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PUB CHAT: A joyful evening in downtown Geneva

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We had just finished a fun meal at Bella’s Sicilian Ristorante — and how often do you use the term “fun” to talk about a meal? But you do at Bella’s with all the singing and carrying on that is served up alongside the food — when we got caught up in the renewal of a great Geneva tradition, the annual Firemen’s Parade.

Unwilling to fight the crowd or the parade itself, we planted ourselves on the Seneca Street sidewalk in front of Bella’s and cheered with the others as a real slice of Americana marched on by, replete with the requisite polished trumpets and trombones, the even shinier firetrucks, the proud uniformed personnel, the “cellar savers,” candidates, banners, kids, flags and smiles. Lots of smiles.

It was last Saturday evening, and because of the pandemic, it was the first time the parade was able to........

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