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The Numbers Game

By Andy Ventress 
 
Probability: What good is it?
What is probability? Probability is the number of ways in which event X can occur divided by the total number of possible outcomes. For example, the probability of getting a head when flipping a coin is X (getting a head) divided by the total number of possible outcomes is 2 (a head or a tail). Therefore, the probability of getting a head when you flip a coin is1/2 or 50%.
 
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Village Vignettes

 

How well do you know our neighborhood?

 
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The Numbers Game: Codes and Code Breaking

By Andy Ventress 
 
The term code is usually used for the more correct term cipher.  The process of writing codes is encryption or encoding -- converting data into a form that cannot be recognized by unauthorized persons. The process of converting encrypted data back into its original form -- “breaking the code” --  is decoding or decryption. Encryption is often a mathematical algorithm (rule).
 
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Village Vignettes

 

 

(April 2011) -- How well do you know our neighborhood? For artist and neighbor Jack Simmerling, much of what’s most beautiful about our architecture is in the details. Each month, Jack will draw a detail from a Beverly/Morgan Park building. If you can identify the building, let us know by sending the location in an email to villagereditor@bapa.org with “Village Vignette” in the subject line. The person who identifies the location correctly will receive the original of Jack’s pen and ink drawing published in The Villager. If there are multiple correct answers, a winner will be selected at random.

 
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Get Off The Couch!!

By David Boyle 
 
The Location: Favia’s Café, 10701 S. Hale
The Event: Blues and Buffet
The Time: Last Friday of the Month, 6-9pm
 
June 2011 -- When I learned my Aunt and Uncle would be visiting from England I immediately purchased tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra but couldn’t decide where else to take them. Lots of theater and dining choices - too many - so I left an evening free and waited for them to tell me what they’d like to do. While eating lunch at Favia’s Café, Aunt Win spotted a flyer advertising the upcoming Blues Night with Italian Buffet and said: “Ooo, I’d very much like to see this! Can we go?” I live 2 blocks from Favia’s so this was a no-brainer: “Of course!”
 
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Race Fans "Fan" the Cycling Action with Extra Prize Money

 
Local Residents and Businesses Support Race & Riders with ‘Primes’
 
(July 2011) -- In professional bike racing, riders are motivated by the prizes and nothing fans the action like primes – cash prizes awarded to the winners of laps in a criterium. Area residents and businesses are invited to sponsor primes in the 9th annual 100 K criterium Beverly Hills Cycling Classic coming to Beverly Hills/Morgan Park on Fri., July 8.
 
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Orchids and Onions

 
 
(October 2011) -- Orchids to Meg Messaro and Joe Nixon who recently came to the aid of a boy who suffered a concussion in a fall while riding his bike. Meg ran to the rescue when she saw him trying to stand and she realized he was confused. She helped to calm him while helping him to remember his phone number. Joe Nixon helped Meg get things under control. The boy is on the mend. This orchid, sent in by the boy’s mother, came with two post scripts: “I’m grateful for the wonderful neighbors we have in Beverly!” and “Onions to people who don’t wear bike helmets – including my son – even if it’s only for a short trip.”
 
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Local Finalists Wait for Plaza Art Competition Winner Announcement

 
A dozen local artists are waiting to hear the announcement of winners in the prestigious 29th annual Plaza Art Competition at the opening reception 
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO RIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 
Jane Nicoll was recently named Executive Director of the Ridge Historical Society 
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Smith Senior Living Appoints First Nursing Education Coordinator

 
Smith Senior Living, which operates Washington and Jane Smith Community, 113th and Western, Chicago, has named Donna Boyle to the newly established position of nursing education coordinator. Boyle will lead all training and quality assurance initiatives for the nursing department at Smith Senior Living. 
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Four Dance Gallery Students to Appear in Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker

 
Dance Gallery students and Beverly/Morgan Park residents Eleanor Albarran, 12, Brianna Harris, 11, Erin Finn, 9, and Katie Lee, 11, recently won an audition of over 200 child dancers between the ages of 9 and 14 and will perform in this year’s Joffery Ballet production of The Nutcracker.
 
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Neighbors Win 1st Place in Small Business Plan Competition

 
Pamela Cotten, Julie Perteet, and Brenda Barney, President and Vice Presidents of Urban Comforts, won first place in the 2005 Small Business Plan Competition award from the Chicago City Treasurer’s Office. 
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Helen Jean Wyatt: Contributor to Beverly/Morgan Park's Culture

By Jimmie Lee Buehler 
Helen Jean Wyatt, a Beverly/Morgan Park resident for over 80 years and recognized contributor to the community’s culture, died on October 25. 
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A Pretty Painted Lady Wins Recognition

 

The home of Beth and Tom O’Reilly at 10610 S. Leavitt was a top winner in the 2005 Chicago’s Finest Painted Ladies competition sponsored by the Chicago Paint and Coatings Association. 
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Former Resident Produces Award-winning Documentary

By Anne O'Shea 
When Danny Jacobsen was growing up in West Beverly, he dreamed his involvement in theater would lead to an acting career, but the path he took did much more than that. At age 12, Jacobsen began his journey in Pitt Players, the children’s theater company run by Gloria Pitt at Beverly Art Center. 
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Holiday Entertainment at World Folk Music Co.

 
Michael Smith’s The Gift of The Magi (Sat. Dec. 10, 8 p.m. $20) has quickly become a new holiday tradition for Chicago families and features the celebrated musical team of Jamie O’Reilly and Michael Smith.
 
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Young Actors Work Beside Professionals in "Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

 
“The most exciting moment in theater is waiting in the wings to go on stage for the first time,” said Emily Dugan, coordinator of the Beverly Arts Center School of the Arts theater classes. Dugan gets to witness that thrill as her young students prepare to perform on the Center’s state-of-the-art stage before the same footlights as Garrison Keillor, George Wendt, Paula Poundstone, Chicago Shakespeare Company, Midnight Circus and Reduced Shakespeare have performed. 
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'A Century of the Beverly Review' on Exhibit at RHS

 
‘A Century of the Beverly Review’ on Exhibit at RHS On June 17, 1905, David Herriott of Morgan Park first published The Post, later known as The Beverly Review. 
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Architecture - George A. W. Kintz

By Harold T. Wolff 
Throughout the 1890s, local architect George A. W. Kintz authored a column on house design for Chicago newspapers, particularly the Chicago Inter Ocean. Kintz he would provide a sketch of a house, a floor plan and a description. His column in the Feb. 21, 1891, issue of Inter Ocean entitled "A Frame Dwelling" is accompanied by a sketch which, in overall mass­ing and appearance, is so similar to the house at 1825 W. Monterey Ave., it is reasonable to attribute the design to him. 
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St. Walter School Bucks Trends

 
In a time when the future of Catholic education is under fire, St. Walter School is bucking the trend. With a stable enrollment, a waiting list and a maturing endowment fund, St. Walter School may well be the model for the future of Catholic education. 
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An Effective Use of Porches

By Harold T. Wolff 
Ellis House

Visitors to Beverly/Morgan Park expect to see a variety of Prairie-style compositions which are the product of a variety of architects. Frank Lloyd Wright is represented, as are some who worked with him such as Walter Burley Griffin. But many of our most interesting Prairie School works are by men who worked for Joseph Lyman Silsbee at the same time Wright did, such as George W. Maher and John M. Schroeder, or by architects who were inspired by the designs of these early Prairie School creators to cast aside historical models in favor of exploring the opportunities presented by the new style. 
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Third Baptist Church of Chicago Celebrates Grand Opening of Life Center

 


Third Baptist Church of Chicago celebrated the grand opening of their newly constructed, four-story, 57,000 sq. ft. Life Center at 1551 W. 95th St. in October.
 
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Catholic Youth Ministry Center (CYMC)

By Peggy Goddard 
Catholic Youth Ministry Center

As we approach the holiday season, the students, staff, and Board of Directors of The Catholic Youth Ministry Center (CYMC) at Morgan Park High School would like to recognize the many members of the Beverly/Morgan Park community for their commitment, time and generosity during the past year. 
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Feeding the Hungry: Maple/Morgan Park Food Pantry

By Margaret Jo Milburn 
The Maple/Morgan Park Community Food Pantry, located in Morgan Park United Methodist Church, 11030 S. Longwood Dr., is a ministry of the Beverly/Morgan Park Community of Churches and the Morgan/Maple Park Ministerial Alliance, and helps to feed local families in need. 
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2006 Jack Simmerling calendar is now available

 
The eagerly awaited Jack Simmerling calendar for 2006 is now available at the Heritage Gallery, 1915 W. 103rd St. 
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The Beverly Arts Center Calls on Area Artists and Designers

 
The Beverly Arts Center Calls on Area Artists and Designers to Contribute Creativity to Annual Auction Mirrors and Mirrored Objects Offer Reflections on Art Planning is underway for the 35th annual auction benefiting the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. 
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Molesky Retires from Barnard School

By Kay Sorich 
Alan Molesky, principal of Barnard elementary school, will retire at the end of this semester. Given his love of teaching and children, his long term plans will probably include some substitute teaching. 
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Artists Reflect on 35th Annual Beverly Arts Center Benefit Auction

Original Works Featuring Mirrors and Reflection to 
Area artists are supporting the Beverly Arts Center’s 35th annual Benefit Auction by creating and donating works on the event theme, Reflections on Art, to be auctioned off at the event on Saturday, Feb. 18. 
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Open House Saint Barnabas School Character Compassion Values

 
Saint Barnabas Catholic School, 100th and Longwood Drive, will host two open houses for prospective parents during Catholic Schools Week.  
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A Unique Business Opportunity

 
Area businesses looking for a way to expand their promotional outreach are invited to take advantage of BAPA’s unique sponsorship opportunities for special events each year including the Home Tour and Ridge Run, both held in May. 
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Girls’ Night Out Benefits BAC Auction

 
Girls’ Night Out, an evening of cocktails, elegant hors d’oeuvres and original art, will be held Thurs., Jan. 12, 7 to 10 p.m. to benefit the 35th annual Beverly Arts Center Auction. 
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World Folk Music Company Concerts Feature Jazz and Fiddle

 
World Folk Music Company (WFMC), 1808 W. 103rd St., welcomes the New Year with Jazz greats Judy Roberts and Larry Gray on Sat., Jan. 7. 
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CPS Launches Campaign to Recruit Local School Council Candidates

 
Chicago Public Schools officials are urging parents, teachers, community residents and high school students to run for their local school council. 
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First American Bank Grant Puts Beverly Arts Center Name in Lights

Beverly Theater Guild Benefit Performance Was a Si 
The Beverly Arts Center’s new electronic signs are installed, and messages about performances, classes, art exhibits and special events are now visible 24/7 to the more than 50,000 vehicles driving by 111th and Western every day. 
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Tattoo Art Exhibit at Beverly Arts Center Jan. 14 – Feb. 12

 
A glimpse into the world of Tattoo Art will be featured in an exhibit Jan. 14 through Feb. 12 in the main gallery of the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago. The opening reception is Sat., Jan. 14, 6 to 9 p.m. 
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New Barnard Principal is Welcomed

By Kay Sorich 
The Barnard elementary school community welcomed a new principal at the beginning of the current semester. 
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Art, Music and Theater – Bid on Your Favorites at the

 
Grand Piano and Original Works Featuring Mirrors to be Auctioned Feb. 18.
BAC Auction Grand Piano 

 
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7th Annual Chicago Irish Film Festival March 3 – 8

 
Chicago’s Only Event Dedicated to Contemporary Irish Cinema

Award-winning full length feature and short films highlight the 7th annual Chicago Irish Film Festival to be held Fri., Mar. 3 through Wed., Mar. 8, 2006, at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St. 
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Beverly Arts Center Auction Raffle Offers $5,000 Grand Prize

 
The lucky grand prize winner of the Beverly Arts Center Auction Raffle will receive $5,000 with an investment of only $100 and a one in 300 chance to win! 
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Business Breakfast to Feature Author of ‘Guerilla Marketing in 30 Days’

 
As a small business, do you have MORE customers than you can handle? Probably Not. Can’t decide where to begin marketing or aren’t sure how to put the pieces together? Is your advertising budget virtually non-existent? 
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Hit Musical ‘Forever Plaid’ at Beverly Arts Center in February

 
Forever Plaid at Beverly Arts Center
The hit musical “Forever Plaid” by Stuart Ross will have its southwest side professional theater premiere in February at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W.111th St., Chicago. Performance dates are Fridays, Feb. 3 and 10, and Saturdays, Feb. 4 and 11 at 8 p.m., and Sundays Feb. 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. 
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Free Landlord Training Classes Offered at 22nd District Police Station

 
The Building and Police Departments of the City of Chicago offer free Landlord Training on the last Wednesday of each month at the 22nd District Police Station, 1900 W. Monterey Ave., Chicago. 
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Kids Knit at Esmond School

 
Volunteers Needed for Knitting Classes
My Sister's Knits teach knitting at Esmond School
Carol Oprondek, owner of My Sister’s Knits knitting shop at 99th and Walden Parkway, has been teaching knitting to 3rd and 4th grade students at Esmond School, 1865 W. Montvale.
 
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St. Catjetan

By Margaret Jo Milburn 
St. Cajetan School, (SCS), 2447 West 112th St., is determined to remain a stronghold for families to pray, learn and play together in the Beverly area. 
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Beverly Arts Center Hosts 2nd Annual Art in the Garden

 
  
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Artcraft Theatre Takes the Stage at Bethany Union Church

By Kay Sorich 

Don Maldanado and Lisa Marcanio in "Honeymoon Serenade"
Don Maldonado and Lisa Marcanio as partners-in-con who create screwball comedy mayhem in ArCraft Theatre Projects' original production of "Honeymoon Serenae" which was performed in the Performance Hall at Bethany Union Church, 1750 W. 103rd St.
 
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Beverly Arts Center Hosts 2nd Annual Art in the Garden

 
The 2nd Annual Art in the Garden, a day of gardening workshops and events led by experts, will be held Sat., April 22, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beverly Arts Center 
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7th Annual Chicago Irish Film Festival March 3 – 8

 
Chicago’s Only Event Dedicated to Contemporary Irish Cinema Award-winning full length feature and short films --including a U.S. Premiere and Midwest Theatrical Premiere -- highlight the 7th annual Chicago Irish Film Festival to be held Fri., Mar. 3 through Wed., Mar. 8, at the Beverly Arts Center 
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BHUCSF Presents ‘Cinderella’ at Beverly Arts Center

 
The Beverly Hills University Club Scholarship Foundation (BHUCSF) will present the Rogers and Hammerstein musical “Cinderella” over two weekends at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. Performance dates are Fri., Mar. 24 and 31, and Sat., Mar. 25 and Apr. 1 at 8 p.m., and Sun., Mar. 26 and Apr. 2 at 3 p.m. 
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Curves Food Drive

 
Curves of Beverly and Evergreen Park are participating in the Curves Food Drive to benefit local food banks. This year they are joined by the Greater Chicago Food Depository for assistance with distribution. 
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BAC Hosts Fairy Garden Workshop

 
Cindy Wirtz, owner of Beverly Hills Flower Shop will conduct a workshop on making fairy gardens Thurs., Mar. 23, 7 p.m. at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. 
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Field the Dreams of Infant Welfare

 
Dreams of health care for Chicago's neediest children come true at Beverly Art Center March 18 
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"Leaving Iowa" Premieres at Beverly Arts Center in March

 
“Leaving Iowa,” the new hit family vacation comedy for ages 10 to 110, premieres at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago 
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Marist Players Perform "Sound of Music"

 
Marist High School Theatre Guild tunes up for a score of favorite songs from “Sound of Music: during its spring production Thurs. through Sat., March 30, 31 and April 1, 4200 W. 115th St. Show times are 7:30 p.m. plus a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Sat. 
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Mixture of Comedy and Music Coming to World Folk Music Company in Spring

 
An engaging mixture of comedy and music will be on stage this spring at World Folk Music Company (WFMC), 1808 W. 103rd St. 
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University of Notre Dame Jazz Band in Concert at St. Barnabas

 

Jazz Band , directed by Larry Dwyer and Matt Merten, the University of Notre Dame's top performing jazz ensemble, will appear in concert with the Knights of Peter Claver’s Men’s Chorus at St. Barnabas Church, 10134 S. Longwood Dr., 7 p.m., Fri., Mar. 31.
 
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BAPA Brings BH/MP Information to CREW Meeting

 

BAPA's Marcia Walsh (second from right) recently represented Beverly Hills/Morgan Park to potential investors by bringing information about the neighborhood's commercial strips to a meeting of Commercial Real Estate Executive Women - Chicago (CRES - Chicago.) Pictured with Walsh are Lois Wever, Executive Director, 95th Street Business Association (from left), Deborah Framarin, Vice President, Real Estate, Material Service Corporation, and Joanna Haerle, W.E. O'Neill Construction Company and CREW - Chicago Program Chair.

 
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A Champion of MPHS

By Peggy Goddard 
  
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Helping Young People Succeed

By Mike Oliver 
Schools play a big part in our children’s future. It’s important for parents and the community to be involved with how our schools are run and how well our children are educated. Being elected to the LSC is answering a need to help our young people succeed 
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6th Annual Garden Faire at CHSAS

 
Experts from the University of Illinois Extension Cook County and Chicago Master Gardeners will host the 6th annual Garden Faire Sat., Apr. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chicago High School of Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS), 3857 W. 111th St. 
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Meet the New Director at Forum High School

By Daniel Carroll  
Ever since The Forum for Creative Study's humble beginnings as an idea in the head of educator Jan Favia, it has been a beacon of peace, understanding through learning, and new opportunities. Now, after seven years and countless evolutionary steps, these things are still true. The entire audience of The Forum's recent fundraiser and showcase will undoubtedly vouch for these truths. Not only were they surprised by the breathtaking performances and artwork of their sons and daughters and their peers, but they were also surprised by the announcement that Favia, the founder of the school, was handing over the reigns. Jakub Kucharczyk is now the director of The Forum for Creative Study. 
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Art in the Garden Blooms With Expert Advice

 
From kitchen herbs to ash trees, water container gardens to the greatest flower shows in Europe, Art in the Garden promises interesting, innovative and inspirational ideas on Sat., Apr. 22, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St. 
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Au Pairs Make Summer Easier for Parents

 
The last school bell of the year is always a delightful sound for kids bust sometimes a distress signal for parents who must juggle work schedules and sitters to accommodate school vacations. Beverly/Morgan Park resident Sheila Stanczak of the Cultural Care Au Pair Program, has an excellent option for eliminating summer scheduling blues. 
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Special Gift Helps Local School

 
Friends at Council Oak Montessori

Council Oak Montessori School is enjoying a very special gift in this, its 15th year of operation. Longtime Beverly/Morgan Park resident and former Softsheen Products executive Terri Lyn Gardner has funded a $50,000 Sara Aklilu Gardner “Anything Is Possible” Scholarship Fund for students of African or African American descent.
 
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Debut Performances and Returning Favorites at World Folks Music Co.

 
Debut Performances and Returning Favorites at World Folks Music Co. The West African/Afrobeat band Yawo performs at World Folk Music Company, 1808 W. 103rd St., on Sat. Apr. 1 at 8 p.m. 
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On Stage in April at Beverly Arts Center

 
John Waite, Graham Parker, Notre Dame Glee Club & Best of Chicago Improv Festival 
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Morgan Park High School Community Initiative

 
The Morgan Park High School Community Initiative will meet Tues., Apr. 4, 6 p.m., in the school library, 1744 W. Pryor. The meeting was originally scheduled for Mar. 27. Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan will be present at the meeting to hear the concerns of the community regarding MPHS. Only matters pertaining to MPHS will be discussed at the meeting. 
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Blackburn, The Haleys Honored for Community Service

 
Morgan Park United Methodist Church has announced that Judith Blackburn and Annie Haley and her late husband Joseph H. Haley, will be honored at its 7th annual Community Service Awards Banquet Sun., Apr. 30, 5 p.m. 
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mkathleen & co. Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary With Trip to Neverland

 
Can’t fly to Neverland? No worries, because the second star to the right is as close as the stage of Kathleen Langdon and her children’s theater company. Celebrating a 10 year anniversary, mkathleen & co. brings “Peter Pan” to the stage at St. Rita High School, Apr. 5 through 8 and 11 through 15 at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Apr. 8, 9 and 15 at 12:30 p.m. 
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Teens Find Place to Play Music Through Tap22

By Sorabh and Shawn Kothari 
For most teenage bands, finding a place to play can be a daunting task. However, Tap 22, a local organization that seeks to create social opportunities for teenagers in the Beverly/Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood area, recently gave local teens the opportunity to showcase their musical talents. On a Friday night in March, Steve White, a member of a local band known as Boon, took up the strife facing aspiring teenage musicians when he decided to throw a concert that would boast some of the local musical talent. 
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Protecting Beverly/Morgan Park’s Wooded Heritage

By Kathleen Tobin 
Oak trees in Beverly/Morgan Park are on the endangered list! 
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Learning Styles Seminar Offers Insights for Parents, Educators

 
The Education Depot, 10708 S. Western Ave., will host Learning Styles Seminar, the first in a monthly series of new continuing education courses for parents teachers. The seminar will be offered Sundays, Apr. 23 and Apr.30, 4 to 5 p.m. 
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Discover Your Home’s History at Ridge Historical Society


Jane Nicoll and Jennifer Kenny 
You own a home that you're proud to call your own. But someone owned it before you. Someone built it, cared for it, and made changes through the years. Now you're interested in finding out the "who, when and what" of your property. 
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Why We Moved to Beverly/Morgan Park

 
When Audra and Greg Dye decided it was time to buy their first home, they started looking on the north side, a natural since they were already renting up north. The fun of house-hunting was soon diminished by north side real estate “sticker shock.” “We were shocked by the prices and frustrated by how little we could get for our first house. 
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Enjoy Luncheon in the Village at Church of the Holy Nativity

 
Luncheon in the Village, the 65th annual Salad Bowl Luncheon at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity, will be held Sat., May 20 at noon. Featuring a variety of delicious homemade salads created by congregation members, the event is a toss of food, friendship, faith and fun, and includes a bake sale of homemade breads and treats. 
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Daley Unveils Plans for America’s First Urban Garden Show

 
Garden in a City Blooms May 13-21 in Grant Park 
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Garden Walks Bloom in Beverly/Morgan Park

 
Beverly Hills/Morgan Park has some of the loveliest gardens in the city, and many of them will be showcased on two local garden walks this summer. 
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RHS Hosts Genealogy Class

 
Ridge Historical Society, 10621 S. Seeley Ave., will host the Chicago Genealogical Society on Sat., May 6, 1:15 p.m. for a class on “What Historians Can Do For Genealogists — A Breathtaking View of Local History from a Hilltop Mansion.” 
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Trinity UMC Hosts Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

 
Dinner, Silent Auction to Benefit Vacation Bible School 
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Summer Activities Include Kennedy Park Coed Softball

 
Attention 8th grade graduates and high schoolers: Summer is just a few months away, so it’s a great time to start filling in the calendar with activities planned just for teens. 
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BIA Hosts Family Bike Ride

 
  
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"Broke" Premieres at Beverly Arts Center

By Anne O’Shea 


Bill Whirity will soon be leaving West Beverly for Los Angeles to pursue his dream as a film maker, but before he leaves residents will have a chance to sample his first feature length film, “Broke”, at its Beverly Arts Center premiere on June 15. 
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Thank you to our Ridge Run Business Sponsors

 
 
 
 

Thanks to 2006 Ridge Run Sponsors! 
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Watercolor paintings of historic Chicago on exhibit SXU displays Jack Simmerling’s art work

 
Renowned Beverly/Morgan Park artist and author Jack Simmerling will showcase his artwork in an exhibit titled “Chicago’s Storyteller in Pen, Ink and Watercolor” through Sept. 13 in the SXU Gallery, Saint Xavier University 3700 W. 103rd St. 
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LOCAL JUNIOR WOMAN’S CLUB SEEKS NEW MEMBERS

 
The Beverly Hills Junior Woman’s Club was organized in 1928 by a number of service-minded area women interested in making new friends and bringing neighborhood people together. In its heyday, the club was well known for producing children’s plays at Ridge Park and hosted numerous community events. 
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Beverly Yoga Announces Fall Schedule

 

The Beverly Yoga Center (BYC), 1917 W. 103rd St., 2nd floor, begins its fall schedule on Sept. 3 with a variety of yoga classes and workshops for infants, toddlers, kids, adults and seniors. Registration for classes is on going and students may join at anytime.  
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Beverly Arts Center Partners with Target for Sponsorship of Umbrella Project

 

Beverly Arts Center Partners with Target for Sponsorship of Umbrella Project Target has become the first corporate sponsor of the Beverly Arts Center’s Lamb Umbrellas for Peace project, a fine arts outreach program that encourages children to express their hopes and fears in a perspective of peace, love and tolerance.  
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Sutherland Hosts iModonnari Street Painting Festival

 

Street painting artists have a long tradition in Europe, beginning in Italy in the 16th century. These artists traveled from town to town, creating colorful images as a source of livelihood. Sutherland Elementary School, 10015 S. Leavitt, carries on this creative and festive tradition by bringing the art of street painting to Beverly/Morgan Park each year at the iModonnari street painting festival. The event will be held Sat., Sept. 23, on the school grounds from noon to 4 p.m.

 
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Keeping Beverly Green

By Kathleen Tobin 
One of the distinctive characteristics of the Beverly/Morgan Park historic district is its beautiful canopy of towering trees, particularly its majestic oaks, remnants of the oak savannah that once covered the area. 
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Moms, Have As Much Fun As Your Kids!

 
Moms and their kids can have fun together by joining Mothers & Company, a local organization run by member Moms. The group arranges playgroups and activities, and provides resource information for area mothers and their small children, from birth to age 5. Annual dues are $15 and playgroups are forming now.  
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Neighborhood Watch Works

 

Dozens of Beverly Hills/Morgan Park neighbors have spent summer evenings cruising the streets and watching for and reporting suspicious activities to support the work of the 22nd District Police. 

 
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RHS Presents Rick Kogan and Chicago Fire Tour by Bus

 
Ridge Historical Society (RHS), 10621 S. Seeley Ave., will present several community programs this fall. On Sat., Sept. 16, Rick Kogan, renowned Chicago journalist, author, and neighborhood aficionado, will spin tales about Chicago’s history and its neighborhoods, on Thurs., Sept. 21, RHS will kick-off its first Third Thursday Evening Program Series with an update on the Status of the historic districts in Beverly Hills/Morgan Park, and on Sun., Oct. 8, RHS will host a Chicago Fire Tour by bus commemorating the 135th anniversary Great Chicago Fire.

 
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Latin Jazz and Side Splitting Comedy at World Folk Music Co.

 
Two for Brazil will open World Folk Music Company’s 2006-07 Concert Series, playing in the intimate, award-winning concert hall on Sat. Sept. 16, 8 p.m. Also making their WFMC debut this month is the side-splitting improv comedy troupe Chicago Style Standups on Sat. Sept. 23, 8 p.m, 
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Families Invited to Add their Memories to Chicago’s Visual History

 
Beverly Arts Center Hosts Chicago Home Movie Day

The Chicago Film Archives (CFA) invites area families become part of the visual record of Chicago’s history by participating in Home Movie Day at the Beverly Arts Center (BAC), 2407 W. 111th St.
 
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Ridge Historical Society will host a Chicago Fire Tour

 
Ridge Historical Society will host a Chicago Fire Tour by bus on Sun., Oct. 8, boarding at 11:30 a.m. 
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Churches by Bus tour features five very different Southside churches

 
The architecture and history of five Southside churches will be featured on the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s 11th Churches by Bus tour Oct. 14.
   
Christ the King Church and Morgan Park United Methodist Church will be featured on the AF Church by Bus Tour Oct. 14.  Call 312-922-3432 ext 240.


 
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Keeping Beverly Green Hosts Tree Walk

 
Keeping Beverly Green: Protecting Beverly/Morgan Park’s Wooded Heritage has organized a tree walk through the neighborhood with Edith Makra, certified arborist and Morton Arboretum Community Liaison, on Sun., Oct.15 starting at 3 p.m. from Morgan Park Presbyterian Church, 11056 S. Longwood Dr.  
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Kellogg School PTA Sponsors 3rd Annual High School Fair to Benefit Prospective Students

 
The Kellogg School PTA is sponsoring its annual high school information fair on Thurs., Oct. 12, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in school gymnasium, 9241 S. Leavitt. 
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Village Art & Craft Fair Oct. 14

 
The women of Morgan Park United Methodist Church will present the Village Art & Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., Oct. 14, in the Great Hall of the church, 11030 S. Longwood Dr.
 
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The Catholic Youth Ministry Center (CYMC) at Morgan Park High School gets a lot of wear and tear

 


The Catholic Youth Ministry Center (CYMC) at Morgan Park High School gets a lot of wear and tear. As a drop-in center for MPHS students for the past 26 years, thousands of teenagers have walked through the front doors and, often, right out the back door onto the porch to relax. 
 
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