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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month At Your Nearest Little Free Library

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage month, which kicked off on Saturday September 15 and ends Monday October 15, we partnered up with the Berwyn Public Library to spread some Hispanic heritage around Berwyn. In an effort to engage the children of Berwyn in what this month represents, we placed children’s books that celebrate Hispanic heritage and bilingual books in themore »

Berwyn’s Next Gen: Daniela Reyes a Rising Star

Meet Daniela Reyes, a Junior at the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) Age: 16 Hometown: Berwyn/Cicero Daniela’s Bio: Daniela spent her early years in Berwyn, attending Jefferson Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School, trying out for the school talent shows every year since kindergarten. Her love for singing was the driving force that set her on an artistic path. Flashmore »

Berwyn’s Taste of Taco Tuesday

If Taco Tuesday isn’t your favorite day of the week, then we’ll change that for you. The taco, in all its complexities, is one of the most popular Mexican dishes in America. Steak, chicken, pork, fish, veggie—you name it, Berwyn has it. And what better day to indulge in yummy tacos than on the best day of the week—Taco Tuesday!?more »

MACNEAL HOSPITAL CELEBRATES BECOMING A CATHOLIC HEALTH MINISTRY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

On September 7, MacNeal Hospital celebrated becoming a Catholic health ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago at a ceremony attended by Auxiliary Bishop John Manz, Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health leaders, Illinois Representative Lisa Hernandez, Berwyn officials, community members and MacNeal colleagues. M.E. Cleary, president of MacNeal, said “The hospital is privileged to have cared for those in need formore »

Handcrafted Community + Full of Character = Kara Kesselring

MEET KARA KESSELRING. SHE’S #FULLOFCHARACTER. Photo by Joel Gonzalez of WeOurStory Who is Kara? I was born and raised in Southeast Iowa on a family farm.  I started performing when I was little and graduated with a music degree from the University of Iowa.  I immediately moved to Chicago and started freelance gigging.  My husband and I lived in Wickermore »

Solutions For Care Awarded BDC Philanthropic Grant

A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the Solutions For Care Senior Summerfest. Solutions For Care organized the inaugural Senior Summerfest along with local organizations and businesses that serve Berwyn’s older adults. Senior Summerfest is a month-long celebration for active older adults, featuring a collection of events that take place at several locations throughout Berwyn. The goalmore »

Back to School Fun in Berwyn

Celebrate the end of summer and the start of the school year this weekend! Each year, the Berwyn Park District and North Berwyn Park District partner up with Berwyn South School District 100 and Berwyn North School District 98 to organize exciting back-to-school events complete with meet and greets with teachers, delicious bites, fun activities for all, games and schoolmore »

The North Berwyn Park District Inaugural Corrida del Mariachi 5k Run/Walk is almost here!

Join the North Berwyn Park District in promoting health and wellness at their Inagural Corrida del Mariachi 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, August 18 starting at 8am. Proceeds will benefit North Berwyn Park District Art programs. This certified CARA course will start and finish at 16th & Wesley Ave in Berwyn. Runners will be cheered on with entertainment throughout the course. Costumes aremore »

Berwyn Listed in Neighborhood’s Where to Live Near Chicago, Besides the City

Berwyn is far from a sleepy suburb. That’s why we made it to Neighborhoods.com’s Where to Live Near Chicago, Besides the City. Berwyn has it all—a vibrant community, entertainment at every turn, beautiful homes and so much more. Read the full article here! #NothingLikeASuburb #HandcraftedCommunity *Article courtesy of Neighborhoods.com; written by Carrie Pallardy.

Get Out & Play in Berwyn this Summer!

Get out and play and wash all your worries away while you have fun in the sun! Berwyn offers plenty of activities that will get you outside and moving. What are you waiting for?! Outdoor Sports (Photo courtesy of Berwyn Park District) Berwyn Park District (3701 S Scoville Ave) Berwyn Park District has a ton of fun things to domore »