A Sesquicentennial Spring

by Lisa Stamos


Hip Hip Hooray!

The first public event to celebrate Barrington’s Sesquicentennial was a smash success. On April 26, a large crowd gathered to enjoy an old-fashioned festival that recalls the early days when Barrington was a pioneer town. The Sesquicentennial Committee did a wonderful job pulling together a fun day for all! There are many more events to enjoy. Check out a full page listing in our About Town section. You can also learn more at the Village of Barrington’s website

It never occurred to me years ago that the magazine would be here during Barrington’s 150th anniversary. This year gives us a chance to look back, and to support the community and all the good things that are happening now. We have covered Barrington in many ways—and one of our favorites is Quintessential People—a feature that allows us to introduce a neighbor, a local doctor, a pastor, a merchant, or someone you may come across here in town or live near. For this issue, we present all of the 56 people (some are couples) that we have covered in the past. Sadly, some are no longer with us. But their stories live on.

We are excited to present the Hope’s In Style fashion show in our cover feature, and the family that started it as a fundraiser for life-changing work in Guatemala. It has been a pleasure getting to know the Quigley family—and to see how their philanthropic work is growing and encouraging students to get involved. The students did a great job and are already thinking about next year’s event.

We would like to thank our fabulous advertisers make this publication possible. Please keep them in mind when you go to market.

All of us at Quintessential Barrington wish you a wonderful spring and summer. See you around town!