Galena, Dubuque and the rolling terrain in this tri-state area blends history, tradition and new attractions with ease.

As the curtain rises and the stage lights shine once again, visitors to this St. Charles landmark are greeted by a venue that’s at once both familiar and different. Behind an aggressive renovation is the indomitable Ron Onesti, who’s spent years reviving this historic venue for the enjoyment of a new generation.

Perhaps you know him as the soft-spoken jeweler in Barrington whose work has appeared at the Field Museum in Chicago and on the hands of celebrities. Or, perhaps you recognize his unmistakable tenor on soundtracks by the likes of rock legend Jim Peterik. It’s all in a day’s work for Marc Scherer.

Perhaps you know this part of southern Wisconsin because of its most popular tourist attraction. But look beyond Geneva Lake and you’ll find a people rooted to generations-old farms, more than 40 lakes and the unmistakable charm of small-town America.

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