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‘Blessed’ event raises money for typhoon victims

By   /  December 17, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Elena Rose Totushek-Smith helps out at the recent fund-raiser.

Elena Rose Totushek-Smith has not forgotten how she felt all those years ago when someone from the Children’s Shelter at Cebu knocked at her door. She was 11 years old and had been living alone, for the most part, on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines, an impoverished area, plagued by warring groups. Elena’s […]

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Barrington Firefighter 5K event is Sunday at the high school

By   /  May 22, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Runners break from the starting line at last year's Barrington Firefighters' 5K road race. This year's event is Sunday morning, and there's still time to sign up.

It’s time to lace up those running sneakers for the Barrington Firefighters Local 1774 5K Charity Road Race on Sunday, May 26 at Barrington High School. The fifth annual event is a fund-raiser to benefit local charities, and this year and organizers are hopeful the event will generate money to support organizations that are in need of financial […]

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Donations roll in — Bayside YMCA community challenge nears $150K mark

By   /  April 13, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

This photo shows the new aquatic center in early February. Much progress on the project has been made since then.

Two more donors recently stepped up and added to the growing total in the Bayside YMCA community fund-raising challenge. People from all across the East Bay have just a few weeks remaining to raise $$250,000 before the May 1 deadline. If they hit the mark by that date, a separate group of donors will match […]

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Barrington school to host October festival

By   /  September 21, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Sowams School students are excited about this year's October Festival, which is set for Saturday, Oct. 13.

Sowams School in Barrington will host its annual October Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, which serves as an important fund-raiser for the school’s parent-teacher organization, will feature a number of fun games for kids of all ages. There will be hair beading, pony rides, a moon bounce, […]

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