212. Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken

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 This weeks Heinen’s 4PM Panic recipe is one of my all-time favorites…Peach Whiskey Barbecue Chicken.  It’s great for a weekday with family or as a main dish for entertaining.  It’s easy but oh-so impressive.  Most cooks seem to have their four to six go-to recipes with slight variations. With our weekly menu ideas, hopefully you’ll feel … Read more…

174. Barrington Farmers Market Opens Thursday

Farmers Market Raspberries

 The 15th season of Barrington’s Farmers Market opens this Thursday, June 25th!  The weekly markets will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays from June 25th through October 22nd and organizers have lined up an exciting list of vendors, entertainment and kids activities for this year’s season. This week’s featured vendors: Lainey’s Pawtique … Read more…

56. Northwest CASA’s Clothesline Project Awarded 2015 Power of the Purse Grant

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 The Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA) has been named as the recipient of the 2015 “Power of the Purse” grant by the Barrington Area United Way. The $5,000 grant will be used to help fund CASA’s Clothesline Project, an international program designed to address the issue of violence against women. Barrington Area United Way … Read more…

20. Menu Monday: Frantonio’s Magnifico Sub Sandwich

Magnifico Sub at Frantonio's Italian Deli & Cafe

 It’s Menu Monday and time for this week’s look at a delicious menu item found at a Barrington area restaurant.  Today, I’m dreaming of an amazing sandwich you can only find at Barrington’s own Frantonio’s Italian Deli, Café & Catering.  The 20+ year-old deli owned by Franco and Patti Bruno is tucked away on the east … Read more…

9. FuntasTech Tutors’ 8 Must-Have Apps for the New Year

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 The teen founders behind the local startup FuntasTech are promoting a special offer with their technology tutoring service for the new year. They’ve come up with a list of eight must-have apps to help with everything from organizing recipes to storing passwords, managing medicines and even keeping our memories sharp and diets on track in … Read more…

364. Cryin’ Side of Town Performing at Grassroots’ New Year’s Eve

Cryin' Side of Town to Perform New Year's Eve at Grassroots Clothing & General Store in Barrington

 “Trailer Park Tango” is this year’s New Year’s Eve party at Grassroots Clothing & General Store in Barrington with live music, BBQ, pizza and a champagne toast at midnight! The party starts at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 31st.  At 9:30, David Prusina and The Cryin’ Side of Town band will take the stage. Known … Read more…

Barrington Area Library Presents Madrigal Choir

Barrington High School Madrigal Choir Performs

The BHS Madrigal Singers are back by popular demand with a concert of classic holiday music. Enjoy the amazing voices, high energy, and good cheer of some of the most talented BHS students. Registration required and refreshments will be served.  Event will take place in the Meeting Room.

178. Meatheads Story Time, Reading Rewards & A Special “Goulden Burger”

Media Personality and MommyOnAShoestring.com Founder Beth Engelman Children's Story Time at Meatheads in Barrington

 Meatheads Burgers is hosting a series of free summer reading events at all of their restaurant locations, with the next one coming up this Saturday in Barrington!  Kids age ten and younger are welcome to this special Story Time with Craft event hosted by author, media personality and “Mommy on a Shoestring” founder Beth Engelman. … Read more…

349. Still Time to See Santa at the Ice House Mall

Santa Arrival at the Ice House Mall

 Christmas is next week, but you’re not too late to spend some quality time with Old St. Nick at Barrington’s Ice House Mall! You’ll find Santa at the Ice House Mall from noon to 3 p.m. every day from now through Sunday, December 22nd.  He’ll also be there from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on … Read more…