October 2011

76. Final Vote for Barrington’s Best 2011 Scarecrow

365 Barrington Where's the Scarecrow Contest

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 […]

75. Halloween Costume Ideas from my 20 Year Reunion

Christmas Dance

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 […]

74. 8th Annual Barrington Taste Fest and Expo

Courtesy of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce

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 […]

73. Inaugural Barrington Honor Ride, Run & Concert

Courtesy of Ride 2 Recovery

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 […]

72. Scarecrow Fest, Pumpkins & Ponies OH MY

Courtesy of the Village of Barrington

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 […]

71. Bust a Move for the Pink Glove Dance Competition

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 […]

70. Stiletto March Pub Crawl & Girls Night Out

Stiletto March at the South Barrington Arboretum

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 […]

69. Chicago Art Gala for Local Cancer Support Center

McLeod Family, Courtesy of Wellness Place

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 […]

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