187. “Rock the Ride” Music Fest for Bob Lee’s “3 Reasons”

 This September, Barrington dad, grandfather, cancer survivor and avid cyclist, Bob Lee, will hop on his bike in Vancouver, Canada and ride 2,000 miles down the west coast, ending in Mexico.  Bob’s journey will be the third in a series of long distance rides, crossing a total of more than 12,000 miles and completing a philanthropic tour around the perimeter … Read more…

186. Barrington EATS: Hot Toppings for Your Diggity Dog

 Some of us may not be proud that the number one food consumed in America in July is hot dogs. But it’s true. 155 million alone will be consumed this upcoming weekend according to the National Hot Dog council. I much prefer eating healthier options, as I know many of you agree. But on an occasion like this, I say … Read more…

185. Barrington 4th of July Fest & Brat Tent – At a Glance

 The Fourth of July festivities begin in Barrington this Friday, June 29th, so get ready for the return of the Barrington Brat Tent, 4th of July Parade, great food, fun for families and live concerts over the next six days. The Brat Tent is all set up and ready to go for the six-day celebration and the schedule is packed … Read more…

184. Pop In to Help Teens at New Pop Up Art Gallery

 A Barrington artist opened a temporary a “Pop Up Gallery of Art” next door to the drive-through Starbucks on Northwest Highway in Barrington earlier this month. For the past four weeks, Janet Mamon has used the space to feature her art and host yoga classes, gong baths and Creative Journey workshops. And tonight, she’s giving back by hosting an art … Read more…

183. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 It’s Wednesday and we’re exactly one week away from the Fourth of July.  So I tried my best to pick a patriotic mystery photo for you this week. This one might be a little tricky, but can you guess where in Barrington I was when I took this picture? If you know where I was, just enter your guess in … Read more…

182. Barrington EATS with Biltmore Chef Mike Battaglia

 If you’ve read my blogs, you know that I often refer to cooking as a sport.  I recently met Mike Battaglia, the Executive Chef at Biltmore Golf, Beach & Tennis Club in North Barrington, and I’m telling you he is a player. Major Leagues. The kind who is always in the game, covering the whole field and going above and … Read more…

181. Toad the Wet Sprocket at South Barrington Arboretum Music Fest

 Anyone up for a FREE music festival this weekend?  Prepare to flash back to the 90’s because Toad the Wet Sprocket is one of ten bands performing at the Arboretum of South Barrington’s two-day Block Party and Music Fest, which starts at noon tomorrow. There’s a great lineup of performers for both Saturday and Sunday, but the headlining band is … Read more…

180. Ride Hogwarts Express & Tour the Train Lady’s Railway Gardens

 The Train Lady is opening the doors of her private property tomorrow, June 23rd, to let the public view her amazing train garden railways and she has some exciting new highlights planned for this year. If you’ve never seen her gardens, you do not want to miss this awesome opportunity to experience something really special and only found right here … Read more…

179. Find Fresh Foods at the Barrington Farmers Market

 The Barrington Farmers Market returns for its 12th season today and that means our kitchens will soon be stocked with some of the freshest produce and treats you can find here in Barrington. It’s also a great excuse to share this almost edible image captured by local photographer, Anthony Tortoriello. Go ahead, take a bite! There’s a great lineup of … Read more…

178. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 It’s Wednesday and that means it’s game day here at 365Barrington.com. We have a new “Guess Where Wednesday” mystery photo for you today. All you have to do is guess where in Barrington I was when I took this picture to win a prize. If you know where I was, just enter your guess in the comments box below. The … Read more…