BAPA Board Profile: Maureen Gainer Reilly

By Kristin Boza Meet Maureen Gainer Reilly, BAPA board president. Gainer Reilly has served on the board for three years, the past two as president. Her role at BAPA is to work to promote the Beverly/Morgan Park community to residents throughout the city, while also connecting neighbors and acting as an advisor to BAPA staff. […]

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 Member Profiles

We’re BAPA Members. Are You?  Ryan Steinbach & Steve English, The Blossom Boys  “Ten years ago we discovered this mysterious place called Beverly, intrigued by a flower shop for sale. Like too many North Siders, we had never been here. We chose to stay, opened The Blossom Boys and purchased our home. We were different in many ways and […]

BAPA Member Profiles

Bill & Aileen Halvorsen “We bought our house in Beverly/Morgan Park in 2005 and have benefited from BAPA ever since, starting with the new neighbor packet that BAPA sent us when we moved in. We’ve attended so many fun BAPA-sponsored events over the years — Ridge Run, Beverly Cycling Classic, the pub crawl — and are […]

BAPA Board Member Profile: Craig Huffman

By Grace Kuikman Craig Huffman, a BAPA Board member since 2016, moved to Beverly/Morgan Park from Hyde Park in 2008. Huffman and his wife, Rebeca, learned about the neighborhood when visiting friends. “I fell in love with the community,” Huffman said, citing the mix of small town feel and big city appeal that has drawn […]

95th Street Farmers Market Opens for the Season

By Kristin Boza Grab your reusable shopping bags and your appetite, then head to the 95th Street Farmers Market on opening day, Sun., May 6 in the commuter parking lot at 95th and Longwood Dr. The market is open every Sunday through Oct. 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine. This year’s […]

Home Cooking: Mead with a Meal

By Kristin Boza Home Tour attendees are in for a literal treat with the pairing of Ellie’s Cafe and Wild Blossom Meadery. This partnership provides a delicious dish prepared by Ellie’s chef and owner Cathy Stacey with a mead pairing provided by Greg Fisher, owner of Wild Blossom Meadery. “When I was told I would […]

Know Your Neighbors: Kevin & Karen O’Malley

By Kristin Boza Community Involvement with a Splash of Coffee Kevin and Karen O’Malley made a huge splash on the neighborhood small business scene when they opened B-Sides Coffee + Tea, 9907 S. Walden Pkwy., last summer. The family moved to Beverly/Morgan Park three years ago and are raising their children, Cassidy, 2 and Aiden, […]

RMH Design Puts a Modern Touch on Vintage Appeal

By Grace Kuikman It’s likely that you’ve seen designs by Robin Harmon, owner of RMH Design. In recent years, six of the outstanding residences featured on BAPA’s Home Tour have undergone beautiful transformations designed by Harmon, and certainly you’ve spotted someone wearing am item of clothing from her boutique and thought, “I wonder where she […]

Fitness 2018: Body, Mind and Spirit

By Kristin Boza The start of a new year is a new chance to get or stay healthy, but we’re often doomed by the cold, gloomy weather that encourages hibernation. Luckily, BAPA business members offer numerous opportunities to keep you motivated to follow through on your New Year’s resolutions all year long. Body Tai Chi, […]