Category: 365 Weekly

164. Hitch a Ride to Barrington Cruise Nights, 2012

 We’ve waited all year, but the day has finally come! The 9th annual season of Cruise Nights and one of the most popular weekly attractions returns to downtown Barrington TONIGHT. The Village of Barrington’s first Cruise Night of 2012 was rained out last Thursday, which was supposed to be “Chevy Night”. So get ready for a double header tonight with Chevys and Exotic Cars taking the Cruise Night spotlight.

There are 13 Thursday Cruise Nights scheduled to take place in Barrington this summer and each week has a different theme.  Fans vote for their favorite cars in the weekly theme and the winners get “People’s Choice Award” plaques, a picture of their car on the Village of Barrington’s website and bragging rights for the entire month!  To get revved up for the new season of Cruise Nights, I picked a good old song with some great driving lyrics as a little background music for this post.  Can you guess what it is?
I’ve been drivin’ all night, my hand’s wet on the wheel.
There’s a voice in my head that drives my heel.
It’s my baby callin’, says I need you here.
And it’s a half past four and I’m shiftin’ gear…
To get your motor running, be sure to play the video below before your read on……

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163. Barrington Pinners Talk Shop About Pinterest

 A new social networking site has recently found its way into the hearts of Barrington business owners and individuals of all ages. Pinterest is now the third most popular social network on the web, behind Facebook and Twitter.  That’s according to a 2012 digital marketing trend report recently released by marketing service Experian.  If you spend time on social media sites, it’s hard not to notice that the popularity of Pinterest seems to be growing at warp-speed right here in Barrington.

Pinterest is a pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create theme-based image collections of favorite events, interests, hobbies and more. People use the tool to plan parties, save recipes and collect pictures of things like favorite books, hairstyles, fashions, home decor or ideas for crafts and other do-it-yourself projects.
We’ve hopped on board the Pinterest bandwagon here at 365Barrington.com.  Every post we publish has a little “Pin-it” button by the title so you can add our images to your own Pinboards.  If you’re new to Pinterest, please join us because we’re just getting started, too.  You can find and follow our Pinterest pages at Pinterest.com/365Barrington and you’ll see all of our pins to date at Pinterest.com/365Barrington/pins.
We love Pinterest because the highly visual service is FREE, it’s easy to learn, the possibilities are endless and the Barrington business community is getting on board, big time. So we decided to catch up with five local Pinners to find out how they’re using this hot new tool……

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149. Go the Distance with Mom this Mother’s Day

 Flowers, shmowers! Instead of giving your mom that ‘same old’ spring bouquet this Mother’s Day, why not give her a pair of running shoes and a spot in this weekend’s Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk ;). It’s happening Sunday morning on the streets of Barrington and it’s a fun experience you can share while helping a non-profit raise $8,000 for cancer research.

The Gateway for Cancer Research’s 3rd annual Mother’s Day 5k Run/Walk is expected to be even bigger than last year’s event.  Gateway donates 99 cents of every dollar raised towards research for cancer cures, and they’re focusing Barrington’s May 13th event on raising funds specifically for breast cancer research.
The event will begin and end at 200 Spring Street in Barrington……

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Dancing in the Streets of Downtown Barrington

56. Get in on the New Barrington Dance Craze

 There’s a new community dance craze taking over the streets of Barrington. “Flash Mobs” have become the latest rage. If you watch Glee, follow YouTube or are a hip and happening reader of 365Barrington.com, I’m sure you know all about them ;).  For those of you who’d like a little background, Flash Mobs are “large groups of people who assemble suddenly in public and perform a dance or unusual act for a brief time, then disperse.” The performance is supposed to be a secret, but a little birdie has let me in on what could be Barrington’s next Flash Mob.

Barrington’s last Cruise Night of the season is happening downtown on Cook Street tomorrow night, starting at 6:30. My source tells me that, if you’re there at around 6:45, you might just get Flash Mobbed, like this one that happened a couple of weeks ago……

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Weekly Farmers Market Returns to Barrington

36. Welcome Back to the Barrington Farmers Market

 We’ve been waiting since last fall for this!!! The weekly Farmers Market returns to Barrington for its 11th season this Thursday. So get ready for some freshly popped kettle corn, the balloon man, the lemonade guy and the return of some of your favorite farmers.  Plus, prepare to meet some brand new vendors this year.  To get into the spirit of the season, I found some of my favorite farmers market photos taken by Barrington photographer, Anthony Tortoriello.
I also caught up with Farmers Market co-chair, Margaret Myren, earlier this week to get the scoop on which vendors are coming back and who will be new to the market this year.  You’ll be excited to find out what she had to say……

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Summer Antique Car Show Returns to Barrington, Illinois

30. Get Your Motor Running for Weekly Cruise Nights

 CLICK HERE for 2012 Cruise Nights Schedule
Get your motor runnin’…Head out on the highway…Lookin’ for adventure…And whatever comes our way. Yeah Darlin’ go make it happen…Take the world in a love embrace…Barrington CRUISE NIGHTS are Back…Let’s explode into space…

Do you like smoke and lightening? Heavy metal thunder? Racing with the wind? And the feeling that you’re under? Crank up the volume, channel your true nature’s child, push the “play” arrow below and read on……

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Weekend Open Houses in Barrington, Illinois

25. Check Out Today’s Barrington Open Houses

 Feel like checking out some of the homes currently for sale in Barrington? Today’s a great day to do it. It’s a beautiful Sunday, the doors are open and the welcome mats are out this afternoon at 17 Barrington properties that are for sale and just waiting for new owners.

If you visit any of these homes today and would like more details like how long they’ve been on the market, whether there have been price reductions and what other homes are available that might suit your needs, I’m here to help……

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