Local Residents Share Why They Joined the Women’s March on Chicago

An estimated 250,000 people gathered for Saturday’s Women’s March on Chicago joining millions who participated worldwide. Judging by updates we saw on social media, there were a number of Barrington area residents who took part in this unprecedented show of global solidarity. As someone with close friends and relatives who supported different candidates in our presidential election, I am intimately ... Read more...

Tour Barrington’s Only Blue Ribbon Middle School at Saint Anne Open House

Saint Anne Parish Middle School is proud to be an integral part of a two-time National Blue Ribbon School of Academic Excellence 2016 & 2006. Our middle level students experience an environment that supports today’s young adults as they meet their world’s challenges. All are welcome to come and experience the Blue Ribbon difference at an Open House for all ... Read more...

NoonDaily | A Quick Trip Around Town

For today’s NoonDaily Update, we’re taking you on a quick trip around town with updates from Barrington area restaurants and businesses, including favorite menu items, home decor & fashion inspiration PLUS a new kids’ yoga class that starts today! Come along and check it out… Can you match the photos with their captions below? 1. Savory Salads | Did you ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Soul Warming Red Lentil Soup

January is the perfect time to make soup. There’s something comforting about a pot simmering on the stove with fresh stock ingredients on a cold gray day. This week and next I will be sharing soup recipes that warm the soul, starting with my favorite Red Lentil Soup. You probably already have most ingredients for this soup right in your ... Read more...

Community Rallies Behind Barrington Family After Boy Dies in Weekend Bike Accident

The Barrington community is stepping up to lift a local family coping with the sudden loss of their 12-year-old son and brother. Station Middle School 7th grader Johnathan “Jak” Kallas died Saturday after suffering a head injury while biking with friends near Citizens Park. Donations to a GoFundMe page created Monday by Jak’s father Kevin reached nearly $25,000 in the first ... Read more...

Birds of Barrington with Wendy Paulson | American Tree Sparrow

Recent spells of arctic weather have left many of our natural areas seemingly bereft of birdlife. Except for a crow here and a red-tailed hawk there, it appeared that most birds in the Barrington area had either flown away or were hanging around bird feeders. But there is one songbird species that I have consistently encountered, even on walks on ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Hot Chocolate Bar

It’s been cold outside here in the Midwest! The temperatures and wintry weather may be keeping us cooped up indoors, but there’s no better reason to curl up in front of the fire or snuggle on the couch watching a movie marathon. I’m guilty of Netflix binging this weekend.  I’m all caught up on The Crown and ready for season two. Staying inside is ... Read more...

NoonDaily | New Year’s Snapshots from Around Barrington

The kids are back in school – OH YEAH! We had a great break, but boy was it long, wasn’t it? It feels good to be back to work and sharing today’s NoonDaily Update featuring snapshots taken by community photographers at home, at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and at historic locations around Barrington. Can you match the photos with their ... Read more...

Cooking with Heinen’s | Fresh Start Smoothie Bowls

It’s January and that means everyone gets to reboot, do it over and start again. All the scrumptious snacks and multiple meals washed down by holiday cocktails and finished with rich desserts can be forgotten by new resolutions. Oh, if only that were true. At my Mom’s house for Christmas she had a table set up in the dining room that was solely dedicated ... Read more...

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2017!

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital finally got their first baby of the new year! Proud parents Tracy and Jack Covarrubias from Crystal Lake, IL welcomed their first child, Ava Lori, a baby girl at 10:08 a.m. on January 2nd. Ava Lori, weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and 19.5 inches long, was delivered by cesarean section. The delivering physician was obstetrician Dr. ... Read more...

NoonDaily | ABC7 News Features Barrington’s Chimney Cakes, Champagne Cocktails & the Last Winter Scenes of 2016

ABC7 Chicago News’ report on the Heart of Europe Cafe’s chimney cakes, champagne cocktails to celebrate the new year, a sweet Barrington play-date plus winter scenes from around town take the spotlight in the last NoonDaily Update of the year. Thanks for sharing your photos for our updates and can’t wait to see what’s in store at #NoonDaily in 2017! ... Read more...

NoonDaily | Final Scenes from Christmas in Barrington

With the new year nearly here, we’re taking one last look back at the 2016 Christmas holiday in pictures with images captured by community photographers around town in today’s NoonDaily Update. Can you match the photos with their captions below? 1. Rusty Hernandez | Elf on a Bumper spotted in town… 2. 365Barrington | Winter dance recital at Barrington Dance ... Read more...

Barrington Animal Hospital Treats Local Pet to Day of Pampering

Barrington Animal Hospital is starting the new year with a toast to the care of our pets in 2017! Since 1934, they’ve promised to provide local pets with the healthiest, happiest and longest life possible and they even treated a dog named Abel to a day of doggy pampering in 2016. The winner of our Pamper Your Pooch Photo Contest, ... Read more...

Holidays with Heinen’s | Fruit & Herb Infused Champagne Cocktails

Well that’s a wrap on Christmas 2016, but there’s still more celebrating to do! New Year’s Eve is days away and sparkling wines will play a starring role in this week’s holiday cocktails. We have so much to be thankful for and many reasons to celebrate. This year we’ll be toasting with champagne cocktails infused with fresh herbs and fruit ... Read more...

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