Chessie's 111 Grille Barrington High School Homecoming

183. Chessie’s 111 Grille Homecoming Weekend Party

 The countdown to Barrington’s Homecoming Weekend has begun! Be sure to check back tomorrow because I’ll have the full rundown of events planned for parade and game day this Saturday. But I wanted to be sure to let you know about a huge Homecoming party happening all day Saturday and hosted by two BHS grads who own Chessie’s 111 Grille ... Read more...

Mystery Photo Contest at

182. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 I’m feeling good on this “Guess Where Wednesday” because it’s day 182 here at  And that means, as of this week, I’m half-way to day 365!  O.M.G.  I don’t know whether I should cheer :), cry 🙁 or quit ;).  Now to our new mystery photo.  I think I’ve been making things too easy so I’m trying really hard to trick you ... Read more...

Breaking Boards at Tiger Martial Arts

181. Learn to Break a Board at Tiger Martial Arts

 Did you know you can learn the techniques to break a board, Karate-style, in just fifteen minutes?  That’s what the owner of Tiger Martial Arts in Barrington plans to demonstrate at his studio this weekend.  Master David Garrison says it looks impressive, but it’s not hard. And he says the techniques he teaches could help save your life, “If you ... Read more...

Bears vs. Packers

180. Hold Your Breath for a Bears Win

 There’s only one thing that die-hard NFL fans will be doing in Barrington tonight, and that’s tuning in for the Bears/Packers game at Soldier Field at 7:30.  And if you’re married to a Bears fanatic like I am, you’ll be praying that they win because you know how a big loss can set the tone for the entire week or, let’s face it, ... Read more...

179. “Don’t Say Booger”

 Today is one of those days when I feel like giving this up.  I’m trying to beat a pretty bad cold, my kids are sick, too and, with the runny noses around here, I just can’t keep the kleenexes coming fast enough. (If you read this post yesterday, the title was different. My mom called this morning and told me ... Read more...

Fall Festival at Goebbert's Farm Market

178. Goebbert’s Farm Market Fall Festival

 It’s Back! The fall fun at Goebbert’s Farm Market in South Barrington is in full swing once again, starting today, and will last through Halloween. There are also some new attractions that you won’t want to miss at Goebbert’s this year and we’re giving away free pumpkins, too!

Art in the Barn Weekend at Good Shepherd Hospital

177. Art in the Barn at Good Shepherd Hospital

 This is a big weekend for our friends up at Good Shepherd Hospital. They’re hosting their 36th annual “Art in the Barn” event on the hospital grounds from 10AM to 5PM on both Saturday and Sunday and they have a full schedule of art and entertainment planned, including live music, food and pony rides! “Art in the Barn” began in 1974 when ... Read more...

Barrington Park District Kidz Karnival at Citizens Park

176. Kidz Karnival MOVED TO LANGENDORF!!!

 Because of rain and windy weather in the forecast for tomorrow, the Barrington Park District has just decided to move tomorrow’s “Kidz Karnival” from Citizens Park indoors to the gymnasium at Langendorf Park.  They’ll still have all of their inflatables, and the Karnival still starts at 10AM, but it’ll be inside intead of out. The Barrington Park District has been planning the Karnival ... Read more...

Guess Where Wednesday Mystery Photo Contest at

175. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 “Hump Day” is “Stump Day” here at and we have a new mystery photo for you today. We’re also happy to announce the winner of last week’s challenge and reveal a great prize for this week’s winner. So let’s try this again. Can you guess where in Barrington this picture was taken? We’ll get to this week’s prize in ... Read more...

Ignite the Night Bonfire Festival in Barrington Hills

174. “Ignite the Night” Fall Bonfire Festival & Cookout

 There’s a super cool fall festival happening in Barrington Hills this weekend, so I wanted to give you the scoop and make sure you have plenty of notice.  It’s the 4th Annual “Ignite the Night” bonfire festival hosted by the Friends of the Forest Preserves in Cook County. The nighttime festival will take place this Saturday, September 25th, between 5 and 10PM within the ... Read more...

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