Grapefruit is the Tasty Tuesday Ingredient of the Month for February

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 … Read more

Heinen's Wellness Consultant, Kady Shipley - Photographed by Julie Linnekin

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 … Read more

Generic Tablet Computer and book - Digital Library Concept

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 … Read more

Post - Mother's Day Walk Run

149. Go the Distance with Mom this Mother’s Day

Flowers, shmowers! Instead of giving your mom that ‘same old’ spring bouquet this Mother’s Day, why not give her a pair of running shoes and a spot in this weekend’s Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk ;). It’s happening Sunday morning on the streets of Barrington and it’s a fun experience you can share while helping a … Read more

Ice House Mall Antique and Garden Show Sale

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 … Read more

"Express Yourself" Photo Contest, Courtesy of Thomas Balsamo

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 … Read more

Community Church of Barrington Cookie Walk 2011

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 … Read more

Pink Glove Dance Competition

71. Bust a Move for the Pink Glove Dance Competition

It’s not every day that you see people dancing through the halls at Good Shepherd Hospital.  It’s not every day that you find hospital doctors, nurses and staff wearing pink gloves and feather boas to work.  But they’ve been up to something over at the hospital here in Barrington and, when I saw what it … Read more

365 Barrington Where's the Scarecrow Contest

68. Spot the Scarecrow to Win a Sweet Prize

It’s a beautiful fall day, it’s Friday to boot and I’m in the mood for a contest! Who feels like spotting scarecrows this weekend? Businesses throughout Barrington have decorated their storefronts with scarecrows for the Village’s annual community scarecrow design competition and I’ve been out on the streets snapping photos. Today we have a winner … Read more

Art in the Barn

65. Help Good Shepherd Hospital at Art in the Barn

If you’ve ever made a trip to Good Shepherd Hospital for medical needs, planned or unplanned, this is one weekend where you can return to repay the favor. The 37th Annual Art in the Barn juried fine art show is happening this Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th. Over 175 artists will be there … Read more