216. Barrington Animal Hospital Debuts Pamper Your Pooch Photo Contest

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 As we head into the month of August and summer break’s final stretch, we’re shining a spotlight on the canine companions in our lives with a brand new contest created by Barrington Animal Hospital to celebrate our four-legged friends. The expert vets and caregivers at Barrington Animal Hospital have lined up FOUR sweet local prizes … Read more…

215. Barrington Street Style: Erin Carter’s Bohemian, Vintage, Chic

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 This week in Barrington Street Style, I interviewed Free People stylist, Erin Carter. Erin wore an amazing Free People Clara Chambray One Piece and carried a vintage bag. Her style is blend of Free People and vintage pieces. Erin is a stylist, currently based in Chicago who grew up in Barrington. She would title her sense of style … Read more…

214. Equestrian Jake McManus Wins Bronze Medal in Special Olympics World Games

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 Barrington is cheering for Team Jake today after 19-year-old Jake McManus took the Bronze medal on his first day competing in the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles. Jake’s first event was English Equitation yesterday and he’s competing in Dressage today as we all stand-by, eagerly awaiting updates here in Barrington. Jake, who is autistic, … Read more…

212. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken

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 This weeks Heinen’s 4PM Panic recipe is one of my all-time favorites…Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken.  It’s great for a weekday with family or as a main dish for entertaining.  It’s easy but oh-so impressive.  Most cooks seem to have their four to six go-to recipes with slight variations. With our weekly menu ideas, hopefully you’ll feel … Read more…

210. Tenth Annual Children’s Dog Show at Citizen’s Park

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 Pooches from all over Barrington will be putting their best paws forward on Wednesday, July 29th during the tenth annual Children’s Dog Show at Citizens Park.  Don’t miss this rare chance to behold some of the area’s most dazzling dogs! Pre-registration is required if you’d like your pooch to take part and all participating dogs … Read more…

209. Quiet Your Mind Through Guided Meditation with Thomas Balsamo

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 Would you like to quiet your mind, reprogram negative thought patterns, plant new intentions and find peace in the moment?  SIGN ME UP!  (And sorry for screaming.) Barrington portrait photographer, Thomas Balsamo will be leading a guided meditation from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. this Monday, July 27th. Thomas just started treatments after his diagnosis of … Read more…

208. Barrington Street Style: One-of-a-Kind Fashion Designer, Dyllis Braithwaite

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 I met Dyllis Braithwaite in her home on a late summer afternoon after the rain had passed. When she opened the door wearing head to toe animal print, I knew this woman had style.  Known for her wearable art and beautiful fabrics, Dyllis allowed me to learn more about what inspires her signature looks for … Read more…

207. Ten Can’t Miss Deals at the Summer Sidewalk Sale!

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 Looking to score some good deals? Take advantage of the Village of Barrington’s annual three-day Summer Sidewalk sale through this Saturday! Many of Barrington’s Local shops are hosting great deals that you will definitely want to get your hands on! I hit the sales on opening day to share these ten CAN’T MISS deals you’ll find at … Read more…

206. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Grilled Salmon and Macho Pea Smash

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 It’s been a busy day filled with kids’ activities so our family’s dinner tonight needs to be easy. One quick stop at Heinen’s Grocery inspired a simple, healthy menu filled with the colors of summer. To help you during those times when hungry kids head to the pantry before you’ve even thought about dinner, we’re … Read more…

205. Barrington 2015 Sidewalk Sale Days Open Thursday

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 One of the most anticipated events of the summer, the Village of Barrington’s Sidewalk Sale Days, starts this week at 10 a.m. on Thursday.  With years of tradition, this annual three-day event is your chance to find incredible bargains and unique treasures from a selection of Barrington specialty shops and small businesses. Local retailers will … Read more…