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NoonDaily – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

NoonDaily – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

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It’s not quite Thanksgiving yet, but it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! A first look at holiday events and decor at shops around town, a special celebration at Grove school and Wendy Paulson’s featured bird of the month take the spotlight in today’s NoonDaily Update.

Can you match the photos with their captions below?

(click an image to start the gallery)

1. 365Barrington | One of Barrington’s beloved holiday traditions is back! The season just wouldn’t be the same without our local performance of The Nutcracker, featuring a cast of Barrington’s brightest dancers plus professional guest stars presented by the Barrington Youth Dance Ensemble. Tickets are on sale now. Click here for dates and details…

2. Gemma Parenti | What a special day for Grove Avenue Elementary. They were recognized as a Blue Ribbon school for the 3rd time! Out of 90,000 schools nationwide, Grove is one of only 85 schools to receive the award 3 times ?? Former principal Dr. K, the superintendent, school board members, parents, teachers and all the kids had quite a celebration! Congratulations Grove for your remarkable achievement!…

3. 365barrington | Pretty Christmas decorations in downtown #Barrington. See what’s in store for the holidays at Mum 117…

4. Ambrosia Patisserie | This weekend we kindly remind each other that we are ALWAYS stronger together. Happy Saturday, to all from your friends at Ambrosia…

5. 365Barrington | Pay close attention because there’s a “wee migrant” in our midst. Wendy Paulson says it’s quite a reward if you can spot this tiny winged creature. Can you name that bird? Click here for the answer…

6. Carol and Company Gifts | Just a small glimpse at the shop this morning. Cara has been hard at work on our Christmas displays. New items arriving daily…

7. Treetime Christmas Creations | Take the challenge!  Treetime Christmas Creations designer Cassi Nickolas will present you with some of our best ideas for “freshening up” a decorative piece (a tree, wreath, garland, porch pot, etc.) that may feel a bit outdated. Or, bring in your photo of a treasured item and we’ll show you how to update it to enjoy again for years to come in this free class. Click here for details…

8. 365Barrington | Don’t miss the Holiday Wine Walk coming up this Saturday at shops and restaurants all around the Village of Barrington! We have the wine map plus a list of participating locations here..

9. Tattered Tiques | Are you crazy about antique ornaments too? I have a large collection, and display them every year at Christmas. I never tire of seeing them. If you want to start a collection, we could get you started at Tattered Tiques in Lake Barrington…

Our NoonDaily Updates are a new approach to gathering information and sharing the good things happening locally. Each day we publish a post at noon featuring the latest collected photos and information from various sources around town and we hope you’ll join us in sharing.


We’ve had a team working on our NoonDailies via Instagram since the beginning of the year and we’ve loved the pleasant surprise of seeing others automatically join us in sharing. Now we’re ready to reveal what we’ve been developing behind-the-scenes and officially invite you to participate.

Here’s how it works:

Each day we’ll be publishing a post at noon featuring the latest collected photos and information from various sources around town and we hope you’ll join us! Whether you’re a local resident, photographer, writer, business owner, student, PR pro, marketing guru, non-profit organizer, event planner, REALTOR, religious leader or volunteer, we invite you to please share your news, views and daily snapshots right along with us. Posts submitted will be featured on our constantly updated NoonDaily page at

Here’s how to share:

Everyone can participate by adding photos and updates to our NoonDaily collection one of these three ways:

  1. Facebook Mention @BarringtonIllnois in a Facebook post or publish post to our Facebook page at and your message will be featured on our NoonDaily Update Board at
  2. Instagram & Twitter Add the hashtag #365Barrington or #NoonDailyBarrington to any post on your Instagram or Twitter page and your message will also be featured with our NoonDaily updates.
  3. Submit an Event or Post If social media is not your thing, click here to submit post details or click here to share an upcoming event and we’ll do our best to add your message to the NoonDaily mix.

Why NoonDaily?

Gone are the days when local news arrived only with the paperboy or via regularly scheduled newscasts. Social media has changed the news cycle so dramatically that we find ourselves longing for a return to life with less disruption. At the same time, social media continues to enhance the best part of our work, which has always been learning from your story ideas, recommendations and experiences. NoonDaily is our commitment to gathering ideas and presenting information thoughtfully and regularly with respect for your time. So we hope you will join us in sharing slices of life locally, right here at noon daily.

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