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

Designer Children's Clothing Sold on Consignment in Barrington, Illinois

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.

Designer Children's Clothing Sold on Consignment in Barrington, Illinois

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.

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333. Predict and Critique the 2011 Academy Awards

Barrington Predicts the 2011 Academy Award Winners

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.

Barrington Predicts the 2011 Academy Award Winners

You called it right, but what did you think of the show? I have a few critiques that leave me with an urge to apologize. But I’m sharing my thoughts and sticking to ’em today, about the hosts, the winners, the thankers and the criers…

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332. Cast Your Votes in the Barrington Oscar Poll

Barrington's Favorites for the 2011 Academy Awards

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.

Barrington's Favorites for the 2011 Academy Awards

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 Oscar Poll Results tomorrow night.

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

Tour Barrington Homes for Sale

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.

Tour Barrington Homes for Sale

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…

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330. Show Your Stuff at the Barrington Art Festival

Youth Art Division 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 I’m daydreaming….about sunshine and summer fun. (sigh) Ok, I’m back. Anyway, Barrington Art Festival organizers have just started recruiting all “youth” artists who want to feature their work this year.

Youth Art Division at the Barrington Art Festival

The company that runs Barrington’s art festival, Amdur Productions, just opened the application process for the festival’s Youth Art Division.

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

365 Barrington Mystery Photo

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, Anthony Tortoriello.  Can you guess where in Barrington Anthony was standing when he took this picture?

365 Barrington Mystery Photo

Photo Courtesy of Anthony Tortoriello & AtortPhotography.com

We have a great new prize for the winner of this new photo contest.  But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner.  Barbara Benson, local historian and author of the book, They Builded Better than They Knew: Historical Perspectives of the Barrington Area, reviewed the submissions for accuracy and chose the guesser whose answer most thoroughly described the Barrington landmarks in last week’s “history mystery photo”.  And the winner is…

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328. Barrington Crime Scene Investigators Class

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 offered by the Barrington Park District.

Barrington Crime Scene Investigators Class

“CSI Barrington” classes are offered for adults and teens and start next week on Monday, February 28th.

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327. "One Book One Barrington" Finale Party

One Book One Barrington Book Discussion

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 reads the same book and gets together to discuss the book’s themes. The book this month is called “Listening is an Act of Love”.

One Book One Barrington Book Discussion

“Listening is an Act of Love” is a collection of personal interviews from the StoryCorps project.

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326. Bring Sexy Back with a Girls’ Night Out

Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Girls Spa Night

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.

Good Shepherd Health and Fitness Girls Spa Night

The event will be hosted at the Good Shepherd Health & Fitness Center on Thursday, February 24th and there’s still space available.  So grab a few gal pals and plan your night of rest and relaxation.

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325. Barrington Area Library BOOK & MUSIC SALE

Library Book Sale in Barrington, Illinois

 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 … Read more…