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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 »

Fitness Bliss in Berwyn

Whether you want to get started on weightlifting, join a sports team or want to have some good old fashioned play time, there are plenty of activities and programs for all ages in Berwyn! Cool for Kids Berwyn Park District (3701 S Scoville Ave) Berwyn Park District has a ton of fun things to do for kids. Offering camps and youthmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Gloria Mitchell of The Children’s School

Hometown: Chicago, IL Current residence: Berwyn, IL All About Gloria: My name is Gloria and I’m an 8th grade teacher and the high school transition coordinator for The Children’s School, a private K-8 school in Berwyn. I grew up in Hyde Park, studied English at the University of Iowa, then spent the next couple of decades working as a writermore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Ruben Ruiz of Morton College

Meet Ruben Ruiz of Morton College (3801 S. Central Avenue, Cicero), est. 1924 Hometown: Oxnard, CA Current Residence: Summit, IL About Ruben: I’m Ruben Ruiz, born in Oxnard, California and raised in Chicago’s Little Village (I also lived in Cicero for a few years). I’m currently a proud resident of Summit, Illinois. My parents are from the state of Guanajuato,more »

Find out what makes Berwyn the City of Homes

When you think houses in Berwyn, you immediately think “BUNGALOWS!” But there’s a reason why Berwyn is known as The City of Homes—it may surprise you just how much variety there is in Berwyn’s affordable housing stock. Whether you want to find interesting facts about your house or are currently looking for a new home, look no further! Victorians Youmore »

Chance to Dance featured in 4-Star Chicagoan Segment

Windy City LIVE recently featured Berwyn’s own Chance to Dance as part of their 4-Star Chicagoan segment. We loved seeing these two changemakers showcasing their wonderful organization. Their final recital for the season takes place Saturday, May 12 at Fenwick High School. 

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Jen Mitchell of Solace Divorce Mediation

Meet Jen Mitchell of Solace Divorce Mediation (1111 Chicago Ave Ste 220, Oak Park), est 2010 Hometown: Chicago, IL Current Residence: Berwyn, IL All About Jen: I am an author, speaker, attorney, mediator, life coach, manifestor and creator of Solace Divorce Mediation. I was born in Chicago and raised in the Northwest suburb of Hoffman Estates. In high school, Imore »