BAPA Awarded 192 Milkweed Plugs to Propel Save the Monarchs Initiative 

  With Spring just around the corner, some of Beverly/Morgan Park’s community gardeners are gearing up to add fresh milkweed to their gardens. Monarch Watch, a nonprofit education, conservation, and research program based at the University of Kansas, recently selected six of our neighborhood gardens as recipients for flats of milkweed to promote more monarch and pollinator-friendly habitats in the […]

BAPA Board Welcomes Pettiford as New President 

  This month, Michele Pettiford steps into her new role as president of the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) Board of Directors. She plans to “hit the ground running,” looking back at the lessons of 2020 to evaluate BAPA’s goals for 2021.   “We are still navigating an international pandemic that has impacted every aspect of […]

12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle: November Surprises! 

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  BAPA’s 12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle got off to a spectacular start with lots of people competing for creative collections of goods, services and meals from Beverly/Morgan Park businesses. For just $20 per ticket, people have a chance to win a prize that’s worth $1500! Each package has a theme […]

Win-Win!  12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle Supports Local Businesses 

Win-Win!  12 Weeks of Christmas Raffle Supports Local Businesses  Your $20 investment could win a prize valued at $1500. That alone is a great deal. But when you add in that your $20 is also supporting dozens of neighborhood businesses and raising funds to keep our community strong, AND offering a new prize every week through Dec. 23, BAPA’s […]

Beauty and Community: BAPA Hosts the Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk

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 […]

Please Support BAPA’s Work in Our Community

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 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 […]

History Mystery Bike Adventure 

More Mystery, More Adventure & More Fun for the Whole Family  As most community events are being cancelled, BAPA is bringing back a retooled, social distancing-friendly version of its popular History Mystery Bike Tour. An exciting way to see the neighborhood, harness sleuthing skills, and get in some active outdoor time with family and friends, new History Mystery Bike Adventure […]

A Message from BAPA’s Board President

By Maureen Gainer Reilly Unprecedented. It’s a word that most of us almost never used to use, and now it’s become the word we call on every day as our community, city, state and country respond to the novel coronavirus. It’s a word that has grown to evoke negative connotations, but it is also a […]