56. Get in on the New Barrington Dance Craze

 There’s a new community dance craze taking over the streets of Barrington. “Flash Mobs” have become the latest rage. If you watch Glee, follow YouTube or are a hip and happening reader of 365Barrington.com, I’m sure you know all about them ;).  For those of you who’d like a little background, Flash Mobs are “large groups of people who assemble … Read more…

53. Get Lucky at the Summer Duck Race & Pool Party

 Don’t let summer sneak away without taking part in one of Barrington’s most popular parties of the season. The 18th Annual Duck Race and Pool Party is happening tomorrow and there are hundreds of rubber ducks resting in Barrington tonight before they take the plunge during tomorrow’s big event. With more than 150 prizes on the line, the stakes are … Read more…

52. Save the Lives You Love at National Night Out

 Our new baby turned two weeks old yesterday. With three kids under three in our house, events like tonight’s sixth annual National Night Out at Citizens Park in Barrington are beginning to take on new meaning.  Barrington police have played a big part in the planning and it’s designed to be a fun way to learn things that can save … Read more…

150. Spruce Things Up at 365Barrington.com

 We’re on day 150 here at 365Barrington.com. Though I’m not quite half way through, somehow #150 feels like progress. While I’ve been busy keeping up with my daily posts, we’ve been working, behind the scenes, on ways to make this website more useful. Today, we’re launching our new look, for now, with new plans to add more information on this … Read more…

147. Bronco Football Pep Rally

 They’ll be raising the roof at Barrington High School tomorrow night. The 15th Annual Bronco Football Pep Rally starts at 7PM and they say, “Come early, be loud, wear red and show your spirit!” Team players, cheerleaders, the Broncette Pom Squad, Spirit Band and Color Guard will all be performing to get the crowd fired up for Barrington school sports … Read more…

145. Eat, Pray and Love FOOD

 The movie version of Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, “Eat Pray Love” hit the big screen this month and Gold Class Cinemas at the South Barrington Arboretum is offering a special menu and cooking demonstrations based on the movie this week. In the story, the main character, played by Julia Roberts, visits Italy, India and Indonesia during her journey of self-discovery. Gold … Read more…

144. Grow Little Readers at Learning Trek

 My oldest child is about to turn two and there are a lot of things I’m still learning about being a mom. In the coming year, we have to tackle things like potty training, transitioning to a “big girl” bed and getting those shoes on the right feet.  The owner of “Learning Trek Academy” in Barrington says it’s not too early … Read more…

142. Jazz Fest at L’Eiffel Bistrot

 If you’re a fan of jazz music, it’s a great weekend to check out L’Eiffel Bistrot in South Barrington. They’re hosting Jazz Fest there with live music tonight and tomorrow night. One of the featured performances will be a session by Hot Club Du Chicago.  They’re a quartet that specializes in playing “Gypsy Jazz”, made popular in 1930’s France. Hot … Read more…

141. Get “Together Again” at Summer Fun Friday

 The Village of Barrington is closing down South Cook Street tomorrow night for the final “Summer Fun Friday” bash of the year. It’s a family block party for all of Barrington and a great chance to get together with neighbors for LIVE music, dinner and drinks. McGonigal’s Pub will be serving up some of their favorites, including corned beef sandwiches, chicken … Read more…

139. Meet The Barrington Bus Family

 The first day of school is one week from today, but you may have already seen the big yellow buses back out on the streets.  For the past week, the Barrington Transportation Company has been busy test driving their buses and getting drivers in gear for the new school year.  It’s a big job, but the family behind this bus company knows the business … Read more…