Entries by Villager Editor

Thank You Neighbors!

Once again, our generous Beverly/Morgan Park neighbors have come through to support BAPA and our community. Donations reached, then exceeded, the $25,000 challenge for a matching grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust. “The tremendous response from our community is so gratifying,” said BAPA Executive Director Susan Flood. “Our mail box and inbox […]

BAPA/Driehaus Matching Grant Deadline Extended to Dec. 31

The deadline has been extended for BAPA’s challenge grant from the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust.  All donations to BAPA made by Dec. 31, 2018 will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling the value of contributions. “It’s a very exciting time in Beverly/Morgan Park, with so many young families, expanding cultural events and unique […]

Catherine Rogers ‘18 Named National Merit Scholarship Winner 

Mother McAuley graduate Catherine Rogers has been named a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship Winner by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).  She is one of 2,500 designees who were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding finalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program.   Rogers is a Beverly/Morgan Park resident and graduate of St. John Fisher School.   With a grade point average of 4.49, Rogers earned the […]

Beauty in Beverly: Newest Neighborhood Spa Sets Grand Opening 

Color Me Beauty Bar, 1810½ W. 99th St., owners Kimberly Buford and Dr. Angelique Jackson will host the shop’s grand opening Sun., June 3, 2 to 6 p.m.    Offering customers a wide range of organic fruit- and plant-based beauty treatments and products, Color Me Beauty Bar is a nail and skin care boutique that will “color” you with lavish beauty experiences using products that are natural, toxin-free, cruelty-free and environmentally friendly. They look […]

Weeding Wednesdays Keep Public Spaces Tidy

 By Abby Johnson  Mary Jo Viero didn’t like the weeds she saw piling up alongside the train tracks at the 103rd Street Station. It was a jarring sight, she said. Hideous greenery had burst from the ground and settled into the cracks and crevices of the pavement, much like unwelcome house guests.   “It was a terrible representation of our neighborhood,” said Viero, […]

Village Viewpoint: 100 Amazing Days

By Susan Flood, BAPA Executive Director I have just completed my first 100 days as Executive Director of BAPA, and, I have to tell you, I am amazed by what this organization and its community of volunteers accomplishes.   I can’t begin to count the number of times that people ask me, “What does BAPA do?” […]

The Way I See It

By Maureen Gainer Reilly, BAPA Board President    On Sun., May 20, we saw yet another successful BAPA Home Tour where over 800 visitors, both local and Citywide, were treated to a look inside five unique, fabulous homes in our beautiful neighborhood.    I am overwhelmed at the amount of people in Beverly Morgan Park who share […]

Tech Tuesdays Empower Seniors to Use Technology 

AT&T, Smith Village and BAPA have teamed up to help seniors take full advantage of using their iPhones, iPads and other devices at Tech Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th Pl. Tech Tuesdays are supported by a generous grant from AT&T.  “At AT&T, our employees are helping seniors […]