94. Fourth of July Parade

94.  Fourth of July Parade

Be prepared to get your groove on during today’s Barrington Fourth of July Parade.  You’ll probably notice your body start to move when you hear the Crystal Lake Strikers approaching from a distance. This is the first year the Crystal Lake Strikers will be performing in Barrington’s 4th of July Parade. They’re a group of 17 drummers … Read more…

92. Take a Seat with the Lawn Chair Dads

92.  Take a Seat with the Lawn Chair Dads

Now here’s a group that marches to the beat of a different drummer! For the first time ever, the “Precision Marching Lawn Chair Dads” will be strutting their stuff down Barrington’s Main Street, between breaks, during Saturday’s Fourth of July Parade. The Lawn Chair Dads are a group of 30 friends from McHenry County who got together back in … Read more…

61. Make Peace with the Poppy Chairman

61.  Make Peace with the Poppy Chairman

I just met the “Poppy Chairman”, Paul Corwin this weekend.  I found his phone number in the newspaper when I was looking for details about Barrington’s Memorial Day Parade.  When he picked up the phone, I said something like, “Hi Paul.  My name is Liz and I wondered if you might share some information with me … Read more…

60. Share the Meaning of Memorial Day

60.  Share the Meaning of Memorial Day

Memorial Day Weekend is often called the “Unofficial Start of Summer”. Over the years, it has turned into a holiday for barbeques, parties and warm weather fun. Sometimes these celebrations overshadow the real reason behind the holiday. But a handful of parents found a way to teach their kids the true meaning this weekend with … Read more…

59. Memorial Weekend Block Party

59.  Memorial Weekend Block Party

There’s a whole lot going on in Barrington today, including the big “Memorial Weekend Block Party” taking place at The Arboretum of South Barrington. They have activities for the whole family planned for the whole day, starting at 9AM and ending with a live performance of the “10,000 Maniacs” on the main stage at 8:30 … Read more…

57. Barrington Art Fest Acoustic Café Lineup

57.  Barrington Art Fest Acoustic Café Lineup

There will be so much more than just visual arts on display at this weekend’s Barrington Art Festival. One of the Village of Barrington’s festival planners says it’s an art festival and a music festival rolled up into one weekend right in downtown Barrington. The festival’s “Acoustic Café Stage” will be featuring musicians all weekend in the … Read more…

55. Barrington Art Festival 4-1-1

55.  Barrington Art Festival 4-1-1

I have a few more details that you might find useful about this weekend’s Art Festival. The fest will take place, rain or shine, this Saturday and Sunday, May 29th and 30th, from 10AM until 5PM. The 140 artist exhibitors have been assigned booth locations primarily along Cook and Station Streets. Highlights include the artwork … Read more…