41. Vote for Your Favorite 2013 Snow Day Photo

 Last week’s snow day inspired a new photo contest here at 365Barrington.com and we received some wonderful wintery images by the end of the day on Tuesday which answer the featured question of this contest: What does a snow day look like to you? Here’s one of the images that answers that question for me.  It’s our 4-year-old daughter’s very … Read more…

13. Barrington EATS: Heinen’s Fine Foods for Better Health

 With the season of New Year’s resolutions in full swing, Heinen’s Fine Foods in Barrington is making it easier for us to stay on target and reach our health and wellness goals in 2013. In fact, they have a whole department in the store dedicated to subject, their Wellness Resource Center, and we decided there’s no better time than now … Read more…

362. Step Outside for the Winter Wonders Scavenger Hike

 There’s something uplifting about how brightly the sun shines on clear days in January. The air is cold and crisp, but longer days begin their return and December’s gray skies start to fade as we hunker down and wait for spring. To breathe in some of this January air while working up some new energy for the new year, check … Read more…

346. Best of Barrington Survey Results: Sweet Treats

 Now that we’ve revealed all of the results in our Best Eats category of the 2012 Best of Barrington Survey here at 365Barrington.com, it’s time to sweeten things up a bit.  For these next survey results we’re taking a look at Sweet Treats, for those of you who want a little sugar in your bowl. Our readers have recommended their … 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…

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…

85. “C” is for Cookie at Community Church of Barrington

 Bakers throughout Barrington have been busy all week preparing for tomorrow morning’s 38th Annual Community Church of Barrington Cookie Walk. If you want to see what “selling like hot cakes” looks like, don’t be late. Last year, they sold out of cookies in just over an hour.  So be sure to show up early because goodies found at the Cookie … Read more…

83. “A Christmas Carol” at Prairie Middle School

 He’s cold.  He’s cranky.  And he’s coming soon to a theater near you! Ebeneezer Scrooge and the cast of A Christmas Carol will take the stage at Prairie Middle School this weekend and I hear eighth grader, Scott Jonske, plays one mean miser! Because we could all use a close encounter with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet … Read more…

74. 8th Annual Barrington Taste Fest and Expo

 Once a year in Barrington, the finest local chefs all come together in one place to serve up a special menu of featured dishes for diners to sample. It’s called the Barrington Taste Fest & Expo, it’s happening Thursday night, October 27th, at the Millrose Restaurant in South Barrington and tickets are selling fast, but still available. The event is … Read more…