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July 1 race


“Start your Independence Day holiday weekend with a run through the Hills!…or walk, if you prefer!

The Village of Barrington Hills, together with Cuba Township, is hosting its 3rd annual Land We Love Run   on Saturday, July 1st! The 10K run, 5K run/walk or the 2-mile walk will begin at 7:30 AM.

Register today to take advantage of the early bird rate!

Race proceeds will benefit Folds of Honor and the Cuba Township Food Pantry.

Finishers’ medals will be awarded to seven age groups for the 5K and 10K. Additional awards include Best Costume and Most Donated Items for the Food Pantry.” – From the VBH Website

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From the VBHPD at 6:05 PM:

“The Barrington Hills Police Department would like you to be aware of a 5K run occurring tomorrow morning on Brinker Road between County Line and Otis and on Otis Road between Brinker and Old Sutton.

These roadway sections will be closed to through traffic between approximately 8:30 and 11:00 AM. Residents residing in these specific areas will not be restricted from ingress or egress; however, it is advisable to avoid travel during the event, if at all possible.

Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.”

Don’t shoot the messenger for the late notice…

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There will be a charity 5K run or walk tomorrow, May 20th, starting at 9 AM at Presbyterian Church of Barrington, 6 Brinker Road, Barrington Hills. The race will start just east of the church on Brinker Road.

Hosted by the Presbyterian Church of Barrington to benefit the organizations the church supports. $35. (847) 381-0975 or pcbarrington.org.

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HOPE’S IN Co-Founders, Ashley and Courtney, and two Student Volunteers were featured on ABC 7 News Thursday night.

CHICAGO (WLS) — A high school trip has now inspired a years-long passion for two women from Barrington.

“I actually got an internship when I was 16 years old and I was in Guatemala City,” said Courtney McGovern. “Just being there taught me such a huge lesson about how dignified housing is a human right.”

That trip inspired Courtney and her twin sister Ashley to do something. They formed a fundraiser called “Hope’s In Style,” a fashion show.

“I knew after Courtney came back we had to do something,” said Ashley Quigley.

Now, the sisters have a nonprofit called HOPE’S IN, which works to empower families living in Guatemala City.

This weekend, the group is hosting its annual Hope’s In Style fundraiser. You can learn more here, and watch the ABC7 video segment here.

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Super Bowl

In honor of the Super Bowl, Illinois nonprofit Mane in Heaven hosted its own Mini Bowl last week, in which its miniature therapy horses played football.

The all-volunteer organization, which provides animal-assisted therapy, posted a YouTube video of the sporty creatures pushing an inflatable football.

When the miniature horses aren’t “playing football” they provide animal-assisted therapy.Mane in Heaven

The competition took place in their barn in Barrington Hills, while volunteers cheered them on from the sidelines.

Fans were able to virtually view the event, a spin on the Puppy Bowl, and even vote for its MVP.

Mane in Heaven’s animals visits hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, veteran facilities, and schools.

Read more from the New York Post here.

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The Barrington Hills Park District will hold a public hearing this evening at 6:45 PM regarding their, “Combined Budget & Appropriations Ordinance 02-08-2023-01.” As has been the case in previous annual hearings of this type, no, “Budget & Appropriations,” documentation has been provided by the District for taxpayers to review and comment on prior to the hearing.

Since it’s likely some members of the Riding Club and Trainers played a significant role in the drafting of the ordinance, they’ll have copies, and some might even share with those requesting a one (for a nominal fee, of course).

To view what little the District has posted in advance of the hearing, click here.

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Arthur Laffer (Courtesy of Barrington’s White House)

Economist Arthur Laffer, a onetime policy adviser to former presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump, will be the keynote speaker for the sixth annual Barrington Town-Warming on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Laffer is known as the “Father of Supply Side Economics,” as well as the namesake for the “Laffer Curve,” which illustrates the theoretical relationship between rates of taxation and levels of government revenue. In 2019, Laffer was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Laffer will appear virtually at this year’s event, which also will feature in-person panel discussions on the future of energy and the future of our social institutions, including work, family, religion and education. Among those scheduled to appear are WGN radio personality John Williams, Peter Alter, the chief historian at the Chicago History Museum, and poet John Maxwell.

The Barrington Town-Warming is a re-creation of a robust lecture series held in town during the post-Depression era. Since its revival, keynote speakers have included former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin, and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

The theme for this year’s gathering is “Our Own Roaring ’20s: What’s Happening in the Present and What We See for the Future.” It will be held from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the ballroom of Barrington’s White House, with a cocktail reception to follow.

The Town-Warming is a fundraiser for the Barrington Cultural Commission. Tickets are $150 and include continental breakfast, boxed lunch and cocktail reception. Seating is limited. For tickets and information, go to www.barringtonswhitehouse/events.

The presenting sponsor is Northern Trust; audiovisual sponsor is Kim Duchossois.


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Performances of “The Nutcracker” begin tonight

“The Nutcracker”: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Barrington High School, 616 W. Northwest Hwy., Barrington. Barrington Dance Ensemble presents “The Nutcracker.” $25-$35. barringtondance.org.

Barrington Holiday Festival Tree Lighting: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Park Avenue and Cook Street, Barrington. Santa visits and cookies and refreshments from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barrington’s White House, petting zoo, trackless train rides, letters to Santa, holiday music, ornament decorating, tree lighting at 5 p.m., Barrington High School Madrigals and more. barrington-il.gov/visitors/special_events/holiday_events.php or barringtonswhitehouse.com.

Community Holiday Tea: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at Barrington’s White House, 145 W. Main St., Barrington. This 21-and-older holiday afternoon tea features hot tea, scones and finger sandwiches, plus champagne, wine and more. $85. barringtonswhitehouse.com/event/the-inaugural-community-holiday-tea.

ESO Holiday Brass & Percussion: 3-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at St. Anne Catholic Community, 120 Ela St., Barrington. Elgin Symphony Orchestra will kick off the holiday season with a free concert. Reservations at elginsymphony.org.

Crystal Lake Luminaria Walk: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Friday, Dec. 3, at Veteran Acres, 431 N. Walkup, Crystal Lake. Take a stroll along the lighted 0.4-mile pond trail or 1-mile full trail. On Saturday, there will be a campfire, hot cocoa, cookies, Candy Cane Forest and Mrs. Claus. $1 per person, $5 per family donation appreciated. Donations go to nature center education programs. crystallakeparks.org/special-events.

Long Grove Vintage Holidays: Weekends through Dec. 18 in downtown Long Grove. Visit Santa and his elves from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Horse-drawn carriage rides are available on weekends for $15 per person and require reservations. longgrove.org.

Dickens in Dundee-West Dundee: 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in West Dundee. Starts Friday with the lighting of the Christmas tree at 5:45 p.m. and visits with Santa at village hall. Plus, Living Windows, where storefronts on Main Street come to life with portrayals of holiday scenes, horse-drawn carriage rides and a live reindeer display. On Saturday, there’s a petting zoo, treats, kids’ crafts and visits with Santa at Grafelman Park. Inaugural Riverside Parade of Lights at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. dickensindundee.org.

Algonquin Miracle on Main: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, on Main Street, Algonquin. Annual event includes ice sculpting, a visit with Santa’s reindeer, live performances by local groups, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free. algonquin.org/recreation.

Voices in Harmony Sing-Along Messiah: 7-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at First United Methodist Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake. Voices in Harmony with professional soloists, accompanied by a full orchestra made up of professional community musicians. $15-$20; free for kids with a paid adult. encoremusicacademy.org/event/sing-along-messiah/.

Merry Cary Holiday Parade & Festival: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. Parade steps off at 1 p.m. on Wulff Street and ends in downtown on Main Street. Santa visits, petting zoo, pony rides, sleigh rides, carolers, activities, music and more. carygrovechamber.com.

Many more opportunities can be found here.

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Find your way to serve with Signal Hill, NSDAR at the Wreaths Across America Day event on December 17, 2022.

The members of Signal Hill, NSDAR of Barrington, are undertaking their fourth year of sponsorship of Wreaths Across America Day to honor Veterans buried in Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday, December 17, 2022. National Wreaths Across America Day was begun to Remember the fallen, Honor their Service, and Teach children the cost of Freedom.

Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR has been able to provide the wreaths through solicitation of group and individual sponsors. Unfortunately, several local area Veterans’ groups are no longer able to support this mission due to dwindling memberships.

Sadly, there are never fewer Veterans to honor. More than 750 Veterans’ graves have now been identified at Evergreen, and, while we are well on our way to providing wreaths for each grave that has been identified, we are reaching out to the general community to help reach this goal. You may contribute to this remembrance by visiting www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/ILEGCA for donation guidance.

Should you have a family member who is interred at Evergreen, you may make a designated grave contribution, and may personally place your grave-specific wreath prior to the general distribution by citizen volunteers. If you are unable to attend, a Signal Hill chapter member would be honored to place the wreath in your stead.

With your generosity, any donations exceeding this year’s goal will carry over to 2023, so your gift will always benefit this annual remembrance at Evergreen Cemetery.

Donations are not required to participate in the laying of wreaths; if you wish to participate in the event, please register at www.WreathsAcrossAmerica.org/ILEGCA.

A brief memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Evergreen Cemetery, 610 South Dundee Avenue in Barrington, beginning at noon. Afterward, attendee volunteers will be guided to place wreaths on those graves identified as Veterans, ranging from the Civil War to present day service. The event will be held rain, snow, or shine, until all Veterans have been honored. State and local COVID19 protocols will be observed on that date, if necessary.

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Michelle Maison, Matt Wilkens PHOTOGRAPHY BY IAN MCLEOD

Supporters of the Barrington Area Conservation Trust (BACT) gathered with friends and family to enjoy an afternoon of bagpipes, kilts, live music, and highland games at BACT’s Tartans for the Trust Concert at Christina Cressey’s beautiful Cresswood Farm on September 24. Young and old alike enjoyed fantastic live music by the band Murley and local favorite Pat McKillen from elaborately appointed sponsor tents and festive Ravinia-style picnic blankets. Children enjoyed Highland-themed games and played beneath centuries old oaks, overlooking a conservation area. The live auction winner for the day Chieftain Betsy Bramsen and her guests won a tour of Barrington in a stunning Tantivy Coach courtesy of the Stephenson Family and Tudor Oaks Farm. The BACT is devoted to preserving our community’s rare and exceptional open spaces for current and future generations.

View photos from the event here.

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