MS Moda Bridal Salon Celebrates Valentine’s Day Grand Opening on Cook Street

MS Moda Bridal Salon Celebrates Valentine’s Day Grand Opening on Cook Street

 Love is definitely in the air on Cook Street with this week’s Valentine’s Day grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting at Barrington’s newest bridal salon! MS Moda has just opened for business in the historic property at 209 South Cook Street. A celebrated European manufacturer of wedding gowns, MS Moda’s new downtown Barrington location is their only showroom open to the public in the U.S. … Read more…

Introducing #LoveBarrington | Barrington 220 Chinese Immersion Program Kicks Off List of Favorite Things

Introducing #LoveBarrington | Barrington 220 Chinese Immersion Program Kicks Off List of Favorite Things

 How do we love thee, Barrington? Help us count the ways! We’re kicking off a new series this Valentine’s Day week called #LoveBarrington. We’re inviting readers (that’s YOU!) to share favorite things about living here in the Barrington area so stay tuned for new additions to the list. We’re starting things off with a piece written by Barrington mom-of-two and 1996 BHS graduate, Casey Handal … Read more…

Celebrate Citrus Season at Heinen’s Zest Fest

Celebrate Citrus Season at Heinen’s Zest Fest

 Dreaming of more sunshine and the return of spring in Barrington? Heinen’s Grocery is inviting us all to come “taste the sun” at Zest Fest, featuring special tastings to celebrate the return of citrus season! Presented by Heinen’s Grocery and Melissa’s Produce, Zest Fest is happening at Heinen’s in Barrington from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, February 18th & 19th AND … Read more…

The Garlands Presents | A Live Staged Adaptation of “His Girl Friday”

The Garlands Presents | A Live Staged Adaptation of “His Girl Friday”

 All are welcome to come and see a live staged adaptation of the classic Hollywood 1940’s screwball comedy “His Girl Friday” at the Garlands of Barrington Performing Arts Center. The performance will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 19th, and tickets include a casual dinner for a fun and festive night of local theater. Photo Caption: Northwest suburban cast members of “His Girl Friday” … Read more…

February’s Featured Nonprofit | How Let It Be Us Brings Hope to Children in Foster Care

February’s Featured Nonprofit | How Let It Be Us Brings Hope to Children in Foster Care

 It’s the first day of February and we are excited to introduce you to our featured nonprofit of the month! Have you heard about the success Barrington’s own Let It Be Us is having in Illinois? The 2-year-old nonprofit is working tirelessly to find parents for children in the state’s foster care system. For those children who are waiting for families, Let It Be Us … Read more…

Advocate Health Debuts New Website Celebrating Nurses

Advocate Health Debuts New Website Celebrating Nurses

 Advocate Health just launched a new website at AdvocateNurse.com devoted to celebrating and supporting its nurses. What a special way to honor the men & women who are such a treasured source of knowledge and comfort in the medical setting! In addition to reaching out to the nursing community, Advocate’s new website and corresponding campaigns offer us all an opportunity to join the conversation about … Read more…

Hikers Tour Rare Gravel Hill Prairie on Private Barrington Hills Property

Hikers Tour Rare Gravel Hill Prairie on Private Barrington Hills Property

 L.L. Bean and The Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT) recently sponsored a weekend winter hike, offering area residents and families a close-up look at a gravel hill prairie, right in Barrington’s back yard. Gravel hill prairies are island-like patches of prairie vegetation occurring on otherwise wooded steep slopes that face south or southwest. This type of hill prairie is very rare, with only a handful … Read more…

Village of Barrington Announces “101 West,” New Luxury Apartment Complex in the Village Center

Village of Barrington Announces “101 West,” New Luxury Apartment Complex in the Village Center

 A brand new luxury residential development is coming to downtown Barrington and construction just started this week! The Village of Barrington announced that in early 2018, the former ADCO site (southwest corner of North Hough Street and Liberty Street between the McGrath Volvo dealership and Paul’s Burritos) will be the new home to 101 West, a beautiful, 64-unit apartment community. The low-profile, 3- and 4-story … Read more…

Local Residents Share Why They Joined the Women’s March on Chicago

Local Residents Share Why They Joined the Women’s March on Chicago

 An estimated 250,000 people gathered for Saturday’s Women’s March on Chicago joining millions who participated worldwide. Judging by updates we saw on social media, there were a number of Barrington area residents who took part in this unprecedented show of global solidarity. As someone with close friends and relatives who supported different candidates in our presidential election, I am intimately aware of the strong feelings … Read more…

NoonDaily | A Quick Trip Around Town

NoonDaily | A Quick Trip Around Town

 For today’s NoonDaily Update, we’re taking you on a quick trip around town with updates from Barrington area restaurants and businesses, including favorite menu items, home decor & fashion inspiration PLUS a new kids’ yoga class that starts today! Come along and check it out… Can you match the photos with their captions below? 1. Savory Salads | Did you know we make our Caesar … Read more…

Community Rallies Behind Barrington Family After Boy Dies in Weekend Bike Accident

Community Rallies Behind Barrington Family After Boy Dies in Weekend Bike Accident

 The Barrington community is stepping up to lift a local family coping with the sudden loss of their 12-year-old son and brother. Station Middle School 7th grader Johnathan “Jak” Kallas died Saturday after suffering a head injury while biking with friends near Citizens Park. Donations to a GoFundMe page created Monday by Jak’s father Kevin reached nearly $25,000 in the first 12 hours with close to … Read more…