August 2012

229. Guess Where Mystery Photo Contest: Horsing Around

Post - United Way Horse Mystery Photo

I have a quick contest for you this week.  It’s another mystery photo that I took of one of the Barrington Area United Way’s horses stationed around town for the Roundup II gala horse auction coming up on Saturday, October 13th.  I tried to get an angle on this one so you’d have a few […]

228. Bob Lee’s “Ride for 3 Reasons” Send-off Celebration

Bob Lee on his "Ride for 3 Reasons"

He’s been planning his 2,000 mile bike ride for the past two-and-a-half years, and 70-year-old Barrington cyclist and cancer survivor, Bob Lee, says he’s finally ready to go!  Bob set his departure date for one week from today, next Wednesday, September 5th, when he’ll fly to Vancouver.  On Thursday, he’ll get on his bike in […]

227. Marketplace: Heinen’s First Week in Barrington

Post - Heinen's Produce Closeup

Hopefully you found some time over the weekend to drop by the new Heinen’s Fine Foods store in Barrington. This Wednesday will mark the Barrington store’s first full week in business. The parking lot has been full every day and local shoppers tell us they’re having fun getting acquainted with the new store’s many food […]

226. Open Houses in Barrington Sunday, August 26, 2012

Post - 150 Braymore - Front View

If you feel like checking out homes for sale in the Barrington area this weekend, there are about 20 open houses scheduled for tomorrow, Sunday, August 26th.  Our pick for one of the coolest houses open tomorrow is this brand new listing at 150 Braymore Court in Barrington’s Braymore Hills neighborhood where we’re welcoming visitors […]

225. Barrington Shoppers Flock to Heinen’s Opening Day

Post - Heien's First Shoppers

An excited crowd gathered outside the new Heinen’s Fine Foods store when they opened their doors for business in Barrington this week.  Alongside Barrington Village President, Karen Darch, the twin brothers who own the company, Jeff & Tom Heinen, each used a chopping block and a butcher knife to cut the ribbon before the grand […]

224. Learning Express Toys Closing & Consolidation Sale

Learning Express Toys Consolidation Sale

Learning Express Toys just announced they’re closing their store at Barrington’s Ice House Mall and merging the Barrington inventory into their Lake Zurich store, where sales are going strong.  For those of us who love and shop at the Barrington location, the news is a big old bummer.  But I spoke with the owner today […]

223. Marketplace: Kate Marker Opens Interior Design Showroom

Kate Marker in Her New Barrington Interior Design Showroom

Creating inspired spaces at home that could be featured on the cover of a magazine just got a whole lot easier in Barrington. Interior designer, Kate Marker, has opened a brand new design showroom on Cook Street. Her new storefront is bright, airy and open, inviting conversations about transforming tired rooms into spaces where you […]

222. Sneak Peek Inside the New Heinen’s Grocery Store

Birdseye View of Heinen's Barrington - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

It’s opening week for the new Heinen’s Fine Foods store in Barrington!  They’ll officially open for business at 10 a.m. this Wednesday, August 22nd.  Heinen’s teams have been hard at work, stocking shelves and getting ready for opening day.  We recently toured the store to share a preview of the new food shopping experience we’ll […]

221. 10,000 Monthly Visits Surpassed at

Post - 10,000

We recently reached a big goal here at Since I created this website and started publishing stories about people and places here in Barrington, we have hoped that one day our site traffic would grow to over 10,000 monthly visits. We picked that initial 10,000 target based on population statistics for the Barrington area. […]

220. Barrington EATS: School Lunch Life Savers

Post - Brian with His Lunchbox

Something big is happening in Barrington this coming Tuesday, August 21st. And if you can say what it is in the blink of an eye, this post is for you.  It’s the first day of school. Your days will no longer be punctuated by “when can we go to the pool?” “can you drive me […]

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