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Celebrate Barrington Holiday Sweepstakes

241. Enter the Barrington Holiday Sweepstakes

 The spotlight is on small businesses today, dubbed “Small Business Saturday” by American Express.  The credit card company offered a $25 statement credit for members who used their cards to make purchases at small businesses today.  But did you know the Village of Barrington has also created a special new incentive for people to shop at small businesses here in Barrington?  It’s a contest called the “Celebrate Barrington Holiday Sweepstakes”, it’s easy to enter and the prizes could help you put more presents under the tree.

Here’s how it works……

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Mystery Photo Contest in Barrington

210. "Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

 Two ghosts were recently spotted in Barrington, they were caught on camera and they’re our mystery photo of the week!  This one might require a little deductive reasoning, but I’m confident that the ghost busters and sweet tooths among us will be able to put two and two together.  If you can guess where in Barrington this mystery photo was taken, there’s a great prize for the winner this week.

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago my babysitter drew the winning name and it is……

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Halloween at the Barrington Park District

209. Scare Up Some Halloween Fun – FOR KIDS

 There are a TON of Halloween events happening in Barrington this week and this is one time when I’m going to do my best to share ALL of the GORY DETAILS.  Today, I’m focusing on Halloween events for kids, just because I love this picture of a Barrington dad all dressed up and holding his devil baby.

This picture is from last year’s Barrington Park District Hallween Egg Hunt, which is just one of many Halloween happenings this week in Barrington.…

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Barrington Area United Way Sample the Arts Campaign

197. Barrington Artists Unite for The United Way

 Since I started writing this blog on April first, there is one Barrington photographer whose images you’ve seen featured here more than any other.  His name is Bob Lee, and after he retired, he made a decision to use his photography in charitable ways.  If you’re looking for a photo of a non-profit or community event that has taken place or was planned in Barrington, he is the go-to guy.

Bob Lee is one of 30 local artists featuring their works at businesses throughout Barrington for this year’s United Way campaign which kicks off in Barrington today.…

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Retail Therapy with Back in the Swing

195. Shop to Support Breast Cancer Survivors

 There are a lot of great programs which raise money for breast cancer research, treatment and prevention. But there’s one organization, called Back in the Swing, that raises money for programs designed to help breast cancer survivors start feeling like themselves again after treatment. Dozens of businesses at two major Barrington-area shopping centers are getting on board by offering a week of “Retail Therapy,” which includes great discounts and specials, women’s health seminars and a performance by the “Lawn Chair Dads”.…

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Fall Festival at Goebbert's Farm Market

178. Goebbert’s Farm Market Fall Festival

 It’s Back! The fall fun at Goebbert’s Farm Market in South Barrington is in full swing once again, starting today, and will last through Halloween. There are also some new attractions that you won’t want to miss at Goebbert’s this year and we’re giving away free pumpkins, too!…

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Art in the Barn Weekend at Good Shepherd Hospital

177. Art in the Barn at Good Shepherd Hospital

 This is a big weekend for our friends up at Good Shepherd Hospital. They’re hosting their 36th annual “Art in the Barn” event on the hospital grounds from 10AM to 5PM on both Saturday and Sunday and they have a full schedule of art and entertainment planned, including live music, food and pony rides!

“Art in the Barn” began in 1974 when a group of ten women and local artists came up with the idea to help raise money to build the hospital here in Barrington. It started as a show with 30 artists, and this weekend, there will be about 180 artists displaying their works for sale and they’re expecting about 6,500 people to attend. There will be painters, jewelry-makers, sculptors, photographers, ceramics artists and woodworkers on hand, just to name a few. The art will be on display in barns that were used as food testing sites when the property was owned by Quaker Oats. Over the years, the annual juried art show has raised over $2.5 Million dollars for Good Shepherd Hospital. It’s a great way to spend a fall weekend in Barrington and support our local hospital at the same time.…

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Artist Thia Malenchik at Barrington Gourmet Grill

172. Artists Exhibit at Barrington Gourmet Grill

 There will be some beautiful artwork on display and for sale during a special artist exhibit open house today at Barrington Gourmet Grill and it’s for a great cause. They’ll be featuring the work of three artists today, Rainey Kellogg, Gloria Zucaro and Thia Malenchik who painted this piece.…

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