81. Say Thanks to the “World’s Best Dad”

Father's Day Certificate for the World's Best Dad

 Each year on Father’s Day, I struggle to find a gift my dad will love.  In fact, I always have this problem.  Somewhere along the way, when I bought him that shoe polish kit, I realized that my dad is the hardest person for me to shop for.  I think I know the reason why. What do you … Read more…

80. Lake Barrington Field House Summer Festival

Start of Summer Festival and Chicago Youth World Cup at Lake Barrington Field House

 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 … Read more…

79. Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie

Camp Sunshine and 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

Fresh Produce at the Barrington Farmers Market

 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

Barrington Area Library's Read to Rover Program

 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…

76. Outdoor Discovery School at L.L. Bean

Walk-on Adventures at L.L. Bean in South Barrington

 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 … Read more…

FOR SALE – 316 S. Cook Street

View from the Front at 316 South 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 … Read more…

75. Make a Tee Time at Makray

Golfing at Makray in Barrington

 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 … Read more…

74. Barrington Country Garden and Antique Faire

First Lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni visits the Home of Barrington Resident Vicky Wauterlek

 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 … Read more…

73. Welcome Home a Wounded Soldier

US Army Sergeant Nick Bender's Barrington Homecoming

 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. … Read more…