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St. Charles, IL St. Patricks Day Events

by The Rullo Team

St. Charles St. Patricks Day Events

Saturday, March 14th

10:00am St. Patrick's Dance Show at the Arcada Theatre
Start your St Patricks day fun early, at the beautiful
Arcada Theater. Talented, local dance studios will kick their heels up prior to the parade. These performances will bring fun for the whole family as the dancers get everyone in the spirit before the big parade.
11:30am Deck Out Your Lucky Dog
The
St. Charles Veterinary Clinic Presents "Deck Out Your Lucky Dog" (2 E. Main St., St. Charles) between 11:30am-1:30pm. Join the "Deck Out Your Lucky Dog" contest by bringing your dog decked out for the St. Patrick's celebration. Register at the tent in front of the Municipal Center.
2:00pm St. Patrick’s Parade
The St. Patrick's Parade on Main St./ Rt. 64 kicks off at 2:00 and features authentic Irish music, floats, Irish dancers, and alot more! Join us
Downtown St. Charles for all the fun!

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Fox Valley IL- The Rullo Team Receives Top Real Estate Honors!

by The Rullo Team

Eagle Brook, Geneva IL

by The Rullo Team

The premier subdivision of Eagle Brook, located in Geneva Illinois, is truly in the heart of everything!  Close to transportation, shopping, dining and entertainment. The single-family, custom built homes wind around the Eagle Brook Golf Club, which has an 18-hole Championship Golf Course, fitness center, swimming pool, tennis facilities, dining and banquet facility. 

Eagle Brook Country Club has over 350 families from the Fox Valley, with 58 NEW families joining last year alone.  The Eagle Brook community of homes is centered around this challenging, Andy North and Roger Packard designed Golf Course. Although this is a PGA designed course, there is something for everyone here.  Especially during summer months when the "Kid-friendly" programs are offered throughout the club in a variety of areas, such as the basketball courts, pool, and Jr. Golf programs.

Families love the Eagle Brook community for the amenities as much as the lovely custom built homes. The Social Calendar's are kept full with summer cookouts, Golf Outings, and move into the wine tastings, Holiday parties, Cocktail parties and so much more.  With 8 different membership categories available, ranging from golf to non-golf, and individual to families and corporations, Eaglebrook Subdivision has something custom designed for everyone!

Homes in Eagle Brook border the Golf Course on Pebble Beach CT, Winners Cup CT, Eagle Brook Dr, Fargo BLVD, Eldorado Dr, Fairway Circle, Andrews Circle, and Kings CT. All single-family, custom built homes in this Geneva IL subdivision range in size from 3 -5 Bedrooms and are approximately 2800- 4000 square feet. 

To view homes for sale in the Eagle Brook Subdivision in Geneva IL, follow this link:  EAGLE BROOK, GENEVA IL  

To learn more about the Eagle Brook subdivision, or other subdivisions available in Geneva IL, please contact Alex or Vicky at 630-513-1771 or you can visit our website at www.therulloteam.com.

We would love to help you find your dream home in the Fox Valley. Let us know how we can help!

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3 THINGS TO DO IN GENEVA…

by The Rullo Team

 (...while you’re waiting for it to get warm outside)

The Downtown Geneva Wedding Walk, Date:  March 1, 2015, 11:00-3:30 pm
Get more information and register online at the
Geneva Bride website.


On March 7th 2015, The Herrington Inn’s Pump House sets the stage for Eat Your Art Out - hosted by The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission. For tickets and event information, see the Cultural Arts Commission website.


8th Annual Geneva Film Festival set for March 12-14, 2015.
For a
schedule of events and to buy tickets, visit the Geneva Film Festival website

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Fox Valley Protect Those Pipes From Freezing!

by The Rullo Team

With temperatures in the Fox Valley plunging into negative digits the chance of pipes freezing becomes a very real possibility, and untreated pipes in your basement and crawlspaces can be an expensive scenario for any homeowner in the event of a burst. What can you do to limit the chance of this happening to you & your home? Here are several preventative measures you can take:

 

  • First & foremost, you need to seal any air leaks inside near where the pipes are located in your home! Do a complete inspection around dryer vents, outoor pipes, and electical wiring. You'll need to use insulation, caulking, and sealants to ensure you've blocked the airway. Even a small opening can allow enough of this frigid air in to freeze a pipe.
  • Exposed pipes are most susceptable to freezing so you'll need to check your basement, and crawlspaces where these pipes are located. Make sure you inspect all pipes to make sure each is properly insulated. Remember....ANY pipe can freeze, so inspect each one.
  • Heat Cables (thermostatically controlled)or Heat Tape can be used to wrap pipes. (Make sure any products used have been approved by Underwriters Laboratories Inc or other independent testing organizations & that you are using the products only where they are intended to be used IE: Inside or Outside, and you follow all installation and operational instructions). Check your local hardware store for supplies. 
  • To reduce freezing in the short span of the pipe, use indoor vavles to shut off and drain water from the pipes that lead to outside faucets.
  • Many of us have gotten into the habit of turning down our thermostats at night, however this is NOT the time to do that! During these weather conditions it is very important to keep your thermostats set at the same temperatures both day & night. Because temperatures drop even deeper at night, if you set your thermostats lower at night you can run the risk of those pipes freezing over night.
  • Remember when your Mother told you to "Let the faucet's trickle overnight or if you are going to be gone for a day or two!"? Well, Mom was RIGHT! Trickling of hot and cold water, just letting it drip from the faucet on an outside wall, can keep your pipes from freezing! THANKS MOM!
  • Laslty, keep the doors to your cabinets (on exterior walls) open, to allow heat to circulate through to the uninsulated pipes. Yes, I know you thought people were joking when they said that, but it is true, it can help keep your pipes from freezing as well.

Now, what can you do if your pipes have frozen? SCREAM! Just kidding, this isn't a laughing matter. If you turn on your faucets and nothing comes out, keep

the faucets turned OFF and call a plumber immediately. If your pipes are frozen, please keep these 4 things in mind:

  1. NEVER try to thaw a pipe with a blow torch or any other flame.
  2. NEVER try to wade through the flooded waters in a basement or touch ANY electrical appliances or items in that area. They will still be "ACTIVE" if plugged in prior to your basement flooding and would be cause for electrocution.
  3. If your pipes have BURST, Turn your water OFF at the main shut off valve.
  4. If trying to warm a Frozen Pipe, start as close to the faucet as possible then work toward the frozen section.
  5. Before you turn ANY water back on, MAKE SURE THERE AREN'T ANY LEAKS IN THE PIPES!!
  6. Make sure to check your Homeowners Insurance Policy and call them immediately.

We hope you'll just need to use our preventative tips and that our lovely community in the Fox Valley will start to see the beautiful beginnings of spring sooner rather than later! Until then, check out our website and social media for more Homeowner tips!

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Free Home Pickup For Hazardous Waste Materials

by The Rullo Team

The City of Geneva has once again contracted with At Your Door Special Collection, a division of Waste Management, to provide FREE home pickup of unwanted hazardous household materials. Once a year, the homeowner can schedule a pickup at their front door. The program will continue to operate until the City’s budget allotment is reached.

Paint products, pesticides, motor oil, household batteries, automotive products, garden chemicals, household cleaners, and fluorescent tubes are some of the items that can be collected; for a complete list of accepted items (and not accepted), click here.

To schedule a collection:
Call 800-449-7587 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, or
make an online appointment at
www.WMAtYourDoor.com, or
email AtYourDoor@WM.com.

The program is for residential customers only.
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Lincoln's Birthday

by The Rullo Team

Happy 206th Birthday!

Abraham Lincoln, February 12, 1809, Hodgenville, KY

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Fox Valley...Go Red for Women!

by The Rullo Team

Today is NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY! Why red? Easy....RED is a vibrant color that demands attention! It stands out and screams "I'm here! Look at me!" And that is exaclty why it was chosen for this incredibly important campaign! NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY is really just the kick off for the month long awareness to bring attention to the #1 killer in women. Heart disease claims the lives of 500,000 women every year!

This year marks the 12th Anniversary of the NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY Campaign! Much has been accomplished in this time:

  • Nearly 90% of women have made at least one healthy behavior change.
  • More than one-third of women has lost weight.
  • More than 50% of women have increased their exercise.
  • 6 out of 10 women have changed their diets.
  • More than 40% of women have checked their cholesterol levels.
  • One third of women has talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.

Despite all the efforts, more work still needs to be done. So spread the word among all the women you love! Make sure they know the facts and the risks. Join in the fight....and WEAR YOUR RED proudly today, and all month long!

#AmericanHeartAssociation #GoRedforWomen #FoxValleyIL #WearRedDay #TheRulloTeam #STCharlesIL #GenevaIL #BataviaIL #AlexRullo #VickyRullo

The Old House New House Home Show Feb.6-7-8,2015

by The Rullo Team

At the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, 4051 E. Main St. (North Ave.), Fri., Sat. & Sun. 10–5.

The largest, most innovative and longest running home show in the Chicago area. Chicagoland's premier home show returns with 300 exciting exhibits featuring the latest in home improvements along with inspiring workshops. Since 1984, attendees have been experiencing fabulous displays, with innovative products, time-saving services, home style tips and trends, fresh ideas, expert advice and creative solutions. This unique forum brings together hundreds of professionals and thousands of project-driven homeowners.

Adults $7, Seniors $4, Children and Parking FREE

To Save $1 on Admission, and for additional information, visit www.kennedyproductions.com or call 630.515.1160.

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HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY!

by The Rullo Team

Groundhog Day 2015: Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter!

On February 2, 1887, the Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney held its first observance of Groundhog Day. According to Pennsylvania German Folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow sees its shadow, winter will hang around for 6 more weeks.  No shadow? Spring is almost here!

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