152. Get Cooking with Herbs

Growing and Cooking with Herbs

 If you’re like me, you may occasionally fantasize about having your own herb garden à la The Barefoot Contessa at her home in the Hamptons. When I’m cooking spaghetti sauce, for example, and realize that I’m out of oregano, I dream of grabbing the garden scissors, walking outside and clipping a handful from the back yard. Then … Read more…

147. Bronco Football Pep Rally

Barrington High School

 They’ll be raising the roof at Barrington High School tomorrow night. The 15th Annual Bronco Football Pep Rally starts at 7PM and they say, “Come early, be loud, wear red and show your spirit!” Team players, cheerleaders, the Broncette Pom Squad, Spirit Band and Color Guard will all be performing to get the crowd fired … Read more…

145. Eat, Pray and Love FOOD

Eat Pray Love Special Movie Menu

 The movie version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, “Eat Pray Love” hit the big screen this month and Gold Class Cinemas at the South Barrington Arboretum is offering a special menu and cooking demonstrations based on the movie this week. In the story, the main character, played by Julia Roberts, visits Italy, India and Indonesia during … Read more…

142. Jazz Fest at L’Eiffel Bistrot

Jazz Fest at L'Eiffel Bistrot

 If you’re a fan of jazz music, it’s a great weekend to check out L’Eiffel Bistrot in South Barrington. They’re hosting Jazz Fest there with live music tonight and tomorrow night. One of the featured performances will be a session by Hot Club Du Chicago.  They’re a quartet that specializes in playing “Gypsy Jazz”, made … Read more…

140. Barrington Back to School Drive

School Supplies for Kids

 There’s an easy way to help local schools gear up for the new school year. The second annual “Back to School Drive” is underway in Barrington and they’re collecting donations of school supplies through September 3rd in two locations. They’re looking for items like large white Elmer’s Glue Sticks, #2 pencils, pencil sharpeners, spiral notebooks, looseleaf … Read more…

139. Meet The Barrington Bus Family

Pahlke Family and The Barrington

 The first day of school is one week from today, but you may have already seen the big yellow buses back out on the streets.  For the past week, the Barrington Transportation Company has been busy test driving their buses and getting drivers in gear for the new school year.  It’s a big job, but the family behind this … Read more…