56. Northwest CASA’s Clothesline Project Awarded 2015 Power of the Purse Grant

 The Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA) has been named as the recipient of the 2015 “Power of the Purse” grant by the Barrington Area United Way. The $5,000 grant will be used to help fund CASA’s Clothesline Project, an international program designed to address the issue of violence against women. Barrington Area United Way volunteers started the Power of … Read more…

20. Menu Monday: Frantonio’s Magnifico Sub Sandwich

 It’s Menu Monday and time for this week’s look at a delicious menu item found at a Barrington area restaurant.  Today, I’m dreaming of an amazing sandwich you can only find at Barrington’s own Frantonio’s Italian Deli, Café & Catering.  The 20+ year-old deli owned by Franco and Patti Bruno is tucked away on the east side of Route 14 between … Read more…

9. FuntasTech Tutors’ 8 Must-Have Apps for the New Year

 The teen founders behind the local startup FuntasTech are promoting a special offer with their technology tutoring service for the new year. They’ve come up with a list of eight must-have apps to help with everything from organizing recipes to storing passwords, managing medicines and even keeping our memories sharp and diets on track in 2015. If you know anyone … Read more…

364. Cryin’ Side of Town Performing at Grassroots’ New Year’s Eve

 “Trailer Park Tango” is this year’s New Year’s Eve party at Grassroots Clothing & General Store in Barrington with live music, BBQ, pizza and a champagne toast at midnight! The party starts at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31st.  At 9:30, David Prusina and The Cryin’ Side of Town band will take the stage. Known and loved for their old-timey, … Read more…

Barrington Area Library Presents Madrigal Choir

The BHS Madrigal Singers are back by popular demand with a concert of classic holiday music. Enjoy the amazing voices, high energy, and good cheer of some of the most talented BHS students. Registration required and refreshments will be served.  Event will take place in the Meeting Room.

178. Meatheads Story Time, Reading Rewards & A Special “Goulden Burger”

 Meatheads Burgers is hosting a series of free summer reading events at all of their restaurant locations, with the next one coming up this Saturday in Barrington!  Kids age ten and younger are welcome to this special Story Time with Craft event hosted by author, media personality and “Mommy on a Shoestring” founder Beth Engelman. Meatheads’ Story Time will run … Read more…

Ladies Night Out for Relay for Life

Ladies, join Relay for Life at Francesca’s Famiglia Restaurant in downtown Barrington on Thursday evening, May 8, from 4:30 to 8:30pm and delight in a night out of dining and shopping to help raise funds for Relay for Life of Barrington. Treat yourself to a night out — you deserve it! Shop for yourself, Mother’s Day gifts, graduation gifts, wedding … Read more…

349. Still Time to See Santa at the Ice House Mall

 Christmas is next week, but you’re not too late to spend some quality time with Old St. Nick at Barrington’s Ice House Mall! You’ll find Santa at the Ice House Mall from noon to 3 p.m. every day from now through Sunday, December 22nd.  He’ll also be there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both Monday, December 23rd and … Read more…

330. Health Beat: Six Tips for Curing a Holiday Hangover

 A sip of bubbly here, a glass of holiday eggnog there, drinking too much at the holiday party can make you feel like you were hit by a truck. Anyone who has taken a few too many sips of an alcoholic beverage knows the feeling of a hangover quite well. A pounding headache, nausea and exhaustion are all telltale signs … Read more…