July 2010

122. Communicate with your Four Leggeds

Brooke Baxter, Four Legs & A Soul
When asked if she has children, Brooke Baxter usually responds ‘yes four leggeds’.  And that’s because she has 3 horses, 3 dogs and 2 cats.  The phrase soon became the inspiration for Four Legs & A Soul started 2 years ago when Brooke moved with her husband to Barrington Hills from New York.  I went […]

121. Swim Aqualusion

Ready Set Go!
It’s been a record hot summer this year, and every time the temperature reaches toward 90° I can faintly smell chlorine. As a child I was typically one of the first at the pool, waiting with my feet in the water for the lifeguards to blow their whistles and let the swimming begin. I associate […]

120. Meet Entrepreneurs 2.0

Sidewalk Days Booth
Barrington Sidewalk Days is bustling this year!  The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) set up shop on Cook Street just outside McGonigal’s Pub passing out information and guides along with free 60010 Coupon Booklets. But they were not alone as they were surrounded by young business owners.  Today was the official launch of Barrington […]

119. Coloring Barrington

Ice House Mall
Dream #119….It’s dusty; Barrington is dustier than I remember. Not only that, but everything looks really funny–funny as in colorful.  I know I’m in Barrington though, because I’m standing outside the Ice House Mall. I’ve shopped here enough, I should know. But instead of the dulling tan brick, the building with all my favorite stores […]

118. Bring Your Green to Sidewalk Days

BACC Coupon Booklet Cover
There’s not a lot in life that comes free, not even at Barrington’s Sidewalk Days. But Barrington shoppers will find one thing for free this weekend—local businesses collecting recyclable items. Barrington Sidewalk Days, celebrating its 33rd downtown event July 29th through July 31st, features local retailers and artisans set-up along The Foundry on Route 14, […]

117. Connecting Your Mind and Body

Laura Cappelletti, Studio Owner
I have a “love/not-too-fond-of” relationship with exercise.  I love the results, but I’m not too fond of what it takes to get there.  But a couple of years ago I discovered this quaint pilates studio called Yin Yang Pilates at 5073 Shoreline Road in Lake Barrington.  I stopped in to catch up with Laura Cappelletti, […]

116. Take a Ride on the Metra

Metra Station Clock
Chicago-land is known for having 2 seasons, winter and construction.  So it’s nice to know that you can eliminate the frustration of driving in the midst of all the construction by taking the Metra.  So how convenient to have a Metra station right in Barrington which takes you right into Chicago.  The Barrington Metra station […]

115. TT Patton to the Rescue

TT Patton, The Art of Fine Writing
For me, one of the hardest things about being self-employed is knowing when to step away from work. But there are a few times each year that I devote to my family and this next week is one of them.  I’m taking time off to spend time with my peeps and I found a great person to […]

114. FREE Charity Dog Wash at The Dog House

The Dog House of Barrington Charity Dog Wash
The Dog House of Barrington is hosting their third annual FREE CHARITY DOG WASH tomorrow, July 24th, from 10AM unit 3PM. There will be rescued pets available for adoption, a professional pet photographer on hand to take portraits of your pooch and proceeds from the requested $5 donation will benefit Animal House Shelter in Huntley, Illinois. […]

113. WGN Radio Live Broadcast at McGonigal’s

WGN Radio Live Broadcast in Barrington
McGonigal’s Pub in Barrington is THE PLACE to BE for your morning coffee stop tomorrow. The Pub’s manager says the’re expecting to have people lined up at the door at the crack of dawn tomorrow to be part of WGN Radio’s LIVE morning broadcast at McGonigal’s during the latest stop on WGN’s “Hometown Voices” Tour. WGN’s coordinator for tomorrow’s […]

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