153. Grab Lunch at “The Original Dog Tracks”

153.  Grab Lunch at “The Original Dog Tracks”

 What’s bright yellow, black and was born in Barrington? The Original Dog Tracks restaurant at Main and Lageschulte Streets, of course. A stone’s-throw from Barrington High School, they’re serving up Vienna Beef hotdogs and special secret recipes every day and, now that school is back in session, they’re even staying open late. Dog Tracks offers a great selection of quick and tasty treats for lunch … Read more…

152. Get Cooking with Herbs

152.  Get 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 I wake up and smell my sauce spattered stove. Maybe … Read more…

151. Toast 10 Years of “Wellness” at The Lavender Ball

151.  Toast 10 Years of “Wellness” at The Lavender Ball

 There’s a very special and highly anticipated party happening in Barrington in just two weeks.  “The Lavender Ball” at the Barrington Hills Country Club will celebrate the ten year anniversary of Wellness Place.  Over the years, Wellness Place has provided counseling, education and support to countless cancer patients and their families.  The upcoming gala is one of their biggest fundraisers of the year and a … Read more…

150. Spruce Things Up at 365Barrington.com

150.  Spruce Things Up at 365Barrington.com

 We’re on day 150 here at 365Barrington.com. Though I’m not quite half way through, somehow #150 feels like progress. While I’ve been busy keeping up with my daily posts, we’ve been working, behind the scenes, on ways to make this website more useful. Today, we’re launching our new look, for now, with new plans to add more information on this site about the state of … Read more…

149. Celebrate a Year of “HERE in Barrington”

149.  Celebrate a Year of “HERE in Barrington”

 The first week of school in Barrington has come to an end, and there’s a special celebration planned at Barrington High School tonight despite two tragic suicides in the past two weeks linked to Barrington School District 220. The student group formed last year to combat a recent trend of teen suicides in Barrington is celebrating their accomplisments with new energy and a stronger commitment … Read more…

148. Savor the Flavors with Farmer Wayne Miller

148.  Savor the Flavors with Farmer Wayne Miller

 It is a gorgeous day today!  If you want to get outside and pick up some of the freshest produce in town, stop by and see Farmer Wayne Miller at the Barrington Farmers Market this afternoon.  He and his crew have been at the Farmers Market every Thursday this summer from their farm in Coloma, Michigan. He recently struck a pose for Barrington photographer, Anthony Tortoriello. … Read more…

147. Bronco Football Pep Rally

147.  Bronco Football Pep Rally

 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 up for Barrington school sports and the new school year. … Read more…

146. Barrington Back to School Pop Quiz

146.  Barrington Back to School Pop Quiz

 Today is the first day of the new school year in Barrington for students in grades 1-12.  Your kids may be hitting the books, but how well do you know your District 220 schools trivia?  Read on to see how you score on our Barrington Back to School Pop Quiz.  1.)   The District 220 Superintendent of Schools’ name is a.)  Dr. Phil McGraw b.)  Dr. Hannibal … Read more…

145. Eat, Pray and Love FOOD

145.  Eat, Pray and Love FOOD

 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 her journey of self-discovery. Gold Class Cinema chefs put together a … Read more…

144. Grow Little Readers at Learning Trek

144. Grow Little Readers at Learning Trek

 My oldest child is about to turn two and there are a lot of things I’m still learning about being a mom. In the coming year, we have to tackle things like potty training, transitioning to a “big girl” bed and getting those shoes on the right feet.  The owner of “Learning Trek Academy” in Barrington says it’s not too early for kids her age to … Read more…

143. Youth Football Opening Day Extravaganza

143.  Youth Football Opening Day Extravaganza

 Kids are getting ready for more than just the first day of school this weekend. The Barrington Youth Football league’s “Flag Division” is celebrating the start of football season tomorrow morning with a kickoff party at Barrington High School and we’re all invited to come out for the festivities. There are about 450 kids in the Barrington Youth Football “Flag Division”. Those are the players … Read more…

142. Jazz Fest at L’Eiffel Bistrot

142.  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 popular in 1930’s France. Hot Club Du Chicago plays the music … Read more…

141. Get “Together Again” at Summer Fun Friday

141.  Get “Together Again” at Summer Fun Friday

 The Village of Barrington is closing down South Cook Street tomorrow night for the final “Summer Fun Friday” bash of the year. It’s a family block party for all of Barrington and a great chance to get together with neighbors for LIVE music, dinner and drinks. McGonigal’s Pub will be serving up some of their favorites, including corned beef sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and burgers and there … Read more…

140. Barrington Back to School Drive

140.  Barrington Back to School Drive

 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 paper, scotch tape, pens, markers and crayons. You’ll find the … Read more…

139. Meet The Barrington Bus Family

139.  Meet The Barrington Bus Family

 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 bus company knows the business inside and out. In 1942, … Read more…