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St. Walter School Welcomes New Principal 

By Kristin Boza  Over the summer, St. Walter Catholic School, 11741 S. Western, welcomed its new principal, Veronica Cash. Education is Cash’s second career. After earning a BA in Graphic Arts from Eastern Illinois University she felt called to the field of teaching. As principal of St. Walter, Cash is looking forward to ensuring the students stay strong academically in addition […]

Safety Update 

By Gary Jenkins  BAPA Safety Liaison  22nd District Police Community Conversations   In October, the 22nd District was among Chicago Police Department district citywide that held the first of two Community Conversations via Zoom. The session was designed to connect police with people in their districts in for productive discussions that will be used for a collaborative, community based strategic plan for each district.  Attendees were given two questions to […]

November Community Calendar

Beverly Therapists hosts low-cost monthly seminars addressing mental, emotional and relational health on the second Saturday of each month, 3 to 5 p.m.  The Nov. 14 seminar, “For Couples: Shifting Communication Patterns,” focuses on helping couples learn and use effective communication skills to improve intimacy, identify communication patterns and to help shift the outcomes of one’s relationship. Presenter Kanosha Leonard, LCPC has advanced training […]

Eat and Earn for St. Walter Elementary School 

  Grab a good solid meal at Chipotle’s (Beverly), 2302 W. 95th Street, on November 16, 2020, from 4:00p-8:00p, and they will make a donation to St. Walter Elementary School. All you need do is print and bring the fundraising flyer from Facebook    Congratulations to the Kellogg School Garden Club (1st place) and Sutherland School Outdoor Classroom (3rd place) on receiving […]

Village Viewpoint October 2020 

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Executive Director  I have to admit that I am still a little giddy a few weeks after BAPA’s  first–ever Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk.  After six months of disappointments and setbacks, the ability for BAPA to do what we do best was a tremendous gift.  We were able to bring our community together for a special event for the first time all year!  Our […]

New Neighbors: Galmore Family  

  New neighbors Paris and Kanisha Galmore, along with 11-year-old Cameron and 10-month-old McKenzie, decided to make Beverly/Morgan Park their new home in Aug. 2019. Previously, the family lived in Oakbrook, but decided to move after Paris’ sister and her husband moved to Beverly/Morgan Park.    “After coming to visit my sister a few times and taking […]

Orchids & Onions 

Orchids & Onions  Orchids to all the businesses involved in the 12 Weeks of Christmas raffle. Their creativity and passion is inspiring!  Orchids to Steuber Florist & Greenhouse for donating beautiful mums, pepper pants and a planter to add fall color to the fabulous yard in West Beverly showcased on BAPA’s Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk in September. The Steuber family is not just generous to BAPA and our community, […]

New Format for Open House Chicago  

  The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) will present nearly 50 online programs and trails for self-guided biking, driving and walking during the 10th annual Open House Chicago (OHC) festival. Reconfigured for outdoor and remote attendance, OHS will run from Fri., Oct. 16 through Sun., Oct. 25.  OHC offerings highlight more than 20 Chicago neighborhoods and two suburbs […]

Business Spotlight: Veola’s Spa 

By Kristin Boza  With stress levels rising high, finding the time to relax and engage in self-care is absolutely necessary to preserve mental health and give the body a much-needed boost. Veola’s Day Spa and Wellness Center, 2150 W. 95th St., owned by mother-daughter duo Veola James and Jasmine James, has developed its own reopening strategy to ensure the safety of […]

Preparing Your House for Sale 

By Mark Mielnicki  The decision to sell your house has been made and you have opened the proverbial door to a multitude of other decisions. How much should you list it for? Which improvements should be made, and will you obtain the desired return on investment? How do we get buyers to choose our house over others in our neighborhood?  The goal is to quickly procure a buyer at the highest price. Most […]