365Barrington http://365barrington.com One thing to do each day in Barrington, Illinois Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:12:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 27. Barrington Area Swim Clubs to Host Pre-release Screening of “Touch the Wall” Swimming Documentary http://365barrington.com/2015/01/30/27-touch-the-wall-swimming-documentary-barrington-area-library/ http://365barrington.com/2015/01/30/27-touch-the-wall-swimming-documentary-barrington-area-library/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:46:26 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=197854 TouchTheWall.com If you’re looking for something special to do in Barrington this weekend, The Barrington Swim Club and the Barrington Area Masters swim club are hosting a pre-release screening of the swimming documentary, Touch the Wall, the story of two women and their their journey to swimming’s highest stage – the 2012 London Olympics. You can see the film at the ... Read more...

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If you’re looking for something special to do in Barrington this weekend, The Barrington Swim Club and the Barrington Area Masters swim club are hosting a pre-release screening of the swimming documentary, Touch the Wall, the story of two women and their their journey to swimming’s highest stage – the 2012 London Olympics.

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You can see the film at the Barrington Area Library and a $5 donation will be requested for admission.  Show times are at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 30th or at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 31st.  An introduction will be given by Doug McConnell, a Barrington-based English Channel swimmer and holder of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming.

Doug McConnell Swimming the English Channel

Doug McConnell Swimming the English Channel – Courtesy of Susan McConnell

Touch the Wall chronicles two swimmers who are training for the US Olympic Trials to try to make the US Olympic Team in 2012. Both swimmers happen to be women (Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce) and Doug says the film offers  a really interesting look inside world-class swimming and the relationship between friends and competitors.

“Rarely does the public have an inside glimpse into the challenges and difficulties that world-class swimmers endure. The hours of training, the sacrifices and the emotional roller coaster that swimmers cope with are just mind-boggling to most people. The U.S. Olympic Trials are considered to be the highest-pressure swimming meet in the world, far more than the Olympic Games themselves. Entire swimming careers soar or are shattered by hundredths of seconds. This movie explores the unique relationship between these two gifted swimmers, both as fierce competitors and as fast friends.”

TouchTheWall.com

TouchTheWall.com

Documentarians describe Touch the Wall as “The story of two women and their their journey to swimming’s highest stage – the 2012 London Olympics. The young phenom, Missy Franklin, is just beginning her career and is saddled with mile-high expectations. The veteran Kara Lynn Joyce, is trying to rediscover the juice that took her the previous two Olympics.  Touch the Wall is a story of winning and losing, of commitment, and triumph through adversity. It’s also a story of family, of loving what you do, and having fun with the people around you. In a world starved for heroes, Missy and Kara stand tall in Touch the Wall.”

Doug McConnell says this pre-screening comes at the perfect time, with so many top performing young swimmers currently in Barrington.

“Interestingly, I was visiting with the head coach of the Barrington Swim Club (the age-group club) the other day, and he indicated that he expects that four or five BSC swimmers will make appearances at next year’s Olympic Trials. For a club with only 200 kids, that is a remarkable achievement, and shows just how much passion and commitment there is to swimming in our area.”

You’ll find the Barrington Area Library at 505 North Northwest Highway and you can learn more about the film at TouchTheWall.com.

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26. Kindergarten & Preschool Open House at Saint Anne Parish School http://365barrington.com/2015/01/28/26-kindergarten-preschool-open-house-saint-anne-parish-school/ http://365barrington.com/2015/01/28/26-kindergarten-preschool-open-house-saint-anne-parish-school/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:00:45 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=197836 Saint Anne Parish School Kindergarteners Saint Anne Parish School is hosting a Kindergarten and Preschool Open House from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28th. See the classrooms, meet the teachers and learn more about the great early childhood programs that Saint Anne’s has to offer to your family. From full and half-day Kindergarten and Preschool to flexible and affordable before and after school ... Read more...

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Saint Anne Parish School is hosting a Kindergarten and Preschool Open House from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28th. See the classrooms, meet the teachers and learn more about the great early childhood programs that Saint Anne’s has to offer to your family.

Saint Anne Parish School Kindergarteners

Saint Anne Parish School Kindergarteners

From full and half-day Kindergarten and Preschool to flexible and affordable before and after school care for all grade levels, Saint Anne Parish School offers many choices.  The school’s mission is to integrate knowledge, faith and Catholic values while growing servant leaders from the inside out.

All are welcome to ask questions, tour the classrooms, bring a friend and spread the word!  They are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year.

Saint Anne Parish School is located at 319 Franklin Street in Barrington, Illinois. For more information, you can reach the school’s main office at 847-301-0311. Click here to follow the latest St. Anne School updates on Facebook or visit their website at StAnneSchoolBarrington.org.

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25. Math & Literacy the Focus of Next Barrington 220 Parent University http://365barrington.com/2015/01/28/25-barrington-220-parents-university-math-literacy-focus/ http://365barrington.com/2015/01/28/25-barrington-220-parents-university-math-literacy-focus/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:47:09 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=197816 Barrington220.org If you haven’t signed up for Barrington 220’s latest Parent University session on math and literacy in our schools, that’s ok.  You’re still welcome to come out to tonight’s presentation for a wealth of information that will help you reinforce at home what your kids are learning in the classroom. Tonight’s Parent University is one of three remaining Parent University ... Read more...

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If you haven’t signed up for Barrington 220’s latest Parent University session on math and literacy in our schools, that’s ok.  You’re still welcome to come out to tonight’s presentation for a wealth of information that will help you reinforce at home what your kids are learning in the classroom.

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Tonight’s Parent University is one of three remaining Parent University sessions scheduled for the 2014/2015 school year. It will last from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28th at Roslyn Road Elementary School (224 W. Roslyn Road) in Barrington.

Are you interested in learning more about our district’s math curriculum? Are you confused by the problem solving method – bar modeling – used in our schools today? Do you wonder how we are teaching spelling or how to help your children at home? If so, this is the parent university for you!

There are eight breakout sessions scheduled for tonight and you are welcome to pick and choose which would be most helpful and attend as space allows.  CLICK HERE for the full list of breakout sessions.

If you can’t attend tonight, these two Parent University sessions are coming up in February:

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Changes in Illinois Assessment and Standardized Testing

Feb. 12, 6:30-8 p.m.
Barrington High School Guidance Resource Center
For parents of students in grades 2-11

The Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) and the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) are being retired. A new state assessment developed by the Partnership Assessment Readiness College and Careers (PARCC) will replace these two long-standing tests. The district must adjust to meet requirements of this new assessment system. This session will discuss the local response to the state requirements alongside the needs of the students in Barrington 220.

Please RSVP here.

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One-to-world: Staying Connected with Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Feb. 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
Two locations: Barrington High School Guidance Resource Center and Sunny Hill School
For parents of students in all grades

Attendants will be introduced to the Parent Portal features of the Infinite Campus Student Information System. Parents are encouraged to bring their own Internet-accessible device and participate in hands-on activities. Topics will include adding money to lunch accounts, editing family contact information, accessing transportation information, and viewing grades and assignments online. The session will end with an overview of the new online registration system that will be used for the 2015–16 school year.

Please RSVP here.

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To keep track of any additions to the upcoming Barrington 220 Parent University schedule, visit Barrington220.org/ParentUniversity.

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24. VIDEO: Runners Unite for Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure http://365barrington.com/2015/01/28/24-video-frozen-zucchini-snowshoe-adventure/ http://365barrington.com/2015/01/28/24-video-frozen-zucchini-snowshoe-adventure/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:13:20 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=197707 Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure 2015 - Photo by Bob Lee It was a frosty and fun morning at Citizens Park on Sunday for Smart Farm’s 2015 Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe 5K Adventure.  Participants bundled up and braved the cold, but were all smiles as they raced from the start to the finish line. With kids’ activities, snacks and visits with the Frozen Zucchini himself, organizers say this year’s event was a ... Read more...

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It was a frosty and fun morning at Citizens Park on Sunday for Smart Farm’s 2015 Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe 5K Adventure.  Participants bundled up and braved the cold, but were all smiles as they raced from the start to the finish line.

Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure 2015 - Photo by Bob Lee

Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure 2015 – Photo by Bob Lee

With kids’ activities, snacks and visits with the Frozen Zucchini himself, organizers say this year’s event was a huge success. And the top finishers took home the coveted frozen zucchini prize.  365Barrington.com reporter James Owen was there to meet the winners and film the event, which is one of main fundraisers that keep Smart Farm’s community gardens growing in Barrington.

The Smart Farm is an educational garden for the Barrington area and nearby communities.  Adults, children, and students learn about their agricultural heritage, organic gardening, the slow food movement, and best practices for living “green,” sustainable lives.  For more information, visit SmartFarms.org.

Here are more images from this year’s Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure, courtesy of Barrington photographer, Bob Lee.

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23. Make a STRIKE to Support Good Shepherd Hospital at the Family Fun Bowl http://365barrington.com/2015/01/27/23-make-a-strike-to-support-good-shepherd-hospital-family-fun-bowl/ http://365barrington.com/2015/01/27/23-make-a-strike-to-support-good-shepherd-hospital-family-fun-bowl/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:00:02 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=197354 Family Fun Bowl at Pinstripes Make a STRIKE to support Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at the Family Fun Bowl coming up at Pinstripes in South Barrington on January 31st.  The event is fun for all ages and will support Women and Infant Services at Good Shepherd. The Family Fun Bowl lasts from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pinstripes at the Arboretum of South Barrington (100 ... Read more...

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Make a STRIKE to support Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at the Family Fun Bowl coming up at Pinstripes in South Barrington on January 31st.  The event is fun for all ages and will support Women and Infant Services at Good Shepherd.

Family Fun Bowl at Pinstripes

Family Fun Bowl at Pinstripes

The Family Fun Bowl lasts from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pinstripes at the Arboretum of South Barrington (100 West Higgins Road).  Tickets are $45 per adult and $25 per child (children under age 6 are free). Bowling, shoe rental, children’s entertainment, FUN and food are included in registration.  Team and family registration, as well as sponsorships, are also available, call 847.990.5843.

CLICK HERE to check out the guest list on Facebook and CLICK HERE to register online.

Proceeds from the Family Fun Bowl will benefit Women and Infant Services at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. These funds will provide essential support needed for services, programs and outreach, including a sleep sack initiative to prevent SIDS and promote safe sleep for newborns.

Your support will allow Good Shepherd Hospital to advance the hospital’s clinical care and will help sustain important community programs which could be funded in no other way.

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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington, Illinois is a 169-bed acute care hospital with more than 700 physicians representing 50 medical specialties. It is part of Advocate Health Care, named one of the Top Ten hospital systems in the U.S. by Thomson-Reuters. Advocate is a faith-based organization that exists to serve its communities. For more about Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, visit AdvocateHealth.com/gshp.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at 450 W. Highway 22 in Barrington

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital at 450 W. Highway 22 in Barrington

 

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22. Meet USS Illinois Captain Jesse Porter at Barrington Commissioning Committee Event http://365barrington.com/2015/01/27/22-meet-uss-illinois-captain-barrington-commissioning-committee-event/ http://365barrington.com/2015/01/27/22-meet-uss-illinois-captain-barrington-commissioning-committee-event/#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:00:36 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=197500 USS Illinois & Crew The Barrington community has a big part to play in the commissioning of the second U.S. Navy ship in history to be named “USS Illinois”. Three Barrington residents are serving on a committee that will spend much of 2015 raising funds to support the submarine’s commissioning. They’re kicking things off with a special event in Barrington on February 5th where ... Read more...

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The Barrington community has a big part to play in the commissioning of the second U.S. Navy ship in history to be named “USS Illinois”. Three Barrington residents are serving on a committee that will spend much of 2015 raising funds to support the submarine’s commissioning. They’re kicking things off with a special event in Barrington on February 5th where guests will have an opportunity to meet USS Illinois’ captain and a few members of his crew.

USS Illinois & Crew

USS Illinois & Crew – Photo from USSIllinois.org

The USS Illinois (SSN-786) is the 13th Virginia Class nuclear submarine and is currently under construction at Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, Ct. She is only the second U.S. Navy ship to be commissioned with the name “USS Illinois” since a battleship with that name was commissioned in 1897. It is expected to be launched in mid-2015 and commissioned in December 2015.

The first USS Illinois

The First USS Illinois BB-7 – Photo from USSIllinois.org

Barrington residents, Bobby Ferguson (a former Navy officer and the committee co-chair), Dee Dee Johnson (owner of Bataille Academie of the Danse) and event planner, Christina Currie, are serving on the USS Illinois Commissioning Committee along with a select group of state and local leaders.

USS Illinois Commissioning Committee - Photo from USSIllinois.org

USS Illinois Commissioning Committee – Photo from USSIllinois.org

The USS Illinois Commissioning Committee’s purposes are to promote awareness within the state of the construction of the USS Illinois, provide support for the crew during construction, help organize and raise funding for the events surrounding the launching and commissioning, and to provide ongoing support for the ship and its crew after it is commissioned. “It’s huge for our state to have this honor for the first time since 1897,” Christina says. And it’s important for the Navy to know that we support them and are here for them.”

USS Illinois Crew

USS Illinois Crew – Photo from USSIllinois.org

First Lady Michelle Obama, the ship’s sponsor, will christen the USS Illinois with a champagne bottle during the submarine’s launch in June and the crew will set sail for 30 days when the ship is commissioned in December.

USS Illinois Captain Jeff Porter

USS Illinois Commanding Officer, Jeff Porter

You can learn more about the USS Illinois and meet the captain, Commanding Officer Jesse Porter, during a special commissioning event from 6:30 to 8:30 on Thursday, February 5th, at Wickstrom Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram (600 W. Northwest Highway) in Barrington.

Commanding Officer Porter will make a presentation about the USS Illinois and its crew. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served and the committee will be introducing the official USS Illinois cookie which is being produced by Jennie and Vera’s Cookies right here in Barrington, Illinois.

To attend the February 5th commissioning event at Wickstrom, call Christina Currie at 224-558-1764 or CLICK HERE to reserve your spot. There is no admission charge, but donations will be requested at the event and may also be made online at USSIllinois.org.

In addition to his visit at Wickstrom, CDR Porter will be visiting with students at Barrington High School and touring Stanley Machining in Carpentersville earlier in the day on February 5th. Stanley Machining is owned by Barrington’s Trzaska family and provides equipment for the Army and Navy.

For more information about the submarine and upcoming launch and commissioning, visit USSIllinois.org. And for an inside look at what the new USS Illinois will be like once construction is complete, watch this video from NBC5 Chicago’s Phil Rogers.

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21. Chamber of Commerce Seeking 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award Nominations http://365barrington.com/2015/01/26/21-chamber-commerce-seeking-athena-2015-leadership-award-nominations/ http://365barrington.com/2015/01/26/21-chamber-commerce-seeking-athena-2015-leadership-award-nominations/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:52:26 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=197609 Post - Athena Award - Featured Nominations are now open to all women in the Barrington region for the 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award, to be presented by the Women’s Biz Net Council (WBN) of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC). The 2015 ATHENA will be presented at the WBN ATHENA luncheon on Thursday, May 28 at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.   All ... Read more...

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Nominations are now open to all women in the Barrington region for the 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award, to be presented by the Women’s Biz Net Council (WBN) of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC). The 2015 ATHENA will be presented at the WBN ATHENA luncheon on Thursday, May 28 at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington.

 

All women in the Barrington region who meet the award criteria are eligible. Nominees must demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession; provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community; and actively assist or mentor women in achieving their leadership potential. ATHENA nominees may represent for-profit or non-profit organizations. A selection committee made up of a diverse group of community leaders and members of the WBN will review all nominations to make their selection.

The WBN’s first ATHENA Leadership Award was presented to Joyce Palmquist, Executive Director of the Barrington Area Council on Aging (BACOA) in November 2012. Palmquist was recognized as a passionate advocate for senior residents, a knowledgeable trainer for care givers, a trusted partner with many civic organizations and businesses and a creative fundraiser who has initiated some fun and profitable Barrington events. Under her leadership, BACOA has positively impacted many, many individuals in the Barrington area each year.

The 2014 award was presented to Ellaine Sambo-Reyther, VP – Director, Trust & Estate Services at BMO Harris Bank, at the ATHENA Luncheon last May.  She was recognized for her work with several local civic organizations to develop strategies and resources to help women succeed. She is a member of the Women’s Advisory Alliance and a team leader and panelist for the “Women & Wealth – Teaching My Family to Give” conference, serves on the board of WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger) which helps women and children escape abusive situations, and on the board of the Wellness Place.

The deadline for nominations is April 10, 2015. Nomination forms are available in person at the Chamber office, 190 E. James St., Barrington or by email, events@barringtonchamber.com.

Post - Athena Award Barrington, 2012The ATHENA Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates women’s exemplary leadership, reflecting Plato’s quote, “What is honored in a country will be cultivated there.” The ATHENA Leadership Award was inspired by and named for the goddess of Greek mythology known for her strength, courage, wisdom and enlightenment. The Award honors for professional excellence, community service and active assistance to women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. The program inspires women to reach their full potential and strives to create balance in leadership worldwide.  More than 6,000 recipients in 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA award since the program’s inception in 1982.

Past recipients include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; Kay Koplovitz, founder of USA Networks and the first woman network president in television history; Pat Schroeder, former 12-term U.S. Congresswoman; Micki King, Olympic gold medalist; and women’s tennis great Bille Jean King.

About the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce - LogoFounded in 1969, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of 800+ member businesses representing more than 18,000 business people dedicated to the prosperity of the 11 communities it serves: Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Long Grove, North Barrington, Port Barrington, South Barrington and Tower Lakes. The BACC promotes economic opportunities, advocates for business interests, offers professional development programs, and works to foster a robust regional economy.  For more, visit BarringtonChamber.com.

 

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20. Menu Monday: Frantonio’s Magnifico Sub Sandwich http://365barrington.com/2015/01/26/20-menu-monday-frantonios-magnifico-sub-sandwich/ http://365barrington.com/2015/01/26/20-menu-monday-frantonios-magnifico-sub-sandwich/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:44:28 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=197581 Magnifico Sub at Frantonio's Italian Deli & Cafe It’s Menu Monday and time for this week’s look at a delicious menu item found at a Barrington area restaurant.  Today, I’m dreaming of an amazing sandwich you can only find at Barrington’s own Frantonio’s Italian Deli, Café & Catering.  The 20+ year-old deli owned by Franco and Patti Bruno is tucked away on the east side of Route 14 between ... Read more...

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It’s Menu Monday and time for this week’s look at a delicious menu item found at a Barrington area restaurant.  Today, I’m dreaming of an amazing sandwich you can only find at Barrington’s own Frantonio’s Italian Deli, Café & Catering.  The 20+ year-old deli owned by Franco and Patti Bruno is tucked away on the east side of Route 14 between the Barrington Area Library and Lake Cook Road.

Frantonio’s Italian Deli and Cafe – 421 N. Northwest Highway

Frantonio’s is quite a find if you love quality deli meats, Italian Subs, New York Style pizzas, imported Italian delicacies, homemade pastas, lasagna, sausage, cheeses and sauces.  The menu offers 36 subs to choose from, but one sandwich called “The Magnifico” came highly recommended by a friend and became a fast favorite.  That’s actually an understatement.  There was a period when I had a serious Magnifico addiction.

The Magnifico is not stuffed and overflowing with hearty deli meats, which makes it seem lighter to me.  It’s a thinner sandwich, but it’s loaded with flavor thanks to Frantonio’s sliced prosciutto, which is one of the main ingredients.  It reminds me of something I once ordered while on vacation in Italy.

Magnifico Sub at Frantonio's Italian Deli & Cafe

Magnifico Sub at Frantonio’s Italian Deli & Cafe

In addition to thinly sliced prosciutto, the Magnifico is made with Frantonio’s own fresh Mozzarella homemade by owner Franco Bruno.  Franco once showed us how he makes the mozzarella right in Frantonio’s kitchen and, let me tell you, this cheese is fresh, mild and so soft, it almost melts in your mouth.

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Franco adds tomato, basil, olive oil and Italian spices on top of the mozzarella cheese for a Magnifico sandwich that lives up to its name!

mag·nif·i·cent  maɡˈnifəsənt/ – adjective
late Middle English: via Old French from Latin magnificent – ‘making great’

1. impressively beautiful, elaborate, or extravagant: striking.  “a dramatic landscape of magnificent mountains”
2. very good: excellent “Frantonio’s Magnifico sub is magnificent”

Frantonio's Magnifico Sub

Frantonio’s Italian Deli, Cafe & Catering Owner, Franco Bruno

And there’s much more where the Magnifico came from.  Frantonio’s menu is full of authentic Italian options inspired by Franco’s home in southern Italy where he started cooking in a banquet hall at age 12.

The “Buon Appetito” Sub, for example, is “Cappiciollo, Genoa Salami, Mortadella, Provolone Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato, Onion and our Seasoned Dressing”. The “A La Delecto” Sub is “Roast Beef with Cheddar Cheese, Pepperoncini, Lettuce, Tomato and our Seasoned Dressing”. The “Fromaggio Abondanza” Panini is “Two Delicious Italian Cheeses: Asiago & Auricchio Provolone with Roasted Red Peppers and Italian Spices”.

And they have a colorful selection of homemade sides and salads, like Antipasto, Tortellini, Artichoke, Italian Potato and Eggplant salads. We love the Caprese, also made with Franco’s homemade mozzarella cheese.

Frantonio's Gourmet Deli in Barrington, Illinois

Frantonio’s Homemade Sides & Salads

You can reach Frantonio’s Italian Deli, Café & Catering by phone at 847-382-2997 and you’ll find them at 421 N. Northwest Highway in Barrington. For more information and a closer look at their menu, CLICK HERE to follow Frantonio’s on Facebook or visit their website at Frantonios.com.

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19. Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure http://365barrington.com/2015/01/23/19-frozen-zucchini-5k-snowshoe-adventure/ http://365barrington.com/2015/01/23/19-frozen-zucchini-5k-snowshoe-adventure/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:26:44 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=197506 SmartFarms.org Break out your snowshoes!  Smart Farm’s 5th annual Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure is coming up this Sunday, Janaury 25th at Citizens Park in Barrington and the weather forecast is calling for… SNOW! No experience is necessary to take part in this fun family tradition from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road, in Barrington.  ... Read more...

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Break out your snowshoes!  Smart Farm’s 5th annual Frozen Zucchini 5K Snowshoe Adventure is coming up this Sunday, Janaury 25th at Citizens Park in Barrington and the weather forecast is calling for… SNOW!

SmartFarms.org

SmartFarms.org

No experience is necessary to take part in this fun family tradition from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Citizens Park, 511 Lake Zurich Road, in Barrington.  The cost to participate is $35 if you bring your own snowshoes or $45 if you need to rent snowshoes for the 5K adventure.

Smart Farm Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure - Sunday, January 25, 2015

Smart Farm Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure – Sunday, January 25, 2015

There’s lots of fun planned for kids during the Snowshoe Adventure.  Children age five and older will be supervised by a High School team during the race. The children will have a number of fun activities outside and, if it is extremely cold, will have access to the pavilion where they will have Hot Chocolate. Please dress your kids appropriately for 45 minute of outdoor activities. Spaces are limited so CLICK HERE to register now. This kids’ event is free, but donations are much appreciated!!!

Co-sponsored by The Barrington Park District and Erehwon Mountain Outfitter, organizers say this weekend’s race is shaping up to be their best event ever!  The Frozen Zucchini is all about getting out and enjoying the winter wonderland while supporting a great cause and our local charity, Smart Farm.

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The Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure is all about getting out and enjoying the winter wonderland while supporting a great cause and our local charity, Smart Farm.

Smart Farm LogoThe Smart Farm is an educational garden for the Barrington area and nearby communities. Adults, children, and students learn about their agricultural heritage, organic gardening, the slow food movement, and best practices for living “green,” sustainable lives.

For more information, visit SmartFarms.org.

 

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18.110th Annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove http://365barrington.com/2015/01/23/18-110th-annual-norge-ski-jump-tournament-fox-river-grove/ http://365barrington.com/2015/01/23/18-110th-annual-norge-ski-jump-tournament-fox-river-grove/#comments Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:45:14 +0000 http://365barrington.com/?p=197509 110th Annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament The Norge Ski Jump tournament is one of the area’s most popular winter sporting events and the 110th annual competition is coming up on Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th in Fox River Grove. The event is exciting, fun for the whole family and admission is FREE for children age 12 and under. Ski jumpers from around the world ... Read more...

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The Norge Ski Jump tournament is one of the area’s most popular winter sporting events and the 110th annual competition is coming up on Saturday, January 24th and Sunday, January 25th in Fox River Grove. The event is exciting, fun for the whole family and admission is FREE for children age 12 and under.

110th Annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament

110th Annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament

Ski jumpers from around the world will be competing at Norge this weekend, reaching serious speeds on the 70 meter hill.  They’ll be serving brats, hot dogs, pizza, popcorn, soda, beer, wine, Jägermeister and, if there’s no sow, that’s no problem.  They make their own!

Highlights from this weekend’s tournament include Junior and K70 competitions on Saturday, K70 US Cup Five Hills Tournament and Long – Standing Completion on Sunday.

The tournament runs from noon to 4 p.m. both days  Gates open at 11 a.m.   Admission buttons are required for Saturday and Sunday and may be purchased online, at local merchants or at the gate.  Buttons cost $11 online or $15.00 if you buy them at the door.  Admission for children age 12 and under is free.

Bring blankets, lawn chairs and dress warmly!  No carry-ins or dogs are allowed. For more information on shuttle busses, directions and details, visit NorgeSkiClub.com.

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Norje Ski Club is the oldest, continuously open ski club in the United States.  The club was started in 1905 by a group of Norwegian men. Most lived in Chicago and came out to Fox River Grove to ski jump. They created cottages on our club grounds to give them a place to stay while they were working on building up the club grounds or just having fun ski jumping. Over the years, men and women of all nationalities have joined the club to experience the thrills and enjoyment of ski jumping.  Learn more about the club’s fascinating history at NorgeSkiClub.com.

Norge Ski Jump Tournament

Courtesy of Norge Ski Club

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