36. Welcome Back to the Barrington Farmers Market

Weekly Farmers Market Returns to Barrington

We’ve been waiting since last fall for this!!! The weekly Farmers Market returns to Barrington for its 11th season this Thursday. So get ready for some freshly popped kettle corn, the balloon man, the lemonade guy and the return of some of your favorite farmers.  Plus, prepare to meet some brand new vendors this year.  To get into the spirit of the season, I found some of my favorite farmers market photos taken by Barrington photographer, Anthony Tortoriello.

Weekly Farmers Market Returns to Barrington
Photo Courtesy of Anthony Tortoriello and AtortPhotography.com

I also caught up with Farmers Market co-chair, Margaret Myren, earlier this week to get the scoop on which vendors are coming back and who will be new to the market this year.  You’ll be excited to find out what she had to say…

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31. Meet Cook Co. Board President, Toni Preckwinkle

Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle Visits Barrington

Do you live or work in Cook County? Do you have questions about how our tax dollars are spent? Are you curious about the changes in store now that there’s a new Cook County Board President at the helm? Well, get this. The new woman on top, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, will be visiting Barrington on Monday of next week to talk about her plans for the county and answer our questions. It’s a rare opportunity to meet one of the key players in Cook County government, right in our own back yard! A great turnout will send a message that Barrington cares and is paying attention to county business, but there are only a few more hours left to RSVP.

Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle Visits Barrington
Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle

Ms. Preckwinkle was elected last November and sworn in last December as the first woman elected president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners. She succeeds Todd Stroger, whose family occupied a seat on the Cook County Board for 40 years. At the outset, Ms. Preckwinkle made a promise to repeal her predecessor’s sales tax increase. She also warned that her first county budget will include some big cuts to begin easing the county’s $478 million budget deficit.

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30. Get Your Motor Running for Weekly Cruise Nights

Summer Antique Car Show Returns to Barrington, Illinois

CLICK HERE for 2012 Cruise Nights Schedule

Get your motor runnin’…Head out on the highway…Lookin’ for adventure…And whatever comes our way. Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen…Take the world in a love embrace…Barrington CRUISE NIGHTS are Back…Let’s explode into space…

Summer Antique Car Show Returns to Barrington, Illinois

Do you like smoke and lightening? Heavy metal thunder? Racing with the wind? And the feeling that you’re under? Crank up the volume, channel your true nature’s child, push the “play” arrow below and read on…

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91. Brat Tent = Beer, Bands and Fun for Kids

Celebrating July Fourth in Barrington

 The 2010 Brat Tent officially opens today, kicking off Barrington’s 2010 Fourth of July festivities.  There’s a full schedule of July Fourth fun taking place this week in downtown Barrington and we’re going to be sharing the details daily here at 365Barrington.com The party starts tonight! The Brat Tent will be open from 5 to 11:30PM at the … Read more…

90. “Vampire” Menu at Gold Class Cinemas

Bella Swan and Edward Cullen in "Eclipse" - Courtesy of Summit Entertainment

 Fans of the “Twilight” vampire saga will be lining up tonight at midnight outside Barrington theaters for the release of the latest movie in the series, “Eclipse”. It’s the third book in the sequence in which 18-year-old Bella Swan realizes she loves vampire, Edward Cullen more than werewolf, Jacob Black and helps defeat an “army” … Read more…

88. Pepper Family Hospice Open House

Pepper Family Hospice in Barrington, Illinois

 The new Pepper Family Hospice Home and Center for Care is celebrating their opening by inviting the community to tour the new facility today. Photo Courtesy of Barrington Resident, Bob Lee There’s a Ribbon Cutting and Dedication ceremony today at 12:30 followed by tours of the home and gardens from 1 – 4PM. The 42,000-square-foot … Read more…

87. Horse Trials by Day, Ron Hawking by Night

Horse Trials in Barrington Hills

 The Horse Trials are underway in Barrington Hills this weekend. About 300 upper-level riders from around the country are competing with their beautiful horses today and tomorrow at the Barrington Countryside Park District Riding Center. These experienced competitors will be jumping larger obstacles, including a challenging water complex this weekend. The popular celebrity course walk … Read more…

86. Sign Up for Summer GLEE Camp

Summer Glee Camp with the Barrington Performing Artz Center

 Ever since the show, Glee, debuted on Fox a year ago, the idea of being in a high school choir has taken on a whole new meaning. Gone are the days of stiff, tuxedo-clad kids singing in unison. Today’s version of the “Glee Club” is hipper, cooler and a whole lot more fun. And that’s … Read more…

85. Detox at Acacia Organics

Acacia Organics Celebrates One Year Anniversary

 Acacia Organics in Barrington is celebrating its one year anniversary this week.  The shop owners say that their first year in business has been a successful one and they’ve learned that a there’s a big market in Barrington for safe skin care and other household products. Next time you stop by Acacia Organics, be sure to … Read more…

84. Meet Amazing Gracie

Kelly at Amazing Gracies in South Barrington

 Children give us so much.  Mouths to feed, minds to read and messes to clean up.  But mostly, they give us new reasons.  Reasons to get up, work hard, be happy and be better.  Their inspiring little eyes can be the most powerful motivators and, sometimes, they teach us more than we teach them.  Like many good stories, … Read more…