128. Help Restore Flint Creek for Earth Day

Photo Courtesy of Bob Lee
Want to make a difference this Earth Day? Then you and your kids won’t want to miss the Citizens for Conservation’s special Earth Day class  in Barrington this Saturday, April 7th. The best part about the class — it’s all outdoors! To teach the importance of plant restoration, the volunteer group is inviting the public […]

174. “Ignite the Night” Fall Bonfire Festival & Cookout

Ignite the Night Bonfire Festival in Barrington Hills
There’s a super cool fall festival happening in Barrington Hills this weekend, so I wanted to give you the scoop and make sure you have plenty of notice.  It’s the 4th Annual ”Ignite the Night” bonfire festival hosted by the Friends of the Forest Preserves in Cook County. The nighttime festival will take place this Saturday, September 25th, between […]

159. Barrington Hills Polo Part II

Playing Polo in Barrington Hills
There’s a certain mystique about the sport of polo that has always made me curious, especially since it’s played right here in Barrington. So I recently stopped by the Barrington Hills Polo Club’s Oakwood Farms field to check out a scrimmage, learn more about the sport and meet some local players. My husband, two kids and I […]

158. Barrington Polo & the Kalaway Landowners Cup

Playing Polo in Barrington Hills
If you’ve always wanted to get a close-up view of a live polo match, here’s your chance!  Barrington Hills is home to one of the Midwest’s finest polo clubs and next weekend the club is hosting the 6th Annual Kalaway Landowners Club, Chicagoland’s biggest polo event of the year. The Kalaway Landowners Cup will take place next […]

154. New at 365 – “Guess Where Wednesdays”

Where in Barrington Was this Photo Taken?
To me, the first day of the month always seems like a great time for fresh starts.  So, on this September 1st, we’re trying something new and we’re excited to see how this goes.  Starting today, we’re going to feature a contest called “Guess Where Wednesdays” here at 365Barrington.com.  If you can guess where in […]

151. Toast 10 Years of “Wellness” at The Lavender Ball

An Evening of Fundraising for Wellness Place
There’s a very special and highly anticipated party happening in Barrington in just two weeks.  “The Lavender Ball” at the Barrington Hills Country Club will celebrate the ten year anniversary of Wellness Place.  Over the years, Wellness Place has provided counseling, education and support to countless cancer patients and their families.  The upcoming gala is […]

109. Sanfilippo Summer Concert Series

Sanfilippo Summer Concert Series
For the first time ever, the family that founded John B. Sanfilippo and Sons, Inc., the parent company of Fisher Nuts, is opening the doors of their Barrington Hills estate for a special series of summer concerts. Tickets are still available through the family’s private foundation website. There are three more concerts scheduled at the Sanfilippo Estate, […]

66. Stop at Steeplechase Antiques

Barrington, Illinois Steeplechase Antiques
There’s something curiously inviting about Barrington’s Steeplechase Antiques. It’s a small shop just west of Lageschulte right on Barrington’s Main Street and it has caught my eye a million times. Maybe it’s the name. Before she moved to her Main Street location, owner Karrin DaBoll first ran her antiques business out of her Barrington Hills barn on Steeplechase Road. Maybe […]

58. Get to Know Artist Jim Root

Dory Sunset by Barrington Hills Artist James Root
The best thing about writing this blog is having an excuse to pick up the phone and call people.  This website is far from fancy, but it is one way to strike up a conversation and get to know neighbors who live right here in Barrington, like artist Jim Root.  Jim moved to Barrington Hills 23 […]

33. Suggest a Story for 365Barrington.com

365 Things to do in Barrington Suggestion Box
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 […]

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