Entries by BAPA Intern

BAPA Has One Goal: Improving the Community 

From representing our community’s best interests with city government to planting trees on neighborhood parkways, the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) is at work making Beverly/Morgan Park the place where we love to live.  BAPA’s staff are changemakers, connectors and cheerleaders, and everything they do has one goal: Improving the community.   BAPA Means Business  Building on the organization’s core programs, BAPA has been expanding and updating services, starting with staff.  In […]

Shopping, Sampling & Smiling: 3rd Annual Sip & Shop  

Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA), 19th Ward Office and Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association will present the 3rd annual Sip & Shop Girls Night Out on Thurs., Sept. 26, 6 to 11 p.m. Shoppers are invited to take advantage of free bus transportation that will travel between the 99th and 103rd Street shopping districts continuously that evening.   Businesses in the train station […]

Help for Weighty Issues 

By Eileen McNichols  Little Company of Mary Hospital  One of the most common health challenges in the United States today is obesity. Obesity is a medical term that refers to a Body Mass Index (BMI) that increases the risk for serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, certain types of cancer and joint disease. Many people […]

On the Spot 

By Claire O’ Malley  Steve English, co-owner of the Blossom Boys on 103rd street, and therapist Patricia Ahern have started a new art and writing group called the Rainbow Youth Connections. Rainbow Youth Connections is a group for LGBTQ teens, but all are welcome.   The first meeting was on Tues., Aug. 6. My mom and I drove over to the […]

Midnight Circus Back at Ridge Park

By Kristin Boza   Secure your spot under the “little big top” when Midnight Circus in the Parks returns to Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Dr., on Sat., Sept. 28 and Sun., Sept. 29 with shows at 2 and 5 p.m. both days.  Midnight Circus in the Parks brings together incredibly talented artists and performers from all over the globe to perform […]

The 4th R is Refuse Plastic Packaging

By Mary Jo Viero  How can we eat less plastic? Let’s start by refusing to buy food that is unnecessarily packaged in plastic wrap and containers.   Why is it necessary to wrap corn in plastic?  To charge more? To make it convenient?  If we really stop and think about it, this is such a waste on all levels.  Corn comes in a perfectly […]

Third times the charm!

By Talie Leeb  It may be an old saying, and a trite one at that, but for Ayanna McClain, an 8th grader at Christ the King School, the third time really was the charm.   Ayanna, an outside hitter for both Christ the King and Chicago Elite’s club volleyball team, had dreamed about attending the Girls Future Select camp […]

BAPA Welcomes New Neighbors, Invites All Neighbors to Get Involved  

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Community Organizer  Are you new to the neighborhood?   Moving to a new community can be overwhelming.  Trying to meet people and learn about everything the neighborhood has to offer takes time and is not always easy.  BAPA is making this process easier by hosting a new neighbor meet and greet on Tues., Oct. 1.    […]

A New Direction Looks to Annual Benefit to Fund Growth 

A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park (AND), the community’s only domestic violence agency, will host its 2019 fundraiser Sat., Oct. 26, 7 to 10 p.m., at Ridge Country Club, 10522 S. California.  Musical entertainment, open bar and hors d’oeuvres highlight this annual event, along with a grand raffle and silent and live auctions.  The benefit is AND’s largest annual fundraiser and, traditionally, all proceeds help the agency sustain AND’s programs and services, including Legal Advocacy, Education and Counseling, Children’s Therapy and Teen Outreach […]

Business Spotlight  Sports + Ortho Revolutionizes Physical Therap

By Kristin Boza   Sports + Ortho Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, 10909 S. Western Ave., takes a unique approach to physical therapy that focuses on revolutionary techniques designed to elevate patient outcomes.  As a woman-owned, community-based, locally supportive PT clinic, Sports + Ortho owner Dahlia Fahmy requires her physical therapists to achieve higher levels of certifications in […]