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A Barrington Realtor Answers Common Real Estate Questions

345. Barrington House Talk – Real Estate Q & A

 The first day of spring is next weekend on Sunday, March 20.  YES!  It’s coming.  And so is the new inventory of homes to hit the spring market.  If you’re planning on buying or selling a home this spring or if you’ve been kicking around the idea, now is the time to get serious.  I’m going to try an experiment here at 365Barrington.com today.  I’m making myself totally available to answer your real estate questions this week.  Is there anything you want to know about the state of the local real estate market?

Are you curious about how current home sales in Barrington compare to other Chicagoland suburbs?  Is there anything you’d like to know about what home buyers want most today?  Would you like to know the latest market activity in a specific Barrington neighborhood? Whether you have questions about buying, selling or smart steps you can take to protect your investment, ask and you shall receive.  Fill out this quick form and I will share the answers to your questions in my “Barrington House Talk” report next week on Friday, March 19, the day before we welcome spring.…

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Matthew and Leone Clarke

341. Meet the Clarkes of Clarke’s Bakery and Deli

 The month of March is one big party for a local couple that has built a thriving Barrington business around their shared passion for baking, cooking and celebrating the goodness of great homemade food. Matthew an Leone Clarke of Clarke’s Bakery and Deli are preparing feasts this month to celebrate Fat Tuesday today, St. Patrick’s Day next week, Barrington’s First Annual Celtic Fest AND their business’ 25th Anniversary. With a cup of kindness, two handfuls of hard work and a lifetime of experience in the kitchen, together the Clarkes have created a winning recipe that keeps loyal customers coming back for more.

If you drop by Clarke’s today, you’ll find Matthew or Leone at the counter, or it’ll likely be one of their two daughters who greet you. Stacey just graduated from college with a law enforcement degree and Kathrine is studying to be a teacher. Both girls grew up in the bakery and know their parents’ story well.…

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Support Barrington Schools at the 2011 Chili and Music Fest

339. Spice Up Classrooms with the Chili & Music Fest

 There’s a great party happening one week from today where you can sample chili, enjoy live music AND help create cool new programs that benefit all students in Barrington School District 220. It’s the fourth annual Chili & Music Fest, we’re all invited and you will be excited when you hear how this party is helping change the way students and parents in Barrington learn.

Barrington’s District 220 Educational Foundation organizes the Chili & Music Fest every year to raise money for one of our community’s most important causes……

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Mardi Gras Package at L'Eiffel Bistrot in South Barrington

337. "Hot Happenings" in Barrington for March 3-6

 Because there are so many things planned for weekends in Barrington, today we’re debuting a weekly list of “Hot Happenings” for Thursdays through Sundays in Barrington. Our first event is a cool party that’s going on TONIGHT at L’Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie in South Barrington.

It’s a Mardi Gras celebration with Carnival Brazilian Dancers and a special Cajun 3-course dinner……

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Barrington Park District Lil' Dudes and Darlings Dance

335. Cowboy Up for the Lil’ Dudes & Darlins’ Dance

 Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! It’s time for your kids to slip on their boots and grab their hats for an evening of dinner, dancing and good old Western fun. The Barrington Park District is hosting the first ever “Lil’ Dudes and Darlins’ Dance” this Friday.  It’s fun for the whole family and y’all want to be there.

Your kids can two-step, line dance, square dance and more to a great lineup of country music favorites on Friday night and here’s the lowdown on how the hoedown will go-down.…

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Designer Children's Clothing Sold on Consignment in Barrington, Illinois

334. Outfit Your Kids with "Growing Cents of Style"

 It’s that time of year again! Two Barrington moms are hosting a their seasonal boutique and designer children’s clothing and baby gear consignment sale this week and they’re busy setting up as we speak.

Over 230 consignors have contributed more than 14,000 items to this week’s four-day sale which starts this Thursday, March 3rd and runs through Sunday, March 6th.…

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Barrington Predicts the 2011 Academy Award Winners

333. Predict and Critique the 2011 Academy Awards

 We didn’t even have to watch last night’s Academy Awards to know who the winners were. All you had to do was take a look at our 2011 Barrington Oscar Poll. Last night’s top winners were all predicted by Barrington movie fans right here at 365Barrington.com.

You called it right, but what did you think of the show? I have a few critiques that leave me with an urge to apologize. But I’m sharing my thoughts and sticking to ’em today, about the hosts, the winners, the thankers and the criers……

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Barrington's Favorites for the 2011 Academy Awards

332. Cast Your Votes in the Barrington Oscar Poll

 The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are tomorrow night and I thought it would be fun to post a quick survey and see who you think should take home the top awards this year.

Whether you have your own favorites or predictions for this year’s Academy picks, take a minute to vote for these three categories and we’ll reveal the Barrington Oscar Poll Results tomorrow night.…

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Tour Barrington Homes for Sale

331. Barrington Open House HOT LIST for Sun. 2/27

 It’s Friday and that means we’re talking real estate today at 365Barrington.com. I’m sharing a weekly list of Sunday open houses in Barrington along with a quick update about the 60010 real estate market.

I just took a look at the 2011 year-to-date residential real estate sales in Barrington and compared that to the same time period in 2010……

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Youth Art Division at the Barrington Art Festival

330. Show Your Stuff at the Barrington Art Festival

 With more snow in the overnight forecast, I’m happy to have reason to show you this photo I took during last May’s Barrington Art Festival. Puffy clouds, bright blue skies, sleeveless shirts and, yes, Barrington’s 2011 Memorial Day Weekend Art Festival are right around the corner. Do you remember how hot it was during last year’s festival? I do! Now I’m daydreaming….about sunshine and summer fun. (sigh) Ok, I’m back. Anyway, Barrington Art Festival organizers have just started recruiting all “youth” artists who want to feature their work this year.

The company that runs Barrington’s art festival, Amdur Productions, just opened the application process for the festival’s Youth Art Division.…

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365 Barrington Mystery Photo

329. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 With last week’s mystery photo we challenged you to identify the buildings and streets shown in a “Birdseye View of Historic Barrington” and we consulted with a local history expert who chose our winner.  We’ll announce the winner in just a minute, but first, here’s a look at our brand new mystery photo of the week taken by Barrington photographer, Anthony Tortoriello.  Can you guess where in Barrington Anthony was standing when he took this picture?
We have a great new prize for the winner of this new photo contest.  But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner.  Barbara Benson, local historian and author of the book, They Builded Better than They Knew: Historical Perspectives of the Barrington Area, reviewed the submissions for accuracy and chose the guesser whose answer most thoroughly described the Barrington landmarks in last week’s “history mystery photo”.  And the winner is……

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One Book One Barrington Book Discussion

327. "One Book One Barrington" Finale Party

 If you currently belong to or have always wanted to join a book club, there’s a cool event happening at the Barrington Area Library this Friday night that will help you connect with others who love to read and share ideas about books. The library is hosting a brand new program called “One Book One Barrington” this month, where everybody reads the same book and gets together to discuss the book’s themes. The book this month is called “Listening is an Act of Love”.

“Listening is an Act of Love” is a collection of personal interviews from the StoryCorps project.…

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