Category: Safety

109. Friday 5: Five Reasons to Sign Up for Safety Town

 Safety Town walk-in registration for Kindergarteners and first graders opens tomorrow morning from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at The Orchard Church, 1301 S. Grove Avenue in Barrington.  Run by the Barrington Junior Womens Club, Safety Town is a two-week educational summer program that teaches kids safety skills.  The setting is a permanent mini-town at the Orchard Church location that was built through community support back in 1997.  For this week’s Friday 5 list we’re sharing Five Reasons to Sign Up for Safety Town!
There are four Safety Town sessions being offered for 2014 and I hear the morning sessions fill up the fastest!  Here are the options:
Session 1
June 16th through the 27th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Session 2
June 16th through the 27th from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Session 3
July 14th through the 25th from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Session 4
July 14th through the 25th from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Safety Town has become a rite of passage for young campers in Barrington.
So we came up with a list of these 5 reasons why you should sign up for Safety Town tomorrow……

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173. National Night Out Meets Cruise Nights in Barrington

 Classic cars won’t be the only attraction at Barrington’s Cruise Night this Thursday.  Barrington police officers will be there from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. offering fun and helpful family activities focused on keeping us safe and preventing crime.  It’s all part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of National Night Out, a campaign for safer communities across the country.

National Night Out is in its 30th year and is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in local anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
For the second year, police will combine the event with the annual Public Safety Cruise Night in downtown Barrington at the corner of Cook and Station Streets. Bringing the two together attracted record attendance last August.
Here are some of this year’s planned safety & entertainment highlights……

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193. 5 Tips to Help Our Pets Beat the Heat

 With the National Weather Service reporting that temperatures in our area could reach a high near 104 degrees today, we’re on target to possibly surpass the the highest temperature ever recorded in Chicago — 105 degrees, set on July 24, 1934.  So medical experts are urging caution in this extreme heat and veterinarians say that goes for our pets, too.

Barrington Animal Hospital Practice Manager, Doreen McGregor, says it’s critical that we take special care of our pets with temperatures this high.  Here are five tips or reminders today, in Doreen’s own words, to help keep our four legged friends safe……

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52. Save the Lives You Love at National Night Out

 Our new baby turned two weeks old yesterday. With three kids under three in our house, events like tonight’s sixth annual National Night Out at Citizens Park in Barrington are beginning to take on new meaning.  Barrington police have played a big part in the planning and it’s designed to be a fun way to learn things that can save the lives of the people we love.

If you’ve ever worried about things like bike and train safety, stranger danger, your kids and drugs, how to keep them safe behind the wheel or as the passengers of other teen drivers, National Night Out will help bring you a little peace of mind. Whether your kids are little like ours or in the midst of their teens, they’ll definitely walk away from this party armed with new skills to help keep them out of danger.…

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