The deadline has been extended for BAPA’s challenge grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust. All donations to BAPA made by Dec. 31, 2018 will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling the value of contributions. “It’s a very exciting time in Beverly/Morgan Park, with so many young families, expanding cultural events and unique […]
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By Grace Kuikman Craig Huffman, a BAPA Board member since 2016, moved to Beverly/Morgan Park from Hyde Park in 2008. Huffman and his wife, Rebeca, learned about the neighborhood when visiting friends. “I fell in love with the community,” Huffman said, citing the mix of small town feel and big city appeal that has drawn […]
On Fri., July 20, a burst of smoke will explode from a starting gun, signaling the start of day one of the 2018 Intelligentsia Cup cycling series, as well as the return of BAPA’s Beverly Hills Cycling Classic: Bikes & Brews Festival. The Races The local event for the Prairie States Cycling Series Intelligentsia Cup […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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