163. Try a Pie from Sergio’s Pizza

163.  Try a Pie from Sergio’s Pizza

It’s the busiest night of the week at Sergio’s Pizza in Barrington. On a typical Friday night, the popular Barrington pizza spot serves up about 200 pizzas, and tonight, they have some big VIP orders to fill from the boy scouts, to the high school to Barrington Youth Football. Sergio’s owner, Tony Dioguardi, gave me a quick tour of the kitchen during crunch time today.

Sergio's Pizza in Barrington, Illinois

Sergio’s has been around in Barrington for the past 28 years, but Tony bought the business five years ago. He owned his own brokerage firm and decided he was ready for a change of pace…

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161. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

161.  “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s contest day here at 365Barrington.com. We’re happy to announce the winner of last week’s challenge and we also have a new mystery photo and a great prize for this week’s winner. So let’s try this again.  Can you guess where in Barrington this picture was taken?

Mystery Photo at 365Barrington.com

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. We had a bunch of correct guessers last week, but we drew the name today and the winner is…

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160. 9.11 Mile Freedom Run & Family Festival

160.  9.11 Mile Freedom Run & Family Festival

As the ninth anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaches, the Barrington community is preparing to host a special tradition created to commemorate the date and honor members of the US Military who are helping protect our freedoms and our safety.  At 9:11AM on this upcoming Saturday morning, September 11th, hundreds of runners will take part in Barrington’s annual 9.11 Mile Freedom Run followed by a day-long Family Festival.

9.11 Mile Run to Commemorate the Anniversary of the September Eleventh Attacks
Photo Courtesy of Bob Lee

The pre race activities will begin at 8AM outside the Metra Station in downtown Barrington this Saturday morning, and the run starts at 9:11 Sharp! If you’re not up for running 9.11 miles, there’s also a 9.11 kilometer (5.6) mile route and you’ll find course maps clicking HERE.  You can register in advance online through this Thursday, September 9th, by clicking HERE.  The registration fee for the 9.11 mile run is $40 and the 9.11 kilometer walk/run is $35.  Registration is either free or deeply discounted for members of the US Military.  The Freedom Run is sponsored by “We Do Care“, a non-profit group that provides ways for us to thank and show support for military personnel and their families.  Here’s a look at a video of the inaugural 9.11 Freedom Run in Barrington.

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159. Barrington Hills Polo Part II

159.  Barrington Hills Polo Part II

There’s a certain mystique about the sport of polo that has always made me curious, especially since it’s played right here in Barrington. So I recently stopped by the Barrington Hills Polo Club’s Oakwood Farms field to check out a scrimmage, learn more about the sport and meet some local players. My husband, two kids and I pulled our car into the farm’s drive and right on up to the side of the field where the players’ families were parked and out picnicking. It was a regular Saturday morning scrimmage, it was a beautiful day and I was struck by how much these players seemed to love the open space, fresh air and the thrill of their fast-paced sport.

Playing Polo in Barrington Hills

One of the greatest things about the Barrington Hills Polo Club is that…

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154. New at 365 – “Guess Where Wednesdays”

154. New at 365 – “Guess Where Wednesdays”

To me, the first day of the month always seems like a great time for fresh starts.  So, on this September 1st, we’re trying something new and we’re excited to see how this goes.  Starting today, we’re going to feature a contest called “Guess Where Wednesdays” here at 365Barrington.com.  If you can guess where in Barrington the weekly “Guess Where” photo was taken, you win a prize.  You’ll find details below, but first, here’s our inaugural mystery photo:

Where in Barrington Was this Photo Taken?

Here’s how it works:

  • On Wednesdays, I’ll post a photo here that has been taken somewhere in Barrington.
  • You can submit your guesses about where the photo was taken in the comments area for this post.
  • You have until midnight on Friday to submit your guess.
  • The following Monday, we’ll draw a name and contact the winner with instructions about receiving the prize of the week.
  • Only one guess per person is allowed.
  • Only guesses posted here on this website, not on Facebook or Twitter, will be entered into the weekly drawing.
  • Your email address must be valid, so we can contact you if you win.

I’m working on coming up with some fun prizes for this contest, but for this week, we’re giving away two free tickets to…

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109. Sanfilippo Summer Concert Series

109. Sanfilippo Summer Concert Series

 For the first time ever, the family that founded John B. Sanfilippo and Sons, Inc., the parent company of Fisher Nuts, is opening the doors of their Barrington Hills estate for a special series of summer concerts. Tickets are still available through the family’s private foundation website. There are three more concerts scheduled at the Sanfilippo Estate, … Read more…