Thursday, November 15, 2012
Looking for something different to do this weekend in and around Geneva? Here are a few suggestions.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Rick Nagel
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Here are some interesting, different, unusul things to do this weekend in and around Geneva. 1. COTTAGES IN THE WOODS SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS 2. BOOK SIGNING FOR FLUFFY, FUNNY AND FABULOUT 3. GENEVA MUSIC BOOSTERS HOLIDAY WREATH SALE PICKUP 4. 2012 CHICAGO FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 5. FERMILAB PHYSICS SLAM
Monday, August 6, 2012
The Geneva City Council votes 9-1 to add a liquor license for 318 Coffeehouse.
The Geneva City Council voted 9-1 Monday to grant a special use that will allow 318 Coffeehouse to operate a "cocktail lounge." The permit will allow adults to get a glass of wine or beer, as well as coffee, at your favorite 318 address on South Third Street. Robert Untiedt, owner of 318 Coffeehouse, plans to serve wine and beer inside the existing coffeehouse as well as outside on the front patio. His desire is to keep 318 Coffeehouse competitive with other coffeehouses, which are trending toward serving wine and beer. Selling beer and wine would also allow 318 Coffeehouse to make better use of its rentable upstairs room for special events such as wine and chocolate tastings, bridal showers and baby showers, according to a summary …
Friday, July 6, 2012
What is a yolo? Read on, if you dare.
As you might know from reading previous essays, I am a man who likes his extreme foods. Whether it’s a fried Twinkie, a turkey leg on a stick or an exotic dish at a fine restaurant, I like to play with my food choices. And so it is, I am happy to report, I have discovered the super-secret NBT (Next Big Thing) in coffee concoctions, thanks to Justin Eggar and good folks at 318 Coffeehouse. It’s called …. (drumroll, please) … a yolo. Don’t ask me which letters to capitalize, but it stands for “You Only Live Once.” It should be noted that the drink wasn’t named “yoteh” (You Ought To Live Healthily) or “yatayciay” (You Ain’t Thinkin’ About Your Caffeine Intake, Are You?) I do love caffeine. As a trained, once-upon-a-time journalist, I feel it…
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Ownership of eReaders is growing, as is the demand not only for content, but also help with getting that content onto the Reader. The Geneva Public Library is heading to 318 Coffeehouse in downtown Geneva Thursday with an eReader help session.
Did you get an iPad, Kindle, Kindle Fire or Nook for Christmas or over the holidays? You weren’t, and aren’t, alone! The Pew Research Center reported last week that the number of tablet (think iPad for size) and eReader (Kindle or Nook, for example) owners increased from 10 percent in mid-December to 19 percent in early January. That means a lot more people are suddenly devouring books in bits and bytes. And that means they may be looking for books to devour. Of course, people can always buy eBooks. But our own Geneva Public Library has them available for loan, much as the library has physical books patrons may borrow. To find out about the library lending program, and to get some help with that eReader, the library is taking its show …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Make no mistake, Joe Stanton is on the short list of Geneva's most influential people—and he also has a heart of gold.
When I started this Geneva Patch gig more than a year ago, I met and interviewed a number of community leaders, and I ended most of them with the question every reporter is supposed to ask: Is there anyone else you think I should talk to or might have missed? At least a half dozen times—probably more—the first answer was: "Have you met Joe Stanton?" That's because, as a landlord, business owner, volunteer, community activist, graphic designer, consultant, sponsor, philanthropist, client, Geneva cheerleader or friend, he has touched the lives of countless people who live and work here. Joe is—or was until Tuesday night—simultaneously one of the city's most notable and influential people and one the community's best-kept secrets. One of the …
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
All of the nominees are outstanding, but your favorite fall treat is at 318 Coffeehouse.
If you want a really wonderful, fall treat, stop by 318 Coffeehouse and sample the apple cider gelato, if only to find out what all that buzz is about. "My favorite fall treats are at Graham's 318. Not just the apple cider gelato but the apple pumpkin bread, etc. There's always something there for me!" "Oh my!! Just 'thinking' about that short 45-minutes trip to 318 makes my mouth water!!! Fall = apple cider gelato ... " "EVERYTHING is great at Graham's 318! One of my favorite places in Geneva, I love the patio, sitting in front of the fire, or hanging on the porch with friends. Geneva charm at its best!" So, as promised in the original articles, I headed over there to give it a try. And, of course, the day I stop by is NOT a day they …
Monday, October 17, 2011
This is a contest you have to sample for yourself. What will it be: the Pumpkin Spice Gelato at the All Chocolate Kitchen or the Apple Pie Gelato at 318 Coffeehouse? You decide.
When we asked for nominations for the best fall treat in Geneva, we received some wonderful suggestions in the comment field. Two of the entries were the clear winners with multiple votes, and they both happen to be gelatos! With an alliteration like "Geneva gelato," we knew there was a special Patch poll in the works, which is exciting, but left only one question. What the heck is a gelato? According to Wikipedia, "gelato is the Italian word for ice cream and sorbet. Italians use the word gelato to mean a sweet treat that is served frozen." So now, it's your turn to try these great gelatos, and let us know which is the best. The nominees for Best Geneva Gelato are: Here are the rules: Voting starts now and goes until 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. …
Friday, August 26, 2011
You can run at Fermi or listen to the music at Tanna Farms.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, August 26, 2011
If you're going to do one thing this weekend, it ought to be the Paul Ruby Concert for a Cure. This is the fundraiser for Parkinson's Disease Research, and Paul Ruby is one amazing, wonderful guy. 1. NOONTIME CONCERT 2. ANNALEE 3. LARRY REEB 4. MILES OF MEMORIES 5K 5. CONCERT FOR A CURE 6. RICH FLORES FUNDRAISER AT BECKY'S BEST