniversary signifies the time when Sears dropped its legend-
ary catalog and, with it, their catalog stores. So Platt’s Sears store morphed
into what is now known at a Sears Home Store. There are about 900 now, but
the Lake Geneva store was the first – “by a few hours,” Platts says.
As for his time as mayor, Platts says “we got a lot done.”
“Sometimes we were controversial, but when you do a lot it tends to make
people nervous,” he said.
Platts recalled how someone said he’d never win re-election if he kept on
being so active. Platts just laughed. His whole idea was to get in and get things
done without worrying about re-election.
Chuck Platts
Lake Geneva Sears store
celebrating its roots
Chuck Platts marks 20 years
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Sears
“I tell people I’m glad I did it, but wouldn’t do it again,” Platts said with a laugh. We got
things done.”
Platts says the most rewarding aspects to running the store for so many years is how
its tied him to his customers.
“I’ve been here for 40 years,” he said. “I now deliver appliances to grandkids of custom-
ers we had at the catalogue stores.”
Platts also stressed how the personal service you get in a locally-owned store is an at-
tribute the new on-line world can’t match.
GENOA CITY DAYS
AUGUST 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Hosted by the Genoa City Lions Club
KIDS GAMES • INFLATABLES • BINGO • LIVE MUSIC • MUD BOGS
FOOD & DRINK • 20THANNUALHARLEY-DAVIDSON RAFFLE
31st Annual
Free
Adm
ission
— For More Information Go To: www.genoacitylions.org —
At Veterans Park • Fellows Rd. & Hwy. H
in Genoa City, Wisconsin
FUNdraiser of the Year
FOLLOW
YOUR
DREAM
Free
Parking
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
ND
5:00 p.m. Genoa City Days Begins
Pig Roast – Hosted by First Congregational Church
Ruthie the Singing DJ – Hits of Yesteryear
6:00 p.m. BINGO with $$ Prizes at the North Shelter
8:00 p.m. TheFairlanesBandw/ Walworth Co. Idol winner, Alyssa Montes de Oca
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
RD
8:00 a.m. Lions Club Blood Drive – Call Lee Swenson at
(262) 279-3316 for an appointment
12:00 p.m. Genoa City Days Parade
1:00 p.m. KIDS’FISHINGDERBY– HostedbyRobinsonWholesale&MarkKatzenberg
Ruthie the Singing DJ – Hits of Yesteryear
Lakeland Animal Shelter Barnyard Babies & Storytime
– (On the 1/2 hour)
KIDDIE TRACTOR PULL(Kids under 100 lbs.) – Hosted by
the S. E. Wisconsin Antique Power &Collectibles Society
2:00 p.m. Frankie Miglio – Vegas Stylist
5:00 p.m. BINGO with $$ Prizes at the North Shelter
7:00 p.m. Rock Central
8:00 p.m. THE CHASINGAMY BAND
SUNDAY, AUGUST 4
TH
9:00 a.m. Ecumenical Service – First Congregational Church
9:30 a.m. 3rd Annual Pauline Parker Memorial MUD BOGS
– Registration at the Park
11:00 a.m. Peter Guerin – One Entertainer, Many Shows
1:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Pauline ParkerMemorial MUD BOGS– Event Begins
BINGO with $$ Prizes at the North Shelter
2:00 p.m. The Fairlanes Band
Nippersink Resort Alumni Reunion
7:00 p.m. 20TH ANNUAL HARLEY-DAVIDSON RAFFLE
*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
609 W. Main St. • Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262.248.3665 • www.cozycottagehomefurnishings.com
Mon.–Fri. 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. • Sat. 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. • Sun. By Appointment Only
GRAND OPENING!
Affordable, Unique Handcrafted
Solid Wood Furniture Pieces
“We specialize in solid wood accent pieces
in a variety of colors and finishes.
Designers & Decorators love our store!”
New to
Lake
Geneva!
— Free Public Parking Behind Museum —
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out and about
Visit www.bloomfieldhuntclub.com for more information.
CARVETTI'S OF
LAKE GENEVA
642 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, (262)-248-9752. Voted by Lake Ge-
neva People's Choice as the Best Bar and Best Outdoor patio in Walworth
county. Lake Geneva's only award-winning and largest outdoor patios
featuring basket ball hoops and baggo courts, three outdoor bars with
four HD TVs, two outdoor fireplaces, live music and entertainment and
the areas top DJs with dancing every Friday and Saturday night until 2
a.m., along with al fresco dining for up to 250 people make this one of
the most popular spots in Lake Geneva for family fun and adult nightlife.
Daily drink and dinner specials. Come in and view the 14 TVs with all Chi-
cago sports teams including the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks. The
Riverside patio is the perfect place to hold a reunion, rehearsal dinner,
birthday bash or any kind of party you can imagine. Visit their Web site at
www.carvettis.com for food and drink menu as well as upcoming events
and discount coupons.
CHAMPS SPORTS BAR & GRILL
747 Main St., Lake Geneva. (262) 248-6008. Plenty of sports memo-
rabilia, large HD plasma TVs, dancing, cocktails, regulation basketball
hoops inside and out and a beer garden make Champs a fun, casual place
for everyone, especially sports fans. Champs features live music every
Friday from 8 p.m. and every Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the beer
garden, and a live DJ every Saturday night from 8 p.m. There is never a
cover charge. Champs has earned Best of Lake Geneva Voters' Choice
awards for live entertainment, bar/tavern, spirits and sports bar.
CLEAR WATERS SALON & DAY SPA
18 Geneva St. Williams Bay. (262)245-2444. Walworth County's
only full service Medical Day Spa. Experience Botox, Restylane or a Pho-
tofacial with Dr. Nicholas Veith. Take in the breathtaking views of Geneva
Lake while experiencing their signature Clear Waters pedicure. Receive a
therapeutic hot stone massage, or relax while one of the skilled Estheti-
cans give you a skin repairing facial or chemical peel. Utilize the talent of
the highly educated hair design team to revive your color, enhance your
current style and leave with your ideal look. Relax your mind, rejuvenate
your body and refresh your spirit. Visit www.clearwaterssalonanddayspa.
com.
THE ELEGANT FARMER
1545 Main St., Mukwonago, (262) 363-6770. A wonderful shop-
ping experience, The Elegant Farmer offers award-winning specialties in
its Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli and Market, including its famed apple pie
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Downtown
A Storied Legacy
Otto Young’s manor on the shore of Geneva Lake
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t’s best known as Stone Manor, but the massive Italianate limestone structure that dominates
the shoreline west of downtown Lake Geneva was originally named Younglands.
Its storied legacy began when Otto Young, a German immigrant, took his modest savings
and began a New York costume jewelry business. By 1871, the year of the Chicago Fire, he had moved
to the city and set aside enough money to work on a new business plan: purchasing real estate. In the
wake of the Fire, he took advantage of the plummeting prices of property in the city and eventually built
up his holdings to include much of what is today’s Loop.
The investments made him rich — so rich, in fact, that when he decided to purchase a Geneva Lake
shoreline lot and build a summer home, he had a little wiggle room in his budget. Some historians put
the original estimate for Younglands at $15,000. It was a great deal of money in 1899, when the plans
— Ongoing Downtown Attractions —
Horticultural Hall, which is located at 330 Broad St., is the site for the Lake Geneva Farmers Market. The event
is held on Thursdays through October 17th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features a variety of vendors, with goods rang-
ing from fresh produce, pickles and preserves, artisan cheeses, crafts, plants and fresh flowers. Booths are set up
both outside and inside Horticultural Hall, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Riviera Beach Located in downtown Lake Geneva at Wrigley Drive, the Riviera’s historic ballroom and modern
bath house (with showers and restrooms) provide the backdrop for the beach. Lifeguards are on duty Memorial Day
through Labor Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beach hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both daily and seasonal passes are avail-
able; children six and under get free admission.
Geneva Lake Area Museum, 255 Mill St. Located in the city’s former Power & Light building, the museum is
open Monday and Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m . The heart of
the facility is a historic Main Street, which includes a log cabin, a blacksmith’s, a general store, dentist, residences,
a school and more. A hands-on approach makes history come alive for all ages. Exhibits also highlight yachting and
sailing on Geneva Lake, the Chicago and Northwestern Railway and some of the lakeshore estates.
Shorepath Walk Public access to the Geneva Lake Shorepath, which circles the entire lake and is a public right-
of-way, is located at the west end of Library Park, West Main Street, and at the eastern end of Baker Park off Wrigley
Drive and Campbell Street. The path offers hikers closeups of some of the area’s grandest estates and mansions,
including Stone Manor, the Driehaus Estate and the Wrigley grounds.
FROM LAKE GENEVA IN VINTAGE POSTCARDS
728 W. Main St. • Lake Geneva, WI
www.hawksviewgolf.com
(262) 248-0670 - Open daily at 10
GOLF and BOUTIQUE
• Golf Simulator - 17 world renowned courses
• Only $15 for 30 minutes of golf
• Bring a foursome or play yourself
• Clubs are available
• Golf & Casual Apparel
• Ask about Family Fun on Barn Hollow
STOP IN FOR A BEER & GET
YOUR SWINGANALYZED EVERY
THURSDAY, 4-7 BY OUR GOLF PRO. ONLY $10 AND
RECEIVE A $10 OFF COUPON TO PLAY GOLF.
Call For a Reservation or Stop in The Store.
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150 Center St. Lake Geneva, WI 53147
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for Youngland were drawn up — but when all was
said and done, Young’s summer residence would
cost somewhere in between one and two million
dollars.
What made Young’s bill so high? Well, first of
all the certainty that he could afford it. His fortune
was estimated at about $25 million at the turn of
the century. Second, Young was determined to pay
attention to every detail of the home. The plans
included 14-karat gold plated and sterling silver
fixtures, Tennessee marble interior walls, hand-
laid walnut and mahogany parquet flooring and oil
paintings on the 12-foot ceilings.
Younglands contains seven levels, including
two basements, four stories and a rooftop terrace.
The footprint of the building is about 175 feet by
70 feet, with a veranda that stretches 250 feet.
The mansion’s breathtaking main floor includes
a grand staircase carved from mahogany, a ball-
room with crystal chandeliers and a pink marble
fireplace, a dining room with hand-carved furni-
ture, a parlor, music room, game room and huge
kitchen and butler’s pantry.
The second and third floors were dedicated to
bedroom suites, and the fourth level was for recre-
ation, including a gym and miniature golf course.
The roof contained a garden (and now it also has
a pool).
In all, there was about 50,000 square feet of
living space, all designed for Young and his family
to enjoy during the summer. But Young loved the
home so much that he spent much of the fall and
spring there, too.
Lake Geneva
SEE MORE ON STONE MANOR
ON PAGE 22
Maple Park Historic District A sightseeing walk through this 650-acre district will highlight the architectural
trends of historic homes from the 1840s through 1920s. Many of the 140-plus residences were built during the
Victorian era and have been meticulously maintained and restored. The district also includes Pioneer Cemetery and
the Central-Denison school buildings and grounds.
PARKS
Seminary Park, Baker Street and South Lake Shore Drive. Picnicking and grilling are permitted; a playground is
available.
Flatiron Park, Wrigley Drive and Center Street. The chamber of commerce is located in the park, as are a statue
of cartoon character Andy Gump and a gazebo overlooking the lakeshore.
Maple Park, Madison and Geneva streets. A basketball court, tennis courts and a playground are available, as well
as a baseball diamond in this park, which is located in the heart of the Maple Park Historic District.
Wheel-Friendly Plaza, Dunn Field, Sage Street. A state of the art concrete skate park is open to the public at
this location, which also offers a playground, basketball court and playing field.
Donian Park, East Main Street and lower Center Street, along the White River bank. A four-acre wetland preserve,
the park has a spacious observation deck.
— Ongoing Downtown Attractions —
SERVING FOOD 10:30 A.M. TIL MIDNIGHT • CARRYOUTS AVAILABLE
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Unfortunately, he only got to enjoy the com-
pleted Younglands for a few years — he died there
in December 1906.
The home and the rest of his holdings were
left to his children, via a meticulously-crafted will.
The Aug. 6, 1950 Milwaukee Sentinel details the
bequest, which Young had laid out from children to
grandchildren to great-grandchildren. He had long
been concerned with his family’s affairs, the Senti-
nel claimed, and wanted a large brood of grandchil-
dren to help carry on the family name.
He offered his oldest daughter Marie, a sum
of $1 million for every child she had — and Marie
had five in short order. “Million Dollar Babies,” the
press nicknamed the lucky progeny. (Those first
five were were all girls and Young, hoping for at
least one grandson, told another daughter, Stella,
that he expected boys from her. Eventually there
were two grandsons.)
After Young’s death, Younglands remained in
the family until 1939. One of his granddaughters
handed the mansion and eight acres of the estate
over to the Episcopal Church, which opened a girls’
school on the property. After a few years, it folded
and the manor’s future was uncertain.
In the 1960s, the county seized it for back taxes
and it was sold at sheriff’s auction for $75,000.
From there, a developer opened a short-lived luxury
restaurant on the main level, and then the building
Downtown
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— Upcoming Downtown Events —
Concerts in the Park: Thursdays, July 25, August 1 & 8
Flat Iron Park, Wrigley Drive, is the site for weekly free concerts that will entertain the whole family.
The shows run from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays unless otherwise noted, with no concert scheduled during
Venetian Festival. More information is available on www.lakegenevawi.com/events.
Art in the Park: Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11
The Geneva Lake Art Association’s 33rd Annual Fine Art Show will take place at Flat Iron Park, Wrigley
Drive. The juried show will feature works from more than 80 nationwide artists, including paintings,
photography, pottery, graphics, sculptures, jewelry and more. The event will also feature a silent auc-
tion, live entertainment, food and beverages and a children’s activity tent. Hours will be 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
Library Book Sale: Saturday & Sunday, August 10 & 11
Friends of the Lake Geneva Public Library book sale. Located at the eastern end of Library Park (adja-
cent to Wrigley Drive and Main Street), the annual book sale will feature mass market books in paper-
back as well as hardcover, along with DVDs, videos and CDs. Rare and signed books also will be sold at
special prices. Money raised by the sale goes to fund the library’s special projects.
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be cherished for years.
Galerie MaƟsse • Unique works of art and accessories
Jones New York • Timeless, sophisƟcated designs
MaƟsse Too• HandcraŌed jewelry to whimsical art
Noure’s Oriental Rug Gallery• Rugs from around the world
Portraits • A unique combinaƟon of photography and painƟng
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and accessories
830 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 5
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was used as a “Christmas Tree Museum.”
In the early 1990s, a developer purchased
Stone Manor and after a massive two-year resto-
ration project, turned the living space into condo-
miniums. Much of the original detail was repaired
and restored, including the marble walls and art
on the ceilings. The rooftop garden had been over-
grown to the point where tree roots were invading
the ceiling. More than 1,400 feet of plaster mold-
ing was restored. The exterior had to be cleaned
and repaired.
Today, the property exudes the same dignity
that Young had expected from Younglands. Its vis-
ibility from across the water often brings the curi-
ous to the western shorepath entrance in downtown
Lake Geneva. It’s a short walk past other historic
properties to reach the massive structure, which
is perched on one of the higher points of this side
of the shore. Visitors can also view the estate from
Lakeshore Drive heading out of town
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Lake Geneva
— Upcoming Downtown Events —
Venetian Fest Wednesday to Sunday, August 14 to 18
Now in its 51st year, the Lake Geneva Jaycees’ sponsored event is a five day festival featuring a carni-
val, craft fair, water ski show, musical entertainment and food. The event culminates in a lighted boat
parade Sunday evening followed by a waterfront firework display. Hours will be Wednesday to Friday,
6:00 p.m. to midnight and Saturday and Sunday, noon to midnight. (Fireworks Sunday at 9:00 p.m.)
Maxwell Street Days: Friday to Sunday, August 23 to 25
Downtown Lake Geneva merchants will fill the sidewalks with bargains galore as the city celebrates
Maxwell Street Days. Shoppers can find deals on everything from home décor to apparel and jewelry,
as well as enjoying refreshments and food.
Downtown Shuttle
Want to avoid parking problems? There is a free shuttle to downtown Lake Geneva on select weekends
this summer! The shuttle runs from the Petco/Office Max parking lot off Highway 50 and Edwards
Boulevard to the Mill Creek Hotel on Center Street (just south of the intersection of Center and Main
Streets). The shuttle runs continuously every 20 minutes, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday and
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
131 Wells St. • Lake Geneva, WI • (262) 348-9077
Across the street from McDonald’s on Wells Street
HOURS:
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WANT MORE ON ALL THE
LOCAL FUN THIS SEASON?
Tune into
www.ReelLifeTV.net
and catch our latest episodes on
where to shop, stay and play
in the Lake Geneva area.
WANT MORE ON ALL THE
LOCAL FUN THIS SEASON?
Tune into
www.ReelLifeTV.net
and catch our latest episodes on
where to shop, stay and play
in the Lake Geneva area.
Downtown
Lake Geneva
1. Absolutely Home 264 Center St.
2. The Backyard 252 Center St.
3. Carvetti’s Bar & Grill 642 Main St.
4. Champ’s Sports Bar & Grill 642 Main St.
5. Fancy Fairy Mall 830 Main St.
6. Grandma Vickie’s Cafe 522 Broad St.
7. Harbor Shores 300 Wrigley Dr.
8. Hawk’s View Golf & Boutique 728 Main St.
9. Kismet Handcrafted Gifts 152 Center St.
10. Lake Geneva Cannery 120 Broad St.
The shops, restaurants and businesses of downtown Lake Geneva offer an amazing
variety of goods and services — yet the city retains its small-town atmosphere.
Whether you’re running errands, day-tripping or enjoying a long weekend, there is
plenty to do and see downtown.
In addition to the dozens of boutiques, eateries and specialty businesses, visitors and
locals alike can enjoy the beautiful landscape of Geneva Lake. Historical architecture,
quaint neighborhoods and a variety of parks add to this small city’s charm.
Downtown Lake Geneva
Businesses
11. Lake Geneva Harley-Davidson 704 Main St.
12. Leather Lips Water Sports 151 Wrigley Dr.
13. Mama Cimino’s Little Italy 131 Wells St.
14. Oh My Gauze 227 Broad St.
15. Original Chicago Pizza Company 150 Center St.
16. Revive Gallery 721 Geneva St.
17. Scoop’s Ice Cream & Deli 101 Broad St.
18. Sopra Bistro 724 Main St.
19. Village Gourmet 725 Main St.
See map on page 20.
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• Free Instruction & Gas • Drivers License and Deposit Required
33 Years
In Business
151 Wrigley Drive • Lake Geneva, WI
(Across from the Chamber of Commerce)
262-248-4142
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baked in a paper bag, cider baked
ham, homemade applesauce,
jumbo muffins and cookies and
seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Home of the “Smiling Barn,” the
Elegant Farmer offers seasonal
special events, such as its Autumn
Harvest Festival, December
Holiday Market, East Troy Electric
Railroad trolley rides and much
more., is open daily May to August
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and September
to April 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed
Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas
and New Year's Day. For more
information, visit their Web site
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SPORTS BAR &
GRILL
4112 Blue Gill Road, Delavan,
(262) 728-2420. Friday enter-
tainment alternates between
karaoke/disc jockey. A disc jockey
entertains every Saturday, with
theme parties throughout the
year. There is an outdoor patio
and a private room for parties.
Pool, darts, dancing and sports
are offered. Free pool is offered
on Thursdays and free darts on
Tuesdays. On Fridays, a pint of
tap beer is $1.50 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Karaoke is scheduled for Fridays.
Food specials are available Mon-
day through Friday. Food is served
until closing time. Happy Hour
from 3 to 6 p.m. Also, buy a drink,
get a ticket during Happy Hour for
a chance to win a free patio party
(beer and pizza). Drawing every
Friday at 6 p.m. The End Zone's
Dugout hotdog cart is now open
at Delavan's Community Park on
the lake. Offering Vienna hot dogs,
brats, chips and soda.
FIT FOR A QUEEN
Geneva Square Shopping
Center, highways 120 and 12,
Lake Geneva. (262) 248-7888.
Featuring dress and casual apparel
for women in sizes 14 to 32. The
shop also offers an array of acces-
sories for all occasions, including
jewelry and handbags.
FRENCH COUNTRY
INN
Plan a getaway at The French
Country Inn on beautiful Lake
Como. Historic, lakeside bed and
breakfast with 33 lovely appointed
rooms. Spend time just relaxing
and enjoying the surroundings.
Hwy 50, just west of downtown
Lake Geneva. Call (262) 245-5220
or check out our website at www.
frenchcountryinn.com.
GENEVA LAKE
MUSEUM
255 Mill St., Lake Geneva,
(262)248-6060. Walking along
the museum's "Main Street" you
can not only peek into historic
stores, homes, a school room
and other places, but you can
actually go into them for a close
up look at furniture, clothing,
tools, machines, merchandise,
photos and other artifacts of daily
living from the Geneva Lake area
circa 1870-1930. Open March,
April, November, and December,
Friday-Saturday 10-4 and Sunday
12-3 and May through October,
Monday, Thursday-Saturday 10-4
and Sunday 12-3. For more infor-
mation, visit www.genevalakemu-
seum.org.
GENEVA LAKES
YMCA
203 Wells St., Lake Geneva,
(262) 248-6211. A family facility
offering activities for all ages,
including swimming lessons, team
sports, a variety of preschool and
youth classes, personal fitness
and both land and water fitness
classes. Amenities include a Well-
ness Center, two gymnasiums,
a 25-meter swimming pool, a
large therapy pool, saunas, steam
rooms, racquetball courts and
cycling equipment. Membership
options include individual, family,
youth and senior citizen. Visit their
Web site at www.lakegenevaymca.
com.
GENEVA NATIONAL
Highway 50, Lake Geneva,
(262) 245-7010. Four miles west
of Lake Geneva, Geneva Na-
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dining out
slow-roasted prime rib, served with roasted
potatoes and coleslaw.
HAWK'S VIEW
BAR & GRILL
7377 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva,
(262) 348-9900. A casual, fun, place to
meet friends, with panoramic views of the
golf courses. Patio seating is available in
season. Hawk’s View offers great appetizers,
homemade soups and salads, mouthwater-
ing sandwiches and a full bar. Friday fish
fry is offered all year. Watch your favorite
sporting event on one of the plasma TVs.
Carryouts are available. Hawk’s View Bar
and Grille is open seasonally, serving lunch
beginning at 11 a.m. Retirement, birthday
and social parties are always welcome, and
available year round.
HEMINGWAY'S
N3270 County Highway H, Lake Geneva,
(262) 348-1200. Escape reality at this
unique Lake Geneva establishment, where a
laid-back, tropical atmosphere awaits. The
menu reflects the island theme and casual
attitude, with family-friendly services and
prices. Favorites include fresh seafood,
chops, steaks, island specialties, Friday fish
fry and Saturday apple wood smoked baby
back ribs, specialty drinks and live entertain-
ment. free parking. Available for banquets
and parties. Outdoor patio is available along
with the tiki bar in season. www.heming-
waysportofcall.com.
HUNT CLUB
STEAKHOUSE
Geneva National Resort is proud to
present the acclaimed Hunt Club Steak-
house. Inside this unique historical build-
ing is an upbeat and lively atmosphere
for drinks, appetizers or a delicious steak
dinner The menu offers an expansive vari-
ety of delicious homemade food including
our signature 25-ounce “Tomahawk Chop”
and several other cuts of mouthwatering
steaks. Renowned chef John Havlis dishes
up great selections of seafood items and
other meats, as well as unique sandwiches,
small plates and salads. Great libations and
an award winning wine list make the Hunt
Club Steakhouse the perfect place to unwind
with friends after a busy day or to enjoy an
intimate night out with someone special.
Private dining is also available in the Crane
Room featuring a “community table” with
seating for 8 to 14 guests.
IN THE DRINK
W3860 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Como
North, (262) 248-8855. In the Drink serves
sandwiches, burgers, appetizers and Fri-
day fish specials, as well as daily specials.
Shuffleboard, a dartboard and pool table
are available for patrons' enjoyment. Open
daily at 11 a.m. Kitchen hours are Sunday
through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
LAKE LAWN RESORT
2400 East Geneva Street, Delavan,
(262) 728-7950. Two lakefront restaurants
at Lake Lawn Resort boast award-winning
dining fare by local legend Executive Chef
Ross. Frontier Restaurant offers Ameri-
can-heartland style cuisine in a fine-dining
atmosphere with entrees and delicacies
ranging from flame-grilled steak to broiled
Boston cod. Weekend specials include a
Sunday lakeside Champagne brunch and
a Friday night seafood buffet or Saturday
night prime rib buffet. Ideal for game-day
or cocktail hour, the Lookout Bar and Eatery
is equipped with eleven televisions, the NFL
ticket, seasonal outdoor seating and regular
bar food and drink specials. New! Isle of
Capri Cafe: a taste of Italy comes home, fea-
turing fresh-baked stone fire pizzas, gelato,
espresso, cappuccino, and bakery goods,
plus more Italian-inspired items. For more
information visit www.lakelawnresort.com.
LAKEVIEW GRILLE AT
GENEVA RIDGE
RESORT
Highway 50 West, Lake Geneva
800-225-5558. Guests of the resort can
find delicious resort dining in The Lakeview
Grille, featuring superb steaks, choice
chops, fresh fish and a breakfast menu
that would get anyone out of bed early.
Experience all our delectable creations while
looking out wall-to-wall picture windows
that frame the wooded slopes and shores of
Lake Como. Enjoy some of the best dining
Lake Geneva has to offer when you order
one of our hand-carved rib-eyes, filets,
and succulent prime ribs to be matched
with award winning wines from all over
the world. You will be delighted by our
nightly specials, the best Friday Fish Fry
around, and legendary service that is sure to
satisfy any guest. Friday Night Fish Fry— a
Wisconsin Tradition — only $12.95. www.
GenevaRidge.com
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Serving dinner nightly from 4 p.m. • CLOSED MONDAY
10441 Rt. 47 • Hebron, IL • (815) 648-2609
Go South 10 Minutes from Lake Geneva on WI-120
“WORLD-FAMOUS” BROASTED CHICKEN
For Over 35 Years Featuring Our
FRIDAY “FISH FRY” Fresh Icelandic Cod, Broiled or
Quick Fried. Potato Pancakes or Fries, Coleslaw,
Applesauce, Rolls & Butter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95
“ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT” BROASTED CHICKEN
Every Night TUESDAY thru SUNDAY
For Just $12.95
SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. . . . $15.95
FULL MENU FROM 1:30 P.M.
PLUS!
107 KENOSHA ST. • WALWORTH, WI
262-275-9191
ALL NEW FISH FRY: ICELANDIC COD
BAKED $8.95 • FRIED $7.95
SHRIMP DINNER: 8 piece $9.95
TUESDAYS: $1.25 TACOS
** DAILY DRINK SPECIALS **
THURS. NIGHT & ALL DAY SUN.
WINGS: JUST 35¢
FRIDAY FISH FRY
OPEN FOR
LUNCH & DINNER
AT 11:45
TUES.-SAT.
OPEN at 10:00 A.M.
ON SUNDAY
W6904 Hwy. Cty A • Elkhorn, WI (262) 742-5043
Open Thurs. & Fri. 4 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
• BLUE ROUGHY (all you can eat) $10.95
•PERCH or
WALLEYE DINNER $14.95
•10 OZ. NEW YORK STRIP - $23.95
•6 OZ. FILET - $24.95
We Also Feature an Oyster Bar, Shrimp, Salmon & More.
~ FRIDAY NIGHT ~
~ NIGHTLY SPECIALS ~
Serving From 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
W4118 Lake Shore Drive • Lake Como North
(262) 248-6183
“We’re the Talk of the Town!” Why? ... Try One of Our
SPECTACULAR FRIDAY FISH ENTREES
• STEAK • FRESH SEAFOOD
Fitzgerald’s Genoa Junction
~ In the Historic Octagon House ~
A UNIQUE BLEND OF HISTORY & TRADITION!
“HOME OF FITZGERALD’S FAMOUS FISH BOIL”
Fish Boil~Honey BBQ Chicken~BBQ Ribs
RESTAURANT & GIFT SHOP
Home of Fitzgerald’s Famous Fish Boil!
772 Main St. (Hwy. B) Genoa City, WI
2 miles NWof Richmond, IL
262-279-5200
~ CALL FOR HOURS ~
FISH BOIL
HONEY BBQ CHICKEN
BARBECUED RIBS
Special Parties Available
Call For Info.
and you’ll soon find out!
including Walleye, Blue Gill,
Lake Perch or Shrimp – Each just $11.00
Friday Fish Fry
All-You-Can-Eat Fried Cod ................................................................$8.95
Baked Cod ................................................................................................$9.95
3-Piece Fried Cod .................................................................................. $7.95
Rainbow Trout ......................................................................................$11.95
Cajun Catfsh ...........................................................................................$9.95
Pecan Crusted Tilapia .........................................................................$9.95
All Dinners Include Choice of Potato and Unlimited Soup &Salad Bar
Saturday
14 oz. Prime Rib ................................................................................... $14.95
Choice of Potato and Endless Soup &Salad Bar
Sunday
Homemade Lasagna ...........................................................................$8.45
1/2 Roast Chicken, Pork or Turkey with Stuf ng .........................$8.45
Choice of Potato and Salad or Soup
Monday
4-Piece Southern Fried Buttermilk Chicken ............................$8.95
Choice of Potato and Endless Soup &Salad Bar
2-Piece Senior Chicken .......................................................................$5.95
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BURLINGTON
Beautiful parks & gardens,
a historic downtown &
the designation of
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have put Burlington on
the map – and that’s no
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city is home to the
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Unique shops, restaurants
& festivals bring
thousands of visitors
from all over the region to
Burlington all year round.
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dining out
restaurant or relax in the lounge with
your favorite drinks and appetizers. Now
open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday
5:30 p.m. to close. Private parties are
available in the lounge. Lounge is open
Wednesday through Sunday 5 p.m. to close.
You can also make reservations online at
www.medusagrillandbistro.
PIER 290
1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay, (262)
245-2100. Located at Gage Marine.
Uniquely American restaurant focused
on clean flavors, fresh ingredients, and
attentive service. Our progressive menu
features a variety of options which highlight
the season’s best local ingredients ranging
from grilled elk patties and falling off the
bone beef short ribs to a bountiful sand-
wich menu. Whether you are enjoying your
meal inside by one of our fire places, or
outside on our heated covered decks, the
cozy environment and beautiful views of
Lake Geneva will make your experience at
Pier 290 memorable. Open daily 11 a.m.
to 10 p.m. For more information, visit our
website, www.pier290.com and check us
out on Facebook.
THE RED GERANIUM
393 Edwards Blvd., Lake Ge-
neva,(262)248-3637. Quiet, comfortable
dining and American/Continental cuisine is
the setting for this charming home, turned
restaurant. Seafood, specialty meats and
poultry from the open hearth grill are just
some of the restaurant specialties. Also,
"lighter fare" such as salads and sandwiches
are available. The restaurant also features
"all-inclusive pricing" that includes in the
menu price salad or soup, vegetable and
starch for most of its menu selections. A
quiet, cozy cocktail lounge greets guests for
your favorite beverage, along with an exten-
sive wine list. Hours are Monday through
Saturday for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until
the final seating at 3 p.m. Dinner is served
Monday through Saturday beginning at
4:30 p.m. On Sundays, a plated brunch and
light lunch are offered from 11 a.m. until 3
p.m., and Sunday dinner begins at 4 p.m.
A children's menu is always available, with
plenty of free off-street parking. "Smart"
casual attire is requested, and reservations
are recommended. The Red Geranium is
open year-round, seven days a week.
RISTORANTE
BRISSAGO AT
GRAND GENEVA
Highway 50 East, Lake Geneva, (262)
249-4788. The critically acclaimed Ris-
toranté Brissago at Grand Geneva Resort &
Spa features authentic Italian cuisine, with
ingredients such as cheeses and pastas be-
ing flown in weekly from Italy and prepared
with purity and tradition. Enjoy spectacular
views of the countryside as you sip a glass
from the hand-chosen, region-specific wine
list. Reservations are recommended.
ROMA'S
RISTORANTE AND
LOUNGE
N8416 Highway ES, East Troy, (262)
642-5353. Visit their Web site at www.
romaswi.com. Roma's serves traditional
Italian and American cuisine at affordable
prices. The dining room sets patrons back
in time, in a rustic Italian village setting.
Favorites include steak Ala Roma, Shrimp
De Jonge, pasta, bruschetta, blackend scal-
lops, and the all-you-can-eat salad bar, and
of course our fabulous thin, thick, pan, or
stuffed pizza. The banquet hall that seats
150 people, and our lounge which sports
eight flat-screen TVs, and a 300-gallon salt-
water tank built into the wall. Enjoy a unique
dining experience for the whole family that
you can't find anywhere else.
SCUTTLEBUTT'S
RESTAURANT
831 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, (262)
248-1111.
Scuttlebutts features Lake Geneva’s “origi-
nal gourmet burgers” along with chicken
and vegetarian burgers, barbecued ribs,
homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and
authentic Swedish entrees. Breakfast featur-
ing authentic Swedish pancakes is offered.
There also is an excellent Friday fish fry.
Cocktails are available.
SKIP'S ALA MODE
99 N. Walworth Ave., Williams Bay,
(262) 245-1330. The best Chicago-style
pizza, Italian beef, gyros, charbroiled burg-
ers, broaster recipe chicken, hot dogs and
more can be enjoyed with wine or tap beer
in this family-friendly restaurant with a
unique indoor and outdoor dining atmo-
sphere. Try our new wraps, steak, grilled
chicken or deli meats, great for parties.
Home of the famous "widgets" and other
ice cream treats. Carryout, delivery to the
Williams Bay municipal pier, packaged beer
and ice also are available. Open every day,
10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Major credit cards
accepted.
SOPRA BISTRO
724 Main St., Lake Geneva, (262)
249-0800, www.soprabistro.com. Dinner,
smoke-free, handicap accessible, reserva-
tions accepted, walk-ins welcome, vegetar-
ian dishes. Sopra, an American Bistro, the
premier Lake Geneva dining experience.
Ingredient-driven chef-owner, Simon Cum-
ming, designs American bistro classics with
a fresh, farm-to-table approach. Using the
finest seasonal ingredients, you'll be treated
to a fine dining experience, in a casual,
friendly and relaxed atmosphere. In addition
to the thoughtfully selected wine list, Sopra
also boasts an extensive selection of micro-
brew beers and a full selection of spirits,
including specialty house martinis.
TANA'S FAMILY
RESTAURANT
3522 Hwy 50, Delavan Inlet, Delavan,
(262)740-0933. Open Monday through
Thursday and Saturday and Sunday from 6
a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Fridays from 6 a.m.
till 8 p.m. Serving breakfast, lunch and din-
ner. Family friendly restaurant specializing
in Swedish pancakes, biscuits and gravy,
homemade soups and daily specials. Fresh
muffins, cakes and pies daily. Private room
available for small get-togethers and special
occasions (20 people). Carryout orders
available.
YE OLDE HOTEL
6070 N. Railroad St., Lyons, (262) 763-
2701. “The most flamboyant example of
rustic nostalgia we found is Ye Olde Hotel in
Lyons,” according to William Rice, Chicago
food and wine columnist. Daily and nightly
specials at the historic restaurant are fea-
tured in addition to the regular menu, which
includes steak, seafood, prime rib, chicken,
chops and spaghetti among the dinner
options. There is a Friday night fish fry.
Closed Monday and Tuesday. Reservations
recommended. Take Highway 120 North to
Springfield then Highway 36 to Lyons.
CONT. FROM PAGE 28
out and about
1954 by Prairie School architect James Dresser, takes full
advantage of its picturesque surroundings. In addition to
housing a wide array of reading material for all ages, audio-
visual collections and several computer stations, the library
hosts a variety of discussion groups and events which are
open to the public. A meeting room is available for groups
and organizations. Currently, the library is open Monday
through Saturday. Wi-Fi is available. Visit their Web site at
www.lakegenevalib.wi.us.
LAKE GENEVA
MASSAGE THERAPY
905 Marshall St., Lake Geneva, (262) 249-1230. In
business since 1991 and conveniently located six blocks
north of downtown with plenty of free parking, Lake Geneva
Massage Therapy offers relaxation (Swedish), therapeutic,
couples and hot stone massage in a relaxed and comfort-
able setting. Owners Barb and Mark Mitchell have 26 years
of experience each, are nationally certified in Therapeutic
Massage and Bodywork, are members of AMTA and li-
censed by the State of Wisconsin, #570-046 and #571-046.
Appointments are available Tuesday through Friday from
8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. Gift certificates are available. Call for more information,
gift certificates or appointments.
LAKE GENEVA SCHOOL OF
COOKING
727 Geneva St., Lake Geneva, (262) 248-3933, www.
lakegenevaschoolofcooking.com. The Lake Geneva School
of Cooking offers entertaining, culinary classes for the
cooking enthusiast, whether novice or gourmet. As owner
and award-winning chef, John Bogan emphasizes culinary
essentials and provides hands-on learning experiences in
the school's Wood Mode, custom kitchen, featuring Wolf
and Sub-Zero appliances. In addition to daily classes and
demonstrations, the school offers catering, corporate
team-building events and hosts private parties. The school
is located in the historic Geneva Village Shops, just four
blocks from beautiful Geneva Lake, and is open year-round
for both afternoon and evening classes.
LAKE LAWN RESORT
2400 East Geneva Street, Delavan, (262) 728-7950.
Located on more than 275 wooded acres alongside Delavan
Lake, Lake Lawn Resort offers endless seasonal entertain-
ment including cookouts, live music, baseball weekends
and more. The resort’s lakefront Lookout Bar and Eatery
has weekend entertainment including Friday Karaoke, Live
Music on Saturdays, and Sunday Game Day with the NFL
Ticket and 11 televisions. Onsite activities and amenities
include a marina, an 18-hole Championship golf course,
an arcade, indoor/outdoor pools and sports ranging from
tennis or volleyball to biking or snowshoeing. Lake Lawn
Resort has an assortment of year-round overnight specials
and packages available. For more information visit www.
lakelawnresort.com.
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out and about
MARGOT'S
4009 S. Shore Drive, Delavan. (262) 740-9039. Authentic German and American fare in a casual country
atmosphere. Imported German beers and wine — full bar available. Margot's hosts several special events and
"festivities," including May Fest, Oktoberfest, Christmas in Germany, and Winterfest, featuring special menus
and live entertainment. Call for reservations and festival dates. Hours vary according to season; call for details.
OLIVE MARTINIS
220 Cook St. Lake Geneva (262) 248-4-220. Inside Bistro 220- Lake Geneva's only Sake Martini Lounge.
Enjoy all of your favorite martinis a new way. Delicious!!! Happy hour Wednesday - Friday 4 to 6 p.m. Complimentary
appetizers and drink specials! Enjoy drinks on the balcony, outside courtyard or in the lounge overlooking downtown Lake
Geneva. Piano Lounge coming this fall! Visit www.bistro220.com.
RED GERANIUM RESTAURANT
393 N. Edwards Blvd., Lake Geneva, (262) 248-3637. Sunday night through Thursday night has two for
$28 features. Enjoy one appetizer, two entrees and two desserts, along with a wonderful daily dinner menu.
For Friday lunch and dinner, enjoy their authentic Wisconsin fish fry starting at just $12.50, along with the daily
lunch and dinner menu. Visit their Web site at www.redgeraniumrestaurant.com for new promotions and more
information.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES PARISH AND SCHOOL BINGO
148 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. First and third Wednesdays of the month. More than $1,000 in cash prizes in-
cluding progressive Jackpot and pull-tabs. Doors and concessions open at 5:30 p.m. Bingo starts at 7p.m. Visit
sfdslg.wordpress.com/event/bingo for more information.
SONOMA CELLARS
1807 E. Geneva St., Delavan, 262-740-2200. Visit Sonoma Cellars for the best wine, beer and liquor selec-
tion in the area. Fabulous gift items and accessories will make your shopping experience memorable. Wine
tasting daily.
STUDIO WINERY
401 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva, (262) 348-9100. Lake Geneva’s Only Winery! Studio is an urban
winery. We are one part art gallery, one part recording studio, and 100 percent delicious! We put our hearts & souls
into creating the best wines. Visit us and taste for yourself. Try a wine tasting of our wines, sit and relax while sipping
a glass of our wine or a local beer, or stop in for a bottle or two of wine to take home for dinner. Featuring a piano
lounge, art gallery, outdoor seating, live music, easy access and ample parking. Live Music every Saturday from 4-8.
For more information visit www.StudioWinery.com.
WATSON’S WILD WEST
W4865 Potter Road, Elkhorn (262) 723-7505. One of the fine attractions in Walworth County, located 10
minutes north of Lake Geneva. The general public is welcome to enjoy ongoing daily entertaining tours, gold
panning at the Tumbleweed mine, tall tales, cowboy poetry, wrangling up on vintage old west saddles, catching
a sarsparilla slid down the bar, and the wonderful ambience of this one-of-a-kind museum. Call ahead to check
facility's availability, as private parties, bus tours, school field trips, camp outings and gruop meetings are also
welcome. Lunch or dinner for groups of 25 or more, with optional entertainment, are offered. Select from the
"Six Guns of Entertainment" options on the website, www.watsonswildwestmuseum.com. Take Highway 12 West
toward Madison, stay on 12 'til the very end, at the merger of 12 and 67. Don't take any other exits prior to this
merger. At the merger of 12 and 67, turn right and go half a mile to the traffic light at Potter Road. Turn right and
look for the covered wagons, the Lone Saguaro Mine, and teepees. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
YOGEEZE FROZEN YOGURT
253 Center St., Lake Geneva, (262) 203-5550. Yogeeze is a self-serve frozen yogurt shop, where you
design and build your own creation, using our 15 changing yogurt and twist flavors, with more than 40 different
toppings. Our toppings include fresh fruits, candy pieces, granola, nuts, cereals, mochi and boba balls. Yogeeze
offers healthy alternatives to your sweet cravings, with non-fat and low-fat yogurts, non-dairy sorbet and no-
sugar added choices as well. Located four doors north of Starbucks. www.yogeeze.com. Watch our commercial on
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MLS#1318248 - LAKE GENEVA: Geneva Towers renovation
continues! Condo 603 is being rebuilt to include 2br/2ba,
office den. Coffered ceilings, hardwood, granite, custom
built-ins, boat slip. And the View! . . . . . . . . . . . . . $999,500
MLS#1318144 - LINN: Geneva lake at it' s best!
The big and little kids will enjoy all the lake, pool,
playhouse basketball court, gazebo, playroom and
good living. Must see! . . . . . . . . . . $1,644,000
MLS#1318165 - WI LLI AMS BAY: Af f or dabl e Lake Geneva
l akef r ont 4 bedr oom, 3 bat h home wi t h 80' of f r ont age i n
Wi l l i ams Bay. Fi r epl ace, huge deck, even a l akesi de boat -
house. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1, 668, 000
MLS#1318893 - GENOA CITY: Spacious 4BR, 2.5BA
home on 2 acres. Additional outbuilding, large patio
and landscaped fenced yard. 2 FP's, plenty of space
inside and out. Near Highway 12. . . . . . . $224,900
MLS#1318066-GENEVA: Beautiful brand new con-
struction Lake Geneva parkfront home located in
Fontana. 7 bedrooms, 4 baths, boathouse and private
pier. Outstanding lake views. . . . . . . . . $2,295,000
MLS#1318353 - FONTANA: Abbey Resor t doubl e/ dou-
bl e gar den si de r oom. Fi r st l evel l ocat i on i s cl ose t o
t he i ndoor and out door pool s, game r oom, l obby,
r est aur ant s and mar i na. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $79, 000
MLS#1317917 - FONTANA: Spacious 3BR, 2BA upper
unit in Abbey Hill. Wrap around deck overlooking vast
private property of the assoc. Outdoor pool and club-
house. Minutes from Fontana. . . . . . . . . . . . $240,000
MLS#1318733 - GENEVA NATIONAL: New construction
townhomes by Lanco Development. 3BR, 3BA and beau-
tifully appointed. Finished walk out LL. Screened porch,
deck, and FP overlooking the pond. . . . . . . . $419,900
MLS#1318662 - ABBEY SPRINGS: Rare opportunity!
This 2BR "Springbok" condo has all you need for
your vacation retreat. Cathedral ceilings, FP, extra
large deck, and a perfect location! . . . . . . $234,900
MLS#1318420 - ABBEY SPRINGS: Truly has it all!
Granite, stainless, hardwood screened porch, 2 fire-
places, 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Private peaceful end town-
house. Great entrance and pond views. . . . . . $359,000
MLS#1318279 - ABBEY SPRINGS: Immaculately
clean Lookout condo in the prestigious Abbey
Springs community. Enjoy the Pools, Golf Course,
Private Beach and Piers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $220,000
MLS#1318429 - LAKE GENEVA: Estate home with horse
barn, in-law quarters and water view! 4 bedroom with den
and loft. Barn has 3 stalls, tac rm, round pen. LL has 2nd
kitchen and LR and BR.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $685,000
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(262) 348-3233
MLS#1293786-LAKE GENEVA: This fabulous Lake Geneva lake
front building site is located on over 120’ of ideal level frontage
and over two acres in size. This gorgeous property has beautiful
westerly views and is located midway between downtown Lake
Geneva and the landmark Stone Manor condominium in an area
of impressive and classic Lake Geneva style homes. If you’re
looking for the perfect location to build your dream home on
Lake Geneva, look no further, you’ll find everything you want
right here. Served by city water and sewer . . . . . .$3,495,000
MLS# 1305779 - LAKE GENEVA: Fabulous brand new
home just completed in 2012 located across the street
from the lake in the Lake Geneva Manor Association.
You’ll be totally impressed the moment you step inside
with the Great Room, cathedral ceilings, wood floors and
a fireplace. All custom woodwork, cabinetry and top
quality finishes. 3 fireplaces, screen porch and fenced
yard. You won’t be disappointed . . . . . . . . . .$895,000
MLS# 1290140-LAKE GENEVA: New price. Lake Geneva
luxury in a private gated community! Two story great
room, two family rooms, three fireplaces & granite
gourmet kitchen. Walk in closets, five bedrooms and a
fabulous master bath Jacuzzi. Custom upgrades
everywhere! And best of all….is the gorgeous heated in-
ground custom pool and beautiful stone patio. It doesn't
get better than this!! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$649,900
MLS# 1307032 - FONTANA: Here's your
opportunity to own an Abbey Villa adjacent to the
Abbey Resort and Abbey Harbor. Updated kitchen &
baths, private location overlooking the serene
Potawatomi Creek. Convenient first floor location
means no steps. Gas fireplace in living room,
spacious enclosed patio area ideal for entertaining.
Boat slips are available for purchase or rent in the
harbor. Being sold furnished . . . . . . . . .$239,000
MLS# 1292661 – FONTANA: Delightful year round 3
bedroom, 2 bath cottage style home loaded with charm and
character with the use of a transferable buoy boat mooring
included, all located less than a block from the lake. There's
even a view of the lake to be enjoyed while relaxing in the
spacious 3 season front porch. Everything's been done here
with updated modern baths and a bright open kitchen. Main
floor laundry, wood floors and immaculate move-in condition
make this one a must see . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $599,900
MLS# 1316934: Immaculate 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with
transferable boat slip in Geneva Oaks. Bright open floor plan
ideal for entertaining and comfortable lake living. Fireplace in
family room, skylights thru-out, office or 4th bedroom, two
huge patios and deck. You'll love the 3 season clubhouse over
the 3 car garage with additional full bath, kitchen and spacious
sleeping loft. Deep water transferable boat slip located 3rd from
the end of pier on west side. Gorgeous landscaping on a
private wooded lot. Don't wait! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$599,900
MLS# 1307298 - WILLIAMS BAY: You'll love the charm and character of this five bedroom home located on the
North Shore of Lake Geneva on a gently sloping lot with 114' of ideal level frontage. Beautiful modern kitchen and
baths, impressive wood floors, fireplace and lake side family room with outstanding views. Spacious deck and glass
porch entry foyer. Great yard, great pier, move in condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,595,000
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LAKE GENEVA: Fabulous like new Lake Geneva lakefront estate located on the North Shore with 6+ bedrooms, 6+ baths, elevator and
both an outdoor and indoor pool. Impeccable attention to every detail, main floor master bedroom suite, breathtaking kitchen and
dining areas, huge lakeside porch and expansive patio all with outstanding views of the lake. The perfect second home retreat for
entertaining family and friends and enjoying comfortable lake living. Ideal level frontage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,495,000
MLS#1293773 - WILLIAMS BAY: This one of a kind Lake Geneva
lake front building site is located on the North Shore of Lake
Geneva in an estate type setting comprised of 350’ of ideal Lake
Geneva lake frontage and is over 14 acres in size. The site is
actually comprised of two separate building lake front building
sites with an additional 11 acre parcel located directly adjacent
and to the north of the lakefront sites. You have to see it to
appreciate the privacy and beauty of this very unique setting. City
water and sewer available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$8,750,000
MLS #1292759 - WALWORTH: You’ll love the charm and
character of this classic Lake Geneva lakefront home on a very
wooded setting with 100’ of frontage located on the North
Shore of the lake midway between Fontana and Williams Bay.
The home is presently set up with 5 bedrooms and 2.5 baths
and offers an additional 2 bedrooms and another full bath on
the three season third floor. A cozy fireplace accents the living
room with a second hearth type fireplace located in the
spacious dining room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,700,000
MLS# 1309881 - LAKE GENEVA: Beautiful Lake
Geneva lakefront building site on 110' of impressive
level lake frontage over 500' in depth. This park like
setting with gorgeous mature trees offers an
opportunity to build your dream home amongst other
striking multi-million dollar homes. Enjoy remarkable
afternoon sunsets and superb full length panoramic
views of the lake. Seller will entertain a trade. Survey
available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2,645,000
MLS#1321007 - LAKE GENEVA: Fabulous like new Lake Geneva lakefront home located on the South Shore literally at the
water's edge with panoramic lake views and the ability to walk directly from the house to your boat. You'll be pleasantly
surprised with the comfortable floor plan and amount of living space. Spacious decks & patio areas are ideal for
entertaining. Numerous high-end finishes. Neat, clean and ready to move into. 5 car garage . . . . . . . . . . $1,999,900.
MLS# 1293523 – LAKE GENEVA: This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath lakefront is located on 125’ of ideal level Lake Geneva lake frontage with a
convenient South Shore location. The home has been totally updated inside and out and is being sold furnished and ready to move into. The
fabulous kitchen accents the open Great Room concept along with cathedral ceilings, wood floors and stone fireplace. There is a huge deck
overlooking the lake with impressive lake views from most rooms. The Lake Geneva Country Club is within easy walking distance . . $3,495,000
MLS# 1318165 - WILLIAMS BAY: Affordable lakefront
home on an impressive lot with 80' of private lake
frontage. Freshly painted walls and refinished
hardwood floors create the perfect palette for future
renovations or expansion to meet your particular needs.
This unique opportunity features a 4 BR/3 BA Dutch
Colonial home with mature landscape, charming boat
house, lakefront patio, expansive pier with canopied
boat slip and buoy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,668,000
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MLS#1310620-GENEVA LAKE: Comfortable, affordable
level lake frontage on Lake Geneva! Light-filled 4 BR, 2
BA has panoramic lake views, newer kitchen, large
Florida rm! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,350,000
MLS#1304538-LAKE GENEVA: Impressive maple island
log home on 8+ ACS. 3BD, spacious, open concept.
Inground pool, large pole barn, gazebo, horses ok.
Minutes to downtown Lake Geneva. . . . . . . $854,000.
MLS#1316971-LAKE GENEVA: Enjoy resort-style living
at Vista del Lago. 4BR/2BA condo w/loft has granite
counters, maple floors, lake views. Clubhouse w/indoor
pool, tennis, pier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $499,000
MLS#1322543-GENEVA NATIONAL: Smartly furnished and immacu-
late 2BR, 2BA cottage available for lease. Hrdwd flrs, fireplace, laundry.
Bright and sunny. Walk to pool/tennis in Geneva National. . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,500/MONTH LONG TERM
MLS#1290910-BOOTH LAKE: Immaculate, 4BR, 3.5BA
brick ranch with finished walkout lower level. Endless
lake views, 100' excellent frontage, boathouse, lakeside
deck and 3 piers.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $525,000
MLS#1310692-LYONS: California contemporary home
on 5 acres close to Lake Geneva. 3BR, 3BA, w/garage
space for 6 cars plus a pole barn. Private, wooded set-
ting. Energy efficient systems. . . . . . . . . . . . $475,000
MLS#1302268-GENEVA NATIONAL: Airy, open concept
ranch condo in Geneva Nat' l on Palmers 8 w/pond views
too! 4BR, 3.5BA, nice upgrades include hardwood flrs,
granite, stainless appliances. . . . . . . . . . . . $385,000
MLS#1291020-LAKE GENEVA: Big on space, short on
price. Bright 4 bedroom, bi-level within walking dis-
tance of Lake Geneva. Big fenced yard. Enjoy municipal
lake rights/beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $219,000
MLS#1318808-FONTANA: Glenwood Springs cottage has pizzazz & charm. Open
concept kitchen & great rm w/FP, 300 SF screened porch Upstairs master & 2
sleeping lofts, plus 2 addt'l main flr BR's. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$350,000
MLS#1320618-LAKE BEULAH: 94’ gently sloping frontage on Lake Beulah is a
perfect setting for your new home. Bring your creativity and renovate or rebuild.
Endless views. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$499,000
MLS#1320009-GENEVA: Remodel the existing vintage cottage or build
a new lake home - it's your choice. Wonderful Glenwood Springs
Association lake rights and buoy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$185,000
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Oftentimes, buying a
home opens up a bottom-
less pit of opportunities for
projects and improvements.
While some homeowners
engage in different repairs
and fix-ups out of necessity,
many others like to freshen-
up their spaces out of per-
sonal preference instead
of need. But even the most
well-intentioned projects
can be waylaid if budgets
are tight.
What many homeown-
ers may not realize is that
there are many ways to
make updates and changes
to a home that do not re-
quire a major overhaul or a
large price tag. The follow-
ing are seven projects that
won’t break the bank.
Move around furniture.
You may be able to change
the look of a room without
spending any money. Inte-
rior designers know how to
arrange furniture for maxi-
mum appeal, but the aver-
age homeowner can do it,
too. Find a focal point in the
room and angle the furni-
ture toward it. Don’t make
the focal point the televi-
sion, however. Try changing
the placement of chairs and
sofas. Simply moving a cu-
rio cabinet from one corner
to another may also make a
difference.
Add lighting. Lighting at
different levels in the room
can create a vibrant impact.
Many homeowners mistak-
enly put in a couple of table
lamps and think that will be
adequate. However, prop-
erly illuminating a room
means varying the lighting
to create different moods at
different times. Plus, more
light can make a room feel
more welcoming.
Add new pillows or
drapes. Changing a few as-
pects of a room can give it
an entirely new look. If you
want to add a splash of color
but don’t know what to do,
think about incorporating
some new throw pillows or
change the curtains. An ac-
cessory here and there in a
bright color also can incor-
porate a new hue without it
being overwhelming.
Change knobs or small
accents. Give a room a new
look by focusing on the small
details. Switch out cabinet
knobs for something updat-
ed and modern. Take inven-
tory of wall outlets and light
switches and think about se-
lecting new ones that coordi-
nate with your home decor.
Use plants. Empty cor-
ners or spots you’re not
certain how to fill may ben-
efit from a plant. Plants are
inexpensive ways to add
instant color and visual ap-
peal to a room. Plus, having
live plants can help improve
indoor air by filtering out
contaminants. A home with
plants also feels more cozy.
Hang new wall art. It
may be time to look at your
photos and artwork and
make a few adjustments.
Finding new prints to hang
could instantly change a
room’s ambience. And you
needn’t spend a lot of money
on professional photogra-
phy, either. Grab your cam-
era and take a few close-up
shots of flowers or take in a
landscape scenery. Many of
today’s home printers can
produce professional-qual-
ity prints in minutes.
Try a new coat of paint.
After you’ve exhausted oth-
er avenues, choosing a new
paint color may be the new
look you desire. Painting is
one of the least expensive
yet most dramatic methods
of changing a home’s inte-
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Residential rentals,
apt's. houses
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BD apts. Country living in His-
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negotiable. Contact 608-289-3583
Resort/Vacation
Property
LAKE GENEVA TOWNHOME at
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa. 2 BD
1.5 BA $199,000 Enjoy the ameni-
ties of the resort. 847-502-4567
Automobiles
‘04 MERCURY MARQUIS 62k,
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start. Grandma kept. $5,900. 262-
215-6634
Recreation,
Exercise & Sports
CUSTOM BOAT COVERS/seat
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Residential rentals,
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LAKE COMO SMALL 1 BD
HOME completely rehabed. New
appliances, hardwood floors. large
deck. 773-777-8070 leave mes-
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LAKE GENEVA, extra large
home, 6-9 month rental, Sept.-
May, Abbey Springs Country
Club, includes beach, pool, golf,
workout rooms etc. 847-205-5122
or 847-924-2805
LAKE GENEVA—Kitchenettes
and sleeping rooms. Affordable.
262-248-4988.
Help Wanted
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What are you waiting for?? Our
drivers are treated better than fam-
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receive benefits, bonuses and
vacation. Call 877-261-2101 to
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Holiday Home Camp
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children’s lives! Position oversees
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camper registration database.
Strong organizational, computer
and customer service skills
required.
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Service Directory
FLOORING INSTALLATION
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carpet, vinyl and tile. 262-245-
6168
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Can’t stay overnight? That’s ok! Enjoy waterpark admission,
pizza, chips, soda and game credits when you book our Twilight
Moose Mountain Falls Party package! And when the kids are
done eating, they will have a blast celebrating their birthday in
our 50,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor waterpark!
Visit TimberRidgeResort.com to book your package or for additional details.
For groups of 10 or more.
PARTY THE DAY AWAY
Join us tomorrow August 2 as the Grand Geneva Summer Concert Series
presents The South of Disorder Band! Don’t miss your chance to see this
Jimmy Buffet tribute band put on an energetic show with all your Buffet
favorites. Lawn seating is available outside the ski chalet. Doors open at 7 pm.
August 2, 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
$10 admission for non-resort guests.
Cash bar and concessions available for purchase.
THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER
Visit GrandGeneva.com for details.
ENJOY A NEW MASSAGE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a soothing massage with a breathtaking and relaxing lake view.
Surrounded by beautiful greens, your Water Front Massage will
refresh your senses and sooth your body. Included in this service is the
choice of a beverage, fresh fruit and cheese tray.
50 min- $165
80 min- $235
Book a single, duo, or trio massage!
FOR RESERVATIONS
CALL 262 2494750
45TH ANNIVERSARY GOLF PRICES
We are celebrating the 45th anniversary of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
and are bringing the celebration to the golf courses. On select dates, golf
either The Brute or The Highlands for a special anniversary rate of $45.
That’s a savings of up to $114. Nothing beats a great deal on a great course.
Anniversary pricing dates: August 5, 19, 22, 27
Must present ad at time of service. Can be booked 10 days in advance.
FOR TEE TIMES
CALL 262 2482556.
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