Two unusual homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and a tiny house built by students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences are among the outstanding stops on the 2017 Beverly Hills/Morgan Park Home Tour hosted by the Beverly Area Planning Association on Sun., May 21, 12 to 5 p.m. 2 Rare Wrights This […]
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Event includes Memorial Day Parade, Post-Race Festival, Kids Area and More Dig out your tube socks, sweat bands and jogging shorts — Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) is reaching back to the seventies for the 40th Annual Ridge Run through the historic Beverly neighborhood on Memorial Day, Mon., May 29. Races start and finish […]
Cork & Kerry Tavern, 10614 S. Western, will host a summer of Food Truck Fridays starting on May, 5 when Aztec Dave’s drives in to dish up a Mexican menu for Cinco de Mayo. Planning for Food Truck Fridays started at the end of last summer when they built a space in their popular beer […]
Dear Friends and Neighbors, Happy Spring! As we welcome spring, we remember that this is a great time in our community! As our neighborhood trees and gardens come back to life, a new baseball season begins and graduation draws near for our students. Here at BAPA spring is our most exciting time of year, packed […]
Bev Lynch, owner of Running Excels, 10328 S. Western, is an avid BAPA supporter. The store sells running shoes, clothing and accessories for runners at every stage — from casual runners to those training for a marathon. “BAPA does a great job of supporting me and all businesses in the neighborhood,” Lynch said. “They’ve written […]
Make a date with your kids for Family Fun Nights, Thursdays, June 8, 15. 22 and 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., across from the Metra Station adjacent to the Beverly Bank parking lot, 1908 W. 103rd St. Every week a different theme will be celebrated with special guests, activities, music, fun and food. Little Company […]
By Willie Winters “When a community comes together, good things happen.” After reading former BAPA executive director Chuck Shanabruch’s article in the April issue of The Villager, I was reminded of how difficult the challenge of maintaining a strong, vibrant community can be. Chuck laid out the key programs and areas of work that BAPA […]
By Kristin Boza Steuber Florist and Greenhouses, 2654 W. 111th St., has provided beautiful cut floral arrangements and plants to fill yards and gardens for nearly 75 years. Whether the flowers are shipped in from other parts of the world or grown right in their on-site greenhouses, Steuber can fulfill nearly any wish for its […]
By Scott Smith “A Constant Struggle,” a multi-form art exhibition about racism, equality and identity, is open through June 8 in the Simmerling Gallery at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St. The exhibit is co-produced by the Beverly Area Arts Alliance (The Alliance), and two live events at the BAC will build […]
By Grace Kuikman For Beverly/Morgan Park resident Modie Lavin, working with the Road Home Program: The Center for Veterans and Their Families is a calling, not a career. The program, which opened in March 2014 at Rush University Medical Center, helps veterans recently deployed from active duty resume life with their families, friends and neighbors […]
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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