Tag: 2014

28. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

 Shaw Media’s Barrington Suburban Life newspaper chose Smart Farm of Barrington’s Frozen Zucchini Snowshoe Adventure for the cover of this week’s issue.  Our frosty weather was no match for this brigade of happy snowshoers!
But you’ll find many more stories in this week’s paper.  Here’s a look at whats inside this week’s issue, from Barrington Suburban Life reporter Tarah Thorne……

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24. Brides-to-Be the Guests of Honor at Grace Meets Glamour Bridal Show

 With the new wedding engagements that come with each holiday season, a bevy of new brides-to-be are busy lining up locations and vendors for their upcoming “I-Do’s”. Barrington event planner, Christina Currie, knows how overwhelming the process can be so she’s found a way to make it special by keeping it simple. Christina is hosting her 4th annual Grace Meets Glamour Boutique Bridal Affair at Biltmore Country Club coming up on Sunday, February 23rd, where brides can meet a select group of the area’s finest wedding vendors in an elegant setting, all under one roof.
With Grace Meets Glamour, Christina works hard to create a fantastic opportunity to connect brides with vendors while being treated to an afternoon where they get to truly shine. Champagne and hors d’ouevres will be served during the event to celebrate the brides in attendance. There will be a fashion show, live music, wedding cakes, floral and decor ideas, swag bags for brides and special touches throughout, but Christina Currie says the magic begins at the entrance.
“When they arrive at Biltmore there’s valet parking and ice sculptures at the entrance. Each bride gets a pearl necklace when they come so we know who is the bride. Most of my clients prefer a more customized and personalized approach so the show is very laid back.”
Christina also says she purposefully limits the number attendees to 75 brides and their guests……

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17. Rave Reviews for Library’s New Youth Services Department

 One week after the Barrington Area Library unveiled its new Youth Services Department, parents and nannies continue to rave about the new space and our own kids just can’t get enough of it. Our babysitter recently sent me a text reading, “This library is crazy awesome!! Even cooler than I was expecting!”
The new Youth Services Department is just the latest area to be completed in the full library renovation currently underway and our babysitter is not the only in love with the new space.
“Lincoln loves the whole new area! There is so much to do and so interactive, it’s great!!”
– Seija Nelson Tierney
“We had the pleasure of being the first ones in the children’s area along with Sandra Simmons Bos, and the girls had a BLAST!!!!! The two year old I nanny for said, ‘Kristin that was so much fun, let’s go back tomorrow!’ The baby also had fun doing Tummy time with the fish!!! What an amazing area for the kids, cannot wait to come back again!!!”
– Kristin Kiefer
We recently asked Barrington Area Library Public Information Manager Karen McBride to share more about the design of the new Youth Services Department and the status of the renovation and here’s what she had to say:
What are some of the highlights of the new Youth Service Department?
The focus in designing the department was to truly create a space where learning is interactive and fun.  Along those lines, some highlights include……

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