91. Brat Tent = Beer, Bands and Fun for Kids

91.  Brat Tent = Beer, Bands and Fun for Kids

 The 2010 Brat Tent officially opens today, kicking off Barrington’s 2010 Fourth of July festivities.  There’s a full schedule of July Fourth fun taking place this week in downtown Barrington and we’re going to be sharing the details daily here at 365Barrington.com The party starts tonight! The Brat Tent will be open from 5 to 11:30PM at the North Metra commuter lot at Spring Street.  Here’s the line … Read more…

90. “Vampire” Menu at Gold Class Cinemas

90.  “Vampire” Menu at Gold Class Cinemas

 Fans of the “Twilight” vampire saga will be lining up tonight at midnight outside Barrington theaters for the release of the latest movie in the series, “Eclipse”. It’s the third book in the sequence in which 18-year-old Bella Swan realizes she loves vampire, Edward Cullen more than werewolf, Jacob Black and helps defeat an “army” of newborn vampires hunting people in Seattle.  Sounds crazy, I … Read more…

89. Catch Your Breath Before a Busy Month

89.  Catch Your Breath Before a Busy Month

 Happy Monday!  The next few weeks are going to be super busy here at 365Barrington.com because there are SO MANY upcoming things to do in Barrington!  I’ve been organizing my files about all of the Fourth of July-related fun and other summer activities.  Let me just say that, if you haven’t filled out your calendar for July yet, you could probably plan something for every … Read more…

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 facility in a lovely 6.7 acre park-like setting features 16 … 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 will take place today and there will be food and … Read more…

86. Sign Up for Summer GLEE Camp

86.  Sign Up for Summer GLEE Camp

 Ever since the show, Glee, debuted on Fox a year ago, the idea of being in a high school choir has taken on a whole new meaning. Gone are the days of stiff, tuxedo-clad kids singing in unison. Today’s version of the “Glee Club” is hipper, cooler and a whole lot more fun. And that’s the motivation behind a new summer program being offered by … 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 ask the owners any questions you have about the safety … 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, this one begins with a great mom. Her name is … 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 show’s alumni cast and crew have been hard at work rehearsing for … 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 you order this week and will be eligible to win … Read more…

80. Lake Barrington Field House Summer Festival

80.  Lake Barrington Field House Summer Festival

 A weekend packed with summer fun and World Cup-themed soccer is planned at the Lake Barrington Field House today and tomorrow. They’re throwing a huge Summer Kickoff Festival to celebrate Father’s Day, the first day of summer and the first annual “Chicago Youth World Cup” tournament. The festival runs from 8AM until Midnight today and from 8AM until 5PM tomorrow outside in front of the … 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 $1.00 donation to go to Camp Sunshine. That’s a national … 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 the tradition of Thursday farmers markets in downtown Barrington during … 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 the library on Wednesday night’s from 7 until 8PM through … Read more…