ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Our home and garden issue delivers the excitement of springtime with high-quality feature stories, event coverage, and news you expect.

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Featured in About Town:
Barrington’s largest design/build project goes public on May 14. Check out Advocate Good Shepherd’s Open House details and much more in The QB Calendar and About Town local news.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
Learn how to live in peace with America’s most common waterfowl–the Canada goose.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Wine expert Jim Bryant shares his experience and wine tasting notes from his recent Rhône adventures.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Find out what food item brings people together across the political divide.
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In The Garage - Lisa Stamos: Airstream and Mercedes team up to create the ultimate getaway vehicle.
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Barrington 220 - Dr. Brian Harris: Dr. Brian Harris discusses the Input 220 Advisory Council’s school start time topic.
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Community - Meet the Barrington Service League, a mother-daughter social club with a heart.
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Community - Step inside the Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala and awards night.
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Quintessential Barrington

Barbara L. Benson covers Barrington history in each issue of QB. Her current story about Craftsbury Farm epitomizes our long-standing commitment to land preservation.
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Quintessential Person

In this issue we honor Jill Funk, Barrington’s beloved Angel of Art.
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About Town

For more information on what's happening around Barrington with events and the latest news, read About Town, which starts on page 73 in the current issue. Read now.


QB hosted the first Barrington Area Chamber after-hours mixer at Barrington’s White House. The event drew more than 200 Chamber members and showcased our new cultural and community center in town.
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Arts & Culture

Read about Barrington White House’s exciting Signature and Community events you won’t want to miss. Our Arts & Culture coverage includes a visiting singer-songwriter from Nashville (coming to Grassroots) and much more!
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QB’s Medical Guide 2016

Meet the Barrington area’s finest medical and health care professionals in QB’s annual Medical Guide. Download guide here.

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