ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Enjoy our annual look at Barrington’s generous charity work and the people who make it happen in the first QB issue of 2016!

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Featured in About Town:
The new “ROAR” kicks off the New Year supporting Barrington 220 students who need extra support to enjoy their high school years.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
April Anderson reports on how prescribed burns should be managed and why they benefit the land.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Join Jim Bryant as he travels to the Chapoutier Vineyards and shares insight on some of its best wines.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Kathy Harrison gets out her creative license to share her first recipe of the New Year.
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In The Garage - Lisa Stamos:George Hanley professes his love for an Italian (car, that is!)
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Barrington 220 - Dr. Brian Harris: Learn about the STEM program expansion into the elementary grade school levels.
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Community - Three teens from El Salvador each receive an amazing gift of health from Advocate Good Shepherd doctors and nurses.
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Community - TasteFest 2015 was great food, fun, and atmosphere. Enjoy QB’s photos from this annual culinary event.
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Community - Saint Anne Catholic Community and Boy Scouts Troop 29 team up to climb to new heights
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Community - Barrington Children’s Charities’ Holly Ball celebrates its fifth year, bringing a world of good to Barrington 220 children in need.
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Barrington Horse Country™

Step inside the delightful Hunt Ball 2015 to celebrate the Fox River Valley and Massbach Hounds 75th anniversary.
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Quintessential People

Congratulations to Dyllis and Bill Braithwaite for being honored in this issue, thanks to a QB reader’s nomination of them.
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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 71 in the current issue. Read now.


Susan McConnell shares her timely photos of a quiet moment in Paris.
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Quintessential America

Philanthropy in America was started by a kid from Scotland who moved here in 1848. Find out who he is, and learn about the remarkable standards he set for the most generous country in the world.
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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital


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.

To Contact Fitness Arts

Fitness Arts’ telephone number is:
847-397-2787 (It was incorrectly listed in our print edition as seen in, “Your Life and Health Blueprint” article by Mia Scheid).


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