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This Week In Galena IL

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THIS WEEK IN GALENA IL

is warmer, brighter, promising, beautiful...

 

Well not so beautiful right now.  

This is the time of year where the remaining snow is dirty and there is gravel everywhere BUT Spring is here and cleanup is beginning all over the town!

 

Saturday we had an amazing Wedding Ceremony here!  The couple and their guests couldn't have been nicer.

 What a pleasure to work with them!

 

guests outside

 

Congratulations!  And Thank You for the joy you brought to the Galena Wedding Chapel!

 

Blog Special for This Week!

Stay three midweek nights this week and get the third night FREE!

This weekend stay two nights in the Roylaty II or III at the regular room rate and get a $50 dinner coupon to a local Restaurant!

 

AFTERNOON TEA AT BERNADINE'S STILLMAN INN

OR

HOW ABOUT A WEDDING TEA?

 

3 tier full tray

 

A Formal Afternoon Tea is available here at the Galena Wedding Chapel

We serve a minimum of 15 guests all the way to 65

Make your reservation today!

$24.95/guest

All home made pastries, finger sandwiches and scones with lemon curd and clotted cream!

 

Things To Do In Galena This Week

Help Bernadine Spring clean the grounds!

Help Dave visit with the guests!

Brand new Distillery open for tours and tastings!

Live Entertainment his weekend in several locations

Walk or Bike the 3 mile scenic path

Start canoeing, kayaking, riding scooters to Galena Cellars Winery

Take a Carriage ride

Visit the Galena Brewing Company and taste some local made brewskis

Complimentary Dessert Wine Tasting

Visit 4 very large Alaskan Malamuttes and visit with the Author of Max & I books

Bluebird Workshop

and more

www.visitgalena.org

 

 

 

 

 

Galena IL Things To Do

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Bernadine's Stillman Inn

Things To Do

Galena IL

March 18 - March 23, 2014

 

68th Pineapple upside down

 

Dave's 68th Pineapple Upside Down Cake!

 

#1  Stop by and share a slice of Dave's Birthday Cake!

#2  Irish Dancers at the Irish Pub

#3  Shop!  Need I say more!

#4  Eat!  

#5  Tour Grant's Home and other historic sites

#6  Enjoy Historic Architecture throughout Galena Proper

#7  Chocolate from the chocolate shop!

#8  Great American Popcorn Factory - Fresh Carmel Corn

#9  Pizza - Procentos, Gobbies, Cannovas, It's All Good

#10  Take in a scenic valley view of the Mississippi river at Chestnut Mountain

 

Those are our picks for the week!

 

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March 28-30, 2014  Galena Wine Lovers Weekend... it is fantastic!  Don't miss it!

 

Next Up:

www.visitgalena.org for more info

 

April 4-6, 2014

Spaless Weekend

 

April 11-13, 2014

President Grant's Grand Birthday Celebration

 

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Thanks for taking the time to visit our blog.  We'd love to help you plan your getaway.  Just call Dave 815 777-0557!

 

Dave & Bernadine Anderson

Owners/Operators

Bernadine's Stillman Inn and 

Galena Wedding Cahpel

 

 

 

 

 

40's at Bernadine's Stillman Inn!

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40's At Bernadine's Stillman Inn

Yes, it's true, we've broken the -20 degee weather!

Looks like the week ahead will be beautiful and in the 40's

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St. Patricks Day is right around the corner and that means

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!

 

and I don't have a clue for what to get for such a wonderful husband!

Actually, his favorite food is weiner schnitzel so I do believe I will be taking him to Fritz & Frites for dinner.  He will love that. He recommended this restaurant to a guest that is staying with us right now and she was so kind to bring him back a schnitzel.  She had a great suggestion.  To keep her weight under control, after she orders her food she puts half of it in a take home box.  Great suggestion!

Dave also enjoys the buffet at Breitbach's.  It's in Balltown Iowa and it is about an hour away. Balltown has the greatest valley view of the Mississippi River.  This road is highly traveled by bikers for it's scenery.

 

 

 

2014 Weddings at the Galena Wedding Chapel

 

 

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 The Weddings are lining up for the Galena Wedding Chapel!  How exciting!

 

 We just love celebrating weddings here.  Inside or out they are always such a fun and thrilling experience.  We love the look of excitement on our couples faces as they go from planning to the actual event.    

 

You can get married inside of our unique and romantic Wedding Chapel or out in the Gardens.  We have all the things you need to include an Officiant, Photographer, Wedding Coordinator, contacts for Cake and flowers, a Champagne Toast, Reception Hall and Bar.  Our menu selection is reasonably priced and delicious and our staff is trained and skilled in serving you and your guests.

 

Just give us a call 815 777-0557 to request your Wedding Planner Packet.  This will help you think of everything!

 

 

This Weeks Things-To-Do In Galena, IL

 

3/13/14  Open Stitching - FiberWild

3/10-3/31/14 Wine Lovers Weekend - Massbach Ridge

3/10-3/14/14 A Peaceful Mind Class

3/13-3/17/14 Art Show - Birds & Flowers

3/14/14 Council Hill Station Beer Tasting

3/14-3/15/14 Traditional Irish Dancing

3/14-3/15/14  St. Patricks Celebration -Frank O'Dowds Irish Pub

3/17/14 St. Patricks Day Parade

3/15/14 Starlab

3/15 & 3/17/14 Derty Rice - Galena Brewery

3/15-3/16/14 Pottery Throwing Demonstrations - Artists Annex 

3/10 & 3/17/14 Knit a Lace Scarf - FiberWild

See more at www.visitgalena.org 

 

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This May we will be celebrating 14 years at Bernadine's Stillman Inn and Galena Wedding Chapel

"It's Been A Pleasure!"

 

Bernadine's Stillman Inn

 

Happy St. Patricks Day

 

You may be asking why we love St. Patricks Day so much

Well, because it is Dave's Birthday!

Our kids always thought the big parade in Chicago was just for Dave's Birthday, what memories!

 

Birthday cake

 

So, to all you St. Pattys Babies - Happy Birthday!

 

 

Recipe of the Month

Luck o' the Irish Layered Mint Brownies

You are going to love this sweet treat.

 Let's see, cake, brownies...let's get the party started!

 

 

1 (19.9 oz) pkg family-size brownie mix

1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese at room temp

4 (1 oz) squares white chocolate for baking, melted

2 cups whipped topping

1/4 - 1/2 tsp peppermint extract Green liquid food coloring

1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter

 

Heat oven to 350F. using foil lined 9x13 baking pan coated with cooking spray, prepare brownie mix as package directs. Let cool.

 

Using mixer on medium speed, beat next 3 ingredients 2 minutes or until smooth. Sperad half of mixture over cooled brownies. Chill 20 minutes. Meanwhile, stir peppermint extract and enough food coloring into remaining mixture to create desired green color; spread in pan. Chill 20 minutes

 

In microwave safe bowl, microwave dark chocolate chips and butter for 30 seconds, or until melted. stirring until smooth. Let sit 5 minutes; spread over mint layer. Chill 30 minutes or until set.

 

 

March Blog Special

Stay with us 3 midweek nights at the regular rate, say "Happy Birthday" to Dave and receive

25% off your third night stay! Based on availability

 

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Things To Do In Galena

Traditional Irish Dancing - Irish Cottage Hotel

Live Entertainment - all over Galena

Feng Shui Class - Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

Paint & Pour

All About Smudging Class

Miss Kitty Quiz Show

St. Patricks Day Parade

and so much  more....www.visitgalena.org

 

You're going to love it here in Galena!

 

Dave Wedding

 

Say "I Do" in March

There are still openings for a Romantic March Wedding!

Call and say "I Do" and receive 15% off your ceremony 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things To Do In Galena IL 2/28-3/1/14

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THINGS TO DO IN GALENA ILLINOIS

Feruary 28 - March 1, 2014

 

 

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First of all - CONGRATULATIONS Ken & James On Your Special Day!

These three couples met while staying at Bernadine's Stillman Inn over Labor Day Weekend in 2008

They have met every year since!  What a Pleasure

Thanks for Inviting us to join you all last Friday!

 

Your Blog Special This Week:

Say "Ken & James" when you call to book your room for this weekend and receive 10% discount!

 

EXCITING THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND

IN THE JO DAVIESS COUNTY AREA - GALENA IL

Mardi Gras Parade - Saturday

Snow & Ice Sculpting

Mystery Pub Cruise

Winery/Distillery/Brewery Tours

Mardis Gras Pub Crawl

Mark Twain & The Laughing River

P.T. Murphy Magic Show

Lunch with Art

Ghost Tour

Skiing & Snowboarding

Traditional Irish Dancing

Live on Stage - Sam Wyatt, Ten Gallon Hat, The Lonley Goats, Smiley Tillmon Band, The Johnny Rockers

Feng Shui Class - Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

All About Smudging Class

Introduction To Knitting Workshop

All About Essential Oils Class

All About Chakras & Crystals Class

Early 2 Rise Meditation Class

Qigong for Beginners Class

Miss Kitty Quiz Show

Open Mic Night

Museums

Art Studios

Coffee Shops

Shopping & Dining

Etc!

 

Bernadine's Youtube Channel of the Week: The Frugal Crafter and Scrap Made Simple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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