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With COVID-19 restrictions in place last year, sisters Kate and Maggie Junkins united with friend Evelyn Mulchrone to take their theater talents to the rooftop— and share them with children from around the city.

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Jack Richardson, of Mt. Greenwood, hosted his seventh annual lemonade stand in honor of his late friend Anthony Pappalas on July 16. Setting up at the corner of the 11000 block of South Trumbull Avenue, Jack raised over $3,300 for the Anthony’s Avengers DIPG Foundation. Anthony died in March…

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Darvell Jones, owner/CEO of Levraddigans Entertainment LLC, takes part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony during the grand opening of Levraddigans Studios, 10517 S. Western Ave., on July 17. According to Jones, Levraddigans Studios is a space for creators and innovators to be inspired. It is mea…

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A beautiful monarch butterfly enjoys the lantana in Lisa Foster’s backyard near 105th Street and Oakley Avenue. If you have a photo to share, send it to The Beverly Review at general@beverlyreview.net. (submitted photo by Lisa Foster)

The Beverly Theatre Guild will hold open auditions for “Matilda: The Musical” for children and teens ages 8 and older on Sunday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m., at Salem United Church of Christ, 9717 S. Kostner Ave., in Oak Lawn. Callbacks will be held on Monday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. Adults may audition w…

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The parish of Most Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church will host its carnival and festival from Thursday, July 29, to Sunday, Aug. 1, at 95th Street and Lawndale Avenue in Evergreen Park.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) announced that the Blue Door Neighborhood Center (BDNC) locations in Pullman, Morgan Park and South Lawndale are now open for in-person wellness classes and services.

July 13—Tereyal Willis, 25, was arrested on the 8900 block of South Beverly Avenue at 8:43 p.m. and charged with unlawful use a weapon—possession of a firearm by a felon. Bond information was not available.

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The Beverly Art Walk, which has become a staple of the early fall season, is officially preparing for its 2021 festivities.

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Katherine Konopasek’s garden in Beverly near 97th Street and Walden Parkway has been certified as a Monarch Butterfly Waystation by Monarch Watch. A nonprofit education, conservation and research program based at the University of Kansas, Monarch Watch focuses on the monarch butterfly. The g…

St. Xavier University (SXU) will host its 25th annual SXU Golf Classic on Thursday, Aug. 12 at Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave., in Orland Park.

Father Perez Knights of Columbus Council 1444 awarded a $1,000 scholarship to each of three well-rounded scholars at a recent council meeting.

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State Rep. Fran Hurley, state Sen. Bill Cunningham, Merrionette Park Mayor Jose Nevarez and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will host a “prescription takeback event” on Saturday, July 31, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Village of Merrionette Park parking lot, 11750 S. Kedzie Ave. U…

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Residents at Smith Village, a life-plan community at 2320 W. 113th Pl., enjoy drinks and snacks in the community’s Oak Room pub. Prospective residents and their families can see the pub, along with a variety of one- and two-bedroom floor plans for maintenance-free apartments with walk-in clo…

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Members of Southsiders For Peace gather at the intersection of 103rd Street and Western Avenue to protest for various causes, including racial equality or gun control.

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Nicky’s of Beverly is the Simon to Beverly Records’ Garfunkel as the two business establishments embark on another celebration of vinyl records on July 17—the industry’s unprecedented second drop for Record Store Day 2021.

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A Chicago man has been charged after three law-enforcement officers were shot while traveling in an unmarked police vehicle on a 119th Street entrance ramp to Interstate 57, according to authorities.

Beverly, Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood neighbors can bring their pets to join Smith Village residents’ four-legged friends at the 12th annual Smith Village Pet Parade on Friday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The second annual Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk, hosted by the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) has been postponed to Sunday, July 18, due to weather.

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A hawk wants to join in on the July 4 holiday celebration at Jack and Mary Ann McNicholas’ house near 111th Street and Campbell Avenue. Unfortunately, no burgers were left for the party’s feathered guest, who was photographed by the couple’s daughter, Susie Schultz. If you have an interestin…

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A deer finds the shade in the Figel Family’s backyard to be a perfect respite on July 1 when the humidity was 88 percent and the temperature at 70. Although it was 1 p.m., the deer seemed relaxed and glad to be out and about in Beverly, where Bill Figel snapped this photo. Send your cool pho…

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The Crisis Center for South Suburbia is a local non-profit that serves the south Chicagoland area by offering free shelter, housing, counseling and aid to victims of domestic violence and their children.

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush recently announced that his office is taking submissions for the 2021 Congressional App Challenge (CAC) for middle and high school students in the Illinois First Congressional District.

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A hummingbird stops by for some nectar from the bee balm flowers in Peg and Ken Gilbertsen’s garden near 99th Street and Oakley Avenue on July 7. If you have a photo to share, send it to general@beverlyreview.net. (submitted photo by Ken Gilbertsen)

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The Beverly Area Planning Association’s Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 18 beginning at 11 a.m. For tickets or more information, visit bapa.org.

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June 29—Demarco Bell, 27, was arrested on the 1900 block of West Monterey Avenue at 5:10 a.m., and charged with criminal damage to a school worth $500 or less, not wearing a seatbelt as a driver, leaving the scene and attempting to elude police. Bond information was not available.

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As 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea wrapped up his Help A Hero campaign on the evening of June 30, U.S. military veterans served up craft beer to help the effort to support those who served our country.

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For 100 years, Boy Scouts of America Troop 607 has been steadfast in serving young men and the Beverly/Morgan Park community.

Another victim has been identified from the accident on June 27 in which a pickup truck that ignored crossing signals was struck by a Metra train at 107th Street and Vincennes Avenue.

With each stop distinctive for its style, variety of plantings and unique beauty, the Beverly Area Planning Association (BAPA) will present a neighborhood filled with blooming beauty at the second annual Beverly/Morgan Park Garden Walk to be held on Sunday, July 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., w…