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ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Spring is around the corner and Quintessential Barrington is proud to present its annual Home and Garden issue. Take a peak at the plans for the expansion project at Good Shepherd Hospital and enjoy the warm weather!

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Featured in About Town:
Spring is in the air! As the ground begins to reappear, check out events that are happening around town.  
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
What happens to all that garbage and recycling after it gets picked up by the garbage man? Read about one Materials Recovery Facility that is working to help keep our environment clean. Read Now.

Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Drill deeper with Jim Bryant as he explores another one of his favorite regions to find wines, in the Northern Rhône Part II.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Say goodbye to “blah” recipes. Kathy Harrison shares a recipe on how to make a citrus salad. Read Now (pdf).

Barrington 220 - Tom Leonard:
Enjoy a cheeseburger in paradise, as Dr. Tom Leonard shares the idea behind the Space Cowboys in the Barrington 220 district. Read Now.

Community - Barrington Children’s Charities “Holly Ball”: More than $300,000 was raised at the annual Barrington Children’s Charities “Holly Ball.”  The proceeds benefited the charity’s Blessings in a Backpack program.
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Community - WINGS “A Night to Remember”:  Women in Need Growing Stronger (WINGS) provided “A Night to Remember” for more than 450 guests at its annual gala. The event honored Cindy Bischof, a victim of domestic violence.  
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Community -FHC “Make a Joyful Noise”: Fellowship Housing Corporation (FHC) hosted its annual gala “Make a Joyful Noise.” Keynote speaker Shawn Christopher shared her experience of being a young single mom.
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John Dawson gives us a look at The Build Team, who is giving people second chances at having a home. Read now.

Quintessential America

David Rutter takes us back to the greatest camping trip of all time, with the story of John Muir, who worked with former President Teddy Roosevelt, to preserve land. 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 83 in the current issue.
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Take a look at the Chefs from WINGS’ “Taste Takes Flight” event. View Snapshots.

Let Your Voice Be Heard!
Guest Essay by Julie Mayer. 

The healthier Barrington coalition launched its community survey on February 21 to residents living in the 60010 zip code. This comprehensive evaluation, which has been conducted every three years since 1996, will ask residents to share their perspectives on a variety of aspects relating to a healthy community. Read now.

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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
Power of the Purse

Spring 2014 Wine Walk
Saturday, April 12

The participating stores are:

• Village Center Merchants: Acacia Organics, Anderson’s Candy Shop, Angelina, Barrington Flower Shop, Bravura Home & Gift Shop, Gene Ann’s Yarns, Grassroots, Mia Sorella, Notice, SOLISQ, The Annex, Urban Flair and Vin Chicago.

• Norton’s U.S.A., Barrington’s uniquely American general store, will host their event on Lageschulte Street.

• Chessie’s Restaurant will offer wine tastings at The Ice House Mall on behalf of the Barrington Cultural Arts Center, Once in a Blue Moon, Paris Market Antiques, Savvy Spirit, Tina Hahn Gallery, Tommy Terri and Tootsies.

• Barrington Commons merchants are Carol and Company and Fleur de Lis Salon.

Heinen’s Fine Foods, Near Restaurant, Cooper’s, The Annex, McGonigal’s Pub, Grassroots, Vin Chicago and Chessie’s are providing the wines for Saturday’s event.


Geneva Inn

Special Ad Section

Meet the Barrington Area's trusted medical professionals in our Special Advertising Section. Read here.
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