Entries by BAPA Intern

Local Students Honored for Service to Others 

  The Beverly Area Planning Association Youth Community Service Award recognizes 7th and 8th grade students from each Beverly/Morgan Park public elementary school, and a student in the 7th and 8th grade program at Morgan Park High School.    The award was established last year to honor students who are dedicated to improving their school and community by actively serving others. Students are chosen […]

BAPA’s 17th Beverly Hills Cycling Classic Set for July 19 

  The 2019 Intelligentsia Cup cycling series begins on Fri., July 19 with the Beverly Area Planning Association’s (BAPA) 17th annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic and Bikes and Brews Festival. The race start/finish line and festival site will be located at the St. Barnabas Parish parking lot, 10100 S. Longwood Drive.   Day one of the 10-day Prairie States Cycling Series Intelligentsia Cup racing series features events for professional and elite amateur riders competing in […]

Why We Moved to Beverly – Danielle and Brad Cain 

By Kristin Boza  House hunting is hard, especially when there are so many great areas of the city and nearby suburbs to check out. For Danielle and Brad Cain, Beverly/Morgan Park wasn’t on their initial radar, but once they spent some time in the community, they quickly realized the neighborhood can’t be beat.  “The first time we came here, […]

Recipe for a Happy Summer

  The science of happiness has come a long way.  Of course, the recipe for happiness varies from person to person, but scientists will state that they have data on what makes most of us miserable.  Growing up, all of us, young and old, have adopted a “school’s out” mindset.  A break in routine brings along with it a more carefree outlook.  Here, […]

Main Street Program Focus is Strengthening Local Businesses 

  The National Main Street Center has selected the Morgan Park Beverly Hills Business Association (MPBHBA) to participate in its Chicago UrbanMain program. The MPBHBA will receive technical assistance and capacity building to foster community-driven economic development in Beverly/Morgan Park. This work is made possible by generous support from Groupon. UrbanMain, a program of the National Main Street Center, […]

South Side Summer: Local Entertainment 

  Castle Benefit Concert  When thinking in terms of memorable Beverly/Morgan Park architecture you’d be hard pressed to find a building more iconic than the Givins Beverly Castle. Looking as though it would be more at home on some craggy moor, or perhaps a TV set, rather than at the corner of 103rd and Longwood, it’s hard to imagine our neighborhood without our […]


  PARK NEWS  Special Recreation Programs   Chicago Park District Special Recreation activities have been added at Ridge Park  9625 S. Longwood Dr, and Kennedy Park, 11320 S. Western. The program offers  recreation opportunities for people with disabilities.   Ridge Park first began offering special recreation programs in the winter class session, and the popular program has continued. This summer, participants come to the park with their […]

Neighborhood Notes

Operation Help a Hero Collection. The Operation Help a Hero drive to collect household items to help homeless veterans make the transition from shelters to transitional or permanent housing continues through July 15. Drop off basic items needed to set up a home at the 19th Ward Office, 10400 S. Western, or at Jewel-Osco stores.   Food Pantry Seeks […]

Out and About: News from Our Neighbors 

  Christ the King 2050 Groundbreaking  Work will soon be underway on an addition and remodeling at Christ the King School in north Beverly, and there is no shortage of excitement! The old convent will be gutted and remodeled, and a small addition will be built. The addition will house new kindergarten rooms; new rooms for […]