181. “Top Secret” Recipe to be Featured at UnCork Barrington

 Are you ready for the most heavenly cheese puffs you’ve ever tasted? And the most perfect wine pairings to accentuate and elevate their incredible flavor? If so, you’re in luck, because Wild Asparagus Catering will be featuring their “top secret” Famous Cheese Puffs to complement the full menu of food and wine selections available during this year’s Uncork Barrington event from ... Read more...

167. The Gentleman Farmer All Abuzz as Season Begins with Farm Tours and More

 This week’s rain may be putting a damper on our plans, but it’s a boon for The Gentleman Farmer’s spring and summer crops. The Barrington Hills farm, which sells its produce via Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, is just entering its fifth growing season–and it promises to be their best one yet. Spring veggies are ready for harvest, and you can ... Read more...

150. VIDEO: New $10M Early Childhood Education Center to Open in July

 The new Jerri Hoffmann Child + Family Center, an early childhood education facility serving infants through kindergartners, will open its doors in Carpentersville this July. The $10 million center is located on a beautiful seven-acre campus, which will accommodate 230 children from Carpentersville and surrounding areas, including families within the Barrington 220 school district. The new center is a project ... Read more...

100. Easy Spring Cleaning with Prairie Recycling Drive-Thru

 Has this wonderfully warm weather inspired you to do some spring cleaning? If so, you’re in luck: Today, Saturday, April 18, Prairie Middle School’s PTO will host a Recycling Drive-Thru to help area residents clear their closets, drawers, and garages of unwanted items. The event, which will take place at Prairie Middle School from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., will offer ... Read more...

96. Expand your Horizons with Travel House

 Spring has finally sprung, which means that summer travel is just around the corner. If you’re looking to plan a memorable family vacation, the options online can seem dizzying. The expert advisors at Travel House can help you find the best values, without sacrificing quality. Rather than spend time and money booking a trip sight unseen, let their seasoned advisors ... Read more...

35. Hough Street School Hosts 16th Annual Parents’ Time Out

  More than 160 parents, teachers and staff attended Hough Street School’s 16th annual Parents’ Time Out fundraiser at Makray Memorial Golf Club on Saturday, February 7. The nautical theme for the fun, casual night was “Come Sail Away,” and the event was emceed by Wendy Farley (a.k.a. Julie McCoy), Hough parent and Barrington School Board member, and Chris Cocoma (a.k.a. ... Read more...

15. Saint Anne Parish School to Kick-off Catholic Schools Week with Open House

 On Sunday, January 25, Saint Anne Parish School in Barrington will kick off a week of events commemorating National Catholic Schools week, which runs from January 25-31. The theme of this year’s annual celebration of Catholic education is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Saint Anne, which has served children from preschool through middle school since 1927, will ... Read more...

326. Baking Sisters Bring Comfort to JourneyCare Families

 When you walk into JourneyCare on Monday mornings, you’re greeted by the unmistakable scent of baked goods wafting from the kitchen. If you follow your nose, it will lead you to sisters Jennifer Kainz and Julie Baily, who bake their hearts out each week for hospice patients and their families. It’s their way of giving back while honoring their mom, Susan ... Read more...

275. Growing Cents of Style Sale Gives Back

 When Barrington resident Jenny Welsh first dreamed up Growing Cents of Style, her seasonal children’s consignment sales, she had no idea how large they would become. Once held in a tiny boutique, the twice-yearly sales now occupy an expansive warehouse and draw devoted customers from all over Chicagoland. As the sale grows, Jenny is delighted to give back more to the Barrington community–and ... Read more...

269. Former US Treasury Secretary Henry “Hank” Paulson Jr. Shares Lessons Learned

 On Thursday evening, with his 50th reunion approaching this weekend, Henry “Hank” Paulson, Jr. spoke to an auditorium filled with students and community members at Barrington High School. Paulson, a 1964 BHS graduate and the 74th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, was honored as this year’s Barrington 220 “Alumni Legend.” He was interviewed by his lifelong friend (and, many observed, ... Read more...

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