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ABOUT THIS ISSUE: For the second year, Quintessential Barrington is proud to honor animals in the community, and explore the unique bond shared between humans and their pets. Everyone on the QB team wishes you a safe and relaxing summer!

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Featured in About Town:
It’s officially summer. Check out activities going on around town.
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Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Open Spaces - April Anderson:
Read stories about families who own backyard chickens.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Read about the best red wines currently in the marketplace. Read Now.

What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Enjoy some tasty summer recipes. Read Now (pdf).

Barrington 220 - Dr. Ninja Nagel: Newly appointed vice principal of BHS, Dr. Ninja Nagel, talks about the Adelante Academy. Read Now.

Community - Barrington Children’s Charities: Dashing Derby Days - Barrington Children’s Charities hosts its 4th annual “Run for the Roses Derby Party”, it’s most successful yet.
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Community - Brookfield Zoo: Around the Whirl in 80 Years - Brookfield Zoo hosts its annual gala, which helped commemorate its 80th anniversary.
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Community - Green Pup Shelter: A local family explains the importance of a nonprofit that helps rescued puppies, adult dogs, and senior dogs find a home. Read now (pdf).

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Quintessential Barrington visited with Michael Shipley, owner of Cook Street Coffee, to learn about the makings of his two-generation family coffee business, Conscious Cup. Read now.

Quintessential America

Research teams believe they will find what happened to famed flier Amelia Earhart this fall. When they do, the girl from Kansas who captured our hearts and died on a remote pacific island will come home to us at least in spirit. 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 65 in the current issue.
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Our summer issue is devoted to honoring pets, and celebrating the unique bond shared between animals and humans. To read stories about residents and their pets
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Takeoff, Then Land

Guest Essay by Rebecca Darr

Helpless. Hopeless. These are the words that describe an abused animal. It is affirming to know that across the United States there are 3,500 shelters providing food and shelter to 6-8 million abused and lost animals. The outpour of support and love for these dogs, cats, and other animals is admirable and respected. Without the Human Society, and the many area shelters that take of care these precious animals, they would be lost.

Helpless and hopeless are the same words that describe victims of domestic violence. It is interesting to note that across the United States, there are only 1,900 shelters for abused women and their children. Read now.

USE QB'S MEDIA CENTER: Calling all publicity and public relations personnel and possible QB contributors! Our Media Center is designed to be your go-to place for how to submit information about your event or organization. Also, we love to hear story ideas from our readers, and receive query letters from writers. Ideas such as how to prepare a press release are included.

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 Sesquicentennial Edition

QB magazine is producing a Special Edition to commemorate the Village of Barrington’s 150th anniversary – it’s Sesquicentennial. This one-of-a -kind keepsake and record of the Barrington area will be delivered in Feb. 2015. Don’t miss your copy. To order, click here.


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