329. This Week in “Barrington Suburban Life”

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With Christmas now less than three weeks away, St. Nick steals the spotlight on the cover of today’s Barrington Suburban Life newspaper with great stories inside this week’s paper including news about a create-your-own art franchise with plans to open a location in Barrington very soon.

Barrington Suburban Life Issue - 12.5.2013
Barrington Suburban Life Issue – 12.5.2013

The free, weekly and Barrington-focused newspaper arrives in mailboxes throughout zip code 60010 on Thursdays and Editor, Dan McCaleb, just shared a teaser, with these stories to be found inside this week’s paper…

Bring your own wine
A Chicago-based, national, create-your-own-art franchise has announced its plans to expand to the Barrington area, possibly before the end of this year. Bottle & Bottega Co-owner Nancy Bigley told Barrington Suburban Life reporter Tarah Thorne more about the business, which combines various forms of hands-on art instruction with a glass of wine and a social, after-work atmosphere.

(CLICK HERE to find Tarah’s Bottle & Bottega story online.)

$1.5M home has hidden features
Step inside a lavish Lake Barrington home on Gray Barn Lane where a three-stop elevator makes for convenience. A second, fun feature can be found in an upper-floor bedroom suite where a walk-in closet hosts a hidden door, ready to be opened into a large, roomy space – ready to be finished. Take your own tour of the estate in this week’s Barrington Suburban Life.

(To read Tarah’s story about the home on Gray Barn Lane, CLICK HERE.)

Chicago-scale entertainment
Barrington is abuzz as Rotary and Village Association members ready for the town’s first-ever ChristKindlFest. Ten wooden houses, built at Pepper Construction in Lake Barrington, will be stationed in the Harris Bank parking lot (between Grove Ave. and S. Cook and Station Streets) as of early this week. The festival is set to run in conjunction with traditional village ceremonies, Friday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 8. Barrington Suburban Life reporter Tarah Thorne visited a final planning meeting to hear just what residents can expect for the Daley Plaza-inspired German American holiday market.

In their life
Heather Ciskowski: This Barrington High School senior has signed a college golf scholarship with the University of Minnesota. Ciskowski opened up in this week’s issue of Barrington Suburban Life, sharing what has ultimately led her to Minnesota and her motivation behind the challenging sport. “You learn by self-teaching,” Ciskowski said. Some of Ciskowski’s future goals include a Big 10 championship and professional-level competition. Read the full question-answer profile to learn more about the young star.

You’ll find these stories and much more in this week’s Barrington Sububan Life newspaper.

Barrington Suburban Life is owned by Shaw Media and mailed weekly to homes and businesses in zip code 60010. Watch for next week’s issue in the mail on Thursday. In the meantime, you can keep track of their latest stories on their website at BarringtonSuburbanLife.com or at Facebook.com/BarringtonSuburbanLife.

(In June, 365Barrington.com entered into a news & marketing partnership with Shaw Media and the Barrington Suburban Life newspaper to work together in promoting Barrington events, stories, organizations and businesses online and in print.)

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