88. Pepper Family Hospice Open House

88.  Pepper Family Hospice Open House

The new Pepper Family Hospice Home and Center for Care is celebrating their opening by inviting the community to tour the new facility today. Photo Courtesy of Barrington Resident, Bob Lee There’s a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication ceremony today at 12:30 followed by tours of the home and gardens from 1 – 4PM. The 42,000-square-foot … Read more…

87. Horse Trials by Day, Ron Hawking by Night

87.  Horse Trials by Day, Ron Hawking by Night

The Horse Trials are underway in Barrington Hills this weekend. About 300 upper-level riders from around the country are competing with their beautiful horses today and tomorrow at the Barrington Countryside Park District Riding Center. These experienced competitors will be jumping larger obstacles, including a challenging water complex this weekend. The popular celebrity course walk … Read more…

85. Detox at Acacia Organics

85.  Detox at Acacia Organics

Acacia Organics in Barrington is celebrating its one year anniversary this week.  The shop owners say that their first year in business has been a successful one and they’ve learned that a there’s a big market in Barrington for safe skin care and other household products. Next time you stop by Acacia Organics, be sure to … Read more…

84. Meet Amazing Gracie

84.  Meet Amazing Gracie

Children give us so much.  Mouths to feed, minds to read and messes to clean up.  But mostly, they give us new reasons.  Reasons to get up, work hard, be happy and be better.  Their inspiring little eyes can be the most powerful motivators and, sometimes, they teach us more than we teach them.  Like many good stories, … Read more…

83. BHS Alumni Performance Sneak Peek

83.  BHS Alumni Performance Sneak Peek

Have you heard the buzz about the big Performing Arts reunion and “Musical Revue” coming up at Barrington High School?  They’ve recently written about it in the Barrington Courier and the Daily Herald and this performance is shaping up to be one truly rare affair!  There are some big-name performers returning to Barrington the weekend of July 9th and the … Read more…

82. Good Karma at Cook Street Coffee

82.  Good Karma at Cook Street Coffee

Our favorite “hometown coffee shop” is celebrating its first anniversary this week with daily prizes and an awesome new menu item. Cook Street Coffee opened for business on June 25th, 2009 and they’re starting their week-long celebration today. The coffee shop is holding daily raffles all week. You’ll get one raffle ticket for each drink … Read more…

79. Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie

79.  Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie

It’s Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie in Barrington! The first 500 people who come into Tropical Smoothie in Barrington today WEARING FLIP FLOPS will receive a free 24-ounce “Jetty Punch” smoothie. “Jetty Punch” is a strawberry-banana flavored smoothie and they typically cost $4.80. While you’re at Tropical Smoothie today, they’l also ask for a … Read more…

78. Farmers Market 4-1-1

78.  Farmers Market 4-1-1

The official first day of summer is just days away and today marks the return of a favorite summer activitiy in downtown Barrington. The Barrington Farmers Market is back in action for their tenth season starting this afternoon. Back in 2000, a group of neighbors from the Barrington Village got together and decided to start … Read more…

77. Read to Rover

77.  Read to Rover

They’re loyal. They’re furry. And they’re really good listeners! Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they can also be a kid’s best audience. The Barrington Area Library is hosting “Read to Rover” nights at the library to help boost the confidence of new readers. You can sign your child up to read to dogs at … Read more…