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Save the Manatee Club

It’s been 35 years since Save the Manatee Club was created by Jimmy Buffett, the renowned singer/songwriter, and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator, Bob Graham, to raise public awareness about the threats to manatees and their aquatic habitat.  With support from you, we can continue to make a big difference. Save the Manatee Club is an international nonprofit organization. Funds from our adoption program go toward emergency rescue response for sick and injured manatees, and for waterway signage, public awareness, and education, research and more. Read about our manatee conservation efforts at

 Ribbon Cutting Celebrations Around Town

  • Southern Belles Barrington

Leaders from the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and the Village of Barrington recently celebrated the opening of Southern Belles, 210 S. Cook St., Barrington, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Southern Belles Barrington is the restaurant group’s fourth location in addition to Bedford Park, Plainfield, and Yorkville. Chef Frank Georgacopoulos joins the Southern Belles team from Meli’s Café in downtown Chicago. He focuses on providing the finest and freshest ingredients in his recipes, to make each dish unique and delicious. Southern Belles offers breakfast, lunch and a smoothie bar Monday-Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Barrington Behavioral Health & Wellness

Members of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and leaders from the Village of Barrington recently celebrated the opening of Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness, 400 E. Main St., Barrington, with an after-hours mixer and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness (BBHW) combines holistic practices with a traditional psychological methodology to craft a course of health and healing that embraces the whole of the body, mind and spirit. Dr. Denise Casey is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with a Certification in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling and a National Board Certification in Clinical Hypnosis. She is also certified in Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Casey is a graduate of Adler School of Professional Psychology and Trinity College.

  • Heads Up Shirt Shop

Leaders from the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and the Village of Barrington recently celebrated the opening of Heads Up Shirt Shop, 111 N. Cooks St., Barrington, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Heads Up Shirt Shop is the newest addition to the Heads Up Family, which includes Heads Up Boutique, Heads Up Specialties and Heads Up Apparel. Heads Up Shirt Shop is Barrington’s first T-shirt shop, with equipment that enables them to do full-color logo, or any other design on garments, and feature 1-HOUR printing.  Owner Dan Paxton and daughter/President Jessica Young, opened Heads Up Boutique in 2011, originally selling personalized brides gifts, and has expanded to over 3,000 square feet of personalized gifts for children, men, women, and any occasion. They recently partnered with Barrington High School to offer their spirit wear in- store, online and at football games.

  • Full Service Office Solution

It was standing room only as members of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) celebrated a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on April 5, along with leaders of the Village of Barrington, and the Barrington Noon Rotary to celebrate the opening of Full Service Office Solutions (FSOS.) Full Service Office Solutions is now located in The Offices at Barrington Woods, 18 E. Dundee Road, Bldg. 5 in Barrington.

Norm and Shelley May have been running a business in Barrington for the last 16 years. Their previous entity, Full Service Office Suites won the 2011 Small Business of the Year Award from BACC. Now, expanding their business and moving to bigger offices, their business has a new chapter, Full Service Office Solutions. They are known as the “best kept secret,” providing business services to small businesses. They provide the fuel so that a small business can focus on revenue growth while they focus on the administration. Full Service Office Solutions becomes a part of their client’s team.

At Full Service Office Solutions, they offer a complete line of services specifically designed to handle the everyday tasks of a small business so that the business can focus on the things that are most important to help it grow. FSOS is an inexpensive alternative to hiring secretarial staff and administrative assistants. Visit online at

125 Collection Quote Candles Make Great Gifts

The 125 Collection is a growing lifestyle brand whose “Quote Candles” have been a much buzzed about product since first hitting the scene in November 2015. The non-toxic and all-natural soy candles will make you laugh, inspire you, and give your home a fun and stylish flair with witty, personalized labels. Visit online at
to creature your signature candle!