By Susan Flood, BAPA Executive Director It’s that time again in our Village in the City! Time to pull the bulky sweaters out of mothballs, take inventory of whether you own anything green, and start sprucing up the house for the company. St. Patrick’s Day is our chance to continue a tradition that has our community has […]
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By Carol Flynn, Communications; and Linda Lamberty, Historian; Ridge Historical Society Gertrude Blackwelder made history on Saturday, July 26, 1913, when she cast her ballot in Morgan Park’s special election on building a new high school. Reported Town Talk, a local paper, “As this was the first opportunity given women of Cook County by virtue of the recently enacted Women’s Suffrage law to vote upon questions other […]
Lori Smith grew up on Chicago’s West Side, attending Notre Dame School for Girls and Jones Commercial High School. In 1973, she married Jim Smith, a South Sider and they started their family. The only real “battle” they had was Chicago Cubs or Chicago White Sox, until 16 years ago when Lori was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS). […]
By Kristin Boza Last month, Gary Jenkins joined BAPA’s core team as the new Education and Safety Program Coordinator. In this role, Jenkins will be a resource for local schools and parents, as well as work with the 22nd District Police and 19th Ward Office to promote neighborhood safety initiatives. Jenkins has lived with his wife Sharon in […]
O’Brews & Views & YOU! Join BAPA to raise a pint on the Open Outcry rooftop, cheering our community and watching the South Side Irish Parade, Sun., Mar 17. The 21 and over party begins at 10:30 a.m. and features eats, beats, brews and an exclusive birds-eye view of the South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade from the new rooftop seating area at the […]
Five artists meditate on the mystery, magic and beauty of our planet, and the impact of our growing detachment from nature’s wisdom in “Grappling With A Luminous Doom,” an exhibit hosted by the Beverly Area Arts Alliance at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., opening Sun., Mar. 3, 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit continues to Apr. 7, and reflects the disconnect between “modern” […]
By Grace Kuikman Kathy Sanders and Mary Lenzini both looked into the Holistic Riding Equestrian Therapy (HRET) because they love horses. Certainly, getting to work with horses as HRET volunteers is a nice part of the commitment. But what Sanders and Lenzini – and so many other HRET volunteers – have come to really love is the people […]
By Scott Ware For some years now the City of Chicago has been marketing rain barrels as an almost painless step we can take to contribute to the ecology while saving on our water bills. Many homes are still connected to over-loaded city storm sewers. Installing rain barrels can cut you off from the municipal system. The barrel boosters are a little more enthusiastic […]
Irish culture and pride are exhibited throughout the month of March in Beverly/Morgan Park. Here are some of the cultural activities being planned. South Side Irish Parade Steps Off on St. Pat’s Day The South Side Irish Parade will march down Western Ave. from 103rd St. to 115th St. on St. Patrick’s Day, Sun., Mar. 17 stepping off at 12 p.m. This […]
By Kristin Boza A new name, a new location, but the same amazing barbecue: Nine One One BBQ Shack, 2734 W. 111th St., is on deck to save any hunger emergencies. Known as 19 Paul BBQ at its former location at 111th and Vincennes, Nine One One delivers the same tastes that locals have come to love, and a name that keeps neighbors mindful of the people […]
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