Entries by BAPA Intern

Grace and Sid Hamper Will Receive BAPA Community Service Award 

By Grace Kuikman  For the past three decades, Sid and Grace Hamper have been tireless stewards of one of Beverly/Morgan Park’s most cherished institutions, the John H. Vanderpoel Art Association (VAA) collection of 19th and 20th century American art. As lovers of art and their community, the Hampers have committed their outstanding time and talents in abundance, Sid as treasurer, president and now president emeritus, and Grace as […]

City Grange to Open Holiday Pop-up Shop  

Shop Will Offer Holiday Decorating and Shopping Opportunities Inspired by Nature    City Grange, Chicago’s only independent social-enterprise gardening center focusing on education and organic and sustainable plants, will open its first pop-up destination just in time for the holiday decorating and shopping season.  Located at Joplin Marley Studios at 9911 S. Walden Pkwy., the City Grange Holiday Pop-up Shop […]

  We’re BAPA Members. Are You? 

  Terrence, Grayson and Carla Herr  “We are BAPA members because we believe that BAPA is the foundation of the neighborhood.  They are the eyes and ears of Beverly.  If we have questions or concerns, need a trade referral or have suggestions on community improvement, they are there to help.  BAPA supports the community in so many […]

The Pies Have It! 

A Guide to Local Pizza Places   By Kristin Boza   The stress of the holidays is fast approaching, so make it easy on yourself and indulge in the hot, cheesy goodness of pizza. Beverly/Morgan Park is lucky to be home to so many different types of pies, all of which are family-owned neighborhood staples that support the community while […]

Village Viewpoint – November 2019  

By Susan Flood, BAPA Executive Director  It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Beverly/Morgan Park.  Each passing day that I have the privilege of working for this community, I grow more and more in awe of our neighborhood and neighbors. I have developed an appetite for understanding how we got where we are today, what we’ve done right, […]

Buona BAPA Benefit 

Buona BAPA Benefit  Buona Beef, 10633 S. Western and will host a benefit day for BAPA Wed., Nov. 27, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.  It’s the night before Thanksgiving – supporting our neighborhood association is a great reason not to cook!  Present a copy of the ad printed on this page or a the digital version on your phone, and 20% of your sales will go to BAPA to support programs that directly […]

Fresh Food to Combat a Food Desert 

By Kristin Boza  Rashelle Strate is too nervous to drive on the highway, so she drives from her home in Beverly/Morgan Park through South Side neighborhoods to get to her job as a florist and gardener. During her commute, she noticed the lack of grocery stores in many South Side communities. As an avid home and professional gardener, she realized her […]

BAPA’s Cookie Crawl

Holiday Event Yields Sweet Surprises  Easy steps for holiday fun: 1. Open tin. 2. Insert cookies.   Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) is making collecting cookies especially fun at the 4th annual Holiday Cookie Crawl, Sat., Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to purchase a tin then visit participating businesses to do some shopping and pick up a cookie at each stop. Tins […]

Letter to the Editor

Am I The Only One Who Wonders About This?  I want to preface by saying that one of my favorite things to do is meet my best friend on a summer day at Open Outcry and have a beer, pizza and salad. I also love watching the sunset with a glass of wine. I was […]