Living in Nyon has been skimming through the back copies of La Côte newspaper to catch up with the local news. Here is a small and eclectic selection of news items and information from the last few months. Don’t forget, there is a Living in Nyon English column every Wednesday in La Côte newspaper. It can be found in the inside of the front page of the newspaper
In December 2014, a small ceremony was held in Nyon to welcome its 20,000th resident. The ceremony, attended by Mayor Daniel Rossellat and Mr Claude Uldry, (municipal in charge of contrôle des habitants), welcomed Filipe Mathez, the 20,000 resident to the town.
Nyon has seen a substantial growth in its population over the past few years. In 1989, there were just 13,306 residents and 15,000 in 1995. According to the local authorities, Nyon is expected to have 24,800 residents by 2020.
Passenger Submarine under the Lake!
Did you know that at la grande Expo 64″ (the 5th national exhibition in Switzerland in 1964), one of the main attractions of the exhibition was a massive mésoscaphe/ submarine ? This submarine took paying passengers and members of the public on trips under Lac Léman! Sadly, this submarine is no longer operational, but you can discover more about it, see the publicity posters for these underwater trips, see the inside of a mésoscaphe and learn lots more about life on and in the lake itself at the museum. See website here (info is in English)
Note – there will be a presentation to the public on Monday 2nd March 2015 at 2015 to show the plans for the projected extension to this museum. There has been some controversy over the design of this planned extension. Take a look at the designs entered into the competition here and see the proposed winning design here. What do you think of this design? You can have your say at the presentation.
First Class Carriages due on Nyon – St Cergue train line
First class carriages are planned to be installed on the Nyon- St Cergue train line by December 2015.
“Aunt Agatha” biscuits now made in Nyon!
“Tante Agathe” biscuits, the Swiss biscuit company, celebrated its 60th anniversary last year and has now moved its production from Lonay to a factory on the route de Stand in Nyon.
Info from other news sites –
With the ski season well and truly upon us, Swiss Info (the international service of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation) asks the question “Are Swiss Ski Slopes too fast?” See video here.
Go Junking/ Brocante hunting with Lisa!
Are you a collector of brocante/ antiques and do you enjoy enjoy bargain hunting when looking for second hand items? Looking to meet some new people?
Then you might be interested in Lisa’s “junking+ mornings and days out in Geneva. See details here
The Nursery and Playroom at Geneva Airport
The website called Lausanne Mom has recently updated one of its articles on the Nursery and Playroom at Geneva Airport. This is a useful article for parents who are travelling with young children and flying out of Geneva!