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Spooky Halloween in Berwyn for the Whole Family!

The most spook-tacular time of the year is upon us! Stumped on how the family can celebrate? Your ultimate guide for a scary good family-friendly Berwyn Halloween is HERE! So gather the family and celebrate Halloween in Berwyn! Don’t forget—Berwyn’s official trick-or-treating hours are from 4:00pm to 6:30pm on October 31. Help our little Berwynners stay safe this Halloween and check out thismore »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Angela Tomassetti of Fit Club

Name: Angela Tomassetti Hometown: Richton Park, IL Current Residence: Berwyn, IL All About Angela: When residents ask if I’m originally from Berwyn, I get a kick out of seeing their reactions when I explain I grew up just a bit further south. How far? Just south of 211th and Harlem—South! After graduating with degrees in dance and finance, I bounced aroundmore »

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 »

Pup-Friendly Spots in Berwyn

Whether you’re running errands or want to have a fun day on the town, why not have your furry best friend by your side?! Here is your ultimate guide to pup-friendly places around beautiful Berwyn. 🙂 When you treat yourself, treat your pup! Your very good dog deserves a very good treat! Furry friends are sure to get a deliciousmore »

Handcrafted Community + Full of Character = Naomi Martinez, Monstrochika.

THIS IS NAOMI MARTINEZ. SHE’S #FULLOFCHARACTER. Photo by Joel Gonzalez of WeOurStory Who is Naomi? I grew up in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. My mother was always sewing outfits for us as kids and making crafts, and my dad was always “fixing” and building things around the house. So, I guess you can say its in my genes—beingmore »

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 »