Entries by BAPA Intern

BAPA’s Ridge Run Offers Paces and Races for All Runners; 

BAPA’s Ridge Run Offers Paces and Races for All Runners;  Memorial Day Parade Follows Races to Ridge Park  The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) invites runners of all ages, paces and distances to participate in the 42nd Annual Ridge Run on Memorial Day, Mon., May 27. Runners can compete for a share of the $1800 in cash prizes or simply race to place in age categories ranging from 6 to 80 or beat […]

20th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Set for Mother’s Day  

20th Annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Set for Mother’s Day   Last year, more than 14,000 men, women and children walked the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood in commemoration of the countless wives, daughters and mothers who fought the war on breast cancer. Flash back 19 years, the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk (BBCW) only consisted of three pioneering women whose vision would inspire the Southland community […]

Village Viewpoint

By Susan Flood When I was starting my career out just of college I jumped into the blooming desktop technology industry.  Desktop PCs and Macs were in their infancy, and the industry workers, previously thought of as loners and extremists, were suddenly regarded as the young visionaries of capitalism.   I’ll never forget a conversation I had with Adobe Systems founder John Warnock when I worked […]

Love Without Boundaries: Update

A picture is worth 1,000 words. That may sound cliché, but for Srey Noun, a 17-year-old Cambodian girl born without hands or feet, the smile captured on camera when she was presented with custom made prosthetic hands revealed a life-changing experience.  The hands, custom-created using a 3D printer by Brother Rice High School engineering student Liam Coughlin, were delivered to Srey by Beverly/Morgan Park resident Paul Duggan at the end […]

Local Architect Leaves Design Legacy in Harris House 

By Carol Flynn  Ridge Historical Society  George Steele Bannister was born in New York in 1860. His family moved to Odell, Illinois when he was a young boy.  Bannister earned a BS in Architectural Engineering in 1886 from the University of Illinois. As an alumnus, he served on the board of the Chicago Club of the University of Illinois, alongside such luminaries as sculptor Lorado Taft.  In the 1890s, Bannister worked for […]

Local Agents See Strong Spring Housing Market, Buyers Coming from All Across the City 

By Liam Millerick   Living in Beverly/Morgan Park is a unique experience, especially when compared to other city neighborhoods. Much of our housing is low-density, historic single-family homes built in the early 1900s, which is a far cry from the towering apartment complexes one might see in other areas of Chicago. Part of what makes our neighborhood so special is the people who choose to live here. It’s […]

Givins Beverly Castle

By Linda Lamberty, Historian  Ridge Historical Society   Rick Kogan, beloved Chicago newspaperman, radio personality and author, and great advocate of the City’s history, is coming to the aid of our beautiful castle at 103rd and Longwood Drive. Upon hearing that the Castle faces daunting repairs to cracked turrets and other structural problems, Kogan offered Castle representatives a voice […]

Think FAST… 

  Eileen McNichols MSN, RN  Director, Pastoral Care Services and Community Health  Little Company of Mary Hospital   May is the month that we really believe summer is coming. In healthcare, we celebrate May as National Stroke Awareness month.  With early recognition and management, the number of people surviving stroke with improved functionality is steadily improving. The old saying “knowledge […]

America’s Dog & Burger Opening Soon  

By Kristin Boza  The community is getting a new hot dog and burger joint with a distinctly Chicago flair when America’s Dog and Burger opens this month at 9646 S. Western. This is the second location for the restaurant, the first located at Navy Pier. The restaurant company is owned by brothers Manolis Alpogianis and George Alpogianis, who both boast […]