Village Viewpoint – December 

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Executive Director  I am writing this before Thanksgiving which means I don’t know how Thanksgiving will feel. I am guessing it will be different but, more importantly, […]

Neighbor Who Make Big Impacts 

  By Kristin Boza  Our community has a rich history of making a big impact in the lives of our neighbors. While there are many heroes of all types living in […]

Top Chef Joe Flamm: Cooking and Connection 

By Grace Kuikman  The winner of Week 12 – a private dinner prepared by Top Chef Joe Flamm — will be thrilled not just with the food, but with the company. Flamm has an amazing love of food traditions that bring […]

12 Weeks of Christmas Continues!

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  BAPA’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle is ramping up for the last four drawings.  The December prize packages focus on wellness, music, golf and a fabulous private […]

Lucy Riles: Adventurer, Actor and Author  

By Kristin Boza  When Lucy Bansley Riles was growing up in Beverly/Morgan Park, she was enthralled with the theatre stage. As the youngest of 12 kids in the Bansley home, this graduate of Christ […]

The Quilter’s Trunk – A Pillar of Our Community 

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  The Quilter’s Trunk, 10352 S. Western, a quilting, sewing and embroidery boutique, has been serving the area since 2015.  Over the course of those 5 years, owner Katie […]

The Amazing Value of  ‘Free’ 

By Kristin Boza  Beverly Free Box is a Facebook community of 3,000 neighbors who give away items no longer needed to anyone willing to swing by and grab it from their porch.   This […]

New Neighbor: Andrew Lindstad 

By Kristin Boza  Andrew Lindstad moved from Logan Square to Beverly/Morgan Park last December to be closer to his passion: His job. Linstad is the Director of Development and Marketing at the Beverly Arts Center, […]

School Update: Education, Community and Grit 

By Tina Jenkins Bell  BAPA School Liaison  In February 2020, the corona virus pandemic hit hard and held a harsh grip on Beverly/Morgan Park and other communities around the country, making […]

BAPA Takes Pledge to Save The Monarchs 

By Cathriona Fey  BAPA Community Outreach Liaison  Over the last two decades, the eastern monarch butterfly has experienced a more than 80% decrease in population. This orange and black-winged species, the […]