54. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

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This week’s issue of Shaw Media’s Barrington Suburban Life newspaper arrives by mail today.  We got our hands on a copy and the cover story is focused on the hot topic of whether the Barrington 220 School District should offer full-day kindergarten in our schools.

Barrington Suburban Life February 20, 2014 Issue
Barrington Suburban Life February 20, 2014 Issue

The full day kindy dilemma is one of several great stories you’ll find inside this week’s issue.  Here’s a look a some of the other features you’ll find this week in Barrington Suburban Life, according to reporter, Tarah Thorne…

Full day kindergarten dilemma

Barrington 220 school district officials discuss the pros and cons of implementing a full day kindergarten program in elementary schools. This week’s Barrington Suburban Life details space and budget issues as the school district strives to maintain national academic kindergarten standards.

Find a treasure at Lake Barrington’s Tattered Tiques
Hidden off North Pepper Road in Lake Barrington, Tattered Tiques is a unique speciality shop run by three local women. Read this week’s Barrington Suburban Life to learn more about the area’s vintage retail business, which is now offering chalk painting classes.

Barrington Area Business Summit recap
Village officials from six local communities spoke candidly about the state of the local economy at this year’s Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Summit at the Garlands. Read what’s next for Barrington, Deer Park, North Barrington, Port Barrington, Lake Barrington and South Barrington in this week’s Barrington Suburban Life.

High in the sky
In a full, Barrington Suburban Life photo page, bird watchers of all ages can be seen gathered at Barrington’s Citizen’s Park to participate in an international bird counting event. Observers counted millions of birds worldwide and Barrington participants had a chance to hike trails and compile important data.

Hope’s still in style
Barrington high school students are organizing a charitable fashion show for a second year in a row. In this week’s issue, BHS senior Courtney Quigley talks about her experience volunteering in Guatemala City where many families live in small shacks near the city garbage dump. All proceeds from the Hope’s in Style Fashion Show, to be held March 1, will help volunteers build new homes in these communities. Quigley said this year’s show will have new features including a silent auction with big ticket items – read more.

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


Barrington Suburban Life is a one of a family of free local newspapers in suburban Chicago owned by Shaw Media. The paper is 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 of 2013, 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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