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The Barrington Hills Park District has announced the purchase of 35 trees which will benefit the community for many years to come.

The following native trees were acquired through Citizens for Conservation’s spring and fall plant sales:

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Celebrate under a full harvest moon at Citizens for Conservation’s Ignite the Night.

The event will feature live music, food, stargazing, flashlight walks for kids, a raffle, horse-drawn wagon rides and will be capped off by a spectacular bonfire. Ignite the Night will be held from 5 to 10 PM on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Spring Creek Forest Preserve and the Barrington Hills Park District, 361 Bateman Road, Barrington Hills.

The evening will include a cookout dinner; beer, wine and soft drinks and music by Beamish. Attendees will also have the chance to view the night sky, stars and planets with professional-grade telescopes.

Tickets are $50 in advance and $65 after Friday, Sept. 13, for adults; $25 for teens through age 20, and $12 for children 12 and younger. Online ordering is available on CFC’s website.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, call Ginger Underwood at 847.331.3568 or ttonkajo@yahoo.com

Ignite the Night aims to be a zero-waste event, and Mindful Waste will assist in making sure all packaging is compostable, recyclable or reusable. Mindful Waste volunteers will be on hand to educate and help with the sorting process. CFC’s goal is divert as much material from the landfill as possible.

All proceeds from this event will support Citizens for Conservation. Supporters of the event include the Forest Preserves of Cook County and the Barrington Hills Park District.

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The Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse Trials run today though Sunday at the Barrington Hills Park District located at 361 Bateman Road.

For more information, click here.

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Illinois’ law banning driving and texting is now five years old, and drivers caught violating it will face a stiffer penalty as of July 1.

Scofflaws who text, talk or use any hand-held devices behind the wheel will receive a ticket for a moving violation. Three moving violations in a 12-month period will lead to a license suspension.

Lawmakers tightened the law in 2018, removing a provision giving first-time offenders a free pass.

The tougher stance reverts back to what Secretary of State Jesse White “wanted in the original bill, and it was negotiated down,” spokesman Dave Druker said. “There was a lot of feeling it was a little harsh.”

Being nice, however, wasn’t working, authorities found. White and Illinois State Police “felt it wasn’t making a dent,” said Elgin Democratic Sen. Christina Castro, who sponsored the change.

Read more here.

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All riders welcome. The clinic is held at the Barrington Hills Park District’s Riding Center.

Mike Henaghan is a horseman, horse trainer and instructor focusing on the basics of flatwork and using jumping exercises that educate and challenge riders. Mike makes a point of personal responsibility, encouraging each rider to “get the job done” with his signature discipline and good temperament.

For more information on the event, click here.

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The Barrington Hills Park District issued the following statement to residents last evening via email: “The Riding Center will be closed on Friday at Noon through Sunday for the Fox River Vally Pony Club’s annual Mini Event and Combined Test. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.”

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The Barrington Hills Park District announced earlier today that the indoor riding arena will be closed to the public this Saturday and Sunday, May 4th and 5th, from the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM for a, “Brad Andrews Horsemanship Clinic.”

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