122. Communicate with your Four Leggeds

122. Communicate with your Four Leggeds

 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 out to visit with Brooke to understand more about her … Read more…

120. Meet Entrepreneurs 2.0

120. Meet Entrepreneurs 2.0

 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 Area Junior Entrepreneurs (b.a.j.e.) an organization supported by the BACC … Read more…

119. Coloring Barrington

119. Coloring Barrington

 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 is orange and blue! When I touch the brick, the … Read more…

118. Bring Your Green to Sidewalk Days

118. Bring Your Green to Sidewalk Days

 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, the Ice House Mall on Applebee Street and in the … Read more…

117. Connecting Your Mind and Body

117. Connecting Your Mind and Body

 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, the owner of this wonderful little place of peace and … Read more…

116. Take a Ride on the Metra

116. Take a Ride on the Metra

 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 is located at 201 S. Spring Street and a stop … Read more…

115. TT Patton to the Rescue

115.  TT Patton to the Rescue

 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 cover for me as a guest writer here at 365Barrington.com. She … Read more…

114. FREE Charity Dog Wash at The Dog House

114. FREE Charity Dog Wash at The Dog House

 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. The event even made the list of ten things to … Read more…

113. WGN Radio Live Broadcast at McGonigal’s

113.  WGN Radio Live Broadcast at McGonigal’s

 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 event says they selected McGonigal’s as the location for their … Read more…

112. FREE Summer Concerts at Citizens Park

112.  FREE Summer Concerts at Citizens Park

 After just seeing the “Sting” concert last weekend, I’m in the mood to see more live music, picnic-style. But you don’t have to go all the way to Ravinia to see an outdoor concert. There are three more FREE concerts coming up at the Citizens Park Ampitheater right here in Barrington. The next one is tonight and it’s a performance by a popular Chicagoland band called “Thunder Road“. When “Thunder … Read more…

111. Have a Close Encounter with Baby T-Rex

111.  Have a Close Encounter with Baby T-Rex

 One of the stars of the LIVE arena spectacular, “Walking with Dinosaurs,” is making a stop in South Barrington tomorrow. Baby T-Rex will be meeting kids and other dino-fans at the Arboretum’s MEGA Gymnastics. The FREE event starts at 11AM and it’s going to be really cool! Adapted from the BBC-TV series by the same name, “Walking with Dinosaurs” features 15 life-sized dinosaurs and will … Read more…

110. Barrington Home Shoppe Tapas Tasting

110.  Barrington Home Shoppe Tapas Tasting

 I’ve always wanted to host a tapas dinner party at home, but I have yet to learn how to prepare any of my tapas favorites in my own kitchen. This week, I have found a fun way to figure that out! There’s a tapas and sangria-making demonstration and tasting taking place tomorrow night at the Barrington Home Shoppe right in the Ice House Mall. From … Read more…

109. Sanfilippo Summer Concert Series

109. Sanfilippo Summer Concert Series

 For the first time ever, the family that founded John B. Sanfilippo and Sons, Inc., the parent company of Fisher Nuts, is opening the doors of their Barrington Hills estate for a special series of summer concerts. Tickets are still available through the family’s private foundation website. There are three more concerts scheduled at the Sanfilippo Estate, also known as “Place de la Musique“, this summer.  The musicians will perform in … Read more…

108. Stroll, Market & Million Dollar Quartet

108.  Stroll, Market & Million Dollar Quartet

 There’s SO MUCH TO DO at the Arboretum of South Barrington this weekend with a “Summer Stroll” later today, Antiques Market and FREE mini-concert at Munao Plaza tomorrow at 12:30PM. The stars of Chicago’s hit musical, Million Dollar Quartet, will perform two sets LIVE tomorrow afternoon on a stage set up across from the fountain. Million Dollar Quartet tells the story of a night back in December … Read more…