May 2021 Village Viewpoint

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Executive Director  As the month of May begins, my excitement for all the good things to come is hard to contain! Our community spent the month of April engaging in projects that care for […]

Best of Beverly/Morgan Park: House Portraits 

By Kristin Boza  If you’re looking for a unique gift, commissioning a painting of a home is a special way to memorialize a childhood home, a first home, or even to bring some beautiful art to […]

New Neighbors: Jen Sabella and Ali Jakobson 

  By Kristin Boza  Jen Sabella and Ali Jakobson lived all over the city before settling in Beverly/Morgan Park. Sabella grew up in Mt. Greenwood and attended Mother McAuley High […]

The Alliance Offers Art and Performance Events 

  As the community wakes up from a long winter filled with snow and pandemic-enforced isolation, the Beverly Area Arts Alliance (The Alliance) is ready to welcome neighbors for a full schedule of visual and performance arts.   […]

Make Your Yard Monarch-Friendly 

  BAPA’s Save the Monarch initiative is increasing awareness around the declining monarch population and increasing the number of monarch-friendly habitats in the Beverly/Morgan Park community. With a goal of […]

Tulip Time Cruise 

  Imagine seeing endless fields of colorful spring tulips while sailing on the waterways of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  LaManda Joy of City Grange and Julianne Gorny of Travel Adventures and Tours are designing a river cruise next April […]

Ultimate Home Improvement Checklist 

  By Kristin Boza  Home maintenance and repair is a year-round effort, especially for our historic homes here in Beverly/Morgan Park. Spring is the ideal time to check your home’s exterior […]

Business Spotlight  SPG Chicago: Help for Home Sellers and Buyers 

  By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Standard Properties Group [SPG Chicago], 10448 S. Western Ave., was founded by husband–and–wife team Spiro Georgelos and Selena Schrimple–Georgelos.  The full–service real estate brokerage firm specializes in helping sellers navigate […]

Neighbors Advocate for Parks by Forming Advisory Councils 

By Cathriona Fey  BAPA Outreach Liaison  Beverly/Morgan Park is home to nine Chicago Park District-owned parks that serve as gathering and recreation spaces for neighbors of all ages. From playgrounds, baseball fields, tennis courts, and swimming pools, to art classes, community events, […]

Mercy Home Hero Dominic Loverde 

By Kristin Boza  Beverly/Morgan Park native Dominic Loverde is one of this year’s Mercy Home Heroes, a dedicated group of athletes who run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon while raising […]