Celebrating 17 Years as Barrington’s Signature Magazine

Letter from the Editor

The Joys of Summertime

By Lisa Stamos

Family, friends, food, and fun. The enjoyable slide into summertime is a welcome relief from being indoors for many months and waiting out a rainy spring.

You may have seen the large construction project on Route 14 just west of McDonald’s. It will be a new destination for you and your pets. Barrington Animal Hospital’s owner, Joanna Krol, DVM, has given us an exclusive look at her expanding veterinary hospital and dental practice. We caught up with the successful businesswoman and compassionate doctor to hear about her vision, talk about the business, and meet her family members who all play a role in the practice. In a world of services driven more and more by large corporations, which includes veterinarian clinics, this field- and battle-tested animal doctor is an important part of our entire community which includes our beloved pets.

A few years ago, when we were delivering our March/April 2020 issue to your mailbox, the world literally seemed to stop. Doors were closed. It was uncharted territory and we depended on the incredible bravery of our front-line medical providers to help us through. On our cover then was Margaret McSweeney. We had traveled to Beverly Hills to cover her Hall of Fame Awards at the Taste Awards earlier in the year.

Our feature story in this issue offers an encouraging “bookend” story to Margaret’s previous feature. The world has reopened enough that Margaret was able to take the trip to Paris that was on hold due to the pandemic. Once again, we traveled to cover her glorious adventure and watch her host an episode of Recipe.TV that was taped in Paris with multi-Emmy award-winning Executive Producer Lisa-Renee Ramirez and Edward Delling-Williams, host of Paris Bistro Cooking. This trip was an extraordinary adventure for the founder and host of KitchenChat, a podcast showcasing the top culinary talents in the world.

We appreciate you our loyal readers and the wonderful advertisers who support our magazine. Thanks to all and have a great summer!


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