Friday, May 10, 2013
A school bus is in the area but not involved in the crash, police say.
A 71-year-old motorcycle driver attempting to pass a vehicle crashed on Blackman Drive at the intersection of Blackman Court around 3:05 p.m. May 6, Geneva police reports said. Kenneth Musil, 71, of Geneva was driving a Honda CN250 east on Blackman Drive while a GMC Cutaway driven by Sandra Roman, 54, of Bartlett was stopped eastbound in the intersection of Blackman Drive waiting to turn left onto Blackman court. The motorcyclist attempted to pass the GMC on the left as the GMC was activating its turn signal, reports said. Musil “made an evasive action to avoid striking” the GMC, lost control and crashed on the driver’s right side of the motorcycle. Musil was taken to Delnor Hospital by Medic 251. No citations were issued, according to the…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Stone Creek Miniature Golf opens May 3! Learn 10 merchandizing tips! Newly re-named Cadence Fitness Center holds an open house! Mother's Day brunch May 12 at Chez Moi.
Editor's Note: I encourage you to post your events on Geneva Patch's calendar of events, and feel free to share that event with your network. There's a very simple and quick process for users to upload their own events. Here's how you do it: Once the event is posted, you can let me know and I'll feature it prominently on our homepage. Thanks for reading, and have a great day! —Rick Nagel Retail Merchandising Workshop — May 2 Learn 10 merchandising tips and tricks to help maximize your retail space and customer experience. The class is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Aurora campus of Waubonsee Community College. For more information or to register visit www.waubonseetickets.com or call Waubonsee Community College at 630-906-4143. Stone …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The eagles still are landing along the Fox River—and in this case, one is under attack.
After the emergency disaster drill Friday at Geneva Middle School South, AJ demanded a walk. So I took him on one of the usual routes to the Fox River, just to see how high the river might be. The answer to that one: Still pretty high. We couldn't get through to Division Street along the bike path—the river still was over the bank and the Fox River Trail. But on the way home, we saw a pair of eagles gliding overhead. They were much closer than you might think by looking at this video. I did my best to capture the majesty of the birds within the limits of my equipment and my talent. What you'll see here is something a bit unusual: a hawk, I think, dive bombing the eagle, which was clearly in hunt mode. Unfortunately, you'll have to look …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
For undisclosed reasons, St. Peter School in Geneva dismisses Principal Roseann Feldmann, who has agreed to stay on until the end of the school year.
St. Peter School will dismiss Principal Roseann Feldmann at the end of the school year. In a March 22 letter to St. Peter School parents, the Rev. Martins Emeh said he made the decision "to seek new leadership" for the school, which serves about 510 students in preschool through eighth grade. "Roseann Feldmann will not be returning next year. I am personally appreciative and grateful for her devoted service at St. Peter School for the past five years," Emeh wrote. Feldmann agreed to continue at St. Peter School through the end of this academic year, the letter said. Emeh said the Catholic Education Commission supported the decision, but the reasons for the termination were not made public. "Per diocesan policy and applicable civil law, I …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
For $425K, you could purchase one of three comparably-priced homes in Batavia, Geneva or St. Charles. Which would you choose?
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
For nearly nine decades, the store, located in a sprawling 36 room Victorian mansion at 404 S. Third St., has been a cornerstone of Geneva's historic Third Street.
Planning on doing some shopping in the Geneva area? Don't forget a stop into The Little Traveler. For nearly nine decades, the store, located in a sprawling 36-room Victorian mansion at 404 S. Third St., has been a cornerstone of the city's downtown shopping district. Some of the treasures one can find in the historic store includes women's apparel, jewelry and fashion accessories, housewares, gourmet foods and wines, a year-round Christmas shop, stationery and toys. The Little Traveler also has the Midwest's largest selection of Naot shoes. The store is filled with treasures, including one-of-a-kind pieces from Europe and the Far East. The collections are continuously changing. The Little Traveler’s legendary Atrium Cafe tearoom serves …
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The MoveOn political action group plans a "Tax the Wealthy" event at 10 a.m. Monday at 14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren's Geneva office at 1797 W. State St.
A political action group is planning to picket Monday in Geneva as part of 162 "Fiscal Showdown" events nationwide asking legislators "to vote to raise taxes on the wealthy to fix the deficit." MoveOn.org, one of the largest political action committees in the country, is making a local lobbying effort at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the Geneva office of Republican 14th District Congressman Randy Hultgren. The office is located at 1797 W. State St. "Congress faces a fiscal choice—not a 'cliff'—about whether to end tax cuts for the rich or cut vital programs and delay tax extensions for working and middle class people," the MoveOn.org website says. "The GOP is holding us hostage again, and we could slide back into a recession if they win." …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
If you've never attended a Christmas Walk in downtown Geneva, you've got to go. It is the best way to get into the holiday spirit—from chestnuts roasting on an open fire to crazy deals to wonderful friends. Here's the schedule!
It's a cliche, yes, but Christmas Walk in Geneva has never been better, and it tips off a 6 p.m. Friday in downtown Geneva. This truly is the must-see holiday event of the season. Great deals, stores full of clever, unique gifts, there are literally chestnuts roasting on open fires, the lighting of the Christmas tree, crowning of Santa Lucia, an attempt at the world's largest candy cane, carolers galore, actual live mannequins in the store window, carriage rides—wow. It's awesome. Then there's the House Tour and Steeple Walk on top of all that. We live in the town that is right out of a storybook. Historic buildings and architecture, a scenic river, stores you just don't see anywhere else because they're one-of-a-kind, from the All …
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Randy Santel goes into Geneva's Urban Grille on the day before Election Day and consumes 5 pounds of burger in 15 minutes.
Did you stuff yourself on Thanksgiving? Well, don't feel bad. It's comforting to know that anything you might have considered as overindulgence pales before the exploits of one Randy Santel. The St. Louis native recently completed his 122nd eating challenge at Geneva's very own Urban Grille and made short order of one very tall order—the heretofore challenging "Behemouth Burger." Here's the story, as told by the Urban Grille's Jeanette Di Pasquantonio in a Nov. 6 e-mail to Geneva Patch: Last night, a gentleman by the name of Randy Santel came into Urban Grille. He was in town from St. Louis for a job interview in the city. As it turns out, Randy is the proprietor of Atlas & Zeus Promotions, LLC. I received a text from one of my servers …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Five locations in the Chicago area open on the same day.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the nation’s largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain with more than 1,000 stores, will expand its presence in the greater Chicago area on Oct. 6 with a new location in Geneva. The Geneva opening coincides with four other Ross stores—in Darien, DeKalb, Gurnee and Niles, in the Golf Mill Shopping Center. These openings bring the total number of Ross stores in the greater Chicago area to 21, following the chain’s debut in the region October 2011. Chicago area shoppers will find the same brand names carried in department and specialty stores priced at 20 percent to 60 percent less at Ross. The stores will carry great savings on fall styles including apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family, …