The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Fatalities on state highways increase this year and agencies remind drivers to be safe.
Traffic fatalities on Illinois roads have been increasing this year, the figure so far is 937, prompting the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Tollway to urge drivers be safe as millions of motorists hit the road this holiday weekend. The Illinois Tollway alone expects 15.7 million vehicles on the tollway system during the Christmas and New Year holidays, starting today through Jan. 2. Both the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Illinois Tollway are reminding drivers to be safe over the holidays, an especially important message given the increase of fatalities this year. Over the last three years, traffic fatalities have been under 1,000, said Josh Kauffman, Illinois Department of Transportation (…
Monday, December 17, 2012
You voted and this house was the top local vote-getter in our Deck the House contest.
Who has the best “decked” house in Barrington? According to users who voted in our annual Deck the House contest, this home in South Barrington with a lights display set to music has the best holiday lights in the Barrington area. We had tons of national entries in this year’s Deck the House contest and in our quest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in the country, we’ve seen everything from a life-size Santa to holiday lights so bright they could blind the neighbors. We loved showcasing everyone’s holiday spirit, but Deck the House isn’t over yet. We’re still looking for the one home so spectacularly decorated that it could be the national grand prize winner of our contest. We will choose 24 finalists from all our …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Make an impact by donating everything from computers to clothes.
Goodwill is encouraging Americans to commit to donating 10 items before the end of 2012 that can help those in need. During this busy and celebratory time of year, donating used good is the easiest, most affordable and one of the most efficient ways to help. “In a season when many of us are focused on gift buying, many Americans are also just as interested in giving back,” said Shannon Halverson of Goodwill Industries of Northern Illinois. “Even if funds are tight, people can give back by donating gently used items to Goodwill.” “We take everything from unwanted holiday sweaters to computers and laptops — even gift cards,” Halverson said. “At Goodwill, we turn these items into something very real: job training, employment placement …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Even homes with smaller scale decor are welcome to participate.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
2012 Christmas and New Year's Eve events planned around town.
Holiday Bedtime Stories Dec. 4 and 5, 5:30-6:45 p.m. and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Barrington Park District Fitness & RecCenter Barrington Room B. Put on your jammies and bring your favorite stuff animal and enjoy a magical evening of Christmas songs and stories with Mrs. Claus. Milk and cookies will be served Pre-reigstration is required Fee $10 in district $12 out of district.Contact: Jodi Krause 847-304-5291. Visit Santa at the Ice House Mall, 200 Applebee Street Dec. 8 and 9: Noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 15- Dec. 23: Noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 24: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Meet the Grinch! Dec. 9 from 10 to 11 a.m. Pinstripes, the Arboretum of South Barrington Enjoy this meet and Greet and photo opportunity with The Grinch from How the Grinch Stole Christmas …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Rachel and Richard Honquest lit the village Christmas tree this year.
The weather couldn't have been more perfect for the annual Barrington Christmas tree lighting event that took place Saturday, Dec. 1 The higher than average temperatures brought a large crowd to the Park Avenue tree lighting celebration. Just before 5 p.m. carolers serenaded community members in front of McGonigal's Pub. At 5, the tree was lit, and visits with Santa began. Enjoy our photo gallery of the event and feel free to upload your own images to the gallery as well.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Share your photos of your house decked out for the holidays, and enter to win $100,000 for your Barrington 220 School District.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
For every holiday decoration-related fire, one white bulb will be placed in the wreaths across town.
Festive wreaths on display at fire stations serving the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District (BCFPD) and village of Barrington are centerpieces of the “Keep the Wreath Red” program, a public awareness initiative that encourages residents to protect their families by preventing fires caused by seasonal decorations. The wreaths hanging at fire stations in Lake Barrington (22222 N. Pepper Road), Barrington Hills (120 W. Algonquin Road) and Barrington (400 N. Northwest Highway) begin the season illuminated with red bulbs. Any fire in the District or village that is caused by holiday decorations will be represented by a white bulb. “The wreaths help remind residents that the season offers no holiday from fire-related accidents,” …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
There will be plenty of activities including the village tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 1.