Music Through The Decades

In the last 100 years music has changed a lot. Musicians have been given the unique ability to completely change a culture and leave their mark on history. Influencers like Elvis, Madonna, The Beatles, and Jimi Hendrix are just a few of the names that come to mind when considering who led the transitions from one genre to the next. Here are the top songs and genres from each decade over the last 100 years.

1910’s

Top Song: Alexander’s Ragtime Band – Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan

Known For: Blues, Jazz

1920’s

Top Song: My Blue Heaven – Gene Austin

Known For: Jazz

1930’s

Top Song: Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

Known For: Pop

1940’s

Top Song: White Christmas – Bing Crosby with the Ken Darby Singers

Known For: Jazz

1950’s

Top Song: We’re Gonna Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley & His Comets

Known For: Rock & Roll

1960’s

Top Song: Hey Jude – The Beatles

Known For: Hard Rock

1970’s

Top Song: Imagine – John Lennon

Known For: Disco

1980’s

Top Song: Every Breath You Take – The Police

Known For: Rock

1990’s

Top Song: I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston

Known For: Rap, R&B

2000’s

Top Song: Hey Ya! – OutKast

Known For: Hip Hop, Alternative Rock

2010’s

Top Song: Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Known For: Alternative Rock, Pop

Music has given musicians the ability to influence fashion, politics, and culture worldwide and has become a multi-billion dollar industry. With all the opportunity music has to offer we are left to wonder, who will step up to the mic and be the next major influencer?

To see more songs that made the top 10 list of their decade click here!

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Local Craft Market

The Bottle Shop is a great supporter of local artists! The works of these artists are displayed on the walls of The Bottle Shop and are for sale. This Sunday, The Bottle Shop is hosting a local craft market. Crafters from the Lake Geneva area will be there showcasing their one of a kind products and crafts to the public.

The Details

  • Sunday, September 16th from 10 am to 2 pm
  • Hosted by The Bottle Shop (617 W Main St.)
  • Free and open to the public!

Stop by, support your local crafters, and enjoy a mimosa or bloody mary while you shop!

Click here for more information!

How To Make School Lunches Your Kids Will Love

Packing a delicious and healthy school lunch for your kids can be difficult when you’re in a time crunch. Here are some tips to make your kids love the lunches you pack for them!

1. Switch it up.

Eating the same meal every day isn’t fun. Try and switch up what you send with your kids. Monday can be a PB&J, Tuesday can be leftovers they enjoy, and Wednesday could be a microwavable soup or spaghetti and meatballs. This will keep your kids from getting tired of having the same meal every day.

2. Try and pack one of their favorite foods every day.

Think about some of your child’s favorite foods. What is their favorite fruit, veggie, snack, or meal? Try and include at least one item a day that they really like. This will make them look forward to eating lunch every day because they know they are getting one of their favorites!

3. Don’t forget dessert!

Packing a healthy lunch is great, but don’t forget to pack a little treat. After all, one cookie can’t be that bad can it?

Packing lunches doesn’t have to be boring, keep your kids guessing with these helpful tips. If you aren’t sure what your kids want, ask them. Their suggestions might save you some time and from an unnecessary headache. Happy packing!

Labor Day at the Lake

Go back to school with a splash! Spend your last Monday of the summer on the water at Geneva Lake!

Tips for the Lake

  1. Stay hydrated – bring a cooler with you for water to help you beat the heat!
  2. Sun Screen – don’t forget to re-apply as directed!
  3. Bring Snacks – Cut up some apples, strawberries, and throw in some grapes for the perfect fruit salad!
  4. Safety first – if you are going out on a boat don’t forget your life jackets!

For more activities to do on Geneva Lake you can visit this website!

Back to School Tips & Tricks

Ease your kids into a school bed time.

Waking up early is hard, especially if you are not used to it yet. The week before school starts begin moving up your child’s bedtime and waking them up earlier in the morning. This will make the first week of school easier to wake up for and help with a smooth transition.

Get things together the night before.

This includes lunches, backpacks, and tomorrow’s outfit. Having fewer items to put together in the morning means you are less likely to forget something. This also allows you to set an organized schedule for your kids while giving them some responsibilities of their own.

Have everyone participate in the morning.

Doing everything by yourself can get exhausting. Pass off some of the smaller tasks to your kids. Something as simple as having your child feed the family pet in the morning can save you valuable time and gradually introduces your child into the responsibilities that you want to teach them.

It is important to start organized and healthy habits early on so that they carry throughout the year. I hope these tips and tricks will help your transition into the new school year go smoothly!

Lake Geneva Jaycees Annual Venetian Festival

The Venetian Festival is back for the 56th year in a row!

It will go from August 15th – 19th and has lots of fun activities to participate in!

Carnival (15th-19th)

  • Flat Iron Park and Seminary Park in Lake Geneva
  • $20 per wristband
  • Rides for all ages
  • Delicious food
  • And much more!

Arts & Crafts Fair (18th&19th)

  • FREE ADMISION
  • Library Park in Lake Geneva
  • Over 100 exhibitors to see

Don’t miss out on all the fun! Gather your family and friends to spend a great day in downtown Lake Geneva!

For more information click here!

 

 

Art in the Park

This Saturday, August 11th, Lake Geneva has its 38th annual Art in the Park!

The Details:

  • Flat Iron Park, downtown Lake Geneva
  • Saturday, 11th from 10am – 5pm & Sunday, 12th from 10am – 4pm
  • FREE ADMISION

Visitors can look at local art from more than 80 exhibits including pottery, glass, jewelry, printmaking, and much more while listening to live music!

There will also be a “Just for Kids” activities area where kids can make their own art at the Flat Iron Park Gazebo!

There is something for everyone at the Art in the Park event from the kids craft area to the live music and lakefront view. Spend your weekend at Art in the Park!

For more information click here!