By Maureen Gainer Reilly A few months back I became the BAPA Board President, carrying on a bit of a family tradition. My dad, Bill Gainer, was BAPA President back in the 1980s. It may seem unique, but it’s really such a typical Beverly/Morgan Park story of seeing generations of families engaged in and committed […]
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Dear Friends and Neighbors, Today, I am filled with gratitude! Together we experienced another great set of events for our community!! Thank you to all those who participated and volunteered to make the Beverly Hills/Morgan Park Home Tour and the Ridge Run and Memorial Day Parade huge successes. These events bring over 5,000 people together […]
Join us on Fri., July 14 when the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) presents the 15th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic: Bikes and Brews. The start/finish and festival grounds are centered at Beacon Therapeutic Center, 107th and Longwood Drive, with the race course running in a one-mile loop between 105th Place and 108th Place, Longwood […]
Make a date with your kids for Family Fun Nights, Thursdays, June 8, 15. 22 and 29, 5:30 to 7p.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 of […]
By Kristin Boza Bill and Judie Anderson enjoyed an incredible career together, and separately, as artists. Bill passed away in 2009 after suffering from a debilitating stroke and subsequent illnesses, and he left a legacy of commercial and fine art produced with his beloved wife of 51 years, Judie. “The Last Picture Show,” a culmination […]
By Kristin Boza It can be argued that this generation of dads is way more hands-on than their predecessors. Two local men exemplify the modern dad image through their intense involvement in the lives of their children and the community as a whole. Joe Richmond is a father of five: Marshay (22), Tyonne (16), Joey […]
By Kristin Boza As an elderly family member ages, mental and physical changes can come on rapidly. Many senior citizens and their families want to do everything possible to avoid an assisted living or nursing home scenario –not only are those facilities expensive, but it takes some sense of self away from the senior citizen. […]
Local organizations are coming together to make sure people in the 19th Ward have a healthy summer. Free activities range from programs and seminars to training and healthy cooking demonstrations. Partnering to sponsor the programs are 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea, State Sen. Bill Cunningham, State Rep. Fran Hurley, BAPA, Smith Village, Humana, Sports & […]
The 95th Street Farmers Market is open every Sunday through October, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the commuter lot on 95th and Longwood Dr. The market hosts a variety of vendors selling produce, plants, baked goods, cheeses, organic foods, prepared foods and artisan products. This season’s vendors are Urban Canopy, C&D Farms, Nothing Bundt […]
Ann Marie and Dan Riordan are new BAPA members who decided that membership was the clear way to support the neighborhood. “We love the Beverly community and we’re so proud to be residents,” Ann Marie said. “We are so impressed with the work Margot [Holland] has done as BAPA director and the direction she’s taken […]
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About half of BAPA’s budget comes from annual memberships from neighborhood residents and businesses.
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