99. Give it Up for “Melty the Snowman”

 Well it turns out our recent snowstorm didn’t produce the best kind of snow for making snowmen. They couldn’t create the fleet of Frosties I’d envisioned during St. Matthew’s Snowman Building Day last weekend. But we still managed to find a winner for our 365 Barrington Snowman Contest. I just CAN NOT allow the Sweet Spot candy prize to go ... Read more...

98. Snowman Building Day & Contest for Candy Prize

 They had to cancel the event due to a lack of snow last year, but thanks to our well-timed snowfall today, the St. Matthew Church Barrington Family Snowman Building Day IS ON for tomorrow and we’re all invited!!! So get your gear ready before bed tonight and have some sweet snowman dreams for a major community event that has inspired ... Read more...

97. Get Lucky with ‘Year of the Dragon’ Menu at Pl8

 A popular Barrington restaurant is making it easy to welcome the Chinese New Year this weekend and my mouth is watering just thinking about the festive menu and fun specials they’ve lined up.   The Chinese New Year officially starts on Monday, January 23rd, but they’ll be celebrating all weekend long at Pl8 Simply Asian with food and wine tastings, lucky ... Read more...

96. ‘Dance for a Difference’ with Bataille Academie Concert

 Performers from Barrington’s Bataille Academie of the Danse are presenting a special concert called Dance for a Difference this Saturday to raise awareness and funds for five causes that touch many lives here in Barrington. Tomorrow’s performance is part of Bataille Academie’s Integrity Dance Project, a concert level dance opportunity where students learn from professional choreographers, perform in community venues  ... Read more...

95. ‘Express Yourself’ at Photo Exhibit’s Opening Night

 What would you picture if you were asked to photograph something that makes you laugh, cry, something you love, something beautiful or something you can’t live without?  Your images would undoubtedly speak volumes about your values, your personality and the people who matter to you most. Barrington portrait photographer, Thomas Balsamo, recently posed that challenge to 28 area special needs ... Read more...

94. Make Barrington Predictions for 2012

 So, how’s 2012 going for you so far? We’re just over a week into the new year and I’ve been holed up at home organizing my junk drawers. Now it’s time to put pen to paper and make a plan for 2012. And I’m trying something new this year. I’m making a firm decision to NOT make any resolutions. Instead, ... Read more...

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