ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Quintessential Barrington invites you to enjoy reading about local holiday traditions, generosity at work, and so much more.

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It all starts with an adorable Tin Man who opens this issue’s local news and events.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
You’ll be out of your gourd with our latest nature topic!
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: On the road in Tuscany, Part II. Jim Bryant shares his experiences on the second installment of an unforgettable Tuscan wine adventure. Read Now.

What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison:  Meet a mother and daughter duo you won’t want to miss especially with the holidays here! Read Now (pdf).

In The Garage:  Yes, there is a Land Rover Guy. Meet him in our newest addition to QB.
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Barrington 220 - Dr. Brian Harris:  Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris talks with QB about a few “timely” topics. Read Now.

Community - Advocate Gala: Advocate does it again with a successful and fun fall gala.
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Community - Blessings in a Backpack: Read about the huge leap made this year to address hunger in our area.
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Barrington Area Conservation Trust: Enjoy the charming view at Summertime Swing.
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Barrington Horse
Country ™

Join the fun and excitement with our great action photos and tailgate moments at the September LeCompte/Kalaway Trail Owners Matches Read now.

Quintessential America

A Barrington farmer sends his report from the front lines of the Civil War. David Rutter shares the moving story of Norris McGregor Hamilton. Read now.

About Town

For more information on what's happening around Barrington with events and the latest news, read About Town, which starts on page 79 in the current issue.
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Who made our streets and entryways more beautiful this year? Find out here, and get geared up for a gorgeous Sesquicentennial!
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Barrington Superintendent Heads to White House

Barrington 220 superintendent, Dr. Brian Harris, heads to the White House for the upcoming “ConnectED to the Future” summit. Dr. Harris is one of about 100 superintendents nationwide selected to attend the Nov. 19 summit with President Barack Obama and Secretary Arne Duncan.

The event convenes superintendents and other educators from across the country who are leaders in the transition to digital learning.

“I am excited and honored to represent the district at the White House on Nov. 19. We are striving to use technology to create innovative and personalized learning experiences for our students and the U.S. Department of Education has recognized that,” said Dr. Harris. Barrington 220 was chosen through a very rigorous selection process by the U.S. Department of Education. Just two other districts in the Chicago-area were chosen to attend.

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 Sesquicentennial Edition

QB magazine is producing a Special Edition to commemorate the Village of Barrington’s 150th anniversary – it’s Sesquicentennial.
This one-of-a -kind keepsake and record of the Barrington area will be delivered in Feb. 2015. Don’t miss your copy.
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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Finding Amelia

America's first media-based superstar, Amelia Earhart, is in the news today. Our profile of her, and suggestion of her plane's location being found, was in QB's summer 2014 issue.
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Geneva Inn