ABOUT THIS ISSUE: It’s back to school in Barrington with news about the school district’s efforts to make all students and staff as safe as possible and to create a positive learning environment. Check out what Barrington 220 has accomplished so far.

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Featured in About Town:
About Town offers news and calendar items in each issue. IN this issue, we update you on the “USS Illinois” that we covered in January along with many other stories.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
Barrington Area Conservation Trust and Barrington High School team up to offer students meaningful science projects in a local nature preserve.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Take a trip with Jim Bryant to Paris and get the scoop on Jim’s hotel, wine, and dining choices.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Enjoy two recipes from Kathy Harrison for fresh vegetables you find at the farmer’s markets.
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In The Garage - Steve Koche: Here’s a flashback on what is possibly Barrington’s first car. You may have owned one, too.
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Barrington 220 - Dr. Brian Harris:  Barrington 220 and the PTO create a fabulous new student and teacher gathering space at BHS.
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Community - Eve Swire: This summer, Solly’s Way held its golf outing with great success. Learn more about this local charity that helps students in need.
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Barrington Horse Country™

Don’t miss the 2015 LeCompte Kalaway Trailowners Cup Matches on September 12. See the exclusive insert in Quintessential Barrington. Read now.

Quintessential People

Quintessential Person Bill Palmer is one of Barrington 220's unexpected heroes, helping students who struggle in high school make it to the finish line. 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 47in the current issue.
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Check out photos from Fred Fest 2015!
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Do You Hear Us?

QB Magazine held its summer internship again this year to offer six students a chance to work with a media company and improve their journalism skills. Here are their Wildly Personal Essays, which we know you’ll enjoy. Each student walked away with media experience, confidence, and being published.
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