234. Have a Talk with a 10-Month-Old

High Chair Baby
I sat my son down the other day and we had a talk. It was right after he got the best of a kiwi. I told him, “Baby, I know you’re just a baby, but there’s something very important that I want you to remember when you grow up.” He blew a few bubbles, made […]

233. New Skating Plaza Opening in South Barrington!

Skates the Chicago Wolves Mascot
I have a bad habit of overusing exclamation points, but today, I simply HAD to put one in our title! Because, one week from today, the area’s only Open-Air Skating Rink will be opening for business in South Barrington. They’re busy setting it up at the South Barrington Arboretum and there are two big events tied to […]

232. Talk Turkey on “National Thaw Day”

Cooking a Thanksgiving Turkey
Did you know that today is a holiday? Yes. It is. The Thursday before Thanksgiving every year is called “National Thaw Day”. It’s the day you’re supposed to take your frozen turkey out of the freezer and put it in the fridge so it’s sufficiently defrosted and ready to be cooked on Thanksgiving. I’m not […]

228. Sign Up for the South Barrington Gobbler Gallop

Gobbler Gallop in South Barrington
South Barrington is continuing a brand new tradition by hosting the second annual “Gobbler Gallop” one week from today on Sunday, November 21st. The 5K run and 1 mile walk is a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving season because you’ll be helping two important causes AND get a great workout at the same […]

227. Pre-holiday Stress Buster at Norge Ski Lodge

Citizens for Conservation Fundraiser at Norge Ski Club
Now here’s a cozy way to kick off the holiday shopping season! Citizens for Conservation is hosting party tomorrow, November 14th, where you can shop for gifts, play Texas Hold’em, sip fine wines, sample great foods and socialize with friends alongside a roaring fire at Norge Ski Club. The dress code is casual, but ski sweaters […]

211. Bubbles, Bon Bons & Brie

Skull Lollipop at Anna Shea Chocolates
Earlier this week I promised that I’d follow up with some fun Halloween activities going on this weekend for adults in Barrington and there’s one event happening tomorrow night that sounds simply sinful.  It’s called “Bubbles, Bon Bons and Brie” and you’re going to DIE when you hear the details. Skull Lollipop anyone?

209. Scare Up Some Halloween Fun – FOR KIDS

Halloween at the Barrington Park District
There are a TON of Halloween events happening in Barrington this week and this is one time when I’m going to do my best to share ALL of the GORY DETAILS.  Today, I’m focusing on Halloween events for kids, just because I love this picture of a Barrington dad all dressed up and holding his […]

207. The Legend of White Cemetery and Cuba Road

Haunted Cemetery in Barrington
Halloween is just one week from today and, with all of the tombstones, ghouls and eerie jack-o-lanterns decorating homes throughout Barrington, I can’t help but be reminded of the more sinister side of the holiday. After all, Halloween’s namesake, “All Hallows Eve”, is a night when unclean spirits presumably try to upstage the celebration of saints on November […]

205. Barrington Trick-or-Treat Dress Rehearsal

Halloween Fun at The Ice House Mall in Barrington
Halloween isn’t until next weekend, but here’s a great way for your kids to break in this year’s costumes before the big night.  There’ll be trick-or-treaters out and about at one Barrington hot spot tomorrow afternoon.

188. Vote for Barrington’s Best Scarecrow

Best Scarecrow Design in Barrington
The scarecrows are back, keeping an eye on street corners throughout town and the Village of Barrington is taking a vote! About 50 businesses and schools have designed their own scarecrows for the annual Barrington scarecrow contest and we all need to do our civic duty and elect Barrington’s new best scarecrow!

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