139. Get Pumped for “Purple Heals” & the Relay for Life

 Barrington’s Relay for Life is just over six weeks away and things are heating up around town this week as the community hops on board the Relay’s “Purple Heals” campaign, starting with a major local shopping and dining event this Thursday night. If you’ve seen posters with a giant purple heel posted around town, it’s the symbol for “Purple Heals”, … Read more…

138. Barrington EATS: Chef Kelly Donlea’s Olive Tap Tip

 I’ve long enjoyed going to Pasquesi Home and Gardens in Barrington for unique houseware items, when I need to buy a gift and, of course, for my flowers and gardening supplies. Now I enjoy it for one more reason – it helps me make great food by carrying products by the Olive Tap. The Olive Tap Olive Oil and Balsamic … Read more…

137. Meet Dude the Hunter & Author/Illustrator, Sue Daly

 Have you heard? Dude, the real-life beagle from the brand new children’s book, Dude the Hunter, will be at Norton’s U.S.A. on Lageschulte Street in Barrington this Saturday with local author and illustrator Sue Daly! Sue will be signing copies of her new book, with the little star by her side. The event lasts from 2 to 4 p.m., so … Read more…

136. Talk with Trustees at TONIGHT’S Town Hall Meeting

 With Heinen’s Fine Foods opening this August and new shops popping up around town, there’s an exciting new energy in Barrington.  We hear rumors that some other popular companies are eying Barrington as a great place to open for business.  And here’s one of the burning questions we’re hearing people ask today: What businesses will be opening at the new … Read more…

135. Wine, Dine & Shop with WINGS at Taste Takes Flight

 Foodies, wine lovers, culinary craftsmen, lend me your ears! And mark your calendars for a delicious event coming up on Friday, April 27. An impressive selection of fine wines will be available for you to sip as you watch local chefs prepare top menu items for you to sample while you shop. The popular culinary event is called Taste Takes … Read more…

134. Barrington EATS with Executive Chef Ted Stay

 Two of downtown Barrington’s hottest restaurants, McGonigal’s Pub and the Park Avenue Restaurant and Wine Bar, share a secret ingredient.  He’s the man behind the menus, Executive Chef Ted Stay, and you’ll find him working overtime, crafting culinary treasures in the kitchen that create raving fans on both restaurant floors. This dedicated and innovative chef manages to run the kitchen … Read more…

133. Bring Your Kids to See Tom Pease Concert TONIGHT!

 Want to treat your kids to something super special in Barrington tonight?  Children’s entertainer and musician, Tom Pease, will be performing LIVE in a special concert at Lutheran Church of the Atonement at 6:30 p.m. Tom Pease is visiting Barrington from his 75 acre property of rolling woods and fields in rural Amherst, Wisconsin where he lives with his wife … Read more…

132. Indulge at Couture Cupcake Cafe Grand Opening

 If it takes couture quality cupcakes to satisfy your sophisticated sweet tooth, then today is your lucky day! A brand new business called Couture Cupcake Café and Gelato Bar is opening it’s doors in Kildeer and we’re all invited to sample the sweets at tonight’s Grand Opening, pink-ribbon cutting ceremony and cupcake celebration. Owner Cathi Volante has been working hard … Read more…

131. Sip, Shop & Celebrate Angelina’s 10th Birthday

 There’s a birthday bash happening at one of Barrington’s most beloved boutiques this week.  Downtown Barrington’s eclectic shop, Angelina, is one of the best places to grab a great gift on the go.  So let’s show them some well deserved birthday cheer as shop owner, Katie Kuempel, hosts Angelina’s 10th birthday party this Friday and Saturday with cookies, cake and … Read more…

130. Reveal the Spring Break 2012 Photo Contest Winners

 A record breaking number of votes came in for our Spring Break 2012 photo contest and we’re excited to announce today that we have THREE WINNERS! 51 percent of the almost 600 votes cast were for a photo called “Baby’s First Spring Break” taken by local photographer, Emily Hernandez. Emily takes the top prize in our contest, for the second … Read more…