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Steuber Florist Celebrates 75 Years

By Abby Johnson  For more than seven decades, Steuber Florist and Greenhouses, 2654 W. 111th St., has been providing the community with beautifully cut floral arrangements and plants for homes and gardens. The business, which has been family owned and operated since 1943, celebrates its 75th anniversary this month.  Scot Steuber is the store’s current owner and the […]

Salon Professionals Bill Expands Domestic Violence Awareness

By Kristin Boza Domestic violence awareness is at the forefront of the Beverly/Morgan Park community, thanks to the efforts of local domestic violence non-profit groups A New Direction and Chicago Says No More. In fact, State Rep. Fran Hurley and State Sen. Bill Cunningham sponsored an amendment to an existing cosmetology training law that was passed in Jan. […]

BAPA Partners On New Sustainability Initiative: Thomas Dowling secures $20,000 fellowship to fund local opportunities

The Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) and Beverly/Morgan Park resident Thomas Dowling announce $20,000 in funding to develop a new sustainability initiative in the BAPA service area. The initiative, which is designed to connect neighborhood residents and businesses with resources for sustainability, will begin in November.     Dowling is one of 10 young business leaders from across the U.S. […]

Call for Nominations for Bungalow Awards

It’s time to celebrate Chicago’s historic bungalows and their owners’ dedication to renovating and restoring them with the 14th Annual Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Bungalow Awards. Created by the Chicago Bungalow Association with the support of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the awards honor the creativity and efforts of bungalow owners for home improvement and restoration projects both large and small.  Awards are given […]

Business Buzz: Updates on New, Returning and Improving Businesses

By Kristin Boza  Just when it seems like the business corridors throughout Beverly/Morgan Park couldn’t get any better, something new and exciting comes along. With the holiday season quickly approaching, these businesses have something to offer every taste and style.  Head to Turkey for Unique Gifts for Yourself and Others  The 99th Street shopping district is […]

Allyship Across Identities

By Bonn Wade, LCSW  “It’s hard. It’s uncomfortable. I never know what to do or say.”   I was sitting with a friend who had just shared a racist incident that had happened at work involving two people from different backgrounds. He felt badly that he froze up when witnessing a racist comment in the co-workers’ interaction. His awkwardness […]

Givins Castle and Heritage Gallery Concert Series

Thanks to a generous gift from Beverly/Morgan Park resident Dean Miller on behalf of his late wife, Martha Swift, the historic Givins Castle and Heritage Gallery serve as venues for a series of folk music concerts, October through May.   First to perform in the Castle and Heritage Gallery Concert Series is guitarist, jazz vocalist and songwriter Al Day, who has appeared on WFMT’s Midnight Special and WTTW/Channel 11’s Sound Stage. Day entertains with keyboardist Bob Long, Sat., Oct. 6, 7 p.m., at […]

Workshop Topic is Talking Across the Political Divide

A grassroots coalition of conservative and liberal citizens is bringing its campaign to depolarize America to Beverly/Morgan Park. The Better Angels group, named from a speech to a divided nation by Abraham Lincoln, and the Social Justice Committee of Beverly Unitarian Church will cosponsor a free workshop on “How to Talk Across the Political Divide” Sat., Oct. 6, […]

Home Cooking: Make Ahead Meals

By Kristin Boza  Everyone is seeking ways to simplify their lives. Especially when it comes to dinner, it’s too easy to grab takeout or make unhealthy choices for the sake of time. Cooking a healthy meal each night means setting aside time to chop, slice, and cook — time that most people just don’t have. Preparing meals ahead […]

Village Viewpoint

By Susan Flood, BAPA Executive Director  I love “a fresh start.” Doesn’t everyone? First day of school, first day of a new job, first dates and all the excitement that comes with them.   It’s been a year of new beginnings for me and it’s been exhilarating. I’m a new empty nester riding the wave of […]