The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) is one of Chicago’s most successful grassroots civic organizations. Since 1947, we have worked to preserve and improve the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. BAPA’s motto is Love Where You Live. Our mission is to sustain and enhance our safe, culturally diverse community. We do that […]
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Dear Neighbors, Happy New Year from all of us at BAPA! We hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful holiday. This is a time of year when we can reflect on all that has taken place over the last year and make goals for the upcoming year ahead. We had a great year 2017 at the Beverly Area […]
According to BAPA’s safety survey, a strong and consistent police presence, a commitment to being nosey neighbors and having access to community alerts and crime information are the top three tools needed for a safer community. (See survey results.) “I think these results show how much confidence our community has in our police force, so […]
Nikola-Lisa prioritizes his interests as storytelling, music and writing, in that order. The author of 20 children’s books and a former second grade teacher, Nikola-Lisa is a man with many stories to tell, and he likes to share them with an enthusiasm that invites young readers to not just relate to the stories, but be […]
The Morgan Park Sports Center, 11505 S. Western, offers a variety of ways for area residents to pursue fitness and fun. The complex houses an NHL size ice rink with seating for 1,200 spectators, state -of-the-art gymnastics center, and busy fitness studio, and offers classes and programs, as well as competitive teams. Owned by the […]
By Kristin Boza The start of a new year is a new chance to get or stay healthy, but we’re often doomed by the cold, gloomy weather that encourages hibernation. Luckily, BAPA business members offer numerous opportunities to keep you motivated to follow through on your New Year’s resolutions all year long. Body Tai Chi, […]
Forget about hibernating this month! There is a full schedule of events and activities right around the corner at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Winners from the BAC Battle of the Bands held last fall return to the Baffes Theatre, Sat.,, Jan. 13. Motel Breakfast performs 7:30 to 9 p.m., and South […]
As the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago, begins its 50th anniversary year, an innovative approach in facility management is taking center stage. The BAC’s new management team, composed of Artistic Director Shellee Frazee, Development Director Amy Chmura, and Operations Manager Dan Jacobson, will work collaboratively to oversee all aspects of operating […]
By Kristin Boza Chances are, eating better food is on the to-do list for 2018. Southtown Health Foods, 2100 95th St. has numerous organic food and special diet options to help you stick with your resolution, for good. Instead of struggling with your blender for a green power drink each day, head to Southtown’s juice […]
What would you do if you had a fire at your business? Or a customer was seriously injured? Or a storm caused extensive damage? Anthony Di Novo, owner of Emergency Preparedness Solutions (EPS), advises that being ready to handle a potentially devastating problem can help small businesses avoid disaster. “Emergency planning is a vital part […]
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The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) is a not-for-profit, community-based alliance of more than a dozen civic and business groups dedicated to serving the historic Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago.
Beverly Area Planning Association
1987 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60643