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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…