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Children's Activities at the Barrington Art Festival

27. Meet & Encourage Barrington’s Youngest Artists

 The people in charge of this weekend’s Barrington Art Festival are shining a spotlight on the area’s youngest artists this year. For the first time, they’re devoting a section of the festival to youth artists who will be displaying their works for sale and there will also be a children’s art activity area where kids of all ages can slip on a smock, roll up their sleeves and create their own masterpieces.

The family fun is totally FREE and it will definitely be a highlight of this year’s festival!…

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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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Open Air Produce Market at the Arboretum of South Barrington

24. Meet the Green Grocer in South Barrington

 A Chicago neighborhood hot spot is opening for business in Barrington TODAY to offer a new place for us to find fresh local produce while shopping outdoors.  The Green Grocer is debuting a seasonal open air market this morning at the Arboretum of South Barrington and their colorful fruits and veggies are just waiting to come home to your table.
The new Produce Market will be a great place to pop in and pick up essential grocery items, lunch to go, the ingredients for a fresh and delicious dinner, fresh flowers or a gift for a friend who loves unique and hard-to-find food items.…

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Family Nature Fest in Barrington, Illinois

23. Explore Citizens Park at Family Nature Fest

 Want to get outside and explore nature with your kids tomorrow? There’s a full schedule of exciting activities planned for all ages during Family Nature Fest from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21st at Citizens Park in Barrington.

There will be an interactive fitness trail set up for tomorrow’s festival, along with exciting fitness-themed games, activities and classes. Everything is designed to encourage kids and their families to turn off the TV and instead get outside with nature, have fun and get fit.…

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Citizen's Park Art in the Park Festival

22. Get Artsy Outdoors at Art in the Park

 If you love art and you love the outdoors, you don’t want to miss the FREE “Art in the Park” art and music festival coming up in Barrington this weekend.  The third annual event kicks off the outdoor festival season and is happening all day this upcoming Sunday, May 22nd.  You can expect to find more artists displaying their works this year, along with more musicians, more children’s activities, more food AND more people gathered for a day of art and inspiration at Barrington’s Citizen’s Park.
There will be close to 60 area artists displaying their works for sale from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at this Sunday’s event, there will be eight musical acts performing live on the stage, you’ll find live art demonstrations happening throughout the park and just wait until you hear what’s planned for kids this year……

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Sign Up for the Barrington Mother's Day 5K Run/Walk

14. Sign Up for the Barrington Mother’s Day 5K

 Want to start a new tradition with your mom this Mother’s Day? There’s still time to sign up for the Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk happening on the streets of Barrington on Sunday morning. You can even have a poster created to cheer on your mom and arrange to have it posted along the course route.

Get your legs moving with your mama and bring your little ones, too for the FREE 100 meter kids dash.…

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Kentucky Derby Hat Party at Peter Daniel

13. Celebrate Mom at the Run for the Roses Hat Party

 There’s a new fashion trend in Barrington that’s becoming one of the hottest Mother’s Day gifts around. The couture hats worn at last week’s Royal Wedding and sported traditionally at the Kentucky Derby have people rushing in to Peter Daniel to purchase high fashion hats of all shapes and sizes. To celebrate, Peter Daniel is hosting a “Run for the Roses Hat Party” this Thursday with specials on hats and anything pink!

If you love finding opportunities to don your favorite fashion hats, this party is THE PLACE TO BE this Thursday!…

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Find Antiques in Barrington, Illinois

11. Find Spring Treasures at Ice House Antique Show

 Somehow I’ve trained my two-year-old to say “It’s a happy day!” first thing when she wakes up. She shouts this out at the first signs of sunlight, even if it’s dark, stormy and I feel like crawling back into bed. But today, it really LOOKS like a happy day. The sun is shining (at least for now), the forecast calls 70 degrees and I feel like getting outside and planting something in the garden. But first, I’m heading over to the third annual Spring Antique and Garden Show at the Ice House Mall. It’s happening all day today and tomorrow and there are treasures to be found that are sure bring some sunshine into your own home or garden.

The Barrington Spring Antique and Garden Show is getting underway as we speak……

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Vocal Competion at Deer Park Towne Center

7. "Sing" to Win $5,000 at Deer Park Town Center

 The prizes are sweet and the stakes are high in a cool national singing competition just getting underway at Deer Park Town Center. The “Sing!” vocal talent competition will shine the spotlight on choirs, choruses, gospel singers, glee clubs and vocal groups right here in the Barrington area and throughout the country.  The groups must consist of 3 to 25 performers, with at least two vocalists.  They’ll compete to win $5,000 along with a singing, songwriting and recording session with a two-time Emmy Award Winner.  Now that’s something to sing about!

Deer Park Marketing Director, Konda Dees, says, “Sing! combines the growing trend of online, viral performances with the thrill of live music to create an opportunity for groups in our community to showcase their talents…..And who knows, we may provide a “big break” to a talented, undiscovered group!”  They’re accepting group entries online now through May 31st, so here are the details……

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Community Follies Auditions in Barrington, Illinois

3. Audition for the First Barrington Community Follies

 Do you like to sing in the shower? Do your toes start tapping when you hear a snappy tune? Does your car become your stage when you sit down in the driver’s seat? Don’t waste all of that untapped talent by performing for yourself! Why not share it with the world in the first ever Barrington Community Follies?  That’s right, the Follies are coming to Barrington High School this summer and the sign-up and auditions begin this weekend.  How cool is that!!!

If you’re a singer, dancer, musician, comedian, writer or if you want to be part of the tech or costume crews, come on out to sign-up or audition for the ALL-AGES Barrington Community Follies this weekend.…

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Barrington Cobbler

361. If the Shoe Fits, Fix It!

 I found it! I’ve searched high and low while writing this blog for the past 361 days and I finally found THE SOLE of Barrington. It’s housed in a little shop that you’ve surely passed a million times. One step inside and you’ll be shocked by the sharp smell of shoe polish and the sense that you’ve stepped back in time. A quick ding of the old brass desk bell on the counter reveals one of Barrington’s best kept secrets, as shoe repair man, Leonid Gokhberg, steps out from the back.

Leon moved from the Ukraine to Chicago back in 1979.  Take one look at his hardened hands and you’ll begin to see his story in his black stained fingertips.…

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For Sale - 1 Olympic Drive in South Barrington, Illinois

359. An Opportunity of Olympic Proportions

 If you’re like me, you LOVE looking at properties for sale and considering the possibility of finding a new place to call home.  Well, it’s springtime in Barrington and the weekend open house activity is heating up.  There’s a great property that’s open in South Barrington this afternoon that’s only a few years old, has that open floor plan that everyone loves and is also a “sneeze away” from I-90, O’Hare Airport and downtown Chicago.
This home is conveniently close to EVERYTHING, so why not come check it out from 1-4PM TODAY, Saturday, March 26th.  Take a drive by and pop inside if you want to see more. My mom, Suzanne Luby, will be the host and I promise she doesn’t bite … unless you color on the walls ;).…

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Spring Break Photo Contest at 365Barrington.com

354. 365 Barrington SPRING BREAK Photo Contest

 We’re heading into the home stretch here at 365Barrington.com! I just reminded my husband that, after next Sunday, we’ll only be FOUR DAYS AWAY from day 365. Because our site sees so much traffic on weeks when we host community photo contests and because today is the FIRST DAY OF SPRING, I decided now would be a good time to host one more contest before the year is complete. It’s our first ever “Spring Break Photo Contest” and the grand prize will be a great way for our winner to relax and have fun when the vacation is over.

The rules are easy. I just made them up. Anyone is eligible to enter this contest, whether you’ve jetted off to sea or ski or are having a “Staycation” like we are right here at home. If you participated in one of our past photo contests, that’s great! We’d love to see more of your photos this time. All you have to do is submit your favorite photo or photos which answer this question:…

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352. Barrington House Talk – 2011 Market Realities

 In “Barrington House Talk” last week, I opened things up for your questions. We received several great questions about the Barrington real estate market, and we’ll answer them all in the coming weeks here at 365Barrington.com. But today I’m going to tackle the question that’s most difficult because it’s a subject that can be tough to talk about.

Mike from North Barrington asks,
“What is the current Foreclosure rate in Barrington and how does that compare to the numbers nationally?”
It’s a great question, Mike. I’d like to say the numbers from MRED, our local MLS, are encouraging, but the data paints a different picture. The short sale and foreclosure statistics for Barrington are a real estate reality we have to know and face to help accelerate our local market recovery.…

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349. Celtic Fest in Bryan McGonigal’s Own Words

 McGonigal’s Pub is making it easy to be Irish in Barrington this week!  They’re hosting the community’s inaugural 2-day “Barrington Celtic Fest” starting on St. Patrick’s Day morning.  The pub is also celebrating their one year anniversary, so I thought it would be a great time to catch up with owner, Bryan McGonigal.  He’s a busy guy these days, but he took a quick break and found a comfortable seat at the bar.  With the bartender busy in the background and a pint of Guinness within easy reach, Bryan filled me in on the festival details and highlights from his first year in business.

The fest will run tomorrow and Friday from 10AM until 1AM featuring a great lineup of live Irish music, Irish dancers, Corned Beef, Cabbage, a full Irish menu, pints of beer, NCAA basketball tournament watching and plenty of people in green.  Admission is FREE and you’ll find the full festival entertainment lineup below. But first, here’s Bryan’s look at the fest and McGonigal’s first year, in his very own words.…

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1,294
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Commercial For Sale
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Retail storefront in prime pedestrian location in downtown Barrington surrounded by Village shopping, restaurants, and steps to the Metra train station. Great opportunity to own a high visibility space, currently vacant, ready for you to move in and

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Family is sure to enjoy ice skating, hockey, kayaking & fishing in a stocked lake in their own back yard. Over 4,200 square feet of living space, this home has dramatic volume entry. It offers a spacious formal living room + separate dining room and

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6
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Single Family Home For Sale
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Excellent value and great location - Close to Barrington Village and Metra! Situated on a private cul-de-sac with beautiful 1.4 acres. Enter through a sunny, open 2-story foyer with hardwood floors. Large entertainers kitchen opens to a comfortable f

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