Village Viewpoint: Hope, Gratitude and Patience 

  Back in May I wrote my Village Viewpoint about the power of hope and gratitude. Six months later I am reflecting on the power of hope and gratitude once again. However, I am adding one more […]

Bringing Out the Best In Our Neighborhood 

By Maureen Reilly  BAPA Board President  Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors, the last time I wrote to you our community, city, and country were at the doorstep of the coronavirus pandemic. I used the word “unprecedented” […]

Tween Filmmaker Produces Talk Show to Inspire Others 

By Kristin Boza  Avery Kelley, a Beverly/Morgan Park resident and Keller Regional Gifted School 7th grader, already has an impressive resume. As a writer, director, producer, and filmmaker, Kelley hosts the weekly […]

Get Your Ho-Ka Turkeys at County Fair 

By Kristin Boza  Thanksgiving celebrations may look different this year, with Zoom call-ins to the cousins and a smaller in-person table. Regardless of what the guest list looks like, County Fair, 10800 […]

Novel Idea: Bookies Launches T-Shirt Fundraiser 

  Browsing in Bookies. It’s a pastime a lot of neighbors have missed since the pandemic forced the bookstore to close for several months. Owner Keith Lewis has reopened the store on a limited basis (yay!) and […]

Feeding the Hungry: Maple Morgan Food Pantry  

  In its 37–year history of providing emergency food assistance in our community, the Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry has seen local families through hard times including an extended teachers’ strike and a few serious recessions. But since the pandemic began, the […]