Sure, you can do all of your shopping online or at the mall. But you're missing out. For a truly memorable gift-giving season, head out to some of these inspiring downtown districts. We promise you'll find unique gifts and a fun experience along the way. ...

Volunteering time or money is an excellent way to look beyond yourself and help others in need. Meet some folks in our region who’ve found meaningful ways of serving their neighbors, and learn how you can join them. ...

Check out these unique destinations that reflect the genuine character of our region. ...

As more people catch on to the attractions around the Barrington region, competition is rising among businesses that want a piece of the action. Uncover some of the positive trends shaping this go-to destination. ...

Check out these unusual and inventive stores around our area. ...

If your kitchen or bathroom feels a bit cluttered, know that there are ways to tame the chaos and create a sense of order. These local designers show you how smart planning and space-saving solutions add up. ...

Rid the word "boring" from your vocabulary. We've picked out more than a dozen quintessential hometown festivals that are sure to fill up your summer schedule with food, music and a little magic. ...

Our region is full of artists who crave opportunities to showcase their work. Learn how these local nonprofit organizations preserve and promote the arts. ...

Recreation opportunities abound in our region! Here are a few of the best our area has to offer. July Barrington Cruise Nights Through Aug. 31, Th. 6:30 p.m. Themes include muscle cars, Corvettes and cars from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Features local food vendors, entertainment, kids’ activities, raffles and prizes. All vehicles welcome. Parking lot at Cook and Station streets, ...

What’s really in a name? For folks in the greater Barrington area, it’s an identity supported by strong community, open spaces and a relaxed lifestyle. ...