Celebrating 18 Years as Barrington’s Signature Magazine

Letter from the Editor

A Community That Works Together

By Lisa Stamos

One of my favorite things about the Barrington area and its communities is that people know how to work together for the benefit of all. The nonprofit and private sectors are very good at this. The Barrington Area Community Foundation even encourages collaboration and is asking its grant applicants to show how they’ve worked with other groups. (The Grant application process is still open, but not for too much longer!)

Our cover feature introduces you to Dr. Jeffrey Freihage who is Medical Director of the Structural Hearth Program at Advocate Good Shepherd. He, Dr. Timothy Votapka, a heart surgeon, and the entire cardiology team of doctors, nurses, and staff at Advocate Good Shepherd work to determine and carry out the best possible plan for each patient. They bring us university level heart care to our backyard.

Connor’s Ride is another feature in this issue that shows the best-of-the-best in a team approach. Two nonprofits and the Lueders family worked together to create a horse-based therapy pilot program to help and heal NeuroBalance clients who struggle with mobility issues. It was a great success! Even the horses like to have a job to do.

And possibly the largest collaboration of all is Barrington Giving Day. The nonprofit now has three events per year, and everyone is invited to help. Dori Hough, their fearless “Decision Lady” will be taking her executive director role as a volunteer into a full-time job position. It’s not too late to reach out to her to participate in 2022!

As we begin a New Year with this first issue, we would like to recognize and thank our fantastic and loyal family of advertisers. Whenever you go to market for products or services, please keep them in mind and help keep our local economy strong.

Happy New Year!

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