Monday, April 22, 2013
Letter to the Editor: "The volunteerism and community spirit is truly inspiring."
Dear Geneva Community, We are sincerely grateful for those of you who came to the aid of the Herrington last week! With the teamwork of the countless volunteers, we were able to save the hotel from flooding. The amount of community support was overwhelming, and we thank everyone who came together to assist wherever needed. The volunteerism and community spirit is truly inspiring. Thank you! Paul Ruby The Herrington Inn & Spa
Thursday, April 18, 2013
An urgent plea for volunteers at The Herrington results in an outpouring of help.
Paul Ruby, operator of the Herrington Inn, made an urgent plea for anyone who can volunteer to help save the landmark business. And help they did. Water was overflowing the banks of the Fox River; pumps couldn't keep up. Materials were there for sandbags, but there weren't enough people/employees to get the job done in time if no one came to the rescue. "We just need people," Ruby said. Flooding upriver is expected to affect the Tri-Cities in the next day or two, so the Herrrington and other riverside structures aren't out of the woods, by any measure. But that structure is in a little safer position, thanks to the volunteers who showed up on Thursday to stack sandbags and lend a hand. The Herrington Inn is located at 15 S. River Lane, …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Limited tickets are still available for "A Night Out" on April 27 at the Herrington Inn & Spa.
Limited tickets are still available for The Paul Ruby Foundation for Parkinson’s Research dinner dance fundraiser on April 27 at the Herrington Inn & Spa in Geneva. Lisa Dent of US*99, America’s Country Music Station will act as emcee for the night. The night will feature the music of Robert Cornelius 7, as well as Chanson du Chat during the cocktail hour. Robert Cornelius is a well-known musician in the Chicago area, who is the nephew of Soul Train founder, Don Cornelius. Items for the auction include: a two-night stay for up to four people at a winery in a private guest house, including private tours and tastings at three wineries, a special Hearts of Fire diamond jewelry from State Street Jewelers, and one of the last cases of the …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Yes, it's still the holiday season, but it's also getting very close to wedding-planning season, believe it or not. Two Geneva wedding planners share a few of their favorite misadventures and happy moments.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Engagement season is almost here, believe it or not. And if you've ever seen the movie, The Wedding Planner, you know what a big deal that is. Geneva has its own versions of Mary Fiore, played by Jennifer Lopez in the movie, and they're getting their game faces on for 2012. With almost 50 years' experience between them, the Herrington Inn & Spa’s Deanne Mitchell and Riverside Reception’s Tina Droznek have seen it all. Mitchell began her catering career at the Ambassador West Hotel in the mid '80s, and has been The Herrington Inn & Spa’s “Director of Romance” for the past 12 years. She has retained strong bonds with her brides and often plans the baby showers and anniversary parties of previous wedding reception clients. Along the way, she …