314. Photo Finish in Barrington SNOW DAY Contest

Photo Contest Winners Announced at 365Barrington.com

We received dozens of photo submissions, we put it to a vote and we finally have the results of our Barrington Blizzard SNOW DAY photo contest. I’m also excited to say that we had the highest traffic day ever recorded here at 365Barrington.com when we published the photo voting poll last week!

Photo Contest Winners Announced at 365Barrington.com

There were hundreds of unique visits and close to 1,000 pageviews at 365Barrington.com last Friday alone, 350 votes were cast and we have a TIE!

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313. Snow Movers’ Mission (Almost) Accomplished

Cleaning Up after the Blizzard of 2011

It’s been almost a week since the snow started falling in the Blizzard of 2011 and crews in Barrington are still working hard to clean up the mess. The Barrington Village has hired drivers and rented a fleet of 5-Axle dump trucks to remove the remaining heaps of snow from Barrington street corners and parking lots. I snapped a few photos this morning at one of their snow dumping grounds.

Cleaning Up after the Blizzard of 2011

Barrington Village officials will be meeting this week to review their start-to-finish blizzard cleanup efforts…

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311. Super Bowl XLV Bash at McGonigal’s Pub

Super Bowl Party at McGonigal's Pub in Barrington, Illinois

This has been a year of “firsts” for McGonigal’s Pub in Barrington. As the pub approaches it’s first anniversary in March, they’re celebrating another “first” this weekend. It’s their inaugural Super Bowl Sunday party this Sunday, Febraury 6th, and they have a great time planned for all of their guests.

Super Bowl Party at McGonigal's Pub in Barrington, Illinois

There are two McGonigal’s party options for Super Bowl fans on Sunday…

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310. Get Ready for the "Sing-a-Long Sound of Music"

Sing a Long Sound of Music in Barrington

Bedtime has become a challenge in our house. Within five minutes of putting my 2-year-old daughter to bed, I hear a thump and little footsteps upstairs. She recently learned how to climb out of her crib and has somehow picked up a few negotiating skills as well. I repeatedly say, “Grace. Do NOT get out of this crib.” And she repeatedly replies, “OK, Mommy. Will you sing me a song?” But she doesn’t mean ONE song. She asks for another, and another and another. So all those times I watched The Sound of Music are finally paying off. I may not be a master of song lyrics, but if I’m wrestling with a nocturnal toddler, I can sing the whole Sound of Music soundtrack if I have to. And I’m quite sure it won’t be long before she’s begging me to stop.  How serendipitous that I’ve tuned up my “Do-re-mi” just in time for next weekend’s “Sing-a-long Sound of Music” at Barrington High School celebrating the film’s 40th anniversary!

Sing a Long Sound of Music in Barrington

All are welcome to join the “Sing-a-Long Sound of Music” in the BHS Auditorium next Saturday, February 12th, at 7PM or next Sunday, February 13th, at 2PM. The ticket price is $10 and includes a screening of the classic movie in full-screen Technicolor with subtitles so the audience can sing along. Is there anyone else out there who gets weepy when you hear this song?

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309. Vote for Your Favorite Barrington Blizzard Photos

Snow Day in Barrington, Illinois

It’s been a snowy week here in Barrington and we have the photos to prove it! We received dozens of photo entries in our Barrington Blizzard SNOW DAY Photo Contest and it’s time to vote for your favorites so we can reveal the winner and award the grand prize.

Snow Day in Barrington, Illinois

Please take a look at this gallery of photo contest submissions and vote by checking your favorite or favorites. We’ll tally the votes and, voila, we’ll have a winner! The person who submitted the winning photo will receive a pair of tickets to see a movie at the dine-in Gold Class Cinemas theater in South Barrington, a great way to catch a movie during Oscar season.

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307. Barrington Blizzard SNOW DAY Photo Contest

The Blizzard of 2011 Begins

 Late this afternoon, the announcement Barrington students had been waiting for finally arrived. School District 220 has officially CANCELED ALL CLASSES, closing all Barrington 220 schools for tomorrow (Wednesday) due to the severe weather. As of 3 this afternoon, the Chicago Area Blizzard Warning is in full effect and Barrington is in the middle of … Read more…