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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 »

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 »

Celebrate National Red Wine Day in Berwyn!

Did you know today is National Red Wine Day? Uncork your Tuesday night right—whether you want to sip and savor the taste of your favorite red at your favorite watering hole, indulge in a fine dining experience complete with a perfect pairing of red wine with your meal, or have a relaxing evening at home, the options are aplenty inmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Dr. Berenice Lopez of Smile Fixation

Name: Dr. Berenice Lopez Hometown: Chicago, IL Current Residence: Chicago, IL All About Berenice: For most people, dentistry doesn’t sound very interesting. For me, dentistry is a childhood dream I have been chasing for years. I have been a lifelong resident of Chicago. After earning my Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois in Chicago, I entered themore »

HIAWATHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AWARDED BDC PHILANTHROPIC GRANT FOR STEAM LAB & MINI MUSEUM

A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the Hiawatha Elementary School STEAM Lab & Mini Museum at the Berwyn Park District’s Back to School Picnic. Hiawatha’s STEAM Lab allows students to carry out explorations and curricular extensions in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The project aims to support the STEAM Lab by including components of amore »

MacNeal Hospital Hosts 7th Annual Health and Safety Fair

MacNeal Hospital invites the community to their 7th annual Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, August 18 from 9am to Noon. Representatives from MacNeal Hospital and other community organizations will be present to provide information, resources and education on living a healthy lifestyle. Offerings during this event include: Blood pressure BMI calculations Demonstrations Document shredding Glucose screening Health information andmore »