ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Quintessential Barrington covers many of the extraordinary charitable efforts and events of our generous community in the annual philanthropy issue.

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Featured in About Town:
We open with an iconic image by Susan McConnell from ChristKindl Fest. Read Now.

Open Spaces - April Anderson:
Technology and nature come together in Barrington.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Blissful Bolgheri is Jim’s newest wine adventure!
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison:  Kathy interviews the owners of Wild Asparagus catering. Read Now (pdf).

In The Garage:  A Maserati may be in your future! Take a test drive in QB! Read Now.

Barrington 220 - Dr. Brian Harris:  Barrington District 220 shines all the way to the White House. Read Now.

Community - BACF Donor Dinner: The Barrington Area Community Foundation delights donors with the help of BYDE dancers who perform scenes from “The Nutcracker”.
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BraveHearts brings real healing and joy to wounded veterans and people with special needs. Check out its fall fundraiser in Barrington Hills. Read now.

Quintessential America

The Prairie Pilgrims migrated from the East to settle Barrington in the 1830s. Read about their unique sojourn by David Rutter.
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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 59 in the current issue. Read now.


The Garden Club of Barrington presents its delightful “Seasons at Our Table” – A Holiday Luncheon and Benefit.
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The 2015 Faces of Philanthropy

We’ve just passed through the most generous time of year with the 2014 holiday season. There’s thoughtful gift giving and a host of 4th quarter galas to raise funds for the nonprofit sector. But for the people who make a world of difference to those in need, the real work of 2015 is just getting started. We invited a handful of the nearly 200 charities and philanthropists operating in our area to show the wide range of services that exist. Join us in applauding them for all they do. Read full story.

  Sesquicentennial Edition

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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.
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Alternative Schools Event on January 26


Alternative school representatives are (from left) Kathy Wenz, homeschool consultant, Lisa PeÑa-Tlapa of Creative Learning Montessori School, and Edith deCastro of DaVinci Waldorf school.
(Not pictured: Dawn Kapka of
Saint Anne School.)

Public education has changed since today’s parents were in school: class sizes used to be smaller, and teachers were able to teach from their passion and heart, and not so much for standardized tests.
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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital