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Music in the Parks Throughout the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

Rock out your summer in the beautiful Fox River Valley! Grab your a blanket, pack a picnic, and bring your family to one of our area's spectacular community parks on evenings throughout the summer for some incredible live music! There are FREE concerts in the park all summer long! Check out the schedules below for all the best local concert series!

St. Charles | Summer Concerts

When: Thursdays at 7:00 pm 

Where: Lincoln Park Gazebo (Main Street between 4th & 5th Streets)

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Batavia | River Rhapsody Concert Series

When: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Where: Batavia Riverwalk

Schedule

 

Geneva | RiverPark Summer Concert Series

When: Sundays at 6:00 pm

Where: RiverPark (North River Lane & Peyton Street)

Schedule

 

 

Geneva | Concerts in the Park

When: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm

Where: River Park (151 North River Lane)

Schedule

 

Follow us on Facebook and check out our Website for other great summer time events throughout the Fox River Valley!

 


Image Credit: Park District

Our Hats Off To The Class Of 2019!

by The Rullo Team

Schools out for summer across the Fox River Valley! Before all students head off for summer vacation, it is time to celebrate all of their academic achievements....especially the Class of 2019! These students are our best and brightest and have helped to strengthen the communities that we live in. Show your support for these incredible young people at these upcoming high school graduation ceremonies!


St. Charles East High School

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 2nd | 11:30 am

Northern Illinois University Convocation Center | 1525 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb


St. Charles North High School

Commencement Ceremony

Sunday, June 2nd | 3:30 pm

Northern Illinois University Convocation Center | 1525 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb



We would also like to wish the very best to those who recently graduated from Batavia High School, Geneva Community High School, and ALL the other high schools located throughout our area!



Congratulations to the Class of 2019 on all of your achievements! The Rullo Team wishes you GOOD LUCK on all of your future endeavors!  



The school districts located throughout the Fox River Valley are some of the top ranked districts in the entire state! They are dedicated to academic excellence and provide ample opportunities for extra curricular activities. If you are interested in living within one of these amazing school districts, check out our current Homes for Sale. Give our experienced team a call today or visit our website at http://www.therulloteam.com/.

 

Update Your Front Porch For Spring Selling Success!

by The Rullo Team

Are you ready to "Spring" into the Fox River Valley housing market? With the temperatures rising and the snow melting, now is the perfect time to start enhancing your home's curb appeal so it is ready to sell. A great area to focus on is your front porch. It will help create an inviting first impression for buyers and, as an added bonus, can be utilized by you and your family as additional outdoor living space! Follow these design tips to have your front porch looking it's absolute best this spring!

1. Draw the eye from the street towards the front porch with the placement of colorful plants throughout your landscaping.

2. Ensure that your front porch is always well lit. Add 3 to 4 different sources of light. Make sure your house numbers are illuminated so buyers and guests can always easily locate your home.

3. Add potted greenery that will last throughout the growing season as well as window boxes and/or vases of seasonal flowers to your front porch for a bright, lush atmosphere.

4. Create a cozy spot to gather with seating for two and a small table. For a cozy, old-fashioned touch, hang a swinging bench.

5. Place a functional and fashionable doormat at the entrance to tie the space together and welcome guests inside.

6. Coordinate color throughout the space with your accents. Make sure that they share all the same hues and complement your home's exterior. A good way to ensure color coordination is to use your home's trim or front door color as a starting point.

7. Keep pests away and beat the summer heat and humidity with a cool breeze from an outdoor ceiling fan or well-placed upright fan.

8. Add some privacy and block the sun with outdoor curtains. Make them easy to open and close as needed and use fade-resistant fabric for longevity.

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Tips to Prep Your Home for Thanksgiving Day Guests!

by The Rullo Team

Thanksgiving is next week! If you are hosting the big feast at your Fox River Valley  home, now is the perfect time to prepare so you feel less stress as the day approaches. Along with planning out your delicious menu, get your home ready so all your guests will be comfy and happy this holiday!


1. Keep It Bright!

You know your home like the back of your hand but your guests don't. Make sure that everyone can safely navigate throughout your home no matter what time of day it is. Check that all outdoor lights are working. Add nightlights to hallways and in bedrooms and bathrooms that guests will be using.

2. Clear The Space!

Remove all unnecessary clutter to accomodate more people in your house. Store these items out of the way in closests and the basement. Make sure you have ample space on counters and tables for all of your food prep.

3. Say Welcome!

Create an amazing first impression for guests as they enter your home by focusing on the foyer. Add some welcoming touches for a festive, homey feel. At the same time, keep it functional for your guests. With the colder weather, you will need ample space for guests to place their coats, shoes, and gear.

4. Get Your Kitchen Ready!

Your kitchen will be the central hub of your home next week so make sure that it is ready to go before the cooking starts. Have all essential items easily accessible. Make it possible for guests to keep you company as you cook by creating a comfortable hang spot for them in the kitchen.

5. Feels Like Home!

If guests are spending the night, make sure that they will be as comfortable as possible. Stock up on warm bedding for them to use. Even if they aren't sleeping over, have spots throughout your home where they can relax since we all get tired after the big feast!

6. Stock Up!

Make sure that all essential items are available in your home's bathroom to account for your additional guests. Stock up on toilet paper, towels, and toiletries for them to use. Keep these items in spots that are easy for guests to locate when they are needed.



The Rullo Team wishes everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!  

 

The Rullo Team Named Top Real Estate Team in Northern Illinois!

by The Rullo Team

 

The 41st Annual Awards Banquet for RE/MAX Northern Illinois was held this past week. This annual awards banquet honored the top realtors in our region for their production in 2017. Out of the 2,300+ sales associates in the Northern Illinois region, Alex Rullo and The Rullo Team, RE/MAX All Pro in St. Charles, was ranked #15!!

 

Congratulations to Alex and The Rullo Team for this remarkable achievement!

 

Along with this recognition for 2017, The Rullo Team have consistently ranked amongst the Top 1% of Realtors Nationwide. Alex Rullo is a charter member of the RE/MAX International Hall of Fame and has won numerous accolades including the Circle of Legends Award, the Chairman’s Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award!

 

This incredible, award winning team includes Alex Rullo (Broker), Vicky Rullo (Realtor), Sandy Selander (Buyer Specialist), Adam Rullo (Buyer Specialist), Denise Huelskamp (Client Care Manager), and Kristi Capo (Special Project Manager).

 

The Rullo Team is dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of service. We offer many years of expertise and a wide variety of services to meet all of our clients real estate needs in the beautiful Fox River Valley! Work with the best team around for Buying or Selling your home. Give us a call at (630) 513-1771 or visit our website at www.therulloteam.com so we can begin helping you today!

 

Ring in the New Year in St. Charles!

by The Rullo Team

The NEW YEAR is right around the corner! Ring in 2018 in beautiful St. Charles! Celebrate New Year's Eve throughout St. Charles at one of these incredible festive events! With celebrations featuring comedians, live music, dancing, food, and more, you will start your New Year off right this weekend!

 

WILD NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION

Date: Sunday, December 31st

Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Location: Hickory Knolls Discovery Center (3795 Campton Hills Road)

Cost: $5 per child (Resident) | $8 per child (Non-Resident) | FREE for adults

Let your children celebrate the New Year with all the animals! Enjoy a toast at noon at this fun, family friendly event!

 

NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER AND CELEBRATION

Date: Sunday, December 31st

Times: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm OR 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Dinner) | 8:30 pm - 12:30 am (Celebration)

Location: Hotel Baker (100 West Main Street)

Cost: $69 per person (Dinner)

Dine on a delicious 4 course dinner menu. Follow up dinner with dancing to a DJ during the NYE Celebration in the Waterfront Room.

 

ARCADA THEATRE’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH THE DIVA MONTELL BAND!

Date: Sunday, December 31st - Monday, January 1st

Time: 7:00 pm - 1:00 am

Location: Arcada Theatre (105 East Main Street)

Cost: $69 per person (Drinks/Entertainment Package) | $110 per person (Dinner Package)

Celebrate New Years with The Diva Montell Band! Make a full night of it with a premium dinner buffet! The evening includes an open bar and champagne toast at midnight!

 

COMEDY SPECIAL EVENT - JULIAN MCCULLOUGH

Date: Sunday, December 31st

Times: 7:30 pm OR 10:30 pm

Location: Zanies Comedy Club (4051 East Main Street)

Cost: $30 per person (7:30 Show) | $40 per person (10:30 Show - includes Champagne Toast)

Laugh the night away with nationally recognized comedian Julian McCullough. The 10:00 pm show includes party favors and balloon drop at midnight!

 

CLUB ARCADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH THE JERSEY GIRL’S DANCE PARTY!

Date: Sunday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Club Arcada (105 East Main Street)

Cost: $150 per person

Dance the night away with The Jersey Girl’s Dance Party! Enjoy a premium buffet, open bar, and champagne toast at midnight!

 

DANCE IN THE NEW YEAR

Date: Sunday, December 31st - Monday, January 1st

Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am

Location: Pheasant Run Resort, (4051 East Main Street)

Cost: $75 per person

Party with your friends and neighbors at this festive celebration. Enjoy party favors, DJ, champagne toast, and balloon drop.


 

The Rullo Team wishes everyone in the Fox River Valley a Happy & Safe New Year’s Eve!   

 

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

Fox Valley Area Apple Orchards Opening for Labor Day Weekend!

by The Rullo Team

Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial end of summer. The weather in Illinois is starting to cool down and kids are returning to school. Although it is sad to have summer coming to a close, it also means that fall is just around the corner! Along with the beautiful autumnal colors and refreshingly crisp nights, one of our favorite things about fall is Apple Picking! Kick off your Labor Day Weekend by grabbing some fresh apples at one of these great local orchards!

 

Head to Kuipers Family Farm (1N318 Watson Road) in Maple Park to pick some Red Frees, Blondees, Ginger Golds, Galas, or countless other varieties of apples. Admission to the orchard is $10.00 per person and includes a ¼ peck bag of apples and a hayride. The orchard will be open this weekend from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday. The farm will also be open on Labor Day! After picking your own apples, be sure to stop by the shop and bakery for an extra special treat, such as a hand dipped caramel apple or fresh apple cider doughnut!

 

Plank Road Apple Orchard (50W737 Plank Road) in Sycamore will be opening this Saturday, September 3rd, to kick off the season. Their hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesday through Monday. There are plenty of Gala and Ginger Gold apples waiting for you to pick them!

 

Don’t let the name fool you! Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch (42W813 Reinking Road) in Hampshire has so much more than just pumpkins! Their U-Pick apples orchard opened in August. It is open daily from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Head over there this weekend to get all your apples for the delicious pie you plan on baking!

 

 

We wish you and your family a very safe and fun Labor Day Weekend!

Come Down to the Kane County Fair!

by The Rullo Team

County fairs are a great summertime tradition and there are none better than our beloved Kane County Fair and Festival! Celebrate our great Fox River Valley community and the surrounding area at the fair Wednesday, July 20th, through Sunday, July 24th. That’s 5 days filled with family fun and amusement!

 

Head on down to the Kane County Fairgrounds located at 525 South Randall Road in St. Charles for all the festivities. There is something for everyone on the Midway! Enjoy free music concerts daily at the Miller Lite Sound Stage. Dine on some classic festival food. Take a spin on some of the amusement rides or win prizes playing carnival games. Check out all of the amazing local vendors and exhibits. Children will love the Kiddy Land, petting zoo, obstacle course, and much more! For additional excitement, head over to the Grandstand to watch several different special events such as the demolition derby and bull riding!

 

 

Admission to the fair varies per day. On Wednesday and Thursday, regular admission costs $5.00 with children under 3 free. Tickets are $10.00 for regular admission over the weekend. Children under 3 are free, and children between the ages of 3 and 12 cost $5.00. For more information on ticketing as well as the fair’s schedule, CLICK HERE!

 

We cannot wait to see you this week at the 2016 Kane County Fair!!


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