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

90. “Vampire” Menu at Gold Class Cinemas

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” of newborn vampires hunting people ... Read more...

Horse Trials in Barrington Hills

87. Horse Trials by Day, Ron Hawking by Night

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 will take place today and ... Read more...

Barrington Village Cook Street Coffee

82. Good Karma at Cook Street Coffee

Our favorite “hometown coffee shop” is celebrating its first anniversary this week with daily prizes and an awesome new menu item. Cook Street Coffee opened for business on June 25th, 2009 and they’re starting their week-long celebration today. The coffee shop is holding daily raffles all week. You’ll get one raffle ticket for each drink you order this week and ... Read more...

Camp Sunshine and Tropical Smoothie

79. Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie

It’s Flip Flop Friday at Tropical Smoothie in Barrington! The first 500 people who come into Tropical Smoothie in Barrington today WEARING FLIP FLOPS will receive a free 24-ounce “Jetty Punch” smoothie. “Jetty Punch” is a strawberry-banana flavored smoothie and they typically cost $4.80. While you’re at Tropical Smoothie today, they’l also ask for a $1.00 donation to go to ... Read more...

Golfing at Makray in Barrington

75. Make a Tee Time at Makray

We’re on day 75 here at and I think it’s about time we start talking about Barrington’s golf community. There are six golf courses in Barrington, but only one of them is a public course and that’s Makray Memorial Golf Club. Makray is a premier 18-hole championship caliber course with 7,000 yards, four sets of tees and a par ... Read more...

US Army Sergeant Nick Bender's Barrington Homecoming

73. Welcome Home a Wounded Soldier

A 1998 Barrington High School graduate and US Army Sergeant who was recently wounded in Afghanistan is returning to Barrington today and we’re all invited to help celebrate his surprise homecoming.  Sergeant Nick Bender was injured on the morning of April 15th. He has been recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Sgt. Bender was wounded when he ... Read more...

Dollar Subs at Jimmy Johns

71. Dollar Subs at Jimmy John’s!!!

Holy Totally Tuna! They’re lining up at the Jimmy John’s for lunch today in Barrington. That’s because the “World’s Greatest Gourmet Sandwich” shop is serving up dollar sub sandwiches for customer appreciation day. But you’d better hurry up. This one-day-only dollar sub opportunity only lasts until 3 this afternoon. Their #1 through #6 sandwiches plus the BLT are all only ... Read more...

At the Bar at Wool Street

70. Watch the Hawks Win at Wool Street

Tonight could be the night the Chicago Blackhawks take home the Stanley Cup with game six against the Flyers in Philadelphia. Now who wants to watch history in the making alone on your couch at home? (ok, I’ve been known to do that)  But one of THE places to be to celebrate a hopeful Hawks win tonight is Wool Street ... Read more...

Franco Bruno at Frantonio's in Barrington, Illinois

65. Feast at Frantonio’s Italian Deli

Some of the best places to eat are the ones that have been made popular, not by fancy marketing or splashy signs, but by word of mouth. They serve food so tasty, it gets people talking. In fact, someone I know through Facebook recommended I write about Frantonio’s Italian Deli and Cafe here at So I stopped by and ... Read more...

South Barrington Arboretum Memorial Weekend Block Party

59. Memorial Weekend Block Party

There’s a whole lot going on in Barrington today, including the big “Memorial Weekend Block Party” taking place at The Arboretum of South Barrington. They have activities for the whole family planned for the whole day, starting at 9AM and ending with a live performance of the “10,000 Maniacs” on the main stage at 8:30 tonight. Here’s the schedule of ... Read more...

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