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Cool Car Show

The Cool Car Show on Saturday and Sunday is part of the annual Dundee Heritage Fest in downtown East and West Dundee. – John Starks | Staff Photographer, 2017

Goebbert’s Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Monday, Oct. 31, at Goebbert’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard, 40 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington. Animals, mazes, wagon rides, pig races and more. Tickets are $18 on weekdays, $22 on weekends and holidays; $12 seniors; free for kids 2 and younger. goebbertspumpkinpatch.com.

Richardson Adventure Farm corn maze: 3-9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, through Oct. 30, at Richardson Adventure Farm, 909 English Prairie Road, Spring Grove. The maze features 10.3 miles of trails across 28 acres. This year’s maze celebrates the history of James Bond and includes a 10-minute option (left turns only) and a 1.5-hour option. Also features a 50-foot observation tower, train rides, a carousel, wagon rides, a zip line, 150- and 100-foot slides, Zorbing, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, pedal kart tracks, live music on weekends, a kiddie play area, jumping pillows, pig races, air cannons, a paintball shooting gallery, a craft beer tent, food trucks and 13 acres of sunflowers. $18, $16 for kids 3-12, and free for kids 2 and younger. richardsonfarm.com.

Rotary Club of Palatine Oktoberfest: 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, Sept. 16; noon to midnight Saturday, Sept. 17; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Slade and Smith streets, Palatine. Authentic German food, beer and live entertainment. Highlights include a traditional keg-rolling ceremony to kick off Oktoberfest at 5 p.m. Friday. Family Day activities on Saturday afternoon. Music from The Polkaholics at 9 p.m. Friday, Phenix at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3:15 p.m. Sunday. palatinerotary.com/Oktoberfest.php.

Dundee Heritage Fest: 6-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in downtown East and West Dundee. Annual festival with food and drinks, 5K at 8 a.m. Saturday; arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday along the riverwalk; Cool Car Show from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along South 2nd Street; baggo tournament at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Grafelman Park; kids’ activities; and Dundee Lions pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Sunday. Music stage downtown: The Student Body from 6-8 p.m. and Madison County from 9-11 p.m. Friday; Bishop Super Band from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Brandon Reisdorf Quartet from 3-4 p.m., The Sofa Kings from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and Hi Infidelity from 9-11 p.m. Saturday; and Starlites jazz combo from 8-9 a.m., Guy Meets Girl from 10-11 a.m., Doc Diamond from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Controlled Burn from 1-2:30 p.m. and The Lennys from 3-5 p.m. Sunday. wdundeeheritagefest.org.

Dundee Lions Heritage Fest 5K: 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Chip-timed 5K run and 1.6-mile walk from West Dundee south along the Fox River and returning to East Dundee. Proceeds support local charities and businesses, as well as fulfilling eyeglass needs for children in Community Unit District 300. $45 the day of. facebook.com/lionsheritagefest5k.

Heritage Fest Art & Craft Show: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue, West Dundee. The show features approximately 90 artisans offering art in a variety of media, including jewelry, floral, apparel, stained glass, fabric sculpture, paper crafts, metal art, primitive wood, soup and dip mixes, honey products, soap, tie-dye and baby items. artoftheheartland.com/heritagefest.html.

Hooved Animal Humane Society Fall Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Hooved Animal Humane Society, 10804 McConnell Road, Woodstock. Features Dave Dalton and friends of the Woodstock School of Music, as well as Equestrian Drill Teams Stateline Spitfires and Stateline Hotshots Rodeo Team, plus the Millers Petting Zoo and other family activities. Suggested donation: $10. hahs.org.

Fall Caboose Days: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Fox River Trolley Museum, off Route 31, South Elgin. Ride with the conductor in the Big Red Caboose or with the engineer in the locomotive. $5-$8. foxtrolley.org/special-events.

Motor Monday: 5 p.m. to dusk Monday, Sept. 19, at The Depot, 319 N. River St., East Dundee. Family-friendly cruise night with music, food and drinks. Open to cars and trucks, all makes and models. Free. eastdundee.net.

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Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach holds an American flag after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Wambach, the leading career scorer, male or female, in international soccer, announced her retirement from soccer shortly after the win. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach will kick off the Fall 2022 season of Barrington’s Courageous Conversations series when she speaks Wednesday at Barrington High School.

Wambach, a two-time Olympic gold medalist FIFA World Cup champion and New York Times bestselling author, will speak beginning at 7 p.m. in the school’s Richard Johnson Auditorium, 616 W. Main St. in Barrington.

Tickets are $25 for adults, free for students and can be purchased at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=135263.

This evening is presented by Courageous Community, which has convened more than a thousand community members over the last three years for conversations exploring how to foster greater inclusion and belonging.

This event is presented in partnership with BStrong Together, the Barrington Area Library, Barrington 220 Educational Foundation and Barrington Community Unit School District 220, and made possible thanks to generous support from Jessica and Dominic Green.

Proceeds from ticket sales will be directed to the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation for diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives within the school district.

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The 3rd Thursdays Art Night Out series at Barrington’s White House features a local artist exhibition with works for sale, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. On Sept. 15, enjoy a curated collection from nationally acclaimed and Chicago-based artists from the Oil Painters of America, including Susan Plough, whose work is pictured here. – Courtesy of Village of Barrington

Submitted by village of Barrington

Over a year ago, Barrington’s White House and the Barrington Cultural Commission embarked upon several community “Listening Sessions” to hear more about the types of events residents would like to see at Barrington’s White House.

Its 2022–23 season reflects the input received — a wider variety of fine art and musical ensembles, as well as humanities events that will challenge attendees to learn, grow and understand.

This season also boasts free admission for patrons ages 18 and younger with a paid adult ticket. Visit barringtonswhitehouse.com/events for tickets, registration and additional information.

‘Astor Piazzolla @100’

The fall season of cultural events launches on Sunday, Sept. 11, with multi-Grammy Award nominee and world-renowned violinist Philippe Quint and accompanist Jun Cho. In “Astor Piazzolla @100,” Quint celebrates the 100th birthday of Argentinian composer and tango master Astor Piazzolla with a recital and multimedia presentation of Piazzolla’s work.

Artist exhibitions

The 3rd Thursdays Art Night Out series features a local artist exhibition with works for sale, complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. The event is free and happens every 3rd Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

Enjoy a curated collection from nationally acclaimed and Chicago-based artists from the Oil Painters of America on Sept. 15. Artists featured include Susan Plough, J. Russell Wells and Stuart Fullerton.

Painter Anita Maher and jewelry artist Lynn Rushing will present their joint exhibition on Oct. 20.

On Nov. 17, friends Judy Skulborstad, an impressionist artist, and Barb Rydz Ross, an abstract artist, will showcase a selection of interpretations of a similar subject/theme using their unique approaches.

Just as the artists of Paris have done for hundreds of years, local artists will paint “Plein Air” (outdoors in the open air) in Barrington from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8. Come into town to watch more than 30 artists from across the Chicago area as they paint local landmarks during the week. Then, meet the artists in person on Saturday, Oct. 8, as they receive their awards, as well as showcase and sell their newly created pieces at the reception that evening.

Grammy Award-winning Third Coast Percussion became the first percussion group to win in a chamber music category. Come see them play live in the intimate 3rd floor ballroom on Sunday, Oct. 16. This event will be presented in-person and virtually.


Professional storytellers Jim May and Megan Wells will join a group of local storytellers to entertain the audience on Friday, Oct. 21, with Halloween-inspired, adult-focused tales in the style of the Moth Radio Hour.

Jim is the artistic director of the Spring Grove Storytelling festival, known for its family-friendly, hilarious shows. Megan is a nationally recognized storyteller and will assist our local storytellers in preparing their spooky tales. This event will be presented in-person and virtually.

‘Stories of Survival’

This fall, Barrington’s White House is pleased to present an extraordinary collaboration with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, made possible by partners Northern Trust and Kimberly Duchossois. “Stories of Survival” is a free, two-week exhibit and slate of events that showcases stories from the Holocaust and other genocides. This exhibit runs Oct. 25-Nov. 6.

One of the featured events in the series is an “Interview with Sam Harris,” local survivor of the Holocaust, on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Harris, one of the youngest recorded survivors of the concentration camps during the Holocaust, will sit down with Barrington resident and Courageous Conversations leader Jessica Green for an intimately personal interview that is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Harris will discuss his book, “Sammy, Child Survivor of the Holocaust.” This event will be presented in-person and virtually.

The “Stories of Survival” series is centered around an extremely powerful exhibit by the same name that features photographs and images of more than 36 personal artifacts brought to America as families fled persecution and war.

It includes moving stories of Chicago area survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides, as told through their everyday, personal belongings.

The exhibit allows the viewer to walk in a survivor’s shoes and experience, through their eyes, the strength and courage that was required to survive genocidal atrocities.

Visit barringtonswhitehouse.com/storiesofsurvival for information regarding hours of operation and auxiliary events.

Halloween concert

Get into the spooky spirit of Halloween Oct. 29 with a family-friendly chamber music concert from the Elgin Symphony Orchestra String Quartet. Through the generosity of the Barrington Area Community Foundation, this concert features chamber music players telling “stories” through Halloween-themed classical music in a way that makes the music relatable for audiences of all ages.

Courageous Conversations

Over the last three years, more than 1,000 people have gathered for Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House (and virtually) to learn and practice how to foster greater inclusion and belonging in our communities. Join them on Nov. 1, Dec. 14 and Jan. 11 as they explore how to nourish a culture of belonging.

Holiday offerings

Barrington’s White House has yearly holiday traditions, including the Holiday Open House and Visits with Santa on Dec. 3, a holiday concert with Bella Voce Camerata on Dec. 11 (presented in-person and virtually) and the Community Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long with Nancie Tobison on Dec. 18.

Start a new holiday tradition with the Inaugural Community Holiday Tea on Sunday, Dec. 4. Join for a city-inspired, sophisticated, adults-only afternoon tea with traditional offerings such as hot tea, scones, and finger sandwiches, as well as champagne, wine and more.

There is something for everyone at Barrington’s White House. Tickets and registration for all events can be found at barringtonswhitehouse.com/events.

Barrington’s White House is at 145 W. Main St., in the heart of downtown Barrington. Cultural programming at Barrington’s White House is underwritten, in part, by generous sponsors.

For information, call (224) 512-4066 or go to barringtonswhitehouse.com.

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Last week the following was posted to the Village website:

Folds Of Honor 2022

“On Monday, August 29, 2022, Folds of Honor Chicago hosted its annual Barrington Patriot Golf Day at which Barrington Hills’ Trustee Colleen Konicek Hannigan and Cuba Township Supervisor Chris Karam, presented the proceeds raised from July’s 5K/10K The Land We Love Run which kicked off the Independence Day holiday weekend.

Registration proceeds, together with supporter donations, made possible a donation of $7,526.49 for Folds of Honor, a non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or have been disabled while serving in the US Armed Forces.

‘We are so grateful to our military and their families for all the sacrifices they make on behalf of our country. It was our privilege to be able to give back to them in some small way.

Thank you to all who participated and contributed to this effort’

Colleen Konicek Hannigan

You, too, can make a difference! Mark your calendar to participate in next year’s 5K/10K The Land We Love Run July 2023!

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Plant native trees and shrubs to help create bird, pollinator, and wildlife habitat. CFC’s 25th annual Fall Native Tree & Shrub Sale is here! Online ordering is available throughout September.

For details, click here.

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After finding homes earlier this month for 91 beagles rescued from a Virginia breeding and research facility, Anderson Humane is going back the first week of September to pick up 75 more. (Rick West | Staff Photographer)

Another batch of beguiling beagles is headed to South Elgin.

After finding homes earlier this month for 91 beagles rescued from a breeding and research facility in Virginia, Anderson Humane is going back the first week of September to pick up 75 more.

“We just had such great success with this last batch,” said Dean Daubert, Anderson Humane’s chief operations officer. “When we were asked to take more, it was a no-brainer.”

Roughly 4,000 beagles were rescued in late July by the Humane Society of the United States from Envigo, a breeding and research facility in Virginia. A federal judge had approved the rescue after U.S. Department of Agriculture officials found dozens of federal regulation violations that resulted in dogs being ill, injured and underfed, and in some cases, dying.

Three cargo vans from Anderson arrived at the facility on Aug. 8 carrying 91 male beagles 6 to 18 months old. The dogs, which never had been in a vehicle or even stepped on grass until they got to the shelter, arrived in surprisingly good spirits.

“They were so good, and they were so adoptable,” Daubert said. “There was a little bit of shyness and timidness at first, but still a desire to interact with people. We’ve heard some great stories from our fosters that they got over that stuff pretty quick.”

For more information on fostering or adopting a pet, visit ahconnects.org/beagles or call (847) 697-2880.

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Repeat Village volunteers this year included Dr. Frank Konicek, Board of Health Chair (squatting at far left), Mike Hannigan (standing directly behind Frank), Marimarie Konicek (far right) and Colleen Konicek Hannigan, Trustee/President Pro-Tem (right of Marimarie).

“After an incredible two weeks, HOPE’S IN was able to bring two teams to Guatemala City to work alongside families and Potters House to complete our 50th home. We estimate that, as an organization, we have provided dignified, sturdy housing for 300 people! 

Thank you to everyone who has generously supported our mission to empower families living in Guatemala and help develop the next generation of humanitarian leaders.


The Barrington Community Honored

The 50th home was dedicated in honor of the Barrington Community. We couldn’t have done it without the help of our hometown! We are so grateful for the generosity the community has shared with us over the past ten years. HOPE’S IN is so excited to continue making an impact in Guatemala.

Over 500 volunteers have participated in our Service Learning Exchange to Guatemala to help build the homes, run medical clinics, and train local health professionals. We encourage all our volunteers to continue sharpening their humanitarian leadership by getting involved with service in their hometowns. We hope TEAM HOPE can continue to give back to the community that has given us so much. Barrington, thank you!”

To learn more, visit HOPE’S IN.

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Barrington Hills First Lady and Village of Lakemoor Building Permit Coordinator, Stephanie Cecola, was seen running at the start of the 2nd annual, “The Land We Love Run,” earlier this month.

The Summer 2022 edition of the Village Newsletter was recently released. Topics covered include:

  • President’s letter
  • 2nd Annual “The Land We Love Run” recap*
  • Horizon Farm public meeting
  • Tornado preparation tips
  • Donlea Road drainage update
  • Crime prevention, and
  • Pointers on whether permits are required for landscaping or earth moving

A copy can be viewed and downloaded here.

* Event participant results (no First Lady listed??), by category, can be found here.

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Lili Miller

Barrington Hills resident Lili Miller crossing the finish line. (Courtesy of Village of Barrington Hills)

Village of Barrington Hills

Saturday, July 2, 2022, kicked off the Independence Day Holiday weekend with the Village of Barrington Hills’ and Cuba Township’s 2nd annual The Land We Love Run. Added this year to the 5K walk/run, were a two-mile walk and a 10K run. All proceeds from this year’s race benefitted Folds of Honor, a national organization with a local presence that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.

Participants came from as far as Arizona and California and from “neighboring” suburbs as far as Frankfort, Illinois. Of course, many residents from the Barrington Area participated with their families and their invited guests.

“We missed it last year so we made it a point to be here this year,” shared Lili Miller of Barrington Hills whose entire family ran in the 5K and also medaled! She placed second in her category, and her son, Ryan, placed first in his.

Registrants this year totaled 120 participants, nearly tripling from last year’s inaugural race. Coupled with volunteer and supporter donations, The Land We Love Run generated proceeds of over $7,000 to benefit Folds of Honor.

Barrington Hills resident, Marine Corps Veteran, and Folds of Honor board member, Bill Schey, was in attendance in which he explained how and where donations are used and thanked everyone for their support.

Folds of Honor sponsored the tent and donated their insignia lapel pins and challenge coins for the participants. To learn more about this organization or to make a donation, visit chicago.foldsofhonor.org.

Awards were given to the first, second, and third-place finishers in each category for the 2-mile walk, 5K walk/run, and the 10K run, as well as those that placed in the overall results.

One special category that was not included in the timed results was Most Patriotic Costume. There was one group that stood out making it a difficult decision as to which individual should be awarded. It was decided the entire group should be recognized and so they were! Congratulations to all!

For the full list of race results, visit www.racetime.info/results/2022-results/2022-07-results/.

Photos are available at VBHIL.gov/

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Catchpenny Shoppe in Downtown Barrington (Courtesy of Jan Dahm)

By Patricia Hogan

The Catchpenny Resale Shoppe at 118 E. Main Street, Barrington, sponsored by the Volunteer Auxiliary of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, is celebrating its 50th anniversary at its current location. Come join in the fun, refreshments and featured sales Tuesday, July 26, through Saturday, July 30, 10 AM to 4 PM.

Catchpenny proceeds are returned to the hospital through healthcare scholarships, patient comfort items and hospital clinical enhancements that improve patient care. Run day to day by volunteers who look forward to giving back to their community, the shoppe features gently used clothing, accessories, jewelry, books and smaller houseware items.

For more information and questions regarding donations please visit catchpennyresaleshoppe.com.

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