Free Barrington Family Expo at Barrington High School April 8

From fun hands-on art activities to free giveaways and local youth entertainment, the Barrington Family Expo on April 8 at Barrington High School offers something for everyone. The event, co-hosted by the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Barrington High School Fine Arts Department, will be held at the school from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and features family activities, food and refreshments, and nearly 90 booths showcasing business and community resources. For further details, visit

Barrington Area Chamber 
Accepting Applications for 2018 Scholarship Awards

Application forms are now available for the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarship. The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce awards Lauren Brown Memorial Scholarships each spring to local high school students pursuing higher education through a university, community college, or vocational/trade certification program. Eligible students must be from the Barrington area, or the student of an employee of a Chamber member business. Scholarships range from $500 to $1,500.

To be eligible, students must complete an application and submit it with all supporting documents no later than Friday, May 1, 2018. All supporting documents should be single-sided. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Please return the complete package to: Scholarship Committee, BACC, 190 E. James Street, Barrington, IL 60010. For more information, please call (847) 381-2525.

Only completed applications with required information will qualify for consideration. The scholarship is not based on financial need. The recipient of the award will be notified no later than May 7, 2018. Application forms are available online at:

Abstract Barrington to Feature Work of JoAnn Aronds-Freeman

The Third Thursday series continues at Barrington’s White House on March 15 with JoAnn Aronds-Freeman’s “Expression in Color.” Attendees of this free event will enjoy vibrant abstract works in oil, acrylic, pastels and pencil. Freeman describes the process of mixing and layering color as “raw energy in motion.”  

The artist says that she rarely has a pre-conceived idea when she begins a new piece: “During the creative process I usually don’t know or understand the imagery. It is later when I feel I have almost completed a piece and step back from it that it feels whole to me.”

Each Third Thursday features a local artist with works for sale, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Musical performances by local musicians and high school students take place in the White House’s ballroom, 145 W. Main Street.

Wauconda Boat’s 8th Annual 
Leprechaun Plunge

Village Intervenes on Chicken 
& Egg Issue

Plans for the five-acre property along Highway 59 by property owner Anoosh Varda include building a pole barn and two smaller structures to shelter hundreds of chickens. Residents expressed concern about a number of issues, including environmental impacts, so the Village Board took the unusual action to annex the property. Al Pino, chairman of the Village Board, said in media reports that the village seeks to work with the owner of the chicken farm to address resident’s concerns, not force the family out of business.