Entries by BAPA Intern

Remnants and Remains: New Works by Elaine Miller at BAC 

By Kristin Boza  Beverly/Morgan Park artist Elaine Miller is showcasing her latest works in “Remnants and Remains” at the Beverly Arts Center, Simmerling Gallery, 2407 W. 111th St. Miller’s passion for the natural world seeks to encourage others to enjoy and take care of the natural spaces around us. Her exhibit revolves around four mural-sized paintings based on […]

Business News: Eat Out to Help Out Campaign 

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Restaurants have been one of the hardest hit businesses during the pandemic. The people in this community, BAPA, the business associations and Ald. Matt O’Shea have been doing all they can to help support them.  But what will happen when the weather turns cold?  Restaurants like Ken’s, Americanos, Open Outcry and Horse Thief Hollow have put so much energy and […]

The Boy Scout Heart

By Seamus Murphy, Star Rank Scout and Troop 607 Historian  On June 10, 1929, a train crew employee for the Grand Trunk Western found a young boy lying along the railroad tracks in Palos. The boy was dead. His body was taken to the nearest undertaker and after a time was moved to the county morgue. The boy’s body remained there, unidentified, for 22 days. The only hint […]

Sprout & Berry 

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Born and raised in Beverly/Morgan Park, Claire Richards has been immersed in the community for her whole life.  She comes from a family of entrepreneurs who own DiCola’s Seafood, Olivia’s Garden and Candace’s Antiques.  After receiving her MBA in marketing and social media in 2013, Richards started her own company, Amplify7.  Since then, […]

One School’s Pandemic Response:  Back to School at All Day Montessori 

  In September, All Day Montessori students returned to school after longest break in the school’s 25-year history.  Staff planned and discussed pandemic response policies, but it was all theory until it was put into action.    Everything was sparkling clean, the tables spread apart, and the drive up/drop off signs ready for the parents.  There were new contactless thermometers, contactless sign in with the new app Transparent Classroom, and lots of […]

Critical Community Conversations 

  It has been a tough 2020 for everyone, prompting difficult question for our community and our countr. This month, Imago Dei Church will host three Critical Conversations for Beverly/Morgan Park, presenting a diverse panel of neighborhood leaders discussing a variety of viewpoints. The 90-minute discussions will be held on Wednesdays, starting promptly at 7 p.m., Imago Dei Church, 10511 S. Oakley, south wing.   Discussion topics are: How is the […]

Fall Decorating Tips for a Green Halloween 

By Kristin Boza  With the state of trick-or-treating unknown at this time, many neighbors are dreaming up ways to ensure the festive autumnal spirit is showcased throughout the community. Decorating the front lawn or porch is one way to bring some spooky spirit to your block.   Some people may forgo the visit to the pumpkin patch this year due to […]

Free Store Helps Neighbors in Need 

  Drive-up donation collection set for Oct. 10   Area residents who have been financially affected by job loss or income reduction due to the pandemic have been seeking assistance from local resources, including the Free Store at the BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. Founded by Turpin Cares, 19th Ward Mutual Aid and BAPA, the Free Store provides essential hygiene […]

October Calender

Apply to vote by mail at chicagoelections.gov/VoteByMail. The election is Nov. 3. Every vote counts!  Call the school or visit their website for information on in-person or virtual Local School Council meetings. John H. Vanderpoel Humanities Academy LSC, Tues., Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m., 773-535-2690. Sutherland School LSC, Tues., Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m., 773-535-2580, sutherland.CPS.edu. Morgan Park High School LSC, Wed., Oct. […]

Seeing the Dentist During the Pandemic  

  Dentistry is essential to a person’s overall healthcare, but many people have been reluctant to see their dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic.   According to Dr. Raunak Patel, dentists have been prepared to deal with infectious diseases for decades. “Even though dental offices are aerosol–creating environments, the benefits of going to a dentist outweigh the risks,” he said.    […]