This week’s Barrington Life newspaper is packed with great local features, including the cover story about Safety Town – a miniature town with a large goal. The popular Barrington summer camp teaches children lifelong safety skills, starting at a very young age. Barrington Life explores the tiny village layout, built in 1997 for the Barrington Junior Women’s Club-sponsored safety camp. Learn more about how campers learn hands-on pedestrian, motorist and “stranger danger” skills.
Also in this week’s Barrington Life:
• Out of the Swamp and Signing Books — Author appearing in Port Barrington. James Rizza, an adventurist and outdoorsman, wrote a book based upon his trips to Florida’s Escambia River Basin. Read this week’s Barrington Life for more information on his scheduled Port Barrington appearance and his inspiration for writing.
• Get to Know Joe Robinson — D-220’s New Instructional Technology Coordinator. Robinson spoke with Barrington Life about his technical background, new role with the school district and passion for basketball. Barrington 220 is making a huge shift toward instructional technology this year with many laptops and revamped classrooms. Barrington Life has all the details on what this will mean for students and staff.
• Cancer hits home for Barrington baseball team — Big Red team wears pink. It’s not often that a group of 11-year-old boys are excited to wear pink, but this team feels strongly about the decision. Barrington Life spoke with a Lake Barrington resident who was diagnosed in a cancerous brain tumor last Fall to understand how her son’s travel baseball team and teammates have been her support system.
• New Barrington Bites — Restaurants fill stomachs and business vacancies. Barrington Life has been in touch with two new restaurants opening their doors to the Barrington community this summer, each with unique menu items and a social atmosphere. Read this week’s edition to learn more about these new lunch/dinner stops and the vacant business spaces that have been filled.
Barrington Life is owned by Shaw Media and mailed weekly to 17,000+ homes and businesses in zip code 60010. Watch for next week’s issue in the mail on Thursday. In the meantime, you keep track of their latest stories on their website at MyBarringtonLife.com.
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