ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Congratulations to Margaret McSweeney for being inducted into the TASTE AWARDS Hall of Fame on March 9. We caught up with Margaret before her trip to LA to receive this prestigious award and we’ll do a follow-up in our next issue on the event. In the Our Town series, we feature South Barrington and its colorful beginnings. Enjoy our home and garden issue! Read: Features and Quintessential.

Calendar and About Town
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“Prince of Tides” features Guy Courtney
whose mission is to replant the world’s coral reefs. Read here.

Guest Essay

Barrington  charity leaders Lauren and JP Hills

Barrington charity leaders Lauren and JP Hills cover Barrington Giving Day.
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Elgin Academy’s J-Class

Elgin Academy’s J-Class gives students real adventures in education.
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Sojourn with Dominic Green

Join quintessential traveler Dominic Green on his trip to Norway where he swam with orca in their natural habitat. Read Now.

From Our Contributors

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Saint Anne Cardinals Are Conference Champs! This powerhouse team had played basketball together since the 5th grade. Congrats to the team and their coaches! Read Now.

Sesquicentennial Edition

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QB's Annual Medical Guide

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medical and dental community
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