ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Step inside Smart Farm’s harvest dinner in this issue of QB. It’s the festive culmination of the season’s harvest, with a farm-to-table dinner produced by local chefs. Smart Farm is a multi-purpose farm used to grow food for local food banks, educate Barrington 220 children on farming, and much more. Enjoy this colorful feature! Read: Features and Quintessential.

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Quintessential Barrington

waterfall garden

Barrington historian Barbara L. Benson writes about the people who lived at today’s Oakdene Estates in Barrington Hills and their love of gardening and conservation.

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Quintessential America

old photo of moving a home

QB and Paris Market Antiques teamed up again to bring you a handy home guide for your crystal and stemware.

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Did you know that a Barrington resident (and BHS grad) was the creator of Burt Reynolds’ famous hat? Meet Paul Siracusa in our current Interview.
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Eastern Bluebird

Bird Walks with Wendy Paulson

Audubon & Citizens For Conservation
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Michelle Maison and Susan Lenz are the new leaders of the Barrington Area Conservation Trust. Read about them and their conservation goals in Open Spaces.
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Don’t miss your chance to meet Kentucky Derby winner Mike Smith in Barrington on April 8 at an event that will support BraveHearts. Ticket are here www.et-quis.ticketbud.com/mikesmith

Sesquicentennial Edition

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QB's Special Sesquicentennial Edition is available for purchase. This 232-page comprehensive publication about 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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