Our community learned about the sudden passing of Barrington's iconic Catlow Theater owner, Roberta Rapata, over the weekend. Check our Facebook page for service details happening this week. Remember Roberta Rapata here, with QB's cover story from a past issue. Read here.

ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Biltmore Country Club recently held a 1920s themed gala to look back at its 90-year history. Meet Biltmore’s club members and others who help make Barrington a great place to live, work, and play. In QB’s summer issue you’ll meet lifelong Barrington resident Freddie Pederson, our Quintessential Person. Read about student leader and Boy Scout Ian McKeirnan who recently traveled across the globe to save lives. Barrington residents are taking the lead on sustainability and we have those stories here. Enjoy!

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Featured in About Town:
Check out the QB Calendar for events and activities through summer and beyond. Don’t miss details on Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital’s Silver & Gold Friendship Gala on October 8.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
April Anderson takes a look at family camping through the eyes of a Barrington family, as well as offers tips on camping resources and classes.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: Jim Bryant offers the final article on his travels through Rhône Valley including talk on great wines, food, and company.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: Kathy Harrison tackles the tricky tian in her latest story. Many of the ingredients in her recipe can be picked up at the local Barrington Farmer’s Market.
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In The Garage - George Hanley: George Hanley recounts a father and son car restoration project that’s sure to delight QB readers.
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Barrington 220 - Lisa Stamos: Our visit with Barrington 220 Superintendent Dr. Brian Harris covers the topic of blended learning and its benefits.
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Community - Melanie Kalmar:
Meet Barrington area builders who are helping the families of our fallen soldiers.
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Community - Lisa Stamos:
Barrington Youth & Family Services hosts its Black and White Bash fundraiser.
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Community - Ariel Majewski:
BBarrington’s first sustainability forum discussed the surprising benefits of rethinking how we invest, encourage employee health, drive to work, and preserve local land.
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Community - Lisa Stamos:
The largest capital campaign in Barrington’s history is coming to a close. Hear from Barbara and Paul Hills who have led the charge and invite you to celebrate at the gala they are chairing this fall. 
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Quintessential Barrington

Barbara L. Benson revisits Barrington’s greatest 20th century literary figure, Olive Beaupré Miller and Green Meadow Farm.
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Quintessential Person

Called Barrington’s “Grande Dame” by those who know her best, Quintessential Person honoree Freddie Pederson shares her story. Her friends and colleagues also share stories about the impact she’s had on the community.
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About Town

For more information on what's happening around Barrington with events and the latest news, read About Town, which starts on page 73 in the current issue. Read now.

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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.

Annie Haeger
Goes for Olympic Gold

Wisconsin Native Annie Haeger has made it to the top of women's sailing in the United States and abroad. Now her sails are set for Olympic gold at the 2016 Rio Games.
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Barrington White House Performances

There’s plenty of arts and culture in town through the summer and fall. Check out what’s happening at Barrington’s White House, meet a new artist in town, and hear about the Barrington 220 student jazz bands.
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 Sesquicentennial Edition

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QB's Special Sesquicentennial Edition is available for purchase. This 232-page comprehensive publication about the Barrington and its neighboring villages has more than 400 images to enjoy. Feedback is highly positive. Don’t miss your chance to own one or more copies for you and your family. ($10 each.)


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