215. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

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The Barrington Area Library’s recent “Throwback Saturday” takes the spotlight on the cover of this week’s Barrington Suburban Life newspaper. Adult patrons were treated to an evening out at the library complete with good old-fashioned fun including retro video games, a souvenir photo booth and mini-golf!

Barrington Suburban Life - July 24, 2014 Issue
Barrington Suburban Life – July 24, 2014 Issue

But that’s not all you’ll find inside this week’s issue. Here’s a look at more of the latest Barrington stories, according to Suburban Life reporter, Tarah Thorne…

Out of this world teen
Tower Lakes 13-year-old scientist Pranav Sivakumar is a regional finalist in the fourth annual Google Science Fair. Contestants are from more than 120 countries. Fifteen global finalists will be announced Aug. 6 before just three contestants are chosen as overall winners. Read up on Pranvav’s project in this week’s paper.

A personal connection for your food
Barrington residents and parents of two, Jessica and Dominic Green, have been inspired to launch organic farm endeavors in the community. The Gentleman Farmer is in its fifth year of growing – now at 100 agriculture shares. Learn more about the family business this week.

More elementary classes
District 220 school board members have approved the hiring of four more 2014-15 elementary teachers, which means more class sections for parents concerned about overcrowded classrooms. As of now, a class will be added to Countryside school’s second and fourth grades; Roslyn Road school’s third grade; and Grove school’s first grade. Superintendent Brian Harris said he will continue to monitor class size projects until school starts, adding up to two more teachers if necessary. Relieved parents speak out in this week’s Barrington Suburban Life.

Hurricanes Softball
The 2014 Barrington Hurricanes 18U summer travel team is comprised entirely of Barrington High School students. The girls have a 28-7-1 record through the first five weeks of summer. Coach Perry Peterson applauds the girls and their families in this week’s sports section.

Get to know incoming girls varsity volleyball coach Michelle Jakubowski
Barrington Suburban Life Contributor Tim Sieck sat down with the newest member of the Barrington High School coaching staff. Jakubowski, a former athletic director for Huntley High School and busy mother of four, shares her excitement for her 17th season as a varsity volleyball coach.

Get all the details in this week’s paper.


Barrington Suburban Life is one publication in Shaw Media’s family of free local newspapers published weekly in suburban Chicago. The paper arrives by mail on Thursdays to homes and businesses in zip code 60010 and you can also pick up copies at businesses all over town.

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