Day: July 6, 2012

194. Barrington Parade Reflections from the Fourth of July

 Barrington’s 2012 Fourth of July parade will have to go down as one of the hottest on record. But that didn’t keep thousands from turning out in support of the people and the causes this community cares most about. The committee that puts on the parade deserves high praise and major props for pulling off another great event. To highlight their efforts, we put together a short photo gallery of some of this year’s people on parade, starting with the float that won this year’s Grand Prize for the “entry that best exhibited creativity, appearance and patriotism”. And that award goes to…
Barrington Animal Hospital’s float was designed in honor of our “canine heroes”, depicting the contributions of our military service dogs.
Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s float was awarded the Spirit of Barrington prize for the “entry that best exhibited originality, ingenuity and community pride and Citizens for Conservation’s float was honored with the Village President’s Award as the “entry that best exhibited the parade’s theme, ‘Let Freedom Ring:  Courage, Service, Honor.”……

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193. 5 Tips to Help Our Pets Beat the Heat

 With the National Weather Service reporting that temperatures in our area could reach a high near 104 degrees today, we’re on target to possibly surpass the the highest temperature ever recorded in Chicago — 105 degrees, set on July 24, 1934.  So medical experts are urging caution in this extreme heat and veterinarians say that goes for our pets, too.

Barrington Animal Hospital Practice Manager, Doreen McGregor, says it’s critical that we take special care of our pets with temperatures this high.  Here are five tips or reminders today, in Doreen’s own words, to help keep our four legged friends safe……

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