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A sun-splashed podcast about the people, places, and happenings that make the Lake Geneva Wisconsin area so special.

A sun-splashed podcast about the people, places, and happenings that make the Lake Geneva Wisconsin area so special.


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A sun-splashed podcast about the people, places, and happenings that make the Lake Geneva Wisconsin area so special.




Episode 22: The Season of Giving with Santa, Who Should Never Give up His Night Job for Comedy!

In this episode, Santa stops by to discuss the holiday season in Lake Geneva and some organizations in the area deserving of our help. Here are the organizations referenced in the episode: Fellow Mortals Lakeland Animal Shelter Water Safety Patrol Seeds of Hope WI Walworth County Food Pantry Yerkes Observatory Happy Holidays!


Episode 21: All Things Lake Geneva with the Payne Brothers!

Richard and Sean Payne discuss Lake Geneva history, their family ties and some of their favorites in the area!


Episode 20: Time to Update Your Home? Suzanne Glavin and Melinda Cahill from North Shore Nest are Here to Help!

Suzanne Glavin and Melinda Cahill from North Shore Nest provide interior design tips and share how they can help make your home fresh and beautiful. For more information on how their design services, please visit NorthShoreNest.com


Episode 19: The Beer that built Chicago is back! Laurin Mack reveals the revival of the Conrad Seipp Brewery and the link to Lake Geneva’s Black Point

Laurin Mack has revived her great great great Grandfather's Brewing Company in Chicago. Conrad Seipp was also the original owner of the Black Point Estate in Lake Geneva, which is now a museum for all to enjoy and visit by boat. For more information visit SeippBrewing.com


Episode 18: Flying high over Lake Geneva: John Trione Owner and Chief Pilot of the Lake Geneva Balloon Company Offers his Unparalleled Views on a Special Lake Geneva Experience!

In 2002, The Lake Geneva Balloon Co., LLC took flight. Through the years, their perfect safety record and unparalleled personalized attention to thousands of guests have made The Lake Geneva Balloon Company a highly respected and valued member of the tourist community in the Geneva Lakes area. John has more experience flying balloons over the Geneva Lakes area than any other pilot. When picking your company and pilot for your excursion, experience counts! Learn more at lakegenevaballoon.com


Episode 17: Blending History with Community: Melissa Monge from Pedal and Cup Tells us why Bikes and Coffee are Just a Part of the Story!

Pedal and Cup has bike rentals for the entire family, just 5 minutes north of downtown Lake Geneva. Enjoy White River Trail roast from Blended House Coffee, Milwaukee Purple Door Ice Cream, smoothies, light lunch options, and snacks. Check out the unique collection of gift items handcrafted by local Wisconsin artists. Conveniently located at the mid-point of the White River State Trail.


Episode 16: Dedicated to the Children of Tomorrow: Harold Friestad and Danielle Simons Explain the Immeasurable Significance of the 231 Acre Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy

In 1989 the Village of Williams Bay purchased this beautiful natural area on Geneva Lake. It has been a place for all to enjoy without any taxpayer money. All donations are always appreciated for the ongoing efforts and programs to keep KNC the pride of the community. For more information please visit: friendsofknc.org


Episode 15: Help is on the way! Water Safety Patrol celebrates 100 years of keeping Geneva Lake safe!

The Water Safety Patrol is a private, non-profit organization with the mission to keep Geneva Lake safe and enjoyable for all. A total of over 80 people make up the entire summer staff who must meet strict qualifications and participate in ongoing training. Join us as Director Ted Pankau, Chair of the 100 year committee Kelly Otzen and author Anne Morrisy discuss what it’s like to work for the Water Safety Patrol and how they are celebrating their 100th anniversary! For more information on...


Episode 14: Might As Well Jump: Lake Geneva’s Mailboat Daredevils!

For over a century the mailboat has been delivering mail to the piers of lakefront homes on Geneva Lake. Every day the Walworth leaves the dock at the Riviera carrying tourists who can learn about the mansions on the lake and watch the very athletic and courageous mail jumpers at work! Join us as 2 of these mail jumpers, Paige Aspinall and Molly McEneany, share their experiences! For tickets please visit cruiselakegeneva.com


Episode 13: Gordy’s Marine Chief Fun Officer Tom Whowell Carries on Grandpa Gordy’s Tradition

Gordy’s Lakefront Marine has grown from a small upstart business in 1955 to a diversified company consisting of a marina, boat sales, service and storage, boat rentals, boat clubs, ski and wakeboard schools, a pro shop specialty retail store the Boat House bar & restaurant, the Surf Shack and the Cobalt Lounge. Gordy’s is located in Fontana where the views are incredible every day of the year! Learn more at Gordysboats.com


Episode 12: Compassion Towards All Life, with Yvonne Wallace Blane, Co-Founder of Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital

What do you do when you see an injured animal? Fellow Mortals, one of the nation’s largest wildlife hospitals, is here to help. Yvonne Wallace Blane gives us great advice as to what role we can play in keeping all of nature’s animals safe and tells us about the incredible work the staff at Fellow Mortals does every single day. For more information visit: FellowMortals.org


Episode 11: Intrigue! Romance! Scandal! History! A Lake Geneva Backdrop! Chatting with Novelist Pamela Meyers

Author Pamela Meyers is a native of Lake Geneva and has written several historical novels set in Lake Geneva: Surprised by Love in Lake Geneva (set in 1933) and the Newport of the West Series which includes Safe Refuge, Shelter Bay, Tranquility Point (releasing May 5, 2020), and Rose Harbor (releasing 2021) Pamela’s novels are currently available for sale in print and kindle on Amazon as well as retailers in the Lake Geneva area, including: Breadloaf in LG once they have found a new home...


Episode 10: Exploring the Lake Geneva Canopy with Wally Bullard

Wally Bullard is the Sales Manager at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours. Lake Geneva Canopy Tours offer Zipline Tours, High-Ropes Excursions, Biking and Team Building and is open year round! Contact information: Lake Geneva Canopy Tours Website: lakegenevacanopytours.com Address: N3232 CR-H, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Phone: (262) 248-9271


Episode 9: Hollywood meets Lake Geneva: Chatting with Academy Award Winner Dieter Sturm

Dieter Sturm is an Academy Award winner and the owner of Sturm’s Special Effects and All Seasons Extreme in Lake Geneva. Dieter has provided special effects and snow-making for over 100 motion pictures and commercials. Dieter has been a Lake Geneva resident for 40 years! Listen in as he talks about his unique and exciting career which included appearances on David Letterman and 60 minutes!


Episode 8: Two Small Businesses with Big Plans: Chatting with Local Entrepreneurs Laura Kelsey and Kathie Perkins

Laura Kelsey is the owner and founder of Fresh Salad Club as well as the Connoisseurs Wine Club. Visit these websites for more information: https://connoisseurswineclub.com/ https://freshsaladclub.com/ Kathie Perkins is the founder of Fontana Home, carrying timeless home furnishings, vintage and gifts Visit their site for more information: http://fontana-home.com/


Episode 7: Capturing the Character of Lake Geneva Through the Unique Images of Neal Aspinall

Award winning Neal Aspinall has captured the heart of Lake Geneva through his illustrations, which can be found just about everywhere you look. His work expands way beyond the area with clients such as Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Coca Cola, Corona, Facebook, Harley Davidson, Miller Brewing Co., Nordstrom and Target. Neal’s work includes logos, posters, icons, illustration, and portraits. Check out his extensive portfolio at NealAspinall.com


Episode 6: An Insider’s View of Lake Geneva Area Real Estate with Hans Melges of Melges Real Estate

Hans Melges is the founder and Managing Broker of Melges Real Estate in Lake Geneva. Having grown up in Lake Geneva, he is an expert in the lakes area. Hans has built a real estate team who also has been loving Lake Geneva for decades. The Melges Crew has extensive knowledge, expertise and most importantly specializes in top-notch service, assisting you with your buying and selling needs.


Episode 5: The Future of Yerkes with Lake Geneva’s Own Star, Dianna Colman

Dianna Colman, Chair of the Yerkes Future Foundation, shares exciting news about the ongoing efforts to keep historic Yerkes Observatory part of our community. Dianna also shares her involvement in Rock Central, Holiday Home Camp, Melges Rowe Sailing Team, Lake Geneva Garden Club and the Geneva Lake Association. She is proof positive of the impact one committed resident can make for the benefit of all of us. Yerkes Future Foundation PO Box 346 Williams Bay, WI 53191


Episode 4: Blogger Meghan Quist talks “candidly” about motherhood, marriage, and life in Lake Geneva

Meghan Quist is the author of a blog “Candidly Meg” where she writes candidly about lake life, motherhood, marriage, and her local “picks”. Meghan moved to Lake Geneva three years ago from Illinois. She’s been married for almost six years to her husband Nathan and has one daughter who is 16 months old named Wynter She has a good pulse on what’s going on around the lake, from boating and beaches to restaurants and events. Meghan says that living in a lake community has been such a unique...


Episode 3: Mobsters and Mansions: A Lake Geneva History Lesson with Patrick Quinn

With the Geneva Lake breeze blowing the wind chimes on the front porch of the 100+ year old house he grew up in, I chatted with historian Patrick Quinn. His upbringing and career are completely fascinating in their own right, thinking his father was dead for most of his life..but wasn’t, to his near death experiences during his activist Civil Rights times in Selma, to his 34 years as an archivist at Northwestern University. But today we focused on his vast knowledge of the Lake Geneva...