By Susan Flood, BAPA Executive Director Ahhhhh spring. Wait, not really. My bulbs think so, but hey, we’re Chicagoans, and we earn our stripes on these days when the weather can range from blizzard to sunshine. As I drive through our neighborhood I find myself thankful that at least we’re not staring at a black, […]
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The BAPA staff works every day to make sure everyone in Beverly/Morgan Park loves where they live. But what does everyone do? These profiles will help you match the staff person to their accomplishments. (The BAPA staff is pictured from left Jennifer Alving, Mary Jo Viero, Susan Flood, Margot Holland, Roberta Kleinman, Grace Kuikman.) Jennifer […]
By Grace Kuikman Bracketing the beginning of the winter real estate sales lull and start of the spring market were two articles in major publications that called attention to the quality and value of real estate in Beverly. An article in Crain’s Chicago Business last fall reported that, according to their analysis of Midwest Real […]
The Road Home Program at Rush helps military veterans and their families make healthier transitions to civilian life by offering free, specialized mental health care and support programs that the Veteran’s Administration often does not. A tour of duty in the military is often filled with stressful, life-changing experiences that can profoundly change people. Those changes […]
By Jacqueline Robertson Being back in Beverly/Morgan Park after graduating from college is like realizing you needed a new prescription for glasses. You don’t notice the details that surround you, but you know that you have friends and family, and familiar businesses all around. When you get that new prescription, everything is so much clearer! […]
The Southside Friends of the Chicago Sinfonietta recently presented a check for $30,000 to Chicago Sinfonietta CEO Jim Hirsch. The donation, raised at the group’s 18th annual Magical Holliday Breakfast held in December (2017) in the Crystal Garden at Navy Pier, was presented by Beverly/Morgan Park neighbor Loretta Hopkins Davenport, 2018 President of the Southside […]
The Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club joins the Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Campaign and thousands of other communities, organizations, and individuals across the nation, to raise awareness of child abuse, build effective services, and strengthen families. As part of the Morgan Park Juniors’ campaign club members will display two banners and plant gardens of blue […]
Kellogg School The Adler Planetarium’s ‘Scopes in the City will be at Kellogg School, 9241 S. Leavitt, Mon., Apr. 23, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for a free program of observing the spring sky – hopefully including the moon and Venus – by telescope. The event will be held weather permitting, so check Facebook.com/KateStarrKelloggElementary and Twitter […]
By Kristin Boza Community Involvement with a Splash of Coffee Kevin and Karen O’Malley made a huge splash on the neighborhood small business scene when they opened B-Sides Coffee + Tea, 9907 S. Walden Pkwy., last summer. The family moved to Beverly/Morgan Park three years ago and are raising their children, Cassidy, 2 and Aiden, […]
LCMH: Baby-Friendly Place Where Healthy Mothers Bloom The Family Birth Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, was recently re-accredited as a Baby-Friendly organization. Baby-Friendly USA assists hospitals in giving mothers information, confidence and skills to initiate and continue breastfeeding, as well as information on formula feeding. LCMH is […]
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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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