The South Side Irish Parade made its annual march down Western Avenue on March 12. Families, friends and neighbors lined the route to take part in the largest neighborhood-based St. Patrick’s Day Parade outside of Ireland. This year’s parade featured over 100 entries including pipe bands, marching bands, Irish dancers, festive floats and 2017 South […]
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BAPA will host a Hands-on Home Design Lego Workshop for kids Sun., Mar. 26, 1 to 3 p.m., BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. As the excitement builds for BAPA’s Beverly/Morgan Park Home Tour in May, area kids can develop an appreciation for local building and landscape architecture from local experts. The kids can […]
By L. Patrick “Pat” Stanton The summer of 1971 marked the change of BAPA from a reactive to a proactive role in the Beverly/Morgan Park community. Because of my role in that change in the form of my plan called Beverly Now, I was asked to summarize the event the 70th anniversary of the founding […]
Dear Friends and Neighbors, Wow, time is flying by! It is already March, a very special time in our neighborhood when we celebrate the Irish heritage of so many who have lived in this area for generations – but you don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in this neighborhood! The South […]
By Kristin Boza Writers groups in Beverly/Morgan Park are gaining popularity. Now, local authors have another valuable resource with the opening of the Chicago Writers Studio, 1917 W. 103rd St., #4. Owned by neighborhood resident and author Cole Lavalais, the Chicago Writers Studio aims to educate aspiring authors on technique and structure and help them […]
The Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club will hold the 6th Annual Work Out to Wipe Out Domestic Violence (WOWO) benefit day Sat., Mar. 18, with partnering businesses and agencies offering work-outs and activities between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. The event’s objectives are to raise awareness about the serious issue of domestic violence, and to […]
Pacor Mortgage Corp., one of the oldest established mortgage brokers in Illinois, was started by Randy Papp in 1986. Papp’s first office was in Mt. Greenwood and even though office location has moved, Pacor continues to serve many clients from Beverly/Morgan Park and Mount Greenwood with exceptional personal attention and customer service. The company is […]
Beverly/Morgan Park native Maura Connors, 23, is providing a brush with royalty in her old neighborhood this month. Connors, daughter of John and Caroline Connors, was chosen as Queen of the 2017 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade As a spokesperson and centerpiece for the event, Connors has been traveling from one end of the city […]
By Kristin Boza Cork and Kerry, 10614 S. Western, pours the perfect pint for St. Patrick’s Day, South Side Irish Parade Day — and basically any other day of the year. The bar is always included in “Best Of…” lists, including “The 21 Best Irish Pubs in America,” and “Best Beer Gardens in Chicago.” Mike […]
Graham Elliot and his wife Allie are big fans of the Beverly Arts Center. When she was still Allie Mundell, Allie spent a lot of time taking art classes and performing in plays at the BAC. As parents, Graham and Allie are providing their children with opportunities to expand their creativity just a few blocks […]
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