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

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 6 to 10 p.m. on … Read more…

167. The Gentleman Farmer All Abuzz as Season Begins with Farm Tours and 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 be among the first to … Read more…

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

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 of Children’s Home + Aid, a … Read more…

100. Easy Spring Cleaning with Prairie Recycling Drive-Thru

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 attendees an easy way to … Read more…

96. Expand your Horizons with Travel House

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 use their own extensive travel … Read more…

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

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. Captain Stubing), retiring Hough parent … Read more…

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

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 convene National Catholic Schools week … Read more…

326. Baking Sisters Bring Comfort to JourneyCare Families

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 Kennedy, who passed away at … Read more…

275. Growing Cents of Style Sale Gives Back

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 to causes close to her … Read more…

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

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, near twin) Jack Train, a … Read more…

259. Alumni Legend Henry Paulson, Jr. to Speak at BHS on Sept. 25th

259. Alumni Legend Henry Paulson, Jr. to Speak at BHS on Sept. 25th

 Former Secretary of the Treasury, 1964 Barrington High School alumnus and current Barrington Hills resident, Henry Paulson, Jr., will speak at BHS on Thursday, September 25th at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets are available now but seating is limited. Paulson is honored as this year’s BHS Alumni Legend, and will be interviewed by Jack Train, his longtime friend and fellow BHS alumnus. Attendees will hear Paulson speak … Read more…

255. “We Are Carnival” – 28th Annual Grove Avenue School Carnival Opens Friday!

255. “We Are Carnival” – 28th Annual Grove Avenue School Carnival Opens Friday!

 What do the Super Shot, Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, 1001 Naughts, Swings and Windjammer have in common? They’re all awesome rides ready to thrill attendees of all ages at the Grove Avenue Carnival this weekend. This is your second-to-last chance to enjoy the Carnival, a fun-filled event that supports District 220 schools and offers a great time for the whole family, so come out and … Read more…

183. A Taste of UnCork Barrington’s 2014 Featured Wines

183. A Taste of UnCork Barrington’s 2014 Featured Wines

 With the 10th annual UnCork Barrington wine and food tasting event coming up on July 11th, we thought we’d share a closer look at this year’s featured wines and check the 10-day extended weather forecast for Barrington.  According to Weather.com, it looks like Mother Nature will be serving up sunny skies and a high of 80 degrees for Barrington’s most anticipated outdoor wine festival of … Read more…

172. #HeinensSundaySupper Week 4: Blue Family Father’s Day

172. #HeinensSundaySupper Week 4: Blue Family Father’s Day

 This year, I was lucky enough to share Father’s Day with two great dads: my father Pete, who was visiting from Duluth, Minnesota, and my husband Matt. These two amazing guys deserve to be celebrated, and what better way than to treat them to a delicious Sunday supper at home? Meals are the cornerstones of our gatherings, and we often spend days preparing time-honored family … Read more…

154. CrossFit and ChiroFit Team Up for Student Athletes

154. CrossFit and ChiroFit Team Up for Student Athletes

Calling all middle school, high school and college athletes: It’s time to get fit! ChiroFit chiropractor Dr. Dave Crosson and CrossFit Barrington co-owners/coaches Brian Niven and Chris Bluse have joined forces to create a new summer Athletic Enhancement program to help you improve your game – whatever that game may be. Their goal is to provide a structured, safe, and properly coached program that addresses the whole athlete.

All three coaches are former college athletes: Dr. Dave Crosson played basketball, and CrossFit Coaches and Co-Owners Brian Niven and Chris Bluse were Division 1 and professional lacrosse players. Their athletic and professional experiences equip them with an exceptional knowledge base, all of which they applied in the creation of this program.

Teen Session at CrossFit - Photographed by Julie Linnekin
Teen Session at CrossFit – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Dr. Crosson, who goes by “Dr. Dave” at ChiroFit, found CrossFit Barrington through a patient. He was immediately hooked on the diverse workouts, and has worked out there 5-6 days per week ever since. “In two years of working with CrossFit, I’ve personally seen more gains in strength and overall athletic ability than anywhere since I got out of college,” he says…

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