ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Enjoy QB’s heartwarming holiday stories, including several exclusives. Don’t miss our Special Merchant Advertising Section that showcases events and things to do in town and the shops to visit throughout this holiday season!

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Special Holiday Section:
QB’s special holiday section includes all the calendar details and events you’ll want to know about for the holidays. Check out our local advertisers whose shops are filled with great gifts and holiday décor. View PDF

Featured in About Town:
QB’s regular calendar of events and many local stories await you in About Town.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
Did you know it’s the International Year of Soil? April Anderson takes a look at this most important life building block.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Jim Bryant takes us to the Northern Rhône (Part 1) to learn about wine producer E. Guigal and more.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Turn your apple pie upside-down with Kathy Harrison’s fall harvest recipe for the holidays.
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In The Garage - Lisa Stamos: BHS alumnus Bruce Dietzen has made the greenest car on the planet. Find out what it’s made of and why that matters.
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Barrington 220 - Dr. Brian Harris: "To sleep, or to sleep longer, that is the question discussed with Dr. Brian Harris, as Barrington 220 takes a look at later start times for teens.
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Community - The Lake Barrington Shores Run and the Grove School Carnival are featured in our Community pages.
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Barrington Horse Country™

Step out onto the polo field with QB from the recent LeCompte/Kalaway Cup Polo Matches. Also, see the Blessing of the Hounds and horses and riders head off for the October Hunt. Read now.

Quintessential Person

Jennifer McAndrews brings the true meaning of the holidays to others all year long.
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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 91 in the current issue. Read now.


The “USS Illinois” submarine was christened in Groton, Conn. in October. Enjoy photos sent back home from the Barrington Commissioning Committee members and their families who attended. View Snapshots.

Smooth Moves

Imagine a recently married Barrington couple partnering with a foreign country on a new product launch, attracting 42,000 Facebook followers who want to keep tabs, and traveling the world to share their personal love and passion—for rum, that is. Meet entrepreneurs Liz and Basil DeStefano of Tiburón Rum.
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PHD Resale Boutique Christmas
Open House

Kick off your holiday shopping season at PHD’s Resale Boutique Christmas Open House on Sat., Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop our great collection of clothing, accessories, housewares, and furniture at incredible prices! Purchases help PHD provide services to women and families struggling with issues related to pregnancy or parenting. Help support PHD’s Motivate Prevention Programs. The PHD Resale Boutique is located at 140 W. Northwest Hwy. in Palatine. For more information call 847-991-1770.


Highgate Motors of Barrington


Sesquicentennial Edition

Copies Now Available

QB's Special Sesquicentennial Edition is available for purchase. This 232-page comprehensive publication about the 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.)


Village Hall
(8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Public Safety Building
(8 a.m. to 11 p.m.)