Think Before You Click: Ten Years Running  

By Brittany Wiley  BAPA Business Liaison  Ten years ago, a specialty running store, Running Excels, 10328 S. Western, opened their doors to our community.  Since then, Beverly Lynch has been providing us with a personalized shopping experience and quality products to ensure comfort, fit and support.    But you don’t have to be a runner to shop there.    “Many people are now walking […]

Eat, Drink and Shop Local

Responding to the coronavirus requires us to maintain a safe distance – not what we’re used to in our close-knit, sociable community. Even from home we can work together to make it through these unprecedented times and stay informed on what is changing and what is needed. Below is a list of Beverly/Morgan Park restaurants […]

BAPA and Running Excels Launch Ridge Run 5K Walk to Run Program   

BAPA and Running Excels are launching a Ridge Run 5K Walk to Run program designed to get non-runners from the couch to the starting line on Memorial Day, Mon., May 27.    Specifically designed by Running Excels for walkers, the eight–week plan starts Sat., Apr. 6 and breaks down, week by week, a walker’s journey to becoming a runner. Participants will meet at Running Excels, 10328 S. […]

Runners Beat Heat for a Great Ridge Run

Despite record high temperatures, more than 2000 runners participated in the 10K, 5K run, 5K walk, 10K-5K Challenge and Youth Mile on Memorial Day morning, and everyone received a finisher’s medal, and the top three winners in each age group in the 10K and 5K run received an additional award. The 5K walk and Youth […]

On Your Mark… Get Set… BAPA’s 41st Annual Ridge Run is May 28

By Abby Johnson Rescue your running shoes and jogging shorts from underneath that suffocating pile of hats and gloves – it’s time to get ready for Beverly Area Planning Association’s annual Ridge Run on Memorial Day, Mon., May 28. For the 41st consecutive year participants will race through the historic Beverly/Morgan Park neighborhood to the […]

South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 40th Annual South Side Irish St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at noon on Sun., Mar. 11, marching down Western Avenue from 103rd Street to 115th Street. The South Side Irish Parade has grown into the largest community-based St. Patrick’s Day Parade outside of Ireland. This year’s parade will feature 100 entries including […]

Support BAPA Business Members this Holiday Season

By Kristin Boza There’s no shortage of shops, restaurants, and service businesses in Beverly/Morgan Park. Here’s the ultimate BAPA business member gift guide for your holiday shopping. During the holidays and all year, support the businesses that support our community. Organize the Perfect Holiday Party Call 4 Star Windy City DJs at 708-254-0608 for info […]

BAPA MemberProfile: Bev Lynch, Running Excels

Bev Lynch, owner of Running Excels, 10328 S. Western, is an avid BAPA supporter. The store sells running shoes, clothing and accessories for runners at every stage — from casual runners to those training for a marathon. “BAPA does a great job of supporting me and all businesses in the neighborhood,” Lynch said.  “They’ve written […]

Start the Year with a Plan for Fitness

If you’ve made the resolution to get – or stay – fit this year, there are a lot of neighborhood places where you can make that happen. How do you decide which place has what you’re looking for? Many offer a first class at no or low cost, so trying several would be great. Here’s […]