120. Sneak Peek Inside Egg Harbor Café’s New Main Street Location Before Opening Day

 It’s been many months in the making, but Egg Harbor Café is finally in the midst of their move from Cook Street to their brand new Barrington Main Street location.  They’re looking forward to welcoming diners to the new and improved space which is scheduled to open at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6th! After business hours on Sunday, Egg … Read more…

119. Menu Monday: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at La Mesa Mexican Restaurant

 It’s Menu Monday and, with Cinco de Mayo coming up on Tuesday, I have La Mesa on the mind! Owner Hector Vargas says Cinco de Mayo is THE BUSIEST day of the year for La Masa. Barrington’s only Mexican restaurant, La Mesa is located at 243 W. Northwest Highway.  Hector says their top sellers year-round are burritos and tacos along … Read more…

117. Sally’s Spring Brunch for Heinen’s Sunday Supper

 When it comes to Sunday Suppers with family and friends, sometimes special weekly meals are best served early! There are Sundays when food stylist and photographer, Sally Roeckell loves to plan a special brunch for her family.  The kids enjoy an early feast and can fill up on leftovers throughout the day. With Mother’s Day coming up and graduation season … Read more…

116. Sunny & 70’s Forecast for 4th Annual Kid Fest & Kite Fly

 Don’t miss the fourth annual Kid Fest and Kite Fly at Citizens Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 2nd.  It’s FREE, it’s so much fun for the family and the forecast calls for beautiful sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-seventies! Kid Fest includes both The Barrington Kite Fly and Family Nature Fest events – two … Read more…

115. Good Vibes: Green Onions – Booker T. & the M.G.s

 Barrington’s forecast calls for sunny skies and highs in the seventies on Saturday so I think we need a little music to set the mood for sunshine.  This song brings me back to the days when I hosted a blues radio show while at the University of Illinois at WEFT 90.1 fm, the community radio station in Champaign. I hear … Read more…

114. Chicago Film Crew Takes Over Canteen Restaurant for a Day

 Did you see the Canteen Restaurant with windows covered, shrouded in black curtains and surrounded by giant film production trucks spilling out onto Lake Street Wednesday? I logged onto Facebook in the morning and people were buzzing with speculation about what was going on inside. “Rumor has it that it’s for ‘Restaurant Makeover’,” one friend shared. Another friend added, “From … Read more…

113. House Talk: the “She Shed” is the New “Man Cave”

 Over the years, we’ve seen so many neat (and unusual) features in the thousands of homes we’ve visited. Recently we were in a Barrington home with a Man Cave that would make any man jealous. It inspired us to go online and find some really cool decor ideas for a “Man Cave“, and made us wonder if there was a … Read more…

112. Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble Announces Cast of Sleeping Beauty

 The Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble (BYDE) has just announced the full casting for their upcoming performance of The Sleeping Beauty on June 12th and 13th at Barrington High School (616 W. Main Street). This year’s cast will feature BYDE company dancers Mackenzie Jaekel of Lake Zurich as Princess Aurora and Megan Clement of Barrington as Princess Florine. With a cast … Read more…

111. VIDEO: Barrington 1865 Street Festival Sights & Sounds

 It was one for the history books as hundreds of families came out to celebrate Barrington’s Sesquicentennial during the community’s 1865 Street Festival this weekend. 365BarringtonTV’s Tommy Derken created a video highlighting some of the sights and sounds of this once-in-a-lifetime Barrington event. You’ll be seeing more work from Barrington High School junior Tommy Derken in the weeks and months … Read more…

110. Health Beat: Cleaning with Bleach Increases Risk of Flu

 When germs invade the house, it’s common to reach for bleach-based cleaning products to help eliminate them, but experts say those chemicals can put children at risk for respiratory problems. European researchers found in a recent study that children who live in homes where bleach was used at least once a week had higher incidents of flu and respiratory infections. … Read more…