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New Year's Eve Celebrations in St. Charles!

by The Rullo Team

The NEW YEAR is right around the corner! Ring in 2019 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!

NEW YEAR'S EVE DAY PARTY

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 am

Location: Club Arcada (105 East Main Street)

Cost: $85 per person

Don’t want to stay up late to celebrate? Come to this fun day party instead! Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, live music, champagne toast, and all your other favorite NYE things!


NEW YEAR'S EVE DINNER AND CELEBRATION

Date: Monday, 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: $55 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. Call (630) 584-2100 to reserve your spot today!


ROCK AND ROLL NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Location: Arcada Theatre (105 East Main Street)

Cost: $65 per person

Celebrate New Years with dinner and dancing. Start the evening with a delicious, premium dinner buffet. Then put on your dancing shoes while you groove to incredible music from Nicole Kestler & The Joe Valentino Prohibition Band and Hip Pockit!

COMEDY SPECIAL EVENT - LANDRY

Date: Monday, 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 Landry. The 10:30 pm show includes party favors and balloon drop at midnight!

CLUB ARCADA’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH DIVA MONTELL!

Date: Monday, December 31st

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: Club Arcada (105 East Main Street)

Cost: $175 per person

Dance the night away with Diva Montell’s “This Is It” Dance Band! Enjoy a premium buffet, open bar, and champagne toast at midnight!

DANCE IN THE NEW YEAR

Date: Monday, December 31st

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!   

We Wish You And Yours Happy Holidays!

by The Rullo Team

The Fox River Valley has become a beautiful winter wonderland. With crisp white snow and sparkling Christmas lights, our communities truly look magical this time of year. We love living in the Fox River Valley and helping clients discover why this is such a great area to call home.



The Rullo Team would like to say THANK YOU to all of the clients that we have had the pleasure of working with this year and in the past!



We hope that all families in the Fox River Valley have a very happy and healthy holiday season. We wish you lots of fun and warmth as you celebrate Christmas in your Fox River Valley home. 

 


If you are new to the Fox River Valley this holiday season, we would love to take the opportunity to help you learn more about the area and assist you with any of your future real estate needs. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home in the area, please contact us today so we can help you reach all your real estate goals in the new year.



Our team wishes you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Pet Safety Tips For A Happy Holiday Season!

by The Rullo Team

Ensure a happy holiday season for the furriest member of your family......your pet! During this time of year, our homes are filled with many new things that peak their curiosity. Their curiosity can cause damage to holiday decor or, and more importantly, be hazardous for our beloved pets! Keep your furry friend happy and healthy during the holidays by following these easy tips for pet safety!


 

  • Although we want to treat our pets during the holidays, avoid sharing table scrapes with them. There are many foods on our holiday plates that are toxic for them, such as chocolate, raisins, garlic, and onions. Keep them away from tables and garbage that might contain bones or plastic utensils. These items can be hazardous if swallowed. 
  • Alcohol can have incredibly serious effects on the the health of your pet. Keep all adult beverages far away from your furry friend. 
  • Candles are a beautiful part of the holiday season but they can very easily be knocked over by your pet. Opt for flameless candles so you can still keep the ambiance you desire. 
  • Cables seem like a delicious new chew toy to some pets but this can lead to electric shock to your animal. Hide any cables and/or use citronella infused covers to deter chewing. 
  • Poinsettas are a beautiful holiday plant but their leaves are incredibly toxic to animals. Avoid any health disasters by opting for silk plants or sprinkle pepper on the leaves to deter your pets from eating them.
  • Cats and dogs are invariably intrigued by the new tree in the house. Keep them away by using household ground white pepper or another natural deterrent around the lower branches and tree skirt. Avoid using ornaments made out of edible materials as they become far to inticing for your curious pet. 
  • Always have a responsible family member keep an eye on your pet during gatherings. This will ensure that your pet isn't stealing food from the table, getting into mischeif, or accidently getting outside. 
  • During large gatherings, find a quiet room that you can keep your pet in. Just make sure to provide them with lots of toys and treats to distract them. This gives you a break from having to watch them while you entertain and more importantly gives them a peaceful spot away from the hustle and bustle (which causes anxiety in some animals).

 


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Mark Your Calendars for Holiday Homecoming!

by The Rullo Team

Kick off the start of the holiday season at the Fox River Valley’s favorite festive celebration: Holiday Homecoming!!! Head to beautiful downtown St. Charles on Friday, November 23rd and Saturday, November 24th for a jolly good time. The weekend is filled with tons of family-friendly activities. The best part…..it is all FREE! Enjoy carols, seasonal treats, sleigh rides, and more with family, friends, and neighbors just in time for the holidays.


Friday, November 23rd: Be there for the Lighting of the Lights! Our very own Mayor Ray Rogina will help light up 1st Street Plaza. As the plaza becomes illuminated in festive splendor, enjoy an appearance by Santa and holiday carols starting at 5:00 pm.

 

Saturday, November 24th: Enjoy a full day of holiday cheer in downtown St. Charles. Head to the Arcada Theatre (105 East Main Street) for a special screening of the holiday classic Home Alone at 10:00 am, with doors opening at 9:00 am. Take a Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride on 1st Street from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. Tell Santa what you want for Christmas by visiting Santa’s House in the plaza between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Check out the spectacular Live Holiday Window Displays on Main and 1st Streets from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Finish the day by enjoying the always incredible Electric Christmas Parade on Main Street (between 6th Street & 4th Avenue), starting at 5:30 pm.



The Rullo Team wishes you a jolly good time at this year’s Holiday Homecoming in downtown St. Charles!



Image Credit: City of St. Charles

 

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!  

 

Find the Perfect Pumpkins in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

Autumn in the Fox River Valley is our favorite time of year! The cool sunny days, the crisp air, stunning colors of leaves, cozy sweaters, and the buzz of energy as we head into the end of the year are all some of the best aspects of the season. One of our other favorite fall things…...PUMPKINS. Find the perfect pumpkin to decorate your Fox River Valley home or to create a delicious pumpkin pie at our area’s best Pumpkin Patches.

Windy Acres

Address: 37W446 Fabyan Parkway

Geneva, IL 60134

Phone: 630-232-6429

Fax: 630-232-6459

Website: Windy Acres

Email: windyacresfarmstand@gmail.com

 

Kuipers Family Farm

Address: 1N318 Watson Road

Maple Park, IL 60151

Phone: 815-827-5200

Fax: 815-827-4100

Website: Kuipers Family Farm

Norton's Produce

Address: 39W369 Illinois Highway 64

Saint Charles, IL 60175

Phone: 630-377-8118

Website: Norton's Produce

Email: info@nortonsproduce.com

 

Sonny Acres Farm

Address: 29W310 North Avenue

West Chicago, IL 60185

Phone: 630-231-3859

Website: Sonny Acres Farm

 

Abbey Farms

Address: 2855 Hart Road

Aurora IL, 60502

Phone: 630-966-7775

Website: Abbey Farms

 

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Independence Day Celebrations in the Fox Valley!

by The Rullo Team

Celebrate our nation’s independence in the beautiful Fox Valley! Independence Day is almost here! Show off your patriotic pride at one of the many family-fun community events planned throughout our area this Fourth of July!  

 

AURORA

Fourth of July Parade

When: Wednesday, July 4th | 10:00 am

Where: Downtown Aurora (Begins at Benton, Ends on River Street)

Cost: FREE!

Find the perfect spot along the route for this great annual parade.

Fourth of July Celebration

When: Wednesday, July 4th | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: McCullough Park (Illinois Avenue and Lake Street) & RiverEdge Park (360 North Broadway Avenue)

Cost: FREE!

Start at McCullough Park for some fun inflatables and music to get you dancing. Then, get in the patriotic spirit by listening American classics performed by the Aurora American Legion Band and the Fox Valley Orchestra at RiverEdge Park.  At 9:35 pm, enjoy a spectacular fireworks display.

ST. CHARLES

July 4th Celebration

When: Wednesday, July 4th | 6:00 pm

Where: Pottawatomie Park (8 North Avenue)

Cost: FREE!

Dance the evening away at a free concert by the band Shout Out as they perform a wide variety of favorite tunes. Bring a blanket down to Pottawatomie Park to take in the fireworks after the concert.

OSWEGO

Independence Day Fireworks

When: Wednesday, July 4th | 9:00 pm

Where: Prairie Point Community Park (4120 Plainfield Road)

Cost: FREE!

Enjoy the fireworks show from your favorite spot in the park.

BATAVIA

4th of July Sky Concert

When: Wednesday, July 4th | 5:00 pm

Where: Engstrom Park (326 Millview Drive)

Cost: FREE!

Enjoy Batavia’s spectacular annual “Sky Concert”! Dine on delicious food beginning at 5:00 pm. Dance to your favorite hits during a concert by Orange Star at 6:00 pm. The Batavia Community Band will be performing patriotic music and American classics at 8:15 pm. Fireworks begin at 9:30 pm.


 

The Rullo Team wishes you and your family a very happy and safe Independence Day!


 

Father's Day Events in the Fox River Valley!

by The Rullo Team

Father's Day is here! Celebrate that special man in your life by showing in an unforgettable Father's Day in the beautiful Fox River Valley. Treat dad to some recreational fun, a delicious meal, and more this weekend to show him how much you appreciate all he does for you and your family!

Farewell Lobster Fly-In

Date: Saturday, June 16th

Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: Old Kane County Courthouse (100 South 3rd Street, Geneva)

Have the ultimate Father’s Day feast by getting delicious live or steamed Maine lobster, gulf shrimp, and more at this favorite annual event. Place your order HERE! This is the last year of this favorite annual event so do not miss it!

Father's Day Mini Golf

Date: Sunday, June 17th

Time: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location: Stone Creek Miniature Golf Course (101 North Street, Geneva)

Hit the little links with dad at this fun, challenging 18 hole river-themed mini golf course. Dad gets to play for free!

Father's Day Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, June 17th

Time: 10:00 am

Location: Clark Island Recreational Area (401 South River Street, Batavia)

Throw your line with dad during this morning of fishing fun. It is free admission for the whole family!

 

The Rullo Team wishes all the dads throughout the Fox River Valley a very happy Father's Day!!!

 

Honor our nation's active military members and veterans this Memorial Day weekend! Although this long weekend has come to symbolize the unofficial beginning of summer, it is important that we remember the reason for the holiday! Be sure thank our nation’s brave veterans that served to keep us safe and protect the freedoms that we all hold so dear this Memorial Day. Honor and celebrate the men and women of the United States armed forces by attending these fantastic Memorial Day events being held throughout the Fox River Valley!

 

UMCG Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast

Date: Monday, May 28th

Time: 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: United Methodist Church of Geneva (211 Hamilton Street, Geneva)

 

Elgin Memorial Day Programs

Date: Monday, May 28th

Times: 8:45 am | 9:15 am | 9:45 am | 11:00 am

Location: Mount Hope Cemetery (1001 Villa Street) | Lakewood Memorial Park (30W730 US 20) | Elgin Veterans Memorial Park (274 North Grove Avenue) | Bluff City Cemetery (945 Bluff City Boulevard)

 

Geneva Memorial Day Parade & Cemetery Service

Date: Monday, May 28th

Time: 10:00 am

Locations: Parade - Downtown Geneva (3rd Street to West Side Cemetery) | Cemetery Service - West Side Cemetery

 

St. Charles Memorial Day Celebration

Date: Monday, May 28th

Time: 10:00 am

Locations: Parade - Downtown St. Charles (Main Street to Riverwalk Freedom Shrine) | Memorial Service - Riverwalk Freedom Shrine

 

Batavia Memorial Day Ceremony

Date: Monday, May 28th

Time: 10:00 am

Locations: Batavia VFW Overseas Post 1197 (645 South River Street)

 

Aurora Memorial Day Parade

Date: Monday, May 28th

Time: 12:00 pm

Location: Downtown Aurora (Benton Street to River Street)


The Rullo Team extends a sincere THANK YOU to all United States veterans. We wish everyone in the Fox River Valley a Happy & Safe Memorial Day!

 

Treat Mom this Mother's Day!

by The Rullo Team

Mother's Day is right around the corner. Make sure to give this extra special woman in your life an extra special day! Show her how much you appreciate all she does for you by taking her out for a delicious brunch at one of your favorite spots in the Fox River Valley. Check out our recommendations for fantastic Mother's Day brunches throughout our area. Be sure to make reservations today because spots will fill up fast!


Hotel Baker

  • Address: 100 West Main Street, St. Charles

  • Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

  • Cost: $55 per adult | $27 per child (ages 4-12) | FREE for children 3 & under

  • Reservations: (630) 584-2100

 

Wildwood Restaurant

  • Address: 477 South Third Street, Geneva

  • Time: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

  • Cost: $50 per adult | $25 per child (ages 5-11) | FREE for children under 5

  • Reservations: (630) 377-8325

 

Pheasant Run Resort

  • Address: 4050 East Main Street, St. Charles

  • Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

  • Cost: $42.95 per adult | $36.95 per senior (ages 65+) | $19.95 per child (ages 5-12) | FREE for children 4 & under

  • Reservations: (630) 584-6300

 

Lincoln Inn Banquets

  • Address: 1345 South Batavia Avenue, Batavia

  • Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • Cost: $27.95 per adult | $14.95 per child (ages 5-11) | FREE for children under 5

  • Reservations: (630) 879-7147

 

Niche Restaurant

  • Address: 14 South Third Street, Geneva

  • Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Cost: $48 per adult | $24 per child (under 12)

  • Reservations: (630) 262-1000

 

The Oscar Swan Country Inn

  • Address: 1800 West State Street, Geneva

  • Time: 11:30 am OR 2:30 pm (2 seatings)

  • Cost: $49 per adult | $20 per child (under 8) | FREE for children under 2

  • Reservations: (630) 232-0173

 

 

The Rullo Team wishes all the Fox River Valley Moms a Very Happy Mother's Day!!!

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