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

 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 goodies found at the Cookie … Read more…

83. “A Christmas Carol” at Prairie Middle School

 He’s cold.  He’s cranky.  And he’s coming soon to a theater near you! Ebeneezer Scrooge and the cast of A Christmas Carol will take the stage at Prairie Middle School this weekend and I hear eighth grader, Scott Jonske, plays one mean miser! Because we could all use a close encounter with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet … Read more…

267. On The Menu: Ambrosia Gingerbread Houses

 It’s the eve of Christmas Eve and and I’ll be cooking for tomorrow’s family festivities late into the night.  With my favorite holiday foods on my mind and in my oven, I thought today would be the perfect day to debut a brand new feature we’ll regularly be running here at 365Barrington.com called “On the Menu”. To help showcase some … Read more…

266. Be Invited to Sing at The White House

 The Barrington High School Madrigals just returned home from Washington D.C. after performing at the White House this week. The Junior and Senior students toured monuments between three days worth of performances at eight locations, including the White House, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the Old Post Office, the historic Willard Hotel, the National Christmas Tree and other museums and federal … Read more…

258. Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in South Barrington

 I always love the beginning of new traditions and the South Barrington Arboretum is adding complimentary horse-drawn sleigh rides to their list of things you can do when you visit their brand new outdoor skating plaza this year. Every Saturday and Sunday, they’re offering complimentary horse-drawn sleigh rides from 11AM until 3PM on Saturdays and Sundays. The rides start at … Read more…

255. "Lights on Lageschulte" Holiday Shopping Event

 Have you ever heard of Barrington’s “SoLa” neighborhood? The nickname is short for “South Lageschulte Street”, it’s a hidden little shopping mecca in downtown Barrington and it’s THE PLACE TO BE to find specials on great Christmas gifts this afternoon. The holiday event is called “Lights on Lageschulte” and it starts today at 1PM. There are 11 stores and businesses … Read more…

254. Community Church of Barrington Cookie Walk

 One of Barrington’s best holiday secrets is happening tomorrow morning and, if you’re like me, you don’t want to miss it. I’ve always dreamed of baking batch after batch of Christmas cookies to give as homemade gifts to friends and neighbors. But this only happens in my Martha Stewart fantasy world. Well, thanks to a talented bevy of baking ladies … 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…

251. Hear Area Veterans and Remember Pearl Harbor

 Barrington veterans sent us all a powerful message today without even speaking a word. They communicated with a solemn display of American flags flying in the icy wind at the corner of Main and Cook Streets. The flags and a simple message were set up early this morning, a small request for us all to remember this date in history.

250. NV Clothing’s 5 Year Anniversary Party

 If your wardrobe needs updating this holiday season, two of Barrington’s finest fashion consultants are hosting a big party at their store tomorrow. Sean and Natalie Viohl, the owners of NV Clothing on Cook Street, have invited all of their most loyal clients and are welcoming the community to come out tomorrow to their big 5-year anniversary celebration. The Viohls … Read more…