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Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at the Taste of Batavia Block Party!

by The Rullo Team

Looking for something unique to do for the long Labor Day Weekend?! Come to the 2017 Taste of Batavia Block Party! Head to beautiful downtown Batavia on Sunday, September 3rd, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm for an evening of fun! The Block Party will take place on North River Street and the Riverwalk and features a delectable ‘Taste of Batavia’ sampler party, live music, Classic Car Show, Kids Activity area, pie bake off, and so much more! There is something for everyone at the Batavia Block Party!


“Taste of Batavia” Sampler

$3 and $6 eats from the following favorite local spots & more:


Pie in the Face Fundraiser

4:00 pm | Riverwalk

  • $2 per pie or $5 for 3 pies

  • All proceeds benefit elementary school PTO programs


Pie Bake-off

4:15 pm (Pie Drop Off) | Peg Bond Center

  • $5 Participation Fee

  • Register HERE!


Performance Schedule

Music Matters School of Music Stage

The Rullo Team wishes everyone a very Happy & Safe Labor Day Weekend!

Image Credit: Batavia MainStreet


2017 Geneva Concours d'Elegance!

by The Rullo Team

The Fox River Valley is the perfect spot for car enthusiasts! Throughout the summer, there are incredible car shows in the area for owners of classic cars and community members that love to admire them. St. Charles Cruise Nites takes place on Tuesday evenings on Riverside Avenue and Thursday evenings features the Geneva Classic Car Show at the Kane County Courthouse. Along with these fun weekly events, the ultimate car show every year is the Geneva Concours d’Elegance, taking place this weekend!

Head to Third Street (from State to South Street) in downtown Geneva for the 2017 Geneva Concours d'Elegance! On Sunday, August 27th, hundreds of classic car enthusiasts from around the country will meet in Geneva to marvel at a stunning collection of antique, classic, exotic, modern, and race cars. This year’s Concours will celebrate the 100th birthday of Nash Automobile and will feature Woodies, Indy Style Race Cars, and Walter Marr designed Buick’s. Celebrate the artistic and engineering heritage of the automobile in American culture in beautiful downtown Geneva. Car show participants can register starting at 7:00 am on Fulton & South Second Street. Judging occurs at 9:00 am and the Awards Ceremony will be held at 3:00 pm on Franklin & South Third Street. The Geneva Concours d’Elegance is a FREE event and is open to the public between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.

There are other special events occurring for the Geneva Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, August 26th. Tour at J.A. Air Center Aurora Airport (Sugar Grove) at 9:00 am. Enjoy cars from 3 locally owned private collections along with many vintage, warbird, and corporate aircraft. A catered lunch will be provided under the canopy. The cost is $45 per person. Treat yourself to Cocktails & Candlelight Dinner at Geneva Golf Club (Geneva) at 6:00 pm. Drive up to the event in style in your classic car and enjoy an evening with participants and car lovers. The cost is $100 per person. Reserve your spot for either or both of these fantastic events by filling out the Ticket Order Form HERE!

The Rullo Team hopes everyone has a great time at the 2017 Geneva Concours d’Elegance!


Image Credit: City of Geneva

Moving With Pets

by The Rullo Team

Hello Everyone!

Spike Rullo here,

When you buy a house, your scaly, feathered, and fur babies can sometimes have a "ruff" move! Here are some helpful moving tips to keep them happy and safe:

1. Prepare an easily-accessible 'overnight kit' that has enough dog food, kitty litter, toys and grooming tools to sustain your pet and keep them comfortable during the first few days of unpacking.

2. If you're moving out of the area, inform your vet so you can take records and any prescription medications with you. See if they can recommend another vet in your new neighborhood.

3. During the move itself, the best way to reduce stress on an animal is to keep them in the quietest area possible. If you don't want to leave them with a friend or a kennel for the day (which is recommended), at least remove them from the action. This could mean emptying a bedroom on another floor and closing the door, or putting them in their carrier or kennel in the garage or car (take proper caution to ensure they'll be at a safe temperature and that they have water and food if they will be there for some time). Make sure you check in on them regularly, and try to feed or walk them at the time you usually would; having some sense of a routine in the midst of all the changes will help a lot.

4. Take the pet to the new house in your own vehicle. Cats and small dogs can be put in a carrier in the back seat, which can then be secured with a seatbelt. A bigger dog can be moved in a kennel in the back of the car; you may need to put seats down if possible. Some animals feel more comfortable if you throw a blanket over their carrier during the car ride so they can't see the environment changing outside.

5. Be careful when transporting the animal to your new neighborhood because if they get out they can easily get lost. Once they're in the car, it's important to not open the kennel until the pet is in the new home, even if the pet is usually well-behaved or docile. Give them a few days in the new home to adjust. Tip for cat owners: more and more people are keeping their cats indoors for safety reasons, and a move is a good opportunity to get them used to being inside as they won't be used to being allowed out in the new home. Use this transition to your advantage.

6. Move the house before you move the pet. Set up as much as you can, even just in a room, before you introduce the animal to the new home. Confine them to a section of the house while they slowly adjust to their surroundings. Give your pet lots of attention and introduce familiar objects like toys or blankets as soon as possible. Make them feel as at home as you do!

7. After you move, make sure you update their tags or microchip information to the new address and phone number.

8. Are you planning on moving with fish? Fish respond strongly to stress and a move can be traumatizing, if not fatal. It isn't ideal, but you can transport them short distances in bags filled with their old tank water (check with your local aquarium store for supplies and more details). If you have a long distance to travel it's best to give them a new home with a friend, empty the tank, and buy new fish after you unpack.

9. Guinea Pigs also are known to suffer from change or being jostled around. Their hearts are particularly susceptible so please take care with guinea pigs and make sure they are transported in a warm, comfortable, small carrier.

10. Finally, more than one feathered friend has been known to fly the coop on moving day. Many people proudly announce that their bird has never flown off the shoulder, and sadly regret the complacency. Birds, like most pets, are very jittery about change. So even when the smartest parrot balks at the idea of being put in a cage, please do it on moving day!

That's all "fur" now, Happy Moving!

Family Fun at Elburn Days!

by The Rullo Team

Head to beautiful Elburn this weekend for ELBURN DAYS!! On Friday, August 18th, through Sunday, August 20th, Elburn Lions Community Park (500 Filmore Street) will be transformed into a fantastic community festival. Enjoy 3 days of incredible family fun with food, Beer Garden, entertainment, games, and so much more. Take a spin on the action packed Carnival Rides ($20 wristbands on Friday and Saturday, $25 wristbands on Sunday). Try your luck in the 50/50 Raffle and Car Raffle! There is something for everyone to enjoy! All proceeds from this fantastic event support the work of the Elburn Lions Club and their charities! Help support a great cause and have a weekend full of laughs and good times with your family and neighbors in Elburn!


Entertainment Schedule

Friday, August 18th

  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Live Music - REBEL SOUL REVIVAL | Main Stage

  • 6:00 pm | Parade

  • 7:30 pm | Ronald McDonald & FREE Freeze Pops | Community Stage

  • 8:00 pm | GLOW PARTY with DJ BOOM | Community Stage

  • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm | Live Music - BACK COUNTRY ROADS | Main Stage

Saturday, August 19th

  • 11:00 am | Truck and Tractor Pulls

    • $5 general admission

  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Dance Performance - Performing Arts Center | Community Stage

  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Live Music - THE BABIN BROTHERS | Beer Garden

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Face Painting, Coloring Station, Giant Jenga, Photo Frame

  • 12:45 pm - 1:15 pm | Dance Performance - M&M Dance/Empower Dance Company | Community Stage

  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm | Hula Hoop Contest (ALL Ages) | Community Stage

  • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm | Dance Performance - M&M Dance/Empower Dance Company | Community Stage

  • 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm | FREE Dance Class with Miss Maggie from M&M Dance | Community Stage

  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Live Music - STROKER RED | Main Stage

  • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | Dance Performance - M&M Dance/Empower Dance Company | Community Stage

  • 5:30 pm | Live Music - MATT SKIRMONT | Community Stage

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Live Music - HILLBILLY ROCKSTARZ | Main Stage

  • 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm | Live Music - JOSH THOMPSON | Main Stage

Sunday, August 20th  

  • 8:00 am - 10:30 am | Pie Baking Contest | North End Pavilion

  • 9:30 am | Worship Service | Community Stage

  • 12:00 pm | Mud Volleyball

  • 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm | Live Princesses Singing | Community Stage

  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Live Music - GUY DOMINICK | Beer Garden

  • 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Face Painting, Coloring Station, Giant Jenga, Photo Frame

  • 12:15 pm | FREE Freeze Pops | Community Stage

  • 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm | Dance Performance - M&M Dance/Empower Dance Company | Community Stage

  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm | FREE Hip Hop Class with Bella & Brianna from M&M Dance | Community Stage

  • 2:00 pm | Colonial Ice Cream Eating Contest (Registration at 1:15 pm) | Community Stage

  • 3:15 pm | Limbo Contest | Community Stage

  • 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Magic Show - SCOTT PINER | Community Stage

  • 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm | Live Music - KASHMIR | Main Stage

  • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm | Dance Performance - M&M Dance/Empower Dance Company | Community Stage

  • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Live Music - HI INFIDELITY | Main Stage

The Rullo Team wishes everyone a weekend filled with fun at Elburn Days!

Image Credit: Elburn Lions Club

Back 2 School in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

School buses will once again be filled with students throughout the Fox River Valley! That’s right! It is time to head back to school! Make sure those backpacks are packed before the first bell! Here is a list of the first day of school for all local public school districts.

Batavia Public School District 101 | 335 West Wilson Street, Batavia

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 16th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Community Unit School District 308 | 4175 Route 71, Oswego

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 16th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

East Aurora School District 131 | 417 Fifth Street, Aurora

First Day of School: Monday, August 28th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Geneva CUSD 304 | 227 North Fourth Street, Geneva

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 23rd

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Indian Prairie School District 204 | 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora

First Day of School: Thursday, August 24th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

Kaneland CUSD 302 | 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 23rd

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

School District U-46 | 355 East Chicago Street, Elgin

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 16th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

St. Charles CUSD 303 | 201 South 7th Street, St. Charles

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 23rd

2017 - 2018 District Calendar

West Aurora School District 129 | 1877 West Downer Place, Aurora

First Day of School: Wednesday, August 16th

2017 - 2018 District Calendar  


The Rullo Team hopes all Fox River Valley students have a successful and fun 2017-2018 school year!!!

Upcoming Community Events in Downtown Aurora!

by The Rullo Team

Downtown Aurora has so much to offer. With incredible dining options, unique retail stores and boutiques, fun entertainment and theatrical venues, interesting museums, and more, there is something for everyone in this beautiful, historic district. Come explore the best of downtown Aurora during August for their numerous community events. Fill up your calendar over the next couple of weeks with this fun, family-friendly events!


Date: August 4th

Time: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Explore all downtown has to offer during this “open house”. Enjoy live art at galleries around the area. Dance to live music. Check out the Outdoor Market. Grab a brew at the Gillerson’s Grubbery Beer Tent. Enjoy activites for all ages and so much more!



Date: August 4th

Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Millennium Plaza (33 South Stolp Avenue)

Come to this fun block party in downtown Aurora for incredible musical performances, live art, delicious food trucks, mini outdoor market, Kid’s area, and more. Ron Porter Trio will be performing at 6:00 pm, followed by Scott Tipping Trio at 8:00 pm.



Date: August 9th

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Millennium Plaza (33 South Stolp Avenue)

Enjoy a free summer concert for Free the Birds in the beautiful plaza.



Date: August 10th

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Aurora Regional Fire Museum (53 North Broadway) & SciTech Hands On Museum (18 West Benton Street)

The entire family will love exploring the Aurora Regional Fire Museum and SciTech Hands on Museum. Enjoy fun activities all evening long. Children are FREE with adult admission.



Date: August 12th

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Millennium Plaza (33 South Stolp Avenue)

Spend a fun afternoon with the whole family at the gazebo in the plaza. Pack a lunch and listen to the high energy reggae music of Aurora favorite’s Dabylon.



Date: August 12th

Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Stolp Avenue (between Galena and Downer)

Check out this incredible Blues and Rock & Roll music festival downtown Aurora. Dance the evening away to performances by Leland, Jake Mack & The Lesser Stags, and Windy City Rev Ups. Tickets can be bought in advance Online or in person at Leland Legends and Kiss the Sky for $5 per person. Tickets at the gate are $10 each.




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Image Credit: Aurora Downtown

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