7. Second City to Perform for Dash to Cure Diabetes

Dash to Cure Diabetes Comedy Show
It’s January and it’s cold, but the winter weather is no match for a little fun and humor in the name of a great cause.  Mark your calendars because Second City’s company of touring comedians is making a pit stop at Barrington High School to perform the night of Friday, January 25th. Second City’s touring […]

95. ‘Express Yourself’ at Photo Exhibit’s Opening Night

"Express Yourself" Photo Contest, Courtesy of Thomas Balsamo
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 […]

85. “C” is for Cookie at Community Church of Barrington

Community Church of Barrington Cookie Walk 2011
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 […]

71. Bust a Move for the Pink Glove Dance Competition

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 […]

65. Help Good Shepherd Hospital at Art in the Barn

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 […]

52. Save the Lives You Love at National Night Out

National Night Out in Barrington, Illinois
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 […]

22. Get Artsy Outdoors at Art in the Park

Citizen's Park Art in the Park Festival
If you love art and you love the outdoors, you don’t want to miss the FREE “Art in the Park” art and music festival coming up in Barrington this weekend.  The third annual event kicks off the outdoor festival season and is happening all day this upcoming Sunday, May 22nd.  You can expect to find […]

14. Sign Up for the Barrington Mother’s Day 5K

Sign Up for the Barrington Mother's Day 5K Run/Walk
Want to start a new tradition with your mom this Mother’s Day? There’s still time to sign up for the Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk happening on the streets of Barrington on Sunday morning. You can even have a poster created to cheer on your mom and arrange to have it posted along the course route. […]

339. Spice Up Classrooms with the Chili & Music Fest

Support Barrington Schools at the 2011 Chili and Music Fest
There’s a great party happening one week from today where you can sample chili, enjoy live music AND help create cool new programs that benefit all students in Barrington School District 220. It’s the fourth annual Chili & Music Fest, we’re all invited and you will be excited when you hear how this party is […]

306. Be Crowned the South Barrington Chili Champ

2011 Chili Champion at the South Barrington Arboretum
The results are in after Saturday’s “Chilly Challenge” Chili Cook-off in South Barrington. About 300 chili fans from in and around Barrington met at the South Barrington Arboretum Saturday afternoon to sample and vote for chili prepared by seven local restaurants. I was one of the guest judges and snapped a few photos on the […]

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