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The Update | Wine Shuttles Resume at Geneva on the Lake; Parking Lot Projects to Begin in Mill Creek Park

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE — The Lodge at Geneva on the Lake’s wine shuttle tours have resumed their daily schedules.

Both the Premium shuttle, which visits four wineries for $45 per person; and the DeLuxe shuttle, which stops at three wineries for $35 per person, are now running.

The weekend-only Signature Immersion Tour has also resumed service.

South River Vineyard

All shuttle buses leave from The Lodge and make stops at wineries in the nearby Grand River Valley wine region.

The Premium shuttle departs Sunday through Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The Deluxe shuttle departs Sunday through Thursday at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Reservations and advance deposits are required. Pricing includes shuttle service only.

The Signature Immersion Tour visits three premier wineries and is led by Lauren Fiala, The Lodge’s certified wine specialist. The Saturday and Sunday tours are $75 per person, depart at noon and return to The Lodge before 5 p.m. Attendees will receive a gift bag including a chocolate candy bar from Marianne’s Chocolates and a keepsake wine glass.

Saturday stops are Debonne Vineyards, for a private tasting and food pairing (light appetizer); South River Vineyard, for a barrel tasting and private cellar tour; and Kosicek Vineyards, for tasting and relaxation.

Sunday stops are Grand River Cellars, for a cave tasting with food pairing (light appetizer); Ferrante Winery, for a tank sample, two samples at the tasting bar and light cheese pairing; and Laurello Vineyards, for tasting, relaxation and live music.

To reserve seats for the tour or either shuttle, call 440-466-7100, ext. 0.

Parking Lot Improvement Projects at Park

YOUNGSTOWN – Parking lot Improvement projects in Millcreek MetroParks will begin June 29.

Improvements will be made at the East Golf Hike & Bike Trail parking lot (West Golf Drive); and at The Flats parking lot.

Valley Drive at the Suspension Bridge may have temporary closures over this time to accommodate construction activities.

Access to the East Golf Hike & Bike Trail and the Flats will remain open. Throughout the duration of construction, parking for these facilities will be at the East Golf Hike & Bike trailhead at U.S. Route 224 and Shields Road for trail access and at the Oak Grove/Idora parking lots for access to the Flats.

Park-goers are asked to avoid construction areas and exercise caution while accessing the East Golf Hike & Bike Trail and The Flats.

The parking lot improvements project is expected to be completed within two months, depending on weather conditions.

‘World’s Toughest Race’ in Fiji to Debut Aug. 14 on Amazon

LONDON (AP) — Bear Grylls said he was brought to tears by the determination of competitors on “World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji” as they raced through jungles and over mountains to the point of exhaustion and pain.

The series’ new 10-episode season, hosted by Grylls and with 66 teams from 30 countries, will debut Aug. 14 on Amazon Prime Video, it was announced Wednesday. The episodes were taped last fall, before the coronavirus pandemic hit.

The nonstop race with 330 competitors was held for 11 days and across more than 400 miles. It was difficult to see racers drop out after spending so much time and energy in preparation, Grylls said.

“But at the same time, those that endured, whether or not they won, it wasn’t really about the winning,” he said. “This is an expedition with a stopwatch, is how I always kind of see this, and just to complete it is a huge achievement.”

“I unashamedly wept at times, seeing the effort and what it meant to these people,” said Grylls, an adventurer who starred in the survival series ”Man vs. Wild.”

Grylls noted the field’s diversity, including the first fully African American team competing internationally. Another American squad includes Mark Macy, a past Eco-Challenge competitor who has since been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, and his son, Travis.

“That was a very emotional journey for them to race together, for the son to want to be alongside his dad,” Grylls said.

PHOTO: Racers compete in the 2019 Eco-Challenge adventure race in Fiji. The competition’s new 10-episode season, hosted by Bear Grylls and with 66 teams from 30 countries, will debut Aug. 14 on Amazon Prime Video. (Corey Rich/Amazon via AP)

Posted June 24, 2020.

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