Home Grown

This month I find myself wondering how, all of a sudden, it’s August. 

What happened to June? I know July was hotter than I can ever remember but August?
Why haven’t I gone hiking or spent any lazy days in a hammock by the lake?

Inaugural ‘Guys Night Out’ A Great Success

Barrington’s 18|8 Fine Men’s Salon hosted the first-time Guys Night Out (GNO). Guests enjoyed free haircuts, straight razor shaves, facial massages and other personal grooming services from the staff at Barrington location. Food and beverages were provided by Incontro A Tavola, Broken Earth Winery, and Enzo & Lucia.

Around Town

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…

Creating the Perfect Garden

Planting a garden is a good move if you want to ramp up curb appeal, have fresh vegetables, or enjoy your landscape. More buyers want move-in-ready houses, meaning they don't want to have to plant a garden themselves.

Cruising the Carribean

Are the soothing waves of the turquoise waters, white sand beaches and sunny skies of the Caribbean calling to you? A Caribbean cruise presents a unique vacation by land and sea, packing all the excitement of two kinds of vacations into one. Choose from simple, luxurious, or all the bells and whistles of new mega-ships. With a selection of cruises…

America’s Addiction To Cellphones

In a recent effort to show the obsession behind cellphone usage, New Theory Magazine released an infographic showcasing the latest data to back up America’s cellphone usage addiction. There is no denying this generation has a problem. Numbers do not lie. To say that we are, “attached”, is officially an alarming understatement. Individuals have become reliant on staying connected.

Reaching New Heights

For the last few years when driving on Route 22 in Lake Barrington, it was clear something big was taking place at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital. Recently, the hospital's major addition and renovation project were completed, revealing the importance of creating an atmosphere of healing for patients, visitors and staff.

In Defense of the Flower

It is a testament to our ecological stewardship in Long Grove that we still have many varieties of native wildflowers that bloom in public and private woodlands and open spaces. In fact, we even have one variety that is a federally protected endangered species. I have never seen the white fringed prairie orchid, but State officials assure us it is…

Celebrating New Business

Members of the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce and Village of Lake Barrington recently celebrated the opening of Pepper Park After Dark Wine Bar, 22000 N. Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Presenting 21403 N. Meadowlark Court

We are pleased to present 21403 N. Meadowlark Court in the Ponds of Kildeer. This stately brick home is new on the market and boasts an open floor plan, beautifully remodeled Kitchen with cherry cabinets, stunning granite countertops, and high-end stainless appliances. The Kitchen opens to the spacious Family Room and an adjacent first-floor office. The second story boasts a…

Fourth of July Fun Around SW Lake County

Throughout SW Lake County residents gathered together with family, with friends, and at community events. Barbecues, picnics, parades, and fireworks were everywhere over the long weekend as our country celebrated Independence Day.