Village Viewpoint – January 2023 

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Executive Director  Happy New Year!  I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and that, like me, you are excited for a new year to begin. […]

Village Viewpoint December 2022

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Executive Director  Today I am trying to sum up another incredible year in a few paragraphs. It’s tough because the number of things I can […]

Village Viewpoint November 2022

November is probably my favorite month of the year. It’s the time of year that is ALL ABOUT GRATITUDE.  For me, it starts with feeling grateful for my family, friends, […]

October 2022 Village Viewpoint

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Executive Director  It’s sweater weather and time for pumpkin spice everything, and I am beyond excited for my favorite season — fall! Yes, I am […]

September 2022 Village Viewpoint

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Executive Director  “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.”   – Malala Yousafzai  And just like that, […]

Village Viewpoint August 2022

I have always felt that collaboration is the key to a strong community, but now I know it is true.  Our first ever Wizarding Weekend gave me the opportunity to […]

Village Viewpoint July 2022

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Executive Director  The summer is heating up!  There is so much to see and do this month. I am looking forward to celebrating the July […]

Village Viewpoint June 2022

BAPA started as a grassroots organization and 75 years later we are still at it.   Every day we continue our commitment to connecting our community through events and programs that […]

Village Viewpoint May 2022

By Mary Jo Viero  BAPA Executive Director  I don’t think anyone in the neighborhood is more excited about the arrival of May than me!  After two long years everything is […]