Tour Barrington’s Only Blue Ribbon Middle School at Saint Anne Open House

Tour Barrington’s Only Blue Ribbon Middle School at Saint Anne Open House

 Saint Anne Parish Middle School is proud to be an integral part of a two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence 2016 & 2006. Our middle level students experience an environment that supports today’s young adults as they meet their world’s challenges. All are welcome to come and experience the Blue Ribbon difference at an Open House for all grades on Sunday, January 29th, … Read more…

NoonDaily | A Quick Trip Around Town

NoonDaily | A Quick Trip Around Town

 For today’s NoonDaily Update, we’re taking you on a quick trip around town with updates from Barrington area restaurants and businesses, including favorite menu items, home decor & fashion inspiration PLUS a new kids’ yoga class that starts today! Come along and check it out… Can you match the photos with their captions below? 1. Savory Salads | Did you know we make our Caesar … Read more…

Community Rallies Behind Barrington Family After Boy Dies in Weekend Bike Accident

Community Rallies Behind Barrington Family After Boy Dies in Weekend Bike Accident

 The Barrington community is stepping up to lift a local family coping with the sudden loss of their 12-year-old son and brother. Station Middle School 7th grader Johnathan “Jak” Kallas died Saturday after suffering a head injury while biking with friends near Citizens Park. Donations to a GoFundMe page created Monday by Jak’s father Kevin reached nearly $25,000 in the first 12 hours with close to … Read more…

Birds of Barrington with Wendy Paulson | American Tree Sparrow

Birds of Barrington with Wendy Paulson | American Tree Sparrow

 Recent spells of arctic weather have left many of our natural areas seemingly bereft of birdlife. Except for a crow here and a red-tailed hawk there, it appeared that most birds in the Barrington area had either flown away or were hanging around bird feeders. But there is one songbird species that I have consistently encountered, even on walks on sub-0º days: the American tree … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Hot Chocolate Bar

Cooking with Heinen’s | Hot Chocolate Bar

 It’s been cold outside here in the Midwest! The temperatures and wintry weather may be keeping us cooped up indoors, but there’s no better reason to curl up in front of the fire or snuggle on the couch watching a movie marathon. I’m guilty of Netflix binging this weekend.  I’m all caught up on The Crown and ready for season two. Staying inside is even better with a cup of … Read more…

NoonDaily | New Year’s Snapshots from Around Barrington

NoonDaily | New Year’s Snapshots from Around Barrington

 The kids are back in school – OH YEAH! We had a great break, but boy was it long, wasn’t it? It feels good to be back to work and sharing today’s NoonDaily Update featuring snapshots taken by community photographers at home, at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and at historic locations around Barrington. Can you match the photos with their captions below? 1. Catlow Theater … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Fresh Start Smoothie Bowls

Cooking with Heinen’s | Fresh Start Smoothie Bowls

 It’s January and that means everyone gets to reboot, do it over and start again. All the scrumptious snacks and multiple meals washed down by holiday cocktails and finished with rich desserts can be forgotten by new resolutions. Oh, if only that were true. At my Mom’s house for Christmas she had a table set up in the dining room that was solely dedicated to dessert selections. I am … Read more…

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2017!

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2017!

 Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital finally got their first baby of the new year! Proud parents Tracy and Jack Covarrubias from Crystal Lake, IL welcomed their first child, Ava Lori, a baby girl at 10:08 a.m. on January 2nd. Ava Lori, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 19.5 inches long, was delivered by cesarean section. The delivering physician was obstetrician Dr. Kathleen Salus. Welcome to the … Read more…

NoonDaily | ABC7 News Features Barrington’s Chimney Cakes, Champagne Cocktails & the Last Winter Scenes of 2016

NoonDaily | ABC7 News Features Barrington’s Chimney Cakes, Champagne Cocktails & the Last Winter Scenes of 2016

 ABC7 Chicago News’ report on the Heart of Europe Cafe’s chimney cakes, champagne cocktails to celebrate the new year, a sweet Barrington play-date plus winter scenes from around town take the spotlight in the last NoonDaily Update of the year. Thanks for sharing your photos for our updates and can’t wait to see what’s in store at #NoonDaily in 2017! Can you match the photos … Read more…

NoonDaily | Final Scenes from Christmas in Barrington

NoonDaily | Final Scenes from Christmas in Barrington

 With the new year nearly here, we’re taking one last look back at the 2016 Christmas holiday in pictures with images captured by community photographers around town in today’s NoonDaily Update. Can you match the photos with their captions below? 1. Rusty Hernandez | Elf on a Bumper spotted in town… 2. 365Barrington | Winter dance recital at Barrington Dance Academy… 3. Embracing Grace Photograpy … Read more…

Holidays with Heinen’s | Fruit & Herb Infused Champagne Cocktails

Holidays with Heinen’s | Fruit & Herb Infused Champagne Cocktails

 Well that’s a wrap on Christmas 2016, but there’s still more celebrating to do! New Year’s Eve is days away and sparkling wines will play a starring role in this week’s holiday cocktails. We have so much to be thankful for and many reasons to celebrate. This year we’ll be toasting with champagne cocktails infused with fresh herbs and fruit from Heinen’s produce department. Grapefruit … Read more…

Barrington Park District Shares Letters to Santa

Barrington Park District Shares Letters to Santa

 There’s nothing quite like the excitement lighting up little faces as they awaken to Santa’s surprises on Christmas morning. Our three kids are starting to ask questions about how Santa’s job is even possible, making me wonder if next Christmas will be a different experience. But their innocence, belief and sheer joy on December 25th sure make the holiday hustle and bustle worthwhile. Here’s a … Read more…

Cooking with Heinen’s | Impressive & Easy Holiday Appetizers

Cooking with Heinen’s |  Impressive & Easy Holiday Appetizers

 We’re almost there!  Christmas is days away. Decorations are up and lists are made.  Maybe this year I will remember where I hid all the presents.  One year I didn’t find a gift until April…Yikes! Now that we are in the full entertaining season I’m always looking for a new (easy) recipe to impress friends and family. Are you looking for a simple “go to” … Read more…