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  1. Supporting the McHenry County Community at Fall Diddley

    We’re heading into the holiday season, which means for some, the newest electronics are top items on wish lists, but for others, nothing beats hand-crafted and homemade. Fine artists, hipsters and consumers are all embracing amazing crafting skills such as knitting, embroidery, silk-screening and much more. It’s that time of […]

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  2. The Haunted Hayride Makes Its Way Back to McHenry

    A classic way to enjoy the fall weather and Halloween season in McHenry is with the popular Wonder Lake Water Ski Show’s haunted hayride. Thrill-seekers of McHenry County are encouraged to come to the annual fundraiser where they will board a wagon and be driven over the land at Petersen […]

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  3. Watch Summer’s Green Transform Into Colorful Fall Hues in McHenry County

    The fall season in McHenry County is a treasured time for locals and visitors alike. Our apple orchards, pumpkin farms, exclusive hay rides and loads of beautiful fall-foliage sites attract a magical blend of hikers, bikers and drivers throughout the area. Typically, northern Illinois counties will notice a change in […]

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  4. Farm to Table, Farmers Markets Near Gerstad Communities

    Illinois is well known across the country for its noble agricultural heritage. McHenry, Poplar Grove and Richmond offer residents a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables and flowers as well as breads, jams, baked goods, cheeses, oils and more homemade goodies! Our local farmers markets allow Gerstad residents to […]

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  5. Fall Fun in the Orchard – Apple Orchards Surround Gerstad Communities

    From McHenry, IL to Woodstock, Richmond and even Williams Bay, WI, apple picking season is in full seasonal flair! Our communities are located in some of the most fortunate parts of the country with tons of local orchards that allow for afternoons of picking fresh apples straight from the tree. […]

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  6. Celebrate Labor Day Around McHenry

    Labor Day is a time to celebrate the unofficial end of summer with friends and family whether it’s at concerts, grilling or doing activities around town. If you’re looking for fun around the McHenry area, here are some events to consider beginning as early as Wednesday, August 29: Walworth County […]

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  7. Construction Ahead, Prepare to Stop

    When it comes to exposure and spreading the word about new homes and communities, there is no better way to observe than a community model home. With the recent road construction taking place on Lincoln Road, our model homes may appear to be off-limits. While there is a lot of […]

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  8. What is Your Outdoor Living Space Missing?

    The best thing about Illinois and Wisconsin is being able to make the most of your new home’s outdoor living spaces. Depending on the type of outdoor space you have, you may actually be able to use it all year long, and in any weather. Extending the indoors to your […]

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  9. A Hit List of Summer End Events and Festivals from McHenry to Williams Bay

    From McHenry to Richmond and Poplar Grove to Williams Bay, there are plenty of free concerts, boat parades, fairs and festivals and of course, more fireworks to take advantage of while the weather is still nice and warm. The beginning of a new school year is near and pumpkin-flavored everything […]

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  10. Tips for Your AC Unit When Beating the Illinois Heat

    Summer means longer days, vacations and backyard barbeques, but it also commonly brings the problem of a broken air conditioner.  When the outside temperatures begin to soar to dangerous levels, it’s important to concentrate on your home’s air conditioner unit. It is essential to understand how to maintain this appliance […]

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