ABOUT THIS ISSUE: QB magazine is the one place you can find the latest happenings and news in the Barrington area. Our 2016 holiday issue brings you plenty of Good Tidings from across our Barrington area communities.

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Featured in About Town:
Check out the QB Calendar for events and activities this holiday season and beyond along with local news.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
April Anderson pays homage to nut trees that are native to the Barrington area.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Jim Bryant offers a wide variety of “his picks” for red wines that are great value buys.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Kathy Harrison shares a personal story about her Jewish Apple Cake recipe.
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In The Garage - George Hanley: QB introduces Matt Avery, a classic car aficionado and expert, who in this issue covers a Barrington little red corvette. George Hanley of Highgate Motors takes his daughter and her friends off-roading for some quality time.
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Barrington 220 - Lisa Stamos: Barrington 220 earns Blue Ribbons Awards. Read what Dr. Brian Harris shares about the awards, and other news and homecoming updates.
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Interview – Larry Schrof:
Former Facebook employee and now coding educator Larry Schrof gives you an inside look at what it was like to work for “Zuck”, and shares details on his exciting new business in Barrington.
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QB Exclusive! Barn of Barrington Antique Auction

On November 12, Donley Auctions (in Union, Ill.) will auction the Barn of Barrington’s European and American antiques and architectural artifacts to the public. The once iconic establishment was the pride of Barrington and was the go-to for wedding receptions and much more. Read QB’s exclusive feature here to learn more.
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Quintessential Barrington

Barbara L. Benson introduces you to “The Most Famous Pony in the World” in our backpage essay. Read now.

Quintessential America

Yes, there really is Santa, and he makes his year-round holiday home in Barrington’s backyard. 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 55 in the current issue. Read now.

LeCompte/Kalaway Trail Owners Cup Matches Delight

The 12th annual LeCompte/Kalaway Trail Owners Cup matches were held to the delight of thousands of guests. Check out our five-page feature on this always fun and exciting public event.
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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.

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Snow Much Fun!
Holiday Guide

Shop Barrington with this local gift guide, complete with coupons. Also inside are holiday events for the whole family.
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 Sesquicentennial Edition

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