ABOUT THIS ISSUE: QB magazine is the one place you can find all the latest happenings and news in the Barrington area. Our back to school issue features the QB interns who spent the summer becoming journalists.

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Featured in About Town:
Check out the QB Calendar for events and activities this fall and beyond and local news.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
April Anderson takes a look at pollinators that we rely on for our food supply.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Everything’s coming up French rosés in Jim Bryant’s newest discussion on wines.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Kathy Harrison offers a charming take on life and cucumber soup in our fall issue.
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In The Garage - George Hanley:QB visits Belknap Auto Body and features one of its vintage auto restoration projects.
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Barrington 220 - Lisa Stamos: Read the latest on Barrington 220’s discussion on later school start times.
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Interview – Joyce Younger:
Joyce Younger brings parents and students up to date on what it takes to be a safe driver.
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Quintessential Barrington

Barrington Hills was host to the first Retriever Field Trials in the Midwest. Historian Barbara L. Benson covers the prestigious 1930s event on QB’s back page.
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Quintessential Person

Meet Doug McConnell—an internationally renown open water swimmer and philanthropist who is helping to fund ALS research.
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Quintessential America

David Rutter offers a look back at Barrington’s earliest pioneers whose first elementary school was the source of funding for farmers and merchants.
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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.

A Dream Destination for Your Bucket List

“It is said that you can leave Africa, but Africa will never leave you”. Greg Pearson hares his wonderful “bucket list” journey to South Africa.
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About Town

For more information on what's happening around Barrington with events and the latest news, read About Town, which starts on page 79 in the current issue. Read now.

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Holiday Guide

Watch for Barrington's Holiday Guide with merchant coupons and holiday events in the next issue of QB!



 Sesquicentennial Edition

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QB's Special Sesquicentennial Edition is available for purchase. This 232-page comprehensive publication about Barrington and its neighboring villages has more than 400 images to enjoy. Feedback is highly positive. Don’t miss your chance to own one or more copies for you and your family. ($10 each.)


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