27. Barrington Area Swim Clubs to Host Pre-release Screening of “Touch the Wall” Swimming Documentary

 If you’re looking for something special to do in Barrington this weekend, The Barrington Swim Club and the Barrington Area Masters swim club are hosting a pre-release screening of the swimming documentary, Touch the Wall, the story of two women and their their journey to swimming’s highest stage – the 2012 London Olympics. You can see the film at the … Read more…

26. Kindergarten & Preschool Open House at Saint Anne Parish School

 Saint Anne Parish School is hosting a Kindergarten and Preschool Open House from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28th. See the classrooms, meet the teachers and learn more about the great early childhood programs that Saint Anne’s has to offer to your family. From full and half-day Kindergarten and Preschool to flexible and affordable before and after school … Read more…

25. Math & Literacy the Focus of Next Barrington 220 Parent University

 If you haven’t signed up for Barrington 220’s latest Parent University session on math and literacy in our schools, that’s ok.  You’re still welcome to come out to tonight’s presentation for a wealth of information that will help you reinforce at home what your kids are learning in the classroom. Tonight’s Parent University is one of three remaining Parent University … Read more…

24. VIDEO: Runners Unite for Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure

 It was a frosty and fun morning at Citizens Park on Sunday for Smart Farm’s 2015 Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe 5K Adventure.  Participants bundled up and braved the cold, but were all smiles as they raced from the start to the finish line. With kids’ activities, snacks and visits with the Frozen Zucchini himself, organizers say this year’s event was a … Read more…

23. Make a STRIKE to Support Good Shepherd Hospital at the Family Fun Bowl

 Make a STRIKE to support Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at the Family Fun Bowl coming up at Pinstripes in South Barrington on January 31st.  The event is fun for all ages and will support Women and Infant Services at Good Shepherd. The Family Fun Bowl lasts from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pinstripes at the Arboretum of South Barrington (100 … Read more…

22. Meet USS Illinois Captain Jesse Porter at Barrington Commissioning Committee Event

 The Barrington community has a big part to play in the commissioning of the second U.S. Navy ship in history to be named “USS Illinois”. Three Barrington residents are serving on a committee that will spend much of 2015 raising funds to support the submarine’s commissioning. They’re kicking things off with a special event in Barrington on February 5th where … Read more…

21. Chamber of Commerce Seeking 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award Nominations

 Nominations are now open to all women in the Barrington region for the 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award, to be presented by the Women’s Biz Net Council (WBN) of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC). The 2015 ATHENA will be presented at the WBN ATHENA luncheon on Thursday, May 28 at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.   All … Read more…

20. Menu Monday: Frantonio’s Magnifico Sub Sandwich

 It’s Menu Monday and time for this week’s look at a delicious menu item found at a Barrington area restaurant.  Today, I’m dreaming of an amazing sandwich you can only find at Barrington’s own Frantonio’s Italian Deli, Café & Catering.  The 20+ year-old deli owned by Franco and Patti Bruno is tucked away on the east side of Route 14 between … Read more…

19. Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure

 Break out your snowshoes!  Smart Farm’s 5th annual Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure is coming up this Sunday, Janaury 25th at Citizens Park in Barrington and the weather forecast is calling for… SNOW! No experience is necessary to take part in this fun family tradition from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road, in Barrington.  … Read more…

18.110th Annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove

 The Norge Ski Jump tournament is one of the area’s most popular winter sporting events and the 110th annual competition is coming up on Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th in Fox River Grove. The event is exciting, fun for the whole family and admission is FREE for children age 12 and under. Ski jumpers from around the world … Read more…