December 2010

255. "Lights on Lageschulte" Holiday Shopping Event

Holiday Shopping Event on Lageschulte in Barrington

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 […]

254. Community Church of Barrington Cookie Walk

Purchase Christmas Cookies at 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 […]

253. Art N’ Java at Cook Street Coffee

Cook Street Coffee Art and Java

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 […]

252. Learn to Speak Chinese in Barrington’s Schools

School District 220 Accepts $1.5 Million Chinese Language Grant

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 […]

251. Hear Area Veterans and Remember Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor Day in Barrington, Illinois

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 […]

250. NV Clothing’s 5 Year Anniversary Party

NV Clothing in Barrington, Illinois

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 […]

249. Ron Hawking "Home For the Holidays" Concert

Ron Hawking Performs Holiday Concert at Barrington High School

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 […]

248. Ice House Mall Mini-Nutcracker Performance

Ice House Mall in Barrington 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 […]

247. Barrington High School 24-Hour Dance Marathon

24 Hour Dance Marathon at Barrington High School

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 […]

246. "Fancy Nancy" Mother Daughter Tea Party

Fancy Nancy Mother Daughter Tea

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 […]

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