334. Outfit Your Kids with "Growing Cents of Style"

 It’s that time of year again! Two Barrington moms are hosting a their seasonal boutique and designer children’s clothing and baby gear consignment sale this week and they’re busy setting up as we speak. Over 230 consignors have contributed more than 14,000 items to this week’s four-day sale which starts this Thursday, March 3rd and runs through Sunday, March 6th.

333. Predict and Critique the 2011 Academy Awards

 We didn’t even have to watch last night’s Academy Awards to know who the winners were. All you had to do was take a look at our 2011 Barrington Oscar Poll. Last night’s top winners were all predicted by Barrington movie fans right here at 365Barrington.com. You called it right, but what did you think of the show? I have … Read more…

332. Cast Your Votes in the Barrington Oscar Poll

 The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are tomorrow night and I thought it would be fun to post a quick survey and see who you think should take home the top awards this year. Whether you have your own favorites or predictions for this year’s Academy picks, take a minute to vote for these three categories and we’ll reveal the Barrington … Read more…

331. Barrington Open House HOT LIST for Sun. 2/27

 It’s Friday and that means we’re talking real estate today at 365Barrington.com. I’m sharing a weekly list of Sunday open houses in Barrington along with a quick update about the 60010 real estate market. I just took a look at the 2011 year-to-date residential real estate sales in Barrington and compared that to the same time period in 2010…

330. Show Your Stuff at the Barrington Art Festival

 With more snow in the overnight forecast, I’m happy to have reason to show you this photo I took during last May’s Barrington Art Festival. Puffy clouds, bright blue skies, sleeveless shirts and, yes, Barrington’s 2011 Memorial Day Weekend Art Festival are right around the corner. Do you remember how hot it was during last year’s festival? I do! Now … Read more…

329. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 With last week’s mystery photo we challenged you to identify the buildings and streets shown in a “Birdseye View of Historic Barrington” and we consulted with a local history expert who chose our winner.  We’ll announce the winner in just a minute, but first, here’s a look at our brand new mystery photo of the week taken by Barrington photographer, … Read more…

328. Barrington Crime Scene Investigators Class

 You’ve seen it on TV. The crime happens, the evidence is collected and the crime is solved, all within an hour! Let’s face it. The TV version of CSI doesn’t quite paint an accurate picture of a true crime scene investigator. But you can see, first-hand, how the pros solve crimes by signing up for a brand new class being … Read more…

327. "One Book One Barrington" Finale Party

 If you currently belong to or have always wanted to join a book club, there’s a cool event happening at the Barrington Area Library this Friday night that will help you connect with others who love to read and share ideas about books. The library is hosting a brand new program called “One Book One Barrington” this month, where everybody … Read more…

326. Bring Sexy Back with a Girls’ Night Out

 Blizzard, rain and overall winter blahs have you feeling down and dull? A Barrington business has a plan that’s bringing sexy back. The Shepherd Spa is hosting a “Girls Night Out” this upcoming Thursday to help you renew your gorgeous glow while sipping wines by the pool. The event will be hosted at the Good Shepherd Health & Fitness Center … Read more…

325. Barrington Area Library BOOK & MUSIC SALE

 Here’s a great reason to unleash your inner bookworm! Buy a book and YOU’LL GET THE SECOND BOOK FREE at this weekend’s giant used book sale at the Barrington Area Library. The Friends of the Barrington Area Library host three big book sales a year and you can check out their selection today from 9 until 5PM and tomorrow, Sunday, … Read more…