255. "Lights on Lageschulte" Holiday Shopping Event

 Have you ever heard of Barrington’s “SoLa” neighborhood? The nickname is short for “South Lageschulte Street”, it’s a hidden little shopping mecca in downtown Barrington and it’s THE PLACE TO BE to find specials on great Christmas gifts this afternoon. The holiday event is called “Lights on Lageschulte” and it starts today at 1PM. There are 11 stores and businesses … Read more…

254. Community Church of Barrington Cookie Walk

 One of Barrington’s best holiday secrets is happening tomorrow morning and, if you’re like me, you don’t want to miss it. I’ve always dreamed of baking batch after batch of Christmas cookies to give as homemade gifts to friends and neighbors. But this only happens in my Martha Stewart fantasy world. Well, thanks to a talented bevy of baking ladies … Read more…

253. Art N’ Java at Cook Street Coffee

 Cook Street Coffee is offering something extra special this month. They’re expanding their showcase of local art by offering “Art N’ Java” Saturdays in December. They’ll be featuring unique gifts hand crafted by local artists for you to peruse and purchase while you drop by for your morning cup of coffee. And there will also be live Christmas music at … Read more…

252. Learn to Speak Chinese in Barrington’s Schools

 Last night, School District 220 gave us all a new reason to celebrate the benefits of living  here in Barrington.  The school board voted to accept a $1.5 Million 5-year federal grant that will fund Chinese language instruction in grades kindergarten through 5.  That makes District 220 the ONLY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ILLINOIS to receive federal funding this year for … Read more…

251. Hear Area Veterans and Remember Pearl Harbor

 Barrington veterans sent us all a powerful message today without even speaking a word. They communicated with a solemn display of American flags flying in the icy wind at the corner of Main and Cook Streets. The flags and a simple message were set up early this morning, a small request for us all to remember this date in history.

250. NV Clothing’s 5 Year Anniversary Party

 If your wardrobe needs updating this holiday season, two of Barrington’s finest fashion consultants are hosting a big party at their store tomorrow. Sean and Natalie Viohl, the owners of NV Clothing on Cook Street, have invited all of their most loyal clients and are welcoming the community to come out tomorrow to their big 5-year anniversary celebration. The Viohls … Read more…

249. Ron Hawking "Home For the Holidays" Concert

 Start my Christmas shopping…CHECK. Put up the Christmas tree…CHECK. Dig out after the season’s first snowfall…CHECK. But it just seems like something is missing. I KNOW! There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to hear your favorite Christmas tunes live in concert and tickets are on sale now for a special Christmas concert happening in Barrington … Read more…

248. Ice House Mall Mini-Nutcracker Performance

 In the mood to see some Sugar Plum Fairies, Waltzing Flowers and Russian Dancers today? I have the perfect solution! There’s a Mini-Nutcracker performance happening this afternoon at Barrington’s Ice House Mall. It’s the Midwest Dance Collective’s annual Mini-Nutcracker performance featuring “The Land of Sweets” under the direction of Barrington dancer, teacher and choreographer, Ellen Werksman.

247. Barrington High School 24-Hour Dance Marathon

 If you’ve mastered the Mashed Potato, the Moonwalk, the Macarena or if you’ve come up with a dance style that’s all your own, Barrington High School is THE place to be this weekend! Students are hosting the school’s first ever 24-hour dance marathon and almost 100 dancers of all ages have already signed up to participate. If you’re in the … Read more…

246. "Fancy Nancy" Mother Daughter Tea Party

 If you have little ones who love to play dress up, you don’t want to miss this très chic party coming up this Saturday, December 4th. It’s called the “Fancy Nancy Mother Daughter Tea” and it’s being hosted by a costume and party shop at Barrington’s Ice House Mall. Kidz Parties Plus More will supply the fancy hats, feather boas, … Read more…