76. Outdoor Discovery School at L.L. Bean

76.  Outdoor Discovery School at L.L. Bean

 Did you know that you don’t even have to leave Barrington to embark on an kayak adventure? All you have to do is plan a trip to L.L. Bean at The Arboretum. L.L. Bean in South Barrington offers what’s called “Walk-on Adventures” and it’s part of the company’s Outdoor Discovery School. Every Saturday and Sunday through Columbus Day weekend (and Monday, July 5th), they’re offering 2-and-a-half … Read more…

FOR SALE – 316 S. Cook Street

FOR SALE – 316 S. Cook Street

 Want a home that fits right in to one of Barrington’s most historic streets but is only six years old? We’re happy to introduce you to 316 South Cook Street on the corner of Cook and Lincoln Avenue in the Barrington Village. On the outside, this home has all the character of a classic vintage Victorian. On the inside, it hums with today’s most efficient systems. Built … Read more…

75. Make a Tee Time at Makray

75.  Make a Tee Time at Makray

 We’re on day 75 here at 365Barrington.com and I think it’s about time we start talking about Barrington’s golf community. There are six golf courses in Barrington, but only one of them is a public course and that’s Makray Memorial Golf Club. Makray is a premier 18-hole championship caliber course with 7,000 yards, four sets of tees and a par of 71. It’s known for … Read more…

74. Barrington Country Garden and Antique Faire

74.  Barrington Country Garden and Antique Faire

 There is so much to be grateful for here in Barrington, but sometimes it’s easy to forget to stop and appreciate our blessings. Daily responsibilities, job stresses, changing real estate values, economic uncertainties… these things can be all-consuming and I’m as guilty as the next guy.  But there are people in our midst who are working quietly and working hard to help remind us of the bigger picture.  And there’s … Read more…

73. Welcome Home a Wounded Soldier

73.  Welcome Home a Wounded Soldier

 A 1998 Barrington High School graduate and US Army Sergeant who was recently wounded in Afghanistan is returning to Barrington today and we’re all invited to help celebrate his surprise homecoming.  Sergeant Nick Bender was injured on the morning of April 15th. He has been recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Sgt. Bender was wounded when he was returning to his Forward … Read more…

72. Head Down to the Blackhawks’ Parade

72.  Head Down to the Blackhawks’ Parade

 My husband just got to his office in the Loop and says the Barrington Metra train was PACKED this morning with people in Blackhawks jerseys heading down to the city for the Chicago Blackhawks championship tickertape parade. (Wish I had thought to ask him to take pictures – though he probably would have told me I’m nuts.) He took the 7:11 train and says it looked like … Read more…

71. Dollar Subs at Jimmy John’s!!!

71.  Dollar Subs at Jimmy John’s!!!

 Holy Totally Tuna! They’re lining up at the Jimmy John’s for lunch today in Barrington. That’s because the “World’s Greatest Gourmet Sandwich” shop is serving up dollar sub sandwiches for customer appreciation day. But you’d better hurry up. This one-day-only dollar sub opportunity only lasts until 3 this afternoon. Their #1 through #6 sandwiches plus the BLT are all only $1.00. They usually cost $4.89. … Read more…

70. Watch the Hawks Win at Wool Street

70.  Watch the Hawks Win at Wool Street

 Tonight could be the night the Chicago Blackhawks take home the Stanley Cup with game six against the Flyers in Philadelphia. Now who wants to watch history in the making alone on your couch at home? (ok, I’ve been known to do that)  But one of THE places to be to celebrate a hopeful Hawks win tonight is Wool Street Grill and Sports Bar in … Read more…

69. Dabble with YABAL Babble

69.  Dabble with YABAL Babble

 School’s out for summer, but that doesn’t have to mean giving the books a break. In fact, the summer reading season is getting into full swing at the Barrington Area Library and today a little birdie told me about the library’s YABAL Babble blog. That’s right, it’s called YABAL Babble and it’s the Barrington Area Library’s blog for young adults. So, here’s the scoop on YABAL Babble… … Read more…

68. Picture Your Own Fairy Tale

68.  Picture Your Own Fairy Tale

 One thing I’ve learned since becoming a mom is that my kids seem to grow at warp speed. They’re still babies and I love to watch them change, but I sometimes feel like it’s happening way too fast. I want to hold onto this time when they’re still so small, and I can’t think of a better way to do that than with beautiful photography. … Read more…

67. Make a Little Mischief

67.  Make a Little Mischief

 I’ve been spending a lot of time with my baby girl lately. She’s the sweetest thing, but she loves to make messes. Even after herculean efforts to keep things clean, I find new cookie crumbs around every corner. She spills milk because it’s fun. She removes her diaper at the most inopportune times. And she loves to dump small toys and puzzle pieces in a … Read more…

66. Stop at Steeplechase Antiques

66.  Stop at Steeplechase Antiques

 There’s something curiously inviting about Barrington’s Steeplechase Antiques. It’s a small shop just west of Lageschulte right on Barrington’s Main Street and it has caught my eye a million times. Maybe it’s the name. Before she moved to her Main Street location, owner Karrin DaBoll first ran her antiques business out of her Barrington Hills barn on Steeplechase Road. Maybe it’s the location. Tucked away in a nondescript space on the way … Read more…

65. Feast at Frantonio’s Italian Deli

65.  Feast at Frantonio’s Italian Deli

 Some of the best places to eat are the ones that have been made popular, not by fancy marketing or splashy signs, but by word of mouth. They serve food so tasty, it gets people talking. In fact, someone I know through Facebook recommended I write about Frantonio’s Italian Deli and Cafe here at 365Barrington.com. So I stopped by and introduced myself to the owner, … Read more…

64. Barrington Cruise Nights

64.  Barrington Cruise Nights

 CLICK HERE for 2012 Cruise Nights Schedule It’s that time of year again. Cruise nights are back on Thursdays this summer starting at 6:30 tonight in downtown Barrington. If you’ve visited this blog before, you may know that I love to include a little background music for your reading. Click the “play arrow” in the CENTER or BOTTOM LEFT CORNER of the box below before … Read more…

63. Let Your House Flag Fly

63.  Let Your House Flag Fly

 The first day of summer is right around the corner, US Flag day is coming up on June 14th and the Fourth of July is not far behind. Wow, these months really fly by, don’t they? Anyway, I was inspired today to pick up a crisp new US flag for our house.  The new one looks nice, but I’ve been stuck trying to figure out what … Read more…