May 2011

29. The Many Colors of Carla Bank

The Colorful Paintings of Barrington Artist Carla Bank

If you’ve ever felt like you’d like to add a little more color into your life, there’s an artist in Barrington who has made that her business. Carla Bank grew up in Mexico City and says the colorful sights, vibrant sounds and masterful murals of her childhood home have shaped her outlook on her life […]

28. Explore the Art of Barrington’s Amanda Paulson

Amanda Paulson Oil Paintings

With the Barrington Art Fest just days away, we can’t let the week go by without meeting some of the artists who will have their works on display and for sale. But you don’t have to wait until this weekend to meet Barrington artist, Amanda Paulson. She’ll be the featured guest at an artist reception […]

27. Meet & Encourage Barrington’s Youngest Artists

Children's Activities at the Barrington Art Festival

The people in charge of this weekend’s Barrington Art Festival are shining a spotlight on the area’s youngest artists this year. For the first time, they’re devoting a section of the festival to youth artists who will be displaying their works for sale and there will also be a children’s art activity area where kids […]

26. Kick Off Art Festival Season in Barrington, Illinois

2011 Barrington Art Festival

Can you believe a whole year has flown by since the sizzling hot inaugural 2010 Barrington Art Festival last year on Memorial Day Weekend!!! The second annual festival is just days away, the countdown has begun and there are some exciting changes in store for this year’s festival. Just like last year, we’re devoting our […]

25. Check Out Today’s Barrington Open Houses

Weekend Open Houses in Barrington, Illinois

Feel like checking out some of the homes currently for sale in Barrington? Today’s a great day to do it. It’s a beautiful Sunday, the doors are open and the welcome mats are out this afternoon at 17 Barrington properties that are for sale and just waiting for new owners. If you visit any of […]

24. Meet the Green Grocer in South Barrington

Open Air Produce Market at the Arboretum of South Barrington

A Chicago neighborhood hot spot is opening for business in Barrington TODAY to offer a new place for us to find fresh local produce while shopping outdoors.  The Green Grocer is debuting a seasonal open air market this morning at the Arboretum of South Barrington and their colorful fruits and veggies are just waiting to […]

23. Explore Citizens Park at Family Nature Fest

Family Nature Fest in Barrington, Illinois

Want to get outside and explore nature with your kids tomorrow? There’s a full schedule of exciting activities planned for all ages during Family Nature Fest from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st at Citizens Park in Barrington. There will be an interactive fitness trail set up for tomorrow’s festival, along with […]

22. Get Artsy Outdoors at Art in the Park

Citizen's Park Art in the Park Festival

If you love art and you love the outdoors, you don’t want to miss the FREE “Art in the Park” art and music festival coming up in Barrington this weekend.  The third annual event kicks off the outdoor festival season and is happening all day this upcoming Sunday, May 22nd.  You can expect to find […]

21. You Know You’re Pregnant When…

Signs Your Pregnant

You know you’re pregnant when…your nightcap after an evening out drinking water and a nonalcoholic beer with friends at Barrington’s best wine bar looks like this… I was looking for something sweet when I came home from the Park Avenue Wine Bar tonight and all I found in my pantry were boring old pink Easter […]

20. Get Handy at the Barrington Home Show

Home Improvement Show in Barrington, Illinois

Break out your hard hat, fasten your tool belt and listen up.  If there is a handy bone in your body or if you’re lucky enough to know a skilled do-it-yourselfer, you don’t want to miss this huge home improvement event happening in Barrington this weekend. It’s being billed as the largest home improvement show […]

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