Relay for Life of Barrington
Joanne Dalessandro, co-chairwoman of Relay for Life of Barrington has challenged BACOG member villages to participate in a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society on June 10, 2011. Each village will field teams of adults and children to relay around the Barrington High School Community Stadium to raise money for this event. Barrington’s biggest birthday party, as it will be known, will be a night to remember. Kim Duchossois has gotten her team together, the “Cupcake Cuties.” So, Barrington Hills, it’s up to you to form your teams to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society. There are already over 100 teams formed for the Relay for Life. Let’s show the local newspapers that our village, Barrington Hills, can come together and fight cancer and not each other.
Joanne says a Cancer Survivors' Dinner is planned that evening at the Stadium. For further information please contact Joanne Dalessandro, at (847) 381-6412, email her email@example.com or go to www.relayforlifebarrington.com.
The place: BHS Stadium; the date: June 10, 2011; the time: 6:00 p.m.
Save the Date for the 2011 Barrington Garden Faire
Hands of Hope 2011 Wish List
For more information on the needs for this year's fundraiser please contact Laurette Grove at (630) 802-1974 (Cell Phone), or Bernie Kaspar (847) 997-3334 (Cell Phone.) or Peggy Dolezal (224) 622 1115 (Cell Phone). Go to www.handsofhopeonline.org for details of what is needed and information about the Barrington Hills based event scheduled for June 17th and 18th, 2011.
Beautification Committee Event
Many volunteers tackled the worst parts of Penny, Hawley Woods, Church, Chapel Roads and Bateman Road near the Cook County Forest Preserve. The trash pickup teams got more debris than trash this time including items that were obviously from Com Ed, Comcast, the CN Railroad, and/or phone companies; the repair crews just pushed items into the brush and forests. This was a heroic cleanup effort!
Participants included members of the Riding Club of Barrington Hills, residents of the Barrington Hills, Lake Barrington Shores, Tower Lakes and Arlington Heights, Barrington Area Conservation Trust, Citizens for Conservation, VBH President Abboud and Trustee Ramesh and the VBH Beautification Committee Members: P. Denise Israel, Patti Fahey, Lorraine Briggs, Chuck Prettyman and Dan Cantalupo. The day was chilly with gusts of winds so strong it often took two people to keep the well anchored registration tent at the Village Hall from blowing over, yet our hearty, determined Volunteers went after that trash with just as much gusto.
Spring Clean Crew 2011 - photo courtesy of Dan Cantalupo
BACOG Water Testing
From March 7 to 17 2011, BACOG sponsored a Private Well Testing Program. Go to www.BACOG.org.
Barrington Area Library Events
Quilt includes Barrington Hills Segment
Detlev Pansch and President Bob Abboud at Barrington Area Library - Quilt Projects includes a Barrington Hills
Village Segment - photo by Sarah Kenney 2011
One Book One
Join the Barrington Area Library for their very first One Book Barrington, a project that encourages everyone in our community to discuss and read the same book. First Book: Listening is an Act of Love by David Isay.
Tell Us Your Story
The library is sponsoring Tell Us Your Story. Find a friend or loved one and meet in the Media Lab to record your story. Use the library provided questions. Take a recording home and leave one for library records. Sign up at the reference Desk for a time slot.
1. How did you come to live in Barrington?
2. Where did/do you live in Barrington? What is your house like? Your neighborhood?
There are 15 questions to help you tell your story. Don’t miss this event.
Another project is called Community Quilt. The Quilt Piecing Party will be held at the library on Sunday February 6, 2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Volunteers are welcome to help piece together the quilt sections that were provided. Barrington Hills Village submitted a quilt square with an image of the Website Portal. . Anyone in the village who wishes to share a photo from a group or personal submission is welcome to send a copy to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Related Events – The Library calendar has many events posted related to One Book Barrington.
700 Fourth Graders Pitch In
Last fall, almost 700 fourth grade students restored, studied, and enjoyed Barrington area prairies thanks to the leadership of Citizens for Conservation (CFC), as part of the local Leave No Child Inside initiative.
The kids had a first-hand opportunity to connect with the natural world while learning why prairies are important, who makes the prairie home, why prairie restoration is critical work, what it was like for the early settlers to farm prairies, how very little original prairie exists in Illinois, the importance of the significant prairie plant root system, why prairie burns are necessary, what the native Americans used plants/seeds for, and more.
Thanks to the District 220 Foundation grant and the cooperative efforts of all involved, these field trips to Grigsby Prairie, Flint Creek Savanna, and Spring Creek Prairie provided students with a spectacular outdoor classroom to enhance their indoor curriculum about prairie preservation.