Exploring the World Together

Summer is here, and that means family experiences packed with adventure, flavor and fun. Whether you have grown kids, teenagers, small kids, adult families or multigenerational family travel in mind, here are a few questions we’ve been asked recently and some of our recommendations for the perfect vacation—anywhere in the world!

Celebrating America

The Fourth of July is not only the peak of summer, it is also when we remember who we are as a country, as well as who we need to be moving forward. As you celebrate with friends and family, I invite you to remember what being an American means to you. For so many different reasons, whenever I see…

Around Town

"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…

Prepare Your Home for Vacation

You know the old saying, "safe as houses," but is your house safe while you're off to an amazing destination? The last thing you'll want to do while having fun is to worry needlessly. Here are some important safety tips to keep your home in perfect working order while you and your family enjoy your vacation.

Glide on the Open Road

The 2016 Harley-Davidson Road Glide Ultra leaves no stone unturned when it comes to an all-inclusive cruising bike. It was built for touring and that's exactly what it excels in. Fully loaded with copious storage compartments, hard-case saddlebags, trunk and luggage rack, the Road Glide Ultra is conscious when it comes to functionality and style.

Fire-Up a Bold Fourth of July BBQ

This Fourth of July, take your backyard barbecue staples from basic to bold with knock-out burgers, grilled fruit “steaks” and festive red, white and blue-colored desserts. Opt for burgers with a brazen rub that creates a caramelized outer layer. Make the meal an epic Fourth of July feast with a side of grilled watermelon steaks, marinated in white balsamic vinegar,…

The BACC Celebrates New Businesses

Members of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) recently celebrated the opening of Health in Motion Physical Therapy, located at 22000 N. Pepper Road, Suite I, in Lake Barrington. Jurga Napolitano has been a physical therapist for 15 years focusing mainly on orthopedic injuries, chronic pain, and stroke rehab. For the past six years, her attention has shifted to…


SPECTACULAR home in Prairie Creek! With over 7,000 sq. ft. of living space, this CUSTOM 6 bedroom, 4.5 bath home is unique in every way! From the beautifully designed stone work on the drive and walkway, to fountains,, waterfalls and exquisite landscaping, this curb appeal is unmatched! 2 MASTER SUITES ( the 1st flr room offers access to the tranquility…

Presenting 2016 ATHENA Award Winner

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) presented local businesswoman Deborah Leydig of Norton’s U.S.A. with the prestigious ATHENA Award at a luncheon Thursday, May 26 honoring five outstanding local women leaders. The event was held at the Biltmore Country Club in North Barrington and hosted by BACC’s Women’s Biz Net (WBN), a network of women business and community leaders.

Beach Bag Essentials

Whether you are going to the beach (or lake!) or hitting the pool at the club, make sure your beach bag is on-point and packed with all the essentials. We rounded up some of our favorite beach bag requisites and it all starts with the amazing African Rays tote from PilyQ.

The Solana Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting

The Solana is now open in Deer Park! Guests enjoyed an array of culinary delights, including BBQ smoked oysters, and celebrated the new retirement community in SW Lake County.