ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Holly Ball Co-Chairs Keri Culhane and Alyssa Pazdan invite you to attend the annual Barrington Children’s Charities holiday gala. Our cover feature story takes you inside the Blessings in a Backpack program that benefits children in need in Barrington 220. Read: Features and Quintessential.

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Quintessential Barrington

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Barrington historian Barbara L. Benson talks about charitable giving in Barrington as it shifted from a basis for survival to today’s approach to meeting unmet needs.

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Quintessential America

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“The Christmas Tree Ship and Captain Santa” traces the influences of Germany and England’s Queen Victoria on our modern-day holiday traditions. Read about the Great Lakes legend who brought shiploads of Christmas trees to Chicago a century ago.

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Ron Hawking returns with his wonderful “Home for the Holidays” show in December. For tickets, visit www.BarringtonsWhiteHouse.com.

From Our Contributors

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Meet the Jafri family and their three children who are “Squashing the Competition” on the national level. Read their story.

Designing Barrington Lifestyles features interior designer Lori Vieceli who worked with Yonan Carpet One to refresh the Baker’s living space. Read Now

Down Cellar -
Jim Bryant's Wine Column:
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Guess Essay:
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Open Spaces:
Read Now (pdf) - April Anderson
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison:
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QB's Annual Medical Guide

The best of Barrington’s medical community share information
about state of the art medicine
and dentistry.

Breast Cancer: A Team Approach – Dr. Stephen Madry

The Most Effective Treatments for Back, Spine, and Neck Pain including Stem Cell Therapy – Illinois Pain Institute

Accelerated Dentistry for Busy Lifestyles – Dr. Thomas Jackson

What Is PRP and How Does It Work? – Dr. Michael Gitelis/Gitelis Orthopedics

Your Skin Solutions-Thinking Outside the Box – Dr. Michael Bukhalo/Arlington Dermatology

Women Are Calling It Life Changing – Dr. Randy Zimmerman/OB-GYN

Top 5 Questions to Ask After a Hospital Stay – Ron Benner, Alden Estates Network

Hand Rejuvenation – Dr. Raymond Metz, Jr./Core Orthopedics

Pilates and Physical Fitness: An Integrated Approach to Health and Fitness – Kate Strozak/Advocate Good Shepherd Health & Fitness Center

Comprehensive Care and Treatment for Women’s Neurological Needs – Dr. Manisha Sahay/Northwest Neurology

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Continues Commitment to Community

IBJI Offers Same Day Orthopedic Care – Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and Lake Cook Orthopedics

Sesquicentennial Edition

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