12. Band Together “Give it Up for 220” Music Fest

 Mark your calendars for a brand new music festival happening at Wool Street in Barrington this February.  It’s called the Band Together Music Fest and will feature performances by six bands which include members who are students, alums or have other connections to Barrington District 220 schools. The fest will begin at 5 p.m. at Wool Street Grill & Sports ... Read more...

11. Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure 2013

 What’s long and green and wears snowshoes in Barrington?  You guessed it! It’s the Smart Farm’s Frozen Zucchini mascot who will be making his big appearance in Barrington this weekend for the Smart Farm’s third Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure, which starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, January 27th, at Citizens Park. No experience is necessary to take part in ... Read more...

8. Skunk School with Citizens for Conservation

 It’s a burning question that’s been nagging naturalists for ages: “Why Can’t We Be Friends” with the skunks, raccoons, possums, bats, groundhogs and other critters living in our midst? Citizens for Conservation in Barrington is challenging us to answer that question after attending an upcoming session on skunks and their critter buddies led by a local wildlife expert at the ... Read more...

7. Second City to Perform for Dash to Cure Diabetes

 It’s January and it’s cold, but the winter weather is no match for a little fun and humor in the name of a great cause.  Mark your calendars because Second City’s company of touring comedians is making a pit stop at Barrington High School to perform the night of Friday, January 25th. Second City’s touring performers group is known for ... Read more...

6. Have a “Hot Night in Havana” for Hands of Hope

 It may be icy and cold in Barrington this week, but party planners are preparing for a steamy scene at Hot Night in Havana, an event coming up later this month in the Wickstrom Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram showroom on Northwest Highway.  This party is all about heating things up in the heart of winter, but its larger purpose is ... Read more...

357. Dance through the Decades for Hospice with Libido Funk Circus

 As you break out those new 2013 day planners for the new year, turn to the page to February 16th and write down this event:  Dancing through the Decades for Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeast Illinois with Libido Funk Circus. This is an incredibly fun band to see live and you can plan on reliving the 60’s, 70’s and ... Read more...

290. Village of Barrington Toys for Tots Collection

 If you’d like to put Christmas gifts under the tree for kids whose parents can’t afford presents this year, it’s easily done. The Village of Barrington is helping the United States Marine Corps.’ Toys for Tots campaign by collecting toy donations during the community’s tree lighting celebration this Saturday. If you’d like to donate a new, unwrapped toy to the ... Read more...

280. Salvation Army Red Kettle Ringers Return to Barrington

 A holiday tradition that dates back to 1891 has returned to Barrington and, if you’ve been to Jewel-Osco lately, you’ve probably heard those bells a-ringing. Douglas Powell is one of many bell ringers you’ll find this year manning Salvation Army Red Kettle stations and collecting donations outside the Barrington Jewel.  “The people I meet here at Jewel are nice.  They ... Read more...

249. Two Barrington Women Ride the Coast with Bob Lee

 I just discovered the best way reach a 70-year-old guy riding his bike 2,000 miles down the west coast to raise $1,000,000.  Pick up the phone and call his cell number!  I was shocked when I heard a couple of ring tones and then a live voice on the other end of the line.  “Bob Lee”, he answered, as though ... Read more...

228. Bob Lee’s “Ride for 3 Reasons” Send-off Celebration

 He’s been planning his 2,000 mile bike ride for the past two-and-a-half years, and 70-year-old Barrington cyclist and cancer survivor, Bob Lee, says he’s finally ready to go!  Bob set his departure date for one week from today, next Wednesday, September 5th, when he’ll fly to Vancouver.  On Thursday, he’ll get on his bike in the center of the city, ... Read more...

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