136. Talk with Trustees at TONIGHT’S Town Hall Meeting

 With Heinen’s Fine Foods opening this August and new shops popping up around town, there’s an exciting new energy in Barrington.  We hear rumors that some other popular companies are eying Barrington as a great place to open for business.  And here’s one of the burning questions we’re hearing people ask today: What businesses will be opening at the new … Read more…

133. Bring Your Kids to See Tom Pease Concert TONIGHT!

 Want to treat your kids to something super special in Barrington tonight?  Children’s entertainer and musician, Tom Pease, will be performing LIVE in a special concert at Lutheran Church of the Atonement at 6:30 p.m. Tom Pease is visiting Barrington from his 75 acre property of rolling woods and fields in rural Amherst, Wisconsin where he lives with his wife … Read more…

132. Indulge at Couture Cupcake Cafe Grand Opening

 If it takes couture quality cupcakes to satisfy your sophisticated sweet tooth, then today is your lucky day! A brand new business called Couture Cupcake Café and Gelato Bar is opening it’s doors in Kildeer and we’re all invited to sample the sweets at tonight’s Grand Opening, pink-ribbon cutting ceremony and cupcake celebration. Owner Cathi Volante has been working hard … Read more…

11. Find Spring Treasures at Ice House Antique Show

 Somehow I’ve trained my two-year-old to say “It’s a happy day!” first thing when she wakes up. She shouts this out at the first signs of sunlight, even if it’s dark, stormy and I feel like crawling back into bed. But today, it really LOOKS like a happy day. The sun is shining (at least for now), the forecast calls … Read more…

7. "Sing" to Win $5,000 at Deer Park Town Center

 The prizes are sweet and the stakes are high in a cool national singing competition just getting underway at Deer Park Town Center. The “Sing!” vocal talent competition will shine the spotlight on choirs, choruses, gospel singers, glee clubs and vocal groups right here in the Barrington area and throughout the country.  The groups must consist of 3 to 25 … Read more…

3. Audition for the First Barrington Community Follies

 Do you like to sing in the shower? Do your toes start tapping when you hear a snappy tune? Does your car become your stage when you sit down in the driver’s seat? Don’t waste all of that untapped talent by performing for yourself! Why not share it with the world in the first ever Barrington Community Follies?  That’s right, … Read more…

33. Suggest a Story for 365Barrington.com

 We’ve made it to day #33 of 365 and we’re excited to say that the Chicago Tribune has asked if they could feature this blog every Thursday in the paper and on their website, too. That’s great news becuase it’ll help us get the word out about cool stuff to do, places to go and people to meet in Barrington, Illinois. … Read more…

31. See Nightmare on Elm Street, Barrington Style

    From flying kites to Freddy Krueger, we cover the warm, the fuzzy and the totally terrifying here at 365Barrington.com. Tonight’s the night we’ve been waiting for, when Barrington’s Jewel Park neighborhood hits the big screen. Hollywood movie crews descended on Barrington last year to film portions of the new Nightmare on Elm Street in our town. They paid … Read more…

29. Spring Has Sprung Sprint

 You don’t have to join “The Biggest Loser” to get fit.  There’s a great shape-up going down right in The Village of Lake Barrington.  The Village recently formed a “Community Health and Wellness Committee” and hosted their first-ever “Family Fun and Fitness Fair” last Fall. Their second event, the “Spring Has Sprung Sprint”, is coming up this Saturday and there’s still time to sign up. … Read more…

28. Play Some Old School Basketball

 The Lake Barrington Field House is fired up about a new adult basketball league they’re starting for men age 18 and up. The goal is to give guys a way to play with groups their age on Tuesday nights from 7 to 10.  And there is something in it for you ladies, too.  It’s a great way to carve out a little alone time … Read more…