Cooking with Heinen’s | Asparagus Goat Cheese Tart

It’s the first day of spring and, with the new season, I find myself looking to fill my grocery bag with anything green. I’ve been working my way through the produce section, trying to make my dishes as colorful as possible to contrast with the gray days we’ve been having. With its bight green asparagus and sunny-side-up eggs, this Asparagus ... Read more...

Barrington Junior Women’s Club Casino Royale Event Raises Funds for Scholarships, Grants & 20th Annual Safety Town Celebration

The Barrington Junior Women’s Club (BJWC) brought the glamour of Monaco’s Casino Royale to Biltmore Country Club, raising about $45,000 during their 2017 Spring Fundraiser. A portion of the proceeds will pay for improvements to Safety Town, the club’s beloved kids’ summer camp which is about to celebrate 20 years in Barrington! Over 235 guests attended Casino Royale on March 4th, ... Read more...

St. Paddy’s Day 5K & 10K at Deer Park Town Center

The Deer Park St. Paddy’s 5K & 10K is coming up on Saturday, March 18th, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The event will take place at Deer Park Town Center, 20530 N. Rand Road in Deer Park, Illinois. There will be live Irish music to get everyone in the spirit. At the finish enjoy green soda, chocolate gold coins ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Guinness Brownies for Saint Patrick’s Day

With the St Patrick’s Day coming up on Friday, decadent chocolate Guinness Brownies are on my Cooking with Heinen’s menu this week. The star ingredient in these moist, chocolaty, rich, brownies is Guinness Extra Stout beer. What is more synonymous with Saint Patrick’s Day than Guinness beer? Maybe corned beef and cabbage but, given the choice, I’m choosing the Guinness ... Read more...

Celebrate Saint Patrick at 7th Annual 3-Day Barrington Celtic Fest

Who’s ready to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, Barrington-style? The Village of Barrington is the PLACE to BE for the 7th annual Barrington Celtic Fest, which takes place in the huge heated tent on Park Avenue and at McGonigal’s Pub. The 3-day Irish fest is happening from Thursday, March 16th through Saturday, March 18th and is one of the largest St. ... Read more...

3rd Confirmed Mumps Case at Barrington High School Triggers “Outbreak Control” Protocols, Vaccine Clinic

Barrington 220 Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris notified parents late today that the Lake County Health Department (LCHD) has confirmed a third case of mumps at Barrington High School. Because of the third confirmed case, Dr. Harris says “outbreak control” protocol requires the LCHD to work with the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide a free Measles, Mumps and ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Easy Cauliflower Crust Pizza + This Week’s Contest Winner!

We’re excited to announce the first winner in our Cooking with Heinen’s Photo Contest! We’ve partnered up with Heinen’s Grocery to give away a weekly $25 Heinen’s gift card. For a chance to win, all you have do is snap and share a photo of something you’re #CookingWithHeinens this week. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between, enter ... Read more...

March’s Featured Nonprofit | Hope’s In Style Sets New Goal for 5th Annual Student Fashion Show Fundraiser

Barrington High School students planning Sunday’s 5th annual Hope’s in Style Fashion Show aim to raise $75,000 to build ten more homes in Guatemala City this summer. Featuring student stylists and models, the March 12th event could help volunteers raise enough funds to bring the total number of homes built by Hope’s In to thirty-two in the past five years. ... Read more...

Birds of Barrington with Wendy Paulson | Common Merganser

One of the pleasures of winter birding is the search for wintering waterfowl. Ducks that have bred in wetlands at more northerly latitudes fly south to swim and forage in ponds and lakes that are not covered with ice. In this relatively mild winter, local lakes lost their ice cover in mid-February, much earlier than usual. A friend who lives ... Read more...

Barrington Junior Women’s Club Announces Registration for 20th Annual Safety Town

The Barrington Junior Women’s Club (BJWC) is getting ready to celebrate the 20th year of Safety Town as they announce registration dates and details for the new season! Held in a miniature layout of a real town, Safety Town is an educational opportunity for children to learn all types of safety lessons. In 19 years, over eleven-thousand children have participated ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinens I Mardi Gras Gumbo with Shrimp + Sausage

Many years ago my Mom added a New Orleans gumbo to the daily lunch menu in her restaurant. Since then it’s been a popular dish that people line up for.  She gave me the recipe years ago but honestly (true confession), I’ve never made it.  This week I decided to give it a try. Mardi Gras is right around the corner and ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Citrus Season Inspires Recipes for Orange Upside-Down Almond Cake & Lemon Loaf with Raspberries

This week’s Cooking with Heinen’s post is my way of bidding farewell to winter. Or at least telling winter to go away! I’m done with you!! I love that citrus season is at its peak in February. It’s like a little reminder that there’s sunshine somewhere. For anyone who enjoys the sunny taste of citrus, don’t miss Heinen’s upcoming Zest Fest! ... Read more...

MS Moda Bridal Salon Celebrates Valentine’s Day Grand Opening on Cook Street

Love is definitely in the air on Cook Street with this week’s Valentine’s Day grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at Barrington’s newest bridal salon! MS Moda has just opened for business in the historic property at 209 South Cook Street. A celebrated European manufacturer of wedding gowns, MS Moda’s new downtown Barrington location is their only showroom open to ... Read more...

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