ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Spring Ahead! QB’s annual home and garden issue is blooming with all the quality stories you’ve come to expect. Featured on our cover is a historic home, built by the great granddaughter of an American president, and lovingly restored to its original stately condition. Check out our other features and meet Quintessential Person Peggy Crawford, who’s song has filled the greater Barrington area for an entire career.

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Featured in About Town:
The Veterans of Lake Barrington Shores share its growing attendance and a new record of giving back to our community. Read about Safety Town and see what else is happening on the social and nonprofit scene in the QB Calendar.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
Want to make your landscape greener? Check out April Anderson’s guide to going green.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Jim Bryant offers an inside look at Argentina’s best vineyards, wines, and food.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Kathy Harrison ushers in the upcoming holidays as only she can do, complete with a recipe.
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In The Garage - Matt Avery: Classic car expert Matt Avery presents the Barrington Bullet, a 1964 Impala.
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Barrington 220 - Dr. Brian Harris: Learn about Barrington 220’s Blueprint 220 and check out each school’s meeting date and time.
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Interview – Jeffrey Westhoff:
Advocate Good Shepherd’s Breast Care Center doctors talk about the latest advancements in breast health and care.
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Designing Barrington Lifestyles

Meet Kerry Briggs of Briggs Design and step inside one of her most recent projects.
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Quintessential Barrington

Barbara L. Benson takes readers back to the home and garden topics of 1890s Barrington. Read now.

Quintessential America

It was an Irish immigrant who largely shaped the American Cut Crystal industry’s Brilliant Era. Learn about what’s trending from antiques expert Gwendolyn Whiston McMurray.
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Quintessential People

Peggy Crawford looks ahead to retirement after 30 years of leading the Barrington Children’s Choir. We take a look back at her remarkable career.
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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 85 in the current issue. Read now.

Author Jim Tomaszek

Local novelist Jim Tomaszek shares his writing insights with Susan McConnell on our regular Dive In page. Read full story.


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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

The Garden Clubs of Illinois Celebrates Its 90th Convention
in March

This event is open to the public.
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QB’s 2017 Medical Guide

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 Sesquicentennial Edition

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