March 2012

123. Enter the Spring Break 2012 Photo Contest

365 Barrington Spring Break 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 Spring Break Photo Contest with some great local prizes on the line […]

122. Make a Date with the Easter Bunny in Barrington

Easter Bunny Trail in Barrington, Illinois

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 […]

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

Post - Roz Puppets Presents The Emperors 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 […]

120. Monday Morning Mojo: “Sixty Seconds”


Well that was a busy weekend! BBQ at our place Saturday. Got into it with my husband while being terrorized by our three toddlers Sunday morning. Plastic egg halves, candy and trinkets strewn about the house and lots to accomplish this week. I think today’s a good day to start something new here at…. […]

119. Barrington EATS: Have a Spring Fling with Asparagus

Post - Asparagus Spears

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 […]

118. Be Discovered at Ice House Mall Beauty Pageant

Post - Sunburst Model Search Contestants

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 […]

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

Post - Barrington Eats - Instagram

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 […]

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

Barrington Celtic Fest - Photo Courtesy of Carrie Dodt at

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 […]

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

Ice House Mall Antique and Garden Show Sale

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 […]

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

Post - March for Meals and BACOA's Thanksgiving Lunch

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 […]

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