Virtually tour the Sanfilippo family estate by flipping through this week’s pages of Barrington Suburban Life. Contributing photographer Jeff Krage accompanied area residents as they embarked on a three-hour guided tour of the antique-filled home.  You’ll find that story plus many more when you turn the cover page on this week’s issue.

Barrington Suburban Life - April 17, 2014

Barrington Suburban Life – April 17, 2014

Here are more of the stories you’ll find in this week paper, according to Barrington Suburban Life reporter, Tarah Thorne…

Psychologist talks adolescent sexting
After a recent sexting case surface at Barrington’s Station Middle School, Dr. Cheryl Borst of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital is speaking out about how social media and peer pressure can lead to inappropriate texts. Plus, Barrington Police and school officials lend some tips to avoid trouble.

Village trustees talk fire services
A recent fire less than two blocks from village boundaries, on 1000 block of South Grove Avenue, has sparked the attention of Barrington board members. Why was the Barrington Fire Department not called to assist the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District? Check out board meeting coverage in this week’s paper.

Get to know Peter Chung
This Barrington High School senior speaks out about his BHS-TV advocacy videos and plans for college. Chung is known for being president of his school’s production club and using his video skills to help local charities. Suburban Life reporter Kyle Stephans spoke with Chung about his commitment to giving back.

All sights set on Austria
Barrington-born singer and “Army wife” Caitlin Reyna is sharing her story in this week’s edition Barrington Suburban Life. Reyna would like to further pursue her opera career by attending a summer program in Austria, but has limited time to raise money.

You’ll find these stories and much more in this week’s Barrington Sububan Life.


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101. Sexting Issue is Focus of Two Community Presentations

CALL TO ACTION:  Let's Talk About Sexting
One week after a student sexting incident and resulting police investigation put Barrington Middle School Station Campus in the Chicago media spotlight, a group of concerned residents backed by several local organizations is taking action in response.  They’ve organized two presentations about the issue, featuring Dr. Nausheen Din, a Barrington physician specializing in adult, child […]

100. Quick Tips Tuesday: Weekly Advice from Local Experts

Vieve Squires at Heinen's Grocery in Barrington
We’ve made it to another post #100 of 365, so it seems like a good day to introduce something different here at It’s a new series we’re calling “Quick Tips Tuesday” where we feature weekly advice from local experts to help make life a little easier. We’re starting things off with a few tips […]

99. Historic Donation Made to Barrington 220 Educational Foundation

Post - Friends of the Barrington Area Library
The Barrington 220 school libraries will be bursting with new books and e-readers thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Barrington Library, a group that will dissolve later this year. The Friends have gifted the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation $166,090 to fund book and e-book collections, Kindle Paperwhites and summer reading programs.  […]

98. Health Beat: Procrastinators Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in your Genes

Procrastinators Can Celebrate!  Scientists Say it's In Your Genes
If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited. According to new research published in the journal Psychological Science, procrastination and impulsiveness are genetically linked, proposing […]

97. Easter Bunny Visits at the Ice House Mall

Post - Easter Bunny Visits
There are several upcoming opportunities to visit with Peter Cottontail at the Ice House Mall. For starters, bring your kids (and your cameras) to the 2014 Easter Bunny Breakfast at Chessie’s Restaurant in Barrington’s Ice House Mall this Saturday, April 12th, from 9 to 11am. During the bunny breakfast, there will be free giveaways plus […]

96. Childhood Obesity: The Health Crisis Facing Our Kids & What Parents Can Do!

Saturday, April 26th from 1 to 3 p.m. at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Our kids’ amazing pediatrician, Dr. Mary Collins is one of four local health experts who will be talking about how families can adopt healthier lifestyles to benefit our children later this month. It’s going to be a great and  program hosted by Advocate Health Care at Good Shepherd Hospital and there is no charge to […]

95. Synergy HomeCare of Barrington Celebrates Six Years of Service

Diego Uribe and Anne Adams of Synergy HomeCare of Barrington - Photographed by Liz Benedetto
For six years, Synergy HomeCare has provided home-based, non-medical services to the Barrington area and beyond. Owner Diego Uribe and his dedicated team work around the clock to ensure that Synergy’s team of highly trained caregivers delivers the very best care to their clients. As they celebrate their sixth anniversary this month, they’re taking time […]

94. Health Beat: When it Comes to Fruits and Vegetables, Volume Matters

Advocate Health Beat - When it Comes to Fruits & Veggies, Volume Matters
Does an apple a day keeps the doctor away? As it turns out, eating just one apple isn’t nearly enough. A new study suggests people who eat up to seven servings of fruit and vegetables a day can cut their risk of death by 42 percent and that vegetables may be more important than fruit […]

93. Barrington Spring Wine Walk Kicks Off New Season of Events

Village of Barrington Spring Wine Walk 2014
The Village of Barrington will celebrate spring and a new season of social events starting with their Spring Wine Walk hosted by merchants in downtown Barrington next Saturday, April 12th.  The event will last from 2 to 6 p.m. and all are invited to kick off the spring and summer merchandise shopping season while sipping […]


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