ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Jessica and Mark Hoffmann invited us to visit them at home in the countryside of Barrington Hills, where we learned about their exciting adventure of bringing a Moretti’s Restaurant to downtown Barrington. QB also covers the exciting Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation fundraiser at the Heidner’s home and shares news from the growing organization. Enjoy a fun food journey with Margaret McSweeney, the founder of Kitchen Chat, as she talks about her greatest influence. There’s much more ahead in the pages of our July/August issue.

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Barrington’s White House

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Barrington’s White House has a new mission—long-term preservation of the newly renovated community and cultural center through a nonprofit capital reserve fund. The Friends of Barrington’s White House Board of Directors and major donors invite you to learn more in this feature.

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Quintessential Barrington

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Historian Barbara L. Benson takes you back to the fun and frisky summer of Barrington’s days gone by.

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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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Featured in About Town:
Back to Back State Champs! On June 2, 2018, the Barrington Fillies Girls Soccer team entered the Barrington High School record books by becoming the first athletic team in the school’s 100-plus-year history to win two state championships in any sport—and they did it back-to-back in 2017 and 2018. Check it out in About Town!
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Shine on Tom Yorton! Meet Barrington’s expert who helps quiet leaders find the best ways to leverage their personal communication style and be heard. The former Second City exec talks about his new company and its vision.
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Open Spaces:
Permaculture is in! April Anderson offers tips and insight on how permaculture takes gardening to the next level.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Wine expert Jim Bryant recounts his week of feasts and some memorable moments at Poderi Aldo Conterno.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Kathy Harrison shares her hilarious flight from L.A. to Chicago and a recipe for “amber waves of grain”.
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New in Town: Missing the old-fashioned penny candy store of yesteryear? Or just hungry for some remarkable new popcorn flavors and homemade fudge? Visit The Popcorn Cart in QB, and pop in the new store at The Arboretum of South Barrington.
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QB's Annual Medical Guide

The best of Barrington’s medical community share information
about state of the art medicine
and dentistry.

Breast Cancer: A Team Approach – Dr. Stephen Madry

The Most Effective Treatments for Back, Spine, and Neck Pain including Stem Cell Therapy – Illinois Pain Institute

Accelerated Dentistry for Busy Lifestyles – Dr. Thomas Jackson

What Is PRP and How Does It Work? – Dr. Michael Gitelis/Gitelis Orthopedics

Your Skin Solutions-Thinking Outside the Box – Dr. Michael Bukhalo/Arlington Dermatology

Women Are Calling It Life Changing – Dr. Randy Zimmerman/OB-GYN

Top 5 Questions to Ask After a Hospital Stay – Ron Benner, Alden Estates Network

Hand Rejuvenation – Dr. Raymond Metz, Jr./Core Orthopedics

Pilates and Physical Fitness: An Integrated Approach to Health and Fitness – Kate Strozak/Advocate Good Shepherd Health & Fitness Center

Comprehensive Care and Treatment for Women’s Neurological Needs – Dr. Manisha Sahay/Northwest Neurology

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Continues Commitment to Community

IBJI Offers Same Day Orthopedic Care – Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and Lake Cook Orthopedics

Sesquicentennial Edition

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