Barrington’s annual Relay for Life promises to be the biggest sleepover and campout of the year, according to volunteers. The annual event starts at 6 p.m. June 6. Barrington Suburban Life contributor Stephanie Kohl has all the scoop as participants and cancer survivors celebrate life.
More than $1 million has been raised over the past three years in Barrington’s Relay for Life. CLICK HERE for the full article. And here’s a look at the other stories you’ll find this week in Barrington Suburban Life…
Opera helps transitional shelter
A Phantom of the Opera Concert & Masquerade Gala held May 17 at the Sanfilippo Estate of Barrington Hills was a huge success, according to Home of the Sparrow representatives. Check out the photos from the black tie event which included a live organist.
Citizen of the Year
In a drumroll-please fashion, local volunteer Sue Randall received the 2014 Citizen of the Year Award at the annual Barrington Area Development Council dinner celebration May 21. Guest speaker Gloria Jean Kvetko of Gloria Jean’s Coffee shared a special speech with audience members.
New president for Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District
BCFPD trustees elected Thomas Long to serve as the district’s 2014-15 president during elections May 19. Long, the district’s former treasurer, succeeds Tom Rowan who will continue his service on the board after three years as president. Read more about other elected trustees in this week’s paper.
Parents fear bigger class sizes
Barrington 220 parents filled the BHS Guidance Resource Center at a public forum May 20. School officials said this year marks the first time parents have asked to see fall enrollment data in the spring. A second forum is scheduled for June 3. Most parents voiced concern over projected elementary sections.
Technology talks address sexting: Area officials have requested parent help to prevent sexting. The Barrington 220 LINK organization sponsored a technology safety forum at BHS May 21. A panel of experts, including an internet specialist for the Illinois Attorney General’s High-Tech Crime Bureau and Barrington Police Detective Lori Allsteadt addressed the social, emotional and legal consequences of risky social media behavior.
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