Mother McAuley graduate Catherine Rogers has been named a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winner by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). She is one of 2,500 designees who were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Rogers is a Beverly/Morgan Park resident and graduate of St. John Fisher School. With a grade point average of 4.49, Rogers earned the […]
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Color Me Beauty Bar, 1810½ W. 99th St., owners Kimberly Buford and Dr. Angelique Jackson will host the shop’s grand opening Sun., June 3, 2 to 6 p.m. Offering customers a wide range of organic fruit- and plant-based beauty treatments and products, Color Me Beauty Bar is a nail and skin care boutique that will “color” you with lavish beauty experiences using products that are natural, toxin-free, cruelty-free and environmentally friendly. They look […]
By Abby Johnson Mary Jo Viero didn’t like the weeds she saw piling up alongside the train tracks at the 103rd Street Station. It was a jarring sight, she said. Hideous greenery had burst from the ground and settled into the cracks and crevices of the pavement, much like unwelcome house guests. “It was a terrible representation of our neighborhood,” said Viero, […]
By Susan Flood, BAPA Executive Director I have just completed my first 100 days as Executive Director of BAPA, and, I have to tell you, I am amazed by what this organization and its community of volunteers accomplishes. I can’t begin to count the number of times that people ask me, “What does BAPA do?” […]
By Maureen Gainer Reilly, BAPA Board President On Sun., May 20, we saw yet another successful BAPA Home Tour where over 800 visitors, both local and Citywide, were treated to a look inside five unique, fabulous homes in our beautiful neighborhood. I am overwhelmed at the amount of people in Beverly Morgan Park who share […]
AT&T, Smith Village and BAPA have teamed up to help seniors take full advantage of using their iPhones, iPads and other devices at Tech Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th Pl. Tech Tuesdays are supported by a generous grant from AT&T. “At AT&T, our employees are helping seniors […]
New location! New course! More races! The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) presents the 16th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic: Bikes and Brews Fri., July 20. The start/finish and festival grounds are moving to the St. Barnabas parish parking lot, 101st and Longwood Drive, and the new 1.54KM criterium course takes riders down Longwood Drive to 100th Street to Winchester to 101st Street to Seeley to […]
The 95th Street Farmer’s Market has big plans for June. Face painting, children’s librarians from Beverly Branch library and Kellogg’s Garden Club are just a few of the exciting features that can be found this month in the commuter parking lot at 95th and Longwood Dr. The market is open every Sunday through Oct. 28 […]
Despite record high temperatures, more than 2000 runners participated in the 10K, 5K run, 5K walk, 10K-5K Challenge and Youth Mile on Memorial Day morning, and everyone received a finisher’s medal, and the top three winners in each age group in the 10K and 5K run received an additional award. The 5K walk and Youth […]
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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.
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1987 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60643