Entries by BAPA Intern

The Great Connections presents Reason and Power

The Great Connections presents Reason and Power, a week-long seminar for people age 16 to 24 who want to hone their reasoning, learn writing from a professional and connect with passionate and principled young people from around the world, Sat., Jan. 4 through Sat., Jan. 11, The Great Connections, 11107 S. Longwood Dr., 2nd floor. […]

Healthy New You in 2020 

By Kristin Boza   What better time than a new decade to get healthy for once and for all? Bloom Natural Solutions to Wellness, owned by Candice Cuevas, helps people set and accomplish goals, explore new foods, reduce cravings, and increase energy.  Modifying your lifestyle is not easy, and many people fail numerous times before sticking with […]

Healthy Habits from Sutherland Wellness Committee

By Kristin Boza  Sutherland Elementary School, 10015 S. Leavitt St., initiated a parent-driven wellness committee that began to explore how to enhance recess time and improve school lunches. Now, the committee has taken on additional actions to ensure students are learning how to incorporate a variety of wellness activities in their daily lives.  “Last year, our parents took the […]


By Caroline Connors  A community-led initiative to revitalize the Western Avenue business district in Beverly/Morgan Park is underway following a community meeting hosted by the Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association (MPBHBA) in fall.  The meeting, which was held in the community hall at Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th Pl., unveiled the results of an online survey that asked […]

Village Viewpoint

On the snowy Monday of Dec. 16, the BAPA staff started the day with this wonderful email from neighborhood resident Barbara Gyarmathy:   “I just want to let you know how awesome I think BAPA is. When I was traveling south down Western on Saturday during your Cookie Crawl, I was treated to the sight of so many people walking down […]

Gear Up for Winter Running 

Gear Up for Winter Running  The Ridge Run is six months away, but that doesn’t mean you should spend the winter hibernating.   Bev Lynch, owner of Running Excels, 10328 S. Western, encourages people to keep up with a running schedule so they don’t lose strength, pace and fitness.   Winter weather does pose some challenges for […]

What’s the SCORE? 

By Kevin Scanlan  Certified SCORE Mentor  Legalized Recreational Marijuana Challenges for Employers  The Cannabis Act, legalizing the use of recreational marijuana for residents in Illinois over 21 years of age, went into effect on Jan. 1. Individuals can possess 30 grams of marijuana flower (buds) and 5 grams of marijuana concentrate for their personal use.   The Act provides the most extensive workplace protections for employers of any marijuana legalization statute in the country. (NOTE: […]

Set Your Sights on Ridge Run 2020 

Set Your Sights on Ridge Run 2020  Sign up by January 12 and save  Is this the year you do your first Ridge Run?   Is this the year you beat your personal best time?  Is this the year you organize a team?  Is this the year you march in the parade?  The 2020 Ridge Run and Memorial Day Parade are filled with opportunities […]

Winter Tips 

By Kathryn Cavanaugh, RN, MSN,   LCMH Manager Health Promotions  Winter in Chicago presents dangers to the elderly and the people who care for them. Chilling temperatures and treacherous snow and ice can terrorize the elderly and their caregivers. There are certain ways to maximize safety for this vulnerable population.  Here are a few things to keep in mind to […]

January Nightlife

BACinema: “All is True,” Weds., Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. Judi Dench and Ian McKellen co-star in this story of an aging Shakespeare’s, played by director Kenneth Branagh, return to his hometown after his beloved theater burns to the ground in a catastrophic accident. Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Tickets $6/ $5 BAC members, 773-445-3838 or www.beverlyartcenter.org  Concerts at […]