April 2012

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 […]

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! To teach the importance of plant restoration, the volunteer group is inviting the public […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

124. Monday Morning Mojo: “Red Solo Cup”

Red Solo Cup by Toby Keith
When I was a TV news reporter in the Quad Cities, somehow I was always the one assigned to do live reports from the local country-western bar on the night of the Country Music Awards. Though I like country music, it’s not my go-to genre. Nonetheless, I’d always wear cowboy boots and find a cowboy […]

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