WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Local residents will have the chance to enjoy an evening with New York Times best-selling author Lesley Kagen at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Matheson Memorial Library’s community center.
Kagen, writer of “Whistling in the Dark,” “Land of a Hundred Wonders,” “Tomorrow River,” and “Good Graces,” as well as her newest novel, “Mare’s Nest,” will give an hour-long presentation with a question-and-answer session and book signing to follow. The event is sponsored by the Friends of Matheson Memorial Library and is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.
Business profile: Chris Ann’s Resale
Owners: Family owned, Crystal Smith (Chris Ann), Gary, Drew and Destinee
Address: 406 Interchange North, Lake Geneva
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday (beginning April 13, 2014)
Phone: (262) 348-9088
Type of business: Resale/thrift; not consignment
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Statistics won’t be available until the official end of the season, but early indications show that 2014 may come up short, especially compared to last year, in terms of maple syrup production in Wisconsin.
Last year, maple syrup production hit a 20-year high in the state, but a bitter cold winter and lingering cool temperatures have delayed and shortened the season while decreasing potential yield. That said, the region will continue its annual maple syrup celebrations unabated in an attempt to have some family fun and communally enjoy the natural treat.
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Although the Stateline falls at the southern most expanse of maple syrup territory and the state hovers around the fourth and fifth place producer in the country, the breakfast staple is still very much a part of our regional heritage.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- On any given Saturday evening in the bar room of the Lake Lawn Resort’s Frontier Restaurant, you may find yourself being entertained by the skillful piano playing of Terry Sweet.
This may be the first time you sat and listened to Sweet work the keys in person, but chances are this isn’t the first time you’ve listened to his music.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- The Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is all about growing -- both plants and knowledge.
This year the nonprofit agricultural institute celebrates its 30th anniversary of research and education in sustainable agriculture.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Over 2.53 million fans, or more than 31,000 per game, attended Brewers games at Miller Park last year despite the team’s lowest divisional finish since 2006.
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A rash of injuries and a terrible start derailed any realistic shot at the postseason by June, and Ryan Braun’s 65-game suspension to end the year was the proverbial nail in the team’s coffin.
Business profile: Quackenbush Vinyl & Upholstery, formerly Quackenbush Vinyl & Leather Repair
Owners: Don and Laura Quackenbush
Address: 546 Oak Ridge Drive, Darien
ELKHORN -- Walworth County Undersheriff Kurt Picknell has announced he'll run to take over the department's top job from Sheriff David Graves, who is retiring.