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BAPA Initiates Volunteer Tutor Corps to Assist Area Students

By Tina Jenkins Bell, BAPA School Liaison Last spring, the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA), along with volunteer Eileen Klees, began to work out the details for forming the Volunteer Tutor Corps. The Volunteer Tutor Corps is a free program for helping area remote learners in need of reinforcement or homework assistance and also a […]

Beauty and Community: BAPA Hosts the Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk

It almost seems ironic that the blessings of a warm and rainy spring and the need to be productive during the isolation of a global pandemic were a winning combination for Beverly/Morgan Park’s gardens. Inspired by the exceptional beauty of our community and the need for our close-knit community to come together safely, BAPA is […]

Please Support BAPA’s Work in Our Community

CANCELLED The pandemic forced the cancellation of BAPA’s major fundraising events – Home Tour, Ridge Run & Memorial Day Parade, and Beverly Hills Cycling Classic Bikes & Brews – eliminating funding sources vital to our operations. ACCOMPLISHED Restrictions inspired BAPA to invest our scarce resources into free programs to meet the changing needs of our […]

Village Viewpoint – We Couldn’t Do It Without You!

By Mary Jo Viero, BAPA Executive Director I have to admit it. A few weeks ago, I was in a panic. Along with the rest of the world, BAPA’s “normal” was anything but. BAPA’s regular revenue streams were completely shut off: The city denied the permit for the rescheduled Ridge Run/Memorial Day Parade – too […]

Welcome to New Neighbors Brady Ruel and Nina Moore

By Kristin Boza Brady Ruel and Nina Moore moved to North Beverly in September 2019, giving them just enough time to explore all the Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood has to offer before the coronavirus forced everyone inside. Both lifelong Chicagoans – Ruel born and raised in Beverly/Morgan Park and Moore born and raised in Logan Square […]

By Brittany Wiley, BAPA Business Liaison Customer Service in the Time of Coronavirus Small business owners in Beverly/Morgan Park are thrilled (yet cautious) about reopening. A few of them share their plans with The Villager. Belle Up: Safety is in Style Belle Up, 1915 W 103rd St., is Beverly/Morgan Park’s source for stylish maternity apparel […]