January 2011

306. Be Crowned the South Barrington Chili Champ

2011 Chili Champion at the South Barrington Arboretum
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 […]

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

American Cancer Society More Birthdays Campaign
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 […]

304. 2nd Annual South Barrington Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off at the South Barrington Arboretum
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 […]

303. Smart Farm Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Race

Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Race in Barrington, Illinois
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 […]

302. 106th Annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament

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 […]

301. Solve Barrington Hot Dog Mystery & Win a Prize

Mystery Hotdog in Barrington, Illinois
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 […]

300. Discover the 365Barrington Community Calendar

Add an Event to 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 […]

299. Preschool 101 at the Barrington Area Library

Preschool Open Houst 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 […]

298. Bundle Up for the Chicago Bears!

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 […]

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

Barrington Schools Superintendent Dr. Tom Leonard
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” […]

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