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Green Initiatives for Neighborhood Homeowners

Energy saving technologies can simultaneously reduce environmental impact and save homeowners money. However, many energy-saving technologies have prohibitively expensive upfront costs. Although adoption of these technologies reduces overall costs, it often takes several years before savings cover the initial purchase.  As a result, federal, state, and local governments, nonprofits, and businesses have created incentive programs […]

Cheers to 95 Years for St. Barnabas Church

By Erin Shea Smith  At five o’clock Christmas morning 1924, Father Timothy Hurley celebrated the first Mass of St. Barnabas Church. Now, 95 years later, the church is gathering to honor and commemorate those who devoted their time, talent and treasure to the Catholic community.  The Cheers to 95 Year Gala, taking place Sat., Feb. 9, 6 p.m. to […]

BAPA Home Expo

Connect With Experts on Home Improvement and Restoration Since the 1970s, the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) has been connecting area residents with local tradespeople when they need help maintaining and repairing their vintage homes. On Sun., Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the BAPA Home Expo will showcase professionals offering foundation-to-ceiling advice on […]

Workshop Topic is: Reducing Your Energy Bill

BAPA and Beverly/Morgan Park resident Thomas Dowling are partnering with Peoples Gas and ComEd to offer a workshop on reducing your energy bill and environmental impact Wed., Jan. 9, 7 p.m., BAPA Community Room, 11109 S. Longwood Dr. Workshop presenter Amy Bobel, Peoples Gas and ComEd Outreach coordinator, will discuss opportunities for ComEd customers to […]

Village Viewpoint January 2019

By Susan Flood, Executive Director What will 2019 bring for Beverly/Morgan Park residents?  If you are like most people you’ll spend at least a few minutes this week looking ahead, making plans and, dare I say it, making a new year’s resolution or two.  This often includes a process of looking back as well as […]

BAPA Board Profile: Maureen Gainer Reilly

By Kristin Boza Meet Maureen Gainer Reilly, BAPA board president. Gainer Reilly has served on the board for three years, the past two as president. Her role at BAPA is to work to promote the Beverly/Morgan Park community to residents throughout the city, while also connecting neighbors and acting as an advisor to BAPA staff. […]

Thank You Neighbors

Once again, our generous Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors have come through to support BAPA and our community. Donations reached, then exceeded, the $25,000 challenge for a matching grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust. “The tremendous response from our community is so gratifying,” said BAPA Executive Director Susan Flood. “Our mail box and inbox […]

The Arts: Batik Exhibit is Explosion of Color and Themes

By Linda Lamberty An explosion of color and themes welcomes visitors to the exhibit of works by the late Ethel Wirtshafter (1909-2009) at Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave. The art works all clearly show the exquisite touch of the much-loved local artist. RHS has the distinct honor to have these works, most […]

Schools: Sutherland Elementary Wins Grant

By Kristin Boza Kids’ lives revolve around whatever is going on at their school. Knowing that schools bring together communities, Sutherland Elementary School principal Meg Burns sought and earned a grant worth $120,000 annually for five years through the Community Schools Initiative (CSI). CSI is comprised of corporate and philanthropic leaders who support school-community partnerships […]