331. Five Reasons to Beat the Holiday Heft with CrossFit Barrington

 Each holiday season, many of us start off with the best of intentions: just one appetizer, one drink, or one sweet at any given event. But it’s all so delicious, and the company’s so delightful…and pretty soon we’ve lost our resolve for good. But what if we strengthened our resolve instead of losing it? This year can be different, according ... Read more...

295. Holiday Inspiration Awaits at TT Patton

 If you stroll by TT Patton’s display window on Station Street, you’ll see holiday cards adorning the secretary. Some are engraved, others letterpress, but all are works of art as unique as a custom-printed snowflake. Owner Theresa Patton isn’t trying to alarm you—she knows it’s mid-November—but now is the time to start thinking about the season just around the corner. After ... Read more...

264. Onion Pub & Brewery Business is Expanding, Hopping, (and Squirming)

 The Onion Pub & Brewery is breaking ground this week on a 5,000 square foot addition to expand their brewing operations. They’ll add additional warehouse and cold storage to the existing brewery, along with a bottling line to package their limited release beers and an IPA.  This expansion coincides with the Onion’s Pub & Brewery’s busiest time of the year. ... Read more...

227. Barrington Wardrobe Consultants Unveil W by Worth’s Winter Line

 If you want to rev up your fall and winter wardrobe but don’t have hours to spend at the department store or searching websites, two Barrington women are providing a simple shopping solution that will save you time as you update your style for each season. Four times a year, Mary Dale and Sarah Cuthberson receive the latest collection created ... Read more...

178. Marketplace: Bella Muri Artist Dazzles with Decorative Finishes for Every Surface

 There’s an artist in Barrington named Melissa Loutos who specializes in transforming walls into works of art.  Her business is called Bella Muri, which translates to “Beautiful Walls” in Italian and she has been perfecting her technique in decorative painting and refinishing surfaces for the past 17 years. “My customer’s home is my muse and making their home truly reflect ... Read more...

158. Meatheads Burgers: Behind the Scenes Before Opening Day

 Meatheads Burgers & Fries will open the company’s 12th restaurant at 11 a.m. this Monday, July 22nd, in Barrington. They took great care in hiring and training about 30 new employees from the area to run Barrington’s restaurant and have been working overtime to prepare them for Monday’s grand opening. They’re cooking up a storm over at Meatheads Barrington as ... Read more...

153. Heinen’s Summer Grilling, Part 3: Crazy About Kabobs

 Nothing says easy summer grilling quite like burgers, brats and hot dogs. But after the 4th of July festivities and the season’s first family cookouts, if you’re like me, you’re ready to think outside the bun. This weekend, we hosted a 2nd birthday party for our son and I hit Heinen’s Fine Foods in search of something different, delicious and ... Read more...

145. Barrington 4th of July Fireworks, Behind the Scenes

 The weather cooperated, giving us a beautiful night for watching this year’s Barrington fireworks display from the front lawn at Barrington High School. And we have new appreciation for this annual tradition after meeting committed volunteers and the pyrotechnics team in charge of the display at the staging area for Barrington’s fireworks this 4th of July. Did you know that ... Read more...

133. Summer Grilling: Dinner in Minutes for Your Family

 Those lazy days of summer are here and, when it comes to cooking dinner for your family, there’s nothing like keeping it easy this time of year.  Our friends at Heinen’s Fine Foods in Barrington are all about finding creative ways to bring delicious meals to our tables without spending hours in the kitchen.  With Heinen’s help, we’ve produced a ... Read more...

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