July 2017 Around Town

Tickets are now on sale for Uncork Barrington, a charitable wine-tasting event to be held Friday, July 7 from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. at the Barrington Metra Station-Tent Pavilion. Attendees can enjoy an evening of wine, food, and live entertainment from The Claudettes, while supporting important community organizations.

June 2017 Around Town

Enjoy summer with a 2017 season pass to the Hawthorn Woods Aquatic Center! Amenities include two water slides, two diving boards, lap pool, zero-depth activity pool, spray features, a concessions stand, and more, and offers learn to swim classes for parent-tot, preschool, and levels 1-5. Classes are held in the morning Monday through Thursday, as well as on Saturdays, and…

May 2017 Around Town

The 2017 Relay for Life of Barrington's 20-year anniversary celebration will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Citizen's Park. This year the event is moving from Barrington High School To Citizen's Park, providing more activities for families, kids, survivors, and supporters alike. The start time will also change to 2 p.m. making it a perfect time for families…

April 2017 Around Town

Imagine a comfy, upscale setting with world-class brews, tasty food from the occasional food truck and established neighboring restaurants in a refurbished venue with a Shakespearean reference. Imagine no more, says Lane Fearing, a Barrington resident and long-term brewer at Mickey Finn’s in Libertyville.

March 2017 Around Town

In a Mardi-Gras themed celebration at Lake Barrington Shores Country Club, the Wauconda Area Chamber installed its new officers and honored these businesses for their local efforts in 2016:

February 2017 Around Town

Five Star Professional is pleased to announce Renee Clark, Renee Clark Real Estate Group/@properties, has been chosen as one of Chicago’s Five Star Real Estate Agents for 2016. Five Star Professional recently partnered with Chicago Magazine to recognize a select group of Chicago-area real estate agents who provide quality services to their clients. Less than three percent of real estate…

January 2017 Around Town

Significant improvements at Reed-Turner Nature Center were recently completed through outstanding efforts by local Boy and Girl Scouts and their support teams:

December 2016 Around Town

In categories ranging from Newcomer to Volunteers, the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2017 nominees for the “Spirit of Excellence” Business Awards. Nominees have been selected by the membership for recognition in the following categories: 

November 2016 Around Town

Wauconda Bowl, a local institution for more than 65 years, recently underwent a complete modernization. The cozy bowling alley on Route 176 still features just 8-lanes, a classic bar and delectable food in a Northwoods décor. Now Wauconda Bowl has been completely remodeled with the addition of intuitive scoring systems offering a variety of different games. A side patio has…

October 2016 Around Town

While the weather was hot and sultry, “Christmas in July” by the Barrington Chamber’s Women’s Biz Net (WBN) gathered hundreds of pounds of food, household and personal care items for local food pantries in Barrington and Cuba townships.

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(Barrington, IL – 8/8/16) Members of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and Village of Barrington recently celebrated the opening of Trehan Dental, 435 N. Hough St., Barrington, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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The Village of Hawthorn Woods is proud to offer fun, instructional and participative youth soccer leagues for players grades Pre-K through 6th this fall. The 8-week league will start on Saturday, August 24 with play running through, October 22 (no play on Saturday, September 3 due to Labor Day weekend). Games are scheduled on Saturdays for 1-hour between 9:00 and…

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"A Tale of Two Cities," co-hosted by The Garden Club of Lake Zurich and The Plant & Garden Club of Wauconda, will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25. The show will conform to the standards established by the National Garden Club, Incorporated, for the purpose of educating club members, as well as the public, and to stimulate interest in…

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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.…

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National Teen Self-Esteem Month, held annually in May, gives teens an opportunity to focus on building their confidence & developing a healthy outlook of themselves. Organizations nationwide are encouraged to host programs and events to engage youth as well as provide information and resources to help teens work on building their confidence, self-compassion and self-acceptance every day, every week and…

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Organ procurement organizations, transplant centers, national donation organizations and other organizations sponsor special awareness events and donor recognition ceremonies to promote donation awareness and registration. National Donate Life Month was established in 2003. Every day in April, people across the U.S. make a special effort to celebrate the tremendous generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, tissue,…

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At the Hawthorn Woods Village Board of Trustees meeting held on January 25th, 2016, Officer Anthony Cortez was recognized by Mayor Joseph Mancino, the Village Board, and administrative staff for excellence in DUI enforcement. Officer Cortez led the Hawthorn Woods Police Department in the number of driving under the influence arrests in 2015, accounting for 50% of the department’s total…

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Reaction time is critical in the event of a stroke. The sooner a victim can get medical attention, the sooner important intervention can take place, often saving the patient from loss of brain functions. F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs and symptoms of a stroke. When you spot the signs, call 9-1-1 immediately. The sooner a…

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At the winter meeting of the Hawthorn Woods Village Board of Trustees, Chief Operating Officer Pamela O. Newton and Chief Administrative Officer Donna Lobaito were awarded the Strategic Leadership and Governance Award by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Newton attended ICMA’s annual conference on this past September in Seattle, Washington where she accepted the award on behalf of Mayor…

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The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks & Recreation Department and Hawthorn Woods Country Club have been named amongst the best of the best within the State by the Illinois Association of Park Districts for their cooperative efforts. They received the award in the category of "Best Friend of Illinois Parks-Small Business" for their effort and success in bringing together public…

November 2015 Around Town

“Raptors, Birds of Prey” will feature birds from Flint Creek Wildlife Restoration. Kids can get an up-close look during a raptor walk at Flint Creek Savanna, where birds and handlers will be stationed along the trail.

October 2015 Around Town

Join Broken Earth Winery in celebrating its one-year anniversary with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. The winery will offer gifts and give-aways throughout the day and complimentary light bites during wine tastings. All are welcome to attend. Guests may enter to win one of two free weekends at Blue Harbor Resorts. Entries are currently being accepted and…

September 2015 Around Town

The Village of Hawthorn Woods is proud to offer youth soccer leagues starting September 12 for children grades pre-k through 5th. Playera will learn how to play soccer as well as have fun during practices led by Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club Owner, Tom Chmela.

August 2015 Around Town

The Village of Hawthorn Woods is proud to offer youth soccer leagues this coming fall starting September 12 for children grades PRE-K through 5th. Your children will have a ball learning how to play soccer as well as have fun during practices and games. Practices and training session will be led by Hawthorn Woods Elite Soccer Club Owner, Tom Chmela.…

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Learn to play Soccer and Baseball with
Hawthorn Woods Parks & Recreation It is never too early to for kids to begin sports. Participants will have a ball learning soccer and baseball skills at one of four camps teaching fundamental skills as they build self-confidence and experience team work. Quality instructors ensure your children will learn and advance their skills in…

June 2015 Around Town

Strawberry lovers of all ages flock to Long Grove’s renown fest to enjoy chocolate covered strawberries, fruit smoothies, and other strawberry drinks, ice creams, strawberry donuts, baked goods and, of course, the farm-fresh berries themselves. The festival, considered to be one of the premier outdoor festivals in the Chicagoland area, offers live music and entertainment held at venues all over…

May 2015 Around Town

Celebrate the completion of Ela Area Public Library’s six-month renovation project on Saturday, May 2 from 2 - 4 p.m. Festivities include an official ribbon cutting, Bubbleman Geoff Akins, glitter tattoo artist, digital photo booth, video gaming, Forge demonstrations, make your own sundaes, raffles and more. This long-awaited dream becomes reality, as guests are welcome to experience the many great new features and dynamic…