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 […]
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By Brittany Wiley Michelle Bryant-Smith and her husband Maurice Smith opened Little Hoppers Play Café, 2670 W 111th St., in August. It’s an interactive and creative boutique style play space for kids age seven and under and a café for families. The idea for the Play Café was birthed out of Bryant-Smith’s frustration as a […]
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 […]
By Gary Jenkins, BAPA Safety Liaison I have lived in the Beverly/Morgan Park community for the past sixteen plus years. My wife Sharon and I moved here from the 6500 block of Sangamon Street. I am originally from New York City, so Englewood was my first taste of Chicago. Most of Englewood then, as it […]
By Kristin Boza Dance and art are passions of new neighbors Megan Wright and Nate Otto. Wright grew up in Beverly/Morgan Park and built a dance and art career on the foundation she learned at the Beverly Arts Center. Otto, who grew up between Deerfield and Michigan, is a talented artist seeking to leave his […]
It’s been reported in publications from the LA Times to the Washington Post: As many as one third of Americans are delaying medical care because they are afraid of being exposed to the coronavirus. The result it that people could become seriously ill or even die not from the virus, but from leaving critical medical […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Beverly Area Planning Association
1987 W. 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60643