Geneva’s the place — here and elsewhere

What do New York State, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Texas, Idaho and Switzerland have in common?

They all have a city, town, or village name Geneva. Proof of it can be seen at the Geneva signs, a newly installed pole display near Geneva’s Long Pier and close to the ice cream stand. You’ll also view the distance to these far-flung Genevas from our own Geneva.

The Geneva sign project was first presented in 2015 and well worth the wait, said city spokeswoman Rhonda Everdyke. Preliminary discussions and proposals were conducted by Dutch Venuti of Certified Safety Products. The pole and signage is a gift donation from the Hildreth Hill Neighborhood Association to Geneva.

“The project would not have been accomplished without a rendering from a Hobart and William Smith Assistant Professor Gabriella D’Angelo, The Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center, the Geneva Public Arts Committee and the Geneva Engineering Department,” Everdyke said.

The sign was created by Peter Miller of CQ Sign Company in Geneva.

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