76. Final Vote for Barrington’s Best 2011 Scarecrow

 There’s only one day left to vote for your favorite scarecrows designed this year in the annual scarecrow contest hosted by the Village of Barrington. Voting ends tomorrow on Halloween and they’ll announce the winners on Tuesday, November 1st. Over 60 local merchants designed scarecrows for their storefronts as part of this year’s contest and we’ve highlighted a few of ... Read more...

75. Halloween Costume Ideas from my 20 Year Reunion

 I’m bracing myself for a major blast from the past this Saturday night when my husband and I attend my 20 year high school reunion.  Thanks to Facebook, I’ve seen a lot of hilarious old photos posted by my high school classmates in recent weeks.  And, believe me, in many photos, I’m sporting some seriously questionable styles, like this velvet ... Read more...

74. 8th Annual Barrington Taste Fest and Expo

 Once a year in Barrington, the finest local chefs all come together in one place to serve up a special menu of featured dishes for diners to sample. It’s called the Barrington Taste Fest & Expo, it’s happening Thursday night, October 27th, at the Millrose Restaurant in South Barrington and tickets are selling fast, but still available. The event is ... Read more...

73. Inaugural Barrington Honor Ride, Run & Concert

 We’re all invited to join dozens of retired and active members of the US Military this Sunday, including wounded veterans, four-star generals and a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, as they run and ride their bikes in the first annual Barrington Honor Ride and Run.  The event offers participants three choices, a 30 mile bike ride, 10k or 5k run.  ... Read more...

72. Scarecrow Fest, Pumpkins & Ponies OH MY

 It’s all straw and games tomorrow at the Village of Barrington’s annual Scarecrow Festival.  There will be plenty of materials on hand to decorate an army of straw folks along with pumpkins for your doorstep. All are welcome to join the community and come check it out at Memorial Park. The free festival will feature scarecrow, pumpkin and cookie decorating ... Read more...

71. Bust a Move for the Pink Glove Dance Competition

 It’s not every day that you see people dancing through the halls at Good Shepherd Hospital.  It’s not every day that you find hospital doctors, nurses and staff wearing pink gloves and feather boas to work.  But they’ve been up to something over at the hospital here in Barrington and, when I saw what it was, it gave me goosebumps.  ... Read more...

70. Stiletto March Pub Crawl & Girls Night Out

 Who wants to join a stampede of ladies in stilettos in South Barrington tonight?  A bevy of Barrington’s most bodacious babes will be there to shop, sip cocktails and help stamp out breast cancer, one heel at a time!  The guest list is growing and we’re all invited to take part.  It’s a new spin on a classic pub crawl, ... Read more...

69. Chicago Art Gala for Local Cancer Support Center

 One of the scariest feelings of all is when someone you love is diagnosed with cancer. But when it happened to one of my closest family members, I didn’t realize that help is right around the corner. Wellness Place is a community cancer resource in Palatine for cancer patients of all ages and those who love and care for them.  ... Read more...

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