99. Give it Up for “Melty the Snowman”

 Well it turns out our recent snowstorm didn’t produce the best kind of snow for making snowmen. They couldn’t create the fleet of Frosties I’d envisioned during St. Matthew’s Snowman Building Day last weekend. But we still managed to find a winner for our 365 Barrington Snowman Contest. I just CAN NOT allow the Sweet Spot candy prize to go … Read more…

95. ‘Express Yourself’ at Photo Exhibit’s Opening Night

 What would you picture if you were asked to photograph something that makes you laugh, cry, something you love, something beautiful or something you can’t live without?  Your images would undoubtedly speak volumes about your values, your personality and the people who matter to you most. Barrington portrait photographer, Thomas Balsamo, recently posed that challenge to 28 area special needs … 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…

296. Find Ideas for Today’s Top Wedding Tablescapes

 When I go to a wedding, one of the things I most look forward to is seeing how the bride and groom set the mood with all the details, large and small. From the flowers, to the place cards to the way the tables are set, sometimes the little things are what I remember most. Our wedding was right before … Read more…

293. 1st Annual Barrington Bridal Connection Show

 It’s wedding week here at 365Barrington.com!  The first annual 60010 Barrington Bridal Connection Show is happening this Saturday afternoon at Barrington’s Ice House Mall.  There will be over 50 local vendors available in an intimate and elegant setting to help you or your favorite bride-to-be plan the picture perfect wedding. An army of Barrington’s wedding experts will all be under … Read more…

292. Meet "Taco" – Barrington’s Award Winning Horse

 The new year is off to an exciting start for our friends at Walk On Farm in Barrington. It’s a riding center devoted to making life easier for people with disabilities and one of their therapeutic horses named “Taco”  just won a prestigious Equine of the Year award! The North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, or NAHRA, gave Taco … Read more…

290. Celebrate Dr. King by "Delivering the Dream"

 There’s a special celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy happening at Barrington High School tomorrow at 2PM. The Barrington Children’s Choir, Bataille Academy dancers, student groups and local church leaders will come together to share Dr. King’s message of pursuing dreams that make the world a better place. The program is called “Delivering the Dream” and will last … Read more…

289. DASH to Cure Diabetes Presents The Second City

 If you’re up for a little comedy to lighten the mood tonight, you’ll find it at Barrington High School. Performers from The Second City’s touring comedy group will take the stage at 8PM and you’ll be helping raise money for a great local cause in the process. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $15 for students and the show starts … Read more…

288. Celebrate a First Birthday & a Birthday-to-Be

 A year ago today I was lying in a bed at Good Shepherd hospital with that nervous, fearful and anxious feeling that comes with giving birth. Our son, Billy, was born that day and, as we celebrate his first birthday, I can finally announce that we’re expecting baby number three. I never expected this but, on each of our kids’ … Read more…

283. Orchard Evangelical Free Church Grand Opening

 Barrington’s newest church is opening its doors to the public tomorrow morning for its Grand Opening celebration. They have invited us all to drop by to tour the new facility, attend services, meet members and sip complimentary coffee in their new cafe tomorrow between 8:30 and 1PM. The Orchard Evangelical Free Church has it’s roots in Arlington Heights where it … Read more…