ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Our annual home and garden issue showcases what’s new in and around Barrington with something for everyone! Read about native gardening, gardening with water, and the mini-housing boom, as well as a recap on the re-creation of the Barrington Town Warming. Our contributors offer many great home and lifestyle ideas for you as we head into the spring season.

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Featured in About Town:
Check out the QB Calendar of Events and news in About Town. Congratulations to the Hough Street School boys’ basketball team who won their tournament and open our About Town section.
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Interview – Maggie Sandford:
St. Mark’s Day School Maggie Sandford shares the mission and philosophy of this top-notch preschool and kindergarten program that is a cornerstone of Barrington early education.
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Open Spaces:
April Anderson shares the gardening wisdom of Barrington area experts on container gardening.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Beautiful Barolo is Jim’s most recent topic for wine lovers and world travelers.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Kathy shares a fun cake recipe.
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On The Market - David Miller: You won’t want to miss this article from insurance experts, The Plexus Group, if you are remodeling your home.
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Quintessential Barrington

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Local historian Barbara L. Benson tells where the trend of houses being moved got its start.

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Designing Barrington Lifestyles

waterfall garden

Water garden and pond building guru Larry Carnes offers an inside look at two of his recent projects, one in Chicago, and the other in South Barrington.

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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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