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Holiday Guide 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
The National Weather Service plays Santa Claus with a forecast that looks good for snow on Dec. 25.
If you love a white Christmas and you live in Geneva, you just might be in luck in 2012. The National Weather Service-Chicago forecast for our neck of the woods calls for a slight chance of snow showers on Christmas eve (Monday, Dec. 24) and Christmas day (Tuesday, Dec. 25.) That, coupled with the small amount of snow that fell on Geneva Thursday and Friday, might translate to at least a little of the white stuff covering the ground and making the season a little more bright. The forecast indicates the snow could melt off, however, over the weekend. The high temperature for Saturday is 40 degrees, and it's supposed to get up to 38 degreees on Sunday. But after that: Merry Christmas to all in Geneva, IL.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Get out the lights and holly, because your decorating could net $100,000 to our schools.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Geneva is the place for Holiday happenings, and many shops are extending their hours.
BE MERRY… Knowing you can get all your last-minute shopping needs locally. Downtown Geneva shops with an OPEN banner are extending their hours until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. They will also be open Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 23. Visit Santa The jolly old elf welcomes visitors to his Geneva home at James and Third streets, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday until and including Dec. 23. Bring your camera for that unforgettable picture. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride Complimentary rides 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, 22 and 23. After telling Santa your wishes, pick up the carriage ride on the same corner. Being able to go to www.genevachamber.com for all your holiday happenings …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for Geneva School District 304 and $500 to pay your electric bills!
The annual Creche Luncheon at the Geneva History Center is something that should be on every Genevan's bucket list.
If you've never been to the Creche Luncheon at the Geneva History Center, put it on your bucket list, because it is fun, it's the perfect celebration of the season and it benefits a good cause. The Crèche Luncheon took place Thursday, Dec. 13, and has an encore at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at 12:45 p.m. at the History Center, 113 South Third St. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will be used to conserve figures displayed in the crèche nativity scene. Students from Geneva High School culinary classes serve a gormet meal, complete with wine, coffee and dessert. An odd group of local "celebrity" males serve the food, and there is no better celebration of Geneva history. Also part of the luncheon are tables decorated by members of the …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Flamingos are "on the loose" in Geneva and hiding in the neighborhood roughly bordered by Cheever Avenue to the north, Dunstan Road to the west, Fargo Boulevard to the South and Route 31 to the east.
In a quiet Geneva neighborhood around Meadows Road, a flock of holiday flamingos has returned to assist this year’s charity: the American Red Cross (www.redcross.org), benefitting Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. With the stated mission of "having fun and spreading joy from our neighborhood to yours," Project Holiday Flamingo was launched last year to demonstrate the spirit of the season in a light-hearted way. Neighbors in a four-block area joined forces for the month of December to hide flamingos and hopefully draw attention to a not-for-profit organization. In 2011, Geneva Flamingos assisted with collecting books for U.S. service men and women overseas. The campaign was very successful, with more than 1,252 paperback books received and …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Business co-op members in Geneva gather together to present Jenny Scott with a holiday shopping spree.
Jenny Scott, a Geneva Mill Creek resident was the winner in the Geneva Chamber of Commerce $1,000 Shopping Spree Holiday Giveaway. The Shopping Spree giveaway was courtesy of Geneva Chamber Marketing Advantage Co-Op Members. Geneva residents received a postcard in the mail that was to be returned to a participating Marketing Advantage Co-Op business. Scott turned hers in at Riley Drug, 415 W. State St., and out of the thousands received, hers was drawn the evening of Dec. 7 during Geneva Chamber’s Christmas Walk weekend festivities. The Marketing Advantage Co-Op is comprised of participating chamber members that pool resources and advertise cooperatively to promote Geneva and their businesses.
Monday, December 10, 2012
The All Chocolate Kitchen's Alain Roby has done it again, setting the Guinness World Record for "World's Longest Sugar Cane."
Chef Alain Roby of Geneva's All Chocolate Kitchen set the Guinness World Record for "World's Longest Sugar Cane" Saturday in downtown Geneva, IL. Roby's sugar cane creation stretched 51 feet when all was said and done, shattering the previous world record of 38 feet, according to an article in the Kane County Chronicle. Roby's 51-foot feat is his third Guinness record, the previous being his 12-foot-10 "World's Tallest Cooked Sugar Building" and 20-foot-8 "World's Tallest Chocolate Sculpture," according to the All Chocolate Kitchen website. The Daily Herald said Roby was shooting for a 45-foot candy cane on Saturday night, but eclipsed that by the height of a good-sized man. News of the achievement has been spread around the world in …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
We've put together a list of our top 10, now we want to know what puts you in the spirit.
Hey, Geneva! What's your favorite song this holiday season? Is it Bing Crosby and David Bowie's Peace on Earth/The Little Drummer Boy? Dean Martin had a hit with Let it Snow. And more recently, Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas is You seems like it's everywhere. We've put together a list of our Top 10 favorites this holiday season, but what we really want to know is what's yours.