328. Barrington Crime Scene Investigators Class

 You’ve seen it on TV. The crime happens, the evidence is collected and the crime is solved, all within an hour! Let’s face it. The TV version of CSI doesn’t quite paint an accurate picture of a true crime scene investigator. But you can see, first-hand, how the pros solve crimes by signing up for a brand new class being … Read more…

299. Preschool 101 at the Barrington Area Library

 When you’re new to being a mom like I am, there’s a lot to learn about getting your kids started in school.  Sometimes it’s overwhelming. From traditional preschools, to the Park District to Montessori classes, Barrington offers many choices for preschool and the Barrington Area Library is helping make those decisions easier by hosting a Preschool Enrichment Fair tomorrow night. … Read more…

252. Learn to Speak Chinese in Barrington’s Schools

 Last night, School District 220 gave us all a new reason to celebrate the benefits of living  here in Barrington.  The school board voted to accept a $1.5 Million 5-year federal grant that will fund Chinese language instruction in grades kindergarten through 5.  That makes District 220 the ONLY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN ILLINOIS to receive federal funding this year for … Read more…

202. Opening Day at the New Early Learning Center

 This is an exciting day in Barrington because School District 220’s new Early Learning Center officially opened its doors to students for the first day of school this morning. The brand new school is a state-of-the-art, 38,000 square foot facility designed especially for special needs students age three to five years old. It’s the first new school to open in Barrington District 220 since 2002, … Read more…

157. Give Kids the Gift of Kindermusik

 I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I feel pangs of guilt every day because I’ve been known to let my two babies watch cartoons while I slip aside to check emails, return phone calls and, yes, even write posts right here on this blog. I admit, it feels wrong. But I recently found one way to … 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…

128. Anna Shea Chocolate Making Classes

 Have you ever seen chocolate so exquisite, it looks more like art than food? There’s a chocolate factory in South Barrington that not only produces these bite-sized beauties, starting tonight, they’ll be teaching classes on how to make them. These are the first chocolate making classes being offered at Anna Shea Chocolates since they opened at the South Barrington Arboretum back … Read more…

115. TT Patton to the Rescue

 For me, one of the hardest things about being self-employed is knowing when to step away from work. But there are a few times each year that I devote to my family and this next week is one of them.  I’m taking time off to spend time with my peeps and I found a great person to cover for me as a … Read more…

110. Barrington Home Shoppe Tapas Tasting

 I’ve always wanted to host a tapas dinner party at home, but I have yet to learn how to prepare any of my tapas favorites in my own kitchen. This week, I have found a fun way to figure that out! There’s a tapas and sangria-making demonstration and tasting taking place tomorrow night at the Barrington Home Shoppe right in … Read more…

86. Sign Up for Summer GLEE Camp

 Ever since the show, Glee, debuted on Fox a year ago, the idea of being in a high school choir has taken on a whole new meaning. Gone are the days of stiff, tuxedo-clad kids singing in unison. Today’s version of the “Glee Club” is hipper, cooler and a whole lot more fun. And that’s the motivation behind a new … Read more…