April 2012

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

Post - Relay for Life Purple Heals Campaign

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 […]

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

Post - Kelly Donlea - Chickpea and Mango Salad

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 […]

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

Post - Dude the Hunter

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 […]

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

Village of Barrington

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 […]

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

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 […]

134. Barrington EATS with Executive Chef Ted Stay

Chef Ted Stay of McGonigal's Pub & the Park Avenue Restaurant and Wine Bar

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 […]

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

Courtesy of TomPease.com

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 […]

132. Indulge at Couture Cupcake Cafe Grand Opening

Couture Cupcake Owner, Cathi Volante, with her Creations

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 […]

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

Angelina Owner, Katie Kuempel

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 […]

130. Reveal the Spring Break 2012 Photo Contest Winners

First Place - "Baby's First Spring Break" by Emily Hernandez

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 […]

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