Entries by Villager Editor

We’re BAPA Members. Are You?

Bookie’s Bookie’s has brought together the community for 28 years; the last three under the helm of owner Keith Lewis and now at a new location on Western Avenue. “BAPA ties things together in our community,” Lewis said. “BAPA makes it seem like there’s always something happening in the community. From the Cookie Crawl to […]

Village Viewpoint by Margot Holland, BAPA Executive Director

October 2017 Dear Neighbors, Our community never disappoints when it comes to supporting one another. That was evident at our first Sip n’ Shop girls night out event highlighting women owned businesses along the 99th and 103rd street business corridors. Over 200 women came out to support our small business community! It was a magical […]

Nurturing Your Body and Spirit

Good health requires a combination of preventative and restorative care. Located at 11240 S. Western, ExcellCare Physical Therapy and Erin Kelly Massage Therapy work in tandem to offer holistic approaches to reducing pain and restoring physical health. ExcellCare Physical Therapy was established in 1999 with a mission change the way physical therapy is provided in […]

Public Art Installation Coming to 99th Street in November

By Kristin Boza A permanent piece of public art will be unveiled at 99th and Walden Parkway in November. “Quantum Me” is an impressive sculpture fabricated from mirror polished stainless steel (similar to “Cloud Gate” — The Bean — in Millennium Park) and dichroic Plexiglas, and the creation of Chicago artist Davis McCarty. The piece […]

School News

Program Gives Voice to Teens’ Opinions VOICES Circles (Views, Opinions, Issues, and Concerns Expressed Safely) is one of the many programs at the Catholic Youth Ministry Center at Morgan Park High School, 1825 W. Monterey Ave. The discussion group is open to Center members and is offered on Wednesdays with rotating facilitators including Center staff […]

Neighborhood Notes: News and Events for October 2017

  Beverly Art Competition Accepting Applications. Artists within 100 miles of the city of Chicago are invited to enter the annual Beverly Arts Center Art Competition and Exhibition, a juried contest that offers prizes that range from $1500 for Best of Show to $100 for honorable mentions. The non-refundable entry fee is $35, and the […]

Home Cooking: Swanson’s Deli

By Kristin Boza Swanson’s Deli and Catering, 2414 W. 103rd St., has been a neighborhood staple for over 50 years. Under new ownership since December, Swanson’s continues to offer Swedish specialties and American fare, and it is important for new owners Todd Thielmann and Greg Dix to continue the neighborhood tradition. “Swanson’s was historically a […]