20. Barrington EATS: The Forbidden Fruit for Tasty Tuesday

 It’s Tasty Tuesday time again at District 220 schools, and the ingredient of the month for February is grapefruit.  Tasty Tuesday is a new healthy eating initiative in our elementary schools where students are served a sample of a fruit or vegetable on the first Tuesday of each month.  Then, the same food item will be offered intermittently on the … Read more…

13. Barrington EATS: Heinen’s Fine Foods for Better Health

 With the season of New Year’s resolutions in full swing, Heinen’s Fine Foods in Barrington is making it easier for us to stay on target and reach our health and wellness goals in 2013. In fact, they have a whole department in the store dedicated to subject, their Wellness Resource Center, and we decided there’s no better time than now … Read more…

354. Master Your New E-Reader at the Barrington Area Library

 Always up on the latest trends in technology, The Barrington Area Library is helping patrons get techie with a series of upcoming classes about how to use those new e-Readers that you received as gifts this year. Experts at the library will be showing patrons how to check out library e-Books for your e-Reader during these hands-on classes that are … Read more…

115. 3rd Annual Ice House Mall Antique & Garden Show

 This prematurely-warm March weather may have you taking a closer look at your winter-crippled garden earlier than normal this year.  So the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the Ice House Mall’s third annual Antique and Garden show sale which starts today in Barrington. You’ll find plenty of ideas, inspirations and items to help you revive your indoor and outdoor … Read more…

108. See The Lorax to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 108th Birthday

 Today is March second, you know what they say A great man in history was born this day If he were here now, he’d be one hundred eight It’s too bad he’s not because his books are great Some called the man Ted, but most knew another name for this boy who learned rhymes from his mother His dad hoped … Read more…

99. Give it Up for “Melty the Snowman”

 Well it turns out our recent snowstorm didn’t produce the best kind of snow for making snowmen. They couldn’t create the fleet of Frosties I’d envisioned during St. Matthew’s Snowman Building Day last weekend. But we still managed to find a winner for our 365 Barrington Snowman Contest. I just CAN NOT allow the Sweet Spot candy prize to go … Read more…

95. ‘Express Yourself’ at Photo Exhibit’s Opening Night

 What would you picture if you were asked to photograph something that makes you laugh, cry, something you love, something beautiful or something you can’t live without?  Your images would undoubtedly speak volumes about your values, your personality and the people who matter to you most. Barrington portrait photographer, Thomas Balsamo, recently posed that challenge to 28 area special needs … Read more…

85. “C” is for Cookie at Community Church of Barrington

 Bakers throughout Barrington have been busy all week preparing for tomorrow morning’s 38th Annual Community Church of Barrington Cookie Walk. If you want to see what “selling like hot cakes” looks like, don’t be late. Last year, they sold out of cookies in just over an hour.  So be sure to show up early because goodies found at the Cookie … Read more…

83. “A Christmas Carol” at Prairie Middle School

 He’s cold.  He’s cranky.  And he’s coming soon to a theater near you! Ebeneezer Scrooge and the cast of A Christmas Carol will take the stage at Prairie Middle School this weekend and I hear eighth grader, Scott Jonske, plays one mean miser! Because we could all use a close encounter with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet … Read more…

74. 8th Annual Barrington Taste Fest and Expo

 Once a year in Barrington, the finest local chefs all come together in one place to serve up a special menu of featured dishes for diners to sample. It’s called the Barrington Taste Fest & Expo, it’s happening Thursday night, October 27th, at the Millrose Restaurant in South Barrington and tickets are selling fast, but still available. The event is … Read more…