365Barrington.com http://365barrington.com Things to do in Barrington, Illinois Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:30:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 224. Take a kid-friendly tour of the renovated library http://365barrington.com/2014/08/01/224-take-kid-friendly-tour-renovated-library/ http://365barrington.com/2014/08/01/224-take-kid-friendly-tour-renovated-library/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:30:05 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=186841 When I knew the library was going to be taking over 365 Barrington for a few days, I kept trying to think of something we could contribute that wouldn’t just be the same old blog post. It only took a walk down the stairs and into the kids’ department to make me realize what that […]

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When I knew the library was going to be taking over 365 Barrington for a few days, I kept trying to think of something we could contribute that wouldn’t just be the same old blog post. It only took a walk down the stairs and into the kids’ department to make me realize what that could be.

The children who visit the library every day really, REALLY brighten our world. From the tiniest toddler dancing in story time or playing in the Digital Pond, to the cool kids making spaceships and sports cars out of the Imagination Playground blocks, to the budding artists drawing on the chalkboard or blowing our minds with a stop-motion animated film using the Light Bright Wall – well, you get the idea! What amazes me is that the kids never need any prompting from the staff. We provide the space, the tools, the comfort zone where kids are free to explore and imagine, and their minds and hearts do the rest.

So, rather than just another blog post, here’s something special we created just for 365 Barrington – a kid’s-eye video tour of the new Youth Services department at the library! I got to spend a few happy hours editing this footage that our staff took all week, and it’s rare that I smile and laugh that much sitting at my desk. I hope it makes you smile, too, and, if you haven’t brought your children over to visit our new library, I hope this will inspire you to do so.

Sit back, relax, and take a tour with the friendliest kids in town! You can learn more about the kids’ department by visiting their special part of our website: www.balibrary.org/kids. Thank you to all the children, parents and caregivers who worked with us to make the video.

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223. The Best-Kept (Business) Secret in Barrington http://365barrington.com/2014/08/01/223-best-kept-business-secret-barrington/ http://365barrington.com/2014/08/01/223-best-kept-business-secret-barrington/#comments Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:00:45 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=186803 Barbara Alvarez is the Business Liaison Librarian at the Barrington Area Library.When I am out and about in the community, I’m occasionally stunned (maybe depressed is a better word) by what people don’t know about the Barrington Area Library. They don’t know we offer free e-books and e-audiobooks, along with free-to-download music, magazines, and streaming movies and TV shows. They don’t  realize that librarians are professionals […]

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When I am out and about in the community, I’m occasionally stunned (maybe depressed is a better word) by what people don’t know about the Barrington Area Library. They don’t know we offer free e-books and e-audiobooks, along with free-to-download music, magazines, and streaming movies and TV shows. They don’t  realize that librarians are professionals with Masters degrees in Library and Information Science, who know about books, yes, but who also know about technology, research, genealogy, programming languages, graphic design, social media, 3D printing, and all kinds of cool stuff.

They also may not know that the library has unique and professional services for the business community, entrepreneurs, and job seekers. In short, they don’t know about Business Liaison Librarian Barbara Alvarez!

Barbara is a vivacious, dynamic coworker and librarian (and, she has one of the best laughs I’ve ever heard), and I want to spread the word about her and the great work she is doing, so here’s a little mini-interview to introduce her to the community.

Barbara Alvarez is the Business Liaison Librarian at the Barrington Area Library.

Barbara Alvarez is the Business Liaison Librarian at the Barrington Area Library. Here she is, showing off some of the cool, new tech-enabled work booths in the library’s Business Lounge.

Karen: Tell me about your library education and how long you’ve been at the Barrington Area Library.

Barbara: I received my Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois- Urbana/Champaign in May 2012. While I was in graduate school, I was an Assistant Librarian in the Youth Services Department at the Barrington Area Library. Since June 2013, I have been in the Adult Services Department.

Karen: So, what exactly is a Business Liaison Librarian?

Barbara: A Business Liaison Librarian connects business owners, employees, and job seekers with valuable library resources. So this means that I design and deliver specialized classes, curriculum, online resources, and research assistance to the Barrington business community. Whether you are a local business owner wondering how your company measures up to an industry or a job seeker looking to create a targeted networking list, the Barrington Area Library has something for all your business needs.

As a liaison, I am involved in the local Barrington business community through committees, networking events including Chamber of Commerce events, and classes that I teach. I am also available for speaking engagements about library resources available to your business or organization with a Barrington library card.

Karen: Tell me about the library’s business videos.

Barbara: The “Business: It’s Better in Barrington” video series is one of my favorite parts of my job! My colleague Ashley Brooke Sero and I record, edit, and publish videos for local Barrington businesses that want to tell their unique business story. It’s an opportunity for me to connect with local business owners, learn about their business, and share it with the rest of the Barrington community. To date, there are 18 videos in the series with more to come! You can view the videos on the library website or search for them online. (Karen: Ashley also works in the Adult Services department as an Assistant Librarian. Another of Ashley’s fun job duties is helping us set up exhibits in the Gallery in the Library.)

Screenshot of the Barrington Area Library website featuring short videos about local businesses. Currently featured is Calibre Coffee.

Screenshot of the Barrington Area Library website featuring short videos about local businesses. Currently featured is Calibre Coffee.

Karen: What kinds of assistance can you give to job seekers?

Barbara: The amount of useful resources that the Barrington Area Library has for job seekers is truly amazing and I love the opportunity to share them. In addition to teaching a class twice a month at The Career Place and occasional classes here, I also am available for one-on-one appointments at the library. We have resources that allow job seekers to create targeted company lists, find out the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that face an industry or company, learn about competitors, and even get their resumes and cover letters reviewed in 24 hours! All you need is a Barrington Area Library card.

Business Liaison Librarian Barbara Alvarez is ready to welcome you to the new Conference Room in the library's Business & Technology Center.

Business Liaison Librarian Barbara Alvarez is ready to welcome you to the new Conference Room in the library’s Business & Technology Center.

Karen: What free library programs are coming in the next few weeks that might be of interest to local business people and job seekers?

Barbara: Definitely check out Content Marketing: Today’s Key to Getting Found on the Internet on Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 PM (use the link to register).

If you want to learn how to get your presentations and research noticed, attend a hands-on training class on creating Infographics on Tuesday, August 26 at 7:00 PM. Make sure to check our newsletter and calendar for a lot of upcoming business classes and workshops this fall.


So, that’s a little bit about our best-kept business secret at the library – who I hope will be a secret no more after publishing this post! Another great place to keep in touch with what Barbara is doing is to read her business blog posts on the library website, which often include her recommendations on the newest and best business books. Whether you’re a small business owner, budding entrepreneur, job seeker, or someone making a career transition, please connect with Barbara and learn about the many ways the Barrington Area Library can help you.

Barbara Alvarez is the Business Liaison Librarian at the Barrington Area Library. Barbara connects business owners, professionals, and job seekers with valuable library resources. When she’s not working with the business community, you can find her trying new recipes (she just learned how to make strawberry jam!) and finding fun antiques at resale shops. She is currently reading Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull. Contact her at balvarez@balibrary.org or 847.382.1300 x 3070

 

 

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222. Get Growing: Barrington Farmer’s Market Etiquette http://365barrington.com/2014/07/31/222-barrington-farmers-market-etiquette-gentleman-farmer/ http://365barrington.com/2014/07/31/222-barrington-farmers-market-etiquette-gentleman-farmer/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:52:59 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=186809 Post - Gentleman Farmer - 1The season’s brightest colors are starting to emerge as produce like freshly harvested tomatoes, red spring onions and peppers return to the Barrington Farmer’s Market.  The 2014 market is open from 2 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October 16th.  Be sure to stop by and say hi to Barrington’s own Dominic & Jessica Green […]

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The season’s brightest colors are starting to emerge as produce like freshly harvested tomatoes, red spring onions and peppers return to the Barrington Farmer’s Market.  The 2014 market is open from 2 to 7 p.m. every Thursday through October 16th.  Be sure to stop by and say hi to Barrington’s own Dominic & Jessica Green of The Gentleman Farmer when you’re there.  For the latest in her “Get Growing” series about farming, food and family, Jessica’s sharing a few tips for finding the freshest produce while practicing perfect etiquette at Barrington’s market.

The Gentleman Farmer's  Jessica Green on Gardening, Farming, Food and Family

The Gentleman Farmer’s Jessica Green on Farming, Food and Family

 

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Barrington Farmer’s Market Etiquette

by Jessica Green, Mother-of-two and Co-Founder of The Gentleman Farmer

There is absolutely nothing like the energy at a farmer’s market! A community coming together to support it’s local vendors is always so much fun, but for a first time market go-er, it can also be a bit intimidating. Don’t let this keep you from enjoying the fun.

Fresh Produce from The Gentleman Farmer at the Barrington Farmer's Market

Fresh Produce from The Gentleman Farmer at the Barrington Farmer’s Market

Here are a few ideas to keep in mind while you shop:

The Early Bird Gets the Best Produce.
The best and freshest produce will be available at the beginning of the market. Many of your farmer’s have harvested their produce either the day before market, or that very morning. You will be getting the freshest choices when you arrive at the very beginning of the market. Some farmers have refrigerated trucks, others have coolers to keep their greens from wilting, but no matter what method, your best bet for having the finest of picks is to arrive early.

Gentleman Farmer - 3To Haggle or not to Haggle?
A friend of mine posted on Facebook how disappointed she was that a farmer at her market wasn’t willing to haggle. There are mixed thoughts on haggling. From a producer’s perspective, if a farmer is going to offer a deal, it is likely that he or she will offer it outright and market it from the beginning of the day. Often Dominic will offer a “three-fer” or “two-fer”. While the prices at the market are generally higher than those at the grocery stores, there is a reason for that. Your local farmer’s have a smaller production team, have less quantity and often better quality and you have the ability to speak directly to your farmer to know and understand how your veggies have been grown. These farmers are hard working and price their produce competitively based on what the going rates are, so as not to undersell or oversell any product or fellow vendor. The best time of day, should you feel so inclined to go for a bargain, is to do so at the end of the day, right before closing.

Look first, then, point to the produce you would like.
As the first tomatoes, eggplants, cucumbers and zucchinis are beginning to come off the vine and into the markets, I am always mindful about how I handle these delicate fruits and veggies. In Europe and many corner produce stores in Manhattan, it is commonly understood that you point to the fruit or veggies you would like to purchase and the vendor will handle/bag it for you. I have known many a farmer to bite the inside of his cheeks while his customers poke and prod his prizewinning heirloom tomatoes only to walk away without buying anything. The more the fruit and veggies are handled the more their integrity is at risk. Always ask the farmer to handle the produce, or ask for his/her opinion on which is the best for you for what you are looking, or wait until the farmer offers for you to choose for yourself.

Fresh Produce from The Gentleman Farmer at the Barrington Farmer's Market

Fresh Produce from The Gentleman Farmer at the Barrington Farmer’s Market

BYOBag.
Not only is it helpful to the farmer, it is also helpful to the Earth to bring your own waterproof or cooler bag to the market. If you are planning to stay awhile and browse or venture on to cruise night after your shop, you will most definitely need to keep your veggies cool. Whole Foods sells great insulated cooler bags, but anything waterproof and insulated will do. Just be sure it’s large enough! Also bringing small plastic veggie bags will help to separate the greens from the other goodies you buy at the market and keep them dry.

Small bills please.
While there are some larger, more established or permanent markets that might have vendors which can manage large bills, most vendors are equipped to give change for denominations of $20 or less. That’s not to say we can’t manage a $50 or a $100 here or there, but smaller bills are always appreciated with thanks!

Get to know your farmer; and do come back!
Most farmers really enjoy market days because it’s their time to shine, share their harvests with their customers and exchange ideas on recipes, suggestions on how to grow and thoughts on the food movement. Do take the time to introduce yourself to your farmer and don’t hesitate to suggest ideas on what to grow next season. We are always interested in what our customers are looking for!

For some fun summer reading dig into Blithe Tomato, a book by Mike Madison (brother to Deborah Madison, local food chef and slow food movement activist) where, in a series of essays and vignettes, he keenly observes with a sly wit the characters who make our food and the energy surrounding one of the fastest growing movements in America: Farmer’s Markets!

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Photo by Christina Noël

The Gentleman Farmer Family – Photo by Christina Noël

About the Author

Jessica Green and her husband Dominic run The Gentleman Farmer, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program from their family farm in Barrington Hills.

You’ll find the Greens selling their freshest fruits and veggies at the Barrington Farmers Market on Thursdays each week from 2 to 7 p.m.

When they’re not working on the farm, Jessica and Dominic keep busy looking after their two young boys, Henry and Oliver.

For more information about Jessica and Dominic’s efforts in local and sustainable farming, visit Gentleman-Farmer.com.

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221. Barrington: Prepare to Meet Your Maker(Lab)! http://365barrington.com/2014/07/29/221-barrington-prepare-meet-makerlab/ http://365barrington.com/2014/07/29/221-barrington-prepare-meet-makerlab/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:55:26 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=186782 Meet Digital Services Manager Mike Campagna in the library's new MakerLabThe Barrington Area Library is “taking over” 365 Barrington this week, (with permission from Liz Luby!) and I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to tell you about some of the very new spaces and services we’re offering, now that our 14 month renovation project is complete. One of these new spaces just opened […]

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The Barrington Area Library is “taking over” 365 Barrington this week, (with permission from Liz Luby!) and I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to tell you about some of the very new spaces and services we’re offering, now that our 14 month renovation project is complete. One of these new spaces just opened to the public last week – the new MakerLab.

You may have heard the terms makerspace, fab lab, hackerspace – they are all shorthand for the same concept. Wikipedia says a MakerLab “is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art; can meet, socialize and collaborate.” Makerspaces are popping up in communities all over the world, and given the very active arts/creative environment here in Barrington, it seemed like a natural fit. Why the library? Why not? We’re open seven days a week, and we have helpful and tech-savvy staff. We are already a place where Barrington residents come to meet, in our meeting rooms, study rooms, media:scapes and Zimmerman Smart Room. We’re already a place where the community comes to create – we’ve had a digital media lab for years, and now we have two – Studio 1 for teens/adults, Studio Kids for children. The MakerLab brings the creating and the collaborating together.

Paul was one of the first library patrons to try the 3D printer in our new MakerLab! He was making an owl for his sister - how sweet is that? Photo courtesy of the Barrington Area Library.

Paul was one of the first library patrons to try the 3D printer in our new MakerLab! He was making an owl for his sister – how sweet is that? Photo courtesy of the Barrington Area Library.

I could tell you about all of these things, but I’d rather let a real expert tell you – Mike Campagna, our Digital Services Manager. Many of you will recognize Mike from his years as a Youth Services Librarian. Mike was so good at teaching kids and teens about all things technology-related that when we needed someone to take charge of our many online, digital, technology-driven resources and services, we were happy to bring Mike over to the Administrative side of the house.  Mike was instrumental in setting up the new MakerLab, so I asked him some questions about the lab and what our customers can expect to find when they visit.

Meet Digital Services Manager Mike Campagna in the library's new MakerLab

Meet Digital Services Manager Mike Campagna in the library’s new MakerLab. Mike loves sports, music, art, and developing new skills. His favorite part of working at the Barrington Area Library is collaborating with the staff to introduce new spaces and services. Photo courtesy of the Barrington Area Library.

 

Karen:   Why did the library decide to build a MakerLab?

Mike: The act of “making” requires a great blend of imagination, problem solving, and hands-on learning. The library wanted to provide a space for Barrington Area Library cardholders to enhance those skills and also to expand on the concept of the library as a place merely to consume information and include options for people who want to work on new projects, independently or collaboratively, and produce something new.

Karen: Tell me more about some of the equipment in the MakerLab.

Mike: We have a wide range of equipment in the MakerLab. The machines you are likely to notice first are our two MakerBot Replicator Mini 3D printers. These machines are part of the newest fifth generation from MakerBot. Patrons can design their own 3D files in free programs like Tinkercad or Google Sketchup, or they can download a file from Thingiverse and print on demand.

Another exciting piece of equipment is our Silhouette Cameo. The Cameo is an extremely versatile cutting machine that can be used to cut out personalized stickers, stencils, or intricate scrapbook designs, to name a few projects. (Karen: We already have kids visiting the library who call the MakerLab “the Sticker Room,” so clearly they have heard about the Cameo!)

The last machine we have is our Full Spectrum laser cutter. This machine works similarly to the Silhouette Cameo, but can cut more rigid materials like acrylic and bamboo. The laser cutter is our most advanced piece of equipment, so we are going to have programs during which a librarian will be on hand for supervision and guidance.

Karen: What are the MakerKits?

Mike: MakerKits are a great way for Barrington Area Library cardholders to begin tinkering in the MakerLab. They feature hardware to support a range of technical abilities and can be checked out for use within the MakerLab for up to 2 hours.

The MakerKits vary from high tech kits like a Raspberry Pi (a computer you can hold in the palm of your hand) to equipment that doesn’t require any technology, like the knit & crochet MakerKit. We like when patrons pair the high tech kits with the analog kits to make cool creations. One of our favorite combinations is our littleBits circuits MakerKit paired with Strawbees, a kit that uses plastic pieces to connect drinking straws together.

 

Not all MakerLab projects are high tech! Emma stopped by this week to work on a very complex Rainbow Loom project: making a backpack.

Not all MakerLab projects are high tech! Emma stopped by this week to work on a very complex Rainbow Loom project: making a backpack. Photo courtesy of the Barrington Area Library.

Karen: Can you give me some examples of projects people might create in the MakerLab?

Mike: We have already seen a hand that waves hello when a button is pressed, a remote controlled car, and 3D printed bracelets as well as bracelets that were made on the library’s Rainbow Loom.

We don’t want anyone to be intimidated by the MakerLab, so we have linked out to project ideas for the 3D printers, Silhouette Cameo, & all of the MakerKits. Some ideas include building a digital camera, programming a robot, creating a 3D selfie, or knitting a coaster. Project ideas can be found on our MakerLab web page.

Karen: Who can use the MakerLab at the Barrington Area Library?

Mike: The MakerLab can be used by a wide variety of ages provided you have a Barrington Area Library card. We want adults, teens, & kids to come in and work on projects. Even if you don’t have aspirations to switch careers to become an engineer or the next big artist on Etsy, the MakerLab can still bring out new skills & provide hours of fun with friends, not to mention lead to some pretty cool projects.

Children 8 years old and under need an adult with them to supervise and there are also a few age requirements for the MakerKits. Please see the webpage for more guidance.


So, that’s a brief introduction to the newest, coolest space at the Barrington Area Library, the MakerLab. When you receive our fall newsletter next month, look for the page called “Maker Mondays” and sign up for classes like “Meet the 3D Printer,” “3D Modeling,” and “Laser-Etched Jewelry.” Speaking of jewelry, check out these awesome earring charms Librarian Gwyneth Stupar made as a test project in the MakerLab:

Designing and "printing" your own jewelry is just one project you can try in the library's new MakerLab

Designing and “printing” your own jewelry is just one project you can try in the library’s new MakerLab

Those earrings have the Barrington Area Library written all over them. :) What will YOU make in the MakerLab? All you need is your imagination and your Barrington Area Library card!

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220. The Dog Days of Summer – the paws that refresh http://365barrington.com/2014/07/28/220-dog-days-summer/ http://365barrington.com/2014/07/28/220-dog-days-summer/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:18:08 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=186752 The 9th Annual Children's Dog Show takes place on Wednesday, July 30, at the Barrington Park DistrictThey say every dog has his day and this Wednesday, July 30, here in Barrington, that is literally true! It’s the 9th Annual Children’s Dog Show, sponsored by the Barrington Park District. Kids + Dogs = if that doesn’t sound like a recipe for a heaping helping of adorable, I don’t know what does!   […]

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They say every dog has his day and this Wednesday, July 30, here in Barrington, that is literally true! It’s the 9th Annual Children’s Dog Show, sponsored by the Barrington Park District. Kids + Dogs = if that doesn’t sound like a recipe for a heaping helping of adorable, I don’t know what does!

The 9th Annual Children's Dog Show takes place on Wednesday, July 30, at the Barrington Park District.

The 9th Annual Children’s Dog Show takes place on Wednesday, July 30, at the Barrington Park District.

 

The show is open to kids and teens from 2-16 years of age. Pre-registration is required ($5 fee) but being a pedigreed dog is not – this show is open to all dogs who want to put their best paws forward. The Barrington Park District’s Children’s Dog Show includes prizes in a variety of categories, and all participants will receive a “doggie bag.” Dogs must be leashed in order to participate in the show. Sounds like a really fun opportunity for kids to get together to show off their furry friends. Plus it takes place in Citizens Park, one of Barrington’s most beautiful, wide open (and pet-friendly) spaces. Show time is 5:45-6:45 p.m. Registration is limited, so use that link and register today! Let us know if your dog takes home a prize!

The Barrington Park District once again hosts this family-favorite summer event, now going into its ninth year!

The Barrington Park District once again hosts this family-favorite summer event, now going into its ninth year!

 

Since this week is the Library Takeover of 365 Barrington, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention some of our own dog-related paws-sibilities (sorry!) this summer. I’m a sucker for four furry feet and a wagging tail, so when it came time to plan our grand reopening in June, I thought: “What will keep ME and our many guests calm that day?” Answer: TDI certified therapy dogs! You may have encountered these sweet, g0od-natured dogs when you or a loved one was in the hospital, where their work is known as animal-assisted therapy. They visit patients to brighten their spirits, especially for those who can’t be with their own pets while receiving medical care. When a family member of mine was hospitalized three years ago, I know a short visit with a therapy dog got all of us laughing and smiling, and took some of the anxiety out of the room for awhile.

We were thrilled to have a large group of these dogs, most of them part of Barrington households, at our Remix grand opening celebration on June 22.

At the library's grand reopening event, kids and adults loved spending time with a local group of TDI-certified therapy dogs.

At the library’s grand reopening event, kids and adults loved spending time with a local group of TDI-certified therapy dogs. Pictured here are two goldendoodles, Finley and Peyton. Photo courtesy of the Barrington Area Library.

 

Many of the same dogs and owners enhanced our “Paws to Read” Summer Library Club by joining us for a fun library program called “Read To Rover.” Kids who are just learning to read and who want to gain confidence can schedule time to read to one of these gentle, patient animals. It might sound unusual, but it has amazing results! One Barrington mom sent me a note via Facebook to say, “Hunter LOVES the read to dogs program. We read to Otis and became good friends with Daisy.” To learn more about what it takes to be a TDI certified therapy dog, check out the official website. Daisy’s caregiver, Barrington resident Kathy Tabak, did an amazing job coordinating the dogs’ participation in these library events. Here’s Daisy making friends with another library visitor, Isak.

Local TDI-certified therapy dogs brought smiles and hugs to the library during its "Read To Rover" programs. Photo courtesy of Kathy Tabak.

Local TDI-certified therapy dogs brought smiles and hugs to the library during its “Read To Rover” programs. Photo courtesy of Kathy Tabak.

Speaking of kids, summer, reading, and paws – we’re almost at the end of another very successful Summer Library Club, “Paws To Read.” What is Summer Library Club? A fun, free way to celebrate the joys of reading during the summer months. Children, teens, and adults register on the library website and log in the books they read for approximately two months. Young children can also log in simpler activities, like visiting the library. In return, all of these readers receive small tokens of appreciation: anything from free Ravinia lawn tickets, chocolate, raffle tickets, and even free books. The Summer Library Club for children ends this Thursday, so it might be a little late to take advantage of this year, but keep it in mind for next summer.

In the meantime, get your family’s Fido signed up for the 9th Annual Children’s Dog Show this Wednesday at Citizen’s Park, courtesy of our friends at the Barrington Park District.

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219. Barrington Area Library Takes Over 365Barrington.com! http://365barrington.com/2014/07/28/219-barrington-area-library-takes-over-365-barrington/ http://365barrington.com/2014/07/28/219-barrington-area-library-takes-over-365-barrington/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:04:07 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=186724 Barrington Area Library Takes Over 365Barrington.comIt’s that time of year again for a Barrington Area Library Takeover! I’m turning off my computer, unplugging my phone and stepping away from work for a whole week to spend some serious quality time with my family. I’ve officially GONE FISHIN’ but you’re going to love the stories to come while I’m away from […]

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It’s that time of year again for a Barrington Area Library Takeover! I’m turning off my computer, unplugging my phone and stepping away from work for a whole week to spend some serious quality time with my family. I’ve officially GONE FISHIN’ but you’re going to love the stories to come while I’m away from work this week.

Barrington Area Library Takes Over 365Barrington.com

Barrington Area Library Takes Over 365Barrington.com

I’ve turned the keys to 365Barrington.com and our Facebook page over to the library and have given them complete control to publish anything they want here between now and next Sunday. I can’t wait to see what they share!

And I look forward to seeing you back here when our little family break is over. After I press “publish”, I’m officially prying my hands off this keyboard and stepping away from the screen until next Sunday, August 3rd. I promise to share a few family photos when I’m back along with a new contest that’ll bring back that GONE FISHIN’ feeling.

Thanks for being my backup, Barrington Area Library and look forward to seeing you soon, Liz

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218. Heinen’s Sunday Supper: Dinner with the Delacks http://365barrington.com/2014/07/27/218-heinens-sunday-supper-dinner-with-the-delacks/ http://365barrington.com/2014/07/27/218-heinens-sunday-supper-dinner-with-the-delacks/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:56:37 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=186322 Nathan, Caleb, Morgan and Hannah DelackBarrington 220 School District Chief Communications Officer Morgan Delack spends her days managing media inquiries and communications for our schools, but she has her hands full when she heads home at night.  Morgan and her husband Nathan have two very young children so making quick and healthy dishes that her kids will actually eat is […]

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Barrington 220 School District Chief Communications Officer Morgan Delack spends her days managing media inquiries and communications for our schools, but she has her hands full when she heads home at night.  Morgan and her husband Nathan have two very young children so making quick and healthy dishes that her kids will actually eat is Morgan’s mealtime mission.  Heinen’s Grocery recently gave the Delacks a gift card to help Morgan prepare a special meal for her whole family for our Heinen’s Sunday Supper series here at 365Barrington.com. With ingredients found at Heinen’s, Morgan cooked up a feast fit for her whole family!

Dinner with the Delacks

by Morgan Delack, Chief Communications Officer for the Barrington 220 School District

Cooking used to be a hobby of mine that I enjoyed doing on a daily basis. I loved pouring over cook books and food blogs to find a delicious recipe I hadn’t tried yet. On weekends, I had plenty of time to play around in the kitchen and whip up a hearty meal. Then I had two kids in less than two years, and things changed a little bit.

Nathan, Caleb, Morgan and Hannah Delack

Nathan, Caleb, Morgan and Hannah Delack

With two little ones running around my house, my attention is constantly divided. Instead of choosing recipes that require a lot of preparation and cook time, I tend to select simple, nutrient-packed dishes with kid-friendly (and husband-friendly) ingredients. Sunday dinners are no different. This Sunday’s menu selection included:

  • Grilled flank steak
  • Corn on the cob
  • Heinen’s kale salad
  • Steamed green beans
  • Caprese salad

I started my meal prep at Heinen’s, which is a normal occurrence for the Delack family. We are loyal Heinen’s customers because of their fresh, delicious foods at fair prices. The fact that the store is in walking distance of home doesn’t hurt, either!

This week's in-store farmers' market selections at Heinen's included zucchini, squash, green beans and other veggies.

This week’s in-store farmers’ market selections at Heinen’s included zucchini, squash, green beans and other veggies.

Some of the vegetables I chose for our dinner came from Heinen’s in-store farmers’ market section. This produce comes from farms nearby and is always at the peak of freshness. I enjoy reading where our food came from on the labels Heinen’s provides on each item.

Always fresh produce right at the front entrance of Heinen's.

Always fresh produce right at the front entrance of Heinen’s.

The meat selections at Heinen’s never disappoint. It is always fresh and butchers are typically available to answer any questions or offer cooking suggestions when needed. My family buys all of our meats here at the store.

Heinen's Sunday Supper - Dining with the Delacks

Heinen’s Sunday Supper – Dining with the Delacks

After gathering my ingredients, I started my food prep. Thankfully, Sundays are usually a day I can count on my husband, Nathan, being home to help with the kids. He runs a busy cinematography business in Barrington and is often filming weddings on Fridays and Saturday. I was able to prepare and cook our entire meal in about 30 minutes. Just in time for my in-laws, Vince and Cindy Delack, to arrive. They live in Naperville and will often visit with us on Sunday evenings.

Father and son together on a Sunday

Father and son together on a Sunday

A happy baby makes all dinners enjoyable

A happy baby makes all dinners enjoyable

Mimi and Hannah enjoying time together

Mimi and Hannah enjoying time together

Caprese salad is a favorite in this home. Heinen’s staff introduced me to burrata cheese, which is similar to mozzarella, but much creamier! I use this in the salad and it’s always a big hit.

This salad is made with burrata cheese instead of the traditional selection of mozzarella

This salad is made with burrata cheese instead of the traditional selection of mozzarella

I seasoned the flank steak with worcestershire sauce and a pinch of Two Brother’s all-purpose seasoning. I can’t rave enough about this stuff. I sprinkle it on most meats and vegetables to add a hint of flavor.

Seasoned with Two Brother's all-purpose seasoning

Seasoned with Two Brother’s all-purpose seasoning

I recently discovered this delicious kale salad made in-store at Heinen’s. It’s sold in the prepared foods section at $7.99 pound. Packed with zesty flavors like lemon and walnuts, this has become my go-to salad when I don’t have time to make one myself. I purchased enough for five people and the total price was only $4.

Made fresh at Heinen's, this is a very affordable prepared-food option

Made fresh at Heinen’s, this is a very affordable prepared-food option

Paired with steamed green beans and fresh corn, our dinner plate was colorful and nutritious!

Full of color, this plate was a crowd-pleaser

Full of color, this plate was a crowd-pleaser

My 2-year-old daughter is extremely picky when it comes  to food. I try to cook things I know she’ll eat, like cheese, corn, steak and green beans.

Enjoying green beans, corn and steak

Enjoying green beans, corn and steak

My son, who will be one in a couple of weeks, will eat anything! He gobbled up this meal without any hesitation.

Munching away on a piece of steak

Munching away on a piece of steak

It’s always a pleasure to enjoy great food with great company, and this Sunday supper certainly fit the bill. Thanks for joining us at the dinner table!

Heinen’s Grocery is located at 500 N. Hough Street, between E. Main Street and Route 14 (next to Meathead’s) in Barrington, Illinois. They’re open 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit Heinens.com.

Heinen's Grocery Store in Barrington, Illinois

Heinen’s Grocery Store in Barrington, Illinois

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About the Author

Morgan Delack

Morgan Delack

Morgan Delack is in Media Relations and Social Media for Barrington Community Unit School District 220.

She handles social media, media outreach and other press-related tasks for the district.

Morgan has worked for several years in both television and web-based news.

She lives in Barrington with her husband and two children. In her free time, Morgan enjoys exercise, cooking, reading and being outdoors.

You can reach her at (847) 842-3536 or MDelack@Barrington220.org. Follow Morgan’s Barrington 220 updates at Facebook.com/Barrington220.

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217. Home Sweet Barrington: This Sunday’s Open Houses http://365barrington.com/2014/07/27/217-home-sweet-barrington-this-sunday-barrington-open-houses/ http://365barrington.com/2014/07/27/217-home-sweet-barrington-this-sunday-barrington-open-houses/#comments Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:39:03 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=186700 This Weekend's Barrington Open HousesHappy Sunday, friends! We’ve been working on plans to expand our real estate coverage here at 365Barrington.com to bring you more stories related to homes and gardens throughout the Barringtons and zip code 60010. In our new series called Home Sweet Barrington, we’ll be sharing videos, highlighting the latest info about the local real estate […]

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Happy Sunday, friends! We’ve been working on plans to expand our real estate coverage here at 365Barrington.com to bring you more stories related to homes and gardens throughout the Barringtons and zip code 60010. In our new series called Home Sweet Barrington, we’ll be sharing videos, highlighting the latest info about the local real estate market plus we’ll be introducing you to some great local resources to help you keep your home and garden in ship shape 365 days of the year.

This Weekend's Barrington Open Houses

This Weekend’s Barrington Open Houses

For starters, this week we’re sharing a list of open houses in zip code 60010 happening on Sunday, July 27th.

(Find this weekend’s open house details below.)

Whether you’re planning or simply considering the option to buy or sell a home, open houses are a great way to get a feel for prices and properties currently on the market.  If you check out any open houses and have questions about how these available homes relate to your real estate goals, give us a call on our new 365 Barrington REAL ESTATE HOTLINE.  That number is 844-HOME-365 or 844-466-3365. 

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Post 300 - Luby Group Logo copyAbout The Luby Group

The Luby Group is family group of longtime Barrington area Realtors. Partners Suzanne Luby, Jim Luby and Liz Luby each bring a unique blend of experience and talents to the table, offering clients a valuable advantage when buying or selling a home.

Together, the Lubys have decades of combined real estate experience counseling home buyers and sellers in Chicago and the city’s North and Northwest Suburbs.

From investment properties to your primary residence, our team approach has a reputation for proven results.

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Times vary for this weekend’s open houses.  You’ll find all of the property details below, but be sure to call 844-466-3365 with questions and, before you head out, first reference these scheduled times…

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

245 B Shoreline Rd Unit 245-B – Lake Barrington
27009 W West Lake Shore Dr – Tower Lakes

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

514 E Russell St – Barrington
130 Cold Spring – Barrington

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

457 W North Hill Dr – North Barrington
21954 N Farthingdale Ct – Deer Park
761 Highland Ave – Barrington
25399 N Countryside Dr – Lake Barrington

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

401 Deer Trail Hill North Unit C – Lake Barrington
2408 Oak Hill Rd Unit 1059 – Lake Barrington
1280 Noble Dr – Port Barrington
305 North Bay Ct Unit 1103 – Lake Barrington
27488 W Lakeview Dr North – Lake Barrington
355 W Indian Pt Unit 850 – Lake Barrington
200 S Ela Rd - Barrington
1447 S Shore Ct – Barrington
1109 Lake Shore Dr North – Barrington
237 Indian Trail Rd – North Barrington
116 N Kainer Ct – Barrington
450 Signal Hill Rd – North Barrington

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

23150 Enclave Ln – Lake Barrington

Happy house hunting!  And stay tuned for the latest posts and videos in our new Home Sweet Barrington series right here at 365Barrington.com.

See all 365 - Open Houses - 7.27.2014.
(all data current as of 8/1/2014)

  1. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,346 sq ft
    Year built: 1978
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 12
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  2. 3 beds, 1 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 1,200 sq ft
    Lot size: 3,388 sqft
    Year built: 1981
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 13
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  3. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,717 sq ft
    Lot size: 14,444 sqft
    Year built: 1928
    Parking spots: 5
    Days on market: 14
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  4. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,655 sq ft
    Lot size: 383 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 15
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  5. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,329 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 16
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  6. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 5,468 sq ft
    Lot size: 5.01 ac
    Year built: 1963
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 18
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  7. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,550 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 23
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,932 sq ft
    Lot size: 35,909 sqft
    Year built: 1962
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 27
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,326 sq ft
    Lot size: 13,068 sqft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 32
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  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,300 sq ft
    Lot size: 8,400 sqft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 33
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  11. 6 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,262 sq ft
    Lot size: 3.00 ac
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 42
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  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 part baths
    Home size: 2,781 sq ft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 43
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  13. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 3,402 sq ft
    Lot size: 20,381 sqft
    Year built: 1967
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 45
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,464 sq ft
    Lot size: 21,780 sqft
    Year built: 1972
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 47
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  15. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 2,245 sq ft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 55
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  16. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,154 sq ft
    Year built: 1976
    Parking spots: 1
    Days on market: 60
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  17. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 part baths
    Home size: 4,424 sq ft
    Lot size: 43,124 sqft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 3
    Days on market: 106
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  18. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,055 sq ft
    Lot size: 38,768 sqft
    Year built: 1977
    Parking spots: 2
    Days on market: 110
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Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

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216. ChristKindlFest Jumps from 3 to 10-Day Event in 2014! http://365barrington.com/2014/07/25/216-christkindlfest-jumps-to-10-day-event-2014/ http://365barrington.com/2014/07/25/216-christkindlfest-jumps-to-10-day-event-2014/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:41:45 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=186642 Preparations Underway for Barrington ChristKindlFest 2014It truly is Christmas in July as Barrington ChristKindlFest planners kick preparations into high gear for this year’s second annual outdoor holiday festival.  The committee is planning to increase ChristKindlFest from a 3-day to a 10-day event in 2014!  According to organizers, not only will this year’s ChristKindlFest last longer, it will also start earlier […]

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It truly is Christmas in July as Barrington ChristKindlFest planners kick preparations into high gear for this year’s second annual outdoor holiday festival.  The committee is planning to increase ChristKindlFest from a 3-day to a 10-day event in 2014!  According to organizers, not only will this year’s ChristKindlFest last longer, it will also start earlier in the season and feature double the shopping plus more big-name bands for evening entertainment.

We recently caught up with ChristKindlFest organizers to get all the early details about Barrington’s biggest holiday bash that Santa & Mrs. Claus even stopped by to promote with an appearance this year’s 4th of July parade.

Preparations Underway for Barrington ChristKindlFest 2014

Santa & Mrs. Claus March for ChristKindlFest in Barrington’s 2014 4th of July Parade – Photo Courtesy of Bob Lee

Generous community sponsors plus dozens of volunteers with The Barrington Village Association and Barrington Breakfast Rotary are the engine behind ChristKindlFest which takes place in the BMO Harris Bank parking lot in downtown Barrington. There’s even more involved with this year’s planning so, for all the latest updates, be sure to follow ChristKindlFest’s brand new Facebook page at Facebook.com/ChristKindlFest.

In the meantime, we caught up with ChristKindlFest Co-Chair Doug Skor who says they’ve come up with a list of significant ways to make ChristKindlFest 2014 bigger, better and even more fun with a few key takeaways from year-one.

ChristKindlFest Co-Chair Doug Skor with the Barrington Village Association

ChristKindlFest Co-Chair Doug Skor with the Barrington Village Association

Here’s Doug’s list of FIVE New Highlights Planned for ChristKindlFest 2014

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1.  Early Start & Longer Lasting

Opening day at this year’s ChristKindlFest will be the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday – on Friday, November 28th.  And instead of lasting only three days, this year’s ChristKindlFest will run a full ten days long, through Sunday, December 7th.  Doug says a longer event will help them cover costs.  He also says it will allow more time for more people to enjoy the event and will bring more people to Barrington.

“If you travel the world, there’s no such thing as a three day ChristKindlFest.  These are open air markets and they’re really designed around Old World Europe in country villages as a means of bringing the community together during the holiday season.  We are literally building a village in a parking lot and you can not create something of this magnitude for a three day event.  It needs the full ten days to live and breathe.  Our goal with Barrington’s ChristKindlFest is to give the community a place to share the holiday spirit and to support commerce among the existing businesses surrounding the fest.”

ChristKindlFest 2013 - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

ChristKindlFest 2013 – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

2. Bigger Heated Holiday Tent

“At 170 feet long by 60 feed wide, this tent will be about 45% larger than last year’s tent and it will hold 1,000 people.  It’ll have a divider with double doors in the middle and one side of the tent will house the food and bar and on the other side you’ll find all of the entertainment.”

They’re bringing all of the featured German food, beer and glogg vendors from the outside in to the tent this year to be sure guests can stay warm and toasty while they eat, no matter how cold the weather is.  And, for the first time, they’re making the ChristKindlFest tent available as a venue for large-scale corporate private holiday parties during three nights of this year’s fest on Sunday, November 30th, Monday, December 1st and Tuesday, December 2nd.

(If you or anyone you know would like more information about the option to host a private party inside Barrington’s heated ChristKindlFest tent, call 847-387-3130 or email info@ChristKindlFest.com.)

ChristKindlFest 2013 - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

ChristKindlFest 2013 – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

3. Major Heating Systems Added 

Remember how cold it was during last year’s ChrsitKindlFest?   (I literally remember seeing one kid get his tongue briefly stuck to a metal rail enclosing one of the kiddie rides!)  Well, not only will a ten day fest earlier in the season increase the chances of milder weather.  Doug says they’re also preparing for all of Mother Nature’s possible weather scenarios by contracting with Caterpillar to provide the heat and power at this year’s fest.

“As a manager of events I know all too well that one thing you can not control is the weather so this year, we’re going to be ready for the arctic cold blast, should it hit again.  Last year we used the small propane heating systems that work well for when it’s maybe 30-degrees or above.  This year we’re really upping the game by bringing in big electrical heating systems that will heat the tent under some of the most extreme temperatures.”

ChristKindlFest 2013 - Photographed by Liz Luby Chepell
ChristKindlFest 2013 – Photographed by Liz Luby Chepell

4.  Double the Huts for Holiday Shopping

Doug says crews with Pepper Construction will be building ten more wooden structures or holiday “huts” to double the amount of shopping available at this year’s ChristKindlFest.  They’re actively recruiting more local and international vendors so there will be a lot more to shop for at ChristKindlFest 2014.

ChristKindlFest 2013 - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

ChristKindlFest 2013 – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

5.  Bigger Budget for Big Name Bands

“We’re going to have entertainment all day long throughout this year’s ChristKindlFest, with students from every middle school, grammar school and high school in a 30 mile radius invited to take the stage.  In the evening, after 7 p.m., the tent turns over to a venue for adults where we’ll feature more big name local entertainment.  We’re opening up the budget to book much bigger bands on the weekend nights this year.  There’s going to be a Christmas Blues Night and we’re thinking about adding a Rock Christmas Gospel Night to this year’s line-up plus some popular bands that historically have drawn big crowds in Barrington.  The entertainment level for all ages will be going up significantly this year and Barrington will be rocking in the Christmas season, that’s for sure!”

ChristKindlFest 2013 - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

ChristKindlFest 2013 – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

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Plus, the authentic German food, brats, pretzels, beer and glogg will be back by popular demand, served inside the heated tent.  AND they popular kiddie rides and reindeer will be back along with Santa who will be visiting with kids during scheduled hours throughout the fest.

If you’d like to get in on the excitement and join a growing list of partners like Harris Bank, Pepper Construction, Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and the Barrington Area Community Foundation in helping make this year’s event a huge success, call 847-387-3130 or email info@ChristKindlFest.com for more information.

To follow the latest updates about features being planned for ChristKindlFest 2014, follow the event’s brand new Facebook page at Facebook.com/ChristKindlFest and you’ll find all of the info you need about the event at ChristKindlFest.com.

And for a trip down memory lane, take a look at our photos from last year’s Barrington ChristKindlFest.  CLICK HERE to find the full album and enjoy our video report from ChristKindlFest 2013, courtesy of 365BarringtonTV reporter, Catherine Goetze.

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215. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life http://365barrington.com/2014/07/24/215-this-week-in-barrington-suburban-life/ http://365barrington.com/2014/07/24/215-this-week-in-barrington-suburban-life/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:00:46 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=186634 Post - Barrington Suburban Life Issue - 7-24-2014 - FEATUREDThe Barrington Area Library’s recent “Throwback Saturday” takes the spotlight on the cover of this week’s Barrington Suburban Life newspaper. Adult patrons were treated to an evening out at the library complete with good old-fashioned fun including retro video games, a souvenir photo booth and mini-golf! But that’s not all you’ll find inside this week’s […]

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The Barrington Area Library’s recent “Throwback Saturday” takes the spotlight on the cover of this week’s Barrington Suburban Life newspaper. Adult patrons were treated to an evening out at the library complete with good old-fashioned fun including retro video games, a souvenir photo booth and mini-golf!

Barrington Suburban Life - July 24, 2014 Issue

Barrington Suburban Life – July 24, 2014 Issue

But that’s not all you’ll find inside this week’s issue. Here’s a look at more of the latest Barrington stories, according to Suburban Life reporter, Tarah Thorne…

Out of this world teen
Tower Lakes 13-year-old scientist Pranav Sivakumar is a regional finalist in the fourth annual Google Science Fair. Contestants are from more than 120 countries. Fifteen global finalists will be announced Aug. 6 before just three contestants are chosen as overall winners. Read up on Pranvav’s project in this week’s paper.

A personal connection for your food
Barrington residents and parents of two, Jessica and Dominic Green, have been inspired to launch organic farm endeavors in the community. The Gentleman Farmer is in its fifth year of growing – now at 100 agriculture shares. Learn more about the family business this week.

More elementary classes
District 220 school board members have approved the hiring of four more 2014-15 elementary teachers, which means more class sections for parents concerned about overcrowded classrooms. As of now, a class will be added to Countryside school’s second and fourth grades; Roslyn Road school’s third grade; and Grove school’s first grade. Superintendent Brian Harris said he will continue to monitor class size projects until school starts, adding up to two more teachers if necessary. Relieved parents speak out in this week’s Barrington Suburban Life.

Hurricanes Softball
The 2014 Barrington Hurricanes 18U summer travel team is comprised entirely of Barrington High School students. The girls have a 28-7-1 record through the first five weeks of summer. Coach Perry Peterson applauds the girls and their families in this week’s sports section.

Get to know incoming girls varsity volleyball coach Michelle Jakubowski
Barrington Suburban Life Contributor Tim Sieck sat down with the newest member of the Barrington High School coaching staff. Jakubowski, a former athletic director for Huntley High School and busy mother of four, shares her excitement for her 17th season as a varsity volleyball coach.

Get all the details in this week’s paper.

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Barrington Suburban Life is one publication in Shaw Media’s family of free local newspapers published weekly in suburban Chicago. The paper arrives by mail on Thursdays to homes and businesses in zip code 60010 and you can also pick up copies at businesses all over town.

Keep track of their latest stories on their website at BarringtonSuburbanLife.com or at Facebook.com/BarringtonSuburbanLife. (In June of 2013, 365Barrington.com entered into a news & marketing partnership with Shaw Media and the Barrington Suburban Life newspaper to work together in promoting Barrington events, stories, organizations and businesses online and in print.)

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