ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Cynthia Rowley leads our Made in Barrington issue which features local artisans and their products. We visited with Barrington’s famous international designer at her studio in New York City and brought back an interview for you to enjoy. Don’t miss the chance to meet her on June 1 or 2 at Barrington’s White House. Tickets for all events are available now at www.BarringtonsWhiteHouse. com.

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Barrington’s foremost historian, Barbara L. Benson, recalls Barrington’s earliest makers whose milk and cheeses helped feed Chicago.

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Still trying to figure out what your grandma’s sterling silver pieces are used for? Check out Gwendolyn Whiston McMurray’s Guide to Antique Silverware.

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Featured in About Town:
The best Barrington area events are showcased throughout our About Town section. Find out what’s happening in May, June, and the Fourth of July week. Don’t miss the June 15 & 16 UNDER THE BIG TOP family event, the perfect outing for you and your children.
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Congratulations to Samaritan Counseling Center which celebrates its 10th anniversary. Hear from its Executive Director Rev. Jeanne Hanson about how to make positive changes in your life.
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Open Spaces:
Citizen Science takes wing! Naturalist April Anderson talks about our undeclared war on insects and what that means to us. Wendy Paulson acquaints you with the Baltimore Oriole for the spring season. Barrington Hills Farm and its partnership with HARPS is a natural.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Wine expert Jim Bryant shares his recent trip to Barolo country and its wineries.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Kathy Harrison shares a personal story about her parents and the special pie legacy she remembers them by.
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On The Market: Rob Morrison and his team share their expert tips to make the most of your home improvement projects.
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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

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