2011 Chili Champion at the South Barrington Arboretum

306. Be Crowned the South Barrington Chili Champ

 The results are in after Saturday’s “Chilly Challenge” Chili Cook-off in South Barrington. About 300 chili fans from in and around Barrington met at the South Barrington Arboretum Saturday afternoon to sample and vote for chili prepared by seven local restaurants. I was one of the guest judges and snapped a few photos on the chili tour, which started at ... Read more...

American Cancer Society More Birthdays Campaign

305. Join the 365 Barrington "Relay for Life" Team

 There’s something really BIG happening in Barrington 130 days from today. It’s all about coming together as a community.  It’s all about watching more people celebrate more birthdays. It’s all about helping people with cancer survive. I’ve never been part of a “Relay for Life” before. But today I’m jumping into this campaign and hoping you might join me. “A ... Read more...

Chili Cook-Off at the South Barrington Arboretum

304. 2nd Annual South Barrington Chili Cook-Off

 If you like to eat chili, you do not want to miss the second annual “Chilly Challenge” Chili Cook-off at the South Barrington Arboretum. It’s happening TODAY, Saturday, January 29th, from 1 to 3PM.  They asked me to be a guest judge so I’ll  be there, but I could use your help. Why not skip the same-old sandwich for lunch ... Read more...

Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Race in Barrington, Illinois

303. Smart Farm Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Race

 If you can’t beat the winter weather, why not have a little fun with it! The first annual “Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure” is happening at 10AM this Sunday, January 30th, at Ron Beese Park in Barrington. The name is perfect for this 5K race through the snow because its purpose is to support the Barrington Smart Farm’s community gardening initiative. ... Read more...

302. 106th Annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament

 One of the Barrington area’s biggest treasures is hosting their major event of the year this weekend. If you’ve ever been curious about the Norge Ski Club’s giant ski jumps in Fox River Grove, this is a great chance to check it all out. The 106th annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament is happening both Saturday and Sunday and some of ... Read more...

Mystery Hotdog in Barrington, Illinois

301. Solve Barrington Hot Dog Mystery & Win a Prize

 I changed up the title to make today’s post sound exciting, but it’s just Wednesday.  That means it’s mystery photo day here at 365Barrington.com.  We’re revealing the winner of last week’s contest today.  But first, let’s get to this week’s photo, which features a mystery HOT DOG that exists somewhere in Barrington.  Can you guess where I was when I ... Read more...

Add an Event to the 365Barrington Community Calendar

300. Discover the 365Barrington Community Calendar

 Now that it’s day 300 here at 365Barrington, I thought it would be a good time to introduce you to one of the newer features you might not be aware that we have here on this website.  It’s our 365 Barrington Community Calendar and it’s one of the ways I keep track of all the cool things going on here ... Read more...

Preschool Open Houst at the Barrington Area Library

299. Preschool 101 at the Barrington Area Library

 When you’re new to being a mom like I am, there’s a lot to learn about getting your kids started in school.  Sometimes it’s overwhelming. From traditional preschools, to the Park District to Montessori classes, Barrington offers many choices for preschool and the Barrington Area Library is helping make those decisions easier by hosting a Preschool Enrichment Fair tomorrow night. ... Read more...

Bundle Up for the Chicago Bears

298. Bundle Up for the Chicago Bears!

 So we’ve been talking about it all week and it’s finally GAME DAY at Soldier Field. Temperatures are expected to be below freezing for today’s NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers. Now tell me, do these two Barrington guys look like they’ll be warm enough for the game? I don’t think so! But they don’t seem to care. ... Read more...

Barrington Schools Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard

297. Reenact the Chicago Bears’ "Super Bowl Shuffle"

 Barrington District 220 school administrators are channeling the 1985 Chicago Bears and reinterpreting the “Super Bowl Shuffle” as we head into tomorrow’s Bears/Packers battle for the NFC Championship. Yes, this is a picture of schools Superintendent and all-star rapper, Dr. “T-Diddy” Tom Leonard.  He’s joined by the Assistant Barrington High School Principal, Paul “Fo Shizzle” Gillette, Principal Steve “Hip-Hop” McWilliams ... Read more...

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