324. Barrington Open House HOT LIST for Sun. 2/20

 With Super Bowl Sunday, Groundhog Day and the 2011 Blizzard behind us, the unofficial start of the 2011 spring real estate season has arrived. It’s that time of year when buyers restart their searches and homeowners prepare to put their properties on the market.  For anyone who is thinking of selling, now is definitely the time to get serious. To … Read more…

322. "Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

 If you’re fascinated by local history and the photos of yesteryear, I hope you’ll enjoy our new mystery photo this week. There’s some history involved with last week’s mystery photo as well and we’ll reveal that winner in just a minute. But first, I want to share this week’s “history mystery” photo. It’s an image that the Barrington Area Library … Read more…

321. Salsa Night at L’Eiffel Bistrot & Creperie

 If you’ve ever wanted to watch and learn from professional Salsa dancers, this could be your week! There’s a Salsa dancing lesson planned this upcoming Thursday night followed by three hours of dancing to a live Salsa band at L’Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie in South Barrington. They’re reconfiguring the dining room Thursday night to make space for the hour-long beginner … Read more…

318. 50 Ways to Woo Your Lover (In Barrington) Part I

 Valentine’s Day is just two days away and, if you haven’t found something for your Valentine yet, never fear. We’ve compiled a list of 50 ways to score some big points with your significant other, without leaving Barrington. Please feel free to add your two cents by offering some romantic ideas of your own. Anyone can leave a comment on … Read more…

317. Say "I Love You" with the Fresh Flower Market

 Business is blooming this weekend at the Fresh Flower Market on Main Street. They’re busy taking orders and designing flower arrangements for valentines throughout Barrington. The woman behind the bouquets knows a thing or two about surprising sweethearts. Fresh Flower Market owner, Liz Bremner, first stepped behind the scenes of a flower shop on Valentine’s day when she was only … Read more…

316. Take a Minute to Remember Your Honeymoon

 Four years ago today, my husband Bill and I were married. Not long after that, we found out we were expecting, moved to Barrington, had our first child, had a second baby and now we’re expecting our third.  It’s easy to forget who you used to be with so many major life changes taking place in such a short time.  Thankfully, wedding … Read more…