March 2011

365. Look Back at a Year in the Life of Barrington

Faces of Barrington Collage

There have been many days this past year when I’ve wondered how I’d feel when I reached day 365 here at When I began this project, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and, deep down, I doubted whether I’d be able to do it.  But the people I met along the way who […]

364. Announce the 365 Finale Photo Contest Winners

Announcing the Winners of the 365 Barrington Spring Break Photo Contest

Voters turned out in record numbers for our 365 Barrington Finale Spring Break Photo Contest. Close to 1,000 people visited yesterday alone and there were over 500 votes cast. We were able to see some of the beautiful places and ways people in Barrington spent spring break so I want to say THANK YOU […]

363. Choose The Right Hues

Epco Paint Design Consultant, Jackie Wayne

We’ve recently been painting some walls in our home to update spaces, refresh rooms and prepare for our new baby’s arrival this July.  Though picking paint colors should be a quick task, to me, it feels like I’m making a major commitment.  I worry about choosing hues that will clash, create the wrong vibe or […]

362. Vote for Your Favorite Spring Break Photos


Well, it was fun while it lasted. But Spring Break 2011 is over in Barrington and school is officially back in session. Why not relive a little of that time off by taking a look at the photos submitted in our 365 Barrington Finale Spring Break Photo Contest? We received a bunch of cool submissions […]

361. If the Shoe Fits, Fix It!

Barrington Cobbler

I found it! I’ve searched high and low while writing this blog for the past 361 days and I finally found THE SOLE of Barrington. It’s housed in a little shop that you’ve surely passed a million times. One step inside and you’ll be shocked by the sharp smell of shoe polish and the sense […]

360. Win the 365 Barrington Finale Photo Contest

365 Barrington Finale Spring Break Photo Contest

Can you believe day 365 at is only 5 DAYS AWAY! I can’t believe it. And, I’ll admit, I’ve never felt relief quite like this before. It’s been a great experience, but writing one blog post every day for a year has been much more challenging than I ever imagined and I’m in the […]

359. An Opportunity of Olympic Proportions

For Sale - 1 Olympic Drive in South Barrington, Illinois

If you’re like me, you LOVE looking at properties for sale and considering the possibility of finding a new place to call home.  Well, it’s springtime in Barrington and the weekend open house activity is heating up.  There’s a great property that’s open in South Barrington this afternoon that’s only a few years old, has […]

358. "Hot Happenings" in Barrington for March 24-27

Barrington Dancers Perform with Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago

Barrington dancers will be part of a special performance this weekend, “…infused with power, movement and explosive chemistry”. With a description like that, how can you miss it! About 35 of the Barrington area’s very best performers will have the honor of sharing the stage with professional dancers from Chicago’s Giordano Jazz Dance Company on […]

357. March Madness at R.S.V.P’s 2 Pizza, Bar & Grill

R.S.V.P.'s 2 Pizza, Bar and Grill

If you’re into college basketball, you probably have your nights booked for the next couple of weekends. I know watching the NCAA Basketball Regional and Final Four games is at the top of my husband’s list of things to do. And if you’d rather watch the games with friends than at home alone, I have […]

356. Get Your Beach Body Back in Just 12 Weeks

Weight Loss Success Story at Good Shepherd Health and Fitness in Barrington, Illinois

Spring just arrived on Sunday and that means the start of summer is only three months away.  If you’d like to get your beach body back by June, it’s totally possible with a Barrington program that has helped many shed up to 25 pounds in just three months.  If this sounds appealing, then do I […]

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