ABOUT THIS ISSUE: QB’s annual philanthropy issue showcases many innovative and philanthropic efforts in the area. Our cover feature tells the story of the Riding Club of Barrington, one of the most unique and oldest such clubs in the nation. See what advances the Club has made to serve the greater good of our area.

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Featured in About Town:
Barrington High School teens receive a donation from Barrington Children’s Charities for their Project Dignity, a coordinated effort with Let It Be Us to bring care and support to Illinois foster children.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
The CFC Conservation Classroom teaches volunteers who share their knowledge beyond Barrington.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: The Best of Argentina is an inside look at Jim Bryant’s trip to Rio and the highlights of his time there.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Do A Deux! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Kathy Harrison cooks up some yummy ideas for a romantic dinner for two.
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In The Garage - Jeffery Westhoff: Meet Rodd Sala, whose passion for the Rolls Royce and Bentley marques is in a class of its own.
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Barrington 220 - Lisa Stamos: Learn about Barrington 220’s new entrepreneur program for elementary students that’s already a success.
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Interview – Rita Rippentrop:
Meet the Barrington Youth & Family Services of today, with its top-notch clinical staff and mental health services for the whole family.
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Meet Trinity Oaks Christian Academy

Trinity Oaks is a welcome option for families from the greater Barrington area. The Christian academy provides education for students from pre-K through high school. Meet some of school’s families and Barrington’s Laura Morrissey, who teaches third grade there. Open enrollment and school tours are available
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Quintessential Barrington

In the old days, downtown Barrington had barns instead of garages. Barbara Benson brings interesting facts forward about our village equestrians. Read now.

Quintessential America

QB photographer Paolo Cascio met up with his greatest moment recently in Hawaii. Find out what important event he was drawn to and why. Also, David Rutter shares another World War II related story on George Van Hagen’s rescue just a month before the war ended. Read now.

Quintessential People

Rita and John Canning are featured in “The Canning Bunch”, a tribute to the two philanthropic dynamos and their beloved family. 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 75 in the current issue. Read now.

Barrington Junior
Women’s Club

After another hugely successful Fall Fashion Show, Barrington Junior Women’s Club leads 2017 as a source of ever-present community volunteerism, student scholarships, and long-term friendships.
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