Barrington Health: Patient Breast-Cancer-Free After New 3-in-One Surgery

 Collaboration of three physicians means a happy and healthy woman back to her active lifestyle. “You have breast cancer.” Four words no one wants to hear. “When the doctor first told me, I was so overwhelmed and not processing the words at all,” explained breast cancer survivor Darlene McGurn, 63, wife, mother, personal trainer and Barrington resident. “It was the ... Read more...

Birds of Barrington with Wendy Paulson: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

 One of our local summer bird residents, despite its dazzling appearance, is so small it often goes unnoticed. Several times in June a quick movement has caught my eye and it has taken me a few seconds to realize that it was a ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilocus colubris) zooming through the flowers. Many bird enthusiasts maintain feeders for hummingbirds, filling them ... Read more...

Heinens 4PM Panic: Hot Italian Sausage Puff Pastry Bites with Sonoma & Monterey Red Wines

 It’s finally time for our living space to expand to the beautiful outdoors. Whether it’s a picnic at Ravinia or cocktails on the porch, summertime gatherings are all about the food and drinks. For this week’s Heinen’s 4PM Panic post, I’m sharing a quick and easy appetizer that pairs beautifully with Heinen’s featured red wines from Sonoma & Monterey. These little gems ... Read more...

Birds of Barrington with Wendy Paulson: Black-billed Cuckoo

 I probably would not have chosen the black-billed cuckoo (Coccyrus erythropthalmus) to profile in Birds of Barrington for some years (when I was running out of species!), as it’s a secretive bird, little known and seldom seen by most, even committed bird watchers. But this May I saw no fewer than five black-billed cuckoos, newly arrived from South America, in ... Read more...

Heinens 4PM Panic: Corn Fundido & the Perfect Paloma Cocktail

 Cinco De Mayo is right around the corner and Heinen’s Grocery is ready! This week’s Heinen’s “4PM Panic” post is a quick appetizer and cocktail for your family’s celebration. Have you ever been to Tall Boy Taco in Chicago?  It’s one of my favorite lunch spots just a block from my office. At Tall Boy Taco they serve a delicious ... Read more...

Spring Bird Spotting with Wendy Paulson

 Spring has sprung and it’s time to explore nature and discover wildlife with naturalist Wendy Paulson during her series of spring bird walks and hikes. Wendy authors Birds of Barrington, a monthly series at, and says all are welcome to join her as she shares details about many of the beautiful birds that live in the Barrington area. Wendy ... Read more...

Birds of Barrington with Wendy Paulson: A Kaleidoscope of Color

 Even with this relatively mild winter, local ponds and lakes have retained ice cover during January and February. But as March brings more days above freezing, the ice begins to vanish and, happily for those who watch birds, rafts of ducks appear on their way back to northern breeding grounds. Though many of these waterfowl are striking to look at, ... Read more...

VIDEO: BHS Dance Marathon Raises $14.4K for Miracle Network Families at Lurie Children’s Hospital

 A night of serious dancing pays off for Barrington High School students who surpassed their $10,000 fundraising goal by raising nearly $14,400 during their Miracle Network Dance Marathon Saturday. The money raised will support young patients fighting pediatric illness and their families at Chicago’s Lurie Children’s Hospital. About 200 students came out to Saturday’s Dance Marathon, which was organized by ... Read more...

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