Introducing #LoveBarrington | Barrington 220 Chinese Immersion Program Kicks Off List of Favorite Things

How do we love thee, Barrington? Help us count the ways! We’re kicking off a new series this Valentine’s Day week called #LoveBarrington. We’re inviting readers (that’s YOU!) to share favorite things about living here in the Barrington area so stay tuned for new additions to the list. We’re starting things off with a piece written by Barrington mom-of-two and ... Read more...

Celebrate Citrus Season at Heinen’s Zest Fest

Dreaming of more sunshine and the return of spring in Barrington? Heinen’s Grocery is inviting us all to come “taste the sun” at Zest Fest, featuring special tastings to celebrate the return of citrus season! Presented by Heinen’s Grocery and Melissa’s Produce, Zest Fest is happening at Heinen’s in Barrington from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, ... Read more...

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | A Life from Scratch’s Homemade Pork Ragu

As I chop herbs & veggies for tonight’s Heinen’s Sunday Supper, I can’t help but wonder how everyone’s winter is going so far? Aside from the random arctic blast earlier in December (that has us all seriously bracing ourselves) I feel like, weather-wise, we’ve had it pretty…..good. Very little snow, very little sub zero temps, but also very little sunshine. ... Read more...

Barrington Area Spring Bird Walks & Hikes with Wendy Paulson

The early birds have been singing again and that can only mean one thing. It’s about time for the return of Wendy Paulson’s Barrington Area Spring Bird Walks & Hikes! Hot off the presses, we just received the schedule from Wendy featuring upcoming dates when you can join her to learn about the birds living in the Barrington area. A ... Read more...

The Garlands Presents | A Live Staged Adaptation of “His Girl Friday”

All are welcome to come and see a live staged adaptation of the classic Hollywood 1940’s screwball comedy “His Girl Friday” at the Garlands of Barrington Performing Arts Center. The performance will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 19th, and tickets include a casual dinner for a fun and festive night of local theater. Photo Caption: Northwest suburban cast ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Valentine’s Day Surf and Turf

With Valentine’s Day coming up next week, I’ve been on a mission to develop an unconventional surf and turf recipe for a special way to celebrate the loved ones in your life. Traditional surf and turf is a meal combining steak or red meat and seafood. Typically, I’ve prepared this as a steamed lobster tail with some cut of steak, ... Read more...

Advocate Health Debuts New Website Celebrating Nurses

Advocate Health just launched a new website at AdvocateNurse.com devoted to celebrating and supporting its nurses. What a special way to honor the men & women who are such a treasured source of knowledge and comfort in the medical setting! In addition to reaching out to the nursing community, Advocate’s new website and corresponding campaigns offer us all an opportunity ... Read more...

Heinen’s Sunday Supper | Hard Cider Wild Boar with Whiskey Apples

Winter is the season for comforting weeknight meals. Most evenings youʼll find us cozied up at home – a fire burning in the fireplace and a warm farm-style dinner cooking in the dutch oven. We seriously LOVE our dutch oven – you might even call it an obsession. Itʼs such a versatile tool and SO fun to cook with! Hard ... Read more...

Hikers Tour Rare Gravel Hill Prairie on Private Barrington Hills Property

L.L. Bean and The Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT) recently sponsored a weekend winter hike, offering area residents and families a close-up look at a gravel hill prairie, right in Barrington’s back yard. Gravel hill prairies are island-like patches of prairie vegetation occurring on otherwise wooded steep slopes that face south or southwest. This type of hill prairie is very ... Read more...

Heinen’s Wellness Fair Helps Shoppers Seeking a Healthy Start to 2017

Well, that’s a wrap for January. A new month begins tomorrow and, if you want to keep those healthy new year resolutions on track, you can always count on Heinen’s Wellness Department as a year-round resource! Heinen’s hosted their annual store-wide Wellness Fair this month. We enjoyed trying wonderful products and learning new ideas for a healthy start to the new ... Read more...

Village of Barrington Announces “101 West,” New Luxury Apartment Complex in the Village Center

A brand new luxury residential development is coming to downtown Barrington and construction just started this week! The Village of Barrington announced that in early 2018, the former ADCO site (southwest corner of North Hough Street and Liberty Street between the McGrath Volvo dealership and Paul’s Burritos) will be the new home to 101 West, a beautiful, 64-unit apartment community. ... Read more...

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