Entries by Sue Flood

Christmas Past

Christmas Night, 1929     This holiday letter from the archives of the Ridge Historical Society was written by  Philip and Georgiana Yarrow just two months after the most devastating stock market crash in U.S. history launched the Great Depression, and yet it is sweet, poignant, and most especially, hopeful. The Yarrows lived near 111th and Longwood Drive, […]

Getting Bookish, A Holiday Pop-Up

By Carrie Channell  Bookish, 9911 S. Wood, is not only the name of Beverly/Morgan Park’s newest pop-up, it also describes the owners Tara Baldridge and Angela Sherrill. Both women have extensive backgrounds in bookselling, writing, publishing and book marketing as well as being mothers of young children.  Bookish, a temporary store across from the 99th Street Metra Station, is set up for the […]

BAPA News: Mike Morrissey Award

Former BAPA Board Member Earns Lifetime Achievement Award  Anyone who knows Beverly/Morgan Park resident Mike Morrissey understands his dedication to the community he grew up in and still calls home, as well as his fierce commitment as a criminal defense attorney for the last 40 years. Last month, Morrissey was honored with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award […]

What’s The SCORE? Creating a Business Plan

By Kevin Scanlan, Certified SCORE Mentor  Where Do I Start?   That’s typically the first question I’m asked by a new client looking for my advice as a SCORE mentor.  Whether it’s from someone wanting to start a business or someone wanting to grow their existing business, my answer is typically the same, you need a map.  In business, your […]

Celebrate the Memories of Lost Loved Ones During the Holidays

By Jim Peltzer, LCPC  When families assemble for holiday parties and gatherings, it’s natural to remember and miss family and friends who have gone before us.  For some, this will be the first holiday without mom, dad, a child, grandparent, brother, sister, cousin or friend.  For others, their family member or friend has been gone for years.    The pain of loss is all […]

LCMH Commits to Patient Safety and High Reliability

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) recently embarked on the journey toward High Reliability. A High Reliability Organization (HRO) is an organization that has succeeded in avoiding catastrophes in their environment.   According to the Joint Commission, the road to high reliability is an ongoing journey and is a commitment to patient safety and the way quality healthcare […]

Realizing How Green Our Grass Is

This Thanksgiving, I found myself noticing more about who was present in our neighborhood. Watching kids and cousins return to visit for a meal, a day, a week. Sure, I’m at BAPA now, so it was particularly gratifying to observe this return-to-home ritual. I took the opportunity to engage as many of these “visitors” as I could.   Returning to our hometown is a process that celebrates […]

School News

Sutherland Student is Beverly Library’s Top Reader   Nora Rogozinski, a 4th grader at Sutherland School, read over 1500 minutes over the summer, earning her the title of highest Summer Learning Challenge Reader at the Beverly Branch Library.     Because she is a Chicago Public School Student and visited the library on a regular basis to report her progress […]

A Tiny Coffee Bar With a Big Mission

By Grace Kuikman  Nate Hollister and his sister Gretta Dertinger have a shared passion that set them on a mission to open a tiny specialty coffee bar in the 95th Street Metra Station.   Hollister, an architect, moved to Beverly/Morgan Park four years ago with his wife Sonia. Dertinger lives in the suburbs and manages a high-end coffee shop. They created a knock-out Kickstarter campaign that more than met its goal, and, with […]

Neighborhood Notes

Document Shredding. Document shredding for 19th Ward residents will be offered Sat., Dec. 1, 9 to 11 a.m., St. Barnabas School parking lot, 10121 S. Longwood Dr. Free. Documents are shredded on site. Only documents that are loose can be shredded; remove stable and binders before arriving on site. Electronics will NOT be accepted at […]