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Walgreens, The Skin Care Foundation Bring Destination: Healthy Skin Mobile RV to Brookfield Zoo

Walgreens and The Skin Cancer Foundation Partner to Offer Free, Full-Body Skin Cancer Screenings For Area Residents Destination: Healthy Skin, a nationwide tour to educate consumers about the importance of effective sun protection, early detection, and reduce the incidence of the world’s most common cancer, is coming to Chicagoland. On July 29 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Walgreens pharmacists, beauty consultants, andmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Dave Terrazino of Youth Crossroads, Inc.

Meet Dave Terrazino of Youth Crossroads, Inc. (3401 Gunderson Avenue, 2E), est. 1974 Hometown: Brookfield, IL Current Residence: Brookfield, IL All About Dave: I was born in Chicago and grew up in Riverside. I graduated from R-B high School, then U of I Champaign-Urbana with a Bachelor’s in Psychology/Child Development before earning a Master’s Of Science Degree in Human Servicesmore »

West Suburban Special Recreation Association Awarded BDC Philanthropic Grant

A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) Lekotek Therapeutic Toy Lending Library. The Lekotek Toy Lending program provides play materials that will enhance and encourage positive play experiences for children with disabilities and their siblings. The grant will help fund the addition of new highly specialized, adapted toys for themore »

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 »

Berwyn Welcomes New Business Coaching and Leadership Development Business

The Berwyn community has gained a new leadership business at 3100 S Oak Park Ave. Transformational Leadership Experience, Inc. (TLE) offers business coaching and development for entrepreneurs, organizational and community leaders, and business owners. A ribbon cutting was held in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on June 13, 2018. Connect with TLE at tlexperience.com, onmore »

Berwyn Free Library Initiative is in full swing!

The Berwyn Free Library Initiative was organized with the purpose of increasing access to books and literacy programs in Berwyn. Since April, Lead Organizer of the initiative Robert Pabon and crew have been working tirelessly to increase literacy throughout Berwyn by organizing a book drive and installing Berwyn’s first free libraries in the 5th ward. Their goal is to installmore »

North Berwyn Park District’s Best of Berwyn Finalists Awarded BDC Philanthropic Grant

A BDC philanthropic grant was awarded to the three finalists of  the North Berwyn Park District’s 2018 Best of Berwyn Junior Citizen Recognition Program. The program recognizes the top 8th grade students in the City of Berwyn. Nominated by educators, community leaders and elected officials, the students are individually interviewed and go through a judging process that narrows the candidatesmore »

Lincoln Middle School Choir uses philanthropic grant for America Sings! Music Festival

The Lincoln Middle School Choir was awarded a philanthropic grant from the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) to help fund their choir trip to the America Sings! Music Festival in Washington, DC. Lincoln Middle School Choir Director Beverly Tarbox said, “We are extremely grateful to the Berwyn Development Corporation for helping us provide this amazing opportunity to our students. Thank you!”more »

Berwyn Resident Pens Children’s Book about Bravery and Confidence

What you give is what you get. Berwyn resident and author Arielle Turover Cohen’s true bliss is building a more confident and brave population of children. Her first children’s book, I Am Brave and Unafraid, was recently published this past April; it’s packaged in an easy-to-read format with vibrant illustrations designed to excite children and engage them in reading. Accordingmore »