129. Get Hired at Heinen’s Fine Foods in Barrington

New Heinen's Grocery Store in Barrington, Illinois

Things have been buzzing over at the Shops at Flint Creek in Barrington where Heinen’s Fine Foods plans to open it’s eighteenth grocery store this August. The 82-year-old, family-owned company has 17 stores in and around Cleveland, but the Barrington location is their first venture outside Northeast Ohio. Construction at the new store is well underway and, for the first time today, Heinen’s is announcing details about their plans to hire up to 110 people locally.

I spoke with Heinen’s HR Director, Judy Galant this afternoon who shared their recruitment timeline. The online application process officially begins next Tuesday, April 10th…

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128. Help Restore Flint Creek for Earth Day

Photo Courtesy of Bob Lee

Want to make a difference this Earth Day? Then you and your kids won’t want to miss the Citizens for Conservation’s special Earth Day class  in Barrington this Saturday, April 7th. The best part about the class — it’s all outdoors!

Photo Courtesy of Bob Lee

To teach the importance of plant restoration, the volunteer group is inviting the public to help them restore Flint Creek Savanna South in Barrington. Because some cutting and lifting brush is involved to make room for native vegetation, participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, insect repellent, pruners or loppers (it’s O.K. if you have to look it up!). Citizens for Conservation also recommend wearing closed-toe shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirts.

As a reward for their hard work, kids will receive an educational poster showing native prairie plants, mammals, birds and insects that make a restored woodland and prairie their home. On top of that, there will be marshmallows for roasting on a bonfire and fifty free Sonic Slushies waiting for them after they’ve finished reviving the Barrington creek–Is there any better way to celebrate an accomplishment?

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127. Vote for Your Favorite 2012 Spring Break Photos

Billy and the Moose

I love how a little time away from the office brings out a more relaxed, appreciative and creative outlook on life. Armed with cameras and a little beautiful scenery, the photographers in this year’s Spring Break photo contest captured stunning images that let your mind drift with memories of what true relaxation feels like. The challenge in this year’s contest was simple:  In a photograph, show what spring break 2012 looked like to you. Here’s one of the photos that best answers that question for me.  No beach.  Just a boy and a moose…

Billy and the Moose

We received beautiful images for our contest this year and need your help with choosing our winners. To cast your vote, just put checks in the boxes by your favorite photos below. The image that gets the most votes will win our 2012 Spring Break photo contest and we have awards for three winners….

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126. Cha-Cha on Over to the Center for Ballroom & Dance

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Looking to shake up your workout before bikini season arrives? The Center for Ballroom & Dance at Deer Park Town Center will be holding a FREE Latin Dance Workout class this Saturday to add a little spice to your exercise routine.

 

This class is for everyone. You don’t have to be an experienced dancer to do it! Just come ready with your workout clothes, gym shoes and a water bottle, because this workout is sure to make you work up a sweat.

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125. Barrington EATS: Easter Brunch & Lovely Leftovers

Barrington EATS Easter Brunch with Kelly Donlea

In my opinion, the two best things about any holiday are family time and food.  And Easter is no exception. Traditions run rampant on Easter tables with lamb cakes and butter, family-favorite potato dishes, and more likely than not, hard boiled eggs and Easter ham.

Following are many, many ways to eat this Easter, which include making your own ham, ordering a pre-sliced honey baked ham, enjoying brunch in many unexpected places in Barrington and then using your leftovers to make breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Eat up Barrington!

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