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Memorial Day Weekend Events in Champaign/Urbana

by Rose Price

Memorial Day is is THIS WEEKEND! And while having a long weekend is pretty exciting, it is also important to take time this weekend to honor and celebrate our active military and veterans!

Here is a list of events Memorial Day events in Champaign/Urbana:


Take Me Fishing

When: Saturday May 28th from 9:00am-11:00am

Where: Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3433 County Road 2700 E., Penfield IL 61862

Cost: FREE!

* A fun event for all ages! Basic fishing lessons for beginners, and awards given to kids for the most fish, biggest fish, and good sport! Please remember that all fishing is catch and release.

Additional Details Here


Tour de Fruit

When: Saturday May 28th at 3:00pm

Where: Neutral Cycle: 624 S 5th Street in Champaign

Cost: FREE!

*Come explore Champaign/Urbana’s food landscape on this fun bike tour!

Additional Details Here


6th Annual Campground Memorial Day Parade

When: Sunday, May 29th at 5:00pm

Where: Middle Fork River Forest Preserve, 3433 County Road 2700 E., Penfield IL 61862

Cost: FREE!

Additional Details Here


Sounds of Sunset Concert (DR Dixie Band)

When: Sunday, May 29th from 6:00-8:00pm

Where: Turnberry Ridge Park, 910 Cobblefield Road in Champaign

Cost: FREE!

*Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair and refreshments!

Additional Details Here


A special thanks from Champaign Rose to all of those who serve our beautiful country!


As we now progress from spring into summer can you guess what that means? It’s BUYING season! If you are looking to SELL its time to get your Champaign/Urbana home ready with these great Staging Tips from the professionals at HGTV!


Open those curtains!! Instant brightness adds a lot to a showing. And if it is raining, make sure to turn on all of the lights.

Drop the dark bring out the bright colors!! Botanical colors and prints give rooms a cheerful feel. I know it was a LONG winter, so rejoice the spring weather and put away your furry winter blankets and replace with flower prints (Lavender, yellow, sage green and pale blue color are particularly nice!).

Candles are a must!! Enough said.

Clear your Counters!! Put away your toaster, coffee machine, and pretty much everything else except a nice bowl of fresh fruit. Buyers can be deterred by clutter.

Clean Clean Clean….and then clean a little more! Get your scrub brush out because it is time to get your home looking squeaky clean. A home that sparkles and is decluttered portrays a home as airy and spacious.

And don’t forget to Clean your Floors and Walls!! A bucket of warm water with a few drops of mild soap and a sponge goes a long way and will clean off most wall marks and if you have some extra bad marks, grab a magic eraser cleaning pad.

Landscape!! Make the most of curb appeal! It might be time to invest in a landscaper, as a pristine yard goes a long way with potential buyers.


For more STAGING resources give us a call!


If you're interested in Buying, Selling or Investing in the Champaign community, give Champaign Rose a call or visit our website at:

Champaign Farmers Market Now Open for the Season!

by Rose Price

The Land Connection Champaign Farmers Market is BACK!

Every Tuesday afternoon from 4:00-7:00pm from now thru October you can shop a wide selection of delicious, fresh produce right here in Champaign ...and all while supporting LOCAL farmers!!

Farm Fresh recipe cards are back this year! For those unfamiliar with this, these recipe cards highlight the vegetable, the benefits of eating local, as well as nutritional facts. So don’t forget to pick up your card each week at the market!


Date: Every Tuesday from May thru October

Time: 4:00-7:00pm

Location: Parking Lot M off Neil St. between Washington and Main (310-330 N. Neil) in Champaign


Where’s Eggwardo?

Mr. Aubergine is excited for a new market season and has been visiting some of his favorite downtown Champaign spots. You have until THIS TUESDAY the 17TH to visit the below downtown Champaign businesses and look for Eggwardo Aubergine! If you see him, grab a sticker and if you can collect 7 stickers you will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous gift basket at the market! And even better….collect all 13 stickers and you will get some great market swag!

Participating businesses:

Aroma Cafe

Pizzeria Antica

Big Grove Tavern

Cafe Kopi

Circles Boutique

Columbia Street Roastery


Jane Addams Book Shop

Orpheum Children’s Museum

Pekara Bakery & Bistro


Ten Thousand Villages

Watson’s Shack & Rail


We look forward to seeing you Tuesdays at the Market!!


If you're interested in Buying, Selling or Investing in the Champaign community, give Champaign Rose a call or visit our website at:


It’s time to celebrate Mom!

THIS SUNDAY is Mother’s Day and if you have not already made plans to celebrate your mom, don’t fret, it’s not too late! A fun and delicious brunch to thank your mom over a mimosa or a cappuccino may just be your perfect solution!

Here are some ideas of fabulous restaurants in the community to take your mom on Sunday:

Minnecis Restaurant in Champaign

Radio Maria in Champaign

JT Walker’s in Mahomet

Milo’s in Urbana

Silvercreek in Urbana

Big Grove Tavern in Champaign

Dublin O’Neils in Champaign


A big thanks to all the Mother’s in the community for everything you do!


CONGRATS to Mahomet IL, for making the list of Safest Town to Live in Illinois!


Now that we know how SAFE Mahomet, IL is, what else makes this thriving village so great? Excellent schools, a wonderful array of outdoor activities in the Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, and a fabulous Parks & Recreation Department are just a few! Click here to see available homes in this highly desirable, and SAFE, town!!

Safety and comfort are most always top priorities when choosing the best community for families to move, and we would love to help you find the perfect home in one of our safe communities. To see see all current listings please click here.

Would you like to see how you other towns ranked? Click here to see the overall rankings
If you're interested in Buying, Selling or Investing in the Champaign community, give Champaign Rose a call or visit our website at:

MOM & ME....Mother's Day in Champaign/Urbana IL!

by Rose Price

Mother's Day is one of the most important days of the year for all of us, and we want to give you an opportunity to show your Mom just how special she really is to you!

We have created a special "Mother's Day" board on our Pinterest & Facebook page just for this very special day, dedicated to MOMS! All you need to do is submit YOUR favorite photo of you and your Mom along with a short paragraph- no more than 250 words- about what makes your Mom so special. Then email it to me:

On Saturday, May 7th I will select 2 finalist, based on their submissions and award a Gift Card to each winner.  You can then use this with your Mothers toward brunch, golf, shopping or whatever the two of you would like to spend time doing together!

So get writing and find your best it into me....and make Mom the center of attention like she so greatly deserves!

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