365Barrington.com http://365barrington.com One thing to do each day in Barrington, Illinois Mon, 22 Sep 2014 05:01:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 265. Real Estate POP QUIZ: Comparing the Barringtons – Average Home Sale Price http://365barrington.com/2014/09/21/265-real-estate-pop-quiz-average-home-sale-price-comparing-the-barringtons/ http://365barrington.com/2014/09/21/265-real-estate-pop-quiz-average-home-sale-price-comparing-the-barringtons/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:31:25 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=189300 Welcome to our first 365Barrington Real Estate POP Quiz, a fun new way to learn about the local real estate market.  So sharpen your number 2 pencils and get ready to test your knowledge.  But first, we have some BIG NEWS to share! My family’s real estate business, The Luby Group, has moved to a […]]]>

Welcome to our first 365Barrington Real Estate POP Quiz, a fun new way to learn about the local real estate market.  So sharpen your number 2 pencils and get ready to test your knowledge.  But first, we have some BIG NEWS to share! My family’s real estate business, The Luby Group, has moved to a brand new real estate brokerage that just opened an office in Barrington. Have you heard about @properties?

Established in 2000, @properties is the number 1 real estate broker in the city of Chicago. They’re expanding by popular demand, quickly dominating the local real estate scene throughout the Chicago suburbs and we at The Luby Group are excited to be part of the team.

Find The Luby Group & @properties at 508 S. Northwest Highway in Barrington

@properties Opens an Office in Barrington!

@properties just opened a brand new office right at at 508 S. Northwest Highway in Barrington and we’ve been busy settling into the new digs. We’re thrilled to welcome @properties to Barrington and there is so much I look forward to sharing about our community’s new brokerage! Their forward-thinking mindset, sophisticated technologies and mind-blowing marketing resources are unmatched.  It’s no surprise their Realtor associates are among the very best in the business.

I’ll fill you in on more of the @properties story in posts to come at 365Barrington.com. But first, let’s get down to the business of Barrington real estate.

Post 300 - Barrington Real Estate Market UpdatesMoving forward here at 365Barrington.com, you will find the most comprehensive coverage of the local real estate market. Our team will regularly be sharing the latest market statistics, home sale updates, neighborhood profiles and news impacting property values and life in Barrington.

In short, if you want to stay informed about both the real estate market and living here in Barrington, JOIN US DAILY, right here at 365Barrington.com.

CLICK HERE to receive updates via our email newsletter. CLICK HERE to follow our updates on Facebook. And if you really want the inside scoop, send me an email (liz@thelubygroup.com), a text or give me a call at 847-691-3150 and let’s talk!

So we’re starting today with something brand new called the 365Barrington Real Estate POP Quiz.

365Barrington Real Estate Pop Quiz

365Barrington Real Estate Pop Quiz

We’re serving up this pop quiz with a side of answers in the form of market stats pulled directly from our local multiple listing service. Our first POP Quiz includes eight simple questions about the average sale price of detached single family homes in all seven of “The Barringtons”.  And we’re defining “The Barringtons” – not by school district or zip code – but as the seven villages included within the Barrington Area Council of Governments.  So here are your questions on our very first 365Barrington Real Estate POP Quiz:

1. What is the average sales price of single family homes sold in Barrington?
2. What is the average sales price of single family homes sold in Barrington Hills?
3. What is the average sales price of single family homes sold in in Lake Barrington?
4. What is the average sales price of single family homes sold in in North Barrington?
5. What is the average sales price of single family homes sold in in South Barrington?
6. What is the average sales price of single family homes sold in in Deer Park?
7. What is the average sales price of single family homes sold in in Tower Lakes?
8. What is the average sales price of single family homes sold in all “Barringtons”

Go ahead…take a guess!  Then find the answers all summed up in the interactive charts below which you can scroll over for a closer look at the numbers. Each data point reflects twelve months of activity.

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Barrington: Average Home Sale Price

(Includes the Village of Barrington & surrounding neighborhoods)

In Barrington, the average sale price of single family (detached) homes as calculated by the previous 12 months of activity was $467,000 in August of 2014. That compares to $462,000 in August of 2013 and $427,000 in August of 2012.

There were 263 closed Barrington sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2014.  There were 259 closed Barrington sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2013 and there were 200 closed Barrington sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2012.

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Barrington Hills: Average Home Sale Price

In Barrington Hills, the average sale price of single family (detached) homes as calculated by the previous 12 months of activity was $842,000 in August of 2014. That compares to $740,000 in August of 2013 and $918,000 in August of 2012.

There were 70 closed Barrington Hills sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2014.  There were 55 closed Barrington Hills sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2013 and there were 51 closed Barrington Hills sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2012.

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Lake Barrington: Average Home Sale Price

In Lake Barrington, the average sale price of single family (detached) homes as calculated by the previous 12 months of activity was $500,000 in August of 2014. That compares to $488,000 in August of 2013 and $521,000 in August of 2012.

There were 29 closed Lake Barrington detached home sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2014.  There were 36 closed Lake Barrington detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2013 and there were 27 closed Lake Barrington detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2012.

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North Barrington: Average Home Sale Price

In North Barrington, the average sale price of single family (detached) homes as calculated by the previous 12 months of activity was $724,000 in August of 2014. That compares to $568,000 in August of 2013 and $696,000 in August of 2012.

There were 47 closed North Barrington detached home sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2014.  There were 73 closed North Barrington detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2013 and there were 32 closed North Barrington detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2012.

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South Barrington: Average Home Sale Price

In South Barrington, the average sale price of single family (detached) homes as calculated by the previous 12 months of activity was $908,000 in August of 2014. That compares to $928,000 in August of 2013 and $767,000 in August of 2012.

There were 59 closed South Barrington detached home sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2014.  There were 66 closed South Barrington detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2013 and there were 65 closed South Barrington detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2012.

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Tower Lakes: Average Home Sale Price

In Tower Lakes, the average sale price of single family (detached) homes as calculated by the previous 12 months of activity was $470,000 in August of 2014. That compares to $307,000 in August of 2013 and $404,000 in August of 2012.

There were 8 closed Tower Lakes detached home sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2014.  There were 14 closed Tower Lakes detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2013 and there were 13 closed Tower Lakes detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2012.

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Deer Park: Average Home Sale Price

In Deer Park, the average sale price of single family (detached) homes as calculated by the previous 12 months of activity was $516,000 in August of 2014. That compares to $480,000 in August of 2013 and $505,000 in August of 2012.

There were 50 closed Deer Park detached home sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2014.  There were 45 closed Deer Park detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2013 and there were 24 closed Deer Park detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2012.

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All “Barringtons”: Average Home Sale Price

In all of “The Barringtons” including unincorporated and township areas not contained within the villages above, the average sale price of single family (detached) homes as calculated by the previous 12 months of activity was $581,000 in August of 2014. That compares to $540,000 in August of 2013 and $563,000 in August of 2012.

There were 550 closed 60010 detached home sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2014.  There were 578 closed 60010 detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2013 and there were 440 closed 60010 detached sales in the 12 month period through the end of August, 2012.

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In summary, at $908,000, South Barrington currently has the highest average home sale price for detached single family homes.  That’s followed by Barrington Hills with an average detached single family home sale price $842,000 and North Barrington with an average detached single family home sale price at $724,000.

And there’s a lot more interactive data where this came from so we’d be happy to answer your specific questions about the Barrington area real estate market.

Go ahead…ask us anything! Want to know how many properties are currently under contract in Barrington? We have your answer. Interested in the average number of days homes stay on the market in Barrington before closing? Ask away. Want me to break the numbers down by neighborhood or subdivision? I’m your girl and here’s another quick way to get in touch…

Fill out my online form.

If you’re thinking about buying or selling a home in Barrington, let our family be your guide. We work with the very best Realtors in the Barrington area and offer a higher level of locally-based service that will open new doors to the home of your dreams.

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264. Raising the Roof at Barrington’s White House http://365barrington.com/2014/09/19/265-raising-the-roof-at-barringtons-white-house-construction-update/ http://365barrington.com/2014/09/19/265-raising-the-roof-at-barringtons-white-house-construction-update/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:06:57 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=189195 Village of Barrington Economic & Community Development Director Peg Blanchard says DO NOT BE ALARMED when you see them tearing the roof off Barrington’s White House in the coming week. It’s all part of the restoration and renovation process that began in August. Extensive interior and exterior work has already been accomplished and the roof […]]]>

Village of Barrington Economic & Community Development Director Peg Blanchard says DO NOT BE ALARMED when you see them tearing the roof off Barrington’s White House in the coming week. It’s all part of the restoration and renovation process that began in August. Extensive interior and exterior work has already been accomplished and the roof removal is just the latest phase of the project.

Barrington's White House Construction Update - Photo by Susan McConnell

Barrington’s White House Construction Update – Photo by Susan McConnell

Currently, the historic moldings and dentil work on the exterior of the house are being removed from the area next to the roof line, and from the front dormer façade, original to the house. All of this work is being done in preparation for one of the major parts of the project – the removal of the roof, chimney and third floor walls.

Here’s one last look from a birdseye view before they raise the roof, courtesy of Barrington White House photographer/videographer, Susan McConnell…

As you drive by the house in the coming weeks, you will be able to watch this key part of the reconstruction.

A large boom will be added to the construction site to achieve this work. Plans call for steel supports to be added to the side walls of the house in order to carry the heavy load of the new steel scissor truss roof system. An interior scan was made of the current roof, which will allow for an exact recreation of a roof with the same dimensions and slope of the old roof. New fire resistant cedar siding will be installed, as well as new windows and the east dormer. The chimney and the historic front dormer will be completely rebuilt. Once the third floor is complete, the space will have a clear span across the entire third floor that allows seating for up to 150 people in the ballroom space.

Barrington's White House Construction Update - Photo by Susan McConnell

Barrington’s White House Construction Update – Photo by Susan McConnell

To the south, work has begun on the new addition that will house the elevator, new bathrooms and an at grade entrance to the house. The basement is being excavated, new drain tiles are also being installed and a new basement floor is being poured. Work is almost complete on the foundation, ensuring that the building will last another 100+years.

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Barrington’s White House Construction Update – Photo by Susan McConnell

The construction has unearthed several historic finds, including a slightly charred geography book from the 1850’s, newspapers from when the addition was built in the 1950’s, a variety of bottles, old door knobs and other assorted artifacts.

Visit BarringtonsWhiteHouse.com for daily photo updates and videos from many of the people in the community who are involved in the project.

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263. Run the Shores at Lake Barrington 5K Race & Fun Run http://365barrington.com/2014/09/19/263-run-the-shores-at-lake-barrington-5k-race-fun-run-walk/ http://365barrington.com/2014/09/19/263-run-the-shores-at-lake-barrington-5k-race-fun-run-walk/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:32:39 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=189189 The beautiful Lake Barrington Shores community is hosting their popular “Run the Shores” 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 20th.  They’ll be celebrating the community’s 40th anniversary at this year’s event and they’re inviting us all to join in the fun while helping support the Cuba Township Food […]]]>

The beautiful Lake Barrington Shores community is hosting their popular “Run the Shores” 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 20th.  They’ll be celebrating the community’s 40th anniversary at this year’s event and they’re inviting us all to join in the fun while helping support the Cuba Township Food Pantry.

Run the Shores at Lake Barrington - Saturday, September 20th, at 8 a.m.

Run the Shores at Lake Barrington – Saturday, September 20th, at 8 a.m.

The Lake Barrington Shores Community Homeowners Association and the Village of Lake Barrington are co-hosting the 4th annual Run the Shores event to benefit the Cuba Township Food Pantry and Cuba Cares, and also to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Lake Barrington Shores.

Run or walk through picturesque Lake Barrington Shores community alongside neighbors and friends.  Strollers and pets on leashes welcome to participate.

Run the Shores will begin at the Market Place Shopping Center located at Rt. 59 and Kelsey Road. Runners and walkers will wind their way around Lake Barrington’s namesake lake and throughout Lake Barrington Shore’s picturesque community on a USATF certified course.

Race bag, Run the Shores t-shirts and refreshments will be provided to all participants and prizes will be awarded to the top finishers by age category. A raffle will be held following the race with prizes from area businesses.  The 5K run will be professionally timed by RaceTime with timely results available at the finish and posted on multiple web sites.

New this year, participants and spectators who bring three non-expired non-perishables on race day will be entered into a raffle for a prize.

Last year’s event raised over $2,000 to help provide assistance to over 150 families in Cuba Township.  Participants can CLICK HERE to pre-register online or register on site from 7 a.m. to 7:45 the day-of the event. The registration fee is $20 for adults ($25 on race day) and $10 for children 12 and under. Rain date is set for Sunday, September 21.

For more information and to register, visit LakeBarringtonShores.org or LakeBarrington.org. Online registration is also available at RaceTime.Info.

LakeBarringtonShores.org

Run the Shores at Lake Barrington – Saturday, September 20th, at 8 a.m.

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262. Bronco Fridays Return to Heads Up Apparel http://365barrington.com/2014/09/19/262-bronco-fridays-return-to-heads-up-apparel/ http://365barrington.com/2014/09/19/262-bronco-fridays-return-to-heads-up-apparel/#comments Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:33:06 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=189171 Bronco Fridays are back by popular demand at Heads Up Apparel in the heart of downtown Barrington!  You’ll get 20% off all Barrington clothing and accessories at Heads Up on game-day Friday’s during football season. PLUS, you can design your own trendy Barrington spiritwear with their ready made logos – printed while you wait! Heads […]]]>

Bronco Fridays are back by popular demand at Heads Up Apparel in the heart of downtown Barrington!  You’ll get 20% off all Barrington clothing and accessories at Heads Up on game-day Friday’s during football season. PLUS, you can design your own trendy Barrington spiritwear with their ready made logos – printed while you wait!

Design Your Own Spirit Wear at Heads Up Apparel

Design Your Own Spirit Wear at Heads Up Apparel

Heads Up’s ever-popular spirit jerseys are also $5 off today so be sure to drop by to see what’s in store.  Tonight’s varsity football home game against Wheeling starts at 730 p.m.  Show your Bronco pride to help the Broncos bring home another victory following last week’s 31-15 win over Hersey.

Barrington Broncos Defeat Hersey in BHS Game of the Week

Barrington Broncos Defeat Hersey in BHS Game of the Week

Stay tuned for highlights and play-by-play from tonight’s game in our BHS Game of the Week video series!

You’ll find Heads Up Apparel on 200 E. Main (at Cook Street) in downtown Barrington. CLICK HERE to find the shop on Facebook or visit their website at HeadsUpBoutique.com.

Design Your Own Spirit Wear at Heads Up Apparel

Design Your Own Spirit Wear at Heads Up Apparel

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261. A Video Tour of the LeCompte Kalaway Trail Owners Cup Polo Tournament http://365barrington.com/2014/09/18/261-video-tour-lecompte-kalaway-trail-owners-cup-polo-tournament/ http://365barrington.com/2014/09/18/261-video-tour-lecompte-kalaway-trail-owners-cup-polo-tournament/#comments Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:26:36 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=189044 If you missed this year’s 10th Annual LeCompte Kalaway Trail Owners Cup Polo Tournament in Barrington Hills, we have you covered! 365BarringtonTV Reporter James Owen was there to capture the polo, tailgates, highlights AND the winner of this year’s ladies’ hat competition on camera. James interviewed some of the colorful characters who add so much […]]]>

If you missed this year’s 10th Annual LeCompte Kalaway Trail Owners Cup Polo Tournament in Barrington Hills, we have you covered! 365BarringtonTV Reporter James Owen was there to capture the polo, tailgates, highlights AND the winner of this year’s ladies’ hat competition on camera.

LeCompte Kalaway Trail Owners Cup 2014 Polo Tournament - Photographed by James Owen

LeCompte Kalaway Trail Owners Cup 2014 Polo Tournament – Photographed by James Owen

James interviewed some of the colorful characters who add so much personality to this beloved Barrington Hills tradition. In addition to the woman whose hat took the top prize, James introduces us to Cathy LeCompte from the family that owns Oakwood Farms, home of the Barrington Hills Polo Club fields where the tournament takes place.

We also have reaction to this year’s tournament from Barrington Hills polo player, Megan West!  Megan is with the Barrington Hills Polo Club and the Barrington Hills Riding Club and she’s the point-person in charge of many of the tournament details. Megan says, for her, the highlight is spending time with good friends in a beautiful setting, while enjoying one of the area’s most anticipated equestrian events of the year.

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LeCompte Kalaway Trail Owners Cup 2014 Polo Tournament – Photographed by James Owen

As a polo player, Megan experiences the matches from the center of the action and says this year’s competition was very tight and exciting as evidenced by the fact that the two first matches of the feature game both ended in a tie!

Photo by Julie Linnekin

Photo by Julie Linnekin

“I played in the feature match for Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago. This unique three team competition featured a round-robin game between Lake Forest Sports Cars, Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, and the Harrington Family Polo Team. Lake Forest Sports Cars was the winner, Nadir Khan was named MVP and Martini, owned by me (Megan West) was named best playing pony in the feature match. In the Battle of the Sexes, the ladies (sponsored by the Elder family) continue to dominate and defeated the gentleman (sponsored by Medieval Times) again this year! Adrienne Purves was named MVP and Trump, owned by Stuart Taussig, was named best playing pony.”

Megan summed up her survey of the day’s events by expressing how thankful riders are to the Barrington Hills landowners who allow access to the many miles of riding trails adjacent to their properties. “The trail owners, for whom the event is named, graciously permit equestrian trails on their property and are part of the reason why Barrington Hills is so special and has been able to preserve open space for all, whether they own horses or not, to enjoy.”

For one last look at the 2014 LeCompte/Kalaway Trail Owners Cup Polo Tournament, enjoy this album of photos taken during Saturday’s tournament, courtesy of 365BarringtonTV’s James Owen.

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260. Get Growing: Local Farmers Share the Harvest to Celebrate Community http://365barrington.com/2014/09/17/260-get-growing-local-farmers-share-harvest-to-celebrate-community/ http://365barrington.com/2014/09/17/260-get-growing-local-farmers-share-harvest-to-celebrate-community/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:14:05 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=188893 One of the most rewarding parts of coming back to Barrington to raise our family and support our business, The Gentleman Farmer, has been seeing community members embrace a movement Dominic and I are not only passionate about, but have decided to make our livelihood: sustainable farming. The enthusiasm for educating the community about local […]]]>

One of the most rewarding parts of coming back to Barrington to raise our family and support our business, The Gentleman Farmer, has been seeing community members embrace a movement Dominic and I are not only passionate about, but have decided to make our livelihood: sustainable farming.

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Smart Farm’s First Farm to Table Dinner in the Barn at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital – Photo by Julie Linnekin

The enthusiasm for educating the community about local food while helping those in need was abundantly clear at the SmartFarm’s recent Farm to Table dinner, which The Gentleman Farmer had the pleasure of supporting by donating some of our freshest produce for the meal created by Barrington area chefs to raise money for Smart Farm’s mission.

The desire for supporting SmartFarm was palpable: Smart Farm co- founder and mastermind of the SmartFarm to Table Dinner, Kathy Gabelman decided only a few months ago that they would give  the event “a go” in an effort to raise money for their organization which donates 100% of their produce to local area food pantries. They were sold out within weeks, serving over 150 guests and had a waitlist to boot.

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Smart Farm’s First Farm to Table Dinner in the Barn at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital – Photo by Julie Linnekin

As Kathy said, “We (also) know that growing local food can help build stronger communities. The main message of the night was that community is not just about living together, but about valuing what some neighbors produce and what other neighbors need.”

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Dominic & Jessica Green – Photo by Julie Linnekin

Since returning to Barrington with our family, Dominic and I have had the privilege of meeting and discovering like-minded community members who are playing their part in the movement: from garden clubs to neighbors, Barringtonians of all ages are growing!

One of the first Barrington residents we were introduced to when we started growing and keeping hens was Peggy Thodos, who is not only an active gardener but also keeps hens for organic eggs.

Longtime community members Edie and Brian McTernan are busy encouraging bee colonies by keeping bees and harvesting honey which they then donate to SmartFarm.  It’s a hobby they enjoy as an entire family, even having protective bee-keeper gear for their gaggle of grandchildren.

Connor, Dylan and Peri Keenan of CD&P Produce started their own tomato industry after being inspired by a SmartFarm class.  They very wisely grew just the one crop between summer sports and heading back to school.

And though she is no longer based in Barrington, BHS grad Monica Irwin created a curriculum for kids which works parallel to a growing season so they may interact with seasonal produce and the farmers who are growing it with her Budding Farmer’s Program.

This is just a small sampling of community members who share a common passion for the land. After all Barrington does have an agrarian history, so I guess it should come as no surprise that so many us share this interest.  But what inspires me, is that they are doing it!

If you grow your own, you too can donate to your local food pantry, we do! All of The Gentleman Farmer’s excess harvests (when we have it) go to the Cuba Township’s pantry located on Merri Oaks Rd just South of Rt 14. Barrington residents Cheryl Tanaka and Kate Formichella (who also prepared food for the Smart Farm dinner) are familiar and friendly Community Liaisons and can guide you in the process of donating to the pantry. To contact the pantry, please call (847) 381- 1921 or go to CubaTownship.com/food-pantry/.

Food Pantry Plea

Cheryl Tanaka and Kate Formichella at the Cuba Township Food Pantry

When we sit down as a community to break bread together over food we have grown together in celebration of supporting others, we are saying that we still have time for each other – familiar faces and new friends alike – and that we also have time for the land.  Who could say anything but “yes!” to that?!

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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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259. Alumni Legend Henry Paulson, Jr. to Speak at BHS on Sept. 25th http://365barrington.com/2014/09/17/259-alumni-legend-henry-paulson-jr-to-speak-at-bhs-on-sept-25th/ http://365barrington.com/2014/09/17/259-alumni-legend-henry-paulson-jr-to-speak-at-bhs-on-sept-25th/#comments Wed, 17 Sep 2014 11:45:48 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=188982 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 […]]]>

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 on his experiences in business, government, and conservation.

Guests may also purchase tickets to a private dinner with Paulson, which will be held at the Barrington Hills Country Club following his talk at BHS. The fundraising dinner will benefit the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, which supports District 220 schools by “enhancing, enriching and supplementing learning opportunities for students, staff, and community.”

Henry Paulson Jr.

Henry Paulson Jr.

Barrington 220 Educational Foundation chairperson Donna Penyak says, “We’re thrilled that Mr. Paulson has agreed to be this year’s featured “Alumni Legends” speaker. We created the Alumni Legends series to give current high school students and the community the opportunity to listen, learn from and be inspired by the experiences of notable BHS alumni who have gone on to achieve success in their chosen fields.”

Penyak says that the event, which is being supported, in part, by BMO Private Bank, is open to the public. She’s hopeful that many students will “take the opportunity to hear from someone who, like them, once walked the same halls of Barrington High School and dreamed about what they’d like to be when they grew up.”

Henry “Hank” Paulson, Jr., served as the 74th Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009.

Henry Paulson Jr. with President George W. Bush

Henry Paulson Jr. with President George W. Bush

Prior to his years in Washington, D.C., Paulson rose through the ranks at the global investment firm Goldman Sachs, eventually becoming the firm’s Chief Executive Officer in 1999. He held the CEO position until he was tapped for the Secretary of the Treasury role.

Henry Paulson, Jr., at Dartmouth College

Henry Paulson, Jr., at Dartmouth College

As a student at BHS, Paulson was a standout athlete, excelling on both the wrestling mat and the football field.

He went on to Dartmouth College, where as an English major he earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa and was an All-East, All-Ivy defensive lineman.

After receiving his B.A., he went on to Harvard University to receive his Masters of Business Administration.

Today, Paulson serves as chairman of the Paulson Institute at the University of Chicago, which aims to promote sustainable economic growth, create a cleaner environment and advance cross-border investment in the United States and China. Founded in 2011, the Institute’s work is comprised of programs, advocacy and research with partners around the globe.

Paulson serves as co-chairman of the Latin American Conservation Council of The Nature Conservancy.

He also co-chairs the Risky Business Project with Michael R. Bloomberg and Tom Steyer.

Risky Business, which is an initiative created to explore the economic risks of climate change in the United States, recently published a report showing particular vulnerabilities in the areas of coastal property and infrastructure, agriculture and energy.

Paulson and his wife, renowned conservationist and frequent 365Barrington contributor, Wendy Paulson, reside in Barrington Hills and Chicago. They have two adult children and four grandchildren.

THURSDAY,  SEPTEMBER 25,  2014

Interview with Henry Paulson, Jr.
6:00 pm | BHS | $10, $25 or $50 per person (prices based on tiered seating)
Click here to purchase ticket(s) for interview at BHS 

Private Dinner with Mr. Paulson
7:30 pm | Barrington Hills Country Club| $1,000 per person
To purchase, email Kelly Henry at tickets220foundation@gmail.com.

Seats are limited, so purchase your tickets early!

For more information about the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, visit 220Foundation.org.

220Foundation.org

220Foundation.org

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258. VIDEO: Broncos Defeat Hersey in BHS Game of the Week http://365barrington.com/2014/09/14/258-video-broncos-defeat-hersey-in-bhs-game-of-the-week/ http://365barrington.com/2014/09/14/258-video-broncos-defeat-hersey-in-bhs-game-of-the-week/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:00:44 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=188848 The Barrington Broncos varsity football team is now 3-0 for the season after defeating Hersey 31-15 at home on Friday night. 365BarringtonTV’s Tommy Derken brings us the game-night highlights with the latest in our BHS Game of the Week video series! Our 365BarringtonTV team is producing weekly videos featuring the latest BHS sports action so […]]]>

The Barrington Broncos varsity football team is now 3-0 for the season after defeating Hersey 31-15 at home on Friday night. 365BarringtonTV’s Tommy Derken brings us the game-night highlights with the latest in our BHS Game of the Week video series!

Barrington Broncos Defeat Hersey in BHS Game of the Week

Barrington Broncos Defeat Hersey in BHS Game of the Week

Our 365BarringtonTV team is producing weekly videos featuring the latest BHS sports action so stay tuned for the next BHS Game of the Week and enjoy this week’s play-by-play.

If you missed Friday night’s game, here’s a look at the rest of the 2014 Broncos Varsity Football Schedule:

Friday – 9.19.2014: Barrington vs. Wheeling at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday – 9.27.2014: Barrington vs. Schaumburg (Homecoming) at 2 p.m.
Thursday – 10.2.2014: Barrington @ Conant at 6:30 p.m.
Friday – 10.10.2014: Barrington @ Hoffman Estates at 7:30 p.m.
Friday – 10.17.2014: Barrington vs. Palatine at 7:30 p.m.
Friday – 10.24.2014: Barrington @ Fremd at 7:30 p.m.

State Playoffs

1st Round – 11.1.2014: Barrington vs. TBA
2nd Round – 11.8.2014: Barrington vs. TBA
Quarterfinals – 11.15.2014: Barrington vs. TBA
Semifinals – 11.22.2014: Barrington vs. TBA
State Championship – 11.29.2014: Barrington vs. TBA

For more information about the Barrington Broncos team, coaching staff and schedule of games and events, visit BHSFootball.org.

Game of the Week

Game of the Week

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257. 10th Annual LaCompte/Kalaway Trail Owners Cup Polo Tournament http://365barrington.com/2014/09/12/257-lacompte-kalaway-trail-owners-cup-polo-tournament-barrington-hills/ http://365barrington.com/2014/09/12/257-lacompte-kalaway-trail-owners-cup-polo-tournament-barrington-hills/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:34:57 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=188876 Gates open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 13th, for the 10th Annual LeCompte/Kalaway Trail Owners Cup in Barrington Hills and Pre-Game festivities before the first match begin at noon. The Riding Club of Barrington Hills and the Barrington Hills Polo Club spent today preparing for the annual polo tournament and say they’re excited to […]]]>

Gates open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 13th, for the 10th Annual LeCompte/Kalaway Trail Owners Cup in Barrington Hills and Pre-Game festivities before the first match begin at noon. The Riding Club of Barrington Hills and the Barrington Hills Polo Club spent today preparing for the annual polo tournament and say they’re excited to welcome some exciting and very high profile new sponsors to this year’s event.

LeCompte/Kalaway Landowners Cup - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

LeCompte/Kalaway Landowners Cup – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Thousands of people from around Chicagoland and beyond are expected to visit Barrington Hills for tomorrow’s polo tournament and all are welcome to join the fun. General Admission tickets cost $15 and kids are admitted for free.

Event Chairman Patty Meroni says this is Chicagoland’s largest and best-attended polo event of the year. “This year, we have teams sponsored by Trump Hotels, Lake Forest Sportscars, Medieval Times and two Barrington Hills families, the Elders and the Harringtons.”

The five sponsored teams will compete in two exciting matches along with a host of other attractions to appeal to spectators of all ages.  The event promises fun for the entire family with the following tournament highlights:

Noon – Parade of Hounds & Pony Club Quadrille
During the Pre-Game festivities, enjoy a performance by the Fox River Valley Pony Club Quadrille (Sponsored by Trust Company of Illinois) and The Fox River Valley Hunt Club/Concord Hounds in the annual Parade of Hounds at noon.  (Sponsored by Marquardt of Barrington)

LeCompte/Kalaway Landowners Cup - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

LeCompte/Kalaway Landowners Cup – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

12:30 – The Opening Game/Battle of the Sexes Polo Match
The opening game pits an all-female team against an all-male team in the “Battle of the Sexes,” a confrontation rarely seen in this country. The ladies, sponsored by the Elder family will face the men, sponsored by Medieval Times.

Five teams will compete in two exciting matches along with a host of other attractions to appeal to spectators of all ages.

Five teams will compete in two exciting matches along with a host of other attractions to appeal to spectators of all ages.

2:20 – The Second Match/LeCompte Kalaway Trail Owners Cup Polo Match
The second match is the LeCompte Kalaway Trail Owners Cup, named for the LeCompte family who provides the venue for the event and the late Ben Kalaway, a well-known and beloved horseman in Barrington Hills. Lake Forest Sportscars, Trump Hotel Chicago and the Harrington family team will compete in this prestigious match using a “round-robin” format developed by the United States Polo Association.

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2nd Annual Medieval Times Jousting Exhibition
Back by popular demand, Medieval Times knights will return to hold a jousting exhibition and mock battle.

Medieval Times Knights t host a Jousting Competition at the LeCompte/Kalaway Landowners Cup in Barrington Hills - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Medieval Times Knights t host a Jousting Competition at the LeCompte/Kalaway Landowners Cup in Barrington Hills – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Patch 22 Hay Wagons
The popular Patch 22 hay wagons will give free rides and the young riders of the Fox River Valley Pony Club will demonstrate their skills. A “shoppers Midway” with vendors selling food, apparel, arts and crafts and even chiropractic services will be field side during the event.

Clydesdales, Beer and Barrington Polo

Photo Courtesy of Megan West

Ladies Hat Competition
With prizes for the best ladies’ hats.  Sponsored by Bentley Gold Coast Exotic Imports.

LeCompte/Kalaway Landowners Cup - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

LeCompte/Kalaway Landowners Cup – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

Tailgate Competition
Tailgaters can compete for the Peter Wessel Memorial Tailgate Award for the best tailgate parties sponsored by Partners Advisors, Ltd. Gold Coast Exotic Imports, Chicago’s Rolls Royce and Bentley dealership will sponsor a ladies hat competition.

LeCompte/Kalaway Landowners Cup - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

LeCompte/Kalaway Landowners Cup – Photographed by Julie Linnekin

The event will take place at the Oakwood Farms Polo Field on Deepwood Road just west of Bateman Road in Barrington Hills between Lake Cook and Route 62.  Gates open at 11 a.m., the price of general admission is $15 and children under 12 are free.

Click to view slideshow.

The Riding Club of Barrington Hills and the Barrington Hills Polo Club co-host the event as a “thank you” for Barrington Hills trail landowners who allow riding trails across their properties. In addition to free admission, trail landowners will be served a complimentary gourmet feast under a private field side tent.

Our 365BarringtonTV video crew will be there to capture the tournament day excitement on camera and here’s a look back at last year’s event, courtesy of reporter Catherine Goetze.

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256. Heinen’s Grocery, Cook Street Coffee & BHS-TV Take the Ice Bucket Challenge http://365barrington.com/2014/09/12/256-heinens-grocery-cook-street-coffee-bhs-tv-take-ice-bucket-challenge/ http://365barrington.com/2014/09/12/256-heinens-grocery-cook-street-coffee-bhs-tv-take-ice-bucket-challenge/#comments Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:09:54 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=188782 Heinen’s Grocery, Cook Street Coffee and BHS-TV have all accepted 365Barrington’s ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness and funds for ALS. We nominated all three during Barrington’s Community Ice Bucket Challenge at the gazebo downtown last month.  They all stepped up to soaked for the cause and we made sure to get all three […]]]>

Heinen’s Grocery, Cook Street Coffee and BHS-TV have all accepted 365Barrington’s ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness and funds for ALS. We nominated all three during Barrington’s Community Ice Bucket Challenge at the gazebo downtown last month.  They all stepped up to soaked for the cause and we made sure to get all three ice bucket challenges on video.

Heinen's Grocery, Cook Street Coffee & BHS-TV Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Heinen’s Grocery, Cook Street Coffee & BHS-TV Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Surrounded by his team of associates, General Manager Mark Vrtacnik took the challenge at Heinen’s Grocery during their Hatch Chile Roast outside the store on Saturday. Mark passed the challenge on to three additional Heinen’s associates, including the General Manager of their new Glenview store, Sharri Pieczynski, and the managers at two Heinen’s locations in Ohio.

Cook Street Coffee owner Mike Shipley convinced his team to take the challenge with him outside the café this week.

In addition to getting soaked for the cause, Cook Street Coffee is collecting donations for the Les Turner ALS Foundation at the café through this weekend which will be matched by the Barrington family that owns Stanley Machining and Tools Corp.

They’re also challenging customers to come and visit Cook Street Coffee this Sunday, September 14th, to support another great cause.  All donations they collect at the café on Sunday plus 10% of the day’s profits will be donated to the American Heart Association and this weekend’s McHenry County Heart Walk.  Thank you for accepting our challenge, Cook Street Coffee!

And we we didn’t know for sure, but had a hunch that BHS-TV teacher Jeff Doles would be a good sport and step up to get soaked for the cause.  His students, several of whom are part of our 365BarringtonTV crew, were more than happy to dump multiple buckets on Mr. Doles to help spread the challenge to even more people within the Barrington and BHS community.

If you’re not up for getting iced, there’s an easier way to support the cause and impact local efforts to find a cure for ALS.  Barrington’s team taking part in the upcoming Les Turner ALS Foundation Walk for Life is called Paul Launer’s Iron Horse Brigade.  They’re walking with and on behalf of Paul Launer, a Barrington father-of-two who was diagnosed with ALS in June of 2011.  The team currently consists of 179 members who will represent Barrington during the September 21st walk at Soldier Field.  As of today, their fundraising page shows they’ve raised over $125,000!!!

If you’d like to contribute, CLICK HERE.

To help us get to know Paul Launer, the man who inspired the Iron Horse Brigade, Barrington photographer and film producer Thomas Balsamo created a series of touching videos from an on-camera interview with Paul.  In these videos, Paul shares his determination to make the most of each moment in life.

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