Attention parents of 6th, 7th and 8th graders: Now it the time to start your search for the right high school. BAPA is here to help. Partnering with Chicago School GPS, the 19th Ward Youth Foundation and the Beverly Arts Center, BAPA will host a seminar designed to help guide parents through the high school […]
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Dear Friends and Neighbors, It is hard to believe we are heading into the month of August! As we soak up these last bits of summer and prepare for a productive fall and winter calendar of programming and back to school activities, it is also a time to be thankful for all the support that […]
By Tom Hogan, BAPA Past President My wife, Cathi, and I have lived in our house across from Crescent Park since the summer of 1986. We moved into this home after having lived in the Old Town/Lincoln Park areas during the first years of our marriage. We both spent a good deal of our childhood/teenage […]
By Grace Kuikman Until I lived away from the city for three years, I didn’t hear my distinctive Chicago accent or realize the impact that my South Side upbringing had on the way I think as well as talk. This summer, a team of researchers in the Linguistics Department at Northwestern University led by Assistant Professor Annette D’Onofrio, […]
By Kristin Boza Eva Kelly, a long-time North Beverly resident, has made a point to support BAPA with an annual membership donation for the last 39 years — since 1978! Kelly, and her late husband, purchased their home in 1970. “At that time, the racial mix of the area began to change. BAPA had taken […]
By Kristin Boza Daphne and Martin bought their Morgan Park home in 2011. At the time, the home had one evergreen bush in the front yard, and some grass and a basketball court in the back. Now, thanks to Daphne’s planning and dedication, the yard is a blooming oasis of flowers and plants where the […]
By Chanelle Rogers Everyone loves a fancy outdoor living room but even the Property Brothers know that small investments in your home can pay off big in the long run. Major projects like new windows, kitchen and bath remodels, master suite additions and basement renovations are costly but add good value. I’ve got some improvement […]
By Kristin Boza Tim Sullivan and his family moved to Beverly/Morgan Park 13 years ago, bringing his north side tradition of decadent dinner parties to the south side. Over the last decade, Sullivan took his love of cooking to the next level and created an urban farm in his own backyard, yielding enough tomatoes to […]
Open Outcry Welcomes Customers Open Outcry Brewing Company, 10934 S. Western, officially opened for business at the end of July, serving a variety of craft beers, a menu of pizzas and more. Joining owner John Brand at the ribbon cutting were BAPA Executive Director Margot Holland, Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association Executive Director Caroline […]
By Kristin Boza As the Dan Ryan Woods turns 100 this month, numerous family-friendly activities are set to honor the anniversary and showcase the forest preserve to those who may not have had the opportunity to visit before. On Sun., Aug. 27, 2 to 7 p.m., a 100th anniversary event will be held at the […]
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