118. Be Discovered at Ice House Mall Beauty Pageant

 If you know someone with serious style or a sparkling smile that lights up any room, talent scouts will be at the Ice House Mall in Barrington this weekend for the 3rd annual Sunburst Model Search and Baby Contest. The show will be this Saturday, March 24th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is FREE to attend. The age … Read more…

115. 3rd Annual Ice House Mall Antique & Garden Show

 This prematurely-warm March weather may have you taking a closer look at your winter-crippled garden earlier than normal this year.  So the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the Ice House Mall’s third annual Antique and Garden show sale which starts today in Barrington. You’ll find plenty of ideas, inspirations and items to help you revive your indoor and outdoor … Read more…

361. If the Shoe Fits, Fix It!

 I found it! I’ve searched high and low while writing this blog for the past 361 days and I finally found THE SOLE of Barrington. It’s housed in a little shop that you’ve surely passed a million times. One step inside and you’ll be shocked by the sharp smell of shoe polish and the sense that you’ve stepped back in … Read more…

359. An Opportunity of Olympic Proportions

 If you’re like me, you LOVE looking at properties for sale and considering the possibility of finding a new place to call home.  Well, it’s springtime in Barrington and the weekend open house activity is heating up.  There’s a great property that’s open in South Barrington this afternoon that’s only a few years old, has that open floor plan that … Read more…

354. 365 Barrington SPRING BREAK Photo Contest

 We’re heading into the home stretch here at 365Barrington.com! I just reminded my husband that, after next Sunday, we’ll only be FOUR DAYS AWAY from day 365. Because our site sees so much traffic on weeks when we host community photo contests and because today is the FIRST DAY OF SPRING, I decided now would be a good time to … Read more…

352. Barrington House Talk – 2011 Market Realities

 In “Barrington House Talk” last week, I opened things up for your questions. We received several great questions about the Barrington real estate market, and we’ll answer them all in the coming weeks here at 365Barrington.com. But today I’m going to tackle the question that’s most difficult because it’s a subject that can be tough to talk about. Mike from … Read more…

349. Celtic Fest in Bryan McGonigal’s Own Words

 McGonigal’s Pub is making it easy to be Irish in Barrington this week!  They’re hosting the community’s inaugural 2-day “Barrington Celtic Fest” starting on St. Patrick’s Day morning.  The pub is also celebrating their one year anniversary, so I thought it would be a great time to catch up with owner, Bryan McGonigal.  He’s a busy guy these days, but … Read more…

345. Barrington House Talk – Real Estate Q & A

 The first day of spring is next weekend on Sunday, March 20.  YES!  It’s coming.  And so is the new inventory of homes to hit the spring market.  If you’re planning on buying or selling a home this spring or if you’ve been kicking around the idea, now is the time to get serious.  I’m going to try an experiment … Read more…

341. Meet the Clarkes of Clarke’s Bakery and Deli

 The month of March is one big party for a local couple that has built a thriving Barrington business around their shared passion for baking, cooking and celebrating the goodness of great homemade food. Matthew an Leone Clarke of Clarke’s Bakery and Deli are preparing feasts this month to celebrate Fat Tuesday today, St. Patrick’s Day next week, Barrington’s First … Read more…

339. Spice Up Classrooms with the Chili & Music Fest

 There’s a great party happening one week from today where you can sample chili, enjoy live music AND help create cool new programs that benefit all students in Barrington School District 220. It’s the fourth annual Chili & Music Fest, we’re all invited and you will be excited when you hear how this party is helping change the way students … Read more…