Walworth-Fontana area

A trip to remember

A trip to remember

This group of about 50 Big Foot High School music and AP history students (and six staff members) get ready to see the Broadway Musical “Hamilton” at the PrivateBank Theatre (which was renamed to CIBC Theatre this week) in Chicago on Sept. 13. The group had funds leftover from fundraisers […]

 
 

Women’s Association to host luncheon

The Geneva Lake Women’s Association will host its 15th Annual Ladies Day Luncheon next month. The event will feature “Amelia Earhart! A First-Person Portrayal” by Leslie Goddard. There will be a cash bar available, a silent auction and a 50/50 cash raffle. The luncheon will be held Monday, Oct. 9 […]

 
 

Boat Show to feature vintage watercraft

Boat Show to feature vintage watercraft

The Geneva Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show, featuring vintage watercrafts from around the country, will be held in Fontana Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 with pre-show events beginning Friday, Sept. 22. The event is presented by the Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society and […]

 
 

Neighborly support

Neighborly support

A Sharon fire engine makes its way through Darien in the parade at the 56th annual Corn Fest event last weekend, themed “The Best Ears of Our Lives.” The three-day event featured kids’ activities, a carnival, tournaments, live music and free roasted sweet corn. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

Hospice seeks volunteers for programs

Aurora at Home Hospice is seeking volunteers for two new programs for its patients and their families, one to record memories and another to connect veterans. The first new program is in conjunction with Story Corps, where an interview between a family member and the patient is conducted to make […]

 
 

Yerkes Observatory offers ‘star party’

Yerkes Observatory is hosting a public observing night on their lawn from 8 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23. Throughout the year, Yerkes holds public observing events in which people can enjoy constellations, observe celestial objects through lawn telescopes, and learn through hands-on astronomy activities. These “star parties” are held […]

 
 

Walworth man allegedly grew marijuana

An initial appearance is scheduled for Oct. 5 for a Town of Walworth man charged with growing marijuana in Darien. Timothy W. Bares, 52, was charged Aug. 31 in Walworth County Circuit Court with manufacturing or delivering marijuana. According to the criminal complaint, a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy and a […]

 
 

Night out

Night out

Above: Meaghan Zeiner, A to Z Farm handcrafted pottery, Capron, Ill., works on projects with Nevaeh Acevedo and Cordelia Wagner, who are both 9 and live in Sharon, at the Sept. 1 Sharon Farmers Market. Art and Marilyn Anderson (right), of Big Foot, enjoy dinner and the live music at […]

 
 

Making memories

Making memories

  Grace and Caroline Hanson (from the top), from Fontana, ride a honey bee at the Walworth County Fair; Addy Popp, of Walworth 4-H, leads her reserve grand champion barrow around the arena. (Tom Ganser photos)

 
 

Arts scholarships awarded

Arts scholarships awarded

Walworth County Arts Council scholarship winners are (from left) Julien Riviere, a graduate of Delavan-Darien High School; Makena Ekman, of Badger High School; Hans Murtell, a graduate of Big Foot High School; and Maria Olague, of Big Foot High School. The Arts Council gave five $1,000 scholarships for high school […]

 
 
 
 
 

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