As we all keep our social distance it’s more important than ever that we are a community of neighbors helping neighbors: check on one another, follow the common-sense rules for keeping yourself and others safe, and remember to support local businesses. Thank you to all medical people, first responders and others who are staying on the job to make sure our country keeps running. BAPA will keep sharing community information and updates in The Villager, in our weekly enews, on social media and at www.bapa.org.
BAPA staff is currently working from home and can be reached via email: Mary Jo Viero, Executive Director, email@example.com; Grace Kuikman, Assistant Director and Villager editor, firstname.lastname@example.org; Brittany Wiley, Business Liaison, email@example.com; Cathriona Fey, Community Outreach and Improvement, firstname.lastname@example.org; Tina Jenkins Bell, School Liaison, email@example.com; Gary Jenkins, Community Safety Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Talie Leeb, office manager, email@example.com.
BAPA Cares Resources
Now more than ever, businesses and community residents need access to resources that will help them weather the pandemic financially, physically and emotionally. The new BAPA Cares resources website provides links to a wide variety of local, city, state and federal programs that can provide the kind of help you need. Click here to connect. https://bapa.org/bapa-covid-19-response/
Ways to Help
Maple Morgan Park Community Food Pantry, 11030 S. Longwood Dr., needs donations of money and dry goods to meet increased emergency needs for people in 60643 and 60655. Needed are boxed cereal, canned chicken, tuna and salmon, bottled water and juice, pancake mix and pasta, as well as cleaning and hygiene products such as soap, disposable face masks, sanitizing wipes and diapers. Monetary donations also needed to purchase food from the Greater Chicago Food Depository; place cash and checks made out to Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry in sealed envelopes. Info: 773-239-3013 or Karen Overstreet firstname.lastname@example.org
19th Ward Office staff and volunteers continue fundraising, organizing and delivering meals that are prepared by local restaurants for first responders, medical personnel and seniors. Support this ongoing effort through the GoFundMe https://www.19thwardmobile.com/gofundme/
Turpin Cares is collecting food, hygiene products and donations to help homeless people and others in need in nearly communities. Find out what they need and how to donate www.turpincares.org/donate
Get details and sign up for the Meal Train https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/ok62yl?fbclid=IwAR2FI6-PzvxYQz-ZrDLwtdXpCMfgcWJ3aaPuKYvzYeqkoCqACeOtLY5HLtM providing meals for OSF Little Company of Mary ICU, Emergency Room and Nursing Staff.
Quilters Trunk, 10352 S. Western, and 19th Ward Office are providing fabric to make face masks for medical personnel and first responders. Here is how it works: Find plastic bags with 4 pieces of fabric (enough for 8 masks) in the blue tub that is being placed at The Quilter’s Trunk front door; make masks with two different fabrics (inside and outside); place completed masks back in the plastic bag and return them to the blue tub. Questions? email@example.com
At Beverly Bakery, 10528 S Western, the little food pantry in the front hall is open for those in need, accepting donations and giving food away, weekdays, 2 to 4 p.m. Beverly Bakery is also taking orders for carryout food weekdays until 1 p.m. Info: 773-238-5580.
Ways to Stay Healthy
Find teletherapy opportunities locally and learn about staying mentally healthy in The Villager
Telehealth services for those at risk of COVID-19 are available through OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center for people who show COVID-19 symptoms or are at a high risk for contracting the virus, but do not require emergency or inpatient care. To seek care through the program, call 833-673-5669. OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary also offers expert advice on staying well during the pandemic, including a live chat. Click here to access the website
Beverly Yoga Center is offering classes online through their website
Barre it All Fitness offers online classes at www.barreitallfitness.com and click “on demand access” to sign up.
Do Good Movement, daily yoga for adults and children at thedogoodmovement.com.
CORE Fitness and Physical Therapy offers a “virtual studio” option, Pilates and fitness classes 7 days a week, and physical therapy and telehealth appointments. Registration/info
Beverly Barre offers live Instagram workouts; get details at www.facebook.com/beverlybarrechicago/.
Treadfit is posting workout challenges on Facebook, www.facebook.com/treadfitbeverly/.
Things to Do At a Distance
The Great Connections Beverly Discussion Group is now online to read and discuss excerpts from classic texts with powerful relevance to modern life. To join, RSVP Felicia@thegreatconnections.org. Questions? Email Felicia or call 773-677-6418.
Chicago Public Schools remote learning continues. Visit your child’s school website, cps.edu/remotelearning and https://cps.edu/SiteCollectionDocuments/Remote-Learning-Guidance-for-Parents.pdf .
Edna White Community Garden and Illinois Extension Master Gardeners will be planting gardens to supply fresh produce to the Maple Morgan Park Community Food Pantry. Keep up on the details and learn how to volunteer at the Edna White Garden Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/221301244573122/
Chicago Public Library tutoring and homework assistance through Brainfuse, 2 to 11 p.m. A valid library card may be necessary to access services. Visit https://www.chipublib.org/faq/covid-19-closure/?_ga=2.132876046.1049224494.1586298026-405817805.1550598832#covid-19-closure
The Chicago Police Department has compiled a list of Internet Safety tips for parents and school aged youth https://home.chicagopolice.org/about/specialized-units/special-investigations-unit-siu/internet-safety/
The City of Chicago has a created a Coronavirus Response Center website to provide residents with access to the latest information on a range of topics regarding COVID-19. https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home.html)social&utm_campaign=osf_covid19&fbclid=IwAR3gtSzDv1_mP4BoIGabuou5zEbhv9d_8V1Ch7xO1jB4z8Xtu6RX3gsBoc0
19th Ward Service Offices, 773-238-8766 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get COVID-19 updates from the Chicago Department of Public Health at Chicago.gov.
Eat, Drink and Shop Local
Our restaurants and stores need your business! Purchase gift certificates, order carryout meals from restaurants, shop online. Dollars spent helping our business neighbors helps our community stay strong. BAPA is updating local business info www.bapa.org. If you have a business update, email info to Brittany Wiley, BAPA Business Liaison, email@example.com.
Food and Drink
For many of the following businesses, details about their hours and offerings are available on their Facebook pages.
County Fair Foods, 10800 S. Western, is open from 7 to 8 a.m. for senior shoppers only; all others can shop after 8. Countyfairfoods.net.
Southtown Health Foods, 2100 W. 95th St., is now limiting 10 customers at a time in the store. Curbside pickup and juice bar orders accepted via phone, 773-233-1856.
Markland Hubbard Gourmet Provisions, 1739 W. 99th St., 773-233-0632, is selling coffee by the cup or by the pound, as well as some pastries and gourmet packaged foods from Stonewall Kitchen and Frontier Soups. More about Markland Hubbard http://marklandhubbardgourmetprovisions.com/
Ain’t She Sweet Café, Beverly, 773-840-3309. Carryout & Delivery through GrubHub. Details https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aint-She-Sweet-Cafe/403602009999677
AndySunflower Café, 312-961-3171. Mobile, drive-up orders. Andysunflowercafe.com.
Bani’s Beets, 773-599-9764. Curbside pickup and delivery.
Nine One One BBQ Shack, 773-238-9111. No-contact curbside delivery.
Americanos, 773-941-6787. No-contact curbside delivery and margaritas-to-go.
Original Rainbow Cone, 773-238-7075. Carry-out or delivery.
Waldo Cooney’s Pizza, 773-233-9781. Delivery.
Pizzeria Deepo, 773-840-3087. Curbside pick-up.
Horse Thief Hollow, 773-779-2739. Curbside pick-up Tues. through Sat., 4 to 9 p.m. New carryout menu. Horsethiefbrewing.com.
Nicky’s Grill, 773-233-3072. Carryout & delivery. Nickysgrillandyogurt.com.
Fox’s Beverly Pub, 773-239-3212. Carryout & delivery.
Franconello, 773-881-4100. Curbside pickup and delivery.
Beverly Bakery and Café, 773-238-5580. Pick-up and delivery, until 1 p.m.
Calabria Imports, 773-396-5800. Curbside pickup and delivery, Mon through Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Manzo’s Burger was temporarily closed; check in at 773-779-5945 or manzosburger.com
Swanson’s Deli, 2414 W. 103rd St., 773-239-1197, is open for pickup and delivery, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon. through Fri., and is now offering meal kits along with regular menu and take home meals.
Open Outcry Brewing Co., 773-629-6055. Curbside pick-up and delivery. https://www.facebook.com/openoutcrybrewing/
Two Mile Coffee Bar, 773-614-8115. Order over the phone for pick up (assistance available on request).
Ken’s on Western, 773-238-0234: Free delivery and curbside pick-up, 4 to 8 p.m.; daily specials in addition to the regular menu.
Top Notch, 773-445-7218. Carryout.
Hearty Café, 773-881-1000 carry outs; delivery via Uber Eats, Door Dash and Grub Hub.
Lume’s Pancake House, 773-233-2323. Curbside pickup, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Barracos 95th Street, 773-881-4040. Area locations open 24 hours for carryout and delivery. https://www.facebook.com/BarracosPizza/
Support Local Businesses
Despite closures, businesses owners are staying connected with customers. Check out these options.
Brach’s Auto Center, 10333 S. Western, provides all repair services with free vehicle pickup and drop off, no contact dropbox, and vehicle sanitization after service. Info: 773-238-0606 or https://www.brachsautocenter.com/
Beverly Records, 773-779-0066. Shop via Facetime appointments.
Turkey Chicago, 773-941-4751. Shop online or via social media.
Belle Up, 773- 233-2442. Shop online or via social media.
Bookie’s – Chicago. Shop online including digital and audio books. Bookiesbookstores.com.
Tranquility Salon. Shop online. Tranquilitysalonco.shop.
Olivia’s Garden, 10730 S. Western, opens Sat., May 2, 10 to 4 p.m., limit of 12 customers at a time for social distancing. Details on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10224390245330844&set=gm.1894135247383272&type=3&theater
Running Excels, 773-629-8587. Curbside pickup and delivery within a 5 mile radius; regular store hours open. Details https://www.facebook.com/RunningExcels/
C&D Family Farms offers products from some of the favorite vendors from the 95th Street Farmers Market on their website https://farmersfreshdelivery.com/. The opening of the market has been postponed until further notice, but items ordered through C&D will be delivered to Beverly/Morgan Park on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Check in at the 95th Street Farmers Market Facebook https://www.facebook.com/95thstreetmarket/ for updates.
Beverly Unitarian Church is offering worship services via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BeverlyUnitarian/ on Sundays, 10:30 a.m. followed by Zoom coffee hour chat. Archived services are available on the church’s YouTube page).
Trinity United Methodist Church, offering services at http://www.chicagotrinityumc.org and church Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Trinity-UMC-of-Beverly-149497191741709/, Sundays 9:30 a.m.
Morgan Park Presbyterian Church is offering video streaming and phone-in worship. Details https://morganparkpres.org/health/?fbclid=IwAR0AbkjqyBI1GSULQHkQ3Jj72styLK2n6545_3UZTVo8CiNlvps-W0-giO4