May 2012

159. Barrington EATS: Kookin’ Up Memorial Day Burgers

Kooker's Bacon Cheeseburger

When I think about Memorial Day food, like most everyone else, I think burgers. There’s a reason they are one the most eaten meals in America. The simple combination base of beef and buns is reliably good! Like many good meals, a burger is one I refer to as a palette. Like an artists palette, […]

158. Grab Your Guide to Barrington’s 2012 Art Festival

Barrington Art Festival

Artists from all over the country are gearing up for the Memorial Day weekend art festival happening in Barrington this Saturday and Sunday, May 26th and 27th. 140 juried artists, representing all categories and price points, will be exhibiting along Cook and Station Streets in downtown Barrington in the community’s third annual event. The FREE […]

157. Brush Up on Poison Safety After Brake Fluid Scare

Billy and the Brake Fluid

I woke up feeling incredibly fortunate this morning after a dose of drama and a trip to Good Shepherd Hospital’s Emergency Room last night.  It all started while I was sending a quick email in my house late yesterday as my young kids played in the back yard. My 2-year-old son, Billy, appeared at my […]

156. Musée School of Photography & Digital Media Opens

Courtesy of Susan McConnell Photography

There’s a brand new school in Barrington dedicated to teaching students of all ages how to create great photography and use digital media to perfect and publish images.  Barrington photographer, Susan McConnell, is launching a new branch of her business this week by unveiling her new Barrington photography school named Musée School of Photography and Digital […]

155. Barrington EATS: The Coolest Thing in the Kitchen

Post - Cucumber Slices

I look forward to this time of year for many reasons… the Fox River is open for boating, the days until the Barrington pool opens can be counted on our fingers, graduation parties, gardening and baseball punctuate the weekends, and at the grocery stores, the prices of cucumbers begin their steady descent to from over […]

154. Discover “Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift”


For the first time since publishing her children’s book, Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift 15 years ago, Tower Lakes author, Sheila Glazov, will have the honor of watching a musical rendition of the story brought to life on stage this Sunday night.  Performers with Lake Zurich’s Trilogy School of Performing Arts have prepared a special interpretation […]

153. Countryside School 5K & Fun Run for Walk On Farm

Countryside Cares Student Committee, Courtesy of Kelly Henry

Fourth and fifth graders at Countryside Elementary School have organized a community 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run this weekend and they’re asking us to lace up our running shoes to join them in raising money for Walk On Farm. Walk On Farm is a horseback riding center on Cuba Road in Barrington devoted to […]

152. Eat, Drink and be Booky with Hip New Social Club

Post - Eat, Drink and Be Booky

There’s a new book club in town that’s a little more social than serious—which is perfect if you’re a reader who likes to enjoy a cocktail or two over discussions of plot and symbolism. “LIT” is the name of the Barrington Area Library’s brand new social book club for adults designed to let you have […]

151. Barrington Women Share Mother’s Day Mom Advice

Post - Mother's Day - Suzanne Luby Advice

Today is my fourth Mother’s Day celebrating the holiday as a mom. I have three children, age three and under, and the one thing I know for sure is that I have A LOT to learn about raising kids.  How I wish there were a manual with all the answers and the best way to […]

150. Barrington EATS: Treat Your Mom’s Taste Buds

Minolta DSC

If you want to treat your mom to a special Mother’s Day brunch or dinner in Barrington this weekend, we’ve collected the details about some delicious dining options.  They include a wide range of international samplings you can try at local restaurants as well as two special recipes you can prepare for mom at home, […]

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