123. Enter the Spring Break 2012 Photo Contest

 Spring Break 2012 is winding down and school resumes for District 220 students next week. But who says the vacation has to end when school’s back in session? To help relive the best days of Spring Break 2012, we’re again hosting our 365Barrington.com Spring Break Photo Contest with some great local prizes on the line and it’s easy to enter! … Read more…

122. Make a Date with the Easter Bunny in Barrington

 As Easter quickly approaches, the big bunny has scheduled dozens of appearances in Barrington with eggs and treats in his basket for all to enjoy. Peter Cottontail will kick off the holiday festivities with egg hunting and a bunny breakfast in Barrington this weekend and he’ll continue his appearances around town in the days leading up to Easter To help … Read more…

121. Roz Puppets Perform “The Emperor’s New Clothes”

 Here’s a great way treat the wee ones in your life to a little something special in Barrington this week!  Come see the Roz Puppets perform “The Emperor’s New Clothes” at the Barrington Area Library this Friday, March 30. The show starts at 10:15 and lasts until 10:50 this Friday morning in the library’s first floor meeting room.  There are … Read more…

119. Barrington EATS: Have a Spring Fling with Asparagus

 If you are one of the many Barrington residents who happened to see my Barrington Garden Faire or Barrington Farmers’ Market cooking demos last Spring, perhaps you remember me for my 30 Spectacular Salads cookbook. But more likely it’s for the Black Bean Asparagus Salad. While at both venues I demonstrated and sampled salads that included Orzo Salad, Chick Pea … Read more…

118. Be Discovered at Ice House Mall Beauty Pageant

 If you know someone with serious style or a sparkling smile that lights up any room, talent scouts will be at the Ice House Mall in Barrington this weekend for the 3rd annual Sunburst Model Search and Baby Contest. The show will be this Saturday, March 24th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is FREE to attend. The age … Read more…

117. Prepare a St. Pat’s Day Feast Like Chef Kelly Donlea

 You’re never going to believe this! Barrington mom, local chef and cookbook author, Kelly Donlea, is sharing her top secret family recipe for Glazed Corned Beef this St. Paddy’s day. If you’re planning an Irish feast at home this weekend, you should try this Barrington-version of a traditional corned beef brisket. This recipe is so special, it has been passed … Read more…

116. Celebrate St. Patrick at Barrington Celtic Fest, 2012

 The Village of Barrington is bracing for a blast of blarney and a sea of green downtown this weekend.  Doors open at the second annual Barrington Celtic Fest at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning.  If you’re in the mood for some Irish music, corned beef and St. Patrick’s Day fun,  then toss on your favorite four-leaf clover shirt and head over to McGonigal’s … Read more…

115. 3rd Annual Ice House Mall Antique & Garden Show

 This prematurely-warm March weather may have you taking a closer look at your winter-crippled garden earlier than normal this year.  So the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the Ice House Mall’s third annual Antique and Garden show sale which starts today in Barrington. You’ll find plenty of ideas, inspirations and items to help you revive your indoor and outdoor … Read more…

114. Share the Secret Password During “March for Meals”

 Pssst! Did you hear about the secret password that you can use at several Barrington restaurants this month? If you use the password when placing your order, participating restaurants will make a donation to help fund two programs that feed senior citizens in the Barrington area. The password is “BACOA”.  It stands for the Barrington Area Council on Aging and … Read more…