By Liam Millerick BAPA Property Preservation Services The residents of Beverly/Morgan Park have done an excellent job preserving the old and historic homes within our neighborhood. BAPA is revitalizing it’s Housing and Historic Preservation Committee to revisit housing initiatives and identify buildings that may need proactive attention and planning, and to provide expanded resources for […]
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Matt and Julie Gandurski The Gandurskis bought their house in West Beverly a little over a year ago, and are finding it a great spot for their young children, Benny, 2, and Ellie, 3 months. Matt, a musician, music talent buyer, and bartender for Lagunitas Brewery’s Chicago Taproom, grew up at 104th and Leavitt and […]
The City of Chicago is collecting live Christmas trees for recycling, Sat., Jan. 5 through Sat., Jan. 19. Local drop off locations are Kennedy Park, 11320 S. Western, and Mount Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St. Place trees into stalls designated for collection. Before you drop off a Christmas tree, remove off all ornaments, tinsel […]
The Morgan Park Junior Woman’s Club will hold the annual Work Out to Wipe Out Domestic Violence (WOWO) benefit day earlier this year: Sat., Feb. 9. The event’s objectives are to raise awareness about the serious issue of domestic violence, and to raise funds for the local domestic violence agency, A New Direction Beverly Morgan […]
By Kristin Boza The magical time of year when New Year’s resolutions are made is here. At the top of most lists is getting healthy, including eating better and working out more consistently. Jenny Harkins, BAPA business member and owner of Treadfit, 10458 S. Western, shares her tips on turning a New Year’s resolution into […]
By Kevin Scanlan Certified SCORE Mentor It’s the law! When considering starting a business, there are several laws and regulations of which you need to be aware. One of the first is the legal structure of the business. Will you be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a C corporation, an S corporation or a […]
Sign up for Ridge Run by Jan. 15 and Save $5. Registration is open for BAPA’s Ridge Run on Memorial Day, Mon., May 27. If you sign up by Jan. 15, you can save $5 on race fees. The Ridge Run features a 10K run, 5K run and walk, and one mile youth run. […]
By Susan Flood, BAPA Executive Director When I joined BAPA’s team six months ago I was very vocal with my viewpoint that Beverly/Morgan Park is the city’s most well-kept secret. As I drive to work down Longwood from 95th to 1111th every morning I am consistently struck by the very same emotion: These amazing places are in my own backyard! Passing such a wealth of architectural gems on a daily basis makes me […]
The Black Box Theatre Series at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC) debuts with a five-performance run of “Dying City,” Christopher Shinn’s play that eloquently explores a world in which loss, grief and violence profoundly affect people’s lives. Performances are Fri., Oct. 5, Sun., Oct. 7, Fri., Oct. 12 and Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30p.m., and Sun., Oct. 14, 2 p.m. at the BAC, 2407 W. 111th St. “Dying […]
By Abby Johnson Cathy Stacey couldn’t get the image out of her head. It was of a baby sea turtle, struggling to breathe, the plastic straw descending further into the reptile’s nostril with every attempted intake of air. This disturbing story is becoming the norm for our ocean’s marine life, as a study performed by the Marine […]
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