Page Updated November 1, 2010
Art in the Barn
Marty Knapp, Best of Wood Demos Skills
The Auxiliary of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital held the thirty sixth annual Art in the Barn juried fine art show on September 25 and 26, 2010 at Good Shepherd Hospital on the grounds. Faith Selma provided photos of the event. Music, food and entertainment were all part of a beautifully managed event.
Alex and the All Stars Entertain at Art in the Barn 2010
Barrington Polo Club Annual Event
The Riding Club of Barrington Hills and the Barrington Hills Polo Club hosted the Kalaway Memorial Landowners Polo Match Saturday, September 11th, at the Oakwood Farm polo field on Deepwood Road. This event is dedicated to our many trail landowners for sharing their property with Riding Club members. The first match, "The Battle of the Sexes" will began at noon. The feature match, "The Kalaway Landowner Cup" will began at 2:00 p.m.
Karen Rosene and Friend Hat Contest
Barrington Hills takes
home the Champion
in Kane County!
Sarah Kenney, Planning and Zoning coordinator of Barrington Hills, was awarded the Champion Ribbon with her 'Zesty Basil Ice Cream Recipe' during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the start of the Kane County Fair, St. Charles. The chosen recipe, as tasted by dignitaries such as Jesse White, is actually VERY tasty.
Spring Creek Conservation Victory
Wendy Paulson and Linda Fox
The Spring Creek Forest Preserve was dedicated as a globally significant Important Bird Area (IBA) on June 12, 2010. In August 2010, Linda Fox presented a framed copy of Wendy's photo as it appeared in the Chicago Tribune. Wendy is a resident of Barrington Hills, an active member of the Citizens for Conservation and the Audubon Society. She is well known for her conservation work nationally and internationally.
What is so monumental about this milestone is that Spring Creek meets the global IBA criteria because of habitat restoration work so many of our residents have done in the last few years. It is because of the large numbers of rare grassland birds that now nest here, particularly the globally rare Henslow¹s sparrow, that Spring Creek now has this important status.
It is truly inspiring to experience the morning air full of rare birds and birdsong. And it came about only through the dedicated actions of the Spring Creek Stewards, Audubon, Citizens for Conservation, Bird Conservation Network, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Riding Club of Barrington Hills, Sierra Club and most importantly the landowner and partner in restoration,
the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.
This recognition is again proof of the power of being a steward, restoring health to nature that depends on us. Help the grasses, wildflowers and birds. The event was held at Penny Road Pond parking area (on Penny west of Sutton Road).
June 10th, there was a press event and ceremony announcing this dedication and that of other newly recognized sites throughout the state.
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,
English Garden at Garden Faire - Photo by Laura Ekstrom
BACOA Year Long 2010 Events
The Barrington Area Council on Aging, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization. Its mission is to serve seniors, family caregivers and the community. Visit our Web site at www.bacoa.org.
If details are provided, information will be posted here for BACOA events where Barrington Hills residents can participate in 2010.