Lunch Stop at Dog Tracks in Barrington, Illinois

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 ... Read more...

Growing and 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 ... Read more...

An Evening of Fundraising for Wellness Place

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 ... Read more... Before the Redesign

150. Spruce Things Up at

 We’re on day 150 here at 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 ... Read more...

HERE Fest at Barrington High School

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 ... Read more...

Wayne Miller at the Barrington Farmers Market

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 ... Read more...

Barrington High School

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 ... Read more...

First Day of the New School Year for Students in Barrington, Illinois

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. ... Read more...

Eat Pray Love Special Movie Menu

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 ... Read more...

Get Kids Reading Early 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 ... Read more...

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