ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Our cover story takes you inside the exciting ESO and presents its Music Director Andrew Grams. Find out why this outstanding orchestra in our backyard just won the 2016 Professional Orchestra of the Year from the Illinois Council of Orchestras. This win (their fourth) sets a new record. Step inside the best of the Barrington area’s arts and culture world in our 2016 May/June issue.

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Featured in About Town:
Read our feature on the Hospital of the Future and learn why it’s a game-changer for community health care. Be sure to stop by on May 14 for the Community Open House for a tour. Read our feature on the Hospital of the Future and learn why it’s a game-changer for community health care. Be sure to stop by on May 14 for the Community Open House for a tour.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
Local residents Diane and Jim Bodkin share some of their amazing nature photos from North America. April Anderson offers some of their photography tips and their inspiring story that takes you into the wild.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: More Rhône Adventure Highlights is the latest installment in Jim Bryant’s travels to France.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Kathy Harrison offers the perfect roasted chicken recipe along with fond memories from her years of teaching the art of fine cooking.
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In The Garage - Colin Wickstrom introduces the updated and luxurious Lincoln Continental to a new generation of buyers.
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Barrington 220 - Dr. Brian Harris: Barrington 220 debuts an innovative new elementary program to inspire critical thinking and collaboration.
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Community 1- Building Lives and a Brighter Future. Fellowship Housing marks its 25 anniversary this year at its gala.
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Community 2 - BJWC Hits the Jackpot at “Glitz, Gaming and Giving” Casino Event.
Barrington Junior Women’s Club hosted its spring fundraiser by bringing some Vegas to Barrington.
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Community 3 - Barrington Area United Way’s 5 Annual Power of the Purse. Joy Wagner stole the show at the BAUW Power of the Purse. Step inside this women’s luncheon and its meaningful work.
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Community 4 - Lessons in Humility. The Barrington Lions Club quietly celebrates 90 years of extraordinary giving.
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Quintessential Barrington

Barbara L. Benson delivers another fascinating piece of Barrington history. Learn about one of America’s female literary legends who called Barrington home.
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Quintessential Person

As we look back at our school years, at least one teacher comes to mind whose influence and inspiration stays with us forever. Dan Gonka is one of those teachers. Meet our Quintessential Person, someone we honor in each issue of QB.
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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 63 in the current issue. Read now.


The Women’s Club of Inverness hosted a marvelous “Phantom of the Opera” style event for its members and their guests. See our snapshots from this grand fashion, musical, and fundraising event.
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To Bee, or Not to Bee

There’s a quilting epicenter in Barrington celebrating its 30th year. Meet “A Touch of Amish” owner Lynn Rice and see some of America’s quilt patterns that have stood the test of time.
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