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140. Friday 5: Five Great Grad Gifts at Notice Accessories

 Barrington High School’s Class of 2014 graduates next Friday, May 30th.  If you have a special graduate you’d like to send off to college in style with a thoughtful gift, we turned to Notice Accessories in Barrington for a little advice.  Notice is one of our favorite downtown Barrington boutiques offering unique, fun and on-trend clothing, accessories and gifts.
With a slogan like “Life’s short. GET NOTICED”, this shop is full of hard-to-find and meaningful merchandise and their grad gifts ideas are the focus of today’s Friday 5 feature.
We hit store manager Hannah Hannick up for her list of five great grad gift ideas and here they are for this week’s list……

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165. Share Your “5 Wishes” with New BeAtEase Campaign

 About a dozen community partners in Barrington have received a great response so far to a new campaign they launched last week calling us all to consider how we would like to be treated if we get seriously ill or injured in an accident and we couldn’t speak for ourselves.  They’re challenging us to think about what our “wishes” would be at end of life and how can we share those “wishes” with our loved ones in advance.
The initiative is called BeatAtEase and it’s backed by organizations like the Barrington Area Council on Aging, Barrington 220 Schools, the Village of Barrington, Barrington Area Library and JourneyCare (formerly Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois), to name a few.
The focus is this 12 page form they’re making available to all of us who live in zip code 60010, free of charge, called “Five Wishes“.  In the form, you fill out your answers to these five things…
1.  The person I Want to Make Care Decisions for Me When I Can’t
2.  The Kind of Medical Treatment I Want or Don’t Want
3.  How Comfortable I Want to Be
4.  How I Want People to Treat Me
5.  What I Want My Loved Ones to Know
The Five Wishes form is a legally binding document produced by a national, non-profit organization called Aging with Dignity.  Over 5,000 copies of the form in print and 10,000 copies online are being made available to us in Barrington……

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256. 10 on Tuesday: Happy Wanderers, Roundup II, Swing Night and More Fun Things to Do in Barrington

 It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for us to share our top ten picks for fun things to do and upcoming events.  It’s a list we like to call “10 on Tuesday” and it’s our way of helping spread the word about the hot happenings here in Barrington.

We’re starting this week’s list with a great party happening this Saturday night. You know all those painted horse sculptures you’ve spotted around Barrington all summer long?

All of these horses will be auctioned off to benefit the Barrington area United Way at their Roundup II Gala Party and Auction this Saturday night. That’s just one of many great things to do coming up in Barrington. Here are more details and a look at our full “10 on Tuesday” list……

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