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Christmas Past

Christmas Night, 1929     This holiday letter from the archives of the Ridge Historical Society was written by  Philip and Georgiana Yarrow just two months after the most devastating stock market crash in U.S. history launched the Great Depression, and yet it is sweet, poignant, and most especially, hopeful. The Yarrows lived near 111th and Longwood Drive, […]

Getting Bookish, A Holiday Pop-Up

By Carrie Channell  Bookish, 9911 S. Wood, is not only the name of Beverly/Morgan Park’s newest pop-up, it also describes the owners Tara Baldridge and Angela Sherrill. Both women have extensive backgrounds in bookselling, writing, publishing and book marketing as well as being mothers of young children.  Bookish, a temporary store across from the 99th Street Metra Station, is set up for the […]

BAPA News: Mike Morrissey Award

Former BAPA Board Member Earns Lifetime Achievement Award  Anyone who knows Beverly/Morgan Park resident Mike Morrissey understands his dedication to the community he grew up in and still calls home, as well as his fierce commitment as a criminal defense attorney for the last 40 years. Last month, Morrissey was honored with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award […]

What’s The SCORE? Creating a Business Plan

By Kevin Scanlan, Certified SCORE Mentor  Where Do I Start?   That’s typically the first question I’m asked by a new client looking for my advice as a SCORE mentor.  Whether it’s from someone wanting to start a business or someone wanting to grow their existing business, my answer is typically the same, you need a map.  In business, your […]

Celebrate the Memories of Lost Loved Ones During the Holidays

By Jim Peltzer, LCPC  When families assemble for holiday parties and gatherings, it’s natural to remember and miss family and friends who have gone before us.  For some, this will be the first holiday without mom, dad, a child, grandparent, brother, sister, cousin or friend.  For others, their family member or friend has been gone for years.    The pain of loss is all […]