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It’s time to go out with the old and in with the new! This weekend is the 2017 Geneva City-Wide ABC Garage Sale! Have items or furniture in your attic, basement, or closets that you never use?! They could be someone else’s treasure! Participate in the city wide garage sale on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm daily to help get rid of these unwanted items just in time for spring cleaning and pick up some amazing finds from your fellow Geneva neighbors! By participating in the city wide sale, the Geneva Chamber of Commerce takes care of the advertising and signage for you, ensuring lots of visitors to your garage sale, while you keep all the profits!!


There are several ways to participate! Fill out the Online Application and submit the $30 registration fee OR download the application and drop it off with your check at the Geneva Chamber of Commerce (8 South Third Street). If you submit your application today or tomorrow, you will have your address and items listed on the online map! Registrations received after the 26th will still receive signage to advertise their sale.


Participants should head over to the Geneva Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday the 26th to pick up your instructions, maps, and signs between 9:00 am and 4:30 pm.


Whether or not you are participating, be sure to print out the garage sale Map so you can go rummaging for unique home finds all weekend long in Geneva! Happy Shopping!

Earth Day Celebrations in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

The Fox River Valley is filled with beautiful natural features that serve as all of our backyards. As residents, we love to use these areas for recreation and relaxation. There presence is one of the many perks of living in our area. It is important that we help preserve and protect these spots for residents today and in the future. Earth Day helps remind us of the importance of conservation and celebrates the beauty of our natural surroundings. There are many great community events planned in the Fox River Valley for you and your family to celebrate this Earth Day! 



ECO Earth Day Event

Date: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Oswego Village Hall (100 Parkers Mill, Oswego)

Cost: FREE!

Oswego’s ECO Commission is holding a special Earth Day Event for the village. Learn about butterfly gardens, composting, and raising chickens. Bring in eye glasses, packing materials, and syrofoam to donate to Fox Metro. There will also be a bicycle and book exchange at the event. Pick up your rain barrel to help collect water that can be used for your lawn and garden. Watch the planting of two trees at the Village Hall at 10:00 am.

 

Earth Day 2017

Date: Saturday, April 22nd

Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Kenyon Farm Forest Preserve (8N700 Barry Road, South Elgin)

Cost: FREE!

Help the Forest Preserve District of Kane County plant trees at their annual Earth Day event. Plant one tree/shrub or spend the entire day planting! The holes are pre-dug. All volunteers need to do is place the tree/shrub and add dirt, water, and mulch.

 

Earth Day Celebration

Date: Sunday, April 23rd

Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: Peck Farm Park (4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva)

Cost: FREE admission!

The whole family will love celebrating Earth Day at Peck Farm Park. There is so much to do, including chalk art, children’s activities, chair massages, petting zoo, paper shredding, and bicycle check-ups. Purchase a rain barrel at the event and learn more about ways that you can protect the local environment. Bring old shoes to donate to Jolly Old Soles and a gently used book for the Geneva Public Library. Before the event, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, join in on the Earth Day Clean-Up Hike to help pick up trash around the park.

 

2017 Arbor Day Celebration

Date: Friday, April 28th

Time: 4:00 pm

Location: Lincoln Park (Main Street between 4th and 5th Streets, St. Charles)

Join the City of St. Charles Tree Commission to their annual Arbor Day celebration. Enjoy an afternoon of music and art as you learn more about nature and trees. There will be demonstrations, educational material, plant giveaways, raffles, and so much more. Prior to the Arbor Day Celebration, swing by the St. Charles Municipal Building (2 East Main Street) to see the “Diversity in the Urban Forest” art entries on display. Participants will be recognized on the 28th at the festivities.

 

 

"Art on Fire" Design Contest Returns to Geneva this Spring!

by The Rullo Team

Showcase your artistic talent and help contribute to the charm and beauty of Geneva through “Art on Fire” hydrant design contest! This awesome program allows local artists to paint the city’s fire hydrants. It is a great opportunity for residents to display their creativity and brings public art to the city!



Started four years ago as a collaboration between the city and the Cultural Arts Commission, over 70 fire hydrants have been painted throughout Geneva. All of the completed hydrants can be found on this Interactive Map. But with 1,800+ hydrants in Geneva, there are still plenty more to be painted!



“Art on Fire” is a free program that is open to everyone in the community. In order to participate, you must fill out an Online Application or paper copy at Geneva City Hall (22 South First Street). Participants can really allow their creativity to run wild as there is no specific theme. Artists are simply encouraged to incorporate the surrounding environment into the artistic design of the hydrant. The functionality and visibility of the hydrant cannot be compromised in any way. Painting will take place this May and June. There will be prizes awarded for the top 3 designs.



Grab your paintbrush and set your “art on fire” this spring in Geneva!



Image Credit: City of Geneva

New Website Feature to Track Development in Geneva!

by The Rullo Team

It is now easier than ever to stay up to date on new proposed development projects occurring throughout Geneva thanks to a new feature on the city’s website. The website will now include an interactive map that provides residents with information about new businesses and subdivisions being proposed in the city.

 

This exciting new feature can be found by clicking on the “Development Projects” link on the left-hand side of the city’s website. The map will include information about development projects that will have a public hearing before city planning or zoning commissions. Information will be updated as the proposed projects progress through the development stages. Residents can click on pins on the map to find out the project name, developer name and address, project description and image, and project status.

 

This map allows residents to know about all proposed projects throughout the community and have their voices heard regarding development in Geneva. It is possible to sign up for alerts on the website or “Go Geneva” mobile app by clicking on the Notify Me links. We cannot wait to see what exciting things are in store for the great city of Geneva.

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