Craft lovers in Belvidere are gearing up for another exciting year of hosting Fall Diddley at the Boone County fairgrounds next weekend, only minutes away from The Trails of Dawson Creek at Poplar Grove. As one of Illinois’ largest and most beloved craft fairs, Fall Diddley will welcome more than 350 vendors this year and will draw devoted fans and crowds from all over the state.
Slated for October 11 and 12, this event is sure to be bigger and better than ever, with 20,000 people expected to be in attendance. Hours on Saturday are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is FREE and admission is $6 for attendees over 12-years-old. […]
Snow is covering the ground, which means now is the time to pull out your skis and enjoy the white wonderland that covers the ground near your McHenry new home. This weekend, March 1-2, 2013, Crystal Lake will host a cross-country candlelight ski for skiers of all ages to enjoy. This unique winter activity is a great time to enjoy a night with family and friends.
Skiers will have the opportunity to enjoy some cross-country fun both nights from 5-9 p.m. and will be held at The Hollows in Cary. Unique to this night event, trails will only be lit by candlelight. Participants are asked to bring their own skis and invited to enjoy refreshments afterwards around a campfire. Every level of skier from beginner to advanced is invited to attend this family-friendly event. […]
McHenry County new homes with mom in mind
Are you still trying to come up with the perfect Mother’s Day gift idea? Forget the flowers, chocolates and cards. This year, treat your mom to something special by designing a room in your McHenry County new homes specifically for her. After all, she continues to do so much for us; doesn’t she deserve a room devoted exclusively for her needs?
At Gerstad Builders, we can help you design the home of your mom’s dreams. Our customizable floor plans can be altered to fit her individual needs and preferences. For example, instead of using that spare bedroom for your home’s study, redesign it for mom’s craft room.
Or, instead of turning your basement into a hangout for your teenagers or a space for dad to store his tools, finish a room and turn it into a mom cave! […]
As the economy is poor and lots of "trade" people are waiting for work, it is very inviting to hire your neighbor or friend to do your home project. Homeowners think first about saving money and forget to think about what happens when possible complications occur. What happens when something goes wrong with your project and your McHenry County real estate is damaged or a person gets hurt? Does this accident fall under your homeowner's insurance policy or did your "hired help" have insurance coverage? It doesn't sound much like saving money when your end up with an insurance claim or legal problems.
A recent article on the Chicagoland Real Estate Forum addressed these concerns. The article warned that you should be aware of those dangers that lie within hiring a buddy to do work in your home. […]
Spring time brings about a lot of good stuff such as refreshing rain showers, warm weather, sunshine and variety of beautiful flowers; however, with spring also comes bugs. And, if you’re home is anything like mine, you may have seen them creeping around your McHenry County real estate lately.
It's a sunny spring day and the Boxelder bugs are coming out of my walls! Boxelder bugs are harmless to you and your home. As you spot one bug, don't be afraid to scoop it up with your hand and just toss it back outside. These bugs, while plentiful on sunny days, do not bite, sting or stink like other pesky intruders. […]